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DeZmonD88 05-21-2008 12:52 AM

DLC - Quick Guide to Defeating Professor K (3 Turns)
 

This is a video of my level 8x party taking on Professor K in the 400ms Point DLC, Seeker of the Deep. At 108800 HP, this guy may seem like a pushover, but one bad choice, coupled with Professor K's resistance, defence and reflect will have your party sprawled on the floor in no time.
This punishing dungeon has no save points and you'll spend at least 30 minutes turn tailing your way back to get another shot at the little fella.

He may be harder than The Immortal One if you do not know what you're doing and get your party wiped out by Annihilation. Most people that beat him used the new DLC items like Accelerator (Reduce casting time 3) or Rose Quartz (Turn Cast).

These items are obtained from mini bosses you encounter in Random fights along the last 9 levels (16B to 24B). However, some people claim to never get these items (rare drop) even after 5 hours.

In this video, I will provide rough details on how to defeat Professor K in 3 Turns.

Minimum Requirements:
Level 80+ Immortals (At least 8000 HP)
The following skills:
Persistence
HP Boosting skills
Crisis Defence
Complete Defence
Level 8 White Magic
Level 8 Spirit Magic
Lucky 0 Magic Damage
Nullify all elements
Double Cast
Reduce Casting time 2
Mental Stability 2
Weapon Guard 2
Slot +5/Slot +10
Turn-tail

Before the fight, get your Immortals' HP down to 1 to 1000. You can do this by fighting Hellish Kelolons (Black Kelolons in 24B). Note that this must be done by 24B as there are no more random encounters after 24B. Attack these Kelolons normally and they will perform counters, usually taking your characters to near death. Use Complete Defence to keep low health characters alive and Turn Tail when all Immortals have yellow Hp.
Health Sed to full health and put him in the front row (so he will tank the few Forceus that Professor K casts) and the Immortals in the back row.

Equip Sed with the Curse Crest, Holy Guard and Quad-Element Seal.
Once the battle starts, just keep casting Reversa and hope for the best. If you're unlucky, Professor K will cast Reflect on his 2nd turn, meaning that your party will suffer 4 reflected Reversas hitting for about 40000 each. This is where Persistence pays off, if you have 2 HP or 860 HP, a 40000 reflected Reversa will only whack your HP down to 1. I took a big risk by taking 3 of my Immortals with 1 HP into the battle.

In total, I have faced Professor K 6 times. In the 4 times I failed against him it was always because my party or the majority of the party got wiped out. Sure you can use divide and complete defense but that means that your party can last only so many turns. Because Professor K always has Regenerus and Annihilation at his disposal, you will never be able to cover the 20400 HP he heals while ressurecting your party members who fall to Annihilation. This is definitely not a fight you can win if you play defensively and stretch it out.

Method 05-21-2008 01:33 AM

Nicely done. All I've heard is how much of a pain in the a$$ this guy can be.

Pippers 05-21-2008 06:17 AM

Is there any way to get the 2 accessories and save once you have them without beating Professor K? I'd like to learn them on all the immortals and then save prior to an attempt.

Achiever TM 05-21-2008 07:07 AM

thanks for this guide..i will use this info when got my DLC updated..

MyAbsolution 05-21-2008 07:42 AM

interesting strategy!

Great video, thanks for taking the time to do all this. I am really pumped for the DLC hitting the West this Friday. My Immortals are all 90+ so I should be good I reckon.:drunk

Hope they make more DLC packages. Perhaps even a few more expert level boss encounters as well :)

DeZmonD88 05-21-2008 12:03 PM

There are lifts at 5 level intervals, they will take you back to the top level where you can exit the dungeon and save. You cannot get back to the bottom using the lift though, you're gonna have to go through all 25 levels again.

Achiever TM 05-21-2008 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeZmonD88 (Post 877142)
There are lifts at 5 level intervals, they will take you back to the top level where you can exit the dungeon and save. You cannot get back to the bottom using the lift though, you're gonna have to go through all 25 levels again.

great..bc i don't want to go through the entire dungeon every time i die in the boss battle..

DeZmonD88 05-21-2008 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Achiever TM (Post 877169)
great..bc i don't want to go through the entire dungeon every time i die in the boss battle..


Erm you're going to have to go through 25 levels to get to him if you choose to exit the DLC dungeon to save. Personally, I explored and opened all chests, exit and saved so that I could run through the entire dungeon on my 2nd way through.

Achiever TM 05-21-2008 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeZmonD88 (Post 877173)
Erm you're going to have to go through 25 levels to get to him if you choose to exit the DLC dungeon to save. Personally, I explored and opened all chests, exit and saved so that I could run through the entire dungeon on my 2nd way through.

that way is good too..lol

eli1277 05-21-2008 08:32 PM

this is being released in states this Friday?? How much?? Nice vid, I will be using this for help.

