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Rage Guide by Djibriel

Version: 1.5 | Updated: 03/27/2015

The Rage Guide
Version 1.5
Djibriel, January 2006

“My hysterical shouting had been in tongues, like at a Pentecostal church. When 
the fight was over, nothing was solved, but nothing mattered. Afterwards, we all
felt saved.”

- Gau’s memoirs


No number: Contents
           Foreword (01/21/2005, by assassin)

  1.0      Version History
  2.0      Introduction (10-year anniversary edition)
  3.0      Glossary
  4.0      The Rage Command explained
  5.0      Individual Rage properties
  6.0      The Veldt
  7.0      Clearing the Monster Formations
  8.0      Unobtainable Rages and other oddities
  9.0      Gogo
 10.0      Best practices; cheaper than off-brand Sabor de Soledad cheese puffs
 11.0      Boss strategies
 12.0      Rage accoutrements
 13.0      Rage and Status ailments
 14.0      SNES/PSX version differences
 15.0      Conclusion
 16.0      Credits

No number: Disclaimer

  Foreword (01/21/2005, by assassin)

     Gau is one of Final Fantasy 6's most versatile characters, and is the most
powerful for much of the World of Balance.  Having grown up amongst monsters
rather than humans, wrapped in hides while most kids are still swaddled in
diapers, competing for beef jerky when his contemporaries were back at their
mothers' teats, he's hardly a conventional hero.  Gau never mentions the
Empire, nor makes any vow to save the world. Nay, some of his first acts as a
Returner are to shout gibberish, misname Sabin, and to laugh after scaring
hard-earned party funds into a pit.  But what Gau lacks in fashion, vocabulary
and financial savvy, he makes up for in a huge repertoire of attacks and
accompanying protections.  Some players do not bother to tap into these vast
resources, citing how "Gau is uncontrollable."  Ah, but some of life's most
beautiful processes unfold beyond our control: heartbeats, breath, sneezes,
passing the bar exam with flying colors, completing a violent but steady ascent
through a drug cartel to emerge as the world's most feared and wealthy kingpin.
It is folly to claim that everything involuntary is worthless!

     Besides, the Rage ability *does* provide sufficient control for most
battles.  It differs from other abilities in that it requires some foresight;
you can't react from round to round.  Instead, players must give thought
upfront in selecting the Rage.  Choose a right one for the situation, and
you can coast on through.  Like with Ron Popeil's award-winning rotisserie
ovens, interaction is rarely NEEDED; just set it and forget it!  With at least
one great Rage to answer nearly every battle, you can cook anything.

     Unfortunately, the ability's vastness -- the size of the metaphorical
kitchen -- is one of its main downsides.  Over 250 total Rages can be learned,
Squaresoft didn't bother to alphabetize the menu used in their selection (why,
if some benevolent soul did that, he or she would be the toast of the town!
And be swarmed by nubile women. .. Swarm, damnit!!), and there's often no
connection between what you see from the monster in a normal battle and the
Rage attacks it provides Gau.  That last point was especially a hindrance
before this game's data became documented so thoroughly.  The trial and error
needed to master Rage was often frustrating to the point of amusement:

"A passive raccoon/squirrel hybrid can command the earth to swallow its foes?

"Somebody's lost housecat is the most physically dominating presence?  Okay."

"The ever resilient and Meteo-flinging Intangir has a penchant for suicide?

"Woolly uses Ice 3?  That might infuriate me, had I not abandoned Rage fifteen
hours ago."

     Despite this madness, many players would harness impressive early Rages
like Hazer, Templar, and Stray Cat when the Rage list was still modest in size.
But as it grew later in the game (along with the pool of Veldt enemies), they'd
either stick with those initial staples, or simply give up on the command.
Others yet were drooling peons who neglected the command from the outset.  Rage
has experienced a bit of a renaissance due to hacking and subsequent
documentation of this game's internals.  Even with all this information,
there's still a lot for the player to digest.  You might know the general
strongest attacks or which monsters are particularly sturdy.  However, what
if you want to pick the Rage which not only puts great hurt on a boss, but --
when combined with readily available equipment -- also absorbs or nullifies
every element the fiend can throw at you, and wards off any status ailments it
can inflict?  That's no casual task.

    And this is no ordinary guide, my friends.  Enter stage left, Djibriel!

  1.0 Version History

Version History:

- Version 1.5  (03/21/2015)
      Intrusive overhaul of the document! 
      Renamed several chapters, and shuffled them around in what I consider a
      superior order. 
      Merged the sections about good tactics and good Rages, put it all in
      chronological order and removed a few substandard contenders. 
      Added [ ] boxes to the Rage walkthrough for easier hunting.
      Removed section about finding items because there’s plenty walkthroughs
      out there discussing it. 
      Removed bugs chapter, since ZED already covered that. 
      I removed a joke I thought was very edgy back when I thought ‘to be edgy’
      was a reference to David Evans of U2. 
      Rewrote several sections.
      Fixed an inaccurate description of where Coelecite appears in the Cave of
      the Sealed Gate.

- Version 1.4  (05/31/2010)
      The document is still alive! A lot of minor corrections, added some minor
      tidbits, removed a few things, you know. You won't notice! 
      One minor update: Gigantos CAN be unlocked for the Veldt without gaining
      experience. Thanks, Leviathan Mist!

- Version 1.3  (01/28/2006)
      Yes, a year has passed, and while the guide's success has made me dormant
      concerning changing anything - better, after all, is the enemy of good - 
      Galbalan turned to her feminine charm to woe me into updating. Main new
	 * Quite a lot of spelling/grammar corrections
	 * A lay-out change; parallel to my other documents, it's now much more
	   thoroughly indexed. 
	 * Similar to the above, 'fixed' a continuity issue; all Specials in
	   the game now come with an exclamation mark (!) to indicate their
	 * Various small content additions/corrections that are all too puny
	   to mention separately.

Version History:
- Version 1.2  (09/03/2005)
      Major update. Corrected several errors:
         * Added Rhinotaur, Rhodox, GreaseMonk, Ogor and Wart Puck to the
           Elusive Rages walkthrough
         * Number 024 has been added to Boss strategies
         * Added Magic Urn and Io to the Legendary Strategies section
         * Added Areneid to Telstar's Boss strategy options
         * Reduced impossible Rages to obtain in a perfect LLG from 8 to 1
         * Some other less significant content errors/inconsistencies
         * A few spelling and grammar errors

- Version 1.1  (01/25/2005)
      Features close to no content additions, 'Januari' was corrected.
      For GameFAQs purposes, mainly.

- Version 1.0  (01/25/2005)
      Initial Release

  2.0 Introduction (10-year anniversary edition)

What compels man? What drives a man to commit unspeakable acts of cruelty, or
immeasurable kindness? What causes man to write a Rage Guide in 2005, then
update it 10 years later?


Main Entry: rage 
Pronunciation: 'rAj
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin *rabia*, from 
           Latin *rabies* rage, madness, from *rabere* to be mad; 
           akin to Sanskrit *rabhas* violence
1 a : violent and uncontrolled anger b : a fit of violent wrath c archaic : 
2 : violent action (as of wind or sea)
3 : an intense feeling : PASSION
4 : a fad pursued with intense enthusiasm <was all the rage>
synonym see ANGER, FASHION 

How many FAQs have started with a Copy/Paste from the dictionary? While I'm 
not earning points for originality, I have just explained how the words 'Rage'
and 'Rabies' actually come from the same word, and that has to count for 
something, right? 

Gau. To like him is to love him, to dislike him is to loathe him. Whatever the
opinion on this fellow is, it's a strong feeling. He's paired with Relm in 
terms of uselessness, and he is paired with Terra and Sabin in terms of kick-
ass. So is Gau a blessing to every party but misunderstood by some? Or is he a 
character only driving on charisma, fiercely neglecting the moral 
responsibility to aid you in your struggles against evil?

I wrote the Guide, trust me, it's the former. 

Now we have established that Rage is a useful skill, I assume you want to know 
how to use the Rage command properly? Here's how:

Are you in the WoR? Use NightShade
Are you in the WoB Imperial MagiTek Research Facility? Use Anguiform
Are you in the WoB? Use Stray Cat

Now you know how to use Rage. But there's a difference between the Skill of 
Rage and the Art of Rage. The latter involves picking exactly that Rage out of
the eventually 252 Rages that will aid you most. And that, my friends, is what
this Guide is all about. There is so much to do, so much to see, so much to 
enjoy, so much strategy hidden in that single command. Is it all necessary? 

Not really, no. Gau is a great character even with just those three Rages and 
a vague grasp of when to use them. But for a Low Level Gamer or a Single 
Character Challenger, for somebody who wants to have fun, or for people who 
just really wants to humiliate every boss in the game until it weeps on their 
boots, this is the Rage Guide, and I hope you will learn from it.

There are 255 Rages, of which three are unavailable in a normal game. That's
still 252 choices as opposed to 8 Tools, a single special command such as 
Morph or 24 Lores. There are even several options within a single Rage...the 
options are endless. Then where to begin? Where to start with a Rage Guide, 
without a doubt a massive undertaking? I think I'll just start slowly by
explaining what a Rage is, what it'll do to you and how to get them. I'll see 
what I want to tell you then :)

  3.0 Glossary

I'll throw in some words here and there that you may not have heard of:

LLG: Low Level Game. The challenge of this self-induced torture lies in 
running from every battle and defeating the game at the lowest level possible. 
Most end up around level 10, although it's said an average of level 8 should 
be obtainable. While this is not an LLG Guide I'll give some useful tips on
them concerning Rage from you. 

SCC: Single Character Challenge. The objective of this game is to defeat it
using only one character and traveling with otherwise dead people where 
possible. While this is not an SCC Guide I'll give some tips on a possible
Gau SCC you might be playing. Those tactics are important anyway as the entire 
party save for Gau might be killed, leaving it necessary for a specific Rage 
to be self-sustaining. 

WoB: World of Balance. The green, clean dreamlands you start in. 

WoR: At some point in the game the previously described World of Balance is
destroyed by a plot device, giving way to new dungeons, monsters, side-quests
but foremost new Rages and new items. Logic tells us you cannot reach the WoR
when you're in the WoB, unless some kind of overly dramatic cutscene would
do that for you.

Gau: While it's possible to name Gau something along the lines of 'Beaver', 
there is a strange custom to refer to characters using their official names.
I'm going to stick to it. 

Blackjack: Its name never mentioned in the game, the Blackjack is the WoB 
counterpart of the Falcon. The Blackjack is, as far as you know, the only 
airship in existence, and it's owned by a pirate known as 'the Wandering 

Ctrl + F: Rumored to be the fourth invention of the world (only fire, the 
wheel and women were invented earlier), Ctrl + F is a fabled button 
combination with which you can instantly transport your mind to a certain 
location, or even swoop over all the times a certain word is mentioned in a 
document. While reading this entire Rage Guide certainly would make your life 
better, I cannot exclude the possibility that you just popped in to look up 
whether 'This Or That' causes 'Such Or So', and you can instantly find the 
answer to yon riddle with this combo. 

  4.0 The Rage command explained

Because Gau is no man’s fool, he lacks any Fight command for you to select
and instead has the Rage command. When selecting Rage by using the arrow keys 
and actually using the action button, a menu screen will appear where you can
pick between every Rage you have. Select one, and watch how Gau and/or Gogo
gets into a killing frenzy, randomly switching between a normal Battle command
and a special attack every turn, automatically, until the Rage user is either 
killed or victorious. At first glance. 

There is a Rage for pretty much every random encounter monster in the game, 
and even a few odd bosses here and there. Every Rage is named after its 
corresponding monster. There is the Brawler monster at Mt. Koltz, and there is 
the Brawler Rage. When Gau or Gogo selects the Brawler Rage, he will become 
like the Brawler in several aspects. Not only will he randomly perform a 
specific attack 50 % of the time, he will adopt:

 - elemental attributes
 - inherent statuses
 - status immunities
 - certain special properties
 - special attack
 - Battle weapon graphic

Let's take a look at Brawler. This monster absorbs Poison-elemental attacks.
As soon as Gau takes his first turn in this Rage, he will start absorbing
Poison. Elemental properties are always handled in such a way that the most
positive outcome for the target prevails, not counting effects from Strago’s
ForceField Lore. 

ForceField --> Absorbing --> nullify --> 50 % damage --> weakness —> standard

Let's take a look at Brawler yet again. The monster is always under the 
influence of the Berserk status. As soon as Gau or Gogo selects this Rage, the
Berserk status is applied to the Rage user. A Rage-inflicted status (ailment) 
is not removable/curable. A status protection Relic will prevent Rage-
inflicted status ailments coming into play, though. Should Gau or Gogo have 
been wearing a Ribbon or Peace Ring, the auto-Berserk would not have been 
applied. Both positive and negative statuses are applied in some cases. 
Templar benefits from auto-Safe, and Enuo suffers from auto-Seizure. Status 
ailments are often hardly more than a small annoyance, beneficial statuses is 
what it's all about in some battles.

Let's take a look at another monster. Let's take a look at Apokryphos, a 
creature from the Floating Continent. This monster is immune to certain status
ailments. For Apokryphos, these status ailments are: Zombie, Poison, Imp, 
Condemned, Near Fatal, Berserk and Muddle. Upon entering the Apokryphos Rage, 
Gau and/or Gogo will become immune to these status ailments as well, 
effectively protecting him from every single one of these life-threatening 
ailments without having to sacrifice a Relic slot. The status ailments Rage
can protect against are: Dark, Zombie, Poison, Clear, Imp, Petrify, Condemned, 
Near Fatal, Image, Mute, Berserk, Muddle, Seizure, Sleep, Slow, Stop and 
finally Death. 

Note that Death protection doesn't really include being immortal. Death 
protection will grant the Rager the same effects granted by the Memento Ring 
and Safety Bit: immunity to instant-death spells, percentage-based spells 
such as Demi and Missile and finally the level-halving Dischord. Death 
protection does not protect against physical attacks that set Death, such as
the Retainer’s !Tradeoff. 

I told you about special properties, right? The properties I was talking about 
are these three: Die if MP = 0, Human, and Undead. Of those, only Undead has
significant effect. 

Die if MP = 0 causes a monster or Rager to die when MP is set to 0 through an
MP attack such as Rasp, Osmose or a physical attack that drains MP. These
attacks are extremely rare so this features presents only a theoretical danger
to a Rager. 

The Human property causes a monster or Rager to take double damage when struck
by the Man Eater weapon. Let’s just say it; when you have a Rager damaged by
another character wielding a Man Eater, you did it on purpose. 

Undead is the one with clear disadvantages and some advantages. When selecting
the Rage of an Undead creature, the Rager will not die from Doom spells,
Roulette spells cast by the enemy, the Condemned Lore and X-type Instant Death 
coming from weapons. Instead, the Rager will be fully healed. Curative spells
will hurt the Rager, however. Exceptions include: Pep Up, Setzer’s Lagomorph,
the Dried Meat item, the Heal Rod and the curative effects of Mog’s Tapir.

There is yet another thing that the Rage user receives, and it's the 
Special attack. Some Rages will have no spell for the second attack, but 
instead have the monster's Special. In this document, I will indicate an attack
being a 'Special' with an exclamation mark (!). This Special can vary from
status-infliction (Primordite's !Numblade causes Stop, Mind Candy's !SleepSting
causes Sleep) to a physical attack stronger than Battle (Hornet's !IronNeedle
is 1.5 times stronger than Battle, Stray Cat's !Catscratch is 4 times stronger 
than Battle). Obviously, Gau will be doing this monster's Special attack 
should his Rage force him to do so.

Finally, there's only little snippet that is related to Rage. Every monster
has a 'weapon' of which the graphic is shown. This weapon is also placed on
a Rager. Note that this does not, in any way, have an influence of the power
of the physical attack itself. Some monsters use a Trident, other use a 
Partisan; the latter is not stronger then the first when you see it on a 
Rager. There is one exception to this rule; when Gau is given a Lance by his
Rage, he will deal 200% damage with a Jump attack (inflicted by Palidor) rather
than 150% damage like he will normally do. 

So this is what the Rage user receives. To be clear, the Rage user does *not* 
take over:

 - Any kind of statistic, including Evade and Magic Block
 - Stolen items
 - Control and Sketch attacks
 - Morph items
 - AI Script

The Rage user stays in the monster-induced frenzy until the battle is over or 
the Rage user is Petrified or killed. Also, Rippler can take away the Rage 
status which causes the Rage user to stop with the frenzy thing. Take a look at 
Master ZED’s Bugs & Glitches document for more info:


  5.0 Individual Rage properties

Table of Contents:

 5.1	Non-Battle attack, inherent statuses, Death Protection, Undead
 5.2	Elemental properties

There are two lists to make sure that it all fits nicely and looks nice. Please
note that this is not really meant for reading or something, this is for those 
of you who have mastered to use of Ctrl + F and wish to know what the hell 
Brainpan does. Perhaps a superior way of finding out Rage properties is skimming
through Master ZED’s Monster Statistics Guide, available on GameFAQs.

  5.1     Non-Battle attack, inherent statuses, Death Protection, Undead

This is the first list. It lists the monsters in the order they appear in 
the data and the location of them in the Rage menu. This list includes from
left to right the name of the monster, the attack they will use half of the 
time, the inherent statuses, the possession of Death Protection (if so, they
have 'Dth. Prot.' listed) and the possession of the Undead trait (mentioned if

Guard       Special
Soldier     Fire
Templar     Fire2        Safe
Ninja       Water Skean  Float
Samurai     Lullaby                Dth. Prot.
Orog        Pearl                              Undead
Mag Roader  Bio          Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Retainer    Shock                  Dth. Prot.  
Hazer       Bolt2                              
Dahling     Cure2                  Dth. Prot.  
Rain Man    Bolt3        Float                 
Brawler     Stone        Berserk                
Apokryphos  L. 3 Muddle  
Dark Force  CleanSweep                         
Whisper     Demi         Float                 Undead
Over-Mind   Elf Fire                           Undead
Osteosaur   X-Zone                             Undead
Commander   Break                              
Rhodox      Snare
Were-Rat    Poison                             
Ursus       Net                                
Rhinotaur   Mega Volt                          
Steroidite  Blizzard               Dth. Prot.  
Leafer      Special                            
Stray Cat   Special 
Lobo        Special                            
Doberman    Special                            
Vomammoth   Blizzard                           
Fidor       Special                            
Baskervor   Cyclonic               Dth. Prot.  
Suriander   Aqua Rake              Dth. Prot.  
Chimera     Aqua Rake              Dth. Prot.   
Behemoth    Meteor                             
Mesosaur    Step Mine                          
Pterodon    Fire Ball    Float                 
FossilFang  Sand Storm                         Undead
White Drgn  Pearl                  Dth. Prot.  
Doom Drgn   N. Cross     Float     Dth. Prot.  
Brachosaur  Disaster               Dth. Prot.  
Tyranosaur  Meteo                  Dth. Prot.   
Dark Wind   Break        Float                 
Beakor      Special                            
Vulture     Shimsham     Float                 
Harpy       Cyclonic     Float     Dth. Prot.   
HermitCrab  Net          Safe                         
Trapper     L.3 Muddle   Float                 
Hornet      Special      Float                 
Crasshoppr  Bserk        Float                 
Delta Bug   Mega Volt                          
Gilomantis  Shrapnel               Dth. Prot.  
Trilium     Bio                                
NightShade  Charm                  Dth. Prot.  
Tumbleweed  Lifeshaver                         
Bloompire   Bio                                Undead
Trilobiter  Special      Safe                  
*Siegfried  Flare        Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Nautiloid   Special      Safe                  
Exocite     Special                            
Anguiform   Aqua Rake    Dark                  
Reach Frog  Slimer                             
Lizard      Break                              
ChickenLip  Quake                  Dth. Prot.  
Hoover      Sand Storm                         
Rider       Virite                             
*Chupon     W Wind                 Dth. Prot.  
Pipsqueak   Imp                                
M-TekArmor  Tek Laser    Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Sky Armor   Tek Laser    Float                 
Telstar     Sonic Boom   Float     Dth. Prot.  
Lethal Wpn  Grav Bomb    Reflect               
Vaporite    Blaze        Float                 Undead
Flan        Slimer                             
Ing         Lifeshaver   Float                 Undead
Humpty      Poison                             Undead
Brainpan    Blow Fish    Float                 Undead
Cruller     Slimer                             Undead
Cactrot     Blow Fish                          
Repo Man    Exploder                           
Harvester   Haste        Float                 
Bomb        Blaze        Float                 
StillLife   Lullaby                Dth. Prot.  
Boxed Set   Meteor       Float                 
SlamDancer  Ice2                               
HadesGigas  Magnitude8                         
Pug         Break                  Dth. Prot.  
Magic Urn   Cure3                  Dth. Prot.  
Mover       Merton                             
Figaliz     Dischord     Reflect               
Buffalax    Slow2        Seizure               
Aspik       Giga Volt    Float
Ghost       Bolt2        Float                 Undead
Crawler     Step Mine                          
Sand Ray    Special                            
Areneid     Special                            
Actaneon    Special      Dark                  
Sand Horse  Sand Storm             Dth. Prot.  
Dark Side   Ice2         Float                 Undead
Mad Oscar   Sour Mouth                         
Crawly      Special                            
Bleary      Doom                               
Marshal     Wind Slash                          
Trooper     Special                            
General     Cure2        Safe                  
Covert      Wind Slash             Dth. Prot.  
Ogor        Storm                  Dth. Prot.  
Warlock     Pearl                  Dth. Prot.  
Madam       Pearl                  Dth. Prot.  
Joker       Bolt2        Float                 
Iron Fist   Stone                              
Goblin      Bolt3        Reflect                
Apparite    Imp          Float                 Undead
PowerDemon  Flare                              Undead
Displayer   Doom                               Undead
Vector Pup  Special      Haste                 
Peepers     Pearl Wind   Seizure               
Sewer Rat   Special                            
Slatter     Cave In                Dth. Prot.  
Rhinox      Life3        Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Rhobite     Life                               
Wild Cat    Blaster                            
Red Fang    Drain
Bounty Man  Special                            
Tusker      Blizzard                           
Ralph       Special
Chitonid    Stop         Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Wart Puck   Rasp                   Dth. Prot.  
Rhyos       Surge                  Dth. Prot. 
SrBehemoth  Fire3                              Undead
Vectaur     Pearl Wind             Dth. Prot.  
Wyvern      Cyclonic                           
Zombone     Condemned                          Undead
Dragon      Revenge                Dth. Prot.  
Brontaur    Fire3                  Dth. Prot.  
Allosaurus  Doom                               
Cirpius     Haste2       Float
Sprinter    Aero                              
Gobbler     Shimsham     Float
Harpiai     Aero         Float     Dth. Prot.  
GloomShell  Net                                
Drop        Muddle       Seizure   Dth. Prot.  
MindCandy   Special      Float                 
WeedFeeder  Bserk        Float                 
Luridan     Land Slide   Float                 
ToeCutter   Shrapnel               Dth. Prot.  
Over Grunk  Special                            
Exoray      Virite       Shell                 Undead
Crusher     Lifeshaver             Dth. Prot.  
Uroburos    Quake                              
Primordite  Special                            
Sky Cap     Megazerk     Float                 
Cephaler    Special      Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Maliga      Remedy                             
GiganToad   Slimer                 Dth. Prot.  
Geckorex    Break                              
Cluck       Quake                              
Land Worm   Magnitude8                         
Test Rider  Flash Rain             Dth. Prot.  
PlutoArmor  Tek Laser                          
Tomb Thumb  Step Mine                          
HeavyArmor  Tek Laser    Safe                  
Chaser      Plasma       Float                 
Scullion    Dischord               Dth. Prot.  
Poplium     Special      Float                 Undead
Intangir    Pep Up       Clear     Dth. Prot.  
Misfit      Lifeshaver   Float                 Undead
Eland       Bio                                
Enuo        CleanSweep   Seizure               
Deep Eye    Dread                              
GreaseMonk  Shell        Haste                 
NeckHunter  Imp          Haste                 
Grenade     Blaze        Float                 
Critic      Condemned    
Pan Dora    Revenge      Float                 Undead
SoulDancer  Osmose                 Dth. Prot.  
Gigantos    Magnitude8   Safe                  
Mag Roader  Mute         Haste     Dth. Prot.  
Spek Tor    Blaster                Dth. Prot.  
Parasite    Giga Volt    Float                 
EarthGuard  Big Guard    Seizure               
Coelecite   Magnitude8                         
Anemone     Giga Volt                          
Hipocampus  Flash Rain   Float                 Undead
Spectre     Fire                               Undead
Evil Oscar  Bio                                
Slurm       Slimer                             
Latimeria   Magnitude8             Dth. Prot.  
StillGoing  Osmose                             Undead
*Allo Ver   Quake                              Undead
Phase       Blow Fish    Float     Dth. Prot.  
Outsider    Pearl        Haste                 
Barb-e      Love Token             Dth. Prot.  
ParaSoul    Flash Rain   Float                 
Pm Stalker  Drain        Float                 Undead
Hemophyte   Shock Wave             Dth. Prot. 
Sp Forces   Safe                   Dth. Prot.  
Nohrabbit   Cure2                              
Wizard      Demi                   Dth. Prot.  
Scrapper    Elf Fire     Haste     Dth. Prot.  
Ceritops    Giga Volt    Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Commando    Rflect                             
Opinicus    Slide                              Undead
Poppers     Stone                              
Lunaris     Special                Dth. Prot. 
Garm        Demi                               
Vindr       Acid Rain    Float                 
Kiwok       Imp                                
Nastidon    Blizzard     Safe      Dth. Prot. 
Rinn        Fire         Float                 Undead
Insecare    Special      Float                 
Vermin      Scan                               
Mantodea    Wind Slash             Dth. Prot.  
Bogy        Specail      Safe
Prussian    Land Slide
Black Drgn  Storm        Seizure               Undead
Adamanchyt  Acid Rain    Safe      Dth. Prot.  
Dante       L.3 Muddle                         Undead 
Wirey Drgn  Cyclonic     Float                 
Dueller     Mega Volt                          
Psychot     Lifeshaver   Float     Dth. Prot.  
Muus        Pep Up       Shell     Dth. Prot.  
Karkass     Bolt3        Float     Dth. Prot.  Undead
Punisher    Bolt3        Haste                 
Balloon     Exploder     Float                 
Gabbldegak  Vanish                             
GtBehemoth  Meteor                 Dth. Prot. 
Scorpion    Poison
ChaosDrgn   Disaster               Dth. Prot.  
Spit Fire   Tek Laser                          
Vectagoyle  Aqua Rake              Dth. Prot. 
Lich        Fire2        Float                 Undead
Osprey      Shimsham     Float                 
Mag Roader  Haste
Bug         Stop         Float                 
Sea Flower  Sleep                              
Fortis      Fire Ball                           
Abolisher   Poison
Aquila      Cyclonic     Float     Dth. Prot.  
Junk        Pep Up       Float                 
Mandrake    Raid                   Dth. Prot.  
1st Class   Stone                              
Tap Dancer  Slow 2                             
Necromancr  Doom         Float                 Undead
Borras      Revenge                Dth. Prot.  
Mag Roader  L.4 Flare    Haste
Wild Rat    Special                            
Gold Bear   Special
Innoc       Virite       Float                 
Trixter     Fire2        Float     Dth. Prot.  
Red Wolf    Special                Dth. Prot.  
Didalos     Merton                             Undead
Woolly      Ice3         Float                 
Veteran     Condemned    Float     Dth. Prot.  
Sky Base    Doom                               
IronHitman  Dischord                           
Io          Flare Star                         

  5.2     Elemental properties

This is the second list and uses the same order of monsters. All this list
provides is elemental reactions of the Rage in questions. Note that these
can be overruled by equipment, as you should know from reading this Guide. 

