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    XENOSAGA EPISODE II: JENSEITS VON GUT UND BOSE
    DOUBLE TECH FAQ
    (v1.0, 7-6-04)
    by Edward Chang (chang.459(at)osu.edu)
    
    Revision History
    v1.0 (7-6-04)
       First version.
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. Introduction
    2. Character Double Techs
    3. ES Double Techs
       -ES Asher
       -ES Dinah
       -ES Zebulun
    4. Frequently Asked Questions
    5. Credits
    
    
    1. INTRODUCTION
    
    This is an FAQ for Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose. It deals
    with Double Techs, semi-secret skills that are new to the Xenosaga series.
    Double Techs are what they sound like - techniques performed by two
    characters at the same time for big damage and/or other effects. This FAQ
    will list the double techs in the game as well as how to obtain them.
    
    Double techs require Stock to use. Each double tech is listed with a stock
    requirement - most require 2. This means that to perform the double tech,
    each character involved must have 2 or more stock. In order to actually
    perform the tech, one character must be the current active turn, and the
    other must boost. Thus, double techs consume a certain number of stock
    per character and one boost. Each double tech can only be used once per
    battle.
    
    Double techs also exist on the ES, where they take a slightly different
    form. Each of the three ESs in the game has a 'main' pilot - the ES
    Asher has Jr., the ES Dinah has KOS-MOS, and the ES Zebulun has MOMO. Each
    ES also has a copilot, and who the copilot is determine what double techs
    that ES can use. ES Double Techs require Energy Charge (EC) to use (boost
    is not necessary). Every attack an ES performs gives 25 EC; using Stock
    gives 100 EC. Unlike character double techs, ES double techs can be used
    as many times per battle as desired.
    
    This FAQ makes use of SJIS encoding in order to display Japanese
    characters. I included this feature so that if you do not know
    Japanese, you can easily match up the characters on your TV screen
    to the characters in this guide. You will need to have support for
    viewing Japanese characters on your computer, however. Certain versions
    of Windows should have it built in; otherwise, you'll either need to
    get a program like NJStar Communicator, or you'll need to get 
    Japanese character support for Internet Explorer (free from Microsoft)
    and open this file in IE instead of Notepad/Wordpad.
    
    
    2. CHARACTER DOUBLE TECHS
    
    In the first few battles in the game, you'll receive a quick tutorial on
    the game's battle system. At one point you'll be introduced to double
    techs, where Jin and Chaos's double tech, Hyoumonken, will be displayed.
    This is the only double tech in the game that you get for free. All others
    must be obtained by completing specific G2 Campaign missions or by getting
    and using certain rare items from bosses. Each double tech listed here
    will explain how to earn that double tech.
    
    Gravity Fist 重力拳
    Shion and KOS-MOS
    Stock: 2
    This tech causes physical, bashing damage to one enemy. As an added bonus,
    it can cause L Slow status on them, making it slightly more useful than
    most of the other techs. Learning this double tech requires you to obtain
    the New Double Tech Awakening Book Two 新二人技覚醒書弐, which is a rare
    steal from Orguia, the boss in the Ormus Stronghold.
    
    Duo Buster デュオバスター
    Shion and KOS-MOS
    Stock: 3
    This tech causes ether beam damage to one enemy. The damage can be huge
    against enemies weak against beam, but it's a pity that it costs 3 stock
    and yet only hits one enemy. To learn this double tech, you must complete
    G2 Campaign #36, which basically requires finishing ALL of the other G2
    Campaign missions, then speaking to Valtell ヴァルテル in Second Miltia City 
    Sector 2.
    
    Angelic Requiem 大天使の鎮魂歌
    Shion and Jr.
    Stock: 2
    This tech causes physical piercing damage to all enemies. Rather nice for
    taking out large groups of humanoids, who tend to be weak against pierce.
    To learn this double tech, you must complete G2 Campaign #5. This mission
    is assigned by Jun ジュン in the Uzuki residence after the Shion Visits Home
    event; it requires you to complete a sliding block puzzle within 3 minutes.
    You can try as many times as you need.
    
