Build up FOL and skill points, learn the Pick Pocketing
technique, and buy the Bandits glove at Herlie. Use the Private
Action at the port of Clik before it is destroyed. After the fortune
teller speaks of coming destruction, pickpocket her to get the
Mischief item. Then, every step you take will result in items
such as FOL, potions equipment, etc. Note: This trick also depends
on Dexterity (random chosen talent for your character), unless
you build your dexterity level high.
Easy level gain
Note: A controller with an auto-fire feature is required
for this trick. After getting the LEA metal and return it to Armlock,
you will get a N.F.I.D. Go to Fun City and follow the story until
reaching the part where you are asked to do some "immense
training". Enable the auto-fire on [X] and allow the
game to continue running unattended. Left long enough, about 35
levels can be gained.
On Energy Nede, learn the "Counterfeit" skill, then
create two Forged Medals. Use one on Crawd, and duplicate the
other for an easy level 99 on all characters, including the ones
you usually do not fight with.
The following trick allows two level ups for one Forged Medal.
First, make sure you have a Dream Ring. It is an accessory that
temple rarely raises you up on level. Equip it on the character
to be leveled up. Use one Forged Medal on the character her and
get in a battle. You will automatically get a level up. Take the
ring off that character and get in another battle to receive another
The following trick requires the "Reverse Side". You
will need Pickpocketing, Copying(Reproduction), and the Super
Specialty skills, and a lot of vellum paper. If this is done many
times you will get bounced check. Go near a store so you do not
lose your money (caused by bounced checks). Now at some point
you will at least get one Forged Medal, which will boost your
experience, so you need 1 experience to advance to the next level.
Before you use it, go into "Reproduction" and copy the
forged medal many times (Magical Film/Camera is required). Then,
use this as many times as you have it. It is suggested you use
it only once per character.
To make easy levels at the beginning, when you reach the town
to cross, buy all the best equipment for Claude and Rena. After
that, leave the town . Once you are in the field map, go behind
the castle and continue up. Go to the area that resembles a type
of mountain. Before entering the mountain, save the game. The
enemies in the mountain maybe tough, but if you can defeat one
in battle, exit and save on the world map. Keep repeating this
and your level will go up fast. There is also an enemy that drops
a good sword for Claude at this location. If you need to heal,
the castle is not very far away.
Rhat the highest level achievable in this game is 255, or 256
with the little level up bracelet. If you want to gain levels
quickly, it can be done around the sixth floor of the Cave Of
Trials. The floor is known as the "Bandit's Nest". In
this level, you will fight the little thieves and strange gray
ones that give you a lot of experience. The true experience lies
within the next floor. Make sure you have Claude's Ripper Blast
attack at a proficiency of 500 or higher before you brave this
floor with a "funny slayer" weapon. If you encounter
a pack of blue level 99 Funnies, use Ripper Blast to kill them
quickly; they can destroy your party in a matter of seconds. Make
sure you also use an Extension Card item, which you can make through
the Art skill, and reproduce it using the Magical Camera or Ririca
Camera. Use the Extension Card during the battle with the level
99 blue funny thieves. When you have defeated them all, the experience
you recieve should be at least 200,000 for each one killed. If
you slay a group of six funnies, you should be getting over one
million experience points.
In Claude's scenario, just after Rena is kidnapped go back to
the forest where you started the game. Fight the enemies there
until a new enemy falls out of the trees during a random battle.
Be careful; they are very tough this early, but you can still
use the Phase Gun. If you manage to defeat them, you will receive
about 1,800 experience points. This enemy shows up very randomly.
Stay at it and you can progress many levels very early in the
Find a shop that sells both Vellum Paper (150 Fol) and Magical
Film (900 Fol). You will need level 10 Copying, Courage, and Poker
Face. This will give you the two needed skills at level 10, Reproduction
and Reverse Side. Note that Reverse Side is a combination of Reproduction
and Pickpocketing. Buy 20 Vellum Paper and 20 Magical Film. Use
Vellum Paper with Super Specialty Reverse Side. Sell all not useful
things immediately. Use Liens and Fill-Ups before you go to sell.
Make sure you have blank spaces for these. Sell everything immediately.
The Bounced Checks you get when you fail decrease your money.
