------------------------------------------ MegaMan Legends 2 ------------------------------------------ Sara FAQ For the Sony Playstation™ game console Developer/Publisher: Capcom USA -=-=-=-=-=- DISCLAIMER -=-=-=-=-=- This FAQ/Walkthrough is created for personal use only. This document is not to be used in any way for profit. This document is also not allowed to be used in any way by "ripping-off" parts of it and entering it in your own FAQ/Walkthrough. This FAQ/Walkthrough is also not to be used as a guide in the making of your own. It is advisable that you do your own research and planning in order to gather sufficient information to create these documents on your subject. ----------------- Table of contents ----------------- I. Introduction II. Information on Sara a) Basic storyline background on Sara b) Sara's attacks and forms III. Preparation and strategy in the fight against Sara a) First form, Armored Sara b) Final form, Mother Unit Sara IV. Closing Remarks V. Credits VI. About the author --------------- I. Introduction --------------- Hello. I am Zetsaber. That is all I shall be called for now. This FAQ is for the purpose of beating the last boss, which I think is the hardest. She is the Mother Unit known as Sara. In this FAQ I will explain a few things about how to defeat both her forms and some frequently asked questions about Sara. Please be informed that this FAQ contains some minor storyline spoilers. So please do not read the indicated storyline elaboration if you wish to see the story yourself. Sara is far more complex than the last enemy in MegaMan Legends 1. She has more attacks and she has a better tactical system. More importantly, many of you may find the final form of Sara incredibly harder than the first… assuming that you DID in fact survive the first form. I myself had a hard time beating her first form, thus the creation of this FAQ. I can be contacted by the following means: ICQ UIN #: 101849017 MSN/email address: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: Weapon Zetsaber If there are any complaints about any of the information listed in this FAQ or if you would like to add to it, then you may contact me in this way. In addition, I am also a starting regular in the gamefaqs.com message board. You may also contact me there. ----------------------- II. Information on Sara ----------------------- A. Basic storyline background on Sara Sara is Megaman Trigger's long time rival. She was jealous of Trigger being so close to the Master. She wanted to be close to the Master, yet she was restrained to the System and was unable to do so, since she was too loyal to it. Sara thinks that by destroy Megaman Trigger it would enable her to understand the Master. In the end she would realize that she was wrong… B. Sara's attacks and forms 1. First form, Armored Sara a) Diamond Shard- an attack in which a blue hue of light surrounds her and 5 small diamond-shaped shards appear above her. She then waves her hand(or hands) downward towards the ground and the shards beam downwards towards the floor, one after another, making large blue beams come out of the places the hit. It causes some medium damage if hit. b) Flame Blitz- an attack in which Sara is covered in a red flame, shield-like dome on the front. She then flies at you in a fast speed, supposedly hitting you. It causes medium to large damage on you, depending on how exactly it hits you. c) Electric Shockwave- an attack in which she holds her hands out towards you, creating waves of 5, nicely spread yellow- colored electric balls, shooting towards you. She does this 5 or so times in a row. Afterwards, she changes her tactics. This does large damage to you, no matter how you're hit. d) Flame Spread- probably the most annoying and devestating attack Armored Sara has. Here, she appears, making the screen turn red, lowering the gravitational force in the room. Triangular bombs appear around her and spread out after a few moments. She then flies up, then comes crashing down, causing a firey shockwave to rise up from the impact of Sara's fall, spreading out to all corners of the room. What's more annoying about this attack is that the bombs home in on you, making it harder for you to avoid it. This causes major damage to you by either the shockwave or the bombs. 2. Final form, Mother Unit Sara a) Teleport- not really an attack, more like a way to confuse you. She uses this to cancel out your auto-targetting, making it harder to hit her. It stops after a few seconds, with her in another part of the fighting arena. She then changes her tactics. b) Split Laser- an attack in which she rises up above you and points her underside towards the platform. Many lasers then begin to come out. As they continue to shoot out towards the ground, not stopping, she also continues to move towards you in an attempt to hit you. It eventually stops. It causes only medium damage. c) Volcano Explosion- an attack in which she spreads her hands out wide, causing bursts of fire to explode from under your feet. They follow you while you run around trying to avoid them. This should remind you of one of Juno final's attacks. It causes medium damage. d) Laser Blast- I HATE this attack. In this attack she puts her hands to her sides and a ball of energy comes out of her chest. After 3 seconds, it comes out at you, following your direction. So if you're on the floor, she'll shoot from side to side on the floor, and if you jump, she'll shoot for side to side in the air. It took me 2 weeks to understand the patter of this attack. You'll understand in the next section. This attack causes too much damage, from 6-9 units of damage, depending on your armor. If you have full armor, it takes off 6 units. See? This is why it sucks. She's too cheap. e) Dark Matter- I HATE this attack too. Well not really an attack, just a way to stop or hinder you from making any moves. She puts her hands to her chest and a black sphere of energy emanates from her hands. She then shoots it towards you. If it misses, a swirling section in which it hits remains, sucking you into it. If you're caught, it hinders movement, allowing Sara to do what she wants to you. Of course you can get out of it or you can wait for it to dissipate… but you'll probably be dead or half dead by the time you escape. f) Flight- an attack where she flies towards you in an attempt to hit you. She's also cheap in this way. Deals medium damage if you touch