I posted this on a whole new thread before I realized it'd be better to post it here. Can you guys help me out?
I'm 1/1 on Shiva, 1/1 on Titan, but 0/2 on Ifrit. The first time I fought him, he pulled off a Fire II on Carby at the most inopportune moment. By the time I resummoned him and readied Searing Light, my Astral Flow wore off right before Carby casted it. The second time I fought him, I again got two Searing Lights, but as I was about to cast the third his Inferno killed us both in one shot.
So I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, and only two things come to mind.
1. I haven't been using any Boiled crab or Boiled Crayfish. I know that boosts my defense, but does it also boost Carby's defense? That leads me to my second problem...
2. It always seems like the Avatar is right on my butt the whole fight. I cast Searing Light, begin running away to the other side, and Carby is practically dead or is dead before I'm just half way there. I barely have enough time to recast him and then use an ether. But when I watch the videos, it seems like other people manage to not only make it completely on the other side, but they stand there for a good 5-10 seconds as Carby beats up the avatar. How do they do that? Am I just unlucky, or does the Boiled Crab/Crayfish make the difference? Shiva and the first fight against Ifrit were the only times I fought the avatars on their weak day, but it didn't seem any different than the other times when I fought Titan and Ifrit for the second time.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!