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[top]Overview

Players: 1-4 (Offline)
Online Trophies: None
Online Pass Required: N/A
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to Platinum: 60+
Minimum Playthroughs: 2 (1 Jude, 1 Milla)
Collectible Trophies: Treasure Treasurer, Loot Lord, Pirate King, Jet Black Buzzard
Missable Trophies: Sub-event Superhero
Glitched Trophies: None


[top]Introduction

Welcome to the Tales of Xillia trophy guide. In this guide I will detail how to get every trophy in the game and how to complete them. Tales of Xillia is the 15th Anniversary title for the Tales of game series. A tales series first is that this is the first game to feature having two separate stories linked to two protagonists; Jude & Milla. As you play the game, both of these characters will have events that the other character won't see. This makes being able to see both of these protagonists in very different lights as you go through their stories and really how both of these very different characters tick. Also new to the game is the link linking system in which the characters can link to each other and pull off special attacks.

Unfortunately this is one of the shorter tales games in the series. Taking only a very short 60+ hours to complete compared to graces which was easily 40 more hours worth of content. Despite this, the game does not disappoint. Fans of the series will find this title to be one of their top favorites despite some of the flaws compared to past titles.

With that all said, let's continue with the guide!


[top]Tips & Strategies

NEW GAME+
Once you've completed the game once you'll be able to access NG+ from the main menu. Before starting NG+ you'll be greeted with the Grade Shop in which you can purchase items from the shop with grade points that you've earned from your original playthrough. I'm unsure of the exact total of points that you can earn, but you'll have around 8500 for completing almost nearly everything from one playthrough. These points will never disappear unless you start a new file entirely. However, you'll have to pick which options are more desirable for you as you can't buy all of the things you'd really want since many things are expensive. I will list some of the options that you'll most likely want to take with you and give some advice on ones you may consider or want to reconsider taking.
  • Inherit Half Levels: 2000
  • Inherit Full Levels: 5000
  • Inherit Shop Levels: 1000
  • Inherit Devil's Arms: 500
  • Double Experience: 300
  • 5x Experience: 2000
  • Double Gald: 300

In my opinion, you really only need to take half levels, since you can easily gain levels as long as you take the double experience options. The reason I don't put Inherit Gald on this list as you can earn a decent amount just from having Double Gald, and if you brought over your Devil Arms weapons you'll practically be invincible. Which also brings up shop levels, if you bring those over you can just buy the best armor in the game and you'll be set. You can also buy the experience type of foods so you will be able level up even faster.

If you have leftover points you can choose to use them in whatever way you wish to once you buy the most important things you want for your file.

TITLES
As you progress through the game you'll notice in the bottom right corner that you're earning titles. In this game, titles are ultimately the way to keep track of how much grade you are earning and as well as checking how much progress you have on certain objectives. Trophies are linked to the title system as well, so you can track how much longer it'll take you to get a specific trophy. All titles will not fully be viewable until you've beaten the final boss at least once.

BOSS BATTLE TIPS
With all honesty, this game has some of the easiest bosses I've come across in a Tales game. There were only two battles that I had difficulty on and that was a boss in chapter 4, and then the boss in the Magnus Zero dungeon. There are a few things that you want to keep note of if you are having any major difficulties fighting a boss in this game.
  • Level up: This is the easiest way to make a battle become easier without having to change battle tactics
  • Change the difficulty: Drop the difficulty down if you are playing on a higher difficulty
  • Hourglass : Using Hourglass items will temporarily stop time for the enemy, allowing your party to lay a beat down or recoup by healing or reviving downed members.
  • Link to the correct partner: The AI is a little derpy in this game. If you are playing as a melee character linked to a caster, the caster will always follow you into battle. In you are a caster and linked to a melee fighter, the melee fighter will stay back with the caster and not fight whatsoever. Make sure melee is linked to melee and casters linked to casters to prevent this.
  • Change Strategy: In the menu there is a strategy menu in which you can tell your AI party members what to do. Make sure to always make your healers prioritize healing, otherwise they will only use attack artes instead of healing a party member. Also change every caster's TP usage to conserve. Very often I notice that they will waste TP and pop item after item and effectively wasting these items in a short period of time. This will make the AI a little more efficient in using their TP correctly.
  • Abuse enemy weakness: Many bosses have an elemental weakness. Press R1 to see what is their weakness and use attacks with that element against them. However, keep note some bosses also absorb certain elements. You may want to disable these attacks on your AI party members temporarily just to make sure.


