Thread: Struggling In Final Battle ***SPOILERS***

Struggling In Final Battle ***SPOILERS***

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    As much as I try to defeat young Xehanort it just won't happen. I'm playing on Hard and seem to always struggle once I drain his health down to zero. Anyone have any good tips or strategies on defeating him when second part of the battle commences?

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    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!
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    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!

    Lol I mean it's hard enough to beat just him, but when the hourglass time thingy appears in the middle, THAT'S when it gets tough. The one time I got so close to winning, Xehanort - moving with the speed of light - does one move and I'm dead.. -.-



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    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!

    Lol I mean it's hard enough to beat just him, but when the hourglass time thingy appears in the middle, THAT'S when it gets tough. The one time I got so close to winning, Xehanort - moving with the speed of light - does one move and I'm dead.. -.-





    That's also true for me, while during the time I should be focusing on the stopwatch, I'm trying to focus Riku on taking care of him which resulted in me trying to bring down his HP back down to zero, consuming all avalible potions, Hi-potions, and ethers.
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    You need to equip dark roll and dark barrier, it makes the fight so much easier

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    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!

    Lol I mean it's hard enough to beat just him, but when the hourglass time thingy appears in the middle, THAT'S when it gets tough. The one time I got so close to winning, xehanort - moving with the speed of light - does one move and I'm dead.. -.-





    That's also true for me, while during the time I should be focusing on the stopwatch, I'm trying to focus Riku on taking care of him which resulted in me trying to bring down his HP back down to zero, consuming all avalible potions, Hi-potions, and ethers.


    That seems almost impossible though. I can't even imagine trying to go after him while the stopwatch is there, because if you don't the whole battle just resets from the start and young xehanort regains all his health back - which really sucks.

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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    You need to equip dark roll and dark barrier, it makes the fight so much easier

    I've heard that too, but also long range seems to make it easier while your worrying about not getting hit by him.



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    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!

    Lol I mean it's hard enough to beat just him, but when the hourglass time thingy appears in the middle, THAT'S when it gets tough. The one time I got so close to winning, xehanort - moving with the speed of light - does one move and I'm dead.. -.-





    That's also true for me, while during the time I should be focusing on the stopwatch, I'm trying to focus Riku on taking care of him which resulted in me trying to bring down his HP back down to zero, consuming all avalible potions, Hi-potions, and ethers.


    That seems almost impossible though. I can't even imagine trying to go after him while the stopwatch is there, because if you don't the whole battle just resets from the start and young xehanort regains all his health back - which really sucks.



    He never actually gets all his health back, only a little bit of it. The main trick once you get him to the hourglass phase is to use Dark Barrier and Dark Roll to block and avoid all of his attacks until he stops attacking, as he does eventually stop attacking, usually after his barrage of leaping "x" attacks. He stops attacking for around 30-60 seconds, which is more than enough time to deplete all of his HP, but if you're unable to do that, the battle "restarts," except xehanort has MUCH less health, and that's true for his hourglass form the second time as well. In fact, the amount of health he has in his hourglass form the second time around is so low it is almost impossible not to deplete it in the 30-60 seconds after he stops attacking. It's entirely possible to beat him at level 1, so as long as you are able to avoid his attacks (preferably with dark barrier and dark roll, the most amazing abilities ever imagined) the time limit really shouldn't be an issue at all.

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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Gemmie12_Blansive


    I have a hard time defeating him on JUST PLAIN EASY!

    Lol I mean it's hard enough to beat just him, but when the hourglass time thingy appears in the middle, THAT'S when it gets tough. The one time I got so close to winning, xehanort - moving with the speed of light - does one move and I'm dead.. -.-





    That's also true for me, while during the time I should be focusing on the stopwatch, I'm trying to focus Riku on taking care of him which resulted in me trying to bring down his HP back down to zero, consuming all avalible potions, Hi-potions, and ethers.


    That seems almost impossible though. I can't even imagine trying to go after him while the stopwatch is there, because if you don't the whole battle just resets from the start and young xehanort regains all his health back - which really sucks.



