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Guide and Walkthrough by Zoelius
/ Zennvirus

Version: 0.32 | Updated: 06/07/2019
FAQ of the Month Winner: May 2016 | Highest Rated Guide

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright and Other Information
  2. Gameplay Basics
    1. Characters
    2. Battle Basic
    3. Other Terminology
    4. Gameplay Changes from Cold Steel
  3. Prologue
    1. Prologue Part A: November 29
    2. Prologue Part B: November 30
  4. Act 1 - Part 1
    1. December 1st
    2. Celdic
    3. Twin Dragons Bridge
    4. December 4
  5. Act 1 - Part 2
    1. Nord Highlands - South, Part: A
    2. Nord Highlands - North
    3. Aria Shrine
    4. Nord Highlands - South, Part: B
    5. Watchtower
    6. December 8
  6. Act 1 - Part 3
    1. December 9
    2. Legram
    3. Aqua Shrine
    4. Bareahard
    5. Bareahard Airport
    6. December 12
  7. Intermission Chapter
  8. Act 2 - Part 1
    1. December 15
    2. Searching for Friends (Garrelia Section)
    3. Searching for Friends (Legram Section)
    4. Searching for Friends (Nord Section)
    5. December 17
    6. December 18
  9. Act 2 Part 2
    1. December 19
    2. December 20
    3. December 21
    4. Roer
    5. RF Building
    6. December 22
  10. Act 2 Part 3
    1. December 23
    2. Shrine Trials Part A
    3. Terra Shrine - Trial
    4. Aria Shrine - Trial
    5. Aqua Shrine - Trial
    6. Ignis Shrine - Trial
    7. December 24 & 25
    8. December 26
  11. Act 2 - Part 4
    1. December 27
    2. Bareahard Section
    3. Celdic & Roer
    4. Shrines Trials Part B
    5. December 30
  12. Finale
    1. December 30 Night Time
    2. December 31st
    3. Final Mission
    4. Infernal Castle
  13. Epilogue
    1. March 12
    2. March 13 Free Day
    3. Final Dungeon
  14. Divertissement
  15. New Game +
  16. Mini Games
    1. Snowboarding
    2. Blade II
  17. Optional Bosses
  18. Character Profile
    1. Class VII
    2. Supporters
    3. Year 1 Class I / II
    4. Year 1 Class III / IV / V
    5. Year 2 Class I / II
    6. Year 2 Class III / IV / V
    7. Instructors etc.
  19. Item List
    1. Weapon List
    2. Armor List
    3. Accessory List
    4. Consumables and Other Items
    5. Book List
  20. Arts and Quartz
    1. Arts
    2. Quartz
    3. Ex-Orb
  21. Master Quartz
    1. Earth Type
    2. Water Type
    3. Fire Type
    4. Wind Type
    5. Time Type
    6. Space Type
    7. Mirage Type
  22. Skill List
    1. Character Skills
    2. Valimar Skills
  23. Advance Strategy - Formations (In-Depth)
    1. Formation Types
  24. Advance Strategy - Stacking (In-Depth)
    1. Advance Strategy - Four Tools
  25. Advance Strategy - Character Evaluation (In-Depth)
    1. Field Characters
    2. Characters (In-Depth)
    3. The Characters
    4. General Recommendations
  26. Recipe List
  27. Fishing List
  28. Enemy List
  29. Trophy List
  30. Credits

Act 2 - Part 4

December 27

When you regain control, explore the ship, go and speak to Munk and Klein on the third floor. This will update their character profiles. You can speak to Jusis on the same floor for a short event. Then go to the second floor and speak to Dorothee, this will update her profile. Then purchase the Curry recipe from her. Then speak to Kenneth in the cafeteria and talk to Emma or Celine for a short event. Then head to the first floor and speak to Paula. Play the Blade mini game to raise the Link EXP between your classmates. When you're done, speak to Towa at the bridge area and set your destination to Ymir.

