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Coliseum Guide by bogalx
Version: 1.1 | Updated: 04/14/07
Final Fantasy VI Advance Coliseum Guide By bogalx (email@example.com) Version 1.1 (Last Updated 4/14/2007) ================= Table of Contents ================= 1. Bet/Fight/Win Lists 2. Recommended Fights/Chains 3. The Celestriad Cycle 4. Final Words =============== Version History =============== 1.0 (3/19/2007): First complete version of the guide. 1.1 (4/14/2007): Fixed some minor grammatical errors, fixed the prize for betting the Excalipoor (should've been Merit Award, thanks Matt G!), and added a couple more recommended fights (thanks ghostrider775 for the Genji Armor suggestion). =============================================================================== 1. Bet/Fight/Win Lists =============================================================================== The list is sorted alphabetically according to the Win column. Bet Fight Win Genji Armor Glasya Lebolas Air Anchor Cursed Ring Muud Suud Air Anchor Stardust Rod Dark Force Angel Brush Save the Queen Brachiosaur Apocalypse Valiant Knife Baalzephon Assassin's Dagger Blizzard Orb Weredragon Berserker Ring Berserker Ring Weredragon Blizzard Orb Blood Sword Enuo Blood Sword Rising Sun Weredragon Bone Club Sniper Glasya Lebolas Bone Club Death Tarot Aspidochelon Bone Club Dueling Mask Daedalus Bone Wrist Thief's Knife Wartpuck Brigand's Glove Thief's Bracer Amduscias Brigand's Glove Fixed Dice Clymenus Burning Fist Tigerfang Greater Mantis Burning Fist Burning Fist Tumbleweed Burning Fist Impartisan Weredragon Cat-Ear Hood Saucer Brachiosaur Cat-Ear Hood Soul of Thamasa Behemoth King Celestriad Tabby Suit Vector Lythos Chocobo Suit Genji Helm Fortis Crystal Helm Muscle Belt Weredragon Crystal Orb Cursed Shield Daedalus Cursed Ring Gladius Shambling Corpse Dagger Brigand's Glove Vasegiatta Dagger Crystal Helm Duel Armor Diamond Helm Gold Hairpin Great Malboro Dragon Horn Celestriad Vector Chimera Dragon Horn Safety Bit Tonberry Dragon Horn Ward Bangle Yojimbo Dragon Horn Bone Wrist Duel Armor Dueling Mask Crystal Sword Glasya Lebolas Enhancer Soul Sabre Aspidochelon Falchion Scorpion Tail Vector Chimera Final Trump Falchion Outsider Flame Shield Ice Shield InnoSent Flame Shield Force Armor Behemoth King Force Armor Paladin's Shield Demon Knight Force Shield Nutkin Suit Aspidochelon Genji Armor Royal Crown Aspidochelon Genji Helm Thunder Shield Outsider Genji Shield Ultima Weapon Great Behemoth Gladius Zanmato Yojimbo Godhand Ribbon Dark Force Gold Hairpin Crystal Orb Glasya Lebolas Gold Hairpin Dragon Horn Gorgimera Gold Hairpin Punisher Aspidochelon Gravity Rod Rainbow Brush Test Rider Gravity Rod Tintinabulum Dark Force Growth Egg Hero's Ring Gorgimera Guard Bracelet Longinus Prometheus Gungnir Guard Bracelet Demon Knight Hero's Ring Murakumo Galypdes Holy Lance Red Cap Gorgimera Hypno Crown Flame Shield Metal Hitman Ice Shield Crystal Mail Covert Ice Shield Ichigeki Shadow/Typhon Ichigeki* Ragnarok Daedalus Lightbringer Gungnir Muud Suud Longinus Phoenix Down Cactuar Magicite Shard Magus Robe Test Rider Magus Robe Healing Rod Tonberry Magus Rod Murasame Glasya Lebolas Masamune Memento Ring Typhon Memento Ring Cat-Ear Hood Slagworm Merit Award Excalipoor Onion Dasher Merit Award** Regal Gown Death Machine Minerva Bustier Rename Card Fiend Dragon Miracle Shoes Thornlet Aspidochelon Mirage Vest Chocobo Suit Ahriman Moogle Suit Holy Lance Death Machine Murakumo Kagenui Test Rider Murakumo Masamune Gorgimera Murakumo Magus Rod Weredragon Murakumo Sasuke Face Murasame Radiant Lance Landworm Mutsunokami Moogle Suit Cherry Nutkin Suit Zwill Crossblade Tonberry Oborozuki Flametongue Great Malboro Organyx Icebrand Gamma Organyx Thunder Blade Muud Suud Organyx Zantetsuken Covert Organyx Fuma Shuriken Chaos Dragon Pinwheel Mutsunokami Gamma Radiant Lance Bone Club Test Rider Red Jacket Mirage Vest Vector Chimera Red Jacket Red Jacket Vector Chimera Red Jacket Minerva Bustier Tonberry Regal Gown Merit Award Covert Rename Card Elixir Cactuar Rename Card Pinwheel Aspidochelon Rising Sun Hypno Crown Great Malboro Royal Crown Tortoise Shield Muud Suud Saucer Apocalypse Fiend Dragon Save the Queen Final Trump Ahriman Scorpion Tail Wing Edge Gorgimera Sniper Dragon Claws Test Rider Sniper Behemoth Suit Outsider Snow Scarf Organyx Behemoth King Soul Sabre Angel Brush Gamma Stardust Rod Stoneblade Armored Weapon Stoneblade Assassin's Dagger Test Rider Swordbreaker Force Shield Dark Force Thornlet