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    Boss FAQs
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    Final Fantasy II (NES)
    Square
    
    by Nick Andujo (Psilite)
    E-mail: latinolove_77@yahoo.com
    Yahoo IM: latinolove_77
    AIM: NRA77
    Copyright 2005
    Version 1.1
    
    
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    1) Introduction
    
    2) Boss FAQs
    
       2.1) Main Enemies
    
       2.2) Other Bosses and Enemies
    
    3) Credits & Other Info.
    
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    6/27/05 (Version 1.0): The first version of this guide!
    
    6/29/05 (Version 1.0): All I did was added in legal copyrights and another
    website with legal permission to host my FAQ.
    
    8/5/05 (Version 1.1): Reorganized the ASCII of the enitre FAQ making it look 
    much better than it was before. I also added in the Iron Giant to the "Other
    Bosses and Enemies" section along with many other errors I fixed.
    
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    Hola todos, and welcome to my Final Fantasy II Boss FAQs! I'm specifically 
    making this FAQs to help out anyone that has trouble with the bosses of the
    classic RPG FFII. Well, it really might be somewhat subjective weather you
    think this game is hard or not, but if you think so, I'm here to help! I've
    also included some of the major bosses you fight when opening treasure chests,
    and even just some random encounter enemies you should just watch out for. An
    additional part I have also included in this FAQs is how to get/accomplish any
    recommended prerequisites involving weapons, spells, character development etc.
    Statistically, this is the third FAQs I've created, I've created two more in 
    the past before I started with this one, though the first one of my FAQs wasn't
    all too good in comparison with the others duplicate FAQs for the specific game
    I was aiming for. My second one is still under construction at the moment, and
    will hopefully be accepted after the additional information I add to it. Also,
    if you wish to use my FAQs on your website, or have any other questions, see 
    the "Credits & Other Info" section of this FAQs. Anyway, without further ado, 
    lets get it on!
    
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    Alright, we shall now get on with the Boss FAQs now, and I've also included 
    different strategies for each of these bosses. These Bosses will be in 
    Alphabetical order, so if you are looking for a certain boss, don't bother
    looking in chronological order. You could also just simply press Ctrl+F to find
    which boss you are looking for, anyway, here's the format I'll use to explain
    the FAQs of each boss:
    
    
    Name: Enemy's name.
    HP: Enemy's HP.
    MP: Enemy's MP (if any).
    Attack: Numerical attack value.
    Attack Statistics: Average attack count, accuracy (ex: 8, 75%).
    Defense: Numerical defensive value.
    Evasion: Percentage based evasion.
    Magic Defense: Numerical magic defense, magic resistance (ex: 16, 99%).
    Weaknesses: (if any) This could mean from elemental weaknesses to any other
                weakness this enemy has.
    Difficulty: This could be somewhat subjective here, but it's pretty much for
                you to get the idea of how hard this enemy is/could be. It's also
                scaled out of 10 (ex: 7/10).
    
    Description/Comments: How the enemy looks, or any history is might have, as 
                          well as my comments on it.
    
    Strategy: How to beat this enemy for those of you who need the help. I may 
              also have more than one strategy here, so pick which ever one suits
              you the best if there is more than one.
    
    *Also, as a side note, I will refer to the characters Firion, Maria, Gus etc.
    as warrior, magic-user etc. because of the customizing battle system, which
    means your team might differ from mine or any others.*
    
    
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    Name: Adamantoise
    HP: 450
    MP: 0
    Attack: 50
    Attack Statistics: 2, 75%
    Defense: 60
    Evasion: 0%
    Magic Defense: 1, 50%
    Weaknesses: Ice
    Difficulty: 3.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: A huge tortoise that has a hard shell, and is pretty
    resistant to physical attacks. The Adamantoise is a very common enemy in the 
    FF series, if you've played any other FF game, you should know by now.
    
    Strategy: Well, try not to hesitate too much when you are fight this boss.
    First off, simply make sure you have a decent amount of Max HP/endurance, as
    well as having up-to-date equipment on. Now, when you go to battle, don't rely
    too much on your physical attacks, but rather on your magical attacks, and
    your defense. Make sure you know the spell Ice at a decent level, and have your
    magic-user repeatedly use it. If you have the weapon the Ancient Sword, you can
    also just have your swordsmen attack with it to possibly cast a curse on this 
    boss making it easier to physically attack him. Then, this boss should down in
    a short while.
    
    
    Name: Barrel Worm
    HP: 2000
    MP: 0
    Attack: 120
    Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
    Defense: 100
    Evasion: 10%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    Description/Comments: A huge blue worm that has a decent attack value, and 
    looks like your average worm in this game. Nothing extremely special I'll
    tell you right now, but just known for it's physical properties, and that's
    just about it.
    