Nightmare Tip

A: 1st Two-Team Battle: At the end of this Act, you'll be forced to fight 2 consecutive battles, each with a different team. You get 2 guest characters to help you for story purposes (one per battle) to assist the Class VII members minus Sara. This translates into the need to bring a well-leveled, well-equipped party to each battle. However, in keeping with the economics, and bearing in mind that Def is not that relevant in Nightmare, there are only a few things you need to consider buying/making:

  1. 10 weapons for the whole Class VII. SARA WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THESE BATTLES, so you don't need to count her in if you don't want to.
  2. Enough Attack Stacks (i.e. only the 3 Attack quartz) for those members with naturally high STR. Even if you don't intend to use them, now is a good time to assemble these quartz. (Members would be Rean, Laura, Gaius, and Millium).
  3. Str and Spd Task Equipment. If you have the Fishing Points, get at least 4 Warrior or Gladiator Badge accessories from Kenneth in the Courageous or Annabel at Ymir's pub.
  4. A Canceller Set and a Dodge Set if you have not build them before. Canceller is for Rean, Dodge is for Fie.
  5. Make sure Rean, Laura, Fie, and Emma have 2 slots in their ARCUS that are upgraded to Level 2 (one element-oriented, one non-elemental).

B: Sepith gathering/Level Building: In order to fund the above requirements, you'll need 90 000+ mira and a good amount of sepith, in particular Fire and Time. Time will be the hardest to come by, so spend it wisely. Spend some Water and Earth sepiths (in batches of 1000) if you need to reach certain amounts of mira, since they are the most common and are easily replenished.

Where to get the sepith/levels? For story purposes, you'll be required to tackle the 3 remaining Shrines, use these chances to fight every possible enemy in the dungeons. You'll need to swap character to complete the Trial Chests inside (2 per Cave for a total of 6) so take those chances to do a little grinding.

Ideally, you'll be aiming to have as many Fighter/Tanks and any other Class VII member on between Lv 107 and 109. That, plus Stacking will guarantee you'll rip apart the Chapter boss teams. With Impunity. On this Act, you have access now to the Four Tools. See the Advanced Strategies section for more detail.

C: Rather you use Four Tools or not, Alisa will get the True Gladiator Belt as a permanent fixture on her EVERY TIME SHE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER ON BOSS FIGHTS. Also, she will be permanently linked to Rean, switching only to Fie if you plan on using her.

Missable List

Recipe: Spicy CurryPurchase the Curry Recipe Book from the General Store.
Recipe: Mixed GrillJosef: Arseid Mansion
Book: Gambler Jack Reprint #13Purchase from Fortnum Books (Christie's Galleria 2F) (Bareahard)
Book: Gambler Jack Reprint #14Purchase from Fortnum Books (Christie's Galleria 2F) (Bareahard)
Book: Gambler jack II - Chapter 13Spare: Aurochs Fort
Black Records #5Lohengrin Castle, SW corner. (Second Playthrough only)
Quest: Father's Pocket WatchSpeak to Jackass at Jackass' Repair Shop (Roer) *Alisa must be in the party.

New Character Profiles

Toval [Page 3]Automatically.
Emma [Page 3]Automatically.
Paula [Page 2]Speak to Paula at Courageous 1F - Hangar.
Dorothee [Page 2]Speak to Dorothee at the Courageous 2F- Book Room.
Kenneth [page 2]Speak to Kenneth at Courageous 2F - Cafeteria
Klein [Page 2]Speak to Klein at Courageous 3F - Weapon Shop.
Munk [Page 2]Speak to Munk at Courageous 3F - Resting Area
Claire [Page 3]Part of the "Hearts in Harmony" Quest line.
Hibelle [Page 2]
Instructor Mary [Page 2]
CharacterRequirements [Character Note]LocationRole in Courageous
Beryl [Page 2]Recruited Beryl into Courageous.YmirOpens Fortune Telling section.
Bridget [Page 1]Recruited Bridget into Courageous.BareahardFound on the 2nd floor, if you give her Unique Dishes, she will reward you with some items.
If you manage to cook every Unique Dish, she will reward you with a rare quartz.
Colette [Page 1]Recruited Colette into Courageous.BareahardOpens an accessory store for Courageous.
Rex [Page 2]Recruited Rex into Courageous.Aurochs FortN/A
Rosine [Page 2]Part of the "Hearts in Harmony" Quest line..CeldicCan purchase a special type medicine from Rosine.
Theresia [Page 1]Recruited Theresia into Courageous.BareahardUnlocked Shooting Range Facility Level 4-5.

A new course is added to the Snowboarding mini game. Finish that course to get the Passionate Rouge accessory. Then go to Ymir Canyon for an event. (Note: Quick Travel will not trigger the event. You need to manually enter Ymir Canyon) Then head to the very end of the Canyon, you will find Beryl, speak to her and she will join Courageous. Return to Courageous. You can speak to Beryl on the second floor. Beryl will act as a fortune teller, asking her will let you know your relationship status of your friends and who is qualify for the final bonding event scene for the bonding trophy.


