Final Fantasy XIII: Brynhildr Eidolon Guide

Published on March 5th, 2010

It’s Sahz’s turn to unlock the next . This time the red hot demands your attention. This battle is actually over pretty quickly if you pull of the right moves which we are going to supply you after the break. By the way, the tiny Chocobo will not be helping you, just Vanille.

Final Fantasy XIII: Brynhildr Eidolon Guide

If you haven't guessed from the colour, Brynhildr is a fire based Eidolon.

Prior to the battle you will be stuck with just Sahz which means you won’t get a change to chose your paradigms. If the paradigms you end up with are not the same as the set below then quickly press Start and select Retry. This will push you back a little bit but just before the battle starts up again the main menu pops up. Set up your paradigms;

  • Sazh: Synergist / Vanille: Saboteur
  • Sazh: Ravager / Vanille: Ravager
  • Sazh: Synergist / Vanille: Medic

Now as you enter the battle pummel Brynhildr with debuffs while buffing up your own team. Doing this fills up the gestalt meter very quickly. Once your health goes a little low, switch and heal up. Then switch to the double Ravager and dual cast Brynhildr until his gestalt bar fills three quarters full.

Once the gestalt meter is nearly full, tap Square/X to activate gestalt mode. I think you’ll agree that it was quick and efficient. You know have Brynhildr under your command. Let’s just hope you get to use it!

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    1. Posted by john on April 26th, 2010, 15:19

      does not work at all

    2. Posted by Einar on April 27th, 2010, 10:57

      I Can’t get Sash and Vanille to work together no matter what I do.. I managed this fight after 5 tries.. But I hate that team..

    3. Posted by Alexis on May 2nd, 2010, 02:55

      You really have to make sure that Vanille and Sazh are developed strongly in the beginning. A strong beginning is truly crucial to all characters. This Eidileon took me 2 minutes.

    4. Posted by iHob on May 3rd, 2010, 17:09

      This does work. However I find that you have to add in another paradigm for it to work. You need one with Sazh as a Ravager and Vanille as a medic to keep your chain going. I’ve found that it helped a lot.

    5. Posted by AW on May 4th, 2010, 02:06

      extreme!!! tx

    6. Posted by Shinni on May 18th, 2010, 05:04

      thanx heaps. it took me a while with these paradigms but i got it. i reckon add the [RAV/MED] (symbosis) in it as well. really helps. :)

    7. Posted by LeeF1954 on May 22nd, 2010, 01:33

      Hey you guys, I made itn the second time because Sazh had the “HASTE” ability and I used set-up described above with one change, anytime I had Vanille in the Medic mode, Sazh was hitting the Eidolon and when the “HASTE” ability ran out I switched to Sazh-Synergist, Vanille – Medic, then right back to slamming him with the two as RAVAGERS………….

    8. Posted by Manuel Lee Pereira on May 24th, 2010, 04:41

      This worked superbly. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Posted by adam on May 29th, 2010, 12:30

      your guide doesn’t help to 30 % dude…i trying everything maybe should use doctor dome or ember rings, i don’t know.

    10. Posted by George on May 29th, 2010, 17:20

      The damn thing attacks to fast i that i cant even almost do anything…

    11. Posted by Richie on May 31st, 2010, 14:08

      after failing 6 times i went to look for a guide, and found this one. Tryed it and worked first time lol thanx for the tips

    12. Posted by cameron on June 11th, 2010, 01:17

      i did it on my 2 tire i did it in 2 min. in 41 sec. to easy that was the easiest 1

    13. Posted by Clint on June 12th, 2010, 05:38

      Took me 2 min and 12 sec with this plan of attack

    14. Posted by ZZZ on June 12th, 2010, 07:46

      At starting use synergist and saboteur, after that just keep attacking that shit, i set Sazh as commando and Vanille as ravager and just keep attacking that shit. When one of them is low at hp, change Vanille as medic and for Sazh just keep doing the same thing as commando. You might also need to pray because I did at the last 20 seconds before the doom kill me

    15. Posted by ZZZ on June 12th, 2010, 07:48

      Sorry i type wrongly for the last sentence. It should be i finnaly able to capture it at the last 20 seconds before doom kill me

    16. Posted by Coleminer99 on June 14th, 2010, 03:58

      I have tried this over 7 times and its not working. When I am leveling up, it goes to slow, the timer is counting down, and it moves to fast. Then when I attack the purple bar barely gows up, and I die. HELP PLEASE!

    17. Posted by thisguide is crap on June 16th, 2010, 03:56

      this guide is crap. not even close to working.

    18. Posted by GoochMonkey on June 16th, 2010, 13:40

      ye i didnt find it to helpfull i found that the gauge charged fastest when i dualcasted (Rav/Rav) and healed when neccecary

    19. Posted by ed on June 21st, 2010, 18:50

      thx for this, did it in 2.42, altho I used rav + medic for healing

    20. Posted by theboycodd on June 25th, 2010, 21:02

      Just nailed it in 02:39 using a well easy method! Tried all these written here.. no luck.