    Strategy: Before getting into battle, try to make sure you have Gareth equal or
    more less the same overall strength as the rest of your party members. Now, 
    once in battle, just have your normal attacks attack, and have any magic-user 
    use primarly defense magic, or have him/her cast offensive stat raising magic. 
    You can use black magic with this character, but it might not be as effective 
    as the magic I described beforehand. If you get in trouble (again... if you 
    do), just try not to worry about it, and go on as you were, or concentrate more
    on your defense rather than your offense.
    
    
    Name: Behemoth
    HP: 1620
    MP: 0
    Attack: 85
    Attack Statistics: 3, 95%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 40%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 7/10
    
    Description/Comments: You should already know how this enemy looks like, this 
    is a very common enemy in the FF series as well as many other games. Meh, it's 
    a large beast-like monster that doesn't look too friendly, and has an excellent
    reputation at fighting offensively, so it would be best just not to try 
    anything stupid while fight it.
    
    Strategy: Before you encounter this enemy, try to make sure you are 100% (or 
    close to) so you won't have any serious trouble with this boss. Now, in battle,
    just go for the physical attacks since his defense is probably the weakest stat
    he may have. Though, at the same time, watch your defense as well because he 
    has an formidable physical attack, and you wouldn't want anyone dying, or being
    near death having another issue on your hand. It would be best to have your 
    magic-user cast spells like shield, so your defense can be better, and also 
    make sure you have those spells at a decent level so they can be accurate, and 
    not close to useless. Just keep at this enemy, and he should go down in a 
    decent amount of time.
    
    
    Name: Borghen
    HP: 240
    MP: 20
    Attack: 25
    Attack Statistics: 1, 75%
    Defense: 17
    Evasion: 40%
    Magic Defense: 3, 50%
    Weaknesses: Physical Stats
    Difficulty: 2.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: This is just your average pirate that is a little psycho,
    and imitates a laugh just like Kefka from FFVI, if you play the the remastered
    version. He actually looks just a little more important than your average 
    pirate, and is about as strong as your average pirate. So don't start bitting
    your nails when you unexpectedly fight him.
    
    Strategy: Meh, when you get into battle with this boss, odds are, you might not
    be 100% to begin with, but don't worry. Just simply charge at him, and just 
    ignore any attacks you might hit you with since they won't be known to get you
    in serious trouble. Keep this up and in a little while, Mr. Borghen should go
    down, and that's just about it!
    
    
    Name: Chimera
    HP: 640
    MP: 80
    Attack: 60
    Attack Statistics: 4, 75%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 50%
    Magic Defense: 3, 50%
    Weaknesses: HP (...possibly)
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    Description/Comments: Here we go again with this multiple, different headed 
    monster that is also known as a legend. This is used in many different FFs, as
    well as other different games, and mythology-like history/stories. Not a very
    underestimated monster anywhere, and should be approached with caution, as well
    as good defensive magical properties in pretty much every game.
    
    Strategy: Alright, get ready to possibly get blasted with fire all over your 
    face with this boss, but it's not meant to be very effective. Try to be 100%
    or so before getting into this battle, so you won't get into trouble in a 
    certain situation. Anyway, just simply use a 50/50 offensive, and defensive 
    style strategy by having the majority of your fighters attack, and the rest
    just to work on defense by magic or using items. Spells I'd recommend would 
    probably be shield and shell at a good level. Just got at this boss with your
    fighters, keep a good defense, and he should go down in a while actually with
    the amount of HP he has.
    
    
    Name: Emperor (First Fight)
    HP: 1290
    MP: 190
    Attack: 70
    Attack Statistics: 6, 80%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 65%
    Magic Defense: 4, 40%
    Weaknesses: Physical properties
    Difficulty: 4.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: Alright folks, this is the the enemy you've been hearing
    about in this game! This is the Emperor himself of Palamecia that masterminded
    the attack on your hometown of Phin/Fynn, time to settle the score. He looks 
    just like he does on the opening FMV of the Origins version, and looks to be 
    pretty tall as well. The way he is in this fight, you could have just easily 
    said that you've fought harder enemies.
    
    Strategy: Obviously, I don't think that you'll be 100% when you get into the 
    actual fight against the Emperor. You'll be fighting some of his little men
    beofre you get to him, and even be fighting some more of his monsters in the
    actual battle with him. So, before you encounter the Emperor, make sure you're
    in good shape (in other words, make sure fighting some of his men doesn't take
    too much out of you), and have some decent recovery items on just in case. Now,
    once you're just down to fighting the Emperor himself, just charge hard at him
    hard since he's got bad physical stats, and he should go down pretty quick.
    Are you now expecting another form to fight? Well... naw, I'll let you find out
    what happens next for yourself.
    
