--Cloud Battle 1: Colliery underground third floor--
For some reason, you are being attacked by a large band
of chemists (and this doesn't really look very
"underground", does it?). There really isn't any
particular strategy here. Calculators are good here
though, as they can hit the far-away chemists with
Calculated spells. It's helpful if you can paralyze
some of the chemists (although Beowulf will often do
that for you -- just stay out of his way). And having
fast characters helps.
--Cloud Battle 2: Colliery underground second floor--
This level is a lot like the previous, except all but
one of the chemists are replaced by two thieves and
two behemoths (the second behemoth is hiding in the
cubby-hole behind the thief near your start position).
The only noteworthy thing here is that the chemist is
carrying a Blaze Gun (which shoots ice... don't ask);
try to steal it from him.
--Cloud Battle 3: Colliery underground first floor--
This time, you're fighting two chemists, two Blue
Dragons, and a dancing pig (huh?). Just ignore the
pig; it can't do any harm. The Blue Dragons, however,
can, and will, do harm. Use fire attacks on them,
and do NOT use ice attacks. Agrias's and Cid's
sword techniques are your best offense on them (as
--Cloud Battle 4: Underground passage in Goland--
Kill the Plagues first; they will petrify or death
sentence you if given the chance (they're weak
against ice). If the enemies get lined up in the
narrow passage, use Earth Slash or Holy Explosion
on them. After taking out the Plagues, go after
Sinogue (Reis should take care of the Molbol-type
enemies). Make sure to keep Reis healed. Sinogue
uses Giga Flare a lot, which isn't nearly as
powerful as it looks (although it does do a number
on the frame rate ^_^). He doesn't have very
much HP, so you might be able to kill him with
one shot with Orlandu. This battle isn't as tough as
it looks (a rarity in this game).
--Cloud Battle 5: Nelveska Temple--
This battle, however, is tougher than it looks. The
enemies hit hard and hit fast. You just have to hit
harder than them. Attack on the Hydras with your
first attack and you should be able to kill off one.
You will then be swarmed by the Cockatrices; kill
them next. Finish off the other Hydra next, then
go after Worker 7. His attacks are really strong
so watch out, and he can't be harmed by magic.
When you kill him the first time, he'll come back with
1 HP, so kill him again. The battle should be
interesting, but not too hard. However, there are
a bunch of hidden items you can find on this stage,
so you may want to pick them up as you can't come back
here after defeating Worker 7. On top of the two
pillars where the Hydras start (you need a jump of 7,
or you can use Worker 8 as a stepping stone), you'll find
the best spear and shield. They're called the Javelin and
Escutcheon, but they're really totally different items.
You'll need a LOW Brave to get them, however, or you'll
just end up with a regular Javelin and Escutcheon.
Also, on the pillars in the back of the level, you'll
find the Sasuke Knife katana and Nagrarock sword.
--Cloud Battle 6: Zarghidas Trade City--
If you can't win this battle, you shouldn't be playing
the game. Just make sure Cloud stays healthy.
Meliadoul's Mighty Sword techniques are useful here.