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The Mandrake is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is not difficult to defeat, and can be brought down in a few turns by a steady Cerberus paradigm.


Paradigm PackEdit

The Mandrake is a Commando. It has a varied skillset, and learns the rare Area Sweep command early on its development. Its Crystarium development is heavily geared towards increasing Strength. Stat development is very slow at early levels, and its final stats do not compare favorably to other level 99 monsters.

Monster statsEdit


Ability Level Type Infuse
Attack Initial Command N
Ruin Initial Command Y
Resist Poison: +10% 4 Passive Y
Strength: +10% 10 Passive Y
Area Sweep 18 Command N
Magic: +10% 19 Passive N
Deprotect Chaser 26 Auto N
Resist Poison: +44% 30 Passive Y
Strength: +16% 34 Passive Y
Powerchain 43 Auto Y
Magic: +16% 44 Passive Y
Poison Chaser 50 Auto N
Critical: Veil 57 Passive Y
Scourge 63 Auto Y
Blindside 79 Auto Y
Ruinga 82 Command Y
Resist Poison: +66% 88 Passive Y
Stagger: Drain 92 Auto N
Auto-Veil 99 Passive Y


  • Green – HP
  • Red – Strength
  • Purple – Magic


Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.

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