In this Crisis Core Reunion Sea Hulk guide, we will cover all that you need to know about it, from who he is to how to defeat it.
Crisis Core Reunion is full of bosses that can give you a pretty hard time. One particular boss that comes to mind while talking about such bosses is the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk. It is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging bosses that you will face in the game. One of the main reasons behind it is that there is a massive jump in difficulty when you get to the sea hulk in Crisis Core Reunion, and most players have yet to develop the acumen to face such a boss by then.
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As a result, many players skip this fight and come back to it later on. However, you do not have to worry because we have got you covered with our guide. In this Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk guide, we will be covering all that you need to know about it, from what it is to how to defeat it.
So, without any further ado, let us jump right into it.
What This Article Contains
You will come across the sea hulk in mission 10-4-3, “Is It a Vacation Yet.”
The sea hulk has self-healing ability and does a lot of damage with its moves like the Gyro tail, heave, meteorite, and more.
Make sure that your guarding and dodging are on point against the sea hulk. Also, the use of wall materia will improve your defense against the sea hulk.
Hell Thundaga will allow you to outpace the ability of the sea hulk to self-heal.
You will receive Adamantite once you have defeated the sea hulk.
Who Is The Sea Hulk
The Crisis Core Reunion Sea Hulk is an enemy in the game that you will come across in the six-star mission 10-4-3 “Is It a Vacation Yet.” What makes the fight with the sea hulk so difficult is the fact that even though it is a six-star mission, it might feel harder than some of the seven-star missions in the game because of the jump in difficulty.
As far as the looks are concerned, the sea hulk is similar to the Behemoth, the first boss you face in the game. However, do not think that the sea hulk is just a fish on steroids because it is probably one of the most formidable enemies in the game.
It has a lot of moves in the store for you, is fast, and will deal a lot of damage to you with its rapid attacks. In addition to that, it also has the ability to self-heal. Therefore, you will need to put in a lot of effort and be on your toes if you want to defeat it.
Before we move any further, let us also take a brief look at the stats of the sea hulk in the Crisis Core Reunion.
We have listed the stats of sea hulk down below:
How To Access Mission 10-4-3
The mission 10-4-3, “Is It a Vacation Yet,” is the one in which you will be facing the sea hulk. This mission will take place on the beach at Costa Del Sol. Anyways, once you have completed the missions before it, you can easily access the said mission by following the simple steps laid down below:
Open the Missions Menu and go to M10: Mysteries of the World
Then select M10-4: More Fun in the Sun
Once you have done that, choose M10-4-3 “Is It a Vacation Yet?”
That was pretty simple, right? However, to ensure that M10-4-3 is unlocked, you need to complete the missions before it.
Sea Hulk Moves
Apart from having the ability to deal a lot of damage and being swift, the sea hulk also has a wide variety of moves. Therefore, before we talk about how to defeat the seal hulk in Crisis Core Reunion, it is very important to be aware of the moves that it will be using against you in the battle.
That being said, let us take a closer look at each of the sea hulk’s moves in the game:
Double Claw Swipe
The first move of the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk that we will be talking about is the double claw swipe. This is one of the most simplest moves of the sea hulk and does not do as much damage as the other moves.
In it, the sea hulk basically swiftly swipes its claws twice. However, do not worry, as it is pretty easy to defend against this move. All that you need to do is dodge it by moving to the sides.
One of the strongest suites of the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk is its tail. It makes some pretty lethal moves with it that can deal quite a lot of damage to you. These moves include the “double tail swipe” and the “gyro tail.”
Double Tail Swipe
Double tail swipe is pretty similar to the double claw swipe, but rather than its claws, the sea hulk will be using its tail this time. A major difference between the two moves is that the double tail swipe has a much greater range of the two.
The gyro tail move is much more damaging than the moves mentioned before it. Therefore, make sure to defend against it by quickly rolling out of the way and maintaining your distance from the sea hulk to minimize the chances of you getting hit by it.
In this move, the sea hulk will sort of jump and spin in a 360 circle, ensuring to destroy anyone in its path with its tail.
Heave, as the word explains, is a move of the sea hulk that lifts you in the air and can inflict a lot of damage on you. Therefore, you should make sure to dodge it by rolling away.
