______________________________ Gauntlet Dark Legacy Boss Faq ______________________________ by Urunus Boss Guide for PS2 version: +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Lich Dragon Chimera Plague Spider Genie Yeti Wraith Skorne True Skorne Garm 1.Start 2.About Gauntlet Dark Legacy 3.Boss Faq Help 4.A little about characters 5.Credit --------------------------------- 1. Start --------------------------------- Updated: Monday Jan 2nd 2005 Faq created by: Urunus E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail me only for mistakes, comments, or any questions that you want to ask which I haven't said in this walkthrough. If you're asking about glitches note that I will not be able to answer since this is a boss faq. However, glitches on bosses WILL be accepted. During the past few days things have been going busy so if you are e-mailing me note that you probably won't get an answer for up to three weeks, one month tops. Also I haven't used my email address for a long time so it may be deleted by hotmail. When you're e-mailing put GDL as subject so that I will know it's about the game. Since, like I said, things have been pretty busy so I may not put your questions on this walkthrough IF I answer your e-mails. This walkthrough will help people "understand" more about bosses and help them fight it. Most of this faq is on the playstation so when I say "attack" for e.g. and I'm referring to the controls I will use the playstation buttons. The PS2 version might also have some changes as well so if you're using this faq it is recommended that you get the playstation version. Study some of the game basics before you read this faq so that you'll actually understand what I'm talking about. --------------------------------- 2. About Gauntlet Dark Legacy --------------------------------- In my opinion this is like the greatest game ever, and is created by Midway Games Company. It was released for Playstation in the Year 2000. The story of GDL starts with two brothers, Garm and Sumner. Garm summoned Skorne from the underworld using the runestones but he could not control Skorne and then Skorne went on a rampage to take over the world. He also hid the runestones in different realms so that nobody will ever find them again. No one dared to challenge Skorne until now....... Sumner summoned up his eight greatest warriors, each from one of the eight realms. Your job is to use one of them (though you can change after finishing a level) to defeat all the bosses in each of the realms, retrieve their shards, and restore the entrance to the Desecrated Temple to battle Skorne. You also have to find all 12 runestones to restore the portal to the underworld where you can face the true Skorne. Once he is defeated you get to face Garm, but along the way, you also have to find the thirteenth runestone so that you can enter Garm's Citadel. Get it? Good. --------------------------------- 3. Boss Faq Help --------------------------------- And so begins the walkthrough! Note: I will list the bosses in the order I fought them, because I recommend that order. If you find it weird just note that everyone has their own opinions, so don't e-mail me about them! Plague Fiend ___________________ Level recommended: 38 Legendary Weapon: Javelin of Blinding-found under a ledge in the Volcanic Cavern (Mountain Kingdom). Items: An amulet(I picked the Light amulet, but of course it's your choice) Difficulty without legendary weapon: 6 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 4 For this huge lump of toxic waste with six arms and one eye he is pretty tough! The Javelin of Blinding will spear his only eye making him attack aimlessly but only for a while. Use your amulet and your pet(you should have one by now) to attack him like crazy, but stay away from him as well! He has some average acid shots, but his main problem comes from his sweep attack which is undodgeable. Stay away from the toxic pipes, as some times the Plague Fiend will dive under the toxic and splash some toxic waste onto you if you're near the pipes! At a high enough level you can just go and attack aimlessly on him, also if you're at level 38 then you're more than likely gain two levels fighting him! Take the well earned 9000 gold from him. Lich ___________________ Level recommended: 35 Legendary Weapon: Book of Protection-under a cage thingy in the Sky Shipyards (Sky Dominion) Items: None, you get an amulet in the battle anyway Difficulty without legendary weapon: 4 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 3 Big, fast, guy we're dealing with here. He has alot of attacks and most of them involve with his axe. However, he's still pretty weak and if you come in with the Book of Protection then he will be a little bit easier. Still, he's no match for you at those levels I mentioned above, the only annoying thing you should watch out for when you fight him is his weird hand grasp thingy. When you kill him, though, a hand will grab HIM and will send him back to the underworld! Dragon ___________________ Level recommended: 32 Legendary Weapon: Ice Axe-found in a "freezer" part of the Castle Barracks (Castle Stronghold) Items: Not really, as you can see the Dragon's easy plus there's a 3-Way Shot in the battle. Difficulty without legendary weapon: 3 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 1 Probably the easiest boss in the game. As you can see, he is very big which means that most of your attacks should hit him unless it goes WAY off. Start off with a full turbo, unleash it on him, then get the 3-Way shot to totally KILL him. If you have the Ice Axe note that it will freeze the dragon for several seconds, letting him to have it with your powerful attacks. The dragon's basic attack is a fireball one slow, one fast. Hide behind the magma rocks which, if you're lucky, will prevent the fireballs from hitting but only for three times. It will also block the dragon's quake stomp attack which is annoying and ALWAYS hits unless you hide behind the magma rocks like