Volk's Wrath Guide: Master

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Volk's Wrath: Master is a challenge quest centered on a boss battle with Volk, unlocked upon the completion of Chapter 10 and any Advanced Dragon Trial at standard difficulty, and meeting the minimum might requirement of 34,000.

  • Rewards from Master difficulty include 201017033.png Rebellious One's Insanity and small amounts of 201017032.png Plagued One's Mask Fragment, which can be used to upgrade 6 Icon Rarity 6.png flame Agito weapons past the fourth unbind level, as well as allowing for refinement, granting additional strength, new abilities, and might.
  • Additionally, clearing Master difficulty for the first time rewards the player with sufficient amount of 201017033.png Rebellious One's Insanity to fully upgrade an Agito weapon.
  • Weekly bonuses from clearing the Master difficulty also provide a large amount of 201017033.png Rebellious One's Insanity.

Stat and Equipment Requirements[edit | edit source]

HP[edit | edit source]

HP isn't too much of a concern if adventurers are properly built with ideal equipment and maxed-out augments, a dispel is available, and a healer is used, which is highly recommended.

  • It's strongly suggested to upgrade your TW02 102301 IMG 01 01.png Flame Tree to at least level 25 before attempting this quest.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

For Master, at a minimum, adventurers should be equipped with at least a 6 Icon Rarity 6.png Agito weapon that's unbound 4 times. This includes even supportive role adventurers as the quest difficulty is extremely high.

  • Standard (non-Overdamage) healers can get by with a Chimeratech without issue as they do not provide significant personal DPS, but the reduced might may cause issues for them joining public co-op.
Weapon Category Icon Weapon Sword.pngSword Icon Weapon Blade.pngBlade Icon Weapon Dagger.pngDagger Icon Weapon Axe.pngAxe Icon Weapon Lance.pngLance Icon Weapon Bow.pngBow Icon Weapon Wand.pngWand Icon Weapon Staff.pngStaff Icon Weapon Manacaster.pngManacaster
Chimeratech
(Usable only for non-Overdamage healers;
may have problems joining public co-op)
308122 01 50101.png Chimeratech Cardinal

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Chimeratech Cardinal
HP: 225 Strength: 877

Skills Abilities
None
Agito (at least 4 unbinds)
301138 01 60101.png Nothung

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png Nothung
HP: 270 Strength: 1720

Skills Abilities
302129 01 60101.png Tyrfing

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Tyrfing
HP: 239 Strength: 1822

Skills Abilities
303128 01 60101.png Hrotti

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Dagger.png Hrotti
HP: 273 Strength: 1686

Skills Abilities
304127 01 60101.png Mjölnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Axe.png Mjölnir
HP: 278 Strength: 1805

Skills Abilities
305135 01 60101.png Gungnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gungnir
HP: 276 Strength: 1754

Skills Abilities
306127 01 60101.png Ýdalir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Bow.png Ýdalir
HP: 265 Strength: 1653

Skills Abilities
307135 01 60101.png Brísingr

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Wand.png Brísingr
HP: 255 Strength: 1771

Skills Abilities
308128 01 60101.png Gjallarhorn

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Gjallarhorn
HP: 297 Strength: 1636

Skills Abilities
309026 01 60101.png Draupnir

6 Icon Rarity 6.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Manacaster.png Draupnir
HP: 262 Strength: 1737

Skills Abilities

Dragons[edit | edit source]

Everyone should ideally be equipped with a max-unbound 5 Icon Rarity 5.png Flame-attuned dragon for Master.

  • Standard healers such as 110257 02 r04.png Halloween Lowen and support adventurers such as 110260 01 r04.png Emma and 100010 07 r05.png Halloween Mym may carry weaker dragons, and in the case of healers, offelement dragons which brings better utility, as their personal DPS is usually not too relevant (aside from during break state, in the case of Halloween Mym).

Note that due to general viability of adventurers in this quest, only a select few adventurers are shown in this section.


