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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Part 1

Claire Farnworth

Revenge Is Sweet

Difficulty 1*
Availability Complete “An Evil Savior” main quest Day 1
Quest Item(s) Needed Niblet Hairball x 6
Gil Obtained 80
Item(s) Obtained Cute Heart
HP +10
Strength +1

Niblets can be found all over Nova Chrysalia and frequently drop Hairballs. Simply kill enough so you have 6 (and save them) then return them to the Canvas board.

Gift of Gratitude

Difficulty 1*
Availability Complete “An Evil Savior” quest Day 1.
Quest Items Needed Tattered Leather x 8
Gil Obtained 120
Item(s) Obtained Rangda Crest, Levak Crest
HP +10
Magic +1

Tattered Leather is dropped by Gremlins who are widely spread throughout Nova Chrysalia. You will soon acquire the necessary amount during your normal travels so there is no reason to go out of your way.

Inventive Seamstress

Difficulty 1*
Availability Complete “An Evil Savior” quest Day 1
Quest Item(s) Needed Liquid Glass x 3
Gil Obtained 200
Item(s) Obtained Noonblue Butterfly
HP +10
Strength +1
Magic +1

Liquid Glass is a common drop from Meonektons. These beasts replace other monsters during the hours of 04:00 - 06:00 every day. They can be a grind to kill on Day 1 and may be left until you are much stronger. You will encounter many so don’t go out of your way.


Difficulty 3*
Availability Complete “Gift of Gratitude” Canvas quest
Quest Item(s) Needed Niblet Hairball x 60, Tattered Leather x 80
Gil Obtained 1800
Item(s) Obtained Tinkling Bell, Crystal Feather
HP +40
Strength +2
Magic +5

This quest will probably not be able to be completed until fairly late in the game once you have killed nearly all Niblets and Gremlins. Do not go out of your way because you should have killed enough during the natural course of the game. The Ether reward is best left to acquire during the latter days when you need it most.

A Song For God

Difficulty 1*
Availability From Day 3
Quest Item(s) Needed Demon Spicule x 3
Gil Obtained 180
Item(s) Obtained Snowy Spirit Wings, Masquerade Mask
HP +10
Strength +1

The easiest way to find this item is to kill the Gaunt monsters in the Forsaken Graveyard. You must have completed chapter 1-3 to gain access. You can also encounter Gaunts in the Temple Ruins underneath the Dead Dunes.

Slay The Machine

Difficulty 1*
Availability From Day 3
Quest Item(s) Needed Motor Coil x 5
Gil Obtained 150
Item(s) Obtainesd Celebrity’s Charm
HP +10
Strength +!

You can find the necessary items from the Gertrude enemy in Luxerion. They only appear in the Warren which only opens between 00:00 - 06:00 though these are replaced by Meonektons at 04:00. Plan any trips to the Warren early so you can include them.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    8 April 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Claire Farnworth

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The world has moved on. Time is no more. People do not age but they can still die from accidents or murder. And so, the population has slowly dwindled and there remains only four main areas left in the world. Lightning awakes from her crystal slumber with one task: to save as many souls as she can before the world ends in thirteen days.

Join us as we scour every corner of Nova Chrysalia from the Wildlands to the Dead Dunes and back again.

In the main guide:

  • A complete guide as to the best way to complete each main quest, side quest and in what order.
  • Complete side quest and Canvas of Prayers sections.
  • Full Ultimate Lair walkthrough with optimal strategy for Ereshkigal.
  • Aeronite strategy and video.
  • Trophy and achievement guide.
  • HD videos with commentary.

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