Vana'diel Bestiary: Garuda Prime  

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Updated: Sun Nov 15 05:21:54 2009

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Garuda Prime for Trial Size Trial by Wind

Garuda Prime for Trial by Wind

    • Any and all members of your party participating in this battle must have the Tuning Fork of Wind key item in order to enter the battlefield.

Garuda Prime for Waking the Beast

    • All members of your alliance participating in this battle must have the Rainbow Resonator key item in order to enter the battlefield.

    • Garuda Prime will be assisted by four Air Elementals that respawn roughly every 15 minutes if they are defeated.

Special Attacks

  • Claw: Single target physical damage.

  • Predator Claws: Strong single target three-hit physical damage.

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Wind Garuda Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Aerial Armor: Self target Blink effect.

  • Whispering Wind: Self target HP recovery effect.

  • Hastega: Self target Haste effect. (Effect can be dispelled).

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Wind Garuda Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Aero II: Single target Wind based magic damage.

  • Aero IV: Strong single target Wind based magic damage.

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Wind Garuda Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Wind Blade: Strong single target Wind based magic damage. Damage ignores shadow effects.

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Wind Garuda Prime is incapable of performing this attack.

  • Aerial Blast: Strong AoE Wind based magic damage.

    • The Trial Size - Trial by Wind and Trial by Wind Garuda Primes will use this ability once when their HP drops to roughly 50%. The Waking the Beast Garuda Prime is capable of using this ability multiple times regardless of its HP level.

Historical Information

In Hindu mythology, Garuda was a lesser deity that often served as the mount for the god Vishnu. He was said to have a golden body, a white face, crimson wings, and the beak of an eagle, while the rest of his body was human. He was said to be so large that his body and wingspan could block out the sun when he flew by.

He came into the service of the gods after his mother Vinata, the sister of the serpent mother Kadru, lost a foolish bet and became enslaved by her sister. Garuda approached the serpents seeking to free his mother of her enslavement, and managed to make a deal with them that his mother could go free if he were able to obtain the Amrita (see item Amrita), the elixir of immortality in the possession of the gods, for them.

The gods held the Amrita in what they felt was an impenetrable defense, as they had it ringed by an eternal flame that covered the sky, guarded by a machine of some design with sharp, rotating blades, and two gargantuan serpents. Garuda, undeterred by these barriers, doused the flames by diverting the waters of the nearby rivers into them, shrank himself down to pass by the blades of the machine, and eviscerated the serpents before taking the Amrita and turning back for home.

Before he reached Kadru and the serpents, Garuda was confronted by the god Vishnu, who promised him the gift of immortality if he became his mount, to which the bird deity agreed. Later en route, Garuda was confronted by the sky god Indra (see Indra Katars), where he promised that he'd promise to get the Amrita back to the gods after fulfilling his bargain with the serpents, in exchange for Indra allowing Garuda to feed upon the serpents.

Finally reaching the snakes, he places the Amrita on the ground, thus absolving his mother of her slavery, but suggests to them that they should perform their rituals before drinking from it, which they readily left to do. As they departed, Indra swooped down and reclaimed the Amrita, thus allowing Garuda to complete his end of their agreement.

Garuda now forever serves as Vishnu's mount and the eternal enemy to the serpents, which he preys on every day.

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garuda prime PRIME o.O?
# Dec 18 2008 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
60 posts
hmm so...what's the reward for this o,o cause...i never actually did it...beat all the prime avatars (other than feny) but i never did fight this version...is she the same as the normal garuda only..with 4 wind eles? or is she actually stronger...AND if you beat her do you get an upgraded version of the avatar?
"To defeat-aru this enemy, we must-aru be as sly as the moonlight fox, for only he can see the true purpose in our foe's rash moves."

