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Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

First Published: 11-06-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 18-03-2018 / 11:59 GMT
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Missions 1-10

Missions 1-10

Mission 09: Heave-ho

Enemy Info

Mark Kaiser Behemoth
Stone Location Archylte Steppe - Central Expanse
Mark Location Archylte Steppe - Central Expanse
Class C
Additional Foes None
Initial Reward Rhodochrosite
Repeat Reward Bomb Core x3
Prerequisite Mission 04

Even with the power of a l’Cie—a kaiser behemoth? Really? So I have the choice of being gored to death beside that pond, or wandering the wild as an eternally damned Cie’th? Lovely. All those years of hard work and careful planning of this! I should have lived more for the moment.

Location

According to the description for this mission you need to slay a Kaiser Behemoth near the pond. Check your map and you will see the red dot. Head for that now - you will have no trouble spotting the target, and once you do, kill it!

[Left] Kaiser Behemoth. [Right] You must defeat him before he transforms to get 5 stars.

Strategy

To get a five star rating, one should kill the Behemoth before it transforms. A preemptive strike is highly helpful. This can be done without a Deceptisol if the Behemoth is drawn away from the water and the player attacks it exactly from its back (this may take a few tries). This will allow a quick Stagger. If this cannot be done, it is recommended to use a Deceptisol before fighting the mark.

It is possible to get a five star rating if one can launch and juggle him right after he transforms. One might have to use a Deceptisol and Fortisol, but it may be possible without it. It is recommended to use the Relentless Assault paradigm (COM/RAV/RAV) or the Aggression Paradigm (COM/COM/RAV).

You can change the battle team to Sazh (leader), Fang and Lightning, start with the Hero’s Charge paradigm (SYN/COM/MED), until all characters are buffed with Haste, Bravery, Vigilance, and Faith, then switch to Diversity (COM/RAV/MED), or if the MED isn’t needed, switch to Relentless Assault.

When the Kaiser Behemoth transforms, the party should switch to Evened Odds (SYN/MED/SAB) and inflict Slow and Curse and switch back to Diversity or Relentless Assault. The party should use Mallets when Kaiser Behemoth casts Fogga.