Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter Boss FAQ Version 1.6 Fixed some spelling/gramatical problems. Fixed some D-counter values as they were set too low in the late game. Added splitting lines Version: 1.55 Added a stragey for the first boss battle with Cyclops from... Aoshi0@aol.com Version: 1.5 Added recommended Lvls as a request Version: 1.4 Added Kokon Horay Boss stragey. Version: 1.3 Added another stragey for Cupid and Oncotte from highplainsdrifter Added the 2 key skill locations Version: 1.2 Added D-counter %'s for bosses. So you can stop yourself from going way too overboard. Version: 1.0 First version ------------- Introduction ------------- This is for all of you who need help or suggestions for Boss Battles. This should help you get past some of these "meanies" and help you beat this game with out much trouble. ------------------ Table of Contents ------------------ 1. How this works 2. Bosses A. Cyclops (bs1) B. Bosch and Sargents (bs2) C. Lieutenants (bs3) D. (Round 1) Captains (bs4a) E. (Round 2) Asimov (bs4b) F. (Round 3) Zeno (bs4c) G. Tantra (bs5) H. Deegon (bs6) I. Geegagis (bs7) J. Tantra- 1. Deegon Version (bs8a) 2. Geegagis Version (bs8b) 3. Deegon and Geegagis Version (bs8c) K. Trinities (bs9) L. Boost Bosch (bs10) M. Regent Deamoned (bs11) N. Regent- 1. Cupid and Oncotte (bs12a) 2. Hortensia (bs12b O. Regent- 1. Jezuit (bs13a) 2. Vexacion (bs13b) P. Elyon (bs14) Q. Bosch (bs15) R. D. Bosch (bs16) S. Final Boss (bs17) T. Dover (Sbs1) 3. Notes 4. Questions 5. Conclusion ------------------ 1. How this Works ------------------ This is just here to show you how the Lay down goes. So here is what the Boss Box will look like. Name: <name of boss>; (name of helpers) Hp: (Bosses Hp) H1hp: (1st helpers hp) H2hp: (2nd helpers hp) <and so on> Steal: <items you steal and from who> Drop: <items dropped by the boss> *Caution*: <this will warn you of anything "deadly" or dangerous) Tactic: (This will tell ya how to work this battle for the most ease) D-counter: This is to tell ya what your D-counter MAX should be around for a successful play. You don't have to follow this but you can see where you should be around for your D-counter. Trust me you don't to waste it. *NOTE*: here is the location of 2 key skills that you might need to get in order to get full use of this FAQ. Transfer- A Nina skill, steal it off of Rescuemechs before Deamoned Discharge- A Ryu skill, the side quest for Nina's medicine. Talk to Lin after you have spoken to the Trinity leader but before you rest. In a chest. ---------- 2. Bosses ---------- A. (bs1) Name: Cyclops; N/A Hp: 440 Steal: Ogre Slash Drop: None *Caution*: After health drops below 1/2 he gets angry and doubles his attack strength. Tactic: Since you only have Ryu for this fight, I would suggested attack every other turn allowing for some damage and a chance to run incase of emergency. Cyclops will sometimes use his turns to use Spirit Charge. His next attack will be Deadly (possibly over 100) so keep healed incase of major damage. This shouldn't be too hard just take it easy and go for the hits EVERY OTHER TURN. You SHOULD out last him. D-Counter: 0% Recommended lvl: 2-4 if you attack him and finish each turn with the level 1 skill "kick", which knocks the enemy back a good distance, he can't even get close enough to touch you. I beat him the first time I played the game, using that method. - Aoshi0@aol.com ---------- B. (bs2) Name: Bosch; Gunner Sgt., Battler Sgt. Hp: 360 H1hp: 160 H2hp: 160 Steal: (Bosch)- 6,000z: Skill-Fang (Gunner)- Pistol +1: 300z (Battler)- Ranger Shell +1: 300z Drop: None *Caution*: None. Tactic: This will be the EASIEST boss battle EVER. Just be careful as you are now in D-form and any attack you do will run up the D-counter and ending the turn add 1 point to it. So what do you do? If you want Fang put Ryu out of Bosch's Range (Bosch will ONLY ATTACK RYU unless he is out of range), put Lin by him and he should attack her. Make sure she has the shield ability Steal equipped. Lin will MOST LIKELY fall from this onslaught but wrap this fight up on the 2nd turn and you should have like 6% or more but if you went over 10% retry and dont go mad. (The BEST way to use d is to use the 30ap attack. It ups the d-counter 1.50% but attacks twice) D-Counter: 1-6% is decent but you can go to 10% Recommended lvl: ~11-12 ---------- C. (bs3) Name: Gunner