I used a combo of pulse and defending. Over the course of acquiring 5 scrolls, I got 2 gold glims via pulse, never by defense. One of the glims I managed to get and the other was obscured by a mob casting some kind of curse which blinded me (never got the glim).
On 4 of the 5 scrolls, I succeeded with a mugshot. Those who say to thunderstorm, and mug if no glim found have a faster, better solution for most people.
I'm amazed that this is still a sticky. It's a helpful tip to take into consideration but it's not even remotely sticky worthy. --- People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. - Calvin & Hobbes
I requested unsticky a couple days ago... the problem is the TC is a very well respected member of the GameFAQs community (and one I personally respect a great deal) so it seems his topic has quite a lot of weight behind it.
At this point I'd assume it would almost take him requesting his own topic be unstickied. --- People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. - Calvin & Hobbes
Finally I manage to pulse out a golden glim after 30minutes of running around for the last scroll. As I switch to Swaine, the AI decides Oliver needs to summon a familiar... which of course spawns right atop the golden glim!