The Ark[edit | edit source]

  • Pick up the treasure box, containing the Arise EP ability.
  • At the warp device, teleport to Jagd Village.

Wildlands[edit | edit source]

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  • Jump onto the Angel of Valhalla behind you.
  • Run into Jagd Village.
  • Accept the quest "The Hunter's Challenge" by the Hunter Chief (even though we can't progress it yet).
  • In the chocobo pen on the right, accept the quest "Chocobo Cheer" by Nadia.
  • Jump out and run around the tree to pick up the Chocoborel.
  • Jump down the cliff on your right side, and pick up the Forest Fertilizer.
  • Switch to the Midnight Mauve garb.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Midnight Mauve
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Midnight Mauve
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 3920 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 548 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7020 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 548 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4120 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 548
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 523 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 623 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 716
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Fira
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Soldier's Tie Head Accessory Magician's Token
Arm Accessory Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Run along the path to your left.
  • Pick up the Chocoborel on your right before continuing.
  • In the open area of the Jagd Woods, we'll take the leftmost exit, picking up 2 Chocoborel on the way.
  • On this path, stick to the right wall as you go.
  • We'll enter the Moogle Village.
  • Follow the path up on the right, picking up the Chocoborel.
  • Run to the right around the tree, and pick up the Crimm Mushroom.
  • Run back towards the platform, and pick up the Moogle Dust in the treasure sphere.
  • Run out of the Moogle Village again.
  • At the root bridge out, jump off on the right side.
  • Follow the path into the open area.
  • Near the top-left corner, examine the glowing flower on the ground.
  • Take the western exit out.
  • On the path, pick up the 2 Chocoborels.
  • Follow the path out through the southern exit.
  • In the open area, again take the southern exit.
  • On this path you'll find another Forest Fertilizer.
  • When you come back to the "entrance" area, there will be a Chocoborel on your left side.
  • Take the northern path back towards the Jagd Village.
  • Pick up the Chocoborel behind the fence on your way.
  • To the left, on the path, there will be a man named "???". Speak to him.
  • Speak to him again, and hand over a Forest Fertilizer. This will advance Sarala's quest.
  • Run back to Jagd Village.
  • If you've fought any Vali (which I haven't), hand over Minced Meat to the Hunter Chief to progress his quest (which I won't).
  • Speak to Nadia to complete her quest.
"Chocobo Cheer"
Gil 300 #Adornments 2
HP 80 Strength 0
Magic 6
  • Speak to the child behind Nadia.
  • At 8 AM, Cardesia will appear next to the Outfitters. Speak to her twice and hand over the ingredients for a Chocobull.
  • Speak to her again, ask about the Crimm mushroom, and accept the quest "A Final Cure".
  • Since I didn't happen to have any Luminous Mushrooms at this point I wasn't able to complete this quest. Oh bummer.
  • Teleport to Arya's Village.

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  • Jump onto the Angel of Valhalla behind you.
  • Run into the sheep's pen, to initiate the quest "Round 'Em Up".
  • Run directly to the west and jump down, and consume the Yeul's Flower growing here.
  • To the north you'll see the sheep.
  • Peck at it to chase it back towards the pen.
  • If it doesn't begin to move, jump off the chocobo and immediately back on it, and it will start running a short bit.
  • Keep doing this until it's back home.
  • You can look at the minimap to find the next bunch, but they're directly to your east.
  • Repeat the same process to get it back. You may have to jump off several times.
  • To the southeast is your next flock, but they're not visible on the map just yet.
  • Once all 3 flocks are back in, jump off and speak to Dr. Sheep to receive a Creamy Sheep Milk.
  • Give both the Chocobull and Creamy Sheep Milk to the Angel of Valhalla, and he'll be cured enough to glide!
  • Run east to the other pen and speak to Millie, completing the quest.
"Round 'Em Up"
Gil 1200 #Adornments 1
HP 80 Strength 8
Magic 6
  • Now run directly to the north, towards the center of the cliff.
  • Look down, and you'll see an EP-locked treasure sphere on a structure.
  • Jump down and glide towards it by holding the circle button.
  • Unlock it by paying your last 2 EP, giving you the Witch's Rosary!
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Midnight Mauve
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Midnight Mauve
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4080 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 556 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7180 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 556 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4280 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 556
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 535 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 635 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 635
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Fira
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Soldier's Tie Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • The Witch's Rosary is one of the best accessories in the game, due to its ability to restore ATB to standby (i.e. those not in use) schema whenever a magic ability deals damage.
  • For abilities like Thunder+, with multiple hits on its Thundara, this results in a massive amount of ATB gain.
  • Definitely a must-have.
  • Progress:
Progress
Day 1 Purchase the Nocturne and Providence garbs. North Plaza
Day 1
00:00
Acquire at least 1 Sickle of the Faithful from the group of Fanatics. North Plaza
Day 1
Before 03:00
Acquire the Miqo'te Dress from the chocobo girls. Yusnaan
Day 2 Purchase the Ignition, Electronica, Woodland Walker, and Watery Chorus garbs. Canopus Farms
Day 2 Purchase the Hunter of the Wild, and Vengeance garbs. Jagd Village
Day 2
Around 18:00
Begin the tour of the Industrial Area. Yusnaan
Day 2 Win the Midnight Mauve from the Slaughterhouse during the quest "A Fighting Actress". Yusnaan
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete the ★★★-quest Death Game. Yusnaan
Day 2
Around 03:00
Complete main quest 2-1 The Great Break-In. Yusnaan
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete main quest 1-4 Rites for a Goddess. Luxerion
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete the ★★★-quest Born from Chaos. Luxerion
Day 3 Acquire the Witch's Rosary. Wildlands
Day 3 Complete main quest 5-1 Father and Son. Wildlands
Day 6 Defeat Caius. Wildlands

