Tales of Destiny
Tower of Druaga FAQ
Version 1.0 7/14/01 - Initial release
- Started on the floors that I know are accurate but a few incomplete floors
- Began enemy list.
Version 1.5 7/28/01
- Sorry for a lack of updates, I was away on vacation the day after I wrote
my FAQ ^_^
- Fixed some typos.
- Added a little more information on rod locations.
- Added one more preparation to the list.
- Completed some floors.
- Added Credits section.
Version 2.0 8/11/01
- Completed more floors.
- Fixed a few grammar mistakes.
- Fixed even more errors.
Version 2.5 8/15/01
- Fixed more rampaging typos and grammatical errors.
- Added Items Section.
- Completed more floors.
- Added Table of Contents for easy navigation. ^_^
Version 2.75 8/17/01
- Fixed more dangerous typos and grammatical errors. (Man do I suck at this
Version 3.0 1/5/02
- Fixed more deadly mistakes and typos. (Can't get enough of these in my
works ^_^ )
- BC Rod is finally found thanks to the help of ClesStahnRiDio and the
confirmation by KatanaSoul.
- Floor 58-60 Completed.
Version 3.25 1/6/02
- Fixed version number and date. (D'oh!)
Table of Contents
2. Information about the tower
3. How/Where to get into the tower
5. Tower of Druaga Walkthrough
6. Enemy List
7. Items Section
8. A way you can help
Welcome to my Tales of Destiny Tower of Druaga FAQ. I've decided to write
this FAQ because other Walkthrough/FAQs did not cover as much information on
the tower. Sometimes I would follow exactly what they write and I can never
get the item because of a mistake or two. So I've decided on a boring
Saturday to create an accurate FAQ on how to obtain the many items in the
tower. And besides who wants to read inaccurate FAQs anyway? And also this
FAQ can be the first one to be exclusively for the tower itself. Well anyways
onto the FAQ!
Information about the tower:
The tower of Druaga, in my opinion, is a 60-floor tower of doom! Why you say?
Well it's home to some of the cheapest enemies in the game. The rewards for
going through it is it's nice and powerful goodies but to obtain them is
easier said than done. Each level is the same but has a different layout.
Each floor has a treasure and to obtain it you must solve a puzzle associated
with each floor that was the same from Namco's original game, Tower of
Druaga. It may be simple or it may be very complex but the goodies are well
worth it. To reach the next floor you must obtain the key of the level and go
straight through the door. Easy, right? It would be if there weren't any
enemies around to make your life miserable.
How/Where to get into the tower:
To get into the tower you must first find three rods: The RC, GC, BC rods.
The RC rod is inside the Swordian Lab. The lab is located northeast of
Armeida. The chest with the rod is near where the tombstone Stahn obtains
another Ougi is.
The GC rod is in Cloudius. It is located in one the teleporters in the
left side of floor 4. Once you get inside Cloudius you MUST obtain the rod
before it is too late because later in the game you won't have a chance to go
The BC rod is in Walt's house in Harmetz. The BC rod is called 'Old
Cane' but you need to use a rune bottle or Philia's Identify ability to turn
it into the rod.
The tower is located in the area of Janos (that snow town in the
beginning of the game). Remember that temple where you met Mary with Rutee?
That's where the tower is. If you don't, exit Janos through the north way and
go to the right on the fork that you come across to. Keep running until you
come across a save point. Save your game here because the tower isn't going
to be an easy walk in the park. Once you have done that run north into the
temple. Once inside run up until you come across three altars. Place the
three rods on them to open up the entrance. Once open, step inside and meet
This is the hardest dungeon in the game so you might want to come in prepared
for what lies ahead of you.
1. Have a FULL supply of every Gel, Life Bottle, P. Bottle, etc...
2. I recommend at least level 55 with more or less 6000HP but some people
have done it with lower levels.
3. Have Stahn equipped with the Phoenix skill.
4. Have a non-elemental weapon for Stahn (Bahamut's Tear recommended).
5. Have the best equipment you can find including the ones in Dycroft.
6. If your bringing Philia along have her equipped with the Mystic Symbol so
she cast her spells quicker.
7. Bring Chelsea along because her bow skills come in very handy especially
her Force Arrow.
These things are vital to your survival. These alone have helped me tackle
the tower and will probably help you too ^_^.
Tower of Druaga Walkthrough:
This has to be the simplest yet. The treasure is already here with no trouble
Item: W. Boots
Kill two black slimes.
