Vital statistics
Class Dragon
Gender Male
Race Dragon
Faction None
Birthplace Unknown
Relatives Unknown
Appearances Shining Force EXA

Garyu is a dragon that is thought to be a baby. Despite being still a whelp, it is the tallest NPC ally in the game. The horn on one part of his head is broken, presumably either due to a clash or some kind of accident. Not much else is known about the creature other than it is aggressive to outsiders and seen as being "highly intelligent."

Background[edit | edit source]

Garyu is an optional character. In order for him to join the party you must defeat him in his den at the Narda Checkpoint.  

Personality[edit | edit source]

He is clearly very intelligent and can understand human speech. Garyu interacts little with the party, and is only affectionate toward Toma and Cyrille.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When facing Garyu, it is wise to be at level 60 at least before fighting him as he deals massive damage quickly and can overwhelm your characters if you aren't careful. He mostly launches explosive fireballs or rams into characters in an attempt to knock them down, therefore, it is advisable to use a character that has immunity to such things or use Fairy Dust.

Since Garyu is a Dragon and has Wings, he will be vunerable to weapons that make use of these characteristics like Dragon Slayer or Dragon Crossbow. You can also use Frozen Crossbow for Cyrille to strike him down.

Make sure you have plenty of HP, MP, resistances to Fire, and high defense. 

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Equipment Defense


Fire Dragon - Focuses on using Flaming Breath attack from long range.
Earth Dragon - Focuses on close-range charge attacks.
Iron Dragon +30% Uses breath attack but focuses on Defense.
Wind Dragon +40% Uses charge attack and tail-whip.
Sky Dragon - Can use any attack, whatever the situation calls for.
Black Dragon +20% Focuses on using a new, powerful long range breath attack

below are the locations of where his equipment can be found

Equipment Location
Fire Dragon Ranburr's Tomb (search graves to reveal)
Earth Dragon Northwest Paora Plains (via West Plains Cave)
Iron Dragon Ancient Ruins (behind library bookcase)
Wind Dragon Diablo's Palm (Hidden in north passage)
Sky Dragon Gusk, Block 3
Black Dragon Xeyon, Center 1F

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