Mushussu is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It is the mark of Cie'th Stone Mission 24.

Mission[edit | edit source]

24 - A Potent Sting[edit | edit source]

Mark: Mushussu
Locale: Taejin's Tower - Fifth Tier
Class: B

Tormented soul, head my plea and we shall bring light to your dark path.

Know that a mushussu holds my power thrall within this spire. Slay it and I shall once more be free.

If you can but restore the strength of my two brethren and I, here on the upper tiers, the way will be opened unto you.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

The mark is tough, and is accompanied by two Yakshini. The default target is Mushussu, who has a lower damage to hit point ratio than the Yakshini, and can employ defensive buffs to become even tougher. Mushussu is resistant or immune to all elements.

Mission 24 is an efficient target for leveling and gil before Eden and the final stage of the Crystarium, as the mark and mission start are less than ten paces apart.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The Yakshini should be dealt with first. Because Mushussu may cast Protect and is not resistant to magic type damage, Ruinga is the ideal attack, although characters with a Strength value considerably higher than Magic may still have a higher damage output with physical attacks. The player can render Mushussu more vulnerable to physical damage with Deprotect, but debuffing Mushussu tends to trigger it to cast its buffs.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The mušḫuššu is a creature depicted on the reconstructed Ishtar Gate of the city of Babylon, dating to the 6th century B.C. As depicted, it is a mythological hybrid, a scaly dragon with hind legs like an eagle's talons, feline forelegs, a long neck and tail, a horned head, a snakelike tongue, and a crest.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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