.Hack Quarantine - Alternate Items Locations Faq, Version 1.1
Items Completion Contest
By Sister
Email: sis_cindy@hotmail.com

Copyright: April 29, 2005, Cindy Minguez.  This faq is mine.  If you have
a site where you help people for free, go ahead and use it if you like. 
You donít have to write me.  Just donít be trying to sell it. Itís free. 
If youíre making money from it, I expect you to send me my share.

Emails:  If you find something I havenít or an error, Iíd love for you to let 
me know.  I've been over and over this faq, but I still probably have mistakes.
Please let me know if you find one, and I'll try to get it fixed. 
Please, though, donít email me pages and pages of locations for 
items I already have plenty of locations for.  Lots of items will be found 
over and over and over again.  Had I listed every location for every item 
I found, this faq would be 100 pages long. Iíve tried to just offer a variety 
of options between data draining, dungeon crawling (chest finding), and the 
Myst Springs. Not to be rude or anything, but I just can't list them all.
Iíd still love to know where those Leather Legs are. :)

Version 1.1 Update: Removed the tabs that scrambled in the first upload 
and adjusted the spacing to make the guide easier to read. Moved the 
tips and advice to the bottom.

Version 2.1 Update: Corrected mistakes and added a few new locations/recipes. 
I found those Leather Legs! Hooray! Found Asura, too. Removed optional trades 
from the lists. Working on more armor recipes for the Myst Springs, but it's 
gonna take a while.

Version 2.2 Update: Added locations for weapons Thunderlord, Oni's Fork,
Excalibur, and Jormungand. A huge thanks to TopperCop for these locations!
According to Toppercop, you have a one in five chance (20%) of getting the 
item you're after, so just keep trying. Thanks again, TopperCop!

Version 2.5 Update: Received a long list of recipes from Peter W. Many thanks 
to him for his hard work and for sharing with me. I will include a PW with
the info he gave me. Thanks again, Peter! I also heard from toomedieval, who
pointed out that I had the data drain entries wrong for Hands of Fire and
Hands of Earth and that I skipped the Fairy Spear completely. Thank you, too,
for the help!

Thanks:  Before we get started, I have a few people to thank.  Thanks to all 
of the other faq writers for .Hack who helped me get through this game.  
Extra thanks to Gamemaster 64, Edible, Alcestis, and Slasher 900, who all 
helped me at the board.  Super humongous thanks to Captain Panda, 
VeghEsther, and Souten no Blamung for sharing their expertise with me.  
Another special thanks to Souten no Balmung for his listing of the 
Gott-only treasures in the secrets section.  Thanks, guys. :)

New Thanks: Additional thanks to Alcestis, Ringworm, TopperCop, Split 
Infinity, Masamune3, Thundaka, brian sulpher, and Sunburst for their 
encouragement and patient advice as I worked to fix this faq. They were 
a great help to me. 

Now, on to the business at hand.

This faq's purpose isn't to tell you the best way to do the Item Completion
Contest.  Itís just as its name says - a list of alternatives. Youíve been 
data draining for a while and need to do a bit of dungeon crawling while 
Data Drain cools down?  Pick an item off the list and go looking while you 
cool off.  Trying to Data Drain a Holy Night for Tenkafuubu and got eleven 
Water Beasts in a row instead? (ELEVEN!).  Maybe youíd find Star Eater 
more cooperative (heís got Tenkafuubu, too). Youíve been dungeon crawling 
and think youíll try the Myst Springs for a while?  Iíll give you the 
"recipe" for that Flame Leg Mail you need.  Seen Monsieur so many times that 
you want to slap him?  Iíll tell you where I found the Heavy Metal you need 
to Data Drain for those Ronin Blades and maybe save you some of the 
jillion trips into the monster Ryu book that I made.  

For tips and advice, see Section II. I'd recommend scanning through it at least
once just in case there's something there that might prove helpful.


Section I: Items List


Abbreviations:

DD = Data Drain (always use rare DD 2128 or Drain Heart unless you 
                 want Virus Cores)
R/R = Risky and/or Regular treasure
MS  = Myst Spring 
D = Delta
T = Theta
L = Lambda
S = Sigma
O = Omega
{DBD} = Data Bug Dungeon
* = Iíve only found this item once at this location.

If it says ďBuy Delta (or Theta, etc.)Ē Ė buy it at the weapons 
shop in that root town.

Outside = an enemy or item was found outside in the field.  Otherwise, itís
          inside the dungeon.

NOTE: Always double-check the server designation; I often use the same
      dungeons in different servers.

Another Note: Remember that except for specialty areas (Christmas Card) or
storyline dungeons, all Gott chests refill, so if the item you wanted wasn't
there, sprite ocarina to the top and go right back down for a new chest. The
item you're looking for will eventually appear. Thanks to rpgprincess and
Captain Panda at the board for this; apparently I hadn't made it clear.



--Items--

Well Water, Burning Oil, etc. - Trade with Wiseman or Black Rose
Noble Wine - Trade with Terajima Ryoko or DD The Guardian

Everything else can be bought at the various items shops.

--Scrolls--

Soul Charm - Trade Subaru
Health Charm - Trade Subaru or Gardenia
The Moon, The Fool, etc. - Trade (Mia has several) or pick up in dungeons
Stonebane, Waterbane, etc. - Trade Mimiru

Everything else can be bought at the various magic shops.



--Treasure--

Trade with Grunties then pick up the rest in Gott chests.



--Key Items--

Grunty Food - Sigma Abrasive False Tragedy - speak to A-20 in the 
first room of the dungeon for a full set.



--Virus Cores-- 

A	DD Swordmanoid (D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field)
B	DD Dark Rider (T Discovered Distand Projection-outside)
C	DD Hammer Shark (T Discovered Distant Projection)
D	DD Nobunga Soul (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap)
E	DD Dark Horse (L Lightless Bloody Giant)
F	DD House Golem (S Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears)
G	DD Spark Maiden (S Outpouring Imprisoned Twin Hills)
H	DD Nightmare (S Greedy Gamblerís Drift)
I	DD Earthman Drill ((S Resonating False Grasslands)
J	DD Wood Maiden (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)
K	DD Lich Lord (O Nameless Evil Haunted Land)
L	DD Drill Idol (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)



--Weapons--


--Twin Blade--

Amateur Blades           Buy Delta

Steel Blades             DD Magical Goblin (D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
 	                 R/R - D Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Phantom Twin             Buy Delta
Assassin                 Buy Delta

Spark Blades             R/R - L Plenteous Smiling Hypha

Lath Blades              DD Hobgoblin (D Raging Passionate Melody)
                         *R/R - D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold

Fuse Blades              Buy Theta
Shadow Blades            Buy Theta

Cats Blades              Trade: Mutsuki
                         R/R - T Raging Promised Nobleman
                         R/R - T Chatting Momentary Secret Tower

Ronin Blades             DD Heavy Metal (T Soft Solitary Tri-Pansy)
                         R/R - T Strayed Worst Night Grass

Spell Blades             DD Ochimusha (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage-outside)
                         DD Goblin Wiz (T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills)
                         DD Goblin Night (D Raging Destroyer's Touchstone)
                         R/R - T Dreaming Light Trap Chaos
                         R/R - T Plenteous Momentary Fort Walls

Bloody Twin              R/R - T Abrasive Mythical Milestone
                         *R/R - T Chronicling Astigmatic Drift

Sotetsu                  DD General Armor (T Dog Dancing Someone's Twin Hills)
                         R/R - T Discovered Distant Projection

Enou                     DD Gladiator (T Generous Corrupted Fort Walls)

Ryokugun*                Gott - T Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon

Raitei                   R/R - L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R/ - L Blooming Bounded Hanted Land-outside

Anshou                   DD Cannibal (T Rejecting Reborn Projection-outside)
                         DD Dark Rider (T Discovered Distant Projection-outside)
                         DD Metal Goblin (T Chosen Hopeless Nothingness)

Masterblades             Buy Lambda
Hell's Gate              Buy Lambda

Dante's Blades           DD Tetra Armor (T Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)
                         *R/R - L Closed Passionate Far Thunder

Shirogane                DD Shield Devil (L Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land)

Kurogane                 DD Phalanx (L Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land)

Yosetu & Fuyou           DD Ironball Mania (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)
                         DD Skate Rat Ark (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)

Slayers                  DD Voodoo Goblin (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         Gott - L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land

Homura                   *Gott - L Soaring Sky Smiling Fate Castle
                         R/R - S Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         R/R - L Buried Worst Sacrifice

Tsumuji                  DD Nobunga Soul (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap)
                         R/R - L Scattering Fossil's Mileston

Mikazuchi                DD Starving Ogre (L Dazzling Sage's Arctic)

Mukuro                   *Gott - L Generous Corrupted Fort Walls
                         *Gott - L Generous Corrupted Great Seal

Magatsu                  DD Ironball Titan (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Kyoura                   DD Dark Horse (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Akatsuki                 Buy Sigma
Bloody Blades            Buy Sigma
Rashou                   Buy Sigma

Enja                     DD Napylon (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)

Hachiyou                 R/R - O Cruel Vindictive Scars

Raikoumaru               R/R - S Chattering Snaring Twins
                         R/R - S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie
                         R/R - O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel

Ankokushiki              DD Mog Napylon (S Dying Windmill's Neigh)
                         DD Watcher (S Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land)
                         R/R - S Quiet Oblivious White Devil
                         R/R - O Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Professional             DD Time Visitor-S Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R - O Splendid Emerald Nobleman

Specter Blades           DD Death Implant (S Nameless Silent Haunted Land)
                         R/R - S Entwined Prejudiced Chaos
                         R/R - S Tested Morphean Alchemy

Kikoku                   R/R - O Muted Starving Dry Sea
                         R/R - S Screaming Wind Sand's Fate Castle

Shin                     Buy Omega
Rei                      Buy Omega
San                      Buy Omega

Stealth Blades           DD I$p^a&t (S Tested Morphean Alchemy)
                         R/R - O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground

Kurenai                  Trade: BIG, Borscht, Wing, Benkei, or Grid

Saburo                   Trade: Rachel, Hayate, Quess, Yugi, Mackey, or M-78
                         DD Conqueror (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)

