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    Burial Chamber Guide by epyon77

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                             Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    
                                 Burial Chamber Guide 
    
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    I Table of Contents
    
    II General Information About Burial Chambers and How They Work.
    
    III Reward for Completing Burial Chamber Side Quest.
    
    IV What you need in order to complete side quest.
    
    V When is the best time to do the burial chamber side quest?
    
    VI How the FAQ will work. 
    
    VII Bosses and Guide
       A: First Kalpa 
       B: Second Kalpa
       C: Third Kalpa
       D: Fourth Kalpa
       E: Fifth Kalpa
    
    VIII Special Thanks and Contributors
    
    IX Copy Write info
    
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    II General Information About Burial Chambers and How They Work.
    
    
    Each Kalpa has 2 burial chambers hidden with in them. A total of 10 Burial 
    Chambers and 24 tombstones. They will always take the form of a circle 
    area on your map. Each chamber contains two or three tombstones.  At first a 
    tombstone will appear blank.  After you have defeated the boss in the story 
    mode the tombstone associated with that boss will have red lettering on it.
    When you click on a tomb stone you will relive and re fight an old boss 
    battle. The number of press turns you take to defeat the boss will be counted.
    If you manage to beat the boss in less press turns than the record you
    will defeat that tombstone.  After you defeat the boss it will tell you
    how many turns you defeated it in.  The number of turns will be displayed
    in a pale reddish color if you defeated it.  The color will often be hard
    to see. Here is an example: Defeated in 4 turns.  The number 4 would be in
    red if you defeated the record.  Note the back ground of the tomb stone 
    will always be red once it is available, this will never change.  If you do
    not defeat the tombstone the number will appear in plain white.
    
    The general order of difficulty from easiest to hardest is Left Grave, Right 
    Grave, Top Grave.  Each Kalpa will have bosses more difficult than the one
    before it.  The bosses on the tomb stones follow the order in which they 
    appeared in the story line.
    
    The boss strategies you used before will still apply. Only remember you are
    in a race to defeat the boss as quickly as possible  
    
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    III Reward for Completing Burial Chamber Side Quest.
    
    If you defeat all the tombstones then on your next play through when you visit
    the first burial chamber you will receive a bonus press turn through the rest 
    of your play through.
    
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    IV What you need in order to complete side quest.
    
    You will first need to get the black visor.  To get this you need to earn the
    moon key from the second Kalpa.  Return to the first Kalpa and open the vault 
    that was locked before. Here you will get the black visor which you need to 
    battle the tombstones.
    
    You also must have defeated the bosses of the tombstones in the story line. 
    If you have not defeated the boss (or gotten the memory of certain optional
    bosses from the Tower of Kagutsuchi) Then you will be unable to battle that 
    tombstone and it will appear blank.  Regardless of your reason or ending you
    will be able to do battle with all of the tombstones.  You may just have to
    earn the memory; this can be done by talking to certain demons.
    
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    V When is the best time to do the burial chamber side quest?
    
    I would recommend that you wait until the end of the game to begin the 
    burial chamber side quest. The Tower of Kagutsuchi 3 has a good save point
    from which you can always go back to. The tombstones require you 
    to defeat the bosses very quickly.  You will want to be at a high level
    and have powerful skills to dish alot of damage quickly.
    
    You can begin the side quest as soon as you defeat the Second Kalpa and 
    get the black visor.  However, you will not be able to access all the 
    tombstones until you defeat all the corresponding bosses in the story line.
    Thus, in order to beat all them you must wait until the end of the game
    anyway.
    
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    VI How the FAQ will work. 
    
    I will list which Kalpa the burial chamber is in and in which floor.  I will
    include some directions for hidden or hard to find burial chambers.  The 
    bosses in each burial chamber will be listed. 
    
    The Boss information will be displayed as follows.
    
    Boss: Which boss you are going to fight.
    HP: Amount of life the boss has.
    MP Amount of magic power the boss has.
    Weak: Types of attacks the boss is weak against.
    Drain: Types of attacks that will heal the boss.
    Strong: Types of Attacks that the boss has a stronger defense against.
    Resist: Types of the attacks the boss will resist and take less damage.
    Void: Types of attacks that will be negated and have no affect.
    (Only the status that apply for a boss will be listed, all others are 
    normal defense.) 
    Number of Press Turns: The number of press turns I had when I beat the 
    tombstone. 
    Tip: Some ideas on how to defeat some of the more annoying bosses.
    
    *Note that the number of press turns will not necessarily be the actual number
    you have to beat. It is the number that I had when I defeated the tombstone 
    and may be less.  If a * if followed by the number it means this is the number
    you must match or beat.  Sometimes I will include (less than #). This means I
    got that number of turns and did not beat the tombstone with it.
    
