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Version: 3.0 | Updated: 02/15/19

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  1. Introduction
  2. Walkthrough: Arc I
    1. Zaphias
    2. Deidon Hold
    3. Quoi Woods
    4. Halure
    5. Aspio
    6. Shaikos Ruins
    7. Halure Revisited
    8. Ehmead Hill
    9. Capua Nor
    10. Magistrate's Palace
    11. Capua Torim
    12. Caer Bocram
    13. Heliord
    14. Dahngrest
    15. Keiv Moc
    16. Underpass
    17. Ghasfarost
  3. Walkthrough: Arc II
    1. Dahngrest Revisited
    2. Heliord Revisited
    3. Capua Torim Revisited
    4. Atherum
    5. Nordopolica
    6. Weasand of Cados
    7. Mantaic
    8. Kogorh
    9. Yormgen
    10. Mantaic Revisited
    11. Weasand of Cados Revisted
    12. Nordopolica Revisited
    13. Dahngrest Revisited Again
    14. The Manor of the Wicked
    15. Mt. Temza
    16. Phaeroh's Crag
    17. Aspio Revisited
    18. Renansula Hollow
    19. Egothor Forest
    20. Myorzo
    21. Yormgen Revisited
    22. Baction
    23. Heracles
    24. Zopheir
    25. Zaphias Revisited
    26. Zaude
  4. Walkthrough: Arc III
    1. Zaphias Revisited Again
    2. Aspio Revisited Again
    3. Dahngrest Revisited Yet Again
    4. Zopheir Revisited
    5. Nordopolica Revisited Again
    6. Phaeroh's Crag Revisited
    7. Ereaulmen Crystallands
    8. Relewiese Hollow
    9. Capua Nor & Atherum Revisited
    10. Aurnion
    11. Endgame
    12. Tarqaron
  5. Walkthrough: Postgame
    1. Remaining Side Quests
    2. Labyrinth of Memories
    3. Nordopolica Coliseum
    4. Necropolis of Nostalgia
    5. Tarqaron Revisited
  6. Grade
    1. Grade Shop
    2. How To Farm Grade
  7. Miscellaneous Gameplay & Mechanics
    1. Fatal Strikes
    2. Over Limit
    3. Burst Artes
    4. Sorcerer's Ring
    5. Weapon Skills & Skill Symbols
    6. Search Points
    7. Difficulty Settings
    8. Cooking Recipes
  8. Mystic Artes
    1. Yuri's Mystic Artes
    2. Estelle's Mystic Artes
    3. Repede's Mystic Artes
    4. Karol's Mystic Artes
    5. Rita's Mystic Artes
    6. Raven's Mystic Artes
    7. Judith's Mystic Artes
    8. Patty's Mystic Arte
    9. Flynn's Mystic Artes
    10. Yuri & Flynn's Dual Mystic Arte
  9. Altered Artes
    1. Yuri's Altered Artes
    2. Estelle's Altered Artes
    3. Repede's Altered Artes
    4. Karol's Altered Artes
    5. Rita's Altered Artes
    6. Raven's Altered Artes
    7. Judith's Altered Artes
    8. Patty's Altered Artes
    9. Flynn's Altered Artes
  10. Titles
    1. Yuri's Titles
    2. Estelle's Titles
    3. Repede's Titles
    4. Karol's Titles
    5. Rita's Titles
    6. Raven's Titles
    7. Judith's Titles
    8. Patty's Titles
    9. Flynn's Titles
  11. Collector's Book
    1. Items
    2. Main Weapons
    3. Sub Weapons
    4. Head Armor
    5. Body Armor
    6. Accessories
    7. Food
    8. Synthesis Materials
    9. Valuables
  12. Monster Book
    1. Human Type
    2. Beast Type
    3. Bird Type
    4. Magic Type
    5. Plant Type
    6. Aquatic Type
    7. Insect Type
    8. Inorganic Type
    9. Scale Type
  13. Achievements
  14. Closing
    1. FAQs
    2. Version History
    3. Legal
    4. Credits

Walkthrough: Arc II

After the scenes, exit to the World Map and go back to Dahngrest.

Dahngrest Revisited

You will see a scene, receive the Aque Blastia Core, and be given the chance to save. After, you will see a scene. Then walk towards the knights for another scene. Then stay at the Inn for more scenes. After the scenes, go south for several more scenes.

You will end up on the World Map. We have a few things to do before moving on.

Dahngrest Side Quests (2)
Mysterious Man: Part 3

Immediately return to Dahngrest for a scene.

Ghasfarost Side Quest (4)
Brionac: Part 3

Return to Ghasfarost and enter the front door. Then go through the door to the right for a scene.

After a scene, your next destination will be Heliord. You will see another scene on the way. After, you can talk to everyone. Once you are done, speak to Repede to sleep. After another scene, continue traveling until you reach Heliord.

Heliord Revisited

Scene. Now go to the Inn and book a room. Scene. Go outside and speak to Judith on the left for another scene. Once you gain control, head to the blastia in the center of the city for a scene. Then talk to the guard by the lift. Pick one of your party members when prompted. The party member you choose will get easier access to a new outfit later on. But you will be able to get all three eventually. If you choose Karol, it will make the completion of a Side Quest later on a little easier.

Now speak to the item shop owner. After the scene, hand over the material items the item shop owner asked for. If you don't have the items, fight monsters around Heliord until you do. It shouldn't take long. Then head towards the center of the town. After the scene, select Yuri or Karol when prompted. Now head to the Chevaliers' HQ for another scene. After, head to the left for another scene.

After, continue down the lift. Proceed forward and talk to the guard for a battle. Go to the southwest and talk to the guard here for another battle. I suggest you recover and save before continuing to the southeast, as its time for a boss fight.

Boss: Yaeger
HPTPP.ATKP.DEFM.ATKM.DEFAGLWEAKRESIST
EASY1260042023715618469125N/AN/A
NORMAL1800060034022426499180N/AN/A
HARD4500060040822431699180N/AN/A
UNKNOWN900006001190560792247180N/AN/A

Secret Mission: N/A

Strategy: This will be a very fast paced fight. Yaeger is extremely fast, and the grunts backing him up are just as quick. Keep Estelle casting Nurse at all times, as Yaeger and the grunts can take out your party members in very short order if you aren't careful. They like to bunch up in one spot, so Rita's group hitting Artes should come in quite handy here. Pick off the weaker grunts until only Yaeger remains. After that, the fight is as good as won.

DropsN/A
Secret Mission DropsN/A
StealN/A
Experience0
Gald0

After the scenes, your new destination will be Capua Torim. On the way back, you will see a scene. After, continue on your way.

Capua Torim Revisited

Scene on entry. Before doing anything else, let's take care of a Side Quest.

Capua Torim Side Quest (2)
Dragon Freak: Part 1

Follow the path east past the Inn and speak to a lady with a question mark above her head for a scene.

With that out of the way, go to the Inn and book a room there. Scene.

After, explore the city and speak to your party members. When you are done, speak to the Innkeeper and choose to rest. After the scene, head towards the east side of the city for a scene. Now continue to the docks for another scene. After, speak to Kaufman and depart.

Sail southwest out of Capua Torim for a scene and a battle. Followed by another scene. After, you will have control of the boat again. Avoid sailing too far west into the fog, as that will start a scene and we don't want that yet. First, we want to take care of a number of Side Quests. This will be the first time that we will have to complete multiple Side Quests in multiple, wide spread locations. So the Side Quests will be listed and separated by region. For those of you that don't care about Side Quests, feel free to move on to the next section. As for the rest of us, let's begin this string of Side Quests.

Wold Map Side Quest (3)
King of Adventure: Part 3

You will have to have defeated the Green Menace Giganto for this. North of Halure you can find the Travelers' Inn. Talk to Rich for a scene. You will get Menace Teeth. Now rest here for another scene.

Halure Side Quests (2)
Professor Sicily: Part 1

Talk to Professor Sicily, who is standing next to the Inn. Raven will learn Arrivederci.

Halure Tree: Part 2

Speak to the kids at the base of the giant tree to get the Veil Attachment.

Deidon Hold Side Quest (2)
Tidy Up The Warehouse: Part 1

Speak to a man to the northeast and accept to arrange a warehouse. You will get 2x Miracle Gel, Spicy Potion, 3x Limit Bottles, and 2000 Gald.

Unfortunately, you will now have to trek across Ehmead Hill again back to Capua Torim. Try as I have, I cannot find an order to do these Side Quests to cut down on the trips you have to take back and forth across Ehmead Hill.

Capua Torim Side Quests (3)
Dog Map: Part 1

Go toward the harbor to get the Marking Map and Repede's 'Fated One' Title. The ultimate goal here is to camp in every area of the world. I recommend holding off on doing this until much later, as we will gain much faster methods of travel. This Side Quest is not missable either, so it's okay to put it out of your mind for now.

Tidy Up The Warehouse: Part 2

Speak to a man to the east to initiate a scene. Agree to arrange his warehouse. You will receive a Power Light, Golden Horn, 3x Lottery Gel, and 2000 Gald.

Zaphias Side Quests (2)
Dog Map: Part 2

Talk to a dog to the right of the shop. You will get the Friendship Fur Ball.

Nyan Nyan

Talk to an old woman with sweat drops above her head in the Lower Quarter. Go north to find Estelle and Rita in the town square. Then go to the Nobles' Quarter to find Estelle and Rita one more time.

Dark Enforcer: Part 2

Head to the Nobles' Quarter for a scene. Go on to the west and speak to Shel for another scene. Now head to the town square and speak to Lune, who is sitting on a bench near the ramp leading to the Lower Quarter. Yuri will learn Tiger Blade and gain the 'Kingdom Celeb' Title.

Capua Nor Side Quests (3)
Karol's Dream: Part 1

Sleep at the Inn for a scene.

Professor Sicily: Part 2

Take the west path and you will eventually find Sicily. Speak to him and Raven will learn the Vacance skill, as well as receive the 'Twilight Dreamer' Title.

