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    Gauntlet Dark Legacy Boss Faq
    by Urunus
    Boss Guide for PS2 version:
    True Skorne
    2.About Gauntlet Dark Legacy
    3.Boss Faq Help
    4.A little about characters
    1. Start
    Updated: Monday Jan 2nd 2005
    Faq created by: Urunus
    E-mail address: sun_wei_35@hotmail.com
    E-mail me only for mistakes, comments, or any questions that you
    want to ask which I haven't said in this walkthrough. If you're 
    asking about glitches note that I will not be able to answer since
    this is a boss faq. However, glitches on bosses WILL be accepted.
    During the past few days things have been going busy so if you are
    e-mailing me note that you probably won't get an answer for up 
    to three weeks, one month tops. Also I haven't used my email address
    for a long time so it may be deleted by hotmail. 
    When you're e-mailing put GDL as subject so that I will know it's
    about the game. Since, like I said, things have been pretty busy so
    I may not put your questions on this walkthrough IF I answer your 
    This walkthrough will help people "understand" more about bosses 
    and help them fight it. Most of this faq is on the playstation so
    when I say "attack" for e.g. and I'm referring to the controls I
    will use the playstation buttons. The PS2 version might also have
    some changes as well so if you're using this faq it is recommended
    that you get the playstation version. Study some of the game basics 
    before you read this faq so that you'll actually understand what 
    I'm talking about.	                              
    2. About Gauntlet Dark Legacy
    In my opinion this is like the greatest game ever, and is created by
    Midway Games Company. It was released for Playstation in the Year 
    2000. The story of GDL starts with two brothers, Garm and Sumner.
    Garm summoned Skorne from the underworld using the runestones but
    he could not control Skorne and then Skorne went on a rampage to 
    take over the world. He also hid the runestones in different realms
    so that nobody will ever find them again. No one dared to challenge
    Skorne until now.......
    Sumner summoned up his eight greatest warriors, each from one of the
    eight realms. Your job is to use one of them (though you can change
    after finishing a level) to defeat all the bosses in each of the 
    realms, retrieve their shards, and restore the entrance to the 
    Desecrated Temple to battle Skorne. You also have to find all 12 
    runestones to restore the portal to the underworld where you can face
    the true Skorne. Once he is defeated you get to face Garm, but along
    the way, you also have to find the thirteenth runestone so that you
    can enter Garm's Citadel. Get it? Good.
    3. Boss Faq Help
    And so begins the walkthrough! Note: I will list the bosses in the 
    order I fought them, because I recommend that order. If you find it
    weird just note that everyone has their own opinions, so don't e-mail
    me about them!
    Plague Fiend
    Level recommended: 38
    Legendary Weapon: Javelin of Blinding-found under a ledge in the 
    Volcanic Cavern (Mountain Kingdom).
    Items: An amulet(I picked the Light amulet, but of course it's your
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 6 
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 4
    For this huge lump of toxic waste with six arms and one eye he is 
    pretty tough! The Javelin of Blinding will spear his only eye making 
    him attack aimlessly but only for a while. Use your amulet and your
    pet(you should have one by now) to attack him like crazy, but stay 
    away from him as well! He has some average acid shots, but his main
    problem comes from his sweep attack which is undodgeable. Stay away 
    from the toxic pipes, as some times the Plague Fiend will dive under
    the toxic and splash some toxic waste onto you if you're near the 
    pipes! At a high enough level you can just go and attack aimlessly 
    on him, also if you're at level 38 then you're more than likely gain
    two levels fighting him! Take the well earned 9000 gold from him.
    Level recommended: 35
    Legendary Weapon: Book of Protection-under a cage thingy in the Sky
    Shipyards (Sky Dominion)
    Items: None, you get an amulet in the battle anyway
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 4
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 3
    Big, fast, guy we're dealing with here. He has alot of attacks and most
    of them involve with his axe. However, he's still pretty weak and if 
    you come in with the Book of Protection then he will be a little bit
    easier. Still, he's no match for you at those levels I mentioned 
    above, the only annoying thing you should watch out for when you fight
    him is his weird hand grasp thingy. When you kill him, though, a hand
    will grab HIM and will send him back to the underworld! 
