Build attack chains more easily with enhanced strength

Paradigm description

Commando is a role from Final Fantasy XIII-2. Its main focus is to use powerful attacks to keep the target's chain gauge from falling and deal heavy damage when the opponent is staggered. Serah and Noel start with this job with Noel specializing in it. There are also numerous Paradigm Pack monsters that serve as Commandos. Lightning in the "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess" DLC scenario has a role based on the Commando called Paladin.

AI mechanics[edit | edit source]

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Role bonus[edit | edit source]

The Enhanced Role ability adds 1 rank; if the wearer has no boosts they would instead be treated as having Bonus Boost I, and so forth.

Role Status Self Bonus Ally Bonus
Starting Damage+100% Damage+5%
Bonus Boost I Damage+110% Damage+5%
Bonus Boost II Damage+115% Damage+8%
Enhanced Commando Damage+125% Damage+10%

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Auto-battle[edit | edit source]

Stock a set of commands focused on dealing damage.

Descroption

Playable characters[edit | edit source]

Ability ATB Mod Effect Role Level
Serah Noel
Attack 1 1.1 Deal physical damage to target.[note 1] 1 1
Blitz 2 1.8 Deal physical damage to target and nearby foes.[note 2] 4 4
Ruin 1 1.1 Deal non-element magic damage to target. 2 2
Ruinga 3 2.2 Deal non-element magic damage to targets within wide radius. 33 33
Meteor Javelin All 0.8×4 (Non-staggered target.)
2.2×4 (Staggered target.)
Unleash a flurry of blows, clearing chain gauges. Damage varies by situation. Usable only once per battle. Bonus
  1. Noel's Attack command is a flurry of blows hitting several times every attack queue; this means he will hit more times than the number of Attack queued. However, his smaller sword will only deal a small amount of damage. Serah, much like her sister Lightning, jumps back and shoots the enemy when the attack command is used as the last command queue with four or more ATB segments.
  2. Noel's Blitz for Ravage will hit twice, but with the second blow dealing less damage than the initial.

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Ability ATB Mod Monster (level) Infusible
Attack 1 1.1 All tameable Commando monsters: level 1 (except Crawler, Don Tonberry, Frag Leech and Sarracenia) N
Deal physical damage to target.
Blitz 2 1.8 Amodar (5), Behemoth (24), Chocobo (3), Chunerpeton (2), Flanborg (1), Flangonzola (24), Garganzola (7), Gilgamesh (5), Goblin (14), Lightning (1), Mánagarmr (2), Miniflan (4), Moblin (14), Munchkin (14), Omega (3), Proto-behemoth (5), Red Chocobo (11), Seeping Brie (30), Shaguma (4), Svarog (8), Twilight Odin (24), Uridimmu (6), Vodianoi (3), Yaksha (1) Y
Deal physical damage to target and nearby foes.
Ruin 1 1.1 All tamable Commando monsters: level 1 N
Deal non-element magic damage to target.
Ruinga 3 2.2 Apkallu (45), Cactuar (43), Cactuaroni (43), Chocobo (96), Dreadnought (45), Flanborg (40), Flangonzola (69), Garganzola (68), Gilgamesh (13), Golden Chocobo (44), Gorgonopsid (97), Lightning (11), Mandrake (82), Metallicactuar (43), Miniflan (99), Omega (45), Scutari (20), Svarog (94), Twilight Odin (90), Typhon (12), Vouivre (70) Y
Deal non-element magic damage to targets within wide radius.
Drain Attack 1 1.1 Crawler (1), Don Tonberry (1), Frag Leech (1), Sarracenia (1) N
Absorbs HP from target in proportion to damage inflicted.
Area Sweep 3 2.3 Apkallu (1), Dreadnought (7), Gandayaks (6), Golden Chocobo (5), Mandrake (18), Narasimha (8), Reaver (2), Vespid Soldier (3) N
Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes and knock them backwards.

Paladin[edit | edit source]

The Paladin role is exclusive to Lightning (Knight of Etro) in "Requiem of the Goddess" downloadable content scenario. It performs similarly to the Commando, but can also inflict status ailments when the target is staggered.

Ability ATB Effect Level
Attack 1 Deal physical damage to target. Initial
Ruin 1 Deal non-elemental magic damage to target. Initial
Blitz 4 Deal physical damage to target and nearby foes. 6
Ruinga 4 Deal non-element magic damage to targets within wide radius. 6
Launch Auto Attack and launch staggered target into the air.[note 1] Initial
Smite Auto Deal heavy damage with Attack to launched target about to recover from stagger. Initial
Scourge Auto Deal heavy damage with Attack to target about to recover from stagger. Initial
  1. When Serah attempts to launch a staggered enemy with a melee attack, she stabs the sword into the enemy dealing low damage and then slashes the blade upwards launching the target.

