l'Cie Mode is a bonus gameplay mode in Final Fantasy Type-0. In this mode, any member of Class Zero can be chosen to become a l'Cie. The chosen member is enhanced by a reddish aura, that doubles physical damage, halves damage taken, and passively increases HP, MP, and AG over time.
To unlock l'Cie Mode, the player must clear every mission on "Finis" difficulty; this includes the main scenario, Code Crimson, and Expert Trial missions. The player can turn l'Cie Mode on or off for each character in the Armament menu by pressing left or right button on the d-pad.
During Machina's Struggle, Machina enters compulsory l'Cie Mode because of him becoming a White Tiger l'Cie in his preceding storyline. Furthermore, he is the only member of Class Zero who keeps his White Tiger l'Cie appearance when entered l'Cie Mode in other missions, while the others receive their appearance accustomed to the Vermilion Bird.