Item: Dash Ring
Kill a black knight and then a green slime or the other way around.
Item: Life Bottle
Go to the door without the key and try as if you're opening it.
Item: Paralysis Charm
Just kill a mage.
Item: White Sword
Go to the lower right then walk to the upper right corner. Then run to the
lower left corner and walk up to the upper left corner.
Pick up the existing chest (Energy Bullet) and discard it in the inventory
menu. Then pick up the chest that appears.
Item: Reverse Doll
Get hit by a mage's beam from both sides of the screen.
Break a couple of walls in the north and south screens.
Item: Dark Seal
Kill all the red slimes without getting hit by ANY beams. That means the
knight's beam and the slime's beams can't hit you.
Item: Warrior Symbol
Move to the bottom of the screen and wait more or less 10 seconds.
Item: Strengthen Disc
Open the door and lure the druid onto the stairs and then attack it.
Touch the door without the key then kill all the enemies.
Item: Red Line Shield
2nd time through: Moon Sword
Walk for more or less 30 seconds without ANY encounters.
Item: ?Jewel (Moonstone)
Defeat a Blue Knight.
Item: ?Jewel (Emerald)
Kill the Mirror Knight on the left screen.
Item: Hellfire Disc
Kill the blue slimes and the druids.
Item: Reverse Doll
Walk clockwise around the floor twice.
Item: Dragon Sword
Kill the Quox, open the door, and then get the chest.
Item: Thinking Cap
Open the door without any enemy encounters.
Stand still for more or less ten seconds then move to another spot and wait
another 10 seconds. Make sure you are in a spot where enemies are not close
Item: Resist Ring
Lure the Quox to the upper left corner of the floor and stay there to fight
Item: Dark Seal
Kill a wizard, then slime, then a wizard.
Item: Thunder Disc
When you arrive stand still and wait for an enemy to attack you.
Item: Blessing Disc
As far as what other people say there seems to be no chest on this floor.
Get the key and fight a druid within 30 seconds or you won't get the chest.
Item: Hyper Gauntlet
Break 10 walls.
Item: ?Jewel (Ruby)
Lure and fight the green roper on the stairs.
Item: Elven Cape
Walk clock-wise around the room. You will only get the chest if you have not
gotten the combo command at the arena. If you have it already from the arena
then there is no chest.
Item: Combo Command
Stand from where you start and wait till 3 enemies fight you.
Item: Blue Talisman
Kill all slimes and will o' wisps.
Item: Mind Ring
Lure Quox into breaking 5 walls.
Item: Demon Arrow Disc
Drop Stahn's HP to critical state.
Item: Blue Line Shield
Kill one mirror knight.
Item: ?Jewel (Sapphire)
Kill 2 green ropers.
Item: ?Jewel (Topaz)
Kill 4 wizards without getting hit by any beams.
Item: Princess Cape
Upon entering the floor, do not break any walls. Pick up the key, open the
door, and then destroy a wall.
Item: Megalith Disc
Kill 2 will o' wisps.
Item: GC Rod.
Kill all Lizard men and mages then kill the ropers.
Item: Demon Seal
Defeat Quox first.
Kill a red will o' wisp, then grab the key, then kill another red will o'
Item: Star Mace
Kill the wizard, sorcerer, mage, then the druid in that order.
Item: Magical Ribbon
There will already be a chest here but do not open it. First kill the Lizard
man, hyper knight, mirror knight, Black and then blue knights. Leave the Red
one alone. Open the new chest and there will be a flash. Now open the
original chest and receive your reward.
Go to each corner of the floor and come back to the first corner you started
Item: Aqua Cape
2nd time through: SW500490
Kill a red roper.
Item: Rabbit Foot
Stay in each corner of the floor for more or less 10 seconds.
Item: RC Rod
Touch the door without the key then kill a wizard.
Item: Magical Rouge
Walk to the north of the floor, walk to the south, walk to the east, and to
Item: Emerald Ring
Break all vertical walls.
Item: Gold Armor
Use any healing item or magic on Stahn.
Item: Moon Crystal
There are no chests on this floor.
There are no items to collect here.
Touch the door without the key. Then look for a woman in the floor and defeat
her. After defeating her go kill a Lizard man.
Item: Berserker Bow
You cannot get in any battles in this floor. First, you must destroy EVERY
breakable wall. Now go to the TOP of the screen, and walk, not run, down the
middle aisle. You CANNOT get into any battles, and if you see an enemy in the
way, start over. After you do that, kill the Red Knight.
