In Suikoden Tactics when a rider rides an owl, they can increase the mobility of there riders. Giant Owls allow you to fly over terrain of any height as well as adding one square to the range of standard bow attacks. Riding a Standard Giant Owl adds 30% to Strength, Evasion, and Speed but reduces Physical Defense by 30%. Riding an Armored Giant Owl adds 30% to Strength and Evasion but reduces Physical Defense by 10%. In riding a Giant Owl most runes can not be used, but, there is a rune that is unique to use specially for riding Giant Owl and that is the Giant Owl Rune. Normal combo attacks can not be used either. However the Flying Troop Attack can be used when three people mounted on Giant Owls are on the battle field.