10-11-2007, 08:47 PM

well I'm fighting Cid and his 4 rook's. I have all 6 characters in Level 35, and I cannot beat him. I can take out 2 rook's, and as soon as I do, they start attacking non stop. I referred to my FF12 players guide and it does not help, and i checked gamefaqs and it says the same damn thing the guide does. So, I was wondering if there was any special tactic or anything I could do to get those last 2 rook's down. Any Advice at all, Thanks in advance.

10-11-2007, 08:53 PM
I think you can put the rooks to sleep and then use magicks, though I'm not certain. Failing that cast Protect/Haste constantly and use items to heal as they're quicker. Use Quickenings as much as you can to get concurrences-the rooks will go down one by one. Once they're down, Cid should be fairly easy.

Edit: If you use attacks that hit all foes at the same time (Aeroga works well) you can probably take down all 4 rooks at basically the same time and save yourself the hassle altogether.

10-11-2007, 11:27 PM
Well, they all have reflect casted so it's kinda tough to use any black magic on them. I could try dispel and sleep very quickly, but it's tough because of the other 3 attacking, i dont know if any of that advice will work, but i'll consider it. thanks dude

10-12-2007, 08:14 AM
There are items that allow you to cast magic through reflect, though I don't know if you have them or not.

10-12-2007, 03:33 PM
Like the Mote Items? I didnt even think of those, I dont' know if they will much damage, plus, i don't know if they will attack more than 1 rook.

10-12-2007, 04:38 PM
I meant accessories. I can't remember which one, but some type of ring allows magic from that caster to pass through reflect.

10-12-2007, 04:42 PM
oh ic. Pretty sure I dont have it i'll check today when I play again. Any other tricks to beating his ass?

10-12-2007, 04:52 PM
Umm...Honestly, I was at least in the mid-fifties if not at least level sixty when I fought Cid, so what worked for me might not work for you. I didn't recall having any problems; the only thing I really remember from that battle was that I was bummed because I was trying to steal from all the rooks and some died before I could.

10-12-2007, 05:27 PM
yea i have all 6 in level 35. Some people have said they had 3 of there characters up there, and then the other 3 in the 20's becuase they were playing the game with just 3 haha. Well i'll keep trying, and mabey come up with something.

10-14-2007, 12:49 AM
Hmm. A while back I had a couple characters in about mid-20s and the rest below 20s and got stuck there, but actually managed to put up a pretty good fight. I'd say he's definitely beatable with the levels you have. Are you very familiar with using Quickenings? Try maybe ganging up on the Rooks with Quickenings and try to get in a good finisher. Then good after Cid. Put up any good defensive / status magic you have --- Protect/Haste/Bubble (if by some chance you have that) on Gambit and make sure it stays on. Good luck!

Zetsubou Billy
10-14-2007, 05:02 AM
Cast Reflect on your characters and cast spells on them. A little something I learned reading manga and playing FFX. Always always always have your best "cure" spell in the second gambit, and Raise, or phoenix down (preferably Arise, but you get that much later) above that. Haste is always good, as is Protect. Berserk only as a last resort-it's too untrustworthy.

Quantum Link
10-14-2007, 04:17 PM
I was around that level too, but my Fran, Ashe and Penelo were about lvl 20. I used 3 chars to complete that game. Let me be straight with you. Quickenings. You should have all quickenings on all your chars by now. First, use your 3 best chars to take mass damage from him, then use your 2 best chars who don't have any MP left, and your next best char WITH a quickening, and start spamming again, etc.

10-16-2007, 12:33 AM
damn, Forgot I posted this thread.

I beat him friday night. All I did, was start off with a good quickening chain with Fran, Basch, and Ashe, then Brought Vaan in and had him summon Belias. I just kept Belias healed until he casted hellfire. That won me the battle. Thanks for your replys guys, I also considered that reflect trick.

thanks again

Zetsubou Billy
10-16-2007, 11:48 PM
S'not my trick, actually. Got it from the Magus Sisters in FFX. Nice job though.

02-17-2008, 06:05 AM
My chars for defeating Cid were Penelo with Recurve Crossbow and lead bolts (Medic/spellcaster/Ranger) Vaan (Melee warrior with shielded armor and pretty good katana), and Basch with Platinum sword and Crystal Shield (medic/support mage/melee). My strategy was after seeing the the PALING was put up (phys. dmg immunity), i went for the rooks instead as they were casting support magic and hurting Vaan and Basch as well. There are, as you've seen from them, 4 rooks, which apparrently have a messload of hp, it's best that you focus on one with one straight melee and one melee who will also heal as well. Have those two focus on one rook, when one falls have them both attack the next one and so forth. When all four are gone, Cid will begin to move toward the doors you stepped through to begin the fight. Stay as close to him as possible as he will unleash only once, a powerful attack that affects the center to far side of the room. When that is over with, switch to your distance medic and move them back so the chances of them being targeted will be severely reduced. If you have it, which you prolly do, cast Berserk on your melee warrior, use protect if you want as well, Cid will be focused on your "tank". Now pumped up and shielded, bring your other melee in as well, if necessary, have your controllable melee heal up your beserker or themselves as well, then go back in and tear it up with Cid. After that, it's only a matter of time before Cid takes his leave while he's still living. Then you can kick back, and bask in the self-proclaimed glory of victory with a cold bottle of pepsi (that was for advertising purposes as I love pepsi). It took me a couple tries to figure out a good battle plan, but once you have a solid one, battles will be over in a fingersnap. Understanding what the enemy is capable of is always essential to a battle, feel free to ask me or talk to me on AIM if you are having trouble with the game, depending on which part it is i may be able to provide some information.

02-17-2008, 06:14 AM
Nobody's going to talk to you on AIM because the thread you just revived to post that strategy tip is over four months old. I'm sure the original poster has knocked it to Cid by now.

02-17-2008, 06:39 AM
My sincerest apologies. I havent been on a forum for ages so I am new once again. I just hope we can become friends and be of some help to others

Rainbow Boogers
02-21-2008, 12:03 AM
Nobody's going to talk to you on AIM because the thread you just revived to post that strategy tip is over four months old. I'm sure the original poster has knocked it to Cid by now.

Instead of stating the obvious, look at it this way.

This thread may be old, but the information can help someone who is having the same problem with Cid. The more information, the more this thread will become reliable.

02-21-2008, 12:04 AM
But we love stating the obvious around here. Welcome to the Shrine!