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    Combo FAQ by Tricky

    Version: 2.01a | Updated: 11/19/05 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    Breath Of Fire IV - Combo Guide
    By Tricrokra   
    Version 2.01a
    Copyright stuff
    You're free to distribute this FAQ to everybody you know BUT
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    - This FAQ may not be modified (Mistakes or corrections must be mailed and I'll
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      for you) }:) 
    - If you want to upload it to a site, always permitted, but I would like to
      gimme not about it if you do.
    Update News:
    1.0001 04/29/2001 Added "How to perform a 70 hit combo"
                      Corrected a few typos
                      Fixed a few mistakes in the spellist.
    1.0002 05/01/2001 Added "SuperNova"
    2.0    11/30/2001 Combo Guide COMPLETELY revised!
    2.01   12/02/2001 Added three secret combos
    2.01a  11/19/2005 Contact data out of date. Updated!
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    applications like that.
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    1. Introdcution to combos
       1.1 What is a combo?
       1.2 How to create a combo
       1.3 Does a combo have any advantages?
    2. Creating new spells from combos
       2.1 Introduction
       2.2 Spell list
       2.3 Secret Combos
    3. 70 hit combo
    1. Introduction to combos
    * 1.1 What is a combo?
    Definition of a combo: Two (or more) abilities of two (or more) party members
                           combined with each other.
    I know that does not make so much sense. So I'll use the rest of this document
    to make things a little bit more clear
    * 1.2 How to create a combo
    First of all, know that the computer will always take the order that you set 
    your party members in. Let's say that Ryu and Nina are together. 
    Let's say that Ryu learned "Burn" (from a "Mage Goo". That's the red goo). 
    Let Ryu cast "Burn" and Nina cast "Sever". (I take Ryu in the 1st position and
    Nina in the second). Now if you are lucky a combo will be created as soon as
    Ryu's "burn" get comboed with Nina's spell you'll see a combo meter in the 
    upper right corner of the screen. It will count how many hits the combo had and
    how much damage points the combo did. Now you got your first combo :)
    * 1.3 Does a combo have some advantages?
    As a matter of fact... yes. You can create more powerful spells from combo's.
    In the combo example of section 1.2 you'll see that if a combo is created, Nina
    won't cast "Sever", but "FireWind". And so you can create more spells. I'll tell
    you more in section 2.
    Another nice thing of combo's is that it can provide more hits. Take this 
    Ursula opens the combo with "Cyclone" and Nina follows with "Cyclone" and what
    happens? Nina's "Cyclone" hits all the enemies twice. The second time the damage
    is less than the first time, but can still be significant and add more hits to
    your combos.
    Creating combos has also a nice effect on the masters. There are three masters
    that ask you to make combos. Una, Rwolf and Kryrik. Una asks for the damage 
    points. Rwolf and Kryrik ask both for the hits in combos.
    2. Creating new spells from combos
    * 2.1 Introduction
    This is actually the beauty of combos. Creating a new spell by combining others.
    This combination is based on the elements. The order is important here.
    After a fire spell, you need wind to create an explosion spell
    After a wind spell, you need water to create a thunder spell
    After a water spell, you need earth to create a disaster spell
    After an earth spell, you need fire to create an eruption spell.
    For example: Ryu opens the combo with burn, Nina follows with "Wind" and you 
                 get the explosion spell "FireWind".
    It is always the spell that creates the spell. The first spell does not matter
    as long as it's the right element. So Burn+sever=Firewind, but burn+typhoon is
    gigaflare. but Inferno+server=firewind.
    If a comboed spell is followed up by a dragon ability (like "Hwajeh") you can
    create an even more powerfull spell.
    * 2.1 Spell list
         Fire + Wind -----> Explosion
                 Fire Spell + Sever / Eddy -----> FireWind
                 Fire Spell + Cyclone ----------> Simoon
                 Fire Spell + Typhoon ----------> Gigaflare
         Dragon: Fire Spell + Wind + Ar'yu-Pung > Earthbreaker
         Wind + Water -----> Thunder
                 Wind + Frost ------------------> Jolt
                 Wind + Iceblast ---------------> Lightning
                 Wind + Blizzard ---------------> Thunderstorm
         Dragon: Wind + Water + Pa'Bing-a ------> Mjollnir (GameShark Required)
         Water + Earth ----> Disaster
                 Water + Rockblast -------------> Storm
                 Water + Stone Pillar ----------> Tempest
                 Water + Quake -----------------> Disaster
         Dragon: Water + Earth + Pat'oh-pah ----> Catastrophe
         Earth + Fire ----> Eruption
                 Earth + Burn / Flare ----------> Eruption
                 Earth + Fireblast -------------> Magma Blast
                 Earth + Inferno ---------------> Ragnarok
         Dragon: Earth + Fire + Hwajeh ---------> SuperNova
    * 2.2 Secret Combos
    The game contains a few secret combo spells. Those can only be cast
    with one certain person in the 3rd row.
    Personally I think those combos aren't worth the trouble, but to
    make this Guide complete, I'll add them.
       Nina's secret Combo
            Fire Magic + Wind Magic + Melee Ability (by Nina) ----> Phoenix
       Ursula's secret Combo
            Earth magic + Fire magic + Melee Ability (by Ursula) --> Reflect
       Scias' secret Combo
            Wind magic + Water magic + Melee Ability (by Scias) --> Ice Sword
    3. The 70 hit combo
    Want to get rid of all the master trouble who ask much hits per combo? Here's
    the way to perform a 70 hit combo. That's the maximum you'll need. Kryrik the
    one that asks for those absurd combo's will ask 70 hit for his last move
    "Disembowel". Before I tell you I want to thank marshall
    lovell, for telling me about this possibility. I checked it and it works....
    First of all you need the spell "Celerity" which can be learned from master
    Abbess in the city of Chek. She'll teach it to you after you've met 100 or
    more diffrent kind of enemies. This spell must be given to any other party 
    member than Scias or Nina. Now you must handle carefully because if you mess
    up it will take 3 hours before you can cast "Celerity" again. To perform this
    combo I prefer to go to the old Chek village (the place where Rasso slaugters
    everybody and where Ryu went berserk). Why? Because the enemies there will
    hardly fight and are there to pratise combos. When you get a fight, handle
    this way. Put the one who has Celerity in the first position and Scias and
    Nina in the 2nd and 3rd position. Let the first position character cast
    "Celerity" and Nina and Scias should cast "Vitalize", if all the three 
    spells get combined in the combo it'll become a 70 hit combo.
    4. Other guides by Tricrokra
    Wild Arms              Boss guide
    Wild Arms 2            Boss Guide
    Wild Arms 2            Location Guide
    Grandia                Boss and spell guide
    Grandia                Skill Guide
    Granstream Sage        Boss guide
    Breath Of Fire III     Fishing list
    Breath Of Fire III     Manillo list
    Breath Of Fire III     Walktrough with ultimate playing hints 
    Breath Of Fire IV      Boss guide
    The site you can download them from
    YOu can download "Power Of The Rings", a free RPG by me from
    If any of the sites above result into a 404, please let me know!