- Garuda is subject to a perpetuation cost based on the level of the Summoner. See Avatar Perpetuation Cost.
- Garuda's perpetuation cost starts at 3 MP/3s at level 1, becoming 15 MP/3s at level 99, before Refresh or Auto-Refresh effects.
- Using Avatar's Favor with Garuda active creates an aura granting Garuda's Favor (Evasion Boost +) to party members within the area of effect.
Garuda's Blood Pacts are all wind-based.
|Aerial Blast||1||LVx2||T||Required MP: Caster's level x2. Uses all MP and deals wind elemental damage to enemies within Area of Effect.||Available only while Astral Flow is in effect.|
|Claw||1||7||S||Deals physical damage.||Skillchain property: Detonation.|
|Aero II||10||24||T||Deals wind elemental damage.||Damage varies with TP.|
|Aero IV||60||118||T||Deals wind elemental damage.||Damage varies with TP.|
|Predator Claws||70||164||Delivers a threefold attack.||Each hit has a chance to critical.|
|Wind Blade||75 (Merit)||182||T||Deals wind damage to an enemy. Varies with TP. Additional merits add a 40% TP Bonus effect.|
|Aerial Armor||25||92||Gives party members within Area of Effect the effect of "Blink."||Effect lasts 15 minutes or until consumed.|
|Whispering Wind||36||119||T||Restores HP for party members within Area of Effect.||Healing varies with TP.|
|Hastega||48||129||Gives party members within Area of Effect the effect of "Haste". Lasts 90 seconds. Each summoning magic skill level over the current skill level cap adds three seconds to the duration up to a maximum of 180 seconds.||Haste granted by this ability is equal in effect to the white magic spell Haste.|
|Fleet Wind||86||114||Increases movement speed for party members within area of effect.||Quickening effect.|
1 S/T column indicates whether a particular Blood Pact participates in Skillchains (S) or uses TP (T). Blood Pacts that use TP can be used as a Magic Burst; however, Astral Flow can also Magic Burst even though it does not use TP.
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The queen of avians, said to soar through the heavens on immeasurable wings. Garuda aids the summoner with her command over air and wind.
The Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuḍa गरुड, eagle; Pāli Garuḷa) is a large mythical bird or bird-like creature that appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
From an Indian perspective, Garuda is the Hindu name for the constellation Aquila and the Brahminy kite is considered to be the contemporary representation of Garuda
Other nations adopt a more stylistic approach to the Garuda's depiction, where it depicts an eagle (being much larger than a kite).