.______     ______    __  ___ .___________.    ___       __      ___   
|   _  \   /  __  \  |  |/  / |           |   /   \     |  |    |__ \  
|  |_)  | |  |  |  | |  '  /  `---|  |----`  /  ^  \    |  |       ) | 
|   _  <  |  |  |  | |    <       |  |      /  /_\  \   |  |      / /  
|  |_)  | |  `--'  | |  .  \      |  |     /  _____  \  |  |     / /_  
|______/   \______/  |__|\__\     |__|    /__/     \__\ |__|    |____| 
                                                                       
     _______.  ______    __          ___      .______      
    /       | /  __  \  |  |        /   \     |   _  \     
   |   (----`|  |  |  | |  |       /  ^  \    |  |_)  |    
    \   \    |  |  |  | |  |      /  /_\  \   |      /     
.----)   |   |  `--'  | |  `----./  _____  \  |  |\  \----.
|_______/     \______/  |_______/__/     \__\ | _| `._____|
                                                           
.______     ______   ____    ____ 
|   _  \   /  __  \  \   \  /   / 
|  |_)  | |  |  |  |  \   \/   /  
|   _  <  |  |  |  |   \_    _/   
|  |_)  | |  `--'  |     |  |     
|______/   \______/      |__|     
                                  
 _______         __       ___      .__   __.   _______   ______   
|       \       |  |     /   \     |  \ |  |  /  _____| /  __  \  
|  .--.  |      |  |    /  ^  \    |   \|  | |  |  __  |  |  |  | 
|  |  |  |.--.  |  |   /  /_\  \   |  . `  | |  | |_ | |  |  |  | 
|  '--'  ||  `--'  |  /  _____  \  |  |\   | |  |__| | |  `--'  | 
|_______/  \______/  /__/     \__\ |__| \__|  \______|  \______/  


Coffin FAQ- By BlackSwordsmanMage




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Table of Contents  ^1
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1.Table of Contents (^1)

2.Version History (^2)

3.Introduction (^3)

4.What is the purpose of the coffin? (^4)

5.The Coffin Shop (^5)

6.Coffins and abilities (^6)
  a.Oak Coffin
  b.Bronze Coffin
  c.Iron Coffin
  d.Silver Coffin
  e.Solar Coffin
  f.Coffin Monster Elefan
  g.Vampire Coffin
  h.Iron Maiden

7.Coffin Ratings (^7)

8.Immortal Strategies (^8)

9.Immortal Dungeons (^9)

10.Legal Stuff (^10)

11.Credits (^11)





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Version History ^2
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11-18-04: Started FAQ.


11-19-04: Added both Immortal parts.

12-8-04: Removed the line of text.  Added ASCII from 
http://www.network-science.de/ascii/

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Introduction ^3
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello!  I wrote this because many people seem to have coffin questions.
The Boktai series has been my favorite sence the first was released,
and I have been playing the series for a year now.  This
FAQ is made to help you play the game, so enjoy!






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What is the purpose of the coffin? ^4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The coffin is a very useful tool.  Django uses it to carry the immortal
to the Pile Driver, and once he becomes a vampire, can sleep in the 
coffin to regain his energy.  The coffins all have different charge
rates, but some with a useful effect may have a low rate, and
those not as useful have a higher rate.





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The Coffin Shop  ^5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The coffin shop is located in the Western area of the Mall district
in San Miguel.  It's below the Clocktower, diagnol from the Bank/
Loans Company building.  The Coffin Shopkeeper's photo is
in the Treasury.  The lowest pried coffin is 60 Soll, and there isn't
much more to say about it.




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Coffins and abilities   ^6
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***Oak Coffin***
Game Discription: Wooden coffin.


My Discription: A simple coffin made of oak wood.  


Special Abilities: Doesn't seem to have any


Charge Rate: 12 energy/5 seconds


Cost: 60 Soll.


Extra Notes:  You start with this.



***Bronze Coffin***
Game Discription: Coffin made of bronze.


My Discription:A coffin made of bronze.  I thought it would be copper
coloured, but it's green.


Special Abilities:None that I can tell.


Charge Rate: 5 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 80 Soll

Extra Notes:None.




***Iron Coffin***

Game Discription: Coffin made of iron.  Sealed Immortals cannot
escape.


My Discription:  Iron, grey with coloured patches.


Special Abilities:  It seems to make the ectoplasm stop attacking the
Pile Driver.


Charge Rate: 5 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 100 Soll.


Extra Notes: None.



***Silver Coffin***
Game Discription:Coffin made of silver.  Enemies will not find it.


My Discription:  Silver coloured, will not be found.


Special Abilities:  Undead cannot see the coffin.


Charge Rate: 3 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 120 Soll


Extra Notes: It has a cross on it.




***Solar Coffin***
Game Discription: Magical coffin.  Can teleport using Warp Magic Square.


My Discription:  Red, can use Warp Magic Squares.


Special Abilities:  Can teleport.


Charge Rate: 3 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 140 Soll.


Extra Notes: None.




