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                          Final Fantasy IX 
                    Single Character Challenge Guide
                    By : Dark Locke
                    van_ff12@hotmail.com
                    Version 0.85
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    I. Contents
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    I.   Contents
    II.  Version History
    III. FAQ
    IV.  Characters
    V.   Mini-Walkthrough
    VI.  Special Thanks
    
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    II. Version History
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    Version 0.5
    Initial Version (Was NOT submitted on gamefaqs)
    
    Version 0.6
    Added Tips for each character and added a bit more info to the Walkthrough.
    
    Version 0.62
    Fixed some spelling mistakes.
    
    Version 0.7
    Updated the Mini-Walkthrough until Fossil Roo
    
    Version 0.71
    Made a very small correction (in 0.7 I forgot to mention that you can pick 2
    Stellazios at Treno
    
    Version 0.8
    -Again I made small corrections and a strategy for learning Blue Magic 
    for Quina (Thanks to Ultima13 for this)
    -Updated the Walkthrough until Blue Narciss (Disc III)
    
    Version 0.85
    -Walkthrough up to Vaila Pira!
    
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    III. FAQ 
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    1- What is this challenge ?
    
    This Challenge is basically using ONE character to beat the game. This 
    involves having the other characters KOed and the character of the 
    challenge the only one alive also if the character of the challenge
    is unavailable you can use all of your party members freely.
    
    2-Which Character can you do this challenge with ?
    
    All Characters I think but Dagger and Eiko are going to have 
    a Hard time unlike the others.
    
    3-How do I control my characters at Stall Points (When the SCC character isn't
    available ) ??
    
    Use all four characters normally but do NOT use the strategies that require 
    certain equipments (EXAMPLE : The Dagger SCC strategy against Ralvurahva 
    requires Reflect Ring but if you're playing Freya/Zidane/Vivi/Quina SCCs you'll
    need Reflect Ring for battles in Cleyra).
    Also NEVER sell your equipment ...
    
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    IV. Characters 
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    Zidane :
    --------
    Pros : 
    -Steal
    -Good HP 
    -Thievery
    
    Cons : 
    -No good healing method until you get Hilda Garde 3 (You can get Gems 
    by then to heal)
    -Doesn't have a very powerful Attack
    -Half of his skills suck (What's That ?!,Annoy,Sacrifice 
    and Lucky Seven)
    
    Overall : Zidane is a good SCC and probably one of the easiest
    
    Difficulty : Easy
    
    Tips :
    
    -Flee ! this ability let you Escape easily 
    (It's kind of hard to Escape using the Standard L1+R1 Method so this's 
    useful).
    
    -Steal !! Zidane is the only one who can Steal items in this game 
    and it's really useful (You can get very good Equipment from bosses).
    
    -Bandit : This ability makes Stealing much easier.
    
    -Zidane's Weapons can cause very good status effects 
    (w/Add Status or Soul Blade) here's a list :
    Mage Masher/Butterfly Sword : Silence
    The Ogre : Darkness
    Gladius : Slow
    Exploda : Trouble
    Angel Bless : Confuse 
    Saargantas : Petrify (VERY useful w/Soul Blade)
    Masamune : Death Sentence 
    The Tower : Mini
    Ultima Weapon : Sleep
    
    -Sargantaas + Soul Blade = 100 % Petrify 
    (given that the enemy is not Immune to it)
    
    -Thievery : this Skill does FIXED (NON Reducable) damage according 
    to the following formula : Damage = Number of Steals * Zidane's Speed / 2 
    If you can get this ability to hit for 9999 it'll be VERY useful.
    
    -Zidane has the Highest Speed (23 Without any Boosters) in the game so 
    take advantage of that.
    
    -Thief Gloves give you a +1 Boost in speed and teach you 
    Master Thief so get them as soon as you get the Hilda Garde 3.
    (You can Synth them at Dagurrereo for 50000 Gil)
    
    -Orichalcon gives you a Speed Boost so if you have a 
    9999 damaging Thievery it might be more useful in Disc 4 to equip it instead
    of The Tower or Ultima Weapon (Unless you want to use Soul Blade but 
    The Tower causes Mini and Ultima Weapon causes Sleep both of which 
    are useless against bosses except Nova Dragon & Deathguise since you can
    cause Sleep to them but you can't cause Mini on Deathguise & Nova Dragon).
    
    -Auto-Reflect is useful since you won't cast Magic on your self. 
    (Get the Reflect Ring as soon as possible)
    
    -MP Attack and "Killer" (Bird Killer , Undead Killer , Man Eater etc ...) 
    abilities are useful since they increase Damage from the Attack command 
    but remember that thet won't boost Thievery.
    
    -Remember that Zidane can't apply any elements in his Attack.
    
    -Dark Gear gives you a +4 Spirit boost so you can almost guarantee a perfect 
    Steal against some bosses in Dosc 4 with Dark Gear + Rebirth Ring + Bandit.
    
    -For Zidane , Auto-Regen gives some healing in addition to healing gems so 
    Auto-Regen will make you last longer.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Orichalcon / Ultima Weapon
    Circlet
    Bracer / Power Wrist / Thief Gloves
    Power Vest / Ninja Gear / Dark Gear / Braver Suit
    Rosetta Ring / Power Belt
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Regen / Auto-Haste / MP Attack
    
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    Vivi : 
    ------
    
    Pros : 
    -Black Magic
    -Focus
    -Healer (Smack himself to heal) 
    -Doomsday which is EXTREMELY useful against Necron & Kuja 
    (w/Pumice Piece Equipped)
    
    Cons : 
    -Lowest HP
    -Low Defense
    
    Overall : Vivi is a Middle Class SCC (He won't be easy like Zidane,
    Amarant,Freya But he won't be hard like Dagger,Eiko)
    
    Difficulty : Normal 
    
    
    Tips :
    
    -Focus increases your Magic status which increases Damage from Black 
    Magic Spells.
    
    -Robes are useful but remember that all of them Bar Robe of Lords 
    make you weak against Fire so use them wisely.
    
    -Bio does very good damage if you get it early 
    (You can get Oak Staff from Chocobo Treasure "Small Beach" before the end 
    of Disc I).
    
    -Vivi can heal himself in a variety of ways he can use Elemental-Absorbing 
    Accessories and cast Elemental Magic on himself or you can even equip 
    "Healer" ability and smack yourself (Vivi NOT you) with Vivi's Staffs 
    finally you can use "Doomsday" with Pumice Piece to do Damage and Heal at 
    the same time. (But it can't be got until VERY late in the game)
    
    -Reflectx2 works really well in conjunction with Auto-Reflect.
    
    -Element-Raising Accessories are very good w/Elemental Attack. (Such as 
    Magus Hat w/Blizzara) 
    
    -Auto-Haste works well for Vivi since he is kind of slow.
    
    -Stop !! Vivi has that spell ... know that Stopping all enemies on a battle
    finishes it so this's kind of useful if monsters are getting anoying but
    you won't gain EXP and this won't work against Bosses.
    
