Ffxv Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Ffxv Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network How to Kill Omega Weapon (Naglfar) in Final Fantasy 15 https://www.gameskinny.com/bduwd/how-to-kill-omega-weapon-naglfar-in-final-fantasy-15 https://www.gameskinny.com/bduwd/how-to-kill-omega-weapon-naglfar-in-final-fantasy-15 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:39:46 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Naglfar is the hardest, most ruthless boss in Final Fantasy 15. It is often compared to Omega Weapon boss from Final Fantasy 8 both for its looks and fierceness. This boss appears during the endgame after you finish the main campaign.

But before fighting Naglfar, you will fight four other bosses. Each battle will grant you a new legendary weapon, which can be used in the fight with Omega Weapon/Naglfar. If you want to know which weapon and tactics are the best for this final boss fight, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Fight Naglfar in Final Fantasy 15

Coming upon Randolph the blacksmith in Lestallum in FFXV

First, you must speak to Randolph -- a legendary blacksmith who resides in Lestallum. He will offer you five quests, the last of which is the fight with Omega Weapon/Naglfar.

Here is the full list of quests, bosses, and weapons you will get from Randolph:

  • Quest: A Legend Is Born
    • Boss: Bennu
    • Reward: Iron Duke (Greatsword)
  • Quest: Dreadful Legend
    • Boss: Malbadoom
    • Reward: Dragoon Lance (Polearm)
  • Quest: A Legend Wrapped in an Enigma
    • Boss: Sir Tonberry
    • Reward: Ziedrich (Shield)
  • Quest: Cursed Legend
    • Boss: Phalaris
    • Reward: Soul Saber (Sword)

When you're done with all four bosses, you will now be able to fight Naglfar as a part of the Wondrous Weapon quest.

How to Defeat Naglfar in Final Fantasy 15

Attempting to beat Naglfar the Omega Weapon in Final Fantasy XV

This night monster appears to be covered with some sort of protective shielding, which makes him completely immune to physical attacks. However, he is weak to all kinds of elements.

You need to utilize this weakness and enchant your weaponry with such elements as Flare, Freeze, and Electon. Also, you need a weapon that can be easily thrown at Naglfar from a distance, as you don't want to be anywhere near this powerful foe.

The best weapon for this purpose is the Star of the Rogue -- a shuriken capable of dealing multiple hits in rapid succession. This weapon can be found in Myrlwood.

Lastly, since the auto-evasion feature doesn't work with Naglfar, you will have to rely completely on manual dodging. So get as good at it as possible.

When you're done fighting Omega Weapon/Naglfar, you will return to Randolph, who will reward you with Zwill Crossblades (Daggers).


Hopefully, this guide helped you deal with Omega Weapon/Naglfar boss, and for other Final Fantasy 15 guides at GameSkinny, please visit the links below:

Final Fantasy 15: How to Manually Drive & Unlock Regalia Type D https://www.gameskinny.com/mnq13/final-fantasy-15-how-to-manually-drive-unlock-regalia-type-d https://www.gameskinny.com/mnq13/final-fantasy-15-how-to-manually-drive-unlock-regalia-type-d Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:01:00 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Not much is as cruel as a game giving you a feature and then snatching it from your hands like some sort of two-faced uncle.

That's exactly what happens with Final Fantasy 15, specifically in the game allowing you to manually drive the Regalia for a time and then making you sit in the passenger seat for a while. Ignis is an all right driver, but it's much more fun to take the wheel as Noctis yourself.

You get a brief taste of driving on your own, and once you have that taste, you've got to have it again. Forever. Luckily, it doesn't take too long for Ignis to let you take the helm again.

You only have to let Ignis drive the Regalia until the end of Chapter 3. Even if you're a hardcore sidequester like myself, it's worth rushing to the end of Chapter 3 just to sit in the driver's seat again.

This all may sound unnecessary, but being able to manually drive the Regalia at the end of Chapter 3 is a lot sooner than players could at launch.

How to unlock the Regalia Type D

Okay, you can take manual control of your car now. What about taking it off the road and into the wild? For that you need the Regalia Type D, a modification for the car that was added to Final Fantasy 15 in a patch post-launch.

You can change to Type D by going to Hammerhead and talking to Cindy, then choosing the 'Change to Regalia Type D' option.

It really is as simple as that. There are no prerequisites for unlocking the Type D, so you can do it as soon as you are free to talk to Cindy and modify the Regalia.

Switching to the Regalia Type D is almost mandatory, as it makes traveling easier, even if it's not as pretty as the standard model. You still may find yourself using Chocobos more often off-road, though. Getting stuck on bushes is a real bummer.

If you found this guide useful, check out our other Final Fantasy XV guides here on GameSkinny!

Final Fantasy 15 Television or Home Theater Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/1ohyw/final-fantasy-15-television-or-home-theater-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/1ohyw/final-fantasy-15-television-or-home-theater-guide Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:22:23 -0500 Jonathan Moore

Both Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition and Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition are finally out -- and both pose the question to new players: "Display or Home Theater?".

One edition brings brand-new content to console players, while the other finally brings the lauded JRPG to PC players. However, both editions of the game ask the same question at startup. Here's what it means and what you should pick. 

Which Sound Option Should I Choose? 

Ultimately, this question in Final Fantasy 15 comes down to your sound setup -- not the type of display you're using. Essentially, it's asking if you're using your T.V. or monitor speakers, budget computer speakers, or a home surround sound system

In this case, the T.V. option means you're using stereo sound, while the home theater option means you're probably using surround sound. Here's a quick breakdown: 

  • Television or Monitor: This is the option you'll choose for a two-channel stereo setup. Choose this if you're using your screen's built-in speakers or low-end computer speakers. 

  • Home Theater: This is a DTS or Dolby 5.1/7.1 surround sound setup. Choose this if you're using a high-end arrangement with satellite speakers or a quality soundbar. 

Also of note, your choice could also impact the sound quality of your favorite gaming headset. If you're using a headset like the Logitech G533 for FFXV Windows Edition, you're going to want to choose the home theater option since that headset is set up for surround sound. However, if you're playing FFXV Royal Edition on console and using a lower-end headset or one built for stereo, you're going to want to choose display for the best audio quality. 


And that's all you need to know about getting your sound right in Final Fantasy 15. If you're looking for more tips and strategies for this popular JRPG, make sure to check out our other FFXV guides! Here are a few to get you started: 

Final Fantasy 15 First-Person Mode Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ymkxl/final-fantasy-15-first-person-mode-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/ymkxl/final-fantasy-15-first-person-mode-guide Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:45:25 -0500 Jonathan Moore

With the release of its Royal Edition on console and Windows Edition on PC, Final Fantasy 15 is the first game in the series to include a first-person mode. Much like GTA 5's first-person mode, FFXV's game-altering perspective will let you explore the world of Eos directly through the eyes of the game's main characters. 

To activate this mode on console (PS4, PS4 Pro, and Xbox One), simultaneously press in both of the control sticks on either the Dualshock 4 (L3+R3) or Xbox One controller (LS+RS). 

To activate it on PC, simply press the "N" key on your keyboard. 

If you want to switch back to third-person view in either the Royal Edition or the Windows Edition of the game, simply depress the control sticks or "N" key again -- and you're back seeing things in over-the-shoulder mode. 


There's no doubt the first-person perspective can get a little hectic in FFXV, but being able to ride a Chocobo around Eos while seeing everything from the saddle makes it all worth it.   

For more tips and strategies on this popular JRPG, make sure to click here for other FFXV guides! Here are some to get you started: 

FFXV Episode Ignis Guide: How to Access All Alternate Endings https://www.gameskinny.com/5niwi/ffxv-episode-ignis-guide-how-to-access-all-alternate-endings https://www.gameskinny.com/5niwi/ffxv-episode-ignis-guide-how-to-access-all-alternate-endings Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:19:51 -0500 Autumn Fish

Episode Ignis is the latest DLC for Final Fantasy XV Season Pass owners and the last in a saga that follows Noctis' partners after they were all separated near the end of the main story. As the name implies, you play as Ignis in an attempt to save Noctis after he has fallen during the battle in Altissia.

As it happens, there are three different endings to see in the new episode, but which one you see entirely depends upon your decisions throughout the story.

The True Ending of FFXV Episode Ignis

Coincidentally, on your first playthrough of the episode, the only ending you'll be able to see is the true ending. When Ardyn offers you a choice, you Fight Back against him and stand your ground in order to protect Prince Noctis.

At this point, Ignis gains incredible power through the help of the Ring of the Lucii. Using this power, attack Ardyn until your energy is depleted and a cutscene plays, signaling the true ending of Ignis's story.

After the credits roll, not only does the game unlock a neat duel with Noctis, but it also unlocks the two Alternate Endings to the episode. Rather than accessing an old save and fighting Ravus again, you can continue right from the cutscene where Ardyn appears so you can immediately see the branching paths by selecting Extra Verse from the Episode Ignis menu.

FFXV Episode Ignis Guide How to Access All Alternate Endings Final Fantasy XV

The Two Alternate Endings of FFXV Episode Ignis

This time, when Ardyn makes his offer again, you'll have a second choice: Play Along. Down this path, you have the chance of seeing one of two different endings.

Here, you have another chance to fight Ardyn using the Ring of the Lucii, however, the Ring gives you a few choices during the fight. If you Give Up when the power of the Ring initially fades or lose to Ardyn, he'll kill Ignis, revealing all of his dastardly plans before the Game Over screen flashes. It's not, like, a real ending, but the extra scene is notable.

