versdor Nov 7, 2013 @ 1:20am
How Do You Kill The Ghost Of Christmas Future?
Help! I'm on Christmas Island, doing the first Quest. I've come up against the Ghost Of Christmas Future, and he keeps beating me. It's getting chronic. Does anyone know how to beat him with the Seraphim, please?

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John the Village Idiot Nov 7, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Hit him harder? There's no real strategy to any of the bosses in Sacred 2.
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Siddha Nov 7, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
I have not fought that boss; but have you checked what elemental effects he has - and made sure to protect yourself? First priority is to mitigate and stay alive.
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versdor Nov 7, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Thanks NwptRaisins. This is probably what I need to do. i think you cna work out a strategy of sorts, but whether this applies to all bosses, and all the time, is impossible to say.

To answer Siddha, he's vulnerable to Fire and Physical. I think it's physical. He's definately vulnerable to Fire. I've got an idea for a strategy. If it works, I'll let you know. even if it doesn't, I'll still let you know.

Sorry if this is going Off Topic, but with General Terus, another Boss, I stood back with my Seraphim, and blasted him with an energy pistol. That finished him. Blasted strategy didn;'t work with The Ghost Of Christmas Future.

Anyway, I'll try out what both ideas and let you know what happened.
versdor Nov 8, 2013 @ 2:55am 
Still having no luck. Mostly because The Ghost of Christmas Future isn't alone. He enlists Snow Cats, Polar Bears and Ghosts Of Christmas Present to help him.

This is getting stupid. Tough battles I don't mind. Unwinnable battles I mind exccedingly. They're also called Losing Battles.

I'm sick of this. I just want to finish the Can Christmas Be Saved Storyline, and get on with the poxy game.
Just A Good Ole Boy Nov 8, 2013 @ 5:29am 
It's not an "unwinnable battle", I just blew through that whole Island in 15 minutes with a level 32 Seraphim. There is no strategies to beating bosses. You have to have good armor, good weapons, and knowledge in how to properly socket them
Siddha Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:42am 
My point above was not as to what damage the boss is vulnerable to - although that is important also....

My point was as to what kind of damage does the boss deal...
and have you done all you can to protect yourself from as much as possible....mitigation.

http://www.sacredwiki.org/index.php/Sacred_2:Damage_Mitigation
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versdor Nov 8, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
Sorry Siddha, I misunderstood what you were saying.

To answer your question, the boss deals out Ice, Magic and Physical Damage.

My Serepahim's armour mostly boosts her Combat Arts. She does have a ring which protects her from Ice Damage. Something like that.

As regards Damage Mitigation, I understand what you mean now.

She has two Set Pieces from different Sets, Light Battle Plate and Protective Gloves. Forgottenthe names of the Sets.

These have Damage Mithgation properties. So it might be an idea to equip them while fighting this Boss?
Siddha Nov 8, 2013 @ 6:28pm 
In the botton lefthand corner of the interface there are slots that take relics which boost protection against ice & magic & poison & fire. You can buy the relics from merchants under jewelery. So load up with some protection.

How about combat arts buffs...bottom righthand corner.
versdor Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:26pm 
Relics currently loaded are Magic. i have Ice, Fire and Poison as well. For the Ghost Of Christmas Future, I loaded the Ice Relics, and later the Magic Relics. I did this because the Ice Relics didn't seem to work on him.

Loaded Buffs and Cleansing Brilliance and Warding Energy. I've got a horrible suspicion he can turn off Buffs.

I found a shield outside Thylisium which has Damage Mitigation. Could prove useful.
Siddha Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:49am 
You should also ask over on the Dark Matters forum.
Some great info there...and friendly helpful folk.

http://darkmatters.org/forums/

ps just had a look there and I see you have a thread.
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Charllize Nov 10, 2013 @ 9:25am 
yes this boss is strong...now. I play S2 before some years and this boss not that strong. I think CM patch make him harder, but maybe too much harder. With compare previously encountered bosses and mobs this is very very big dificulty spike.
versdor Nov 11, 2013 @ 1:28am 
Think you're right, Charlize. The Ghost felt stronger than in earlier patches.

I beat him yesterday. I'll tell you what I did.


This is what I did. I'm working from memory, and I beat him about 7:15 this eveningm Sunday 10th November. It is now 9:30.



I cleared the area, beating all the Snow Cats and Polar Bears before runnuing up to the Mesa. Once here, I got the ghost to chase me. I ran back to the dock, doubled back and ran up the path the the Mesa again. The Ghost gave chase.

Once here, I managed to back him into the eastern side, near the edge. Here, I pelted him with a combination of Blaster fire, from the Unique Energy Pistol Death Girrh, Radiant Pillar, Baneful Smite, Flaring Nova and God's Gift. My Seraphim's deity is Lumen.

In time, he went down. I took the branch from the Tree Of Wonders, finished the Quest. I'm now collecting the Christmas Decorations.

I'm certain some of those monsters, Polar Bears seem to specialise in this, can turn off Buffs. Because they've been turned off on more than one occasion.

The Minion Ghosts were left at the dock. I encountered them after returning to the Dock after my Seraphim was killed. They were easy enough to defeat. Nothing like the Ghost Of Christmas Future.

That was last night (Sunday).

I've finished Christmas Island now.

The other Bosses weren't too bad. The worst characters were the Former Christmas Trees and the Furies. The Furies cancelled buffs, which was both scary and annoying. The trees mobbed. They were strong enough alone. Several were pure hell.

I'm not certain how to put pictures into posts here. Oherwise I'd show you Christmas seraphim.
Siddha Nov 11, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
Thanks for the update versdor...you persisted and overcame :)
versdor Nov 12, 2013 @ 6:51pm 
In the end. At least i'll have a strategy for next time.
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