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Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Strategy Guide

First Published: 25-03-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 07:25 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 11-12-2018 / 05:29 GMT

Final Fantasy X-2 HD Guide Guide Info

Chapter 1

Zanarkand

Local Enemy Bestiary

Enemy Name Notes
Behemoth Very strong during first visit.
Flak Python None
Gecko Weakness to Ice
Mr. Goon None
Ms. Goon None
Nashorn None
White Elemental Weakness to Fire

You’ll quickly be given a mission as you enter the area: find the treasure sphere! Simply go north for a while and you’ll be impeded from going into the area beyond by a girl. After meeting with her, go up the slope to the east and then north for a while. You’ll have to choose " Of course I remember! " during the conversation that results, then go down the slope and go northwest into the dome.

Inside the dome, go along the path to the north and you’ll have a scene in the next area with the kids. Speak with the person on the left if you need to shop. Go north and further into the dome; you’ll have another scene in the next area. Follow the path northward some more and you’ll see the kids; tell him " Sure I do " in the conversation then you can continue along to find one of Leblanc’s goons… Oh dear.

After the quick slaughter, continue along the linear path to the intersection. Go east and snatch up the Mega Phoenix , then return to the fork and head north. You’ll soon have another forced fight, though there’s a Phoenix Down visible just before it. You’ll then just have one more fight before you reach the Corridor area.

There, you’ll find quite a few (empty) chests and people. There’s actually not much here, so simply go up the stairs to what used to be a Cloister of Trials. It’s a lot easier to solve this time, though! Simply walk through the door to the northwest to the second part of the cloister, then approach the lift in the center of the area. After a ride down, go use the Save Sphere, then head along the path to the next area, where you’ll meet Cid.

You must answer the questions throughout this section correctly (left) to get a Garment Grid later on (right).

When speaking with Cid, tell him " You bet I do! " to help set up an event in Chapter 3. Then go and speak with the overweight man nearby to be able to reach the Great Hall, just before the Fayth itself. (Or what used to be the Fayth.) Open the six chests throughout this room for a Remedy, two Remedies, an Ether, an Elixir , a Hi-Potion , and a Phoenix Down . Then go upstairs and to the next area after a scene.

When the scene occurs with Isaaru, say " Is that you, Isaaru " to earn the Heart Reborn Garment Grid . (Well. That was interesting.) Afterwards, use the downbound stairs to the north to find a dungeon. It’s just a lengthy, linear path with some climbing and jumping until you reach the boss at the end.

BOSS - Guardian Beast

Guardian Beast Details
Max HP / Max MP 2,886 / 1,000
Elem. Weak / Resis / Immunity / Absorb All but Gravity / None / Gravity / None
EXP / GIL / AP 170 / 200 / 1
Common Steals / Rare Steals 1 Defense Veil / None
Common Item Drops / Rare Item Drops 1 Amulet / None
Guardian Beast Oversoul Details
Max HP / Max MP 4,030 / 1,000
Elem. Weak / Resis / Immunity / Absorb All but Gravity / None / Gravity / None
EXP / GIL / AP 380 / 380 / 2
Common Steals / Rare Steals 1 Mystery Veil / None
Common Item Drops / Rare Item Drops 1 Amulet / None

BOSS ANALYSIS : The Guardian Beast can be a bit difficult to fight, even if it is weak to most elements. It has a basic attack you’ll see hit for around 50-70 damage and Damocles Photon . This latter attack is its most dangerous attack, dealing damage to each character equal to half of their maximum HP. Ouch! You can be happy, then, that Damocles will only occur under 1,000 HP. The Oversouled form doesn’t differ in its offense much, other than that it will noticeably focus its offense on single characters by eyeing them. It will also only use four Attacks then Damocles Photon when Oversouled.

MAIN STRATEGY : Simply put, you pretty much need to have Cure or Cura on a White Mage for this fight; especially after Damocles hits there will be a good bit of healing going on. You’ll want your White Mage to set up Protect on everyone when you can. (If you’re fighting the Oversouled form, focus on Protecting only the one he eyes.) If they have Shell, that would be great to cast, as it halves the damage taken from Damocles to 25% of your max HP! You’ll also want to instill Power Break and Armor/Mental Break when you can to really lower its offensive potential (short of Damocles).

Your offense is actually pretty simple: elements. Anything elemental will do great here. You should be able to do this since the various Gleams you could’ve bought at the various shops in Spira now bestow an automatic Elementalstrike effect. Combined with Armor Break, your Elemental striker will do a ton of damage very quickly. Black Mages also will do pretty well, especially if they’ve already learned some of the "-ra" spells.

Elemental attacks (left) are the best way to kill Guardian Beast. Damocles Photon (right) is a powerful attack the Beast will use once its HP is under 1000.

ALTERNATE STRATEGY - BERSERK : Berserking this boss is a completely legitimate possibility, in which the boss will get a boost in Strength, but it will never use Damocles Photon. You can do this most easily with a Thief using Soul Swipe . If you lack that, you should have already gotten the Raging Giant Garment Grid - if you pass through the blue and yellow gates, you’ll get a Berserktouch effect, which gives you a chance to Berserk the boss with attacks. Keep a White Mage on hold to Protect and Cure everyone as needed, but, once Berserk is in effect eventually, there’s not a lot to worry about. Power Break will further weaken the damage taken (to 25% of total with Protect) to somewhere around 25-35, making this monster a lot easier.

After the fight, you’ll get the Sphere Fragment in the scene after. Time to clear up that last mission…


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    25 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author

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