    
    Name: Emperor (Last Fight)
    HP: 10000
    MP: 540
    Attack: 180
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 210
    Evasion: 80%
    Magic Defense: 16, 70%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 9.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: This is it everyone! The last fight in this game! The
    Emperor is now back with PLENTY of vengeance on this battle! He looks much
    stronger than what he used to look, and it is absolutely not smart to attempt
    to underestimate him at all. This main villain has won the respect out of me
    through this battle, and forget all the other FF main villains when fighting
    this one. For any new RPG gamers, welcome to the way RPG villains used to be,
    and for any old-school gamers, welcome back to this generation!
    
    Strategy: I'd recommend before getting into battle with the Emperor for the
    last time, that you get the best equipment for your team. I'd also recommend
    that you have a swordsmen on your team (you should), and find the legendary
    Masamune (which is on the 4th floor of Pandaemonium in a treasure chest past
    a hidden passage on the far top right-hand corner of the floor). Also, you
    should have a sword called the Defender (which is found inside of the 
    Cyclone Castle) equipped with someone, weather it's the second weapon of your
    swordsmen, though I do recommend that, or just the weapon of one of you other
    party members. The Masamune is just extremely powerful, and the Defender just
    makes fighting battles easier, and makes the wielder less likely to receive 
    heavy damage. The Emperor attacks just like the undead do (unfortunately)
    draining your HP as he attacks, as well as piercing through your defense. 
    Anyway, also make sure your entire team has a formidable amount of HP, 
    endurance, strength etc, and also make sure if you plan on using magic on him,
    that your Magic is at level 16, or it won't be much use on him! Now, when you 
    get into battle with him, just have your warrior attack, and have everyone 
    else just just offensively support his strength in every way (using strength 
    enhancing items, casting Haste, Aura and/or Berserk etc.). Then, in the 
    second round, you'll be amazed at the damage your warrior takes on him, and 
    just have everyone else do what they would normally do in a regular boss 
    fight. Continue attacking the Emperor with your warrior, and he should go down
    with the massive damage dealt to him!... Congrats! You've beat The Game!
    
    
    Name: Fire Gigas
    HP: 1800
    MP: 240
    Attack: 100
    Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
    Defense: 100
    Evasion: 40%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: Ice
    Difficulty: 5.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: An extremely large giant that looks like he can wreslte
    in the WWE... well, we do need someone to get HHH out of the main event! 
    Anyway, this same gigas is back from FFI, and looks to be much stronger than
    he was, watch out though for his strength and defense.
    
    Strategy: Before getting into battle with this boss, make sure your team has
    a decent amount of physical defense, and have the spell Ice at a formitable
    level. When you get into battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast Ice
    on him, and then have you warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and
    this boss should go down in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in 
    any type of trouble, just make sure you have great leveled cure magic, and
    you should be just fine.
    
    
    Name: Gigan Rhino
    HP: 1140
    MP: 0
    Attack: 50
    Attack Statistics: 4, 85%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 60%
    Magic Defense: 6, 30%
    Weaknesses: Experience
    Difficulty: 2/10
    
    Description/Comments: Meh, I've fought this boss in a random encounter before
    I fought him as a boss. It just has the same rhino look as the Wild Horn does
    except it's in blue, and has more HP, and slightly stronger in stats.
    
    Strategy: Before the fight, just make sure you are decent enough to fight the
    random encounters around Mysidia, and you should be fine. In battle, just
    charge at him with your physical and magical attacks, and he should go down
    in a short amount of time. There, now wasn't that easy... right?
    
    
    Name: Gottos
    HP: 2000
    MP: 80
    Attack: 70
    Attack Statistics: 6, 90%
    Defense: 60
    Evasion: 65%
    Magic Defense: 5, 40%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 5/10
    
    Description/Comments: This boss has the looks of a chaotic berserker, and
    pretty much as the attitude of one as well. Something you must watch when
    fighting this boss is when it uses an item to enhance its strength. Not
    too much history on this boss though.
    
    Strategy: This guy isn't really as hard as you may think he is, but try to
    make use you are about 100% or so anyway. Make sure you have good physical
    defense magic at a decent level, because this boss will tend to raise his
    physical strength by using an item during battle. Now, have your usual
    warriors attack him, and if you plan on using magic, make sure your spells
    are about level 5 or higher to pretty much effect this boss. Also, try to
    have the spell Cure at a decent level just in case you get into any trouble
    or so. Just repeat the sequence I have above with your warriors and magic-
    users, and this boss should go down in a decent amount of time.
    
