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    Xenogears Boss Strategy FAQ
    Version 1.8 - Modified on January 18, 1999 at 6:20 PM PST
    By LightRanma@aol.com
    Copyright 1998
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I. Introduction
    II. Version History
    III. Legend
    IV. Boss Walkthrough
    V. Conclusion
    VI. Thanks
    
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    I. Introduction
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    Hi, and thanks for checking out my Xenogears Boss Strategy FAQ!  Like my other 
    Xenogears FAQ, this is not intended to be a game walkthrough of any sort - just 
    a boss walkthrough to get you through some of the tougher areas of the game.  
    This is also a COMPLETE Boss Walkthrough - I've gotten to the end of the game, 
    and fought all of the bosses, so you can trust what's in this FAQ.  And, as 
    always, please E-mail me before you use this FAQ on your own website or 
    whatever.. you don't have permission to use it unless you E-mail me!  Thanks!  
    ^_^
    
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    II. Version History
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    Version 1.0 - The original version of this FAQ.
    Version 1.5 - Added "What's New" Section, added "Thanks" Section, updated 
    Opiomorph strategy, revised Harlute, Marlute, Metatron, Sundel, Deus, and 
    Urobolus strategies
    Version 1.7 - Added Grahf & Executioner EXP
    Version 1.8 - Removed that damn Yggdrasil IV reference..
    
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    III. Legend
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    This is an example of what the Boss report will look like:
    
    Boss Name (If there is a number next to the name, that means there are that many 
    of the enemy.)
    Boss Location 
    Boss HP
    Boss EXP
    Boss Gold
    Boss Treasure(s)
    Boss Attacks
    Recommended Level
    
    Boss Strategies
    
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    IV. Boss Walkthrough
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    -DISC 1-
    
    Boss Fight #1: Rankar Dragon
    Location: Blackmoon Forest
    HP: 480
    EXP: 348
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Scales
    Attacks: Tail Sweep, Slow, Tail Thump
    Recommended Level: 9
    
    Fei encounters the Rankar Dragon when he rushes to Elly's aid in the Blackmoon 
    Forest.  At first, Fei won't be able to make a dent in this Boss (1-2 HP of 
    damage per hit), but tough it out and heal yourself when you need to.  Soon, 
    Citan will fly in with Weltall.  After that, this fight is a piece of cake.  
    Just pound on the Boss with 30 Fuel attacks and he'll go down.
    
    Boss Fight #2: Wyrm
    Location: Aveh Desert
    HP: 200
    EXP: 1044
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Eyeball
    Attacks: Counter Slurp (Absorbs 60 Fuel)
    Recommended Level: 12
    
    Fei fights this battle in Weltall.  Wyrm has high Agility, making his attack 
    turns more frequent than yours.  He is basically invincible against normal 
    attacks, and defends well against special attacks.  There are two ways to win 
    this battle - use your 10 Fuel attacks (to conserve Fuel) until Weltall reaches 
    Attack Level 1 and unleash a combo, or use Fei's Guided Shot Ability about three 
    times on Wyrm.  Either way, he'll go down pretty quickly.
    
    Boss Fight #3: Pirate (Bart)
    Location: Aveh Desert
    HP: 800
    EXP: 1600
    Gold: 500
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Wild Smile (Accuracy and Evade down), Chain Whip
    Recommended Level: 12
    
    This is an easy battle.  Just use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos 
    until Bart goes down.  Don't worry about his Wild Smile attack - the battle 
    should be over quickly enough to where you don't need to worry about the 
    effects.
    
    Boss Fight #4: Calamity
    Location: Stalactite Cave
    HP: 2500
    EXP: 8642
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Flying Hand, Rocket Punch
    Recommended Level: 20-22
    
    This can be a very hard fight if Fei and Bart are not strong enough.  Before 
    fighting Calamity, make sure Weltall and Brigandier are equipped with the best 
    Frames, Engines, and Armor available.  If they aren't, go back and fight enemies 
    to earn Gold until they are.  At the start of the battle, have Bart use Wild 
    Smile several times to lower Calamity's Accuracy.  Then, use 30 Fuel attacks 
    with both characters and Attack Level 1 combos when they come around.  You might 
    want to use Booster if you have enough Fuel available.  I can't stress enough 
    the importance of having the best equipment for your Gears, because Calamity's 
    missile attack hits for about 500 HP of damage on one character, and he uses it 
    almost every turn close to his death.
    
    Boss Fight #5: Swordknight
    Location: Yggdrasil
    HP: 700
    EXP: 1500
    Gold: 300
    Treasures: Extra Ar +2
    Attacks: Various sword attacks
    Recommended Level: 22
    
    You'll fight the easy Swordknight with Bart and two pirates.  Just use your 30 
    Fuel attacks and Brigandier's Attack Level 1 combos when they are available.  
    Remember, with all of Brigandier's upgrades, it has almost three times the HP of 
    the Boss.
    
    Boss Fight #6: Aegisknight
    Location: Yggdrasil
    HP: 700
    EXP: 1500
    Gold: 300
    Treasures: Extra Ar +2
    Attacks: Pile Driver (Defense Power down)
    Recommended Level: 22
    
    You'll fight the easy Aegisknight with Citan alone.  As before, use your 30 Fuel 
    attacks and Heimdal's Attack Level 1 combos when they become available.  Two 
    combos will bring it down.
    
    Boss Fight #7: Wandknight (2)
    Location: Yggdrasil
    HP: 620
    EXP: 1500
    Gold: 400
    Treasures: Extra Ar +2
    Attacks: Beam Gun, Power Beam attacks
    Recommended Level: 22
    
    You'll fight the Wandknights with Bart and Citan.  Follow the usual procedure 
    until these enemies go down.  It's an easy fight.  As before, two Attack Level 1 
    combos will do it.
    
    Boss Fight #8: Clawknight
    Location: Yggdrasil
    HP: 600
    EXP: 1500
    Gold: 300
    Treasures: Extra Ar +2
    Attacks: Various claw attacks, Disc attack
    Recommended Level: 22
    
    Fei fights the Clawknight alone.  Follow the usual procedure again, and it'll go 
    down after a couple Attack Level 1 combos.
    
    Boss Fight #9: Schpariel
    Location: Yggdrasil
    HP: 5963
    EXP: 17,889
    Gold: 1700
    Treasures: Beam Coat
    Attacks: Ground Breaker, Missile, Electric
    Recommended Level: 22
    
    This fight is a bit tougher than the previous four, but it's still pretty easy.  
    Start off the battle with Bart's Wild Smile Ability.  Then, use everyone's 30 
    Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos, and he'll eventually go down.  Just 
    watch out for the Ground Breaker attack; it can cause as much as 250-300 HP of 
    damage.  The Electric attack will decrease your Defense Power.  The Missile 
    attack is nothing to worry about.
    
    Boss FIght #10: Gonzalez
    Location: Aveh Tournament
    HP: 400
    EXP: 500
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Survival Tent
    Attacks: Club Hit, Berserk
    Recommended Level: 25
    
    All of the tournament fights, including this one, are a bit hard because you're 
    using only Fei.  Even so, you shouldn't have too much trouble; the only attack 
    to worry about is Berserk, which causes around 60 HP of damage.  Gonzalez only 
    uses this attack if Fei uses a DeathBlow.  If Fei's HP gets dangerously low, use 
    Inner Healing.  
    
    Boss Fight #11: Big Joe
    Location: Aveh Tournament
    HP: 777 (LOL!  ^_^)
    EXP: 1 (LOL again!)
    Gold: 1
    Treasures: Metal Vest
    Attacks: Weak normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 25
    
    Big Joe's attack are weak, causing 1-2 HP of damage per hit.  But, because of 
    the crowd, he can be difficult.  The crowd can heal Big Joe, and they can throw 
    cans at Fei for 60-70 HP of damage (what are they using, glass bottles?!?).  
    Just charge up your AP Meter to 28 AP and defeat Big Joe in one fell swoop.
    
    Boss Fight #12: Scud
    Location: Aveh Tournament
    HP: 300
    EXP: 500
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Samson's Hair
    Attacks: Strange Pill, Defense Power down, Poison, Defense Power up, Happy Pill, 
    Knife, Beam
    Recommended Level: 25
    
    There are two ways to win this easy battle: unleash a 28 AP combo on Scud or use 
    three Guided Shot Abilities to put him down.  Scud will heal himself for 200 HP, 
    though, so be careful.  Otherwise, his attacks are weak.  If you have a Poison 
    Guard equipped, Fei can't be poisoned by Scud.
    
