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                                Final Fantasy XIII
    
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                          Final Fantasy XIII Upgrade Guide
                                   Version 1.5
                               Author: M. S. Lewis
                         Contact Info: Drogan5645@gmail.com
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        Legal: This Guide is copyrighted to M. S. Lewis
    
        Reproducing this guide for anything other than personal, private use,
        is a direct vilation of copyright.
    
        Final Fantasy XIII is a trademark of Square Enix
    
        This Guide may only be hosted on Gamefaqs.com and TwilightReverie.com
        without express permission of the author.
    
    
    
    >--TABLE OF CONTENTS-----------------------------------------------------[#ToC]
    
    ---Section-------------------------------------------------------Section Number
    
    1. Introduction ........................................................ [#1.0]
    2. Accessories ......................................................... [#2.0]
    3. Weapons ............................................................. [#3.0]
         Lightning ......................................................... [#3.a]
         Sazh .............................................................. [#3.b]
         Snow .............................................................. [#3.c]
         Hope .............................................................. [#3.d]
         Vanille ........................................................... [#3.e]
         Fang............................................................... [#3.f]
              Best Equipment ............................................... [#3.g]
    4. General Equiptment Explinations...................................... [#4.0]
         Special Properties Explained....................................... [#4.a]
         Synthesis Traits................................................... [#4.b]
    5. Tips & Tricks ....................................................... [#5.0]
         Obtaining Catalysts ............................................... [#5.a]
         Gathering Trapezohedron ........................................... [#5.b]
         Triplicating Trapezohedron ........................................ [#5.c]
         "Treasure Hunter" Trophy .......................................... [#5.d]
              "Treasure Hunter" Checklist................................... [#5.e]
         Grinding Locations................................................. [#5.f]
    6. Credits & Thanks .................................................... [#6.0]
    
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    __Version History_______________________
    
    1.5 - 12.19.2010 - Added "Synthesis Traits", "Grind Locations", and
          "Treasure Hunter Checklist" sections. Moved "Special Properties 
          Explained" section.
    
    1.4 - 4.06.2010 - Added "Special Properties Explained" and moved the 
          "Best Equipment" sections.
    
    1.3 - 3.31.2010 - Added the "Best Equipment" section
    
    1.2 - 3.22.2010 - Corrected more errors, added some submitted tips and credits.
    
    1.1 - 3.20.2010 - Corrected some minor errors. Added locations to find 
          accessories. Fleshed out the "Obtaining Catalysts" section.
    
    1.0 - 3.19.2010 - Full guide, including Accessories, Weapons, Tips & Tricks,
          and Credits & Thanks sections.
    
    
    
    >==INTRODUCTION==========================================================[#1.0]
    
    Welcome! This is a comprehensive guide to all of the accessories and weapons in
    Final Fantasy XIII. Here you will find the max levels of all these items, the
    catalysts used to transform them, and the bonuses that you will get when using
    them.
    
    There is also quite a bit of miscellaneous information in the "Tips $ Tricks" 
    section, including where to obtain catalysts, easier ways to obtain the 
    valuable Trapezohedrons, and some of the best grinding locations in the game.
    
    This guide can also help you obtain two of the games most difficulty trophies:
    Treasure Hunter (See "Treasure Hunter Trophy"/"Tresure Hunter Checklist") and
     Master Seal.
    
    Feel free to e-mail me with any comments or suggestions, just make sure to put
    "FFXIII Guide..." in the subject (or something to that effect). If you want to
    be credited for any suggestions, fixes, ect, make sure that you include your
    username in the email as a signature. If there is no signature line, I will not
    post a name from your email, mainly for protection of privacy reasons.
    
    For simple navigation, use Ctrl+F to open your browser's search function, then
    enter the section number found in the table of contents.
    
    
    
    >==ACCESSORIES===========================================================[#2.0]
    
     **Note: If you are going for the "Treasure Hunter" trophy, I advise that you
             refrain from selling any accessories (other than duplicates) so that
             you don't miss out on any item's upgrades at a later date.
    
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     Item Name                     Max Level       Transformation Cataltst
      SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max
      Where to find/Where to buy
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Transformed Into              Max Leve        Transformation Catalyst
      SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max
      Where to find/Where to buy
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     **Note: Concerning "Where to find", I will only be listing the first
             opportunity to find an item and the general location. For more
             detailed information, you can check any of the other guides listed
             in GameFAQ. Just copy the item name from this guide, then run a
             search for the item with the Ctrl+F function.
    
