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Farming Guide

Name of game:  Final Fantasy XIII-2 (EU)
Type of guide: Crystarium & GIL Farming, In Depth FAQ
Platform:      Xbox 360
Version:       V 1.3
Author:        Ian Cowan (SRGDUCK) 
Email:         Cowan_ger (at) Hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

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Section 01 Updates                                         [SEC1] 
Section 02 Introduction                                    [SEC2]
Section 03 Purpose of FAQ                                  [SEC3]
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Section 04 What is Farming                                 [SEC4]
Section 05 Crystarium Point Farming                        [SEC5]
Section 06 Gil Farming                                     [SEC6]
Section 07 Monsters,Items and Fragment Skills              [SEC7]
Section 08 Monster Material Farming                        [SEC8]
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Section 09 Q&A                                             [SEC9]
Section 10 Legal                                           [SEC10]
Section 11 Credits                                         [SEC11]

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UPDATES                                                                SEC1
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Version - 0.1
15 February 2012 - Guide Started. 

Version - 1.0
17 February 2012 - Added some extra farming methods and items.

Version - 1.1 
20 February 2012 - Neatened up the whole FAQ, added Monster material farming.

Version - 1.2
24 February 2012 - Added more farming locations, added all Monster material 
locations and added a few more Fragment skills and monsters.

Version - 1.3 
01 March 2012 - Added extra material location, fixed few spelling mistakes.

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INTRODUCTION                                                           SEC2
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Welcome to my Crystarium/Gil Farming FAQ

Right name Hi I’m Ian Cowan aka SRGDUCK. I have made this FAQ to enhance 
your experience within Final Fantasy XIII-2. 

PS. This is my first FAQ so I hope that it’s as good to you as it is to me.

Websites allowed to host this guide:

www.Gamefaqs.com
www.supercheats.com
www.neoseeker.com


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PURPOSE OF FAQ                                                         SEC3
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The purpose of this FAQ is to supply you with the best possible farming areas 
within the game. To maximize CP and/or Gil gain I will go over the areas in 
great detail.

I will also go over Noteworthy: Items, Fragment Skills and Monsters to 
make the farming process as smooth and quick as possible.  

Please Note that this guide is based on you having completed the game 
however I will note any locations that I find to be a good place to farm 
pregame. 

Also if anyone has any farming tips and would like to share them then I will
be happy to add them here and give full credit to the contributor.

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WHAT IS FARMING                                                        SEC4
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What is Farming? Well farming is a process of you killing or doing the same 
thing over and over again to achieve something. In this case it’s to get 
Crystarium Points and Gil. 

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CRYSTARIUM POINT FARMING                                               SEC5
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Right now to the FAQ here is where I believe to be the best places for CP
gain.

All farming locations Ive noted here is expected to be done Postgame. 

Now that being said you should have atleast 3-4 roles at lvl 99 to complete
most of the locations mentioned.

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Academia-400AF
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Enemy: Taxim, Nelapsi.

Recommended Setup: 
COM/COM/COM 

Whats Needed: Rolling in CP fragment skill & Encounter Master Skill.

This can be done the first time you come here but it just takes longer 
I was averaging about 40secs—110secs per battle.

Method: With an average encounter of about 1-2 Taxim and 3-4 Nelapsi or 
6-7 Nelapsi. The CP per battle is within the region of 800-1400 which is a 
fair amount giving the fact you get that so quickly. 

So if we have a battle every 20 or so seconds and they last 20 seconds 
then we get a return with the x2 CP fragment [72,000-126,000] per hour.


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Yaschas Massif 01XAF
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Enemy: Narasimha (Behemoth)

Recommended Setup:
1.RAV/RAV/COM 
2.COM/COM/COM
3.MED/MED/MED

Whats Needed: Rolling in CP fragment skill, Battle mania fragment skill
and Encounter Master Skill.
Location: Area with the searchlights in Yaschas Massif.

Now be careful this guy can be a little hard to take down quickly stagger
using 1 then finish with 2 heal with 3 if needed. 

