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    Powerful Weapons Guide by MFetus

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    Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 20:49:13 -0700
    
    Star Ocean most powerful and useful weapons
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    Made By: Monkey Fetus
    E-mail: rcoeh@vgh.net
    Page: none at the moment, but I'll take this time to plug Exdeath's site, 
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    STAR OCEAN: THE SECOND STORY 
                       MOST POWERFUL AND USEFUL WEAPONS 
    Hi, my name is Monkey Fetus, and I am currently a student at my local high 
    school.
    This is my first FAQ, and it's based on a game I've playing for about the last 
    month, trying to discover everything that this amazing RPG experience had to 
    offer. Like I said, this is the first FAQ I've ever written, so if you have ant 
    comments on the content, or you would like to use it in any way, contact me 
    (located in the contact section).
    
    This FAQ is basically constructed like this: 
    Character's name:
    Best Weapon: 
    Method of attaining weapon:
    Weapon stas:  
    
    Contents:
    I: contact me 
    II:  why this type of FAQ? 
    III: note to readers 
    IV: Claude C. Kenni 
    V: Rena Lanford 
    VI: Celine Jules 
    VII: Ashton Anchors 
    VIII: Precis F. Neuman 
    IX: Opera Vectra 
    X: Bowman Jean 
    XI: Ernest Raviede
    XII: Leon D. S. Geeste
    XIII: Dias Flac 
    XIV: Noel Chandler 
    XV: Chisato Madison 
    XVI: Thanks
    XVII: Copyright stuff 
    
    I: The best way to contact me is by e-mail. My e-mail address is rcoeh@vgh.net. 
    Also, you can contact me by ICQ. My ICQ number is 43948616. You can also contact 
    
    me by AIM/AOL instant messenger. My screen name is RCoEH. If you have comments, 
    questions or you'd like my help, or you think I could use your help, go ahead 
    and contact me. 
    
    II: Why this kind of FAQ? I basically wanted to do a FAQ based on the weapons of 
    
    star ocean because, well, no else, had. It seemed logical enough. And the weapon 
    
    systems of Star Ocean are pretty complicated. And I always wanted to write a 
    FAQ, and now seemed like the right time, since no else had.
    
    III: This is a VERY important note to all the people reading this. This FAQ is 
    in no way finished, because frankly, your opinions could differ greatly from 
    mine. If they do, and you feel that I am way out of line, feel free to send me 
    an email and a kick to the mouth, and I'd be happy to mention you in my next 
    update and include whatever information you provided for me. If you have any 
    information regarding the weapon info I have here, feel free to drop me a line  
    (in the "contact me" section). Also notice that some of these weapons can only 
    be obtained in the Trial Cavern, the game's bonus dungeon, and as a rule of 
    thumb, you need to have the specialty customize before reading the bulk of this 
    guide. In order to get the specialty customize, you need to learn the skills 
    craft, metal casting, and functionality. Functionality is part of the skill set 
    sensibility 3 and can be bought in the Lacour guild, and in the guild in the 
    town of Armlock. Metal casting is part of the skill set technique 3, which can 
    be bought in Linga and North City. And craft is part of the skill set technique 
    2, which can be bought in both Hilton and North City. If you tried hard enough 
    and got alchemy high enough (to create Mithril), and had the sharp edge, you 
    could make on of Claude's most powerful weapons pretty early in the game. You'd 
    then be able to breeze through the game until you got to the Trial Cavern. Also, 
    
    as a rule of thumb, having the super specialty, Orchestra will help A LOT. In 
    order to get Orchestra, you need the specialties Art and Music. 
    
    IV: Claude C. Kenni 
         His best weapon: This is actually under debate. While most people say that 
    it's the Eternal Sphere, some people would say otherwise. I, personally, think 
    that his best weapon is the Levantine Sword. While the eternal sphere causes 
    multiple hits, the Levantine sword is an ungodly powerful weapon, causing about 
    9999 points of damage with every hit if you have the Atlus Ring on! That amount 
    even holds true with his best killer attack, the mirror slice! Also, once you 
    get the angel armband, it causes stars to spray out of sword holder's (like 
    Ashton, Claude, Dias) weapons… completely defeating the purpose of using the 
    eternal sphere. Even though it's great for characters that don't have weapons 
    that spray stars.
         Way of Attaining: The only place to get the Levantine sword is in the trial 
    