    
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     Iron Bangle                   lvl. 6          Millerite
      HP +50                        +50/+120
      The Hanging Edge - Aerorail Trussway 12-E/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Silver Bangle                 lvl. 6          Rhodochrosite
      HP +100                       +100/+180
      Lake Bresha - Amid Timebound Waves/B&W Outfitter
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Tungsten Bangle               lvl. 11         Cobalite
      HP +150                       +150/+230
      Palumpolum - Felix Heights/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Titanium Bangle               lvl. 11         Perovskite
      HP +200                       +200/+280      
      - - -/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Gold Bangle                   lvl. 11         Uraninite
      HP +250                       +200/+280
      The Palamecia - Bridge Access/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Mythril Bangle                lvl. 16         Mnar Stone
      HP +300                       +250/+350
      Yaschas Massif - The Pass of Paddra/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Platinum Bangle               lvl. 21         Scarletite
      HP +400                       +300/+450
      Mah'habara - Maw of Abyss/Sanctum Labs
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Diamond Bangle                lvl. 26         Adamantite
      HP +500                       +500/+1000
      Mission 26/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Adamant Bangle                lvl. 36         Dark Matter
      HP +800                       +800/+1500
      Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Wurtzite Bangle               lvl. 51         - - -
      HP +1500                      +1500/+3000
      - - -/- - -
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     Power Wristband               lvl. 6          Cobalite
      STR +20                       +20/+60
      The Pulse Vestige - Ambulatory/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Brawler's Wristband           lvl. 11         Uraninite
      STR +50                       +50/+120
      Palumpolum - The Estheim Residence/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Warrior's Wristband           lvl. 11         Scarlitite
      STR +100                      +100/+180
      Mission 23/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Power Glove                   lvl. 11         Dark Matter
      STR +150                      +150/+250
      Eden - Edenhall/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Kaiser Knuckles               lvl. 11         - - -
      STR +200                      +200/300
      - - -/- - -
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     Magician's Mark               lvl. 6          Cobalite
      MAG +20                       +20/+60
      Lake Bresha - Amid Timebound Waves/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Shaman's Mark                 lvl. 11         Uranite
      MAG +50                       +50/+120
      Palumpolum - Rivera Towers/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sorcerer's Mark               lvl. 11         Scarlitite
      MAG +100                      +100/+180
      Mission 5/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Weirding Glyph                lvl. 11         Dark Matter
      MAG +150                      +150/+250
      Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Magistral Crest               lvl. 11         - - -
      MAG +200                      +200/300
      - - -/- - -
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     Black Belt                    lvl. 6          Uraninite
      PHYS RES +10%                 +10%/+20%
      The Vile Peaks - Wrack and Ruin/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     General's Belt                lvl. 11         Adamantite
      PHYS RES +15%                 +15%/+25%
      Mission 44/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Champion's Belt               lvl. 11         - - -
      PHYS RES +20%                 +20%/+30%
      - - -/- - -
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     Rune Bracelet                 lvl. 6          Uraninite
      MAG RES +10%                  +10%/+20%
      The Palamecia - Bridge Access/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Witch's Bracelet                lvl. 11         Adamantite
      MAG RES +15%                  +15%/+25%
      The Archylte Steppe/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Magus's Bracelet               lvl. 11         - - -
      MAG RES +20%                  +20%/+30%
      - - -/- - -
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     Royal Armlet                  lvl. 11         Dark Matter
      DAM RES +5%                   +5%/+15%
      The Palamecia - Cargo Access/Sanctum Labs
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Imperial Armlet               lvl. 6          - - -
      DAM RES +10%                  +10%/+20%
      - - -/- - -
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     Ember Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
      FIRE RES +20                  +20%/+30%
      The Vile Peaks - Devastated Dreams/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Blaze Ring                    lvl. 6          Uraninite
      FIRE RES +25%                 +25%/+35%
      Eden - Siren Park/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Salamandrine Ring              lvl. 6          - - -
      FIRE RES +30%                 +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Frost Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
      ICE RES +20                   +20%/+30%
      Mission 11/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Icicle Ring                   lvl. 6          Uraninite
      ICE RES +25%                  +25%/+35%
      - - -/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Boreal Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
      ICE RES +30%                  +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Spark Ring                    lvl. 6          Cobalite
      LIGHTNING RES +20             +20%/+30%
      Lake Bresha - Forgotten Commons/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Fulmen Ring                   lvl. 6          Uraninite
      LIGHTNING RES +25%            +25%/+35%
      Mission 6/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Raijin Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
      LIGHTNING RES +30%            +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Aqua Ring                     lvl. 6          Cobalite
      WATER RES +20                 +20%/+30%
      The Sunleth Waterscape - Rain-spotted Veil/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Riptide Ring                  lvl. 6          Uraninite
      WATER RES +25%                +25%/+35%
      Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nereid Ring                   lvl. 6          - - -
      WATER RES +30%                +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Zephyr Ring                   lvl. 6          Cobalite
      WIND RES +20                  +20%/+30%
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Gale Ring                     lvl. 6          Uraninite
      WIND RES +25%                 +25%/+35%
      Taejin's Tower - Fourth Tier/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sylphid Ring                  lvl. 6          - - -
      WIND RES +30%                 +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Clay Ring                     lvl. 6          Cobalite
      EARTH RES +20                 +20%/+30%
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Siltstone Ring                lvl. 6          Uraninite
      EARTH RES +25%                +25%/+35%
      - - -/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Gaian Ring                    lvl. 6          - - -
      EARTH RES +30%                +30%/+40%
      - - -/- - -
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     Giant's Glove                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DEBRAVE RES +30%              +30%/+45%
      Mission 28/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Warlord's Glove               lvl. 11         - - -
      DEBRAVE RES +40%              +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Glass Buckle                  lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DEFAITH RES +30%              +30%/+45%
      - - -/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Tektite Buckle                lvl. 11         - - -
      DEFAITH RES +40%              +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Metal Armband                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DEPROTECT RES +30%            +30%/+45%
      The Vile Peaks - Munitions Necropolis/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Ceramic Armband               lvl. 11         - - -
      DEPROTECT RES +40%            +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Serenity Sachet               lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DESHELL RES +30%              +30%/+45%
      - - -/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Safeguard Sachet              lvl. 11         - - -
      DESHELL RES +40%              +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Glass Orb                     lvl. 6          Perovskite
      SLOW RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
      Taejin's Tower - Fourth Tier/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Dragonfly Orb                 lvl. 11         - - -
      SLOW RES +40%                 +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Star Pendant                  lvl. 6          Perovskite
      POISON RES +30%               +30%/+45%
      The Gapra Whitewood - Field Trial Range S/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Starfall Pendant              lvl. 11         - - -
      POISON RES +40%               +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Pearl Necklace                lvl. 6          Perovskite
      IMPERIL RES +30%              +30%/+45%
      Mission 4/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Gemstone Necklace             lvl. 11         - - -
      IMPERIL RES +40%              +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Warding Talisman              lvl. 6          Perovskite
      CURSE RES +30%                +30%/+45%
      Palumpolum - Nutriculture Complex/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Hexbane Talisman              lvl. 11         - - -
      CURSE RES +40%                +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Pain Dampener                 lvl. 6          Perovskite
      PAIN RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
      The Palamecia - Rotary Shaft/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Pain Deflector                lvl. 11         - - -
      PAIN RES +40%                 +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     White Cape                    lvl. 6          Perovskite
      FOG RES +30%                  +30%/+45%
      The Palamecia - Rotary Shaft/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Effulgent Cape                lvl. 11         - - -
      FOG RES +40%                  +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Rainbow Anklet                lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DAZE RES +30%                 +30%/+45%
      The Fifth Ark - Lower Traverse/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Moonbow Anklet                lvl. 11         - - -
      DAZE RES +40%                 +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Cherub's Crown                lvl. 6          Perovskite
      DEATH RES +30%                +30%/+45%
      Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/B&W Outfitters
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Seraph's Crown                lvl. 11         - - -
      DEATH RES +40%                +40%/60%
      - - -/- - -
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     Guardian Amulet               lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: PROTECT             - - -
      Palumpolum - Central Arcade/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Shield Talisman               lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: PROTECT                 - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Auric Amulet                  lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: SHELL               - - -
      The Vile Peaks - Scrap Processing/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Soulfont Talisman             lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: SHELL                   - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Watchman's Amulet             lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: VEIL                - - -
      The Gapra Whitewood - Environmental Regulation/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Shrouding Talisman            lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: VEIL                    - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Hero's Amulet                 lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: BRAVERY             - - -
      The Fifth Ark - Vestibular Hold/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Morale Talisman                 lvl. 2        - - -
      AUTO: Bravery                 - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Saint's Amulet                lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: FAITH               - - -
      The Fifth Ark - Lower Traverse/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Blessed Talisman              lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: FAITH                   - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Zealot's Amulet               lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: VIGILANCE           - - -
      The Faultwarrens - Via Lunae (C1)/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Battle Talisman               lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: VIGILANCE               - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Flambane Brooch               lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: BARFIRE             - - -
      Oerba - Rust-eaten Bridge/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Flameshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: BARFIRE                 - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Frostbane Brooch              lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: BARFROST            - - -
      Taejin's Tower - The Cloven Spire/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Frostshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: BARFROST                - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Sparkbane Brooch              lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: BARLIGHTNING        - - -
      Taejin's Tower - Ground Tier/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sparkshield Earring           lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: BARLIGHTNING            - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Aquabane Brooch               lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: BARWATER            - - -
      Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/Magical Moments
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Aquashield Earring            lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: BARWATER                - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Hermes Sandals                lvl. 2          Perovskite
      CRITICAL: HASTE               - - -
      Mission 34/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sprint Shoes                  lvl. 2          - - -
      AUTO: HASTE                   - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Tetradic Crown                lvl. 2          Scarletite
      CRITICAL: TETRADEFENSE        - - -
      Orphan's Cradle - The Tesseracts/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Tetradic Tiara                lvl.2           - - -
      AUTO: TETRADEFENSE            - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Whistlewind Scarf             lvl. 2          Rhodochrosite
      ATB ADVANTAGE                 - - -           
      The Palamecia - Starboard Weather Deck/Moogleworks
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Aurora Scarf                  lvl. 2          Cobaltite
      FIRST STRIKE                  - - -
      - - -/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nimbletoe Boots               lvl. 2          - - -
      IMPROVED EVASION              - - -
      - - -/Moogleworks
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     Gold Watch                    lvl. 2          - - -
      TIME EXTENSION                - - -
      Mission 64/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Champion's Badge              lvl. 2          - - -
      VICTORY: TP CHARGE            - - -
      Eden - Siren Park/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Survivalist Catalog           lvl. 2          Uraninite
      SHROUD SCAVENGER              - - -
      Mission 15- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Collector's Catalog           lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      ITEM SCAVENGER                - - -
      Taejin's Tower - Seventh Tier/Moogleworks
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Connoisseur Catalog           lvl. 2          - - -
      ITEM COLLECTOR                - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Hunter's Friend               lvl. 2          Uraninite
      KILL: LIBRA                   - - -
      Mission 45/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Speed Sash                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      KILL: ATB CHARGE              - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/Moogleworks
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Energy Sash                   lvl. 2          - - -
      KILL: TP CHARGE               - - -
      Mission 1/- - -
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     Doctor's Code                 lvl. 2          - - -
      INPROVED POTIONS              - - -
      The Sunleth Waterscape - Sun-dappled Trail/- - -
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     **NOTE: Never sell Doctor's Codes. You only get three throughout 
             the entire game, and while they are useless as accessories,
             if you fully upgrade them you can dismantle them for an 
             Elixer!
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     Fire Charm                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: FIRE EATER            - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Ice Charm                     lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: ICE EATER             - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Lightning Charm               lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: LIGHTNING EATER       - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Water Charm                   lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: WATER EATER           - - -
      Sulyya Springs - Subterranean Lake/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Wind Charm                    lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: WIND EATER            - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Earth Charm                   lvl. 2          Mnar Stone
      RANDOM: EARTH EATER           - - -
      The Archylte Steppe/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Twenty-sided Die              lvl. 2          - - -
      RANDOM: NULLIFY DAMAGE        - - -
      Mission 48/- - -
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     **NOTE: All of the charms listed above transform directly into the 
             Twenty-sided Die. You will receive a Twenty-sided Die from 
             one of the hunts, so there is really no need to give up the 
             charms.
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     Growth Egg                    lvl. 2          - - -
      CPx2                          - - -
      Mission 55/- - -
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     Entite Ring                   lvl. 16         Uraninite
      ELEMENTAL RES +10%            10%/25%
      - - -/Sanctum Labs
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Goddess's Favor               lvl. 2          - - -
      RAPID RECOVERY                - - -
      - - -/- - -
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     Ribbon                        lvl. 6          Dark Matter
      RESILIENCE +20%               20%/25%
      Reward for collecting 20 Chocobo Treasures/- - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Super Ribbon                  lvl. 6          - - -
      RESILIENCE +25%               25%/30%
      - - -/- - -
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     Genji Glove                   lvl. 2          - - -
      Uncapped Damage               - - -
      Mission 62/- - -
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     **Note: If you find yourself not needing your third Genji Glove (you
             get 3 from the missions, and your healer will likely never
             need the uncapped damage), you can upgrade it completely
             (just under 12k exp) and dismantle it for a Trapezhodron!
             ~ Thanks to Wavion for the tip!
    
