Wanted Monster FAQ for Arc the Lad II
Part of the Arc the Lad Collection
Author: Dale Ray (KatanaSoul)
Version: North American (1.1)
Date: February 16th, 2008
E-mail: katanasoul@hotmail.com
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Table of Contents:

1: Introduction
2: General Information FAQ
3: The Monsters
3.1: East Aldia - Indigos
3.2: East Aldia - Prodias
3.3: Seirya - Palencia
3.4: Forles - Ramul
3.5: Romalia - Houfion
3.6: Greyshinne - Paysus
3.7: Zariban - Elzark
3.8: Niedel - Misro
3.9: Brakia - Gooz
3.10: Millmana - Ajarl
3.11: Balbalard - Muhad
3.12: Amigue - Morea
4: Other Rare Drops
5: Credits

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1: Introduction

Greetings fellow gamers and thank you for viewing my work. I use to 
visit the Arc the Lad Collection board at GameFAQs and I found that a 
lot of gamers were frustrated that Working Designs did not include 
wanted monster steals/drops in their official strategy guide; I also 
found this quite disheartening. Therefor I decided to journey through 
the lands of Arc II once again and jot down the steals and drops of all 
of the wanted monsters in the game, and thus this FAQ was born. I truly 
hope that this helps all of the Arc fans out there. It took me a good 
bit of time to compile and literally hundreds of resets to gain all the 
steals and drops of the wanted monsters in this game. Some where for 
naught, but many were more rewarding than I had ever imagined they would 
be. I am very happy with how it all turned out. As always, if you have 
any questions about Arc II, not just wanted monsters but anything in 
general, feel free to contact me and I will try to help you in any way I 
can. That also goes for any contributions, suggestions, or anything else 
regarding this FAQ. Please put Arc II in the subject line so that I 
don't delete it. Thanks!

- Dale Ray (KatanaSoul)

PS: I've been strongly considering doing an FAQ of this nature for all 
of the monsters in Arc II. If you are interested in this please contact 
me and let me know. If I get enough response I may do it in the future.

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2: General Information FAQ

Q: What are wanted monsters?

A: Wanted Monsters are special monsters that you can hunt down and 
defeat in order to gain Goz and Merits from the Hunter's Guild. In order 
to get them to appear you must first look at their wanted posters that 
are posted up on the walls of every Hunter's Guild (Some you can kill 
without even knowing they are wanted if you forget to look at their 
poster). Hunter's Guilds are buildings with either a sign or poster with 
a wolf-like design on them. Every Hunter's Guild has their own unique 
wanted monsters although you can cash in their bounty at any Hunter's 
Guild. And just in case you were thinking about it; no Lieza cannot 
Ravish them. :)

Q: What good are Merits for?

A: The only use of Merits is to gain access to the backroom of Prodias 
where you can pick up some rare items that are in chests there. You need 
250 Merits in order to gain access to it. Later in the game you can gain 
access to the backroom in Indigos (I think you need 300 or 400 Merits to 
do this) where you are directed to Millmana to take the Super Hunter job 
"Return the Sea Dragon's Egg".

Q: I can't find the monster!

A: A lot of the wanted monsters will appear the first time you enter the 
room they are located; however some of them have a rare chance of 
appearing. If you are having a problem getting the monster to appear, 
exit the battle by going back through the door you went through or back 
up the stairs and then head back into the room again and he may appear 
this time. Also make sure you check the location that I list in this FAQ 
for the monster because some monsters will not appear until you fulfill 
a certain requirement or reach a certain point in the game.

Q: Is there a certain time limit on when you can capture the monsters.

A: No, most all of the monsters you can defeat at any point in the game, 
no hunter will ever catch the monster before you. Please note that some 
monsters are in areas that you only have one chance to venture through 
and you MUST defeat them there or miss out on bagging them forever. 
Don't worry though, I will mention if the wanted monster has to be 
defeated then and there.

Q: Shu always fails to steal!

A: If Shu's level is lower than the monster's level he will fail to 
steal from them a lot of the time. So Shu's level is definitely a factor 
in the success rate. I'm not for sure if it helps but try having Shu 
cast Speed Up on himself or have Elc cast Might Mind on him. Steal is 
also a wind-elemental ability so it also might help if you were to cast 
Wind Shield on him as well.

Q: The monster won't drop the item!

A: I know of this problem all too well. Unfortunatly there is little you 
can do. My advice is if this is your second playthrough to load up Arc 
Arena and trade your Shell and Unicorn Horn accessories over to your 
current game. Both of those items increase the drop rate of enemies. Or 
if you have yet to acquire them they are both found in the Forbidden 
Ruins in Alatos. If you cleaned out the Forbidden Ruins during your play 
of Arc I and converted your data over to Arc II then you can find your 
items in Chongara's Shop which is also in Alatos.

Q: I got a stolen item as a drop!

A: This happens quite often. Monsters generally have two items: a normal 
one, and a rare one (Some normal monsters have more but all of the 
wanted ones only have two). The normal item is usually the steal and the 
rare one is the drop. However if you don't steal the normal item it is 
highly possible they will drop the normal item instead of the rare one. 
So for best results steal from them and then try to get the drop in 
order to get the one your looking for.

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3: The Monsters

Just a quick overview of what you will be seeing here:

Name: The wanted monster's name.

Class: What monster class they belong to.

Reward: How much Goz and Merits the party receives for cashing in the 
bounty for the monster at the Hunter's Guild.

Special: The monster's special attack that is listed on the wanted 
poster.

Location: Where you encounter the monster.

Stolen Item: Item that can be stolen from the monster by using Shu's 
Steal ability.

Dropped Item: Item that is randomly dropped when the monster is 
defeated. If you don't get it the first time, reset and try again.

