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AuthorRe: Bravely Default: The Flying Fairy
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226. Posted:

@Maelstrom: I took the strategy mostly from here, but tweaked it a bit because it didn't really work for me as-is: http://www.theios.net/2014/03/06/ricos-bravely-default-boss-g...

How to Beat Lord DeRosso without taking a single shred of damage

Job levels required on your entire party: Ninja L.4 (Transience, Utsusemi)
Job levels required on at least one of your party, if not more: Red Mage L.4 (Turn Tables)
Job levels that help but are not required: Ninja L.5 and/or 10 (Comeback Kid and/or Kairai), Performer L.9 (One More For You, Buff Up), Templar L.7 (Rampart), Swordmaster L.9 (Counter Amp)

If your party members are not currently Ninjas, they MUST have Ninjutsu as a secondary ability in battle. If you don't have any L.9 Swordmasters in your party, I'd suggest Abilinking your heaviest physical hitter to someone who does have it, because Counter Amp is awesome for this strategy. Change up your jobs to physical hitters (I think I had two ninjas, my Dark Knight at critical HP, and a Templar for this fight) and equip Hermes items to those with lower Speed. You can also use Speed Up abilitles, whatever works best for you. The most important thing is that your party is fast enough to get an Utsusemi off before DeRosso has the chance to attack.

Step 1: Get one of your party members' HP down to critical. The link suggests getting one of them killed and then Phoenix Downing them, but I lucked out and had my Dark Knight manage to get down to like 7 HP during a fight. Having an HP-critical party member prevents DeRosso from using Gravija.
Step 2: Heal all of your other characters to maximum (I am not sure why this helped, but I tested this fight three times and it seemed to work best when everyone else was at full HP)
Step 3: Engage DeRosso. Don't bother Braving or anything, just immediately Utsusemi all your doods. It's all downhill from there.

Since your critical-HP party member is keeping him from casting Gravija, he'll only either use a single or group physical attack. It's sorta random which he does on any given turn, but they'll never hit your party due to Utsusemi negating the damage. Don't Brave, just go one-for-one on this boss so that you can always have an Utsusemi ready.

Whenever he does the single physical attack, Utsusemi will evade it and Transience will kick in, letting you counter and deal damage of your own. My Templar had Transience, Comeback Kid, Counter Amp, and Turn Tables on him, so he was earning BP toward the occasional use of Rampart and also dealing quad-9 counterattack damage, so there were times I'd also bust out with Kairai just so DeRosso would go after him over the others. I had Edea as a Ninja/Performer, so the occasional One More For You also helped to give me wiggle room for the occasional normal attack against DeRosso. I also had Turn Tables on my Dark Knight, who was able to deal 3,000+ damage with Minus Strike thanks to being down to 7 HP. Again, don't Brave, just go move for move with the guy, and while your doods have an active Utsusemi on them, just wail on the guy with your Buffed Up or Comeback Kidded or straight-up Minus Strike physical attacks.

The link says by his calculations it should take about an hour to beat DeRosso, but he was playing on Hard and he didn't tweak his doods the way I did, nor does he mention doing anything other than allowing his party to counterattack for damage. I'd imagine my tweaks would help things go a bit more quickly, lol. Unscathed ftw :3

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AuthorRe: LordJumpMad is taking over Nintendo Life
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227. Posted:

quiet, @karakato! can't you see i'm on the prowl for Mad Ducks???
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i know that silly duck is around here somewhere...

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AuthorRe: LordJumpMad is taking over Nintendo Life
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228. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

@theBadKitty

Confused me so much.

For a second I thought you were this dragon fellow.

a dragon? me? adorable, innocent meeeeeeeee~?
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>:3

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229. Posted:

lol no, silly mad freal~

you have chosen the wrong side in this battle. the winner... will be adorableness and the razor-sharp claws of justice~
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well if our claws can find their way to the face of Madness i guess... damn boxes u___u

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AuthorRe: Changing The Face Of this Disposable Gaming Generation
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230. Posted:

I'm pretty sure Pokemon is doing just fine on the console(s) it's already on — it's a solid and proven system seller. X and Y were wonderful, and the dual-screen configuration was a lot of fun for the minigame stuff. I don't see Nintendo going through with something like this when what they've already got works just fine — why fix what isn't broken?

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AuthorRe: Bravely Default: The Flying Fairy
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231. Posted:

oh mannnnn i haven't been paying attention to this thread because i've been desperately avoiding spoilers, but i was having trouble with that DeRosso fight (for the Vampire asterisk) and i had to look up a strategy, and boy oh boy did i ever find a foolproof one. i did wind up tweaking it a bit, but damned if it didn't work out amazingly~ anyone need help with that fight? :3

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AuthorRe: General, lack of, Discussion
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232. Posted:

You can't force people to stick around, they (and you) are free to be wherever they please. If you want to be here, be here. If you don't want to be here, don't be here. That's about all there is to it.

This kind of thing isn't new. We see people come and go and come and go all the time, and this isn't the only forum on the internet where it happens. We've also seen groups of users make their own websites and forums to do their own clique-y things, which is also a normal, healthy activity for young internet users. NL itself isn't dead, it's constantly changing. Learn to adapt, make some new friends while the others are away. If you really want to get in touch with them, most of us here have information in our user profiles and/or backloggeries where you can keep in touch, and if they like you enough, perhaps they'll invite you to their private forum.