Guard       weak against Poison
Soldier     weak against Poison
Templar     weak against Poison
Ninja       absorbs Poison, weak against Lightning, Pearl
Samurai     weak against Poison
Orog        absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                           
Mag Roader  absorbs Ice, weak against Fire
Retainer    weak against Poison
Hazer       weak against Pearl
Dahling     weak against Poison
Rain Man    weak against Ice, Pearl, Water
Brawler     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire
Apokryphos  weak against Lightning, Pearl, Water
Dark Force  weak against Pearl
Whisper     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Over-Mind   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Osteosaur   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                           
Commander   weak against Poison
Were-Rat    absorbs Poison, weak against Fire 
Ursus       weak against Fire
Rhinotaur   absorbs Lightning
Steroidite  weak against Ice
Leafer      absorbs Ice, weak against Fire, Water
Stray Cat    
Lobo        weak against Fire
Doberman    weak against Fire
Vomammoth   weak against Fire
Fidor       weak against Fire
Suriander   weak against Pearl
Behemoth    weak against Ice
Mesosaur    weak against Ice
Pterodon    weak against Fire
FossilFang  weak against Fire, Ice, Pearl, Water   
White Drgn  absorbs Pearl
Doom Drgn   
Brachosaur  weak against Ice
Tyranosaur  weak against Ice 
Dark Wind   weak against Fire
Beakor      weak against Fire
Vulture     weak against Wind
HermitCrab weak against Water       
Trapper     weak against Lightning, Water
Hornet      weak against Fire
Crasshoppr  weak against Fire, Wind
Delta Bug   weak against Fire
Gilomantis  weak against Fire
Trilium     absorbs Water, weak against Fire
NightShade  absorbs Water, weak against Fire
Tumbleweed  absorbs Water, weak against Fire
Bloompire   absorbs Water, weak against Fire                                   
*Siegfried  weak against Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl Earth, 
Nautiloid   absorbs Water, weak against Fire, Lightning
Exocite     absorbs Water, weak against Fire, Lightning
Anguiform   absorbs Water, weak against Lightning
Reach Frog  weak against Ice
Lizard      absorbs Poison, weak against Ice
ChickenLip  weak against Ice
Hoover      weak against Ice, Water
Rider       weak against Fire, Poison
*Chupon     absorbs Fire, weak against Ice, Water
Pipsqueak   weak against Lightning, Water
M-TekArmor  weak against Lightning
Sky Armor   weak against Lightning, Wind
Telstar     weak against Lightning, Water
Lethal Wpn  weak against Lightning, Water
Vaporite    absorbs Lightning, weak against Fire, Pearl
Flan        nullifies Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth Water, weak against Fire      
Ing         absorbs Fire, Poison, weak against Pearl, Water
Humpty      absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Brainpan    absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Lightning, Pearl               
Cruller     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                           
Cactrot     weak against Ice, Water
Repo Man    weak against Poison
Harvester   weak against Poison
Bomb        absorbs Fire, weak against Ice, Water
StillLife   weak against Fire
Boxed Set   weak against Pearl
SlamDancer  weak against Poison
HadesGigas  absorbs Earth, weak against Poison
Pug         absorbs Water, weak against Fire, Lightning 
Magic Urn   absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Mover       absorbs Poison
Figaliz     weak against Ice
Buffalax    weak against Fire, Water
Aspik       absorbs Water, weak against Fire
Ghost       absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                          
Crawler     weak against Ice
Sand Ray    weak against Ice, Water
Areneid     weak against Ice, Water
Actaneon    absorbs Water, weak against Fire, Lightning
Sand Horse  weak against Ice, Water
Dark Side   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Mad Oscar   absorbs Poison, Water, weak against Fire
Crawly      weak against Fire
Bleary      weak against Fire
Marshal     weak against Poison 
Trooper     weak against Poison
General     weak against Poison
Covert      absorbs Poison, weak against Pearl
Ogor        weak against Lightning, Poison
Warlock     weak against Lightning, Poison
Madam       weak against Poison
Joker       weak against Lightning, Poison
Iron Fist   absorbs Poison
Goblin      weak against Pearl 
Apparite    absorbs Fire, Poison, weak against Ice, Pearl
PowerDemon  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                          
Displayer   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Vector Pup  weak against Fire
Peepers     weak against Ice, Water
Sewer Rat   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire
Slatter     weak against Pearl
Rhinox      absorbs Lightning
Rhobite     weak against Water
Wild Cat    weak against Fire, Water
Red Fang
Bounty Man  weak against Fire
Tusker      weak against Fire
Chitonid    weak against Lightning
Wart Puck   weak against Fire
SrBehemoth  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Vectaur     weak against Ice, Water
Wyvern      weak against Ice
Zombone     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl                          
Dragon      weak against Lightning
Brontaur    weak against Ice
Allosaurus  weak against Fire, Pearl
Sprinter    weak against Lightning
Harpiai     weak against Wind
GloomShell  weak against Ice
Drop        weak against Lightning, Water
MindCandy   weak against Fire, Wind
WeedFeeder  weak against Fire, Wind
Luridan     weak against Fire, Wind
ToeCutter   absorbs Ice, weak against Fire, Wind
Over Grunk  weak against Fire
Exoray      absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Crusher     weak against Fire
Uroburos    absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Primordite  weak against Lightning
Sky Cap     weak against Lightning, Wind, Water
Cephaler    weak against Lightning
Maliga      weak against Ice, Lightning, Water
GiganToad   weak against Ice
Geckorex    weak against Ice
Cluck       absorbs Poison, weak against Ice
Land Worm   absorbs Earth, weak against Ice
Test Rider  weak against Poison 
PlutoArmor  weak against Lightning, Water
Tomb Thumb  weak against Lightning, Water
HeavyArmor  weak against Lightning, Water
Chaser      weak against Lightning, Water 
Scullion    weak against Lightning, Water
Poplium     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Intangir    absorbs Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Misfit      absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Eland       weak against Lightning
Enuo        weak against Pearl
Deep Eye    weak against Fire
GreaseMonk  weak against Poison
NeckHunter  weak against Poison
Grenade     absorbs Fire, weak against Ice, Water
Pan Dora    absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl 
SoulDancer  weak against Poison
Gigantos    weak against Poison
Mag Roader  weak against Ice
Spek Tor    weak against Water
Parasite    weak against Fire
EarthGuard  weak against Water
Coelecite   absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Anemone     absorbs Lightning, Water, weak against Fire, Lightning
Hipocampus  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Spectre     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl 
Evil Oscar  absorbs Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
            weak against Fire
Slurm       weak against Fire
Latimeria   weak against Lightning
StillGoing  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl  
*Allo Ver   absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Phase       absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Outsider    absorbs Poison, weak against Pearl
Barb-e      weak against Poison
ParaSoul    absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Pm Stalker  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Sp Forces   weak against Poison
Nohrabbit   weak against Water
Wizard      weak against Lightning, Poison
Scrapper    absorbs Poison
Ceritops    absorbs Lightning, weak against Fire
Commando    weak against Lightning, Water
Opinicus    absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl 
Poppers     weak against Fire
Garm        weak against Lightning, Water
Vindr       weak against Fire
Kiwok       weak against Ice
Nastidon    weak against Fire
Rinn        absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Insecare    weak against Fire, Wind
Vermin      absorbs Poison, weak against Ice
Mantodea    weak against Fire
Black Drgn  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Dante       weak against Poison
Wirey Drgn  
Dueller     weak against Lightning, Water
Psychot     absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Muus        nullifies Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Karkass     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Punisher    weak against Poison
Balloon     absorbs Fire, weak against Ice, Water
Gabbldegak  weak against Poison
ChaosDrgn   absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Spit Fire   weak against Lightning, Wind
Lich        absorbs Fire, Poison, weak against Pearl
Osprey      weak against Ice
Mag Roader   
Bug         weak against Ice, Water
Sea Flower  absorbs Fire, Water, weak against Ice, Lightning
Fortis      weak against Lightning, Water  
Aquila      absorbs Fire, weak against Ice
Junk        weak against Lightning, Water
Mandrake    absorbs Water, weak against Fire
1st Class   weak against Poison
Tap Dancer  weak against Poison
Necromancr  absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Borras      weak against Poison
Mag Roader   
Wild Rat    absorbs Poison, weak against Fire
Gold Bear   
Innoc       weak against Lightning, Water
Trixter     weak against Pearl
Red Wolf    
Didalos     absorbs Poison, weak against Fire, Pearl
Woolly      absorbs Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Earth, Water
            weak against Fire
Sky Base    weak against Lightning, Water
IronHitman  weak against Lightning, Water
Io          nullifies Poison, Wind, Earth, weak against Lightning, Pearl,

  6.0 The Veldt

Table of Contents:

 6.1	The Leap command
 6.2	Pack listing

  6.1     The Leap command

Gau starts with a few Rages the first time you recruit him. These Rages are 
Brawler, Exocite, Hornet, Lobo, M-TekArmor, Rhinotaur, Trilobiter,  Were-Rat 
and Whisper. While Gau can be a capable ally with these Rages alone, he has
much potential for growth. So how do you get new Rages?

It's all very simple. Let's say you're in bad need of the Areneid Rage. First 
off, you must have met an Areneid in a battle formation (group of monsters) 
that is capable of appearing on the Veldt. Don't worry, pretty much all monster
formations short of boss battles appear on the Veldt. 

You must have successfully 'completed' the fight with this battle formation 
in order for it to appear on the Veldt. Options which allow this include:

 - Winning the battle
 - Escaping the battle by any means
 - Losing the battle but not stumbling across a Game Over: this includes Locke
   losing a battle in his scenario, dying while trying to save Terra with the
   Moogles, dying while trying to prevent Kefka and cohorts from reaching Banon
   and dying vs. the rats in the Opera House while Ultros tries to crush Celes.

And do not include:

 - Having the battle end with a scene fade-out
 - Not saving and resetting the game
 - Not saving and receiving a Game Over

So you've cleared a massive amount of Rages. That means it's time to pay a 
visit to:

The Veldt. During the WoB, it's a massive piece of land where Mobliz is located.
It's accessible by jumping down Baren Falls, and you can leave it by jumping 
down the Serpent Trench. That's only smart when you don't have any kind of 
airborne transportation yet: I guess I should note that riding an airship is 
arguably the easiest way of doing it. Now that you are on the Veldt, there are
two states you can be in:

 - You don't have Gau, and you want him in your party.
 - You have Gau, and want to have him Leap.

The latter is easy. Just walk around until you meet a monster you want to Leap.
Use Leap. Note that you won't be able to use Leap when Gau is the only 
character in the team, or if all other characters are considered defeated
(KO, Stone, Zombie). 

There is a 5/8 chance that Gau will return, but there are certain conditions:

 - Gau will never return in a Back Attack, Side Attack or a Pincer Attack. In 
   other words, your party must always be facing the left side of the 
   battlefield. A Preemptive battle will allow Gau.

 - You must have three party members or less. If not, Gau would not be able to 
   fit back into your team. Given the nature of the Veldt you should just stick 
   to three members unless you have a specifically good reason not to listen to 
   me here.

 - If this is the first time you’re recruiting Gau, he will only appear when
   both Sabin and Cyan are alive (and, of course, you’ll have to feed him
   Dried Meat, available for purchase in Mobliz).

 - Code-wise, Gau semi-holds the sixth Slot in a monster formation to return
   to your capable hands. There are quite a few monster formations that have
   monsters in this slot, effectively screwing you out of a well-deserved 
   possibility of Gau returning. These monsters formations include:

Hornet, Bleary, Bleary, Bleary, Hornet
Leafer, Leafer, Dark Wind, Dark Wind
Rhodox, Rhodox, Rhodox, Rhodox
Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite
Telstar, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier
Actaneon, Actaneon, Actaneon, Aspik, Aspik
Ghost, Ghost, Poplium, Poplium, Poplium
Bomb, Bomb, Hazer, Hazer
StillGoing, StillGoing, StillGoing
Trooper, Trooper, Trooper, Trooper
Mind Candy, Mind Candy, Mind Candy, Mind Candy
Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak
Sewer Rat, Vermin, Sewer Rat, Sewer Rat, Vermin
Crawler, Crawler, Crawler, Crawler
Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb
Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug
ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip
Lich, Lich, Lich
Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon
Mesosaur, Mesosaur, Mesosaur, Mesosaur
Delta Bug, Delta Bug, Delta Bug, Delta Bug
Humpty, Humpty, Humpty, Humpty
Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye
Deep Eye, Muus, Muus, Deep Eye
Anemone, Anemone, Anemone, Anemone
Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan
Vectaur, Vectaur, Vectaur, Vectaur
Wizard, Wizard, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot
Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Psychot, Psychot
Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot
Vindr, Vindr, Wild Cat, Crusher, Crusher
SoulDancer, Wild Cat, Wild Cat, Wild Cat, Wild Cat
Warlock, Cluck, Cluck, Eland, Eland
Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Figaliz, Figaliz
Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Boxed Set
Suriander, Pan Dora, Parasite, Parasite
Reach Frog, Reach Frog, Reach Frog, Reach Frog
TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed
Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower
Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan
Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan
Wild Rat, 1st Class, 1st Class, Wild Rat, Wild Rat
Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
Mag Roader, Mad Roader, Mag Roader, Mag Roader (all red)
Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon (forced Pincer anyway)
Sky Baser, IronHitman, IronHitman, IronHitman, IronHitman
Commando, Commando, Commando, Commando

If these conditions are met, Gau has a 5/8 chance of popping up when you have 
defeated the enemy monsters. That’s 62.75 % of the time. You only have to wait
a bit for Gau to give a little motivational speech and end the battle, but you
can attack him for no reason if you like. 

This returning Gau has a few funky features:

- Returning Gau is considered equipped with the items you sent him into the
  monster formations with.

- Returning Gau will not load inherent statuses such as Wall Ring's Rflect and 
  Thornlet it's Seizure. He will load their immunities though.

- When you cast Stop on Gau, and you hurt him, he'll still run away if you wait
  for Stop to wear off. If you put him to sleep, however, and hurt him with
  a magical attack and wait until Sleep wears off, he can still join your party.
  If you do manage to hurt Gau while he's napping, he will be damaged upon entry
  of your party :)

- He'll always appear in the Front Row when he returns, no matter what position
  he had when you told him to Leap.

When Gau Leaps, he will obtain ALL Rages he previously lacked from the monster 
formation you use Leap on. If you killed one of the monsters already, Gau will 
learn the Rage of that monster anyway. If the monster is still hidden, Gau will
learn the Rage of the hidden monster anyway. An example of this is the Chaser/
Pipsqueak monster formation, where the battle starts with only a Chaser. Should
Gau use Leap versus the Chaser, he will learn Pipsqueak as well. 

While you're fighting formations and Gau stays away, Gau WILL NOT learn the 
Rages of the monster formations you defeat in the meantime. Some people may 
claim otherwise and even suggest hurting Gau whenever he returns to learn as 
much as possible in one go. This is false information. 

When Gau returns and you allow him to re-enter your party, Gau will learn the
Rages of the monsters of the monster formation he returned in, including hidden
ones. If you scare him off, he will NOT learn the Rages of that monster 
formation. Also, when you first recruit Gau with the Dried Meat, he will not
have learned the Rages of that monster formation he appeared in.

That's all there is to it. There is neither an improved chance of him showing
up when you don't know the Rages of the monster formation yet, and there's no
decreased chance of him showing up in a monster formation he knows everything
about either. Gau isn't smart enough to notice the difference between the 
monsters, it seems. Those 'eyes shining of intelligence' never were more than 
hateful leers directed at party members anyway :P

  6.2     Pack listing

Monster formations that appear on the Veldt do not appear random. There
is a fixed pattern that you can use to your advantage if you know about it.
Every time you fight a battle out of a certain Monster Formation Pack, you'll
fight a random Monster Formations out of the next Monster Formation Pack. You
continue down the list until you've reached the end, at which point you jump
to Pack # 1 again. You'll never fight monster formations you haven't cleared
yet. If you run into a monster formation pack that holds no monster formations
you've fought so far, the game will skip to the next monster formation pack. 

pack 1:
0 Lobo
1 Lobo, Lobo
2 Guard, Guard
3 Bleary, Bleary, Crawly
4 Lobo, Lobo, Marshal
5 Hornet, Bleary, Bleary, Bleary, Hornet
6 Leafer
7 Leafer, Leafer, Dark Wind

pack 2:
0 Leafer, Leafer, Dark Wind, Dark Wind
1 Sand Ray, Areneid, Areneid, Areneid
2 Sand Ray, Sand Ray
3 Areneid, Areneid, Areneid
4 Sand Ray, Areneid, Areneid
5 Hornet, Hornet
6 Were-Rat, Were-Rat, Were-Rat
7 Hornet, Crawly, Crawly

pack 3:
0 Tusker, Tusker
1 Vomammoth, Lobo
2 Crawly, Crawly, Crawly
3 Rhinotaur
4 Rhinotaur, Rhodox, Rhodox
5 Rhodox, Rhodox, GreaseMonk
6 Rhinotaur, GreaseMonk, Rhodox, Rhodox
7 GreaseMonk, GreaseMonk

pack 4:
0 Rhodox, Rhodox, Rhodox, Rhodox
1 Soldier, Soldier, M-TekArmor
2 Repo Man, Vaporite
3 M-TekArmor
4 Trilium, Tusker, Cirpius, Cirpius
5 Cirpius, Cirpius, Cirpius
6 Trilium, Trilium
7 Tusker, Cirpius, Cirpius, Cirpius

pack 5:
0 Brawler, Brawler
1 Brawler, Trilium, Vaporite, Vaporite
2 M-TekArmor, M-TekArmor
3 Pterodon, Pterodon
4 Zombone, Zombone
5 Nautiloid, Exocite, Pterodon
6 Nautiloid, Exocite
7 Pterodon, Exocite, Exocite

pack 6:
0 Empty
1 Lobo, Guard, Guard
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Were-Rat, Repo Man
5 Were-Rat, Were-Rat
6 Doberman, Doberman
7 Actaneon, Actaneon, Actaneon

pack 7:
0 Empty
1 Stray Cat, Stray Cat, Stray Cat
2 CrassHoppr, CrassHoppr, Stray Cat, Stray Cat
3 CrassHoppr, CrassHoppr, CrassHoppr
4 Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite
5 Beakor
6 Beakor, Beakor, Stray Cat
7 Beakor, Rhobite, Rhobite

pack 8:
0 Rhobite, Rhobite, Rhobite
1 Beakor, Stray Cat, CrassHoppr, CrassHoppr
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Telstar, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier
6 Doberman, Doberman, Doberman
7 Empty

pack 9:
0 HeavyArmor
1 Ghost
2 Ghost, Ghost, Ghost
3 Actaneon, Actaneon, Actaneon, Aspik, Aspik
4 Ghost, Poplium, Poplium
5 Ghost, Ghost, Poplium, Poplium, Poplium
6 Whisper, Whisper, Hazer
7 Vaporite, Vaporite

pack 10:
0 Bomb, Bomb, Hazer, Hazer
1 Apparite, Apparite, Lich, Lich
2 Whisper, Whisper, Whisper, Whisper
3 Over-Mind, Over-Mind
4 Bomb, Bomb, Bomb
5 Bomb
6 Over-Mind, StillGoing, StillGoing
7 Empty

pack 11:
0 Whisper, StillGoing, Hazer, Hazer
1 Whisper, Hazer, Hazer, Hazer
2 Anguiform
3 Anguiform, Anguiform
4 Vomammoth, Vomammoth, Guard, Guard
5 StillGoing, StillGoing, StillGoing
6 Anguiform, Actaneon, Aspik
7 Rider

pack 12:
0 HeavyArmor, Trooper, Trooper
1 Fidor, Trooper
2 Whisper
3 Trooper, Trooper, Trooper, Trooper
4 Bounty Man, Trooper, Trooper
5 FossilFang
6 Red Fang, Red Fang
7 Over Grunk, Vulture, Iron Fist

pack 13:
0 Iron Fist, Iron Fist, Mind Candy, Mind Candy
1 Red Fang, Vulture, Red Fang
2 Over Grunk, Over Grunk, Mind Candy, Mind Candy, Mind Candy
3 Vulture, Vulture
4 Vulture, Iron Fist
5 Mind Candy, Mind Candy, Mind Candy, Mind Candy
6 HadesGigas
7 Crawler

pack 14:
0 Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak
1 SlamDancer
2 SlamDancer, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak
3 Harvester
4 SlamDancer, Harvester, Harvester
5 Harvester, Gabbldegak, Gabbldegak
6 HadesGigas, Harvester
7 Mag Roader (purple)

pack 15:
0 Vermin, Sewer Rat, Sewer Rat
1 Sewer Rat, Vermin, Sewer Rat, Sewer Rat, Vermin
2 Crawler, Crawler, Crawler, Crawler
3 Garm, Garm, Commando, Commando
4 Garm, Garm, Commando
5 Mag Roader (purple), Mag Roader (red)
6 Trapper, Trapper, Trapper
7 General, General

pack 16:
0 General, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
1 Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
2 Chaser, Trapper, Trapper, Trapper
3 Chaser, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
4 Gobbler
5 Commander, Commander, Commander
6 Empty (Allo Ver would go here)
7 Empty

pack 17:
0 Nastidon, Nastidon
1 Empty
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Nohrabbit, Nohrabbit, Nohrabbit
7 Bomb

pack 18:
0 Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb
1 Io
2 Maliga, Maliga, Maliga
3 FossilFang, FossilFang
4 FossilFang, Bug, Bug, Bug
5 Bug, Bug, Bug
6 Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug, Bug
7 Ralph, Ralph

pack 19:
0 Ralph, Wyvern, Wyvern
1 Ralph, Wyvern, ChickenLip, ChickenLip
2 WeedFeeder, WeedFeeder, WeedFeeder
3 Ralph, Joker
4 Joker, Joker, Joker
5 ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip, ChickenLip
6 Zombone
7 Zombone, Ing, Ing

pack 20:
0 Ing, Ing, Ing
1 Apparite, Apparite
2 Coelecite, Coelecite, Coelecite
3 Lich, Apparite, Coelecite
4 Lich, Lich, Lich
5 Sp Forces, Sp Forces, Sp Forces
6 Balloon, Balloon, Balloon
7 Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon

pack 21:
0 Baskervor
1 Chimera
2 Cephaler, Baskervor
3 Cephaler, Cephaler, Cephaler
4 Adamanchyt, Slurm, Slurm
5 Adamanchyt, Adamanchyt
6 Slurm, Slurm, Slurm, Slurm, Slurm
7 Mandrake, Mandrake, Mandrake

pack 22:
0 Mandrake, Insecare, Insecare
1 Abolisher, Abolisher
2 Gigantos
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Empty
7 Sky Armor, Sky Armor, Spit Fire

pack 23:
0 Sky Armor, Spit Fire
1 Behemoth
2 Apokryphos, Misfit, Misfit
3 Apokryphos
4 Ninja, Ninja
5 Wirey Drgn, Wirey Drgn, Wirey Drgn
6 Apokryphos, Apokryphos, Apokryphos
7 Brainpan, Misfit, Apokryphos, Brainpan

pack 24:
0 Brainpan, Brainpan, Brainpan
1 Dragon
2 Behemoth, Misfit, Misfit
3 Behemoth, Behemoth
4 Ninja, Ninja, Wirey Drgn
5 Grenade
6 Chimera, Cephaler, Cephaler
7 Baskervor, Baskervor

pack 25:
0 Peepers, Peepers
1 Peepers, Peepers, Peepers
2 EarthGuard, Peepers, Peepers
3 Black Drgn
4 Didalos, Veteran
5 Mesosaur, Mesosaur
6 Mesosaur, Mesosaur, Mesosaur, Mesosaur
7 Gilomantis, Mesosaur

pack 26:
0 Gilomantis, Gilomantis, Mesosaur
1 Chitonid, Gigan Toad, Gigan Toad
2 Lunaris, Osprey
3 Lunaris, Lunaris
4 Osprey, Chitonid, Gigan Toad
5 Madam, Veteran, Veteran
6 Veteran, Veteran, Veteran
7 HermitCrab, HermitCrab, Pm Stalker

pack 27:
0 Empty
1 Scorpion, Scorpion, Scorpion
2 Intangir
3 Pm Stalker, Pm Stalker, Pm Stalker, Pm Stalker
4 Vectagoyle, Vectagoyle
5 Buffalax
6 Buffalax, Delta Bug, Delta Bug
7 Bloompire, Bloompire, Lizard

pack 28:
0 Bloompire, Bloompire
1 Delta Bug, Delta Bug, Delta Bug, Delta Bug
2 Bloompire, Bloompire, Delta Bug
3 Buffalax, Lizard
4 Maliga, Maliga, Nohrabbit, Nohrabbit
5 Cactrot
6 Sand Horse, Sand Horse
7 Sand Horse, Maliga, Maliga

pack 29:
0 Latimeria
1 Latimeria, Nohrabbit, Nohrabbit, Nohrabbit
2 Doom Drgn, Doom Drgn
3 Land Worm
4 Humpty, Humpty, Humpty
5 Cruller, Humpty, Humpty
6 Humpty, Humpty, Humpty, Humpty
7 NeckHunter, NeckHunter

pack 30:
0 NeckHunter, Cruller, Humpty, Humpty
1 Dante
2 Drop, Drop, Drop
3 Pugs, Pugs, Pugs
4 Harpiai
5 Hoover
6 Harpiai, Deep Eye, Deep Eye
7 Bogy, Bogy

pack 31:
0 Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye, Deep Eye
1 Deep Eye, Muus, Muus, Deep Eye
2 Muus, Muus, Muus
3 Muus
4 Orog, Orog
5 Orog, PowerDemon, PowerDemon
6 Osteosaur
7 PowerDemon

pack 32:
0 PowerDemon, Exoray, Exoray
1 Exoray, Exoray, Exoray
2 Mad Oscar, Exoray
3 Mad Oscar
4 Empty
5 Pug
6 Poppers, Poppers, Poppers, Poppers
7 Kiwok, Ceritops

pack 33:
0 Kiwok, Poppers, Poppers, Poppers
1 Ceritops, Ceritops, Ceritops
2 Anemone, Anemone, Tomb Thumb
3 Anemone, Anemone, Anemone, Anemone
4 Ceritops, Tomb Thumb, Tomb Thumb
5 Luridan, Luridan, Luridan
6 Punisher, Scrapper, Punisher
7 Borras

pack 34:
0 Borras, Ursus, Scrapper
1 Ursus
2 Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan, Luridan
3 Ursus, Punisher
4 Toe Cutter
5 Toe Cutter, Toe Cutter
6 Rhyos
7 Vectaur, Vectaur, Vectaur, Vectaur

pack 35:
0 Brontaur, Evil Oscar
1 Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Red Wolf
2 Test Rider
3 Nastidon, Red Wolf, Red Wolf
4 Wizard, Wizard, Wizard
5 Wizard, Wizard, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot
6 Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Psychot, Psychot
7 Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot, Psychot

pack 36:
0 Mag Roader (yellow), Mag Roader (yellow), Mag Roader (brown)
1 Mag Roader (yellow), Mag Roader (brown), Mag Roader (brown)
2 Brontaur, Brontaur
3 Empty
4 SoulDancer, SoulDancer, Crusher, Crusher
5 Vindr, Vindr, Wild Cat, Crusher, Crusher
6 Vindr, Vindr
7 SoulDancer, Wild Cat, Wild Cat, Wild Cat, Wild Cat

pack 37:
0 Dahling, Dahling
1 Nightshade, Nightshade, Nightshade
2 Still Life
3 Opinicus, Opinicus
4 Displayer
5 Opinicus, Hipocampus, Eland
6 Hipocampus, Hipocampus, Hipocampus
7 Hipocampus, Cluck, Cluck, Cluck

pack 38:
0 Slatter, Warlock, Eland
1 Slatter, Slatter
2 Warlock, Cluck, Cluck, Eland, Eland
3 GtBehemoth, Vectaur, Vectaur
4 Doom Drgn
5 Goblin, Goblin
6 Goblin, Figaliz, Figaliz
7 Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Figaliz, Figaliz

pack 39:
0 Boxed Set
1 Lethal Wpn
2 Enuo, Enuo
3 Enuo, Goblin, Figaliz
4 Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Boxed Set, Boxed Set
5 Rain Man, Rain Man
6 Samurai, Rain Man, Rain Man
7 PlutoArmor, PlutoArmor

pack 40:
0 Barb-e, Critic
1 PlutoArmor, Sky Cap
2 Allosaurus, Parasite, Parasite, Parasite
3 Critic, Pan Dora, Pan Dora, Pan Dora
4 Allosaurus
5 Barb-e, Samurai, Suriander
6 Suriander, Pan Dora, Parasite, Parasite
7 Crawler, Crawler, Crawler

pack 41:
0 Tyranosaur, Tyranosaur
1 Tyranosaur
2 Brachosaur
3 Mantodea, Sprinter, Spek Tor, Spek Tor
4 Reach Frog, Reach Frog, Reach Frog, Reach Frog
5 Mantodea, Mantodea
6 Geckorex, Geckorex, Reach Frog
7 TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed, TumbleWeed

pack 42:
0 Sprinter, Sprinter, Spek Tor, Spek Tor
1 GtBehemoth, Evil Oscar, Vectaur
2 Evil Oscar, Evil Oscar, Evil Oscar
3 Harpy
4 Harpy, Prussian
5 Prussian, GloomShell
6 GloomShell, GloomShell, GloomShell
7 Empty

pack 43:
0 Phase, Phase
1 Trixter, Trixter, Trixter
2 Phase, Parasoul, Necromancr, Necromancr
3 Trixter, Trixter, Necromancr
4 Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower, Sea Flower
5 Uroburos, Sea Flower, Sea Flower
6 Chaos Drgn, Uroburos, Sea Flower, Sea Flower
7 Aquila, Chaos Drgn, Chaos Drgn

pack 44:
0 Empty
1 Empty
2 Ogor, Ogor
3 Covert, Ogor
4 Wart Puck, Wart Puck
5 Karkass, Karkass
6 Tap Dancer, Covert, Covert
7 Tap Dancer, Woolly

pack 45:
0 Woolly, Woolly, Karkass, Karkass
1 Wart Puck, Ogor
2 Empty
3 Magic Urn, Magic Urn
4 Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan
5 Flan, Flan, Flan, Flan
6 Empty
7 Empty

pack 46:
0 Rhinox, Rhinox
1 Gobbler, Rhinox, Gobbler
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Empty
7 Empty

pack 47:
0 Empty
1 Empty
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Vector Pup, Vector Pup, Commander
6 Vector Pup, Vector Pup
7 Trilobiter, Primordite, Primordite

pack 48:
0 Gold Bear, Primordite
1 Trilobiter, Trilobiter, Trilobiter
2 Primordite, Primordite
3 Dark Side, Dark Side
4 Dark Side, Spectre, Rinn, Rinn, Rinn
5 1st Class, Wild Rat
6 1st Class, 1st Class, 1st Class
7 Wild Rat, 1st Class, 1st Class, Wild Rat, Wild Rat

pack 49:

pack 50:
0 Empty
1 Empty
2 Empty
3 Innoc, Fortis
4 Fortis, Fortis
5 Empty
6 Dueller, Dueller, Sky Base
7 Scullion

pack 51:
0 Innoc, Innoc, Innoc
1 Junk, Junk, Junk
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 ProtoArmor, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
5 Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak, Pipsqueak
6 Mag Roader, Mag Roader (both purple)
7 Mag Roader, Mag Roader, Mag Roader, Mag Roader (all red)

pack 52:
0 Empty
1 Empty
2 Templar, Templar, Soldier, Soldier
3 Balloon, Balloon, Balloon, Balloon
4 Soldier, Soldier
5 Sky Base, IronHitman, IronHitman, IronHitman, IronHitman
6 IronHitman, IronHitman, IronHitman
7 Dueller, Fortis

pack 53:
0 Commando, Commando, Commando, Commando
1 Empty
2 Commando
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Empty
7 Empty

pack 54:
0 SrBehemoth (The undead Behemoth only)
1 Dark Force, Dark Force
2 Retainer, Retainer, Dark Force
3 Hemophyte, Retainer
4 Outsider, Outsider, Madam
5 Mover, Mover, Mover
6 Steroidite
7 Didalos, Didalos

pack 55:

pack 56:

pack 57:
0 Empty
1 Empty
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 SrBehemoth (The undead Behemoth only, the living formation is swapped out at
              battle start. Meeting it on the Veldt opens the possibility of
              encountering the SrBehemoth monster formation in Pack 54)
5 Empty
6 Empty
7 Empty

pack 58:

pack 59:

pack 60:

pack 61:
0 Empty
1 White Drgn
2 Empty
3 Empty
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Empty
7 Empty

pack 62:

pack 63:

pack 64:

If you Save and Reset and either Load with the in-game option or using an 
emulator Save State, a number of 13 will be added to the monster formation
you're going to fight. If you're fighting in Pack # 4, you should normally
fight a battle out of Pack # 5 next. If you Save and Load/emulator Load from
the Title Screen, you'll fight a battle from Pack # 17. This can be used to
your advantage if you know what the Packs look like, as you can make large
jumps towards the monster you really want to Leap. 