Comments: At the bottom of the monster profile I will explain the use of 
the stolen and dropped items of the monster. This is so you can decide 
for yourself whether or not the items it has are worth acquiring. If the 
monster is difficult to find I'll also list directions to where you can 
find him here.

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3.1: East Aldia - Indigos

Name: Aju
Class: Freezy
Reward: 270 G + 1 Merit
Special: Cold Breath
Location: Indigos Sewers
Stolen Item: Power Jelly
Dropped Item: Herb

Power Jelly recovers a character inflicted with the Hemo-ji status 
effect and when equiped as an accessory can shield them from being 
inflicted with the Hemo-ji status effect, which isn't all that common in 
this game, so it's not very useful. But you could pick it up and sell it 
for 100 G which isn't all that bad. He drops your typical Herb so don't 
even bother with it.

Name: Shamus
Class: Zombie
Reward: 250 G + 1 Merit
Special: Head Toss
Location: Indigos Sewers
Stolen Item: GroundKnife
Dropped Item: Temporary Shoes

The GroundKnife is an excellent dagger weapon with a max attack power of 
14; which at the beginning of the game is the best you can find for a 
dagger. Later in levels the knife will gain the special ability to raise 
the character's magic defense when equiped which makes it even better. 
Temporary Shoes, which he drops, are another useful weapon he has. With 
a max attack power of 13 they will be the best pair of footwear weapons 
you can find until you are able to get the Scale Legs from the wanted 
monster on Yagos Isle or the Crush Boots from the Lost Forest. The 
Temporary Shoes also raise the character's jump level which can be 
useful.

Name: Slasher
Class: ???
Reward: 1500 G + 4 Merits
Special: Wind Attack
Location: East Aldia
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: N/A

This wanted monster shows up on the board of the Hunter's Guild after 
you return from Yagos Isle. You have to fight the Slasher, also known as 
Elc's friend Ginie from the White House, to advance the story so there 
is no hunting for this one. Also don't forget to pick up the Slasher 
dagger from Shu's bed after Shante suprises you in the middle of the 
night and wants you to meet her in the tavern. Just figured I'd mention 
that since we are talking about the Slasher here. :)

Name: Hoysler
Class: Warlock
Reward: 1125 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Salba Desert in West Aldia
Stolen Item: Nuru-nuru
Dropped Item: Yellow Powder

You'll need to re-enter the Salba Desert after traveling through it for 
the first time on your way to the White House in order for Hoysler to 
appear there. His steals and drops are pretty worthless. The Yellow 
Powder is an item which when used on an enemy inflicts them with the 
Silence status effect while the Nuru-nuru item lowers an enemies' catch 
and throw level.

Name: Docsun
Class: Doll Master
Reward: 450 G + 1 Merit
Special: ?
Location: Indigos during the job "Indigos Jewelry Robbery"
Stolen Item: Ruby
Dropped Item: Unnamed Gem

Docsun's stolen item, the Ruby, is a very rare item do not pass it up! 
When used on a character, the Ruby raises their level permanently by 1, 
perfect for leveling up a monster. The only other place I can think of 
to get a Ruby is at the battle arenas on Niedel and Clenia Isle; that's 
just how rare of an item it is. Docsun's dropped item is a mystery. He 
drops a gem with the same icon as the Ruby however it does not have a 
name nor does it raise any of the character's stats when used on them. 
Pretty much useless I suppose. If anybody gets this item from him and 
it's actually named or knows anything about this please e-mail me.

Name: Arc
Class: Human
Reward: 1000000 G!
Special: Guardian Magic
Location: ? (In your party obviously, heh)
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: N/A

As you would expect you can't turn in Arc but who would want to? If 
you'd sell him out for a measly million-goz shame on you! For an 
interesting dialogue speak to the guard outside the Palencia Hunter's 
Guild (The one standing near the exit to town) with Arc as your lead 
character. Seems a lot of people want that million-goz reward but nobody 
can recognize him, heh.

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3.2: East Aldia - Prodias

Name: Golza
Class: Skeleton
Reward: 540 G + 1 Merit
Special: Charge
Location: Ruin Town
Stolen Item: Jump Nettle
Dropped Item: Gladius?

Nothing special here. Jump Nettles increase a character's jump ability 
for a short while during battle. star_sage@hotmail.com has informed me 
that Golza can also drop a Gladius weapon. Next time I play, I'll check 
it out and add the stats.

Name: Leland
Class: Blood Knight
Reward: 990 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Ruin Town after returning from Yagos Isle
Stolen Item: Cheer Nettle
Dropped Item: Cheer Nettle

Once again nothing special about this wanted monster. Cheer Nettles when 
used on a character causes them to counterattack more often, which I 
suppose can be good early in the game when the characters don't always 
counterattack like they do in later levels.

Name: Boosee
Class: Hemo-ji
Reward: 1350 G + 3 Merits
Special: Hemo-ji (Finger)
Location: Wastelands
Stolen Item: Power Jelly
Dropped Item: Scorpion

Another Power Jelly steal, nothing special. However Boosee does drop the 
excellent Scorpion spear! Do not pass up on this weapon, it has a max 
attack of 17 which makes it a good spear for a lot of the game. This is 
not your only chance to get the Scorpion spear but you shouldn't miss 
out on getting two of them; especially one this early in the game.

