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                           Final Fantasy 1&2: Dawn of the Souls
                                     Boss Guide
                                   GameBoy Advance
                              By: Cyril [Stephanie Nutter]
                                  ereekairyn@yahoo.com
                                     Version: 1.2
                            Last Updated: November 27th, 2005
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    This guide is meant to serve as a boss guide to both games of Final Fantasy I 
    and Final Fantasy II in the game Final Fantasy: Dawn of the Souls.  Since 
    there are minor changes in this version of the game compared to older 
    versions, this guide will not work as well with the original games as it 
    should.  Note that if you go too far ahead in the guide that there will be 
    some boss spoilers (theres not a whole lot of story there to spoil >.>;).  I 
    suggest using this guide as a last resort, or if you're having trouble in the 
    main games. 
    
    Note:  If you specifically want to go to a boss you are having trouble with, 
    use the Control-F feature on your keyboard and type the name in.  That will 
    allow you to avoid scrolling, and potential spoilers.
    
    Control F quick help: 
    
    Final Fantasy 1: -prt1-
    Final Fantasy 2: -prt2-
    
    Type those in and it will take you immediately to the section you are looking 
    for. 
    
    
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    This section is for the first part of Final Fantasy: Dawn of the Souls, Final 
    Fantasy I. Because Job Classes play a pivitol role in Final Fantasy I, I will 
    go over my choices of those first. Because it it your game though, you are 
    free to play however you decide.
    
    
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                                   1: Introduction
                                   2: Job Classes
                                   3: Important Magic
                                   4: Gear/Money Issues
                                   5: Bosses
                                   6: Optional Bosses
                                         Earthgift Shrine
                                         Hellfire Chasm
                                         Lifespring Grotto
                                         Whisperwind Cove
    
    
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    ****                            Introduction                              *****
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    Welcome to the Final Fantasy I section of my Final Fantasy: Dawn of the Souls 
    boss guide.  If you are new to my guides, or have never used a boss guide 
    before, let me be simple.  I tend to go overboard, and I apologize in advance 
    for that.  >.>;  But I feel it is better that way, because some people dont go 
    through an entire guide and read every bit (really, how many people are 
    actually going to read this introduction anyway?). 
    
    This guide goes from the start of the game to the end, but only gives 
    strategies for the bosses. If you are having any trouble, the very first thing 
    I can advise you do is check your levels and your gear.  If you were having a 
    lot of trouble in the normal battles in a dungeon then theres probably a 
    reason why you are going to have trouble with the boss.  If you do not have 
    the best gear possible on your characters (and this is difficult before a 
    certain point, because of lack of money) then try to spend some time levelling 
    to get some better.  That is usually the main reason you can not win a 
    battle.  If you are -still- having trouble then, that is when I suggest you 
    look at my guide.  
    
    Good luck, and happy hunting^^
    
    
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    ****                             Job Classes                              *****
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    Because this is a boss guide, I am not going to go in-depth into what classes 
    do what, and what they can equip.  I will give you my advice though, and 
    opinions.  Having beaten Shinryu and Omega with my setups, I am confident that 
    they at least -work-, even if they are not the best.  What are the best, you 
    can find out on your own^^. 
    
    There are 6 main job classes in Final Fantasy I.  They are:
    
    Monk
    Warrior
    Thief
    Red Mage
    White Mage
    Black Mage
    
    Each class has its own distinctive characterstics, and abilities.  Monks tend 
    to use Barefisted types of attacks, and can not wear heavier armors.  Thiefs 
    prefer Daggers and Katanas over heavier Swords that Warriors use.  Black Mages 
    can use Daggers and Staves, compared to a White Mages Hammer and Stave. Red 
    Mages are and odd, but extremely useful combination that take a bit to 
    effectively master the use of.  
    
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    What Job Combinations are the best?
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    Well, thats a hard decision.  I prefer three combinations, though how you play 
    depends on what you like best.  In each combination I like a Black Mage and a 
    Warrior.
    
    My preferred Combinations are:
    
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    Red Mage
    Warrior
    White Mage
    Black Mage
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    In this combination, the Red Mage, Black Mage, and White Mage buff the party 
    the very first turn.  Yes I said Black Mage >.>; The Black Mage should be 
    buffing the Warrior with Haste the first turn since it will allow you to do 
    more damage quickly.  After that, have the White Mage focus on healing and 
    buffing the party.  The Red Mage should Buff himself up, and then attack 
    physically. Also, Red Mages can help with healing when the White Mage cant do 
    it all.
    
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    Warrior
    Thief
    White Mage
    Black Mage
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    More of a practical attack combination.  Sadly, your Black Mage has to spend 
    most of his time buffing the Thief and Warrior (about 4 turns total) reducing 
    the amount of damage you do as a whole.  This can also be done with two Red 
    Mages, but healing can be an issue sometimes.  The Warrior is your main 
    attacker and should always get atack buffs first, the White Mage heals and 
    uses party buffs, and the Thief atacks and gets your secondary attack buffs.
    
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    Warrior
    Thief
    Red Mage
    Black Mage
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    This is a bit harder to work with.  The Red Mage is constantly Busy, and your 
    Black Mage will have to help with buffing more often then not.  But also you 
    will be a lot strong and able to take down monsters faster.  The only real 
    downside to this is that theres no Healra type spells that a White Mage has, 
    and so full party healing can become an issue in some of the longer, harder 
    boss fights at the end of the game (especially the optional battles).
    
    
    Once again, those are the combinations I prefer.  There are others, but that 
    is what I like best.  Experiment, and see what works for you. 
    
    
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    ****                          Important Magic                             *****
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    This section goes over what spells I feel are very important to have when you 
    are beating the game.  Some people dont use White Mages or Black Mages, but if 
    not, just ignore those spell specifics.
    
    If you dont have money to buy every spell in the area, then I suggest starting 
    with these spells, and working for the rest of them once you have the money.  
    
    This is not a full spell list, this is just going over the spells that I think 
    you will use more often then not in your boss battles in the game. Obviously, 
    spells like "Cure" and "Fire" will be useful, so I'm just going to go over the 
    ones that might be overlooked^^;
    
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    White Magic:
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    Note that whoever your healer is, should have access to every available Cure 
    spell at the time.  Also, expect them to buff whenever they can.
    
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    Protect
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    Level: 1
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard, Knight
    
    Very useful in the beginning, Protect lowers the amount of physical damage 
    recieved.  Have your main buffer (usually a Red Mage, if not, make sure the 
    White Mage has it) use this on your weaker characters on your first 
    opportunity.  It helps quite a bit.  
    
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    Heal
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    Level: 3
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard
    
    This spell is used like an all target Cure spell. Very useful to have out of 
    battle as well as in.  Sadly, only White Mages and Wizards can use it.  
    
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    Life
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    Level: 5
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard, Red Wizard
    
    This spell replaces your need for a lot of Phoenix Downs, as long as your 
    healer isn't dead.  Useful, and saves you a tiny bit of money.  Yay^^;;  Costs 
    quite a bit of MP though, so use it sparingly, if you can.
    
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    Healara
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    Level: 5
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard
    
    Probably the most used out of battle spell, this spell cures 100-200 HP to all 
    members.  While in battle end-game that is not a huge amount, and during the 
    mid levels the MP cost is too high to use it, it becomes useful once your 
    level and your MP levels become high enough.  Get this as soon as you can.
    
    
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    Exit
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    Level: 6
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard, Red Wizard
    
    You only need one character with this spell.  This spell lets you completely 
    exit a dungeon from whatever floor you are on.  Very nice, especially if you 
    are weak and need to exit in an emergency setting.  
    
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    Protera
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    Level: 6
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard, Red Wizard
    
    This should probably always be a White Mages first move in later boss 
    battles.  Much like the spell Protect, except it works on all members of your 
    battle party at once. Useful and fast.  
    
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    Invisra
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    Level: 6
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard, Red Wizard
    
    Much like the spell Protera, this spell is like Invis, except works on all 
    members.  This helps you evade, which can help on strong physical attackers. 
    Usually, your White Mage wont have enough time to cast this so a Red Mage is a 
    character who will use it most.
    
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    Healaga
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    Level: 7
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard
    
    Much like the spell Healara, Healaga cures your entire party at once. This 
    will be used a lot in battle end-game by your White Wizards and Mages when 
    bosses start spamming their AOE attacks.
    
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    Full-Life
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    Level: 8
    Useable By: White Mage, White Wizard
    
    Though it comes with a huge MP cost, Full-Life restores a dead character 
    completely to life. Very very useful on monsters with strong AOE attacks.
    
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    Some other spells worth noting:
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    Holy
    Dispel
    Diaja 
    
    
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    Black Magic:
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    As well as having every available magical elemental attack spell in their 
    inventory, Black Mages (and Red Mages) should have access to a few other 
    spells as well. The two best physical buffing spells in the game are under 
    Black Magic, so be absolutely sure one of your characters has access to them.
    
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    Sleep
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    Level: 1
    Useable By: Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard
    
    An often overlooked spell that can stop enemies from attacking you for a few 
    rounds.  Use this early in the game and master its use, it helps.  A lot. 
    
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    Temper
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    Level: 2
    Useable By: Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard
    
    An absolutely imperative spell by the end of the game, Temper raises a single 
    targets physical attack power.  This should always be one of the first spells 
    cast by your Red Mage (or Black Mage, if you dont have a Red) in battle, only 
    Haste preceeding it.  Use it on your Warriors, Thiefs and Monks and you will 
    be very happy with the results.
    
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    Haste
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    Level: 4 
    Useable By: Black Mage, Black Wizard, Red Mage, Red Wizard
    
    Another extremely imperative spell at the end of the game.  This spell doubles 
    the targets number of attacks, pretty much doubling their attack power.  With 
    this spell and Temper cast on your attacker(s) you can well triple your base 
    damage, easily.  Very important.
    
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    Teleport
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    Level: 5
    Useable By: Black Wizard, Red Wizard
    
    This spell allows you to go one floor back in a dungeon.  If you think you 
    missed an item in the dungeon, or just want to go back for whatever reason, 
    use this spell. Otherwise, Exit is a bit more pratical then this spell.
    
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    Saber
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    Level: 7
    Useable By: Black Wizard
    
    Though this spell is only usable by a Black Wizard, there is an item in the 
    game that lets you cast it on other members.  That is why I am mentioning it 
    here, because it is useful in that manner.  Saber raises on characters Attack 
    and Accuracy significantly, and with Haste and Temper added to this you do 
    good damage.
    
    Note:  Saber as a base spell can only be cast on the caster, you need an 
    outside item to cast on other members.
    
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    Flare
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    Level: 8
    Useable By: Black Wizard
    
    Technically, this is supposed to be the strongest attack spell in the game. 
    The only reason I'm mentioning it here is because it tends to be very useful 
    on enemy groups end-game and in the optional dungeons.
    
    
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    Some other spells worth noting: 
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    Slow(ra)
    Stun
    Kill/Warp
    
    
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    ****                         Gear/Money Issues                            *****
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    Early in the game, its hard to make money. You find yourself having a 
    difficult time choosing between gear and spells, and what to buy.  Usually, I 
    buy spells first, since you can find gear in dungeons.  But, only buy the 
    spells that are absolutely imperative at first (elemental attack spells, 
    curing spells, buffs) and wait until later when you have more money to get the 
    less imperative spells.
    
    Spells I suggest buying before all others:
    
    Cure, Cura, Dia, Fire, Fira, Thunder, Thundara, Blizard, Blizara, Heal, 
    Healara, Temper, Haste, Life
    
    Once you have the imperatives, you can buy whatever other spells you need or 
    feel are important. 
    
    Try to keep your attackers weapon upgraded to max at all times, if that is 
    possible.
    
    
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    ****                               Bosses                                 *****
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    This section goes over the bosses in Final Fantasy I.  It goes through how you 
    encounter them in the game.  Use Control-F and the 'Boss #' if you are having 
    any difficulty finding anything^^.  The status information I found is from the 
    in-game Bestiary, which is unlocked for each boss after you defeat it. 
    
    And without further ado >.>; I present my boss guide!
    
    Boss  #1: Garland
    Boss  #2: Pirates x9
    Boss  #3: Piscodemon x(Random)
    Boss  #4: Astos
    Boss  #5: Vampire
    Boss  #6: Lich
    Boss  #7: Marilith
    Boss  #8: Evil Eye
    Boss  #9: Dragon Zombie x2
    Boss #10: Kraken
    Boss #11: Blue Dragon
    Boss #12: Tiamat
    Boss #13: Lich (Part 2)
    Boss #14: Marilith (Part 2)
    Boss #15: Kraken (Part 2)
    Boss #16: Tiamat (Part 2)
    Boss #17: Final Boss
    
    
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    Boss  #1: Garland
    Location: Chaos Shrine
    Suggested Level: 3
    Status:
    HP: 212      |  ATK: 15      |  ACC: 27       |  DEF: 8      |
    AGI: 6       |  INT: 12      |  EVA: 12       |  MDF: 64     |
    Gil: 250     |  EXP: 130     |  Treasure: Longsword
    
    
    Garland, as the games first boss, is not exceedingly difficult but poses a 
    threat to a party that is not well equipped.  If you spent the time levelling 
    up in Cornelia to get spells and equipment, you should not have a problem with 
    Garland, if not, prepare for a rather bumpy ride.
    
    Garland has high magic defense, so he takes less damage from magical attacks 
    then from physical. Note that by no means does this mean that Garland takes 
    bad damage from magic, he still takes quite a bit of damage from magic.  He 
    will probably take 30-50 damage from a normal Thunder or Fire spell from a 
    Black Mage (if you have one).  Red Mages do better attacking physically then 
    magically, because of their low magic attack power.
    
    On the first round, have your main White Magic user (either a Red Mage or a 
    White Mage) cast Protect on your weaker defense members so that they takes 
    less damage from Garland's strong physical attacks. With your Healer curing 
    when needed (every round, or every few rounds, dependant on your luck) no one 
    should die.
    
    Garland's attacks are not the strongest, but he tends to be quite fast. Heal 
    when you get the least nervous at all, which is key in this game to survival.  
    You never know when the boss is going to give it all in that key mega-attack.
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    Note: The spell "Temper" you can buy in Pravoka is exceedingly important for 
    the rest of the game.  Buy it for all Black Magic users you have in your party.
    
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    Boss  #2: Piratex9 
    Location: Pravoka Town
    Suggested Level: 7
    Status (each):
    HP: 24       |  ATK: 10      |  ACC: 2        |  DEF: 0      |
    AGI: 6       |  INT: 3       |  EVA: 12       |  MDF: 35     |
    Gil: 40      |  EXP: 40      |  Treasure: Leather Shield
    
    From the start, this battle looks quite overwhelming. The enemies outnumber 
    you 2 to 1, and you probably dont have the money to afford the best equipment 
    and spells for this point.  Fortuneately for you, the Pirates are a lot weaker 
    then they look, weaker then the normal enemies you were facing on the way to 
    Pravoka, actually.
    
    The easy way to win this battle is to cheat a bit.  Have your Black Magic 
    caster (probably a Black Mage) cast the Sleep spell on the Pirates, and 
    hopefully, at least half of them will be asleep after its cast. This is a 
    level 1 spell bought in Cornelia, so if you don't have it, and want it for 
    this battle go load a save and get it^^.
    
    The Pirates have decently weak physical attacks even without Protect. To your 
    mages they should only do around ~10-15, but that ~10-15 adds up each turn if 
    they all target the same person. Thats why the sleep spell is helpful. 
    
    Attack them physically.  With your attackers you should be one hitting them.  
    Your Black Mage (if you have one) should sleep them for the first two or three 
    rounds of battle, and then focus on attacking with magic.
    
    Singally, the Pirates aren't strong, but its when you can not kill all 9 
    quickly is when they get difficult.  
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    Boss  #3: Piscodemon x(Random)
    Location: Marsh Cave
    Suggested Level: 12
    Status (each):
    HP: 84       |  ATK: 30      |  ACC: 21       |  DEF: 16     |
    AGI: 33      |  INT: 18      |  EVA: 66       |  MDF: 98     |
    Gil: 300     |  EXP: 276     |  Treasure: None
    
    The number of enemies you fight in this boss encounter is randomized. The 
    lesser is better of course, as it is easier that way. Typically, you will 
    fight 3 or 4 of them at once, which is not too bad. This battle should not 
    last more then two rounds. 
    
    Hopefully, you had enough money to buy either the spell Fira or Thundara while 
    you were in Elfheim. These spells target all enemies on screen and will make 
    short work of the Piscodemons. After a single casting, you only need a few 
    more atacks to finish a single boss off. Compared to the previous bosses, the 
    Piscodemons have quite a bit of defense, and high stats.
    
    If you have two black magic users (such as a Black Mage and a Red Mage) have 
    them both cast spells like Thundara and Fira.  This alone should kill all of 
    the Piscodemons in one round, or at least more of them. If you only have one 
    black magic user you wont have it so easy, but you should still be able to 
    pick off one or two Piscodeoms in the first round, and kill the rest of them 
    the second.
    
    Be very careful, their attack power is extremely high.  It is well enough to 
    one-hit a lower level mage.  They can do over 100 damage a hit if you are 
    unlucky.  This will either be a fast battle where you slaughter the enemies, 
    or one where you will die quickly.  If you get unlucky and your mages die 
    first, then it get get messy quickly.  Make sure you enter the battle at full 
    HP.
    
    If your healer has any time, cast Protect on weaker characters.  Though the 
    battle will be over quickly, this should help keep them alive a bit longer 
    then they would normally last. Of course >.>; I suggest having your White Mage 
    (if thats your healer) cast Heal every round instead of worrying about Protect.
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    Boss  #4: Astos
    Location: Western Keep
    Suggested Level: 13
    Status:
    HP: 420      |  ATK: 30      |  ACC: 42       |  DEF: 18     |
    AGI: 39      |  INT: 24      |  EVA: 78       |  MDF: 170    |
    Gil: 2000    |  EXP: 2250    |  Treasure: Mythril Sword
    
    Hopefully, before you went to the Western Keep you went back to Elfheim to get 
    some new spells and to heal up from your venture into the Marsh Cave.  I also 
    suggest having a few Phoenix Downs (2 or 3, if you have the money for them) as 
    well as the spell Haste.  Haste and Temper are spells from now on that I will 
    say to use on your attackers to make battles easier and quicker. 
    
    Astos has access to the spell called Death.  This spell instantly kills a 
    party member it is targeted on.  If you're lucky, or have high levels, it will 
    not hit, but most of the time it will.  That is why you need those Phoenix 
    Downs. Fortunately, this spell is not widely used in this game, as Astos is 
    one of the only bosses (and there are only a few normal enemies) that has 
    access to it. Astos also has access to the level 4 spells (Fira, Slowra, etc) 
    which are very strong on your party.  Fira can do 100+ to all members.  Try to 
    keep your entire parties health over 110 at all times, if possible.
    
    Silence works on Astos at times, and thats stops him from casting his Death 
    spells, but thats somewhat -iffy- and I wouldnt rely too much on it.  If you 
    have Temper and Haste the battle will be over before it really matters too 
    much, anyway.
    
    As a single target, Astos has surprisingly low HP, especially compared to what 
    the first boss in the game had compared to him. Still, you need to worry more 
    about the power of his attacks over how much damage you do to him. Constantly 
    be prepared for the Death spell, and use a Phoenix Down on someone the turn 
    after they die.
    
