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    Boss FAQ by KeeperBvK

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    # for Legacy of Kain-Blood Omen 2 (GCN)          #
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    # written by KeeperBvK	aka Burkhart von Klitzing#
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    0. Legal Stuff and contact:
    
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    without my permission and it may not be used commercially in any possible way.
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    Do not claim this guide or any part of it to be your creation.
    If you find any mistakes (even regarding the language as I'm German) please 
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    Copyright 2007 Burkhart von Klitzing
    
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    Version History:
    
    First Version completed on 04.26.2004
    -includes a complete guide for Faustus and Marcus (rejected by gamefaqs.com)
    
    Second Version completed on 06.04.2004
    -added the general hint, the closing comment and the guides for Sebastian and 
    Magnus
    
    Third Version completed on 02.18.2005
    -fixed some minor things, like misspelling (probably this word isn't spelled 
    right either ^^)
    
    Fourth Version completed on 06.28.2005
    -fixed some misspellings and the layout as the guide was the complete 
    opposite to eye-candy and changed some formulations
    
    Fifth Version completed on 07.23.2005
    -changed my E-mail-address, allowed gamefaqs' affiliates to host this guide,   
    altered the layout a bit and fixed some typos
    
    Sixth Version completed on 08.09.2005
    -added neoseeker as a site I permitted to host this guide
    
    Seventh Version completed on 10.28.2005
    -added ign.com
    
    Eight Version completed on 01.06.2006
    -added the Experimental section
    
    Ninth Version completed on 02.23.2006
    - Experimental got its own section.
    - Changed the heading a bit.
    
    Tenth Version completed on 05.13.2006
    - Added www.gamerhelp.com
    
    Eleventh Version completed on 03.12.2007
    - Added www.honestgamers.com
    
    Twelfth Version completed on 03.17.2007
    - Added www.supercheats.com
    
    Thirteenth Version completed on 12.17.2007
    - Added www.gameslayers.co.uk
    
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    Contents:
    0. Legal Stuff and contact / Version History
    1. General Hint
    2. Level 2 -Boss: Faustus
    3. Level 4 -Boss: Marcus
    4. Level 6 -Boss: Sebastian
    5. Level 8 -Boss: Magnus
    6. Level 11-Boss: the Sarafan Lord
    7. Closing Comments
    8. Experimental
    
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    1. General Hint
       It's only a small hint but it can definitely come in handy:
       One might think that you can only dodge (making a short jump to the side)
       when standing still. It is true that an attack cannot be ended to allow
       for a dodge but you can dodge when being in defensive position.
       So if you're just blocking attacks of a combo and you realize that the
       enemy does not continue with a normal attack or with a strong attack 
       (he glows yellow) but with an unblockable attack you can still dodge the
       attack. Therefore there's no need to wait for an enemy to prepare his
       attack before beginning to block.
    
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    2. Level 2-Boss: Faustus
    
    difficulty: ** (out of four)
    
    Faustus is a vampire who used to be part of Kain's army hundreds of years ago 
    but now he works for the Sarafans. Since Kain's defeat he must have opened 
    quite a lot of lore chests as his blood meter is quite impressive when 
    compared to the one of our favourite vampire. In the beginning he seems to be 
    a real pain in the *** but with the right tactics he actually is beatable in 
    no time.
    
    First phase: At first Faustus just tries to hit you either with a multiple 
                 hit-combo that is easy to block, a white flashing roundkick that 
                 can also be blocked or with a red flashing non-blockable 
                 kick-jump which you should dodge, though you can definitely 
                 afford getting hit a few times in this part of the fight. 
                 Simply block some of his attacks to fill your fury-meter and
                 hit him three times with a fury-attack. Do not try to hit 
                 him with your normal attacks as he will most often either 
                 block them or jump behind you.
    