Now for some high-quality Veldt hunting! Let's say you want a rare Rage in a 
crowded Pack. Let's say you want to get Test Rider (Flash Rain looks so gosh-
darn cool!). Now, just jump there using the above described trick and fight 
until you've fought a battle from Pack 34. Now, the next battle *could* be Test
Rider. You try, yet see that it's Red Wolf x 3. Load again. Now every time you 
fight, it *will* be that same Red Wolf x 3 monster formation. There's only one 
way known so far to change the upcoming fight, and that's fighting a battle off 
the Veldt. That's right, either take the Blackjack/Falcon to some non-Veldt 
lands until you fight a normal random encounter, or (provided you're in the 
WoR), dive into the Cave of the Veldt to kill some Toe Cutters or, if you're 
lucky, Rhyos. Save, return to the Veldt and try another time. Missed again? 
Repeat. Using this strategy, you'll be able to actually pick Rages from the 
Veldt rather then having Gau Leap anything which happens to cross its path. 
Note that this is an emulator-trick only, as cartridge Save and Load screws 
with your location in the list. 

NOTICE: This behavior is exclusive to the SNES game. PSX and GBA readers, go
find your own techniques, I'm too lazy.

Finally a few tips:

Make sure your entire party does not consist of people whose levels are 
divisible by 5! I cannot stress this enough. When you know that you could get
into a battle with a Trapper or the like anytime soon you’re aware of the 
danger that Level 5 Doom will kill the entire party in one devastating hit, 
but that move can also kill you all in a single hit on the Veldt while your
mind is elsewhere. Don’t let that happen. 

Equip a Back Guard. The use of it is obvious. It will disable any kind of 
coincidental back attack or pincer attack thus increasing your chance of 
having a battle suitable for Gau to come back in. Some battles are forced 
into a certain formation; (Guard x 2, Lobo and Tyranosaur x 2 are two examples
which are both forced pincer attacks) and cannot be prevented by the Back 
Guard. Too bad. 

Gogo, Mog and Umaro. Gogo can use Rage and Dance, Mog's power is Dance, and
Umaro will hit stuff until the battle ends. A Dancing or Raging character
won't notice the difference between Returning Gau and a monster and won't 
hesitate to use violence against him. Gau will cry and run and you won't have 
gained your Rages. Refrain from selecting Rage and Dance on the Veldt when Gau 
can return, and simply don't let Umaro's huge Yeti feet touch the Holy Lands 
of the Veldt. 

Especially in the WoR you'll be simply plodding through massive amounts of weak
monsters that aren't worthy of your time anymore. You'll want a quick answer
to all of them. There's only two attacks which will take care of all of them,
regardless of elemental properties, being Undead or doing the samba: 
It's the AutoCrossbow and Flash Tools. They're quick, painless (to you), 
painful (to the monsters), they don't use any MP, have no element, are not 
random in any way and the cursor will gladly stay on the Tool of choice when 
you select Options, Cursor --> Memory in the Menu. 

  7.0 Clearing the Monster Formations

Table of Contents:

 7.1 	Rage walkthrough
 7.2	Rage walkthrough notes for an LLG

  7.1     Rage walkthrough

For the very specific monster formation locations, you can use my walkthrough
as a supplement. You can find my walkthrough at my own site as well as 
GameFAQs. You can print this section out and keep checking the bosses once
you’ve cleared them. 

 [ ] Guard
 [ ] Lobo
 [ ] Vomammoth
 [ ] Repo Man
 [ ] Were-Rat
 [ ] Vaporite

During what can best be described as the prologue of the game, you'll 
automatically clear Guard, Lobo and Vomammoth. Repo Man and Were-Rat can be
found in the mines, and Vaporite can be found in the hall where the Esper
is located. 

Lonely Terra escapes the Guards and doesn't meet any new material doing so,
although you can meet Vaporite if you didn't before. 

 [ ] Marshal

Locke rushes in to save Terra after she fell down and rescues her from the
Marshal. The walking monster formations all include a Lobo and a Vomammoth
and have already been cleared; Marshal hasn't and the boss fight will do it 
for you.

 [ ] Leafer
 [ ] Dark Wind
 [ ] Areneid
 [ ] Sand Ray

With Locke and Terra on the Overworld Map, you can clear Leafer and Dark Wind
on the plains/in the forests, and Areneid and Sand Ray in the desert.

 [ ] M-Tek Armor

You meet up with Edgar, and the very next day you're chased out of the castle
by two M-Tek Armor. You fight and clear them. 

 [ ] Bleary
 [ ] Crawly
 [ ] Hornet

In the Cave of South Figaro, you can clear three bug monsters, being Bleary,
Crawly and Hornet. Be sure to do so, as these monsters will later disappear
from this area. 

 [ ] Rhodox
 [ ] Rhinotaur
 [ ] GreaseMonk

On the plains surrounding South Figaro, you can encounter Rhodox, Rhinotaur and
GreaseMonk which you can all clear. 

 [ ] Brawler
 [ ] Tusker
 [ ] Cirpius
 [ ] Trilium

You climb Mt. Koltz with the three-headed party. You can clear Brawler and
Tusker in the caverns and Cirpius and Trilium on the slopes. 

 [ ] Exocite
 [ ] Nautiloid
 [ ] Pterodon

You meet with Banon and ride the Lete River with him. You can and should clear
Exocite, Nautiloid and Pterodon. A boss fight with Ultros (no Rage) ensues
and Sabin will be gone. 

You can now choose between three scenarios. For Rage purposes it's most 
beneficial to do Sabin his scenario last. This way, you can collect more Rages
in the first Veldt section. It hardly matters which of the other two you 
do first, so we'll start with Locke.

 [ ] HeavyArmor
 [ ] Commander
 [ ] Vector Pup

As soon as you can move, pick a fight with a HeavyArmor. You'll lose if you
fight him, so try to run. Note that even when you lose, you'll start the
scenario over again rather then getting a Game Over; this means that even
when the HeavyArmor kills you, you'll have cleared his Rage.

Play through the tedious scenario until you have freed Celes. Clear Commander
and Vector Pup during you escape and get out of South Figaro. 

 [ ] Primordite
 [ ] Trilobiter
 [ ] Gold Bear

The Cave of Figaro houses some new monsters, including Primordite, Trilobiter
and Gold Bear. Clear them before you attempt to leave. When you have defeated
the TunnelArmor, you're free to go and the scenario is over. 

 [ ] 1st Class
 [ ] Wild Rat

Edgar's scenario doesn't bring you anything new for a good while. More Lete
River, more Overworld Map, more mines of Narshe with Repo Man and Were-Rat.
When you pass the dungeon where you initially saved Terra from the Narshe
Guard Marshal, you come in a dungeon where there are two new monsters:
1st Class and Wild Rat. Clear them both and continue to the next room.

 [ ] Dark Side
 [ ] Rinn
 [ ] Spectre

There's a sparkle here. Follow the path of the light and you won't be 
bothered by a battle. Obviously you'll want to get a battle, as Dark Side
is the monster you fight, a monster you can only clear here and which
is pretty formidable with Ice2 and inherent Float. Although there's
a 75 % shot at fighting two Dark Side monsters, there's a 25 % at fighting
another monster formation. This one holds, next to a Dark Side, three Rinn
monsters and a Spectre, two monsters you can only clear here. It may take
a good while if you're unlucky, but don't leave until you have fought this
monster formation.

 [ ] Beaker
 [ ] Rhobite
 [ ] Stray Cat
 [ ] Crasshoppr
 [ ] Soldier

Sabin's scenario: Sabin wakes up next to a hut. Recruit Shadow if you wish
and clear Beaker and Rhobite on the plains and Stray Cat and Crasshoppr in
the forest. Continue down south and enter the Imperial Camp. After a scene
you switch to Cyan. Fight one soldier to engage in a monster formation with
oh horror, TWO Soldier enemies. You clear the Rage in doing so and only
have to kill the leader, who is surprisingly called 'Leader'. 

 [ ] Doberman
 [ ] Telstar
 [ ] Templar

Back to Sabin. Loot the camp as much as you can. One chest is locked. Opt to
Kick it!, and there's a 50 % chance on fighting two Doberman monsters. The 
other 50 % contains three Doberman monsters. You have cleared yet another
Rage, and you may proceed. Cutscene, Cutscene, Cyan, Cutscene. Before you
chase Kefka all the way, make sure you open the new chests available. One
of them contains Telstar, which not only clears his Rage (the best status 
ailment-protector at that point), it gives you another reason to roam the 
Veldt. Green Berets are kickin'. If you're done, chase Kefka some more.
You will clear Templar (and Soldier if you hadn't before) and can make your
escape to the Phantom Forest.

 [ ] Ghost
 [ ] Poplium

Ghost monsters a' plenty here, but don't leave until you've met some Poplium
as well. Now board the Phantom Train.

 [ ] Whisper
 [ ] Bomb
 [ ] Hazer
 [ ] StillGoing
 [ ] Over-Mind

There are quite a few new enemies here to be fought. Outside and on the roofs
there's Whisper and Bomb, and inside there's Hazer and StillGoing. After you
jump over a train car you can meet Over-Mind; the best odds lie in fighting
battles in the first train car you walk through after the leap. Play through 
the scenario.

When you exit you can still head back into the Forest if you missed Poplium,
and you have another shot at CrassHoppr and Stray Cat on the plains if you 
haven't cleared those yet. Jump down the Falls and try to not die. This is 

The Veldt. You can't clear any Rages here, but you *can* obtain them and I 
suggest you do just that. Feed Gau a Dried Meat you bought in Mobliz and 
he'll join your party so you can master the Leap command. A Kappa tries
to do a man's job (explaining Rage) and fails miserably. When it's all
over, get Rages until you're tired and/or satisfied.

*Veldt moment one*

 [ ] Anguiform
 [ ] Aspik
 [ ] Actaneon

Jump down the Serpent Trench and you should clear Anguiform, Actaneon and 

Everybody's in Narshe again and everybody's happy. But then Kefka cometh!
You retreat to the hills of Narshe where some people have already moved
Tritoch, not taking into account there really wasn't any real reason to do
so and it's still a ten-foot high massive block of ice. 

 [ ] Bounty Man
 [ ] Trooper
 [ ] Fidor
 [ ] Rider

A Save-Terra-from-the-Guards-esque game ensues where you fight monsters
and make sure they don't reach Banon. The monsters to be cleared are
Bounty Man, Trooper and Fidor. HeavyArmor also appears, should you have
missed it in Locke's scenario. Just fight all groups to be certain.

Heading to Kefka you see a single soldier racing around in front of him.
This is Rider. Kill him to clear the Rage. Defeat Kefka and watch how Terra
loses all her clothing. When the hentai ends you'll wake up in a new and 
improved Narshe which allows you in its walls. Just pick whatever team
(you'd better take Gau) and make a trip with Figaro Castle to Kohlingen.

 [ ] Vulture
 [ ] Red Fang
 [ ] Over-Grunk
 [ ] FossilFang
 [ ] Iron Fist
 [ ] Mind Candy

New Overworld Map monsters! There's Vulture and Red Fang on the plains,
and Over-Grunk in the forests. FossilFang lives in the desert, but he's
quite the opponent so you might not want to mess with him right now.
Further down south there's Iron Fist and Mind Candy to be obtained. Travel
to Zozo.

 [ ] HadesGigas
 [ ] Gabbldegak
 [ ] SlamDancer
 [ ] Harvester

Inside Zozo, there are a lot of strong monsters (that is, compared to
previous challenges). Clear HadesGigas and Gabbldegak outside, and clear
SlamDancer and Harvester inside of the towering houses. Defeat Dadaluma
and get a new mission from Ramuh. 

Although you might be too lazy to follow my advice, I suggest you head back 
to the Veldt to take horrible advantage of the new Rage options. There's a 
trip in the near future which will block you from Veldt entrance for a while,
so this is the time. 

Here's how to get to the Veldt and back:

Take Figaro Castle back to its former location. Through the Cave of Figaro,
passed Mt. Koltz, there's the Returner Hideout. In the room where you first
met Banon, there's an entrance to the raft. Jump on it. Ride the rapids, but
this time it will make you take Sabin's route. From here on, you can just go
to Baren Falls. You won't have to bother with the Imperial Camp or Phantom
Train, thankfully. Jump down the Falls (no Piranhas) and you're on the Veldt.
You can exit the Veldt by jumping down the Serpent Trench and taking the 
Nikeah ferry to South Figaro. You'll be smuggled out of South Figaro in a 
chest, which has brought a smile to the lips of many a mentally ill person 
around the world. Head back through the Cave of Figaro and you're at the 
castle again. Congrats, you just completed:

*Veldt moment two* 

 [ ] Vermin
 [ ] Sewer Rat

In the Opera House, Celes will sing and Ultros will annoy. As soon as the
comical squid is, comically, about to drop the comical anvil on Celes' head
(the comedy!), open the door to the left with a lever to the right and enter
the rafters of the Opera. There are rat formations here, and they all contain
Vermin and Sewer Rat. Although it's said you can get by without fighting a
single battle, this is pretty darn hard, and you want to battle and clear one 
group anyway. You foil Ultros' plan, proceed to beat him up and get the 
Blackjack for your troubles. 

 [ ] Bug
 [ ] ChickenLip
 [ ] WeedFeeder
 [ ] Joker
 [ ] Ralph
 [ ] Wyvern

A new Overworld location! Next to FossilFang (go clear the Rage if you haven't 
already), you can encounter Bug in the desert, ChickenLip in the forest, and 
WeedFeeder, Ralph, Joker and Wyvern on the plains. Go around collecting 
treasure and enter Vector. 

 [ ] Garm
 [ ] Commando
 [ ] Pipsqueak
 [ ] Flan
 [ ] Trapper
 [ ] General
 [ ] Gobbler 
 [ ] Rhinox

Sneak into the MagiTek Research Facility. In the first few rooms there's
nothing but Garm, Commando and Pipsqueak to be found. ProtoArmor as well, but 
as you are reading this guide I assume you know how this thing has no Rage. 
When you drop into the pit where Ifrit and Shiva were thrown in, you can fight 
Flan. Get the new Espers and continue up the stairs. On these stairs you can 
clear Trapper and General. In the room on the top of the stairs, there's 
Gobbler and Rhinox. Clear them and continue to watch some cutscenes.

 [ ] Mag Roader (purple)
 [ ] Mag Roader (red)

When you've ridden the elevator, go use the Save Point.  Talk to Cid and he'll
push you into a mine cart. Several battles will pop up. If they're all big, 
purple Mag Roader go reset the game and change the leader of your party. Try 
until you also find a small red Mag Roader. Do the boss battle and you're 
outside again. 

 [ ] Chaser

Fight Chaser before Setzer picks you up, and you get another shot at Trapper 
as well. You flee and Kefka tries to stop you using Cranes, which turns out to
be a complete waste of everybody's time. Tragic daddy issues rule the day when
you have a chat with Terra, but you're rewarded with control over the 

 [ ] Intangir
 [ ] Grenade
 [ ] Baskervor
 [ ] Cephaler
 [ ] Chimera

Go to the triangle-shaped island. You will sometimes, among the Leafers and
Dark Wind birds, meet an Intangir here, an invisible monster. If you want to
kill it, use Gau's Rhodox Rage (Snare kills it without allowing its omni-counter
Meteo). If you lack the Rhodox Rage, simply run from the vanished fiend.

In a forest west of the Veldt, only two monsters appear: Bomb (en masse) and
Grenade. The latter is basically a black Bomb which Rage you'll want to clear
for purposes which include the word 'complete'. 

Travel to the last continent you haven't been on. On this piece of the 
Overworld Map, clear Baskervor on the plains and Cephaler and Chimera in the 
forests. And just like that, it's time for yet another...

*Veldt moment three*

 [ ] Apparite
 [ ] Coelecite
 [ ] Lich
 [ ] Zombone
 [ ] Ing

Dive head-first into the Cave of the Sealed Gate. It's near the Sealed Gate.
In the very first room, you can fight Apparite, Coelecite and Lich monsters. 
Be sure to equip Wall Rings in this stage of the game as Lich will burn you 
badly otherwise. In the other rooms there's just Zombone and Ing. You can 
push a button to fight a Ninja, but this won't clear the Rage as it's not a 
valid monster formation for the Veldt. 

 [ ] Sp Forces

Esper Rampage and Imperial Apologies: The diplomacy-related part of the game
now. Be sure to answer like a polite young man would, and be sure to pick a 
fight with the Imperial Officers like a complete idiot would. They're Sp Force
enemies, and you clear their Rage. Not much else going on after that, so get 
Terra and Locke on their boat-ride. 

 [ ] Balloon

You do some stuff that's pretty obvious until you sleep at the Inn and a house
presumably sets itself on fire using fire. Seeing as how you are intelligent,
sane people, you get into the collapsing house to fight the fire using 
weapons. You're bound to run into at least one wandering flame which will 
trigger a battle with Balloons. Even if you somehow manage to elude them all, 
you'll still open a door which turns out to be filled with four of them, so no

Boss Battle! While the FlameEater can summon both Balloon monsters and a 
solitary Grenade, this is not a valid monster formation, and it won't make
either monster appear on the Veldt. 

 [ ] Slurm
 [ ] Adamanchyt
 [ ] Abolisher
 [ ] Mandrake
 [ ] Insecare

With Strago, and later with Relm, you explore the spontaneously appeared new
cave dungeon. There's Slurm and Adamanchyt in the caves, and Abolisher, 
Mandrake and Insecare on the slopes. Another Ultros fight, you meet the 
Espers, everything goes exactly how it wasn't planned and a continent is sent

 [ ] Sky Armor
 [ ] Spit Fire

Obviously, you go into hot pursuit. On the way there you are stalked by men
in flying armor, and you clear the Rages of Sky Armor and Spit Fire. Another
Ultros battle, and an Air Force battle, and finally you're where you wanted
to be.  

 [ ] Dragon
 [ ] Ninja
 [ ] Apokryphos
 [ ] Brainpan
 [ ] Misfit
 [ ] Wirey Drgn
 [ ] Behemoth
 [ ] Gigantos

The Floating Continent houses a massive array of new monsters, all with their
own Rage. The monsters here include Dragon, Ninja, Apokryphos, Brainpan, 
Misfit, Wirey Drgn, Behemoth and the monster-in-a-chest Gigantos (chests on
the Floating Continent are blue orbs in the wall). When you are asked if you
want to exit the Continent and jump down on the Blackjack, please do. The
reward is a

*Veldt moment four*

Now travel back again. Like most storyline events, you are completely unable
to do anything even remotely useful and the world is destroyed. 

 [ ] Peeper
 [ ] EarthGuard
 [ ] Black Drgn

Celes wakes up on a solitary island. You control the life of Cid for a while,
but what's more: you can clear your first WoR Rages! Peepers on the main land,
and EarthGuard and Black Drgn in the desert. The last requires an Amulet or 
Ribbon from Celes' side to prevent a Game Over. Take the raft to the main 
land and you've done the WoR prologue.

 [ ] Lunaris
 [ ] Osprey
 [ ] Gigan Toad
 [ ] Chitonid
 [ ] Mesosaur
 [ ] Gilomantis

On the main land, there are Lunaris and Osprey on the green patches, and Gigan
Toad and Chitonid on the grey ones. Mesosaur lives in the forests (although
you might see some outside of it) and Gilomantis lives more to the north-east
of this continent. Enter Tzen. 

 [ ] Scorpion
 [ ] HermitCrab
 [ ] Pm Stalker

Sabin is holding up a house and can barely last for much longer, so you go in. 
Inside there are Scorpion and HermitCrab to be fought, and very rarely a Pm
Stalker. It's better to open chests until you fight a formation of four Pm
Stalker, though. To be sure, and all. Get the kid, get out, get Sabin, and get
Jiggy with it.

 [ ] Delta Bug
 [ ] Lizard
 [ ] Buffalax
 [ ] Bloompire

Crossing the bridge to the east of Tzen, you're now walking on the Serpent 
Trench. On it there are new monsters. There's Delta Bug, Lizard and Buffalax,
and in the forests you have a good shot at finding Bloompire monsters. Take
a look in Mobliz, do your stuff, and leave again. On to Nikeah, the city of
your hopes and dreams.

 [ ] Nohrabbit
 [ ] Sand Horse
 [ ] Maliga
 [ ] Latimeria

You get a ferry to a new continent (yet again). On it there are Nohrabbit on
the fields, Sand Horse and Maliga in the desert, and Latimeria in the forests.
Clear them all, talk to Gerad in South Figaro and enter the Cave of Figaro 
which has had its final makeover in this game.

 [ ] Humpty
 [ ] NeckHunter
 [ ] Cruller
 [ ] Dante
 [ ] Drop

Inside you can clear Humpty, NeckHunter, Cruller and Dante. Proceed to and
through the castle until you reach the engine room. Linger before you talk to
Gerad, there are Drop monsters here which are rare and elusive and all. After
you've found those, do battle and ship Figaro Castle to the Kohlingen 

 [ ] Muus
 [ ] Bogy
 [ ] Harpiai
 [ ] Deep Eye

Get Setzer from the Kohlingen Pub and explore the new continent with a new
four-headed team. There are Muus on the plains, Bogy to the north (this is
also where the Colloseum is), Harpiai and Deep Eye in the forests and Black
Drgn in the desert. You already could fight the last one, but you were just
plain single Celes then who might've been afraid. Now's your chance if you
didn't fight him earlier. 

 [ ] Orog
 [ ] Osteosaur
 [ ] Exoray
 [ ] Mad Oscar
 [ ] PowerDemon

Enter the Tomb! In the first room there's Orog and Osteosaur, and in this room
only. When you've fought them, proceed. From here onwards you'll meet nothing
but Exoray, Mad Oscar and PowerDemon. Finish the Tomb quest and you're
airborne now.

 [ ] Cactrot
 [ ] Hoover
 [ ] Crawler
 [ ] Reach Frog
 [ ] Geckorex
 [ ] Sprinter
 [ ] Spek Tor
 [ ] Mantodea

You automatically fly to Maranda. Land here and go fight. In the desert there
are two monsters: Cactrot and Hoover. Kill the Cactrot using Dice and run away
from the Hoover for now (you just cleared the Rage). On the plains, there are
Crawler for a while until you reach Jidoor. There's Reach Frog, Geckorex,
Sprinter, Spek Tor and Mantodea now. Back to the airship!

 [ ] Harpy
 [ ] GloomShell
 [ ] Prussian
 [ ] TumbleWeed
 [ ] Tyranosaur
 [ ] Brachosaur

Fly to the continent in the south-east part of the map. Land to fight Harpy, 
GloomShell and Prussian. Back up in the airship. To the last unvisited 
continent with new Rage monsters: the one north of the Veldt (you'll 
recognize the Veldt). Fight TumbleWeed, Sprinter and Spek Tor. Save up and
go for the forest. Use Smoke Bombs to run. You’ll encounter Tyranosaur and
very rarely Brachosaur. You may want to come back later to unlock these if
your level if higher. 

 [ ] NightShade

Head to Jidoor, then enter the big mansion up north. Examine the flower
painting to fight NightShade enemies! This detour is just so you’ll easily
encounter NightShade on the Veldt during the next Veldt moment. 

Off to recruit Gau! But you're with four characters, right? How can you lose
a character? Normally you'd just talk to another character, but that's not an 
option. On the first continent you arrived on, there's a massive mountain 
formation on the north part. There's a little hole in it. Fly the Falcon over 
it and have your characters divide. Use either the Crane or a Warp spell/Warp
Stone to get out again and you'll be just Setzer now, piloting the Falcon. Go
below deck to get yourself a party of three and go to the Veldt. Find Gau, but
before you have another Veldt moment, let's take a look in the cave. 

 [ ] Toe Cutter
 [ ] Rhyos
 [ ] SrBehemoth

To the Veldt now, but hold off getting Gau for now: enter the Cave on the 
Veldt. You'll fight more Toe Cutter monsters then you'll ever want to, but
be sure to stick around until you've found yourself a Rhyos. Seeing as how 
Allo Ver won't clear anything for you, do whatever and find Shadow/Relm. Fight
the boss battle (which will clear a Rage for you!) and you'll find yourself in 
Thamasa. Anyway, now you've cleared what just may be the most important Veldt
monster formation in the game, I guess I can allow...

*Veldt moment five* 

Having found Gau, there are multiple side-quests open to you. Each side-quest
will give you some good Rages I may suggest in other side-quest boss battles. 
Now that you have a BehemothSuit, I suggest the first thing you do is
obtaining a Snow Muffler and other items you may pull from the Colloseum. If
it was Shadow you found in the Cave of the Veldt you should recruit him here
by betting a Striker. 

 [ ] Borras
 [ ] Punisher
 [ ] Ursus
 [ ] Scrapper
 [ ] Luridan

Complete the Mt. Zozo quest. Doing so should clear Borras, Punisher, Ursus
(inside) and Scrapper and Luridan (outside).

 [ ] Dahling
 [ ] SoulDancer
 [ ] Wild Cat
 [ ] Crusher
 [ ] Vindr
 [ ] StillLife

Go to Owzer's Mansion in Jidoor. I have told you to fight NightShade earlier.
Other cleared Rages include: Dahling, SoulDancer, Wild Cat, Crusher, Vindr 
and StillLife.

 [ ] Red Wolf
 [ ] Nastidon
 [ ] Test Rider
 [ ] Wizard
 [ ] Psychot
 [ ] Mag Roader (yellow)
 [ ] Mag Roader (brown)

Go to Narshe and clear Red Wolf, Nastidon and Test Rider in the town. Take the
hidden path you took in the Edgar scenario and you'll find Wizard and Psychot
in the mines (and in the first room two new kinds of Mag Roader). Find Mog and
pull the Moogle Charm from the place he was standing on. Get out and now enter
the mines north of Narshe. You'll meet and clear two new kinds of Mag Roader
here, a big yellow one and a small brown one, but only if you haven't already.
Proceed to the Ice Dragon and Tritoch. Beat them both and jump down into the
new Umaro dungeon.

 [ ] Ceritops
 [ ] Poppers
 [ ] Kiwok
 [ ] Pug
 [ ] Tomb Thumb

You can open a chest for monster-in-a-box fight with three Pugs. While you
clear their Rage you can never actually get it from the Veldt. Other Rages 
include Ceritops, Poppers, Kiwok and Pug. The last one is extremely rare, but
keep trying until you meet him. In the room where you fight Umaro, Tomb Thumb
can be found. 

 [ ] Magic Urn
 [ ] White Drgn

Fly to the tower surrounded by mountains you couldn't reach earlier. Bring Mog 
and Relm. Relm will unlock Strago, and Mog with the Moogle Charm should
make your life a little easier while climbing this tower. Loot it. In the Air
Anchor room (hit the invisible switch to the right of the first chest you
encounter, then go out to see a new door), take the Moogle Charm off; you will
only meet Magic Urn here, which have a Rage to clear. Do *not* take the Gem Box
from the chest on the very top. To be more precise, don't stand in front of the
chest, as even that will trigger a MagiMaster battle which you probably don't
want right now. Find the White Drgn and defeat it. You just cleared its Rage.
When you're done, leave.

 [ ] Karkass
 [ ] Tap Dancer
 [ ] Covert
 [ ] Ogor
 [ ] Wart Puck
 [ ] Woolly

Now it's time to head to the Triangle Island. The Intangir are gone, but Zone
Eater will be more then willing to annoy you. While they have no Rage (which
is a sad fact given their respectable elemental properties), they will suck
you into a new dungeon. Monsters you fight here are Karkass, Tap Dancer,
Covert, Ogor, Wart Puck and the highly rare yet extremely useful Woolly.
Get Gogo for his Steal and Rage abilities and get out. 

It's been a while, so might as well make some room for

*Veldt moment six* 

 [ ] Critic
 [ ] Pan Dore
 [ ] Allosaurus
 [ ] Parasite
 [ ] Barb-E
 [ ] Suriander
 [ ] Rain Man
 [ ] Samurai
 [ ] PlutoArmor
 [ ] Sky Cap
 [ ] Io

Take Cyan to Doma and spend the night there with a four-headed party. Cyan 
won't wake up and you'll leap into his soul. And an LSD-induced experience it
turns out to be. In the first dungeon, fight Critic, Pan Dora, Allosaurus and 
Parasite. Fight the brothers and proceed. On the train you'll find Rain Man, 
Barb-E, Suriander and Samurai. Proceed and you'll find yourself in MagiTek 
armor! Fight PlutoArmor, Sky Cap and the elusive yet nifty Io here, all to 
clear those Rages. Fight through the rest of the scenario without any new

 [ ] Enuo
 [ ] Goblin
 [ ] Figaliz
 [ ] Lethal Wpn
 [ ] Boxed Set

Take Figaro Castle to the other side, and you'll get stuck! Exit and explore.
In the underwater dungeon, there's Enuo, Goblin and Figaliz to fight. Proceed
to the Ancient Castle. In here Lethal Wpn and Boxed Set will fight you. Do
your stuff and leave. 

 [ ] Eland
 [ ] Cluck
 [ ] Warlock
 [ ] Slatter
 [ ] Displayer
 [ ] Hipocampus
 [ ] Opinicus

Take Strago and Relm to Thamasa and you'll get to see a cutscene which will 
open a new dungeon. It seems Strago has a tendency to change the Overworld
Map, not unlike Kekfa. In here, fight until you have cleared Eland, Cluck,
Warlock, Slatter, Displayer, Hipocampus and Opinicus. Slatter and Cluck will
appear more often in the first room of this dungeon, so fight some battles
there if you're having trouble finding them. 

 [ ] Aquila
 [ ] Chaos Drgn
 [ ] Trixter
 [ ] Necromancr
 [ ] Phase
 [ ] Parasoul
 [ ] Sea Flower
 [ ] Uroburos

Having obtained all characters but Locke, dive into the Phoenix Cave. You can 
fight a large array of monsters here, and most of them absorb fire. The 
to-be-cleared Rages are Aquila, Chaos Drgn, Trixter, Necromancr, Phase, 
Parasoul, Sea Flower and Uroburos. You find Locke and you're all set to go. 