    On the first turn of battle, have a Black Magic user (or if you have two, even 
    better for you^^) cast the Haste spell on your main attacker(s).  On the 
    second turn cast the Temper spell.  If you have two Black Magic users 
    (Red/Black Mage) cast these spells on the first turn so that your main 
    attacker can be as strong as possible from the very start.
    
    Astos can cast Haste on himself, but he uses magic on your party more often 
    then anything, so dont worry too much about it.  Focus on keeping your party 
    alive and healthy.  With Temper and Haste on your attackers Astos probably 
    wont last more then 3 attacks, maybe not even that. 
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    Boss  #5: Vampire
    Location: Cavern of the Earth, B3
    Suggested Level: 20
    Status:
    HP: 280      |  ATK: 76      |  ACC: 39       |  DEF: 26     |
    AGI: 36      |  INT: 26      |  EVA: 72       |  MDF: 75     |
    Gil: 2000    |  EXP: 1200    |  Treasure: None
    
    The Vampire has less HP then some of the monsters you faced in normal 
    encounters in the Cavern of Earth, but that does not mean he is not 
    dangerous.  He is mainly dangerous because he has strong physical attacks. His 
    physical attacks will do well over 100 damage to any mage type, and even 
    Warriors will take quite a bit of damage from him.
    
    If you attack constantly from the very beginning you will not have any trouble 
    killing him.  You should not even have to worry about Temper/Hasting your 
    attackers.  The Vampire is Undead, so Dia type spells (Dia, Diara) and Fire 
    (Fire, Fira, Firaga) work well on him. Diara should do ~100 and Fira should do 
    ~160+ if cast by a Black Mage.  Your physical attacks will be weak against the 
    Vampire, so you should probably rely more on a magical assault to take him 
    down.
    
    With a strong assault on the first round, you should take him down without him 
    getting more then one attack off.  If not, he should be close to dead to let 
    you kill him the second round.  This battle is quick, but the Vampire is still 
    dangerous because of his power.
    
    Also, remember to save some MP to get out of the Cavern of Earth. You still 
    need to walk all the way out. orz.
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    Boss  #6: Lich
    Location: Cavern of the Earth, B5
    Suggested Level: 23
    Status:
    HP: 1200     |  ATK: 40      |  ACC: 49       |  DEF: 40     |
    AGI: 12      |  INT: 30      |  EVA: 24       |  MDF: 129    |
    Gil: 3000    |  EXP: 2200    |  Treasure: Dry Ether
    As you should notice right off the bat, Lich's stats are off the chart 
    compared to previous bosses. His HP is high, so expect this battle to take a 
    while.  Also note that Lich is technically not based off earth, rather, he is 
    undead.
    
    Like all undead, Lich is weak to Fire and Dia type spells. Hopefully, you 
    bought the Firaga spell (you should of had plenty of money for it after your 
    first trip through the Cavern of Earth) as this will be strong on the Lich, 
    doing ~250+.
    
    On your first turn, or turns (depending on Black Magic users) cast Temper and 
    Haste on your physical attackers.  Because of Lich's extremely high defense, 
    you will not be able to damage him well without those spells on.  You might 
    want to cast Protect on weaker members to recude the damage taken. Also, 
    equipping a Rune Blade on your attacker will add extra damage (or so it seems).
    
    Lich seems to prefer physical attacks, though he can cast a wide cariety of 
    spells which can be very strong. As long as he sticks with the physical 
    attacks, you will be fine, but you need to be really careful when he starts 
    casting, as that is when he is at his strongest.
    
    With a strong assault of Tempered/Hasted attacks and Firaga's, Lich should go 
    down in a few rounds.  Just make sure that you have strong cure spells ready 
    when necessary.
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    Boss  #7: Marilith
    Location: Mt. Gulg, B5
    Suggested Level: 28
    Status:
    HP: 1440     |  ATK: 40      |  ACC: 63       |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 24      |  INT: 32      |  EVA: 48       |  MDF: 183    |
    Gil: 3000    |  EXP: 2475    |  Treasure: Golden Apple
    
    Unlike what you might think by looking at her, Marilith is not weak to Ice 
    spells. She has rediculously high magic defense, and decently high physical 
    defense making her hard to damage as a whole. The easiest way to kill her off 
    is by debuffing her as best as possible by what spells you have, as unlike 
    most bosses, she is vulnerable to spells like Sleep, Confuse, and Silence. 
    Note that this is somewhat risky, as it is not 100% to land them, and can just 
    end up as a wasted turn on your part.  You can win the battle just as easily 
    without debuffing her, but it helps.
    
    On the first round of the battle, cast Temper and Haste on your attackers, and 
    if you learned the Protera spell in Crescent Lake (I suggest you do >.>;) cast 
    that. Like you might expect from her graphic, Marilith has extremely strong 
    physical attacks that can do upwards ~200-250 damage without Protect.  The 
    damage goes down to ~150 or so with Protect, which is much more survivable.  
    Heal with a Cura or Curaga after each attack, and try to keep over 250 HP each 
    round.  If you don't, Marilith might decide to get strong and one-hit your 
    characters.
    
    Fortunately, Marilith prefers her strong physical attacks to anything else, so 
    she will just atack one character over all of them most of the time.  This 
    makes her attacks more survivable.
    
    Physical attacks work much better on Marilith then do magical attacks. 
    Marilith is resistant to Fire and Lightning, so even a level 3 (the -ga type 
    spells) spells will only do around 100 damage. If you must attack with magic, 
    use Blizzara rather then Firaga or Thundaga. You should more focus on buffing 
    your main attackers attacks then using magical attacks to defeat Marilith.  A 
    strong physical attacker with Temper and Haste should do well over 400 a hit. 
    That should take Marilith down in a few rounds, as long as you can keep your 
    team alive.
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    Boss  #8: Evil Eye
    Location: The Cavern of Ice, B3
    Suggested Level: 30
    Status:
    HP: 162      |  ATK: 30      |  ACC: 42       |  DEF: 30     |
    AGI: 6       |  INT: 20      |  EVA: 12       |  MDF: 92     |
    Gil: 3225    |  EXP: 3225    |  Treasure: None
    
    While not really a true boss, the Evil Eye is still much stronger then a 
    normal monster in the area.  He guards the chest that contains the Levistone 
    in the Cavern of Ice, and you must kill him to get it. He has very little HP 
    and low stats, but its his spells are what make him strong. 
    
    The only threat from this monster is his wide spell variety and decent 
    defense.  With strong physical and magical attacks you should be able to take 
    him down before he ever gets an attack off on you though. You might (or 
    probably will) one hit him with a strong attack.
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    Boss  #9: Dragon Zombie
    Location: The Citadel of Trials, 3F
    Suggested Level: 33
    Status:
    HP: 268      |  ATK: 56      |  ACC: 67       |  DEF: 30     |
    AGI: 12      |  INT: 26      |  EVA: 24       |  MDF: 135    |
    Gil: 999     |  EXP: 2331    |  Treasure: Megalixir
    
    Much like the Evil Eye, this is not truly a boss, but a strong enemy that 
    guards the Treasure Chest containing the Rat's Tail. Also like the Evil Eye, 
    you should not have too much trouble with these monsters.
    
    As their name implies, the Dragon -Zombies- are undead, and therefore and weak 
    against Fire and Dia spells.  On your first round cast the Firaga spell and 
    your strongest Dia type spell while your attackers do what they do best, 
    attack.  If this all out offensive does not kill them straight off, then they 
    will most certainly die the next round.  
    
    The Dragon Zombies are not strong physically, probably hitting as hard as the 
    normal monsters in the area. Luckily, they will die in so few attacks that 
    they will not get anything too strong off on you.
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    Boss  #10: Kraken
    Location: The Sunken Shrine, 1F
    Suggested Level: 38
    Status:
    HP: 1800     |  ATK: 50      |  ACC: 90       |  DEF: 60     |
    AGI: 42      |  INT: 32      |  EVA: 84       |  MDF: 160    |
    Gil: 5000    |  EXP: 4245    |  Treasure: Kikuichimonji
    
    Like most everything else was in The Sunken Shrine, Kraken has a definite 
    weakness towards Lightning spells. Though his defense is high, you should be 
    able to break it easily compared to Marilith's, even exploiting this one 
    weakness. 
    
    If you picked up the item "Giants Gloves" in the Sunken Shrine, then you have 
    a new way to buff your physical attacker.  This item casts the spell Saber on 
    the character who uses it.  So on the first round of battle while you are 
    buffing your main attackers with Haste and Temper, have one of your attackers 
    use the Giants Gloves (they are unlimited use items) which will add another 
    power up to their attack, as well as a bit off accuracy bonus (not that they 
    should need it). With all of these buffs and a good weapon, its possible to do 
    well over 1,000 damage per attack to Kraken on the second round of battle.
    
    Kraken tends to focus mainly on physical attacks, so spells like Protera help 
    a lot.  Cast that as soon as you can, on the first or second round, if 
    possible.  Krakens attacks, with Protect, do over ~150-180 damage.  He also 
    has the AOE attack Ink which tends to miss more often then it hits, so it is 
    not really a problem.
    
    The spell Thundaga should do over 400 damage to the Kraken.  If your White 
    Mage/Wizard (if you have one, that is) gets bored one turn, then select the 
    item "Gauntlets" from the item menu.  This item uses Thundara on all enemies 
    with no MP cost.  While it will not be as strong as a Black Mage/Wizards 
    Thundaga, any damage helps, eh?
    
    Heal anyone who gets below 250 HP, and this battle should be over before it 
    even starts fully.  
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    Boss  #11: Blue Dragon
    Location: Mirage Tower, 3F
    Suggested Level: 43
    Status:
    HP: 454      |  ATK: 92      |  ACC: 86       |  DEF: 20     |
    AGI: 48      |  INT: 28      |  EVA: 96       |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 2000    |  EXP: 3274    |  Treasure: None
    
    Like the Evil Eye and Dragon Zombie before it, this is not truly a real boss, 
    but rather a strong enemy that you need to kill before using the warp pad up 
    into Tiamat's domain. The Blue Dragon is quite a bit stronger then the normal 
    enemies in the area, but he is still low on HP and quite weak for a boss 
    monster.
    
    Magical attacks as well as physical work on the Blue Dragon.  Because his HP 
    is so low, you really do not need to power up your attacks with buffs.  That 
    just wastes time, as the battle will be over quickly enough as it is. Use 
    spells like Firaga or Blizzaga to do a lot of damage, and perhaps even one 
    hit.  The spell Flare is a bit pricy MP-wise at this level, unless you have 
    done the Lifespring Grotto and killed Atomos for a Judgment staff.  Note that 
    the Blue Dragon is a Lightning element and is strong towards Lightning based 
    spells.
    
    The Blue Dragon likes to use Thunderbolt.  This spell hits all members for 
    around 75 damage.  This is the most damaging of his attacks, and his only area 
    attack. His normal phyaical attack power is up the roof (92!) so be careful of 
    that.  I suggest casting Protera with your White Magic users (Red/White 
    Wizards) to reduce the damage he can do with those physical attacks.
    
    You -should- be able to kill him in the first round.  But be careful of those 
    physical attacks, they can be extremely dangerous on low level characters.
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    Boss  #12: Tiamat
    Location: Flying Fortress, 5F
    Suggested Level: 50
    Status:
    HP: 2400     |  ATK: 53      |  ACC: 80       |  DEF: 80     |
    AGI: 36      |  INT: 45      |  EVA: 72       |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 6000    |  EXP: 5496    |  Treasure: None
    
    There are two ways to defeat the mighty Tiamat.  The cheap way >.>; or the 
    real way. 
    
    If you want to try and win through the cheap way, Tiamat is weak to Stone 
    spells.  That means if you have a Black Wizard, you can cast the level 7 spell 
    Break on her (yes Tiamat is female) over and over again.  Eventually you can 
    get a one-hit kill from this method of killing her. This is a rather low 
    chance of working though, and I much prefer fighting the battle the normal 
    way. 
    
    Tiamat likes to use Thunderbolt on all of your members.  This spell is 
    Lightning based, and does around ~100-150 to all members. A timely Healara 
    cures that mess up, but be careful because Tiamat is quite fast and tends to 
    act before your members do.  Also, Tiamats physical attacks are quite powerful 
    as well, so keep your entire parties HP over 300 at all times.  Also, watch 
    your MP, its easy to forget about it after such a long trip through the Flying 
    Fortress. To reduce damage, you might want to cast Nulshock and Protera.
    
    Tiamat also has access to the ability Poison Gas. This spell is just another 
    one of her area attacks that hits all members for over 100 damage per hit. 
    With all of her area attacks at her disposal, you may find Tiamat prefers them 
    over her physical attacks.  Its just as well, as both are quite strong and 
    hard to defend against.
    
    Tiamat has high physical defense as well as magical defense.  She is hard to 
    attack no matter what, but with powered up physical attacks 
    (Temper/Haste/Giant's Gloves [Saber]) you will be able to break through her 
    defenses.  The spell Flare works as a good offense in this battle, if you 
    bought it in Lufenia.  Tiamat is strong to every other elemental spell 
    (Fire/Lightning/Ice) so if you do not have Flare, your Black Wizard is going 
    to be on secondary healing duty during this battle.
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    Boss  #13: Lich (Part 2)
    Location: Temple of Chaos, B1
    Suggested Level: 55
    Status:
    HP: 2800     |  ATK: 50      |  ACC: 64       |  DEF: 80     |
    AGI: 24      |  INT: 34      |  EVA: 48       |  MDF: 140    |
    Gil: 1       |  EXP: 2000    |  Treasure: None
    
    Lich has been much powered up since your last encounter with him in the Cavern 
    of the Earth.  Since this is technically the past, he is not yet as weakened 
    as he was in the form we fought him in originally.
    
    Lich has oddly weak physical attacks for a boss at this point. They are still 
    strong enough to finish off a weakened party member, but they are not whats 
    strong enough to kill you. As in the previous battle, Lich tends to use 
    magical attacks.  If you have the spell NulBlaze or the item Red Curtain you 
    might want to use it at the start to prevent damage from any spells he might 
    decide to cast on you. 
    
    If you picked up the Excalibur from Mt. Duergar, Lich will seem to have 
    extremely low defense.  With powered up physical attacks (Haste/Temper/Giants 
    Glove's [Saber]) you can slaughter him in 2-3 rounds with just physical 
    attacks alone. Don't cast many spells if you can avoid it, you still have a 
    long way to go in the Shrine, and you dont want to waste MP.
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    Boss  #14: Marilith (Part 2)
    Location: Temple of Chaos, B2
    Suggested Level: 55
    Status:
    HP: 3200     |  ATK: 60      |  ACC: 63       |  DEF: 80     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 41      |  EVA: 60       |  MDF: 183    |
    Gil: 1       |  EXP: 2000    |  Treasure: None
    
    The battle with the original Marilith is only slightly harder then the battle 
    with the Lich. Marilith has more HP then the Lich, and higher stats, but do 
    not let that fool you.  With good gear, Marilith is still not too much of a 
    chellenge.
    
    The first thing to remember during this battle is to try to conserve MP.  Do 
    not go crazy nuking on the boss.  She is easy for a reason, and is just meant 
    to distract you from your main target.  Also note that Marilith is no longer 
    weak to spells such as Sleep or Paralyze. Confuse works though, and if it 
    lands (big, -if- there) then she might attack herself. You need to kill her 
    the old fashioned way this time.
    
    Marilith has strong physical attacks, so use Protera as soon as you can. If 
    you have MP to spare, cast Invisra too. Her attacks will do well over 150 to 
    even a fully equipped Warrior, so be careful. Keep your HP over 400 at all 
    times. Marilith also uses the Firaga spell, which hits all members for around 
    ~100 damage.  This is more of an annoyance, since you want conserve MP.  If 
    possible, try to cure this with the Healing Staff instead of Healara, but do 
    not hesitate to cure when necessary. Nulblaze or Red Curtains work to dimish 
    fire type damage from these spells as well.
    
    Strong physical attacks are the key to taking Marilith down.  Especially with 
    the Excalibur, her defense will seem quite low to you now.  
    Temper/Haste/Giant's Gloves (Saber) on your main attackers, and save your MP 
    as much as possible, I dont know how much to stress that. 
    
    Note that if you do choose to use magical attacks (in such a case that you 
    brough a large amount of Ethers into the final dungeon with you) that Marilith 
    is strong to Fire, Ice, and Lightning.  Flare works though, so use that if you 
    must.  
    
    As long as you keep your HP and MP up, Marilith falls quickly.
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    Boss  #15: Kraken (Part 2)
    Location: Temple of Chaos, B3
    Suggested Level: 55
    Status:
    HP: 3600     |  ATK: 60      |  ACC: 114      |  DEF: 80     |
    AGI: 49      |  INT: 41      |  EVA: 98       |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 1       |  EXP: 2000    |  Treasure: Eye Drops
    
    Unlike the first battle, Kraken is no longer weak to Lightning type spells. 
    Like the first battle though, Kraken prefers to sue physical attacks over 
    anything else.
    
    Prepare for this battle by casting Protera on the first round.  If you have 
    another White Magic user, cast Invisra as well to try to reduce the total 
    damage done to your party from Krakens attacks. On a mage type character, 
    Krakens attacks can do well over 300 damage. Keep your HP over 500 at all 
    times, and heal after each attack, but try to use items instead of MP (still). 
    Luckily Krakens attacks are mostly single target so you only need to worry 
    about curing one person at a time, even if it will be with high level items or 
    cure spells. Kraken still has access to his Ink ability which has the ability 
    to blind every member of your party. But thats no threat (well, not too much) 
    because it does not do much damage.  If it hits a physical attacker, use Eye 
    Drops (or the White Magic spell Blindna) as soon as you can.
    
    As always, try to finish this battle with strong, powered up physical attacks. 
    Haste/Temper/Giant's Gloves (Saber) on Kraken work well.  Kraken has a 
    strength towards Fire magics, though no resistance to Ice or Lightning.  If 
    you are going to cast anything, cast Thundaga or Blizzaga.  Try not to use 
    Flare because of its high MP cost. 
    
    Kraken may take a few rounds more then the other bosses to defeat because of 
    his higher HP.  But with good gear it still should not take too long.  Thats 
    the goal, to get through these as quickly as you can and get to the final 
    enemy to save the world.
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    Boss  #16: Tiamat (Part 2)
    Location: Temple of Chaos, B4
    Suggested Level: 55
    Status:
    HP: 5500     |  ATK: 75      |  ACC: 85       |  DEF: 90     |
    AGI: 45      |  INT: 38      |  EVA: 90       |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 1       |  EXP: 2000    |  Treasure: Rune Staff
    
    A step up in difficulty from the other four Fiends, Tiamat has much higher 
    stats and HP.  She also no longer is weak towards Break, so you can not one-
    hit her this time.
    
    This time, you should use your MP, but only if you have the Ether's to 
    replenish it. The final boss is next so feel free to go all out on Tiamat if 
    you feel you will be suitably prepared for the next boss if you do so.
    
    Tiamat is quite fast this time around, and much more powerful.  Her physical 
    attacks will do about 300 damage to a fully equipped mage, so use Protera and 
    Invisra is possible, as soon as you can. Tiamat still has access to her area 
    attacks.  Thunderbolt is still quite weak, doing about ~100-120 to all 
    members.  Nulshock can help reduce the damage of this spell if she is using it 
    often. Poison Gas does about ~100 to all members as well. Make sure to use 
    Healara (or a Healing Staff, if you do not have a White Wizard) after each 
    area of effect spell. Try not to let your HP fall below 400.
    