Item: BC Rod
This is it the showdown with the last boss of the dungeon, Druaga! Before you
try to kick his ass make sure you have ALL 3 rods or be prepared to have your
ass handed back to you because you can only damage him if you have all the
rods in your inventory. If you don't have all of them, get the key and open
the door to be "zapped" back to the lower floors (sometimes floor 38) to get
the rods that you have missed. If you have the rods here is what you do, kill
a hyper knight and a wizard. When this is done a Quox will appear (EQUIP A
NON-ELEMENTAL WEAPON!). Kill it and a new monster will appear onscreen. Go
towards it and fight Druaga. Once he is defeated get the key and go to the
There are no battles to do on this floor so relax and take a breather. Talk
to the girl and place the 3 rods (by pressing X) on the bottom, middle, and
top of the screen.
Item: Destroyer Disc
Congratulations, you have made it past the hardest side quest in the game. Go
save your status and give yourself a pat in the back for a job well done. ^_^
Now go through it again if you want to get duplicate items (Magical Ribbons
for the girls) or new items such as the strongest SW disc. ^_^
This is a complete enemy list for the tower.
Note: You get no Gald or Lens in the battles in the tower.
These guys are easy to defeat just whack them!
A higher-level slime but still same old slime.
A low level knight. Not tough to beat.
You want to know why you need the Phoenix skill? It's because of scum like
him. These guys cast Cyclone continuously, which can totally mess up your
party. As soon as battle starts have Stahn thrust into a mage then
IMMEDIATELY do Phoenix. It should kill a few of them and interrupt their
spells giving you enough time to kill the remaining few.
Use same tactics as above as these guys like to cast Explode.
Higher level of the Blue Knight. Not very tough to deal with.
Higher level of Slime but these guys like to cast fire magic usually
Back from the dead and ready to get even! Same as a Mage with slightly higher
HP and TP. Phoenix still works even though they fly.
Use same tactics as if fighting a Mage. These guys like to cast Holy Wrath.
Higher level of slime. These guys like using ice magic.
Same as Druid, use my mage tactics to have an easier time to beat them.
As always use the same Mage tactics on these guys. They like casting Air
Slash if I remember correctly.
Now your probably thinking...why do I need a non-elemental weapon for Stahn?
Well it's because of this guy and a couple of other enemies. He absorbs all
elements and can only be beaten by non-elemental weapons. Bahamut's Tear is
the non-elemental weapon of choice for Stahn. If you so happened to run into
him without equipping a non-elemental weapon then during battle quickly equip
the kick attack skill on Stahn and repeatedly use it against him. It'll take
awhile to beat him with it though.
A higher-level knight. Only difference is that they have more HP and have a
higher attack power.
Like always use the Mage tactic on them because they like to show no mercy.
Will O' Wisp
These guys are nothing but they do cast some nasty spells.
Same ole' knight. Like always they just have an increase in attack power and
These guys are nothing until they get hold of you. Once they have you in
their clutches they pound away on you like there's no tomorrow. If Stahn
happens to be paralyzed quickly recover him and immediately use Phoenix to
get out of a sticky situation.
Same ole' slime. Only difference is a higher attack power and HP.
I call him the brother of Quox. He has higher HP and is immune to Dymlos.
Equip Stahn with Bahamut's Tear if you want to lay waste on him. Again if you
encountered him with Dymlos equipped, equip the kick attack technique.
Just like a green roper but has a higher attack power. Don't get TOO close to
The highest knight class. They have a much higher attack power and HP values
then other knights.
These guys absorb fire damage so Dymlos is a no-no. If you happen to have
Dymlos equipped have Rutee or Philia cast any water type spell.
The highest slime class. These guys have higher attack and HP values than
These guys are badass if you're caught in their clutches. They have a higher
attack value than normal ropers. So don't get caught or prepare for the
biggest beating of your life!
She's not a worthy opponent to fight near the end of the tower. The only
problem you'll have with her is if she petrifies you with her charm.
I knew I forgot to get his HP & TP values. D'oh! Anyways, for being the last
boss of the dungeon, he's a pushover. Have Rutee heal whenever possible and
with Philia just pound him with her spells. Mary, Bruiser, Chelsea, Garr
should use their specials on him while Stahn should use assassin or Phoenix.
