Colosseum/Secret Dungeon Guide by GameCoder

Version: Final | Updated: 03/03/08 | Printable Version

Growlanser: Heritage of War
Colosseum/Secret Dungeon Guide
Written by Black Genesis/Gamecoder

Thank you for taking your time to read my guide and I hope that this 
guide can help you complete this game. This guide also contains spoiler 
so read at your own risk. Furthermore, this guide is based on my 
personal gameplay so there is a possibility that you can complete the 
quests in a different way.

I included both the Colosseum and the Secret Dungeon in one guide 
because you need the Secret Dungeon in order to unlock everything in the

If you have any comments, suggestions, questions, strategies, or tips 
you want to share, please don't hesitate to email me.

--------------------------[VERSION HISTORY]-----------------------------
November 12, 2007
- Guide Completed

December 02, 2007
- Added more information about the enemies: Soul and Gold Slime

January 02, 2008
- Added more strategy in the guide

March 03, 2008
- Added some stuff

------------------------[THE COLOSSEUM GUIDE]---------------------------  
Just like any Growlanser games, Growlanser: Heritage of War has its own 
colosseum. The Colosseum wonít become accessible until later in the game 
(after mission 21 is completed). You can find it by speaking with the 
man behind the counter near the gate entrance to HQ inside the PMB 

You need to participate in the Colosseum if you want to get Haschenís 
ultimate weapon <Longinus>, a special item <Rusted Holy Sword> for 
Kriousí ultimate weapon <Geo Breaker>, and another outfit <Swimsuit> 
for Korin. This section lists the following matches that the Colosseum
has to offer including the secret and bonus ones. Please note that you 
can only access the Colosseum if you have your characters with you. 

Entry Fee: 3000 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Rusted Holy Sword (havenít beaten Spell Slinger match)
        Longinus (have beaten Spell Slinger match)

To win this match you have to score more than 844 dmg. Thereís a lot of 
ways to do it. Here is my strategy...

704 ATK + Lv9 Attack Up + Lv9 Atrophy + Lv9 Berserk + Lv9 Inferno + 
Lv9 Critical Rate Up + Adamant Lance + M2 Amulet + M2 Amulet = 999 dmg

My advise to you is to get the two M2 Amulets first before you do this. 
The M2 amulet can be won in the colosseum. I also recommend to raise 
your attack by using Life Apples. Life Apples can be dropped by enemies,
can be bought in the secret dungeon, and can be won as a price in the 
colosseum. Lv9 Inferno can be gotten to other characters if they have 
their ultimate weapon (Fanille has one). You need to use a Transfer 
Charm (can be bought at the item shop in the PMB Headquarters) to 
transfer it to Haschen. If you donít have one, then you can change 
Inferno for Fierce Strike. However, you need to raise your attack stat 

nonamyformeís Strategy:
well first thing I did was get my attack to 540 using life apples(may or
may not matter)next I bought two 25% increase to attack accessorys 
(wisdom blade effect weapon)Casted attack up on my self before entering 
hard hitter and used fierce strike and hit any where between 850-970

Entry Fee: 3000 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Rusted Holy Sword (havenít beaten the Hard Hitter match)
        Longinus (have beaten Hard Hitter match)

To win this match you have to score more than 446 dmg. Thereís a lot of 
ways to do it. Here is my strategy...

542 INT + Lv9 Cycle Up (already casted before entering the match)+ 
Lv9 Spirit Aid + Lv9 Quick Cast + Lv9 Magic Up + Lv9 Thunderstorm + 
M2 Amulet + M2 Amulet = 636 dmg

Use the same strategy for beating Hard Hitter. Some of these skills can 
be gotten from your party members. 

nonamyformeís Strategy:
required 2x m2 amulets and magic up knack
I did this with the spell super sonic or what ever its called and magic 
up level 5 waited till it reached cast level 5 and let it go for 604 

KFCrispy's Strategy:
I was able to complete it with only 310 INT, along with 2 
Intelligent Up EX, Cycle Up lvl 9, and Super Sonic lvl 9.
Cast Cycle Up lvl 9 before you enter then just get in range for Super 
Sonic lvl 9. You might want Quick Cast lvl 9 to finish in time, as I 
had it and there was some time left when I finished....this method 
requires no M2 Amulets whatsoever. I have yet to acquire an M2 :) 
This let me do 644 dmg. Oh btw for the spell slinger i probably used the
Magic Up knack skill and it probably was only lvl 5 (though i know it 
does more damage at higher level)

