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                                 UPGRADE BONUS FACTORS
                                  FINAL FANTASY XIII
                                      Version 1.0
                                          By
                                       AZorro007
    
    This guide tabulates the "bonus factor" component quantity requirements for 
    common "organic components" that are options for use in the Weapon and 
    Accessory upgrade process of Final Fantasy XIII. By use "bonus factor" 
    components, each component used in the upgrade process can add "experience" in 
    the amount of up to three times its "base" experience value during an upgrade.
    
    The material of this presentation is based upon facts gathered and opinions 
    gained by play of the original U.S Version of Final Fantasy XIII game (put on 
    sale on March 9, 2010) on the Model CECHE01 PlayStation 3 gaming console. It 
    presents results of game play as experienced by the author.
    
    The material of this guide is copyright 2010 by its author; (email: 
    zorro007@pacbell.net). Final Fantasy XIII is copyright 2009 and 2010 by Square 
    Enix Co., Ltd. with all rights reserved. This guide has been prepared for 
    exclusive posting on www.GameFAQs.com solely for the support of web site 
    users. Reproduction of single copies of this guide for personal use is 
    authorized. All other uses, particularly those for financial gain or 
    commercial purpose, are not authorized.
    
    The tabulation indicates numbers of components needed to activate indicated 
    bonus factors for all upgrades using a single component for bonus factor 
    definition. Multiple components can be combined to produce any bonus factor 
    but, if so, required quantities may vary slightly from those displayed.
    
    Most of the listed items can be obtained as after battle "spoils". Some items 
    are available only by purchase from Final Fantasy XIII shops.
    
    Source designations use titles as displayed in the game's Datalog entries. Two 
    abbreviations are used in the Table to describe some sources: CC 150 denotes 
    purchase from Creature Comforts for 150 Gil as a source; Msn N is used to 
    designate that the completion bonus from re accomplishment of Gran Pulse 
    Mission N is a possible source.
    
    Under "Principal Sources", numbers placed in square brackets have been used to 
    refer the reader to additional information on sources for the cited "organic" 
    component contained in the notes section at the end of the table.
    
