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26th Jul '16 2:41:34 PM Chabal2
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** Cruel Ruin and Djinn Storm from ''The Lost Age'''s [[FinalBoss Doom Dragon]]. The former works like your SummonMagic in that it deals more damage to targets with higher max HP, so no amount of level grinding will save you from it. The second puts all of your Djinn into recovery mode, forcing your active characters into first-tier classes and likely halving your stats.

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** Cruel Ruin and Djinn Storm from ''The Lost Age'''s [[FinalBoss Doom Dragon]]. The former works like your SummonMagic in that it deals more damage to targets with higher max HP, so no amount of level grinding will save you from it. The second puts all of your Djinn into recovery mode, forcing your active characters into first-tier classes (losing a few spells like revives and multiheals), likely halving your stats.stats, and preventing you from using SummonMagic.
** Valukar has one that would be ThatOneAttack if it wasn't for ArtificialStupidity: he can use your summons against you, but tends to do so when you have only one or two djinn on standby, doing less damage than he would with his own spells. However, he can give you a nasty surprise if you depend on this overmuch.



*** In ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'', it can steal your summons and use them against you, forcing your Djinn into recovery mode as if you used the summons.

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*** In ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'', it can steal your summons and use them against you, forcing your Djinn into recovery mode as if you you'd used the summons.



** The Ancient Devil's Demon Sign [[BrainwashedAndCrazy takes over one of your characters]]. And they can use your djinn for summons, though they won't always do this.

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** The Ancient Devil's Demon Sign [[BrainwashedAndCrazy takes over one of your characters]]. And they can use your djinn for summons, though they won't always do this. And since he targets the fastest party member with it, you're prevented from using Sveta unless you like suffering.



** You'll be hard-pressed to find a veteran player of the franchise who ''doesn't'' hate Disruptive Wave with a passion. What it does is that once the enemy uses it, ALL your [[StatusBuff buffs]] are gone and there is NO way to block it, leaving you with a huge disadvantage if you spent the last 3 rounds casting buff spells, which you absolutely ''need'' in the endgame, and need a heal badly. Especially if the enemy can attack more than once in a single turn, which by the second half of the game, most of them can! First turn, Disruptive Wave = Goodbye all defense and power boosts. Second turn, you get hit with an ungodly powerful attack. [[LuckBasedMission Have fun getting around that]].

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** You'll be hard-pressed to find a veteran player of the franchise who ''doesn't'' hate Disruptive Wave with a passion. What it does is that once the enemy uses it, ALL your [[StatusBuff buffs]] are gone and there is NO way to block it, leaving you with a huge disadvantage if you spent the last 3 rounds casting buff spells, which you absolutely ''need'' in the endgame, endgame ([[ContractualBossImmunity Use debuff spells on the enemy, you say? You're adorable.]]), and need a heal badly. Especially if the enemy can attack more than once in a single turn, which by the second half of the game, most of them can! First turn, Disruptive Wave = Goodbye all defense and power boosts. Second turn, you get hit with an ungodly powerful attack. [[LuckBasedMission Have fun getting around that]].
16th Jul '16 12:56:34 PM mario0987
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** Counter returns in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' and it has a magical counterpart now, Countermagic. The game knows full well that the best use for these skills is to put Counter on archers, Countermagic on units weak to magic and to put both on any unit at all.
12th Jul '16 3:35:12 PM CybranGeneralSturm
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** ''Holy Melody'' if you're not careful with Trumpeter's health. If he happens to have the lowest percentage of health when he plays that, the boss will ''fully heal himself''. Same goes for ''Evil Melody''. A character is just 1 point lower than the others? [[OneHitKill That person DIES]]! And if the boss has the lowest HP? He decides MyRulesAreNotYourRules and targets the main character, GameOver. [[LastChanceHitPoint Endure]] can stop it, but ItOnlyWorksOnce, and he also has Megidolaon, which makes controlling your party's health difficult.

