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[top]Overview

Players: 1-4
Online Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to Platinum: 150+ hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 4-5 playthroughs depending on title progress
Collectible Trophies: All Title trophies are technically collectable, A Collector's Collector , and Monster Fanatic
Missable Trophies: Technically every trophy in this game is missable other than the story related trophies


[top]Introduction


Welcome to the Tales of Symphonia Trophy Guide. In this guide I will give detailed information on how to complete the platinum for this game. Tales of Symphonia is one of two games that were remastered then compiled in the Tales of Symphonia Chronicles collection. Tales of Symphonia originated back on the Gamecube and later on had been ported to PS2 which left never Japan. The version we received in this collection is the PS2 version that we never got but now we do. In the realm of the platinum side of things, there really isn't too much different from the Gamecube version for those that have played the original. The only new things that were added that are needed for the platinum are costume titles, and a new dungeon bosses in Forbidden Anamesis. However outside of that there are new events, some new side quests, new mystic artes, and probably some other stuff that I'm forgetting.

This is currently the most time intensive plats of the Tales games and will take you a considerable amount of time to complete. At minimum you'll need to do 4 playthroughs, and possibly more if you happen to mess up anything along the way. The hardest thing for most players is having to do playthrough after playthrough without getting burnt out.

Tales of Symphonia is one of my personal favorite Tales games and I'm excited that I can do the guide for one of my all-time favorite Tales games. Now we just need Eternia and Abyss with trophies! With that said, onto the guide!


[top]Tips & Strategies

New Game+
As with all Tales games, there will always be a NG+. In Tales there is the Grade Shop where you can buy upgrades or transfer over some of the things you've done in a previous playthrough. Symphonia is a little more strict in this regard since the average amount of grade you earn in a typical playthrough is around 1500, not nearly enough to buy everything in the shop. So here I will list every required option that is needed to take into all your playthroughs.
  • Play Time - 10 Grade
  • Recipes - 50 Grade
  • Cooking Ability - 50 Grade
  • Titles - 1000 Grade
  • Figurines - 10 Grade
  • Monster Book - 10 Grade
  • Collectors Book - 10 Grade
  • Mini Game - 10 Grade (This will move your casino chips into NG+)
  • Battle Info - 10 Grade
  • GRADE - 100 Grade

This will cost you around 1260 Grade, which should be enough for those with an average playthrough grade wise. If you have more grade to splurge with then the below upgrades are also helpful.
  • EX Skills - 400 Grade
  • EX Gems - 600 Grade
  • 10X EXP - 3000 Grade

Also remember that all Grade spend in the Grade Shop will always be refunded so your amount will keep building playthrough after playthrough.

Grade/Gald/Level Farming

- GRADE -

Farming Grade in this game is fairly easy if you've got time to spare. The earlier you do it the more likely you'll get more points. It's probably better to stay on normal difficulty in the end unless you are farming for 256+ hard battles. However, note that if you play poorly that will drive Grade into the negatives as well.

Best places to farm grade are monsters waaaaay back in the beginning of the game. The goal is making the battles end very quickly which gives a lot of grade. Granted this method is still slow but it's the only real method where you can laze around. My tv is next to my computer so I tend to work on my computer while doing the battles at the same time. You can set all the characters to Auto and all you have to do is get them into a battle and exit the battle screen when it's over. I never did specifically Grade farm but this is also a great method for mastering cooking levels as well.

- GALD -
First things first you need to have Colette with her Item Getter EX Skill which is;
Level 3 - Lucky
Level 1 - Sharp-eyed
Level 4 - Stat Boost
Level 2 - Magical

Next, set Regal's level 2 gem to Personal, which will decrease the cost of items bought in shops.

Now that is done use Colette to farm Rune Bottles from the Chimera in the Fooji Mountains. I highly suggest using a melee character and setting a shortcut to Colette's Item Thief ability. Have her set to fight the same enemy as you and keep telling her to use Item Thief til you steal the Rune Bottle and then help kill all the enemies with Colette. Make sure Raine is on auto with no attack abilities, and the 4th person in your party set to Manual. It can take 1-3 hits of Item Thief to grab the Rune Bottles from the Chimera and you don't want the enemy to die before you steal it. Once you have 20 Rune Bottles, travel to Flanoir and buy 20 Talismans from the accessory shop for 144,000 Gald. It will be 144,000 gald if you have Regal's Personal attribute set. Now go to your items and use a Rune Bottle on the Talisman which now will turn into a Blue Talisman. Make 20 of these with the Rune Bottles, and sell them for a grand total of 440,000 Gald.

You'll have millions of Gald in no time using this.

- LEVEL -
There are a few places that you can level farm in this game should you need to around end game.
  • Vinheim - This is the final dungeon of the game. If you take the staircase all the way up and there will be 3 angel enemies that you can farm over and over by entering and exiting the room.
  • Forbidden Anamesis - You can level up much faster in this dungeon but at a risk. There are no save points or ways to leave this dungeon at will. So if you don't want to risk this I would just go farm in Vinheim instead.

In combination to the farming you should equip an active character in battle with the Dark Seal/Demon Seal and Krona Symbol. The Krona Symbol will negate all negative effects both seals cause. Equipping both a Dark Seal and Demon Seal on the same character will not increase the experience gained.


[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits

Zelos Early Gigolo Title
This is one fairly known glitch in this game which continues over from the Gamecube version into the PS3 version with a few changes. This time around you have to have the Derris Emblem then you can speak to Zelos' Butler to receive the title. So much easier than talking to every female npc in the game.


[top]Roadmap

To get the platinum for ToS you'll need to do a minimum of 4 playthroughs, however that all depends on a number of factors. Since you've been reading this guide you know you need 4+ playthroughs, but why is that? There are new titles in the game compared to the Gamecube version that would make you have to do 7 playthroughs if you don't know a few tricks to these titles. These titles can be combined together for certain characters and can be reduced to 4 playthroughs, and to do this follow the below agenda.

First Playthrough: Colette
Second Playthrough: Zelos
Third Playthrough: Kratos
Fourth Playthrough: Regal and Genis

Honestly playthrough 1-3 you can choose those three characters in any order you want. Fourth playthrough though you should keep for Regal and Genis and I'll explain more about that in the fourth playthrough details. I personally chose to do Kratos first, Colette second, and Zelos third. Only reason being for that is Kratos is my favorite character in the game.