When you get a Forged Medal from Reverse Side, then use the Reproduction
Skill to copy it repeatedly. Continue buying film and paper then
make and sell things until you have twenty Forged Medals. Go out
of town and use the medals on your party, one to a person before
battle, gaining levels for every single battle you fight. When
down to one Forged Medal, do not use it. Go inside a shop and
repeat. Note: This takes awhile, but you can have level 99 on
all players, even the ones that you do not use. Also, with this
technique your money will actually be rising and not decrease.
By the time you reach level 99 you should have more than enough
money to last a long time. The cost to buy the paper and film
to keep the trick running is 21,000, but the average sell generated
from Stocks, Bills, and Forged Papers and Contracts is between
32,000 to 160,000. Note: You can keep the Contracts that you can
use in inns and the Second Ledgers that you can use in shops.
Easy money with Ashton
Play until reaching the second disc. Note: Orchestra
is very helpful. Save up enough money to buy 20 Scythers (or as
much needed), and in Alchemy, make as much Damascus as you need
for the Scythers. Then, use Orchestra (optional.), and make sure
Ashton has Customize at a high level (7 or more). Customize a
Scyther with a Damascus. If you are lucky, you will get Ashton's
best weapon. They sell for 1.5 million FOL, or 1,920,000 with
a high Identify All.
Play until reaching the second disc and have the super specialty
skill Publishing. Write a book, go to Central City, and enter
the building where you met the mayor. Go to the floor with the
publishing room. Talk to the man on the orange carpet, and he
ask if you have a book to publish. The "Buy, Sell, Settle"
screen will automatically appear. Choose "Sell", sell
your book(s), and then select "Settle". Go and complete
the Fields, level up, or just take up time doing things. Then
return after about three or more hours. Talk to the same man,
and if you do not have a book to sell, just choose "Settle".
He will answer "When you have a book worthy of publishing,
please come back", or something similar. Then, he will tell
you the book you sold to him was a hit and sold. You will then
get money (from 100,000 or higher). You will probably forget you
had sold him a book and come back later and get 100,000's of FOL.
The following trick can be used if you are level 20
or higher. Once you pass the city of Salva (the place where you
get Ashton) and are heading to Cross Castle, you should go to
the mountains to the left of Cross. Once you are in the mountains,
stay on the right trail. The desert on the other side of the mountains
has monsters that you can obtain equipment and items that are
worth between one and two thousand coins.
Make sure you have Machinery and Reproduction at level 10 for
any character. Then, buy 20 Material Kit and use machinery until
you have Rhirica. Buy 20 Magic Film and find a 1-up Pudding. Reproduce
it until you have 20 1-up Puddings. You may have to buy more Magic
Film. Then, sell 19 of the 1-up Puddings for about 37,000 each.
Repeat as needed.
To get easy money at any time in the game, level up the Playfulness
Skill. Each time you level up this skill you will get a money
bonus. This is by far the easiest way to make 40,000 Fol to buy
the Bandit's Glove before Clik is destroyed.
To get easy money on Energy Nede, have Jeanne's Shield (from one
of the four fields), level 10 Reproduction with a Ririca (by using
machinery), and High Identify All (Preferably 10). The best place
for this is Fun City's Shop, because it has most of any tool you
need. After getting the Shield, go there and use Reproduction
on it as many times as possible. After doing this, Increase Price
with Identify All and sell. It will sell for 320,000 Fol. You
can use this money to buy more Magical Film for more Reproduction.
Use the following trick to get easy money with publishing on Disc
2. Go to the editor at the Nede publishing company in Central
City on Disc 2. Sell him books you made with the Super Specialty
Skill Publishing for 1625 Fol. You can go back to him every so
often and collect royalties on your books that he has published.
Note: You may have to sell him the characters more rare book to
actually get them published and collect the royalties -- the editor
will mention something about bringing him books "worthy enough".
Get a level 10 in the super-specialty skill "Publishing".
This works better on Energy Nede, as this is when you will need
money the most. You will also need 20 Fountain Pens, which cost
very little, especially if you have Identify All. Have each character
publish one Book. Go up to the third floor of City Hall, the book
publisher. Have the man buy your books for 1550 Fol. Wait, allowing
the game to idle for a day. After at least 9 hours, talk to the
publisher again. He will give you the royalties for your book
which is often more than 1,000,000 Fol. If you sold eight books
(for eight characters; selling the same book twice in one transaction
does not work) and waited twenty four hours, you can get well
over 3,000,000 Fol. Also, each character publishes one of two
books. The most commonly produced one will increase friendship
ratings up to 8. If you are trying to get the elusive Claude/Leon
ending, having Claude read Leon's "Advanced Heraldry"
and Leon read Claude's "Planet of the Winds" is a great
way to start. The rarest book that each character produces raises
romantic ratings up to 8, However, Private Actions are the only
way to ensure couples endings, but published books do help.
