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    The Ice Titan of Kingdom Hearts
    Kingdom Hearts, the Final Mix: Ice Titan FAQ
    System: Sony Playstation
    Written By: TheOnionKnight
    Copyright 2010 by TheOnionKnight
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    Spoiler Notice
    Although I've tried to word things carefully, there are spoilers in this
    FAQ, so don't read it unless you've completed most of the game!
    End of Spoiler Notice
    (You have been warned.)
    The Table of Contents
    I.  Introduction
    a.  Unlocking the Gold Match
    II. The Ice Titan
    a.  Attacks
    b.  Strategy
    c.  Other Tactics
    III.  Conclusion
    This FAQ is for people who are simply sick of the secret bosses, people
    who are in dire need of assistance, and people who like to poke their
    noses into random links.  I personally don't know much official Kingdom
    Hearts terminology, and have therefore coined many of the attack names
    listed below in the FAQ. Again, the names of the attacks below are not
    all official. Oh, and last but not least, this FAQ was designed for
    people playing Normal Mode. If you are playing on Expert Mode the
    strategies should still work fine, but you will have to be at a higher
    level than those suggested here.
    A.  Unlocking the Gold Match--------------------------------------------
    First of all, the secret bosses are only accessible after the level
    Hollow Bastion is locked.  There are, in the game, two trips to Hollow
    Bastion. It will be locked on the second trip there. Afterwards, certain
    options will be available that will eventually lead to unlocking all
    four secret bosses. To unlock the Ice Titan, you have to unlock the Gold
    Match at the Coliseum.
    Return to the Coliseum World after Hollow Bastion has been locked. The
    Hades Cup will be available. You must complete its 50 seeds and
    successfully defeat the Rock Titan. After you are victorious at the
    Hades Cup, a "???" will appear on Phil's menu of Cups. This will be the
    Gold Match in which you fight the Ice Titan.
    00000000000000  The Ice Titan  00000000000000000
    A.  Attacks-------------------------------------------------------------
    First of all, we need to get down the basics of what the Ice Titan will
    actually do to you. He is, unlike his brother the Rock Titan, a
    formidable opponent. His hit point system works as follows:
    The Ice Titan has five health bars: a purple, a pink, an orange, a light
    green, and a dark green. They are each layered one on top of another so
    that only the purple is visible until you begin to hurt it. I have based
    the Ice Titan's stages off of how many times he is stunned. Basically,
    each time you knock a certain number of icicles back at the Ice Titan
    his current health bar will drop three-fourths and he will become
    stunned. (All this will be explained later in more depth.) When he
    recovers from his stun he enters his next stage.
    ===Stage 1===
    The Ice Titan will use all of these attacks throughout Stage 1. Icicle
    Blast will be used the most.
    +Hand Swipe+
    The Titan will, while casting its attacks, swing its hands. Should you
    come in contact with its hands Sora will be injured. The easiest way to
    avoid this attack is not to jump directly towards the Titan.
    +Icicle Blast+
    The Ice Titan sweeps his hand through the air to unleash a barrage of
    icicle arrows. Obviously, he normally aims for Sora. The Ice Titan will
    use this attack for the entire battle, but it will grow more lethal as
    he progresses through his stages. The attack comes in many forms, which
    are below.
    The Fan - the icicles move away from the Titan's hands in a fan-like
    manner, meaning that only 1 or 2 will wind up near Sora and the others
    will fly on either side of Sora's flanks. If 1 or 2 icicles should hit
    Sora, he will receive minimal damage. However, if Sora attempts to run
    left or right he will pass through the rest of the fan and be exposed to
    4 if not 5 icicles instead of the mere 2 he would have had to deal with
    by standing still. This attack can be dodged most easily by simply
    The Straight Shot - the icicles are shot in a straight line at Sora. If
    one hits him he is hit by them all. This attack can be dodged very
    easily by running left, right, or by jumping. Because of the fact that
    if it is successful in hitting more icicles will contact Sora, it deals
    more damage than the Fan.
