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FF 13 party late in the game?
« on: April 03, 2011, 01:46:23 PM »
I noticed that IGN's guide recommends Fang, Vanille and Hope for some of the last boss battles.  Has anyone used this configuration?  So far (on Chapter 11 now), I've tried to avoid using Vanille and Hope together and practically never used two medics on the same paradigm.  It seems weird they'd recommend using Vanille and Hope together.  As far as my party goes, I don't have Vanille's death spell yet and only Sazh can use haste, so I've relied on Sazh in Gran Pulse in general and really needed him for the early missions.  Actually, I've done missions 1-5 with Snow, Lighting and Sazh.  I'm just curious what others have used for favorite party members in chapters 11-13.   

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 01:53:17 PM »
I tend to switch my team around a lot so I don't get bored. Usually, I control whoever's my Commando (Lightning, Sazh, or Fang (I never control Snow)), I then let either Lightning, Vanille, or Hope loose as my Medic/ Ravager, and bring Snow or Sazh in to either deal damage or take damage (I feel that Fang is too weak to be a Shielder (or whatever the class name is called)).
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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 01:56:29 PM »
I played with Hope, Fang and Lightning almost the entire game with the exception of a few areas that I wanted the see other combinations. But Hope, Fang and Lightning were still the (or should I say 'my') best group.

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 02:24:12 PM »
Fuck IGN. Overall the best party is Light/Fang/Hope. In some situations you might want to use a different party though, especially when doing some of the hunts. It also depends on the abilities you have unlocked for each character. Vanille is the only character with death, Sahz is the first one to learn haste, etc...
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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 02:34:50 PM »
The strategy guide generally recommends Lightning/Fang/Hope, and that worked out well for me for almost all endgame confrontations. You'll only ever really want to switch because you want to spice things up or because you want specific moves other characters have.

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 03:33:02 PM »
I go with Lightning,Sazh and Vanille all the way to the end.Worked for me just fine

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 03:34:06 PM »
Lightning, Snow and Sahz.


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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 03:38:32 PM »
I go with Lightning,Sazh and Vanille all the way to the end.Worked for me just fine

I liked this crew too actually.  I felt ethnically friendly and open to both black and the ever-strange Australians.  Joking aside, I thought it didn't matter latter on since you could branch out to other classes (I didn't beat the game, mind you, so not 100%).  I liked the jamming and stats upgrades on this party (so yeah,  could see Hope as great too).  The attackers (Snow, Fang) weren't really my priority when things got tough, I preferred a de/buff method.
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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 03:56:22 PM »


I liked this crew too actually.  I felt ethnically friendly and open to both black and the ever-strange Australians. 

Hehe

Well I was content that a white woman was in charge ;)

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 04:20:05 PM »


I liked this crew too actually.  I felt ethnically friendly and open to both black and the ever-strange Australians.

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Well I was content that a white woman was in charge ;)

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 05:18:42 PM »
I went with Lightning, Sazh, and Fang my first playthrough. Vanille, Fang, and Hope on my second. They both worked well, but the former wasn't very good with healing.

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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 03:27:26 AM »
Hope is a useless little shit, and I never used him again once I got the chance to change my party around until the last boss, which then he's actually kinda decent.

If memory serves, I used Lightning, Snow and Vanille throughout the majority of the end, and replaced Lightning with Sazh for bosses.


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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 06:12:17 AM »
I used Lightning, Hope and Fang and never had any issues. Hope and Vanille together in a party doesn't really seem like a great mix to me.



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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 08:40:05 AM »
Lightning, Fang and Hope here too.

Guess that's the best combination then.
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Re: FF 13 party late in the game?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 11:41:50 AM »

I think we are proving it doesn't damn well matter.

I guess so!!  I also like a girl power party of Fang, Light and Vanille.. which I found is really easy to five-star because it's an efficient mix.  I did try Fang, Vanille and Hope on weaker enemies in Gran Pulse and that slowed it down way too much even through Hope is a good Ravenger.  I started Vanille's Eidolon battle (by mistake) and lost but it was really close, I don't really have to dread it.