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Old 08-09-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
 
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Iron Giant: FFIII DS

I fought him for the first time a few days ago and he absolutely mopped the floor with me. Considering how fast he decimated my party, I quickly realized that my level average of 72 probably wasn't sufficient to take him down. I turned to gamefaq to check what the recommended level to fight it was, only to find that there is virtually no information on the optional uber boss beyond his HP and vague attack pattern.

So my question: has anyone here actually beaten Iron Giant and if so, what level were you when you beat him?
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

I'm guessing since you have Wi-Fi access, you have the Onion Knight job, correct?

Either you could use the Kum Kum leveling trick until you're level 90 or so for all characters, then switch to the Onion Knight class to really pump up your stats. The dragons in the cave the Iron Giant is located in drop Onion Equipment, but it's hell to get all sets for each character. ;-;

Or you can just go around and level until you're level 90. The job's stats really kick in when you're level 90 and above.

Taken from Gamefaqs's Onion Knight guide:

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VI. Onion Equipment

Now, even though the Onion Knight's can equip every item, except the
Job Mastery ones, stated before, they have their own armor. These are
called the Onion Equipment. They are found by slaying Dragons, found
in the ??? Cave, and Crystal Tower. They are very powerful, and are
dangerous to hunt. Here's the Dragon's stats-

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Yellow Dragon

Level: 50

HP: 79999
Gil: 12000
EXP: 30000
Weakness: None
Att: 107
Def: 40
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Green Dragon

Level: 60

HP: 89999
Gil: 13330
EXP: 45000
Weakness: None
Att: 129
Def: 45
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Red Dragon

Level: 70

HP: 99999
Gil: 14666
EXP: 60000
Weakness: None
Att: 150
Def: 50

The easiest to hunt, are Yellow Dragons and the hardest are Red Dragons.
All 3 Dragons drop Onion Swords and Shields (shields).
However, each dragon drops a armor, which are rare.

Yellow Dragons- Onion Helm 4.5%
Green Dragons- Onion 4.5%
Red Dragons- Onion Armor 4.5%

All of them have the to drop Onion Swords and Shields,
at these %'.

Onion Swords- 1.5%
Onion Shield- 8.0%

Here are the armor stats, taken from guide.

Name-Onion Helm
Defense-40
Magic -40
Protect-All
Bonus-+5 , +5 Mind
Job-Onion Knights

Name-Onion Armor
Defense-60
Magic -40
Protect-All
Bonus-+5 , +5
Job-Onion Knights

Name-Onion Gauntlets
Defense-50
Magic -25
Protect-All
Bonus-+3 All
Job-Onion Knights

Name-Onion Shield
Defense-30
Magic -30
Protect-All
Bonus-+2 All
Job-Onion Knights

Name-Onion Sword
Attack-156
Effect-None
Bonus-+5 All
Job-Onion Knights

The Onion Blade was typed before, go search for it if you need it's
stats or something else.

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VII. How to Train

Onion Knights are tedious things. They have low stats until level 90+.
This means if you train them from low levels, your HP is going to take
a heavy blow. So the best advice is to use them after your 95+.
Some people tend to use the Black Belt method, with High VIT to
get to 9999 HP.
Let me explain it a bit better. HP gains are determined by VIT.
Melee classes have more Vitality then other classes, meaning they get
Hp every Level up. So Black Belts and Knights gain loads more HP.
But with Onion Knight's low VIT, they suffer low HP , which will
scar you badly during the long run. So be careful, and ONLY use them once
you hit 9999 HP, or your at 95+. Job level doesn't matter,
level does. Once your 95+, and have good HP, go ahead and switch.
Job Level takes of time, because of their low Speed.
But once their speed is up to par, it's a bit easier.
During the 90's, their speed will be godly allowing them to Job Level
at the speed of light. Just do the guard, guard, guard, guard, and kill
with these guys. It's best soloing from what I've heard, but
training them all at once saves time.
So basically, after you're all set with your Onion Knights, I'd set them in the back row (they'd be uber powerful anyway), and just start hacking away at it. I heard it uses Meteor, but I've never faught him myself.
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
 
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

Yeah, I've seen a few vidoes of people fighting Iron Giant with FEOKs. It's looks like the general stratagy is to deck them out with two shields and blast away at him with magic since he has fairly high resistance to physical attacks. It seems simple enough, but before I go the extra mile to level my characters to ludicrous heights I thought I would check to see if there are strategies that involve lower-leveled parties to save myself some effort.
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

It's doubtful, since he's stronger than DC, and she's the final boss. o_O

I'll surf around to try and find one, but you'll get really lucky to find a low level run against the Iron Giant.
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

Go to Gamespot, you should find a boss guide and a strategy there.
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

I saw a vid with a party (average level was 72) of two Bards, one White Mage and, umm... >< the party class that allows you to use 'Provoke.'

Basic strategy was to raise everyones defence with Protect/turtle shells, Haste the White Wizard (and everyone else using the Bards) and then blast away with harps while the 'Provoker' keeps the damage focused on him.

After a while the Iron Giant will begin using an attack that hits all of your party members for big damage - the person then began chucking Chocobo's Wrath at the poor Giant...who quickly fell. Great battle.
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

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I saw a vid with a party (average level was 72) of two Bards, one White Mage and, umm... >< the party class that allows you to use 'Provoke.'

Basic strategy was to raise everyones defence with Protect/turtle shells, Haste the White Wizard (and everyone else using the Bards) and then blast away with harps while the 'Provoker' keeps the damage focused on him.

After a while the Iron Giant will begin using an attack that hits all of your party members for big damage - the person then began chucking Chocobo's Wrath at the poor Giant...who quickly fell. Great battle.
Chocobo's Wrath..............*Goes To get This Game*
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

Another thing you might want to buy from the Bazaar is the ' Nihopalaoa �, which reverses effects of items, such as potions. Niho + Phoenix Down = Instant Death, on any ally, but that also includes enemies. It won't work on bosses or marks, though, but Remedy works just as well if you filled up a lot of the Remedy skills on the License board, you can inflict all sorts of negative conditions on bosses. There are probably other places where you can make lots of money, but after getting Lente's Tear, this is one of the best.
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Re: Iron Giant: FFIII DS

I just used 3 onion knights and a summoner and used bahamut and the flare spells and he goes down fairly quickly before he gets to use swipe often.

I've seen a video where someone was using a party where the viking was buffed with defensive spells and was having all the attacks directed at him while the rest of the party wailed on the giant.
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