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Secrets FAQ by Mad Monarch Gyl
Version: Final | Updated: 04/25/04
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- X E N O S A G A E P I S O DE I : D e r W i l l e z u r M a c h t -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Xenosaga Episode I:Der Wille zur Macht Secrets/FAQs for PS2 (Playstation 2) Secrets/FAQs created by Mad Monarch Gyl Mad Monarch Gyl (email@example.com) *-I've changed my mailing address-* Copyright 2004 by Mad Monarch Gyl Created: April 03, 2004 (04.03.04) Final Version Last Update: April 24, 2004 (04.24.04) Disclaimer: This FAQ/Walkthrough is created for personal use only, meaning it should not be used for anything that gains any money. Magazines, Game Guides, Websites in particular should not have this guide with out my permission. Ripping off part(s) of this FAQ/Walkthrough and putting it as your own results you to be guilty of the crime "Plagiarism". Plagiarism is an act of stealing, ripping off, copying ideas or words of another person and taking it as your own without a crediting the real source the just way that he/she should have been thanked. To simply put it, Plagiarism is bad. Also, you could never ever use this FAQ/Walkthrough to make your own FAQ/Walkthrough, you must do everything yourself or if you do somehow use this or any other guide you should give proper credit to the author. Also, you could have this FAQ/Walkthrough on your website provided that not a single character has been altered and you must have my permission before you could do so. If you didn't have my permission then you have crossed the lines of the copyrights law. By the way, you could print the whole thing/parts of the FAQ/Walkthrough though. "Walang nakawan pare..." (Please don't steal =P) The guide could originally be seen at: www.gamefaqs.com Contents: I. Introduction II. Updates/Revisions III. Leveling Tips a. Woglinde b. Asteroid Pleroma c. The Elsa d. U-TIC Battle Ship e. Dock Colony f. Cathedral Ship g. Durandal h. Kukai i. Encephalon j. Kukai k. After Song of Nephilim/Before Proto Merkabah IV. Segment Addresses and Decoder Keys V. Emails VI. Hidden A.G.W.S. VII. Optional Bosses a. ACE pilot 1. Meld Gareth 2. Din Gareth b. Great Joe c. Mintia VIII, Minigames a. Casino b. Drilling Game c. A.G.W.S. Battling d. Xenocard IX. Credits *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- * Introduction - *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Greetings! Gyl Here! After another year of being quiet and non-active with my FAQ writing hobby i certainly feel the urge of writing one up after a year of nothingness. I love Xenosaga and I felt like sharing a bit of my knowledge, which i think isn't that new to some, yet i kinda feel like i still have some people out there that i could lend a helping hand. I kinda feel like tired of making a FAQs/Walkthrough, well for atleas the time of, so i'll try my best to bring out a nice Secrets FAQs here. I love helping people and i love sharing my ideas with all of you guys. Anyway, enough blabbers here and there and let's get on with the show. By the way, contributions are pretty much accepted. If you do contribute I'll be certain to add you on the credit lists. And oh, I've changed my mailing address now as the old account was completely trashed by some junkie virus so there from my old [firstname.lastname@example.org] it's now [email@example.com]. Let's roll... *-*-*-*-*-*-* * Revisions * *-*-*-*-*-*-* April 03, 2004 (04.03.04) Version 1 ----------------------------------- - It's basically what the FAQ is composed of. Started most of what a basic FAQs and Guides should hold. April 10, 2004 (04.10.04) Version 1.1 ------------------------------------- - Completed the Email Section. A step at a time is good, ne? Anyway, I'm of to other things so the completion of the guide would be at hand. April 15, 2004 (04.15.04) Version 1.3 ------------------------------------- - Just added the comment and a little low down on the A.G.W.S. Section. Also I'm testing what might trigger the random-ness of the point boosting event slot. Back at the update, I've put the list of Frames, Generators and Weapons there as well for a more in-depth feel. I also started compiling my knowledge on the A.G.W.S. mini game so you might find something helpful there now. April 16, 2004 (04.16.04) Version 1.4 ------------------------------------- - We're getting there. Now, the guide is holding a couple of useful stuffs now. Taking each step, slowly, I could finish the whole guide in no time. Anyway, I've finished the optional boss section now. Semi-complete actually as it only features the strategy and not much detailed 'What to equip' thing but it will serve it's purpose alright. April 24, 2004 (04.24.04) Final Version ------------------------------------- - Finally was able to finish them all. I've completed the Xenocards and the other mini-games information. Thanks for waiting and have fun! *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* * Leveling Tips * *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* *NOTE: I'm writing these all down based from my gaming experience and I might [most probably] have forgotten the monster names or to take down info bout it. So please excuse me. [it would be nice if you could help me in that part thought ^^] Why should I level anyway? Actually leveling will give you money as you level so there. Seriously, this just adds a bit more fun to the game as you battle final bosses without boarding your A.G.W.S. at the same time you could worry less succumbing to bosses after bosses or finding yourself short in cash. Of course, this part of the guide helps you to counter those uh... bad stuffs. This section focuses mainly on leveling. Where, What and How to easily earn those EXPs. as well as those Tech, Skill and Ether Points and a bit of items and cash on the way. I'll be separating each leveling points on every stages in the game. I'll be making them as easy to follow and understand as possible. But before everything else there's only one thing you should be well aware of. Boosts and the Points Event Guage. They are two of the most crucial parts to take note during this times. Here's a quick information about them: Boosts = They are earned as you use or perform an attack on an enemy. Ether spells aren't counted. Also, items/accessories like the Booster Pack gives you a 1 boost at the begining of every battle. Boosts are accumulated in the red bar/guage beneath the character information during every battles. There's also the Boost Slot Guage, an event guage/slot that looks like a golden/yellow colored ring. During this times the Boost Guage accumulates twice the normal. An ether spell[Boost I from Shion] could also give the target ally 1 boost during a battle. Points Event Guage = They are the coin looking slot event guage with a little '+' sign in them. During this times, if a monster is slain or defeated you have a random chance of earning x2, x4 or x10 of the total Tech, Ether, and Skill points from the monster defeated. Unto experience earning. Points[Experience] could be earned by all present and those surviving party members, yes it is a good thing that way but the drawback is those that doesn't participate in battle doesn't receive any Tech Skill or Ether points to that matter. The Experience point earned from all defeated monster is divided to the present party members. So if you have like only Shion present and she defeated a monster that rewards 60 EXP points she'll receieve all 60 exp points, but if the whole party[of 6] is present then each would receive 10 EXP points each. The low down here is to either use boosts to easily hit the Point Event Guage slot to kill the monster for the reward point boost or simply kill them during the boost. This could be optional but it is a great way[and the only way, if i might add] to earn those additional Ether/Tech/Skill Points. Anyway, with that in mind let's step on the actual tips parts. The Format would go like this: [Stage/Chapter/Level/Map] ------------------------- [Brief Explanation on where to level, how or what to do] [The Enemy information of the one you'll level up on] Name:  HP:  Weak:  EXP:  TP:  EP:  SP:  Rare:  Item:  Type:  Cash:  [Strategy] [Suggested level before leaving/stopping] [Additional Info] [Why earn that level?] Woglinde -------- At the very beginning of the game, you could access the A.G.W.S. Hangar of the Woglinde and talk to the Engineer there