 [ ] Vectaur
 [ ] GtBehemoth
 [ ] Evil Oscar
 [ ] Brontaur
 [ ] Land Worm
 [ ] Doom Drgn
 [ ] Vectagoyle
 [ ] Outsider
 [ ] Didalos
 [ ] Mover
 [ ] Madam
 [ ] Hemophyte
 [ ] Retainer
 [ ] Steroidite
 [ ] IronHitman
 [ ] Veteran
 [ ] Dark Force
 [ ] Dueller
 [ ] Fortis
 [ ] Sky Base
 [ ] Scullion
 [ ] Innoc
 [ ] Junk

At the end, the Final Dungeon. A lot of strong monsters with generally 
impressive Rages. Among the rubble, you'll find Vectaur, GtBehemoth, 
Evil Oscar, Brontaur, Land Worm, Doom Drgn, and Vectagoyle. The Imperial, 
metal-like parts of the dungeon contain Outsider, Didalos, Mover, Madam, 
Hemophyte, Retainer, Steroidite, IronHitman, Veteran, Dark Force, Dueller, 
Fortis, Sky Base, Scullion, Innoc and Junk. Just fight a few battles in 
every room you come and you'll see them all. When you're almost at Kefka's, 
warp out and take your final Veldt moment:

*Veldt moment seven* 

You now have cleared all Rages excluding Siegfried, Chupon and Allo Ver, and
can meet all of them on the Veldt. Complete your Rage list and smash the game.

  7.2     Rage walkthrough notes for an LLG

All Rages that can normally be acquired can also be acquired in a Low Level
Game, but it may require some out-of-the-box thinking. 


Pick a fight with one of the stationary MagiTek Armors in South Figaro during
Locke’s scenario. If you lose the fight, you’ll respawn without a Game Over.

  Fidor, Bounty Man, Rider, Trooper & HeavyArmor

Engage a soldier while trying to protect Banon in the corresponding battle 
sequence. Die. You'll have cleared the monster formation, but you won't receive 
a Game Over since your team will respawn near Banon with 1 HP across the board. 
Brown soldiers may spawn Fidor, Trooper and HeavyArmor, green soldiers may spawn
Bounty Man and Trooper, and the brown soldier racing in front of Kefka will 
always spawn Rider. 

  Sewer Rat, Vermin

Engage in a battle on the rafters of the Opera House and lose on purpose. You'll
be kicked out of the Opera House but won't receive a Game Over; it's not until 
you mess up four times you'll get one of those. 

  Mag Roader (red)

Consult Novalia Spirit's excellent Mag Roader guide for more information on 
this one. Find it at:


For the lowest amount of exp, you'll want to meet purple Mag Roaders only, 
so in a perfect LLG, no red Mag Roaders for you.

  Sp Forces

Engage in a battle during the Imperial Banquet. Let the timer run out; you'll 
have cleared the Rage but you won't gain any experience points. Also, you get no
props for battling them like you usually do, so no Charm Bangle for you in this 


You spawn this guy from a Floating Continent orb, and once the battle starts
you can’t run. You must cast Muddle on a character about to use a Magicite item 
or Setzer about to execute the random summon effect from the BAR-BAR-BAR Slot 
combination when Gigantos is about to die from the Poison status ailment. If 
Palidor is summoned by the confused character, and Gigantos dies while in the 
air, you won't gain Exp. Good luck!


Encounter the Ninja, Ninja, Wirey Drgn monster formation on the Floating 
Continent, a mere 1/64 chance. Kill the Ninjas, then run before killing the 
Wirey Drgn. 


Set Poison on it. Seizure also works, but Poison is the easiest. Now, make sure 
it has very little HP and dies on the next turn (from the ailment). Have someone
cast Palidor and muddle the caster so he makes Rhyos jump. If it dies in 
mid-air, you won't get any experience and you'll have cleared the Rage.


Encounter the Phase, Parasoul, Necromancr, Necromancr monster formation, kill
the Phase, run.


Will always be encountered with another monster, either Ogor or Tap Dancer.
Kill the Covert, then run. 


Kill it and run, as it can only be encountered with Vectaur and Evil Oscar.

  Land Worm

Utilize the same bug as used by Rhyos. Condemned also works in this case.

  8.0 Unobtainable Rages and other oddities

Table of Contents:
 8.1	Allo Ver
 8.2	Siegfried
 8.3	Chupon
 8.4	Marshal
 8.5	White Drgn
 8.6	Pugs
 8.7	ProtoArmor

There are three Rages that Gau has a place for in his Rage list that you can 
never obtain. These three are Allo Ver, Siegfried and Chupon. The causes are
explained below. There are other oddities as well: White Drgn and Marshal are
two bosses that appear on the Veldt and have a Rage. Pugs and ProtoArmor appear
on the Veldt, but have no Rage. 

Not all enemies that appear randomly in dungeons or on the World Map appear 
on the Veldt. Randomly appearing enemies that have no Rage and do not appear
on the Veldt are:

All L. ## Magic enemies from the Fanatics Tower
Mega Armor
Zone Eater

  8.1     Allo Ver

All that's wrong here is a formation mix-up; formation 515 was used instead of 
126.  So what's the problem here?  Well, 515 is not a formation that can
appear on the Veldt, and you can only encounter Allo Ver once, which means 
Allo Ver is never an available Rage. Also, #515 doesn't give Magic Points, as 
it is incapable of doing so, so the bug also keeps you from your much 
lusted-after Magic Point. Allo Ver, being undead, would have given you the 
usual Undead attribute, weakness against Fire and Pearl and absorbing of 
Poison-elemental attacks. The listed second move was Quake. 

  8.2     Siegfried

First off, there are two Siegfried monsters. The one in formation # 479 is the 
one you fight in the Phantom Train. This battle formation doesn't show up on 
the Veldt, as it only contains the weak Siegfried which does not have a Rage. 
However, there is also another Siegfried. The strong version which appears on 
the Colloseum and one of the only true challenges there. You never fight this 
monster outside of the Coliseum, so even though this Siegfried has a Rage you 
can never get it as Colloseum battles don't count as far as the Veldt concerns. 
There's evidence the game designers definitely wanted you to fight him at some 
point in the game (battle text was programmed already), but it was never 
completed and this Rage isn't accessible. Death protection and a Flare spell 
aside, this monster has eight elemental weaknesses and wouldn't have been that 
good anyway, unless paired with a Paladin Shld. 

  8.3     Chupon

Almost the same story as with Siegfried. There is a weaker Chupon out there 
which you fight in a normal battle (he's together with Ultros, as you should 
know). There's a stronger version in the Colloseum which you fight there and 
there alone. There isn't anything in the game which indicates that this 
Chupon would have ever appeared in a normal battle (his job is at the 
Coliseum, preventing you from betting cheap items), so if anything this would
probably be a mix-up not unlike what happened to White Drgn. The Rage would
have included W Wind. People often wonder if it's perhaps Sneeze, but that 
would simply have been too cheap (it wouldn't have worked in boss battles, by
the way, as you can not set 'Hide' on a monster in a monster formation which
doesn't allow you to run yourself). 

  8.4     Marshal

Together with White Drgn and SrBehemoth, this is the only boss that appears on 
the Veldt. The Marshal is the leader of the Narshe Guards, and you kill him in 
the very start of the game. Unlike White Drgn nobody goes around claiming this 
guy shouldn't be on the Veldt period, but it doesn't make sense from a story-
line point of view, and it's still one of the three bosses in the game that 
appears on the Veldt, so I list it here. And Wind Slash is still the best 
multi-target spell Gau can produce in a WoB Rage, so no whining has been 
detected so far. 

  8.5     White Drgn

White Drgn is Rage # 37. Its existence in that specific place in the list has 
been debated quite a lot. That's because unlike his seven partners in crime, 
the White Drgn can appear on the Veldt and has a Rage. There is no logical 
explanation for this whatsoever. You cannot partly break the Dragon Seal 
without killing the unique White Drgn, so there is no narrative excuse for 
this baby to appear on the Veldt. Yes, measures have been taken to minimize 
the damage here. White Drgn doesn't just drop his special item like the other 
dragons, but it's given to you after the battle in the Fanatics Tower. But 
quite a few people, including me, are convinced this dragon has no business 
on the Veldt. Regardless, you can get this Rage, and since it's a rather good 
one - Death protection, Pearl, Pearl-element absorption - nobody's complaining 
all too loudly.

  8.6     Pugs

Ah, Pugs. Monster # 255, thus the 256th monster (00 counts as one, you work it 
out). While this monster in fact has a Rage, the menu needs an 'Empty' slot
for the game to work properly and this 256th slot remains empty. You can meet
the Pugs monster formation on the Veldt, and you actually *do* get their Rage
once you have Leapt them, but as it is unselectable under any circumstance 
(including Muddle/Charm or Berserk) these guys have no reason to be on the 
Veldt but to provide you with a potentially unlimited amount of Minerva 
armors, even though you'll never need more than two. 

  8.7     ProtoArmor

ProtoArmor, like Pugs, appears on the Veldt. The monster formation with two 
ProtoArmors doesn't, but there is a monster formation where it is paired up 
with two Pipsqueak monsters. ProtoArmor does not have a Rage, and no matter 
how many times you try to Leap on it and learn its Rage, Gau will always come 
back without a ProtoArmor Rage. It simply doesn't belong on the Veldt. Take 
comfort in the fact that seeing as how all other machine-related Rages suck, 
it probably wouldn't have given you anything but Schiller or Tek Laser had it 
made the final cut :)

  9.0 Gogo

It's tempting to think about Gau only when doing a Rage Guide. After all, he's 
the embodiment of Rage, he's the only one who can Leap, has no other skills 
besides that, etc. But there's another character who can use Rage, and if you 
didn't know that is Gogo then you need to be smacked over the head with a 
rolled up New York Times. 

Differences between Gau and Gogo are statistic-wise or equipment wise:

Statistic:    Gau    Gogo    Gau, n.u.e.*  Gogo, n.u.e.**

Vigor         44     25       48             32
Speed         38     30       41             37
Stamina       36     20       38             27
Magic Power   34     26       34             45
Battle Power  99     13       99            181
Defense       44     39      250            202
Magic Defense 34     25      191            172
MBlock        18      6       36             86

*   Normally Ultimate Equipment: Genji Shld, Red Cap, Snow Muffler
**  Normally Ultimate Equipment: Magus Rod, Paladin Shld, Genji Hlmt, Tao Robe
As you can see , I put the Paladin Shld on Gogo to make up for the lack of any 
kind of worthwhile stats. The reason of this is to see where Gogo could 
possibly outshine Gau when it comes to Rage. Vigor is still severely lacking, 
and with Gau easily reaching 255 in Battle Power with the Merit Award, it's 
obvious that Gogo will never quite use the !Catscratch like Gau will. Speed is 
comparable yet slightly less with Gogo. Stamina, for all what that's worth, 
is much less. But then we reach the statistic Magic Power. 

Magic Power is naturally higher on Gau, but he develops himself physically
with his equipment, where Gogo is compatible with all sorts of magic-boosting
armor. Even without the Paladin Shld he'll outshine Gau here, and I chose the 
Genji Hlmt over the Magus Hat here (the latter could've added 5 more to the 
Magic Power stat, bringing it to a very respectable 50, which is higher than 
equipment-less Relm). 

Battle Power is much higher here, because Gogo can equip weapons where Gau 
cannot. However, this is easily remedied with a Merit Award. In the Anthology 
version, Gogo beats Gau when it comes to physical hits (see the Anthology 

Defenses, both physical and magical are lacking compared to Gau. Gogo is the 
defensive WORST in this game, where Gau is the best because of the Snow 
Muffler. You see that Gau wants a Merit Award for offensive; Gogo needs one 
for defense.

But Mblock...even with as many non-Merit Award Mblock-boosting equipment as 
possible, Gau will never equal Gogo in that aspect; Gau has the tank-ability 
going for him. He has 255 Defense, and physical hits are one of those things a 
Rage can't really protect you against. A strategy that relies on that 255 
Defense will be wasted on Gogo as he'll take massive poundings from Honed
Tusk, Crush and Havoc Wing. On the other hand, Gogo beats Gau with evasive
maneuvers. Gau stands fairly powerless against a Charm spell; Gogo can simply 
avoid it in most cases. Also, strong spells such as Land Slide, Meteo and
Shock will hurt a lot more coming from Gogo in this set-up.

As far as physical attacks go, it depends on the version you're playing. A 
SNES game favors Gau over Gogo because of the Merit Award, an Anthology
version will favor Gogo over Gau. Remember, Gogo can attach six elements 
(Fire, Ice, Bolt, Poison, Pearl, Earth) with corresponding random spell 
casting to his Battle attack, and do twice the amount of damage to human 
targets with the Man Eater, all without the Merit Award. Granted, the Air 
Lancer has the Wind element, but even doubled it won't reach the power of a 
non-super effective Pearl Rod. 

  10.0 Best practices; cheaper than off-brand Sabor de Soledad cheese puffs

Table of Contents:

10.1	Wind Gods
10.2	Rage and Run
10.3	Best Rages in the World of Balance
10.4	Best Rages in the World of Ruin

  10.1     Wind Gods

Wind God Gau is the demon child of a simple overlook from Square. The Wind God
is unique to the SNES game because it requires equipping the Tempest weapon
in tandem with the Merit Award on Gau. Here’s how it works. 

The Tempest has a 50% chance of nullifying the damage done by a physical strike
and casting a Wind Slash attack on all opponents. This can even happen if the
physical strike misses. Normally, Wind Slash is a humble 48 Base Power magical
attack. However, the 50% Wind Slash may also appear when Gau or Gogo uses a
Special Attack through Rage, and damage bonuses applied normally to physical
damage instead applies to Wind Slash. The strongest Special a Rager can use is
!Catscratch, which quadruples the power of the attack, making Wind Slash a 192 
Base Power attack. When teamed up with the Offering, this will produce four 
attacks of that 192 Base Power Wind Slash 50 % of the time. That's pretty 
close to four times Crusader at the enemy party only at NO MP cost whatsoever. 

The only downside of the Wind God is that it is, in fact, a Wind God.
Monsters that are immune to Wind include Flan, Ifrit, Io, Muus, Naughty, Nerapa,
Shiva, Tritoch and Zone Eater; monsters who absorbs this element include Atma,
Evil Oscar, Girl (The angel head from Tier 3), Hidonite (Bottom left), 
Intangir, L.90 Magic, Larry, Magic Urn, Poltrgeist, Storm Drgn and Woolly.

Final note: During a Wind God Wind Slash with the Offering, don't be surprised
if the all-targets hitting Wind Slash suddenly skips some targets. After the 
physical strike has been rendered ineffective, the Wind Slash will only target 
those monsters that haven't been defeated yet. The monsters won't go until you 
completed all four hits, so should you use the Wind Slash against a group of 
four monsters, and the first hit kills one already, the next Wind Slash will 
only target the other three. When all monsters are dead the Wind Slash
animation won't show up at all, only the ineffective physical strike. 

  10.2     Rage & Run

Rage & Run is a technique that might not be the most fun way of dealing with 
some bosses, but rather essential when playing self-imposed rule games such as 
a Single Character Challenge or a Low Level Game. Rage & Run means exactly
that what it says: you pick a Rage and start running. Why will this help you?

Some bosses will cast spells you can protect against when they are at maximum
HP, but start using Meteor or something along those lines when they reach 
certain low amounts of HP. In a game where Gau is only level 10, this is both
unavoidable and deadly. After picking a Rage, for instance Magic Urn, you gain
status protection and elemental attributes of that Rage...but you don't
actually damage the opponent as you are running as opposed to attacking. After
the boss has drained its own MP so he cannot cast the feared spells, you can 
stop running and start hurting. 

  10.3     Best Rages in the World of Balance

The following Rages are presented in Chronological order. 

  Casts Stone, inherent Berserk

Auto-Berserk is a good thing, but Stone is equally awesome. Not only is it 
the only non-elemental magical attack Gau will perform until after the 
Floating Continent, it muddles everything it hits (unless protected against 
said status) and will do 7.5 times the damage (!) when the caster's level and 
target's level are identical. Note that due to the equal amounts of Magic Power
they possess, Gau will make as good a Stoner as Strago ever was. Which reminds
me about that time Gau and Strago went to White Castle. 

  Casts Bolt 2, weakness against Pearl

Hazer is not Undead, contrary to popular belief. It doesn't make sense, I
know. It just makes this Rage a little better. Bolt2 hits hard throughout the
WoB, and it hits significantly hard before everybody else can touch it. Gets
bonus points for being extremely useful in an LLG. Hazer becomes mostly
obsolete by the time you obtain Aspik, but it’s a nice Rage to utilize until
then, especially against a Veldt-roaming Telstar.

  Casts Wind Slash, weakness against Poison

Wind Slash is a strong multi-target attack throughout the WoB, is the strongest
multi-target attack when you get Gau right away and is simply illegally 
effective against the Imperial Air Force. 

  Casts Snare

While Bleary uses Doom and Commander uses Break, there's no instant-death 
spell quite like Snare. It looks pretty nifty (especially when used on a 
large creature), checks fewer immunities than Break, stalls final spells for
one turn, and it's more accurate than Doom. Generally hailed as the ultimate
Intangir-Slayer, and not without reason. 

  Stray Cat
  Uses !Catscratch

No Death protection. No elemental absorbing. No status protection worthy of 
mention. No positive statuses whatsoever. What the hell is a normal Battle and
Special WoB critter doing in the Legendary Tactics section? Stray Cat has a 
Special for a Rage, you see. The Special is called !Catscratch, and it's the 
strongest Special you'll see in the game performed by Gau. Many an
inexperienced player clings to this Rage as he can remember at least a single 
Rage and what it does, and it seems to work brilliantly. You'll even find it 
here fairly often, as combined with the Merit Award and the right choice for 
weapon; it can exceed any magical attack. It's also a vital part of the Wind 
God, as it will make the Wind Slash attack reach 192 as opposed to the 
second-best from Gold Bear, which would make for a 120 one. That's an
Alexander as opposed to a focused Crusader.

The Stray Cat Rage is what you’ll want to use in tandem with the Merit Award
to gain both the Wind God and other weapon-based shenanigans. 

  Casts Fire 2, inherent Safe, weakness to Poison

Alternate Hazer/SlamDancer here, with a Fire-element this time. Are you a
man? Do you have man’s needs, such as hiking and beer? Do you buy body wash
for men as opposed to unisex body wash? Then Templar is the Rage for you.
It burns your enemies to a crisp with Fire 2 and features inherent Safe for
your sensitive skin. 

  Casts Bio, weakness to Fire, absorbs Water

Trilium can be picked up when you first encounter Gau, and features the
Bio spell that deals super-effective damage to everything in Zozo. If you
plan on taking Gau sight-seeing in the rainy city, Trilium is the Rage4You.

  Uses !Numblade, weakness against Lightning

This Rage becomes obsolete once you learn the Stop spell, but several bosses
are vulnerable to this status before you do so. Rider, Narshe Kefka, Dadaluma,
and Opera House Ultros are all vulnerable to the ailment, which makes 
Primordite a valuable asset in those fights. 

  Vector Pup
  Uses !Bite, inherent Haste, weakness against Fire

When your level is decent !Catscratch may be overkill, and while !Bite won't hit
nearly as hard, there's still an auto-Haste to consider. So if you're sick of 
that !Catscratch graphic you can...do something entirely non-Vector Pup as !Bite
shares the graphic :(

  Casts Aqua Rake, weakness to Lightning, absorbs Water

For the price of traveling back to the Veldt prior to the Opera House sequence,
Gau can pick up Anguiform so he has a 50% chance of performing Aqua Rake on
the Southern Continent. Aqua Rake completely destroys anything in the MagiTek
Facility and is a superior offensive Rage in other situations as well. 

  Casts Giga Volt, inherent Float, weakness to Fire, absorbs Water

Aspik is one of the first enemies you see after you leave the Veldt for the 
first time, which makes it necessary to make a special Veldt Trip for this 
Rage. It's all worth it, though. Giga Volt is the strongest single-target 
magical ability usable through a Rage in the World of Balance, and it's 
pretty impressive. Giga Volt can target both all targets and a single one. 
Has inherent Dark status but due to Dark immunity you'll never notice. 

  Casts Magnitude8, weakness to Poison, absorbs Earth

Magnitude8 is a more powerful MT attack than Aqua Rake when cast versus
suitable targets, but beware Floating monsters since they’re immune. 

  Casts Quake, weakness to Ice

The ChickenLip Rage and its Quake spell can be an extremely powerful addition
to your team, but you’ll have to be careful. Quake is a barrier-piercing Earth-
elemental spell that hits both opponents and allies alike. All non-Floating
targets on the battlefield are hit. Make sure your characters are either 
Floating or clad in Gaia Gear. Gaia Gear characters are even healed by Quake, 
probably to da max. 

  Casts Cyclonic, Death protection 

Cyclonic may not be the most accurate of spells, but it destroys 93.50 % of 
your opponents current HP. ALL the targets. As long as you make sure the 
enemies aren't immune to instant-death attacks and you have a good follow-
up move you'll be more than fine. 

   Casts Aqua Rake, Death protection

Basically does the same as Anguiform, only has superior elemental attributes
and status immunities. You can encounter this guy as soon as you get the 
Blackjack airship.

  Casts Life3, inherent Safe, absorbs Lightning, Death protection

Normally speaking there is no real reason to use Life3 in the World of Balance
but Rhinox provides it anyway. It’s a unique feature and can be important in 
certain challenge games. In a No Magic Game, this is the only way to get the
Life 3 status. 

  Casts Pep Up, inherent Clear, Float, Haste, Safe & Shell, absorbs all 
  elements, Death protection*

Intangir was a massive disappointment for many, I suppose. A monster that is 
inherently invisible, has Float, Haste, Safe, Shell and Death protection, is
immune to all status ailments and absorbs all elements. The ultimate defense 
Rage in the game. Too bad it casts Pep Up half the time, not only killing but
also removing Gau or Gogo from the battlefield. 

Aside from having Gau teach Strago the Pep Up Lore, there is a way to use the
Intangir Rage successfully. Mute Gau prior to Raging. Intangir is immune to the
ailment, but if you cast Mute beforehand the Muted Intangir Rager cannot cast
Pep Up. Note that due to a bug, the positive statuses won't be set if the first
turn is the muted Pep Up attack. If the attack is the normal physical one, 
you'll have an almost invulnerable Rager on your hands.

  Casts Meteor, weakness against Ice

Behemoth always was a physical juggernaut in the Final Fantasy series, so why
this Rage doesn't include the Take Down Special we'll never know. Meteor is 
multi-target, non-elemental, barrier-piercing and you won't see it beyond the 
Rage ability for well into the WoR. To use it in the World of Balance, you’ll
have to leave the Floating Continent though, and it’s not particularly effective
on the Floating Continent or against AtmaWeapon.

  Casts Water Edge, inherent Float, absorbs Poison, weakness against Lightning
  and Pearl

The strongest multi-target Water-elemental attack in the game, inherent Float, 
and just being a kick-ass monster; it all comes together in the Ninja Rage. 
It's not specifically useful for anything in particular, mainly because
there's a shortage of powerful opponents weak against Water, but it's still
the only Item used in a Rage and I like that. It’s probably not worth leaving
the Floating Continent. It’s slightly weaker than Aspik’s Giga Volt versus the

  10.4     Best Rages in the World of Ruin

The following Rages are described in something of a chronological order. Since
the World of Ruin lacks a strict order, I chose to use the order I use in my
walkthrough, carefully selected for narrative logic and gameplay ease. 

  Deep Eye
  Casts Dread, weakness to Fire

The Dread attack is a unique Stone-setting attack that is the only Stone-
setting attack that does not check for Instant Death immunity. This means that 
Dread can one-hit KO certain monsters which you can't one-hit KO in any other 
way. The monsters in question:

Hazer, Baskervor, Suriander, Gilomantis, Pug, Wart Puck, Vectaur, Brontaur, 
Cephaler, Gigan Toad, Spek Tor, Latimeria, Lunaris, Nastidon, Karkass, Borras
Trixter, Dadaluma, Tentacle x3, Hidonite, Naughty

Brontaur, Borras and Karkass are nice, but especially Pug is a great moment
to pick a Deep Eye Rage. Dread will instantly slay the beast, though you’ll
still have to deal with the inevitable Step Mine counter. 

  Casts Aero, weakness to Wind, Death protection

Aero is the second-strongest guaranteed multi-target attack Gau'll get in
this game, not counting the Merton spell which needs some items to make it
work. Unfortunately no special attributes which make this Rage more
interesting, but if you're still feeling sympathetic towards the old-school
WoB Gau who sparkled because of heavy-hitting multi-target attacks, then
you'll want to go with Harpiai, a Rage that can be unlocked as soon as you
recruit Gau in the World of Ruin. Harpiai’s the one near Kohlingen!

  Casts Step Mine, weakness to Ice

In a normal game Step Mine’s travel-based damage formula won’t outperform
other powerful attacks, but in an LLG Rage provides an MP-free spell of which
the damage is calculated independent of the caster’s level. Crawler and
Tomb Thumb also cast Step Mine, but Mesosaur is encountered the earliest and
has the best defensive properties. 

  Casts Land Slide

A lot of people prance around with the PowerDemon Rage because Flare is 
supposedly everything you'll ever want. Land Slide is unblockable where Flare
isn't, is stronger, non-reflective and not vulnerable to Runic. It's simply
better in every possible way, and Prussian and Luridan both use it. Luridan
has some elemental weaknesses where Prussian hasn't, but either one is just 

  Casts Meteo, weakness against Ice, Death protection

Meteo provides barrier-piercing non-elemental damage to multiple targets,
making it a Rage-induced destruction option somewhere between GrandTrain and
Ultima in damage potential. Sadly, Meteo’s iffy Hit Rate makes it miss 20% of
the time versus targets without Mblock. Meteo is to be used versus multiple
targets only, since versus a single target it’s outperformed by Land Slide
and likely Aero as well.

  Casts Bolt 3, inherent Haste, weakness against Poison

Punisher is Hazer on crack, checking in with Bolt3 as opposed to Bolt2 and
an inherent Haste status. There are quite a few Rages that use Bolt3,
including the undead Floating Karkass with Death Protection (a rarity, an
undead with that property), but I'm in love with auto-Haste and that's what
you'll have to live with here. Also, it's an awesome property, so it's what is
best for YOU.

  Casts Surge, Death protection

Where Gau was a multi-target spell killing machine in the WoB, worthwhile
spells of this kind are rare in the WoR. Rhyos' Surge is one of them still,
a multi-target Ice-elemental spell. It’s slightly weaker, but Rhyos’ Death
protection and Ribbon-like status immunities provide additional reasons to
use it. 

  Toe Cutter
  Casts Shrapnel, absorbs Ice, weakness against Fire and Wind, Death protection

Shrapnel is like a level 3 elemental spell, but without the element. Randomly
switching from multi-target and single-target, you never know what you're going
to hit with Shrapnel. But it looks cool and Toe Cutter has Death Protection and
inherent Ice absorption, so it deserves its place in this list. Note that while
Shrapnel looks like and seems to imply it's physical, it's as magical as Harry 
Potter's Magical Spell of Magic.

  Casts Charm, absorbs Water, weakness against Fire, Death protection

The NightShade Rage is so blindingly cheap, easily accessible and downside-
free you can seriously wonder if there never was supposed to be some kind of 
defense against it...which the game obviously lacks now. Charm has been 
discussed before in other FAQs - Assassin’s Lore FAQ, to name one - but for 
purposes of completeness I will explain it here yet again. Charm sets a 
specific kind of 'status' in which the affected targets acts like it's been 
confused by something like Muddle or Stray's Cat Rain. This effect does *not*
go away when the target is struck by a physical attack, but while terribly 
convenient in its own right, this isn't why Charm is such a game-destroyer. 
Since it’s not an actual status, there can be no defense: Charm works
*always*. On every boss, from the undead Hidon to the invincible Guardian, 
from the final Kefka to whatever part of the last battle. This could have been
fun had it been extremely rare, such as Joker Doom. However, the NightShade
Rage has a 50 % chance of using Charm, and with a Hit Rate of 80 (which indeed 
means a 4/5 chance of hitting the target) you'll be able to eliminate 
every challenge this game has with ease. 

Charm, to elaborate a little more, creates a 'bond' between the target and the 
caster. If either one dies the effects of the spell are over. If Gau or Gogo 
has Charmed one target he cannot Charm another one until the first target 
dies. If Gau has Charmed a monster which is then Charmed by Gogo, Gogo will 
successfully 'steal' this target from Gau, creating a new bond between them. 
Gau would then have a new capability of successfully Charming another target. 
Or steal that thing right back :) Finally, Charm can co-exist with Muddle, 
allowing both monsters and characters to use random moves out of their list 
against the proper party, as the spells are re-directed twice. 

  Casts Flare Star, nullified Poison, Wind and Earth, weakness against
  Lightning, Pearl and Water

Flare Star is a multi-target Fire-elemental attack that deals damage based
on the target’s level, then divides calculated damage by the number of enemy
targets. This makes it relatively weak versus multiple monsters, but it shines
versus bosses since they tend to have high levels and operate alone. 

Here's a small list of the better boss battles to deploy Io in and the amount
of damage Flare Star will do every time Gau casts it. Note that the + symbol
indicates the target is weak to Fire and damage cannot be doubled with the

 - Doom Gaze           9999 +
 - Ice Drgn            9999 +
 - Tritoch             9920 +
 - Umaro               5280 + 
 - Storm Drgn          5920  
 - SrBehemoth (Undead) 7840 +
 - SrBehemoth (Living) 6880 +
 - Chadarnook (Demon)  6560 + 
 - Master Pug          5840  
 - KatanaSoul          4880 
 - Goddess             5440  
 - Atma                5360  
 - Guardian            5360  
 - Gold Drgn           4960  
 - Skull Drgn          9920 +
 - Kefka               5680  

  Casts Ice3, inherent Float, absorbs Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Earth,
  Water, weakness against Fire

While not the best defensive Rage in the game, Woolly absorbs a striking
number of elements while still rocking something of a dangerous spell in Ice 3.
Woolly can be tough to track down, both inside the Zone Eater and on the
Veldt, but once you have it, you have it. Sadly lacking the Death protection,
but you can plug that Fire weakness with a Snow Muffler. 

  Magic Urn
  Casts Cure3, absorbs all elements, Death protection 

Magic Urn is as tankish as you get without having to resort to the madness that
is Intangir. With eight kinds of elemental absorption (all of 'em), status
protection to everything that can be protected including from including Death
and Cure 3 for attack, it's unlikely anything will be able to take down a
Magic Urn Rager, especially when he's wearing a Snow Muffler.