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AuthorRe: The Goodbye/Vacation Thread
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233. Posted:

Guys, i think we're done with the passive aggressive bullcrap against each other. this thread was originally founded as a corollary to the 'NL users you haven't seen lately' thread, it was a quick way to let people know if you were going someplace specific and/or when you'd be back, and that's all.

Veloster, Alex, the bottom line is that we're not here to stomp on people when they're down, and if you don't have anything nice to say, keep it to yourselves. Yes, we all know half of these exits are straight up flounces, and we've been around long enough to have already learned the reality you're spouting, but there are ways to get that all across without being insulting that you guys continually eschew in favor of the insults, and anyway it's better to ignore that behavior in the long run than wallow in it and give them the attention they crave. in short, knock it off, please.

In the same vein, however, the off-topic posts just to beg people to stay will also be deleted. The 'attention' fest is done, guys, and to be honest it's gone on far too long.

To reiterate: this will be the end of the off-topic posting in this thread, we're going back to basics. If you are posting to this thread from now on, it will only be to announce your departure and/or return to posting. if you've got an entire novel about how much you hate it here, keep it to yourself — from now on it's gonna be short and sweet. Anything deemed off-topic by the moderation team will be subject to edit or deletion. This is your warning, any future complaints about this thread will be redirected to this post.

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AuthorRe: Help save Shenmue possibly to Wii U
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234. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise via your user signature and/or profile information. Thank you!

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AuthorRe: e-rewards offers GameStop Gift Cards
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235. Posted:

thank you for sharing, but please feel free to advertise via your user signature and/or profile information. :3

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AuthorRe: Mario Kart 8 DLC
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236. Posted:

Hey guys, we've got a long-running MK8 thread going here if you'd like to take this discussion there. Thanks! :3

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AuthorRe: Is anyone joining in on "Nintendo Redirect?"
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237. Posted:

if you'd like to advertise, please feel free to do so via your user signature and/or profile information. Thanks! :3

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AuthorRe: Me and my best friend played Super Mario Bros U. It was the funnest/most stressful experience ever!!!
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238. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise your YouTube channel and/or videos via your user signature and profile information. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Samus's butt in Metroid: Zero Mission
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239. Posted:

We asked you to troll elsewhere the last time you showed up. I suggest you do so. Thanks!

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AuthorRe: The Lost Worlds of Power: THIS WEEK!
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240. Posted:

hey mang, what's the good word? :3

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AuthorRe: North American Virtual Console is DEAD... yet again...
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241. Posted:

I'm not sure what's going on, but all good things to those who wait.

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AuthorRe: Bravely Default Banned In Saudi Arabia
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242. Posted:

It happens. Different countries, different customs. I bet that whole 'bikini' thing didn't go over too well there.

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AuthorRe: Why overly gruesome, sexual, or profane aspects of games aren't needed.
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243. Posted:

Nintendo_Ninja wrote:

CaptainSquid wrote:

200 people commented? Your math might be a bit off there, give or take a few digits.

By the end of it's lifespan, it will be around 200.

No, I'm pretty sure it'll be a few shy. Hopefully you've gotten this out of your system by now.

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AuthorRe: Senran Kagura Burst
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244. Posted:

Actually, it's not, it was just missed. Please feel free to continue discussing the game in the long-established existing thread. Thanks!

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AuthorRe: The History of NL: The Trolls and the JumpMads
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245. Posted:

oh for pete's sake, it's all the Hall of Fame anyway :3

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AuthorRe: Check the shelves
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246. Posted:

they've done it before with other games — they may have it on the shelves, but they're probably unable to sell it yet. they've got restrictions in place that won't allow stuff to ring in the register until its street date or something iirc.

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AuthorRe: The History of NL: The Trolls and the JumpMads
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247. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

Adam wrote:

It is an insult to history to glance over the first troll of trolls, who like Ganon Himself returned time and again despite countless bans. JumpMad is a mere molblin before the King of Evil himself, Orlick.

Why has this post, the best post so far, been ignored.

Adam, you genius barsteward.

To be fair, he was far before Cluigi's time, and we tend not to invoke his name lest he rise again anyway.. He couldn't have been expected to know.

@Adam, you were He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named's nemesis, you were at the front lines during every instance he reared his head amongst the people. There's not many more qualified to tell his story than you, cowboy-bro :3

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AuthorRe: Games that we all want nintendo to give us (but they won't).
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248. Posted:

Well, if you already know for a fact Nintendo won't give us these things, what's the point of the thread? Let's move on, everyone :3

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AuthorRe: Square-enix seeking feedback about kingdom hearts 3, chance to ask for Wii U version.
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249. Posted:

Tasuki is correct, we already have a thread regarding Squeenix's survey. Please feel free to take the discussion there. If your purpose was to advertise your site, you're welcome to do so via your user signature. Thanks! :3

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AuthorRe: Miiverse Admin Reverse Efficiency Thread!
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250. Posted:

Memeboy3 wrote:

Moorpheel wrote:

Did you... Create another thread for this?

What did you do with the first one?

It Was Deleted...i Apologize...

It was not deleted, it was locked because it was one giant rant about Miiverse and the ensuing conversation was descending into accusations of philandering against one Miiverse admin in particular for some reason. We have never allowed threads for the purpose of bashing people. Again, @Memeboy3, your beef is with Nintendo and their Miiverse admins. Please take it up with them, we can't do anything for you here.

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