The Astral Lied is always battled in pairs and can be found on Basement Level 11 of Mysterious Unison and in much greater numbers in Basement Level 12.
Its normal attacks are a fist pound and arm whack with a chance of knockdown. Level Spank is a smack on all at melee range with a chance of knockdown. God Fist is an energy fist attack on all at melee, also with knockdown. Finally, Glancer's Ray is a piercing magical ray from a distance or at melee range and this too has a chance of knockdown.
This opponent's attacks should be well-familiar from battling other opponents of its type earlier in the game. It has low HP and defense for this point, and should not present much of a challenge at all. Since it mostly relies on melee attacks, using Beat and Viola can be a help, but if the party is at all decently leveled, then melee attackers should be able to hold just fine as well. This is an excellent and easy enemy to farm for both EXP and Gold and no special strategies are required.
- In the PlayStation 3 version of Eternal Sonata, the amount of EXP granted for defeating this opponent was decreased by more than half, but the amount of Gold given was increased by the massive amount of 2500000. In either version, the Astral Lied is by far the best opponent to farm for Gold, which is needed to give to Mute in order to receive a Soul Shard.