Guide on How to Defeat Tainted Soul
Tainted Soul is one boss enemies that you need to defeat in Trials of Mana. He earns the name after being corrupted. The boss is encountered during their mission at Mirage Palace.
Here is a breakdown of the boss’ strengths and weaknesses, stats, and skills.
Tainted Soul Stats
|Resistance||Wood, Light, Dark (absorbs)|
|EXP Rewards||34,000 exp|
|Lucre Rewards||10,400 lucre|
Tainted Soul Skills
|Ghostleader||Tainted Soul summons specters that travel across the marked lines.|
|Lucent Beam||Tainted Soul can use two variants of Lucent Beam. The common one involves a straight line of light element magic.|
|Lucent Beam +||The powered-up variant consists of many small marks that force light magic to shoot upward|
|Dark Energy Wave||Tainted Soul warps and then covers a wide area with dark element.|
|Dark Summon||Tainted Soul’s ultimate attack. He orders enemies to join the arena while he’s levitating. If the mobs continue to thrive on the boss area, Tainted Soul unleashes heavy damage coupled with inflicting status on the party. If you get hit, you’ll either get poisoned or become smaller.|
Here is a breakdown of the battle strategies against the boss.
Make sure to unequip any light element weapons. Switch your gear to gain some resistance to light or dark elements. Now’s also the time to make use of equipment that are immune to status effects like those that prevent size reduction and those that block poison.
Dodge the specters
Tainted Soul’s most common attack is Ghostleader. You’ve come across this attack back in the fight against Gova. Be sure to move swiftly to prevent being pushed to the ground.
Avoid the red marked areas
Tainted Soul’s skills take time to appear after he marks the ground. When you see the red marks appear, immediately back away and then swiftly come up to the boss’ side or back and take turns punishing him with class strikes.
Stop Dark Summon
Like other bosses, Tainted Soul has a signature attack that takes some charge time. He’ll cast a force field around the area and calls for mobs which serve as vessels of energy. Channel all your attacks on the summoned enemies to quell the boss’ powerful attack. Approach the boss quickly and whittle him down with class strikes.
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