Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 Extra Stage Final Boss FAQ By: Blue Comet Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Preparation 3. Early Battle (Will Boost) 4. Early-Mid Battle (MAP Attack Drain) 5. Mid Battle (Energy Drain) 6. Late Battle (The Final Blow) 7. Other Useful Tips 8. Guide Epilouge and Credits 9. Legal Stuff 1. Introduction This is my first attempt at a guide here at GameFAQs and since there are already more than enough guides for this game here, I figured I would write one about the hardest stage this game has to offer, The final boss of the extra stage for attaining at least 39 of the 41 battle masteries throughout the game, Stern Regisseur. This is a strategy I came up with during my first play through of this game. I had completely screwed up in leveling up Ryusei enough during the most crucial stages so I had no choice but to leave out SRX for this final battle. But I knew that if the team I had chosen could get me this far, then there was no way I was going to give in. Though it did take me a few tries, I eventually came up with a strategy to beat down Stern Regisseur without the help of SRX using the experiences I had with many other OG bosses in the past. (Which I will be referring to throughout this guide). NOTE: This was on a Normal play through so if your playing on an EX Hard game, this strategy may not work and SRX may have been your only option. However I have yet to try this on EX Hard so you could try it if you want. Just make sure your pilots are top notch though! ANOTHER NOTE: I have only played the North American Version of this game so throughout this guide I will use the terms, character names and mecha names of that version only. 2. Preperation: First my Roster for the final battle: Giganscudo Duro - Kai Ryukooh/Koryuoh - Kusuha/Bullet Dygenguard - Sanger Grungust Type 2 - Russel Alteisen Riese - Kyosuke Angelg - Lamia Ausenseiter - Ratsel Randgrith - Yuuki Valsione - Lune Cybuster - Masaki Huckebein Boxer◊L - Ryoto Rein Weiss Ritter - Excellen R-Gun Powered - Aya (Supply) Gespenst - Gilliam Astelion - Ibis Huckebein MkIII◊Trombe - Rai Huckebein MkII◊M - Radha (Supply) Huckebein - Leona R-Blade - Ring Lickeit - Alfimi (mandatory) As you may have noticed I have switched a few of my pilots around in different mechs, (including Aya and Rai from SRX). This is simply for the purpose of getting the most of my pilotís abilities by using mechs that complement their skills well. For example I used Kai in the Gigan since he had very high defense and melee skill as well as some good spirits to go with it where as I found Rai to be better suited to his brotherís former Huckebein since it was a far superior machine compared to his R-2 Powered (plus he was still one of my better pilots so I couldnít really exclude him). I would have used Aya in the AM gunner for a supply unit but my R-Gun was faster so I went with that. You donít need to follow my roster exactly if at all. Just make sure you are using what has worked best for you so far. Itís just little stuff like that that could make or break your chances at defeating Stern Regisseur. Choose your pilots and mechs wisely and make sure you have spent every last dollar and pilot point making your team ready for this. Also make sure you have 2 units with the Alert spirit for repair and supply as you WILL need them. Now that the easy partís over, itís time to make Regisseur pay! 3. Early Battle (Will Booster) Now that your forces have been deployed, its time to get your units Will up as quick as possible. The best way to do to this is to use the spirit Rouse which raises the Will of any unit adjacent to the one using this spirit so have your best units surround Lickeit and Hiryu Custom since you are given these units anyway and Alfimi and Lefina both have this skill. Since they are only two spaces away from each other, try to have your best two units (most likely two that use a combination attack) adjacent to both Lickeit and Hiryu Custom so that they get benefits from both uses of Rouse. Doing this for two turns should be enough. Also if you have any other units that have Rouse, they can help some of your other units for a Will boost as well (Ring was good here). Now begin moving your units to Stern Regisseur. Make sure you have 4 fast mechs leading the pack (preferably with Focus but Alert works alright too). I will explain why later. If your still short on Will for some of your attacks, take out some of the weaker grunts on along the way. Make sure you finish them with the units you want the Will boosts for as this will net you more Will for them. Do NOT try taking on the Einst Regisseurs as they have too many hit points and are far too heavily armored to try and take out for such a small morale boost. Also I recommend you donít kill more than 8 grunts as this will result in the Einsts calling in more reinforcements which will usually include one or two more Einst Regisseurs to the field and there are already enough of those out there already. Remember 8 is your cut off point. One last thing, as I mentioned in the preparation your supply units should have the spirit Alert. Use this right away as this will draw the enemyís attention away from them for a while since it still works until they are attacked. 