FF XIII-2(Weapon Guide) by FinalFantasyLife
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Name of game:  Final Fantasy XIII-2 (EU)
Type of guide: Crystarium & GIL Farming, In Depth FAQ
Platform:      Xbox 360
Version:       V1.0
Author:        Ian Cowan (SRGDUCK) Cowan_ger (at) Hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

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Section 01 Updates                                         [SEC1] 
Section 02 Introduction                                    [SEC2]
Section 03 Purpose of FAQ                                  [SEC3]
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Section 04 What is Farming                                 [SEC4]
Section 05 Crystarium Point Farming                        [SEC5]
Section 06 Gil Farming                                     [SEC6]
Section 07 Monsters/Items                                  [SEC7]

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Section 08 Q&A                                             [SEC8]
Section 09 Legal                                           [SEC9]
Section 10 Credits                                         [SEC10]



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Version - 0.1
15 February 2012 - Guide Started. 

Version - 1.0
17 February 2012 - Added some extra farming methods and items.

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INTRODUCTION                                                           SEC2
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Welcome to my Crystarium/Gil Farming FAQ
Right name Hi Iím Ian Cowan aka SRGDUCK; I have made this FAQ to enhance 
your experience within Final Fantasy XIII-2. 

PS. This is my first FAQ so I hope that itís as good to you as it is to me.

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PURPOSE OF FAQ                                                         SEC3
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The purpose of this FAQ is to supply you with the best possible farming areas 
within the game to maximize CP and/or Gil gain I will go over the areas in 
great detail.

I will also go over Noteworthy: Items, Fragment Skills and Monsters to 
make the farming process as smooth and quick as possible.  

Please Note that this guide is based on you having completed the game 
however I will note any locations that I find to be a good place to farm 
pregame. 

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WHAT IS FARMING                                                        SEC4
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What is Farming? Well farming is a process of you killing or doing the same 
thing over and over again to achieve something in this case itís to get 
Crystarium Points and Gil. 

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CRYSTARIUM POINT FARMING                                               SEC5
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Right now to the FAQ here is where I believe to be the best places for CP
gain.

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Academia-400AF
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Ok this is one of the best places. The reason is the frequency of battles 
you get one every 20 or so seconds and they last about 20 seconds POST GAME.

Recommended Setup: 
COM/COM/COM 

This can be done the first time you come here but it just takes longer 
I was averaging about 40secsó110secs per battle.

Now the Math 
With an average encounter of about 1-2 Taxim and 3-4 Nelapsi or 6-7 Nelapsi.

The CP per battle is within the region of 400-700 which is a 
fair amount giving the fact you get that so quickly also if you have the 
Rolling in CP Fragment skill you get x2 CP so thatís 800-1400 per battle.

So if we have a battle every 20 or so seconds and they last 20 seconds 
then we get a return Without x2 CP estimated [36,000-76,000] Per hour 
with the x2 fragment we get [72,000-126,000] per hour

Now Iím not sure but if someone can confirm this before I do does the x2 
CP skill stack with the Green Chocobo equivalent?
IF so the maximum gain is [144,000]-[252,000]

Give or take it should only take you about 4-7 hours Post Game to achieve 
level 99 in all roles doing this Technique with x2 CP.

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Yaschas Massif 100AF/110AF
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Recommended Setup:
RAV/RAV/COM 
COM/COM/COM

Whats needed: Rolling in CP fragment skill & Battle mania fragment skill.

Now what you need to do once in Yaschas Massif goto the area witht the 
searchlights. What you are looking for is the rare behemoth (Narasimha)
Now be careful this guy can be a little hard to take down, Once dead he
offers between 3000-4000 CP with the fragment skill. So gains are about 
80,000-120,000 CP per hour assuming the battles last 60 seconds.

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Oerba 400AF
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Whats needed Battle mania fragment skill, Rolling in CP fragment skill and 
Durable collectors catalog x2

You can do this fight without any of the above just not recommended.

Enemy: Raspital
Location: Rare spawn Oerba 400AF

Recommened Setup: 
1.COM/COM/COM
2.RAV/RAV/COM
3.SAB/SAB/SYN
4.MED/MED/MED

I highly recommend you get all roles to lvl99 before taking on this enemy.