    Tiamat also has access to Scourge. This spell has the ability to instantly 
    kill every member of your battle party.  Cast NulDeath if you have it (I 
    suggest that you get it for the optional dungeons, if you do not have it now) 
    and hope it misses. "Protect Rings" will help you stop instant death 
    abilities. If you have 4, equip them on all members you can. If someone does 
    happen to be hit by the spell, raise them as soon as you can, hopefully with 
    Full-Life (if possible).
    
    Tiamat has higher defense then the other four Fiends but its still not 
    intensely high.  Because of her high HP and defense she will take longer to 
    defeat.  The spell Flare works well on her. Well, as well as any black magic 
    spell works on a boss end-game. Buffed up physical attacks with Temper/Haste 
    and the Giants Gloves will kill her, but it will still take a bit longer then 
    the other fiends. Just remember that if you do not have the MP or items to 
    spare, do not go all out in this battle.
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    Boss  #17: Final Boss
    Location: Temple of Chaos, B5
    Suggested Level: 60
    Status:
    HP: 20000    |  ATK: 170     |  ACC: 200      |  DEF: 100    |
    AGI: 50      |  INT: 40      |  EVA: 100      |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: None
    
    The time for the final battle has come! I wont say the name of the final boss 
    here, to prevent anyone being spoiled, so whenever I name the final boss, Ill 
    just use the term final boss. 
    
    If you look up, the final boss has rediculous stats.  High HP, attack, 
    defense.  His magic defense is average/low though, if thats any compensation 
    to anything.
    
    If possible, you might want to cast NulAll at the very start of the battle. 
    This is a rather slow process, casting it on all 4 members though, so you 
    might want to just use NulBlaze, NulShock, and NulFrost all together. This 
    will lower the damage from the final bosses magical type attacks.
    
    Lets start off simply >.>; you will need to heal every round.  The final 
    bosses physical attacks will do ~400+ damage.  This is half of maxed HP total, 
    so even with everyone at 999 HP, he will be powerful.  Protera is a must, and 
    Invisra helps as well. Curaga after each physical attack, and do your best to 
    keep everyone at full HP every round.  Its difficult sometimes, but use items 
    too.
    
    The final boss also has access to all sorts of level 3 
    Blizzaga/Firaga/Thundaga spells.  These spells do anywhere from ~100-200 
    damage to all members.  While these are the weakest of his attacks, you should 
    still be careful of them.  Heal with a Healara (or, with no White Wizard, use 
    Cura and have someone secondary heal when necessary) after each -ga type 
    spell. He also has access to instant kill spells like Earthquake, which can 
    potentially kill all members of your party in a single attack.  Luckily spells 
    like this have very low hit rates and will probably always miss. Just in case, 
    you might want to use "Protect Ring" to protect against instant death.
    
    The final boss can also use personal elemental spells as well.  These spells 
    include Blaze, Cyclone, and Tsunami. These spells do from ~100-300, depending 
    on the character, spell and level.  Once again, heal everyone after he uses 
    these area attacks. If you keep everyone over 500 HP at all times, you should 
    not have too much trouble surviving.
    
    Ever so often, the final boss uses spells like Slowra. Its not often though, 
    and much of the time they do not hit.  Use a Remedy to cure the status, if it 
    is one that can be cured by items. These spells are the least threat the boss 
    poses.
    
    So >.>; how do we take down the monstrosity?  Well, the same way we took down 
    every other boss before this^^.  Powered up physical attacks with 
    Haste/Temper/Giant's Gloves work to do over 1,000 damage a hit to the final 
    boss. Flare is a Black Wizards best offense on the final boss, but it only 
    does around 500-600 per casting.
    
    Keeping your physical attackers alive might be a bit difficult.  They tend to 
    take about twice as much damage from spells that your mages do.  Remember not 
    to let anyone get below 500-600 HP in case something bad comes up. Also, if a 
    physical attacker dies, remember that you need to recast your buffs on them.  
    You might need to stop your attack for a few rounds if someone dies to get on 
    the recovery.
    
    As long as you are capable of healing each round this battle is survivable.  
    Just make sure to watch your MP, especially your healers.  If your healer runs 
    out of MP then this battle can become very dangerous indeed.
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    There are many Optional Bosses in Final Fantasy I: Dawn of the Souls. This 
    section mainly consists of the bosses that are located in the Shrines, which 
    are:
    
    Earthgift Shrine (Earth)
    Hellfire Shrine (Fire)
    Lifespring Grotto (Water)
    Whisperwind Cove (Wind)
    
    You gain access to the Shrines as soon as you defeat the corresponding Fiend 
    of Element.  I dont suggest trying to take on the Shrines at that point 
    though.  I would wait until at least level 50, though its possible to do it 
    before then.  My first run through Lifespring Grotto (the first Shrine I ever 
    did) I did right after I defeated the Kraken, which was around level 45. 
    
    The strongest bosses in the Shrines should not be attempted until 70+, and 
    even 70 is a bit risky. 
    
    Note:  I like to do these bosses at as low of level as possible, so I can 
    write the strategy when the fights are truly difficult, rather then when they 
    are easy.  You might choose to do them earlier or leater then I do, and that 
    is up to you.
    
    Boss List:
    
    Earthgift Shrine (Final Fantasy III?):
    FFI Optional Boss  1: 2-Headed Dragon
    FFI Optional Boss  2: Ahriman
    FFI Optional Boss  3: Cerberus
    FFI Optional Boss  4: Echidna
    
    Hellfire Chasm (Final Fantasy IV):
    FFI Optional Boss  5: Scarmiglione
    FFI Optional Boss  6: Cagnazzo
    FFI Optional Boss  7: Barbariccia
    FFI Optional Boss  8: Rubicante
    
    Lifespring Grotto (Final Fantasy V):
    FFI Optional Boss  9: Gilgamesh
    FFI Optional Boss 10: Atomos
    FFI Optional Boss 11: Omega
    FFI Optional Boss 12: Shinryu
    
    Whisperwind Cove (Final Fantasy VI):
    FFI Optional Boss 13: Typhon
    FFI Optional Boss 14: Orthros
    FFI Optional Boss 15: Phantom Train
    FFI Optional Boss 16: Doom Gaze
    
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    FFI Optional Boss 1: 2-Headed Dragon
    Location: Earthgift Shrine, B5
    Suggested Level: 40+
    Status:
    HP: 4500     |  ATK: 60      |  ACC: 50       |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 10      |  EVA: 30       |  MDF: 50     |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Bard's Tunic
    
    The 2-Headed Dragon is in the top left corner of Earthgift Shrine's Boss room.
    
    As in the normal game, you want to buff up on the first few rounds with Haste, 
    Temper, and the Giant's Gloves (Saber) combination.  This will allow you to 
    pierce through the boss's defense no matter what level you are, and if you are 
    high enough level with good gear, you will probably even be able to one hit 
    him.
    
    The 2-Headed Dragon hits for around ~150-200 at lower levels, which is not too 
    hard. He tends to prefer physical attacks over magical attacks, so use spells 
    like Protera and Invisra to reduce the total amount of damage you take.  
    Because they are mainly single target atacks, you shouldn't need to worry too 
    much about healing unless a member gets under 250 HP.
    
    He has low magic defense, but he is resietant to every element, so magic 
    attacks do not work the best on him. If you are doing this battle at a low 
    level, magic attack will be pretty much useless, doing around ~150 damage. Non-
    elemental spells work (such as Flare) though.
    
    If you keep up with the strong physical assault that Tempered/Hasted/Sabered 
    you shouldn't have any trouble, but remember to keep your HP high, as the 2-
    Headed Dragon has a high number of attacks (5+ at times).
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    FFI Optional Boss 2: Ahriman
    Location: Earthgift Shrine, B5
    Suggested Level: 40+
    Status:
    HP: 5000     |  ATK: 60      |  ACC: 65       |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 50      |  EVA: 25       |  MDF: 100    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Dry Ether
    
    The Ahriman is in the top right corner of the Earthgift Shrine's Boss room.
    
    Be careful, the Ahriman is the strongest boss in the Earthgift Shrine.
    
    The Ahriman uses Earthquake, which has the ability to instantly kill all of 
    your members, but most of the time it will miss.  If it does hit, revive the 
    character (usually it wont hit more then one) immediately before he uses it 
    again. A White Wizard with the Full-Life spell is nice for this. Also, 
    the "Protect Ring" which protects against instant death helps a lot. Other 
    then this attack, Ahriman's physical attacks are pitifully weak, doing less 
    then 100 per hit (they usually do less then 60, actually). Even though his 
    physical attacks are weak its not that you need to worry about.
    
    You really need to worry about his Blaze ability.  This spell usually does 
    ~200-300 to all members.  This is his strongest ability, and his ability he 
    uses least often, luckily.  Make sure you have some heavy healing after each 
    use of this, especially on your weaker characters. Healaga should do the 
    trick, but if you do not have a White Wizard then use Curaga and items.  He 
    also has access to Icestorm, which does about the same amount of damage (~200-
    300) to all members.  Once again, Healaga does the trick, or a few Curagas.  
    Make sure to stay above 300 HP at all times, as you never know when he is 
    going to use these abilities.
    
    As always, use Temper/Saber/Haste on your first rounds with your Black Magic 
    users and your Giants Gloves to power up your attacks.  Ahriman is resistant 
    to all elemental spells, so spells do not work too well against him.  Physical 
    attacks take him down quickly, probably in only a few rounds.  If you're 
    strong enough he will not live long enough for you to see spells like Blaze 
    and Earthquake.
    
    The Ahriman likes to use spells like Cura to cure himself, but thats only for 
    about 180 or so.  If your attack is high enough, that will not mean much. You 
    should be able to do more damage then that with an unbuffed physical attack, 
    or a spell from a Black Wizard (which are quite weak in this battle).
    
    As long as you keep your HP above 300 the Ahriman is not a difficult foe.  
    Also, if you do not have a White Wizard you may need to have someone other 
    then your main healer (whomever that may be) cure after a Blaze or Icestorm 
    attack if you are low level.
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    FFI Optional Boss 3: Cerberus
    Location: Earthgift Shrine, B5
    Suggested Level: 40+
    Status:
    HP: 4000     |  ATK: 40      |  ACC: 60       |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 50      |  INT: 40      |  EVA: 50       |  MDF: 60     |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Kotetsu
    
    The Cerberus is located at the lower left hand corner or the Earthgift Shrine 
    Boss room.
    
    Cerberus likes to use the AOE spell Thunderbolt, which hits all 4 of your 
    members.  This spell damage ranges from ~150-250.  If you have it, Nulshock is 
    nice to help reduce damage.  Keep ypur HP over 300 at all times to prevent 
    deaths.  He seems to prefer using this spell over his physical attacks, so 
    your healer might spend more time healing then anything else. Cerberus's 
    physical attacks are rather weak and not much to worry about.
    
    Note that like most other bosses in the Earthgift Shrine that Cerberus is 
    strong versus all magic types and takes very little damage from magic.  
    Therefore, it is better for any Black Wizards you might have to focus more of 
    buffing your other members then to attack.  Their attacks will be near 
    worthless, doing only around ~200 with elemental spells.
    
    At the start of the battle, as always, use Protera, Temper, Haste, and the 
    Giants Gloves on your main attacker(s). Because of his low HP, this full 
    assault will allow you to kill off the Cerberus quickly. Attack constantly and 
    as long as your attacks don't die, Cerberus falls quickly.  Cerberus is 
    probably the easiest boss in the Earthgift Shrine.
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    FFI Optional Boss 4: Echidna
    Location: Earthgift Shrine, B5
    Suggested Level: 40+
    Status:
    HP: 4800     |  ATK: 50      |  ACC: 50       |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 30      |  EVA: 1        |  MDF: 70     |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: X-Potion
    
    Echidna is in the bottom right corner of the Earthgift Shrine's Boss room.
    
    Echidna, like the Ahriman uses the Earthquake spell. Earthquake has the 
    ability to instantly kill every member of your battle party. "Protect Rings" 
    can help you against this spell. Also like the Ahriman, Earthquake naturally 
    misses most of the time, even without rings.  Ahirman's seems to hit more 
    often then the Echidna's does, though.  Unless you are very low levelled 
    (below 40) you should not have to worry too much about this spell.  If it does 
    happen to hit someone, raise that persom immediately.  if you can, with Full-
    Life.  If not, with a normal Life spell or a Phoenix Down.
    
    Like every other boss in the Earthgift Shrine, magical attacks are severely 
    resisted by the Echidna.  He is strong vs all elements, and therefore it is 
    hard to damage him with magic.  Physical attacks are the way to go.  
    Temper/Haste/Saber (Giatns Gloves) will allow you to break through Echidna's 
    defense, which seems to be the highest of all the bosses in the Earthgift 
    Shrine. 
    
    You don't really need to worry too much about Protera in this battle. The 
    Echidna tends to use Earthquake over and over and over, only sometimes 
    stopping to use a physical attack.  As long as you can keep your members alive 
    from each successive Earthquake you don't need to worry about his physical 
    attacks that much.
    
    If any of your attackers get killed from Earthquake, revive them immediately.  
    Remember to recast Temper/Haste/Saber before they start fully attacking as 
    well. Physical attackers tend to be the most likely canidates to die in a 
    casting of Earthquake.
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    FFI Optional Boss 5: Scarmilglione
    Location: Hellfire Chasm, B5
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status (Set 1):
    HP: 4000     |  ATK: 19      |  ACC: 50       |  DEF: 10     |
    AGI: 10      |  INT: 160     |  EVA: 10       |  MDF: 140    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: None
    
    Status (Set 2):
    HP: 7046     |  ATK: 46      |  ACC: 40       |  DEF: 20     |
    AGI: 10      |  INT: 100     |  EVA: 10       |  MDF: 140    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Lunar Curtain
    
    If you have played Final Fantasy IV, this battle will be somewhat familiar to 
    you. Like the battle in Final Fantasy IV, he has two forms.  The first form is 
    only a prelude for the real battle which is his true form.
    
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    Scarmiglione in his first form is somewhat weak.  He has a very low attack 
    power, and surprisingly low HP for a boss.  There is no reason to use Protera, 
    as Scarmiglion only uses magical attacks.
    
    His magical attacks are the only real threat he poses, and they only do 
    slightly over ~100-150 each. They are only level one spells though, and only 
    target one member at a time.  Try to keep your HP as high as possible during 
    this part, as well as sparing as much MP as you can.  You still have a second 
    part to this battle to fight.
    
    Try to use items to keep your HP up if you can, as you still have 5 more 
    floors until the very bottom of the Chasm as well as the rest of this battle 
    to finish.  Because Scarmiglione tends to use Lightning spells only, Nulshock 
    works to reduce damage.
    
    Use strong physical attacks and the first form of Scarmiglione should fall in 
    a short while. try to take him down in as fast of while as you possibly can, 
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    Scarmiglione's second form is much stronger then his first form.  It has 
    double the HP and much higher attack power. Unfortunately, your buffs from the 
    first form of the battle do not carry over to this battle.  You will need to 
    recast Haste, Temper, Saber (Giants Gloves) on all of your physical attackers.
    
    Scarmiglione is technically undead (you killed his first form >.>; and 
    therefore he comes back undead) so he is weak to fire and Dia type spells.  
    Firaga and Diaja work well, as does Holy, if you are willing to use the MP on 
    those spells.  I suggest using not too many attack type spells unless you have 
    plenty of Ethers on you, or unless you want to exit the Chasm at this point.  
    If you are planning to go forward to either of the latter two bosses at the 
    end, then you should try to conserve the amount of MP you use.
    
    Scarmiglione's strongest attack is called Poison Gas.  This attack does 350+ 
    to all members.  Unless all members' base HP is above 400, I do not suggest 
    attempting this battle. This move can easily one hit a low level Black 
    Wizard.  Also, keep your HP over 500 at all times in case he wants to use it. 
    A timely casting of Healaga remidies the Poison Gas, but make sure you heal to 
    full after each Poison Gas. Luckily, Scarmiglione does not use this move too 
    often, unless he is at low HP.
    
    Magical attacks do not work too well against Scarmiglione.  He has high magic 
    defense, even against spells he is weak against (Dia and Fire types).  Powered 
    up physical attacks are the way to go.
    
    Scarmiglione's physical attacks are nothing to worry about.  They are weak 
    compared to everything else he has in his arsenal.  As long as you keep your 
    HP up, theres not a whole lot Scarmiglione can do to stop you, other then 
    Poison gas >.>;.
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    FFI Optional Boss 6: Cagnazzo
    Location: Hellfire Chasm, B5
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status:
    HP: 7968     |  ATK: 44      |  ACC: 80       |  DEF: 20     |
    AGI: 20      |  INT: 55      |  EVA: 5        |  MDF: 180    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Light Curtain
    
    Unlike Final Fantasy IV, Cagnazzo does not go into his shell, or have a water 
    barrier of doom.  His doom will come without warning, and most likely every 
    turn.
    
    Cagnazzo likes to use his special ability, Tsunami, almost every turn.  He is 
    very very dangerous because of this.  Tsunami is an area attack that does 250+ 
    to all party members.  Cagnazzo also likes to cast Haste on himself and attack 
    physically for quite a bit more damage then he would normally.  With Haste on, 
    his normal attacks will do upwards 250 damage a hit, so if possible, Dispel 
    Haste with a White Wizard. 
    
    Cagnazzo is one of the only monsters end-game that magic works decently on.  
    He is weak to Thunder type spells, so cast Thundaga over and over on him to do 
    decent damage (around 500 per casting).  If your healer does not have anything 
    to do for a round, have him/her use the Gauntlets item to use a cost free 
    Thundara spell.
    
    As always, cast Temper/Haste/Saber (Giants Gloves) on your main attackers.  
    Cagnazzo is not strong defensivelly and you can pummel him quite easily. To be 
    on the safe side though, you might want to have your healer cast Healara (or 
    use a Healing Staff if you have no White Wizard) each turn, in case Cagnazzo 
    decides to cast Tsunami when you least expect it.
    
    Also, ever so often Cagnazzo will start spamming Curaga spells when he is 
    close to death.  Curaga heals him for around 400 HP. Thats not a whole lot, 
    but its enough to be a minor annoyance. Just keep up the constant attack at 
    this point and Cagnazzo falls under your wrath.
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    FFI Optional Boss 7: Barbariccia
    Location: Hellfire Chasm, B10
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status:
    HP: 12954    |  ATK: 88      |  ACC: 100      |  DEF: 10     |
    AGI: 60      |  INT: 60      |  EVA: 60       |  MDF: 190    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Braveheart
    
    Unlike in Final Fantasy IV, Barbariccia will not cover herself in her 'hair'. 
    You are free to full attack her at will.
    
    Barbariccia has a few main attacks.  She tends to use Ray quite often, which 
    will miss much more often then it will hit (if it hits at all).  Her physical 
    attack power is very strong, and can do over ~250, though her defense is 
    moderately low. She takes a lot of damage from physical attacks, which, as 
    always, will be your main form of attack.
    
    Her most devastating ability of all is Cyclone.  This attack hits all members 
    of your party for ~300+ points of damage. Throw a strong healing spell (such 
    as Healaga) out on all members as quickly as you can after Barbariccia uses 
    this spell.
    
    Strengthen your characters physical attacks with Temper, Haste, and Saber with 
    the Giants Gloves.  Magical attacks do not work too well on Barbariccia, as 
    her magical defense is high.  You might try to cast some status spells on her, 
    as she is not resiliant to everything as most bosses are (that is, if you have 
    the time). Also note that Barbarriccia is strong to Lightning spells, so they 
    will be practically worthless on her.  
    