Then speak to Towa and set your destination to Legram. Then go to the Arseid Mansion at the northwest end of the map. Speak to Josef, the chef that is speaking to the maid, Josef will teach you the Mixed Grill recipe. Then go to the Bracer Guild and speak to Klaus or Miles to start one of the side quests.

Quest NameMist Opportunity / ローエングリン城の調査

Accept the request, and then go to the port area and speak to Klaus. You will need Emma in your party or else Klaus won't let you go to Lohengrin Castle. Go to the top of the hill to enter Lohengrin Castle.

Note: If this is your second playthrough or higher, you can find the last Black Records on the bottom left corner.
Head upstairs, and go to the east side, you will find the Chakravarti Gem in a monster chest. Then go to the opposite side and pick up the EP Charge IV in the treasure, then enter the door nearby to the Left Wing. Pick up the chest on your way down, you will get a Dark Emblem. When you reach the end, you will find an orbment station, heal up and then fight the boss at the bottom center.

BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Lucifuge156170 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100, 140, 80, 200N/A★★☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★★★☆
This boss will constantly summon Shadow Spirts to aid him in battle. If you defeat all of the spirits, it will focus on summoning more instead of attacking you. The spirits will usually cast magic at you and if you can't get rid of them fast enough, use your S-Craft to instantly remove them. The most annoying thing about this fight is Boss' Soul Pinon skill, this will put one of your party members out of commission and will slowly drain that person's health. You can use your S-Craft to enough damage to have the boss release your friend in an instant.
Monster ListItem Drop 1Item Drop 2
Shadow SpiritEP Charge ICuria Balm
Wandering ArmorTeara BalmU-Material
Wandering SwordReviving BalmeU-Material
Dark CanineRed Beast FleshGlobby Fat
Death SluggerChitinous ShellU-Material
Treasure ListLocation
Chakravarti GemLohengrin Castle - Entrance Hall
EP Charge IV
Dark EmblemLohengrin Castle - Left Wing
ClientButler Klaus
RewardYoukai Gem, 4000 Mira, 4 AP

Bareahard Section

Afterwards, go to Bareahard. Then go to Fortnum Books at Christie's Galleria 2F and purchase the Gambler Jack Reprints. Then head to the Noble District, and go inside house #2, speak to Bridget, and call out Alan for Bridget to Join Courageous. Then go to the Central Plaza and enter Sorciere Restaurant. Go upstairs and speak to Caroline. Accept the request, then bring Alisa to your party. Go to the entrance of Underground Waterway, you will find Theresia. Speak to her and bring Emily to recruit her to Courageous. Theresia will let you access Level 4-5 for the Shooting Range facility, clearing all 5 levels will give you the Cypher Master Quartz. Now go to Artisan Street and enter Turner's Jewelry and speak to Colette. Select the first choice to help her. Then go to South Kreuzen Highway and find four pieces of Dryad's Tear (it's marked with a green exclamation mark on the mini map). Once you have collected all the Dryad's Tear, report to Colette, and she will join Courageous. Head back to Bareahard, you can finally access North Kreuzen Highway 2, in there you will find a new fishing spot and a Trial Chest for Alisa/Elliot/Laura/Jusis.

Trial Chest BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
King Falena x267392 (Normal)80, 100, 120, 140Adamantine Shield R, Confuse II★★☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
War Falena x412036 (Normal)80, 100, 120, 140Hearty Powder, Curia Balm★★☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
PreparationAccessory: Sleep resistant accessory on Elliot.
With a full party, you can easily wipe out the entire mobs with a your S-Craft. If not, then use Alisa's Heavenly Gift for Insight and CP Recovery. If the mobs attack, they will use a gas attack that can cause Sleep. So make sure you have Elliot with a Sleep resistant accessory in case if something goes wrong.
Monster ListItem Drop 1Item Drop 2
Mad WeedCrisp OnionGlobby Fat
Egg ViperClear GelatinChitinous Shell
Were FalenaHearty PowderCuria Balm
Cursed RosesGlobby FatU-Material
Treasure ListLocation
U-Material x8North Kreuzen Highway 2
Golden Bell

When you're done the activities listed above. You should travel to Aurochs Fort by going through the Aurochs Canyon path.