    
    
    >==WEAPONS===============================================================[#3.0]
    
     **NOTE: Concerning the "Treasure Hunter" trophy. You only need to create one
             tier 3 weapon for each character to obtain the "Treasure Hunter"
             trophy. 
    
                                   <<<LEGEND>>>
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     Tier 1 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Cataltst
      SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
      Where to Buy
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Tier 2 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Catalyst
      SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
      Where to Buy
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
     Tier 3 Weapon Name            Max Level       Transformation Catalyst
      SPECIAL PROPERTY              Min/Max STR     Min/Max MAG
      Where to Buy
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     **Note: I am not including a "Where to find" segment in the weapon section,
             only because all are either easily found during the playthrough, or
             can be purchased for a reasonable price from the varius stores.
    
    
     ===LIGHTNING============================================================[#3.a]
    
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     Blazefire Saber               lvl. 26         Pervoskite
      - - -                         +15/+115        +15/+115
      Up In Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Flamberge                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +23/+323        +23/+323
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +26/+620        +26/+620
      - - -
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     Axis Blade                    lvl. 21         Adamantite
      ATTACK: ATB CHARGE            +8/+48          +8/+48
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Enkindler                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      ATTACK: ATB CHARGE II         +13/+133        +13/+133
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      ATTACK: ATB CHARGE II         +18/+315        +18/+315
      - - -
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     Edged Carbine                 lvl. 26         Pervoskite
      - - -                         +8/+83          +20/+170
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Razor Carbine                 lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +10/+190        +28/+448
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +12/+210        +30/+723
      - - -
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     Lifesaber                     lvl. 21         Scarletite
      IMPROVED RAISE                +8/+88          +8/+88
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Peacemaker                    lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED RAISE II             +25/+225        +25/+225
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      IMPROVED RAISE II             +25/+520        +25/+520
      - - -
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     Gladius                       lvl. 26         Uraninite
      - - -                         +25/+175        +13/+88
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Helter-Skelter                lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +28/+448        +10/+190
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +30/+723        +12/+210
      - - -
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     Organyx                       lvl. 26         Cobalite
      LEADENSTRIKE                  +37/+187        +37/+187
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Apocalypse                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      IRONSTRIKE                    +50/+410        +50/+410
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      IRONSTRIKE                    +57/+750        +57/+750
      - - -
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     Hauteclaire                   lvl. 26         Uraninite
      STAGGER LOCK                  +13/+138        +13/138
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Durandal                      lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +18/+378        +18/+378
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +18/+711        +18/+711
      - - -
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     Lionheart                     lvl. 21         Scarletite
      QUICK STAGGER                 +8/+68          +8/68
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Ultima Weapon                 lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      QUICK STAGGER                 +13/+213        +13/+213
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Omega Weapon                  lvl. 100        - - -
      QUICK STAGGER                 +13/+508        +13/+508
      - - -
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     ===SAZH=================================================================[#3.b]
    
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     Vega 42s                      lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +12/+137        +14/+139
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Altairs                       lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +20/+380        +30/+390
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +20/+812        +30/+822
      - - 
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     Spica Defenders               lvl. 21         Scarletite
      AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE         +6/+46          +15/+95
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sirius Sidearms               lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE II      +20/+140        +20/+220
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      AUGMENTED MAINTENANCE II      +20/+713        +20/+911
      - - -
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     Denab Duellers                lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +8/+108         +24/+249
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Canopus AMPs                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +14/+374        +36/+636
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +14/+608        +36/+1125
      - - -
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     Rigels                        lvl. 26         Uraninite
      STAGGER LOCK                  +10/+160        +15/+165
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Polaris Spoecials             lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +16/+496        +24/+504
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +16/+1006       +24/+1014
      - - -
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     Aldebaraus                    lvl. 26         Cobalitite
      LEADENSTRIKE                  +0/+0           +40/+265
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Sadalmelike                   lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      IRONSTRIKE                    +0/+0           +60/+660
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      IRONSTRIKE                    +0/+0           +61/+1150
      - - -
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     Pleiades Hi-Powers            lvl. 26         Perovskite
      PAPER TIGER                  +40/+265        +0/+0
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Hyades Magnums                lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      SILK TIGER                  +60/+660        +0/+0
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      SILK TRIGGER                  +61/+1150       +0/+0
      - - -
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     Antares Deluxes               lvl. 21         Uraninite
      CHAIN BONUS BOOST             +12/+92         +18/+98
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Fomalhaut Elites              lvl. 41         Trapezohedrons
      CHAIN BONUS BOOST II          +16/+216        +22/+222
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      CHAIN BONUS BOOST II          +16/+610        +22/+616
      - - -
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     Procyons                      lvl. 21         Dark Matter
      STAGGER MAINTENANCE           +14/+94         +9/+49
      Plautus's WOrkshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Betelgeuse Customs            lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      STAGGER MAINTENANCE II        +20/+260        +18/+138
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Total Eclipses                lvl. 100        - - -
      STAGGER MAINTENANCE II        +26/+620        +18/+414
      - - -
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     ===SNOW=================================================================[#3.c]
    
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     Wild Bear                     lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +15/+140        +15/+140
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Feral Pride                   lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +23/+383        +23/+383
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +24/+717        +24/+717
      - - -
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     Paladin                       lvl. 21         Scarletite
      IMPROVED GUARD                +8/+88          +8/+88
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Winged Saint                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED GUARD II             +13/+213        +13/+213
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      IMPROVED GUARD II             +15/+510        +15/+510
      - - -
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     Rebel Heart                   lvl. 21         Uraninite
      CRITICAL: POWER SURGE         +5/+65          +10/+70
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Warrior's Emblem              lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      CRITICAL: POWER SURGE II      +8/+248         +17/+257
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      CRITICAL: POWER SURGE II      +8/+602         +17/+611
      - - -
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     Power Circle                  lvl. 26         Scarletite
      - - -                         +23/+198        +13/+38
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Battle Standard               lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +33/+513        +5/+125
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +34/+925        +4/+202
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     Feymark                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
      ENFEEBLEMENT                  +0/+0           +30/+130
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Soul Blazer                   lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      HINDRANCE                     +0/+0           +60/+300
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      HINDRANCE                     +0/+0           +60/+1050
      - - -
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     Sacrificial Circle            lvl. 26         Scarlitite
      PAPER TIGER                 +41/+266        +41/+266
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Indomitus                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      SILK TIGER                  +25/+565        +25/+565
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      SILK TRIGGER                  +30/+1020       +30/+1020
      - - -
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     Unsetting Sun                 lvl. 26         Pervoskite
      STAGER LOCK                   +18/+168        +3/+53
      Gilgamesh, Inc
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Midnight Sun                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+503        +6/+126
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+815        +7/+205
      - - -
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     Umbra                         lvl. 21         Adamantite
      IMPROVED WARD                 +13/+73         +20/+120
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Solaris                       lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED WARD II              +15/+175        +25/+265
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Save the Queen                lvl. 100        - - -
      IMPROVED WARD II              +14/+410        +26/+620
      - - -
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     ===HOPE=================================================================[#3.d]
    
