Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
パランドゥス (Parandusu)
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
480,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 400 600
KeepThe higher the number, the lower the chance is for the enemy to be interrupted. Launch DisruptionIf the ability used by Lightning has higher Cut than enemy has Keep, this ability can interrupt the enemy.
80*Default/90*Absolute Barrier Y Y
Extinction Gil EP
- 1,000 5
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
100%*Default/50%*Absolute Barrier 100%*Default/50%*Absolute Barrier 50%*Default/50%*Absolute Barrier
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
150%*Default/100%*Absolute Barrier 100%*Default/15%*Absolute Barrier 100%*Default/15%*Absolute Barrier
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon
0*Default/100*Absolute Barrier 30 0*Default/60*Absolute Barrier 0*Default/60*Absolute Barrier
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
0*Default/100*Absolute Barrier 0*Default/100*Absolute Barrier 95*Default/100*Absolute Barrier 100
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
0*Default/100*Absolute Barrier 0 100 0
Habitat Dead Dunes (Temple Ruins, Clavis Chamber, from Day 8 onwards)
Type Chaos Beast
Subtype Large-Scale Enemy
Item drops Preta Hood
Crystal Malistone
Soul Smeltwater
Abilities Absolute Barrier, Claw Swipe, Tail Swipe, Ruin, Ruinga, Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, Aero, Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, Aerora, Element, Elementa, Debrave, Defaith, Deprotect, Deshell, Imperil, Slow, Poison, Curse, Pain, Fog, Disaster, Breath of Rancor, Séance, Gloria Mundi, Hellkraft
Notes 1: Unleash physical and magic attacks when enemy is protected by barriers. The effect is greater when the enemy is using Séance.
2: Unleash physical and magic attacks when the enemy's barriers have fallen.

Parandus is a boss in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII fought by Lightning and Fang in the Clavis Chamber of the Temple Ruins, located in the Dead Dunes, from Day 7 onwards. Defeating it concludes the Main Quest of the Dead Dunes area.


Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 400 20 600 50
Stagger Point: all attacks x1
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered with Absolute Barrier on 0s Unprotected and Unshelled Until next Absolute Barrier 0
Back to default
Staggered 15s Knocked Down 0
No further staggering


Parandus uses the same battle style as Grendel, but is more aggressive and powerful. Parandus uses Absolute Barrier to buff itself with Protect and Shell. It then uses Breath of Rancor to inflict Lightning with Pain, Fog, Deprotect and Deshell. After 3–5 minutes, Parandus starts using Séance and then Gloria Mundi to deal major damage.


Lightning should equip Ghostly and Preta Hood to reduce damage. The player should use wind-based attacks to stagger Parandus, and take the chance to use Heavy Slash or Beat Down to deal 5000–10,000+ damage.


Parandus is Latin future passive participle (gerundive) of parō ("I prepare").


  • The Grendel and Parandus are based on the model of the Raspatil from Final Fantasy XIII-2. The major differences are that Raspatil has more arms and a flesh tail.

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