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Boss FAQ by AcidDragon
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XENOSAGA ######### ## ## ## ## ####### ####### ## ## ###### ## ## ## ## ## ## ######## ######## ## ## ## ## ## ## ######### ###### ######## ######## FAQ -Xenosaga Boss FAQ- By AcidDragon (firstname.lastname@example.org) Started March 17 2003 Last updated March 19 2003 Version- 1.5 This document Copyright 2003 for Shane Reichenbach COMPENDIUM 1.Intro 2.Frequently asked questions 3.Bosses -Battle Simulator (A1) -Woglinde (A2) -Plermora (A3) -Elsa (A4) -U-Tic Battleship (A5) -Cathedral Ship (A6) -Encephalon, Militia (A7) -Kukai Foundation (A8) -Song of Nephilim (A9) -Proto Merkabah (A10) 4.Optional Bosses (Almost Done) 5. Special Thanks 1.This is a boss FAQ for Xenosaga Episode 1 Der Wille Zer Macht. I noticed that there is no FAQ on this subject and many people have been talking about this on the message boards. So I figured that my first FAQ might as well be for a game that I enjoy! I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about bosses or the FAQ do not hesitate to email me at my email address listed at the top. This FAQ will be listed as the bosses appear in the game with optional bosses at the very end. If you would like to add to this FAQ I need a description on how to defeat Mintia (Momo's optional boss). If you would like to quickly go from one point of the guide to another I have provided numbers and letters in the Compendium to use control F with. 2. Frequently Asked Question Q: How do I find Great Joe/Mintia/Din or Meld Gareth? A: I will cover how to get to these optional bosses in depth in my Optional bosses section. Q: Why can't I hurt this boss? A: Perhaps you are too weak to inflict any major damage and/or are using the wrong elemental type of damage to attack him. Q: What characters are you using to fight these bosses? A: I am usually using a party of Shion/Jr./KosMos except where you are forced to use others. * * * * 3. BOSSES (Finally we get to the good stuff!) I will be setting up the bosses in this fashion. Name HP Weakness Items Exp (not split into 3 parts) : KosMos Battle Simulator: A1 Okay the first boss should be a piece of cake; in fact it's almost impossible to lose! -Drone SPX- HP-280 Weakness-Lightning Item-Med Kit S Exp-40 This boss is fairly straightforward and will serve its purpose in teaching you how to use an AGWS that will make later boss battles ten times easier! To defeat him in a few turns guard with KosMos and let Shion hop into he AGWS. Now you're going to either attack with KosMos's R cannon or use a weapon from Shion's AGWS after both characters attack he should die. -Drone GX- HP-420 Weakness-slash Item-Ether Pack S Exp.-100 The Drone GX just provides a review for whatever you learn in the simulator with a few new twists. First of all do not attack this boss while it's guarding. If you attempt this it will launch a deadly attack called "Revenge Combo" Because AGWS are available and they almost always make a battle easier begin by putting Shion into hers. Because he is weak against slash attack make shions firs turn into a sword attack. Meanwhile use KosMos's R Blade for the same effect. Remember during a guard position heal your party members or guard yourself for tech attacks. :Woglinde: A2 -Cyclops- HP-560 Weakness-Lightning Item-SM99AG Exp.-560 This can be a very simple boss unless you accidentally use ether or triangle based tech attacks. When you use some of these it will enable the Cyclops to use a spread beam attack that can damage the entire party. Save Shion's AGWS for a tougher boss that you will face soon. With Virgil use a square; square, circle and KosMos use her Mode A7 so she will inflict better damage. Eventually this hybrid of AGWS/Gnosis will topple. -Minotaur- HP-920 Weakness-Beam Item-Skill Upgrade S Rare Item- Skill Upgrade Z Exp.