Adventurers Dragons
100001 01 r04.png The Prince

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png The Prince
HP: 716 Strength: 480

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +15% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +14% (Chain Co-ab)
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210082 01.png Konohana Sakuya

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Konohana Sakuya
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210136 01.png Gozu Tenno

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Gozu Tenno
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
210024 01.png Cerberus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Cerberus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Prime Overdrive DPS - The Prince, Marth, Chrom and Naveed play largely the same role - prime ODPS deliverers as swordsmen and a major source of DPS.
  • Gala Mars significantly improves all of their DPS. However, there are many other suitable dragons who still provide excellent damage output.
  • Gozu Tenno provides the second-highest Strength, as well as providing access to significant elemental damage up and resist down effects. However, adventurers are required to spend at least 3 seconds launching a force strike to activate the elemental damage up effect, which can be clunky with the general attack cadence of most adventurers, and will drop combo without chain co-ability Combo Time extenders - the Agito weapon's combo time extension is insufficient.
  • Marth can provide significant amounts of direct and indirect buffing to the entire team with his skills (Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up, Icon Buff 1020008.png Attack Rate Up, and even 100% Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Gauge Charge Up), and Gala Mars is hence a perfect fit for him.
  • Chrom and Naveed prefer running Konohana Sakuya before any other dragon not Gala Mars, due to their very high skill slices.


110346 01 r05.png Nobunaga

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Nobunaga
HP: 740 Strength: 520

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020002.png Strength +10% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020036.png (Flame) Combo Time VI (Chain Co-ab)
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
110374 01 r05.png Kuzunoha

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Kuzunoha
HP: 805 Strength: 469

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020009.png Recovery Potency +20% (Co-ability)
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210082 01.png Konohana Sakuya

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Konohana Sakuya
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210136 01.png Gozu Tenno

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Gozu Tenno
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210124 01.png Horus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Horus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
Standard DPS + Overdamage Healers - These standard DPS units deal damage to the boss. In addition, overdamage healers such as Yukata Cassandra and Kuzunoha appreciate Strength-based dragons to enhance their effective damage output from both themselves and everyone else due to their overdamage buffs.
  • The dragons are mostly interchangeable, aside from Gala Mars being stronger than anyone else.
  • Gozu Tenno provides the second-highest Strength, as well as providing access to significant elemental damage up and resist down effects. However, adventurers are required to spend at least 3 seconds launching a force strike to activate the elemental damage up effect, which can be clunky with the general attack cadence of most adventurers, and will drop combo without chain co-ability Combo Time extenders - the Agito weapon's combo time extension is insufficient.
    • Seimei and Gala Leonidas will be able to activate Gozu Tenno's ability trivially due to the force-strike holding nature of their attacks.
  • Ezelith and Mikoto like having Arctos to complement their very high critical rates if Gala Mars is unavailable. On the opposite end, Horus is completely unsuitable for Ezelith, as Ezelith can cap out the critical rate, rendering one of his abilities ineffective, and although usable, his critical rate boost has a comparatively weaker effect on Mikoto due to pre-existing critical rate boosts.
    • On other adventurers, using Arctos likely requires a different wyrmprint and chain co-ability setup than normal, prioritizing Icon Buff 1020005.png Critical Rate Up abilities, and may compete with the secondary wyrmprint slot that normally utilizes 400435 01.png Me and My Bestie!.
  • Seimei and Gala Leonidas's enhanced force strike (of which you will be using 100% of the time, and of which the AI also does) scale significantly with Dreadking Rathalos's abilities which enhance force strike damage and also provide Striking Haste.
  • Incognito Nefaria appreciates Horus' massive boost to critical rate and attack speed due to very high critical damage and relatively slow attack animations, if Gala Mars is unavailable.
  • Nobunaga and Rena like having Konohana Sakuya to boost their massive skill slices if Gala Mars is unavailable.
  • Overdamage healers have no skill damage and also scale off strength, and hence disfavor Konohana Sakuya. They also gain practically no benefit from Horus due to him not providing any Strength.
  • Apollo may help with Affliction burn large icon.png burn uptime, and works especially well with Xania. Note that Gala Mym cannot burn with Apollo due to his skill being overwritten with Gala Brunhilda's, though the Icon Ability 1070002.png (Flame) Burning Punisher +20%If the user is attuned to Flame: increases damage to burning enemies by 20%. ability will still function.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210124 01.png Horus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Horus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210103 01.png Apollo

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Apollo
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210024 01.png Cerberus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Cerberus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210016 01.png Agni

