The Mutant Marauder - Story Walkthrough and Guide | FFXV

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This page is for The Mutant Marauder, the third Quest of Chapter 1 of Final Fantasy XV (FF15, FFXV). Read on for more information about which sidequests, bosses, and items are available in this chapter!

FFXV The Mutant Marauder Walkthrough

List of Objectives
1 Ignis advice_Chapter 1_Final Fantasy 15 walkthrough During nighttime, Ignis will advise you to eat a cooked meal before heading out. Agree to do so. You're also going to find spots called 'havens' on the map.
2 Caravan_Chapter 1_Final Fantasy 15 walkthrough There's also a caravan, where rests are charged 30 gil from your party. Staying in havens are free, though, and Ignis acts as the camp's cook.
3 Staying at havens or similar places adds to your AP and levels. Near havens, there are also places where elemental energy can be absorbed. Take note of these.
4 Mutant Dualhord_Chapter 1_Final Fantasy 15 Prepare for the fight by absorbing nearby elemental energy. Fight against the Mutant Dualhorn by linking chain attacks and teaming up
5 Once the Dualhorn is defeated, Cindy calls and thanks your party for rescuing Dave.
6 Note that there is a mineral drawpoint near the Mutant Dualhorn. Mine it after you've defeated the beast.
7 Mutant Marauder completed_Chapter 1_Final Fantasy 15 walkthrough Go back to the stop once you're done to retrieve the Regalia, which is repaired by now.

Tips and Strategies

This is a list of important things to do in the quest The Mutant Marauder. Read on to find out which of them is crucial to proceeding.

  • Ignis will tell you to camp out or eat a cooked meal before going on a mission. As these provide buffs to your party, it is wise to heed his advice.
  • Later on, in the game, staying in camps or outposts will count towards your Ascension Points (AP), so camp out or stay in similar places when you can.
  • Places of elemental energies are also marked on the map. When you find yourself running low on materials for creating spells, search them out.
  • Link strikes and teaming up are good tactics against the Mutant Dualhorn. Take heed of his elemental and weapon weaknesses too, using the Libra technique.

List of items


List of Items:

Phoenix Down (Phoenix Tail)
Metal Scrap
Broken Harmonica
Debased Coin
Oracle ascension coin

Boss Battles and Monsters


List of Appearing Monsters/Enemies:
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Appearing Bosses


  • The Bloodhorn is a mutant Dualhorn
  • Its physical weakness are against spears
  • Using the Fire spell is particularly effective against it too
  • Treat this battle as a fight against a significantly stronger Dualhorn in the early stages of the game

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    • >>[1]
      Hi! Thank you for your question :)
      Noctis needs to sneak behind the Black Chocobo until Ignis distracts it. The player should keep the chocobo inside his field of view to see if it is looking around, if so, Noctis needs to duck (hold square). Keep on doing this while also moving towards the chocobo until Ignis distracts it. While it is distracted, pick up the glasses then run away before the timer ends.
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