[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits

There are no cheats, glitches, or exploits in this game that I'm aware of.


[top]Roadmap

In this game there are a few ways that you can choose to reach the platinum. Regardless though you'll have to do 2 playthroughs, one for Jude, one for Milla. Most of the trophies can be split across all the playthroughs since all of the trophies are linked to titles in the game. So, in the end you have three choices to pick from;
  • Do everything on the first playthrough
  • Do everything on the second playthrough
  • Split up everything across two playthroughs

The choice is up to your play style on how you wish to get things completed. In this guide though I will be writing it as you are getting everything possible on your first playthrough.
First Playthrough

On the first playthrough you are going to aim for all of the trophies with the exception of either the Jude/Milla story trophy, and possibly the skit trophy. It may not be entirely feasible to get the 220 skits on the first playthrough without having any sort of walkthrough guide, and you may stall at 217 or so if you happen to miss a couple events. Of course you can always get as many as you can and then get the rest on the second playthrough in case this does happen. Or just buy all the skits in the Grade Shop and call it a day. See Obsessive Skit Viewer for more info.

Note: If you are going to split up things across two playthroughs. Make sure you complete that objective entirely as some of the things do not technically transfer over to the new game+ such as the random treasures, aifread's treasures, and sub-events.

Second Playthrough

On the second playthrough you are mainly going to be doing clean up. Make sure to play as the other character you didn't start off with to ensure you get the other story trophy. If you managed to get everything done in your first playthrough, then all you need to do is go through the game and beat it again. You can skip all the cutscenes if you want to, as this will significantly cut down time.


[top]Trophies

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Lord of Xillia
The mark of complete Xillia mastery. Thanks for playing!

Get all the other trophies in the game.

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Enemy Sage
Achieve a target number of entries in the Enemy Book. Awarded to Xillia's truest enemy enthusiasts.

To get this trophy you must register 275 different enemies in the Enemy Book. This trophy is actually possible in one playthrough, as long as you fight every enemy as you progress through the game, fight a few optional bosses, and fight battles in the Arena at Xian Du.

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Item Fanatic
Achieve a target number of entries in the Item Book. Awarded to Xillia's most avid item collectors.

To get this trophy you must have had or held 700 different items in the game. You likely won't have this trophy done before end game, as there are a few things you'll need to do before being able to gain access to a lot of the items of the game. You'll need to level or max out all of the shops in the game to get access to more weapons, armor, accessories, and items. Once you have done that, buy all the items that you never got before and hopefully that should get you the rest of the amount of items that you needed.

Items also include fashion items, and materials. A lot of your fashion items will come from Aifread's treasures, and the materials from random treasures on the map. So always be on the look out for these.

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Sub-event Superhero
Complete a target number of sub-events. Awarded to Xillia's most curious questers.

This trophy is missable

This trophy is the only real missable trophy in the game as you have to get the required amount of sub-events done in one playthrough. You'll need to see 90 out of 102 sub-events to get this trophy. Some sub-events you will always miss depending on which character you started off with, and only those characters can activate those specific events. Another factor are some of the events are timed and if you pass a certain part of the story the events will no longer be available.

I will try to list everything that I'm aware of that is timed or only for a specific character. Everything else should be available to complete at any time. Just make sure to always go back to towns and look around to see if there are any sub-events. Also check out the Sub-event checklist at the bottom of this trophy guide for a list of all 102 sub-events in the game.

Chapter 1

Fennmont (Jude's Story)

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Nia Khera

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Hamil

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Sapstrath Seahaven

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Sharilton

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Chapter 2

Leronde

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Lakutam Seahaven

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Xian Du

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Fennmont

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Chapter 3

Fennmont

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Xailen Woods Temple

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Kanbalar

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Chapter 4

Jude's Story

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Milla's Story

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Before the Final Battle

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Obsessive Skit Viewer
Unlock and view a target number of skits. Awarded to Xillia's most dedicated couch potatoes.