to enter into a simulation battle against a simulated 'Drone SPX'. The battle isn't restricted, that means you could use you own A.G.W.S., Ether Spells, Items etc.. The simulation could only be accessed before the Woglinde is invaded by the Gnosis so I suggest you pump Shion. NOTE: I suggest you earn as much as you can and buy a lot of Med Kits and a couple of Ether in this area and conserve using it for Ziggy[Asteroid Pleroma] mission and if possible I suggest you take off KOS-MOS defaul accessory that is the 'White Ring' [AGI+1] for Ziggy's use. Name: Drone SPX Cash: 0 HP: 280 Type: Mechanical Weak: Lightning Rare: None Item: Med Kit S EXP: 40 TP: 18 EP: 0 SP: 16 In this battle you are free to board your A.G.W.S. or fight with Shion alone. The first few/earlier parts would be tough for Shion to handle so board your A.G.W.S. and level that way. The Drone is uberly easy upon reaching level 3 or 4 Shion could easily solo it without boarding her A.G.W.S. You could eaither aim for the Points Event Slot before earning the kill or not, but I suggest you do so. The Spell Ray path[T,T,O] works far better than the Lightning Blast Tech Attack[S,S,O] mathematicaly the Spell Ray Path deals more damage than the LB Attack even if it's weak against lightnings it should deal more damage. After the battle Shion'll be back in full HP/EP to fight again. Rinse and repeat. Suggested Level before stopping: 7-9 Added Info: I'd say it's 7. Never mind Shion's other Tech Attacks, just keep pumping Spell Ray, putting it into HI Slot first then pump it, it'll serve its purpose till the end of the game. By then you should be 2-turn killing the Drone and if you're in luck you could get them in just 1-turn. Why earn that level? This'll give you an easy boost early on. Note that if Shion reached any level by then KOS-MOS[once they teamed up] will be the same level as Shion and you'll basically own the Woglinde level during the Gnosis attack. With Spell Ray on the HI Slot that early on, you'll be 1-turn killing every Gnosis there in that level and you won't find a hard time dealing with the Minotaur boss waiting in the last part of the stage. Asteroid Pleroma ---------------- Okay, the level will be a bit tougher. If you heed my command to stock up on Med Kits before hand you'll have no troubles here. In the first area, where there are guards patroling i suggest you take out one at a time. They respawns everytime the game loads up another area of the stage. BTW, you should equip the 'White Ring'[AGI+1] before hand so Ziggy could cope with his slow speed. Required Equips: White Ring [AGI+1] = Unequip it from KOS-MOS before hand Snake Hunter [Prevent Poison] = could be acquired at the second part of the level Scope = could be acquired in the first area of the level Name: U-TIC Soldier Cash: 40 HP: 90 Type: Biological Rare: Med Kit S Item: Med Kit Weak: Fire EXP: 30 TP: 2 EP: 2 SP: 2 Name: U-TIC Soldier Cash: 80 HP: 120 Type: Biological Rare: Med Kit S Item: None Weak: Fire EXP: 40 TP: 2 EP: 2 SP: 2 Name: Mechanical Crab HP: 160 TP: 4 Type: Mechanical Always! and I mean always! use Ziggy's Ether Spell 'My Guard' [Focus DEF] to cut the U-TIC Soldier's rifle attacks to 40 damages or less compared to the 100+ they could normally do and equip a 'Snake Hunter' and 'Scope' Accessory that you'll find on your way. Start killing the 90 HPed Soldiers first. With two buttoned simple attack Ziggy could dish enough damage to kill one at a time. You should be earning 100+ EXP points per battle. You'll easily fare with it during the earlier part. Suggested Level before stopping: 7-9 Added Info: I'd say it's 7. With the stocked Med Kits and Ethers as well as the prepared AGI+1 accessories that we've prepared for Ziggy. At level 7 he'll basically kill every U-TIC soldier with a 4AP tech attack combo with the Lightning Fist Tech Attack set on HI Slot. Ooooh, I forgot, you should put the Lightning Fist Tech Attack on HI Slot and earn as much EP points for the Bodyguard Ether Spell. Why earn that level? Coming unprepared, almost everytime you'll be trying to evade any battle till you could rescue MOMO but if you've followed my preparation you can take advantage of Ziggy earning as much for himself during this time. You also need an early level boost to earn the Body Guard eather spell which is a big help if you want to ease the battle with the Boss in the stage. Also, the early leveling could earn you enough power to face the lone Zolfo that has the Decoder#4 so you won't have to back track back here afterwards. The Elsa -------- You should've united all 5 characters here[Shion,chaos,KOS-MOS,Ziggy,MOMO]. Pick your 3 most powerful characters and let's start leveling! ^^ I personally picked Ziggy, KOS-MOS, and Shion here. MOMO and chaos should have their EP saved for healing after battles. This is to conserve from using Med Kits for healing. [There are 3 types of monsters here! Curses! I forgot their infos] Anyway, situate yourself in the Save Point area near the hangar and enter the area north from it. The area where you use the Disarm Key. Anyway, the monster there deals damage with beams attack so take them out before they could deal as much damage. Each set of monster should be giving 120+ EXP points per kill and with All three of them [Ziggy, KOS-MOS and Shion] having Tech Attacks on HI Slots, you could easily earn those 120+ EXP points with no troubles at all. Just heal with MOMO or chaos afterwards. Suggested Level before stopping: 10-14 Added Info: 10 would be so-so but 12 would be the safest. Aiming for 14 though would be better as it'll make the boss battle later on a walk in the park. Don't worry about chaos and MOMO trailing with their E/S/T points. They'll catch up easily later. Just keep on doing the round the go back to the room and re-enter so the monster would re-spawn. You could remove the White Ring from Ziggy if you think you could handle the final boss with ease[and i know you could]. Why earn that level? At level 12 you'll barely need an A.G.W.S. to battle the DOMO Carrier boss in this stage. And at the same time you'll be taking care of it a lot faster than boarding one. U-TIC Battle Ship ----------------- The stage will feature Jr. and 2 A.G.W.S. along with him. This is an easy way [though i think the most boring] to be earning EXP as the pre-boarded AGWS fighters with him easily deals off the damage. Name: Federation Soldier Cash: [unsure] HP: 320 Type: Biological Rare: None Item: Escape Pack Weak: Fire EXP: [unsure]but roughly around 200 TP: [unsure] EP: [unsure] SP: [unsure] Name: Gardis M1 Cash: 0 HP: 450 Type: Mechanical Rare: None Item: Med Kit S Weak: Lightning EXP: 350 TP: 10 EP: 0 SP: 8 Name: <The Crab looking Mech [I forgot the name]> HP: 150+ Type: Mechanical Jr. is by far the best damage dealer in the game and in this stage he is accompanied by two pre-boarded AGWS pilots. Easily work your way through the stage and there are two areas you could keep on leveling. First is to keep on pushing through the infra-red lights to ring the alarm and automatically engage in a battle or don't disarm the alarm in the room near the Ace Pilot Area to keep on being engaged every time you try to enter one room. Two of your party mates can easily take an enemy out at a time and so as Jr. even not boarding his A.G.W.S. Suggested Level before stopping: 14 Added Info: And did i just mentioned it being boring? Anyway, I would suggest you aim for level 14+ here[14 would be the safest]. Simply keep on vouching for a fight and just accumulate as much T/S/E points as you could during the process. [Reserve them for something better later on] You could also earn a decent amount of Excape Packs and Med Kits while you're at it. Why earn that level? The reason is to not make Jr. fall behind Shion's current average party level as he'll be a great addition to leveling later on as you acquire better equips. Dock Colony ----------- Before you go and get to your mission I suggest you to take a tour on the U.M.N. first for a couple more extra stuffs. Since you could rest in the Elsa and recuperate those lost EP and HP travel back to 'Asteroid Pleroma' Note that during this times Shion should be alone. Don't approach anyone else yet. This'll make you earn EXP faster and level the rest of the group in the same manner. Back in Asteroid Pleroma deal with the roaming guards again. A good 100+ EXP should be enough for you to be leveling on till like around 17 or so. Shion's Spell Ray should be owning them by