# Oct 21 2008 at 10:14 AM Rating: Decent
19 posts

Duo'ed this with me (WHM74/NIN37) and my friend (WHM75/NIN37).. Was a piece of cake. Kept Paralyze on her which worked well (being ice based) and Dia 2. The only annoying this was that she kept healing but we got her down to nothing in the end. Took 23 Mins or something and we didnt use any food.. If you are going to do it, best take a yag drink or two to be completely safe - We had about 100MP each left at the end of the fight.
my garuda victory
# Jan 10 2007 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
I beat her. She was easy. Just somehow carbuncle always dies right when I get past the bend going down after 1st AF/SL. But I managed to recast him a little bit downward after popping open a cold ether (hi-ether not recommand for primes). Then I let carbby run up to Garuda and went next, #2 AF/SL. Then rand up half way up after bend carbby died. Another cold ether. Then she kept attacking me and not carbby so I had to use like 2 hi-potions then #3 AF/SL boom dead. Fought on Firesday. And I also used Boiled crab and hold the new record on Odin with 3 minutes and 33 seconds :D.

Check my link below to see the equipment I used. The courage ring +1 is for ifrit. I just kept it on for no reason.

Edited, Jan 10th 2007 6:04am by Kirynx
Garuda's Dager For me :)
# Dec 15 2006 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
518 posts
Just fought this thing last night, Duoed it with a 75 RDM/NIN. I basically kept using TA Dancing Edge while he tanked. I had to run away while garuda was 2hring but we did end up beating it. Got my knife!!
Shout out to Mavis!! You rock man thanks a mil :-)
Ezell 65 THF main, Garuda Server, LS Midnightsuns
shiva vs garuda
# Oct 27 2006 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
49 posts
am i the only person hu thinks garuda is nicer then shiva lmao

Edited, Oct 28th 2006 at 11:25am PDT by jaredan
The wolfman of titan you won't catch me wearing silver mail
# Oct 24 2006 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
This thing is weak I beat it on windsday solo tho i already had her lmao
# Jun 17 2006 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Which of the avatars are soloable with SMN10? Should I get help? Am I completely screwed?
Jobs: WAR71/NIN40(Retired till I get better stuff), RNG40/NIN40, NIN40/WAR71.
Server: Siren
San d'Oria 7-1 Bastok 1-1 Windurst 1-1
ZM 14 CoP 2-5 AU 13 Assault PFC
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RE: Solo?
# Jun 21 2006 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
130 posts
I believe absolutely none of the avatars are. Wait until lvl 20.
WHM75 BLM75 THF75 Clothcraft 93+2, Alchemy 60
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Tiamat Trouncer/World Serpent Slayer/Fafnir Slayer/Aspidochelone Sinker/Behemoth Dethroner/Crab Crusher/Lifter of Shadows/Temenos Liberator/Apollyon Ravager/Elite Einherjar
Avy fun :D
# Jun 13 2006 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
Duoed all avys as 64DRG/32WHM with my friend Gance (75RDM/NIN) except Shiva (someone else needed her too, so we had a 67?THF/33NIN). Beat all avys no problem duo, except for Shiva. First time on her we were sticking it to her good, but then my friend D/Ced >.< So far duoing them all has been a blast, and I am almost ready to get my purple doggie :) Oh, another side note, I did NOT have to wait 24 RL hours to get a new fork... Turned in a fork last night at about 11PM June 12, and got a new one for the same avy about 10 minutes ago (3PM June 13), so it must reset when the servers reset at midnight in Japan.
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Cant Soro
# Apr 06 2006 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
226 posts
ok i just did some research and it turns out a 54 nin CANT solo garuda prime.. i took about 100hp off her life then died to a double attack when casting :Ni oh well was something fun to do when bored :D
You shall be consumed by the cowardice that binds you...
I hate Whispering Wind
# Mar 01 2006 at 12:19 PM Rating: Good
396 posts
Ok, getting to the Cloister of Gales is a pain. No matter what you do, bring your own Sneak and Invis because with all those **** raptors, goblins, cockatrices and manticores strolling about, not having it yourself is just a mean thing to do to the mages.

Once you're safely ensconsed at the Cloister though, the fight is an absolute blast. I went in with the following set up:


The first time we fought Garuda, well it wasn't pretty. Through a series of slight mistakes, we all ended up dying. But the last man standing was the WHM and we had Garuda down to about 1% before she took him out too. The biggest mistake was probably that we didn't have any items in preparation for the fight. We hadn't read up on it at all. We just kinda charged in, swords raised, shouting a battle cry.

