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 Looking for a particular Boss? You'll find all the bosses of the game here,
except for the Sword Dancers, Nebilim and the bosses at The Replica Lab the
Abyss, because each of them have their own section (well, a subsection in the
Sidequest section). This is rather convenient in case you just opened this
guide looking for a Boss, you don't have to scroll down looking in the whole
guide for that Boss.


--> Cheagle Woods


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BOSS: LIGER QUEEN
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- Name: Liger Queen
- Location: Cheagle Woods
- HP: 10,200 / 15,300 / 20,400 / 35,700
- XP: 175
- P.ATK: 76 / 114 / 152 / 266
- P.DEF: 83 / 124 / 166 / 290
- F.ATK: 72 / 108 / 144 / 252
- F.DEF: 80 / 120 / 160 / 280
- Gald: 1,000
- Items dropped: Life Bottle, Sage
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Earth, Wind

- Strategy: There really isn't much to say about this battle. She may have a
lot of HP, but you don't need to damage her that much. Just attack her normally
(3 attacks + Fang Blade) and you'll be dealing 190+ dmg. plus Tear's Nightmare
will deal some more dmg. After every combo, start Free Running around, avoiding
her attacks, then attacking again. After taking 25-50% of its HP, the amazingly
strong Jade Curtiss shows in the battlefield to kick the Queen's ass. He has
Blessed Drops, which rocks and might kill her with just one of those.

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--> Choral Castle


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BOSS: ARIETTA/LIGER/HRESVELGR
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a) Arietta
- Location: Choral Castle
- HP: 3,000 / 4,500 / 6,000 / 10,500
- P.ATK: 98 / 147 / 196 / 343
- P.DEF: 263 / 394 / 526 / 920
- F.ATK: 111 / 166 / 222 / 388
- F.DEF: 235 / 352 / 470 / 822
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

b) Liger
- Location: Choral Castle
- HP: 3,700 / 5,550 / 7,400 / 12,950
- P.ATK: 148 / 222 / 296 / 518
- P.DEF: 228 / 342 / 456 / 798
- F.ATK: 101 / 151 / 202 / 353
- F.DEF: 167 / 250 / 334 / 584
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Wind

c) Hresvelgr
- Location: Choral Castle
- HP: 3,500 / 5,250 / 7,000 / 12,250
- P.ATK: 135 / 202 / 270 / 472
- P.DEF: 236 / 354 / 472 / 826
- F.ATK: 99 / 148 / 198 / 346
- F.DEF: 172 / 258 / 344 / 602
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Fire
    - Strong: Water

- Strategy: First of all, focus all of your attacks on Arietta, because she's
the magic user of the group. Beware, though that she and Liger can enter
Overlimit. When she does that, Free Run around the field or try attacking Liger
until her Overlimit wears off. She has spells like Limited and Negative Gale.
If these leave a FoF, use them, you can use Water FoF and Earth FoF when you
see a Darkness FoF; just like Fire FoF and Wind FoF with a Light FoF. Once
she's down, I really recommend taking Liger out, since he's the fastest of the
group and has an attack similar to Lightning Tiger Blade. Once Liger is down,
take down that bird (what a strange name).It may be a tough battle, but I did
just fine with a party of Luke 12, Tear 12, Jade 12 and Guy 12.

 You'll receive 760 XP, 1,300 Gald and, Savory and Apple Gel.

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--> Katsbert Ferry


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BOSS: Kaiser Dist R
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- Name: Kaiser Dist R
- Location: Katsbert Ferry
- HP: 19,000 / 28,500 / 38,000 / 66,500
- XP: 800
- P.ATK: 182 / 273 / 364 / 637
- P.DEF: 302 / 453 / 604 / 1,057
- F.ATK: 139 / 208 / 278 / 486
- F.DEF: 204 / 306 / 408 / 714
- Gald: 1,500
- Items dropped: Orange Gel
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Water
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Although he has 19,000 HP, it goes down in an eye blink. Deactivate
everything on Jade, except for Splash. Put Jade's Splash in a shortcut and make
him cast it over and over. Tear will be healing all the battle, so we don't
have to worry about that. Guy and Luke will physically attack Kaiser. Whenever
you can, use the FoF, especially Water FoF, so that Luke can use Frigid Blast,
dealing massive dmg.