Magic Urn is simply the best Rage & Run Rage you'll be able to find. If Magic
Urn doesn't protect you, nothing will. 

There's not really a lot to say about Magic Urn. It works like a charm, it can
be obtained as soon as you get your hands on the Falcon (if you do so, you'll
single out the Magic Urn monster formation in its pack, so you're bound to run
into it on the Veldt in a short time) and Cure 3 is just nice to have, even if
it does have to deal with uncontrollable healing issues (never the right one,

   White Drgn
   Casts Pearl, absorbs Pearl, Death protection

Pearl isn’t as powerful as Bolt3 coming from Punisher or Aero coming from
Harpiai, but White Drgn has more status immunities and Death protection on the
defensive side. Also, should the Rager encounter the Muddle status or a 
Reflective enemy, he’ll just heal himself with the spell. 

  Casts Fire3, weakness to Ice, Death protection

Death Protection and Fire3. If you need a Fire-element this Rage is your best
bet unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences of a Merton spell. 
Just plain a very solid contender without any gross downsides and a very
respectable attack. 

  Doom Drgn
  Casts N. Cross, inherent Float, Death protection

Not quite as cheap as NightShade, Doom Drgn nevertheless gives us a move that 
will be of great help in every battle, having the power to stop every enemy in 
its tracks by giving it the Freeze status using N. Cross. Unlike Charm, Freeze 
wears off after a period of time (34 intervals using the same intervals as 
Condemned), and it's instantly dispelled when the target is struck by a fire-
elemental move (If the Final Fantasy series have thought us anything, it's 
that Fire melts Ice). N. Cross has a Hit Rate of 90, which sounds a bit better 
that the Hit Rate of Charm. However, there is one major thing keeping us from 
adoring N. Cross, which is it's special effect. With 0% Mblock, there's a 10 % 
chance it will miss, which will give you that perky 'miss' message. But after 
the game has decided in your favor that the move *did* land, there's still a 
50 % chance that it will not do anything. Even when the move doesn't do 
anything due to that there will be no such notification as a 'miss' message, 
and as Freeze has no visual effects on monster you can never be for sure it 
worked until you sit around and watch the target do nothing for a good while. 

Which you shouldn't be doing in a tough battle as there's still a 50 % chance 
he's about to pummel your asses all the way back to Switzerland :)

NightShade can be encountered fairly quickly, Doom Drgn appears only in 
Kekfa's fortress. NightShade has, all in all, a 80 % chance of working, Doom
Drgn only a 45 % one. And the results of Charm are better than that of N. Cross.
I'll admit NightShade is the cheaper trick out of the two, but let me tell you 
something: had it not been for NightShade, this baby would have gotten all the
glory. The glory it so rightfully deserves. Despite killing the challenge of
the game, that is!

  Evil Oscar
  Casts Bio, absorbs Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth and Water,
  weakness to Fire

If you have both Woolly and Magic Urn, Evil Oscar is somewhere in between.
It absorbs Pearl-elemental attacks while Woolly does not and casts Bio,
providing more offence than Magic Urn. It’s easier to encounter than Woolly
as well. A primarily defensive Rage if you need one. 

  Casts Merton, inherent Float, absorbs Poison

Merton is a barrier-piercing Fire/Wind-elemental spell. It's only inferior to
Ultima in sheer damage and it's unblockable. The big-ass downside is the fact 
it hits every target on the screen, including your own party members. If this 
is something you prepared for using Flame Shlds and the like this will be a 
Ultima/full-party Cure3 all rolled into one wonderful move. If you haven't 
prepared, you die.

  Casts Shock, weakness against Poison, Death protection

Stray Cat may be popular, but there is no Rage that has so many fans for a 
reason that's not necessary strategy-related as the Retainer Rage. From 
Martin Luther King to JFK, everybody likes dead people, and the late
Imperial General Leo Christophe is no exception to that rule. His special skill
was Shock, and that's exactly what Gau will do when using this Rage with
Death protection. It’s like Harpiai’s Aero, only non-elemental. 

  Casts Pearl Wind, weakness against Ice and Water, Death protection

If you need a regular healer then Vectaur is the Rage for you. Less competent
Healing spells such as Cure2 tend to hit the wrong target(s), and with Pearl
Wind you’re guaranteed to hit all your characters. Pearl Wind will heal the 
entire party with the amount of the caster's current HP, and with Gau's
inherent tank abilities in the WoR I dare say it's a rare occasion that Gau's
HP will be too low to make the Pearl Wind turn a wasted effort. 

  Casts Roulette, Death protection

Roulette is an oddball move that will, most likely, appear to you as yet
another Lore which usefulness is in the gutter. On a Veteran Rager, however,
it's pretty brilliant. Because Roulette is carried out differently when used
by a character with auto-aiming (Sketch, Rage, etc.) Roulette simply transforms
into an unblockable Doom spell. Heck, it's capable of killing a Cactrot! 

  11.0 Boss strategies

Table of Contents:

 11.1	 Air Force, Laser Gun, MissileBay, Speck
 11.2	 Allo Ver
 11.3	 Atma
 11.4	 AtmaWeapon
 11.5	 Blue Drgn
 11.6	 Chadarnook
 11.7	 Chupon, Ultros
 11.8	 Cranes
 11.9	 Curley, Larry, Moe
 11.10	 Dadaluma
 11.11	 Dirt Drgn
 11.12	 Doom
 11.13	 Doom Gaze
 11.14	 Face, Long Arm, Short Arm (final battle, tier 1)
 11.15	 Gigantos
 11.16	 Girl, Sleep (final battle, tier 3)
 11.17	 Goddess
 11.18	 Gold Drgn
 11.19	 Guardian
 11.20	 Hidon
 11.21	 Hit, Tools, Magic, Tiger (final battle, tier 2)
 11.22	 Ice Drgn
 11.23	 Ifrit, Shiva
 11.24	 Inferno
 11.25	 KatanaSoul
 11.26	 Kefka (Narshe)
 11.27	 Kefka (final battle, final tier)
 11.28	 Master Pug
 11.29	 Number 024
 11.30	 Number 128
 11.31	 Poltrgeist
 11.32	 Presenter
 11.33	 Pugs
 11.34	 Red Dragon
 11.35	 Rider
 11.36	 Skull Drgn
 11.37	 SrBehemoth & SrBehemoth
 11.38	 Storm Drgn
 11.39	 Telstar
 11.40	 Tritoch
 11.41	 Ultros (Opera House)
 11.42	 Umaro
 11.43	 White Drgn
 11.44	 Wrexsoul

  11.1     Air Force, Laser Gun, MissileBay, Speck

Enemies: Air Force, Laser Gun, MissileBay, Speck

Attacks      : Tek Laser, Diffuser, Atomic Ray, Missile, Launcher, WaveCannon

Enemy: Air Force
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water 

Status ailment weaknesses: None
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Laser Gun
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water 

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: MissileBay
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water 

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Speck
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water 

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Runic

Weapon: Not available

This is one of the tougher battles in the game, and because this battle is all 
about being hit hard and hitting hard to answer the threat, many a Low Level 
Gamer or Single Character Gamer has been tormented by its very existence. The 
battle will start with Air Force and its two little helpers, Laser Gun (Tek 
Laser, Atomic Ray) and MissileBay (Missile and Launcher). As soon as one of 
the small guns dies, a Speck will be created that absorbs all spells 
vulnerable to Runic and the Air Force will gain Haste status and switch from
its normal attack pattern to a countdown of 5, performing WaveCannon when it 
hits zero. WaveCannon is not your friend!

Rhinox       Life3

Rhinox is a tank in this battle, either being immune (Missile, Launcher) or 
absorbing (Tek Laser, Diffuser, WaveCannon) all spells directed at him. There 
are two downsides. First, this Rage has pathetic offense, so this will be a 
long battle for a Gau SCC. Also, Atomic Ray can still hurt Gau. Focus all your
offenses where possible on Laser Gun. As soon as he's down, the battle is 
yours. You might want to grab a snack and discover the meaning of life while 
he's busy. Plenty of time. 

Intangir     Pep Up

Just a quick note on this awesome beast: if you have a character which can
use Mute, do so on Gau and engage Intangir. Pep Up, while Muted, won't do
anything for your fellow party members, but Intangir does everything Rhinox
does *and* absorbs Atomic Ray. While technically protected against Missile
and Launcher, the inherent Clear status makes sure they will still hit and
damage. Not to worry, though: Intangir is immune to Seizure, so he won't
die from it unless your HP ever reaches 1. Which it won't due to crazy
constant healing from Tek Laser, Diffuser and Atomic Ray.

Chimera      Aqua Rake

Chimera doesn't absorb anything, but he does have Death protection for the 
Missile and Launcher attacks, and has an offense which is far superior to 
Rhinox. Aqua Rake will do massive damage due to the Water weakness of all 
four monsters and can't be absorbed by Speck. Probably your best in a normal,
functional team.

  11.2     Allo Ver

Enemies: Allo Ver

Attacks      : Doom, Condemned, Atomic Ray

Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Petrify, Death, Condemned, Confuse, 
                           Seizure, Slow
Special: !Dead End (sets Wound)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Fire Rod, Scimitar, Pearl Lance

If there ever was a monster which is most likely to be fought with Gau, it's
Allo Ver. You meet him right after you start exploring the Cave of the Veldt,
guarding the Tiger Fangs. Allo Ver would have given you a nice Rage which I
definitely would have advised against foes such as Hidon, but as a challenge
he is laughable. 

Lich         Fire2

Move the cursor over the Rage command. Press whatever action button of your
choice. Find the Lich Rage, it's all the way at the bottom. Use the action
button again using downward pressure of one of your fingers (which you had
previously placed on the button). You just won this battle. Lich is healed
by every single one of the moves Allo Ver uses. I can safely say that after
engaging a Lich Rager, this monster's smoldering remains will be All oVer 
the place ;)

Dark Wind    Break

Instant-death attack, lack of Death protection and Petrify protection, Hit
Rage, etc. Dark Wind gets the job done. Atomic Ray shouldn't show its ugly
face unless you're astronomically unlucky and you could always equip a Wall
Ring if you're frightened about Doom. It'll heal and revive Allo Ver, but
this Rage doesn't depend on the damage you're doing anyway, so it's no issue.

  11.3     Atma

Enemies: Atma

Attacks      : Battle, Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, S. Cross, N. Cross, Cleansweep, 
               Quake, Meteor, Flare Star, Ultima

Absorbs      : Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None 

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Seizure, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Ragnarok, Wing Edge, Fire Rod/Ice Rod/Thunder Rod

Atma is a totally optional boss, and I think it's sad there really isn't any 
point in fighting him whatsoever. Not even a rare item you couldn't get in 
another way than fighting this thing. But the sprite is neat, and so is the 
music, so we'll bother with him anyway. Atma absorbs any of the non-basic 
elements, so you're only bet is non-elemental damage and Fire/Ice/Lightning. 
There's little to say as the attacks he performs are great in number and 
versatility. Ultima stands out here. After he has been damaged 12 times he'll 
start pumping himself up for Ultima, so it's best to take him out as quickly 
as possible. Note that Atma, unlike AtmaWeapon, is *not* Floating. 

Woolly       Ice3

Woolly is a Rage I'll be repeating a lot, as it's basically a lesser version 
of Magic Pot with a more offensive perspective on life. He'll absorb anything 
for you but Pearl (no special reaction) and Fire, which is the weakness. With 
the Fire element being Atma's favorite, this is *not* an option if you don't 
have a Flame Shld for Gau to equip. If so, then this is preferable over Magic 
Urn by miles. 

Magic Urn    Cure3

Defensively, only Magic Urn comes close to full protection. Granted, you won't
like Meteor, but you'll survive. If you get really unlucky, he might even use 
a Meteor and another Meteor on the next turn, but you should even survive that
and you'll absorb the next attack no matter what. This Rage goes nicely with a
Wall Ring as everything that can be reflected will hurt Atma. The Battle 
attacks might not be strong enough to finish Atma in 12 hits, so you could eat
an Ultima with this Rage if you lack other characters. Thankfully, reflected 
spells don't add to the "12-hits to Ultima" thing, so combine this with the 
Rage & Run strategy for optimum results. 

  11.4     AtmaWeapon

Enemies: AtmaWeapon

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Flare, Blaze, Bio, Quake, Meteo, Fire2, Mind 
               Blast, Quartr, Rasp, W Wind, Flare Star

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None 

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Seizure, Slow
Special: !Full Power (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Not available

AtmaWeapon is the sum of all your troubles you met in the WoB. Gather ye the 
powers you gained over the first half of the game and display them here to 
take on your worst nightmare, my friends. AtmaWeapon has several nasty tricks 
in his arsenal, of which Death-based attacks, Flare and Fire-elemental spells 
are his favorite. Also, there's Mind Blast, an AtmaWeapon-exclusive move that
can set a wide variety of status ailments, of which Zombie, Poison, Imp, 
Petrify, Condemned, Mute, Berserk, Muddle, and Stop are the worst. There's 
really no protection short of a Ribbon, so cross your fingers and hope you 
won't meet it. No such thing as Magic Urn yet, and no such thing as 
NightShade, or Doom Drgn. We'll have to *think* here. Or I have to do so, you 
can just read the bloody Guide, you lazy bastard. When HP is low enough he'll 
get flashy, self-apply Safe, Shell and Haste and use Flare Star and Mind
Blast and the like. Rage & Run will protect you from these spells, but it's a 
tedious strategy. Finally, do note that Atma and AtmaWeapon share an exact 
same set of status protections :)

Chimera      Aqua Rake

Aqua Rake is still a strong spell, especially when targeted on a single 
monster. Chimera has Death protection going for it, which should help against 
Quartr and W Wind. Not much to say, really. If you have Edgar there's a 25 % 
shot at nailing a weakness for this move, so give that a shot if you will. 
Wall Ring is a must here for Flare, Bio, Fire2 and Rasp. 

Ing          Lifeshaver

Ing hails from the Cave of the Sealed Gate, and  absorb Fire rather than being 
weak to it. With inherent Float and Poison absorption, that takes care of five
spells of Atma, including Flare Star. Lifeshaver sucks back any HP loss you 
might have when you cast it (it's insanely strong). A combo of Quartr and a 
physical attack can still do Ing Gau in, but together with a Wall Ring this Rage
is a very good way of winning this fight. 

  11.5     Blue Drgn

Enemies: Blue Drgn

Attacks      : Battle, Acid Rain, Aqua Rake, Flash Rain, CleanSweep, Rippler
Absorbs      : Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning 

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Slow
Special: !Hit (drains MP)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Thunder Rod

One of the eight Elemental Dragons, the Blue Drgn is obviously the dragon of 
water. By far one of the easier dragons around, its attacks are all blockable 
and Water-elemental, save for Rippler which you don't have to worry about. 
Just avoid having the Haste status and it won't show up to steal your Rage 
from you, which it can due to a bug. Anyway, if you're playing a LLG get 128% 
Mblock and it won't matter what Rage you pick as long as it's not self-
destructive or Water-elemental.

Aspik        Giga Volt

Pick this Rage and you're set. It absorbs Water-elemental attacks and uses 
Giga Volt to inflict insane amounts of Lightning-elemental damage to wreak 
havoc upon Lightning-hater Blue Drgn. There's really nothing to it. 

Trilium      Bio

The ticket in a LLG, Trilium's Bio will poison Blue Drgn. With Water-absorbing
evildom, you can just sit back and relax while seeing Blue Drgn engage his 
final battle with green goop. 

  11.6     Chadarnook

Enemies: Chadarnook, Chadarnook (Starlet form)

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Bolt2, Bolt3, Flash Rain, Charm, Lullaby, 

Enemy: Chadarnook
Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Slow
Special: !Hit (sets Condemned, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Chadarnook (Starlet form)
Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Slow
Special: !Doom Kiss(sets Condemned, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Pearl Lance

Chararnook is a fiendish fiend who has taken over a picture of Starlet. The 
mission objective is simple. Capture the Radar Dome! But in the meantime, you 
still have a boss battle on your hands which can turn sour on those who don't 
quite know what to do when. If it isn't clear (it wasn't to me for some time), 
Chadarnook lives in the Starlet painting, which has also been given life like 
the other paintings in Owzer's Mansion. Now Starlet, while beating the crap
out of you with sneaky spells such as Charm and Phantasm, is an expensive
painting which you don't want to kill (ruin). So only attack when the
Chadarnook demon comes out to inflict pain upon you. That should stop the
Starlet painting from being alive and Charming! If you can't smell Rage & Run
in the air, you haven't been paying attention. :D

White Drgn   Pearl

This is quite possibly the best choice you have, provided you can back this up 
with a Thunder Shld. He'll absorb anything but Flash Rain (and either the 
Titanium or the Snow Muffler helps there). Lullaby will just put the Rager to 
sleep which is only dangerous if he can also hurt you while you're snoozing, 
and Charm...well, White Drgn absorbs its own attack. The physical attack will 
hurt the Rager, but not with a Pearl Lance or Pearl Rod equipped. On the 
offensive, any Pearl-elemental attack will heal Chadarnook (Starlet) and do 
massive amounts of damage against the demon. In an SCC, a Wall Ring makes 
sure that even while Gau is Charmed, he will be damaging Chardarnook.

SrBehemoth   Fire3

The alternative Rage. Being undead, this baby will eat Condemned for breakfast 
and will gain maximum HP from it again. Just like a real breakfast. Fire3
hurts both Chadarnook monsters, but that's not too bad. Caveat! There's Charm
which will turn Fire3 against the Rager. And he'll be weak against it if he
doesn't have protective gear of some kind! There's a Wall Ring for times like
these, my friend. Fire3 will bounce off to inflict hurt upon the monster. I
told you about Rage & Run...when the Starlet painting shows her pretty face,
hold those buttons until the demon comes back. This one needs a Thunder Shld
as well. 

Vaporite     Blaze

The same as the SrBehemoth, but it doesn't need that Wall Ring. Playing a 
"don't buy Wall Rings" game that is so shockingly popular these days? Might 
try this one. Do equip a Flame Shld should you find yourself in Blazes due to 
Charm. Rage & Run for Starlet, should you have forgotten it.  

  11.7     Chupon, Ultros

Enemies: Chupon, Ultros

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire Ball, Sneeze, Tentacle

Enemy: Chupon
Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Mute, Berserk, Sleep, Slow, Stop
Special: !Imp Goo (sets Poison, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Ultros
Absorbs      : Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Slow
Special: !OctopusInk (sets Dark)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

This is the last battle which features Ultros. Trust him. He's pathetic in 
this battle, both stat-wise and attack-wise. Chupon and Ultros complement each 
other nicely: Chupon absorbs Fire where Ultros is weak against it, and Chupon 
is weak against Water where Ultros is healed by it. Also note the sudden
Poison-elemental weakness coming from Ultros, which he for no particularly good
reason now has rather than a Lightning weakness. Not very logical. A mistake?
Shmaybe, but it's not the point of this Guide so I won't address it after
this. Except for taking advantage of it. >:)

Mag Roader   Bio

This is the Purple one we're talking about, mind you, not the ever-elusive red 
one. Bio feeds off the poison weakness Ultros has, and this Rage also protects 
against the physical attacks with the Inherent Safe. However, there is a 
weakness against Fire to consider, and Fire Ball can take vicious advantage of
that with you lacking any kind of Flame Shld or other goodies. 

Stray Cat    !Catscratch (Battle x 4)

PATHETIC defenses, these guys have. And Stray Cat is just the ticket to take 
advantage of that. A Stray Cat is pretty much always a good enough option, but 
with physical defenses like these, you'll be doing a lot of damage very
quickly. No Safe, no absorbing going on, but it's !Catscratch and you love

Coelecite    Magnitude8

Should you have this Rage, it'll be nice to you. You'd think that at least 
Chupon would be Floating, but he isn't so Coelecite's Magnitude8, the
strongest multi-target spell Gau can use at this point, will hit both for
heavy damage. Also, Coelecite will absorb Chupon's Fire Ball. 

ChickenLip   Quake 

Last suggestion, I promise. As neither Chupon nor Ultros is floating, Quake 
will connect and it will *hurt*. It will also hurt you, by the way, so unless 
you have Gaia Gear on everybody I'm not recommending this Rage. If you do have 
it, this is the best thing you can do as Fire protection is nice, but 600 HP 
worth of healing 50 % of the time Gau attacks beats Fire Ball-healing, and 
that's the way it is.

  11.8     Cranes

Enemies: Crane, Crane

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire, Bolt, Fire2, Bolt2, TekBarrier, 
               Magnitude8, Fire3, Giga Volt

Enemy: Crane (left)

Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow
Special: !Iron Ball (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Crane (right)

Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow
Special: !Iron Ball (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Caught in a nasty pincer, these two mechanical wenches show that yes indeed, 
machines can be powerful opponents. Not only do they pound you with fairly 
impressive attacks, they also charge each other to unleash attacks you 
*really* don't want to have directed at your party right now, being Fire3 
and Giga Volt. Plus, there's Magnitude8, an attack that will connect when 
you don't have the Float status once the battle has reached 60 seconds of 
time. And finally there's TekBarrier, a self-targeted attack which sets 
both Reflect and Safe. It all sounds nasty enough, so can Gau help us out 
in this battle involving ....(drum roll)....Double Trouble?

Anguiform    Aqua Rake

Risky yet AWEsome. I really wish I would have Chimera here for you, but you 
can't get that Rage until after you got your airship, and this battle is all 
about getting it in the first place. Anguiform will have to do. There's only 
one reason why you should want this Rage, and it's called Aqua Rake. Single-
targeted and super-effective against both Cranes, it's a massive attack which
 - provided your level is decent - will kill a single Crane in one hit.
But with this Rage comes a great weakness, and that's Anguiform's weakness 
against Lightning. The left Crane can target Gau with a Bolt2 and kill him in 
a single hit. Choosing this Rage will make sure the battle is over soon, at 
least that much is true. :P

HadesGigas   Magnitude8 

The Cranes are not Floating, so this spell works wonders here. It'll hit for 
100 Base Power where only Giga Volt surpasses that at this point, a Rage 
that's not very practical with the left Crane absorbing that spell and using 
it to charge up for its own Giga Volt. So yeah, it's not quite as strong as 
Anguiform, but quite a lot safer, especially if your level isn't that 

  11.9     Curley, Larry, Moe

Enemies: Curley, Larry, Moe 

Attacks      : Battle, Fire2, Fire3, Ice2, Ice3, Bolt2, Bolt3, Slow, Mute,
Stop, Delta Hit, Cure2, Rflect, Safe, Shell, Haste, Pearl Wind, Life2

Enemy: Curley

Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Sleep
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Larry 

Absorbs      : Ice, Wind
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Death, Condemned, Mute, Muddle, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Moe

Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Berserk, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Sniper

A very fun fight indeed, this is. All three little incubus rascals live their 
lives with the Float status, so the Sniper is the perfect weapon to take 
horrible amounts of advantage out of that. There are two things to consider 
in this battle. If Curley is still alive and spots a brother biting the dust, 
he'll use Life2. If Larry takes more than 6 Magic hits and isn't in a
formation of three (one is down), he'll flee. If he's the last monster, the
battle is over; else he'll reappear after a while. 

Enuo         CleanSweep

If you look at the above stats, you'll see that the strongest of the three is 
Curley, who also happens to be the one you want down first. He has a weakness 
against Water-elemental attacks. Aqua Rake is not an option as it's both Water 
and Wind-elemental and Larry would absorb it. CleanSweep is the best bet, but 
there's more to Enuo: inherent Reflect takes care of the majority of the enemy 
offenses. Sadly Enuo is not protected against Petrify, so you might want to 
equip a Jewel Ring, Ribbon or Safety Bit for Delta hit.  

  11.10     Dadaluma

Enemies: Dadaluma, Iron Fist x2 

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Item (Tonic, Potion), Throw (Dirk, 
MithrilKnife), Jump, Safe, Shock Wave, Steal

Enemy: Dadaluma

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Imp, Mute, Sleep, Slow and Stop
Special: !Sweep (sets Seizure, Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Iron Fist

Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Zombie, Poison, Clear, Imp, Petrify, Wound, 
                           Condemned, Mute, Berserk, Muddle, Seizure, Sleep, 
                           Slow and Stop
Special: !Knee Kick (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Dadaluma is supposedly the leader of the Zozo gang of thieves and erotic 
dancers, and is a cross between a martial artist and a thief when you look at
his moves. If you try to Steal from him, he'll try to steal right back 
(like the Harvester monsters), and with mainly physical attacks, Shock Wave 
and the ability to whistle for two Iron Fist buddies he seems like a Duncan
student gone to the Dark Side. Taunt him enough and he'll slip three healing 
potions down his throat and cast Safe on himself, pumping himself up a little.
But the real threat comes after either three Fight commands or two Magic 
spells, as he'll Throw two daggers your way which WILL kill you if you're not
under the influence of Clear. 

One tip about the Dadaluma: assuming you have either Edgar or Gau in your
party (and if you don't have the latter, why are you reading this?), try
confusing some Gabbldegak monsters on your way to the final battle. They
will cast Vanish on you, which is a great help as it will make you immune
to everything but Shock Wave (which will get rid of the immunity, CLEARly).
It'll be hard to get all four party members under Clear as Vanish on a Cleared
target will lift the status again and you can't control what target the 
Gabblegak will pick. Be happy with three, that's not entirely out of reach :)

Trilium      Bio

Bio is the second-best Poison-elemental spell in the game, and as the 
strongest one, Pois. Frog, is too elusive to make good use of, Bio will aid
you throughout the game. And guess what: this spell is accessibly this early
by Gau the Wonderchild. With Dadaluma's glaring weakness against Poison and
it obviously ignoring Safe, Bio will destroy Dadaluma very quickly. It will 
heal Iron Fist monsters, agreed, but who cares about those zeroes?

Areneid      !Numb (sets Stop)

You have no idea how disgustingly cheap Gau's Stop Specials appear to me
while I'm writing this. Seriously, how much more Primordite and Areneid
descriptions can I give? Either of them will Stop Dadaluma in his tracks,
preventing any kind of dangerous moves from his side. It's a little iffy
if you don't have strong characters to back Gau up on this one, but either
Rage will prevent a Game Over. 

  11.11     Dirt Drgn

Enemies: Dirt Drgn

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Quake, Magnitude8, Slide, 50 GS

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Wind, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Sleep, Slow
Special: !Honed Tusk (Battle x 5)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Sniper, Poison Claw (LLG), Blossom

That Opera Stage background simply was too cool to only use for a single
fight, don't you think? Square apparently did, as they stashed a dragon here
for no apparent reason. Heck, what does it matter? You can win a Magus Rod,
and Dirt Drgn is actually one of the tougher battles if you don't know what
you're doing. If you *do* know what you're doing, this guy's easy. Let's get

Harpiai      Aero

Aero is simply the strongest wind-elemental attack you're going to get on a 
Rage with inherent Float. Hornet comes to mind as a possible puny Wind God,
but it's really not a fair match between the two. With inherent Float, 50 GS
can't bring you down and Aero will hurt a bundle. The only thing standing
between Gau and ultimate and guaranteed victory are Battle and Special attacks.
Dirt Drgn has quite the devastating Special, but 255 Defense, something you'll
have for this fight, will make sure it won't harm Gau whatsoever. LLG, NMG, you
name it: Harpiai with a 255 Defense Gau is a strategy that's infallible in this

Ninja        Water Edge

If you happen to have missed Harpiai and you just can't find him on the Veldt,
Ninja will do the trick just as nicely. Water Edge won't deliver as hard a
blow as Aero will, but invulnerable is invulnerable and time isn't of the
essence. If you hadn't figured it out already, Ninja has inherent Float, so
with that 255 Defense you win. Water Edge still takes advantage of an
elemental weakness.

Mind Candy   !SleepSting (sets Sleep, no physical damage)

If you're keen on keeping your other characters alive as well, Mind Candy is
a good option. Inherent Float = Yay, but it's Mind Candy's attack which will
rule the day: It will use its Special, !SleepSting. Dirt Drgn will doze off,
giving plenty of opportunity to kick in with your miscellaneous Bum Rush/etc.

  11.12    Doom

Enemies: Doom

Attacks      : Special, Ice3, N. Cross, Absolute0, R. Polarity, Targetting, 
Absorbs      : Ice, Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Pearl 

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Slow
Special: !Demon Rage (Battle x 4, unblockable)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Wing Edge

Doom is one of the three goddesses, and under normal circumstances the easiest
opponent out of the three in my opinion. Her battle style is simple. She will
start off by using two strong Ice-elemental attacks and N. Cross. When her HP
is low enough, she will gain Haste, Image and Reflect status and will start
nullifying random elements while Targetting a single character and following
by releasing an unblockable physical attack. Ice-elemental and physical
attacks, where's the challenge for a Snow Muffler Gau?

Prussian     Land Slide

While you may want to take horrible advantage of the weakness against Pearl,
keep in mind that not only will she give herself the Reflect status, she'll
also try to nullify the element. Land Slide is a non-elemental, magical attack
which'll push straight through both Image and Reflect. Combine it with the
Snow Muffler you should be wearing and increase that defense to 255 and you
cannot lose. 

Luridan      Land Slide

This Rage will perform like Prussian in every slightly relevant way in this 
battle. Land Slide, needs a Snow Muffler, etcetera. 

Toe Cutter   Shrapnel

Should you be pro-animal rights and/or simply thinking furries are disgusting, 
Toe Cutter will make for an Ice-element absorbing Rage which doesn't need the
Snow Muffler. Shrapnel is weaker, yet non-elemental and magical. Too bad that 
Doom has a filthy high magical defense, but you'll survive long enough to see 
Shrapnel bringing her down.

  11.13     Doom Gaze

Enemies: Doom Gaze

Attacks      : Battle, Ice3, Doom, L. 5 Doom, Aero, Escape         
Absorbs      : Ice, Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl 

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear
Special: !Bane Claw (sets Poison, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: Float, Shell, Safe

Weapon: Sniper, Pearl Lance, Valiantknife

Doom Gaze soars through the sky and attacks you. It's your job to attack it 
right back. Attack it right in the eye! His battle pattern is very short, very
easy to understand and very solid. He starts off with L. 5 Doom, uses two 
rounds in which he can use Doom, Aero or Ice3, and then he'll have a 66% at
using Escape. If not, he'll do two more rounds, another chance at escaping,
etcetera. As he has permanent inherent Safe, Shell and Float, he'll be hard
to hit with a lot of force....but Gau can handle him. 

