I have seen many people complain about how tough the Dark Moon Princess is, as well as her cute little demi-god friend. So I figure I'd make this simple guide for sh**s and giggles. You all probably know how the Dark Moon Princess works and how Tengu works, but some people still don't understand. So I'll start off with what you need first, followed by a few easy strategies that will help you defeat her at level 50 with a party of 4... WITHOUT dying.
Also, the first guy is a piece of cake... So I won't mention him after this. If you die while fighting him with your party mates, you should probably pack up and go home. Or level some more. Or fix your connection. Seriously.
Another bit of advice... You won't be needing a healer for this. Wind/Earth wizards will probably be the biggest help(s) in this situation... Believe it or not... They have more opportunities to deal higher damage from afar since their attacks deal 400-1000 per strike. They also happen to be the frailest party members. SQUISHY SQUISHY!
Well, first of all, you need the latest armor, enchanted with STAMINA. Your character's HP and defense should come first, and attacking power second. This will run you about 500k. Be sure to have earrings and rings enchanted for stamina as well. Also, enchanting your gloves for accuracy would work in your favor more so than critical damage. If you are a physical unit, use STRENGTH as a secondary enchant, and MAGIC as a secondary enchant if you're a wizard... That's pretty much common sense...
Get a nice weapon, and enchant it for max damage/min damage... And if you are feeling unsure, enchant it for more accuracy. Wizards do not need to go all out with accuracy, instead, they can just get other elemental novice masteries (which will add more magical accuracy).
You will also need 150-250 HP/Combo/MP pots to ensure your total safety. If you have no-cool-down pots, then your life will also be MUCH easier. You'd only need 10-40 of them in case of an emergency.
Lastly, you need the Behemoth Adventurer title. Make sure it's on before you get to Tengu and the DMP.
The Miniature Wind Bag: Tengu
Tengu has the same exact AI as the Dark Moon Princess (so scroll down if needed), however, his attacks can have priority in the front AND back, thus making his moves harder to avoid or guard against. I can give you tips to defeat Tengu easily, though.
That's right. Play tag. You hit him a few times and run. Then your party mates also hit him a few times, and run. Tengu is really easy if you never get hit or have him leave you alone for a bit... So this strategy works for the level 50's-60's. Keep this going and Tengu won't be able to get many attacks in. He has three standard attacks.
-He swings a fan once, dealing about 200-500 damage. It's hard to dodge this attack since it's so fast, but it's his weakest one.
-He quickly swings a fan three times, causing massive knock back to character who are in the front and back of him. It's also hard to dodge this attack, and it also deals 200-500 damage per hit (so 200~500x2).
-He holds his fan and concentrates, causing a gust of wind to explode, causing 700-1600 damage as well as making your character fly way back. It attacks the front and back, about 4 character-lengths both ways. It's easy to run, if you can't run fast enough, DUCK.
Tengu isn't tough, but oddly enough, he hits higher than the Dark Moon Princess. So if your HP is not high enough to survive Tengu, then chances are you cannot survive the Dark Moon Princess. GET MORE STAMINA OR LEVEL UP!
Her Royal Annoyance: The Dark Moon Princess
The Dark Moon Princess has one of the most simple patterns imaginable, so I'll break it down and keep it just as simple.
-She attacks whoever is in front of her or whoever is near her, even if they don't attack her first
-She attacks those who are closer first
-She tends to only attack folks who are in range of her attacks (if no one is attacking her, but is near her)
-She chases whoever she is focused on, and will not stop chasing them until they out-run her from one side to the other, or until someone attacks her one or two times. Then she will change targets. (She's a fickle lady)
As for her attacks... She has two that have a high vertical range, and two that have a long horizontal range. Two moves cause damage over time, whilst one makes it where you can't move. That's all you need to know. Her moves all deal 200-500, but she attacks roughly one time every 1-1.5 seconds. A good thing to keep in mind is: NEVER HAVE YOUR BACK TO THE DARK MOON PRINCESS (for obvious reasons) I'll give you specific ways to deal with her next.
This is a sure fired way to take her down if you’re good at guarding. You may also have a shield (enchanted for defense) in your other weapon-set up. You get a team of four to get the Dark Moon Princes in the center of the room. Two will be on one side of her, two on the other. Once you have this done, the people who she is facing must DUCK and stay ducked. Your two party mates who are behind her will attack her until she turns around. When she turns around to face the attackers, they will duck and the ones who were previously ducking will now attack her.
This will go on for a good thirty minutes or less until she is dead. If you have a shield, switch to it when you duck for more protection. The Dark Moon Princess usually fires 2-5 attacks before turning around to face her attacker, so be prepared and always use your strongest attacks first.
(Fun diagram time!)
< or > = DMP and the way she’s facing
XX < OO
OO > XX
Simple, no? She WILL NOT run away. If you are dangerously low on HP, take the opportunity to run away and sit in a corner/heal up a bit. She shouldn't chase you. If she does chase you, then your party mates must attack her constantly to draw her attention away from you.
Okay, this is going to sound really weird. Get three mages (or any far-distance-attackers) and a templar, warrior or anyone with high HP or high defense. As stated before, she only attacks those who are closest to her... So she'll be obsessed with the someone who is right in front of her versus people who stand far away from her. If a person stands way back (like until they see the Dark Moon Princess at the edge of their screen) they can attack her safely without her turning around! This is easy for the mages, but hard for the person the Dark Moon Princess is attacking. The person must attack her a few times, then duck right in front of her. The mages must stand way back and attack her. That's it.
She rarely, if every, goes off to attack the distant-attackers...As long as they are far back (like the far business end of earth magic/wind magic). And girls, if you think it'll be hard to attract the Dark Moon Princess... Well, don't worry, she goes both ways. So it should be easy to keep her attention for long periods of times.
(More fun diagram time!)
O= Distant Attackers
< or > = Dark Moon Princess
X< _____ OOO
OOO _____ >X
That's it. I know it's long, but if you are level 50, and have 3 friends who are also level 50... Then you might want to use a strategy listed here to make your life easier. As to GETTING to the Moon Of The 16th day, it's easy if you follow the map. The only real problem is the maze... Here's a VERY nifty guide/map (I take no credit for it) to help you out! -> /forum/latale-genera...aze-guide.html