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     Airwing                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
      CRITICAL: SHIELD              +18/+98         +12/+72
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Skycutter                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      CRITICAL: SHIELD II           +31/+231        +45/+205
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      CRITICAL: SHIELD II           +31/+526        +45/+441
      - - -
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     Hawkeye                       lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +2/+27          +18/+193
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Eagletalon                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedon
      - - -                         +4/+124         +26/+506
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +4/+202         +26/+917
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     Otshirvani                    lvl. 21         Scarletite
      SIPHON BOOST                  +6/+66          +14/+114
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Urubutsin                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      SIPHON BOOST II               +18/+178        +20/+260
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      SIPHON BOOST II               +18/+513        +20/+713
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     Ninuta                        lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +12/+137        +12/+137
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Jatayu                        lvl. 61         Trpezohedron
      - - -                         +18/+378         +18/+378
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +18/+612        +18/+612
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     Vidofnir                      lvl. 21         Scarletite
      DEFENSE MAINTENANCE           +6/+46          +14/+134
      Plautus's Workshop 
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Hresvelgr                     lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      DEFENSE MAINTENANCE II        +8/+128         +20/+300
      - - -
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     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      DEFENSE MAINTENANCE II        +8/+305         +20/+713
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     Simurgh                       lvl. 21         Uraninite
      STIFLED MAGIC                 +28/+168        +0/+0
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Tezcatlipoca                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      FETTERED MAGIC                +35/+395        +0/+0
      - - -
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     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      FETTERED MAGIC                +35/+926        +0/+0
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     Malphas                       lvl. 26         Perovskite
      PAPER TIGER                 +30/+205        +30/+205
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Naberius                      lvl. 61         Traezohedron
      SILK TIGER                  +40/+520        +40/+520
      - - -
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     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      SILK TRIGGER                  +40/+832        +40/+832
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     Alicanto                      lvl. 26         Uraninite
      STAGGER LOCK                  +10/+110        +10/+110
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Caladrius                     lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +14/+374        +14/+374
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nue                           lvl. 100        - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +14/+608        +14/+608
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     ===VANILLE==============================================================[#3.e]
    
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     Binding Rod                   lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +18/+168        +12/+37
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Hunter's Rod                  lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +22/+442        +18/+138
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +22/+715        +18/+216
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     Tigerclaw                     lvl. 26         Cobaltite
      LEADENSTRIKE                  +23/+198        +23/+198
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Wyrmfang                      lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      IRON STRIKE                   +36/+516        +36/+516
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      IRON STRIKE                   +36/+828        +36/+828
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     Healer's Rod                  lvl. 21         Adamantite
      IMPROVED CURE                 +8/+48          +8/+48
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Physician's Staff             lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED CURE II              +20/+180        +20/+280
      - - -
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      IMPROVED CURE II              +28/+424        +28/+424
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     Pearlwing Staff               lvl. 26         Perovskte
      - - -                         +2/+27          +15/+140
      Up in Arms
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Brightwing Staff              lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +3/+123         +21/+381
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +3/+201         +21/+912
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     Rod of Thorns                 lvl. 26         Perovskite
      - - -                         +6/+131         +6/+131
      - - -
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     Orochi Rod                    lvl. 61         Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +16/+436        +16/+43
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      - - -                         +16/+709        +16/+709
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     Mistlteinn                    lvl. 21         Scarletite
      ALLY KO: POWER SURGE          +5/+65          +11/+131
      Plautus's Workshop
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     Erinye's Cane                 lvl. 41         Trapezohedorn
      ALLY KO: POWER SURGE II       +7/+167         +15/+335
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      ALLY KO: POWER SURGE II       +7/+403         +15/+807
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     Belladonna Wand               lvl. 21         Uraninite
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING            +5/+65          +11/+131
      Plautus's Workshop
     - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
     Malboro Wand                  lvl. 41         Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +7/+167         +15/+335
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100        - - -
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +7/+403         +15/+807
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     Heavenly Axis                 lvl. 26          Uraninite
      STAGGER LOCK                  +5/+80           +11/+161
      GIlgamesh, Inc.
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     Abraxas                       lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +7/+247          +15/+495
      - - -
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     Nirvana                       lvl. 100         - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +7/+403          +15/+807
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     ===FANG=================================================================[#3.f]
    
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     Blaided Lance                 lvl. 26          Perovskite
      - - -                         +55/+130         +35/+85
      Up in Arms
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     Glaive                        lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +60/+300         +17/+137
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      - - -                         +60/+753         +17/+314
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     Dragoon Lance                 lvl. 21          Uraninite
      STIFLED MAGIC                 +39/+179         +0/+0
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
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     Dragonhorn                    lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
      FETTERED MAGIC                +65/+385         +0/+0
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      FETTERED MAGIC                +71/+962         +0/+0
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     Patisan                       lvl. 26          Perovskite
      - - -                         +6/+31           +39/+189
      Up in Arms
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     Rhomphaia                     lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
      - - -                         +10/+130         +47/+467
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      - - -                         +10/+307         +47/+839
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     Shamanic Spear                lvl. 21          Uraninite
      ENFEEBLEMENT                  +0/+0            +47/+187
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
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     Heretic's Halberd             lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
      HINDRANCE                     +0/+0            +50/+370
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      HINDRANCE                     +0/+0            +50/+941
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     Punisher                      lvl. 21          Scarletite
      STAGGER: TP CHARGE            +20/+100         +31/+151
      Plautus's Workshop
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     Banescissor Spear             lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
      STAGGER: TP CHARGE II         +22/+222         +38/+318
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      STAGGER: TP CHARGE II         +22/+517         +38/+731
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     Pandoran Spear                lvl. 21          Scarletite
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING            +20/+100         +31/+151
      Plautus's Workshop
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     Calamity Spear                lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +22/+222         +38/+318
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      IMPROVED DEBUFFING II         +22/+616         +38/+830
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     Taming Pole                   lvl. 26          Uraninite
      STAGGER LOCK                  +23/+148         +23/+148
      Gilgamesh, Inc.
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     Venus Gospel                  lvl. 61          Trapezohedron
      STAGGER LOCK                  +30/+390         +30/+390
      - - -
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      STAGGER LOCK                  +30/+921         +30/+921
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     Gae Bolg                      lvl. 21          Scarletite
      IMPROVED COUNTER              +23/+103         +12/+92
      Plautus's Workshop
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     Gungnir                       lvl. 41          Trapezohedron
      IMPROVED COUNTER II           +30/+230         +20/+220
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     Kain's Lance                  lvl. 100         - - -
      IMPROVED COUNTER II           +48/+642         +48/+642
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     ===BEST EQUIPMENT=======================================================[#3.g]
    
     I've had a lot of emails recently asking about the best equipment for each
     character. Below is a list of what I used during the end-game material, but
     keep in mind that there is no cut and dry way to equip characters and have
     them perfect every time. That being said, here we go:
    
     WEAPONS:
    
     Lightning: Lionheart (for Commando)
                Axis Blade (for Ravager)
    
          Sazh: Vega 42s (multiple roles) 
                Rigels (for Commando)
    
          Snow: Paladin (he's best as a Sentinel anyway)
    
          Hope: Hawkeye
    
       Vanille: Healer's Staff (for Medic)
                Belladonna Wand (for Saboteur)
    
          Fang: Taming Spear
    
     ACCESSORIES:
     
     These are the accessories that I felt best suited my main party. My main
     party was made up of Lightning as Ravager/Healer/Commando, Fang as 
     Sentinel/Saboteur/Commando, and Hope as Healer/Ravager/Synergyst. I would
     swap other characters in every now and then if I needed their special 
     abilities (Vanille's Death comes to mind). Anyway, here's my main party's
     accessory set-up:
    
     Lightning: Kaiser Knuckles
                Magistral Crest
                Sprint Shoes
                Supper Ribbon
    
          Fang: Kaiser Knuckles
                Kaiser Knuckles
                Sprint Shoes
                Supper Ribbon
    
          Hope: Wurtzite Bangle
                Magistral Crest
                Sprint Shoes
                Supper Ribbon
    
     Those Supper Ribbons are also your swap spot. If you're farming for items
     and CP, you can swap those out for Catalogs and Growth Egg. If you're
     farming 5-star ratings, equip the Gold Watch on someone.
    