Entry Fee: 1200 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Lesson Coupon, 1800 Mil, Unlocks Silver Match

Round 01: Lv1 Slime
          Lv2 Insector

Round 02: Lv5 Imp
          Lv7 Horned Dingo

Round 03: Lv9 Lizard Man
          Lv11 Will oí Wisp

Round 04: Lv12 Puppet Golem
          Lv14 Werecat

Round 05: Lv15 Rabidhura
          Lv16 Bone Golem
          Lv16 Skeleton

An easy match

Entry Fee: 2500 Mil
Requirement: Clear Copper Match
Reward: Dandy Book, 3750 Mil, Unlocks Gold Match

Round 01: Lv16 Zombie
          Lv17 Spirit

Round 02: Lv18 Boomshroom
          Lv18 Necromancer

Round 03: Lv19 Diastripe
          Lv20 Devil Minion

Round 04: Lv21 Dragon
          Lv22 Mutant Slime

Round 05: Lv23 Demon Plant
          Lv25 Floater
          Lv25 Ghoul

Another easy match

Entry Fee: 6000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Silver Match
Reward: Ambrosia, 9000 Mil, Unlocks Platinum Match

Round 01: Lv26 Spectre
          Lv27 Werepanther

Round 02: Lv28 Evil Mage
          Lv29 Lizard Lord

Round 03: Lv30 Giant
          Lv31 Poisoner

Round 04: Lv32 Skull Knight
          Lv33 Dusk Drake

Round 05: Lv34 Dread Magus
          Lv36 Gargoyle
          Lv37 Ruin Guard

Yet another easy match

Entry Fee: 10000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Gold Match
Reward: Mortal Blow, 15000 Mil

Round 01: Lv38 Lesser Demon
          Lv38 Toxifier

Round 02: Lv39 Bronze Golem
          Lv39 Elder Mech
Round 03: Lv41 Troll
          Lv43 Iron Golem

Round 04: Lv42 Demon
          Lv46 Lich

Round 05: Lv47 Greater Demon
          Lv54 Arch Demon
          Lv55 Titan

A normal match, make sure that youíre properly equipped and have support
magic(Attack Up, Protect, Cycle Up) casted on you.

Mystery_Originís Strategy:
The lich can be easily defeat with approximately level 3 fire arrow, 
thought I should mention this for those who like using physical attacks.

nonamyformeís Strategy:
I did platinum match over and over with two attack +25% amulets and 
berserk knack

BONUS BATTLE - GOLD SLIME (credit goes to BoxerXC for telling me this)
Entry Fee: 30000 Mil
Requirement: Defeat a Gold Slime inside the Secret Dungeon
Reward: n/a

Use Knack Skills (Inferno is the best) to kill them fast. Try to kill 
them all to unlock a secret match.

Tee Yee Choon's Tip:
About this game, I found a way quite easy to gain blessing bell and 
Eclipse mirror. After the bonus battle for gold slime appear, you can 
steal from them.

BONUS BATTLE - SOUL (credit goes to BoxerXC for telling me this)
Entry Fee: 30000 Mil
Requirement: Defeat a Soul inside the Secret Dungeon
Reward: n/a

Use Lv5 Blizzard or Lv5 Flare to kill them fast. Try to kill them all 
to unlock a secret match.

Haschenís Team vs. another team. It consists of two rounds where you
can heal between rounds.

Entry Fee: 4000 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Elixir Vitae, Unlocks Hero League

Round 01: Lv18 Bandit x3
          Lv29 Bandit
          Lv30 Bandit
          Lv32 Bandit

Round 02: Lv24 PMB Sorceror x2
          Lv24 PMB Archer
          Lv26 PMB Soldier
          Lv30 PMB Officer

An easy match

Entry Fee: 8000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Champion League
Reward: Elixir Vitae x2, Unlocks Legend League

Round 01: Lv28 Cyriltian Healer
          Lv28 Cyriltian Sorceror
          Lv28 Cyriltian Archer 
          Lv28 Cyriltian Soldier
          Lv29 Cyriltian Knight
          Lv35 Cyriltian Officer

Round 02: Lv34 Grangalian Sorceror x2
          Lv34 Grangalian Healer
          Lv34 Grangalian Archer
          Lv34 Grangalian Soldier
          Lv35 Grangalian Knight
          Lv38 Grangalian Officer

