For the normal variant, see Orluga Rufus (normal).

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The special target window frame of the Orluga Rufus Boss

The level 36 Orluga Rufus is a boss in Xenoblade Chronicles appearing as a story event. It is a members of the Orluga family, and can be found in the High Entia Tomb. It must be fought in the Valley of Emperors on the B2F level after Reyn forces the party to take the "long way". It impedes Shulk and the party while they travel through the tomb, but it has no overall importance to the story.

After the level 36 Orluga Rufus boss is fought, minor Orluga Rufus enemies (same name) appear as level 37 regular enemies in several locations, including the Tower of Trials - Bridge. Like other bosses, it drops no treasure.

The standard battle track "Time to Fight!" plays during the battle against this boss instead of the usual Boss battle theme "An Obstacle in Our Path".


Orluga Rufus are bio-mechanical beings constructed as guardians for the High Entia Tomb. They are bipedal and incredibly large, towering over the party. They are a sickly-yellow/green colour. Their heads are covered by a mask with two large discs attached, and their forearms are encased in a pair of mechanical gauntlets. They have a device composed of Andos parts mounted on their backs which fires an R Laser attack. It is unknown whether the Orluga Rufus controls this device, or whether the device controls it like the Hode riders seen on some other Orlugas.



Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Charge 1Status---Ether Up
Fill Talent Gauge
Charge 2Status---Ether Up
Fill Talent Gauge
Charge 3Status---Ether Up
Fill Talent Gauge
Hard PushPhysical2.8 – 3.01-Topple--
Big Spin ※1Physical?4Circle around caster-Yes (1)-
R LaserEther2.8 – 3.01Frontal ArcArts Seal--

※1 Big Spin is not listed for this enemy in the JCE, but has been observed in battle. The multiplier for this art is not yet known.


Break 70% Lock-On 0% Physical Def. ▼ 0% Agility ▼ 0%
Topple 0% Bind 0% Ether Def. ▼ 0% Aura Seal 0%
Daze 0% Paralysis 70% Strength ▼ 0% Arts Seal 70%
Sleep 0% Slow 0% Ether ▼ 0% Death 100%


This enemy drops no chests, and carries no items which can be stolen.