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[top]Overview

Players: 1
Online Trophies: None
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to Platinum: 70-80 hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Missable Trophies: None
Glitched Trophies: None


[top]Tips & Strategies

  • ALL TROPHIES ARE IN XMB ORDER. Find which hidden trophy you need in the order in which I have laid out this guide.
  • Unlike the previous FFXIII, in this game if your leader falls in battle, the game automatically changes leaders to your other player to control. If both players fall in battle its game over
  • You can change your party leader during battle by selecting the "Change Leader" choice at the bottom. This is useful for using both Noel and Serah's special attacks in major battles.
  • Your party automatically heals back to full, loses all status ailments and revives any KOd characters after each battle, so don't worry about making sure everyone's fully restored if a battle is almost over.
  • All story related Chapter trophies unlock at the beginning of the next level after the movie cutscenes once you are in control of the leader.
  • Both characters will earn the same CP to spend leveling up, even if they aren't in your party
  • At the bottom of the guide, I have included extra sections to help you with your platinum.
  • Once you have finished the game, and watched the fantastic ending, your game will automatically save. At that point when you reload your game you will be in the Historia Crux and can then go back and finish of your platinum.
  • Get to know your Paradigms well and which work best for you early in the game. Towards the end you will want these in your lineup: Aggression, Relentless Assault, Tri-Disaster, Salvation, Cerberus or Tortoise.
  • You will notice a small symbol next to the Paradigm name, if you press on it, you can adjust your paradigm attack mode. I recommend using the "cross" pattern which will be signified with an "X" such as Aggression X which will make all your party attack the same monster when battling a boss with multiple monsters with him.
  • If you are playing through the game, and get to a point where things are just too difficult, it is time to power level. Don't be discouraged, it happen's anytime you play an RPG. When you power level drop back the opposite direction and pick enemies that are beneficial to power level from. Easy battles with good CP.
  • Your monsters can be powered up by leveling them in the crystarium. However they don't receive CP, you level them by giving them materials needed to level up.
  • Your monsters can other be "Infused" with other monsters. This means they will absorb the other monster and gain some of their abilities. When you are infusing, any skill with a red lock can't be learned. However anything else, including spells can be learned by the new monster.
  • To use the unlockable PS3 themes you must install theme from the game menu and not from your XMB.


[top]Roadmap

  1. Complete the main storyline of the game.
  2. Unlock and activate the Rolling in CP, Monster Collector, Encounter Master and Battlemania Fragment Skills from the Mystic at Serendipity by completing the necessary requirements.
  3. Collect all fragments. This includes all Paradox Ending fragments. Save the Academic Rank: Monster Professor for last. You should inadvertantly unlock several other trophies along the way eliminating the need for grinding and cleanup later.
  4. Collect any remaining monsters you need for the Academic Rank: Monster Professor. This will unlock the Defragmented trophy.
  5. Replay the final battle to view the Secret Ending. This will unlock the Anomalous trophy as well as the Chronosavior if you haven't unlocked the trophy yet.
  6. Cleanup any 5 star battles and various trophies you have remaining.
  7. Ding!


[top]Related Guides

Final Fantasy XIII Trophy Guide: by: DaveyHasselhoff
Join Lightning, Snow, Sazh, Hope, Vanille and Fang as they first try to save their loved ones from death, then themselves, and ultimately end up trying to save the entire world of Cocoon form total annhilation. Your quest starts in Cocoon and will take you from there to once flourishing world of Gran Pulse and back again fighting for your lives not only against soldiers who want to kill you, but also against vicious creatures that live in both worlds who just view you as dinner. Do you have what it takes to save everyone from evil?







Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz Answer Guide: by DaveyHasselhoff
This thread has all the answers you will need to complete Captan Cryptic's Confounding quiz on the first try, as well as tips for locating the elusive Captain.
Brain Blast Answer Guide: by DaveyHasselhoff
This thread has all the answers you will need to Complete brain Blast on the first try, as well as tips for locating the 4 Brain Blast Terminals.
Official Final Fantasy Monster Taming Thread: by UrbanHellraiser
This thread is your best source for any questions you might have on leveling of Monsters, as well as which Monsters are the best to use based on tips from everyone that is playing the game.


[top]Trophies

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Master of Time
Mastered the timeline and obtained every trophy available.

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Early Riser
Accepted a new fate in a world where everything has changed



This is a Story Based Trophy

New Bodhum 003 AF
After the initial opening of the game, which was fantastic BTW , you will take control of Serah in New Bodhum. Follow the tutorial as it takes you outside to see the beach under attack. You will now be acquainted with several characters from FFXIII, including the sexy March 2010 Platmate, Lebreau . After some cutscenes, take control of Serah and move around the beach taking out the hordes Meonektons and Nektons attacking the small village. I recommend using Slash & Burn or Double Trouble as you are fighting. This is basically a tutorial area and all the monsters are very easy. Once the beach is cleared the battle will end and the trophy will unlock.

After the battle is over, your new objective will be to investigate the meteor crash site. There will be several enemies along the way, but nothing major. you should actually be able to accumulate quite a few potions and phoenix downs in this area as the enemies seem to drop them a lot. If you manage to get an Iron Bangle from one of your battles, equip it to give yourself an instant 10% HP increase. Once you reach the meteor crash site you will have a battle with Gogmagog which we will cover below. After the battle you will receive your first Fragment and another tutorial will start.

After the first Gogmagog encounter, you will wake up back at home. Spend some time talking to everyone to see how everyone is doing, then proceed outside. Your next objective is to find another Artefact to open the Gate to proceed. Before you can do this, you will have several small mini missions that are to find Serah's belongings that have been hidden all over. You can find Lightning's Knife near the rocks by the exit to the village, Snow's Necklace can be acquired by talking to the boy with the speech bubble over his head in the group of children by your house and then chasing him until you obtain the item and finally, Snow, Serah's Cat can be found by heading to the right side of the village until Mog's pink bobble on his head lights up and he runs of to a pack of cats. Head over to the cats and another chase begins.

Once you have all three Artefacts, head back to your room and inspect the glowing mirror in your room and you will receive the Artefact. Now head back to the meteor crash sit to initiate a second battle with Gogmagog. After this battle there will be another cutscene and you can now choose to exit the area, or wait. There are a couple Side Missions you can do before you go, but you can come back to this area at any point later if you would rather continue with your story. If you choose to try some side missions, please see the Defragmented trophy for a list of the missions and where to find them.

Gogmagog
Gogmagog will actually attack you twice in this mission and neither time presents much of a challenge. For the first battle he really doesn't do much of anything. I recommend using the Slash & Burn paradigm to drive up his Chain Gauge to a stagger to make the battle go by quicker. He will attack you with basic attacks that shouldn't take down too much HP if you haven't been neglecting upgrading your Crystarium. Continue this attack until you see an onscreen prompt for Swipe as soon as you see this, press the and shift to the Twin Shields paradigm to minimize your damage. If for some reason you don't change in time, after you have changed use your Potions to heal. Most importantly, you need to get back to your attack as quickly as possible before your chain gauge depletes. As soon as you fill his chain gauge and Stagger him, change to the Double Trouble paradigm and unleash the fury with twin Commandos. This will most likely take two staggers to bring him down. but shouldn't take more than 5 mins or so.

The second battle is even easier in my opinion. Gogmagog will receive a new ability this time though. At the beginning of the battle, he will cast a Casualty Barrier in himself preventing him from being damaged. The goal in this battle is to drive him to stagger as quickly as possible as it will drop his Barrier. I recommend using the Dualcasting paradigm to drive up the gauge quickly using two Ravagers, but you can use the Slash & Burn paradigm as well. Much like last time, protect yourself from the Swipe attack and once he staggers change to Double Trouble and if you have been battling a lot you should be able to end him in one stagger this time.

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Time Traveler
Left behind a normal life, and began a journey through time


This is a Story Based Trophy

Bresha Ruins 005 AF
If you played the Demo, you will already be familiar with this area. The beginning of the chapter will toss you into an immediate battle with Paradox Alpha, and this trophy will unlock at the beginning of the battle. After the battle you will be detained by the military presence in this area. Soon a lively young girl will help you out of jail and you are free to begin exploring. Wander around in this new area and talk to people to understand where you are and pay a visit to Chocolina in the upper walkway near the exit. When you are finished speak with Alyssa again to receive the Academy Communicator to proceed. Now head through the guard station and move up the stairs to initiate the next battle. Once this battle ends, you will receive a tutorial on Monster Taming and how to use your tamed Monsters in combat.

Now continue along the path and you will find the first Gate for this area. In this area you can acquire two side jobs from the guards. Most importantly speaking with one of the guards in the area will give you the Moogle Hunt Ability which you can use by pressing the to make the out of phase objects in the game available to you. Once you are finished head towards the tunnels and you will have the choice of either going through the tunnels, or heading to the left around the tunnels towards the boss. I recommend heading through the tunnels for loot and for CP grinding. If you have accepted the side missions available you can find some of the necessary requirements inside these tunnels. Once you are finished, head forward to the next cutscene.

After the Cutscene, DON'T try and take on Atlas yet. Head towards him and then backtrack up a small ramp to a new area. At the intersection in this area, if you go left you will find the Ghast for your side missions and to the right will take you to the control mechanism for Atlas. As you approach, you will encounter your first Paradox Anomaly[ puzzle. These can be pretty easy or even somewhat difficult. Either way, I will give strategies.
  • Strategy:
  • Part 1: Up, Left, Up, Right, Right, Up, Left, Up.
  • Part 2: Right, Up, Up, Left, Down, Left, Up. Up, Up, Right, Up
  • Part 3: Up, Left, Left, Up, Right, Right, Up, Right, Up, Left, Left, Up


Once you are finished, use the machine to weaken Atlas making him an easy target. Now head back through the passageway towards Atlas. before taking on Atlas I recommend having a Ravager, Commando and Medic available as Monsters for your Paradigms and make sure you use your Crystarium to upgrade them and give them abilities and HP. The Hoff went into battle with a Zwerg Scandroid, Hoplite and Cait Sith.

After the battle, Chocobos are available so you can quickly move around if you choose to use them. In this area you start in, you can find the Eclipse Artefact to unlock the Gate near Chocolina that heads to Yaschas Massif 010 AF. On the way towards the gate, stop at the tunnel that is closed off with bars near the pathway that leads to the machine that weakened Atlas, and use the Moogle Hunt to collect the Reunion Artefact that is inside the bars. This will unlock the gate that leads to the Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF area that is located inside the tunnels near you. Now you have a choice to make. The correct path and the story path you must continue down first is into Yaschas Massif, HOWEVER, you can head into Sunleth Waterscape and collect the Moogle Throw Ability to collect items earlier. If you are thinking about following path, make sure your party is fairly strong and try and capture a Pulse Knight to use as a Sentinelin the battle as you enter the area. Either way, the story continues.


Paradox Alpha
This battle is very easy. Start with Slash & Burn to concentrate on driving up the Stagger gauge. The Alpha has a couple attacks, but nothing overly powerful. If you notice yourself getting into trouble, use Potions to cure yourself, then continue to battle. There are 3 Cinematic Cutscenes during this battle and this is the FIRST of the 5 creatures that you must obtain a Perfect Cinematic Rating on to receive the Trigger Finger trophy. For more info please see the trophy below. After the first Cinematic ends, change your paradigm to Double Trouble as Noel will have staggered the arm. From this, continue to attack nonstop until you reach the second Cinematic. Now make sure you don't put your controller down as a third cinematic will begin shortly which will mark the end of the battle.



Atlas
After weakening the mighty Atlas, this battle is a joke. Start with either Delta Attack for the safer method or Relentless Assault if you like to live life dangerously, and work on driving Atlas to the Stagger zone. If you get into trouble, you can always switch to Diversity for a quick heal, or use your Potions. As soon as you hit stagger, change to Cerberus and use your combined power of triple Commandos to finish Atlas off quickly. If for some reason you can't finish him on the first stagger, simply switch back your original paradigms and continue the assault. There is 1 long Cinematic Cutscene at the end of this battle and this is the SECOND of the 5 creatures that you must obtain a Perfect Cinematic Rating on to receive the Trigger Finger trophy. For more info please see the trophy below. In addition, you can also attain the Scarlet Medal against the weakened Atlas. For more info on this trophy please see the trophy below.

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Future Espier
Visited the place where clues to the future lie waiting to be discovered.