First Playthrough

For this guide I decided that Colette is really the best character to focus on for the first playthrough, especially if you're a first time player. Unless you're a jerk, Colette's affection for you will almost always be in the Top 3. Hell, Colette still ended up in my Top 3 on my first playthrough even with being somewhat of a jerk to turn more favour to Kratos. Why is affection important? During Flanoir you have a choice from three characters with the highest affection which will allow you to have different events centered around that character. To complete the Collector's Book you need three items that are given by Colette, Kratos, and Zelos during these events which means this needs at minimum three playthroughs to complete. There are also 4 other Flanoir titles that you'll need to keep track of as well. Make sure to pick Colette at Flanoir and complete her "Twinsies" title before heading into the Torent Forest in Heimdall.

Picking Colette also ensures Zelos stays in your party and that means more access to some side quests that are unavailable on Kratos' route. Which is a little more stress free than trying to figure out stuff for a Kratos run for someone that's never played before. Especially with some of the new alterations to picking Kratos.

On the first playthrough, I highly suggest that you do everything possible in the game on one playthrough so you can relax somewhat through the other playthroughs. Definitely get the Treasure Hunter title out of the way and some of the other challenging titles which I'll make note of after playthrough details. I would aim to hit level 100 (all but Kratos) on this playthrough since you'll need to be 90+ for Forbidden Anamesis anyway. For my first playthrough I did the Wooden Sword, no gels, no escapes, all treasure, 256+ hard difficulty kills, and Dog Lover. I did try to attempt no deaths, but it was next to impossible for me without being able to use gels in battle.

Second Playthrough

On the second playthrough, you should be able to just run through most of the playthrough without having to worry about much with the exception of whatever you missed on your first playthrough. Aim to finish more of the challenge titles during this playthrough. Now is the time to consider doing the Gung Ho title either this playthrough or on your 4th playthrough. See the notable titles section under the playthrough agendas for more info. Next agenda is if you are choosing Zelos for your second playthrough. You can get Sheena's "Star Straddler" title in conjuction with Zelos' "Altamiran Rider" title. Make sure to defeat Kuchinawa before picking Zelos at Flanoir and you will be able to complete this title once you finish the rest of the requirements (no time limit).

However, the only issue now comes with getting Zelos into your Top 3. I would personally try to be a jerk with everyone when possible and definitely get all of Zelos' field skits. He also has a few side quests that will push his affection higher, like saving the princess, and the lost boy in Sybak. The reason Zelos is hard to get into the Top 3 is because you get him very late into the party while others have been able to develop affection already for the first part of the game.

The Field Skits are Located:
  • West of the Palmacosta House of Salvation on an Island
  • North of Balacruf Mausoleum, East of the Temple of Ice
  • South of the Latheon Gorge, Southwest of the Tower of Salvation on the tip of the continent branching out.


Third Playthrough

Now that you've played through the game twice now. Now it's time you see the game from Kratos' end. To get Kratos to stay with your party is that you have to choose him at Flanoir, and he HAS to be in your Top 3 now unlike the Gamecube version where he always came as the fourth person. To get high affection for Kratos you'll need to see every training event involving Kratos and Lloyd, every field skit, and always believe in Kratos when prompted. Also note that you will miss the training scenes if you go to Hima instead of going to Izoold to Palmacosta. Meaning that you'll likely get locked out of being able to choose Kratos at Flanoir. You can get Lloyd's "Unrivaled Blade" title in combination of Kratos' "Steel Demon" title on the same playthrough. Just make sure to defeat Kuchinawa before picking Kratos at Flanoir and you will be able to complete this title once you finish the rest of the requirements (no time limit). Complete more of the challenging long term titles if you haven't done all of them yet.

When you are on this playthrough, make sure to complete every title for Kratos as this will be the only chance you have to complete them. The reason I put Kratos in third for this guide is because this is likely around when you'll be able to purchase 10x EXP from the Grade Shop if you've been grade farming enough. This will make less work overall when getting Kratos to level 100. I had to grind Kratos on my first playthrough from 78 to 100 in Derris Kharlan over the span of a few hours. If you do pick Kratos on a first playthrough and find yourself needing to grind, make sure to equip a Dark Seal and a Krona Symbol and that should help.

Training Scenes:
  • Palmacosta - Talk to the soldier on the right of the government building
  • Asgard - After defeating the enemy at the ruins and automatically staying at a hotel. Return to this same hotel for the second training scene.
  • After Asgard Human Ranch Part 1 - Sheena will have joined you by now. In Luin there will be a man near the ruins of the weapon shop. Talk to him to start the third training scene.
  • Before Tower of Salvation - While in Hima when the party splits up, talk to Kratos twice for the final training scene.

The Field Skits are Located:
  • South of Izoold at the tip of the conintent
  • Two between Hima and Luin in the forest area

By the end of the third playthrough you should have a majority of the titles now. Definitely have all of Regal's with the exception of his Flanoir title "The Duke".

Fourth Playthrough

You really should have nothing else left to do at this point other than getting the rest of Regal's and Genis' titles and maybe Lloyd's Gung Ho title. To minimize playthroughs you'll need to have all of Regal's titles done before Flanoir. You'll need both Regal and Genis in your Top 3 for affection. You can either try to get affection both at the same time or save their field skits before Flanoir and only do the ones you need for that character. Once you have those two requirements make a save before Flanoir, pick Regal and then complete his left over titles and wait for his all titles trophy to pop. Once you have that, you can now reload that save and pick Genis instead and finish whatever else you need to do for the playthrough. Regal's "The Duke" title may be time sensitive so do this as soon as possible.

Regal's Field Skits are Located:
Southwest of Thoda Geyser Continent
Southwest edge of Katz Village Continent
Outside Altamira
South of the Toize Valley Mine where the land extends downward
Northwest continent of Tethe'alla, or North of the Hot Springs

Genis' Field Skits are Located:

Travel east from the House of Salvation in Iselia, and then North.
Nearby the bridge heading to Hima
West of the Temple of Lightning, West side of area nearby with trees.
East of Altamira at the tip of the nearby continent

- Titles To Keep Note Of -
  • Treasure Hunter: Find/Open every treasure chest in the game
  • Gung Ho: Fight Rodyle with a combined party level of 145 or less (Lloyd must be in this battle)
  • Friendship First: No deaths until after defeating Iubaris in the Tower of Mana
  • I Hate Gels!: Do not use any gels in battle til after the fight with Pronyma on Fooji Mountain (Genis must be in this battle)
  • Brave Soul: Do not escape any battles until after the fight with Yuan and Botta (Lloyd must be in this battle)
  • Eternal Apprentice: Fight only using the Wooden Blade on Lloyd until after fighting Killia. (Lloyd must be in this battle)
  • Berserker: Fight 256+ battles on hard or mania
  • Dog Lover: Talk to 30 dogs in the game as Colette.