     Also, if you're Equipping Lightning with the Axis Blade or it's second
     tier, Enkindler, be aware that these weapons are part of the Synthesis
     group called "Boost" (not the third tier of the weapon however). The other
     items in the Boost catagory are: 
        - Hermes Sandals
        - Sprint Shoes
        - Whistlewind Scarf
        - Aurora Scarf
        - Nimbletoe Boot
     If you equip these accessories rather than the ones lsited above, you will
     get a synthesized ability that raises the speed of the ATB gauge:
        - 2 items - ATB Rate +10%
        - 3 items - ATB Rate +15%
        - 4 items - ATB Rate +20%
        - 5 items - ATB Rate +30%
     When you add the ATB speed increase with Auto-Haste and the innate ability 
     of the Axis Blade, Lightning will be able to drive up the chain gauge 
     with ease.
    
    >===GENERAL EQUIPMENT EXPLINATIONS=======================================[#4.0]
    
     This section contains general information on equpment, including an
     explination of the special properties, as well as a detailed guide to all
     of the game's Synthesis abilities.
    
    
     ===SPECIAL PROPERTIES EXPLAINED=========================================[#4.a]
    
     ***NOTE: All of the game's special properties (found on weapons) are explained
             below. First you'll see the property name, then the game's 
             description (in quotes), then my comments below that.
    
     ***NOTE: Note that the second name given on any property simply means that the
             proprty is increased with that rank. Rank two of all applicable
             proprties are found on Tier II and Tier III weapons.
    
    
     Attack: ATB Charge/Attack: ATB Charge II
         "Slightly recharges ATB gauge each time an enemy is attacked"
              Great for speeding up a character's ATB rate, especially effective
              if combined with Haste and the Boost synthesis bonus.
    
     Improved Raise/Improved Raise II
         "Slightly boosts HP restored to allies by Raise"
              Nice for healers, but looses effectiveness further into the game
              since you won'tbe dying as much (and when you probably won't have
              chance to caste Raise then anyway).
    
     Leadenstrike/Ironstrike
          "Greatly reduces ATB gauge recharge rate."
              This is a negative effect, slowing down the ATB gauge. Can be offset
              with Haste and other bonuses.
    
     Stagger Lock
         "Prevents staggering of enemies"
              Not as bad as it sounds, since other characters can still stagger
              the enemy and the character can still raise the chain gauge.
    
     Quick Stagger
         "Allows instant staggering of enemies near their stagger threshold."
              Allows characters to stagger enemies quicker than usual.
    
     Augment Maintenance/Augment Maintenance II
         "Slightly extends the duration of offensive buffs."
              Great for Synergysts.
    
     Paper Tiger/Silk Tiger
         "Greatly reduces maximum HP."
              Horrible bonus... though it can be offset with HP boosting
              accessories.
    
     Chain Bonus Boost/Chain Bonus Boost II
         "Slightly boosts the chain bonus gained by attacking an enemy."
              Good ability for Ravagers.
    
     Stagger Maintenance/Stagger Maintenance II
         "Slightly extends the duration for which enemies remain staggered."
              Increased stagger time is always a good thing. If you have no other
              options for a weapon, use it, but there are generally better
              options.
    
     Critical: Shield/Critical: Shield II
         "Slightly boosts physical and magic resistance when HP is critical."
              An ok bonus, but its generally not the best idea to leave your
              characters in critical condition.
    
     Siphon Boost/Siphon Boost II
         "Slightly boosts ATB gauge recovery from Siphon abilities."
              Good for Ravagers.
    
     Defense Maintenance/Defense Maintenance II
         "Slightly extends the duration of defensive buffs."
              Good for Synergysts.
    
     Stifled Magic/Fettered Magic
         "Greatly reduces magic damage dealt to enemies."
              Very bad for magic users, but ok for commandos.
    
     Improved Guard/Improved Guard II
         "Slightly enhances the effectiveness of Mediguard and Steelguard."
              Good for Sentinals.
    
     Critical: Power Surge/Critical: Power Shield II
         "Slightly boosts Strength and Magic when HP is critical."
              An ok bonus, but its generally not the best idea to leave your
              characters in critical condition.          
    
     Enfeeblement/Hindrance
         "Greatly reduces physical damage dealt to enemies."
              Same as Stifled Magic, but lowers physical attacks instead.
    
     Improved Ward/Improved Ward II
         "Slightly enhances the effectiveness of Deathward and Fringeward."
              Good for Sentinals.
    
     Stagger: TP Charge/Stagger: TP Charge II
         "Slightly restores party TP each time an enemy is staggered"
              Good if you're using summons or trying to fill out your data log
              with Libra.
    
     Improved Debilitation/Improved Debilitation II
         "Slightly boosts the success rate of debilitation abilities"
              Good for Saboteurs.
    
     Improved Counter/Improved Counter II
         "Slightly boosts the effectiveness of counterattack abilities"
              Good for Sentinals.
    
     Improved Cure/Improved Cure II
         "Slightly enhances the restorative effects of Cure spells."
              Good for healers.
    
     Ally Ko: Power Surge/Ally KO: Power Surge II
         "Slightly boosts Strength and Magic each time an ally is KO'd."
              An ok ability, but just like the critical properties, you don't
              want to spend all your time with dead allies.
    
     Improved Debuffing/Improved Debuffing II
         "Boosts the success rate of debuffing abilities."
              Good for Saboteurs.
    
    
     ===SYNTHESIS TRAITS=====================================================[#4.b]
    
     The data in this section was compiled by Nyxlave.
    
      **NOTE: Tier III weapons DO NOT belong to any synthesis group.
      **NOTE: Level is equal to the number of items needed to gain an ability.
              The number of items needed will be listed next to the ability level
              factor.For example: 2 (Physical Wall: 5) means that equipping two
              of the listed item will grant the "Physical Wall: 5" ability.
    
