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    Version: 0.1 | Updated: 08/20/07 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
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                  =Rockman ZX Advent Boss FAQ=
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     Author: Snap
     Version: 0.2
     Last update: 21/08/2007
    
    
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     Table of contents
    
     1. Introductions
    
     2. Additional info
            2.1 Explanation
    
     3. The 8 Falseroids
            3.1 Diaburn the Gazelloid                     [dia]
            3.2 Chronoforce the Tridenroid                [chr]
            3.3 Rosespark the Floweroid                   [ros]
            3.4 Condorock the Vulturoid                   [con]
            3.5 Kaisemine the Wasproid                    [kai]
            3.6 Bifrost the Crocoroid                     [bif]
            3.7 Tesrat the Hedgeroid                      [tes]
            3.8 Argoyle & Urgoyle the Shisaroids          [goy]
    
     4. The 4 Rockman
            4.1 Rockman Model F: Atlas                    [rmf]
            4.2 Rockman Model P: Shiarnaq                 [rmp]
            4.3 Rockman Model L: Tethys                   [rml]
            4.4 Rockman Model H: Helios                   [rmh]
    
     5. The super special awesome transformation sequence
            5.1 Rockman Model ZX: Vent/Aile               [rzx]
    
     6. The diabolical laugh
            6.1 Prometheus and Pandora                    [pnp]
    
     7. The cliche
            7.1 Dragon Mode Albert                        [dma]
            7.2 Rockman Model V: Albert                   [rmv]
    
     8. Credits
    
     9. Copyright
    
     Videos                                       [---Video---]
     
    
    
    
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     1. Introductions
    
     Welcome to my second FAQ ever. I have no idea what to put here, so I'll keep 
     this short. If you have any suggestions or feedback, email me at 
     dod_snap @ hotmail.com.
    
     You may wonder why I'm writing a boss FAQ now with the other FAQs already
     covering them. Well, because the other FAQs don't always tell you exactly
     how to dodge an attack and most importantly, because the others are focused
     on Expert mode, this one will have a detailed description on the attack and
     how to avoid it, both on Expert and Maniac mode.
     
     Some attacks may seem hard to dodge and perhaps you'll need to see it first
     before you can do it correctly. That's why I've made videos for some attacks
     that require a specific move to avoid. If there is an attack that you really
     can't dodge and you'd like to see it on video, email me (put Rockman ZX FAQ
     in the title) and I will record a video, upload it and add it to the FAQ for
     everyone. Please don't ask me to record videos of every boss battle, I have
     to play by watching my camera screen and that slows me down a lot so it's
     much harder to beat a boss that way and I just don't have the time for it.
    
     Also, I made this FAQ for people that have trouble beating Boss Survival 
     mode, I'll give some special hints for that.
     The order of the bosses in this FAQ is the same as the order in which you
     have to fight them in Boss Survival Mode. 
    
     I haven't played Easy mode yet and I doubt I ever will, but I suppose it's
     basicly the same as Expert mode but with much easier attacks.
    
    
    
    
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     2.1 Explanation
    
     This is an example of how I'm going to describe and analyse the bosses.
    
    
     Boss: the name of the boss
     Difficulty: the boss's difficulty for normal mode/hard mode
     No. of lifebars: bosses have multiple lifebars, this is how many
     Recommended form: the Model or form you should use for an easy win
     Elemental weakness: the element that will do a lot of damage
     Resisted element: the element that will do no damage
     Weakness: the place on the boss's body that is most vulnerable
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
       *   Attack#1:
    
               Expert: Description of attack#1 in Expert mode
    
               Maniac: Differences of attack#1 in Maniac mode
    
           How to Dodge:
    
               Expert: How to avoid being hit by attack#1 in Expert mode
    
               Maniac: How to avoid being hit by attack#1 in Maniac mode
    
                            ---
    
       *   Attack#2:
    
               Expert: Description of attack#2 in Expert mode
    
               Maniac: Differences of attack#2 in Maniac mode
    
           How to Dodge:
    
               Expert: How to avoid being hit by attack#2 in Expert mode
    
               Maniac: How to avoid being hit by attack#2 in Maniac mode
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
            A strategy for an easy win
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
            A strategy to use in Boss Survival mode (or the final stage)
            when you have all forms
    
    
    
    
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     3.1 Diaburn the Gazelloid [dia]
     
    
     Difficulty: Easy/Medium
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model A, Tesrat
     Elemental weakness: Thunder
     Resisted element: Ice
     Weakness: The hair on his back
     
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
     
     *   Fire arrows: 
    
    	(Expert)
            He will shoot 3 fire arrows in your direction. One straight at you, the
            other 2 in a 45 angle upwards and downwards. The arrows will stick to
            whatever surface they hit and keep burning. They can do damage until 
            they disappear. The top and bottom arrows will 'land' in the middle
            between you and him.
    