    -Always Keep Vivi in the Back Row.
    
    -Robe of Lords give you high Defense and a Boost in Magic Defense and all
    Primary status so it's useful (Although you can't get it until Disc 4 unless
    you collect 10000 Points  in Chocobo H&C)
    
    -Mag Elem Null is USELESS really.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Mace of Zeus
    Circlet
    Dragon Wrist / Magic Armlet
    Robe of Lords
    Rosetta Ring
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / Auto Reflect / Reflectx2 / Half MP / 
    Auto-Regen
    
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    Steiner : 
    ---------
    
    Pros : 
    -Strong Weapons
    -High HP
    -"Break" Skills 
    -Strong Attack and Defense
    
    Cons : 
    -Lacks a proper Healing method 
    (Until you get the Airship since you can by then get Healing Gems)
    
    Overall : Steiner SCC isn't very hard although he'll have little problems 
    but with the Right Setups he'll be easy
    
    Difficulty : Easy
    
    Tips :
    
    -Steiner is a Pure Fighter that's why he should be always put in the
    Front Row. (Unless you equip Long Range)
    
    -Use "Break" Swd Arts to make bosses easier. (Power Break,Armor Break and
    Magic Break) Mental Break is useless since you can't cast Magic on Bosses.
    
    -Flame Saber has an Added ST : Heat so it has a chance to  kill opponents 
    in one turn (Well kind of) that's why it might be better to equip it in 
    Random Battles than to equip a more powerful weapon (Unless you're sure 
    you can one-Hit opponents with your better weapon)
    
    -Use "Killer" abilities and "MP Attack" to increase damage.
    
    -Stock Break and Climhazzard (Believe it or not) are kind of useless
    since you can only get them at Disc 4 and by then you're going to Memoria 
    and there aren't any Multi-Target Battles there Bar Kraken (Whose Tentacles
    don't have any obvious use whatsoever)
    
    -Shock causes 9999 most of the time but it's kind of cheap to use it for 
    me I prefer the "Attack" Command.
    
    -Excalibur w/Rebirth Ring can be more powerful than the Ragnarok.
    
    -Iai Strike instantly kills a Target so it might be useful to finish Random
    Battles faster.
    
    -Blood Sword is a good way to Attack and Heal early on.
    
    -Thunder Strike is USELESS against bosses since it deals damage based on
    enemy HP %.
    
    -Darkside sacrifices 12% of your HP to and does an attack that does 50% Extra
    Damage (Shadow-Elemental) so it's good if you can keep track of your HP.
    (Auto-Regen)
     
    -TIN ARMOR !! Really this's the best armor in the game and it's exclusive 
    for Steiner and it's specifications are as following :
    Tin Armor :
    Gives you 62 Defense !!
    Extra boosts : Evade+32 Magic Defense+27 Magic Eva+17
    Of course to get it you'll need to beat Hades which can be a bit hard w/Steiner
    alone.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Ragnarok/Excalibur
    Grand Helm
    Venetia Shield
    Grand Armor
    Rosetta Ring / Power Belt / Rebirth Ring
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / MP Attack / Auto-Regen
    
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    Dagger :
    --------
    
    Pros : 
    -Eidolons 
    -White Maic
    
    Cons : 
    -The First Boss Will be hard unless you level up to 15 
    -After the first three bosses your ONLY reliable Offenses will be Ramuh 
    (which is WEAK and costs alot of MP) and reflected spells off Auto-Reflect
    until the end of Disc II 
    -At the time of the Depression State Dagger 
    can become really undependable
    -Middle Class HP
    
    Overall : Dagger isn't going to be an easy SCC First of all it's 
    HARD to pass the first boss battle of course to pass them you 
    need to LEVEL UP but it's going to be hard with Dagger's crappy Rod 
    and Weak Monsters. And after the first four Bosses your ONLY reliable 
    Offense is Ramuh (which is WEAK and costs alot of MP) and reflected spells
    until the end of Disc II
    
    Difficulty : Hard
    
    Tips :
    
    -Potions and Hi-Potions are useless because you have Cure,Cura and Curaga
    unless it's for Auto-Potion.
    
    -You can boost your Elemental Summons by equipping Element-Raising equips 
    such as Magus Hat and Red Hat.
    
    -BOOST !! this lets you see a full animation of a Summon and thus boost 
    it's power.
    
    -Confuse might be a good way to finish random battles faster since enemies
    will Attack themselves.
    
    -Save your Ethers because you'll always need them 
    
    -Ark is hard to get because you have to beat Ozma OR Hades to get
    it and it isn't worth it so stick with Bahamut.
    
    -Bahamut vs. Leviathan :
    
    1-Bahamut is more powerful in general.
    2-Leviathan can be made MORE powerful w/Pearl Rouge and/or Golden Hairpin.
    3-If you want 99 Garnets you'll need 99 Ores + 99 Remedies but if you 
    want 99 Aquamarines you'll need to have 495 Ores ... a PAIN !!!
    4-Leviathan costs 42 MP while Bahamut costs 56 MP
    
    so choose whats better for you.
    
    -Odin can Instant-Death random monsters so it's useful.
    
    -Auto-Reflect is useful for causing Damage.
    
    -The Depression State ... What can you do about it ?? Let's see
    You'll have to do TWO places :
    Dessert Palace : Vaila Pira : Beat him w/Leviathan
    AND
    Mt.Gulug (Luckily you won't have to fight the Boss there)
    so you can get around it.
    
    -Keep Dagger in the Back-Row always.
    
    -Robe of Lords give you high Defense and a Boost in Magic Defense and all
    Primary status so it's useful (Although you can't get it until Disc 4)
    
    -Reflect-Null works great if you use it in conjunction with Auto-Reflect
    since you can use Curaga without having it Reflected.
    
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Magic Racket (Magic Boost)
    Circlet
    Dragon Wrist / Magic Armlet
    Robe of Lords
    Rosetta Ring 
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / Auto-Regen / Boost
    
    -------
    Freya : 
    -------
    Pros : 
    -Jump since you can boost the damage
    -Dragon's Crest
    -Fairly good HP 
    -Good Strength 
    -Good Skills
    
    Cons : 
    -Some of her Skills are crappy
    
    Overall : Freya is one of the easiest SCCs in the game
    
    Difficulty : Easy
    
    Tips :
    
    -Freya's level when she joins you is determined by Vivi and 
    Zidane's Level (Steiner and Dagger aren't counted) so before you get 
    Freya you should only Level up Zidane and Vivi
    
    -Always put Freya in the back row because the only attacks you're going to 
    use the whole game are Jump,Cherry Blossom and Dragon's Crest all of which 
    ignore row.
    
    -Jump !! This increases the damage by 50% at no cost whatsoever.
    
    -Reis's Wind casts Regen so make use of it.
    
    -Initiative makes Pre-emptive Attacks occure more often so make use of it.
    
    -Luna can sometimes be useful since it casts Berserk on all targets 
    INCLUDING Freya but once you use it you can't control Freya for the rest 
    of the battle.
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    -Six Dragons is really useless unless you're feeling VERY lucky.
    