To get this trophy, you must watch 220 skits in the game in one playthrough. Skits are short conversations that happen in the game. They could be about the main story line, sub-events, or just random antics. To view a skit you must press select when you see the prompt for it in the left hand corner of the screen. Whenever you see a prompt, stop and watch them because they may disappear when you leave the area. However, you can watch skits that you've missed from the skits section in the library, but only if you triggered them initially.

You may have trouble getting all 220 skits in one playthrough, so you may have to finish this off in a second playthrough. However, when you start your New Game+ you'll retain all of the skits that you've unlocked. The downside is, you'll have to watch them all again for it to count on the second playthrough. Thankfully, just exiting out of the skit is enough for it to count.

Also when you have a clear save file you can buy the Unlock Skits option for 3000 grade. So all you have to do is use a clear save file, start new game+ and then view them all from there. Once you are done and have the trophy, you can just get rid of the file so you don't waste all those grade points. This is ultimately the easiest method to do, and you won't have to worry about triggering more skits on a second playthrough if you came up short.

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Treasure Treasurer
Find and open a target number of treasure chests. Awarded to Xillia's finest treasure hunters.

For this trophy you need to open 300 treasure chests. If you come across treasure chests that have items which you are already full on, discard them. Only until you take the item or discard it will the treasure chest count. You shouldn't have to worry about this trophy as long as you are picking up everything that you see as you go through the game. If you haven't, then you can always back track through fields or dungeons at a later time.

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Loot Lord
Find and gather a target number of random treasures. Awarded to Xillia's most precocious packrats.

To get this trophy you must pick up 800 random treasures. Random treasures are found in fields or dungeons and either take the form of a bag or a white shiny. I would try to detour and pick these up whenever you see them on your way, as 800 is quite a lot and will probably take a bit of time to complete.

Note: For the counter to go up, only the first time you pick up the item does the number go up. You'll likely need to go back through areas and check to see if any items spawned in new places.

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Pirate King
Discover a target number of Aifread's treasures. Awarded to Xillia's most adventurous outlaws.

To get this trophy you need to find 50 of Aifread's treasures. You will get one of these automatically when you enter Hamil. So you'll have to find 49 other purple glowing treasure things. They are usually pretty well hidden and can be anywhere from in trees, in crawl spaces, in homes, treasure chests, or on walls. There are usually at least 1-2 treasures on every field or dungeon map, so as long as you comb all the maps as you go through pretty thoroughly, you should have no issues getting 50 of them.

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Jet Black Buzzard
Trade in a target number of Jet Black Feathers. Awarded to Xillia's finest feather collectors.

To get this trophy you must hand in 459 jet black feathers at the exchange shop in Sharilton. These feathers can be gathered from random treasures and some treasure chests in the game. Chances are you will come up short of feathers in post game, and you will wonder what's an easy way to get some of these feathers. The best place to grind for these feathers will be in the Ex Dungeon; Magnus Zero. You will unlock Magnus Zero on the way to doing World's Greatest Warrior. Just go through the floors and collect all the random treasures that you see and you'll eventually get 459.

When you've collected 459 of the feathers and go to turn them in. You'll find that the NPC is not here and you learn that they are at Culmar Trail. Warp to Culmar Trail and find the NPC for a cutscene. Once that is over, return to Sharilton and talk to the NPC again. After this you'll get the trophy.

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Item Shop Magnate
Upgrade the item shop to its maximum level. Awarded to the most valued item shop customers.

To get this trophy you must max out your Item Shop to level 100.

See Food Vendor Magnate for more information.

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Weapon Shop Magnate
Upgrade the weapon shop to its maximum level. Awarded to the most valued weapon shop customers.

To get this trophy you must max out your Weapon Shop to level 100.

See Food Vendor Magnate for more information.

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Armor Shop Magnate
Upgrade the armor shop to its maximum level. Awarded to the most valued armor shop customers.

To get this trophy you must max out your Armor Shop to level 100.

See Food Vendor Magnate for more information.

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Accessory Shop Magnate
Upgrade the accessory shop to its maximum level. Awarded to the most valued accessory shop customers.

To get this trophy you must max out your Accessory Shop to level 100.

See Food Vendor Magnate for more information.

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Food Vendor Magnate
Upgrade the food vendor to its maximum level. Awarded to the most valued food vendor customers.

