Star Ocean Till the End of Time - Battle Arena Guide
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Copyright 2004, Shadow47001
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Table of Contents

I.   Introduction
II.  Single Battle
     A. Rank D
     B. Rank C
     C. Rank B
     D. Rank A
     E. Rank S
III. Team Battle
     A. Rank D
     B. Rank C
     C. Rank B
     D. Rank A
     E. Rank S
IV.  Ranking Battle
     A. Teams
     B. Reigning Champions
V.   Credits

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I. Introduction

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This is a guide for the Battle Arena in Gemity, which cannot be
accessed until disc 2. You can participate the moment you arrive,
and is a good place for exp and Fol depending on which battles you
participate in. 

To access it: After arriving in Gemity, head as far north as you
can, and enter the teleporter. Then talk to the lady to start.

There are 3 modes of combat, Single, Team, and Ranking. The first
two require a small fee to enter, and must finish five rounds of 
combat. The 3rd is the most difficult but is the most rewarding.

If you feel like sending in any battle strategies or tips, go ahead. 
I'll see if I can add it somewhere.


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II. Single Battle

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As the name implies, you pick one of your characters to participate
in a single battle. There are 5 battles you must win, and if you
win all 5 rounds, you get a reward. Since you are by yourself, you
must be cautious against strong enemies.

There are 5 Ranks you can participate, which affect the difficulty.

Rank       Fee            Reward
D Rank     100 Fol        Magical Berries
C Rank     300 Fol        Mallet Charm
B Rank     500 Fol        Bunny Shoes
A Rank     1000 Fol       Star Guard
S Rank     2000 Fol       Imposing Scroll

You can get the Rank C-D rewards more than once by using a different 
character (one time per char), while you can only get the Rank S-B 
rewards only once.

Tips:
- You should get the hang of using Cancel Bonus often, as that is
  the key to quick easy victories. You'll be using it a lot, in all
  the modes in the Arena, so better get used to using it.

- You can use a synthed weapon as well, to make the battles even
  easier. On Rank S, a fully synthed weapon is recommended.

- Use items over Symbology, since it is faster. Use Physical/Mental
  Enhancers, as you can simply buy them from the shops in Gemity. 

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A. Single Battle - Rank D

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Info:
- This is a easy way to get Magical Berries if you need any.
- The first time you get here, this should be no problem for you.
  If you're having trouble on this rank, either your lvls/equipment 
  are not good, or you need to play better.

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Round 1:
Fire Zombie
HP: 16,200     Exp: 450
MP: 50         Fol: 595
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Round 2:
Nova Blaze
HP: 15,000     Exp: 340
MP: 60         Fol: 1010
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Round 3:
Magma Man
HP: 34,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 22,000     Fol: 1150
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Round 4:
Stinger
HP: 11,000     Exp: 1000
MP: 300        Fol: 425
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Round 5:
Destroyer
HP: 28,000     Exp: 5600
MP: 1600       Fol: 2620

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B. Single Battle - Rank C

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Round 1:
Yuan-ti
HP: 45,000     Exp: 1400
MP: 1500       Fol: 1000
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Round 2:
Giant Moth
HP: 25,600     Exp: 1200
MP: 2500       Fol: 1350
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Round 3:
Incapacitator 4
HP: 17,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1500
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Round 4:
Flaming Zombie
HP: 35,000     Exp: 1500
MP: 3500       Fol: 3250
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Round 5:
Blood Monster
HP: 70,000     Exp: 10,000
MP: 5000       Fol: 3640

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C. Single Battle - Rank B

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Info: 
- Difficulty begins to pick up a little here, but nothing too hard.

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Round 1:
Giant Mantis
HP: 45,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 8000       Fol: 1700
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Round 2:
Death Master
HP: 45,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 8000       Fol: 1640
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Round 3:
Gas Dragon Zombie
HP: 82,500     Exp: 6000
MP: 8000       Fol: 5200
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Round 4:
Proclaimer
HP: 82,500     Exp: 6000
MP: 8000       Fol: 8300
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Round 5:
Chimera
HP: 200,000    Exp: 17,000
MP: 28,000     Fol: 5000

Tips:
- This Chimera is the same as the boss version you face, you're 
  just by yourself this time. Use items if needed.