With all of that done, leave Capua Torim harbor using your ship and head west into the fog until a scene takes over.

Atherum

You can buy items from Kaufman if you ever need to during this place. Your party will be split up. Choose two members to take with Yuri.

When you are ready, enter the first area and head up the stairs to the northwest. Open the chest here for an Ogre Sword. Go back down the stairs and open a nearby chest for a Trident. Look for some stairs leading down into the ship and take them.

Many of the enemies here are invisible and are only visible through the reflections in the mirrors. So be wary of that. Follow the linear path and open a chest with a Lemon Gel along the way.

When you reach a room that has stairs going up, open the chest here for an Orange Gel. Enter the door here and search the room for 3x Magic Lens and a Seal Bottle. Go back to the other room and go up the stairs.

Open a chest here for a Snipe Xiphos. Go through the east door here and open the chest for a Takemikazuchi. Return and go in the door to the west and open the chest here to enter a fight. You will receive a Specific after. Investigate the rest of this room to find a Rice, Dried Seaweed, and Salmon. Return to the previous room and climb the stairs.

Claim a Limit Bottle behind the railing to the right. Go through the door to the east for a Holy Bottle. Go back and continue through the door on the west side of the room for a scene.

The other half of your party takes over now.

Atherum Side Quest
Learn The Recipe For Skewers

Now that we have Patty, we can learn another recipe. Have Patty cook the Miso Soup recipe until you learn the recipe for Skewers.

Board the ship and climb up the mast. Open the chest at the top that contains a Seal Bottle, Limit Bottle, Specific, and a Treat. Go down the broken part of the mast and follow the path. Enter the first door you come upon and search the room for a Pineapple Gel and a Melange Gel. Exit the room and keep following the path. Enter the next door and continue down the hall, collecting a Mat on the way. Follow the path until you reunite with Yuri's party.

Open a chest in this room for an Orange Gel and enter the door to the left to find a Limit Bottle. Save at the healing save point before going upstairs. Check the shelves to the northwest for 4000 Gald and the table for a Seal Bottle. Once you continue far enough to the right, a scene will take over. After the scene, check the bottom right corner of the room for a Pirate Hat. Now check the skeleton sitting at the desk to initiate a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Cursed Wanderer
HPTPP.ATKP.DEFM.ATKM.DEFAGLWEAKRESIST
EASY51387700280259210147553LightWater, Dark
NORMAL734101000400370300210790LightWater, Dark
HARD1835251000480370360210790LightWater, Dark
UNKNOWN36705010001400925900525790LightWater, Dark

Secret Mission: Knock him down while he reloads his revolver.

Strategy: Don't underestimate this guy's speed. He may be big but he can blitz around the battlefield. He hits hard and extremely fast. His attacks hit a wide area and are very hard to dodge. He can also catch you in very long combos that can put you in stunned status. Have Estelle healing and casting Photon if she manages to get the chance to take advantage of his weakness to light. Have Yuri and another party member as back up keep him busy while Rita and Estelle cast from the back. You will most likely accomplish the Secret Mission with no extra effort on your part.

DropsWicked Bone
Secret Mission DropsSephira
StealSpecific
Experience600
Gald900

You will get the Red Box. After the scene, climb up the ladder and open the chest for a Holy Symbol. Use the ladder to climb the mast and open the chest midway up for a Sage. Go to the top and open the chest for 10000 Gald. Head back down to the captain's room and take the left door out for a scene. Then go to the northwest of the platform. After the scene, go down the ladder as well as the next one to the west. Go down to the south end of this platform and lay out another ladder. Go down and leave. Scene.

On the World Map, do not sail anywhere near Nordopolica. As that will activate a scene and pull you off the ship, disrupting what we really want to do next. If you're not sure where Nordopolica is, just maximize the size of your World Map and stay away from the southwest part of the world. We have some side quests to take care of first. So sail northeast back to Capua Nor.

Capua Nor Side Quests (4)
Hatchet: Part 2

Talk to the woman standing by the Inn to learn the Seafood Bowl recipe.

Dedecchi

Check the large back alley near the shop to find Dedecchi.

With these Side Quests done, proceed to Nordopolica. It is at the tip of a continent in the southwest portion of the World Map. When you get close enough, a scene will take over.

Nordopolica

After the scenes, you are supposed to head to the Coliseum next. But there are a few things we can do first.

Nordopolica Side Quests
Dragon Freak: Part 2

Talk to the man by the steaming pot to the south for a scene.

Drake: Part 2

Head north and speak to Drake for a scene.

Now continue north to the Coliseum and head inside. Follow the path to the right and enter the door at the end to enter the reception room.

Nordopolica Side Quest (2)
Wonder Chef: Part 7

Before going up the stairs, check to your immediate right for the Wonder Chef. He will teach you the Kebab Sandwich recipe.

Now climb the stairs and speak to the man guarding a door on the left for a scene.

Speak to the Innkeeper for a scene. Leave the Coliseum and follow the path south. Approach Patty for another scene. Stay at the Inn for yet another scene.

Exit the Coliseum and head south for a scene. Before continuing, there are a few things to do.

Nordopolica Side Quests (3)
Dark Enforcer: Part 3

Speak with the couple to the south with sparks of color above their heads. Now stay at the Inn for a scene. Yuri will learn Shining Eagle.

Mysterious Man: Part 4

Go up the stairs in the reception area of the Coliseum for a scene.

Now speak to Regaey in the reception area. Scene. And then SAVE. It's the last opportunity you will have for a while. Also, prepare Yuri with the best gear you can afford. Also, if you care about an upcoming Secret Mission, make sure Rita and Estelle are in your party, as you will not get another chance to change your party anytime soon. When you are ready, speak to the receptionists to enter the tournament.

With Yuri alone, you will fight three very easy battles against random jobbers. Just use free run and guard when necessary and your opponents won't stand a chance. Try jumping over their heads to dodge their attacks to really make a fool out of them.

After your third victory, you will enter a mini boss fight against Flynn. You cannot win this fight, but you cannot allow yourself to lose either. A scene will interrupt the battle every couple of seconds until the fight eventually ends on its own. So just focus on surviving. Also, be sure to use a Magic Lens on Flynn while you can, as you won't have much time between scenes. So make it a priority.

When the fight with Flynn ends, a boss battle will begin. And this time, you have to win.

Boss: Zagi (3)
HPTPP.ATKP.DEFM.ATKM.DEFAGLWEAKRESIST
EASY42000588285328241163139N/AN/A
NORMAL60000840408469345233199N/AN/A
HARD150000840489469414233199N/AN/A
UNKNOWN300000840142811721035582199N/AN/A

Secret Mission: Hit Zagi with spells until his blastia explodes.

Strategy: This fight is a no brainer. You know how to deal with this guy by now. What little that is new that he brings to the fight doesn't make a notable difference. When the fight starts, instruct your physical fighters to hang back and defend while Rita and Estelle hit Zagi with spells. This will eventually make his blastia explode, accomplishing the mission. It will also disable his ability to absorb spell artes, allowing Rita and Estelle to hit him with all they've got. With the Secret Mission done, waste him like you've done before.

DropsDice
Secret Mission DropsDrain Charm
StealSavory
Experience2500
Gald1500

After the scene, defeat any monsters you see. After you have defeated enough monsters, a scene will take over. After, descend the stairs and head out the door. Go left for a scene. You can finally save again. So I suggest you do so. Exit the coliseum and keep going south until a scene starts. Then exit the city at the southwest..

On the World Map, follow the path until you reach a cave.

Weasand of Cados

Enter for a scene and a fight. After you win, you will see another scene. When you gain control, open a nearby chest for 3x Seal Bottles. Then open another nearby chest for a Limit Bottle. Continue down the lower path and open a chest for a Mighty Guard. Backtrack and take the upper path. You will come to another fork.

The lower path leads to an optional boss. The Giganto Hermit Drill. You could try to defeat it now, but you will be in for a very difficult fight. I suggest ignoring the boss for now and moving on. Enter a battle with it and run to see an easily missable skit.

Take the upper path to reach another fork. Take the eastern path to find a Spike Bow. Now go north onto the next screen for a scene.

Weasand of Cados Side Quest
Learn The Recipe For Fisherman's Hot Pot

Have Patty cook the Seafood Bowl recipe until you learn the recipe for Fisherman's Hot Pot.

Go right and follow the path. Open a pair of chests for a War Harpoon and an Aquamarine. Behind the rocks out of sight is a chest containing a Visse. Now backtrack and take the left path until you find a chest containing an Avenger's Scroll. Keep following the path for a scene. Then you can proceed.

By the save point, take the left north path to claim a Jiraiya. Go back and head all the way east to a chest containing a Spine Ripper. Now take the right north path and go down at the fork. Follow the path to the end and open the chest hidden from view behind the rocks for a Silver Circlet. Return to the fork and go north to the next screen. Follow the linear path until you reach a save point. Continue for your next boss fight.

Boss: Pteropus
HPTPP.ATKP.DEFM.ATKM.DEFAGLWEAKRESIST
EASY46200420327350237140157LightWind, Water, Dark
NORMAL66000600468500340200225LightWind, Water, Dark
HARD165000600561500408200225LightWind, Water, Dark
UNKNOWN330000600163812501020500225LightWind, Water, Dark

Secret Mission: Destroy the leader bat.

Note: When Pteropus splits up, be sure to use a Magic Lens on the Leader Bat, Attack Bat, and Magic Bat.

Strategy: This battle will be unlike any you've fought until this point. You start off fighting a single, huge bat that is simple to deal with. After you've dealt enough damage, the giant bat splits into a dozen or so smaller bats.

There will now be three different kinds of bats. The first, Attack Bats, will chase and attack your party directly. The second, Magic Bats, will hang back and cast powerful spells. There is only one of the third type. The Leader Bat. That is the one you want to take out. If you don't, the bats can eventually reform into one, starting the whole fight over again. We don't want that.

