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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Claire Farnworth
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 08-04-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:06 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 01-04-2020 / 19:31 GMT

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide

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Dead Dunes

Part 2

Climbing The Ranks I

Difficulty 1*
Availability From Day 3
Quest Item(s) Needed Dead Man's Teeth x 5
Gil Obtained 200
Item(s) Obtained Replica PSICOM Epaulet
HP +10
Strength +1

Simply defeat Skeletons found in the Temple Ruins to obtain Dead Man’s Teeth.

Climbing The Ranks II

Difficulty 2*
Availability Complete "Climbing The Ranks I"
Quest Item(s) Needed Dead Man's Teeth
Gil Obtained 600
Item(s) Obtained PSICOM Mobile Medal
HP +20
Strength +2
Magic +1

During the main quest in the Dunes, you will easily encounter more than 20 Skeletons so should be able to collect enough for this quest.

Miracle Vintage

Difficulty 2*
Availability From Day 4
Quest Item(s) Needed Pot Shard x 10
Gil Obtained 500
Item(s) Obtained Yellow Bow Tie, Canned PuPu Logo
HP +20
Strength +1
Magic +2

Schrodingers carry Pot Shards and are found in the Temple Ruins predominantly. Try and collect 15 of them so you can complete another Canvas quest while you’re in the Ruins.

Heightened Security

Difficulty 2*
Availability From Day 4
Quest Item(s) Needed Organic Carapace
Gil Obtained 700
Item(s) Obtained Replica PSICOM Emblem, Bandage
HP +20
Strength +1
Magic +2

The Gurangatch enemy drops these and can be found either in Yusnaan, the Temple Ruins or Dead Dunes as a whole. You will have probably encountered one before this quest is available anyway.

The Real Client

Difficulty 2*
Availability Complete "Banned Goods" and "Miracle Vintage"
Quest Item(s) Needed Goblot Hairball x 10, Pot Shard x 5
Gil Obtained 600
Item(s) Obtained Blue Newsboy Cap, NORA Logo
HP +20
Magic +3

Both Goblots and Schrodingers can be encountered regularly during your exploits in the Dunes so just keep this quest in mind when collecting.

Bandits New Weapon

Difficulty 3*
Availability Complete "For My Child" and "Heightened Security"
Quest Item(s) Needed Organic Carapace x 5, Cactuar Doll x 5
Gil Obtained 1300
Item(s) Obtained Electric Guitar, Yellow Propeller
HP +30
Strength +2
Magic +2

Kill Gurangatch and Cactuars. You may have to specifically try and catch Cactuars for this because they aren’t exactly forthcoming in their appearances. Go to the Oasis Lighthouse to find them more often.

Pride and Greed II

Difficulty 1*
Availability Complete "Pride and Greed I" unlocked on Day 7
Quest Item(s) Needed Yellowed Skull x 5
Gil Obtained 500
Item(s) Obtained Gadot's Blue Emblem, Dark Knight's Shades
HP +10
Strength +1

Simply find another 5 Skulls from the statues. You will collect loads of these as you go so do not go out of your way.

Pride and Greed III

Difficulty 2*
Availability Complete "Pride and Greed II" unlocked on Day 9
Quest Item(s) Needed Yellowed Skull x 20
Gil Obtained 1500
Item(s) Obtained Staff of Judgement, White Guitar
HP +20
Strength +1
Magic +2

And finally, you will need 20 more Skulls. Once you have almost exterminated all the Skeletons, you should have enough Skulls from roaming the Ruins.

A Treasure for a God

Difficulty 2*
Availability On completion of chapter 4-5
Quest Item(s) Needed Pilgrim's Crux x 3
Gil Obtained 600
Item(s) Obtained Sky Blue Silk Hat
HP +10
Magic +1

If you have completed the Dunes side quests and main quest and explored the Ruins and Dunes, you should have quite a few Cruxes in reserve.

Dead Dunes Totals HP Strength Magic Gil
310 19 25 12940

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    8 April 2014
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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