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    Boss FAQ by Shotgunnova

    Version: Toph | Updated: 10/18/06 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    BOSS GUIDE (c) Shotgunnova (P. Summers) 
    shotgunnova (at) gmail (dot) com
    ASCII courtesy of the ASCII Generator
    
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    INDEX
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    01) Fire Claw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Waterbending Village]
    02) Bomb Samurai  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Fire Nation Prison]
    03) Consul of Omashu  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Omashu Palace Secret Exit]
    04) Fire Claw II  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Four Paw Island Sacred Caverns]
    05) Dual Drill Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Four Paw Island Sacred Caverns]
    06) Dual Drill Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Fire Nation Fortress]
    07) Dual Drill Tank (Pt. II)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Fire Nation Fortress]
    08) Maker's Avatar  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  [Fire Nation Fortress]
    09) Frequently Asked Questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    10) Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    
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    01) FIRE CLAW -- Waterbending Village
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    This baddie is mounted into the path by two huge claws and has a penchant for
    shooting fireballs at the party. Use Sokka's Boomerang to dislodge its claws
    from the ice, then when it's flashing white (such a vulnerable color!), use
    the Avatar's Air Strike skill to slap it around. This thing can eat a lot of
    attacks, so it shouldn't take Aang more than three go-'rounds to turn this
    automaton into scrap.
    
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    02) BOMB SAMURAI -- Fire Nation Prison
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    He'll throw bombs in the center of the room and the third one will be a larger
    one and take longer to detonate. Air Blast it into him to make him see stars,
    then Air Strike him to deal the real damage. After the first successful Air
    Strike on him, he throws more bombs than usual before you can attack him again,
    but the strategy remains the same.
    
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    03) CONSUL OF OMASHU -- Omashu Palace Secret Exit
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    The Consul will stand on the center rock and make rock spires come up under the
    party, trailing them. He'll also send big, washer-type rocks at the party, with
    increasing effect as he's damaged. When he tries to crush the party with the
    large rock, lure him onto a vent and use Air Vent to knock him off. Hit him at
    this time (preferably with the club, which does more damage than Air Strike).
    He'll then begin running around the center platform. Since he always stays at
    the side you're not on, you can "control" his movements some. Use Sokka's
    Circle Throw skill and lure him into its path; when he's hit, he's vulnerable.
    Repeat as necessary.
    
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    04) FIRE CLAW -- Four Paw Island Sacred Caverns
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    This guy's back again for more punishment. Hit the left claw normally and use
    the Circle Throw boomerang to dislodge his other claw. You'll have to aim well
    for this one, but you can accomplish it easier by finding the nearest "swirly"
    mark on the stones and throwing from there. When both claws are unhooked, use
    the Club/Air Strike to deal some damage. Repeat as necessary.
    
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    05) DUAL DRILL TANK -- Four Paw Island Sacred Caverns
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    This tank corners Aang by his lonesome, so you'll have to make do. Dodge the
    drills -- which come from one wall initially, and then from two later on -- and
    wait for the two main drills to fire left into the wall. This dislodges some of
    the rocks; Air Blast 'em into the drill to make it back up.
    
    As it backs up, in the north, there is a little alcove Aang can High Jump into.
    Quickly vault up there and get on top of the tank and use Air Vent on its top,
    which sends it reeling. Three Air Vents does the trick.
    
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    06) DUAL DRILL TANK -- Fire Nation Fortress
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    You'll have to outrun this thing to "win," and dilly-dallying means you die!
    Hit the switch and head around through the gate.
    
    [PUZZLE #1]
    
    Air Blast the spiked container north and flip it over. Air Blast it east, Ice
    Bridge across the water, then fill up the container and exit right. Continue
    to...
    
    [PUZZLE #2]
    
    You're lucky time "stops" while you IceBridge, huh? Either way, make a zig-zag
    path near the spiked container and cross. Make an Ice Bridge up the thin line
    of water by the spiked container and quickly Air Blast it across onto the pad.
    Now, posthaste, IceBridge across (right) from the southern part to the opened
    gate.
    