This is a Story Based Trophy

Yaschas Massif 010 AF

Head through the gate to Yaschas Massif 010 AF and at the beginning of the level, talk to the researcher repeatedly to receive the Map of Yaschas Massif and the trophy will unlock. Now head down the canyons and when you get to the open field, the researcher will advise you to stay in the light. If you step out of the light, you will immediately get attacked by Feral Behemoths. Mercifully these aren't tough at all and are a great way to earn CP while your party is still relatively weak and you will eventually get a Behemoth Fang from the battles which you will need for a future side quest. Also, the Feral Behemoths are excellent Commandos to use for a weaker party.. In this open area, collect the Tablet of Paddra on the right side of the darkness, then head towards the Chocolina. To the right of the Chocolina, you will see a high ledge. Toss your Moogle up there repeatedly until he finds the Fruit if Fenrir, which you will need for later. Now continue through the Pass of Paddra until you reach the next Chocolina. Talk to the girl standing there and you will trigger a boss battle with Aloedai. Once he falls, head into the Ruins and talk to Hope and Alyssa and they will give you the Hollow Artefact. Once you have finished all the conversations with them, there are a couple side jobs you can complete by talking with people in the Ruins, then head to the waypoint on your map and use the Artefact to open the gate and proceed to Oerba 200 AF

Aloedai
The Aloedai, isn't much tougher than Gogmagog in my opinion. If you haven't spent the entire beginning of the game running away from all the monsters like a little bitch with a skinned knee, this fight will be relatively short. Start the battle off in Relentless Assault and hammer away with your dual Ravagers to bring the Aloedai to stagger. If you have Noel powered up enough to be an effective Ravager, you could also use Tri-Disaster instead, but you should be focusing on his Commando roles first. As soon as you get Aloedai to stagger, change to Aggression and you should be able to finish Aloedai in one stagger. If for some reason you don't, before you start your next run, change to Combat Clinic with Noel acting as your Sentinel to perform a quick heal before attacking. The Hoff used, Zwerg Scandroid, Feral Behemoth and Cait Sith as his monster package for this battle.


Oerba 200 AF
Oerba is the sunny beachside village that Vanille and Fang once called home. Unfortunately, Oerba in this timeline and as you will find out in further exporation has been ravaged by Paradox Anomalies. Grab the Giant Egg fragment by the starting point, then head towards the bridge and the first anomaly. Mercifully, all three anomalies that you face in this Oerba time period are Crystal Bonds trials, which IMO are the easiest and most fun of the trials. Simply connect the colored crystals to each other to make constellations on the tiles to complete each level. There are no side quests available in this time period, but there are some decent items you can grab from looting the chests in the village. Once you have collected and restored all the areas of Oerba, head down to the Ashensand, then turn left and head to the top of the Shoolhouse. Examine the Oracle Drive on the roof to begin a cutscene and your first battle with Caius Ballad. Once the battle ends you will receive the Artefact of Origins to unlock the gate to head to Yaschas Massif 01X AF.

Caius Ballad
This first battle with Caius will probably leave you thinking, "Lightning was really having a hard time beating this n00b?". This is by far the weakest version of Caius and as long as you have been leveling up and battling all the enemies that attack you can end this battle very quickly. I recommend a very aggressive attack against Caius in this battle. Start off in either Relentless Assault or Tri-Disaster and get him to Stagger quickly, then change to either Cerberus or Aggression and finish him off. You should be able to take him down in one stagger, but if not, either continue the assault or make a quick switch to Discretion for a quick heal. The Hoff used, Zwerg Scandroid, Feral Behemoth and Cait Sith as his monster package for this battle.


Yaschas Massif 01X AF
This will be your first visit into the same location at an alternate time line, which will now be represent with an "X" to signify that the timeline has been changed. It shouldn't be confusing, but if it is, just think about what happens in Back to the Future part 2 when Marty returns to his house in 1985 after Biff had received the Sports Almanac that he used to change the timeline, that would be considered Hilldale 198X. This trip to Yaschas Massif is very uneventful. Once you arrive, head straight to the ruins and talk to Hope. Complete all the necessary conversations and the blockades will be removed in the Ruins. Once you have finished, head to the top of the Command Center area, and use Moogle Hunt to find the Mysterious Artefact. This can be used to open the gate at the Southeast point of the map where the waypoint marker is set. Before heading to the next location, there are several side missions that can be completed in this area, and some of which you will already have the materials to complete. Talk to the people in the ruins to find them and receive fragments. There are no bosses to battle in this area, so once you are done head out to the next area.

Now you have another choice. The waypoint gate will lead you to your first encounter with the Void Beyond ??? and the gate in the plains of the Pass of Paddra will lead you to Augusta Tower 300 AF. You don't have to complete Augusta Tower yet and you will have to go here for the regular story mode so feel free to wait until a later time, however, if you are interested in a better Medic for your monster slot, the Flanitor that lives here is one of the best medics in the game if you can capture one.

Now that being said, if you do go here first before the Void, you will at some point need to come back and unlock this gate to the Void Beyond to proceed later in the game

For our walkthrough, we will head to the Void Beyond ??? AF.

The Void Beyond ??? AF
MMMMMM the Void Beyond. The place where all time stops. There is absolutely nothing to do here at this point in the story. Listen to the convo, then head back into the gate to continue.

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Past Gazer
Visited the place where the saviors of the past dream in crystal


This is a Story Based Trophy

Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
To get to Sunleth Waterscape, you will need to head through the gate located in the tunnels in Bresha Ruins 300 AF. At the beginning of the battle you will immediately get tossed into a battle with the Royal Ripeness, which at this point in the store can be a huge pain. You will also unlock this trophy at the start of the level. After you have defeated him speak to Snow to acquire the map of the area, then head onto the Animal Trail to ride the beast through the area. If you haven't already learned it yet, you will know learn Moogle Throw which will be essential for completing your platinum. After you get off, feel free to explore and grab as many items as you can, there are no side mission to this area, but several hidden chests. Continue to the waypoint, and you will encounter a battle with some Miniflan that will seem pointless after the Royal Ripeness. Once defeated, they will give you the Combat Artefact which you will need to unlock the gate at the very end to get to the Coliseum ??? AF.

Royal Ripeness
Royal Ripeness is a pain in the ass early in the game. Fortunately, you have been properly leveling your characters to easily defeat him
Before the battle power up a Ravager monster that has access to wind spells in the Aero line, and eitther use him or infuse him into your main Ravager to learn these abilities. Also make sure that you sufficiently powered up Serah so she knows Aero as well. Start the battle off by using a Librascope on him and you will reveal he is weak against wind. You don't necessarily have to do this step, but if you do it will make it easier. Now use the Relentless Assault paradigm and Serah and your Monster should use wind based attacks based on his weakness. Get him to stagger and change to Aggression to get to the first Cinematic Action as quick as possible. After this, Snow joins in the battle to help you finish him off. Continue the same method to finish him off while taking quick breaks in the Discretion paradigm if your health gets too low. At the end of the battle, you will have another Cinematic Action and he will fall. This is the THIRD of the 5 creatures that you must obtain a Perfect Cinematic Rating on to receive the Trigger Finger trophy. For more info please see the trophy below. The Hoff used, Zwerg Scandroid, Feral Behemoth and Flanitor as his monster package for this battle.


Coliseum ??? AF
The trip to the Coliseum is completely uneventful...for now, but in DLC to come will be a bustling place. Head to the middle of the Coliseum and talk to the Arbeiter of Time to receive the White Hole Fragment. There is also a map of the area hidden next to the gate and several treasures around the outside of the coliseum that you can toss Mog after. Once you are done, head back into the gate and head back to the Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF area.

Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
When you arrive, head back into the forest until you reach the crossroads where the Chocolina is located. Use Moogle Hunt on the out of phase Flan on the left side of the platform she is standing on and they will run off, giving you access to the forest path. Head to the end of this path and you will battle another group of Miniflan and receive the Thundering Artefact. Once you have this, head back to the crossroads, then head north back towards the Animal Trail. Go AROUND Royal Ripeness to reach the gate in the far north that will take you to the Archlyte Steppe.

The Archlyte Steppe ??? AF
Veterans from FFXIII will immediately recognize the look of the Steppe, unfortunately this is not the Steppe we remember from the first game, but this is a different time period. When you arrive, head for the waypoints which will lead you to the Hunter's Camp where your missions will begin. Head to the top of the camp and talk to Tipur who will give you your first mission as well as map of the Steppe.
  • Goblin Fragment: Hunting Goblins? Don't they know who you are? This uneventful quest will take no more than a few minutes. Jump off the ledge from the top of the village and head into the Plains of Eternity to the waypoint and defeat the Goblins. Now if you are lucky you will also get a Chocobo Crystal from the Chocobo that is in the battle with them. If you do I recommend you begin leveling him for use as your Commando. Once you are done speak with Tipur, who is for some reason surprised you lived, like you are some spoony Bard trying to kill enemies or some shit, and you will receive the fragment.
  • Woolly Stone Fragment: Talk to Myrta next, she is just down the stairs from Tipur, and she will ask you to find Wool from 3 separate large Sheep. Now these sheep are located just outside the village, but after you grab Wool from the first one, the other two like to run off when they see you coming. Once you finally catch the little bastards, return to Myrta for another easy fragment.
  • Black Hole Gem Fragment: After learning about the weather controlling device, change the weather to Sunny by using the levers on the device in the area next to Tipur, then talk to him again to learn about Faeryl. Faeryl is located in the Sanctum which is to the left of the Plains of Eternity. You can actually see him to the left of the area. Unfortunately he has the Long Gui in his way, which you can't beat right now...trust me. Change the weather again to any other weather condition and the Long Gui will go away leaving you a free path to battle Faeryl. Once you have defeated him, return to Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF.


Faeryl
The first thing I thought when I saw Faeryl, was "Shit, this part could be hard." However, for as tough as he looks, Royal Ripeness put up a better fight. Faeryl is weak against Ice and Lightning based attacks so if you use a Librascope at the beginning of the battle, it will be very advantageous. I recommend an aggressive attack in Relentless Assault to bring him to stagger, then finish him off in Aggression. He should fall during the first stagger. As always, if you get low on health, use Discretion to heal while still attacking. The Hoff used,Zwerg Scandroid, Feral Behemoth and Flanitor as his monster package for this battle.


Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
Once you arrive, head back to the Assembly Area, where the Royal Ripeness was and you will find a new monster, Mutantomato. This is a very easy version of the Royal Ripeness. I'm not writing up a strategy for this battle, as he uses the same attacks in weaker form as the Ripeness. Use the same strategy you used to defeat the Ripeness to defeat the Mutantomato and you will receive the Mutantomato Fragment. Once you have this, head back to the crossroads and use this fragment to open the gate on the path opposite the Chocolina to proceed back to the Void Beyond.

The Void Beyond ??? AF
This is the final area of Chapter 3. The pillar that was blocking your path to proceed to the lower levels is now gone. You can now collect the two chests in the area, then proceed through the gate.

If the pillar is still blocking your way, then this is your first trip to the Void Beyond, and you must head back to Yaschas Massif 01X AF and open the gate to the other Void Beyond visit to proceed.

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Threat Facer
Acknowledged the threat facing the world, and decided to fight back.


This is a Story Based Trophy

Academia 400 AF
You will appear in a bustling city, and immediately things will start to go awry. All the inhabitants of the city will begin turning into Ci'eth in an effort to destroy you. The bright note about all of this, is that you will receive this trophy as you start this area. You will have to battle through the area to get all the way to the final monster to end his reign of terror. Your path will lead you to the right, and you will encounter a group of survivors inside a protected area. Talk with Miss Horizon and she will give you the Academic Rank: Paradox Professor side mission, which is a pain in the ass. This is the only side mission in this area.

As you head through the area, you will come to a dead end with a barrier. Some security robots will spawn at these and once you defeat them, the barrier is removed and you can proceed. Follow the path through the area and through the marketplace of Grand Avenue and you will come to a bridge that heads back to the other side.

Head that way and begin making your way around the area. While you are exploring this area, if you turn a corner and see a giant enemy waiting in the alley, turn around and head the other way. He is most likely too strong right now and serves no purpose in the story. Take him on later when you are maxed out for an easy victory.

Eventually you will come to a ramp and a Chocolina. This is how you know you are near the end. Talk to her and level up in the Crystarium and prepare for the showdown with Zenobia. Zenobia has a couple minions that will attack you before you face him, but they aren't anything to be concerned about with a high level party, take them out and continue your battle with Zenobia. Once he falls you will receive the Tower Artefact which unlocks the Augusta Tower 200 AF area.

