Boss Battle: Cid Raines

Cid Raines is the first boss fought in the Fifth Ark and is the only l’Cie fought in the game.

Cid Raines Stats
Level / HP LV 68 / 226,800 HP
Strength / Magic 136 STR / 172 MAG
Stagger / Chain Res. / CP 300% / 90 Chain Resistance / 6,000 CP
Vulnerabilities Physical (Halves) / Magical (Halves)
Common Drop / Rare Drop Tetradic Crown (100%) / None

Version A is the Offensive Shift mode, version B is the Defensive Shift mode, and version C is the Recovery Shift mode.

This is a very painful boss to deal with especially if you’re out of Fortisols and/or Aegisols . If you have them, it’s a simple matter of attacking the guy until he’s Staggered, and then sending him into the stratosphere. Two things can make the situation hairy: the first is if he decides to guard just at the time when you’re about to Stagger him or you just Staggered him (you cannot launch him in the air during his guard stance), and the other, less annoying, situation is when he gains his winged form for the first time (he’ll dispel your buffs and remove his own debuffs, along with damaging you).

Otherwise prepare for a fun battle - the boss is susceptible to lot of debuffs which include Pain and Fog. However he can remove debuffs with Esuna (as well as the aforementioned attack in winged form). It is imperative you stick at least Slow on him to reduce the flurry of attacks coming in your direction. He hits hard and fast, and has some nasty combos available that can take well over half your HP. If that weren’t enough, he’s also capable of recovering his own HP.

Beating this boss gives you the Moogleworks Key Item which opens the ninth shop at the Save Station.

Shops Update

Shops Price
Whistlewind Scarf (New!) 1,000
Collector Catalog (New!) 10,000

Proceed onward, save at the Save Station and check the switch to have the elevator go down. Tbree Circuitrons will drop down on your head as the elevator descends so be prepared for battle.

Guide Information

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

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