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Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 11-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:28 GMT
Version: 1.00 (????) 22-09-2020 / 14:47 GMT

When not in battle mode, a minimap is displayed in the upper right corner. Red dots represent enemies which you will (usually) have to fight in order to be able to proceed. Each enemy or enemy group also has a field of encounter. Once your leader steps into a field of encounter, the minimap will blink red and your leader’s stance will change to a battle-ready stance (for example, Lightning will run with her right hand close to her blade).

Each enemy also has field of vision. If the enemy spots your leader, a red ‘!’ will appear above the enemy’s head (if you’re dealing with a group of enemies, all of them will become alerted to your presence in their field of encounter), and will now come to actively try to fight you.

You can exit their field of encounter and wait until their alertness goes down, at which point they return to whatever they were doing before. It’s funny how you can literally dance in front of an enemy’s nose and it won’t come after you, as long as you stay out of its field of encounter.

If you manage to sneak behind the enemy and touch it without the enemy seeing you, you get the “Preemptive Strike” advantage. This will be explained in more detail later.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author

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Six people, from very different backgrounds, get thrown together in a series of tumultuous events. A Pulse fal'Cie (a demi-god) has been found in the seaside town of Bodhum, a place where the fates of everyone converge and the discovery sets in motion a chain of events that will change the world forever. An innocent fireworks display in the town soon turns nasty when government soldiers storm the peaceful celebration and commit everyone to the Purge (sending individuals "contaminated" by the Pulse fal'Cie into exile). This is where your story and legend begins. Can you fight fate?

Our guide covers everything you need to complete the game 100% including:

  • A complete walkthrough of all thirteen chapters.
  • All Cie'th stone marks and missions completed, with detailed strategies for every one.
  • Weapons and Shop lists and much more!

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  • A detailed guide on the optimum Crystarium paths for all characters as well as optional uses for them.
  • An upgrade guide for the most efficient way to level up your weapons to save you time and a lot of Gil.
  • Complete trophy/achievement guide.

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