However, if you choose to Sacrifice Yourself to the Ring of the Lucii, you'll have the power to kill Ardyn so that Noctis can continue on to fulfill his destiny. It's not a canon ending to the episode, but it's a nice alternate ending that reveals a lot of backstory for Ardyn and is totally worth plaything through.


What did you think of Episode Ignis? Was it a fitting wrap up to the overarching story? Let us know in the comments section below!

For more tips on saving the Kingdom of Lucis, be sure to check out the rest of our Final Fantasy XV guides.

FFXV Comrades Guide: Remodeling and Upgrading Weapon Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/yrjad/ffxv-comrades-guide-remodeling-and-upgrading-weapon-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/yrjad/ffxv-comrades-guide-remodeling-and-upgrading-weapon-stats Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:28:08 -0500 Autumn Fish

Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Multiplayer Expansion is finally out after a short delay, and after hopping into the new content, one of the first things I noticed is that your character really isn't very strong at first.

In fact, you don't even really start out with anything. You don't have any sigils to modify your class and you certainly don't have any weapons that will pack a punch. While you won't be filling out your collection of sigils anytime soon, you can upgrade and remodel your weapons pretty much right off the bat.

If you upgrade certain weapons in Comrades just the right way, they can be remodeled for a ridiculous power boost, which is quite important early on. In this guide, we aim to show you exactly how to upgrade a weapon in order to remodel it for maximum power.

How to Remodel and Upgrade Weapon Stats in FFXV: Comrades

Weapons in FF15: Comrades are upgraded and remodeled with Cid in Lestallum. If you haven't already, you must first power up his Remodeling Shop with 300kW before he can help you. Once that's done, you need to figure out which weapon you want to upgrade.

Is Your Weapon Eligible For Remodeling?

Before you spend a bunch of upgrade materials on a weapon, it's worthwhile to check if it's even eligible for remodeling. Thankfully, all you need to do is check out a weapon's stats to find out. If one or more of their stats have a level bar under it, then the weapon can be remodeled.

How to Remodel and Upgrade Weapon Stats FFXV Final Fantasy 15 Comrades Multiplayer Expansion Guide

Which Weapon Stats to Upgrade for Remodeling

Upgrading a weapon is as simple as feeding it materials that you earn out on missions. Which materials you feed it, however, determine which stats it upgrades and by how much.

In order to remodel a weapon capable of it, you must use materials that upgrade the stats with level up bars under them. Be careful not to hit the weapon's max level before its stat bars are maxed out, though, because you can't feed it any more upgrade materials after that, leaving you unable to remodel that weapon.

Once every stat bar and the total weapon level is at max, you can finally go ahead and remodel it.

Remodeling the Weapon

Remodeling a weapon sets you back quite a few materials, so you may find you need to grind for a bit before you can do this. If you can swing it, however, don't even hesitate to remodel your weapon when given the chance.

Not only does it basically transform it into an all-new weapon, but its attack power also increases alongside its maximum upgrade level. Assuming there are no further stat bars after the remodel, you are at liberty to tailor the rest of the stats how you want.

With remodeled weapons in your arsenal, you'll shred through the once-frightening mobs of enemies with relative ease. Be sure to check back with GameSkinny for more on Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Multiplayer Expansion.

FFXV Guide: How to Complete the Shady Dealings Quest https://www.gameskinny.com/novf7/ffxv-guide-how-to-complete-the-shady-dealings-quest https://www.gameskinny.com/novf7/ffxv-guide-how-to-complete-the-shady-dealings-quest Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:26:28 -0400 adelgirl

From now until January 31, 2018, the limited-time Assassin's Festival event will be available in Final Fantasy XVPlayers are able to complete quests and challenges in order to obtain some of the sweet Assassin's Creed-themed gear that's only available for the duration of this event. 

One of these quests is a side quest called "Shady Dealings". For every objective that you complete in this questline, you'll earn assassination medallions, which is a prize currency. But some players are having trouble finishing it -- so in this FFXV guide, we'll walk you through it so you can reap those rewards. 

FFXV: Shading Dealings Quest Walkthrough

In order to start this quest, you must first head to the city of Lestallum. Once you're there, you need to locate the quest giver -- a nameless Assassin. 

This NPC will ask you to obtain Broken Magitek Cores from Imperial Troopers. Once you collect one and bring it back, he will then ask you to get three. Once you've gotten three, he'll keep requesting more and more broken cores -- until you reach a whopping 99.

But the trick here is that you can't acquire these cores by merely fighting the Troopers -- you must assassinate them. 

How to Perform Assassinations for the Shady Dealings Quest

You'll need to hide and use the assassinate option in order to harvest this resource -- and to do that, you'll need the ability to whistle. Whistling comes from progressing through the event's story to the point that you can hide in bins. Once you've got that ability,  you can farm Imperial Troopers for as many Broken Magitek Cores as you need. 

After you get the request for 99 Broken Magitek Cores, the quest-giver will also ask you to perform special assassinations -- including an arial assassination, an assassination from a haystack, an assassination while hiding in a doorway, and an assassination while hiding in a garbage bin. Check out the quest list to see which ones you need to do. 

Even after you complete the quest line, you can still collect broken magitek core and bring them to this same NPC. For every ten you collect, you get two assassination medallions. 


That's all you need to know about the Shady Dealings Quest! If you need more help with the Assassin's Festival event or other aspects of the game, check out the rest of our FFXV guides for extra tips and tricks. 

How to Complete In Search of Truth and Treasure in FFXV https://www.gameskinny.com/73wxg/how-to-complete-in-search-of-truth-and-treasure-in-ffxv https://www.gameskinny.com/73wxg/how-to-complete-in-search-of-truth-and-treasure-in-ffxv Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:15:03 -0400 Selandrile

Final Fantasy XV's Assassin's Festival, the Assassin's Creed crossover event, is in full swing now -- and there's plenty of loot to be had! To complete it, you'll have to beat the last quest: In Search of Truth and Treasure. Be prepared though, this comes with a puzzle to solve!

Can't figure it out? Don't worry! In this FFXV guide, we'll go over the solution for this final quest so you can claim your prize.

Puzzle Solution for "In Search of Truth and Treasure" Quest

The overall theme of this quest line is that certain colors denote untruths. Essentially, anything written in purple is false. You will need to make your way back to the Lightning board. Reread the instructions and follow them again -- ignoring the purple-shaded part.

After following these steps, you should find a note posted on a pole. It reads:

The treasure is lost
Venture not toward the moon

Remember, purple is false, so don't listen to the note -- do the opposite of what it says. Head for the moon symbol and speak with the guy there. Answer his question with any choice, and the butterfly icons on your map screen will have changed.

All you have to do now is go to the Sun board, proceed to the alley shop, and finally sell the Pendant of Truth. Return to the man near the moon symbol and select Purple as your answer. Walk to the end of the alley to complete the quest and get your reward: the Medjay Assassin's Shield.

Need more help with the Assassin's Festival event or other parts of the game? Check out the rest of our FFXV guides for extra tips and tricks!

How to Get the Dream Egg in FFXV https://www.gameskinny.com/l1gny/how-to-get-the-dream-egg-in-ffxv https://www.gameskinny.com/l1gny/how-to-get-the-dream-egg-in-ffxv Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:54:32 -0400 Selandrile

Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV continues to shine despite being released nearly a year ago. This band-of-brothers adventure boasts a strong, compelling story -- albeit one that is completely linear. To keep things fresh, Square Enix has provided regular updates and content additions. 

Right now, there's a limited-time event going on called the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. The Carnival is on its second run, with only a generic "late September" end date. One of the "can't miss it or you'll regret it" items available in this event is the Dream Egg. This little item is required to unlock some of the Assassin's Creed tie-in outfits that were announced for the game not long ago. 

How do you get the Dream Eggs? It's pretty easy! Keep reading this FFXV guide for everything you need to know to get this exclusive item. 

Where to Get the Dream Egg in FF15

The first thing you'll want to do is confirm you have the Holiday Pack installed from the PlayStation Store. Once that's done you will find the Moogle Chocobo Carnival under the tab labeled Special. Simply load your save game and you're good to go!

To get your Dream Egg, you just need to finish one particular quest called "Interrupted by Fireworks". Once you complete it, the egg will be automatically added to your inventory, and a notification will pop to inform you of your new acquisition. Players have reported that if you focus on the egg-rewarding quest alone, you can finish it within an hour. 


The Assassin's Creed Crossover event is now live, so make sure you get your Dream Egg while you still can!

What did you think of the Carnival? How difficult was getting the egg? Which of the outfits it unlocks is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out the rest of our FFXV guides for more tips!

FFXV Guide : What To Do in the End Game https://www.gameskinny.com/br8vp/ffxv-guide-what-to-do-in-the-end-game https://www.gameskinny.com/br8vp/ffxv-guide-what-to-do-in-the-end-game Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:33:51 -0400 daisy_blonde


But wait, there’s more!