    
    Name: Ice Gigas
    HP: 2000
    MP: 140
    Attack: 120
    Attack Statistics: 7, 95%
    Defense: 120
    Evasion: 50%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: Fire
    Difficulty: 5.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: An extremely large-muscled giant that looks like he
    can participate in the World's Strongest Man competition! ...looks just like 
    The other gigases in this game, but different color. Anyway, this same gigas
    is back from FFI, and looks to be much stronger than he was, watch out though
    for his strength and defense.
    
    Strategy: Now, this boss is a little harder than the Fire Gigas, but you can
    still basically use the same strategy slightly adjusted: Before getting into 
    battle with this boss, make sure your team has a decent amount of physical 
    defense, and have the spell Fire at a formidable level. When you get into 
    battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast Fire on him, and then have 
    you warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and this boss should go 
    down in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in any type of trouble, 
    just make sure you have great leveled cure magic, and you should be just 
    fine.
    
    
    Name: Lamia Queen
    HP: 1290
    MP: 370
    Attack: 50
    Attack Statistics: 8, 95%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 7, 40%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 7/10
    
    Description/Comments: Remember Merilith from FFI? Well, this boss has a very
    similar look to Merilith, which is a half human/half snake like boss. This
    boss can really cause some trouble to you if you don't come into battle with
    the right precautions though.
    
    Strategy: Before battle, since you are in a town after all, you can just go
    ahead and sleep in the Inn to get to 100%, and/or go outside and save your
    game. Also, make sure you have the spell Esuna at a formidable level, because
    this boss will tend to use many status effect spells on you, or you can also
    carry items like a cross or antidote if your magic-user dies/gets very 
    effected. At the start of the battle, it would be best to go for your 
    physical attacks rather than magic due to its high magic defense. If some of
    your attacks aren't strong enough, have your not so powerful warriors
    concentrate on defense, and have your magic-users use offensive black magic
    like fire, ice, bolt etc.
    
    
    Name: Sergeant
    HP: 140
    MP: 10
    Attack: 35
    Attack Statistics: 2, 70%
    Defense: 25
    Evasion: 30%
    Magic Defense: 3, 50%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    Description/Comments: Just has that look of an ordinary soldier in FFII, that
    just wears heavy armor. In other FFs, you usually fight soldier-like enemies,
    though they usually have the appearance to match the nation they're from, or
    to go with the certain timeline of the game. This is the first beatable boss
    you fight in this game as well.
    
    Strategy: Before you get into this fight, make sure you have nice defense
    equipment, and also have pretty decent black magic. Now, during battle, you
    will probably notice that your physical attacks won't do much damage against
    this boss; therefore, have your magic-user use either fire, ice or bolt 
    against him to be able to damage him ignoring his physical defense. Now, this
    boss has a pretty formidable attack value for this time, so if you get in any
    type of trouble, have Mindu (you should have him around this time) use his
    recovery magic to get yourself leveled again. Just repeat this sequence, and
    this boss should go down with no trouble.
    
    
    Name: Shrieker
    HP: 540
    MP: 30
    Attack: 35
    Attack Statistics: 1, 80%
    Defense: 40
    Evasion: 60%
    Magic Defense: 4, 40%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 5.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: This is just a floating-like skull enemy with a little
    magic surrounding him. This is not a boss you have to seriously worry about
    when getting into battle, but just be in a decent state in terms of stats,
    magic, HP etc.
    
    Strategy: This is a boss that likes to use magic the majority of the time, if
    not, all the time. So, make sure you have a decent amount of HP, and maybe
    have the spell Shell at a decent level so you can target it on your entire
    team. When you start off in this battle, have your warriors just attack, and
    make sure you do NOT use black magic on him like fire, ice or bolt, or this
    enemy will absorb the damage. So, just have your magic-user defensively 
    support your warriors, and you should be just fine. Repeating this sequence,
    this boss should go down with little damage taken on behalf of this boss.
    
    
    Name: Thunder Gigas
    HP: 2500
    MP: 370
    Attack: 150 
    Attack Statistics: 8, 95%
    Defense: 150
    Evasion: 60%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: Poison
    Difficulty: 6/10
    
    Description/Comments: An extremely large-muscled giant that... well you get 
    the idea now, right? looks just like the other gigases in this game, but 
    different color. Anyway, this same gigas is back from FFI (again), and looks 
    to be much stronger than he was, watch out though for his strength and 
    defense.
    