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Agni
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
Spooky Flamewyrm - Halloween Mym's contribution comes from both a relatively large standard attack slice, as well as the supportive effects on her skills, but she can also burst down very hard with her dragon form, which is the strongest among Flame dragons, even when compared with Gala Mars. Horus also makes a case for himself as he speeds up every action she takes, and axes tend to be slow without Attack Rate buffs.
  • Konohana Sakuya is not a good choice for Halloween Mym due to her very low skill damage slice.
  • Note that Halloween Mym cannot burn with Apollo due to his skill being overwritten with Halloween Brunhilda's, though the Icon Ability 1070002.png (Flame) Burning Punisher +20%If the user is attuned to Flame: increases damage to burning enemies by 20%. ability will still function.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210124 01.png Horus

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Horus
HP: 369 Strength: 127

Skills Abilities
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 02 Battle.png
210006 01.png Phoenix

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.png Phoenix
HP: 299 Strength: 97

Skills Abilities
Support Squad - Like most other adventurers, if possible, you give these purer support adventurers Gala Mars. Horus also makes for a fine choice if opting for faster skill cycling in adventurer form.
  • Avoid equipping them with Konohana Sakuya, due to Emma's lack of innate damaging skills, or low damage slice of Sinoa.
  • Phoenix may be used to improve safety for 4DPS runs.


Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210030 01.png Arctos

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Arctos
HP: 374 Strength: 121

Skills Abilities
210039 01.png High Brunhilda

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png High Brunhilda
HP: 350 Strength: 120

Skills Abilities
210133 01.png Mini Hildy

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.png Mini Hildy
HP: 221 Strength: 76

Skills Abilities
Icon SandTimer 01 Battle.png
210006 01.png Phoenix

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.png Phoenix
HP: 299 Strength: 97

Skills Abilities
210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Light.png Pop-Star Siren
HP: 371 Strength: 124

Skills Abilities
210084 01.png Freyja

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Wind.png Freyja
HP: 375 Strength: 120

Skills Abilities
210120 01.png Gaibhne & Creidhne

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Water.png Gaibhne & Creidhne
HP: 370 Strength: 125

Skills Abilities
I'm a healer! - The on-element dragons provide differing benefits to these standard healers.
  • Gala Mars lets them dish out some damage in dragon form, and also immediately reenables the use of all their skills upon exiting shapeshift.
  • Arctos can be used for timing Affliction stun large icon.png stun on Volk at critical points.
  • Phoenix can be used to increase their HP, which may make it harder for them to be defeated by taking too many hits, especially since she also grants a potent regen heal.
    • Higher amounts of HP will also improve Valentine Hildegarde's shields.
    • High Brunhilda may be used for slightly more damage output in exchange for less HP.

As the healers' healing output are more than sufficient, even when lightly equipped, it is possible to experiment with off-element dragons for access to strong buffs.

  • Pop-Star Siren can be used to grant the entire team significant strength and Icon Buff 2050004.png Energy buffs, as well as triggering doublebuffs.
  • Gaibhne & Creidhne provides rapid SP regen for adventurers within the zone.
    • Keep in mind that adventurers with Gala Mars equipped might make the SP regen redundant due to his effect of automatically refilling all skill gauges upon exiting shapeshift, so avoid using the skill while Gala Mars-equipped adventurers are shapeshifted.


Wyrmprints[edit | edit source]

All adventurers should equip their standard wyrmprints.

Party Roles[edit | edit source]

DPS[edit | edit source]

These units will be doing the majority of the DPS, and sometimes provide support and/or additional utility.

  • Don't run more than 1 Halloween Mym in the entire team.
  • Don't run more than 1 Emma in the entire team.
  • Don't run more than 2 ranged adventurers in the entire team (bows, wands, staves, and manacasters).
Adventurer Notes
100001 01 r04.png The Prince

4 Icon Rarity 4.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Sword.png The Prince
HP: 716 Strength: 480

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +15% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020005.png Dragon Haste +14% (Chain Co-ab)
Very high damage output, inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn and a dragon kit that can ramp up to ludicrous levels. Can also Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel while in dragon form.
Very high damage output, inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn and extremely large buffs that benefit the entire team (Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up, Icon Buff 1020008.png Attack Rate Up, and even 100% Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Gauge Charge Up).
Potential for extremely huge S2 damage with the correct setup.
Very high constant damage output. Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs enable greater survivability than other swordsmen.
110346 01 r05.png Nobunaga

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Nobunaga
HP: 740 Strength: 520

