Eternal Ring Boss FAQ By the Last Avenger Email: Lastavenger90210@cs.com Revision History 1.0: Finished FAQ, will add more as a play more Table of Contents I: General Hints II: Water Demon III: Werewolf IV: Evil Angel V: Cockatrice VI: Wind Dragon VII: Golden Knight (Bone Emperor) VIII: Evil Angel (returned) IX: Soulus (Homonculus) -GENERAL HINTS- First off, the best and easiest way to defeat any boss is using long- range magic. Your sword just doesn't have the strength or range your magic does, and it also leaves you wide open for retaliation from the boss (which is often heavily damaging.) Secondly, master the use of the R1/L1 buttons. If you hold them down, you dodge left and right, and that is the safest and quickest way to dodge any missile attacks. Lastly, always come with full HP/MP, and it's a very good idea to have restorative items on hand. These bosses have more hit points than most of the monsters in their dungeon, and you don't want to still be fighting them running low on health and magic, and having no way to restore it. With these tips in mind, read on. -WATER DEMON- Found: Water Temple Items Needed: Fireball Ring When you first enter the area that he's in, you'll see Cain walking into a large chamber with a few inches of water on the floor. He'll look around a bit, but then the camera will focus on a dark shape with glowing red eyes. This creature will jump down in front of you, then the control will be turned over to you. The Water Demon has two main attacks. The one that he uses the most is to spit some sort of blue stuff at you. It had good range, but is easy to dodge and anticipate. Far less often, he will charge at you and then slide. Dodge him in the same way. Since you don't have a lot in the way of magical rings right now, the only thing you can do is Fireball him to death. He has this very annoying habit of jumping to one side and dodging it. The best times are when he's recovering from his dash attack (easiest, but somewhat rare) and when he's winding up for his spit attack. The latter is much harder to time, but it occurs more frequently. Just be sure not to get hit by his projectile. I didn't count how many fireballs it took me to kill him, but if I had to guess I'd say around 15. I recommend being at about level 6-7 before challenging him, and be sure to pick up the two flowers and crystals before you enter his room (they're in branching corridors.) -WEREWOLF Found: Investigation Camp Items Needed: Fireball Here we are, against another boss so soon. After this, though, you won't fight one for quite some time… Anyhow, after exiting the temple you find the place in ruin and practically everyone's dead. You can look around, and then cross the bridge. Walk through the canyon, and make toward the house at the end. The camera will spin around as a burning log blocks the way back. A werewolf will spring from somewhere, and start making his way toward you. First of all, move forward a bit and give yourself some more room. This guy doesn't actively dodge your fireballs, but he runs around a lot so he's pretty hard to hit. I found that the quickest way to beat him is to wait until he springs, then dodge and shoot him with a fireball while he's recovering. You won't be able to hit him more than once or twice, but just repeat and you shouldn't have much trouble. His only attack is a flying lunge; don't try to use your sword to ward him off, you'll take damage anyway. If you get below 50 hit points, you should use a Golden Grass because he can take off a big chunk of HP. -EVIL ANGEL- Found: Iron Mill Items Needed: Sonic/Tornado When you open the red door in the Iron Mill and walk forward, you will be confronted with an evil angel who will accuse you of following him, and then tell you to die. Dodge his Sonic attack by dodging left and right, and hit him with your own Sonic or Tornado, if you have it. Once you get too close, he shoots Bombers at you, so be sure to stay out of the way. Alternately, you can use your sword, but this takes forever and I don't recommend it. Once you beat him, you get the rarest gem in the game, the Sunbeam Gem. -COCKATRICE- Found: Magic Laboratory Items Needed: Tornado/Earthy Axe/Projectile The giant chicken boss can be either very easy or very hard. Be sure to have some Sahagin Thorns and Cockatrice Feathers. If he hits you with his multi-colored fireballs, you will be paralyzed, poisoned, none, or both. Always hold down the dodge weapons, and stand back if you need to in order to give yourself more dodging room. Tornado works well, but you have to be really close and only hits twice. If you have been observant, you will notice that the Flame Rats and Chimera drop level four gems; put six of them in one ring to make a strong attack spell. Once he's dead, you'll go up a level and will receive a Dead Gem. -WIND DRAGON- Found: Tower of Storms Items Needed: Fiery Avenger For some reason, I've always found the Wind Dragon to be a pushover. His tornadoes, once you get the hang of it, are easy to dodge, and his dive bomb attack is almost impossible to get hit by. His only strength is his large number of hit points. For that reason, hammer away at him with Fiery Avenger, and be sure to equip rings (Ring of Inferno, etc.) to bolster your fire stat. He shouldn't take long to beat. When he's dead, you'll get the Wind Key. -GOLDEN KNIGHT- Found: Sealed Labyrinth Items Needed: Any Dragon Ring This boss has the most hit points in the game, but is a lot easier than you probably think. Any Dragon spell, while MP-consuming, works well on him, though he'll take about 15 or so to finally kill (needless to say, it is very important to have MP-restoring items on hand.) His ghost friends cast lightning bolt at you, but all you have to do is use a Dragon spell on the Golden Knight, then hit them with the Hunting Sword or Kaizer Knuckle with Animate Sword. Don't actually go for the boss himself with your melee combat; he can kill you very quickly. Once you finally kill him, you'll get a Ring of Magic and the strongest weapon, the Eternal Sword. -EVIL ANGEL (RETURNED)- Found: Eternal Dimension Items Needed: Any Dragon Spell The Evil Angel has triple the hit points he had previously, and uses much the same strategies. Simply hit him with a Dragon spell or two and he's dead for good. Otherwise, use the same attacks as before, though why you'd have Sonic at this point is beyond me… -SOULUS- Found: Eternal Ring Items Needed: Any Dragon Spell As soon as you beat the Evil Angel for good and enter the door, Soulus will ask you what happened to Lyla. He'll then do this yell, and combat will begin. He has two floating orbs that shoot laser beams at you, like the monsters from Disposal Valley that follow you around. He himself will charge up blast of electricity, and hurl it at you. Fortunately, you can dodge it, but if you do get hit you're paralyzed and will take lots of damage besides. Do not step up on the raised area, or lightning bolts will strike you to do damage. Sounds hard, doesn't it? Don't worry, he really isn't. Just use the Dragon spells, and he'll die really quickly. The only challenge is staying alive until the second/third one recharges… that is, unless you're really cheap and used Dragon Fangs to maximize your stats.