    Duo Spell Ray デュオスペルレイ
    Shion and Chaos
    Stock: 2
    This tech causes ether beam damage to one enemy. A little bit risque,
    perhaps? To learn this, complete G2 Campaign #17, assigned by Bonnie ボニー
    in the Foundation. She wants you to help her get a job, so you have to find
    her a manners book and a pink dress. See my G2 Campaign FAQ for fuller
    details on this mission, which has some other complex requirements.
    
    Burst Veil バーストヴェール
    Shion and MOMO
    Stock: 1
    This tech supports your party rather than attacks the enemy by giving your
    party Burst Veil status, which basically doubles the effect of any Veil
    spell you cast. If you're in the habit of casting Veil-type spells for
    elemental protection, this can be a good tech to use, especially since
    it's 'cheap' at 1 stock each for Shion and MOMO. To learn this tech, finish
    G2 Campaign #8, which involves helping Ligi リージ at the power grid in 
    Second Miltia. You have to navigate through the maze of electrical power 
    grids and hit the switch in the back within 5 minutes. You can try as many 
    times as you want, so don't panic about it.
    
    Eiyuu Kenbu (Hero's Sword Dance) 英雄剣舞
    Shion and Jin
    Stock: 2
    This tech causes physical slashing damage to a single enemy. (It's very
    pretty too). No real special attributes. To learn this double tech, finish
    G2 Campaign #34 after clearing the Ormus Stronghold. Talk to Carlos カルロス
    in Second Miltia, and he'll ask you to survey people for the best date
    spot. Answer "Second Miltia" 第二ミルチア to complete the mission.
    
    Houou Aikiken (Phoenix Love Spirit Sword) 鳳凰愛気剣
    Shion and Jin
    Stock: 3
    This double tech causes ether, aura-elemental damage to one enemy. This can
    be nice as neither Shion nor Jin normally has access to aura attacks, but
    again the stock cost is a little more than the tech is worth. To earn this
    double tech, you need the New Double Tech Awakening Book Three
    新二人技覚醒書参, which is a rare steal from Margulis, the boss in the
    Labyrinth.
    
    Cross Fist クロスフィスト
    KOS-MOS and Ziggy
    Stock: 2
    This causes physical, bashing damage to one character. Pretty plain. To earn
    this double tech, you must finish G2 Campaign #22. Talk to Johnny ジョニー
    after clearing the Ormus Stronghold in front of the bakery in the Foundation,
    and accept his mission of playing paper-rock-scissors with everybody in
    the area. If you win a certain amount of them, you'll be given this tech
    as a reward.
    
    Cross Hilbert クロスヒルベルト
    KOS-MOS and MOMO
    Stock: 2
    This causes no damage, but instead causes H Lost status on all enemies. H
    Lost prevents enemies from using Ethers, so this spell can be pretty nice
    if you're up against some spellcasters. However you're not likely to get
    much use out of this. To learn this, finish G2 Campaign #30. After reaching
    Old Miltia, talk to Clive クライブ in King's Shop in the Foundation, and
    then pick up all five cats and find them a suitable owner. Their locations
    are as follows:
    -Marcello マルセロ, Second Miltia, Spaceport
    -Valentina ヴァレンティナ, Second Miltia City, Moby Dick Cafe
    -Anuze アニューゼ, Second Miltia City, 40 Publishing Agency
    -Nascha ナーシャ, Kukai Foundation City, Bar
    -Kagari カガリ, Kukai Foundation City, Laundromat
    After delivering all of the cats, return to Clive for the reward.
    
    Dancing Rondo ダンシングロンド
    KOS-MOS and Chaos
    Stock: 3
    This causes physical, bashing damage on one opponent. It costs 3 stock, 
    and thus isn't usually worth the damage. However, it's pretty funny to
    watch. To earn this tech, finish G2 Campaign #28. To do so, you must first
    beat the game, then reload the clear save file and play through all of
    the secret dungeons. Finally, Kite カイト in the Iron Man bar in the
    Foundation will ask you to defeat Mad Skeltar, who can be found on top of
    the tower in the Heavenly Ruins. See my G2 Campaign FAQ for more details.
    
    Hyoumonken (Frozen Sword) 氷紋剣
    Jin and Chaos
    Stock: 2
    This causes physical, slashing and ice damage against one enemy. Ice damage
    is the hardest kind of elemental to get, so this can be pretty good. This
    is the only double tech you learn for free.
    
