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A Chance Encounter Walkthrough Guide for FF16 (Final Fantasy 16). Includes Walkthrough Chart, how to beat the boss, and tips!

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Flight of the FledglingHide, Hideaway

A Chance Encounter Walkthrough

Follow The Path at The Nysa Defile

The Nysa Defile

Follow the path at The Nysa Defile. If lost, you can press and hold R3 to be guided to the to the objective location.

At The Open Area Fight The Dominant Of Shiva


As you progress The Nysa Defile, a scene will appear that will start a battle against the Dominant of Shiva. Defeat all of the enemies.

Battle Tiamat


After defeating the Dominant of Shiva, you will face another battle with Tiamat.

Warp To The Hideaway

Cids Chamber

Open the World Map and select The Hideaway.

Cid's Hideaway Guide

How To Beat Shiva's Dominant

Defeat the weaker enemies first.Learn the timing to counter various Attack patterns of enemies.Use Heatwave to repel Magic Attacks.Evade Blizzaga by looking at the shadow on the ground.

Defeat Weaker Enemies First

VS Minor Enemies

It's hard to fight if you leave soldiers around, so wipe them out first to create a three-on-one situation.

Respond To A Variety Of Attack Patterns

Eikon Shiva's Dominant has many Attack patterns, so watch its motion carefully and avoid it. Basically, after Evading Magic, you will have a gap, so pack up and Aim for Attack.

Frontal Charge Attack

Shiva's Dominant will fly and attack towards you. If you time it well, you can easily move on to counterattack.

Magic Arrow Shots

The AoE is small and the attack speed is also slow so you can easily dodge it by moving sideways.

Three Ice Blades

The charge time is pretty long so prepare for dodging once it starts. It is recommended to move to pack Phoenix Shift immediately after dodging for counter.

Ice Flower Around The Body

When a shadow of ice forms around your body, it signals the start of the attack so prepare for dodging. After it is activated, there is time to attack the enemy.

Magic Attacks Can Be Repelled With Heatwave

By using the "Heatwave" Abilities of Phoenix at the right time, you can repel Magic Attacks. This attack is not automatically learned so make sure to learn it from Abilities

Ability And Feat Guide

Evade Blizzaga By Looking At The Shadows

If you reduce the Dominant's HP to some extent, she will launch Blizzaga. It is a wide-range Attack Magic, but you can evade it by watching the shadow of ice on the ground. Dodge the moves until the magic is over.

▶ How To Beat Shiva's Dominant

How To Beat Tiamat

Basically Evade → Attack and aim for 100% Staggers.Be careful of Magic Attacks when using Phoenix Shift.Magic Attacks can be repelled by Heatwave.Prioritize evading the enemy's Magic Sword Ruin

Stagger The Enemies By Attacking After Dodging

The enemy's behavior is monotonous, you just need to dodge their attack and attack after. After dodging, try to gain as many attacks as possible in a row and aim for a 100% Stagger.

Stagger Guide

Beware Of Magic Attacks When Trying To Get Close

It is effective to use Phoenix Shift to get close to the enemy. However, if the enemy launches a Magic Attack, you will take damage and will not be able to get close, so watch the enemy's motion before using it.

h3: Magic Attacks Can Be Repelled With Heatwave.

By using the "Heatwave" ability of Phoenix at the right time, you can repel Magic Attacks. Heatwave needs to be learned manually so make sure to learn this ability from Ability Screen

Ability And Feat Guide

Prioritize Evade When The Enemy Use Magic Sword Ruin

Magic Sword Ruin Combo

  • 1. 2 Consecutive Attacks
  • 2. Sideward Slash
  • 3. Dash and Blast Attack

After you have to reduce HP to a certain extent, Tiamat will start using "Magic Sword Ruin". There are 3 stages of continuous attacks so it is better to focus on dodging before moving on to Attack.

▶ How To Beat Shiva's Dominant
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