Passive abilities[edit | edit source]

Playable characters[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Role Level
Serah Noel
Powerchain Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack of queue when target's chain gauge is empty. 8
Lifesiphon Recharge one ATB gauge segment upon slaying target. 28
Faultsiphon Moderately charge ATB gauge upon attacking target afflicted with status ailments. 8 38
Launch Attack and launch staggered target into the air. 20 18
Ravage Bolster Blitz or Ruinga at head of attack queue when Ravager is present. 38 15
Smite Deal heavy damage with Attack to launched target about to recover from stagger. 26 22
Blindside Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack queue when non-staggered target is not targeting you. 11 8
Scourge Deal heavy damage with Attack target about to recover from stagger. 15 12
Jeopardize Boost chain bonus of staggered target upon attacking. 50
Deathblow Instantly slay target with low HP. 50
Adrenaline Boost Strength and Magic when HP is high. 60

Paradigm Pack[edit | edit source]

Ability Effect Monster (Level) Infusible
Powerchain Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack of queue when target's chain gauge is empty. Amodar (3), Apkallu (5), Cactuar (38), Cactuaroni (38), Chichu (7), Chocobo (5), Frag Leech (4), Garganzola (45), Gorgonopsid (5), Mánagarmr (8), Mandrake (43), Metallicactuar (38), Miniflan (9), Omega (7), Sarracenia (6), Twilight Odin (7), Typhon (4), Yeoman (10) Y
Lifesiphon Recharge one ATB gauge segment upon slaying target. Cactuaroni (7), Chocobo (13), Chunerpeton (1), Dragoon (10), Frag Leech (18), Gilgamesh (8), Golden Chocobo(9), Gorgonopsid (41), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (2), Lucidon (99), Meonekton (18), Munchkin (9), Omega (16), Red Chocobo (33), Scutari (4), Seeping Brie (34), Thermadon (3), Twilight Odin (40), Typhon (5), Vespid Soldier (31), Vouivre (8) Y
Faultsiphon Moderately charge ATB gauge upon attacking target afflicted with status ailments. Behemoth (57), Chichu (32), Flangonzola (31), Frag Leech (8), Goblin (10), Gorgonopsid (49), Lightning (3), Lucidon (24), Red Chocobo (21), Seeping Brie (47), Twilight Odin (49), Vouivre (22) Y
Launch Attack and launch staggered target into the air. Amodar (1), Behemoth (1), Cactuar (1), Cactuaroni (1), Dreadnought (1), Gilgamesh (1), Goblin (3), Gorgonopsid (23), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (1), Lucidon (5), Mánagarmr (5), Metallicactuar (1), Moblin (3), Munchkin (2), Narasimha (24), Proto-behemoth (4), Reaver (8), Thermadon (11), Twilight Odin (15) N
Ravage Bolster Blitz or Ruinga at head of attack queue when Ravager is present. Amodar (6), Behemoth (40), Chocobo (22), Chunerpeton (4), Flangonzola (70), Garganzola (25), Gilgamesh (7), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (9), Miniflan (20), Mánagarmr (32), Omega (12), Proto-behemoth (9), Red Chocobo (26), Seeping Brie (41), Shaguma (10), Svarog (22), Uridimmu (19), Yaksha (3) N
Smite Deal heavy damage with Attack to launched target about to recover from stagger. Chocobo (19), Gandayaks (12), Golden Chocobo(14), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (1), Meonekton (4), Narasimha (35), Proto-behemoth (19), Reaver (22), Red Chocobo (4), Seeping Brie (53), Shaguma (20), Yaksha (7) N
Blindside Bolster Attack or Ruin at head of attack queue when non-staggered target is not targeting you. Amodar (7), Behemoth (70), Chichu (39), Chocobo (94), Dragoon (1), Dreadnought (39), Flangonzola (67), Frag Leech (12), Garganzola (65), Gilgamesh (11), Goblin (19), Golden Chocobo(29), Lightning (8), Mandrake (79), Miniflan (50), Moblin (19), Narasimha (49), Omega (20), Proto-behemoth (21), Reaver (34), Thermadon (20), Typhon (10), Vodianoi (17), Yaksha (14), Yeoman (15) Y
Scourge Deal heavy damage with Attack to target about to recover from stagger. Amodar (8), Cactuar (40), Cactuaroni (40), Chichu (60), Dreadnought (42), Gilgamesh (12), Goblin (20), Golden Chocobo(9), Gorgonopsid (82), Lightning (10), Mandrake (63), Metallicactuar (40), Miniflan (89), Munchkin (19), Narasimha (70), Omega (30), Orion (16), Proto-behemoth (12), Reaver (56), Red Chocobo (94), , Sarracenia (60), Seeping Brie (60), Shaguma (17), Svarog (70), Twilight Odin (76), Typhon (11), Uridimmu (40), Vouivre (65), Yeoman (19) Y