What really screwed us up was the DRK dying to Aerial Blast. We can't figure out how this could have happened since we ALL had Baraera up, and the remaining three of us only got hit for like 160 each. The DRK took like 1600 dmg and died. ; ;

So for the second go, I went back and grabbed us some au laits and some yagudo drinks. Garuda's Whispering Wind move is the biggest pain in the rear. She can recover over 1000 HP with that move. The other thing that I didn't know (having only fought one Prime fight before this and not having researched first) is that Fragmentation actually cured her! I should have known that since it is Thunder/Wind, but I spaced it in trying to form a sc with the DRK and my most powerful weaponskills. >.<

The fight was challenging and really really fun. Without a SMN or a RDM, things got pretty sticky sometimes, but that made winning all the more sweet. I also think part of the fun came from not really knowing what to expect.

I don't really recommend going in with our same set up and expecting to win. The four of us are LS members and we've played together a lot so we know each other's strengths and skills. Also, three of us know each other IRL and were sitting in the same room, so that helped out considerably with communicating.

Edited, Wed Mar 1 11:17:57 2006
# Feb 21 2006 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
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73 Brd
73 Rdm
75 Sam
66 Nin
75 Whm
65 Blm(me ^^)

We went in there, bard Carold us, and we also got baraera for like 129 resistance to wind, so we got her to half health and she 2 hr'd, which did a maximum of 200 dmg to me, the lowest level!

We owned her and set the record at 5 mins exactly. ^^
BlM 75 / WHM 37 / THF 24 / WAR 30 / MNK 13 / SMN 13 / BRD 19 / RDM 5 / BST 3 / DRG 42 / BLU 32 / PUP 5
Maat Masher!!!
AF1: Complete
RE: pwned
# Feb 22 2006 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Yea.. 75 nin with bard carol and whm baraero and still took almost 1700 dmg on aerial blast and it was ice day... so don't know what happen because usually at max I take around 500.
done this avatar fight with another 2 LS friend
# Jan 18 2006 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Just done this not long ago with 2 LS friend.
party setup:-

RDM75/NIN37 (me)

rdm's en-spell really help with melee damages ^^
and always keep bar-spell on.
pretty easy fight.. cake! lol

we use this pt setup done with garuda, titan and leviathan.

Edited, Wed Jan 18 13:45:23 2006
Max Mp gear
# Oct 19 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Default
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Seeing as this has sumthing to do with summoner, i have made a list of gear that gives u the most mp! all this gear leaves a level 75 summoner with......244 HP! and 1745 MP!!

Tarutaru SMN/WHM

HP: 704 = 244
MP: 1028 = 1745
30to30 = Astral shield
30to30 = Askelpios (club)
12mp = mantra coin
55to55 = Z+1 (head)
50mp = Republic medal (Neck)
30mp = Zedoma’s earring
25to25 = Astral earring
55to55 =Z+1 (body)
55to55 = Z+1 (hands)
55to55 = Z+1 (legs)
55to55 = Z+1 (feet)
50to50 = Serket ring
50to50 = Vivian ring
32mp = cape
48mp = belt
85mp = food
<Moto/Elvaan/San'Doria/rank4>Warrior43.<- main.
Server: Pandemonium
Max Mp gear
# Oct 19 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Seeing as this has sumthing to do with summoner, i have made a list of gear that gives u the most mp! all this gear leaves a level 75 summoner with......244 HP! and 1745 MP!!