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** ''Holy Melody'' if you're not careful with Trumpeter's health. If he happens to have the lowest percentage of health when he plays that, the boss will ''fully heal himself''. Same goes for ''Evil Melody''. A character is just 1 point lower than the others? [[OneHitKill That person DIES]]! And if the boss has the lowest HP? He decides MyRulesAreNotYourRules and targets the main character, GameOver. [[LastChanceHitPoint Endure]] can stop it, but ItOnlyWorksOnce, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce it works once per battle]], and he also has Megidolaon, which makes controlling your party's health difficult.
10th Jul '16 11:51:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''ThatOneAttack/{{Rhythm}}''

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* ''ThatOneAttack/{{Rhythm}}''[[ThatOneAttack/{{Rhythm}} Rhythm Games]]
8th Jul '16 7:55:06 PM Lopiny
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** Fiddlesticks' ultimate. [[{{HellIsThatNoise}} CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW]]

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** Fiddlesticks' ultimate. The seriously startling [[{{HellIsThatNoise}} CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW]]CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW]] is your only warning you just entered a world of pain, as those damnable crows have enormous DPS.
7th Jul '16 5:54:19 PM DanaO
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** To fully qualify, those (along with a high chance of getting poisoned in multiple ways from multiple sources during the next major quest) are the most memorable attacks any non-boss will use against a brand new player, and are nastier than any boss attack up to that point as well. They fit this page because ''every'' player at some point was a brand new player and very few will have been ready with appropriate counters to all of those. The game universe as a whole features numerous examples of devastating and truly unfair enemy attacks, but the nature of the game is such that experienced players usually have so many effective fighting styles and metaphorical "I win buttons" ready that it's hard to single anything out as a threat to ''everyone''.



** ''The Typing of the Dead''[='=]s version of the Magician, like other bosses in the game, has a gimmick. His gimmick is particularly brutal: Type out phrases before his attacks you as usual, but if you so much as make a single typo, he will damage you. Hope you can touch-type without letting your fingers slip!

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** ''The Typing of the Dead''[='=]s version of the Magician, like other bosses in the game, has a gimmick. His gimmick is particularly brutal: Type out phrases before his he attacks you as usual, but if you so much as make a single typo, typo against his melee attacks, he will damage you. (This mimics the difficulty of tracking his blurringly fast circle-strafing preceding them.) Hope you can touch-type without letting your fingers slip!
7th Jul '16 11:04:14 AM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/{{Caligula}}'' has most attacks that cancel your moves, but special attention goes to Doom Barrier. It negates all damage on the user except from guard-breaking attacks, and if it's not canceled out by one, they charge forward and release an explosion of energy that does a ton of damage and cancels the moves of anyone it hits.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Caligula}}'' has most attacks that cancel your moves, but special attention goes to Doom Barrier.Genocide Split. It negates all damage on the user except from guard-breaking attacks, and if it's not canceled out by one, they charge forward and release an explosion of energy that does a ton of damage and cancels the moves of anyone it hits.
30th Jun '16 10:52:41 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/{{Caligula}}'' has most attacks that cancel your moves, but special attention goes to Doom Barrier. It negates all damage on the user except from guard-breaking attacks, and if it's not canceled out by one, they charge forward and release an explosion of energy that does a ton of damage and cancels the moves of anyone it hits.
26th Jun '16 10:43:45 AM nombretomado
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* The spell Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting in ''BaldursGate 2''. On paper, it does 1-8 damage per level of the caster, half on a successful save...but a mage has to be level 15 to know it, meaning an awful lot of damage is being thrown around. This is somewhat unfair when you are a SquishyWizard with less than 40 health and oh sorry just failed your saving throw, time to reload. Especially since unless you were a ''very'' dedicated grinder you are still two levels away from being able to cast it yourself (which is, admittedly, very therapeutic).

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* The spell Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting in ''BaldursGate 2''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. On paper, it does 1-8 damage per level of the caster, half on a successful save...but a mage has to be level 15 to know it, meaning an awful lot of damage is being thrown around. This is somewhat unfair when you are a SquishyWizard with less than 40 health and oh sorry just failed your saving throw, time to reload. Especially since unless you were a ''very'' dedicated grinder you are still two levels away from being able to cast it yourself (which is, admittedly, very therapeutic).
4th Jun '16 5:39:12 PM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', Yodai Higashizawa, Game Master [[spoiler:(of the first week, that is)]] is an absolute beast, but his ''most'' dangerous attack is probably his electric orb spam, announced with "I'll char your bones black!" This is his only attack that targets ''both'' Shiki and Neku simultaneously, requiring them to stop attacking entirely and focus exclusively on defense until it's over.
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