    Strategy: Just fight this boss like you would fight the other 2 gigases you
    have fought, except with minor adjustments. Now, this is actually the hardest
    gigas of them all, so you might want to really concentrate on your defense as
    well as going more accurately on its weakness. Make sure you have the spell
    Poison at a decent level to do so pretty good damage on him with your magic-
    user, and also some defensive/recovery magic just in case you might find 
    some trouble with this boss. Anyway, just have your warriors attack this boss
    as well as having your magic-user repeatedly use the spell Poison (unless 
    that is, you get in trouble, but in this case just use defensive/recovery
    magic). Repeat this similar sequence, and this boss should be going down in
    a decent amount of time.
    
    
    Name: X8 Pirates
    HP: 45 (each)
    MP: 0
    Attack: 17
    Attack Statistics: 1, 60%
    Defense: 4
    Evasion: 30%
    Magic Defense: 2, 40%
    Weaknesses: HP, Defense, etc.
    Difficulty: 1/10
    
    Description/Comments: Just your average pirates that dwell on ships, with
    their swords, and other attire. Now, why am I including this as a boss?
    Well, if you remember from FFI, this was also a boss there, and was just
    about as easy as well. Therefore, I'll also include these pirates in this
    boss FAQs, and just in case anybody has trouble with them (I seriously hope
    not...).
    
    Strategy: Heh, before encountering these enemies, make sure your warriors
    have the ability to attack, and your magic-users have the ability to use
    magic. In other words, the random encounters you've fought beforehand
    should be much easier than this battle. All these pirates so is attack you
    for low damage, and you BETTER not have any trouble with this fight :). So,
    just have your warriors attack, and also have you magic-user use whatever
    magic you might need/want to level up. Just do this, and this enemy will
    go down depending on how quick you want them to go down.
    
    
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    Name: Astaroth
    HP: 7000
    MP: 540
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 180
    Evasion: 80%
    Magic Defense: 8, 70%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 9/10
    
    Description/Comments: Whoa, how very unlucky to run into an enemy like this
    one just because you wanted what was inside the treasure chest. This chest
    boss as the appearance of an angel-like enemy that doesn't look to possess
    holy powers. This treasure chest was found in Pandaemonium, so remember to
    watch what you open there...
    
    Strategy: Before opening this treasure chest and encountering this boss,
    I'd definitely recommend having High HP, endurance, strength, and just good
    stats in general. You can also try to have the Masamune + Defender 
    combination for your swordsmen (again, the Masamune is found in the 4th
    floor of Pandaemonium, and the Defender was found in the Palamecia Castle).
    This boss attacks just like the undead monsters do, draining your HP and 
    ignoring the majority, if not, all of your physical defense. In battle, make
    your swordsmen attack, and have you magic-user use spells like Berserk, Aura,
    and/or Haste at a formidable level on your swordsmen to aid his attacks. 
    Then, have the rest of your party do attack, or do whatever they do in boss 
    battles, unless however, you get into serious trouble, and then have them use
    any kind of recovery items which would be recommended for this battle. Now, 
    just go on with this sequence, and this boss should go down with all the 
    damage from your swordsmen. Though if you still have trouble with this boss,
    you can always upgrade your spells, stats, skills, etc. So keep at it, as 
    well as any other boss.
    
    
    Name: Beelzebub
    HP: 5000
    MP: 450
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 180
    Evasion: 80%
    Magic Defense: 8, 70%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: Don't really let the name throw you off too much, this
    boss has the appearance of a skeleton-like beetle or so. The name Beelzebub 
    is actually another name for the dark angel himself, which I shouldn't really
    be talking about right now. Anyway, this is a nice and formidable boss for a
    Pandaemonium treasure chest boss, and try not to trip out too much with this
    boss as well.
    
    Strategy: Alright, make sure you have good stats all over before opening this
    chest in the Pandaemonium, as well as high leveled magic. This boss may look
    like he's undead, but he really isn't, so you don't have to worry about your
    HP getting drained as he attacks. Anyway, at the start of this battle, just
    have your usual warriors attack, and if have your magic-user support them by
    either casting Haste, Aura, Berserk, Shield etc, and if you do intend to use 
    black magic and/or any other offensive magic, make sure the spell is at level
    8 or above. If you just keep this sequence up, you should really not have too
    much trouble taking down this boss, and you can also carry items for just for
    emergency as well to help your chances if you do get into serious trouble.
    
    
    Name: Blue Dragon
    HP: 3500
    MP: 240
    Attack: 180
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 150
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 8, 40%
    Weaknesses: Poison
    Difficulty: 7.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: Looks just like the other dragons in this game except
    for its blue color (obviously). Though the color is usually the sign of its
    own weakness, which is actually (like the others again) pretty useful to use
    against him. These different dragons are used in many of the older FFs, and
    also in many other games since this type of enemy is very common in most 
    games.
    