now even if she's all alone. Equip her with a Snake Hunter and White Ring[that is if you've unequiped it from Ziggy] so she could battle them with competent speed. Upon reaching the desired level of 17+ you could no go one with your Cathedral Ship -------------- Now we're talking about a bit more leveling here. The place gives you an ample amount of EXP E/S/T points and at the same time providing you with some useful drops of items. >Post Mall Part< Name: Cerberus Cash: 0 HP: 500 Type: Gnosis Rare: None Item: Med Kit S Weak: Beam EXP: 320 TP: 8 EP: 8 SP: 2 Name: Fairy Cash: 0 HP: 180 Type: Gnosis Rare: Ether Pack S Item: Ether Pack Weak: Pierce EXP: 100 TP: 3 EP: 4 SP: 2 Name: Ogre Cash: 0 HP: 800 Type: Gnosis Rare: Skill Upgrade A Item: Antidote Weak: Spirit EXP: 680 TP: 12 EP: 0 SP: 0 >Mall Part< Name: Lizard Man Cash: 0 HP: 420 Type: Gnosis Rare: Hemlock Item: None Weak: Ice EXP: 260 TP: 10 EP: 3 SP: 2 Name: Unicorn Cash: 0 HP: 1200 Type: Gnosis Rare: None Item: Unicorn Horn Weak: Pierce EXP: 600 TP: 16 EP: 16 SP: 4 Just work your way to the mall part area, killing monster after another on your way. The Lizard Men and Unicorns in the mall part area should rack you EXP during this parts. It's a great idea to level in the part where there is the Segment #13 where the 2 unicorns are contained in a destructible mini- prison. It's a great idea to level here for a while because it is near a save point where you could use a Bio Sphere[if truly needed] or purchase your necessity in the White Floating Thing near it. Simply keep on blasting them you could level here for a 2 quick[and safe] levels [that is if you didn't leveled during the Dock Colony stage] and then heal up and proceed to the other building area with a couple of Lizard Men[a total of 4 engage-able enemy units +1 Fiary present there]. On the next room hosts a save point so it'll be another safe way to rack up on EXP here. Since you've got some HI Slot Tech Attacks pumped you should find no problem dealing with Lizard Men as a measly 420 HP could only take you a hit or two to take them down. Hemlocks could prove useful later on when leveling as well ones you earn the 'BraveSould' Acc later on. Talk about hitting 2 birds with 1 stone. Suggested Level before stopping: 19-23 Added Info: I was 23 during this level and it truly made the boss battle easier without boarding my A.G.W.S. It's also a nice way to earn Hemlocks so you won't have to return here to earn a couple of it later on. Why earn that level? 23 is a very safe level to engage the Oudogogue and Gargoyle boss later in the level. Also, it helps if you want to take on Great Joe early on. Durandal -------- Before you look for MOMO, head for the Docks and board the Elsa and travel back through the Cathedral Ship and level Shion there again[she'll be alone during this times again so let's take advantage of it!] If you're on the same level as I am [level 23 during that time] you should level herself up on the Mall part[Lizard Men] area if you're a little level short level on the Post-Mall part[Fairies/Cerebrus] till Shion could take on the Mall Area alone. I say earn as much till 25-27 here. You could pass up leveling here if you want. You could level much easier later on. Kukai ----- See Durandal. Shion should be alone again by now. You could earn the 99 Recovery Set if you want now befora talking to Jr. and travel back to the Cathedral Ship if you would want to level some more. Aim for atleast 25-27 during this times. Surely you won't find a hard time now as the 99 Recovery Set will make you last a loooooooong time. But if you do feel like it's much of a work wait till you could go rest and then earn the Throni Blade summon then take a tour to the Inn in the sector and travel to the Cathedral Ship for easier leveling. Just keep on summoning it every Point Event Guage to rack as much E/S/T points as possible. Note: Earn the Bravesould and Golden Dice equips in the Casino Encephalon ---------- Now, we're talking about serious leveling. Anyway, there are two things you could do here. You level up or go rush the stage to finish it up A.S.A.P. and return later on and focus on leveling. If you leveled up till the desired cap i suggested [25-27] you'll find no trouble dealing with the final boss here but if you choose the second option you could rush leveling up later on cutting your leveling time, big time. Required Equips on [Jr.]: White Ring [AGI+1] = Unequip it from KOS-MOS before hand Bravesoul = Casino Golden Dice = Casino Required Ether Spell [MOMO]: Boost 1 = Transferable Ether Spell from Shion Name: Dirlewanger Cash: 400 HP: 380 Type: Biological Rare: Ether Pack S Item: Med Kit S Weak: Fire EXP: 220 TP: 12 EP: 6 SP: 10 Name: Kubel Cash: 0 HP: 800 Type: Mechanical Rare: None Item: Junked Circuit A Weak: Lightning EXP: 420 TP: 18 EP: 6 SP: 20 Jr. should have earned his Storm Waltz attack by now and if you've reserved your Tech Points like i suggested. Invest some and put it on his high slot. The trick here is to cast Boost 1 on Jr. every beginning of the level and let his HP wander down as with the Bravesould and GD equipped he'll deal more damage as his HP drains down. Okay, Always aim for the Point Event Guage here and then use the 'Storm Waltz' Tech Attack of Jr. to kill them all with a shot. Rinse and repeat. Just heal when needed. Suggested Level before stopping: 28-33 Added Info: 33 would be too much. 28 would be the safest. Why earn that level? This level will earn you as much T/S/E points as possible and could earn you as much EXP to easily win over the boss battle later on. Name: Bugbear Cash: 0 HP: 980 Type: Gnosis Rare: Tech Upgrade A Item: Med Kit S Weak: Spirit EXP: 480 TP: 24 EP: 2 SP: 6 Name: Kobold Cash: 0 HP: 280 Type: Gnosis Rare: None Item: Kobold Blade Weak: Lightning EXP: 260 TP: 12 EP: 4 SP: 10 Shion and chaos could pretty much take care of it. If you've earned the 99 Recovery set and got 99 Ethers, go spam every time they attack you with Throni Blade and just hit them with normal attacks[ethers on Bubear] if they still are standing. Suggested Level before stopping: 28-33 Added Info: 33 would be too much. 28 would be the safest. Why earn that level? This level will earn you as much T/S/E points as possible and could earn you as much EXP to easily win over the boss battle later on. Kukai ----- Now, you'll be alone here again[Weeee! All Shion!] Return to the U.M.N. and travel to the Encephalon. Now for a far more serious and fast leveling. Required Equips on [Shion]: Angel Ring = Encephalon stage Hit those spot-lights now and just blast them with Throni Blade on your first turn. You'll be earning 1000+ EXP points per win here and enough to propel your level to 30+ [40 even]. Simply keep on Throni Blading them, if it isn't killing them with a shot pump your EATK with accessories or pump it with your remaining Tech Points if you would. Suggested Level before stopping: 33-35 [40 if you truly have the time] Why earn that level? It'll help you to easily take on the following bosses, Great Joe and Mintia. Also the searchlights in the area gives a lot of cash and useful items. It is also an easy way of leveling even before you could earn the Erde Kaiser summon. The process is simply cheap and effective. After Song of Nephilim/Before Proto Merkabah -------------------------------------------- Now here's a time for the real thing. LEVEL UP! LEVEL UP! LEVEL UP! First and foremost get the 'Erde Kaiser' Summon. It's a 12 slots in your ether spells[that means it'll be the only spell you'll have] and a 60 EP cost Ether spell that deals 9999 damage regardless of whatever the target does. So now what to do with it upon receiving it. First of you need 2 very useful equips and a lot of Ethers. Required Equipment on [Shion]: Angel Ring = to cut the Erde Kaiser cost to 30EP Booster Pack = so you could always earn those Point Even Guage kill. Equipment on character [that you want to pump] then just double the effect with the corresponding skill[though it's a level 5 skill and costs 1000] XP Master's Pendant = +25% EXP receive Craft Apron = +15% S. Pts Swimsuit = +15% T.Pts Star Hat = +15% E.Pts Where to level: Din Gareth Okay, now here's what to do. Since after you kill the Pilot he'll boost and board his A.G.W.S. and take away the next turn right away. So inorder to always fall into the right Point Even Guage always give the final blow to the Ace Pilot during the Critical Event Slot. He'll then take his A.G.W.S.'s turn during the Boost Even