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FINAL FANTASY XIII

Upgrade List

Titan's Trials

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Mechanical Components List

Titan's Trials
45 Neochu
hard use Kill
3 Moonblossom Seeds
(6k gil each)
50,000 exp
41 Tonberry hard
Tonberry Figurine
(28.5k gil)
31,900 exp 2 battles
38 Verdelet
5 Bomb Shells
9,000 exp 2 battles
46 Zirnitra
kinda hard
10 Bomb Cores
20,000 exp
42 Borgbear Hero
7 Bomb Cores
58,100 exp 5 battles
36 Amam
6 Bomb Shells
19,000 exp 2 battles
47 Raktavija
rav-rav-sab
10 Bomb Cores
25,000 exp
35 Gurangatch
5 Bomb Shells
2,700 exp
39 Ochu
2 Moonblossom Seeds
(6k gil each)
9,400 exp
51 Atticus hard
Mediate = sen-sen-sen
10 Bomb Cores
75,000 exp
37 Rafflesia
5 Bomb Shells
7,500 exp
48 Verdelet
10 Bomb Cores
4,000 exp
43 Borgbear Hero
7 Bomb Cores
30,760 exp 5 battles
40 Verdelet
5 Bomb Shells
2,000 exp
49 Tyrant
2 Crystal Oscillators
3,510 exp
44 Corrosive Custard
7 Bomb Shells
16,580 exp 2 battles
50 Humbaba
7 Bomb Cores
3,250 exp
  • MISSIONS NOT 5 STARRED
    • 60, 61, 62, 64
    • Missions not defeated
      • 64
  • UPGRADING
    • Start by raising the Experience Multiplier to 3x. Use the Organic Components (bone symbol). You can pick these up after battles as "Spoils" or "Drops" or buy then at "Creature Comforts". It takes 36 of these, slightly more of the others to max out the multiplier.
      • The most cost effective are
        • Sturdy Bones
        • Barbed Tails
        • Vibrant Oozes
      • The second tier of cost effective are
        • Otherworldly Bone
        • Diabolical Tail
        • Transparent Ooze
      • The Synthetic components (screw icon) decrease the Multiplier but have lots of Experience. There are many but some of the common ones are
        • Ultracompact Reactor 20,000 EXP
        • Particle Accelerator 2,400 EXP
        • Perfect Conductor 375 EXP
        • Bomb Cores 275 EXP
        • Superconductor 200 EXP
        • Crankshaft 107 EXP
      • Early in the game all you have access to is Crankshaft.
      • Don't waste experience on a weapon that will be maxed out in 100 XP.
    • Money components say "can be sold for a premium". Use the money to buy the other components. Credit Chips and Premium Chips are worth more in Gil than XP.
    • Catalysts icons look like rocks and upgrade weapons and accessories to another level.
    • The Weapon level caps are, depending on the weapon, about 26 for first level and about 61 for second level.
    • Accessory caps are about 10.
  • FARMING FOR SPOILS AND DROPS
    • A good place to farm for Credit and Incentive chips is on the PSICOM aerial ship, the PALAMECIA. You can go back and forth on the CREW CORRIDORS, particulary the SHORT FLIGHT DECK. If you focus you can get 25 to 30 Incentive chips an hour and about that many Credit chips.
    • In Chapter 11 on Gran Pulse, Mission 7. It's located at Yaschas Massif -- The Paddraean Archaeopolis. The Cie'th Stone and the Mark are right next to each other. You get 5 bomb cores every time and Tetradic Crowns or Tetradic Tiaras periodically. Bomb cores are lots of experience. Teradics Tiaras sell for 40,000 gil or can be dismantled into Sprint Shoes. There is a Cei'th Waystone right outside.
    • In the Eastern Tors in the north of Archylte Steppe sits 3 Adamanchelid (the smaller of the elephant sized turtles). They can be worked for Gold Dust and Scarletite. It comes very slow. I got 3 in 4 hours.
    • Mission 18 at Mah'habara -- Twilit Cavern. The Cie'th Waysone and the Mark are in the same room. You get 4 Piezoelectric Elements and he's easy. A Piezoeletric is about 1/2 a Bomb Core in experience value.
    • There is a Juggernaut in the Mah'habara -- Dusktide Grotto. He rejuvinates. His Rare Drop is a Particle Accelerator.