To get this trophy you must max out your Food Vendor Shop to level 100.

To level up your shops you can do two basic things; Buy things from the specific shop or donate. A majority of your levels will come from donating, which you'll have two choices; Donate Materials or Donate Gald. I don't really suggest donating Gald as materials in late game will always give a lot more points to fill the levels. To donate, enter any shop and go to "expand", this will bring up a prompt asking to either donate materials or gald.

When you donate materials there are a couple things you need to take note of. Next to the level bar of the shops there will be an icon for a specific type of material. Always donate that material only to that specific shop as you'll get a x2 or x3 bonus for donating. The materials required for the bonus will change as you progress through the game.

You can get materials from either killing enemies, finding them in random treasure, or finding them in treasure chests. I would make a habit of clearing every area you go through and kill and pick up everything. Just doing this alone should get you to around levels 60-80 by time you reach the final boss. If you want you can also continuously grind certain areas before end game just to get it out of the way, up to you which you want to do. The best place overall to grind for materials is in the EX Dungeon; Magnus Zero which you'll eventually unlock as you head for the World's Greatest Warrior trophy.

There are accessories that you find near end game that will increase the drop rate by 15-30%. These two accessories are called; Monocle and Hunter's Monocle. Both are items you find in Aifread's treasures on the Torbalan Highroad.

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Monster Exterminator
Achieve a target number of enemy encounters. Awarded to those who live for combat.

To get this trophy you need to fight in 800 battles. This should just come naturally with progression of the game. Depending on your play style you may get this quicker or slower than others.

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Specialist in Rare Monsters
Defeat a target number of rare monsters. Awarded to those with a knack for monster hunting.

For this trophy you must fight 75 rare enemies.

There are two kinds of rare enemies in the game;
  • The most common one you'll see are the ones with an "!" over their heads. These spawn at random but a lot of the time if you find one, chances are it'll spawn again around the same spot.
  • The second type are very rare but they can spawn anywhere. These enemies are the spinning cubes. If you approach them by running they will run away, so you'll need to approach slowly. Press to walk towards them.


The best place to grind for these rare enemies is in the Sapstraph Deepwoods. First things first, warp to the Sapstraph Deepwoods SW entrance. Here you will see two enemies, one of these enemies will be a rare enemy at random. The trick to spawn the rare monster is to head into the area behind you (Sapstraph Highroad) and then run back into the Deepwoods. Rinse and repeat until you see a rare monster. Unfortunately, it may take a long time to get one to spawn but they will eventually spawn.

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Combo Artiste
Perform a combo that exceeds a target number of hits. Awarded to those whose combo skills pay the bills.

To get this trophy you must do a 100 hit combo in battle.

Best way to get this trophy is using Milla with the following setup;
  • Blinding Sphere Arte (Set to )
  • Minimum Damage Skill
  • Assault Skill
  • Assault 2 Skill
  • Assault 3 Skill
  • Linked Action Skill


You don't need to have all of the +AC skills but it'll make this go a lot faster than it would if you only had your default amount. The key to doing this is setting all other characters in battle to manual to ensure that they don't bother and kill all the enemies as you try to do this, and also unlink your current partner if you have one. Make sure to first take out all but one of the enemies so you only have to focus on one and not getting attacked by others in the process.

Once you have done that, you can now begin following this attack pattern. If you have all the skills equipped above you'll have 8AC, so now attack the enemy with normal attacks until you reach 1AC, then press to do Blinding Sphere. While this happens your AC should reset fast enough so you can continue attacking again til 1AC. So, all you are doing is attacking til 1AC, blinding sphere, attack again til 1AC, and blinding sphere. It may take a couple of attempts to get used to the pattern, but it'll only take a minute or less to do.

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Sadist
Exploit an enemy's weakness a target number of times. Awarded to those who know how to hit where it hurts.

To get this trophy you need to exploit the weakness of an enemy 1350 times. When in battle, check the monsters info to see if they have any weaknesses by pressing R1. Once you know the weakness of the enemy, attack it with the corresponding arte and you'll see "power hit" as you attack the enemy.

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Leader of Links
Perform a target number of linked artes. Awarded to those who understand the value of teamwork.

To get this trophy, you must do 1350 link attacks. Link attacks are special attacks that you can do with your linked up partner.

