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  • Defeat Criosphinx [Normal Game Only - not NG+]

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    3.81% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Altomar on: 27 Aug, 2020 18:57
    Last modified: 30 Aug, 2020 09:34

    27 Aug 2020 18:57
    Altomar uploaded this achievement.
    27 Aug 2020 21:18
    Altomar promoted this achievement to the Core set.
    30 Aug 2020 09:34
    Altomar edited this achievement.
    DEATHDragon 30 Jan 2022 18:12
    Here's a simple, yet effective strategy. First of all, give Lynx the Yellow Plate and a anti-Sprain accessory, i gave him the Star Fragment. Then, make sure you stole that Rainbow Shell from him with Fargo, if not, Run Away and try again. Criosphinx will use two yellow elements at the start killing off the other two party members. Defend three times after that so you don't die by his physical attacks, then, just clobber Criosphinx with Lynx, apparently, in this fight you deal critical hits every time, so use that to your advantage. The pattern goes like this: Yellow Element > Yellow Element > Yellow Element x2 > Attack > Attack > Attack. Once you got that pattern down, you can pretty much solo Criosphinx with Lynx alone.
    Ness64 4 Sep 2023 18:20
    You must attack the boss before it starts asking the riddles to have an actual battle that you can kill it. Once it starts asking, it has infinite HP. I didn't know this aspect of the boss and spent about 90 minutes trying to kill it like a dumbass. Do not make this mistake. Attack immediately, preferably with Fargo to steal that Rainbow Shell before it really begins.

    As for other things to bring in addition to the above: Strengthen, Weaken, Imbecile, EagleEye and HealAll. Latter two are particularly good because on top of what they do, any Green in the field will nerf the boss a bit. I also used Diminish to help my other party members survive. I still had to solo with Lynx in the end, but this did help the battle go by faster.
    I imagine PhysNegate is pretty awesome, if for any reason you want to bring Leah or Norris. MagNegate if you got Serge back or chose any other Whites is likely viable too.

    I wouldn't recommend any Green characters unless you're already pretty late in the game. Lynx almost died to the physicals multiple times, despite how OP he is AND being neutral to Yellow (outside the plate, which is relevant for the physicals).
    I can only imagine the hell a Green character would have here, and I assume you'd need some serious field control just for them to do decent damage, so use them at your own risk. Lynx/Serge is likely a better Yellow Plate user anyway.
    DaviPx 21 Feb 2024 00:35
    You can also trap thundastorm and earthquake

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