Wily Beast and Weakest Creature/Gameplay/Strategy/Extra

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Stage Portion[edit]

Survival[edit]

Work in progress.

Scoring[edit]

Work in progress.

Secret[edit]

The level's secret Rare Beast Spirit is Chick Trio. It is rewarded for capturing the midboss spell Bloody Battle "All-Spirit Oniwatari" without ever flying above Kutaka.
Once consumed in a Roaring Mode, Chick Trio will change the Roaring Mode timeout rewards to:

  • 1 Life Fish;
  • 4 Beast Spirits.

The extra stage provides ample resources as long as you don't die with bombs in stock, so there's no need to stress out over obtaining this spirit in a 1cc attempt. However, if you are experienced, and have already put in enough practice to route Bloody Battle "All-Spirit Oniwatari", then there's no harm.

For No Beast Hyper runs, especially if also No-miss No-bomb No Border-break, the Chick Trio's single Life Fish is unlikely to be of any use at all. Simply take your time with capturing Kutaka's last spell rather than risk wasting your time restarting the stage due to a lost life with bombs in stock.

Boss Fight[edit]

Survival[edit]

Work in progress.

Scoring[edit]

Work in progress.

Midboss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 089
血戦「血の分水嶺」 (Kessen "Chi no Bunsuirei")
Bloody Battle "Watershed of Blood"
Owner
Kutaka Niwatari
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
There's no special trick to the dodging. While a lot of bullets will come diagonally, it isn't too hard even if you hug the bottom. Focus more on the areas directly above you, rather than just gazing at your own hitbox the whole way, so that a slanted bullet doesn't snipe you.
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Spell Card 090
血戦「獄界視線」 (Kessen "Gokukai Shisen")
Bloody Battle "Hell Realm Sight-Line"
Owner
Kutaka Niwatari
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
It will be ideal for you to first dodge the arrowhead ring from Kutaka, then find a pocket of safety from the two lower rings, then dodge the two upper rings with the next ring from Kutaka, all while staying under her to delete her small amount of health quickly.
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Spell Card 091
血戦「全霊鬼渡り」 (Kessen "Zenrei Oniwatari")
Bloody Battle "All-Spirit Oniwatari"
Owner
Kutaka Niwatari
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Indestructible spirits will chase after you while leaving bullets to slowly trail off in their wake. You can draw big circles around the screen, and take your time with this spell. If you want the rare spirit from Kutaka, you must capture this spell without going above her by circling around only the bottom half of the screen; which means you must dodge through the bullets left by each new wave of spirits before they sail off. Depending on your skill level, that might not be worth the risk.

Boss Spell Cards[edit]

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Spell Card 092
勁疾技「スリリングショット」 (Keishitsu-waza "Suriringu Shotto")
Agile Skill "Thrilling Shot"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Dodge the red orbs, but be aware that they will slow down to a halt. Once that happens, stay still, as blue arrowheads are shot around you. Towards the end of this barrage, the thick ring of red orbs will expand outwards. For inexperienced players, it is best to bomb the moment you spot unfavourable RNG from the red orbs, because the randomness can quickly turn this pattern very difficult.

If you're at the horizontal middle, the orbs' movement will be almost-totally straight down. It is ideal to stay in the horizontal middle to maximize damage dealt, then simply sidestep the red orbs once they fall.
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Spell Card 093
勁疾技「ライトニングネイ」 (Keishitsu-waza "Raitoningu Nei")
Agile Skill "Lightning Neigh"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The lasers are very fast, so shooting while having Berserk Roaring Mode active might make it more difficult for you to see the lasers ahead of time. Otter's bullet-clearing abilities will be exceptionally dangerous here, since the lasers will be broken up into many small pieces that will move off in differing speeds. For players who unlocked Extra through Easy 1cc, this will be the fastest attack for you in the whole game, so make sure to bomb whenever threatened and not die with spares in stock.
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Spell Card 094
勁疾技「デンスクラウド」 (Keishitsu-waza "Densu Kuraudo")
Agile Skill "Dense Crowd"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Don't hug the bottom of the screen, since red orbs will rise from below. Stay around one character sprite above from the bottom, and dodge the yellow arrowheads from above while being sure to not run into the red orbs.
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Spell Card 095
勁疾技「ビーストエピデミシティ」 (Keishitsu-waza "Bīsuto Epidemishiti")
Agile Skill "Beast Epidemicity"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The fireballs will hurl themselves at you soon after being fired, so you shouldn't stay in one spot for too long. You might want to misdirect them to the side every now and then.
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Spell Card 096
勁疾技「トライアングルチェイス」 (Keishitsu-waza "Toraianguru Cheisu")
Agile Skill "Triangle Chase"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Saki will charge at a wall, and then bounce off to another wall in the direction towards your current location. Depending on where she first charges to, move yourself in a location that will make her charge to either the top or the sides, so that you can shoot her after she stops. After five sets of these attacks, the arrowhead walls will fold outwards, but they're slow enough for you to focus on dealing damage to Saki, who will be slowly returning to the middle.