First you must make sure you are linked in battle to another character. Next you'll want to pay attention to the blue gauge bar to the left side of the screen. It has a few black lines if you look and your goal is to fill up each section to eventually reach overlimit. When you fill one section you'll be able to do a link attack with your partner. This gauge will not move any further til you or other members in the party initiate a link attack.

Now to make sure you can do a link attack with the specific character you are linked to, you must set arte attacks to your d-pad or Right analog stick. When you are in your Arte attack setup in the menu there will be a button for link attacks and will show the combinations of artes for two characters to make one link attack. Now set all the attacks that will work with your linked partner. Also If you are currently in a battle, the attacks that match up to your partner will have a green box next to it.

Now once you are back in battle, use one of the arte attacks you set and attack an enemy. If it worked, you'll see a yellow symbol over your character and once that yellow symbol appears, press L2. This will activate the link attack if successful.

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Forger of Chains
Perform a target number of linked arte chains. Awarded to those who strive for battle perfection.

To get this trophy you must do 450 link chain attacks. This attack is further expanded from the normal link attack and can only be done during overlimit. I will assume you will have read the information above on how to do a link attack (Leader of Links) and have already set attacks to shortcuts or the d-pad. Using the Shortcuts on the right analog sticks will made this far more easier.

Next step is to fill your link gauge to full and once it is, trigger a link attack with your desired partner. This link attack will trigger overlimit to turn on. During this link attack you'll see a pink circle pop up with "chance" in the middle. When this pops up, you attack with another arte that you haven't used yet. If you were successful, another link attack will be performed. You will keep getting these chances as long as you are in overlimit mode. So you could potentially have 4+ chains without having to stop.

Example: The battle should look something like below. This setup with count for one link chain. I will be using Jude as the example with layouts I typically use.
  • Fill linking gauge
  • Perform Demon Fist -
  • Press L2
  • Overlimit activated
  • Chance appears
  • Perform Cerberus Strike - Press up on analog stick

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Skilled Delegator
Utilize Auto-Items a target number of times. Awarded to team leaders who know how to delegate.

To get this trophy you have to let your party members use items 400 times. Early on in the game you will unlock the Auto Item feature, in which allies will automatically use items in battle. When an ally uses an item in battle, you'll see a yellow gauge bar in the lower left corner which will say "Item". After 400 times of this happening the trophy will be yours.

Note: You can turn off auto items in the strategy menu under each character. Sometimes the other characters can be very wasteful and this is the only way you can stop them from popping item after item.

Tip:
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3 members of the party to wear Demon Seal, and t he 4th member to be the one to spam the items. Go against low level enemies so the party won't die too fast, like the ones at Sapstrath Highroad. Equip the "Minimum Damage" skill on all of them so they don't automatically kill the other enemies.

The trick is here that the 4th member, with all the healing skills turned off will just spam the most of the Apple Gels, Orange gels and Life bottles until you have like 2 or 3 left in your inventory. With the Demon Seal draining the TP and HP, the 4th member will spam Apple and Orange Gels, and as they die, he\she will use the Life Bottles. This goes quickly and you can easily drain like 38 - 39 items in less than 5 minutes in one battle, and when you're done you just buy more items and rinse and repeat!
Basically what this method does is by equiping the Demon Seal accessory to all active members of the party. All of the party members will receive ailments for wearing the said accessory, and it drains HP and TP. By turning off all the healing skills on either Elize/Leia, the party will be forced to use items. This method is good for people that have accidently/purposely turned off auto items and found themselves unable to get party members to use items in the later stages of the game.

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Sous Chef
Trigger a target number of food effects. Awarded to those with an affinity for fine cuisine.

To get this trophy you must consume 800 food items.

There are three types of every food item in the game;
  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large


Depending on the size and type of benefits the amount of times it can be used will vary. One Large item may give you 15 battles of use, while another may only give you 5. To use a food item, go to the item menu and tab over once to the food item tab. From here, just pick any food item you wish to use. After every battle the game will notify you that you've used one item. So in short, the game wants you to fight 800 battles using food items. I would work on this trophy as soon as you can, otherwise you might find yourself grinding at end game trying to complete it.

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Snap Pivot Adept
Perform Jude's Snap Pivot a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Jude in battle.