This guide has really only scratched the surface on what you can do post-game. You can also: 

  • Fly around in the Regalia
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  • Collect Chocobo Pears
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  • Find and clear Pitioss Dungeon – a platforming dungeon where Final Fantasy meets Crash Bandicoot
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  • Find all the ingredients and recipes that Noctis can cook
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  • Collect Ribbons to protect against status ailments
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  • Clear the Menace Dungeons
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  • Get all the Accessories
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  • Complete the Frogs Quests
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Once you've completed all these objectives, you can check back with the FFXV subreddit, where the community has put together a full list of activities you can take part in -- and it's being updated constantly. But while you're here, be sure to check out the rest of our FFXV guides here on GameSkinny:


New Free Content and DLC

Free Content
  • Timed Quests are, as the name suggests, quests which are available for a limited period -- like the Dread Behemoth timed quest. You have to be in a certain location on the map to trigger each of these quests. 
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  • Offroad Driving is now available with the Regalia Type-D! To unlock the vehicle, which is basically a monster truck, talk to Cindy in Hammerhead. This vehicle is available to you after you complete Chapter 3 if you have only just recently started the game. 
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Episode Gladiolus

This very short episode sees Gladiolus partnered with his mentor, Cor. He undertakes the trials of Gilgamesh to prove himself a worthy bodyguard to Prince Noctis. There are a total of seven achievements or trophies in this DLC, so you completionists will have a few extra things to hunt down.  After successfully completing your first playthrough, you unlock a special boss fight with Cor.

Episode Prompto

Episode Prompto picks up shortly after Noctis accidentally pushed Prompto off a speeding train. Prompto collapses in the snow and is taken by Ardyn and Magitek Troopers to a Magitek facility, where he finds out about his origins.


There are loads of side quests in this DLC, making it more expansive than Episode Gladiolus. For example, you can take out the optional Kaiser Behemoth boss, or do time trials. Like the Gladiolus DLC, this expansion has more trophies/achievements for you to collect as well,


Chocobo Races 


These races are easily missable, as they are just across the way from the main Wiz Chocobo Post. The Chocobo races are split into two tiers, with the final race pitting you against Gladiolus’ sister, Iris. 

Tier 1 Races
  • Noctis vs Prompto
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  • Noctis vs Ignis
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  • Chocobo Races: Orange Gallop
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Tier 2 Races
  • Noctis vs Ignis
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  • Full Field
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  • Chocobo Hoops: Rocky Road
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Final Race
  • Noctis vs Iris
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Like kart racers, you can start off with a speed boost if you time your button presses right. GameFAQ user HeeroXXXG-01W discovered that if you start holding R2 (or RT on Xbox) after the number 3 disappears in the countdown to the race, you get a speed boost. You can also get your chocobo to eat greens such as Sylkis Greens for a pre-race power up.


Leveling Up Abilities


If you rushed through the story, chances are that you didn’t level all each character's individual abilities. Each of these abilities can be maxed out to Level 10.

Noctis – Fishing
  1. Buy the Death Rod from Bert’s Bobbers ‘n’ Stuff at the East Bank of the Vesperpool.
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  3. Fish using the Death Rod, Malboro lures, and your best reel (usually Dragonsbeard Silk) at the East Bank of the Vesperpool for 2-3 hours.
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  5. Wait 2 in-game days before resting to gain the experience points.
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You can travel to Altissia to buy a better fishing reel than what you get at Bert’s shop. Once you have won 85,000 medals in the Totomostro mini-game, you can buy the Llymlaen fishing reel. 


For more info on how to level this skill efficiently, check out our guide to fishing in FFXV.

Gladiolus – Survival 

The hack for this one is pretty old school – put a rubber band around both the joysticks to get this character to run around for 3 hours! Doing so will get Gladdy up to Level 10 without any work on your part. Don’t believe me? Check out this community guide over at Reddit.  

Ignis – Cooking

 The easiest way to max out this skill is as follows:

  1. Buy 50 pieces of Luncheon Meat from Lestallum. This will get Ignis to learn the Mystery Meat Sushi
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  3. Cook this at every camp.
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Again, pretty straightforward! Once you've got this skill maxed out, you'll want to learn the best recipes in FFXV to make your adventures a little easier.

Prompto – Photography

Make sure you have Snapshot activated on the Exploration Ascension grid. This gets Prompto to take a photo in every battle. Then use it when you battle by selecting Prompto’s Limit Break. That’s all there is to it! You should be up to Level 10 in no time at all.


Collect the Remaining Royal Arms and Legendary Weapons


You will have obtained 7 Royal Arms in FFXV by completing the story. However, there are 6 more which you will have to complete sidequests for. They are broken up as follows:

Royal Arms Obtained Through Story Quests
  • Sword of the Wise - Chapter 2
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  • Axe of the Conqueror – Chapter 2
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  • Swords of the Wanderer - Chapter 3
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  • Blade of the Mystic - Chapter 4
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  • Katana of the Warrior - Chapter 10
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  • Trident of the Oracle - Chapter 12
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  • Sword of the Father - Chapter 13 
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Royal Arms Obtained in Side Quests
  • Bow of the Clever - Balouve Mines
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  • Star of the Rogue - Myrlwood
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  • Sword of the Tall - Costlemark Tower
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  • Shield of the Just - Thommels Glade
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  • Mace of the Fierce - The Rock of Ravatogh
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  • Scepter of the Pious - Malmalam Thicket
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In addition to the Royal Arms, there are also five legendary weapons to collect. These have a tremendous attack power and can be found in various locations throughout Lucis.


To start your legendary weapons collection, visit the weapons shop near the stairs to the power plant in Lestallum. You’ll know you’re at the right place when the person you are speaking to is called Randolph (he will only appear after you have completed the game).


For the exact locations of all these awesome weapons, check out our guide to the best weapons in FFXV and where to find them


Final Fantasy XV is an epic game, and you don’t have to stop playing when you have completed the main story and watched the credits! There are a number of things you can do after you complete the game, which keeps getting bigger and bigger with the free online updates introduced since its launch in November 2016.


After Patch 1.05, which also included additions to the main story, the level cap was raised 120, so maxing out your chocobros’ levels is one possibility. (Check out our guide to farming EXP and leveling quickly for more info on how to do that.)


If that's not enough, you can also collect the remaining Royal Arms and legendary weapons; level up your characters’ individual abilities, win chocobo races, defeat massive bosses, and dig into the DLC that features other characters. 


In this guide, we'll take you through a selection of exciting post-story adventures that you can embark on to keep your FFXV experience going strong.

FFXV Guide : The Dread Behemoth's Weakness and How to Beat It https://www.gameskinny.com/rgh28/ffxv-guide-the-dread-behemoths-weakness-and-how-to-beat-it https://www.gameskinny.com/rgh28/ffxv-guide-the-dread-behemoths-weakness-and-how-to-beat-it Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:27:32 -0400 daisy_blonde

In Final Fantasy XV, one of the most epic fights you'll encounter is against Deadeye the Behemoth. This is an excellent set piece when Gladiolus leads the group in tracking the monster to its lair before using fire magic and oil drums to finish him off.

Winning this quest grants you the opportunity to ride chocobos throughout the kingdom of Lucis, which seems to make Prompto in particular very happy! It also prepares you for the stealth story missions later on in the game.

After you complete the main story, a number of post-game dungeons and timed quests are available to you. But a new timed quest in FFXV, which pits you against the Dread Behemoth, has fans stumped. Unlike the regular Behemoths and the Kaiser Behemoth in the new Episode Prompto DLC, the Dread Behemoth doesn’t seem to be weak to fire or regular magic such as Freeze.

So how do you beat it? In this short guide, we will run through how to unlock this quest, possible weaknesses for the Dread Behemoth identified in various playthroughs, plus some strategies and good character skills that will help you defeat this extraordinary monster.

How to Unlock the Dread Behemoth Quest in FFXV

The quest is only available after you beat the main game. To get to it, you need to:

  1. Load your last save. The background will be a different color to your previous ones, indicating that you finished the game.
  2. Go to your nearest rest point.
  3. Select the option “Talk to Umbra” or “Call Umbra”.
  4. You will be sent back to Cape Caem where you boarded the boat to Altissia.
  5. Drive from Altissia to Longwythe Peak.
  6. Make sure you camp at Longwythe Peak to get a stat-boosting meal before battle.

For your stat-boosting meal, we recommend lasgana al forno. For this recipe, you need to make sure Ignis’ cooking level is at Level 9 (the second highest level), and obtain the following ingredients: 

  • Fine Cleigne Wheat (Buy at Cape Caem for 980 gil) 
  • Cleigne Darskshell (Buy at Cape Caem for 320 gil) 
  • Jabberwock Sirloin (Buy at Medacio Hunter HQ for 5,200 gil)

Alternatively, you can eat lasagna at Maagho’s in Altissia if you use Umbra to travel to past Altissia. You should then speak to Umbra to return to past Lucis.

Either of these recipes will boost your HP by 4,000 and block elemental magic attacks -- which will be useful, as the Dread Behemoth’s favorite trick is to cast Blizzard.

The Dread Behemoth's Weaknesses in FFXV

Now that your characters are prepared for battle, let's talk about some of the weaknesses and vulnerabilities that players have discovered in their experience with this monster. Generally speaking though, the Dread Behemoth is invulnerable to nearly everything -- so be prepared to lose a lot of HP.

Expericast + Thunder

Unlike the regular Behemoths (and contrary to some early reports on this particular one), you should NOT used Fire or Flare on the Dread Behemoth. He will either absorb the attack, or it will actually heal him. 

However, you can use Expericast to stop the Dread Behemoth from casting its deadly Blizzard attack. If you see any indication that the monster is about to cast Blizzard, cast Thunder in conjunction with Expericast. This will interrupt its cast and cause elemental damage. 

  • Note: To create Thunder Expericast magic, mix Thunder with a Rare Coin, a Debased Coin, or a Cockatrice Crest.
Body/Neck Attacks

If you concentrate on the Dread Behemoth’s upper body or neck when you attack it, you can trigger a Blindside attack which does more damage. This isn't an outright weakness, but it is a way to get considerable amounts of damage in when you have the window of opportunity to do so.