Tarutaru SMN/WHM

HP: 704 = 244
MP: 1028 = 1745
30to30 = Astral shield
30to30 = Askelpios (club)
12mp = mantra coin
55to55 = Z+1 (head)
50mp = Republic medal (Neck)
30mp = Zedoma’s earring
25to25 = Astral earring
55to55 =Z+1 (body)
55to55 = Z+1 (hands)
55to55 = Z+1 (legs)
55to55 = Z+1 (feet)
50to50 = Serket ring
50to50 = Vivian ring
32mp = cape
48mp = belt
85mp = food
<Moto/Elvaan/San'Doria/rank4>Warrior43.<- main.
Server: Pandemonium
mini fork
# Sep 05 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
this isnt one of the harder ones i say its pretty easy right now i hold the record time for beating this avatar on the Asura sever
Main: Pld lvl 75
Server: asura
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quote: AHH help me i'm being savagely beaten by gingerbread men!!!
Avatar Prime can be done right after G1
# Jul 28 2005 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
I think I will solo them all on lv 75 :-) This fight r fun... I kind of enjoyed them very much. They r easy, batelfield is nice, music is good... why not to go there more often :-)
We did all the avatars without full pty (except Fenrir). Even on the lv 51 u can still be usefull to the pty (blink, stoneskin) but u have to renember to stay a way from 2h. Now I can say that the time for whispers and Fenrir fight is 50+. U can even do some dmg with Shiva :-).
So all of u who cant wait to get Fenrir and r smn main... get your lv 50 and get to work :-)
Server - Titan
Ginger Taru - San D'Oria - Rank 5
Smn 55 / Blm 30 / Whm 27 / Brd 2
Avatars: Garuda/Titan/Ramuh/Leviathan/Ifrit/Shiva/Fenrir
Carby Mitts
Auster 3/5
Black Smith 55
AF1 3/6
Staffs 4/8
# Jul 18 2005 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
40 posts
a joke... what more can i say

first of all mini fight just use www.summoner.info for stragity works like a charm... used it broke record for every mini i did except for levi (had to cheat and kill him with dia sence he always resisted 1 of my searing lights)

for the prime fight.... way easer than mini + its a joke... fought her,shiva, and levi last night prime with a jp 75war/37nin and he would never pull to the right spot so i got stuck in aeral blast range.... im was a 63whm/31smn keep baraero and stone skin up.... used aeral blast.... took 6 points of damage... just figued i'd put my 2 cenets in
A display of SMN greatness
# Jul 02 2005 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Party consisted of:

SMN55/WHM27 (me)
WHM39/SMN19 (leech/backup heal)

All started off good until she got to half HP(imagine that...). When Garuda was getting close to half, I starting telling the mages to get as far away as they could, of course, only one person listens to me. Our NIN and 2 others died from the 2-hour, so the hate went to Shiva, I raised the NIN, but ran out of MP so Garuda started after the BLM's. WHM cured the NIN, I started resting when she was going after our mages who were all running like mad. So our mages died, except for the WHM and I, NIN got hate again while WHM cured. Started resting and kne that the WHM couldnt keep up the healing forever, decided to 2-hour with Diamond Dust. I get my 120MP and cast Shiva, 2-houred, use BP, but at the same time Garuda used Whispering Wind. Luckily Dust did more dmg than it usually does(normal dmg for me is around 850 max). Dust did 936dmg while Whispering Wind only healed 732. I started resting for next BP, and NIN got hate again. Second BP, Garuda used hastega instead of Wind(w00t!). 852 dmg for the kill.
Tuning Forks
# Jul 01 2005 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
Okay, I wont be doing this battle til i get my whm up to at least 65. But I was wondering. Does everyone in the pt need a tuning fork? or just one person?
RE: Tuning Forks
# Jul 01 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
everyone needs fork, otherwise they wont be allowed in, causing u to be facing an avatar solo.
1st prime avatar fight :)
# Apr 01 2005 at 9:42 PM Rating: Decent
366 posts
garuda own our pty >.< pt setup was

pld/war 62
whm/blm 62
drg/war 61
rdm/whm 63 (me)
smn/whm 58
war/nin 58

everything go find until garuda have half hp then she 2hrs on us and kill me 1200dmg with stoneskin up and the smn at same time smn use 2hrs with shiva but was die before use it >.<.

The whm take only 161 dmg (hidden AF effect), and try to keep tank alive but we run out of mp and finally we all die ^^ was a first try to a prime avatar and was really funny fight.

we all bring yagudo juice and hi ether for mage and x potion for melee.

The pb was i don't go enough far when i convert divine seal cure4 and get hate so garuda 2hrs do dmg to mage >.>

we will try it again when tank hit 65, was really a funny fight :)

ps: it's garuda prime not the mini battle with lvl 20 smn, don't understand why half of the topic speack about mini battle =P

Edited, Fri Apr 1 21:42:34 2005
# Mar 28 2005 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
46 posts
I'll try to do the Full Garuda Fight.
What fame should i raise? Bastok? or Rabao has it own fame?
# Nov 05 2006 at 8:05 PM Rating: Decent
132 posts
Rabao fame is linked to San'd Oria fame. I do believe for the primes you need 7 fame; could be mistaken though on the fame level.
Need Help?
# Mar 20 2005 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
77 posts
Okay, there's no doubt about it... these fights are UNBELIEVABLY annoying. Don't worry though you WILL eventually get throught them, and the reward is worth the effort =)

Okay so after getting my **** kicked numerous times when I first started out, I've developped what has become an almost 100% successful method for these battles.

