.hack Part 2: Mutation
Successfully complete the game to unlock the parody
mode. Parody mode replaces the original text with joke dialogue.
Note: This is only available in the Japanese version.
Hint: Defeating Cubia:
At a certain point, you will get an email from Aura
that is as always garbled, but she will mention Cubia in it and
Kite will mention the name. immediately stock up on magic scrolls
, spells, and magic armors . You will be forced to take Mistral
along for this, but this is a good thing. Your other character
should be a powerhouse such as Blackrose, Gardenia, or Piros.
When you reach the bottom of the dungeon, you will be attacked
by Cubia. The actual boss here will be Cubia Core, which will
spawn other variations of Cores such as Repth Core. This should
be your first priority. The Repth Core holds 1,000 HP. This must
be killed first or it will heal Cubia for 400 Hp at a time. After
you kill it, ignore the others and order your companions to use
magic on the Cubia Core (which holds 5,000 HP). After about 1000
damage it will launch a powerful attack. You should immediately
heal yourself, then order your companions to attack the Repth
Core again with physical attacks this time. Then once again, attack
Cubia Core . You will need to repeat this multiple times. Remember
to alternate between physical and magical attacks after he launches
a powerful attack.
Shadow Soldier Kain.
Hint: Defeating Goblins:
Have some Wood magic equipped. Start the match, wait until the
Goblin runs, then sits still for a moment. Then, use the magic.
Goblins are all weak against Wood; two shots will kill them.
Hint: Defeating Golden Goblins:
Stock up on Wood scrolls. When you get into battle with the goblins,
let them run away. Turn your view so that you can see them. When
the battle says off and they standing still ,you will be able
to hit them with level 1 Wood spells.
Hint: Defeating Martina R:
After you defeat Magus (the last Boss), the message
board gets updated and you are challenged to another round of
Goblin Tag. Go to the Root Town and look for a player named Koji.
Trade him whatever you can for a Beast's Bane. Go to Lambda: Detestable,
Vengeful, Gate and you will start the fight with Martina R. You
will notice that physical attacks do very little, if you can even
hit her, and no magic can hurt her. Use the Beast's Bane and it
will lower her Magic Defense significantly. If you have the Fishskin
Twin Blade weapon (obtained by Data Draining the Squidpod enemy)
you can use Merrows. Using Merrows one time should knock about
1,000 HP off of Martina. Use it a second time to finish her off.
After the battle, Martina gives you the Imp's Praises Key Item.
Once again, equip all the Goblin Armor on Kite and he will be
able to summon level 2 Goblins.
You can also buy the Beast's Bane in the Delta and Theta servers,
which makes it easier than searching for Koji.
Hint: Defeating House Golems:
You can defeat a House Golem by having a Wavemaster repeatedly
use a level 2 Tornado skill (element does not matter); or go to
the Delta or Theta servers and buy lots of Warrior Banes. Use
it on the House Golem and he will no longer be physical tolerant.
Note: Always have a Wavemaster and/or lots of healing potions,
Mage's Souls, and Resurrects.
Hint: OVA Keyword:
In the OVA that comes with the game, there is a hidden Keyword
shown while Mai is on the computer: Lambda: Capricious, Unending,
Corridor. When you reach the statue of Gott at the end of the
dungeon, you will get Chinese Food. Go back to the Root Town and
look for a player named Annri. You can trade the Chinese Food
for a Super Wufei (a very powerful spear for either Nuke Usagimaru
Hint: Bony Grunty (Lambda Server):
Feed your little Grunty: 4 Cordycep, 1 Mandragora, 2 Piney Apple,
1 Snaky Cactus, and many Golden Eggs until it is an adult.
To make a "real" Boney Grunty feed it 4 Cordyceps, 1
Mandragora, 2 Piney Apples, 1 Bloody Egg, and 20 Golden Eggs.
Hint: Snakey Grunty (Lambda Server):
Feed your little Grunty 2 Cordycep, 2 La Pumpkin, 2
Mandragora, 2 Twilight Onion, and 16 Golden Eggs.
Hint: Grunty racing:
When you are Grunty racing, make sure you save any
progress you made in the game. First, get a lot of practice by
not worrying about wasting all your money. Then, reset the game
without saving to get your money back. Do not save if you place
first. If you wait until you get very good, first will be easy.
