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It goes DD/MM/YY. Contact: moogle_king@hotmail.co.uk >>>> THIS IS YOUR ONLY SPOILER WARNING PEOPLE. <<<< Sites currently allowed to host this guide- www.gamefaqs.com www.supercheats.com www.neoseeker.com www.gamesrader.com www.cheatplanet.com ################################################################ Contents ################################################################ Searching: To search for a specific battle press "Ctrl + F", then search "Boss:And then the name of the battle you want". No space between "Boss:" and the name. ################################################################ 00) A few general notes. 01) The Start of the Game, and the Mist Dragon. 02) Mist, Kaipo and an old man. 03) Lets make Sushi! The Octomammoth. 04) Damcyan, the Spoony Bard and the Antlion. 05) Kaipo revisited, Mt. Hobbs and the Mom Bomb. 06) Fabul and Mysidia. 07) Mt. Ordeals. EAT ELIXIR! Scarmiglione and the Skulnants. 08) Baron, Yang and his Guards and Mist Revisited. 09) Baron Castle, Baigan and Cagnazzo. 10) We have an Airship! What to do... 11) Troia and the Lodestone Cavern (including Dark Elf). 12) The dreaded freaking Tower of Zot- The Magus Sisters and Barbarrica. 13) Tally Ho! Calca, Brina and Golbez. 14) Tower of Babil, Lugae, Barnabas the Dark Goblins. 15) Eblan, Babil revisited and Rubicante. 16) More Underworld and the Evil Wall. 17) To the Moon! Excalibur and the Giant of Babil. The Elemental Archfiends and the CPU. 18) Zeromous. No funny chapter name here. Nope. 19) Other... Stuff. 20) Credits. ################################################################ 00) A few general notes. ################################################################ Introduction ################################################################ WAAAAAHHHHH. FF4 DSis too hard! I have to level up for 7 years to level bajillion to beat Zeromous! Wrong. You don't need levels. You don't even need Augments, Items or the Attack command, but thats a challenge for another day =P. Welcome, daring Low-Levellians to the Minimum Level Challenge FAQ! ################################################################ About the Author ################################################################ My name is The MoogleKing and I hail from the good land of England. Between drinking cups of tea and playing cricket with the queen I like to play many a game, among my favorites of which is Final Fantasy 4. But mostly, I love a good challenge run. Hence this FAQ ^_^. ################################################################ Contact ################################################################ This is my first FAQ so be nice =P. Any criticisms, corrections or suggestions can be given to me via my email address- moogle_king@hotmail.co.uk Make sure to include "FF4 MLC FAQ" in your subject, or I'll ignore it. ################################################################ Augment Distribution ################################################################ Augments are a key part of the challenge. Without Pheonix, Item Lore and Dual Cast this challenge may not be possible. So, without further a-do, the Augment Distribution- -Auto-Potion: Rydia/Porom. Just fodder for obtaining Dual Cast. However, if your Whyt can't survive a few attacks from Octomammoth (since his stats carry over) Rydia needs it. Item Lore is substituted for it in this instance. -Item Lore: Rydia/Porom. Doubles the power of the ~ara Items. Very handy. If Rydia needs Auto-Potion, give Item Lore to Porom. -Counter: Palom Characters can't live long enough to make use of this. Besides, how many bosses even use Physical Attacks? -Curse: Porom Needed for Baigan and Dual Cast. -Tsunami: Yang Needed for Focus and Brace. -Twincast (x2): Cid and Tellah Just fodder for Adrenaline and Fast Talker. -Bluff: Rydia Rydia is the only character who needs Int. -Cry: Cecil Give Cecil some usefulness. -Dualcast: Rosa Double Buff or heal and buff at the same time. Very handy. -Bardsong: Tellah Essentially fodder for Fast Talker. -Recall: Yang Fodder for Focus and Brace. -Last Stand: Cid Helps in the Barbarrica battle and needed for Adrenaline. -Fast Talker: Rosa Speeds up the use of healing spells. -Whirlwind: Anyone Useless ability, give to whoever. -Draw Attacks: Cecil Needed for Barnabas, Zeromous and possibly Demon Wall. -Analyze: Fusoya Fodder for Pheonix. -Adrenaline: Kain Needed in alot of battles. Namely those in the Sealed Cave and Zeromous. -Upgrade: Anyone Useless ability. Give to whoever. -MP+50%: Rosa Helps keep her MP up in the final battles. -Inferno: Anyone Useless ability, doesn't matter who learns it. -Focus: Kain Needed for Zeromous. -Kick: Anyone No use for this ability. CPU is the only multi-target boss after you get it. Give to whoever. -Brace: Edge Needed for Zeromous. -Level Lust: Fusoya Useless ability, never set it. Fodder for Pheonix. -HP+50%: Cecil Who else could make use of it? -Bless: Cecil Helps keeps the parties MP up against Zeromous. -Omnicasting: Anyone No room for this in the Final Battle, you won't need it anyway. -Phoenix: Kain Needed for Zeromous. If you have any better suggestions, e-mail them to me and I'll have a look ^_^. ################################################################ Experience Distribution ################################################################ The trick to keeping your levels as low as possible is to have the "temporary" characters absorb all the XP from forced battles. Here is how that is going to break down ^_^ Floating eyes- Cecil No-one else can >_> Mist Dragon- Kain Level is reset when he re-joins. General and Guards- Cecil No-one else can >_> Octomammoth- Rydia Tellah keeps XP until he dies and Cecil keeps it until he becomes a Paladin. Rydia is around for the least time, plus you'll be having her use Whyt most of the time. Antlion- Edward Rydia has already taken XP from Octomammoth, keep your levels down. Sahagin- Edward No-one else can >_> Mom Bomb- Rosa Leaves before the next forced fight. Fabul fights- Edward Cecil and Yang both keep thier XP. Scarmigilone and Zombies- Cecil About to be re-calculated to Level 1. Scarmigilone- Cecil About to be re-calculated to Level 1. Yang and Guards- Palom and Porom Splitting the XP keeps thier levels down, plus they leave soon. Baigan- Palom and Porom Splitting the XP keeps thier levels down, plus they leave soon. Cagnazzo- Palom and Porom Splitting the XP keeps thier levels down, plus they leave soon. Dark Elf- Tellah Leaves soon, only remaining battle is a joke. Magus Sisters- Tellah Leaves before next forced fight. Barbarrica- Cid Leaves before next forced fight. Calcabrina- Yang Leaves after Dark Goblins. Golbez- Yang Leaves after Dark Goblins. Lugae and Barnabas- Yang and Rydia Rydia won't level up, this keeps Yangs level down. Plus you WILL need her in the Lugae battle. Lugae- Yang Leaves after Dark Goblins. Dark Goblins- Yang Leaves immediately after. Rubicante- Kain Level re-calculated at the Giant of Babil. Demon Wall- Kain Level re-calculated at the Giant of Babil. Elemental Fiends- Fusoya Leaves soon after, plus he doesn'r really level up at all. CPU- Fusoya Leaves immediately after, plus he doesn'r really level up at all. ################################################################ The Walkthrough ################################################################ 01) The Start of the Game, and the Mist Dragon. ################################################################ NOTE: I'm assuming you know your way through dungeons and the locations of treasures. I'm not going to hold your hand through this. NOTE2: Always complete your maps! _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Floating Eye x2 ................................HP- 40 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Just hit X and turn on Auto-Battle 2 attacks on each of them end this battle. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Go through the scene in Baron Castle. -Raid the castle and town for treasures, and then purchase enough Potions so that you have 10 Potions. -Save, then get to the Mist Cave. If you take any damage, re-load from that save. Save again at the cave. -Head through the cave and grab all the treasure. Heal up before facing Mist Dragon. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Mist Dragon ........................................HP- 556 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Attack 3 times each and wait until it dissolves. Heal Kain during this time, if his HP is below 100. Repeat, keeping track of his HP as you go. Once he has less than 30 HP wait for the Dragon to dissolve into mist and wait 12 seconds. Now have Kain Jump and have Cecil Attack, so that he will be killed by the counter if he lives, attack again until Cecil does die. It will then return to Dragon form before Kain lands. If not, just heal wait for him to return, then Attack. Or, be boring and just have Cecil kill himself before Kain can finish the Dragon off. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ Spare XP- Kain ################################################################ Since Kain is about to leave and have his level recalculated we have an oppurtunity to use the rest of his XP before his next level up to gather Items and Gil. Feel free to not do this, but it definately helps with money. ################################################################ Total XP remaining- 753 Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil---- XP Floating Eye Eye Drops 7 150 Phoenix Down* Alarm Clock Gold Needle Goblin Potion 5 90 Tent Bronze Hourglass* Goblin Summon Helldiver Gold Needle 4 56 Phoenix Down* Cockatrice Summon Sword Rat Potion 5 93 Eyewing Moth Eye Drops 5 78 Phoenix Down* Alarm Clock Gold Needle Larva Potion 4 50 Hi-Potion* Encounterable formations------Total XP-Total Gil Floating Eye x3 450 21 Goblin x4 360 20 Helldiver x4 224 16 Sword Rat x1, Goblin x3 363 20 Sword Rat x1, Floating Eye x2 205 19 Larva x6 300 24 Larva x4, Eyewing Moth x2 356 26 Sword Rat x3 279 15 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The formations to choose... *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The summons may seem nice, but they're completely useless. The only worthwile items are HiPotions and Pheonix Downs. That makes the best possible use for this XP 2 "Larva x4, Eyewing Moth x2" formations, which also gives us the most Gil possible. Save outside the cave and heal Kain. Then head in and walk around until you get into a battle with "Larva x4, Eyewing Moth x2" and then fight the battle on Auto-Battle, set to Jump. If you don't get a HiPotion or Pheonix Down, reset (unless you're happy with just the Gil). Repeat this. From this you will get- 52 Gil 2 HiPotions/2 Pheonix Down/1 HiPotion and 1 Pheonix Down Lovely. ^_^ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ################################################################ 02) Mist, Kaipo and an old man. ################################################################ -Save, and unequip Kain. -Mist Scene. -Save after the scene. Cecil will only have 1 HP, but getting to Kaipo is easy, and you'll be healed before the battle. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:General, 3x Baron Guard...........HP- 45 each (Baron Guard) _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Just hit X and turn on Auto-Battle. Careful not to kill the General, thats XP we don't want. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Firstly, grab Auto-Potion and talk to Rosa. Don't give it to anyone yet though. -Set Whyt's ability to Thunder. -Play Rydia's mini-game. Whyt'll need at least 90 Int for these next few battles, so you'll be there a while. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- General Mathemagic Minute Tips _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Remember the numbers and QUICKLY shut your DS. -Put the numbers into this- http://nenem.jp/dsff4/eq10.cgi -Quickly do the sum and remember the next few numbers. -Repeat. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Once you've done that, head to the Old Waterway and talk to Tellah. -Head through all of the cave and save at the world map. -Head through the cave and face Octomammoth. -Heal before fighting him. -Equip Tellah with the Ice Rod, for the Int boost. -Equip Cecil with all of the Hades Gear and the Shadow Blade. -Equip Tellah with the Feathered Cap. -Auto-Battle Set up- Cecil; Darkness, Tellah;Poison and Rydia:Defend. ################################################################ 03) Lets make Sushi! The Octomammoth. ################################################################ _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- A quick note about splitting Octomammoth's XP _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- You may think, that this is an easy choice. Tellah leaves right after this battle, so he should get the XP right? Wrong. Tellah is actually the worst person to recieve the XP, since he retains it when re-joins on Mt.Ordeals, as does Yang in Fabul. The best recipient of the XP is Rydia. In all of her remaining battles she'll just be using Whyt, meaning that her stats are irrellevant, bar HP and Speed. Cecil on the other hand as a while to go before being reset to Lvl 1. Rydia gets the XP. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Octomammoth.......................................HP- 3,350 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-__-_-_-_-_- Hardest individual battle in the challenge. No, really. Auto-Battle straight away, hopefully Tellah's Poison will connect first time, if not keep trying. Have Cecil Attack, refreshing Darkness as it runs out and Tellah use Thunder. Follow his HP carefully, once it has 4 tentacles up... _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- If your Whyt has high Vitality and Agility _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Cecil kill Tellah and himself, then Summon Whyt. Whyt can just tank it out and kill him with Thunder before going down. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- If your Whyt doesn't have high Vitality and Agility _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Give Rydia Auto-Potion and equip her with the Feathered Cap and Gaia Gear. Have her Defend in the back row while Tellah and Cecil keep fighting. Don't heal either of them. If they're still alive at 1 tentacle, have them kill themselves. Let Poison finish the job. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Feeling lucky? _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Cast Blink on Rydia and keep fighting. Rydia can Cure as neccessary while Cecil and Tellah hack away at Octomammoth. Once he has around 100 HP, kill them both off and Defend with Rydia. Poison should finish the job. Rydia does not need Auto-Potion in this scenario. Change the Augment set-up so that Rydia gets Item Lore and Porom gets Auto-Potion. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Feeling REALLY lucky? _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- At 4 tentacles have Cecil and Tellah kill themselves. Summon Whyt with his ability set to Recall. Thundaga can kill Octomammoth at this stage. Of course that is a slim as hell chance of happenning. If you do this, go buy some lottery tickets. Seriously. Rydia does not need Auto-Potion in this scenario. Change the Augment set-up so that Rydia gets Item Lore and Porom gets Auto-Potion. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ 04) Damcyan, the Spoony Bard and the Antlion. ################################################################ -Exit to Damcyan. -Unequip Tellah. -Spoony Bard scene. -Raid the Damcyan treasure room. -Head back to Kaipo and set Whyt's ability to Blizzard. -Save outside the Antlion's Den. -Head into the cave, grab all the treasure and save. -Heal before facing the Antlion. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Antlion...........................................HP- 2,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Straight away have Edward Hide. Now have Cecil Darkness and Rydia Poison. Have Cecil attack while his eyes are still white, so that the counter kills him. Summon Whyt once the eys are red, so that the counter to Blizzard will kill him. If he survives, don't bother summonning him and just have Rydia cast Blizzard so that the counter kills her. Have Edward wait for Poison to kill him. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ 05) Kaipo revisited, Mt. Hobbs and the Mom Bomb. ################################################################ -Head back to Kaipo. -Watch the cutscenes with Rosa, then Edward. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Sahagin..............................................HP-110 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Let it never be said I am not thorough in what I consider a boss. Attack him a few times and win. The sheer difficulty of this battle has caused many a gamer to kill themselves over the years, I hope the same fate does not befall you. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Item Lore. GET ITEM LORE. -Again, make sure you have Item Lore. -Equip Rosa with Holy Arrows and Power Bow. -Head to Mt. Hobbs. -Fire cutscene. -Grab the treasure and save. -Heal before the fight. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Domovoisx3......................................HP-100 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Seriously, I'm thorough. Kick. I'm not even about to make a joke about this ones difficulty. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Mom Bomb..........................................HP-11,000 Bomb..................................................HP-55 Grey Bomb............................................HP-222 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Start off by having Edward Hide straight away and then having Rosa Protect herself and Defend. Now we wait for Self-Destruct. Once Self Destruct has killed Yang, Rydia and Cecil have Edward return and HiPotion Rosa and have Rosa use a Bronze Hourglass. Have Rosa now Slow all of them and Aim at the front row. You should be able to finish the Bombs off before Stop wears away, but it doesn't really matter. Have Edward use Lullaby to put them all to sleep EVERY round. Have Rosa continue to Aim at each of them, 2 hits take them down. When you have one Grey Bomb left, have Edward Lullaby it and then kill Edward. Have Rosa finish off the last Grey Bomb. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- A note about Self Destruct. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- It is technically possible to acquire 0 XP from this battle, by having all the Bombs self destruct. This is incredibly boring though and you'll probably struggle to get it to happen anyway. You need to injure each bomb, Edward's Physical attack is a good way to damage the Bombs and Rosa's Aim can injure the Grey Bombs and make them start to Self Destruct. If you're actually going to try this, have everyone Defend in the firts battle and Rosa Protect everybody. Now just Defend (or Brace) and heal after each Self Destruct. You'll have to re-write the next section if you do this. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ Rosa's spare XP ################################################################ Rosa leaves soon, so lets see what we can get with her XP, shall we? Total XP remaining- 2473 Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil------XP Sand Worm Potion 54 1750 Hi-Potion* Remedy Silver Apple* Desert Sahagin Antidote 6 100 Echo Herbs Cross Tent Hundlegs Antidote 7 115 Potion Tiny Mage Rod 16 224 Silver Armlet* Ether* Dry Ether* Red Mousse Potion 15 230 Hi-Potion* Rainbow Pudding* Zombie 10 130 Alligator Leather Cap 20 438 Leather Clothing Hi-Potion* Silver Apple* Toadgre Maiden's Kiss 9 165 Gigantoad Maiden's Kiss 12 235 Sahagin 14 275 Amoeba 14 188 Fangshell Diet Ration 7 82 Mallet Maiden's Kiss Remedy Killer Fish Potion 8 90 HiPotion* Goblin Potion 5 90 Tent Bronze Hourglass* Goblin Summon Sword Rat Potion 5 93 Adamantoise Antidote 24 665 Echo Herbs Cross Tent Yellow Jelly Potion 18 238 Hi-Potion* Rainbow Pudding* Domovoi Potion 14 300 Tent Basilisk Gold Needle 9 420 Leshy Potion 10 480 Gargoyle Potion 15 810 Cockatrice Gold Needle 14 723 Gold Needle Phoenix Down* Cockatrice Summon Skeleton 8 270 Spirit Potion 5 172 Cursed Ring*** Bomb Bomb Fragment 5 150 Gray Bomb Bomb Fragment 13 484 Gatlinghog Gold Needle 12 430 Encounterable formations----------Total XP-Total Gil Goblin x4 360 20 Sword Rat x1, Goblin x3 363 20 Desert Sahagin x3 300 18 Hundlegs x1, Desert Sahagin x2 315 19 Sand Worm 1750 54 Red Mousse x4 920 52 Alligator x3 1314 60 Zombie x5 650 50 Toadgre x1, Gigantoad x2 635 33 Amoeba x1, Killer Fish x1, 360 29 Fangshell x1 Alligator x4 1752 80 Adamantoise x1 665 24 Domovoi x1, Goblin x3 570 29 Yellow Jelly x4 952 72 Basilisk x1, Goblin x3 690 24 Leshy x3 1440 30 Skeleton x6 1620 48 Skeleton x4 1080 32 Spirit x2 344 10 Skeleton x3, Spirit x3 1326 39 Bomb x6 900 30 Cockatrice x3 2169 42 Gargoyle x2 1620 20 Gray Bomb x2, Bomb x2 1568 33 Gray Bomb x1, Bomb x2 784 23 Skeleton x3, Spirit x1, Bomb x1 1132 34 Gatlinghog x2, Domovoi x1 1160 38 Gatlinghog x1, Cockatrice x2 1876 40 Bomb x3 450 15 Domovoi x2, Gray Bomb x1 1084 41 Sword Rat x3 279 15 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Which formations to choose? *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Quite a selection this time round. The obvious choice, Cursed Ring, is required for Rubicante and the Four Fiends battle later on, so make sure to nab one of those. The Spiritx2 battle is the best place for that. You can find it on the summit of Mt.Hobbs. That leaves us with 2,129 XP to burn. If you have the patience, a Rainbow Pudding from the Red Mousse x4 troop is highly reccomended, if not go for a Silver Apple from the Alligatorx4 formation. I won't bother saying what the best formations are here, since it's all down to how patient you are willing to be. Make sure you do get a Cursed Ring though. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ ################################################################ 06) Fabul and Mysidia. ################################################################ -Buy a Fire Claw and an Ice Claw. Do not equip them. -If you want, you can try and max out Whyt's Spirit. It's not important though. -Raid all the treasure. -Unequip Rosa. -Uneqip Cecil and Yang of thier armour. -Make sure Edward has the Lamia Harp. -Make sure you have at least 5 Phoenix Downs. -Head to the throne room. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Captain, Baron Marine x2...................HP-320, 210 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Cecil kill himself straight away, and then have Yang attack (and kill) one Marine. Attack Yang down to low enough HP for him to be killed by Edward, and have him finish the last Marine. Now immediately afterwards, kill Yang. The Captain will Retreat. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Sahagin x1, Domovoi x1, Leshy x1...........HP-100, 100, 130 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Edward use Lullaby to put the group to sleep, then Phoenix Down Yang immediately. Have Yang attack kill Leshy, then Domovoi, before killing himself. Have Edward return and finish the Sahagin, make sure he has full HP before doing so, however. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Captain, Baron Marine x2...................HP-320, 210 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Defend straight away, so that you can survive the opening Charge and then Lullaby again. Revive Yang with a Phoenix Down and have him attack and kill the 2 guards, then have Edward kill him before the Captain retreats. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Gargoyle.............................................HP-240 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Alluring Air as soon as possible. Then, once he's attacked himself attack him back. Attack him non-stop after this, he shouldn't get another turn in. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Sahagin x1, Domovoi x1, Leshy x1...........HP-110, 100, 130 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Edward use Lullaby to put the group to sleep, then Phoenix Down Yang immediately. Have Yang attack kill Leshy, then Domovoi, before killing himself. Have Edward return and finish the Sahagin, make sure he has full HP before doing so, however. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Captain, Baron Marine x2...................HP-320, 210 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Defend straight away, so that you can survive the opening Charge and then Lullaby again. Revive Yang with a Phoenix Down and have him attack and kill the 2 guards, then have Edward kill him before the Captain retreats. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Grab the remaining treasure. -Unequip Edward, Yang and Rydia. -Heal, save. ################################################################ Edward and Rydia's leftover XP ################################################################ You know the drill by now. Edward's remaining XP- 2459 Rydia's remaining XP- 428 Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil------XP Sand Worm Potion 54 1750 Hi-Potion* Remedy Silver Apple* Desert Sahagin Antidote 6 100 Echo Herbs Cross Tent Hundlegs Antidote 7 115 Potion Tiny Mage Rod 16 224 Silver Armlet* Ether* Dry Ether* Red Mousse Potion 15 230 Hi-Potion* Rainbow Pudding* Zombie 10 130 Alligator Leather Cap 20 438 Leather Clothing Hi-Potion* Silver Apple* Toadgre Maiden's Kiss 9 165 Gigantoad Maiden's Kiss 12 235 Sahagin 14 275 Amoeba 14 188 Fangshell Diet Ration 7 82 Mallet Maiden's Kiss Remedy Killer Fish Potion 8 90 HiPotion* Goblin Potion 5 90 Tent Bronze Hourglass* Goblin Summon Sword Rat Potion 5 93 Adamantoise Antidote 24 665 Echo Herbs Cross Tent Yellow Jelly Potion 18 238 Hi-Potion* Rainbow Pudding* Domovoi Potion 14 300 Tent Basilisk Gold Needle 9 420 Leshy Potion 10 480 Gargoyle Potion 15 810 Cockatrice Gold Needle 14 723 Gold Needle Phoenix Down* Cockatrice Summon Skeleton 8 270 Spirit Potion 5 172 Cursed Ring*** Bomb Bomb Fragment 5 150 Gray Bomb Bomb Fragment 13 484 Gatlinghog Gold Needle 12 430 Encounterable formations----------Total XP-Total Gil Goblin x4 360 20 Sword Rat x1, Goblin x3 363 20 Desert Sahagin x3 300 18 Hundlegs x1, Desert Sahagin x2 315 19 Sand Worm 1750 54 Red Mousse x4 920 52 Alligator x3 1314 60 Zombie x5 650 50 Toadgre x1, Gigantoad x2 635 33 Amoeba x1, Killer Fish x1, 360 29 Fangshell x1 Alligator x4 1752 80 Adamantoise x1 665 24 Domovoi x1, Goblin x3 570 29 Yellow Jelly x4 952 72 Basilisk x1, Goblin x3 690 24 Leshy x3 1440 30 Skeleton x6 1620 48 Skeleton x4 1080 32 Spirit x2 344 10 Skeleton x3, Spirit x3 1326 39 Bomb x6 900 30 Cockatrice x3 2169 42 Gargoyle x2 1620 20 Gray Bomb x2, Bomb x2 1568 33 Gray Bomb x1, Bomb x2 784 23 Skeleton x3, Spirit x1, Bomb x1 1132 34 Gatlinghog x2, Domovoi x1 1160 38 Gatlinghog x1, Cockatrice x2 1876 40 Bomb x3 450 15 Domovoi x2, Gray Bomb x1 1084 41 Sword Rat x3 279 15 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Which formations to choose? *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Exact sane enemies as before. Silver apples are really the only worthwile item, but the Rainbow Pudding is handy too. There's nothing really of significance here, do as you will. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ -Board the ship. -Save. -Talk to the elder, Palom and Porom will join. -Give Palom Counter and Porom Auto Potion/Item Lore, depending on how you dealt with the Octomammoth. -Head to Mt.Ordeals. ################################################################ 07) Mt. Ordeals. EAT ELIXIR! Scarmiglione and the Skulnants. ################################################################ -Head up the mountain, have Tellah join. -Uneqip the twins and Tellah. -Save. -Get the whole party, apart from Cecil, down to critical HP. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Scarmiglione, Skulnant x4................HP-1,200, 400 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Porom Cure (or Palom Fire, if Porom has Item Lore) the whole enemy group and then Tellah Cura them all. Have Palom X-Potion (or have Porom use an Item Lored HiPotion) Scarmiglone so that it kills him, then have Cecil Attack him. Now that Cecil is alone, have him use a Red Fang to finish it. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Scarmiglione.......................................HP-7,046 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Just use an Elixir and end it quickly. No point in fighting fairly. Of course, if you want to, thats not hard either. Have Tellah use a Spider Silk as soon as the battle starts, make sure Cecil is in the back row (no-one else can take a hit anyway, even in the back row) and have everyone HiPotion him every round. Item Lore, obviously helps. If Cecil gets attacked, the next turn should be used healing him. Once Scarmiglione is on 46 HP (since we're dealing in 500's and 1000's) have Cecil Defend until everyone dies, while everyone heals him each time he takes a hit so he lasts until the end. Once hes alone, Potion to finish it. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Unequip Cecil. -Paladin cutscene. -Head down Mt.Ordeals and grab Curse. -Give Curse to Palom. -Head to Mysidia. -Place Tellah, Palom and Porom in critical HP. -Sell all of your Dark Knight equipment, and buy a full set of Paladin armour. -Talk to the elder. -Head through the Devil's Road. ################################################################ 08) Baron, Yang and his Guards and Mist Revisited. ################################################################ -Save. -Go to the Inn. -Place Cecil with the twins, place Tellah in the front. -Re-equip the twins with the best possible gear. -Equip Palom with a Ruby Ring to prevent pig. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Baron Guardsx2.......................................HP-560 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Cecil Defend immediately, so that he takes all the damage through Cover. Tellah should Blizzaga either of the Guards, then Blink both of the twins. Have Porom heal both of them with HiPotions while Porom Poisons the last Guard. Have Cecil attack (and kill him) Tellah and then use a Bomb Core. Blink should outlast the guard if you have Palom keep using the Ice Rod as an item. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Yang................................................HP-???? _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Palom use a Spider Silk straight away to ease the battle, while Porom uses a Potion on herself. Then have Palom keep using Curse and Porom keep using Cry. He'll yield eventually, for some reason. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Rest, save. -Head through Mist Cave to Mist. -Take the treasure in the MP+50% house, although the Augment itself isn't there yet. -Buy 50 HiPotions and 20 Phoenix Downs. -Get the chests in the Weapon/Armour shop. -Head through the Underground Waterway. -Save. ################################################################ 09) Baron Castle, Baigan and Cagnazzo. ################################################################ -Rest in Cecil's tower. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Baigan, Left Arm, Right Arm..........HP-4,444, 1,900, 1,900 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Easy battle, if you're quick. Have Palom Curse him straight away while Porom uses a Spider Silk. Have Yang Focus 3 times, then attack the Left Arm, with just an Ice Claw equipped. Meanwhile have Palom keep using an Ice Rod on the Left Arm, until it goes down. Once Baigan's Reflect fades away have Tellah Blizzaga it for around 1200 damage and have Yang Focus 3 times and attack it as well. Have Porom Cry to increase the damage Yang does. Before killing Baigan (when he has around 800 HP left) start attacking the Rigth Arm. Get its HP as down to around 200 (one Blizzaga and 2 UnFocused attacks from Yang will do this) and make sure Tellah and Cecil are dead and that Yang has full HP. Have Yang use a Bomb Core on Baigan have Palom Poison the Right Arm. Now start attacking the Right Arm with the Ice Rod like crazy. It should go down quickly enough. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Rest in Cecil's Tower. -Save. ################################################################ Spare XP- Palom and Porom ################################################################ You know what to do. ################################################################ Total XP remaining- 2674 each Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil---- XP Floating Eye Eye Drops 7 150 Phoenix Down Alarm Clock Gold Needle Goblin Potion 5 90 Tent Bronze Hourglass Goblin Summon Helldiver Gold Needle 4 56 Phoenix Down Cockatrice Summon Sword Rat Potion 5 93 Eyewing Moth Eye Drops 5 78 Phoenix Down Alarm Clock Gold Needle Larva Potion 4 50 Hi-Potion Gigas Gator Leather Cap 30 1168 Leather Clothing Hi-Potion Silver Apple* Splasher Potion 19 720 Hi-Potion Devil's Castanet Diet Ration 39 1520 Mallet Maiden's Kiss Remedy Electrofish Diet Ration 16 568 Mallet Maiden's Kiss Remedy Hydra Antidote 28 1542 Unicorn Horn Poison Arrow Flood Worm Potion 100 7656 Hi-Potion Remedy Silver Apple* Baron Guardsman Potion 31 1710 Hi-Potion Fangshell Diet Ration 7 82 Mallet Maiden's Kiss Remedy Killer Fish Potion 8 90 HiPotion Alligator Leather Cap 20 438 Leather Clothing Hi-Potion Silver Apple* Encounterable formations-------Total XP-Total Gil Floating Eye x3 450 21 Goblin x4 360 20 Helldiver x4 224 16 Sword Rat x1, Goblin x3 363 20 Sword Rat x1, Floating Eye x2 205 19 Larva x6 300 24 Larva x4, Eyewing Moth x2 356 26 Sword Rat x3 279 15 Gigas Gator x2 2336 60 Splasher x3, Electrofish x3 3864 105 Splasher x3, Devil's 3762 103 Castanet x1, Fangshell x1 Splasher x2, Killer Fish x2 1620 54 Gigas Gator x1, Splasher x2 2608 68 Gigas Gator x1, Electrofish x2 2304 108 Gigas Gator x1, Alligator x1, 3126 89 Devil's Castanet x1 Hydra x2, Gigas Gator x1 4252 86 Flood Worm x1 7656 100 Hydra x3 4626 84 Hydra x2, Baron Guardsman x1 4794 87 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The formations to choose... *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Not actually much choice. The Silver apples are the only worthwhile drop and Flood Worm gives too much XP to be fightable meaning we have to go for the Alligators and Gigas Gators. The Gigas Gatorx2 formation is the best if you want to farm for one. Otherwise, just fight whatever. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ -Equip the twins with cheap equipment, Wizard Hats are good. -Give Palom the Bard's Tunic (prevents Silence). _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Cagnazzo..........................................HP-10,624 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Another easy battle. Cry straight away and have Palom keep using Poison until connects, then Curse. Cecil should keep attacking with the Ancient Sword, until it curses Cagnazzo. Tellah can use Slow at the start, then Shell, Protect and Haste the twins. Use Osmose as neccessary. Yang should use Focus 3 times, then attack Cagnazzo, with an Ice Claw. Palom should be on standby to use a Zeus' Wrath whenever he prepares a Tsunami, Bluffing in between each use, and Defending. Porom should also Defend. Don't bother healing Yang, Cecil or Tellah and they'll die after a while, if not have Yang attack Tellah, then Cecil, then himself to death. Now just have the twins tank out the rest of the battle with Poison, healing between each attack. If he goes into his shell have Palom start using Bluffed Blizzaras like crazy, with Poison on top he won't get a chance to Heal. Keep it up, this is a long battle. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Cutscene. ################################################################ 10) We have an Airship! What to do... ################################################################ -Head to Mythril. -Get the Mythril Knife and Staff from the village and sell them. -Buy a Mythril Hammer, and equip it to Cid. -Head to Eblan. -Get all the unguarded treasure. -Head to Agart. -Get all the treasure. -Head to Mysidia. -Get the twins Augments. -Give Cry to Cecil and TwinCast to Tellah and Cid. -Get Tsunami from Baron. -Give it to Tellah. -Head to Troia. ################################################################ 11) Troia and the Lodestone Cavern (including Dark Elf). ################################################################ -Speak to Edward. -Head to the Lodestone Cavern. -Equip the Fairy Claw to Yang. -Save. -Face Dark Elf. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Dark Elf............................................HP:???? _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Just sit back and die. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Cutscene. -Make sure Cid is in the front row with Yang. -Give everyone Ruby Rings. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Dark Elf...........................................HP-7,854 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Yang use a Silent Bell straight away, with Cid ready to use another, since they'll be the only 2 to survive the first spell. Revive Tellah with a Phoenix Down and have him revive Cecil, then start buffing up. Have Yang Focus 3 times, then wait and have Cid Upgrade with a Bomb Fragment. Have Tellah Haste the whole party, then Shell, Protect and Blink as well. Have Cecil Cry. Now have Cid attack it until it dies, make sure Tellah has full MP with Osmose and don't forget to heal the party. Berserk Cid if you want to speed things up. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Dark Dragon........................................HP-7,854 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Now, be quick. Have Cecil Cry straight away, then use a Spider Silk. Have Cid and Yang keep attacking. Have Tellah cast Poison, then Fira. After about 2 rounds, have Yang use Brace. He'll use Dark Breath and everyone but Yang will be killed. Have him revive Tellah and then have Tellah heal him while he Braces. Repeat this, but keep track of his HP. Once he has around 800 HP left have Tellah heal Yang, then have Yang use a Bomb Core to finish the battle. Refresh Blink on Yang whenever it wears off. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Get the Crystal. -Teleport out. -Talk to the Epopt to trigger the scene. -Rest at the Inn. -Buy up to 10 Gold Needles. ################################################################ 12) The dreaded freaking Tower of Zot- The Magus Sisters and Barbarrica. ################################################################ -Head through the dungeon, making sure to grab all the Fire Armour and the Hell Claws. -Equip the Hell Claws to Yang. -Save outside the Magus Sisters. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Mindy, Cindy and Sandy...............HP-5,180, 5,180, 5,182 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Another easy battle. Silence the tall sister and Dispel Reflect on the fat one if it gets through, then pummel her with Firaga and Attacks until she goes down. Then Silence the short one. Now have Yang Kick until you Poison both of them and kill off Yang, Cid and Cecil. have Tellah Firaga them both while Osmosing as neccessary. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ Spare XP- Tellah ################################################################ You know what to do. ################################################################ Obviously there are WAY too many available formations to list here, so I'll only list the worthwhile, new ones. The Black Chocobo can get you everywhere but Eblan that we've already been to, so if theres something you want from an older dungeon feel free to try for it. Total XP remaining- 8369 Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil---- XP Purple Bavarois Potion 32 1236 Hi-Potion Rainbow Pudding* Ogre Bacchus's Wine* 56 4260 Headband Power Armlet Giant's Gloves* Succubus Vampire Fang 33 1863 Lilith's Kiss Encounterable formations-------Total XP-Total Gil Purple Bavarois x3 3708 96 Succubus x1, Ogre x1 6123 89 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Formations to choose... *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ The latter formation is the only encounter with the Ogre which gives little enough XP for Tellah defeat. I would highly reccommend getting a pair of Giants Gloves here, or at least an extra Power Armlet. Alternatively, we have the Rainbow Pudding once again. Not to mention any worthwile encounters from past sections, thanks to the Black Chocobo. As always, get the best item you can be bothered to get. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ -Check you have given Tsunami and Twincast to Tellah. -Cutscene. -Take Tellah's Augments. -Give Recall and Last Stand to Yang. -Talk to Kain. -Give Rosa DualCast and Fast Talker, set both. -Equip Cid with the Mythril Helm, Flame Mail, Flame Shield and Mythril Gloves. -Equip Yang with the Hell Claw. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Barbariccia.......................................HP-12,371 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Yet another easy battle. Have Rosa DualCast Hold and Slow on Barbariccia and have Yang then attack her until shes Poisoned. Rosa's Poison Arrows can help this as well. Once its Poisoned, cast Shell on Cid and kill everyone else off. Now it follows the following attack pattern: Lightning -> Tornado -> Stone Touch, and then repeats. Defend through Lightning, and after Tornado use 2 HiPotions to heal the damage, then a Gold Needle for Petrify. Defend, then repeat until Poison kills her. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ Spare XP- Cid ################################################################ Sadly, Cid has so little spare XP that the only formations he can defeat are ones from around Baron. Not worth it. He has 355 XP if you really want to get as much as possible, but I wouldn't bother. ################################################################ -Unequip Cid. -Get Whirlwind from the Lodestone Cavern. ################################################################ 13) Tally Ho! Calca, Brina and Golbez. ################################################################ -Go to Baron and buy 2 Red Fangs. You should now have a Blue Fang and 3 Red Fangs. If not, buy enough Fangs to give you at least 4. -Go to Mythril and buy up to 5 Heavenly Wraths, 5 Arctic Winds and 5 Bomb Cranks. -Unequip Yangs weapons. You have 100% accuracy with bare fists. -Head to Agart, then to the underworld. -Put Yang in the back row. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Calca x3, Brina x3..................HP- 1379 each, 579 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- When the battle starts have Rosa DualCast Blink on Yang and Slow on the enemy group. If Blink wears off while Rosa is still alive have her refresh it. Now have Yang use your 4 fangs. If Yang takes damage have Kain use a HiPotion on him. Make sure Kain kills himself before the final fang. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Golbez............................................HP-10,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- The hardest battle in a long time. Have Rosa DualCast Slow on Golbez and Cura on Cecil, and have Cecil Cry. Once Rydia joins in have her use a Phoenix Down on Rosa and have Cecil use a HiPotion on her. You'll need him to either use Drain or Osmose for the first round or you'll be killed before you can revive Rosa. Once she's up and healed have her DualCast Raise on Yang and Cura on the whole party. Have Yang Focus 3 times, then Brace. Then have Rydia Swap Rows while Rosa heals. Now DualCast Libra and Cura. If Golbez Osmoses Rosa have Rydia use an Ether on her. Use the appropriate ~ara item for Golbez' weakness. Once Golbez is on less than 1,200 HP have Rydia switch to using Zeus' Wrath, Bomb Fragments or Antarctic Winds, as they only deal 500 damage each. Once Golbez has less than 400 HP (have Rydia start using Physical attacks if you have to) stop healing Rydia and Rosa. If Golbez Drains enough HP back, attack him with the girls until he's on low HP again. Once the girls have died, attack Golbez for 400 damage to finish it. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Rest. -Give Draw Attacks to Cecil. -Save. -Raid the 2 towers. -Head to the Tower of Babil. ################################################################ 14) Tower of Babil, Lugae, Barnabas the Dark Goblins. ################################################################ The hardest part of the challenge awaits us, prepare yourself. -Head up the tower, making sure to grab everything of worth along the way. -Save, Rest and set Draw Attacks to Cecil. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Doctor, Barnabas...........................HP- 5,971, 9,664 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- As soon as the battle starts cast Slow on the enemy group. Have Rydia Summon her Dragon and, after crying, have Kain and Yang keep attacking the Doctor. Once the Doctor dies, kill off Kain. Now the Self Destruct will kill Cecil aswell. Neither of the girls will level up from this. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Lugae............................................HP- 12,642 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- This battle is far too random. If Lugae starts with a second Reversal Gas, Brace and have Rosa Slow Lugae and Shell the party while Rydia uses a Heavenly Wrath. If he opens with Restore, you have no hope, Game Over. If his next move is Flamethrower, Game Over. If his next move is to Beam or Attack Yang, game over. We need him to either Beam or Attack Rosa. Once thats happenned, have Rydia summon Ramuh to bring him down to less than 9,999 HP. Now we need him to use Reversal Gas and kill Rydia. This can be before or after the Reversal, it doesn't matter. The second Yang is alone with Reversal use an Elixir on Lugae. Of course, that rarely happens. Honestly, this is just a case of "if it works, do it" and very little works. This will take you a while to get right. His turns needs to, ideally, go- -Reversal Gas -Reversal Gas -Reversal Gas -Beam / Attack Rosa -Reversal Gas -Attack Rydia -Ramuh by Rydia -Elixir by Rydia -DualCura Lugae -Beam / Attack Rydia -Sleeping Gas Rosa/Rydia -Sleep Rosa -Reversal Gas -Restore -Attack Rosa -Elixir by Yang -Elixir by Yang -Elixir by Yang _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Save. -Unequip Yang. -Head Kain. ################################################################ Spare XP- Yang ################################################################ There are no good enemies in the tower, I'm afraid. He has 3438 XP to use up, but there are no useful drops. The StoneBlade sounds useful, but the Dwarven Axe completely outclasses it and X-Potions just aren't needed. Not to mention he can't handle many battles. ################################################################ Total XP remaining- 3438 Encounterable enemies-Drops--------------Gil---- XP Flamehound Fire Arrows 212 12453 Bomb Fragment Bomb Crank Red Fang Goblin Captain Potion 59 3381 Hi-potion X-Potion* Black Lizard Gold Needle 137 5384 Medusa Arrows Stoneblade* Security Eye Siren 124 4864 Armadillo Mythril Shield 60 3438 (o_0) Mythril Hammer Hi-Potion X-Potion* Magma Tortoise Mythril Shield 194 15108 Mythril Hammer Hi-Potion X-Potion* Chimera Fire Arrows 123 7167 Bomb Fragment Bomb Crank Red Fang Flame Knight Flame Lance 147 8553 Flame Sword Flame Shield Flame Armor White Mousse Potion 58 2222 Hi-Potion X-Potion* Marrionetteer Healing Staff 43 1668 Rune Armlet Rune Staff Evil Doll Decoy 73 2836 Mysterious Egg 1 1 Naga Antidote 110 4322 Unicorn Horn Poison Arrows Medusa Gold Needle 134 5284 Medusa Arrow Stoneblade* Stone Golem Hi-potion 440 26163 X-Potion* Medusa Arrows Mythril Golem Mythril Knife 498 29607 Mythril Shield Mythril Armor Mythril Sword Skuldier 128 5024 Leshy Potion 10 480 Blood Bat Potion 77 2982 Hi-Potion Ironback Mythril Shield 112 6498 Mythril Hammer Hi-Potion X-Potion* And below are the few formations which he can actually handle the experience of. Encounterable formations-----Total XP-Total Gil Mystery Egg 1 1 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Formations to choose... *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Given the vast choice, I would go for 3437 Mystery Egg x1 battles. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Goblin Captain x3............................HP- 1,127 each _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Kain and Yang attack and kill any 2. Then injure the third until Yang can finish it off and kill Kain. Then kill the last Goblin. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Exit the tower. ################################################################ 15) Eblan, Zot revisited and Rubicante. ################################################################ -Go to Baron and get the hook. -Go to Eblan Cave. -Buy 40 Shurikens and an Ice Shield. -Equip Kain with Ice Shield and Cursed Ring. -Head through the Cave. -Meet Edge. -Head through the tower. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:King of Eblan, Queen of Eblan......................HP- ???? _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Just stand there and wait. Kain is invincible in this fight. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Rubicante........................................HP- 30,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Another easy one. Have Rose Slow him at the start and have Cecil Cry. Have Edge throw Shurikens and have Rydia summon Shiva. Kain should use a Hermes Sandals and then keep using Bacchus' Wine. You can't lose this fight, Kain absorbs all of Rubicante's attacks and Inferno will kill everyone else off. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -After the scene, head through the rest of the tower. -Talk to Cid and get his Augments. -Give Adrenaline to Kain. ################################################################ 16) More Underworld and the Evil Wall. ################################################################ -Head to the Sylph Cavern. -Speak to Yang, don't worry about the treasure here. -Head to the Feymarch. -Get the Poison Axe. -Buy 3 Light Curtains from the Item Shop. -Get the Rats Tail. -Head to Tomra. -Buy a Diamond Helm. -Go back to the Dwarf Castle. -Max Whyt's Speed and set his abilities to Quake and Fast Talker. -Head to the Sealed Cave. -Set Light Curtain to Kain's Auto-Battle. -Kill everyone but Kain. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Trap Door........................................HP- 14,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Auto-Battle, so that Kain uses one Curtain, then turn it off. Ninth Dimension will be reflected and kill the Door. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Continue through the cave. -Make sure to get the Megalixir. -Put Kain in to critical HP and revive the party. -Give Cecil a Gaia Gear, for Petrify. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Evil Wall........................................HP- 99,999 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Yet another easy one. Have Edge and Kain both open by using Hermes Sandals and have Cecil Cry straight away. Have Rosa use Slow and then keep using Aim. Have Rydia Summon Whyt. Then have Edge keep Throwing Shurikens and have Kain use a Bacchus Wine. Once the wall has around 12,000 HP, Kains Bacchus Wine should wear off. At this point have him kill Rydia and Rosa, while Edge continues to throw Shurikens, until he has less than 4,000 HP, then have him kill himself. Wait until the wall reaches you and it will use Crush on Cecil. Now have Kain Jump. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- ################################################################ Spare XP- Kain ################################################################ Kain has very little spare XP and there are no worthwhile drops in the cave. Don't waste your time. ################################################################ -Unequip Kain. -Exit the dungeon. -Head back to the castle and watch the scene. -Go to Mysidia. ################################################################ 17) To the Moon! Excalibur and the Giant of Babil. The Elemental Archfiends and the CPU. ################################################################ -Head to the moon. -Get Level Lust the Hummingway Cave. -Return to Earth. -Go the Adamant Grotto and obtain the Adamantite. -Go to Kokkol's Forge and get Excalibur. -Go talk to Yang's wife. -Go claim Sylph and Yang's Augments. -Give Brace to Yang. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss Bananza! ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- The following are optional bosses. They are purely here for completionists sake. If you wish to challenge them, do so but do not save afterward, as they give unwanted XP. They are purely here for a challenge, do not over-write your save. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Odin.....................................HP-40,001 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -Set Whyts abilities to Blitz and Fast Talker. -Unequip the Excalibur and Poison Axe. As soon as the battle starts, DualCast Slow on Odin and Blink on Cecil, so he can survive the attacks. Have Edge throw Excalibur, then Poison Axe and then whatever the most powerful weapons you have are. Have Rydia summon Whyt. He should go down before long. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -DO NOT SAVE. -Turn off your DS. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Ashura...................................HP-21,104 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -Head to the Feymarch. -Save inside. Easiest battle ever. Have Rosa Blink Cecil, with Draw Attacks, so that he can take the Counter attacks for a bit, while Edge throws Shurikens. Have Rydia kill of Rosa, then herself. Once Cecil's Blink wears off have Edge use Mirage. Keep throwing Shurikens, refreshing Mirage after every other Counter:Attack, 7 will kill her. Make sure Edge absorbs the XP here, he'll recieve the least level ups, plus he needs them. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Leviathan................................HP-30,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Our problem here, is that opening Deluge. With the best possible M-Def equipment on Edge (Rune Armlet, Genji Armour, Genji Helm) he's still in chance to take it, even with all the possible apples. And hejust falls short on the speed front too, meaning he can't pull off a Brace fast enough, since Edge can't equip Cat Claws anymore (which would make this all too possible, damn you Square-Enix!) the best possible Speed we can obtain (Kiku-ichimonji being the only available piece of Speed boosting gear) just falls short. Because of this, Leviathan has to wait until after the Behemoth's in the Lair of the Father. It's not *technically* cheating, because if we did beat Leviathan first, we'd be taking on the Behemoth's at a higher level. We're just changing the order a bit. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -Go to the moon. -Enter the Lair of the Father. -Obtain all the Genji equipment, give it to Edge and exit. -Save. NOT OVER YOUR OLD SAVE. WE ARE NOT KEEPING THESE LEVELS. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Behemoth.................................HP-46,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Battle speed six helps here. Cecil'll die straight away, so have Rydia on standby to Phoenix Down him. As soon as Rosa gets a turn, have her Blink Cecil and Slow the Behemoth. The Behemoth should counter with Maelstrom, if not have Rydia use any Black Magic spell until he does. Now DualCast Blink and Cura on Cecil and keep Blink up. Have Edge keep using Shurikens and have Rydia Bluff and use Titan. Once he's on enough HP to be killed with a Shuriken, kill every one off, Mirage and do so. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -Defeat all 3 Behemoths, then use an Emergency Exit. -Save. NOT OVER YOUR OLD SAVE. WE ARE NOT KEEPING THESE LEVELS. - -Return to Leviathan. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Leviathan................................HP-30,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- As soon as the battle starts use a Light Curtain, followed by a Spider Silk. Then just throw your most powerful weapons at Leviathan. Once it uses Blizzaga, use an Elixir, then Brace. Then continue throwing. An easy battle. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Bahamut..................................HP-45,001 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Have someone Slow Bahamut, then just keep attacking. Once he reaches 1 on his countdown, Brace, then use an X-Potion after Megaflare. Repeat. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -End of optional Boss Bananza 1! ################################################################ 17) To the Moon! Excalibur and the Giant of Babil. The Elemental Archfiends and the CPU- continued! ################################################################ -Head through the moon caves, until you reach the Crystal Palace and save once you get there. -Talk to Fusoya. -Give him Level Lust and Analyze. -Heal. -Save. -Return to the Lunar Whale. -Set Whyt's abilities to Holy and Fast Talker. (OPTIONAL) -Max out Whyt's Spirit. (OPTIONAL) -Cutscene. -Make your way through the Giant of Babil, Searcher's are great places to heal, have Rosa keep using Pray for free HP and MP in these battles. -Equip Cecil with the Diamond Helm, Flame Mail and Ice Shield as well as a Cursed Ring. -Equip the girls with a Golden Hairpin each. -Save. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Scarmiglione.....................................HP- 25,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Fusoya Haste Cecil and then have Rosa Blink Cecil, while Slowing Scarmiglione. Have Cecil Elixir Scarm. and have Rydia do the same. have Edge throw a Shuriken while Rosa DualCura's him to finish it. Have Fusoya use Bless so that everyone keep's thier MP throughout this battle. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Cagnazzo..........................................HP-25,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Have Rosa DualCast Slow and Cagnazzo and, if he needs it Blink on Cecil otherwise Blink Fusoya instead. Have Edge keep spamming Shurikens and have Rydia keep sumoning her Dragon. Have Fusoya Bio, then repat that Bio whenever he runs out of MP. Have Cecil ready to use a Zeus's Wrath at all times, and have him do so when water surges to Cagnazzo's feet. Eventually, he'll go down as well. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Barbariccia......................................HP-25,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- The hardest thing about this boss is spelling her name correctly followed by Lightning. Obviously, we haven't got Kain this time round, but we didn't need him before either. Have Rydia Summon Whyt, if his ability is Holy and he has maxed Spirit, otherwise Dragon every round. Have Rosa on DualCura duty every round. Edge will go down fairly quickly, have him Throw a few Shuriken before he does so. Fusoya should Slow Barbariccia then Holy her every round. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Rubicante.........................................HP-25,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- As soon as this battle starts, Slow him. Have Edge spam Shuriken and have Rydia keep Summoning Whyt/Dragon. Cecil is immortal in this battle, so have him Phoenix Down Fusoya everytime he dies to Inferno. Then have Fusoya use Blizzaga on his opened cloak form and revive Edge as well to use the "Steal his nipples" trick to stop Inferno, which involves Edge Stealing from him each time he opens his cloak. Once He's down to 4,000 HP have Fusoya use a Dry Ether on himself and have Cecil wait to use a Phoenix Down on Fusoya. After Inferno have Fusoya cast Meteor. As the bar reaches the "t" of Meteor have Cecil use a Bomb Core. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Save. -Heal. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:CPU, Attack Node, Defense Node....HP-30,000, 12,000, 12,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- This battle is the exact same as it always is. Spam your most powerful Attacks (Shuriken for Edge, Heavenly Wrath's for Fusoya and Rydia, Aim with Bolt Arrows for Rosa and Bomb Core for Cecil) until it goes down. It'll take you a few tries, but thats how this battle is. Once the Attack Node is down go after the CPU and finish that off. Once it's down, kill of everyone except Fusoya and have him kill the Defense Node. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Cutscene. ################################################################ 18) Zeromous. No funny chapter name here. Nope. ################################################################ -Give Kain Focus. -Obtain HP+50% in Baron. Give it to Edge. -Return to the moon and save. -Stock up on healing items. -Enter the Crystal Palace. -Give Phoenix to Kain and Bless to Cecil. -Set both. -Enter the Lunar Subterrane. