Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
ゴーント (Gōnto)
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
40,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 50 220
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.
10 N N
Extinction Gil EP
60 120 0.22
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
100% 100% 120%
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
100% 100% 50%
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 30 30
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
30 30 30 30
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
30 30 30 30
Habitat Luxerion (Forsaken Graveyard)
Dead Dunes (Temple Ruins)
Type Chaos Beast
Subtype Mid-Scale Enemy
Item drops Demon Spicule
Bronze Malistone
Adamant Malistone
Abilities Aerora
Notes 1: Deal magic or lightning damage. The effect is greater when the enemy is casting magic.

Gaunt is an enemy appearing in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It can be found in Luxerion's graveyard, or in the Dead Dunes' Temple Ruins.

Battle Edit

Gaunt is a tough enemy for new players; while it is weak to Lightning, Gaunt has a high defense against magic. While it is tempting to use Sparkstrike, Gaunts are prone to counterattack with a close-range attack that also inflicts Curse, and following up with successive Aero spells, preventing the player to defend or retaliate. Furthermore, Gaunts are capable of casting Aerora, which can often deal significant damage even when the player is blocking and Debrave to reduce the player's physical attack power. Sometimes, they can enter battle assisted with a Gremlin, which makes the battle even more difficult.

Strategy Edit

Gaunts are fast and are difficult to outrun due to its speed. The best way to fight it is to maintain distance while bombarding it with Lightning-elemental spells. As soon as the Gaunt is Staggered, it is inflicted with Curse, thereby allowing the player interrupt the Gaunt's attacks. Another alternative is using debuffs such as Poison and Deshell, which the Gaunt is vulnerable to. The accessory Stormbane Choker, which reduces Wind damage, can be obtained within the graveyard area, which can tremendously help against Gaunts.

Luxerion's graveyard must be visited in order to progress the Luxerion Main Quest, and therefore, some battles with Gaunts may be unavoidable. Afterwards however, the graveyard can be avoided entirely to avoid battling Gaunts until the player has better stats, abilities, or equipments.

Stagger Edit

Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 1000 5 600 50
Stagger Power: when enemy idle, Lightning-imbued physical attacks x1.5, Lightning-imbued spells x2, non-Lightning-imbued techniques x0; when enemy casting, all these modifiers are doubled
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered 15s Cursed 60s 20%
No further staggering
Damage: physical attacks x3, Lightning-elemental attacks x2, other attacks x1

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

Gaunt means "lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age."

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