Delivers devastating physical attacks. Capable of inflicting Debrave. High damage-dealing potential.
The Amphisbaena is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. It is the monster the player first sees during the opening credits - just after the Square Enix title appears - when they turn the game on for the first time. The Amphisbaena is first encountered in the Archylte Steppe, and quite a few can be found flying around, and eventually hovering above the player, once it spots the party. Numerous Amphisbaena can also be found in The Cloven Spire after defeating Dahaka. A single Amphisbaena can also be found in The Palisades.
The Amphisbaena can be easily defeated by following a Delta Attack (COM/RAV/SEN) and Mystic Tower (RAV/RAV/SEN) combinations, switching to Solidarity (COM/MED/SEN) or Combat Clinic (MED/MED/SEN) to heal or dispelstatus ailments. The key is to never have the primary attackers afflicted with the ailments before staggering it. A Sentinel will help, as Amphisbaena's Feeding Stoop ability can inflict severe damage to unprotected characters. Once staggered, the Amphisbaena does not last long, especially since its actions can be halted.