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss Bananza! ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- The following are optional bosses. They are purely here for completionists sake. If you wish to challenge them, do so but do not save afterward, as they give unwanted XP. They are purely here for a challenge, do not over-write your save. Do not save between these battles. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:White Dragon.............................HP-32,700 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Easy. Get Kain into Adrenaline state and Slow the boss as soon as possible, having Cecil Blinked also helps. Edge throwing everything you have while Kain Attacks (have him use a Baccus Wine to speed things up) should wipe out the dragon before long. If he uses Quake, Phoenix will revive everyone, so revive Kain afterwards and Ether him. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Dark Bahamut.............................HP-60,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Another easy one. Slow him straight away, then Throw everything you have at him while Kain Jumps. Don't use Summons or else he'll counter with Megaflare, instead just put Rydia on Item duty (if she has Item Lore, take advantage of it) and have Rosa OmniCast Raise as needed. Make sure to have Cecil Cry as soon as possible. If Kain goes down, Phoenix Down him and then give him an Ether so that Phoenix is back. It'll take a little while, but it isn't that difficult. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Plague Horror............................HP-33,333 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- An easy one. Having Edge Throw the Knife can take off a third of his HP straight away, then you have Excalibur and the Poison Axe on top of those. Kain's Attacks, preferabley Adrenalined, can also take a nice chunk off if you have Cry support. Summon Whyt (who should still have Holy) to absolutely finish this. If by some unholy miracle you fail, Phoenix will kick in. Impossible to lose this, unless you really, really, suck. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Lunasaur.................................HP-46,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Equip Cecil and Kain with Genji Shields and equip everyone with Headbands. These can be purchased at the Armour shop in Baron. This battle is a joke. Spam your Elixirs on him until he goes down. If you run out, somehow, just hack away at him until he goes down with X-Potions and Hi-Potions. With Phoenix on your side you can't lose. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- Optional Boss:Opogogo..................................HP-50,000 ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- As soon as this battle starts, Deluge will wipe out your whole party. Luckily Phoenix is on our side. As soon as you're back alive, Phoenix Down and Ether Kain. Now just fight as hard as you can (Throw everything, Adrenaline-Jumps with Kain, Whyt for Rydia etc.) and keep reviving Kain. Kain's Poison Axe can Poison Opogogo for a lovely 500 damage every few seconds, so make sure to equip it. Don't forget Cry and Slow either. ^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^-^- -Save. -Set Kain with Jump, Focus, Adrenaline, Attack. -Set Rosa with DualCast, MP+50%, Pray, Slow. -Set Cecil with Draw Attack, Bless, Cry, Dry Ether. -Set Edge with Throw, Brace, Dry Ether, Steal. -Set Rydia with Phoenix Down, Dry Ether, Ether, Item Lore/ Filler. -Head down to Zeromous. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Zeromous.........................................HP-150,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- A relatively easy one here. Have Cecil use Bless while Edge throws the most powerful weapons you have, in order. Have Rosa DualCast Slow on Zeromous and Shell on the party, not that it helps. Have Rydia on Item duty. Have Kain Attack with the Poison Axe. Once Zeromous shakes, have Kain Jump and have everyone else go all out on him. After Big Bang Kain will land. If Zeromous casts Osmose use a Dry Ether, if he shakes, Jump and if uses Whorl or Black Hole attack. If he uses Flare or Meteor Kain'll go down and Phoenix will activate. Have Rydia use a Phoenix Down and have Cecil use Bless, while Edge is ready to use Dry Ether on Kain. Repeat. This battle'll last a while, but you shouldn't have too much trouble. Steal a Dark Matter aswell if you'd like. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- -Enjoy the ending! ################################################################ 19) Other... Stuff. ################################################################ -Edge can Steal a few items of value, namely Rune Axes. This is the best weapon in this challenge, so if you can be bothered to do so, get it. -If you have the patience to steal alot of items-worth of money, substitute Shuriken's for any other weapon you wish throughout this challenge. -If you had the patience/luck to get a Rainbow pudding make sure to use Safe Travel. It helps. -Level 1 Cecil defeating Proto-Babil alone is the biggest Level up in the Final Fantasy series possible, without hacking. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Geyron...........................................HP-200,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Here we have the obvious option of Adamant Armour and Cursed Rings, then Blinking Cecil, however we can alwasy go for the more interesting option. Have Edge throw Fumas every round while Kain Jumps. Everyone else can be on standby, healing as is the team requires. Keep Blink on Cecil. As soon as Kain goes down, Phoenix Down him and Ether him. Repeat this and he'll go down. A very easy battle. _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Boss:Proto-Babil......................................HP-400,000 _-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_- Required Rare Items 1 Adamant Armour for Cecil- He'll be taking all of the Lights of Babil for us. Atleast 30 Golden Apples- Coupled with HP+50% this lets Cecil survive a Light of Babil while Bracing. 1 Onion Sword- Kain's best weapon. 1 Giant's Gloves- Strength boost for Kain. 1 Adamant Armour for Kain- Strength boost. Plenty of Fuma's- For Edge. Knife- For Edge. 1 Crystal Ring (stolen from Red Dragons)- Cecil. As many Elixir's as you can get. (30+) The Crystal Ring can be substituted for more Golden Apples and Dragon Gloves. Augment setup Follows on from MLC Augments guide for future playthroughs. Battle is done in Round 3. Inferno, Kick- Edward Salve- Cecil, Edge Hide- Edge DualCast- Rydia Fast Talker- Rydia Brace- Cecil Darkness- Kain Phoenix- Edge, Rosa Limit Break- Edge, Kain Cry- Rosa Others are spares. Preperation Cecil- Brace, Cry, Salve, Draw Attacks, Item Adamant Armour, Crystal Ring, Dragon Helm, Dragon Shield Rosa- DualCast, Fast Talker, Pheonix, Cry, Item Best Spirit boosting gear. Irrellevant. Kain- Limit Break, Focus, Darkness, Adrenaline, Item (Jump on Auto-Battle) Onion Sword, Adamant Armour, Green Beret, Giant's Gloves Rydia- DualCast, Bluff, Fast Talker, Elixir, Item Fairy Rod, Luminous Robe, Rune Armlet Edge- Throw, Hide/ Pheonix, Salve/ Pheonix, Limit Break, Item Best Speed boosting gear. Irrellevant. Strategy Surprisingly simple. Cry and Slow Babil, then revive Cecil and have him Brace, before you Elixir him. Now have Kain Focus 3x and then Darkness, before Jumping. His Low accuracy is annoying, but theres nothing we can do about it. For now, have everyone on healing duty for Kain, or Babil uses Laser Barrage, we can Revive whoever's Phoenix saved us (which is why Cecil has Salve, for Phoenix Down). Keep track of Babil HP, try to get it as close to 180,000 as possible. When it is have Kain set up and then have him Jump again to take away a big chunk of that. Have Edge throw the Knife for another 35k damage (hence his Limti Break) and DualCasted, Bluffed Quake can do around 5k on top of that. Now have Kain keep Jumping and Edge keep throwing Fumas, while Rosa and Rydia are on healing duty. Really easy from this stage. ################################################################ 20) Credits. ################################################################ Square-Enix For producing one of the best series and some of the best games of all time. Matrix For remaking this game. GameFAQs For hosting this guide. You For reading this guide. Ross "Moogleking" Tattersall For writing this guide. Action For writing a very helpful FAQ, which I used alot throughout the creation of the guide. Everyone on the message boards. Except for Dash_Jr. For, no-doubt, helping me at somepoint. Special Thanks go to- Action Ignasia7 SBAllen Arkumescapee DancingCalca If your names not there, email me and remind me of what you helped with, so I can add you ^_^b