Name: Balzack
Class: Soothesayer
Reward: 1755 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Lost Forest in West Aldia
Stolen Item: Spirit Seed
Dropped Item: Claymore

Balzack is the self-proclaimed guardian of the Lost Forest and will not 
fight you unless you ask him "Who are you". If you ask him where the 
exit is he will tell you the directions (How nice of him). If you're 
having trouble finding him head all the way up to the last path of the 
forest (The one that eventually leads up to the White House) and then 
head to the right and you should be able to go down. Head down and then 
to the right and you will run into him. The Spirit Seed that Shu can 
steal from him raises a character's magic defense when used during 
battle, when equiped as an accessory it can also shield the character 
from being inflicted with any attack that reduces the character's magic 
defense. It can also be combined at the Yagos Isle Combine Shop with a 
Brass Knuckles weapon to make the impressive Magic Nail weapon so you 
might want to pick this up and hold onto it so you can combine it 
whenever you get ahold of some Brass Knuckles. The Claymore sword that 
he drops is a pretty good weapon with a max attack of 15. Later in 
levels the weapon gains the special ability to raise the magic defense 
of the person it's equiped to. Certainly not one of the best swords in 
the game but compared to what's for sale in the shops at this point it's 
pretty good. If you're going to equip the Claymore to a monster I'd 
think about keeping the Meow Sword over it due to its defense-raising 
ability.

Name: Menan
Class: Giant Mummy
Reward: 1125 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Yagos Isle Sealed Ruins
Stolen Item: Tem's Grass
Dropped Item: Scale Legs

If you encounter Menan during your first trip through the Yagos Sealed 
Ruins you'll want to go ahead and defeat him as he only holds Tem's 
Grass to be stolen by Shu. Tem's Grass can be used on a character during 
battle to raise their catch and throw abilities, which really isn't all 
that useful. However he does drop a great footwear weapon, the Scale 
Legs. The Scale Legs are a good replacement for the Temporary Shoes you 
may have gotten from the wanted monster Shamus earlier in the Indigos 
Sewers. They both have the same amount of attack power but the Scale 
Legs have a bonus effect of causing the darkness status effect to the 
enemy when struck, which I find to be more useful than the Temporary 
Shoes increase in jump. Scale Legs also have two other uses. They can be 
combined with other weapons to make two truly badass weapons; possibly 
the best whip in the game, the Salamander, and the Dagger Boots. It 
would be an understatement to say not to miss out on getting a pair of 
Scale Legs.

Name: Tianus
Class: Wizard
Reward: 2025 G + 3 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Gallarno's House/Vacant House
Stolen Item: Meow Sword
Dropped Item: Herb

You have two opportunities to catch this wanted monster. You can either 
defeat him when you first enter Gallarno's House with Shante and are 
looking for the key to Gallarno's room or you can wait until it becomes 
a vacant house. Keep in mind that you cannot enter the Vacant House in 
search of Tianus until you complete three jobs that deal with the house. 
They are: "Monsters in Vacant House", "Protect House from Burglary", and 
"Robber's Revenge".  You'll probably want to wait till after it becomes 
vacant so you will have Shu with you and he can steal the Meow Sword 
from him. The Meow Sword only has a max attack of 8 but it has a special 
ability of raising the character's defense by 20-25! Which makes it 
perfect for monsters that use swords; especially early in the game. 
Tainus drops an Herb so no rarity there but the Meow Sword is just about 
one-of-a-kind so make sure that you pick it up.

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3.3: Seirya - Palencia

Name: Ragi
Class: Apostate Priest
Reward: 1575 G + 2 Merits
Special: Magic Shield
Location: Quina Hill
Stolen Item: Spirit Seed
Dropped Item: Miranda

The Miranda is a bead-type weapon of the earth element that's used by 
the Monk/Priest monsters of the same type as Ragi. It's one of the best 
bead weapons I've found as of this writing, only the Metal Balls and 
possibly the Fallen Rain is better. If you don't plan to capture any 
Monk/Priest monsters then you may just want to pass this up. The Spirit 
Seed, as mentioned on an earlier monster, raises a character's magic 
defense when used during battle, and can be equiped as an accessory to 
prevent a enemy lowering the character's magic defense. And as mentioned 
earlier also you can combine it with a Brass Knuckles weapon to make the 
Magic Nail weapon at the Yagos Isle Combine Shop.

Name: Kiba
Class: Ninja
Reward: 2115 G + 3 Merits
Special: Bomb-Shuriken 
Location: Quina Hill after gaining control of the Silver Noah
Stolen Item: Herb
Dropped Item: Wing Spear

Herbs can be found all over the place but the Wing Spear that Kiba drops 
is a pretty decent weapon. It has a max attack of 18 which isn't all 
that impressive but it does have a special ability that allows a 
character to dodge attacks more easily.

Name: Shako
Class: Ghost
Reward: 1800 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Palencia Castle Ruin
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: Green Mem Grass

I came back after acquiring the Silver Noah and tried to steal from 
Shako but to no avail; so you should go ahead and hunt down Shako when 
Elc, Diekbeck, and Poco are in the Ruins. He drops a Green Mem Grass 
item which can be used during battle to recover a character that is 
inflicted with the confusion status effect. It can also be equiped as an 
accessory to ward off the confusion effect as well.

Name: Diros
Class: Spelunker
Reward: 1890 G + 3 Merits
Special: Sleep Wind
Location: Palencia Castle Ruin
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: Mint

You must defeat Diros inside the Palencia Castle Ruin in order to 
advance the story when Elc and Diekbeck travel there with Poco; so you 
will not have a chance to steal from him due to Shu not being in your 
party. Diros drops a Mint which can be used during battle to recover a 
character that has been put to sleep. It can also be equiped as an 
accessory that shields a character from being put to sleep.

