Stuck on Caius first encounter...

#1Valkyriareaper1Posted 9/6/2013 9:47:20 PM
I've been looking up strategies on how to beat him, none help. I'm not sure how to buff/debuff him, my characters as far as I'm aware can't do saboteur or synergist, I'm trying to figure out how to keep his health from regenerating... can I buy poison from the woman dressed as a chocobo? My characters can paradigm shift with ravager, commando, sentinel, medic in many different orders of those 4... what's the best strategy?
#2MashiyyatPosted 9/7/2013 4:59:50 AM
ITs been too long since i played to remember a stratedgy so I can't help there, but i will say this: I beat the game w/o ever using syn or sab even once. That was prob not the best way to go about it, but i went through the game with just the four classes you mentioned, so dont give up hope its not impossible.
#3Moomba33Posted 9/7/2013 6:14:51 AM
Try using a dedicated Sentinel.
I do recommend unlocking Sabotuer for Serah and Synergist for Noel on their next Crystarium expansions, though.
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#4D_I3igI3ossPosted 9/7/2013 10:57:08 PM
I spent about half an hour trying to come up for a strategy to beat him, but to no avail. Your just going to have to level up and have a dedicated sentinel if you need to, make sure you have a sab for his buffs, and you'll beat him easily.
#5e4joshPosted 9/8/2013 12:05:15 PM(edited)
You seem like you've came into this game not playong XIII... Anyways I'll make this quick and simple...

A SAB role debuffs your enemies (gives them status aliments like poison, deprotect, deshell...) and a SYN role buffs your party (gives them protect, shell, veil...)

To counter Caius's rapid health regen, land 'Poison' on Cauis, you will have to do this a few times as he gets rid of all his status aliments and his chain gauge a few times... The best person to give the SAB role to is Serah, and Noel's the best person for the SYN role.

Also, I hope this playthrough helps you with the Cauis fight, Olizandri is a easy proven gamer, who, always shows his techniques in the simplest way.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlX_UufdNY&feature=related&rl=yes&hl=en-GB&guid=&client=mv-google&gl=US
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#6psicomelitePosted 9/8/2013 1:15:22 PM
That video is bad.

You don't need Poison. Start learning important buffs and debuffs and which monsters have powerful Feral Links.

An example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-8_MFF9jNY

You don't need to be this precise, but Nekton and Gahongas are very helpful monsters at this point.
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