Zenobia
Zenobia isn't as difficult as you would think as long as you know how to attack. Start out in either Relentless Assault and begin attacking the Vaballathus Tentacles. The Ravagers will drive up their chain gauge quickly, while Noel's Commando attacks will quickly destroy their health. Once they have all been taken out, Zenobia will be vulnerable. Concentrate on getting him to stagger, then once he is there, continue to pound him with your Ravagers until you hit 999%. At this point, change to either Aggression or Cerberus, depending on the monster party you choose, and try to take off as much of his health as you can before he recasts Defensive Stance. As soon as he casts this, change to Tortoise so you are prepared for his Onslaught attack. Once that is complete, change to Discretion if you need a quick heal, and then repeat this process to take out the tentacles and finally Zenobia. Once his energy hits zero, a Cinematic Action will begin, this is the FOURTH of the 5 creatures that you must obtain a Perfect Cinematic Rating on to receive the Trigger Finger trophy. For more info please see the trophy below. The Hoff used, Zwerg Scandroid, Pulse Knight and Flanitor as his monster package for this battle.


Augusta Tower 300 AF
If you haven't visited August Tower 300 AF to acquire Access Key 50, you must now do so. If you have you can skip this section and move on to August Tower 200 AF

You will need to use a Wild Artefact to open the gate on the plains of the Pass of Paddra in Yaschas Massif 01X AF to this tower. There aren't any boss battles for this area, but there are a lot of monsters that drop good items for Monster building. You must use the consoles to turn the rooms in order to reach the walkways to reach the elevators and items. Battle your way up to the 15th floor. On this floor head to the room connecting the outer walkway and examine the console to start a Live Trigger. Answer with "1237172" and you will receive the Key to the 50th floor. Now it's time to head to Augusta Tower 200 AF

Augusta Tower 200 AF
You begin on the 50th floor, and now that you have your handy Access Key, you can proceed to the Central Elevator. From the starting point head out to the outside walkway and turn left to get to the next room. Use the control panels, and enter the code "9261" to gain a Map of the area and access to the rest of the area. Now head back to the first room and head into the middle walkway. Use the terminal to raise the platform, then head down the walkway and talk with the Alyssa clone. After the convo, use the terminal to raise another platform to access the inner walkway. Now talk to Alyssa again and she will help you with the elevator. Hop on the elevator to head to Floor 51 and prepare for a monster battle.

After dispatching the enemies, you will need to use the terminals on the inner walkway to turn the rooms to reach room at the very ind of the obvious path that the rooms and walkways make. Inside this room examine the terminal to gain Access Key 52, now head back to the elevator and head to the 52nd floor.

On this floor you will need to turn the rooms to gain access to the outer walkway to get to the room that is off by itself. In this room, examine the terminal to acquire the Top Floor Access Key. Head back to the elevator in the middle and head up to the main floor.

On the top floor you will need to head up the stairs by the Chocolina to face Proto Fal'Cie Adam. After he is destroyed, use the Artefact of Rebirth that you get to open the gate and head to Academia 4XX AF.

Proto Fal'Cie Adam
Proto Fal'Cie Adam is surprisingly easy. Start the battle in Relentless Assault X and attack one of the two Manipulators. As soon as it staggers, change to Aggression X or Cerberus X and take it out. Now repeat the same process for the other Manipulator, and once it falls, repeat the same process for Proto Fal'Cie Adam. You should have no problem taking him out in 1-2 Staggers at the most. If you get into trouble, change to Salvation for a quick heal, then continue.

Once he falls, he will respawn for a second battle. This battle is equally as easy, repeat the same process and down he will fall again. At the end of this second battle, a Cinematic Action will begin, this is the FIFTH of the 5 creatures that you must obtain a Perfect Cinematic Rating, so if this is your final perfect cinematic you will receive the Trigger Finger trophy. For more info please see the trophy below. At the end of the Cinematic answer the Live Trigger with "Scream at Hope" to end the battles with Adam.

The Hoff used, Zwerg Scandroid, Chocobo and Flanitor as his monster package for this battle.


Academia 4XX AF
Academia 4XX AF is a nice easy break. Explore the area, then head to the Command Center. Here you will find Captain Cryptic and the first Brain Blast Terminal. Now head inside and talk to hope and Alyssa. You will receive the task of finding 5 Graviton Cores to give to Alyssa. Hand over what you have and if you already have 5 you can continue with the story. If not, look at the bottom of the Defragmented trophy for a video with the locations. In addition to that, Hope will tell you he can make you a special weapon if you can bring him a Chaos Crystal. You can find this in Serendipity for 10,000 Casino Chips if you want to get the powerful weapon. Once you are finished grab the Artefact from Alyssa and head out to the Gate.

You will not be able to explore the Historia Crux until you have finished Chapter 5 so have all your exploring done up to this point if there was something you wanted to explore.

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Sooth Seeker
Prepared to face a test of your determination in the rift where hidden truths slumber


This is a Story Based Trophy

The Void Beyond ??? AF
You will wake up as Serah, without Noel in the Void Beyond. You might be alone, but you still have your two party paradigms as you still monsters to help you in battle. Before you head out, head into the crystarium and select your monster pack and setup your Custom Paradigms. Now head down the path. There isn't really any exploring here. Talk to all the Yeuls that appear and each one will give you a new fragment as they lead you towards the top of the area. At the final Yeul, you will have your second encounter with Caius for the game. After you defeat him, the area ends.

You will now be in The Void Beyond: New Bodhum. There is really nothing to do here except collect your first Paradox Ending! Follow the story path and when you talk to Lightning on the pier, choose to go with her and you will unlock the Ending. You will then be placed back in the Historia Crux when it ends. Choose Hollow Seclusion as your destination to replay the area, then choose no when she asks you to go with her. Once you are done, head back to the meteor crash site to see a sexy Platmate and end the level.

Caius Ballad (The Void Beyond)
This battle can be quite difficult depending on how well you've been leveling not only yourself, but your monsters as well. For a well developed party, Caius isn't too difficult at this point. I recommend starting in Slash and Burn and immediately go to work on Caius' chain gauge. Caius uses the same attacks throughout every single battle,they just get stronger the farther you get in the game. If you manage to get him into stagger mode, change to Double Trouble and try to take down as much health as possible. Eventually he will use Chain Break. As soon as he does this, change to Double Dose and do a quick round of healing, then immediately change to Sap & Salve. Done properly, you should do this at the same time he casts Body and Soul. Now use Serah to Dispel any buffs he gave himself, then change back to Slash and Burn to continue the battle. If you are having trouble with the battle, and he is overpowering you, change up your paradigms to include a Sentinel. The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Maestro, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.




Serah Monster
Slash and Burn Ravager Commando
Double Trouble Commando Commando
Double Dose Medic Medic
Sap & Salve Saboteur Medic



A Dying World 700 AF
You will now be In Noel's world. Continue to follow Noel through the village to see what happened when Caius left until finally you must battle Caius with Noel. There are no paradigms to this battle as it is you alone and this is probably the easiest Caius battle of the game. Simply continue to hack away at him in Commando and use potions to heal if you need to. Once he falls, continue to follow Noel as Serah until you reach a cutscene. Once the cutscene ends, you will be face to face with the real Gogmagog. After defeating the rather weak Gogmagog, for this far in the story anyway, head back into the camp and examine the Farseers Relic to progress the story and move to the next area.

Gogmagog
The final battle with Gogmagog is even easier than the battle at the beginning of the game. Start off in Tri-Disaster and quickly take the Gog to stagger. Once he hits stagger, change to Aggression for the quick take down. I recommend keeping a Medic in your party with the Salvation paradigm just in case you get into trouble. The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Maestro, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.





Noel Serah Monster
Tri-Disaster Ravager Ravager Ravager
Aggression Commando Commando Ravager
Salvation Medic Medic Medic



New Bodhum 700 AF
This is the final area for the chapter. Nothing significant really except the Advanced Moogle Hunt, which comes in very handy. Scavenge the area for fragments, then head to the gate to continue.

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Promise Keeper
Turned your back on empty dreams and joined the battle to save mankind


This is a Story Based Trophy

Academia 500 AF
Academia 500 AF is a world falling apart, with rotating blocks moving from platform to platform in a an easy maze. Now this may seem difficult, but once you underestand the blocks to get to the end, it only become difficult to get all the chests and complete the area. There are also futuristic green cactuar statues located throughout the area. These serve as checkpoints. Whenever you fall off the blocks, you are restarted at your active cactuar statue. This walkthrough is merely to get you to the end of the level and will not cover how to get the chests located throughout the level.

Head down the ramp touch the Cactuar statue and purchase supplies from the Chocolina if you need some. Now head to the end of the walkway, and head across the blocks to the left. When you get to the outer walkway, head up the stairs and touch the Cactuar statue for a new checkpoint, and head up the stairs to the next rotating block. Wait for the block to turn back to the middle platform, then head over there to begin a battle with Pacos Luvulite and Pacos Amethyst.

Once the battle has ended,examine the block to turn it blue, then head back the way you came. Now you must backtrack a tad to complete this part. Wait for the "L" shaped block to turn back to you, then use it to get back to the platform heading back towards the starting point. Head down the stairs and retouch the Cactuar statue in case you fall, then head all the way to the bottom and touch the stone to turn it pink.

Now head back up the stairs and the "L" shaped block has changed its rotation. Wait for it to turn over to you, and run across it to get to the outer walkway. Now turn around and wait for it to turn again, and once it is in place use it to move forward to the platform in the middle it connects to. Unfortunately, this is monster central, meaning the enemies spawn, a lot in this area. Touch the cactuar stone to create a checkpoint, and continue

Now jump on to the "T" shaped block and head to the left. Touch the stone to turn the stone blue, then go back the opposite way on the "T" shaped block to get to the platform on its opposite side. Head up the stairs, and jump to the platform on top. With the stone blue, these "L" shaped blocks won't move. Head across the "L" and "T" shaped platforms until you get back over to the left side and once you are there, touch the cactuar stone and examine the block to turn it pink.

Now you must go back on the "L" shaped block when it is pointing to the right. Head out on the block and when you get to the end, if the "T" shaped block isn't there to jump on, get on the small block on the right side at the end of the block as it isn't connected and doesn't move. Now you must get on the "T" shaped platform and when it faces north towards the destination hop off onto the stationary platform.

Now head up the stairs and use the "L" shaped block to get to the next walkway. At the opening be prepared as there is a nasty Proto-Behemoth on this platform. I suggest avoiding him for now as his attacks will most likely kill your entire party with one hit at this stage in the game once he stands up. Head up the next set of stairs to the final platform and touch the cactuar for the final checkpoint. Now prepare your paradigms, get supplies and once you are ready, head out for the final battle.

Pacos Luvulite and Pacos Amethyst
Even at this stage in the game, this battle isn't very difficult. Start the battle in either Tri-Disaster X or Relentless Assault X and work on a stagger on one of the two. Once you get a stagger, change to Aggression X to take out the first of the two. Now if you have enough HP left immediately try to repeat this process on the other boss before he can cast split to summon his counterpart back to battle. If you are running low on health a quick trip to Salvation help. After you heal, continue with the same battle strategy to finish him as easily as quickly as possible. The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Maestro, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.





Chaos Bahamut
Chaos Bahamut isn't very difficult for a Bahamut as long as you have a relatively strong party. I recommend starting off the battle in either Tri-Disaster or Relentless Assault and going with a quick offensive attack. Try to raise up the chain gauge as quickly as you can while keeping an eye on your health, If you get hit with a quick combo of attacks make a quick change to Salvation to heal. Also keep an eye out for the Megaflare spell. When you see that change to Tortoise as it will cause major damage and if you aren't ready for it can kill your offensive momentum. As soon as you get to stagger, change to Aggression and finish him off. The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Maestro, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.






Noel Serah Monster
Tri-Disaster Ravager Ravager Ravager
Aggression Commando Commando Ravager
Salvation Medic Medic Medic
Relentless Assualt Commando Ravager Ravager
Tortoise Sentinel Sentinel Sentinel



Caius Ballad (Ship Deck)
Once Bahamut falls you being the first battle with Caius, and if you aren't annoyed with all the battles against him yet, you will be soon enough. These next two battles you will need to approach differently than the previous battles. When the battle begins, press the then select "retry" and change up your paradigms and monster team.