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  • Time for me is 10:30.
  • Run back to Canopus Farms, and hand over a Forest Fertilizer to Sarala, completing her quest.
"A Father's Request"
Gil 800 #Adornments 1
HP 80 Strength 4
Magic 8
  • Speak to her again, to receive 5 Vegetable Seeds.
  • You can hand over Forest Fertilizers to get more patches to grow Greens in.
  • Plant at least 1 seed, for a later quest. Error: I forgot to :(
  • Jump back on your chocobo.
  • Run towards the train station.
  • Talk to Brella on the way, initiating her quest "Mother and Daughter".
  • Run up to Chocolina and accept/complete any quests.
  • Run back down, and take the northern path towards the Eremite Plains.
  • Once there, we are bound to fight Goblins.
Goblin Your physical attacks will deal good damage, while non-ice abilities will not.

Stick to Heavy Slash and you will be fine.

Goblin
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 8,897
Weak Ice
Focus Physical
  • As you enter Eremite Plains proper (assuming no more Miniflan is about to spawn), switch to Watery Chorus, in the fear of one of the worst enemies in the game.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Watery Chorus
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Watery Chorus
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4200 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 563 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7300 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 563 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4400 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 563
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 545 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 645 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 797
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Blizzard+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Soldier's Tie Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Jump and glide your way across to the camp on your right.
  • Run inside, and speak to Thirteen and the Lost Dog, and accept the quest "Dog, Doctor, and Assistant".
  • Jump back on your chocobo, and run around the house on your right side. You'll find a treasure sphere with the Old-Fashioned Photo Frame.
  • Jump and glide across to the platform on your right, for a treasure sphere with Blizzara Lv. 2.
  • At the Forge, sell all medals and abilities.
  • Run and speak to the man up the stairs, and accept his quest "Omega Point".
  • Jump and glide down to the data point you see below you, landing at the first pillar in between.
  • Jump down, and go north.
  • At this point I was forced to fight the despicable Ectopudding.
Ectopudding Unleash two chains of Blizzard+ to Stagger it.

Once Staggered, Heavy Slash three times, and it should go down.

If it casts Fire, block it. It hits like a truck.

Ectopudding
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 25,420
Weak Ice
Focus Ice
  • In this area, we may also face Chocobo Eaters as regular enemies!
Chocobo Eater Unleash full ATB of Blizzard+.

Make sure to guard against its initial bite, and use the Revenge Guard effect of the Death Herald to aid with Stagger.

Once Staggered, unleash full ATB of Heavy Slash. A single Magic Slash should then be enough to Stagger it again.

Once Staggered for the second time, unleash Magic Slash until you can Heavy Slash, and repeat.

He'll get back on his feet and get more aggressive, make sure to guard as much and efficiently as possible. Revenge Guard is honestly such a blessing for fights like these, maintaining your Stagger.

