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Nail Burst

The Nail Burst is a boss monster in Dark Chronicle, encountered in the first dead end of the Zelmite Mine. It is the boss variation of the Vanguard, and is optional in terms of completing the game. Only two are ever encountered in the game; once you defeat these two in the Dead End 1, they will not be replaced. Nail Bursts are considered the 'prestige' versions of the Vanguard family, being covered in decorative materials and patterns. This is not surprising, as their power is as high as their attempt for fashion.

Battle Tactics[]

See Vanguard for the attack types of this monster, as they are palette swap of the monster with exactly the same behavioral traits. Nail Bursts are extremely powerful, having an attack and defense running on the same lines as the top end monsters seen on the Seeping Light floor of Zelmite Mine's depths. They do retain the Vanguard's original behavior of only moving towards you at a certain distance. Because of this, the Ridepod is a very good choice against these monsters, preferably with the highest power Samurai Arm or Nova Cannon arm available, or other arms with a high smash stat. Winning this boss fight nets you a Healing Coin and a Sun Stone, which can be used to create the Nova Cannon IV if you've already used your other Sun Stone.

Monster Notes[]

Dark Cloud 2 Nail Burst
Habitat Zelmite Mine Dead End 1
Type Boss
Hit Points 18000
Attack/Defense 180/110
ABS/Gilda 400/110
Weakness Flame (150%), Lightning (150%), Smash (200%)
Effective Weapons None
Ineffective Weapons Wrench (50%), Sword (10%), Gun (10%), Beam (50%), Magic (50%)
Item Inventory Repair Powder, Flame Crystal, Hunk of Copper