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020002.png Strength +10% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020036.png (Flame) Combo Time VI (Chain Co-ab)
Very high damage output and Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel.
Very high damage output, extremely high break damage, minor Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down debuff, potential for inflicting Affliction stun large icon.png stun if running Arctos.
Extremely high damage output, dual-resist, and occasionally inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn. Able to capitalize massively off of 110337 03 r05.png Yukata Cassandra's Icon Skill 148.png Goldfish of the HereafterLv. 1: Restores HP to all teammates with 58% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 20% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 2: Restores HP to all teammates with 72% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 30% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]

Lv. 3: Restores HP to all teammates with 87% Recovery Potency and grants all teammates the "Fluorescent Fish" effect for 30 seconds. Fluorescent Fish grants overdamage based on 40% of the user's strength. [7734 SP]
due to her extremely high hit count.
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Extremely high damage output, absurdly high damage output while in dragon form, easier to play than other melee choices here due to lance range.
Icon Buff 1020002.png Strength Up buffer and Icon Buff 1020020.png Shielder for chip damage, easier to play than other melee choices here due to lance range.
Very high damage output and Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispel, inflicts Affliction burn large icon.png burn, easier to play than other melee choices here due to lance range.
Icon Buff 2020003.png Defense Down debuffer, very high break damage output.
High damage output, supportive Strength and Defense Up effects, dual-resist, doesn't inflict burn so that burn uptime may be improved if someone else already burns.
High damage, very high break damage, doesn't inflict burn so that burn uptime may be improved if someone else already burns.
Very high damage output riding on high critical damage, potential for extremely high break damage, doesn't inflict burn so that burn uptime may be improved if someone else already burns.
Ranged buffer. Some randomness to buffs provided. Also slightly more personal DPS than Emma.

Healer[edit | edit source]

The healer will be spending the majority of the match far away from Volk, keeping the wolves busy and providing healing and support where needed.

  • Select a healer depending on needs and team compositions; all are viable with different strengths and weaknesses.
Adventurer Notes
Halloween Lowen has low personal DPS, but is extremely invaluable for tight plague cleansing, and has Icon Buff 1020001.png HP Up and Icon Buff 1020003.png Defense Up buffs for survival and triggering doublebuffs. If he equips 210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren, then he can also be a great source of buffs to prepare for break damage.
110374 01 r05.png Kuzunoha

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Staff.png Kuzunoha
HP: 805 Strength: 469

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020009.png Recovery Potency +20% (Co-ability)
These Overdamage healers' skills can elevate teamwide DPS and especially the hit count (for activating combo-based abilities). Compared to Halloween Lowen, they prefer Strength-based dragons.
  • Yukata Cassandra provides higher effective power and packs a regen heal on her second healing skill.
  • Kuzunoha is tankier, making keeping her alive easier, and can bail out individual damaged adventurers in a pinch every so often. She also provides access to a Combo Time extender chain co-ability if playing in solo, enabling better team flexibility if intending to use Flurry equipment.
Verica provides zero support, but is the only Flame staff that can perform stun relief - useful for covering AI mistakes in solo phase 2.
Valentine's Hildegarde has the worst healing output of the lot, but is the only Flame staff that can reduce enemies' strength and perform rapid dispels with her force strike, and her 40% HP shield works well against afflictions carried from chip damage. For best results, equip Valentine's Hildegarde with 210006 01.png Phoenix or 210039 01.png High Brunhilda to maximize her HP.

General Party Setup[edit | edit source]

The general setup includes 3 DPSes, and a healer. The two requirements are as follows:

  • In co-op mode, and in slower solo runs, one of the adventurers should have a differing resistance to the others, so that all affliction bombs may be detonated safely.
    • For example, a team with 3 Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurers should have the remaining adventurer be Icon Ability 1030010.png Sleep Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%..
    • For another example, a team with 3 Icon Ability 1030010.png Sleep Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%. adventurers should have the remaining adventurer be Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%..
    • 100029 02 r05.png Gala Sarisse's and 100032 04 r05.png Gala Laxi's dual-resist abilities lets them detonate any bomb, as they cover both Stun and Sleep afflictions.
    • 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym and 100010 07 r05.png Halloween Mym should be considered as pure Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurers, as the Icon Ability 1030002.png Burn Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to burning by 100%.-equivalent abilities are not relevant for this quest. However, if they are shapeshifted (which they will be doing so frequently) they can detonate any bomb as dragons are immune to status aliments.
    • Note that if teamwide DPS is high enough, it is possible to not use any Icon Ability 1030010.png Sleep Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to sleep by 100%. adventurers in solo mode, due to the lack of unavoidable Sleep bombs to the point the quest usually clears.
  • At least one adventurer should be able to dispel in any way, as if Volk's buffed Strength gets high enough, unavoidable damage may become lethal. 100003 01 r04.png Ranzal's level 4 Icon Skill 004.png Tornado BashLv. 1: Deals 4 hits of 468% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 2: Deals 4 hits of 520% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 3: Deals 4 hits of 578% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds. [2805 SP]