    • Mission 24, Taejin's Tower, 5th Tier. The Mark is in the same room. You get a Moonblossom Seed. It sells for 6,000 gil. Enter from a private elevator on the Fourth Tier.
    • Mission 25 -- Taejin's Tower -- 6 Bomb Cores -- The Cie'th Stone (statue) is on the 6th level and the Mark is ont the 5th. Use the stairs in the next room. Just run by the vampires.
    • Mission 27 -- Taejin's Tower -- 6 Bomb Cores -- The Cie'th Stone (statue in this case) is on the 6th level and the Mark is on the 5th. If you bypass the elevator you can skip a Tryant wi a Centaurian Blade. You have to deal with a coupe Vampires and a Varcolaci but they are a lot less time consuming than the Tryant. Use the stairs in the next room from the statue. If you take on the Tryant start by buffing up with your Synergist.
    • In Edan just before you warp to Orphan's Cradle there is a gauntlet of Sacrifices. The drop Scarletite and perfume. There is also 5 Inquisiters who drop perfume.
    • As soon as you enter Orphan's Cradle you get 7 more Sacrifices.
    • Mission 34 -- Haerii Archaeopolis -- 7 Bomb Cores -- rare drop is a Tonberry Figurine
    • Titan's Trials -- Missions 41 & 45 -- the Tonbery Figurine is 28.5k gil. 3 Moonblossom Seeds is 18k gil. That is 1/3 the 150k gil of a Platinum Ingot, guaranteed. Unfortunatly never a trapezohedron.
    • Mission 63: Defeat the Adamantortoise the first time and get a 'Gengi Glove'. Each time there after get a 60,000 gil Gold Nugget. You can still get Platinum Ingots or a Trapezohedron too. It's just a long way between the Mission Origin and the Mark.
  • TRAPEZOHEDRON
    • Vanille casts Death Spell on Oretoise (except Long Gui). Need 2 medics or one and a synergist. When Staggered, Death does 99,999 damage. Cast Faith and Vigilance on Vanille.
    • When Eidolons appear they automatically cut the legs out from under Oretoise. Then and only then can deprotect, deshell and imperil be cast. Death works much better then. The down side is that it takes 3 TCP and you max out at 5. In between every attempt you must go fight little guys to buff TCP.
    • Some 3rd level wepons from Vanille and Fang return 3 trapezohedron when dismantled at full strength.
  • CAUTIONS
    • When you get to Gran Pulse, "Mythral Bangles" (armour) are 15,000 gil. The Urinite to upgrade from a Gold Bangle to Mythral is 45,000 gil. There were other upgrade expenses that take it to well over 100,000 gil to upgrade. Don't over armour before you get here.
    • Don't upgrade the Collectors Catalog to a Connoisseur Catalog. Farming Eastern Tors in the Archylte Steppe offers lots of Gold Dust. The Collector Catalog increases the Gold Dust take by 50%. The Connoisseur Catalog doesn't seem to help the Gold Dust take and only increases the Scarletite take by 10%, hardly noticable. Eventually you need more of the Gold Dust.
    • You don't get a full compliment of atb bars until you get your Eidolon. Vanille's doesn't get her's until Mah'habara -- Flower-filled Fissure, shortly after Mission 19.
    • After Oerba, before Eden, you fight Barthandelus, the main fal'Cie. After you beat him your Crysterium expands again. This is where Vanille gets the Death Spell. Just before Fang gets her Taming Pole.
    • Lightning gets Lionheart when you get to Edan.
    • You get a fourth Accessory Slot when you win the game.
    • Mah'habara -- An Asylum From Light: there is a door I can't get through and a ledge I can't reach.
  • WEAPONS
    • Quick look:
      • Lightning: Lionheart (Quick Stagger)
      • Sazh: Procyons (Stagger Maintenance), Deneb Duellers (nothing special but good magic)
      • Snow: Power Circle (nothing special but great strength)
      • Hope: Hawkeye (good magic), Vidofnir (buffs last longer), Otshirvani (Siphon Bost).