            (Maniac)
            The top and bottom arrow have a different angle, so they will 'land'
            closer to you.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Dash under the middle arrow, don't run into them while they're 
            sticking on the wall/floor/ceiling.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert but the bottom arrow is closer to you this time so be
            careful when you dash under the middle arrow or you could be dashing
            right into the bottom one. 
    
    
    
                            ---
     
     *   Jump Strike: 
    
            (Expert)
            A cursor will appear somewhere. That will indicate where he'll strike.
            You'll only be able to see the cursor if the ceiling is still there, 
            if not you'll have to guess. He will power up for a short while then
            either he'll jump straight up and land on the same spot or he'll jump
            straight up and fly to your position.
            
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert but he won't always do his mini powerup, he might do
            a small jump and strike down at you.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            If you think he's just going to fly up, stay where you are.
            If you think he'll attack you, quickly dash under him while he's above
            you.
    
    
    
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     *   Spinning Blades: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will shoot 2 spinning blades upwards, one will move to the left, 
            the other to the right, then return to him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            If you're close to him, go stand even closer, as close as you can. When
            the blades return to him jump over it.
            If you're far away, just stay where you are.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
         First of all, in the beginning of the battle, try to get off the roof and
         get inside the train as fast as you can. You have more space to move and
         often the ceiling will prevent him to do his Jump Strike attack.     
         He's not that hard though. His Fire Arrows are easy to dodge and his Jump
         Strike is pretty predictable. Keep your distance (unless he's using his
         Spinning Blades) and keep firing your charged shot at him.
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
         This is why I recommend Tesrat. First of all, Tesrat is small, so you can
         just stand still and his Fire Arrows won't even hit you. Also, Tesrat is
         fast, if he does his Jump Strike you can quickly roll to the other side of
         the room and even if you'd bump into him, chances are he gets damaged and
         you don't. Charge your weapon and shoot when he's on the ground. The 
         Thunder element will not only do a lot of damage but also stun him for a 
         short while. With Tesrat you should be able to beat Diaburn quickly and 
         without taking any damage.
    
    
    
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     3.2 Chronoforce the Tridenroid [chr]
    
    
     Difficulty: Easy/Hard
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model A, Model ZX, Chronoforce 
     Elemental weakness: Fire
     Resisted element: Thunder
     Weakness: none
     
    
    
     Attacks: 
     --------
    
     *   Charge: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll (underwater) 'dash' towards you. If you stand behind him the 
            the whirlpool created by his giant ice spike will drag you with him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same but faster.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Either jump over him or dash under him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
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     *   Ice Spikes: 
    
            (Expert)
            If he moves upwards with his belly facing you, you know he's about
            to use this attack. He will fire 4 ice spikes towards the ground.
            If you get hit you'll be frozen and unable to move for a while.
    
            (Maniac)
            He does the same thing but first of all, the spikes will move faster
            PLUS he will fire another 4 spikes right after the first 4. The second
            set of spikes are aimed towards the free spots on the ground.  
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            There are quite a few places where you can stand so the spikes won't
            hit you. This is what I'd recommend. If he's on the right side of the
            screen, stand on the spot between the second and third spike counting
            from the left. If he's on the left, stand between the second and the 
            third spike counting from the right.
    
            (Maniac)
            Oh boy. Same as above but this time jump between them. If he's on the
            right, when he shoots the first set of spikes, dashjump between the
            second and third spike counting from the left then quickly move left
            and then get on the ground as fast as you can and dash away.
            If he's on the right, when he shoots the first set of spikes, dashjump
            between the second and the third spike counting from the right then 
            quickly move right and then get on the ground as fast as you can and
            dash away.
    
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     *   Mini Chronoforces: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll withdraw, then bury himself under the ground and 4 mini 
            Chronoforces will come out of his back and try to crash into you. 
            Then he'll move to the other side of the screen while still being 
            underground.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert. 
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            If you see him withdraw, prepare Model A's Homing Shot. As soon as the
            mini Chronoforces come out of his back, target them all and shoot. 
            Then jump over Chronoforce.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Ice Spike Shot: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll move to the bottom of the screen, then fire 2 ice spikes towards
            you. Then he'll do his Charge attack.
    
            (Maniac)
            Instead of 2 he will fire 3 ice spikes at you. Also, he doesn't pause
            after the third spike, he immediatly attacks you. 
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            He will fire the ice spike towards the height where you were when he was
            creating it, that's the weakness. Do a small jump over the first spike,
            then a small jump over the second.
    
            (Maniac)
            The weakness I mentioned above. Because his speed is higher than in 
            Expert mode, by the time you jump over the first spike, he's already
            creating the third one. Do a high jump over the first spike, then a
            small one over the second spike. Because of the high jump the third
            spike should be higher than the other 2, this will allow you to dash
            under the third one. Ofcourse you can also do 3 small jumps but then
            chances are Chronoforce will hit you using his Charge attack while 
            you're still in mid-air from jumping over the third spike.
    