I have more details about each title under their respective section for each character.

The Gung Ho title however can be the one title that may make you rethink how you set up your playthroughs, especially if you plan to use 1/2 EXP. You don't need 1/2 EXP at all to do this title. I've seen a lot of different approaches to this title so it's just a matter of finding which works better for you. Some people choose to kill off Genis for the entirety of the game and some people wait til level 28-30 or earlier before killing off most of their party members they plan to bring with them for that fight, then replacing the dead with leftover characters. It's up to you to choose which method is best for you. Just remember to always watch your levels and only fight things that are mandatory.

Keep in mind that at times characters will revive during some boss battles so be aware you will gain a bunch of levels from this alone. Keep in mind that you lose a lot of grade by keeping characters dead during battles. Make sure to recoup the grade losses whenever possible, and switch out the dead with someone you don't plan to bring to the fight.


[top]Trophies

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Symphonia Master
You have obtained all trophies. You have mastered Symphonia!

Obtain all other trophies for the platinum trophy.

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Universal Knight
Lloyd has obtained 10 titles. He has many titles as a swordsman, but does that mean he's a great swordsman?

See Worldwide Knight for more information.

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Worldwide Knight
Lloyd has obtained all titles.

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Tottering Chosen
Colette has obtained 10 titles. She's not ditzy all the time!

See My Dear Colette for more information.

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My Dear Colette
Colette has obtained all titles. I guess you love Colette?

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Kratos the Knight
Kratos has obtained all titles. He is everyone's hero.

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Ball and Stick Apprentice
Genis has obtained 10 titles. Ball and stick is godly.

See Ball and Stick Master for more information.

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Ball and Stick Master
Genis has obtained all titles. Fear the younger brother.

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Raine the Healer
Raine has obtained 10 titles. Professor Raine can be scary, but she is very kind at heart.

See All-Healing Raine for more information.

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All-Healing Raine
Raine has obtained all titles. She's scary, but she heals you.

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Tenfold Summoner
Sheena has obtained 10 titles. Mysterious in an assassin way?

See Igaguri Style! for more information.

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Igaguri Style!
Sheena has obtained all titles. The most powerful summoner that commands the summon spirits.

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Zelos Impact
Zelos has obtained 10 titles. He's killing it.

See Zelos the Harlem Master for more information.

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Zelos the Harlem Master
Zelos has obtained all titles. He has bewitched all women.

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10 Presea
Presea has obtained 10 titles. She looks like a child.

See All of Presea for more information.

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All of Presea
Presea has obtained all titles. She'll keep swinging that ax.

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Regal Weapon
Regal has obtained 10 titles. Just look at his abs.

See Regal the Great for more information.

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Regal the Great
Regal has obtained all titles. They're just filled with Regal's greatness.

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Cleared Sylvarant
Lloyd and his party have now arrived in Tethe'alla.



This trophy pops after heading to Tethe'alla for the first time.

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Cleared Tethe'alla
Lloyd and his party can now move between the two worlds.



This trophy pops after completing the Iselia Human Ranch or where the old Gamecube disk change was.

Random Note: Yes, this trophy has a misleading description as you can freely travel long before this trophy even pops up. Instead they should've done something silly and nostalgic for this trophy since this trophy pops up where the old disk change was. Something like a description of "Remember when you used to have to change disks here?" as a nod to the Gamecube players.

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Cleared Derris-Kharlan
What is the name of this tree?



This trophy pops after beating the game and after you save your clear data.

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Sword Dancer Slayer
Defeated all 3 Sword Dancers. You can open a weapon shop with all their swords. But that's too much work.

The Sword Dancer is an optional boss that has 3 different parts over the course of the game and you must defeat one before the next becomes available.
  • Sword Dancer 1 - Found in the cave on Ossa Trail. The lock out point is entering the Tower of Salvation.
  • Sword Dancer 2 - Found in the Gaoracchia Forest. On the screen where the memory circle is, take the first path to the left. The lock out point is when you make the pact with Luna.
  • Sword Dancer 3 - Found in Iselia Forest. Enter the forest near Dirk's House.

The Sword Dancer is almost basically the same fight each time but the boss has more HP and can cast higher level spells. Sword Dancer is weak to Light magic so make sure you have Raine and Colette in your party and make sure their Light spells are on. I turn off these spells in non-boss battles since they take up too much time or Raine has a tendency to fire off Photon when she should be focusing on healing. Genis also has a light spell called Prism Sword if you have him set to S type. However, I personally don't like having Genis in my party and I rather bring in another melee fighter instead. Another trick is when you have the Topaz accessory, equip it to one of your melee fighters to do extra damage.

Make sure to stock up on gels and life bottles and always save before taking on any of the sword dancer's, especially the third one!

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Abyssion Buster
Defeated Abyssion. So there!

Abyssion is an optional boss that you have to find all the Devil Arms first before being able to fight him.

- Devil Arms -
To start his side quest, you first need to get one of two items;
  • Evil Eye - Obtained in the Toize Valley Mine in the remains of the shattered Bacura. This is Colette's Devil Arm.
  • Soul Eater - After passing through the Otherworldly Gate, head to Triet. You need to talk to two NPC's, the first one is straight from the entrance looking at goods, and the second is in the second area next to the oasis. Once you've done that, now leave Triet and look around outside for a glowing light on the field. Go to the glowing light and fight the Sandworm for this item. This is Kratos/Zelos' long sword Devil Arm.