Block his "So Hungry!" (after "Should I Chomp Them?") or you'll be Dazed. If that happens, stay in Miqo'te Dress and back up as far as possible. If you get hit you'll take massive damage. Don't be afraid to use any remaining Potions, but the Angel is capable of healing you.

Save your Blizzard+ for two consecutive chains, Staggering him again. While he cannot be 2nd-level Staggered at this point, he'll still take high damage from Magic/Heavy Slash.

Block his Chef's Secret to the best of your ability, rely on the healing of Mediguard+ and the Angel to keep you steady.

I find Chomp difficult to block myself, but it doesn't deal life-threatening damage at least.

Staying defensive is key to surviving this.

Chocobo Eater
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 240,000
Focus Guarding
  • As a reward we regain the 2 EP we're missing. We need 3 EP at some point to get back to Yusnaan.
  • Go up the ledge with people standing on it, and jump off to the right.
  • Follow the path upwards to find you second data point.
  • Jump back down to the Researchers, and this time jump left and go towards the large wreckage.
  • Open the treasure sphere for a Broken Gyroscope.
  • Get of the Angel and climb the ladder, go inside and speak to Sazh.
  • Follow the chocobo chick a very short distance to the treasure sphere outside, containing the Fragment of Mischief.
  • Run around the ship for your third data point.
  • Jump down and get on the Angel again.
  • Run all the way back to the platform you first entered the Eremite Plains on.
  • This time, run and glide to the west.
  • On just a few platforms over, you'll find the final data point.
  • Run back to the Research Camp, and hand over the Data Recorder to the man there, completing his quest.
"Omega Point"
Gil 1600 #Adornments 1
HP 80 Strength 4
Magic 8

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  • Jump and glide back to the previous data point.
  • From there, continue north, and you'll see a platform with a Yeul's Flower on it. Consume it to heal your Angel further.
  • Now continue to the west, and take the southern path towards the Rocky Crag.
  • At this point you can switch to the Woodland Walker.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Woodland Walker
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Woodland Walker
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4280 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7380 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4480 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 551 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 651 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 804
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Blizzard+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Soldier's Tie Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Here we are bound to fight groups of Vali.
Vali Unleash Aero+ to deal increased damage. Heavy Slash is potent as well.

Guard if you are being charged at, to not get needlessly interrupted.

Vali
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 9,000
Weak Wind
Focus Wind
Heavy Slash
  • In many cases, smaller groups will contain a Hanuman.
Hanuman Hanuman is a lot sturdier than its younger siblings.

Focus on Hanuman, and deal damage mostly through Aero+ in the very beginning.

Once it begins charging, try to get it Staggered, which is very difficult, to avoid its Million Volt attack which is very damaging.

Afterwards, clean up the Vali as usual.

Hanuman
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 60,000
Weak Wind
Focus Wind
  • We'll also likely run into the Aster Protoflorian, which we'll want to take out at least 1 of, for a later quest.
Aster Protoflorian Unleash full ATB of Aero+, as at this point it is not resistant to any magic.

Guard against its first attacks, then full ATB of Heavy Slash.

Guard against its heavy-hitting attacks, such as Cranial Blast.

If it uses anything but Exoproof: Lightning, as long as it doesn't absorb Wind, keep as usual.

If it did use Exoproof: Lightning, we've struck gold. Aero+ will not Stagger it easily.

Once Staggered, unleash all ATB of Heavy Slash, Overlock, and keep going.

Hopefully we can get it Staggered again with the help of additional abilities, such as Revenge Guard.

This lets us deal massive damage with Heavy Slash, but unfortunately leads it to only use its incredibly strong magic abilities, so guard carefully.

It's not downed at this point, but is low on health. Keep on defense, and we'll win with patience.

Aster Protoflorian
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 250,000
Focus Guarding
Luck
  • After this point, avoid future encounters with it, as it is not worth the pain.
  • Anyway, make your way through to the southern end of the first large area.
  • Go up the slope, but jump and glide back to find a treasure sphere with the Windwalker Bracelet.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Woodland Walker
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Woodland Walker
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4280 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7380 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4480 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 567
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 551 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 651 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 804
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Blizzard+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Soldier's Tie Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • This accessory lets us begin every battle with the Enaero status buff, which in turn lets us deal increased damage with physical attacks to Valis and Hanumans. Neat!
  • Continue south as before.
  • We may encounter Triffids as well in here, but we deal enough damage at this point to not bother switching.
  • At the upcoming fork in the road, take a left into the Chaos Infusion.
  • We could jump over to the platform to the left and get the Watergod Bracelet, but this would force us to go all the way around to get back again, which seems like a waste of time at this point, since we already have one of those kinds of accessories. We can get it later.
  • Run back and continue south.
  • At the fork again take a left.
  • On the center platform here you can examine the ground for a Rocky Crag Mole.
  • At this point I had the unfortunate encounter with Dryads, forcing me to temporarily switch back to Midnight Mauve.
  • At the end of the path is another Rocky Crag Mole.
  • Jump across and continue.
  • In the fork, pick up a third Rocky Crag Mole.
  • Continue north into Poltae.

