First of all, the secret bosses are only accessible after the level Hollow Bastion is locked. There are, in the game, two trips to Hollow Bastion. It will be locked on the second trip there. Afterwards, certain options will be available that will eventually lead to unlocking all four bosses. After Hollow Bastion is locked return to the Coliseum World. The Hades Cup will be available.
You must complete it, battling through all 50 seeds until the Rock Titan falls to your knees. After you are victorious at the Hades Cup, a “???” will appear on Phil’s menu of Cups. This will be the Gold Match in which you fight the Ice Titan.
The Titan will, while casting its attacks, swing its hands. Should you come in contact with its hands Sora will be injured. The easiest way to avoid this attack is not to jump directly towards the Titan.
The Ice Titan sweeps his hand through the air to unleash a barrage of icicle arrows. Obviously, he normally aims for Sora. The Ice Titan will use this attack for the entire battle, but it will grow more lethal as he progresses through his stages. The attack comes in many forms, which are below.
The icicles move away from the Titan’s hands in a fan-like manner, meaning that only 1 or 2 will wind up near Sora and the others will fly on either side of Sora’s flanks. If 1 or 2 icicles should hit Sora, he will receive minimal damage. However, if Sora attempts to run left or right he will pass through the rest of the fan and be exposed to 4 if not 5 icicles instead of the mere 2 he would have had to deal with by standing still. This attack can be dodged most easily by simply jumping.
The icicles are shot in a straight line at Sora. If one hits him he is hit by them all. This attack can be dodged very easily by running left, right, or by jumping. Because of the fact that if it is successful in hitting more icicles will contact Sora it deals more damage than the Fan.
All versions of Icicle Blast come in this form. Great Icicle Blast can never be blocked or deflected and deals at least twice as much damage as Icicle Blast. However, the Titan will never use this attack if you do not cast a form of Aero on Sora during the battle.
The Ice Titan will occasionally pick up his feet and stomp the ground, creating a shockwave of ice that hurts badly. The easiest way to avoid this is to jump or simply stand on the stadium seats where the shockwave cannot reach you.
The Ice Titan will wave his hand to trigger this attack. During it spikes of ice will shoot up from the ground around where Sora is standing. It is, however, very inaccurate, and though around 10 spikes will shoot up throughout the attack Sora is normally only hit by 2 or 3 if he remains standing still. This attack will affect all areas of the arena including the stadium seats.
The easiest way to avoid it is by stepping short distances left, right, forwards, or backwards. The spikes are tall enough to hit Sora even if he jumps, however. It does not inflict heavy damage though, so taking a few hits by it will not really matter.
Once the Ice Titan is damaged enough from its deflected icicles (which will be explained later), it will kneel to the ground stunned. You can glide to its head and smack it with the Keyblade, but will find that doing so won’t effect the health bars much. Still, a few extra hits are ideal in such a battle so don’t feel discouraged. Once the Titan stands up again be prepared for the most hectic wave of assaults in the game.
A portal will open between the Titan’s legs, and it will shoot endless icicles for nearly ten seconds. They are shot randomly, though, with no pattern, and that makes them harder to dodge than normal Icicle Blasts. Each icicle causes little damage, but impact with many could result in instant death. Eventually the portal will disappear. You won’t see it again until the Titan enters Stage 3. Afterwards, the Titan will revert to its normal Stage two attacks. They are:
The icicles begin to move away from the Titan in a fan-like manner. But do not be deceived! They will, in mid course, turn and head straight towards Sora. Each and every one homes in on its target. Basically, this is the Straight Shot disguised as the Fan. It does as much damage as the straight shot and can be dodged by jumping or running left or right.
The Titan apparently isn’t content with its arsenal of moves, so adds one on. This attack can be devastating, but is easily avoided. The Titan bends over and sprays a mist of ice across the arena from its mouth. If hit with it Sora will be frozen for around 2 or 3 seconds. The Ice Breath only inflicts a small amount of damage by itself, but normally the Titan follows it with an attack of Glacial Spikes or an Icicle Blast. Sora will be defenseless against any attack made towards him when he is frozen.
However, if Sora is standing at the top of the stadium seats the Ice Breath attack will not even reach him. The easiest way to avoid it is to run to the top of the stadium seats. But wait! It’s not over yet. Even if the attack is dodged and the Titan stops breathing ice, the area of the floor and seats that the attack did hit will be coated in frost for around 5 seconds. If Sora should touch this frost coating he will be injured and become immobile for a short instant.
With this attack the Ice Titan will cause balls of ice to drop from the sky onto Sora. They are not easily avoided, but do not deal much damage. Normally they come in sets of three, but sometimes a solitary ice ball will be dropped. Running away dodges them best. Between Stage 2 and 3, the Ice Titan will again be stunned. Hit it in the head then retreat.
The Ice Titan will instantly cast these two spells when it stands up:
Basically, everything gets more hectic than it was before. The Titan will cast Ice Drop over and over again until the Icicle Barrage is complete. After this initial assault on poor little Sora, the Titan will move to its normal Stage 3 attacks. They are:
The icicles will flat out home in on Sora from the second they leave the Titan’s hand. This pattern is easy to spot and should be dealt with in the same manner as the Homing Fan.