    Second phase: Now Faustus will leave the room continuing the fight in a large
                  hall containing four melting furnaces. He starts throwing some 
                  sort of Molotov cocktails at you which deal quite a high amount
                  of damage to Kain. Right after entering the hall you should aim
                  for the first melting furnace rightwards and use the switch. 
                  This will activate a flame right where Faustus stands. 
                  You need to repeat this two more times to end this part of the 
                  fight. 
                  You can either run towards Faustus's position changing 
                  direction to another melting furnace when being close enough to
                  him, hoping that he will jump to the place you're closing in 
                  on, or you can use the fog to your advantage by turning on your
                  invisibility-skill to flame-grill the traitor more safely.
    
    Third phase: This phase of the fight is quite frustrating when you don't know
                 what to do but it actually is just as easy as the rest of the 
                 battle. Faustus jumps on top of the beams moving around a bit 
                 before jumping down again. Simply have a look where he will 
                 come down and activate the targeting button (R on the 
                 Gamecube-pad) when he's on your level. He'll try to jump-kick 
                 (unblockable) at you, so you want to dodge his attack by moving
                 the control stick to either the left or to the right side and
                 pressing the jump button (A on the Gamecube pad). If done with 
                 the right timing Faustus will end up hitting the wall and lying 
                 on the ground for a few seconds leaving him open for some 
                 attacks. Just repeat this pattern about four times or so and 
                 Faustus will be nothing more but a source for you to obtain 
                 the Jump-Magic.
    
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    3. Level 4-Boss: Marcus
    
    difficulty: * to **** (out of four)
    
    Marcus hadn't been a real ally of Kain in the past, as Kain only used him for
    his purposes, but now Marcus is longing for revenge.
    But, oh well, if every ally of the Sarafans was such a sissy as Marcus is,
    Vorador wouldn't need Kain.
    
    First phase: The fight starts in the main room of a cathedral with Marcus 
                 running around while he's invisible. When he gets near you he'll
                 roundkick you. Sounds like a real fight? It isn't. Simply go to 
                 either one of the switches located on the left and on the right 
                 side of the hall to ring one of the church's bells. When you do
                 your enemy will stand still, become visible and mourn about the
                 noise. Do one combo on him and go to the other switch, repeating
                 the whole process until Marcus is down to about half his blood 
                 meter.
    
    Second phase: Two priests controlled by Marcus rush in, cutting one rope of 
                  each bell bringing the fight to a new level.
                  Walk up the stairs and hunt down Marcus. The only problem here
                  might be caused by the priests attacking you fire arrows 
                  when being far-off and with their trademark-staffs when you
                  come near them. The first time I fought this battle, infinite 
                  enemies spawned when I killed the priests making rendering it
                  quite difficult. But the second time around I killed the two 
                  priests as I did before, not seeing any more priests for the
                  rest of the fight making it absolutely easy.
                  Anyway, you need to run to Marcus who stays visible for as long
                  as you don't hit him. When you do he turns invisible for a few 
                  moments which should not hinder you from attacking him further.
                  When you keep pressing the lock-on button and stand close to 
                  him you can end this phase of the battle within a minute or 
                  so...of course unless you are attacked by the priests. 
                  When there are priests around you should try to hit Marcus in a 
                  spot that cannot be reached by the flame arrows.
    
    Third phase: Not many changes are made here except for that the boss turns
                 invisible and remains it. He only becomes visible for a brief
                 moment now and then helping you to orientate a bit.
                 Get as close to him as possible and wait for him to become 
                 visible. Now it is possible to hit him when you are quick 
                 about it (Of course you can also hit him when he is invisible,
                 but that naturally is quite hard to do). Attack him without 
                 pausing and he'll soon let you take his special power: Charm.
    
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    4. Level 6-Boss: Sebastian
    
    difficulty: ** 1/2 (out of four)
    
    Guess what. It's another vampire having committed treason on Kain. 
    Although Sebastian is the most difficult boss in Blood Omen II calling him 
    difficult to beat would mean an exaggeration. Once again the real task is not 
    to really defeat him but to find out how to do so.
    