    Boss Fight #13: Dan
    Location: Aveh Tournament
    HP: 450
    EXP: 500
    Gold: 5
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Normal attacks, SuperBeam
    Recommended Level: 25
    
    Geez, how did Dan get more HP than Fei?  ^_^  This is a pretty easy fight.  Just 
    use DeathBlows to pound Dan into the ground.  But watch out for the SuperBeam 
    attack - it causes between 80-90 HP of damage per hit.  If Fei is hit with this, 
    use Inner Healing immediately.  Fortunately, this attack is hardly ever used.  
    Otherwise, Dan is easy.
    
    Boss Fight #14: Wiseman
    Location: Aveh Tournament
    HP: N/A
    EXP: 0
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: N/A
    Recommended Level: 25
    
    Fei cannot win this battle (he always misses), but he can't lose it either 
    (Wiseman never attacks).  After a few rounds of battle, Wiseman will disappear 
    and Fei will win the tournament.
    
    NOTE: Fei can lose to any of the tournament opponents and not die.  After all, 
    this IS a tournament.  However, if you do lose, you don't get the EXP, Gold, or 
    treasures left behind by the opponents, and it will make Bart's mission harder 
    (there will be more guards at Fatima Castle).
    
    Boss FIght #15: Ramsus and Miang
    Location: Fatima Castle
    HP: 400
    EXP: 7000
    Gold: 500
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Mirror Stance, Multiple Sword Thrust
    Recommended Level: 27
    
    This fight is pretty easy.  The only thing to watch out for (and WATCH OUT for 
    it!) is Ramsus' Mirror Stance.  If you attack him while he's in that stance, you 
    can expect to be counterattacked for about 150 HP of damage (ouch!), so just 
    Defend or heal yourself until Ramsus comes out of the stance.  Both Margie and 
    Miang heal their respective comrades (boyfriends...? ^_^) for 40 HP.  The 
    easiest way to win this battle is to unleash a 28 AP combo on him.
    
    Boss Fight #16: Ramsus and Miang
    Location: Fatima Castle
    HP: 800
    EXP: 7000
    Gold: 500
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Mirror Stance, Multiple Sword Thrust
    Recommended Level: 27
    
    This fight is even easier than the last one, because you have Fei with you.  
    Miang heals Ramsus for 100 HP fairly frequently, but this doesn't matter because 
    you can eliminate Ramsus with a 28 AP combo from Fei and Bart each.  Remember, 
    don't attack while Ramsus is in his Mirror Stance!
    
    NOTE: Ramsus is a major opponent throughout the game.  You can expect to fight 
    him many more times, and every time you do, you can expect it to be a tough 
    fight.  You'll eventually put him down for good, though..
    
    Boss Fight #17: Wandknights (2)
    Location: Mountain Peak
    HP: 620
    EXP: 1500
    Gold: 200
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Rifle, Power Beam
    Recommended Level: 30
    
    This is the first of three tough fights, particularly because Fei is alone.  
    Start with a 30 Fuel attack on the first one, and then bury the second one with 
    an Attack Level 2 combo.  Finally, finish off the first one with a couple more 
    30 Fuel attacks.  The Power Beam hits Weltall for around 300 HP of damage each 
    time.
    
    Boss Fight #18: Clawknight (Yellow Gear), Swordknight (Red Gear), Aegisknight 
    (Blue Gear)
    Location: Mountain Peak
    HP: 700, 1500, 300
    EXP: 800, 1500, 300
    Gold: 300, 300, 300
    Treasures: Extra Ar +2
    Attacks: Pile Driver (lowers Defense Power), various normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 30
    
    This is a HARD battle (at least it was for me).  You can definitely expect to 
    get beaten up quite a bit by these three.  One way to defeat these guys is to 
    take out the Aegisknight first, as it has amazing Defense Power.  Personally, 
    though, I recommend taking out the Swordknight first, as it can hurt Weltall 
    with ridiculously strong attacks.  Then, you can take out the Aegisknight next 
    and the Clawknight last.  Use the normal procedure; 30 Fuel attacks followed by 
    Attack Level 2 combos.
    
    Boss Fight #19: Vierge
    Location: Mountain Peak
    HP: 2400
    EXP: 11,046
    Gold: 300
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Aerods, various normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 30
    
    This can be a very tough fight if you're low on HP and Fuel from the last two 
    battles, because you really need them here.  Elly's Aerods attack inflict about 
    300 HP of damage, and she uses the attack frequently.  The 30 Fuel attack is a 
    bit risky, as it often misses.  The 20 Fuel attack hits more, but it does half 
    the amount of damage that the 30 Fuel attack does.  You choose.  Use the Attack 
    Level 1 or 2 combos as SOON as you get them.  You want to take Vierge out as 
    soon as you can, so that she doesn't take Weltall out.  You don't want to fight 
    those last two boss fights again, do you?  ^_^
    
    Boss Fight #20: Main Gun
    Location: Aveh Desert
    HP: 1800
    EXP: 7000
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Big Cannonball
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    Hope you tuned Weltall up before this fight.. it's not that it's hard; in fact, 
    it's quite an easy fight, but you need full HP and Fuel, because this is the 
    start of two continuous boss battles.  Don't worry about the side cannons; 
    they're weak.  Just use 30 Fuel attacks and unleash an Attack Level 2 (or 3, 
    preferably, if you've gotten there) on the Main Gun, and it'll go down.
    
    Boss Fight #21: Dora
    Location: Aveh Desert
    HP: 3000
    EXP: 13,393
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: Extra Ar +3
    Attacks: Claw Attack, various normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    This is a fairly hard fight.  For this battle, you have Fei and two normal 
    companions; trust me, these companions help.  I definitely recommend that you 
    use Booster to increase your Gear's speed.  First off, use 30 Fuel Attacks and 
    Attack Level 2 or 3 combos with Weltall.  Then, once Dora's Head Cover is blown 
    off, you can finally damage it with your companions.  Just keep using 30 Fuel 
    attacks and combos once this happens.  Dora will probably eliminate one or both 
    of your companions by trapping them in his claws.  If this happens, just attack 
    Dora with your best combos until he releases them.
    
    Boss Fight #22: Leonardo
    Location: Nortune
    HP: 500
    EXP: 300
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Low power normal combos
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    This fight is easy, but the next three are pretty hard, since you only have Fei.  
    Just use DeathBlows, or power up your AP Bar and let Leonardo have it.  Use 
    Inner Healing if you need to.
    
    Boss Fight #23: Heinrich
    Location: Nortune
    HP: 500
    EXP: 300
    Gold: 150
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: 50 Point Wrestling Throw
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    This fight is about the same as the last one, except it's against a stronger 
    opponent.  Charge up your AP Bar and let Heinrich have it.  It'll finish him 
    off.
    
    Boss Fight #24: Vargas
    Location: Nortune
    HP: 500 
    EXP: 300
    Gold: 150
    Treasures: Metal Jacket
    Attacks: Various normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    Hmm.. same Vargas from FFVI, maybe?  ^_^  This fight is a little tricky if you 
    don't know what to do.  Basically, what you should do is use only weak attacks 
    against him to build your AP Bar.  The stronger your attack is, the stronger 
    Vargas' counterattack is.  Once you've built up your AP Bar, let him have it.
    
    Boss Fight #25: Suzarn
    Location: Nortune
    HP: 800
    EXP: 500
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Metal Jacket
    Attacks: Various Sickle attacks
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    This is a hard fight, since Suzarn is so strong.  Her first attack can cause 
    around 100 HP of damage to Fei.  Her second attack drains all of his EP.  A 
    third attack halves Fei's HP.  Her fourth attack, her melee attack, is nothing 
    to worry about, as it causes very little damage.  If Fei gets close to 100 HP, 
    use Rosesols to restore your EP and then use InnerHealing.  An alternative is to 
    use healing items such as Aquasols.  Slowly but surely charge up your AP Bar 
    (while keeping yourself alive) and let Suzarn have it with a 28 AP combo.  
    You'll win if you're patient.
    
    NOTE: You can lose any of these fights and not die.  But, if you do lose, you 
    won't get as much "respect" from Rico and his comrades.  Also, you won't get the 
    extra EXP.
    
