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