Yes it is possible, I did it 5 times.Wingsrising wrote:There seems to be a huge jump in difficulty between Susie and Clive. I've wiped out Susie 45 times so far and haven't beaten Clive once. Is it even possible for a Tier 4 pet to beat Clive?
There's not much I can add strategywise that Cranberry hasn't already said: freeze him and hit hard. Gorgun was my main freezer, then occasionally I'd luck out and get a second freeze with a Glaciating Pylonic or Mercurial Throwing Vial.
My tier 4 set's not anything special: Blutex Laser Wristwatch, Earth Bomb, Earth Soul Stone, Purple Gun, Amulet of Destiny and Prophecy, Phoenix Quill, and the last slot this time was the V-Nuke. I also had the scrolls Terra Spire, Stalactite Star, and Melting Eclipse, as well as a bunch of Dark Earth and Dark Magma potions equipped (I don't think the type matters *too* much in this case, that's just personal preference on my part).
I modded the Purple Gun with a Phys. Defense Baguette crystal to help block some of the physical icons, and blocked the dark ones with Stalactite Star, which I used almost every turn. I liked using the Soul Stone + freezer on the first turn; the soul stones have a blessing that attacks with one of each icon on the next turn. That, plus two bombs and a potion and a strong offensive spell = lots of icons to attack Mr. sitting duck Bucket with. Then just keep pounding away with the remaining weapons and scrolls, using the Phoenix Quill when necessary, until he...kicks the bucket.
[insert overused YEEEEEEEAAAAH scream here]
There's a luck element too, I didn't win every time. Especially after about the 3rd or 4th win...Clive has a ton of HP, and my pet just didn't have quite enough strength to kill him quickly. If it became an endurance match, I was likely to lose. If I managed to get a critical hit on one of my turns - especially the one with the bombs - it was usually pretty easy from then on.
I'm liking the opponents so far; I'm probably going to be focusing on beating them for plot points instead of turning in fairies or *shudder* restocking supplies. Nice for people that already have the layout, I guess, but that kind of screws those of us who don't. I'm sure as hell not going to pay 40k per fairy when I still have over 700 left to release.