-720 -Sky Fish x2- HP-240 each Weakness-Pierce Item-Escape Pack Exp-150 each This can be a bit of a tricky enemy if you don't know the trick. First of all if you have the ability to steal jack the Minotaur's Skill Upgrade Z because who couldn't use 100 extra skill points? Now take out the sky fish first as they can be a bit of a nuisance. Use spell ray & R Cannon to make quick work of them. Next pop Shion into her AGWS and equip her with dual submachine guns. That way she can use W Act after guarding once to do some nice damage. Heal KosMos is need be then just beat on him unless he tries his gravity pulse then just guard. Eventually he will fall. :Plermora: A3 There are a lot of AGWS in this stage so be sure to upgrade lightning attacks on Ziggy but don't skimp on his cyber kick because he will need it against a amazingly hard boss at the end. -Gardis M1- HP-450 Weakness-Lightning Item-Med Kit S Exp-200 -Gardis F10x2- HP-60 Weakness-lightning Item-None Exp-36 This can be an extremely easy fight if you play your cards right but if you make a few mistakes this fight could be potentially dangerous. The best route to take while fighting these three is to kill only one of the F10's because if you kill both then he will summon 2 more. Using your lightning fist is the best way to damage him. Use med kits or recharge until this guy goes down. -Zolfo A- HP-820 Weakness-Lightning Item-none Exp-200 -Mercurio B x2- HP-640 each Weakness-none Item-none Exp-150 each This is an easy battle as long as you follow one simple rule DON'T ATTACK THE ZOLFO UNTIL THE MERCURIOS ARE DEAD! Instead guard with Ziggy and nail the 2 Mercurios with MOMOS sleep ether, that way the Zolfo will get pissed off and shoot his own people! In a few turns he will kill all of his people with Ziggy's help. Now don't bother with her sleep attack against the Zolfo. Instead use an ether pack and heal with her, attack with Ziggy until he goes down. ****** The hardest battle you will face in a while will be very soon so hit the save point heal up (ether too!) use all the available skill& tech points. Set Ziggy's cyber kick on high if possible. If you can't just upgrade the power and the wait. Now go to formation and place MOMO directly behind Ziggy. Also her refine is a good skill to have. ****** -Margulis- HP-820 Weakness-None Item-Red Ring Rare Item-Purple Ring Exp-2400 Alright this is a tough battle to test your Xenosaga skills with! The main Idea of fighting Margulis is to outlast him cause he's one bad mutha. In order to get the jump on him use a speed stim, now make sure you don't use any lightning attacks because the do about 0 or they heal him! Just use you cyber kick, heal with MOMO, and heal MOMO with ether packs. On his second turn cast bodyguard and keep it up to help diminish the damage because Margulis can sure dish it out. If you get lucky you might get the purple ring. :Elsa: A4 -Domo Carrier- HP-1800 Weakness-Lightning Item-Anti beam Armor Exp-4500 This boss is super easy if you have kept your AGWS up and current. Just be sure to have their FHP at full. Now on the first turn the DOMO Carrier will use an analyze attack that copies the event slot. This can be good or bad either doubling attack power or boost power or giving him no advantage. Now get chaos and Shion into their AGWS and use Guard and W-Act. With them doing close to 500 damage this battle should be over in a few turns. But you might want to keep the other member of the party alive for the XP. So just guard and heal with them. :U-TIC Battleship: A5 This is the scene for two optional boss battles which I will cover later in the guide. But for now there is only one boss that you can access and he is extremely simple! -Ambix- HP-1200 Weakness-None Item-Frame Repair Z Rare Item- B-Max Circuit Exp-1800 Ambix is fairly simple and should collapse on your first try. In fact there is almost no strategy to use against this boss at all. Just set all your characters in AGWS and whale on him with W-Act. :Cathedral Ship: A6 This is a long level with strong enemies a few miniboss and one hell of a big boss. You'd do best to level up Shion' Medica all, KosMos's R Cannon, and Chaos's Heavens Wrath. -Mini Bosses- There are quite a few of these so I will only only post basic strategies. -Svarozic- HP-1500 Weakness-slash/ice Item-Tech Upgrade S Rare Item-Tech Upgrade Z Exp-800 Just use one or two AGWS and KosMos's R Blade should finish him off quickly. -Perun- HP-1500 Weakness-Slash/spirit Item-Ether Upgrade S Rare Item-Ether Upgrade Z Exp-800 Use KosMos & Chaos's attacks to take advantage of his weaknesses and take him out fast. -Stribog- HP-1500 Weakness-Slash/Fire Item- Skill Upgrade S Rare Item- Skill Upgrade Z Exp-800 Try using AGWS and Chaos's Heavens Wrath attack for best results against this boss. -Gargoyle- HP-3600 Weakness-Slash/Lightning Item-Silver Crown Rare Item- Commanders Crest Exp-7400 -Oudogogue x2- HP-1000 Weakness-Slash Item-Frame repair A Rare Item- Frame repair Z Exp-800 This can be one hard and tricky boss if you don't know how to handle him. First of all if you've been following my FAQ disregard all of my advice about using AGWS. They are just too slow in this battle. Now