Equipment, Skills, and Strategies for Defeating the Dread Behemoth in FFXV

You should be at least Level 110 before you attempt to face this beast. Because there aren't a lot of potential weaknesses to go on, you need to make sure you have the right equipment and skills to win this fight. If you do, it’s just a test of endurance. This is our recommended strategy.


For Noctis, any Royal Arms are a good idea to take into battle, as they increase certain attributes. I had the Sword of the Father as my greatsword, the Axe of the Conqueror, and Trident of the Oracle.

Like I mentioned above, Expericast (with Thunder) should be in one of your four weapon slots. Crossblades could also be equipped if you decide not to use magic (although Warp Strikes with a light sword such as the Airstep Sword can be just as effective).

For your whole party, make sure everyone has a Moogle Charm. This will increase the EXP earned from such a tough fight. You should also stock up on Mega Phoenix, Muscle Stimulants, Phoenix Down, Hi-Potions, Elixirs and Ethers (to top up your MP when casting Thunder Expericast).

  • Noctis: Warp Strike
  • Gladiolus: Royal Guard
    • Because your chocobros will likely die quickly, this skill is a good idea to have, as Noctis will be protected by Gladdy's shield for a short while. 
  • Ignis: Overwhelm
    • This has a small chance of triggering a Blindside bonus that will let you deal some essential extra damage. 

This is going to be a long fight, so bunker down and make sure you evade as many attacks as possible. Other than that, here are some strategies you can use to get Noctis and his friends through their encounter with the Dread Behemoth.

  • Warp Strike the neck and upper body.
  • Keep taking Muscle Stimulants to make you temporarily immune to attacks as you walk around the monster, trying to aim for its weak spots.
  • Do not attack the head.
  • When your surroundings become frozen, the Dread Behemoth is casting Blizzard. Use Thunder to stop it in its tracks.
  • Use Limit Breaks like Overwhelm and Prompto’s Piercer to weaken its defense.
  • Attack its tail when you are behind the behemoth. This is weak -- but it can knock you out with one hit, so be careful!
  • Try to break the behemoth’s horn for a chance of getting a rare item.

Eventually, you’ll wear the monster down. You can expect to gain 30,000 EXP, 999 AP and 1.25 million gil from your first go. If you manage to break the horn, there’s a small chance the monster will drop a Wind-up Lord Vexxos! (For your second go, check out this Reddit strategy guide for farming even more experience from the fight.) 


Hopefully this guide has given you some helpful insight into how you can defeat the Dread Behemoth. As with many fights, patience and a stockpile of restorative items are the keys to success. This fight is much tougher than the Adamantoise, and unfortunately doesn't win you a trophy. But at least you have the bragging rights!

Have you discovered and other tricks for bringing down this formidable foe? Let me know down in the comments! And while you're here, be sure the check out the rest of our FFXV guides for even more tips and strategies:

  • Now What? A Guide to FFXV's Endgame
  • FFXV Guide: Combat Ascension Grid
  • FFXV Food Guide: The Best Recipes Ignis Can Learn
  • FFXV Guide: How to Farm EXP and Level Up Much Faster
  • The 15 Best Weapons in FFXV and Their Locations
  • FFXV Guide: How to Be Overpowered in the Game's First Few Hours
Final Fantasy 15: Full List of Trophies and Achievements https://www.gameskinny.com/x4a9k/final-fantasy-15-full-list-of-trophies-and-achievements https://www.gameskinny.com/x4a9k/final-fantasy-15-full-list-of-trophies-and-achievements Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:05:59 -0500 Michael Llewellyn

Final Fantasy XV has been out for some time now and many fans still haven't seen and done everything in the game.

Going for Achievements and Trophies can help in this regard, as they act as a way to not only guide you to a game's secrets, they can add longevity and replay value.

Here is a list of Achievements and Trophies for Final Fantasy XV and a short guide on how obtain the more complicated Trophies. Some are unlocked by progressing through the story and therefore are unmissable, while others are self-explanatory.

The World Wanderer

Trophy: Platinum

Gamerscore: 1000

How To Unlock: Unlock all other Trophies.

Chosen King

Trophy: Gold

Gamerscore: 110

How To Unlock: Defeat Ifrit on Normal difficulty

This is the only achievement that will require you to play on the 'normal' difficulty or above, otherwise you are able to play through the entire game on 'easy' mode.

It is recommended you equip the Ice Brand weapon since Ifrit is weak to ice based attacks, then combine this with the Ignis' Libra Tech ability. Make good use of the warp point to regain MP and keep striking with the Warp Attack ability, then linking with two or three ally attacks. Repeat this over until you defeat Ifrit.

High Five For Justice!

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock:  Play the Justice Monsters Five pinball game.

The machines can be found at all Crow’s Nest restaurants and in Altissia. You aren't required to play the game, you can simply enter the game and exit for the achievement/trophy to unlock.

My First Hunt

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete a hunt.

Hunts are quick side-quests that require you to hunt and kill various monsters in the game for Gil (In-Game currency). The first one can be found by accepting Takka’s first hunt at Hammerhead’s diner.

Tortoise Toppler

Trophy: Gold

Gamerscore: 110

How To Unlock: Defeat an Adamantoise

  1. To initiate the battle with Adamantoise you first need to have finished the game, you will then be asked to create a new save.
  2. Now load this save and you will appear in the rest area outside of Insomnia.
  3. In the bed area choose Umbra and the dog will appear, ask to go to Past Lucis.
  4. When you land in the past you will get a call from Cindy, who will ask you to meet her in Hammerhead.
  5. Once you arrive in Hammerhead you will initiate the "Let Sleeping Mountains Lie" side-quest. 
  6. This side-quest will awaken the Adamantoise, so you will then need to accept the "Lonely Rumblings in Longwythe" hunt, in order to begin hunting the giant.

To prepare for this long battle it is recommended you are at a level 70 or above, you should also be well stocked up on healing items. Most importantly it is recommended you eat Golden Tail Soup which boosts your character HP to 4000, adds resistance and increases EXP gained by 100%.

Just Hangin’ Around

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Look out for the blue markers that are positioned around the field during the battle, and Point-warp to that position for the achievement/trophy to unlock.


Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: During battle order one of your allies to perform a Technique.

Blind Spot

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Perform a Blindside attack by simply attacking an enemy from behind while one of your allies are targeting the same enemy -- this will then initiate a Blindside Link-strike attack.

Noct You Like A Hurricane

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: In order to perform a Parry-Link when you are blocking, wait for a red shield to appear on screen via a "quick time event" and time your button press during this sequence to initiate a parry.

The Power Of Kings

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Unleash Noctis’ Armiger.

Magical Worker

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: To craft a spell once you have attained all the elemental materials, enter the Elements screen, and load the energy into a spell. 

Black Mage



How To Unlock: Use magic for the first time

Divine Intervention



How To Unlock: Summoned one of the Six for the first time.

After the battle with Titan you will be able to summon him in battle, during some battles at random times (usually when your party is very hurt) you may see a button prompt. You need to hold down this button for five seconds uninterrupted to summon one of this Six.

Quadruple Threat



How To Unlock: Equip a weapon or a spell in all four of Noctis’ Primary Arms slots.

Faithful Heir



How To Unlock: Obtain all 13 Royal Arms.

The first seven of the Royal Arms are unmissable as they unlock during the story mode, but you'll need to discover the rest.

YouTuber PowerPxy provided a good video guide in order get all the weapons.

New Power

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Learn your first ability by activating with earned Ascension points from levelling up.


Trophy: Silver

Gamerscore: 50

How To Unlock: Activated 20 Ability Nodes -- See Self Mastered Achievement.


Trophy: Gold

Gamerscore: 110

How To Unlock: Activated 50 ability nodes.

The quickest way to earn this achievement is by activating abilities that allow you to earn extra AP for driving, riding chocobos and fishing for example -- your characters strengths and abilities will also increase at a much faster rate by taking this approach.

Survival Rookie

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Get Gladio’s surviving skill to 2.

Survival Expert

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Get Gladio’s surviving skill to 10.

This skill can be achieved by running and walking over great distances.

Cooking Rookie

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Ignis’ cooking skill to 2.

Cooking Expert

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Get Ignis’ cooking skill to 10.

A quick method to level up the cooking skill is to purchase luncheon meat from the Lestalium and repeatedly cook the "Mystery Meat Sushi". This can be done over and over until you reach your desired level.

Angling Rookie

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Reach Noctis’ fishing skill to level 2.

Angling Expert

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Reach Noctis’ fishing skill to level 10.

The best place for Noctis to level up his fishing skills is in the north west region of the map, in a place called Vesperpool. You will find lots of rare fish in this area but you need to remember to sleep often in order to level up the fishing ability.

Photo Rookie

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Prompto’s photography skills to 2.


Photo Expert

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Prompto’s photography skills to 10.

The quickest way to activate this achievement and level up is to get Prompto to take photos during battle by equipping the Snapshot ability in the gear menu. Then, have Noctis get Tech Strike, Tech Damage and Quick Tech in order to refill the Tech bar at a faster rate to allow more pictures to be taken.

Immortal Photobomb

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Catch an image of Gentiana in a photo.

After you meet Gentiana in chapter 5, the character may possibly show up in one of the photographs at a random point in your travels. You need to make sure you scroll through all of the images after resting. The achievement/Trophy will eventually unlock when you find her.

Learner’s Permit

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Drive Regalia in manual.

Chocobo Jockey

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Ride a chocobo.

