Trial Mode - Stages 21 to 30

Tips on how to complete each of the Stages and a list of the items that can be picked up from treasure chests or stolen from the enemies. Note that you need to have Diamond Armlet equipped in order to obtain the treasure listed. Opening the treasure chest without a Diamond Armlet will result in you receiving consumable and expendable items.

Stage 21
King Bomb, Bomb (x3)

TextThis battle is similar to the one against the optional mini-boss, King Bomb, that can be found in the Grand Bower area of the Salikawood. Set up your characters with Gambits to use Handkerchiefs and the Esuna spell to get rid of the Oil status effect which will reduce the amount of damage that King Bomb’s Fire-based Magicks will do. You should also Dispel King Bomb at the beginning of the fight and you can cast Silence on it if you are having difficulty defeating it.

Stolen:
- Common: Onion Bombs
- Uncommon: Flametongue
- Rare: Oil Bombs

Treasure Chests:
- Horned Hat
- Vox


Stage 22
Topstalk, Deadly Nightshade (x8)

TextThis Stage and the next 4 stages after it are fairly straight forward. Defeat Topstalk and the surrounding Deadly Nightshades by focusing down Topstalk first and hitting the remaining Deadly Nightshades with Area of Effect (AoE) attacks.

Treasure Chests:
- Ringmail
- Horology


Stage 23
Pumpkin Star, Pumpkin Head (x8)

TextDefeat Pumpkin Star and the surrounding Pumpkin Heads by focusing down Pumpkin Star first and hitting the remaining Deadly Nightshades with Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. They will be found sleeping over in the corner and you can usually defeat them one at a time without waking the other Pumpkins.

Treasure Chests:
- Calot Hat
- Blizzard


Stage 24
Mandragora Prince, Mandragora (x8)

TextDefeat the Mandragora Prince and the surrounding Mandragoras by focusing down the Mandragora Prince first and hitting the remaining Mandragoras with Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. They will cast Sleep on your party members, so equip them with Ribbons or Nishijin Belts to prevent them from being affected.

Treasure Chests:
- Aqua Shot
- Shepherd's Bolero


Stage 25
Onion Queen, Wild Onion (x8)

TextDefeat the Onion Queen and the surrounding Wild Onions by focusing down the Onion Queen first and hitting the remaining Wild Onion with Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. These enemies tend to run around the battlefield so have fun chasing each of them down.

Treasure Chests:
- Poisona
- Iron Helm


Stage 26
Alraune King, Alraune (x8)

TextDefeat the Alraune King and the surrounding Alraune enemies by focusing down the Alraune King first and then hitting the remaining Alraune with Area of Effect (AoE) attacks. The Alraune enemies will put themselves into a Berserk status, which means that they will hit harder than some of the previous enemies, so be prepared to take some additional damage.

Treasure Chests:
- Iron Helm
- Protect


Stage 27
Alraune King, Mandragora Prince, Onion Queen, Pumpkin Star, Topstalk

TextThis battle is very similar to the boss battle against the Mandragoras when you first enter the Sochen Cave Palace on the way to Archades. Make sure that you have an Esuna Gambit setup to deal with the negative status effects, such as Blind, Sleep, Slow, Disable, Silence and Sap. Area of Effect (AoE) attacks are still extremely effective when all five of the Mandragoras are grouped up together.

Stolen:
- Alraune King: Pheasant Netsuke
- Mandragora Prince: Sash
- Onion Queen: Bowline Sash
- Pumpkin Star: Nishijin Belt
- Topstalk: Black Belt

Treasure Chests:
- Shell
- Gauntlets


Stage 28
Wendice, Striker (x2)

TextThese are just standard enemies that do not require any particular strategy to defeat. They are weak to Wind-elemental Magicks such as Aero or Aeroga if you having trouble defeating them.

You can make an optional enemy, Cubus, appear by travelling to the corners of the map.

Stolen from Wendice:
- Common: Lightning Arrows
- Uncommon: Black Bolts
- Rare: Stun Bombs

Stolen from Cubus:
- Common: Six-fluted Pole
- Uncommon: Halberd
- Rare: Mirror Mail

Treasure Chests:
- Stun Bombs
- Black Belt


Stage 29
Ahriman

TextThis battle is similar to the boss battle at the end of the Sochen Cave Palace against Ahriman. You may have to defeat several “copies” of it if you allow it to use its Divide move. It can also potentially inflict the Immobilize status effect – use Esuna, Germina Boots (called Jackboots in the original version) or Ribbons to prevent your characters from being Immobilized.

Stolen:
- Common: Thief's Cuffs
- Uncommon: Hypnocrown
- Rare: Black Robes

Treasure Chests:
- Bamboo Arrows
- Nishijin Belt


Stage 30
Gil Snapper, Storm Elementals (x3)

TextThe final stage before you can save. This battle is the exact same as the battle against the Gil Snapper for Hunt 36: Paradise Risen. Make sure that you have a tank set up with Decoy, Protect and Bubble and cast Silence on it to prevent it from doing additional Magick damage. Thunder, Thundara and Thundaga work particularly well against Gil Snapper. Bansat, the Seeq, will join you for this battle once again.

Stolen:
- Common: Turtleshell Choker
- Rare: Thief's Cuffs

Treasure Chests:
- Blazer Gloves
- Bangle

You will recieve an additional set of rewards upon completion of Stage 30 that includes 3,000 gil, 10 Ethers and 15 Echo Herbs.