    cavern, after you beat the boss of level 9, the Wise Sorcerer. You also get one 
    by beating the sadistic witch (and hardest boss I've ever faced), the 
    Iscera-Queen. Or you can just use the eternal sphere. You get the eternal sphere 
    
    by using the specialty "customize". Then use the weapon you got from Gamgee 
    after the tournament of arms, the sharp edge, and combine it with Mithril with 
    the customize ability. You will then get the minus sword. Using customize, 
    combine the minus sword with another piece of Mithril. It helps to have the 
    orchestra super specialty. 
         Stats:  Levantine Sword       Atk: 3000(!)                   Guts:50        
    
        Luc.:0 
    
                                                      Hit:50                         
    
         Stm.:50            Crt: 35
    
                                                      Mag.: 0                        
    
       Special powers: strength increases as HP decreases
    
                                                     Strong: none; Weak: none        
    
     
    
                       Eternal Sphere      Atk:1600                        Guts:40   
    
              Luc:0   
             
                                                    Hit:70                           
    
       Stm:0                Crt:25
    
                                                    Mag:0                            
    
      Special powers: stars spray out causing extra hits
    
                                                    Strong: Light, Vacuum, Dark; 
    Weak: none
    
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    V: Rena Lanford                   
        Best weapon: Since Rena isn't really a fighter, a weapon that raises her 
    defense is probably the best way to go. That's why I recommend using the fallen 
    hope. Sure, you'll get more powerful weapons for her, but this is the best one 
    to use, mainly because it has a high defense rating and it halves her MP 
    consumption. 
        Way of Attaining: You automatically get this during an event in Fun City, 
    when Mirage gives you this weapon before the fight with 3 of the Ten Wise Men. 
    You also get Claudes weapon, the sacred tear. 
         Stats: Fallen Hope:      Atk:1000          Hit:50                  Mag:300  
    
      
    
                                              Guts:0               Stm:0             
    
           Luc:0  
    
                                              Crt:20                                 
    
          Special powers: ½ MP consumption
                                              
                                              Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    VI: Celine Jules 
         Best weapon: The best weapon that Celine can equip is the Million staff. In 
    
    fact, you get a couple of them (on a side note: I never really played with 
    Celine that much because I really don't like attack magicians. But, when I got 
    her million staff and the magic spell meteor swarm, she did about 9999 damage 
    with the spell! All this and at only level 35! Hee hee! ^_^). One of the best 
    things about this weapon is its incredibly high magic stats. 800!! It also 
    converts 1/5 of the damage received into MP. 
          Way of Attaining: the only place to get the million staff is in the trial 
    cavern, on level 7, 8, and 10.
    
          Stats: Atk:300              Hit.80             Mag:800               
    Guts:0               Stm:30
                                               
                                               Luc:30           Crt:40               
    
         Special powers: converts 1/5 of the damage 
                                                                                     
    
                                             Received into MP
    
                                                Strong: none; Weak: none 
    
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    VII: Ashton Anchors
           Best weapon: the best weapon that Ashton can equip is the Melufa sword. 
    It also has good darkness protection. It's weak to water, making it easy for 
    Indalecio (or any attack mage that casts Noah, for that matter) to kill you if 
    he casts Noah. Also, if you'll note the Luc rating on the Melufa… at least it 
    balances out his bad luck.
           Way of Attaining: The way to get the Melufa is trough the customize 
    specialty. First, you must have the Scyther, which you can get from the weapon 
    shop in Central City. Then combine that with a piece of Damascus, to get the 
    Melufa. 
           Stats.:                      Atk:1320                      Hit:80         
    
              Mag:0                   Guts:0
                     
                                          Stm:0                           Luc:100    
    
                 Crt:40                   Special powers: none 
    
                                           Strong to: Light, dark; Weak to: water
    
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     VIII: Precis F. Neuman 
           Best weapon: this HAS to be my favorite sounding weapon. The "Super 
    Delicious Ultra Great Atomic". ^_^ With a name like that, you'd expect something 
    