Now it costs a lot (depending on your server, for me this method can cost from 15k to 22k PER fight on Asura).
Here's what you need:

Potion X 5
Hi-Potion X 2
Ether X 5
Yagudo Drink X 3
Selbina Milk X 12 (just a clump of em will last for a loong time, and they're cheap too, only about 200G for 12)

Okay so very simple strategy. Get your hand on a Hermit's Wand and ANY other equipment that lowers spell interuption rates (like Heko Obi +1 for example), the rest of your equipment try to find things that raise your EVAsion stats, otherwise anything with the highest defense.

Now, when you enter the battlefield IMMEDIATELY cast Protect and Aquaveil (if using a SMN/WHM, I haven't tried any other combo), or you can try to get a Protect II or III from some nice player before entering the battle. Now having macros set for these fights helps a lot (I will post my macro list right after this).

Run up the ramp until you can see the avatar in the distance and cast Carbuncle right away. Use a Yagudo Drink RIGHT AWAY after summoning (it restores MP).

Use assault of the avatar where you summoned Carby (MAKE SURE that the avatar if busy with Carbuncle before moving) now run to the top and hide beside the crystal. Try to run far enough away so you no longer target the avatar and you can no longer see Carbuncle's health, only his name, you know then you are at a safe distance.
Now that you have a chance, use the Selbina Milk (it gradually restores HP). Be very alert during these battles, and restore anything that wears off if you feel you are safe to do so.

After a minute or so Carbuncle will be defeated by the avatar. DO NOT PANIC, this will happen MANY times during the fight, so get used to it. When you see Carbuncles name dissapear from the bottom of the screen summon him again RIGHT AWAY, DO NOT WASTE TIME. Once he pops out again, mash the Assault macro, and once the avatar has targeted Carby again, run back to the place you summoned Carby for the first time (a lot of people say to run back down to where you enetered the battlefield, personally I found this a waste of time, and it actually caused me MORE difficulty, so just do what you feel comfortable with).

Keep letting Carby get wooped until you either:

A) Have the avatar's health down to about 3/4's
B) Have less that 70 MP remaining.

Now's when you break out the 2-Hour.
Once Carbuncle has been freshly summoned, let the avatar come close to you and use Astral Flow, it WILL come after you, but don't worry. Now hit the Searing Light macro, and WAIT until Carby hit it before running away, otherwise you'll completely miss the target. This is EXTREMELY important!!! USE at LEAST 2 or 3 ethers IMMEDIATELY!!! Otherwise Carbuncle will dissapear due to lack of MP, and you will most likely DIE! After using the Ethers run to a safe spot (as mentioned before by viewing only Carby's name nd the bottom) and use potions as needed (Hi-potions if in the yellow and regular potions if you are below 75%HP).

Make sure you have at least 40MP remaining and continue the "Carby dies, you re-summon" method until you can re-use Searing Light. Follow the same directons as before, stay CLOSE to the avatar and wait for Carby to use it.

Using this method, the second Searing Light should do the avatar in. If for some reason it doesn't, then follow the same directions as before, and pray you have enough time to get another Searing Light in before the 2-Hour wears off.

And there you have it! This method has worked for me 90% of the time. Why 90%? Because I once continued hitting the wrong macro thinking there was some glitch with the game rather than using Searing Light, which lead my 2-hour to expire and Shiva to kick my bum. Other than that extremely stupid mishap, I've won every other time.