    Ziggy Strike ジギーストライク
    Ziggy and MOMO
    Stock: 3
    This causes physical, bashing and fire damage against one enemy. Not that
    worth the stock, though it causes lots of damage and is HILARIOUS. G2
    Campaign #32 is the one to beat to earn this skill. To do so you need to
    pay off Matthews' 10 million G debt to K2 at the Spaceport in Second Miltia,
    then you must talk to Kamikaze カミカゼ in the Elza. 
    
    Life One ライフワン
    Chaos and MOMO
    Stock: 3
    Another support double tech, this casts "Saiai no Kachi" (Beloved Student)
    on all of your characters, which will heal them to max automatically if 
    they should die. Since the spell Saiai no Kachi costs 60 EP, not to mention
    4800 class points and 9600 skill points just to learn, this is a huge
    benefit! It's too bad you can only cast it once per battle. Try casting it
    during every boss fight. To learn this you need the New Double Tech Awakening 
    Book Four 新二人技覚醒書四, which is a rare steal from the Pope, the boss
    of the Omega System.
    
    Elemental Nocturne 精霊の夜想曲
    Jr. and Chaos
    Stock: 2
    This skill causes ether/aura damage to all enemies. Very nice effect. To
    learn this skill, complete G2 Campaign #9; this involves helping Maple
    メイプル in Second Miltia find her stuffed teddy bear, which you can do
    simply by chasing the thief around Second Miltia. After seeing three
    cutscenes, examine the shiny object on the ground to pick up the bar, and
    return it to Maple.
    
    Silver Duet 白銀の二重唱
    Jr. and MOMO
    Stock: 2
    This causes ether damage to one enemy. Not that spectacular, although very
    pretty-looking (and cute, I guess). To earn this, you need the New Double 
    Tech Awakening Book One 新二人技覚醒書壱, which is a rare steal from Albedo,
    the boss of MOMO's Deep Domain (Winter). 
    
    Burning Chorus 灼熱の合唱
    Jr. and Ziggy
    Stock: 2
    This causes physical piercing and fire damage to all enemies. Again an
    awesome double tech. Complete G2 Campaign #23, which involves helping
    Panache パナシェ on the Elza. Go to Narcissus ナルシサス in the Vector
    Section 2 in Second Miltia to get a battery, then return to Panache and use
    the scanning device next to him. Rinse and repeat until you reveal the
    culprit's face.
    
    
    3. ES DOUBLE TECHS
    
    ES Double Techs do not need to be learned; they depend solely on who the
    copilot is. However, some double techs need 300 Energy Charge. Since 200
    is the normal maximum, the only way to perform these double techs is to
    equip the special accessory "EMAX300", which raises your maximum to 300. 
    You can get three of these items - convenient, since there's 3 ESs in the
    game.
    -One is a normal item drop from Icasaar, Pellegri's ES, which you'll fight
     in the Ormus Stronghold.
    -One is a rare item drop from Nagurufar, the giant cannon you'll run into
     in the Submerged City.
    -One is a reward for G2 Campaign #24, which involves taking a quiz after
     completing the game. See my G2 Campaign FAQ for full details on the quiz
     as well as the answers.
    
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    ES ASHER (Pilot: Jr.)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Shoot Buster シュートバスター
    Energy Charge: 100%
    Subpilot: Ziggy, Jin, Shion, Chaos
    Causes ether beam damage to one opponent. Can be good since the Asher does
    not have ether attacks or beam attacks in its normal attack complement.
    
    Blast Gatling ブラストガトリング
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Shion
    Causes physical piercing damage to one opponent.
    
    Kouyoku Tenshou (Wings of Light Sky Thrust) 光翼天衝
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Jin
    Causes physical, slashing and aura damage to one opponent. Can cause great
    damage, so use it if you have the EC to spare.
    
    Ice Wind アイスウィンド
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Chaos
    Causes ether ice damage to one opponent.
    
    Corona Buster コロナバスター
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Ziggy
    Causes ether fire damage to one opponent.
    
    Odin Buster オーディンバスター
    Energy Charge: 300%
    Subpilot: Shion, Chaos
    Causes ether beam damage to one opponent. Kind of a waste for 300% EC.
    
