FFXIII: How to defeat Odin

So I got my version of FFXIII yesterday and that’s what I’ve been doing instead of working on my layout. This game is addictive~

Since a lot of people are having a hard time beating Odin, I thought I should share how I did it. I checked a few websites but none of the solution proposed worked. I bet people who wrote these grinded like crazy… Which I didn’t feel like doing. I tried around 20 times, with different combinations and this one is the one that worked for me.

First, get rid of all your other Paradigms: in this battle you need to switch quickly and you have no time to double check them. Here are the Paradigms I used, in this order:

Dual Casting
  • Lightning: Ravager
  • Hope: Ravager

Yin Yang

  • Lightning: Medic
  • Hope: Ravager

Double Dose

  • Lightning: Medic
  • Hope: Medic

As soon as the battle starts, use auto attack. You don’t have time to be picky about your spells. After 2 rounds, switch to Yin Yang and heal yourself and Hope. I noticed that Odin likes to beat the shit out of Hope so make sure you keep an eye on him: I had to use a Pheonix Down once to bring him back. From there, just keep attacking and healing as much as possible and you’ll see the gauge filling itself  quickly. When the count reaches 300, start pressing X (I play on Xbox, leave me alone) while keeping up with the attacks and the heals.
And voila! You defeated Odin~

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  • Alicejasmine1

    much more helpful than a walkthrough

  • Anonymous

    Good lord…you….are…AWESOME! I completely decimated Odin with those paradigms.Think I beat him in about 1 minute give or take a few seconds! ^_^

  • TJIBS

    Thanks!! 😀

  • vlad (NYC)

    sometimes hope is just plain hopeless…

  • braidenwest@@yahoo.ca

    thanks girl iv tried so hard im desprate to beat odin thanks im going to try it

  • braidenwest@@yahoo.ca

    thanks girl iv tried so hard im desprate to beat odin thanks im going to try it

  • braidenwest@@yahoo.ca

    thanks girl im desprate to beat odin i almost beat him sevral times im going to try what u say thanks

  • braidenwest@@yahoo.ca

    thanks girl iv tried so hard im desprate to beat odin thanks im going to try it

  • Nick

    Wow What a relieve! i tried different things but this one is the best i did it in one battle and i got 5 stars and i had to revive hope 4 times but i did it with your help thanks

  • Shmoo

    nah you’re not a n00b~ only n00bs give up !!

  • Nicole

    Thank you so much! You have no idea how many times I tried. I finally gave up and went on the internet for help. I tried a bunch of things, but only what you said worked. You’re the best!

  • Biowolf

    Indeed. It took me yonks to get that battle done and it was rather irritating. I found it was really easy once I did what you said 😉
    call me a noob if ya want but somehow it got easy once I did that 🙂

  • Shmoo

    exactly what I explained above… except with more details 😉

  • Shmoo

    haha really? 😎

  • Biowolf

    you are a legend! thank you 🙂

  • matt

    odin = so easy. lightning as medic, hope as ravager.

  • Frope

    I think she’s cute ;P

  • Shmoo

    aaww I love you too! *hug*

  • Shmoo

    Thank you very much, I appreciate your constructive comment 🙂

  • Anonymous

    thank you so much. I had thought I was too low level to beat him but with your help I did. Its amazing the damage difference between different paradigms on different bosses. I had thought lightning didn’t have good magic power. But it didn’t matter since magic does like three times as much damage to odin.

  • Anonymous

    took less than 2 min, merci mon ami

  • Shmoo

    heheh I slowed down a bit since my sping break is over! Have fun gaming 😉

  • Shmoo

    Yes! But I recommend you save your fortisol for Bathandelus… you’ll need them for this one!

  • Jacob

    thanks for the advice… for defeating odin…another little tip for defeating him is to use a fortisol before u head over the bridge so that u have haste cast on light abd hope as well just to speed things up a bit.

  • leonnasagawa

    You are Awesome! I beat Odin in like 15 seconds thanks to you! Thanks again and yes… This game is very addictive……… I’m playing this game as we speak and it’s 1:56 am in the morning, it’s even distracted me a little from my TAFE studies.

  • Guest

    Oh my god, thank you so much for this! I just defeated Odin in 1min 4 sec and I didn’t even have to use a Phoenix Down. I only used the first 2 Paradigms though, and I used Fortisol and Aegisol before crossing the bridge (I saw that on a different blog).

