Part 55: One Light in the DarknessThe path to the end of things was opened up, it was time to finish this.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 400: The Final Path
I included a screenshot so you can see some of what this last area looks like. Its a bit long and boring to watch a video of it, but I could provide one if asked. Anyway, this part of the game sucks. Theres a lot of enemies (though you can probably sword slash about half of them) and its long enough that you are basically guaranteed to have it turn night in the middle. I strongly suggest you just wait the night out because there are plenty of safe spots to do so. The chests are full of awesome healing items that certainly dont hurt, so grab them. There are two save points, though only the last is really necessary. If youve got Treasure Capes those could really help, since they let you just walk through the enemies.
We reached the core of the object, and as Id feared thats where he I was waiting.
Video- The Other Vayne
Watch Things Begin
Youre late. I was getting worried that you might not come.
As I thought You were here.
But, whyd you bring all this company? I was about to grant your wish.
I didnt wish for something like this.
No, Im pretty sure that you did.
I just just
Wanted to be alone?
Who is this person? Why does he look so mean?
Well, he does have Vaynes face
Im talking about his aura his mood.
I dont have any evidence, but I assume hes an enemy.
If we can beat him, this should all go away.
Thats when I realized Id put everyone in danger by letting them come here.
No, what I
Your power is very honest. It will bend reality around your wish.
You thought that you wanted to disappear from this world, alone. But
Deep down, you wished to disappear with the school. With everybody else.
Disappear? Thats rubbish.
Why would Vayne think that?
No way. Its impossible.
Good friends. Wont it be sad, leaving all your friends behind?
Good for you. Your wish will be granted. Now you will be together forever.
Everyone Hurry, get out of here!
Thats impossible. Because you wished for it, it will come true.
But, I still !
Calm down! Dont be fooled by this.
I still have control But Im confused Thats why, hurry
I still dont understand.
Vayne You wanted to disappear?
My own fears that I was dangerous were creating the very danger that I feared.
I remembered. I killed my Dad
Dad ? You mean Theofratus? But, why?
Thats what he wished Its not something you should feel guilty about.
If I wish people can die. Thats the kind of power I have.
Thats why I cant be here. Thats why I want to disappear.
But being alone is too lonely, so with everyone else, right?
Is that true? Vayne
Yeah, thats why youre all in this situation
I wasnt asking you!
But, if this is true Vayne
If you change your wish, wont this place just go away?
How can I change it? I want to disappear. But, I dont want to be alone
To disappear alone? Is that what I should wish?
No! No one wants that!
I was in really bad shape around then. I dont remember much of it.
But, its no use. Its what my heart desires
Get out of here. Hurry I dont want to think anymore. Please
Vayne! Look this way!
Thats no longer possible. He left everything to me.
Who are you?
I, too, am Vayne. Cant you tell?
Dont believe me? Im his power his desire his instinct
Hmm How can I sum all that up?
I dont care about you! Hurry up and turn Vayne back to normal!
Normal, you say? He wished this to happen, not me
Hmm, this converations going nowhere, so I guess Ill just grant his wish.
Its perfect, actually Everyone he wants to be with is already here
Cant we do anything?
Do I have to punch you to snap you out of it?
Everyones with me
I even think I attacked them.
Watch the Battle
Boss Battle: Vayne
So heres part one of our final boss battle. We dont have Vayne, but it fortunately pops up a formation screen before the fight so we can arrange people. I sub Flay in, because Flay is actually amazing on bosses and is the only reliable way to activate the finishing burst condition to weaken enemies because he has attacks that cause debuffs. Anyway, this isnt a terribly hard fight if you keep in mind whats dangerous. Vayne will always open with a group damage attack, and will spend most of the rest of the fight hitting single people. When he gets low, hell start using two Time Effects, the physical group attack Brieftrunks and Call Meteor. Use Roxis to Purify them and blow him up with your best attacks from everyone else.
They managed to shake me out of it, though.
Video- The Promise
Keeping Our Promise
Are you okay!? Are you back to normal?
Back ? Ahh I, hurt you
Dont worry about it. Water under the bridge.
Are you hurt? Let me see.
No Stay back!
Im sorry for getting you involved I meant to disappear alone
I didnt think I would fight you Try to kill you
I said, dont worry about it. I dont normally allow people to kill my friends.
You can apologize later. Right now, we have to
No I cant I have to disappear Here, now
I cant stay any longer
Still, Im sure I would have disappeared then and there if not for her.
Vayne Youre really gonna leave us?