Io           Flare Star

Io is one of more popular Rages, but no matter how flashy Flare Star looks
it's still not your best bet in practically any fight. Here, however, Io
stands firm. Flare Star is a fire-elemental move of which the damage depends
on the target's level. Then, the total damage is split between the number of
targets, like GPRain. With Doom Gaze, the damage would be always 5440. Factor
on his weakness against fire, and you'll have a 9999-damage attack at ANY level
Gau casts it. Io nullifies Wind-elemental attacks as well. Combine with a Wall
Ring for Doom and Ice3 and you're invincible. As long as L. 5 Doom doesn't
kill you.

Cephaler     !Husk (Battle x 1.5)

Cephaler doesn't have any elemental attributes which are relevant in this 
fight, nor does he have something that would really pin Doom Gaze down. But
with Death Protection, the possibility opens to combine this Rage with a 
Thunder Shld and a Snow Muffler, making him immune to all of Doom Gaze's 
attack. Both of these items will make him unstoppable when combined with any 
Rage with Death protection, but should you have a Merit Award this might just
be the most powerful one. The Sniper will take advantage of Float, the Pearl
Lance will take advantage of the elemental weakness, and the Valiantknife
will piece through the Safe which Doom Gaze has. Take your pick. Note that Red
Wolf will work just as well here (Cephaler and Red Wolf are the only Rages who
combine a Special with Death protection). 

  11.14     Face, Long Arm, Short Arm (final battle, tier 1)

Enemies: Face, Long Arm, Short Arm

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Safe, Haste, Quake, Shock Wave, Dread, 
               R.Polariy, Magnitude8  
Enemy: Face   
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Earth
Weak against : Fire 

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark
Special: !Slip Hit (sets Seizure, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Long Arm
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Wind

Status ailment weaknesses: Petrify, Wound, Berserk
Special: !Red Claw (drains HP, Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Short Arm
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Mute, Berserk, Seizure
Special: !VacuumWave (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Tempest, Wing Edge

This is the first tier of the final battle, and while it looks like one
massive demon you will actually battle with three targets. Face is obviously
the head of the creature which is visible, Long Arm is the lower-left target
and Short Arm is the lower-right target. Long Arm will just attack using
physical attacks and the occasional Shock Wave, Short Arm will attack
physically only, and the Face is where the brain is located: it will be mostly
non-offensive for the first part of the battle, using R. Polarity and some
Safe and Haste-casting on the Arms. At lower HP he will start using Dread and
Magnitude8, and when he's the last one to fall he'll say goodbye with a Quake

Stray Cat    !Catscratch (Battle x 4)

A very quick mentioning of the Wind God possibility is deserved here, also
because the next battle will suit a Wind God equally well. Three targets, of
which one is weak against Wind-elemental attacks. Should you want to go for
this option, you'll want to equip a Ribbon (also given the next battle). 
A Stray Cat Rage can also feature an Offering and Wing Edge combination, and
given the fact that one part is susceptible to instant-death will make for one
happy Stray Cat. Inferior to the Wind God, though. By miles. Use Float to
avoid being killed by Earth-elemental violence. 

Woolly       Ice3

Provided you're all Snow Muffler'd up, the physical attacks won't be a
problem. Even without, they remain physical attacks that can be easily
defended against (unless your name is Gogo and your handicap is not having
a Merit Award). Shock Wave is simply too weak to worry about, so it comes down
to Dread and the Earth-elemental attacks. Woolly has Petrify protection and
absorbs Earth-based attacks, and Ice3 is a nice enough offense. More on the
defense then Stray Cat is, but preferable on low levels. 

Vectagoyle   Aqua Rake

One hand is weak against Water, the other against Wind. If you have a strong
Fire-elemental magic caster to back you up on Face Aqua Rake will put the
hurt on this monster party. Vectagoyle, on the defense, is immune against
Petrify. Cast Float to protect from Magnitude8 and Quake. 

  11.15     Gigantos

Enemies: Gigantos

Attacks      : Battle, Special

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Imp, Petrify, Death,
                           Condemned, Mute, Berserk, Confuse, Slow, Stop
Special: !Throat Jab (Battle x 5)
Inherent Status: Safe

Weapon: Not available

You'd think that a monster with just two attacks up his sleeve, both physical,
can hardly be a challenge. And you'd be right! Summoning Phantom before the
battle renders you invisible and invincible, he dies instantly from every
death-based attack including L. 5 Doom and he lacks any kind of worthwhile
status immunities. What can Gau do?

Dark Wind    Break

I've recommended it Allo Ver, and I'll recommend it on Rider. Break is the
most accurate instant-death attack Gau can perform at the moment (and ever,
actually), and because Gigantos both lacks Death protection and Petrify
protection, Gigantos will quickly resemble the Colossus of Rhodos. 

Which lies in ruins, mind you.

Mag Roader   Bio

This Rage has everything you can possibly ask from a WoB Rage against a
monster such as Gigantos. Inherent Safe to absorb those physical attacks
should you have forgotten to summon Phantom before the battle, an extremely
strong Bio spell against a foe who is weak against the element, has exactly
1 Magic Defense and is vulnerable to the Poison status. With these kinds
of defenses, Gigantos will quickly resemble Goliath.

*After* he was slain, that is.

  11.16     Girl, Sleep (final battle, tier 3)

Enemies: Girl, Sleep

Attacks      : Battle, Special, W Wind, Condemned, Merton, Meteo, Pearl Wind,

Enemy: Girl 
Absorbs      : Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: None
Special: !Calmness (sets Sleep, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Sleep
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: None
Special: !Calmness (sets Wound, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Sniper

This is the third tier of the Final Battle. Girl is the angelic head, Sleep
the blue guy who'd do well in the era of Baroque. Girl absorbs all elements
and can be very hard to kill provided you don't have the right stuff, Sleep
pummels the party with spells such as W Wind, Merton and Train, an unblockable
move which sets Dark and Mute. Girl will continue to heal the enemy party with
Pearl Wind. If she's still alive when Sleep dies, she'll just cast Life2 on
him. If you're confused by the fact that Girl is both absorbing as well as
weak against all elements, that's to protect her from the Debilitator,
which'll have no effect on her. 

Red Wolf     !Rush (Battle x 1.5)

I advised Cephaler earlier while mentioning that Red Wolf was just as good; 
Red Wolf is immune to Mute and Sleep and has Death protection. Combine with
a Flame Shld for Merton, and you're aptly protected against most of the
attacks sent your way. Use a Merit Award and combine with a Sniper to take
advantage of both the targets their Floating nature. Sleep won't start using
Meteo until he reaches 10240 HP, so Rage & Run is a godly tip for LLG players
out there.

Tyranosaur   Meteo

Like Red Wolf, only with Meteo rather then a devastating physical attack you
can combine with the Offering. Meteo, on the other hand, will always target
the entire enemy party and will target Girl more often. Girl has got to go 
first, so that's definitely a plus for this fight. Needs a Flame Shld just
like Red Wolf does. 

NightShade   Charm

While being ALWAYS cheap, this Rage gets bonus points here for turning an
instant-death Special against the enemy party. And it has all the required
status protections and Death protection, only needing a Flame Shld to complete

  11.17     Goddess

Enemies: Goddess

Attacks      : Battle, Bolt2, Bolt3, Flash Rain, Quasar, Charm, Love Token,
               Lullaby, Overcast

Absorbs      : Lightning, Pearl
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Haste, Shell

Weapon: Wing Edge, Valiantknife, Fire Rod, Ice, Rod

Goddess is one of the most clever fighters out there. She knows that she can
try and smother you in powerful attacks, but you'll just be absorbing them.
Instead, she realizes the horrific potential of Charm and Love Token, not to
mention the horror that is Overcast. All in all not a great problem if you
can smack her very hard and very fast, but if you can't you're in for some
major trouble. What can Gau do to relieve your misery? Note that R & R is
very advisable in an LLG here; Rage and Run will outlive Quasar until she has
no energy to cast it. 

Didalos      Merton

Combined with a Flame Shld, Merit Award, Wall Ring and Snow Muffler, the 
Didalos Rager knows no enemies in this battle. Quasar, while painful, will
be outhealed right away. Didalos uses Merton, which hits all target on-screen.
Also, it's barrier-piercing. It laughs in the face of Goddess her Shell, and
even Charm cannot hinder it in hitting Goddess. Equip a Fire Rod on 
Gau so he will heal himself when he strikes himself. Finally, Didalos is
immune to Sleep, so Lullaby won't be a problem. Note that because Goddess
won't use physical attacks, the Imp's Armor grants superior defense in this
battle. I debated a long time between Mover and Didalos, but in the end
Overcast would heal Didalos and cripple Mover while there really isn't any
reason to use curative magic in this battle. 

PowerDemon   Flare

PowerDemon with a Wall Ring and a Thundr Shld. That's all there is to it; this
Rage will turn Gau immune to Overcast, will be reflecting Bolt2 and Bolt3
spells, will absorb Flash Rain due to the obvious Snow Muffler, Quasar can
be outran if you want to and as long as you equip a Poison Rod and that Wall
Ring you'll be healing yourself or hurting Goddess when Charmed. This Rage
is inferior to Didalos yet more easily accessible. 

  11.18     Gold Drgn

Enemies: Gold Drgn

Attacks      : Battle, Bolt, Bolt2, Bolt3, Giga Volt, Reflect

Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Berserk
Special: !Hit (Battle x 4)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Trident

This is a horrible, horrible battle. Gold Drgn's attacks are completely
one-dimensional and Lightning may very well be one of the easiest elements
to absorb, given the fact you can receive unlimited amounts of shields which
will make you absorb the element and the possibility to equip these shields on
everybody. Hell, even Umaro's Rage Ring will nullify the element. On the other
hand there are multiple techniques for you to follow, which are all very slow 
and most likely painful. 

Evil Oscar   Bio

It inherently absorbs each and every one of Gold Drgn's attacks, and it makes 
the Rage user cast Bio. It's vulnerable against the Poison status, so this is 
the ideal Rage for a LLG player. There's little more to say. 

Woolly       Ice3

If the slow HP-reducing Poison status is nothing compared to your sheer power
and level, you might as well go with Woolly. It also absorbs the Lightning-
element, but Ice3 hits quite a lot harder then Bio does, and that's a good
thing. Note that this Rage will be just as effective, only slower, than Evil
Oscar in an LLG. 

  11.19     Guardian

Enemies: Guardian

Attacks      : Tek Laser, Missile, Atomic Ray, Diffuser, Launcher, WaveCannon,
               Entwine, Tentacle, Stone, Shock Wave, Throw (MithrilKnife), 
               Throw (Ashura), Item (Tonic), Item (Potion), TekBarrier, Flare, 
               Meteo, Flare Star

Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow
Special: !Ink (sets Dark, Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Thunder Rod

There's no monster who comes as close to Gau as Guardian. Practically 
unbeatable (in the WoB) and the ability to completely switch to another style
of attack. Guardian has five battle programs. The basic program (Tek Laser, 
Missile, Atomic Ray), Ultros' program (Tentacle, Special, Entwine, Ink),
Atma's battle program (Flare, Meteo, Flare Star), Dadaluma's battle program
(Shock Wave, Throw, Item, TekBarrier) and Air Force's battle program (Tek
Laser, Diffuser, Launcher, WaveCannon). Note that Dadaluma's battle program
is simply called 'Battle program', but the pattern is recognizable. Such a
great list of versatile moves...what Rage to pick?

Ceritops     Giga Volt

This Rage scores very high indeed. It's immune to Missile and Launcher, will
absorb Tek Laser, Diffuser and WaveCannon, will take less damage from Tentacle
and the physical attacks due to inherent Safe and is protected from Stone's 
evil tendency to set the Muddle status. Combine with a Flame Shld for
Atomic Ray and Flare Star, and use a Wall Ring for a possible Flare and your
only worry is Meteo, which will hardly ever be used and even then will be 
quickly recovered from. And next to all that defensive goodness, Ceritops
casts Giga Volt, a strong move which will feed off of the weakness against
Lightning so many machines, Guardian included, have. 

  11.20     Hidon

Enemies: Hidon, Hidonite, Hidonite, Hidonite, Hidonite

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Poison, Bio, Virite, Raid, ChokeSmoke, 
Enemy: Hidon
Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl, Earth

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Hidonite
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Wound, Condemned, Mute, 
                           Muddle, Seizure, Sleep, Slow, Stop
Special: !Mega Claw (Battle x 4)
Inherent Status: Safe

Enemy: Hidonite
Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Earth

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Petrify, Wound, Condemned, 
                           Mute, Seizure, Slow, Stop
Special: !PoisonClaw (sets Poison, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Hidonite
Absorbs      : Fire, Ice, Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Berserk, Seizure
Special: !Confuclaw (sets Confuse, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: Reflect

Enemy: Hidonite
Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear, Wound, Condemned, Muddle, Seizure, Slow,
Special: !Zombi Claw (sets Zombie, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Scimitar

You came here to get Strago's ultimate Lore. Did I just say that? I meant to
soothe his troubled soul. But obviously you also came here to clear some new 
Rages and to test Gau's strength against this guy. Hidon's a pushover, so no
worries. But what's best? The lower right Hidonite absorbs all elements but
Earth, and is reflective on top of that. Ouch. Hidon revives any fallen 
character and turns them into Zombies. And when he's alone, he'll use 
GrandTrain, a painful unblockable non-elemental barrier-piercing attack that
you won't like until Strago starts using it. 

Cluck        Quake

Practically the only downside to this Rage is that you can only clear it in
Hidon's own dungeon, meaning you'd have to meet it, visit the Veldt, get it,
and return (which might take a good while). But that aside, the Cluck Rage
is perfect for this battle. Quake hits all the little Hidonites and the big 
Hidon, nobody is healed, and as long as you combine this with the Float status
you won't be troubled with it's tendency to hit you as well. Cluck absorbs 
Poison and is immune to the status, so next to GrandTrain there really isn't
anything that can hurt you. 

Magic Urn    Cure3
What the hell? What's Magic Urn doing here, for from the Legendary Tactics
section where it's supposed to be? Quite simple: There's something extremely
nifty about Magic Urn in this battle. Combine this with a Wall Ring. Hidon
is Undead. With 255 Defense and Poison absorbing, Gau is only vulnerable to
Raid and GrandTrain. And get this: not all of the Hidonites are Undead, so
even though the battle may last for a long while in an LLG, Gau will never
kill all Hidonites. Gau can't die = Victory. 

Brawler      Stone

Stone is a nice move that won't heal any monster in this battle, and can 
confuse up to two Hidonites. Meanwhile, you get to enjoy auto-Berserk and both
absorbing of the Poison element and immunity to the Poison status. Combine
with a nice weapon from the Merit Award for some icing on this cake and you're
practically done before the battle starts. Not the fastest option but very
sneaky. A tip for a Low Level Game. 

  11.21     Hit, Tools, Magic, Tiger (final battle, tier 2)

Enemies: Hit, Tools, Magic, Tiger

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Haste, Haste2, Imp, Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3,
               Muddle, Poison, Drain, Bio, Dispel, Quartr, Rflect, Stop,
               Life3, Pearl, Flare, Rasp, Ice2, Sleep, Slow2, Flare Star,
               N. Cross, S. Cross, Tek Laser, Diffuser, Atomic Ray, Grav Bomb,
               Missile, Absoulte0, Delta Hit

Enemy: Hit
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Berserk
Special: !10 Hits (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Tools
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning

Status ailment weaknesses: Wound, Condemned, Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Magic
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Earth

Status ailment weaknesses: Mute
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Tiger
Absorbs      : Earth
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice

Status ailment weaknesses: Poison, Seizure
Special: !Doom Tusk (sets Zombie, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Sniper

The second tier is obviously the most versatile of the four stages of the 
Final Battle, and that's partly because there are four parts to this fight.
Tiger is the tiger head, Hit is the humanoid in to the far right, Magic is
the humanoid to the far left and Tools is the faerie-like girl in the red
ribbon in the middle. Their names teach you their fighting styles so I won't
elaborate; what I will mention is that all targets but Tiger have auto-Float
which you can take advantage of. 

Stray Cat    !Catscratch (Battle x 4)

None of these targets absorb wind, they're all strong opponents and it's tough
VS tough. Why not call in the divine help of the Wind God to aid you in these
struggles? You could combine this with a Wall Ring for instant retaliation for
Magic casting. 

Evil Oscar   Bio

When combined with a Flame Shld, this Rage will take care of every elemental
attack that's sent your way. On top of that, Tiger can be poisoned and Hit 
is weak the Poison-elemental Bio spell. The downside of this Rage lies in
Evil Oscar lacking Death protection, and since moves like Launcher and Grav
Bomb will be directed at your party, you'll kinda miss it. Goes nice with 
a Wall Ring. 

Magic Urn    Cure3

Has the defensive power of Evil Oscar as well as inherent Fire-elemental
absorption, protection from Tiger's Special Doom Tusk (causes Zombie) and 
Death protection. The usual suspect for the downside is the suck-ass 
offense. With a Sniper and either a Black Belt or an Offering, this
offensive might not be so terribly bad. And with three other party members
enjoying Cure3 in action, this might be a good choice. Don't do this if
you have a Wall Ring, you don't want to heal the opponents, right?

Chaos Drgn   Disaster

When combined with a Thundr Shld (and you still have the Snow Muffler), this
Rage protect you from the basic three elements, nullify Wind (which isn't
an issue in this fight) and provide Death protection. Its major quirk is
the move it uses, though. While Disaster may be only half-way decent in most
battles, it's Gau's best shot at taking advantage of the numerous status 
weaknesses of these monsters. Disaster sets Condemned on Tools and Mute on
Magic, turning the latter one into a harmless kitten and making sure the
first one goes bye-bye in, at a decent level, 20 seconds. The downside is,
obviously, you're stuck with Disaster for the rest of the battle while it's
completely useless, so should you want to do this you'll have to make a Magic
Urn-esque leap of faith with the Battle attack. Renders a Wall Ring useless
as there's nothing to reflect anymore. 

  11.22     Ice Dragon

Enemies: Ice Dragon

Attacks      : Battle, N. Cross, Absolute0, Surge

Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Mute, Berserk, Muddle,
                           Seizure, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Fire Rod

Remember Gold Drgn? This is the Ice-elemental version, and it has nothing on 
Gau. With the obvious Snow Muffler, all attacks will be absorbed and the 
physical strike will be a waste of this dragon's time. Even without the
Snow Muffler, there are several Rages which'll make life easy enough to laugh
to your reflection in the mirror. 

Leafer       !Incisor (Battle x 1.5)

Bunny VS Dragon, and I won't have to tell you that this game is more then 
capable of letting the bunny win. Leafer absorbs Ice-elemental attacks and
uses a boring 1.5 Special. Combine with a Merit Award and Fire Rod for
improved (read: faster) results, but you'll win even without. This dragon
has nothing on a Leafer. 

Mad Oscar    Sour Mouth

With a Snow Muffler, this is the LLG pick you'll want. Sour Mouth will set 
Dark, Poison, Mute and Muddle on him. He'll start hitting himself, take damage 
from Poison and can't turn N. Cross and Absolute0 on you anymore (Surge is a 
Dance attack so he'll still be able to do that). Combine with an Ice Shld, a 
Fire Rod and the Back Row and I'll guarantee you a victory at any level. 

  11.23     Ifrit, Shiva

Enemies: Ifrit, Shiva

Attacks      : Fire, Fire2, Fire3, Blaze, Ice, Ice2, Rflect, Blizzard

Enemy: Ifrit
Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Weak against : Ice

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Shiva
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Slow
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

This is a pretty tough fight. Both Ifrit and Shiva have defenses through
the roof and will only take damage from those elements they are respectively
weak against. So how does the Wild Child handle his first Esper fight, being
stuck in one?

Brawler      Stone

Stone may very well be your best bet. It won't confuse anybody in this fight,
but it's non-elemental magical damage that's otherwise pretty hard to come by. 
While the auto-Berserk isn't a very important issue when the target's Defense 
is higher then 200 anyway, Brawler's punches still hit a little harder than 
other physical attacks will. Stone may miss sometimes, but it's the only 
non-elemental attack that's worth your time. Should your level be 21, 
definitely take this Rage as Stone will do 7.5 times the damage if the
target's level and caster's level is the same (and obviously both Shiva's and
Ifrit's level are 21). 

Bomb         Blaze

This may confuse you. Doesn't Ifrit absorb the Fire-elemental Blaze? Here's
the thing. You'll have won the battle if either one of the Espers is killed.
You can spread the damage a little and go for Brawler, but you can take a hard
turn for one out of two. The Espers will switch after you have damaged them
five times. Bomb will absorb Ifrit's spells but heal him while dealing monster 
damage to Shiva. Note that Shiva's attacks, in turn, will cripple Gau very 
quickly, so unless you have a Wall Ring to avoid any danger besides Blizzard 
(which is a weak attack anyway), this is not a very smart option. Templar is 
worse on the offense and will have troubles with Celes' Runic (Blaze isn't 
vulnerable to the Runic blade while Fire2 is) yet is an option if you don't
have Wall Rings. 

  11.24     Inferno

Enemies: Inferno, Rough, Striker

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Shrapnel, Delta Hit, TekBarrier, Bolt2, Atomic 
               Ray, Shock Wave, Bolt3, Giga Volt, Meteor, 

Enemy: Inferno
Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Slow
Special: !Sobat (Battle x 3)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Rough
Absorbs      : Lightning
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice

Status ailment weaknesses: Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Slow, Stop
Special: !Rapier (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Striker
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Slow, Stop
Special: !Slash (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Wing Edge, Tempest, Stunner

The main baddy in this fight is Inferno, a Number 128 palette swap who is not
to be toyed with. All parts will continue to be a pain with nasty attacks, 
while the element one part is weak against the other absorbs, making it very
hard to find a good offensive Rage for this fight. But I'm the Guru here, I'll
find a way ;)

Osteosaur    X-Zone

An alternate Spek Tor with three great changes (making it, actually, not quite
an alternate Spek Tor). Instead of Blaster, there's X-Zone. This move is not 
only more accurate, but also always multi-target, where Blaster may or may not
try to take out one target. Also, Osteosaur is Undead. In an LLG you can NOT 
risk a Meteor and will have to go with this Rage. Combine with a Thunder Shld
to absorb Lightning and turn the Osteosaur Fire-weakness into a 50 % reduction
from said element. 

Spek Tor     Blaster

Blaster will continue to take out Rough and Striker should they
be revived, leaving only the main body at your mercy. Equipping a Thunder Rod
in combination with this Rage is grand as you won't have to worry about the
elemental properties of the arms and can just focus on the nice weakness of
the main body against this element. And it gets bonus points for being a Stray
Cat palette swap without actually being Stray Cat. Have to be original once
in a while. You'll try to use Blaster one on the body now and again but it's
really not too bad with other people helping you out with the violence thing. 

Primordite   !Numblade (sets Stop, no physical damage)

The death-based arsenal of status ailments on the arms seems tempting, but 
know that Inferno will get pissy once you've destroyed his arms and will use
TekBarrier, which might not bode well for the Relms among your party. Also, 
poor Blasting may get you in a situation of one Inferno and one arm, 
allowing Meteor spells to happen (LLG slayer move). Remember the Number 128 
battle? I said that because the blades grow back, you might as well Stop 
them using your Stop inflicters. Exactly the same scenario here. However, 
this time you can combo your Primordite or Areneid with a Merit Award and a 
Tempest to have a 50 % shot at inflicting Stop at all targets (Obviously 
Inferno is immune, but Rough and Striker will stop attacking). You'll hardly 
see Shrapnel in this battle. Or, to quote assassin,:

"I hardly saw Shrapnel in this battle"

  11.25     KatanaSoul

Enemies: KatanaSoul

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Gale Cut, Fire Skean, Bolt Edge, Water Edge,
               Shock Wave, Blow Fish, Item (Imperial), Item (Ashura), GP Rain

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Muddle, Seizure
Special: !SlayerEdge (sets Death, no physical damage)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Poison Claw

Let's all agree on this one: if you ever want to become some kind of cool,
not-bound-to-the-story demi-boss, you have to get your priorities straight.
Muddle protection is a must, *especially* when you have an instant-death
Special that you use when you're confused. KatanaSoul wasn't paying attention,
apparently. It's a real damn shame, as KatanaSoul is by far the most awesome,
interesting monster-in-a-box and even ranks, in my opinion, pretty high
into the list of good battles. Had it not been for the glaring Muddle
vulnerability, of course.

Mad Oscar  Sour Mouth

Sour Mouth will set Muddle as nicely as Muddle itself will, and give Dark
and Poison as an added benefit. Mad Oscar will also absorb any Water Edges
thrown your way, should KatanaSoul be reluctant to kill himself (I'd be). 

Drop         Muddle

Drop is an elusive monster which you'll only find if you know what you're 
doing. That makes it all the more interesting to use it here, don't you
think? Drop is the only Rage which will use the simple normal Muddle spell. 
Its weakness against Lightning won't like Bolt Edge, and inherent Seizure
is not to be proud of, but Muddle will probably get the job done before
either one can become a concern. 

  11.26     Kefka (Narshe)

Enemies: Kefka

Attacks      : Battle, Poison, Ice, Ice2, Bolt, Drain, Muddle, Escape
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Narshe Kefka is the first boss fight you engage with Gau, and it's from a
story-line point of view one of the most important battles in the game. Kefka,
being a Magic-infused soldier, knows several spells and he will be directing
this fabled power at you. What can Gau do?

Areneid      !Numb (sets Stop, no physical damage)

You could have done Locke's scenario after Sabin's scenario and miss the shot
for Primordite. Do not worry; Areneid will suffice as it's basically the same
Rage when looking at offense. Areneid's Special attack, !Numb, will take
advantage of Kefka's only significant status ailment opening and will halt
Kefka in its tracks. While keeping Kekfa paralyzed you'll be frustrated 
with the many times Gau will attempt to use !Numb again and fail, but Kefka
will snap out of the paralysis if you're not fast enough with destroying him
so Gau's repetitive efforts won't be completely wasted. Note that sadly,
Areneid is weak against the Ice and Ice 2 attack so pray that Gau won't take a
massive one-hit KO beating from the latter. Still, this option is quite simply 
the best one if you don't have Primordite. Primordite is better, as it will
only take double damage from Bolt which is far less life-threatening then Ice2.
Should you lack both Areneid and Primordite, you still have an alternative in:

Vaporite     Blaze

Blaze is one of the strongest magical attack you have at the moment. Since
Vaporite is undead and has a nifty elemental absorption in Lightning, Vaporite
will deal out respectable damage while absorbing Drain and Bolt. Blaze flies
right past Runic so should you have Celes in your team, you can combine both
strategies. Vaporite is undead, so be careful with your Cure spells and Potions.

Over-Mind    Elf Fire

Over-Mind will absorb Drain and Poison, and Elf Fire is slightly stronger
than Blaze. The undead nature of Over-Mind might prove annoying in this
battle, but it's otherwise great, especially seeing how Elf Fire isn't
vulnerable to Runic. 

  11.27     Kefka (final battle, final tier)

Enemies: Kefka

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, Train, Goner, Revenger, 
               Ultima, HyperDrive, Meteor, Fallen One

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Poison
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: None
Special: !Havoc Wing (Battle x 4)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Sniper, Wing Edge, Man Eater

The final Kefka, a glorious incubus, a devastating tenshi/akuma whose double
creation strives to erase all creation whatsoever. A living paradox in all 
aspects, this is a Fallen Angel which fell upwards, tumbling from human to god,
soaring upwards to full control of all that he despises. Final Kefka has
smelled the aroma of complete power and is the Omega of this Epilogue, this
dying world....a world which deserves preservation according to a small
group of unlikely heroes.

Kefka uses a large array of spells which cannot be protected against (or not
by Rage anyway) including Battle, Special, Goner, Ultima, HyperDrive, Meteor
and Fallen One. This makes this a tough battle to pick one Rage over the
other, as all options will take considerable damage under the wrong
Magic Urn    Cure3

This is the ultimate accomplishment the Rage skill. Defeat the final boss
with a single character, no matter what level you're at! Magic Urn is the only
strategy for all versions. These are the steps you'll need to follow.

1) Engage Magic Urn. Make sure you have 255 Defense. Every attack that
Kefka will throw at you will be nullified or absorbed. However, because
nastier attacks will be triggered in the future, run for now. Tape down the
buttons and do something important while Kefka drains his own 38000 MP (!).

2) When he can't cast anything and has depleted his own MP, you can let go
of those buttons and start using your violence to hurt him. Track the damage.

3) As soon as Kefka reaches 32640 HP, he will start using Goner, which is no
big deal as he doesn't have MP to cast it. However, after he has less then
30080 HP, you'll be in trouble as now Kefka has a possibility of countering
with the only attack that can hurt you now: HyperDrive. This will hurt for
over 3000 damage and you will not survive it unless your level is very high.
The chance of a HyperDrive counter is 1/3. Then how will we avoid this horror?
Kefka will only counter when bit 0 of variable 0 is clear. And during the
32640-7680 period, variable 0 will be treated as follows:

"The end comes beyond chaos" message
Set bit 0 of variable 0
Display nasty face
Wait a turn
Wait a turn
Clear bit 0 of variable 0
Randomly use Havoc Wing, Train or Revenger
Randomly use Havoc Wing, Nothing or Nothing
Wait a turn
Randomly use Train, Havoc Wing or Revenger
Randomly use Havoc Wing, Havoc Wing or Nothing
[Another turn will elapse before start of the loop is executed]

In short, you're safe as long as you run while Kefka is casting 'normal'
spells and attack when Kefka is charging for Goner/just tried to use it. Now 
keep this up for a disgustingly long time!

4) As soon as Kefka hits 10240 HP, Ultima will replace HyperDrive as a
possible counter, and because Ultima costs MP he won't be able to use it. You
cannot be killed now. I suggest you dance around like a little girl now, as
you have been victorious.

**Side Note**:
128% Mblock will do for you here what 255 Defense and Magic Urn will do for
you, so if this is an option for you I suggest you try that. Your damage will
be generally higher, and it's practically the only option for Gogo to do this.