Once you have one of these items (you'll still need the one you didn't get), speak to Abyssion on the first screen in Flanoir. You'll need to have 8 characters with you for the event to trigger. Afterward you'll get the Nebilim Key which will now allow you to open all the Nebilim chests for the rest of the Devil Arms. Now you have to find the rest of the Devil Arms.
  • Nebilim - Automatically obtained from Abyssion.
  • Fafnir - Obtained in the Gaoracchia Forest. You might've noticed this on your way through originally on your way through the forest. If you didn't, enter from the Mizuho/Ozette side and make sure to change the sorcerer's ring function. Go north two screens and use the ring on the ivy bush revealing a chest. This is Kratos/Zelos' Dagger Devil Arm.
  • Gates of Hell - Obtained in the Temple of Earth. After getting making a pact with Gnome, and head to Altessa's house and speak to the gnome on the west side of his home. Return to the temple go straight and take the west door, continue down the path and you'll find the Dragon and right next to it is the chest. This is Sheena's Devil Arm.
  • Diabolos - Obtained in the Latheon Gorge. Hopefully you picked this up along your way through the gorge otherwise you'll have to battle with the flowers again. Head to the second screen, up the ramp to the south, and then down the ramp to the southwest and open the chest. This is Presea's Devil Arm.
  • Apocalypse - Obtained in Welgaia. Enter the building north of where you teleported in from the prison and go through the west door. This is not missable, and if you missed it you can get it later on when you progress the story. This is Regal's Devil Arm.
  • Disaster - Obtained in Altamira's casino for 250 chips. I would go ahead and do the Million Dollars trophy first and then buy this from the casino. This is Genis' Devil Arm.
  • Heart of Chaos - To get this Devil Arm you need to get all other Devil Arms first. Once you have them all, return to Flanoir and talk to Abyssion and then head to Hakonesia Peak and speak to Koton. You'll get Raine's Devil Arm from him.

Now that you have every Devil Arm you can head to the seal in the Temple of Darkness.



This guy. He's definitely no pushover now if you plan to fight him legit. This fight is one of the few battles that really show that the PS3 version had it's difficulty boosted (if you didn't know). Use standard battle procedures and stock up on gels and life bottles. Raine is a must for your party, and I highly suggest bringing Kratos/Zelos as a secondary healer. I would turn off Raine's light spells to ensure she focuses on healing only. All-Divides no longer work on Abyssion like in the GC version! so don't bother trying or you'll just end up wasting them. Basics to this fight is to keep HP high for everyone and keep an eye on Raine's TP and keep that high since you'll likely be relying on her to get a few Revitalize spells in, otherwise she'll just keep casting Healing Circle.

Cheap Method: Yes, there exists an ridiculously easy way to fight Abyssion if he's truly giving you trouble or you just want to get it over with. This requires that you play as Colette and have obtained at least two Rabbit's Feet accessories and Colette having over 200+ uses of Pow Hammer. I also highly suggest checking what Colette's Luck stat is in her status, you can increase this by sleeping at the Inn. The higher the stat the more likely you will trigger what needs to be done.

Now that you have all these things prepared I will explain why. At random Colette will throw a green hammer when you attack with Pow Hammer, and that has a chance to poison your enemy. Yes, Abyssion is susceptible to this and once he his poisoned, all you have to do is keep everyone
alive and wait til his HP is down to 1 and attack him once. Very anticlimactic I know, but this method does work. However I did have issues getting the poison to stick to him even if I managed to hit him with 10 or so green hammers. Just make sure you save before the fight and just reload if you didn't manage to get it to stick before he wiped your party.

After his defeat the Devil Arms will now be activated. For every kill a character makes the attack will go up by one point. They aren't so powerful in the beginning but if you bring over battle data info to every playthrough and get the Devil Arms again you'll see a massive difference. You'll see your attacks hitting in the thousands.

Random Note: Abyssion's Mystic Arte still has him with red hair even though they changed it to yellow in the PS3 version.

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The Sister: Seles
Defeated Zelos' sister Seles in the Coliseum. Sisters are tough.

To fight Seles in the Coliseum you first need to set up a few things to be allowed to fight her. I'm going to assume that you're trying to unlock Seles at the earliest possible place and never did any other fights in the Coliseum yet. Take Zelos through the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced singles and you'll see a cutscene with Seles after completing each.

Now complete the Advanced singles again with any character you like and now you'll be able to fight Seles afterward. If you are on a Kratos route playthrough, as long as you get Zelos through the Advanced singles before Zelos is no longer in the party you'll be able to fight Seles in the Coliseum. If you failed to defeat her in the Coliseum, just go through Advanced singles again and she'll be there til you defeat her.

Easiest character to beat Seles with by far is using Lloyd while using only two different attacks; Sword Rain Alpha and Rising Falcon. Continuously spam those two attacks and Seles will be unable to retaliate and she'll go down in no time. No items are allowed in this battle so make sure you replenished your HP/TP by cooking in the previous battle and having a Holy Symbol equipped will make things easier if you mess up and Seles got in some hits on you.

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Top of the Coliseum
Defeated Gar, Farah, and Meredy in the Coliseum. Nice going!

To fight these three you'll need to fight in every rank for Party battles in the Coliseum. In this battle you are allowed to use items so definitely make use of this and stock up on gels and life bottles before entering the coliseum match. My recommended party is Lloyd, Raine, and Kratos/Zelos, as having a secondary healer is always good to have but of course you can substitute the melee fighters for others if you want to. There is one thing about this battle that you should know about is that the first person downed will always get revived. I highly suggest taking out the same character who was downed again after they revive. This shouldn't happen again for the rest of the battle as long as you take out the person who went down first.

First character you should aim to take down is Garr since overall he's going to do more damage to the party even with Meredy going to town with spell after spell. After you take out Garr which character you take down next is up to you. I decided to take out Meredy since her spell spamming was getting on my nerves and I knew Farah wasn't much of a threat anymore with Garr out of the picture. The hardest part of this battle is just getting at least one of the characters downed. Just keep an eye on HP/TP and you should be good to go.

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Three Legendary Heroes
Defeated Kratos, Yuan, and Mithos in Forbidden Anamnesis. You just caught a lucky break.

To fight these three, you first have to trek your way to the 20th floor of the dungeon; Forbidden Anamesis. I won't go into specifics on how to get there in this section. There is a section at the bottom of this guide dedicated to this dungeon and what you need to do to get to this fight.

This battle is the hardest of all the battles in Forbidden Anamesis. Before the battle starts it'll ask you to reorganize your party, and make sure you do because only the first 3 characters are allowed into this battle. Hopefully you didn't use up all your gels or life bottles along the way cause you'll likely need them and Raine's Resurrection spell is more than likely too slow to keep up. Despite that standard precedure in most games is take down the caster first, I would suggest leaving Mithos for last. Even with all of his annoying spells he's not going to do as much damage as keeping Kratos or Yuan on the field. Aim to bring Kratos down first, and then Yuan. Light spells are useless for this battle so make sure to turn off all of Raine's Light spells and I wouldn't bother bringing Colette with you either. My suggested party for this battle is Lloyd, Raine, and Kratos/Zelos. There really isn't anything new you really need to watch out for if you've come this far but be careful. If you game over you'll have to go through the entire dungeon all over again. Just make sure to keep HP/TP high for this battle as it can dwindle down very fast.

