is caius broken?

#1chrcolPosted 6/9/2014 5:07:29 AM(edited)
Seems a very unbalanced fight, was very tough on my first easy playthru, second easy playthru got through it on brute force.

On hard seems just very broken, basically had to try and wait for a tiny window to deprotect, and then spam attack during overclock, but even that wasnt a clean process as I spent much of my overclock time in the air after he hits me during the overclock. He seems immediatly always do one move after another, so in one overclock he managed to buff himself and debuff whilst time is supposedbly slowed down for him, 3 different overclocks he hits me and im flying in the air yet when I hit him he doesnt flinch (bad unfair game mechanics). The cut and keep system seems in favour of the enemy by default. The only time he briefly stops is when he under veil and I cant do any meaningful damage to him.

Guide says to load up with ga spells, and imperil, and curse, and debrave and deshell, but he just despells them anyway and I get starved of atb.

I beat aeronite on hard and aeronite = cakewalk compared to caius.

Not happy as used 2 turbo ethers which are extremely valuable on hard with its almost non existant EP supply.
#2OregonDucks14Posted 6/9/2014 7:24:33 AM
He doesn't scale by the days unlike the others. If you know the mechanics of the fight then he's pretty easy.
#3LewdDolphin21Posted 6/9/2014 9:09:12 AM
chrcol posted...
he hits me and im flying in the air yet when I hit him he doesnt flinch (bad unfair game mechanics). The cut and keep system seems in favour of the enemy by default. The only time he briefly stops is when he under veil and I cant do any meaningful damage to him.

You're supposed to anticipate his attacks and Guard them in order to avoid interruption. It's not really that hard.
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#4chrcol(Topic Creator)Posted 6/9/2014 9:29:33 AM(edited)
if I guard all his attacks then I cannot attack as he attacks non stop, even the prima guide states defending in the fight is a losing strategy.

is it the habit here now to say its easy without explaining the mechanics and method?

is this gamefaqs or ego swinging?
#5LewdDolphin21Posted 6/9/2014 9:53:07 AM
Guarding all the time is very useless. Guarding in time for his attacks is what I'm trying to tell you. Learn the timing for his attacks and Guard in time for them. The advantage of guarding is you don't get launched and can attack him immediately instead of waiting for Lightning to hit the ground. Besides, it's not like you're able to do anything else while he's attacking you (you can attest to that).
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#6OregonDucks14Posted 6/9/2014 10:24:13 AM
You're misinterpreting the guide. It takes no time at all to use guard to block attacks. There's no way someone can sit there and eat damage unless they're high enough in stats.

I suggest you get a high STR weapon (such as demon knife) and improve it as much as you can. Then equip it onto Soldier of Peace garb along with your highest Heavy Slash. Just spam over clock and you should get it.

You can kill Caius on hard with Artemis Arrows in 7 seconds or less with maxed Heavy Slash. I think it took me 3 hits. With a full EP bar, and proper timing, you should beat him with less than that.
#7rikkufreakPosted 6/9/2014 12:05:35 PM
To be fair, he is arguably the most challenging and/or technically demanding of the four main bosses.
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#8jeffhengPosted 6/9/2014 12:16:14 PM
Only difficult the first time you face him.

He's a joke if he's the fourth boss you face. Nothing, in ng+ and beyond.

1. Start battle cast deprotect.
2. Beatdown jump and 4 element strikes.
3. Block his bahumut attack.
4. If his hp is down by 75% he will cast absolution. Steal his buff. Easy victory from here on.

Tip: you can continue attacking when he cast the bahumut attack and the camera is on bahumut.
#9tam4g0Posted 6/9/2014 12:21:14 PM
Deprotect + bravery (from splendid admiral garb) + one WK combo = Caius fight over in 5 seconds... before mega flare hits
#10destrian522Posted 6/9/2014 4:14:20 PM
You're probably strong enough to win in seconds as noted by being aggressive. If that isn't working out for you, it'll be hard to lose if you use this strategy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ9ugSZ70w
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