Start the battle in Dirty Fighting and use Dispel to remove his status enhancements. Now try and hit Caius with Deshell and Poison. Once you do this, change to Aggression and get as many hits in as possible. Keep an eye out for Inferno. He likes to cast this in the middle of his routine and it can be very devastating with massive damage. When you see this, change to Tortoise immediately to defend yourself. Now change back to Aggression and continue. As soon as you see him cast Chain Break, change back to Dirty Fighting and Dispel his enhancements. If you fail to do this he will get extremely strong and ultimately take you out. Now change to Salvation and use Esuna to remove any ailments he has given you and resume the battle. If he manages to hit you with a stop spell, use a remedy to remove it and continue the battle. Also try and use Phoenix Downs instead of Raise as they are faster. Continue this strategy and he will fall in a relatively short amount of time. The Hoff went into battle with a Silver Chocobo, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.





Noel Serah Monster
Dirty Fighting Commando Saboteur Sentinel
Aggression Commando Commando Ravager
Salvation Medic Medic Medic
Tortoise Sentinel Sentinel Sentinel



Caius Ballad (Valhalla)
Use the same strategy for the previous battle. Caius attacks almost exactly the same, with the exception that he has added Ultima to his attacks. Make sure you are in Tortoise as soon as you see this notification, and you must battle him twice as he uses Raise on himself after the first battle. The Hoff went into battle with a Silver Chocobo, Golden Chocobo and Green Chocobo.






Noel Serah Monster
Dirty Fighting Commando Saboteur Sentinel
Aggression Commando Commando Ravager
Salvation Medic Medic Medic
Tortoise Sentinel Sentinel Sentinel



Jet Bahamut, Garnet Bahamut and Amber Bahamut
What's more fun than Bahamut? Three Bahamuts . This battle can definitely be a pain if you don't understand what's coming. The Bahamuts don't cast chain break, making this battle easier to go with an offensive attack. In addition to that, they are quite deadly as a trio so the quicker you take them out the better.

You must take out the outer two Bahamuts to attack Jet Bahamut, who is the final boss. Start in Tri-Disaster X and focus on one of the two Bahamuts. They stagger at a surprisingly low level, and once you get them to stagger, change to Aggression X and go for the kill. Once one falls, turn your focus to the second Bahamut and repeat the process. Now you will have access to Jet Bahamut. Change to Combat Clinic for a quick heal and use Esuna to remove status ailments and then change back to Tri-Disaster X to take him to stagger. Now it's time for another round of Aggression X. Now keep an eye out for Judgement Blade. When he uses it change to Tortoise to defend yourself. Eventually he will summon one of the other Bahamuts back to the battle and now its time to really take them out as fast as possible. The battle becomes quite dangerous at this point. At this point he will start using his Flare attacks. These always start with a countdown, and are magnified by the amount of bahamuts alive, obviously less is better for you. No matter what, you need to be in Tortoise when he says or you will be in serious trouble. Also, Garnet has a seriously powerful attack, when you see it change to Tortoise for defense. Continue this strategy until you can attack Jet again and focus on taking him down during this second Stagger to finish the game. The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Maestro, Golden Chocobo and Silver Chocobo.





Noel Serah Monster
Tri-Disaster X Ravager Ravager Ravager
Aggression X Commando Commando Ravager
Combat Clinic Medic Medic Sentinel
Tortoise Sentinel Sentinel Sentinel

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Trigger Finger
Obtained five Cinematic Bonus rewards

  • Monster Name: Paradox Alpha
  • Location: Bresha Ruins 005 AF
  • Cinematic Action Sequence:
    • Part 1: >>
    • Part 2: >>, ^^,
    • Finale: (repeatedly)


  • Strategy: This is the initial boss fight as you first jump into the Bresha Ruins in the second level. There are three parts to this battle for the sequences. The first two are very easy because they happen during the actual battle. After you defeat the massive arm, the final Cinematic Action takes place during the final cutscene and is easy to miss if you have put the controller down. When you see the military air support converging to assist you, be prepared for this final action. If you miss one of the Cinematic Events close the Historia Crux at the Bresha Ruins 005 AF to replay the level or press the button and select "retry". For a Full boss strategy please see the Time Traveler Trophy Above.

  • Monster Name: Atlas
  • Location: Bresha Runis 005 AF
  • Cinematic Action Sequence:
    • Part 1: >>, , >>,
    • Part 2: >>,
    • Finale: >>,


  • Strategy: This will start once you have defeated the weakened Atlas and can be broken into three parts. The first part will take place as Atlas throws a massive stone pillar at Serah and Noel. You will have two actions per character in quick succession to destroy the pillar. next you will be teleported to Atlas' shoulder. As he tries to swat you away with his hand you will have two more actions one per character to evade him. The final part will take place after you land on Atlas' head and notice his weak spot. Two more actions one per character to achieve a Perfect rating and end the battle. If you miss one of the Cinematic Events close the Historia Crux at the Bresha Ruins 005 AF to replay the level or press the button and select "retry". For a Full boss strategy please see the Time Traveler Trophy Above.

  • Monster Name: Royal Ripeness
  • Location:
  • Cinematic Action Sequence:
    • Part 1:
    • Part 2: ^^, (repeatedly)
    • Finale: (repeatedly), >>


  • Strategy: This will start at about the 1/4 damage mark on the Royal Ripeness. Snow will jump in to help you with the battle and show off his Sentinel skills. Now the battle will continue until the Ripeness is almost dead. Once this happens you will have a combo of Snow and Noel, which involves some button mashing, and then it will be followed up by a Serah and Noel combo, again with button mashing. If you miss one of the Cinematic Events close the Historia Crux at the Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF to replay the level or press the button and select "retry". For a Full boss strategy please see the Past Gazer Trophy Above.

  • Monster Name: Zenobia
  • Location:
  • Cinematic Action Sequence:
    • Part 1: ^^
    • Part 2: <<, , >>,
    • Finale: (repeatedly), >>, (repeatedly)


  • Strategy: This will start when Zenobia is almost finished when Noel charges the monster. You will start with a single button press for Noel. Once Serah steps up be prepared for four in a row from her. Once she gets knocked down, Noel will take the last two to finish off Zenobia. If you miss one of the Cinematic Events close the Historia Crux at the Academia 400 AF to replay the level or press the button and select "retry". For a Full boss strategy please see the Threat Facer Trophy Above.

  • Monster Name: Proto Fal'Cie Adam
  • Location:
  • Cinematic Action Sequence:
    • Part 1: >>
    • Part 2: ^^, >>, ,
    • Finale: :X: (repeatedly), >>, (repeatedly)


  • Strategy: This final Cinematic Action will begin at the end of the 2nd battle with Adam. One of the manipulator hands will fly towards Noel for the lone button press as he dodges. Next Serah will come to Noel's rescue with three actions of her own, before Noel takes over for the final three button actions, two of which are button mashing. If you miss one of the Cinematic Events close the Historia Crux at the Augusta Tower 200 AF to replay the level or press the button and select "retry". For a Full boss strategy please see the Threat Facer Trophy Above.

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Anamolous
Witnessed every possible Paradox Ending

Paradox endings are a different occurrences that happen along a different set of time lines in the same location. These are affected by something different happening in the past that changes the future time line. For this trophy you must unlock all Paradox Endings for the game AND watch the Secret Ending that takes place after the credits once you have collected all 160 fragments. The majority of the Paradox Endings require the Paradox Scope, which the Mystic will give you once you have completed the game. You will also need to collect each areas Gate Seal to close the time gate and replay the levels. Once you have these press the in the Historia Crux to close the gate you want to close. Although Fate and Freedom can be acquired before you finish the game, I recommend waiting until the game is finished before working on the remaining endings.

All strategies listed below are for a very high level party that has either completed the crystarium or is very close to it.
  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: A Giant Mistake
  • Location: Bresha Ruins 005 AF
  • Gate Seal: Scar Gate Seal, located in Yaschas Massif 010 AF just after the Chocolina in the Pass of Paddra
  • Paradox Scope Required: No
  • Strategy: Close the gate to Bresha, and head towards the Atlas. Instead of heading into the tunnels to weaken him, go straight at him and take him on man to man. If you wait until much later in the game, the fight won't last more than a couple minutes. Wait until your party is maxed, then hammer him with Tri-Disaster until he staggers then bring it home with Aggression.

    Once you have defeated him this will open the Archlyte Steppe ??? location on your map. Head into this world to watch the ending and receive the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Vanille's Truth
  • Location: Oerba 200 AF
  • Gate Seal: Encounters Gate Seal, Yaschas Massif 01X AF near the eastern gate
  • Paradox Scope Required: Yes
  • Strategy: Close the gate to Oerba, and activate the Paradox Scope. Now head into Oerba and head straight to the School for your showdown with Caius. If you are a high level party this fight won't last more than a couple minutes. His attacks are similar to the battle at the end of the game. I recommend having a Saboteur in your party and try to hit him with Poison, then hammer him with Tri-Disaster until he staggers then bring it home with Aggression. If he uses Chain Break and Body and Soul, change to your Saboteur and use Dispel to end his enhancements, then continue your attack.

    Once you have finished you will unlock Oerba ??? AF. Head into this new area and watch the ending to obtain the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Mog's Marvelous Flan Plan
  • Location: Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
  • Gate Seal: Farewells Gate Seal, Academia 400 AF, right next to Miss Horizon where you get the Academic Rank: Paradox Professor side mission
  • Paradox Scope Required: No
  • Strategy: Close the gate, then head into the battle with Royal Ripeness to start the level. After the battle has ended and you speak with Snow, turn around and head back to the Royal Ripeness and you will asked to battle the giant flan again. Select Yes and the battle begins. If you took my advice and waited to have a maxed, or near maxed party, this will be a very quick battle. Use the same battle plan as the rest of the battles, Tri-Disaster until he staggers then bring it home with Aggression, with the occasional healing in your healing Paradigm of choice if you need.

    Once the battle has ended, you will unlock the Sunleth Waterscape ??? location. Head to this location to watch the ending and receive the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Test Subjects
  • Location: Augusta Tower 200 AF
  • Gate Seal: Facts Gate Seal, Academia 4XX AF, use Moogle Throw to get this from the chest behind the receptionist desk in the Command Center
  • Paradox Scope Required: Yes
  • Strategy: Close the gate, and head into the Tower. Follow the main path to the elevator and you will instantly have access to proceed up the floors. Fight all the monster battles between levels and once the gate stops at each new floor, simply activate the elevator again to proceed. Once you get to the top you will battle Proto Fal'Cie, again, except he will have more HP. If you have a strong party use Tri-Disaster X followed Aggression X on each manipulator, then use the same combo on Adam himself to finish the battle quickly.

    Once the battle has ended, you will unlock the Augusta Tower ??? location. Head to this location to watch the ending and receive the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: The Future is Hope
  • Location: Academia 4XX AF
  • Gate Seal: Promises Gate Seal, A Dying World 700 AF, in a nook as you turn the corner in the Hunter's Camp and head towards the Farseers Relic.
  • Paradox Scope Required: Yes
  • Strategy: Close the gate and head into the Command Center to meet with Hope and Alyssa. Proceed through the conversations and deliver all 5 Graviton Cores to Alyssa. When she offers you the Artefact necessary to continue say "NO" and the paradox ending will begin. Once it has ended you will receive the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Beneath a Timeless Sky
  • Location: The Void Beyond
  • Gate Seal: Promises Gate Seal, A Dying World 700 AF, in a nook as you turn the corner in the Hunter's Camp and head towards the Farseers Relic.
  • Paradox Scope Required: Yes
  • Strategy: Close the gate at Academia 4XX AF again, and follow the main story path. Accept the Artefact from Alyssa and head through the gate to end up in the Void Beyond ??? AF. Once again follow the main story all the way to the battle with Caius. Caius will be much more difficult this time, but if you have a high party, it won't be too bad. What makes this somewhat hard is that it will only be you and your monsters. I recommend an attack with a Saboteur to Poison Caius followed by a steady does of Slash and Burn to take him out. Don't forget to heal when you need to and after he falls, be prepared for new ailments as he will get his energy back fro a second round. Other than that, his attacks are completely the same.