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D. Single Battle - Rank A

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Info:
- If you haven't been Cancel Bonusing before, you should now.
- A synthed weapon isn't neccessary, but it helps.

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Round 1: 
Vile Lizard
HP: 76,065     Exp: 3500
MP: 3457       Fol: 4250
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Round 2:
Yellow Reaper
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 4400
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Round 3:
Demon Beast
HP: 160,000    Exp: 3800
MP: 7000       Fol: 3610
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Round 4:
Dragon Corpse
HP: 240,000    Exp: 8900
MP: 7000       Fol: 6100

Tips:
- He can paralyze you, so you may want to equip an accessory to
  prevent that
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Round 5:
Master Demon
HP: 500,000    Exp: 13,000
MP: 30,000     Fol: 4900

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E. Single Battle - Rank S

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Info:
- Cancel Bonus is the key to quick victories here.
- First 3 fights are easy, difficulty increases a bit on last 2.
- This mode is good for some Exp for the char you're using.

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Round 1:
Nova Blaze
HP: 85,000     Exp: 4580
MP: 1800       Fol: 4150
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Round 2:
Masque Looter
HP: 79,365     Exp: 5840
MP: 3607       Fol: 6500
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Round 3:
Sharow
HP: 82,000     Exp: 5300
MP: 5000       Fol: 6500
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Round 4:
Huge Chimera
HP: 182,900    Exp: 17,000
MP: 3645       Fol: 23,000

Tips:
- Basically the same as the Chimera in Rank B, just less HP. Fight
  him as you normally would.
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Round 5:
Render Tyrant
HP: 500,000    Exp: 25,000
MP:  13,728    Fol: 65,000

Tips:
- The Render Tyrant has an attack called Ice Beam. When he starts
  charging up for it, move away from his front side, as that is 
  where he fires it. If you get hit, your HP will drop quickly,
  unless you're strong enough to possibly take the hit.
- A synthed weapon is recommended.
- If you want, use a stun bomb to cancel his Ice Beam.


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III. Team Battle

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Just like Single Battle, except you can use your party. This is
actually somewhat easier, since you're really just fighting the
same groups of enemies. Some of them are in multiple groups, but 
still no real threat as long as you know what you're doing.

Rank       Fee            Reward
D Rank     100 Fol        Synthesis Materials
C Rank     300 Fol        Tri-Emblum
B Rank     500 Fol        Scumbag Slayer
A Rank     1000 Fol       Star Splash
S Rank     2000 Fol       Ring of Slaughter

You can get the Rank C-D rewards up to 6 times, while you can 
only get the Rank S-B rewards only once.

When I list Exp/Fol values, that's for the individual enemy if 
there is more of the same type, it's not combined.

Tips:
- Since you have a team, these battles aren't as difficult as
  the Single Battles. Have someone be healer if needed though.

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A. Team Battle - Rank D

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Round 1:
Fire Zombie x2
HP: 16,200     Exp: 450
MP: 50         Fol: 595
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Round 2:
Nova Blaze x2
HP: 15,000     Exp: 340
MP: 60         Fol: 1010
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Ghostly Hag x1
HP: 13,600     Exp: 343
MP: 65         Fol: 15
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Round 3:
Magma Man x1
HP: 34,000     Exp: 1200
MP:  22,000    Fol: 1150
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Round 4:
Stinger x4
HP: 11,000     Exp: 1000
MP: 300        Fol: 425
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Round 5:
Destroyer x2
HP: 28,000     Exp: 5600
MP: 1600       Fol: 2620

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B. Team Battle - Rank C

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Round 1:
Yuant-ti x2
HP: 45,000     Exp: 1400
MP: 1500       Fol: 1000
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Round 2:
Giant Moth x3
HP: 25,600     Exp: 1200
MP: 2500       Fol: 1350
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Round 3:
Incapacitator 4 x3
HP: 17,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1500
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Round 4:
Flaming Zombie x3
HP: 35,000     Exp: 1500
MP: 3500       Fol: 3250
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Round 5:
Blood Monster x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 10,000
MP: 5000       Fol: 3640

