Breaking

Some monsters have breakable areas you can hit to get extra drops. For some monsters, an archer or mage can hit this area directly, for others you need to stagger them first.

Please note, that attacking vital spots (like heads) causes most big enemies to become enraged sooner, increasing their damage. So attacking these parts prior to knocking them down is not recommended, unless they are easy to defeat.

Note - Not all enemies can be "broken" for extra drops including Spiders, Elemental lords, Wraith and Duke/General Gigas'. Also, breaking for drops should not be confused with Turn Breaks, the act of cancelling an enemy's charged attack to stagger them, although doing so will make it easier to attack it's vulnerable spot.

For more detailed information on Staggering and Breaks points and enemy specifics check the Staggering and Breaks page.

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Last edited by Kaya on 2 May 2012 at 03:58
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