Successfully complete and save the game, then reload
the cleared game file. The "Game Record", "Sound
Test", and "Mania" options will now be unlocked
at the title screen. Also, go to the Grade Shop to access new
Grade shop purchases:
To unlock the Grade Ship complete the game and save
when prompted. Start the game again using the cleared game file.
The game will prompt you to insert Disc 1. Upon doing so, you
are taken to a screen where you can purchase various options with
the Grade that you collected throughout the game. Note: You will
receive 1000 extra Grade by defeating the final boss. The following
things can be purchased at the shop.
Carry up to 30 items: 500 Grade
EXP x 1/2: 10 Grade
EXP x 10: 3000 Grade
EXP x 2: 1000 Grade
Get more bonus EXP from combos: 50 Grade
Raise Relationships: 100 Grade
Receive more Grade after battle: 100 Grade
Start game with 500 more HP: 250 Grade
Start with 160 HP at the beginning of a battle: 10 Grade
Transfer over Collector's Encyclopedia data: 10 Grade
Transfer over World Map data: 10 Grade
Transfer over all Spells/Techs: 1000 Grade
Transfer over Battle Strategy data: 10 Grade
Transfer over Character Collection: 10 Grade
Transfer over cooking skills: 50 Grade
Transfer over EX Gems (inventory): 600 Grade
Transfer over EX Skills (equipped): 400 Grade
Transfer over Gald: 1000 Grade
Transfer over Memory Gems: 20 Grade
Transfer over Minigame data: 10 Grade
Transfer over Monster Encyclopedia data: 10 Grade
Transfer over play time: 10 Grade
Transfer over recipes: 50 Grade
Transfer over Relationships: 10 Grade
Transfer over the number of times you used certain Spells/Techs:
Transfer over titles: 1000 Grade
Hint: View skit scripts:
You can view the script of all the Z skits by
going to Katz Island on Sylvarant and talking to the mayor (the
cat that spins) several times. You can view the script for all
the conversations, even ones you have not had yet.
Hint: Easy Gald:
Go to the city of Lzoold and go to the boat dock. Find
your wanted poster at the dock. There will be a person in a pink
cat suit here, Emo-Katz, and he or she will ask you to play "EB".
Play it and choose easy for Apple Gels, normal for Life Bottles,
or hard for Lemon Gels. You will get five of them if you win.
You can do this as many times as desired. You can sell the Lemon
Gels for 500 Gald at the shop above Emo-Katz. Play EB four times
and win to get 20 Lemon Gelss and sell them to get lots of Gald.
In Tekkial'a at the earth temple at the bottom of the bridges,
you will break and find treasures. At the bottom is a dragon creature.
Each time you kill him you will get 10,000 Gald. He as 10,000
HP with an attack of 1200 and defense of about 400, However, he
is easy to defeat with Raine.
Once you get Zelos into your party, flag him as the avatar (the
person who walks around) by scrolling over his picture and pressing
X. When Zelos talks to any female NPC (even shop owners),
he will get free items or Gald. They will give you different items
and different amounts of Gald each time you leave the city and
return. Repeat this frequently to get good items. Note: They do
not give Zelos weapons, armor, or accessories.
This can be done as early as possible in the game. When done early
it is also good for experience. When you get to Ossa Trail, fight
everything you can and use combos frequently. If you do well in
the fight, you will get lots of Beast Fangs and Beast Hides, can
be sold for 1,000 Gald each. Repeat this as many times as desired.
After you rebuild Luin, there will be a shop called "Fighting
Spirit" All of the items there are like toys, but are all
better than the items you probably have. Buy Sheena's weapon called
"Money Bag" and equip it. Then, go to the dragon in
the Temple Of Earth and fight it. When Sheena is in battle and
you win, the Gald gets doubled because of her weapon.
Go to the gnome place. Go all the way to the bottom by using your
earthquake from the ring you got at the beginning of the game.
Once you are all the way at the bottom, take a right. You will
see a flying dragon. Defeat it for 10,000 Gald. Then, go to the
secret passageway on your left. Go back the way you came (back
to the dragon) and defeat it again. Keep doing this as many times
Get the accessory that gives you twice as much Gald and Sheena's
"fake" weapon, the Money Bag, which also gives you twice
as much Gald. Optionally, have anyone with an EX Skill called
Happiness, which allows someone to occasionally get more Gald
or experience. Then, fight the Dragon in the Earth Temple at the
bottom of the bridges. It should be easy to defeat it late in
the game. This results in 20,000 to 40,000 Gald each time. With
the Happiness EX Skill, you can get from 21,000 to 41,000 Gald.
