So here I am, thinking I'm overleveled (a lot of my characters are near or at their own role Level 4's) and I didn't really have any problems with the entire tower, I usually got a 5 star rating on any battle except for a couple...but this boss is just annoying.
I had a weak party for the first couple of times but switched to the following:
Snow - Light - Fang
Each has around 3,300 HP
My Paradigms were as follows:
RAV - MED - SAB
RAV - MED - COM
RAV - RAV - COM
RAV - COM - COM
SEN - MED - SAB
I usually have a good rhythm going for a while.
RAV - MED - SAB to Debuff and make sure I stay healed. This starts charging of the Stagger
Switch fag to the COM to keep the chain gauge going...once he's staggered, I unload on him with RAV - COM - COM until he's done, switch back to RAV - MED - SAB to debuff and start all over again. Each time he's staggered, I can usually knock off around 400,000 HP. After 3 staggers though, when he's down to around 1 mil HP...he casts some Diverity Plague or something and puts every status effect on all my characters and deals damage to all of them, usually knocking them down to the low yellow range (around 1,000 HP, and magically all his debuffs disappear. Usually he does one of two things, either he casts Haste followed by Faith and then his Firestorm attack, which rips the party away and kills everyone, or he'll cast Haste and then swipes at all my characters and kills them all. I can't seem to get rid of the status effects fast enough.
I'm wondering what other people's strategies were?
I was considering switching Snow out for Sazh, as he has access to Haste, Protect and Shell...but I'm not sure if he has enough HP to survive....this boss is really annoying with his 2.6 million HP.
any ideas? thanks in advance.