To get this trophy you must use Jude's Snap Pivot ability 150 times. To use Snap Pivot you must Guard with and then whichever direction away from the enemy attacking you.

Example: The enemy is to the right of Jude and they are about to attack you. You'll need to press + left (on left analog stick). If you time it correctly, Jude will disappear and reappear behind the enemy.

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Spirit Shift Adept
Perform Milla's Spirit Shift a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Milla in battle.

To get this trophy you need to use Milla's Spirit Shift ability 150 times. Out of all the abilities, Milla's is overall the easiest to do. When you cast any Arte with Milla ( ), there are two things you can do for any spell. Hold the button she'll cast the attack you set. However if you only briefly hold the the attack will "Spirit Shift" into another arte attack. This attack is what is counted for the trophy.

So for this trophy, all you need to do is just tap the button, wait for the attack, then do it over and over. I used Fireball, so Milla kept shifting to using Flare Bomb.

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Charge Adept
Perform Alvin's Charge a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Alvin in battle.

To get this trophy you must do Alvin's Charge ability 150 times. His can be a little tricky at times to get to work. However it's still pretty simple to do. Press and hold with any of his arte attacks. He will hold his weapon to his side and you'll see it glow blue. After he is done charging, attack again with another Arte attack and you'll notice that the attack is much stronger and has a different name.

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Teepo Switching Adept
Perform Elize's Teepo Switching a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Elize in battle.

To get this trophy you must use Elize's Teepo Switching ability 150 times. This one is pretty easy to do. Just stand back in battle and press the L3 button (left analog stick) over and over. You'll know if it works if you see Teepo floating next to Elize or changing into a backpack/behind Elize.

Note: Make sure to turn off any skills that keeps Teepo on or off. As this will prevent the switches from working.

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Arte Tuning Adept
Perform Rowen's Arte Tuning a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Rowen in battle.

To get this trophy you must use Rowen's Arte Tuning ability 150 times. After Rowen casts any spell there will be a specific set of buttons to press after the attack is casted. They will either be button prompts or spinning the analog sticks.

Example: When using the Fireball attack, after it is casted you'll see the appear. When that appears, continually press until it no longer prompts you. Each prompt counts as one, so you'll get about 3 counts for one spell.

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Elongating Staff Adept
Perform Leia's Elongating Staff a set number of times. Awarded to those who've mastered Leia in battle.

To get this trophy you must use Leia's Elongating Staff ability 150 times. Her ability is similar to Jude's in which she has the backstep away from the enemy to trigger her ability. However, her staff will grow much larger. It seems that even when her staff is enlongated that you can still dodge and it will count for the trophy as well. So you don't have to keep "growing" the staff to get this to count.

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Yeoman Healer
Witness Jude's Restore skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Jude.

To get this trophy you must be linked with Jude and allow him to use his support ability "Restore", 150 times. To get him to use the Restore ability, you must get downed. When you are about to get downed, don't press when you are falling as you'll regain your balance immediately. Stay on the ground and Jude will use his ability.

The best places to grind for this trophy is in the Magnus Zero and Tatalian Abyss dungeons. Both dungeons have many enemies that will like to knock you down over and over.

Note: Equipping Jude with the skill "Glory" will prevent him or anyone he is linked to from getting downed. Make sure this is off when you work on this trophy.

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Skilled Binder
Witness Milla's Bind skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Milla.

To get this trophy you must be linked with Milla and let her use her "Bind" ability 150 times. Some enemy types she will do this more with, and some enemies not at all. In the Battle Book, it mentions that she can bind speed-type foes the easiest, and will always bind a stunned foe.

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Deft Breaker
Witness Alvin's Breaker skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Alvin.

To get this trophy you need to link with Alvin and allow him to use his "Breaker" ability 150 times. Alvin will use this ability to break the guards of any enemy. If the enemy you are attacking guards, chances are he will use Breaker 99% of the time. Depends on whether the enemy is killed before Alvin gets a chance to use the attack.

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Soul Drainer
Witness Elize's Teepo Drain skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Elize.

To get this trophy you'll need to link with Elize and let her use her "Teepo Drain" ability 150 times. In the Battle Book it mentions the chances of absorbing increase against technical type foes and from being juggled in the air. Elize almost always did 1-3 drains a battle for me without even thinking about those two things.

