The boss fight with Rusalka in the Water Temple in Chapter 2 of Bravely Default: For the Sequel is an insanely mind cracking one. It will use a water elemental attack ‘Seep’ every 4 turns that hits all party members and is strong enough to KO any member who is not prepared to take a hit, and following that it will create 3 more images of itself that has the same stats at reduced health. The illusions hit as hard as Rusalka and will finish off any party member still alive after taking Seep.
For this battle, I grinded every character up to level 7 white mage and equip them all with the Abate Water ability. This grants all party members the Resist Water status, thus greatly reducing the amount of damage the Rusalka does. The winning setup was a thief with angel bow shooting Qigong Wave every turn, a knight with first turn examine and bloody shield raising its physical defense to 187 and spamming attack every turn, and two white mages for constant healing and esuna with black mage secondary. With this setup, Rusalka’s hit all water attack barely does half life to all my characters. Took it down on the second try.
It took 4 days to come up with this winning setup and defeat the boss. This is only Chapter 2 and there is already such a challenging boss fight. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the game has to offer.