Genji Shield Yojimbo Thunder Shield Gauntlet Vector Chimera Thunder Shield Genji Glove Demon Knight Thunder Shield Miracle Shoes Tyrannosaur Tintinabulum Growth Egg Muud Suud Tintinabulum Megalixir Siegfried Tintinabulum Aegis Shield Glasya Lebolas Tortoise Shield Reed Cloak Gorgimera Tortoise Shield Viper Darts Weredragon Viper Darts Snow Scarf Yojimbo Ward Bangle Lich Ring Death Machine Ward Bangle Molulu's Charm Outsider Ward Bangle Godhand Great Behemoth Zanmato Lightbringer Gamma Zantetsuken Air Anchor Primeval Dragon Zephyr Cloak Oborozuki Outsider Zwill Crossblade *If you waited for Shadow on the Floating Continent and saved him in the Cave on the Veldt, you will fight him when you bet the Ichigeki. Win or lose, he'll join your party afterwards. **After defeating Onion Dasher, you will fight the Esper Gilgamesh with full control of your entire party. Win, and you'll receive his magicite. Wagering any of the following items will pit you against Typhon for an Elixir. Dagger Iron Armor Mythril Knife Silk Robe Main Gauche Mythril Vest Air Knife Ninja Gear Man-Eater White Dress Swordbreaker Mythril Mail Mythril Sword Gaia Gear Great Sword Golden Armor Rune Blade Power Sash Bastard Sword Luminous Robe Enhancer Diamond Vest Excalibur Diamond Armor Mythril Spear Black Garb Trident Noiseblaster Heavy Lance Bioblaster Partisan Flash Golden Spear Chainsaw Kunai Debilitator Kodachi Drill Sakura Auto Crossbow Ashura Flame Scroll Kotetsu Water Scroll Kiku-Ichimonji Lightning Scroll Kazekiri Invisibility Scroll Mythril Rod Shadow Scroll Flame Rod Silver Spectacles Ice Rod Star Pendant Thunder Rod Peace Ring Poison Rod Amulet Holy Rod White Cape Gravity Rod Jeweled Ring Chocobo Brush Fairy Ring Da Vinci Brush Barrier Ring Magical Brush Mythril Glove Shuriken Protect Ring Chain Flail Hermes Sandals Moonring Blade Reflect Ring Morning Star Angel Wings Boomerang Angel Ring Hawkeye Knight's Code Cards Dragoon Boots Darts Zephyr Cloak Dice Princess Ring Metal Knuckles Earring Mythril Claws Gigas Glove Kaiser Knuckles Hyper Wrist Venom Claws Master's Scroll Buckler Prayer Beads Heavy Shield Black Belt Mythril Shield Heiji's Jitte Golden Shield Fake Mustache Diamond Shield Alarm Earring Crystal Shield Gale Hairpin Leather Cap Sniper Eye Hairband Sprint Shoes Plumed Hat Potion Beret Hi-Potion Magus Hat X-Potion Bandana Ether Iron Helmet Hi-Ether Priest's Miter X-Ether Green Beret Holy Water Twist Headband Antidote Mythril Helm Eye Drops Tiara Gold Needle Golden Helm Remedy Tiger Mask Sleeping Bag Mystery Veil Tent Circlet Green Cherry Diamond Helm Magicite Shard Dark Hood Super Ball Oath Veil Echo Screen Leather Armor Smoke Bomb Cotton Robe Teleport Stone Kenpo Gi Dried Meat =============================================================================== 2. Recommended Fights/Chains =============================================================================== Impartisan -> Cat-Ear Hood (vs. Weredragon) Weredragon is vulnerable to instant death, so you can equip a weapon with instant death properties like Zantetsuken and Wing Edge for a potentially quick win. Equipping a Reflect Ring can bounce Weredragon's Death spell back at it, or you could send Gogo in with three Sketch commands to have Weredragon cast Death on itself. Tabby Suit -> Chocobo Suit -> Moogle Suit -> Nutkin Suit -> Genji Armor (vs. Vector Lythos, Ahriman, Cherry, and Aspidochelon) Yes, this is a rather long chain, but it grants you a virtually limitless amount of Genji Armors, which is pretty freakin' sweet. Tabby Suits, Chocobo Suits, and Moogle Suits are all stealable from enemies inside Owzer's Mansion (Couerl Cats, Caladrius, and Blade Dancers respectively). Betting any of these will eventually net you a Nutkin Suit, which you can then wager for a shiny new Genji Armor. The fights go something like this: Vector Lythos is a piddly little enemy that shouldn't pose any challenge whatsoever. No real strategy needed here. Mog with 255 defense in the back row with a Safety Bit will be invincible against Ahriman. 