***Coffin Monster Elefan***
Game Discription: Living coffin.  Controllable with sleeping.


My Discription:  Rainbow-ish.  Can move.


Special Abilities:  You can move in it, has a weak cannon.  Pulls
itself to the Pile Driver if you wait.


Charge Rate: 5 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 160 Soll.


Extra Notes: Won the CoroCoro contest.  Squeeks every 5 steps.




***Vampire Coffin***
Game Discription: A comforable bed, but lowers Solar Pile attack power.


My Discription:  Good for sleeping, not Pile Drivering.


Special Abilities:  Extra fast charge rate.


Charge Rate: 22 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 180 Soll.


Extra Notes: The Count's coffin from Boktai 1.  




***Iron Maiden***
Game Discription: Raises Soalr Pile attack power, but not such a good
bed.


My Discription:  Good for Pile Drivering, not sleeping.


Special Abilities: Extra Pile Driver damage.


Charge Rate: 0 energy/5 seconds.


Cost: 200 Soll.


Extra Notes: Carmilla's coffin from Boktai 1.  








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Coffin Ratings ^7
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* One star is the worst, 5 stars is best.*

Oak Coffin: ***
Why:  It's an average coffin.  Cheap, good rate, average damage.



Bronze Coffin:***
Why:  It's pretty much the same coffin as the Oak, with a different look.




Iron Coffin: ****
Why: This is a good coffin.  At 100 Soll, it's affordable, has an
average rate, and the effect is extraordinary.





Silver Coffin: **
Why:  It's not a good bed, and the effect is a bit sub-par.




Solar Coffin: *
Why:  Egad!  I cannot see a worse coffin than this except for the
Iron Maiden!  It's more expensive than the Oak, with a lower rate,
a horrible effect(unless you are in the Spiral Tower), and, well,
ugly!




Coffin Monster Elefan: ****
Why:  It's useful.  Very useful.  You can use it as a tank, it has
an average rate, and can move.  It's useful for not having to take
it to the Pile Driver manually.  It's downside is that it's slightly
broken.





Vampire Coffin: *****
Why:  It's marvelous.  If you don't need to Pile Driver anything, it's
effect is the best.  Plus, it gets extra points for looking cool.




Iron Maiden: *
Why:  The effect is horrible, it's much more costly than other coffins,
and is worse looking than the Solar Coffin.  It also has the lowest
rate in the game.  Need I say more?





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Immortal Strategies ^8
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	These are for the Pile Driver only.

White Duneyrr, the Sky Ruling Immortal:
When you get to the Pile Driver, start the Pile Dirver.  Make sure you
are fully charged, as this can be a long fight.  Her only attack is
the Phosphorus Powder.  It does one damage per step in it, so dodge.
When the ectoplasm turns red and hovers over the Solar Pile, use your
Enchanted sword.  Repeat.



Django, the Solar Boy:
          *You MUST have the Sunscreen from Lita for this fight.*
As always, start the Pile Driver.  Because you are Sabata, you can
shoot Django's ectoplasm as it turns red and hovers over a Solar Pile.
You only have 60 seconds, so make them count! 



Red Durathor, the Earth Ruling Immortal:
Start the Pile Driver.  You will then collaspe and will become Solar
Boy again.  Equip the Rising Sun magic, and blast away!  Her attack
is the leaf thing, so be wary of that.  Otherwise, it's your basic
Pile Driver.




Blue Dvalinn, the Sea Ruling Immortal:
Start the Pile Driver, and use Rising Sun after it starts.  That will
help.  Dvalinn only has her bubbles, and this is a very easy fight.
Just do what you did with the others.




Black Dainn, Ringo Absorbed:
Start the Pile Driver, and use Rising Sun.  Dainn will use his Kloro-
-folun+ after he turns red to keep you busy.  Destroy them with the
Sol Enchantment.  You will get your gun after the battle.  Just do the
same thing as the other Immortals, and you will win.






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Immortal Dungeons ^9
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Cathedral:  Because you only have the options of the Oak or Bronze,
use the Oak to save Soll.  It won't seem useful, but it is.


Desert Ruins:  Use the Iron coffin to stop Django's resisting.  It will
help, and the dungeon is easy, so the Pile Driver will be easier.


Dark City:  Use Coffin Monster Elefan.  You can use it to move in the
rain, and that helps.


Aquaduct:  Again, use the Coffin Monster Elefan.  It's auto-pull will
save time.


Spiral Tower:  Use the Solar Coffin.  The dungeon is humongous, so
you can use the Warp Magic Square to get to the begining.
	





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Legal Stuff ^10
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This FAQ is 2004 BlackSwordsmanMage.  No sites have permission to use
it except:

1.  GameFAQs

2.  Freewebs.com/sabata

If you see this on a website other than the above, please e-mail
sdesmarais3 at comcast.net with "Coffin FAQ" in the title.

I will take the legal action required if your site has it.




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Credits ^11
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Myself, for writing this.

CjayC and Sailor Bacon for hosting this.

The Boktai 2 community.