Main features and attributes of Minamata
● Minamata casts Atk and Def Buff on itself. Able to dispel.
● AOE skill that deals damage and stops healing. Able to cleanse.
● AOE skill that deals damage and cast Shield on itself. Able to dispel.
● AOE skill that deals damage and cause bleeding debuff on team (Damage over Time). Able to cleanse.
Countering the Main Features
1. Minamata casts Atk and Def Buff on itself. Able to dispel. AOE skill that deals damage and cast Shield on itself. Able to dispel.
Dispel dispel dispel. Minamata’s only devastating skill which might wipe your team is its Atk buff which increase over time during the fight. Thus, dispelling food souls are top priority here not only to prevent wipe and to increase damage dealt by dispelling the Def buff and Shield. The usual dispellers are as follows: Rum, Toso, Butter Tea, Champagne, Moon Cake, Borscht and Bonito Rice. Champagne not recommended because his energy skill takes too long to charge up. Rum, Toso or Butter Tea are the top choices!
2. AOE skill that deals damage and stops healing. Able to cleanse. AOE skill that deals damage and cause bleeding debuff on team (Damage over Time). Able to cleanse.
Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. Another annoying skill which might affect your team’s survival is the heal disable and damage over time from bleeding. Although not as damaging as the Atk Buff, it is still highly recommended to bring cleansers. Best contenders are always the healers: Bibimbap, Nagashi Somen, Laba Congee.
Team Composition & Fallen Angels
Atk Spd FAs are now the staple for most fights, and is also the case for this boss. The higher the enhancements the better the damage output. Tank is not necessary for this fight as Minamata’s normal attack damage is not high. Dispellers are top priority in this boss fight, thus put your best Atk Spd FAs on them. Artifacts play a crucial role for team comp based on Beer. However, Beer’s Atk Spd can cause dispelling and cleansing to be supressed if it is too high. Thus, recommended to keep Beer’s Atk Spd around 20k. The higher the nodes with higher level togis will increase the damage output significantly. Priority of buffs goes to Atk Spd if Atk Spd of team is not optimal yet. Go for Critical Buff if survival is not an issue to reach higher damage output.
These pairings produce great synergies and are recommended to try them out if your team comp happens to include either one of them. Not compulsory to follow these pairings if fallen angels, stars are not desirable or better food soul choices are available.
Team Comp 1 (Double Wonder)
- 3 x Attackers
- 2 x Healer
Basic team for beginners or early gamers who do not have the cleansing food souls at high stars. Double cleansing healers can help to increase chances of cleansing and survival. If dispelling is a problem, double dispellers can also be used as dispelling is equally important to ensure survival.
Team Comp 2 (Beer Power)
- 1 x Beer
- 3 x Attackers
- 1 x Healer
Beer power but unable to reach his full potential because he will surpress dispelling and cleansing. However, possible to try out food soul pairings that has silence immune unlocked on their artifacts like Cloud Tea or Champagne. However, silence immunity might backfire to lower overall damage output. Try at own discretion.
Team Comp 3 (Single Heals)
- 4 x Attackers
- 1 x Healer
The most common team comp for most players. Just a single cleanser healer with good Atk Spd FA and throw in your highest DPS attackers. Damage depends on the RNG to cleanse, dispel and team power with artifacts unlocked on your team.
Although this boss combines the features of past bosses, its overall damage is still average, it is more of a checkpoint for the most players to test the mechanics of dispelling and cleansing of your team.