Final Fantasy 16: Atlas, Breaker Of Worlds [Detailed Guide]

Atlas, Breaker of Worlds, is an unkind nemesis in Final Fantasy 16. Deal with him in style and effortlessly with the help of our guide.

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Breaker of Worlds in Final Fantasy 16

Equipping your character with the best equipment is undoubtedly everyone’s wish. However, getting the best equipment to decorate Clive is difficult. Fortunately, I am glad to report to the fans that the Hunt board is back again, and players can use it to slay various dangerous creatures to get exciting rewards. Atlas, the Breaker of Worlds, is one such creature in Final Fantasy 16 that players can hunt down to receive various rewards.

Key Takeaways

  • The S-ranked monster unlocks at level 45 during the game’s Out of the Shadow main story quest.
  • Players can find him in the abandoned town of Cressida by taking the flyer from Nektar, the Moogle’s Hunt board.
  • Saber Dance and Golden Section are two of his deadly special attacks.
  • Atlas uses his swiftness and sword skills to launch powerful energy blows. Players can dodge them or use Titanic Block to avoid getting hit.
  • Celestial Sphere is another of his special attacks in which Atlas creates many light circles on the ground and bombards them with deadly rays. 

Notorious Mark Atlas, Breaker of Worlds
Rank S
Unlocks at Level 45
Main Story Quest Out of the Shadow
Location The abandoned town of Cressida
  • 15000 XP
  • 120 Ability Points
  • 50 Renown
  • Fallen Iron
  • Orichalcum
  • 20,000 Gil
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Rewards for defeating Atlas (Image Credits: Gamesual)

How To Find Atlas

Before confronting Atlas, you must ensure that you have progressed through the storyline to the Out of the Shadow main story quest after reaching level 45 in the game.

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The abandoned town of Cressida (Image Credits: Gamesual)
  • In Cid’s hideaway, you will get a vague flyer on Nektar, the Moogle’s Hunt Board, hinting you towards the Rosarian ruins
  • After getting the flyer, the next task would be to find the exact village gate, as the area has many. A wise choice would be to start with the region’s biggest and most famous gate, i.e., Martha’s Rest
  • Once you have reached Martha’s Rest, find the abandoned town of Cressida. For that, you must continue your journey toward the north of the village until they reach the Greenheaves. Crossing the bridge and riding further east will take players to Cressida.

One of the ways I reached the destination quickly during the playthrough was to avoid fighting the enemies along the way. Moreover, players will discover Atlas, Breaker of Worlds, in a ruined arena at the end of Cressida town in Final Fantasy 16. Entering the arena will trigger a cutscene and start the fight officially. 

Defeating Atlas

Atlas is the most dangerous enemy at this stage in the game. Therefore, I had to find the hard way that defeating him would not be easy. This face-off will extensively test players’ abilities and skills in Final Fantasy 16

Attack Name What does it do? How to counter it?
Saber Dance  Swings energy sword in an arc
  • Dodge
  • Use Titanic Block
Golden Section He moves forward quickly while swinging his sword No way to avoid it other than dodging.
Celestial Sphere It makes a light circle on the ground, and deadly rays fall from above
  • Walk outside of the circle
  • Dodge the rays
Melee Attacks Less damage, more recovery time
  • Dodge
  • Counter-attack
Titanic Block
Titanic Block by Clive (Image Credits: Gamesual)
  • While it is better to maintain a safe distance from Atlas to stop getting hit by his attacks, this does not always work. Using Golden Section, a special attack, Atlas will surge forward at a shockingly fast speed to perform a sweeping, swinging attack with his energy sword.
  • Unlucky for the players, there is little chance that Titanic Block will help against this attack as, in this attack, Atlas’s sword will grow in size, covering more area. From my personal experience, the only way to prevent getting any damage would be to dodge the attack timely.
  • If you fail to maintain a reasonable distance, Atlas can deal significant damage with Saber Dance. It is a special attack that lets Breaker of Worlds perform a swinging attack with his energy sword in an arc in Final Fantasy 16. Titanic Block should be your go-to defense mechanism against this attack. Otherwise, dodging also works.
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    Saber Dance by Atlas (Image Credits: Gamesual)
  • Celestial Sphere is the most dramatic attack from the beast. It creates many small circles on the ground. After some delay, lots of energy beams will befall these circles. Players who get caught in any of these circles can suffer significant damage.
  • Fortunately, I noticed that it takes some time before energy beams fall on these circles, so players can quickly move around to defend themselves.
  • However, as it is a delayed special attack, Atlas will launch it while also dealing significant blows with the other special attacks mentioned above.
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    Celestial Sphere by Atlas (Image Credits: Gamesual)
  • The best opportunities to attack Atlas arise when he tries to deal melee damage to the players. I found most of his melee attacks to be significantly slower and create lags. Players can easily avoid them to unleash their best abilities in Final Fantasy 16 and deal decisive blows.

Tip: Lionheart and Stoneskin tonics can help you recover your health during the fight. Take as many potions with you as possible.

My Experience With Atlas Fight

Final Fantasy 16 put me against some of the most formidable foes in the franchise. I am hoping that with all the tips above, players will be able to defeat Atlas, Breaker of Worlds, with ease. It may take some time for newbies, and they may as well have to replay this mission many times.

However, consistency is the key to success! I urge you to keep trying until you finally stand tall over the beast’s body. If you still need any help, feel free to comment below.

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