| Boss|| Weaknesses|| Resistances|
| Nine Demon Gates, Jackal|| Ice|| Demon|
This major boss battle has several phases but you’ll be breezing through this especially if you have a full team of adequately-leveled characters. You can’t take advantage of Jackal’s weakness in the early phases since you’ll be forced to fight him with specific characters.
For the first phase, you’ll be using Natsu
alone. As a standard tactic in 1v1 battles, use skills that will grant the Counter stance. Have Natsu use Crimson Lotus: Fire Dragon Fist to damage and counter Jackal. If you have a full Fairy Gauge, you can start with a solo Magic Chain
instead. Once you deal enough damage, there will be a brief cutscene, then proceed in pummeling him until his HP is depleted.
For the second phase, your other allies will join you in battle. Natsu
will also obtain a temporary command called “Eat Explosive Flames”. Use that command whenever Jackal inflicts an explosive sigil. Have Wendy
use her ATK Buff
for the party. If you have brought Gray
, then you’ll be able to deal extra damage against the enemy. Jackal has some annoying AoE attacks but as long as you heal up, you won’t have problems eliminating him.