(Recommended level: 6)
Normal Stance Abilities:
Smash - Single target physical attack.
Confusion - Inflicts confusion debuff on a single target for 1 turn.
Smash All - Multi-target physical attack, inflicts bleed debuff for two turns.
Rage Stance Abilities:
Smash All - Multi-target physical attack, inflicts bleed debuff for two turns
Confuse All - Inflicts confusion debuff on all targets for 1 turn
Counter - Single target physical attack that inflicts bleed for three turns. Also boosts the damage of Counter. Used after being hit by a melee attack.
Ragebuilder - Builds rage each time he is hit by a ranged attack
The easiest way to defeat the Gobking is to never attack him with melee attacks. There are multiple ways to defeat this boss but this is the tactic I prefer to use.
Start the battle with Amon in his Blaster Stance, Ive in her Slinger Stance, Olia in her Counter Stance and Gnart in his Mage Stance.
Each time the Gobking is hit by a ranged attack he will get a “Rage Up” status effect. If he is hit by 5 ranged attacks he will change into his Rage Stance. While he is in this stance he won’t counter melee attacks, but his attacks now targets everyone. He will switch back to his Normal Stance after a few turns.
Use Amon and Ive’s ranged attacks to damage him.
Use Gnart’s regen to keep the party's health up.
Keep Olia in her Counter Stance but don’t bother using taunt, the boss is immune. Instead use Healing Balms to assist Gnart in healing the party.
Tip #1: Save Gnart’s special (Regen All) for after the Gobking uses Smash All.
Tip #2: If you activate Olia's Super Stance and use Items or Wait instead if "Taunt All" she will counter every melee attack she is hit by and will always do a critical hit while she is in her Super Stance.