Twin Mizuchi             Trade: Nekoski, NOVA, Task, Cima, or Yuckey
                         DD Alucard (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)

Black Chapter            Trade: Gardenia, Gyokuro, Nijukata, Koji, Sachiko, 
                         or Hinata

Dragon & Tiger           Trade: Osugi, Neja, A-Kichi, Hirami, or Crest
                         DD Dark Asteroid (O Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon)

Kiki & Lala              Trade: Mayunosuke, Acerola, Cleama, Heavy, or Henako
                         DD Death Glare (O Corroded Pagan Virgin)

Sorcery Swords           Trade: Balmung
                         *Gott - O Soaring Sky Silent Valkyrie
                         Gott - O Vaguely Imprisoned Giant

Diablo Blades            Trade: Tim or M-78
                         DD Ti&e Vi^ito$ (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)

Suigetsu                 DD Gob Machine (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         *Gott - O Bursting Evil-eyed Fertile Land

Kaien                    MS
Mokuren                  MS

Raian                    Gott - O Turbulent Loose Aqua Field
                         DD $nder^mo\ (O Reincarnated Elusive Lyric Poet {DBD})

Baian                    Gott - O Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon
                         Gott - O Generous Corrupted Great Seal
                         Gott - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls 

Miracle Twin             Trade: Mistral
                         Gott - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         Gott - O Plenteous Confused Paradise
                         Gott - O Vaguely Hopeless Sunny Demon

Tiger King               Trade: Subaru
                         DD $ndermo\ (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground {DBD})
                         Gott: O Cursed Haunted Melody

Sublimer                 Trade: Helba
                         DD I$p^a&t (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground {DBD})
                         DD Astro King (O Lonely Fallen Valkyrie)


--Blade Master--

Basic Sword              Buy Delta

Brave Sword              MS

Rondo                    DD Disco Knife (D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field)

Mizuchi                  Buy Delta

Gakaku                   DD Sword of Chaos (D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
                         DD Cadet Valkyrie (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)
                         R/R - D Mysterious Dusk Clavicle

Strange Blade            DD Dust Curse (D Raging Passionate Melody)

Executioner              Buy Theta

Unicorn Blade            DD Cyclo Shark (T Quiet Eternal White Devil)
                         R/R - T Quiet Eternal White Devil

Corpseblade              MS
Oval Sword               MS
Grunty's Sword           MS

Fugaku                   DD Arrowfish (D Great Evil-eyed Valkyrie)

Ensui                    MS

Komura                   DD Fresh Valkyrie (T Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon)
                         DD Lambada Knife (D Buried Pagan Fiery Sands)
                         R/R - T Clean Momentary Sunny Demon

Souleater                MS

Singing Blade            DD Armor Shogun (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         DD Hammer Shark (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         R/R - S Entwined Prejudiced Chaos

Dogman's Sword           R/R - L Clean His Sacrifice

Steelblade               MS

Glitter                  Buy Lambda

Seal Sword*              R/R - L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground

Patriot                  Trade: Poison Grunty (Theta root town)
                         DD Smiley Ray (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)

Siegfried                DD Armor Evil (L Quiet Oblivious Cabbage)

Heaven & Earth           DD Star Fish (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)

Lake & Sea               DD Valkyrie (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)

Fire & Sky               DD Mummy Scissors (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)

Comet Blade              MS
Demon Killer             MS

6 Side Blade             DD Temple Knight (L Blooming Promised Walkway-outside)

7 Star Sword             DD Big Eyes (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Lion's Blade             MS
Menhir Sword             MS

Matoi*                   Gott - L Clean Momentary Sunny Demon

Nataku                   Buy Sigma

Soujin                   MS
Bloody Pain              MS

Tenkafuubu               DD Star Eater (S Dying Windmill's Neigh)
                         DD Holy Night (S Dolorous Promised Clavicle)

Phantom Blade            MS

Rising Sun               R/R - O Splendid Emerald Nobleman

Oberon                   R/R - O Quiet Countless Pilgrimage

Banished Blade           R/R - O Muted Starving Dry Sea

Pegasus Comet            MS

Seventh Seal             DD Ancanthaster (S Greedy Gambler's Drift)

Fair Soul                Buy Omega

Stream Sword             DD Star Viking (L Pulsating Sea of Cloud Whale)
                         R/R - O Spun Countless Fort

Honor's Breath           Trade: Mutsuki
Scarlet Cross            Trade: Nuke Usagimaru or Oborozukiyo
Godslayer                Trade: Bell
Needleblade              Trade: Cossack Leader

Shichiyou                Trade: Alue
                         DD Dark Starfish (O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls)

Gold Sword               Trade: Alpha Ichigoro
Trickster                Trade: Tim

Saturn Sword             MS
Mercury Sword            MS
Mars Sword               MS

Phantom Pain             Trade: Mistral

Skyesweeper              MS

Rugrats Nights           Gott - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls

Evil Eyes                Gott - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market

Jormungand               Trade: Subaru
                         Gott - O Collapsed Oblivious Sunny Demon

Eternity                 Trade: Helba
                         DD S=ar $at&r (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar {DBD})


--Heavy Blade--

Adventurer               Buy Delta
Kikuichimonji            Buy Delta
Earth Sword              Buy Delta

Curing Sword             R/R - D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage

Flamberge                MS

Green Sword              DD Bee Army (D Expansive Evil-eyed Hypha)

Stun Sword               Buy Theta
Slayer                   Buy Theta

Nodachi                  R/R - D Resonating Forbidden Fate Castle

Defense Sword            DD Red Wyrm (L Generous Corrupted Great Seal)
                         R/R - D Buried Pagan Fiery Sands
                         R/R - D Detestable False Sea of Sand (outside)

Magnifier                R/R - T Bursting Forbidden Fiery Sands

Shanato                  DD Phantom Wing (D Dog Dancing Talisman March)

Absorber                 MS

Byakuen*                 Gott - D Resonating Forbidden Fate Castle

Shidan                   DD Baby Worm (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         R/R - T Plenteous Momentary Fort Walls

Raijin                   MS

Sharp Blade              DD Bee Assault-T Discovered Distant Projection-outside

Spiderblade              R/R - T Abrasive Mythical Milestone

Sun Fang One             MS

Devil Blade*             R/R - T Resonating Unending Twins

Claymore                 MS

Kikujyumonji             DD Lead Snakoid (T Abrasive Mythical Milestone)
                         Gott - T Plenteous Momentary Fort Walls

Earthian Sword           R/R - L Sickened Momentary Dry Sea
                         R/R - L Shapeless Illusionary Fate Castle

Life Sword               Buy Lambda
Flame Sword              Buy Lambda

Dryad's Sword            MS

Light Giver              Trade: Iron Grunty (Theta root town)

Pain Giver               MS

Horse-Killer             DD Green Wyrm (L Quiet Oblivious Cabbage)

Blessed Blade            MS

Soul Linker              R/R - L Cracked Elusive Core

Stonecrusher             DD King Snakoid (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)

Steeler                  MS
Hien                     MS

Karin                    DD Moonlighter (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)
                         Gott - L Generous Corrupted Great Seal

Raimei                   MS

Sonic Blade              DD Dalaigon (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Sharktooth               MS
Sun Fang Five            MS
Ghostdancer              MS
 
High Forger              DD Dalaigon Anec (L Lonely Worst Haunted Land)

Kikuhyakumonji           Buy Sigma
Rock 'n Roll             Buy Sigma or Trade: Rocker Grunty
Peace Blade              Buy Sigma

Corona Blade             R/R - S Tested Quick Valkyrie
                         R/R - S Dying Windmill's Neigh

Forest Sword             DD Hydrosaurus (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)

Plasma Blade*            Gott - S Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land

Executer                 DD Grangon (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         R/R - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls

Jindachi                 R/R - S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         R/R - O Quiet Countless Pilgrimage

Dispeller                DD __ed^l} (S Ancient Destroyer's Battlefield {DBD})
                         R/R - O Plentous Confused Paradise
                         R/R - O Quiet Countless Pilgrimage

Smiling Blade            DD Mugai Wyvern (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)

Destroyer                DD Bee Commando (S Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears)
                         *R/R - O Graceful Moonlit Fort Walls

Avenger                  DD Glygon (S Sorrowful Sweltering Arena)
                         R/R - O Graceful Moonlit Fort Walls

Byakuen Custom           R/R - O Reincarnated Elusive Lyric Poet

Honeyflower              Buy Omega
Shichishito              Buy Omega
Divine Speed             Buy Omega

Narukikyou               R/R - O Chosen Bloody Crack
                         R/R - O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground

Sun Fang Zero            Trade: Hinata or Sachiko

Vajra                    Trade: A-Kichi, Nega, or Nuke Usagimaru
                         DD Demon Wyvern (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel)

Grim Sword               Trade: Cleama, Heavy, or Rachel
Kikusenmonji             Trade: Benkei or Wing
Earthbreaker             Trade: Mackey or Hayate
Nightingale              Trade: NOVA or Task
Honokagutuchi            Trade: Micino

Azure Blade              MS
Heavy Tempest            MS
Mercy Killer             MS
Higekirimaru             MS

Guardian Blade           DD Blue Wyrm (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         DD Dryon (O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)

Claimh Solais            MS
Stonegod Sword           MS

Sword of Gain            Trade: Mistral

Asian Phoenix            MS

Asura                    Trade: Kazu
                         Gott - O Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Thunderlord              Trade: Kazu
                         Gott - O Plenteous Corrupted Sunny Demon

Excalibur                Trade: Kazu
                         Gott - O Closed Hopeless Sunny Demon

Oni's Fork               Trade: Kazu
                         Gott - O Cursed Haunted Melody

The Sun Fang             Trade: Subaru
                         DD The Guardian (O Muted Starving Dry Sea)
                         Follow Rose in the dungeon she and Terajima 
                         invite you to.