I said. Don't get too close to him or he will attack you with his claw, which hurts. Also, watch out for his flame breath as well. Overall he isn't too tough, you just need to get the hang of dodging the fireballs he spits. Genie ____________________ Level recommended: 58 Legendary Weapon: Lamp of Dark Obstruction-found inside a cave of the Erupting Fissure (Snow Domain) Items: An amulet plus the 3-Way Shot, you'll NEED it. Difficulty without legendary weapon: 7 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5 At those levels, he is TOUGH! However, with the Lamp of Dark Obstruction and those items you SHOULD be able to defeat him. The Genie has an eye laser attack and a beam sweep which are annoying, however the Lamp of Dark Obstruction should be able to blind him giving you an easier time. Watch out for his tornado, it HURTS! His weird ceiling fall attack is just as bad as well, however it is easier to dodge. If you aren't fast enough then the genie will summon multiple small green swordfighters, these guys are ANNOYING so defeat them FAST unless the genie goes crazy summoning them. There's a Light Amulet and some ham to get in this battle but don't get too close to the genie or else he will use the old Hassan CHOP! which will cut your head off but it's pretty rare. Good luck, you'll need it. The Genie gives 12k! Spider Queen ____________________ Level recommended: 62 Legendary Weapon: Poison Bellows-found in a tomb of the Mystic Pyramid (Desert Lands) Items: Growth Potion, maybe an Amulet or a 3-Way Shot Difficulty without legendary weapon: 8 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 6 She is FAST, and the damage that she does quickly adds up. The Poison Bellows will drain a fair amount of life from her, use your best attacks at that time before she charges at you. Before she does that, though, she will basically shoot acid shots at you which is easy to dodge. However, once she does her charge, things start getting messy. She will start by whipping you over and over again, try to be fast and outlast her. Other than those attacks she can also summon up spiders, stomp them. You will most likely NEED food in the middle of battle, so the good thing is there's some ham in the middle of the room! Still, that's not enough so just try your best to defeat her. 6500+ life would be recommended at the start of battle. Even at level 99 she is not healthy for your HP but note that she will give EXCELLENT experience, so if you're up for it she will make a good training boss. Chimera ____________________ Level recommended: 45 Legendary Weapon: Scimitar of Decapitation-Below a huge tree stump in the Gnarled Branches (Forest Realm) Items: 3-Way Shot(though at those levels it isn't really needed) Difficulty without legendary weapon: 4 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 2 The Chimera has three heads, each resembling a Gargoyle species and you'll have to destroy all of them! If you have the Scimitar of Decapitation then it will either cut off the Lion head, or severly damage all three heads depending on where you use it. The Chimera's ultimate attack is it's 3-way breath attack which is undodgeable, however using the Scimitar of Decapition from far will disable that. All three heads are lousy shooters so you should be able to dodge it's breath and fire/electric/acid ball easily. It also doesn't have alot of life, and with the 3-Way Shot you should be able to defeat him with ease. Quite a good money-making boss. Yeti ____________________ Level recommended: 70 Legendary Weapon: Parchment of Fire-found in a pool in the Haunted Cemetary (Forsaken Province) Items: Fire Amulet(fits the best "theming"), maybe invulnerability Difficulty without legendary weapon: 8 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5 The Parchment of Fire will totally burn the Yeti's icy body, and with the fire amulet you can totally show him the heat! However, the Yeti's still no joke and he's a beefy guy so it will take long before you actually kill him. He's main attack is the ice boulder, however he can do it in two ways: a) He can create one and roll it towards you or b) He can punch the wall and an ice boulder will bounce of towards you! Not really hard to avoid. He has the Dragon's Quake Stomp but you can avoid that by hiding behind the ice walls that he can create. Another good training boss but not as good as the Spider Queen. Shadow Wraith _____________________ Level recommended: 78 Legendary Weapon: Lantern of Revelation-found in the Haunted Grounds staircases (Dream World) Items: Amulet, Growth Potion, 3-Way Shot Difficulty without legendary weapon: 9 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 7 This guy is a PAIN, and his attacks can do over 150 damage! The Lantern of Revelation will, as always, drain away his HP and blind him. This will make the battle a little easier for you. The Wraith has a lot of attacks, but the one you should really watch out for is his Shadow Blade because it is VERY fast, and does a lot of damage! He also has numerous other attacks: Shadow Shot which is EXTREMELY fast, this weird green mask thingy, snake rush, and if you get to close then he will use his Blade Spin. You should definitely start off with a full turbo, and also there is a full turbo charger nearby the Wraith, but, like I said, watch out for his Blade Spin attack when you get too close. With the Amulet, Growth Potion, and 3-Way Shot he shouldn't last long as he doesn't have as much HP as the Yeti. Skorne _____________________ Level recommended: 80 Legendary Weapon: Soul Savior-you can get it by lowering a high chandelier Items: none Difficulty without legendary weapon: 6 Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5 Not very tough for a guy like him. The Soul Savior will take away one quarter of his life, and after that you can just stay away from him at the back and ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK! Skorne has some powerful shots which he will do most of the time, but at level 80 you should