    Lv. 4: Deals 4 hits of 722.8% wind damage to surrounding enemies and draws them toward the user for 0.5 seconds, dispels one buff from each enemy, and inflicts poison for 15 seconds - dealing 58.2% damage every 2.9 seconds - with 120% chance. [2805 SP]
    is an easy fix if nobody brought a form of dispel.

Co-op compositions should ideally have at most 2 ranged adventurers (bows, wands, staves, and manacasters).

  • Having more than 2 ranged adventurers is inadvisable due to the way some attacks target two of the ranged adventurers first before melee units.
    • If there are 3 or more ranged adventurers, it becomes possible for the healer to not get targeted by such attacks, significantly reducing DPS during that phase.
Composition
110346 01 r05.png Nobunaga

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Blade.png Nobunaga
HP: 740 Strength: 520

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020002.png Strength +10% (Co-ability)
Icon Ability 1020036.png (Flame) Combo Time VI (Chain Co-ab)
100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym

5 Icon Rarity 5.pngIcon Element Flame.pngIcon Weapon Lance.png Gala Mym
HP: 749 Strength: 510

Skills Abilities
Icon Ability 1020001.png HP +15% (Co-ability)
Most 3DPS comps work fine, as long as everyone is properly equipped. The average clear for a non-speedrun composition is around 3–5 minutes.
If you want to go really fast, look no further.
  • Alternatively, Halloween Lowen may be used to trade DPS for safety.
If you want to go extremely fast, this one's for you.
  • This comp has a very low tolerance for mistakes due to the lack of a healer.

Attacks and Patterns[edit | edit source]

On Plague[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0017.png Plague is a special effect that will reduce an adventurer or Volk's resistance to afflictions.

  • On adventurers, plague will set the adventurer's resistance to all afflictions to -100%. This means that attacks with a 0% chance to inflict an affliction will have a 100% success rate (this describes several of Volk's attacks). When plague's effects wear off, it will spread to surrounding adventurers. Plague will wear off after 90 seconds on its own, or it can be removed more quickly if the adventurer receives any form of healing.
  • Plague can spread from an adventurer onto Volk himself if he hits them with an attack that has a Icon EnemyAbility 0018.png Life Drain component.
  • On Volk, resistance to all afflictions will be set to a fixed value for the duration of Plague, and the enemy cannot receive any form of healing (via Life Drain, for example). If the enemy gets afflicted while they are plagued, the fixed resistance value will not change, but their "true" resistance value will increment in the background accordingly. Once plague's effect ends, the enemy's true resistance value will be restored.
    • On therion Volk, plague will set his resistance to 50% and wear off after 10 seconds.
    • For example: if therion Volk had 75% resistance to burn, and then got plagued, his resistance to burn would be fixed at 50% for the duration of plague. Let's say he was burned once during plague, which would increase resistance by 5%. He will still be at 50% during plague, but after plague ends he will have his true res value, 80% (75% + 5%).

On Life Drain[edit | edit source]

Icon EnemyAbility 0018.png Life Drain in Master difficulty is much stronger; Volk will heal significant chunks of his health if he successfully hits a non-plagued adventurer.

Mitigate as much of his life drain as possible by avoiding damage, taking advantage of Plague, dragon form, and defensive buffs, and also dispel his Strength Up buffs ASAP.

On Automatic Bracing[edit | edit source]

Bracing (air recovery) grants iframes, but these iframes end as soon as you land. Not bracing will cause your adventurer to fall to the ground if they were hit by Snapping Squalls, which grant extended iframes that last until a few moments after they pick themselves back up.