Woolly       Ice3

Ironically, the fight to preserve the very essence of Life is one of the few
battles in which Death protection isn't a significant factor as final Kefka
doesn't use any Death-based attacks. Knowing this,  Woolly springs to mind. 
Ice3 is a decent enough offensive without being overly spectacular, but when 
combined with a Flame Shld and a White Cape/Ribbon, Woolly is protected 
against everything he can be protected against. Train will make an Ice3-
casting Rage without Mute protection miserable, so make sure that you have an 
appropriate status protection Relic for this Rage. 

Prussian     Land Slide

Provided you have Runic in action to protect against Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, 
Ultima and HyperDrive (yes, they're all vulnerable), a Rage which is Runic-
vulnerable by itself isn't your best option. Land Slide is a stronger
attack against a foe like Kefka whose Magic Defense is very respectable, 
and Land Slide ignores the existence of Runic. Snow Muffler and Thundr
Shld minimize the defensive holes. 

Stray Cat    !Catscratch (Battle x 4)

'Tis a rare occasion I want to specifically name Stray Cat again. You cannot
exploit any status ailment non-protections or elemental weaknesses. Kefka's
attack pattern is simple and destructive to every Rage as it's mostly non-
elemental of nature. Only offense really counts in this battle, and as said
before: Stray Cat is the most offensive you get. With Kefka's Float status,
the Merit Award and a Sniper (Offering?) you can kick so much ass it far 
exceeds a magical attack. Snow Muffler and Thundr Shld for protection where

  11.28     Master Pug

Enemies: Master Pug

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, Bio, Pearl, Quake, W Wind,
               CleanSweep, Step Mine

Absorbs      : Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Sleep, Slow
Special: !Cleaver (Battle x 5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Drainer

Gigantos fell to freaking L. 5 Doom, Allo Ver could be instantly killed using
Break, KatanaSoul can be easily led to kill itself....oh, great. Another
monster-in-a-box. I'll use Mblock and W Wind to lower his amount of HP so I
can be victorious.

Wait, I died. 

With a devastating Special, strong spells of every element but Wind and a
common Step Mine counter to any kind of damage (including MP damage and his
own spells reflected back at him), this monster rises far and high beyond
any other monster-in-a-box you'll see. That, and actual Death protection and
immunity to all status ailments but a few minor ones. This battle is one of
the tougher ones out there. 

Actaneon     !Clamp (Battle x 1.5)

Actaneon? We're going for the battle of the century and Djibriel, who is 
supposed to be this kind of guru on the subject, advises Actaneon? Hold on!
I've given you Actaneon for a reason. We need some pieces of equipment here,
as well as a respectable level (beyond 40). First, equip a Wall Ring. That
takes care of Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, Bio and Pearl. Now, engage in a random
encounter and Rage a Float-inducing Rage. Hornet is one you'll definitely 
have. That takes care of Quake (Master Pug won't bother removing it). Actaneon
absorbs CleanSweep; that leaves us with Battle, Special, W Wind and Step Mine. 
255 Defense and/or 128 % Mblock takes care of the first two. W Wind is a rare
oddity which you likely won't see (and will have a poor Hit Rate, even on
a character with such poor Mblock as Gau). Now, equip that Drainer you have.
Now any hit will drain back quite some HP. Vigor boosts from Espers are a huge
plus, as is Berserking of Gau. This battle might take a while, but provided
your levels are high enough the damage Step Mine will won't exceed that of the
average of a !Clamp attack and a Battle attack. If your levels are low or you
are extremely unlucky, a series of Step Mine counters combined with Battle
attacks from Gau will cause death. Still, at high levels this is the best
strategy I've found. 

Mad Oscar    Sour Mouth

Wall Ring, pre-battle Float Rage, Drainer...equipment choices should be the
same with Mad Oscar as they were with Actaneon. The difference here is that
while Actaneon went full-out offensive, Mad Oscar will bother with status
ailments. Sour Mouth will set Dark, Sleep and Poison, of which only the
latter two are important. Dual-Raging (for those not blessed by coherent 
thought: that means Gau and Gogo) is advised at low levels. The strategy is
simple. Pray for a Sour Mouth. If it appeared, RUN! Don't hold back on the L
and R buttons. Watch how Master Pug will roughly take two times damage from
the Poison status before he wakes up. Release the buttons. Pray for another
Sour Mouth to set the Sleep status again. Continue until Master Pug has died.
If he manages to get in a WallChange, the chances you'll win this battle are
extremely reduced (there's a 87.5 % shot he won't take damage from Poison 
anymore), so reset if this is the case in your SCC meets LLG. 

Stray Cat    !Catscratch (Battle x 4)

If you act in a normal party, have a decent enough level, have Wall Rings
equipped, have everything poured into offense (Genji Glove + two non-elemental
weapons), this Rage might just be the best. Don't give this asshole enough
time to inflict pain upon your party. Defeat him, laugh in the face of the
first, non-fatal Step Mine and know that he won't be able to use another one
on that character before he has died. 

Magic Urn   Cure3

If all else fails, Magic Urn out. Apply Rage & Run until he's out of his
thankfully rather small stack of MP. If this happens, release the buttons and
defeat the monster using your violence. Yes, it'll take a long time, but
I'm only recommending this fool-proof strategy if the previous three don't
work for you, in which case you must be playing a Low Level Gau Only Game.
Meaning you have plenty of time. 

  11.29     Number 024

Enemies: Number 024

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire, Fire 2, Ice, Ice 2, Bolt, Bolt 2, Scan,
               Cure, Cure 2, Aqua Rake, Sun Bath, Cave In, Snow Rabbit,
               Acid Rain, Fire Ball, Magnitude8, WallChange, R. Polarity,
               Gale Cut

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Imp, Sleep
Special: !Overflow (sets Confuse)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

The pain in the ass that is Number 024 isn't because he's very hard; in a normal
game you can simply cast Imp and Sleep on him, in which case it's wisest to have
Gau napping off somewhere as you'll just want to stick to magical attacks 
without having a chance of waking him up. Also, he uses WallChange, which
randomly selects both an elemental weakness and an elemental absorption every
time he uses it, so any kind of elemental Rage is out of the question. So how
should we treat this bad boy?

Aspik       Giga Volt

Yeah...after saying elemental Rages are out of the question, I advise Aspik.
Isn't that nice. This one only goes for a Gau SCC, mind you. As several tests
have proven to me, Stray Cat or any other non-elemental attack simply isn't
going to get the job done before Number 024 gets HIS job done (killing. You.).
Giga Volt is a gamble; if he WallChanges, there's a 87.5 % chance you'll 
pretty much have lost the battle. But if Gau gets in quite a few of these
attacks (Earrings are a plus!), you can cripple the guy before he can cripple
you. Aspiks inherent Float for Magnitude8, protection against Overflow and
absorbing of Aqua Rake and Acid Rain are minor fringe benefits (after Acid Rain,
Seizure will be set, though). 

Mind Candy  !SleepSting (causes Sleep) 

When playing a normal game you're likely to have Sleep as a spell on you, so
that makes Mind Candy more than redundant. However, in a normal NMG game,
you don't, so here's Mind Candy for you. There will be times that Gau will
punch # 024 out of the Sleep he himself has procured, but there's not a lot that
can be done about that. Rage Mind Candy, and have all other character go with
magical attacks. Mind Candy's inherent Float is a very minor thing which it
has going for it (Magnitude8). 

  11.30     Number 128

Enemies: Number 128, Left Blade, RightBlade

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Shimsham, Ice, Net, Atomic Ray, Gale Cut, 
               Blaster, Shock Wave, Haste 

Enemy: Left Blade
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Slow, Stop
Special: !Slash (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Number 128
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Berserk, Slow
Special: !Red Feast (drains HP, Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: RightBlade
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Slow, Stop
Special: !Rapier (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Number 128 is one of those boss battles in which you fight more than one 
opponent, and most of these battles are hard. This may be the hardest of
them: physical attacks are usually very hard to protect from, and Number 
128 will get significantly meaner when he's be himself, so be prepared. 

Templar      Fire2

Most attacks, especially when the two arms are still there, will consist
out of physical attacks. Templar has inherent Safe to protect against these
attacks, and while Fire2 is an unreliable attack in this battle, it's
strong and solid against these foes. It's very simple and mostly devoid of
real strategy, but this battle's moves which can be protected against (Ice, 
Atomic Ray, Blaster) all require a Rage dedicated specially to them and
physical attacks are simply much more often seen than Atomic Ray or Blaster
are, dangerous as they may be.

Primordite   !Numblade (sets Stop, no physical damage)

I had once listed Commander here, but I realized that even if you Petrify
the arms, they will be regenerated later after a while where # 128 went into
a frenzy because his arms were gone. Stop will also stop the attacks of the
blades, and while they may make auto-aiming attacks sometimes hit the blades
while that's hardly necessary, they won't make # 128 start to use the more
dangerous moves. 

Commander    Break

It depends on your party, really. If you have Edgar next to Locke and Gau,
he won't ever accidentally hit the blades and Primordite will definitely be
your best option. If you have Sabin or Cyan, however, you have a character
with you who'll hit a random target with their stronger skills. In which case
it may be more beneficial to take out those targets which aren't as important.
Break is the most accurate instant-death attack you have at the moment and
while Gau will be wasting a few turns casting Break on the main body, at least
Sabin and Cyan will be dishing out obscene amounts of damage. 

HadesGigas   Magnitude8

You know the battle is mean if I bother listing more then two Rages for it,
and four is the highest I'll get in this guide. Magnitude8 is a guaranteed
multi-target hit for pretty high damage, and while HadesGigas lacks inherent
positive statuses or provide status ailments helpful to the entire party,
this attack will hit stuff and it'll hit hard. 

  11.31     Poltrgeist

Enemies: Poltrgeist

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Shrapnel, Stop, Blaster, Fire3, Aero, Flare 
               Star, WaveCannon, S. Cross, Meteo

Absorbs      : Fire, Wind
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Slow, Stop
Special: !Psygrip (Battle x 2)
Inherent Status: Float, Haste, Safe

Weapon: Poison Claw, Stunner, Sniper

Poltrgeist may very well be the toughest of the three goddesses. A wide array
of elemental spells, an instant-death attack in Blaster which follows a Stop
spell, etc. Three beneficial statuses, absorbing of the most favorite element 
(Fire)...this girl is one though wench to do battle with. But hey, a Rager can 
do battle with anybody. 

Evil Oscar  Bio

Evil Oscar will absorb Wave Cannon and Aero, and you're a fool if you don't
smell a Flame Shld coming here. That leaves Battle, Special, Shrapnel, Stop,
Blaster and Meteo to hurt the Rager. Battle and Special are not worth your
worries: if you're playing an LLG, go for 255 Defense. Equip a Wall Ring!
Evil Oscar doesn't have Death Protection, and with Gau's usual poor Mblock %, 
he's almost sure to fall for a Stop/Blaster combo Poltrgeist often uses. Also,
Stop works on Poltrgeist itself, so that's an added benefit. The occasional
Shrapnel can hardly be avoided unless you totally go for an 128 Mblock 
strategy. The same goes for Meteo, unless you want to apply Rage & Run to 
avoid it from showing it's ugly barrier-piercing face. Finally, Bio will 
benefit from the elemental weakness Poltrgeist has, but the difference in 
damage with an Ice3 spell will be minimal, and in the advantage of the Ice3
spell. Which means that Woolly can be just as good. I was growing tired of
advising him, is all.

Areneid      !Numb (causes Stop) 

Poltrgeist is vulnerable to Stop. Areneid inflicts just that. The sheer lack 
of any kind of inherent defensive points in this is less important in a 
battle where Poltrgeist simply won't attack. Requires a little luck to 
work, and I wouldn't recommend it in any kind of Gau SCC as it will take too
long and there are simply too much spells which are close to lethal to Gau
when luck is bad. Note that Primordite, while an option, is inferior due to
Lightning weakness (WaveCannon). 

Retainer     Shock

"What the hell?", you say. As I'm writing this, the Guide hasn't been 
officially released and I've already taken some criticism from ignoring the
Retainer Rage. I'll admit that I tend to do that: it uses the attack of the
late General Leo Christope and for that it receives the love of all that is
newbie. Shock is still a very decent attack and it even exceeds Land Slide
in power in this fight. Thing is, it has nothing on defense. This is a Rage
you can pick if you have 128 % Mblock or higher. Magus Rod (30), Force Shld
(50), Bard's Hat (10), Force Armor (30) and you've reached 120. Gau is done
by then, Gogo needs an extra White Cape to reach 136. Now, you avoid
*everything* but Flare Star. Force Shld will give you only 1/2 of the normal
damage, but if you're playing an LLG, that might be too much as well. In that
case, Rages such as Parasoul and especially Phase (Blow Fish) might save you. 
Now, let's ignore the fact I didn't *really* recommend Retainer but I promoted 
Phase. I satisfied a lot of people who aren't reading bodies of text yet feel
an undying love for Shock just now :)

  11.32     Presenter

Enemies: Presenter, Whelk Head

Attacks      : Battle, Special (PetriBlast only, not Hit), Mega Volt, El Nino,
               Magnitude8, Giga Volt, Blow Fish

Enemy: Whelk Head
Absorbs      : Ice, Lightning, Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Poison
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Mute, Sleep, Slow,
Special: !PetriBlast (sets Petrify)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: Presenter
Absorbs      : Ice, Lightning, Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear, Petrify, Wound, Condemned
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: None

I'll admit it's highly likely you won't have a Rager when you fight this
guy, but you *can* have a Rager there so I'll give strategies. A horrible
Whelk rip-off, Presenter is not nearly as consistent in his don't-hit-the-
shell program. He compensates with some strong spells though, so he still
pretends he can harm you. Allow me to counter previously described piece of 
false information. Note that while the 'shell' part of the monster if 
Floating, the slug's head is not. That's some crazy stuff right there, sonny. 

Osteosaur    X-Zone

Osteosaur doesn't have any special protection against this dual-monster's
attacks save for Petrify protection (which, admittedly, is a good one). 
However, the fringe benefit of this Rage is the spell it will cast. Kill
either one of the two and you'll get a Dragon Claw. However, when you kill
both at the same time, you'll get two of them. Seeing as how the Pearl
element is often a weakness on monsters and hardly ever absorbed/nullified,
the Dragon Claw is arguably the best Claw in the game. X-Zone will make
sure that Gau will try to take both out at the same time. Use the Save Point
if X-Zone misses one of them and takes out the other. Don't equip weapons or 
you might find yourself killing the slug too quickly. 

Lizard       Break

If you couldn't care less about those silly Dragons Claws and you just
want to beat this guy, Lizard will be your ticket. Break is the most accurate
instant-death spell you have at your easy disposal (don't get me started
on Sabre Soul, Star Prism and Joker Doom there), and even when your Rager
refuses to use it for some time, if you have a Titanium, you can protect your-
self from El Nino and Lizard's immune to Petrification. Factor in a Cherub 
Down and a Thundr Shld, and this guy can't touch you. Bah, what am I saying 
anyway: Break will kill him before he has the chance to begin using any of 
these spells ;) You can equip any kind of instant-death weapon if you choose 
to do this. Break Blade, Scimitar, Assassin, Striker, Soul Sabre, take your 

  11.33     Pugs

Enemies: Pugs, Pugs, Pugs

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Pearl

Absorbs      : Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Imp, Mute, Seizure, Slow
Special: !Knife (Battle x 8)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Sniper, Fire Rod

If you think Master Pug and the normal Pug were bad, then you just might have
bundles less trouble with these knuckleheads :) They will attack physically
only (nearing you to execute a !Knife attack when they reach you), and will
use Pearl as a counter to your Magic. Sounds like we can toy a little with
these guys.

Scrapper     Elf Fire

Really, any Rage works as you long as you have 255 Defense and/or are under
the effects of Clear. I just happen like Scrapper because of Elf Fire and
auto-Haste. Rage-triggered magical attacks will not be counted as Magic, so
Pugs won't counter.

Mag Roader   Bio

For any decent LLG, this is the ticket. 255 Defense or summon Phantom just
before the battle and you're set. All you have to do is watch the Poison
status slowly cripple these three modern-day fantasy creatures and you've
won the day. 

  11.34     Red Dragon

Enemies: Red Dragon

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire2, Fire3, Fire Ball, S. Cross, Flare, 
               Flare Star, L. 4 Flare

Absorbs      : Fire
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Muddle, Seizure, Slow
Special: !Eraser (Unblockable, removes 'Reflect', Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Ice Rod

Red Dragon ain't got it easy. He represents the Fire element, the element
most easily protected against by equipment. Red Jacket, Flame Shld are 
both easily available, and that goes without mentioning Minerva, Paladin
Shld, Rage Ring/Blizzard Orb and the countless pieces of equipment which
take only half damage from the element. Luckily for Red Dragon, Flare 
looks kinda Fire-elemental. At least the poor sap has that much going for

Coelecite  Magnitude8

Coelecite absorbs Fire and, unlike other Fire-absorbing monsters, actually
has a non-Fire-elemental attack to dish out. Throwing its tempests of howling
laughter straight in the face of its own wings, Red Dragon isn't Floating,
so it should connect. There are four moves which Red Dragon can use to hurt 
you: L. 4 Flare, Flare, Battle and Special. The last two are weak and 
shouldn't pose a threat, especially with 255 Defense. L. 4 Flare can be 
easily avoided (If you're at a vulnerable level, just gain one) and Flare
is Reflectable. Merit Award, Wall Ring, Ice Rod: Victory.

Chaos Drgn   Disaster

Chaos Drgn will use Disaster, a move which sets Dark, Muddle and Float on
this specific target. Using the infallible strategy from Coelecite (Chaos
Drgn absorbs Fire), you can just wait until Gau causes Red Dragon to kill
itself. An LLG tip. The downside of this is that Chaos Drgn appears in the
very cave Red Dragon is located, so you might not want to collect it. 

Phase        Blow Fish

Another LLG tip: Blow Fish will deal 1000 damage regardless, and Coelecite's
defensive strategy can be applied to Phase as well. Phase also appears in the
Phoenix Cave, so it's up to you. 

  11.35     Rider

Enemies: Rider

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Virite, R. Polarity

Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Clear, Petrify, Wound, Condemned, 
Mute, Berserk, Seizure, Sleep, Slow, Stop
Special: !SilverPike (Battle x 3)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Rider is Kefka's sub-commander, and he can be a surprising pain before you 
take him down. His Special, !SilverPike, kills people in the front row. Luckily
there's a number of ways to dispose of him quickly and efficiently with Gau
in your party.

Dark Wind    Break

Of all the instant-death attacks Gau can use at this stage of the game, it 
gives me great pleasure to announce that Break has the best odds of doing
the trick. Petrification is often over-looked because Break and Shoat's Demon
Eye both check for instant Death protection next to Petrify protection, making
it simply inferior to Doom in a normal game. It still has the best Hit Rate, 
though, and while Commander can do it too (you must have completed Locke's 
scenario before Sabin's if you want to obtain this Rage this early), Dark 
Wind is on the Veldt regardless of the order you completed the scenario's. 
Rhodox (Snare) and Bleary (Doom) are the next-best options for instant 

Trilium      Bio

If you can't be bothered with instant-death attacks (they're for sissies
anyway), try going all-out offensive with Bio. There's a glaring elemental 
weakness and Bio is one of the strongest attack you have at that point. Two
Bio spells coming from a decent level should be more then enough to defeat

  11.36     Skull Drgn

Enemies: Skull Drgn

Attacks      : Battle, Condemned, Elf Fire, Specter, Disaster

Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Clear
Special: !Hit (Removes 'Reflect')
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Pearl Lance, Fire Rod

Lich         Fire2

Lich is protected against every status ailment Skull Drgn can throw at you 
with Disaster...every status except Condemned (which will heal you) and
Muddle. You could opt to get yourself a Peace Ring or Ribbon to counter this
problem, but equip Merit Award/Fire Rod and a Wall Ring and you'll just be
either healing yourself or reflecting Fire2 at him. Lich absorbs, needless to
say, Elf Fire so the only thing that can hurt Gau is Battle. The distant call
of 255 Defense is heard among the foggy hills and you're truly invincible.
It's just a curiosity, still, as with Elf Fire, Condemned and Specter all
helping to keep you alive, Battle damage is quickly cured. 

SrBehemoth   Fire3

Lich, for all its strategic niftiness, can be tedious. If you slap a Flame
Shld on a SrBehemoth Raging character, you're done. He can't be Muddled,
and all that Disaster will do is set Dark and Float on him. Fire3 hurts as
much as it looks like it hurts and feeds off elemental weakness. And it's 
a boss monster, you kids these days think that's all cool and stuff. Right?

  11.37     SrBehemoth & SrBehemoth

SrBehemoth (living), SrBehemoth (undead)

Enemies: SrBehemoth, SrBehemoth

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Imp, Ice2, Ice3, Pearl, Doom, Meteo

Enemy: SrBehemoth (living)
Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Imp, Slow, Stop
Special: !Evil Claw (Unblockable, removes 'Reflect', Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: SrBehemoth (undead)
Absorbs      : Poison
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Pearl

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Wound, Condemned
Special: !Hypno Gas (sets Sleep)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Scimitar, Fire Rod, Stunner, Scimitar

This is a simple battle with a difficult obstacle to overcome for the best
Rage. First, you meet the living SrBehemoth. Imp and Stop are its weaknesses.
Then, when you defeat it, the undead SrBehemoth pops up to slaughter you.
Note that Gau's Row does NOT change, even though it looks like it. However, Gau
will now be stuck in a Rage meant for the living SrBehemoth. Neither Imp nor
Stop work, and your Rage will turn from fantastic to crap in a matter of
seconds, so we need to prepare for both brawlers. Let's rumble. 

Fidor        Special: Pounce (Battle x 2.5)

This is heavily equipment-dependant, but you'll still have major fun with it
so that shouldn't be a concern. Combine this with a Merit Award, a Genji 
Glove, a Stunner and a Scimitar. The Stunner will randomly cast 'Stop', 
securing a very good shot at victory. Both weapons will obviously do monster 
damage. When the switch comes, Scimitar has a 25 % chance at total 
annihilation of the undead SrBehemoth. Note that any other instant-death 
weapon will heal it. Start in the Front Row, as the living monster is more 
dangerous than the undead one is. Sadly, you can't combine with Wall Ring
against the Ice-elemental attacks, Pearl and Doom; if you have Fidor's Sleep
protection will help in the second fight.

Areneid      Special: !Numb (sets Stop, no physical damage)
Rhodox       Snare

What's this, TWO Rages? It's your choice and it's depending on the situation.
If you have both Gau and Gogo at this point (which is unlikely but possible),
I suggest you pick both. Areneid rocks the first battle, Rhodox can instantly
end the second one. If it's just Gau (or just Gogo), use Areneid until
the undead SrBehemoth comes around, kill him using your characters and 
commence Rhodox. Obviously not an option in an SCC, but this'll work very
well in any other kind of game. 

Scrapper     Elf Fire

You're playing Anthology, so no Merit Award. And you don't feel like killing
Gau in the middle of a battle. Then, a Rage for both must be found. Scrapper
can do respectable damage with Elf Fire, there's inherent Haste, he's
immune to the undead's Doom spell and he has elemental advantage on both
targets. It sadly lacks elemental absorption of any kind and isn't immune to
Sleep, but you can't have everything. 

  11.38     Storm Drgn

Enemies: Storm Drgn

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Wind Slash, Rage, Aero, Cyclonic

Absorbs      : Wind
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Seizure
Special: !Wing Sabre (Battle x 3)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Thunder Rod, Sniper

The Storm Drgn is more or less regarded as the strongest dragon of the bunch,
and the fact that this is the first one you meet seems kind of backwards. 
Storm Drgn owes his difficulty to the Rage attack, which is both unblockable
and non-elemental. It kills most LLG players if they're not prepared. That,
and the Wind element can be difficult to protect against: only Thundr Shlds 
and Paladin Shlds will do that for you. And Rages, of course.

Woolly       Ice3

Woolly absorbs the Wind element, and Ice3 will take care of the offense
nicely. Dual-Raging from Gau and Gogo is advised as he will stop using Rage
when his HP reaches lower grounds. While Woolly is not a guaranteed LLG
victory, it's the best LLG bet there is and in a normal game, Storm Drgn 
doesn't stand a credible chance. 

Io           Flare Star

Io nullifies the powers of the Wind element, so that's one character with
Thundr Shld-esque effects without having to waste one on it. Flare Star 
doesn't benefit from elemental properties like as was the case with Doom Gaze,
but Flare Star will still inflict 5920 due to Storm Drgn's impressive level. 

Punisher     Bolt3

Punisher has inherent Haste, and Bolt3 will destroy Storm Drgn very quickly.
The downside is the lack of elemental protection against Storm Drgn's
attacks. Equip a Thundr Shld and you're set. This Rage knows neither mercy
nor sophistication, only the crudest of violence and defense is combined
here. Don't you love it?

  11.39     Telstar

Enemies: Telstar, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier, Soldier

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Schiller, Tek Laser, Missile, Dischord, 

Enemy: Telstar
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Lightning, Water

Status ailment weaknesses: Slow, Stop
Special: !SonicBlast (sets Muddle)
Inherent Status: Float

Enemy: Soldier
Absorbs      : None
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Poison

Status ailment weaknesses: Zombie, Poison, Clear, Imp, Petrify, Wound, 
                           Condemned, Mute, Berserk, Muddle, Seizure, Slow, 
Special: !Counter (Attack x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

While technically you won't encounter it with a Rager, you'll see it terrorize
the Veldt only moments later, where it can still be a threat. You're bound to
see it a lot, which isn't all bad (Green Berets are great at that point), so
you'd best learn how to deal with it. Know that I initially didn't want to
include this thing, but since I had the entire Guide finished and felt like
doing one more, I did so anyway. The Rages here assume you're on your first
Veldt trip, as after that your levels and available Rages will be so high
this monster wouldn't deserve its own separate listing.

Also, did you know that the "real" Telstar was the first satellite launched
into space for communication purposes? The "real" Telstar was the first 
satellite launched into space for communication purposes.

Hazer        Bolt2

Bolt2 is the nastiest attack you can throw at Telstar for this part of the
game, feeding off its weakness against Lightning. Hazer comes with Death
Protection for Missile, which is also a good thing; just make sure that
this Rager doesn't become the target of a SonicBlast, in which case you have
a problem. 

M-TekArmor   Tek Laser

Yes, Tek Laser is a weak attack, but it takes advantage of a weakness here
and the defensive properties are pretty good. Death protection against
Missile and inherent Save for physical attacks sent your way by Telstar
itself or any of the Soldiers it may call on you. And besides, having Gau
use Tek Laser is neat, and this is really the only battle in which it's
even remotely wise to do so.

Areneid      !Numb (sets Stop)

Maybe Square just kinda forgot setting Stop is actually possible between this
baby and the moment you obtain Phantom? Everything falls to it, including
Telstar. A tad to boring for my tastes, but you can go right ahead and win the
battle with Areneid. Primordite has a weakness to Tek Laser, by the way, so
Areneid is the slight victor in this contest. 

  11.40     Tritoch

Enemies: Tritoch

Attacks      : Ice3, Rasp, Cold Dust, 

Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : Lightning, Poison, Wind, Pearl, Earth, Water
Weak against : Fire

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Seizure
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: Float

Weapon: Valiantknife, Fire Rod

"Ragers laugh at your Rasp and outdated helmet, perpetually frozen Serpent!"

This is what assassin had to say on the subject, and he's really quite 
right. As you can see, Tritoch has an incredibly simple set of attacks, of
which Ice3 can be easily absorbed, Rasp is entirely wasted on a Rage user and
Cold Dust will just make the battle longer. While this battle is laughable
from the start, Rage will make it even more so. Also note that this sucker is
*Floating*. While taking advantage of it with the Sniper would be stupid with
its 254 Defense, it's quite remarkable for a massive block of ice. 

Io           Flare Star

The ticket to a LLG, Flare Star enjoys elemental superiority over Tritoch and
because it's based on the opponent's level rather then your own, it'll do
monster damage. A constant 9920, to be exact. Snow Muffler should take care
of Tritoch's entire offensive arsenal, so you're set. While Flare Star is 
probably the strongest even at normal levels (save perhaps Fire3-using ones),
all flame-adoring Rages work with the Snow Muffler. Vaporite, Over-Mind, 
Scrapper, it'll work. 

Toe Cutter   Shrapnel

If you lack the Snow Muffler, the Toe Cutter Rage will absorb the Ice element
for you. Shrapnel is magical and non-elemental, so while it by no means will 
do overly impressive amounts of damage, you have all the time in the world so
it doesn't matter anyway. 

  11.40     Ultros (Opera House)

Enemies: Ultros

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Fire, Drain, Mega Volt, L. 3 Muddle, Imp Song, 
               Tentacle, Acid Rain

Absorbs      : Water
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Lightning

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Slow, Stop
Special: !Ink (sets Dark)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Not available

Ultros is probably at the peak of its glory in this battle: not only does he
know some fairly respectable spells at this point, he's rewarded with a 
special Grand Finale tune for his performance so far. He's still a pushover,
mind you, but he's the hardest one to push over you'll meet.

Aspik	     Giga Volt

Aspik will absorb Acid Rain, is protected from L. 3 Muddle even when the
level is suitable and is immune to Imp Song. That's all nice and well, but
the real glory of this Rage is Giga Volt. Giga Volt is already insanely 
strong at this point of the game, but it will *hammer* on Ultros' weakness
against the element and won't take long to complete the battle, leaving you
with plenty of time to come up with all sorts of lame jokes about the name 
of the Rage. :P

Primordite   !Numblade (sets Stop)

It's said that even in an LLG, Giga Volt will be superior to messing with Stop.
That might be true, but if you brought Edgar and Sabin you'll be doing
quite a lot of damage so the Stop status ailment should come in handy. The
main objective of this battle is for Ultros to move around, having its own
amount of HP for every location on the battlefield. If he's Stopped, he 
can't move, and he'll appear to have far less HP than he seems to have in
a normal game. 

  11.42     Umaro

Enemies: Umaro

Attacks      : Battle, Special, Jump, Blizzard, Snowball, Surge, Lode Stone,
               Item (Green Cherry)

Absorbs      : Ice
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Fire, Lightning

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Poison, Berserk, Sleep, Slow
Special: !Tackle (Battle x 3)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Fire Rod, Poison Claw

Umaro is a soon-to-be party member who's generally considered the weakest 
character around. And with good reason. At least the monster version looks
cool and has some attacks that could've been nice. But monster Umaro is as
worthless a challenge as he is a character, so I'll give you some quick 
tips on how to defeat him and you can continue.