Hint: Finding Lyla:
If you go north from izoold without doing two things
to get on the boat it will cause the boat to disappear. However,
you are not stuck. You will find the girl again, but you must
do other things first. This is also an opportunity to get Sheena.
This will require a lot of leveling up, but is worth it. There
are also two seals that can be opened. You must go to Himma and
tell the woman that you are Sheena's friend. This will get you
started towards getting Sheena. Luin will be attacked by the Desians
and you must save it. You must save the girl being sacrificed
to the fake Wind Guardian. Then, open that seal. You can also
go through the Tower Of Mana and release a seal. After doing everything
that you can, you should have Sheena in your party and the boat
and Lyla will be in Izoold, ready for you. You much more powerful
than you actually need to be to do everything needed in Palmacosta
and the surrounding areas.
Hint: Fight a Bacura:
To fight a Bacura, the big solid Mana blocks in the
Toize Mines, go to the last room, where you get the ore. There
will be a one-eyed monster in there. fight it. Sometimes it will
be a couple of Stone Golems with some other monsters, and sometimes
it will be a Bacura. Just run away if it is not a Bacura and re-encounter
it. The Bacura has 255 HP and you can only drain one. Also, it
disappears after thirty seconds.
Instead of going into the Toize Valley Mines to get to a Bacura
battle, go to the SE Abbey. Go on the wide path outside of the
abbey and fight a monster there.
Hint: Fight against Aviation:
Get all nine Darkness Weapons and go to the Darkness
Temple to fight Aviation.
Hint: Fight against Seles:
To fight Seles (Zelos' sister), go to the Meltokio
arena after you get the emblem from Derris-Kharlan. Complete beginner
and intermediate modes to unlock advanced mode. Complete advanced
mode twice with any character to fight Seles in an extra match.
By winning the match you will get Zelos' best weapon, the Last
Hint: Fight against Garr, Meredy, and Farah:
Tn order to fight Garr, Meredy, and Farah from the
previous Tales Of Destiny games, get near the end of the
game when you have to defeat the dark dragon just before the ultimate
battle against Mithos. Leave Derris Kharlan after obtaining the
Derris Emblem. You will now be able to participate in the coliseum
tournaments. After winning the advanced single tournament you
will be able to participate in party tournaments. Win the beginner
tournament and you will be able to fight in the advanced tournament.
Before fighting the advanced tournament, set the difficulty on
"Mania". Win the advanced tournament and you will have
to fight an unexpected exhibition match against Garr, Meredy,
and Farahf. Note: You will be able to use items.
Hint: Curry Recipe:
After you have met Altessa, leave then go back to his
house this time with Zelos as your on-screen character. If you
see Tabatha standing by the stove, talk to her. Lloyd will then
appear as the on-screen character. Follow through the sequence
that plays and she will teach you the recipe for curry, a dish
that you cannot learn from the Wonder Chef. If this does not work
the first time, then go back a short time later.
Hint: Devils Arms:
The Devils Arms are a set of cursed weapons you can
find that appear to have very little attack power. However, after
you defeat Abyssion in the Darkness Temple, try equipping them
to defeat a monster. Each time they are used to kill a monster,
they will become more powerful. These weapons can become the most
powerful weapons in the game if you have the patience to battle
The Devil's Arms are powerful weapons hidden around Tethe'alla
and Sylvarant. They can surpass any other weapon and do over 2,500
damage per hit. It takes some work to get them. First, in the
Mine where you get Inhibitor Ore, check the pieces of the Bakura
after you smash it to get the "Evil Eye". Take it to
Flanoir and show it to a dark-haired man in the front of the town,
at the foot of the building named Abyssion. He will give you access
to the other weapons. He will give you Lloyd's weapon. Go to the
Gaoracchia Forest and you will find a dark chest. It contains
Zelos' weapon. The next is in the Earth Temple. You must gather
the five gnomes. They will let you pass (one of the gnomes is
at Altessa's house). You will find Sheena's weapon in the chest
that they were blocking. Next, go to Altamira's night life and
travel to the casino. There will be a bridge nearby, and halfway
across is a man that will sell you Genis' weapon for 1,000 gald.