      • Vanille: Belladonna Wand (Improved Debuffing)
      • Fang: Taming Pole (Stagger Lock but great strength and magic), Bladed Lance (good general purpose weapon).
    • Big look:
    • Lightning -- Every Tier 2 weapon requires a Trapezohedron to evolve into Tier 3.
      • Lionheart -- first item sphere in Eden
        • Tier 1: EXP: 63,060 Catalyst: Scarletite Tier 2: Ultima Weapon
        • Tier 2-3: EXP to Max: 221,900 Omega Weapon EXP: 1,482,487
      • Blazefire Sabre -- starting weapon
        • Tier 1: EXP: 24,600 Catalyst: Perovskite Tier 2: Flamberge
        • Tier 2-3: EXP to Max: 445,950 Omega Weapon EXP: 1,296,897
      • Gladius --
        • Tier 1: EXP: 54,800 Catalyst: Uraninite Tier 2: Helter-Skelter
        • Tier 2-3: EXP to Max: 332,560 Omega Weapon EXP: 1,380,087
      • Axis Blade --
        • Tier 1: EXP: 66,750 Catalyst: Adamantite Tier 2: Enkindler
        • Tier 2-3: EXP to Max: 280,830 Omega Weapon EXP: 1,419,867
    • Sazh
      • Antares Deluxes -- ravagers and decent synergists -- item sphere by save point before Leviathan Plaze (where the jaggernauts are) in Eden.
      • Vega 42s -- starting weapon
      • Rigels -- stagger lock -- item sphere in first room with two berserkers in The Fifth Ark. Rank 4. Stagger Lock but great maximums.
      • Deneb Duellers -- good magic -- item sphere in lake bresha, right after leaving snow
      • Aldebarens -- no strength, all magic -- Gigamesh shop only
      • Spica Defenders -- Synergist weapons
    • Hope -- Every Tier 2 weapon requires a Trapezohedron to evolve into Tier 3.
      • Otshirvani -- Medic and Ravager -- will make him much quicker, especially when attacking a staggered enemy. -- Second item sphere after leaving the skywalk in Eden, guarded by a Proto-behemoth
        • Tier 1: EXP: 66,750 Catalyst: Scarletite Tier 2: Urubutsin
        • Tier 2-3: EXP: 221,600, Nue EXP: 1,276,352
      • Vidofnir -- Synergist -- good magic and buff-enhancing property and synthesis group are unmatched. -- Item sphere at the end of a rail not long before fighting the Ushumgal Subjugator in Palumpolum
      • Hawkeye -- Early in the game -- take advantage of the greater magic and Magic Defense synthesis group before its lack of special property makes one of the other weapons more appealing later on. -- Second item sphere in The Gapra Whitewood
        • Tier 1: EXP: 66,750 Catalyst: Scarletite Tier 2: Hresvelgr
        • Tier 2-3: EXP: 221,600, Nue EXP: 1,276,352
      • Airwing --
        • Tier 1: EXP: 22,440 Catalyst: Uraninite Tier 2: Skycutter
        • Tier 2-3: EXP: 168,600, Nue EXP: 1,364,042
      • Ninurta --
        • Tier 1: EXP: 33,000 Catalyst: Perovskite Tier 2: Jatayu
        • Tier 2-3: EXP: 437,550, Nue EXP: 1,084,532
    • Vanille
      • Belladonna Wand -- sabateur -- second item sphere in The Sunleth Waterscape
      • Pearlwing Staff -- highest magic of any weapons -- first item sphere in Lake Bresha
      • Healer's Staff -- healer -- sphere on the series of cutbacks leading up to the Midlight Reaper in Nautilus
    • Snow
      • Power Circle --
      • Sacrificail Circle -- awesome strength and magic but low HP for attacker as well as a Sentinel -- Gilgamesh shop only
      • Umbra -- HP and Ward if solely a Sentinel -- Item sphere in The Palamecia, before fight with Barthandelus in the large room with extendable walkways.
      • Feymark -- high magic no strength, only where Ultimate Magic sythesis group -- in hallway where enemies come out of the walls in The Fifth Ark
    • Fang
      • Pandoran Spear
      • Taming Pole -- Commando only because of Stagger Lock -- item sphere guarded by Vetala on bridge after Oerba on Gran Pulse
      • Gae Bolg -- Sentinel use -- item sphere in Palumpolum, on way to help Hope