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Spirit Guardian
Witness Rowen's Auto Magic Guard skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Rowen.

To get this trophy you must link with Rowen and allow him to use his support ability "Auto Magic Guard" 150 times. This one is pretty easy to trigger as long as you are fighting enemies that spell cast. Whenever an enemy casts a spell and it is aimed for you, Rowen will use this ability every time. Try to leave the spell casters for last in battle, as they will always stay back and keep casting for the most part.

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Career Thief
Witness Leia's Item Steal skill a set number of times. Awarded to those who partner well with Leia.

To get this trophy you must link with Leia and allow her to use the "Item Steal" ability 150 times. She will steal an item or try to steal an item from an enemy when it is downed. You can increase the odds of her stealing items as you progress with unlocking more skills. A couple skills will increase the odds of stealing and such.

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Black Belt
Learn a target number of Jude's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Jude in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Jude to level 99 and fill in both of his Lilium Orbs.

See Grandmaster-to-Be for more information.

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Lord of Spirits
Learn a target number of Milla's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Milla in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Milla to level 99 and fill in both of her Lilium Orbs.

See Grandmaster-to-Be for more information.

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Mercenary Legend
Learn a target number of Alvin's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Alvin in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Alvin to level 99 and fill in both of his Lilium Orbs.

See Grandmaster-to-Be for more information.

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Graduate Channeler
Learn a target number of Elize's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Elize in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Elize to level 99 and fill in both of her Lilium Orbs.

See Grandmaster-to-Be for more information.

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Genius Tactician
Learn a target number of Rowen's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Rowen in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Rowen to level 99 and fill in both of his Lilium Orbs.

See Grandmaster-to-Be for more information.

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Grandmaster-to-Be
Learn a target number of Leia's artes and skills. Awarded to those who have mastered Leia in battle.

To get this trophy, max out Leia to level 99 and fill in both of her Lilium Orbs.

The best way to reach level 99 in the game is either grinding in the Ex Dungeon; Magnus Zero or in the Tatalian Abyss (Elympios). It's a little more efficient to grind in Magnus Zero because you have access to the vendors on every 5th floor so you can restock on food items. There are a few items that you will need to bring along; food and a few accessories. However, Tatalian Abyss overall gives more experience, and you don't have to worry about particular enemies in Magnus Zero either petrifying or killing you in one shot. Trade off is that you will have to leave the dungeon to restock on food items.

Items to bring along:
  • Dark Seal - This accessory boosts experience by 1.5, but increases your damage taken.
  • Spicy Chicken Roll - This food item boosts experience by 100%
  • Beef Bowl - This food item boosts experience by 60%
  • Soda Rice - This food item boosts experience by 30%


You can only use one food item at a time, and chances are you'll start running low as you reach the next vendor in Magnus Zero.

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Scholar of Rieze Maxia
Complete Chapter 1 of Tales of Xillia. Nice work! We're just getting started...

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed

I intend to write the story trophies of this game with the least amount of spoilers as I possibly can. Many of you I assume tend to look ahead to see where the chapter ends, but not necessarily on how you get there. In my guide I will list the locations of where to go in the general order of how you will progress in game. I will also list next to that location if there is a mini or major boss coming to be aware of at least that. Be aware though that I will list the names of the final boss of the game, so avoid the spoiler tags of the chapter 4 section if you only wish to know that when you get there.

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Note: This list doesn't veer off to complete sub-events, this is strictly for storyline only.

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Traveler of Rieze Maxia
Complete Chapter 2 of Tales of Xillia. Well done! The adventure continues...

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed

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Exposer of Rieze Maxia
Complete Chapter 3 of Tales of Xillia. Great job! The climax is just ahead!

This trophy is story related and cannot be missed

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He Who Acts With Conviction
Complete Jude's story. Congratulations on completing Tales of Xillia!

To get this trophy, you must choose Jude at the beginning of the game to see his part of the story after Chapter 3. The trophy will pop after defeating the final boss of the game.

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She Who Upholds Her Conviction
Complete Milla's story. Congratulations on completing Tales of Xillia!

To get this trophy, you must choose Milla at the beginning of the game to see her part of the story after Chapter 3. The trophy will pop after defeating the final boss of the game.

