By pressing R1 you can access the Libra screen of all enemies you’re fighting which haven’t been defeated yet. The screen is setup like this:

a) Top left corner has:

  • Enemy’s name

  • Enemy’s current / MAX HP (by reducing current HP to zero enemy is KOed)

b) Upper right corner lists negative statuses enemy is immune to. From left to right you have:

  • Deprotect (take more physical damage)

  • Deshell (take more magical damage)

  • Slow (enemy’s ATB fills 50% slower)

  • Poison (continuous damage over time)

  • Imperil (fire, water, thunder and ice resistances down by 1 rank)

  • Curse (enemy’s attacks interrupted easier, own attacks interrupted more)

  • Pain (cannot use physical abilities)

  • Fog (cannot use magical abilities)

  • Daze (cannot move, receive double damage from next attack)

  • Provoke (cannot be provoked by SEN)

  • Dispel (remove the latest buff/debuff applied [rightmost one])

c) On left side of the screen you have the following:

  • Chain Resistance (How resilient the enemy is against chaining).

  • Stagger Point (Percentage of Stagger you must inflict before enemy staggers).

  • Common Drop (Is item which is dropped most of time).

  • Rare Drop (is item which is rarely dropped).

d) On the right side of the screen you have the enemy’s vulnerabilities to the four elements, as well as physical and magical attacks. There are six types of affinities the enemy can sport and they are:

  • a) White - none (takes full damage from the attack)

  • b) Blue - weakness (takes double damage from the attack)

  • c) Yellow - half (takes 50% less damage from the attack)

  • d) Orange - resistant (damage from the attack is reduced by 90%)

  • e) Red - immunity (takes no damage from the attack [word GUARD appears])

  • f) Purple - absorption (attack heals enemy - 30% of the usual damage) recovery)

  • e) At the bottom of the screen you have four lines of enemy information, which may provide hints as to how to battle the enemy efficiently, or warn you of the enemy’s special abilities.

Whenever you press R1 and you access the Libra screen of an enemy you haven’t fought yet, everything will be filled with question marks. You need to fight this enemy a couple of times before the entries fill up with relevant information. Alternatively you can use the Libra Scope item which scans all enemies in battle and reveals all info.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS3
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2012
  • Last Updated
    20 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Damir Kolar

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