Sword Of Mana
Hint: Charge attack:
To do a special charge attack, wait until your attack
gauge is full and your character starts flashing green. Hold A
for approximately two seconds, and release it. Your character
will do a charge attack which varies with weapon to weapon.
Information in this section was contributed by Christian Reid.
Hint: Expert enemies:
Kill over 1,000 of the same enemy to replace it with
an much more difficult black version of it in future encounters.
Hint: Easy experience:
In the room before battling Count Lee, there are four
bats flying around. If you kill each one, you may get an object.
After a few seconds, the bats reappear. Keep killing them and
after awhile you will get easy experience.
Information in this section was contributed by silverguitar89.
In the beginning when you are at Vinquette Manor, there is a room
near the stairs down to where you get Salamander. Inside are four
Lime Slimes. Equip your bow, go in there, and exit and enter repeatedly
for about twenty minutes. You should be at least level 17 or 18
by the time you leave. Then, continue with the rest of the game.
Information in this section was contributed by Rpgod.
Just before you fight Count Lee (the vampire), there is a room
with four Batmos. Kill them repeatedly until they turn black.
This happens when you kill 999 of them. Check your progress by
using Popoi's Notebook to see how many youhave killed. Note: You
need Agility so you can move around if you absolutely need to
and lots of INT (at least 20-30) and MP (at least50-60). When
a level up, only do the Mage/Sorcerer class (and Sage sometimes
a little bit of Warrior for defense). When they respawn as the
black Ultra-Batmos, go to the far left between the wall and the
table. Equip Wisp (light element magic). Note: Salamander can
also be used because the burns cause about 52 damage to them if
they are successful. Eat a piece of bird meat (you should have
gotten at least one from the regular Batmos. If not, find one
or two from the birds outside. Attack them and you will soon get
a pretty strong Light element going (about 20 to 40). Eventually
if your magic is in the 20 to 30s and Wisp is around 20, you can
do 59 to 82 damage per hit (with bird meat). Do not go out of
the room or you will only do damage in the 30s range because the
bird meat bonus is taken off upon exiting the room. Do not stop
to heal your magic if you are running low. Just keep attacking
until you have used all of your magic that can be used for attacking.
Then, just sit in the top left corner until all your magic is
restored. If the bats steal the location, just run until you are
under the doorway leading to the golden goddess-save-statue, on
the inner corner of what looks like a tank and another table (on
the right side of the doorway). If they come after you, make sure
they are on the edge of the screen opposite from your position
(so that you can only just see them along the edge) and run away.
If they close in on all sides, just attack one that is alone and
hope that it has not seen you yet. You can push it back enough
to escape past it. They have somewhat-slow attacks and can be
dodged easily. It is possible that it can also get charmed (the
low-percentile-success-rate status effect caused by using Wisp)
so it does not attack for a few seconds. This will allow you to
slide past quickly. This takes some time. Note: This works best
with the girl because her staff automatically targets enemies
at a fair distance.
Information in this section was contributed by Baru.
Use the following trick for easy Mage training. It requires the
Black Basilisks. South of Ishe is an area with lots of Basilisks.
Switch your NPC status to "Attack from afar" with Mage.
You can sit up on a cliff and just watch your character rack up
the levels in Mage (for example, Wisp, Salamander, Gnome, etc.).
Information in this section was contributed by Jake, Who Else?.
Hint: Polter Boxes:
Every time you defeat a Polter Box, you will get a
very good item such as materials, seeds, icons and even coins.
However, in some locations, you cannot find a Polter Box. Try
to get it by hitting the Polter Box icon using the treasure chest
left behind by an enemy that you just killed. Note: Only some
treasure chest contain the Polter Box icon. Others will have spikes,
Information in this section was contributed by Blue Devil.
Hint: Dodge all attacks:
First, make sure that you have anything that your character
eats to use. Then, wait for the time that you know the enemy is
about to use an attack. Before the attack is launched, use the
item. Your enemy's attack will not hit, and if you are lucky,
you will not lose HP. Note: Sometimes this fails but you will
lose less HP than normal.
Information in this section was contributed by Adriano Leite.
Hint: Cutting grass:
You can cut grass quickly by charging the Hero, then
doing his sword special attack by holding B. If you did
not hit an enemy, you can still do it.
Information in this section was contributed by Mnyzgrl.
Hint: Extended ending sequence:
Watch the ending sequence until the "Fin"
screen appears. Wait approximately five minutes, then a sequence
featuring a Chocobo will appear before the game returns to the
Hint: Defeating Julian:
When Julian takes on his final form in the battle after
the fight with the sheep and with the clones, the easiest (if
not most time consuming) way of defeating him is to stand back
at the end of the platform and pound at him with the bow. Recover
any HP you lose from his attacks with Wisp (Spirit that gives
you the ability to regain health). Also, if you have the Trait
Coin for Salamander (Fire, it gives you the PwrUP effect, which
gives you a more powerful attack), it will make it quicker and
easier. Do not change Spirits. Use only Wisp to regain life and
otherwise rely on your weapon. The Pedan Bow can be very effective;
forge the Bow with Pedan Stone to obtain it. Dont bother with
other weapons, as they will put you too close to him when he attacks,
or cannot reach him. Forge and temper the bow to what you think
its optimum efficiency is, then shoot away. Also, there is no
way to continue the game after you have defeated the final Boss.
