Cocoon has fallen! Kweh! Our game guide for Final Fantasy XIII-2 features an in-depth walkthrough covering equipment, monsters, abilities, and more!
Main Story Walkthrough: Final BossesChaos Bahamut
When battling Chaos Bahamut, the biggest threat to your party is going to be Mega-Flare, a move he pulls out after his "Metamorphosis". When you see him telegraph the move, switch to Sentinel-Sentinel-Sentinel (Tortoise) to mitigate some damage. Mega-Flare will inflict wounds on youu characters, but this fight is pretty straightforward. You can't just mash auto-battle, but at this point in the game, Chaos Bahamut is easily managable.
Caius, Part 1
Immediately after defeating Bahamut, you'll face off againt Caius. He's up to the same tricks as always; he likes to inflict debuffs (Poison, Deshell, Deprotect) on a team member with Eye of Bahamut. On the contrary, he'll buff himself with Heart of Chaos. Caius will also break the chain gauge using Chain Break. Oh yea, and he carries the Reraise buff as well. He'll cast a devestating move, "Inferno" that will likely KO the debuffed member. It's a good idea to have two medics in a paradigm for this specific reason, incase a medic gets KO'ed.
You can dispatch him without staggering, so don't focus on magic too much when physical attacks will inflict slightly more pain.
Caius Part 2
He'll start off the battle by casting Heart of chaos, thoroughly buffing his stats. The same goes for Eye of Bahamut; he'll stick it on one of your characters soon after casting Heart of Chaos. Thankfully, he no longer employs Chain Break and you'll be able to stagger him easier than before.
This time, reraise takes effect during battle, so don't think the battle's won as his HP reaches zero. The biggest challenge in this fight is managing the HP of whoever carries the debuffs. While his attacks will destroy that individual, other members should be able to survive his various techniques. If they can't, it's likely that you won't be able to survive the next (and final) boss. Perhaps you should consider grinding and leveling up a bit if that's your current situation.
Garnet, Amber, and Jet Bahamut
This is the final battle in the main story. If you the other bosses seemed like pushovers, this fight will still be a challenge. Be sure to have a paradigm stuffed with sentinels.
At the start of the fight, Jet Bahamut will take back stage to the other two. Your goal is to KO amber and Garnet so you can defeat Jet.
The other reason you want to defeat them as quickly as you can is because Bahamut(s) will cast Giga Flare, and depending on how many Bahamuts are on screen, will determine how much damage you take. The attack from one is manageable, all three will likely KO your entire team.
The usual tactics apply; use your ravagers to chain each of the bahamuts to a stagger. Make sure to adjust your paradigms to the "X" variety, so all team members focus on a single target. This is something I did the entire game, but unless you play like me, it's worth mentioning. Without it, the characters you don't control will likely attack either bahamut without prejudice.
Once you destroy Garnet and Amber, you'll incur Poison, Slow, and Deshell from Jet Bahamut's Break Curse move. Whip out a medic to Esuna these debuffs away.
He'll also cast Seeds of Destruction. This plops…seeds of destruction on the battlfield. They are quick to kill, but should you neglect them, they'll expldoe and cause damage to your team. Like Giga Flare, the more of them that remain, the more damage you'll take. Take them out quickly and refocus your energy on Jet. Stagger him with magic, as usual, then continue to pummel him with physical attacks. You can also use a paradigm like relentless assault (Commando, Ravager, Ravager) to inflict damage whilst raiding the chain guage percentage. Granted, you do more damage with physical attacks, but the higher chain percentage will more than make up the difference as all damage climbs with the guage.
One attack of his that is worth mentioning is Judgement Blade, which sends Caius' sword into the ground, inflicting considerable damage to your entire team. You have time to switch to a sentinel-centric paradigm, which is recommended. If you neglect to, heal as quickly as you can. Losing a team member for too long will cause you to spend the rest of the fight managing the time and momentum lost in the process.
You likely won't be able to beat Jet before he resummons Amber or Garnet with Attitude Shift. Eventually, the other will resurface as well, without any effort on Jet's part. Repeat everything you've done up until this point, but…WATCH OUT FOR THE COUNTDOWN ABOVE JET'S HEAD! The moment it reaches "1" switch to Tortoise or consolidation paradigm, or suffer the consequences. This is the countdown to Giga Flare. Don't try to take out Amber or Garnet during the countdown unless you are sure there's enough time. Even though you want to get rid of as many of them as you can before Giga Flare, you'll regret missing your chance to defend yourself if you run out of time.
This should be all the advice you need. The biggest key to winning this fight is being able to switch paradigms on the fly, without delay. Master this, and you should be just fine so long as you aren't too under leveled.
Hi... Im stuck at Lvl 15 Augusta Towers AF300. Done everything there, But terminal in middle room says ''Need lvl 13 key, in other time period'' or similar. Also I have no A- Towers AF200, in the Historia Crux. Arrrrgh? Help.Also I cant throw Moogle.Cheers.
regarding the tomato thing, do I have to start over if after getting the black hole gem and the tomato is not mutant?