    Level recommended: 32
    Legendary Weapon: Ice Axe-found in a "freezer" part of the Castle Barracks
    (Castle Stronghold)
    Items: Not really, as you can see the Dragon's easy plus there's a 3-Way 
    Shot in the battle.
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 3
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 1
    Probably the easiest boss in the game. As you can see, he is very big
    which means that most of your attacks should hit him unless it goes 
    WAY off. Start off with a full turbo, unleash it on him, then get the
    3-Way shot to totally KILL him. If you have the Ice Axe note that it 
    will freeze the dragon for several seconds, letting him to have it with
    your powerful attacks. The dragon's basic attack is a fireball one slow,
    one fast. Hide behind the magma rocks which, if you're lucky, will prevent
    the fireballs from hitting but only for three times. It will also block
    the dragon's quake stomp attack which is annoying and ALWAYS hits unless
    you hide behind the magma rocks like I said. Don't get too close to him
    or he will attack you with his claw, which hurts. Also, watch out for his
    flame breath as well. Overall he isn't too tough, you just need to get 
    the hang of dodging the fireballs he spits. 
    Level recommended: 58
    Legendary Weapon: Lamp of Dark Obstruction-found inside a cave of the 
    Erupting Fissure (Snow Domain) 
    Items: An amulet plus the 3-Way Shot, you'll NEED it.
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 7
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5
    At those levels, he is TOUGH! However, with the Lamp of Dark Obstruction 
    and those items you SHOULD be able to defeat him. The Genie has an eye 
    laser attack and a beam sweep which are annoying, however the Lamp of 
    Dark Obstruction should be able to blind him giving you an easier time.
    Watch out for his tornado, it HURTS! His weird ceiling fall attack is 
    just as bad as well, however it is easier to dodge. If you aren't fast
    enough then the genie will summon multiple small green swordfighters, 
    these guys are ANNOYING so defeat them FAST unless the genie goes crazy
    summoning them. There's a Light Amulet and some ham to get in this
    battle but don't get too close to the genie or else he will use the old
    Hassan CHOP! which will cut your head off but it's pretty rare. Good 
    luck, you'll need it. The Genie gives 12k!
    Spider Queen
    Level recommended: 62
    Legendary Weapon: Poison Bellows-found in a tomb of the Mystic Pyramid
    (Desert Lands)
    Items: Growth Potion, maybe an Amulet or a 3-Way Shot
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 8
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 6
    She is FAST, and the damage that she does quickly adds up. The Poison 
    Bellows will drain a fair amount of life from her, use your best 
    attacks at that time before she charges at you. Before she does that,
    though, she will basically shoot acid shots at you which is easy to dodge.
    However, once she does her charge, things start getting messy. She will
    start by whipping you over and over again, try to be fast and outlast
    her. Other than those attacks she can also summon up spiders, stomp them.
    You will most likely NEED food in the middle of battle, so the good 
    thing is there's some ham in the middle of the room! Still, that's not
    enough so just try your best to defeat her. 6500+ life would be recommended
    at the start of battle. Even at level 99 she is not healthy for your HP 
    but note that she will give EXCELLENT experience, so if you're up for it
    she will make a good training boss.
    Level recommended: 45
    Legendary Weapon: Scimitar of Decapitation-Below a huge tree stump in 
    the Gnarled Branches (Forest Realm)
    Items: 3-Way Shot(though at those levels it isn't really needed)
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 4
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 2
    The Chimera has three heads, each resembling a Gargoyle species and 
    you'll have to destroy all of them! If you have the Scimitar of 
    Decapitation then it will either cut off the Lion head, or severly
    damage all three heads depending on where you use it. The Chimera's 
    ultimate attack is it's 3-way breath attack which is undodgeable,
    however using the Scimitar of Decapition from far will disable that.