To get the next weapon, go to Triet and talk to two of the men
near the oasis. Leave and search the desert for a skit point on
the west side of the mountain. Trigger it and you will fight a
Sandworm. Defeat it to get another of Zelos' weapons. You will
find Presea's weapon in Latheon Gorge. Go to Welgaia to find Regal's
weapon. Return to Flanoir and speak to Abyssion again. Go to Hakonesia
Peak to receive Raine's weapon. You now have every weapon. Travel
to the Temple of Darkness and go down to the seal. Abyssion will
be waiting. He takes the weapons and transforms into a powerful
Boss with 120,000 HP. Defeat him and you will get the "Devil's
Arms" in their true form. The more enemies that your character
defeats, the more power your weapons have. Presea will also receive
the title "Empty Soul". Transfer your Battle Info to
retain the power if you wish to start a new game.
Hint: Falcon Crest:
When Lloyd is low on health (health is in the red)
and has the weapon "Material Blade" equipped, he can
use a secret tech called the Falcon Crest. To use this tech, press
X + A + B. Note: Lloyd must have the title
"Eternal Swordsman" in use when attempting this tech.
Hint: Last Fencer:
In order for this trick to work, you must have already
fought Seles with Zelos, then have gone on to fight Zelos later
in the Tower of Salvation. Go through the Advance Class battles
again with Lloyd. After you have received your prizes, Seles will
return to the Arena and try to take revenge for her brother's
death. If you defeat her, you get another Last Fencer and another
item. You may need to face her after already going through Vinheim
and getting the Sacred Stone; or have obtained the Derris Emblem.
Hint: Pink Pearl Ring:
Note: You must have Sheena in your party. After you
drop off Presea in Ozette, go to Sybak. Beside the library will
be a shop or two and a pile of junk. Go to the junk pile, and
an intermission sequence will start. Follow along with the sequence.
At the end you will receive a Pink Pearl Ring. which is listed
as a valuable item. Note: The person you must talk to has black
Hint: Opening the secret doors in the Seal
Room of the Wind Temple:
Use the ring on the pin wheels in this order to open
the door on the right side: red, green, yellow, white, blue. For
the one on the left, it is: blue, red, yellow, white, green.
Hint: Have both Kratos and the Last Fencer:
Instead of waiting to get the Derris symbol to get
into the Coliseum, you can go there immediately after the Flanoir
doctor part by choosing to have Kratos in your party and going
to the Coliseum just before the Cruxis raid to get the Last Fencer
(the strongest sword in the game next to the Devil's Arms). The
Last Fencer can also be equipped by Kratos.
Hint: Summon Spirit Maxwell:
In order to find the Summon Spirit Maxwell, you must
first find the Derris Emblem in Derris-Kharlan (which is late
in the game, near the end ). Then, go to Exire (Half-elves village
) and go to the house with a man inside. He is the person that
says that a team of half-elves and humans is a rare combination.
Go up the stairs in front of his house and walk around to get
to the back, which leads to secret passage. Walk until you see
a tombstone. Equip the Ring of Fire, Water, Earth, Wind (which
are Ruby, Aquamarine, Opal, Garnet). Then, you will fight Maxwell.
He has 60,000 HP (easy mode in the customize menu) or 90,000 HP
(hard mode). He also knows strong level 3 magic spells such as
Thunder Arrow, Raging Mist, and Meteor Swarm.
Hint: Get the locations of the enemies
in your Monster List:
Have Raine use a Magic Lens on an enemy. That will
fill the "Location" part of the enemy profile in the
Hint: Colette: Maid costume:
After defeat the Dark Dragon and going through the
door, go into the castle in Meltokio and find two maids facing
each other. Talk to them and an intermission sequence will begin
where Colette runs errands for a rich woman. After this, you will
receive 100 Gald and the title: Maid, which lets you wear a maid
Hint: Genis: Alternate costume:
After you defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Meltokio. Go to the slums
and you will find a boy chasing a Kats. Genis will follow the
boy and the Kats will get away. Afterwards, talk to the Kats in
the item shop near the secret entrance. He will tell you to talk
to the elder in Kats Village in Sylvarant. When you talk to the
Elder Kats, he will give Genis a Kats costume. You will have to
return to the slums. After that, watch the intermission sequence
and Genis will keep the Kats costume.
Hint: Genis, Kratos, and Zelos: Unlimited
This trick requires the level 4 Ex skill Spell Charge
and works best in combination with Concentrate. Note: Kratos and
Zelos have Concentrate. Super Chain, Spell Charge, and another
level 4 skill, Hold B while casting. When the character
starts flashing, press A before releasing B. Press
A again, or use any non-magical special move (including
Guardian/Force Field). The spell will use 0 TP. Combined with
the Slasher EX skill, Kratos and Zelos will become the ultimate
"Jack of all trades" in the game.