    Once the battle has ended, you will unlock the New Bodhum ??? location. Head to this location to watch the ending and receive the fragment.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Fate and Freedom
  • Location: The Void Beyond: New Bodhum
  • Gate Seal: None
  • Paradox Scope Required: No
  • Strategy: This is the easiest to get in the game. When you are in The Void Beyond: New Bodhum, you will have a conversation with Lightning in the pier. When she asks you to go with her, select "Yes" and the ending will begin. Once the ending is over you will be in the Historia Crux. Select Hollow Seclusion then tell Lightning No and continue the main story.

  • Paradox Ending Fragment: Transcript: Heir to Chaos
  • Location: A Dying World 700 AF
  • Gate Seal: Promises Gate Seal, A Dying World 700 AF, in a nook as you turn the corner in the Hunter's Camp and head towards the Farseers Relic.
  • Paradox Scope Required: Yes
  • Strategy: Once again close the gate to Academia 4XX AF, but leave your Paradox Scope turned off. Follow the main story path of the game, and when you get to New Bodhum again, turn the Paradox Scope on. Now tell Lightning No and proceed through the story to A Dying World. Follow Noel until the battle with Caius and much like the other Paradox battles, Caius will be stronger. this will be your final battle against Caius, and his attacks haven't changed. I won't go into strategy on this one because quite honestly if you don't know how to battle Caius by now, I can't help you.

    Once the battle has ended, you will unlock the A Dying World ??? location. Head to this location to watch the ending and receive the fragment.

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Epic Finisher
Followed the story to its conclusion

This trophy will unlock after you have finished the credits for completing the game and watched the final ending. Congrats on a well deserved . For chapter questions and walkthrough, please see the individual chapters above.

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Saddle Sore
Went the distance on chocobo-back

For all of those that are new to Final Fantasy, this is a Chocobo. Chocobos have been around since Final Fantasy II and have been, for the most part a friendly counterpart to help us on our missions. They started as a means of transportation to get to each new area quickly and have progressed to Summon Monsters and Allies we can use in battle.

For this trophy, you will need to take 10,000+ steps while riding on a Chocobo. Chocobos will begin to appear in the game AFTER the 2nd Gogamog battle on New Bodhum in Episode 1. You will need to give the Chocobo one Ghysal Green in order to ride it. When you have a Ghysal Green, move close to the Chocobo and press the to mount him. When you are on your Chocobo, you can move much faster and CAN NOT be attacked by random battles with enemies. You can still open chests while riding on the back of your Chocobo, but you CAN NOT use any of Mog's Treasure Hunting skills while riding. While on his back you can also jump be pressing the and you can even float just a little be pressing the repeatedly during a jump. If you see a jump you can not make try and find a Chocobo, they can jump farther. Also if you see a yellow circle on the ground that is similar to the blue circle icon used for jumping to new areas, this is for Chocobo Jumps. Chocobos generally won't appear in areas until after you have cleared the area and have found everything necessary to open the Gate for the level.

Rambunctious Chocobos

Rambunctious Chocobos are new to the Final Fantasy series. These Chocobos can be found later in the game and are easy to see as they are red and look extremely hyper. In addition to these obvious traits, these Chocobos differ from yellow Chocobos as you must constantly feed them Ghysal Greens to continue riding them. I recommend using these as sparingly as possible.

I recommend riding the Chocobos as sparingly as possible as you can't gain any CP or Gil so you aren't progressing in your levels. Once you have finished the game, if you haven't unlocked this trophy yet, collect all the fragments so you can unlock the Clock Master fragment skill to make the game move faster, then head to New Bodhum and ride a chocobo for about 5 minutes then hop off him. This trophy will not unlock while you are riding the Chocobo!. Once you hop off the Chocobo the trophy should unlock. If it doesn't continue riding him in 5 minute increments until the trophy unlocks.

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Serendipitous
Amassed a fortune in casino coins

Serendipity is an area that will unlock during the normal gameplay about halfway through the game. This world is home to the game's Casino. In addition to the Casino, this is also the home of the Mystic, who will grant you the powerful Fragment Skills as you move closer to the completion of the game. For this trophy you must amass 10,000 Casino Coins from winnings in the Casino's various games. This DOES NOT count buying coins from Gil or any coins you get from Tickets that you find. You will have to do the requirements for this trophy to complete the Defragmented trophy as there are 4 Crystal Fragments available to purchase from the vendors at 10,000 a piece. So instead of just focusing on this trophy, focus on the best way to make Casino Chips to get the necessary crystals and the trophy will come naturally. You can purchase these crystals, BUT the Gil to Coins conversion is 10-1 so it is much faster if you just follow these steps to winning. There are 3 games in the Casino, but only two are available right now. Currently the only games available are the Slot Machines and Chocobo Races. There are also Tables for a game to be added with DLC at a later date that won't be covered in this guide. Slot Machines are just like they sound...you put money in and hope you win.

The Chocobo Races are the best way to win money in the casino especially if you raise a champion Chocobo. If you are betting money you will need to purchase Coins from one of the vendors inside each area to gamble with, BUT you can just race your Chocobo and it uses Racing Points instead of betting and not lose anything. Below we will cover gambling strategies.


ALL Chocobos that you tame can be used in the Chocobo races. Each Chocobo has it's own special set of traits that you can use to fit your style. The Silver Chocobo is the best Chocobo for racing as it doesn't have a very high max level to hit in your advancement to max out his stats. The following is a list of Chocobos and their Racing Bonuses:


Now you can capture any of them you want for this plan, We are going to be focusing on the Silver Chocobo as it is one of the best Chocobos for racing and you can get him in Chapter 4 to begin working on this. The Golden Chocobo you can get much later in the game is also a good Chocobo to use for racing, but I prefer to start early. These will be our training steps for our Silver Chocobo:
  • Finding a Silver Chocobo: First things first, you need to find your Chocobo. The elusive Silver Chocobo can only be found in one place and is very well hidden. You must have the Mog's Manifestation Fragment Skill from the Mystic in Serendipity to get the Silver Chocobo! When you are in Academia 4XX AF, after speaking with Hope and Alyssa in the Command Center, you will notice a holographic image of the New Cocoon in the center of the room. This is where the Chocobo is hiding. Head over to the right walkway, and perform a Moogle Throw to make Mog land, in the holograph near the near the lower control panel. This may take several tries, but eventually you will be rewarded with your very own Silver Chocobo.
  • Training an Elite Racing Chocobo: Now that you have your Silver Chocobo, it's time for you to turn into Mickey and properly train him to be an elite Chocobo that can "eat lightning and crap thunder".

    • Step 1: Powerleveling You need to max your Silver Chocobo to level 45 to max out his Speed and Stamina stats. To do this you are going to need Power Orbs, Potent Essences and Potent Crystals. These can't be purchased until you get to Chapter 6, BUT you can farm a lot of these from the monsters on New Bodhum. If you don't feel like farming, simply play Chapter 5. The majority of the monsters you battle during this chapter will get you enough materials to max out your Chocobo.
    • Step 2: Find a Microchu: The Microchus can be found in the Clearwater Marshes of Archlyte Steppe ??? AF when it is sunny. Once you find one catch it and powerlevel him to level 24. Once you are finished Infuse the little bastard into your Silver Chocobo to learn Health Nut and Marathoner. The Health Nut Skill will keep your Chocobo in good or better condition no matter how many races you run in a row. The Marathoner increases your Stamina in races befre you get tired.
    • Step 3: Find a Flandit: By this time, you should already have a Flandit in your inventory of monsters. You only need to level him to level 8 and then absorb him into your Chocobo to learn the Supersonic skill. This skill will increase your Boost gauge at a faster rate at the beginning of each race. AT THIS POINT, you should be sufficiently trained to win the majority of the races you enter. If you choose to continue training I will list all the traits and requirements at the end of this.
    • Step 4: (Optional) Find a Cactuar: This step is completely optional. It will basically make your Silver Chocobo unbeatable in the 600M races. The problem is finding a Cactaur. The Cactuar is RARE monster that appears on the Archlyte Steppe ??? AF on the Plains of Eternity when it's Sunny. If you can find AND capture one of these little assholes, infuse him into your Chocobo to attain the Sprinter ability. This greatly increases your speed on the 600M races.


  • Racing your Chocobo: Now that your Chocobo is ready, head to the races. Once you get there you will enter your Silver Chocobo into the racing and he will be removed from your Monster Lineup.
    • Each race you can enter will cost you a certain amount of Racing Points that your Chocobo has for the lifetime of his career. That doesn't mean he has to retire at the end, it simply means you have to re-enter him and start from the beginning races again.
    • There are 5 classes of racing and the more you win, the faster you will reach the Fal'Cie class for the big money.
    • You can gamble on the races at 2.2 odds for your Silver Chocobo. The max is 100 Coins per race. I noticed, however, that when you bet, the other Chocobos seem to perform better on a regular basis. As long as you finish in the top 4 you will win coins on every race regardless of betting so I recommend not betting. If you happen to come in 3rd and only win 120 coins but have to pay out 100 the race was a total waste of time.
    • Next choose your strategy. The races come in 600M, 1200M and 1800M increments and each lap is 600M. The winnings are the same for each race so I recommend the 600M to make it as quick as possible. If you are choosing the 600M, I recommend using the First Chocobo icon to make your Chocobo attempt to lead the pack for the entire race. Staying out front really helps in a short race and with the Marathoner and Supersonic Perk he won't get tired and will have plenty of boost for the final sprint.
    • Now it's race time. Your Chocobos performance will be based on how much training you did from the above instructions. Your Chocobo Speed is directly tied into your Strength stats and your Chocobo Stamina is directly tied to your Magic stats and both are visible in the pregame setup.


    • At the beginning of each race, try and time it so you press the button at the same time the gun goes off and you will receive a Sprinting Start bonus which can greatly help in the Fal'Cie class. This is very unforgiving and you must hit the at exactly the right time to get this bonus. If you really want to achieve this you can also absorb a White Chocobo or a Level 16 Bamapama to give your Silver Chocobo the Rocket Blast skill to get a bigger window to press the .
    • During the race your Boost gauge will fill up. You will get a small boost to the gauge filling speed when your Supersonic skill kicks in that will help down the stretch. I recommend a small boost after the first corner to maintain position, then save for a final burst about 1/4 of the way down the final stretch for the victory.



This ends our Chocobo Training tutorial. If you follow these methods you should have no problem getting to 10,000 coins in about an hour or less for the trophy. you will have to do this 4 times for 100% Fragment Completion so the earlier you can start this and then continue about the game the better, otherwise you will be forced to grind it out all at once.

I am not going to do a write up for a Slot Machine strategy as I feel Chocobo Racing is the fastest and most efficient way to earn Coins in the game. If someone wants to write up a good strategy for the Slot Machines, feel free to PM it to me and I will include it into the guide for you. As soon as you get to 10,000 coins from winnings, the trophy will unlock.

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Choco-boco-holic
Spent a fortune at shops

Chocolina is the sexy cosplay Platmate that runs all the shops in FFXIII-2. She will pop up in several locations on each level and with every new level you play she will have more and more items for you to purchase. For this trophy you will need to spend 100,000 Gil in her shops during your time playing. This should be very easy to do in this game as ALL of your battles will result in you receiving Gil. In addition to what you make in battles, you can also sell extra items and weapons that you don't need without having to worry about a Treasure Hunter Trophy to manage.

Don't worry about farming this trophy during your regular story of the game. Spend what you need to get buy and save the rest. Once you complete the game you can purchase either the Arcus Chronica or In Paradisum weapons from Chocolina in her shop in Academia for 150,000 Gil each to unlock the trophy.

If you don't have the necessary materials to complete either of these weapons, you can also purchase a pile of the more expensive monster materials that are available later in the game to reach the needed 100,000 mark for an easy trophy.

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Clock Stopper
Responded swiftly to the appearance of enemies

This trophy is actually kind of a pain in the ass. For this trophy to unlock you must begin 100 consecutive battles with a preemptive strike. The only way to do this is to attack any enemy of the enemy group before they attack you to receive the GREAT! notification on the screen. If any of the enemies touch you first, or if you run out of time on the Mog Clock and the battle is forced, you will have to start this count over.

