Grind a little more. make sure you have medicine to heal. Use CRACK spell Minstrel. If you have to EggOn yourself MC. Just keep healing the most powerful character, which is probably your minstrel. The mage will get hit bad. --- PRINCESS OF POSERS! DQ IX<< Ms. Paladin>>>
Hah! I had the same party by then.. and this was indeed the first really hard battle.. I think I won with one of my conrades dead. A good tip is to put the mage on the back row, always useful! You can try killing a few Metal Slimes for exp, too!
get a priest and grind on 4 metal slimes until your team looks like this. ministrel lv.17 mage lv.14 martial artist lv.15 priest lv.10 give each of them gooey garbs (3 slime drops + garish garb) grind on she slimes if you have to.
I used a similar party suggested for killing RC, and the trick is to abuse spells. The best plan of action is to double sap, then have your MA and MC attack, but only MC if his/her MP supply is too low to use Crack. --- I am a Ragin' Magin! http://www.performanceboats.com/html/youBoat/data/606/Troll_spray.jpg
he's pretty easy too so you need to train more, my team was MC minstrel warrior martial artist priest all around lvl 13 no weapon masteries either lol >XD im maxing out special skills first, but yea theres no excuse for only having 3 ppl unless ur doing a single char playthru, fight metal slimes like crazy --- ~Dran1029~