Name: Gia
Class: Black Dragon
Reward: 3600 G + 5 Merits
Special: Dark Breath
Location: Raus Plain
Stolen Item: Cure-All
Dropped Item: Dragon Claw

This wanted monster isn't on the wall with the rest of the Palencia 
Hunter's Guild's wanted posters. You'll notice that there is a lone 
poster on the wall next to the Guild worker but there is a plant in 
front of it. You can push the plant out of the way to get a look at the 
poster. Beware hunting Gia though, he is a level 90 monster! You can 
steal simple Cure-All from him and he drops a Dragon Claw weapon. The 
Dragon Claw is a decent weapon with a max attack of 24; better than the 
Power Arm and Iron Knuckle, but you can find better claw/fist types like 
Brass Knuckles, Cestus, and God's Fist. If you hunt Gia early enough 
though the Dragon Claw could be of a lot of use to you. Huge thanks to 
dmmagius@comcast.net who told me about Gia's wanted poster!

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3.4: Forles - Ramul

Name: Jad
Class: Barbarian
Reward: 1350 + 2 Merits
Special: Charge
Location: Holn
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: Cheer Nettle

You must fight Jad to advance the story during Lieza's second trip to 
Holn with Gogen to destroy the boulder blocking the entrance, so Shu is 
not available to steal an item from him. He drops a Cheer Nettle which 
causes a character to counterattack more often when used on them during 
battle.

Name: Balguli
Class: Death Lizard
Reward: 1440 G + 2 Merits
Special: Round Attack
Location: Fels Highland
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: Change Staff

Balguli comes with a Recover Fruit to steal. It heals a decent amount of 
HP but you can buy it in the stores so you should just go ahead and slay 
him while you are in Forles with Lieza. The Change Staff he drops is a 
rare staff weapon but it's a pretty pitiful one. It has a max attack of 
only 10 and with no special abilities. However the Change Staff can be 
combined in the Yagos Isle Combine Shop along with a Purple Mem Grass 
item to form the Mirage Wand that deals the confusion status effect upon 
striking an enemy, but even that is pretty mediocre with a max attack of 
only 14.

Name: Dillinger
Class: Evil Eye
Reward: 1485 G + 2 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Calmio Hill
Stolen Item: Herb
Dropped Item: Nettle

Nothing at all special about this monster; a simple Herb steal and a 
Nettle drop. The Nettle is an item that can be used during battle to 
recover a character from the stone condition and can also be equiped as 
an accessory to ward off the same effect as it recovers.

Name: Gaucrow
Class: Roc
Reward: 2250 G + 3 Merits
Special: Ground Shield
Location: Azenda Highland in Alatos
Stolen Item: Neba-neba
Dropped Item: Speed Bottle

Another mediocre wanted monster here. The Neba-neba item he has to steal 
is a battle item which when used on enemies lowers their agility and 
their range. The Speed Bottle he drops is another battle item which 
raises a character's speed when used on them during battle; could be 
useful if you don't use characters that have the Speed Up spell. You can 
also equip the Speed Bottle as an accessory to prevent monsters from 
lowering that character's agility with their abilities.

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3.5: Romalia - Houfion

Name: Gravis
Class: Zombie Master
Reward: 2160 G + 3 Merits
Special: Poison Wind
Location: The Heap after defeating Gallarno
Stolen Item: Bomb
Dropped Item: Drowned Ax

The Bomb item that you can steal from Gravis is simply an attack item 
that you can throw at an enemy to damage them, not all that useful. The 
Drowned Ax that he drops isn't all that great either seeing as it's 
attack power is less than the Warpick ax that Gruga starts with. 
However, the Drowned Ax is needed to make the Beam Ax at the Yagos Isle 
Combine Shop so you should still pick it up even though it's attack 
power is low.

Name: SA-200SP
Class: ??? (SA-200)
Reward: 2115 G + 3 Merits
Special: Speed Down
Location: Houfin
Stolen Item: Paralyzer
Dropped Item: N/A

SA-200SP is encountered in the Resistance Base in Houfin after Shu and 
Tosh return from scouting the Romalia Tunnel; he must be defeated to 
advance the story. The Paralyzer that can be stolen from him is a pretty 
good gun-type weapon for Shu, or one of your robot monsters if you 
happen to have one, that has a special ability to paralyze an enemy; 
it's also slightly stronger than the Sub Machine Gun that you can buy in 
the shops. SA-200SP doesn't have an item to drop as far as I can tell. I 
killed him repeatedly for over an hour with a Shell and a Unicorn Horn 
equiped and never got anything. If anybody gets a drop from him please 
e-mail me.

Name: Jackal
Class: Anubis
Reward: 3330 G + 4 Merits
Special: Holy Breath
Location: Houfin during the job "Slay the Nocturnal Monsters"
Stolen Item: Herb
Dropped Item: Tri-Shot

An Herb steal, nothing special, but take note of the Tri-Shot weapon 
that he has for a drop which is just about one-of-a-kind. It has a max 
attack of 14 which makes it stronger than the other pairs of footwear 
weapons you may have at this point but it's true usefulness is to 
combine it with the Scale Legs at the Yagos Isle Combine Shop to create 
the awesome Dagger Boots which have a max attack of 26! So don't pass up 
on getting them.

Name: Dorarosh
Class: Dark Wizard
Reward: 2475 G + 3 Merits
Special: Wind Slash
Location: Vacant House on Clenia Isle
Stolen Item: Tem's Grass
Dropped Item: Nuru-nuru

Dorarosh joins the ranks as yet another mediocre wanted monster. You can 
steal a Tem's Grass from him which when used on a character during 
battle raises their catch and throw ability. On the other hand his drop 
of Nuru-nuru can be used during battle to lower an enemies catch and 
throw abilities. I'd pass on them but they may be of some use to some 
other players.

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3.6: Greyshinne - Paysus

Name: Kido
Class: Red Monk
Reward: 2250 G + 3 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Noyam Plain
Stolen Item: Herb
Dropped Item: FlameGrizzle Fang

The Herb is pretty much worthless considering you should be able to buy 
more powerful healing items in the shop at this point but the 
FlameGrizzle Fang should not be passed up. It's a fang-type weapon with 
a max attack of 22! The only downside is that Paundit cannot use it in 
his Rabid Dog monster form as it is of the water element and the 
FlameGrizzle Fang is of the fire element. Perfect for any other monster 
that isn't of the water element though.