Raspital summons minions that get stronger the longer the fight lasts so be 
quick the fight good news this guy can be debufffed quite alot so start off 
with 3 debuff him until they all stick, heal with 4 if needed once he is 
debuffed switch to 2 get the stagger guage up once he staggered, worh the 
guage to 800% then switch to 1 if you dont kill him in one stagger rince 
and repeat, The fight should only take about 3-6 mins Late postgame.

Raspital gives 50,000 CP and 150,000 Gil just for killing him he also drops 
Scarletite x3 just be prepared for a challenge if you are not prepared.

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GIL FARMING                                                            SEC6
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Here are the best places I have found so far for GIL Farming.

I wont note Raspital method here as its already covered above.

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Bresha Ruins-100AF
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This area has the infamous Don Tonberry !!!!NOTE RARE SPAWN!!!! so if 
you are going to farm this enemy please come with the Battle Mania 
Fragment Skill (Increases spawn rate of rare monsters)also, 
If you have x2 Durable Collectors Catalogs perfect if not doesnít 
matter too much. 

Recommended Setup COM/RAV/RAV Stagger Don Tonberry then go all out 
With COM/COM/COM And Heal Using MED/MED/MED if Necessary.

Now to the good stuff with the increased spawn rate this 
guy isnít hard to find. What does Don Tonberry offer well he is fairly 
easy to take down Post Game about 30seconds-100seconds, now he drops 
18,360 GIL with Catalog and Item Scarletite 20% Drop Chance, 
With the catalogs itís a 99% drop chance around 1-2 per kill 
It sells for 17,000 GIL or 18,700 the latter is if you have the 
Increased sell to shops fragment skill. He also drops Hermes Sandals 3% 
Rare Drop chance which sells for 10,000 or 11,000 you can get about 
37,360 GIL per battle or a maximum of 55,760. 

Minimum-Maximum gain per hour 1.482.400 GIL - 2,223,600 GIL.

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MONSTERS AND ITEMS                                                     SEC7
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 GREEN CHOCOBO: 
 ABILITY: CPx2, 
 ROLE: Medic
 Where to Find Yaschas Massif 100AF/110AF
 Recruit rate 15%
 
!!!Note!!! you donít get this ability until the Chocobo gets to level 99 
so get ready to get a lot of GIL and spend away to get him to level 99. 
Only do this if you donít have the Fragment equivalent, 
Unless they stack To Be Confirmed.

 GOLDEN CHOCOBO
 ROLE: Commando 
 Where to Find: Dying World 700AF

Location, Hidden treasure ball north of bridge leading to western area
!!!Note!!! Please level this Chocobo to Level 45 before doing the 
Chocobo Races makes it 10* easier.

 COLLECTORS CATALOG/DURABLE COLLECTORS CATALOG:

What they do: Increased item drop, increased GIL and increased rare item 
drop STACKS! 

This item helps a lot with getting Maximum GIL gain per fight for example 
Don Tonberry.

How to get: You need to win the Chocobo Races, Use the Golden Chocobo for 
this. Go to Serendipity then race your Chocobo to the Falície class which 
is the final class I believe, Once there you will want to select the race 
ďDahakaís StakeĒ Win this race two times and vola you have two Catalogs. 

Once you have both you need to upgrade them with 
4x Sunpetal found on Microchu in Archylte Steppe ???AF During wet weather 
on the west side and 4x Phoenix Blood buy from Serendipityís shop for 
1600 chips (16000 GIL) once completed buy Durable Collectors Catalog from 
Chocolina 30,000 GIL each with haggler fragment skill.

 BATTLE MANIA FRAGMENT SKILL:

How to get: To get this skill you need to get 100% map completion in all 
areas and return to Miss Horizon in Academia 400AF once her 
Mission is completed return to the Mystic in Serendipity and collect skill.


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Most questions that people email me with relevance to this FAQ will be 
posted here with my response.

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LEGAL                                                                  SEC9
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This document is Copyright (c) Ian Cowan (SRGDUCK)

This FAQ was written to help all who read it with a no profit intention.
This guide is to be hosted at GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) and any other
websites which have received permission from the author.

If you would like to host the Guide then feel free to email me, Please note 
that you will not be allowed to change any characters within the guide.

Thanks 
Ian Cowan

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CREDITS                                                               SEC10
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Here is where I give due credit to all those who have made this guide 
possible.

Square Enix: For making this game
GameFAQs: For hosting this guide
YOU: For reading this guide
Microsoft: For supplying the program to write this on

Anyone else who deserves credit will be noted here.

Thanks all for reading 

Regards Ian Cowan(SRGDUCK)