Instead, try to place a half to one second past second place so
that you can get up to three Silver Gruntys. Do the same thing
for first place to get up to three Golden Gruntys.
Hint: Grunty food:
An easy way to get food for Grunties is to go to the
areas where you played tag with the Goblins. There usually is
a lot of food there, and no monsters.
When you are looking for Grunty food in the field, call Noble
Grunty and press Triangle. He will automatically track
down Grunty food for you. Also, Aqua Grunty and Rocker Grunty
will take you to the dungeon if you are too far away from the
Hint: Drain Arc:
After obtaining the last Ryu Book (Ryu Book VIII),
Data Drain a few more times to obtain Drain Arc, which allows
you to Data Drain multiple enemies at one time.
Hint: Golden Eggs:
Go to Lambda Collapsed Pangen Remains. In the third
room is a Golden Egg. Get it, then go to the field. Walk or use
Sprite Orcanas to get to the field. Repeat this as many times
as desired to get many Golden Eggs.
On the level where the people are trading, go to where the Golden
Gruntie Egg is located. Take it, leave the dungeon, then turn.
There will be another one.
Hint: Golden Axe and Silver Axe:
Go to the weapons shop in root town Lambda - L, Cultural
City Carmina Gadelica and buy one Spiral Edge for 700 GP. Each
time you encounter a Spring Of Myst, throw in the Spiral Edge.
Monsieur will tell you that "With a weapon of this level,
there is nothing I can do". He will give you back the Spiral
Edge plus one Golden Axe and one Silver Axe every time. Note:
This trick works with any "rare" weapon thrown in the
Spring Of Myst.
Hint: Key Axe:
If you completed .hack Part 1: Infection and
finished the OVA Keyword dungeons you should have an Ice Bar.
If not, go to Delta: Hideous, Organ Market, Scaffold, and when
you reach the Statue of Gott you will receive the Ice Bar. Go
to the Root Town and look for a player named Panta. You trade
the Ice Bar to him for a Level 38 Key Axe.
Hint: Sprite Ocarina:
Buy a single Sprite Ocarina from an item store. When
you need to exit a dungeon, do not select it from the items list.
Instead, press Square to display the party command window.
From there, select "Use Sprite Ocarina". By doing this,
you will never use the Sprite Ocarina in your items. Note: This
will not work if you have not formed a party.
Hint: Getting items needed for trade:
Use the following trick to get certain items needed
for trade (for example, Cooked Bile). Remember a place that has
the item and go there. Once you get to a place with a lot of jars
or eggs/small eggs (usually a treasure box area), break everything.
If you get the desired item, exit then immediately return. The
jars or eggs/small eggs have been restored. Break everything again.
Note: This does not mean you will get the desired item every time.
Keep repeating the process until you have enough of those items
to trade. You will get items that are useful, such as Healing
Potions, Healing Drinks, Antidotes, Resurrects, and Restoratives.
This is especially useful just before Bosses. Also, since it is
free you will not want waste any money.
Hint: Getting good weapons:
Visit your Grunty to get good weapons that might help.
Just go to Lamda or the first place where you raised your own
Grunty then talk and trade.
First, get a powerful weapon that you can hold. Unequip it and
go to a high level area. Go to a stream and throw the weapon in
there. You will either get a more powerful weapon or your original
weapon back and a golden and silver axe. If it does not happens,
go to a higher level area with a stream.
Hint: Rare weapons:
If you Data Drain monsters, you can either get Virus
Cores or weapons/armor. Most high level monsters have very rare
weapons and strong armor. Most of these monsters are above level
45; be careful when fighting them. If you do not receive the item,
keep Data Draining that monster. However, do not Data Drain too
much where you are in danger of system crashing.
House Golem: Laevateinn (Heavy Blade)
Wander Demon: Rod of Pattern (Wave Master)
Mad Witch: SWORD (Blademaster)
Harpy Queen: Great Elite (Wavemaster), Jishuwen (Long Arm)
Easter Rock: 8 Key Guardian (Heavy Axeman)
Squidpod: Fishskin (Twin Blade)
King Worm: Bureido (Blademaster)
Angolmere: Crimson Raid (Twin Blade)
Hint: Easy experience:
If you are level 30 or more, go to a place 40 or above.
