Final Fantasy XIII Cie'th Stone missions guide

We show you the quickest paths and best strategies for completing all 64 side quests

Congratulations! You’ve exited the tubes of Cocoon and are now experiencing the vast, beautiful environments of Gran Pulse for yourself. But you shouldn’t sit here too long just taking in the view – after all, there’s stuff here. Stuff that needs killing, to be precise.

All around Pulse, you’ll find the remains of fallen l’Cie who failed in their Focus – Focuses that usually involved monster killing. A simple touch will net you their sob stories of not being able to take down a particular beast. Many of these missions are optional, netting you items and equipment as a reward, though some are mandatory for the story, and a few unlock additional game features and sealed-off areas once they have been completed. So why not take some time out and help fulfill the last wishes of the dead for fun and profit?

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Missions 1 - 10

Missions 11 - 20
Missions 21 - 30
Missions 31 - 40
Missions 41 - 50
Missions 51 - 60
Missions 61 - 64


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Mission 01: Pond Scum


Rank: D
Mark: Ectopudding
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Mark location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse (beside the pond)
Reward: Energy Sash


Your first mission is a relative pushover. The only thing you really need to look out for with Ectopudding is that he/she/it (do gelatinous blobs have genders?) is completely immune to physical attacks. If you’ve got a strict Commando on your team with low Ravager levels, just have them stick to using Ruin.


Mission 02: Goodwill Hunting


Rank: D
Mark: Uridimmu
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Mark location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Reward: Cobaltite


Another relatively simple fight, though a bit tougher than Ectopudding due to the sheer number of enemies. Uridimmu’s got an entire pack of Gorgonopsidswith him, and if you’re not careful they can gang up and put a bit of extra hurt on your party members.


Mission 03: Massif Contamination


Rank: D
Mark: Ugallu
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Mark location: Yaschas Massif – Tsubaddran Highlands
Reward: Platinum Bangle



Ugallu’s similar to Uridimmu and his friends, but a lot bigger. He also fights solo, making it considerably easier to concentrate your attacks on him. Fortunately, the percentage you’ll need to achieve to stagger him is pretty low. He’s weak to ice and wind attacks, so set up a party/paradigm with spellcasting skills to help stagger him, then send your Commandos to go to town.





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