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  • Climb up the ladder in front of you, and follow its path for a treasure sphere with an Aerora Lv. 2.
  • Run back, and in the town on your left is a man by a chocobo. Speak to him to initiate the quest "The Grail of Valhalla".
  • Traverse upwards with the west path.
  • Reaching the top initiates the quest "Killing Time".
  • Jump and glide across the platforms to the end.
  • On the right, at the final platform, is a treasure chest with the Beggar's Beads.
  • Run in towards the ladder to finish the quest.
"Killing Time"
Gil 100 #Adornments 1
HP 30 Strength 0
Magic 3
  • Teleport to the Yusnaan Station.

Yusnaan[edit | edit source]

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  • Run to Chocolina and accept/complete any quests, including the new "Global: Key to Her Heart" quest which grants you a Fragment of Smiles.
  • While here, fight any Flanitor/Personal Guard team to recharge EP.
  • On the way towards the Diviners, speak to Olga at the stage, and accept her quest "Songless Diva".
  • Run back towards the Cacutar statue and you'll see a fleeing man. Catch up to him and speak to him.
  • Hand over the Music Satchel to him to finish the quest.
"Songless Diva"
Gil 1400 #Adornments 1
HP 80 Strength 6
Magic 6
  • Run to the Diviners and speak with them to progress their quest.
  • Run back to the Station.
  • There is a Merchant here now (named "???") that sells Desert Flames. Purchase 2 for a total of 4,000 gil.
  • Run back to the Diviners and hand the three Desert Flames over to them.
  • Teleport to the Wildlands Station.

The Wildlands[edit | edit source]

  • Take the train to the Dead Dunes.

The Dead Dunes[edit | edit source]

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  • Speak to Chocolina around the corner, and accept/complete any quests.
  • Run up to the Merchant and purchase the Passion Rouge garb for 1,250 gil.
  • Activate the red cactuar statue.
  • While here, fight any battle to replenish EP.
  • Run towards the area to the south of the bandit's camp.
  • On the way, to the north, you'll find a treasure chest with a Metal Armband on the top of a dune.
  • Ignore the Chaos Infusion for now.
  • Activate the red cactuar statue to the north near the ruins.
  • Run to the north and climb the stairs.
  • Activate the red cactuar statue in the middle.
  • Run back towards the stairs and pick up the treasure sphere containing a Galestrike Lv. 2.
  • Jump down and keep going north.
  • On the way you'll see a treasure sphere with Defaith Lv. 2 to the left.
  • If you see any Niblet-looking creatures, you must fight them.
Goblot Do nothing at the moment. We are going to let it Poison us.

You may guard any ability that isn't Belch.

Once poisoned, use Nektar Mk II to cure it.

Afterwards, go all out. It can be Staggered easily with just one Aero+ chain.

If you manage to Stagger its 2nd level, it will get confused and start attacking any ally it has.

Goblot
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 18,000
  • Run into the path. I had a Chaos Infusion here, but I don't know it that is guaranteed.
  • Pick up the glowing object on the left, it's a vital Pilgrim's Crux for later.
  • Strike at small lizard on the ground if they're in your way, and pick up their items.
  • Here we might fight Desert Sahagins.
Desert Sahagin Aero+ Staggers it easily, which also makes it more vulnerable to further magic.

Shouldn't be a long fight.

