Cyclops is an enemy and boss in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII found in the Yusnaan area. The Slaughterhouse version is called Cyclops the Rage. Its monster notes can be bought from Reveler's Quarter.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Normal mode

Rage mode

Battle[edit | edit source]

Cyclops can be a daunting foe as its tactics change mid-fight. It begins as a somewhat simple punching bag with tons of HP and a few simple attacks. When its health reaches 50%, it will cast Rage and become less resistant to damage. It begins to attack relentlessly, making it difficult to avoid area attacks. Careful timing can Stagger it by guarding against its Slam attack, or hitting it with physical attacks when it is balancing one one foot after its larger attack combos.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The player can use Fira Lv. 3 or an equivalent spell to knock Cyclops into the air and capitalize on it by casting lesser ranged spells until it stands up, then knock it into the air again.

Alternatively, the player can attempt to perform Stagger-Launch-Smite combo. While somewhat difficult to pull off, Smite will usually deal enough damage to kill the enemy outright, or at least leave it with very little health.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In Greek mythology, cyclopes (the plural form of cyclops) is a race of giants, having but a single round eye on their forehead. They were said to be children of other mythological beings, such as the gods, nymphs, and even the Earth itself. Skilled blacksmiths, the cyclopes sometimes made weapons for the gods, most famous of these being the thunderbolts of Zeus.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cyclops is among the rare enemies that do not disappear upon being defeated. This can be seen when fighting a regular enemy Cyclops or fighting one in the Slaughterhouse.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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