Insecare     !Wing Whisp (sets Berserk, no physical damage)

With 255 Defense and Umaro vulnerable to the Berserk status, is there anything
this Rage isn't good for? He'll make Umaro pound away, futile, while Gau
slowly punches him to pulp. Sky Cap is a suitable replacement. Megazerk looks
cooler anyway.

Scrapper     Elf Fire

You know I'm a sucker for inherent Haste, and when an Elf Fire using Rage
comes along with Death protection, I'll be damned if I don't put it under
Umaro's battle. You'll need a Snow Muffler and preferably 255 Defense for
optimal protection, but that's it. There's nothing strategic about this Rage,
actually, but it's very well suited for a normal game where you don't really
need to bother with status ailments. Brontaur has Fire3 and Death protection
yet lacks the inherent Haste and you probably haven't met it yet. 

Mag Roader   Bio

Bio will take advantage of Umaro's elemental weakness, the Rage absorbs Ice,
Inherent Safe is nice if you don't have 255 Defense (and that yellow aura
is even nifty when it's useless). There's really not a lot to say about
this Rage other then the fact it works. The Poison status is set so any LLG
player will be happy to have this Rage. 

  11.43     White Drgn

Enemies: White Drgn

Attacks      : Pearl, Dispel

Absorbs      : Pearl
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : None

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Mute, Slow, Stop
Special: !Hit (Battle x 1.5)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Wing Edge, Stunner

You won't be fighting him with a Rage the first time you meet him, but he'll
appear on the Veldt later on and can still put the hurt on you. No, setting
Confuse on Gau won't suddenly make him use a Rage on the Fanatics Tower. 
That's not to say that White Drgn isn't easily one of less intelligent dragons,
so you should not have any trouble whatsoever. White Drgn uses only one
offensive spell, it's called Pearl, it's reflectable (so ANY non-suicidal Rage
wins the day), and White Drgn can be muted. 
Mag Roader   Mute

In an LLG, the reflected Pearl spells might heal more than you want it to. Mag
Roader (red) will cast Mute to stop the Pearl spells. That's it, you're 
invulnerable. Inherent Haste to speed up the killing, that much is true, but
there isn't anything else to say. 

Evil Oscar   Bio

Absorbs Pearl, winning the battle. Bio doesn't set any status, but it's 
more offensive than Magic Urn is and the Pearl element is the only element
Woolly isn't protected from and which can't be absorbed with easily obtainable
items (aka the Flame Shld). 

Goblin       Bolt3

Inherent Reflect wins the day. Bolt3 will hurt quite a lot and unlike Enuo, 
there isn't any Seizure status to worry about. While on the subject of
inherently reflective Rages: Enuo, Boxed Set and Figaliz are all inherently
reflective and invulnerable in this fight. Enuo will take Seizure damage, 
Boxed Set's Meteor is inferior to Bolt3 in power and Figaliz' Dischord will
simply be a wasted turn. If you have any of these yet didn't pick Goblin,
by all means though: invulnerable is invulnerable.

  11.44     Wrexsoul

Enemies: Wrexsoul, SoulSaver, SoulSaver

Attacks      : Cure, Reflect, Fire3, Ice3, Bolt3, Zinger

Enemy: SoulSaver
Absorbs      : Fire, Pearl
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark, Clear, Petrify, Wound, Condemned, Berserk, 
Muddle, Slow
Special: !MagicDrain (drains MP)
Inherent Status: None

Enemy: WrexSoul
Absorbs      : Fire, Pearl
50 % damage  : None
Nullifies    : None
Weak against : Ice

Status ailment weaknesses: Dark
Special: !KarmicBlow (sets Condemned)
Inherent Status: None

Weapon: Ice Rod

When the blind, naked newborns first arrive to the game and witness Gau, their
fragile minds explode in a vortex of questions. Overwhelmed by the choices,
they ditch him in favor of Edgar's constant Chainsaw action. When they beat
the game they take a look at the forums and see that Gau is carried on
shoulders. They play the game again, using Gau. They remember the monsters
this time, and learn from their experiences. But they haven't quite mastered
the Rage command, and cry in the darkness because Rage can't be controlled. 

That's actually never a big issue. Except in this battle, where the Rage
command *really* isn't all that helpful. It's not that you can't decide
what attack you pick, but it's fairly worthless because you can't snap
out of a Rage by yourself. WrexSoul can only be hit when the character he 
was 'possessing' receives the Wound status, and Raging characters can't
hit themselves. That, and as soon as WrexSoul appears, you want to focus your
attacks on him while you still can. Having your Ragers pound on the SoulSavers 
is something you don't want to see. There's still a number of ways to fight
this battle, for various circumstances.

Osteosaur    X-Zone

The ticket for a Gau SCC. X-Zone, if it kills both targets, prevents them from
reviving each other and you'll have won the battle. Note that it's very
obvious Square didn't want it to be this way, and while it's not branded as
cheating as often as Vanish/Doom is, it's not very legal. 

Black Drgn   Storm

The ticket for a normal battle. You can immediately kill Gau with a Revivify 
if you want, and he'll be practically untouchable with a Wall Ring. Storm 
will kill SoulSavers when Gau's on a decent level (this helps in preventing
attacks in the direction of people which aren't naturally superior, such as 
Shadow) and significantly hurt WrexSoul when he pops out. 

  12.0 Rage accoutrements

Table of Contents:

 12.1   Merit Award
 12.1	DragoonBoots
 12.2	Gauntlet
 12.3	Genji Glove
 12.4	Gem Box
 12.5	Offering
 12.6	Safety Bit
 12.7	Marvel Shoes/Cure Ring/RunningShoes/Cherub Down/Guard Ring
 12.8	Relic Ring

  12.10    Merit Award

Gau can, due to an oversight from Square, equip the Merit Award. The Merit 
Award is a Relic that allows the wearer to equip almost any piece of Armor, 
and almost any weapon with these exceptions:

 Atma Weapon (in FF3us) & Bone Club

 Girl hats and crowns:
 Hair Band, Tiara, Mystery Veil, Regal Crown, Oath Vail, Cat Hood

 Dresses and bustiers:
 White Dress, Czarina Gown, Minerva

 Animal suits:
 Tabby Suit, Chocobo Suit, Moogle Suit, Nutkin Suit, BehemothSuit

Defensively, the Merit Award has little to offer Gau since his Snow Muffler
already provides extremely potent defence. Combined with a Genji Shield and
Genji Helmet he can reach 255 Defense, nullifying physical attack entirely.
However the Merit Award does provide Gau with the option of 128% Mblock,
giving him perfect evasion to both physical and magical attacks. 

Much more interesting however is the fact the Merit Award gives Gau weapons.

With Gau having the astronomical base Battle Power of 99, strength of the 
weapon equipped only means so much. Once a weapon adds 156 to the Battle Power 
or more, the maximum amount of 255 has been reached and it won't matter if you 
equip a store-bought Falchion or the legendary Aura Lance...speaking of Battle 
Power, that is. No, you could buy a normal sword in the WoR and reach 255 in 
Battle Power, increasing the physical damage Gau does by 150 %. That's awesome 
in its own right, but we want the weapons for the special treatment it gives 
us, and for the warm feeling inside we experience when we equip a smart weapon 
on Gau. 

There's a close bond between spells used by weapons and the weapon attack 
itself. Spells used through weapons benefit from damage multipliers arguably
only meant for the weapon itself. It will receive a 50 % boost from Jump,
will only do 50 % damage when in the back row and it will do double damage
when the weapon inflicts a critical hit. Special attacks caused by Gau 
inflict more damage than they do by using these same damage multipliers.
This means that when Gau holds a Fire Rod, and he should use Fire2 after
a !Catscratch, the Fire2 attack will be four times as powerful as it 
normally would be. The exception to this rule is Flare; barrier-piercing
attacks don't benefit from damage multipliers and Flare is the only
weapon-inflicted barrier-piercing spell out there. 


Out of the instant-death weapons, the Scimitar is arguably the best one. Where 
all other instant-death weapons have massive trouble with the undead, this 
legendary weapon (don't let Ted Woolsey fool you, this is Odin's sword, the 
Zantetsuken) will slice and dice regardless of gender, color and the physical 
state of the opponents body, whether long since dead or alive and kicking 
(your ass). A very boring choice otherwise, though.


I very much doubt you don't have anything better to do with this thing, but as 
both of these swords go disgustingly well with whatever you do with them, I 
thought I should mention them briefly. The former grants 50 % Mblock, a +7 on 
all stats, a perfect Hit Rate of 255 (you'll be able to kill Cactrots with 
this!), same damage from the back row, MP-inflicted criticals and a random 
Pearl. IF you decided to stick with the latter for old time's sake, expect the 
same without the back row powers, 4 less points added to your Speed, only 30 % 
Mblock and a random Flare. These swords on Gau are a waste, to be honest. 
He'll use nothing but the added Mblock % and perhaps the MP-boosted Pearl 
attacks of the Illumina while somebody like Celes enjoys the whole thing. 
Don't be greedy and pass this sword up. It's too good for either Gau or 
Gogo :P

  Pearl Lance

Should you want to attach a Pearl element to your physical strikes, this is 
the weapon to do it with. The Pearl Lance isn't the strongest Pearl-elemental 
weapon, but it's the best one which combines its Pearl-elemental nature with 
a random Pearl spell thrown in here and there. Should you lack this weapon, 
the Pearl Rod is not quite as good but good enough. 

  Magus Rod

Of all the weapons so far, the Magus Rod seems the most misplaced on Gau. And 
yes, you'll want to use it on Strago and Relm, bless their inferior hearts. 
But with quite a lot of Gau's Rages being magical half the time, that +7 on 
Magic Power doesn't hurt at all. And with Gau's Mblock% never coming even 
remotely close to the standard without the Merit Award, a 30 % Mblock is a 
blessing. Gogo can even equip it without a Merit Award, but that guy needs one 
anyway, so it's a non-issue. Note that if you feel they are better spent on 
somebody who's from Thamasa, the Enhancer is a very good alternative, giving 
the same + 7 and 20 % Mblock. 


A very boring store-bought weapon. But that's part of its charm! I highly
doubt you'll have a Merit Award on a time when you don't have anything better
to put on Gau then this Special weapon. However, next to the inferior Falchion 
it's the only store-bought weapon which effectively grants Gau his maximum in
Battle Power. If you don't have anything better, smack this one on. And
remember, it will randomly do 50 % more damage on non-floating target and
200 % more damage on floating targets. That's nice. Finally, same damage
from the back row. Floating boss? Use Sniper. 

There's one oddity with the Sniper on a Rager. The game loads the graphic 
data of the shown weapon when it shows you the Hawk Eye/Sniper flying through
the air, not the graphic of the equipped weapon. While this is normally the
same, a Rager will take it's own weapon which belongs to the Rage. You will
throw the Ice Rods and Tridents you were attacking with. Some Rages will make
Gau attack with Fists or Claws, which have no Throw graphic. The same goes
for Specials. For these things, the game just gives you Throw graphic # 00,
which is that of a small dagger. 

  Wing Edge

The Wing Edge is an alternate Scimitar. The disadvantage over the Scimitar is 
that Gau will revive any undead monster he touches following normal procedure. 
But the fact it won't decrease in power when thrown from the back row is nice, 
let alone those stat boosts containing, among others, a +7 in Speed. And you 
probably won't be using it anyway. 


This thing won't give Gau his precious 255 on Battle Power, but that's okay. 
The Valiantknife is still a barrier-piercing weapon which includes the power 
of Revenge for every single strike. It's nice, but like with the Illumina and 
Ragnarok, this weapon is better used somewhere else. You know Locke needs it 
desperately to make up for the rest of the game, so why not give it to him? 
There are other options. In a Gau SCC, though, this weapon will rock your 


See the Wind Gods section for what exactly this blade can do to your Gau.
He'll be a boy no more. 

  Fixed Dice

Seeing as how Setzer can bloody well go without these, contrary to popular 
belief, Gau could equip these for massive damage when paired with !Catscratch. 
It *will* receive the damage upgrade for every Special. At level 1, a 6/6/6 
roll combined with !Catscratch would do 9999 damage. Level 1. Ponder. At a 
decent level other weapons will have a much higher damage average, though. 
Note that the Dice graphic will *replace* the monster weapon graphic you were

  Drainer/Soul Sabre

Both of them could have been a MONSTER in Gau's hands where it not for this 
one fact: The damage they do is restricted to that a amount the wielder can 
effectively replenish on itself. If Gau is 200 HP short of his maximum, the 
Drainer will do nothing but 200 damage. Now where the latter is useless 
(except perhaps for that random Doom, but there are countless better ways), 
the Drainer will ensure Gau reaching full HP at the end of every round, unless 
facing the undead. On a Rager this is overdone. You don't need the Drainer no 
more unless you know you are going to be hurting a lot, of which the battle 
against Master Pug is an example. 

  Fire Rod/Ice Rod/Lightning Rod/Poison Rod/Gravity Rod/Pearl Rod

Finally, the elemental Rods. I include the Pearl Rod and Poison Rod for the 
sake of completeness, but know that the Pearl Lance and Poison Claw are better 
if you have that choice to make. Is there really that much to say? Short of
the Gravity Rod (which is here for its wacky earth-element anyway) each of
these Rods randomly cast a spell of their appropriate element. This should
provide 9999-topping damage if you're wise in you're choices. Gau can equip
any kind of element, so pick the weakness of your opponent if you know what
is coming. 

  Man Eater

Now it's fairly ridiculous to think that you weren't doing 9999 anyway, but 
let's assume you're level twenty or are Raging Red Wolf rather than Stray Cat. 
The Man Eater doubles the power of your physical attacks against all human 
targets, of which Kefka is one. And there's a nifty 10 % added to your Mblock
to boot :)


Useful in a Gau SCC, I imagine. Although self-inflicted torture isn't
necessarily taken in consideration in the Guide, I want to name this Dirk for
this special effect. And hey, its never hurts to have an additional stealer,
right? Factor in an additional 10 % on Mblock and you'll realize it's quite a
nifty weapon.

  12.1     DragoonBoots

The DragoonBoots change the Fight command into Jump. While it may seem logical 
to think that all of Gau's normal physical attacks now become a Jump attack, 
guess again. Unlike with the Offering, the DragoonBoots doesn't change the 
nature of the attack, it changes the command. DragoonBoots, in short, have no 
effect on Gau whatsoever. Note that the Dragon Horn has effect: should
Palidor's Sonic Dive be cast on Gau, he'll Jump multiple times. 

  12.2     Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is meant to hold a weapon in two hands, thus increasing the power
of it be 50 % while disabling the ability to hold anything else in the other 
hand. Gau does not have a weapon, unless he’s with the Merit Award. You can 
boost the power of a Merit Award weapon on Gau with the Gauntlet, but even in 
the WoR when you lack any kind of Merit Award there’s use for this Relic, and 
that’s in combination with the Imp Halberd. This combination will increase Gau
his physical attacks by 50 %. Sweet. On Gogo, obviously, any weapon will work.

  12.3     Genji Glove

The Genji Glove is practically the same story as the Gauntlet, as even with
the Genji Glove, the game will not consider Gau’s empty Left Hand a weapon
when he's unequipped in the Right Hand. You’ll need Two Imp Halberds for
this. While this will decrease the power of the physical strike, you'll now
get two of them. That means you can top the 9999 pro strike limit that any
other physical strike will give Gau. In combination with the Merit Award,
this works wonders. A Genji Glove/Offering/double Imp Halberd is the only
ticket to a octaple !Catscratch. And while I'm not sure if 'octaple' is a
word, it's too damn cool to delete :P

  12.4     Gem Box

As with the DragoonBoots, the Gem Box doesn't change the nature of any spell, 
it just makes it so that you can select two of them in a row. Equipping this 
on Gau will have results for his Magic command (obviously), but his Rage will 
not be affected, and he won't cast two Bolt2 while Raging Hazer, let alone a 
double Acid Rain or Meteo, sweet as that may have been. 

  12.5     Offering

Yes! This is a brilliant Relic to put on Gau. Obviously you already reserved 
this for Locke or the Fixed Dice/Offering on Setzer, and I can't disagree with 
either as you'll have to resort to the Dragon Horn for both should you want to 
deploy them in a significantly useful way. However, the Offering is great on 
Gau and should definitely be considered for a SCC or the like. Will it make 
his normal physical attack hit four times? Yes! Will it make his Special 
attack hit four times? Yes! The Offering will make the Wind God strategy 
exactly four times as cheap (that's four focused Crusaders), and it works 
brilliantly with the Sniper. 

  12.6     Safety Bit

This Relic protects against instant-Death attacks. You'd say it's not directly 
the most useful Relic for Gau as he can give himself Death protection whenever 
he wants, but there's more to it than that and it gets nastier as well. The 
Rage Gau picks overrides the Death protection check. In other words, while 
wearing a Safety Bit and picking a Rage without Death protection, PowerDemon 
for example, Gau will *not* have Death protection. The Safety Bit isn't 
entirely useless, but it only lasts until Gau picks a Rage at which point it's 
overruled to the negative or becomes useless. 

  12.7     Marvel Shoes/Cure Ring/Runningshoes/Cherub Down/Guard Ring

Inherent statuses are added to your self-applied amount of Rage-inflicted 
statuses, so any of these five will work. Obviously the Cure Ring, RunningShoes
and Guard Ring are there for those moments you don't have the Marvel Shoes yet.
In any boss battle, should I not have given you two Relic slots to fill, you
could add one of two of these. There's only one thing to consider, and that's
that Regen, which is inflicted by Cure Ring and Marvel Shoes, will hurt Gau if
he's Undead. 

  12.8     Relic Ring

Same as with the Safety Bit, I'm afraid. The Relic Ring will make the wearer 
Undead, a property that Gau can get himself at any given moment. Gau will be 
undead when his Rage allows him to be (Whisper, Over-Mind, etc.) but will lack 
the Undead property, even with the Relic Ring, should he Rage a monster who 
lacks this property. The Relic Ring is, like the Safety Bit, useful until he 
picks a Rage. 

  13.0 Rage and Status ailments

Table of Contents:

 13.1	Rage and Status ailments
 13.2	Berserk
 13.3	Clear
 13.4	Mute
 13.5	Petrify
 13.6	Imp
 13.7	Zombie
 13.8	Poison
 13.9	Near Fatal

  13.1     Rage and Status ailments

Rage and Statuses...that's more difficult combination than you might expect. 
Not only will some statuses have effects you hadn't really expected on a 
Rager, Rage-induced statuses may or may not be permanent. 

These inherent statuses are permanent from the moment you select a Rage with
the status: Mute, Berserk, Muddle, Seizure, Regen, Slow, Haste, Shell, Safe, 
Reflect, and Float. Seems logical enough, right? Now, for the list of status
ailments which are *not* permanent:

Dark, Zombie, Poison, Clear, Imp, Petrify, Death, Condemned, Near Fatal, 
Image, Sleep, Dance

You'll see that this is mostly hypothetical: only Dark, Poison and Clear are
used as monster-inherent statuses and the rest is purely for trivia knowledge.
Provided that the monsters don't have immunity to it, you can actually remove
these statuses. You can lift Anguiform's Dark with a Remedy, you can cast 
Cure on Intangir to remove Clear and you could remove Buffalax' Poison with
an Antidote. It won't really matter, however: while not permanent, these
statuses are re-inflicted every time the Rager takes a turn. Clear will be
re-applied, Dark is set again, Poison will proceed to take damage. 

Also note that it is possible to set a status which the Rager is protected
against on the Rager by inflicting it and *then* select the Rage. Due to how
immunities are treated, this status will also become unremovable by any

  13.2     Berserk

Contrary to popular belief, the Berserk status does more than just make the
affected use Fight over and over again. Next to fight, Capture, Jump and Rage 
are allowed, as are MagiTek attacks and Umaro's rampage moves. So what happens 
when Gau/Gogo is affected with the Berserk status?

If it happens before a Rage is selected, there's a 50 % chance that a normal
Fight attack is carried out (this is for Gau; for Gogo there's an equal chance 
for every command of which the extra Fight command is one, and an equal chance 
for the moves listed under those commands). The other 50 % will have Rage 
being used. A completely random Rage is selected, and will be carried out 
normally. The second attack, be it !Catscratch, Shock, Acid Rain or Bolt3, it 
will be carried out 50 % of the time. Any physical attack will receive the 
Berserk Boost, including Special attacks.

If it happens during a Rage, the Rage will just continue, but with the Berserk
Boost on every physical hit. In other words, the Berserk status is just a 
positive thing on a Rager. Unfortunately some monsters, and thus some Rages,
are immune to it.

  13.3     Clear

This is largely a positive status, but possible to prevent a combo such as
Vanish/Stone or Vanish/Meteo, some monsters were given Vanish immunity. I have
not listed status protections as I consider them too much and too trivial to
defend the space it will take. 

There's one monster with inherent Clear status: Intangir. There's something
funky about it: have Gau execute Intangir. Assuming he doesn't take team
spirit too far and destroys himself for the greater good, hit Gau with a magic
spell. The Clear status will be lifted. However, as soon as Gau executes a new
attack, the Clear status will be set again. 

  13.4     Mute

Even when Gau does not actually chant for his spells, and he does not use any
MP either, the Mute status will still prevent Gau from carrying out normal
spells. The only exceptions are those spells which would normally cost 
0 MP. These spells are:

*All spells available through Dance (Wind Slash, etc.)

*Commands (Only Shock in a normal game)

*Items (only Water Edge in a normal game)

Some odd-ball attacks such as BabaBreath, Bomblet, Charm, Discard, Engulf, 
Escape, Gale Cut, HyperDrive, Revenger, Seize, Sneeze, Targetting, Tentacle, 
Train, WallChange and Zinger.

Note that only Charm is used under Rage. The rest is for trivia knowledge :P

  13.5     Petrify

When under Petrify, the character is considered dead and the Rage status is
lifted. You can select a new Rage when you are free to move again due to a
Soft potion or the like. 

  13.6     Imp

When cast before the Rage is selected, the Rage command is grayed out, and you
cannot select a Rage until you are freed from your water-spirit Kappa body.
Get that Green Cherry over here and feed it to your Rage user. 

Assuming you're in a Rage which isn't immune to the Imp status, such as Guard,
the Imp status will get the Rage user stuck inside the Rage status and will
perform uncontrollabe Fight commands until he is either cured from the 
ailment or the battle ends. 

  13.7     Zombie

Unlike Petrify and Wound, a Zombified Rager will continue with the Rage which
was selected. He'll randomly switch targets between the enemy party and your
own, so it's best to cure quickly. You really don't want Land Slide, Charm
or a Wind God against you.

  13.8     Poison

A Rage user will take damage from it just like any other character, but there
is a nifty strategy with the Poison status involved. After you have been 
poisoned, Rage any monster which absorbs the Poison-element. As damage dealt
by the Poison status is Poison-elemental by nature, the Rage user will start
being healed by the increasingly high damage that the Poison status will 
inflict. It beats the Regen status by miles, and you can even combine them to 
make the Rage user an unholy tank of continuous restoration.

  13.9     Near Fatal

If the Rage user is Near Fatal before he selects his Rage, and selects the
Rage of a monster immune to this status, he will remain Near Fatal even when
his HP is brought back to the maximum. This means he'll always be guarded by
a fellow party member with the True Knight. Sweet. Obviously this won't help
a 255 Defense Gau, but in the WoB and on Gogo this can give you full-time
physical protection by somebody else. Think of it as an alternate Golem.

Consequently, Gau has no Desperation Attack and cannot benefit from it.
Gogo, however, will have a 1/16 shot at a DA when he’s Near Fatal, and when
he’s locked in that situation there’s a chance you’ll have him trigger
X-Meteo even at full HP.

  14.0 SNES/PSX version differences

Three versions have been released so far. One in Japan for the Super Famicom
called Final Fantasy 6 (often called Final Fantasy 6j to indicate it's the 
original thing), an American release called Final Fantasy 3 (often referred to 
as just Final Fantasy 6) and a recent release on the Anthology disc for
America (the Europe version featured IV and V). 

There are two differences between the releases that concern Rage. In FF6j and 

The Atma Weapon is now compatible with the Merit Award. I don't know what the 
hell they were thinking; as it was wise they left it out in the original game: 
as you can see in Master ZED’s Bugs & Glitches document, a damaging Special with
the Atma Weapon in either hand will produce graphic glitches because it can't 
decide what length to choose, so it'll just take garbage from some foreign 
location. This can potentially crash the emulator if you play on one, so I'm 
guessing it could abort a PS game. Nothing as evil as Save State destruction has
been reported, though. While the Atma Weapon wouldn't have been half bad on a 
Rager, the graphic glitches aren't worth it. Should you be playing the Anthology

I say Gogo because Gau can no longer equip the Merit Award in the Anthology 
release. Bye bye Wind God Gau, we'll have to go with Wind God Gogo now. 
While Gogo can do in Anthology what he also could in the SNES releases, his 
Vigor is significantly worse than Gau's Vigor, not to mention his Battle Power 
wasn't meant to be a stand-alone weapon like Gau's Fists. Gau's massive 
potential with the Merit Award is but a dream, a vague memory of better times 
in Anthology.

  15.0 Conclusion

Question: So what's the conclusion?

Answer: Conclusion? You want a conclusion? You want me sum up over 290 kB of 
info? I wouldn't know where to begin. I could start by giving you a couple of
surprises I encountered while writing this Guide. I knew about Woolly, yet
hadn't realized his potential. Red Wolf and Cephaler are two Rages I would
not have thought would even allow the faintest shimmer of attention from my
side, yet are very much represented here. The Sniper, for all it's simplicity, 
for it's lack of stat boosts and the fact it's store-bought, turned out to be
perhaps the best weapon for Gau and Gogo to equip overall. 

Question: Did you have fun writing this thing?

Answer: An absolute blast. FF VI is a great game due to its versatility...Gau
is extreme in that aspect. In a way, the difference between a FF V Berserker
and FF VI's Gau is a good example of the difference between this game and a
lot of other ones. 

Question: Have you spent a lot of time fighting and testing these battles?
Boy, you listed a *lot* of Rage recommendations for these boss battles, you
must've spent hours and hours on even a few of them.

Answer: Truth is, most Rage recommendations were given totally in theory. Very
few have been actually play-tested. But don't think that decreases the
credibility of this guide by one bit; both I and the various people I worked
with have had years of experience with this game. If it's in the game, we saw
it coming. And if Vaporite absorbs Lightning on paper, he'll absorb lightning
in the game. 

Question: The toughest boss from an SCC Rager point of view?

Answer: Master Pug. If a move cannot be protected against by any Rage, you can
always drain its MP before it starts using these powerful spells. With Step
Mine not only being available for the entire battle, but actually being a
counter to everything Gau can do to Master Pug, I think this is about the only
battle I don't have an almost fool-proof LLG and/or SCC strategy for. 

Question: Why did you start writing this Guide anyway?

Answer: Multiple reasons. I enjoy writing in general. It's an exercise in the 
English language (which isn't my native one). I wanted a Guide with my
name out there. But most of all, I think I thought I would learn in the
process. And learning I did. 

Question: So?

Answer: So what?

Question: Is Gau the best character in this game?

Answer: No, I don't think so. I think it's Gogo who is the best character in
the game. But as far as Low Level Game strategies go, as far as Single
Character Challenge strategies go, I dare say a *lot* of Gogo's merit can be
explained by the Rage command. It's simply the best command there is.

Question: I hear this game is popular among hackers...any patches on this

Answer: Quite a few, actually. 

Think it's a waste of time trying to find Lich in the Rage menu? Are you sick
and tired of always having to scroll down endlessly only to discover that
Templar is on the top of the list? Assassin's Alphabetic Rage Patch sorts 'em
out so you can find Dark Wind just under Dark Force. Find it at

Do you miss the Allo Ver Rage as much as I do? Think that for all it's flaws,
the Siegfried Rage and the Chupon Rage would really help out this time?
Terii's Patch clears a monster formation of a Siegfried monster and a monster
formation of a Chupon monster after you fight them in the Colloseum. The patch
also fixes the bug where Allo Ver is in the wrong monster formations, so you
can now have a complete list of Rages. Currently available for half the price
at www.rpglegion.com

Question: So this is it?

Answer: I'm afraid it is. I hope you had as much fun reading this thing as I
had writing it...although I very much doubt it took you as long. Comments,
feedback questions, a hot date; if you have something for me, don't hesitate
to let me know. I can be reached a Djibriel at gmail dot com or make a topic
at either www.gamefaqs.com or www.cavesofnarshe.com. This was written in the
winter of 2004/2005, so if you're living in 2009 and robot overlords rule
the lands with an iron (literally!) fist, the forums may pose a better
solution as those tend to last longer. And even if I disappeared into the
glorious orange sunset, there'll be someone there to tell you :)

You know how to reach me, making our relationship a dual one. We'll meet in the
future, maybe.


  16.0 Credits

Credits in alphabetical order:

Galbalan and Novalia Spirit for the corrections that made the 1.3 version.
Galbalan especially prompted me to actually bother with the 1.3 release, which
quickly turned out to be more of an overhaul than I originally planned :/

i90east for proofreading, and hosting the document on a website which isn't
butchered by horrible, horrible hosting. 

Imzogelmo for some good, yet not always very clean, fun while writing this 
Guide, proofreading, and some random bits and pieces of feedback that are 
probably in this document somewhere. 

Master ZED for the countless times I checked up on his Monster Stats Guide and 
Attack Guide, not to mention the Bugs and Glitches Guide he allowed me to copy
contents from for this document. Also, let's not forget he inspired me way
back when even FF3ME was still a mystery to me. Imagine, I might've lived this
life thinking Flare was Fire-elemental ;)

Mnrogar for the delightful forums on which especially the Boss strategy section
was debated quite a lot. Consider it the grounds on which this Guide was

Novalia Spirit for proofreading this thing about nine months after is was
released :D It was this guy who finally actually prompted me to give the update,
so you can all be thankful.

But most of all, it is assassin (yes, even defying the alphabetical order 
here) who deserves most credit 'mongst these people. He wrote the Monster
Elemental Reaction document. He has passed countless bits of feedback, has
helped out by multiple proofreadings and even had some tips concerning
GameFAQs uploading up his sleeve. He was the best side-kick one could ever
wish for. My hat goes to you, oh fellow traveler. You're brilliant.

Further thanks to people with various tips and suggestions, including Hearn,

  Disclaimer and legal necessities

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