Raktavija is a mark in Final Fantasy XIII. Three appear in the game: the first can be found at Titan's Trial, Mission 47, which is section E3 of the Titan Trial Grid; the other two are encountered during Mission 62, and can only be fought by using a chocobo to get to a higher location on the Central Expanse of the Archylte Steppe.


Raktavija only uses magic attacks and will use Dispel to remove buffs. It uses Multicast to pummel the party with magic attacks and is protected by a barrier unless staggered.


Due to Raktavija only having magic-based attacks, having the Magic Damper synthesized ability, which nullifies all magic abilities, makes these battles easy; however, it may be costly to obtain the items required for it. Using other Magic Resistance improving accessories still helps a great deal.

Recommended Crystarium level is 10 with party members Fang (leader), Snow and Hope. The party should concentrate on one Raktavija at a time.

Starting with Premeditation (SAB/SEN/SYN) the party should be buffed with Haste and Shell. The debuffs to get to stick are Slow and Imperil.

Raktavija can be staggered using Matador (SAB/SEN/RAV) and Relentless Assault (COM/RAV/RAV) but the party should immediately switch back to a paradigm with a Sentinel as Multicast appears. Just before the target is staggered, the party should use Deprotect on him. When the Raktavija is staggered, the player can shift to Strategic Warfare (COM/SEN/SYN) with a Commando attacking while the Synergist buffs the party. Solidarity (COM/SEN/MED) can be used to heal while the Raktavija is staggered. Any offensive paradigm can be used for staggered targets (e.g. Relentless Assault, Cerberus, Aggression) but ones with multiple Commandos should be only used when there is only one Raktavija left. Once the Raktavija recovers from stagger, Fang should switch back to Saboteur.



Raktavija is an asura (demon) of Hindu mythology who would duplicate himself whenever a drop of his blood touched the ground. His name can be translated to "blood-seed."

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