Hint: Lloyd: Easy Comboist title:
Make a party with at least Lloyd, Genis, and Raine.
Raine must know Ray and Genis must at least know Explosion, Tidal
Wave, Cyclone, Indignation, or Ground Dasher. Perform a Unison
Attack on any enemy using Raine's Ray, one of the above mentioned
spells for Genis, and any attack from Lloyd. If done correctly,
after the characters perform their individual attacks Raine and
Genis will perform Prism Stars, causing at least 1,200 damage
and 30 hits with Lloyd and another character adding even more
hits. It is possible to score 72 hits using this technique with
Lloyd performing Raining Tiger Blade. You can also use this to
do a lot of damage to Bosses.
At a certain level about 30 to 50, Genis and Raine will get their
advance attacks. Before using Unison attack, have a few combos.
Then, use Raine's Ray Attack and Genis' Cyclone, Explosion, Ground
Dasher, or Indignation. This may require a few attempts. After
the Unison attack. Raine and Genis will fuse their attacks and
make a new attack called Prism Stars. This will take a thirty
hit combo. If done correctly, you will get a sixty hit combo,
and at the end of the battle the message "Lloyd's new title
combo expert" will appear. This is recommended through the
entire game until you get your last title at Derris Karhlan (end
Hint: Lloyd: Combo master title:
To obtain this title you must perform a 100 hit combo.
To do this easily have both Colette and Lloyd in the party. Lloyd
must know either Sword Rain: Alpha or Sonic Sword Rain. Colette
must know Hammer Rain together in unison attack. Their attack
will become Stardust Rain. If you use this against a very large
enemy such as the Dragon, the Gold Dragon, or the Dark Dragon,
it will hit them approximately 85 times. Add that to the combos
you had before and you should be well over 100. At the end of
the battle Lloyd will get the title, Combo Master, which is his
best title except for the one he can get in Derris-Kharlan.
Hint: Lloyd: Better combo:
Press A + Forward, A(2). This
will result in four hits instead of the standard three. If you
have the "Add Combo" Ex skill on, press A + Forward,
A + Down, A(2). This will result in five
hits instead of four. Follow this with a hit heavy combo such
as Sword Rain-Tiger Rage-Tempest Beast or Sword Rain Beast to
maximize your combo rating.
Hint: Lloyd: Alternate costume:
After you save Pietro and Luin is destroyed, you can
give money to build the city back. This requires more than 500,000
Gald. When you donate money, do not give away more than 70,000
Gald at a time. When you donate enough money, Pietro will tell
you that he is going on a journey. After this, go to the pier
where the boat is at in Luin. You will see Aifread. Talk to Aifread
and buy the boat for 3,000 Gald. Leave the town, re-enter, and
talk to him again. Answer "Yes" to his question to get
Lloyd's alternate pirate costume.
After you defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the doors in Mithos'
Castle, go back to Altamarina. You will find a lady who has lost
her children. Answer "Yes" to her question and find
all of her children. After that, she will leave a gift at the
hotel. They will be swimsuits. It will say that someone is waiting
for Lloyd when he is dressed up. Note: Save before you talk to
the manager so you know what swimsuits to get.
Hint: Presea: Alternate costume:
After you defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Altamarina Then, go to the
Larzeno Company and into the president's office. Talk to the old
man and you will get the "Klonoa Costume".
Hint: Presea: Stuffed Bunny axe:
Get the title "Little Madam" from the Dance
Party sub-event and purchase the Axe "Pow Hammer DX"
from Luin after rebuilt. Equip both the title and axe and fight
numerous battles. Have Presea in your team fighting. If done correctly
the axe will randomly turn into a pink bunny with a blue vest
for one battle, but that you can do many times over. After the
battle when Presea uses the stuff bunny, the axe will turn back
to its original form. It may take many battles before it turns
into the stuffed bunny.
Hint: Raine: Alternate costume:
After you Defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Asgard and run to the Ruins
all the way up. The people of Asgard will want Raine to perform
the ritual again, and she will keep the Maiden costume.
Hint: Regal: Alternate costume:
After you defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Meltokio. Run all the way
to the church where you will find two Wonder Chefs. Run up to
them, and you will find both of them arguing about an "ultimate
recipe". Then the original Wonder Chef will disappear, and
you will have a cook off with the other chef. You automatically
win. Soon after, the original wonder chef will appear again and
give Regal his "Wonder Chef" costume.