Another easy match

Entry Fee: 25000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Hero League
Reward: Elixir x3 or Blessing Bell (choose one only)
        Unlocks Master League

Round 01: Lv30 PMB Officer
          Lv41 Villager x2 (Rasche & Aimee)
          Lv42 PMB Commander (Commander Isaac)

Round 02: Lv24 Former Neylern Soldier (Fernando)
          Lv33 Former Neylern Soldier (Alasdir)
          Lv37 Former Neylern Soldier (Groemer)
          Lv56 Former Neylern General (Gen. Rockbein)

The Lv56 one is just trying to scare you. Make sure that you kill the 
other enemies first before you attack him.

Entry Fee: 40000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Legend League
Reward: M2 Amulet (one time only), 1000 Mil (after youíve gotten the M2) 
        Elixir x5 or Blessing Bells x2 (choose one only)
        Unlocks Exhibition Match

Round 01: Lv28 Cyriltian Healer
          Lv28 Cyriltian Sorceror
          Lv35 Cyriltian Officer
          Lv55 Cyriltian Captain (Sherris)

Round 02: Lv47 Grangalian Officer (Bachter)
          Lv54 Grangalian Officer (Rufus)
          Lv57 Grangalian Officer (Gaerik)
          Lv60 Grangalian Lt. General (Lt. General Wolfgainer)

Make sure that youíre properly equipped and have support magic 
(Attack Up, Protect, Cycle Up) casted on you.

Haschenís Team vs. 3 other teams. You can choose the rewards based on 
how many enemies you defeated.
Entry Fee: 13000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Master League
Spell Scrolls
- Earth Scroll
- Ice Scroll
- Fire Scroll
- Wind Scroll
- Soul Scroll
- Neural Scroll
- Miracle Scroll

Knack Scrolls
- Counterattack Scroll
- Sword Scroll
- Thievery Scroll
- Mageís Scroll
- Berserker Scroll

Skill Scrolls
- Vigor Scroll
- Mental Scroll
- Mobility Scroll
- Vision Scroll
- Reflex Scroll
- Invoke Scroll
- Magic Scroll
- Body Tune Scroll
- Mind Tune Scroll
- Life Scroll
- Shadow Scroll
- Healing Scroll
- Meditation Scroll

Northwest Corner: Lv38 Grangalian Officer
                  Lv54 Grangalian Officer (Rufus)
                  Lv57 Grangalian Officer (Gaerik)
                  Lv60 Grangalian Lt. General (Lt. General Wolfgainer)

Southwest Corner: Lv30 PMB Officer x2
                  Lv41 Villager (Aimee)
                  Lv42 PMB Commander (Commander Isaac)

Southeast Corner: Lv28 Cyriltian Sorceror
                  Lv35 Cyriltian Officer x2
                  Lv55 Cyriltian Officer (Sherris)

Try to get a 12 out of 12 kills to unlock a secret match.

Mystery_Originís Tips:
Normally you can not steal from coliseum match enemies, however there 
seems to be one exception. The unnamed members in the exhibition match 
(like the officers) can be stolen and I received Eclipse mirror from
one of the officers.

Entry Fee: 3000 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Life Apple, Wisdom Apple, Gale Apple (You can choose the 
        rewards based on how many enemies you killed)

Cast Lv1 Blizzard or Flare to kill them fast. Try to kill them all 
to unlock a secret match.

You need to kill the screapers by yourself without using your Ultrasonic

Entry Fee: 1000 Mil
Requirement: n/a
Reward: Dandy Book, Pawn Slayer Title, Unlocks Rook Class

An easy match

Entry Fee: 3000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Pawn Class
Reward: Lesson Coupon, Rook Slayer Title, Unlocks Knight Class

Another easy match

Entry Fee: 7500 Mil
Requirement: Clear Rook Class
Reward: Rana Fruit, Knight Slayer Title, Unlocks Bishop Class

A normal match, make sure to bring some healing items

Entry Fee: 10000 Mil
Requirement: Clear Knight Class
Reward: Bishop Slayer Title, M2 Amulet(Unlimited)

This is where you need to start to get serious. Make sure that you are 
properly equipped here, and bring a lot of healing items. You also need 
to cast support magic especially Cycle Up. In addition, make sure that 
you have some decent knacks like Fierce Strike, Impede etc. Furthermore 
make sure that you have support abilities like HP Regeneration, HP 
Drain, Hit Ratio Up and Critical Rate Up.