From chapter 3 onwards you need to accept a side-quest called "Friends Of A Feather", to initiate the "A Behemoth Undertaking" hunt once completed you will be able to rent Chocobos meters found at various locations in the world.

Regalia Pilot

Trophy: Silver

Gamerscore: 50

How To Unlock: Fly the Regalia Type-F

This is achieved by completing the game and loading your 'cleared game save' At a rest point speak to Umbra to return to Lucis. This will unlock a new side-quest labelled as "???" Northwest of Hammerhead.

Head to that location to automatically receive the "Formouth Garrison" quest. Completing this will give you a new item and a new side-quest "Into Unknown Frontiers", which will send you to Cindy. She will now upgrade the Regalia for it take flight for the Trophy/Achievement to unlock.

Spinning A Yarn I

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete one side-quest

Spinning A Yarn II

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete five side-quests

Spinning A Yarn III

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete 10 side-quests

Spinning A Yarn IV

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete 20 side-quests

Spinning A Yarn V

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete 40 side-quests

Weaving A Tapestry

Trophy: Silver

Gamerscore: 50

How To Unlock: Complete 80 side-quests

The best places to gain side-quests in the game are Hammerhead from Takka in the diner, Cid and Cindy all of which serve as means to upgrade your car, gain new ingredients and get weapon upgrades. The best area in the game though is Lestallum, where you'll find many NPC's with multiple side-quests each.

Story Achievements/Trophies

Story achievements are unlocked automatically by playing the game and progressing through the main story. They will unlock as follows:

Insomnia’s Walking Nightmare

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Reach Chapter 01


Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 01

No Turning Back

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 02

The Open World

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 03

Living Legend

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 04

Dark Clouds

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 05

A Way Forward

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 06

Party Of Three

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 07

Sea Worthy

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 08


Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 09

The Heart Of A King

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 10

In The Dark

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 11

End Of Days

Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 12


Trophy: Bronze

Gamerscore: 10

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 13


Trophy: Silver

Gamerscore: 50

How To Unlock: Complete Chapter 14

As you can see the majority of these achievements/trophies can be attained just by playing the through Final Fantasy 15's main story, but there are a few that will take a little bit of work if you want the full 1000 Gamerscore or the Platinum Trophy. The only real grind is the "Weaving A Tapestry" achievement but that is more time consuming than difficult.

Now What? A Guide to Final Fantasy 15's Endgame https://www.gameskinny.com/5uro4/now-what-a-guide-to-final-fantasy-15s-endgame https://www.gameskinny.com/5uro4/now-what-a-guide-to-final-fantasy-15s-endgame Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:57:05 -0500 L.A. Skywalker


Much and More


The world of Final Fantasy XV's offers a variety of things to experience, and Square Enix has already informed the masses that there's more to come. Six DLC's have already been leaked and Square has voiced its goal to include multiplayer capabilities sooner rather than later.


Those keeping up with Noct. have also had the opportunity to experience the Moogle Chocobo Carnival at Altissia, an in-game event that was a promising introduction to the possibility of future events.


In any case, Final Fantasy XV has much more to experience beyond its main storyline. And even though Prompto is busy snapping sloppy pictures mid-battle, Noctis and his crew are equipped to face it all.


Hunt the Adamantoise


Last, but most certainly not least, is the hunting of the Adamantoise. Here, the term "hunting" is used lightly, as it doesn't take much to hunt down a tortoise-like creature the size of a mountain. While discovering it may be of little issue, killing it is an entirely different matter.


The Adamantoise can be discovered via "Let Sleeping Mountains Lie," a quest provided by Cindy after the party travels back in time through Umbra (Noct's canine companion). Upon pursuing the quest, Noctis and friends discover that the mountain they approach is alive and angry. After fleeing from the beast, the hunt "Lonely Rumblings in Longwythe" can be accepted from Takka in the restaurant at Hammerhead.


Regardless of your level, the Adamantoise is not easy to take down quickly, boasting a 5,260,000 HP with damage reduction in all areas except for its neck. The key here is to Armiger often, boost Noct's attack power, and strike the side spot of the beast's neck when vulnerable. Upon felling the mountainous beast for nothing other than vain glory, players will be rewarded with the "Tortoise Toppler" achievement.


Conquer Side Dungeons and Obtain the Dungeon Key


In Final Fantasy XV, the term "dungeon" doesn't necessarily refer to a dark maze of cells under some castle. Some may require you to scale a volcano or explore a forested thicket, while others may require a deep-dive into an underground system of sewer channels. Whatever the environment, these dungeons are each unique in their own right.


There are four dungeons that Noctis and company are required to navigate to progress through the story line. Aside from these story-driven dungeons, there are eight optional locations, each offering new environments and rewards upon completion. These locations are scattered throughout the world, and many can be accessed prior to completing the game. The major issue here is that some dungeons are very challenging, making the locations below more of end-game explorations:

  • The Rock of Ravatogh
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  • Daurell Caverns
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  • The Myrlwood
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  • Malmalam Thicket
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  • Balouve Mines
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  • Crestholm Channels
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  • Costlemark Tower
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  • Pitioss Ruins
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The last on the list, Pitioss Ruins, is a unique dungeon in that it is completely void of monsters. Instead, players are faced with a series of intricate puzzles and platforming required to obtain the Black Hood, an accessory that allows Noctis to automatically evade attacks.


While the above are great challenges in themselves, discussing dungeons would be incomplete without mentioning the Sealbreaker's Key. This item allows the player to access eight hidden doors, one located in eight different dungeons. It can be acquired after completing the main story and clearing Costlemark Tower, Balouve Mines, Crestholm Channels, and the Daurell Caverns. After completing these, Ezma at Meldacio Hunter HQ will give you the key, initiating the "Menace Beneath Lucis" questline.


Collect Legendary Weapons and the Royal Arms


One rather unique aspect of this installment's protagonist is the diversity of weapons for the player to choose from. Whether you favor guns, swords, or spears, there is something for everyone.


To add to the flavor, since Noctis is of the royal family, he can claim the power of the thirteen Royal Arms. These powerful weapons deal impressive amounts of damage and are unique in their skillsets, but can only be wielded by slowly draining the life away from Noct.


There exists a total of five "legendary" weapons in the game: Iron Duke, Dragoon LanceZiedrich, Soul Saber, and the Zwill Crossblades.


The Iron Duke is a greatsword outputting a whopping 581 attack, and can be obtained via the quest "A Legend is Born."


The Dragoon Lance is, as you can guess, a polearm. It is tagged with 246 attack and can be obtained through "The Dreadful Legend" questline.


Ziedrich, a shield, can be obtained by completing the "Legend Wrapped in an Enigma" quest, and outputs 327 attack.


The Soul Saber is a sword (naturally) with 343 attack, and is rewarded from the "Cursed Legend" quest.


Lastly, the Zwill Crossblades, a nifty set of daggers with 345 attack power, can be gained from completing the "Wondrous Weapon" quest.  A brief breakdown of the quests mentioned above can be found on the FF wiki.


While these five weapons are tagged as legendary, there still exists many more unique weapons in the game. The Cerberus, for example, is a sniper rifle that can be found at Fort Vaullerey, and is only usable by Prince Noctis.  While the damage is nothing special at 156, its ability to engage enemies from a distance and break appendages can be quite useful.  What's more, it gives the player the ability to actually look through the mounted scope, giving you a nice first-person shooter feel in a third-person world.


Another unique weapon is the Drillbreaker, a machinery weapon with a special attack that drills into a target for repeated damage. The Drillbreaker can be used by Noctis or Prompto, and when upgraded, deals a massive amount of damage at 432.


While these are just some examples of the uniqueness of weaponry found around Eos, it is important to mention that these most of these are not even the strongest weapons in their respective categories. If you're willing to venture into some of the more difficult dungeons and face the fiercer enemies, your armada has the opportunity to be greatly bolstered. A comprehensive list of the weapons available for Noctis and the gang can be found at the Final Fantasy wikia.


When it comes to acquiring Royal Arms, the methods for obtaining them are more straightforward. Simply put, all Noctis needs to do is locate each royal tomb and acquire weapon through interacting with the tomb inside. Seven of the total thirteen are obtained by simply following the story missions, but as for the remaining six, you're on your own:

  • Sword of the Wise - Chapter 2 Storyline: "Legacy"
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  • Axe of the Conqueror - Chapter 2 Storyline: "The Power of Kings"
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  • Bow of the Clever - Location: Balouve Mines
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  • Swords of the Wanderer - Chapter 3 Storyline: "The Sword in the Waterfall"
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  • Blade of the Mystic - Chapter 4 Storyline: "The Archaean"
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  • Star of the Rogue - Location: The Myrlwood
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  • Sword of the Tall - Location: Costlemark Tower
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  • Shield of the Just - Location: Thommels Glade
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  • Mace of the Fierce - Location: The Rock of Ravatogh
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  • Scepter of the Pious - Location: Malmalam Thicket
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  • Katana of the Warrior - Chapter 10 Storyline: "The Hand of the King"
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  • Trident of the Oracle - Chapter 12 Storyline: "Breath of the Glacian"
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  • Sword of the Father - Chapter 13 Storyline: "Zegnautus Keep"
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Level Your Chocobo


While the roads and skies belong to the Regalia, there's still remains much off-road exploration to be done. This is where your trusty Chocobo comes into play. The party can unlock Chocobos after completing the "Friends of a Feather" sidequest given by Prompto. Chocobos can then be rented for a specified number of days at kiosks, and whistled for while out in the wild. Leveling your Chocobo is rather easy, as simply riding it will build experience. The more time spent on the big beautiful birds, the faster they'll level.


