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Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 11-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 09-07-2020 / 18:07 GMT
Version: 1.00 (????) 15-07-2020 / 09:03 GMT

As you turn the corner, you will find four Alraunes slithering around. They are not particularly threatening and are slightly stronger versions of the Noctilucales you’ve just fought. They’re weak to both Ice and Fire but absorb Water so simply use those spells and the Blitz attack to make short work of them.

A little further along, you will meet another member of the Flan family; the simple Flan. These little guys, like some other Flan-types, like to combine when low on HP to form the much larger, and stronger, Dire Flan. Fire spells are perfect to use against them. They absorb Lightning attacks and are immune to Water so avoid those.

Partisan weapon location (left). Sadly, Hope is not dead (right). Just kidding!

A mixed group of Alraunes and a Flan wait just a bit further on but these pose no real threat, even together. Carry on through the canyon and you will eventually see a single Dire Flan guarding a treasure. Destroy it then collect the Partisan (weapon for Fang which increases Strength by 50 and HP by 200 as passive) and proceed onwards.

Where could Hope be? More Flans and Alraunes litter the path before you but eventually you will reach the waypoint marker and find a very distressed Hope. Be prepared for another Eidolon battle and also make sure to restart it when it begins so you can sort out your Paradigms and Hope’s Crystarium. Equip Hope with an HP-raising accessory and buy some HP nodes in the Crystarium too. Then prepare the following Paradigms:

  1. SYN/MED/SEN (default)

  2. MED/MED/SEN

  3. RAV/RAV/COM

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    9 July 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!

Coming Soon

  • 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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