Tsumugari                Trade: Sieg or Helba
                         DD Armor General (O Lonely Fallow Valkyrie)


--Heavy Axeman--

Hatchet                  Buy Delta

Short Swing              MS

Battle Axe               DD Chicken Hand (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)

Water Axe                Buy Delta

Flame Axe                *R/R - D Plenteous Smiling Hypha

Wind Axe                 DD Fiend Menhir (D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills)

Thunder Axe              Buy Theta

Midnight Axe             R/R - T Lonely Worst Haunted Land
                         R/R - T Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land

Razor Axe                DD Guardian (D Mysterious Dusk Clavicle)
                         DD Stone Tuttle (D Mysterious Dusk Clavicle)
                         R/R - T Chatting Momentary Secret Tower

Bronze Axe               MS

Cursed Axe               R/R - T Barking Sea of Cloud Crack
                         R/R - T Dreaming Light Trap Chaos

Earth Axe                DD Metal Emperor (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)

Water God Axe            DD Wood Harpy (D Sickened Implacable Far Thunder)

Bloody Axe               MS
Bandit's Axe             MS

Charged Axe              R/R - L Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R - L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land

Darkness Axe             MS

Master's Axe             DD Mu Guardian (T Resonating Unending Twins)
                         DD Goil Menhir (T Resonating Unending Twins)

Papillon Axe             Buy Lambda

Devil's Axe              DD Mystery Rock (T Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)
                         DD Phoenix Queen (T Lonely Worst Haunted Land)
                         R/R - L Plenteous Smiling Hypha

Handyman's Axe           Trade: Poison Grunty (Theta root town)
                         DD Death Crane (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)

Full Swing               DD Metal Eraser (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)

Drought Axe              MS

Brook Axe                *Gott - L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         *Gott - L Voluptuous Darkside New Truth

Vitality Axe             DD Statue Menhir (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         *R/R - L Buried Worst Sacrifice

Sinner's Axe             DD Sand Hill (L Generous Corrupted Great Seal)

Overloaded               MS
Darkness                 MS
Golden Mean              MS

New Scythe               DD Sphinx Menhir (L Clean Momentary Sunny Demon)

Sorcery's Axe            MS

Quake Axe                DD House Golem (L Pulsating Worst Core - E-N-S-W-N)

Dragon Axe               Buy Sigma

Splatter Axe             MS

Axe of Mobs              DD Coman Goo (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)
                         DD Gaia Turtle (S Dolorous Promised Clavicle-outside)
                         R/R - O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel

Vortex Axe               DD San=Hi/ (S Unusual Ghostly Remnant {DBD})

Alien Axe                DD Hou=Go&m (S Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears {DBD})

Artisan Axe              DD Nega Guardian (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)
                         R/R - O Generous Corrupted Great Seal
                         R/R - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls

Fairy Axe                DD Spin Figure (S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)

Dark God's Axe           DD Earthman Drill (S Resonating False Grasslands)
                         *R/R - O Cracked Mythical New Truth 

Lumberjack               DD Sand Mountain (S Tested Morphean Alchemy)
                         R/R - O Raging Facing Mirror's Virgin
                         R/R - O Graceful Moonlit Fort Walls

Over Swing               MS

Desert Axe               Buy Omega

Liquid Axe               MS or Trade: Rocker Grunty (optional)

Vibrant Blade            Trade: Gyokuro or Crim
                         DD Aurora Feather (O Bursting Evil-eyed Fertile Land)

Brute's Axe              Trade: Osugi, Nuke Usagimaru, or Crim
                         DD Drill Idol (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)

Shock Axe                Trade: Acerola, Marlo, or Crim

Black Axe                Trade: Borscht or Crim

Plasma Axe               Trade: Balmung, M-78, or Crim

Miracle Axe              Trade: Yuckey or Crim
                         DD A*roxa Fe/th&r (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel)

Malice's Axe             Trade: Tim

Gaia's Axe               MS or DD &om<d Go= (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)

Neptune                  MS
Vampire Axe              MS

Crazy Axe                Trade: Mistral

Lightning Axe            MS

Dimension                DD Maga*umk\ro-O Reincarnated Elusive Lyric Poet {DBD}
                         -use regular Data Drain; 2128 tends to get Yeah Piros!

Maestro Axe              DD Psyche Vision (O Clean Momentary Sunny Demon)

Angel Axe                DD San=Hi/ (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground {DBD})

Missing Axe              Trade: Helba or Sieg
                         DD A:ro8a Fe/th&r (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground {DBD})

Golden Axe               Throw a rare or too-high level weapon into any MS

Silver Axe               Same as Golden Axe



--Long Arm--

Bronze Spear             Buy Delta

Iron Spear               DD Disco Knife (D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field)

Relief Lance             Buy Delta

Water Spear              *R/R - D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills

Fire Spear               DD Sword of Chaos (D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
                         DD Headhunter (D Indiscrett Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
                         DD Hell Doberman (D Expansive Golden Ringing Ears)
                         R/R - D Bottomless Imprisoned Virgin

Wooden Spear             Buy Theta

Electric Spear           MS

Glaive                   R/R - T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills

Gold Spear               DD Flame Heads (D Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         R/R - T Raging Promised Nobleman

Nihonmaru                MS

Spear of Spell           DD Nomadic Bones (D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold)
                         DD Sled Dog (D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold)

Bloody Lance             *R/R - T Breezing Agonizing Virgin

Merman Spear             MS

Lavaman Spear            DD Lambada Knife (D Buried Pagan Fiery Sands)

Treeman Spear            DD Living Dead (D Lonely Silent Great Seal)

Strormer Spear           DD Armor Shogun (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)

Berserk Spear            MS

Sleipnir                 DD CursedF Blades (T Resonating Unending Twins)

Fairy Spear              Buy Lambda

Fiend Spear              MS

Copper Lance             DD Great Sled Dog (L Sickened Momentary Dry Sea)

Steel Spear              DD Bone Army (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)

Tranqui Lance            DD Armor Evil (L Quiet Oblivious Cabbage)

River Spear              DD Headless King-L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R - S Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Flame Spear              Gott - L Bigoted Imprisoned Twin Hills

Globe Spear              MS

Blitz Spear              DD Hades Hound (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)

Knight Glaive            DD Franken (L Dazzling Sage's Arctic)

Adamant Lance            MS

Super Spear              DD Headhunt Lord (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Mage Spear               MS
Dhampir Lance            MS

Fox Spear                Buy Sigma

Blazing Spear            DD Skull Hero (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         R/R - O Cruel Vindictive Scars

Treebeam Spear           DD Sled Dog King (S Outpouring Imprisoned Twin Hills)
                         R/R - O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel

Flash Spear              R/R - O Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Insane Spear             R/R - O Splendid Emerald Nobleman

Dragnir                  DD Magatumkuro (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)
                         R/R - O Generous Corrupted Great Seal

Erling's Spear           DD Undead Voodoo (S Sorrowful Sweltering Arena)
                         R/R - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         R/R - O Corroded Pagan Virgin

Demon Spear              DD He{dhu&__r (S Greedy Gambler's Drift)
                         R/R - O Rotting Countless Sacrifice

Sacred Spear             R/R - O Raging Facing Mirror's Virgin
                         R/R - O Graceful Moonlit Fort Walls
                         

Damascus Spear           DD He{dhu&__er (S Entwined Prejudiced Chaos {DBD})

Happiness                Buy Omega

Aqua Spear               DD Sk^ll De}ilG$n (S Abrasive False Tragedy {DBD})

Volcanic Spear           Trade: Nijukata
Forest Spear             Trade: Hirami or Woody Grunty (Omega root town)
Thunder Spear            Trade: Henako
Kaiser Glaive            Trade: BIG or Sanjuro
Golden Dragon            Trade: Yugi
Awful Spear              Trade: Cima
Spear of Curse           Trade: Micino

Demon Lance              MS

Rivergod Spear           DD Pazuzu (O Quiet Countless Pilgrimage)

Hellfire Spear           MS

Primal Spear             Trade: Rachel
Plasma Lance             Trade: Mistral

Madlance                 Gott - O Generous Corrupted Great Seal

Gungnir                  Gott - O Vaguely Hopeless Sunny Demon

Spirit Lance             DD Hou=GO&m (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar{DBD})
                         DD Cerberus (O Chosen Facing Mirror Valkyrie-outside)

Ultimate Spear           Trade: Helba
                         Gott - O Writhing Madness Sand Trap
                         DD Armor General (O Lonely Fallow Valkyrie)



--Wavemaster--

Cypress Wand             Buy Delta
Iron Rod                 Buy Delta

Earth Wand               MS
Water Wand               MS

Fire Wand                DD Ectoplasm (D Expansive Golden Ringing Ears)

Air Wand                 MS

Electric Wand            Buy Theta

Ebony Wand               MS
Wand of Wisdom           MS

Basho Wand               DD Water Witch (T Soft Solitary Tri-Pansy)

Diabolic Wand            DD Shining Eyes (D Great Evil-eyed Valkyrie)
                         *R/R - T Intimidating Bemused Remnant

Earth Rod                DD Noisy Wisp (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)

Rod of the Sea           DD Dark Witch (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)

Inferno Wand             DD Fire Witch (D Buried Pagan Fiery Sands)

Cedar Wand               DD Grand Mage (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)

Wand of Storms           MS

Adian's Rod              DD Halloween (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         R/R - L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land

Almighty Wand            MS

Groovy Stick             Buy Lambda

Starstorm Wand           MS

Spiral Wand              Trade: Poison Grunty (Theta root town)
                         DD Hysteria
                         DD Grand Cold (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)

Silver Rod               DD Specter (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land-outside)

Muddy Rod                MS

Bubble Rod               R/R - S Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Flaming Rod              DD Pumpkin King (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap)

Dark Green Rod           MS

Bolt Rod                 DD Druid Witch (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)

Nerd Staff               DD Grand Electric (L Buried Worst Sacrifice)

Revelation               DD Inferno (L Lightless Bloody Giant)

Treasure Wand            DD Mad Witch (L Hideous Geothermal Sea of Sand-outside)

Witch's Wand             DD Ancient (L Lonely Worst Haunted Land-outside)

Gaia's Staff             MS

Ocean's Rod              Buy Sigma

Firedrake Bone           DD Forest Hsien (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         DD Earth Maiden (S Chattering Snaring Twins)
                         R/R - O Cruel Vindictive Scars

