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Arthur

Arthur is a monster in the Dark Cloud series. In Dark Cloud, it is first encountered in the Moon Sea. In Dark Cloud 2, it is first encountered in Mount Gundor's Star Path, Floor 3. Uther is the boss variation of Arthur, and is found in the Moon Flower Palace's Spiral of Dreams.

For quotes regarding this monster, see Steve's Quotes or Monster Quotes.

Dark CloudEdit

StrategyEdit

In Dark Cloud, Arthur is fast, powerful, has lots of HP, and quickly wears down a weapon's WHp bar. It can be difficult to fight at close range, as it will lunge with its spear, dealing massive damage and causing knockback. Ungaga is probably the best character to use at close range, since his spears reach the furthest. Using a ranged character is the safest way to defeat it, though it can still defend at times.

Monster NotesEdit

Dark Cloud Arthur
Habitat Moon Sea, Demon Shaft Fire Zone
Type Metal
Hit Points 600
ABS 15
Defend Yes
Weakness Thunder
Steal Repair Powder

Dark Cloud 2Edit

StrategyEdit

In Dark Cloud 2, Arthur is heavily armored, moves fast, and hits hard. It has three attacks, the first is a far-reaching lunge with its lance when in melee range. The second is a ranged attack, in which it will fire rockets that home in on its target from a distance. The rockets are identical to the ones used by the Ridepod's Missile Arm. Its third and rarely-used attack is a swift punch with its other hand. The Arthur only performs this move when you are very close to it adjacent to its non-lance arm.

Arthur is vulnerable to Lightning. A Lightning Stone will instantly kill it (and all other variations of this monster). Otherwise, it's best to use ranged attacks (preferably with a high Lightning stat), or a powerful Ridepod arm, such as the Nova Cannon or Samurai Arm. If your Ridepod is not upgraded sufficiently, a steady barrage of Monica's magic or Max's grenade launcher is your best bet to safely deal with it. If you are gutsy enough to use Max's wrench, use only one or two hits and stay near its lance arm and strafe. Staying near its other arm is likely to be met with unpredictable punch.

Monster NotesEdit

Dark Cloud 2 Arthur Lancer Iron Spear Flying Steel
Habitat Mount Gundor Star Path Moon Flower Palace Zelmite Mine Zelmite Mine Depths
Type Windup Windup Windup Windup
Hit Points 780 1900 10000 11800
Attack/Defense 82/60 115/71 142/92 198/130
ABS/Gilda 156/68 200/147 300/160 600/130
Weakness Lightning (250%), Smash (200%) Lightning (250%), Smash (200%) Lightning (250%), Smash (200%) Lightning (250%), Smash (200%)
Effective Weapons None None None None
Ineffective Weapons Sword (50%), Gun (50%), Beam (50%) Sword (50%), Gun (50%), Beam (50%) Sword (50%), Gun (50%), Beam (50%) Sword (50%), Gun (50%), Beam (50%)
Item Inventory Escape Powder Escape Powder Escape Powder Escape Powder

TriviaEdit

  • Arthur and its variations will sometimes taunt the player, making a gesture with its "hand."
  • Arthur may be based on King Aurthur Pendragon, as it has knight-like characteristics. Similarly, Uther may be based on Uther Pendragon.

GalleryEdit

Monsters in Dark Cloud
Monsters in Dark Cloud 2