Now the irritating part of this trophy is that some of the enemies are very aggressive and charge you right when they appear not leaving you time to even get a preemptive attack. You may get this trophy while playing during the normal gameplay of the story, but if you don't follow the steps listed below to grind out this trophy as quickly as possible.
  1. Wait until you have unlocked all 160 fragments, then visit the Mystic at Serendipity and acquire the Clock Master and Encounter Master fragment skills. This will allow you to speed up the clock and increase the amount of enemies that will spawn. The Clock Master skill will cut your grind time in half with the increased game speed. Waiting until this time will ensure that you are strong enough to kill easy enemies with one hit.
  2. Head to New Bodhum 003 AF. Once you are there, head to the Tidal Shallows, working on this in any other location in New Bodhum, and you will encounter the irritating wolves that charge you and mung up your streak.
  3. Keep a count in your head. Every 25 battles or so, use the manual save function to manually save your streak. If you get attacked after that, simply reload the save with your streak intact and continue.


Follow the methods listed above and you can grind out the 100 battles and the trophy in approx 30 minutes

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Fragmented
Completed an entire fragment category

For this trophy you must collect all fragments in one fragment category. If you head to your menu, then head to fragements, you will see the fragments are divided into categories. Collect all the fragments in one of these categories to unlock the trophy.
  • Monster Bits
  • Fate's Recollection
  • Graviton Cores
  • An Affectionate Message
  • Paradox Ending
  • Great Mog Wisdom
  • Bounty Hunter's Prize
  • Fragment Items
  • Crimson Memories
  • Oracle of Etro
  • Academic Reward
  • Quiz Mastery
  • The Honor of Blitz Squad


For exact fragment location, please see the Defragmented trophy below.

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Defragmented
Completed every fragment category

The Defragmented trophy requires you to find every Fragment hidden in the game. This will require you to unlock every single time period in the Historia Crux. Now, if you have played FFXIII, this is far easier than any of the large collecting trophies in that game, so don't get discouraged. None of the Fragments are missable in any of the levels as every level is replayable through the Historia Crux by closing the gate to that level.

The best way to tackle this trophy is to simply play through the story. Don't go out of your way to look for everything on your story run through, just collect what you happen to find. Once you are finished, acquire the necessary fragments to acquire the Fragment Skills listed in the roadmap, then move from location to location collecting the remaining fragments.

New Bodhum 003 AF
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Bresha Ruins 005 AF
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Yaschas Massif 010 AF
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Oerba 200 AF
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Yaschas Massif 01X AF
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Augusta Tower 300 AF
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Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF
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Archlyte Steppe
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Serendipity ??? AF
This area will unlock during the normal story progression, but it is not necessary to advance the story of the game.

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Bresha Ruins 300 AF
This area is a non story level. To unlock this area, head to Bresha Ruins 005 AF. First you must use Moogle Throw to grab the Holding Cell Key, if you haven't already acquired this item, which is in a treasure chest hovering above the Excavation Site. Now head through the tunnels in the Command Center until you reach the Gate hidden inside and use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area.

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Yaschas Massif 110 AF
This area is a non story level. To unlock this area, head to Bresha Ruins 300 AF. Now head to Lamentable Rest area, which is where the Atlas battle took place in the 005 AF time period and us a Wild Artefact on the gate in the raised area off to the left side to unlock this area.

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Academia 400 AF
This is a story based Area. This area contains the Academic Rank: Paradox Professor side quest, which must be completed to obtain the Battlemania Fragment Skill. This side quest is quite possible one of the most consuming of the game especially if you haven't been taking the time to explore each area. You must fully explore all walkable areas in each world to complete this quest, which means you must visit multiple time periods, collect the Maps for each world, and turn all the Dark Blue areas into Light Blue.

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Yaschas Massif 100 AF
This area is a non story level. To unlock this area, head to Academia 400 AF. From the battle area with Zenobia, head down the movable ramp near the Chocolina, then head down the next movable ramp to the lower area of the town. Now head south to the gate and use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area.

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Sunleth Waterscape 400 AF
This area is a non story level. This gate is located behind the Temporal Anomaly in the Southeast tip of the map of Yaschas Massif 100 AF. After completing the anomaly, use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area.

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Augusta Tower 200 AF
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Academia 4XX AF
This a story based area. It is also home to the most time consuming side quest in the game, the Academic Rank: Monster Professor side quest.

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Vile Peaks 200 AF
This area is a non story level. This is the locked gate of the Archlyte Steppe in the Grave Ridge area. To open this gate, you will need to examine all three Green Cactuar statues on the Steppe, then defeat the Gigantuars that spawn when you examine them. After completing this task, use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area. I recommend waiting until you have access to Vile Peaks 010 AF and you have a high level party and you can complete both levels at the same time with minimal enemy resistance.

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Vile Peaks 010 AF
This area is a non story level. This gate is located in the Grand Avenue of Academia 4XX AF near the Chocolina. You will need to use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area. I recommend waiting until you have access to Vile Peaks 200 AF and you have a high level party and you can complete both levels at the same time with minimal enemy resistance.

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Oerba 300 AF
This area is a non story level. This gate is located on the 49th floor of Augusta Tower 200 AF. You will need to use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area. I recommend waiting until you have high level party and you can complete the level with minimal enemy resistance. This level is loaded with Paradox Anomalies to complete for fragments.

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Oerba 400 AF
This area is a non story level. This gate is located in Oerba 300 AF. You will need to use a Wild Artefact to unlock this area. I recommend waiting until you have high level party and you can complete the level with minimal enemy resistance. This level is loaded with Paradox Anomalies to complete for fragments.

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The Void Beyond ??? AF
This is a story based area.

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The Void Beyond: New Bodhum
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A Dying World 700 AF
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New Bodhum 700 AF
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Bresha Ruins 100 AF
This is a non story based area. This can be reached through the gate in the Southern part of A Dying World 700 AF. Us a Wild Artefact in the gate to unlock this area.

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Academia 500 AF
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Oerba ??? AF
This is a special area only available through the Paradox Endings

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Sunleth Waterscape ??? AF
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Archlyte Steppe ??? AF
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Augusta Tower ??? AF
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A Dying World ??? AF
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Scarlet Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with graceful poise

For this trophy you must obtain a 5 star rating on the battle against the weakened Atlas in Bresha Ruins 005 AF Now you may get this during your first encounter in the regular story mode, but if you don't get it, WAIT UNTIL YOUR PARTY IS MAXED IN THE CRYSTARIUM!!. There is absolutely no need to retry it before then and if you wait until then it will be a guaranteed trophy.

To replay this battle simply close the Historia Crux at Bresha Ruins 005 AF. You will have to rebattle the Paradox Alpha boss again, but by this point you might not even make it to the 1st or 2nd cinematics he will fall so fast. Once the Alpha is down, you can hop on a Chocobo and head straight to the Atlas area. make sure you weaken him again, then proceed to attack.

Much like the rest of the battles, you can play this on Easy Mode to make this faster.
  • Monster Name: Atlas (Weakened)
  • Location: Bresha Ruins 005 AF
  • Target Time: 3:14
  • Strategy: Honestly there is really nothing to this battle and if you are maxed this will last 30 seconds to a minute tops. Start off in Tri-Disaster to take him to stagger, then finish him off with Aggression. You wont even need to heal in this battle if your characters are maxed out.



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Cerulean Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with valiant skill


For this trophy you must obtain a 5 star rating on the battle against Proto Fal'Cie Adam in Augusta Tower 200 AF Now you may get this during your first encounter in the regular story mode, but if you don't get it, WAIT UNTIL YOUR PARTY IS MAXED IN THE CRYSTARIUM!!. There is absolutely no need to retry it before then and if you wait until then it will be a guaranteed trophy.

To replay this battle simply close the Historia Crux at Augusta Tower 200 AF. Head to the central elevator, and you can ride all the way to the top for the battle against Adam

Much like the rest of the battles, you can play this on Easy Mode to make this faster.
  • Monster Name: Proto Fal'Cie Adam
  • Location: Augusta Tower 200 AF
  • Target Time: 5:58
  • Strategy: Honestly there is really nothing to this battle and if you are maxed this will last about 3 minutes. Focus on both Manipulators first, by using Tri-Disaster X to take them to stagger, and finishing them off with Aggression X. Once the manipulators drop, use the same method on Adam. Once he respawns, repeat the same method then complete the Cinematic to end the battle. You wont even need to heal in this battle if your characters are maxed out.



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Obsidian Medal
Defeated a powerful enemy with perfect execution


For this trophy you must obtain a 5 star rating on the battle against Pacos Luvulite and Pacos Amethyst in Academia 500 AF Now you may get this during your first encounter in the regular story mode, but if you don't get it, WAIT UNTIL YOUR PARTY IS MAXED IN THE CRYSTARIUM!!. There is absolutely no need to retry it before then and if you wait until then it will be a guaranteed trophy. You will most likely need to to replay through this level anyway during your Beastiary run to take out the Tezcatlipoca so you can earn this trophy at this point

To replay this battle simply close the Historia Crux at Cademia 500 AF. Then make your way to the platform with the minibosses.

Much like the rest of the battles, you can play this on Easy Mode to make this faster.
  • Monster Name: Pacos Luvulite and Pacos Amethyst
  • Location: Academia 500 AF
  • Target Time: 5:58
  • Strategy: Once again, if you are maxed out this battle shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Start in Tri-Disaster X and focus on getting one of the bosses to stagger, then change to Aggression X to finish him off. Once one is down repeat this on the other Pacos for an easy victory. He will most likely stop attacking you to try to resummon the other Pacos back into battle. You wont even need to heal in this battle if your characters are maxed out.



Obsidian Medal Video Trophy Guide

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Staggering
Staggered a significant number of enemies

Staggering occurs when you fill up the yellow gauge in the right hand corner in a battle with any monster. Every Monster has a different stagger point and there are even some that can't be staggered. The quickest way to raise the chain gauge to the stagger point is consecutive hits on an enemy with magic. However, without a commando to balance out the chain gauge, the gauge will quickly deplete if you aren't getting enough hits in quickly. The easiest way to get this trophy is to always have a Ravager or two in your party for every battle. You must acquire a mere 50 staggers for the entire game to acquire this trophy, which you will probably unlock sometime around the beginning of Chapter 3A with normal playing.

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Quick Draw
Performed a significant number of preemptive strikes

For this trophy you will need to have a mere 50 cumulative preemptive strikes on enemies. What this means is that when the enemies appear, you need to attack them first and receive the "GREAT" notification on screen. Now unlike the irritating Clock Stopper trophy you do not need to do these consecutively and your count does not start over if you get hit first or run out of time. There is really no need to grind out this trophy or even really worry about it. With normal gameplay you should unlock this sometime in Chapter 3

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Wild Thing
Successfully used Feral Link abilities a significant number of times

Feral Link abilities happen when your monster's Feral Link Gauge just below their health completely fills up. To fill this gauge, simply play the game. The more your monster attacks, heals, uses magic, etc... the more it will fill up. Once it is full, you will get a notification to press the to use their Feral Link attack. Once you press the , you will then be prompted with more button presses to perform their special move.

For this trophy you need to succesfully complete 100 Feral Link abilites. Now that doesn't just mean to use a Feral Link, you must properly input the buttons to use the ability as well. This is another one of those trophies you don't really have to worry about and you should get well before you finish the game just from normal game play, just remember to press the when you see the notification at least until you have unlocked this trophy.

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No Retreat
Fought a significant number of battles without using the "Retry" option

For this trophy you must defeat 50 CONSECUTIVE enemies without using the "Retry" option. The Retry option pops up if both Noel and Serah die while you are playing. It's actually quite convenient as it restarts you before the battle instead of at the last save point. This trophy is quite easy because the number is so low and you will most likely unlock this sometime in Chapter 2. I don't really see the need to go out of your way to grind for this trophy as you should unlock it during the normal gameplay, but if for some reason you don't wait until you are done with everything else, turn on the Clock Master fragment skill to speed up the game speed, and turn on the Encounter Master to increase the enemy spawn, then roam back and forth in New Bodhum 003 AF until you get the trophy.

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Strategist
Performed a multitude of paradigm shifts

For this trophy you must use a total of 1,000 paradigm shifts throughout all your gameplay. Paradigm Shifts are used by pressing the during battle and changing your paradigm. Now I found the best way to go about this trophy is to just play and don't think about it. Generally speaking if you use the combo of Tri-Disaster or Relentless Assault for chain gauge building followed by Aggression or Cerberus for attacking once staggered and some type of healing paradigm in the majority of the battles you will get this just after you finish the main story during your cleanup.

If for some reason you don't and are finished with everything else, head to New Bodhum 003 AF, find some lonely creature and spam paradigm shifts until you unlock the trophy.

