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  • How to Beat the Ice Queen

    First hit with close range attacker [Toan,Goro]
    with fire based weapon. Then when her defenses are down attack with ruby[using a stamina potion] attack with the strongest ring with fire based element. Repeat this until you finish her off. She has 400 hp. After you beat her Rando comes and gives you the moon orb.
    Submitted by TAD
  • Ice Queen Hint

    When battling Ice Queen, she might fire an ice ball at you.  When she does, freeze amulets are not effective.  What you need to do, is switch to a different person and you should get freed from the ice pillar.
    Submitted by leggobudy
  • Black Knight

    To beat the Black Knight get a high attack sword. Let him charge at you. run out of the way a little and go behind him and attack. watch out for the Black Knight because he shoots these big orange circles at you. If you get too close to him on the Pendragon he will attack you. After a while the big black panther( Pendragon) will die. Then the Black Knight will jump off and attack you. He still attacks you with the big circles. Watch out for his spinning attack with his swords. Back away and when he's done and keep hitting him. After awhile he will die and a star will come and kill him. You will then get the Chronicle 2. Oh, use the Holy attribute against him too.
    Submitted by None
  • How to Get the Sword of Zues ( 3rd Best Sword )

    First complete toto's house in Muska lacka.
    You will get the Sun Sword. Build up the Sun Sword to get to the Big Bang Sword, then you
    must Build up one more time to get The Sword
    of Zues! (Building up Big Bang takes a lot of
    work, it needs all the attributes over 40 but
    this is easy if you use gemstones and synth-
    spheres)
    Submitted by Vampire Hunter
  • Baron Garayan

    If you are fishing in the waterfall in matataki and you see a really big fish that wont take the normal bait, use a potato cake to catch it. it is the baron garayan, and gets more points than mardan. i got a 178c.m one and got over 700 fishing points. Its a great hooker of a fish (you'll get that joke if you catch it)
    Submitted by Botol
  • Back Floor Advantage

    Ok first what you need to do is go in to the forest (any level) and find a sun dew. After you kill all the monsters...or leave half your money in the level, go back and go to level ten, kill all the monsters or just go straight for the back floor. There will be a total of eight monsters and they will all be werewolves! Every werewolf will give you twenty-four exp points each! You can go back and forth however many times u need for all your weapons will be stronger. It this great! 7th heaven and a lot of other great weapons for my partners! Have fun!
    Submitted by RyaN
  • How to Beat the Dark Genie

    The Dark Genie has 3 phases. For the first phase you use either Toan or Ruby with their best weapons with the highest attribute in all the elements. Eventually two handswill pop out of the ground, when this happens look at the color of the hand and match an attribute with the color. Now,for phase two you should use Ruby with a weapon that has the Holy attribute. Also watch out for his cheap shots. Just make sure your health is over 60 when he does it. For phase three you should use Toan and attack the jewel in his mouth.
    Submitted by AW2001
  • Defeating Master Utan

    First he will spit seeds at you that are hard to miss.To not get hit by them you should use Xiao and use you strongest slingshot,I preferthe Bandit slingshot.Whenhe grabs a orange,Switch to Xiao and shot him he will stop in his tracks and run around .Just do that every time he reaches for a tree.
    Submitted by Adal
  • Defeat Ice Queen with one  person

    To defeat the Ice Queen with 1 person by 14 or 15 Fire gems and put the all in your inventory and just keep throwing them at her until she dies.
    Submitted by Andy Breeze
  • All Gems Status

    message: Garnet: AT=5 Fire=10 beast & rock=10
    Sapphire: MP=10 wind=10 Flying=10
    Pearl: Ed=10 Th=10 skull=10
    Diamond: Plant,Beast,mimic,plant,etc.=5
    Ruby: Sp=10 Fi=10 mimic=10
    Emerald: Mp=10 Dino & plant=10
    Aquamarine: Ice=10 Sea & Flying=10
    Topaz: At=5 skull & Flying=10
    Amethyst: Ice=10 Dino & Mage=10
    Peridot: At=5 Ho=10 Plant & beast=10
    Opal: Ed=10 Metal & Mage=10
    Turquoise: Ice=10 Rock & Mimic=10
    Submitted by Justin Croft
  • Sun Sword

    To get the powerful Sun Sword, complte Toto's house, which requires Toto, Golem,totam pole, and the handle. At the event, Golem will turn himself into the Sun Sword. After a couple of Synthespheres, the Sun Sword is unstoppable!
    Submitted by Devon Werder
  • How to beat the King's Curse

    First, use Ungaga's whirlwind special to blow away the black.  Then, use your strongest weapon for Toan and do a special attack. Repeat process.  After you win, the temple will start collapsing and you will go through a difficult duel to get on the Moon Ship.  Good Luck
    Submitted by Anonymous
  • Quick Weapon Upgrade

    In order to quickly upgrade your weapons without using power up powders and fighting enemys with your weak weapon (the one you want to upgrade) Simply kill the monster with your strongest weapon then right before the enemy vanishes swicth to the weapon you want upgraded and the Abs will go to that weapon.
    Submitted by Anonymous
  • Lamb Sword's Secret Ability

    First you must get the Lamb Sword (the only way too get it is to build up the Wise Owl Sword).
    Next you must get you WHP low, you will know it is low enough, because it will say at the bottom right corner, "The Lamb Sword got scared so it went into Wolf Mode" When it goes into that it raises its stats.