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     *   Clock Speed +: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll appear in the background and his big ass spike will rotate as
            if he were a clock. This will speed up time (for him) and will make 
            all his attacks much faster. You'll see blue glitter on the screen.
            When this glitter disappears the effect has wore off.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert BUT, BIIIIIG BUT as soon as the battle begins he 
            will use this ability. Also it won't wear off at all, it will last
            for the entire battle.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            N/A
    
            (Maniac)
            N/A
    
                            ---
    
     *   Ice Spike Rain: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll appear in the background. All the ice spikes on his body will
            appear on the screen on a random position and moving in random 
            directions. If you're lucky the spikes will just move around the
            screen a bit. If you're unlucky there will be spikes splitting up
            in 4 smaller spikes that move in an X formation. The mini spikes do
            less damage than the big ones. After that he will turn back time and
            the spikes will return to him in exactly the same angles.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            This attack is pretty random so you'll have to improvise. DO NOT JUMP!
            Stay on the ground at all times during this attack walking only left
            and right. If you managed to dodge the spikes, REMEMBER WHAT YOU DID!
            Now he'll turn back time and the spikes will do the same thing but 
            reversed. So do exactly what you did before but reversed.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
         Oh boy. In Expert mode this boss isn't hard. Be extra careful when he 
         speeds up time, hope for the best when he uses Ice Spike Rain. Make sure
         you're always ready to charge your Homing Shot attack for when he creates
         those mini versions of himself.
         Now in Maniac mode this guy is a pain, a lot of people playing Maniac get
         stuck here.
         Alright, use Model A and constantly shoot charged shots at his 'face'. If
         he summons the mini-Chronoforce, blast them with the Homing Shot. If you
         fight him in Boss Survival mode, Boss Battle mode or in the final stage,
         if he speeds up time and you're having trouble with that, transform into
         Chronoforce and slow down time with your ability.
    
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
         Use Model ZX, charge both saber and buster, dash towards him and unleash
         both. This will beat him quickly. If he speeds up time and you don't want
         to take risks, transform into Chronoforce and slow down time again.
    
    
    
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     3.3 Rosespark the Floweroid [ros]
    
    
     Difficulty: Easy
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model A, Model ZX 
     Elemental weakness: Ice
     Resisted element: Fire
     Weakness: none
     
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Electric Spikes: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will throw 4 electric spikes in different directions.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Just stay as far away from him as you can and you have plenty of time
            to move to a safe spot.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
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     *   Electric Triangle: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will shoot 3 electric orbs in different directions. When they hit 
            the wall they form a triangle that damages anything in between the 3
            orbs.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Just stay away from him and you should be fine.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Switch Vine: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will move to the vine next to him, meanwhile, 2 electric orbs will
            move up and down on that vine.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Don't stand under him when he switches vines. Quickly dash to another
            spot.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Laserbeam: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will sit still for a short while and you will hear a sound like an
            alarm. Then he will fire a huge laserbeam straight forward and move
            towards the ceiling damaging everything in it's path.
    
            (Maniac)
            This time he will fire 3 laserbeams, one straight forwards and 2
            others in a 45 angle.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            There are 4 vines, if you're lucky he'll be in one of the middle ones.
            In that case, quickly climb up the wall and dash jump over him. If you
            can't dodge the attack in time, quickly bump into him, you'll get
            damaged from hitting him, but the laserbeam does a lot more damage so
            it's ok.
    
            (Maniac)
            You'll have to be much faster because the top laserbeam will hit the 
            wall you need to dashjump over him. If you have Model H, switch to 
            that and do an upwards airdash to get to the other side of him.
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
            He's not hard, just keep shooting charged buster shots at him while
            avoiding his attacks. Keep as much distance as you can, this will leave
            big openings between his Electric Spikes. The only dangerous attack is
            his laserbeam but even if he hits you with it on Maniac mode, you'll 
            still survive.
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
            For an even easier battle, use Model ZX and do the rolling jump on him.
            Do a triple slash when he's on the ground and he'll be dead in no time.
    
    
    
    
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     3.4 Condorock the Vulturoid [con]
    
    
     Difficulty: Medium
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model L
     Elemental weakness: none
     Resisted element: none
     Weakness: none 
    
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Guitar Smash: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll swing with his guitar.        
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Don't stand close to him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.        
    
                            ---
    
     *   Sound Waves: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll start jamming on his guitar which creates a sound wave around
            him. He'll float around while he does this.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stay on the lower part of the room, if he comes on your side, dash 
            under him and get to the other side.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
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     *   Sound Waves 2: 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll start jamming on his guitar which creates a sound wave around
            him but this time he'll stay where he is. The 3 spotlight thingies on 
            the ceiling will fall down and a lot of junk will shoot in various
            directions. Sometimes he will try to suck you towards him first.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Get to the other side of the room and don't stand under the spotlight.
            The junk won't hit you there, now quickly destroy the spotlights.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.        
    
                            ---
    
     *   Confusion: 
    
            (Expert)
            You see those 2 giant subwoofer boxes in the background, one left and
            one on the right. One of them will emit a sound wave. If you get stuck
            in one you won't be able to move for a while. Then your character won't
            be able to attack for about 10 seconds.
    