watch out and keep on your guard for the special attack Hell Flash, Make sure Shion makes good use of Medica All too. Use KosMos to R Blade the 2 lesser enemies into oblivion now that he's powered up use R Cannon. Now with Shion cast Medica one more time and pop her and chaos into their AGWS's and finish him off. :Encephalon, Militia: A7 -Tiamat- HP-6400 Weakness-Beam/Pierce Item-B-Max Circuit Rare Item-Revenge Power Exp-15600 As long as you have a guard cleaner, pop everyone into their AGWS and beat on him till the sun don't shine! Also make sure you have guard recovery to recover FHP. Finally have your party W-Act until there is a few HP left on Tiamat, then have Jr. and Shion both attack in a row to finish him off. :Kukai Foundation: A8 -Gigas x2- HP-2800 each Weakness-Slash/Spirit Item-Spirit Rare Item-Soul Exp-7800 Get ready for a double header! This boss splits into two on it's first turn. Make sure at least one person on your team has Shion's Medica all because it's key in this battle. With KosMos using R Blade and your other characters in AGWS you should have no problems. Although you might want to keep your HP above 400 or so because lower HP increases it's 1 hit KO attacks chances of success. :Song of Nephilim: A9 (miniboss) -Athra 26 series- HP-3000 Weakness-None Item-Revive DX Exp-2400 This boss can be simple or hard depending on your AGWS development. You are going to not want to use any kind of ether or beamish type attack because he will absorb them and be unhurtable by those for the rest of the battle. Instead use the lancer arms or gattling guns. He'll die easy as long as you have an engine shield to stop him from stopping you! -Rianon SE- HP-5600 Weakness-Fire Item- Boost Pack Rare Item-Sheild Armor Exp-20000 DON'T USE AGWS IN THIS BATTLE! That is very important. This is very much a patience battle. Cast chaos's supreme judgment attack to get him to cure your own status ailments! You can't use AGWS in this battle because he can drain almost half of their HP at once with an attack. Basically just try to outlast this boss. -Simeon- HP-8400 Weakness-None Item-B-Max circuit Rare Item- Fast circuit 25 Exp-32000 It's time to face Albedo's formidable AGWS Simeon. Unfortunately he doesn't present the challenge you'd expect. All you need to do to beat this wuss is equip a guard cleaner and recovery. After that just use piercing W-Act weapons to kill him. -Ein Rugel- HP-3600 Weakness-None Rare Item- Master Pendant Exp-24000 Steal his masters pendant and jump in your AGWS's. Now use an equipped cockpit guard accessory to stop his sleep attacks and use W- Act to kill his fist stage. -Doppelwogel- HP-4400 Weakness-None Item- Samurai heart Rare Item- Gemini Clock Exp-24000 Get ready for the flying form #2. Make sure all the AGWS you are using have the following accessories- engine shield, cockpit guard,& guard recovery. Now make sure all of your characters have long range attacks. As long as your AGWS are immune to status effects you should have no problems just be sure to get out of the AGWS if you have less than 500 HP left. :Proto Merkabah: A10 -Proto Dora- HP-12000 Weakness-Beam Item-Frame repair Z Rare Item- Fast circuit 50 Exp-32000 -Schutz x2- HP-3800 Weakness-Lightning Item-Frame repair A Rare Item-Fast circuit 25 Exp-5000 Steal the rare items then have KosMos use X Buster every turn. Have Shion heal the party for the whole battle and take out the Schutz's first. Save up your boosts until you have 2 or 3 and then heal when you see a "begin energy recharge" message on the screen. It will then unleash a killer 800 damage attack! Now heal everybody and get ready to boost! You must boost 9 or 10 consecutive times to take him out when you get him to about 5000 hp before he heals himself. With a little luck you will kill him. Although if you have Erde Kaiser then you don't need to bother with the boosts. -Albedo- HP-7400 Weakness-None Item-Revive DX Rare Item- Rejuvenator Exp-54000 I have 2 words to say to you ERDE KAISER, this will save you from one hell of an almost impossible boss! For those of you diehards who have to do everything the challenging way here you go... Albedo has an awesome draining attack that can almost kill people or AGWS and restore him about 1000HP. Some of the best strategies to apply when fighting him is to give him status problems. KosMos's S chain is perfect for this! It will distract him enough to inflict some serious damage. Now cast boost 1 on everyone now use boost again and again with powerful techs. Eventually this madman won't know what hit him and just drop! -Sophie Peithos- HP-16000 Weakness-None Item-None Exp.