Once dead he offers between 3000-4000 CP with x2 CP fragment skill. 
So gains are about 80,000-120,000 CP per hour assuming the battles last 
60 seconds.

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Oerba 400AF
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I highly recommend you get most roles 4+ to lvl99 before taking on this enemy.

Enemy: Raspital

Recommened Setup: 
1.COM/COM/COM
2.RAV/RAV/COM
3.SAB/SAB/SYN
4.MED/MED/MED

Whats needed: Battle mania fragment skill, Rolling in CP fragment skill,
Durable collectors catalog x2 also Encounter Master Skill.

This fight can be done without any skills just he will be hard to locate.

Location: Rare spawn Oerba 400AF usually found on the beach.

Stragety: I would start off with 3 and start debuffing him with Deprotect,
Deshell and Imperil. Once completed switch to 2 and build up the stagger 
guage. When he is staggared switch to 1 and run is HP down rinse and repeat
if necessary. 

!!!Note!!! He will summon minions from time to time just kill 
them and back to work on Raspital. ETA 3-5 mins

Spoils: Raspital gives 50,000 CP and 150,000 Gil just for killing him. He 
also drops Scarletite x3 so this makes for one of the best places to farm CP
and Gil late Postgame.

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GIL FARMING                                                            SEC6
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Here are the best places I have found so far for GIL Farming.

I wont note Raspital method here as its already covered above.

!!!NOTE!!! Proto Fal'cie adam (paradox) is a good method who is noted in 
monster material farming section.

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Bresha Ruins-100AF
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3+ Role levels at 99 for this one

Enemy: Don Tonberry

Whats needed: Battle mania fragment skill,Durable collectors catalog x2 and
Encounter Master Skill.

Recommended Setup 
1.COM/RAV/RAV 
2.COM/COM/COM  
3.MED/MED/MED 

Location: Anywhere in the ruins. Rare spawn.

Stragety: Start with 1 work the stagger guage once staggered switch to 2
heal using 3 if required. ETA 30-100 Seconds.

Spoils: Don Tonberry drops 18,360 Gil per fight He also has a 99% chance of 
dropping Scarletite sells for 18,700 with haggler. This assumes you are using
Durable collectors catalog x2. 

Total Gains: 37,360 GIL per battle or a maximum of 55,760. 

Minimum-Maximum gain per hour 1.482.400 GIL - 2,223,600 GIL.

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Archylte Steppe-???AF Stormy Weather
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Be around 4+ role levels at 99 to farm Yomi effectivly.

Enemy: Yomi 

Whats needed: Durable collectors catalog x2.

Recommended Setup
1.COM/COM/COM
2.RAV/RAV/COM
3.MED/SEN/MED
4.SAB/SYN/SYN

Stragety: Right what you want to do is open up with 2 try and get a quick 
stagger if you can swich to 1 and burn him down. 

When he uses his shield and he will switch to 4 buff up and debuff him when 
his shield goes down, stagger with 2 and finish him with 1 rinse and repeat 
if needed. Use 3 if you need to heal.

Spoils: Yomi will drop 144,000 per kill, He also drops Trapezohedron.

!!!NOTE!!! You need to have done the mission to fight him and to reset, 
you need to leave to historia Crux.

Total Gains: 864,000 per hour give or take how long it takes you to reset.

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Academia 500AF
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You need to do time reversal here everytime you want to do this fight.

Enemy: Pacos Luvulite and Pacos Amethyst

Whats needed: Durable collectors catalog x2.

Recommended Setup:
1.RAV/RAV/RAV
2.COM/COM/COM
3.SAB/SAB/MED

Stragety: If you are doing this post game then you know you can do this. 

If not you need to start with 4 debuff both enemies then switch to 1 
Stagger then nuke down with 2. Don't! kill him yet as you need to kill the 
other first, Once one is killed quickly kill the other or it will revive his 
friend.

Spoils: He drops Scarletite 30% and Platinum Ingot 1% with both Catalogs you
will have a high chance of getting atleast the Scarletite.

