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Rare Jacket

The Rare Jacket is a boss monster in Dark Chronicle, encountered in the second dead end of the Zelmite Mine. It is the boss variation of the Skeleton Soldier, and is optional in terms of completing the game. Only eight of them are encountered in the entire game; after defeating them in the Dead End 2, they are never encountered again. These skeletons appear to be made entirely out of gold, but they no different behaviorally from their skeletal brethren. The name Rare Jacket may be a reference to Dark Cloud's Master Jacket enemy.

Battle Tactics[]

See Skeleton Soldier for tactics on their behavior. Although the Rare Jackets function identically to the Skeleton Soldier, their large health pool, and swarming numbers means that defeating the Rare Jackets will be much tougher. Slowly approach the Rare Jackets, lure one or two away from the pack, and deal with them as you normally would a Skeleton Soldier. The lock-on system has a tendency to target the Rare Jackets furthest from you, so it is best to either use it sparsely or avoid using it entirely. Use charged attacks to knock them down, and repeat until all eight Rare Jackets are dead. Winning this boss fight nets you an Absorption Coin and Moon Stone.

Monster Notes[]

Dark Cloud 2 Rare Jacket
Habitat Zelmite Mine Dead End 2
Type Boss
Hit Points 15000
Attack/Defense 180/115
ABS/Gilda 500/80
Weakness Smash (150%)
Effective Weapons Wrench (120%)
Ineffective Weapons Gun (50%), Beam (70%), Grenade (70%), Magic (50%)
Item Inventory Minon, Flame Crystal, Fire Element