Guage by that time you should've used the boost given by the Booster Pack Equipment on Shion and you'll have your turn during the Points event slot then deal him away with the Erde Kaiser Summon. That way he'll be dead really quick. If you manage to earn as much as 99 Ethers you could just keep on running in and out of his room and engaging him as you recuperate your lost EP with the ethers. Repeat and Rinse. Suggested Level before stopping: 40-60 I would suggest you be around 50. It's fairly easy to hit that level though as an hour earned me 7 levels up that's from 40-47 in an hour. You could earn as much if you would persevere a little more. Din Gareth gives 2555EXP each party member that easily. With the Erde Kaiser around, you'll be leveling like crazy. *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- * Segment Addresses and Decoder Keys * *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Segment Address #1 ------------------ "Our Treasure" Inn Roof. Simply run into the northeast direction to land on a ledge of the Inn's roof. Blow up the panel to reveal the Segment Address. Decoder #1 ---------- Hear Pink Bug's story and find it in the Durandal Park. Once the Gnosis attack the Kukai Foundation, go to the roof of the Item: Robot Part - Head (Seraphim Bird) Segment Address #2 ------------------ In the "Talk to Me" Shop on the Dock Colony, in the basement, simply blow up the crates leading to it. Decoder #2 ---------- Deafeat the Athra 26 Series mini boss in the Song of Nephilim. Item: Robot Part - Body (Kelbim Dragon) Segment Address #3 ------------------ Kukai Foundation, Laundry Store, Just blow the cabinets. Decoder #3 ---------- The chest inside the Bunny in Miltia Forest. Item: Robot Part - Right Leg (Dominion Tank) Segment Address #4 ------------------ In a destructible wall in the Asteroid Pleroma Mission. Decoder #4 ---------- Defeat the Zolfo that Ziggy had distracted earlier to avoid fighting it. Item: Thief Ring Segment Address #5 ------------------ In the Encephalon, go to the manhole near the waiting gnosis woman and get to the other side of the locked area. Decoder #5 ---------- Durandal Armory, unlock it with the Armory Key. Item: Double Buster Segment Address #6 ------------------ The Room in Proto Merkabah where it looks like a starlab. Take the ladder down and blow the panel on the other side of it. Decoder #6 ---------- Defeat Proto Dora Item: Trauma Plate Segment Address #7 ------------------ Next to Sergeant Swaine, Woglinde. Decoder #7 ---------- The Sergeant will give it to you. Item: Robot Part - Right Arm (Throni Blade) Segment Address #8 ------------------ The area where you have to use the Disarm Key, in the Elsa. Decoder #8 ---------- Get the Fish detector from the white tuxedo in the Laundry shop, Kukai F. Then search for the Fish with the Engagement Ring in the bridge. Take the Engagement Ring to the lady in the Ironman bar. Item: Robot Part - Left Leg (Dominion Tank) Segment Address #9 ------------------ 3rd floor of the building in the Cathedral Ship where you have to blow the panels to activate the elevator. Decoder #9 ---------- Defeat Stribog, a mini boss located in the shopping mall, Cathedral Ship. Item: Robot Part - Left Arm (Throni Blade) Segment Address #10 ------------------- KOS-MOS simulation, down the ladder in the save point. Decoder #10 ----------- Operate the Slide Deck with the Disarm key, Elsa. Item: x2 Booster Pack Segment Address #11 ------------------- The room of the Ace Pilot, U-TIC. Decoder #11 ----------- Asteroid Pleroma, destroy the statue in the 3rd area. Item: Coat-Ice Segment Address #12 ------------------- 2nd tower of the Song of Nephilim, blow up the crates Decoder #12 ----------- Encephalon - Miltia sewers, unlock the door in the sewers during Shion/chaos party and opne it with Jr.'s Item: W Hammer Rod Segment Address #13 ------------------- Cathedral Ship Warehouse, in the Shopping mall area. Decoder #13 ----------- "Our Treasure" Inn Roof. Simply run into the northwest direction to land on a ledge of the Inn's roof. Enter the small opening to get the decoder. Item: Samurai Heart Segment Address #14 ------------------- Elsa, Catapult Deck, destroy the wall panels on the left parts. Decoder #14 ----------- 5th floor of the first tower of the Song of Nephilim, in a chest. Item: Speed Shoes Segment Address #15 ------------------- Encephalon, Jr.'s party, in the subway area. Decoder #15 ----------- Cathedral Ship, kill the Hydra there, Shopping mall area. Item: Angel Ring Segment Address #16 ------------------- On the Woglinde, near the room of the other save point, path going to the hangar. Decoder #16 ----------- Use the U-TIC card near to access the locked crew quarter near the #3 door. Item: Stim DX Segment Address #17 ------------------- Proto Merkabah - Floor 42. Decoder #17 ----------- Song of Nephilim, 3rd Tower, it is in the chest in the locked room near the platform with the hole that you could jump down to. Item: BLOOD9 Segment Address #18 ------------------- South of Shion's room on the Woglinde. Decoder #18 ----------- The window in the room near Segment Address $16 Item: Coat-Thunder *-*-*-*-*- * Emails * -*-*-*-*-* Emails are one of the few things that makes the game unique. I'll make things a bit quicker here. Okay, emails are received often through out the game. It carries either a quick information, a random plug, a heplpful hint, a new tech attack, a boost on zennies, or the U.M.N. updates. At most parts of the game, Emails are triggered by 3 things[i think] one is by the entering a location, by triggering it through an event, or following/replying through a past email. Since most people[players] overlook the importance of emails, it is the only way to get a couple of freebies[a lot of zennies people!] and KOS-MOS' final tech attack. I'll simply make a list of the emails and the possibilities when chosing something. [Email #] [The kind of mail] [Short Descriptions] [Other informations]    I'll be classifying mails by their worth. They could either fall to the Informations[Infos], Things that'll lead to free stuffs[Freebies], unlocking a level/map in the E.V.S.[EVS], or the Special Category[Special]. They are as follows: [Infos] - Emails that contains varied datas/information. [Freebies] - Emails that will lead to Free stuffs. [EVS] - Emails that allows you to re-visit maps through E.V.S. [Special] - Emails that does not fall to any category, KOS-MOS' tech attacks received through mail could be found under this category. #01-04. [Infos] [They are the 4 basic/primary mail you'll receive which is basically informations when starting out the game.] How: Auto Where: Woglinde, Zohar Emulator #05. [Infos] [Something about Miyuki sending over some data they've gathered] How: Auto Where: Woglinde, Before the entering the room of the Realians. #06-07. [Freebies] [Something about the system found to be hacked in, this will lead for you to claim the 200,000G. later on.] How: After talking to the Realians, exit the room and return back up Where: Woglinde, Realian Room Reply: 1st Choice = You'll help them. <<---- [leads to #07. mail] 2nd Choice = You don't have the time. [Pick the first chouce as it doesn't harm anything actually] #08. [UMN/EVS] [This allows you the use of the UMN] How: Auto Where: Woglinde #09-10. [Special] [This leads to earning the F-SCYTHE tech attack for KOS-MOS] How: Check out the area with the blue sofas, it's near a map and is when you're going to the bridge. Where: Woglinde Reply: 1st Choice = You've read the mail <<--- [leads to #10. mail] 2nd Choice = Scold Miyuki #11. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How: Near the Segment Address 7. #12. [Special] [A follow up mail if you picked the 1st choice on mail #09.] How: Before the Gnosis Attack and after reaching the Bridge Where: In front of the Bridge's Elevator #13-14. [Freebies] [An Investment that leads to certain discounts] How: Near a Holographic Plant in the Woglinde, must thave 500G. Reply: 1st Choice = Invest in Hasegawa 2nd Choice = Invest in [I forgot the name XP] <<--- To earn the F-BSHOT a lot earlier. 3rd Choice = Invest in Dawson #15. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How/Where: To the left of the Vector room #16. [EVS] [EVS Maps] How/Where: [Auto] #17. [Freebies] [Earn what you've invested earlier] How/Where: Elsa, up in leaving the kitchen go around the 2nd cabin. #18. [Infos] How/Where: Auto #19. [Infos] How/Where: Elsa, keep pressing the Action button near the table in cabin 2. #20. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How/Where: In the dining hall #21-22. [Special] [Another investment] How/Where: Elsa, Upon reaching the bridge, must have 1000G. Reply: 1st Choice = Invest in Venturing Company <<--- to get the F-BSHOT 2nd Choice = Invest in Tesla 3rd Choice = Invest in Circulation Centre #23-25. [Freebies] How/Where: Auto, Must have picked the right reply on emial #06. Reply: 1st Choice = Asteroid 2nd Choice = Satellite 3rd Choice = Cargo Ship <<--- The right one #26. [Freebies] [Earn from your investment] How/Where: Elsa, While showing Ziggy and MOMO around, near the savepoint on B2, the way leading to the hangar. Must have replied to Mail #21. #27-28. [Special] [Another Investment] How/Where: Elsa, Catapult Room, must have 2000G. Reply: 1st Choice = Invest in ACM 2nd Choice = Invest in Mercedes 3rd Choice = Invest in Vector <<--- For the F-BSHOT #29. [Special] [Enables R-DRILL Tech Attack] How/Where: Dock Colony, Auto. #F-BSHOT [Special] [Enables F-BSHOT Tech Attack] How/Where: After Andrew is Attacked, B1 Elevator in the Elsa. Must have invested in Venturing Company and Vector. Download it afterwards. #30. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How/Where: Before running into Hammer, Dock Colony #31. [EVS] [UTIC map enabled in EVS] How/Where: Auto #32. [EVS[ [Cathedral Ship map enabled in EVS] How/Where: Auto #33. [Freebies] [Earn from your investment] How/Where: Auto #34-35. [Special] [Another Investment] How/Where: Durandal, Waiting Room, must have [was it 4000G or 6000G.] Reply: 1st Choice = Invest in Shijima <<--- if you've got the F-BSHOT already 2nd Choice = Invest in Hamilton 3rd Choice = Invest in Alchemia <<--- For the F-BSHOT[if you've not received it] #36. [Freebies] [Earn from your investment] How/Where: Auto #37. [Special] [Enables F-BSHOT Tech Attack] How/Where: Auto, Download it afterwards. #38. [Freebies] [You've caught the hacker] How/Where: Auto. Must have picked the right reply on mail #24. #39. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How/Where: Kukai, Residence Area. #40-41. [Special] [A Namco Plug] How/Where: Kukai Foundation, Beach, Must have caught the hacker in #38 Reply: 1st Choice = Durandal <<--- The right one 2nd Choice = U-TIC Battleship 3rd Choice = Asteroid Pleroma #42. [Special [A wierd thingie pic] How/Where: Talk to the Pink Bug #43. [EVS] [Encephalon map enabled in EVS] How/Where: Auto #44. [Special [Enables X-BUSTER Tech Attack] How/Where: Auto, download for use. #45. [Freebies] [Earn 100,000G.] How/Where: Auto, must gave replied to mail 40 Location: Guaranteed #46. [Special [Enables S-CHAIN Tech Attack] How/Where: Auto, download for use. #47. [Special [earn the F-SCYTHE] How/Where: Auto, download for use. Must have replied to mail #09. #48. [Special [Enables R-DRAGON Attack] How/Where: Auto, after the Song of Nephilim stage. #49. [Freebies] [Earn that 200,000G. reward] How/Where: Auto, must have responded to mail 40 correctly. #50. [EVS] [Song of Nephilim map enabled in EVS] How/Where: Auto *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* * Hidden A.G.W.S. * *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* They aren't actually hidden but to some who haven't noticed them yet. Additional A.G.W.S. could be PURCHASED! yep! purchased in the Dock Colony after a certain Mission. Anyway here are the list: Purchased: 50,000G. Before Encephalon Name: Vx-4000 Starting HP: 1200 P.Armor: 68 Agility: 6 Starting Power: 68 Ether Armor: 8 WAGL: 0 Max HP: 2100 P.Armor: 98 Agility: 6 Max Power: ** Ether Armor: 8 WAGL: ** --- Purchased: 80,000G. Before Song of Nephilim Name: Ag-04 Starting HP: 2400 P.Armor: 88 Agility: 7 Starting Power: 76 Ether Armor: 0 WAGL: 0 Max HP: 2920 P.Armor: 109 Agility: 6 Max Power: ** Ether Armor: 0 WAGL: ** --- Purchased: 300,000G. Before Proto Merkabah Name: Ag-05 Starting HP: 6000 P.Armor: 120 Agility: 5 Starting Power: 130 Ether Armor: 0 WAGL: 0 --- -=-=-=-= In-Depth =-=-=-=- Frames ------ Frames changes the Hit Point and the Ether and Physical Armor Defense. They are bought mostly at Docks Colony and are triggered through advancing through the story. Generators ---------- It simply increases the attacking power of your AGWS -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:VX-1000 [Default Pilot: Shion] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: Vx01-F02 | Vx01-F03 | Vx01-F04 | Vx01-F05 | Vx01-F06 | Hit Point: 740 | 1120 | 1520 | 1920 | 2320 | Phys Armor: 38 | 58 | 72 | 83 | 104 | Ethr Armor: 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | Price: 800 | 1400 | 2000 | 3200 | 3800 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: Vx01-G02 | Vx01-G03 | Vx01-G04 | Vx01-G05 | Vx01-G06 | Pwr Incrse: 38 | 58 | 72 | 83 | 104 | Price: 1200 | 1800 | 2400 | 3600 | 4200 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:VX-7000 [Default Pilot: Jr.] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: Vx02-F03 | Vx02-F04 | Vx02-F05 | Vx01-F06 | Hit Point: 800 | 1700 | 2200 | 2700 | Phys Armor: 43 | 76 | 87 | 110 | Ethr Armor: 4 | 4 | 4 | 4 | Price: 1400 | 2000 | 3200 | 3800 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: Vx02-G03 | Vx02-G04 | Vx02-G05 | Vx02-G06 | Pwr Incrse: 32 | 60 | 68 | 76 | Price: 1000 | 2800 | 4400 | 5200 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:VX-4000 [Default Pilot: N/A] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: Vx06-F03 | Vx06-F04 | Vx06-F05 | Vx06-F06 | Hit Point: 1200 | 1500 | 1780 | 2100 | Phys Armor: 68 | 72 | 78 | 98 | Ethr Armor: 8 | 8 | 8 | 8 | Price: 2400 | 3000 | 3600 | 4200 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: Vx06-G04 | Vx06-G05 | Vx06-G06 | Pwr Incrse: 51 | 60 | 68 | Price: 1000 | 3800 | 4800 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:Ag-02 [Default Pilot: chaos] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: Ag02-F02 | Ag02-F03 | Ag02-F04 | Ag02-F05 | Ag02-F06 | Hit Point: 700 | 1200 | 1600 | 2000 | 2400 | Phys Armor: 38 | 60 | 74 | 85 | 106 | Ethr Armor: 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | Price: 600 | 1400 | 2000 | 2600 | 3200 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: Ag02-G02 | Ag02-G03 | Ag02-G04 | Ag02-G05 | Ag02-G06 | Pwr Incrse: 32 | 47 | 57 | 65 | 73 | Price: 1600 | 2400 | 3200 | 4800 | 5600 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:Ag-04 [Default Pilot: N/A] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: Ag04-F05 | Ag04-F06 | Hit Point: 2400 | 2920 | Phys Armor: 88 | 109 | Ethr Armor: 0 | 0 | Price: 3200 | 5000 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: Ag04-G05 | Ag04-G06 | Pwr Incrse: 65 | 73 | Price: 4800 | 5600 | -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ AGWS:Ag-05 [Default Pilot: N/A] -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Frame Name: N/A Hit Point: N/A Phys Armor: N/A Ethr Armor: N/A Price: N/A -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ Generator: N/A Pwr Incrse: N/A Price: N/A -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_ *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* * Optional Bosses * *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* *-All these Mini-Bosses could easily be taken care with a shot of Erde Kaiser so I'll be putting strategies that doesn't involved the use of the summon -* ACE pilot --------- To trigger the ACE Pilot you must have access to the U-TIC via the E.V.S. Now, head to the simulator past the narrow area in the beginning. The area of the Ace Pilot is where you need to blow up a certain security for the door. The area in the U-TIC battleship where if you don't blow the security of the door up, you'll keep on getting [alerts] and soldier encounters. It is the room beside the room where you could interrogate a prisoner during Jr.'s solo mission. He's in the room where you can access Segment #11. He'll simply be standing there waiting for you to initiate the battle. He'll be a simple U-TIC soldier at first then board his A.G.W.S. before he get killed. Name: Ace Pilot Cash: 50 HP: 350 Type: Biological Rare: Ether Upgrade A Item: Skill Upgrade A Weak: None EXP: 30 TP: 10 EP: 4 SP: 16 Strategy: He's easy, not a problem here. So bash away. Also, I would suggest you kill him a slot before the critical event slot as he'll take away the next turn with an action on-board his A.G.W.S. 1. Meld Gareth -------------- He's the primary AGWS the Ace Pilot will board before completing the Song of Nephilim