    Gekkoujin (Moonlight Blade) 月光刃
    Subpilot: Jin
    Causes ether and aura damage to all opponents, making it pretty good. This
    is the only way the Asher can attack multiple enemies.
    
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    ES DINAH (Pilot: KOS-MOS)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Spiral Fist スパイラルフィスト
    Energy Charge: 100%
    Subpilot: Ziggy, Jin, Shion, Chaos
    Causes physical bashing damage to one opponent. Not great, but sometimes
    worth it.
    
    Tornado Fist トルネードフィスト
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Shion
    Causes physical bashing and lightning damage to one opponent. If the enemy
    is weak against lightning, go for it.
    
    Souryuuzan (Dual Dragon Slash) 双龍斬
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Jin
    Causes physical slashing damage to one opponent. Pretty basic.
    
    Hadoushou (Wave Palm) 波動掌
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Chaos
    Causes physical bashing and aura damage against one opponent. Again, aura
    damage is scarce, so utilize this if you need it.
    
    Meteo Fall メテオフォール
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Ziggy
    Causes ether fire damage to one opponent. 
    
    X-Buster 
    Energy Charge: 300%
    Subpilot: Shion
    Ah, nostalgia from XS1. Causes ether beam damage to all opponents, great if
    the opponent is actually weak against beam.
    
    Zantetsujin (Iron Cutting Blade) 斬鉄刃
    Energy Charge: 300%
    Subpilot: Jin
    Causes physical slashing and aura damage to one opponent. Great damage,
    though you probably won't see this happening too often.
    
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    ES ZEBULUN (Pilot: MOMO)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Rain Arrow レインアロー
    Energy Charge: 100%
    Subpilot: Ziggy, Jin, Shion, Chaos
    Causes ether beam pierce damage to all enemies. One of the best ES attacks,
    as you can easily attack all enemies as soon as the battle starts if you
    equip a Quick Charge (starts the battle with 100% EC). 
    
    Starlight Arrow スターライトアロー
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Shion
    Causes ether pierce damage against one opponent. If there are multiple
    opponents, it's usually better to just use Rain Arrow.
    
    Hiten Kongoukyuu (Flying Thunderbolt Bow) 飛天金剛弓
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Jin
    Causes ether pierce and aura damage to one opponent. This has the added effect
    of nullifying enemy benficial status effects, making it one of the best
    ES double techs. Use it often if necessary.
    
    Ice Rondo アイスロンド
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Chaos
    Causes physical slash and ice damage to one opponent.
    
    Power Dancing パワーダンシング
    Energy Charge: 200%
    Subpilot: Ziggy
    Causes physical bashing and fire damage to one opponent. Can cause a lot of
    damage.
    
    Aerod エアッド
    Energy Charge: 300%
    Subpilot: Ziggy, Jin, Shion, Chaos
    Ah, nostalgia from Xenogears! This causes Ether and Beam damage to all
    opponents. It will cause TONS of damage to enemies susceptible to beam,
    so use it often if you come across such an opponent.
    
    Big Meteo ビッグメテオ
    Energy Charge: 300%
    Subpilot: Ziggy
    Causes ether fire damage to one opponent. Good damage, although it's usually
    more efficient energy charge-wise to do Power Dancing.
    
    
    4. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    
    Q. If I missed getting a double tech, can I go back and get it?
    A. If the double tech is learned from one of the rare item drops from
    bosses, the answer is NO. Thus it is crucial you learn Psycho Pocket as
    fast as possible so you can perform the double ether Rare Steal (Psycho
    Pocket + Analyze). If the double tech is learned from a G2 Campaign, you
    can get it at any time provided you haven't already failed the mission.
    If you have, tough luck.
    
    Q. How do I use a character double tech?
    A. With one of the pair active and both having enough stock, Boost to the
    other character in the pair, then go to the menu and choose "Double".
    
    Q. How do I use an ES double tech?
    A. Make sure the subpilot is who you want it to be and that you have
    sufficient energy charge, then go into the menu and select "Special".
    
    
    5. CREDITS
    Thanks go to:
    Namco and Monolith Soft for the great RPG.
    
    This FAQ Copyright 2004 to Edward Chang. Redistribution in any form,
    including reprinting in electronic or print media, without express
    permission of the author is strictly forbidden.

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