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    Omega Weapon FAQ by KWee

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    R E V I S I O N   H I S T O R Y
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    Ver 1.0 (25/4/99) - Started this FAQ on Omega Weapon
    Ver 1.1  (3/5/99) - Removed some minor errors including typos and info
                        Added more details about Omega Weapon
    Ver 1.2 (25/5/99) - Added more Omega Info and some tips
    Ver 1.3  (3/6/99) - Latest update
                        Some more details were included
    
    
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    C O N T E N T S
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    1.0 - About Omega Weapon
    
    1.1 - How to find him
    
    1.2 - Preparation
    
    1.3 - Defeating Omega
    
    1.4 - Tips/Strategy
    
    1.5 - Credits
    
    
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    1.0   O M E G A   W E A P O N
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    The Omega Weapon is a return from FFV and this time it's coming at full
    force....... It looks similar to the Ultima Weapon that you have fought
    earlier in the game at WarShip Island, but this time it's much harder to
    defeat this nightmare. This battle is optional and you can straight
    away challenge Altemisia after defeating the 8 bosses in the castle.
    
    The Omega scenario is actually a test to prove your battle skills 
    against OW. He is considered even tougher than Altemisia (damn it's
    a headache to handle so many bosses in disc 4 including Altemisia and
    now you have Omega to contend with ^_^) 
    
    Personal Belief - Agility, Quick thinking, Wits, Opportunity, Luck
                      Spells Usage
         
    
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    1.1   L O C A T I O N - O M E G A   W E A P O N 
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    He is hiding somewhere in the Altemisia castle and it's up to you to 
    find that big guy ^_^ just kidding.
    
    After defeating the 8 bosses, you should have all your abilities 
    regained. Get 1 group to go to the area where you fought the first 
    boss, head right and into a room with a switch spot at the middle on 
    the first level. Descend the spiral walkway and you should clearly 
    notice that there is a string at the bottom left of the screen. Pull 
    it and you will have about 1 min to find Omega. But it's hardly 1 min 
    since you somehow being delayed by about 10 secs.
    
    The other group at the beginning of this task should go to the fountain
    and to wait for the switch of the other party.(it's at the garden where
    you find a switch spot and a draw point within) and then just advance to 
    the north through the door 
    
    There Omega Weapon will be there waiting for you...........
    (after having quistis's group have triggered the bell)
    
    N O T E
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    I recommend you to assign (Rinoa,Quistis,Selphie) to trigger the string
    and therefore leaving (Squall,Zell,Irvine) as the chosen ones to 
    battle with Omega.
    
    It's going to be the toughest battle in FFVIII and these 3 i.e. [Squall,
    Zell,Irvine] are the most suitable characters to take on Omega. Their
    desperation attacks packs a punch and have better chances of winning.
    
    
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    1.2   P R E P A R A T I O N
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    Make pretty sure that Squall and others have max hp i.e. 9999 as 
    Omega will unleash an attack that depletes your life to only 1.
    
    Junction every magic to your Character status as much as possible
    I suggest you remove all your GFs from Rinoa and the other female
    characters and equip to Squall and others. This is especially 
    important to prolong your battle with Omega. 
    
    Remember to junction powerful spells like Ultima,Holy,Haste etc
    to boost your main status.
    
    Also remember to junction Death to your Status Defense to prevent 
    Instant Death by Omega. It is also best to have all your GFs to
    have high hp and affection rate towards the equipped character.
    
    
    S U M M A R Y   N O T E - A U T H O R ' S   P R E F E R E N C E 
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    At the end of your checking, you should have the below status in effect.
    The ability stated need not be in a certain character.....you can choose
    who to have that skill. But the status below is my PREFERENCE and I
    used it to defeat Omega countless time.
    