    Boss Fight #26: Rico
    Location: Nortune
    HP: N/A
    EXP: 0
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Steel Body (Defense Power up), Steel Fist (Attack Power up)
    Recommended Level: 32
    
    Fei can't win this fight - Rico will defeat him instantly.  Just do whatever you 
    want - it doesn't matter.
    
    Boss Fight #27: Redrum (Murder backwards)
    Location: Kislev Sewers
    HP: 4242
    EXP: 52,425
    Gold: 500
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Gel (Confusion), Bloody Rain (Fire Elemental damage on all, heals 
    Redrum), Murder (Steal all HP), Poison
    Recommended Level: 35 or higher!  You can never be too high a level for this 
    fight!
    
    This is an almost-impossible fight.  You better be ready for Redrum, as he is 
    POWERFUL.  First of all, his Bloody Rain attack hits everyone for 100 HP of 
    damage, while healing Redrum.  Second of all, Murder kills one of your 
    characters instantly, and he uses it often.  Use a Zetasol to revive anyone hit 
    with this attack immediately.  Gel confuses everyone, so equip Cool Shades on 
    your characters to protect against this.  Poison is always bad, but it's his 
    least lethal attack.  I recommend charging EVERYONE to 28 AP, and then pounding 
    on him with your strongest combos.  You might need to charge up one character 
    twice, as he has a staggering 4242 HP.  Good luck!
    
    Boss Fight #28: Wiseman
    Location: Nortune
    HP: ???
    EXP: 0
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 35
    
    This can be a hard fight, and it doesn't matter if Fei wins or loses, though he 
    CAN win.  To win, use a 28 AP combo on Wiseman while keeping yourself alive.
    
    Boss Fight #29: Rankar Dragon R
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 800
    EXP: 946
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Scales
    Attacks: Tail Sweep, Slow, Tail Thump
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    This is one of the easiest battles in the game - just use30 Fuel attacks and 
    Attack Level 1 combos.  He'll go down in no time.
    
    Boss Fight #30: Aegisknight R
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 1600
    EXP: 5570
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Pile Driver (Defense Power down)
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    Bet you're getting tired of these guys, eh?  ^_^  Just use 30 Fuel attacks and 
    Attack Level 1 combos, and he'll die soon enough.
    
    Boss Fight #31: Swordknight R
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 1800
    EXP: 5570
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Various Sword attacks
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    This fight isn't hard, but this enemy can cause serious damage to Weltall, so 
    take him out quickly.  Use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos to put this 
    guy down.  I also recommend using Booster and a Frame HP10 if Weltall's HP gets 
    too low.
    
    Boss Fight #32: Clawknight R
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 1700
    EXP: 5570
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: Beam Coat
    Attacks: Various Claw attacks
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    You're probably running low on HP by now, so this may be hard.  Clawknight R can 
    cause pretty heavy damage on Weltall, so use Booster, and then use 30 Fuel 
    attacks and Attack Level 1 combos when they become available.  Use a Frame HP10 
    if necessary, but try to conserve Fuel.
    
    Boss Fight #33: Wandknight R (2)
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 1800
    EXP: 5570
    Gold: 2000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Multiple Beam Gun, Power Beam attacks
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    This fight is easy because Rico joins you.  Just use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack 
    Level 1 combos to put these guys down.  As you'll soon learn, Stier (Rico's 
    Gear) is quite strong.
    
    Boss Fight #34: Dominia
    Location: Kislev
    HP: 7500
    EXP: 48,106
    EXP: 2000
    Treasures: HP Drive
    Attacks: Aerods, Super Aerod
    Recommended Level: 37
    
    This woman is NUTS.  I hated her throughout the whole game, and trust me, you'll 
    be seeing more of her.  Anyway, this fight isn't very hard - her Aerods cause 
    400 HP of damage to Weltall and a measly 100 HP of damage to Stier.  But, there 
    IS one thing to watch out for - the Super Aerod attack.  When the Hecht (the 
    ship) mounts a large cannon in front of Dominia, do anything and everything you 
    can to defeat her.  If you don't, you'll soon feel the impact of 1000-1500 HP of 
    damage on both Gears.  Overall, this isn't much of a threat, but if she uses it 
    a lot, you'll need to use a Frame HP to heal your Gears.  You shouldn't have to 
    worry about that, though - numerous 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1, 2, or 3 
    combos will put her down quickly.
    
    Boss Fight #35: Fis-6
    Location: Goliath Factory
    HP: 6800
    EXP: 67,284
    Gold: 15,000
    Treasures: Ground
    Attacks: Shift Up (Increases Fis-6's Attack Power, Defense Power and Speed), 
    Wrench 
    Recommended Level: 38
    
    Fis-6 is fairly easy, but it might give you some trouble if you don't know what 
    to do.  First off, use Booster on everyone.  Then, use 30 Fuel attacks and 
    Attack Level 3 combos.  Hopefully, you've built Elly up by now, so that she can 
    do something in the battle.  If you haven't, she's not strong enough to cause 
    any damage, and her Attack Level stays at 0.  Fis-6 uses "Shift Up" regularly, 
    which increases his Attack, Defense, and Speed.  This doesn't matter if you have 
    Booster active, though.  Sometime in the battle, Fis-6 will overheat, and 
    Mechanics will appear to repair it  (in other words, restore 500 HP to it very 
    frequently).  If that happens, kill the Mechanics immediately.  They can also 
    throw wrenches at your party for 100 HP of damage to a single Gear.  One attack 
    to watch out for ftom Fis-6 is an attack that does around 550 HP of damage.  
    Otherwise, you'll be able to beat him easily.
    
    Boss Fight #36: Dominia (Haishao)
    Location: Thames (Underwater)
    HP: 5000
    EXP: 0
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Electric Arm
    Recommended Level: 40
    
    I told you she'd be back.. anyway, she's a bit harder this time.  She can hit 
    the entire party with a Water Elemental attack that does around 1000 HP of 
    damage.  After you cause enough damage to her, the Yggdrasil II will appear and 
    drop depth charges on her, ending the battle for now.
    
    Boss Fight #37: Dominia (Bladegash)
    Location: Thames
    HP: 3000
    EXP: 22,428
    Gold: 3000
    Treasures: STR Drive
    Attacks: Wind Sword, Earth Sword, Fire Sword, Water Sword
    Recommended Level: 40
    
    Heh, yep, again.  This time she's buffed up, and she can put a major hurt on 
    your party if you don't kill her quickly.  Use 10 Fuel attacks (30 Fuel attacks 
    don't do much damage to her) and Attack Level 1 combos, and she'll go down 
    quickly.  Weltall's Reppu and Brigandier's Beat Serpent combos should do around 
    800 HP of damage to her.  Booster is a must in this battle, as she is VERY 
    agile.  All of her Elemental attacks will do around 500 HP of damage to once 
    Gear.
    
    Boss Fight #38: Ramsus (Haishao) and Miang (Miang's Gear)
    Location: Thames (Underwater)
    HP: 4500
    EXP: 19,500
    Gold: 15,000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Electric Arm, Nereid Cyclone, Mirror Predict
    Recommended Level: 40
    
    Oh NO, not Ramsus again!  Yep, and this time, he's much harder!  Unfortaunately, 
    you can't hit Miang, who heals Ramsus for around 750 HP frequently.  His 
    Electric Arm attack causes around 1500 HP of damage spread between your party, 
    and his Nereid Cyclone attack causes close to 1200 HP of damage to the whole 
    party.  To stop Ramsus from using this attack, DON'T attack him when the screen 
    says "Mirror Predict/Counter" - just Charge or use Frame HPs.  Once Ramsus uses 
    Nereid Cyclone unprovoked, you can attack him again.  Use Booster, 30 Fuel 
    attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.
    