You must be at least level 25 to get Sheena.
Hint: Sheena: Alternate costume:
After you go to Mithos' Castle and open the door after
you defeat the dark dragon, go to Mizuho. Talk to the person in
the chief's house. Go to the Lightning Temple and talk to the
spirit of the chief at the altar where you fought Volt. Go back
to Mizuho and the chief will wake up. He will ask for Sheena to
spend a day at Mizuho. When you return, you will see that Sheena
has been chosen for the next chief, and you will get Sheena's
alternate chief costume.
Hint: Zelos: Alternate costume:
After you Defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Meltokio. Go to Zelos' Mansion.
Girls will be there, talking to Zelos in a mini-skit. After the
skit he will wear a mask to get away from the girls.
Hint: Zelos: Roses:
In order for Zelos to have roses, you must have Zelos'
Narcissist title and the Devil's Arm "Fafnir". Equip
them both at the same time. Fight a few battles and eventually
his dagger will turn into a few roses. After the battle, Zelos'
roses will disappear.
Hint: Zelos: Getting good items:
The items that Zelos charms from females using his
Personal EX Skill is dependent on his luck rating, which changes
every time he talks to a female. You can increase his chances
of getting good items (for example, Energy Tablets, Hourglass,
Rune Bottle) by equipping him with two Rabbit's Feet. These can
be bought in Luin. It is a good idea to buy them early, before
you meet Zelos, to get a head start on the item collecting.
Hint: Defeating the Dragon Knight:
Use the following trick to defeat the Dragon Knight
in advanced mode in the coliseum with Genis and Raine. Wait until
it flies up into the air, then run underneath it. If you are lucky,
the dragon will land on you, and you should be able to cast spells
without having to worry about getting hit. Try to use spells that
do not make the enemy move to the left or right (Photon with Raine;
Lightning, Thunder Blade, or Indignation with Genis). This could
also be applied to Zelos or Kratos if you are having trouble with
Hint: Defeating the Phantom Knight:
To defeat Phantom Knight, a powerful monster in Derris-Kharlan,
you must equip the Diamond, which you get from Origin, to your
lead character. After this is done, only your lead character can
cause melee damage to it, unless you use a union attack against
it and it will take damage.
Hint: Defeating Seles:
You will receive Zelos' Last Fencer Sword and the Elemental
Circlet no matter who you use to fight Seles. Lloyd is recommended
for this job, because of his high HP and Str. Use the Material
Blade or the Ninja Sword. At the start of the fight she almost
always casts Freeze Needles. She also uses Absolute and has her
own Sword Skills using the Last Fencer as weapon. To avoid damage
from her magic skills use Guardian when she casts Freeze Lancer.
Use Back Jump (X + Away) when she casts Absolute.
Try using Tiger Sword Rain when you get close to her, then use
Back Jump to avoid her close-range attacks (the Last Fencer or
a bag attack). If you keep using this strategy she will die quickly.
She has 12,000 HP.
Hint: Defeating Garr, Farah Oersted and
This may be one of the most difficult battles in the
game. You can only use three characters in Party Tournaments,
so choose well. Garr is not so strong as he appears. His only
advantage is his long range bow attack. His best Bow Skill is
Gale, during which he shoots about five arrows at once. However
he also has sword attacks. Defeat him after dealing with the girls.
You must start with Meredy. Keep in mind that you must defeat
her very quickly, because you cannot interrupt her magic casting.
She use the most powerful spells, including Absolute, Explosion,
Holy Lance and even Meteor Storm. She may sometimes also cast
Grave, Freeze Lancer and Acid Rain. Also, she will automatically
revive once you kill her, so you must kill her again. Farah is
who you should fear the most. Her attacks are the strongest in
the party, and she has skills such as Swallow Dance, Eagle Dive,
Twin Palm Strike and the powerful Chi with Maximum Burst. Once
she hits you with the Chi, she will link a powerful attack where
she launches another three Chi Attacks. Use the following strategy
while you (as Lloyd) fights Meredy alone, and have the other two
take care of Farah and Garr. Go into this battle with your Gels
and Life Bottles to the maximum. Do not worry about the Magic
Lens. Even if you do not use, it will be registered in your Monster
List, status and everything.
Lloyd: Tiger Sword Rain (or any other Sword Rain skill) and Demonic
Circle and Rising Falcon are what you will need to use the most.
