Downloadable Content Guide for Final Fantasy XIII-2 Playstation 3/X-BOX360 O============================================================================O | Table of Contents | O============================================================================O o============================================================================o | I. Introduction...................................................[A000] | | i. Version History.............................................[AXXX] | | II. Omega Weapon...................................................[B000] | | i. How to obtain...............................................[B001] | | ii. Requirements................................................[B002] | | iii. The Fight...................................................[B003] | | iv. How to increase your chances................................[B004] | | v. Omega character.............................................[B005] | | III. Lightning & Amodar.............................................[C000] | | i. How to obtain...............................................[C001] | | ii. Requirements................................................[C002] | | iii. Lightning fight.............................................[C003] | | iv. Amodar fight................................................[C004] | | v. Lightning character.........................................[C005] | | vi. Amodar character............................................[C006] | | Iv. Credits/Thanks.................................................[D000] | | v. Contact Info...................................................[E000] | o============================================================================o O============================================================================O | Introduction [A000] | O============================================================================O I didnt find any real information on how to beat these characters in early game, but would have really enjoyed it. Therefore, I`m writting this so others can have the pleasure of using lightning in the early game (not too early... but not as far as the info I was lead) Anyways, it is not the only way to beat it and it wont grant many stars for you on the fight but it`s still earlier then most people I have heard of. I got lightning right after your first visit to Oerba. O============================================================================O | Version History [AXXX] | O============================================================================O Version 0.1 - 2/21/2012 - Started the guide O============================================================================O | Omega Weapon [B000] | O============================================================================O "Face the dreaded Omega in the Coliseum! Use the crystals of defeated foes to summon them as allies in battle. The Coliseum appears in the Historia Crux (available from Chapter 2 onwards). To access this content, enter the Historia Crux and select "Coliseum -??? AF-" "A relic, long forgotten by the children of man. A weapon so dreadful it was sealed away - banished to another realm entirely. Omega. A fitting name for this machine and the utter devastation it wrought. Only after the end of a civilization did this engine of destruction grow silent. But now, the weapon stirs from it's dormant state. And this time it will not cease it's terrible rampage. Not until the full breath of existance is shattered. The nightmare machine leaves naught but ruin in it's wake. Will you be the ones to dismantle it?" O============================================================================O | How to obtain [B001] | O============================================================================O Omega Weapon is a Downloadable Additional Content SE released. You could get it from: - pre-order with amazon, but now u cant do it anymore since you cant pre-order. - japanese PSN but... I dont think your game is JP version but if it is... great. Dont purchase from japanese PSN if your FFXIII-2 version is not JP though. - European pre-order (fight in style combo) - Nordic Edition... but I dont think you bought that either - There is however some means to get it nowadays, as some importers have included an omega weapon code on the game boxes. Saraiva (brazilian online retailer) for instance has it with the code for now and does not require pre-order O============================================================================O | Requirements [B002] | O============================================================================O If you plan on doing this post-game or with a very high-level party I'd suggest you get a good sentinel such as silver chocobo or bunkerbeast though is not essential. But if you plan on trying it at early game Ide say a good sentinel is a must. You could go for a fully upgraded pulse knight (Breasha Ruins 3AF) which is very easy to get and cheap to level. Or you can use bunkerbeast (Sunleth waterscape 300AF) For the other spot you can use: Commando: Behemoth (Yaschas Massif dark area), Gandayaks Yaschas Massif(010 or 01X), Dragoon (Augusta Tower) or any other good com you have You wont be using the last spot so fill with whatever you want or a good feral link mob for damage Make sure you have some spare phoenix down and remedy You dont need a lot of SEN levels, you just need to swap to it to get the defense bonus you get for tortoise paradigm. SAB (Serah) you only need dispel SYN (Noel) you can deal with protect shell vigilance and veil, but the all allies one are better COM RAV focus on those if you can, specially RAV for serah and COM for Noel MED (both) you need some levels on that... at least to get cura and curasa. Raise/esuna if possible SAB role upgrade is required for Serah as well as ATB upgrades (least 2) Get a Librascope and use it at start so your chars wont be healing it by accident with thunder spells As for Accessories, I used +mag and +% HP on serah and +str on Noel I`m not really sure if it is possible to beat it before adquiring ultima arrow and meteor javelin since I did not try to beat it before that (and I got it as soon as available) if you can please lemme know so I can update this. You can set up your party with the following paradigms: Noel - Serah - Gandayaks - Pulse Knight - ??? 