    Boss Fight #39: Bloody
    Location: Reaper's Ship
    HP: 4242
    EXP: 25, 701
    Gold: 3000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Bloody Rain, Murder
    Recommended Level: 44
    
    Oh, you're going to LOVE your opponent this time; a reincarnation of Redrum!  
    Seriously, though, Bloody is much easier than Redrum.  He doesn't use Murder 
    NEARLY as much, and Bloody Rain does around 1 HP of damage to everyone (although 
    it still heals the boss).  If Bloody does use Murder on a character, use a 
    Zetasol immediately to revive him/her.  Just charge up your characters' AP Bar 
    to 28 and let Bloody have it, especially with Billy.  ^_^
    
    Boss Fight #40: Giant Wels
    Location: Yggdrasil II
    HP: 7000
    EXP: 77,103
    Gold: 28,000
    Treasures: G-M686 Gun
    Attacks: Steal Fuel
    Recommended Level: 44
    
    This Boss is strong, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's hard.  It also 
    has high defense; the only normal attack that seems to hurt it is Billy's 20 
    Fuel attack.  Use that and use Attack Level 1, 2, or 3 combos to put this guy 
    down.  If you have Elly in your party, you can have her cast Ether spells on 
    Giant Wels, but be careful -every time you DO hit him with an Ether spell,  
    he'll grow, increasing his Attack Power dramatically.  The good thing about this 
    is that it decreases his Defense Power.  After about four hits, this Boss will 
    be weakened enough to the point where you can hit him with normal attacks much 
    more effectively.
    
    Boss Fight #41: Tolone (Wind) and Seraphita (Fire) - Elements
    Location: Ethos Dig Site
    HP: 2500/2000
    EXP: 31,184/31,184 (!!!)
    Gold: 5000/5000 (!!! again!)
    Treasures: ETH Drive, VIT Drive
    Attacks: Positron Beam, Dive Bomb
    Recommended Level: 49
    
    I strongly recommend that you bring Billy with you for this fight, if only for 
    his Holy Light Ability.  This is the first of many encounters with the women 
    known as the "Elements" - namely Dominia (Earth), Kelvena (Water), Tolone 
    (Wind), and Seraphita (Fire).  You have fought Dominia before, but she wasn't 
    really known as an Element then.  These girls are tough.  I recommend taking 
    Tolone out first, as she can hit the party harder.  But, you may want to 
    eliminate Seraphita first, since she has fewer HP - you choose.  Building up to 
    28 AP is too risky, so just stick with normal DeathBlows.  Use Billy's Holy 
    Light Ability to heal the party often, and Rosesols to restore his EP.  The main 
    key to winning this battle is to survive the first attacks from the girls.  If 
    you don't, you may end up healing your party the whole battle, and eventually 
    lose.
    
    Boss Fight #42: Id
    Location: Ethos Dig Site
    HP: 3000
    EXP: 90,534
    Gold: 5
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Various DeathBlows, Black Cloud
    Recommended Level: 49
    
    Recognize the fighting technique this guy uses?  Well, I won't ruin it for you, 
    but you should recognize it.  Anyhow, this is a HARD fight, and you MUST have 
    Billy in this battle, so you can use Holy Light.  Have Billy heal every turn, 
    unless you REALLY don't need it.  If Billy gets killed, revive him immediately 
    with a Zetasol!  Id's melee attack causes around 70 HP of damage to one member, 
    and his DeathBlows cause around 200 HP of damage spread between characters, or 
    to a single character :).  Use regular DeathBlows for this battle.  If he starts 
    dodging consistently, mix your DeathBlows up a bit.  Good luck.  He's a 
    persistent little.. um, jerk ^_^.
    
    Boss Fight #43: Alkanshel
    Location: Yggdrasil II
    HP: 10,500
    EXP: 132,549
    Gold: 30,000
    Treasures: E Circuit
    Attacks: Seal, Mass Limit, Power Loss, Slow
    Recommended Level: 52
    
    This is another hard fight (I almost died, and I hardly ever die..).  It's hard 
    to have enough Fuel for the whole battle, but you'll manage (I did).  For the 
    first few rounds of battle, Alkanshel will be invincible, so Charge or do 
    anything you can to not waste Fuel.  After Jessie breaks Alkanshel's barrier, 
    you can start pounding on it.  Use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1,2, or 3 
    combos (Renmazuo's Hard Snap and Stier's Bomber Head do over 1000 HP of damage 
    to Alkanshel.  Frame HPs are a good idea for this battle, although you have 
    limited Fuel.  Mass Limit halves all the Gears' HP, and Seal can cause upwards 
    of 3000 HP of damage to a single Gear.  Just keep pounding and healing, and 
    he'll go down.  And, I know Fuel will get terribly low (I had like 100 Fuel left 
    at the end of the battle) but you can win this battle without running out of 
    Fuel completely.
    
    Boss Fight #44: Ramsus and Miang
    Location: Babel Tower
    HP: 5000
    EXP: 23,652
    Gold: 3000
    Treasures: Scales (???)
    Attacks: Wyvern
    Recommended Level: 54
    
    This battle is, surprisingly, a piece of cake.  Even though Miang heals Ramsus 
    for around 1200 HP of damage, it won't matter since you're going to pound him 
    with three Attack Level 2 (Elly) or 3 (Fei and everyone else) combos in a row.  
    At least, you're going to if you want to win ^_^.  If this doesn't finish him 
    off, then just hit him with a few Attack Level 1 combos and he'll flee.  Ramsus' 
    Wyvern attack hits one character for around 1500 HP of damage.  If you've been 
    upgrading your Gears with the best stuff available (like you always should), 
    this should be but a minor dent.  Congrats - you've just defeated Ramsus once 
    again.
    
    Boss Fight #45: Seibzehn
    Location: Babel Tower
    HP: 5500
    EXP: 60,000
    Gold: 10,000
    Treasures: Alloy
    Attacks: Missile Pod, Frame HP
    Recommended Level: 54
    
    Seibzehn is one tough Gear when he's on your side, but compared to your three 
    powerful Gears, he's nothing.  Do whatever you want; Seibzehn's attacks can only 
    cause around 1200 HP of damage to a single character.  Once you've hit it hard 
    enough, it'll start using a Frame HP that heals for 400 HP every other turn 
    (ooh!).  Just finish it off with some Attack Level 1 combos once this happens.  
    Use Booster to speed things up.  If you really a want a walkthrough for this 
    battle, then just use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.  Don't worry 
    about healing.
    
    Boss Fight #46: Solaris Guards (6) and Littlefoot Gears (2)
    Location: Shevat 
    HP: 200 (x6), 600 (x2)
    EXP: 2400 (x6), 300 (x2)
    Gold: 500 (x6)
    Treasures: Silver Ar, Rosesol
    Attacks: Short Beam
    Recommended Level: 56
    
    This is the first of some VERY hard battles.  Strangely enough, the miniscule 
    Solaris Guards can cause 250-300 HP of damage to your Gear.  Whatever.  Anyway, 
    use Vierge for this battle.  Clean up the Solaris Guards with the Aerods attack, 
    and then use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos on the Littlefoot Gears.  
    
    Boss Fight #47: White Knights (x3)
    Location: Shevat
    HP: 290 (x3)
    EXP: 2800 (x3)
    Gold: 500 (x3)
    Treasures: Lite Ar +1
    Attacks: Various Sword attacks
    Recommended Level: 56
    
    The White Knights are a joke!  They do like 1 HP of damage per hit, and miss 
    half the time!  Just wipe these guys out with a few 30 Fuel attacks and Attack 
    Level 1 combos.  Considering who you need to use for the other battles, you 
    should use Brigandier for this one.
    
    NOTE: By all means, equip the Silver Ar on your chosen Gear for this battle.  
    It's a must!
    
    Boss Fight #48: White Knights (x2) and Citadel
    Location: Shevat
    HP: 290 (x2), 6000
    EXP: 2800 (x2), 4400 
    Gold: 500 (x2), 10,000
    Treasures: Gold Plate
    Attacks: Sonic Boom, Machine Gun, Gel Breath
    Recommended Level: 56
    
    This is a hard battle, particularly because of Citadel's ultra-strong attacks.  
    I recommend using Stier for this battle.  If you've equipped Silver Ar, then you 
    don't need to worry about the Gel Breath attack that much, but you DO need to 
    worry about the Sonic Boom attack, which causes around 3500 HP of damage per 
    hit.  Use Booster during this battle.  Ignore the White Knights at first, and 
    focus your 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos on Citadel, and then, once 
    he's down and out, take the White Knights out.  Be warned: this is an extremely 
    tough battle, and may take a few tries to win.
    