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--> Abandoned Factory


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BOSS: ABADDON
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- Name: Abaddon
- Location: Abandoned Factory
- HP: 22,000 / 33,000 / 44,000 / 77,000
- XP: 1,190
- P.ATK: 197 / 295 / 394 / 689
- P.DEF: 333 / 499 / 666 / 1,165
- F.ATK: 186 / 279 / 372 / 651
- F.DEF: 271 / 406 / 542 / 948
- Gald: 2,000
- Items dropped: Lavender
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: This monster is nasty. Jade is very good here, using Splash all the
battle, because of Abaddon's lower F. DEF. Have Tear or Natalia cure during the
whole while Luke and Guy attack him physically. Abaddon's Negative Gale and
Jade's Splash will create several FoF. Use them well as they deal some extra
and pretty dmg. He also has an attack in which you takes out some little
spiders out of his ass to attack you, but these run in a straight line, and
Free Run is your friend here. There may be a few casualties, but nothing that a
Life Bottle can't handle, eh?

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--> Zao Ruins


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BOSS: SYNC/LARGO
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a) Sync
- Location: Zao Ruins
- HP: 13,000 / 19,500 / 26,000 / 45,500
- P.ATK: 210 / 315 / 420 / 735
- P.DEF: 222 / 333 / 444 / 777
- F.ATK: 154 / 231 / 308 / 539
- F.DEF: 150 / 225 / 300 / 525
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

b) Largo
- Location: Zao Ruins
- HP: 17,000 / 25,500 / 34,000 / 59,500
- P.ATK: 265 / 397 / 530 / 927
- P.DEF: 210 / 315 / 420 / 735
- F.ATK: 161 / 241 / 322 / 563
- F.DEF: 100 / 150 / 200 / 350
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Ok, go after Sync first, because he's the quick (and I mean QUICK)
and has the lowest HP. Beware of his Arcane Arte, Stone Dragon Ascent. Before
you even know it, he'll be gone. As for Largo, he is a stronger fellow, and
with his Arcane Arte, Raving Thunder, it deals 500+ dmg. Have Tear heal all the
time, while Jade is casting during the whole battle. Use any FoF that appear on
battle, specially use this because Sync's Artes Thunder Blade and Turbulence
will create several FoF. Luke and Guy will be good distraction for Sync and
Largo, while Jade and Tear are casting.

 You'll receive 1,600 XP, 2,400 Gald and, Grass Chamber, Verbana and Garnet.

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--> Deo Pass


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BOSS: Legretta
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- Name: Legretta
- Location: Deo Pass
- HP: 31,000 / 46,500 / 62,000 / 108,500
- XP: 2,100
- P.ATK: 357 / 535 / 714 / 1,249
- P.DEF: 319 / 478 / 638 / 1,116
- F.ATK: 224 / 336 / 448 / 784
- F.DEF: 196 / 294 / 392 / 686
- Gald: 2,500
- Items dropped: Sephira, Chamomile
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Light

- Strategy: This chick is hard as f***. And I mean it. Watch out for her
combos, which can do 300+ dmg. She also has spells like Eclair de Larmes and
Holy Lance which can do 700+ dmg. A good thing is to have Jade and make him
cast Artes all the battle, since she has less F.DEF than P.DEF. Also, like all
battles, make Tear heal during the whole battle, turning off all of her Artes,
except for Healing Circle and First Aid. Luke and Guy are good distractions,
but not only that, but she's easy to stagger, so go ahead and attack her with
all you've got. Also when she has her Overlimit on, just Free Run through the
whole battlefield until it's gone. Heal yourself if your HP is below 400.

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--> Yulia City


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BOSS: ASCH
----------

- Name: Asch
- Location: Yulia City
- HP: 10,000
- XP: 1,250
- P.ATK: 380
- P.DEF: 340
- F.ATK: 250
- F.DEF: 100
- Gald: 1,200
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Ok, this battle doesn't have to be won, but if you want, keep
reading (hey, this battle keeps reminding me of the battle with Kratos at the
Tower of Salvation in ToS). I'll make this fast. There's a good strategy to use
here, which is run and hit. Yes, you heard me right. Start Free Running around
and when Asch comes near you, and he'll start attacking you from behind, but
since you keep Free Running, he won't touch you (I hope so). If he uses Havoc
Strike or Raging Blast, return to him and unleash (this is what I used) a 3 hit
combo + Demon Fist + Fang Blade Rage. You'll deal 1,400+ dmg by doing so. Rinse
and repeat. But read this, try at all cost to avoid his attacks, since they'll
be dealing 350+ dmg. each hit. Yes, and he'll attack you 3 times (just like
Luke). Ok, that's how you can defeat him. As a side note, if you're above Lv.
30 and use a Mystic Arte on him, he'll just counter it with his own.

