Valkyrie Profile 2 - Definitive setups (Possible SPOILERs)

#1Lord_EliwoodPosted 7/11/2008 7:03:11 AMmessage detail
Credit for the original idea goes to Adventure_Cat. Please do not post until finished. Also, try to keep bumped until this gets stickied.

SOLO STRATEGIES FOR MAXIMIZING THE ATTACK STAT

<-Sealstones->

Sword Blessing
Found at: Serdberg Mountain Ruins. Set in a Dais.
Cost to restore: 150 Crystals
Effects: Attack at 120%

Yggdrasill Blessing
Found at: Seraphic Gate second floor. Set in a Dais.
Cost to restore: 4000 Crystals
Effects: All stats at 120%

Sharp Sword Law
Found at: Yggdrasill. Set in a Dais.
Cost to restore: 2000 Crystals
Effects: Attack at 150%, RDM at 50%

Desperate Soldier Law
Found at: Tower of Lezard Valeth. Set in a Dais.
Cost to restore: 1500 Crystals
Effects: Attack at 150%, No health recovery in battle

Stone Hurler Wrath
Found at: Palace of the Venerated Dragon. Left in a shell.
Cost to restore: 2500 Crystals
Effects: Projectile attack at 200%, Slow movement in battle

Wrath of Forcefulness
Found at: Palace of the Venerated Dragon. Left in a shell.
Cost to restore: 500 Crystals
Effects: Attack at 300%, Weapon breaking 20% of the time

Use Wrath of Forcefulness only if you have pumped your strength up enough or if you don't mind losing weapons. The regular setup will use the four first Sealstones. If using an Archer, switch Sword Blessing for Stone Hurler Wrath. If you want to use Wrath of Forcefulness, switch it for Sword Blessing (or Yggdrasill Blessing if you are also using the Stone Hurler Wrath).

All setups will use the Dragon Rib (Character stats increase as HP decreases [Max 150% at 1HP]) (Break the Dragon Zombie's neck for a 40% chance of getting one) or the Demon Sword "Levantine" (Seraphic Gate 5th floor), which means you need to have your health quite low to work, and most use Bone Mask (Break Strayer's head) which means you'll also need the Frailty status on you.

Here's a method for acquiring Frailty (credit to A Kouli):

-Teach your character Guard Motion. Equip it.
-Have a mage with Overload skill and Prismatic Missile spell.
-Place them so the character will get hit by the spell.
-If your character doesn't get Frailty, try again. Heal the status effects you don't want.
#2Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:13:40 AMmessage detail
Seraphic Gate Boss fights

-DETERMINED DIRNA-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Magician Slayer
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Adversity
All status +60% as long as you don't kill the Demishadows

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

You can use Heroism instead of Adversity if you want to kill the Demishadows first.

<-Accessories->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Power Bangle x2
Attack +30% each one

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Bone Mask with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accesories - Bloody Patch->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Power Bangle
Attack +30%

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Bone Mask with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accesories - Dragonlord's Nerves->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Dragonlord's Nerves
Critical damage doubled; if it doesn't kill the enemy YOU take the damage

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Bone Mask with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Bloody Patch with White Loincloth.
#3Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:24:58 AMmessage detail
-GABRIEL CELESTE AND ETHEREAL QUEEN-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Magician Slayer
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

True Seeing
Critical Rank +2

If your Magic is high enough replace Fists of Iron and True Seeing with

Psychosoma
Attacks use both Strength and Magic

<-Accesories->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Incense
Damage +50% (Demon Slayer Skill effect)

<-Accessories - Bloody Patch + Levantine->

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Incense
Damage +50% (Demon Slayer Skill effect)

<-Accesories - Dragonlord's Nerves->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Dragonlord's Nerves
Critical damage doubled; if it doesn't kill the enemy YOU take the damage

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Incense.
If using a male character replace Bone Mask with White Loincloth.
#4Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:30:47 AMmessage detail
-WODEN-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Magician Slayer
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

True Seeing
Critical Rank +2

If your Magic is high enough replace Fists of Iron and True Seeing with

Psychosoma
Attacks use both Strength and Magic

<-Accesories->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Power Bangle
Attack +30%

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accessories - Bloody Patch->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Bloody Patch with White Loincloth.

