|Stage:||Lost Woods - A Path|
|Theme Song:||Variant Eyes|
The Gazer is a Demonic-type interdimensional monster consisting of one giant eye, a mouth, and several eyed tentacles found in Path A of The Lost Woods. Once you have defeated it on your first playthrough, the character you used on that mission will be able to participate in network games.
The Gazer teleports around and fires lasers from its eyes and chomps down on players that get too close. It will also use fire magic, creating a circle of fire around itself or shooting a small barrage of fire balls.
It also possesses an AoE attack where it causes an area eruption around itself that covers a wide range, capable of instantly killing players that get hit. This is the Gazer's most dangerous attack since its other attacks can easily be blocked or evaded. NOTE: Your party is not in its line of sight as it prepares the attack. Dealing enough damage to the Gazer during its charging animation will temporarily stun it and cancel the attack. This is made more difficult on hard and higher difficulties as it will teleport around the screen while charging and then teleport on top of you before firing
One must keep in mind that any magic skill will not work if the Gazer is facing you, causing your character to perform the casting animation but do nothing. Another way of knowing if you are in the Gazer's line of sight is the appearance of a red magic circle resembling an eye under your character's feet that disappears when it can no longer see you. Only once you are out of its line of sight can you use any magic skills.
Having allies that deal melee damage is very much needed but beating it as a caster is possible though more difficult and time-consuming.
- The Gazer is a reference to the Gazer, a relative to the Beholder, a classic Dungeons & Dragons creature. Like the gazer, the beholder has a central eye that projects an anti-magical ray.
- The gazer's remains can be used as cooking ingredients in camp.
- The Gazer is one of two bosses to have a unique music theme, the other is the Red Dragon.