The next move that we will be talking about is the sea hulk’s special move called the meteorite. In it, the sea hulk will spam you with meteors that will end up inflicting a lot of damage on you. Something that you should know is that the sea hulk uses this move when its health starts to decrease. Therefore, you can treat this move as an indication of being almost done with the sea hulk in Crisis Core Reunion.
There is not much you can do against this move but making sure that you heal yourself before the move hits will definitely be a smart thing to do.
Ten Million Volts
The last move of the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk that we will be talking about is called “Ten Million Volts.” It is pretty similar to “meteorite,” except rather than summoning meteors, the sea hulk will summon lighting strikes on the battlefield.
They can deal a good amount of damage to you if you get hit with them, and you can also end up getting stunned. Therefore, you should try it protect yourself from them by being out of their range.
Now that you are well acquainted with all of the basics of the sea hulk let us talk about how you can defeat it.
How To Defeat The Sea Hulk
In this section of our guide, we will be talking about the strategy that you will need to use in order to defeat the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk. As we mentioned earlier in this guide, the sea hulk has the ability to self-heal. Therefore, the general strategy that you should keep in your mind while fighting with the sea hulk is to make sure that you are dealing damage to it at a faster rate than its ability to self-heal.
At this point in the game, sea hulk will be unlike any enemy that you have faced in the game yet. Its powerful attacks will cause a lot of damage; therefore, it is of utmost importance that you bring your A-game to the table.
The defense will be a huge part of the fight against the sea hulk. One thing that you need to do is to stay alert for any incoming attacks from the sea hulk so that you can guard yourself and dodge them at the right time. If guarding and dodging are one of your fortes, then you are in luck because they play a huge role in minimizing the damage that you take on.
Even though guarding and dodging alone can prove to be enough, we also recommend that you use the wall materia as well. The wall materia will halve the physical and magic damage that you take on for a time period of 60 seconds.
Keeping that in mind, you should try and use it as much as possible, as it can give you the edge you are looking for. For those of you who do not know how to get the wall materia, you can make it by fusing Barrier with any DMW materia, such as the Octaslash materia.
Another thing that you should know is that apart from the fact that the sea hulk can inflict a lot of damage on you, it can also stun, silence, and poison you. This is something that can tip the balance in favor of the sea hulk. However, worry not because the effect of these statuses can be reduced by equipping differentaccessories.
Defense is only one aspect of the fight with the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk. The other important thing that you need to focus on is attacking the sea hulk at a rate that is faster than its ability to self-heal.
With that in mind, the first thing that we will suggest is to use the hell thundaga magic materia against the sea hulk. It is the most powerful and accessible materia at the point when this mission unlocks.
Not only that, the hell thundaga is a pretty quick and powerful attack, and therefore, it will help you to outpace the self-healing ability of your enemy. Another perk of using this materia is that you can deal with the sea hulk by being out of its range. This will allow you to protect yourself in a better way against its ferocious attacks.
Another thing that we suggest is to use the buster sword in your fight against the sea hulk solely because it provides you with a perfect mix of defensive and attacking abilities. With it, you will be able to block incoming attacks and then counter-attack as well. This is the sort of thing that can come in handy against an enemy like the Crisis Core Reunion sea hulk.
Once you have defeated the sea hulk, you will receive Adamantite as a reward.
The drops from the sea hulk in Crisis Core Reunion can be divided into two categories. The first one is, well, the basic drops that you will get for sure once you have defeated the sea hulk, and the other ones are the stealable items.
The drops include:
Hi-Potion: Hi-Potion is a consumable item that will allow you to heal a moderate amount of health.
Iron Bangle: Iron Bangle is an accessory in the game that increases Zack’s maximum HP by 20 percent.
The stealable items are acquired by using the “Steal” or “Mug” move. However, there is only a 50 percent of getting them. Therefore, we suggest that you should use these moves multiple times during the fight to maximize your chances of getting them.
That being said, the stealable items include:
Iron Bangle: Iron Bangle is an accessory in the game that increases Zack’s maximum HP by 20 percent.
Titanium Bangle: Titanium Bangle is an accessory in the game that increases Zack’s maximum HP by 30 percent.
Before we conclude our guide, something that you can do to make your battle against the sea hulk comparatively easier is simply going away and coming back once you have leveled up Zack around the level 40 mark. That, coupled with the tactics laid down in this guide, will make your fight with the sea hulk a piece of cake.