<-Accesories - Dragonlord's Nerves->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Dragonlord's Nerves
Critical damage doubled; if it doesn't kill the enemy YOU take the damage

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Bloody Patch.
If using a male character replace Bone Mask with White Loincloth.
#5Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:34:12 AMmessage detail
-OBSESSED EX-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Magician Slayer
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

True Seeing
Critical Rank +2

If your Magic is high enough replace Fists of Iron and True Seeing with

Psychosoma
Attacks use both Strength and Magic

<-Accesories->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Power Bangle x2
Attack +30% each one

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accessories - Bloody Patch->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Power Bangle
Attack +30%

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accesories - Dragonlord's Nerves->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Dragonlord's Nerves
Critical damage doubled; if it doesn't kill the enemy YOU take the damage

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character replace Bloody Patch with White Loincloth.
#6Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:39:06 AMmessage detail
-FRIGGA, HEIMDUAL! AND ULL IN HIGHSOCKS-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Triple Edge
Two additional strikes per hit, at 12.5% and 10% damage respectively

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

If your Magic is high enough replace Triple Edge with

Psychosoma
Attacks use both Strength and Magic

Mental Boost
Magic +20%

<-Accesories->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Power Bangle
Attack +30%

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Power Bangle with White Loincloth.

<-Accessories - Bloody Patch->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bloody Patch
Damage +50%, each hit costs 5% Max HP

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Power Bangle.
If using a male character change Bloody Patch with White Loincloth.

<-Accesories - Dragonlord's Nerves->

Dragon Rib
Attack +10% and and all status +50% when health is low

Bone Mask
Damage +50% when under Frailty status

Magic Dragon Horn
Attack +30% and Damage +50% (God Slayer Skill effect)

Dragonlord's Nerves
Critical damage doubled; if it doesn't kill the enemy YOU take the damage

If using a Light Warrior with Demon Sword "Levantine" replace Dragon Rib with Bloody Patch.
If using a male character replace Bone Mask with White Loincloth.
#7Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:48:58 AMmessage detail
-BAHAMUT, TIAMAT, BLACK PAIN AND ARECTARIS RETURNED-

<-Skills->

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Giant Slayer
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Against Bahamut and Tiamat use

Descaling Might
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Against Black Pain use

Unholy Purifier
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Against Arectaris Returned use

Weed Whacker
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

<-Accesories->

Use the same setups as for Dirna and Obsessed Ex.

-HAMSTERS AND HAMMY-

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Beast Bludgeon
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Adversity
Attack +20% for each Hamster after the first

Then choose between

Fists of Iron
Attack +20%

or

Heroism

Attack +20% for each enemy you kill

<-Accessories->

Use the same setups as for Dirna and Obsessed Ex.

-WALTHER AND GYNE-

Solitary Struggle
All status +60% if fighting with 3 dead allies

Magician Slayer or Unholy Purifier
Damage +50% and Critical Rank up

Ghost Buster
Physical attacks damage Ghosts

<-Accessories->

Use the same setups as for Dirna and Obsessed Ex.

You can fight this battle with a party and without Desperate Soldier Law. That way you can keep killing Gyne for Ether Crowns while Walther keeps bringing him back. Switch Solitary Struggle with the racial skill you didn't equip. You want to stay alive, so consider throwing in Lifeforce Blessing.
#8Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:54:15 AMmessage detail
Best equipment info

-Credit for this goes to triAce_fanboy-

ARMOR:

RDM and RST are both completely useless in the Gate. Armor should chosen be based on extra stat bonuses or elemental resistance.

--- Head ---

Tiara of the Holy Empress: Create in Villnore. Women only. Holy +50% and immunity to Frailty.

Ether Crown: Dropped by Walther and Gyne. 120 MAG.


--- Body ---

Conqueror's Armor: Create in Crell Monferaigne. Heavy Warriors only, boosts all stats but gives -20% to all elements. Also gives +80% protection to Doom, Frailty and Transfer.

