Defeat the Brachiosaur [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

BY RICHARD MIKUCKI

Richard Mikucki

Writer and Storywriter

PUBLISHED 5 YEARS AGO

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Defeat the Brachiosaur [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

The fourth trial boss, Brachiosaur is the toughest boss yet! You’ll need a well-equipped team and a good strategy to take this blast from the past down. Brachiosaur makes quick work of the unprepared, so read the guide, get the gear and go get your Killer Bow!

LevelXP requiredTotal XPUnlocked itemsRewards
100
210001000Poke Ball x10
320003000Poke Ball x15
430006000Poke Ball x15
5400010000Gyms, Potions, RevivesPoke Ball x20, Potion x10, Revive x10, Incense
6500015000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incubator
7600021000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incense
8700028000Razz BerryPoke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x10, Lure Module
9800036000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x3, Lucky Egg
10900045000Super PotionsPoke Ball x20, Super Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
111000055000Poke Ball x15, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
121000065000Great BallsGreat Ball x20, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
131000075000Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
141000085000Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
1515000100000Hyper PotionsGreat Ball x15, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
1620000120000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1720000140000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1820000160000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1925000185000Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
2025000210000Ultra BallsUltra Ball x20, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x2, Egg Incubator x2, Lure Module x2
2150000260000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
2275000335000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
23100000435000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
24125000560000Ultra Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
25150000710000Max PotionsUltra Ball x25, Max Potion x20, Revive x15, Razz Berry x15, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
26190000900000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
272000001,100,000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
282500001,350,000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15

Name: Brachiosaur

Race: Dragon

Statistics:

Location Lv HPMP
Farplane – Tower of Earth65240520400
Vortex of Trials – The Brachiosaur Returns65240520400

Resistances:

Element Resistance
FireIceLightningWaterAeroStoneHolyDark
-50%
Status Resistance
PoisonBlindSleepSilenceParalyzeConfuseDiseasePetrify
nullnullnullnullnullnullnullnull

Other Resistances: Gravity

Abilities:

  • Meteor – Unmitigated non-elemental magic damage to all units.
  • Ultima – Unmitigated non-elemental magic damage to all units. (Used when lower than 50% HP)
  • Snort – Removes one unit at random
  • Disaster – Chance for Blind, Confusion, Sleep to all units

General Overview:

Fighting Brachiosaur is a race against time. His amazingly high HP will make the battle go slow unless you have some serious DPS.  Bring along units that can cast Blizzaga. Celes is an MVP in this fight because she can both cast Blizzaga and her Sealing Blade can mitigate Ultima (but not meteor). Every turn Brachiosaur has a 20% chance to cast snort, if he takes out a unit before you get his HP ½ way down then it’s a good idea to give up and restart the battle. Since this fight is in the Farplane – Tower of Earth, the battle cost 0 energy, so restart it as many times as you need.

General Tips:

  • Celes’s Sealing Blade can prevent damage from the Brachiosaur’s Ultima spell. It must be the last spell cast to work properly.
  • Bring a unit with Full Break to make this fight much easier, as Brachiosaur is not resistant to it.
  • Brachiosaur is weak against ice. Chaining Blizzaga, physical units with Icebrand, and other ice-elemental abilities will amplify damage.
  • The ability to craft Icebrand was just released with Olderion, if you haven’t beat Brachiosaur yet it’s a good idea to craft this sword for each DPS unit that can equip it.
  • Equip the healer with accessories that prevent Sleep and Confusion. Headband, Black Choker and Ribbon.
  • Brachiosaur will always start off the fight with casting Disaster.
  • Brachiosaur has a 20% chance to cast Snort for each of its regular turns. If Snort is cast early on in the fight, it is not a bad idea to restart the trial.
  • At 50% HP, Brachiosaur will attack twice and Charge Up for Ultima.
  • At 30% HP, Brachiosaur will cast Snort and remove one party member from the fight.

First Time Victory Reward

 Killer Bow

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Statistics:

  • Type: Weapon (Bow)
  • Stats: ATK+60
  • Element: Dark
  • Additional effect: Bird Killer, Plant Killer, Bug Killer

 

Strategy:

Brachiosaur gives you some leeway with team building since you can go with melee, caster, or with the release of the Icebrand Recipe, Team Edgar. Unlike Intangir or Demon Chimera, Brachiosaur doesn’t follow a strict attack pattern so team strategy is able to follow a more general approach.

Melee Team: 1 Tank, 2 Melee, 1 Melee/Support, 1 Healer

On turn one you should focus on setting yourself up for the early game, so buff and debuff all you can, using Cheer and Full Break will set you up nicely for the next few turns, after that just focus on doing DPS. Melee characters should wear accessories that reduce their expose to blind, confuse, and sleep but make sure your healer has first dibs. Bring along units that can cast Blindna, or use Ramuh. Having a healer or a 2nd unit with Esuna will be critical as well.

As the turns go on just make sure to keep you units topped off, meteor hits like a truck. Having a 2nd unit with Cura will helpful for that as well. After Brachiosaur goes below 50% HP he will charge up for Ultima, unless you’re running a team of 6-Star unit then you should guard that turn unless you really need to cure some team members. Healer’s luckily though come equipped with enough spirit to be able to naturally defend from Ultima’s onslaught enough to survive even if they casted Curaja. If Brachiosaur snorts out a team member before 50% HP, then you should restart, or if he snorts out your healer with more than 10% HP that’s game over as well. Just remember this fight cost 0-energy, so restart it as many times as necessary.