Desert Sahagin
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 55,000
Weak Wind
Focus Aero+
  • Run towards the Grave of the Colossi, and activate the red cactuar statue here.
  • Examine the glowing aura underneath the rib for a Bhakti's Oil.
  • Go towards the objective point, the bandits' settlement.
  • If you see a brown Chocobo Eater-looking enemy in the following area, DO NOT fight it.
  • We can fight Gorgonopsids though.
Gorgonopsid You will deal plenty of damage to this lad. Just go all out and it will go down quickly.
Gorgonopsid
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 12,000
Weak Ice
Focus Offense
  • Climbing the upcoming stairs has a treasure sphere containing the Serenity Sachet.
  • When entering Ruffian, don't jump down. Instead stay to the left to find a treasure sphere with a Corsair Scarf.

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  • Jump down and run to the pool, and activate the red cactuar statue.
  • Run inside and then to the right, and talk to the man in red.
  • Speak to him again and accept his challenge, initiating the quest "Adonis's Audition".
  • You may want to eat something at the local restaurant.
  • Run outside, and use the red cactuar statue to warp to Near God's Wrath.
  • From here, take the northwest route to Ruffian, and you'll fight a Gurangatch near the tornado.
Gurangatch Alternate between full ATB of Aero+ and Heavy Slashes.

You may want to Magic Slash a bit if ATB runs low on both, but save some for Guarding.

After a while it will be Staggered (it will not have had time to make many attacks), and you can go all out with Heavy/Magic Slashes, defeating it incredibly quick.

DO NOT use Overclock. It's really not necessary, and we want the EP.

Gurangatch
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 84,000
  • Run down the newly opened route to Ruffian, and speak to Adonis to finish his quest.
"Adonis's Audition"
Gil 1500 #Adornments 1
HP 100 Strength 4
Magic 8

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  • Run out towards the red cactuar statue, but go left and speak to the merchant first, initiating his quest "Old Rivals".
  • Also examine the glowing aura next to him for another Bhakti's Oil.
  • Use the red cactuar statue to warp to Near God's Wrath again.
  • We're heading towards the Oasis Lighthouse, so start going west.
  • Stay on top of the ledge to find another Pilgrim's Crux.
  • Jump down, and go north.
  • Activate the red cactuar statue on the way.
  • From here, go directly east and then north.
  • As you approach the tornado, you'll see a Cactuar with a peculiar afro.
  • The Cactair is a unique enemy, so we're going to make unique Schemata for just this fight.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Electronica YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Ignition
Electronica Miqo'te Dress Ignition
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 3780 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 601 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 7680 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5698 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 601
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 741 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 674 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 741
Square Circle Thunder+ Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Fire+
Sword Liberator Sword Death Herald Sword Liberator
Shield Double Cross Shield Pendragon Shield Prytwen
Head Accessory Witch's Rosary Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Corundum Pin
Arm Accessory Thorn of Aggression Arm Accessory Thorn of Protection Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Use a Pilgrim's Crux at the monument to get rid of the sandstorm, and engage the Cactair.
Cactair Don't be fooled by its low HP, the Cactair takes only 1 damage per hit.

Don't worry about its initial attack, it will fail.

Full ATB of Fire+ will Stagger it. Switch to Electronica and unleash Thunder+, not only for its multi-hit attack, but also to restore ATB to Ignition.

Alternate between Ignition for Staggering, and Electronica for damage and ATB restoration.

Each time it casts Aerora, switch to Miqo'te Dress and Guard against it.

Its second 1,000 Needles will not fail, but Guarding against it doesn't reduce its damage.

For Aeroga, holding Mediguard restores enough HP to mitigate its damage.

Thunder+ should not be underestimated in this fight, use it frequently (in a full chain).

Things can get dicey, use any leftover Potions / Curaga if needed.

Cactair
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 200
Focus Thunder+ & Witch's Rosary
Mediguard+
  • Winning nets you the Fragment of Kindness.
  • Switch back to your normal Schemata.

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  • Run inside towards the Lighthouse.
  • Speak to the man and accept his quest "Last One Standing". We won't be able to complete it, but whatever.
  • Open the treasure chest to his left containing the Key to the Sand Gate.
  • Open the treasure chest to his left containing the Angel's Headband.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Midnight Mauve
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Midnight Mauve
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4580 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5145 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4780 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 574 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 674 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 829
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Aero+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Fencer's Earrings Head Accessory Angel's Headband Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Pick up the three glowing auras of Bhakti's Oil.
  • Spend 4 EP to open the treasure sphere with the Silver Barrette.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Midnight Mauve
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Midnight Mauve
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4580 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5145 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4780 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 581
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 574 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 674 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 829
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Aero+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Silver Barrette Head Accessory Angel's Headband Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Run back outside, and to the last red cactuar statue activated.
  • Warp to the Dead Dunes Station.
  • Complete any quest with Chocolina.
  • Take the train to the Wildlands.