            (Maniac)
            If the sound wave hits you in Maniac mode you won't be able to attack
            for about 10 seconds AND all your actions will be reversed. Pressing 
            left will make your character move right and the other way around.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand in the middle of one of the ramps and the sound waves won't hit
            you.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Junk Zombies: 
    
            (Expert)
            He will float to the center of the screen and fire 3 waves towards the
            ground. At those positions, a Junk Zombie enemy will appear.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Just kill them.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
         This battle may seem hard at first with all the different things that can
         damage you, Condorock, his sound waves, the Junk enemies, the spotlights.
         If you're using Model A then the battle won't be easy. Your shots won't
         do much damage and the Junk Zombies will team up on you before you can
         destroy them.  If you have to deal with Junk Zombies, Condorock AND
         lowered spotlights then you're in for trouble. If you're playing the story
         then I suggest you do the Highway stage first, Model L is a real life 
         saver here, let me tell you why. 2 slashes is enough to destroy a Junk
         enemy, another 2 to permanently destroy it. 3 quick slashes is enough to
         destroy a spotlight (add 1 slash to that number if you're playing Maniac
         mode). You need more slashes if you're using Model H or ZX and a LOT more
         shots as Model A. Also Model L does decent damage on Condorock as well. Be
         sure to avoid his Confusion attack, if you can't attack (and have trouble
         moving in Maniac) and he summons Junk Zombies you got problems.
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
         You could use ZX now, you'll beat him faster but you'll need to attack the
         Junk Zombies and spotlights more. If you do, do jump slashes instead of
         triple slashes, it's faster.
    
    
    
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     4.1 Rockman Model F: Atlas [rmf]
    
    
     Difficulty: Easy
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model A, Model ZX
     Elemental weakness: Thunder
     Resisted element: Ice
     Weakness: none 
    
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Custom Buster Shots: 
    
            (Expert)
            You will see a red line coming out of her weapon. That's the line her
            shots will follow.      
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Dash away, don't touch the line.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.        
    
                            ---
    
     *   Buster Shots 1: 
    
            (Expert)
            She'll stand on the floor and shoot some buster shots at you OR she'll
            stand on the top platform and shoot some buster shots at you.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Climb the wall if she's on the floor. Drop down if she's on the top
            platform.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Buster Shots 2: 
    
            (Expert)
            This is only when she is standing on the top platform. She'll drop down
            and shoot a couple of buster shots at you.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Just stand on the floor, the last buster shot will move over your head.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.        
    
                            ---
    
     *   Buster Shots 3: 
    
            (Expert)
            This is only when you're standing on the top platform. She'll dash
            under you and shoot buster shots upwards.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Dash away.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
            
                            ---
    
     *   Ground Strike: (Grey only)
    
            (Expert)
            She'll charge, jump to the floor if she's not already there and then
            smash the ground to create a wave of fire in the direction she's
            facing.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Climb the wall, get to the top platform.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
     
                            ---
    
     *   Mines: (Ashe only) 
    
            (Expert)
            She'll charge, jump to the floor if she's not already there and then
            move to the left or right side of the screen. She'll place 4 mines,
            one at every pillar in the background. They'll explode in the order
            that she placed them.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Climb the wall, move over the top platform, wait until the first mine
            has exploded then move to that spot and stay there until all of them
            have exploded.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
         This battle can be so incredibly easy if you want it to be, even on Maniac
         mode, but then you have to follow 2 rules. One, never be on the same height
         as her, if she's on the top platform you be on the floor, if she's on the
         floor you should be on the top platform. Two, never stand above her.
    
         Use Model A and constantly shoot charged shots at her. Just move around a
         lot and switch levels when she does, that way her buster shots are 
         worthless. I don't know what else to put here since this battle is really
         easy.
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
         You could use ZX now, it won't make that much of a difference though.
         Don't use the saber, you'll increase the chances of getting hit.
    
    
    
    
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     4.2 Rockman Model P: Shiarnaq [rmp]
    
    
     Difficulty: Medium
     No. of lifebars: 2
     Recommended form: Model A
     Elemental weakness: none
     Resisted element: none
     Weakness: none 
    
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Vanish: 
    
            (Expert)
            Not really an attack. He'll vanish and later appear on another spot.
            Be careful though, he could appear where you are standing and damage
            you by touching you.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            N/A
    
            (Maniac)
            N/A
    
                            ---
    
     *   Shurikens 1:
    
            (Expert)
            He will throw 2 shurikens straight forward. He'll do this 2 times.   
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Jump over them or climb the wall.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Shurikens 2:
    
            (Expert)
            He will throw some shurikens in various directions.  
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stay far away from him, dash or jump through an opening between them.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Shurikens 3:
    
            (Expert)
            He will jump up and hang on one of the platforms, then throw 3 shurikens
            downwards followed by 1 shuriken in your direction. Sometimes he will
            climb up to the platform and do this again from that position.   
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand on the floor on the other side of the screen. As soon as he throws
            his 3 shurikens, climb the wall to the platform above you to dodge 
            those. Then drop down, if he throws any more just dash to avoid.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Shadow Image:
    
            (Expert)
            He will create 3 purple shadow versions of himself, 2 under each 
            platform and 1 in the top center of the room. After a while they will
            each throw 2 shurikens. Only 1 of them is real and can be hit.
    