1. COM RAV SEN Use whenever your chain gauge is dropping fast. You can also use this during chain break for SEN feral link and if you have ultima arrow and meteor javelin. Control Serah and use ultima arrow to increase chain and deal damage, then swap to COM COM COM, control to Noel and keep hitting, when chain break is almost over, keep your action bar full and use meteor javelin right before it ends (meteor javelin resets chain so you dont want to use it before it's close to chain break end) 2. RAV RAV SEN Use this to increase chain 3. COM COM COM Use this to deal damage once you break chain and feral link it for more damage when chain is high. 4. SYN SAB SEN wide Use this to dispel the mob and buff up, try using the multiple target buffs for faster buffs. 5. MED MED SEN wide Use this whenever your HP drops too much for a fast swap and change it back as soon as possible so you dont lose chain. Try using area cures when all members are damaged to speed up. 6. SEN SEN SEN Use this when he readies his ultimate attack (there will be several warnings so you can prepare and use it right before it unleashes it O============================================================================O | The Fight [B003] | O============================================================================O Start by increasing chain, swapping between COM RAV SEN, RAV RAV SEN and MED MED SEN Whenever he buffs up use SYN SAB SEN to dispel it and buff up If you get hit with bad status or one of ur char dies you can swap to MED MED SEN or use items, I suggest the latter one because it's faster and wont hurt your damage/chain You wont be able to break it for now, so dont despair if you cant but keep the chain up to increase damage dealt. At some point, you will start getting messages that Omega is charging up 50%, 100% 120%, 150%, that means Omega is about to use it's ultimate attack. Before it uses it, make sure your party is fully healed, possibly buffed and swap to Tortoise (SEN SEN SEN) It will hurt a lot if you are at early game, but if you can survive this you can beat it... so swap back to MED MED SEN to heal fast Once it finishes using it hit it and it will chain break. Now it's the time to hit it with all you got, hit COM COM COM and go head on. Dont bother extending the chain for too long After a while Omega will use a move that will reset chain so try to hit as hard as you can until then. If you have ultima arrow and meteor javelin now it's the time to use it (do it according to how I described in the last topic) also use your feral links Although it may sound bad to change paradigms during break, you should do it once in a while to recover ATB. It is a trick in game, if you filled your ATB full and didnt use this trick within 15 secs, whenever you swap paradigms it will fill your ATB (action bar) and increase your feral link bar. You should do some decent damage when that happens. After chain break ends, change to SYN SAB SEN, buff up. I really hope u managed to get some serious hurting on omega because now things can get a bit nasty. He starts rampaging and walking around like crazy. Focus on doing as much damage as you can as it's damage resistance went down by a lot. And make sure you are healed. You can try chaining up to increase damage and hit it with thunder and ruin. dont bother if you cant stagger because it's chain resistance is just absurd. It may also use some buffs which you are gonna need to dispel. At some point, if you take too long... it will start repeating it's proceedures (operation omega) if that happens, repeat what you did from the start. O============================================================================O | How to increase your chances [B004] | O============================================================================O To increase your chances of getting an Omega weapon Crystal (it is not 100% chance) you may want to kill it using feral link There is also a paradigm skill that increases that chance but that is in the middle/end game. O============================================================================O | Omega character [B005] | O============================================================================O I thought it would be a really badass monster to have in your party. High stats, badass moves and feral link, decent passive abilities... But it turned out to be a real disapointment. You see... Omega is REALLY REALLY SLOW... If your party is decent leveled it wont even have a chance to move before the battle is over. You can always counter that with ATB kill or other passive abilities, but Ide say there are better commandos out there... Dragoon for instance is really good and cheap to level DD or you can try Tonberry, Twilight Odin. O============================================================================O | Lightning & Amodar [C000] | O============================================================================O "Face Lightning and Lieutenant Amodar in the Coliseum! Use the crystals of defeated foes to summon them as allies in battle. The Coliseum appears in the Historia Crux (available from Chapter 2 onwards). To access this content, enter the Historia Crux and select "Coliseum -??? AF-" "And so, this time is upon us. From far horizon has this warrior come. You face the knight of thunder's strike. She whom I have summoned is an imitation bereft of spirit. And yet, her heart is no less