Hey, I've been somewhat obsessed with this game lately, playing both AC and CS mode.
I wanted to ask a bit about Phantom Castle on AC. I'm playing so far purely on survival here, but what is the trigger on him going to second phase? Enough damage on the fish itself, parts destroyed too erraticly, or both?
With all ships but Legend and Next, the main fish itself seems to be extremely difficult as dodging those homing lasers are nearly impossible (Or is there a tactic on dodging those?), but I've seen videos of people killing the boss before it can do much on the second part.
What should I do to kill it without spending too much time on phase 2?
Also, going to Thousand Knives with Second (On AC again), everything else is somewhat easy but those purple homing lasers. I lose 10+ arm on those things alone. Any suggestions on how to dodge those things? Thanks!
There is a trick involved to dodging those homing lasers (and even then I have a hard time pulling it off consistently). Basically you should be misdirecting the first batch of homing lasers by moving to the bottom left and then right as they're about to move in, and dodging the rest by moving diagonally upwards to the left. It's easier to do with ships that have a higher movement speed like the Formula or Origin. When in doubt, you can cancel them with a Fixed Burst, though you usually won't have enough energy to cancel all of them.
Doing enough damage to the fish is usually what triggers its second form, so you want to speedkill Phantom Castle as fast as possible in order to avoid dealing with the homing lasers in the first place. You can have a Fixed Burst aimed at the core during the first phase to maximize your damage output on top of pointblanking it. If Phantom Castles fires its Burst during the second phase right after it enters it second phase, it usually means its on low health, and you can proceed to Counterburst him.
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