            (Maniac)
            In Maniac mode there are 4 shadow clones, this time 2 on top.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Climb on the wall, quickly target them with the Homing Shot then shoot.
            This will obviously hit the real one and the attack will stop. 
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Big Bouncing Shurikens: (Grey only)
    
            (Expert)
            He'll charge and then throw 2 large shurikens in your direction that
            will bounce around the room.    
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Climb the wall to the platform above you, dashjump to the other platform
            before the shuriken hits you. Now stay there for about a second then
            dashjump back to the other platform. Some people had trouble dodging
            this attack so I made a video.
    
            [---Video---]
            http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=45JNENuOeZE
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Purple Shield: (Ashe only)
    
            (Expert)
            He will create 4 purple orbs that rotate around him. The orbs will move
            in an circle motion that keeps expanding.  
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stay far away from him then dash between 2 purple orbs when you see an
            opening.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.        
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
         Another battle that may seem overwhelming at first (as Grey at least) but
         is not that hard. Just keep your distance so you have enough time to
         respond to his shurikens and keep firing charged shots with Model A.
         The big shuriken attack has a huge blind spot, just look at the video.
         Be on your guard when he appears and be prepared to dash away if he appears
         on your position. The purple orb attack may be hard to dodge if he's in the
         middle of the screen, in that case get to the top and drop down when they
         pass you.
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
         Just follow the strategy mentioned above.
    
    
    
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     6.1 Prometheus and Pandora [pnp]
    
    
     Difficulty: Medium/Hard
     No. of lifebars: 3
     Recommended form: Model A, Model H, Model P
     Elemental weakness: none
     Resisted element: none
     Weakness: none
     
    
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Fire Pillars (Prometheus): 
    
            (Expert)
            Prometheus will appear floating in the center of the screen. He will
            create 2 fire pillars on his position. One will move left and the
            other right damaging everything in it's path.
    
            (Maniac)
            The pillars will move faster.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand either on the left or right side of the screen (I'd recommend
            left, see next attack). Make sure you're using a form that can shoot. 
            Shoot the pillar moving towards you as fast as you can to push it back.
    
            (Maniac)
            You'll need to shoot more and faster to stop it.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Rotating Fire Pillars (Prometheus): 
    
            (Expert)
            Prometheus will appear floating in the center of the screen. He will
            create 2 fire pillars on his position. They will rotate around him in 
            an expanding circle.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand on the far left side of the screen, as soon as the pillar on his
            left side moves to the background, go stand closer to him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Staff Play (Pandora): 
    
            (Expert)
            She will appear at the middle of the screen and create 4 clones of her
            staff. These will rotate around her during the entire attack. Then she
            will throw 2 of them (one left and one right) either over the floor or
            upwards. Think of them as boomerangs, they will return in a curve. So
            if she throws one high, it will return low and the other way around.
            She'll do this 2 times.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand either on the far left or far right side of the screen. Look
            carefully at the staff she's going to throw at you, because it rotates
            next to her for a split second, you can see if she's going to throw it
            high or low. If it's low, jump over it and get back to the far side of
            screen. If it's high, go stand as close to her as you can, then jump
            over it as it returns.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Floating Aura & Scythe Swing (combo attack): 
    
            (Expert)
            Pandora will appear in one of the top corners of the screen and will 
            start moving to the other side of the room and back while floating
            down. Meanwhile Prometheus will fall down in the other corner and will
            dash at you with his Scythe pointed forward. Eventually he'll do an
            upward Scythe Swing and both move outside of the screen.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            It may look intimidating but it's not that difficult. As soon as you
            see Pandora appear in one of the top corners, quickly dash under her
            or at least to the middle of the screen. DON'T stand on the opposite
            side or Prometheus will fhit you from above. When Prometheus hits the
            ground and starts dashing towards you, shoot him once and he'll be
            stunned for a short while. Now quickly dash jump over him and get ready
            to jump again because Pandora will come from behind.
    
            (Maniac)
            This is much harder. When you shoot Prometheus he will only be stunned
            for a split milisecond. As soon as he gets hit from your shot you
            should already be jumping over him. Your timing really needs to be
            perfect.
            That's the hard way, now for the easy way. As soon as you see Pandora
            appear in one of the top corners, transform into Model H and stand in
            the middle of the screen. When Prometheus hits the floor and starts
            dashing towards you, do an upward air dash with Model H to avoid
            Prometheus, then press your jump button and slowly float down. Pandora
            won't hit you because she will already be under you.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Elemental Combo (combo attack): 
    
            (Expert)
            Remember Pandora's head from ZX? That she can remove the 2 sides of her
            head to attack? Well she's at it again. She'll appear in the center of
            the screen and detach those 2 parts from her head, one will move to the
            left side of the screen, the other to the right. Now look at her body's
            color. If she's blue her head parts will shoot ice shurikens, if she's
            yellow they will shoot tiny electric snakes that home in on you. 
            Pandora will disappear but Prometheus will appear right above you and 
            crash into the floor. When he hits the floor, 4 red flames will appear.
    