Instruct your party to split up and focus your own attention on the leader bat, attacking it with all you've got. Rita really shines here. Every time you fill an Over Limit gauge, switch to Rita and use Over Limit with her. Then focus her attention on the Leader Bat and spam her Tractor Beam as well as her Burst Arte. This will not only heavily damage the Leader Bat, but any other bats that will no doubt get caught in the process.

Once Rita is out of Over Limit, switch back to Yuri and continue your assault on the Leader Bat. Repeat this until it dies. This will not only accomplish the Secret Mission, but make it so the bats can no longer reform into one.

The next step in this long battle is to take out the Magic Bats. They pose a much larger threat than the Attack Bats. Once they are down, take out the Attack Bats to finally end this fight. Given the numbers and strength of the enemy, this is one fight you may see the game over screen for. Estelle should be using Nurse for the entire fight to keep you alive. Stay on your toes with with this one.

DropsSpeed Light
Secret Mission DropsRebirth Ring
StealVerbena
Experience2700
Gald1500

After the scene, check to the south for a chest containing a Simple Tent. Also search for a Silver Hat hidden on the left. Leave the cave to the north. However, before doing anything else, head straight back into the cave. We have something to do.

Weasand of Cados Side Quest (2)
Mysterious Man: Part 5

Head towards the Aer Krene.

Now leave the cave and head for the town directly in front of you.

Mantaic

Scene. Before doing anything else, there are a few things to do around town.

Mantaic Side Quests
Wonder Chef: Part 8

Just southeast of Estelle are a couple trees. Between them is the Wonder Chef, who will teach you the recipe for Curry.

Wonder Reporter: Final

Right next to the Wonder Chef is the Wonder Reporter.

Now go around the town and speak to all of your party members. When you are done, head back to the Inn for a scene. Now stay at the Inn for another scene. You will receive Canteen Attachments for your party.

When you are back in control, there are a few Side Quests to take care of.

Mantaic Side Quests (2)
Mother's Memento

Simply stay at the Inn again to receive Mother's Memento.

VERY IMPORTANT. EVEN IF YOU'RE IGNORING OTHER SIDE QUESTS, DO THIS ONE.

Dragon Freak: Part 3

Stay at the Inn yet again. Judith learns Moonlight Talon.

You can finally leave the Inn now. Head north to the oasis for a scene. You will get the Glass Marble. Now leave the city using the left exit for another scene.

Kogorh

Time passes from day to night and vice versa in this place, and you will encounter different enemies accordingly. During your time here, be sure to fight a large amount of enemies during both day and night to collect some important material items. Namely, you want to get one Frost Stone and one Flare Stone. You can use these to synthesize the Limit Trio item, which will allow you to reach Over Limit Lv. 3. Very, VERY important. Being able to enter Over Limit Lv. 3 is one of the prerequisites to using Mystic Artes. The strongest attacks in the game.

One more thing of note in this place is you have a 'water gauge.' It will be constantly depleting as you explore this place. If you allow it to empty, your party's health will rapidly drop to just one HP, which is obviously not what we want. To fill your water gauge, use your Sorcerer's Ring to burst the cacti around the area. With all this out of the way, it's time to start exploring this place.

In this first region, follow the left wall and you will get a scene. Continue to follow the left wall to get a Stinger. Keep proceeding north while following the left wall to reach another scene. Continue north. You will eventually see another chest with a Limit Bottle. Once you reach the top of the screen, follow along to the right and you will see another chest containing a Mizuchi.

Now continue to the right. You should see another chest above you eventually. Open it to obtain a Phoenix Guard. Do not continue to the north. Follow the right wall to the south this time. You will eventually find a chest containing a Flamberge.

Now we're going to pause here, as the Flamberge is a very important weapon. It contains the 'Chain' and 'Hell Fire' skills, which can be used to transform normal Artes into Altered Artes. Seeing as how the game never explains any of this or how it works, we'll need a whole section dedicated to that. You may refer to the 'Altered Artes' section of the guide if you want to learn more, as it's far too much to get into here. But the basics of what you need to know is that the Flamberge has special Weapon Skills that can alter some of Yuri's Artes into Altered Artes. And by using these Altered Artes enough, you can permanently learn them and add them to Yuri's Arte list.

Now then. Continue to follow this wall and along the cliff back to the southern entrance you started from.

Now from the southern entrance, if you head north and the slight northeast, you should eventually find a chest that contains 3x Stone Bottles. Head south east from there to find a chest with an Executioner. That's everything in this area. Head to the northeast exit to a scene.

Here, be sure to grab the Rapid Shot to the south and the well-hidden Riot behind the healing save point. Check the water for 3x Air Stones. Continue to the next region. This time, follow the wall to the right. It will eventually lead you north to a scene.

Head to the right and slightly down. Open the chest there for a Flare Cape and Aqua Cape. Continue directly to the right until you hit a wall. A chest should be nearby to the southwest containing a Silver Circlet. Go back to the right wall and follow it north. When you can't head north anymore, head directly left. You will eventually come to a scene. After, a healing save point will be available here.

Go southwest from here to find two chests along the wall. They contain a Glowing Ribbon and a Uracano. Follow the left wall to the south and you will eventually find a chest with a Striped Ribbon. Continue to follow the wall back to the southern exit you started at.

From here, if you head northwest, you will see the Giganto, Medusa Butterfly. Don't fight it yet unless you want to die. Feel free to Magic Lens it and immediately run away though. Hidden somewhere out in the desert is another chest containing a Lemon Gel and Pineapple Gel. It's hard to find and I don't really have an exact method to find it easily. If you stumble upon it by chance, great.

Once you are done, head to the northwest towards the save point for a scene.

Now proceed to leave the desert through the north exit. After a scene, you will have another boss fight.

Boss: Outbreaker
HPTPP.ATKP.DEFM.ATKM.DEFAGLWEAKRESIST
EASY5524746134835321975155WaterFire
NORMAL78925660498505314108222WaterFire
HARD197312660597505376108222WaterFire
UNKNOWN39462566017431262942270222WaterFire

Secret Mission: Destroy the core.

Strategy: This is a pretty easy boss fight. The only hard part is actually hitting it as it flies around the battlefield. Take control of Yuri and/or Judith and use them to try to ground the beast. Rita can absolutely destroy this boss. Every time you have an Over Limit gauge filled, switch to Rita and cast Tractor Beam, followed by her Burst Arte over and over. Then wail on it with Yuri and Judith once Rita has grounded it. It should fall before long.

The boss occasionally spits out its core. Use Rita's Tractor Beam and Burst Arte combo to destroy it and accomplish the Secret Mission.

DropsMysterious Piece
Secret Mission DropsWorld Charm
StealChamomile
Experience3000
Gald2250

After the fight is over, you will see another scene.

Yormgen

After the scenes . . .

Yormgen Side Quests
Wonder Chef: Part 9

Check next to your bed to find the Wonder Chef, who will teach you the Croquette recipe.

Learn The Recipe For Tempura

Have Judith cook the Croquette recipe until you learn the recipe for Tempura.

Check the area in front of Rita's bed for an Hourglass and an All Divide.

Exit the Inn for a scene. You will receive Phaeroh's Feather. Next to the Inn is chest containing a Limit Bottle. Follow the path north and go right onto the dock. Open the chest there for a Simple Tent. Now talk to the woman wearing a green outfit for a scene. You will receive the Clear Ciel Crystal.

Head all the way north and enter the building, the Sage's Residence, for a scene. After, go back in the Sage's Residence for a scene. Check the left side of the room to find a Strange Mark. Now go around and speak to your party. Then speak to Patty inside the Inn.

Once you have spoken with everyone, rest at the Inn and head south towards the town's exit for a scene. Then exit this place.

Return to Mantaic. When you reach Kogorh, select to stay on the field when prompted to skip the desert instead of having to pass through it all over again.

Mantaic Revisited

Scene. Go north to the oasis and speak to Alph and Layla. You will receive an Hourglass. Go to the Inn and book a room there for a scene. When you regain control, approach Flynn by the oasis for several scenes. After, there are a few things to do around town.

Mantaic Side Quests (3)
Guild Quest: Part 1

Enter and exit the Inn again for a scene. Head towards the oasis and speak with the well-dressed man. Accept the job. Now speak to Yu, who is the man standing near the Inn, to receive the Book of Friendship and the Comrade Crest.

Ant Lion Man: Part 1

Behind the Inn is a Kowz. Give him an Apple Gel and you will get a Milk.

With those tasks taken care of, exit the town to the east and return to the Weasand of Cados. You will see a scene on the way.

Weasand of Cados Revisted

Scene. The new random enemies here are strong and can be very, VERY annoying.

Exit this first room to the right. Down this long corridor is a new chest containing a Sinclair Saber. At the end of this corridor is a scene. Now keep going and a scene will start when you reach the Aer Krene. If you haven't defeated the Giganto, Hermit Drill, I recommend you try to do so now. You should be more than strong enough to take it out. Behind it you will find a fork. The left fork has a hidden chest containing a Verbena. The other path has a chest in plain sight with 8000 Gald. Near the cave's exit is one last scene. Now take the road to back to Nordopolica.

Nordopolica Revisited

Scene shortly after you enter. Head up to the Inn inside the Coliseum. SAVE. It will be the last chance you have for a while. Now stay at the Inn. After the scene, speak to Natz in the reception area for another scene. Head all the way up the stairs and enter the room at the top. Scene.

Now head all the way back down to the reception room for a scene. From there, take the north door for another scene and a fight. Focus on the mage in the back first. Following that, another scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Belius
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Secret Mission: Light the torches.

Note: When Belius splits into two, be sure to use a Magic Lens on the duplicate.

Strategy: Belius is very capable of long distance attacks, which is the greatest threat she poses. She is very easy to pin in a corner and combo in a loop, so try to keep her stunned. Attack her with everything you've got while Rita and Estelle support from the back. Belius will eventually split into two. When this happens, focus Yuri's attention on each of the torches around the arena and light them with Destruction Field. The torches will periodically burn out so be quick a bout it. When they have all been lit, it will eliminate the duplicate of Belius, as well as accomplish the Secret Mission. After that, continue fighting Belius as before and finish her off.