    Note: It will go back to regular mode when you do an "Upgrade" or "Repair" it.

    Hint: The Lamb Sword evolves into the Atlamillia Sword which evolves into the Chronicle Sword, the 2nd best sword in the game (The Chronicle 2 Sword which you find at the end of the Demon Shaft)
    Submitted by KeNnY
  • How to beat Joe in one hit

    First, you need the sun sword. Then, evolve it two stages to get Zeus's sword. Get the sword to full attack. Give yourself a stamina drink and put your sword on the highest element you have. Finally, give him a one-hit KO.
    Submitted by Alienkornbizkit
  • Get the ultimate sword

    After you beat the game the Demon Shaft opens up. The Demon Shaft is an incredible hard dugeon. It has 100 levels and they get harder the farther you go. At the end you have to fight the black night but after you wound him a light shoot from the sky and kills him. From that light the Chronicle2 sword appears.
    Submitted by Alan W
  • Tons of FREE Items

    This is a cool little trick that's easy to do, and can give you tons of free items you'll need, but can be fairly time-consuming. This is done in Norune village. The first thing I can tell you(and this is really important in Norune) is to NEVER set up or finish Gaffer's Buggy until you're done with Norune Village. When you put it up, the mayor stops giving you items, and you'll need his items to get this to work.

    As soon as you get the Hag's house finished, she will store items for you. About 60 in all, I think. The trick is to get the free items from the mayor, and then take them back to be stored. You can do this as much as you want, all the way up to 60 total items. Think about it...if you get 60 repair powders saved up, you can save a lot of money on supplies until much later in the game. This is completely worth restarting the game for, no matter where you are. Enjoy!
    Submitted by Captain Napkins
  • Get Music Box Key

    Entry location: Sephiroth
    You will need a music box key to fight the boss in "Shipwreck." To get the music box key, you'll need to complete the Cathedral, then go to the Divining House and ask the nice lady to tell you about the queen's lost lover. Then go to the the guy you meet at first when you come to Queens (don't remember the name). He won't be in his shop but there will be a key. That key will open the music box. If you want strategy to beat the ice queen boss, find it on this page.
    Submitted by None
  • How to catch the Maryan Garayan

    The first thing u need is a poison apple, use that as bait and fish at the water fall in Matataki Village during the night if u r successful then u should get the Maryan Gatyan and alot of fishing points.( u might have to wait a little while)
    Submitted by None
  • Maryan Garayan's Secret

    Entry location: Billy
    When you catch Maryan Garayan go to a chest protected by a trap. Try to guess the trap. It will say "Maryan Garayan shows the right path." and when you choose the trap the trap will be flashing red and have a picture of M.G. by it. Also I'm not sure about this: He might disable the trap directly.
    Submitted by None
  • Kill Statues Early in the Game

    You must have Xaio and a repair powder. First, find a statue. Then press O to lock on. Get a reasonable distance from it. And go rapid-fire.You will need to use a repaiir powder. !!YOU MUST USE XAIO!! Or just use a magical item.
    Submitted by Diiiiiiick Dickenson
  • Beat King's Curse w/1 person

    First u need a lot uv repair powders if ungaga is weak,but if hes ok about 5-10 will do. Stay in one spot and he'll come at u and always keep his spinning thing on and he'll kill him eventually

    NOTE:auto repairs r the best just line them up in ur "active items" and if u have stamina drinks that works well
    Submitted by buck chuck
  • Get the Chronicle Sword

    To get the Chronicle Sword first get the chopper dagger. Then upgrade into a gold dagger. I dont no the name. Then,upgrade it into the maneater. after upgrade it again into the Atlamillia Sword. then upgrade it one more time and you'll end up with the cronicle sword. it is the second best sword in the game! This sword will take a while to get.
    Submitted by Dibble
  • 7th Heaven Sword

    To get the extremely powerful 7th Heaven Sword you should start with the Serpent Sword, then upgrade it to the Evilcise Sword. After that upgrade it to the Drain Seeker Sword. Upgrade that to the Dark Cloud Sword. Finally you can upgrade it to the 7th Heaven Sword. The sword has a max attack power of 240, with End and Sp of 99, amd Mp of 110. It takes alot of work to get, but it's accomplished easily by going to the back levels of the dungeons.
    Submitted by None
  • Weapon upgrade

