# Legend of Mana

## Monster Item Drops FAQ by Myst Erik Ery

**Version:** 1.00 | **Updated:** 06/13/04 | **Printable Version**

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Copyright Information, Introduction, Special Thanks ............................................................................... You may place this FAQ on your site so long as it is left in its original form, unedited. The most recent update should be found at www.gamefaqs.com although if you place this FAQ on your site, you should be obliged to keep up with the latest version. Legend of Mana is Copyright Square. Square is wonderful. Legend of Mana is inexplicably wonderful. It is the best game ever. Or else. If there's an error in this FAQ, and you know what it should be, then feel free to email me at tagged_jc@yahoo.com with "FAQ" somewhere in the message subject. I won't answer it if there isn't "FAQ" somewhere in the message subject. I won't answer it if there isn't "FAQ" somewhere in the message subject. Okay? Good. You may also ask me a question concerning Legend of Mana, if you have one. I'm fairly knowledgeable when it comes to Legend of Mana. This FAQ is about what each individual monster drops, and not how to get any particular item you're looking for. If you like, use search/find (Ctrl+F) to see if the item you're looking for is dropped by any monsters, and pick the one monster you think it is easiest to get from. However, if you'd rather have a list of all the items, and the places you get them after, you'd be better to go to Albatross's site, where he translated some of Ultimania long before I did. You'll find it here: http://www.geocities.com/xo_pitseleh/lom.html The Item Search & Shop Rank section has what you're looking for. I'd like to give Special Thanks to the following people: Ultimania Legend of Mana (for providing me with lots of information) HonestLiar's Equipment List FAQ (for providing me with English names) Alhazad (for telling me about minor equipment-type errors) Miranda B (for being a friend and pointing out that necklaces are pendants) Sydney S (for saying 'huh' a lot) JC D (you'd want to thank me, too) Moving on to the meat... ............................................................................... II. The FAQ ............................................................................... i. Item Levels Monsters drop items. We all know that. But how do you know what items any given monster will drop? It depends on a number of things, including Luck, the level of the monster, what kind of monster it is, and even whether you have a Polterbox with you. Every monster who drops items has eight different items it can drop, which includes the experience crystals and Lucre that can be dropped by enemies. However, some of these items can't be dropped until a monster reaches a certain base level. Item Level 1 through 4 are dropped at any level, while the other Item Levels require a certain monster base level. Item Level 5 requires the monster to have a base level of 16. Item Level 6 requires the monster to have a base level of 32. Item Level 7 requires the monster to have a base level of 48. Item Level 8 requires the monster to have a base level of 64. The first item that a monster can possibly drop has a 64/128 (50%) chance of being dropped. The second item that a monster can drop has a 32/128 (25%) chance of being dropped. The third item that a monster can drop will thus have a 16/128 (16.5%) chance of being dropped, and so on until the very last item that a monster can possibly drop, which simply gets the rest of the percentage chance. Since this is complicated to explain, I've made charts. MONSTER BASE LEVEL (WITHOUT POLTERBOX) 1 ~ 15 16 ~ 31 32 ~ 47 48 ~ 63 63 ~ 99 I 1 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% T 2 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% E 3 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% M 4 16/128 