Holy Smokes!!!! was I taken' off guard. I thought Count Waltz was gonna be a cake walk for me. He absolutely makes me look stupid, he's destroying me every time, no competition.
I can barely kill his Dragon nevermind him. I'm using Jazz for Heat Blade/Whirlwind harmony chains, Viola shooting arrows from afar, and Frederic is my healer. Frederics' Spirits Pathway is an amazing healer for me, waaaay better than Viola's Heal arrow.
My wife thinks i'm gonna smash my controller through the T.V. screen everytime Waltz kicks my butt. I've tried about 6 or 7 times now and can't even make him break a sweat. I'm thinking maybe I should go back and level up my characters a couple more levels.
Any advice? I usually don't make new threads or posts unless I'm REALLY having trouble, 2nd Tuba wasn't even this hard.
My team was:
What I did was had Viola, as known, move as far away from everyone else as possible, and shoot. NORMALLY< the dragon tends to go after her though. I had the other two completely ignore Waltz until the dragon was dead, because, as I learned in games, don't even out damage, take them out one at a time. Allegretto has a few moves that can knock out a second or two of an enemy attack, as well as he is fast, strong, and on decent HP. Having him with Werewolf Choker on just attacking building up combos for Frederic. After this, I have Frederic attack, and whirl the whole thing into a fully charged Spirits Pathway, and from that, on the second Harmony Chain, swing it into a Legion Full....whatever it is called. It is nice seeing a 100% recovery followed by 99999 damage to all enemies around at a full charge, I kid you not, 99999. Once the Dragon died, I just did the same with Waltz. I never let Allegretto use his skills unless my chain was down and his turn was ready to end. Just save it ALL for Frederic. If you have those two light moves, use them, they will work wonders.
Ah ha, I found a little bit of a trick accidentally after a lot of frustration and time spent trying to level up my guys. (This is by far the hardest boss fight I've had, I didn't have to try to level my players before.)
First of all, I used March, Jazz, and Frederic (38,39,38). Put Frederic way up north to cast Spirits Pathway 3 times each round. Have Jazz take on Waltz.
Now, here's the wrinkle: Put March on the opposite side of the Dragon from Waltz to build up the echo meter and to stay out of harms way for the most part. What's interesting is that Waltz will start to go after March, but he often gets stuck running up against the dragon wasting his turn! Seems to be a bug in the logic of the game. Anyways, now that he is up against the dragon and most likely with his back to Jazz, Jazz can easily rack up 32 echos hitting both of them at the same time and do a massive special chain hitting them.
Once I figured that out, it was pretty easy to defeat him. If anything, it gets difficult once the dragon finally dies, but by then Waltz is pretty hurt.
Resist the temptation to focus on the dragon (it's pretty weak anyways) and don't crowd around Waltz because he will just do multiple hits on your guys and you'll be scrambling to try to keep everyone alive.
Hope this helps those googling the subject!
Yeah his is one tricky B**bleep**stard.. and I've seen that situation on the many attempts to get him boxed in.. Yah! you did Well!!!! lol and at such low levels
On my second play through.. mmm
everybody dies at least once..
I hated Count Waltz.... I did my second play through all the way.. Reunion, Dolce (3rd fight), Ezi then had just Beat take on Count Waltz.. the level was too much for ole Count Watlz.Eternal Sonata Boss Fight Encore Count Waltz & Ruined Body
Wow. I'm happy to say that I beat Waltz and his dragon the first time with Frederic, Salsa, and Viola. Frederic and Viola both at 38 and Salsa a few levels behind. Viola from afar, Salsa as my echo builder, and Frederic as a healer and tank at most times. The only one who died was Frederic although quite a few times, around 6 if I remember correctly.
Took out the dragon first making sure that my chars would end up facing Waltz so I can guard. Bomb the dragon with attacks, build up echoes, Harmony Chain, Spirit's Pathway when Salsa or Frederic is on the red, rinse, and repeat. Did the same thing with Waltz though I nearly lost when he was killing Frederic on every turn because this was a long battle and I was getting hungry. Had to waste my turns on Angel Trumpets and Heal Arrow. I just ran away from him to recover and get my groove back then just hit him hard. I guess I was lucky. =D