|Breath of Fire III Boss|
エルダードラゴン Erudaadoragon (Elder Dragon)
- Main article: Jono
Elder is a boss within Breath of Fire III.
|Condition||Turn != multiple of 3|
Jono is the elder of the village of Dragnier where the last remaining of the Brood reside. Seeking information about the Brood's genocide at the hands of Myria, Ryu is sent to meet the elder. The Elder explains that Myria isn't right in her teachings and that he holds the true power of the Brood where it can't be detected because of the barrier in the room. He tells Ryu that he must defeat him to prove he is capable of holding such power.
When Jono is defeated, he leaves behind the Infinity gene, the source of Ryu's Kaiser state.
Ryu is unable to use his Brood powers in this fight, so the player may need a different strategy. Have Ryu buff the party with Shield as much as possible and heal when necessary. If the player had Bunyan and Meryleep as Masters long enough to learn Focus and Shadowwalk, Ryu can use both together to help deal some heavy damage.
If Nina is used in this battle and you apprenticed with Mygas and Emitai long enough, give her Meditation and Mind Sword to help her deal damage. Other magic along with Meditation work just as well if you don't have Mind Sword.
If Momo is used in this battle, have her use Might to help buff Ryu and heal when necessary. If Rei is used in this battle, have him steal from the Elder and buff the party with Speed. If Ryu or another party member has Influence as a skill, have Rei turn into the Weretiger and use Influence throughout the party to lower the chance/remove the risk of him attacking a party member. Garr and Peco can also be used for tanking and combat support.
Every three turns, the Elder will waste a turn by using Bad Back, which gives the party a turn to heal or buff themselves or attack the Elder. Every other turn, the Elder will mostly attack the party with fire magic which will deal moderate damage, as well as Double Blow, which deals 120-250 damage on average depending on the target's defense stat.