QUOTE (Fleta @ Apr 8 2013, 03:38 PM)
I started out again with the Final Final. Once I got to the first shrine area, I met up with Foo the Fighter(?) (Foo the something)... Man oh MAN! Is there a way to get him? I tried getting rid of his MP's... That didn't faze him. I tried fighting and Fizzing him... That didn't work, he healed 79 points at a time AND still was able to hit me. I barely escaped with my head on (4 points out of 60 after 3 herbs and 5 Heal spells). My second level Azuli wasn't so lucky... Any clues? I never met him before. And he was the first monster I met.
That is a hard first encounter for stepping into Rhemhage for the first time! Foo the Hero can be pretty easy, but you pretty much need to have the whole party at level 4 (either Aldain and Oruba, or Aldain/Oruba/Azuli) to beat him easily. You'll also need upgraded gear from what you can buy in Erdrich.
Try him again when you beat the region or almost beat it. The encounter isn't super common, but it is by far from "rare" too. His drop (Foo Foil) is definitely worth it - so much so that you probably won't stop using it until Bariden.
Something to note is that all notorious monsters (even ones that you think would be fast) have really low agility.
So you can always escape from them easily. Foo the Hero is among the few that is hard to beat once to start a region - most of them *can* be beaten as soon as you see them as long as you've been keeping your level pretty decent (Ice Giant and Startled Shelly may be another exception).
This post has been edited by Orias Obderhode: Apr 8 2013, 02:10 PM