12.5% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% 5 - 8/128 6.3% 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% L 6 - - 4/128 3.1% 2/128 1.6% 2/128 1.6% V 7 - - - 2/128 1.6% 1/128 0.8% L 8 - - - - 1/128 0.8% ._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._. In order to get rarer drops easier, you can fight while with a Polterbox pet. The Polterbex has a unique Synchro ability called "Rare Item", which basically 'nudges' the item chances down two levels. This effectively guarantees you an item, since the first two Item Levels become unavailable - and these are almost always the experience crystals or Lucre. In addition, rarer items can be found at lower levels, since the Rare Item Synchro counts the monster as having a higher Base Level than it should, for which items it can get. Thus, the level requirements are as follows: Here is a chart for the drop chances for all Item Levels if you kill the enemy monster while you are in Synchro with a Polterbox. Item Level 1 through 6 are dropped at any level, while the other Item Levels require a certain monster base level. Item Level 7 requires the monster to have a base level of 16. Item Level 8 requires the monster to have a base level of 32. As you can see, you can get high Item Levels at very low levels, making the Polterbox one of the most sought-after pets in the entire game. MONSTER BASE LEVEL (WITH POLTERBOX) 1 ~ 15 16 ~ 31 32 ~ 47 48 ~ 63 63 ~ 99 I 1 - - - - - T 2 - - - - - E 3 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% M 4 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 5 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% L 6 16/128 12.5% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% V 7 - 8/128 6.3% 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% L 8 - - 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% 4/128 3.1% ._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._. There is one other way to get a different drop from enemies. There is a very small chance that you will get a "Lucky Drop". This Lucky Drop will occur (LUCK STAT / 255)% of the time. When a Lucky Drop happens, the first two Item Levels will be skipped, and thus it will be the third Item Level to get the initial 64/128 (50%) chance. This is very helpful for some Item Levels. However, getting a Lucky Drop with a Polterbox doesn't help at all - since the first two Item Levels are already skipped, nothing special happens. In addition, you can't really rely on a Lucky Drop to happen. If you happen to maximize your Luck (to 85, with four +20 Luck equipments), you still only have a 1:3 chance of getting a Lucky Drop - the other 2:3 will be ordinary drops. This generally gives you the same chances of getting items as with a Polterbox, except you have to fight one level group higher to have those chances! Getting items using a Polterbox's Synchro is always far easier! This is just here for completeness' sake. It does tip the scales slightly towards the rarer few items in each group. While boosting Luck is helpful if you want some nicer items and are raising a non-Polterbox pet, you shouldn't try to raise your Luck when searching for a particular item. Just grab your Polterbox and go for it there. MONSTER BASE LEVEL (WITH LUCKY DROP) 1 ~ 15 16 ~ 31 32 ~ 47 48 ~ 63 63 ~ 99 I 1 - - - - - T 2 - - - - - E 3 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% 64/128 50% M 4 64/128 50% 32/128 25% 32/128 25% 32/128 6.3% 32/128 25% 5 - 32/128 25% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% 16/128 12.5% L 6 - - 16/128 12.5% 8/128 6.3% 8/128 6.3% V 7 - - - 8/128 6.3% 4/128 3.1% L 8 - - - - 4/128 3.1% ._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ii. Monster Drops SPECIAL NOTE: EXP= Experience Crystal (see below) LUC= Lucre Coin (worth 10 Lucre) Candy Drop= Pink Candy (restores HP in battle) Pak'n Choco= Chocolate Bar (restores HP in battle) Experience crystals are worth BASE_LVL experience if BASE_LVL is 10 or less, and ( ( BASE_LVL - 10 ) / 2 + 10 ) experience otherwise. So a BASE_LVL 19 monster would give out 14 experience per crystal, while a BASE_LVL 99 monster would give you 54 experience per crystal. Beast: Rabite 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Animal Bone 2: Candy Drop 6: Little Eye 3: Animal Meat 7: Hairball 4: Animal Hide 8: RabiteEar (AnimalHide Mantle: 6) Molebear 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Animal Hide 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Sharp Claw 3: Animal Meat 7: Vizel Gold 4: Animal Bone 8: GigasGlove (CentaurHide Glove: 18) Teedie 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Angel Feather 2: Candy Drop 6: Little Eye 3: Animal Hide 7: Obsidian 4: Sleepy Eye 8: Pedan Stone Howler 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Poison Fang 2: EXP x 7 & LUC x 1 6: WolfSpirit (LorantSilver Pendant: 9) 3: Animal Meat 7: Poison Fang 4: Sharp Claw 8: Poison Fang Grey Ox 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Giant's Horn 2: EXP x 7 & LUC x 1 6: Giant's Horn 3: Animal Meat 7: Giant's Horn 4: Animal Hide 8: Giant's Horn Plant: Lullabud 1: EXP x 5 5: Poison Powder 2: Big Seed 6: Spiny Seed 3: Small Seed 7: Flat Seed 4: Long Seed 8: Flat Seed Mushboom 1: EXP x 10 & LUC x 1 5: Knockout Dust 2: EXP x 12 & LUC x 1 6: CielmerRing (LapisLazuli Ring: 8) 3: Poison Powder 7: CielmerRing (LapisLazuli Ring: 8) 4: Sleepy Powder 8: CielmerRing (LapisLazuli Ring: 8) Shrieknip 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Ghost's Howl 2: Small Seed 6: Spiny Seed 3: Long Seed 7: Flat Seed 4: Big Seed 8: Flat Seed Malboro 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Silly Eye 2: Long Seed 6: Spiny Seed 3: Big Seed 7: Flat Seed 4: Small Seed 8: Stinky Breath Wooding 1: EXP x 12 & LUC x 1 5: Ebony Wood 2: Oak Wood 6: Maple Wood 3: Holly Wood 7: Ash Wood 4: Baobab Wood 8: Dior Wood Arthropod: Stinger Bee 1: EXP x 5 5: Clear Feather 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Clear Feather 3: Bug Meat 7: Clear Feather 4: Clear Feather 8: Clear Feather Hoppin' Tick 1: EXP x 5 5: Rust 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Rust 3: Bug Meat 7: Rust 4: Angry Eye 8: Rust Silkspitter 1: EXP x 5 5: Baked Roach 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Baked Roach 3: Bug Meat 7: Baked Roach 4: Sultan's Silk 8: Baked Roach Sand Scorpio 1: EXP x 9 5: Needle 2: EXP x 9 & LUC x 1 6: Scissors 3: Bug Meat 7: Tortoise Shell 4: Poison Powder 8: HerosArmor (VizelGold Hauberk: 27) Gloomoth 1: EXP x 6 5: Moth Wing 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Knockout Dust 3: Bug Meat 7: Sleepy Powder 4: Sleepy Eye 8: Sleepy Powder Reptile: Tonpole 1: EXP x 4 5: Blank Eye 2: Candy Drop 6: Blank Eye 3: Lizard Meat 7: Blank Eye 4: Blank Eye 8: Blank Eye Lizardon 1: EXP x 5 5: Blank Eye 2: Pak'n Choco 6: Blank Eye 3: Lizard Meat 7: Blank Eye 4: Blank Eye 8: Blank Eye Rattler Boa 1: EXP x 6 5: Lizard Scales 2: Pak'n Choco 6: Lizard Scales 3: Lizard Meat 7: Lizard Scales 4: Lizard Scales 8: Lizard Scales Basilisk 1: EXP x 9 5: Lizard Scales 2: EXP x 9 6: Lizard Scales 3: Lizard Meat 7: Snake Scales 4: Lizard Scales 8: Snake Scales Tyrranos 1: EXP x 13 & LUC x 2 5: Sharp Claw 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 2 6: Snake Scales 3: Lizard Meat 7: Snake Scales 4: Gator Skin 8: Fossil Aquatic: Iffish 1: EXP x 5 5: Fish Scales 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Fish Scales 3: Fish Meat 7: Fish Scales 4: Fish Scales 8: Fish Scales Pincher Crab 1: EXP x 5 5: Tortoise Shell 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Coral 3: Fish Meat 7: Coral 4: Scissors 8: Fullmetal Seajack 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Coral 2: EXP x 6 6: Coral 3: Fish Meat 7: Coral 4: Fish Meat 8: Coral Seadragon 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Coral 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 2 6: Coral 3: Fish Meat 7: Coral 4: Fish Scales 8: Coral