stage. Also, he'll board this if 2 of your characters[combatant] are boarding their A.G.W.S. Name: Meld Gareth Cash: 1000 HP: 5500 Type: Mechanical Rare: B-Max Circuit Item: Frame Repair Z Weak: None EXP: 4000 TP: 60 EP: 20 SP: 60 General Strategy: He could deal an all out party damage but not enough to deliver a 1-hit blow to your guys. Combine your equipments and skills properly HP Strong[Brave Soul], UD Damage[Golden Dice] and the likes, those equipments that are very useful in battle. Pair them up with your strongest characters and blast Meld Gareth away. On an A.G.W.S. keep using W-ACT for a bigger damage dealing way. Shion Strategy: I would want her to have the Shock Blade equiped with the cartridge that makes Mechanical Type enemies [Slow] this will really really help you out as this A.G.W.S. is slow and you've even slowed him down. I also would make her an attacker/healer primarily using Spell Ray, better if the Tech Attack's set at HI Slot and it's pumped up well. Even with Minimal Equips or skills she could function well. Be sure to use Queen's Kiss to still the B-Max Circuit, you could use it on your own A.G.W.S. or sell it. KOS-MOS Strategy: I would want her to have the Bravesoul or the HP Strong skill. Hemlock her[or ressurect her after she've fallen] and blast Meld Gareth away. I would suggest you put R-Dragon on HI Slot and pump it up. Also, having KOS-MOS equip a booster pack and boosting every Hi-Critical Event Slot will rack you as much damage with R-Dragon everytime. Speed Shoes[or the skill] or White Ring[AGI+1] would also make her benefit from as much turns she could get. Roughly a dying KOS-MOS[means low-almost no HP] at a later level could deal 1400+ damage per R-Dragon. Ziggy Strategy: The only Strategy I've managed to use Ziggy on is to pump him with speed[Speed Shoes/White Ring] or speed boosting skill then equip him with the BraveSoul and if you could fit one more skill/equip in throw in the Golden Dice. His Hell Fire move will really own Meld Gareth. Just have him Hemlock-ed or keep his HP at the lowest. He should be a bit faster than some of your characters if you've decided to use him. Also, be sure to use boost 1 on your healer if Ziggy got knocked down so you could ressurect him up again. MOMO Strategy: She's your primary healer. Equip her with Angel Ring and a Booster Pack so she could use the boost then ressurect or heal somebody when needed. She should have the Boost Ether Spell as well so she could keep on Boosting people every turn. She also should be placed at the back part so she won't take the beating. She also has some Ether Spells against M-Type units that you could use to your advantage. It's fun to induce sleep to it and cast 3-4 Boost on two of your attackers then unleashing 8 or so attacks in succession. chaos Strategy: I had him board a well equipped A.G.W.S. all the time though i don't really recommend you do so if you could make him deal damage like crazy. A well pumped Heaven's Wrath+Goden Dice+Brave Soul+Hemlock would seal the deal big time. He could be dealing 1000+ damage every turn considering that Heaven's Wrath is placed on HI Slot. He should aslo be the sub-healer or sub-attacker if you want. Jr. Strategy: Hemlock+Brave Soul+Golden Dice+Speed Shoes+White Ring+Double Buster = OWNAGE. Yeah, with total speed and constant Jr. Boosts he should be dealing 2000-3000+ every 6 AP worth of turn. Angelic Requim after Angelic Requim or any attack to that matter would do. He's an offensive jaggernaut and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Well you're lucky he's an ally. Anyway, just keep him attacking and before you know it he's dead. 2. Din Gareth ------------- Name: Din Gareth Cash: 1000 HP: 8500 Type: Mechanical Rare: Fast Circuit 25 Item: Frame Repair Z Weak: None EXP: 8000 TP: 80 EP: 20 SP: 80 General Strategy: Same as Meld Gareth but the strategy is copy pasted here for convinience purposes?[=P] He could deal an all out party damage but not enough to deliver a 1-hit blow to your guys. Combine your equipments and skills properly HP Strong[Brave Soul], UD Damage[Golden Dice] and the likes, those equipments that are very useful in battle. Pair them up with your strongest characters and blast Meld Gareth away. On an A.G.W.S. keep using W-ACT for a biggerdamage dealing way. Shion Strategy: I would want her to have the Shock Blade equiped with the cartridge that makes Mechanical Type enemies [Slow] this will really really help you out as this A.G.W.S. is slow and you've even slowed him down. I also would make her an attacker/healer primarily using Spell Ray, better if the Tech Attack's set at HI Slot and it's pumped up well. Even with Minimal Equips or skills she could function well. Be sure to use Queen's Kiss to still the B-Max Circuit, you could use it on your own A.G.W.S. or sell it. KOS-MOS Strategy: I would want her to have the Bravesoul or the HP Strong skill. Hemlock her[or ressurect her after she've fallen] and blast Meld Gareth away. I would suggest you put R-Dragon on HI Slot and pump it up. Also, having KOS-MOS equip a booster pack and boosting every Hi-Critical Event Slot will rack you as much damage with R-Dragon everytime. Speed Shoes[or the skill] or White Ring[AGI+1] would also make her benefit from as much turns she could get. Roughly a dying KOS-MOS[means low-almost no HP] at a later level could deal 1400+ damage per R-Dragon. Ziggy Strategy: The only Strategy I've managed to use Ziggy on is to pump him with speed[Speed Shoes/White Ring] or speed boosting skill then equip him with the BraveSoul and if you could fit one more skill/equip in throw in the Golden Dice. His Hell Fire move will really own Meld Gareth. Just have him Hemlock-ed or keep his HP at the lowest. He should be a bit faster than some of your characters if you've decided to use him. Also, be sure to use boost 1 on your healer if Ziggy got knocked down so you could ressurect him up again. MOMO Strategy: She's your primary healer. Equip her with Angel Ring and a Booster Pack so she could use the boost then ressurect or heal somebody when needed. She should have the Boost Ether Spell as well so she could keep on Boosting people every turn. She also should be placed at the back part so she won't take the beating. She also has some Ether Spells against M-Type units that you could use to your advantage. It's fun to induce sleep to it and cast 3-4 Boost on two of your attackers then unleashing 8 or so attacks in succession. chaos Strategy: I had him board a well equipped A.G.W.S. all the time though i don't really recommend you do so if you could make him deal damage like crazy. A well pumped Heaven's Wrath+Goden Dice+Brave Soul+Hemlock would seal the deal big time. He could be dealing 1000+ damage every turn considering that Heaven's Wrath is placed on HI Slot. He should aslo be the sub-healer or sub-attacker if you want. Jr. Strategy: Hemlock+Brave Soul+Golden Dice+Speed Shoes+White Ring+Double Buster = OWNAGE. Yeah, with total speed and constant Jr. Boosts he should be dealing 2000-3000+ every 6 AP worth of turn. Angelic Requim after Angelic Requim or any attack to that matter would do. He's an offensive jaggernaut and the only way to stop him is to kill him. Well you're lucky he's an ally. Anyway, just keep him attacking and before you know it he's dead. Great Joe --------- To find Great Joe, you should put Jr. to be the on-screen lead[he should be the character walking around instead of Shion or anyone]. Anyway he's in the Durandal in the Residential Area. Just go past the Casino area into the next area and head right when facing the corridor that parts from left to right. He's in one of the closet, just blast it and choose "BRING IT ON" as a reply. Name: Great Joe Cash: 200 HP: 9999 Type: Biological Rare: Swimsuit Item: None Weak: None EXP: 18000 TP: 200 EP: 180 SP: 200 General Strategy: You're opt to use Jr. anyway he's easy to predict whether what he'll do. Mostly he talks a lot so there, you probably got the hint. He'll be conversing or addressing something to the character that he'll attack next. He also has skills that makes damage heal him and vice versa and be sure to steal the swimsuit from him. Anyway Jr. should have the Brave Soul+Golden Dice+Double Buster Combination[welll you could drop the Double Buster if you haven't got it yet]. He should be the main damage dealer and have atleast 1 to assist with damage dealing as well. The other character should focus on healing or giving boosts or ether buffs to