All enemies guard areas limited by their fields of vision or other means of detection. Upon entering a guarded area, there is a chance that the enemy or enemies patrolling it will take notice. If your trespass is observed, a warning icon [!] will appear over the heads of any enemies alerted to your presence. These foes will then become hostile, taking up defensive positions or rushing forward to attack.

If your party leader comes into contact with an enemy, a battle will begin. Battles begin normally if the enemy was aware of the party’s presence. If the enemy was caught off guard, however, the party will be able to make a Preemptive Strike.

Certain enemies, like Zwerg Scandroids, have extremely narrow fields of vision and can easily be approached unnoticed. It is always advantageous to do so if possible, as initiating a Preemptive Strike forces enemies to enter battle with their chain gauges near the Stagger threshold.

Note that sometimes it’s impossible to gain a Preemptive Strike on an enemy.

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?

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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