Tier Flow Guide by JusticeZero

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 10/28/07 | Printable Version

SaGa Frontier Tier Flow Guide
By JusticeZero

This is a pretty quick little guide that is intended to help you get the most
out of each battle rank as you go through the game.  For those who aren't very
familiar with how SaGa Frontier's tier system works, here's a little
explanation: enemies in SaGa Frontier increase in difficulty not by how far in
the storyline you are, but by how many battles you have fought.  It's still
sort of a mystery how this works exactly, but it seems to be a set number.  So
there's only so much time to make use of each tier.  This flow list is designed
to help you do that by taking the enemies with the highest chance of yielding
an item or skill and directing you to get it from that enemy.  In that way, you
have split up the amount you have to do in one tier and you save yourself the
time of going for a rarity 4 item (rarity 4 is an enemy's rarest item / skill)
when it's rarity 1 with another enemy (rarity 1 is that StunNeedle you always
see the KillerBee drop).

Class Flow

Artifact (these can be found in Mu's Tomb small treasure chest if nowhere else)
Male Mystic
Female Mystic

Each tier will be lined up like this.  You'll have it memorized in no time, and
it's pretty obvious what class each enemy belongs too anyway.

How this works: I am going to list skills and items.  If you have 5 monsters on
your team (*coughRikicough*), there's no way you're going to get the full
benefit from this anyway.  I have managed to follow this guide with Slime and
Suzaku on Blue's file, though.  Basically, you want to absorb as many skills
with your monsters and not spend forever on it.  If you try to get Supersonic
from a Hedgehog, you're wasting your time.  I'm going to list the easiest place
to get it, but if you have 5 monsters, don't expect them all to get every skill
in here before time "runs out" (and by time running out, I mean before it's
going to become a grind to get the skills you want).

Also, it has come to my attention that you cannot miss any skills with your
monsters; some will be ungodly hard to get at the end of the game, but if you
can't make full use of this tier flow, you can always go back and get what you
missed later.  If you see an item name, you'll want to get the item from that
enemy, assuming you want that item.  I've listed all the items you need to get
from drops, so if you're going for every item, I find it easiest to get the
item there; if you don't want an item or a skill, skip it, of course, but
skipping skills will cheat your monster out of Max HP.  Just make sure not to
waste time absorbing skills that your monster has pre-absorbed; that
information can all be found in Oulak's Monster FAQ, found at GameFAQs.

Lastly, check the bottom of the guide; it has a miscellaneous section.  If
you're actually using this as a guide, not just a reference to what tier and
class an enemy is, and you want to get the most out of it, take heed to the
miscellaneous section early on.  It has enemies that can only be fought in low
tiers.  Since I don't know exactly what tiers and classes each enemy in that
list appears with yet, I don't have that information in there; maybe, with
time, I will figure all that out and add it to this guide.  For right now, I
highly suggest going to the sewers near Dr. Nusakan's office in Koorong and
fighting a D-Tractor (it appears with rank one humans).  It is the only enemy
in the game that drops the Bumper.  Of course, if you don't care about having
every item, then just forget it.  It's worthless as far as an equip goes.

Tier 1

Rocky               Da-dum, Psychout
Cactus              Needles
Pickbird            Beak
Xeno                Fang
Skeleton            Deathsynthesis
Wonderdog           Claw
Sprite              Thrust

Tier 2

Hedgehog            Tail
Sporepile           Spore
Gunfish             WaterCannon
Armorpilla          SpiderNet
Rabbat              Bloodsucker, LifeCandy
Slime               Solvent
Ghost               GhostTouch
MecDobby            Evasion Rocket, MaxwellProgram

Tier 3

Mandrake            SleepGas
Platoonpus          Egg Hat
KillerBee           StunNeedle
DragonPup           Horn
WhipJelly           Coils, Sweep, Tackle
LivingGlove         Beat
Zombie              Chop
WaspMec             HypnoFlash

Tier 4

Aperider            Hypnotism
FrillNeck           Kick
Scorpion            PoisonNeedle, SadSong, Scissors
Harpy               Blade
IceCrystal          StunTouch, SleetCoin
LivingArmor         Dash, PoisonGun, LivingArmor
Ghostrider          Siren, DarkRobe
Banshee             CounterFear, Scream

