In Final Fantasy 16, the main mission “A Chance Encounter” is where you will first run into Shiva's Dominant, the game's first act first boss, so after beating the Eikon of Fire. It takes a combination of dexterity, accuracy, and strategic thinking to defeat the Shiva's Dominant. Your complete focus and perseverance are required to defeat this enemy due to his great power and powerful skills. In this article, we will provide some useful tips and advice to help you fight this tough boss and advance in the game.
Location, rewards, and abilities
As was previously mentioned, players will confront Shiva's Dominant boss during the main quest “A Chance Encounter,” which takes place in the Nysa Defila region of the Dhalmekian Republic. Clive is to make a difference in this tight struggle, he will need to use every one of his abilities, and if he does, everyone involved will gain.
Players will receive 48 Experience Points (XP) to help them advance in their adventure and 200 Gil as a token of appreciation for their loyalty and labor, along with several accessories including Potion, High Potion, Steelsilk, and Frozen Tear. These prizes commemorate the players' victorious overthrow of Shiva's Dominant, which is symbolized by the victory insignia and items that resemble trophies.
However, it must be kept in mind that Shiva's Dominant should not be treated recklessly. This dangerous boss, like Clive, has unique abilities that drastically affect the course of combat. It takes meticulous planning and preparation to overcome them because of Shiva's Dominant ability, Blizzaga. In order to provide you with all the information you need to face off against this formidable adversary, we'll delve into great detail on Shiva's Dominant's Blizzaga skill in the final clause of this article.
How to defeat Shiva's Dominant
Shiva's Dominant is a formidable ranged magic user that uses the freezing power of Ice to attack her foes from a distance. You can use the Phoenix Shift ability to get closer to Shiva in order to counteract her abilities, then use a quick Rising Flames combo to deal a lot of damage while closing the gap between you and Shiva. It is important to note that her melee assaults are ineffective in stopping your progress.
Shiva briefly but noticeably moves as she prepares to fire her icy projectiles, giving you the chance to anticipate and respond appropriately. You can take advantage of the situation by performing a deadly Precision Attack in retaliation by timing your Precision Dodge correctly. She will eventually revert to casting a simple Area of Effect (AoE) spell within her immediate surroundings if you are able to weaken her through consistent damage or remain close for a specific period of time. Watch for any signs of ice forming on the ground to avoid being hit by this dangerous spell. As soon as you see these warning signs, quickly leave the area and approach her from a safe distance before resuming your relentless attack by launching a barrage of combinations.
Shiva's Dominant ability
Blizzaga is a unique and formidable Area of Effect (AoE) skill that unleashes a torrent of icicles, scattering them across the entire battlefield. Just like Shiva's primary AoE attack, it is crucial to steer clear of the ice formations that materialize on the ground, as they serve as a clear indication of where the icicles will descend.
When dealing with Blizzaga, it is crucial to be cautious and have quick reactions. Avoid standing where there are frozen spots since they serve as warning signs of the coming icicle attack. By paying great attention to the ground, you can spot these frosty warning signs and swiftly relocate to a safer area, ensuring your survival and lowering the likelihood that you will receive injuries from the ice shards when they fall.
In light of Blizzaga's capacity for destruction, keep in mind that situational awareness and reactivity are crucial. You can successfully avoid the approaching icicles by avoiding the icy ground and staying alert. This will maintain your battle efficiency and allow you to position yourself for a tactical counterattack.