Monster ListItem Drop 1Item Drop 2
AnteaterFresh MilkRed Beast Flesh
War MantisChitinous ShellClear Gelatin
Stealth TurtleWhite Beast FleshChitinous Shell
Attack DogRed Beast FleshGlobby Fat
Green RaccoonRed Beast FleshU-Material
HorneaterChitinous ShellRed Beast Flesh
ZwordarHearty PowderRed Beast Flesh
Treasure ListLocation
Sepith x200Aurochs Canyon 1
Celestial Balm EXAurochs Canyon 2
Impede 2
Sepith Mass x700Aurochs Canyon 3
Shadow Blade

There will be a fishing spot right near the entrance. You can also find some good treasures along the way. A Trial Chest for Machias/Jusis is located on Auroch Canyon 2. Then the side quest monster on Aurochs Canyon 3.

Trial Chest BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Elder Mantis48672 (Normal)100, 160, 100, 120Nightmare II★★☆☆★★★☆★★☆☆★★☆☆
War Mantis10908 (Normal)100, 160, 100, 120Chitinous Shell, Clear Gelatin★★☆☆★★★☆★★☆☆★★☆☆
PreparationFormation: A line with Machias on top.
Quartz: Give Machias Armor Set with Attack 2-3. Jusis equipped with the strongest Water art.
Accessory: Death protection, True Gladiator Belt on Jusis.
Wipe out the mobs with Machias 2nd S-Craft if your Level is high enough. Machias then alternates between attacking normally and using Burst Drive. Jusis alternates between Water arts and Noble Command. Take advantage of the Zero Arts bonus, it will show up pretty frequent for this battle.
Quest NameCanyon, or CAN'Tyon? / オーロックス峡谷道の手配魔獣
You can find the quest monster at the southeast corner of Aurochs Canyon 3.
BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Volkeron146640 (Normal)120, 200, 100, 70Nightmare II★☆☆☆★★★☆☆☆☆☆★★★★
PreparationFormation: Baiting with Fie on the Top.
Quartz: All get Freeze/Freeze II if you have them. If Freeze 2 is not available, use Sleep. Make sure Emma has your strongest Water art.
Accessory: Burn protection. Fie gets Task equipment to increase her Agl.
Links: Alisa and Fie.
The boss has a ton of HP, but you can easily delay it with attacks from Fie. such as her Bullet Cyclone or Rean's Arc Slash. Then Rely on Water arts as your source of damage. The boss can be easily delayed, along with freeze. If you don't have those quartz, sleep also works pretty effectively against this boss.
Defeat the boss monster and you will be rewarded with the Rakshasha quartz.
ClientPrince Olivert
RewardRakshasha, 3000 Mira, 4 AP

When you reach to Aurochs Fort, speak to Rex, bring Fiedelio to recruit him to Courageous. Then head into the resting area, and speak to Spare by the counter, he will give you a copy of Gambler Jack II Chapter 13.

Celdic & Roer

After this, head to Celdic. Bring Elliot to your party and speak to Rosine at the Chapel to start one of the side quests.

Quest NameHearts in Harmony / 癒しの演奏会
Speak to Rosine with Elliot in your party. If you do not have Elliot, Rosine won't talk you. Accept her request. You will need to find people that are proficient with music for her. The people are:
  • Instructor Mary - Roer House #1 (2F Southeast) (This will also update her character profile)
  • Fiona - Proving Ground - Store area
  • Andre - Street Musician on Bareahard Central Plaza
  • Hibelle and Bridget (You don't need to talk to them, but they must be recruited in order for you get the bonus 2 AP)
Once you have gather everyone, go to the Celdic Chapel, and speak to Rosine at the center, select the first choice when you're ready. If you found every member, you get an extra 2 AP, if not then you get 1.
RewardZeram Powder, 4500 Mira, 3 (+2) AP

Then set your destination to Roer. Have Alisa in your party and go to Jackass' Repair Shop, and speak to Jackass, accept the request to start a hidden quest.

Quest NameFather's Pocket Watch / 父の懐中時計 [Hidden Quest]

Bring Alisa to your party and accept the request from Jackass. You will need to speak to three NPC sets to finish this quest. This includes

  1. Harves and his assistant - Entrance of Roer Institute of Technology (Roer 2F NW).
  2. Mine Chief Rudolf - Outside of Sachsen Iron Mines
  3. Miner Aman - Inside Sachsen Iron Mines - Station Area
  4. Old Man Gwen - Lake Lacrima

When you have spoken to the four NPC, report to Jackass to finish the quest.

RewardSeraph, 4500 Mira, 4 AP

Afterwards, return to Courageous and report the quest you have finished to the computer terminal. Then work on the main story by finishing the remaining Shrines.