            (Maniac)
            In Maniac mode, Pandora can switch colors during the attack, which 
            means she can switch between her ice and electric attack.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            The ice shurikens are easy since you can destroy them. Just shoot the
            ice and you won't get hit. The electric snake thingies can't be
            destroyed unfortunatly and they also home in on you so they're really
            annoying. Dash under one electric snake, when that one is gone dash 
            back and under the one that's chasing you. You might need to do that
            a couple of times. You'll have to improvise here since their movement
            is kinda random and also depends on your position. After Pandora
            disappears, as soon as you even catch a glipse of Prometheus above 
            you, quickly dash far away from him, then after he hit the floor and
            he's gone, quickly dash back to the place where he hit the floor. That
            way you'll dodge Prometheus himself and dash back under the flames 
            before they hit the floor.
    
            (Maniac)
            This is pretty much the same but you have to be prepared to switch
            strategy as soon as Pandora switches color. Shoot while you're dashing
            under her electricy to avoid being hit by ice shurikens.
    
    
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     *   Spikes + Element Circle (combo attack): 
    
            (Expert)
            Prometheus will appear in the middle of the screen with his cape stuck
            in the ground. Spikes will start appearing on the opposite side of the
            screen as you 1 by 1. When they reach the other side of the screen, 
            the spikes will return from there. Then Pandora will appear and remove 
            her 2 headparts again. They will start rotating and one will eventually
            move in your direction.        
    
            (Maniac)
            In Expert mode, the spikes always start on the opposite side of the 
            screen as you. Not in Maniac mode, it doesn't matter where you are,
            the spikes can come from either left or right. Also Pandora appears
            very shortly after Prometheus, so her headparts are already rotating
            around the screen while Prometheus is still doing his spike attack.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            You can quickly guess the distance and where a spike will appear. 
            As soon as a spike appears next to you, dashjump over it. Then get 
            ready to do the same thing again when they return. As for Pandora's 
            attack, stand either on the left or right side of the screen, if one
            of her headparts moves towards you just jump over it.
    
            (Maniac)
            This is much harder. As soon as you see Prometheus start this attack,
            stand as close to him as you can so no matter where the spikes come
            from, you have the time to avoid them. It's pretty hard to give a 
            method to avoid Pandora's headparts while dodging the spikes since
            it depends on where you stand. The safest place for those are the far
            side of the screen, but that's the most dangerous position for the 
            spikes. I have yet to find a method to dodge this attack on Maniac with
            zero risk of being hit. So if you do, please let me know.
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
            Ah yes, THE battle that most people were waiting for since ZX. You knew
            they'd be back for more and boy are you getting it. In my previous FAQ
            I called this battle the tag team match. Not this time, in ZX they 
            never really attacked you together, one attacked you, disappeared, then
            the other attacked you, in ZX Advent they actually team up on you with
            several powerful combo attacks.
    
            In the beginning of the battle, they will most likely only use 3 
            attacks. The 2 Fire Pillar attacks and Pandora's little staff game.
            I suggest Model A for this battle because the Homing Shot can damage
            Pandora even while she is protected by her staffs rotating around her.
            As soon as she appears I like to shoot a charged shot, then constantly
            use the Homing Shot on her, after a while she'll even stop her attack.
            For the Fire Pillar attack just shoot like crazy to push it back. On
            Maniac mode this can be a pain, especially if you're playing with Ashe
            since her shots are slower. You can quickly switch into Model P and 
            throw some shurikens, that will make things a LOT easier.
    
            After they've lost some health, they will start using the other attacks
            as well. The Aura & Scythe attack can be tricky to dodge in Maniac so
            the Model H move I suggested earlier, this greatly reduces the risk of
            getting hit. Dash like mad to avoid her electric snake thingies and
            shoot some buster shots to destroy incoming ice shurikens. The biggest
            problem will most likely be the spikes, you have to time you jump
            perfectly or you'll get hit. You can also use Model H here to do an
            upward air dash but this won't work in Maniac mode since Pandora's
            headparts will be rotating above you. 
    
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
            Just do the same as described above. Don't be afraid to use a subtank
            if you really have to.
    
    
    
    
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     7.1 Dragon Mode Albert [dma]
    
    
     Difficulty: Medium
     No. of lifebars: none
     Recommended form: Model P, Model F
     Elemental weakness: none
     Resisted element: none
     Weakness: none
     
     
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Left head - Purple laser: (mode 1)
    
            (Expert)
            The left head will shoot a laser towards the floor, after that some
            rubble will come out of the floor.
    