    +Great Icicle Blast+
    All versions of Icicle Blast come in this form. Great Icicle Blast can
    never be blocked or deflected and deals at least twice as much damage as
    Icicle Blast. However, the Titan will never use this attack if you do
    not cast a form of Aero on Sora during the battle.
    +Freezing Shockwave+
    The Ice Titan will occasionally pick up his feet and stomp the ground,
    creating a shockwave of ice that hurts badly. The easiest way to avoid
    this is to jump or simply stand on the stadium seats where the shockwave
    cannot reach you.
    +Glacial Spikes+
    The Ice Titan will punch the ground in order to trigger this attack.
    During it spikes of ice will shoot up from the ground around where Sora
    is standing. It is, however, very inaccurate, and though around 10
    spikes will shoot up throughout the attack Sora is normally only hit by
    2 or 3 if he remains standing still. This attack will effect all areas
    of the arena including the stadium seats. The easiest way to avoid it is
    by stepping short distances left, right, forwards, or backwards. Also,
    if Sora is equipped with High Jump and Glide he can glide above the
    ground until the attack is over. However, he does stand the chance of
    running into an occasional icicle as he glides.  That said, this attack
    does not inflict heavy damage, so taking a few hits by it will not
    really matter.
    ===Between Stage 1 and 2===
    Once the Ice Titan is damaged enough from its deflected icicles (which
    will be explained later), it will kneel to the ground stunned. You can
    glide to its head and smack it with the Keyblade, but will find that
    doing so won't effect the health bars much. Still, a few extra hits are
    ideal in such a battle so don't feel discouraged. Once the Titan stands
    up again be prepared for the most hectic wave of assaults in the game.
    ===Stage 2===
    The Ice Titan will instantly unleash this attack when it stands:
    +The Icicle Barrage+
    A portal will open between the Titan's legs, and it will shoot endless
    icicles for nearly ten seconds. They are shot randomly, though, with no
    pattern, and that makes them harder to dodge than normal Icicle Blasts.
    Each icicle causes little damage, but impact with many could result in
    instant death. Eventually the portal will disappear. You won't see it
    again until the Titan enters Stage 3.
    Afterwards, the Titan will revert to its normal Stage 2 attacks. They
    +Hand Swipe+ - explained above.
    +Icicle Blast+
    The Fan - explained above.
    The Straight Shot - explained above.
    Random - the icicles are shot off randomly like they are during the
    Icicle Barrage. There is no clear way to dodge them. Jumping, running,
    anything goes. Fortunately this attack does not last long at all.
    The Homing Fan - the icicles begin to move away from the Titan in a
    fan-like manner. But do not be deceived! They will, in mid- course, turn
    and head straight towards Sora. Each and every one homes in on its
    target. Basically, this is the Straight Shot disguised as the Fan. It
    does as much damage as the straight shot and can be dodged by jumping or
    running left or right.
    +Great Icicle Blast+ - explained above.
    +Glacial Spikes+ - explained above.
    +Freezing Shockwave+ - explained above.
    +Ice Breath+
    The Titan apparently isn't content with its arsenal of moves, so adds
    one on. This attack can be devastating, but is easily avoided. The Titan
    bends over and sprays a mist of ice across the arena from its mouth. If
    this mist hits Sora, he will be frozen for around 2 or 3 seconds. The
    Ice Breath only inflicts a small amount of damage by itself, but
    normally the Titan follows it with an attack of Glacial Spikes or an
    Icicle Blast. Sora will be defenseless against any attack made towards
    him when he is frozen. However, if Sora is standing at the top of the
    stadium seats the Ice Breath attack will not even reach him. The easiest
    way to avoid it is to run to the top of the stadium seats. But wait!
    It's not over yet. Even if the attack is dodged and the Titan stops
    breathing ice, the area of the floor and seats that the attack did hit
    will be coated in frost for around 5 seconds. If Sora should touch this
    frost coating he will be injured and become immobile for an instant.
    +Ice Drop+
    With this attack the Ice Titan will cause balls of ice to drop from the
    sky onto Sora. They are not easily avoided, but do not deal much damage.
    Normally they come in sets of three, but sometimes a solitary ice ball
    will be dropped. Running away dodges them best.