DropsEmerald Ring
Secret Mission DropsIce Coffin
StealBasil
Experience4000
Gald3000

You will receive the Apatheia, Cyano Ciel Crystal. After the scenes, leave the Coliseum. You will enter a scene as you approach the Inn. Now continue to the south to another scene.

After, walk outside and talk to all of your party members. Go back inside when you're done to move on. Another scene will start.

Before moving on with the story, there are a few Side Quests to take care of in a few different locations. Sail northeast and you can dock on a beach near Zaphias.

Zaphias Side Quest (3)
Growing Up Friends

Head to Yuri's room for a scene. You will receive Bread.

To get to Heliord, I would recommend going back to your ship. Then sailing to Capua Torim. From there, you can easily reach Heliord. Your ultimate destination of Dahngrest will be close as well.

Heliord Side Quest (3)
Gald Hunter

Talk to the two people with arcs of color above their heads near the eastern entrance. Patty will learn Search Gald and obtain the Gald Hunter Title.

With those Side Quests out of the way, head to Dahngrest.

Dahngrest Revisited Again

Scene. Head to the Inn and book a room. Choose to stay. After the scene, head outside. After another scene, head towards the western exit for yet another scene. Now exit to the west.

Go west past Keiv Moc and head across the bridge to the north. Head up the slope to the mansion.

The Manor of the Wicked

Scene and a battle. You will fight only two enemies in this place. The Plombs, who fight up close. And the Fers, who use a crossbow from a distance. When fighting them, primarily focus your attention on the Plombs, as they are tenfold more dangerous than the Fers. Once the Plombs are gone, the Fers can easily be eliminated.

After the scene, head inside the mansion for another scene and battle. Afterwards, head all the way west for 7000 Gald. Examine the armor to the north for a Gothic Plate. Nearby is also a Lemon Gel.

Head east and enter the first door. Check the east side of the room for a Grim Cardian. Exit this room and continue to the eastern hall. Enter the first room here to find an Orange Gel. The second room contains an Apple Gel. The third room contains a Shark's Tail. The door at the end of the hall has a Panacea Bottle and a Holy Bottle. Now return to the entrance and go up the stairs to the second floor.

Check the west end of the hall for a Gothic Guard. Right next to the save point is a chest containing a Ruby Wand. Examine a nearby plant for 5x Magic Lens. There is nothing behind the first door, so skip it and enter the next room to find a Crimson Axe. The next room to the north contains a Limit Bottle. And the next room to the north has a Stone Slasher. Now enter the door at the end of the hall for a scene and a battle.

After the scenes, head back to Dahngrest.

Back To Dahngrest


Scene. Now head to the center of town for a scene. After, leave and head to the west tavern to find Karol. Speak to him for a scene. After, speak to Estelle near the Inn for another scene. Then approach Rita at the southeast exit for another scene.

After the scenes, disembark at the beach near Dahgrest and head back to Dahngrest. We have some Side Quests to take care of

Dahngrest Side Quests (3)
Insomniac

Sleep at Dahngrest's Inn for Karol's Insomniac Title.

Karol's Mystic Arte

Sleep at Dahngrest's Inn four more times. You will get a scene every time you stay. After the fourth scene, Karol will learn the 'Special' skill. Which will allow him to use his Mystic Arte.

Drake: Part 3

Go to the western tavern for a scene. You will get the Imperial Crest.

Ladies' Man: Part 1

Reenter the tavern for another scene.

I'm Fabulous

Go inside the left tavern and speak to the woman standing to the left of the bar. Once you have obtained certain attachments and Titles, this woman can create combinations of those attachments and Titles so you can wear more than one at a time.

The Manor of the Wicked Side Quest
Quick Trigger

Go back to the Manor of the Wicked and return to the room you met the Don in. Search the room for a Quick Trigger, Life Bottle, Syrup Bottle, and Nectar Bottle.

Shaikos Ruins Side Quest
Ruins' Gate: Part 1

Go to Shaikos Ruins for a scene. You can disembark on a beach nearby to get there faster.

With those tasks out of the way, sail towards the desert on the southwest continent and disembark on the beach near Yormgen. Then head north through a narrow mountainous region until you reach Mt. Temza.

Mt. Temza

The human enemies here are EXTREMELY dangerous. Especially if you are playing on Hard or Unknown difficulties. The monsters on the other hand, don't pose much of a threat.

Scene on entry. On your left is a chest containing a Tent. Take the right path until you reach the next screen. Forward for another scene. At the fork, take the left path down into the pit for a Growing Earth. Take note of this location, as it will house a Giganto later. Continue up the path to the north for chests containing a Red Sage and Saffron. Head back to the fork and go right.

Hug the right wall for a rather well hidden path that leads you further to the right. Open a chest for a Deadly Horn at the end. Return to the main trail and keep going. You'll see paths you can't take and chests you can't reach, but don't worry about those for now. Continue along the path, opening a chest containing a Lemon Gel on the way. Continue on for a scene.

After, move on. Along the very linear path is a chest containing a Crimson Phoenix +1. By the bridge is a hidden chest with Treat and a Specific in it. Move on to reach a new screen and a scene.

Use the save point and backtrack a little to the south to find a chest containing a Melange Gel next to the bridge you crossed. Now proceed across the other bridge to the northeast to move on, grabbing the Grand Scepter on the way.

On the next screen, take the eastern path for a Transform Bow. Now go back and follow the main path, opening a chest containing an Ares. You will eventually transition to a new screen. Follow the path and open the chest at the four-way fork for a Tribal Guard. Take the upper western path to find a chest that will attack you. Defeat it to receive a Limit Bottle. Head back down and take the upper east path this time. Grab the Red Lavender on the way and you will find a healing save point.

Proceed past the save point for a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Tison
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Boss: Nan
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Secret Mission: Knock both Tison and Nan down after they get their weapon stuck in the ground.

Strategy: This could very well be the hardest boss fight you have faced so far. Both Tison and Nan are very strong as well as fast. To make matters worse, Nan can cast powerful spells as well as heal herself and Tison. She can even RESURRECT him if you knock him out first. So be very careful of that.

Judith must be in your party for this battle. So arrange your team accordingly. For once, you do not want to bring Rita into this boss fight. This fight is so chaotic that it will be impossible to keep Tison or Nan away from her long enough for her to cast. So she will be nothing but a burden. So bring Yuri, Estelle, and either Karol, Patty, Raven, or Repede to back you up. Bring Karol if you want to put that new Mystic Arte of his to work. Being the only one with a Mystic Arte, along with his ability to quickly heal as well as fend for himself in close quarters makes him a good choice here.

Set your allies to target a different enemy so that they distract Tison while you focus on Nan first, as her physical attacks, spells, healing, and resurrection Artes are something to be feared. Have Estelle do her best to at least try to heal. She'll have the same problem I mentioned about Rita before, but her healing is so valuable that she should be brought to this fight anyway. But be careful and try to use your three other party members to keep them away from her. Given the pace of this fight, you could easily find your entire team getting wiped out before Estelle gets a chance to heal. Have her going for Nurse at all times. I'm not even kidding. Set her Nurse to a shortcut and keep triggering that shortcut nonstop as the fight progresses.

Have your other two fighters distract Tison while you go all out on Nan one-on-one. Use Over Limits and Burst Artes on her until she finally goes down. With her out of the picture, your party can converge on Tison and finish him off. Tison has a Mystic Arte that can instantly kill your party members, so tell everyone to defend and avoid engaging the enemy when he enters Over Limit.

As for the Secret Mission, I never had any trouble getting the mission just by fighting normally. Tison and Nan have specific Artes that lodge their weapons in the ground. When this happens, all you have to do is hit them. Once you have done this to both of them, the Secret Mission is complete. Given the chaotic pace of the fight, this should be automatic. If you have any trouble, you will have no choice but to hang back and wait for them to get their weapons stuck in the ground.

DropsSpecial Flag, Protect Ring, Resist Ring
Secret Mission DropsDeath Scythe
StealRed Sage (Tison), Red Saffron (Nan)
Experience6000
Gald3000

Do not go in the cave yet. Go to the west and open two chests containing an Ever Blue and a Feather Coat. Now head inside the cave for a scene.

Talk to everyone. Then check on Judith. After the scenes, you will get Ba'ul's Horn.

It is time to take care of some more Side Quests. If you don't have any interest in completing any of these, you can skip all the way down to the 'Phaeroh's Crag' section down below.

Ehmead Hill Side Quests (3)
Casey: Part 1

Enter Ehmead Hill from the west side. Then go north, east, then north to the small clearing for a scene. You get the Fire Lily.

Elucifur's Grave: Final

Go up to the cliff overlooking the ocean for a scene.

Hermes: Part 1

Enter from the east side and approach the broken blastia on the main road for a scene.

Aspio Side Quests (4)
Hermes: Part 2

Go to the library and check the bookshelf left of the shop. You will get Hermes' Notes.

Collector's Book: Part 2

If you've completed the Collector's Book to 50%, you will see a scene here in the library. If you have not yet completed 50% of the Collector's Book, return here when you have done so. There is a point where this Side Quest will cut off and you will no longer be able to continue it. I will alert you when this cut off point is imminent. So you have until then to finish this part of the Side Quest.

Capua Torim Side Quests (5)
Guild Quest: Part 2

Enter the Inn for a scene. You will get the Rainbow Bookmark.

Hermes: Part 3

Rest at the Inn for a scene. Rita will learn Negative Gate.

Dragon Freak: Final

Go right from the Inn. Talk to the same woman by the palm tree from before.

Brionac: Part 4

Go inside the building next to the woman you just spoke to. This is the Fortune's Market (HQ). Speak with Kaufman for a scene.

Capua Nor Side Quest (4)
Monster Book: Part 1

If you have completed the Monster Book to 50%, you will see a scene at the center of town. If this is your first time through the game, this definitely will not be the case. So keep this Side Quest in mind for later.

