Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore is an enhanced port of the original Wii U JRPG, and it comes packed with all previously released DLC packs and some new costumes. It’s also still a pretty challenging game with boss fights that will push you to the limit. Here’s how to beat Gangrel in Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore.
How to Beat Gangrel in Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore
As the third major boss of the game, Gangrel is a serious adversary that will prove to be even more of a challenge than Aversa. It’s highly recommended that you hit the level 23-24 range before attempting this fight, and have Itsuki, Touma, and Kiria in your party.
You’ll want to make sure that Kiria already knows Mabufu, and that someone on your party has Rakukaja. Bonus points if you also have Rakunda and Tarukaja.
The fight with Gangrel always starts off the same way. He can move twice each turn, and his first turn will always be spent summoning mobs and shielding himself with them. The dangerous part here is that both Gangrel and the mobs can use sword and axe attacks, which also have Session follow-ups.
Both Kiria and Itsuki are susceptible here, and getting hit with Session Attacks can easily wipe them out with just one turn. Because of this, it’s important that you buff the party with Rakukaja before the mobs show up. If you have Sukukaja or Sukunda, you can also increase your evasion rate.
When the mobs show up, have Kiria use Mabufu to hit all of them, and target the Barbarians. This will allow your other two characters to follow up with Session attacks to quickly take out the mobs. Touma can use his lance skills to focus on the Myrmidon while Kiria spams Mabufu, and Itsuki should focus on buffing and healing as necessary.
Once you take out the mobs, Gangrel’s next move will be Strobe of Light, which can inflict Seal on your party members, preventing them from using skills. Make sure you remove this as soon as possible, then focus on hitting Gangrel with ice and lance skills to exploit his weaknesses.
Once he’s down to half health, he’ll summon mobs again, so take them out quickly to enter the last phase of the fight.
In the final phase, Gangrel will start using an Ultra version of his Dice attack, which does slash damage to your entire party. You’ll want to have Rakukaja on your party before taking out the last mob so you’re ready for this, and if possible, Tarukaja and Rakunda as well for maximum damage.
At this point, if you have enough SP saved up, have Kiria use her Deep Chill move on Gangrel, and you’ll hopefully be able to burn him down quickly with Session attacks.
To recap, here’s how to beat Gangrel in Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore:
- Bring Kiria and Touma into the fight.
Make sure Kiria knows Mabufu, and someone in your party has Rakukaja.
- Rakukaja your party, and focus on burning the mobs quickly with Mabufu and Session attacks.
- Attack the boss with ice and lance skills to exploit his weakness.
- If your characters get Seal, heal that up immediately with an Amrita Soda.
- In the final phase, start using Kiria’s Deep Chill attack to burn him down quickly.