    +Turning Attack+
    (Note: This attack description was provided by LoZfan03.)
    Whenever the Titan needs to turn to face you, the Icicle Barrage portal
    between its legs will reopen and fire at you again. These darts are not
    random, though: they come one at a time in a spread of five, firing left
    to right, with the middle one aimed at Sora.  If you're not moving, this
    should be easy to note, but if you're moving around it will appear more
    ===Between Stage 2 and 3===
    The Ice Titan will again be stunned. Hit it in the head then retreat.
    ===Stage 3===
    The Ice Titan will instantly cast these two spells when it stands up:
    +The Icicle Barrage+ - explained above.
    +Ice Drop+ - explained above.
    Basically, everything gets more hectic than it was before. The Titan
    will cast Ice Drop over and over again until the Icicle Barrage is
    complete. Fun, huh?
    After this initial assault, the Titan will move to its normal Stage 3
    attacks. They are:
    +Hand Swipe+ - explained above.
    +Icicle Blast+
    The Fan - explained above.
    The Straight Shot - explained above.
    Random - explained above.
    The Homing Fan - explained above.
    Homing - the icicles will directly home in on Sora from the second they
    leave the Titan's hand. This pattern is easy to spot and should be dealt
    with in the same manner as the Homing Fan.
    +Great Icicle Blast+ - explained above.
    +Glacial Spikes+ - explained above.
    +Freezing Shockwave+ - explained above.
    +Ice Breath+ - explained above.
    +Ice Drop+ - explained above.
    +Turning Attack+ - explained above.
    +Ice Spread+
    This is the Ice Titan's most deadly attack. The Titan will extend its
    hands and blast the arena with an icy mist filled with floating hunks of
    ice. If Sora contacts the mist he will be frozen for 2 or 3 seconds.
    However, if while frozen he is hit by the floating ice inside of the
    mist he will be damaged badly. The Ice Spread attack deals light damage
    just like the Ice Breath, and the Titan enjoys casting Glacial Spikes,
    Icicle Blasts, and Ice Drops while Sora is frozen and being bombarded
    with floating ice chunks. There is no way to avoid this other than by
    running away. Again, this attack cannot reach the very top of the
    stadium's seats. Go there when you see the Titan spread its palms.
    ===Between Stage 3 and 4===
    The Titan will be stunned and lower its head. Attack it and retreat.
    ===Stage 4===
    The Titan will, once more, begin its attack as follows:
    The Icicle Barrage - explained above.
    Ice Drop - explained above.
    Once the Icicle Barrage ends, the Titan will move on to its normal Stage
    4 attacks. They are:
    +Hand Swipe+ - explained above.
    +Icicle Blast+
    The Fan - explained above.
    The Straight Shot - explained above.
    Random - explained above.
    The Homing Fan - explained above.
    Homing - explained above.
    +Glacial Spikes+ - explained above.
    +Freezing Shockwave+ - explained above.
    +Ice Breath+ - explained above.
    +Turning Attack+ - explained above.
    +Ice Spread+ - explained above.
    +Ice Drop+ - during Stage 4 the Ice Titan seems to only drop 1 ball of
    ice for each attack rather than the usual 3. The Titan will occasionally
    drop 3 at a time but this is rare, and this attack is much less
    dangerous because of its lowered amount.
    ===The Rest of the Battle===
    The rest of the battle with the Ice Titan is like a repeat of Stage 4.
    When the Titan is stunned, hit it. When it wakes up it will cast its
    beginning Stage 4 assault. It will use Stage 4 attacks until it is
    killed. It will use the Stage 4 beginning assault each time it wakes up
    from being stunned. For its Turning Attack, however, it will begin
    sending out ice drops instead of icicle darts.
    B.  Strategy------------------------------------------------------------
    ==What You Want To Enter The Battle With==
    For an easy victory - level 60 and above
    For a challenge - around level 50
    For a suicide attempt - level 40 and below
    +Abilities to Equip+
    Second Chance
    MP Rage
    MP Haste
    +Accessories to Equip+
    Blizzaga Rings and Ribbons. The more you equip, the less damage the Ice
    Titan's attacks can do to you.