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C. Team Battle - Rank B

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Round 1:
Giant Mantis x3
HP: 45,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 8000       Fol: 1700
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Round 2:
Aquaregia x2
HP: 39,000     Exp: 2000
MP: 3000       Fol: 6500
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Round 3:
Gas Dragon Zombie x1
HP: 82,500     Exp: 6000
MP: 8000       Fol: 5200
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Round 4:
Proclaimer x1
HP: 82,500     Exp: 6000
MP: 8000       Fol: 8300
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Round 5:
Chimera x1
HP: 200,000    Exp: 17,000
MP: 28,000     Fol: 5000

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D. Team Battle - Rank A

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Round 1:
Vile Lizard x2
HP: 76,065     Exp: 3500
MP: 3457       Fol: 4250
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Round 2:
Yellow Reaper x2
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 4400
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Round 3:
Demon Beast x1
HP: 160,000    Exp: 3800
MP: 7000       Fol: 3610
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Round 4:
Dragon Corpse x1
HP: 240,000    Exp: 8900
Exp: 9000      Fol: 6100
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Round 5:
Master Demon x1
HP: 500,000    Exp: 13,000
MP: 30,000     Fol: 4900

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E. Team Battle - Rank S

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Info:
- With 3 people, this isn't as hard as Single Battle. Have someone 
  be a healer and you should be all set.
 
Round 1:
Aqua Wisp x3
HP: 80,000     Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 125
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Round 2:
Masque Looter x3
HP: 79,365     Exp: 5840
MP: 3607       Fol: 6500
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Round 3:
Sharow x2
HP: 82,000     Exp: 5300
MP: 5000       Fol: 6500

Winged Mantis x1
HP: 80,190     Exp: 5500
MP: 3645       Fol: 4250
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Round 4:
Huge Chimera x2
HP: 182,900    Exp: 17,000
MP: 3645       Fol: 23,000
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Round 5:
Render Tyrant x1
HP: 500,000    Exp: 25,000
MP: 13,728     Fol: 65,000

Tips:
- Since you have 2 others with you, you don't have to worry about
  his Ice Beam attack as much (unless you're all lined up)


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IV. Ranking Battle

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Unlike the other modes, you register a name for your team, and
compete against 50 other teams. You only have to deal with one battle
at a time instead of five, which makes the beginning rather easy.

Here are the names you can choose from:
- Knights Between Time
- Steel Knights
- Arthur and the Knights of Teatable
- Rebels Without an Existence
- Arcane Warriors of the Black Brigade
- Mystic Dragon Eyes
- Onward! Defrosted Tuna Team
- Fayt and Company

According to EChang's PA Guide, your party members like certain names:
Sophia likes the 8th one best; Maria likes the 1st; Cliff likes the 2nd; 
Nel likes the 4th; Albel likes the 5th; Roger likes the 3rd; Peppita 
likes the 7th. Mirage doesn't like any one in particular, but the 1st, 
5th, and the 6th raise her feelings towards you slightly, whereas the 
7th one lowers them slightly. But other than this, it doesn't really
matter what you pick.

After registering your team name, a menu is brought up with all these
team names. Yours is at the very bottom. You can fight up to four ranks 
ahead of you. You advance up by winning against teams higher rank than 
yours. Each time you win you also get prize money based on the teams 
you beat. If you lose a battle, your rank may drop by one.

Tips:
- When you first try this out, you should be able to get to Rank 20-30.

- At around Rank 15-20, battles will increase in difficulty (depending on 
  your lvl though). At this time, have synthed weapons to make it easier, 
  which should get you to Rank 5 or so, depending on equipment and lvls.

- For easy lvling and some quick cash near beginning, fight the 
  "Get Em! Twin Beast!!" team, as they aren't really hard but give a good 
  Exp/Fol amount, especially with the Triple Exp and Double Fol bonuses.

- The "Demon Lords" team is actually stronger than the "Dragoon Knights"
  because of the way the Demon Lord fights. However, they give more Fol.

- If you have the "Enemy ATK +100% 10x Fol" factor, you can very easily
  make millions if you face the "Dragoon Knights" team. Refer to Xythar's
  Money Making FAQ for more info on this.