Skills that stagger opponents (such as Beast techniques) are useful
against Meredy, as this will at least keep her in ground a few
seconds so that you can heal yourself. Rising Falcon is a good
choice to confuse your opponents, and to avoid Garr bow techniques
and some of Meredy's magics.
Zelos/Kratos: Healing techniques for support, and magics such
as Thunder Blade or Air Thurst. As for the skill, Light Spear
Cannon, Super Lighting Blade and Fierce Demon Fang. This character's
function here is to keep Farah busy while you defeat Meredy twice.
Kratos' Judgement may be useful if you have someone to protect
him while he casts it.
Regal: He is useful against Farah. Most of his skills are good
in this battle. His function is the same as Zelos/Kratos, but
use him to deal more damage to Farah.
Presea: If you put her in battle, she may be useful to help you
killing Meredy or perhaps serve as a human shield to protect a
spell-caster character (if the third character is one).
Colette: Not very useful, but if you want her in battle, Holy
Song is essential as well Angel Feathers and perhaps Judgement.
She will act as a supportive spell-caster. Have a tough character
cover her while you deal with Meredy and Garr.
Genis: Starts with mid-level magics (that inflicts regular damage
and are quick casting). When the opponents are away dealing with
the other two characters, use magics as Ground Dasher and Tidal
Wave (that haves a wide area of hit), and to inflict most damage
Explosion, Indignation and Meteor Storm.
Raine: Healing and support is the only thing she will do, maybe
one time or another casting Photon or Ray suits stop the enemies
that are around. Try keep her the farthest you can from Garr.
In a fight, press Forward + A, Forward
+ A, A, Sword Rain: Alpha (Sword Rain, Sonic
Sword Rain, Sword Rain: Beta may also work), Hunting Beast
(Raging Best also works). In this combo, you will stun the enemy,
(or make the enemy fall and use time to stand up ), which gives
you time to give to do extra damaging attacks to them and is also
a good opportunity for spellcasters to cast quickly without being
With Lloyd, press Forward + A, Forward +
A, Forward + A, Swords Rain, Psi
Tempest (while holding Forward), turn around (for a
good position), Rising Falcon. This results in 12 hits,
RF is the finisher.
With Lloyd, press Forward + A, Forward +
A, A, Sword Rain, Sonic Thrust, Tempest,
Fierce Demon Fang, Tempest Thrust or Tempest
Beast or Hunting Beast. Note : Try equipping the Sardonyx
(from Volt) or equip Shiden (sold in weapon shop in Mizuho) to
make the Sonic Thrust into Lighting Thrust, giving extra damage
once you execute Sonic thrust in the combo. Also, instead of using
Tempest, you can also use Tiger Blade, and if you equip Sardonyx
or Shiden it will turn to Lighting Tiger Blade for even more damage.
Level 1 techs may be bad for damage, but the best tech for opening
a combo or chaining from level 1 to level 3 techs, plus the level
1 techs contains most of Lloyd's special techs.
With Lloyd, press A + Forward, A, A,
Super Sonic, Sword Rain, Sword Rain, Tiger
Blade. This results in a combo of at least 20 hits if you
can push the enemy up against the edge of the field.
Use the following trick to get your max combo up. You must have
these party members to do it and have their unison attacks set
Zelos: Air Thrust or Thunder Blade
Lloyd: Raining Tiger Blade
Once your gauge is full, choose a target and use Lloyd's basic
attack 3x combo and follow up with Sword Rain. As soon as the
last strike hits, unleash the Unison attack. To make it easy,
have all their abilities set to the same direction. By this time
you will already have twelve hits from Lloyd alone and any other
hits from your allies. After your team unleashes all their attacks,
Genis and Raine unleash a Duo attack called Prism Stars that hits
thirty times. It is possible to get a max combo of 89 with this
Hint: Recommended level:
When fighting through the first ruins towards the Seal
of Fire, it is recommended that you get to at least level 13 for
each character. If not, the battle with the Boss will either require
an absolutely brilliant strategy or result in the death of your
party. Also, make sure that Genis has his skills set to only Aqua
Edge and/or Icicle if you have obtained that skill; otherwise
he will waste TP using skills that will cause very little damage
for the cost.