----------


--> Ortion Cavern


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BOSS: ANCYLOPOLYP/POLYP
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a) Ancylopolyp
- Location: Ortion Cavern
- HP: 35,000 / 52,500 / 70,000 / 122,500
- XP: 3,500
- P.ATK: 344 / 516 / 688 / 1,204
- P.DEF: 350 / 525 / 700 / 1,225
- F.ATK: 283 / 424 / 566 / 990
- F.DEF: 282 / 423 / 564 / 987
- Gald: 5,000
- Items dropped: Aquamarine, Basil
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

b) Polyp
- Location: Ortion Cavern
- HP: 1,000 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 3,500
- XP: 100
- P.ATK: 164 / 246 / 328 / 574
- P.DEF: 350 / 525 / 700 / 1,225
- F.ATK: 283 / 424 / 566 / 990
- F.DEF: 282 / 423 / 564 / 987
- Gald: 100
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: This battle is not that hard (compared to the one we just had with
Asch a while ago). He has an attack of bubbles. Each bubble that explodes in
your face leaves a small Water FoF. Use these to your advantage using Raging
Blast and converting it in Frigid Blast. The Polyps are weak and give an extra
XP and Gald. When the calamari goes in its shell, use this time to heal or do
whatever you need to do. Anyway, easy fight. And as you could see, there's
really nothing more to say about this fight...

-----------------------


--> St. Binah


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BOSS: KAISER DIST RX
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- Name: Kaiser Dist Rx
- Location: St. Binah
- HP: 40,000
- XP: 7,500
- P.ATK: 492
- P.DEF: 512
- F.ATK: 222
- F.DEF: 390
- Gald: 12,000
- Items dropped: Magic Mist
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Water
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Before anything, deactivate every arte on Jade except for Splash.
He'll be using it quite a bit, so a lot of Water FoF will appear. Use these to
perform Guardian Frosts. One of these should deal 1,300+ dmg. Also use your
Mystic Artes anytime you can, dealing even massive dmg. to Kaiser. Also, his
main attacks are directed in front of him, so, if you can, go to its back and
start combo-ing him from the back. There's really not much to say, he's the
same as in the Ferry, only much stronger, so just use the previous strategy you
used on him and you'll win.

--------------------


--> Zao Ruins (2nd visit)


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BOSS: Tyrannopion
-----------------

- Name: Tyrannopion
- Location: Zao Ruins
- HP: 48,000
- XP: 6,750
- P.ATK: 381
- P.DEF: 682
- F.ATK: 304
- F.DEF: 523
- Gald: 10,000
- Items dropped: Resist Ring
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: The last enemy was Dist's toy, and that was long ago. I recommend
bringing Anise instead of guy, because of her magic. Deactivate all her Fonic
Artes, except for Negative Gate and Limited. Have her use that all the battle,
and Jade use Ground Dasher. Every time Jade uses Ground Dasher, a complete
Earth FoF appears, so use Rending Thrust to make go use to it. Also, whenever
you can, use your Overlimit, as well as your allies. To perform Jade's Mystic
Arte, you need to cast a High Level Fonic Arte (Ground Dasher) to unleash his
Mystic Arte, Mystic Cage. As for Tear, while in Overlimit, you need to sing a
Hymn. Anyway, since its P.DEF is higher than its F.DEF, Jade and Anise are the
main damagers, while Luke is for support, as well as attacking.