@shademalkovich There is more than 1 Oerba. there is 200AF, 300AF & 400AF. Not unlocked them all yet but you must be able to reach the water in 300 or 400AF
Also how to you get to the other side? there is usually a Chocobo to help but i can't find one you can ride. where treasures 14,15,16 and 21 are.
you have to use the way stones in the shape of cactaurs.the weather has to be the way it was when you first got there to find the way stone to the other side, n Mog has to find it.
I killed the faeryl in archylte, n I have the black hole gem, but when I went back to sunleth, the frigging tomato was still royal, not mutant! what do i do?
@smurf6 if you have already been to 200AF it will be unlocked in the Historia Crux.. press the start button and click the top one "return to Historia Crux' and look around and you will find it.
Cant get to academia? Beat the giant tomato thingy and have all the fragments. Still it hasn't been unlocked. What do I do?
@LiFERACE Go to The Void Beyond and travel through the space distortion. it's orange i thing on the top of the stairs ti the East.
The weapon Sacred Cross is not "just north of the gate" its miles north of the gate, its at the opposite end of the western section of the map (where as the gate is in the furthest south-westerly position on the map).Make sure you realise this before proceeding. If you assume like i did it will be near the gate its not. youll have to go to the north of the western section first by the 3 toppled pillars marked on the map and then to the very south west to the gate.
You already have Beta and Gamma NOT Alpha and Gamma as stated at the top of the page. So you need alpha, delta and epsilon if you are using this guide ;)
tell me how can you have 4 paradigms for monsters when you only get a paradigm pack of 3? You have Ravager, Commando, Sentinel and Medic roles for the monsters in the table above but this is surely not possible.
@Bulletrush12 Some monsters, much like Noel and Serah, they can have more than one paradigm. Behemoths can be Commandos or Ravagers. Cait Siths can be medics or commandos. Sometimes three. It depends on if they are late bloomers, well grown, or early bloomers.
first id like to say thanks for making this guide its helped me a lot. however im now a bit confused. When I went through the gate after collecting the artefact in waterscape I was given the options:
This guide helped a lot for myself and my husband. We enjoy the FF series, and he had gotten stuck in XIII-2 at Augusta 200AF the first time through, not sure where to go to use the Wild Artifact. ^^ This is a great guide.
This is turning out to be a game of little content, certainly not up to the level of FF#13. I can't recall another FF this shallow. On the positive side - IT'S FINAl FANTASY - STILL THE BEST RPG SERIES EVER.
Thanks Doc Brown...I apologize and to tell you the truth i followed your stradegy with maxing out Noel as a commando and serah as Ravager and been breezing threw the bosess like nothing. Great walkthrough
Interesting opinions Fuego...Anyway, since you asked, you get it from the Mystic in Serendipity. You can acquire it after the conclusion of Episode 5. Our fragment skills page listed under primers has the requirements for each skill.
I should have not been cheap this time around and bought the strategy guide...by the time they finish this walkthrough ill already have beaten Final Fantasy XIII-3, and be playing Final Fantasy XIII Verses
You think you can silence me Gamespot! this walkthrough is amateur at best. IGNs is much better! and no i do not work for IGN....TIME AND SPACE!!!!!
if you have troubles with the clock puzzles check out the on-line solver that I've made for them: http://clockpuzzle.pl/
@mkrool Check back this evening (Pacific time) for the completion of Episode 4. Episode 5 will wrap up tomorrow, with the final Episode going up on Friday.
this guide stops exactly where i have lol would love if u could put guide up bout where to go after u see caius in augusta tower and u need key 50
Hey could you add what you are putting your points into in the crystarium, You stoped letting us know what are you leveling into and what you take when the crystarium levels up for your characters after Oerba. Thanks, Otherwise great job on the guide so far, I hope you finish it soon. :)
damn gamespot you bozos are slow as sh*t..only up to episode 3 part one. Like an idiot i followed your walkthrough not knowing it was complete till i got to the end of yaschas massif. but then i finally came to my senses and went to IGN where they not only had a complete walkthrough, but a complete wiki on everything ffxiii-2. Step your sh*t up gameFLOP
OH GOD, NOT ANOTHER WALKTHROUGH!!! Gamespot diddnt even finish the skyrim walkthough, and all they have to do its stupid stuff like achievements, and the parts that are done, are really awfully written. Its very disappointing.
Table of Contents
- Prologue: Valhalla
- Episode 1: New Bodhum, 003 AF
- Episode 2: Bresha Ruins, 005 AF
- Episode 3: Yaschas Massif, 010 AF
- Episode 3: Oerba, 200 AF
- Episode 3: Yaschas Massif, 01X AF
- Episode 3: Locked Location/The Void Beyond
- Episode 3: Sunleth Waterscape, 300 AF
- Episode 3: Archylte Steppe, Unknown AF
- Episode 4: Academia, 400 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 200 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 300 AF
- Episode 4: Augusta Tower 200 AF
- Episode 4: Academia 4XX AF
- Episode 4: Graviton Core Hunt
- Episode 5: The Void Beyond ??? AF
- Episode 5: New Bodhum 00X AF
- Episode 5: A Dying World 700 AF
- New!Episode 5: New Bodhum 700 AF
- New!Episode 6: Academia 500 AF
- New!Episode 6: Final Bosses