    Boss Fight #49: White Knights (x2) and Avalanche
    Location: Shevat
    HP: 290 (x2), 5000
    EXP: 2800 (x2), 4800
    Gold: 500 (x2), 20,000
    Treasures: Noise Filter, Ether Ar
    Attacks: Avalanche Drill (Defense Power down), Sonic
    Recommended Level: 56
    
    This is probably the hardest battle of all.  You should use Weltall for this 
    battle.  Immediately use Booster, and then use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 
    1 combos on Avalanche.  After it's down, eliminate the two White Knights.  Use a 
    Frame HP if Weltall's HP gets too low.  The one attack to look out for is the 
    Sonic attack.  It's very powerful.  Due to the Defense Down attack, you might 
    have some trouble with the White Knights (around 100 HP of damage per attack).  
    Normally, this isn't much, but after you're through with Avalanche, you'll have 
    almost no Fuel and/or HPs.  I finished this one with less than 1000 HP 
    remaining, and almost no Fuel.
    
    Boss Fight #50: Achtzehn
    Location: Shevat
    HP: 12,000
    EXP: 50,000
    Gold: 10,000
    Treasures: Wizardry Ring
    Attacks: Electric
    Recommended Level: 56
    
    This is an easy fight, and thank God, because, if you lost, you'd have to do the 
    Generator battles ALL over again.  :)  First, with Chu-Chu, use 30 Fuel attacks.  
    Once Achtzehn goes down, Maria will enter the battle with Seibzehn, which starts 
    another battle with Achtzehn.  For this battle, just use 30 Fuel attacks and 
    Attack Level 1 combos, and it'll go down soon enough.  It has strong attacks, 
    but it won't survive long enough to put any major hurt on Seibzehn.
    
    NOTE: At this point, I spent a lot of time (many hours) building up all of my 
    character's levels and DeathBlows before continuing the game.  You might want to 
    do the same, as this is when you get a maximum of 7 AP, and you can learn those 
    Elemental DeathBlows now!  If you want to know the exact combinations to push 
    for learning the DeathBlows, refer to my Xenogears DeathBlow/Ability FAQ.  Just 
    as a reference, I learned up to the following DeathBlows: Suikei (Fei), Hellfire 
    (Citan), Land Break (Bart), Thermo Thump (Elly), and Holy Gate (Billy).  I never 
    did use/like Rico.  His Gear is good, but not Rico himself (in my opinion).
    
    Boss Fight #51: Neo Etones (x2)
    Location: Mausoleum
    HP: 3300 (x2)
    EXP: 30,500 
    Gold: 10,000
    Treasures: Seal Barrier
    Attacks: Seal
    Recommended Level: 58
    
    This is a nice break after the hard Generator battles.  These guys can use Seal, 
    which causes between 2500-3000 HP of damage to a single Gear.  Big deal.  Just 
    use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos, and they'll go down as easily as 
    regular enemies.
    
    NOTE: As a reference, Bart gets his Omnigear Andvari for good after this battle!  
    YES!  ^_^  (Doesn't it kick ass?!)
    
    Boss Fight #52: Shakhan
    Location: Ignas Gate Cave
    HP: 18,000
    EXP: 218,343
    Gold: 30,000
    Treasures: Ether Ar +1
    Attacks: Ignas Storm (Fire Elemental damage on all Gears), Seal Punch
    Recommended Level: 58
    
    Yep, you're up against the big guy himself now.  Everyone says this is an 
    incredibly hard battle, but I had almost no trouble with it.  Just make sure to 
    bring Andvari and Seibzehn with you into the battle (they're incredibly strong).  
    First off, use Booster, and don't attack Shakhan while he's attached to the Gate 
    Generator.  He'll heal himself for 1000 HP every time you do, and use Ignas 
    Storm, which hits everyone in your party for 1500-3000 HP of damage.  Wait until 
    he detaches, and then pummel him with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 or 2 
    combos.  When he reattaches to the Gate Generator, Charge your Fuel.  Keep 
    repeating this until he goes down for the final time.  Oh, and as a side note, 
    don't worry about him hitting you with melee attacks from the Generator - he'll 
    try a lot but the screen will say "Can't reach!" and you'll get to see a very 
    funny animation.  You'll probably have to use Frame HPs at least once in this 
    battle.
    
    NOTE: Before the next Boss battle, make sure you found the Flare Rod weapon for 
    Vierge in the Babel Tower (Vierge, not Elly!).  If you haven't, I'd definitely 
    go back and get it.
    
    Boss Fight #53: Dominia (Bladegash) and Kelvena (Marinebasher) - Elements
    Location: Babel Tower
    HP: 4000, 5000
    EXP: 26,000, 26,000
    Gold: 5000 (x2)
    Treasures: EP Drive
    Attacks: Fire Sword, Water Sword, Wind Sword, Earth Sword (Bladegash), Water 
    Bubble, Tidal Wave (Marinebasher)
    Recommended Level: 59
    
    This is a hard fight, but only if Vierge doesn't have the Flare Rod equipped.  
    There really is no way to win this battle easily otherwise.  I'm going to assume 
    you do have the Flare Rod equipped.  At the start of the battle, use Booster.  
    Then, use 30 Fuel attacks on Marinebasher.  A couple of attacks will put her 
    down; don't waste your time with combos.  All the while, Fei should be pounding 
    on Bladegash with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.  After Marinebasher 
    is out, let Vierge join in the fun, and Bladegash will go down in no time.  Its 
    Elemental Sword attacks cause around 500 HP of damage to a single member, and 
    Marinebasher's Tidal Wave damages both Weltall and Vierge for various thousands 
    of HP of damage (around 2000-4000), so that's why you want to eliminate it 
    first.
    
    Boss Fight #54: Tolone (Skyghene) and Seraphita (Grandgrowl) - Elements
    Location: Ft. Jasper
    HP: 5000, 5000
    EXP: 26,000, 26,000
    Gold: 5000 (x2)
    Treasures: VIT Drive, ETH Drive
    Attacks: Triple Aerial Attack (Skyghene), Fire Breath (Grandgrowl)
    Recommended Level: 59
    
    This fight is a cakewalk compared to the last fight, mainly because you get to 
    use Andvari and Seibzehn (don't use Chu-Chu).  Take Skyghene out first using 30 
    Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos, as it can inflict a lot of damage spread 
    between both members.  After Skyghene is out, pound on Grandgrowl with the usual 
    30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.  You should make it out of this 
    battle with much less damage than you did the battle with Bladegash and 
    Marinebasher.  Use Booster to speed things up.
    
    Boss Fight #55: Dominia (Bladegash) and Kelvena (Marinebasher) - Elements
    Location: Babel Tower
    HP: 4000, 5000
    EXP: 26,000, 26,000
    Gold: 5000 (x2)
    Treasures: EP Drive, ETHDEF Drive
    Attacks: Fire Sword, Water Sword, Wind Sword, Earth Sword (Bladegash), Water 
    Bubble, Tidal Wave (Marinebasher)
    Recommended Level: 59
    
    No, it isn't a misprint - you have to fight all of the annoying women again!  
    This battle can be extremely difficult, but only on two conditions: one, you 
    don't have the Flare Rod equipped on Vierge, and two, you have absolutely no 
    Fuel left for a Frame HP, because you'll probably need it.  Otherwise, this 
    battle is simple - just do the same thing you did as before with the Flare Rod 
    and the combos.  Feel free to use a Frame HP; this is Weltall and Vierge's last 
    battle for now.  As always, use Booster.
    
    Boss Fight #56: Tolone (Skyghene) and Seraphita (Grandgrowl) - Elements
    Location: Ft. Jasper
    HP: 5000, 5000
    EXP: 26,000, 26,000
    Gold: 5000 (x2)
    Treasures: VIT Drive, ETH Drive
    Attacks: Triple Aerial Attack (Skyghene), Fire Breath (Grandgrowl)
    Recommended Level: 59
    
    This fight is exactly the same as the last one with these girls, so do the same 
    thing you did for the last fight with them.  You MIGHT need to use a Frame HP to 
    restore HP, but it doesn't matter, since this is Andvari and Seibzehn's last 
    battle for now.  Use Booster to speed things up a bit.
    