    Any of these will work fine.
    The Divine Rose
    The Oathkeeper
    The Lionheart
    The Oblivion
    The Ultima Weapon
    All High-Potions
    +Shortcut Spells+
    Any level of the Cure spell is all you need.
    A Fire shortcut may prove useful, but is not by any means needed.
    ==How To Carry Out The Battle==
    As soon as you can, take Sora and run to the very top of the stadium
    seats. You will be staying here most of the time in order to render
    Freezing Shockwave, Ice Breath, and Ice Spread harmless. None of those
    three attacks can reach the top corners of the stadium seats, but if you
    stray just a little from the highest point in the seats Ice Breath and
    Ice Spread can and will hit you if the Titan uses them. So therefore, no
    matter how convenient it may seem, DO NOT run down from the top of the
    stadium seats! The only exception to this rule is when the Titan is
    stunned. Then, after all attacks cease, it is safe to walk down into the
    arena and whack the Titan's head a few times. However, when the Titan
    shows the slightest hint of waking up you should run back to the top of
    the stadium seats.
    When you arrive at the top of the stadium seats you will be ready to
    confront the Ice Titan. The key to this battle is deflecting the Titan's
    own attacks back at it, and that is why the Guard ability is vital. To
    use the Guard ability, press the square button. This will cause Sora to
    lift his keyblade into the air and block or deflect oncoming attacks.
    Now, the attacks that you want to deflect are the Icicle Blasts, or the
    small arrows of ice that the Titan will constantly shoot. In order to do
    so, simply wait until a cluster of ice arrows is close to Sora and then
    press the square button. Sora will raise his keyblade and deflect the
    icicles. They will then fly backwards and hit the Ice Titan, damaging
    it. Icicle Blasts when in the Straight or Homing forms are easiest to
    deflect. You need to hit square only once to deflect them all. Icicle
    Blasts in a Fan or Random form are nearly impossible to deflect because
    of their wide range. Avoid deflecting these types of attack. You will
    need to use this one maneuver of deflecting Straight and Homing Ice
    Blasts through the entire battle, as deflecting icicles is three-fourths
    of beating the Ice Titan.
    For healing during this battle you should rely highly on your Cure
    spell.  Because the Ice Titan never stops throwing attacks at you it is
    impossible to avoid them all. If you have MP Rage equipped these
    frequent attacks will keep your MP filled for the entire battle. In this
    way you should allow yourself to be hit every so often and continuously
    cast Cure on Sora with the shortcut command. Do not use High-Potions
    unless necessary; you will need to heal yourself much more often than
    the small amount of High-Potions Sora can carry would allow. Also, MP
    Haste allows your MP to refill very quickly when you finally go down to
    the arena and hit the Ice Titan's head. It is always good to have extra
    MP from MP Haste when the Titan unleashes its Icicle Barrage upon
    awakening. High-Potions should only be used in dire emergencies, and are
    really not of use if you deploy the Cure spell correctly.
    Okay, back to the battle. When you deflect enough icicles back at the
    Ice Titan it will become stunned. Normally this happens after
    three-fourths of one health bar are taken away. When the Ice Titan is
    stunned it kneels to the ground and lowers its head to the arena floor.
    This is your chance to run down and slash at it. Superglide and Glide
    are most effective, but normal running will suffice. Whack away at it
    until it begins to wake up, then instantly retreat back to the top of
    the stadium seats. Do not expect your attacks on the Titan's head with
    your keyblade to do a lot of damage, because they won't. In fact, you
    can avoid the entire process of hitting the Titan on the head
    altogether. If you prefer staying at the top of the stadium seats then
    simply wait there until the Titan wakes up and then continue deflecting
    its icicles. As has been said before, the Titan's icicles deflected back
    at it are the main source of damage it will take.
    Defense in this battle is not very important. All versions of the Icicle
    Blast should be deflected or jumped over. The Ice Breath, Freezing
    Shockwave, and Ice Spread will not need to be defended against if you
    keep Sora at the top of the stadium seats. Ice Drop can be avoided by
    running, but if it hits Sora it will quickly fill his MP, allowing you
    to heal him directly afterwards. Glacial Spike will do the same.