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Budding Hunter
Defeated an army's worth of enemies

For this trophy you must simply defeat 100 enemies during the course of gameplay. There is absolutely no need to worry about this trophy, as long as you aren't running away from enemies, you will probably unlock this at the beginning of Chapter 3A for the easiest of the game

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Supreme Being
Fully developed all abilities

For this trophy, you must reach level 99 with one character with every role available on the Crystarium. Now when you read this don't think, "Oh Great, another pinche grind like FFXIII" . If done properly, you will not need to grind at all on this trophy and will end up with much more CP then you could possible even imagine needing.

The first thing you need to know is that both of your characters will hit Level 99 in all roles at the same time. They both earn CP for every battle, even if they are not present for the battle in the story mode of the game. Use whatever leveling you think is the most beneficial to you as you play through the game. Noel and Serah will start with a set amount of roles in the Crystarium and the further you progress through the level, the more roles will be unlocked. For a full breakdown of every role, please see the Crystarium Section at the bottom of this guide.

Once you have completed the game, complete the necessary requirements listed at the bottom of this guide in the Mystic at Serendipity section to obtain the Rolling in CP skill fragment. Now head into your menu and turn this bad boy on, and you will receive double CP for every battle that you finish. Once you have done this, continue towards finding the remaining fragments, and before you are done, you will most likely unlock this trophy before you even get to 160 .

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Big Game Hunter
Defeated every worthy opponent

The Big Game Hunter trophy will require you to face 4 difficult legendary monsters that are roaming around on the Archlyte Steppe. Unlike FFXIII, you don't have to get any particular rank on them, you simply need to defeat them for the trophy. The first thing you will need to do to have access to these monsters is complete the story missions on the Steppe as you will need access to the weather machine to get them to appear. Each one will appear in different weather conditions and most are visible from a distance. After you have unlocked the weather machine, you will only have access to the Long Gui, to unlock the rest of the monsters, you will need to find and activate all 5 Cactaur statues to unlock Chocobos on the Steppe AND you will also need to find and examine all 3 green cactuar statues and defeat the 3 Gigantaurs that spawn from them. The Gigantaurs are quite easy, especially for a high level party.

The legendary monsters can be fought over and over again by simply returning to the Historia Crux, then returning to the Steppe and changing the weather conditions to something else, then changing them back to the necessary weather requirements for each monster. If you are trying for rare materials and even rare weapons, this will be essential as they have a very rare drop percantage.

These strategies listed below are for high level parties after you have completed the main story line. Once you have defeated all 4 of these monsters the trophy will unlock. If you are still having troubles, all monsters can be defeated on Easy Mode and still unlock the trophy, which is located in your settings.
  • Monster Name: Ochu
  • Location: Archlyte Steppe, Rainy Conditions, Clearwater Marshes
  • Strategy: The Ochu is not nearly as bad as he was in FFXIII. I recommend having an experienced Medic with you that knows at least Esuna but preferably Esunada to help in this battle. Start off the battle in Tri-Disaster X and lay into the Ochu to drive up the chain gauge. The Ochu will summon several Microchus to help him. Now I recommend ignoring these little assholes and focusing on the Ochu himself. If you attack the Microchus, the Ochu will cast Pollen on them to heal them which also causes several annoying ailments on your party. He will also summon more if you defeat them.

    As soon as you get the Ochu to stagger, change to Aggression X and lay into the Ochu. Try and finish the stagger before you need to heal. As soon as the stagger is complete, or if you really have to before that, change to Salvation, heal and use Esuna to remove any status ailments the Ochu has tossed on you. Once you are finished repeat the steps above to take out the Ochu on the second stagger. After he falls take out the remaining Microchus to end the battle.


  • Monster Name: Immortal
  • Location: Archlyte Steppe, Cloudy Conditions, Grave Ridge
  • Strategy: The Immortal is probably the easiest of the group of legendary creatures you will face for this trophy. Begin your battle in Relentless Assault and work on his stagger gauge while you wait for him to forge the Centurion Blade. Once this has been forged, changed to Tri-Disaster X and work on staggering the Blade as quickly as possible. As soon as it staggers, change to Aggression X, take a quick shot at Immortal to maintain his gauge, then work on taking out the blade. You should be able to take out the blade in one Stagger, unless the blade gets a couple hits on you. The blade is quite strong and if you have to change to Salvation grab a quick heal. As soon as the Blade falls, change back to Tri-Disaster X to quickly stagger the Immortal. Once he is staggered, it's back to Aggression for an assault on his health. If he doesn't fall in one stagger, repeat the process for an easy fragment.


  • Monster Name: Yomi
  • Location: Archylte Steppe, Stormy Conditions, Grave Ridge. Use a Chocobo to jump up to the high pillar to reach the destination.
  • Strategy: Yomi, or as I like to refer to him, asshole #2, is the strongest of this group of enemies and shouldn't be attempted until you are quite strong. Unlike our normal setup of paradigms, this one calls for a special setup. Start off in Dirty Fighting and use the manual casting to first cast DeShell on Yomi. Once you hit Yomi with that continue casting Poison until you get it to finally land on him. Poison is a must in this battle and it doesn't seem to work unless you hit him with DeShell first. As soon as you get the two of these to work, change to Tri Disaster and try to get Yomi to Stagger. If you get him to stagger change to Relentless Assault and take out as much of his health as you can.

    Now continue this attack, until Yomi casts Impenetrable Aura, this will make him invincible until it drops and remove his ailments while restoring some of his health. The good news is he won't attack so this is time to heal and buff your characters. WHILE HE IS DOING THIS, change to Convalescence and have Noel and Serah cure your party while your Synergist Monster, I prefer the Microchu, and I recommend one with Bravega, buffs your party. As soon as his Aura drops, change back to Dirty Fighting and repeat the steps above.

    Once you get him to the halfway point of health, he will begin using Whicked Whirl randomly during his attacks and start attacking faster. He usually only uses it once, but I have seen him use it twice during his attack run. As soon as you see the onscreen notification for this, immediately change to Tortoise to limit the damage from this attack. He will immediately follow it up with a Wind Shear that will cause decent damage, so assess your party and if you need to do a quick heal before resuming your attack.

    Continue following these strategies, especially the Poison as it helps a lot and he will drop in about 5-10 minutes.


  • Monster Name: Long Gui
  • Location: Archlyte Steppe, Sunny Conditions, Sanctorium
  • Strategy: The Long Gui is much easier in this game than he was in FFXIII. Begin your assault in Tri-Disaster X paradigm and begin building up the chain gauge on either the left or right Forelegs. Once you have hit a Stagger, change to either the Cerberus X or Aggression X paradigm to take out the foreleg. Be mindful of the Long Guis attacks, if you see him prepare an Ultima, you may want to change to the Tortoise paradigm to reduce damage. If he hits your party with Roar, you can use a Remedy to cancel out the Stop that is put on you and each of your teammates. If your health looks low, change to Discretion to heal while maintaining the Stagger gauge. Once the foreleg is finished repeat the process with the other foreleg. Once both forelegs fall, the Long Gui will fall and be at his most vulnerable. Change back to Tri-Disaster X and hit him with everything you have for a stagger, then change back to either the Cerberus X or Aggression X and hit the Gui with your strongest attacks. Once he stand back up, repeat this process again to take him out. You should have no problem taking him out by the second stagger.



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Giant's Fist
Dealt 99,999 damage with a single attack

This is not as daunting as it sounds. You must have ONE attack hit the maximum limit per attack of 99,999 to unlock this trophy. Now this doesn't mean the cumulative total of one string of attacks, it has to be in one attack. Now there are several ways to get to this trophy, but we are going to cover the fastest and most non grinding method to unlock this below.
  • You need to max out Noel's crystarium to a full 99 in all roles to max out his Strength stats. We need to have around 1000 Strength so you will need as much as possible.
  • You will need a strong weapon. The better the weapon, the stronger the strength. I used the Odinblade which is available in Serendipity after the game for 750 Casino Coins if you took Odinbolt during the game. Once you have a high fragment level the strength is quite high. Now this is the part that you can take different routes on, you can go for stronger weapons but there is a lot of unnecessary grinding for materials with it.
  • Equip 2 Durable Brawler's Wristbands. This part depends on where your strength stat is after maxing and with your weapons. If you are under 1000, then I recommend it. Each Durable Brawler's Wristband adds 20% strength and can be purchased with the right materials, which you should already have from Chocolina in Academia 500 AF. If you need a regular Brawler's Wristband for the 2nd one, the Chocolina in Yaschas Massif 01X sells them. This pushed my strength stat to over 1100.
  • Head to the Archlyte Steppe and attack the Long Gui. I recommend having a paradigm that gives you a Saboteur and Synergist for the battle.
  • The battle Take out his legs and bring him down. Once he is on the ground, use Tri-Disaster to bring his stagger gauge all the way to 999%, then change to your paradigm with your Sab and Syn and cast Deprotect on him and Bravery on yourself. Change your leader to Noel and manually select attack then wait for the stagger gauge to get almost to the end and then attack him to get the 99,999 and the trophy.




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Beast Tamer
Befriended a most unfriendly monster

For this trophy you must find AND CAPTURE the elusive Don Tonberry. Don Tonberry likes to hide out in Bresha Ruins 100 AF. Once you are there, simply roam around and battle monsters until the time distortion appears, then attack it to being the battle. I recommend using the strategies below and you will find that he is VERY easy. You may not capture Don Tonberry on your first attempt, but having the Monster Collector fragment activated like I suggest below can significantly increase your chances of a quick capture.
  1. The most important strategy for this battle is to WAIT UNTIL YOUR PARTY IS MAXED IN THE CRYSTARIUM!!. If you do this he will die around the end of the first stagger and won't get a chance to even really hurt you.
  2. Obtain and equip the Battlemania and Monster Collector fragment skills from the Mystic at Serendipity.
  3. Much like the rest of the battles, you can play this on Easy Mode to make this faster.[/B]

  • Monster Name: Don Tonberry
  • Location: Bresha Ruins 100 AF
  • Strategy: Start off the battle in Tri-Disaster and try to get him to stagger as quickly as possible. Tonberry's Knife and Bloody Knife attacks clear the chain gauge, so it is best to get as much damage in as you can as fast as you can. As soon as you get to stagger, change to Relentless Assault and work on raising the percentage as high as you can while Noel uses his commando attacks for some real damage. Once you think the chain gauge is at a high enough amount, change to Aggression to deploy another Commando to really go to work on his remaining health. Try to not heal until he breaks your chain, once he does, change to Salvation get in a quick heal, then repeat this process to finish him off.



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Fair Fighter
Defeated a powerful enemy on equal terms

Raspatil, or his more well known name of Asshole, is quite possible the most difficult enemy of this game. He casts very powerful group attacks that inflict Wound so you cant hold as much HP, he gets more powerful the longer the battle lasts and more importantly he summons strong monsters to aid him in battle that he will then absorb after a few rounds to unleash a more powerful attack before summoning more of them. Because of all of this, you must defeat him very fast and use a very strategic battle plan to win. In addition to all of the above, when you get frustrated, you can't simply change the battle mode to Easy to take him out, you must win this battle on Normal mode to unlock this trophy.

First things first, you need to find him. Raspatil only appears on the beaches of the Ashensand in Oerba 400 AF. He won't appear until AFTER the you have completed the main story line and even at that point, he is very rare and can take quite some time of roaming up and down the beach to get him to spawn. I recommend waiting until you have unlocked the Battlemania fragment skill as this will help in getting him to spawn more frequently and I also recommend waiting until you have leveled everyone up to either Level 99 on all roles or close to it.

In addition to this I had also equipped Noel with 2 Durable Brawler's Wristbands and Serah was equipped with a Durable Magician's Mark and a Durable Shaman's Mark to give them higher strength and magic stats for this battle. I also recommend 2-3 Elixirs during this battle which you may have in inventory and can be bought from the Casino Vendors as well.
  • Monster Name: Raspatil
  • Location: Oerba 400 AF, Ashensand
  • Strategy: Start off the battle in Tri-Disaster X and work on Raspatil's Stagger gauge. Once you get up to about 450%, change to Superiority and manually cast DeProtect, DeShell and Imperil with Serah on him, while casting buffs on your own party with the two Synergists . Now he will most likely interrupt you with minions at this point, change to either Cerberus X or Aggression X and try and take them out before his ailments end. If his ailments expire, switch back to Superiority and reapply them, Imperil is especially important. As soon as you have these in place, change back to Tri-Disaster X to send him into stagger. Continue the attack in this paradigm until you hit 999% and then change to Aggression X and try to bring him down to half health by the end of the stagger. He will most likely summon new minions during this time, but ignore them until the stagger ends, then take them out. Once the stagger ends and his minions are defeated, change to Discretion to reheal, then start the process over again. The most important part of this battle is to not get interrupted during your staggers. He is very good at summoning at the beginning of your staggers to use his minions to interrupt you. This is where the Elixirs come in to play. If you get into trouble during your staggers, use the Elixirs to fully heal everyone in one turn without moving out of your paradigm and missing opportunities to damage him.

