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Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy XIII

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Earned a 5-star rating for all Cie'th Stone missions.

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Mission 64 - 5 STARS EASY! - Please rate my first solution and give feedback if you have time.

I am sharing this as I had not seen a technique like this before. It involves only 3 Paradigm sets and very little strategy. I found this to be the easiest way.

Use Fortisol and Aegisol before battle.

Set up:
Vanille/Lightning/Fang

Equipment:
You should only really need the Malboro Wand or Nivara Wand for the buffing bonus. Seeing as poison does all the work you shouldn't need many powerful weapons either. Just equip as many defensive accessories as possible. Don't use the Growth egg, you get no CP for this battle.

Paradigms set up:
1) SAB/COM/COM
2) MED/SYN/SYN
3) SEN/SEN/SEN

Use Vanille's Poison ability on Vercingetorix as soon as the fight starts. When it sticks, switch to Paradigm class 2 (above) just spam the Curaja spell now. Only use these two abilities. The only reason Lightnigh and Fang are COM classes in setup 1 is so they have somthing to do, they are not meant to do any real damage during this class (though any damage done is a bonus obviously).

Simply wait while the boss is poisoned, attacking him further will make him switch to his defence state faster and removes the poison status. Allow poison to do it's job, it'll work faster than you think! Just focus on recasting it when he comes out of defence mode, and then spam Curja again while he attacks. He won't be able to kill your party and Fang and Lightning will be constantly adding buffs while you heal, making it harder for him to hurt you. You should have maxed out character classes for this so Fang and Lightning have all the available spells to help keep you alive.

Switch to Paradigm 3 when he uses his whirlwind attack. Be quick about it! Then heal and recast poison etc. Keep doing this over and over until he dies; OR until he has about a 1/3 of his health left - then do the following;

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Optional Part 2:
You can use your Summon to great effect if you need to. Summon when Vercingetorix is NOT in his defensive state, cast poison and a few other random debuffs on him. Casting the addition debuffs will help build Vanille's gestalt meter so you can fight longer. When the Eidolon's meter is almost empty jump on it's back. Attack as slow as you can. Use only "Forwards + A" and only when it is just about the run down on the timer. The purpose is to delay as long as possible and allow the poison ability to do the work. During a Summon you can expect poison to remove as much as 4 million HP (maybe even 5, I didn't measure it). If you have an *Elixir you can use your Summon twice, making this battle even easier.

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To get an Elixir, upgrade a Doctors Code accessory with one Superconductor and then dismantle it - be warned there are only 3 or 4 doctors codes in the game so do not dismantle them all unless you are sure you have what you need towards the Treasure Hunter achievement.

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There are two videos below. One shows just the poisoning routine detailed above. The other shows how to do it just using Summon + poison (Part 2 above). I suggest a combo of the two. I used poison and the set up described above until he used his first whilwind, then summoned twice to kill him. First attempt was just over 10 minutes and 4 stars. 2nd attempt (without Gold watch) was a bit quicker and 5 stars.

If you fail at 5 stars either try again with the watch equiped or reload your save so you don't loose the Elixir!

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Again, I just wanted to share the video below as it doesn't have many hits on youtube, yet is VERY USEFUL!

Video 1)


Video 2)
RhyoliticHow is one getting a 10 minute time using only Poison and Tanking? I tried this tonight and even throwing in a few times of Cerebus, I still had over 13 minutes (on a 15 minute target time - with level 1 weapons, WTF?).
Posted by Rhyolitic on 01 May 13 at 10:45
Pizimp2983Best solution ive ever found on true acheivers!!!:):):) takes a lil practice but you will smoke his head when you get good at it. You can use repeat when spawning poison and curaja this will save a ton of time and allow you to start casting poison just before he drops the barrier. Stuck poison almost everytime in first round. Full cystariums, level 3 weapons on all 3 but not necessarily maxed, and witchs bracelet and black belts to reduce damage. Gold watch of course. Use the eidolon at just under 5 million for an easy 5 stars:) mad props to whoever figured this out. All other missions are cake after this one. Good luck;)
Posted by Pizimp2983 on 27 Sep 14 at 06:43
Pizimp2983Best solution ive ever found on true acheivers!!!:):):) takes a lil practice but you will smoke his head when you get good at it. You can use repeat when spawning poison and curaja this will save a ton of time and allow you to start casting poison just before he drops the barrier. Stuck poison almost everytime in first round. Full cystariums, level 3 weapons on all 3 but not necessarily maxed, and witchs bracelet and black belts to reduce damage. Gold watch of course. Use the eidolon at just under 5 million for an easy 5 stars:) mad props to whoever figured this out. All other missions are cake after this one. Good luck;)
Posted by Pizimp2983 on 27 Sep 14 at 06:44
A Dreadful ShotGreat solution, got it first try without summons.
Posted by A Dreadful Shot on 08 Aug 19 at 03:47