Lightning and Amodar DLC Not Quite What You Think It Is

If you’re planning on buying that Lightning and Amodar Coliseum battle DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2, don’t open your wallet just yet — you may want to reconsider.

My guess is your intent to purchase balances on the pros and cons of having Final Fantasy XIII‘s pink-haired fem fatale and her commanding officer as available party members. Initial descriptions from Square Enix stated that the pair would drop recruiting crystals upon defeat. But a cursory jaunt through the internet has revealed that mostly everyone else who dropped $2.99 for the DLC is having the same problem I am: Lightning and Amodar won’t drop their crystals.

Recruiting them is not a given.  I have fought the pair three times since I purchased the pack, and despite claiming victory under the time limit the latter two times they have yet to drop their crystals. Use of a Librascope reveals that they are both tameable — so what gives?

It turns out it’s normal to have to try up to twenty times to recruit the pair. If they’re this hard to catch, let’s hope they really pack a punch when you actually get to use them.

I’m pretty sure all of the press attached to this DLC stated nothing about a percentage chance of recruiting them, with all of it simply stating that the two will be made available “after defeat.” I just paid Square Enix $3 for an additional several hours worth of frustration and gamer rage. Do let me know if you manage to recruit them, and I will vice versa.



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  • Emily Putscher

    Well, technically you’re getting more gameplay per dollar, even though it may be the same fight over and over again…

  • J.R

    I didn’t know people were having so much issues catching the crystals for Lightning and Amodar. I got the crystal for lightning on my first battle and received Amodar in my 3rd battle (and that was without battlemania turned on). I’m wondering why everyone else is having so much trouble?

    In any case perhaps the best thing to do is get the Battlemania fragment skill to increase chances. 

    • J.R

      Sorry. the fragment skill I am referring to is not battlemania – it is “monster capture” (Something along those lines) which increases chances of receiving monster crystals by 20%

      • Thanks for the tip! Don’t think I have that Fragment yet… I have at least forty more to go!

        • J.R

          If you get all the fragments from Vile peaks you should be able to get the “monster capture” fragment skill. Vile peak fragments revolve around one arc so its not hard to obtain all of them

  • Paaryna3

    Been at it for a day now with battlemania on + feral link finish.. still no drop for me.

    • J.R

      Battle mania doesn’t do anything in terms of monster capture. You need the “Monster Collector” fragment skill to increase drop rate. Look below for details on how to obtain the fragment skill

  • Nigsauce

    lol niggers

  • Stephen

    I got Amodar on my second attempt, done it another twenty times still don’t have lightning.

    Low drop chance as all the rare enemies have.

  • i got lightning on my 5th try and i just wanted her so i havent tried since. If anyone is struggling on beating them here is a good guide to follow