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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
Cactair
ボサテンダー (Bosatendā)
LRFFXIII Cactair
Statistics
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
200Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 150 120
KeepThe higher the number, the lower the chance is for the enemy to be interrupted. Launch DisruptionIf the ability used by Lightning has higher Cut than enemy has Keep, this ability can interrupt the enemy.
90 Y Y
Extinction Gil EP
1 1,000 0.50
Vulnerabilities
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
10% -100%Absorbs 10%
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
10% 10% 10%
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon
30 30 100 100
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
100 10 100 100
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
100 0 100 0
Habitat Dead Dunes (Oasis Lighthouse)
Type Feral Creature
Subtype Small-Scale Enemy
Item drops Cactuar Doll
ATB Charge
Counterspell
Scarletite Malistone
Soul Smeltwater
Abilities 1000 Needles
Notes 1: Unleash physical and magic attacks. The effect is greater with fire-attribute attacks.
2: Unleash physical or magic attacks during the first stagger. The effect is greater with fire-attribute attacks.

Cactair is a unique monster in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It can be found in the Dead Dunes, within the sandstorm blocking the passage to the Oasis Lighthouse. This enemy counts as a Last One.

For Lightning to confront the Cactair, the player must remove the sandstorm protecting it. Using a Pilgrim's Crux item on the nearby stone will disperse the sandstorm, allowing the player to engage in battle. The Cactair spawns only once per playthrough.

Battle Edit

Except for some circumstances, the Cactair sustains only a single point of damage from all attacks. The player must outlast it by chipping away at its health one point at a time. The Cactair will occasionally execute its 1000 Needles attack, which will fail on the first attempt, but will make contact every time after.

Upon defeat, Lightning obtains the Fragment of Kindness key item used to complete one of the main quests in the Wildlands area.

Strategy Edit

Given that the power of player's abilities is irrelevant, and the fact that staggering the Cactair does not increase the damage dealt, the Sparrow Comb is recommended, as it will reduce ATB cost of Aerora; the multiple hits offered by each cast makes this spell preferable. Alternatively, Magnet has lower ATB cost, no finale animation, and is also a multi-hit ability that prevents Cactair from attacking with his melee attack. However, it's only obtainable from monsters. The player should mix spells with Light Slash, which can deliver two hits at a time with a double-bladed weapon. Inflicting Slow also delays its actions.

The Martial Monk garb's Whirlwind Kick ability is also tailor-made to rack up the hits in this battle.

Stagger Edit

Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 777 1 600 50
Stagger Power: non-elemental attacks x1, Fire-imbued attacks x1.5, other elemental attacks x0
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered 50s Hindered 50s 0
Stagger Power: non-elemental attacks x1, Fire-imbued attacks x1.5, other elemental attacks x0
Staggered (Level 2) 50s Cursed 50s 0
No further staggering

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