Shrines Trials Part B

You will need to clear the other three Shrines. Read the Shrine Trials Part A for navigating through the Shrines. When you reach to the end of the second cave, you will fight Magic Knight Heavy Ruby.

BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Magic Knight Heavy Ruby199127 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100N/A★★☆☆★★☆☆★★☆☆★★★☆
PreparationFormation: Tank 2 with Jusis on Top.
Quartz: Aside from Rean and Laura's basic Set (Canceller and Warrior), give them as much Spd as possible.
Accessory: Task Equipment giving Spd and Str boost (prioritize on Spd).
Links: Rean/Alisa.

During the start of the first phase, if the boss takes the first turn, it will attack you or buff itself. If it buffs itself it will gain a massive attack power and also will heal itself. Start by buffing yourself if not then use Arc Slash with Rean, Radiant Wings with Laura. Using Laura's Earth Cleaver will be your main source of damage. When the boss' HP drop to 60-70K, spam your S-Craft to finish it off.

If your party members don't consist of the members above, just focus on having a healer on the far back using an area heal, while your damage dealers using their crafts and arts to deal maximum damage.

Then when you reach the end of the third cave, you will be fighting Isla-Zeriel.

BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Magic Knight Isla-Zeriel210210 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100N/A★★☆☆★★☆☆★★☆☆★★★☆
PreparationFormation: Tank 2 with Jusis on Top.
Quartz: Aside from Rean and Laura's basic Set (Canceller and Warrior), give them as much Spd as possible.
Accessory: Task Equipment giving Spd and Str boost (prioritize on Spd).
Links: Rean/Alisa.
You can use the exact same setup as fighting the previous knight boss. This boss battle is almost identical, with it having tiny bit higher stats than the previous boss.

At the end of the final cave, you will be fighting Grianos-Aura.

BossHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Grianos-Aura249843 (Normal)90, 90, 90, 90, 110, 110, 110N/A★★☆☆★★☆☆★★★☆★☆☆☆
PreparationFormation: Tank 2 with Jusis on Top.
Quartz: Emma gets the Might Set. If you have them, give her to the corresponding Elemental Bell quartz and the strongest art of Time/Space/Mirage.
Zeus Gem on Rean.
Accessory: Freeze and Confuse resistant accessory.
Links: Rean/Alisa.
At the start of the battle, Emma her second S-Craft will be unlocked. If you want to speed things up, Overdrive with Rean and Emma as soon as possible. Then Rean uses Spd-boosting and Emma Crescent Shell. She must re-apply on her every turn. When everything is set, the boss will get occasional turns if you don't equip the Zeus Gem on Rean. Even with the Gem, he will still get a turn every now and then. For that reason, have Emma use Crescent Shell on her next turn after the boss has attacked. Once Crescent Shell has been applied, she is to use your choice of arts. S-Crafts when the boss crosses the 60 000 HP mark. The boss has attacks that will cause freeze or confuse on your characters, makes you have freeze resistant accessory for this fight.

When you have collected all four Zemurian Crystals, return to Courageous. Before, you do the next story objective, create the whole set of Attack Ex-Orbs and equip them on Valimar. If you have collected every possible Character Note up to this point, talk to Alfin to get the Medal of Kindness. Then create a backup save file at this point. You can speak to Emma or Celine at the Cafeteria for a short event. Then revisit any of Shrines if you miss a Trial Chest. This is also a great time for you to defeat all Cryptids if you haven't done that yet. When you're ready, speak to George at the Courageous Hangar and select the choice in red to move the main story.

Note: All of your party members are automatically boosted to level 108 (Sara will be at 111) at this point if you haven't level them.

December 30

If you are planning on getting the Bonding trophies for multiple characters, you have two chances now to set them. You'll be given the chance to play one match of Blade with a Class VII member (plus Sara) and to choose a support for the next Mech Battle. Both events are worth 800 Link Exp and they both make your choice partners available for 'Chosen Partner Event' at the beginning of the Finale if said characters also have Link Lv 6 (6000 EXP or higher) with Rean.
New Character Profiles
Monica [Page 2]Speak to Monica in Courageous 4F.

Attend the bonding event of your choice by playing a game of Blade with them at the leisure room. Read the description above for more information. Then head to the 4th floor and speak to Monica twice, this will update her profile and she will also give you a Kaiser Burger. If have acquired every profiles listed so far, speak to Alfin at the 4th floor to receive the Phoenix Medal of Love. If you have acquired all three Phoenix Medals, Alfin will also give you the Vermillion Master Quartz. If this is your second playthrough and have acquired the Vermillion Master Quartz, you will receive a Deus Gem. You can also speak to Professor Schmitt at the Hangar for a brief scene. When your are all ready, go speak to Towa at the bridge and start the operation.