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    VII Bosses and Guide
    
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    A: First Kalpa 
    
    i) First Kalpa 1F East Area
    
                                     Left Grave 
    Boss: Forneus 
    HP: 500
    MP: 200
    Weak: Electricity
    Drain: Fire
    Number of Press Turns: 1
    
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Troll
    HP: 850
    MP: 150
    Weak: Mind
    Drain: Ice
    Number of Press Turns: 1
    
    ii) First Kalpa B1 North western area.
    
    *Note. To access this place use the Western area and go all the way north, you
    will find a door go threw it and continue all the way north.  GO left (west) 
    at the fork.  You will see a Semi invisible yellow structure blocking your 
    path.  Before this on your left hand side is ripple.  Walk through this 
    ripple and proceed until you reach some stairs and descend.  The burial chamber
    is hidden there.
    
    
                                      Left Grave 
    Boss: Orthrus 
    HP: 1000
    MP: 200
    Weak: Ice
    Strong: Curse
    Void: Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 1 
    
                                     Right Grave 
    Boss: Yaksini
    HP: 1200
    MP: 200
    Weak: Electricity
    Strong: Curse
    Void: Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 2 *
    
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    B: Second Kalpa
    
    *Note to access both of these you must find your way threw the invisible maze 
    in the B3 Area.
    
    i) Second Kalpa Floor B3 North Chamber
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Moirae Sisters (Atropos, Lachesis, Clotho)
    Atropos
    HP: 3000 
    MP: 1500
    Lachesis
    HP: 2000
    MP: 1000
    Clotho
    HP: 2000 
    MP: 1000
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse Nerve, Mind ( All 3)
    Number of Press Turns: 3  (less than 5)
    Tip: Use Hades Blast, or another multiple attack skill. You want to take the 
    sisters out quick and all at once.
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Mizuchi 
    HP: 4800
    MP: 500
    Weak: Fire
    Drain: Electricity
    Void: Ice, Expel, Death
    Number of Press Turns: 6 *
    Tip: Use Prominance to nail his weakness and get extra press turns.
    
    ii) Second Kalpa Floor B3 West Chamber
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Kaiwan
    HP: 650
    MP: 288 
    Strong: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Void: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force, Death
    Number of Press Turns: 3
    Tip: Use Hades Blast.
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Ose
    HP: 3800
    MP: 500
    Strong: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Void: Expel, Death
    Number of Press Turns: 6
    
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    C: Third Kalpa
    
    i) Third Kalpa 1F West Chamber
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Kin-Ki
    HP: 3000 
    MP: 2000
    Weak: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force
    Strong: Physical
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 4
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Sui-Kui 
    HP: 3500 
    MP: 1500 
    Weak: Fire
    Drain: Ice
    Strong: Electricity, Force
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 3 *
    Tip: Use Prominance.
    
                                     Top Grave
    
    Boss: Fuu-Ki
    HP: 3500
    MP: 1000
    Weak: Electricity
    Drain: Force
    Strong: Physical
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns:  3 (less than 5)
    
    ii) Third Kalpa 1F North Burial Chamber
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Ongyo-Ki
    HP: 5500
    MP: 1500
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 10
    Tip: Fight at Full Kagatushi and hit the one with a shadow.
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Mara
    HP: 2300
    MP: 3000
    Strong: Magic Attacks
    Reflect: Curse.
    
    Number of Press Turns: 2 (less than 8)
    Tip: You must take this person down in one round or it will just heal 
    itself. Focus, provoke and nail a critical attack and your at 2.
    Divine Shot or Gaea Rage Should get you the critical.  You might be
    able to cheat with a death/expel attack. Bezzlebubs death flies
    or trumpeter could do it for you. (I have not tried to use death
    attacks yet).
    
    
                                     Top Grave
    Boss: Black Frost
    HP: 2950
    MP: 2500 
    Drain: Ice
    Strong: Physical
    Void: Fire, Expel, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Repel: Death
    Number of Press Turns: 3
    Tip: Use powerful physical attacks, with Pierce.
    
