Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks. Guard becomes more effective with each bit of damage taken.
Steelguard (ライズガード, Raizu Gādo?, lit. Rise Guard) is a recurring ability in the series, appearing in the Lightning Saga. It boosts the user's physical and magic resistance if they are attacked while using it.
XIII Steelguard is a Sentinel ability. While using Steelguard the damage reduction percentage increases by 20. Defense increases each time the Sentinel is attacked while guard is in effect; each received attack increases the damage reduction by 1–3%.
Steelguard can be learned by:
- Snow on Crystarium level 1.
- Fang on Crystarium level 6.
- Vanille on Crystarium level 6.
- Sazh on Crystarium level 7.