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A. Ranking Battles - Teams

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Upon winning these battles, you get a Fol prize. I put the Fol prize 
next to the team name. I've arranged the teams as lowest Fol prize 
and increasing. Do note this is basically how the rankings are 
normally, difficulty increasing as you move up.

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The Bandits - 50 Fol

Thieving Scumbag x3
HP: 200        Exp: 1
MP: 9          Fol: 3
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AAAAAAAA - 60 Fol

Thieving Scumbag x3
HP: 200        Exp: 1
MP: 9          Fol: 3

Hyper Nobleman x1
HP: 2640       Exp: 35
MP: 120        Fol: 6
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Ghost Hunters - 70 Fol

Ghostly Hag x3
HP: 13,600     Exp: 343
MP: 65         Fol: 15
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Beowulf - 80 Fol

Kobold x3
HP: 3400       Exp: 60
MP: 168        Fol: 41
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Secure or Not? - 90 Fol

4D Security Soldier x3
HP: 16,000     Exp: 500
MP: 2000       Fol: 800
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Twin Beast - 100 Fol

Demonic Hound x2
HP: 12,000     Exp: 220
MP: 350        Fol: 165
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Frog Warriors - 120 Fol

Toad Beast x1
HP: 704        Exp: 5
MP: 34         Fol: 9

Spawn x1
HP: 6160       Exp: 200
MP: 280        Fol: 20

Toadpole x1
HP: 8500       Exp: 320
MP: 280        Fol: 340
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Berserkers - 150 Fol

Berserker x 3
HP: 12,800     Exp: 400
MP: 300        Fol: 340
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Tiamat - 180 Fol

Yuan-ti x1
HP: 45,000     Exp: 1400
MP: 1500       Fol: 100

Lizard Man x2
HP: 2000       Exp: 60
MP: 116        Fol: 40
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Arch-Summoners - 200 Fol

Lv15 Mage x1
HP: 4488       Exp: 180
MP: 820        Fol: 140

Devil Child x3
HP: 16,000     Exp: 500
MP: 2000       Fol: 850
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Get'em! Twin Beast - 250 Fol

Medusa Beast x2
HP: 80,000     Exp: 10,000
MP: 20,000     Fol: 8150

Tip:
- This group is very good for lvling for a while.
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Knights of Babylon - 275 Fol

Bogle Solider x2
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1600
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Angels of Flame - 300 Fol

Robinwind x2
HP: 200,000    Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1560

Tip:
- This group has a lot of HP despite being a low rank, probably
  not worth fighting them.
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Soliders of Mu - 350 Fol

Toad Fighter x1
HP: 2552       Exp: 59
MP: 116        Fol: 37

Aquaregia x1
HP: 11,100     Exp: 400
MP: 1800       Fol: 470

Toadpole x1
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1550
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Three Warriors of Flame - 400 Fol

Lv80 Fighter x3
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 20,000     Fol: 1600
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Bloody Stream - 450 Fol

Lv25 Fighter x4
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1600
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Eurus of the East Wind - 500 Fol

Ghostly Hag x2
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 150
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Notus of the South Wind - 550 Fol

War Vulture x2
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1560
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Boreas of the North Wind - 600 Fol

Ghostly Hag x2
HP: 20,000     Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 150
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Zephyrus of the West Wind - 700 Fol

Lility x2
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000
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Don't Lose! Twin Beast - 750 Fol

Cerberus x2
HP: 16,000     Exp: 500
MP: 2000       Fol: 800
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Knight Roseria - 800 Fol

Cleaver Knight x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000
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Player Killers - 900 Fol

Fighter x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2830

Ridiculer x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000

Robinwind x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000
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Wild Beast - 1000 Fol

Berserker King x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2800

Brutish Beast x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2800
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Imperial Guard - 1200 Fol

Lum Knight x3
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2850
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Gigantomakia - 1250 Fol

Golem SUS303 x2
HP: 68,000     Exp: 2100
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000
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The Three Gurus - 1400 Fol

Adept Necromancer x3
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2540
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Silent Hammer - 1500 Fol