    Boss Fight #57: Crescens
    Location: Underwater Tunnel
    HP: 14,800
    EXP: 255,000
    Gold: 10,000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Backflip, Cloud Shower, Falling Rocks
    Recommended Level: 61
    
    Yet another easy fight - Much like Seibzehn, Crescens is a powerful Gear in 
    itself, but it's no match for three ultra-powerful Gears like yours.  At the 
    start of the battle, use Booster, and then pound on Crescens with 10 Fuel 
    attacks (30 Fuel attacks rarely hit) and Attack Level 1 combos.  Crescens' 
    attacks cause around 2000 HP of damage to one Gear, and one of her attacks 
    causes around 2000 HP of damage to the whole party.  No problem.  Use Frame HPs 
    if you need to, but I doubt you will.
    
    WARNING: Save a copy of your game to a different block than the one you are 
    using before you take off for Solaris.  This is the LAST time you will ever see 
    the World Map as it currently appears.  Upgrade your characters and Gears to 
    their best now!  Once you're in Solaris, keep saving onto that different block 
    as if it were your main game, because it should be now.  The other one is a 
    back-up file to get you back to the World Map in case you forget to do anything.
    
    WARNING: At a certain point in Solaris, you will run into REGULAR ENEMIES known 
    as the Bloody Bros.  These guys are reincarnations of Redrum and Bloody (they 
    never leave you alone, do they?!).  They have a lot of HP, and come in pairs of 
    two.  If you don't want to get annhilated, employ your most powerful DeathBlows 
    immediately, and hope you have lots of Zetasols!  They DO have the Murder 
    attack.  Fortunately, these enemies are quite rare, and they don't use Murder 
    very often.
    
    Boss Fight #58: Grahf and the Executioner
    Location: Solaris
    HP: 6666 (Heh!), 4444
    EXP: 92,805
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Karate Combo, Aerial Stomp, Aerial Fireball Attack
    Recommended Level: 66
    
    This is another battle that everyone says is incredibly hard, but it was easy 
    for me.  Eliminate the Executioner with DeathBlows first, as she can put a major 
    hurt on your party if you let her live too long.  Specifically, she has a strong 
    all-party attack and a "Murder" like attack ^_^.  Grahf, on the other hand, can 
    only hurt one character at a time with strong, but weaker, attacks.  With the 
    Executioner unable to fight, you can use your strongest DeathBlows on Grahf to 
    easily kill him.  (For me, Citan's Crystal Water DeathBlow did upwards of 1000 
    HP of damage, as did Fei's Suikei DeathBlow).
    
    Congratulations!  You've beaten all of Disc 1's Bosses!
    
    -DISC 2-
    
    Boss Fight #59: Ramsus (Vendetta)
    Location: Taura's House
    HP: 12,000
    EXP: 32,397
    Gold: 50,000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Blaze Pose, Nanoflare
    Recommended Level: 67
    
    Yep - Disc 2 starts out with Ramsus (groan).  But, with Fei's new Omnigear 
    Weltall-2, he should be a piece o' cake.  Start out using System Id and hit 
    Ramsus with three of your strongest Attack Level Infinity combos.  If he's still 
    alive after that, finish him off with a few 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 
    combos.  Every few turns, Ramsus will go into a Blaze Pose and then hit Weltall-
    2 for about 3000 HP of damage.  This is no threat, though, because Weltall-2 has 
    a lot of HP.
    
    NOTE: Celebrate!  Fei has his new Omnigear Weltall-2 and Citan has his new 
    Omnigear Fenrir!
    
    Boss Fight #60: Ft. Hurricane
    Location: Nisan
    HP: 15,000
    EXP: 32,367
    Gold: 50,000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Blue Star
    Recommended Level: 68
    
    If you need a walkthrough for this one, then you really don't know how to play 
    the game.  (I'm kidding.)  No one needs a walkthrough for this Boss - the Super 
    Dimensional Gear "Yggdrasil IV" has 99,999 HP, 9900 Fuel and a truckload of high 
    attributes behind it.  Enable Booster right away to just speed the battle up, 
    and hit it with 30 Fuel attacks to destroy it the fastest way possible.  But, 
    personally, it was kinda fun seeing what the 10 and 20 Fuel attacks look like, 
    as you only get to use this Gear once in the game (too bad, huh?).  Also, be 
    sure to check out the Special Options Menu..
    
    Boss Fight #61: Sufal Mass and Four Sufals
    Location: N/A
    HP: 4800
    EXP: 97,191
    Gold: 30,000
    Treasures: Pilot Shield, Gold Nugget, Gold Bullion
    Attacks: Sufal Mass
    Recommended Level: 68
    
    If there is one thing that you do in this battle, do NOT kill more than three 
    Sufals.  If you kill all four, you'll know what it feels like to get hit by a 
    devastating attack that will probably kill most, or all, of your party.  The key 
    here is speed.  The Sufals are weak, so don't worry about them - just kill three 
    of them off.  Then, go after Sufal Mass with your strongest NON-ELEMENTAL 
    DeathBlows.  I know, it sucks, but Elemental DeathBlows heal Sufal Mass.  I 
    can't stress enough the importance of killing Sufal Mass quickly.  If you don't, 
    Sufal Mass will automatically kill off the other Sufal and use the attack on you 
    anyway, and which case you've probably lost.  Otherwise, this isn't a hard 
    fight.  Just kill, kill, kill!
    
    Boss Fight #62: Dominia, Kelvena, Tolone, and Seraphita - Elements
    Location: Anima Dungeon #1
    HP: 2500, 4000, 2000, 2000
    EXP: 30,000
    Gold: 10,000
    Treasures: STR Drive, ETH Drive, VIT Drive, ETHDEF Drive
    Attacks: Steal All EP, Wind Storm, Positron Beam
    Recommended Level: 70
    
    Don't worry - you're almost done with these girls!  I recommend taking the three 
    characters that know the most Elemental DeathBlows into this battle (probably 
    Fei, Citan, Elly, and/or Bart).  Go after Kelvena (the Water Elemental girl in 
    blue) first, since she's the only one that can heal her allies.  Use Kakei, Haze 
    of Fire, Thermo Thump, and/or Prominence on her.  She'll be down and out in no 
    time.  Next, take Seraphita out (the red-haired Fire Elemental girl), because 
    she can steal all of a character's EP.  Use Suikei, Crystal Water, Aqua Frost, 
    and/or Tornado on her.  She has half the HP that Kelvena did, so she'll go down 
    even quicker.  Next, eliminate Tolone (the Wind Elemental girl in green), 
    because the game forces you to save Dominia for last.  Use Chikei, Rumble Earth, 
    Terra Charge, and/or Land Break on Tolone.  Having the same amount of HP as 
    Seraphita, she'll go down quickly.  Finally, knock Dominia out with Fukei, 
    Festive Wind, Anemo Zap, and/or Angel.  Be warned, though, because Dominia gets 
    very strong when she's fighting alone.  She can do hundreds of HP of damage to 
    one character with one of her sword attacks.  Overall, though, this fight is a 
    sinch.
    
    Boss Fight #63: G Elements (Bladegash, Marinebasher, Skyghene, and Grandgrowl)
    Location: Anima Dungeon #1
    HP: 45,000
    EXP: 319,068
    Gold: 30,000
    Treasures: Kishin Sword
    Attacks: Kishin Sword, Light Ray
    Recommended Level: 70
    
    "Go, go, Power Rangers!" is what you'll be thinking after watching the women 
    from Hell transform into the "Gear Elements".  Fortaunately, these girls are 
    about as smart and as hard as the Power Rangers.  First, activate Booster.  Go 
    after the huge Gear with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos, but with 
    Weltall-2, use System Id, and use your strongest Attack Level Infinity combos on 
    them.  They have a lot of HP, but have patience, as they WILL die eventually.  
    Their attacks typically cause around 2000 HP of damage to one Gear, but 
    sometimes they can hit for as much as 5000 HP.  One thing to watch out for is 
    the Kishin Sword attack, which they will use near their death.  This attack 
    causes around 6500 HP of damage to all three of your Gears, so MAKE SURE you 
    keep your Gears' HP over 7000.  You DO want everyone getting all those 
    Experience Poins, now don't you?  ^_^
    
    Congratulations - You've just beaten the Elements for good!
    
    Billy obtains his new Omnigear (an upgraded Renmazuo) after this battle.
    