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--> Inista Marsh


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OPTIONAL BOSS: BEHEMOTH
-----------------------

- Name: Behemoth
- Location: Inista Marsh
- HP: 90,000
- XP: 19,000
- P.ATK: 822
- P.DEF: 419
- F.ATK: 560
- F.DEF: 475
- Gald: 22,000
- Items dropped: Golden Helm, Red Basil
- Steal: Red Basil
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: OMG, this enemy has a lot of HP, and it won't go down easily.
Physical attacks are your best bets here, so bringing Luke and Guy in this
fight is good. Also bring Tear for the healing, and Jade to help you with his
magic. Beware of its attacks, though. He has an attacks that guard breaks you
if it hits (looks like a stampede) and a flame breath that deals 4 hits of 700+
dmg. each.

 Same as the other battles, when Behemoth goes in Overlimit, put the "On your
guard!" Strat until the Overlimit wears off. Also Free Run to keep your other
characters safe from danger. Also your Mystic Arte work really good here. He's
like most previous bosses, but only with higher P.ATK. Also use some Lemon Gels
and Pineapple Gels that you should have. Also, if you have Specifics, don't be
afraid to use them.

-----------------------


--> Tataroo Valley


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BOSS: UNICEROS
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- Name: Uniceros
- Location: Tataroo Valley
- HP: 54,000
- XP: 8,150
- P.ATK: 422
- P.DEF: 684
- F.ATK: 328
- F.DEF: 724
- Gald: 15,000
- Items dropped: Protect Ring, Saffron
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Darkness
    - Strong: Wind, Light

- Strategy: To start, deactivate all Light and Wind-based Artes. Bringing Anise
instead of Guy is a very good idea, so you can use her Negative Gate and take
chunks of HP. Using Mystic Artes is one of the best things you can do. They all
deal very good dmg. There really isn't much to say. If you beat Behemoth
before, then you'll have no problems at all against this majestic monster.

--------------


--> The Core


----------
BOSS: SYNC
----------

- Name: Sync
- Location: The Core
- HP: 83,500
- XP: 9,300
- P.ATK: 543
- P.DEF: 537
- F.ATK: 261
- F.DEF: 462
- Gald: 16,000
- Items dropped: Spirit Ring
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Ok, Sync is harder this time, but manageable. He has some powerful
attacks, and a lot of HP. His Arcane Artes are something to be afraid of. Both
Cyclone Blaze and Stone Dragon Ascent are so powerful that might put in
critical any character it hits. He uses these a lot when his HP gets below 50%,
so save your Mystic Artes when the tough part begins. Once at this point, he'll
start using his Arcane Artes, as well as his Mystic Arte, the Akashic Torment.
At this point, start using all your Mystic Artes like crazy until he dies.
Bringing Tear with you, as well as Jade is, maybe, the best decision you could
do. Tear, well, what she does best, heal the party and Jade, for his Ground
Dasher and Blessed Drops, creating FoF of Earth and Water, so you can use
Guardian Frost and Rending Quake.

----------


--> Meggiora Highlands


-------------------
BOSS: REPAIR FONBOT
-------------------

- Name: Repair Fonbot
- Location: Meggiora Highlands
- HP: 57,000
- XP: 10,000
- P.ATK: 528
- P.DEF: 835
- F.ATK: 326
- F.DEF: 810
- Gald: 18,000
- Items dropped: Opal
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Water, Wind
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: This enemy is rather easy. He has a very wide normal attack that
hits several times. Also, if you completed the entrances, then he'll only have
his Flame Burst and Explosion Fonic Arte. Not much to say for this battle. You
might as well put the game a little harder just to have some challenge from it.
Also use your Mystic Artes as soon as you can.

-------------------


--> Mt. Roneal


------------------------------
BOSS: LEGRETTA, ARIETTA, LARGO
------------------------------

a) Legretta
- Location: Mt. Roneal
- HP: 29,000
- P.ATK: 576
- P.DEF: 469
- F.ATK: 336
- F.DEF: 348
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Light


b) Arietta
- Location: Mt. Roneal
- HP: 26,000
- P.ATK: 576
- P.DEF: 459
- F.ATK: 336
- F.DEF: 348
- Steal: Time Traveling Girl
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None


c) Largo
- Location: Mt. Roneal
- HP: 32,000
- P.ATK: 426
- P.DEF: 489
- F.ATK: 336
- F.DEF: 348
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Earth, Fire
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Ok, maybe the hardest battle in the game (at least for me it was).
Disable all of Tear's Artes, except for Revitalize. As for Jade, everything
except for Blessing Drops. First of all, focus your attacks on Legretta, since
she's the hardest, the quickest, the everything. Once she's gone, the rest of
the battle is a hell lot easier. Take Arietta next, because of her magic, and
just because she's annoying. And last but not least, take Largo down. Largo
alone isn't hard at all. What makes this battle hard are, mainly Legretta and
Arietta. Don't forget to steal Arietta's Time Traveling Girl, which is a doll
for Anise. In hard mode, these three use their Mystic Artes, giving you a lot
more difficulty. But don't worry, in normal, they don't use them.