    When you upgrade your weapon you should go on customize before you upgrade it if you had  any stuff in customize. If you brake your weapon it will disappear exped for the weapon that you start with. If you  upgrade it alot it might turn into a different weapon if you go on buildup. If you go on status break it will break your weapon and turn into a ball and No More Weapon!
    Submitted by Donovan Smolich
  • Free Big Bucks Hammer and Platinum Ring

    When building Queens whatever you do DON'T build Jack's store before you finish building King's Hideout. After building King's hideout and getting Ruby then you may finish building Jack's store. Once its done go to jack's store and an event will take place. You will then receive Big Bucks Hammer (1000 gilda) for Goro and a Platinum Ring (600 gilda) for Ruby for FREE.
    Submitted by Anonymous
  • Ultimate Dagger

    To get the ultimate dagger all u have to do is upgrade it to level 5. Then do status break. you'll get the synth sphere, and your dagger will still be there!!! Then all u have to do is put the sphere on the original dagger  and there u go!!!
    Submitted by gaming man
  • Tram Oil Heaven

    First of all, you must gain Ungaga as an ally. After you have him, you gotta get or build up to a Terra Sword. It seems that the Terra Sword has a bit of lucky magic in it. After that, go to the Divine Beast Cave and call forth on Ungaga while equipped with the Terra Sword on the either the first, second or third floor. Soon you'll be able to collect a lot of Tram Oils with just a few entries inside the cave. After you got all the tram oil you need, go to the back floors and keep collecting goods! ( I got seven tram oils with just two entries inside the cave! )
    Submitted by Anonymous
  • No Antidotes?

    Well you may know that antidotes are hard to come by, this code is simple but valuable. If you get poisoned without a antidote drink but you do have a stamina drink, go into a nearby pool and drink the stamina drink, then wait until your stamina is gone and you're cured!
    Submitted by None
  • Collect the Alta Quickly

    First you must unlock all of the floors, territories, etc... don't collect the alta until you have unlocked all of the floors all the way to the boss room. before you fight the boss back track to all of the floors and collect the alta . I don't know if it works for you but I thought it went by faster
    Submitted by Gohan
  • How to Beat Dran

    To beat Dran, use Toan and Xiao. First hit Dran in the air with Xiao when he is about to attack. Then switch to Toan and run up and hit him as many times as you can while he's on the ground. Keep repeating this until he collapses. (watch out for him when he attacks. he will shoot at the ground and make a hole. if you don't watch out where you're going, you'll loose some life.)
    Submitted by None
  • Catch Umadakara

    Go to the matataki village POND, and use a carrot for bait. It gives u quite a boost in ur fishing points. ( i got a 104cm Umadakara and got 151 fishing points.)
    Submitted by TIMMAY
  • Defeat Master Utan Real Easy

    Amedeatly use Xiaos and hit him once and then use Goro run behined him and keep hiting him with your best axe.(He should keep runing away but keep watching your health if you havent got very good defence a few hits could kill you).
    Submitted by None
  • How to Catch the Mardan Garayan

    Now don't get me wrong it isn't the Marayan Garayan that you caught in Matataki Village this is a different fish. First you need to get the Atla that contains the Oasis. You don't need to complete it. Then you need a poison apple. You need to cast out your line at anytime. then you should catch the Mardan Garayan. It will give your Fishing Points a big boost. (I caught a 108cm Mardan Garayan and got 229 fishing points).
    Submitted by William York
  • Defeat Master Utan Real Easy

    Immediately use Xiaos and hit him once and then use Goro run behind him and keep hitting him with your best axe.(He should keep running away but keep watching your health if you haven't got very good defense a few hits could kill you).
    Submitted by None
  • Cheat/Glitch: Abs & Power-Up Powder

    If you are high on Abs and want to use Power-Up Powder without losing your Abs, simply go to the Item sub-menu and drag the Power-Up Powder to the weapon, it will ask for attachment confirmation. Check your weapon in the Weapon sub-menu and it will still have it's previous amount of Abs!
    Submitted by None
  • Easy Weapon Absorption

    Go to Queens, buy ice and flapping fish, then go to back room of layer 17, and keep going back and forth. You should be able to get from 64-180 magical absorption points each time through
    Submitted by None
  • Potato Cakes For Free!

    To get a lot potato cakes u MUST have a weapon that has the abillity to steal. Try to get a long range character as the theif (ruby, osmond or xiao) then equip the weapon that will steal and go to the moon sea. There u will find some moon diggers attack them and you will steal a potato cake! Repeat this as many times as you like, u can even use this to get money, just simply sell the potato cakes and u get around 100 to 150 gilda!
    Submitted by None
  • Get to the Next Floors in W.O.Cave

    The owl needs either a berry, a pointy chestnut, or a shiny stone.
    Submitted by max
  • Double Jump Mode

    Firstly obtain the required amount of orbs then when you have a sufficient amount go to the statue of the time god (there are a number of these posted around the levels)and select it from the alastor section
    Submitted by None

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