Keep using magic skills to gain levels very quickly and easily.
If you are at or above level 40, go to Lambda: Chosen Hopeless
Nothingness. The monsters here are easy to defeat.
Go to an area with a battle level at least six or seven levels
higher than yours. Bring either Mistral or Elk and any other character
around your level. Do not go into the dungeon, as it is too strong.
Bring either The Moons or The Hanged Mans. If you know that Mu
Guardians will be there (or any other anti-paralysis monsters),
bring more of The Moons. Get into a battle on the field and use
either The Moon or The Hanged Man. When the monster is stunned,
attack strongly. After killing it, if your level is about ten
or eleven levels lower than the battle level, you should gain
about 400 to 600 experience points. Note: Party members that you
did not bring will also get experience, according to if they were
there fighting with you.
Later in the game, around the level 80s range, you will be required
to gate hack OMEGA Muted Starving DrySea. Once there you will
find a monster called Guardian. Before killing it, Data Drain
it to get a very good item. You will most likely get about 520
experience points by doing this, rather than the small amount
normally obtained if you just killed it.
Hint: Easy weapon and armor power up:
Go to the Chaos Gate at the third server and choose
to write a new keyword. The first two words can be anything, and
for the last word enter "sea of sand". You will always
get a power up spring and the weather will always be sunny. Take
a weapon and power up it until it cannot be more powerful. Note:
It is recommended that you to take a high level keyword, like
42 and above, and that you have the Grunty Flute to avoid encounters
with very powerful monsters.
Use the following trick to get the highest level for your weapons
and armor per server. When at the Choas Gate to choose a place
to go, choose "New Keywords" instead of "Random".
Here is a simple formula to choose your keywords to get a Monsenor
(Blue) to upgrade your weapons: Enter anything for the first two
words, then "Aqua Field(Hypha)" for the last word. To
get a Granpa (Red) to upgrade your weapons, enter "Lonely(Great)"
for the first word, anything for the second word, then "Aqua
Field(Hypha)" for the last word. To get a Monsenor(Blue)
to upgrade your armor, enter anything for the first two words,
then "Twin Hills" for the last word. To get a Granpa
(Red) to upgrade your armor, enter "Lonely(Great)" for
the first word, anything for the second word, and "Twin Hills"
for the last word.
Hint: Hidden dungeon:
After you defeat Magus (the last enemy), you will get
two e-mails from RIKA@Bandai.com. One just tells you that you
can convert your game data into the next .hack. The other one
gives you a hidden dungeon. Restock on healing items and Resurrects
when you log on and give your characters the strongest armor and
weapons you have. Mia and Wiseman also are finally able to join
your party. Take Wiseman (Elk or Mistral will do just fine) and
someone with good attacks. Give Wiseman better armor (something
that lets him cast Ola Repth and Rip Maen recommended) and a good
weapon (Great Elite or Rod of Pattern recommended). After fully
prepared, go to Theta: Bitter, Fantasy, Mirror World. Use the
Virus Core U you received earlier to hack the Gate. The dungeon
is level 50; make sure everyone is at a high level. When you reach
the door with the purple flame, a Boss is behind it. Heal your
characters and recover their SP. Head to the magic portal and
you will fight Agnomen. Angolmere is an easy Boss if you know
the correct tactics. Have Kite attack a couple of times and retreat
so the Boss will not hit you. Send your attacker to attack and
use skills. He or she will most likely get killed frequently;
use Resurrects to revive them. Set Wiseman to First Aid and occasionally
switch him to use magic. Angolmere only attacks one character
at a time. This lets you attack him as he is barraging your other
character. Keep Wiseman healing, and when he gets low, use a Mage's
Soul on him. When Angolmere gets a little more than halfway past
his health, he Protect Breaks. Use Data Drain and you will receive
the Crimson Raid Twin Blade weapon. Also, after you kill the Death
Head that he becomes after Data Drain, you receive the Lucky Shoes
which allows the casting of Rig Saem and Rig Gaem.