Hint: Recommended party:
It does not matter if you have Kratos or Zelos. They
are not really different. They have the exact moves. They also
both have Judgment. Zelos is recommended, because he will be able
to have his strongest weapon, the Last Fencer. The party should
have Lloyd with the weapon that you get from the last sword dancer,
Colette with the Angel's Halo her arena weapon. Note: Use Colette,
as the enemy you are going to fight is very big. She can do her
unison with Lloyd's Stardust Rain. This can result in 112 hits
if used on the biggest enemy in the game, The Living Armor. To
use it, Colette must use Hammer Rain and Lloyd Sword Rain: Alpha.
If you are fighting a small Boss, have Genis and his arena weapon
instead, Zelos and his best weapon Last Fencer, and if he has
Judgment, use it for unison. His Judgment is his best attack.
If you used it at least fifty times, he can randomly use Angel's
Judgment (a very strong Judgment that hits over thirty times before
an angel appears and does about fifteen more hits; Kratos can
also do this). Raine is a must have for any party. She is the
best healer in the game.In the unison, have her use Ray if Genis
is there. If not, get her to the S side and have her learn Holy
Hint: Getting into the Wind Seal Room:
In Asgard, when sealing the Wind Seal, it is difficult
to get into the Seal Room. Light the two lamps next to each other
to open a secret room, which has mini pinwheels in the room. Around
the entire Asgard ruin there are tablets on the walls, but you
cannot read them unless you light the lamps around the tablets,
with the original form of the Sorcerer's Ring. When you read the
two of them that say something about jewels, and the one that
says the cycle of power through the Earth, Gods, and Wind Spirit,
it is easy to get into the Seal Room. The Ruby is the red pinwheel,
the Pearl is the white pin wheel, the Topaz is the yellow pinwheel,
the Wind Spirit is the blue pinwheel, and the Emerald is the green
In order to get into the Wind Seal room, you must make the pinwheels
spin in the correct order. The order is red, yellow, green, white,
blue. After spinning it in the correct order, a door in the back
Hint: Avoiding a trap:
In the Balacruf Mausoleum (the Wind Seal), you can
avoid the spikes that come up from the ground. Simply walk slowly
across them (only press the Analog-stick a little) and
the spike will not come up. They seem to react to the speed of
Hint: Visiting Corrine after death:
After you defeat the Dark Dragon and go through the
doors in Mithos' Castle, go back to Iselia. There will be a little
skit with Sheena hearing Corrin's voice. After that, go to the
Temple of Martel. Go to where you first met the Angel. You will
see Corrine in his true form (Verius), but you will not be able
to summon him.
Hint: Lloyd's mother:
To do this you must have Kratos in your party. After
you get the Derris Emblem in Derris-Kharlan, go to Luin. Once
there, examine all of the statues except for Lloyd's. After that,
examine Lloyd's statue. This will trigger a conversation between
Lloyd and Kratos and you will find out a little bit about Lloyd's
mother and Luin.
Hint: Fighting Zelos:
Get to the poing you are in Flanoir and Lloyd is talking
to Zelos when your about to leave (when you are there to see the
doctor). If Lloyds says "Can I trust you?" you will
have to fight Zelos. However if Lloyd says "I trust you",
then you will not. An easy way to decide is to save the game before
you enter Flanoir. Go through the scenes, then see what Lloyd
says. It may differ on who you talk to the night before, and it
changes occasionally when you talk to Zelos.
Hint: Arena weapons:
When you reach Mithos' Castle, defeat the Dark Dragon
and open the door. Go through the door, but do not go through
the teleporter to Mithos. After you have opened the door and gone
through it, go back to Meltokio. Go to the arena and fight in
advanced mode with any character to get a personal arena weapon
for that person.
Hint: Bigger enemies:
After returning from the scene where you save Genis
and Raine from the soldiers by the Tethe'alla Bridge, you can
go to Meltokio. However, you cannot go through the gate. Go into
the Meltokio Sewer. Eventually you will see the pedestal that
allows you to change the Sorcerer's Ring function. Change the
function and use the Sorcerer's Ring to shrink yourself. Then,
get into a battle. The rats will be bigger, and will deal more
damage. Note: It should still work if you have already completed
Aaron J. Kulhanek.
Hint: Special abilities:
The following special abilities are either difficult
to get or can only be activated when certain conditions are met.
Lightning Thrust: Equip Sardonyx, use Sonic Thrust 200 times.
Lightning Tiger: Equip Sardonyx, use Tiger Blade 200 times.
Grave Blade: Equip Ruby, use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times.
Rising Phoenix: Equip Garnet, use Rising Falcon 200 times.