proud. Her sword arm no less swift. A victory against this lady will be no less the sweet. Sisters, older and younger. Lies and truth. Dream and reality. A clash of resolute wills - A momentous battle. Steel your hearts and fight." O============================================================================O | How to obtain [C001] | O============================================================================O Lightning and Amodar are Downloadable Additional Content you can purchase from PSN or XBOX live. it costs 3 dollars or 2 Euros. If you do not live in a country that has it available what you can do is: 1- Register an account for PSN in the USA 2- Purchase PSN credit vouchers using any online website that sells it, ide suggest pcgamesupply 3- Register your code into your PSN acc 4- Purchase the DLC in your USA PSN acc. Even if you swap back to your original PSN user the DLC stays there. O============================================================================O | Requirements [C002] | O============================================================================O Ide say you could use ultima arrow and meteor javelin for this, but I have killed it before getting those. As in the other fight, having a sentinel will allow you to try this a lot earlier then without one. Ide suggest Pulse Knight if you are trying this in the early game. (I killed right after at the end of chapter 2, I had moogle throw and got the butterfly bow for Serah, as well as the Volatile Spark for Noel. Gotta say my party was very high level at that point coz I was farming for ages for Exoray and Albino Lobo... my commando was Behemoth and I had pulse warrior for tank) You can also use bunkerbeast if you are that far into the game. You are also gonna need a good COM such as the ones mentioned above Serah - Noel - Pulse Knight - Gandayaks You need high COM and RAV level (specially RAV for serah and COM for Noel) YOU MUST HAVE LAUNCH on Noel and maybe on Serah (with ruin) in case you want to use COM COM instead of RAV COM Doing so will require more paradigm control as you wont have a RAV COM only COM COM and RAV RAV. But it will allow you to deal more damage during chain breaks You need some MED levels cura curasa esuna and raise are good (you can use remedy and phoenix down, so esuna and raise is optional) You need some SAB on Serah, and dispel. Deprot and Deshell are useful but not required. SAB Role upgrades are also required as ATB gauge upgrades on both characters(least 2) You also need some SYN on Noel so he can at least prot shell vigilance you For accessories I used +mag on serah and +str on noel but you can use w/e At later game You can pick RAV RAV RAV/COM COM COM/RAV COM SEN and use those while it is healing or using buff if you can take some hits For paradigms: 1.MED MED SEN wide (use it as starter because you are gonna get hit as soon as the fight starts and you are gonna want to heal and provoke real fast) Use this whenever your HP bar drops lower then 50%, you can use it also to remove bad stats or revive characters, but ide suggest you use phoenix down and remedies as they are easy to farm and buy) 2.RAV RAV SEN cross (YOU MUST PUT IT ON CROSS else you character will go crazy and you really want to focus on one char at a time) use it to increase your chain you are gonna be using it A LOT... 3.COM RAV SEN cross (SAME AS ABOVE) Use it to damage once chain breaks or when chain starts dropping fast. 4.MED COM SEN Use this to heal a bit while keep chain gauge up, this can be used for minor healing or status removing 5.RAV COM COM cross (if you have ultima arrow and meteor Javelin. Use it as described on Omega but without swapping paradigms) You can use it to deal heavy damage during chain if you are killing lightning first (amodar second) You may have some HP problems without your sentinel since amodar hits hard and you will be juggling one enemy at a time. 6.SAB SYN SEN cross (ALSO MUST BE CROSS unless you plan on controlling serah only) Use it to dispel/debuff the character you are killing and buff up/remove debuffs, Unlike Omega, you will be using this quite a bit. Make sure you keep chain gauge up with ur debuffs single target. O============================================================================O | Lightning fight [C003] | O============================================================================O This fight is EASY, it will start hitting Serah, but soon your sentinel will provoke it. Heal up fast and swap to COM COM SEN, do one or two hits, swap to RAV RAV SEN and starts chaining up. when doing this swap, make sure the chain didnt drop to 0% between your last COM attack and your first RAV attack lands. You can use Triangle to attack faster (wont wait until ATB is full to execute command) and use range magic. That way chain gauge will drop slower and you can chain up with ur RAV. If you are having problems with this, change your RAV COM COM to RAV COM SEN and use that instead. Stagger it as soon as possible, Launch it and the fight will be over with a few hits O============================================================================O | Amodar fight [C004] | O============================================================================O Now things get tougher... Amodar is a real asshole and keeps using Area damage and fast heavy hits Not to mention using crazy debuffs, healing a lot with mediguard while lightning buffs him up When use use a paradigm in this fight for the first time, make sure you are targeting the right mob when you auto-battle. Acctually for this fight I suggest not using auto-battle at all Since the AI do some crazy shit sometimes like using thunder thunderstrike when you are trying to avoid getting close to the enemy because of area damage. It will start using area attacks, so make sure you are on MED MED SEN to absorb and heal the hits. Then