Hint: Finding your way through dungeons:
When you first enter a dungeon, go to your items menu
and use a Fairy Orb. You will now be able to see the door that
leads to go down.
Hint: High level fields:
In the Lambda server, if you type in Chosen, Hopeless,
(and another keyword) you will get fields that range from level
48 to 50.
Hint: Easy monsters:
Go to the Lambda server and enter the key words Bitter,
Hopeless, Spiral to go to a level 50 area with monsters that are
easy to defeat. Equip Slayers or a twin blade weapon with Dragon
Slayer to easily defeat them. You will get over 500 experience
points per monster if you are below level 37.
To get easy level dungeons with only two floors, very few monsters
and, at the most eight portals in the dungeon use the keywords
Generous Primitive, then and any other word at the bottom of the
list. This works in the Beta Root Town only. This is an easy way
to get dungeons off your Ryu Books unlock a movie or music.
Hint: Exit dungeons quickly:
Whenever you get lost in a dungeon, for example one
that is crawling with Data Bugs, and you need the fastest route
out; or if you just want to exit, remember that you can also use
the Fairies Orb inside the dungeon as well as outside.
Hint: Hidden meetings:
You can do this at any time, but you may want to do
it early. Go to Delta:Hidden, Forbidden, Holy Ground. This is
the same place from .hack: Infection that BlackRose invites
you to, and the first place you met Balmung. When you go through
the doors, an intermission sequence will begin and you will see
a meeting with the characters from .Hack//Sign. It is also the
same scene from .Hack//Sign where Mimiru and Bear think Tsukasa
is a girl. When the scene finishes, you will receive M:Wavemaster
to your Key Items and a Golden Grunty under the Books section
of your items. The Golden Grunty raises your Max HP by 30 and
the M:Wavemaster is a line that Tsukasa says from the anime.
After the scene with Subaru, Silver Knight, Bear, Mimiru, and
BT, you will see another scene from .Hack//Sign. This time, it
is the meeting between Crim and Sora. After the scene, you will
get the M:Long Arm added to your Key Items and another Silver
Grunty which raises your Max SP by 15. You can see the first scene
at the beginning of the game, but you have to wait until you finish
other events before going back to see more.
If you go back to Delta: Hidden, Forbidden, Holy Ground after
the scene with Sora and BT, you will see another scene from .Hack//Sign.
This time it is the meeting between Subaru, Silver Knight, Bear,
Mimiru, and BT concerning Tsukasa not being able to log out of
"The World." After the scene, you will receive M:Heavy
Axeman and another Golden Grunty which raises you Max HP by 30.
If you go back to Delta: Hidden, Forbidden, Holy Ground after
the scene with Tsukasa, Bear, and Mimiru, you will see another
scene from .Hack//Sign, where Sora asks for BT's member address.
After the scene concludes, you will receive M:Twin Blade for your
Key Items and a Silver Grunty which raises your Max SP by 15.
If you are lucky enough, you will get a message on the board for
Mimiru and Bear. It will then say a place where they will meet.
At the end of the dungeon, you will see Mimiru actually there
(not in memory fragment form). She will then give you heavy blade
called Mimiru's Sword before leaving.
Hint: Decoded emails:
The following are Aura's decoded emails.
Skeith has divided me into
segments. To limit me.
I must merge to be born.
Find the stored fragment.
you're the only one i can count
You are my last hope.
You are the only one that can
merge me. come to the dungeon of:
/\ merciless grieving furnace
Be wary of Cubia
Hint: Defeating Goblins:
Keep going out of battle mode and the Goblin will stop
and wait. Then, run towards him and he will run straight at you.
Then, all you have to do is slash him. Keep doing this and you
will win easily. Sometimes if you run from him, he will chase
you. If this happens, do a quick turn around and slash him, then
run out of battle mode to make him stop.
Hint: Defeating the last Boss:
After you go to Net Slum, you can fight the last Boss.
You have to kill the leaves that it drops. Hit it until it breaks
and Data Drain it.
Hint: DVD secrets:
The DVD that is included with the game has a secret
section. It reveals secrets in the game. Highlight the gallery
of pictures, then press Right. The pointer will disappear.
Press X or Enter, then scroll right and left between
secrets one to ten.