    Strategy: Again, fight this dragon like you would fight the others if you 
    have fought them with a slight adjustment which we will go over. The slight
    difference is upgrading your characters in terms of stats, HP, equipment etc,
    slightly more than what you usually would have them in a regular dragon
    fight. Also again, have the spell Poison at a formidable level since this is
    this dragon's weakness, which will positively effect your chances at winning.
    Anyway, once you get into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Poison 
    repeatedly, and have your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss 
    situation. If you get into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't 
    hurt to have your magic-user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that
    you have stock, which I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As 
    long as you keep a good offense and defense in that battle, this dragon 
    should go down.
    
    
    Name: Captain
    HP: 750
    MP: 30
    Attack: 60
    Attack Statistics: 6, 80%
    Defense: 50
    Evasion: 60%
    Magic Defense: 4, 50%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 5-9/10
    
    Description/Comments: Again, just has that look of an ordinary soldier in 
    FFII, that just wears heavy armor. In other FFs, you usually fight soldier-
    like enemies, though they usually have the appearance to match the nation 
    they're from, or to go with the certain timeline of the game. Anyway, you
    might ask why I included this enemy here as a boss. Well, as you also look
    at the adjustable difficulty, you can fight this enemy from the beginning
    to the middle of the game in your invaded hometown of Phin/Fynn. This can
    be a very challenging enemy when you're weak, but he's beatable, and you
    also might get some neat equipment such as the Flame Bow, Gold Armor etc.
    
    Strategy: Now, before encountering this enemy, make sure you "Save your game"
    before getting into battle! This will be a challenging enemy that doesn't
    hesitate to kill your party members with one it! Make sure you have very good
    stats overall as well as HP, and strong magic with your magic-user. Also,
    have very strong equipment on, and depending on how far you are, I'd 
    definitely recommend having the Ancient Sword with your swordsmen (found in
    the Ice Cavern) since it has a pretty good chance of automatically casting
    the spell Curse on the enemy after striking. As a note, also make sure you
    have massive recovery magic at formidable levels. Anyway, in battle, make
    sure you have your swordsmen attack with the Ancient Sword and HOPE he puts
    a curse on him, and have you magic-user(s) go to defense by casting Shield.
    If you are able to curse this boss, just attack with your warriors, and use
    black offensive magic with your magic-users. If you get into serious trouble
    during this fight, you might want to start over, go to recovery, or keep on
    fighting. Don't worry if you lose, you can always just keep on training your
    characters, and continue to have a better chance against him. If you are able
    to take him down once, you might receive a great item that will benefit you,
    and if you beat him once, you can do it again and keep on getting stronger.
    
    
    Name: Death Rider
    HP: 1290
    MP: 0
    Attack: 120
    Attack Statistics: 8, 85%
    Defense: 120
    Evasion: 70%
    Magic Defense: 5, 70%
    Weaknesses: Fire, HP (possibly)
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: Meh, this is actually just a random encounter enemy you
    can face while in Pandaemonium. I included this enemy here because this is
    possibly one of the most dangerous random encounter enemies out there. So, it
    would be best to kill these enemies FIRST if you meet them in a random 
    encounter with other enemies, or even if they're just alone. Heh, I wonder
    where the Emperor got these soldiers from, I'd say 8 of these Death Riders
    would would be harder to fight than the Emperor (Possible sarcasm :)).
    
    Strategy: Alright, the worst thing you want in a battle with them is for them
    to attack you. Their attack is just like that of the undead (obviously if you
    look at the name), which drains your HP along with the physical penetrating
    attack. So, in battle, just have you warriors attack them FIRST unless they
    can't reach them, and have your magic-user use the spell Fire on them. Make
    sure you have Fire at a decent level as well as having formidable HP, and
    strength. The other weakness is their HP, for they have somewhat low HP for
    their overall stats and strength in battle. So, if you just go after these 
    enemies in a random encounter, you should be fine as long as they don't get 
    to continuously attack you.
    
    
    Name: General
    HP: 1800
    MP: 0
    Attack: 120
    Attack Statistics: 10, 95%
    Defense: 100
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 4, 60%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: This treasure chest boss has the look of the ordinary
    soldier you fight in this game, but is indeed the strongest one you will fight
    in this game. Well, again let me say this to you, in other FFs, you usually 
    fight soldier-like enemies, though they usually have the appearance to match 
    the nation they're from, or to go with the certain timeline of the game. Well,
    let me also add in that the general is the highest ranking in the army, and
    also that in other FFs, some characters you fought/controlled were also 
    generals.
    
    Strategy: Before opening this treasure chest (subjectively), make sure you are
    about 100% or so on your HP, and have formidable overall stats as well. This
    enemy has very powerful attack as well as physical defense, and it would be
    best to use magical attacks on him if you have a problem taking on him 
    physically. So, in battle, have your magic-user be very active working on your
    defense, support, possible recovery, and offense. Have your warriors just 
    attack, and stay on the offense (unless you might have some items to use with 
    them). Just keep this strategy up with your team, especially your magic-user,
    and this general should go down. If you still have any trouble with this boss,
    just level up your magic so it can be more effective.
    
