Final Fantasy XIII Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    11 June 2015
  • Last Updated
    18 March 2018
  • Guide Author

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Missions 1-10

Missions 1-10

Mission 08: The Eleventh Hour

Enemy Info

Mark Rakshasa
Stone Location Vallis Media - Base Camp
Mark Location Vallis Media - Atzilut's Tears
Class C
Additional Foes Flan x 3
Initial Reward Collector Catalog
Repeat Reward Bomb Shell x3
Prerequisite Mission 05

A rakshasa lurks along the route to the Yaschas Massif, and I’m supposed to hunt it down? I think I’ll pass! If it’s crystal or Cie’th, my life is over anyway. I might as well make the most of it! From here on out, I live for me!

Location

According to the mission description a Rakshasa lurks among the route you just followed, which means you need to turn around and head back almost all the way to where you entered the Fingers of Stone a few minutes ago! Yes, that means you will have to fight your way back through all of the mobs that you just fought your way through, take care of the mob for this mission, and then fight your way back through the same re-spawned mobs again! As you approach the zone line - marked on the map as a red dot on the right side of the path - in the area where Hope was unconscious just prior to his Eidolon fight.

[Left] Rakshasa Enemy Intel. [Right] Hope approaches the Mark Location.

Strategy

Rakshasa carries what appears to be shuriken-type projectiles on its back and uses them as a means to attack the party. It carries three of them and they work like boomerangs: once thrown they return to the Daemon type enemy. It is recommended to use a Deceptisol before fighting the mark for a five star rating. Once in battle, the party should kill the three Flans first so that they do not merge into a Dire Flan or else the player won’t get a five star rating. The Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) paradigm works well in this battle.