Name: Bishamon
Class: Black Knight
Reward: 2250 G + 3 Merits
Special: Explosion
Location: Noyam Plain
Stolen Item: Cheer Nettle
Dropped Item: Whirlwind Edge

The Cheer Nettle is nothing special only improving a character's ability 
to counterattack during battle when used on them, but the Whirlwind Edge 
sword is another story. With a max attack of 19 it packs a pretty good 
punch and also has a special ability to increase the move ability of the 
character it's equiped to.

Name: Flame Brothers
Class: Flame
Reward: 2700 G + 4 Merits
Special: Holy Breath
Location: Amaidar Mountain during the job "Monsters in Amaidar"
Stolen Item: Magic Apple
Dropped Item: Meow Fang

This isn't actually a special monster, but rather 3 Mysterious Fire 
normal enemies. They each hold the same items: a Magic Apple as a steal 
and a Meow Fang weapon as a drop. I highly recommend stocking as many 
Magic Apples as you can get your hands on because you're going to need 
them for the final battle with The Dark One at Sky Castle as they 
restore your precious MP.  The Magic Apple can also be equiped as an 
accessory and it says in it's description "Heals on use" but I have seen 
no evidence that it does anything when equiped; if anybody knows exactly 
what it does e-mail me. The Meow Fang is a rare fang-type weapon but 
it's rather pathetic in the attack department. It has a max attack of 4; 
yes you read that correctly, 4. However it does have a special ability 
to raise the character's magic stat by 20 which could be pretty good if 
you're looking to create a magic-based monster that can use fang-type 
weapons.

Name: Hell Spawn
Class: Death Druid
Reward: 2790 G + 4 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Anan Flats during the job "Play Cupid"
Stolen Item: Magic Apple
Dropped Item: Magic Apple

As said about the above monster; Magic Apples restore MP and can be 
quite hard to come by, so you might want to take this opportunity to add 
a few more to your inventory. Like I said on the above monster, you can 
equip the Magic Apple as an accessory and it says in it's description 
"Heals on use" but I haven't found it does anything special.

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3.7: Zariban - Elzark

Name: Maios
Class: Mummy
Reward: 2340 G + 3 Merits
Special: Extract
Location: Zariban Sealed Ruins
Stolen Item: Bitter Leaf
Dropped Item: Bear Claw

The Bitter Leaf item increases an allies' defense so it could be useful 
if you don't use characters that have the Protection spell. When equiped 
as an accessory it can also shield a character from having their defense 
lowered by enemy attacks. The Bear Claw that Maios drops is a rare claw-
type weapon. It's a pretty decent weapon with a max attack of 22; 
slightly better than other claw/fist weapons like the Power Arm but 
isn't nearly as good as some of the others like God's Fist, Cestus, or 
Brass Knuckles. But it's certainly better than what you'll find in the 
stores.

Name: Tasman
Class: Death Lizard
Reward: 2250 G + 5 Merits
Special: Petro Breath
Location: Ishima Rocks
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: Recover Fruit

Recover Fruits restore a pretty good amount of HP but can be bought in 
the shops so you should just slay this monster, cash in your bounty, and 
forget about his items.

Name: Shvaidel
Class: Sphynx
Reward: 2700 G + 3 Merits
Special: Poison Breath
Location: Salyan Desert
Stolen Item: Antidote Nut
Dropped Item: Metal Pads

The Antidote Nut that can be stolen from Shvaiden is an item that 
recovers a character from the poison status effect, it can also be 
equiped as an accessory to ward off the poison effect as well. The Metal 
Pads is a pretty decent weapon for your Slimes, Dragons, Gases, or other 
types of monsters that can use pad-type weapons. It has a max attack of 
16 and also an added ability to raise the monster's defense by 1 when 
equiped.

Name: Zanack
Class: Dark Paladin
Reward: 3150 G + 3 Merits
Special: Explosion
Location: Raiden Ruins during the job "Stop the Desert Theives II"
Stolen Item: Cheer Nettle
Dropped Item: Senior's Wish

Another Cheer Nettle steal; geez everyone and their dog has one of these 
it seems. As always it causes a character to counterattack more often 
during battle when used on them which is pretty much worthless at this 
point as your characters should be counterattacking from all directions 
by now. The Senior's Wish is a jewel accessory that boosts a character's 
defense by 4 when equiped. Not very useful seeing as a vast majority of 
accessories boost your character's defense more than the Senior's Wish 
while giving some sort of extra effect.

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3.8: Niedel - Misro

Name: Gigmunt
Class: Soothesayer
Reward: 2790 G + 4 Merits
Special: Tornado
Location: Misro Arena
Stolen Item: Full Power Fruit
Dropped Item: Spirit Seed

Gigmunt is an interesting monster in the sense that you don't have to 
take a job, look in a dungeon, or anything like that to find him; he's 
actually standing around inside of the arena. Inside the Misro Arena 
there is an NPC standing in front of the statue on the left-hand side of 
the room. Talk to him repeatedly and he will engage your party in a 3-
on-3 battle as the rest of the townsfolk flee the arena. The Full Power 
Fruit you can steal from him is a great item. You can either use it on a 
character to permanently raises one or more of a character's stats by 1, 
including attack, defense, magic, and agility. I say this because each 
Full Power Fruit I've gotten has raised different stats when I use it, 
very strange. You can equip the Full Power Fuit as an accessory to 
prevent enemies from lowering that character's offense, magic, defense, 
and agility. You've probably already seen the other item he has, the 
Spirit Seed, before and it can be used during battle to raise a 
character's magic stat. You can also equip it as an accessory to ward 
off enemy attempts to lower that character's magic stat. It also has a 
third use in it can be combined with a Brass Knuckles weapon at the 
Yagos Isle Combine Ship to create the Magic Nail weapon.

