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Been playing Final Fantasy VI again because of having more free time on my hands and I haven't played it in years.


My version on this play through as my characters all have strange names like Mash instead of Sabin, but I can't see that as a reason as to why he totally trashes me. I still have Shadow in my party and I don't feel particularly under-levelled. I'm around 75% sure I can finish him with a Pheonix Down but this always feels dirty to me.

Is there something I should know about? Or am I just going to have to level up?

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I'm... Fairly sure a Phoenix down kills it in one hit. And there is no shame in that. =P – Fluttershy Jun 12 '12 at 23:10
@Fluttershy It's not just that, but I feel like there is a reason I'm not beating him and I want to address it – jumping_code Jun 12 '12 at 23:12
By suplexing the damn thing, clearly. :P – Rilgon Arcsinh Jun 13 '12 at 1:12
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The Phantom Train's weakness is Fire, Lightning, and Pearl (any cure-type attack).

If you reeeeeallly don't want to use a Phoenix Down (which kills him in one shot), just have Sabin use Aurabolt, Shadow throw Shurikens, and Cyan perform his third Swordtech skill, which may be Slash or Dispatch. He'll go down eventually.

You can also use potions to chip away at his HP if any of your party gets imped.

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Shadow has no Shurikens. I have no idea what Dispatch is, like I said my version is different. – jumping_code Jun 12 '12 at 23:19
Use his first or his third swordtech skill. I think Slash is his first and Dispatch his third. – PileOfDuty Jun 12 '12 at 23:22
Ah found it. That worked a treat. It's called Fang in my version. How strange – jumping_code Jun 12 '12 at 23:23
The re-translated script (e.g. the GBA version) uses notably different names for the SwordTech skills. – CloudyMusic Jun 13 '12 at 16:20

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