Mantaic Side Quests (4)
Guild Quest: Part 3

Talk to Yu near the Inn for 3000 Gald.

Ant Lion Man: Part 2

Give the Kowz a Trident for Rice, Potato, Onion, and a Carrot.

Dark Enforcer: Part 4

Talk to the man sitting by the oasis. Then sleep in the Inn. Now go back to the oasis.

Miscellaneous (2)

Exit and enter the Inn for a scene. Then agree to stay at the Inn.

Nordopolica Side Quests (4)
Miscellaneous (3)

Head towards the Coliseum for a scene.

Go up the stairs in the reception room and speak to Natz for a scene.

Speak to the center receptionist at the bottom of the stairs. You can now take on various challenges in the Coliseum. Don't bother for now. There is no time limit on this Side Quest and it will become much easier to pass these challenges later when you are stronger.

Amazing Chef: Part 1

If you have cooked at least 600 times and Patty has three recipes mastered, you can talk to the man with sweat drops above his head to the right of the shop for a scene. There is no time limit for this so you can come back later.

Ruins' Gate: Final

Talk to the man in the white headdress by the statue just outside the Coliseum.

Dahngrest Side Quests (4)
Brionac: Part 5

Speak with the shopkeeper in the right shop for a scene.

Ladies' Man: Final

Speak to the girl wearing a hat in the middle of town for a scene. Then speak to a girl wearing a hat in front of the eastern tavern. Now head towards the Guild's Union HQ and Raven will get the Ladies' Man Title.

Rebuilding The Union: Part 1

Go inside Guild's Union HQ for a scene. Then go to Fortune's Market (HQ) in Capua Torim for a scene.

Guild Quest: Part 4

Enter the western tavern and speak to the right bartender. Accept the job he offers. Go to the Inn and speak with Rhianna, who is standing in front of the beds. Head towards the southeast exit for a scene. Then head to Heliord. Talk to a girl in the lower part of the city. Speak to her a second time and trade a Bird Feather (Small) for an Everlight Necklace. Then speak to Rhianna at the Inn in Dahngrest.

Waiter, There's A Blastia Core In My Soup

In the western tavern, speak with the middle barkeep to play a mini game. Complete all three rounds with everyone except for Yuri, Patty, and Repede for Titles and Gald. Speak to only one customer at a time and bring them their food. The others will wait as long as it takes for you to get to them at no penalty. You can even be as late as you want bringing the food to the customer that made the order at no penalty. Just focus on getting the orders right. This is just tedious more than anything. This has no cut off and can be done at any time.

With all of this finally done, fly to the middle of the desert and look for Phaeroh's Crag. It consists of a bunch of spikes sticking out of the sand northwest of Mantaic. You can't enter on foot. So you must land there with Ba'ul.

Phaeroh's Crag

After the scene, proceed north to start another.

Your next destination is Aspio.

Aspio Revisited

You will see a scene on entry. In the center of the city you will see a Krityan. A scene will not start unless you speak to him with Judith as your on-screen character. After the scene, go to Rita's hut for another scene. After, leave Rita's hut and go to the center of town. Speak with Patty for a scene. Now exit the city.

Your next destination is a hidden cave. It is on the large, green island southeast of Nordopolica. It is on a beach marked by very bright red flowers. It shouldn't be too hard to find. Land Ba'ul on the water and sail to the beach when you find it. Disembark here to continue.

Renansula Hollow

Go north from where you start on the beach and a scene will take over. After the scene, head inside the cave. Follow the path. When you reach a fork, continue north. Open the chest at the end to receive an Anchor Circlet. Return to the fork and go west this time. You will come to a scene.

After the scene, head south and follow the path leading to the left. You will reach another fork. Take the lower path to the left and open the chest for a Marine Suit. Now go back to the fork and follow the path north. Scene.

After the scene, go through the door. Examine the pedestal at the north end of this room for a scene. You will receive the Guide Bell to Myorzo. After the scene, backtrack and speak to Patty to initiate another scene. Don't forget to equip her with the Marine Suit you picked up while she was gone. Now exit to the World Map to see another scene.

You will be back on your ship. Call Ba'ul to pick you up and fly to the forest south of Nordopolica. You should spot a stone structure in the middle of a dense forest. Land there and enter.

Egothor Forest

Scene. Proceed forward and open the chest on your right for a Panacea Bottle. Follow the path to a fork and go left for a Gaia Cleaver. Then go back to the fork and head right this time. Open the chest in plain sight along the way for 5x Magic Lens along the way. Continue for a scene and a fight.

After the scene, take the path leading uphill. Open a chest containing a Mythril Helm just southwest of that bridge at the top of the hill. Now cross this bridge and open the chest on the other side for a Tent. Follow this path to the top of the hill for a scene and a fight.

Now go back. Cross the bridge and return to the fork at the bottom of the hill. Go right at the fork and cross another bridge. After you have crossed the bridges, open the two chests to the north for a Limit Bottle and Queen's Whip. Now follow the path to the right through a cave for a scene.

Continue down the path. At the fork with many paths, take the path leading downhill to the right for a chest containing a Life Bottle. Return to the fork and take the path leading uphill to the left to find a chest containing 3000 Gald. Now go back to the fork. Head north and follow the path to a save point.

From the save point, take the southeast path. At the fork, go northeast and open the two chests. One holds a Turquoise, and the other will attack you. You will get 9000 Gald after you defeat it. Return to the fork and follow the path south. Take a left at the next fork and open the chest at the end for a Mythril Circlet. Return and take the right path. Ignore the Giganto, Brucis for now and continue down the path. Open the chest for Mythril Boots. Continue to follow this path to the next screen.

At the fork, follow the right path to find a Lavender and a Red Saffron. Return to the fork and go left this time to find two chests. One contains a Sage and the other contains an Overdrive Warrior. Now head all the way back to the save point.

Before you go north from the save point, organize your eight party members into two suitable parties. The first party will be your active four. The second party will be the other four. Then go north for a scene. You will enter two consecutive fights. The first with your active party and the second with the other four. After, continue up the cliff and open a chest with a Melange Gel along the way. Proceed to the top of the hill for a scene and three consecutive battles. After another scene, you will end up on the World Map.

Now fly to Myorzo.

Myorzo

After the scene, proceed up the ramp. Check the rubble south of the large door for a Barrier. Now go through the door. Take a few steps forward for a scene. After, we can do a few things around town.

Myorzo Side Quests
Wonder Chef: Part 10

Head to the southeast and check the strange object to find the Wonder Chef. He will teach you the Cream Stew recipe.

Tidy Up The Warehouse: Part 3

Speak to a Krityan standing next to a door towards the north end of town to arrange a warehouse. You will earn Dragoon Boots, a Flare Stone, Frost Stone, Air Stone, Geo Stone, 2x Hourglasses, and 2000 Gald.

With that done, enter the house with the red roof to the northwest. That is the Elder's Residence. Scene. Before you leave the house, check the back left and right corners of the room for a Treat and a Specific. Now exit this house and enter the building to the northeast for a scene. After, leave the city using the southwest exit. Scene. Go back inside the city and then exit again for another scene.

Before we go to Yormgen, we have something to do. Go back inside Myorzo.

Myorzo Side Quest (2)
Miscellaneous (4)

Rest in the building to the northeast for a scene.

Now head to Yormgen.

Yormgen Revisited

Enter for a scene. Afterwards, speak to Flynn for another scene.

Before doing anything else, we have a very time sensitive Side Quest to get out of the way. So head straight to the nearby Mantaic before you do absolutely anything else.

Mantaic Side Quests (5)
Mark of Knighthood

Go to the west side of town for a scene. Flynn gets the Mark of Knighthood Title.

Learn The Recipe For Beef Stew

For lack of a better place to put this one, it will go here. Have Flynn cook the Cream Stew recipe until you learn the recipe for Beef Stew.

Now fly to the east of Egothor Forest to trigger a scene.

Baction

Once you are in control, open the chest near you for a Pineapple Gel. To the north, slightly hidden behind a bush is a chest containing a Life Bottle. Now head inside the building for another scene.

Open the chest to the left for a Dark Bottle and the one at north for a Lemon Gel. Descend the ladder to another screen.

The layout of this place is very straight forward. So my descriptions of where to go won't go much further than a simple up, down, left, or right, as there is no need for further detail

From the ladder, go up for a scene. After, go up another room to find a chest containing a Twinkle Star. Then go down two rooms back to the ladder.

From here, go left two rooms and open the chest at the south for a Panacea Bottle. Go left two more rooms and up to another to find a room containing a Holy Bottle and a Lemon Gel.

From there, go down, right, then up to reach a room with a healing save point. Go to the next room for a scene. After, go up one more room and open a chest containing a Limit Bottle. Now descend the stairs.

Go down a room and open the chest in the center of the room for 8000 Gald.

Now go up, left, then down and open the chest on the left for a Wind Cape.

Go down one more room and open the chest to your right for 5x Magic Lens. Examine the statue in the center of this room for a scene.

After the scene, go down one room to reach a healing save point.

From the save point, go down, right, then up to find a room containing a Kylin and Lottery Gel.

Now go down, right, then right for a scene and a fight. You will receive Dein Nomos. This is a very, very, VERY important weapon. It contains the 'Special' skill and will allow Yuri to use his Mystic Arte. Equip it on Yuri IMMEDIATELY and start training it so that he learns this skill.

Anyway, open the chest in this room for a Simple Tent. Then go right, then up to find a Limit Bottle.

Now go down, left, up, then left. Open a chest for a Winvy. Then go up. Scene.

After the scene, go up one more room and open the chest for a Mermaid Cloak.

Now go right, then up for a Mythril Plate.

Now go down then right. Open the chest in the upper right corner for a sword for a Judex.

Go down one room and grab the Melange Gel at the bottom part of the room.

Now go left. Remember the location of these stairs on your map. Now go up the stairs. Open the chest in this new room for a Masakari Cleaver.