    -Use "Killer" abilities and "MP Attack" to increase damage.
    
    -Dragon's Hair is useful since it's Freya's Ultimate Weapon but if you 
    have a 9999 damaging Dragon's Crest you won't need the weapon.
    
    -Heavy Lance and Obelisk provide an Added ST of Stop and Petrify 
    respectivly so make use of that.
    
    -Although Freya is a Dragon Knight but she can use Women-Only equipment 
    such as Pearl Rouge or Barrete.
    
    -Freya has the ability Chemist which doubles the power of healing items 
    but I don't think it works on Healing Gems.
    
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Holy Lance / Kain's Lance / Dragon's Hair
    Grand Helm
    Venetia Shield
    Grand Armor
    Rosetta Ring / Power Belt
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / MP Attack / Auto-Regen / Chemist
    
    -------
    Quina : 
    -------
    Pros : 
    -Blue Magic gives lots of Variety
    
    Cons : 
    -Middle Class HP
    -Randomized Physical Damage
    
    Overall : Quina is a Middle Class SCC but a little harder than Vivi
    
    Difficulty : Normal
    
    Tips :
    
    -Quina is going to be mainly a fighter in most cases (Unless you use 
    Earth Shake and Twister) so put him in the Front Row.
    
    -Mighty Guard casts Protect and Shell on Quina so it's very useful.
    
    -Mustard Bomb puts a monster in Heat status which makes the Monster 
    self-destructive so it's useful.
    
    -Pumpkin Head might be useful if you have low HP since it deals damage 
    equal to Max HP - Current HP
    
    -VANISH !! this lets Quina take NO damage from physical Attacks.
    
    -Magic Hammer can turn a powerful Magic monster into a helpless wimp.
    
    -1000 Needles causes 1000 damage to enemies so it's useful.
    
    -Frost Freezes an enemy and makes it die with a single physical Attack.
    
    -Good Night !! that's what Quina will be saying to his enemies when he
    is casting Night since it causes Sleep to all targets but don't forget to 
    equip "Insomanic" since Night affects all targets.
    
    -Robe of Lords give you high Defense and a Boost in Magic Defense and all
    Primary status so it's useful (Although you can't get it until Disc 4)
    
    -Quina VS. His Master ... if you don't get it I mean do fight Quale as 
    early as you can although he has the highest HP in the game but he's really
    not strong as Ozma,Hades or even Necron ... beating him nets you a Gastro
    Fork which is Quina's Ultimate Weapon.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Gastro Fork 
    Circlet
    Dragon Wrist / Magic Armlet
    Robe of Lords
    Rosetta Ring 
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / Auto-Regen
    
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    Eiko:
    -----
    Pros : 
    -Very good white magic
    
    Cons :
    -Very Limited forms of attacking  (Fenrir-Holy-Madeen) 
    -Low HP
    -Starts Fairly Late ..
    
    Overall : Eiko is one of the hardest SCCs as her only forms of attacking
    (other than the Attack command) are Fenrir,Holy and Madeen (remember that you
    can't use Phoenix since it will revive your party members).
    
    Difficulty : Hard but ALOT easier than Dagger
    
    Tips :
    
    -Potions and Hi-Potions are useless because you have Cure,Cura and Curaga
    unless it's for Auto-Potion.
    
    -Boost lets you see a full animation of a Summon and thus boost 
    it's power but by the time you get it you'll already have Holy.
    
    -Confuse might be a good way to finish random battles faster since enemies
    will Attack themselves.
    
    -Fenrir's very useful in Disc II (In fact it's the only practical attacking
    method at that time)
    
    -HOLY !!! Get the White Robe as early as you can (After getting Blue 
    Narcisass by getting White Robe from Chocobo H&C
    
    -Keep Eiko in the Back-Row always.
    
    -Robe of Lords give you high Defense and a Boost in Magic Defense and all
    Primary status so it's useful (Although you can't get it until Disc 4)
    
    -Reflect-Null works great if you use it in conjunction with Auto-Reflect
    since you can use Curaga without having it Reflected.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Magic Racket (Magic Boost + Raises Holy's power)
    Circlet
    Dragon Wrist / Magic Armlet
    Robe of Lords
    Rosetta Ring 
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / Auto-Regen 
    
    Yeah ... I copied lots of things from the Dagger section ...
    
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    Amarant :
    ---------
    Pros : 
    -High HP
    -Good Skills (No Mercy,Aura and Chakra)
    
    Cons : 
    -Doesn't start until the end of Disc II
    
    Overall : Amarant is one of the easiest SCCs in the game to do (If not the 
    easiest)
    
    Difficulty : EASY !!
    
    Tips :
    -THROW !!! this useful command lets you Throw weapons at enemies to cause
    damage.
    
    -No Mercy cause Non-Elemental damage which is sometimes really powerful.
    
    -Aura casts Auto-Life and Regen on Amarant so it's useful.
    
    -Chakra can restore some of your HP and MP which is useful.
    
    -Put Amarant in the Front Row.
    
    -Use "Killer" abilities and "MP Attack" to increase damage.
    
    -Demi Shock is USELESS against bosses since it deald damage based on
    enemy HP %.
    
    -Power Belt and Dark Matter give you +3 Strength Boost.
    
    -Amarant CAN use Return Magic so make good use of it.
    
    -Kaiser Knuckles w/Fairy Earrings,Bracer and/or Black Belt might be stronger 
    than Rune Claws and Duel Claws.
    
    -Wing Edges are very useful for Throw but remember that you can't buy them 
    and you can only get them as H&C Prizes so use them wisely.
    
    -Ending suggested setup :
    Duel Claws / Rune Claws
    Circlet
    Dragon Wrist
    Power Vest / Ninja Gear / Dark Gear / Braver Suit
    Rosetta Ring / Power Belt
    Auto-Life / Auto-Potion / Auto-Haste / MP Attack / Auto-Regen / Return Magic
    
    
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    V. Mini Walkthrough 
    ========================
    
    LEGEND :
    *NAME* : The Character joins you here thus his/her SCC begins here
    OR
    A Character returns after a Stall Point.
    
    <Name> : A Character leaves the party a bit due to the storyline.
             (Stall Point)
    
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                                   A.DISC I
    ********************************************************************
    1-Prima Vista :
    
    *Zidane*
    
    Boss : Masked Man
    Level : Lv.1
    Strategy : 
    
    Zidane : At the beginning of the battle Kill off Blank,Cinna and Marcus
    then Steal the Mage Masher. After that Attack and heal if neccessary.
    
    2-Alexandria :
    
    *Vivi*
    
    Level : Lv.1
    
    Pick up the Various items in the city.
    
    3-Theater Ship :
    
    <Vivi>
    
    *Steiner*
    
    When you control Steiner pick up your prize (for the Mini-Game) from the Queen.
    