The Wildlands[edit | edit source]

  • Run to Chocolina and complete and of her quests.
  • Run down and hop on the Angel.
  • We're going back to the Moogle Village, so go southwest.
  • Avoid any Reavers.
  • Enter the Rocky Crag from here.
  • Trust that the Angel will Cure you in battle.
  • In the large open area, take the northern path.
  • If you gave your only AMP Chip to Chocolina, try to fight another Aster Protoflorian if you can find one, and you have at least 2 EP.
Aster Protoflorian Again, we want it to become weak against Wind. If not, we play careful.

The Angel and careful guarding will keep our health stable.

When you manage to Stagger it, use up all your Heavy Slash ATB, then Overclock and keep going.

Before it gets up however, Magic Slash which turns into Launch, then Smite.

Aster Protoflorian
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 250,000
Focus Guarding
Luck
  • We need that second AMP Chip for a sidequest later.
  • In the second open area, get on the right platform by going round, then jump onto the tree branch for a treasure sphere with the Thorn of Warding.
  • Progress north.
  • For me the area into the Jagd Woods contained a Chaos Infusion with another Aster Protoflorian. Hopefully you are more lucky.

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  • As soon as you see sights of Dryads, switch to Midnight Mauve.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Midnight Mauve
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Midnight Mauve
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4680 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 588 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5212 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 588 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4880 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 588
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 580 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 680 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 680
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Fira
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Silver Barrette Head Accessory Angel's Headband Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Take the eastern exit.
  • Don't stress about time as you make your way to Moogle Village, instead pick up as many Luminous Mushrooms as you can.
  • At the fork before Moogle Village, glide over to the shed on the left and pick up the treasure sphere with Sparkbane Choker.
  • Run into Moogle Village proper, and speak to the questgiving Moogle in the center, initiating the quest "Peace and Quiet, Kupo".
  • Dryads will appear, defeat all 3 sets of them.
  • Run back up into the mass of Moogles.
  • Speak to Mog.
  • Run after him to where you found the Crimm mushroom, completing the quest.
"Peace and Quiet, Kupo"
Gil 555 #Adornments 1
HP 60 Strength 7
Magic 7
  • As an additional bonus, you'll receive the Moogle Fragment, as well as increase your Recovery Item capacity by 1!
  • Run in, speak to Mogella, and plant a vegetable seed.
  • Glide over to the platform on your left, and open the treasure sphere for a Healer's Lore.
  • Jump down and speak to the moogle questgiver, and accept his quest "Where Are You, Moogle?".

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  • Time for me is about 00:30.
  • I'm going to make an assumption, that we need an hour of running time to get to the Slaughterhouse from Yusnaan Station, so we have until 02:00 before we Teleport.
  • Run towards Jagd Village, shortest way being to jump off left after exiting Moogle Village.
  • Going south in the next open area lets you get another Luminous Mushroom.
  • Two more can be picked up on the way.
  • In Jagd Village, speak to Cardesia and hand over her requested items, finishing her quest.
"A Final Cure"
Gil 1600 #Adornments 2
HP 80 Strength 0
Magic 12
  • Run right to the Hunter Chief and hand over the 3 Monster Mince.
  • Speak to him again and hand over the AMP Chip, completing his quest.
"The Hunter's Challenge"
Gil 1200 #Adornments 1
HP 80 Strength 8
Magic 4
  • We'll also receive the Soldier of Peace garb as a request.
  • In a normal run of the game, this garb is possibly the strongest available.
  • For us however, we can't equip the Heavy Slash required to use its auto-ability. Sucks to be us.
  • Teleport to Yusnaan Station.

Yusnaan[edit | edit source]

  • Run through the Road to War to the Slaughterhouse.
  • Speak to Alchemist Velno to advance her quest, receiving the Mirakle Nektar to be used with 3 or more status ailments.
  • Switch to Watery Chorus.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Watery Chorus
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Watery Chorus
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4900 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 603 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5360 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 603 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5100 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 603
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 603 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 703 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 861
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Blizzard+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Silver Barrette Head Accessory Angel's Headband Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Enter the special Slaughterhouse match, to win the Fragment of Courage.
Zaltys Full ATB of Blizzard+, a Heavy Slash, and a Revenge Guard will Stagger it.