Rod of Gales             DD Dark Stalker (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         *R/R - O Bursting Bounded Virgin

Stormlord Rod            DD ^uG/&)<i=n (S Unusual Ghostly Remnant {DBD})
                         R/R - O Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Apocalypse Rod           DD Spark Maiden (S Outpouring Imprisoned Twin Hills)
                         R/R - O Splendid Emerald Nobleman

Tenami                   DD Evil Horn (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)

Moonstruck               R/R - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         R/R - OCorroded Pagan Virgin

Cosmic Staff             DD Dark Guru (S Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears)
                         R/R - O Rotting Countless Sacrifice

Oak Staff                R/R - O Unspeakable Primitive Touchstone

Crystal Rod              *R/R - O Chosen Passed Over Aqua Field
                         R/R - O Great Facing Mirrors Prarie

Earth Staff              Buy Omega

Cygnus Rod               Trade: Gardenia
                         DD Lich (S Screaming Wind Sand's Fate Castle)

Burning Brand            Trade: Grid, Koji, or Piros
                         DD Wood Maiden (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)

Hag's Wand               Trade: Crest, Quess, or Marlo

Stun Rod                 Trade: Mayunosuke or Nekoski
                         DD Earth Hsien (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel)

Negation Wand            Trade: Cossack Leader, Mutsuki, or Sanjuro
Wand of Truth            Trade: Oborozukiyo or Alue

Dharma Wand              Trade: Bell or Alpha Ichigoro
                         DD Lord Lich (O Splendid Emerald Nobleman)
                         DD Pumpkin Head (O Splendid Emerald Nobleman)

Witch's Stick            Trade: Tim
                         *Gott - O Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land

Ishtar Wand              Trade: Woody Grunty (Omega root town)
                         MS: Commandments -1

Commandments             DD Flame Maiden (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)

Megiddo Wand             MS
Wand of Dreams           MS

Awful Stun Rod           Gott - O Turbulent Loose Aqua Field

Master Asia              DD Dark Lord (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)

Shinto Dream**           MS - Witch's Stick +1 or Ishtar Wand -1

Caduceus Rod             DD ^{G/&<i=n (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground)

Staff of Truth           Trade: Orca
                         Gott - O Greedy Orange Battlefield
                         DD Madam Niagara (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)

**Shinto Dream is mislisted - it's out of the correct order - that's why it
  requires a different "recipe" for the MS.



--Armor--


--Head--

Bandana                  Buy Delta

Steel Cap                Buy Theta/MS: Nomad's Hood +2

Cougar Bandana           DD Shield Man (D Raging Passionate Melody)
                         R/R - D Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Racoon Earcap            R/R - T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills
                         R/R - T Lonely Worst Haunted Land
                         MS: Hunter's Hood +2

Newt Necklace            R/R - T Raging Promised Nobleman
                         R/R - T Breezing Agonizing Virgin

Scarab Earring           DD Grand Mage (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         R/R - L Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land
                         MS: Fire Dance Hat +2

Thunder Torque           Buy Lambda

Bat Earrings             DD Grand Cold (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)
                         DD Shield Devil (L Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land)
                         R/R - L Buried Worst Sacrifice
                         MS: Lightning Cap +2

Gold Necklace            DD Skate Rat Ark (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)
                         R/R - L Clean Momentary Sunny Demon
                         MS: Darkness Hood +2

War Headband             DD Inferno (L Lightless Bloody Giant)
                         MS: Golden Turban +2

Imp Earrings             Buy Sigma

Dragon Crest             DD Maxwell (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         DD Forest Hsien (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         R/R - S Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         MS: Demon's Cap +2

Fox Crest                DD Evil Horn (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)
                         DD Watcher ( S Dying Windmill's Neigh)
                         R/R - S Scattering Relativistic Arena
                         MS: Eagle Hood +2/Ice Tiger Hood -1

Wolf Crest               DD Dark Guru (S Noisy Sacred Ringing Ears)
                         R/R - O Collapsed Traveler's Fort
                         MS: Ice Dragon +1

Owl Crest                Buy Omega or Trade Wing

Rat Crest                Trade: Mackey, Quess, or Rachel
                         DD Alucard (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)
                         MS: Spirit Dragon +1

Raven Crest              Trade: NOVA, Nekoski, or Marlo
                         DD Earth Hsien (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel)
                         MS: Giraffe Hood +2

Blade's Chain            Trade: Alicia
                         MS: Night Ape Hood +2

Angel Chain              Trade: Cyan or Rocker Grunty
                         DD Dark Lord (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)
                         Gott - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls
                         MS: Matador Hood +2/Mercenary Mask +1

Golden Crown             Trade: Orca
                         Gott - O Writhing Madness Sand Trap
                         DD Astro King (O Lonely Fallow Valkyrie)

Nomad's Hood             Trade: Noble Grunty
                         DD Sky Fish (D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
                         MS: Bandana +1/Headgear -1

Guard Cap                Buy Theta or MS: Head Gear +2

Hunter's Hood            DD Hell Doberman (D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage)
                         R/R - D Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Ice Hunter Cap           DD Cyclo Shark (T Quiet Eternal White Devil)
                         R/R - T Bursting Forbidden Fiery Sands
                         R/R - D Dog Dancing Talisman March

Fire Dance Hat           DD Arrow Fish (D Great Evil-eyed Valkyrie)
                         R/R - T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit
                         MS: Ice Helm +2

Peasant's Cap            DD Hammer Shark (T Discovered Distant Projection)
                         R/R - D Lonely Worst Haunted Land

Lightning Cap            R/R - L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore
                         R/R - L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground
                         MS: Forester Helm +2/Stormlord Helm -1

Darkness Hood            Buy Lambda or MS: Bat Earrings +1

Golden Turban            DD Star Fish (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)
                         MS: Midnight Helm +2

Infantry Cap             DD Hades Hound (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)
                         MS: Golden Helm +2

Demon's Cap              Buy Sigma

Eagle Hood               DD Sled Dog King (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         R/R - S Expansive Bounded Treasury
                         MS: Devil Helm +2

Ice Tiger Hood           DD Star Eater (S Dying Windmill's Neigh)
                         R/R - S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         MS: Rock Dragon +2

Fire Lion Hood           R/R - S Chatting Snaring Twins

Cave Bear Hood           Buy Omega or Trade Sachiko

Giraffe Hood             Trade: Neja, A-Kichi, or Yugi
                         MS: Spirit Dragon +2

Night Ape Hood           Trade: Heavy, Cleama, or Cima
                         DD Dark Starfish (O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls)
                         MS: Thunder Dragon +2/Dark Dragon -1

Matador Hood             Trade: Stare
                         Gott - O Turbulent Loose Aqua Field
                         MS: Dark Dragon +2

Angel's Cap              Trade: Panta
                         Gott - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         MS: Angel Chain +2

Fallen Pope              Trade: Elk
                         DD Snder^mo\ (O Reincarnated Elusive Lyric Poet)
                         DD Cerberus (O Chosen Facing Mirros Valkyrie-outside)

Head Gear                DD Swordmanoid (D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field)
                         DD Snip Snap (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)
                         R/R - D Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field
                         MS: Bandana +2

Face Guard               Buy Theta

Mountain Helm            DD Scorpion Tank-D Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R - D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills
                         R/R - D Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         MS: Cougar Bandana +2

Ice Helm                 DD Squilla Demon (D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold)
                         R/R - D Cracked Snaring Cabbage
                         R/R - D Bursting Forbidden Fiery Sands
                         MS: Newt Necklace +1

Fire Helm                DD Ochimusha (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage-outside)
                         DD General Armor (T Dog's Dancing Someone's Twin Hills)
                         R/R - T Raging Promised Nobleman
                         R/R - T Unmatched Darkside Virgin

Forester Helm            Trade: Iron Grunty (Theta root town)
                         DD Gladiator (T Strayed Worst Night Grass)
                         DD Dark Rider (T Discovered Distant Projection-outside)
                         R/R - T Resonanting Unending Twins
                         MS: Scarab Earring +2

Stormlord Helm           Buy Lambda

Midnight Helm            Trade: Iron Grunty (Theta root town)
                         DD Phalanx (D Bursting Passed Over Haunted Land)
                         MS: Darkness Hood +1/Bat Earrings +2

Golden Helm              DD Nobunga Soul (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap)
                         R/R - L Lightless Bloody Giant
                         MS: Gold Necklace +2/Golden Turban +1

Samaurai Helm            DD Dark Horse (L Lightless Bloody Giant)
                         MS: War Headband +2

Devil Helm               Buy Sigma

Rock Dragon              R/R - S Expansive Bounded Treasury                 
                         MS: Dragon Crest +2/Fox Crest -1

Ice Dragon               R/R - S Greedy Gambler's Drift
                         R/R - S Ancient Destroyer's Battlefield {DBD} - outside
                         MS: Fox Crest +2

Fire Dragon              Trade: Milky Grunty (S root town)
                         DD Nightmare (S Greedy Gambler's Drift)
                         R/R - O Corroded Pagan Virgin

Spirit Dragon            Buy Omega or Trade Benkei

Thunder Dragon           Trade: Hayate
                         MS: Rat Crest +2

Dark Dragon              Trade: Task or Natsume
                         *Gott - O Dolorous Grieving Valkyrie
                         *Gott - O Putrid Passed Over Abyss
                         MS: Raven Crest +2

Mercenary Mask           Trade: Flare
                         MS: Blade's Chain +2/Angel Chain -1

Angel Helm               Trade: Jutah
                         Gott - O Generous Corrupted Fort Walls
                         DD Hell Slicer (O Dolorous Grieving Valkyrie)

Usurper Helm             Trade: Tsukasa
                         DD De{th I$p^a&t (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground)


--Body--

Leather Coat             Buy Delta
                         MS: Leather Armor -1 (PW)

Noble Cloak              R/R - D Indiscreet Gluttonous Pilgrimage
                         MS: Leather Armor +2

Hiking Gear              Buy Theta
                         MS: Wyrm Hide -1 (PW)