    
    Name: Green Dragon
    HP: 3000
    MP: 190
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 7, 100%
    Defense: 150
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 8, 40%
    Weaknesses: Bolt
    Difficulty: 7.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: Has the look of a fearsome dragon that you will see in
    this game (like the white dragon). Just look at its color, and you may find 
    out what its weakness is (again). These different dragons are used in many of
    the older FFs, and also in many other games since this type of enemy is very 
    common in most games.
    
    Strategy: Alright, just pretty much fight this battle like you've fought the
    White Dragon (if you did). First, try to make sure you are near 100% or so
    before opening this treasure chest, and also having good stats as well as 
    having your magic-user have the spell Bolt at a formidable level. Now, once
    you get into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Bolt repeatedly, and
    have your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss scenario. If you
    get into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't hurt to have your
    magic-user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that you have stock,
    which I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As long as you keep a
    good offense and defense in that battle, this dragon should go down.
    
    
    Name: Hill Gigas
    HP: 750
    MP: 0
    Attack: 100
    Attack Statistics: 3, 80%
    Defense: 60
    Evasion: 30%
    Magic Defense: 4, 40%
    Weaknesses: None
    Difficulty: 6.5/10
    
    Description/Comments: Whoa, would you now look at the size of this guy! Yup,
    he's back all the way from FFI to face you again. This guy look like he can
    be a professional wrestler or so with that size. Anyway, don't really sweat
    this guy too much even though it might be a little early to fight him (that's
    what you get for opening too many treasure chests!).
    
    Strategy: Before getting into battle with this treasure chest boss, make sure
    your team has a decent amount of physical defense, and have pretty good 
    offensive magic at a decent level. When you get into battle now, have your 
    magic-user repeatedly cast his/her black magic on him, and then have you 
    warriors just attack him. Repeat this sequence, and this boss should go down 
    in a decent amount of time. Though, if you get in any type of trouble, just 
    make sure you have decent leveled cure magic, and you should be just fine.
    
    
    Name: Iron Giant
    HP: 3500
    MP: 240
    Attack: 180
    Attack Statistics: 12, 100%
    Defense: 180
    Evasion: 0%
    Magic Defense: 14, 100%
    Weaknesses: Ice, Bolt
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: If you've played other FFs, you should know who this 
    already is. A very tall, threatening, and full-armored warrior that looks like
    he's out to stomp on you. This enemy is actually a rare random encounter in
    Pandaemonium; however, when you run into this enemy, you should treat him like
    a main enemy (hearing the battle theme is also motivating). You can encounter
    this enemy in the 4th floor of Pandaemonium or possibly other corresponding 
    floors as well. Also, be sure to watch what he drops because what he can drop
    might be very useful to you.
    
    Strategy: Since this is a very rare random encounter in Pandaemonium, I can't
    really tell you to be at 100%, but what I can say is: Before attempting to run
    into this enemy, make sure that your magic-user has Ice, Bolt and Berserk at a
    high level, and also make sure you have strong weapons (i.e: Masamune, 
    Excalibur, Blood Sword, Rune Axe, Defender etc). Once the battle begins, have
    your warriors attack, and have your magic-user use Berserk on your strongest
    warrior. If you have any stat enhancing items, make sure you use them as well
    in the first round. Then, have your magic-user use Ice/Bolt (which ever one you
    have stronger), and have your warriors attack as well. What's so hard about
    this enemy is that not only is he hard to run into, but he also is very
    cowardice, and runs away after a certain amount of time, so you have to be
    quick at damaging him. Since he his also heavily armored, equipping the Blood
    Sword can really help penetrate his physical defense. If you enhance your
    warriors greatly in all the areas of strength (and agility), you should be able
    to take this enemy down before he ditches you. Though if he does run away,
    remember where you were when you fought him, and go around that area later when
    you enter Pandaemonium again to look for him (and you'll also be more aware).
    Now, when you meet him again in battle much more aware, he should be very easy
    to take down with the right equipment, spells, etc at high levels as well.
    
    
    Name: King Behemoth
    HP: 5000
    MP: 0
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 120
    Evasion: 50%
    Magic Defense: 8, 30%
    Weaknesses: Physical defense
    Difficulty: 7/10
    
    Description/Comments: Just when you thought the regular Behemoth wasn't 
    enough, you open a treasure chest and find this one! Now, don't get too crazy
    about this enemy, he's really not as hard and threatening as he looks, he just
    has the same look as the other behemoth. You might be advanced into the game,
    but one of his stats isn't TOO much for the type of enemy he is.
    