    First phase: The whole battle takes place in a relatively small round hall.
                 During the first phase water steam streams out of one segment 
                 of the wall. This steam moves regularly, counter clock-wise 
                 across the wall making it easy to predict where the steam 
                 will be at any time in the near future.
                 Sebastian tries to hit you with a multiple-hit combo similar to
                 Faustus's attacks. You just need to build up your rage meter
                 unleashing an unblockable attack every now and then until he's 
                 got enough for this phase. When you do, make sure to jump high
                 in the air after Sebastian gets back onto his feet after you 
                 use a rage attack as he will attack you with an unblockable 
                 jump-kick.
                 The steam can hurt both of you so you just might want to use
                 it to your advantage, but you definitely do not need to do so.
    
    Second phase: Sebastian retreats from the open brawl. Instead he lets his
                  human servant activate some sort of leaser beacon in the 
                  centre of the hall and he doubles the amount of steam valves
                  open at the same time. The traitor runs along the walls high 
                  up out of your range stopping his movement after a few 
                  seconds. Until then walk counter clock-wise along the wall 
                  just behind one of the two steam streams to avoid taking 
                  damage by them and monitor the enemy vampire. Once he stands
                  still all valves are closed giving you the opportunity to 
                  benefit from Sebastian's lack of intelligence.
                  He will jump at you to bring in an unblockable attack.
                  If you stand at the completely opposite side of the room 
                  (opposed to Sebastian), Sebastian leaps into the beam. 
                  Either way the traitor returns to running at the wall 
                  repeating the second phases' procedure. After his third leap
                  into the laser Sebastian opens up the next phase of the 
                  battle.
                  Two diagrams showing how to position yourself in the 
                  second phase:
                  
    
                                __________
                               /    ____  \
                              /         \  \
                             /       __  \<-\----- steam movement
                            /  X    /  \  \  \
                           (*steam*(*b* ) *st*)
                            \   \   \__/  X  /
         steam movement -----\-->\          /
                              \   \___     /
                               \__________/
    
                         X= your position
                         your movement should follow the same path as the steam
                         *b*= beam
    
    An Example for the positioning of Sebastian and Kain to damage 
    Sebastian:
                             __________
                            /        X \
                           /            \
                          /      __      \
                         /      /  \      \
                        (      (*b* )      )
                         \      \__/      /
                          \              /
                           \            /
                            \S_________/
    
                           S= Sebastian's position
    
    Third phase: The traitor makes his servant close all valves and bring back up
                 the centre platform. The vampire himself tries to destroy the
                 construction holding the nexus stone which causes the death of
                 you if you don't act relatively quickly: Just jump up to
                 Sebastian's position and the coward retreats to the lower
                 section giving you more than enough time to control the human 
                 operating the levers and switches. Make him use the only  
                 possible lever to open all valves causing Sebastian to return to 
                 the upper platform. Once again it's time to block, attack with 
                 Fury and dodge unblockable attacks like against Faustus. In 
                 addition when having dodged an unblockable attack you can try to 
                 grab the enemy by his neck and throw him into the steam causing 
                 a decent amount of damage.
                 After defeating Sebastian you get to steal his soul, strength,
                 energy or whatever (I guess Crystal Dynamics just wanted to put
                 in some nice visual effect and even the guys responsible for it
                 don't know what Kain actually steals) to acquire the skill 
                 berserk.
    
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    5. Level 8-Boss: Magnus
    
    difficulty: * 1/2 (out of four)
    
    Hmm, might it be that you're fighting a traitor again? You'll see after the 
    battle.
    Besides the background of Magnus the battle itself also differs from 
    every previous boss fight in this game making the battle really enjoyable 
    although it is way too easy.
    
    First phase: First you fight Magnus on a large square with Magnus being in
                 its centre. He stands on a small platform surrounded by water
                 using his special vampire ability to kill you from a distance.
                 If you don't take cover he'll spot you and burn you with one
                 single attack. So get behind one of the large statues
                 surrounding the well and wait for Magnus to destroy the statue 
                 instead of hitting you. When he did so, hit him with a 
                 telekinesis attack and take cover again repeating the procedure
                 about four times. When you're standing to close to a statue or 
                 to far away of one Magnus hits you even right through the
                 sculpture. The enemy retreats to an adjacent hall where the 
                 battle will end.
    