Winter Coat              DD Shining Eyes (D Great Evil-eyed Valkyrie)
                         R/R - D Cracked Snaring Cabbage
                         R/R - D Sickened Implacable Far Thunder
                         MS: Wyrm Hide +2 
                             Wyrm Scale -1 or Grand Armour +1 (PW)

Fireman's Coat           DD Noisy Wisp (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         DD Dark Witch (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         MS: Wyrm Scale +2 
                             Frost Armour +1 or Firedrake Mail -1 (PW)

Lincoln Green            DD Halloween (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         DD Fire Witch (T Dog Dancing Someone's Twin Hills)
                         R/R L Lonely Worst Haunted Land
                         MS: Firedrake Mail +2 or Holy Tree Mail -1 (PW)

Thunder Cloak            Buy Lambda
                         MS: Holy Tree Mail +2/Quakebeast Fur -1
                             or Spirit Armour +1 (PW)

Demon Cloak              DD Specter (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land-outside)
                         DD Hysteria (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)
                         R/R - L Blooming Promised Walkway
                         MS: Quakebeast Fur +2 
                             Thunder Armour +1 or Bone Armor -1 (PW)

Saint Cross              R/R - L Lightless Bloody Giant
                         R/R - L Stalking Desperate Clavicle
                         DD Pumpkin King (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap)
                         MS: Bone Armor +2/Ebony Armour +1 or
                             Linen Cuirass -1 (PW)

Blood Suit               DD Druid Witch (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)
                         MS: Linen Cuirass +2 
                             Kris Armour +1 or Bandit Mail -1 (PW)

Priest's Stole           Buy Sigma
                         MS: Bandit Mail +2/Masamume Armour +1 or
                             Segmentart -1 (PW)

Tribal Robes             DD Dark Stalker (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         DD Earth Maiden (S Chattering Snaring Twins)
                         R/R - S Expansive Bounded Treasury
                         MS: Segmentart +2

Flowing Robes            R/R - S Greedy Gambler's Drift {DBD}
                         DD Spark Maiden (S Outpouring Imprisoned Twin Hills)
                         MS: Jasper Hauberk +2 (PW)

Blazing Robes            Gott - S Expansive Bounded Treasury
                         MS: Frost Hauberk +2 or Water Beast +1 (PW)

Airy Robes               Buy Omega or Trade Hirami

Thunder Robes            Trade: A-Kichi or Rachel
                         DD Wood Maiden (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)

Magus Robes              Trade: Cleama
                         DD Pumpkin Head (O Splendid Emerald Nobleman)

Sublime Stole            Trade: Fool
                         DD Flame Maiden (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         MS: Ebony Hauberk +2 or Killer Hauberk -1 (PW)
                    

Celestial Robe           Trade: Rocker Grunty (Omega root town) or Annri
                         Gott - O Unmatched Darkside Sunny Demon
                         MS: Paladin Mail +1 (PW)

Shadow Robes             Trade: Orca
                         DD Madam Niagara (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)

Leather Armor            R/R - D Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field
                         MS: Leather Coat +1/Brigandine -1

Ring Mail                R/R - D Dripping Gambler's Dry Sun
                         R/R - D Corroded Gambler's Nobleman
                         MS: Plate Armor -1 (Thanks, Tolf!)

Wyrm Hide                Buy Theta
                         MS: Grand Armour -1 (PW)

Wyrm Scale               DD Thousand Trees (D Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder)
                         R/R - D Sickened Implacable Far Thunder
                         MS: Grand Armor +2/Frost Armor -1
                             or Winter Coat +1 (PW)

Firedrake Mail           DD Scarlet King (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         DD Red Wyrm (D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills)
                         R/R - T Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon            
                         MS: Frost Armor +2 
                             Fireman's Coat +1 or Blaze Armor -1 (PW)

Holy Tree Mail           DD Snappy Grass (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         DD Lead Snakoid (T Abrasive Mythical Milestone)
                         MS: Blaze Armor +2 
                             Spirit Armour -1 or Lincoln Green +1 (PW)

Quakebeast Fur           R/R - L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground
                         MS: Spirit Armor +2 
                             Thunder Cloak + 1 or Thunder Armour -1 (PW)

Bone Armor               Buy Lambda
                         MS: Demon Cloak +1/Ebony Armour -1 
                             or Thunder Armour +2(PW)

Linen Cuirass            DD King Snakoid (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         R/R - L Lightless Bloody Giant
                         R/R - L Clean Momentary Sunny Demon
                         MS: Ebony Armour +2/Saint Cross +1
                             or Kris Armour -1 (PW)

Bandit Mail              DD Dalaigon (L Lightless Bloody Giant)
                         MS: Blood Suit +1/Kris Armour +2 or
                             Masamune Armour -1 (PW)

Segmentart               Buy Sigma
                         MS: Armor of Hell -1/Masamune Armour +2 (PW)

Jasper Hauberk           DD Napylon (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         DD Hydrosaurus (S Spun Bloody Tragedy)
                         R/R - S Expansive Bounded Treasury
                         MS: Armor of Hell +2 (PW)

Frost Hauberk            Trade: Milky Grunty
                         DD Grangon (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         MS: Earth Beast +2/Water Beast -1

Blaze Hauberk            DD Glygon (S Sorrowing Sweltering Arena)
                         R/R - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market
                         MS: Water Beast +2 (PW)

Spirit Hauberk           Buy Omega or Trade Benkei

Storm Hauberk            Trade: Crest or Quess
                         DD Conqueror (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)
                         DD WxdSto^k (S Screaming Wind Sand's Fate Castle)

Ebony Hauberk            Trade: Mayunosuke, Yuckey, or Nekoski
                         DD Dark Asteroid (O Splendid Emerald Nobleman)

Killer Hauberk           Trade: Teria
                         DD Drygon (O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         MS: Sublime Stole +1 
                             Paladin Mail -1 or Dark Beast +2 (PW)

Able Lamellar            Trade: Benoit
                         DD Blue Wyrm (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         DD Ti&e Vi^to& (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar {DBD})
                         MS: Paladin Mail +2 (PW)

Demon Mail               Trade: Elk
                         DD The Guardian (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         Gott - O Chosen Passed Over Aqua Field
                         Gott - O Graceful Moonlit Fort Walls

Brigadine                R/R - D Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field
                         R/R - D Great Evil-eyed Valkyrie
                         MS: Leather Coat +2

Plate Armor              DD Cadet Valkyrie (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)
                         R/R - D Dripping Gambler's Dry Sea

Grand Armor              Buy Theta
                         MS: Hiking Gear +2 or Winter Coat -1 (PW)

Frost Armor              DD Guardian (T Quiet Eternal White Devil)
                         R/R - D Resonating Forbidden Fate Castle
                         MS: Winter Coat +2 
                             Wyrm Scale +1 or Fireman's Coat -1 (PW)

Blaze Armor              DD Metal Emperor (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         R/R - T Chosen Hopeless Nothingness
                         R/R - T Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         MS: Firedrake Mail +1/Fireman's Coat +2
                             Lincoln Green -1 (PW)

Spirit Armor             DD Fresh Valkyrie (T Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon)
                         MS: Lincoln Green +2 
                             Thunder cloak -1 or Holy Tree Mail +1 (PW)

Thunder Armor            Buy Lambda
                         MS: Quakebeast Fur +1/Thunder Cloak +2 or
                             Demon Cloak -1 (PW)

Ebony Armor              DD Metal Eraser (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)
                         R/R - L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy
                         MS: Demon Cloak +2 
                             Bone Armor +1 or Saint Cross -1 (PW)

Kris Armor               DD Mummy Scissors (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         DD Valkyrie (L Bottomless Guffawing Raw Ore)
                         R/R - L Stalking Desperate Clavicle
                         MS: Blood Suit -1/Linen Cuirass +1 
                             or Saint Cross +2 (PW)

Masamune Armor           DD Temple Knight (L Buried Worst Sacrifice)
                         MS: Blood Suit +2
                             Bandit Mail +1 or Priest's Stole -1 (PW)

Armor of Hell            Buy Sigma or Trade: Grid
                         MS: Segmentart +1 (PW)

Earth Beast              DD Comad Goo (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)
                         R/R - S Quiet Oblivious White Devil
                         MS: Tribal Robes +2

Water Beast              DD Nega Guardian (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)
                         DD Holy Night (S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug)
                         R/R - O Turbulent Loose Aqua Field
                         MS: Flowing Robes +2/Frost Hauberk +1 (PW)

Fire Beast               DD Spin Figure (S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         DD Earthman Drill (S Resonating False Grasslands)
                         R/R - O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market

Tree Beast               Buy Omega or Trade: Sachiko

Thunder Beast            Trade: Neja or Osugi
                         DD Drill Idol (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)

Dark Beast               Trade: Natsume, Acerola, or Heavy
                         MS: Sublime Stole -1 (PW)

Paladin Mail             Trade: Waffle
                         MS: Killer Hauberk +1 or Sublime Stole +2 (PW)

Ragaraja Mail            Trade: John
                         DD Gr=go&! (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)
                         DD &om<d Go= (D Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar)

Omega Guard              Trade: Tsukasa
                         Gott: O Great Grieving 500 Lohan



--Hand--

Wrist Band               Buy Delta

Silver Bracer            Buy Delta or MS: Wrist Bank +1

Fossil Bracer            DD Mushroom King (D Expansive Evil-eyed Hypha)
                         DD Mimic (T Quiet Solitary White Devil)

Frost Bracer             DD Thousand Trees (D Hideous Destroyer's Far Thunder)
                         DD Hungry Grass (T Quiet Solitary White Devil)

Fire Bracer              DD Scarlet King (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         R/R - T Dog Dancing Someone's Twin Hills

Air Bracer               DD Snappy Grass (T Rejecting Reborn Projection)
                         DD Hell Box (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         MS: Hands of Fire +1

Storm Bracer             Buy Lambda

Jet Bracer               R/R - L Dazzling Sage's Arctic
                         MS: Hands of Storm +1

Protect Ring             DD Killer Box (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)
                         R/R - L Pulsating Worst Core (E-N-S-W-N)
                         MS: Gloves of Dark +2