    REALLY special, right? . All it is is just a really powerful punching hand. 
    Nothing really special about it except the name… and that's a damn cool name 
    ^_^.
           Way of Attaining: the only way to get the SDUGA is by using the specialty 
    
    customize. First you must have the SD punch. In order to get the SD punch, 
    combine the thunder punch with a rainbow diamond. After you have the SD punch, 
    combine it with a Damascus and you'll get the UGA punch (the ultra great punch 
    ^_^). Then combine the UGA punch with a meteorite and you'll get the SDUGA. 
              Stats:                 Atk:1600                Hit:0                 
    Mag:0              Guts:65
     
                                        Stm:0                      Luc:0             
    
       Crt:30              Special powers: none
    
                                        Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    IX: Opera Vectra 
        Best weapon: Opera's best weapon is the Psycho Box. 
       Way of Attaining: The only place you can get the psycho box is in Fun City as 
    
    the prize for winning the duel battle in A rank. You can only win it if you are 
    playing as Opera and beat A rank. There's nothing really special about it, it 
    just has the best attack power. Have you noticed how all of Opera's weapons are 
    pretty weak? Is it just me, or is she just a weak character… I think I've been 
    playing way too much as Claude. ^_^
        Stats:                         Atk:1050             Hit:0            Mag:0   
    
                 Guts:0
    
                                         Stm:0                  Luc:0            
    Crt:0                  Special powers: none
    
                                         Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    X: Bowman Jean 
       Best weapon: The Flare Burst 
       Way of Attaining: The only place to get the flare burst is in Fun City for 
    winning A rank duel battle. The same for Opera holds true here, too: You can 
    only get the flare burst if you beat A rank as Bowman. I don't see why you would 
    
    want Bowman's best weapon anyway… he's a horrible character, with terrible 
    range. It was a living hell playing as him to get this information. You might as 
    
    well just get Precis instead.
        Stats:                          Atk:1300              Hit:0          Mag:0   
    
                 Guts:0 
    
                                           Stm:0                   Luc:0          
    Crt:0                  Special powers: Fire-based attack
    
                                           Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XI: Ernest Raviede
        Best weapon: Cat 'O Nine Tails
        Way of Attaining: Once again, the only place to get his best weapon is at 
    Fun City as a prize for winning A rank duel battle. You can only get it if you 
    beat it as Ernest. Also, since this thing is split, (hence the name "nine 
    tails") it attacks multiple times when cracked, making it a good for people who 
    like combo demons like Claude, Ashton, and Chisato (like me! ^_^)
        Stats:                          Atk:1280              Hit:0           Mag:0  
    
                    Guts:0 
    
                                           Stm:0                   Luc:0          
    Crt:0                     Special powers: multi-hit attack
    
                                           Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XII: Leon D. S. Geeste
           Best weapon: Leon's best weapon is the Book of Chaos (or Ancient Wisdom, 
    depending on how you look at things)
           Way of Attaining: The only way to get the Book of Chaos is through the 
    customize specialty. You first combine the book of darkness with a Damascus. In 
    order to get the book of darkness, combine any strong weapon with a Damascus. 
    Then again, the ancient wisdom is a powerful weapon, too. Not only does it cut 
    your MP consumption by ½, it also restores Leon's MP a little every 10 seconds, 
    or so. Its magic power is only lower by about 20, so I'd go with the ancient 
    wisdom. You get the ancient wisdom by combining the book of chaos with a 
    Damascus. Also, the Ancient Wisdom doesn't have any weaknesses… then again, it 
    doesn't have any strengths, either. It's your call as to which you want to use… 
    but I'd choose the Ancient Wisdom.
    Stats:        (Book of Chaos)    Atk:950           Hit:80          Mag:400       
    
        Guts:0
    
                                                   Stm:0               Luc:0         
    
      Crt:0     Special powers: Void and
                                                                                     
    
                             Darkness based attacks.
    
                                                    Strong: Dark, Void; Weak: Light
    
    
    Stats:      (Ancient Wisdom)   Atk:800         Hit:50           Mag:380          
    
     Guts:0
    
                                                   Stm:0             Luc:20          
    
    Crt:0      Special powers: MP consumption 1/2
                                                                                     
    
                            Restores MP every 10 seconds in battle
    
                                                   Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XIII: Dias Flac 
           Best weapon: Dias's best weapon is the Cromlea Sword
           Way of Attaining: Once again, (are you starting to see a pattern?) the 
    only way to get the Cromlea Sword is in Fun City for winning A rank duel battle. 
    
