Messiah is the penultimate Boss Monster in Shadow Hearts. It is what Albert Simon transforms into to try and defeat Yuri before the arrival of Meta-God. Messiah is fought in The Float just before the fnal boss. It appears to have a bipedal body with two arms – one long enough for it to stand on. The head is comprised of three lobes.
- Holy Chest
- Status Abnormality
Boss Battle Strategy
NOTE: After fighting Messiah, you will immediately battle Meta-God. You can change party members, but not their equipment. Make sure you are properly equipped for both battles. The best equip would be: best possible weapon, best possible armour, crucifix (if you do not have three, you will have at least one from the Scapegoat battle and it should go on a character with the ability to heal Status Effects), Will Power and Pocket Watch.
Messiah has a range of all-party moves, including Holy chest which causes SP Lowering. He also uses physical attacks and a variety of status effects. He has one healing move – Grace.
Yuri should fuse into Seraphic Radiance if he has it. If not, choose Sandalphon if Alice is not in the party or Amon or Lobo if she is. Both Seraphic Radiance and Sandalphon can use all party healing if necessary. Seraphic Radiance, Amon and Lobo all have very high attack power – Messiah has relativity weak physical defense, so Yuri should be used as a physical attacker if he is not healing the party.
If Alice is in the party she should be the one equipped with the Crucifix as her healing will be very valuable to the party. She should be used to heal with Arc as well as using Wish to cure status abnormalities. She should attack with Advent if she has a spare turn. Keep an eye on her SP and MP.
If Zhuzhen is in the party he should use his best magic to deal damage to this enemy. He should be in charge of healing others (and his own) MP and SP, as well as using items to heal status effects.
If Margarete is in the party she should be used as a physical attacker. Have Alice cast Holy Edge on her to increase her attack output. Margarete can also use Pain Killer to heal any status effects. Keep an eye on her SP.
If Keith is in the party he should be used as a physical attacker, but he should use Apsaras if anyone gets a status abnormality – as this will damage Messiah and heal the status effect. He should be equipped with a crucifix if possible. Have Alice use Holy Edge on him to increase his damage output.
If Halley is in the party, he should be used as a physical attacker, and use items to heal any status effects or SP. Have Alice use Holy Edge on him to use his damage output.
Messiah is a name given to the son of God, Jesus Christ.