How to Beat Garland | FF9

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This is a walkthrough for the boss fight Garland from the game Final Fantasy IX (FF9, FF IX). Read on for tips and strategy about how to beat Garland, including Garland's stats and other useful information.

Garland Stats and Weaknesses


Garland ImageGarland
62 40728
Exp AP Gil
0 - 0
Fire Ice Thunder
100% 100% 100%
Water Wind Earth
100% 100% 100%
Holy Shadow Healing
100% 100% -100%
Wave, Flare, Psychokinesis, Stop

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

Other Information

Other Information
Locations Pandemonium
Enemy Type Humanoid, Heavy
Card This enemy does not drop a card.
Eat This enemy cannot be eaten.

Items Dropped From Garland


Item Dropped Drop Rate
Phoenix Down


Item Stolen Steal Rate
Battle Boots 100%
Ninja Gear 25%
Dark Gear 6.25%

Garland Boss Battle Guide


FF9 Garland
Garland is a magic focused enemy, so preparing equipment with high magic defense is highly recommended. Garland is also vulnerable to some status ailments, so make sure to capitalize on this.


Moves: Wave, Flare, Psychokinesis, Stop

Flare and Stop are both black magic moves. Psychokinesis and Wave are both single target attacks that deal moderate damage.


FF9 Wave
Having the Locomotion ability equipped will completely negate Garland's Stop magic. If Locomotion is not equipped, you will need to Silence Garland. This can be easily done with a Tent. If Garland is silenced, he will alternate between Wave and Psychokinesis, making his moves predictable but harder than a fight with Locomotion equipped (Locomotion will cause Garland to waste a turn by casting Stop).

Garland is also susceptible to Slow. Cast Slow on him while Zidane steals Garland's items. Garland should pose no threat, as long as a single character is dedicated to healing Garland's damage every turn while the others deal damage to him.

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