Note: In Milla's story after chapter 3. there will be enemies that are only available for her. Make sure to get all these enemies if you are having trouble completing the Enemy Book.

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World's Greatest Warrior
Defeat the Golden Mage Knight. Awarded to the world's most formidable fighters!

To get this trophy, you must defeat the Golden Mage Knight in the Ex Dungeon; Magnus Zero. To reach the Golden Mage Knight you must reach the 20th floor in the dungeon, or after the 4th time you see the vendor. This guy is the toughest boss in the game and can be very difficult just due to the way that he fights which is splitting into more bodies. There are three parts to this battle, and each part the boss will split into more enemies.

Part one will be the easiest as you are only dealing with one enemy, but this will get significantly harder as you reach the second and third parts. Your focus will be defeating the Puppeteer when you get to it. Other than this, make sure you have a lot of hourglass items because you're going to need them especially if you need to get the party healed or trying to get a significant amount of damage done without being interrupted.

If you are having a lot of issues and you don't mind changing the difficulty, you can change it to easy. There are no difficulty trophies in the game to worry about so go ahead if you need to.

Also I suggest running through Magnus Zero without fighting anything as you can't buy items when you are in this dungeon. You will need to be fully stocked on items to get through this battle. You can always come back later to fight the enemies, or make a run through of the dungeon first, stock up, then come back.

Unlocking Magnus Zero
To unlock Magnus Zero, you'll need to complete a specific sub-event quest and beat the final boss of the game. The sub-event you must complete is the one where you have to defeat all six Devil Beasts for the Devil's Arms weapons. The Devil's Arms weapons are the strongest weapons in the game once they are awakened after defeating the Golden Mage Knight.

To Start the sub-quest, talk to the old man on a bunch of barrels in Sapstraph Seahaven. He will mention the Devil Beasts and to avoid them whenever you see them; of course we won't be doing this. So, now we have to find six of the Devil Beasts which are located at;
  • Schweiss - Xailan Woods (Alvin's weapon)
  • Gatrega - Xagut Floodmeadow (Elize's weapon)
  • Folzam - Bermia Gorge (Jude's weapon)
  • Melanbron - Helioborg 14F (Rowen's weapon)
  • Roparde - Ole Vicalle Mine (Leia's weapon)
  • Dranzort - Tatalian Abyss (Milla's weapon)


Once you defeat all six of them, return to the man in Sapstraph Seahaven and he'll give you a key. However you can't use this key until you defeat the final boss and enter post game. Once you have done that, go to Fezebel Marsh and head completely to the end of the map. The Entrance to Magnus Zero is the portal at the end.


[top]Grade Shop

After you beat the final boss in the game and make your clear save file, you'll unlock New Game+. On New Game+ you'll be first greeted with the Grade Shop before starting the story over again. You earn Grade for everything you do in the game; sub-events, skits, boss battles, linking, using items. In turn these points are used so you can bring some of your previous things into your new file, but at a price.

List of things you can buy from the Grade Shop
Inherit Half Levels: 2000 Inherit Full Levels: 5000
Inherit Shop Levels: 1000 Max Item Capacity: 30: 500
Max Item Capacity: 99: 1000 Inherit Gald: 1000
Inherit Consumable Items: 300 Inherit Material Items: 500
Inherit Fashion Items: 200 Inherit Accessory Items: 700
Inherit Special Items: 200 Inherit Skill Items: 2000
Inherit Devil's Arms: 500 Double Experience: 300
5x Experience: 2000 Double Gald: 300
Double Item Drops: 500 Double Material Points: 300
Unlock Skits: 3000 Double Gauge Growth: 300
Maximum AC+1: 500 Maximum AC+2: 1500
Inherit Arte Usage: 100 Skill SP 1: 3000
Triple Critical: 100 Double Damage: 100
Reduce Arte Cost: 1000


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Sub-event Checklist

In this section I will have the entire listing of all 102 sub-events in the game below. It is listed in order of how they are listed in the Event List section of the menu in the game, and not in chronological order. This is merely for simplicity to figure our what you are missing, and where you can find the said event. Due to the sheer size of the amount of events in the game, I'll be putting it all in a spoiler tag as to not clutter the guide unless the tag is opened.


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