Friendly Match is a side quest in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis. As the name suggests, it’s about a friendly bout, and the main actors are Noctis and Ignis. You and other you. Except Noctis isn’t stops being friendly when he starts losing, so it can be a really tough trial. If you manage to get rank A+ in this fight, you’ll unlock the A New Protagonist trophy. In this guide, we’re going to give you tips that should help you defeat Noctis and complete FFXV Episode Ignis Friendly Match.
How to defeat Noctis in Episode Ignis?
During the first phase of the fight, play aggressively. Stay close to Noct and spam him with basic attacks. Use the opportunity to fill up your tech bar – you’ll need it later. Make good use of counter-attacks, they’re important here. Use the grappling hook to follow him around when he teleports away.
Once the second phase starts, he’ll get a bit angrier. Exercise caution – counter-attacks won’t do you much good here, so try not to get hit. When he casts a spell or uses the Armigers, you can dodge them by using your tech skills. They all have invincibility frames, which will help you avoid longer attacks. If you’re overwhelmed, use the grappling hook to escape and give yourself a breather.
When you see him trying to cast the Ring of Lucis spell, run towards him and unload everything you’ve got. If he manages to cast it, he’ll kill you in one shot, but you can interrupt him. If you see Ravus appear, that means you’re past the 15 minute mark, and you won’t get the desired rating. You probably won’t make it on the first try, so make it a learning experience – study his attacks so you can better avoid or counter them next time.