Raspatil is a monstrous Undying-type Cie'th with a winged serpentine body, multiple arms, and six insectoid legs encountered in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is found on the beach in Oerba 400 AF as a rare enemy, which means activating the Battlemania Fragment Skill makes it appear more frequently.
It is able to summon other Cie'th enemies into battle, including Wladislaus, Vampires, and Varcolaci. If the player ignores them, Raspatil will cast Beseech which consumes them to heal himself, prolonging the battle.
To make fighting Raspatil easier, it is recommended the player has a nearly maxed Crystarium with over 6000 HP and, if possible, 1000+ Magic for Serah and 8000 HP and 1000+ Strength for Noel. It is possible to defeat Raspatil with lower stats, but the higher the player level the easier it becomes. Combined, these stats, with all the abilities one can gain from each Crystarium role the battle becomes simpler.
Having high damage dealing Commando and Ravager monsters is helpful. For a Synergist, having a high-leveled Purple Chocobo is effective for offensive buffs, or simply using Yakshini's Feral Link to cast most of the buffs.
One method to winning consists of the following paradigms:
- Espionage (SAB/SAB/SYN)
- Cerberus-X (COM/COM/COM)
- Tri-Disaster-X (RAV/RAV/RAV)
- Rapid Growth (SYN/SYN/SYN)
- Convalescence (MED/MED/SYN)
- Conservation (SEN/SEN/SYN)
As soon as the battle begins, player should start casting Deprotect, Deshell and Imperil until they stick on Raspatil. Having a Purple Chocobo passively casting buffs is helpful for the fight. Once all three debuffs are on Raspatil and all the party members have been buffed, player should switch over to Tri-Disaster-X and start focusing on getting Raspatil's stagger gauge up. Once Raspatil calls for allies the party should switch to Cerberus-X and take them all out quickly.
The player should focus on getting Raspatil's chain gauge it to 999% and then switch to Cerberus-X and focus on heavy damage dealing. Once Raspatil is about to leave stagger, Noel should use Meteor Javelin. If Raspatil isn't close to being beat yet, the party should switch over to Convalescence (or Salvation) and work on healing up and rebuffing. If the party is taking too much damage they can switch to Rapid Growth and use Noel to cast Protectga and Shellga.
If at any point should Raspatil use Aleph Zero, the party should switch to Conservation or Tortoise to help nullify damage.
If the player is at the final parts of the game Raspatil is easy to defeat using a Purple Chocobo, Blue Chocobo and a powerful Commando monster; and using a paradigm with RAV/RAV/RAV followed by COM/COM/COM; it is possible defeat Raspatil at the first stagger before he can summon any of the stronger Cie'th.
The player can also repeatedly defeat Raspatil to farm gil, as its rewards are high. Both characters should be equipped with Durable Collector Catalogs to maximize the gil gained, and their respective ATB Speed: +50% weapons. One should use a Commando, Ravager and Synergist as the battle will be straightforward offensive. The recommended Monsters are Chichu, Cloudburst and Purple Chocobo, although if the player has access to DLC Monsters, those are preferable.
Raspatil's Japanese name is Attila. Its English name may be a combination of "Rasputin" and "Attila".
Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian peasant, mystic, faith healer and private adviser to the Romanovs who became an influential figure in Saint Petersburg, especially after August 1915 when Tsar Nicolas II took command of the army at the front. He was killed as he was seen by both the left and right to be the root cause of Russia's despair during World War I.
- It is possible that Raspatil was once a Cocoon l'Cie, as when she charges the sphere for the Aleph Zero, the rotating brand of Lindzei appears beneath the charging sphere.
- Raspatil, Gorgyra, Edimmu and Zenobia are the only Cie'th to be identified as female.
- Raspatil's model was already present in the data of Final Fantasy XIII, but went unused.
- The bosses Grendel and Parandus from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are based on the model of the Raspatil, the major differences is that Raspatil more arms and has a flesh tail.
- Unlike other Cie'th, Raspatil is the only one that has her brand on her back.