Staggering it through Revenge Guard is going to prove itself far easier than through Magic, so go wild with it and Zaltys will stay down for most of the match.

DO NOT Overclock.

Zaltys
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 110,000
Weak Ice
Focus Revenge Guard
  • As a reward we get the Fragment of Courage.
  • Run to the Champion's Quarter and fight the guard here.
  • Sell all medals and abilities at the Forge.
  • At this point I had 102,305 gil, enough for the Godendag (72,000) with 650 Strength.
  • However, at Day 6 and forward, this Forge will begin to sell the Kusanagi (85,000) with an even higher strength of 800. I'll save my hard-earned gil for that.
  • Run to the Cactuar statue and fight the enemies here.
  • Run to the Central Avenue and fight the guard here, getting you back to 3 EP.
  • Run to Seedhunter Ramira and hand over your Soul Seeds. Also hand over the Moogle Fragment in exchange for the Fragment of Radiance.
  • With all 5 Fragments, we can go back to Sazh. Teleport to the Wildlands Research Camp.

The Wildlands[edit | edit source]

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  • Get on the Angel behind you.
  • Make your way back to Sazh's wrecked airship.
  • You may fight any enemy except the Chocobo Eater.
  • Try to run into at least one Triffid in a team with another enemy.
Triffid Triffids are capable of inflicting 3 status ailment onto you simultaneously with "", which it will only use when it is not alone.

When this happens, use your Mirakle Nektar to get rid of them, and advance Alchemist Velno's quest.

Just fight them as normal after this.

Triffid
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 25,000
Weak Fire
  • When you get to the airship wreckage, simply speak to Sazh to complete his main quest.
"5-1 Father and Son"
Gil 5000 #Adornments 2
HP 0 Strength 0
Magic 0
  • Progress:
Progress
Day 1 Purchase the Nocturne and Providence garbs. North Plaza
Day 1
00:00
Acquire at least 1 Sickle of the Faithful from the group of Fanatics. North Plaza
Day 1
Before 03:00
Acquire the Miqo'te Dress from the chocobo girls. Yusnaan
Day 2 Purchase the Ignition, Electronica, Woodland Walker, and Watery Chorus garbs. Canopus Farms
Day 2 Purchase the Hunter of the Wild, and Vengeance garbs. Jagd Village
Day 2
Around 18:00
Begin the tour of the Industrial Area. Yusnaan
Day 2 Win the Midnight Mauve from the Slaughterhouse during the quest "A Fighting Actress". Yusnaan
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete the ★★★-quest Death Game. Yusnaan
Day 2
Around 03:00
Complete main quest 2-1 The Great Break-In. Yusnaan
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete main quest 1-4 Rites for a Goddess. Luxerion
Day 2
Before 06:00
Complete the ★★★-quest Born from Chaos. Luxerion
Day 3 Acquire the Witch's Rosary. Wildlands
Day 3 Complete main quest 5-1 Father and Son. Wildlands
Day 6 Defeat Caius. Wildlands
Day 7 Defeat Noel+. Luxerion
  • You'll receive no direct stat boosts, but you will receive an increase to both your maximum EP and your Recovery Item capacity by 1 each!
  • The EP boost is especially potent, giving us the ability to Overclock 3 times in the same battle!
  • This will be vital to our later fight with Caius.