Assigned your party members, you will be split into two teams. Towa is a mandatory member for Team A, and Angelica for Team B. Any members that are not selected will be put into Team B. Make sure both teams are fairly balanced or else you might struggle in the upcoming boss battle.

If you did not meet the required Level nor have the best weapons for all of Class VII, your best bet is to put Laura and Fie on Team B with Machias, while Team A gets Alisa and Jusis (or Emma if you want to use arts) since their fight can be harder. If however, you have the best possible weapons, and your characters are Lv 107-109, all you need are 2 S-Crafts (not even buffed) per fight to wrap things up if you give all fighters the Warrior Set (minus Rean).

Then select your link partner for the Divine Knight Battle, whoever you selected here is also one of the possible conditions for triggering the final bonding event for the bonding trophy.

BossHPElemental EfficacyIdle StanceAttack Stance
Goliath B210000 (Normal)100, 110, 100, 120B:★☆☆☆LA:★★★☆RA:★☆☆☆B:★☆☆☆LA:★☆☆☆RA:★★★★
Kestrel B160000 (Normal)120, 100, 110, 100B:★★★☆H:★★☆☆A:★★☆☆B:★★★★H:★☆☆☆A:★☆☆☆
Regardless of your partner, go for the Goliath first to build CP. Make sure to heal when under half HP. As soon as you hit 200 CP, begin using Morning Moon. Since Kestrel is the fastest, it will be taking most of your counter-attacks.

After this, make all the preparation you need in Trista. You can only adjust Team A. Then you ready, head to Thors academy and you will start Team B's battle first and then Team A after.

Team B Boss BattleHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Vincent55596 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
Sariffa58880 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★☆☆☆
Lambert63506 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Friedel57684 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
PreparationFormation: Automatic, you have no control on character placement.
Quartz: Give Laura Impede 2.
Accessory: Spd Boosting, Machias gets Gladiator Belt, Fie and Laura the Gladiator Headbands.
Links: Laura and Fie.
Start with Laura's Brilliant Spin, this will gather all the enemies in one spot and then have Fie use Bullet Cyclone. This can easily cause status ailments and AT Delay on them. Angelica begins taking down Sariffa with Zero Impact. The have Fie will be using Bullet Cyclone on every turn while Machias spams Burst Drive. Laura sticks to Brilliant Ember to Mute Sariffa in case she gets a turn. After Sariffa has fallen, switch to using Earth Cleaver. Make sure you scan all of them if you are collecting the battle trophy. Just make sure you focus on Sariffa first since she is the toughest and can heal the party. If each boss drops below 50%, S-Craft is a safe way of finishing them off. If are not using this party, then make you focus on using skills that cause status ailments on them, such as Seal, they are extremely effective for this battle.
Team A Boss BattleHPElemental EfficacyItem DropSlashThrustPierceStrike
Patrick56613 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
Celestin60030 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Ferris52752 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
Edel57114 (Normal)100, 100, 100, 100N/A☆☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆★☆☆☆
PreparationFormation: Tank with Rean on Top.
Quartz: If you have an extra one, choose between Attack 3 or Action 3 for Towa.
Accessory: Spd Task Equipment on Towa.
Links: Rean/Alisa.
Start with Towa's A-Detector. This lets you scan enemies and make elements 50% more effective. The have Rean cast Chrono Burst and then moves to either side of the enemy team and begins using Arc Slash. When everyone's position is set, begin using your strongest arts. Alisa sticks with using Heavenly Gift. When you have scanned everyone, use your S-Craft to finish them off. Focus first on Celestin since he is the toughest and can heal the party. If you intend on casting arts, make sure you cast them before Ferris, because she can Impede them. If are not using this party, then make you focus on using skills that cause status ailments on them, such as Seal, they are extremely effective for this battle.

Afterwards, the game will accumulate all the AP you have earned through this chapter. If you acquire a total of 67 AP, you will get a S Rank.

Cleared the Spirit Shrines10
Took back the academy12
Recruited Bridget2
Recruited Beryl2
Recruited Colette2
Recruited Rex2
Recruited Rosine2
Recruited Theresia2
Recruited upper class students6
Recruited all students10
Quest: Mist Opportunity4
Quest: Hearts in Harmony3 +2
Quest: Canyon, or CAN'Tyon?4
Quest: Father's Pocket Watch4