Name: Tosh
Class: Human
Reward: 1000000 G!
Special: Sword Skill
Location: Unknown (In your party obviously)
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: N/A

Another million-goz bounty, this time on Tosh. Just like Arc you cannot 
turn in Tosh but who would want to? For a kick, talk to the hunter in 
the purple cape in the Niedel Hunter's Guild with Tosh in the lead of 
your party, heh.

Name: Negdus
Class: Ogre
Reward: 2880 G + 4 Merits
Special: Protection
Location: Misro Arena during the job "Monster in the Arena"
Stolen Item: N/A
Dropped Item: N/A

It's everybody's favorite wanted monster during everybody's favorite 
job! Heh well okay it's probably everybody's most hated but look on the 
bright side he has no steals and no drops to worry about (I wasn't going 
to try anymore after I killed him for the fifth time and you can imagine 
how long that took). The best way I find to take out Negdus is to weaken 
the whole lot of them and then bring in a decently leveled Hemo-ji to 
drop a Chongara Bomb to finish them off. That usually gets the real 
Nedgus 2-out-of-3 times. Or you can bring in your heavy hitters; I 
highly recommend a party of Elc, Tosh, Iga, Gruga, and Shante and kill 
them over and over again 'till you finally get the real Nedgus, while 
Shante is there for healing and resurrection if things don't go too 
smoothly. Another alternative is to bring in your magic users, Gogen, 
Fu-jin, Rai-jin, Sania, and Shante or Poco are highly recommended if at 
a good level, and group your character's together to where the Nedgus' 
form around you and then unleash a magic barrage at them. It seems that 
the more of them you kill at one time the better the chance that you 
will get the real Nedgus. You'll know you've gotten the real one when he 
cries out "Grhhh...How...? after you defeat him. It'll take a while to 
find the real one but you'll probably gain a significant amount of 
levels for your characters by the time it's over. If anybody manages to 
get a steal or drop out of him by all means drop me a line and let me 
know.

Name: Queger
Class: Killer Wolf
Reward: 2925 G + 5 Merits
Special: Paralyze Breath
Location: Floor 1 of the Forbidden Ruins in Alatos
Stolen Item: Herb
Dropped Item: Styx

Yet another Herb steal, these are just about as common as the Cheer 
Nettle ones. Thankfully that is not all that Queger carries; he is also 
holding on to one of the most awesome fang-type weapons in the game, the 
Styx. It has a max attack of 22 but also a special ability to steal MP 
from the enemy upon attacking them! Perfect for Paundit or any other of 
your monsters that can use fang-type weapons. Do not pass up acquiring 
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3.9: Brakia - Gooz

Name: Garop
Class: Thunder Bird
Reward: 3060 G + 4 Merits
Special: Wind Slash
Location: Banza Montain after taking the job "Clear the Tracks!"
Stolen Item: Mad Builder
Dropped Item: Earth Charm

Garop can be a little difficult to find so let me explain. After taking 
the job "Clear the Tracks!" a new path that was once covered by lava 
will open up to the left of where you enter the mountain. In the first 
room through the new path Garop can appear, but it can take some leaving 
and then re-entering to get him to appear. Garop's stolen item is one 
that should not be missed if you're a user of monsters. The Mad Builder 
is a simply phenomenal pad-type weapon. It has a max attack of 26 plus 
an added ability to blind an enemy upon striking them with it. Garop's 
dropped item is an Earth Charm which when used during battle can grant 
earth resistance to a character plus raise their proficiency with earth-
type attacks.

Name: Gigas
Class: Shriek Lord
Reward: 2925 G + 4 Merits
Special: Dispel
Location: Banza Mountain
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: Wind Charm

Recover Fruit as a steal again, so nothing to worry about there. Gigas 
does have a Wind Charm to drop though which when used during battle can 
give wind resistance to a character and also can raise the character's 
proficiency with wind-type attacks.

Name: Dabano
Class: Doll Master
Reward: 2970 G + 5 Merits
Special: ?
Location: Banza Mountain after rescuing Elena
Stolen Item: Magic Apple
Dropped Item: Dark Stream

Dabano is the owner of a few good items, but not great. Magic Apples are 
pretty rare and I strongly recommend any chance you have to gain another 
one of them, so I would take the steal. The Dark Stream weapon he drops 
is of the mace-type and of the dark element with a pretty good attack of 
21 but it's not nearly as strong as the Astral Pole you can make at the 
Yagos Isle Combine Shop. If you're having problems finding Dabano he 
appears in the very first monster encounter room on the path up to the 
top of the mountain.

Name: Dreyper
Class: Skeleton Knight
Reward: 3060 G + 4 Merits
Special: Strike Power
Location: Banza Mountain after taking the job "Monsters on the Tracks!"
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: Cheer Nettle

Dreyper is another wanted monster that is kinda hard to find. After 
taking the job "Monsters on the Tracks!" a new path will be opened up on 
the left-hand side of the wall where you cleared the rocks off the 
tracks during the "Clear the Tracks!" job. In the first room you enter 
after passing through the new path, Dreyper appears, although you may 
have to go back out of the room and then back in a few times to get him 
to appear. He has the very common Recover Fruit to steal and to top it 
off he has the even more common Cheer Nettle as a drop. I think 
everybody knows what they do by know. If not, check some of the above 
monsters. :)

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3.10: Millmana - Ajarl

Name: Dalcios
Class: Red Dragon
Reward: 3150 G + 5 Merits
Special: Fire Breath
Location: Razen Pond
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: FlameWonder Card

Recover Fruit steal, yet again. However Dalcios retains a weapon that 
should not be missed. The FlameWonder Card that he drops is one of the 
best weapons, if not the best, that you will find for Sania. It has a 
max attack of 28 and is also fire-elemental. I'm not a huge fan of 
elemental weapons but with 28 attack and it being for a magician like 
Sania, I'm definitely willing to turn a blind eye. If you use Sania you 
are not going to want to miss out on acquiring this weapon for her.