From here, go left, then up. In this room, we have another Side Quest with a very small window.

Baction Side Quest
Magic Lantern

This may sound strange, but walk off a ledge here. This will activate a scene. Now go back up the stairs and fall off the ledge two more times. This will activate another scene. You will receive the Magic Lantern. Once this dungeon is cleared, this item can no longer be gotten. So get it right now.

Now go back upstairs and avoid the ledges as you make your way to the end of the room.

In the next room, go down the stairs. Then head up to reach a healing save point. Go up from here and open the four chests for a Lemon Gel, Panacea Bottle, 6000 Gald, and a Heal Bracelet.

Then go up for a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Schwann
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Secret Mission: Knock Schwann down immediately after he uses his Mystic Arte.

Strategy: Schwann is fast, hits very hard, can stun you with his combos, and has strong spells. He mainly likes to focus on chasing down your party members and comboing them to death. The rare times he decides to cast is an ample opportunity to gang up on him and do some damage. I recommend you bring Flynn and Karol, as they both can heal. If you need even more extra healing power, use Yuri's Altered Arte, 'Guardian Field,' by having the Dein Nomos equipped (which you already should anyway) and then using Crushing Eagle. Have Rita hang back and cast spells. As for Yuri, try to use an Over Limit Lv. 3 and hit Schwann with your Mystic Arte anytime you can for big damage.

If you want to accomplish the Secret Mission, you are going to have your work cut out for you. It could take many tries to get it right if you are not lucky. In order to accomplish the Secret Mission, you must knock Schwann down immediately after he uses his Mystic Arte. He will use it once and only once during the fight during his first Over Limit. The Mystic Arte will hit a small area around him, and leave him momentarily stunned afterwards. You must knock him down while he is catching his breath to accomplish the Secret Mission.

However, the time frame you have to knock Schwann down is EXTREMELY small. And to make matters worse, if you don't break his 'no stun shield,' thing, he will not fall even if you do manage to hit him in time. The best strategy to pull this off is to keep your health maxed out when he enters his first Over Limit. Then stay close to him while your allies continue to attack him. When he uses his Mystic Arte, mash the square button to do an air recovery when he hits you. This should hopefully place Yuri on his feet and in prime position to strike. Then charge towards him and use Dragon Swarm. If done quick enough, the multiple hits from Dragon Swarm will not only break that 'no stun shield' thing but proceed to knock him down too. It's by far the most effective method I've found to accomplish this Secret Mission.

If you are lucky, a scene will take over and you will have accomplished the mission. If not, you will unfortunately have to start the fight over. Good luck. You will need it. If the above strategy does not work, bring Repede into the fight and have him use Gale Dog before Schwann uses his Mystic Arte to nullify all of the damage. Then you can charge him afterwards and hopefully knock him down.

Also, in my experience, the Secret Mission cannot be completed on the Easy difficulty. Schwann does not seem to use his Mystic Arte when the difficulty is set to Easy.

DropsForce Ring
Secret Mission DropsImperial Prestige
StealN/A
Experience9000
Gald2500

After the scenes, fly towards Zaphias for a scene. After, continue to fly around the northwest of Zaphias to eventually initiate another scene.

Heracles

Scene on entry.

Of very notable mention, Raven's new weapon, the Elven Bow, contains the 'Special' skill. So he can now use his Mystic Arte!

Once you are in control, go down the stairs. You can buy stuff from Adecor if needed. Take the path to the right for a Naginata.

Follow the path to the left and go down several flights of stairs. Continue to follow the path until you find a chest containing a Life Bottle. Keep following the linear path, descending stairs as you go and you will find a chest containing a Limit Bottle. Now head inside the nearby door.

Continue forward until a scene takes over. You will receive the Sorcerer's Ring Lv. 3. Use the ring on the door to the northwest and head inside for a Holy Bottle and a Reflex. Leave this room and continue to the left. Shoot the next door with the ring and claim a Melange Gel inside. Exit this room and shoot the last door to the left to find a Wonder Symbol inside. Now exit this room and descend the stairs to the southeast.

Go to the far left and inspect the machine. Select 'Move.' Go down the nearby ladder and open the chest for a Pineapple Gel. Go back up the ladder and continue to the right. Descend the next ladder you see to find a Lemon Gel. Now go back up the ladder and through the big door to the northwest.

After the scene, go left and blast the door with your ring. Inside you can find a Dark Bottle. Exit. Now stay on this floor and continue to the right. Follow the path through a door and open a chest for a Panacea Bottle on the right. Now go up the stairs and just past the next flight of stairs is a chest containing a Cancus. Go up another set of stairs and go to the far left to find a chest containing a Treat. Go up another set of stairs and enter the door on the right.

Continue along the path here and go up the ladder. Push the block to the left and onto the next screen. Destroy the wall in front of you with the Sorcerer's Ring and push the block off the ledge. Go down the stairs and shoot the yellow device at the southeast with the ring.

Go down the ladder next to the stairs. Continue to your left for a scene. After, continue on and climb up the ladder. Open the chest for a Guardian Stamp. You should see blocks being carried by. Go to the south end of this platform and shoot them with the ring to drop them onto the blue device below to destroy it.

Now head down the ladder. Then go to the left and descend another ladder. You will see more blocks being carried by to your right. Shoot them with your ring until you manage to destroy the purple device below.

Go up the ladder and go to the far right end of the platform to lower a ladder. Stay on this floor and climb the nearby northern ladder. Cross the bridge leading to the left and activate the console at the end. Go back down the ladder next to the stairs, and down the ladder on the far left side of this floor. Then go down the ladder to the south and examine the console to raise the platform to the top. Now climb up two ladders to reach the floor where the platform went. Push the block to the top left corner of this elevator. Then push it off the ledge to destroy the green device.

Now circle around this floor to the ladder to the northeast and climb up. Cross the bridge leading to the healing save point on the other side. When you are ready, go through the door for a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Zagi (4)
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Secret Mission: Use Karol's Nice Recovery Smash to cure Zagi after he poisons himself.

Strategy: There isn't much to say about Zagi at this point. You've defeated him time and time again, so do what you always do and you will win. Nothing he does should ever have any potential to wipe out your party.

The Secret Mission for this fight is just as easy as Zagi himself. A scene will eventually take over and Zagi will poison himself. All you need to do is take control of Karol and have him cure Zagi's poison status with his Nice Recovery Smash Arte.

DropsDark Seal
Secret Mission DropsPoison Charm
StealRed Sage
Experience9500
Gald5000

After the scene, check the bottom right corner of the room for 5x Magic Lenses.

Back in the room with the healing save point, take the ladder next to the stairs down and take the ladder to the southeast on this platform down another level. Now exit this room to the south and pass through the big door to the northeast.

Go down the stairs in this room and shoot the door to the right with the ring. Inside, you can find a Rose Whip in the upper right corner behind a guard. Exit the room and proceed down the stairs until a scene starts. After the scene, a save point will be behind you as well as a chest containing a Specific.

Head up the stairs to the southeast and open the chest there for a Tent. Go through the door to the next room. Go north in this room and destroy the rubble with your ring to find a chest that will attack you. After you defeat it, you will get 10000 Gald. Check the southeastern part of the room and use the ring on a pile of rubble to find a Vagabond. Now enter the elevator to come to a scene.

After the scene, you will be standing at a fork. Go left and open the chest here for a Lemon Gel. Now go back to the fork and go right this time. Climb the stairs and you will find a chest containing a Pineapple Gel. Now climb to the top of the staircase for a scene.

Now you can leave this place by using the southeast exit. Scenes.

You will end up in Capua Nor. Exit the Inn for another scene. Go back to the Inn and speak with your party for another scene. Now exit the city to the south.

On the World Map, follow the path to Ehmead Hill. When you reach Ehmead Hill, do not enter and instead take the grassy path next to it leading north. It will eventually start to snow, indicating you're on the right track. Keep following the path and the ground you are traveling on will eventually transition from grass to ice. Keep following the path and you will eventually reach Zopheir.

Zopheir

After the scene, move forward and go up the small hill to claim a Tabar from the chest. Continue along the main path and ascend another small hill for a Panacea Bottle. Keep following the path and open a chest along the way for a Melange Gel. Take a few more steps forward for a scene.

Now backtrack to where the ice sank and continue pressing on. Open the chest in plain sight for a Lemon Gel. Keep going. At a fork, go north and open the chest for a Limit Bottle. Continue along this path for a scene.

Go back to the fork and head south this time. Open the chest for a Pineapple Gel. Now go back to the fork one more time and head right. Follow the path to the north and open a chest containing a Hades. This weapon has the 'Special' skill and will allow Judith to use her Mystic Arte! Keep following the path to find three chests in plain sight containing a Mercurias, a Falcon Needle, and a Cure Bottle. Continue along the path until another scene starts.

Backtrack all the way to the fork and go east. You will find a Life Bottle just off the path to the south as you go. You will eventually reach a healing save point. Proceed to the east and go south at the fork to find a Diamond Guard. Then go north for a Tent. Continue to the east for a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Baitojoh
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Secret Mission: During the second phase, strike Baitojoh's fin three times as it swims around underground.

Note: Use a Magic Lens during the first phase of the fight and a second during the second phase of the fight.

Strategy: There are two phases to this fight. For the first, you must control Karol by himself. All you can do is run. You don't have a chance of winning. Attempting to mount any form of offense against Baitojoh will only get you killed. So just throw a Magic Lens. Then guard and run for your life. After you have avoided its attacks long enough, a scene takes over.

Karol will get and automatically be equipped with the Bravior.

Now the rest of your party joins the fray. The second phase is when the fight actually begins. Karol must be present in your party for this fight. Have Raven healing and casting spells when he can while Rita mounts a nonstop assault. Then take Karol and another fighter of your choice in up close to lay on the pressure. This boss doesn't have much of anything in his arsenal that poses too great of a threat. It likes to dive underground and burst up from underneath your party members. So keeping it away from your casters is more or less impossible.