Able Ring                MS: Bouncer Gloves +2 or Able Gloves -1

Geist Ring               Buy Sigma or Trade: Bony Grunty

Rock Guard               DD Deadly Present (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)
                         R/R - S Rising Implacable Sipping Bug
                         R/R - O Bursting Bounded Virgin
                         MS: Drain Gloves +2

Briny Guard              R/R - S Reincarnated Psuedo Nothingness
                         R/R - O Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         MS: Hammer Gloves +2

Charred Guard            R/R - O Rotting Countless Sacrifice
                         MS: Ocean Gloves +2

Hunting Guard            Buy Omega or Trade Rachel

Ion Guard                DD Wxdsto^k (S Screaming Wind Sand's Fate Castle {DBD})

Shadow Guard             Trade: Yuckey
                         DD A:roxa Fe/th&r (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen 
                                             Angel {DBD})
                         MS: Electric Hands +1 (PW)

War God Guard            Trade: Rocker Grunty (Omega), Alicia, or Balmung
                         MS: Bladed Gloves -1 or Midnight Hands +1 (PW)

Sacred Guard             Trade: John
                         MS: Master's Hands +1 (PW)

Uber Guard               Trade: Sieg
                         DD Pandora's Box (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)
                         DD A:roxa FE/th&r (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground {DBD})

Leather Gloves           DD Magical Goblin (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)
                         DD Chicken Hand (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)

Silver Gloves            Buy Theta

Miner's Gloves           DD Hob Goblin (D Raging Passionate Melody)
                         R/R - D Raging Destroyer's Touchstone

Fishing Gloves           DD Goblin Night (D Raging Destroyer's Touchstone)

Smith's Gloves           DD Wood Harpy (D Sickened Implacable Far Thunder)
                         DD Goblin Wiz (T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills)
                         R/R - T Dog Dancing Someone's Twin Hills

Forest Gloves            DD Cannibal (T Rejecting Reborn Projection-outside)
                         R/R - T Reincarnated Purgatorial Altar
                         MS: Hands of Fire +2

Thunder Gloves           DD Ogre (T Discovered Distant Projection)
                         R/R - L Dying Madness Haunted Land

Gloves of Dark           Buy Lambda

Bouncer Gloves           DD Voodoo Goblin (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         R/R - L Pulsating Worst Core (E-N-S-W-N)
                         MS: Hands of Ebony +2

Able Gloves              DD Ironball Titan (L Lightless Bloody Giant)
                         DD Starving Ogre (L Dazzling Sage's Arctic)
                         MS: Able Ring +1 or Able Hands -1

Drain Gloves             Buy Sigma

Hammer Gloves            R/R - S Quiet Oblivious White Devil
                         MS: Cursed Hands +2

Ocean Gloves             DD /onB=ll ^$&a (S Barking Hot-blooded 500 Lohan {DBD})
                         MS: Gaia Hands +2

Inferno Gloves           R/R - O Rotting Countless Sacrifice
                         MS: Aqua Hands +2

Sonic Gloves             Buy Omega or Trade Wing

Shield Gloves            Trade: Mackey, Alue, or Hirami
                         DD Aurora Feather (O Discovered Passed Over Capsule)
                         MS: Electric Hands -1 (PW)

Jet Gloves               Trade: Alpha Ichigoro, NOVA, or Henako
                         DD Rainbow Tail (O Cruel vindictive Scars)

Bladed Gloves            Trade: Stare
                         DD /onB=ll ^$&a (O Sickened Imprisoned Fallen Angel)
                         MS: Master's Hands -1 or War God Guard +1 (PW)

Divine Gloves            Trade: Cyan
                         DD Gob Machine (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         MS: Master's Hands +2/Sacred Guard +1 or +2 (PW)

Hades Gloves             Trade: Elk
                         DD Psyche Vision (O Clean Momentary Sunny Demon)

Rusted Hands             R/R - D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field
                         MS: Wrist Band +2

Silver Hands             Buy Theta

Hands of Earth           DD Fiend Menhir (D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills)
                         DD Mimic (T Quiet Eternal White Devil-outside)

Hands of Water           R/R - T Soaring Sky Smiling Capsule

Hands of Fire            R/R - T Discovered Distant Projection
                         R/R - Stayed Worst Night Grass
                         DD Menhir (D Detestable Hot-blooded Twin Hills)
                         MS: Smith's Gloves +1

Hands of Wood            DD Hell Box (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)

Hands of Storm           Buy Lambda

Hands of Ebony           R/R - L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy
                         MS: Jet Bracer +2

Hands of Ronin           DD Killer Box (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)
                         DD Statue Menhir (L Dying Madness Haunted Land)
                         R/R - L Pulsating Worst Core (E-N-S-W-N)
                         MS: Protect Ring +2

Able Hands               DD Scorpioid (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)
                         MS: Able Ring +2 or Able Gloves +1

Cursed Hands             Buy Sigma

Gaia Hands               DD Deadly Present (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)
                         R/R - S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie
                         MS: Rock Guard +2

Aqua Hands               R/R - S Nameless Psuedo Sea of Sand
                         R/R - S Graceful Tempting Fallen Angel
                         MS: Briny Guard +2

Fire Hands               Trade: Aqua Grunty (Sigma root town)
                         R/R - O Rotting Countless Sacrifice
                         R/R - OGraceful Moonlit Fort Walls

Sprite Hands             Buy Omega or Trade: BIG

Electric Hands           Trade: Yugi

Midnight Hands           Trade: Natsume or Cima
                         MS: War God Guard -1 (PW)

Master's Hands           Trade: Flare 
                         MS: War God Guard +2 (PW)

Divine Hands             Trade: Panta
                         Gott - Omega Closed Smiling Sunny Demon

Demon's Hands            Trade: Tsukasa
                         DD Pandora's Box (O Greedy Orange Battlefield)



--Leg--

Sandals                  Buy Delta

Leg Mail                 R/R - D Expansive Evil-eyed Hypha
                         MS: Safety Shoes +2

Ceramic Anklet           Buy Theta

Frost Anklet             DD Lamia Fighter (T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills)
                         DD Nomadic Bones (D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold)
                         R/R - D Clean Momentary Sunny Demon

Iron Anklet              DD Killer Snaker (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         R/R - T Barking Sea of Cloud Crack
                         R/R - T Breezing Agonizing Virgin

Oak Anklet               DD Lamia Hunter (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         DD Living Dead (T Generous Corrupted Great Seal)
                         MS: Flare Guard +1

Thunder Anklet           Buy Lambda

Ninja Anklet             DD Bone Army (L Outpouring Hard Roe Fertile Land)
                         R/R - L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap
                         MS: Thunder Boots +2

Greave Sticker           DD Orochi (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap-outside)
                         DD Headless King-L Soaring Sky Passed Over Haunted Land
                         R/R - L Pulsating Worst Core (E-N-S-W-N)

Ivory Greaves            Trade: Noble Grunty (all root towns)
                         DD Lamia Assassin (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)
                         DD Franken (L Dazzling Sage's Arctic)

Devil Greaves            Buy Sigma

Stone Greaves            DD Skull Hero (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         R/R - O Great Smiling Valkyrie

Sea Greaves              Trade: Milky Grunty
                         DD Magatumkuro (S Quiet Oblivious White Devil)
                         R/R - S Graceful Tempting Fallen Angel
                         MS: Stone Solleret + 2 or Imp's Leg Mail +1

Lava Greaves             DD Undead Voodoo (S Sorrowful Sweltering Arena)
                         DD HE{dhu&__er (S Greedy Gambler's Drift {DBD})
                         MS: Frost Solleret +2

Oaken Greaves            Buy Omega or Trade: Nijukata
Storm Greaves            Trade: Crest or Hirami

Ebony Greaves            Trade: Mayunosuke, Henako, or Moonstone
                         DD Jealous Cobra (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)

Alert Greaves            Trade: Fool
                         DD Pazuzu (O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         DD Neptune Medusa (O Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)

Greaves of Awe           Trade: Jutah
                         DD Vitra Master (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)
                         DD Ominous Skull (O Great Evil-eyed Haunted Land)

Denial Greaves           Trade: John
                         DD Maga*umk/ro (O Reincarnated Elusive Lyric Poet)

Safety Shoes             DD Deadly Moth (D Bursting Evil-eyed Aqua Field)
                         MS: Sandals +1

Jungle Boots             R/R - D Expansive Evil-eyed Hypha
                         MS: Used Greaves +2/Leg Mail +1

Mountain Boots           Buy Theta

Snow Panther             DD Lamia Fighter (T Bursting Passed Over Twin Hills)
                         R/R - T Quiet Eternal White Devil

Fire Lizard              DD Killer Snaker (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         DD Phantom Wing (D Cracked Snaring Cabbage)
                         R/R - T Strayed Worst Night Grass
                         MS: Iron Anklet +1

Ranger's Boots           DD Lamia Hunter (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         DD Baby Worm (T Entwined Sea of Cloud Limit)
                         R/R - L Sickened Momentary Dry Sea

Thunder Boots            R/R - L Dying Madness Haunted Land
                         MS: Green Guard +2

Ninja Socks              Buy Lambda

Deluxe Boots             DD Orochi (L Bitter Hot-blooded Sand Trap-outside)
                         R/R - L Pulsating Worst Core (E-N-S-W-N)
                         MS: Benkei's Guard +2

Powered Boots            DD Moonlighter (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)
                         MS: Spiked Guard +2

Osorezan Socks           Buy Sigma

Stone Solleret           DD Miasma Wyvern (S Tested Quicksilver Valkyrie)
                         R/R - S Dying Windmill's Neigh
                         MS: Magic Leg Mail +2

Frost Solleret           R/R - S Tested Morphean Alchemy
                         R/R - S Nameless Psuedo Sea of Sand
                         MS: Sea Greaves +1 or Imp's Leg Mail +2

Blaze Solleret           Trade: Aqua Grunty (Sigma root town)
                         DD Mugai Wyvern (S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         DD Bee Commando (S Soaring Sky Hopeless Cat Market)
                         

