A Ruffian is an enemy encountered during scripted battles in the prologue sequence to Golden Sun: The Lost Age. He is a thug from Lalivero who joins other ruffians and soldiers from the Tolbi military in confronting Jenna at Venus Lighthouse.

Statistically, this enemy has 29 HP, 24 Attack, 6 Defense, 11 Agility, and 3 Luck. In terms of resistance, it has a Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Mercury Resistance rating of 100 each.

A Ruffian can use this single battle command:

  • Attack: Used 8 out of 8 times, this is this monster's standard physical attack.

Felling a Ruffian yields 5 EXP, 5 coins, and there is a chance that the enemy will randomly drop an Herb. These enemies only appear during a series of scripted battles outside Venus Lighthouse and in Suhalla Gate, which makes them the first enemy the player ever battles in the second game.

The Ruffian is more of a of a "tutorial" enemy, an extremely easy and weak enemy in general. The only possibly weaker monster is the Punch Ant.

Monster Lines in the Golden Sun series
Aka ManahAmazeAngle WormAnt LionApeAssassinAvimanderBallBatBlue DragonChestbeaterChimeraConch ShellColosso GladiatorCuttleDemonDinoDirgeDoomsayerDread HoundDrone BeeEmuFlame DragonGargoyleGhostGhost ArmyGhoulGnomeGolemGressilGrubGryphonHarpyHobgoblinHydraKoboldLiving ArmorLiving StatueLizard ManManticoreMaulerMermanMini-GoblinMinotaurusMoleMomongaMummyMushroomOrcPhoenixPixiePunch AntRatRat SoldierRocRuffianSalamanderScorpionSea DragonSeabirdSirenSkeletonSlimeSpiderStone SoldierThiefToadTornado LizardTrollUrchinVerminWild WolfWill HeadWolfkinWood WalkerWyvernWyvern ChickZombie
Recurring single monsters
Jupiter DjinniMad PlantMars DjinniMercury DjinniMimicVenus Djinni
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