4. Early-Mid Battle (MAP Attack Drain) This part of the strategy is similar to something I remember from fighting Wendolo. Since both he and Stern Regisseur have deadly MAP attacks, this little piece of nostalgia came in handy. As I said before, make sure you have 4 fast units closing in on Stern Regisseur. Having Focus and/or Alert with these units will help you to dodge the many attacks the grunt units will throw at them so be ready with those. I find Focus usually works better since it lasts for the whole turn where as Alert only works until the unit is attacked. Now surround him by getting one of those four units on each side of Stern Regisseur as this will do two things to help you: A. He canít move so he canít get closer to Earth which would be an automatic loss if he did. B. If he has enough Will, it will force him to start using his map attack. Now make sure the rest of your force is close to Stern Regisseur, just not within range of his map attack which has a 1-5 range on it. So besides the four surrounding units, just keep the rest of your units back at least 5 spaces away from him and you should be fine. Once he has been surrounded, MAKE SURE you save your progress. Now just keep evading attacks from the grunts and once he uses his MAP Attack, make sure that all four of your units survive. In other words donít keep playing if you lost one, just load your progress from before and try again. Once itís your turn again, and you still have your four surrounding units, heal any of those four units that need it with pilots that have Trust and save your progress again. You will have to keep doing this until he runs out of ammo for his MAP attack which is 5 times so be prepared to keep loading your progress if he manages to get some lucky hits on your units. This is a bit tedious but trust me, itís much better doing it this way than having a majority of your units take a hit from that MAP attack at any given time. 5. Mid Battle (Energy Drain) Alright so now that his last MAP attack has been exhausted, save your progress yet again. Now this next part of the battle is something taken directly from my battle with R-Gun Rivale back in OG1 and is a very crucial part of this guide that separates the bitter taste of defeat from the sweet, sweet taste of ultimate victory. Now that you are safe from the threat of any MAP attacks in the future, its time to move the bulk of your forces up close and personal to the big bad boss. Now normally you would probably think it would be a good time to absolutely crush him with everything youíve got right? Well I hate to say it, but nothing could be further from the truth. This is NOT the time to hit him hard because of the very same trait that he shares with my old friend R-Gun Rivale and that is the Warp Field. This nasty little shield he has absorbs a considerable amount of damage from even your most powerful attacks. I tried hitting him hard with his Warp Field still working once and even though I did come somewhat close to killing him, I was still a good 30 or 40 thousand hit points short. Now if this were R-Gun Rivale you were fighting, I would tell you to just use Energy Drain weapons on him since in both games, this shield requires energy to work. But there is a considerable difference between R-Gun Rivale and Stern Regisseur and that is the latter has a Special Weapons Block which prevents the use of such weapons on him. So that means you will have to drain him of energy the old fashioned way, one attack at a time. Now each attack you use on him will take away 10 of his Energy whether itís a powerful hit or a measly vulcan attack. So instead of wasting your best attacks on him now, just use your weakest attacks on him. But trust me with an Energy count of 650 and each attack taking only 10 EN each, thatís no easy feat. And also he regains 185 Energy each turn! Sounds impossible right? Well even though your attacks only take 10 away, his most powerful Erbsunde attack he uses to try and counter you takes away another 10. Plus having units with support attacks will tick off another 10 so keep your units close together to make good on those attacks. Do this enough and his Energy Regeneration wonít be able to keep up. Without Energy, his Warp Field will be rendered useless and then you will be able to REALLY hurt him. Also he now has no Energy for his Erbsunde attack and even though he still could attack you, he wonít which means when your hitting him with your best attacks, your completely free from a counter-attack. Talk about a good deal! One thing about his Erbsunde attack though is that it has a minimum range of 2 so your four surrounding units will be counter-attacked with one of his other attacks which donít use any energy. Instead of keeping him directly surrounded with those four, just move them one space away while keeping the rest of your units around him and he will then start wasting energy using Erbsunde on them. Heíll be able to move around but as long as he doesnít break your "mecha net" anywhere, he still wonít be able to get any closer to Earth. FINAL NOTE ABOUT THIS SECTION: Try not to let any of your guys and gals die as this could severely hurt your chances in the future. Save after every successful (no dying) "energy draining turn". Now we move on to the final part of this guide... 