    He never actually gets all his health back, only a little bit of it. The main trick once you get him to the hourglass phase is to use Dark Barrier and Dark Roll to block and avoid all of his attacks until he stops attacking, as he does eventually stop attacking, usually after his barrage of leaping "x" attacks. He stops attacking for around 30-60 seconds, which is more than enough time to deplete all of his HP, but if you're unable to do that, the battle "restarts," except xehanort has MUCH less health, and that's true for his hourglass form the second time as well. In fact, the amount of health he has in his hourglass form the second time around is so low it is almost impossible not to deplete it in the 30-60 seconds after he stops attacking. It's entirely possible to beat him at level 1, so as long as you are able to avoid his attacks (preferably with dark barrier and dark roll, the most amazing abilities ever imagined) the time limit really shouldn't be an issue at all.

    Excellent! So do I just mainly focus my attacks on him whenever he stops? Or do I attack the hourglass first? I'd like to know before I attempt another go at it.



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    Definitely hold off your attacks until he stops attacking. It's possible to beat him while he's attacking, but it's unimaginably difficult. Also the doublefight ability is useful for dodging some of his attacks.

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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Definitely hold off your attacks until he stops attacking. It's possible to beat him while he's attacking, but it's unimaginably difficult. Also the doublefight ability is useful for dodging some of his attacks.

    I get that part. What I would like to know is when he stops attacking do I go for him or the hourglass lol



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    Well, in my commands I had two curagas which helped me sooo much during the final bosses, especially xehanort.

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    Originally Posted by Andreaangel


    Well, in my commands I had two curagas which helped me sooo much during the final bosses, especially xehanort.

    Sometimes I just get mixed up with choosing commands and at the same time try to evade his attacks.. This is why I wanted the T-Rex as my dreameater :/






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    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Definitely hold off your attacks until he stops attacking. It's possible to beat him while he's attacking, but it's unimaginably difficult. Also the doublefight ability is useful for dodging some of his attacks.

    I get that part. What I would like to know is when he stops attacking do I go for him or the hourglass lol





    I don't think you can attack his little shadow clones if that's what you're asking about. The only thing in the second phase of the battle that takes any damage is the hourglass.

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    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Andreaangel


    Well, in my commands I had two curagas which helped me sooo much during the final bosses, especially xehanort.

    Sometimes I just get mixed up with choosing commands and at the same time try to evade his attacks.. This is why I wanted the T-Rex as my dreameater :/








    T-Rex actually isn't as good as you'd hope. I'd say the two best ones for combat are the ryu dragon and lord kyroo, also flowbermeow and meowjesty are very good for healing

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    I guess I'l try those even though I will have to get the stuff for them though, but i'll try.
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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Andreaangel


    Well, in my commands I had two curagas which helped me sooo much during the final bosses, especially xehanort.

    Sometimes I just get mixed up with choosing commands and at the same time try to evade his attacks.. This is why I wanted the T-Rex as my dreameater :/








    T-Rex actually isn't as good as you'd hope. I'd say the two best ones for combat are the ryu dragon and lord kyroo, also flowbermeow and meowjesty are very good for healing

    Maybe that's what I'm missing, either flowbermeow or meowjesty to heal me in battle. The two that I use are Aura Lion & Keeba Tiger.



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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Originally Posted by imported_Steve


    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Definitely hold off your attacks until he stops attacking. It's possible to beat him while he's attacking, but it's unimaginably difficult. Also the doublefight ability is useful for dodging some of his attacks.

    I get that part. What I would like to know is when he stops attacking do I go for him or the hourglass lol





    I don't think you can attack his little shadow clones if that's what you're asking about. The only thing in the second phase of the battle that takes any damage is the hourglass.



    Gotcha. I thought you meant to deplete his health once he stops attacking. Last time when the hourglass appeared, I dual linked both of my dream eaters and went straight for it but I don't recall xehanort ever stopping.. The hourglass timed out and it made me start from the beginning again.



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    Don't ever link, it only makes you more vulnerable. And yes, that's exactly what I mean. Once he stops attacking, just mash commands at the hourglass.

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    Originally Posted by Roxas the Masculine


    Don't ever link, it only makes you more vulnerable. And yes, that's exactly what I mean. Once he stops attacking, just mash commands at the hourglass.



    Yeah, I found out the hard way. Thanks!



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    Success! I was able to defeat him and Sora's nightmare at the end


    Thanks to the dark roll & barrier abilities you guys mentioned, it seemed fairly easy.

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    Congratulations!