other characters. Also, give Jr. Speed boosting equips/skills as much as possible. Shion Strategy: Angel ring, She should equip one if you decide to bring her. She should be healing while dealing damage with her buffed Spell ray. KOS-MOS Strategy: A Secondary Damage dealer. Equip her with what is said on the Meld/Din Gareth Strategy if possible. If not pump her Phys. Str and keep on R-Dragon-ing him. Ziggy Strategy: A Secondary Damage dealer. If you decide to bring Ziggy around give him the speed boosters[speed shoes etc...] so he could compete freely. He should be focusing on attacking and healing with items[or ether spells if you transferred a healing spell on him] so he could build AP if necessary. MOMO Strategy: She should be behind Jr. so he could use the Ether Spell that ressurects himself if a female character is behind him or something like that Ether Spell of Jr. Have her constantly on the move to heal, buffing or boosting. Angel Ring is a must for her. chaos Strategy: Prolly a great secondary attacker/dealer, great supporting ability. Have him keep on attacking and healing back to back. Use the Meld/Din Gareth Strategy for him. Mintia ------ MOMO should be the on-screen lead character to trigger the mini-boss encounter here and it is suggested to bring along female characters [KOS-MOS, Shion and MOMO] so she won't massacre the guys. Anyway, in the Kuka Foundation, Sector 26 & 27, there's a level outside by the entrance of the Ironman pub. Turn it to extend the roof above. Okay, go around The 'My Treasure' inn and slide down thecat walk, unto the awning below and walk accross to a the opening there. Mintia will engage you there on. Name: Mintia Cash: 12000 HP: 7777 Type: Gnosis Rare: Craft Apron Item: Penguin Rod Weak: None EXP: 22000 TP: 160 EP: 240 SP: 200 MOMO Strategy: She should be standing behind KOS-MOS or Shion[who ever your primary damage dealer would be, i had her behind shion as my Shion's Spell Ray totally rocks]. Anyhow, she should do her usuall, buff, heal and boost everyone. You should maintain a high level of HP here to avoid a sudden swipe as Mintia sometiems attacks 2 in a row. Angel Ring here. Shion Strategy: If she'll be your main attack give her the Speed Boosters [Speed Shoes, White Ring etc...]. Spell Ray her all the way, minimal aequipments woul suffice and have her keep on healing or attacking, depending on the flow of the combat. KOS-MOS Strategy: If she'll be your main attack give her the Speed Boosters [Speed Shoes, White Ring etc...]. Equip her the usuall Jr.Strategy Combo and have her do R-Dragon Tech Attack after another. She should keep it up and equip her with heal so you could save yourself if things gets messy. *-*-*-*-*-*-* * Minigames * *-*-*-*-*-*-* Casino ------ To access the Casino, you first have to earn the Casino Passport, Head to the Casino area in the Durandal and talk to the person standing on the higher level of the room to receive the Casino Passport. You can use this Passport in the EVS plated save points only. And it offers 2 mini-games and they are the Poker mini-game and Slots mini-game. All could rack you up good number of Coins to be used for exchange. But first you have to exchange or use coins to play. The exchange rate are as follows: 10 Coins = 100G. 100 Coins = 950G. 500 Coins = 4500G. 1000 Coins = 8000G. o Slot Game The slot game is fairly simple. You bet into any or each slot and you must form the same pictures on the same spot where you placed your bet. You rack points depending on how big or what illustrations you formed. As simple as that. I wouldn't suggest you go and rack coins here for exchange though as it is rather unstable and it is all based no luck. Though i heard some people exploiting a glitch here though i haven't confirmed it yet. o Poker Game In the poker game you could bet from 5 coins to 100 coins depening on the level you chose. It's much like a 70:30 chance of winning here as you'll rack as much coins here than the slot game. The winning or x factors are as follows [x1]One Pair: A hand consisting of two cards with the same denomination. [x2]Two Pairs: 2 same denomination of cards. [x3]Three of a Kind: 3 of the same denomination cards [x5]Straight: A hand that contains five straight sequences. It follows no pattern as long as it is in a sequence[e.i ascending or descending]. [x7]Flush:A set of cards that has the same suit regardless of the denomination [x10]Full House: Three of a Kind + One Pair set of cards [x20]Four of a Kind: Four of the same denomination of cards. [x50]Straight Flush: A hand that contains a Straight + Flush [x100]Royal Flush: A straight flush that contains the highest denomination of card patterns. > HI or Low [K] 100.00% [Q] 92.31% [J] 84.62% [T] 76.92%  69.23%  61.54%  53.85% <-- Yes, even this is in your favor over the long haul,  61.54% which is what we're playing for.  69.23%  76.92%  84.62%  92.31%  100.00% *taken from xenosaga_poker.txt by James Doyle / "Kadamony" Basically you still have to face odds even a 2 card has a 92.31% chance of ending up with a 1/A card. Basically the numbers shows the odds of the cards being picked so you could anticipate whether to bet for Hi or Low basically go Hi on Cards A-7 and Low on 8-K. Drilling Game ------------- To play the Drilling game, first you need the Drill Passport. Note, that it could only be received on the first few hours of the game in The Elsa, before it is attacked by Gnosis. To do this go into the place in the Elsa where the Zohar is contained and you could talk to Holgar in the area where you have to clear the path to get through. I don't think you'll miss him actually. Just get through his little drill game and after completing everything he'll give you the Drill Passport. o Controls Square = Hold the button down the first time to make it move vertically. Releasing it will cause it to stop and repressing/holding the [square] button again will prompt it to move horizontally, releasing it will make it stop and drill where it was designated to. X = Exits the mini game. Select = Pause the game Left Analog Stick = Changes the camera view. R2 = Changes camera angles. o Modes > Free Mode You simply Drill freely hitting prizes. You can get as much prize as you can here and there are no time limits so you can take your time to aim and practice before going over the other mode. You can also aim for the Drill Key here which will open one of the five doors in the level. The Drill Key Prizes are as Follows: Thief Ring Battle Mask Life Stone Fast Circuit 25 Guard Recovery Though you can also aim for other prizes/boxes/cylinders for other prizes like Med Kits, Ether Packs, Coins etc... o Missions > Mission One > Here you simply have to destroy all object in under 80 seconds. > Practice on Free Modes so you can have an easier grasp on things. > You'll be rewarded with a Speed Stim and Card Pack #1 > Mission Two > Here you simply have to destroy all object in under 120 seconds. > Practice on Free Modes so you can have an easier grasp on things. > Small object makes it tougher to aim, just change the camera angles a lot. > You'll be rewarded with a Yamato Belt and Card Pack #1 > Mission Three > You should have first spoken to the White two faced Bunny in the Encephalon to access this mission. > Here you simply have to destroy all object in under 90 seconds. > Practice on Free Modes so you can have an easier grasp on things. > The moving target makes it harder, just anticipate things well. > You'll be rewarded with a Hunter Goggles. > Mission Four > You should have first spoken to the White two faced Bunny in the Encephalon to access this mission. > Here you simply have to destroy all object in under 50 seconds. > Luck would be a good factor here. > The bunny that moves in random motions make it tough to aim. But it's noticeable that it keep on moving towards the center so aim there and anticipate his path. > You'll be rewarded with a Swimsuit. A.G.W.S. Battling ------------------ o What is an A.G.W.S. Battling? > It's a mini game in Xenosaga where you could play on solo, or against a friend[yeah! 2 player battle!]