Oaken Solleret           Buy Omega or Trade: Rachel
Storm Solleret           Trade: Hayate, Oborozukiyo, or Osugi

Night Solleret           Trade: Bell, Acerola, Moonstone, Gyokuro, or Task
                         DD Jealous Cobra (O Cruel Vindictive Scars)
                         *Gott - O Bursting Evil-eyed Fertile Land

Guard Solleret           Trade: Teria
                         DD Vitra Master (O Rotting Countless Sacrifice)

Magus Solleret           Trade: Annri

Ultra Solleret           Trade: Elk
                         Gott - O Writhing Madness Sand Trap

Used Greaves             DD Snip Snap (D Beautiful Sacred Nobleman)
                         MS: Sandals +2/Safety Shoes +1

Leather Legs             R/R - D Unmatched Darkside Virgin
                         MS: Leg Mail +2

Mountain Guard           Buy Theta

Aqua Guard               DD Squilla Demon (D Putrid Hot-blooded Scaffold)
                         DD Crab Turtle (T Quiet Eternal White Devil)
                         R/R - D Clean Momentary Sunny Demon

Flare Guard              R/R - T Strayed Worst Night Grass
                         R/R - T Abrasive Mythical Milestone

Green Guard              R/R - L Lonely Worst Haunted Land-outside
                         R/R - L Voluptous Darkside New Truth

Electric Guard           Buy Lambda

Benkei's Guard           R/R - L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy
                         MS: Ninja Anklet +2

Spiked Guard             DD Scopioid (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)
                         DD Sand Hill (L Sorrowful Her Holy Ground)

Rare Greaves             DD Lamia Assassin (L Fleeting Sacred Tri-Pansy)

Magic Leg Mail           Buy Sigma

Imp's Leg Mail           DD Gaia Turtle (S Turbulent Distrusting Ice Wall)
                         R/R - S Quiet Oblivious White Devil
                         R/R - S Dying Windmill's Neigh

Ice Leg Mail             DD San=Hi/ (S Unusual Ghostly Remnant)
                         R/R - S Tested Morphean Alchemy {DBD}
                         R/R - O Solemn Satisfying Drift
                         MS: Sea Greaves +2/Lava Greaves -1 

Flame Leg Mail           MS: Lava Greaves +2

Oaken Leg Mail           Buy Omega or Trade Mutsuki or Cossack Leader
Storm Leg Mail           Trade: Oborozukiyo, Alue, or NOVA

Ebony Leg Mail           Trade: Bell, Alpha Ichigoro, or Moonstone
                         *Gott - O Bursting Evil-eyed Fertile Land

Lone Leg Mail            Trade: Waffle
                         R/R - O Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon

Alien Leg Mail           Trade: Benoit
                         DD Hell Slicer (O Dolorous Grieving Valkyrie)

Ultra Leg Mail           Trade: Tsukasa
                         DD San=Hi/ (O Hidden Darkside Holy Ground)




Section II: Tips and Advice

Iíve done the Items Completion quest a couple of times now.  The first time, 
it took me so many visits (hundreds) to the Myst Springs that I got 
really frustrated.  I thought that surely there was an easier way.  So, I 
tried it again.  Starting all the way back with .hack Infection, I kept 
a running diary of what I found where.  I have crawled through dozens and 
dozens of dungeons in an effort to find stuff.  This can be a bit tricky 
because the treasure chests are all random.  I didnít realize how random 
until I visited dungeons multiple times.  The chest that had a Fire Bracer 
in it last time has a The Fool in it now and vice-versa.  The Jindachi I 
found in a Risky treasure is in a regular chest this time and vice-versa.  
You can best see this in the very first dungeon you ever visited.  
Delta Bursting Passed Over Aqua Field has two chests in the first 
room where Orca gave you a lesson on using Fortune Wires.  I ran in and 
out the front entrance of this dungeon ten times and I received 
Brigadine, Leather Coat, Leather Armor, Leather Gloves, Nomadís Hood, 
Head Gear, and spell scrolls - all out of two chests.  The same goes 
for the Gott chests.  If something is listed, it CAN be there.  Knowing 
this, Iíve tried to list locations for items only if Iíve found an item 
there at least twice.  If Iíve only found something once, Iíll tell you. 
Also, I donít list Gott chests unless itís one of the necessary ones 
(Baian, Awful Stun Rod, Madlance, Gungnir, Evil Eyes, Rugrat Nights) or 
if I found something there that you donít find that often.  I try to 
list shorter dungeons to save time, but if I found lots of equipment in 
a dungeon and itís five floors, well, sorry - thatís the one youíll get.  
When I can though, Iíll steer you towards shorter areas.  Since you 
MUST visit the Gott Chests for these six weapons, you might want to 
go ahead and do it early on.  Youíll pick up lots of other items while 
youíre at it - Angel Chains, Angel Helms, Angel Caps, etc.  The most 
trips itís ever taken me to get one of the Gott chest weapons was 
twelve, but Iíve read on the board of people taking thirty-five tries 
to get Gungnir, so you might as well make the most of it. Donít let 
the randomness discourage you; weapons tend to show up in the same 
places over and over again.  I did one dungeon three times in a row 
to check this.  My first time through, I received three Professionals, 
two Insane Spears, and one Apocalypse Rod.  The second time, I found 
five Professionals, no spears, and two Apocalypse Rods.  The third time, 
I found two of each.  So, the weapons ARE there, but it may take a 
second trip to find one. This goes for monsters, too. Once in a while, 
you wonít find a monster where it should be. Just run through again; 
itíll show up (unless it was a boss - they wonít be back).

There are several dungeons (you can find them in other faqs) where you 
can find special trade items like Dollís Amulet or the Christmas Card.  
I myself havenít found the trade items to be worth the trouble.  Each 
of these dungeons, however, has a different data bug that youíll have 
to have if you want to complete your monster Ryu Book, and some of them 
have hard-to-find items via Data Drain.  If you need just one thing out 
of a data bug area, try the outside portals first.  Sometimes the one 
you need is outside. If itís not the enemy you want, just run.  As soon 
as youíre out of battle mode, you can gate out.  It might save a trip 
or two into some nasty dungeons.  Some data bugs arenít worth the effort.  
Your monster Ryu Book will list Gaiaís Axe as a data drain of a Comad Goo 
data bug.  In three games, Iíve collected cumulatively about thirty 
Hellís Heralds (yep, thatís the enemy that has Gaiaís Axe). Iíve never 
once gotten a Gaiaís Axe.  You might have better luck than I, but the 
Myst Springs are just easier for this weapon.  If you go after a Data 
Bug item, be sure to go to the location listed. Several data bugs have 
the same names but carry different items at different locations. 

Update: If a data bug carries a weapon you need plus a rare weapon like 
Hell's Herald or Yeah Piros! try regular data drain instead of 2128. 
I got Gaia's Axes this time.

Speaking of data bug areas, when you do Machaís Dungeon, take in as 
little equipment as you can to save room for all the stuff you pick 
up in there.  This is a nasty, nasty place - not someplace you want 
to go back to, so come out with as much stuff as you possibly can and 
check it in immediately.

Update: I filled twenty-one slots in the item completion contest from 
this one dungeon. Again, carry in as little as you can. 



Myst Springs

You know by now that throwing a piece of equipment into a Myst Spring 
can change it.  Weapons are easy.  With the exception of Shinto Dream 
(thanks again to VeghEsther and Souten no Balmung for explaining this to 
me), the weapons go directly in order as they appear on the list.  So, 
if you have a blank spot, manipulate the springs accordingly.  The armor 
isnít so straight forward.  It goes up according to class, but since the 
Items List doesnít give you the armorís level, it can be hard to know 
what to throw in.  It took me two days of systematically trying armor 
in the springs to get the handful of pieces I needed.  So, if I have 
the "recipe" for a piece of armor, Iíll give it to you.

Every server has Monsieurs and Grandpas. Low-average level dungeons 
will have Monsieurs; high-level dungeons within that server will have 
Grandpas. Weapons and armor react differently in different conditions, 
so youíll need to manipulate the dungeons to what you need.  I prefer 
forest dungeons for weapons for a few reasons. Firstly, they always do 
what theyíre supposed to (i.e., I understand how these work).  In 
daytime (bright or grayish), the weapon goes up two; at night or in 
the afternoon (funky colors - lots of pink), the weapon goes up one.  
Ending keywords Haunted Land or Valkyrie will get you a forest dungeon 
most of the time.  Second keywords Evil-eyed or Fossilís will usually 
make it nighttime.  First keyword Great or Chosen will usually make it 
high-level.  So, if you need a high-level nighttime dungeon, try Great 
Evil-eyed Valkyrie.  If you need a high-level daytime, try Chosen (almost 
any second word) Haunted Land. You see how it works. The second reason 
I like forest dungeons is that I can find the Myst Spring very quickly 
with a Fairy Orb.  Third nice thing is there are rarely more than 
half-a-dozen (usually less) magic portals in these dungeons, so I can 
quickly clear the field. Since youíre doing this quest, Iím assuming 
youíre a completist. This is a very fast way to finish off the field 
portal section of one of your Ryu books.  You can even find those pesky 
Piney Apples if you havenít finished your Grunties. 

Armor is just the opposite.  Easiest for me is Thunder dungeons.  Itís 
almost always raining. Just do Random searches for Thunder.  In the rain, 
armor goes up two. At night (no rain), it goes up one.  If you need a 
weapon to go down one, take it to a Thunder area. There are other things 
that work. These just work best for me. 

Wherever you go, make sure youíre in a strong enough server.  Armorís 
not usually a problem, but you need plenty of leeway for weapons.  If you 
throw a weapon into a Myst Spring in the daytime and it goes up one instead 
of the two it should have, youíve reached the outside limit of that 
serverís ability.  When in doubt, stick with a stronger server.

In summary:
Daytime:  Weapon +2/Armor -1
Night:    Weapon +1/Armor +1
Rain      Weapon -1/Armor +2

Keep in mind that Myst Springs regenerate.  They wonít be back immediately, 
but they will come back, so if you find an area that you particularly like 
(no enemies between you and the spring), make a note of it and you can use 
it again later. Or after several dungeons, just start at the bottom of your 
Warp History and hit those springs again.  If youíre searching for Myst 
Springs in open fields, call your dungeon grunty and head off for the 
dungeon.  Youíll travel faster and spot a Myst Spring along the way at 
least part of the time.  