    Boss FIght #64: Hammer
    Location: Anima Dungeon #2
    HP: 48,000
    EXP: 348,174
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: Trader Card/None (if you escape)
    Attacks: Gel Breath, Self Modification, Tail Sting (Defense Power down)
    Recommended Level: 71
    
    I liked Hammer!  Why'd he have to go and help Krelian..?  This is a sad fight, 
    because you have to kill Hammer, who was once so cool.. Hammer can pack a 
    powerful punch, but he's no match for Weltall-2, Fenrir, and Andvari.  Use 
    Booster immediately, and start "hammering" Hammer with 30 Fuel attacks and 
    Attack Level 1 combos with Fenrir and Andvari, but, as always, use System Id 
    with Weltall-2.  Self-Modification can cause around 5000 HP of damage to one 
    Gear, but if you've been upgrading your Gears like you alway should, this is no 
    biggie.  You can equip armor that protects against Gel attacks, such as Silver 
    Ar, to protect against Hammer's Gel Breath attack, but it's not really worth it, 
    since it's not very threatening anyway.  Once you've caused enough of damage to 
    Hammer, he'll turn red, and one of your characters will say that he/she "has a 
    bad feeling".  It's time to Escape immediately!  The only downside to escaping 
    is the fact that you won't get the Trader Card for winning, and it's a kickass 
    Accessory.  After Hammer turns red, each of your Gears will usually have one 
    more turn.  Don't consider defeating Hammer yourself unless Weltall-2 is 
    currently in System Id Mode, and both of your other Gears can hit Hammer with 
    Attack Level 3 combos.  If they can't, just escape; when Hammer blows up, he'll 
    take your party with him if you don't.
    
    Rico obtains his new Omnigear (an upgraded Stier) after this battle.
    
    Boss Fight #65: Deus
    Location: Mahanon
    HP: 40,000
    EXP: 363,345
    Gold: 30,000
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Halve All HP
    Recommended Level: 73
    
    This battle requires patience, and nothing more.  Deus, and only Deus, can hurt 
    itself.  As it hurts your Gears with its all Gear attacks, it'll also hurt 
    itself.  The reason that you can't attack Deus is because every time you do, 
    it'll heal itself for 16,000 HP.  So, at the beginning of the battle, have each 
    of your Gears hit Deus with a 10 Fuel attack.  Yes, it'll heal itself, but it 
    doesn't matter since its HP is already full.  This will get your Gears ready for 
    an Attack Level 1 combo.  As Deus kills itself, use Frame HPs to heal yourself 
    and Charge just to pass the turns.  Once Deus' HP drops to around 5000, Weltall-
    2 can finish it off with a strong Attack Level Infinity combo.  If you're not 
    ready to do that, just wait until its HP drops to around 1250, and finish it off 
    with the Attack Level 1 combo you've been saving up for so long now.
    
    Boss Fight #66: Ramsus (Amphysvena)
    Location: Merkava Central Core
    HP: 28,000
    EXP: 190,000
    Gold: 50,000
    Treasures: Golden Vest
    Attacks: Wave #3 Demiser, Blaze Pose, Terra Flare
    Recommended Level: 74
    
    This is the final battle with Ramsus.  Unfortunately, it's also not only the 
    hardest one, it's one of the hardest battles in the game.  Ramsus will always 
    get the first turn, and he'll always cast Wave #3 Demiser, which reduces all of 
    your Gears' HP to 1.  Immediately use a Frame HP30 or 50 to restore your HP, and 
    then use Booster.  Have Fei use System Id, and have everyone else use 10 or 30 
    Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.  The key to this battle is to defeat 
    Ramsus before he can cast Wave #3 Demiser again.  If he does, just reset and try 
    again, because you have another battle just ahead of you, and you won't get a 
    chance to heal.  Ramsus hits for around 2000 HP with his normal attack.  Of 
    course, that's no big deal at all.
    
    Boss Fight #67: Miang (Opiomorph)
    Location: Merkava Central Core
    HP: 22,000
    EXP: 190,000
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Wave #4 Devastator
    Recommended Level: 74
    
    This is possibly the hardest battle in the game.  Miang's Wave #4 Devastator 
    damages your whole party according to how much damage she's recieved from your 
    party - this can be between 0 and 5000 HP.  Hopefully, Weltall-2 still has at 
    least 1000 Fuel and your other members have at least 3000.  You'll probably have 
    to use Frame HPs, but try to use Weltall-2's remaining Fuel for System Id.  If 
    you're able to use this and connect with all three hits without dying or 
    missing, then you have the best chance you're going to get of winning.  Have 
    everyone else use 10 or 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos.  What makes 
    Miang hard is that fact that every time she's hit, she raises her Defense and 
    Ether power.  The good part to this is that once she uses Wave #4 Devastator, 
    her stats go back to normal.  Hit her fast and hard and you'll beat her.  And, 
    one thing I learned on this battle is to NEVER GIVE UP.  For me, I had Weltall-
    2, Fenrir, and Andvari.  Weltall-2 ad Fenrir were down, and Andvari had around 
    500 HP left and like 800 Fuel, not enough for a Frame HP.  I figured I'd just 
    attack and let her kill me and start again, but then, I remembered one of the 
    most obscure attacks in the game: the Ygg D. Charge attack.  I used it, and 
    guess what?  The 600 HP it damaged her for was just enough to kill her!  So, 
    like I said, never give up!
    
    Dorrin84@aol.com has an alternate strategy for beating Opiomorph, and I think 
    it's a good one.  This is what he/she says:
    
    "I have an alternate strategy for beating Opiomorph that I find works better 
    than yours.  First of all, equip everyone with two Ether Armor+3 armors, since 
    physical defense doesn't matter for this battle, but that will raise their ether 
    defense by a lot. On Weltall-2's first turn, use System Id. Have him attack once 
    with it, then charge fuel on his next two turns. Have the other two characters 
    just charge. Since you've only attacked once, Miang's Wave#4 Devastator will 
    only do about 600 damage to everyone. Next, have Weltall-2 use System Id again 
    (he has to have started the battle with at least 1620 fuel) and attack all three 
    turns this time, while the others charge. Miang's spell will probably do about 
    2000-2500 damage this time. Heal if necessary, then finish her off (she's down 
    to about 5000 HP by now) with 30 fuel attacks and combos from all 3 characters.  
    That was how I finally beat her after losing twice."
    
    Boss Fight #68: Id
    Location: N/A
    HP: 30,000
    EXP: 200,000
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Flying Blaze
    Recommended Level: 75
    
    Time for a break!  Id is a sinch.  He can cause 2000 HP of damage to a single 
    Gear, which is nothing compared to the attacks you just faced from Miang and 
    Ramsus.  Just use Booster and pound on Id with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 
    1 combos.  He'll go down quickly.  Unfortunately, you're reduced to using your 
    normal Gears for this battle, as Deus sucked up your Omnigears.  But, that's not 
    much of a problem: for some reason, Brigandier is very strong and Heimdal can 
    use swords.  Cool.
    
    Boss Fight #69: Grahf (True Weltall)
    Location: N/A
    HP: 15,000
    EXP: 198,000
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Fireball, normal attacks
    Recommended Level: 75
    
    This battle is also easy, since Fei now gets to use the all-powerful Gear 
    Xenogears.  On the good side, Xenogears has 30,400 HP (more than two times the 
    HP of True Weltall) and 7000 Fuel.  On the bad side, System Id is gone.  Yeah, 
    it was great, but you don't need it, since Xenogears always has a 99% chance of 
    getting to Attack Level Infinity after Attack Level 3.  And, it doesn't cost 
    1000 Fuel to do it.  Anyway, just trash Grahf with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack 
    Level 1 combos, or just use three Attack Level Infinity combos.  Either way, 
    Grahf doesn't have much of a chance.  His normal attacks can cause 2000 HP of 
    damage, and a special attack of his can cause up to 3000 HP of damage.  You'll 
    come close to 10,000 HP, but you'll beat him.
    
    NOTE: This is the last Boss fight before the final battles.  Do whatever you 
    need to to make your Gears as strong as possible, and then go for it.
    
