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Jack of Hearts Boss Guide
|Area Encountered||The Village (Epilogue 1)|
|Attack Gauge Points||5|
|Pound Shockwave||Raises its arm and pounds the ground to create a damaging shockwave.||Jump over.|
|Summon Sphere Shades||Calls sphere shades that shoot projectiles on the battlefield.||Take out the shades or ignore them and focus on Jack.|
|Stomp Shockwave (North Gate Phase)||Raises its leg and stomps on the ground to create a damaging shockwave.||Jump over.|
|Tentacle Slap (Library Phase)||Attacks the target in front of it with its tentacles.||Dodge or run to the side (or away).|
|Spinning Attack (Library Phase)||Curls up and spins toward the target.||Dodge or run to the side (or away).|
First Encounter (Village)
Lesser shades will also appear during the fight against Jack of Hearts. You can choose to take out the shades first before focusing on the boss if you find yourself getting overwhelmed. The attack to watch out for during this fight is Jack’s arm shockwave that you should jump over. Attack his arms when they are within reach after he pounds the ground to damage him. Note that you can also attack Jack’s body above with magic. When the attack gauge appears on Jack’s arm, aim a charged Dark Lance to destroy it which will trigger a cutscene.
Afterwards, follow Jack as he moves towards the entrance of the market. You can use Dark Lance again to fire at him as he moves above. When the boss stops at the entrance, he will begin to throw out ground shockwaves again. Go up the stairs to reach the top of the gate above. This will allow you to get close to Jack’s arms. As with the first phase, watch out for the shockwaves and jump to avoid them. Aim for his arm until the attack gauge appears to destroy it as well.
When Jack moves to the Northern Gate, follow him and attack his legs. Watch out for his stomp that sends shockwaves similar to his ground pound. Sphere shades will also appear and shoot projectiles at you that you should avoid. After dealing enough damage, aim for the attack gauge again.
Jack will now begin to head for the library. Run after him and up the hill while attacking his legs again with melee and magic. An attack gauge will eventually appear on his head. Aim a charged Dark Lance to destroy it and trigger a cutscene. Afterwards, fire a charged Dark Lance one final time at Jack’s head to end the battle.
Second Encounter (Library)
Target the attack gauges that appear on Jack’s body using your weapon and charged magic attacks. Keep moving sideways and you should almost always avoid its tentacle slap attacks. When Jack starts to curl up, be ready to dodge or run away to avoid its spinning attack. After taking out all attack gauges on its body, another gauge will appear on its head. Destroy it to finally defeat Jack.