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FFXIII-2 Thunderstorm Feral Link

Thunderstorm Feral Link from Final Fantasy XIII-2.

The Feral Link (シンクロ・ドライブ, Shinkuro Doraibu?, lit. Synchro Drive) is a gameplay element appearing in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It allows the player to execute any recruited enemy's special attack by correctly performing the necessary actions required by a triggered Cinematic Action.

Successfully using Feral Link abilities 100 times earns the player the "Wild Thing" achievement/trophy.

DatalogEdit

MechanicsEdit

When the Feral Link gauge fully charges, the player can press Playstation Button S on the PS3 controller or Xbox Button X on the Xbox 360 controller to execute enemy's special ability. Afterwards, buttons are pressed to determine the "Synchronized" percentage. The higher the synchronization percentile, the higher the chance that the enemy targeted will be tamed, provided that the enemy is defeated during the feral link animation.

The meanings of each input type are as follows:

  • Single button: The player is required to press the button shown on-screen or move the left analog stick in the desired direction. The faster this is done, the higher the Synchronization percentage.
  • Multiple: The player must make the inputs in the order shown on the screen, from left to right, as quickly as possible. The faster this is done, the higher the synchronization percentage, however a wrong input will reduce the percentage considerably.
  • Timing: Three button icons converge into one another. The player must press the button the moment the icons have fully converged into one. Pressing the button too early or too late results in a reduced synchronization percentage.
  • Button tap: The player must repeatedly tap the button shown until the outer ring is completely orange.
  • Stick rotation: Starting from the top, the player must rotate the left analog stick in the direction shown until the outer ring is completely orange.
  • Complex: The cinematic action uses more than one of the above input types.
  • None: No input is required from the player.

List of Feral LinksEdit

Feral Links have unique abilities not available elsewhere, and new or fairly new to the series: the ability to slow time and do damage, and the ability to multiply the taming chance. But there are a handful of abilities usually given as character abilities, that are only available as Feral Links in FF XIII-2: Defaith, Debrave (Tezcatlipoca), Regen (Bloodfang Bass, Spiceacilian), Reraise (Cactuarama) and Slow (Don Tonberry, Nekton and Samovira).

CommandoEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Amodar Iron Bear Claw Multiple
Playstation Button SPlaystation Button S→/Playstation-Button-XPlaystation-Button-T
Xbox Button XXbox Button X→/Xbox Button AXbox Button Y
Deal physical damage to target.
Apkallu Abyssal Breath Timing Inflict long-lasting status ailments (Wound, Deprotect, Deshell) on target and nearby foes.
Behemoth Bellow Single button Cast Bravery, Protect, Shell on, and heal, all allies.
Cactuar 1000 Needles Timing Deal fixed amount of physical damage.
Cactuaroni Piercing Rain Multiple Inflict fixed amount of physical damage, and a group of status ailments, each one at low probability, to target and nearby foes.
Chichu Meteorite Timing Deal physical damage to target.
Chocobo Kweh Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Chunerpeton Refreshing Rain None Restore HP to all allies.
Crawler Slurp Complex Deal physical damage and inflict Deprotect.
Don Tonberry Hateful Gouge Timing Inflict physical damage, Curse, Deprotect, Imperil, Slow on target.
Dragoon Orbital Battery Timing Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target.
Dreadnought Flame Cyclone Button tap Inflict fire-attribute magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Flanborg Twin Fists Timing Deal physical damage to target.
Flangonzola Twin Fists Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Frag Leech Explosive Thrust Multiple Deal physical damage and absorb HP.
Gandayaks Heel Kick Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Garganzola Twin Fists Timing Deal physical damage to target.
Gilgamesh Divider Timing
Playstation-Button-CPlaystation-Button-CPlaystation-Button-C
Xbox Button BXbox Button BXbox Button B
Deals physical damage.
Goblin Goblin Rush Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Golden Chocobo Kweh Multiple
↓→→↑ / ←←←←
Deal physical damage to target.
Gorgonopsid Sonic Fangs Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Hoplite Second Nailgun Multiple
→↓←↑
Deal physical damage and launch target into the air.
Lightning Legion of One Multiple
→↓↑↓/Playstation-Button-X
Unleash a devastating flurry of blows. Damage varies by situation.
Lucidon Shell Spin Timing Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Mánagarmr Sonic Fangs Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Mandrake Sniping Thrust Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Meonekton Black Hole Button tap
Playstation-Button-X
Xbox Button A
Inflict magic damage and Deprotect on target and nearby foes and knock them backwards.
Metallicactuar Hit-and-Run Stick rotation Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes. Wounding reduces maximum HP.
Miniflan Spit Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Moblin Batter Up Stick rotation Deal physical damage to target and surrounding foes and launch them into the air.
Munchkin Goblin Rush Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Narasimha Diving Strike Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Omega Wave Cannon Multiple
→↓←Playstation-Button-X
→↓←Xbox Button A
Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Orion Dual Bolt Complex Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target.
Proto-behemoth Sunder Timing Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Reaver Spinning Slice Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes. Wounding reduces maximum HP.
Red Chocobo Kweh Multiple
Playstation-Button-CPlaystation-Button-C
Xbox Button BXbox Button B
Deal physical damage to target.
Sarracenia Slurp Single button Deal physical damage and inflict Deprotect.
Scutari Missile Hatch Complex Inflict fire-attribute physical damage on target.
Seeping Brie Hundred Fists Complex Deal physical damage.
Shaguma War Dance Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Svarog Fresh Breath Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Thermadon Crippling Surge Multiple Inflict Deprotect, Imperil on target and nearby foes.
Tonberry Ultimate Grudge Multiple Lift status ailments from self and inflict debilitating ailments on target and nearby foes.
Twilight Odin Zantetsuken Multiple
←→↓Playstation-Button-C
←→↓Xbox Button B
Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Typhon Snort Multiple
←←→Playstation-Button-T
←←→Xbox Button Y
Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Uridimmu Sonic Fangs Multiple
←←→
Deals physical damage to target.
Vespid Soldier Sniping Thrust Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Vodianoi Spinning Step Timing Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Vouivre Tail Whip Multiple Deal physical damage and launch target into the air.
Yaksha Spinning Step Complex Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Yeoman Drill Bolt Button tap Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target.

RavagerEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Albino Lobo Shred Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Apotamkin Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Bloodfang Bass Refreshing Rain None Cast Esuna, Heal, Regen, Veil on all allies.
Blue Chocobo Kweh Kweh Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Bomb Elemental Overdrive Timing Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Buccaboo Batter Up Multiple Deal physical damage to target and surrounding foes and launch them into the air.
Buccaboo Ace Spirit Infusion Single button Cast Faith, Protect, Shell on, and heal, all allies.
Ceratoraptor Refreshing Rain None Restore HP to all allies.
Circuitron Friendly Fire Multiple Cast Faith, Veil, Vigilance and Enthunder on all allies.
Cloudburst Friendly Fire Multiple Cast Faith, Veil, Vigilance and Enfrost on all allies.
Cryohedron Elemental Overdrive Stick rotation Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Debris Elemental Overdrive Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Fencer Drill Thrust Stick rotation Deal physical damage to target.
Flanbanero Hundred Fists Button tap Deal physical damage.
Garchimacera Multicast Timing
Playstation-Button-X
Xbox Button A
Deal magic damage to target.
Grand Behemoth Onrush Multiple Deal physical damage with small possibility of inflicting debuffing status ailment.
Gremlin Giant Drop Single buttonPlaystation-Button-X Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Grenade Elemental Overdrive Button tap Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Koboldroid Yang Giant Drop Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Koboldroid Yin Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Lightning Army of One Multiple
Playstation-Button-C/↓Playstation-Button-X
/←Playstation-Button-C
Xbox Button B / ↓Xbox Button A / ←Xbox Button B
Unleash a devastating flurry of blows. Chain bonus effect varies by situation.
Mud Frog Cleansing Overture None Esuna, Dispel on all foes and allies.
Munchkin Boss Neo Goblin Rush Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Nekton Spider Web Timing
Playstation-Button-X
Xbox Button A
Deal magic damage and inflict Deshell, Fog, Pain, Slow.
Notsugo Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Pink Lily Spinning Jump Stick rotation Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Pleuston Tornado Multiple Deal magic damage to target and surrounding foes and launch them into the air.
Spiceacilian Refreshing Rain None Cast Esuna, Heal, Regen, Veil on all allies.
Swampmonk High Dive Multiple Deal physical damage to target and magic damage to nearby foes.
Tabasco Toad Cleansing Overture None Esuna, Dispel on all foes and allies.
Tempest Elemental Overdrive Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Valfodr Gagnrath Timing
Deal heavy physical damage to target and nearby foes.
Vespid Sniping Thrust Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Zaghnal Onrush Multiple Deal physical damage with small possibility of inflicting debuffing status ailment.
Zwerg Metro Multicast Button tap Deal magic damage to target.
Zwerg Scandroid Multicast Multiple
Playstation-Button-T
Xbox Button Y
Deal magic damage to target.

SentinelEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Bunkerbeast Shell Spin Stick rotation Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Calautidon Shell Spin Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Flandit Hundred Fists Button tap Deal physical damage.
Goblin Chieftain Spirit Infusion Single button Cast Bravery, Protect, Shell, Veil and Vigilance on all allies.
Lancer Orbital Battery Timing Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target.
Major Moblin Neo Goblin Rush Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Metal Gigantuar Daze Stick rotation Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Navidon Shell Spin Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Pulse Gladiator Turbo Fist Stick rotation Deal physical damage to surrounding foes.
Pulse Knight Head Twister Single button
Inflict wind-attribute magic damage on surrounding foes and lift them into the air.
Pulse Soldier Energy Wave Single button Inflict lightning-attribute magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Silver Chocobo Kweh Kweh Stick rotation Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Snow Sovereign Fist Playstation-Button-X/Xbox Button A,
Playstation-Button-C/Xbox Button B
Unleashes a devastating blow. Damage varies by situation.
Tezcatlipoca Raging Torrent Button tap Inflict magic damage and Curse, Debrave, Defaith, Fog, Pain on target and nearby foes, and Provoke status on target.
Xolotl Oscillating Wave Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.

SaboteurEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Ahriman Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Bamapama Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Barbed Specter Biohazard Injection Multiple Deal physical damage and inflict Poison.
Black Chocobo Kweh Kweh Button tap Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Breshan Bass Refreshing Rain None Restore HP to all allies.
Ceratosaur Refreshing Rain None Restore HP to all allies.
Chelicerata Deathscythe Timing Deal physical damage to target.
Clematis Biohazard Injection Multiple Deal physical damage and inflict debuffing ailments.
Deathgaze Tail Whip Timing Deal physical damage and launch target into the air.
Dendrobium Biohazard Injection Timing
Playstation-Button-X
Xbox Button A
Deal physical damage and inflict debuffing ailments.
Forked Cat Precious Prayer Multiple Cast Heal, Protect, Shell on and heal all allies.
Gancanagh Goblin Rush Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Garuda Hellstorm Bolt Timing Inflict lightning-attribute physical damage on target.
Hedge Frog Cleansing Overture None Esuna, Dispel on all foes and allies.
Illuyankas Tail Whip Multiple Deal physical damage and launch target into the air.
Kanna Kamuy Fresh Breath Multiple Inflict physical damage on target and nearby foes.
Mimi Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Nabaat Sadistic Surge Multiple
←→↓←
Deal magic damage to target.
Necrosis Biohazard Injection Multiple Deal physical damage and inflict debuffing ailments.
Pantopoda Deathscythe Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Pitterpatter Refreshing Rain None Restore HP to all allies.
Rangda Multicast Multiple Deal magic damage to target.
Samovira Disastrous Dance Stick rotation Inflict Imperil, Pain, Slow on target and nearby foes.
Schrodinger Kitty Clock Button tap Deal physical damage to target.
Silver Lobo Shred Multiple Deal physical damage to target.
Unsaganashi Giant Drop Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Viking Drill Flame Hold Inflict fire-attribute physical damage and Wound on target.

SynergistEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Amanojaku Giant Drop Timing Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Clione Tornado Multiple Deal magic damage to target and surrounding foes and launch them into the air.
Fachan Multicast Timing Deal magic damage to target.
Gahongas Fanatical Dance Timing Cast Bravery, Faith, Protect, Shell, Veil and Vigilance on, and heals, all allies.
Gancanagh Ace Neo Goblin Rush Complex Deal physical damage to target.
Gigantuar Hop Timing Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Imp Giant Drop Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Leyak Giant Drop Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Luminous Puma Sonic Fangs Button tap Deal physical damage to target.
Mewmao Precious Prayer Stick rotation Casts Bravery and Faith on and heals all allies.
Microchu Mimicking Screech Multiple Strip enhancement from foe and confer enhancement on ally.
Miquiztli Terra Fantasy Multiple Casts Esuna, Veil on, and heals all allies.
Nanochu Meteorite Stick rotation Deal physical damage to target.
Oannes High Dive Multiple Deal physical damage to target and magic damage to nearby foes.
Purple Chocobo Kweh Kweh Multiple Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Sahagin Prince Abyssal Breath Multiple Inflict long-lasting status ailments (Wound, Deprotect, Deshell, Imperil) on target and nearby foes.
Sazh Cold Blood Button Tap Unleash a devastating volley of gunfire. Chain bonus effect varies by situation.
Thexteron Shred Stick rotation Deal physical damage to target.
Testudo Explosive Trigger Button tap Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Triffid Sniping Thrust Timing Deal physical damage to target.
Ultros Octopus Ink Complex
Playstation-Button-C(Tap)/→↓←
Xbox Button B(Tap)/→↓←
Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
Yakshini Fanatical Dance Timing Cast Bravery, Faith, Protect, Shell, Veil and Vigilance on, and heals, all allies.

MedicEdit

Enemy Ability Input Effect
Cactrot Hypnotic Dance None Inflict damage and Curse, Fog, Imperil, Pain on target and nearby foes.
Cactuarama Uplift Multiple
↑↓↑↓←→↑
Casts Reraise, Vigilance on, and heals all allies.
Cactuarina Hypnotic Dance None Inflict damage and Curse, Fog, Imperil, Pain on target and nearby foes.
Cait Sith Kitty Clock Multiple
Playstation-Button-TPlaystation Button S
Xbox Button YXbox Button X
Deal physical damage to target.
Caterchipillar Slurp Complex
→↓←←
Deal physical damage and inflict Fog and Pain ailments.
Exoray Explosive Thrust Timing
Deal physical damage and absorb HP.
Flanitor Hyper Rescue None Restore HP to all allies.
Green Chocobo Kweh Kweh Timing
Playstation Button S
Xbox Button X
Inflict magical damage on target and nearby foes.
Haguma Hypnotic Star Multiple
Playstation-Button-XPlaystation-Button-CPlaystation-Button-XPlaystation-Button-C
Xbox Button AXbox Button BXbox Button AXbox Button B
Inflict magic damage on target and nearby foes.
PuPu Items Please! Complex Inflicts Magic damage and increase the odds of obtaining items after battle.
Spiranthes Explosive Thrust Button tap Deal physical damage and absorb HP.
White Chocobo Kweh Timing Deal physical damage to target.

GalleryEdit

See also: Feral Link/Gallery

VideoEdit

Final Fantasy XIII-2: All Feral Links (Of Every Individual Monster)

MusicEdit

Although the song is not actually related to the gameplay element in any way, a song titled "Feral Link" exists on the soundtrack. The first one third of the song is rather calm, while the rest is quite energetic; it is an electronic song. "Feral Link" plays in the beginning of the Episode 2.

TriviaEdit

  • While performing a Feral Link, a distortion similar to one seen in Final Fantasy XIII during Full ATB Skill execution is featured, although in a different angle.

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