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Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

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Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose

Subcocious Domain (Winter)

Back to the Yuriev Institute. Leave the room and save your game. And just like in your first visit, follow the trio around the facility to trigger flashback cut-scenes. After the 3rd cut-scene, you'll be at the Gas Station again. This place is essentially the same as it was during summer-time, only with different sets of treasures.

Access the save point. Blast the crates to get a Med Kit S. Head north, and destroy the box behind the billboard for a treasure chest with Antidote L (x2). Back-track then head east 2 screens. At the 3rd screen, break the one of the rocks on the side to get an Ether Pack S. Head east once again to the next area.

Here, go down across the log; taking the lower path at the split. Knock the log at the end of the path down, and cross it to the other side. Continue east along the path & break the boulder. Open the treasure chest for Bio Sphere (x2). Proceed to the next area. Head east, then northwest. Blast the log, go across it and save. From here move back a bit, then take a left around the corner for another treasure containing a Rejuvenator M. Make your way onto the next area... again!

Take a left and blow up the rock for an Ether Pack M. Go back and head north across the thicker log. Blast the tree to your right, then continue right along the hidden path. Go down the ledge to find Segment Address #15. Drop down and make your way back to higher ground. Cross the same thick log to return to the main path. Proceed to the next screen.

The path in this area is quite linear, so save first and make your way around until you reach a fork. First go right and pick up the treasure chest with Skill Upgrade C (x2) at the end. Go back, and this time head left. Break the boulder at the end of the path to get Skill Upgrade A (x10). For the last time, back-track to the main split, and continue forward along the central path to move on. (Though you might want to make your back to the beginning of this area, to save your game.)

More cut-scenes. Followed by what will be your final boss battle for Disc 1.

Boss Battle - Albedo

Okay. First I'll have you know that this is one hard fight. So I'll take the time to discuss each of his attacks. Then move on to the battle strategy later.

  • Carrion of Souls 1: Damage + L Ether DD (Ether Defense Down) status effect. All characters.

  • Carrion of Souls 2: HP Drain / Boost Drain. All characters.

  • Carrion of Souls 3: EP Drain / Stock Drain. All characters.

  • Release of Desire: Thunder Element + Pierce Attribute. One character.

  • Ice Blast / Thunder Blast:: Deals ice and lightning damage respectively.

  • Taunt: ("Death means nothing") Makes the status window at the top of your screen disappear.

  • Soul Blast: Aura ether attack. All characters. (This is his deadliest move, so watch out.)

  • Now onto strategy. You must remember that it's useless to attack Albedo with his arms intact. Not only will you deal pathetic amount of damage (I actually got a 5 ), but he also blocks any kind of break attempt.

    As for your party, having KOS-MOS in is MANDATORY. You'll definitely need her for this fight. For the other 2 members, I suggest either of the following: Jr., MOMO, Ziggy. Having someone with a good set of curative ethers is by all means necessary. Another thing, be sure to cast Flame Sword and Attacker on Jr., as well as KOS-MOS if possible. For Ziggy, just cast the latter spell on him, since he already has Fire as his element by default.

    To break his arms, cast Ice or Flame Sword on the characters that have either PIERCE or SLASH attributes in their attacks. (Jr., MOMO or Ziggy) Since I noticed that they're the only ones who can make Albedo put his guard up, and therefore make his arms go numb. Ice Sword almost always makes his arms numb every turn, so be sure to make use of that. Also, it takes around 5-6 hits to destroy Albedo's arms. They'll regenerate after a few turns though.

    Once his arms are destroyed, have your fully-stocked characters attack in this order: Jr. (execute a Square triangle attack) -> KOS-MOS (attack with triangle-square-O-O-O) -> Jr (use O-O-O) -> Ziggy (Once Albedo falls down -- attack with O-O-O) Hopefully you'll kill him after this. Also, having the equipped-skill Aura Coat really helps in protecting you against Soul Blast.

    Lastly, don't forget to steal Awakening I!

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