Mission 31: Newfound Purpose
Mark: Pulsework Champion
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Haerii Archaeopolis (Waystone)
Mark Location: Archylte Steppe – Haerii Archaeopolis
Reward: Perfect Conductor (x3)
Pulsework Champion returns with a gang of floppy Seeker enemies serving as backup. You’ve likely encountered both of these foes before so you should know what to expect from them. They can put some hurt on you if you don’t pay attention, however, so don’t be afraid to Paradigm Shift if things don’t go as planned.
Mission 32: And Then There Was One
Cie'th Stone location: Vallis Media – Earthen Bosom
Mark location: Archylte Steppe – Western Benchland
Reward: Glass Buckle
Amam is the evolution of Uridimmu and its ilk. He’s got a higher HP and stagger percentage, but for the most part he’s very similar in looks and attacks to the other feral foes you’ve felled to this point. He has a breath attack that will lower the attack power of your party, so you might consider a Synergist to offset the status drop. Beyond that, hit him with Ice and Earth elemental spells (avoid Wind and Thunder), juggle him when you get a chance, and don’t let his fairly forceful strikes deplete your health too far.
Mission 33: A Parent’s Pledge
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Central Expanse
Mark location: Archylte Steppe – Eastern Tors
Reward: White Cape
Adamanchelid isn’t as fierce as its older Adamantoise relatives, but it can still lay down a world of hurt on your party. You’ll definitely want to buff up as much as you can before going in for the kill, so set a Synergist to up your defenses from the start of battle (and Medics to back you up while you do – a Sentinel wouldn’t hurt either) or make use of a Shroud or two. It’s weak to Ice spells and strong against physical strikes, but it’s also vulnerable to a lot of Saboteur-induced inflictions. Once your defenses are fortified and the foe’s are debilitated, start going in for a more focused attack.
Mission 34: Zenobia, the Butcher
Cie'th Stone location: Archylte Steppe – Way of the Ancients
Mark location: Archylte Steppe – Haerii Archaeopolis
Reward: Hermes Sandals
This red Cie’th stone mark is exceptionally tricky. You’re allegedly out to kill a tentacled terror named Zenobia, but someone’s already got the job handled. Unfortunately for you, he’s far worse than Zenobia ever was.
Tonberry is small but very, very vicious. His knife strikes are rather infrequent but do a decent amount of damage, however; the real threat is his Grudge attacks. As the battle wears on, Tonberry’s rage will begin to seethe, and once it reaches a certain point, he’ll release an attack that hits for a few thousand points worth of damage, recovers all of his health, and resets his combo percentage. Worse yet, every time he uses the attack, the power increases dramatically. Even if you survive the first time, you likely won’t last the second or third time.
The key here is simply to stagger Tonberry as fast as possible and get him in a series of juggles that will drain his HP fast and prevent him from using the Grudge skills. Don’t even worry about buffs of healing unless absolutely necessary, simply hit fast and hard until you’ve got him launched high in the sky. If you even let him get off one Grudge/full HP restore, it’s going to be extremely difficult to recover and beat him.
Mission 35: The Road Less Traveled (Titan Quest A-1)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – Truthseeker's Rise
Mark location: Faultwarrens – Primeval Crossroads
Reward: Witch's Bracelet
Gurangatch is the first of the Titan Quests, a branching series of battles presented by the Titan himself and ending in one of six tough matchups. He’s very much the same foe as back in Taejin's Tower, so keep to the same strategy and you should emerge victorious. Make sure you remember how to beat him, because you’ll be starting off with this fighter each time you go down one of Titan’s questing paths.
Mission 36: Dark Deliverance (Titan Quest B-1)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – Primeval Crossroads
Mark location: Faultwarrens – A Dance of Shadow
There’s two Amams this time around. They can still hit pretty hard, so watch your HP – but this still shouldn’t be too much more challenging than your last Amam face-off.
Mission 37: Dying of the Light (Titan Quest B-2)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – Primeval Crossroads
Mark location: Faultwarrens – A Dance of Light
Reward: Star Pendant
Rafflesia are very easily ambushed, making for a pretty simple fight if you get the jump on them. They’re weak to Fire and Earth, so use your spells as needed to bury these fiendish flowers.
Mission 38: Moonlit Madness (Titan Quest C-1)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – A Dance of Shadow
Mark location: Faultwarrens – Via Lunae
Reward: Diamond Bangle
Hey, remember the Adroa? The Verdelet are very closely related, but they have an additional trick up their sleeve – they can summon much bigger things to help them fight. There’s usually one Verdelet doing the summoning while the others attack as attack decoys. Verdelets have low HP, so a few strikes from a strong Commando should kill off one of them. The difficulty arises in distinguishing and attacking the summoner in time – even if you hit him hard, he’s not going to stop calling for backup until he’s dead and buried.
If you kill off the summoner before he finishes, you’re almost guaranteed a five star ranking. If you fail and Juggernaut joins the fray, well, just follow the strategies you employed last time you saw him around.
Mission 39: Seeing Stars (Titan Quest C-2)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – A Dance of Shadow/A Dance of Light
Mark location: Faultwarrens – Via Stellarum
Reward: Siltstone Ring
Don’t let that “C” rank fool you – Ochu is pretty nasty. She’s got a healthy amount of HP, a high stagger percentage, and is backed up by obnoxious little seedlings than she can heal and regenerate. She’s also got some pretty hard-hitting attacks that can interrupt whatever your party members are doing. Fortunately, the whole family’s weak to Fire spells, so fire attacks will make the whole clan extra toasty. And despite the annoying, constant attacks of her “babies,” you should make Ochu herself your prime target of attack: she’s the one regenerating and boosting the little buggers, after all.
Mission 40: Solar Power (Titan Quest C-3)
Cie'th Stone location: Faultwarrens – A Dance of Light
Mark location: Faultwarrens – Via Solis
Reward: Zealot's Amulet
Much the same as the previous Verdelet mob, only they’ll be summoning Mushussu this time around. Kill the summoner first thing and the team won’t know what hit ‘em.
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