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Going to log my progression for certain bosses in this topic. Eventually I will get to those bosses that people are curious about more often and I will include my stats and strategy used for said fights.
Stats are always figured without weapons or equips of any kind.
This is obviously the easier of the Caius battles, but it is still important to stick him with Poison and Imperil. It certainly makes it a lot more simple. I started the battle in Sab/Syn/Sen. Put Poison & Imperil on Caius while Noel buffedand then swapped to Rav/Rav/Rav once the two debuffs were on. Once staggered I swapped to Com/Com/Com until defeated. No healing required.
Time- No more than 2 minutes(forgot to look at actual time) Rating- * * * * *
Also, if there is a specific side quest fight you want me to put here, please request it and I will do so when I get to that point. I won't be doing DLC battles because I don't have money to buy them :p (except Lightning & Amodar...and I will get to that one before end of Chapter 3)
Started in Com/Com/Rav to keep the chain gauge steady, and then I swapped to Rav/Syn/Syn until Sazh had Bravery & Faith on all 3 characters, and with that Noel also had a few defensive buffs on us. I swapped to Rav/Rav/Rav to jack the chain up to stagger, then I switched to Com/Com/Rav until almost dead and finally swapped to Rav/Com/Syn for the kill(finishing fight with Sazh present increases odds of obtaining items). I switched to Med/Med/Sen every time he cast Black Hole and I used a potion or wound potion whenever my hp was around 40% while not being hit by black hole.
I started with Sab/Syn/Syn and put Imperil, Deshell, and Deprotect on boss while Noel and Sazh buffed group. I then swapped to Med/Med/Sen to heal and Esuna the poison debuffs off group. Then I swapped to Rav/Rav/Rav until boss was at 150% chain, and finished with Com/Com/Rav. I did not need any additional healing after the first swap to Med/Med/Sen.
Considering how often Mutantomato does his poisonous attack and how it increases the chance of getting poisoned is, is it even worth taking it off? Why not just leave it on and throw potions if your HP go too low for your liking?
Cloud and Sephiroth - battling each other since '97 for your amusement Give it a rest already!