    <Steiner>
    
    Boss 1 : Steiner 
    Level : Lv.1
    Strategy : 
    
    Zidane : Steal the Silk Shirt
    
    *Vivi*
    *Dagger*
    
    Boss 2 : Steiner 
    Level : Lv.1 
    Strategy : Kill off your characters and leave your 
    SCC character then just attack 
    Steiner and his companions.
    
    Boss 3 : Steiner 
    NOTE : Use the same strategy for the previous fight.
    
    4-Evil Forest/Prima Vista :
    
    Note : Level up to 3 (Even if you're playing other SCCs) before facing 
    Prison Cage (Level up Zidane to 5 if you're playing SCC Steiner-Vivi)
    
    <Vivi>
    <Dagger>
    <Steiner>
    
    Equipment : 
    Zidane : Mage Masher - Leather Hat - Wrist - Silk Shirt
    
    Boss 1 : Prison Cage 
    
    *Steiner*
    
    Level : Steiner @ Lv.1 OR Zidane @ Lv.3
    
    Strategy :
    
    Zidane : Kill Steiner then use Free Energy twice.
    
    Steiner : This fight is a little bit hard since you have to Attack,
    Heal yourself and Heal Garnet so Attack and heal when neccessary
    
    Boss 2 : Prison Cage 
    
    Level : Zidane @ Lv.3 OR Steiner @ Lv.1
    
    Strategy : 
    
    Zidane : Steal the Leather Wrist and Attack and heal when neccessary.
    
    Steiner : Attack and Heal when neccessary.
    
    <Steiner>
    
    Boss 3 : Baku
    
    Level : Lv.3
    
    Strategy : Steal the Iron Sword if you're playing SCC Steiner and 
    Attack and heal when neccessary.
    
    *Steiner*
    *Vivi*
    
    Note : Before fighting the Plant Brain buy some Eyedrops and some Potions 
    from Cinna.
    
    If you're playing a Dagger SCC buy 99 POTIONS !!
    Boss 4 : Plant Brain
    
    Level : Lv5
    
    NOTE : When Blank comes in the middle of the battle kill him 
    unless this is a Stall Point.
    Strategy :
    
    Zidane :  Don't Steal anything just Attack and Heal If he uses 
    Pollen use an Eyedrop 
    
    Vivi : Focus a few times then use Fire and Heal when neccessary 
    (But Don't Use Eyedrops)
    
    Steiner : Attack and Heal If he uses Pollen use an Eyedrop
    
    *Dagger*
    
    NOTE ON DAGGER SCC : from now on until Black Waltz 2 you can play the SCC in
    two ways :
    A.Play the game normally (really it's a pain leveling up Dagger while she can
    only do 15 Damage per turn) I think this should be allowed at this time UNTIL
    After BW2 since BW3 will hit himself if Dagger's the only one alive and for
    Ralvurahva and Raluvmigo you can have Auto-Reflect and thus reflect their own
    spells on them ... and from Pinncale Rocks and afterwards you have access
    to Summons ...
    
    B.Play it the hard way level up Dagger against Goblins,Mus and Pythons although
    this could be hard and you'll consume lots of resources ...
    And it'll be VERY hard really ...
    
    Personally I prefer the first method ...
    
    5-Ice Cave :
    
    Pick up the Items in the Cave.
    
    Zidane : Just Attack the monsters here or Flee
    
    Vivi : Fire really is useful in this cave just use it on all monsters to finish
    battles in one turn
    
    Steiner : Broadsword w/Beast Killer is better than Iron Sword since all of the
    monsters here are beasts 
    
    Dagger : You should be playing the game normally (As if it wasn't an SCC because
    really at Disc I Dagger is very pathetic
    
    
    Sigh ... Another Stall Point ...
    
    <Steiner>
    <Vivi>
    <Dagger>
    
    Boss : Black Waltz 1 w/Sealion 
    
    Characters : Zidane @ Lv8 (Or 5 If you're playing other SCCs)
    
    Strategy : If you're playing Zidane SCC it's going to be easy 
    if you're playing other SCC this could be hard Steal the Mythril Dagger 
    if you're SCCing Zidane and Attack BW1 until he dies then Attack and Heal 
    while waiting for your Trance when you get it use Tidal Flame several times 
    to end the battle.
    
    *Steiner*
    *Vivi*
    *Dagger*
    
    6-Dali : 
    
    NOTE1 : Nothing Worth shopping except Feather Hats and 30+ Potions (Important
    in Vivi SCC)        
    NOTE3 : Pick up Stellazio : Aries
    NOTE3 : Pick up the Items in the basement
    
    
    Level : Zidane/Steiner/Vivi @ Lv 10 
            Dagger @ Lv 15 or Lv10
    
    Boss : Black Waltz 2 : 
    Attacks : Thunder - Fire - Blizzard : Lv 1 Elemental Spells
              Thundara - Fira - Blizzara : Lv2 Elemental Spells 
              (Counters with these if you use Vivi's Black Magic)
              Teleport : Physical Damage
              Hypnotize : Inflicts Sleep on Dagger (Yes her specifically) This 
              means GAME OVER read Dagger's Strategy for more information
    
    
    Zidane : Steal the Items he has and then Attack him with the Mythril Dagger
             And if you Trance use Tidal Flame (600+ Damage)
    
    Vivi : You'll have to use some strategy here since he counters your 
    Black Magic with his powerful Level 2 Spells so your best bet is to 
    Focus 10+ times so your black magic does high damage then alternate
    between casting Thunder (320 Damage after 10 Focuses) and using Potions to heal.
    Note that when you deplete half of his HP he'll cast Fira (140 Damage because
    Silk Shirt makes you weak against Fire) followed be another attack and 
    this's where you'll HAVE to be lucky so he uses Teleport and it misses or 
    doesn't kill you (For me he used Fira followed by Teleport and I had 1 HP 
    left !!) Also if you Trance do NOT use Dbl Blk and use Focus instead
    
    NOTE : The reason you use Thunder specifically is because he'll counter with
    Thundara which will be halved by Silk Shirt 
    
    Steiner : With Flying Killer + Iron Sword this fight shouldn't be too hard 
    just Attack (240 Damage) and heal when neccessary .
    
    Dagger : First remember that this Boss casts Hypnotize on Dagger if she's 
    the only one alive and This means instant Game Over so you can go ahead and 
    put another member alive and make sure that other member doesn't INPUT any 
    command including Defend and if the other Member's HP is Low have Dagger cast 
    Cure on him.
    You'll have to be Lv15 and have 3 Ethers just have Dagger cast 
    Shiva and then use an Ether after casting Shiva three times 
    this guy should die.
    
    OR Play this normally (Don't worry this's allowed because Dagger's very
    pathetic at this point) (By normally I mean w/All Characters)
    
    
    After this battle choose Return to the Inn and rest then restock on Potions
    and ride the Cargo Ship
    
    7- Cargo Ship :
    
    <Dagger>
    
    Level : Lv12
    
    Boss : Black Waltz 3
    
    Attacks : Fira - Blizzard - Thundara 
    
    Zidane : If you Stole from BW2 you don't need to Steal from this guy 
    unless you're sCCing Freya then Steal the Linen Curiass then just Attack 
    this guy (200 Damage) and Heal if needed and if you Trance use Tidal Flame 
    (590 Damage)
    
    Vivi : Use Dbl Blk to cast two Thunders (120 Damage each) in a single turn 
    and after your trance ends attack with Thunder and heal when neccessary 
    
    Steiner : Same strategy w/Previous Bosses.
    
