Chapter 10 - The Heart of a King | Main storyline
Final Fantasy XV Guide
Splendid Building Stone
Several weeks have passed since the dramatic events in the city of Altissia. The team travels to the city of Cartanica, in search of another legendary weapon of the ancestors.
Off the Rails
Recommended level: 31
You have to wait for the train to reach the station.
Once the quarrel is over, you have to wait for the train to reach the station. You can walk around the wagon and listen to the passengers talking to each other. After a few minutes the train will reach its destination - the mission will end once Noctis leaves the train.
The Hand of the King
Recommended level: 33
Explore the station and collect all of the items.
Leave the train and explore the area. There are some items scattered in the area and two shopkeepers. Although you won't find new weapons and gears here, you should still invest in potions and remedies. Once you're ready, head down the stairs and towards the elevator.
There's another dungeon awaiting your party - Fodina Caestino Mine. Once there, note that Ignis is severely weakened after the events of the previous chapter and he cannot use his abilities. Additionally, he will be moving a lot slower - adjust your pace accordingly. The area is vast and it's best to travel through here during the day. Once in the mine, turn around and head up to collect a Titanium Bangle.
Defeat the enemies.
Afterwards, head down along the path until you reach a water reservoir with Gurangatchams. Those enemies are vulnerable to greatswords, firearms and ice-based weapons and magic. Once the encounter is over, continue traveling towards subsequent markers until you reach a huge obstacle. Turn around and run towards the nearby control panel. Unfortunately, you have to acquire a key for the generator.
You should set up a camp in the dungeon.
Continue walking towards the marker until you reach a new type of enemies - Falxfangs. Those foes are vulnerable to swords and ice-based weapons and magic. You should soon reach a place where you will be able to set up a camp. You should take a break here and use the opportunity to consume a meal. Afterwards, head to the place where the key is located.
A Gigantoad will be defending the generator.
While travelling towards the first emergency generator you will stumble upon a Gigantoad. The enemy is vulnerable to polearms and ice-based weapons and magic. Afterwards, activate both generators and run back down to the control panel. The obstacle will be removed and you will be able to continue your journey.
During the march Gladio will initiate a conversation with Noctis. There are two options to choose from:
- Show frustration - Increases strength by 50%
- Show resolve - Increases vitality by 50%
Once the conversation is over, defeat a small group of enemies located in the lake and head towards the tomb. A boss battle will now begin.
Boss battle - Malboro
You should attack Malboro with powerful fire spells.
Malboro is vulnerable to greatswords and fire and quite resistant to ice. During the encounter the enemy will summon Malboro Sprouts. Those foes are relatively harmless, although you should try to take them out quickly - otherwise the area will be filled with them. Malboro itself has access to several attacks: in close combat the monster will bite and charge forward, although those attacks are easy to block and counter. The most powerful attack of the boss, however, is its toxic breath - it deals significant damage and inflicts negative status effects to the group. The breath attack can be easily dodged by rolling on the ground. You should prepare several fire-based spells before the fight and use Gladio's abilities - both of those should allow you to end the encounter relatively quickly.
You must head to the marked place to defeat Malboro.
The enemy will become more aggressive and much stronger once its health drops below 25%. You have to defeat the enemy several times and a command to regroup and head towards a specified place will appear on the screen. Ignis will weaken the enemy and you will be able to take down the beast. Afterwards, head into the tomb and collect a new weapon - Katana of the Warrior. Head back to the entrance, board the train and the chapter will be over.