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    |       Organic     | First 100% Bonus |2nd 100%| 3X  |       Principal      |
    |      Component    |  Four 25% Steps  |One Step|Total|        Sources       |
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    Abominable Wing ....... 3 . 3 . 6 . 3 .... 15 ... 30 .Amphisbaena, CC 150 [1]
    Abyssal Scale           4   3   6   2      14     29  Orobon
    Ancient Bone            2   2   3   2       8     17  Yaksha, Yakshini [2]
    Armored Shell           3   3   5   2      13     26  Navidon, CC 150
    Barbed Tail ........... 4 . 4 . 7 . 3 .... 18 ... 36 .Any Vespid, CC 80 [3]
    Begrimed Claw          13  13  25  12      63    126  Most Behemoth [4]
    Bestial Claw            6   5  10   5      25     51  Big Behemoth CC 80 [5]
    Cei'th Tear             6   5  10   5      25     51  Many of the Cie'th [6]
    Chipped Fang .......... 8 . 7 .14 . 7 .... 35 ... 71 .Any Razorclaw or Beast
    Chocobo Plume           2   1   3   2       7     15  A variety of sources [7]
    Chocobo Tail Feather    1   1   2   1       4      9  A variety of sources [8]
    Dawnlight Dew           2   2   3   2       8     17  Chocobo Digging
    Diabolic Tail ......... 3 . 2 . 5 . 2 .... 12 ... 24 .Triffid, CC 150
    Dusklight Dew           2   1   2   1       6     12  Chocobo Digging
    Enigmatic Fluid         5   4   8   4      21     42  Two Bass, CC 80 [9]
    Entrancing Tail         2   2   3   2       8     17  Mushussu
    Esoteric Oil .......... 2 . 2 . 3 . 2 ....  9 ... 18 .Alraune, Rafflesia
    Fiendish Horn           3   3   6   3      15     30  Goblin, Goblin Chieftain
    Fluffy Wool             2   2   4   2       9     19  Wooly Sheep
    Fractured Horn          9   8  17   8      41     83  Any Goblin
    Fragrant Oil .......... 5 . 4 . 8 . 4 .... 21 ... 42 .Noctilucale, CC 80 [10]
    Gargantuan Claw         4   3   7   3      16     33  Behemoth King, CC 150
    Gloomstalk              2   1   2   1       5     11  Microchu, Picochu
    Green Needle            1   1   1   0       3      6  R & D Depot 7000
    Gummy Oil ............. 9 . 8 .17 . 8 .... 42 ... 84 .Leech, any Nudibranch
    Hellish Talon           3   2   4   2      10     21  Three super Behemoth[11]
    Ineffable Fluid         2   2   3   2       9     18  Ceratosaur, Ceratoraptor
    Infernal Horn           2   2   4   2      10     20  Borgbear, Borgbear Hero
    Iron Shell ............ 4 . 4 . 8 . 4 .... 19 ... 39 .Armadons, CC 80 [12]
    Medicinal Oil           3   3   5   3      13     27  CC 150
    Menacing Wings          2   2   4   2      10     20  Zirnitra
    Moistened Scale        11  10  20  10      50    101 Dagonite, Orobon, Sahagin
    Molted Tail ........... 7 . 6  13 . 6 .... 31 ... 63 .Any Vespid or Stalker
    Monstrous Fang          3   3   5   2      13     26  Gorgonopsid, CC 150 [13]
    Moonblossom Seed        1   1   2   1       5     10 Msn 24, Ochu, Neochu [14]
    Murky Ooze              7   6  13   6      31     63  Any Flan
    Mysterious Fluid ...... 3 . 3 . 5 . 3 .... 13 ... 27 .Hedge or Mud Frog, CC150
    Otherworldly Bone       3   2   5   2      12     24  CC 150
    Regenerating Carapace   2   2   3   2       8     17  Gurangatch
    Rough Wool              4   4   8   4      19     39  Wooly Sheep
    Scaled Wing ........... 5 . 4 . 8 . 4 .... 21 ... 42 .Wyvern, Svarog, CC 80
    Scraggly Wool           8   7  14   7      36     72  Wooly Sheep
    Seaking's Beard         3   2   4   2      10     21  Dagonite
    Seapetal Scale          5   5   9   4      23     46  Sahagin
    Segmented Carapace .... 8 . 7 .14 . 7 .... 36 ... 72 .Armadons, Armadillions
    Severed Wing            9   8  17   8      42     84  Any Wyvern
    Shattered Bone          7   6  13   6      32     64  Any Daemon
    Sinister Fang           2   2   3   2       8     17  Adamantheron, Amam, [15]
    Smooth Hide ........... 4 . 3 . 6 . 3 .... 15 ... 31 .Imp, Leyak, CC 150 [16]
    Spined Horn             5   4   8   4      21     42  Munchkin [17]
    Starblossom Seed        1   1   1   0       3      6 Bandersnatch, Jabberwocky
    Strange Fluid           9   8  17   8      42     84  Any Terraquatic
    Sturdy Bone ........... 4 . 4 . 7 . 3 .... 18 ... 36 .Skata'ne, CC 80 [18]
    Sunpetal                3   2   5   2      12     24  Ochu, Neochu
    Supple Leather          3   2   4   2      10     21  Adroa, Verdelet
    Tear of Frustration     4   4   7   3      17     35  Ghoul, Ghast, Wight [19]
    Tear of Remorse ....... 2 . 2 . 5 . 2 .... 11 ... 22 .Taxim, Nelapsi, Vetala
    Tear of Woe             2   1   3   1       6     13  Vampire, Varcolaci [20]
    Thickened Hide          5   5   9   4      23     46  Gremlin, CC 80 [21]
    Thick Wool              3   3   6   2      14     28  Wooly Sheep
    Torn Leather ..........11 .10 .20 .10 .... 49 ...100 .Any Spook or Zwerg Droid
    Transparent Ooze        3   2   5   3      12     25  Flan, CC 150 [22]
    Vibrant Ooze            4   4   7   3      18     36  Special Flan, CC 80 [23]
    Wicked Fang             4   4   8   4      19     39  Pantheron, CC 80 [24]
    Wonder Gel ............ 2 . 2 . 3 . 2 ....  8 ... 17 .Special Flan [25]
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    |       Organic     | First 100% Bonus |2nd 100%| 3X  |       Principal      |
    |      Component    |  Four 25% Steps  |One Step|Total|        Sources       |
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                              Expanded Source Listing Notes
    
