The second group of asterisk bosses waiting for me consisted of a Knight, a Swordmaster, a Ninja, and a White Mage. The main strategy of the group is to be defensive and outlast you.
On Easy, the White Mage casted Reflect on both parties to prevent me from casting offensive spells on them and healing/boosting spells on us. Meanwhile, the Knight served as the main tank to soak up damage while the Swordmaster and Ninja took turns attacking.
It was quite easy to figure out how to beat this group – with lots of healing items, its hard to lose a battle of attrition. I found the first battle to be more of a challenge, despite having fewer opponents.
On to round three!