Complete every quest you can before you start your final adventure.
Information in this section was contributed by David Deutsch.
Hint: Raw materials:
If you are interested in finding some of the best raw
materials in the game, please read on. There are three locations
where you can find these raw materials, and three enemies that
occasionally drop some rare ones. There are five materials, listed
here. Each one has its pros and cons, depending on what you want
to use it for. But all of them are difficult to find, and only
available during the latest stages of the game.
Altena Alloy is an excellent, multi-purpose metal that does not
have any elemental value. You will first find it in the Sealed
Cave, but will have to work for it. An enemy called the Shadow
Zed (Amorph category) will sometimes drop Altena Alloy in a treasure
chest after you defeat them. It is statistically better than Lorimar
Iron, and it may be used to forge a wide variety of weapons, as
well as armor pieces for the Hero. If you are playing the Hero,
try to gather as much Altena Alloy as you can before leaving the
Sealed Cave. This is a good idea even if you are playing the Heroine.
By doing this you will have stocked enough of the material to
forge some very good equipment for your journey through the Dime
Tower, and into the Mana Sanctuary.
Black Bone is another material that you will first find in the
Sealed Cave. It is found in a single treasure chest deep inside
the cave, and no enemies will leave the material behind until
you reach the Mana Sanctuary. Although it is not nearly as versatile
as Altena Alloy, Black Bone may be used to forge a few weapons
which can cause the Wimp effect against normal enemies. The best
use for this material is forging a new breast plate for the Hero.
It cannot be used to forge any other type of armor, but when it
is used to forge a breast plate it provides more protection than
Altena Alloy. This can count for a lot, especially when you begin
to face some of the hardest hitting enemies later in the game.
Dion Wood is probably the best wood that you will find in the
game. It is first found in the Rocky Wilds in a single treasure
chest, after you travel to the far north of that region. More
treasure chests containing this material can be found scattered
throughout the Mana Sanctuary. Some enemies will leave the material
behind in the same region. Until then, you are stuck with the
single piece you find in the Rocky Wilds. Dion Wood is most useful
when you are playing the Heroine. It may be used to forge a new
spear, or a very good bow that can last you for the rest of the
game. It may also be used to forge a full set of durable clothing
for the Heroine, as soon as you gather enough of it.
Fossil is a bone material that is similar to Black Bone in terms
of overall versatility. This material is very rare, and may only
be found in the Mana Sanctuary. An enemy called the Mean Mask
(Demon category) will sometimes drop Fossil in a treasure chest
after you defeat them. At first, the material might seem somewhat
useless, as it cannot be used to forge many weapons or pieces
of armor. But its lack of versatility is offset by one redeeming
quality; a weapon forged out of Fossil can sometimes cause the
Petrify effect on normal enemies. Any enemy that is turned to
stone can be considered as good as dead. They will not be able
to move after being petrified, and once they do turn back to normal,
they die. Try making a flail out of this material.
Mythril Silver is probably the best metal that you will find in
the game. It may only be found in the Mana Sanctuary. An enemy
called the Shamanion (Demihuman category) will sometimes drop
Mythril Silver in a treasure chest after you defeat them. As soon
as you are able to determine the best way of acquiring this material,
gather as much of it as you can. It may be used to forge a wide
variety of weapons that are stronger than anything made from Altena
Alloy. In addition, any weapons forged out of Mythril Silver can
sometimes cause the Silence effect on normal enemies, preventing
them from using magic. On another approach, you can try to forge
pieces of armor for the Hero out of Mythril Silver. Although it
will not provide as much physical protection as Altena Alloy,
it will ensure that he is not inflicted with Silence, and also
provide needed protection from all magical elements. These are
two attributes that will prove very useful during the final battle
Crystal is the best raw material you will find in the game. You
can forge any weapon or armor with crystal, and it will give you
the best stats in all areas. Crystal is not easy to find, though.
There are a few ways to get it, but this one is the easiest. First,
find any enemy. It is recommended that you find something that
is fairly easy to kill, but appears in large numbers. Kill it
one thousand times, and a black enemy will reappear in its place.
Crystal is dropped by all black enemies 2% of the time. It is
a long task, but in the end it is worth it. Also, if you want
the most out of your crystal, do not temper it with any veggies
except for Spade Basils; or any fruits except for Fishyfruits.
These will increase all of the stats, and not just some of them.
Spade Basils are grown by planting small seeds with crooked seeds
on Dryad day. Fishyfruits are grown by planting flat seeds with
spiny seeds on Jinn Day.
Information in this section was contributed by pinkfloyd1227.
Hint: Amigos items:
Link to another game and trade the indicated amount
of Amigos to get the corresponding item. Note: They can only be
used once per day in game time.
Amigo Flute: 1 Amigo
Selva Card: 5 Amigos
Pokiehl Card: 10 Amigos
Tote Card: 15 Amigos
Rosiotti Card: 30 Amigos
Olbohn Card: 50 Amigos
Gaia Card: 75 Amigos
Matilda Card: 100 Amigos
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