    Barbarriccia has amazingly low defense.  Because of this she takes damage 
    quite a bit more quickly then it seems possible.
    
    Keep all members HP as close to max as possible.  Barbariccia is very fast and 
    will probably attack before you, and you never know when she will use two 
    Cyclones in a row (pray that she does not). If you are low levelled or even 
    mid levelled, expect to have some members die.  Raise characters with Full-
    Life if possible, and keep up your assault. Also, watch your MP.  The 10 
    floors to the bottom of the Chasm might have taken more MP then you have 
    realised, and if you run out at a crucial time, that would be very, very bad.
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    FFI Optional Boss 8: Rubicante
    Location: Hellfire Chasm, B10
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status:
    HP: 15000    |  ATK: 88      |  ACC: 150      |  DEF: 40     |
    AGI: 50      |  INT: 65      |  EVA: 30       |  MDF: 220    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Kikuichimonji
    
    Unlike Final Fantasy IV, Rubicante does not open or close with his cloak.  He 
    will keep it closed the entire battle.  He also does not absorb any elemental 
    magic, so feel free to attack him with magic in any manner you wish.  
    
    Rubicante is strong no matter how he attacks. Rubicante's single target fire 
    attacks (Scorch) do 200+ to a single member. His physical attacks a force to 
    be reckoned with as well, so make sure you cast Protera as soon as you are 
    able to. Even with protera they will probably do over 250 a hit, so keep your 
    HP up. 
    
    Rubicante also uses Firaga, which does ~150-200 to all members of your party. 
    He also has the weaker Fira which does slightly less to all members. After any 
    of his attacks, make sure you heal the member(s) affected.  Rubicante can be 
    very dangerous when your party is on the recovery after someone dies. If 
    anyone has the spell Nulblaze, try to use that as it will help.  Also the item 
    Red Curtain causes this effect as well. 
    
    Rubicante has high defense, so even with physical attacks powered up with 
    Temper/Haste and the Giants Gloves you will find yourself doing less then 
    normal damage.  Magic is very weak on Rubicante, even Blizzard spells, which 
    you would assume to be his weakness. Actually, he is strong versus Blizzard 
    magics. Use Thundaga or Flare attack spells against him, as they will do more 
    damage.
    
    Be prepared for a long battle. Rubicante has high HP and defense, as well as 
    strong attacks.  As long as you heal every round, and watch your MP though, 
    you should not have any issues.  You might want to equip your Flame Mails, if 
    you are willing to lower your physical defense for fire defense (that is, if 
    hes spamming more spells then he is attacks). 
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    FFI Optional Boss 9: Gilgamesh
    Location: Lifespring Grotto, B5
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status:
    HP: 8888     |  ATK: 70      |  ACC: 110      |  DEF: 50     |
    AGI: 20      |  INT: 20      |  EVA: 10       |  MDF: 220    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Genji Gloves
    
    This battle plays out very much like one of the earlier Gilgamesh battles in 
    Final Fantasy V. He attacks with mainly very very strong physical attacks, and 
    has the ever entertaining Excalipur attack.
    
    On the first round, make sure you cast Protera.  Gilgamesh's physical attacks 
    are brutal no matter what level you are.  At low levels they can do over 350 
    to a single character. If he gets enough hits off and gets a critical though, 
    he can do well over 600+ to a low defense mage. Luckily, there is always a 
    chance that Gilgamesh will use the Excalipur attack which does 1 damage to the 
    targeted character. Hopefully he uses Excalipur more often then he uses 
    Excalibur, though it seems quite random. You might want to cast Invisra to 
    help reduce damage as well. Fortunately, Gilgamesh rarely uses his area 
    attacks, and focuses on his strong physical attacks. His only area attack, 
    Wind Slash, does around 100 damage to every character.  That is by far his 
    weakest attack and you should actually be greatful when he uses it.
    
    Gilgamesh sometimes buffs himself up.  Protect is among one of the most 
    annoying spells he can cast, as it lowers the damage you do to him 
    considerably.  If you have Dispel, use it as soon as you can so you can 
    continue damaging him effectively.
    
    As always, use Temper/Haste/Giants Gloves to Saber up your physical attackers. 
    Magic attacks work decently in this battle, though not the best. Flare puts a 
    nice 500 or so damage onto Gilgamesh.
    
    Near the end of his HP, Gilgamesh seems to power up quite a bit.  His physical 
    attacks hit for more damage and he attacks with them more often.  If your HP 
    are not at max low level characters will most definitely be one hit.  I've 
    seen even Knights take over 500+ damage at level 50 from Gilgamesh at this 
    point.  Wizard types will take quite a bit more. But at the point he is close 
    to death he is easy to kill and you should have no problems unless more people 
    then you can handle die off.
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    FFI Optional Boss 10: Atomos
    Location: Lifespring Grotto, B10
    Suggested Level: 45+ (50+ suggested)
    Status:
    HP: 13000    |  ATK: 50      |  ACC: 80       |  DEF: 70     |
    AGI: 10      |  INT: 130     |  EVA: 10       |  MDF: 200    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Judgment Staff
    
    In Final Fantasy V Atomos was just a normal boss, but in my opinion, was 
    always one of the most annoying in Final Fantasy history.  Luckily, unlike 
    Final Fantasy V he does not suck up your characters, but he can still 
    instantly kill them with his standard Wormhole attack.
    
    Atomos has a few main forms of attack.  He has Wormhole, a simplified version 
    of his original suck-up attack from Final Fantasy V.  This attack is an 
    instant kill move if it hits, though it only works on one character at a time. 
    Luickily, like most death spells, this does not hit too often, and can be 
    prevented with items like the "Protect Ring". Atomos also prefers the spell 
    Firaga, which is a nasty spell that does around ~200-400 to all members.  His 
    physical attacks are not too strong (for a boss) doing about ~100-150 a hit 
    with Protera cast.
    
    Make sure you raise someone the turn they die (if they die).  Atomos can start 
    using Wormhole or Firaga over and over and things can start getting brutal for 
    your party. A timely casting of Healaga helps after a Firaga spell if you have 
    a White Wizard/Mage. If not, cast Curaga and use potions with other characters 
    when needed and try to stay over 500 HP on all characters.
    
    Magical attacks work decently well against Atomos.  Stick with Flare though, 
    as it will do the most (500+ most of the time). Physical attacks work 
    defenctly as well, though Atomos has rather high defense and takes a bit less 
    damage then a normal boss.
    
    On your first few rounds, buff up like normal with Protera and 
    Haste/Temper/Giants Gloves on your attackers.  If you have the spell Nulblaze 
    you might want to use it to lower the damage from Firaga spells.  Nuldeath 
    also works, if you find yourself being hit with Wormhole more often then not.
    
    Atomos has decently high HP, so if you are low levelled expect this battle to 
    take a while.  Attack with buffed up physical attacks and spells like Flare 
    while keeping your party very healthy (500+) HP and Atomos should fall in 
    time.  Just make sure to have the Life spell ready!
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    FFI Optional Boss 11: Omega
    Location: Lifespring Grotto, B20
    Suggested Level: 70+
    Status:
    HP: 35000    |  ATK: 115     |  ACC: 200      |  DEF: 190    |
    AGI: 76      |  INT: 40      |  EVA: 95       |  MDF: 220    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Murasame
    
    Like Final Fantasy V, like Dawn of the Souls.  Omega and Shinryu were the 
    hardest monsters in V, and Omega and Shrinyu are the hardest monsters in Dawn 
    of the Souls.
    
    Omega has the highest defense of any boss in the entire game.  At a whopping 
    190 it will be extremely hard for you to damage him with physical attacks, 
    even powered up with Haste, Temper, and Saber. This will probably be one of 
    the longest battles you have fought in this game as well, since you must rely 
    on magic as a primary form of offense to take down Omega's 30000+ HP.
    
    Make sure one person is always healing per round, whether it is a White Wizard 
    casting Healara/Healaga or someone using the Rune Staff.  Even if your party 
    is at full HP at the last round, you never know when Omega can give off his 
    ultimate attack and devastate your party. Wave Cannon does 300+ to all members 
    of your party. Omega has very strong physical attacks as well, so cast Protera 
    whenever you have time.  They will easily one-hit a lower (70 or below) Black 
    Wizard with good gear.  They normally do around ~500-600, depending on your 
    level. Invisra helps a lot as well.
    
    Note: Personally, I find this battle quite difficult with no White Wizard, as 
    Healara from the Rune Staff is definitely not strong enough to keep Omega's 
    damage at bay. If you have no White Wizard, I suggest having two Rune Staves 
    and having two people use them each round. Then you should use Tempered up 
    physical attacks, or Thundaga each round to kill Omega off. Pretty much the 
    same as I said above >.>;
    
    Omega has access to the spell Earthquake, which can instantly kill all party 
    members if it hits.  Equip the "Protect Ring" as always to prevent an instant 
    death. If it hits anyone revive them the turn after they die and try to time 
    it so you can cure them that same round (with characters with lower speed 
    acting to use items).
    
    Also, prepare for Omega to get the first attack every round.  He cheats a lot 
    like that >.>; Fair warning.  
    
    As with most battles late game, your magic power is severely dimished on 
    bosses.  Even Thundaga (the bosses weakness) will only do ~600-700 per 
    casting.  Because of Omegas 190 defense physical attacks will be practically 
    worthless unless you use multiple rounds of the spell Temper on them.  Keep 
    casting Temper over and over on a single physical attacker and eventually you 
    will start doing decent damage to Omega. This will take 5+ rounds of Temper 
    casting to start doing decent damage though.  Thats kinda a waste if you only 
    have one Black Magic user, and so you have to decide which form of attack you 
    want. You can either have the slow and steady form of attack with Thundaga 
    which works every round, or you can work up to being powerful with Tempering a 
    single characters Physical attacks every round. 
    
    Note that if one character dies, it becomes extremely difficult to win this 
    battle.  Especially with no Full-Life.  If you have a Full-Life, and can get 
    it off it is still possible.  But when someone dies, Omega likes to start 
    using Wave Cannon like crazy, and the character you keep reviving will just 
    die over and over again, and you will be unable to cure your party members as 
    well as you are one member down trying to revive someone.  So at all costs, 
    try and keep people from dying! 
    
    As long as all members are kept at maximum HP and someone is curing each round 
    there shouldn't be an issue to winning.  But do not get cocky and not cure 
    every round, as thats when Omega will win.
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    FFI Optional Boss 12: Shrinyu
    Location: Lifespring Grotto, B20
    Suggested Level: 70+
    Status:
    HP: 35000    |  ATK: 220     |  ACC: 200      |  DEF: 60     |
    AGI: 87      |  INT: 70      |  EVA: 20       |  MDF: 220    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Ragnarok
    
    If you played Final Fantasy V, he was the hardest monster in the game to 
    defeat there.  In this game he is toned down quite a bit, but he is still 
    harder then most every other monster in the game, not counting Omega. I 
    suggest waiting until after you have completely gotten through the Whisperwind 
    Cove before taking on this boss.  That way you will have the levels and gear 
    to effectively kill Shrinryu.
    
    The first thing you should look at are Shrinyu's stats.  His base defense is 
    very low, but his attack is very very very high, as his is accuracy (so he 
    will hit more often then not). He also has a massive 35000 HP.  A level 70 
    party will probably have trouble with this boss, so you might even want to 
    wait until level 80.
    
    Theres a very simple but effective strategy to killing Shrinyu.  Every round 
    you need to have two people casting Healara or higher.  The best way to do 
    this is to have a Rune Staff (or two, or three >.>;). Because Shrinyu uses 
    very strong area attacks over and over again, and even healaga is not strong 
    enough to cure the damage completely, you need someone else to help with the 
    healing.  Without two people healing, you will have some issues staying alive 
    during this battle.
    
    Note: You get a Rune Staff from the boss Orthros with a 100% drop rate on 
    floor B20 of the Whisperwind Cove.  You can also get one from Tiamat on B4 of 
    the Temple of Chaos (past). Tiamats has a bad drop rate, though.
    
    Simply put, dedicate two characters to healing each round.  If you do not have 
    a White Wizard, you -need- two Rune Staves. With a White Wizard you need an 
    additional Rune Stave to help with the extra damage.  Cast Healaga every round 
    (no matter what) start from the first round of battle, and have a second 
    character of your choosing use the Rune Staff use that for every round of the 
    battle from then on out. Be absolutely sure to watch the White Wizards MP if 
    you have one and use Dry Ethers/Elixirs when necessary (under 100 or so).
    
    Even with these two characters healing, you will still take damage from 
    Shrinyu's attacks.  Every few rounds you might have to have an additional 
    person throw out a healing item to someone to make sure they don't take more 
    damage then they can tolerate. With this strategy, you should be able to win 
    if you are level 70 or so.
    
    Some of Shrinyu's attacks include Flare, for around ~400 to all members, as 
    well as the attack you will remember from Final Fantasy V, Tidal Wave, for 
    ~300-500 to all members of your party.  He also has an extremely devastating 
    physical attack, courtesy of his 220 attack power. Shinryu also has access to 
    Dragon-only type attacks such as Thunderbolt and Icestorm.  These attacks tend 
    to do ~200-300 to all members of your battle party. While not as devastating 
    as Tidal Wave or Flare, they can weaken you so he finishes you off the next 
    round.
    
    Physical attacks work against Shrinyu far better then magic does, though he 
    has decently low magic defense.  With only 60 physical defense, physical 
    attacks are the way to go.  Temper them up as best you can, though spend 
    multiple turns doing it, and do not neglect healing to Temper/Haste.
    
    Expect this battle to take a long time.  And try not to let anyone die, if 
    possible.  If someone dies, then things can go badly very quickly while you 
    try to revive them.  Its hard at lowers levels when Shrinyu's physical attacks 
    can one-hit your Black Wizards, but luckily he doesn't use them too often so 
    they will (hopefully) be safe.
    
    It is debatable which of the two bosses on 20F of the Lifespring Grotto are 
    harder. Shrinyu hits harder, but doesn't last as long as Omega.  Shinryu 
    pretty much requires you to have gone through the Whisperwind Cove, though 
    even having gone through Whisperwind Cove it is very difficult to damage 
    Omega. Either way, both bosses are challenging.  Have fun going through 
    Lifespring grotto twice to fight them both though -_-;;;
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    FFI Optional Boss 13: Typhon
    Location: Whisperwind Cove, B10
    Suggested Level: 55+
    Status:
    HP: 10000    |  ATK: 70      |  ACC: 70       |  DEF: 100    |
    AGI: 10      |  INT: 40      |  EVA: 0        |  MDF: 190    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Genji Helm
    
    Apparently, this boss (I wont spoil who it is for you) has either been badly 
    mistranslated, or he has changed his name magically :O! He still has his 
    signature attack (which you will remember if you played Final Fantasy VI, 
    painfully) though it does not have a 100% hit.
    
    As in Final Fantasy VI, Typhon is weak towards Blizzard spells.  Though, if 
    you have the Judgment staff you might want to use that to cast Flare on him 
    instead of using MP to cast Blizzard. Remeber that you still have 30 more 
    floors to go after this, so conserving MP is the wise thing to do. 
    
    Typhon's Snort attack will miss most of the time if you are levelled 
    properly.  This attack is an instant kill if it hits. Note that I do not 
    believe Protect Rings stop this attack, but they might.  If your character 
    happens to be hit with it, raise them as soon as you can (as always). If its a 
    physical attacker, remember that you have to rebuff them before they will do 
    full damage.
    
    With Protera castm Typhon's physical attacks (which are his main form of 
    attack) are the only thing you need to worry about.  While he only attacks one 
    member at a time with the attacks, make sure to keep the entire parties HP 
    over 300, as you never know who he will target. With Invisra on, Typhon will 
    have a hard time hitting your members, so cast that as well. With only 
    physical attacks, Typhon is not too strong at all.
    
    He does have decent defense though.  Try to conserve MP whenever possible by 
    healing with Healing Staves and using things like Thor Hammers or Judgment 
    Staves to cast instead of using MP.  Temper/Haste/Giant's Gloves to power up 
    your attackers and just whack away at him.  He has 10,000 HP, so it might take 
    a while to reduce it, but be patient and eventually he'll fall.
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    FFI Optional Boss 14: Orthros
    Location: Whisperwind Cove, B20
    Suggested Level: 55+
    Status:
    HP: 17000    |  ATK: 60      |  ACC: 80       |  DEF: 40     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 20      |  EVA: 0        |  MDF: 180    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Rune Staff
    
    Another good friend of yours, if you have played Final Fantasy VI. Once again, 
    his name has either been badly mistranslated, or he has magically changed it 
    >.>;;;;.
    
    Orthros has a very large amount of HP, almost as much as the final boss 
    himself.  Expect this battle to take a long time. Luckily, Orthros has low 
    defense, so you can damage him quickly and effectively. Note also that Orthros 
    has a weakness to Fire and Lightning magics, though you might not want to use 
    them. I suggest sticking with Judgment staffing Flare spells to save MP.  
    Though, if your White Wizard is bored for a turn or two, you can have her use 
    the Gauntlets or a Thor's Hammer to cast Thundara.
    
    Like Kraken, Orthros has the ability to use the near harmless Ink attack.  
    This attack will miss most of the time, but when it hits, it causes 
    Blindness.  If this status is on a physical attacker, cure it immediately with 
    some Eye Drops or the spell Blindna, as it will impair their ability to hit 
    drastically. Ink does no damage, luckily, since Orthros likes to use it as a 
    main attack form.
    
    Have your White Magic user use Protera on the first round to lower the damage 
    from Orthros's physical attacks. They are quite strong, and will do ~250+ even 
    with Protectra on, and good gear.  Expect them to do ~350+ to weaker mages. 
    Invisra helps to raise your evasion as well. Because Orthros has no major area 
    attacks that hit all members, you only need to protect your characters from 
    his physical attacks.  
    
    Strong physical attacks powered up by Haste/Temper and the Giant's Gloves work 
    well on Orthros.  Because all of his stats are naturally low, he takes a lot 
    of damage from these attacks. Strange >.> 'Orthros' seemed a lot harder in 
    Final Fantasy VI. . .
    PS: He's so cute!
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    FFI Optional Boss 15: Phantom Train
    Location: Whisperwind Cove, B30
    Suggested Level: 55+
    Status:
    HP: 9999     |  ATK: 200     |  ACC: 50       |  DEF: 80     |
    AGI: 30      |  INT: 40      |  EVA: 0        |  MDF: 180    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Megalixir
    
    Sadly, a single Phoenix Down is not all it takes to kill him this time. The 
    Phantom Train is quite a bit stronger then he was in his previous appearance, 
    and his attack power has gone up, up up~ orz.
    
    The Phantom Train is tehnically undead, therefore, he is weak to Fire and Dia 
    type spells.
    
    The Phantom Train has a few forms of attack.  He has Acid Rain, which is a 
    strong area of effect attack which hits all members of your party for ~200-300 
    damage. Unfortuneately, the Phantom Train likes to use Acid Rain over and over 
    again, forcing you to use strong cure spells. This is where a White Wizard's 
    Healaga becomes useful. 
    
    Also note his very high attack power. His physical attacks are very strong, 
    and coupled with Acid Rain, you will probablyneed to heal after each round. 
    Use High level cure spells if you have the MP (and the items to recover MP) 
    and try not to let a member fall below 500 HP.
    
    On the first round, cast Protect to lower the damage from the Phantom Trains 
    physical attacks.  Then buff up your attacks with Haste, Temper and the Giants 
    Gloves. You can damage this boss decently with Firaga (it will do more then 
    Flare), though I tend to prefer Diaja over Holy because of the MP cost. The 
    Phantom Train has average defense, so your attacks will break him down soon 
    enough.  He has surprisngly low HP for such a late in the game monster. 
    