                                   <<<LEGEND>>>
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     [Ability Title]
       Ability Description
       Levels (where appropriate)
       Contributing Weapon
       Contributing Accessories
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     High HP
      Description: Increases the damage dealt by 20% when health is at 90%
                   or higher.
      Levels:      2-5 (High HP: Power Surge)
       Weapons:     Paladin
                    Winged Saint
                    Healer's Staff
                    Physician's Staff
       Accessories: Iron Bangle
                    Mythril Bangle
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     Low HP
      Description: Increases the damage dealt by 50% when health is at 10%
                   or lower.
      Levels:      2-5 (Low HP: Power Surge)
       Weapons:	Lifesaber
                    Peacemaker
                    Rebel Heart
                    Warrior's Emblem
                    Airwing
                    Skycutter
                    Mistilteinn
                    Erinye's Cane
       Accessories:	Tungsten Bangle
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     Physical Defense
      Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all physical 
                   attacks.
      Levels:      2 (Physical Wall: 5)
                   3 (Physical Wall: 10)
                   4 (Physical Wall: 20)
                   5 (Physical Wall: 30)
       Weapons:     Blazefire Saber
                    Flamberge
                    Gladius
                    Helter-Skelter
                    Wild Bear
                    Feral Pride
                    Power Circle
                    Battle Standard
                    Ninurta
                    Jatayu
                    Binding Rod
                    Hunter's Rod
                    Bladed Lance
                    Glaive
       Accessories:	Silver Bangle
                    Platinum Bangle
                    Power Wristband
                    Brawler's Wristband
                    Warrior's Wristband
                    Power Glove
                    Black Belt
                    General's Belt
                    Champion's Belt
                    Guardian Amulet
                    Shield Talisman
                    Hero's Amulet
                    Morale Talisman
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     Magic Defense
      Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all magical
                   attacks.
      Levels:      2 (Magic Wall: 5)
                   3 (Magic Wall: 10)
                   4 (Magic Wall: 20)
                   5 (Magic Wall: 30)
       Weapons:	Edged Carbine
                    Razor Carbine
                    Vega 42s
                    Altairs
                    Deneb Duellers
                    Canopus AMPs
                    Umbra
                    Solaris
                    Hawkeye
                    Eagletalon
                    Pearlwing Staff
                    Rod of Thorns
                    Orochi Rod
                    Partisan
                    Rhomphaia
                    Punisher
                    Banescissor Spear
       Accessories: Gold Bangle
                    Diamond Bangle
                    Magician's Mark
                    Shaman's Mark
                    Sorcerer's Mark
                    Weirding Glyph
                    Rune Bracelet
                    Witch's Bracelet
                    Magus's Bracelet
                    Auric Amulet
                    Soulfont Talisman
                    Saint's Amulet
                    Blessed Talisman
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     Damage Reduction
      Description: Nullifies a specific amount of damage from all attacks.
      Levels:      2 (Damage Wall: 5)
                   3 (Damage Wall: 10)
                   4 (Damage Wall: 20)
                   5 (Damage Wall: 30)
       Weapons:	Pleiades Hi-Powers
                    Hyades Magnums
                    Sacrificial Circle
                    Indomitus
                    Malphas
                    Naberius
       Accessories:	Titanium Bangle
                    Adamant Bangle
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     [Element] Resistance
      Description: Increases the damage dealt by a percentage when using a 
                   particular element (e.g. If you have Fire Damage: +20%,
                   all attacks utilizing the fire element will deal 20% 
                   more damage, including Commando attacks while you have
                   Enfire cast on you.)
                   **NOTE: When you are a Ravager, using Flamestrike while
                           imbued with Enfire will cause your Flamestrike
                           to take on the effects of Fira, dealing damage
                           to nearby enemies as well.
      Levels:      2 ([Element] Damage: +20%)
                   3 ([Element] Damage: +30%)
                   4 ([Element] Damage: +50%)
       Weapons:     N/A
       Accessories:	Specific to Element
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        Fire: Ember Ring
              Blaze Ring
              Salamandrine Ring
              Flamebane Brooch
              Flameshield Earring
              Fire Charm
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Ice: Frost Ring
             Icicle Ring
             Boreal Ring
             Frostbane Brooch
             Frostshield Earring
             Ice Charm
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Lightning: Spark Ring
                   Fulmen Ring
                   Raijin Ring
                   Sparkbane Brooch
                   Sparkshield Earring
                   Lightning Charm
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Water: Aqua Ring
               Riptide Ring
               Nereid Ring
               Aquabane Brooch
               Aquashield Earring
               Water Charm
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Wind: Zephyr Ring
              Gale Ring
              Sylphid Ring
              Wind Charm
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Earth: Clay Ring
               Siltstone Ring
               Gaian Ring
               Earth Charm
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     [Status Ailment] Resistance
      Description: Reduces the amount of time a specific status ailment
                   lasts when successfully cast on character.
      Levels:      2 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -20%)
                   3 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -40%)
                   4 ([Status Ailment] Duration: -60%)
       Weapons:	N/A
       Accessories:	Specific to Status Ailment
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Debrave: Giant's Glove
                 Warlord's Glove
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Defaith: Glass Buckle
                 Tektite Buckle
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Deprotect: Metal Armband
                   Ceramic Armband
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Deshell: Serenity Sachet
                 Safeguard Sachet
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Slow: Glass Orb
              Dragonfly Orb
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Poison: Star Pendant
                Starfall Pendant
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Imperil: Pearl Necklace
                 Gemstone Necklace
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Curse: Warding Talisman
               Hexbane Talisman
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Pain: Pain Dampener
              Pain Deflector
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Fog: White Cape
             Effulgent Cape
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
        Daze: Raibow Anklet
              Moonbow Anklet
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     Adamancy
      Description: Absorbs as health 1% of all damage dealt to enemies. 
      Levels:      4-5 (Vampiric Strike)
       Weapons:	Organyx
                    Apocalypse
                    Aldebarans
                    Sadalmelikes
                    Tigerclaw
                    Wyrmfang
       Accessories:	Cherub's Crown
                    Seraph's Crown
                    Zealot's Amulet
                    Battle Talisman
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     Positive Effect
      Description: Increases the duration of all buffs cast by this
                   character by a specified percentage.
      Levels:      2 (Buff Duration: +30%)
                   3 (Buff Duration: +50%)
                   4 (Buff Duration: +70%)
                   5 (Buff Duration: +90%)
       Weapons:	Spica Defenders
                    Sirius Sidearms
                    Vidofnir
                    Hresvelgr
                    Belladonna Wand
                    Malboro Wand
                    Pandoran Spear
                    Calamity Spear
                    Gae Bolg
                    Gungnir
       Accessories:	Watchman's Amulet
                    Shrouding Talisman
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     Boost
      Description: Increases the rate at which the ATB Bar fills by a
                   specified percentage.
      Levels:      2 (ATB Rate: +10%)
                   3 (ATB Rate: +15%)
                   4 (ATB Rate: +20%)
                   5 (ATB Rate: +30%)
       Weapons:	Axis Blade
                    Enkindler
                    Antares Deluxes
                    Fomalhaut Elites
                    Otshirvani
                    Urubutsin
       Accessories:	Herme's Sandals
                    Sprint Shoes
                    Whistlewind Scarf
                    Aurora Scarf
                    Nimbletoe Boots
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     Gestalt
      Description: "Random: Instant Chain" Gives every attack landed a 
                   0.5% chance of instantly filling the Chain Gauge of the
                   enemy.
                   "Gestalt/TP Boost" increases the rate at which your 
                   Gestalt Bar and TP bar fill.
      Levels:      2-3 (Random: Instant Chain)
                   4-5 (Gestalt/TP Boost)
       Weapons:	Hauteclaire
                    Durandal
                    Lionheart
                    Ultimate Weapon
                    Rigels
                    Polaris Specials
                    Procyons
                    Betelgeuse Customs
                    Unsetting Sun
                    Midnight Sun
                    Alicanto
                    Caladrius
                    Heavenly Axis
                    Abraxas
                    Taming Pole
                    Venus Gospel
       Accessories:	Survivalist Catalog
                    Hunter's Friend
                    Speed Sash
                    Energy Sash
                    Champions Badge
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     Ultimate Physic
      Description: Nullifies ALL PHYSICAL DAMAGE and healing spells.
                   **NOTE: The only way to heal someone with this ability
                           is with either items or eidolon summoning.
      Levels:      5 (Ethereal Mantle)
       Weapons:	Simurgh
                    Tezcatlipoca
                    Dragoon Lance
                    Dragonhorn
       Accessories:	Kaiser Knuckles
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     Ultimate Magic
      Description: Nullifies ALL MAGICAL DAMAGE and healing spells.
                   **NOTE: The only way to heal someone with this ability
                           is with either items or eidolon summoning.
      Levels:      5 (Magic Damper)
       Weapons:	Feymark
                    Soul Blazer
                    Shamanic Spear
                    Heretic's Halberd
       Accessories:	Magistral Crest
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    >==TIPS & TRICKS=========================================================[#5.0]
    
     Below you will find some tips and tricks to make gathering all the dirrerent
     catalysts easier, and even a way to make some money in the process.
    