Don't worry you CAN do it! It just takes practice, it's very rare that anyone can get an avatar on their first try. Good luck!
lv20 fight
# Mar 13 2005 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
i beat her a week ago - and it was **** close!

i'd already beat shiva,titan and ifrit, and i had heard Garuda was one of the easy ones, so i went into the fight really expecting to kick her ***,however....

i took along:
- 2 hi-potion
- 2 ether
- 2 yag drinks
- 1 hi-ether(for emergancies, as there was no more ethers in ANY of the AH's)

i went into the fight, just using the method from the summoner.info website, and everything went fine til near the end, i only had to fire off the final Searing Light to kill her, and i had assumed that she had already used her 2hr while i was running away. i got carby to use his last Searing Light, but she aint dead - no problem, carby can just beat the crap out of her, but then she started to glow. it was her 2hr - and he hit me and carby with it - killing carby, and putting me down to red health and with no MP, as my yag drink had just wore out.i quickly healed up a bit with my hi-potions, all while she's stadning there beating the **** out of me, and try to use my hi-ether(as it was all i had left) but cant because she keeps interupting it! so i just stood there watching my health go down while having no MP. finally i manage to take the hi-ether, but by thisd point i have no potions, and my HP is getting dangerously low. knowing that there was very little chance of being able to summon carby, i decided to fight her with my stick, and fired off a couple of Banishes - however my devine magic skill is sitting a horribly low lv of 10, so it wasnt dealing much damage. starting to panic, i look at my HP, and see that it is now at 14 - one hit will kill me, but she seems to have stopped attacking, and so have i...then it hits me! i've beat her!


Edited, Sun Mar 13 08:25:33 2005
Azariz- Currently: SMN32/WHM16
Also: RDM30,BLM11,BST7
Summons to get:
Server: Diabolos
Current location: Sitting with shiva talking about life in general

Website: http://wsfreegames.com
# Mar 07 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
now im stranded in the Cloister of Gales b/c my hp was in Bastok and i didn't want to let that 75 SMN down........ lmao, now im stuck there until noon EST.

you coulda just ran into cape terrigan and killed yourself by a raptor or a sand cockatrice or somthing and HP'd
I tried to be perfect but it wasnt worth it....
killed her
# Jan 29 2005 at 1:16 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
eh dosent matter anymopre i ran blindly through the desert until i found it i had to sneak invis myself the whoile time but yesterday i beat her now all that left is leviathan why must my tenshodo fame bite ; ;
Username;Taikii~Hume highest 39 smn (constantly changing) all avatars but fenrir
rank 5 bastok
second character (not mule):Tinytaikii~TaruTaru highest 22 blm
I do what i can to help just ask
server Ramuh
Garuda fight
# Jan 20 2005 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
im fighting the avatars the level 20 summoner solo fight ways and i was wondering if anyone on ramuh server could help me get to rabao to actually try to fight im a 30 rdm so i could sneak invis myself please help me
Username;Taikii~Hume highest 39 smn (constantly changing) all avatars but fenrir
rank 5 bastok
second character (not mule):Tinytaikii~TaruTaru highest 22 blm
I do what i can to help just ask
server Ramuh
65+pt not true
# Dec 25 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
ok everyone let me break it down for u
some people say u need a pt of 65+ but
thats not true...all u need is to have
a high dd(blm) and a high take(pld)
make shure they boh r 65+ and the rest
of the pt can be anywhere above 50...
i was able to take on all of the primes
but one like this
whm 60 thf 75
blm 74 bst 50
smn 28 nin 37
rng 35
# Nov 21 2004 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
194 posts
Defeated the high level Garuda just last night. The party set up was:


It was almost disappointing how easy it was. We didn't use any items except for food at the beginning, and didn't use any of our 2hrs, and her 2hr did no more than 200 damage to each of us with Baraera up. Garuda had about 10,000 hps.

Hope that helps people get an idea of what level is required to do something like this ^^
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Sararar - 60 Tauren Druid - CR
# Nov 21 2004 at 1:28 AM Rating: Default
164 posts

Server: Ramuh
Name: Miniyou
Ramuh Server
45 WHM / 22 BLM
Male Tarutaru ^.^
If Everyone Gave Me Their 2 Cents/Gils Then I'd Be Rich =P
RE: OMFG!!!!!
# Mar 26 2005 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
Not too hard ...
# Nov 13 2004 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
794 posts
Garuda was fun to fight with a pt ... considering all I did at my lowbie level was haste and refresh everyone. We fought her on firesday I think (maybe lightningsday) and she wasn't too hard for the pt to take down, she just blinked once and healed once. Our whm, bless her, kept BarAera up, and refreshed it about 5 seconds before the meleers got hit by aerial blast. (We used on-bridge method) Good luck everyone :]
Formerly: Annabelle of Odin, 62RDM/BLM/WHM 54SMN/WHM 29NIN/WAR

