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    Weapon Enhancement Guide by NeoEvincar

    Updated: 08/09/02 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Megaman Legends Weapon Enhancement Guide
    For usage with Megaman Legends on the PSX (not sure if compatible with N64 
    version or not)
    7/22/02 NeoEvincar_@hotmail.com
    Please only e-mail me information in regards to this guide, if you can't find 
    a weapon, look at the item FAQ, and it will tell you where to get each item. 
    
    This is a FAQ I wrote in regards to all the other information in the other 
    guides that say stuff like "the active buster is the best gun, but it costs 
    an arm and a leg to fully upgrade it" well, I was bored, so I decided to figure 
    out exactly how much Zenny it will cost to upgrade it and all the rest of 
    the other secondary weapons in this game. 
    
    
    Table of Contents
     
    1.	  Version History
    2.	  Normal Arm
    3.	  Machine Buster
    4.	  Powered Buster
    5.	  Drill Arm
    6.	  Grenade Arm
    7.	  Spread Buster
    8.	  Vacuum Arm
    9.	  Active Buster
    10.  Blade Arm
    11.  Grand Grenade
    12.  Splash Mine
    13.  Shield Arm
    14.  Shining Laser
    15.  Disclaimer
    
    Ok! So lets get on with the FAQ!
    
    
    1. Version History
    
    7/22/02
    Version 1
    This is my first ever FAQ! Wish me luck!
    
    7/29/02
    Version 1.1
    Updated the missing Drill arm information, and I haven't got called on any 
    spelling errors or anything, so I guess this is final until I get any e-mails 
    about this or anything.
    
    7/31/02
    Version 1.2
    This time, all I did was add a url to which this faq can be found. All he 
    had to do was ask, and so I let him use it, AND he has a cool as... cool site 
    that you should check out! it is very well done, and he should recieve some 
    congratz! so Good Job on the site dude!
    
    8/08/02
    Version 1.3
    And this time, I just added another site to the list, and fixed an unclarity 
    with the drill arm. 
    
    I have found that there wasn't a FAQ written for just the weapon Enhancement 
    costs or anything like it, and so I was bored and decided to finally contribute 
    to the legendary site that I have been using for the past 2 years! So no more 
    boring you, on with the FAQ!!!!
    
    Now this is how it will work: I have written out the name of the weapon, a 
    brief description and usage, (IMO) and I have even drawn out a little table 
    showing how long the bars are. And the bar filled with the XXXX's; is how 
    full it initially is when you get the weapon. The empty space with a number 
    in it represents how full the gauge will become with that upgrade. And after 
    I tell you how much it costs to upgrade each level of the weapon. And after 
    all that, I will tell you the cost to enhance the weapon fully and I will 
    tell you how many shots you get from each level the energy can be at. And 
    the ) is included in how far the bar will increase to. Simple enough?
    
    
    2. Normal Arm
    This is the Weapon you start the game out with. Seemingly, you should be able 
    to upgrade at least the damage, I mean, couldn't Roll put on some spikes on 
    your foot or something?
    
    	You cannot enhance any feature of this weapon.
    Attack  :XXX)
    Energy  :XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) 
    Range   :)
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: Nothing!
    Infinity shots (although your legs could certainly get tired after a while)
    
    3. Machine Buster
    This is a gun that is useful for the water battle with the pirates in my opinion. 
    Well, at least that is where I best used it. It is a simple gun, and not very 
    useful, except if you have a bunch of Zenny burning a hole in your metal 
    pocket. 
    
