A complete guide for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
This is a complete guide for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13. Using this guide you will be able to unlock trophies/achievements, farm money/gils, find lists of key items and treasures, learn about the combat system, schema, tips and tricks for boss fights, soul seeds farming, head accessories locations and more.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a fitting end to the Lightning series. You can read our full review here. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII features a wide and open world, so make sure you are exploring each and every location.
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You can earn a lot of money/gils using the two video guides below:
Killing Cactuars in a beach will give you 200,000 Gils in an hour. Check out the video guide below.
You will see dark clouds in Lost Highway in Yusnaan from 4am to 6am. From the clouds infinite monsters will spawn and each of them will give you 15,000 Gils.
Key Items List:
Achievement and Trophy Guide:
Below you will find the complete guide for unlocking achievement and trophies in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The list also includes secret achievements and trophies.
Collect all trophies to unlock this platinum trophy.
The Savior’s Descent
It will be one of the first trophies you will unlock in the game, right after the tutorial.
The Hope of a Promise
You need to complete Story Quest 1-5 in Luxerion by completing a boss battle with Noel Kreiss. You can defeat her by using Thunder.
Hope at the Edge of Despair
You need to complete Story Quest 2-3 in Yusnaan by completing a boss battle with Snow Villiers. His weakness as the name suggests is fire.
The Mystery of the Clavis
You need to complete Story Quest 4-5 in The Dead Dunes by completing a boss battle with Grendel/Parandeus. You can defeat it by using the wind power.
An Appetite for Chaos
You need to complete Story Quest 3-3 in The Wildlands by completing a boss battle with Caius Ballad.
A Legend from Times Past
You need to defeat Bhunivelze in the final dungeon of Day 13/14. The complete video guide to defeat him is below:
Refer the Monster Bane trophy/achievement to unlock this.
A Father, a Son, and a Chocobo
You can unlock this trophy/achievement by following the steps below:
Deliverer of Salvation
Proof of clearing 5 side quests. It is a fine beginning, but the journey is still long. This is self explanatory. The following are the number of side quests you will find in each of the areas:
The Chocobo’s Savior
You will need to continuously feed the chocobo you found in quest 3-1. This will take place in quest 3-2. You need to keep feeding it until the trophy/achievement unlocks on its own. Some sources of food are sheep milk and choconamin.
You can unlock this trophy or achievement by hunting down more than 30 lizards in the shifting sands of the Dead Dunes. You will find lizards in Dead Dunes and although they are not your enemy you can still hit them. Kill thirty of them to unlock this one. Check out the video below.
As you must be aware your sword is broken and needs to be repaired. This is what exactly you are going to do here. You need to complete four trials which will boost the sword’s attack power to 4000. However nothing will get carried over to NG+.
Queen of the Arena
You need to win the Battle arena 10 times! One of the most easiest trophies/achievements to unlock.
The player needs to find 50 soul seeds in order to lock this trophy/achievement. In order to do so you need to find Chaos Zone, but before you fight the enemies here, the game will give you the opportunity to collect soul seeds. In short you need to find many more Chaos Zones. However there are better ways to farm soul seeds. First of all there is a bridge that inter connects all the four main regions in the game. If you manage to come here and the 9th and 13th day you will see a ton of Chaos Zones. But you need to complete the Globetrotter trophy for the chaos zones to appears. Another way is by completing a side quest titled Death Game. You will find this in Yusnaan. However in order to unlock this, you need to complete Gabble Suppression War in quest 2-2. The Death Game will put you under chaos zone, allowing you to collect souls seeds. The good thing is even if you complete the four hour limit and get thrown into the dungeon you wont’s lose the seeds you collected.
Proof of riding upon all of the great monorail lines that cross this shrinking world. Simple and self explanatory.
On day 9, you would be given three requests. Great Road 1, Great Road 2 and Great Road 3. Simply collect the two key items located in each location.
Improve your first weapon.
Improve your first shield.
Synthesize your first ability.
Upgrade your first accessory.
You need to equip a garb, shield, sword and abilities hence forming a schema. You need to do this many times before you unlock this trophy/achievement.
Change the color of the garb.
You need to modify a weapon or separate weapons 30 times.
You need to modify a shield or separate shields 30 times.
Speak to an ability vendor and it’s simple from here, perform 30 simple syntheses.
Expert Craftsman/ Head Accessories Locations
You need to find 30 accessories during the your first playthrough and then start the game again using New Game Plus and find those accessories again. Below are the locations for Head Accessories:
The Dead Dunes
You need to obtain 30 garbs. There are 82 different garbs in the game which you will come across during your playthrough in the game.
Obtain an elixir. You can buy this from Magic vendors by giving 100 soul seeds.
Garb of Destruction
Obtain the ultimate garb which filled with destructive magic. Refer Monster Bane below to know how you can unlock this trophy/achievement.
Check out the video guide below to know how you can unlock this trophy/achievement.
You need to defeat dragon Aeronite who roams in the Dead Dunes. Check out the video below to know how you can defeat this boss.
Hero of Might
Defeat 100 enemies in battle.
Hero of Glory
Defeat 300 enemies in battle.
Hero of Legend
Defeat 500 enemies in battle.
Do damage with 100,000 hits. You will unlock this naturally.
Stagger enemies 50 times with fearsome attacks. Self explanatory.
Miracle of Light
This trophy/achievement will unlock automatically once you have used a total of 50 EP.
You need to successful guard against an enemy’s attack with perfect timing.
Harbinger of Death
Proof of defeating your first Last One, the final specimen of a species on the verge of extinction. Check out the video guide below:
Note: This guide will updated once we have more information about the game.