The Navidon is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. First appearing in the Central Expanse of the Archylte Steppe, it is an Ice-based lizard that may be too difficult for the party to deal with initially. The Navidon is difficult to stagger and can deal heavy damage to all party members with its Icy Breath attack. It is rather slow and docile in the field, so obtaining a Preemptive Strike is simple and sometimes necessary to win. If one is underdeveloped in the Crystarium it could take a few staggers to see this foe away, but stronger teams should have no trouble.
When arriving at Gran Pulse, killing a Navidon can be a daunting task. If the player uses Fang/Lightning/Hope, it is simpler. To start with the party should use Protection (SEN/MED/SYN) until the team is fully buffed, then switch to Relentless Assault to rack up the chain gauge. When the gauge looks almost full, the party can switch to a paradigm that has Fang as a Saboteur (such as Smart Bomb or Bully). Once Deprotect and Deshell are inflicted, the party can return to an offensive paradigm and go in for the kill.
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