Name: Gorgas
Class: Weretiger
Reward: 3105 G + 4 Merits
Special: Charge
Location: Ruvag Woods
Stolen Item: Cheer Nettle
Dropped Item: Attack Bottle

Gorgas is Millmana's resident mediocre wanted monster. Yet another Cheer 
Nettle steal whose's effects have been mentioned numerous times in this 
FAQ. The Attack Bottle is an item that raises the attack power of the 
character when used on them during battle. You can also equip the Attack 
Bottle as an accessory to prevent monsters from lowering that 
character's attack power with their abilities.

Name: Kish
Class: Treant
Reward: 3150 G + 4 Merits
Special: Throw Seed
Location: Nien Forest
Stolen Item: Pity
Dropped Item: Damocles Blade

The Damocles Blade has the unique ability to raise the max MP of a 
character when they level up. Nothing significant, one, maybe two MP per 
level depending on the level of the weapon. Could be useful for Arc if 
you prefer to give the Romancing Stone to another character. It also has 
a max attack of 21 which is nice but certainly not one of the best out 
there. The Pity is a claw-type weapon with a max attack of 22 which is 
better than a lot of the claw/fist weapons you may have right now like 
the Power Arm and Iron Knuckle. It's good, but you can find much better.

Name: Grovis
Class: Dark Wraith
Reward: 6480 G + 4 Merits
Special: Confusion
Location: Deep Sea Oil Rig after defeating Yagun
Stolen Item: Fate Sword
Dropped Item: Full Power Fruit

Grovis may be the most annoying wanted monster out there, maybe even 
more than Negdus. You only have one chance to encounter him and that is 
inside the Deep Sea Oil Rig after you have defeated Yagun and are 
escaping the rig. Grovis is not on the way out of the rig so you have to 
take a detour to encounter him and of course you only have a certain 
amount of time to escape. To find him (Starting outside of the save 
room) head up the stairs to the left and head through the pipe that is 
on the next screen. Head up the next stairs to the left and quickly take 
care of the enemies that you encounter in the next room. Next head all 
the way up the stairs in front of you and then take the door on the 
right. Inside head up the ramp and then down through the door at the 
bottom of the screen. On the next screen hurry up the stairs and then 
through the door on the far right. Grovis is encounted in this room. He 
has two pretty good items. First is the Fate Sword which is actually a 
dagger. It has a max attack of 22 which is really good for a dagger, 
unfortunatly it has an ability that makes the wielder take damaged upon 
attacking an enemy with it. I think it's worth getting but you be the 
judge. The second item is a Full Power Fruit which can be used for one 
of two things. You can be equiped as an accessory and ward off enemy 
abilities that would lower the character's stats that include offense, 
magic, defense, and agility. Or you can use it as an item on a character 
to permanently raise one or more of their stats by 1, but which stats 
seem to vary with every one. Either way you decide to use it you'll get 
good use out of it.

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3.11: Balbalard - Muhad

Name: Darius
Class: Earth Devil
Reward: 3600 G + 5 Merits
Special: Ground Shield
Location: Kanara Desert
Stolen Item: Bitter Leaf
Dropped item: Black Powder

Another wanted monster that has a Bitter Leaf to steal. Again, it raises 
an allies' defense when used on them during battle, so it could be 
useful. It can also be equiped as an accessory to shield a character 
from enemy attacks that lower the character's defense. Black Powder is a 
battle item that you can use against an enemy to lower their jump 
ability.

Name: Gualde
Class: Ninja Master
Reward: 3645 G + 5 Merits
Special: Bomb Shuriken
Location: Tukae Cave
Stolen Item: Andel Claim
Dropped Item: N/A

Gualde is encountered poising as Rata and Nam's mother in a story battle 
in the Tukae Cave. When defeated he just kinda vanishes so he doesn't 
have a chance to drop an item. However he does have a rare weapon, the 
Andel Claim, which is of the flail-type. It has a max attack of 15 which 
isn't very impressive but it does have the special ability to lower the 
magic stat of an enemy when they are struck with the weapon. Wonder why 
they named it after Andel? I suppose Gualde stole it from him, heh.

Name: Guadiras
Class: Arch Mage
Reward: 3915 G + 5 Merits
Special: Weakness
Location: Balbalard Sealed Ruins
Stolen Item: Cure-All
Dropped Item: Mint

Guadiras can be a tad bit difficult to find due to his location being a 
one-shot battle and you can't leave and exit the room to get him to 
appear, you have to exit the entire dungeon to try again. He is located 
in the far left monster room on B1 after flipping the switch on the 
left-hand side of the room. Cure-All he has to steal can be bought in 
stores and is pretty pointless with so many characters possessing the 
Refresh spell so just pass up on this one. He drops a Mint which is an 
item you can use in battle to recover a character from the sleep effect. 
You can also equip the Mint as an accessory to prevent the character 
from being inflicted with the sleep effect.