This is the Ice Titan’s most lethal and astonishingly powerful attack. The Titan will extend its hands and blast the arena with an icy mist filled with floating hunks of ice. If Sora contacts the mist he will be frozen for 2 or 3 seconds. However, if while frozen he is hit by the floating ice inside of the mist he will be damaged badly.
The Ice Spread attack deals light damage just as the Ice Breath, and the Titan enjoys casting Glacial Spikes, Icicle Blasts, and Ice Drops while Sora is frozen and being bombarded with floating ice chunks. There is no way to avoid this other than by running away. Again, this attack cannot reach the very top of the stadium’s seats. Go there when you see the Titan spread its palms. Between Stage 3 and 4 the Titan will be stunned and lower its head. Attack it and retreat.
The Titan will, once more, begin its attack as follows:
Once the Icicle Barrage ends, the Titan will move on to its normal Stage 4 attacks. They are:
During Stage 4 the Ice Titan seems to only drop 1 ball of ice for each attack rather than the usual 3. The Titan will occasionally drop 3 at a time but this is rare, and this attack is much less dangerous because of its lowered amount.
The rest of the battle with the Ice Titan is like a repeat of Stage 4. When the Titan is stunned, hit it. When it wakes up it will cast its beginning Stage 4 assault. It will use Stage 4 attacks until it is killed. It will use the Stage 4 beginning assault each time it wakes up from being stunned.
As soon as you are able to, take Sora and run to the very top of the stadium seats. You will be staying here most of the time so as to render Freezing Shockwave, Ice Breath, and Ice Spread harmless. None of those three attacks can reach the top corners of the stadium seats, but if you stray just a little from the highest point in the seats Ice Breath and Ice Spread can and will hit you if the Titan uses them. So therefore, no matter how convenient it may seem, Do Not run down from the top of the stadium seats! The only exception to this rule is when the Titan is stunned. Then, after all attacks cease, it is safe to walk down into the arena and whack the Titan’s head a few times. However, when the Titan shows the slightest hit of waking up you should run back to the top of the stadium seats.
When you arrive at the top of the stadium seats you will be ready to duke it out with the Ice Titan. The key to this battle is deflecting the Titan’s own attacks back at it, and that is why the Guard ability is vital. To use the Guard ability press the square button. This will cause Sora to lift his keyblade into the air and block or deflect oncoming attacks.
Now, the attacks that you want to deflect are the Icicle Blasts, or the small arrows of ice that the Titan will constantly shoot. In order to do so simply wait until a cluster of ice arrows is close to Sora and then press the square button. Sora will raise his keyblade and deflect the icicles. They will then fly backwards and hit the Ice Titan, damaging it. Icicle Blasts when in the Straight or Homing forms are easiest to deflect. You need to hit square only once to deflect them all. Icicle Blasts in a Fan or Random form are nearly impossible to deflect because of their wide range. Avoid deflecting these types of attack. You will need to use this one maneuver of deflecting Straight and Homing Ice Blasts through the entire battle, as deflecting icicles is three-fourths of beating the Ice Titan.
For healing during this battle you should rely highly on your Cure spell. Because the Ice Titan never stops throwing attacks at you it is impossible to avoid them all. If you have MP Rage equipped these frequent attacks will always keep your MP filled for the entire battle. In this way you should allow yourself to be hit every so often and continuously cast Cure on Sora with the shortcut command. Do not use High-Potions unless necessary; you will need to heal yourself much more often than the small amount of High-Potions Sora can carry would allow. Also, MP Haste allows your MP to refill very quickly when you finally go down to the arena and hit the Ice Titan’s head. It is always good to have extra MP from MP Haste when the Titan unleashes its Icicle Barrage on awakening. High-Potions should only be used in dire emergencies, and are really not of use if you deploy the Cure spell correctly.
Ok, back to the battle. When you deflect enough icicles back to the Ice Titan it will become stunned. Normally this happens after three-fourths of one health bar are taken away. When the Ice Titan is stunned it kneels to the ground and lowers its head to the arena floor. This is your chance to run down and slash at it. Superglide and Glide are most effective, but normal running will suffice. Whack away at it until it begins to wake up, then instantly retreat back to the top of the stadium seats.
Do not expect your attacks on the Titan’s head with your keyblade to do a lot of damage, because they won’t. In fact, you can avoid the entire process of hitting the Titan on the head altogether. If you prefer staying at the top of the stadium seats then simply wait there until the Titan wakes up and then continue deflecting its icicles. As has been said before, the Titan’s icicles deflected back at it are the main source of damage it will take.
Defense in this battle is not very important. All versions of the Icicle Blast should be reflected or jumped over. The Ice Breath, Freezing Shockwave, and Ice Spread will not need to be defended against if you keep Sora at the top of the stadium seats. Ice Drop can be avoided by running, but if it hits Sora it will quickly fill his MP, allowing you to heal him directly afterwards. Glacial Spike will do the same.
So basically, deflect as many icicles as you can and always be ready to use the Cure spell.
Aero can also deflect attacks as Guard can. However, when you cast Aero on Sora the Ice Titan will stop using normal Icicle Blast and begin using Great Icicle Blast. The icicles will be twice as large, twice and deadly, and unable to be deflected or blocked in any way. So don’t cast Aero and save yourself a world of trouble.