      All I used was COM/RAV, until I needed health then switched to RAV/MED, then switched back to COM/RAV when tip top again!


    21. Posted by Mattbert on July 3rd, 2010, 19:54

      This works just fine, but I had to have both chars buffed to the max before the dualcasting ravagers were able to put a big boost to the Gestault gauge. I suspect there is a buff in particular that makes all the difference, possibly faith, possibly faith in combination with the imperil and deshell debuffs.

    22. Posted by Lightning Lover:) on July 6th, 2010, 13:55

      Failed this damn thing for half an hour! But yeah, the guide helped first time (got the bugger with 7 seconds on the Doom thing)
      To be honest though, I think the trick to beating these things is to use Libra, switch about the Paradigms a few times and just button mash from there:)
      FF13 isn’t the greatest game ever made (Halo is!) But it can be summed in one word- Quality
      Cheers again mate for the tips
      Race you all to the end;)

    23. Posted by hard cock on July 7th, 2010, 02:11

      if you cant do this fight with this guide then you suck at life

    24. Posted by deadwalker on July 11th, 2010, 02:22

      I’d use Syn/Med , Rav/Sab and Rav/Rav… chain combo attacks affer buff increase gestalt bar very fast.

    25. Posted by miniman on July 24th, 2010, 05:22

      i trie and try but this guide sucks is there any way to do this without buffs

    26. Posted by miniman on July 24th, 2010, 05:25

      i trie and try but this guide sucks is there any way to do this without buffs cuz it is hard bth it helps if you have the silver bangle and upgrade it like 50 times cuz it give you like +1000 health

    27. Posted by miniman on July 24th, 2010, 05:26

      sorry for double post

    28. Posted by Lyndon on July 31st, 2010, 19:19

      I kicked this guys but using only 1 paradigm

    29. Posted by hudson on August 7th, 2010, 20:03

      Good hint ) I do it now! ))

    30. Posted by DrkKttn86 on August 8th, 2010, 00:24

      This tip didn’t really help, however, if you have something that you can HASTE with prior to the fight, everyone will be able to attack and move faster. That is how I managed in 1 min and 41 secs

    31. Posted by Halo on August 11th, 2010, 04:38

      I pissed around with this eidolon three times. Searched for a fight guide, found this one, and had the bastard beat in two minutes. Switch up your paradigms, boys, or you’ll just keep whining about how it’s too hard.

    32. Posted by Flawson on August 13th, 2010, 06:56

      totally worked. I was trying to constantly have a rav on him at all times, having one do syn or med or sab while the other casted…no dice. This worked, just switch often and keep your haste up. Use ember rings too. Repeat: this strategy totally works. Switch fast!

    33. Posted by Kebtiz on August 15th, 2010, 08:25

      This guide failed for me, and so did most of the comments, because they are all revolving around the player having overleveled and filling out currently available crys tree.

      Anyhow, what worked for me was 2 ravagers one with doctor acc (the one that doubles potions), about 12 potions and just chain attack until both hps are yellow, or or gets critical then drink a potion or two to get both back to green and repeat, worked my first try. (after having failed various other methods numerous times)

    34. Posted by carl on August 17th, 2010, 00:55

      this was a good guide. for those ppl bitching and complaining then ur characters are strong enough or you just suck at the game ahaha

    35. Posted by Mathew Erenberger on August 19th, 2010, 08:16

      i beat him and i just free lanced it alot….tried to keep it as much on rav/rav as i could but i took so much damage. for all you who came into this battle without any potions, phoenix downs. didnt have haste quite yet. know that its still possible ;)

    36. Posted by Mathew Erenberger on August 19th, 2010, 08:17

      oh and i beat it at 3:00 i ddnt have another second to do it XD

    37. Posted by Jorge on September 1st, 2010, 15:00

      It works. But it’s easier and quicker to just:
      1) cast FORTISOL and AEGISOL prior to the battle
      2) Equip Sazh with “Doctor’s Code *”
      3) Start with Dualcasting (2 Ravagers)
      4) Use potions when needed. I just used 2 potions and finished the battle in less than a minute.
      Good luck

    38. Posted by Lizzie on September 1st, 2010, 21:06

      Thanks so much….got really stuck at this point, you saved the day

    39. Posted by Requiem on September 11th, 2010, 03:44

      Wow. This is quite possibly the worst strategy I have ever seen for any game ever. It’s like telling Mario to run into Bowser at full steam. Whoever came up with this should not be allowed to write guides.