Automatic Bracing is an option that can be configured in the Game Settings tab of the game's Option menu. Make sure that this option is turned off if you are playing a Icon Ability 1030006.png Stun Res +100%Reduces susceptibility to stun by 100%. adventurer, as if automatic bracing is turned on, it's very likely that the unit will take damage twice - once from the initial hit, and another from getting hit again after landing from the same Snapping Squall. This usually ends poorly for the unit, as it is unlikely for most units to survive getting hit twice in a row without defensive buffs.

Opening Blast[edit | edit source]

Depending on DPS levels, you may see more or less moves than what's listed here.

This is the fight's initial "HP check" blast.

  • Any adventurer with Icon Ability 1010007.png Skill Prep +100%Fills 100% of skill gauges at the start of quests., such as 110257 02 r04.png Halloween Lowen with 400132 01.png Rogues' Banquet, should use defensive skills such as Icon Skill 029.png You won't trick me!Lv. 1: Restores HP to all allies with 31% Recovery Potency and continues healing over the next 15 seconds with 25% Recovery Potency every 2.9 seconds. It will also increase the entire team's strength by 8% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]

    Lv. 2: Restores HP to all allies with 36% Recovery Potency, continues healing over the next 15 seconds with 29% Recovery Potency every 2.9 seconds, and increases the entire team's defense by 10% for 5 seconds. It will also increase the entire team's strength by 8% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]

    Lv. 3: Restores HP to all allies with 44% Recovery Potency, continues healing over the next 15 seconds with 35% Recovery Potency every 2.9 seconds, and increases the entire team's defense by 10% for 5 seconds. It will also increase the entire team's strength by 8% for 60 seconds. This strength increase will not stack. [5916 SP]
    to reduce the damage taken.
    • Afterwards, if possible, heal it back up ASAP to restore HP conditional abilities. You won't trick me! will provide Icon Buff 2060001.png HP Regen healing, but one may opt to run other skills to make it go a bit faster.

Summon Wolves[edit | edit source]

Volk will summon wolves that charge at adventurers, as well as buffing his own strength by 15%.

If the wolves were all defeated, Volk will respawn them automatically at certain points in the fight.

  • Icon Ability 1010031.png Dispelling the buff is strongly recommended for non-speedrun compositions.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Volk will perform three (sometimes two) claw swipes, targeted at the closest unit. Skill, dodge, or get to the blind zone.

  • The blind zone varies with each swipe.
  • The third swipe is indicated by a "!!" on his head and the lack of an attack marker. If DPS is very high, this final swipe may be skipped.
    • The blind zone in this case is the front area of him.

Summon Wolves[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in faster runs.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in faster runs.

Cross Tornadoes + Underdog's Scheme[edit | edit source]

Volk will move to the center of the arena, spawn four affliction bombs that do not deal damage in a diagonal pattern as well as 4 tornadoes in a cross pattern.

These bombs can be safely detonated if you're not plagued (your healer should have cleaned it off by now) and you match resistance with the bomb's type.

The bomb positions are different depending on the mode.

  • Red bombs with stars inflict Affliction stun large icon.png stun, and hence a Stun Res unit should walk into them to detonate them.
    • In solo mode, these bombs are at the upper left and lower left corners of the map.
    • In co-op mode, these bombs are at the upper right and lower left corners of the map.
  • Green bombs with bubbles inflict Affliction sleep large icon.png sleep, and hence a Sleep Res unit should walk into them to detonate them.
    • In solo mode, these bombs are at the upper right and lower right corners of the map.
    • In co-op mode, these bombs are at the upper left and lower right corners of the map.
  • As 100029 02 r05.png Gala Sarisse and 100032 04 r05.png Gala Laxi are dual-res units, they can detonate any bomb.
  • It is likely that 100001 01 r04.png The Prince, 100010 04 r05.png Gala Mym, and/or 100010 07 r05.png Halloween Mym have their shapeshifts ready by this point; in this case, dragon form may be used to detonate the bombs regardless of the resistance or plague.
  • Blade units may attempt to detonate bombs by clipping the edges of them with a force strike, even if they're off-resist. This is risky, though, since slipping up means a locked unit.

In solo mode, detonate a column of affliction bombs that correspond to your adventurer's resistance, and ignore the other half; there will be more than enough room for everyone to be safe on the cleared side.

In co-op mode, adventurers should stand on top of the spawning bombs (they do not ever rotate between quest runs) that match their resistances.

  • In case of uneven resistances, the minority resistance adventurer should go across the map to detonate the remaining affliction bombs.
  • Lances and ranged units will have enough reach to attack Volk with standard attacks without getting into harm's way.

