How to Beat Ruby Dragon

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This is a walkthrough for the boss Ruby Dragon from the game Final Fantasy VIII (FF8, FFVIII). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Ruby Dragon, including Ruby Dragon's stats and other useful information.

How to Beat Ruby Dragon


Junction Sleep status attack and Gravity based magic.


Depending on the level, Ruby dragon will have access to Flame Breath, Meteor, and Demi.


Make Ruby dragon fall asleep, then use Gravity based magic to deal huge damage. Diablos and Alexander are also good GFs to use.

Avoid Flame Breath

Ruby dragon will use Flame Breath if your party has 3 members alive. KO one party member intentionally to stop Ruby Dragon from using Flame Breath entirely.

Ruby Dragon - Stats and Basic Information

Ruby DragonRuby Dragon Lv HP
1 ~ 100 668 ~ 89100
Exp (Bonus) AP
210 (+40) 14
Fire Ice Thunder Earth Poison Wind Water Holy
-1 1.5 1 1 1 -1 1 1.5
Effective Status Attacks
Petrify Sleep, Slow, Reflect Slow Petrify, Drain, Instant Death, Fractional Damage

【Numeric Value】= Weakness Ratio,【x】Ineffective,【-】Absorbs

Related Links

List of FFVIII Bosses

Story Bosses
Ifrit Elvoret X-ATM092
Granaldo Gerogero Seifer (1st)
Edea (1st Time) Biggs and Wedge (2nd) BGH251F2 (1st)
Oilboyle NORG BGH251F2 (2nd)
Raijin Fujin & Raijin (1st) Seifer (2nd)
Seifer & Edea Ruby Dragon Abadon
Propagator Raijin and Fujin (2nd) Mobile Type 8
Seifer (4th) Ultimecia -
Optional Bosses
Diablos Sacred Brothers
Cerberus Odin Tonberry King
Jumbo Cactuar Ultima Weapon Sphinxaur
Tri-Point Krysta Trauma
Red Giant Catoblepas Tiamat
Omega Weapon


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