Currently: Scherizade of Ragnarok, 60-something WHM/BLM
# Oct 13 2004 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
111 posts
killed it just a few mins ago. just with 5 ppl PT was: 70 PLD ( me ) 71 WHM 68 BLM 56 RDM 56 THF.

was a long fight..but not too hard tho. her 2hr did like 40 dmg on me...and not more than 150 dmg. noone died.
Rank 10
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Playing since December 03
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RE: owned
# Nov 12 2004 at 11:29 PM Rating: Good
220 posts
Holy **** Ahn when did you get 74? Lol. 'grats.
# Jul 30 2004 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
lol try this stradegy.. Ok garuda is a very easy avatar to fight i have got almost all of the avatars from high trials(lv 65+) so i decided to try one of the solo or mini trials lol all i did was melee her the whole time and before she got a chance to use SL u used a yag drink, then SL it was very easy and use a staff for melee ^.^

/s Fear the evil Voodoo doll! lol...
# Jul 11 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
yay! just beat her about 3 hours ago (as it had just turned iceday and my friend had shown up with extra items for me... my price is free teleports at lvl 36 =[ )
can anyone lend me a brain?
# Jul 11 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
i am so stupid... i had just finished kicking Titan's ??? when i asked this level 75 SMN/WHM to take me to Rabao.... by the time we got there i had 1 hour until my 2hour was ready but i didn't check as i had forgotten about the battle with Titan =[
i had to run away from the Garuda fight and now im stranded in the Cloister of Gales b/c my hp was in Bastok and i didn't want to let that 75 SMN down........ lmao, now im stuck there until noon EST.
RE: can anyone lend me a brain?
# Mar 26 2005 at 3:09 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
*Hands Tsu a brain*
Fresh from an orc
Oh ???? you're even worse now! :X
# Jul 11 2004 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
141 posts
Actually, a party 55-60 can kill the avatars, 65+ is a bit excessive.