her. ------------------------------------------------------- III. Preparation and strategy in the fight against Sara ------------------------------------------------------- A) Preparing In preparing for the fight against Sara, you must have the Homing Missile special weapon equipped. It should be upgraded to it's near maximum, if not it's maximum. Your buster should have maximum atk. The rest of the buster's stats should be at level 4 or 5 just enough for you to be a rapid shooter and a semi- invincible blaster. You must also have enough range to reach Sara from afar in both forms. Sara does not cause any special status ailments so you don't have to worry about using the medicine canteen. As for the energy canteen, it's advisable that you have 60-70 units. You'll be losing a lot of life in this battle. Also, be sure you have the item for special weapon recharging. You'll need it. I'll be referring to the attacks she does according to the letter assignment I've given them above in section II.B 1 and 2. Also, take note that Sara(in both forms) has no fixed tactical system and she could do anything. This section is just to give advice onto how to actually hit her in her different attacks and forms. B) First form, Armored Sara When the battle first starts, begins shooting at her until she finally dissapears. She does this teleport all the time before reappearing and doing one of her attacks. Just hold L2 and you'll automatically lock onto her no matter where she is. When she reappears, she'll do either attacks a, b, or c. Once you damage her high enough, she'll do the same tactics except that after 3 or 4 times she'll do attack d. If she does attack a, just keep shooting her and running to the right side until she drops them to you. You'll instantly avoid the attack. If she does attack b, run immediately away from her and jump to either side as she is just about to hit you. You won't be able to avoid it if you're too close or your timing is all wrong. You'll only get 3 or 4 shots before she comes at you. If you plan on attacking her while she charges for it, then go right ahead and do it. Hell, that's what I did. When she does attack c, you must run towards the right, jumping towards the right as the electric wave is about to hit you all while hitting her with either your buster or your Homing Missile. When she does that annoying attack d, you're gonna have to be prepared for it. She'll do this attack 3 times before the gravity returns to normal. Just as she reappears, begin shooting her with the Homing Missile until you indirectly destroy at least 1 of those bombs. Then when she starts to float up, stop shooting and be prepared to time your jump over the shockwave that comes up when she lands. It'll be hard to jump over the wave, but once you understand the timing of it you'll get the hang of it. Do the same tactic for the next 2 times she does it. Eventually you'll win against her, but unfortunately for you, you have the 2nd and final form to attend to… C)Final form, Mother Unit Sara This form is too cheap. She'll begin by using attacks a, c, d or f. When she does a, don't hold L2. Instead, stand still until she stops teleporting around the outside of the area. Then use L1 and R1 to look around and find her. She'll do c or f more often than d for now. To avoid c, all you have to do is run to the right. If you run out of room, run downwards and to the left. If you end up running in front of her shoot her while you run. As for attack f, you can probably roll away from that attack at the last moment. If you don't know how to do a roll it's L1/R1 + X. She should be doing attack d by now. As she begins charging for the attack, move towards her. Be as near as possible while shooting at her with the Homing Missile or buster. Make sure you're NOT at the VERY EDGE of the area. In other words, be close, but not TOO close. When she finally shoots the beam, run backwards quickly without changing the point of view. Once you reach the other end of the area, look to see if it's about to hit you. If that's about to happen, jump up quickly. It SHOULD make her change her aim upwards then it will dissipate. As her damage increases, she should be using her other 2 attacks by then. She'll probably first do attack e, then she'll do another attack, most likely attack b or d. If, in the unfortunate event that you are caught in attack e, jump out of it's field. When avoiding d with attack e's effect still active, do NOT go into the "zero field"(the attack's point of impact). Just do the same thing just not stepping into the "zero field". As for attack b, with or without the "zero field", attack her as she begins levitating above your head. Just make sure you watch the lasers as she begins charging. When it shoots out, run the heck out of her underside and run away. You can't roll away from the lasers so your best bet is to stay away from her when she begins the attack. If you follow these tactics, then you'll definitely be able to defeat Sara. Good luck! ------------------- IV. Closing Remarks ------------------- I thank you for taking the time to reading my FAQ. I hope that you will be able to put this FAQ to good use. It took me a lot of time for me to do this but I was able to finish it. I really do hope that you appreciate my FAQ. So until my next FAQ/Walkthrough, we shall meet again… - Zetsaber ---------- V. Credits ---------- Capcom for it's creation of such a good sequel to an already great game. My parents for their undying love and protection to me for all these 17 years of mine. Samantha, my girlfriend, for her continual support and love to me. I love you hun! =) And lastly, gamefaqs.com and it's owner Jeff "CjayC" Veasey for putting my FAQ up and their endless support to me and other videogamers out there in the world. ---------------------- VI. About the Author ---------------------- Zetsaber lives in the beautiful area of San Diego, California with his mother, father and 2 brothers. He is currently studying in San Diego State University under the course of Computer Science. He was born August 17, 1983. He is, like many San Diego residents, a filipino. This is his first FAQ. Megaman Legends 2™ is a registered trademark of Capcom, co. LTD. MegaMan Trigger and Sara are copyrights of Capcom USA all rights reserved. Playstation™ and its accessories are all registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment America. MegaMan Legends 2: Sara FAQ copyright 2000 Zetsaber.