    
     ===OBTAINING CATALYSTS==================================================[#5.a]
    
          Millerite - The Motherlode - 3,000 gil
                    - PSICOM Executioner (Lake Bresha)
                    - Chocobo Treasure Hunting
    
      Rhodochrosite - The Motherlode - 8,000 gil
                    - PSICOM Warlord (Palum Polum)
                    - Chocobo Treasure Hunting
                    - Mission 09 - Heave-ho
                    - Mission 16 - Surrogate Slaver 
                    - Mission 20 - Words Unspoken 
                    - Mission 56 - A Toothy Grin 
    
          Cobaltite - The Motherlode - 17,000 gil
                    - PSICOM Reaver (The Palamecia)
                    - Chocobo Treasure Hunting
                    - Mission 02 - Goodwill Hunting 
                    - Mission 13 - Eternity Unpromised 
                    - Mission 19 - Triangle of Tragedy 
                    - Mission 25 - Spectral Hunt 
    
         Perovskite - The Motherlode - 30,000 gil
                    - Sanctum Templar (Orphan's Cradle)
    
          Uraninite - The Motherlode - 45,000 gil
                    - Havoc Skytank (Palum Polum)-100%
                    - Mission 29 - Faltering Faith 
                    - Mission 30 - Syphax, the Insidious 
                    - Mission 36 - Dark Deliverance
                    - Mission 57 - What's Yours is Brine
    
         Mnar Stone - The Motherlode - 60,000 gil
                    - Mission 47 - Unfocused Rage 
                    - Mission 60 - Dégelà Vu
    
         Scarletite - The Motherlode - 100,000 gil
                    - Adamanchelid (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                    - Sacrifice (Eden/Orphan's Cradle)- 5%
                    - Mission 50 - Road to Predation 
    
         Adamantite - R&D Depot - 220,000 gil
    
        Dark Matter - R&D Depot - 840,000 gil
                    - Shaolong Gui (Archlytte Steppes)-5%
    
      Trapezohedron - R&D Depot -2,000,000 gil
                    - Adamantortoise (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                    - Adamantoise (Archlytte Steppes)-1%
                    - Long Gui (Archlytte Steppes)-5%
                    - See "Gathering Trapezohedron" section below
    
    
     ===GATHERING TRAPEZOHEDRON==============================================[#5.b]
     
     As you can tell by simply looking through the weapon list, you will need at
     least 6 Trapezohedron to create 1 tier three weapon for each character 
     (1 Trapezohedron is required for each Tier 3 weapon). If you were to buy 
     these, you would be spending 12,000,000 gil. Considering the cost of 
     materials needed to upgrade weapons and accessories, the extra 12 million
     is not a welcome sight. Here's how to bypass that cost:
    
     The best time to do this is during post game. All you need is Vanille's Death
     ability (available in the level nine crystarium). With this, you can easily
     kill those huge Adamantoise creatures wandering around Gran Pulse. There is
     also one in Leviathon Plaza in Eden. This is personally the best place to
     farm, as there is a save point in the plaza next to the Adamantoise.
    
     Now, to make this go as quickly as possible, give Vanille the Marlboro Wand
     (Tier 2 of the Belladona Wand). Also, give her anything to boost her speed
     (Hermes Sandals, Sprint Shoes, Whistlewind Scarf, Aurora Scarf, Nimbletoe
     Boots).
    
     Set up you party with Vanille as your lead, then a Sentinal and Medic. Your
     Paradigm deck will be Attrition (SAB + SEN + MED).
    
     Now, as soon as you enter battle with the Adamantoise, begin casting Death
     with Vanille. This has a low probability of working, but keep at it. When the
     creature dies, you will receive 40,000 CP, and you'll have a chance at
     getting a Platinum Ingot (sells for 150,000 gil, 5% drop rate), or a 
     Trapezohedron (1% drop rate).
    
     **Note that the Adamantoise are also a great way to farm money, and if you 
       come back after obtaining the Growth Egg you will gain a decent ammount of 
       CP from the fights as well.
    
     
     ===TRIPLICATING TRAPEZOHEDRON===========================================[#5.c]
    
     Once you have one Trapezohedron, you can turn that one into three.
    
     To do this, pick up a Mistilteinn, one of Vanille's weapons, buyable from
     Plautus's Workshop for 11,000 gil. Along with this, you will need the
     following materials:
    
      159 Sturdy Bone          \
       89 Superconductor        \ Total gil:
        2 Particle Accelerator  /    1,507,400 gil
       28 Ultracompact Reactor /
    
        1 Scarletite   - (bought for 100,000 gil from "The Motherlode", or farmed
                          from enemies. See "Obtaining Catalysts" section.)
        1 Trapezohedron
    
    
     Now, use the following items to upgrade the Mistilteinn in this exact 
     order (for best cost effectiveness)
    
      36 x Sturdy Bone
      50 x Superconductor
    
       1 x Scarletite
    
      36 x Sturdy Bone
       2 x Ultracompact Reactor
      15 x Sturdy Bone
      27 x Superconductor
    
       1 x Trapezohedron
    
      36 x Sturdy Bone
      26 x Ultracompact Reactor
      36 x Sturdy Bone
       2 x Particle Accelerator
      12 x Superconductor
    
    
     The weapon should now be a maxed out Nirvana. Once you dismantle this, you
     will receive:
    
      71 x Monstrous Fang
      60 x Entrancing Tail
      36 x Moonblossom Seed
      10 x Tear of Woe
       3 x Trapezohedron
    
    
     ==="TREASURE HUNTER" TROPHY=============================================[#5.d]
    
     After you have obtained every item in the lists above (exluding the multiple
     tier 3 weapons, as noted at the beginning of the weapon section), you must
     return to Bhakti in Oerba to claim the trophy. If you have not repaired the
     robot yet, you must do so in order to speak with him. Once fixed, he will 
     give you the "Treasure Hunter" trophy and "Pulsian Pioneer" trophy, assuming
     that you meet the conditions for both.
    
     "Treasure Hunter" requires that you have held every single item in the game
     at one point in time. Here is a checklist that you can feel free to
     print to ensure that you have gotten every item (best if done from the
     beginning so that you can mark them as you get them). Accessories are listed
     alphabetically, while weapons are listed by tier for each character.    [#5.e]
    
     A printer friendly pdf version of this checklist can be found here:
          http://www.mslewiswrites.com/finalfantasy13equipmentlist.pdf
    