 You'll receive after the battle... 13,500 XP, 24,000 Gald and Sapphire ring,
Red Sage, Mystic Mark, Red Lavender and Reflect Ring.

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--> Absorption Gate


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BOSS: VAN
---------

- Name: Van
- Location: Absorption Gate
- HP: 132,000 / 198,000
- XP: 15,000
- P.ATK: 682 / 1023
- P.DEF: 700 / 1050
- F.ATK: 386 / 579
- F.DEF: 561 / 841
- Gald: 30,000
- Items dropped: Force Ring
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Ok, the third best fight in the game. Make sure you bring Jade and
Tear in this fight, as we'll be needing healing like never before and Jade's
magic every second. Since Van was Luke's sensei, he has a lot of Luke's
attacks. Base artes, like Raging Blast; Arcane artes like Lightning Tiger
Blade, Guardian Frost and Radiant Dragon. He also has high level Fonic Artes,
like Jade's Ground Dasher and Infernal Prison. He also has his damn Mystic
Arte, Imperial Slaughter, which will kill anyone who receives the attack, even
with high HP.

 Put everyone's TP usage to 100%, and make them use the Overlimit whenever they
can. Also, disable all of Tear's artes, except for Healing Circle, Revitalize
and Resurrection; as for Jade, disable all of his artes except for Ground
Dasher, Blessed Drops, Infernal Prison and Thunder Blade. And for Guy, if
you're bringing him (I really recommend you bring him), don't disable anything.

 When Van reaches 75,000 HP, he'll start using Arcane artes like if there would
be no tomorrow. He'll also going in Overlimit and start using his Imperial
Slaughter at the end of the Overlimit. When he goes in Overlimit, open the menu
(/\ button) and press L1 until the "On your guard!" strategy appears. This will
make your character to get out of Van's way, so make him follow you and only
you, and try to escape his Mystic arte, because it'll kill you.

 Have Jade use his artes during all the battle and Tear using Revitalize and
Healing Circle. If anyone dies, try reviving him/her with a Life Bottle, so
Tear doesn't spend her TP. This is one of the toughest battles in the game, you
may have to reset a couple times, but it's a while since I want to kick Van's
ass. He has an attack called Shining Blade... if anybody knows whether it's a
base arte or an arcane arte, please let me know.

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--> Mt. Zaleho (2nd visit)


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BOSS: FYR BRONC
---------------

- Name: Fyr Bronc
- Location: Mt. Zaleho
- HP: 95,000 / 142,500 / 190,000 / 332,000
- XP: 16,000
- P.ATK: 810 / 1,215 / 1,620 / 2,835
- P.DEF: 978 / 1,467 / 1,956 / 3,423
- F.ATK: 467 / 700 / 934 / 1,634
- F.DEF: 704 / 1,056 / 1,408 / 2,464
- Gald: 28,000
- Items dropped: Ruby, Red Savory
- Steal: Libavius Ore
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Water
    - Strong: Earth Fire

- Strategy: Ok, it may be a dragon, but he's easy. Turn off all of Jade's artes
except for Blessed Drops. Since Fyr is weak to Water, Blessed Drops is going to
be devastating. Also, start spamming Guardian Frosts like crazy, or if you're
using Guy, Frigid Moons like if there's no tomorrow. Have Tear heal all the
battle and replenish her TP with Pineapple Gels when needed. It has lower F.DEF
than P.DEF, so Jade's Blessed Drops will be the main source of dmg. As for his
attacks, they may be dealing 400-550 dmg. That's pretty high, but he's slow, so
an Apple/Lemon Gel can fix it.