- 88000 -Jaldaboth- HP-1200 Weakness-None Item-Revive Rare Item-Revive DX Exp-2400 -Ratatosk- HP-1800 Weakness-None Item-Revive Rare Item- Revive DX Exp-3800 Okay I have assembled this walkthrough for the final boss based on Erde Kaiser so I'm sorry if you don't have it but you'll have to improvise on the first part. First off use any Items or ethers to increase boost and attack power like boost packs, speed stims, and stim DX's because you won't have any more use for them. Once you have 2 or 3 boosts on each character and all the abilities are up cast Erde Kaiser. Now Jaldaboths will appeat. They are much like the bombs of final fantasy's so take them out with boosts so they can't inflict any damage. Hurt him some more and then he will summon the Ratatosks take them out with consecutive rain blades, X busters, and Angelic requiems before they can inflict ether attack down. Watch with a scope so you can find when he'll fall below 4000 then heal up. He's about to do a Huge ether attack! Now dedicate one character to healing and boost attacks for the rest of the battle all while keeping HP high so he can't damage you much. * * * * * 4. Optional Bosses! Finding them You cannot find the ACE pilot or his AGWS until after you clear the U- TIC battleship with Jr., Mary & the soldier. Once you recieve an email telling you to come over to the Ship has been added as an evs map your in business! When you can first access these batttles you prolly will be to weak so first get an AGWS with at least 1500 health & guard recovery for Meld, And one with at least 2000 FHP for Din. Now when you enter the battle ship go down, take a right, go straight and through the first door, now head right, down through the next door on the right. and finally move straight ahead to the second door! Fighting them -ACE Pilot- HP-360 Weakness-Fire Item-Skill upgrade A Rare Item- Ether Upgrade A Exp-30 Very simple! if you have any trouble at all with him go back and level up right now! A good strategy before the song of Nephilim is to get all of your AGWS out before you fight them and steal his items (ether & skill upgrade A nothing to sneeze at at earlier levels). When you are charged up for W-Act kill him with a circle attack. -Meld Gareth- HP-5500 Weakness-None Item-Frame Repair Z Rare Item- B-Max circuit Exp-4000 Very good for farming levels midway in the game with no one else to fight! To get to Meld Gareth after the Song you will need 2 or more AGWS on the field. He is very easy so long as you have at least 2 AGWS with guard recovery and weapons with W-Act. He will start by boosting into his AGWS and using either Dragon scale (a close range attack) or 68 series missle (a long range attack) The 68 missle can do up to 300 hundred damage to each member of you party so watch out! the Dragon scale is tamer usually doing 200-400 damage to one person. You should already have 2 or 3 W-Acts saved up and use those immediatly. A B-Max cuircut is also helpful as an accsesory allowing you AGWS to boost. (save these boosts till he's down to 500 or so HP) Now continue healing with guard rec. and attacking with W-Act until he's down to close to 500 or so HP. now wait until you see a golden ring on the slot machinge thing and boost! Finally kill it with W-Act to get a point bonus! -Din Gareth- HP-8500 Weakness-None Item- Frame Repair Z Rare Item- Fast circuit 25 Exp-8000 Din Gareth only appears after the Song, to fight him you must have 1 or less AGWS on the field. He is stronger than Meld in everyway except the fact that he has no entire party attacking attacks. Don't feel safe though, his 20mm blaster can do over 300 damage & his 71-series railgun can do over 600 damage. Again make sure you have guard recovery and over 2000 hp. Also spend the majority of your time guarding only stopping to W-Act with over 1000 hp otherwise a critical railgun could take you out! If you are going to fight this battle with KosMos or Ziggy I suggest making sure they have over 1000 hp for the reasons I mentioned before. The main weapons you should use are the gattling gun, flamethrower, lancer arms, or some other piercing/fire/slashing weapon. -Great Joe- HP-9999 Weakness-None Item-Swimsuit Exp-18000 Get ready for one Bad Mamma Jamma! Great Joe knows how to put on the hurt, with his 4 attacks that he uses most he will give you a run for your money. I'll start with his biggest attack "soul crusher" this will attack your whole party with about 500 