This section is for the description and stats of the items you obtain in the
tower. This list goes by the order of floors:
Floor | Item | Type | Description/ Stats
1 W. Boots Item This gets you out of the tower when
you use it.
2 Dash Ring Accessory This ring lets you dash anytime.
3 Life Bottle Item This item revives one party member.
4 Paralysis Charm Accessory This protects a member from
5 White Sword Weapon
Slash 620 Hit 30
Thrust 600 Attribute: Light
6 Lantern Item This item lets you view where the
locations of the boxes in warehouses
should be put.
7&17 Reverse Doll Accessory Automatically revives you when your HP
8 Lavender Item Strength up one point.
9&22 Dark Seal Accessory Receive 150% more experience but this
disables the use of techniques.
10 Warrior Symbol Accessory Increase strength by 10%
11 Strengthen Disc Disc
Slash 120 Defense 5
12 Battlesuit Armor
13 Red Line Shield Shield
Moon Sword Weapon
Slash 680 Hit 10
Thrust 680 Attribute: Light
14 Moonstone Accessory
15 Emerald Accessory
16 Hellfire Disc Disc
18 Dragon Sword Weapon
Slash 400 Hit 30
Thrust 620 Attribute: Earth
19 Thinking Cap Helmet
20 Elixir Item Fully restore HP and TP.
21 Resist Ring Accessory Reduces magic damage by 10%.
23 Thunder Spirit Disc
24 Blessing Disc Disc
Slash 82 Defense 5
26 Hyper Gauntlet Hand
27 Ruby Accessory
28 Elven Cape Accessory Encounter rate 10% down
29 Combo Command Accessory This makes all of Stahn's techniques
into Street Fighter like commands.
30 Blue Talisman Accessory Increases defense by 10%.
31 Mind Ring Accessory Restores TP by 1 after a certain
period of time.
32 Demon Arrow Disc
33 Blue Line Shield Shield
34 Sapphire Accessory
35 Topaz Accessory
36 Princess Cape Accessory Reduces fire damage by 50%.
37 Megalith Disc Disc
38 GC Rod Weapon
Attack 1 Hit 10
Defense 10 Attribute: Wind
40 Demon Seal Accessory Doubles the experience earned but
makes defense 0 and disables special
41 Stone Accessory Makes a person immune to Tractor
42 Star Mace Weapon
Slash 680 Hit 10
Thrust 680 Attribute: Light
44 Magical Ribbon Helmet
45 Excaliber Weapon
Slash 820 Hit 50
Thrust 820 Attribute: Light
46 Aqua Cape Accessory Water and Wind damage reduced by 30%
47 Rabbit Foot Accessory Raises Luck.
48 RC Rod Weapon
Attack 1 Hit 10
Defense 10 Attribute: Fire
49 Magical Rouge Item Get 10% off prices in stores.
50 Emerald Ring Accessory Special skills and spells cost 1/3
of TP less.
52 Gold Armor Armor
54 Moon Crystal Accessory Maximum TP up 30%
57 Berserker Bow Weapon
Attack 450 Hit 95
58 BC Rod Weapon
Attack 1 Hit 10
Defense 10 Attribute: Water
60 Destroyer Disc Disc
A way you can help:
If anyone knows an accurate way of obtaining the treasure on any floors I
missed please feel free to drop me an e-mail in my mailbox. Also e-mail me if
you happen to find any errors (which sometimes are abundant ^_^) while
reading my FAQ.
This is my first FAQ attempt so please don't flame me because you think it
sucks or you don't like its style and besides who's making you read it
anyways? Anyways if anyone has any questions, compliments, flames, about my
FAQ, again, drop me an e-mail.
- To my best friend Patrick Forgione for information of various floors,
spelling and grammar errors, and giving me the idea of writing an FAQ.
Couldn't have done it without him ^_^
Pay a visit to his site at: www.angelfire.lycos.com/rpg/Gyven. His site has
information and FAQs on various Playstation 1&2 games.
- GameFAQs.com for posting up my first FAQ. ^_^
- ClesStahnRiDio for providing the info on how to get the BC Rod in Floor 58
and KatanaSoul for confirming this.
- Me, for being such a cool guy to do this FAQ for you.
- And You, the reader, for taking the time to read my lovely FAQ.
This FAQ is for the sole purpose of helping anyone on the Tower of Druaga
side quest in Tales of Destiny. Please do not alter or sell this FAQ.
Tales of Destiny is developed and copyrighted by Namco.
And the FAQ made by me, the one and only, SolidSnake316.