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3.12: Amigue - Morea

Name: Dolgon
Class: Earth Giant
Reward: 3330 G + 4 Merits
Special: Invincibility
Location: Altrapas Wilds
Stolen Item: Bronze Guard
Dropped Item: Mystic Knife

The Bronze Guard accessory isn't all that special but it's slightly 
better than the Blade Guards that you can buy in the shops with a max 
defense of 12. But when compared to the Legend Charms and Light Elbows 
of the same type it's little more than junk. But if some of your 
characters are still wearing Blade Guards then by all means pick the 
Bronze Guard up as a replacement. The Mystic Knife is a dagger-type 
weapon with a max attack of 19 and a special ability to raise the magic 
stat of the wielder; one of the best daggers I have found thus far. 
Perfect for Arc, Lieza, Fu-jin, Rai-jin, or any magic-using monsters you 
may have that can equip daggers.

Name: Golgon
Class: Frost Giant
Reward: 3420 G + 4 Merits
Special: Blizzard
Location: Altrapas Wilds after defeating Dolgon (See above)
Stolen Item: Slayer Heavy Suit
Dropped Item: Crusty Pads

Golgon holds two really great items. His stolen item is the Slayer Heavy 
Suit which is a great piece of armor coming in with 21 defense; up there 
with other great pieces of armor like the Elven Chain and Fire Robe. The 
Crusty Pads is a pad-type weapon with an attack power of 22; which is 
good for a pad weapon. However it's not nearly as strong as the Mad 
Builder weapon of the same type from the Garop monster back in Brakia. 
If you have several monsters than can use pad-type weapons then I'd 
highly recommend not missing out on the Crusty Pads either.

Name: Belladonna
Class: Master Gargoyle
Reward: 3510 G + 5 Merits
Special: Charge
Location: Amigue Sealed Ruins
Stolen Item: Cheer Nettle
Dropped Item: Dark Stream

Belladonna is sort of a rare encounter in the Amigue Sealed Ruins. If 
you're having trouble finding him he is located on B1. If you don't see 
him head back up the stairs and then back down again and he may appear 
then. A Cheer Nettle is his steal but I think by now we shouldn't be too 
suprised by this one. He also carries the Dark Stream mace which you may 
already have if you hunted the items off of Dabano back in Brakia. It's 
of the dark element with a max attack of 21.

Name: Darry
Class: Stone Fly
Reward: 3510 G + 4 Merits
Special: Petro Breath
Location: Amigue Sealed Ruins
Stolen Item: Recover Fruit
Dropped Item: Nettle

Well here we are, the final monster on our list. Unfortunatly he is yet 
another mediocre one. A common Recover Fruit as a steal and a Nettle as 
a drop. The Nettle is an item that can cure the stone status effect of a 
character and can also be equiped as an accessory to ward off the stone 
effect as well.

That's it. You've now caught all of the wanted monsters in the game. Pat 
yourself on the back and take a nice, long look at your inventory full 
of rare items. :)

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4: Other Rare Drops

This is just a simple list of other rare items that I have seen dropped 
in my playthroughs of Arc II:

Temporary Shoes dropped by Green Slime (Ingios Sewers)
Neutrino Blade dropped by Giant Bat (Yagos Isle Sealed Ruins)
WindKnife dropped by Roc (Salba Desert in West Aldia)
Bear Flail dropped by Fire Bird (Training Rock on Clenia Isle)
Elegant Cloak dropped by Blood Zombies (Chimera Research Lab)
Ice Knife dropped by Zombie (Chimera Research Lab)
Death Crimson dropped by Arch Knight (Vacant House on Clenia Isle)
Earth Robe dropped by Demi-Zombie (Gia Temple)
Battle Ax dropped by Berserker (Forles Battle Maps)
Flame Knife dropped by Mud Goblin (Banza Mountain in Brakia)
EarthLong Sword dropped by Skeleton (Yagos Isle Sealed Ruins)
Metal Balls dropped by Slime Bomber (Razen Pond in Millmana)
Dark Blade dropped by Ice Giant (North Tower) 
Short Pole dropped by Wind Devil (Wastelands in East Aldia)
Mystic Knife dropped by Earth Giant (Altrapas Wilds in Amigue)
Moon Stone dropped by Mutant Fly (Zariban Sealed Ruins)
Ice Saber dropped by Barbarian (Holn during Lieza visit)
Golden Dragon dropped by Dark Wraith (Palencia Castle Ruin)
Tri-Shot dropped by Assassin (Houfion in Romalia when Shu saves Danny)
Change Staff dropped by Grim Stalker (Farlos Battle Maps) 
Gold Beak dropped by Iron Golem (Water Shrine in Zariban)
Scale Wand dropped by Giant Lizard (Ishima Rocks in Zariban)
Damocles Blade dropped by Dark Hemo-ji (Nein Forest in Millmana)
Red Jewelry dropped by Red Phantom (Deep Sea Oil Rig)
Meow Shoes dropped by Mum Mummy (Pyramid in Balbalard) 
Sixteenth Night dropped by Ghost (Greyshinne Sealed Ruins)
Dark Smasher dropped by Warlock (Alatos Sealed Ruins)
Hyper Stick dropped by PA-200 (Brakia Sealed Ruins)

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5: Credits

- God for giving me hands to type this FAQ and the patience to get all 
of the steals and drops contained within in it.

- CjayC for excepting this and for running a place where gamers can find 
all of the help they need and authors like myself can have their work 
hosted, GameFAQs.com.

- Working Designs to bring the Arc series state-side! My RPG collection 
would not be complete without these masterpieces.

- star_sage@hotmail.com for e-mailing me about Golza having a Gladius 
and a Jump Nettle instead of two Jump Nettles for items.

- dmmagius@comcast.net for telling me about the hidden wanted monster 
poster, Dark Dragon Gia, in the Palencia Hunter's Guild. Thanks!

- You the reader, because it means so much to me that people view my 
work and get the help they need. Drop me a line sometime!

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Copyright 2008 Dale Ray (KatanaSoul)

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