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    D: Fourth Kalpa
    
    i) Forth Kalpa 1F West Area                                 
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Specter (X 6)
    HP: 980
    MP: 29
    Void: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force, Expel, Death, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 3 *
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Sakahagi
    HP: 1600
    MP: 300
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 2 *
    
    ii) Fourth Kalpa Road To Hell
    
    Note: Proceed threw portal with an odd number ratio. Walk down the
    incline until you are at an area that is flat. On the flat piece
    there is a ripple in the wall on your hero’s right hand side. Note
    this ripple will be before the next incline downwards and before the
    next portal.  Walk threw the ripple. Go left and continue again 
    until you see another ripple and walk threw it as well.  The ripple
    will be right before the item box at the end.  The burial chamber 
    will be hidden here.
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Aciel
    HP: 8000
    MP: 2000
    Strong: Fire, Ice, Electricity, Force
    Void: Expel, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Repel: Death
    Number of Press Turns: 9
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Skadi
    HP: 4000
    MP: 3000
    Drain: Physical
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 7 (Less than 10)
    
                                     Top Grave
    
    Boss: Albion + Tharmus, Luvah, Urizen, and Urthona
    HP: 2700
    MP: 1000
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Tharmus
    HP: 1300
    MP: 300
    Weak: Fire
    Repel: Ice 
    Luvah
    HP: 1300 
    MP: 300 
    Weak: Electricity 
    Repel: Force
    Urizen 
    HP: 1300
    MP: 300
    Weak: Ice
    Repel: Fire
    Urthona 
    HP: 1300
    MP: 300
    Weak: Force
    Repel: Electricity
    Number of Press Turns: 4
    Tip: You must kill Albion and his buddies at the same time
    or they will revive each other. Powerful physical attacks
    or almighty magic that hit all will work.
    
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    E: Fifth Kalpa
    
    i) Fifth Kalpa B2
    
    Note: You must descend down the East stairs on the B1 floor to reach it.
    
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Mithra
    HP: 4500  
    MP: 3000 
    Void: Expel, Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 6 (Less than 11)
    
    
    
                                     Right Grave
    
    Boss: Thor (From Tower of Kagutsuchi stats)
    HP: 8000
    MP: 3000
    Strong: Curse
    Repel: Electricity, Expel
    Void: Death, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 7
    
    ii) Fifth Kalpa B5
    
    Note: to access this chamber you must have Metatron in your party and
    use him to unlock the door.  The door will say "Let one brimming with 
    light step forward. Pick Metatron. When you enter the puzzle room 
    proceed Straight South for door number 1.  Again Straight South for 
    door number 2.  Now go west threw the open space, you will not have to 
    open a door. You should now be in the most western side of the chambers.
    Proceed straight south for door number 3.  The burial chamber is hidden
    here.
    
                                     Left Grave
    
    Boss: Ahriman First Form
    HP: 6000
    MP: 3000
    Repel: Expel, Death
    Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Boss: Ahriman Second Form
    HP: 18,000 
    MP: 6000
    Repel: Expel, Death
    Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 22
    Tip: I really did not have a hard time defeating him.  Use your focus and 
    powerful physical attacks, Divine shot, or Freikugel if you have it.  You
    can also buff up your offense to speed it up in the long run.  Heel as
    needed, but I find buffing defense to be a waste of press turns.
    
                                     Right Grave
    Boss: Noah First Form
    HP: 8000
    MP: 4000
    Repel: Expel, Death
    Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Boss: Noah Second Form
    HP: 15,000
    MP: 5000
    Repel: Expel, Death
    Void: Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 24 (less than 36)
    Tip: Noah can be extremely difficult to beat.  His elemental shifts 
    changing every turn means you can never deliver decent physical attacks
    and most rely on magic.  The easiest way to defeat him is using Pierce, 
    focus and Freikugel.  With this set up you will do full damage every time,
    regardless of his immunities.  Whatever you do, do not forget what he is
    immuned to, or else you risk loosing precious press turns.  Feel free to 
    buff your offense to the max and lower his defense with provoke. You may 
    also want to use war cry to knock down his defense.  I used a full party 
    to do this, but if you have the Magatama Masakados you could probably 
    do it solo.
    
    
                                     Top Grave
    
    Boss: Baal Avatar + Flauros, Ose
    HP: 13,000
    MP: 5000
    Flauros
    HP: 6700
    MP: 3000
    Ose
    HP: 6700
    MP: 3000 
    Repel: Expel
    Void/Strong: Death, Curse, Nerve, Mind
    Number of Press Turns: 12  (less than 18)
    Tip: You want to do your best to kill Baal Avatar with out her comrades 
    joining her.  After you deliver so much damage she will summon them, and her
    life will be fully restrored thanks to Ose, which is very anoying.
    You need to deal a large amount of damage in one round such that you kill her
    before she has the chance to summon them. Focus and Freikugel or Divine Shot
    are great here.  Also max your offense and lower her defense before you go on
    the offensive.  You can take a little bit of damage from her off the front,
    just make sure its not enough to make her summon her comrades.
    
    CONGRATS YOU’RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
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    VIII Special Thanks and Contributors
    
    If you have any information you would like to be added to the FAQ, then email
    me or leave a message on the forum.  I would update the FAQ and put your screen
    name and contribution here.
    
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    IX Copy Write Info
    
    Author: epyon77 @ gamefaqs
    Email: epyon0077@yahoo.com
    
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