This thread is for the benefit of those who are having problems getting through the game and would like some help from some of the more experienced players here.
If you are stuck on a certain stage or need advice on how to get a certain skill point, feel free to post it here instead of making an entirely new thread or making multiple threads every time you get stuck somewhere.
You really should try to take down retreating bosses more often. They usually hand out quite a bit of EXP, cash, and PP, and often drop equippable parts. In most cases, it doesn't even take that much planning to wipe them out. Surround them on all four sides (+10% damage), use an Armor Breaker (-750 Armor for the L3 effect), and Max Break / support attack them to death.
Even before any of my characters were getting Hot Blood or Soul, I could roll out over 40000 damage on a Maximum Break, no problem.
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