    Second phase: The most important thing to know when dealing with the second 
                  phase is: Unlike any other boss fight in Blood Omen II the
                  battle against Magnus never requires you to brawl with (or 
                  against? Please mail me what is correct) him. When I fought him
                  I hit him for more than half an hour before his life meter 
                  finally fell to zero not ending the fight. Hence it is
                  impossible to defeat Magnus this way. Furthermore a melee is
                  absolutely not necessary.
                  Instead move in on the sickle of one of the four statues
                  and hit Magnus with telekinesis when standing close to a sickle.
                  Magnus will launch himself at you hopefully hitting the sickle
                  causing it to break. If this happens a green switch will be 
                  revealed. Repeat this procedure for the remaining three 
                  sickles and afterwards operate the switches via telekinesis 
                  which can be done from the centre platform on which you are 
                  safe from the enemy's attacks. Now the time will be turned back 
                  rebuilding the large statue on the centre platform.
    
    Third phase: Stand on the lower level right before the large statue and make
                 Magnus launch at you like in the second phase. If done correctly
                 twice this should cause the sculpture to fall onto Magnus, 
                 ending the fight.
    
    Now you get to know that Magnus once was an ally of Kain, but he did not 
    commit a treachery on Kain. Instead he got captured by the Sarafans and his 
    mind was manipulated so that he has not remembered his old friend until now.
    After he dies you acquire his ability called immolate.
    
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    6. Level 11-Boss: the Sarafan Lord
    
    difficulty: ** (out of four)
    
    So this is it? The final boss who beat Kain ages ago is such a lame enemy all 
    too similar to nearly all the other bosses? Oh well...
    First phase: You start the battle on a construction consisting of four small
                 platforms connected by four bridges. The final boss stands in 
                 the centre of one of those platforms shooting energy balls out 
                 of the Soul Reaver at you. The little wimp teleports away from 
                 you if you come to close so just stand on a bridge leading to 
                 the Sarafan Lord's position and dodge the three bolts he 
                 launches at you by simply jumping. Afterwards (when the enemy 
                 has to recharge) push him to the edge of the platform via one 
                 use of telekinesis and make him fall into the abyss via the 
                 jump-ability.
    
    Second phase: The Sarafan Lord returns and after a short dialog Kain throws 
                  away the Nexus Stone infuriating his nemesis. All you have to 
                  do now is the standard work of nearly every battle in this game:
                  Block the enemy's attacks to fill up your rage meter and dodge
                  his unblockable attacks. A difference to other battles is that
                  only immolate can be used to hit the boss. Sometimes you might
                  be lucky enough to hit him with a single normal attack when
                  he's getting up again on his feet but you should not hope to
                  much for this to happen.
    
    Third phase: After a few hits a cut-scene is displayed. The third phase takes
                 place on a single platform with you having obtained the Soul 
                 Reaver and the Sarafan Lord being unarmed. Just continue the 
                 fight as in phase two and use fury a few times or grab your
                 nemesis after dodging an unblockable attack and throw him off  
                 the platform.
    
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    7. Closing Comments
    Congratulations, you have just beaten a nice, atmospheric game (that was 
    definitely worth the 10 Euros I spent for it). So far it is the only Legacy 
    of Kain game I've ever played and although so many people mourn about BO2, I 
    enjoyed it and I hope you did, too.
    I'd appreciate any comments, questions, critics or whatsoever, so please mail 
    me at KeeperBvK@web.de if you have anything to tell me.
    
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    8. Experimental
    In some other guides I've seen the author implement the following and I 
    thought "Why not give it a try for your own guides?":
    
    If you really like this guide and you think it helped you or entertained you 
    a bit or whatsoever and you feel like rewarding me not only by writing a nice 
    e-mail, feel free to send some money to my paypal account at:
    
    LH_Zerberus@web.de
    
    Of course I don't want to make somebody send me money who doesn't really want 
    to (even if I could, I wouldn't ;) ), but (also of course) I'd appreciate any 
    contribution.
    
    Thank you very much for reading this guide and hopefully some more of my 
    stuff on gamefaqs.
    
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    Copyright 2007 Burkhart von Klitzing