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Defeat Calamity with your gears' initial equipment.
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Defeat Calamity with your gears' initial equipment.

Created by siouxerskate on: 29 Jul, 2020 19:03
Last modified: 08 Nov, 2020 04:47

Won by 43 of 1077 possible players (4%)

29 Jul 2020 19:03
siouxerskate uploaded this achievement.
24 Sep 2020 02:10
BenGhazi edited this achievement.
14 Oct 2020 00:40
"BenGhazi" promoted this achievement to the Core set.
8 Nov 2020 04:47
BenGhazi edited this achievement.
pitohui 7 Apr 2021 06:29
Took 33 attempts because this achievement is 10% preparation and 90% luck.
ArsenaL 23 May 2021 23:15
This wasn't an easy achievement. Not looking forward to the rest of the "Original Equipment" in the future.
amirsonb 9 Jul 2021 12:55
I thought guided shot was useless. Thanks to that, I was able to pop this achievement.
MDGeist 29 Jul 2021 22:09
Days worth of strife, beyond random... dreading similar achievments going forward
kirakana 12 Sep 2021 01:18
You can equip the Iron GWhip on Bart and still get this. I didn't know that didn't count as an upgrade. Hopefully this makes those trying this less insane.
alundra82 3 Nov 2021 23:19
A few things that helped me with this one: gear 'ether machine' power is determined by the character's ether stat, not the gear stats (unlike physical attacks). If Fei's ether stat is high, guided shot does decent damage (mine was ether 20, but high teens is probably enough). Grind and save when Fei gets a +1 to ether at lvl up. Bart can unlock beat serpent (stronger than chain whip) by learning twin sonic outside his gear. Booster essential. Wild Smile only needs to be cast once and lasts for the duration of the battle, cutting enemy accuracy 50% (but Calamity's missile attack will always hit).
Larpup 11 Nov 2021 18:18
Thanks for the pro tips alundra82. I had geared up and learned the new deathblow with Bart, but did not know for sure whether Wild Smile lasted for the whole battle. Ether is definitely the way to farm / reset if your level-up does not give an Ether point. I think at level 18 or 19 Bart will also get an Ether-based attack which could be useful, but his weapon upgrade + deathblows worked well enough for me (note however that using Ether attacks does NOT deplete fuel unlike regular attack / deathblow, which makes the Booster much more attractive).
Salamandes 13 Feb 2023 05:08
Am I allowed to tune up my gear?
alundra82 13 Feb 2023 20:03
Yes - the gear shop tune up option just restores gear HP and shouldn't lock you out of the achievement. I'm sure I used it after grinding in the stalactite cave, and I don't remember it causing a problem for me.
alundra82 13 Feb 2023 20:24
I should clarify that because the gear shop has a number of options. You can't upgrade any of the following things (the dev listed these on p3 of the forum): "Gear engines, frames, armor, accessories and in some cases weapons are what the achievement looks for" (but as mentioned above, Iron GWhip on Bart is ok). Refuelling the gear was fine for me.
Salamandes 15 Feb 2023 15:40
Is my game busted? I swear I do well over 2500 on this guy, almost to 3000 and he isn't dying.
Salamandes 16 Feb 2023 03:33
I need to issue out a warning for those playing the undub patch: For some reason when I tried fighting Calamity he had unlimited HP. I would count the damage off and he wouldn't die. The second I tried a non-patched rom with English voice acting I had no problem getting the achievement.

As for the actual achievement: Just copy what alundra82 said, I can't imagine doing this without at least 20 ether and spamming guided shot. Bart should be your backup who goes to town with level 1 combos while using rosesols on Weltall (you'll need one toward the end). Booster is mandatory for both characters.

If you initiate the fight with wild smile then it ultimately comes down to rng. I was over leveled for this fight but I don't think it made a huge difference.

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