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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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12. Eden

Grand Prix Circuit

Enemy Encounters

Name Notes
Anavatapta Warmech Not a "true" combat encounter - can be killed before Gestalt Mode expires.
Varcolaci Evades attacks; inflicts Poison but can be killed in seconds.
Bulwarker Only dangerous if it summons Targeting Beacon to perform Orbital Battery.
Targeting Beacon Summoned by Bulwarker; does not attack; destroy to stop Bulwarker's Orbital Battery.
Corps Defender Very low HP for this stage of the game; merely acts a cannon fodder in minor encounters.
Corps Steward Ice and Water damage halved but weak to Fire.
Sanctum Archangel Uses Guard to increase damage resistance; surprisingly powerful attacks.
Adamantheron Can bestow Haste and Bravery.
Sanctum Seraph Can bestow Bravery.
Behemoth King HP gauge restored when it stands up like all Behemoth enemies.
Orobon Power Spritz gives it status enhancements; still rather slow to kill.
Amphisbaena Immune to Earth damage but weak to Lightning and Wind; resistant to Magic; high HP and assorted status immunities.
Proto-behemoth Fire/Lightning damage halved but weak to Ice/Water; can change its form, regenerating HP and increasing attack when it does.
The Proudclad Elemental damage halved; immune to all status ailments.

Suggested Abilities - Ignore the outer arms because you can now reach some interesting abilities: Lightning can learn Thundaga and Army of One (Ravager) and Stopga (Medic); Fang can acquire Reprieve (Sentinel), Imperil (Saboteur) and Highwind (Commando); Hope should learn Curaja (Medic), Haste (Synergist) and Last Resort (Ravager) in that order.

Lightning faces the Anavatapta Warmech (left) and the gang discuss their future (right).

Enjoy the prolonged cutscenes and especially the l’Cie’s re-entry into Cocoon. Lightning summons Odin and charges into battle against another mech but this isn’t strictly a true combat encounter. Simply mash any button to attack it then finish it off with a Zantetzuken. More cutscenes will follow until you find yourself in Eden proper.

This area is a maze-like grid of walkways but heading for the target marker should allow you to find your way easy enough. A couple of Varcolaci sweep the skies for victims just ahead but blast through them and continue following the waypoint. Near the trio of Varcolaci, in front of an orange flower, is a Sphere holding the Lionheart (weapon for Lightning that allows instant Stagger near the threshold and can be synthesized to gain the Random Instant Chain ability).

Lionheart location (left) and the 9,240 Gil location (right).

Flying in circles is a Bulwarker near a circular platform. These are only dangerous if they summon the Targeting Beacon which allows them to do their deadly Orbital Battery attack.

Look directly right from the circular platform (facing the waypoint marker) to find another Sphere containing 9,240 Gil then continue following the marker to reach a new area.


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
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