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    07) DUAL DRILL TANK (Pt. II) -- Fire Nation Fortress
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    This boss is back for a chase. Remember: hitting its spinning drills kills all
    party members. Hit the switch with the boomerang and go left.
    
    [PUZZLE #1]
    
    Ice Bridge the water between the broken dock so it forms a perfect 2x4 path.
    Air Blast the spiked container south, right, up, then right across to the
    switch. Waterbend into it and the switch depresses, letting you continue right
    into...
    
    [PUZZLE #2]
    
    Push the water container up once and continue right. This buys you some time.
    As you run, switch to Sokka.
    
    [PUZZLE #3]
    
    Bomb the boulder and club the three, then quickly switch to Aang and Air Blast
    the eastern upside-down crate onto the Air Vent. Waterbend the water from the
    spiked crate into the empty one, then Air Blast it north. QUICKLY go down to
    the water's southern edge and do a "L"-shaped block rotated 90 degrees
    clockwise and pull it. You can actually pull it as the drill comes and still
    beat it, so don't worry (I think the game goes a little slower then). Pull it
    east until it's on the switch and hightail it through the gate. Congrats, the
    drill is now history and you can put it behind you.
    
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    08) MAKER'S AVATAR -- Fire Nation Fortrss
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    If even one person dies here, it's game over -- try to go slow and steady!
    The turn order is always Aang --> Katara --> Sokka, and when one finishes their
    section of the beast, they're skipped. Aang is the last person.
    
    [AANG'S PORTION]
    
    This bad boy is an elemental control center, and can shoot fire and ice beams
    at you. One side arcs towards you, then the other side arcs towards you, then
    they do a combined attack -- stay in the middle for the former. To defeat the
    furnace part, use Aang to Air Blast into its open "mouth" pipe. In fact, you
    can keep Air Blasting into it during all attacks but the fireball it shoots
    from its furnace (at least for the first part). After awhile, its boilerplate
    covers the furnace and you'll switch to Katara.
    
    After enough damage, the arcs will shoot farther across the screen -- take
    refuge in the lower left and right corners. When Aang's part is the only one
    left, the beams will move in an arcing fashion in tandem -- dodge it like you
    have been doing and watch out, folks. Also, it will make an "X" with the beam
    duo in the middle of the screen, so stick to the extreme side of either wall
    to dodge.
    
    [KATARA'S PORTION]
    
    Katara will have a continuous air blast on her, pushing her left. You'll need
    to go right, dodging the rocks tosses at you (easily dodged) and make an Ice
    Bridge towards it fiery exhaust pipe. Water Whip it and you'll switch to her
    brother.
    
    After enough damage, two rocks will fall in a pattern. Move all the way to
    the bottom, all the way to the top, then middle and make the Ice Bridge. Wait
    for the opening and Water Whip the exhaust pipe to switch off. Katara's part
    ends when the pipe crumples inward.
    
    [SOKKA'S PORTION}
    
    Boomerang the closed exhaust pipe here and dodge the simplistic falling 
    boulder set: three on top, three on middle, three on bottom. After enough
    damage, you'll switch back to Aang.
    
    After enough damage, the boulders fall in a pattern that circles the peremeter
    of the small field Sokka occupies. Still easy to dodge. Sokka's portion ends
    when the closed pipe crumples inward.
    
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    09) Frequently Asked Questions
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    [Q] - Why didn't you add in the rock-thrower, gun tank, and water drills!?
    [A] - They're minor enemies, and not bosses, but if you want to know how to
          beat them, I'll tell you:
    
          ROCK THROWER --> Use boomerang repeatedly
          GUN TANK ------> Lure onto vent and use Air Vent on other vent to upturn
          WATER DRILL ---> Waterbend (Water Shift) out of drill to another source
    
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    10) Updates                                                              [UPD1]
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    10-18-06              +Added to GameFAQs
    
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