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...And the Dust Settles

Defeat General Gaius

...And the Dust Settles0
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Achievement Guide for Secret Achievement

  • bs000bs000272,329
    17 Aug 2012 19 Aug 2012 20 Aug 2012
    27 0 4
    Story related and can't be missed. Read on if you need help with the boss fight.

    Gaius is the games final boss. There are four phases, with each phase adding something extra to the fight. There's a shop right before it where you can buy as many revival stones as you can. The game ends here anyway so it's good to make it as easy as possible.

    Phase 1: He has a forward charging attack while on the ground, and an uppercut followed by a dive. He'll dodge or parry the majority of your melee strikes, so projectiles are the best damage dealers here. Jumping towards him and challenging him in the air seems to be the most effective strategy. When you jump, he'll also jump. Meet him in the air with some melee strikes and a throw if he doesn't parry. Use projectiles whenever you have enough energy.

    Phase 2: This part adds electrical orbs that spawn at your position, and you'll be bombed by flying machines. Same strategy applies here, but you'll want to avoid the orbs as they do alot of damage. Use your projectiles to take down flying machines quickly. Try not to attack when he casts the orbs. If he parries, you can get knocked into them.

    Phase 3: The same as before, except now you have to deal with the orbs in a confined area. There are 2 bombs that you can use to your advantage.

    Phase 4: Watch out for the lava below. Try to stay on the main platform on top. My strategy here was spam projectiles and kill him fast as possible so I wouldn't have to deal with falling in the lava. Remember that food items restore your energy in addition to your HP.
  • Krows GraveyardKrows Graveyard530,641
    27 Aug 2012 07 Sep 2012 23 Oct 2012
    12 1 0
    ...And the Dust Settles - 50G

    Difficulty: 5-8/10 (Depending on game difficulty)

    I challenged the General twice, on Normal at lvl 46 and on Tough at 50, won both times. I suggest having 2-4 Revival Stones but you may not need them if you're confident in your skills up to this point. I also suggest buying as many Buffalo Burgers as you can for food. the 15 seconds of increased attack power destroyed Gaius in the 4th Phase of the fight, throughout the match I used Dust's X,X,Y combo (Where he slashes them twice then grabs them and smashes them into the floor), this helped on the first 2 phases. Then on phases 3 and 4 I used Dust's Down + Y attack in mid air (you slash straight down to the ground) while using Buffalo Burgers to crush what was left of Gaius. In the 2nd phase you will have allies helping you, but in the 3rd, Gaius will have allies. If they become a problem I suggest blasting them with a lightning-duststorm and crushing them in the air. You will also have 2 bombs to use to your advantage in the 3rd Phase.Gaius' orbs can poison and Phase 4's lava will burn so bring status items
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