  • ACCESSORIES (Item, Levels, XP, Catalyst)
    • MAIN ACCESSORIES
      • Strength
        • Power Wristband 6 4,720 Cobalite
        • Brawler's 11 29,480, Uraninite
        • Warrior's 11 44,220 Scarletite
        • Power Glove 11 58,960 (14,740 from lvl 9) Dark Matter
        • Kaiser Knuckles 11 14,740
      • Magic
        • Magician's Mark 6 4,720 Cobalitite
        • Shaman's Mark 11 29,480 Uraninite
        • Sorceerer's Mark 11 44,220 Scarletite
        • Weirding Glph 11 58,960 (14,740 from lvl 9) Dark Matter
        • Magistral Crest11 14,740
      • Resist Physical 10% - 30%
        • Black Belt 6 4,380 Uraninite
        • General's Belt 11 27,420 Adamanitite
        • Champion's Belt 11 13,710
      • Resist Magic 10% - 30%
        • Rune Bracelet 6 4,380 Uraninite
        • Witch's Bracelet 11 27,420 Adamanitite
        • Magus' Bracelet 11 14,000
      • Resist Damage 5% - 20%
        • Royal Armlet 11 21,880 Dark Matter
        • Imperial Armlet 6 10,800
      • Haste
        • Hermes Sandals 2 600 Perovskite
          • dismantle Tetradic Crown★
        • Sprint Shoes 2 1,500
          • dismantle Tetradic Tiara★
      • Nibmletoe Boots 2 700
      • Cast Protect, Shell, Veil, and Vigalance at sart of battle
        • Tetradic Crown★ 2 1,000 Scarletite
        • Tetradic Tiara★ 2 2,000
      • First Strike
        • Whistlewind Scarf 2 350 Rhodochrosite
        • Aurora Scarf 2 525
        • DO NOT UPGRADE TO Nimbletoe Boots
      • Critical / Auto Veil (protection from status ailments)
        • Watchman's Amulet 2 600 Perovskite
        • Shrouding Talisman 2 1,500
      • Critical / Auto Shell (protection from magic)
        • Auric Amulet 2 600 Perovskite
        • Soulfont Talisman 1 1,500
      • Critical / Auto Protecy (protection from physical)
        • Guardian Amulet 2 600 Perovskite
        • Shield Talisman 2 1,500
      • Catalogs
        • Collector Catalog (increase common drops 50%) 2 1,050 Mnar Stone
          • Keep at least one
        • Connoisseur Catalog (increase special drops 10%) 1 1050
      • Goddess's Favor: rapid recovery 2 1,800
      • Genji Glove: uncapped damage 2 11,250
    • HIT POINTS: Bangles
      • Iron
      • Silver
      • Tungsten
      • Titanium
      • Gold
      • Mythril 16 22,600 Mnar Stone
      • Platinum 21 75,390 Scarletite
      • Diamond 26 143,2000 (67,810 from lvl 18) Adamantite
      • Adamant 36 331,065 (187,865 from lvl 23) Dark Matter
      • Wurtzite 51 459,435
    • RESIST ELEMENTALS
      • RINGS: Ember, Frost, Spark, Aqua, Zephyr, Clay 2, 4, 6
        • Levels 6, 6, 6
      • CHARMS: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Water, Wind, Earth 5
        • Levels 2
      • Twenty-sided Die 7
        • Levels 2
    • STATUS EFFECTS
      • Saint's Amulet Blessed Tailsman
      • Giant's Glove, Glass Buckle, Metal Armband, Serenity Sachet, Glass Org, Star Pendant, Pearl Necklace, Warding Talisman, Pain Dampener, White Cape, Rainbow Anklet, Cherub's Crown, Ranks 3, 5
        • Levels 6, 11
      • Entite Ring 5, Goddess's Favor 6
        • Levels 16, 2
      • Ribbon, 9, Super Ribbon 10
        • Levels 6, 6
    • AUTO-CAST
      • Amulet/Talisman, Brooch/Earring, Ranks 2, 5.
        • Levels 2, 2
    • MISCELLANEOUS
      • Survivalist Catalog 5 (shroud scavenger)
        • Levels 2
      • Hunter's Friend 5, Speed Sash 6, Energy Sash 7
        • Levels 2, 2, 2
      • Growth Egg 8
        • Levels 2
    • UNRELATED OTHERS
      • Gold Watch 3, Champion's Badge 4, Doctor's Code 2
        • Levels 2, 2, 2

map of Cie'th Stones

Location of Chocabo Treasure Finds. They are at five random locations per load. The Chocabo will look in the directon of the find. map of chocabo treasure finds

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