Ice titan made easier (disclaimer: may seem wordy but is detaile
As many air combo plus as you have
Mp haste and mp rage(2 if you have)
ANY keyblade (yes including kingdom key)
As high level as you can (or want)
Estimated time needed: 3 or more minutes (depending on your attack power if you decide to use keyblade)
Ice titan isn't hard at all... It's actually possible to kill him even without using your melee attacks. The only thing you can hit is his head. When he's facing you straight, he tends to use those icicles, use guard to deflect back them back at him (remember to lock on to his head unless you want to worry about camera angle, move occasionally because he only seems to use icicles after turning). The big idea is that you must try to always be in front of him so that he would use other skills less often. Sometimes he uses that skill which he punches the ground then icicles pop out from the ground. Well when he gets enough of his own icicles he would bend over (use superglide to reach him if you have it, it gives you more time to attack him) then you can go in to attack him with your melee (those icicles should have taken 1 of his hp bars away by then, so you could actually rely on the icicles to win the whole battle :P). When he gets up he immediately uses a rapid scattered icicles attack which you can just stand still and block the centre one (yes the centre one is aiming for you), it's a sweeping pattern by the way. Approximately after he gets up the 1st time, he would start using the ice boulders attack (ice boulders drop on you, and they come in series of threes), you can evade it by using dodge roll, but if he starts to use icicles the boulders would stop dropping (that's why there's a need to stay in front of him). The attacks that may be worrying is his freezing skills, there's 2 in fact: a freezing breath and some ice energy attack. The freezing breath is slower since he has to sweep across an area, but if you're on the extreme side of the coliseum you should be able to avoid it totally (corner is the best, or you could jump your way out of it). As for the ice energy attack, he sort of like concentrates some ice energy in a rather big area, and it has a very fast activation speed, so stay near a corner of the map and you'll be totally safe. If you see him doing something that looks like roaring but without the sound, it's the only sign that he's using the ice energy, if you do notice it then dodge roll to a side,as far as you can (unless you're already in a corner). Have fun thrashing him(her?, it?), and remember, it's not your equipments that matter but rather your understanding of your opponent.
Just a general information about the icicles: block only when the ice titan is using the concentrated attack (when all the icicles aim at you) not those scattered ones which seem to be aiming at the floor n walls. It is most likely that you will be doing more damage with the icicles than your keyblade on the whole.
Additional (maybe irrelevant) information: if you can totally understand all of Sephiroth's attacks and combat styles, he's your key to max level (simply because you will definitely level up each time you beat him...too much exp yes?).
Added by: eternalkingdom Jul 5th 2006, ID#21941