swap to RAV COM SEN, do a few hits and RAV RAV SEN keep building chain and swapping between those. Keep in mind that sometimes they hit you with area spells and attacks and you go flying... so try not to risk too much wasting your chain gauge and keep hitting it with commandos once in a while. Whenever needed swap to MED MED SEN for heals, or MED COM SEN. And if you get hit by a lot of debuffs use remedy, MED COM SEN or SAB SYN SEN. If it has a lot of buffs, make sure you dispel and deprot before u stagger it. You dont want the char ur hitting to have prot on when ur going for the kill. Make sure you focus on ONE CHARACTER... be either Amodar or Lightning focus on ONE at a time. I'de suggest you focus on Amodar first as he's more dangerous and you probably want Lightning's crystal (you should kill the one you want the crystal for last so you will have less to worry when trying to feral kill it) Keep note that SAB also helps you with slowing the chain gauge decrease Once you break chain you can use RAV COM SEN to deal damage for a steady fight, but if you are a high roller like me... go for RAV COM COM instead and if you have ultima arrow and meteor javelin Hit it with all you got, and When the enemy is mid-air, make sure you keep it that way (time your attacks with your other character so when one char is recovering ATB the other is hitting), this may require you to wait a bit or triangle during action to make sure you got the right timing. That way Amodar will stay in the air for the whole chain duration and wont be able to attack you. If you did as I suggested and went for Amodar first. even better and unleash hell not forgetting to use feral link. Also make sure you kill it fast... because it heals. As long as you are dealing more damage then he's healing (that depends on how long you take to stagger and how hard you hit when you do) you will win this battle. It will require 1-5 launches before you can kill it depending on how fast you chain/stagger it and how strong your attacks are When chain break is over, recover and repeat until it dies. After Amodar is dead, Lightning will start using her nasty special, Army of One. If your SEN provoked her, it will hit him instead and shouldnt be able to kill it. Swap to MED MED SEN to heal it up and resume your chaining. Make sure she's not about to use it right before you stagger or you will waste a good part of it. Dont bother dispelling it. And a reminder... keep note of the paradigm shift bonus (ATB bar and feral link) as described on omega. You will need to make plenty use of this. swap to something, swap back to get ATB full O============================================================================O | Lightning Character [C004] | O============================================================================O Lightning is AWESOME... some say she's the one of the best rav in game... Ide say she's the best one... plus... after playing FFXIII... I dont think anyone would prefer to have a chocobo, a Cloudburst or Debris instead of our ubber hero. But your call... If you can get Lightning in the early game, the game will be a walk in the park as she is WAY stronger then any mob you can get up until end game. Her raw starting stats are already gigantic to a point you wont even need to level it to use it at that point of game. Lightning has VERY VERY high Magic and strenght. The stats itself is random but it is ALWAYS high. She's really fast and easy to level requiring a few crystals you can get from nanochus in the steppe Her feral link abilities is one of the best in game, allowing you to instantly increase chain by a lot during chain break. She has access to all tier 1 spells, all strike spells, all blitz spells, and Thundaga. She also has all the RAV passive abilities. And casts really fast. You can teach her the other tier II and III spells, add Vigor (feed her with maxed out early peakers commandos with low cost level 1 materials up until she has 99 com levels. You may want to go back to Bresha ruins farm hoplites, feed them with chips from chocolina and feed her up) Ide suggest feeding her: - tier II and III spells, and vigor - Strengh and Magic +35% (tonberry 24) (Bresha ruins 300af) - Attack: ATB Charge II (Yeoman lvl 1) (academia 500af), you can get it early with chocobo barbed specter or hedge frog if you dont want to wait until then - Stagger Maintenance II (Zwerg Metro 20) (augusta tower 200af) - Chain Bonus Boost II (pink Lily lvl 30) (Oerba 300af) - Quick Stagger (Narasimha lvl 1) (Yashas Massif 010 AF and 01X AF) or Fencer lvl 19 (Academia 400 AF, there's only 4 or 5 of them though) - Feral Speed II (Dragoon lvl 4 or Gancanagh lvl 1) (Augusta tower 300af and 200af) (Steppe) - Syphonboost When you add passive abilities, they follow a certain rank. Usually good abilities will have higher priority and wont be overwritten by new ones. To make sure you can keep the right abilities, lock the low priorities ones and unlock unwanted ones (by adding it again) to increase it's priority. O============================================================================O | Amodar Character [C005] | O============================================================================O I didnt get Amodar yet as I was focusing on beating the game, but I will add as soon as I have more data on it. O============================================================================O | Credits/Thanks [D000] | O============================================================================O O============================================================================O | Contact Info [E000] | O============================================================================O Kaji[WHT] firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to email me if you have final fantasy XIII-2 questions regarding this guide or have info I missed or that may be wrong.