If you can get Saki to charge up to the top in her first attack, hug the upper right wall, because her second attack will then end with her on the right wall. Thereafter all her subsequent charges will work the same way: She will charge up-and-left, and you will hug the right wall so that she will move back to the right. By doing this, her third, fourth, and fifth attacks will all end with her on the right wall, allowing you to easily deplete her health. Marisa-Wolf can finish off this spell with this method before the arrowhead walls even reach you after folding outwards. This video demonstrates this method of controlling Saki's movement.
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Spell Card 097
勁疾技「ブラックペガサス流星弾」 (Keishitsu-waza "Burakku Pegasasu Ryuuseidan")
Agile Skill "Black Pegasus Meteor Shot"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The stars are fast, but Saki's health is low. Stay under her as far as possible and end the attack quickly. Minimize unnecessary and distracting movement. Note that the fast bullets can slip through Otter's Roaring Mode if you don't fly right up to Saki. The high speed means that it is easy to suffer an unexpected death with bombs in stock, so use bombs if you feel threatened. Be careful not to run into the smaller stars if you are dodging unfocused.
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Spell Card 098
勁疾技「マッスルエクスプロージョン」 (Keishitsu-waza "Massuru Ekusupurōjon")
Agile Skill "Muscle Explosion"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
The RNG on this spell is very dangerous, so use a bomb the moment you feel threatened. The hitboxes on the red jelly beans are extremely large (especially compared to pre-DDC games), so it will be hard to deathbomb.

The first wave is especially tough since it starts in the middle. You can consider dodging the first wave at the bottom corners so that you have bigger gaps and more reaction time to work with. For subsequent attacks, she will move horizontally towards you, so you can dodge the jellybean attack on the further corner. If she moves upwards, take that chance to damage her as much as possible during that wave.
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Spell Card 099
「フォロミーアンアフライド」 ("Foromī An'afuraido")
"Follow Me, Unafraid"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Focus on maximizing damage to Saki, because the attack goes faster over time. The huge red glow orbs have very large hitboxes, and it can be tough to see exactly how big they are, so steer very clear of them. The high speed means that it is easy to suffer an unexpected death with bombs in stock, so use bombs if you feel threatened.
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Spell Card 100
「鬼形のホイポロイ」 ("Kikei no Hoi Poroi")
"Oni-Shaped Hoi Polloi"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Rings of will-o-wisps will close in from the edges of the screen. When they are killed, they will release rings of fast bullets, and each subsequent will-o-wisp killed will attack more aggressively than before. For each wave, kill a few will-o-wisps, then slip through the contracting ring of will-o-wisps, but be careful not to run into the yellow orbs. The number of will-o-wisps per subsequent wave increased.

When there are around 11 seconds left on the clock, the final ring of will-o-wisps will arrive. Note that this means you will end up collecting all the spirits released by Saki after the attack ends.These are almost invulnerable, so just move to the center of the screen on top of Saki as they close in. The only feasibly reasonable way to kill the last will-o-wisp ring is to use a bomb, which will wipe out the entire last wave. If you bomb close to the 11-second mark as an Otter shot, your bomb might do this by accident - if so, make sure the bomb also clears off the rings of fast bullets formed as a result.

Using a bomb will cause Saki to have a health bar through a glitch, and shooting her down after that will also end the attack.
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Spell Card 101
「鬼畜生の所業」 ("Kichikushou no Shogyou")
"Deeds of Devilish Beasts"
Owner
Saki Kurokoma
Extra — Extra
Editor's Comment
Most of this attack is random dodging, so stay focused throughout. Be careful of the crisscrossing blue arrowheads that start appearing from the second phase onwards. Try not to hug the bottom, so that you can spot problematic blue arrowheads ahead of time, and move downwards and/or diagonally to avoid them. The bullets are slow, so don't use up all your bombs too soon in a panic.

As with all Extra stages, don't time this last attack out in a 1cc attempt. It progresses in phases by itself at 90s, 60s, and 30s. When the timer is below 20s the attack goes berserk with an exclusive fifth phase. Bombs and Otter's Roaring Mode will not cancel the bullets in all phases of this attack, so don't bother attempting to use Otter's Roaring Mode to cheese it, either.


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