    
     ACCESSORIES_____________|_WEAPONS_______________________________________
                              <LIGHTNIG>      	<SAZH>
     [] Adamant Bangle         [] Blazefire Sabre	 [] Vega 42s
     [] Aqua Ring              [] Axis Blade         [] Spica Defenders
     [] Aquabane Brooch        [] Edged Carbine      [] Denab Duellers
     [] Aquashield Earring     [] Lifesaber          [] Rigels
     [] Auric Amulet           [] Gladius            [] Aldebaraus
     [] Aurora Scarf           [] Organyx            [] Pleiades Hi-Powers
     [] Battle Talisman        [] Hauteclaire        [] Antares Deluxes
     [] Black Belt             [] Lionheart          [] Procyons
     [] Blaze Ring               [] Flamberge          [] Altairs
     [] Blessed Talisman         [] Enkindler          [] Sirius Sidearms
     [] Boreal Ring              [] Razor Carbine      [] Canopus AMPs
     [] Brawler's Wristband      [] Peacemaker         [] Polaris Specials
     [] Ceramic Armband          [] Helter-Skelter     [] Sadalmelike
     [] Champion's Badge         [] Apocalypse         [] Hyades Magnums
     [] Champion's Belt          [] Durandal           [] Fomalhaut Elites
     [] Cherub's Crown           [] Ultima Weapon      [] Betelguese Customs
     [] Clay Ring                  [] Omega Weapon       [] Total Eclipses
     [] Collector's Catalog   <SNOW>                <HOPE>
     [] Connoissuer Catalog    [] Wild Bear          [] Airwing
     [] Diamond Bangle         [] Paladin            [] Hawkeye
     [] Doctor's Code          [] Rebel Heart        [] Otschirvani
     [] Dragonfly Orb          [] Power Circle       [] Ninuta
     [] Earth Charm            [] Feymark            [] Vidofnir
     [] Effulgent Cape         [] Sacrficial Circle  [] Simurgh
     [] Ember Ring             [] Usetting Sun       [] Malphas
     [] Energy Sash            [] Umbra              [] Alicanto
     [] Entite Ring              [] Feral Pride        [] Skycutter
     [] Fire Charm               [] Winged Saint       [] Eagletalon
     [] Flamebane Brooch         [] Warrior's Emblem   [] Urubutsin
     [] Flameshield Earring      [] Battle Standard    [] Jatayu
     [] Frost Ring               [] Soul Blazer        [] Hresvelgr
     [] Frostbane Brooch         [] Indomitus          [] Tezcatlipoca
     [] Frostshield Earring      [] Midnight Sun       [] Naberius
     [] Fulmen Ring              [] Solaris            [] Caladrius
     [] Gaian Ring                 [] Save the Queen     [] Nue
     [] Gale Ring             <VANILLE>             <FANG>
     [] Gemstone Necklace      [] Binding Rod        [] Blaided Lance
     [] General's Belt         [] Tigerclaw          [] Dragoon Lance
     [] Genji Glove            [] Healer's Rod       [] Partisan
     [] Giant's Glove          [] Pearlwing Staff    [] Shamanic Spear
     [] Glass Buckle           [] Rod of Thorns      [] Punisher
     [] Glass Orb              [] Mistlteinn         [] Pandoran Spear
     [] Goddess's Favor        [] Belladonna Wand    [] Taming Pole
     [] Gold Bangle            [] Heavenly Axis      [] Gae Bold
     [] Gold Watch               [] Hunter's Rod       [] Glaive
     [] Growth Egg               [] Wyrmfang           [] Dragonhorn
     [] Guardian Amulet          [] Physician's Staff  [] Rhomphaia
     [] Hermes Sandals           [] Brightwing Staff   [] Heretic's Halberd
     [] Hero's Amulet            [] Orochi Rod         [] Banescissor Spear
     [] Hexbane Talisman         [] Ernye's Cane       [] Calamity Spear
     [] Hunter's Friend          [] Malboro Wand       [] Venus Gospel
     [] Ice Charm                [] Abraxas            [] Gungnir
     [] Icicle Ring                [] Nirvana             [] Kain's Lance
     [] Imperial Armlet
     [] Iron Bangle
     [] Kaiser Knuckles
     [] Lightning Charm
     [] Magician's Mark
     [] Magistral Crest
     [] Magus's Bracelet
     [] Metals Armband
     [] Moonbow Anklet
     [] Morale Talisman
     [] Mythril Bangle
     [] Nereid Ring
     [] Nimbletoe Boots
     [] Pain Dampener
     [] Pain Deflector
     [] Pearl Necklace
     [] Platinum Bangle
     [] Power Glove
     [] Power Wristband
     [] Raijin Ring
     [] Rainbow Anklet
     [] Ribbon
     [] Riptide Ring
     [] Royal Armlet
     [] Rune Bracelet
     [] Safeguard Sachet
     [] Saint's Amulet
     [] Salamandrine Ring
     [] Seraph's Crown
     [] Serenity Sachet
     [] Shaman's Mark
     [] Shield Talisman
     [] Shrouding Talisman
     [] Siltstone Ring
     [] Silver Bangle
     [] Sorcerer's Mark
     [] Soulfont Talisman
     [] Spark Ring
     [] Sparkbane Brooch
     [] Sparkshield Earring
     [] Speed Sash
     [] Sprint Shoes
     [] Star Pendant 
     [] Starfall Pendant
     [] Super Ribbon
     [] Survivalist Catalog
     [] Sylphid Ring
     [] Tektite Buckle
     [] Tetradic Crown
     [] Tetradic Tiara
     [] Titanium Bangle
     [] Tungsten Bangle
     [] Twenty-sided Die
     [] Warding Talisman
     [] Warlord's Glove
     [] Warrior's Wristband
     [] Watchman's Amulet
     [] Water Charm
     [] Weirding Glyph
     [] Whistlewind Scarf
     [] White Cape
     [] Wind Charm
     [] Witch's Bracelet
     [] Wurtzite Bangle
     [] Zealot's Amulet
     [] Zephyr Ring
    
    
     ===GRINDING LOCATIONS===================================================[#5.f]
    
     1. Chapter 7 - Palumpolum - Hope's House
    
     After the cutscene with Hope's father, a scene triggers in which an infinite
     ammount of PSICOM Soldiers spawn. While not the best place to farm for CP, it
     is one of the best places early on to farm for Gil. The soldiers drop both
     Credit Chips and Incentive Chips, which sell for 500 gil and 2500 gil
     respectively. For those that really want to start upgrading their equipment
     early, this spot offers a great opportunity to earn the money early.
    
     2. Chapter 8 - Nautilus - Clock Tower area
    
     There is a group of 5 Zwerg Metrodroids around one of the treasure spheres.
     These won't really help you make progress with upgrading, but they do offer
     640CP every time. To cause them to respawn, just return to the treasure
     sphere in the Mall area and come back.
    
     3. Chapter 9 - The Palamecia - The External Berth/Crew Corridors
    
     Simply moving between these two areas will respawn all of the enemies in each
     area. This area is a great place to farm for components. The Deckdrones drop
     Digital Circuits and Silicone Oils and offer 141CP each. PSICOM Dragoons drop
     Incentive Chips as a rare drop. The enemies inside the Crew Corridors can
     drop Credit Chips and Incentive Chips and are worth a good deal of CP.
    
     4. Chapter 11 - Mah'Habara - Maw of the Abyss
    
     Run between the first Boxed Phalanx and the Juggernaut (not fighting these
     two enemies) and you'll be able farm HUGE ammounts of CP, approximately
     20,000 every ten minutes. On top of the large ammounts of CP available, the
     bombs all have a chance to drop the Bomb Core component, which offers a good
     ammount of EXP.
    
     6. Chapter 11 - Taejin's Tower - Fifth Floor
      **Thanks to JerQy for this grind spot.
    
     This grind spot is simply repeating hunt Mission 24. Once you've defeated the
     boss at the top of the tower you can return to the fifth floor and repeat
     hunt Mission 24. The fight yields 6000 CP and a Moonblossom Seed (6000 gil),
     and the fight can be completed in under a minute with a decently leveled
     party. Once you start getting the hang of the fight, you can cut your time
     even more, earning 60,000-90,000 CP and gil every 10 minutes.
    
     5. Chapter 13 - Orphan's Cradle - final area of the Teesseracts
    
     This is by far the BEST place in the entire game to farm, the only downside
     is that you can never come back to this location once you leave. If you're
     going for the "Master's Seal" trophy, the fastest way to do it is to max out
     your characters here and now. This will go faster if you took the time to
     grab the Growth Egg accessory during Chapter 11. There are three encounters
     in this area that are simply repeats of the previous bosses from this
     chapter: the Wladislaus, Jabberwocky, and Bandersnach enemies. Each one of
     these encounters is worth 32,000CP. On top of the great ammount of CP, each
     encounter offers a few drops that are also worth noting: Cie'th Tears and
     Tears of Woe from the Wladislaus (nothing fantastic, but worth some EXP);
     Moonblossom Seeds and Starblossom Seeds (worth 6000 gil and 13000 gil
     respectively).
    
    
    >==CREDITS & THANKS======================================================[#6.0]
    
     - Me, for the data gathering and writing.
     - SquareEnix, for making another wonderful installment in the Final Fantasy
         series.
     - GameFAQ, for hosting the guide and for creating a great place for gamers to
         come together.
     - Nyxlave for all his work on the Synthesis section of this guide.
     - Kohan and GlaiveIcewind for informing me of gramatical errors.
     - And to YOU, for reading the guide and giving me your feedback.