Okay Aeolus, I need your help again.
Prison Island. And I'm trying to get some materials for Colony 6. There's a monster called Inferno Heinrich in the kitchen.
I am level 80. It is level 76. I cannot beat it. I have tried over 15 times and I just get slaughtered every time.
I have changed parties. I have changed gems. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. And I have scoured the internet and cannot find any information about it.
The fact that I can beat the Behemoths that are level 78, but I can't beat one fucking monster that's level 76 is just mind bogglingly fucking retarded.
I have no idea what to do.
Have you tried equipping Spike Defense gems? Usually when I find myself losing lots of life fast its probably because I'm inflicting the damage to myself from spike damage. Nebula enemies have a tendency of possessing some form of Spike, either inflicting damage or status debuffs. Generally speaking, look for purple damage numbers when attacking, and if you see those and not just from somebody with a Lightning Gem attached to their weapons, then its time to pump up your spike defense.
Also Ether Down and Ether Defense gems should help mitigate the UM's damage output. And it's been a while so I don't quite recall the specifics on that particular UM but I think it might be a rare case of needing Pierce Resistance.
Alternatively, just get either Reyn or Dunban on board and have either one of them use their self revival aura around when you think it'll explode. Even if the hit's fatal, they should bounce right back.
Alternate alternatively, when the UM gets in range of its suicide attack, break out a chain attack with a party with excellent rapport with each other and hope to proc enough follow up attacks to create a 5x chain and drop your biggest damage attacks on it as a finisher. There are a few skills that boost the odds of the party sustaining a chain attack for longer so you might want to spec for that.
The boyfriend has invited a bunch of his work friends over to play Dungeons and Dragons on Sunday, and apparently I'm supposed to play. ;-;
I dunno how I feel about this. I've never played anything like that, and I especially haven't roleplayed.
Here's a few suggestions for beginners.
First and most importantly is that this is not Final Fantasy. Don't expect huge numbers, spamming attack mindlessly, or hoarding items like candy.
Second the easiest classes to pick up for beginners are Warrior, Berserker, and a Cleric capable of healing. Warriors are bash and smash meatsicles, pure and simple. Barbarians are bash and smash when they go on a 'zerker rage but are otherwise more athletic Warriors. And while Clerics have to deal with deity bullshit its easy to pick out a deity with healing based emphasis, plus everybody will want to keep you alive since you'll be a team healer.
Third don't hoard or turn away resources. Famous last words "No thanks, I'm fine.".
Fourth don't be a coward or a douche (unless its in your character to be so, in which case don't over play it). Remember this is just as much a social event as it is a game. If you have a valid reason or you don't want to risk it, just stay back and provide support, keep a look out for rear attacks or traps or something. But if somebody asks for some assistance, provide it. Don't say "I'm not going to fight" or "What if I'm going to need these spells for later" or desperately run into a corner or else the DM is going to make your character piss him/herself and everybody's going to mock you for it.
Fifth, don't be greedy. The oldest trick in the book is to bait traps with loot. Assume everything is trapped and that anything that looks too good to be true, usually is. And of course, don't have your Wizard hoard that +5 Holy Sword of Dragon Slaying unless there's a very specific reason for it.
Sixth, do not underestimate the power of status effects. Remember this isn't Final Fantasy. Status effects are not completely useless, and can be amazing if used well.
Seventh, the Dungeon Master is always right. S/he designed the game you're playing. If the spell needed to resolve the current situation can't possibly be as effective as the DM says it is, then you must use it because it will be exactly as effective as the DM says it is, even if the Player's Manual says otherwise. If everyones' mounts are Robot Unicorns, then everyones' mounts are Robot Unicorns. If your party is joined by Ayra Stark from Game of Thrones then your party has been joined by Ayra Stark from Game of Thrones. If suddenly, God descends from the heavens or was just chilling behind a random door in a dungeon and randomly decides to smite you, then its time to quit this game and find a better DM (it is after all, the DM's job to present a fun and interesting game to play and socialize over, if they suck at that then there's no reason to have to force yourself to play that).
And finally, don't get too attached to your character or their loot. Easy come, easy go. Total Party Kills are not uncommon in D&D.