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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Chapter 1 - Hanging Edge

Chapter 1 - Hanging Edge

Skybridge No. 369

We recommend studying the very helpful in-game tutorial on the Chain Gauge and Stagger systems before you dive into the battle. A good thing to remember is to just patiently build attacks by alternating between the Commando and Ravager roles then inflict Stagger on an enemy. You will likely have seen this status in prior battles but it is worth examining closer at this point. When you’ve gleaned all the information you need, enter the battle proper.

Attack Chain Tutorial: More Info

Boss: PSICOM Marauder

This battle functions mainly as a tutorial battle for Staggering an enemy and, to this end, the boss has a very low Stagger threshold.

PSICOM Marauder Stats
Level / HP LV 25 / 600 HP
Strength / Magic 20 STR / 19 MAG
Stagger / Chain Res. / CP 104% / 0 CR / - CP
Vulnerabilities Physical (Halves)
Common Drop / Rare Drop Credit Chip / None

This high-ranking officer comes with two PSICOM Enforcers. Get rid of them first and, while doing so, you’re likely to Stagger the Marauder. He halves physical damage, but that won’t do him much good since the damage is doubled once you Stagger him. Be on the lookout for the boss’s charging stance - he’ll shoot a couple of Thunder spells at one character, so heal if your HP enters the 50s range. Other than the danger from his magic, he is nothing to worry about!