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VIII

Ruby Dragon
ルブルムドラゴン (Ruburumu Doragon?)
FF8 Ruby Dragon
Statistics
LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100
16683423,067
STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4
2765102124
VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150
81151114174
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]
2062
EXP40(Lv)² + 170APEXP40(Lv)² + 170AP
210141,53014
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
-100%Absorbs 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
-100%Absorbs 100% 100% 150%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune 80% Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 80% Immune 50%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 60%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Laguna's Dream - Trabia Canyon
Centra - Almaj Mountains, Lenown Mountains, Serengetti Plains
Esthar - Great Plains of Esthar, Dollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Deep Sea Research Center
Island Closest to Hell
Ultimecia Castle - Passageway
Scan Strong and smart dragon. If enemies are using Reflect, it casts Reflect on itself to mirror the attack.
Class None
Card Ruby Dragon (100%)
Mug (50%) Inferno Fang (89.5%)
Inferno Fang x2 (10.5%)
Item drop (99%)
Inferno Fang (69.5%)
Inferno Fang x2 (19.9%)
Fury Fragment x2 (5.9%)
Star Fragment (4.7%)
Inferno Fang (50%)
Inferno Fang x2 (44.5%)
Fury Fragment x2 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Ruby Dragon
Draw Aero
Fira
Devour Delicious!!!
Abilities Claw Swipe, Breath, Fira, Firaga, Aero, Demi, Flare, Meteor, Reflect
Other information None
Ruby Dragon
ルブルムドラゴン (Ruburumu Doragon?)
FF8 Ruby Dragon
Statistics
LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100
3523,8564431,252
STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4
105126125142
VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150
115175124182
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]
6283
EXP40(Lv)² + 170APEXP40(Lv)² + 170AP
1,570141,93014
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
-100%Absorbs 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
-100%Absorbs 100% 100% 150%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune 80% Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 80% Immune 50%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 60%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Laguna's Dream - Trabia Canyon
Centra - Almaj Mountains, Lenown Mountains, Serengetti Plains
Esthar - Great Plains of Esthar, Dollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Deep Sea Research Center
Island Closest to Hell
Ultimecia Castle - Passageway
Scan Strong and smart dragon. If enemies are using Reflect, it casts Reflect on itself to mirror the attack.
Class None
Card Ruby Dragon (100%)
Mug (50%) Inferno Fang x2 (89.5%)
Inferno Fang x3 (10.5%)
Item drop (99%)
Inferno Fang x2 (69.5%)
Fury Fragment x2 (19.9%)
Star Fragment (5.9%)
Energy Crystal (4.7%)
Inferno Fang x2 (50%)
Fury Fragment x2 (44.5%)
Star Fragment (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Ruby Dragon
Draw Aero
Firaga
Demi
Devour Delicious!!!
Abilities Claw Swipe, Breath, Fira, Firaga, Aero, Demi, Flare, Meteor, Reflect
Other information None
Ruby Dragon
ルブルムドラゴン (Ruburumu Doragon?)
FF8 Ruby Dragon
Statistics
LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100LevelHP3.25(Lv)² + 565(Lv) + 100
4532,10610089,100
STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4STR([9.2(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 250] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 100) / 4MAG([7(Lv)] + [(Lv) / 4] - [(Lv)² / 500] + 255) / 4
127144250240
VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150VIT(Lv) + 80SPR((Lv) / 22) - [(Lv) / 3] + (Lv) + 150
125182180221
SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]SPD((Lv) / 4) - [(Lv) / 8] + 2EVA((Lv) / 8) - [(Lv) / 16]
83156
EXP40(Lv)² + 170APEXP40(Lv)² + 170AP
1,970144,17014
Elemental affinities
Tripletriad-fire Tripletriad-thunder Tripletriad-ice Tripletriad-water
-100%Absorbs 100% 150% 100%
Tripletriad-wind Tripletriad-earth Tripletriad-poison Tripletriad-holy
-100%Absorbs 100% 100% 150%
Damage Restorative Ground Gravity
100% Absorb Damage Damage
Status resistance
Death Poison Petrify Darkness Silence
Immune Immune 80% Immune Immune
Berserk Zombie Sleep Haste Slow
Immune Immune 80% Immune 50%
Stop Regen Reflect Doom Petrifying
Immune Immune 0% Immune 60%
Float Drain Confuse Eject Card
Immune 0% Immune 20% 0%
Devour LV Up LV Down The End
0% 0% 0% 0%
Location Laguna's Dream - Trabia Canyon
Centra - Almaj Mountains, Lenown Mountains, Serengetti Plains
Esthar - Great Plains of Esthar, Dollet Mountains, Nortes Mountains, West Coast, Great Salt Lake
Deep Sea Research Center
Island Closest to Hell
Ultimecia Castle - Passageway
Scan Strong and smart dragon. If enemies are using Reflect, it casts Reflect on itself to mirror the attack.
Class None
Card Ruby Dragon (100%)
Mug (50%) Inferno Fang x4 (89.5%)
Inferno Fang x5 (10.5%)
Item drop (99%)
Fury Fragment x2 (69.5%)
Energy Crystal x2 (19.9%)
Fury Fragment x3 (5.9%)
Fury Fragment x4 (4.7%)
Fury Fragment x2 (50%)
Energy Crystal x2 (44.5%)
Fury Fragment x3 (5.5%)
Card Drop (3.5%) Ruby Dragon
Draw Firaga
Reflect
Flare
Meteor
Devour All systems go!
Abilities Claw Swipe, Breath, Fira, Firaga, Aero, Demi, Flare, Meteor, Reflect
Other information None
LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
166827658115120210
2124329678215220250
3182431698315220290
4241234718415330330
5300636728515430370
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
11670850839115831610
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
71565981851891512011143010
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
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LvHPSTRMAGVITSPRSPDEVAEXP
91784282302241712151363810
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Ruby Dragon is an enemy and a boss in Final Fantasy VIII. Squall and the party must fight two Ruby Dragons if they are to retrieve the Guardian Force Bahamut in the Deep Sea Research Center. Ruby Dragons are also fought as random encounters in Centra forests near Edea's Orphanage and on Island Closest to Hell and Ultimecia Castle.

