Asterios (Etrian Odyssey II) Edit
The Asterios can be found throughout the 6th Stratum. They are aggressive FOEs, and tend to spawn only once you move within two spaces of their spawning location.
- Smash (Uses ???):
Conditional Drop Edit
- In order to get the Asterios's conditional drop, the Axe Shard, the player must defeat the Asterios whilst its arms are bound.
Related Monsters Edit
Asterius (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold) Edit
Asterius makes a return in the second game's remake. Again, they are found on the final stratum of the game, the Forbidden Wood.
On the field, Asterius can be remarkably difficult to avoid, as it remains invisible until your party gets close enough to be spotted by the beast, which will immediately reveal itself and start a chase. Getting spotted by one Asterius, usually by standing up to 4 squares away from one in a straight line, will alert the entire room of your presence, making other Asterius in the area to also go alert and chase you. Marking their position on the map and taking notes of its range is very useful in avoiding them. If the room is foggy due to the presence of Icy Bulbs, Asterius' range of vision becomes severely limited, as they now only become aggressive if the player stands right next to them.
In combat, Asterius is one of the most dangerous enemies in the entire game, great caution is advised when fighting one. Preparations for the fight include damage mitigating, preferably with the use of evasion. Having means of removing debuffs from the enemy is also important, with skills like Ad-Nihilo and Clearance. Skills that inflict arm bind and status effects are effective as well.
Asterius' main attack is Warhammer. This skill will hit random targets multiple times for heavy damage, while debuffing Asterius' defense. While this may seem beneficial at first, whenever Asterius has an debuff of any kind, it will use the powerful Reversal Beat skill, which inflicts massive damage to the entire party and removes all debuffs from the beast. Due to this, removing Warhammer's debuff is crucial in order to avoid this deadly attack, as well as avoiding using your own debuff skills. Having a character to cast Ad Nihilo on the enemy every turn is a good away to avoid this attack, as well as binding Asterius' arms. This FOE is also vulnerable to confusion and blindness, which can keep it at check for several turns.
- Warhammer (uses arms): Deals heavy damage to random targets. Hits 3-5 times. Debuffs Asterios' defenses.
- Reversal Beat (uses arms): Removes debuffs from Asterius and deals massive damage to the entire party. Only usable if the user has one or more debuffs.
Conditional Drop Edit
In order to get its conditional drop, the Black Ingot, you must defeat Asterius with a bash attack. Selling this to the shop unlocks the Crusader Armor and Apocalypse, the strongest armors for the Protector and Highlander respectively.