Hint: Data Drain warning:
When you Data Drain, do not use it as often as you
would have in .hack: Infection. The viral infection has
spread almost twice as fast and is much more dangerous to Kite.
To lower your viral infection significantly, go to an area in
Delta server, then defeat all the monsters in the dungeon and
field. Note: This also helps in Gott statues, treasure boxes,
crates, skeletons, all field portals opened, and all dungeon portals
opened for the Book Of Ryus.
When you Data Drain, the guide states that you can be deleted
or your character can be destroyed. However, apparently this does
not happen. The only thing that can occur is your meter going
up to dark red and reading "Warning".
Note: If you keep on using it after it says "Infection",
"Warning", "Dangerous", and something else,
you can lose 1,000 experience points. This will cause you go down
a level. It will also say that "Data Drain is out of control"
and your HP and SP are at 1. Sometimes you will die in "the
world", or nothing will happen to you.
Hint: Easier game:
It is much easier if you have a Wavemaster in your
party, whether it is Elk, Wiseman, or someone else; and also have
a heavy blade person. This helps very much. Also keep your other
members leveled up with you because you have to use them at times.
Buy items such as Speed Scroll, Warrior Blood, Hermit Blood, etc.
to have a better boosted character.
Hint: Easy level up:
Put in a random keyword until you find a significantly
higher level than yours (use Kite only) and make sure what element
it is. Once you reach the server, use Speed Scrolls, Warrior Bloods,
etc., and items such as Burning Oil, Well Water, or magics to
raise element damage. Use a Hermit Blood on Kite and raise his
element damage with an item/magic (whichever element is needed).
Encounter an enemy with the opposite element and you
will do heavy damage. After you level up, bring your other characters
to the stage. You will notice that they also grew in levels by
a bit. Use the same strategy (if needed) and raise their level
Hint: Easy battles:
Keep powering up your Wavemasters so that you can just
let them do all the work. None of them will get hurt. Make sure
to have a lot of Artisan's Souls.
When you are going out to go to fields, choose Blackrose and Mistral
in your party. They are very useful. Make sure they have strong
weapons from .hack Part 1: Infection. Have Mistral equip
Starstrom or Storm whatever. She will have Summonings 1 and 2
of Earth Yarthkins and level 2 Vulcan Fire. Also find an armor
for her that has Ola Repth. It recovers 400 HP with anyone near
the target she is healing. When in battle, have Mistral use the
First Aid command and if you have to everyone First Aid.
Hint: See Gardenia's underwear:
To look up Gardenia's dress, walk to any stairs leading
down in a dungeon. Before going through the door, turn around
and enter first person view. You can see up Gardenia's dress.
She is wearing white panties. Note: this trick only works when
Gardenia is in her ready stance. If you wait too long she relaxes
and you will have to position yourself again.
Nick De Costa.
The characters in game and the television series .hack//sign
are similar in appearances, but different in personalities. The
following is a list of the game characters and their opposites.
|Marlo ||Silver Knight
|Nuke Usagimaru ||Crim
Glitch: Grunty shadows:
When in a field and you are riding a Grunty, look at
its shadow. It should look completely different from the Grunty
Grunty the Kid 2 on the Lambda server looks different when you
look at his shadow. He has large bull-like horns when you view
Look at the shadows of the Grunties in both Theta and Lambda servers.
You can see a Grunty shadow with horns and you on top. This happens
with both the stray Grunties and the Grunties that you own.
Glitch: Character Data shadows:
Go over to the cliff just off the bridge on the way
to the Grunty Shop in Theta server. It will be on the right side
of the cliff if you were to face the Grunty Shop. Your shadow
will show your legs right side up on the side of the cliff instead
of your head. This appears this way for all characters. In Delta
server, the end of the bridge on one side shows your legs right
side up for all characters.
Glitch: Missing shadows:
When you go around fields and towns, zoom in on Kite.
You will see his shadow, but not the shadow of his weapons. Go
to (Delta) Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground. You will see that the
altars have shadows but not the statues.
Glitch: Skeith Data Drains his wand:
Go to your desktop. If have unlocked the movies, watch
the one were Skeith Data Drains your character. Because it could
be a random character, it will not show anyone, and Skeith will
Data Drain his wand.
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