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We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:59 pm

Not being able to heal is brutal. It's very...different from the other challenges I have done. I'm at level 15 and should be able to beat the Mile Sandworm at this level, but I'm going to have to grind to beat Juza. On the other hand, Gy probably won't be as bad, because of Gryz's inherent F3 resistance and high defense (on paper, anyway, but we will see).

Now I have to decide whether to throw a Laco Axe into a shop on Dezolis, because he is stuck with the Laser Axe until endgame otherwise.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:08 pm

I wish Gryz could equip daggers. They apparently had him able to at one point, but were running out of time and didn't want to make a separate animation for Crash with him having a knife equipped, so they removed the capability. Oh well.

It's just cutting it too close at level 32 with Gy. I could possibly win if I got a lot of crits and a lot of Firebreaths, but I'm better off just gaining a couple more levels. I did beat Juza at level 20 without too much trouble.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:50 pm

GOT HIM! I switched gears a bit, going with a very conservative strategy, and using a Dimate whenever Gryz was under 160 HP or so. I finished with one Dimate and both of my Star Dews.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to farm Star Dews, which is unfortunate, yet not unexpected.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:42 am

God, that was brutal. Got 10. Doubt it'll be enough. We will see.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:00 am

There's something oddly fitting about Gryz going to fight Zio, alone, despite the odds being overwhelmingly against him.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:03 am

Fuck.

We're in trouble! We'd better make a temporary retreat!

This is like smashing a Laser Axe into a brick wall over and over again. When I said Seth or Raja was the hardest solo challenge, I lied.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby Doctor Hooves » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm

A decent amount of bosses are easy for Raja, like the Xe-A-Thouls, Lashiec, Dark Force, Zio, Juza, and some others, while some are pretty hard for hin, like the Gy-Laguiah, Sa Lews, and such.

Seth is pretty barren aside from some interesting features, like being immune to instant death, status decreasers, sleep, poison, and paralysing, so it can really depend on the boss in question if he’ll have an easy time.

Gryz, however, isn’t quite as lucky. His high strength is a definite help, but his low agility, low magic defence, and weakness to water (atleast to Xe-A-Thouls and Juza) can be quite disruptive. His strong physical defence is also a help, but indeed, Gryz is sometimes finding himself trying to stop water flowing from a tap by trying to cut it in half with a scissors.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:50 pm

I haven't died to Stasis Ball even once in this run. Vol has killed me numerous times. Also, 'Cannot Escape!' Is giving me flashbacks.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:09 am

Zio has been vanquished.

I did it at level 40. I had 13 Star Dews, and I used 12 of them.

As far as what happened after the fight...I made a party of Chaz/Rune/Rika/Gryz/Demi, in that order. Everyone except Gryz died during the battle, of course. After the battle, when I regained control, I had a party of Chaz/Rune/Rika, all of whom were dead, but I was able to access the menu. I then switched them out for Wren, switched Wren for Gryz, and went on as normal.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Level 47, 11 Star Dew, 1 Trimate. Making a serious attempt at DF1. Wish me luck!
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:52 pm

Man, this is brutal. I'm just treading water here. I heal, he uses Burstroc or Flare Shot and takes off the same amount of HP.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm

I *could* farm a ton of Dynamite and equip the Plasma Field, but...that strategy probably isn't that viable, and it would take FOREVER.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:33 pm

I'm going to need to fill my inventory with Star Dews. Using a Dimate usually hurts, because Flare Shot/Burstroc actually do more damage than the Dimate heals, and DF uses them 75% of the time. The other 25% is Phononmasr, which does ~50 damage rather than the ~120 that the others do, but even then, I'm usually still in a position where I need to heal again to avoid dying from a more powerful than average Flare Shot/Burstroc.

And even Star Dews don't actually help, they just keep my HP in the same range until I see Phononmasr.

Idk what to do. I don't want to grind more. It'll make later bosses easier than I want them to be.
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Re: We're on to Gryz

Postby etony33 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 am

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