Local Enemy Bestiary
So, before the fight begins, you’ll first be in control of a lone Terra. You should go around the characters below you and de-equip everything everyone has. Then pick your four best characters and Optimize their stuff and put on some Relics. Then do the same with another two. That last one … meh.
Why are we doing this? Well, we’ll have to form teams soon. Save at the Save Point and speak with Baron to form your teams. I recommend the following for teams…
~~ Terra, Locke, Sabin, Cyan
~~ Celes, Edgar ~~ Gau
The top team is mainly for the boss; the second is for wiping out enemies with Edgar’s tools and having some healing and decent offense with Celes. Gau is just Gau.
So, once the group battle begins, you’ll learn that you’ll need to defend Baron from the Imperial troops. Do so by placing the two main teams at the only two entryways nearest Baron, facing south. Fight all twelve battles. Be sure to count. Then there will be two more left. One is the Hell’s Rider near Kefka, so you’ll probably be taking him out before Kefka. Eh, use Terra’s team as mentioned above.
Afterwards, get rid of all Terra’s equipment and heal her team to full. Put Terra in the Back Row (remember, she’ll be leaving soon) and head south to find Kefka.
Kefka can use a basic attack, Thunder, Blizzard, Blizzara, Drain, Poison, and Confuse. Remember, I suggested a team of Terra, Sabin, Cyan, and Locke.
Have Terra focus either on using Cure or Fire; Sabin, using a Blitz of your choice (I used Aura Cannon); Cyan, using his #1/#4 Bushido; and have Locke Stealing, healing, or Attacking. It’s a fairly simple, yet very effective, strategy. You should see Kefka Fleeing in about three turns, if not less. He really sucks.
Alternate Strategy: You can choose a team with Celes and Edgar and simply have Celes use Runic to prevent Kefka from attacking completely. Have Edgar shoot Kefka and the other member attack with their strongest attack and he will fall rapidly.
After the battle, you’ll proceed north to meet up with the Esper. After the scene, our next task is to find Terra.