---------------


--> Cheagle Woods


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BOSS: ARIETTA/LIGER/HRESVELGR
-----------------------------

a) Arietta
- Location: Cheagle Woods
- HP: 25,000 / 37,500 / 50,000 / 87,500
- XP: 19,000
- P.ATK: 317 / 475 / 634 / 1,109
- P.DEF: 859 / 1,288 / 1,718 / 3,006
- F.ATK: 400 / 600 / 800 / 1,400
- F.DEF: 956 / 1,434 / 1,912 / 3,346
- Gald: 36,000
- Items dropped: Blue Sephira, Red Chamomile, Moonstone
- Steal: Rare Genius
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

b) Liger
- Location: Cheagle Woods
- HP: 38,000 / 57,000 / 76,000 / 133,000
- P.ATK: 411 / 616 / 822 / 1,438
- P.DEF: 946 / 1,419 / 1,892 / 3,311
- F.ATK: 309 / 463 / 618 / 1,081
- F.DEF: 843 / 1,264 / 1,686 / 2,950
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Wind

c)Hresvelgr
- Location: Cheagle Woods
- HP: 36,000 / 54,000 / 72,000 / 126,000
- P.ATK: 401 / 601 / 802 / 1,403
- P.DEF: 962 / 1,443 / 1,924 / 3,367
- F.ATK: 300 / 450 / 600 / 1,050
- F.DEF: 853 / 1,279 / 1,706 / 2,985
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Fire
    - Strong: Water

- Strategy: Like the new outfit Arietta is wearing? She looks cutter that way,
don't you think? Anyway, start by stealing Arietta's Rare Genius, an accessory
for Anise. Once you've done that, start by killing Arietta, because her support
artes, as well as her Negative Gate are annoying. She's just like the battle at
Choral Castle, the same strategy. Once she's out, go for Liger, because he's
fast as ****, maybe being more annoying than Arietta. Once he's gone, remember
to take the bird out (just who came with the idea for its name?). This is an
easy battle, remember to use you're Mystic Artes as soon as the bar fills.

 She also uses her Mystic Arte, Big Bang, in every difficulty, and a good way
to defend against it is using Guardian.

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--> Tower of Rem


--------------------
BOSS: KAISER DIST XX
--------------------

- Name: Kaiser Dist XX
- Location: Tower of Rem
- HP: 110,000 / 165,000 / 220,000 / 385,000
- XP: 20,000
- P.ATK: 703 / 1,054 / 1,406 / 2,460
- P.DEF: 1,104 / 1,656 / 2,208 / 3,864
- F.ATK: 385 / 577 / 770 / 1,347
- F.DEF: 861 / 1,291 / 1,722 / 3,013
- Gald: 32,000
- Items dropped: Dice
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Same old Dist. Use the same tactics as before. The only difference
is that it's not weak against Water anymore, but anything more, no.

--------------------


--> Absorption Gate (2nd visit)


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BOSS: LARGO
-----------

- Name: Largo
- Location: Absorption Gate
- HP: 140,000 / 210,000 / 280,000 / 490,000
- XP: 23,000
- P.ATK: 768 / 1,152 / 1,536 / 2,688
- P.DEF: 769 / 1,198 / 1,598 / 2,796
- F.ATK: 201 / 301 / 402 / 703
- F.DEF: 593 / 889 / 1,186 / 2,075
- Gald: 35,000
- Items dropped: Black Onyx
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Earth, Fire

- Strategy: What can I say? He's the same as the old Largo. He's slow, so it's
easy to stagger him. When his HP drops below 50%, he'll start using Arcane
Artes and Mystic Artes like there's no tomorrow. Just make sure either Tear or
Natalia (or both) heal all the time, while Jade is casting high level Fonic
Artes.

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--> Radiation Gate


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BOSS: GIGANT MOHS
-----------------

- Name: Gigant Mohs
- Location: Radiation Gate
- HP: 141,000 / 211,500 / 282,000 / 493,500
- XP: 22,000
- P.ATK: 938 / 1,407 / 1,876 / 3,283
- P.DEF: 461 / 691 / 922 / 1,613
- F.ATK: 514 / 771 / 1,028 / 1,799
- F.DEF: 1,050 / 1,575 / 2,100 / 3,675
- Gald: 34,000
- Items dropped: Emerald Ring, Red Saffron
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: Light
    - Strong: Darkness

- Strategy: OMG, Mohs is pathetic. Just take a look at his P.DEF. It's under
500. Just attack him with Luke and Guy until you've discharged all your anger
you have towards him. Jade will make a good support, casting his high level
Fonic Artes and creating complete FoF. He really isn't that hard. Tear, as
always, must heal the party, but she may be attacking Mohs more that healing
the party. He also is weak to light, so many of Tear's artes are very
effective, especially Grand Cross.