Lieut, Battler Lieut, Mage Lieut H1hp: 500 H2hp: 600 H3hp: 520 Steal: (Gunner)- Hangun +1: 800z (Battler)- Ranger Edge +2: 500z (Mage)- Ranger Shell +3: 500z Drop: NONE *Caution*: Don't let your health drop to or below 100. The Mage can either deal about 50 damage or EXACTLY 100 so dont go below 100 or stay at 100 AT ANY TIME! Tactic: You are going to be poisoned EVERY ROUND so dont bother healing the effects. If you have it bring in anti-Poison acc into this battle. You will not get poisoned at ALL. Anyway, go for the biggest threats first, The Gunner and Mage Lieuts. They both have Kits to heal the party (1 at a time) and the Mage can deal the MOST damage. So take them out and the Battler won't even stand a chance after. This was over before it started. D-Counter: AT MOST 12% at this time.. from going D. if you go over from walking don't worry your ok. Recommended lvl: ~14 ---------- D. (bs4a) Name: (2) Gunner Capn, (2) Lead Gunner, (2) Battler Cap, (2) Lead Battler H1hp: 520 H2hp: 720 H3hp: 620 H4hp: 750 Steal: Gunner C- Skill-Dent Weapon: 550z Lead G- Skill-Third Eye: 800z Battler C- Ranger Shell +3: 500z Lead B- Skill-Counter: 800z Drop: None *Caution*: Its an 8v3 fight don't fool around. Tactic: Be careful this is a 8v3 fight but you have a SLIGHT upper hand so use it! Thats right healing items. They have small heals but will die before they can use them. Use group attacks on the groups As much as possible. A great idea would be to get the Fireblast and Iceblast skills from the Antz Colony Skill shop if you can get them. It would make it easier and you won't have to use puny lvl 1 skills. If you want mass Party Exp and don't really care about your D-Counter, you can D-Dive and take them out fast for some the Party EXP but dont bother (unless you REALLY REALLY NEED IT) D-counter: At most 20% if you D-Dive.. Don't kill them all just weaken them for easier pickens. 15% if you don't D-Dive Recommended lvl: ~18-19 ---------- E. (bs4b) Name: Asimov; Annex Hp: 1400 H1hp: 200 Steal: Asimov- Generator: Skill-Take this! Annex- Battery Pack Drop: NONE *Caution*: After you kill Asimov he will EXPLODE in 3 turns so move out so the blast does not hit you. Tactic: Asimov "summons" Annexes with his skill transfer so you wont see them immediately. I want you to HIT ASIMOV and ANNEXes WITH ICE! That's right ICE. That's their weakness. I bet your saying but their Machines wouldn't lightning work? Nope they have almost immunities to them and it HEALS the Annexes. If you take the Generator or Battery Pack they will power down and be weaker. With Nina going at it with Ice. Ryu should try to lower its defense so he can do some major damage to it often and Lin should group hit Asimov and the Annexes. No D-counter use necessary so just lay the beat down and save for the next battle. D-Counter: 21% if D-Dived last battle, 16% if you didn't Recommended lvl: ~18-19 ---------- F. (bs4c) Name: Zeno; (2) Mage Capt Hp: 1600 H1hp: 580 Steal: Zeno- Skill-Feint: V Mage Capt- Magic Wand +2: 450z Drop: NONE *Caution*: Zeno will power up either A. Both Mages die or B. She hits Half health. When she powers up she hits harder, faster, and takes slightly less damage. Tactic: The Mages still can kill ya if you drop below 100 Hp so try not to stay low for a long time. Take out a Mage and lower the others HP DRASTICALLY but do not kill him. Then get Zeno down to half and she will power up. You finish off the Mage and Zeno will be gone in NO TIME at all. The Mages will kill more often then Zeno. D-Counter: 22% if D-dived first round, 17% if you didn't Recommended lvl: ~18-19 ---------- G. (bs5) Name: Tantra Hp: 1300 Steal: Skill- C'mere!: 300z Drop: NONE (actually the ID card you need) *Caution*: None Tactic: This battle won't be too hard at all. Its just a slug fest. He might lower one of your Party members stats but its only for 3 turns so just put it in the back of your mind and finish him off quick and don't go D. Its a pure waste. D-Counter: Between 26% is ok. Recommended lvl: ~20 ---------- H. (bs6) Name: Deegon Hp: 1600 Steal: Afro Drop: NONE *Caution*: Don't let him get the jump on you. He is very fast and can deal major damage if he attacks twice in a row. So don't let him. He also Counters. Tactic: Don't bother having steal on. Afro is just an item to sell for about 500 (i think). This is guys fast so try to set up Fragball traps to freeze him and