    All Members - Aura (オーラ) 
                - Cure 3 (ケアルガ) 
                - Regenerate (リジェネ)
                - Hp 9999
                - STD Death 100x (デス)
                - All GFs equipped
                - Equipped best weapons
                - No Item Command
                - Triple (トリプル)
                - Haste (ヘイスト) 
                - No Holy (ホーリー) based attacks junctioned 
                - No Holy (ホーリー) based spells
    
    Squall - Alexandar (アレクサンダー)'s Sosei (そせい)
           - Learnt the End of Heart Desperation
    
    Zell   - Equipped GF Grasharaboras (グラシャラボラス)
           - Learnt Meteo Blast Desperation
           - Learnt Different Beat Desperation
           - Learnt Final Heaven Desperation
           - Leviathan (リヴャイアサン)'s Recovery (かいふく)
    
    Irvine - Acquired all optimum bullets
           - Wave Bullets (波動弾)
           - Armor Piercing Bullets (ナーケテテニ)
           - Quick Strike Bullets (ツョシヘテニ)
           - Equipped Item Command (Optional)
           
    
    Optional - Hero's Medicine (英雄の薬)
    (I didn't use that item. If you think you need it badly, go ahead)         
    
    I S   I T   N E C E S S A R Y   ?
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    It is believed that most people have resorted using Hero's Medicine to 
    defeat Omega. This is probably due to Omega Weapon's Omega Flare/Beam 
    (Pulsar Light Attacks similar to meteo) This is not really essential. 
    
    To get hero's medicine, use Quetzalcoatl (ケツァクウァトル)'s change card
    ability (カード) on Laguna's card and you should get 100x hero's medicine.
    
    More updates will be on regarding about this.
      
    
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    1.3   D E F E A T I N G   O M E G A
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    O M E G A   W E A P O N 
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    Spells Draw       - Holy, Flare, Meteo
    
    Spells/Phy Attack - Level 5 Death (デス)(Instant Death to all) 
                      - Meteo (メテオ)
                      - Direct Attack (Approach hit)
                      - Demi Attack
                      - Torture Flare/Beam (deal 9998 dmg to all)
                      - Omega Flare/Beam (deal more than 10,000+ dmg to all)
                      - Single Omega Beam (9999 dmg to 1 character)                  
     
    Immune/Absorb     - Holy Based Attacks
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    Omega is quite slow in his attacks, but his devastating dmg means that
    you must be able to recover your hp before sustaining another death 
    blow from his consecutive attack.
    
    When you first meet Omega, quickly cast Aura on Squall either by himself
    or other members. Make sure all members are protected against instant 
    death.
    
    Then you can either cast triple on one member or cast cerebrus to 
    achieve the same thing. This step is only required if you think it's 
    easier to revive members or heal and not deprive others of performing 
    other actions (i.e. only one member to take care of all healing 
    and stuffs like that)
    
    By now, Omega should be casting Level 5 Death (Instant Death). 
    Fret not, it should miss all members together since all are 
    STD Death 100%.
    
    Have Squall to concentrate on using his Desperation Moves.....
    By default, squall will be having the best stats and thus Zell and 
    Irvine should assist him in casting healing aliments and casting spells.
    However their Desperate Moves can also be used if you want. Make 
    sure all member's AT are fast enough to outwit Omega....otherwise 
    chances of winning will be mild. 
    
    Hopefully Squall will use End of Heart in his finishing move or 
    else it may take a bit longer to send Omega to eternal hell.
    Don't bother summoning GFs as they Omega won't even feel a pinch...
    However they have one useful moment though. Don't bother casting
    shell,protect and regenerate if you value the time......just keep on
    dishing out your Desperate Moves on Omega.
    
    Omega will then cast Meteo which is nothing to you.....but you are in
    for a surprise. After Meteo, quickly get Zell to use Levithan's recovery
    on all members. But it may prove too slow........
    Cerebrus's double/triple prove useful now. Cast Cure 3 on all members
    and then keep using your special moves until Omega cast another
    cheating spell on all members. This Torture Flare/Beam deals 9998 dmg
    to all and you may think how are you suppose to win if he cast the
    same spell over and over, lucky it's in order for now. Don't bother
    to heal as Omega will seem to cast Demi which deals 0 dmg.
    