Random Note: it's quite amusing having Kratos in your party while doing this fight. So funny when you're controlling Kratos and killing Kratos.

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First-Time Cooking
Cooked for the first time. Don't worry about messing up, just keep challenging yourself!

Pretty easy to do, by default the Sandwich will be default when you start the game. They'll even throw in a few slices of bread for you too. After a battle you'll get a prompt to cook, press square to cook and you're good to go.

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Finality
Performed a mystic arte for the first time. Win gracefully!

All you have to do is perform one Mystic Arte, chances are if you have Sheena in your party she will automatically do this for you when she goes into Overlimit and does any of her Summons. Anyone elses Mystic Arte has a lot more requirements to do and probably unlikely to do them early on unlike Sheena's summons.

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Unison Attacker
Performed a unison attack for the first time. Everyone was in unison.

Perform at least one Unison Attack. Once you have Unison Attacks unlocked, go to the Unison attack section in the menu and set up attacks for your characters. Now in battle once you have a full gauge, press R3 during an attack and make sure it hits. If it fails to hit them you'll need to try again. If it connected you'll be prompted to hit 4 buttons, hit one at a time and you've completed your first Unison Attack. You don't have to press all four buttons either. I have a tendency to press only two if I'm aiming for a special Unison Attack.

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Blacksmith's Hours
Customized a weapon for the first time. There is no such thing as a useless weapon.

The first time you can customize a weapon is when you are in Triet. Go to the blacksmith and check out what can be made and if you have the materials, make it and then the trophy will pop. This isn't the only place to customize equipment either and almost every major city in the game will have one.

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Hard Puncher
Cleared the game with the difficulty set to "Hard." Challenge "Mania" next time.

Switch the difficulty to Hard before fighting the final boss and this will pop up after all the credits and clear save data is made.

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True Mania
Cleared the game with the difficulty set to "Mania." Were the battles epic?

Switch the difficulty to Mania before fighting the final boss and this will pop up after all the credits and clear save data is made. Mania is unlocked after completing the game once. I really have no suggestions for this other than be stocked up on everything, keep HP/TP high, and make sure no one has light attacks turned on. This will probably be easiest on a playthrough with 10x EXP from the Grade Shop.

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Celebrate 100!
You've encountered 100 battles! Don't let your guard down.

Pretty self explanatory, just fight in 100 battles. This should come naturally over the course of your first playthrough.

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Celebrate 1000!
You've encountered 1,000 battles! Battles never end.

Same as the previous trophy but instead at 1000 battles. You should get this naturally if you are doing everything on your first playthrough. However if you haven't gotten this trophy yet, just transfer Battle Info in the grade shop to NG+. You'll want to transfer Battle Info over even if you did fight 1000 battles on your first playthrough.

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Love Me Tender
Your maximum hit number is 10! Work with your friend and pummel the enemy!

Complete a combo with 10+ hits or more. This will be harder to do in the beginning but you'll be doing this almost every battle a little later on once you get more party members and more artes with multi-hits.

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100 Idol
Your maximum hit number is 100! Why do your enemies even try?

The easiest way to achieve a 100+ hit combo are having a few things set up beforehand. Colette needs to know Hammer Rain from the T type attacks. If she doesn't know this then you need to switch her over and forget Para Ball, and learn Pow Pow Hammer instead and use that 50 times til Hammer Rain activates. Lloyd needs Sword Rain Alpha Once those two things are done, set up a unison attack in which they can use both those attacks; which will produce Stardust Rain which should give you around 70-ish hits on its own.

Before using the Unison attack you can do one of two things;
  • Build up a hit combo of at least 30-40 hits before attempting the unison attack.
  • Combine this with one of Sheena's title "Party Comboist" or "Combo Conductor" to do two unison attacks in one battle. See Sheena's titles for more details. By doing two Stardust Rain unison attacks in a row you should easily get 100+ hits.

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Million Dollars
You obtained one million casino chips!

This trophy is one of the annoying ones since it's based on luck rather than just being able to outright do it. You'll need to get one million chips in the casino which is easier said than done. I'm going to share the method I used personally to get this trophy. It's going to take a few hours to do but as long as you follow it, you'll get it eventually.

First things first follow the Gald farming method I have at the beginning/top of this guide. Then rinse and repeat til you have around 7 million gald total on you. Yes, I know that's probably far too excessive but I didn't want to leave things entirely to luck. Once you have that much gald, head to the Casino in Altamira and buy 10,000 chips (5 million gald). Leave the casino, sleep, save, and then go back to the casino again.

Now that you have 10,000 chips and you've saved, go to the slot machine where you can bet 100 chips at a time. Keep doing this and do not leave the slot machine for whatever reason unless you run out of chips. Eventually while playing you'll hear the music speed up and that means that you are heading into "Paradise Mode" which one turn after another you'll hit BAR or 777's. Keep playing til you hit 1 million chips or reload your save. It took me about 15 minutes before anything happened, and I was using Kratos as the active character. 10,000 chips will probably average around 25-30 minutes of time without reloading.

Of course you don't have to grind as much as I did or even have to use the above method. if you want to you can try and work your way up with the lower bet slots and that may be a lot faster than grinding for Gald depending on your luck which may even take longer than my method. However the above method allows you to grind out grade and master your cooking. Allowing you to knock out a few other things at the same time rather than wasting it on one. Nothing like getting a few things done at the same time.

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100 Hours
You played 100 hours! Thanks for playing! (I hope you were playing.)

Play the game for 100 hours. Chances are you won't get this on your first playthrough so you'll need to transfer your play time over with the Play Time option in the Grade Shop on your next playthrough. Without doing this your counter will restart over so make sure you transfer it!

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A Collector's Collector
You completed the Collector's Book! You must now know the true meaning of the universe.