Kioku 05-21-2008 11:27 PM

400 ms points in the States

A Pudgy Panda 05-22-2008 03:43 AM

Nice I have been waiting for this DLC since it came out in Japan.

MyAbsolution 05-23-2008 08:04 PM

Beat him first try. Kaim, Seth, and Ming all Level 99, Sarah was 97 and Sed was 87.

I did use your strategy, and it worked out well :) I didn't lose a single person. Plus I did it all at 2:30am this morning, checked leaderboards and was first to do so with ntsc console :P

SIDE NOTE:

The mini-bosses did NOT drop the new spells for me, which were reported to be random drops off them. Ugh... looks like ill be doing some grinding down there on the mini-bosses.

hyourinnmaru 05-23-2008 10:11 PM

how to check leaderboards? i would like to check my position i have 1100 too but european(portuguese)

MyAbsolution 05-23-2008 10:17 PM

I checked www.mygamercard.net

you can check by country and by worldwide.

I noticed 2 people in Noth America who already had 1100G but as I swooped in to check their games played, they both had japanese region locked games, so they had NTSC-J consoles.

And yea I was sitting there spamming refresh to make sure I was first lol... (loserish i know)

Steve007101 05-24-2008 04:40 AM

Where's Spell Counter 2?
 
Ok, I figure this would be the most appropriate topic that's already open to ask this question. Where's Spell Counter 2? I've found all of the new accessories (as reported by the Prima Guide and skill guides online) that have the new skills that are suppose to be in all the DLC with one exception, the accessory that has Spell Counter 2 (Illusionist Gauntlet), where is it?

SpyTip 05-24-2008 04:41 AM

Awesome guide. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post such a well put together plan and also showing the video. Heard this guy makes the immortal look like joke which he was since i beat him in 9 turns lol. Dezmond88 hats off to ya

DeZmonD88 05-24-2008 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wreggitt (Post 882172)
I have what I think is an improvement on your strategy. After doing exactly what you posted 4 times and always failing by the tiniest amount I decided in round 2 he seem to always cast reflect.

So instead of casting reversa 8 times the first three people who hit in your party should cast flare then reversa, and the final person should double cast reversa. This makes the damage caused by reversa so small all your people should stay alive without Persistence kicking in. In the four times I fought and lost Kaim always died in the first round through a combination of forceus and reflect from a reversa.

By doing this you basically insure that your whole party will be intact to cast double reversas the next round regardless if he casts the kelo-cannon thing.


Yeah, it's true that it would help greatly if you cast reflect on yourself in the first turn. However, I have to ask, did you put the Immortals in the back row and Sed/Tolten in the front? Because a mortal with full HP should tank the Forceus.

Also, it would be much better to go into the battle with 2HP and not 1HP as you will make use of persistence.


I finally managed to beat him for the first time on my 3rd try, using Reversa and anticipating the "inevitable 2nd turn reflect"

Attempt 3:
I had 3 Immortals with 1Hp, Sarah at 3000HP and Sed at 5000Hp. Defeated him in 4 turns, casting 3 Flares (Reflected and Nulified by my party) casting Reversa all the way.

Attempt 4:
I wanted to save people from going through this dungeon multiple times, so I decided to do a quick video. Tried the same strategy with 4 Immortals at 1Hp and Tolten with full HP.
Turn 1: 8 Reversas hit
Turn 2: Anticipating reflect, I cast 3 flares and 8 reversas. I assume because he took a certain amount of damage, he did not cast reflect but instead kelotimate hit which killed Kiam and Seth.
Turn 3: At this point, he had recovered almost all his HP. So i started reviving Kiam and Seth while casting Reversa with Ming and Complete Defence on Tolten. Prof K casts Annihilation. Only Tolten survives.
Turn 4: I cast Self Sacrifice with Tolten. Prof K casts Kelocannon, 0 damage to Tolten.
Turn 5: Self Sacrifice works. Prof K casts Annihilation. Only Kiam survives.
Turn 6: I cast Self Sacrifice with Kiam. Prof K casts reflect.
Turn 7: I cast 3 flares, 1 Reversa and revive Kiam with Tolten. Seth uses Complete Defense. Prof K casts Annihilation and only Seth survives.
Turn 8: Self Sacrifice with Seth. Prof K casts Kelotimate hit, 0 damage to Seth.
Turn 9: I revive Seth and cast Reversas with the 3 Immortals. Prof K casts Annihilation. Game over.

Attempt 5:
Sed at full Hp with 4 Immortals at low HPs (1, 1, 500, 500)
I followed my previous attempt, casting flare. This time, Prof K didnt cast reflect and my flares didnt do enough damage. After 2 Annihilations, my party was wiped out.