255 defense can be achieved with a Snow Scarf, a Genji Helm, and any decent shield. Against Cherry, a Reflect Ring will repel all of her nasty spells back at her. Attacking her may incur a Meteor counterattack (which is unreflectable and very painful) so it's best to hold L and R to run and wait until she kills herself with her own spells. Aspidochelon is listed below. Ragnarok -> Lightbringer (vs. Daedalus) Send Mog in with the following setup: Holy Lance Paladin's Shield/Flame Shield Genji Helm Snow Scarf Reflect Ring Safety Bit Put him in the back row, and he'll be literally impossible to kill. Any physical attack will do 0 damage to him, the Paladin's/Flame Shield will absorb Flare Star and Fire Wall, the Reflect Ring will reflect Flare, and the Safety Bit will protect against Blaster. Healing Rod -> Magus Rod (vs. Tonberry) Mog in the back row with 255 defense and a Ribbon/Jeweled Ring will be completely invincible. Keep in mind that Tonberry uses Traveler when it dies, so if you don't have high enough HP to survive it, a Muscle Belt might be in order. Cat-Ear Hood -> Merit Award (vs. Slagworm) Send Mog in with a Paladin's Shield/Thunder Shield, a Genji Helm, a Snow Scarf, and Angel Wings. In the back row, he will be impossible to kill. The shield will protect from Sandstorm, the Angel Wings will protect from Quake, and 255 defense in the back row will ensure 0 damage from physical attacks. Regal Gown -> Minverva Bustier (vs. Death Machine) Death Machine will cast Death 75% of the time, and counters any attack with Blaster. It's vulnerable to instant death, so your best bet is to equip a Reflect Ring to reflect Death back at it. As soon as the fight starts, hold L and R to make your character run so they can't attack and get Blastered. Elixir -> Rename Card -> Miracle Shoes (vs. Cactuar and Fiend Dragon) Cactuar has ridiculously high defense and evasion scores, but only 3 HP, so you can take it down very easily if you're equipped properly. Gogo with three Attack commands and a Master's Scroll should make quick work of it. Against Fiend Dragon, send Mog in with a Paladin's Shield/Flame Shield, a Genji Helm, and a Snow Scarf. Put him in the back row and he will be impossible to kill. The shield will take care of Southern Cross, and 255 defense in the back row will ensure all physical attacks will do 0 damage. Thornlet -> Mirage Vest (vs. Aspidochelon) Aspidochelon uses attacks of multiple elements, including Earth, Ice, and Wind. You can equip the appropriate gear to protect against these elements, or you could just take the easy way out and exploit its vulnerability to instant death. Your call. Behemoth Suit -> Snow Scarf (vs. Outsider) Outsider has two instant death attacks (one of which is physical, so it can't be protected from by Safety Bit/Memento Ring), and a variety of unblockable Throw attacks. Even with perfect evasion/magic evasion, it will be difficult to take him on mano a mano. So in order to take him down as quickly as possible, you should exploit his biggest weakness: instant death. Use similar strategies as against Weredragon, but keep in mind that Sketch will only result in instant death 25% of the time. =============================================================================== 3. The Celestriad Cycle =============================================================================== So you want a bunch of Celestriads, but you're far too lazy to spend hours trying to win them off Brachiosaurs or steal them from Galydes? That's understandable. Luckily for you, there is a relatively quick and painless way to score multiple Celestriads within the coliseum! This trick involves wagering the Murakumo in order to fight the monster Galypdes. Galypdes is usually an extremely rare enounter in the Phoenix Cave, so this will save you the trouble of hunting them down. Set Gogo up with three Steal commands, a Brigand's Glove, and a Safety Bit (to protect from Galypdes' Cyclonic and Shamshir attacks). As he fights Galypdes, he will Mug it every turn until it dies. If that particular Galypdes wasn't holding a Celestriad, that's no problem! By winning the fight, you will receive a Holy Lance, which you can then wager to get the Murakumo back. You can then wager the Murakumo again, and continue the cycle until you have all the Celestriads you want. =============================================================================== 4. Final Words =============================================================================== Thanks go to Mnrogar for writing the guide on which this one is based, and The_Returner123, whose translation guide helped with changing various names for this document. If you spot any errors or have any suggestions or questions concerning this guide, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This guide may not be reproduced on any other website without explicit written permission from the author. This guide is for personal use only. This document is copyright 2007 bogalx. All rights reserved.