Complete every entry in the Collectors Book. The Collectors Book will take 3 playthroughs at minimum to finish due to items you receive after picking Colette, Kratos, or Zelos in Flanoir. You'll complete most of this list by finding every treasure in the game, buying/customizing from shops, drops from bosses/enemies, or side quests. The only real notable things I see people have trouble with are the White Quartz, Hourglass, and items from towns that are no longer accessible or item lists have changed. Do yourself a favour and buy everything from Palmacosta, Ozette, and Heimdall as earliest as possible. Hima and Flanoir changes its wares at some part through the game and you'll need to buy what you don't have before you are no longer able to or you will have to do it on a NG+.

I highly suggest waiting to double check what you are missing til before you are ready to fight the final boss. Everything is listed in order of how it appears in the Collector's Book in game. Keep a note that anything listed as Story Related should come naturally as you progress the story.

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WEAPONS

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Monster Fanatic
You completed the Monster List! So how many monsters did you kill?

For this trophy you'll have to fight every monster in the game at least once. This will take at least two playthroughs to do due to different enemies on Kratos' route compared to not having Kratos in your party. No, you don't need to Magic Lens every monster in this game for this trophy.

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[top]Meltokio Coliseum

For this section of the guide I'm just going to focus solely on the Advanced singles part of the Coliseum. Every character has a title for completing the Coliseum and some are easier to do than others. I'll give basic setups to how I did every character but there are a few things that should be prepared beforehand if possible.

You'll want to have at least the following;
  • Holy Symbol
  • Extreme Symbol
  • Mystic Symbol
  • Faerie Ring
  • Miso Stew; at least enough for 5 uses

You should have Holy Symbol on any character that does not have a healing spell. Faerie Ring will cut down TP usage on your arte attacks so you can do more without having to worry about running out of TP for the following battles so it's good for melee characters. Extreme Symbol will boost your attack significantly which will make battles for the melee characters much shorter. Mystic Symbol I really only used for Raine and Genis since they are really the only spell focused characters. I prefer to use Miso Stew as cooking food of choice since heals a great deal of HP/TP which should even you out for every battle. As for levels, I didn't do most of these until I was around levels 70-90. I went through with characters I was familiar with at lower levels and then went back later for the characters I wasn't too familiar with.

Many characters I reuse the same tactics, so don't be surprised if you see the same thing written for each character.

Lloyd

I believe Lloyd is one of the easiest characters to go in with. I personally went in with the Holy Symbol and Extreme Symbol accessories. Armor and other equipment don't really matter for these battles. Just make sure you guard in between attacks and you should be ok. My battles mostly consisted of me spamming demon fang, rising falcon, and storm rain alpha.
  • Velocidragon: This battle is just really annoying due to fact the Velocidragon just likes to kick you around and sometimes just being right outside of your strike range. At the start of the battle knock down the rider and switch your lock to the rider. Make sure to guard all their attacks and also you may be able to get them into a pattern where they attack at the same time so you can do you attack then guard and attack again. Take down the Rider first and then slowly chip away at the Velocidragon.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it if you need to recuperate HP. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: For the Ice Warrior I played it a little more cowardly at times and stood back and spammed Demon Fang. If I needed to I would use Rising Falcon to get behind the Ice Warrior and then spam more attacks til he went down.
  • Dragon Knight: For this guy, there are two things you can do. Either stand back and spam Demon Fang, or get up close and personal using Rising Falcon to get behind him and then spam with more attacks over and over. Demon Fang works very well if you are low on HP but often times the Dragon Knight will still get you with it's long range attacks if you are pinned into the corner. So it may be better to just go all out with attacks, especially if you have the Extreme Symbol on.

Colette
Colette can be really easy or very hard for some people. I suggest that Colette be set to S-type and have at least Paraball. This will be the primary attack that you'll be using the entire time unless you are comfortable fighting with her normally making use of other methods. I chose to have the Holy Symbol and Faerie Ring as my accessories for this battle.
  • Velocidragon: Start the battle with knocking the Rider down and then focus on taking him out first. Spam Paraball whenever you aren't guarding.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it if you need to recuperate HP. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: This battle can get a little too close for comfort since you need to be somewhat close to the Ice Warrior to use Paraball. Keep spamming it and you should eventually take this guy down.
  • Dragon Knight: This battle is a little tricky since Colette doesn't have any attacks that can send her behind the enemy or heal. Only thing you can do is try to avoid the long range fire attacks by getting close and spamming Paraball. It's unlikely you'll be able to avoid the long range fire attacks to try and heal up in the corner with the Holy Symbol so you might as well attempt to go all out on this battle.

Raine

Raine's can be particularly annoying since she really doesn't have an assortment of spell attacks. Since I have Raine on T-type I really only had Photon and Ray. Ray is pretty much useless so it's really just up to Photon for damage spells in my case. For this battle I had the Mystic Symbol and Faerie accessories equipped for this battle. Raine also must have her Concentrate EX Skill, do not bother trying the Coliseum until she has it.

The setup for her Concentrate EX Skill is this;
  • Level 3 - Speed Cast
  • Level 4 - item Pro
  • Level 4 - Spell Save
  • Level 4 - Happiness

  • Velocidragon: Start the battle with casting Photon. It's going to be difficult to balance casting Photon and knowing when to heal. Since you have Concentrate you'll be able to heal pretty much uninterrupted. At one point I gave up on Photon and just beat them to death, lol.
  • Crush Tortoise: For this battle just focus on casting Photon and Healing when you need to. If you want to you can just beat the thing to death as well.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it and cast First Aid if you need to recuperate HP. Otherwise just use air attacks to take it down. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: For this battle just stay away and cast Photon until it's dead.
  • Dragon Knight: This battle should be a lot easier since you have access to First Aid in combination with Concentrate. I mostly just casted Photon over and over til it was dead. Then healing when I needed it.

Genis
Many people I know struggle with Genis in the Coliseum. However he can be one of the easiest as long as you have a few things set up beforehand. Genis Absolutely needs to know Meteor Storm, this will make every battle a literal joke. I was laughing so hard when almost every enemy was one shot killed by this attack. Genis can be pretty badass at times, lol. The accessories I had on him were the Holy Symbol and Mystic Symbol though Holy Symbol is not really going to matter for this battle. If Genis can't get his spells casted he'll be dead anyway. Which brings up the last very important factor that Genis needs to have his Concentrate EX skill. Do not bother doing the Coliseum until you have this as you'll be just wasting your time.