    [1]  Ushumgal Subjugator also has Abominable Wing as its rare drop.
    
    [2]  Rakshasa also has Ancient Bone as its rare drop.
    
    [3]  Barbed Specter also has Barbed Tail as its common drop.
    
    [4]  Only the Beta Behemoth does not have Begrimed Claw as a drop.
    
    [5]  Alpha Behemoth, Lodestar Behemoth and Greater Behemoth drop Bestial Claw.
    
    [6]  Cei'th Tear is the common drop for Chonchon, Ghast, Ghoul, Nelapsi,
         Pijavica, Seeker, Strigoi, Taxim, Vampire, Varcolaci, Vetala, Wight and
         Wladislaus
    
    [7]  Sources for Chocobo Plume include Cactuar, Cactuar Prime, Chocobo
         Digging, Giant Cactuar, Microchu, Mission 54, Picochu and Tonberry. The
         flying Chocobo Chick in the Font of Namva also is a source.
    
    [8]  Sources for Chocobo Tail Feather include Chocobo Digging, Flowering
         Cactuar, Gigantuar, Ochu and Neochu. The flying Chocobo Chick in the Font
         of Namva also is a source.
    
    [9]  Terrraquatics Bloodfang Bass and Breshan Bass can drop Enigmatic Fluid.
    
    [10] Leech and Crawler also drop Fragrant Oil.
    
    [11] Hellish Talon is dropped by Humbaba, Kaiser Behemoth and Proto-behemoth.
    
    [12] Navidon and Scalebeast also have Iron Shell as their rare drop.
    
    [13] Megistotherian also has Monstrous Fangs as its rare drop.
    
    [14] Mission 39 and Mission 55 yield 2x Moonblossom Seed per replay. Mission
         45 gives 8x Moonblossom Seed per replay. Bandersnatch and Jabberwocky
         have Moonblossom Seed as their common drop.
    
    [15] Other sources for Sinister Fang are: Managarmr, Ugallu and Uridimmu.
    
    [16] Other sources of Smooth Hide are Zwerg Metrodroid, Ahriman and Rangda.
    
    [17] Munchkin Maestro is also a source for Spined Horn.
    
    [18] Incubus, Succubus and Stikini are also sources for Sturdy Bone.
    
    [19] Tear of Frustration can also be dropped by Strigoi and Pijavica.
    
    [20] Chonchon and Wladislaus are also sources for Tear of Woe.
    
    [21] Other sources for Thickened Hide are Garchimacera and Zwerg Scandroid.
    
    [22] Transparent Ooze also can be dropped by Dire Flan or Monstrous Flan.
    
    [23] The sources for Vibrant Ooze are: Alchemic Ooze, Flanborg, Flandragora,
         Flanitor, Hybrid Flora and Phosphoric Ooze.
    
    [24] Silver Lobo and Thaxteron also have wicked Fang as their rare drop.
    
    [25] Wonder Gel is a rare drop for Corrosive Custard, Ectopudding, Ferruginous
         Pudding, Gelatitan and Rust Pudding.