    All three heads are lousy shooters so you should be able to dodge it's
    breath and fire/electric/acid ball easily. It also doesn't have alot 
    of life, and with the 3-Way Shot you should be able to defeat him
    with ease. Quite a good money-making boss.  
    Level recommended: 70
    Legendary Weapon: Parchment of Fire-found in a pool in the Haunted
    Cemetary (Forsaken Province)
    Items: Fire Amulet(fits the best "theming"), maybe invulnerability
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 8
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5
    The Parchment of Fire will totally burn the Yeti's icy body, and 
    with the fire amulet you can totally show him the heat! However,
    the Yeti's still no joke and he's a beefy guy so it will take long 
    before you actually kill him. He's main attack is the ice boulder,
    however he can do it in two ways: a) He can create one and roll it
    towards you or b) He can punch the wall and an ice boulder will bounce 
    of towards you! Not really hard to avoid. He has the Dragon's Quake 
    Stomp but you can avoid that by hiding behind the ice walls that he
    can create. Another good training boss but not as good as the Spider
    Shadow Wraith
    Level recommended: 78
    Legendary Weapon: Lantern of Revelation-found in the Haunted Grounds
    staircases (Dream World)
    Items: Amulet, Growth Potion, 3-Way Shot
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 9
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 7
    This guy is a PAIN, and his attacks can do over 150 damage! The Lantern
    of Revelation will, as always, drain away his HP and blind him. This
    will make the battle a little easier for you. The Wraith has a lot of 
    attacks, but the one you should really watch out for is his Shadow Blade
    because it is VERY fast, and does a lot of damage! He also has numerous
    other attacks: Shadow Shot which is EXTREMELY fast, this weird green 
    mask thingy, snake rush, and if you get to close then he will use his 
    Blade Spin. You should definitely start off with a full turbo, and also
    there is a full turbo charger nearby the Wraith, but, like I said, watch
    out for his Blade Spin attack when you get too close. With the Amulet,
    Growth Potion, and 3-Way Shot he shouldn't last long as he doesn't have
    as much HP as the Yeti.
    Level recommended: 80
    Legendary Weapon: Soul Savior-you can get it by lowering a high chandelier
    Items: none
    Difficulty without legendary weapon: 6
    Difficulty with legendary weapon: 5
    Not very tough for a guy like him. The Soul Savior will take away one 
    quarter of his life, and after that you can just stay away from him at
    the back and ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK! Skorne has some powerful shots which
    he will do most of the time, but at level 80 you should be able to easily
    withstand them. Once you have defeated Skorne he will then tell you to 
    come with him to the underworld, but first you must choose one of his
    equipment. They are: Helmet, Mask, Gauntlet, but I don't know what the
    last one is. They're all equally good so it doesn't matter what you
    choose. I usually pick the Gauntlet, though. Of course, they will not last
    long on you so make sure you use the most of it on important stuff (Like
    the next stage, which is a PAIN)!
    True Skorne
    Level recommended: 85
    Legendary Weapon: None
    Items: Fire Amulet (you get it from one of the Lava Golems right before
    fighting True Skorne)
    Difficulty: 8
    The main difficulty here is actually surviving the underworld, as it is
    VERY hard! Try to have over six thousand HP when you reach Skorne, and 
    level 85 is more like the MINIMUM level to fight him. The true Skorne is
    not much harder, he basically uses the same attacks however they obviously
    do more damage. He also has something like the quake stomp, and paired 
    with his fireball they can equal A LOT of damage! You should still have 
    the fire amulet from the Lava Golem which you fight just before Skorne,
    but the weird thing is you're fighting a fire creature WITH fire.....oh 
    well.Anyways, there's a 99.999999999% chance that you don't have one of
    Skorne's equipment which you have gotten by defeating him last time, but
    you might if you wasted NO time at all, got the haste thingy, and totally
    RAN through the Underworld without getting hit over three times.....you
    might need Invulnerability (yes, that was just sarcasm!). Skorne just 
    lost his armor which means he's easier to kill this time, like I said
    the only problem is of actually going through the underworld and getting
    here with enough life to face Skorne!
