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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

A Testing Proposition

Claire Farnworth
Difficulty 3*
Availability From Day 1
Location Slaughterhouse
Gil Obtained 3500
Item(s) Obtained Scholar’s Mortarboard, Nektar of the Gods
HP +120
Strength +8
Magic +12

This is a lengthy quest and requires a very specific way of completing it. Speak to Alchemist Velno in the store to the left of the Slaughterhouse entrance. She will ask you to test a concoction in battle and you must have a recovery item slot free to begin. Free up a space by selling/discarding an item.

You must keep the Nektar and use it in battle when Lightning has at least one status ailment. Make sure you switch to a schema that doesn’t have innate resistance to ailments. Once she has an ailment, simply use it as you would any recovery item. Return to Velno when you have completed this.

She will then ask you to test out Nektar Mk II which you need to use when Lightning is poisoned. The best way to do this is by fighting Gorgonopsid in Luxerion or Dead Dunes and have them attack you with Virulent Breath. Use the Nektar and then return to Velno.

The third conversation will result in yet another potion for you to test; the Mirakle Nektar. You need to be afflicted with three or more status ailments which isn’t always an easy task. The easiest way to do this is to fight Meonektons, Triffids, Chocobo Eaters, Earth Eaters and the like. When you have at least three ailments, use the Nektar (and bear in mind you need to finish the battle too) and then return once again to Velno. Sheesh.

The final step is to enter the Slaughterhouse and show off the Nektar of the Gods in front of a crowd. Simply use the potion at any point in the battle and then speak to Velno once more. You will now gain the Nektar of the Gods (Omega). It triggers Bravery, Faith and Regen and is a very useful item in tough battles so save it for then. You can also purchase additional supplies of it at a cost of 1280 gil each.

This is the hardest task to achieve. Find an enemy that loves to spam status ailments like the Triffids.

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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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