Yeah Im sorry
Why do you have to go?
Im dangerous I just tried to kill you
No! You made a promise. You said you would cure me
Was that just a lie? Well, was it?
Ah, thats right. I remember that.
Why not cure her? If you wish for it, itll come true.
If I wish ? I see. Yeah.
Ill cure you right now, Jess
Its pretty funny now that I think about it, after all I told Jess earlier that I was giving up so easily.
It wont mean anything if you just fix it now!
I mean, even if Im cured, without you, itd be meaningless
Ahh bah! I dont even know what Im saying anymore. Its just not right!
You told me that if I disappeared, you wouldnt be happy, right?
Well, its the same for me. If you disappeared, I would be sad
Thats why you cant do this!
My, my What a selfish little girl. But I wont allow a change of heart
Ooh, was I too late ?
Sorry I made her a promise
I know I want to be with Jess with everyone
I realized what my real wish was, how I could really stay with everyone.
I know. But I dont want that power. I dont need it
Okay as long as you know the consequences.
Without a harness, the power will be out of control
Itll be okay. I can at least do this !
By yourself? Impossible.
This is the last time I can help you.
But the power inside me wouldnt die without a fight.
Video- The Crazed Eye
Watch the Final Battle
Final Boss: Crazed Eye
First of all we get another formation screen, you need to make sure to put Vayne back into your party if you want to use him. Actually, lets talk about your choices here:
Vayne- Vayne brings everything you need for this fight. Powerful single target from Chaos Devotion and Variable Strike, powerful group from Violent Pillar, and the ability to rush out lots of turns.
Jess- Jess is one of the weaker characters on this fight thanks to a certain mechanic but she still brings healing, strong time effects, and her awesome O-Support that hits the entire enemy group.
Nikki- Nikki is super tough and hits pretty hard, if youve got hearts to use her best moves shes always a good option.
Flay- Flay brings the defensive debuffs that allow you to activate the Hypnosis condition if you are unlucky in your Bursts, some very strong Time Effects and single target attacks, and just general awesomeness. Hes weak on groups, though, and as well see that does matter.
Pamela- Pamela isnt as awesome as normal because of a certain mechanic that makes it dangerous for her to stay at low health the way shed like, but shes still got awesome moves and the truly brutal low health No Bullying, as well as her incredible D-Support that can negate powerful attacks from the big guy.
Roxis- Roxis brings awesome Time Effects, the ability to clear Time Effects, and just a lot of general utility that makes him a part of any viable party in my opinion.
Anna- Anna is pretty much the best single target attacker in the game, because shes able to jump in and drop a Dancing Blade Chaos for huge Burst and then pop out and recharge and be ready to go again as soon as her time card is back up. Shes also able to reduce the damage you take from elemental sources if youre hurting in the later phases of the fight.
Muppy- Muppys defensive support would make him 100% essential in any real fight even if he didnt also have some of the best group attacks. Use him or suffer.
So, the Crazed Eye is an interesting fight because it gets progressively tougher. He himself has a lot of similar attacks to Vayne in the previous fight, but he also summons adds. The first round is a pair of Lazes, which are relatively tough. I would suggest switching to group attacks like Violent Pillar when any adds are up in this fight, because when he decides to switch phases hell detonate any add thats still up for massive damage that you cant even use a defensive support on. Hell then summon four Despairs, which are a bit weaker individually but much more dangerous if you let them survive until they explode because of another delightful little move the boss is going to pull out around that time: Lightless World. Its a two turn ability, which mercifully lets you prepare for it. The background will change color, and until it returns to its original color nothing that makes your health go up will work. This includes revival abilities, so anyone whos down during the Lightless World will stay that way until it ends. You really dont want many Despairs up during this, because they can easily kill people. The final phase is signaled when Crazed Eye starts summoning copies of your party members. Keep your single target on the boss, because while the shadows are dangerous (they use your party members abilities) they die with him. If a shadow survives a while itll also be blown up by the boss, try not to still be fighting him at that point.
We gave it our all, and defeated the strongest Mana ever.
Watch the Conclusion
Dont look at me like that This is what you wished for
Yes This all happened because I made a wish Even to you
Haha. This might just be your last wish that ever comes true
Now hurry. You should get out of here. This place is going to
Lets go, Vayne.
Alright Good bye
We rushed from the object as it began to vanish around us.
The wall The space Its disappearing
Were they the ones who did this ?
*gasp * Where are they? Have they used this time to defect!?
They seem fine. See?
And soon, there was no sign it had been there at all
By his very own hand