Part 15: Chimera ClashUpdate 15: Chimera Clash
Hi everyone! Were here with Ivan because its more interesting than starting every update in the house.
Time to down Toros Cave for good, but first, lets see what Ivan has for sale!
Oh, that would be incredibly useful. I could Sashimi these fish and get more money for them, and better gifts, and-
Oh come on.
Hell say that for literally everything in his inventory right now. Cooking is pretty much impossible until we buy that huge upgrade. Ive got a timeframe in mind for doing that, but it wont be for a while, so I wont have to describe any of this stuff for a bit.
Edwards Clinic is, thankfully, open on Holidays.
I grabbed two of these because Demons are a pain in the ass. Time to make the trek!
The stalwart wizard, egam, still holding his/her own out there.
Im just sorta gonna breeze through the screens of this first floor, youve all seen it by now.
Looks like Eggplants still arent quite done. Huh. Sleeping Bag ought to do the trick later, though.
Remember you need your Hammer to reach the Woolie spawner!
My damage is now at the point where most of the time, if I run to the spawner quick enough, I can kill it before it creates a monster. No luck here, though, I had to fight this Shindra, but it was the first thing after the initial Demons..
Honestly the only real strategy against these guys is Dont stand in front of them.
This one also got a spawn off.
The Wizard Civil War rages on as egam vanquishes another foe.
My new strategy with these jokers is to kite them into egams fireballs so I dont have to get in potential paralysis range.
Works pretty well.
Donnel gains another level off of egam dispatching another usurper to his arcane throne.
Ah, shit, Im missing one somewhere.
Oh yeah, the ghosts. Thankfully this wasnt Sealing.
Alright, time to pop Escape and prepare for Phase 2, with all the first floor spawners eliminated.
Thats...not that much RP. RP is honestly kinda hard to come by in this game, unless youre really into tilling and farming every square you come across.
Alright, now back around to the door.
The gate disappears, and we get access to a save point. Good stuff.
Downstairs is a room that, for lack of a better description, is kinda shaped like a backwards 4?
Like, theres an exit over here, in the northeast.
This is the one well need to take first.
Because aha! A spawner!
It was more wizards.
The other exit to the 4 room is in the southwest.
Rows upon rows of tillable land. And wood. Ill be coming back here for that, probably offscreen.
Also, a new enemy! This is the Silver Wolf, I think this is the only place it appears. It runs fast and it can melee pounce you for a lot of damage. It has one other fun property, but Ill save that for a future update.
I just set to work on the spawner, since it seemed more interested in egam than me.
Oh no, hes being mauled!
Thankfully egam is a trooper, and this final spawner around the corner went down easy.
Thats the last of the demons.
Ive had like, no luck with drops except for these, which Im swimming in. (Or I would be if I wasnt just selling them)
That looks ominous enough.
...one more nap.
Also, lets eat the Salad for RP!
Wow, that was shit. Popeye lied to me, again.
Unfortunately, companion monsters cannot accompany us into boss doors.
Well, whats in here?
Really? Giant pointed tail, wings, claws, and youre fixated on the EYES?
How did you even get down here?
: It looks pretty powerful.
: You got that right! That thing is lethal! This is as far as I go! One should always know when its time to quit, Donnel. Dont you forget that!
OH THAT FUCKER LOCKED THE DOOR
Aaah shit its the Chimera! Boss Number Two, and a right pain in the ass. Hes packing nearly 500 HP, hes fast, and hes a major step up from Greater Daemon.
His most common attack is a chasing charge.
He can charge
For quite a while
This is all from the same attack
Hell only stop once hes close enough to start a pounce animation. As soon as you see that, you need to veer off to his left or right. I tried to take a swing at him here. Dont do that.
He can also use this wide cone of frost breath. Best way to avoid this is probably just to hightail it directly away, because the spread is insane, and he can turn.
If he chooses to, the Chimera can simply pounce without the charge. Sometimes hell roar, and thats usually a cue that if you get close, youre getting pounced on. You...really dont get many openings against him.
His final attack, and probably his weakest, is this. He fires two of the Shindra laser beams. This animation goes on a while, so if you can get to his side, cut him up now.
Healing Potions? A good call. (Also yes, you can equip them from the pause screen, I was just being dumb.
Just like the Daemon, he has a rage mode at 25% HP. He moves faster, hits harder, and shoots 4 beams instead of 2.
This really can be a rough fight.
Honestly, Ill sometimes get greedy and go for a swipe while hes rearing up to pounce. Most guides I found seem to advocate ONLY hitting him during the beam attack, but Im impatient.
The breath also isnt constant ticking damage, so you have invincibility frames to get out, or attack if you feel greedy.
Nothing out of the ordinary is happening in this shot, I just love the Chimeras face.
Even if the beam does hit you, 13 damage isnt much at this point. Its really his weakest ability. I think the Shindras hes cribbing from do more.
This is the proper way to handle this fight. Kite him around until he goes for a beam, dodge it and slice away.
Rage again, but this time Im feeling saucy and healthier.
I just sorta rushed him until he collapsed, down for the count.
See ya, Chimera.
Im not even going to ask this time.
: I couldnt just let it roam about here.
: You know, I think you fight with a certain noble flare, Donnel.
: Well, Ive never fought before so maybe Im not the best judge
: Zavier? I didnt expect to find you in here.
: Im investigating the secrets of this cave too! Youre not the only one trying to get to the bottom of this, Donnel!
The bottom of what? I cant even remember why Im here, to be honest!
: Oh really? So, what did you find out?
Who is we, Zavier. Who the fuck is we.
: Hey! What are you trying to say?
: Come on, you two, just settle down. It wont do any good to fight in here.
: I wasnt fighting! I was just stating the truth. And besides, Zavier ran off and abandoned you, Donnel!
: I didnt abandon him! Donnel just didnt flee fast enough!
Im gonna have OhGod and Dante rough you the fuck up, Zavier.
: Did it even occur to you that he may need your help?
: Yeah but the door locked shut again!
And he storms out like a dork.
: You mean...you dont know?
: Know what?
: Poor Zavier
: What are you talking about?
Donnel, master communicator.
: Catch you later!
Well, thats all she wrote here. Just some final chores to take care of.
Fishing elsewhere because that place sucked!
A new fish!
This went on for roughly 4 in game hours.
Now weve got a pack full of fish.
Those are some serious fish bucks.
Thats all for now, though. Thats two caves down...about 6 to go.
Also more people like us now. But only Tabatha has feelings for us. Im not sure how.