The setup for his Concentrate EX Skill is this;
  • Level 3 - Rythym
  • Level 4 - Speed Cast
  • Level 4 - Spell Save
  • Level 4 - Speed Charge

Pretty much the agenda for every fight is immediately start by casting Meteor Storm and keep casting it til everything is dead. Most battles will end on the first cast of Meteor Storm.

Sheena

Sheena is my absolute worst character to use. I'm not good at using her whatsoever so I mainly just spammed a few attacks and hoped for the best. The accessories I wore for this battle were the Holy Symbol and Faerie Ring. Sheena also has buffing spells that can enhance her attack with a specific element type. Which could be useful for you if you if the enemy lets you actually cast it. I mostly used normal attacks in combination of Life Seal and Demon Seal arte attacks. When you overlimit, make sure to use your strongest summon every time. Might as well make use of it when it happens.
  • Velocidragon: This battle is just really annoying due to fact the Velocidragon just likes to kick you around and sometimes just being right outside of your strike range. At the start of the battle knock down the rider and switch your lock to the rider. Make sure to guard all their attacks and also you may be able to get them into a pattern where they attack at the same time so you can do you attack then guard and attack again. Take down the Rider first and then slowly chip away at the Velocidragon.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it if you need to recuperate HP. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: For the Ice Warrior you really have no choice but to get up close and personal. Just keep spamming those arte attacks I mentioned before and hopefully you manage to get him before you.
  • Dragon Knight: Just like Ice Warrior, you don't really have much of a choice but to fight up close and personal. Try to keep up the hurt on the Dragon Knight and hopefully you manage to go into Overlimit in this battle so you can take out a good part of it's health or kill it right on the spot with your strongest summon.

Kratos/Zelos
I'm combining both Kratos and Zelos together since their strategies are exactly the same. Zelos might be harder if you're are trying to get Seles to open up in the Coliseum on a Kratos playthrough. If you are doing this at the earliest possible with Zelos you'll want to equip him with the Clerics Hat and Omega Shield to increase the rate of healing combined with the Holy Symbol. I would suggest having the Faerie Ring as a secondary accessory since you'll probably be only using Demon Fang to get through.
  • Velocidragon: Start the battle with knocking the Rider down and then focus on taking him out first. Try to not take too much damage cause it's very unlikely that you'll be able to get First Aid casted at all during this battle. Stay close to both enemies so the Velocidragon doesn't use it's fire attack. Aim to take down the rider first using a combination of normal attacks and Demon Fang. Once he's down, then do the same with the Velocidragon.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it and cast First Aid if you need to recuperate HP. Otherwise just use air attacks to take it down. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: This battle you can just take the safe route. Demon Fang had a long enough range where it's just outside of the Ice Warrior's long range attack. Just spam Demon Fang over and over from safety.
  • Dragon Knight: This battle should be a lot easier since you have access to First Aid. When I used Zelos I barely ever got hit in the corner when casting First Aid or just flat out hiding there. Make sure you keep your HP high and run in and attack whenever possible and guarding when needing to.

Presea

Presea I didn't really have a real strategy for her since I never really played as her. I mostly just spammed Devastation the entire time and that worked for me. The accessories I used for this battle were the Holy Symbol and Extreme Symbol.
  • Velocidragon: This battle is just really annoying due to fact the Velocidragon just likes to kick you around and sometimes just being right outside of your strike range. At the start of the battle knock down the rider and switch your lock to the rider. Make sure to guard all their attacks and also you may be able to get them into a pattern where they attack at the same time so you can do you attack then guard and attack again. Take down the Rider first and then slowly chip away at the Velocidragon.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath it if you need to recuperate HP. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: For the Ice Warrior I just ran in and spammed it to death with Devastation and guarding when needed.
  • Dragon Knight: Presea is a small character so for the most part she can just stand right next to the Dragon Knight without getting hit with the exception of his melee attacks. I just used Devastation over and over til it died.

Regal
Regal is one of the easier characters to use since he has a self heal and has access to a very useful attack spell. Make sure you have Mirage and Triple Kick. Mirage will send you behind the enemy so you can attack them from behind, which makes battles a lot easier. For this battle I had the Holy Symbol and Faerie Ring equipped.
  • Velocidragon: This battle is just really annoying due to fact the Velocidragon just likes to kick you around and sometimes just being right outside of your strike range. At the start of the battle knock down the rider and switch your lock to the rider. Make sure to guard all their attacks and also you may be able to get them into a pattern where they attack at the same time so you can do you attack then guard and attack again. Take down the Rider first and then slowly chip away at the Velocidragon.
  • Crush Tortoise: This battle should be really easy since this enemy has a fairly regular pattern of hiding and snapping at you. Just guard and attack, guard, and attack.
  • Drake: This guy is really easy as well, but it can go south pretty quickly if you mess up and manage to get caught in its flames like I kept doing when doing air attacks. You can lure the Drake to the end of the screen and you can just chill underneath and heal if you need to recuperate HP. You'll need to watch out for it's one spell, but as long as you run when you see it's casted you should be able to get out of it. It doesn't do as much damage as the flames.
  • Ice Warrior: For the Ice Warrior I just ran in and spammed it to death with a combination of Mirage, normal attacks and Triple Kick. Running away to heal when needed.
  • Dragon Knight: For this battle I mostly focused on trying to get behind the Dragon Knight with Mirage, but a lot of the time it kept blocking the attack but when it did succeed I would follow up with a back attack using normal attacks and Triple Kick. Just keep repeating on trying to get behind it and attack.


[top]Forbidden Anamesis

Forbidden Anamesis is an optional dungeon in this game but not really so optional if you're going for the platinum. I personally went into this dungeon around level 78 and got wiped by Hell Knight on the 5th floor. However I went in somewhat unprepared and I realize this could've been done a lot earlier than when I expected. I thought I had to come back at an extremely high level but I attempted again with Kratos at 100 and everyone else at 92-93 and it went a lot smoother this time due to being more prepared. However it's still easy to mess up getting through the dungeon regarding soulfire, which I had no experience with before so I was going in blind.

Things to prepare before heading into Forbidden Anamesis;
  • Stock up on all gels and life bottles
  • Be around level 90
  • Have/Buy 4 Drain Charms equipped on the 4 active party members
  • Resist Rings (You'll probably only have one. You really don't need to worry about having one for all party members)

Trust me, those Drain Charms are going to be the difference in fighting Hell Knight and Living Armor and dying a painful horrible death... well not quite so dramatic. Though things can get dramatic in this dungeon especially if you are up on the high level floors and die. If you die you'll game over and lose all your progress since you can't save within the dungeon or even leave very easily.

