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 3 - Lake Bresha

Chapter 3 - Lake Bresha

The Waters Stilled

Enemy Encounters

Name Notes
Ghast Little more than cannon fodder now.
Ghoul Little more than cannon fodder now.
Wight High evasion probability, falls easily though.

(Left) Lake Bresha - Cocoon Lowlands (Right) Enjoy the stunning scenery.

At this point, a tutorial on Paradigms will appear and you should pay close attention to it. Learning how to build Chain Gauges and create Staggers is essential for winning battles and timing your Paradigm Shifts just right can be the difference between life and death. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the system during this battle.

Now that you’re all l’Cie, you gain access to magic and a lot of new abilities, allowing for more strategies during battle. After admiring the scenery, continue down the path and your team will stop to reminisce on the vision they had the moment they turned into l’Cie.

Paradigm Tutorial: More Info

The party will change to Lightning, Snow and Vanille while an explanation on the Crystarium will show on-screen. For now, your route through the Crystarium is fairly linear but an optimum guide can be found in the Crystarium Analysis section towards the back of the guide, should you wish to gain detailed knowledge. Customize your Paradigms if you wish but the two default ones should suffice for the moment.

(Left) Battle team changes. (Right) Crystarium Tutorial.

Crystarium Tutorial: More Info

Save your game if you need to then clear out the enemies on the left path. At the end is a Treasure Sphere with a Pearlwing Staff for Vanille inside. It has a higher magic stat and, since Vanille will be used primarily as a magic user, you should equip her with it.

(Left) Pearlwing Staff. (Right) Battle with Ghast + 3x Wight

Technical Points (TP) - These are used for special abilities in battle such as Libra and later, Quake. Each ability uses a designated amount of TP and TP is slowly refilled after battles. Do not waste TP because having a full gauge is sometimes necessary when facing a difficult boss and items that instantly replenish TP are incredibly rare.

Command Execution Tutorial: More Info

At the fork, take the right path this time down to a group of enemies. Defeat them then head up a slope on the right to grab the 7x Chipped Fangs . Carry on and jump and twirl your way to the top of the broken structure until you reach another scene.