When you acquire your Chocobo, its level is 1. Each subsequent level will reward your little friend in some way, either in the form of increased attributes or a new skill:

  • Level 2 (2 mins) Reward: Dash De Chocobo - Summon your chocobo to flee once per battle
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  • Level 3 (6 mins) Reward: Max stamina/speed increase
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  • Level 4 (8 mins) Reward: Kick De Chocobo - Your Chocobo can join you in battles and deliver a devastating kick
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  • Level 5 (12 mins) Reward: Max stamina/speed increase
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  • Level 6 (16 mins) Reward: Dance De Chocobo - Your Chocobo can buff you to increase your health regeneration in battle
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  • Level 7 (20 mins) Reward: Max stamina/jump height increase
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  • Level 8 (20 mins) Reward: Rush De Chocobo - Your chocobo can unleash a flurry of attacks
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  • Level 9 (24 mins) Reward: Max stamina/stamina recovery rate increase
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  • Level 10 (30 mins) Reward: Link De Chocobo - Your chocobo can perform Blindside-Link attacks with Noctis
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Upgrade the Regalia


If you've hopped into the Regalia and found yourself not able to fast travel, you know how long some trips may take. Luckily, there are a few upgrades to ease your travel woes. Early in the game, Cindy will present you with an evolving questline, formulaically titled, "The Ever (insert keyword) Regalia."  Not only are they all titled similarly, but they are also all the same run-of-the-mill fetch quests, having the player find and item and bring it back to her at Hammerhead.


The first two parts of this chain of quests, "The Ever Regal Regalia" and, "The Ever Elegant Regalia," offer little in terms of travel upgrades. The "Regal" quest has the player fetch a can of wax, offering better fuel efficiency for the Regalia when installed. The "Elegant" quest offers additional colors and decals for the car; a pleasing addition, but not necessarily practical. Both of these quests have relatively low recommended levels and should offer little challenge to the leather clad bros.


Unfortunately enough, these are prerequisite steps for the latter sections of the questline, so they'll have to be completed before capitalizing on the better Regalia upgrades.


Next up is "The Ever Gleaming Regalia." Again, this is a retrieval quest, and unfortunately only rewards you with a fiberglass coating for the car. While this upgrade keeps the old girl looking fit for a prince, it offers little in terms of practicality.


The next two quests are quite useful to have when it comes to cruising around Eos. "The Ever Valorous Regalia" has the player retrieving a Supercharger, but due to an imperial blockade, isn't able to be completed until Chapter 7. The wait is worth it though, for bringing this piece to Cindy upgrades the max speed of the Regalia, and who doesn't want a bit more Chocobo power under the hood?


"The Ever Illustrious Regalia" is the last part of this quest series, and is by far the most challenging. This time around you'll be retrieving headlights from Crestholm Channels, a maze-like side dungeon that hosts groups of difficult monsters with levels in the 40's range, as well as a mini-boss (level 49) that sits in ambush. After retrieving the headlights and giving them to Cindy, the Regalia can be outfitted to drive at night without interruption from daemons.


Last, but most certainly not least, is the F-Type Regalia. To obtain this upgrade, one must destroy three imperial bases and collect an item from each. The first two bases are completed as you progress through the main story, rewarding you with Warped Wings and the Unstable Stabiliser. The third item, the Strange Engine, is rewarded after destroying Formouth Garrison. When all three are collected, talking them to Cindy will reward you with the F-Type Regalia, which has the ability to fly.


Yes, fly. Time to soar across Eos!


As Prince Noctis and his gang don their royal vestments and head into the fray one last time, you may find yourself wishing you had explored more of the vast lands that make up Final Fantasy XV. Luckily for you, Square was prepared.  After you deal your final blow, you have the ability to travel back to explore the world of Eos with your rewards, gear, and companions.


When the final cutscenes are played through, you will be able to load your completed game, placing you at the last place you rested prior to the final battle. All gear and experience you gained from that point to the finish of the game will still be intact, though it'll be as if the story never progressed. From here, summoning your faithful companion Umbra is all you need in order to travel back in time to past Altissia and Lucis. Since your level, gear, and skills are maintained, you may find yourself a bit overpowered for some of the previous sidequests, but there is still much to do in the open world of the past.


Let's talk about what that is.

Final Fantasy 15: Meat Most Magnificent side quest completion guide https://www.gameskinny.com/gqszx/final-fantasy-15-meat-most-magnificent-side-quest-completion-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/gqszx/final-fantasy-15-meat-most-magnificent-side-quest-completion-guide Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:49:15 -0500 Ty Arthur

I have to admit I did not have high hopes in the months leading up to its release and expected a massive flop, but Final Fantasy XV has managed to defy expectations on sales and review scores (even if it does have some big problems, like ludicrously over the top product placement).

Diving into the gameplay itself, there are loads of side quests to undertake in this open world rendition of the Final Fantasy formula. One such hunting side quest amusingly titled A Meat Most Magnificent tasks you with slaying an absolutely gigantic Catoblepas and bringing back its meat, but there's a catch: the ingredient might not actually drop after you kill the monster!

Below we cover how to find, start, and complete the quest, including how to get that elusive Catoblepas Brikset to drop as it is supposed to after delivering the killing blow.

 Meat Most Magnificient quest details

Meat Most Magnificent Requirements

Before getting started, it's recommend your party is around level 38 to successfully tangle with the Catoblepas, and it will be helpful to have Ignis cook a Mother & Child Rice Bowl ahead of time (explained below).

Before you can even accept this side quest, Noctis will have to be a rank 4 hunter, and you must have already completed all of the jobs offered by Takka up to and including the Lestallum's Finest quest.

To start this final job for Takka, talk to him at the service station in Hammerhead, which will open up the A Meat Most Magnificent quest. Quick travel to that quest location (another diner) and talk to the man at the counter to bring up the "Hunt" screen, then accept the hunt named Marsh Madness: The Giant Awakens.

Now you can finally fight those giant Catoblepas you've seen from the safety of the car!

Accepting the job

Completing Meat Most Magnificent

The task at hand is to slay the Catoblepas and bring a Catoblepas Brisket back to Takka. Just access the quest location from the quest screen and  follow the map indicator to find the monster wandering near Lake Alstor in Duscae.

While battling this behemoth, the  Catobelpas is immune to instant death effects and resistant to stop effects, but will take increased damage from elemental ice and fire attacks.

Fighting the Catoblepas

After killing the Catoblepas, ideally the Brisket item should immediately drop - but more than half the time it just simply won't.

Players are under the assumption that the quest is glitched and in need of a patch, but actually the Catoblepas Brisket just has a very low drop rate - meaning you may have to do this quest several times in a row to actually get one.

This exceedingly low drop rate is sort of odd, since based on the size of a Catobelpas it seems like you should get a couple of thousand briskets out of the carcass. Even the game seems to recognize this absurdity as Gladiolus quips that it will take a whole army to haul it all back to Takka.

Although not a sure fire fix, you can make this process easier by having Ignis prepare you a Mother & Child Rice Bowl ahead of time (made by with Chickatrice Leg, Birdbeast Egg, and Saxham Rice), which increases your drop rate after being consumed.

Hurray - we got it!

If the Catoblepas Brisket still doesn't drop, just return to the diner tipster and restart the hunt to spawn another towering Catoblepas. Within a few attempts, eventually the ingredient will drop. You reward for all this hard work? 3,000 experience and Allural Shallot x 5, Kettier Ginger x 5!

Need more help navigating the huge world of Final Fantasy XV? Be sure to check out our other guides for completing every aspect of this long-awaited return to the series:

Final Fantasy XV Guide: Techniques Ascension Grid https://www.gameskinny.com/ue6wy/final-fantasy-xv-guide-techniques-ascension-grid https://www.gameskinny.com/ue6wy/final-fantasy-xv-guide-techniques-ascension-grid Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:08:51 -0500 Synzer

The Ascension Grid, or Nexus, is how you unlock new skills, passive abilities, and other bonuses to help you on your journey in Final Fantasy XV. There are 9 total grids, which all give bonuses to something specific. Some of them benefit each other, while others stand alone. 

The Techniques Ascension Grid gives bonuses to your allies' techniques, as well as grants them new ones. These will give your team a bigger variety of moves to use in combat and can greatly change the way you battle. I'm going to explain the choices you have, and give tips on which to get first.

This guide will go over everything about the Techniques Ascension Grid including:

  • Techniques Skills - Each Techniques skill and what they do.
  • Techniques Suggestions - Which skills you should focus on first. 

Techniques Skills

I'm going to break the grid up into different categories. Each skill will be a bullet point and skills that come later in a tree will be indented.

Tech Bar

  • Tech Strike (48 AP) - Add to the tech bat when Noctis lands attacks.
    • Tech Damage (99 AP) - Add to the tech bar when Noctis suffers damage.
    • Quick Tech (333 AP) - Accelerates tech bar replenish rate.


  • Dawnhammer (8 AP) - Deal heavy damage to a single enemy with a Greatsword slash. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Cyclone (18 AP) - Deal damage to nearby enemies with a fearsome shield shockwave. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Royal Guard (18 AP) - Move to quickly guard Noctis with a shield. Depletes tech bar by 1.
    • Impulse (72 AP) - Ambush enemies with a frontal, sweeping greatsword area attack. Depletes tech bar by 3.
    • Limit Break (999 AP) - Breaks the limit on damage from Gladio's techniques.