. It's much like the Armored Core games... Hm... well, it is like the armored core games, where you customize your AGWS[only the weapons actually] and you take them on missions or slug it out with a friend. Though you need a battle passport before hand. o Battle Passport? > Yes, you need one so you could access the AGWS mini game in the UMN Save points. o How could i get one? > It is the chest that you didnt opened in the KOS-MOS simulator. The one you've unlocked then had yourself teleported out before you could open it. Return and open the chest. It is the Battle Passport. >>> Controls <<< Left Analog Stick/D-Pad = Basic Control/Movement Start Button = Pause O Button = Fire Weapon L1/L2 = Use Left Weapon R1/R2 = Use Right Weapon L1 + R1 = Use Alternate Weapon L1 + L2 = Remove Left Weapon R1 + R2 = Remove Right Weapon All shoulder Buttons = Remove Alternate Weapon L3/R3 = Booster >>> Single Player Mission <<< Mission 1 --------- Suggestion: A long ranged weapon[beam or rifle] and a sword. Simply make your way in the level and kill every mechs. The Long ranged weapon as your primary weapon so you'll get less damage before dashing in with your swords. There are a couple of natural shields here, use them to take less hit or damage. Mission 2 --------- Suggestion: A long ranged weapon[beam rifle] and a sword[or a shield]. Always keep moving around the enemies are pretty much to waste the shots on you and miss often. The shield is good if you happen to find yourself in a stalemate. Take them out with your beam rifle, a sword would be risky but if you could easily manuever yor AGWS around you could easily deal him good damage. Mission 3 --------- Suggestion: A long ranged weapon[beam or rifles] and rockets? Take them out on the range. Never stop moving or you'll get extremely beat up. Use the Boost and Jump Boost effectively. Keep running around the covers there and shoot when there's a clear opening. Mission 2 --------- Suggestion: A long ranged weapons, beam and rifle on the other. Use the Beam Rifle when you're on a distance and fire him with the rifles when it gets tight. It should work much like the other missions. Just have Fun. Xenocard -------- o Card Game? > In Xenosaga, aside from the number of mini-games available, card games are but one of them. The fisrt chance you could play the game is that if you've picked up the Card Passport from the bartender robot in the Elsa. The card game is one difficult-to-understand-at-first type of card game and isn't as simple as the card games in the Final Fantasy games. You can't really say that the game is simple. It aims you to force your opponent to simply run out of cards, pretty simple? It do sound like it but it isn't actually. o Cards? > There are 3 types of cards you need to know when playing Xenocard. First, is the [Battle Cards] they are [red] in colors and are pretty much a summon spell in the card game Magic:The Gathering or they are your Monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh. They are your main units to put it. They are the ones that are responsible of attacking or defending you. The second one is the [Event Cards] they are [yellow] in color and they are pretty much the instant spells compared to the Magic:The Gathering game. They can only be used ones and anytime during the game. The last type is the [Situation Card] they are [blue] in color and they are pretty much the Enchantments in Magic:The Gathering or you could say that they are Trap Cards in Yu-Gi-Oh. o Battle Cards? > Battle Cards are pretty much the basic way of making your opponent loose cards and in the same way protect yours. They fall under a six basic types and they are Human, Realian, Mech, Gnosis, Unkown and Weapon. Simply to put it, they are like Color Classes in M:TG or Elemental types in Pokemon Card game. o Layout +------+---+-------+-------+---+------+ | | | | | | | | | E | D | D | E | | | | | | | | | | C +---+-------+-------+---+ F | | | | | | | | | | E | D | D | E | | | | | | | | | +------+---+-------+-------+---+------+ | B | A | G | +----------+---------------+----------+ A - Deck Area :: You can see the remining number of cards in the deck here. B - Cards at Hand :: You can see here the cards you're holding. C - Standby Area :: It holds upto 4 cards at standby. D - Battle Field :: It holds the 2 Front Line and 2 Back row Battle Cards. E - Info Slots :: It holds information on active cards at the D slots. F - Situation Area :: This is where Situation area are played. G - Discarded Area :: Discarded cards goes here. o Turn I = Draw Phase :: You simply draw one card every turn, the max number of cards at hand is six but you could have more than six cards anytime but it'll be lost or thrown to the graveyard after the final phase. II = Move Phase :: You can move cards from the standby to the battlefield any time during this phase. Simply to organize your force before you end your turn. III = Event Phase :: This is where you can make Event Cards come into play. IV = Set Phase :: This is when you put cards in your hand to the standby or to the battle field. V = Block Phase :: This is your turn to block or interrupt the flaw of setup VI = Battle Phase :: This is when you could start dealing damage to your opponent. VII = Discard Phase :: You simply discard excess number of cards from your hand. This could also be considered as the End of your turn. o Cards You can access new cards by buying them. Special cards are in special packs or Promo/Promotional ones. There are a total of 148 cards in the game though the completion of it doesn't have any effect in-game it is to some a big challenge as to the game's completion. Each Pack contains different cards abd the Starter Deck contains 40 basic cards. Each booster packs has 10 random cards and has a percentage of 5% 30% and 65% of Rare, Uncommon and common respectively [Got the percentage after numerous tries of opening packs, sometimes it has 3 uncommons and no rare at all]. Other Special cards are in Promo Packs. Starter Deck = Found in most stores for 400G. Booster Pack #1 = Found in most stores for 100G. Booster Pack #2 = Found in most stores for 100G. Promo Pack A = During Encephalon Stage, Dome in Miltia Playground. Promo Pack B = city Sector 27, Kukai Foundation, Dry Cleaner, in the dier. Promo Pack C = Won in the Quiz Machine in Kukai Foundation AGWS Shop. Promo Pack D = Forest Area in the Encephalon. Promo Pack E = Miltia, Encephalon sequence, in the other man hole. Promo Pack F = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack G = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack H = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack I = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack J = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack K = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack L = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack M = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack N = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack O = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack P = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack Q = Found in the casino, exchange prize for 1000 coins. Promo Pack A = Phenomenon Change Promo Pack B = Zohar Promo Pack C = Bunnie Promo Pack D = Lv 10 KOS-MOS Promo Pack E = Lv 10 chaos Promo Pack F = AG-05 Promo Pack G = Third Armament Promo Pack H = Testament Promo Pack I = AG-04 Promo Pack J = Phase Cannon Promo Pack K = Invoke Promo Pack L = Destiny Promo Pack M = Dammerung Promo Pack N = So Weak Promo Pack O = Rhine Maiden Promo Pack P = Unknown Armament Promo Pack Q = Proto Dora *-*-*-*-*-* * Credits * *-*-*-*-*-* I would like to thank the following: Namco - For creating such a wonderful game. They've done a heck of a job this time. GameFAQs - The best FAQ site in the world nuff' said. The other contributors! - Honestly I used their guides first before I come up with the idea of creating one myself. Billion thanks to you all! I think they deserve something bigger. Edward Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org) - His EMAIL guide guided me through the game to earn the F-BSHOT and a lotta free stuffs. YOU - This won't be called a guide with out anyone being guided. Thank you. The People of GameFAQs Xenosaga Message Board - You'll learn a couple of things in there so just keep yourself from browsing and hopefully open a sweet topic. =P DENOUEMENT (email@example.com) - I read his guide a lot as i dun really understand the card game at first and his guide helped me a lot. James Doyle / "Kadamony" - for his cool poker infos. I used his to rack coins myself. scott zeng<firstname.lastname@example.org> - for pointing out the Mechanical Crab's true HP and Tech Points award. If I ever missed someone e-mail me. I'm just tired and desperate to finish athe guide early enough to get it on the site. THANK YOU!!!!