Caves of Narshe: Final Fantasy IX
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Hades: Boss and Shopkeep

Guide by  Shotgunnova
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Edited by  Rangers51
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The master synthesist you may have heard about is actually this optional boss that can be encountered only the fourth disc. In Memoria's ocean room, which is just past the second save point, search behind the right-hand rock formation to find it. There is no field icon to tell you it's there, so just mash the "talk" button to find it. If you talk to it enough, you'll get the chance to fight, but, before you do, be ready with:

Hades
Hades
Boss Monster
Can't Flee
Type
Level
HP
MP
Gil
Exp
Attack
Magic Atk.
Flying, Demon
92
65535
9999
9638
65535
115
30
Evasion
Defense
Mag. Def.
Mag. Evade
Speed
Strength
Spirit
Eaten Magic
9
27
10
11
50
30
55
None
Stolen Items
Dropped Items
Dropped Card
Slot 1: δWing Edge
Slot 2: δElixir
Slot 3: δElixir
Slot 4: δElixir
♥Holy
Elemental Absorb
Elemental Immunities
Shadow
Earth
Elemental Resistence
Elemental Weakness
None
Holy
Status Immunity
Petrify, Venom, Virus, Silence, Blind, Trouble, Zombie, Confuse, Berserk, Stop, Auto-Life, Trance, Defend, Poison, Sleep, Regen, Float, Heat, Freeze, Vanish, Doom, Mini, Gradual Petrify
  

Going all out here is crucial in all manners, because Hades' Doomsday will hit allies and heal Hades, too. This is why you must equip everyone as described above, to at the very least nullify the damage and not get hammered while he heals up. Luckily, when he's powering his sword, he's not in attack mode, so that's when you should heal up and strike the hardest. Shock + No Mercy + Holy is a great combo to knock down his HP, so this isn't the most difficult fray you'll jump into. Here's a good way to divide the labor, since this battle can be incredibly annoying if you get off on the wrong foot:

After Hades has died, he'll open his shop for you, which is the only place to learn Dagger's final eidolon Ark from a δPumice.

Here's the entire shop:

Hades' Synthesis
δOpal 100 + δOre + δPotion
δPeridot 100 + δOre + δSoft
δTopaz 100 + δOre + δEye Drops
δAmethyst 200 + δOre + δAnnoyntment
δSapphire 200 + δOre + δAntidote
δPhoenix Pinion 300 + δPhoenix Down + δGysahl Greens
δGarnet 350 + δOre + δRemedy
δLapis Lazuli 400 + δOre + δDead Pepper
δEther 500 + δEcho Screen + δVaccine
δPumice Piece 25000 + δPumice + δHammer
δRobe Of Lords 30000 + δWhite Robe + δBlack Robe
δProtect Ring 40000 + δDark Matter + δRebirth Ring
δPumice 50000 + δPumice Piece + δPumice Piece
δSave The Queen 50000 + δJavelin + δSilver Gloves
δTin Armor 50000 + δHammer + δOre

Note: If you make the δTin Armor, you can't witness a special scene during the ending, which requires the δHammer in the inventory. Learn more about the δHammer's role at the Stellazzio page.

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