            (Maniac)
            The laser is faster and there's less space between the rubble.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            As soon as you see this attack, dash to the left. You see those pillars
            in the back? Dash to the one on the far left of the screen and stand on
            the right side of it, when the laser comes jump over it. Don't worry
            about the rubble, it won't hit you on that spot.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Right head - Fireballs: (mode 1)
    
            (Expert)
            The right head will shoot several fireballs that will hit the ground 
            and create a large flame.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Look very closely to the background, you can see where the flames will
            land. Just stand between 2 flames.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Top head - Horn attack: (mode 1) 
    
            (Expert)
            The top head will move forward and stretch it's long neck. Now it will
            put his horn on the ground and slide back.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Shoot at the horn until he tilts the head up. The horn is now off the
            ground, quickly dash under it.
    
            (Maniac)
            It takes more shots to push back the horn.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Black Hole White Hole: (mode 1) 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll create a black hole in front of his belly and a white hole at the
            top left corner of the screen. The top head will shoot 4 black shots
            forward, but they are sucked in by the black hole so they return in a U
            shape. Once they are sucked up by the black hole, they will come out of
            the white hole. If you get sucked up by the black hole, you will get
            damaged and come out of the white hole as well.
    
            (Maniac)
            He shoots 5 shots instead of 4. Also his shots have a shorter range so
            you have less space to dodge.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Constantly dash to the left to avoid getting sucked into the black hole
            yourself. Jump over the 4 black shots then keep dashing left. When you
            see an opening between the black shots coming from the white hole, 
            jump through it and keep dashing left.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert but now you have to jump over 5 shots.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Energy + Missiles: (mode 2) 
    
            (Expert)
            The 3 heads will appear at the top of the screen pointing in some
            direction. They will then fire an energy shot towards that direction.
            After that 3 missiles will appear in the necks and launch towards you.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand close to the belly, look closely what direction the heads are 
            pointing to, then prepare to jump over or dash under the shots coming
            towards you. Then quickly dash to the left and either destroy the 
            incoming missiles or jump over them.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
            There we go, the final boss, and instead of a Rockman you get to fight
            a dragon thing. The dragon has 3 heads, the one in the middle has a big
            horn on it too. You can't damage these, the only part of him that can
            be damaged is his "belly", the black thing.
    
            In his first mode he has 4 attacks, each head has one and a fourth one.
            The Purple laser attack may seem hard to dodge at first but once you
            figure out where the blind spots are it's really easy. The Fireball
            attack can be annoying but you should be fine if you look in the
            background. The horn attack is easy to dodge and the black and white
            hole shouldn't give you any problems either. If you've seen his moves
            once you should be able to dodge them. After you've damaged his belly
            enough, the heads will remove themselves from the body, the necks will
            become missile launchers. Depending on the angle of the dragon heads
            you may have some trouble avoiding the energy shots.
    
            The belly doesn't flinch after you hit it, so here is where multiple
            hit forms become interesting. Model F does more damage but is slower
            and you can't shoot while dashing which you may need. Model P will
            need more hits but he's faster. Either are fine, I prefer Model P
            myself. Just shoot or throw shurikens like crazy between attacks.
            He'll switch modes after about a minute or so, after that it takes
            maybe 20 seconds if you keep hitting him.
    
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
            Just do the same as described above. Don't be afraid to use a subtank
            if you really have to.
    
    
    
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     7.2 Rockman Model V: Albert [rmv]
    
    
     Difficulty: Medium
     No. of lifebars: none
     Recommended form: Model A, Model ZX, Model P, Chronoforce, Tesrat
     Elemental weakness: none
     Resisted element: none
     Weakness: none
     
     
    
     Attacks:
     --------
    
     *   Spinning Blades: (shielded)
    
            (Expert)
            He'll remove 2 parts from his shield and they will roll over the floor
            as spinning blades.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert but they spin faster.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            The hard way: dash under it when the blade is horizontal.
            The easy way: transform into Chronoforce, the blades can't damage him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Whirlwinds: (shielded)
    
            (Expert)
            He'll remove 4 parts from his shield and they will form 2 pillars of
            wind. The pillars will 'shoot' a whirlwind from each one.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            The hard way: just stand in the middle and dash left and right to avoid
            being drawn to the pillars. Dash when it shoots the whirlwinds.
            The easy way: target both bottom shield parts with Model A's Homing Shot
            and shoot. The pillars will disappear almost immediatly.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Homing Shot: (shielded) 
    
            (Expert)
            This attack is almost identical to Model A's Homing Shot. He'll create
            target cursors that will follow you around. One by one he will shoot
            a purple plasma shot that will damage you for as long as it stays on 
            the screen. Near the end of the attack he'll use multiple cursors that
            will stay on the screen, then he'll unleach all of his shots almost
            identical to Model A's.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert but he fires a lot more cursors and shots.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Slowly walk left or right and let the cursors target right behind you.
            That way he will use a lot of shots on a small area. If you're getting
            close to the edge of the screen, do a high dashjump, he will shoot 
            in the air and by the time you land the shot that was behind you should
            have faded away and you can slowly start walking in the other direction
            again.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Tail Slide: (shielded) 
    
            (Expert)
            You see that large fin thing that is sticking out on the bottom? He'll
            try to slide that into you the same way he used the horn in the dragon
            form. He will appear on one side of the screen and put his fin on the
            ground. Then he'll slide all over the floor of the room then on the 
            other side of the screen he'll fly up again.
    
