An offensive paradigm like Relentless Assault allows you to concentrate the party’s attacks on a single enemy and quickly stagger it. Stop those attacks, and the chain bonus you worked so hard to build will begin to fall. As a result, it may seem like a good idea to stick with Relentless Assault for the entire battle.

However, some enemy’s powerful attacks are capable of reducing your party’s HP to dangerous levels. If any of your party members take too much damage, shift to a paradigm like Solidarity that contains a Medic and heal your characters before they’re knocked out. Avoid using a defensive paradigm for too long, though. The longer you use it, the lower your chain bonus will fall and the harder it will be to stagger your opponent.

Pay close attention to both your party’s HP and the enemy’s chain gauge, shifting paradigms as needed. In the early stages of the game, your best bet is a paradigm composed of Commandos and Ravagers like Relentless Assault. Focus on driving up the chain bonus until your party has taken significant damage, then shift to Solidarity to recover. As soon as everyone has been healed, switch back to offense. The goal is to stagger an enemy as quickly as possible, so do your shifting efficiently, without giving its chain gauge a chance to recover.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    9 February 2021
  • 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?

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