damage. He also has an ether which charges all of his attacks. When he starts this "cerebration" attack heal and guard. He can also use gamble which does around 200 damage. His "Heart Shot Punch" will do about 175 damage and curse you. Finally Joe will hit you with a spur for medium damage. Now a good strategy to use is equip Jr. with a bravesoul and put Shion behind him to use dandyism. Now use psycho arm, boost packs and other items to up your power. Now attack with last symphony which benefits from his psycho arm. Have KosMos on the side absorbing Joes Damage and using Items and techs. Now when Joe challenges you to a duel only attack with Jr. and heal with the others. When he has around 2000 HP and Jr. has Dandyism have KosMos use a hemlock on him boost and finish Joe off. -Mintia- *I need a strategy for this boss. If you have one email it to me and you will be given credit for your part* I've found a strat that works pretty well and doesn't require particularly high levels. I used a team of Shion (level 26), KOS-MOS (level 29), and Momo (like 27 or something). I gave Shion boost 1, Medica-All, Medica-Rest, Revert, and I probably should have given her Purifying storm. I equiped her with Alpha armor, a silver crown, and a Cross. She should also have a high-speed ranged tech attack (like Spell Ray) KOS-MOS should have Medica-All and Medica-Rest. She was equipped with the F*RSHOT, D unit V5, speed shoes and a bravesoul. She should have a high speed R*Cannon, although you're not going to need it much. Momo should have Medica-All, Medica-Rest, refine (or revert), boost 1, and Starlight. As for equipment, give her Ruby armor (when I fought her I accidently had MOMO with a bathing suit), a Ruby Helmet and Blue Topaz . She should have a high-speed Momo's kiss (ranged attack usable with starlight), preferably leveled up a little (it's not very important). Before you go in, you'll need a few S-Ether packs, some Cure-Alls, a few revives, and 7+ hemlochs (You probably won't need all of them, though. Go into the battle with everyone at max HP. Either put everyone in the front row, or put MOMO and KOS-MOS in front and put Shion behind KOS- MOS. She has several attacks. Dark Star: Can hit anyone in the front row, does around 200-350 damage. Can also push back (I'm not sure if that's a seperate attack with the same name or what). Dark Snake: A poison attack, does damage similar to Dark Star. She can also summon a big black ball. This has two attacks. The first hits the entire front row for less than 200 damage. Sometimes less than 100. He uses this when she summons with a red circle. The second one is worse. When she summons with a blue circle, he'll knock 1 character down to 1 HP, and Mintia will absorb that. She only seems to summon him after being hurt a bit. Ok, the strategy here revolves around KOS-MOS's rail gun (F*RSHOT), the Hemloch, and the bravesoul she's equipped with. The rest of it is more or less optional. When the battle starts off, have KOS-MOS defend, and have the other two cast boost on her. Heal when you get hurt. Once the battle cycle has come back the the blank grey box, have KOS-MOS boost and someone else use a hemloch on her. When KOS-MOS's turn comes, have her use the F*RSHOT, which will probably hit critical and do around 1700 damage. If it doesn't do critical it'll only do 1200. You could then heal her to around 500 HP, move her into the back row, or whatever. Once she's got 6AP again, do the same thing. For the rest of the battle you can just blast her with F*RSHOT. If you need some supplementry damage you can use MOMO. Have her cast starlight and then use MOMO's kiss, which should do 500+damage. Finally, if you get desperate, you can use R*Cannon to do 120-200 a hit. It should be pointed out that you want to stay around 500 HP, unless you're using the F*RSHOT. This is because of her pet's HP absorbtion ability, which will heal her. Hopefully Mintia won't get a chance to use this attack much, because it can be a pain. However, notice that it has the same effect as a hemloch..... Strategy 2:Get Shion with over 60 MP and blast her once with Erge Kaiser. Mintia'll die instantly. *thanks to Thomas at email@example.com for this strategy* 5. Special thanks I'd like to thank GameFaqs for allowing me to post this guide. I'd like to thank NAMCO for making this great game. I'd like to thank my parents for allowing me to hog all of this time at the computer composing this guide. I'd finally like to thank all the reviews out there that convinced me to buy this classic.