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    Magic FAQ by ZyXx

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 01/01/70 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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                               SUIKODEN - Magic FAQ v1.1
    
                                By ZyXx (jockej@kuai.se)
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      Runes are Magic and can exist in these different forms:
    
      Crystal - Rune that can be attached by a Runemaster. (Can be removed)
      Rune - Rune already attached to a character. (Can't be removed)
      Def. Rune Fragment - Single use Rune that you can use once
      Off. Rune Fragment - Single use Rune that can be attached to your weapon
                           by a Blacksmith.
    
    
                                  --= SPELL RUNES =--
    
      These are runes that enables a character's ability to use Spells during
      battle. Each Rune enables 4 different spells. The higher Magic Points a
     character has, more and higher level spells are usable. Stay a night at a
                  Inn to recharge your spells as well as your HP.
    
    
      WIND RUNE - Wind Magic usable
      Crystal: Cave into "Castle of Toran" [Chest]
               "Neclord's Castle" [Demon Sorcerer]
               "Kobold Village" [Shop]
    
      WATER RUNE - Water Magic usable
      Crystal: "Sarady" [Shop]
               "Seika" [Shop]
    
      EARTH RUNE - Earth Magic useable
      Crystal: "Rikon" [Shop]
    
      FIRE RUNE - Fire Magic usable
      Crystal: "Magician's Island" [From Leknaat]
               "Kirov" [Shop]
    
      LIGHTNING RUNE - Lightning Magic usable
      Crystal: "Warrior's Village" [Shop]
    
      CURSED RUNE (Soul Eater) - Soul Eater Magic usable
      Rune: Hero (From Ted)
    
      RESURRECTION RUNE - Ressurection Magic usable
      Rune: Fukien ("Qlon")
    
     
                               --= HIGHER SPELL RUNES =--
    
         These are runes just like Spell Runes but has a fifth Magic Level.
    
    
      CYCLONE RUNE (Wind) -
      Crystal: "Seek Valley" [Chest]
    
      FLOWING RUNE (Water) -
      Crystal: "Qlon" [Chest]
               "Shasarazade" [Siren]
    
      MOTHER EARTH RUNE (Earth) -
      Crystal: "Moravia" [Chest]
    
      RAGE RUNE (Fire) -
      Crystal:
     
      THUNDER RUNE (Lightning) -
      Crystal: Around "Gregminster" (End) [Sigmurh?]
    
    
                                --= OFFENSIVE RUNES =--
    
                These are runes used in battle with unlimited charge
    
      BOAR RUNE - Boar Attack (2x Damage, Unbalanced)
      Rune: Pahn ("Gregminster")
      Crystal: "Dwarf Trail" [Death Boat]
                 "Village of the hidden Rune" [Chest]
    
      FALCON RUNE - Falcon Attack (2x Damage)
      Rune: Valeria ("Village of the Elves")
    
      CLONE RUNE - Clone Attack (2x Damage, Unbalanced)
      Crystal: "Mt.Tigerwolf" [Chest]
    
      SHRIKE RUNE - Shrike Attack (2x Damage)
      Rune: Kasumi ("Castle of Toran")
    
      HATE RUNE - Hate Attack
      Rune: Bell ("Kirov")
     
      DOUBLE STRIKE RUNE - Attack 2 monsters each attack
      Rune: Eikei ("Teien")
    
    
                                --= DEFENSIVE RUNES =--
    
              These are Runes that improves your Character's abilities
    
      PROSPERITY RUNE - Gain 2x gold after a battle
      Crystal: Around "Kalekka" [Siren]
    
      PHERO RUNE - A character of the opposite sex protects you from attacks
      Rune: Tai-Ho ("Castle of Toran")
      Crystal: Around "Seika" [Beast Commander]
    
      GALE RUNE - Doubles your speed
      Crystal: "Pannu Yakuta" [Chest]
    
      COUNTER RUNE - Counter blow percentage increase (2x)
      Crystal: "City of Great Forest" [Shop]
    
      KILLER RUNE - Critical blow percentage increase (2x)
      Crystal: "Dwarf Trail" [Chest]
               "Teien" [Shop]
    
      FORTUNE RUNE - Double experience
      Crystal: "Kirov" [Shop]
    
      CHAMPION RUNE - Monsters weaker than you don't attack
      Crystal: "Warrior's Village" [Shop]
               "Village of the hidden Rune" [Chest]
    