This trick should only be used by very experienced players that
have reached the Cave Of Trials. When you get to the bottom (level
12, Nest of Angels) of the Cave Of Trials, and have defeated Gabriele
Celesta, you get the Silver Trumpet. Use the Silver Trumpet (if
your music skill is good enough) to summon the Isilia Queen. Note:
The Isilia Queen is the most difficult enemy in the game. After
defeating the Isilia Queen, she should give you an Angel Armband
each time. Once you have enough Angel Armbands as needed, you
can sell them each for billions of Fol. Make sure you equip some
of your party members with them, as the Angel Armband is the most
powerful accessory in the game.
This trick is very easy and can easily done near the start of
the game. After you get out of Salva, go to Herlie and buy the
skills to get Perseverance and Playfulness (they are in the same
group). Max Perseverance (which takes 80 SP) to save skill points.
Then, put 10 levels into Playfulness. Those 10 points in Playfulness
will instantly get you 100,000 Fol! If you need levels for the
SP, go to Mars and level up there. Within about thirty minutes,
you can reach level 17 easily.
By the time you get to your father's airship, you should
have the Pickpocket ability. Pickpocket everyone on the ship.
Eventually you should have gotten three or four Armors. Those
Armors are the strongest ones for the characters on your team.
Buy a Force Sword and Customize it with a meteorite
and you should get the Aurablade. If this does not happen, make
sure Claude's Customize is at level 10. The Aurablade is stronger
than the Marvel Sword and the Force Sword.
Equip the Bloody Armor on any fighter, including Noel,
and the wearer will receive no damage. However, the Bloody Armor
has an automatic life drain. It can be countered with any recovery
spell. The only attack that can harm you is Spoiler.
Eternal Sphere and Sharp Edge
When you get the Sharp Edge from Blacksmith Gamgee
in Lacour, never sell it. Although it is worth 5,600 Fol and not
very powerful, the Sharp Edge is required to get Claude's most
powerful sword, the Eternal Sphere. Customize Sharp Edge and Damascus
to Minus Sword. Customize Minus Sword and Damascus to Eternal
You must have the Sharp Edge obtained from Gamgee for
this trick. Customize the Sharp Edge with Mithril to get the Minus
Sword. Then, combine the Minus Sword with Mithril to get the Eternal
Sphere. It can get more than one hit in on the regular attack
without equipping a Slayer's Ring.
There is only one way to get the Eternal Sphere, and it is normally
obtained very late in the game. However, it is possible to do
it in Disc 1. The trick is the Radar skill or the Mischief or
Trickster equipment. This will help to get the Mithril item so
you can create the Eternal Sphere weapon for Claude. It is done
by customizing the Sharp Edge with a Mithril to get the Minus
Sword. Then, customize it with another Mithril for the Eternal
Sphere. Also, the Eternal Sphere is more effective if you have
the Slayer's Ring and Berserk Ring. This will help get more damage
and hits against an enemy.
This is a very powerful sword that can be found at
the beginning of the game. To get this sword, you must be able
to Pick Pocket. You can get that skill early in the game after
you go to Cross and meet Celine. Complete the Cross Cave. After
that, go right from the castle and stay on that direction until
you get to the port town of Herlie. Buy Sensibility (or whatever
skill has Playfulness) at the Skill Shop. This will give you more
money for the battles. After that, go to the mountains (if you
are facing Cross, go left on that path). Save the game just outside
the mountain, then go in. These monsters will be very difficult,
and you should be on level 9 or 10 before attempting this. Have
everybody attack with their strongest skills. When you win, go
back to Cross, stay at the inn and repeat. You will gain levels
very quickly. Max out the Perseverance skill first. This lowers
the required Skill point significantly. Level up the Poker Face
skill once, then you will have Pick Pocket. However, to use it
you must save up 40,000 Fol (Playfulness will help), and go back
to Herlie and buy the Bandit's Gloves. After getting the Pick
Pocket skill, go to Mars (just before Herlie) and Pick Pocket
the old man by the Inn. You will get a treasure chest. Go out
and save. Each time you open the chest you will get three items.