    8-Lindblum :
    
    <Steiner>
    <Vivi>
    
    *Freya*
    Level : Lv 12
    
    Note : Collect the Items in the city and get some new Equipment such as 
    Glass Armlets-Steepled Hats and some Accessories from the Synth Shop 
    (get one of each equipable for the character you're SCCing)
    from the shops and the synth shop (BUY THE GLASS BUCKLE !!!)
    Also make sure you pickup the Bronze Vest (It's hidden besides the Resturant
    in the Industrial District)
    
    Festival of the Hunt : Let Freya win so you can get the Coral Ring .
    
    Zidane SCC : Don't do anything when the time finishes Freya should win and 
    you'll get the Coral Ring.
    
    Freya SCC : You'll first control Zidane wait until the time reaches under 
    4 Minutes head directly to the Foutain at the Business District you should 
    Fight Zaghnol kill Zidane and let Freya defeat it by using Jump (280 Damage)
    several times.
    
    Other SCCs : The same thing for Freya SCC but remember that you can 
    fight Zaghnol with both of your characters so Steal the Needle Fork 
    if you're playing Quina SCC and Attack him with both of your characters.
    
    9-World Map :
    
    *Vivi*
    *Quina*
    
    NOTE : If you're playing Quina SCC go to the Qu's Marsh to pick up Quina
    and catch some frogs
    
    Make sure you master "Bandit" for Zidane (Mythril Dagger)
    Head to Chocobo's Forest and dig up all the chocographs there 
    (You can dig 9 Chocographs)
    Then go to the World Map and dig up all the diggable items.
    
    Defeat Ironites to get Hi-Potion (Get 10+)
    
    LV3 Def-Less (Carve Spider)
    (Forest outside Lindblum HUNTER's Gate (the upper gate))
    Mighty Guard (Serpion)
    Mustard Bomb (Bomb) (Forest outside Lindblum HUNTER's Gate (the upper gate))
    Vanish (Vice)*
    
    The best way to learn Blue Magic is to kill off all the enemies but one, 
    then just start attacking it and hope you can get its HP below 25%. 
    And move Quina to to front or back row if necessary to reduce/increase 
    the damage s/he does.
    (Thanks to Ultima13 for this)
    
    *This one is hard because Vice escapes so the best way is to equip Quina w/FORK
    and in the back row and Attack ONCE then EAT but you'll have to be VERY LUCKY
    so it CAN take a while but in th end you'll do it !
    
    Head to Gizamaluke's Grotto (Try to be at Lv15 before entering the Grotto)
    
    If you're having trouble leveling up here go to Lindblum and exit through
    Hunter's Gate and fight in that area
    
    10-Gizamaluke's Grotto :
    
    NOTE : Collect the Items around (Magus Hat-Mythril Glove ...)
    
    Level : Lv16
    
    Zidane : Just attack with The Ogre to kill the monsters fast and equip Man Eater
    for the Black Mages and Beast Killer for the other monsters
    
    Vivi : Hornets have an ability called Buzz which causes Berserk to your 
    character so if this happens RUN !! otherwise just hit the monsters here 
    with your Black Magic
    
    Freya : Again , Jump ...
    
    Quina : Just hit the monsters here with your Needle Fork (24~600 Damage) 
    
    Boss : Gizamaluke 
    
    
    Attacks : Crash : Physical Attack
              Water : Water Elemental Attack
              Silent Voice : Casts Silence    
    
    NOTE1 : Using a Tent on Gizamaluke may inflict Silence/Darkness so do that
    
    NOTE2 : Equip Glass Armlet to halve the damage from "Water" spell.
    
    Zidane : Nothing worth Stealing so just Attack with The Ogre and 
    use Soul Blade to Inflict Darkness via The Ogre.
    
    Freya : Use Jump to deal high damage and heal with potions if neccessary.
    
    Vivi : Focus a few times the use Thunder.
    
    Quina : Just Attack with Needle Fork and heal but keep your HP above 200 because
    his Crash attack does 210 Damage
    
    11-World Map :
    
    Near Cleyra you can find a monster called Nymph .. Eat that monster to learn
    Night (Quina SCC)
    
    NOTE : If you're SCCing Vivi/Quina/Dagger/Eiko go to the west of Burmcia 
    and past Cleyra and you should arrive at a Beach call a Chocobo and dig 
    for "Healing Shore" your Chocobo will gain River ability now go back 
    through Gizamaluke's Grotto and dig for "Small Beach" and 
    "Bird's Eye Lagoon" and you'll get Oak Staff for Vivi and Magician's 
    Robe for Vivi-Quina-Dagger-Eiko respectively.
    
    Head to Burmecia
    
    12-Burmecia :
    
    NOTE : Collect the various Items (especially Mythril Spear,Thunder Staff
    and the Stellazio near the beginning of the area) 
    and fight the Black Mages.
    
    Level : Lv 20
    
    Zidane : Make sure you equip The Ogre + Man Eater to kill Type A quick and just
    Attack the other monsters normally.
    
    Vivi : BIO makes fun of ALL the monsters here (it can kill 2 Type A in ONE shot)
    and don't forget to pickup the Thunder Staff
    
    Freya : Jump !! and remember to pickup the Mythril Spear
    
    Quina : Slash the monsters with your Needle Fork
    
    Adjust your equipments and abilities before fighting Beatrix :
    
    Zidane : 
    The Ogre 
    Steepled Hat 
    Glass Armlet 
    Bronze Vest 
    CORAL RING
    Man Eater
    Bandit
    
    Vivi : 
    OAK STAFF 
    Steepled Hat 
    Glass Armlet
    MAGICIAN'S ROBE 
    CORAL RING
    Auto-Potion
    BACK ROW
    
    Freya : 
    Mythril Spear 
    Barbut 
    Mythril Gloves 
    Linen Curiass 
    CORAL RING
    Man Eater
    
    Quina : 
    Needle Fork 
    Steepled Hat 
    Glass Armlet 
    MAGICIAN'S ROBE
    CORAL RING and Equip "Auto-Potion"
    
    NOTE : If you're playing Steiner SCC then consider Stealing the Mythril Sword
    because it can help you ALOT on the coming fight altough Stealing it is VERY
    HARD .. (Equip Mythril Dagger + Bandit)
    
    Boss : Beatrix
    
    Zidane : Steal the Chain Plate if you want and then keep attacking and
    healing and remember that you can absorb Thunder Slash with Coral Ring.
    
    Vivi : Vivi is the easiest SCC in this fight with the Magician's Robe the
    Damage is lowered and he will use a Potion Automatically so just Focus 
    a few times then cast Bio and use a Potion if needed (Although I don't
    think you'll need it).
    