    You can enhance every aspect of this weapon.
    Attack  :XXX)  2)  3)                2 = 3,400 3 = 10,000
    Energy  :XXXXXXXXX)  2)  3)  4)      2 = 3,000 3 = 8,000  4 = 12,000
    Range   :XXXXX)2)                    2 = 2,600
    Rapid   :XXXXXXXXX)  2)  3)          2 = 5,000 3 = 10,000
    Special :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)            2 = 1,200 3 = 2,000
    Each upgrade to special increases the spread of the shots.
    Total cost to upgrade: 67,200 Zenny. 
    Level 1: 128 shots level 2: 192 level 3: 288 level 4: 400
    
    
    4. Powered Buster
    This is a pretty useful weapon, because you can snipe with it, which I know 
    some people like to do, but this weapon fires too slow and the bullet itself 
    moves too slow. They should have let you increase the special to increase 
    the speed the bullet flies at.
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, and RNG
    Attack  :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)            2 = 3,500. 3 = 11,000
    Energy  :XXX)  2)                    2 = 5,000
    Range   :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)    4)      2 = 1,600. 3 = 3,200. 4 = 6,400
    Rapid   :XXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 29,700 Zenny
    Level 1: 16 level 2: 32.
    
    
    5. Drill Arm
    This is a useful tool, but not that great as a weapon. It is ok, but generally 
    speaking, the only Reaverbots you want close enough to you to attack with 
    this kinda weapon, you would like the next shot to knock it to the junkyard!
    
    You can enhance ATK, and ENG
    Attack  :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)              2 = 3,000. 3 = 8,000
    Energy  :XXXXX)    2)        3)        2 = 5,000. 3 = 12,000
    Range   :)
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 28,000
    Level 1: 1,800 level 2: 3,600 Level 3: Infinity 
    
    
    6. Grenade Arm
    This is a good weapon... for decoration. It is your hand basically, except that 
    you also can toss weak grenades around corners and get a Reaverbot that could 
    have taken like 4 shots from your buster anyway. 
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, RNG, and RPD
    Attack  :XXXXX)    2)                2 = 6,500
    Energy  :XXXXX)2)3)4)                2 = 1,200 3 = 4,000 4 = 8,000
    Range   :XXXXX)2)3)                  2 = 1,400 3 = 5,000
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)2)3)                2 = 2,000 3 = 3,000
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 31,100 Zenny
    Level 1: 24 level 2: 32 level 3: 40 level 4: 48
    
    
    7. Spread Buster
    Ahh yes, this gun.
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, RNG, and SPC
    Attack  :XXXXXXXXXXXXX)  2)  3)         2 = 45,000 3 = 89,000
    Energy  :XXX)2)3)                       2 = 18,000 3 = 30,000
    Range   :X)2)                           2 = 12,000
    Rapid   :XXX)                      
    Special :XXXXXXX)    2)    3)           2 = 20,000 3 = 35,000
    Each upgrade provides 2 more bombs then last. Level 1: 3 2:5 3:7
    Total cost to upgrade: 249,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 16 level 2: 24 level 3: 32
    
    
    8. Vacuum Arm
    This is my personal favorite weapon. I mainly use my buster anyways, and this 
    just makes my life a lot easier then having to run around a whole bunch picking 
    up small refractor shards, and I can loot them all while fighting other 
    Reaverbots. In fact, I take it off only to put on Shining Laser, just because 
    by the time I have it, I don't have a use for money anymore.
    
    You can enhance ENG, RNG, and SPC
    Attack  :)
    Energy  :XXXXXXX)             2)         2 = 1,000
    Range   :XXXXX)  2)   3)                 2 =   500 3 = 1,000
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)    4)          2 =   500 3 = 2,500 4 = 5,000
    Total cost to upgrade: 10,500 Zenny
    Level 1: 1,800 level 2: Infinity
    
    
    
    9. Active Buster
    Oh ya. I finally get to this gun. I started upgrading each gun, and when I 
    ran out of money, _I started with 1,130,000 roughly_ I reseted the Playstation 
    and continued on with either that gun, or the next one. But this gun took 
    me 3 resets for just it. So ya it is awesome. And it is both an Arm and a 
    Leg. And half a nose, if you want special also upgraded.
    