Caster Team: 1 Tank, 2 Caster, 1 Caster/Support, 1 Healer

On turn one you should focus on setting yourself up for the early game, so buff and debuff all you can, using Focus and Full Break will set you up nicely for the next few turns, after that just focus on doing DPS. If you’re lucky enough to have a Celes as your Caster/Support unit then you’ll be set to win easily enough since Celes can both add to Blizzaga chains, cast Focus and cast Sealing Blade, completely mitigating Ultima

The caster turn setup for Brachiosaur looks a lot like it did for Intangir

CasterCasterCelesHealerWoL
Turn 1BlizzagaBlizzagaFocusFreeFull Break
Turn 2BlizzagaBlizzagaBlizzagaCurajaBlade Blitz
Turn 3BlizzagaBlizzagaBlizzagaCurajaBlade Blitz
Turn 4BlizzagaBlizzagaFocusCurajaFull Break
Turn 5BlizzagaBlizzagaBlizzagaCurajaBlade Blitz
Turn 6BlizzagaBlizzagaBlizzagaCurajaBlade Blitz
Turn 7BlizzagaBlizzagaFocusCurajaFull Break

Obviously you’ll need to remove debuffs and use Sealing Blade as needed, but this team should just focus on chaining Blizzaga until you win.

Team Edgar: 1 Tank, 3 Edgar, 1 Healer w/Cheer (Fina, Lenna) or 1 Tank, 2 Edgar, 1 Caster, 1 Healer w/Cheer (Fina, Lenna). For giggles you could even use 4 x Edgar and 1 Healer once Edgar gets his 5-Star form.

Team Edgar is better than Team Sabin and this is why. Chainsaw. This ability is amazingly over-powered, and by the way, if you get an Edgar don’t fuse them, Edgar x 5 is capable of cheesing end game content only in the Japanese version right now. For our Brachiosaur fight however, equip your Edgars with Icebrand and let the uber-pwnage begin.

This strategy works because Icebrand takes advantage of Brachiosaur’s elemental weakness to Ice and it’s on a unit that’s capable of creating crazy AOE elemental chains BY THEMSELF, throw in another caster to take advantage of a 15-elemental chain and its multiplier effect along with the extra damage from Brachiosaur’s negative ice resistance and watch Brachiosaur go down faster than the dinos in an ice age.

Assemble Your Team:

*Guide is based on units, items, and skills available as of 10/30/16

Recommended Build: 1 Tank, 2 Melee, 1 Melee/Support, 1 Healer or 1 Tank 2 Caster, 1 Caster /Support, 1 Healer (Harder), or 1 Tank, 2 Edgar, 1 Caster, 1 Healer w/ Cheer

*If you have a 6-Star unit, awesome, you should use them, if not these are the best budget units.

Recommended Tank Units:

Warrior of Light

Warrior of Light (Best)

charlotte-5-star

Charlotte

Amarant 5 Star

Amarant

Leo-5

Leo

Recommended Melee Units:

agrias-5-star

Agrias (Best)

Chizuru 5

Chizuru (Best)

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Black Cat Lid (Best)

kain-5-star

Kain

mustadio-5-star

Mustadio

fencer-5-star

Fencer

Edgar 4 Star

Edgar (For his team only)

Recommended Melee / Support Units:

Vaan-5

Vaan (Best)

Recommended Healing Units:

Lenna 5 Star

Lenna (Best for Melee Team)

Garnet 5 Star

Garnet

rosa-5-star

Rosa (Best for Caster Team)

Roselia-5

Roselia

Recommended Caster Units:

Kefka-5

Kefka (Best)

ExDeath 5 Star

Exdeath (Best)

Golbez-5

Golbez

Recommended Caster / Support Units:

Celes-5

Celes (Best)

Gear:

Anything that has high attack and defense, if going the melee team or anything that has high magic and spirit if going the caster team; need Icebrand if going with Team Edgar, but it’s useful on any melee units and tanks for this fight.

Spells:

+10% HP

  • Obtained from: Trust Rizer

+10% Defense

  • Obtained from: Recipe: Colosseum – Intermediate D-3 (only one)

+10% Magic

  • Obtained from: Silver Chest, Maranda Coast (recipe)

+10% Spirit

  • Obtained from: Silver Chest, Kolobos Marsh (recipe)

Blindna

  • Obtained from: Ability Shop, Royal Capital Grandshelt

Blizzaga

  • Obtained from: Trust Master, Rydia

Optional Spells:

Shell – Increase SPR (20%) for 3 turns to one ally

  • Obtained from: Recipe: (Silver Chest) Village of Kol

Recommended Items:

NameEffect
Eye DropsCures one ally of blind.
Hi-PotionRestores a moderate amount of HP to one ally.
X-PotionRestores a large amount of HP to one ally.
EtherRestores a small amount of MP to one ally.
Turbo EtherRestores a moderate amount of MP to one ally.
ElixirFully restores one ally’s HP and MP.
Phoenix DownRevives one ally from being KO’d.
Smelling SaltsCures one ally of sleep or confusion.
RemedyCures one ally of all status effects.
HyperCauses limit gauge to fill more quickly.

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