Gains are about 18,700-147,000 Per Battle

Total Gains: 205,700-1.617,000 Per Hour

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MONSTERS,ITEMS AND FRAGMENT SKILLS                                     SEC7
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      MONSTERS
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 GREEN CHOCOBO 
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 Ability: CPx2 
 Role: Medic
 Where to Find: Yaschas Massif 100AF
 Recruit rate 15%

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 DON TONBERRY
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 Ability: CPx2
 ROLE: Commando
 Where to Find: Bresha Ruins 100AF
 Recruit rate: 10%

!!!Note!!! Both of the above monsters require max level to obtain the CPx2 
ability. Also I wont list any infusion tips as this is a farming FAQ not a 
Min-Maxing guide.
 
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 GOLDEN CHOCOBO
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 Role: Commando 
 Where to Find: Dying World 700AF

Location: Hidden treasure ball north of bridge leading to western area
!!!Note!!! Please level this Chocobo to Level 45 before doing the 
Chocobo Races makes it 10* easier.

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 CHUNERPETON
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 Ability: Gilfinder II (Stacks with Durable Collectors Catalog)
 Role: Commando
 Where to Find: Yaschas Massif 110AF
 Recruit Rate: 10%

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 CRAWLER
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 Ability: Gilfinder II 
 Role: Commando
 Where to Find: Yaschas Massif 100AF
 Recruit Rate: 10%

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 Frag Leech
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 Ability: Gilfinder II 
 Role: Commando
 Where to Find: Oerba 200AF
 Recruit Rate: 15%

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 CALAUTUDON
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 Ability: Gilfinder II & Item Scavanger II (increases normal drops)
 Role: Sentinel
 Where to Find: Sunleth Waterscape 300AF
 Recruit Rate: 10%

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 SPIRANTHES
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 Ability: Item Collector (Increase rare drops)
 Role: Medic
 Where to Find: Yaschas Massif 010AF/01XAF
 Recruit Rate: 25%

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 COLLECTORS CATALOG/DURABLE COLLECTORS CATALOG
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What it Does: Increased item drop, increased GIL and increased rare item 
drop STACKS! (Only the Increased Gil stacks.)

How to get: You need to win the Chocobo Races at Serendipity.

Use the Golden Chocobo (lvl45) for this. 

Go to Serendipity then race your Chocobo to the Fal’cie class which 
is the final class I believe. Once there you will want to select the race 
“Dahaka’s Stake” Win this race two times and vola you have two Catalogs. 

Once you have both you need to upgrade them with: 
4x Sunpetal found on Microchu in Archylte Steppe ???AF During wet weather 
on the west side. Also 4x Phoenix Blood buy from Serendipity’s shop for 
1600 chips (16000 GIL). Once completed buy Durable Collectors Catalog from 
Chocolina in Archylte Steppe ???AF 30,000 GIL each with haggler fragment skill.

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   FRAGMENT SKILLS
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 BATTLE MANIA FRAGMENT SKILL
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What it Does: (Increases the spawn rate of rare monsters)

How to get: To get this skill you need to get 100% map completion in all 
areas and return to Miss Horizon in Academia 400AF. Once her mission is 
completed return to the Mystic in Serendipity and collect skill.

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 ENCOUNTER MASTER FRAGMENT SKILL 
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What it Does: (Increases/Decreases the spawn rate of generic monsters)

How to get: To get this skill you will need to collect all Fragments from 
every version of Yaschas Massif. !!!Note!!! you will need to unlock Bresha 
Ruins 100AF before you can do this.

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 CLOCK MASTER 
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What it Does: (Increases the speed of the entire game includes cutscenes)

How to get: You need to collect all 160 fragments to get this skill, So it
may take a while to get it but it is worth it to farm alot faster.

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MONSTER MATERIAL FARMING                                               SEC8
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Please use Durable Collectors Catalog before farming materials,
Encounter Master Skill and Clock Master will help also.