Dark Cleric Robes: Lezard only, gained after the boss in Yggdrasil. +50% Lightning and Holy.

Flame Mist: Found in Yggdrasil. For Archer and Sorcerers, user becomes a Ghost, but gets -100% to all elements except Fire. This makes you immortal against Hammy and Hamsters since they don't have elemental attacks.

Mirage Robe: Found in Crawsus, also initial equipment for Xehnon and Aegis. Archers and Sorcerers, gives immunity to Transfer and +50% Earth, but -20% Lightning. Good for random battles when you don't know the enemy can cause Frailty, or don't want to use a Nectar Potion.

Mithril Plate: Break the Guardian Diva's body in Valhalla. Hrist also joisn with one. For Light/Heavy Warriors, +20% to Fire, Ice, Lightning and Earth, +50% Holy. All main bosses have Holy attacks, and everything that matters use several elements. Best armor in the game overall.

Phoenix Garb: Break the Aesirs in Valhalla. Archers, Sorcerers and Freya only, +50% Fire, -20% Ice. Fire is the most dangerous element.

Robe of Bryttain: Found in Lezard's Tower, also a reward from Sha-Kon after the Gate is unlocked. Archers and Sorcerers only, Darkness -20% but Holy +50%. Holy is a frequent element, while Darkness in rare and less dangerous overall.


--- Arm ---

Miracle Guard: Create in Asgard. Heavy Warriors and Freya only. 80% chance of blocking attacks.

Sacred Guarder: Create in Villnore. Light and Heavy Warriors, 15% chance of blocking and +20% Holy. The best for Light Warriors.

Star Guard: Dropped by Frigga. Usable by anyone except Freya. 15% chance of blocking. Best option for Archers and Sorcerers.


--- Leg ---

Vein Greaves: Create in Villnore. Light and Heavy Warriors, +10% Earth and +30% Poison. Not much, but it's the only one with something other than RDM/RST/AVD.
#9Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:56:25 AMmessage detail
ACCESSORIES:

Runeless accessories are the only ones worth using at the Gate.

Adamantite:
Resistance: Holy +30%
Effect: x1.5 ATK when HP is full
Break Iron Golem's shields in Palace of Venerated Dragon, or Deathdog's tail in Valhalla.

Bloody Patch:
Effect: x1.5 damage, but each hit costs 5% HP.
Break Muscular Stalker's left body side in Palace of Venerated Dragon.

Bone Mask:
Performance: MAG and RST + 10%
Effect: x1.5 damage when under Frailty status
Break Strayer's head in Yggdrasil.

Dragon Rib:
Performance: ATK +10%
Effect: Boost to all stats according to HP. The lower the HP, the higher the boost. Maxes at x1.5 when HP is under 20%.
Break Dragon Zombie's neck in Palace of Venerated Dragon.

Drainwing:
Effect: Chance of absorbing damage dealt.
Break Ice Devil's wings in Sukavia Gorge.

Ham-Star:
Resistance: +100% to most status effects
Effect: Increased drop rate when HP has repeated numbers.
Kill Hamster, Gate's 4th floor.

Incense:
Effect: Innate Demon Destroyer.
Break D Clay Man's upper right shoulder, Gate's 2nd floor.

Magic Dragon Horn:
Performance: ATK and RDM +30%
Effect: Innate God Destroyer.
Break Bahamut's horn in the Gate's 5th floor.

Mirror Fragment:
Effect: Chance of reflecting spells.
Break Phantom Lurker's mirrors in Crawsus.

Ring of Healing:
Resistance: Holy +30%
Effect: May recover half of the damage taken per hit
Create in Villnore, or get a Metabolizer from the Hydra's tail instead. Same Effect, but no Resistance.

Steelwing:
Effect: Absorbs 5% of the damage dealt per hit.
Break Life Stealer's wings in Forest of Spirits.

White Loincloth:
Effect: x1.5 damage against female enemies. Remember that you can reverse genders with the Tranvestal Law Sealstone.
Break Gabriel Celeste's body (just kill him without Soul Crushes).
#10Lord_Eliwood(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2008 7:58:31 AMmessage detail
Okay. Work done.
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