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Guide on How to Defeat Archdemon
Archdemon is one of the final bosses that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana. Archdemon was a boy who grew up in the depths of the dungeon and embraced the darkness. The Dark Majesty’s heart remains locked for eternity. The boss is encountered in Hawkeye/Riesz’s route at Sanctuary of Mana.
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills.
|Target Areas||First Phase (Body)
Second Phase (Body, Left arm, Right arm)
|Annihilate||Archdemon focuses on an enemy and incinerates him. The blazing explosion affects nearby enemies.|
|Blaze Wall||Circles show up on the floor and tracks the enemy. After a while, columns of fire come out.|
|Cold Blaze||Archdemon freezes the enemy in ice and inflicts Snowman.|
|Dark Force +||Archdemon causes an explosion filled with dark energy.|
|Thunderstorm +||Archdemon’s punishes the enemy with wind elemental magic.|
|Spike Freeze +||Archdemon casts water elemental magic which strikes several times.|
|Stun Gust||Archdemon focuses on 1 enemy and a circle becomes visible underneath the target. If it connects, the boss nukes him with a cyclone.|
|Spear Attack||Archdemon marks an enemy underneath and then pierces him with a lance.|
|Stone Cloud||Archdemon summons a cloud that causes damage and inflicts Petrify.|
|Type Change||Archdemon swaps element to switch spells.|
|Hyper Cannon||Archdemon summons an orange orb on the northwest side. Boulders erupt causing damage to the enemy.|
|Demon Scream||Archdemon’s close ranged attack. He starts shouting and then unloads attacks over a wide area in front of him.|
|Mental Boost||Archdemon buffs his magic attack stat.|
|Strengthen +||Archdemon buffs the parts’ attack.|
|Reanimate||Archdemon regenerates arms.|
|Dark Rain||Archdemon casts a spell that tracks the enemy.|
|Moon Spiral||Archdemon charges and then unleashes an energy beam that moves on a straight line. When it connects, the projectile causes massive damage.|
|Air Rush||Archdemon channels a cyclone on enemies staying on his back.|
|Southern Slice||Archdemon summons a pair of dark orbs that charge at the middle of the boss area. If left intact, a large demon comes out to wreak havoc.|
|Fetid Breath||Archdemon breathes out and then executes a combo that makes the enemy stagger.|
|Total Defense||Archdemon folds his arms and becomes temporarily invincible.|
|Gigantaburn||Flames start to paint the area. If the flames remain after a while, the area ignites and causes heavy damage.|
|Catastrophe||Archdemon lifts his arms and the floor gradually gets covered by marks. If the attack completes charging, the boss channels multiple laser beams and then unloads a huge bomb that causes tremendous damage.|
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategy against the boss.
Archdemon excels in both strength and magic spells. Many of his attacks consist of the high tier magic, a trait he shares with the powerful Magician class. On top of that he has a low cast time making him a force to be reckoned with. He also swaps his attribute from time to time.
Check his attribute
Below are the possible colors and effects:
|Red||Becomes weak to water and absorbs fire|
|Blue||Becomes weak to earth and absorbs wind|
|Clay||Becomes weak to wind and absorbs earth|
|Black||Becomes weak to light and absorbs darkness|
|Green||Neither weak nor absorbs any element|
After his approaches half, he shifts to the second phase.
Make sure to assign hotkeys so that you have recovery items like Honey Elixirs usable on the fly.
Archdemon morphs into a huge demon. In addition, a pair of grotesque hands pop out. When the fight starts, buff your party and debuff Archdemon to help the team withstand attacks.
The hands serve like copies of the boss, having both physical and magic attacks at their disposal. It can also be overwhelming to witness gauges filling up at fast rates. That being said, keep your eye on the team and have the hotkeys ready for use.
Take out the arms
Channel your attacks on the boss’ arms to stop limit the number of attacks he performs. Between the two, the left arm goes down fairly quickly so take it out first and then finish off the right arm.
Anticipate his Southern Slice
Archdemon’s second form makes use of Southern Slice, a powerful attack that takes time to charge. When you spot some orbs floating, quickly take them out to prevent the heavy damage. If you fail to stop it, heal the sustained damage immediately.
Dealing with the summoned demon
To make matters worse, after the cast not only does it cause damage but also summons a level 65 demon to the ring. Focus all your water or light attacks to take it out quickly and then get back to weakening the main boss.
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