A Ruby Dragon is fought during a particular Laguna dream sequence. While shooting a movie at Vienne Mountains (with Laguna as the protagonist), a Ruby Dragon wanders onto the set in place of Kiros in a dragon suit. Both Laguna and the director mistake the dragon for Kiros, remarking how realistic the "costume" is. Upon realizing the dragon is real the director flees, leaving Laguna to fend it off with a gunblade before fleeing himself, only to encounter, battle and defeat it alongside Kiros a minute later.

The player can have Ward Zabac in this scene only if they don't read the Timber Maniacs magazine in Shumi Village in Squall's time before the dream takes place.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

Devouring a Ruby Dragon permanently raises the character's HP by 10.

Ruby Dragons are known to be easier with only two party members, as then they don't use their devastating Breath attack, a non-elemental physical-based attack whose damage can be halved with Protect and defended against by junctioning a high-level spell in Vitality, such as Meltdown. Ruby Dragon will only use Breath if all three party members are alive. This also applies to Meteor and Firaga. So if there is at least one KO'd character, the dragon will only cast Fira and Aero.

It will cast Reflect on itself if one of the party members is also reflected.

High-level Ruby Dragons are valuable for as two potent spells can be drawn from them: Flare and Meteor.

Strategy Edit

Ruby Dragon is susceptible to Sleep, which can be exploited. Having Sleep junctioned to Status Attack is useful. Irvine is handy to have around against a sleeping Ruby Dragon, as his Limit Break, Shot, doesn't count as a physical attack, and thus will not wake it up. Demi is another good move to use while it's sleeping.

Ruby Dragon can also be defeated instantly with Quistis's Degenerator or Selphie's Rapture and The End Slots spells. A leveled up Diablos is also effective.

After acquiring the Tonberry GF in Centra Ruins its LV UP ability can augment Ruby Dragon enough for it to have Flare and Meteor in the draw list. It is advised to have high Magic (above 100) to successfully draw 9x Flare and Meteor per command.

Triple Triad Edit

Ruby Dragon Card
TTRubyDragon Element Fire
Refine 10 refine into 1 Inferno Fang
Drop Ruby Dragon
Card Ruby Dragon
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win N/A


Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

PFF

PFF Ruby Dragon

Ruby Dragon from Final Fantasy VIII appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

FFRK Ruby Dragon FFVIII

Ruby Dragon from Final Fantasy VIII appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Triple Triad Edit

170a Ruby Dragon

Ruby Dragon appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App with different values than in its Final Fantasy VIII card.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). It is the birthstone for July. In this instance, the word ruby refers to the dragon's color.

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

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