Attempt 6:
Sed at full hp with 4 Immortals with 1 Hp
I cast reversa all the way. He did not use reflect on his second turn but cast generatus instead, suggesting (unconfirmed) that the AI realised it had lost too much HP to go on the offensive. I lose the battle because Kiam and Seth got killed by Forceus (they were in the front row) and I did not do enough damage to cover Prof K's regenerus.

Attempt 7:
What you have here now, Sed in the front row and Immortals in the back. I highly recommend you go into this battle with 2HP more as I got lucky when Kaim didn't die.

vhayste 05-24-2008 07:21 AM

Great guide. I just finished my PDF walkthrough for the game and I haven't downloaded the DLC yet. Good job!

hoochli 05-24-2008 08:42 AM

I beat him in my first try and it took me 2 hours in total..

I was prepared like this:

-Entire party at level 97-99
-Seth, Sarah and Ming down to 1 but restored health to 101 so they survive a hit. Kaim had still 5000 but I already tried for half an hour to take his health down but I never found a Black Kelolon and the other enemies only attacked the other members.

Round 1: Cast Reversa twice with every Immortal and once with Sed
Round 2: Professor K cast Reflect but every Immortal survived with 1 HP
Round 3: Sed healed two Immortals with the crappiest item back to 151 HP (just for safety) but the Reversa of the Immortals were enough to kill Professor K

Low HP is good but 1 is too low..

DeZmonD88 05-24-2008 08:53 AM

He does cast Generatus as turn-move, albeit quite rarely.

And yes, 1 Hp is too low, you're much safer going into this battle with 2HP or more, but that could push the battle to 4 turns. From my 7 battles with Prof K. He almost definitely casts Annihilation on his 3rd or 4th turn. So that is one thing you guys better be prepared for.

hoochli 05-24-2008 09:08 AM

Generatus only healed ~1600HP and it didn't matter when my Reversa did 9900HP damage :)

I think it really helps when your party is (almost) maxed out at Level 99

Kioku 05-24-2008 12:46 PM

I followed your guide and beat him in 3 turns but only 3 of the immortals attacked him with reversa while having only 1 hp each. lol Thats for the guide. Oh, does anyone have a list of all the accessories that you can get in the DLC pack?

Steve007101 05-24-2008 04:12 PM

Personally I could do full guides for all the DLC with all the new items, I know how to get them all with the exception of Spell Counter 2, seriously, anyone, can you guys tell me where it is? Or is it going to be in another DLC pack?

Chud 360 05-25-2008 01:20 AM

This is a very nice quick guide and is helping me greatly! Unfortunatly for me tho, he used reflect in rounds two and three and that just wiped me out (despite going in with immortals on 101hp, lol). Im gonna keep trying tho, just wish there was a save point/checkpoint a bit closer! nice guide

Diego Knyte 05-25-2008 07:05 AM

Beat K on the 2nd try. Sed and all immortals at lvl99.

First time I missed using Sed for the first Reversa and K cast the Annihilation on 3rd turn. That wiped all my guys out (immortals at 101 HP and Sed at full HP).

Second try casted 9 Reversa's on my first turn. Second turn Kaim casted Complete Defense on himself just in case Annihilation was on it's way for 3rd. Lucked out cause K didn't cast Annihilation at all on 3rd turn. He casted some Keloleon-all (don't remember the name) spell which killed 2 of my guys. Got K at the last turn cast by Kaim. If that didn't kill K I'd have to try it again cause 3 of my guys were at 1 HP.

Thanks for the guide. Made it a lot easier!

Note: Getting the immortals' health down was easy for me...

On floor 23/24B I kept running around until there was this one robot guy (don't remember its name). One of the security bots you'll read about from those message posts. Put Sed in back formation and all immortals up front. Keep defending for a couple of turns until the immortals are all knocked out. Heal Sed if nec. Then turn tail. Then use the lowest heal items from the Y menu to heal the immortals to 101.

After that Flee every battle. When you reach the final door for Prof. K set your formation back to Sed up front and the rest in back as Dezmond's guide says.

Chud 360 05-25-2008 09:48 PM

i agree with diego. It is easier to get ur health down fighting the robot on 24b. Fighting the 3 black kelolans is a bit risky.

As a side note, i found he always used reflect against me in the second round. So for this one, i used status ailments spells (poison etc.) as they had no effect when he reflected them back.
When i finally beat him, i got him in round 3, the last reversa before annihalation was coming. I think it was my 4th time against him, i was so relieved

Achiever TM 05-26-2008 08:23 AM

thanks for the video and the guide..very usefull..i defeat the professor k in 4 turns usin this guide..

Cloud 05-26-2008 11:06 AM

Yeah thanks for the guide, Ill try this DLC once I've done the side missions and ranked up. Hope they bring some more DLC out and take the score up to a possible 1250.

Gorjira 05-27-2008 05:09 PM

I have every spell in the game, but would love to just cast Annihilation on every bad guy. Can I get it at all? Or is it just a kick ass boss spell?


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