I've spent forever trying to kill this guy, but he's still not dropping me even one Griffin Helm. Does anyone know the percentage of him dropping the Griffin Helm or how long on average it takes to acquire one?
"I am Chobin Hood! I steal from the poor and give to the rich, haha!" ~ Secret of Mana Theatre
Info given by celesdestiny regarding drops which seemed to work for me: - There is always a common and a rare treasure, consisting of two of the following: Item, GP, equipment, weapon orb (the orb becomes a candy if no more orbs of that type can be obtained)
- There are 0-3 traps within the table, notice that mimic box and shadow zero are considered as traps
If a treasure is on screen:
1. Checks if the enemy has a trap within its loot table, otherwise proceed to 4. 2. Checks for the Lv of the char who opens it. If it is at least 3 levels higher than the enemy's, no treasure will appear - the higher your Lv, the less it will be a trap 3. If there are different traps on the table, one is chosen randomly 4. If there are no traps or you are lucky enough, the item is rolled (probabilities always: common 88%, rare 12%)
Now how I found the Griffin Helm is that I kept the boy dead throughout most of the game...he was level 17 when I got to the Pure Land. After finding a chest drop from the enemy I would scan to remove the odds of it being a trap, then would save state and revive the boy to have him open the chest.
This process still took me many tries to get the helm. My advice would be that if you are not too high of a level, to just keep trying and don't level too much or you will lose your chance.
After finding a chest drop from the enemy I would scan to remove the odds of it being a trap, then would save state and revive the boy to have him open the chest.
I don't think I have ever had an empty chest after scanning it. (Maybe it fixes that too?) But then I didn't know treasures were based on levels back then, so I might have always been low leveled and not noticed.
Note: I got most of the meaningful rare drops in that playthrough, so I would be surprised if I had been low leveled. ---