Big Baby 1: EXP x 8 & LUC x 2 5: Acid 2: EXP x 8 & LUC x 4 6: Acid 3: Fish Meat 7: Acid 4: Acid 8: Acid Aerial: Needlebeak 1: EXP x 5 5: Needle 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Needle 3: Bird Meat 7: Needle 4: Needle 8: Needle Bloodsucker 1: EXP x 5 5: Blackened Bat 2: Candy Drop 6: Blackened Bat 3: Bird Meat 7: Blackened Bat 4: Vampire Fang 8: Blackened Bat Cockatrice 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Flaming Quill 2: EXP x 7 & LUC x 1 6: Flaming Quill 3: Bird Meat 7: Flaming Quill 4: Flaming Quill 8: Flaming Quill Chocobo 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Flaming Quill 2: Pak'n Choco 6: Flaming Quill 3: Bird Meat 7: Flaming Quill 4: Flaming Quill 8: Flaming Quill Garuda 1: EXP x 12 & LUC x 2 5: Angel Feather 2: EXP x 13 6: Angel Feather 3: Bird Meat 7: RubyBand (JuddHemp Hat: 4) 4: Raven Feather 8: PhoenixRobe (DragonSkin Robe: 26) Morph: Shadow Zero 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Halley Rock 2: Pak'n Choco 6: Ankh Rock 3: Morph Meat 7: Vinek Rock 4: Jacobini Rock 8: Tuttle Rock Slime 1: EXP x 2 & LUC x 3 5: Acid 2: Candy Drop 6: Acid 3: Morph Meat 7: Acid 4: Acid 8: Acid Tezla 1: EXP x 6 5: Electricity 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Electricity 3: Morph Meat 7: Electricity 4: Electricity 8: Electricity Denden 1: EXP x 6 5: Shell 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Shell 3: Morph Meat 7: Shell 4: Shell 8: Shell Moldy Goo 1: EXP x 9 & LUC x 1 5: Moss 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Levatine (Obsidian Sword: 26) 3: Morph Meat 7: Levatine (Obsidian Sword: 26) 4: Rust 8: Excalibur (AltenaAlloy 2HSword: 62) Undead: Skull Beast 1: EXP x 5 5: Zombie Claw 2: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 6: Giant's Horn 3: Animal Bone 7: Giant's Horn 4: Grave Dirt 8: Giant's Horn Zombine 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: Zombie Claw 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 6: Poison Fang 3: Rotten Meat 7: Poison Fang 4: Grave Dirt 8: Poison Fang Specter 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 3 5: Grave Dirt 2: Candy Drop 6: Zombie Claw 3: Rotten Meat 7: Vestment (Sultan'sSilk Robe: 7) 4: DragonBone (CursedBone 8: BlackRobe (AltenaFelt Robe: 18) Pendant: 12) Skeleton 1: EXP x 9 5: Grave Dirt 2: EXP x 10 6: Zombie Claw 3: Animal Bone 7: SkullHead (CursedBone Helmet: 13) 4: WishBone (AnimalBone 8: SkeletonMail (AnimalBone Hauberk: 7) Pendant: 4) Ape Mummy 1: EXP x 12 5: Grave Dirt 2: EXP x 13 6: Zombie Claw 3: Rotten Meat 7: Judd Hemp 4: SpiralClaw (TortoiseShell 8: Skuldesect (CursedBone Glove: 30) Glove: 19) Demon: Imp 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: TrueSpear (Coral Spear: 17) 2: Candy Drop 6: TrueSpear (Coral Spear: 17) 3: Demon Meat 7: TrueSpear (Coral Spear: 17) 4: TrueSpear (Coral Spear: 17) 8: DevilsFork (AltenaAlloy Spear: 56) Fierce Face 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: BloodyMask (Fossil Helmet: 13) 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 2 6: MilaneCrown (WendelSilver Hat: 2) 3: Demon Meat 7: JestersCap (MaiaLead Hat: 8) 4: PegasusHelm (CentaurHide 8: HerosCrown (VizelGold Hat: 6) Helmet: 5) Punkster 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 2 5: Orihalcon 2: EXP x 6 & LUC x 3 6: Orihalcon 3: Demon Meat 7: Orihalcon 4: Demon Meat 8: Orihalcon Dark Stalker 1: EXP x 9 5: Dragonsbane (DragonSkin Sword: 25) 2: EXP x 10 6: Durandal (VizelGold Sword: 40) 3: Demon Meat 7: Doombringer (AshWood Sword: 31) 4: Levatine (Obsidian Sword: 26) 8: Ragnarok (AltenaAlloy Sword: 50) Chimera Beast 1: EXP x 9 5: Marble 2: EXP x 10 6: Obsidian 3: Demon Meat 7: Pedan Stone 4: Demon Meat 8: Gaeus's Tears Dragon: Kid Dragon 1: EXP x 12 & LUC x 4 5: Dragon Breath 2: EXP x 12 & LUC x 5 6: Dragon Blood 3: Dragon Steak 7: JadeBand (JuddHemp Hat: 4) 4: Sharp Claw 8: DragonsRobe (DragonSkin Robe: 26) Sky Dragon 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 