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--> Eldrant


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BOSS: LEGRETTA
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- Name: Legretta
- Location: Eldrant
- HP: 143,000 / 214,500 / 286,000 / 500,500
- XP: 28,000
- P.ATK: 738 / 1,107 / 1,476 / 2,583
- P.DEF: 1,081 / 1,621 / 2,162 / 3,783
- F.ATK: 424 / 636 / 848 / 1,484
- F.DEF: 782 / 1,173 / 1,564 / 2,737
- Gald: 36,000
- Items dropped: Spirit Symbol
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Light

- Strategy: She has some attacks Tear has; like Eclair de Larmes, Holy Lance,
etc. She's not as hard as she looks. She also has some Arcane Arts, as well as
her Mystic Arte. She also has Blessed Drops, which is weird to me. Have Tear
heal during the whole battle as for Jade, make him cast Absolute and Meteor
Storm. She has lower F.DEF than P.DEF (like most bosses), so Jade is a YES to
bring, as well as Guy, Luke and Tear. You need speed in this battle, because
Legretta is quick, so you need to be stepping her toes during the whole battle.

--------------

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BOSS: ASCH
----------

- Name: Asch
- Location: Eldrant
- HP: 60,000 / 90,000 / 120,000 / 210,000
- XP: 31,000
- P.ATK: 584 / 876 / 1,168 / 2,044
- P.DEF: 697 / 1,045 / 1,394 / 2,439
- F.ATK: 353 / 529 / 706 / 1,235
- F.DEF: 429 / 643 / 858 / 1,501
- Gald: 2,500
- Items dropped: Wonder Symbol
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: Remember the past battle with Asch? Remember the strategy? It's
really quite simple. Start Free Running through the field, having Asch follow
you. When he uses an Arte (he has Havoc Strike, Raging Blast, Rending Thrust
for Base Artes; and Fang Blade Rage, Light Spear Cannon, Swallow Fury, for
Arcane Artes), he'll miss, so return and combo him with physical attacks +
Rending Thrust + Light Spear Cannon (these are so you don't miss, and you'll be
able to move right after Light Spear Cannon). Keep following this strategy
until the battle is over. If you need to heal, use either an Apple Gel and/or a
Lemon Gel. Same goes for TP, which I doubt you'll finish it.

----------

----------
BOSS: SYNC
----------

- Name: Sync
- Location: Eldrant
- HP: 120,000 / 180,000 / 240,000 / 420,000
- XP: 29,800
- P.ATK: 999 / 1,498 / 1,998 / 3,496
- P.DEF: 885 / 1,327 / 1,770 / 3,097
- F.ATK: 500 / 750 / 1,000 / 1,750
- F.DEF: 620 / 930 / 1,240 / 2,150
- Gald: 15,000
- Items dropped: Mystic Symbol
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: Wind, Light

- Strategy: What to do... these God General battles are all the same.
Seriously, this battle with Sync is the same as the battle with him at the
Core. Really... he has the same attacks, plus Thunder Blade, Frigid Coffin.
Flare Tornado and Ground Dasher. Also his Mystic Arte is as deadly as ever.

----------


--> El Gran Final


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BOSS: VAN
---------

- Name: Van
- Location: Eldrant
- HP: 122,000 / 183,000 / 244,000 / 427,000
- XP: 0
- P.ATK: 800 / 1,200 / 1,600 / 2,800
- P.DEF: 750 / 1,125 / 1,500 / 2,625
- F.ATK: 600 / 900 / 1,200 / 2,100
- F.DEF: 750 / 1,125 / 1,500 / 2,625
- Gald: 0
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: None
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: He has Arcane Arts, such as Guardian Front, Radiant Dragon, Shining
Blade. He also has Fonic Artes like Ground Dasher, Negative Gate, Holy Lance.
He's pretty much like the previous battle with him at the Absorption Gate, only
a bit stronger this time. Combo him normally like you would to any other boss
and after you've taken 50% of his HP, a scene will trigger and the battle will
continue. This time, he'll be spamming Arcane Artes, as well as Mystic Artes
like crazy. He uses his new Mystic Arte, Celestial Elegy, as well as his well
known Imperial Slaughter.