6. Late Battle (The Final Blow) Before we start this part of the guide I must tell you, if on the turn you drain Regisseur completely of his energy and you still have units that havenít moved yet, just save your progress and end your turn. It is much better to have your full team ready while Stern Regisseur is at his weakest before you launch your massive attack. All right now that thatís out of the way, its time to get down to business. Stern will have 185 EN now thanks to his regeneration so start off with your weaker units and support attackers peppering him with some light fire to bring his EN back down to nothing. Make sure you keep your strongest units available as well as units that can use the spirit Enable until after his EN has been drained. Once your guys have cleaned out his remaining EN, itís time to unleash absolute carnage! Get your power hitters using Valor with their biggest attacks and as long as your units are not directly adjacent to him, donít worry about getting counter-attacked. Start with your absolute best mechs since Stern has Lvl 9 Prevail skill which gives him better armor and dodge rates as you pound on him more and more. Have your support attackers use their best possible moves as well, every little bit of damage counts now. Once youíve used your best guys, use the pilots with the Enable skill to let them hit Regisseur again and again. Once youíve done that use all of your guys best attacks with the Valor spirit and just keep hammering away at him. Donít forget to save after every hard-hitting turn neither. On a fresh turn, use your weaker guys or some of your mechs who have completely exhausted their best attacks on a previous turn for the EN draining process. Get your supply units in there with fresh Energy or Ammo Cartridges for your exhausted mechs as needed. Make sure that if they get attacked, you use Alert again to keep the enemies attention away from them (though theyíll most likely be gunning for them pretty hard now). You DONíT want your supply units getting shot down because you will need them to keep your best guys power attacks replenished. Donít forget to heal any guys that really need it too (preferably with Trust/Faith as opposed to using your supply units). Those grunts will still be firing at you so donít let up on the evade and defend commands when itís the enemyís turn. In the later turns of this slugfest, youíll probably want to start using the Strike/Attune spirits for some of your more inaccurate pilots since Regisseurís Prevail skill makes him more evasive later on. Aside from your supply units, if a few of your weaker guys get shot down at this point, you can decide whether or not you should keep playing but Iíll leave that to your discretion. Depending on how much youíve hurt him already, it may or may not make the difference. Just keep this up and eventually the big bad Einst will have his funky purple brains splattered all over space and youíll have earned that triumphant taste of victory you worked so hard to achieve. Congratulations! Now just sit back and enjoy the ending cut scene. 7. Other useful tips -If you have a lot of big defensive units with good armor in your squad, you could probably use a few of them instead of having all fast guys for the MAP Attack process. Using Guard here would work really well for them. -Good Defensive Support pilots should be in units like Gigan and Grungust if you plan on using them. They can really help in protecting your ships, your power units or for simply drawing enemy fire away from some of your more frail units since they are usually much more tempting targets. -Have units with the Co-operative Attack skill be your main support units as they can do just as much damage with a support attack as they could with a main attack. Surround them with your own units to maximize this potential damage. Ibis is the only one I know of who has this skill by default but anyone else you have works well too. -During Preparation once you have all the main skills your pilots need, spend the rest in sharpening their best abilities. Spend a few extra points giving Ratsel a Range attack boost or for anyone you have piloting Gigan with a few Melee or Defense points. I had my Sanger with almost 260 melee points! Leave no pilot point unturned! -If you are using SRX but are still reading this guide for help, then I suggest that during either the Energy Drain or the Final Blow phase, you separate SRX and use R-2 Powered and R-3 Powered as well. This will give you two extra attackers and you can still use SRX since R-1 can reform them and still fight in the same turn. 8. Guide Epilouge and Credits Well thatís the end of my little strategy to beating one the toughest SRW bosses that Iíve had to face. I hope you had as much fun killing him as I did because I enjoyed it a lot! Thanks to this guide also go to a few people that helped along the way: -gundamtotoro for basically the whole Will Boost part as well as a few other stages I had trouble with when I played. They worked wonders for me! -sinclairius for a few of the secret weapons I found that helped me out big time. -Atlus for bringing this great game to us westerners. -Banpresto for making what I believe to be the greatest strategy game series of all time! 7. Legal Stuff Unpublished work Copyright 2007 Blue Comet "Super Robot Wars," and all related characters and names are property of Banpresto. This guide may not be edited or sold. This guide may not be hosted outside of GameFAQs without permission of the author. This guide may be used outside of GameFAQs only with permission of the author.
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