Cactair is a unique monster in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It can be found in the Dead Dunes, within the sandstorm blocking the passage to the Oasis Lighthouse. This enemy counts as a Last One. Using a Pilgrim's Crux item on the nearby stone will disperse the sandstorm, allowing the player to engage in battle. The Cactair spawns only once per playthrough.

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Battle[edit | edit source]

The Cactair sustains only a single point of damage from all attacks. The player must outlast it by chipping away at its health one point at a time. The Cactair occasionally executes its 1000 Needles attack, which will fail on the first two attempts, but will make contact every time after.

Upon defeat, Lightning obtains the Fragment of Kindness key item used to complete one of the main quests in the Wildlands area.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Given that the power of player's abilities is irrelevant, and because staggering the Cactair does not increase the damage dealt, using the Sparrow Comb is recommended as it will reduce ATB cost of Aerora that hits multiple times per cast. Alternatively, Magnet has lower ATB cost, no finale animation, and is also a multi-hit ability that prevents Cactair from attacking with its melee attack. However, it is only obtainable from monsters. The player should mix spells with Light Slash, which can deliver two hits at a time with a double-bladed weapon. The Martial Monk garb's Whirlwind Kick ability is also tailor-made to rack up the hits in this battle. Inflicting Slow also delays the Cactair's actions.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

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