Final Fantasy XIII: Bahamut Eidolon Guide

Published on March 5th, 2010

You struggling to tame Fang’s ? Appearing in over 16 Final Fantasy games, the dragon king is not only one of the more recognizable summons in the series but usually one of the strongest. Use our guide to claim in under two minutes.

Final Fantasy XIII: Bahamut Eidolon Guide

Bahamut's Mega Flare attack can net over 100,000 damage.

Another extremely quick battle, Bahamut is pretty easy to take out once you know the trick. First of all set up your paradigms to the following:

  • Fang: Saboteur / Vanille: Saboteur / Lightning: Medic
  • Fang: Sentinal / Vanille: Medic / Lightning: Medic
  • Fang: Sentinel / Vanille: Ravager / Lightning: Ravager

At the start of the battle you will want to cast some negative effects onto Bahamut. So have Fang and Vanille cast slow, deshell and weak onto Bahamut. This will also start to raise the Gestalt meter. Once you have cast a few good debuffs onto the Eidolon, pummel the dragon with magic attacks. Bahamut will attack your characters twice on the ground before launching your party into the air and then smashing them back down. When this happens paradigm shift to Sentinel/Medic/Medic (Combat Clinic) and start healing up.

The Gestalt meter on Bahamut is raised by chaining attacks with the Ravager class, defending from attacks with the Sentinal role and also by causing negative status effects. As all the paradigms you use in this battle contribute towards Behamut’s Gestalt meter, the battle will finish very quickly.

As usual tap Square/X when the Gestalt meter is three-quarters full and Bahamut will go into Gestalt mode. Enjoy your new Eidolon!

As a side tip, Bahamut is one of the easiest ways to claim the ‘Limit Breaker’ achievement/trophy. Using Bahamut’s ultimate attack ‘Mega Flare’ can sometimes cause over 100,000 damage. Try use this summon when you have staggered a weakened foe.

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    1. Posted by dan on May 1st, 2010, 07:38

      thank you guys so much! i was stuck on this part for about a week now!

    2. Posted by FF Hardcore on May 20th, 2010, 20:48

      Nice! I was stuck on this freek…thanks Guys…

    3. Posted by FF follower on June 7th, 2010, 23:13

      It worked great!!!!!!! Thanks. It took me only two attempts following the above advice :-)

    4. Posted by FFXI guy :P on June 30th, 2010, 23:47

      Dude i died so i looked this up and basically what i did was cast with fang curse and slow on it a bunch of times, with a healer and sentinental on the side… it was easy, it raised in no time

    5. Posted by Calabro on July 20th, 2010, 00:38

      Strange, i beat this guy in 1:27 …I’m not sure why people found him tough. Simple Sab/Rav/Med did the job mixed in with Com/Rav/Rav…Maybe I got lucky.

    6. Posted by nice on July 24th, 2010, 02:01

      I died like 5 times in a row almost got him once before clock ran out.

      With this, did it in about a minute and made it look easy, nice one.

    7. Posted by Tammeh on August 29th, 2010, 17:10

      Thank you this helped so much :O
      I managed it in 1:07 thanks to your advice
      thanks :)

    8. Posted by kevin lawson on August 31st, 2010, 01:58

      damn, got him on the first try after an hour of frustration, you guys are lifesavors

    9. Posted by RB78 on October 9th, 2010, 03:58

      wow this worked wonderfully! thanx

    10. Posted by George Carley on April 16th, 2011, 12:35

      this doesn’t work if you havent upgraded your health enough so I’d recommend. Putting some gold bangles on everyone so you dont get killed by the first combo

    11. Posted by Paisataco on July 2nd, 2011, 22:03

      Holy crap with this GUIs I beat him in 1:13

    12. Posted by Cainerr on June 21st, 2012, 17:01

      Cheeeers buddy! Without this I was screwed:L

    13. Posted by rai on December 15th, 2012, 10:17

      thank you very much!!!!!!! this is really helping!!!! XD

    14. Posted by Rachel on March 18th, 2013, 03:52

      Well, this was not helpful at all. Especially considering you cannot even get two of those paradigms….

    15. Posted by ffgameog on August 5th, 2013, 18:36

      If MX Hp Is Low (>1700) go Equip Gold bangles And Do Sab/Med/MEd immediately To Sen/Med/Med  And Switch To Sen/Rav/Rav At Very End.

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