    Freya : Cast Reis's Wind and use Jump to deal heavy damage on Beatrix and use a 
    Potion if needed.
    
    Quina : With the Magician's Robe the Damage is lowered and s/he will 
    use a Potion Automatically when hit also let Quina cast Vanish to make the 
    fight alot easier after that just Attack and use a Potion wen you need it.
    
    If you find this fight hard level up a bit in Burmecia
    
    OR (Alternative Strategy)
    Keep your chareacter in the back row and keep using Potions until she quits.
    
    END OF DISC I
    
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    1-Summit Station :
    
    <Zidane>
    <Freya>
    <Vivi>
    <Quina>
    
    *Steiner*
    *Dagger*
    
    Level : Dagger @ Lv15 - Steiner @ Lv12
    Shopping Guide :
    
    Dagger : Air Racket - Mythril Rod - Glass Armlet - Magus Hat
    
    Steiner : Mythril Gloves - Barbut - Linen Curiass
    
    Buy some Potions as well and SAVE at Summit Station Cafe.
    
    Boss : Black Waltz 3 (HP : 1292)
    
    Attacks : Blizzard - Fire - Thunder
              Hit : Physical Attack
              Freeze : Causes Freeze status
    
    Equipment :
    
    Steiner : 
    Mythril Sword/Iron Sword 
    Barbut
    Mythril Gloves 
    Linen Curiass
    GLASS BUCKLE 
    MAN EATER 
    
    Put Steiner in the Front row.
    
    Dagger : It doesn't matter.
    
    Strategy : You'll HAVE to kill BW3 before he kills you since he can cast
    Freeze on your party member and if he uses a physical Attack after that
    then you're DEAD so :
    
    Steiner : Just Attack and Heal if needed and hope that he does NOT use Freeze
    and if he does use it Hope that it misses.
    
    Dagger : You can't lose this battle since BW3 will NOT attack Dagger so just 
    do whtever you want.
    
    2-World Map :
    
    Head to Quan's Dwelling and pick up the Stellazio there then head to Treno
    
    3-Treno :
    
    -Watch the ATE involving Dagger and the 4-Armed Man and go talk to him to 
    receive the Power Belt ...
    
    -Get Stellazio : Gemini and Stezllazio : Taurus here ...
    
    -Give Queen Stella your five Stellazio and get your prizes ...
    
    -BUY REFLECT RING FROM THE AUCTION !!
    
    -Buy Madain's Ring from the Auction ..
    
    -Weapon Shop battle :
    Griffon :
    
    Steiner : Attack with Blood Sword + Black Belt + MP Attack + Flying Killer
    
    -Shopping Guide :
    
    Steiner SCC : Mythril Sword (If you don't have it) - Chain Mail
    
    Dagger SCC : Bandana - Bone Wrist 
                 Cachushsa
    
    
    
    4-Gargan Roo :
    Adjust your equipment if you're playing Steiner or Dagger SCCs
    
    Steiner : 
    Blood Sword
    Barbut
    Mythril Gloves
    Linen Curiass
    Power Belt
    Bug Killer
    MP Attack 
    
    Dagger : 
    Mythril Rod
    Bandana
    Bone Wrist
    Magacian's Robe
    REFLECT RING
    AUTO-REFLECT 
    AUTO-POTION
    
    Boss : Ralvurahva
    NOTE : IF you're plaing Quina SCC let Marcus Steal the Mythril Fork ..
    Steiner : Attack with Blood Sword (650+ Damage) and you'll never die because
    you'll heal while attacking
    
    Dagger : Put her in the Back Row and wait and heal if really needed ..
    (With the Auto-Reflect this guy's Blizzara will be reflected at him ^__^)
    
    <Steiner>
    <Dagger>
    
    *Zidane*
    *Vivi*
    *Freya*
    *Quina*
    
    5-Head to Cleyra
    
    6-Cleyra's Trunk :
    Pickup the items around here .. 
    
    Blue Magic for Quina :
    Auto-Life : Carrion Worm
    White Wind : Zuu
    Matra Magic : Dragon Fly
    
    Master Sleep for Vivi (Fire Staff)
    
    7-Cleyra :
    
    Level : 24
    
    Shopping Guide :
    Partisan (Freya)
    Mythril Armlet (Quina - Freya - Zidane)
    Flame Staff - Ice Staff (Vivi)
    Thunder Gloves (Freya - Steiner)
    Mythril Helm (Freya - Steiner)
    Mythril Vest (Zidane)
    Mythril Armor (Steiner-Freya)
    Mage's Hat (Dagger-Vivi-Quina)
    
    Equip your characters before proceeding :
    
    Zidane :
    The Ogre
    Bandana
    Mythril Armlet
    Mythril Vest
    Power Belt
    MP Attack
    Bright Eyes
    
    Vivi : 
    Oak Staff
    Bandana / Mage's Hat
    Mythril Armlet
    Magician's Robe
    Reflect Ring
    Auto-Potion
    Auto-Reflect
    
    Freya :
    Partisan
    Mythril Helm
    Thunder Gloves
    Mythril Armor
    Power Belt
    MP Attack
    Bright Eyes
    
    Quina :
    Mythril Fork
    Bandana / Mage's Hat
    Mythril Armlet
    Magician's Robe
    Reflect Ring
    Auto-Potion
    Auto-Reflect
    
    Boss : Antlion 
    
    NOTE : Use Tent on Antlion to cause Silence/Darkness
    
    Zidane : Attack normally and heal with Hi-Potions (especially after sandstorm)
    
    Vivi : Cast Sleep on Antlion then beat him up with Bio
    
    Freya : Use Reis's Wind + Jump and heal if needed 
    
    Quina : This strategy requires a little luck after causing Silence/Darkness 
    using a Tent cast Auto-Life on Quina then let Quina kill herself and s/he'll
    be revived with 1 HP you'll have to be lucky to get an Attack that misses or
    Sandstrom then use Limit Glove to cause 9999 Damage ..
    
    For the battles against the Black Mages Auto-Reflect can protect you from 
    them ....
    
    Boss : Beatrix 
    
    NOTE : For Zidane/Freya/Quina Equip Power Belt instead of Reflect Ring
           For Vivi equip Coral Ring 
    
    Strategy : This's basically the same strategy for the previous Beatrix battle
    
    <Zidane>
    <Vivi>
    <Freya>
    <Quina>
    
    8-Alexandria Castle :
    
    *Steiner*
    Fight the Guards
    
    *Zidane*
    *Vivi*
    *Freya*
    
    Boss : Zorn & Thorn :
    
    Attack the one that recieved the energy and they'll never attack you
    
    NOTE : If you're playing Dagger SCC Steal Stardust Rod from Zorn ..
    