    As long as you cure every turn, and sometimes make someone a secondary healer 
    where the extra damage that was not cured originally is healed is fixed, then 
    no one should die.
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    FFI Optional Boss 16: Death Gaze
    Location: Whisperwind Cove, B40 <- orz!
    Suggested Level: 60+
    Status:
    HP: 30000    |  ATK: 90      |  ACC: 200      |  DEF: 150    |
    AGI: 95      |  INT: 50      |  EVA: 30       |  MDF: 220    |
    Gil: 0       |  EXP: 0       |  Treasure: Lightbringer
    
    By far the hardest boss in the Whisperwind Cove, Death Gaze is a welcome sight 
    to those of us Final Fantasy VI fans. Unfortunately, he does not drop Bahamut 
    this time ;;.
    
    Note: Death Gaze can Dispel all of your buffs at once.  Remember to recast 
    them the turn after they get Dispel'd, before you forget.
    
    Death Gaze likes to use many different types of Death spells.  "Protect Rings" 
    are your friend in this battle, and if you do not have those (why not >.>?) 
    then I highly suggest NulDeath.  If you do not have NulDeath. . .then 
    hopefully you have a few Lunar Curtains. Otherwise, Doom Gaze can kill off a 
    few members at a time just from the Death spells he casts.
    
    Doom Gaze's physical attacks do about ~400-600 damage each, so keep each 
    members HP at max at all times.  Even with Protect on the damage is not 
    reduced by much. Invisra also does not help too much in this battle as Death 
    Gaze has too much ACC. Still, it is worth it to cast it to get some extra 
    evasion just in case he does happen to miss. Also, its worth it to note that a 
    low level Black Mage (65 and below) will easily be one hit by Death Gaze's 
    physical attacks. 
    
    Technically, Death Gaze is undead.  Therefore he is weak to both Fire and Dia 
    type spells. You need to use this to your advantage this time around, because 
    Doom Gaze has rediculously high defense.  Even with good gear he does not take 
    a whole lot of damage Actually, its the second highest defense in the game 
    second only to Omega's. The spells Flare and Holy work well, though your White 
    Wizard probably wont have a turn off healing to cast Holy.
    
    I found the best way to overcome his defense is to constantly cast Temper on 
    your main attacker over and over again.  The effect stacks, and your attack 
    raises higher and higher after each casting.  Eventually your attack will 
    raise to a level where you can damage Death Gaze normally.  Though note that 
    if you stop casting Temper, the effect slowly wears off and your attackers 
    total attack stat slowly goes down.
    
    A few other things to expect in this battle: it takes a LONG time.  Even with 
    casting Temper over and over.  Even if you don't decide to do that (you think 
    its too cheap) you're only doing a few thousand damage per round maximum (most 
    likely less then that) and Death Gaze has an extremely high 30,000 HP. Be 
    prepared to set in for the long run.  Watch your MP closely, if it falls below 
    200 use Elixirs or Dry Ethers if possible.
    
    Lastly, when you win this battle and exit the Whisperwind Cove you get the 
    strongest weapon in the game from the final Treasure Chest.  The Ultima Weapon 
    is somewhat overpowered, but it helps you a lot in the Omega and Shinryu 
    battles.
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    Thats it, thats every boss in Final Fantasy I, from beginning to end, 
    including the optional dungeons.  If you still need help skip forward to the 
    miscellaneous section and send me an Email~
    
    -Cyril
    
    
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    -prt2-
    
    After a long and grueling time of writing for Final Fantasy I, we finally come 
    to Final Fantasy II.  Many people dislike this Final Fantasy game because of 
    its odd gameplay style and lack of levels.  It is a bit odd, but you get used 
    to it eventually.
    
    
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                                   1: Introduction
                                   2: Roman Numerals
                                   3: Useful spells
                                   4: Bosses
                                   5: Soul of Rebirth
    
    
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    ****                              Introduction                            *****
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    On to the second part of my guide now.  If you are just skipping down to this 
    section and passing my Final Fantasy I part, I will say it again.  I tend to 
    be obsessive with everything I do, so bear with me.  Also, if there is a 
    particular strategy that works in a battle, I will say it each battle.  This 
    is not to bore you to death, but rather in case someone is looking for help on 
    a particular boss fight.
    
    This guide goes from the start of the game to the end, but only gives 
    strategies for the bosses. If you are having any trouble, the very first thing 
    I can advise you do is check your stats and your gear.  If you were having a 
    lot of trouble in the normal battles in a dungeon then theres probably a 
    reason why you are going to have trouble with the boss.  If you do not have 
    the best gear possible on your characters, then try to spend some time 
    levelling to get some better.  That is usually the main reason you can not win 
    a battle.  If you are -still- having trouble then, that is when I suggest you 
    look at my guide. 
    
    
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    If you know how to read Roman Numerals, skip this section entirely.  But, some 
    people were not tought to read Roman Numerals, and this section is for you.  
    The bosses in this game have attacks that use Roman Numerals (Earthquake X, 
    Flare XVI) and to know and expect the power of these attacks you need to be 
    able to translate Roman Numerals.  Here's a quick Roman Numeral chart.
    
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       1   |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |
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       I   |  II   |  III  |  IV   |   V   |   VI  |   VII | VIII  |  IX   |
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      10   |  11   |  12   |  13   |  14   |  15   |  16   |  17   |  18   |
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       X   |  XI   |  XII  | XIII  |  XIV  |  XV   |  XVI  | XVII  | XVIII |
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    No monster should go higher then 18, so you shouldn't need anything higher 
    then that.
    
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    There are a few imperative spells to get in Final Final Fantasy II, and this 
    section goes over them, quite quickly though.  This is not a spell guide, just 
    a brief guide to spells mentioned in my guide that will be useful throughout 
    the game.
    
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    Cure
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    At least two characters need this spell.  By the end of the main game one 
    character will probably be at at least level 15 with it, and your secondary 
    should be at 12, it is that much used.  Cure is your most used spell.
    
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    Life
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    At least two people need this spell.  This spell revives a character from 
    death (AKA the KO status).  This will happen quite often in this game, so 
    level this spell up early. 
    
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    Ice/Fire/Thunder/Scourge
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    Your four basic elemental spells, you need these spells to exploit elemental 
    weaknesses on your enemies at all times.  While only your black magic caster 
    needs these, its often good to have someone else with them, though not 
    imperative.
    
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    Protect
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    One of the best spells in the game probably, it lowers damage from physical 
    attacks.  Near the end of the game where physical attacks can one-hit your 
    characters this spell becomes extremely important to have at high levels.
    
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    Berserk
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    Another exceedingly important spell, and the -only- way to damage bosses 
    physically late in the game. This spell raises your physical attack power.  
    When one casting of Berserk does not work, then use multiple to power up your 
    attacks.
    
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    Esuna
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    At least two people need access to this spell.  This spell cures status 
    effects that do not wear off after battle (such as Petrify, Poison, etc). 
    Basuna cures things such as Confusion and Mini, and not nearly a imperative.
    
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    Drain
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    While not an imperative spell, this is one of my personal favorites.  Drain 
    does damage to the enemy while restoring your HP.  Higher levels of this spell 
    can restore a lot of HP.  Be careful though, this spell cures undead and deals 
    damage to your character.
    
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    Osmose/Sap
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    Not the safest spell to use on later bosses, but a nice spell on normal 
    enemies. This spell drains (or depleats) an enemies MP. On bosses you might 
    accidentally drain the entire bosses MP if the spells' level is high enough. 
    That would be very very bad if the boss has strong physical attacks.  Still 
    nice to save some Ethers in a normal dungeon though.
    
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    Flare/Holy
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    Flare and Holy are the end game Damage dealing spells.  Flare is based on 
    Intelligence, while Holy is based on Spirit.  Holy is good to teach to your 
    main White magic user (AKA your healer) because he tends to have higher Spirit 
    after all that curing.  Flare is good to teach to your black magic user.
    
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    These are some other spells of Interest:
    
    Ultima
    Death (you need this at high levels to be effective)
    Blink
    Osmose/Sap
    Shell (lowers magic damage, not imperative, not many strong magic using bosses
    
    
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    This is the main section of my Final Fantasy II: Dawn of the Souls Boss 
    guide.  Strategies for every boss and minor boss will be in-depth here. 
    
    
    If you are having trouble finding a certain strategy, highlight the bosses 
    name below (along with the entire FF2Boss#) on the list and use it in Control 
    F to try to easily locate it.  This is a big guide and finding things at times 
    can be difficult^^.
    
    Boss List:
    
    FF2Boss#  1: Sergeant
    FF2Boss#  2: Adamantoise
    FF2Boss#  3: Borghen
    FF2Boss#  4: Red Soul
    FF2Boss#  5: Chimera xRandom
    FF2Boss#  6: Lamia Queen
    FF2Boss#  7: Behemoth
    FF2Boss#  8: Gottos
    FF2Boss#  9: Big Hornx4
    FF2Boss# 10: Roundworm
    FF2Boss# 11: Fire Gigas
    FF2Boss# 12: Ice Gigas
    FF2Boss# 13: Thunder Gigas
    FF2Boss# 14: White Dragon
    FF2Boss# 15: Green Dragon
    FF2Boss# 16: The Emperor
    FF2Boss# 17: Blue Dragon
    FF2Boss# 18: King Behemoth
    FF2Boss# 19: Red Dragon
    FF2Boss# 20: Zombie Borghen
    FF2Boss# 21: Tiamat
    FF2Boss# 22: Beelzebub
    FF2Boss# 23: Astaroth
    FF2Boss# 24: Final Boss
    
    
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    FF2Boss#  1: Sergeant
    Location: Semitt Falls, B5
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Minwu
    Status:
    HP: 420         |  MP:  10         |
    ATK: 35         |  ACC: 2-70       |  DEF: 25         |
    EVA: 1-30       |  MDF: 3-50       |
    Gil: 150-300                       |  
    Treasures: Mythril Helm, Mythril Axe, Mythril Armor, Mythril Bow
    
    This first boss in the game requires you to have a character who has been
    -hopefully- levelled to be a dedicated magic user. The Sergeant has high 
    defense, and is hard to damage with physical attacks.
    
    The Sergeant focuses mainly on using physical attacks, which are very very 
    powerful. Use Minwu's Protect spell on your weaker characters on the first 
    rounds possible.  If the Sergeant gets lucky and gets a critical his damage 
    can go well over 100 per hit that round. Normally, his physical attacks do 
    around ~50 a hit.  Keep your HP over 100 at all times, if possible.
    
    Note that keeping anyone with less then 100 HP alive in this battle can be 
    difficult at times.  The Sergeant likes to target them first most of the time, 
    and he takes them down hard.  Usually only your magic user (usually Maria) has 
    that low of HP by this battle, but if anyone else does I suggest levelling a 
    bit more before attempting the fight.
    
    Because of his high physical defense, you need to attack the Sergeant with 
    spells.  Fire works well, since you probably got a Tome of the spell in the 
    cavern on the way to the battle.  A level 1 Fire spell does around 30 a hit.  
    A stronger level 3 spell should do around 80 per casting.  Its worth it to 
    level your spells :O!
    
    If someone dies, revive them with Minwu's Life spell.  The next round do your 
    best to cure them, and hope they do not die again the next round. If Minwu 
    starts running low on MP, then use items to recover HP instead of spells.
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    FF2Boss#  2: Adamantoise
    Location: The Snow Cavern, B6
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Josef
    Status:
    HP: 675         |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 45         |  ACC: 2-75       |  DEF: 60         |
    EVA: 0-0        |  MDF: 1-50       |
    Gil: 300-750                       |  
    Treasures: Diamand Shield
    
    The Adamantoise has an odd weakness to Ice magics.  Strange, because of his 
    location and pretty much every other enemy in the cavern was weak to Fire. . .
    
    Hopefully you obtained and saved the item Antarctic Wind from the upper levels 
    of the Snow Cavern.  This item causes a high level Blizzard spell when used as 
    an item.  Because of Adamantoise's weakness to Ice, it is ideal to use on him. 
    When used by a magic user, this item will do over 500 damage to the 
    Adamantoise, effectively knocking off 80% of his HP in a single round.
    
    The Adamantoise likes to use very powerful physical attacks.  His normal 
    attacks will do over 100 damage to a single member.  Keep your HP over 200 at 
    all times (or at max, if possible). Use Protect, if someone has it learned to 
    help reduce damage from his strong attacks.
    
    Physical attacks are very weak on the Adamantoise, as his hard shell protects 
    him from their damage.  It is best to focus on Blizzard spells to damage him.  
    If no one has Blizzard learned, then hopefully you found that Blizzard Tome in 
    the Cavern.  That will give you a bit of a head start on damage. It only takes 
    a few level 3+ Blizzard spells to kill off the Adamantoise.
    
    If you somehow misplaced your Antartic Wind (AKA used it in battle, or 
    whatnot) or never got it, this battle will be much longer.  You need to have 
    someone cure each round, either with items or with the Cure spell.  Hopefully 
    someone knows Blizzard, else this battle will be painfully long. Josef tends 
    to do the best damage physically on Adamantoise, as his bare fists are quite 
    powerful.
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    FF2Boss#  3: Borghen
    Location: The Snow Cavern, B1
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Josef
    Status:
    HP: 240         |  MP:  20         |
    ATK: 25         |  ACC: 1-75       |  DEF: 17         |
    EVA: 1-40       |  MDF: 3-50       |
    Gil: 600-600                       |  
    Treasures: Hi-Potion, Mythril Knife
    
    The weakest boss you have fought thus far, the only real challenge he poses is 
    surviving after all of the battles and the Adamantoise boss at the end of the 
    Snow Cavern. 
    
    Borghen has no particular weaknesses.  He is much like a normal enemy with 
    high attack power and high HP.  You probably will not need to worry about 
    Protect in this battle, as Borghen will fall quite quickly.
    
    Use your remaining magic on Borghen, as well as strong physical attacks. If 
    you were strong enough to kill the Adamantoise, you will probably kill Borghen 
    off in a single round.  But make sure that you are healthy before going into 
    the battle because his attack power is still a bit higher then the normal 
    monsters in the cavern.  Borghen focuses on normal attacks, and does not use 
    special moves.
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    FF2Boss#  4: Red Soul
    Location: Kashuan Keep, 4F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Gordon
    Status:
    HP: 540         |  MP:  30         |
    ATK: 35         |  ACC: 1-80       |  DEF: 40         |
    EVA: 1-60       |  MDF: 4-40       |
    Gil: 18-150                        |  
    Treasures: None
    
    The Red Soul absorbs most types of magic, including Ice, Fire, Lightning, 
    Poison, Death, Mind, Body, and Matter.  He also is quite hard to penetrate 
    with physical attacks, and has decently high HP.
    
    So now comes the problem.  How do we kill something like this?  Well ... the 
    easiest way is to use the Ancient Sword.  This sword has an Additional Effect 
    of Curse on an enemy. The Curse effect does not work the first time you 
    attack.  It might actually take quite a few rounds for it to work.  But when 
    it does, that is your signal to attack with your strongest physical attacks
    
    Note: Make sure that after the Red Soul gets Cursed, you change your weapon 
    from the Ancient Sword.  The Ancient Sword is a rather weak weapon, even 
    though its attack power is high, it will not do any significant damage to the 
    Red Soul.
    
    The Red Soul uses attacks like Scourge VIII and Fire VIII to damage all 
    members of your party for about ~30-50 damage.  He tends to prefer magic 
    attacks over physical attacks though.  If you fought a few Ogre Mages on the 
    way to this boss, your magic defense will have probably been raised a few 
    points.  That will help. Also note that he has access to all the base 
    elemental spells, and they are at level VIII as well.  If any of your 
    characters have the spell Shell, and you have the extra MP to use you can cast 
    it on weaker characters to protect them from the Red Soul's Magic spells.
    
    Hopefully, you saved up a lot of MP so you can have some area Cure spells.  To 
    area cure yourself press the up button when Cure is targeted on the top 
    character in your formation.  This should cure all your characters (that are 
    alive) at once.
    
    With no Ancient Sword, this battle is still possible, it just takes a lot 
    longer.  Because you wont be doing too much damage to the Red Soul per round, 
    you just need to be very patient and slowly whittle away at his HP.  Use items 
    when needed, and cure spells when possible.
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    FF2Boss#  5: Chimera xRandom
    Location: Deist Cavern, B5
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leila
    Status:
    HP: 700         |  MP:  80         |
    ATK: 60         |  ACC: 4-75       |  DEF: 50         |
    EVA: 1-50       |  MDF: 3-50       |
    Gil: 450-900                       |  
    Treasures: None
    
    After all the long hard battles to get here you have ... a boss. Note that 
    this battle is something like the battle with the Piscodemons in Final Fantasy 
    1, and the number of Chimeras you will fight at once is randomized.  Normally, 
    it is about two or three.
    
    Compared to some of the monster sets in the Deist Cavern the Chimeras are very 
    easy *cough* Hill Gigas *cough*.  They have 700 HP each, though they have no 
    particular weaknesses.
    
    Hopefully by this point someone has been levelling up the spell Protect. Use 
    this on weaker memebrs as soon as possible to reduce damage from physical 
    attacks. The Chimeras also use Blaze VII, which does ~30 damage to all members 
    of your party.  If you use Sap on them to reduce their MP they wont be able to 
    use it any more, though. If you have plenty of MP though, it might be 
    preferable for them to cast Blaze over them using their physical attacks. Make 
    sure to cast an area Cure on all members after a Blaze VII attack.  The 
    Chimera's physical attacks do about 100 damage to a member with no Protect 
    on.  It is really your choice on how you want to fight the battle.
    
    Because the Chimeras have no particular strength or weakness, this tends to be 
    a rather toned down battle compared to most other bosses.  You can kill them 
    however you want, though I highly suggest killing one off at a time.  By 
    killing one off at a time you can reduce the damage done to your party slowly, 
    and allow yourself to recover easier in case anything bad happens.  They have 
    a bit of a high defense versus Leila's physical attacks at times, so you might 
    want her to stick with higher levelled Thunder spells.
    
    Try not to let anyone fall below 250 HP, just in case something die happens 
    and you need to revive someone.  That should let a character survive two 
    normal physical attacks.  Use items when necessary, and this battle will be 
    over quickly. 
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    FF2Boss#  6: Lamia Queen
    Location: Altair, Rebel Hideout
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leila
    Status:
    HP: 1290        |  MP:  370        |
    ATK: 50         |  ACC: 8-95       |  DEF: 50         |
    EVA: 2-75       |  MDF: 7-40       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |  
    Treasures: Diamond Curiass, Protect Ring, Gold Hairpin, Sage's Wisdom, Ribbon
    
    That was an awfully naughty scene wasn't it? >.>;;  The Lamia Queen likes to 
    use a lot of status effects to inderectly damage your party members.
    
    The main danger the Lamia Queen poses is her Charm IX ability.  This is much 
    like Confuse, except you will only attack your own party members. Charm IX can 
    hit all members at once.Hopefully a few characters have levelled the Esuna 
    spell to clear the effect of the Charm. Also, you will probably want to cast 
    Protect on all of your characters to lower the damage from your own attacks to 
    yourself. 
    
    Strangely enough, the Lamia Queen is very strong herself when she is not 
    Charming your members.  She can easily do over ~300 to a member with Protect 
    on.  Keep your HP at max at all times to prevent being killed.  Also, her 
    normal physical attacks have the additional effect of Sleep on them, which is 
    annoying if it gets your healer or a strong attacker. 
    
