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Guide on How to Defeat Boisterous Roper in Tales of Arise
Boisterous Roper is a gigant zeugle boss enemy in Tales of Arise. The boss is encountered at Ulvhan Grotto, Calaglia.
|All Zeugles||All Gigants|
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|Trophy||How to Unlock|
|Encyclopedia Zeuglica||Encounter 120 types of non-DLC enemies. Careful observation is sure to reveal their weaknesses.|
|Big Game Hunter||Slay 20 Gigants. No good adventurer can resist the temptation of fighting a great beast.|
Boisterous Roper Information
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ stats, strengths and weaknesses, and attacks.
Boisterous Roper Stats
|Base Level||Level 15|
|Weak Point||Back Cap|
|Habitat||Ulvhan Grotto, Calaglia|
|Recommended Level||Level 13 or higher|
|EXP Rewards||291 Exp (Normal)|
Boisterous Roper Strength and Weaknesses
Boisterous Roper Attacks
|Poisonous Sludge||Boisterous Roper will release poisonous sludges from its cap. These spores will remain for a while when it lands on the ground.|
|Tentacle Whip||Boisterous Roper will use its tentacle arms again to deal a swipe attack.|
|Tentacle Spike||Boisterous Roper will plunge its tentacle arms to the ground and tentacle spikes will emerge from random spaces.|
|Tectonic Eruption||Boisterous Roper will focus and call out a small tectonic eruption from the ground.|
|Tectonic Wave||Boisterous Roper will slam the ground and unleash a tectonic wave reaching throughout the battlefield. It will inflict paralysis to damaged enemies.|
|Power-Up Mode||Whenever the HP of Boisterous Roper is reduced by 25%, it will power up and deal more damage.|
Boisterous Roper Recommended Artes
These are our recommended artes against the boss. Feel free to add other artes in your kit and decide for your party members.
|Alphen||Damage: Severing Wind, Stardust, Infernal Torrent||Has access to Sword Strike, Aerial Strike, and Flame Strike Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer. Can deal Wind and Light elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Paralysis ailment to enemies.|
|Shionne||Damage: Magna Ray, Ignis Diffusus, Ignis Celestra, Glacio Celestra||Has access to Gun Strike, Blast Strike, and Astral Artes. Plays the role of a damage dealer and healer. Can deal Fire, Water, Light, and Dark elemental attack damage. Can also inflict Paralysis and Curse ailment to enemies.|
|Healing: First Aid, Recover, Resurrection|
Boisterous Roper Strategies
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss:
Setup Strategy to Focus on Healing
Before engaging the boss, set your party strategy to “Focus on Healing”. AI-controlled party members will still deal damage but will change their focus to using healing artes or consuming HP items to recover HP.
Carry HP and CP Recovery Items
In addition, bring a stock of HP and CP recovery items. These items can be bought from accessible shopkeepers or acquired from normal Zeugles as drop items. Include Life Bottles in your supply and keep CP sustained in order to cast healing artes.
Equip accessories that resist Earth Damage and Poison Status
Furthermore, you can equip characters with accessories that can decrease Earth elemental damage as well as resist Poison status. Some attacks of the boss can inflict this status making your party members vulnerable to additional damage.
Boisterous Roper has two Roper zeugles as additional minions during the boss fight. They offer a distraction by dealing poisonous spores so they can cause a distraction for casting elemental and healing artes. Your first priority is to eliminate them when they are nearby to your healer.
Switch your attack target to the weak spot of the boss in order to core break it. The weak point is the boss’ back cap. Don’t attack all-out and leave room for evasion and blocking.
Use Wind artes
Assign Wind elemental ground and aerial artes to each party member if they have access to it. Make it a point on using these artes most of the time since they deal more damage to the boss. These wind artes can be accessed Alphen only.
Evade and Block Attacks
While damaging the boss, it will also execute its attacks against your party:
|Poisonous Sludge||Evade the poison sludge and don’t step on sludges on the ground. If you get inflicted, use Recover or a Panacea to remove the Poison status.|
|Tentacle Whip||Don’t stay at the front of the boss and dodge backward or sideways.|
|Tentacle Spike||Leave your spot and find an open space where you can dodge multiple times.|
|Tectonic Eruption||Leave your spot by dodging sideways to avoid getting hit.|
|Tectonic Wave||Get away from the boss when it slams the ground using its tentacles. Then, anticipate the waves and jump/dodge. If you get inflicted, use Recover or a Panacea to remove the Paralysis status.|
|Power-Up Mode||Don’t stay still and be more mobile. Also, confuse and bait the attacks from the boss to let the boost expire. Keep party member’s HP full or sustained in case that they’ll get hit.|
Activate Boost Attacks
Complement your normal and artes with Boost Attacks. Alphen and Shionne’s boost attacks are highly effective against the boss.
|Blazing Sword: Burning Wave||Make use of Alphen’s “Blazing Sword: Burning Wave” as your initiating Boost attack when it’s available. Not only that it will down the boss, but it will also open you for follow-up boost attacks. In addition, it boosts Alphen damage.|
|Wing Clip||Utilize Shionne’s “Wing Clip” when the boss is about to attempt a tectonic attack. You can also use it as follow-up damage to Alphen’s boost attack.|
Unleash Boost Strikes
While engaging Boisterous Roper, you may build up your Boost Strike gauge. When it’s available, unleash any Boost Strike against the boss. The boss will suffer massive damage so make it a high priority when it’s ready.
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