    40. Posted by kevin on September 12th, 2010, 23:56

      I was kind of underleveled when I started this fight, so I basically just left Sazh as Commando and put him on potion duty. As a Commando, he helped keep the stagger bar from declining to 0 every round. Meanwhile, I left Vanille as Saboteur and she pushed the Gestalt meter pretty fast on her own.

      Whatever you’ve trained most is what will push the chain meter fastest, and that’s the goal of the fight. Unless you’re completely maxed out all classes, you have to use your own judgment and not just follow a guide to the letter.

    41. Posted by Niggerfacedjewballs on September 20th, 2010, 20:50

      I Saz should shoot that annoying slut Vanielle and then his own self. Less welfare the Sanctum would have to pay out.

    42. Posted by GAME GOD #2986 on September 23rd, 2010, 07:05

      Whoever wrote this shit must be a dirty CP grinder.
      Most people don’t spend hours grinding for CP.

      For the rest of us, Jorge’s technique is the bomb.


    43. Posted by Jazz on September 25th, 2010, 19:27

      This does not work at all. Byrnfucker will desimate you before you even get of thre buffs then your screwed for duelcasting cause you have no hp

      Added note try wearing those flame rings +20% magic res but regardless this fight sucks

    44. Posted by kazama on September 25th, 2010, 20:18

      extra help : use zash’s synergist buff : ice or something,gives the person ice attacks
      since its that eidolons weakness.
      + add 20% fire resistent equipment on zash and vannile

    45. Posted by jmill on September 26th, 2010, 23:24

      um yeah this guide is crapolla

      rav/rav then rav/med when low.

      simple as that, dont waste time with syn/sab

    46. Posted by T Bird on October 1st, 2010, 22:45

      The guide was great, only lost once cause I was trying to figure out if was suppose to be a different version of Ifrit. But agree if u cant beat it with the guide, u suck at life. Im sure there a Super Mario game more to your expectations.

    47. Posted by Sophie on October 5th, 2010, 13:02

      Done this first try, only change I would make is to use the Ying Yang paradigm. So buff up and debuff him, then use dual casting swapping to ying yang whenever you need to heal.

    48. Posted by RaptorX on October 13th, 2010, 03:50

      Yeah, the guide ian’t very helpful. what I did was boosted up Sazh’s magick and had him as synergist for the beginning then ravenger sa the rest. Vanille would just heal Sazh or ravange with him.

    49. Posted by tworah on October 15th, 2010, 01:40

      I’ll make this easy for the unfortunate people that’ve tried this.

      It doesn’t work unless specifically upgraded.

      Bearing in mind we’ve all Libra’d “her” by now we’ve ascertained that ‘she’ submits to chains. As somebody that’s just followed the main post guide around 10 times and failed… I’ve just switched over to the ‘obvious common sense’ guide which is RAV/RAV and RAV/MED intermittent.

      Job done, first time, cheers for coming, easiest eidolon yet… no offense to the person that created this guide but best thing you can do is delete it as it’s utterly misleading. That’s really not a flame, i’m basing it on numerous opinions above.:)

    50. Posted by neil on October 30th, 2010, 02:09

      wow that sucks :/ whats the point in doing this??

    51. Posted by Mark on January 20th, 2011, 22:38

      Thanks very much mate. After having read this I nailed him first time. Anybody having trouble needs to take a look at wat their doing wrong cz this works

      • Posted by Onoes on February 8th, 2011, 13:05

        This did the trick. I used libra the first time just for recon… That stock paradigm setup is garbage!

    52. Posted by :P on June 28th, 2011, 06:19

      This worked a treat!! I’d been struggling but as soon as I did this it worked out probably! And to others who say this isn’t working, your probably not doing it to well, don’t set sazh as a commando but a ravaged with vanille!! It works perfectly that way! ;)

    53. Posted by Redwolfie7 on April 15th, 2012, 02:43

      For those of you who couldn’t beat him after numerous tries cuz you are under-leveled you can in fact turn around and just kill the slime guys in the area before the doors until you are satisfied to where you are at :) . Rav/rav and rav/med work best. This guide requires too much switching to be of use in the time you are given.

    54. Posted by :-) on April 23rd, 2012, 04:05

      This was a really easy fight – just buff up beforehand…. I still had half the time left on the clock!

    55. Posted by SniperCat on June 15th, 2013, 16:39

      If you are stuck no matter how you go about it, go back and farm those little blue droids. they give a decent amount of CP and you can use the drops for upgrading your equipment little by little, or you can sell them to buy potions or better upgrade parts. I know I may be caption obvious for saying that, but nobody else has suggested anything like it on this post, so I’m just putting it out there. Hope it helps you as much as it did for me!

    56. Posted by Lightningsman on August 12th, 2013, 08:43

      This works very well! For the people that says “This doesn’t work” obviously you’re a non player who doesn’t know how to follow directions the way they were intended. On the other hand great strategy!

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