Octopath Traveler 2 Guide – How to defeat Thurston (Enemy in the Mist)

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Here’s how to defeat Thurston (Enemy in the Mist), an fog monster that suddenly shows up at the end of Chapter 3 in Octopath Traveler 2.

Octopath Traveler 2 Guide – How to defeat Thurston (Enemy in the Mist)

Enemy in the Mist’s Stats and Weaknesses

  • Shields: 4
  • HP: 35,000
  • Weaknesses: Sword, Axe, Bow, Ice, Wind
  • Attacks:
    • Emergency Maintenance – fully repair the shields of the Steam Engine
    • Attack – Basic attack on one party member for 700 damage
    • Throw Wrench – a physical attack that will hit three times on a random party member, around 500 damage each time
    • Repairs – He’ll re-summon the Steam Engine

Steam Engine’s Stats and Weaknesses

  • Shields: 7
  • HP: 7500
  • Weaknesses: Polearm, Dagger, Fire, Lightning
  • Attacks:
    • Expel Vapor – Physical attack that will hit one party member and do around 600 damage.
    • Heat Blast – 700 – 1000 fire attack that hits all party members.

In this fight, you must face two enemies: the main boss Enemy in the Mist and Steam Engine in the back row. The main boss will lock his weaknesses as the fight begins. The only way to unlock it is to destroy the Steam Engine.

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As soon as you destroy the Steam Engine, the Enemy in the Mist will use his turn to perform Emergency Maintenance on it, restoring its shields to full. Therefore, it is preferable to either time the break so that the Enemy in the Mist is among the last to make a move, or to focus on bursting the Steam Engine without concern for breaks. If you want the Enemy in the Mist to bypass his offensive turn, you can also destroy the engine.

Once you destroy the steam engine, the fog will lift. The Enemy in the Mist is actually Thurston. You would be forgiven for not remembering him. You encountered him in Chapter 2, and he is an employee of Mister Roque. Or, should I say, ex-employee? And he has decided to aim all of his pent-up rage at you.

Fortunately, Thurston has low Shields and numerous weaknesses, making it simple to keep him broken and deplete his health. When his HP drops below 20,000, he will re-summon the Steam Engine. You’ll have to beat it again to hurt Thurston. As a result, it is best not to let the battle drag on too long. While Thurston is vulnerable, use multi-hit moves like Sixfold Strike on the Armsmaster to keep him broken as much as possible.

If you feel like the fight is taking too long, use Partito’s Merchant skill, Hired Help. You can hire Veteran Soldiers who will attack three times if you spend 30,000 leaves. And, with maximum BP, they will almost single-handedly destroy Thurston. It can feel a little cheap, but at some point in the game, you’ll have so many leaves that you’ll be able to swim in them. So, if you want to use this move, follow your heart (and your wallet).

This is how you defeat Thurston or Enemy in the Mist in Octopath Traveler 2.