            (Maniac)
            The fin is lower when he flies up at the end.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Quickly dash to the other side of the screen and stand against the edge
            of the screen.
    
            (Maniac)
            The fin is lower now, so even if you stand on the far side of the screen
            he'll still hit you. So you have 2 choices. The hard way: wait until he
            reaches you and then dash to decrease your height. The easy way: 
            decrease your height another way, transform into Tesrat and just stand
            on the far side of the screen.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Ice Dragons: (vulnerable) 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll summon 2 dragon things with a body made of ice blocks. They will
            move over the screen from top to bottom.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Don't shoot the ice, you'll destroy it and it will split up into 4 ice
            shards that move in an X formation and is likely to damage you. Right
            after the first dragon's tail passes you, dash through it.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Flame Towers: (vulnerable) 
    
            (Expert)
            His shield parts will fall on top of him in a square shape. He'll throw
            it on the ground and fire pillars will come out of the ground. You'll
            fall and will be stunned for a short while.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand a little bit behind him and jump up. Even if you do get stunned,
            if you stand behind him you'll be between 2 Fire Towers.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   V-Sword: (vulnerable) 
    
            (Expert)
            His shield parts will fall on top of him in a triangle shape. He'll 
            create a sword with it and do a big slash.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand either far away from him or behind him. DON'T stand in front of
            him or under him.
    
            (Maniac)
            Same as Expert.
    
                            ---
    
     *   Ring Lasers: (vulnerable) 
    
            (Expert)
            He'll appear in the center of the screen. His shield parts will appear
            next to him in 2 ring shapes, one left and one right. From there he
            will fire a laserbeam, one left one right that will move towards the
            middle of the screen. It's comparable to the eye laser attack of the
            miniboss in the very first stage.
    
            (Maniac)
            The beams move faster.
    
         How to Dodge:
    
            (Expert)
            Stand in the middle and shoot at the laserbeam to push it back.
    
            (Maniac)
            You'll need a lot more shots to push it back. If you're having trouble
            with this, transform in Model P and throw shurikens like crazy. If you
            happen to stand on the far side of the screen, left or right and you
            think you don't have enough time to dash to the middle, transform in
            Model H and do an upward airdash right before he shoots.
    
    
    
     Strategy:
     ---------
    
            There we go, we've got our Rockman. But he's kind of a coward, he hides
            behind orange parts that act as a shield. While those are around him
            you can't damage him and you can't deplete his energy. You need to
            damage those shield parts until he drops them and becomes unshielded.
            Beware though, after a while he'll just create his shield again.
    
            The form you should use for this battle is Model A. Every shield part
            is a target and you need to damage them all, so that's why you need to
            use the Homing Shot. Target as many shield parts as you can and blast
            them. Don't waste up all your Livemetal energy though, make sure you
            always have enough for 1 Homing Shot (2 bars). His shielded mode is
            really easy, you can avoid getting hit from almost every attack
            without almost any effort. For the Spinning Blades, transform in
            Chronoforce and wait until they've moved over you, no effort. The
            Whirlwinds, shoot the bottom 2 shield parts with the Homing Shot, 
            almost no effort. For his Tail Slide, just stand on the far side of
            the screen as Tesrat, no effort. The only attack that could damage
            you is his Homing Shot and even that is pretty easy to avoid.
    
            After you've blown his shield away he'll use some more challenging
            attacks. As for you, transform into Model ZX and start slashing him
            as much as you can. The rolling slash works well, if he's low do the
            triple slash. The Ring Lasers and Ice Dragons are easy, the real 
            problem is the other 2 attacks. They start in the exactly the same
            way and to dodge correctly you have to know what attack you have to
            dodge. Look at the shape of those shield parts and try to get behind
            him. Both attacks have a safe spot behind him, if you really can't
            get there, improvise. Good Luck
    
    
    
    
     Boss survival strategy (all forms):
     -----------------------------------
    
            Just do the same as described above, you're almost there.
    
    
    
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     8. Credits
    
    
     This space is reserved for thanking a few people.
    
            Atomic Fire: For translating the names of the bosses.
    
            Inticreates and Capcom: For making such an awesome game.
    
    
    
    
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     9. Copyright
    
    
     This FAQ is for personal use only. This is not to be used for commercial or 
     personal gain. Websites publishing this guide without permission will face
     punishment under the law. All sites except www.GameFaqscom and 1up.com are not
     allowed to host this FAQ without my permission.
    
     This document is copyright 2007. All Rights Reserved.