    Then in this part, IT IS VERY CRUCIAL to surviving. As Quickly as
    possible, heal all members and then each member summon a GF which
    is at least 9000+ in hp......and at level 100. Squall should summon
    Eden and others just do as you seem fit. You will see why as by now
    Omega will cast Omega Flare/Beam which deal a whopping 10,000+ dmg to all.
    
    By now some GFs may die while some may survive if you have shell or any
    spells casted that reduces dmg in the first place. If so, then Eden 
    may just contribute to some dmg ^_^ 
    
    If you are lucky, you may be near to winning.....else next will come
    Demi again........after that Omega will cast a Single Omega Beam to 
    one member that deals 9999 dmg. It's usually Irvine or Zell that will
    be hit so anyway quickly revive him to full health.
    
    After getting through all the arranged attack by Omega, be prepared
    for more dmg as Omega will selectively cast the previous spells 
    altogether. Thus it's all LUCK and ANTICIPATION on when will
    Omega will cast Torture Flare and Omega Flare. These two will easily
    sent all members to hell. So actually GFs are used in this case for
    blocking of Omega Flare and maybe Torture Flare. 
    
    Omega by now should be defeated if your members all do great dmg.....
    or else the occasional spells attack may catch you unaware. If you
    defeat him, give yourself a break and rejoice ^_^
    
    
    A U T H O R ' S   C O M M E N T S
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    I actually missed the battle and went on to fight Altemisia and 
    completed the game the first time. So I reloaded my game at the
    save point outside of Altemisia's battle ground and retraced my steps
    back to Omega. 
    
    Thw battle was really difficult...... I was defeated and I saw the
    screen (GAME OVER) for the first time ^_^ 
    
    I was so frustrated by the fact I lost to that guy when I could easily 
    defeated Ultima Weapon at Warship Island. Anyway that was my previous 
    unexpected result....but then again and I defeated Omega countless 
    times after that lost battle haha.
    
    blah blah..............gosh sorry for being so talkative.
    
    
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    1.4   T I P S / S T R A T E G Y
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    - At the beginning of the battle, you can try to cast 
      Grasharaboras (グラシャラボラス) on Omega. Usually if you succeeded
      in summoning, Omega will usually takes on more dmg (double) I think.
      Omega will appear in bluish colour and defense will weaken. Make use of
      this to finish him off more easily.
    
    - To be able to defeat Omega more easily, take the Hero's Medicine 
      (英雄の薬) and you should get rid of Omega in no time !! His Omega
      Beam and Torture Flare should pose any threat.
    
    - Cast Aura before taking the Hero Medicine and you can perform Moves
      without any disturbance. Just a couple of End Of Heart will send Omega
      back to sleep.
    
    - Make sure your ATB is of Max status so that you can take more moves
      otherwise junction haste to your attributes. This is best to execute
      your specials aqap.
    
    - Anticipated when Omega will cast Omega Flare and quickly summon GFs
      to take the damage. If not all of the members including Squall will
      surely die. The spell takes 10,000+ dmg on all members. Unless you 
      cheat using Gameshark, heheh there's no way of escape even though 
      you cast protective spells like shell,protect etc. Even Wall only 
      take about 20-30 % of the dmg I think. This only applies if you prefer
      not to use Hero's Medicine.
      
      That's purely my own opinion...
    
    - Never ever use GF-Summons on Omega Weapon.........they don't even inflict 
      any serious damage. Eden is the exception.............so don't waste 
      your time thinking GFs are the best against Omega.
    
    
    
    P.S Some of them are pretty obvious and straightforward though.
    
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    1.5   C R E D I T S
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    - Thanks to Steven Bruck (Stevenbruck@bigfoot.com) for his info on GF
      and translation on items and spells etc.
    - Thanks to ScottOng (kangning@mbox5.singnet.com.sg) for his help on
      Omega Weapon and info.
    - Gamefaqs for publishing this FAQ (www.gamefaqs.com)
    - Joe Lee for telling me more info about defeating Omega Weapon
      and his tips also.
    - Everyone who takes time to read my faq.
    
    
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