    Also, outside of Fun City, his best weapon you get from the trial cavern is the 
    Levantine Sword. If you want the stats for the Levantine Sword, look at Claude's 
    
    information… I'm not gonna type it twice. 
          Stats:                  Atk:1399              Hit:0              Mag:0     
    
             Guts:0
    
                                    Stm:0                    Luc:0             Crt:0 
    
                   Special powers: none
    
                                    Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XIV: Noel Chandler
           Best weapon: Noel's best weapon is the Death Fangs 
           Way of Attaining: jeez, I'm kinda getting tired of typing A rank and Fun 
    City. I'm starting to think it's not healthy for me. If that's not a good enough 
    
    hint for ya, how about this: Noel, A rank, Duel Battle, one-on-one fight, Fun 
    City, Battle Arena, it's on Energy Nede. Get it? 
           Stats:                  Atk:1,350              Hit:50          Mag:0      
    
           Guts:10
    
                                      Stm:0                    Luc:0           
    Crt:15              Special powers: none 
    
                                      Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XV: Chisato Madison
            Best weapon: Chiasato's best weapon is the Weird Slayer, mainly because 
    it's the strongest weapon that she can equip and, unlike her second best weapon, 
    
    the Psychic Gun, it doesn't cost MP with every use. Imagine this: Chisato's best 
    
    killer move is her tear gas… it hits about 15-20 times. Now imagine that with 
    every hit from the tear gas that your enemy gets, it charges her 2 MP… not 
    pretty. You're looking at using nearly 40MP plus the normal amount it takes to 
    cast Tear Gas… that's almost 70MP… ouch, right? Well, the Weird Slayer is a 
    stronger weapon than the Psychic Gun, AND doesn't take up nearly as much MP. In 
    fact, it helps conserve your HP by making it so that whenever you hit your 
    enemy, half of the damage you did to them is brought back to Chisato. I love 
    Chisato. ^_^
          Way of Attaining: The only place to get the weird slayer is in the trial 
    cavern on level 5, and 7. 
          Stats:             Atk:1000                Hit:40            Mag:0         
    
      Guts:10
    
                                Stm:10                   Luc:0             Crt:0     
    
            Special powers: instantly kills weird 
                                                                                     
    
                         Enemies, ½ damage converted to MP
    
                                Strong: none; Weak: none
    
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    XVI: Thanks
    First, I'd like to thank all the people at Exdeath's message board. Here are the 
    
    names of all the people that helped me out when I needed it. Thanks to Id, 
    Keith, Exdeath, inventor_7, and Erasmuss for everything. I can't remember what 
    these guys specifically helped me with, but thanks a lot anyway! All the other 
    people on the board, thanks for asking questions I felt too stupid to ask! ^_^ I 
    
    would specifically like to thank Exdeath for writing all those massive FAQ's on 
    both scenarios of Star Ocean. Thanks a lot! I'd also like to thank Ian Kelley 
    for answering all my insipid questions and answering all of my e-mails and also 
    writing massive FAQ's on Star Ocean. Also, while this is completely off the 
    subject, I'd like to thank all of my favorite bands like TOOL, Type O Negative, 
    White Zombie, and so many others just for giving me something to listen to while 
    
    writing this so I wouldn't go insane. I'd also like to thank my good friend 
    Brittany for keeping things in perspective and helping me through the whole 
    'writing process'. Thanks Brit! I'd like to thank all the random people I met in 
    
    chat rooms (I can't remember their names now…) for providing vital info. I'd 
    like to thank both Elizabeth M. Hollinger and James M. Ratkos for writing the 
    excellent strategy guide of Star Ocean for Prima game guides… without all of 
    these fine peoples help, I wouldn't have survived for a second! Thank you all so 
    
    much! I'd also like to thank both Tri-Ace and Enix for developing and producing, 
    
    respectively, such an amazing RPG experience. And, I' like to thank that guy at 
    EB (his name escapes me now) who told me to buy Star Ocean instead of Lunar: 
    SSS. I own both now, but if I hadn't gotten Star Ocean first, this FAQ would 
    never have come to pass. Thanks a lot… guy. 
    
    
    XVII: This FAQ is completely copyrighted to Monkey Fetus and may not be used in 
    any way without the authors consent and knowledge of the copyrighted material. 
    If you wish to use this FAQ in any way, contact me, and keep the copyright in 
    place, and give me credit where credit is due. 
    
    

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