Soul Hackers 2: How To Defeat Kaburagi

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  • Affinities And Weaknesses
  • Enemy Movesets
  • Battle Strategy

The Central Line abandoned subway is the second proper dungeon — not including the Soul Matrix — that you'll be navigating in Soul Hackers 2. Once you've made your way to the end of the area in an effort to track down Mangetsu, you'll be met by an old acquaintance of Arrow's.

That's right, you're face to face with Kaburagi, the man who killed Arrow before Ringo soul-hacked him back to life, and he's not alone either, as he comes with two demons at his side. Here's everything you need to know about defeating him.

Affinities And Weaknesses

KaburagiFemme Leanan SidheGenma Kurama Tengu
PhysicalPhysicalPhysical
GunfireGunfireGunfireResist
FireFireWeakFire
IceWeakIceBlockIce
ElectricResistElectricElectricWeak
ForceForceForceDrain
RuinBlockRuinBlockRuinBlock

Enemy Movesets

Kaburagi

AccelerateAction count increases (allowing Kaburagi to perform two actions each move).
Unfair GameGunfire attack to one party member that can cause Defense Down.
Fatal RouletteGunfire attack to one or two party members.
AccelerateAction count increases (allowing Kaburagi to perform two actions per turn).
Electric ShotElectric gunfire attack to one party member.
Overdrive ModeBuilds power on this turn to unleash Execution on the next turn.
ExecutionSevere gunfire damage to the entire party.
SummonSummons a demon to fight alongside him.

Femme Leanan Sidhe

Abyssal VeilWeaknesses become guarded for one enemy.
LullabyInflicts damage to the entire party and can inflict sleep on party members.
MediaRecovers some HP for all enemies.

Genma Kurama Tengu

Arm ChopperPhysical damage to one party member.
TarukajaGrants attack up to an enemy.
MazanForce damage to the entire party.

Battle Strategy

Make sure you're stocked up on consumables before heading into the boss battle, and ensure your team is equipped well with decent equipment and appropriate demons (based on the affinities and weaknesses of the enemies listed above).

We recommend equipping at least one party member with a demon that can use Dia.

Kaburagi starts the battle with both Femme Leanan Sidhe and Genma Kurama Tengu at his side. Make the most of hitting Kaburagi with an Ice move on your first turn, as once it's the enemy's turn, Femme Leanan Sidhe will cast Abyssal Veil on him and remove this weakness.

Naturally, you'll want to focus on hitting the weaknesses of all foes so you can stack as many attacks as possible for your Sabbath. Aim to take out Femme Leanan Sidhe first so you can get rid of that pesky Abyssal Veil and stop her healing Kaburagi's party.

With Femme Leanan Sidhe gone, concentrate on Kaburagi as once he's down, the battle is over, regardless of whether either of his demon buddies is still standing.

Once you defeat either or both of Kaburagi's demons, he will eventually summon them back one a time, so don't fall into the trap of not dealing enough damage and constantly finding yourself out-numbered.

If Femme Leanan Sidhe manages to inflict Sleep on any of your party members with Lullaby, be sure to keep them awake again as soon as possible, as you don't want to leave them vulnerable to Kaburagi's special move.

At about 75 percent HP, Kaburagi says he won't hold back anymore and will start to use Overdrive Mode, charging up his attack, which is then followed by Execution on his next turn.

Execution deals massive damage, so as soon as you see Kaburagi use Overdrive Mode, ensure all of your team use Guard to reduce the amount of damage they take.

After using Execution, Kaburagi will be "recovering from the recoil" and will not make another move this turn. Heal up your party as soon as possible afterward, then resume the plan of removing the pesky Femme Leanan Sidhe as needed and focusing on Kaburagi.

Defeating Kaburagi will unlock the 'A Long Farewell' achievement/trophy.

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