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 21 - 30

Missions 21 - 30

Mission 25: Spectral Haunt

Enemy Info

Mark Vetala
Stone Location Taejin's Tower - Sixth Tier
Mark Location Taejin's Tower - Fifth Tier
Class B
Additional Foes None
Initial Reward Cobaltite
Repeat Reward Bomb Core x6
Prerequisite Missions 21 to 23

Enlightened soul, head my plea and we shall bring light to your dark path. Know that a vetala holds my power thrall within this spire. Slay it and I shall once more be free. If you can but restore the strength of my two brethren and I, here on the upper tiers, the way will be opened unto you.

Location

Vetala is actually located down on the fifth tier in the chamber we couldn’t reach because it is blocked on the balcony. So our route will take us through this level to work our way down, and starts with exiting this chamber to the balcony. To the right is the main elevator that we cannot use - to the left is the entrance to the next chamber, so that is where we are heading.

Examine the statue here to trigger another realignment of the tower, and then exit to the balcony and run to the right to the far chamber that is now open to us. In the corner of this chamber is a Treasure Sphere with 4 Tears of Woe in it. In the opposite corner there is another Sphere with an Unsetting Sun . After you empty the Sphere head down the stairs to the right and fight the Vetala.

[Left] Vetala Enemy Intel. [Right] Mark Location.

Strategy

Much like Gurangatch, Vetala has some very tough defenses – it’ll laugh off almost every elemental spell you can toss at it, though physical strikes are somewhat more effective. It also has some pretty powerful spellcasting skills that can leave you hurting if you’re not sufficiently buffed. Your goal here is to smash through its barrier and then juggle it as much as possible while it’s staggered. Vetala can be tough if you’re unprepared, but don’t breathe a sigh of relief when it’s finished - it’s got relatives later on that are even more difficult.