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 GRADE 1 (BIOLOGICAL)
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Potent Droplet:
Location: Bresha Ruins 005AF Anywhere
Enemy: Gremlin
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Vitality Droplet:
Location: Vile Peaks 200AF North
Enemy: Garuda
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains 1-5 Per Battle

Mana Droplet:
Location: New Bodhum 003AF Anywhere
Enemy Exoray
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Power Droplet:
Location: New Bodhum 003AF Anywhere
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

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 GRADE 1 (MECHANICAL)
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Potent Bolt:
Location: Bresha Ruins 005AF Tunnels
Enemy: Hoplite
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-7 Per Battle

Vitality Bolt:
Location: Chocolina Purchase

Mana Bolt:
Location: Chocolina Purchase

Power Bolt:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Cloudy Grave Ridge
Enemy: Scutari
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

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 GRADE 2 (BIOLOGICAL)
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Potent Sliver:
Location: Sunleth Waterscape 300AF Anywhere
Enemy: Flandit/Flanbanero
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle

Vitality Sliver:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Sunny Plains of Eternity 
Enemy: Flangonzola
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Mana Sliver:
Location: Sunleth Waterscape 300AF Anywhere
Enemy: Fachan/Unsaganashi
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Power Sliver:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Cloudy Grave Ridge
Enemy: Barbed Specter
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

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 GRADE 2 (MECHANICAL)
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Potent Chip:
Location: Augusta Tower 200AF 50th/51st Floor
Enemy: Orion
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle

Vitality Chip:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Cloudy Grave Ridge
Enemy: Pulsework Gladiator
Setup: COM/RAV/RAV
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Mana Chip:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Sunny Plains of Eternity 
Enemy: Debres
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Power Chip:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Cloudy Grave Ridge
Enemy: Scutari
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-3 Per Drop (Rare Drop)

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 GRADE 3 (BIOLOGICAL)
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Potent Orb:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Sunny Stonestump Wastelands 
Enemy: Buccaboo/Buccaboo Ace
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-8 Per Battle

Vitality Orb:
Location: Academia 500AF Anywhere
Enemy: Miquiztli
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Mana Orb:
Location: Sunleth Waterscape 300AF South
Enemy: Sahagin Prince
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Power Orb:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Sunny Stonestump Wastelands 
Enemy: Buccaboo/Buccaboo Ace
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-3 Per Drop (Rare Drop but faster than Tonberry)


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 GRADE 3 (MECHANICAL)
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Potent Engine:
Location: Augusta Tower 300AF All Floors
Enemy: Flanitor/Flanborg
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-7 Per Battle

Vitality Engine:
Location: Augusta Tower 200AF 49th-51st Floor
Enemy: Zwerg Metrodroid
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-7 Per Battle

Mana Engine:
Location: Augusta Tower 200AF 50th-51st Floor
Enemy: Vespid Soldier
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Power Engine:
Location: Vile Peaks 010AF
Enemy: Yaksha/Yakshini/Shaguma/Haguma
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle

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Potent Essence:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Rainy Clearwater Marshes
Enemy: Hedge Frog/Mud Frog
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle

Vitality Essence:
Location: Archylte Steppe Cloudy/Sunny Grave Ridge/Clearwater Marshes
Enemy: Major Moblin 
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-3 Per Battle

Mana Essence:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Sunny Clearwater Marshes
Enemy: Gancanagh
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Power Essence:
Location: Archylte Steppe Cloudy/Sunny Grave Ridge/Clearwater Marshes  
Enemy: Moblin
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle

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Potent Booster:
Location: Academia 500AF Anywhere 
Enemy: Yeoman/Pantopoda
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-7 Per Battle

Vitality Booster:
Location: Vile Peaks 010AF North East
Enemy: Dreadnought
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Mana Booster:
Location: Chocolina Purchase

Power Booster:
Location: Oerba 400AF Beach Area
Enemy: Grenade
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

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Potent Crystal: 
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Rainy Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Microchu
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-8 Per Battle

Vitality Crystal: (Thanks to a guy named Stacey for its location.)

Location: Do time reversal on Sunleth Waterscape 300AF then when you come to
first Royal Ripeness defeat him and afterwards kill him again in full power 
state (Thats without getting the artefact). 