  • Shmoo

    You just create it.Go to the paradigms meny and you select customize and either use a blank one or modify another one.

    In FF13, you can create gazillions of paradigms…

  • Anonymous

    what if u dont have the yin and yang paradigm?

  • Anonymous

    thanx foe this was a big help

  • Anonymous

    your method worked wonderfully. thanks for posting

  • Shmoo

    Glad to hear that!

    Yeah, I recommed to put more points in Lightning’s Medic: it’ll come very handy later on in the game (I’m at chapter ten right now, almost 30 hours into the game~) especially for Barthandelus !!

  • robertallen

    Oh, also another reason I made Lightning Ravager and Hope Medic was because I didn’t focus too many Chrysarium points into Lightning’s Medic role. I should now, though.

    I definitely realize I need to get faster at switching Paradigms, that or change the battle speed, but easier is boring.

    Thank you so very much again for helping me get over this part. I can finally play again. I had to take a few days off and play “Heavy Rain”.

  • robertallen

    Hey there, I finally got a chance to try it tonight. The only thing I wound up not doing was using “Double Dose”, and also instead having Lightning on Ravager and Hope on Medic in the 2nd Paradigm. The only bad side to this was having to use a lot of Potions, however I had about 60 of them. I just felt it was quicker for me this way, personally.

    Nevertheless, your technique worked flawlessly. I am just not fast enough yet to switch Paradigms. I’ll get better at it.

    Now, I can finally get over that bridge.

    “Keep Hope Alive” is what all should think when taking on this beast. Keep him alive at all costs.

  • Shmoo

    pas vraiment 8D

  • iGwadman

    Thanks a ton, the metal bastard was getting on my nerves real hard.
    Oh, en passant, Laval > Montreal
    J’dis ça d’même. 😀

  • Dave

    cheers hun ur a diamond. beat da git 1st time after i found ur page.

  • Ruthie

    I want to say thank you so much. Your blog post was very helpfull in kicking his big metal butt. I died alot even after finding your post. I found that the double dose and dual casting was the best for me. Thank you again.

  • Shmoo

    Yeah… the day after I wrote this post, I bought the strategy guide and what they recommend in it is quite similar to what I did! =D

    Haha unfortunately, I only have brothers… who are hardcore gamers too =P

  • kuddles

    Thank you! I was almost at the point of giving up on this game last night! And you’re right, most FAQs for JRPGs tend to assume you’re grinding so that every single accessory and weapon is maxed out, which drives me crazy!

    Man, a cute French girl from Quebec who is into JRPGs. As a 30-year-old Ottawa man, I have to ask you if you have any older sisters. 🙂

  • Rob B

    Your sexy and thanks for the advice

  • kobi

    nice thx hey wat ur # lol jk

  • Joe

    Nice, raped him. ty.

  • Shmoo

    no no I meant, I TRIED to beat Odin 20 times before it worked… you don’t get any CP when you die… I just failed 19 times before I tried this and it worked~

  • tom

    haha 20 times thats grinding o.O but yah cheers it worked xbox ftw

  • moy boy

    thank you! im such a pussy cheater! i couldn’t hve done it with out you

  • Shmoo

    Grreat ! =D

  • Shmoo

    Cool! Let me know if it workerd~ ^^

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap, i just follow your this and it worked, thanks a bunch

  • robertallen

    I found this while Googling “FF13 beat Odin”. Thank you for this tip. I am stuck on it tonight, and will give this a shot. I’m 100% sure it will work.

  • Anonymous

    wow thx a lot i must of died a hundered times befor i read this.
    also im a boy and your Hot

  • Anonymous

    thx

  • Shmoo

    awesome! I have 18 hours of gameplay so far~ The guide is soooo useful! =D I’m glad I bought it!

  • Shmoo

    hmmmmm how is that fair… she bugs you about Twilight but you can’t play FF13…

  • Murphy The Saint

    i wish i had a boyfriend who wanted to play but no i have a girlfriend that wont let me play when shes over cause she wants to talk about twilight….

  • Katt

    THANK YOU! I’m at Chapter 3 now. har har.
    And I caved; I let my boyfriend play but he’ll treat me to a whole day of whatever I want. hahahaha. 😀

  • Murphy The Saint

    Thank You So Much. Your A Goddess