10 5: Dragon Blood 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 10 6: Dragon Skin 3: Dragon Steak 7: DragonsRing (DragonScales Ring: 40) 4: Dragon Breath 8: Dragon Scales Land Dragon 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 10 5: Dragon Blood 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 10 6: Dragonsmane (DragonSkin Helmet: 20) 3: Dragon Steak 7: DragonsMail (DragonScales Hauberk: 53) 4: Dragon Breath 8: Dragon Scales Oddity: Eye Spy 1: EXP x 4 5: Silly Eye 2: Odd Meat 6: Dangerous Eye 3: Little Eye 7: Angry Eye 4: Sleepy Eye 8: Blank Eye Spiny Cone 1: EXP x 5 & LUC x 1 5: WindCap (ToppleCotton Hat: 1) 2: Odd Meat 6: WindCap (ToppleCotton Hat: 1) 3: Odd Meat 7: WindCap (ToppleCotton Hat: 1) 4: WindCap (ToppleCotton Hat: 1) 8: WindCap (ToppleCotton Hat: 1) Poto 1: EXP x 6 & LUC x 1 5: Aroma Oil 2: Odd Meat 6: Aroma Oil 3: Blank Eye 7: Aroma Oil 4: Silly Eye 8: Aroma Oil Beholder 1: EXP x 9 & LUC x 1 5: Angry Eye 2: Odd Meat 6: Blank Eye 3: Silly Eye 7: Creepy Eye 4: Dangerous Eye 8: Wicked Eye Springball 1: EXP x 9 & LUC x 1 5: GigasFlail (MaiaLead Flail: 22) 2: Odd Meat 6: Odd Meat 3: Juggernaut (Ivory Flail: 20) 7: Odd Meat 4: Odd Meat 8: DivineFlail (Gaeus'sTears: 44) Poltergeist: Cursed Doll: 1: LUC x 3 5: Doomhammer (EbonyWood Hammer: 19) 2: Candy Drop 6: PeaceMaker (CursedBone Hammer: 38) 3: Holly Wood 7: ThorsHammer (PedanStone Hammer: 44) 4: Baobab Wood 8: JudgesGavel (LorimarIron Hammer: 56) Polterbox 1: LUC x 4 5: Glow Crystal 2: EXP x 1 & LUC x 4 6: Chaos Crystal 3: Sun Crystal 7: GoddessMail (WendelSilver Hauberk: 19) 4: Moon Crystal 8: GoddessMail (WendelSilver Hauberk: 19) Chess Knight 1: LUC x 5 5: Ivory 2: EXP x 1 & LUC x 5 6: Giant's Horn 3: EXP x 1 & LUC x 5 7: Giant's Horn 4: Healing Claw 8: Adamantite Dainslaif 1: LUC x 6 5: Orihalcon (Orihalcon Knife: 34) 2: EXP x 1 & LUC x 6 6: Deathstroke (CursedBone Knife: 44) 3: Throatslitter (Snakescales 7: CrimsonGlare (BiellaRock Knife: 58) Knife: 24) 4: Braveblade (AnkhRock 8: MurasamaBlade (AltenaAlloy 2HSword: 62) 2HSword: 37) Demi-Human: Chobin Hood 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: Archenon (BaobabWood Bow: 13) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: Sidewinder (EbonyWood Bow: 16) 3: ElderBow (OakWood Bow: 6) 7: Waveruck (MapleWood Bow: 23) 4: ElderBow (HollyWood Bow: 10) 8: SacredBow (DiorWood Bow: 33) Goblin 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: SilverCrane (WendelSilver Axe: 30) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: SnowDeer (IshePlatinum Axe: 40) 3: BlackElk (Obsidian Axe: 26) 7: Langseax (Ivory Axe: 30) 4: Earthsplitter (LorantSilver 8: SweetRevenge (NemesisRock 2HAxe: 59) 2HAxe: 31) Tomato Man 1: Pak'n Choco 5: AncientRobe (Sultan'sSilk Robe: 7) 2: Pak'n Choco 6: BlackRobe (AltenaFelt Robe: 18) 3: Gambantein (BaobabWood 7: CernunnosRod (DiorWood Staff: 25) Staff: 10) 4: Caduceus (EbonyWood Staff:12) 8: MagicBeads (LorimarIron Pendant: 22) Sahagin 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: Stargazer (VinekRock Spear: 42) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: FieryStabber (MapleWood Spear: 31) 3: MenosSpear (MenosBronze 7: GiantsSpear (FossilWood Spear: 36) Spear: 11) 4: TrueSpear (Coral Spear: 17) 8: DevilsFork (AltenaAlloy Spear: 56) Succubus: 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: SpiritRibbon (AltenaFelt Hat: 8) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: AncientTiara (AltenaFelt Hat: 8) 3: MoonrockTiara (TuttleRock 7: AncientTiara (TuttleRock Hat: 6) Hat: 6) 4: VitumRibbon (Sultan'sSilk 8: Brisingamen (VizelGold Pendant: 15) Hat: 3) Narcissos 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: Skuldesect (CursedBone Glove: 30) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: HolyGlove (DragonSkin Glove: 32) 3: SpiralClaw (TortoiseShell 7: HolyGlove (DragonSkin Glove: 32) Glove: 19) 4: GigasGlove (CentaurHide 8: SalesmanGlove (AltenaAlloy Glove: 43) Glove: 