    In a nutshell: deflect as many icicles as you can and always be ready to
    use the Cure spell.
    A Note About Aero And Why It Is Lethal: Aero can also deflect attacks,
    like Guard can. However, when you cast Aero on Sora the Ice Titan will
    stop using normal Icicle Blast and begin using Great Icicle Blast. The
    icicles will be twice as large, twice as deadly, and unable to be
    deflected or blocked in any way. So don't cast Aero and save yourself a
    world of trouble.
    C. Other Tactics--------------------------------------------------------
    These strategies have been e-mailed or otherwise conveyed to me, so I
    figured I'd put them in the FAQ. Depending on how you approach the
    battle, you might like them better than the strategy I outlined above.
    -> LoZfan03's Strategy
    My personal strategy for the ice breath (stages 2 and 3) is just to jump
    (and optionally glide if you need to) left until you're past the ground
    ice, then land and quickly guard the last 5 darts that should all be
    coming straight at you. It's worked every time for me. Unfortunately,
    beginning stage 4, he seems to drop drops instead of dart darts.
    The entire time the Titan spends turning, you can block the middle shot
    of every set and calmly whittle his health down.  In fact, for stages 2
    and 3, keeping it turning is probably the fastest way to do so.  I
    recommend supergliding around behind the Titan so it has to rotate as
    far as possible.
    My argument for using dodge roll is that it can help get away from ice
    drops or spikes or various attacks right after healing.
    -> Loren Jones's Phase 3 Strategy (quoted from e-mail):
    When you get to the great ice blast phase (phase 3) stand in the arena
    (along the wall in the center) with full health. You'll get frozen twice
    then, almost immediately, if you block you'll send 4 ice shards back at
    him. At that point just watch the edge of the screen toward the titan
    (The camera is zoomed in REALLY tight) and you'll have at least 2 more
    shard blasts (usually a line of 4 then 2 fans of 5) if you time it right
    you can take down Mr. Freeze's health almost a full bar color in one
    -> CyberEarth's Strategy (quoted from e-mail):
    Instead of standing up at the top of the stadium, stand at the bottom
    back corner, right where the stadium stairs begin. You'll be immune to
    all his attacks if you stand there, except his ice boulder drop and his
    icicle blasts. Just let the boulders hit you to restore MP (only one
    will actually damage you), so you can control your HPs and MPs easily
    with Cure.
    -> MK's Strategy:
    Casting Gravija on the Titan's head will cause substantial damage (about
    1+ 1/2 centimeters of a health bar).  It might be preferable to cast
    this spell over and over again on the Titan's head instead of attacking
    it directly when it falls unconscious.  Gravija can also be used to harm
    the Titan in place or deflecting icicles at it.
    -> Uri Shomroni's Strategy (quoted from e-mail):
    1. Dodge Roll is useful IMO as it allows better evasion of the ice ball
    attacks, even though it might encumber the Defend ability.
    2. Strike Raid is very useful in this fight, since it allows you to
    attack and give a great deal of damage even from halfway down the
    stands, which is good for two reasons: it gives you more time to attack
    while Ice T is down and it allows you to return more quickly up the
    stands once he wakes.
    3. I think having Hi-Potions is not really important and one should
    rather carry Ethers, to use to fill up for Cure/a/ga and Strike Raid.
    The Ice Titan has fallen at your feet! Congratulations! Revisiting the
    Titan in the Gold Match is an ideal way to earn experience when needed,
    and if you successfully mastered the art of item conservation in favor
    of healing spells, as I recommended, it will be cost-free.
    At this point in time, the FAQ has been "live" for nearly eight years
    and gone through three updates. I doubt any new information will come to
    light regarding the Ice Titan, and as such it's unlikely I'll update the
    FAQ again.
    I hope you've had fun conquering the Gold Match!
    A Special Thanks To:
    Falconesque, for helping me format the FAQ!
    Loren Jones
    Fake Alias
    Merceiles Nuqui
    Uri Shomroni
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