      TURTLE RUNE - Prevents status anomalities (Poison, Balloon etc.)
      Crystal: "Village of the dwarves" [Shop]
    
      SPARK RUNE - Change order of attack
      Crystal: "Scarletica" [Chest]
    
      SUNBEAM RUNE - Auto recover HP as you walk
      Crystal: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
    
      HAZY RUNE - Cut monster's successful attacking effectiveness in half
      Crystal: "Kobold Village" [Shop]
    
      TRICK RUNE -
      Crystal: "Dwarf Vault" [Blue Death Machine]
    
    
                                   --= MISC RUNES =--
    
                         These are Runes with misc effects
    
      HOLY RUNE - Dash possible (Hold () to Run)
      Crystal: Around "Gregminster" [Mosquito]
               Around "Seika" [Flying Squirrel]
    
      RUNE OF THE GATE -
      Rune: Wendy & Leknaat
    
      DRAGON RUNE -
      Rune: Joshua ("Dragon Knights Castle")
    
      SOUND RUNE - Give to Melodye
      Crystal: "Kalekka" [Chest]
    
      WINDOW RUNE - Give to Window
      Crystal: Caves around "Qlon" [Chest]
    
    
                            --= OFFENSIVE RUNE FRAGMENTS =--
    
         These are single use Runes that improves your weapons's abilities
    
      WIND RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Wind Attribute [ARM+3, DEF+3]
      Where: "Mt.Tigerwolf" [Chest]
    
      EARTH RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Earth Attribute
      Where: "Mt. Seifu" [Black Wild Boar]
             "Kalekka" [Chest]
             "Neclord's Castle" [Chest]
    
      WATER RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Water Attribute
      Where: "Mt. Tigerwolf" [Killer Slime]
             House in "Kouan" [Chest]
             "Great Forest" [Chest]
    
      FIRE RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Fire Attribute
      Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Chest]
       
      THUNDER RUNE PIECE - Enchant Weapon with Lightning Attribute
      Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
             "Pannu Yakuta" [Chest]
             "Shasarazade" [Chest]
    
    
                            --= DEFENSIVE RUNE FRAGMENTS =--
    
        These are single use Runes that improves your characters's abilities
    
      POWER RUNE PIECE - Power Up [ATK+1, PWR+1]
      Where: Cave into "Castle of Toran" [Chest]
     
      SKILL RUNE PIECE - Skill Up [SKL+1]
      Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
             "Qlon" [Chest]
    
      DEFENSE RUNE PIECE - Defence Up [ARM+1, DEF+1]
      Where: "Dwarves Vault" [Chest]
             "Mt. Tigerwolf" [Giant Snail]
             "Castle of Toran" [Giant Slug]
     
      MAGIC RUNE PIECE - Magic Up
      Where: "Scarletica" [Chest]
             "Neclord's Castle" [Chest]
    
      SPEED RUNE PIECE - Speed Up [SPD+1]
      Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Chest]
             Caves around "Qlon" [Red Elemental]
     
      FORTUNE RUNE PIECE - Luck Up [LUK+1]
      Where: Lepant's House in "Kouan" [Fortune Wheel]
             "Great Forest" [Chest]
             "Dwarf Trail" [Chest]
    
    
                                  --= RUNE SPELLS =--
    
       These are the spells you can use if you have the required Spell Runes
                    and needed Magic Points for the characters.
    