Scarlet Armor x1
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2540

Bogle Leader x3
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 3000
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Double Edge - 1700 Fol

Yuan-ti x3
HP: 70,000     Exp: 3000
MP: 6000       Fol: 2750
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Spirit Mediums - 1800 Fol

Lv55 Mage x1
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 3250

Robinwind x2
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 3250
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Go! Go! Twin Beast - 2000 Fol

Bogle Leader x2
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 3250
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Daddy's Little Rich Boys - 2200 Fol

Unholy Terror x2
HP: 84,000     Exp: 2500
MP: 7000       Fol: 3400
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Dragon Eyes - 2500 Fol

Forager x4
HP: 80,000     Exp: 2111
MP: 7000       Fol: 2850
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Red Ram - 3000 Fol

Dragoon Knight x3
HP: 110,000    Exp: 5800
MP: 3645       Fol: 210
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Magic-Users - 3500 Fol

Swordsman x2
HP: 80,000     Exp: 2100
MP: 7000       Fol: 2850

Halberdier x2
HP: 2200       Exp: 45
MP: 100        Fol: 10
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Undead Masters - 4000 Fol

Dragon Tooth x3
HP: 89,000     Exp: 6000
MP: 10,000     Fol: 32

Unholy Terror x1
HP: 80,000     Exp: 2111
MP: 7000       Fol: 3300
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Insect Lords - 4500 Fol

Master Ridiculer x1
HP: 80,000     Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 127

Zebra Wasp x6
HP: 80,000     Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 125
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Intangible Truth - 5000 Fol

Blue Golem x2
HP: 80,000     Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 190
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Armored Knights - 5200 Fol

Flying Dark Armor x3
HP: 80,000     Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 127
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Chukobher - 5500 Fol

Immortal Lord x1
HP: 100,000    Exp: 3800
MP: 8000       Fol: 205

Heat Haze x1
HP: 110,000    Exp: 5500
MP: 3645       Fol: 195
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Twin Beast Yahoo! - 5700 Fol

Monstrous Beast x2
HP: 80,190     Exp: 5200
MP: 3645       Fol: 195
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We'll Show You! - 6000 Fol

Mecha Scumbag x3
HP: 82,000     Exp: 2800
MP: 3450       Fol: 2000

Tip:
- You get a BT just for defeating this guy
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White Lily Battlefield - 6500 Fol

Heat Haze x3
HP: 110,000    Exp: 5500
MP: 3645       Fol: 195
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Borgeoisie - 7000 Fol

Dragoon Knight x3
HP: 110,000    Exp: 5800
MP: 3645       Fol: 210

Super Nobleman x1
HP: 1220       Exp: 32
MP: 68         Fol: 14
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Sherwood - 7500 Fol

Scarlet Knight x3
HP: 130,000    Exp: 5450
MP: 3645       Fol: 180

Robinwind x1
HP: 200,000    Exp: 1200
MP: 2600       Fol: 1560
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Knights of the Bloody Sword - 8000 Fol

Bloody Knight x5
HP: 128,000    Exp: 5500
MP: 3645       Fol: 190
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Tornado - 8500 Fol

Tornado x1
HP: 130,000    Exp: 5460
MP: 3645       Fol: 150

Bogle Leader x1
HP: 150,000    Exp: 5450
MP: 3645       Fol: 185

Bogle Soldier x1
HP: 120,000    Exp: 5500
MP: 3645       Fol: 200
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Knights of the Sacred Beast - 9000 Fol

Lum Knight x3
HP: 130,000    Exp: 5560
MP: 3645       Fol: 250
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Demon Lords - 10,000 Fol

Demon Lord x1
HP: 2,000,000  Exp: 80,000
MP: 500,000    Fol: 150,000

Miriam x1
HP: 1,800,000  Exp: 0
MP: 300,000    Fol: 156,000

Tips:
- The Demon Lord is the main threat, try to take him out first.
- Don't have to, but you may want to keep someone far from the fight
  to heal the others if needed.
- Try not to be grouped together, the Demon Lord can kill easily you 
  with some of his area-effect attacks.
- Stun bombs can cancel attacks for a short while. If the Demon Lord
  is gonna use an attack like Sword of Darkness, just use a stun bomb.