  • Regroup (8 AP) - Brings all allies together, rescues them from danger, an restores HP quickly. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Overwhelm (18 AP) - Concentrate ally attacks on a foe with Deathblow strikes. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Enhancement (18 AP) - Imbue Noctis' weapon with the element his target is weakest to. Depletes tech bar by 1.
    • Sagefire (72 AP) - Unleash a devastating attack with daggers. Depletes tech bar by 3.
    • Limit Break (999 AP) - Breaks the limit on damage from Ignis' techniques.


  • Starshell (8 AP) - Draw enemy attention across a wide area with a firearm. Weakens daemons. Depletes tech bar by 1.
    • Recoil (18 AP) - Deal heavy damage with machinery by overloading its energy output. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Gravisphere (18 AP) - Draw enemies in an area close together with machinery by creating a gravitational field. Depletes tech bar by 2.
    • Trigger-Happy (72 AP) - Unleash a barrage at multiple enemies with a pair of firearms. Depletes tech bar by 3.
    • Limit Break (999 AP) - Breaks the limit on damage from Prompto's techniques.

Techniques Suggestions

final fantasy xv gladio techniques

You definitely want the Limit Break on everyone so that you can go beyond the 9999 damage cap, but it costs a lot and won't be needed until endgame. 

Gladio does a lot of damage with his initial Dawnhammer and will be hitting damage cap early, so I suggest getting the Limit Break on him first.

The first thing I would get is Regroup from Ignis. This allows you to bring everyone in and heal them at the same time. This can save you time and items often.

It is also great if you want to get people out of the way when you cast magic on enemies.

I would also get at least Tech Strike so you can build the tech bar by attacking. If you can afford it, also get Tech Damage so you can also get it from being attacked.

Enhancement is great if you want to always be able to target an enemy's elemental weakness without using every magic.

For taking out groups of enemies, I suggest Prompt's Gravisphere. This groups all the enemies up for a short time so you can easily attack them all.

That's it for my guide on the Techniques Ascension grid in Final Fantasy XV. Let me know if you have any questions!

Final Fantasy XV Guide: Combat Ascension Grid https://www.gameskinny.com/6v7p0/final-fantasy-xv-guide-combat-ascension-grid https://www.gameskinny.com/6v7p0/final-fantasy-xv-guide-combat-ascension-grid Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:04:14 -0500 Synzer

The Ascension Grid, or Nexus, is how you unlock new skills, passive abilities, and other bonuses to help you on your journey in Final Fantasy XV. There are 9 total grids, which all give bonuses to something specific. Some of them benefit each other, while others stand alone.

The Combat Ascension Grid gives bonuses to Noctis' combat skills, including abilities or passives to help him during a fight. These give you a variety of ways to take out and avoid your enemies. I'm going to explain the choices you have, and give tips on which to get first.

This guide will go over everything about the Combat Ascension Grid including:

  • Combat Skills - Each Combat skill and what they do.
  • Combat Suggestions - Which skills you should focus on first. 

Combat Skills

I'm going to break the grid up into different categories. Each skill will be a bullet point and skills that come later in a tree will be indented.

Blink Skills

  • Blink (16 AP) - Pass through an enemy's attack without using MP by pressing the phase button at the last second.
    • Blink Boost (32 AP) - Recover a bit of MP by blinking through attacks at the last second.
    • Impervious (333 AP) - Negate damage by pressing the Phase button immediately after being hit.
    • Warp Decoy (48 AP) - Leave behind a hologram to divert enemies after warping.
    • Static Edge (64 AP) - Significantly increase damage dealt after entering Stasis.

Aerial Skills

  • Airstep (6 AP) - Move in a direction and press the attack button to take a step in midair after attacking, one time only.
    • Airslip (16 AP) - Dodge attacks in midair by holding the phase button.
    • Airstride (52 AP) - Perform a 2nd airstep after a 2nd midair attack.
    • Airdance (333 AP) - Airstep after midair attacks an unlimited number of times.
    • Death Drop (28 AP) - From afar, press the attack button in mid air tow warp into range and strike down from above.
    • Osmostrike (52 AP) - Recover MP when an aerial attack lands.

Warp-Strike and Blindside

  • Chained Fury (10 AP) - Boost damage dealt when unscathed during chain attacks.
    • Stalker (28 AP) - Boost blindside damage.
    • Super Stalker (64 AP) - Further boost blindside damage.
    • Warp Factor (24 AP) - Boost warp-strike damage.
    • Daemon Destroyer (24 AP) - Warp-strike to break daemon appendages.
    • Warp Factor II (52 AP) - Further boost warp-strike damage.
    • Point-Blank Warp-Strike (333 AP) - Deliver a critical hit when warp-striking at close range.


  • Light Phase (8 AP) - Reduce MP cost of phasing.
    • Ultralight Phase (32 AP) - Further reduce MP cost of phasing. 
    • Experimagic (99 AP) - Increase Noctis' MP by the number of levels gained.

Combat Suggestions

final fantasy xv combat

All of the skills are great in this grid, though I would get the Warp-strike/Blindside ones first.

Boosting the amount of warp-strike damage is a great idea because you should be doing that often.

I would get the Daemon Destroyer ability for sure to help break Daemon appendages. This helps you take them down faster, as well as get rare items.

If you don't mind saving up, I would get Point-Blank Warp-Strike because getting critical hits, with already boosted damage, makes fights a lot easier.

Going down the Misc route early is also a good idea to get Experimagic. This gets you a lot more mp and you are using less MP for phasing. This means you can do a lot more before you go into stasis or have to go to a Warp-Point.

This does make Static Edge less useful because you won't be in Stasis as often, so keep that in mind if you want to use that skill.

For a more defensive approach, the Blink abilities are perfect. You just need to have good timing so you can either avoid at the last second, or completely negate damage with Impervious.

That's it for my guide on the Combat Ascension grid in Final Fantasy XV. Let me know if you have any questions!

Final Fantasy XV Food Guide: The Best Recipes Ignis Can Learn https://www.gameskinny.com/l9wsz/final-fantasy-xv-food-guide-the-best-recipes-ignis-can-learn https://www.gameskinny.com/l9wsz/final-fantasy-xv-food-guide-the-best-recipes-ignis-can-learn Mon, 12 Dec 2016 01:14:12 -0500 Pablo Seara

Final Fantasy XV is a fantasy based on reality. As such, it is set in a fictional world, very similar to our own. There are cars, gas stations, modern buildings, cemented roads, ships, and lots of other items and places we can see in our day-to-day life. And of course, there is food as well.

Ignis, the chef of our group, can prepare a great variety of dishes every time the protagonists camp, busting their stats in several ways. However, knowing what recipe to choose can get overwhelming, since there are lots of variations and effects.

In this guide, you will find the best recipes in Final Fantasy XV, and where to learn them.

Lasagna Al Forno

Ignis will learn this delicious-looking Italian meal just by reaching lvl 9 in cooking skill. The ingredients to prepare it are very difficult to obtain, but this is one of the best dining dishes you can eat in the whole game. Some even say it is the definitive meal!

Lasagna Al Forno provides an outstanding 4,000 HP boost, increase experience points by 100% and nullifies all elemental damage. It is the perfect dish to prepare before the toughest fights in the game, especially against mages, since they won't be able to harm you at all. It is also suitable for farming and leveling up quicker.

Memory Cake

Memory Cake is one of Noctis' favorite dishes. This means that you can obtain an additional AP every time you cook it and a 100% increase in your group skills' bar recovery speed. To learn this recipe, you have to complete the Berried Memories side quest. To activate it, go to Galdin Quay after you finish Brave New World.

This recipe adds 500 to magic, but nullifies your strength. It is perfect for a black mage build against an enemy that is vulnerable to it. Make sure you do not need to inflict physical damage though, since you won't be able to do so.

Longwythe's Peak

You can unlock this amazing dish after you finish the main story. Find Oric's Culinaru Chronicles Entry 8: The Hero of Saxham book in the cabin shown above in the Three Valleys area in Leide. It is the last recipe you can learn in this series of side quests involving the work of a famous chef.

This powerful recipe increases attack by 600, adds 4,000 HP to your maximum and accelerates HP recovery rate by 200%! Longwythe's Peak is another of the ultimate meals in Final Fantasy XV, perfect to prepare before facing the most powerful enemies in the game.

Mother and Child Rice Bowl

This is another of Noctis' favorite dishes, so you know the deal. It is more difficult to obtain than the previous ones, but it is not a big problem. Head to Lestallum and find a periscope at the gazer. You need to look for a woman eating her meal and Ignis will instantly learn this recipe.

Mother & Child Rice Bowl provides 1,000 additional HP, 30% more experience points and, most importantly, a 50% increase in drop rate! It is the perfect meal to prepare if you are looking for a particular item, and it eases the grind with a boost in exp gain.

Golden Tail Soup

To unlock this recipe, you have to master Ignis' cooking skill by reaching level 10. It is a reward for all the dishes you have prepared during the game, and the ingredients to prepare it are not that hard to obtain, specially compared to the previous meals.

The Golden Tail Soup provides a 100% critical hit rate and accelerates HP recovery rate by 250% -- outstanding numbers! You will perform critical attacks all the time, which is incredible. It is a good alternative to other powerful recipes.


These are the best recipes Ignis can learn in Final Fantasy XV. However, there are many more meals he can prepare that are useful. Make sure to have the ingredients you need before preparing them!

What do you think of these dishes? Can you name another recipe that helped you during your adventure? Tell me on a comment below!