As for Garuda herself, it should be noted that it's not so much that Prime Avatars are strong to their element as that they're strong to every element except their weakness. If you want to damage Garuda with a magic spell, it better be Blizzard line, or it'll be resisted, heavily.
# Jul 06 2004 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
also the Party Battles, the name of the Avatar is "Name" "Prime" as i think the solo battles are just the Avatar's name
RE: oops
# Aug 10 2004 at 12:39 AM Rating: Decent
24 posts
The level 20 fights are also "Avatar Prime".
Aldrai (FFXI) - 60DRG/40SMN/37WHM/72SAM/75BLM/37WAR/37THF/18NIN of Ramuh (current)
Avatars: all
Aldrai Aurora (DAOC) - 50 Eldritch & 50 Hero of Percival (Dead until they force game balance or they have a revamp)
Aldrai Aurora (EQ) - 53 Wizard of Bristlebane (vacation)
RE: General
# Jul 06 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
88 posts
Nazrial you can do both, but the ones in which you solo the avatar (mini-avatar quests) make you AND the avatar capped at level 20. The ones where you bring a party, if you want everyone to enter the Protocrystal, each party member must have accepted the quest AND have the Tuning Fork needed to enter the Protocrystal... i.e Gauda = Cloister of Wind = Tuning Fork of Wind. These battlese should be fought with a full party of level 65+
# Jul 05 2004 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
can you take a party of people to fight garuda and the rest or do you have to solo as a summoner??
Nazrial - 67 RDM / SMN (37)
spanked her hard
# Jun 27 2004 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
okay im telling you this, she is one of the weakest hitting avitar their are, when i was fighting her (solo) on watersday she barefly killed carbuncle,
Also if you need any help, tips, hints, or my stagey you can e-mail me or you can give me a tell on the titan server
e-mail: bry_bry1986@yahoo.com
I'm Bayge the Red Mage (~ ^)
Titan server: rdm 58, smn 31, whm 38, thf 25,
war 13, blm 27
# Jun 13 2004 at 12:54 PM Rating: Default
119 posts
rofl I know lucien, hes on kujata server...Dragoon i think... Anyway Pwn it on iceday.
# Jun 08 2004 at 5:59 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Can anybody tell me how to Solo all these Avatars with my Lvl 20 SMN This Site Dosnt Tell Excepts Shiva and Titan HELP ME!
RE: help
# Jul 11 2004 at 12:52 PM Rating: Excellent
go to it will tell you all you need to know
# Jun 07 2004 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
25 posts
i think you can defeat the spirits at any job to get ready for summoner, am i wrong?
currently war/mnk
# May 31 2004 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
okay im a lcv 20 summoner trying to solo this avitar, and everytime i use my 2hr and then i use carbuncles 2 hour attack on them, carbuncle doenst seem to want to do it. I mean im like right next to him so the reason cant be that carb moved. also i always have all the hate so carb should have all green to go and kick her ****. but carb all of a sudden gets cold feet or scared or something and desides not to do it, why is that? also it has happened to me 5 times, cant be a glitch
I'm Bayge the Red Mage (~ ^)
Titan server: rdm 58, smn 31, whm 38, thf 25,
war 13, blm 27
RE: WHY!!!
# Jul 06 2004 at 10:47 PM Rating: Default
for searing light to work your mp needs to be 44+ at lvl 20 and carby needs to be attacking garuda or it will always miss
#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 06 2004 at 10:46 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) for searing light to work your mp needs to be 44+ at lvl 20 and carby needs to be attacking garuda or it will always miss
# May 17 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Default
227 posts
Ok my party totally destroyed this thing on firesday. The make up was 71 mnk 75 blm (HUGE) 75 whm 69 rdm 66 whm and 54 nin. She uses blink i believe and here's a note for all of you. If you're lowbie melee and you fight you always run away at about 1/2 its hp. It used aerial blast, good thing the mnk is one smart person and told me to run back to mages around 1/2 hp so i didn't die. We just destroyed it in like 4 mins or something. Record is 1 min 45 secs but **** i got garuda right so i'm happy.
Bastok Rank 10
Linkshell: Moonglow
Current Title: Bone Beautifier
beat her
# May 12 2004 at 3:09 PM Rating: Decent
173 posts
i just beat garuda at lvl 20 solo, my first win at the solo ones! YAY!
# May 10 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Decent
235 posts
The correct name for the Astral Flow ability is "Aerial Blast."
# May 03 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Decent
38 posts
I killed her on Friday night. We made the biggest mistake of all. We fought her on Windsday ><. We though about waiting, but it had just turned to windsday and the BLM had to go a sort time afterwards. Ok, here is the detail of what happend.

Group: 61 DRG, 73 RDM, 63 MNK, 62 NIN, 68 BLM, and me a 54 WHM.

We started the battle going rather well, when we did nice damage, the DRG managed to hit around 100 per hit. When the 2hr came it took out our NIN, and nocked the MNK down to 200 hp(MNK's health was at full at 1600). Big mistake to fight on Windsday. The RDM had Phanlax up so she didn't get hurt much. The DRG lived.... not sure how. I raised the NIN quickly, but then Garuda used Aeroga II ><. NIN down again. He wasn't happy. We killed her.

Lesson Learned: Become a lvl 56 WHM and have Raise II and don't fight on Windsday.

Sorry I couldn't remeber more to the battle. I was just glad we won!

Edited, Mon May 3 14:02:40 2004
# Apr 25 2004 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
442 posts
many people i know say garuda is the "gothic" version of shiva ^^
Garuda's heal
# Apr 20 2004 at 2:25 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
Note that she'll also repeatedly use a spell that can heal her when she gets hit enough. That means that if you get one of those odd but common cases where her Astral Flow does huge damage to one member of the party and the rest get only a couple hundred, you want to raise that member ASAP to keep your DPS high, or she'll just stay at like ten percent health and keep healing until you run out of magic. If, like me, you're a bard, you may want to switch from Carol to another attack boosting song after the Flow.
#Shishiro, Posted: Apr 16 2004 at 3:18 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) There arent many high lvl NA ppl. Most a newbie pds2 players.
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