Jeopardize Boost chain bonus of staggered target upon attacking. Level total of all infused Ravager monsters: 99+ N
Adrenaline Boost Strength and Magic when HP is high. Amodar (10), Chocobo (62), Dragoon (18), Gorgonopsid (67), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (7), Lucidon (47), Mánagarmr (40), Orion (13), Sarracenia (22), Twilight Odin (67) Y
Stagger: Wound Inflicts Wound on staggered enemies, reducing maximum HP. Cactuar (13), Chocobo (69), Chunerpeton (44), Don Tonberry (4), Dreadnought (10), Gilgamesh (10), Hoplite (20), Mánagarmr (11), Narasimha (39), Red Chocobo (64), Tonberry (4), Vespid Soldier (12), Vouivre (47), Yeoman (18) N
Stagger: Drain Casts Drain on staggered enemies, absorbing HP. Cactuaroni (13), Crawler (45), Flanborg (37), Golden Chocobo(37), Mandrake (92), Miniflan (70), Twilight Odin (85) N
Bloodthirsty Boost Strength in proportion to enemy Wound damage. Behemoth (60), Crawler (20), Don Tonberry (2), Flanborg (13), Flangonzola (12), Gandayaks (19), Lucidon (70), Mánagarmr (28), Metallicactuar (7), Munchkin (5), Proto-behemoth (34), Reaver (50), Red Chocobo (50), Sarracenia (50), Seeping Brie (21), Shaguma (13), Tonberry (2), Twilight Odin (38) N
Armor Breaker Boosts Strength when an enemy's physical resistance is set to 'Resistant' or 'Halved'. Chichu (17), Dragoon (20), Dreadnought (20), Flanborg (4), Gandayaks (20), Gilgamesh (1), Golden Chocobo(40), Hoplite (15), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (1), Meonekton (20), Narasimha (46), Proto-behemoth (27), Scutari (19) N
Mind Piercer Boosts Magic when an enemy's magic resistance is set to 'Resistant' or 'Halved'. Gilgamesh (9), Goblin (7), Lightning (Knight of Etro) (5), Metallicactuar (13), Seeping Brie (3), Shaguma (18), Typhon (7) N
Protect Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Protect, and casts Protect on self. Cactuar (25), Sarracenia (2), Vespid Soldier (17) N
Shell Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Shell, and casts Shell on self. Lucidon (84), Metallicactuar (25), Sarracenia (5) N
Bravery Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Bravery, and casts Bravery on self. Cactuar (7), Chichu (20), Crawler (9), Flangonzola (62), Meonekton (13), Narasimha (67), Proto-behemoth (40), Red Chocobo (77), Sarracenia (9), Thermadon (40), Vespid Soldier (30), Vouivre (35) N
Faith Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Faith, and casts Faith on self. Chichu (50), Vespid Soldier (30) N
Vigilance Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Vigilance, and casts Vigilance on self. Behemoth (30), Chichu (67), Frag Leech (3) N
Haste Feeder Boosts Strength versus enemies enhanced with Haste, and casts Haste on self. Cactuaroni (25), Flangonzola (50), Munchkin (20), Red Chocobo (57), Yeoman (20) N
Deprotect Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Deprotect. Cactuar (23), Don Tonberry (18), Flanborg (30), Mandrake (26), Orion (9), Shaguma (19), Tonberry (18) N
Deshell Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Deshell. Chunerpeton (31), Don Tonberry (16), Metallicactuar (23), Miniflan (42), Orion (6), Tonberry (16) N
Slow Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Slow. Apkallu (18), Cactuaroni (23), Chunerpeton (17), Don Tonberry (20), Gorgonopsid (1), Reaver (60), Tonberry (20), Vodianoi (8) N
Poison Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Poison. Don Tonberry (8), Gorgonopsid (17), Mandrake (50), Tonberry (8), Twilight Odin (10), Uridimmu (1), Vouivre (2) N
Imperil Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Imperil. Chocobo (80), Don Tonberry (14), Mánagarmr (18), Seeping Brie (9), Tonberry (14) N
Curse Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Curse. Don Tonberry (12), Mánagarmr (3), Orion (19), Svarog (47), Tonberry (12), Uridimmu (37), Vodianoi (10) N
Pain Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Pain. Don Tonberry (10), Narasimha (50), Orion (20), Tonberry (10) N
Fog Chaser Boosts Strength versus enemies afflicted with Fog. Don Tonberry (6), Svarog (61), Tonberry (6), Vodianoi (6) N

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

Serah and Noel use their Commando abilities.

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling.

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