Info and stuff for FFXIII-2 monster allies. You can add/change anything you want. Feel free to use/post any of this. Notes:

  • Slow and Slowga can't be cast. The only way to inflict the status on an enemy is to use some Feral Links (only 4 or so can inflict it).
  • Fogga can't be taught or learned to any enemy (probably an oversight by SE).
  • Valkyrie Lightning (and Sazh, I believe) can be encountered as soon as you can use the Historia Crux, as long as you have the DLC. This is suggested to obtain two very powerful allies (although there's lots of spoilers).
  • Due to the Valfodr DLC, no monsters are actually missable. So you can infuse Pack Mentality into anything using Chichu/Nanochu and get moar (although it takes a while to farm them).
  • Random missable adornment: There's a backpack thingy in the Archylte Steppe that you can easily miss out on if you don't do the Live Trigger correctly. It's not important at all, but it's worth noting. SE has said they won't fix it.

Best monsters[edit | edit source]

Pre-final boss: in the general order they're encountered. Not complete.

  • Valkyrie Lightning, Sazh, Pulsework Knight, Albino Lobo*(rare and difficult, but quite good), Gandayaks, Bunkerbeast, Buccaboo Ace, Cloudburst, Debris, Dragoon, Yaksha, Silver Chocobo

Postgame: ordered by overall best-ness. Not exactly official/completely accurate. Some, like Nabaat, only have specific uses:

Best Feral Links:

  • Capturing monsters: PuPu, Twilight Odin
  • Chain building: Valkyrie/Rav Lightning, Sazh

Infusible Role Abilities[edit | edit source]

List of good sources for infusion (asterisk=no infusible passives, therefore best)

  • Ruinga- Scutari* (20)
  • Adrenaline- Orion* (13), Dragoon (18)
  • Blindside- Dragoon (2), Frag Leech* (12)
  • Faultsiphon- Frag Leech* (8)
  • Lifesiphon- Dragoon (10), Frag Leech* (18)
  • Powerchain- Frag Leech* (4)
  • Scourge- Orion* (16), Goblin* (20), Yeoman (19)
  • Fire- Apotamkin* (1), Garchimacera* (1), Pink Lily* (1), Debris* (1), Flanbanero* (1)
  • Blizzard- Apotamkin* (1), Pink Lily* (1), Grenade* (1)
  • Thunder- Apotamkin* (1), Pink Lily* (1), Debris* (1)
  • Aero- Vespid* (1), Apotamkin* (1), Pink Lily* (1), Spiceacilian* (1), Cloudburst* (1)
  • Fira- Bomb* (1), Pink Lily* (20)
  • Blizzara- Cryohedron* (1), Pink Lily* (10)
  • Thundara- Circuitron* (1), Pink Lily* (14)
  • Aerora- Tempest* (1), Pink Lily* (18)
  • Firaga- Bomb (15)
  • Blizzaga- Cryohedron (15)
  • Thundaga- Circuitron (15)
  • Aeroga- Tempest (15)
  • Fearsiphon- Vespid* (4), Garchimacera (6), Fencer (15)
  • Overwhelm- Vespid* (1), Pink Lily* (4), Flanbanero (3), Fencer (13)
  • Deprotect- Breshan Bass* (1)
  • Deprotega- Necrosis (39), Rangda (43), Deathgaze (61), Chelicerata (70)
  • Deshell- Mimi* (1), Breshan Bass* (5)
  • Deshellga- Mimi (38)
  • Poison- Dendrobium* (1)
  • Poisonga- Deathgaze (70), Dendrobium (80)
  • Imperil- Ahriman* (1), Breshan Bass (13)
  • Imperilga- Ahriman (38)
  • Dispel- Mimi* (8), Ahriman (20)
  • Dispelga- Mimi (42), Ahriman (70)
  • Curse- Ahriman* (4)
  • Cursega- Ahriman (64)
  • Fog- Viking (20)
  • Pain- Shrodinger (44), Dendrobium (56)
  • Painga- Pantapoda (44), Deathgaze (47), Dendrobium (90)
  • Wound- Viking* (1), Mimi* (5), Breshan Bass* (8), Dendrobium (9)
  • Woundga- Pantapoda (21), Mimi (45), Forked Cat (50), Shrodinger (50), Ahriman (50)
  • Bravery- Testudo* (1), Yakshini* (1)
  • Bravega- Testudo (14)
  • Faith- Oannes* (1), Gancanagh Ace* (1), Testudo* (1), Yakshini* (1)
  • Faithga- Testudo (18)
  • Enfire- Amanojaku* (1), Mewmao* (3)
  • Enfrost- Amanojaku* (2), Oannes* (16)
  • Enthunder- Oannes* (20)
  • Enaero- Gancanagh Ace* (1), Mewmao (30)
  • Protect- Microchu* (1)
  • Protectga- Microchu (19), Luminous Puma (40, w/ HP+), Triffid (26)
  • Shell- Mewmao* (1), Oannes* (4)
  • Shellga- Luminous Puma (18), Oannes (45)
  • Veil- Mewmao* (1), Oannes* (9), Microchu (8)
  • Veilga- Gancanagh Ace (34)
  • Vigilance- Microchu* (1)
  • Vigilaga- Microchu (29)
  • Challenge- Navidon* (1), Pulse Gladiator (8)
  • Provoke- Pulse Soldier* (1)
  • Mediguard- Pulse Knight (12), Goblin Chieftan (34)
  • Element Guard- Navidon* (1)
  • Steelguard- Bunkerbeast* (1), Goblin Chieftan* (1)
  • Entrench- Navidon* (12)
  • Vendetta- Navidon* (1), Bunkerbeast* (1), Goblin Chieftan* (4)
  • Deathward- Lancer (19), Navidon* (40)
  • Fringeward- Goblin Chieftan* (2), Major Moblin* (3), Pulse Gladiator (1)
  • Cure- Flanitor* (1), Exoray* (1)
  • Cura- Exoray* (8), Spiranthes (20), Flanitor (23)
  • Curasa- Flanitor* (1), Exoray* (3)
  • Esuna- Flanitor* (6), Exoray* (12), Caterchipillar (1)
  • Esunada- Flanitor (34), Caterchipillar (45), Cactuarama (28, w/ Resilience +20%)
  • Raise-Spiranthes* (7), Caterchipillar (6)