Always carry a few weapons with you.  Iíve never found a Short Swing (#2 
on the Axemanís list). Knowing that, I carry a couple of Hatchets when 
I go dungeon crawling. If I find an appropriate spring, I just pitch it in 
and get that Short Swing while Iím on my way somewhere.  Itíll save you a 
few trips later.

Update: I cannot believe that I was halfway through this quest for the third
time before I learned about the Overall Map (thanks, John!). Well, for 
goodness'sake! When you warp into a dungeon, you can set the map to Overall 
with the Select button. This lets you see instantly if there is or is not a 
Myst Spring available. With this handy little feature, I have switched to 
Sea of Sand Dungeons for my +2 weapons - lovely. :) 



A Few Tips

Having played .Hack enough to get to this side quest, you probably already 
know all of this; just consider these a few friendly reminders. 

ALWAYS carry equipment that lets Kite use the spells Suvi Lei (paralysis) 
and Mumyn Lei (sleep).  The vast majority of enemies in this game are 
highly susceptible to one of these two spells.  "Families" of enemies 
will all be susceptible to the same spell. Lichs (Lich, Lord Lich, Ancient, 
Dark Lord, etc.), Armor enemies, maidens, hsiens, wyverns can all be 
paralyzed almost instantly.  Death Implant-type, bony enemies like Pazuzu 
and Ominous Skulls, Starfish, Rainbow Tails, Hand of God, Goblins, dogs, 
and snaky things like Neptune Medusa all go right to sleep.  Not only 
does this make enemies easier to Data Drain (since you can actually 
catch them), it will save you loads of time healing your party 
when they can just attack without getting beaten to a pulp. 
Kiki & Lala and Nil & Despair each have one of the spells; Stealth 
Blades have both.  Still, keep bunches of Antidotes and Restoratives 
with you for those enemies that are resistant to your spells 
(Death Glares and Hellboxes come to mind).  Also, take out 
the healers first.  Enemies like Menhir, Skate Rat Ark, 
Conqueror, and Napylon will not only heal themselves and other 
monsters, theyíll even resurrect their friends, so get them out 
of the way first.

ALWAYS carry tons of Fortune Wires and Fairy Orbs.  Use a Fairy Orb on 
every level of every dungeon to save loads of time in backtracking.  If 
youíre doing Gott chest dungeons, have a good supply of Sprite Ocarinas 
so that you can warp out and go right back down if you didnít get what 
you were after the first time.

ALWAYS check in with the items man after EVERY TRADE and EVERY DUNGEON.  
I know this seems like overkill, but itís really not.  Many items in this 
game have similar names.  Cygnus is a spell scroll; Cygnus Wand is a 
weapon.  Steelblade is a Blademaster weapon; Steel Blades is a Twin 
Blade weapon.  Slayer is a Heavy Blade; Slayers is a Twin Blade. Sun Fang 
One, Sun Fang Five, and The Sun Fang are three separate weapons as are 
Earth Rod, Earth Wand, and Earth Staff.  You think you checked in the 
Staff of Truth when, in fact, it was the Wand of Truth that you checked in.  
You gave away your Hands of Fire when it was the Fire Hands that were 
checked in. So, donít go into a trading frenzy.  Trade and check in so 
that you donít accidentally trade off something that you need for your 
list. This is especially true for one-of-a-kind trade items.  Thankfully, 
most of these arenít available until after the items completion contest 
begins (Helba, Tsukasa, Subaru, Kazu, Orca, etc.). Just BE CAREFUL. 
Check in after every trade.  It would be awful if you gave away or 
traded Excalibur (Kazu only) before it was checked in. Unless you stumble 
across one in a Gott chest (and no one ever has that I know of), youíll 
never find another.  If I find alternate locations for trade items, Iíll 
mention them just in case you traded earlier in Disc Four and an item is 
no longer available.

Update: Again, I want to stress, check it in AFTER EVERY TRADE! At the very 
least, when you clean a person out (like Kazu), check those weapons in RIGHT 
THEN. Don't wait and accidentally trade one away for something else.



TRADING TIPS:

Pay attention to who youíre trading with.  A Heavy Blade will give you a 
lot more trading credit for that Forest Sword than an Axeman will.  
A Wavemasterís not going to be that enthused about your high-powered 
Demon Mail because he canít wear it.  Offer him a Shadow Robes instead.

When you start trading at the beginning of the items quest, donít 
clean everybody out.  You only need one of each item.  If NOVA and Task 
both have a Nightingale, just trade for one (I took NOVAís).  Then later, 
when youíre sick of Data Draining and dungeon crawling and need that 
Nightingale for a Myst Spring, Task will still have one for you to pick 
up.  Just think of it as free storage.

Thereís an element of randomness in the trading just as there is in the 
treasure chests.  The bulk of each personís trading list is set in stone.  
As long as you leave the item alone, it will be there forever until you 
decide you want it.  This is not true of the LAST TRADING SLOT.  The last 
item on each personís list will CHANGE.  Since I donít know how to hack 
into games, I canít tell you what causes this, but I do know that it 
happens.  Iím not certain, but I think what people carry in that last 
slot depends largely on what youíve been trading for.  My first time doing 
this quest, I went around and cleaned everyone out.  Later, lots of people 
had War God hand armors, so I picked up several.  When I went back to that 
save and checked my trading Ryu book, 90% of the players were carrying 
hand armor in that last slot.  This time around, Iíve been a lot more 
selective and have traded primarily for weapons.  In the Ryu Book, again, 
90% of the players are carrying weapons in that last slot.  This last slot 
is what you might call an optional trade.  Itís not guaranteed, but 
something could show up that you need (like my Aqua Spear, Forest Sword, 
and Liquid Axe).  This will not apply to your playable characters or 
specialty traders (burning oil, etc.), but it will apply to everyone else 
and the grunties.  So, check your grunties and your "players youíve met" 
Ryu book from time to time.  If an item shows up in that last slot that 
you need, GET IT NOW, because it may be gone next time you look.  When I 
figured out how random that last slot was, I quit writing those trades down, 
so if Iíve listed a trade in the faq that you canít find, it was an 
optional trade.

Update: Exploit the optional trades. I picked up LOTS of weapons this time
in that last trading slot. If the grunties/players have stuff you don't 
want/need, trade for it and get it out of there. Soon, they'll have new 
stuff in those slots. Just remember that that optional trading slot tends 
to carry what you've been trading for. If you want weapons, don't go around 
trading for a lot of armor just yet. This time around, I left stuff alone 
that I knew would be there forever (everything except the last slot slot) 
and spent my time picking off those last slot items. 

Use your storage wisely.  If you have a lot of rare or high-end weapons 
that cannot be used in the Myst Springs, donít keep them.  Theyíre not doing 
you a bit of good in storage. Picked up ten Hellís Haraldís in Machaís 
Dungeon?  Give them to your Axemen, trade, then sell the rest. Cash them in 
and buy call spells in Lia Fail instead.  The calls are magnificent for 
trading and will take up a lot less storage.  Use your storage for 
various levels of equipment.  Then when you need something for the Myst 
Springs, you have several levels to choose from.  Itís much better to have 
that Blitz Spear you need for the Myst Spring than to have to build it up 
from a Fairy Spear.  Once you start in with the Myst Springs in earnest, 
do one weapons class at a time. Finish the Twin Blades, for example, and you 
can dump all of those weapons youíve been saving and free up more storage.



Data Draining

By now, you know how this works, so Iíll just mention a couple of things. 
If youíre trying to data drain an enemy, and it just wonít break, try 
a different attack. Iíve beaten Dark Asteroids and Neptune Medusas (both 
taking nice little naps) literally into the single digits without a 
Protect Break.  Use magic on them instead. If your physical/magical 
attacks arenít working, try the other.  Second, make sure you have 
some negative weapons for the lower levels that you want to Data Drain.  
My favorites for this are the three Twin Blades.  Even when they reached 
Level 99, Moonstone and Natsume, equipped with Nil & Despair, hit for 
precisely one point per hit even in a Level 1 Dungeon.  This makes it very 
easy to Data Drain those low HP enemies.  If itís going too slowly, tell 
them to use magic or skills.  This will be very weak, too, but a bit faster.  
If youíve gone to a mid-level dungeon and have a 600 HP enemy, give Kite 
a regular weapon and let him knock the HP in half before they start pecking 
away at it.  Just mix it up, but these two are excellent for Data Draining 
lots of enemies.  Keep in mind that Kite will be stronger than the other 
two (especially his magic), I suppose from all the +2 books he gets. You can 
get Nil & Despair from WxdSto^k in Sigma Screaming Wind Sandís Fate 
Castle.  Youíll pick up other negative weapons along the way. I personally 
found this one the most useful.


You should never have money problems in this stage of the game. You pick 
up so much stuff to sell that moneyís easy, so if you can buy something, 
buy it.  Just a side note - you can use high-end Gott treasures like 
Vessels of Sky or Golem Parts to build affection very quickly, even with 
someone like Sora (whoís not easily impressed).  Call spells sell for big 
money, trade for most anything, and build affection with Wavemasters like 
Helba in a jiffy. 

As you go through the list, pay close attention to the server designation. 
Omega Discovered Forbidden Sunny Demon is the location of one of the 
must-have Gott items. Since itís a lovely, oh-so-short dungeon, I tried 
those same keywords at all the other servers and found five identical 
dungeons.  Theyíre identical in every way except for the enemies and items 
you find.  So, if a keyword phrase looks familiar, double-check the 
server before you head off in case itís a different dungeon.

I still havenít found everything, and I know I never will, but I have found 
all but about ninety pieces of equipment on the list - thatís ninety pieces 
for the Myst Springs (which is just about right since you need about 
sixty meetings each with Monsieur and Grandpa for one of the Ryu books). 
There are alternatives for the rest.  Well, I think thatís about it.  
Iíll be quiet now and let you get on with it.  Have fun and good luck. :)