    
      +------------------------------[ WIND MAGIC ]------------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |              (Wind Rune - Lvl 1-4, Cyclone Rune - Lvl 2-5)               |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Wind of Sleep       | Cast "sleep" [All]                           |
      |  2  | The Shredding       | Inflict 400 Damage [One]                     |
      |  3  | Healing Wind *      | Full Healing [One]                           |
      |  4  | Storm               | Inflict 500 Damage [All]                     |
      |  5  | Shining Wind        | Inflict 500 Damage [All] + Full Healing [All]|
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +-----------------------------[ WATER MAGIC ]------------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |              (Water Rune - Lvl 1-4, Flowing Rune - Lvl 2-5)              |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Drops of Kindness * | Full Healing [One]                           |
      |  2  | Fog of Deception    | Decrease Enemy's Attack Power 20% [All]      |
      |  3  | Rain of Kindness *  | Healing 300 [All]                            |
      |  4  | Water of Kindness * | Full Healing [All]                           |
      |  5  | Mother Ocean *      | Full Healing [All] + ?                       |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +-----------------------------[ EARTH MAGIC ]------------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |           (Earth Rune - Lvl 1-4, Mother Earth Rune - Lvl 2-5)            |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Clay Guardian       | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [One]        |
      |  2  | Voice of Earth      | Inflict 300 Damage [All]                     |
      |  3  | Copper Flesh        | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [One]        |
      |  4  | Earthquake          | Inflict 700 Damage [All]                     |
      |  5  | Guardian of Earth   | Increase Your Defense Power ??% [All]        |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +------------------------------[ FIRE MAGIC ]------------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |                (Fire Rune - Lvl 1-4, Rage Rune - Lvl 2-5)                |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Flaming Arrows      | Inflict 100 Damage [One]                     |
      |  2  | Firestorm           | Inflict 150 Damage [All]                     |
      |  3  | Dancing Flames      | Inflict 400 Damage [All]                     |
      |  4  | Explosion           | Inflict 700 Damage [All]                     |
      |  5  | Final Flame         | Inflict 900 Damage [All]                     |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +---------------------------[ LIGHTNING MAGIC ]----------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |            (Lightning Rune - Lvl 1-4, Thunder Rune - Lvl 2-5)            |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Angry Blow          | Inflict 300 Damage [One]                     |
      |  2  | Rainstorm           | Inflict 200 Damage [All]                     |
      |  3  | Raging Blow         | Inflict 1200 Damage [One]                    |
      |  4  | Ball of Lightning   | Inflict 2000 Damage [One]                    |
      |  5  | Thunder God         | Inflict 1800 Damage [All]                    |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +---------------------------[ SOUL EATER MAGIC ]---------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |                          (Soul Eater - Lvl 1-4)                          |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | Lvl |        Spell        |                  Description                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Deadly Fingertips   | Kill Monster (No effect on Bosses) [One]     |
      |  2  | Black Shadow        | Inflict 300 Damage [All]                     |
      |  3  | Hell                | Kill Monster (No effect on Bosses) [All]     |
      |  4  | Judgement           | Inflict 1500 Damage [One]                    |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
      +--------------------------[ RESURRECTION MAGIC ]--------------------------+
      |                                                                          |
      |                       (Resurrection Rune - Lvl 1-4)                      |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      | LVL |        SPELL        |                  DESCRIPTION                 |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
      |  1  | Scolding            | Inflict 70 Damage [One]                      |
      |  2  | Yell *              | Neutralize Status [One]                      |
      |  3  | Scream *            | Healing 300 [All]                            |
      |  4  | Charm Arrow         | Inflict 500 Damage [All]                     |
      +-----+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
    
    
                                 --= RUNIC ATTACKS =--
    
        If two characters in your party have the required spell runes, they can
         combine some level 4 and 5 spells and do a Runic Attack. To do a Runic
            Attack have two charaters cast their 4:th listed spells for the
       required spell runes in the same round. You can combine both regular Spell
                              Runes and Higher Spell Runes
    
      +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
      |    COMBINATION    |                      DESCRIPTION                     |
      +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
      | Fire + Earth      | Inflict 2500 Damage [All]                            |
      | Earth + Wind      | Inflict 1000 Damage [All]                            |
      | Wind + Water      | Inflict 800 Damage [All] + Full Healing [All]        |
      | Water + Lightning | Inflict 4000 Damage [One] + Full Healing [All]       |
      | Lightning + Fire  | Inflict 3000 Damage [All]                            |
      +-------------------+------------------------------------------------------+
    
    
      ==============
      SUIKODEN SITES
      ==============
      * Lane's Suikoden Page - The BEST Suikoden Site on the Net.
          (http://users.southeast.net/~lane/suikoden/suikoden.html)
          Maintained by (lane@southeast.net)
      * Pijaibros' Suikoden Homepage - A good Suikoden Site.
          (http://959.com/dc/dckids/pijai/suikoden/suikoden.htm)
          Maintained by Pijaibros (pijaibro@hotmail.com)
      * The Unofficial Suikoden Homepage - Another good Suikoden Site.
          (http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arcade/7343)
    
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      CREDITS
      =======
      * Lane (lane@southeast.net) for his exellent Suikoden Site where I got some
        valuable information from.
      * Iwata Shoji (siwata@sfsu.edu) for some valuable info from his Suikoden
        Tips & Tricks Post.
    
    
      If you have any additions, corrections or anything else, e-mail me!!!
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      E-Mail: jockej@kuai.se
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