try to knock him back into them or just set them so he HAS to walk into them. This might take a few extra heals but its not too tough. D-Counter: 28% Recommended lvl: ~20 ---------- I. (bs7) Name: Geegagis Hp: 1300 Steal: Boost Power: Boost Armor Drop: NONE *Caution*: He has HEAVY defense and after 10 hits will use his TAKE THAT! skill which the damage is based on how close you are. Tactic: Nina needs to use Non-fire magic to get past his defense. Ryu should use Fang and have Lin knock him back a bit so he wastes AP to move. When a text message appears he is CHARGING TAKE THAT! and it WILL BE USED NEXT TURN. so if you want get in a swipe then back out. Rinse and Repeat, Victory is yours. D-counter: 28% Recommended lvl: ~20 ---------- J. - (bs8a) Name: Tantra - Deegon Hp: 2000 Steal: Skill-brainquake: 7th Sense Drop: NONE *Caution*: He is kinda fast with Draining Counters. Meaning that you should heal after YOU ATTACK cause drain takes a % of your Current HP. Tactic: Just use the Deegon tactic but beware as he uses some of his old abilties. Keep well healed and keep Lin knocking him back. D-counter: 36% Recommended lvl: ~21 - (bs8b) Name: Tantra - Geegagis Hp: 1600 Steal: Skill- Blunt: 7th sense Drop: NONE *CAUTION*: High defense just like Geegagis and also uses TAKE THAT! like before, after 10 hits. Tactic: Use Geegagis' tactic and make SURE you heal after each MAJOR damage done to your health. He has a strong magic, a lower attack, and slightly lower defense. Tantra is a bit harder than Geegagis but its the same principle. D-Counter: 36% Recommended lvl: ~21 - (bs8c) Name: Tantra - Deegon & Geegagis Hp: 2400 Steal: Skill- Crimson Raid: 7th Sense Drop: NONE *Caution*: This is the strongest form with all of the above abilites SO BEWARE. Tactic: You can transfrom into D charge twice and twister to kill for like 6.50% D-counter. But don't use that resort unless you really want to breeze through this. Otherwise, beware of TAKE THAT!, his Drain hooked up to counter (will take a % of your current health so heal after you hit him). He has Pre-Primus which can be used againest you so SCATTER out so you can hit him but he can't chain on you. D-counter 36% Recommended lvl: ~21-22 ---------- K. (bs9) Name: Zebul; Trinity!?, Trinity!!, Trinity?? Hp: 900 H1hp: 800 H2hp: 800 H3hp: 700 Steal: Zebul- Slave Clothes+6: 1000z Trinity!?- Heavy Suit+3: 600z Trinity!!- Ruby Maser+3: Leg Warmer Trinity??- Magic Wind+4: 650z Drop: NONE *Caution*: Some Trinities can hit Nina through the Window so beware. Tactic: ~Mission~ Protect Nina: She CANNOT FALL ONCE during this WHOLE BATTLE. So keep her out of there. She has lock so you can cure it if you want to use her. Just dispatch of the first 2 guys and 2 more will come in. They will be overly obsessed with Nina so they SHOULDN'T put up too much of a fight. Just cream them! D-counter: ~50% Recommended lvl: ~26 ---------- L. (bs10) Name: Bosch (Boost) Hp: 2000 Steal: Mega Panacea: Skill-Thrust Drop: NONE *Caution*: Bosch regens 1/4 of his health at the end of EVERY TURN. So if you don't make too much of a DENT on his life you are doing nothing. Once he gets close to 1/4 Max health he will power up and lay the beat downs on Ryu most likely killing him EVERY TURN. So bring TONICS. Tactic: PLEASE READ THE CAUTION! Have Nina either A. Transfer her AP or use your most DAMAGING spells on Bosch. Lin should attack every other turn maximizing her damage but if necessary she can attack every turn for a less damaging combo. Bosch will only attack Ryu until he is killed so Discharge would be nice right now. Just return everything that Bosch sends at ya. This might take a while but you'll live. D-counter: 55% (at most, D-form is NOT NEEDED) Recommended lvl: ~30 Side Note: I realize that if you aren't on a second playthrough, you might not yet have transfer. It is coming up shortly (just before Deamoned), but if you don't have it the above makes it hard to work with. Thus, if you can not transfer AP from Nina to Ryu, then simply use her as a trapper. Put Joltball and other status afflicting traps in between Bosch and the party. This will give him a little trouble and upset his combos, nina can then back up heal when necessary and if she gets high in the AP rain down some magic combos.This fight is a pain in the butt no matter what you do. Discharge will always come out in the end if you need it. ---------- M. (bs11) Name: Deamoned Hp: 3800 Absolute Defense: 200 Steal: Skill-Anger: Pump Muscles Drop: The 2nd key *Caution*: The absolute defense is like a 200 point shield he has at the start of every combo that you must breach before you deal damage. Tactic: Attack every other turn with Lin. Transfer Ap to Ryu or let loose every other turn with Nina. Ryu, I'm sure you get the game plan by now. Deamoned will Spiritcharge every so often, get ready he will hit you for a 2-hit combo for about 200 points of damage. Great discharge for Ryu if he gets hit. Deamoned may kill a character but after you take Anger switch to shields with Valor or Feint to keep you alive. D-counter: 60% (doesn't require D-dive) Recommended lvl: ~32 ---------- N. (bs12a) Name: Cupid & Oncotte Hp: 3200 Absolute Defense: 220 ->(Oncotte is indestructable)<- Steal: Cupid-Silver Arc+4: Divine Coat+4 Oncotte-Celtis+9: Superheavy+3 Drop: The 3rd Key *Caution*: Oncotte can't be killed, that's all. Tactic: Unleash the FURY ON CUPID. Charge up Ryu's Ap with Nina, Use Lin to knock-back Oncotte to reduce damage receive from this HULK. It will take a while a few heals but you'll live. If Oncotte touches you, you'll be hit for around 200 and Cupid will Knockback someone after a while. Cupid MUST ORDER Oncotte every few turns or he does nothing so this is a free attack turn, TAKE IT!! D-counter: 67% Recommended lvl: ~33 Another Stratgey for your viewing pleasure. On Cupid and Oncotte, have Nina surround Oncotte with Joltball traps. As soon as Oncotte hits one, he takes damage and his turn ends. Keep Nina busy doing this and have the others go after Cupid and you'll never have to deal with Oncotte. By: highplainsdrifter ---------- (bs12b) Name: Hortensia Hp: 3500 Absolute Defense: 260 Steal: Bangle+4: SaveQueen+4 Drop: The 3rd Key *Caution*: Hortensia changes the squares every turn. Blue=Heal White=Nothing Red=Damage. Tactic: Try to keep on the Blue and White Squares. Attack every other turn. Sometimes she will knock you back forcing you to WASTE AP. This is annoying but live with it. Every turn Hortensia will get a Different weakness use Lin's Profile ability to find out what it is. That should get you to use Nina in this and not just her Ap transfering abilites. Just hold on and beware of the squares and of some of her attacks. D-counter: 67% Recommended lvl: ~33 ---------- O. (bs13a) Name: Jezuit Hp: 3600 Absolute Defense: 50 Steal: Excel Suit+9: Solid Ribbon+8 Drop: 4th Key *Caution*: He will make himself IMPOSSIBLE to hit.. but you can A. wait for him to come out of it or B. drop a trap from Nina and break him out of it. Tactic: With the lowest absolute defense, don't take him for granted. He can still pack a BIG punch. He can multistrike any single person or hit them all for less damage but it still hurts. Take him out.. He won't be as hard as you think he is... You should really think about stealing from him if you fight him. The equips are solid, and will last you for a while (even maybe through another playthrough). D-counter: 72% Recommended lvl: ~35 ---------- (bs13b) Name: Vexacion; Ryked, Nalaka Hp: 4200 Absolute Defense: 280 h1Hp: 2600 h2Hp: 2400 Steal: Vexacion-Terabreak: Mandou Blade+9 Ryked- Strong Sword+5: Solid Ring+8 Nalaka- Strong Sword+9: Solid Shell+7 Drop: 4th Key *Caution*: Ryked and Nalaka will announce that their saving Ap, when they do this they WILL COUNTER your attacks so just hang back for a turn charge your Ap and let loose next turn. Tactic: With Ryked and Nalaka, Vexacion can be a pain. So go for broke if you want. Let out the D-Dive and charge up and let FURY FLY. (This time use hurricane to hit all 3 if your fast enough). But if you don't have the D to spare.. Be prepared for a long battle. Try to take out Ryked and Nalaka while doing damage to Vexacion but that might not be possible, so just unleash hell on Ryked and Nalaka and charge up Ryu's Discharge (this will speed up the battle ENORMOUSLY). When they are dead get rid of Vexacion's Absolute Defense, get in your hits then use Discharge as your last hit. This should cause A WHOLE LOT OF DAMAGE if Ryked and Nalaka hit Ryu a lot.. if not it will still do a decent amount of damage. Then go back to every other turn attacks with Lin, Transfer ap to Ryu and boom Vexacion SHOULD be done in under 10 minutes. D-counter: 72% Recommended lvl: ~35 ---------- P. (bs14) Name: Elyon; Alter Ego Hp: 6000 