    This is quite an interesting final Boss fight.  It's also hard.  The main Boss, 
    Deus, is surrounded by four supports: Harlute, Marlute, Metatron, and Sundel.  
    Each support, basically a Sub-Boss, has one special ability: Harlute has 
    Heavenly Annointment, which causes multiple Status Effects on all of your Gears.  
    Marlute has Fuel Drain, which obviously drains Fuel from your Gears.  Metatron 
    has an incredibly powerful all-Gear attack.  Sundel has a healing Ability.  Deus 
    can use all of these abilities, and has a whopping 75,000 HP.  But, for every 
    Sub-Boss that you defeat, Deus' maximum HP is lowered, and he loses that 
    particular Ability.  If you can eliminate all four Sub-Bosses, Deus will be 
    limited to a measly 40,000 HP (you've faced 48,000) and none of the dangerous 
    special abilities.  I recommend that you eliminate as many of the Sub-Bosses as 
    you can.  If you don't, your efforts may be futile, as you may be up against too 
    much.  To kill all of the Sub-Bosses, use all of your strongest characters that 
    you don't plan on taking into the final fight.  At the end of the fight, replace 
    any characters who are dangerously low on HP and/or Fuel.  
    
    nym408@hotmail.com has found a way to choose which Sub-Boss you want to fight.  
    While you're looking at the Sub-Bosses floating around Deus, take a look at the 
    color light they are giving off.  Here's the key:
    
    Harlute - Blue
    Marlute - Yellow
    Metatron - Gray
    Sundel - Pink
    
    This way, you can decide who you want to fight when.
    
    The following strategies are my personal thoughts on the fights.  Please note 
    that I DID beat the final bosses the first time I tried, so these same 
    strategies might work for you.  The order in which the Sub-Boss fights are 
    listed are not necessarily the order I fought them in.
    
    Boss Fight #70: Harlute
    Location: Deus
    HP: 45,000
    EXP: 1
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Heavenly Annointment
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    Harlute looks like a vortex.  Use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 combos on 
    it.  It'll take awhile, but it'll go down.  Harlute casts "Heavenly 
    Annointment", which causes multiple Status Effects on all of your Gears, such as 
    Accuracy Down, Evade Down, Slow, Attack Power down, etc., and it also does 
    around 6000 HP of damage.  That's bad.  That's why you definitely want to make 
    it a point to take this ability away from Deus.  Every few turns, Harlute will 
    freeze two of your characters.  The unfrozen character is the only one who will 
    be able to attack.  Use Booster for this battle.  I fought Harlute second.
    
    Boss Fight #71: Marlute
    Location: Deus
    HP: 54,000
    EXP: 1
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Fuel Drain, Explosion Attack
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    Marlute, thankfully, is pretty easy, but only if you have the following 
    accessories equipped on your Gears: Tank Guards, Z Chargers, and Frame HPs.  I 
    didn't, and this battle was VERY hard.  I figured it wasn't necessary, but it 
    IS, so get the Tank Guards!  It looks like a flat, golden Phoenix on the floor.  
    Marlute mainly drains Fuel from your Gears (400 Fuel each time).  Equip Tank 
    Guards, however, and he won't be able to do this.  Use this battle to heal and 
    recharge.  With Z Chargers, you can easily use all the Frame HPs you need to to 
    get ready for the remaining battles.  If you wait and build all your Gears to 
    Attack Level Infinity before Charging, you can get the 10X effect on the Charge 
    and fill your Fuel tanks with 5000 Fuel each Charge.  As a side note, Attack 
    Level combos are not allowed in this battle, so just pound on Marlute with 30 
    Fuel attacks.  This battle takes much patience.  Just so you know, Marlute has 
    one all-Gear attack that does about 6000 HP of damage.  Thankfully, he doesn't 
    use it often at all.  I fought Marlute fourth.
    
    Boss Fight #72: Metatron
    Location: Deus
    HP: 45,000
    EXP: 1
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Earthly Annointment, Multiple-Target Bombshell
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    Metatron is, in a nutshell, strong.  It looks like a giant robot.  It has strong 
    all-Gear attacks and an ultra-strong special attack.  You may need two of your 
    tip-top characters for this fight (probably Seibzehn and Renmazuo, since you 
    want to use Xenogears, Fenrir, and Andvari for the final battle).  Use Booster 
    immediately, and then trash Metatron with 30 Fuel attacks and Attack Level 1 
    combos.  I fought Metatron first.  Good luck!
    
    Boss Fight #73: Sundel
    Location: Deus
    HP: 54,000
    EXP: 1
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Healing, Counter
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    Sundel looks like a bunch of spinning red diamonds.  At the start of the battle, 
    it'll choose one Gear of yours to counterattack.  Every time you attack Sundel, 
    Sundel will counterattack that particular Gear.  If that Gear attacks Sundel, 
    the whole party will be hit with an attack that causes around 6000 HP of damage.  
    So, in other words, you want that Gear to STAY PUT.  Charge, heal, whatever - 
    just don't attack Sundel with that Gear.  Sundel can heal itself, and it can be 
    very, VERY cheap with this healing ability (8000 HP of recovery every other 
    turn).  If it IS cheap, there's nothing you can do about it - just keep pounding 
    away until she decides to stop it.  I fought Sundel third.
    
    Boss Fight #74: Deus
    Location: Deus
    HP: With 0 Sub-Bosses destroyed, 75,000; 1-3 Sub-Bosses, 52,000; 4 Sub Bosses, 
    40,000
    EXP: ???
    Gold: 0
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Starry Night, Halve HP, Ultimate Break, Cosmic Crush
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    This is a pretty hard fight, but it REALLY helps if you've destroyed all four 
    Sub-Bosses.  Trust me!  Use your very best characters for this battle - probably 
    Fei, Citan, and Bart.  Equip all of your Gears with Z Chargers, Frame HPs, and 
    Anti-Angel Systems.  Doing so will nullify Deus' most powerful attack.  Deus has 
    several all-Gear attacks that can put a major hurt on the party, so kill Deus 
    fast.  Finger-crossing also works well!  If you have Z Chargers on all your 
    Gears, you'll have a better chance of winning, since you can use Frame HPs and 
    be able to Charge quickly.  One of Deus' special all-Gear attacks causes around 
    13,000 HP of damage to all Gears.  BE CAREFUL!  If you've come this far, you can 
    do this.  Overall, this is the hardest of all the last Boss fights.
    
    Final Boss Fight: Urobolus
    Location: Deus
    HP: 50,000
    EXP: ???
    Gold: ???
    Treasures: None
    Attacks: Fist Attack, Serpent's Tail
    Recommended Level: Anything above 75 is great.  The higher the better!
    
    This is it!  The final Boss!  Fei will fight this battle alone, in Xenogears.  
    Fortunately, his HP and Fuel are fully restored from the fight with Deus, so you 
    have a good chance against Urobolus.  Its/her strongest attack can cause up to 
    around 7000 HP of damage, so keep your HP above that amount.  If you don't, you 
    may be killed by that attack.  You can either use 30 Fuel attacks and Attack 
    Level 1 combos, or you can repeatedly build Xenogears' Attack Level to Infinity 
    and let loose with some X Button Infinity combos.  For me, my Attack Level 1 
    combos were doing around 6000 HP of damage to her each turn, so I figured that 
    it was quicker to kill her that way.  I recommend you do that as well.  She 
    isn't nearly as hard as Deus was.  Urobolus can kill you, but it's highly 
    unlikely if you attack and heal at the right times.  If you use Booster, you'll 
    have two turns to her one.  Cool, huh?  I didn't need to heal during this 
    battle, so Fuel probably won't be a problem.  But, one thing to remember is that 
    each person's game differs: if you think you need to heal, HEAL.  Just because I 
    didn't need to doesn't mean that you don't need to - and you don't want to die.  
    Because if you do, well.. do you really want to fight Deus again?  
    
    That's it!  You've beaten Xenogears!  Now, sit back and enjoy the ending Anime.
    
    Now, what're you waiting for?  Get busy on Brave Fencer Musashi and Zelda 64!  
    ^_^
    
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    Hope this guide helped you through Xenogears!  If you have any corrections, 
    questions, or comments on this or any of my other FAQs, please feel free to E-
    mail me at [LightRanma@aol.com].  I'll usually get back to you within one or two 
    days, or sometimes, the same day.  See ya!
    
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    VI. Thanks
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    "Nym ^.^" - nym408@hotmail.com - He provided the strategy on the colors of the 
    Deus Sub-Bosses before anyone else.  Thanks!
    Name Unknown - Dorrin84@aol.com - He provided another strategy for defeating 
    Opiomorph.  Thanks!
    Kevin Cheah - kevin_cheah@pacific.net.sg - He submitted the EXP for the Grahf 
    and Executioner fight.  Thanks!
    
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