18) Mad Mallard 1: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 5: NinjasCharm (ToppleCotton Pendant: 6) 2: EXP x 15 & LUC x 5 6: Captain'sHelm (Adamantite Helmet: 29) 3: Soldier'sHelm (AnimalHide 7: Captain'sHelm (Adamantite Helmet: 29) Helmet: 2) 4: DestinyDice (Ivory 8: General'sHelm (DragonScales Helmet: 28) Pendant: 8) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- iii. Determining Monster Levels It is fairly easy to determine a monster's level. There is a formula for it, as seen here. Monster Level = BASE_LVL * ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 However, this requires some explaining. First, you have to determine what BASE_LVL is equal to. This value depends on the Land Strength of the Land you are at. Land Strength is a number which is equal to the Distance from Home plus the artifact number you used to place that Land. This might be complicated. Let's use an example. You place Home. Home always has Land Strength 1, because it is 0 spaces from Home (it IS Home), and it is the first AF that you place. Thus, it has a Land Strength of 0 + 1 = 1. Now, you get the AF Colorblocks and place Domina next to Home. Domina is now one space from Home, and it is the second AF that you've placed. Thus, it has a Land Strength of 1 + 2 = 3. Let's say you go and get the AF Wheel. You place Luon Highway next to Home and now you can figure out its Land Strength. It is one space from Home, and it is the third AF you've placed. The Land Strength is 1 + 3 = 4. Okay, now that we know how to calculate Land Strength, we need to find out how to get BASE_LVL from it. It's really quite easy. You simply look at this chart, find your Land Strength in the LAND_LVL column, and move across and read the BASE_LVL column. -FINDING BASIC MONSTER LEVEL- _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ | LAND_LVL | BASE_LVL | | LAND_LVL | BASE_LVL | | LAND_LVL | BASE_LVL | |==========|==========| |==========|==========| |==========|==========| | 1 | 1 | | 22 | 32 * | | 43 | 64 * | | 2 | 1 | | 23 | 34 | | 44 | 65 | | 3 | 2 | | 24 | 35 | | 45 | 67 | | 4 | 3 | | 25 | 37 | | 46 | 68 | | 5 | 4 | | 26 | 38 | | 47 | 70 | | 6 | 5 | | 27 | 40 | | 48 | 71 | | 7 | 8 | | 28 | 41 | | 49 | 73 | | 8 | 10 | | 29 | 43 | | 50 | 74 | | 9 | 11 | | 30 | 44 | | 51 | 76 | | 10 | 12 | | 31 | 46 | | 52 | 77 | | 11 | 14 | | 32 | 47 | | 53 | 79 | | 12 | 16 * | | 33 | 49 * | | 54 | 80 | | 13 | 18 | | 34 | 50 | | 55 | 82 | | 14 | 19 | | 35 | 52 | | 56 | 83 | | 15 | 21 | | 36 | 53 | | 57 | 85 | | 16 | 22 | | 37 | 55 | | 58 | 86 | | 17 | 24 | | 38 | 56 | | 59 | 88 | | 18 | 25 | | 39 | 58 | | 60 | 89 | | 19 | 27 | | 40 | 59 | | 61 | 91 | | 20 | 29 | | 41 | 61 | | 62 | 95 | | 21 | 31 | | 42 | 62 | | 63 | 99 | |__________|__________| |__________|__________| |__________|__________| * = At this level, monsters begin to drop rarer items. Let's take a look at the formula again. Monster Level = BASE_LVL * ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 There are two more things here you don't know about. They're fairly easy. ELE_STRONG refers to the total number of Element Points you have in the Land that the monster in question is strong against. You can find out what elements any monster is weak to by looking in the Monster Encyclopedia. ELE_WEAKEN refers to the total number of Element Points you have in the Land that the monster in question is weak against. For example, if a monster is weak against Aura and Shade, and your Land has 3 Aura and 2 Shade, ELE_STRONG will be equal to 5. However, there is a condition. IF: ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 < 4 / 8 THEN: ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 = 4 / 8 AND IF: ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 > 10 / 8 THEN: ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 = 10 / 8 Basically, the multiplier will always be between 1/2 and 5/4. Here is the formula one last time: Monster Level = BASE_LVL * ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 It is time for an example. Let's say you have placed the Luon Highway, and its Land Strength is 8. That means, looking at the charts above, that our BASE_LVL is equal to 10. We are fighting a Chocobo, which are STRONG against Wisp and Jinn, and WEAKENed by Shade and Gnome. Let's say that Luon Highway has 2 Jinn, 1 Gnome, and 3 Wisp. ( ELE_STRONG - ELE_WEAKEN + 8 ) / 8 = ( 5 - 1 + 8 ) / 8 = ( 12 / 8 ) Since this is above ( 10 / 8 ), we make it ( 10 / 8 ). So, Monster Level = 10 * ( 10 / 8 ) = 12.5 Remember to round down, and we find that our Chocobo enemy is at Level 12! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nightmare Mode and No Future Mode notes: Higher difficulty modes make monsters a higher level, but it doesn't seem to be any particular level increase, does it? Well, it's quite simple. Both affect your LAND_LVL (in the charts above) for the purposes of determining the BASE_LVL of enemy monsters. Nightmare Mode: LAND_LVL raises by 20. No Future Mode: LAND_LVL is set to 63. Since LAND_LVL is 63, BASE_LVL is 99, making most monsters at level 99. Only monsters with more weaknesses present in the Land's elements will be a lower level, up to a minumum of 49 (half of 99). ............................................................................... III. GameShark Codes ............................................................................... ___ 50000A01 0000 \ 300455B8 0063 \ 50002A01 0000 \ 300455C7 0063 \ 50005A01 0000 | 300455F5 0063 | 50000E01 0000 | This code, although it is long, is a very good code 30045658 0063 | for infinite items. 50000501 0000 | When this code is in, you'll have 99 of every item, 30045668 0063 | not including the "dummy" items that you'd normally 50000501 0000 |__ get with a different GameShark Code. 30045678 0063 | As long as this code is on, the number of each item 50000301 0000 | you have will remain at 99. After you turn the 30045688 0063 | Gameshark off, you'll still have 99 of each item, 50000201 0000 | but the number will decrease as you use them up. 30045690 0063 | 50000701 0000 | The code below is also an infinite items code. 30045698 0063 | It gives you 99 of every item, 50000501 0000 / 5000FF01 0000 but this includes the "dummy" 300456A8 0063 / 300455B8 0063 items. Otherwise, it's just like 50000201 0000 / the longer one, but not as nice 300456B4 0063 ___/ as far as the items you get are concerned. __ 5000220C 0000 \ 300432CC 0006 \ 5000220C 0000 \ 300432CD 0006 \ 5000220C 0000 | 300432CE 0006 | 5000220C 0000 | This code will make it so that all of your Lands 300432CF 0006 | have full Mana Levels. Unfortunately, if you 5000220C 0000 |-- place a Land, it will return to its normal Mana 300432D0 0006 | Level. So, this code only affects Lands that 5000220C 0000 | have already been placed, if you turn it off. 300432D1 0006 | 5000220C 0000 / 300432D2 0006 / 5000220C 0000 / 300432D3 0006 __/ __ 5000210C 0000 \ This code will give you all AFs, but it will not 300432D4 0005 \ give you glitchy AFs, nor will it give you the 50000360 0000 \ Trembling Spoon that gives you The Flames, nor 30043310 0000 | will it give you the Brooch of Love that gives 300433B8 0000 |__ you Fallen Lucemia. 300433DC 0000 | NOTE: Before you use this code, save your game 30043418 0000 | at Home. This code will actually UNPLACE your 30043424 0000 / Lands, so the only Land left will be Home. Note 5000210C 0001 / that you can use this to re-place Lands, if you 300432D7 0002 __/ like. After using this code, save, and then start again, without using this code -- while it is on, you will be unable to place Lands. ............................................................................... IV. Closing ............................................................................... I want to thank you for reading my FAQ and I hope it helps you a lot. Remember to smile, and remember that Legend of Mana is the best game. Ever. La fin.