I've made it to the 4th rank, raised another monster to B-class, and sent it to the Mandy desert errantry between March and August. So why, over 50 tries later, have I still not gotten one? Is there just a really low % chance of getting it? Am I just extremely unlucky? Or is there some criteria that KurasuSoratobu's (extremely wonderful and helpful) FAQ/Walkthrough doesn't mention?
Most of my attempts are save-scumming (Reloading my file when I don't get the spear), but that shouldn't affect the results if it really is random. And trying different months/weeks hasn't yielded any desirable results either.
I love this game, but not unlocking this monster when I did everything right is making me loco in the coco. After the past 8 hours of gameplay being nothing but skipping through the errantry scenes, mashing X through the text, and reloading my file, the game is starting to feel like a random number generator with a nice skin.
"All stopped too... If we have no magic stick, it will be the same thing." - Zac - PuLiRuLa
When i was reading the FAQS on how to get those rare combi items i saw that you can get them even you're already a Master Trainer so i didn't bother before that and i focused on beating the Big Four Battles first. For the Centaur's Spear it took me just two tries at the desert. The harder one spawn to for me is Big Hands(Jill/???) in the icy mountains.
NP: Disagea HoD, TO:LucT Laharl & his Vassals VS Denam and the whole of Ivalice