    Level recommended: 99
    Legendary Weapon: none
    Items: Amulet, Growth Potion, 3-Way Shot, maybe Invulnerability
    Difficulty: 7
    I heard from all kinds of people about how tough Garm is, but at level 99
    with 999 strength, armor, magic, and speed (you should have gotten those
    powerups) and at a full 9999 life he isn't that hard! Garm has about 
    thirteen parts...well, at least I think he does because he has too many
    parts to defeat! Everytime you defeat a part they will turn into a monster
    which looks like death. KILL them, then dodge their skull attack which 
    they'll transform into when they die. The skull rush does about 200+ 
    damage when hit, so you REALLY have to watch out! Garm himself has a lot
    of painful attacks too: Purple lightning, Quake Stomp, Purple shot.....
    I'm just making up the "purple" names because I have no idea what they are.
    Once all thirteen parts have been defeated the statue Garm thingy will 
    crumple to pieces and the real Garm inside (who looks exactly like those
    monsters Garm creates when one of his parts dies) will drop down and turn
    into purple goo. Congratulate yourselves for defeating the ultimate evil 
    4. A little about characters
    Okay, this is a boss faq but I'll still mention a little bit about 
    characters in this walkthrough. First things first, note that there are
    eight characters, each from one of the eight realms. Their master Sumner
    has summoned them to help defeat the evil Skorne, and YOU have to control
    one of them, but you can change if you want into one of the other 
    characters. I won't mention the secret characters, though.
    Beginning stats: str. 600
                     amr. 300
                     mag. 100
                     spd. 350
    From: Mountain Kingdom-he hopes to slay the dragon there one day
    Overall: 9-Good strength, medium armor and speed. Magic is HORRIBLE!
    Beginning stats: str. 600
                     amr. 350
                     mag. 100
                     spd. 300
    From: Snow Domain-whoa, it's freeeeezingzzzzz out there!
    Overall: 9-His speed is worse than the warrior but armor is better! Don't
    expect any improvements in magic.....
    Beginning stats: str. 300
                     amr. 450
                     mag. 300
                     spd. 300
    From: Castle Stronghold-too bad her huge home castle has been taken over 
    by a Chimera
    Overall: 10-She isn't weak in any area, plus she can withstand hits well
    because of her high armor. My personal favourite.
    Beginning stats: str. 350
                     arm. 450
                     mag. 250
                     spd. 300
    From: Sky Dominion-how does he know how to drive an airship? 
    Overall: 8-Not as well balanced as the Valkyrie but with more strength 
    and less magic.
    Beginning stats: str. 250
                     arm. 200
                     mag. 300
                     spd. 600
    From: Forest Realm-probably goes hunting animals there
    Overall: 6-not the guy you want to go battle hand to hand with. Magic is
    mediocre, armor is bad, strength is not too high.....incredible speed!
    Beginning stats: str. 200
                     arm. 200
                     mag. 350
                     spd. 600
    From: Dream World-does he sleep all day?
    Overall: 6-Everything that's physical is bad, but speed and mag. are
    above average
    Beginning stats: str. 250
                     arm. 150
                     mag. 600
                     spd. 300
    From: Desert-probably his part time job is an archeologist
    Overall: 7-Strength is just as good as Archer(surprisingly), but you 
    still shouldn't attack hand to hand because just looking at his armor
    tells you why. That's why he has good magic!
    Beginning stats: str. 200
                     arm. 150
                     mag. 600
                     spd. 350
    From: Forsaken Province-she calls this creepy graveyard home?
    Overall: 6-Gets more speed than the wizard but strength is worst in
    the game!
    5. Credit
    Thanks for: 
    -CJayc for making Gamefaqs
    -Midway Games for publishing Gauntlet Dark Legacy
    -Anyone who reads this faq
    Also go read some of the other walkthroughs to learn the basics
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