It doesn’t take long for things to get a bit dicey on Ichiban’s visit to Hawaii, as he’s just as quick to gain an enemy as he is a friend. Yutaka Yamai is the first major antagonist that Ichi faces off against, and can be a troublesome fight. Here’s how to defeat Yutaka Yamai in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
How To Beat Yutaka Yamai in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
With Ei-Chan at your side as a support member, you’ll want to first eliminate any of the foot soldiers that Yamai brings along with him. Getting Yamai alone is going to be one of the easiest ways to ensure that this fight ends well for you. Be sure to use the new Movement Circle to your advantage and hit not only the foot soldiers with Weapon Attacks but use them as often as you need on Yamai. The Hero’s Bat may be a weapon of legend, but a chair to the face normally will do more damage.
Make sure you’re not neglecting your Magic attacks, either. By the time you reach this fight, you should have unlocked Grand Liner, which is a great skill to use if you’ve got the distance to cover. While there may be some furniture that’ll get in your way, this attack will bash it out of the way to ensure that you get to your target every time. The more distance you have from Yamai the better, as Grand Liner gets more powerful the further away you are.
Make sure that you’ve been practicing your Perfect Guard before, or hope that you can get lucky enough to tank some hits from Yamai. He hits hard and has a variety of skills that he isn’t afraid to unleash upon you. Thankfully Ei-Chan will toss some healing and support items your way throughout the fight to keep you upright but you may still need to heal if you’ve been hit with a particularly nasty hit or two. Keep hitting him with either Standard or Magic attacks until he’s near half-health to trigger a cutscene with some QTEs that will lead into the second half of the fight.
After completing this cutscene, you’ll find a defenseless Yamai on the floor. Quickly run up and deliver a standard attack to dish out a fair bit of damage to the Yamai Patriarch while he’s lying down. They say not to kick someone when they’re down, but you’re using a baseball bat here so it’s at least a little okay. He’ll quickly spring back to his feet and start attacking once again, so make sure that you’re ready to break out the perfect guard once again.
At this point in the fight, Ei-Chan will be much more vocal in his support of you. He’ll be throwing out buffs more often, restoring both HP and MP that can help you progress through the remaining portion of this fight with relative ease. It’s not going to be a cakewalk, but you should be able to navigate through to the end without seeing the game over screen at this point.
With boosted health and MP, focus on using your different Skills/Magic attacks to deliver as much damage as possible. The Hero Swing ability is going to be great to use here since by this point the majority of the furniture in the room has likely been destroyed by either attacks or collateral damage. As you can see, Hero Swing can deliver nearly 80 points of damage at this point in the story, which takes off a rather large chunk of Yamai’s HP.
Focus on either keeping Yamai on the ground and following up with ground attacks, or keep using your Skills to take large chunks of his health off. You’re in the final stretch so don’t let up on the offensive and you should be more than solid at this point. He’s weakening and getting desperate, so keep nailing perfect guards and using items and you should have him beat.
If you’re looking to end the fight quickly, use your Skills and select Grand Liner if you have a fair bit of distance, or hit him with a Hero Swing to bring the fight to a close. Congrats — you’ve defeated the first big boss of the game, and are ready to move on to the next chapter of this engrossing and exciting story.
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