    NOTE : Equip FREYA with Insomaniac (If you're playing Freya SCC)
    
    Boss : Beatrix :
    
    Zidane : Steal Survival Vest and use the previous strategies for Beatrix
    
    Vivi/Freya : Use the previous strategies for Beatrix
    
    Steiner : Equip Ice Brand + Power Belt and equip MP Attack and Man Eater 
    and Attack normally (1600+ Damage) and use Hi-Potions if needed
    
    *Dagger*
    
    BATTLE 1 : Bandersnatch x 1
    Characters : Freya - Beatrix
    If you're playing a Freya SCC kill Beatrix and if you're playing other SCCs
    play using both ..
    
    BATTLE 2 : Type C x 3
    Characters : Zidane - Vivi - Steiner - Dagger
    Auto-Reflect is useful (especially in Dagger SCC's case)
    
    BATTLE 3 : Bandersnatch x 2
    Characters : Zidane - Vivi - Steiner - Dagger
    Coral Ring + Insomaniac (Zidane - Vivi - Steiner)
    Reflect Ring + Insomaniac (From Bandana) (Dagger)
    
    BATTLE 4 : Bandersnatch x 1
    Characters : Zidane - Vivi - Dagger
    Coral Ring + Insomaniac (Zidane - Vivi)
    Reflect Ring + Insomaniac (From Bandana) (Dagger)
    
    BATTLE 5 : Bandersnatch x 2 
    Characters : Freya - Beatrix
    If you're playing a Freya SCC kill Beatrix and if you're playing other SCCs
    play using both ..
    
    BATTLE 6 : Bandersnatch x 2 
    Characters : Steiner - Beatrix - Freya
    Kill off your party and leave your SCC character 
    
    <Steiner>
    <Freya>
    
    BOSS : Ralvuimago
    
    Zidane : Attack and heal if needed 
    
    Vivi : Use Bio and heal if needed
    
    Dagger : Use the same strategy for Ralvurahva
    
    9-Pinnacle Rocks :
    
    If you're playing Dagger SCC GET RAMUH !!!
    
    Collect the items around ...
    
    10-Lindblum :
    
    Shopping Guide :
    Exploda (Zidane)
    Multina Racket (Dagger)
    Barrette (Dagger)
    Magician Shoes 
    
    11-Qu's Marsh :
    
    *Quina*
    
    Catch some frogs if you're playing Quina SCC ..
    
    12-Fossil Roo : 
    Avoid the battle with the machine ...
    
    BOSS : Lani
    
    NOTE : Equip Auto-Reflect to avoid most of Lani's attacks and use a Tent to
    cause Darkness to make her even more pathetic ..
    
    Zidane : Steal the Gladius and attack with Exploda + MP Attack + Man Eater
    
    Vivi : BIO !!!
    
    Dagger : Cast Ramuh repeatedly and heal if needed
    
    Quina : Attack her with Mythril Fork ..
    
    Pickup the items in this area (Survival Vest - Fairy Earrings)
    
    Exit to the Outer Continent ..
    
    Head to Conde Petie 
    
    13-Conde Petie
    Go on with the story and exit Conde Petie and restock on items then head to
    Black Mage Village .. If you're playing a Quina SCC catch some frogs
    
    14-Black Mage Village :
    
    Shopping Guide :
    Magic Armlet (Vivi - Dagger - Quina - Eiko)
    Ritual Hat (Zidane - Vivi)
    Magician Cloak (Vivi-Dagger-Quina-Eiko (Not really important))
    Survival Vest (Vivi - Zidane if you don't have it)
    Hi-Potion (GET 99 OF THESE !!!)
    
    Synth : 
    Rune Tooth (Zidane)
    Barrete (Dagger - Eiko)
    Extension (Dagger-Eiko)
    
    Pickup the Stellazio here ...
    
    Follow  with the story and then leave the village and head to Conde Petie ...
    
    15-Conde Petie
    Follow with the story and then head to Conde Petie Mountain Path (REMOVE QUINA'S
    EQUIPMENTS BEFORE S/HE LEAVES !!)
    
    Also sell any Potions you have (Leave Hi-Potions in your inventory)
    
    Master Fenrir for Eiko
    
    <Quina>
    *Eiko*
    
    BOSS : Hiligigars
    
    Zidane : Equip Rune Tooth + Man Eater + MP Attack + Desert Boots + Auto-Potion
    and then use a Tent to Silence Hiligigars (So he won't cast  Curaga on himself) 
    then Attack and heal with Hi-Potions
    
    Vivi : Equip Magician Robe + Desert Boots + Auto-Potion and use a Tent 
    to Silence this boss then attack with Bio and heal with Hi-Potions when needed
    
    Dagger : Equip Magician Robe + Barrette + Auto-Potion + Chemist and cast Float 
    on yourself to avoid his Earth Shake attack then Silence him then start 
    attacking with Ramuh and don't worry about healing (Since whenever Hiligigars 
    attacks you you'll counter by healing 900 HP ^_^) and use Ethers if you need 
    them 
    
    Eiko : Equip Magician's Robe + Bone Wrist + Germinas Boots + Auto-Potion 
    and cast Float on yourself to avoid his Earth Shake attack then Silence him 
    then start attacking with Fenrir and use Hi-Potions/Ethers/Elixirs if needed
    
    Make sure you get the Moonstone here 
    
    16-Madain Sari :
    Pickup the Stellazio and go on with the story and head to the Iifa Tree ...
    
    17-Iifa Tree :
    Most of the monsters here are Undead so you can kill them in one hit using a 
    Phoenix Down ..
    
    Pickup the Brigandine (For Zidane - Amarant SCCs)
    
    BOSS : Soulcage
    
    (You can just use a Phoenix Down but if you're not cheap use the strategies)
    
    Zidane : Attack with Rune Tooth + Undead Killer + MP Attack + Auto-Potion and
    just Attack and use Hi-Potions if needed
    
    Vivi : Auto-Potion and Bio but NOT Fira
    
    Dagger : Summon Ramuh and heal if you need it ..
    
    Eiko : Cast Cura on the boss until it falls
    
    Return to Madain Sari ..
    
    18-Madain Sari :
    
    <Vivi>
    <Dagger>
    <Eiko>
    
    You'll fight Red Scarlet with Zidane ALONE so set him as following :
    
    Rune Tooth
    Ritual Hat
    Mythril Armlet
    Brigandine
    Power Belt
    MP Attack
    Auto-Potion
    Counter
    Man Eater
    
    BOSS : Red Scarlet 
    
    Zidane : Attack when he says "Here I go" otherwise wait and Steal the Poison 
    Claws (If you're going to play Amarant SCC) with the above setup you almost 
    Cannot die ...
    
    *Vivi*
    *Dagger*
    *Eiko*
    *Amarant* 
    
    So if you're doing an Amarant SCC you can FINALLY begin it here ..
    
