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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Day 9

Claire Farnworth

Hope’s gift today is the Heartstealer garb which is a very nice garb with handy auto-abilities. Return to Luxerion and advance/complete Buried Passion and The Angel’s Tears . You can also open all highways via the Canvas of Prayers “Roadworks” quests. See the section in the guide for more details. These highways offer consistent access to the large-scale enemies for each region so if you are planning to exterminate them for the Last One or farm them, this is a good solution.

Day 9 is your final opportunity to farm Level 2 abilities from monsters (or rarely Level 1 abilities) that you wish to Level Boost. You will need a good number of them and some abilities will become invaluable in the final couple of days. The following table details how many you need and which enemies drop them:

**Lv 2 Ability** **Amount Needed** **Dropped By…**
Attack 6 Gorgonopsid (Dead Dunes), Rafflesia (Jagd Woods)
Beat Down 4 Desdemona (when staggered, Yusnaan Industrial Area)
Heavy Slash 6 Gorgonopsid (Dead Dunes), Anubys (exterior areas from 16:00 - 18:00)
Blitz 5 Reaver (highways)
Flamestrike 5 Zaltys, Dreadnought (highways)
Froststrike 5 Miniflan (Wildlands, Grasslands)
Sparkstrike 5 Vali (Wildlands)
Galestrike 5 Dryad (Jagd Woods, Rocky Crag)
Heat Blitz 5 Dreadnought (highways)
Electric Blitz 5 Hanuman (Wildlands)
Aero Blitz 5 Zomok (highways)
Ruin 5 Meonekton (exterior areas from 04:00 - 06:00)
Fire 5 Gremlin (common), Ectopudding (Eremite Plains, Temple of the Goddess)
Fira 7 Zaltys (highways)
Blizzard 5 Gremlin (common), Miniflan (Grasslands)
Blizzara 7 Chocobo Eater (highways)
Thunder 5 Gremlin (common), Vali (Wildlands)
Thundara 7 Hanuman (Wildlands)
Aero 5 Gremlin (common), Dryad (Jagd Woods, Rocky Crag)
Aerora 7 Gaunt (Luxerion Forsaken Graveyard), Zomok (highways)
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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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