Setup:
1.COM/COM/COM
2.RAV/RAV/RAV
3.SAB/SAB/SYN
4.MED/MED/MED

Stragety: I would start off with 3 and stick Deprotect and Deshell once 
that has been done switch to 2 and work up the stagger to about 600%.
Then switch to 1 and wither his HP to nothing. 

Heal using 4 and keep both debuffs on him he also casts poison on your team.  
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Mana Crystal:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Stormy Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Ispusteke

Setup:
1.RAV/RAV/RAV
2.COM/COM/COM
3.MED/MED/MED

Stragety: This guy is a pain not only does he hit hard he also has a sheild
until staggared also there are sometimes two of them. 

Best way to kill him is start with 1 quickly stagger. then use 2 to kill 
Ispusteke heal using 3 if needed. 
Gains: 1-6 Per Battle.

!!!NOTE!!! if you can kill Ispusteke with his shield up they will drop 
Vitality Crystals not Mana Crystals (Thanks to a guy named Stacey for that.)

Power Crystal:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Cloudy/Sunny Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Moblin
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-7 Per Drop. !!!NOTE!!! Its a rare drop but still the fastest method.

!!!NOTE!!! 

If you have the Lightning&Amodar DLC then you can obtain Mana Crystal and 
Vitality Crystal from them. Lightning drops Mana Cystal as Lieutenant Amodar 
drops vitality Crystal.

Gains: about 2-3 Per Battle each crystal.

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Potent Generator:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Stormy Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Vampire
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains 1-8 Per Battle

Vitality Generator: 
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Stormy Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Varcolaci 
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-5 Per Battle

Mana Generator:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Stormy Weather Clearwater Marshes.
Enemy: Wladislaus
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains: 1-4 Per Battle

Power Generator:
Location: Archylte Steppe ???AF Stormy Weather Grave Ridge.
Enemy: Malebranche
Setup: COM/COM/COM
Gains 1-6 per Battle

!!!NOTE!!! You can obtain all generators except for Potent in one fight, I 
will note this below. (Thanks to physicsdm for the tip)

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Augusta Tower 200AF                                   Sent in by physicsdm
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Do time reversal here and just play until you get access to the central lift.
Now since you have all keys you can just ride the lift all the way to the top 
floor.

Be around 4+ role levels at 99 for this.

Enemy: Proto Fal'cie Adam (Paradox Version)

Whats needed: Durable collectors catalog x2 and Paradox Scope fragment skill.

Recommended Setup
1.COM/COM/COM
2.RAV/RAV/RAV
3.MED/MED/MED

Stragety: Ok even early postgame this fight is quite easy. Start off with 1
kill both of his arms once that is done switch to 2 quickly stagger Adam then
once he is at 600% stagger go back to 1 and quickly kill heal using 3 if needed.

Spoils: If you kill Adam with 5* battle grade you will get Vitality Generator,
Mana Generator and Power Generator all x2 this only takes about 30-90 seconds.

!!!NOTE!!! If you reenter Augusta Tower without opening the gate again you can 
fight Adam again and again till you have enough materials.

This is also a good place for gil farming you get six genrators which with 
haggler fragment skill sell for 4,400 each.

Gains: 26,400 Per Battle 528,000 Per Hour.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS                                                    SEC9
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Most questions that people email me with relevance to this FAQ will be 
posted here with my response.

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LEGAL                                                                 SEC10
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This document is Copyright (c) Ian Cowan (SRGDUCK)

This FAQ was written to help all who read it with a no profit intention.

This guide is to only be hosted on websites authorized by the author.

If you would like to host the Guide then feel free to email me, Please note 
that you will not be allowed to change anything within the guide.

Thanks 
Ian Cowan

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CREDITS                                                               SEC11
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Here is where I give due credit to all those who have made this guide 
possible.

Square Enix: For making this game
GameFAQs: For hosting this guide
YOU: For reading this guide
Microsoft: For supplying the program to write this on

Anyone else who deserves credit will be noted here.

A guy named Stacey for location of Vitality Crystals.

James Jagger for pointing out a few tips within the guide.

physicsdm for the tip with the Generators.

Thanks all for reading 

Regards Ian Cowan(SRGDUCK)


 



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