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  • Jump down and get on the Angel.
  • Make your way back to the Station on bird.
  • On the way, fight any non-Chocobo Eater enemies, to charge up our EP.
  • At the Station, go up to Chocolina and accept/complete any quests.
  • Switch to Electronica just to make sure.
RedSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Hunter of the Wild YellowSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Miqo'te Dress BlueSchema-lrffxiii-icon.png Leader-ffxiii-icon.png Watery Chorus
Hunter of the Wild Miqo'te Dress Watery Chorus
HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 4940 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 607 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5386 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 607 HP-lrffxiii-icon.png 5140 Strength-lrffxiii-icon.png 607
MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 606 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 706 MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon.png 864
Square Circle Heavy Slash Square Mediguard+ Circle Magic Slash Square Circle Thunder+
Sword Battleaxe of the Believer Sword Death Herald Sword Death Herald
Shield Juno Sospita Shield Pendragon Shield Double Cross
Head Accessory Silver Barrette Head Accessory Angel's Headband Head Accessory Witch's Rosary
Arm Accessory Windwalker Bracelet Arm Accessory Mage's Gloves Arm Accessory Runic Ring
  • Follow the southwestern wall down, and past the path to the Rocky Crag.
  • Again, avoid the Reavers.
  • At the platform in front, jump and glide over to the treasure sphere containing the Firewyrm Bracelet.
  • Teleport to Aryas Village.
  • Get on the Angel behind you.
  • Run to the other end of the village, to the slope leading upwards.
  • Here you'll find Cornelia. Speak to her and accept her quest "The Secret Lives of Sheep".
  • Follow the sheep as they go.
  • If any enemy approach, most likely a Meonekton, strike at and defeat them.
  • As the sheep come to a stop, check them to receive a Mystery Egg, completing the quest.
"Secret Lives of Sheep"
Gil 3200 #Adornments 1
HP 120 Strength 10
Magic 12
  • Get back on the Angel.
  • Pick up the Fira Lv. 2 in the treasure sphere around the trash.
  • Go through the structure to the east.
  • On the left side of the ladder, to the north, is a platform. Jump and glide over to it and pick up the Moonsoul Bloom.
  • Glide over to the next platform and pick up the 2 Aryas Apple by the shiny ground.
  • Also pick up the Flamebane Choker in the treasure sphere.
  • Jump down, and go to the west of the town.
  • Glide over to the platform on the west, and pick up another Aryas Apple.
  • Run back to Canopus Farms.
  • Go northeast, inbetween the two paths to the City Ruins.
  • On the ramp close to the wall, run up it, and glide over to the treasure sphere containing the Thunderbird Bracelet.
  • Let the last minutes pass and get transported to the Ark.

Nav[edit | edit source]

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Locked Abilities Only
Day 0
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Equilibrium Lightning - LRFFXIII.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Crimson Blitz LRFFXIII Crimson Blade.png
SchemaShield-lrffxiii-icon.png Night Lotus LRFFXIII Twilight Lotus.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Dark Muse LRFFXIII - Dark Muse.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Scramasax LRFFXIII Gladius.png
SchemaShield-lrffxiii-icon.png Double Cross LRFFXIII Gothic Buckler.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Mist Wizard LRFFXIII Mist Wizard.jpg
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Devil's Daughter LRFFXIII Devil's Daughter.png
SchemaShield-lrffxiii-icon.png Prytwen LRFFXIII Diktynna.png
Day 1
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Fighter's Emblem
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Nocturne LRFFXIII Nocturne.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Providence LRFFXIII Providence.png
ArmAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Runic Ring
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Sickle of the Faithful LRFFXIII Sickle of the Faithful.png
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Twist Headband
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Magician's Token
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Miqo'te Dress LRFFXIII Miqo'te Outfit.png
ArmAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Mage's Gloves
ArmAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Thorn of Aggression
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Wolf's Emblem
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Liberator LRFFXIII Liberator.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Quiet Guardian LRFFXIII Quiet Guardian.png
Day 2
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Red Mage LRFFXIII Red Mage.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Liberator LRFFXIII Liberator.png
SchemaShield-lrffxiii-icon.png Juno Sospita LRFFXIII Juno Sospita.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Ignition LRFFXIII Ignition.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Electronica LRFFXIII Electronica.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Woodland Walker LRFFXIII Woodland Walker.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Watery Chorus LRFFXIII Watery Chorus.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Hunter of the Wild LRFFXIII Hunter of the Wild.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Vengeance LRFFXIII Vengeance.png
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Imp's Crest
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Fencer's Earrings
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Soldier's Tie
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Soldier's Tie
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Sight's Circlet
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Corundum Pin
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Demon Earrings
ArmAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Thorn of Will
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Midnight Mauve LRFFXIII Midnight Mauve.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Death Herald LRFFXIII Death Herald.png
LRFFXIII Garb Icon.png Dragoon LRFFXIII Dragoon.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Femme Fatale LRFFXIII Femme Fatale.png
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Stormbane Choker
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Zirconia Brooch
SchemaShield-lrffxiii-icon.png Pendragon LRFFXIII Pendragon.png
FFXIII Gunblade Icon.png Battleaxe of the Believer LRFFXIII Battleaxe of the Believer.png
ArmAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Thorn of Protection
Day 3
HeadAccessory-lrffxiii-icon.png Witch's Rosary
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Final Day
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