be able to easily withstand them. Once you have defeated Skorne he will then tell you to come with him to the underworld, but first you must choose one of his equipment. They are: Helmet, Mask, Gauntlet, but I don't know what the last one is. They're all equally good so it doesn't matter what you choose. I usually pick the Gauntlet, though. Of course, they will not last long on you so make sure you use the most of it on important stuff (Like the next stage, which is a PAIN)! True Skorne ______________________ Level recommended: 85 Legendary Weapon: None Items: Fire Amulet (you get it from one of the Lava Golems right before fighting True Skorne) Difficulty: 8 The main difficulty here is actually surviving the underworld, as it is VERY hard! Try to have over six thousand HP when you reach Skorne, and level 85 is more like the MINIMUM level to fight him. The true Skorne is not much harder, he basically uses the same attacks however they obviously do more damage. He also has something like the quake stomp, and paired with his fireball they can equal A LOT of damage! You should still have the fire amulet from the Lava Golem which you fight just before Skorne, but the weird thing is you're fighting a fire creature WITH fire.....oh well.Anyways, there's a 99.999999999% chance that you don't have one of Skorne's equipment which you have gotten by defeating him last time, but you might if you wasted NO time at all, got the haste thingy, and totally RAN through the Underworld without getting hit over three times.....you might need Invulnerability (yes, that was just sarcasm!). Skorne just lost his armor which means he's easier to kill this time, like I said the only problem is of actually going through the underworld and getting here with enough life to face Skorne! Garm _______________________ Level recommended: 99 Legendary Weapon: none Items: Amulet, Growth Potion, 3-Way Shot, maybe Invulnerability Difficulty: 7 I heard from all kinds of people about how tough Garm is, but at level 99 with 999 strength, armor, magic, and speed (you should have gotten those powerups) and at a full 9999 life he isn't that hard! Garm has about thirteen parts...well, at least I think he does because he has too many parts to defeat! Everytime you defeat a part they will turn into a monster which looks like death. KILL them, then dodge their skull attack which they'll transform into when they die. The skull rush does about 200+ damage when hit, so you REALLY have to watch out! Garm himself has a lot of painful attacks too: Purple lightning, Quake Stomp, Purple shot..... I'm just making up the "purple" names because I have no idea what they are. Once all thirteen parts have been defeated the statue Garm thingy will crumple to pieces and the real Garm inside (who looks exactly like those monsters Garm creates when one of his parts dies) will drop down and turn into purple goo. Congratulate yourselves for defeating the ultimate evil Garm! --------------------------------- 4. A little about characters --------------------------------- Okay, this is a boss faq but I'll still mention a little bit about characters in this walkthrough. First things first, note that there are eight characters, each from one of the eight realms. Their master Sumner has summoned them to help defeat the evil Skorne, and YOU have to control one of them, but you can change if you want into one of the other characters. I won't mention the secret characters, though. Warrior ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 600 amr. 300 mag. 100 spd. 350 From: Mountain Kingdom-he hopes to slay the dragon there one day Overall: 9-Good strength, medium armor and speed. Magic is HORRIBLE! Dwarf ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 600 amr. 350 mag. 100 spd. 300 From: Snow Domain-whoa, it's freeeeezingzzzzz out there! Overall: 9-His speed is worse than the warrior but armor is better! Don't expect any improvements in magic..... Valkyrie ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 300 amr. 450 mag. 300 spd. 300 From: Castle Stronghold-too bad her huge home castle has been taken over by a Chimera Overall: 10-She isn't weak in any area, plus she can withstand hits well because of her high armor. My personal favourite. Knight ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 350 arm. 450 mag. 250 spd. 300 From: Sky Dominion-how does he know how to drive an airship? Overall: 8-Not as well balanced as the Valkyrie but with more strength and less magic. Archer ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 250 arm. 200 mag. 300 spd. 600 From: Forest Realm-probably goes hunting animals there Overall: 6-not the guy you want to go battle hand to hand with. Magic is mediocre, armor is bad, strength is not too high.....incredible speed! Jester ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 200 arm. 200 mag. 350 spd. 600 From: Dream World-does he sleep all day? Overall: 6-Everything that's physical is bad, but speed and mag. are above average Wizard ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 250 arm. 150 mag. 600 spd. 300 From: Desert-probably his part time job is an archeologist Overall: 7-Strength is just as good as Archer(surprisingly), but you still shouldn't attack hand to hand because just looking at his armor tells you why. That's why he has good magic! Sorceress ______________________ Beginning stats: str. 200 arm. 150 mag. 600 spd. 350 From: Forsaken Province-she calls this creepy graveyard home? Overall: 6-Gets more speed than the wizard but strength is worst in the game! --------------------------------- 5. Credit --------------------------------- Thanks for: -CJayc for making Gamefaqs -Midway Games for publishing Gauntlet Dark Legacy -Anyone who reads this faq Also go read some of the other walkthroughs to learn the basics ! ! !!!!\ ! ! !\ ! ! ! !!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! \ ! ! ! / ! ! ! ! ! ! ! \ ! ! ! \ ! ! !!!!/ ! ! ! \ ! ! ! !!! ! ! !\ ! ! ! \ ! ! ! \ ! ! ! \ ! ! ! \! ! ! \ \!!!/ ! \ \!!!/ ! ! \!!!/ !!!