- How to get into Forbidden Anamesis -
To get into the dungeon you first need to complete a few things. Doing the below requirements should allow you into the dungeon;
  • First you need to go through the final dungeon and open the final door, but do not fight the final boss.
  • Go to the western area of Heimdall and talk to the wandering male elf and he'll tell you about the book.
  • Next head to the library in Sybak and look for the book in the second bookcase from the entrance.
  • Touch the book to enter the dungeon.

- Forbidden Anamesis; The Basics -
Now that you can access and enter the dungeon, now you'll need to know the next few tidbits of information on how to get through the dungeon. There are no save points and there is no way to escape the dungeon once you enter except for two ways; Green Flames or random floor option. This makes level farming in Forbidden Anamesis very risky cause if you die in here you'll lose all your progress if you don't manage to find your way out if you're still under leveled.

There are bosses every 5 floors;
  • Hell Knight
  • Cardinal Knights; Magnius, Forcystus, and Pronyma
  • Living Armor
  • Legendary Trio; Mithos, Kratos, and Yuan

There are 3 floor types you need to need be aware of;
  • Red Floors - Every monster on this floor must be killed before the warp appears.
  • Blue Floors - You have to use the Sorcerer's Ring to activate the bridges.
  • Teal Floors - Bridges are already activated.

There are 3 flame types in the dungeon;
  • Red Flames - Gives items when activated
  • Blue Flames - Gives random recovery aid when activated or sometimes gives Soulfire
  • Green Flames - Gives temporary stat boosts or gives an option to leave the dungeon

- Soulfire -
Soulfire is the most important thing to this dungeon. You need Soulfire to be able to fight the bosses and to be able to burn the book after you complete the dungeon. If you don't have enough Soulfire the game will send you back 5 floors and you'll have to try and get more. I'm unsure of how much Soulfire is needed to fight the boss on the 20th floor but it has to be somewhere between 1000-1500.

There are a few ways to get Soulfire;
  • Lighting flame lanterns - You'll get most of your Soulfire from these
  • Monsters - The speed on which you kill monsters determines how much Soulfire is given or taken away from you.
  • Floor effects - The more restrictive the floor effect you take, the more Soulfire is given. However sometimes it's not worth taking the risk with the more restrictive effects for the extra Soulfire.

The best way to farm Soulfire is on the first few floors when monsters are at their weakest and aim to take monsters down within 15 seconds or faster. The faster you take down an enemy will give more Soulfire. I suggest grinding around 500-700 Soulfire before preceding to the upper floors cause the enemies get stronger and take longer to take down, and will almost always bring your Soulfire down, especially on the last 5 floors.

- Bosses -
Hell Knight
This is one of the hardest battles in this dungeon, but if you can defeat this guy you should be ok for the rest of the dungeon. This battle is why you need those drain charms that I suggested to get earlier on. This will prevent Hell Knight from just absolutely nuking your party with one shot kills. Hell Knight is weak to Light magic so having Raine and Colette in this battle should be quite helpful as long as you keep them set to use L-Range Magic in their setup. I suggest melee fighters for the rest of your party to keep Hell Knight's attention away from the casters whenever possible. I had Kratos and Lloyd as my melee fighters since their Devil Arms were the strongest by this point.

If you followed everything I told you to prepare for earlier, you should have no real issues. I had no deaths in this battle since I kept an eye on HP/TP and gave gels to characters that needed it just in case Raine didn't make it in time with a heal.

Cardinal Knights
I had no real particular setup for this battle other than turning off Light spells on Raine and Colette. You'll have to fight Magnius, Forcystus, and Pronyma in this battle. It initially seems like it would be a daunting battles but it's really quite easy as long as you keep a watch on HP/TP. First things first, you need to take down Magnius even though Pronyma is spamming spell after spell. Once Magnius is down, take down Forcystus and then after Forcystus, Pronyma.

Living Armor
Follow the same procedures for Hell Knight for this battle. It's not really all that different in the end other then it's only slightly stronger and has more HP.

Legendary Trio
See Three Legendary Heroes trophy for more information.


[top]Grade Shop

To access the Grade Shop you'll need to beat the game and load your Cleared Save Data before starting a NG+ playthrough. Grade is earned by fighting in battles and completing the game. You automatically get 1000 for beating the game and on average gain about 500+ on an average playthrough. All grade earned cumulative over all playthroughs. The only way to lose grade permanently is by spending grade in shops in game. All grade spent in the Grade Shop before a new playthrough will be refunded and will be available to use again when you finish another playthrough.

List of Available Upgrades
  • EX Skills: 400 - Inherit equipped EX Skills
  • EX Gems: 600 - Inherit EX Gems in Possession
  • Affection: 10 - Inherit the current relationship level
  • Increase Tension: 100 - Start the game with an increased rate of tension for all characters
  • Play Time: 10 - Inherit game play time
  • Memory Circles: 20 - Inherit unlocked Memory Circles
  • 30 Items: 500 - Posses up to 30 of each item
  • Gald: 1000 - Inherit Gald in possession
  • Recipes: 50 - Inherit recipes in possession
  • Cooking Ability: 50 - Inherit current cooking ability
  • Titles: 1000 - Inherit titles in possession
  • Figurines: 10 - Inherit figurines in the Figurine Book
  • Monster List: 10 - Inherit information in the Monster List
  • Collector's Book: 10 - Inherit information in the Collector's Book
  • World Map: 10 - Inherit information on the World Map
  • Mini Game: 10 - Inherit data from the mini games
  • Battle Info: 10 - Inherit values for encounters and maximum combos
  • Tech: 1000 - Inherit skills and magic in possession
  • Tech Usage: 25 - Inherit usage values for skills and magic
  • Max HP: 250 - Start the game with maximum HP for all characters increased by 500
  • Min HP: 10 - Start the game with minimum HP
  • Combos: 50 - Set earned regular EXP value to 1, and increase combo bonus.
  • 1/2 EXP: 10 - Decrease the EXP earned from battle by half. For players who want to finish the game at a low level
  • 2X EXP: 1000 - 2X increase in EXP earned from battle
  • 10X EXP: 3000 - 10X increase in EXP earned from battle
  • GRADE: 100 - Increase the Grade earned in battle



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