For the Boss variant, see Orluga Rufus (boss).

Orluga Rufus are minor enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are members of the Orluga family, and can be found at level 37 near the Tower of Trials - Bridge in the High Entia Tomb, as one of the four basic enemies in the tomb. Orluga Rufus are the strongest monsters, statistically, in the tomb. They are the only enemies to drop the Rufus Control Units needed for Getting a Member's Card.

Orluga Rufus regular enemies appear after the story event boss has been defeated in the Valley of Emperors. They always appear alone. Unlike the story event boss version, these can summon a level 36 Hover Astas.


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
Emergency AlarmStatus---Summons--
Big SpinPhysical0.55 – 0.754Circle around caster-Yes (1)-
Hard PushPhysical2.8 – 3.01-Topple--
R LaserEther2.8 – 3.01Frontal ArcArts Seal--


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 0%



Wood 77.6%
Silver 19.4%
Gold 3%

Wood chests will contain 1 or 2 items from the "Wood" table.
Silver chests will contain 2 items from the "Silver" table and 1 from the "Wood" table.
Gold chests will contain 2 items from the "Gold" table, and 1 from each of the "Silver" and "Wood" tables.


Old Remote Device 67.7%
Rufus Control Unit 32.3%


Orluga Crystals
Buff Time Plus III / Lock-On Resist III 31.3%
Buff Time Plus III / Confuse Resist III 31.3%
Ironwall Gnasher 1 slot 4.5%
Ironwall Gnasher 2 slots 3.3%
Crushing Guarder 2 slots 3%
Illunis Defender 2 slots 1.6%
Eryth Gear 1 slot 10.4%
Mithril Armour 0 slots 7.7%
Mithril Gear 1 slot 7%


Illunis Defender 3 slots 10.4%
Ironwall Gnasher 3 slots 8.7%
Nightglow Staff 3 slots 5.9%
Unique Weapons
Firing Hammer 10.4%
Queen Frog 8.7%
Glass Rod 5.9%
Unique Armours
Heavy Cuisses 14.9%
Lattice Leggings 14.2%
Serpent Armour 12.5%
Serpent Leggings 8.4%