As for the Secret Mission, all you have to do is hit its fin while it is swimming around underground three times. With Rita and Raven throwing out spells, along with Karol and your fourth party member constantly attacking, this should come pretty much automatically.

DropsParalysis Charm
Secret Mission DropsBody Paint
StealSaffron
Experience12000
Gald7500

After the scenes, you can move on.

There will be many paths available to you here at the fork. Take a path leading east to find a Bloody Coat. Go back to the fork. Open the chest on the little patch of ice floating in the water just north of the fork for a Body Paint. Go southeast at the fork to find a Pineapple Gel, Seal Bottle, and Psychedelica. This weapon has the 'Special' skill and will allow Rita to use her Mystic Arte!

Now return to the fork and go north. When you come to another fork, take the southern path to a Limit Bottle. Now return to the fork and take the other path. Follow it and you will find a chest containing 5x Magic Lenses. Continue to follow the path and go left when you can. Open the chest on the northwest edge of this giant piece of ice for a Lottery Gel.

Now continue to the southeast until a scene starts. After the scene, exit this place to the southeast.

Your next destination is Halure. Simply follow the path and go south. You will know you are on the right track when you reach grassy land. Continue on this path and follow the mountains, heading north when you are able to. You will soon find yourself in familiar territory near Aspio. Then continue to Halure.

Scene on entry. Go to the Inn and speak to the Innkeeper for a scene. After the scene, leave the Inn and head to the Mayor's house. Scene on the way there. After the scene, return to the party's room at the Inn. Scene. Then head towards the city's exit for another scene.

Now you'll be on the World Map. Travel to the nearby Quoi Woods. Proceed until a scene starts.

After the scene, continue to the left and make your way out of Quoi Woods. Once you are on the World Map, do not go to Zaphias yet. Instead, go to Deidon Hold. We have some things to do there.

Deidon Hold Side Quests (3)
Miscellaneous (5)

Enter Deidon Hold for a scene.

Mysterious Man: Part 6

Go to the roof to find Duke. He is standing in the same place you met him at the beginning of the game.

With these things done, go towards Zaphias. On the way, you will see a scene. After the scene, continue to Zaphias.

Zaphias Revisited

After the scene, proceed forward down the very linear path. You will eventually reach a scene. Continue inside Zaphias Castle for another scene.

After the scene, go through the door at the northeast. Then continue to the right two more rooms to return to the prison you were in at the beginning of the game. Check the back of the cell on the right end of the room for a Transform Bow+1α and a Moon Guard. Go left back to the other room. Check the weapons against the stairs on the bottom floor of this room for a Capria. This weapon has the 'Special' skill and will allow Patty to use her Mystic Arte! Now climb the stairs and go back out to the left. In the next room, go north. Then continue north for a scene.

You can still recover your HP/TP on the far right side of this room like you did at the beginning of the game. Use it anytime you need it. You can speak to a person in the northwest corner to shop. I suggest you buy the best possible armor you can afford for Yuri in preparation for later. A save point has also appeared here.

Exit the room and go south to see a hallway leading to the left. Go down this hallway. In the next room, continue to the north to another room with a save point. I will refer to this important room as the Central Room. Behind the statue between the stairs is a Lapis Lazuli. Climb the stairs and go through the large door at the north end of the room. Continue north for a scene.

Open the chests here for a Spirit Bangle and an Elder Cloak. Examine the throne for a Mystic Mark. Examine the door at the north end of the room.

Go back to the Central Room. Go down to the second floor and enter the door to the east. Follow the path to a room to the north. Open the chests here for a Limit Bottle and Breaker Bow. Then shoot the statue with your ring.

Go back to the Central Room. Exit the room to the south. Then go west, south, then west. Then shoot the statue with your ring.

Back to the Central Room. On the second floor, go through the door to the west. Follow the path and open the chests for a Vagabond +1 and 15000 Gald. Then shoot the statue.

Back to the Central Room. Exit the room to the south. Then go east, south, east, then north. Shoot the statue.

Recover your HP/TP in the kitchen and run from anymore fights you get into.

Return to the Central Room one last time. Proceed north to the throne room and shoot the door behind the throne to open a path. Proceed forward. Save and then climb the ramp for a scene.


SPOILERS WARNING!!!!!

IF YOU WISH TO AVOID MASSIVE SPOILERS, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT UNCOVER THE SPOILER TAGS FOR THE BOSS BATTLE BELOW UNTIL THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!!!!! WATCH THE SCENE FIRST!!!!!

SPOILERS WARNING!!!!!


After the scene has ended, you will enter battle with . . .

Boss: Estellise
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Secret Mission: Use 'Mother's Memento' during the second phase of the fight.

Note: Be sure to use a Magic Lens on both phases of this fight.

Strategy: The first part of the fight is simple. Estelle doesn't stand a chance against the combined might of your party. Just rush her down with your melee fighters while Raven heals and Rita casts. Not much else to say here. Reduce Estelle's HP to zero to enter the second phase of this fight.

After the scenes, Estelle's HP will refill to maximum and you will have to battle her alone with Yuri. First, use the item, 'Mother's Memento,' to activate a scene and accomplish the Secret Mission. Then it's time to fight. The strategy here is to free run and lure her into attacking and countering once she is vulnerable. Be careful though. As she has a tendency to break out of your combos or shrug off your attacks to attack you right back. This can be very dangerous and drain your HP fast if she combos you. Don't hesitate to use items. I suggest keeping your HP at max at all times.

The most dangerous part of this fight is when Estelle enters Over Limit, especially on higher difficulties. While she is in Over Limit, you will not be able to stun her and her spells will go off instantly. This will allow her to attack with powerful spells or heal, and there will be nothing you can do to stop her. On higher difficulties, being caught by one of her spells often means instant death. In order to survive, I suggest you keep an Over Limit Lv. 3 waiting. When she goes into Over Limit, get close to her and use you Over Limit Lv. 3 to knock her down. When she gets back up, immediately use your Mystic Arte to knock her down again. The goal is less about doing damage, and more about wasting as much of her time in Over Limit as you can. If you can survive her Over Limit state and pick your shots carefully, you should be able to bring Estelle down.

DropsStrange Mirror, Second Star
Secret Mission DropsReflect Ring
StealN/A
Experience10000
Gald6000

After the scenes, go north to a save point.

You can now walk around the castle and speak to all your party members. This place is big and it can take a fair bit of wandering to find everyone. So I'll tell you where they're at.

Go right from the save point to a new screen. Then south to a new screen. Then east two screens. Raven is laying inside his old jail cell from the beginning of the game. Go west from the jail and then north to find Estelle and Rita. From here, go down to the previous room. Then go left twice to find Patty in the castle entrance. From this room, go left, up, then take the first right to find Judith. From this room, go right, then enter the first door on the right to find Karol and Repede. Exit this room and go south one more room. Speak to the man in yellow and choose to rest.

After the scene, head towards the east exit of the city for another scene. You can now use Ba'ul to fly around the world again. Fly towards the exact center of the World Map for some scenes.

Do not enter Zaude yet. We have Side Quests to take care of first. If you have no interest in Side Quests, feel free to go inside Zaude and move on to the next section.

Mt. Temza Side Quests
Casey: Part 2

Go to Mt. Temza and go forward for a scene. You will get the Compact of Remembrance.

Miscellaneous (6)

Go to the second screen. You will see the Giganto, Pterobronc. You can fight it if you want, but there is no time limit and you can always come back when you're stronger. Either way, keep following the main path.

You should spot a path blocked by a rock on your right before you cross a chasm. Shoot the rock with your ring to break it. Open the chest here for a Golden Helm. Continue up and climb the hill. Along the way, blast rocks to open new paths and open the chests for a Golden Horn and a Holy Ring. Continue until you reach a new screen.

With every step you take, shoot the wall until the wall breaks, revealing a hidden chest. Inside is a Dark Star Gem. Follow the path, and shoot the wall to the right of an open chest until you find a spot in the wall that breaks open. The hidden chest contains a Light Star Gem. Continue to the next screen.

Skip the next screen, as there is nothing to find there. Move on to the next. Along the path, shoot a rock to your left to open a path. The chest here contains an Overdrive Lady. Continue to the next screen.

Here, take the northwest path and shoot a rock to find a Chamomile behind it. Check the dead end just to the right of this chest and shoot the wall with the ring. The hidden chest contains a Great Raptor Beak. Take the southeast path now, shoot the rock, and open the chests for a Savory, Stone Charm, and a Spirit Ring. Now climb to the top of the mountain and examine the green swirl to leave this place.

Baction Side Quest (2)
Miscellaneous (7)

Now you'll want to go back to Baction. Enter and climb down the ladder. From here, go north two rooms. In here, blast the west wall with your ring to reveal a hidden path. Walk off the ledge. Now go down one room and left to another. Blast the left wall with your ring to reveal a passage. Open the chests to get a Basil and a Poison Charm.

Now use your map to make your way to the long room to the southwest. Then follow the rooms all the way to the north and one room to the right to reach the stairs. Take them up to the next floor. Here, shoot the west wall with the ring to reveal a passage. Open the chests here for a Sage and a Verbena.

Now look at the map and navigate to the room that you originally fell from earlier. It should have a room to the north of it you haven't explored yet, making it easy to spot. Once you are there, navigate around the ledges through the door to the north and open the chests there for a Hotengeki and a Pineapple Gel. Blast a hole in the east wall and continue down the stairs in the next room.

Check under the stairs and open a hidden chest for a Faerie Ring. Go right, then down, and open the chest here for a Red Basil. Now go back up, blast a hole in the right wall, and go in the next room. Go up and then left. Open the chests here for an Antenna Guard and a Savory.

From this room, go right, down, down, down, left, down, blast the wall to the right, then down. Open the chest for an Amulet. We need to find the room to the left later for a Side Quest, and if we leave it unexplored, it will be much easier to find. So don't go in there. Now you can leave this place.