Summon Wolves[edit | edit source]

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Charge[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in faster runs.

Volk will charge towards the furthest adventurer. The targeted adventurer should get out of harm's way in any way, and DPS units that don't have any skills should roll towards Volk's destination.

Snapping Squalls x2[edit | edit source]

Volk will move towards the center of the arena and then summon two purple chasers that track units.

  • In solo mode, only the controlled adventurer will receive the chaser, though it may still damage AI adventurers caught in the attack.
  • Volk will prioritize ranged units before selecting melee units.
    • If there are 2 ranged units, the two ranged units should simply go away, preferably at an equal split, and move clockwise on the outer edge of the arena.
    • If the only ranged unit is the healer, the melee units should pay attention and avoid using skills with long durations. Whoever that gets the purple chaser should then go away from Volk and move clockwise.
    • Having more than 2 ranged units introduces a chance that the healer doesn't get the chaser, causing a severe DPS loss for this phase.

Overwhelming Hunger[edit | edit source]

This move tends to be skipped in very fast runs, which causes a DPS loss if dragon form is not ready for the next attack.

Map-wide avoidable attack that deals little damage, and inflicts Plague, or HP to 1 Affliction poison large icon.png Poison if the target is already plagued.

The action hence varies depending on the adventurer is plagued or not.

  • Adventurers that are not plagued should intentionally get hit, and avoid using skills or dodge rolling.
  • Adventurers that are plagued should iframe or dodge roll the attack.
  • An alternative is to shapeshift; dragons do not take HP damage, and hence never heals Volk on the next attack.
  • Healers should avoid using healing skills to prevent the plague from being cleansed inadvertently
  • If HP regen healing is present, all four adventurers should stay close together so that plague reinflicts on themselves when the timer expires.

Steal Vitality[edit | edit source]

If the previous attack was skipped, adventurers that were not plagued at this point should shapeshift now.

Volk will cause massive unavoidable damage and heals based on the amount of damage dealt.

  • There are ways to mitigate this HP recovery.
    • Volk cannot recover HP from a plagued unit.
    • Volk cannot recover HP from dragons, as they do not take HP damage.
    • Volk cannot recover HP if Volk himself is plagued.
      • It is also possible to inflict Affliction stun large icon.png Stun or Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze on a plagued Volk, even if he has been stunned before.
  • Use a combination of the above strategies to prevent Volk from undoing too much of your work done.

Snapping Squalls x4[edit | edit source]

This move tends to show up on slower runs.

Volk will move towards the center of the arena and then summon four purple chasers that track units. All four units should fan out to the edge of the arena, and then rotate in a clockwise direction.

  • In solo mode, this attack is identical to the previous instance, as it can only target the controlled adventurer.
  • If Volk is plagued, adventurers may attempt to Affliction stun large icon.png Stun or Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze Volk as he starts to move toward the center of the arena. This will cancel the entire attack if it is successful.
    • Use 210030 01.png Arctos or 110252 01 r05.png Lily's level 4 Icon Skill 019.png Glacial BlossomLv. 1: Deals 2 hits of 614.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 100% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 798.98% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

      Lv. 2: Deals 2 hits of 645.4% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 110% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 839.02% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

      Lv. 3: Deals 2 hits of 677.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 120% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 880.88% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

      Lv. 4: Deals 2 hits of 740.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 200% chance, and frostbite - dealing 41% water damage every 2.9 seconds for 21 seconds - with 120% chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 962.78% water damage instead. [2490 SP]
      shared skill to attempt to stun or freeze Volk.
    • Note that if the attack text shows up before the affliction lands, the attack cannot be cancelled.

Resentment[edit | edit source]

Volk will create a black fog that covers a significant area of the arena, and walk towards the bottom-left corner. This black fog inflicts plague on anyone caught in it.

  • This is a good time for healers with 210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren to shapeshift, and start activating buffs. Shapeshift as soon as the purple marker appears.

Red Wolf Charges + Claw Swipes + Underdog's Scheme[edit | edit source]

Volk will keep attacking the closest unit with claw swipes, and wolves will charge in a parallel formation every so often. All markers are red here, so dodge or skill as you see fit.

  • If possible, try to bait claw swipes away from the healer, though there is a safe ring between the swipe area and the black fog.