Battle Strategy (from Master LL):
"{Sword attack}
Run away, then counter when the "burning field" is dissipating.

{Crimson Sword}
AAA, then counter attack

{Sword of Darkness (the summon)}
Run in a straight line in away from him, then a U-shape direction to 
get behind him. The summon will move in a weird zig-zag attack

After getting away safely, you have a few seconds to recover. You can 
also set up a high Cancel Bonus combo so right when the Demon Lord comes 
out of the attack, he'll take full damage.

{Flashing Sword}
Teleport sword attack... AAA, then counterattack.

{AAA suggestion: Standard}
Stunning him will give you time to heal up quickly or anything else. 
After AAA, wait till he has full Fury before counterattack... that way his 
own fury will drop to 50% so he can attack and retaliate less."
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Dragoon Knights - 12,000 Fol

Dragoon x1
HP: 2,000,000  Exp: 30,000
MP: 300,000    Fol: 156,000

Crystal Dragon x1
HP: 2,500,000  Exp: 30,000
MP: 300,000    Fol: 17,000

Tips:
- The Dragoon can be easily killed if you got a weapon with Freezing.
  In fact, it's highly recommended, as the main focus of battle is the 
  Crystal Dragon.
- Equipment with Fire resistence (ex: the Reflecting Armor found in the 
  Maze of Tribulations) will nullify most of the Crystal Dragon's attacks.

Battle Strategy (from Master LL):
"Crystal Dragon - Slow as a turtle, he is extremely hard to prone and 
stunlock at lower level.

His Howl of Doom is the biggest threat he has. It does a shield aura 
around him dealing major HP/MP damage.

All his other attacks can be AAA. Even his Atomic Breath attack (a flying 
firebreath attack which he only does when he's low on HP/MP).

Obviously his spells can't be AAA so run to avoid it easily.

The best tactic is to go after the Dragoon first. It's extremely wise 
to fight the Dragoon far away from the Crystal Dragon to prevent less 
damage (like from his Howl and Fire attacks).

{AAA Suggestion: Standard}
Again, great to interupt the attack. Counterattack only when his fury is 
full... so you'll deal critical damage and drop his Fury by 50% 
(thus he can counterattack much less)."

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B. Ranking Battles - Reigning Champions

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Once you've reached Rank 1, you'll get a challenge from the current
Reigning Champions. They are the announcers you've had to deal with
while you were at the arena: Dirna and Solon. These 2 are a good
challenge, and strong weapons and some good lvls (65+) is recommended.

Here are their stats:

Dirna Hamilton
Hp: 3,000,000  Exp: 110,000
MP: 500,000    Fol: 415,000
Drop: Spirit of Lilith

Solon Solute
Hp: 500,000    Exp: 50,000
MP: 50,000     Fol: 0

Tips:
- Solon may have low HP but he's rather strong. Should take him out first.
- If you use Stun bombs often on Dirna, she shouldn't be much of a threat.

Battle Strategy (from Master LL):
"Keep Dirna stunlocked. AAA if she uses her normal attack (she'll say 
RUN!!) otherwise, avoid. Run like hell when she uses Explosion, Arcane 
Stars or Fireball (can do up to 2000 damage).

Solon will auto-parry everything in front of him. His weakness is his 
back... he's easy to kill if you have Cliff or a tanker in front of him 
(distracting him) while you hit him from behind.

All of Solon's attack can be AAA except for his obvious strong attack."

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For defeating this duo, you get the Victory Trophy, an impressive
accessory with 8 factors that will make most battles even easier than
before.

Here are the factors the Victory Trophy has:
> -40% Battle Skill HP Use
> -2 Fury
> +10 enemy Fury reduction when guard broken
> 6% MP reocvery at intervals during battle
> 1/2 casting time
> Raises normal attack decision by 2
> Freezing (Attack effect)
> Shoots balls of light when attacking

Afterwards, you are free to do whatever you wish in the Arena, as you've
completed the Ranking Battle. If you still haven't did the Single/Team 
Battles, do so now if you want.

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V. Credits

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Thanks to...

- EChang for his info about party members liking certain names.
- Master LL for his various battle strategies.