Nordopolica Side Quest (5)
Tidy Up The Warehouse: Part 4

Speak to a man standing in the long hallway leading to Belius' room. Arrange the warehouse for 3x Specifics, 3x Treats, a Paralysis Ward, and 2000 Gald.

Dahngrest Side Quest (5)
Emperor of the Night

In Dahngrest, walk towards the Inn for a scene. Flynn gets the Emperor of the Night Title.

Capua Torim Side Quests (6)
Professor Sicily: Part 3

Go to the docks and a scene will start. Sicily will give you the the Salvage Crane.

Fish Juice

Speak to a bald man standing to the east of the bottom of the stairs in front of the Inn. After the scene, speak to him a second time once you have one of each of the following: Napa Cabbage, Tofu, Kelp, Scallop, Salmon, Squid, and Shrimp. Now go to Dahngrest. Speak to the right bartender in the western tavern and give him a Flare Stone and Sharp Blade. You will get a Kitchen Knife. Now return to the man in Capua Torim for the Seafood Stew recipe.

Capua Nor Side Quests (5)
Head-turner: Part 1

Take a few steps toward the left path to start a scene. Choose to pay 1000 Gald. This opens another part of the Side Quest. But let's do something else here before we leave.

Mysterious Man: Final

Take the left path towards the Magistrate's Palace to find Duke.

World Map Side Quests (3)
Head-turner: Part 2

Sail northwest of Zaude and search for a flock of seagulls flying in a circle. Check it for a scene.

Dazzling Spin

Camp on the World Map for a scene. Flynn will learn Dazzling Spin.

Heliord Side Quest (4)
Repede's Mystic Arte

Speak to Pauly, who is standing near the giant blastia in the center of the city. After the scene, continue to the east exit for a fight. Win the battle and Repede will get the 'Special' skill, which will allow him to use his Mystic Arte. He will also get the Nanny Title.

Yumanju Side Quest
Hot Springs: Part 1

On a large continent to the northwest on the World Map, you can find Yumanju hidden in the middle of a dense forest. Its location is almost directly to the very far north of Mt. Temza. Enter and speak to the receptionist. That is all here for now.

Phaeroh's Crag Side Quest
Labyrinth of Memories: Part 1

Enter for a scene. Then go north towards the blue swirl for another scene. After the scenes, go to the far north building and speak with the Sage there. After the scene, speak to the Sage again and choose to rest there. After another scene, you can exit this place.

Mantaic Side Quest (6)
Ant Lion Man: Part 3

Hand over a Poison Ward, a Paralysis Ward, and a Stone Ward to the Kowz to get 3x Flare Capes in return.

Myorzo Side Quest (3)
Fell Arms: Part 1

Go to the Elder's Residence for a scene. You will receive Abyssion. The first Fell Arm.

This is a very long Side Quest that will grant every party member their strongest weapon, as well as two upgrades for the Sorcerer's Ring, with which you can get even more rewards. So among all other Side Quests in the game, this one is one of the most lucrative.

With all of these tasks finally finished, you can now sail to Zaude in the center of the World Map.

Zaude

Scene on entry. Go to the right and open the chest in the water for a Barrier. Continue north past the save point and examine the vent for another scene.

After the scene, go down the stairs and go left at the fork. Follow the path and you will find a room containing a lot of chests. Open them all for 15000 Gald, a Moon Cloak, Special Gel, Splash Dress, Limit Bottle, Life Bottle, Zaude Orb, 20000 Gald, and a Panacea Bottle.

Return to the fork in the previous room and go north. Examine the statue and then shoot it with the Sorcerer's Ring to flood the area.

Swim to the northwest and climb the rubble back to dry land. Open the nearby chest to the southwest for a Pineapple Gel. Follow the path northeast to a new screen.

Go into the water and then swim to the north for a Dunamis. The southeast exit of this room leads to a Lemon Gel.

Return to the first room and swim to the southwest. Go up the stairs for a scene. Continue up the stairs to a new screen. Go up the stairs and find a Rare Plate and a Rare Protector on the northwest and northeast balconies. Now enter the very large door to the north. You will find a healing save point here. Go through the door for a scene and a boss fight.

Boss: Yeager (2)
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Secret Mission: Hit Yaeger with Raven's Rain Arte right after you break his guard during the second phase of the battle.

Note: Be sure to use a Magic Lens during both phases of this fight.

Strategy: You will have to bring Raven to accomplish the Secret Mission. You will also obviously want Estelle for her healing. The other two are your choice, but I recommend leaving out Rita and bringing two fighters, as you are going to want someone to back you up while going toe to toe with Yaeger. Yuri and Flynn make a great combo, as Flynn can heal during an emergency if needed.

Yaeger is fast and deadly. His combos can make your party members drop like a leaf, and he won't hesitate to use his crossbow to chip away at a distance. He can be very hard to stun, and he will often break out of your combos as you strike him. For this first phase, just focus on staying alive and whittling his health. A scene will take over when you have reduced enough of his HP. This marks the beginning of the second phase.

Yaeger will very frequently enter Over Limit during this phase and is guaranteed to use his Mystic Arte each time. This can kill one or more of your party members, so try to spread out when he Over Limits. To accomplish the Secret Mission, you will have to break his guard during this phase and have Raven strike him with the Rain Arte. This is very, VERY difficult.

I recommend you tell your three other party members to stay back, leaving only you as Flynn on the offensive. Set Flynn's 'Beast' Arte to the neutral Artes button. Then enter Over Limit Lv. 1 and try to use Beast on him. If he guards it, start to spam Beast repeatedly as fast as you can. The goal is to trap him in his guarding stance, and if you're lucky, Beast will eventually break his guard. Don't psych yourself out by thinking his guard is only broken for a split second. That is absolutely not the case. In fact, you have lots of time to hit him with Rain once his guard is broken. If Yaeger is suddenly knocked down while you have him pinned with Beast, that is a VERY good sign that his guard was just broken. So immediately switch to Raven and hit him with Rain. A scene will take over and confirm your success when you have pulled it off. Use Limit Bottles if you must, as this can take many tries.

As much as I hate to say it, there is no shame in turning the difficulty down to Easy if you want to do this Secret Mission. It's just that difficult. If you must, beat him normally on a higher difficulty just for the sake of your pride, then reset and beat him on Easy just so you can do this Secret Mission easier.

DropsSplash Bow
Secret Mission DropsAlexandrite
StealN/A
Experience12000
Gald6000

If you want to backtrack out of here to restock on items, now is the time to do so. Heal. Save. Restock. When you are ready, head north from this room to continue.

In the next room will be the Giganto, Poseidon. You can defeat it now. It shouldn't be too difficult at this point. I highly suggest you beat him because the loot he is guarding is fantastic. Behind him you can find a Mjolnir, Shiden, and a Rod. The Rod has the 'Special' skill, which will allow Estelle to use her Mystic Arte!

Whether you beat the Giganto or not, go through the nearby door to the right. Follow the path until you find a room full of water. Go up the first flight of stairs and push the block there off the platform to the south. Open the nearby chest to the right for a Neptune. Now go down the stairs and push the block on top of another block that looks exactly the same at the south. Now go back up the stairs and shoot the blue orb to raise the water.

Swim to the stairs at the southeast end of the room and push the block to the west and into the water to create a path across. If the block didn't rise with the water, you didn't place it in the right place below. Anyway, continue to the west. This next part is very important. Be sure to shoot the red orb with your ring while standing on the left side of the crack in the floor. If done right, you will be standing on a balcony with a chest. Open the chest for a Treat and a Specific. Now go through the door to the west.

Continue down the halls to the west until you can go north. Follow the path down the stairs. Push the block furthest to the northeast down and into the water. Open the chests just to the south for a Melange Gel and a World Charm.

Now approach the block that is furthest to the left in this room. Push it as far as you can to the right, then up into the water. Then push the block with a blue orb on top to the southwest corner of the platform. Now stand on the block you just pushed into the water and shoot the blue orb with your ring. Open the chests for a Red Orb and a Lemon Gel. Now shoot the red orb with your ring to open the path.

Now exit this room the same way you came in. Go east down the hall to the next room and set the red orb on the pedestal in the center of the balcony here. Then shoot the orb with your ring.

Go back to the west room, shoot the red orb with your ring to lower the water, descend the stairs, and exit through the east door. Now head towards the massive door at the north end of the room for a scene. You will get the Maris Stella.

Now you can go through the massive door to the next room. Open the chests on the northwest and northeast balconies for an Asura and Death Contrast. After, go through the door for a scene and a forced fight. Then another scene. After, use the northern save point and proceed through the last door for a boss fight.

Boss: Alexei
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Secret Mission: Knock Alexei down after he uses his Mystic Arte.

Strategy: I suggest bringing Yuri, Estelle, Rita, and Flynn. In terms of melee damage or speed, Alexei doesn't pose too much of a particular threat. However, he can cast the Tidal Wave Arte, which will hit your entire party and is unavoidable. So absolutely do NOT let him cast under any condition.

Alexei will go into Over Limit very frequently. Every time he does, he is guaranteed to use his Mystic Arte, which hits nearly the entire field. If you aren't careful, this can wipe out your entire party. The best strategy to survive his onslaught of Mystic Artes is to prepare before the battle. Set skills to boost your defenses, HP, and equip items that boost your health and defense. Cook a dish that raises your magic defense. Also, when he goes into Over Limit, go into Over Limit as well and try to stay behind him to minimize the damage, as his Mystic Arte hits less times behind him than in front.

In order to accomplish the Secret Mission, knock Alexei down after he uses his Mystic Arte. Once he uses it, he will be immobile for several seconds. Attack him during this time. Once a scene takes over, you will have known you succeeded. He is going to use his Mystic Arte many times, so you will have plenty of opportunities to pull this off. Same as the fight with Schwann, Repede's Gale Dog can come in handy if you're having trouble with this.

DropsSpring of Wisdom
Secret Mission DropsFaerie Ring
StealRed Verbena
Experience17000
Gald10000

Watch the scenes and the second arc will finally come to a close.