    You can enhance everything
    Attack  :XXXXXXX)2)  3)  4)           2 = 30,000 3 = 85,000 4 = 200,000
    Energy  :XXXXX)  2)  3)      4)       2 =  5,000 3 = 35,000 4 = 990,000
    Range   :XXXXX)2)    3)      4)       2 = 20,000 3 = 60,000 4 = 100,000
    Rapid   :XXXXXXXXX)  2)  3)  4)       2 =  8,000 3 = 28,000 4 =  84,000
    Special :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)    4)       2 =  5,000 3 = 30,000 4 =  60,000
    Total cost to upgrade: 1,760,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 32 level 2: 56 level 3: 96 level 4: Infinity
    
    
    10. Blade Arm
    Yet another seemingly useless special weapon, it looks kinda cool, but in 
    general, the thought of having an energy sword is a lot better then actually 
    having it.
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, and RNG
    Attack  :XXXXXXXXX)  2)  3)        2 = 4,000 3 = 8,000
    Energy  :XXXXX)2)3)                2 = 1,000 3 = 2,000
    Range   :)2)3)4)                   2 = 3,000 3 = 8,000 4 = 12,000
    Rapid   :XXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 38,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 32 level 2: 64 level 3: 128
    
    
    11. Grand Grenade
    This is only useful if you decide to skip or just plain not get the powered 
    buster. Either one, you need to finish the game getting one of them, and I 
    think that that is best use for either of these two weapons.
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, and RNG
    Attack  :XXXXXXXXX)           2)       2 = 100,000
    Energy  :X)2)  3)                      2 =  50,000 3 = 150,000
    Range   :XXX)2)3)                      2 =  14,000 3 =  30,000
    Rapid   :XXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 344,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 8 level 2: 16 level 3: 32
    
    
    12. Splash Mine
    Ahh the first special weapon you get besides your lame kick. It is ok, and 
    maybe even good for the upgrade to power; you can easily use this until you 
    beat the Digging Robot the pirates build. Then after that you get the Vacuum 
    Arm, which easily replaces this in my book.
    
    You can enhance ATK and ENG
    Attack  :XXXXX)    2)           2 = 3,000
    Energy  :XXX)2)3)               2 =   800 3 = 1,600
    Range   :)
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 5,400 Zenny
    Level 1: 24 level 2: 32 level 3: 48
    
    
    13. Shield Arm
    This Arm is fun to use. But the only problem is, keyword there is fun. I like 
    to play around and act like the shooter Reaverbots in the Main Gate. You know, 
    take a couple steps forward, shoot, then put up shield for 5 minutes. 
    
    You can enhance ENG and SPC
    Attack  :)
    Energy  :XXX)2)3)  4)              2 = 12,000 3 = 24,000 4 = 36,000
    Range   :)
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXXXXXX)      2)          2 = 20,000
    Size of shield
    Total cost to upgrade: 92,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 300 level 2: 450 level 3: 600 level 4: 1,200
    
    
    14. Shining Laser
    The only true replacement for the Vacuum Arm, IMO, because it might only cost 
    a right arm (yuk yuk) but it is well worth it, and because you can slice Megaman 
    Juno in a couple seconds easily. And it also comes in handy against the giant 
    Robot the pirates build in the Old City. 
    
    You can enhance ATK, ENG, and RNG
    Attack  :XXXXXXX)  2)  3)    4)      2 = 50,000 3 = 100,000 4 = 250,000
    Energy  :XXX)  2)  3)        4)      2 = 50,000 3 = 100,000 4 = 200,000
    Range   :XXXXX)2)3)                  2 = 25,000 3 =  60,000
    Rapid   :XXXXXXX)
    Special :XXX)
    Total cost to upgrade: 835,000 Zenny
    Level 1: 600 level 2: 1,000 level 3: 1,800 level 4: Infinity
    
    
    15. Disclaimer
    ok! So this is it! I finally finished this FAQ! I hope you enjoyed reading 
    it, because I spent many many hours getting all that Zenny and to write it 
    down twice, and leaving the support car to check and see how many shots you 
    got per level of energy upgrade you got, and etc. etc. it took a while, but 
    I did it, and so I hope this has helped you out.
    
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