- Guarding at the right time can prevent significant damage, so don't just hold it down.
- Remember to change Schema in the middle of battle, as each one has its own ATB bar.
- The game allows three schemata at once, so consider a jack-of-all-trades approach: use a physical, magic, and some kind of in-between schema together.
- Refill Chronostasis with EP, which is accumulated by killing enemies over time.
- Tackle sidequests to become stronger, but don't feel like you need to tackle every single one. The game can be completed without doing all of them.
- Monsters can drop skills, so it creates an incentive to fight them even though they don't give experience.
- If you're low on money, look for medals around towns (they shine on the ground) and sell them to shops.
- Some enemies can only be defeated with stagger, so focus on their weakness and repeatedly attack that weakness to stagger them.
Guardian Corps - Have a FFXIII save on your PS3
Knight of Etro - Have a FFXIII-2 save on your PS3
Siegfried - Beat the boss in the demo and upload your score
Utsusemi - Download and play the Lightning Returns demo
|Deliverer of Salvation||Proof of clearing 5 side quests. It is a fine beginning, but the journey is still long.|
|Angel of Salvation||Proof of clearing 25 side quests. It is a great feat to lead so many souls to salvation.|
|Seed Collector||Proof of a brave warrior who has managed to claim 50 soul seeds from the Chaos.|
|Perfect Passenger||Proof of riding upon all of the great monorail lines that cross this shrinking world.|
|Globetrotter||Proof of building strong bridges to span the depths between continents, making all the world one.|
|A Helping Hand||Proof of clearing 25 quests that have appeared writ on the Canvas of Prayers.|
|Novice Swordsmith||Proof of improving your first weapon. Did you make something worthy?|
|Novice Shieldsmith||Proof of improving your first shield. Use it wisely to guard yourself.|
|Novice Synthesist||Proof of synthesizing your first ability. Did it prove useful?|
|Novice Craftsman||Proof of upgrading your first accessory. Did you find the experience thrilling?|
|Novice Stylist||Proof of customizing your first schema. Continue on this path to find your own style.|
|Novice Artist||Proof of customizing the color of one of your garb. Let your true colors shine through.|
|Expert Swordsmith||Proof of modifying weapons 30 times.|
|Expert Shieldsmith||Proof of modifying shields 30 times.|
|Expert Synthesist||Proof of synthesizing abilities 30 times.|
|Expert Craftsman||Proof of upgrading accessories 30 times.|
|Expert Stylist||Proof of obtaining 30 different garb.|
|Hero of Might||Proof of victory over 100 foes in battle.|
|Hero of Glory||Proof of victory over 300 foes in battle.|
|Hero of Legend||Proof of victory over 500 foes in battle.|
|Fatal Impact||Proof of dealing damage so great that it goes beyond all reason or expectation.|
|Seeing Stars||Proof of staggering enemies 50 times with fearsome attacks. Do not ever let them rest!|
|Miracle of Light||Proof of one who has used 50 EP.|
|Perfect Timing||Proof of successfully guarding against an enemy's attack with perfect timing.|
|The Savior's Descent||Proof of one who has mastered the basics of this world and begun a great journey.|
|The Hope of a Promise||Proof of one who has seen through the dark mysteries that lurked in Luxerion, bringing justice.|
|Hope at the Edge of Despair||Proof of one who has stood upon the stage in glittering Yusnaan, bringing peace to the Patron.|
|The Mystery of the Holy Clavis||Proof of one who has made it through the Dead Dunes to find ancient treasure.|
|An Appetite for Chaos||Proof of one who has visited the temple that towers over the Wildlands and touched the great Chaos.|
|A Legend from Times Past||Proof of the true savior, who overthrew even the god of light to lead the people to a new world.|
|Beyond Thirteen||Proof of making the impossible possible by using Eradia to bring the world a 14th day.|
|A Father, a Son, and a Chocobo||Proof of helping a father and son reunite, bringing back a smile that seemed long lost.|
|The Chocobo's Savior||Proof of nursing the holy chocobo back to full health among the rich pastures of the Wildlands.|
|Lizard Lariat||Proof of hunting down more than 30 lizards in the shifting sands of the Dead Dunes.|
|Crimson Rebirth||Proof of restoring a sword, once broken, to its former glory and power.|
|Queen of the Arena||Proof of achieving victory in the lists of the Battle Arena 10 times.|
|Unearthly Apothecary||Proof of obtaining an elixir. It's so rare that it seems almost a waste to use it, doesn't it?|
|Holy Garb of Destruction||Proof of obtaining the ultimate garb, imbued with destructive magic.|
|Monster Bane||Proof of mastering all creation and conquering even the Ultimate Lair.|
|Desert Dragonslayer||Proof of victory over the dragon Aeronite who brought terror to the Dead Dunes.|
|Harbringer of Death||Proof of defeating your first Last One, the final specimen of a species on the verge of extinction.|
|Goddess of Death||Proof of defeating 10 Last Ones, exterminating forever 10 different species of monster.|