Reduces the damage taken from enemy attacks. Guard becomes more effective with each bit of damage taken.
—Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII description
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.
XIIISteelguard 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%.
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