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Can anyone help me with chapter 9 boss bartandus(i hope i spelled his name right) we could also call him the primarch easier for me though.

What paradigm shifts should i customise. and what characters is the best for this boss battle. it would be easier for me if i could change party leader but i can't :/
No, don't call him Primarch, you noob, some people who come to this thread will get spoiled.
(It's Barthandelus btw).

Anyway, here's an extract from the FF Wikia page;

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Recommended Paradigms: Diversity (MED/COM/RAV) - Solidarity (COM/MED/SEN) - Relentless Assult (RAV/RAV/COM) - Combat Clinic (MED/MED/SEN) - Evened Odds (MED/SAB/SYN) - Bully (COM/SAB/SYN)

Start the fight with Diversity (MED/COM/RAV) and turn your attention to the adornments, using a Librascope at the start of the fight to use the respective elemental weakness from each. After each adornment is destroyed quickly switch to Evened Odds (MED/SAB/SYN) or Bully (COM/SAB/SYN) and buff yourselves up fully, hopefully getting a slow on the boss at the same time. Then, Switch to Relentless Assault (RAV/RAV/COM) if you feel safe enough or back to Diversity (RAV/MED/COM) otherwise. Proceed to use these two Paradigms to stagger him as quickly as possible.

After he's been staggered once, Barthandelus will begin to randomly cast Destrudo Depending on you're characters states you can do a number of things here, if you're team is pretty much 100% hp, fully buffed, feel free to switch to Relentless Assault (RAV/RAV/COM) because its possible to hinder the ability so it doesnt hit as hard, again ONLY do this if your teams in perfect shape. If, when he begins casting it you lack buffs, are at about 50% etc you need to quickly switch to Evened Odds (MED/SAB/SYN) and heal up to 100% while Hope buffs your team and Fang weakens the boss. When this is done switch to Solidarity (COM/SEN/MED) to mitigate some of the damage from the huge attack(From start of charge to the actual cast is about 20-25 seconds). After the attack, immediately go to a paradigm with at least two medics in it such as Combat Clinic (MED/MED/SEN) heal yourself and chip away using Diversity (RAV/MED/COM) or Solidarity (MED/COM/SEN).

If things go awry switch to Combat Clinic (MED/MED/SEN) and try to regain some footing in the fight. You should be able to stagger him a couple of times although it should be noted that when he begins to cast Destrudo he will reset the chain gauge even if hes in the middle of stagger. During the fight try to remain buffed at all time switching to Evened Odds (MED/SAB/SYN) when needed, Barthandelus' other attacks shouldn't cause to much of a problem for a decently developed team covered in buffs.
I'm hoping that my older brother will surprise me with a copy of Final Fantasy XIII within the next couple of weeks.
He pretty much said he'll get it for me when he gets payed.
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The game is so fun. But I'm stuck on chapter 5, that damn boss is kicking my a**, even when it's near the end of death it comes back and kills me. DX
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The 'bulbsaur' boss as people are calling it? xD
He was a pain. >.<;;
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The game is so fun. But I'm stuck on chapter 5, that damn boss is kicking my a**, even when it's near the end of death it comes back and kills me. DX
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The 'bulbsaur' as people are calling it? xD
He was a pain. >.<;;


Lol, yes the 'bulbsaur'. It's such a pain. But I must beat him.
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The game is so fun. But I'm stuck on chapter 5, that damn boss is kicking my a**, even when it's near the end of death it comes back and kills me. DX
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The 'bulbsaur' as people are calling it? xD
He was a pain. >.<;;


Lol, yes the 'bulbsaur'. It's such a pain. But I must beat him.
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He's a pain! >.<;;
The hardest fight i've had yet. >>;;

What I found worked best was going into the fight with an Aegisol on. The Paradigms I used were:

Open up with Lightning commando/ Hope ravager.
switch between that and Lightning commando/ Hope medic to heal myself. Those two alone should be enough to get him staggered the first time.
Have a paradigm for Lightning medic/ Hope medic for that annoying spinning move he does that will hit both Lightning and Hope if they're too close. Switch to it asap to get both members healed up. You should be able to stagger him a second time. By then your buffs from the Aegisol should have wore off. A paradigm of Lightning medic/ Hope synergist after the second stagger ends to have Hope reapply the buffs. Also, don't be afraid to use potions and Odin near the end of the fight! o_o;;
Potions worked wonders for me. ;d
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The 'bulbsaur' as people are calling it? xD
He was a pain. >.<;;


Lol, yes the 'bulbsaur'. It's such a pain. But I must beat him.
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He's a pain! >.<;;
The hardest fight i've had yet. >>;;

What I found worked best was going into the fight with an Aegisol on. The Paradigms I used were:

Open up with Lightning commando/ Hope ravager.
switch between that and Lightning commando/ Hope medic to heal myself. Those two alone should be enough to get him staggered the first time.
Have a paradigm for Lightning medic/ Hope medic for that annoying spinning move he does that will hit both Lightning and Hope if they're too close. Switch to it asap to get both members healed up. You should be able to stagger him a second time. By then your buffs from the Aegisol should have wore off. A paradigm of Lightning medic/ Hope synergist after the second stagger ends to have Hope reapply the buffs. Also, don't be afraid to use potions and Odin near the end of the fight! o_o;;
Potions worked wonders for me. ;d


Oh, awesome. Thank you very much. I've been going back and forth figuring out a strategy to kill him. Potions and Odin does help a lot towards the end. But alas, Bulsaur gets mad. ^^
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Is anyone else having trouble with the boss on Chap. 9 where the four heads just 'spit' magic at you constantly? I was doing well until I had two heads left to take down. Anyone have a good strategy? i rather not waste another hour trying to kill it x'D
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Is anyone else having trouble with the boss on Chap. 9 where the four heads just 'spit' magic at you constantly? I was doing well until I had two heads left to take down. Anyone have a good strategy? i rather not waste another hour trying to kill it x'D
I'm stuck on him too.
The magic spamming heads will be the least of your worries, if you're still alive after 20 minutes, he casts Doom on Lightning and you have 5 minutes left to kill him.

I failed with Hope and Fang, Sentinel doesn't seem to be doing much good against all the AoE spells so I'm going to try again with Hope and Sazh, for faster and more powerful attacks to take him down faster.
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Ima get Versus XIII when it comes out.
Mm, Prince. <3
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Ima get Versus XIII when it comes out.
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you want to get a game because you think the main character is attractive? wow you must be a really interesting person ^_^

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