After you save, open the chest, go to Claude's Equipment and see
if the Force Sword is there. If it is not present, go to "Data",
reload the game, and try again. The sword can bring your attack
from 300 to 1100. Note: This requires some time to complete.
Claude's Sawed Sword
Get Claude's Customize skill up to level10 by getting
Metal Casting, and Funtuality to level10. Customize a Walloon
Sword with one piece of Ruby then one piece of Orichalcum. The
status of this sword will be Attack 990, Hit 80, Guts 60, Critical,
20; No Elements.
Claude's Silvance Sword
Get Claude's Customize skill up to level10 by getting
Metal Casting, and Funtuality to level10. Customize a Walloon
Sword with one piece of Mythril then one piece of Orichalcum.
The status of this sword will be Attack 1210, Hit 99, and Critical
30; Elements: the "Happy Face" and the "Dark Eye"
Customize a Knuckle with a gold piece and you should
get the very rare Lady Fingers.
Although many believe that the Eternal Sphere is Claude's
best weapon this is inaccurate. The Levantine Sword is Claude's
best weapon. It has higher attack, and if you equip the Atlus
Ring, you will deal 9999 for every hit including the special moves
(for example, Mirror Slice). Also, if you equip the Angel Armband,
the sword will spray stars which makes the Levantine sword even
Once you get Precis, level up her Machinery Skill to
level 10 for a better percentage of getting this item. Buy Tool
Box (the item you buy in Linga in Academy Co-Op and its description
states that it has tools). Machinery it until you get Magician's
Hand, which is a better pick pocketing item than Bandit's Gloves.
In the beginning of the Disc 1, go through the mountain
east of Cross Castle and go to the sand area. It is very difficult
here at the start of the game. Earn as much money as possible
and get minerals that are dropped then sell them. Go to Herlie
and purchase the Bandits Glove. Go to Clik. Pickpocket the old
man by the inn until you obtain a treasure chest. Go outside and
save the game. Open the chest. If you do not get the Marvel Sword,
reload the game and repeat. The Marvel Sword is extremely powerful
and is especially useful when used by Claude.
Once you get to Herlie, talk to the people directly
in front of the entrance. They will tell you that there is a two-headed
dragon in the Salva Drift. Go to Salva and enter the secret passage
where you went to get Rena in the beginning. The guard will say
that there is a person downstairs slaying the dragon. Go there
and keep looking until you find a sign reads "Dragons Nest".
Keep going into the doors you find and you will see Ashton. Follow
him when he leaves. He will leads you to the dragon and he fights
it. When he sees you, he talks and the screen will flash white.
Eluria Tower card key
When in the Eluria Tower, you have to get a password
to get a card key by looking at the statues. The code is A,P,O,C,A.
Cards, dolls, and portraits
Make sure to teach Claude the Art technique (Sketching
and Esthetic Sense). He is very good at making special cards and
dolls, and sometimes portraits that fetch more money. You can
also create the Battle Art (for example "The Scream"),
which in battle will aid in defeating the enemy.
This is the place to get the best weapons for most
characters. Win Rank A in Battle Arena and to get a lot of powerful
Leader's strongest attack
When you obtain the skill for the leader that makes
jagged rocks shoot from the ground, do not remove this skill.
Use the skill, and as it levels up the rocks will increase in
length and directions making it much better than Mirror Slice.
Note: For greatest effect, use the leader's best sword.
Mayor Mansion: Killing all enemies
Rena Shortcake (Reproduce it - it is very rare)
Celine: Baby Rabbitt Rissoto
Dias: Chicken Skewers
Bowman: Misco Soup
Leon: Carrrot Juice
Ernest: Hassaku Tea
Opera: Apple Cider
Noel: Big Tuna
Chisato: Lady Fingers (Extremely rare, found by using a treasure
Before you have to rescue Rena from the Mayor Mansion,
you can use the Phase Gun to kill all enemies with one hit. Note:
This is only in Claude's scenario.
Recommended character selection
One of the best party choices would to one that is
not all out brute force, but is quick and strong with good magic
and specialties. Some examples follow. Note: You cannot get Ashton
and Opera in the same party.
Read things twice
Claude, Ashton, Precis, Rena
Claude, Ernest, Chisato, Noel
Claude, Opera, Leon, Rena
Claude, Dias, Opera, Rena
Claude, Ernest, Opera, Rena
Dias, Ashton, Chisato, Bowman
If playing as Rena, during the tournament on Claude's
or Dias' fight, the game will say things twice; once before they
enter the dome and after you enter the dome.