The Watcher is the boss of Chapter 4 - a construct created by the roaches to guard the Other Ancient Half in the Sand Castle. It's similar to Haunted Cloths, but it's magic is far stronger. After being defeated by the team, it drops the Peculiar Gem - the key to Upper Snakemouth.
Like other constructs at the Sand Castle, The Watcher has two modes - sand and ice, although neither of these modes have any weaknesses. It will switch it's mode at the end of each even-numbered turn. While in sand mode, it attacks by launching multiple sparks at the team at various trajectories, hitting a random bug each time, or going underground, sucking one of the party members with it and draining their HP. The drain attack requires a Button Mash.Button Sequence action command to break out, and The Watcher will remain underground after that attack until Leif forces it out. In ice mode, it uses Leif's skills - Frigid Coffin and Icefall. These attacks Freeze on a failed block, and Icefall hits everyone.
In addition to it's attacks, The Watcher has several support moves. It can raise it's attack or defense by 1 for 1 turn. This boost takes place before the attack and won't use up the boss' turn. It can also create a wall of it's element in front of it. The wall has 3 HP and normal weaknesses - Leif's ice for sand wall and Kabbu's Horn for ice wall. Once The Watcher's HP is reduced to 18 (34), it will start taking two actions each turn.
The Watcher is a dangerous opponent with it's high damage, buffs and, most importantly, Freeze. Equipping Kabbu with a Supper Block+ and having him Taunt can help a lot against it's spark attacks if you can read their trajectories well. If you have free MP, you should equip Freeze Resistance and/or Frostbite to have easier time dealing with Freeze. The Watcher can be Frozen, but he's fairly resistant, so you shouldn't rely on it.
Spy Log Edit
|Bestiary||Of unknown origin, this Roach-shaped creature only knows its purpose is to guard the artifact. Capable of speech and intelligent thought, it is all the more baffling to know it has never been alive.|
|Vi||"Why can't we ever just grab the artifact? There's always gotta be a creepy, giant, or creepy giant monster! We're super close to the Sapling. I'm not gonna let you stop me!"|
|Kabbu||"What a formidable sorcerer! I can't predict its moves at all. Perhaps because it is not truly alive...Defeating it will be an act of mercy. And my horn shall deliver victory!"|
|Leif||"...What sad magic. Trapped in here, feeling nothing but anger and contempt. We'll put you to rest, forever this time!"|
- In it's ice mode, The Watcher has the same combat stance as Leif does.
|Bosses and Minibosses|
|Chapter 2||Acolyte Aria • Mothiva and Zasp • Venus' Guardian|
|Chapter 3||Ahoneynation • Heavy Drone B-33|
|Chapter 4||Astotheles • Dune Scorpion • The Watcher|
|Chapter 5||The Beast • General Ultimax|
|Chapter 6||Primal Weevil • Cross and Poi • Mothiva (Stage 2) and Zasp (Stage 2) • ULTIMAX Tank|
|Chapter 7||Wasp King • The Everlasting King|
|Quest||Monsieur Scarlet • Cenn and Pisci • Kabbu (Enemy) and Kali • Broodmother • Zommoth • Riz • Maki and Kina and Yin • Mother Chomper|
|Bounties||Devourer • Tidal Wyrm • Seedling King • False Monarch • Peacock Spider|