Collecting all of the Souls in Aria of Sorrow isn’t technically required to complete the game, however hunting them down is great fun and some of them are remarkably powerful. One Soul however, tends to elude the player for a great deal of time, mainly because it’s held by the most elusive enemy in the game: The Sky Fish. Catching this swift streak of light can be a pain, so we’ve detailed the steps you need to take in order to unlock it.
Locating a Sky Fish
You’ll likely notice the Sky Fish much, much earlier than you’ll be capable of defeating it. It appears in the Underground Reservoir within two separate rooms, one of which can be found in the map location pictured above. It’ll shoot across the room like a streak of light, leaving stars in it’s trail, and will refuse to interact with anything that you throw at it. No amount of spells, weapons or special Soul attacks will do anything to the Sky Fish in this form, so you’re best off ignoring it and coming back later. You’ll need something very specific to begin to deal with it…
Slaying The Sky Fish
First up, you’ll need to get the Chronomage Soul, which allows you to significantly slow down time. Next, you’ll need to use it at the right time, which can be a bit of a pain since the Sky Fish likes to shoot across the screen at different times. It’s always a few seconds after entering the room, however the flighty little blighter tends to deviate it’s timing a little each time you enter, and it’s far too quick for regular reaction time, so you’ll have to time it and get a little lucky.
Thankfully it doesn’t have much health at all, only 100 HP, so a single hit is all it should take to defeat it. Unfortunately the damned thing might not drop it’s Soul, despite it having one of the highest drop rates in the game. Our level 75 Soma was getting them approximately 50% of the time, but some of that will be RNG and our Luck statistic, so don’t get too disheartened if it takes a while. Ironically, the Soul itself is nothing to write home about. Sure, the buff can be nice, but it’s not worth the time taken and there are better, more overpowered options out there. We’re looking at you, Killer Mantle.
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