Tier 5

Nightshade          StunGaze
Gaeatoad            AcidBreath, Grasp, BehemothRifle
Battlefly           PainPowder, Pheromone
Axebeak             FeatherCharm
Unknown             Flash
LivingSword         BladeNet, Glirandly
DeadKnight          GroundHit, FiendRod
Mellow              Assist, SplashSword

Tier 6

Manticore           StinkGas
Treant              Photosynthesis, ShadeRobe
Slugger             QuickSand
Wyvern              WindShell
LiquidMetal         IceSmash, SH-Anklet
LivingMusket        SeedVulcan, LivingRifle
Ankheg              DaggerJaw, HPDrain
Gunbird             KillerRifle
Gremlin             GremlinTouch, SilverSpread
SpearValkyrie       BattleSong, Silf, HarmoniumBangle
Hermes              Evasion Bullet

Tier 7

Unicorn             LifeRain, MagicHeal, Magihat, UnicornTear
Sunflower           GlowRobe
Genbu               FangCrush, Tornado, GenbuShield, SeaStone
SickleBug           GaleAttack, Oscillation
Cockatrice          Petrify
Airfolk             Wing
LivingMirror        DeathGaze, PsyReflector
Lich                DeadlyMoss, DeathTouch
Ladyblade           Obsidian
FatDevil            PoisonGas, TwiggyRod
Succubus            FireKiss, Lullaby
MecDobby100         DOBBY Bazooka

Tier 8

Butch               Heal, MadAttack*, Spoil, Stinger
Shrieker            TripGas
Basilisk            StoneGaze, CelestialLeather
Iceworm             MightyCyclone, GolemSuit
Sphinx              SacredSong, SphinxRiddle, Windblast
Gelatin             BoltBarrier, BoltBreath, Ectoplasnet, BoltCrystal
Mimic               FireBreath, TitasWave, SilverMoon
Skullasaurus        BoneBreast, EMES Tag
WereRhino           PowerBeat, Quake, Rock, SH-Armlet
Lamia               Seduction, TailHit, MoonlightRobe
Skylab              Evasion Laser, MecSonata, SelfRepair

*I only suggest absorbing MadAttack from Butch if you are on T260G's file,
because T2 can't get into TimeLord's Region (as far as I know he can't).
Everybody else would have more luck absorbing this from a Minotaur, who yields
it 100%.  Not like rarity 2 is horribly hard to absorb, but 100% is better.

Tier 9

Chimera             GasFlame, Trample
CrystalTree         MagneticStorm
Kraken              Feeler, Maelstrom
Zeroworm            Tremor
Suzaku              FireBarrier, HeatWave, FireLeather
Snowfolk            ArcticBreath, IceBarrier
RockScout           BrainCrush
Dullahan            CharmGaze, Stampede, DurahanShield, PlutoArmor
R&R                 LogicBomb, SuperMissile


Ironhopper          Jammer
MecGod              TigerProgram
Thundragon          BoltBlast, DragonSword
Platyhooks          BoomerangHook
DevilSquid          Ink, Thunderbolt, OgreGlove
Flamefolk           HeatSmash, Ignis, PowerBelt
Waterfolk           BlueElf
Sonicbat            GliderSpike, PoisonGrip, Supersonic
Straysheep          BeastLeather, Catsocks
Rockbaboon          DoubleAxe
FireCrystal         SolGrail
RedDragon           FlameBlast
BlackDragon         GriffithScratch, StoneGas, Protector
Abyssbat            LightRifle
Minotaur            MadAttack
Darkfairy           LightBall, PoisonMist
D-Tractor           Bumper
EarthDragon*        HyperionBazooka OR SprigganSuit
Wormbrood           Beetlejuice, ElfShot
T-Walker            Magnify, FlashBomb

With the EarthDragon, pick your favorite, you only get to fight him once.  I
recommend the SprigganSuit though.  On T260G's file, you can get a
HyperionBazooka in one of his dungeons, so I would definitely pick the
SprigganSuit there.

Well, it looks to be the end here.....  Again, thanks to GameFAQs and the guys
on its SaGa Frontier message board.

And also, don't plagiarize this.  Please.  Just don't.  It's not even 10 KB.

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