Just beat stage 6 normal -- Hard 1 or Normal 7 next?

#1l2ag3Posted 11/22/2012 11:07:08 AM
What's the recommended route for going through DLC stages? I'm not interested in just rushing through and getting the best stuff in the game, I want to see all it has to offer. That being said, a I better off going through normal DLC stages before going through hard, or will doing so give me way too much good gear and trivialize the early hard stages? Thanks in advance!
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#2firedraco2Posted 11/22/2012 1:07:10 PM
You could probably go through the normal DLC first. IIRC they don't drop stuff that can be found on hard; with some enemy drops being exceptions:

Ch 10 has R Death/R Creature who drop some previously boss only hard gear.
Ch 11 has Pejora's Masks which drop Ch 5+ hard gear.
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#3CactuarPosted 11/22/2012 3:09:10 PM
Chapter 8 Normal also has the Apollo and Artemis Rings from the Purple/boss chests which function as a better version of Sunstones/Moonstones and are good to get until you find Misers from 7 Hard.
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#4Sweet Monkey LuvPosted 11/22/2012 4:54:06 PM
If you want to experience the game as intended play hard 1-6 before any DLC.

Normal DLC contains plenty of OP gear - Muramasa, Thief Rings, A-Rings, Fool's Tablets, OP spells/souls, etc...

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