Is it bad that I'm struggling against this guy in EO IV?
I can handle his thunder attacks, they barely deal damage, but that weird fucking insta-kill of his fucks me up, I don't even know if it's random or if there's a condition, what the hell.
This is first EO game where I'm bothering with post-game content. I don't have much experience with superbosses in JRPGs, but I wanted to give this one a go since I really like the game.
The insta-kill mechanic happens because you have to many buffs on your party. I don't remember exactly how many it couldn't be over, might be 8 or so, so doing 2 party-wide buffs would cause him to use it.
>This is first EO game where I'm bothering with post-game content
>yfw these are the easiest dragons in the series
but anyway, have less than 7 buffs across your entire party so you don't get killed
Well, that explains a lot. I had Volt Rune and Element Guard, but felt it was unecessary and used Rampart + Party Shield for my fortress.
Now that I think about it, only the Fortress and the Runemaster kept dying because of Rampart and Runic Gleam.
Will he fuck me up if I debuff him instead?
Yeah, I heard that too. My party was all over the place. Did some mad resting after the fight.
There's no reason to use anything other than Volt Rune for defense, along with some volt resist food they damage from his attacks is negligible. Just because buffing any of your damage dealers, for the most part it isn't a damage race since you can just comfortably heal through his physical attacks.