Defeating Ravage Rider
The best way to defeat Ravage Rider in the arena is by using 'Dragon Time.' Do this by pressing L1 at key moments during the battle. Ravage Rider's health meter will refill twice before you can take him down, and breath weapons will have little to no effect on him during the fight. The first part of the battle is simple: use 'Dragon Time' to slow things down when going in for an attack. Approach Ravage Rider from the front-right, as he will circle the arena and attack using either his flames or cannon shots. Both of these are easy to avoid in the early stage of the fight. Double-jump when approaching this big old beastie after using 'Dragon Time' to set up your attack, then begin a mid-air combo. You can only hit him three times, and attempting to do more will always guarantee that you are injured in return. At times, Rider will cut through the center of the arena floor and smash into the wall, becoming momentarily stunned. Again, while he is helpless, attack him three times with just the O button. Repeat sequences of attacks and in the same manner until his life is gone; but when it refills, watch out!
The second part of the battle is more difficult, but with enough patience and practical use of your 'Dragon Time' attack sequences, you can bring this insolent boss to the ground in no time. However, Rider will spurt fire from the front and both sides during this stage in the fight, so be careful not to use your L1 too frequently or in a poor position (such as right in front of him when he suddenly changes direction). Rider will attempt to ram you several times, but each successful dodge of his attack results in him becoming helpless against the arena wall. Make the most of these opportunities, because this is where and when you will do the most damage.
When Ravage Rider's life reaches zero, he will begin to smoke and slowly start on fire. The battle is not over yet. Don't get overconfident, and continue using L1 when you have enough 'time' charged and finish the fight.
Hope this helps those who are stuck out there with this tricky boss fight!
Added by: prometheus1161 Feb 1st 2008, ID#29047