In addition, Volk will spawn affliction bombs three times, each consisting of three bombs, at the bottom of the map.

These bombs vary depending on the mode.

In solo mode, this set of bombs will be all Affliction stun large icon.png Stun bombs.

In co-op mode:

  • The first set will be 3 Affliction stun large icon.png Stun bombs.
  • The second set will be 3 Affliction sleep large icon.png Sleep bombs.
  • The third set will be 2 Affliction sleep large icon.png Sleep bombs sandwiching 1 Affliction stun large icon.png Stun bomb (the Stun bomb is in the middle).

Hence, adventurers should pay attention to the bottom of the map and detonate any bombs there.

  • Dragon form may help with detonating them safely and quickly.

Players should pay attention to the overdrive gauge. Save up skills for a big damage burst when Volk is broken.

Steal Vitality will happen soon after the fog disappears, and this is usually soon after the third set of bombs appear.

Steal Vitality[edit | edit source]

Summon Wolves x2[edit | edit source]

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

DPS adventurers may want to save their skills and shapeshift in preparation for the next attack.

Lunatic Judgement[edit | edit source]

Volk will summon a Blood Moon enemy that constantly deals small amounts of damage. This damage then is converted into HP for the Blood Moon enemy. If this Blood Moon is not destroyed quickly, it will fall and instantly defeat all adventurers regardless of whether they're in dragon form or not, resulting in instant quest failure.

  • There are ways to mitigate this HP recovery.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP from a plagued unit.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP from dragons, as they do not take HP damage.
    • The Blood Moon cannot recover HP if Volk himself is plagued.

There are two ways of destroying the Blood Moon:

  • Sheer firepower. Unleash all your skills on the Blood Moon, shapeshift, and it should go down readily. Normal attacks won't be enough; the massive burst from attack skills and dragon form's normal attacks will do it, though.
    • Don't shapeshift as 210082 01.png Konohana Sakuya or 210122 01.png Dreadking Rathalos except as a last-ditch effort to push a final skill, due to their comparatively poor dragon forms and skill.
  • Affliction stun large icon.png Stun or Affliction freeze large icon.png Freeze it. Inflict plague on Volk, then use 210030 01.png Arctos or 110252 01 r05.png Lily's level 4 Icon Skill 019.png Glacial BlossomLv. 1: Deals 2 hits of 614.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 100% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 798.98% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

    Lv. 2: Deals 2 hits of 645.4% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 110% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 839.02% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

    Lv. 3: Deals 2 hits of 677.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, and inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 120% base chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 880.88% water damage instead. [2490 SP]

    Lv. 4: Deals 2 hits of 740.6% water damage to the target and nearby enemies, inflicts freeze for 3-6 seconds with 200% chance, and frostbite - dealing 41% water damage every 2.9 seconds for 21 seconds - with 120% chance. Frostbitten foes take 2 hits of 962.78% water damage instead. [2490 SP]
    shared skill to attempt to stun or freeze the Blood Moon. If successful, which is always the case if Volk is plagued, the Blood Moon is instantly destroyed, and Volk is stunned or frozen. Even if not successful, in case of Arctos's skill, it will still deal massive damage to the Blood Moon.
    • An adventurer may intentionally get hit by a wolf to receive plague, which will spread to Volk once the Blood Moon starts absorbing HP.

Claw Swipes[edit | edit source]

Cross Tornadoes + Underdog's Scheme[edit | edit source]

Charge[edit | edit source]

Snapping Squalls[edit | edit source]

Overwhelming Hunger + Steal Vitality[edit | edit source]

See previous warning if DPS is very high.

Resentment[edit | edit source]

DPS adventurers may want to save their skills and shapeshift in preparation for the next attack.

  • This is a good time for healers with 210094 01.png Pop-Star Siren to shapeshift, and start activating buffs. Shapeshift as soon as the purple marker appears.

Red Wolf Charges + Underdog's Scheme + Lunatic Judgement[edit | edit source]

An adventurer may intentionally touch the black fog to get plagued here, to transfer it to Volk. This may make this phase easier, but be careful not to get hit by actual attacks.

  • It might be a good idea to shapeshift immediately only after Volk is plagued.

Volk is likely to be defeated by this point in most runs. If Volk still has significant amounts of HP left and your equipment are at least meeting the requirements, it's likely your DPS uptime is low, or there was excessive amounts of life drain, so practice more and try to get more attacks in.