Absolute Defense: 330 h1Hp: 3000 Steal: Elyon-7th Sense: Tonic Alter Ego- NONE Drop: NONE *Caution*: Summons the 2 Alter Egos first turn. Tactic: Elyon WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE FIRST TURN on every turn. So be preped. Also since you have 20 turns to make this happen... You have to be BRAVE VERY BRAVE. Elyon will get back the Alter Ego's unless he is meditating.. so lower them and then hit Elyon until he meditates. Then kill them and Focus on Elyon. You should try get at least 1/3 to 1/2 damage on him (2000-3000) damage while he meditates if your doing really good. If not.. become reckless... You can't afford to waste a turn waiting unless its Lin. Nina's transfering, Ryu's attacking, so whats Lin doing? She will charge and try to cause major damage with SHATTER! if possible if not rain hell on all 3 (or just Elyon) if poss. With luck, preserverance, and a lot of damage. You will make beat him in 15-17 turns. Its cutting it close but it WILL WORK. D-counter: 85% Recommended lvl: ~38-39 above 40 is great too Side Note: Elyon and Alter Egos are the best place in all of BoF:DQ to farm party exp and some money if you do not mind SoL restart/restore. Just beat Elyon killing him in one turn with Dragon, then SoL restore in the proper order (soft save) and you should get massive bonus'. Then when you are comfortable, just beat Elyon normally to advance. ---------- Q. (bs15) Name: Bosch Hp: ???? Steal: ???? Drop: None *Caution*: Powers up when near death. Tactic: Pound on him. He does have a 100 Absolute Defense but thats kinda easy to break through. Use Discharge often. He should fall. It will take alot of heals if you dont have Armor boosts, 7th sense or anything that boosts defense. Bosch takes away your defense really often. This isn't really that hard. Bosch won't just attack Ryu anymore, he will sometimes hit Lin or Nina. Lin should do the last minute heals and attack EVERY OTHER TURN. Nina should lend Ryu a hand with his AP. The battle shouldnt be too long (just over 10 turns) D-counter: 89% Recommended lvl: ~39 ---------- R. (bs16) Name: D. Bosch Hp: ???? Steal: ???? Drop: None *Caution*: Lin and Nina won't do anything in this battle. Tactic: Go Dragon, power up at least 3 times and use at least 2 Twisters. That will kill Bosch without his movement. There's one more "Boss" Left. D-counter: As long as you can D-dive and kill him and not hit 100% yet. ---------- S. (bs17) Name: ???? Hp: ???? Steal: None Drop: None *Caution*: None Tactic: D-breath the rest of your D-counter. It's over. You MUST do this to finish the game. D-counter: Doesn't matter you have to finish it off anyway. ---------- T. (Sbs1) Name: Dover Hp: Over 15000 Steal: Dragon Tears Drop: ???? *Caution*: He can and might kill a person a round depending on your level. Watch for this if he skips a turn. Tactic: Use Ryu to D-Dive hit Dover with a WEAK ATTACK, this should get him to switch to Dragon defense, so hit him for the rest of the turn with normal Ryu, Nina (if you dont want to transfer Ap to Ryu), and of course Lin. This will cause massive damage to Dover. You can should do this every so often when you need a boost. It will speed up the battle and you CAN POSSIBLY DO THIS IN 1 TURN. Kill Dover that is... Recommended lvl: 40-50 should give you enough leeway to defeat him.. Reward from Dover: Completion of all 50 floors, and Nina's Lvl 3 skill, Ragnorak. ---------- 3. Notes: ---------- Some of these battles may seem hopeless but dont give up. Just make sure you don't waste your D-counter. You need it for the last 2 or 3 battles. Carry at least 20 GOOD healing items and a few (10) Tonics. Some battles are exempt to this. ------------- 4. Questions ------------- Q: Could You add ______ to your FAQ? A: Sure.. Just I need to know what you would like extra. If you have any more questions just feel free to ask! PLEASE!! Email: Roydragonlynbt@hotmail.com AOL: chronoajx43 MSN: Roydragonlynbt@hotmail.com -------------- 5. Conclusion -------------- This guide is only for private use only. This guide is only allowed on: Gamefaqs.com faqs.IGN.com If you want this guide on your site just email me: Roydragonlynbt@hotmail.com and I'll give you permission if I get your site address and when it will be up. You must also promise to update the guide frequently. ________________________ Copyright Roydragon 2003 lvl53Sora (2003) name change in 2008.