- As you step into the room, a dreadful presence sends a chill down your spine. You cannot see its source, but there is palpable menace among the low trees and piled stones. There can be no doubt that this is Chimaera's den! Draw your weapons and press onward.
- —Description of Chimaera's lair, Etrian Odyssey II
Chimaera, a beast born from the fusion of many others, is the first big challenge the heroes will face in order to find the floating castle. It has the ability to control weaker beasts, and can summon powerful beasts from stratas above its own in order to protect its territory. Some of its attacks have fire properties and it can attack with its sharp claws and poison its victims.
Chimaera (Etrian Odyssey II)Edit
Chimaera is the first stratum boss of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, which has therefore be fought on 5F (The King's Roar Sounds).
It is the first boss of the game. In the beginning of the fight, Chimaera will just use Blaze and 2-Hit. When its health drops below 50%, it'll add in Pile to the mix. If poison manages to land on any of your party members, it will do 80-100 damage per turn so you have to heal it fast. If you take too long to kill the Chimaera, Slaveimps will join the fight.
- Pile (Uses Legs): Deals damage to one party member and splashes to its neighbours. Every hit target has a chance of being poisoned.
- Blaze (Uses Head): Deals fire-elemental damage to one row.
- 2-Hit (Uses Arms): Deals damage to a single party member twice.
- Brute Tail (Worth: 776 en)
- Brute Wing (Worth: 30000 en)
Conditional Drop Edit
- To get the Chimaera's conditional drop, the Brute Wing, kill it whilst it's poisoned.
Chimaera (Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold) Edit
Chimaera returns in the remake, keeping its role as the first stratum boss. The fight remains mostly the same, but the boss is no longer aided by Slaveimps, instead being flanked by two Vampire Bats. Killing them beforehand makes the battle a lot easier.
The room where Chimaera resides is dotted by several traps. Leading Chimaera into these will weaken him, lowering his health each time he falls into one and causing the boss to move slower on the map. If you activate all the traps, the boss will have roughly half of its health left when starting the fight thus making the fight much easier. Also, if all the traps are activated, it is possible for the beast's legs to be bound, preventing its deadliest attack, Snake Pile, altogether.
Chimaera's main attack is Blaze, a fire attack that deals damage to a target and splash damage to the adjacent characters. Its most dangerous attack, however, is Snake Pile, which deals heavy damage, pierces across the front and back rows, and inflicts poison on the targets. The damage, couple with the poison is often fatal, and having means to counter this is very important to survive. Double Strike deals heavy damage to two random targets. Menacing Roar is also a dangerous attack, as it lowers the defense of the entire party.
Having means to avoid poison is crucial for this battle. Having accessories that protect you against it, eating food from the restaurant that offer resistance to it or an Sovereign with Prevent Order will keep you safe from it. Chimaera is weak against ice, striking him with that element is the easiest way to inflict damage. Buffing your attack and defense, or debuffing the boss is also important, as the Chimaera has a lot of health, considerably high defenses and can lower your defenses with one of his attacks. Binding its legs is helpful, as it stops Chimaera from using Snake Pile, it's most dangerous attack. Binding its head blocks Blaze on the other hand.
- Snake Pile (Uses Legs): Line-piercing stab attack, may poison.
- Great Blaze (Uses Head): Strong fire attack with splash effect.
- Double Strike (Uses Arms): 2 random cut attacks across the party.
- Menacing Roar (Uses Head): Lowers the defense of the entire party.
- Brutal Tail (Worth: 208 en)
- Poison Wing (Worth: 780 en)
Conditional Drop Edit
- In order to get its conditional drop, Poison Wing, you must kill Chimaera with poison damage. Killing it while it's poisoned will NOT suffice.
- Is based on the monster with the same name in the Greek mythology. A monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of more than one animal.