I BEAT MAGUS LAST NIGHT! That's right, ladies and gentlemen, I beat the bastard after four, count em, FOUR tries and knockouts. After 70+ hours of playing, maxing out my Ryu book unlockables, getting all four new players, getting all four .hack//SIGN flashbacks and driving myself crazy by not getting enough EXP, I finally beat it. I used BlackRose and Gardenia instead of using a Wavemaster (sorry Elk-chan, you would have died too soon, and I couldn't take that chance...), and it worked like a charm. Me and BlackRose were a level 53, and Gardenia was at level 52, and I used 60 of each Blood (20 for each of us). I also used speed charms and tried using Paralysis and Sleep charms on the idiot, but it failed. I didn't worry about the leaves he dropped, I just said "designate target: magus" to both Gardenia and BlackRose, and we just WHALED on him til he Protect Broke. I acted as both attacker and semi-Wavemaster, as I acted as healer for the othe two.
After that, it was simple. We killed him and then I saved and we went to beat the bonus boss, Anglomore at Delta: Bitter Fantasy Miror World. That was also simple and I got the Crimson Raid and Lucky Shoes (Lucky Shoes are very important because they let me cast Rig Saem and Rig Geam spells, which help restore your or your partners' HP and SP, which is SO important because I chucked the Ceramic Helm which I was sposed to give to BlackRose but I didn't. Damn it)
Ah well, now I have to wait for my copy of Outbreak to be sent to my house to I can keep playing. I got it for $40 used, which is a steal becuase the least expensive copy was $55 NEW. I can't wait!
Sorry, I am rambling.