    If the Lamia Queen uses Blink on herself, expect to be unable to hit her with 
    physical attacks for a while. Her evasion seems to rise up the room at this 
    point, so use magic to take her down.  Of course, she does not always use 
    Blink, thats only the what-if, if you get unlucky.
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    FF2Boss#  7: Behemoth
    Location: Coliseum
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Gordon
    Status:
    HP: 2000        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 90         |  ACC: 3-95       |  DEF: 65         |
    EVA: 1-40       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 0-0                           |  
    Treasures: None
    
    As you might expect, Behemoth has very strong physical attacks.  Luckily, he 
    does not have access to Meteor (which you might also expect >.>;).
    
    Cast Protect on your characters as soon as possible.  Hopefully its powered up 
    a bit by now so that it never (or at least rarely) misses.  You really don't 
    want to spend any more turns then you have to casting Protect.  If you have 
    the spell Blink, you should cast that as well.  Raising your evasion helps 
    considerably, though it is not something you have to do to win.
    
    The Behemoth is surprisingly weak to magic. As long as your spells are level 5 
    or higher, you should not have much difficulty damaging the Behemoth with 
    magic.  Note that because of the Behemoths high defense it is somewhat hard to 
    damage him physically, though. Be patient and whittle him down with magic and 
    you'll be fine.
    
    Behemoth has quite high HP (2000) so expect this battle to last a while.  As 
    long as you have Protect on, you shouldn't have any trouble taking the 
    monstrosity down though.  This is only the beginning, so try to save your MP 
    as much as you can. 
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    FF2Boss#  8: Gottos
    Location: Castle Fynn, 4F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leila
    Status:
    HP: 2000        |  MP:  80         |
    ATK: 70         |  ACC: 6-90       |  DEF: 60         |
    EVA: 1-65       |  MDF: 5-40       |
    Gil: 1200-3000                     |  
    Treasures: Bacchus's Wine, Ripper, Haste Tome
    
    After such a short but dangerous trek up here, hopefully you are resonably 
    healthy. 
    
    On your first rounds, cast Protect and Shell (if possible) on all of your 
    members to reduce the total amount of damage that Gottos is capable of doing. 
    When he powers up (which he usuallly does his first round) Gottos has very 
    very strong physical attacks, which will probably do over 600 damage even with 
    Protect on.  If you have Blink, cast that as well, though it might not help 
    too much.  Hopefully by this point Cure is rather high levelled (it should be, 
    if you've been using it a lot) and will cure the damage that Gottos does in a 
    single casting. Make sure to cure everyone to full after each attack.
    
    Gottos has rather low magic defense, so magic attacks work well on him. His 
    physical defense is low, for a boss as well.  If you have Berserk (and have 
    time to cast it) use it on your physical attackers to power up their physical 
    attacks.
    
    If you can Curse the boss, thats even better for you to lower the damage he is 
    capable of doing. Gottos likes to cast Haste on himself, and if he gets that 
    off, it will be very bad.  There will be a lot of One-hit kills if he gets if 
    off. Hopefully he wont cast it, and only focuses on physical attacks
    
    This boss, other then his strong physical attacks, has nothing other then 
    normal. You might want to try and get the Haste Tome to drop from him, though. 
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    FF2Boss#  9: Big Hornx4
    Location: Tropical Cave, B5
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leila
    Status:
    HP: 1140        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 50         |  ACC: 4-85       |  DEF: 50         |
    EVA: 1-60       |  MDF: 6-30       |
    Gil: 750-1500                      |  
    Treasures: None
    
    These were normal enemies around the Mysida region.  You may have fought them 
    there.
    
    They have quite high HP singlly, though taking them down one at a time is far 
    preferable to trying to use area spells on them. Note that they have much 
    lower magic defense then physical defense, so if your spell levels are high 
    that is the easy way to take them down.  Unfortunately, they have no 
    particular weaknesses.
    
    They are not strong singally, only hitting for ~100 or slightly over each.  
    Keep your HP over 600 at all times so that if all four of them decide to 
    attack the same person one round that person can survive.  Unfortunately, they 
    don't like to miss too often.
    
    If someone levelled up the spell Holy it is quite a bit more powerful then 
    some of the base magic spells.  I also tend to like the spell Drain, but you 
    need to have it at very high levels for it to damage properly.  Any magic 
    works on these really.  As long as you can keep your parties damage reduced, 
    and your HP up there should not be any real danger.  Much like the Chimera 
    battle, this one is rather laid back.
    
    Unlike many bosses previously, physical attacks work fine on these.  If you go 
    all out on a single Big Horn, it should be dead in one round, at most two 
    depending on your spell levels and gear. With one down the battle gets much 
    easier. Slowly whack away at them one  at a time and the battle should be over 
    fairly easily.
    
    Note: If anyone needs healing quickly, remember that Leila tends to get the 
    first attack all the time.  She can use a healing item on a character earlier 
    then anyone else.
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    FF2Boss# 10: Roundworm
    Location: Leviathan, 3F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 2500        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 120        |  ACC: 6-95       |  DEF: 100        |
    EVA: 1-10       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 2250-3000                     |  
    Treasures: None
    
    First off, note Ricard's low HP total compared to yours.  Unless you've been 
    running from a lot of encounters, his HP will be almost half of yours, so you 
    will need to protect him more then any other character during this battle. 
    
    The Roundworm focuses on using very very strong physical attacks.  These 
    attacks can do well over 700 HP of damage, which can easily one hit a weaker 
    character (Like Ricard >.>;).  Cast Protect on the first round(s) of battle to 
    reduce the damage some. Blink might help as well, though I tend not to have 
    time to cast it after the first round of battle. Expect some people to die if 
    you do finish the battle off quickly.  Revive them with the Life spell or a 
    Phoenix Down.  If you see no way of them living through a single attack, you 
    dont really have to cure them other then to keep them alive, but thats your 
    choice. I prefer trying to keep everyone at max instead of keeping that one 
    person weaker hoping the boss will target him every round.
    
    While the roundworm has no particular weaknesses, he is somewhat resiliant to 
    physical attacks (he has a very large defense of 100). Spells work fine 
    though, so hopefully at this point you have two or so characters who can use 
    magic somewhat profeciantly.  If not, then just use physical attacks and the 
    battle will end as it normally does.  Note the Berserk spell raises your 
    attack power.  If you have it, then cast it on your main physical attacker(s) 
    to make their attacks break the Roundworms defense and make it an easier boss 
    to defeat.
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    FF2Boss# 11: Fire Gigas
    Location: Mysidian Tower, 3F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 1800        |  MP:  240        |
    ATK: 100        |  ACC: 6-95       |  DEF: 100        |
    EVA: 1-40       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 900-1500                      |  
    Treasures: Flame Sword, Flame Armor, Confuse Tome
    
    As his name impies, the Fire Gigas absorbs Fire attacks and is weak to Ice 
    attacks.  Like the Roundworm, he has very high defense versus physical attacks.
    
    The best attacks against the Fire Gigas are Blizzard spells.  Hopefully your 
    magic user has a decently high levelled Blizzard spell in his/her aresenal. 
    The Ice Bow also works, if anyone has Bow skill levelled.  If you are having 
    trouble damaging the monster physically, you might want to cast Berserk on a 
    physical attacker every round to raise their damage output against the Gigas. 
    Note that with high enough levelled Blizzard spells, you might be able to kill 
    the Gigas in 2-3 rounds with those alone. 
    
    Note: The Ogrekiller axe works well on all of the three Gigas bosses in the 
    Mysidian Tower.
    
    The Fire Gigas has very high attack power (also like the Roundworm) so make 
    sure you cast Protect on everyone the first round. The Fire Gigas's attacks 
    will probably do well over 600 damage per hit, but can do over 700 to someone 
    with lower defense. Keep everyone at full HP every round to prevent deaths.
    
    Try to conserve MP as best you can, as there is still a very long way up the 
    tower.  Use items to heal your HP when you can instead of cure spells (if 
    possible).  This battle should be over quite quickly.
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    FF2Boss# 12: Ice Gigas
    Location: Mysidian Tower, 5F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 2000        |  MP:  140        |
    ATK: 120        |  ACC: 7-95       |  DEF: 120        |
    EVA: 1-50       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 900-1500                      |
    Treasures: Ice Brand, Antarctic Wind, Stop Tome
    
    Much like the Fire Gigas Battle, the Ice Gigas absorbs Ice spells, and is weak 
    to Fire spells.  Also like the Fire Gigas, the Ice Gigas has very high attack 
    and HP stats.
    
    Surprisingly, you should actually be better prepared for this battle then you 
    were the Fire Gigas battle.  Before the battle, you should equip all of your 
    Fire gear (weapons and armor) which reduce Ice damage, and caure Fire damage. 
    Weapons inclue the Flame Sword and Flame Lance. Armor includes the Flame Helm, 
    and Flame Shield.  You probably found this armor on the Fire levels previous 
    to the Ice levels (or bought some of it). Well, hopefully, at least.
    
    Like before, Fire spells work well against the Ice Gigas.  As does the 
    Ogrekiller Axe.  Higher level Fire spells should do over 1000 damage to the 
    Ice Gigas.  This Gigas has slightly higher stats then did the Fire Gigas, but 
    with high powered spells, and Fire gear you shouldn't notice too much of a 
    difference (if anything, he will seem weaker).
    
    This Gigas likes to use special attacks over physical attacks.  Still, you 
    should cast Protect the first round just because he does use attacks (and they 
    are quite powerful). If you have Shell or Wall levelled, use them to help 
    prevent damage from the Ice Gigas's spells. Also note that this Gigas is quite 
    fast and likes to attack before your members. The Ice Gigas's primary attack 
    is Boulder, which should do around 350 to a single member of your party.  This 
    isnt too bad, but keep everyone over 700 HP at all times, and cure someone 
    with a Hi-Potion (hopefully you brought a lot to the tower >.>;) after each 
    attack.
    
    If for some reason you do not have the Fire spell, or have any Fire weapons 
    (why not >.>?) use the Berserk spell (hopefully you have that >.>;;;;;) to 
    raise your attack power and break through the Gigas's defense.  You have to 
    recast often though, as its effect is only temporary.
    
    This Gigas should fall just as quickly as the previous. Just remember to 
    change back into your old weapons and armor after you finish the battle.
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    FF2Boss# 13: Thunder Gigas
    Location: Mysidian Tower, 7F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 2500        |  MP:  370        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 8-95       |  DEF: 150        |
    EVA: 1-60       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 1200-1500                     |
    Treasures: Wizard's Staff, Black Robe, Confuse Tome, Flare Tome
    
    By far the most challenging of the Gigas battles, the Thunder Gigas's only 
    weakness is to Poison type spells.  The only realy poison type spell is 
    Scourge, which you may, or may not have levelled. Even worse is it has 
    extremely high defense, so it will be hard to break through with physical 
    attacks. Also, remember that he absorbs Thunder type spells, so don't cast any 
    on him.
    
    On the first round cast Protect immediately.  The Thunder Gigas can do 900-
    1000 damage with normal physical attack to a character without Protect on him. 
    Like the Ice Gigas, this boss uses Boulders IX as well.  This is the weaker of 
    his abilities, only cauing about 300 to a single character.  The bosses 
    weakest attack ios Thunderbolt XII, which also does around 300 to a single 
    character.  Because of the damage that this Gigas can cause very very quickly, 
    you might want to have someone healing every round, just in case.
    
    Note: The Goldhairpin can help lower damage from the Thunder Gigas's thunder 
    based attacks, if you have a few of them on you, I suggest equipping them.
    
    Because of the bosses high stats, there are two main ways to damage him.  
    Obviously, physical attacks dont work too well, even with the Ogrekiller, but 
    they do work.  The Ogrekiller does around 300 a hit normally, so if you can 
    keep your party alive for long enough for the strong man character to take the 
    boss down with that weapon, go right ahead.  Magic works as well, whenever you 
    aren't healing.  Berserk your attacks up, if you can. 
    
    If you are really desperate, you can probably get a Death win if your Death 
    spell is powered up.  I did this once accidentally while trying to choose 
    another spell.  
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    FF2Boss# 14: White Dragon
    Location: Mysidian Tower, 9F 
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 2500        |  MP:  140        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 6-95       |  DEF: 120        |
    EVA: 1-75       |  MDF: 5-50       |
    Gil: 3000-15000                    |
    Treasures: Betrayal Fang, Ice Bow, Antarctic Wind, Genji Gloves, Wind Flute
    
    Oddly enough, the game considers this fight a true boss. It is not like the 
    Gigas, rather he is a monster found in a box on floor 9F on the Mysidian 
    Tower. He is completely optional.
    
    The White Dragon likes to rely on the sheer force of his physical attacks to 
    take you down. Use Protect immediately, and prepare to use Phoenix Downs or 
    the Life spell when you die.  I suggest treating this battle a lot like the 
    battle with the Thunder Gigas because they both have extremely high attack 
    power, and can decimate you quite easily.  Heal every round if you have to (I 
    suggest it, actually).  If you are lucky, the White Dragon will use Icestorm 
    over and over, which only does about 150 to each character.  Thats the weakest 
    of his attacks, and what you want him to do.
    
    To quickly take down this foe, you need to exploit his weakness to fire.  Like 
    you did with the Ice Gigas, equip gear with fire properties, such as the Flame 
    Sword, or Flame Lance. High level fire spells from a mage should do over 1000 
    damage a hit as well, which can take off 1/2 of the semi-bosses HP in a 
    swipe.  
    
    Kill this boss as quickly as possible, before his strong attacks start wearing 
    you down. 
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    FF2Boss# 15: Green Dragon
    Location: Cyclone, 6F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 3000        |  MP:  190        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 6-95       |  DEF: 150        |
    EVA: 1-75       |  MDF: 8-40       |
    Gil: 3000-15000                    |
    Treasures: Betrayal Fang, Healing Staff, Acid Phial, Diamond Helm, Gaia Drum
    
    Much like his breathen the White Dragon in the Mysidian Tower, the Green 
    Dragon is a completely optional boss fight that you engage in by opening a 
    treasure chest.  The music that plays is boss music, and therefore, it is 
    technically a boss fight.
    
    The Green Dragon is poison elemental, and if you remember the Thunder Gigas, 
    this means he has a weakness to Thunder type magics.  Note though, that he 
    absorbs spells like Scourge.  If you are using the Poison Axe from earlier in 
    this dungeon, you should unequip it before this battle. It does very little 
    damage.
    
    The Green Dragon likes to use Poison Cloud XVI, this attack does from 50-200 
    damage to all members of your party.  It is poison elemental, so it is hard to 
    block against, but if you have any Gold Shields, they will help. Also, the 
    Green Dragon likes to yse exceedingly strong physical attacks.  These attacks 
    can do up to 900 damage per hit, so cast Protect on everyone on the first 
    round. Also, I highly sugging having someone cure every round.  The Dragons' 
    attacks are relentless, and because of their power can overwhelm you quickly 
    if you do not.  
    
    Note that without Haste or Berserk, hurting this Dragon will be very difficult 
    with physical attacks.  He has extreme physical defense.  So if you have these 
    spells, use them to their fullest.  Because of the bosses naturally low magic 
    defense, a strong casting of Thunder should do well over 1000 damage.  You 
    only need a few castings of Thunder to take the boss down, as long as you're 
    surviving the damage you take.
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    FF2Boss# 16: The Emperor, Royal Guardx2, Wood Golem
    Location: Cyclone, 7F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Ricard
    Status (The Emperor):
    HP: 3000        |  MP:  190        |
    ATK: 70         |  ACC: 6-80       |  DEF: 75         |
    EVA: 1-65       |  MDF: 6-40       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Elixir, Eye Drops, Phoenix Down, Cottage, Diamond Armor, Defender
    
    Before you get to go head on with the Emperor, you have to face his guards.  
    You first fight a set of two Royal Guards (which should be easy, you've been 
    fighting them throughout the Cyclone). The second set of enemies is four Royal 
    Guards. Once again, this is the same you have been fighting throughout the 
    Cyclone.  Try not to use any magic other then Cure's in these battles, to save 
    it for the boss battle. Also, be weary, they can poison you.
    
    The fight with The Emperor himself has him accompanied with 2 Royal Guards and 
    a Wood Golem.  The first order of business is to get rid of the Wood Golem 
    because of his strong physical attacks.  A strong Fire spell should take him 
    down to 25% health, where another weaker spell can kill him off with ease 
    (physical attacks do not well on the Golem).  While your magic casters are 
    killing off the Wood Golem have your other two characters focus on killing the 
    Royal Guards.  Hopefully you can kill off a Royal Guard and the Wood Golem in 
    a single turn. 
    
    On the second round, kill off the second Royal guard and start buffing.  The 
    Emperor prefer magic atacks, so use Shell instead of Protect.  You can also 
    cheat a little by absorbing his MP with the Osmose spell. You might need to 
    have to have someone cure on this round as well, depending on how much damage 
    you trook from the Guards and the Golem.
    
    The Emperor uses spells like Thunder X, Fire X, and Ice X.  These spells are 
    surprisingly weak, and do less then 30 damage per character. His physical 
    attacks are also quite weak, doing less then 100 per hit. He also uses 
    annoying Slow spells, lowering the amount of damage you can do to him.
    
    Surprisingly, The Emperor has very low defense compared to just about every 
    other boss you have been fighting in the previous hours of the game.  Its 
    literally half of the Dragon's and Gigas's defense.  Normal attacks work just 
    fine on the Emperor, and actually, because hit attacks are rather weak, this 
    is a good battle to level up your magic in >.>;;; The Emperor has higher magic 
    defense then physical defense.
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    FF2Boss# 17: Blue Dragon
    Location: Jade Passage, B2
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 3500        |  MP:  240        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 150        |
    EVA: 1-75       |  MDF: 8-40       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Dragon Armor, Holy Lance, Dragon Shield, Betrayal Fang, Wizard's 
    Staff
    
    Like the dragon bosses before it, the Blue Dragon is an optional boss which is 
    encountered by opening a chest on floor B2 of the Jade Passage. This is the 
    Thunder elemental dragon, and is therefore weak to Poison (Scourge) type 
    spells.
    
    The Blue Dragon has a very high attack power of 180.  Cast protect on all 
    characters immediately to reduce damage from the Blue Dragons physical 
    attacks. Even with protect the Blue Dragons attacks can break the 1200 damage 
    mark.  Keep your HP at maximum at all times.  Because of the Blue Dragons high 
    physical defense, use the spells Haste and Berserk (if you have them) on your 
    physical attackers to boost their attack power and help them break through the 
    defenses.
    
    Unlike some of the other Dragons, this dragon likes to use physical attacks 
    mostly.  This is bad news, because of the sheer power of his attacks.  
    Remember to have someone healing every round because of this danger, or maybe 
    two people if you need it.
    
    Poison Axes work well on the Blue Dragon, seeing that they are poison 
    elemental and that the Blue Dragon is weak to poison. If you have axe users 
    (Leon is proficient with axes, but another character may be as well) equip 
    them with the axes to add a bit of extra damage.  Higher levels of the spell 
    Scourge are your best friend in this battle.  It will cause the most damage to 
    the Blue Dragon.
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    FF2Boss# 18: King Behemoth
    Location: Jade Passage, B3
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 5000        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 120        |
    EVA: 1-50       |  MDF: 8-30       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Twist Headband, Power Vest, Power Armlet, Death Idol, Yoichi's Bow
    
    You need to treat this battle much like your battle with the original 
    Behemoth.  This monster uses only physical attacks, and unlike the dragons, 
    has no elemental weaknesses.  This battle might take a while^^;
    
    As with all physical type bosses, cast Protect on the very first round.  Oddly 
    enough, the King Behemoth has a lower physical attack power then did the Blue 
    Dragon (which should be a relief) but his attacks are still a force to be 
    reconed with, doing over 900 a hit.  Also, the King Behemoth has somewhat 
    lower defense then the Dragons you fought previously, making him easier to 
    damage.  Even so, you should still cast Haste and Berserk (if possible) on 
    your main attacker(s).
    
