Twilight Odin is a boss in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is the physical manifestation adopted by chaos from the memories of the Eidolon Odin. It is fought by Serah and Noel in the Vile Peaks 10 AF and 200 AF after it attacks a patrol ship full of Academy soldiers.
After defeating Twilight Odin in the Vile Peaks 10 AF, the party receives the Twilight Fragment Alpha, and by defeating Twilight Odin in the Vile Peaks 200 AF, the party receives the Twilight Fragment Beta.
Datalog[edit | edit source]
- Twilight Fragment Alpha
The malevolent Twilight Odin is the 'dark shadow' that enveloped the Blitz Squadron in the Vile Peaks, 10 AF.
This entity exists outside time and can manifest in several eras at once. The source of its power, however, is but a single fragment, and the loss of this crystallized memory would weaken the shadowy being across every age.
- Twilight Fragment Beta
The creature known as 'Twilight Odin' appears as a shadowy twin of the original Eidolon. In truth, it is a formless being of chaos that seeped into the mortal world from the Unseen Realm. This malignant force used a crystallized memory found in the Vile Peaks as a mold, and assumed the form of Odin.
The memory belongs to a certain l'Cie who saved Cocoon. It was in the Vile Peaks that she first faced and overcame the equine Eidolon warrior.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Vile Peaks -010 AF-
Vile Peaks -200 AF-
Battle[edit | edit source]
Twilight Odin heals his debuffs with Esuna, and occasionally casts Thunder on himself, which both heals his HP and restores Wound damage. Constantly inflicting Wound damage will cause him to cast Thunder more frequently. After absorbing enough Thunder-elemental damage, Twilight Odin will become 'enraged' and start casting Thundara rather than Thunder, and his attacks possess an effect similar to Enthunder, although it is not a status. If enough time passes Twilight Odin will use Zantetsuken to kill Noel and Serah; should either survive, he will use Zantetsuken again to ensure the battle ends.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Good paradigms for this battle are:
- Cerberus - COM/COM/COM
- Tri-disaster - RAV/RAV/RAV
- Bully - SAB/SYN/COM
- Thaumaturgy - RAV/RAV/MED
The player should start with an offensive paradigm, and get the chain gauge started, then switch to Tri-disaster and Stagger Twilight Odin. As soon as he is staggered, the party should switch to Bully and debuff him. Buffs on the party are not essential, although they may help. The party should switch back to Cerberus and land as many attacks as possible before the chain is reset. This should take Twilight Odin to half health, after which the procedure can be repeated.
Facing Twilight Odin the second time, it is possible to debuff him from the start. It is best to start with Bully until Twilight Odin is fully debuffed. It isn't necessary to continuously reapply the debuffs after Odin heals them; however, maintaining Imperil will prevent him from entering enraged state. The party should switch to Tri-disaster and stagger him, switch to Cerberus and land attacks on Odin until the stagger ends or he dies. It is good to use a Feral Link (if possible) and full ATB moves just before the stagger gauge returns to normal.
Once Twilight Odin is defeated in the Vile Peaks 200 AF, he will join the player party as a Commando. His development is slow at first, but his stats (particularly HP) rapidly accelerate during the last stage. Twilight Odin is expensive to develop, requiring 269 Crystals to reach level 99. Once it reaches its maximum level, Twilight Odin is one of the most powerful monsters outside of DLC.
Twilight Odin has slow animation speeds, especially when casting magic, and requires decently wounded enemies to deal good damage due to its Bloodthirsty auto-ability. Twilight Odin's Blitz does good area-of-effect damage, so it is best to use Odin in a -W formation. Twilight Odin is good for recruiting monster crystals, as his Zantetsuken Feral Link gets close to 999% synchronization when performed perfectly.
Twilight Odin's animation for normal Attacks is Flourish of Steel; this deals four separate hits with each individual action, meaning that infusing Attack: ATB Charge II and Siphon Boost II will allow him to restore an entire ATB segment per action. Launch takes the form of Skyward Swing, which hits three times per action; Blindside, Powerchain, and Scourge take the form of Crushing Blow; and Blitz takes the form of Seismic Strike. Twilight Odin cannot Attack airborne enemies and will resort to using Ruin if the enemy is out of range of his weapon.
Twilight Odin is a one-of-a-kind monster. If the player releases him or infuses him into another monster, the player will be unable to obtain another Twilight Odin unless they have downloaded Snow's DLC episode, in which a Level 99 Valfodr has Twilight Odin as a rare drop.
Monster stats[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Resist Elements: +20%||68||Passive|
|Attack: ATB Charge II||79||Passive|
Crystarium[edit | edit source]
- Green – HP
- Red – Strength
- Purple – Magic
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Twilight Odin appears on a single card. His card is part of the "Thunder" set.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Twilight on Earth is the illumination of the lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon. Twilight is produced by sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere so that Earth's surface is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The word twilight is also used to denote the periods of time when this illumination occurs.
Odin (from Old Norse Óðinn) is a widely revered god. In Norse mythology, from which stems most of our information about the god, Odin is associated with healing, death, royalty, the gallows, knowledge, battle, sorcery, poetry, frenzy, and the runic alphabet, and is the husband of the goddess Frigg.In Germanic mythology,
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Despite official art of Twilight Odin depicting a hooded light brown figure, the Twilight Odin in the game is a black and green replica of Odin's Final Fantasy XIII appearance.
- A glitch may occur in which Twilight Odin's shield disappears during the second battle. This is purely visual and has no effect on gameplay.
- The original plan for the ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2 was for Lightning to sequentially defeat dark Eidolons akin to Twilight Odin, but since the story needed to come to a close, it "ended up the way it did."