---------

---------
BOSS: VAN
---------

- Name: Van
- Location: Eldrant
- HP: 152,000 / 228,000 / 304,000 / 532,000
- XP: 0
- P.ATK: 914 / 1,371 / 1,828 / 3,199
- P.DEF: 850 / 1,276 / 1,700 / 2,975
- F.ATK: 683 / 1,024 / 1,366 / 2,391
- F.DEF: 780 / 1,170 / 1,560 / 2,730
- Gald: 0
- Items dropped: None
- Steal: All-Divide
  - Elemental Info.:
    - Weak: None
    - Strong: None

- Strategy: He has a new Mystic Arte in this new form, Ancient Requiem... which
is an instant KO to anyone who receives it. He also changed his Radiant Dragon
with Shining Dragon. He also has Judgment, which may kill more than 1 party
members. Try to keep your distance and attack whenever you see a chance. It's
pretty much the same battle as before, only a bit stronger. After you've taken
all of his HP away, a scene triggers, and you'll be fighting Van again, only
that you nor him nor any party members will receive any dmg. You only have to
wait until Tear finishes singing all seven Fonic Hymns and Luke uses Radiant
Howl to finish the battle.

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= Version Tear (August 16th, 2010)
  - Finished the FAQ. Will add some data later when I replay the game.


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1. People

- Raul: My best friend, for buying this game for me. Thank you so much!

- Steve: For letting me know that Arietta can use her Mystic Arte even in
         Normal Mode.

- Raul and Eduardo: Just for being my best friends and always being there for
me, in the good and bad moments.

- You: For having the patience of reading through the whole guide.


2. Internet sites
- www.gamefaqs.com: For hosting my guide.
- www.supercheats.com: For hosting my guide.
- www.neoseeker.com: For hosting my guide.


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 Like I said, I had no plans on doing this FAQ, but the outcome is beautiful.
If you like this FAQ, if you found it useful, make sure to check my other FAQs
in case you need help with any game in particular. Here's a little list of FAQ
I've made:

1. Tales of Symphonia (GCN) DONE
2. Jericho (360) DONE
3. Tales of Legendia (PS2) [In progress]
4. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) DONE
5. Devil May Cry (PS2) DONE
6. Tales of the Abyss Enemy Database (PS2) DONE
7. Jericho Monster List (360) DONE
8. Jericho Achievements (360) DONE
9. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS) [In progress]
10. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) DONE
11. Lloyd Irving Character FAQ (GCN) [In progress]
12. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PS2) DONE
13. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition (PS2) DONE
14. Pokemon Platinum (DS) [In progress]
15. Soma Bringer (DS) [In progress]
16. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
17. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS) DONE
18. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) [In progress]
19. Tales of Eternia (PSP)
20. Sands of Destruction (DS) DONE
21. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 (PSP) DONE
22. Dante's Inferno (PSP) DONE
23. Dante's Inferno Judas Coins Locations (PSP) DONE
24. Dante's Inferno Boss FAQ (PSP) DONE
25. LittleBigPlanet (PSP) DONE
26. Mimana Iyar Chronicle (PSP) DONE
27. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo FAQ (PSP) DONE
28. Hexyz Force (PSP) IN PROCESS
29. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (PSP) MAIN WALKTHROUGH DONE
30. Metal Gear Solid 3: Susbsistence (PS2) NEARLY DONE
31. Odin Sphere (PS2) DONE
32. Sands of Destruction Boss FAQ (DS) DONE
33. Sands of Destruction Item FAQ (DS) DONE
34. Tales of Symphonia Multimedia FAQ (GCN) DONE
35. Odin Sphere Boss FAQ (PS2) DONE
36. Tales of the Abyss Boss FAQ (PS2) DONE

 Please check these games if you have any doubts in one future. So, with all
this said and done, I bid you farewell!

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