    Strategy: Before entering this battle (like you know anyway, but just take it
    from before entering the cave/dungeon), make sure you have formidable stats
    overall, especially attack, as well as having formidable magic powers with
    your magic-user (specifically support magic). Now, in battle, just have your
    warriors physically attack him, and have you magic-user use his/her support
    magic on your warriors that improve strength or so (like Aura, Haste, Berserk,
    etc). Though if you do get into any trouble, just have your magic-user use
    defensive support magic, or recovery. Keep this strategy up, and this boss
    should go down in a decent amount of time with all the damage it has received.
    
    
    Name: Red Dragon
    HP: 5000
    MP: 450
    Attack: 180 
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 180
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 8, 40%
    Weaknesses: Ice
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: Again, Looks just like the other dragons in this game 
    except for its red color (obviously). Though the color is usually the sign 
    of its own weakness, which is actually (like the others again) pretty useful
    to use against him. These different dragons are used in many of the older 
    FFs, and also in many other games since this type of enemy is very common 
    in most games. By the way, this is the strongest of the basic colored dragons
    you fight in this game, so fight with with care.
    
    Strategy: Well, fight this dragon like you would fight the others if you have
    fought them with a slight adjustment which we will go over. The slight
    difference is upgrading your characters in terms of stats, HP, equipment etc,
    slightly more than what you usually would have them in a regular dragon
    fight. Also again, have the spell Ice at a formidable level since this is
    this dragon's weakness, which will positively effect your chances at winning.
    Also, note its high physical defense, so you also might want to consider 
    using spells that enhance your warriors attack/accuracy. Anyway, once you get
    into battle, have your magic-user use the spell Poison repeatedly, and have 
    your warriors just attack, or do what they do in a boss situation. If you get
    into trouble while fighting this dragon, it doesn't hurt to have your magic-
    user begin to use recovery magic, or using items that you have stock, which 
    I'd recommend as well having before this battle. As long as you keep a good 
    offense and defense in that battle, this dragon should go down.
    
    
    Name: Tiamat
    HP: 5000
    MP: 450
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 8, 100%
    Defense: 180
    Evasion: 80%
    Magic Defense: 8, 70%
    Weaknesses: Paralysis
    Difficulty: 8/10
    
    Description/Comments: Another dragon? Notice I said that the Red Dragon was
    the "strongest of the basic colored dragons". Anyway, Tiamat is back! Tiamat
    is one of the four major bosses you fought in FFI, and also a dragon you 
    fight in a couple of the new FFs. This is not a dragon that likes to play
    around, so fight him well, and follow the tricks :)
    
    Strategy: Listen up now, you can take the same precautions you've done with
    the other dragons you've fought already, but instead of worrying about an 
    elemental weakness, you'll have to worry about inflicting Paralysis on him.
    Make sure you have the spell Stun at a very high level as well, to be
    specific, level 8 or above. Also have pretty formidable overall stats;
    moreover, equip items that you might need for recovery just in case you get
    into any serious trouble. In battle now, have your magic-user repeatedly cast
    the spell Stun so that Tiamat will no longer be able to move if it works.
    After that, just have your warriors attack, or do whatever you might have 
    them do in a boss situation. If all goes well, Tiamat should go down in a
    formidable amount of time without taking out so much you.
    
    
    Name: White Dragon
    HP: 2500
    MP: 140
    Attack: 150
    Attack Statistics: 6, 95%
    Defense: 120
    Evasion: 75%
    Magic Defense: 5, 50%
    Weaknesses: Fire
    Difficulty: 7/10
    
    Description/Comments: Has the look of a fearsome dragon that you will see in
    this game. Just look at its color, and you may find out what its weakness is
    just like you would similarly for the gigases. These different dragons are 
    used in many of the older FFs, and also in many other games since this type 
    of enemy is very common in most games.
    
    Strategy: Now, consider yourself pretty unlucky if you fight this treasure
    chest boss without getting ready, or hoping you would find an Elixir in the
    treasure chest you opened. This is the first of the dragons you fight, so I'd
    definitely recommend being at around 100% or so (if you can). Well, make sure
    you party overall has good stats in general, and your magic-user having the
    spell Fire at a formidable level. Alright, when you get into battle, have 
    your magic-user use Fire repeatedly every turn, unless you get into serious
    trouble, that's when you make him/her use recovery magic. As for your 
    warriors, just have them attack, or do what they usually do in a boss battle
    environment. Keep at this strategy, and this dragon should go down in a 
    decent amount of time.
    
    
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    in many ways with this classic RPG.
    
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