    You'll be asked to choose a party choose a party that contains your SCC 
    character (or any party if you're playing at a stall point) and head to Iifa 
    tree
    
    19-Iifa tree :
    
    Zidane : Attack w/Rune Tooth + Undead Killer + MP Attack and equip Insomaniac
    to avoid Sleep
    
    Vivi : Bio on the monsters and equip Insomaniac to avoid Sleep caused by Mist
    
    Dagger : Insomaniac +Stardust Rod + Extension and use Ramuh repeatedly 
    (Luckily Dagger'll only fight in the first battle)
    
    Eiko : Equip Insomanic and cast Cura on the monsters to kill them fast 
    
    Amarant : Attack w/Poison Claws + Undead Killer + MP Attack and equip Insomaniac
    to avoid sleep
    
    End of Disc II
    
    <Dagger> (After the first battle)
    <Eiko>
    <Amarant>
    
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    1-Alexandria :
    You'll begin as Vivi (Go synth Angel Bless) then go to the Mini-Theater and 
    after controlling Eiko go to the place that contains Brahne's picture then 
    you'll control Zidane (With Vivi) ..
    
    Shopping Guide : 
    Ice Lance (Freya)
    Healing Rod (Dagger)
    Twist Headband (Zidane - Vivi - Dagger - Quina - Eiko - Amarant)
    Gold Helm (Steiner - Freya)
    Plate Mail (Steiner - Freya)
    Angel Bless (Zidane)
    Anklet (Amarant - Dagger - Eiko)
    Pearl Rogue (Dagger - Eiko - Freya) (Optional)
    
    Head to the castle and eventually you'll find yourself in Treno ..
    
    2-Treno : 
    
    <Vivi>
    
    Shopping Guide :
    Coral Sword (Steiner)
    
    Give the Queen all your Stellazio ..
    
    Make sure you win the card tournament
    
    3-Alexandria :
    
    When Beatrix asks you about how to send the Knights choose it like this :
    Blutzen and Kohel : Gather Info.
    Weimar and Hagen : Protect the people.
    Breireicht and Lando : Contact Lindblum for reinforcments.
    Dojebon and Mullenkedheim : Ready the cannons.
    
    If you did this right you should get Angel Earrings from Beatrix ..
    
    <Zidane>
    *Steiner*
    
    Equip Steiner (If you're playing Steiner SCC) as following :
    Coral Sword
    Gold Helm
    Thunder Gloves
    Plate Mail
    Power Belt
    MP Attack
    Man Eater
    Level up
    
    Steiner : With the above setup you can kill most Mistodons in one hit (Two at 
    most) and Level up gets you more EXP , thus fast leveling up ..
    
    <Steiner>
    *Zidane*
    
    When you control Zidane head to the roof and proceed with the storyline 
    until you return to Lindblum ...
    
    4-Lindblum :
    
    -Pickup the Stellazio in Lindblum ..
    
    -Shopping Guide : (If you run out of Gil do this after getting Blue Narciss)
    Mantra Band 
    Dark Hat
    Lamia's Flute (Eiko)
    Cypress Pile (Vivi)
    99 Hi-Potions
    
    -Get the Egoist Armlet at the guests' room in the castle
    
    -Get the 3 Potions and give them to Cid
    
    -Pickup the Chimera Armlet near the Harbor
    
    -Ride the Blue Narciss.
    
    *Vivi*
    *Steiner*
    *Dagger*
    *Freya*
    *Quina*
    *Eiko*
    *Amarant*
    
    5-Preperation for Olievert/Desert Place :
    
    Zidane : Try to learn all the abilities available at this point and get some 
    Chocographs (Optional) and learn Auto Reflect and all the status protections a
    nd you're all set! You can also level up Thievery, but it's not required.....
    
    Vivi : Learn all the abilities and get the Black Robe from the Chocobo 
    sidequest since it teaches you Flare!! 
    Learn Auto Reflect and status protections.
    
    Steiner : Make sure you have the Coral Sword. Also, buy a optimal set of 
    equipment. Learn as much abilities as you can and learn Auto Reflect and 
    status protections and you're all set.
    
    Dagger : Get the Light Robe and Whale Wisker from Chocographs. 
    Make sure you learn Curaga (Whale Wisker) and some other magics! 
    Learn status protections! 
    
    Freya : Make sure you have the Ice Lance. Equip Gold Helm and 
    Plate Mail + a Diamond Helm and learn status protections you're all set!
    
    Quina : Catch some frogs to level up Quina's Frog Drop and learn some 
    Blue Magic. Get the Black Robe from Chocographs and learn status protections.
    
    Eiko : GET THE WHITE ROBE! LEARN HOLY!! Learn status protections and 
    Auto Reflect.
    
    Amarant : Get an optimal set of equipment and learn status protections and 
    Auto Reflect
    
    6-Oilevert :
    
    Zidane-Steiner-Freya-Amarant : Send your character here. 
    Desert Palace is considered a stall point!!
    
    Vivi-Dagger-Quina-Eiko : Do NOT send your SCC to Oilevert. 
    It is considered a stall point!
    
    Inside Oelivert there's a Moogle Shop. Buy optimal equipment! 
    From now on, enemies can do some very serious status effects like Sleep,Stop 
    and Petrification so ALWAYS have Jelly,Locomotion and Insomaniac equipped. 
    Random battles here are not that hard. Before fighting the boss, 
    equip MP Attack,Flying Killer,Auto Potion and CLEAR HEADED!! Equip some Wind 
    protection!
    
    Boss : Ark 
    HP : 20,002
    
    Ark can use Propeller which Confuses your party. Equip Clear 
    Headed to avoid this.He can also use Whirlwind which deals WIND elemental 
    damage so equip something that halves WIND! PHOTON reduces your HP to 1 
    so use some Hi-Potions after it...
    
    
    Zidane : Easy, just attack. Heal if needed with some Hi-Potions!
    
    Steiner : Attack normally and heal if needed (Equip CHEMIST ability)
    
    Freya : JUMP!! Heal when needed...
    
    Amarant : Just attack it. Heal if needed!
    
    That was a LITTLE hard...
    
    7-Desert Palace :
    
    From now on, enemies can do some very serious status effects like Sleep,
    Stop and Petrification so ALWAYS have Jelly,Locomotion and Insomaniac 
    equipped.
    
    Proceed to the boss and pickup ALL of the treasures in the way!!!
    
    BOSS : Vaila Pira
    HP : 12,000
    
    Equip Auto Reflect before fighting this boss!
    
    Vivi : Cast Water on yourself to Reflect it!
    
    Dagger : Leviathan with Boost
    
    Quina : Attack normally
    
    Eiko : HOLY!
    
    BEFORE PROCEEDING, MAKE SURE YOU EQUIP EIKO WITH WHITE ROBE AND ANTIBODY! 
    ALSO, PUT HER IN THE BACK ROW! This's important because she'll leave and join 
    you in the next boss fight!
    
    End of Mini-Walkthrough (More on the next update)
    
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    VI. Special Thanks :
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    SquareEnix for making this game
    
    CJayC and Gamefaqs for this great site
    
    Rebirth Flame 2002 His Monster's Guide really helped me plan my strategies
    in this Challenge and that guide also gave me the HP of the bosses. 
    
    Ultima13 For his strategies for learning Blue Magic and for his support for
    me at the time I was writing this FAQ
    
    Theoden for pointing out that Black Waltz 3 will not attack Dagger.
    
    ME for writing this FAQ :p

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