|Final Fantasy XIII Mark|
|Location||Taejin's Tower - Ground Tier|
|Common Drop||Tetradic Crown|
|Rare Drop||Tetradic Tiara|
|Notes|| - Employs powerful Lightning-based attacks.|
- Capable of inflicting Poison.
- Frequently evades attacks.
- Executes powerful magic attacks.
The Cie'th Stone for Mission 27 is located on the Cloven Spire of Taejin's Tower. Mithridates is found on the Ground Tier, however, in order for it to come out of hiding, the player must first connect the main elevator from the Cloven Spire down to the Ground Tier. This is because Mithridates is lured by music, such as that played by the main elevator as it moves.
A Menhirrim statue on the Cloven Spire will summon an elevator leading to the Seventh Tier when the player examines it. On the Seventh Tier another Menhirrim will rotate the tower's walls to allow the main elevator to travel beyond the seventh tier to the Cloven Spire. Finally, the player must travel back to the Cloven Spire, then take the main elevator down to the Ground Tier and the battle with Mithridates begins when they reach the bottom.
When the battle with Mithridates starts, the player should keep using Ruin with a Commando and let a Synergist cast Haste on the whole party. Other useful buffs include Barthunder, Shell, Faith, Enfire and Vigilance.
Assuming the player is attempting this fight as soon as it is available, a Sentinel (Final Fantasy XIII) will be invaluable in order to give the party's Synergist time to appropriately buff the party before Levinbolt annihilates the team. Using Fang or Snow for a Sentinel, both Sazh Katzroy and Hope Estheim can be brought along as Synergists. Using Libra or a Librascope early will help the Synergists quickly cast Barthunder, should a Levinbolt catch the player off guard.
After buffing the party the player should switch to Relentless Assault or Tri-disaster to stagger it. If the debuffs are too much, the player can switch to Diversity and let the Medic heal, or use Dispelga. Once Mithridates is staggered, he'll be dead in no time. A Fortisol can be used before the battle to make it easier.
Mithridates was the name of many ancient kings. The most famous was Mithridates VI of Pontus, an enemy of Rome.