    You might want to expect people to die in this battle, or at least expect to 
    be curing a lot.  Leon is most likely still a lot weaker then your other 
    characters, and the weak end of your party, HP-wise. With someone curing each 
    round there shouldnt be too much trouble keeping people alive, but if there is 
    make sure that you always have someone who can backup.
    
    Note that this battle might take a bit longer then a normal dragon battle 
    because of the lack of weaknesses that the King Behemoth has.  Any type of 
    attack works well on him though, because he has decently low defense (as long 
    as you can buff up your attacks) and low magic defense.  He also has higher HP 
    then the bosses you have faced previously.
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    FF2Boss# 19: Red Dragon
    Location: Jade Passage, B4
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 5000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 180        |
    EVA: 1-75       |  MDF: 8-40       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Dragon Armor, Holy Lance, Dragon Shield, Black Garb, Hermes' Shoes
    
    The king of Dragons of the treasure boxes, the Red Dragon has by far the 
    highest stats of them all. As you might expect, the Red Dragon is fire 
    elemental, and is weak to ice type spells.
    
    Cast Protect on the first round to soften damage from the Red Dragons 180 
    attack power.  Like the Blue Dragon, the Red Dragon's physical attacks can do 
    upwards 1200 damage even with Protect on your characters. Keep everyone at 
    full HP at all times, and have someone healing every round. The Red Dragon 
    also uses Blaze XVI, which is the weaker of his attacks.  This does around 150 
    to all members of your party.  Still, it can be an annoyance, as it presses 
    you into the danger range of being killed by the Red Dragon's physical attack 
    range.
    
    High level Blizzard spells are the best way to break through the very high 
    defense of the Red Dragon (180!).  Physical attacks will be practically 
    useless unless they are buffed up with berserk or Haste, so unless you have 
    those spells, and they are powered up, you might want to have your physical 
    characters doing other things.  A strong Blizzard spell should do well over 
    1500 a casting though.  This alone should take the boss down in a few rounds, 
    as long as your caster doesn't die in the process.
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    FF2Boss# 20: Zombie Borghen
    Location: Pandaemonium, 5F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 2500        |  MP:  370        |
    ATK: 120        |  ACC: 6-95       |  DEF: 120        |
    EVA: 1-60       |  MDF: 10-100     |
    Gil: 3000-3000                     |
    Treasures:  None
    
    Remember him? Our old buddy Borghen is back from the dead, and just as easy as 
    before >.>; Well not quite but you get the picture.
    
    This is the easiest of Pandaemoniums battles.  Looking at Borghens stats, you 
    still need to be cautious.  With an attack of 120, Borghen is capable of 
    dealing out the damage (around 500 an attack), so cast Protect on the first 
    round. Borghen also has a defense of 120, which at this point is rather low, 
    but your attack power will be visibally dimished if you do not cast Haste or 
    Berserk each round. Do not worry too much about buffing your physical 
    attackers, other then Protect though, this battle will be over before you even 
    finish doing it.
    
    Note that Borghen is technically undead.  Therefore, he is weak to Fire type 
    spells. A few strong castings of Fire is all it takes to really crush him. 
    Though he has quite high magic defense, he is so weak to fire that it will not 
    be noticable.  A single fire spell will take at least half of his HP off.  
    
    This battle is more meant to distract you from your goal, which is the final 
    boss.  Try not to use too much MP in it, other then nuking the boss with Fire, 
    Protect, and Cure spells for keeping your party alive.  Because the boss is 
    easy it should not be difficult to do such.  If you are strong, the battle 
    should end before the first round is even over.
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    FF2Boss# 21: Tiamat
    Location: Pandaemonium, 5F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 5000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 180        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures:  Elixir, Phoenix Down, Life Tome, Holy Tome, Flare Tome
    
    Ok, so I lied a bit earlier when I said that the Red Dragon was the king of 
    box dragons >.>;.  Well, not really.  Tiamat is the queen, as she is female 
    (so the myths say).
    
    As always, note her attack power first.  At 150, she is worthy of the Protect 
    spell on the first round.  Her physical attacks are quite brutal.  She also 
    uses Blaze XVI, for around 150 to all members of your party. Her Thunderbolt 
    XVI is quite a bit weaker then her Blaze, and that only does around 60 to all 
    members. She also has access to abilities like Icestorm and Poison Gas. 
    Luckily, Tiamat prefers to use her breath abilities over her physical attacks.
    
    Because of her high defense (180), powered up physical attacks are the only 
    way physical attacks work.  If you have a Blood Sword, that works rediculously 
    well, almost cheaply well on certain bosses end-game. If spells like Holy and 
    Ultima are powered up, they work well as well, though I tend to like having my 
    Holy caster separate from my Black Magic caster because Holy does not rely on 
    Intelligence, rather Spirit to determine damage (much like Ultima). Flare also 
    works. Tiamat is weak to Body type spells, though strong to Mind. She absorbs 
    Lightning, Ice, Fire, and Poison type spells, so you need to cast non-
    elemental type spells only.
    
    Because Tiamat likes to use her breath type attacks mainly, try to use items 
    to heal instead of spells. If your black mage has Drain, I suggest using that, 
    as it does quite a bit of damage as well as healing your character. Try to 
    compensate for not using MP by using extra items, because theres still quite a 
    while to go in Pandaemonium and you need to save as much as you can get.
    
    This battle may take a while, depending on your capabilities and spell 
    levels.  As long as Tiamat does not start using physical attacks every round 
    though, the battle should not be difficult to survive.
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    FF2Boss# 22: Beelzebub
    Location: Pandaemonium, 6F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 5000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 180        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures:  Black Robe, Betrayal Fang, Hermes' Shoes, Sage's Wisdom, Gaia Drum
    
    No witty comment this time ; ;
    
    The demon Beelzebub likes to use powerful magic, such as Flare XVI on your 
    party members.  Usually, he targets a single member at a time rather then all 
    members at once.  His stronger spells do around 700 or so, so cast Shell to 
    reduce damage taken.  This does not mean he doesn't use physical attacks, as 
    he does, and they can cause well over 1000 damage with no Protect.  So make 
    sure you cast Protect along with Shell. Note that although a minor effect, 
    Beelzebub's attacks can poison you.  If this is causing you grief, cure it, 
    though I suggest waiting until after the battle.
    
    Like Tiamat, Beelzebub has very high defense (180) so damaging him with 
    physical attacks is difficult.  Unless you buff your attacks up with Haste and 
    Berserk, your attacks will do almost no damage at all, and if they do any, it 
    wont be anything worth mentioning. Magic attacks are the way to go on 
    Beelzebub, though he has no particular weaknesses to exploit. Strong Holy 
    spells work well, with a caster of high Spirit.  Once again, I recommond Drain 
    to help cure your casters, though unless it is very very very high levelled it 
    wont cure for significant damage, so always have someone on hand with a cure.
    
    Note that Beezelbub is resitant to Ice and absorbs Fire magic, so don't cast 
    those types of magic on him.
    
    Beelzebub is good boss to replenish your magical supply on with Osmose. He has 
    a lot of MP, all ripe for the picking. Dont take it all though (or try not to) 
    as then Beezlebub will only use physical attacks, and his attacks are very 
    strong.
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    FF2Boss# 23: Astaroth
    Location: Pandaemonium, 6F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 7000        |  MP:  540        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 180        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: White Robe, Mythril Mirror, Spider's Silk, Saint's Spirit, Wind 
    Flute
    
    The fallen angel Astaroth guards the last chest, and is the last optional box 
    boss in the game. He is, unfortunately, the hardest. Note that you should put 
    caster characters who wont be physically attacking in the back row before the 
    start of this battle.  It is very important that you do this!
    
    As always, cast Protect on the first round (its probably rather high levelled 
    now, is it not?) to lower the damage Astaroth can cause from his physical 
    attacks.  Though his attack is only 150, the attacks can still do over 1000 
    damage each. If Astaroth gets lucky, he will do well over 2000 damage per 
    attack. He also has the same 180 defense that the last 3 bosses in 
    Pandaemonium had.  That defense is hard to break, so use Berserk and Haste if 
    and when you have the time.
    
    One of Astaroth's most annoying abilities is his high level Drain skill.  He 
    will Drain around 400 HP from a character to heal himself quite often.  Also, 
    his physical attack has the ability to drain as well, which can be even more 
    dangerous.  His physical attacks are unnaturally powerful, and drain 75% of 
    the damage they do into health for Astaroth. Make sure you do not cast Osmose 
    on him, as his Drain spell is far far weaker then his physical attack and 
    drains far less HP.
    
    Now, this battle is very very hard if Astaroth is being an ass and decides to 
    prefer physical attacks over magic.  His physical attacks are not only 
    devastating, but they cure him, making it very difficult to damage him.  
    
    The easiest way to win this battle is to cheat a little with the Blood Sword.  
    This sword does a lot of damage and heals the wielder for the number of HP is 
    damages for.  Pretty much the same effect of Astaroths weapon. If you have 
    high level Slow, Blind, or other debuffing type spells, you can try those as 
    well, to lower the damage from his physical attacks. Also, note that Astaroth 
    is resistant to Fire, Ice, and Lightning magic, so they are going to be rather 
    useless against him.  Other spells such as Holy, Ultima, and Flare work well 
    though.
    
    One thing to note is that this battle would be not much different from any 
    battle with a Dragon earlier in the Jade Passage (they had strong physical 
    attacks, and decent magic attacks) if there was no Drain effect on Astaroth's 
    weapon.  Thats the only real dilemna that this battle poses. As long as 
    Astaroth is casting, that is your chance to damage him as best you can, and 
    hope that he does not start attacking any time soon.  
    
    Expect this battle to take a while.
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    FF2Boss# 24: Final Battle
    Location: Pandaemonium, 10F
    Party: Firion, Maria, Guy, Leon
    Status:
    HP: 15000       |  MP:  540        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 210        |
    EVA: 2-80       |  MDF: 16-70      |
    Gil: 0-0                           |
    Treasures: None
    
    Note: Before this battle, I suggest putting characters who you wont be using 
    to attack physically (such as the person you will be using as a healer, and 
    your black magic user >.> they are different people right?) in the back row to 
    reduce the amount of damage done physically.  Like the Astaroth battle, the 
    final boss can recover HP from physical attacks.
    
    With the final battle at hand, you need to be well prepared.  Like many 
    battles before this, the final boss has extremely high defense and is hard to 
    damage normally.  The only way you will be able to damage him physically is 
    with either the Blood Sword, or with the spells Berserk and Haste on your 
    characters. Note though, that the final boss likes to cast Dispel on your 
    entire party, meaning you have to rebuff all of your spells.  
    
    The Blood Sword is the best, and easiest way to win this battle.  But if you 
    do not want to use it, or do not have one, prepare for a long battle.  Like 
    Astaroth, the Final boss has the ability to drain HP with his physical 
    attacks. Unfortunately, the final bosses physical attacks all tend to do 
    around 2,500+ damage each hit, and cure the boss for around 1700. Luckily, he 
    tends to use magic quite a bit more then Astaroth though, so he wont heal 
    himself as much. Protect wont help too much, because of the sheer power of his 
    attacks. Also, the Yoichi's Bow casts Berserk III on all members at once, so 
    use that on the first round to raise the damage of your attacks.  Note that 
    unless a character has weapons like Excalibur and Masamune, they will probably 
    will be unable to damage the final boss, even with Berserk.
    
    Note: Expect to be one-hit a lot in this battle by the final bosses physical 
    attacks. They are extremely powerful.
    
    Strong spells (level 7 or above, though level 10 is better) such as Flare, 
    Ultima, and Holy work well to slowly whittle down the final bosses health. A 
    single attack from the Blood Sword should do well over 1500 damage, but if 
    your HP is high, it might do over 2000.  Some people argue using the Blood 
    Sword is the -cheap- way, but that is for you to decide.  It is perfectly 
    possible to defeat the final boss just using spells and powered up attacks, it 
    is just quite slow.
    
    The Final boss likes to use level XVI spells of all forms on your party. 
    Flare, and Curse are some of his favorites. Make sure to always have an Esuna 
    or Life ready.  You also might want to always have someone curing, just in 
    case because you never know what attack he is going to use. With someone 
    curing every round you should survive with a little amount of deaths. 
    Hopefully >.>;
    
    Also, you probably don't want to cast Osmose on the final boss, as you 
    actually -want- him to cast on you. His physical attacks are much more 
    dangerous, since they heal him, then his magical attacks.  Use Ethers or 
    Elixirs to keep your MP up, and if his spells are damaging you too badly, cast 
    Shell, though the final boss will probably Dispel it.
    
    Note the final boss has one big area attack that is his and hit alone, called 
    Starfall X.  This attack does 300-400 to all members of your party.  While 
    minor compared to the rest of his attacks, that can bring you into one hit 
    range of his physical attacks. He tends to only use this attack when he is low 
    on health, though.
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    After beating the main game, and saving it after the credits, theres a mini-
    after game to play.  The Soul of Rebirth places you in the hands of four new 
    characters, and lets you see the world through their eyes.  These are all 
    optional bosses, and your spell levels and whatnot will be reset.  Note that 
    your HP totals from the main game are not, so any characters you used in the 
    main game will have their HP totals remaining from then.
    
    
    Bosses:
    
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #1: Sergeant, Black Knight x2
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #2: Zombie Borghen
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #3: Roundworm
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #4: Ultima Weapon
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #5: Black Dragon
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #6: Yamatano Orochi
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #7: Lucifer
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #8: Steel Giant
    Soul of Rebirth Boss #9: Beelzebub Soul
    Soul of Rebirth Final Boss
    
    
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #1: Sergeant, Black Knight x2
    Location: Unknown Cavern, B1
    Party: Minwu, ???? <- (thats his name at the moment)
    Status (Black Knight):
    HP: 1150        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 30         |  ACC: 3-80       |  DEF: 20         |
    EVA: 1-70       |  MDF: 5-40       |
    Gil: 0-0                           |
    Treasures: Diamond Shield, Yoichi's Bow, Hi-Potion, Sun Blade <- <- Wow!
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    Status(Sergeants):
    HP: 420         |  MP:  10         |
    ATK: 35         |  ACC: 2-70       |  DEF: 25         |
    EVA: 1-30       |  MDF: 3-50       |
    Gil: 150-300                       |  
    Treasures: Mythril Helm, Mythril Axe, Mythril Armor, Mythril Bow
    
    In the normal game you have fought many of these enemies before.  The 
    Sergeants were the normal games first boss, and the Black Knights were the 
    enemies that killed your four party members at the very start of the game and 
    separated you from Leon.
    
    Because Minwu has such low HP compared to ????, you need to watch it, and make 
    sure that you cure him whenever he gets below around 200. Fortunately, Minwu's 
    spell levels have not been reset from the normal game, so they are all level 6 
    and above.  Unfortunately, you dont have the items you had when you beat the 
    game, so you have to use magic sparingly.
    
    You shouldnt need to cast Protect, but make sure you watch your HP. The Black 
    Knight is by far the more Dangerous of the three foes in the battle, so 
    eliminate him first.  He can do up to 100 damage to weaker characters with a 
    single attack. If you find yourself taking damage too quickly, you should cast 
    Protect though, to save MP in the long run.
    
    Note that ????'s physical attacks may seem quite weak.  If you look at his 
    magic, he actually has some developed spells.  All four of his base black 
    magic spells (Fire, Ice, Lightning) are at level 4, and are much stronger then 
    his physical attack.  They should do around 150 damage to the monsters.  Minwu 
    will probably be useless physically, so just have him cast Cure spells and 
    whatnot to save your small party from damage.  
    
    After the Black Knight falls, take care of the Sergeants one by one.  The 
    battle gets much easier at this point.
    
    This is actually a rather difficult battle, for the first battle in Soul of 
    Rebirth @@;
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #2: Zombie Borghen (again)
    Location: Unknown Cavern, B2
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef
    Status:
    HP: 2500        |  MP:  370        |
    ATK: 30         |  ACC: 3-95       |  DEF: 5          |
    EVA: 1-60       |  MDF: 10-100     |
    Gil: 3000-3000                     |
    Treasures: None
    
    Unlike the boss you fought at Pandaemonium, this Borghen, twice defeated is 
    quite a bit weaker then his predecessors.  He has high HP though, and with the 
    little weapons and armor you have at the moment, it might take a bit to lower 
    it.
    
    Like the previous Zombie Borghen battle, Borghen is weak to fire magic.  He 
    also has a pitiful 5 defense.  You should be able to take him down quite 
    easily.
    
    Unlike most battles, each character in this battle has a clearly defined 
    role.  Scott should be casting Fire each round to do the maximum damage 
    possible on Borghen. Josef is strongest with his bare hands physically, and 
    should be attacking.  Minwu should be casting Protec and healing your Party 
    from any damage that Borghen causes.  Don't let any member fall below the 150 
    HP range, as thats when it becomes dangerous. Note that Borghens attacks can 
    ccause Paralyze for a turn or so.  This isn't too extreme, but it can be a 
    minor annoyance if you are trying to Cure someone, or more then one character 
    gets Paralyzed.
    
    A strong level 4 Fire spell from Scott should do over 600 damage.  This alone 
    is enough to take Borghen out in a few rounds, not mentioning Josef's 
    attacks.  Minwu will probably be at a disadvantage here, being unable to 
    damage the boss well, and will probably quite bored, especially if you are 
    trying to conserve MP.
    
    Strangely enough, this form of Borghen is the hardest yet.  After all thathe 
    still didn't die...Will we ever see the end of him?
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #3: Roundworm (Round two)
    Location: Unknown Cavern, B5
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 2000        |  MP:  0          |
    ATK: 25         |  ACC: 4-95       |  DEF: 10         |
    EVA: 1-10       |  MDF: 4-50       |
    Gil: 2250-3000                     |
    Treasures: None
    
    After all those hard battles to get here, you finally have a new member. If 
    you remember from the previous roundworm battle, he had high defense and 
    extremely high attacks.  Not much has changed, except for that his stats have 
    been lowered accordingly to fit your HP.
    Also unlike the previous Roundworm battle, Ricard will most definitely be 
    stronger then he was previously HP-wise, and probably be the last to die from 
    the Roundworm.
    
    The Soul of Rebirth sets of jobs for your party pretty much from the start 
    (Minwu healer, Scott Black Magic user, Josef and Ricard physical attackers) 
    but because some people are stubborn and like to change things around, I will 
    just mention -black magic user- or -healer- when I mention casting spells from 
    here on out, like I did in the normal guide. 
    
    On the first round, have Minwu cast Protect on all of your members, the 
    Roundworms attacks are quite damaging, and you definitely need Protect to 
    lower the damage (Pretty much like a normal battle anywhere early in these 
    Soul of Rebirth stages). Scott can either cast Black Magic, or attack 
    physically, though I suggest he cast and get him used to casting more to use 
    him as a black mage later on.  Any spell works, really. Josef and Ricard 
    should do what they do best, attack physically.  Ricard probably wont have any 
    gear on him, so his attacks wont do too much damage, so he will be the 
    leeching end of the party. Fortunately, Josefs attacks will do damage for 
    Ricard and him, even without gear so don't worry about that too much.
    