Final Fantasy 15 Guide: Stats and Armiger Ascension Grid https://www.gameskinny.com/293w1/final-fantasy-15-guide-stats-and-armiger-ascension-grid https://www.gameskinny.com/293w1/final-fantasy-15-guide-stats-and-armiger-ascension-grid Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:55:19 -0500 Synzer

The Ascension Grid, or Nexus, is how you unlock new skills, passive abilities, and other bonuses to help you on your journey in Final Fantasy 15. There are 9 total grids, which all give bonuses to something specific. Some of them benefit each other, while others stand alone.

The Stats and Armiger grids give bonuses to things like health and strength, as well as extra accessory slots and powering up your royal arms. I'm going to explain the choices you have and give tips on which to get first.

This guide will go over everything about the Stats and Armiger Ascension Grids in Final Fantasy 15 including:

  • Stats Skills - Each stat skill and what they do.
  • Stats Suggestions - Which skills you should focus on first. 
  • Armiger Skills - Each armiger skill and what they do.
  • Armiger Suggestions - Which skills you should focus on first. 

Stat Skills

I'm going to break the grid up into different categories. Each skill will be a bullet point and skills that come later in a tree will be indented.

Stat Increase

  • Health Level (10 AP) - Increases HP of each party member by 2 times the number of levels gained. Does not stack with similar abilities.
    • Health Level II (99 AP) - Increases HP of each party member by 5 times the number of levels gained. Does not stack with similar abilities.
    • Health Level III (333 AP) - Increases HP of each party member by 10 times the number of levels gained. Does not stack with similar abilities.
    • Strength Level (99 AP) - Increases Strength of each party member by the number of levels gained.
    • Spirit Level (99 AP) - Increases Spirit of each party member by the number of levels gained.
    • Vitality Level (99 AP) - Increases Vitality of each party member by the number of levels gained.

Accessory Slots

  • Accessory Slot: Noctis (16 AP) - Allows you to equip 2 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Noctis (333 AP) - Allows you to equip 3 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Prompto (16 AP) - Allows you to equip 2 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Prompto (333 AP) - Allows you to equip 3 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Ignis (16 AP) - Allows you to equip 2 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Ignis (333 AP) - Allows you to equip 3 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Gladiolus (16 AP) - Allows you to equip 2 accessories.
    • Accessory Slot: Gladiolus (333 AP) - Allows you to equip 3 accessories.

Stats Suggestions

This part is pretty straightforward. You will want to get the Accessory Slot for everyone first. The one that lets you equip 2 is only 16 AP so start with that and wait for the last ones until late game. 

I would also pick up the first health level since it is so cheap, but the others can wait if you choose to use other grids afterwards.

Armiger Skills

final fantasy xv armiger ascension grid

Armiger Usage

  • Armiger Harvester (24 AP) - Boost Armiger gain from attacks.
  • Iron Armiger (24 AP) - Reduce Armiger bar depletion. 
    • Armiger Action (48 AP) - Gain AP for conjuring the Armiger.

Armiger Chain

  • Armiger Warchain (24 AP) - Boost damage inflicted by Armiger Chain.
    • Armiger Freechain (72 AP) - Gain unlimited MP temporarily after executing Armiger Chain.
    • Armiger Sagechain (99 AP) - Boost experience gained from Armiger Chain kills.
    • Armiger Chain Reaction (48 AP) - Gain AP for executing an Armiger Chain.

Armiger Suggestions

The most helpful is definitely the Armiger Usage skills, especially Armigar Action to give you more AP, so I would work towards that first.

The Armiger Harvester is also very helpful because it will allow you to build the bar up faster, which means you can activate Armiger faster and more often to get even more AP.

The chain abilities are nice if you are building Armiger faster and using it often. Armiger Sagechain and Chain Reaction are nice for the experience and AP boost. Unless you are not in a hurry to use other Ascension grids, I wouldn't worry about these until later in the game.

That's it for my guide on the Stats and Armiger Ascension grids in Final Fantasy 15. Let me know if you have any questions!

Final Fantasy XV Guide: Exploration Ascension Grid https://www.gameskinny.com/ftdeg/final-fantasy-xv-guide-exploration-ascension-grid https://www.gameskinny.com/ftdeg/final-fantasy-xv-guide-exploration-ascension-grid Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:54:26 -0500 Synzer

The Ascension Grid, or Nexus, is how you unlock new skills, passive abilities, and other bonuses to help you on your journey in Final Fantasy XV. There are 9 total grids, which all give bonuses to something specific. Some of them benefit each other, while others stand alone.

The Exploration Ascension Grid gives bonuses to things like car rides, chocobos, camping, and general things you would expect to use while exploring the world. I'm going to explain the choices you have and give tips on which to get first.

This guide will go over everything about the Exploration Ascension Grid including:

  • Exploration Skills - Each Exploration skill and what they do.
  • Exploration Suggestions - Which skills you should focus on first. 

Exploration Skills

I'm going to break the grid up into different categories. Each skill will be a bullet point and skills that come later in a tree will be indented.

Car Rides

  • Roadrunning (32 AP) - Gain AP for long trips in the car.
    • Roadlife (99 AP) - Gain experience for long trips in the car.


  • Chocobump (32 AP) - Gain AP for long trips on a chocobo.
    • Chocobonus (99 AP) - Gain experience for long trips on a chocobo.
  • Chocojockey (32 AP) - Gain AP for winning chocobo races.
    • Chocoracer (99 AP) - Gain experience for winning chocobo races.

Camping and Survival

  • Happy Camping (20 AP) - Increases AP gained for making camp.
    • Happier Camping (48 AP) - Further increases AP gained for making camp.
    • Fitter Survival (99 AP) - Occasionally receive double the items from Gladio's survival skill.
    • Fittest Survival (999 AP) - Always receive double the items from Gladio's survival skill.


final fantasy xv exploration ascension grid

  • Angler Action (18 AP) - Gain AP for catching a fish.
    • Reel Experience (333 AP) - Gain experience for catching a fish.
    • Item Angler (84 AP) - Double the items gained from fishing.
    • Expert Item Angler (555 AP) - Triple the items gained from fishing.
    • Sport Fishing (99 AP) - Gain more AP for reeling in a big catch.


  • Snapshot (12 AP) - Technique for Prompto that allows him to take photos during battle.
    • Aperture (32 AP) - Chance of gaining AP from Snapshot.


  • Aftertaste (18 AP) - Extend status boost time for meals eaten at camp.
    • Lingering Aftertaste (99 AP) - Further extend status boost time for meals eaten at camp.
    • Persistent Aftertaste (333 AP) - Greatly extend status boost time for meals eaten at camp.
    • Appetize (20 AP) - Gain AP for cooking someone favorite food.

Exploration Suggestions

Car Rides and Fishing should be the first things you get.

I would get Road Running regardless of what you plan to do because there will be multiple times you are taking long car trips and that's free AP. 

Fishing is a great way to get ingredients and sell things, so gaining AP while doing it lets you get some extra AP early on.

final fantasy xv fishing

I would get Angler Action and Item Angler to start with, because that lets you get AP and double items, plus they don't cost hundreds of AP like the others. If you plan on spending a lot of your time fishing, get Sport Fishing as well to gain even more AP.

The rest depends on what you plan to do, or end up doing, more. In general, things that increase AP are always ones you should get first so you can get more skills quickly.

If you end up making camps a lot, get Happy Camping and Happier Camping early on for extra AP. The cooking category should also be used here since you cook every time you camp.

Chocobos are also a good choice if you plan on riding them often because you can get the same bonus as riding in a car. The only difference is you have to manually ride chocobos, but you can get the bonus in a car even if it is on auto.

That's it for my guide on the Exploration Ascension grid in Final Fantasy XV. Let me know if you have any questions!

Final Fantasy XV Guide: How to Find the Papa Bird and Baby Bowl Recipe for a 100% Drop Rate Boost https://www.gameskinny.com/uvr21/final-fantasy-xv-guide-how-to-find-the-papa-bird-and-baby-bowl-recipe-for-a-100-drop-rate-boost https://www.gameskinny.com/uvr21/final-fantasy-xv-guide-how-to-find-the-papa-bird-and-baby-bowl-recipe-for-a-100-drop-rate-boost Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:39:11 -0500 ESpalding

By now, you've probably spent more than a few hours in Final Fantasy XV trying to level up quickly and get your hands on all the best weapons. And I'm betting that you'd and Want to find out how to get a big old boost to your Perception, and some smaller boosts to a few other stats? Well, follow this little guide and then reap the rewards... literally!

What you are looking for is a recipe called Papa Bird & Baby Bowl. It replaces the Mother & Child Rice Bowl, which only gives you a 50% boost to Perception (but a 100% EXP boost).

This new recipe not only grants a 100% boost to Perception (and drop rates) but also increases HP by 1000 and gives a 40% EXP boost. The way the Perception boost works is that if an item has a drop rate of, say, 10%, then this recipe will boost that drop rate up to 20%. All in all, it is a really worthwhile item to find -- especially when you're trying to gather items or supplies. 

Welcome to Lestallum!

The recipe can be found in Lestallum at the lookout. On the right-hand side, you will find a lady sitting at a bench and eating. Interact with her and you will get it. For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Basilisk Breast
  • Birdbeast Egg
  • Saxham Rice

All of these are easily sourced, so you shouldn't have any issues putting together this Perception-boosting meal. 

Hope you've found this brief guide useful. Keep checking back with us for more tips and tricks in Final Fantasy XV.