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Ikorus13
1 month ago#1
I've tried to do this a couple of times before, but have screwed up in minor ways (like overleveling slightly :< ), but I want to try and get all of those self imposed challenge titles (like eternal apprentice, i hate gels, friendship first, gung ho, etc) in a single run...without the benefits of the grade shop. So no ng+ basically.

I was hoping to see if anyone had any advice on routing, boss order, etc (tos is really flexible about that kind of thing, which is something i appreciate) and target level ranges for various steps (to prevent overleveling) to help out. I find a solid plan makes things easier on myself.

I remember some of the harder segments were the sheena fights and the grand cardinal fights, especially magnius. :|
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#2
Already having a hard time at botta. Forget no deaths and no gels, i cant WIN.

Current lloyd level is 5
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#3
Finally pushed past him. Next major hurdle i anticipate will be the fire temple boss. And the temple itself - its hard to dodge fights in there.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#4
Just beat clumsy assassin.

These bosses feel wierdly luck based. Like everything is either an absolute clusterf*** or else it all goes perfectly, with no rhyme or reason behind WHY.

Current Levels:

Lloyd - 9 (next 483)
Raine - 9 (next 601)
Colette - 9 (next 478)
Kratos - 10 (next 906)
Genis - 9 (next 777)

Party Avg. - 9.2

Not too bad as it stands i think. Once I can start leaving people dead (and later, start using some restorative items!) I think I'll be a little more comfortable.

Not sure how best to use early ex gems. I suppose it doesn't matter too much since most "builds" use mainly lv3 and lv4 gems.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#5
Havent leveled up. Adulocia is just savaging me. Is there a way to earn enough gald to outfit everyone with poison charms without gaining exp?

Waitressing is worth around 300 gald a run, but each charm (and id need 3-7) is 4,000 >_<
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#6
Backed off, went and killed kilia instead. Not without difficulty, but colette's angel feathers do a ton of damage so it was doable.

Now i have to do the palmacosta ranch. But avoiding experience here is...UH.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#7
Hit a brick wall in the form of magnius. Ended up doing a little grinding. It will probably be fine. Genis needed icicle to get the statue anyway. Killed him and the water guardian. Current levels:

Lloyd - 15
Raine - 15
Colette - 15
Kratos - 16
Genis - 15

Iubaris draws ever nearer. Then I can start getting folks dead on-purpose like.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#8
Wind seal boss goes down easily enough, but im being shredded by the assassin.

Not being able to save is a serious dick move even if you get a full heal out of it.

I wonder if it might be feasible to jump ahead to the light seal so at least deaths arent a big deal anymore...

Nevermind, down she goes. Got a little hairy for a moment, but a strong comeback made all the difference.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#9
No real difficulties with kvar or iubaris. Kept everyone alive for undine because buying poison charms left me without enough for life bottles and also shes goddamn hard. Her instant aqua edge homes in even if you jump over her, so theres literally nothing you can do about it.

Used life bottles to manipulate the remiel fight so that only lloyd and raine survived it. Got massacred by kratos AND yggdrasil, but that was all according to plan to minimize exp. Going to keep some folks dead for a while and try to stick to mandatory fights and memory gem fights only. I think genis and sheena are the best bet? That way only lloyd and raine will be leveled. Might use zelos over raine for rodyle since he can heal even under level.
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Ikorus13
1 month ago#10
Seems to be going okay.

Just dropped off presea at ozette. Did get genis's gels title back at fooji so now all the restrictions besides keeping level low are off. Money isn't even an issue anymore thanks to zelos's personal skill.

Current levels are:

Lloyd - 25
Colette - 22
Genis - 23
Raine - 24
Zelos - 21
Sheena - 21
Regal - 22 (join level, no combat with him in party yet)
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