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Balogar is a character in Octopath Traveler. He is an optional boss at the end of the Runeblade Shrine. Once defeated, he will bestow the Runelord job.

Story[]

Balogar is one of the gods of the Orsterra pantheon. The tome Trial of the Twelve, Volume VII describes how the twelve gods sealed away a “terrible power,” the thirteenth god Galdera.

Battle[]

Balogar will begin battle with 2 actions per turn and 5 shields. After recovering from a break, Balogar will increase his shields by 2 up to a maximum of 9.

If not broken beforehand, on his first action of the battle, he will lock three weaknesses. At above 50% health, he may change the weaknesses which are locked. At below 50% health, Balogar will unlock all weaknesses. He will also use Runestorm, which makes his runes target the entire party instead of a single target.

  • Balogar is protected by the power of the runes...: Used at the start of the battle. Sets Balogar's weaknesses to the following: Type Daggers Locked.pngType Axes.pngType Bows Locked.pngType Light Locked.pngType Dark.png.
  • Balogar stands imposingly before you...: Used when Balogar recovers from a break. Balogar gains 2 additional shields, up to a maximum of 9.
  • Oho! What say you to this?: Used once Balogar reaches 75% of his maximum HP. Sets Balogar's weaknesses to the following: Type Daggers Locked.pngType Axes Locked.pngType Bows.pngType Light.pngType Dark Locked.png.
  • Attack: Physical damage, single target.
  • Rune of Flame: Elemental damage, Type Fire.png. Single target.
  • Rune of Ice: Elemental damage, Type Ice.png. Single target. Chance to inflict Status Sleep.png Sleep for 2-5 turns.
  • Rune of Thunder: Elemental damage, Type Lightning.png. Single target. Chance to inflict Status Unconsciousness.png Unconsciousness for 2-5 turns.
  • Rune of Wind: Elemental damage, Type Wind.png. Single target. Inflicts Debuff Decreased Physical Defense.png Decreased Physical Defense and Debuff Decreased Elemental Defense.png Decreased Elemental Defense for 3 turns.
  • Rune of Light: Elemental damage, Type Light.png. Single target. Inflicts Debuff Decreased Speed.png Decreased Speed and Debuff Decreased Evasion.png Decreased Evasion for 3 turns.
  • Rune of Darkness: Elemental damage, Type Dark.png. Single target. Chance to inflict Status Blindness.png Blindness for 2-5 turns.
  • Runestorm: Used once Balogar reaches 50% of his maximum HP. Followed immediately by The runes scatter, leaving you an opening! For the remainder of the battle, all Rune abilities are replaced with Runestorm abilities which target the entire party instead of single targets. Enables the use of Runelord's Resolve.
    • The runes scatter, leaving you an opening!: Unlocks all weaknesses.
  • Runestorm: Flame: Elemental damage, Type Fire.png. Targets entire party.
  • Runestorm: Ice: Elemental damage, Type Ice.png. Targets entire party. Chance to inflict Status Sleep.png Sleep for 2-5 turns.
  • Runestorm: Thunder: Elemental damage, Type Lightning.png. Targets entire party. Chance to inflict Status Unconsciousness.png Unconsciousness for 2-5 turns.
  • Runestorm: Wind: Elemental damage, Type Wind.png. Targets entire party. Inflicts Debuff Decreased Physical Defense.png Decreased Physical Defense and Debuff Decreased Elemental Defense.png Decreased Elemental Defense for 3 turns.
  • Runestorm: Light: Elemental damage, Type Light.png. Targets entire party. Inflicts Debuff Decreased Speed.png Decreased Speed and Debuff Decreased Evasion.png Decreased Evasion for 3 turns.
  • Runestorm: Darkness: Elemental damage, Type Dark.png. Targets entire party. Chance to inflict Status Blindness.png Blindness for 2-5 turns.
  • All the elements are united!: Balogar enters boost mode for 1 turn. Uses Runelord's Resolve if not broken before Balogar's next action.
    • Runelord’s Resolve: Elemental damage. Single target. Inflicts all 6 types of elemental damage on a single target in the order: Type Fire.pngType Ice.pngType Lightning.pngType Wind.pngType Light.pngType Dark.png. Chance to apply ailments associated with each elemental rune.

Strategy[]

While Balogar’s runes deal elemental damage, they are considered physical attacks and such cannot be reflected with Reflective Veil. Pairing Incite with Sidestep will negate all of Balogar's attacks prior to Runestorm.

A good strategy to defeat Balogar could be to have 2 travelers with both the Apothecary and Merchant jobs, and the Support Skill Eye for an Eye. Sidestep will easily negate all of Balogar’s attacks, and Balogar has no way of dealing with status effects, so Empoison can slowly sap his health. Eye for an Eye will work even if the attack being countered is dodged, meaning Balogar’s shields can be broken while you are avoiding his attacks.

Quotes[]

"Thou wouldst learn the lost secrets I hold...? Then first, thou must prove thy worth!" —Before battle
"Oho, what say you to this?" —Changing locked weaknesses


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Woodlands: S'warkii  •  The Whisperwood  •  Path of Beasts  •  Victors Hollow  •  The Forgotten Grotto  •  Forest of No Return  •  Shrine of the Huntress  •  Duskbarrow  •  Ruins of Eld  •  Moldering Ruins  •  Shrine of the Archmagus
Other: The Gate of Finis  •  Journey's End
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