    You will need strong monsters for this battle, that have been well developed, The Hoff went into battle with a Munchkin Boss infused with several extra spells, a Golden Chocobo and a Microchu all with crystariums at max levels.

    You should be able to take him out in the second stagger or the 3rd stagger at the latest, anything longer than that and you might as well select the "Retry" option and start again as he will get very strong even for fully maxed parties.



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Chronosavior
Obtained the highest possible result in the battle to determine the fate of the world

For this trophy you must obtain a 5 star rating on the final battle of the game against Jet Bahamut, Amber Bahamut and Garnet Bahamut. Now while this may seem daunting after your first battle with Bahamut at the end of the story, there is one thing you can do and you will find that he is VERY easy. The most important strategy for this battle is to WAIT UNTIL YOUR PARTY IS MAXED IN THE CRYSTARIUM!!

You will have to replay this part again once you get to 160 fragments to view the Secret Ending necessary for the Anomalous trophy and by this point your Crystarium levels will most likely be maxed so there is really no point in replaying it before that point. Also make sure you have high level monsters for this battle as it really helps. When you load up Academia 500 AF you will be just outside the final battle at the Chocolina. You must rebattle all the final bosses again to get to the final battle, but by this point it will be easy.

Much like the rest of the battles, you can play this on Easy Mode to make this faster. On my Secret Ending run on Easy Mode, this battle took me less than 3 Minutes.
  • Monster Name: Jet Bahamut, Amber Bahamut and Garnet Bahamut
  • Location: Academia 500 AF
  • Target Time: 11:13
  • Strategy: Start off the battle in Tri-Disaster X and immediately go to work on either Amber or Garnet Bahamut. As soon as you hit stagger, change to Aggression X and finish off one of the Bahamuts. Now repeat the same process for the other Bahamut. Once you do this, Jet Bahamut will hit you with Poison. Use either an Antidote for each character or shift to Salvation and cure while using Esuna to remove the Poison. Now change back to Tri-Disaster X and assault his chain gauge. As soon as he staggers, head back to Aggression X and hit him with everything you can dish out. His stagger will most likely end a little before he falls, if that happens change back to Tri-Disaster X and try to hit another Stagger to take him down. Fully powered and on Easy Mode you should be able to take him down before he can summon the other Bahamuts to help him again.



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[top]Lightning and Amodar DLC

If you can spare the $2.99 and have either some extra Gil to waste OR a lot of level 5 monster components, Lightning can be captured and used in the monster slot as a Ravager. Now let me just tell you, she is one of the best Ravagers in the game. She comes standard with an entire slew of Magic at her disposal, has additional abilities to learn when you level her up...which is only to level 13... and has the Army of One Feral Link ability to cause great damage on the enemy. Once you purchase the package, you will see a new area open on the Crystarium for the Coliseum. Head to this area and talk with the Arbiter of Time to start the battle.
  • Preparing for Battle: The first thing I recommend is to wait until you have a very strong party. Lightning didn't get to the respect level she is at by being a push over. She does attacks that cause strong damage and can use her Army of One ability at any time for massive damage on one party member. If Lightning wasn't difficult on her own, she adds Amodar to the mix, who fires his machine gun and throws grenades at you and between the two of them can easily take down your entire party's HP to dangerous levels with a few well placed attacks.

    I also recommend waiting until you have the Monster Collector Fragment Skill. Not sure if this is really important as I really don't know their capture percentages, but I prefer to not take any chances.
  • The Battle: At the beginning of the battle, it is just you against Lightning, and she really doesn't put up too much of a fight. You can attack her with Tri-Disaster to get her to stagger then finish her off with Aggression before the stagger ends. Don't get overconfident! Now steps in Amodar to help. This is where things can get tricky. Amodar will shoot at you with his gun, which causes moderate damage, but what you need to watch out for is his Grenades. His Grenades can cause major damage to anyone in the blast area, and can cause a series of status ailments including DeProtect, Deshell, and Stop >:F. In addition to that, Lightning and Amodar can change paradigms as well to cast status enhancements on themselves such as Protect, Shell, Bravery, Faith and the most irritating, Regen. Now as much as I've tried, you CAN NOT Dispel these enhancements they have, so you're best bet is an aggresive assault.

    Follow the same steps when Lightning was by herself, preferably with the Cross paradigm alignment selected to focus on them one at a time. Watch your health, if it starts to get too low, you may want to switch to Salvation for a quick heal. Once you take one of them down, the fight becomes easier again and will lead to a quick defeat of the enemy you left. If you are having trouble, try switching out your Medic for a Sentinel.
  • The Capture: If you want to catch Lightning, make sure you defeat her AFTER Amodar, and vice versa if you want to capture Amodar. I only played this for two battles, and in both battles whoever I killed last was who I captured.


[top]Beastiary

This is the Beastiary for FFXIII-2. In order to receive the Fragment for the Academic Rank: Monster Professor, you will need to have found and killed one of every monster in this Beastiary. If you head into your menu, then head into the Beastiary, you will notice your monsters found and killed. Any monster that you have listed is one that you have already found and killed. The checkmark next to the name of some of the monsters indicates your level of monster info about the creature. If you have completed enough info, you will have a check mark, but you do NOT need a checkmark on every monster listed for this fragement.

This Beastiary follows the Beastiary in the game in exact order. I recommend waiting until you have completed all other fragments for the game first, then work on this fragment last. Before starting this quest, head to the Mystic at Serendipity to receive the Encounter Master and Battlemania Skill Fragments. Turn these on in your menu to increase the enemy spawn rate and the rare monster spawn rate.

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[top] Commando Role

The Commando Role is your Knight. The Commandos have been around since the beginning of Final Fantasy days, but the Commando role blends together several knights into one role. The Commando attacks with his weapon that is equipped for Melee combat and can also cast spells such as Ruin and Ruinga to attack long distance targets as well as groups of targets. A Commando with a strong weapon and strong strength stat can easily cause attacks that hit the max damage limit of 99,999 for one strike on a staggered opponent. In addition to that, the Commando attacks are essential for balancing out the chain gauge. They don't cause the chain gauge to increase very fast, but when they attack it keeps the chain gauge from dropping quickly.

[top] Ravager Role

The Ravager is a combination of a Black Mage and a Mystic Knight. The Ravager will cast attack elemental spells at your targets that can cause massive damage. In addition to that, they can also add elemental attacks to their weapons to attack in a combo of spells and weapon attacks. The Ravager's most important role, however, is that they are responsible for increasing the chain gauge. A trio of strong Ravagers can bring an enemies chain gauge to 999% very quickly, leaving the monster vulnerable to an aggressive attack from a pile of Commandos to end the fight very quickly.

[top] Medic Role

The Medic Role is your White Mage. Your medics can cast healing magic to everyone on the team and can use Raise to bring any party members that have fallen back to life. Even though this may seem like a god thing, it is actually more beneficial to keep a large stock of Phoenix Downs on hand for bringing dead party members back to life. Raise takes much longer to cast than using a Phoenix Down, and more importantly, Phoenix Downs can cancel out any Wound damage your character has acquired. In addition to these abilities the Medic can use the Esuna spell to remove all status ailments from a party member. This is a very effective spell in later battles where you can get hit with a pile of status ailments all at once.

[top] Saboteur Role

The Saboteur Role, is an offshoot of the Black Mage. The Saboteur can cast status ailments on the target including DeProtect, DeShell, Imperil and Poison. While all of these can be extremely helpful in battle, the Saboteur's best ability IMO is Dispel. Dispel will remove the previous Status enhancement that its target gained. This is very useful in battles near the end of the game where the enemies like to cast Protect, Shell and Bravery on themselves.

[top] Synergist Role

The Synergist is a mixture of the White Mage and a Green Mage. While the Synergist can't cast Haste on the party for some lame reason in this game, the Synergist can cast very useful status enhancements on your party such as Protect, Shell, Bravery and Faith. In addition to that, they can also cast elemental enhancements such as EnThunder, Enfire, etc... These can greatly increase the damage inflicted with elemental spells for your Ravagers.

[top] Sentinel Role

The final role in the game is the Sentinel. The Sentinel is an offshoot of the Monk from older games. They always gain HP and strength very quickly and they both use bare fists and martial arts style attacks to attack their opponents. Unfortunately, with the Sentinel offshoot, the attacks are very limited compared to the older Monk Roles. The best way to think of a Sentinel is a damage sponge for your team. They can provoke the majority of the monsters into attacking them, while they absorb a fraction of the regular damage inflicted. This leaves the remaining party members available for attack on the enemies. I recommend using Monsters for this role, if you plan on using it frequently.


[top]Wild Artefact Locations

There are a total of 10 Wild Artefacts strewn throughout the time line. The Artefacts are necessary to open gates to non mission timelines for full 100% Completion in the game to achieve the Defragmented trophy. Below I will cover all 10 Artefacts and their locations.
  1. Bresha Ruins 005 AF: This will be your reward when you learn the Moogle Hunt ability for the first time.
  2. Oerba 200 AF:
  3. Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF: As you are riding the Animal Trail, AFTER learning the Moogle Throw ability, look over to the left side near the end of the path and you will see the Artefact over in the trees.
  4. Archlyte Steppe ??? AF: Head to the Clearwater Marshes area, and head over to the edge of the cliff. Look over the edge for a lower ledge that contains the Artefact
  5. Serendipity ??? AF: Available for 10,000 Casino Chips (100,000 Gil) from the vendors
  6. Bresha Ruins 300 AF: After completing the Iridium Ring Fragment side quest, this becomes available in the small area to the right of the first stair case in front of the gate from Bresha Ruins 005 AF
  7. Yaschas Massif 100 AF: This is the reward for completing the Temporal Anomaly that is blocking the gate to Sunleth Waterscape 400 AF
  8. Augusta Tower 200 AF: On the 50th floor, this is located in a chest on the middle walkway near the room that you receive the Side missions.
  9. Academia 4XX AF: In a chest that will require the Moogle Hunt in the bottom SE corner of the Alley. From the gate from Augusta Tower 200 AF, take your first right, then turn left. Follow the path and turn left at each of the next two intersections. Once you hit the more open alley, immediately turn right and follow this path to the dead end where there will be a visible treasure chest . At this dead end, turn left into the small circular alley and use the Moogle Hunt
  10. A Dying World 700 AF: AFTER the events in Chapter 5, return to The Farseers Relic and use the Moogle Hunt ability. Listen to the story and at the Live Action Trigger select the answer "I can do this" to receive the fragment.



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[top]The Mystic at Serendipity

The area of Serendipity not only contains Casinos and Chocobo Races, but it also contains the Mystic. On the left side of the area you will find her waiting in her humble home to offer you rewards for your hard work to assist you in your quest for the coveted Platinum Trophy. Some of the skills you can unlock but some will be completely necessary. Below we shall cover the important skills, and below that we will have all the skills available so you can better plan your attack. To use your fragment skills, press the to go to your menu, then select the Fragment Skill sub menu. Now select the skill you want and then simply turn it on or off.


Important Fragment Skills
  • Rolling in CP: After completing the game, this should be your first goal. You will need to completely max out at least one character to a full level 99 in every class to attain the Supreme Being trophy. If you get this shill early enough it will eliminate the need for irritating level grinding later in the game.
  • Battlemania: The earlier you can activate this skill the better. You will most definitely need this to complete the Monster Professor side quest.
  • Monster Collector: If you want to have a team of the best monsters to assist you in battle this will greatly help as the best monsters are also the hardest to tame. This can also help with Chocobo Training.
  • Paradox Scope: This is necessary to complete the Anomalous Trophy.
  • Anti-Grav Jump You will need this to find some treasure chests.
  • Encounter Master: This can be used in two ways, to increase the amount of monster spawns while leveling to 99 and to decrease the amount of generic monster spawns when you only want to find the rare monsters.




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A special thanks go out to the following people for their help with this guide.
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