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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Born From Chaos

Claire Farnworth
Difficulty 3*
Availability After main quest chapter 1-2 on Day 1.
Location Warehouse District
Gil Obtained 6000
Item(s) Obtained Brigand’s Tricorne, Pendragon
HP +120
Strength +12
Magic +10

A Chaos Infused Zomok is quite a stern test of your skills at this early stage but can be accomplished. You should focus on equipping as many Thunder -imbued abilities and spells as you can, notably the Electronica schema, Thundara on Passion Rouge and Sparkstrike on Nocturne. Equip the Thunderbird Bracelet and the Stormbane Choker because Zomok’s attacks are primarily Wind based and the Battleaxe of the Believer can really help too.

Start by debuffing Zomok with Deshell and Deprotect while guarding any attacks he throws out. You can perfect guard him quite easily as his attacks are fairly slow. Switch to Electronica and throw out some Thunder spells. If you see him attack with Stormfront , quickly shift to whichever schema you equipped with the Stormbane Choker to minimise the damage.

By now his Stagger Wave should be red so switch to Nocturne and attack with Sparkstrike to stagger him. If the debuffs have finished, quickly debuff him again and then carry on attacking with Thunder abilities to make him reach level two of his stagger. He will be almost completely out of action now so switch Nocturne and unleash Overclock. You can remove a huge chunk of HP that way.

The worst of Heavenly Storm can also be avoided by walking right to the edge of the battlefield.

After he gets up he usually lets rip with Heavenly Storm so you must be switched to the schema with the Stormbane Choker to block it. If you have Guard Level 2 equipped here you can just guard and block pretty much all damage until it’s finished. He gets a little more aggressive and starts using Stampede but you can easily achieve a perfect guard and send him straight into another stagger.

Resume your assault on his Stagger Wave and keep repeating your attacks. When you stagger him again, unleash a final Overclock to finish him off and collect your reward. Your stats get a significant boost from this achievement!

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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.

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  • Trophy and achievement guide.
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