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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
ドレッドノート (Doreddonōto)
LRFFXIII Dreadnought
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
100,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 500 500
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.
60 Y Y
Extinction Gil EP
30 980 2.00
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
50% 150% 100%
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
100% 50%*Default/200%*Arms destroyed 50%*Default/200%*Arms destroyed
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
70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 90*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed 70*Default/30*Arms destroyed
Habitat Luxerion (Forsaken Graveyard)
Luxerion-Wildlands Highway
Type Man-made Unit
Subtype Large-Scale Weapon
Item drops Quality Machine Oil
Heat Blitz
Gold Malistone
Abilities Pulverize, Incinerate, Flame Cyclone, Steam Clean, Wrecking Ball*Arms destroyed
Notes 1: Deal ice damage. The effect is greater when the enemy is using Wrecking Ball.

Dreadnought is an enemy that appears in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It can be found in Luxerion's graveyard and on the Major Route to the Wildlands. While both Dreadnought and Zomok can be found in Luxerion's graveyard, Dreadnought generally spawns more frequently during the daytime (with the opposite applied to Zomok).


Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 400 5 600 40
Stagger Power: non-Ice-imbued attacks x0, Ice-imbued attacks x1; during Wrecking Ball, Ice-imbued attacks x5
Damage: during Wrecking Ball, all attacks x1.5, attacks on the extended arms x1.5
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Stagger 6s Unprotected 20s 20%/40%
No further staggering
Damage: all attacks x2


Dreadnought's arms can be destroyed by focusing on using physical attacks as they automatically target them. Staggering the Dreadnought either by exploiting its weakness to ice during Wrecking Ball, or when its arms are destroyed, will result in encasing it in the ice.

The drop rate for Heat Blitz increases significantly by destroying the arms.


The easiest way to defeat Dreadnought is by bringing Blizzara and Froststrike. It is important to keep at a distance. The player can sever its arms via Froststrike. Afterwards the player should move away from it and use Blizzara. When it uses Wrecking Ball or Pulverize, the player should aim for a Perfect Block. Blizzard and the regular attack can be useful as well to prevent "ATB waste".


Dreadnoughts were a type of battleship popular in the first half of the 20th century before the advent of the aircraft carrier made them obsolete. They were gigantic heavily armored ships noted for an "all-big-gun" design that allowed for great firing range while being well-protected. The term "dreadnought" comes from the first major ship of this design, the 1906 HMS Dreadnought. The word means "fear nothing".

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