Falcon's Crest: Have the title "Eternal Swordsman" equipped,
have "Material Blade" equipped, have health in the red
zone, and have 100 TP available. Press X, A, and
Toss Hammer: Use Pow Hammer 200 times; random chance of happening.
Ice Hammer: Equip Sapphire, use Pow Hammer 200 times.
Holy Judgment: Use Judgment and Holy Song 50 times each; random
chance of happening.
Indignant Judgment: Use Indignation 50 times, then use again
in Over Limit.
Grave Blade: Equip Ruby, use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times.
Grave Blade: Equip Ruby, use Fierce Demon Fang 200 times.
Super Swallow Dance: Equip Opal, use Swallow Dance 200 times.
Note: Lightning Thrust, Lightning Tiger, Grave Blade, Rising Phoenix,
Ice Hammer, and Super Swallow Dance do not have to be done 200
times with the appropriate item equipped. They only need to be
done 200 times, and then have the item equipped.
Hint: Attack attributes:
After receiving special items from the Summon Spirits,
you can change your weapon's element in order to deal more damage
to some enemies. For example, using Water against a Fire-type
enemy. Incidentally, some of these allow special techniques once
conditions are met. Refer to the "Special abilities"
hint for details.
Amethyst: Attack Element turns to Darkness.
Aquamarine: Attack Element turns to Water.
Garnet: Attack Element turns to Fire.
Opal: Attack Element turns to Wind.
Ruby: Attack Element turns to Earth.
Sapphire: Attack Element turns to Ice.
Sardonyx: Attack Element turns to Lightning.
Topaz: Attack Element turns to Light.
Hint: Pac-Man reference:
In Flanoir near the Weapon shop are three ice statues.
One of them is Pac-Man.
Hint: Klonoa reference:
A Klonoa reference can be found in the Presea's
Dream Traveler title that you get from George in Altimira (near
the end of the game).
Hint: Final Fantasy 7
In the slums in Meltolkio a solider is looking
for a cute flower girl in the slums, which is a reference to Aeris
in Final Fantasy 7.
Hint: Titanic reference:
In Palmacosta on the ship by the town square, there
are people on the front imitating the famous scene from Titanic.
Glitch: Collette flies without wings:
Note: This glitch only takes effect before you release
the Fire Seal. When in and after battle during the time where
it shows how much Grade, experience, etc. that you earned, notice
that Collette floats just as if she had wings from after the Fire
Glitch: Buy nothing:
In the House of Guidance, the trade salesman sells
Metal Spheres for 8.0 Grade. However, no matter how much Grade
you have, he tells you that it is not enough. You will however
still lose the Grade; it is as if you spent 8.0 Grade for nothing.
Kenneth C. Winterbottom the 4th.
Glitch: Open passageway that is already
The first time you are in Sybak, in the basement with
Kate, examine the "Secret Passageway" before you go
through it. It will make the sound of the passageway opening,
but the passageway will already be opened. Note: You can only
do this once per game.
Glitch: Collette reappears:
When you release the seal for Origin, Mithos will take
over Collette's body and fly away. She will leave the party. However,
if you have the highest relationship level with Collette you can
go back to the Temple Of Darkness and try to enter the hole in
the wall on the stairs. She will show up, telling you to be careful
even though she is no longer in your party.
Glitch: Sheena referred to as male:
When you reach the final battle and everyone is sent
into a trap, if you selected Zelos as the person you talked with
at Flanoir, the trap with the spider that devours souls will involve
Sheena and Collete. Collete will go first, and Sheena will say
"Heh, he beat me to it."
Glitch: Zelos' magic words:
In Heimdal before you enter Torrent forest to battle
Kratos and release Origin's seal, talk to Zelos. He will say his
"Magic Words", "What will be, will be." Before
you go to the Tower of Salvation to battle Mithos, go all the
way back to Asgard. Go to the area where Linar and Aisha live
then go to the far southeastern part of it. Talk to one of the
middle-aged women there. One will say at some point, "What
will be, will be.", which is the same thing that Zelos says.
Hint: Infinite use of Magic Lens:
Once an enemy has been scanned with the Magic Lens,
you can keep tabs on their health (particularly useful for the
nameless underworld being and other Bosses) by going into the
action menu, selecting items, and selecting the Magic Lens. You
will be given a call out displaying the creature's current HP/TP.
Make sure to exit with B instead of pressing A and
using the lens. Also, be sure to scan the enemy at least once.
Strategy: by Peter Lam
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