    If you were able to survive a few encounters to raise your stats before coming 
    to this battle, this fight shouldnt be too much of a problem. With Protect on, 
    the Roundworm's attacks will be greatly dimished and you shouldn't have any 
    trouble with damage.
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    Note: Before any battles from here down, you need to spend a -long- time 
    levelling.  You need to pretty much get your party to as strong as you were to 
    beat the original game in this Soul of Rebirth. You need strong spells like 
    Holy, Flare, and eventually, Ultima. Each of these spells should be level 7 or 
    higher to do damage to bosses.  Also, someone should have access to all 
    elemental spells at level 7 or higher, but two people with access is even 
    better.  
    
    Another very important thing is Haste and Berserk.  Because, quite obviously, 
    you do not have the gear that Firion and his party did (you can get a few 
    Poison axes from the Deaths Knights, if you have someone adept with axes) you 
    need to have some other way to raise your attack power.  And the Blood Sword 
    trick does not work in Soul of Rebirth, because there is no Blood Swords. 
    Haste and Berserk should be at a minimum of level 3, though 4 or 5 would be 
    better. 
    
    Like in the main game, Protect is a must, though Minwu already has that 
    covered from the start, as well as Shell, Esuna, Life, and Cure.  You might 
    want to have someone else with Esuna though, just in case something happens to 
    Minwu. 
    
    From here, you can prepare your party how you want. Note that Soul of Rebirth 
    was meant to be a lot harder then the main game, so don't level too much.
    
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #4: Ultima Weapon
    Location: Chamber of the Soul
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 15000       |  MP:  500        |
    ATK: 150        |  ACC: 9-100      |  DEF: 190        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 0-0                           |
    Treasures: None
    
    This is an optional fight in Soul of Rebirth.  Looking at the monsters HP, 
    attack, and defense, you can tell it is going to be a long, intense fight. 
    Unless you have spent a long time powering up, do not expect to be able to 
    defeat this boss. Defeating the Ultima Weapon gives you access to the Ultima 
    Tome.
    
    With Protect, and the best base armor you bought from Machanon, expect the 
    bosses physical attacks to do over 1500 damage a hit.  If everyones HP total 
    is not over that, you are probably not going to have a good chance of winning 
    this battle. And with 15,000 HP you need to be as strong as you can to beat 
    the boss, as well as be able to outlast him. Fortunately, he does not absorb 
    your life like some of the more annoying enemies at the end of the normal 
    game.  Unfortunately, you have no Blood Swords to take his HP down quickly. 
    
    Note that along with his high defense (190 :O!) he has resistance to all three 
    elemental spells, as well as Poison, Death, Mind, and Matter.  
    
    So >.> with our pitiful stats, how do we beat him? Well. . . We spend a long 
    time levelling first.  Minwu who almost definitely has the lowest HP should 
    always go in the back row. You should also save right before you fight, and in 
    case you dont think you can win, you can do it to the best advantage you can 
    get.  You always want to try and start with a Pre-emptive attack, so you have 
    a turn to cast Protect and Berserk (or/and Haste) on your characters without 
    fear of retaliation.
    
    Other then his physical attacks, Ultima Weapon likes to use spells Earthquake 
    X for around 180 damage to all members, and Flare XVI (the same spell the 
    final boss of the base game used) for around 750-900 to a single member. Cast 
    Shell to help reduce damage, but do no cast Osmose or Sap type spells, you 
    actually want him to use magic. Ultima Weapon has other area spells, but they 
    all do around the same damage as Earthquake X.
    
    This battle will be managable as long as Ultima Weapon sticks with his area 
    attacks over his physical attacks. His physical attacks are clearly the most 
    devasatating thing that the Ultima Weapon can do to your party. If he sticks 
    with magic, you'll be fine as long as you have built your magic skills up.  
    
    Expect this battle to take a long, long, long time.  Because even with Berserk 
    on your attacks will do very little damage (if any). You will need to cast at 
    least 4 rounds of Berserk on your attacker to make him do any decent damage at 
    all. Spells like Holy and Flare are the best way to damage Ultima weapon, and 
    even they are quite weakened against the monstrosity.
    
    If you are still having trouble after levelling and levelling, and hes only 
    usiong magic attacks, then I might suggest getting a few Poison axes.  You get 
    those from the Beast Devils in the Unknown Cave.  Beast Devils are most often 
    found on the waterfall screen where the Tome seller resides.  These weapons 
    tend to do the most damage to Ultima Weapon, if you can get them, and have 
    someone with axe levelled decently (it doesnt take long).
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    Note: If you are able to defeat the Ultima weapon you will be able to defeat 
    the rest of the bosses in the final area of Soul of Rebirth, hopefully. As 
    long as you have the items, and spell levels you shouldn't have trouble. 
    Remember to consult your Bestiary to see what monsters drop weapons and armor 
    that are worthwhile to your cause, you need all you can get.
    
    I highly suggest getting 4 Diamond Curiasses from the Orukat's, as well as 
    other Diamond gear from the Chaos Riders (who are much either then their 
    breathen who inhabited the normal games final dungeon). Lamia Matriarch's drop 
    Thunder Spear's and Ribbons if you get lucky, and Chimera Brains drop Cat's 
    Claws.  Theres more you can get, but thats just a minor guide to help you.  If 
    you are lucky enough to encounter a few Black Dragons (and strong enough to 
    defeat them with ease) you can fight them off to recieve the stronger Dragon 
    Armor's.  Black Dragons also drop Holy Lances for Ricard, a nice upgrade (and 
    secondary weapon once he gets his Wyvern Lance).
    
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #5: Black Dragon
    Location: Unknown Palace, 5F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 5000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 8-100      |  DEF: 180        |
    EVA: 1-75       |  MDF: 8-40       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Dragon Armor, Holy Lance, Dragon Shield, Black Garb, Hermes' Shoes
    
    The final Dragon-in-a-box, the Black Dragon is the king of them all, kinda@@.
    The box contains the Wyvern Lance, Ricard's ultimate weapon.
    
    You might have fought Black Dragons as a normal random encounter on the way 
    here. Black Dragons are very powerful, using both magical attacks and physical 
    attacks strongly, unlike many of their predesessors.  As always in Dragon 
    battles, cast Protect on the first round, as the Black Dragon has an attack of 
    180. That 180 attack can lead to criticals of 1700 damage to a character with 
    low Stamina (ouch :X). The Black Dragon also has the ability to cast Flare 
    XVI, like many bosses in the final Soul of Rebirth dungeon. This spell does 
    from 800-1000 damage to a single character, so be absolutely sure someone is 
    healing every round or people will die. 
    
    Unfortunately, the Black Dragon does not have any particular weaknesses.  He 
    has a very high 180 defense, so physical attacks will be worthless.  To break 
    through 180 defense at this point, you need to cast multiple layers of the 
    Berserk spell.  With multiple layers cast (it usually takes around 2-3 rounds) 
    you will be able to break through the Black Dragon's defense decently. 
    
    The spells Holy and Flare work very well on the Black Dragon, though any high 
    level magic you prefer does. Because he has no particular resistances, you 
    might want to try for a one-hit kill if you desire.
    
    Compared to battles like Lucifer later on in this dungeon, this is an easy 
    battle. Better get used to fighting this guy, you'll probably fight at least 3-
    4 more of them on your trip to the bottom.
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #6: Yamatano Orochi
    Location: Unknown Palace, 5F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 8000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 160        |  ACC: 9-100      |  DEF: 190        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Elixir, Phoenix Down, Life Tome, Holy Tome, Flare Tome
    
    This battle is much like the Tiamat battle in the normal game, except Yamatano 
    Orochi has higher stats and HP.  She (I am referring to Yamatono Orochi as a 
    she, because Tiamat is female) has an extremely high defense of 190, so expect 
    to either spend abour 4 turns casting Berserk on one character to cause 
    physical damage, or for physical damage to be worthless.
    
    Before this battle, I suggest going to get the Wyvern Lance, which is just a 
    few steps away in the door to the right of Yamatono Orochi.  This is the 
    strongest weapon possible for Ricard, and will help his damage considerably.  
    There is only a normal monster-in-a-box encounter, no boss, for the Wyvern 
    Lance.
    
    Like Tiamat, Yamatano Orochi likes to use area attacks, but she also has an 
    attack of 160.  Use Protect on the first round, as always. With Protect her 
    attacks will still do 1200 damage or so.  Her Thunderbolt XVI attack does 
    around 60 to all members (which is not much compared to the normal monsters in 
    this dungeon). She also has Poison Gas XVI, which does from 50-150 to all 
    members. She also has access to other breath spells.  Unfortunately, Yamatano 
    tends to use her physical attacks more then Tiamat did.
    
    Spells like Flare and Holy are the best ways to damage Yamatano Orochi, but 
    they need to be high levelled to do much damage.  Also a two-three times 
    Berserked up Wyvern Lance works wonders on her. Note that you should not cast 
    any type of elemental spell (Poison, Ice, Lightning, Fire) of Yamatono, or she 
    will absorb it to gain HP back. Because of this, the only type of spells I 
    suggest are the ones mentioned above (Holy, Flare, Ultima).
    
    If you were able to defeat Ultima Weapon before this, then you should have no 
    trouble with Yamatano Orochi. Other then her physical attack, she has nothing 
    devasating going for her, fortunately.
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #7: Lucifer
    Location: Unknown Palace, 5F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 10000       |  MP:  540        |
    ATK: 160        |  ACC: 9-100      |  DEF: 190        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: White Robe, Mythril Mirror, Spider's Silk, Saint's Spirit, Wind 
    Flute
    
    Lucifer must be treated a lot like Astaroth.  Unfortunately, he is much 
    stronger then Astaroth, and has more HP. You also have no Blood Swords to make 
    it easy this time.
    
    Like before, you'll be safe as long as Lucifer casts magic.  If you fought 
    Astaroth in the first game, you remember that his physical attacks do massive 
    amounts of damage, more then his physical attack power would show, as well as 
    drain your HP and add to his. He had a permanent Blood Sword effect going for 
    him. Lucifer also likes to use debuffing spells like Blind XVI often.  Thats 
    actually what you want, but make sure you keep an Esuna ready, in case it gets 
    on your physical attacker.
    
    If Minwu is not in the back row, you should put him there now, as with anyone 
    else you will not be having attacking physically.  You want your characters 
    taking the least damage as possible in this battle, so Lucifer gets little HP 
    from you. Protect helps a little bit, but not much. Have someone cast Berserk 
    on your physical attacker 3-4 times (or more, depending on how quickly you'd 
    like to kill off Lucifer) and you should be able to break his defense 
    physically.  High level Holy spells work very well on Lucifer, as does Flare.
    
    This battle will pretty much be you damaging Lucifer, and him gaining HP back, 
    over and over again.  As long as you can keep doing more then around 2000 
    damage a round (which he gains per physical attack) then you can win this 
    battle.  If Lucifer starts using physical attacks only though, this battle 
    might become quite difficult. The only thing I suggest then is more Berserk on 
    your attacker, and curing every round.  If he starts using physical attacks 
    only, sometimes he will completely overpower you with his criticals, and 
    regain full HP before you can outdamage it back.  You might have to reset at 
    this point, so you do not exhaust your supplies more then you need to. 
    
    Lastly, note that Lucifer is resistant to Fire, Ice, and Lightning.  Those 
    spells will be rather worthless on him. Lucifer is probably the hardest of 
    these bosses only because of his HP drain abilities. 
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #8: Steel Giant
    Location: Unknown Palace, 6F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 6500        |  MP:  540        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 12-100     |  DEF: 200        |
    EVA: 0-0        |  MDF: 14-100     |
    Gil: 3000-15000                    |
    Treasures: Genji Helm, Genji Gloves, Genji Armor, Excalibur, Aegis Shield
    
    The Steel Giant has the lowest HP of any boss in the Unknown Palace, but he 
    has the highest attack power.  Cast Protect immediately.
    
    The Steel Giant, as you might expect, prefers physical attacks.  With an 
    attack power of 180, he doesn't need much else.  That's a full 20 points 
    higher then the other bosses in the Palace.  He also has the other bosses 
    defense, making him hard to dent physically.  You need to use two or three 
    rounds of Berserk to make much of a dent in the Steel Giants thick armor. 
    Oddly, sometimes the Steel Giant likes to use spells like Flare XVI as well as 
    his attacks, this spell does around 600-800 to a single member. Fortunately, 
    the Steel Giant is very slow and will have his turn after all of your members, 
    most likely.
    
    The Steel Giant is very very weak to Thunder Based attacks.  Hopefully at this 
    point, two or three of your characters have the Thunder spell at at least 
    level 5 or 6.  If Scott has his Wild Rose, and a high level Thunder spell, he 
    can do over 2500 per casting (the Wild Rose maxes out his Intelligence and 
    Strength).  Any other Thunder spell over level 5 should do at least 1000 
    damage.  If you have two people with access to Thunder, then this battle goes 
    quickly.  
    
    If only one person has access to Thunder spells (Scott most likely, as when 
    Soul of Rebirth started, his Thunder was at level 4) then you have two 
    choices.  One is to let him focus on attacking with Thunder spells while 
    everyone else focuses on healing and keeping alive.  The second if the same 
    double or triple Berserk casting on a Physical attacker strategy.  I prefer 
    the Thunder strategy in this battle, as it tends to end the battle faster. 
    
    Note that the Steel Giant absorbs Fire spells, and is resitant to Ice, Body, 
    Death, Mind, and Matter. Even if you have Flare and Holy (or Ultima) up at 
    high levels, Thunder is still the best way to go in this battle.
    
    PS: You might want to save right before this battle.  The Steel Giant drops 
    some -excellent- items that your party might need.  
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    Soul of Rebirth Boss #9: Beelzebub Soul
    Location: Unknown Palace, 6F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP: 8000        |  MP:  450        |
    ATK: 160        |  ACC: 9-100      |  DEF: 190        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 8-70       |
    Gil: 15000-15000                   |
    Treasures: Black Robe, Betrayal Fang, Hermes' Shoes, Sage's Wisdom, Gaia Drum
    
    With the final optional boss we come to fight in the Unknown Palace comes, 
    once again, the Beezlebub.
    
    As always, cast Protect on your first turn to reduce damage from Beezlebubs 
    160 attack power.  Beezlebub is weak to fire magic and fire magic only, and 
    that is the best way to damage him.  Like the Steel Giant, any fire spell 
    decently levelled should do the trick on damaging him. Also like the Steel 
    Giant (and every other boss in the Unknown Palace)  Beezlebub likes to use 
    Flare XVI for 800-1000 damage to a single member of your party.  
    
    Your fire spells (level 5 and higher work best) should do around 1000 damage.  
    Scott with the Wild Rose weapon works best, because it caps his Intelligence 
    off at maximum.  His Fire spells should do well over 2500 damage if properly 
    levelled. Hopefully, you have someone else with Fire levelled as well, so they 
    can do another 1000 a round.  If not, then its still possible to damage 
    Beezlebub with multiple castings of Berserk (2-3) and very strong physical 
    attacks.
    
    Strangely enough, when Beezlebub is not physically attacking or using Flare 
    XVI, he likes to buff himself up with Blink type spells.  Very interesting, 
    and odd.  @@;; Also note that Beezlebub Soul absorbs Lightning and is 
    resistant to Lightning, Ice, Body, Poison, Death, Mind, and Matter.
    
    This is a strangely easy boss battle if you have your spells levelled 
    properly.  If not, expect it to take some time.  Keep your HP over 1500 at all 
    times (strangely low, as normally physical attacks do more damage then that) 
    and you should be fine.
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    Soul of Rebirth Final Boss
    Location: Unknown Palace, 10F
    Party: Minwu, Scott, Josef, Ricard
    Status:
    HP:  25000      |  MP:  540        |
    ATK: 180        |  ACC: 9-100      |  DEF: 220        |
    EVA: 1-80       |  MDF: 16-70      |
    Gil: 0-0                           |
    Treasures: None
    
    Note: Before the battle, any characters you wont have physically attacking 
    (such as Minwu, and perhaps Scott) put in the back row to lower the physical 
    damage done to them. I actually had Josef in the back row because he just kept 
    casting Berserk on Ricard.  Odd yes, but it worked.  The less physical damage 
    done to a character, the less chance of being one-hit, and the less HP the 
    final boss will heal.
    
    Supposedly the hardest boss in the game (though not really >.>), the Final 
    Boss of Soul of Rebirth should play out much like the final boss of the 
    original game, without the Blood Swords (ouch!).  The Final boss has 25000 HP, 
    and 220 defense, meaning this battle is going to take a long, long time. Also, 
    remember that this boss likes to cast Dispel XVI quite often, so if you multi 
    cast Berserk, it might only last a few rounds, but those few rounds are better 
    then none.  Dont't let up on it! Actually, I've noticed this boss likes to 
    cast Dispel quite a bit more then the normal final boss, and casts it 2 or 
    three turns in a row.
    
    As with the previous final boss, the main problem (as with Lucifer/Astaroth) 
    is that with each physical attack, he drains a bit of your HP for his own. >.> 
    ok not a bit. You need to be able to do at least 3000 damage a round to 
    sufficiently damage the final boss to stop him from healing. The Final bosses 
    physical attacks, like before, are far more devasating then his magical 
    attacks, and are easily capable of one-hitting your characters if your party 
    is weak.
    
    The final boss is resistant to most spell types, so spells like Holy, and 
    Flare (which should be rather built up at this point) work best on him. A good 
    level 10 casting of Holy or Flare should do around 1000 damage to the final 
    boss.  If you can get off Berserk for a few levels without the final boss 
    Dispelling it, you should be able to do 2000 total. Hopefully you will have a 
    good head start on damage by the time he starts physically attacking.
    
    Note that because the final boss has such a large array of attacks (like 
    Blind, Curse, and whatnot) as well as Flare XVI (as all bosses at this level 
    do) it is quite hard to predict what he will do next.  Sometimes, the boss 
    will sue a lot of physical attacks, and sometimes he will use none at all.  
    Hopefully, you will fight him when he uses very little physical attacks, or 
    none at all (which I got lucky a few times and did).  If he uses a lot of 
    physical attacks, the battle becomes very difficult, especially if he starts 
    teaming it with Dispels that stick often. You might need to reset if this 
    happens, and try again. 
    
    Otherwise, I suggest treating this battle like a Lucifer/Astaroth battle where 
    the boss has quite a bit more HP then it seems because he keeps draining it 
    back. 
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    Well, after you beat the final boss, watch the real, complete ending to the 
    game.  Congratulations^^
    
    
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    Thank you for reading my guide.  It has taken a lot of effort writing out this 
    guide, and I hope you have enjoyed it, or that it has helped you in some 
    manner. 
    
    If you are still stuck after all I have written here, you can Email me at 
    ereekairyn@yahoo.com for help.  I am busy in real life, and may be a bit 
    slow in replying though. 
    
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    Credit:
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    I took no information from anyone to make this guide, at the moment at least. 
    
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    1.0: Completely Finished with main guide.
    Version 1.1, November 27th 2005: Thanks to christoph771@comcast.net for
    pointing out a huge mistake in my guide itself. I fixed it.  The transition
    from .rtf to .txt messed the guide up pretty badly.  Sorry everyone!
    
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    Thanks:
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    As always, dearest wishes to:
    
    Envi, Mirro, Alexei
    
    With love.
    
    Copyright 2005 Stephanie Nutter

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