Final Fantasy 13-2: How to Find and Take Down the Gigantaur
You can find the Gigantaurs at the Archylte Steppe. By defeating three Gigantaurs, you can open the Sealed Gate at Grave Ridge. This gate will lead you to the Vile Peaks. Go around the Archylte steppe. There you will find Cactuar Statues. You need three of these in the special green variety to be able to spawn a Gigantaur. In the Stonestump Wastelands, you will find a statue. You will find the wastelands at the map’s center. It can be found near a group of cactuses. Don’t fight the Gigantaur yet, but you can search for the statue in any weather.
You can find another statue in sunny weather. This time, you will find it in Clearwater Marsh’s north-eastern corner. You have to activate the Moogle Hunt ability as you conduct your search. You can find the last statue only in rainy weather. It will be found in the middle of Clearwater Marsh. You also need to use the Moogle Hunt ability. By this time, you know the time and place the Gigantaur spawns. Go for a preemptive strike instead of relying on defence. This way, you also earn an extra bonus. Fight the Gigantaur with a high level Sentinel that will end up absorbing damage. We recommend using fire spells, Deprotect and Deshell or any other ability that will increase damage potential. You need to refill your ATB gauge to fight tough enemis such as the Gigantaur. To get instant refill, you can copy your Paradigm set and shift between combinations. This will not force you to change your skills and abilities. Basically, you easily increase your potential to create damage.
Keep your Sentinel’s health high. Gigantaur increasingly uses the ultra-damaging 1,000 Needle Technique. However, it also takes double damage if you use fire, magical and physical attacks. Don’t go with ice, lightning or wind. The Gigantaur is also weak against the Dispel and the Wound, as well as the Daze, Poison and Slow.
If you defeat a Gigantaur, you and your team will get a Monster Crystal. You also get three Potent Crystals, 1,200 CP and more than 2,000 gil. During the game, you can fight only up to three Gigantaurs. This means that your Monster Crystals are very precious and rare. So use them wisely!
After you have defeated the Gigantaurs, why not unlock some of the paradox endings? Find out how right here!