Infusible Passive Abilities[edit | edit source]

List of good sources for infusion (asterisk=no infusible passives, therefore best)

  • Auto-Haste- Schrodinger (41), Sahagin Prince (45), Cactuaroni (45)
  • Auto-Bravery- Thermadon (36), Narashima (29) Major Moblin (40), Cactuar (45)
  • Auto-Faith- Metallicactuar (45)
  • Auto-Vigilance- Amanojaku (13), Yaksha (20), Notsugo (13), Microchu (35), Gigantuar (20)
  • Auto-Tetradefense- Tezcatlipoca (60)
  • Auto-Protect- Garganzola (35), Gigantuar (28)
  • Auto-Shell- Spiranthes (40), Sarracenia* (47)
  • Auto-Veil- Caterchipillar (28), Narashima (44), Mandrake (99)
  • Critical: Haste- Blue Chocobo (45)
  • Critical: Bravery- Reaver (14), Red Chocobo (18)
  • Critical: Faith- Metallicactuar* (1), Grenade (12), Vespid* (19)
  • Critical: Vigilance- Microchu* (5), Miniflan (33), Triffid (56)
  • Critical: Tetradefense- Pulse Gladiator (23)
  • Critical: Protect- Mimi* (16), Reaver (46), Albino Lobo (51)
  • Critical: Shell- Exoray* (20), Bamapama* (16), Vespid (39), Albino Lobo (60)
  • Critical: Veil- Sahagin Prince (37), Mandrake (57)
  • HP 30%- Forked Cat (54), Necrosis (72)
  • Strength 35%- Tonberry (24)
  • Magic 35%- Tonberry (22)
  • Resist Physical 36%- Green Chocobo* (48)
  • Resist Magic 36%- Mewmao (23, w/ resist mag and HP+)
  • Resist Elements 30%- Caterchipillar (33)
  • Resilience 40%- Necrosis (70)
  • Pack Mentality- Nanochu* (1), Chichu* (1)
  • Role Resonance- Frag Leech* (30)
  • First Strike- Clematis (58)
  • Attack: ATB Charge II- Yeoman* (1)
  • Kill: ATB Charge- Illuyankas (27), Vespid (45), Metalligantuar (20, w/ Hindrance)
  • Siphon Boost II- Fencer (18)
  • Chain Bonus Boost II- Pink Lily* (30)
  • Quick Stagger- Fencer (19), Don Tonberry* (26)
  • Stagger Maintenance II- Zwerg Metro (20)
  • Defense Maintenance- Yakshini* (3)
  • Improved Counter II- Pulse Gladiator (29), Snow (12)??Not sure
  • Improved Ward- Lancer (20), Bunkerbeast (20)
  • Improved Guard II- Flandit (99), Snow (9)??Not sure
  • Improved Cure II- Exoray (39)
  • Improved Raise II- Spiranthes* (30)
  • Critical: Shield II- Swampmonk (39), Koboldroid Yin (40, w/ Kill: Libra), *Garganzola (70)
  • Critical: Power Surge II- Flangonzola (68, w/ only Str+)
  • Ally KO: Power Surge II- Tonberry (30, w/ Mag and Str+), Ceratoraptor (65), *Silver Chocobo* (44)
  • Feral Speed II- Gancanagh* (1)
  • Rapid Recovery- Microchu (24)
  • Gilfinder II- Moblin* (1)
  • Jungle Law- Narashima* (15)
  • Hindrance- Metalligantuar* (1)
  • Fettered Magic- Gigantuar* (1)
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