When the battle starts, use up all your knacks. After you used all of 
them, switch on attack mode. Make sure that you still have your support 
magic, and recast them again after they disappeared. Sometimes the 
Bishop Screaper will cast Sonic Wave, make sure to stay away from it 
and use that time to heal or recast your support magic. Do this routine 
until you defeat it.

Mystery_Originís Strategy:
I find attack up far more important than cycle up, also delay down (the 
skill that reduces the amount of delay caused from an enemy attack) is 
also very helpful as oppose to hp drain since you probably can't deal 
more than 50 anyways even with fierce strike. Without adequate damage, 
the bishop screaper will heal 12 hp every once in a while, making the 
battle extremely difficult.

nonamyformeís Strategy:
next for bishop same equipment and stats (need berserk knack lvl 9 and 
free knack level 9 for best results)
cast attack up protect up cycle up all level 9 before entering match 
used fierce strike over and over until I ran out which is normally after 
10 or so after your out of fierce strikes knack berserk and swing away 
he should be dead long before your buffs run out, rinse repeat can 
replace attack amulets with M2 amulets as you get them

JoshuaBrightís Tips:
You can sort of negate the 12 hp regen by having level 9 thorn aura, 
from Krious' ultimate armor. It does about 9 dmg at the same rate as the 
12 hp heal. 

If you cleared every match in the colosseum (even the secret and bonus 
battles) and killed every enemies, then you will become the champion of 
the Colosseum. You will receive two accessory items <Audrelir> and 

JAGD CLASS (Secret Match)
Entry Fee: None
Requirement: Become the champion of every event (including the secret 
             and bonus battles) the colosseum has to offer.
Reward: Swimsuit, Jagd Slayer Title

Before you even attempt to do this, I suggest that you have your 
ultimate weapon and ultimate armor with you. The same strategy that you
used to beat the Bishop can be applied here.

-----------------------------[SECRET DUNGEON]---------------------------
To unlock this dungeon, you need to help the Dungeon Lady first to find 
the perfect well. You can start this quest after you completed 
Mission 33. Youíll need to speak with her and her sister at various 

1. PMB Headquarters
2. Zerdok
3. Jaergen Village
4. Rio Rey
5. Felmentia
6. PMB Headquarters (the well inside the gate and become accessible 
   after you completed Mission 38).
7. Rio Rey
8. Warslee Village
9. Toadhenge
10. Warslee Village
11. Warslee Village again

Speak with the Dungeon Girl to get an access to the secret dungeon. Make 
sure that you bring a lot of healing and revival items before you
attempt to go in because you canít save your game. This dungeon has 11 
floors, but each floor has the same structure. The only difference is 
that the entrance, exit, and chests are rearrange randomly. The first 
10 floors have enemies, and each enemyís level will increase by 1 every 
time you go down two floors.

Lv60 - Lv64 Demon Lord
Lv61 - Lv65 Mythril Golem
Lv59 - Lv63 Samael
Lv64 - Lv68 Soul (rare)
Lv64 - Lv68 Gold Slime (rare)

Mythril Golems can be killed by magic while the Demon Lords and Samaels 
can be killed by physical attacks. Please note that when you see a soul 
and a gold slime, make sure that you kill them to unlock two matches in 
the Colosseum. To kill a Soul, you need to use magic on it (Wind Edge is
one of them). To kill a Gold Slime, use knack skills (Inferno will kill 
it in an instant if you have it).

Once you reached 11th floor, youíll be rewarded with seven chests. Six 
chests contain random items while the seventh chest contains an 
accessory item <Ivaldi>. The dungeon lady will also appear and you can 
buy some rare items from her. 

Elixir Vitae...... 14000 Mil                     
Sleipnirís Blood.. 4500 Mil
Lucky Symbol...... 3250 Mil
Alsiovís Bell..... 8500 Mil
Life Apple........ 1050 Mil
Wisdom Apple...... 1050 Mil
Gale Apple........ 1050 Mil
Dandy Book........ 1300 Mil
Blessing Bell..... 35000 Mil
Secret Book....... 1000 Mil
Book of Ramadus... 2500 Mil
Transfer Charm.... 1000 Mil

----------------------[FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS]----------------------
Q. Hey your guide sucks.
A. Well, this is my first time making one so I expect to get this 
   kind of feedbacks.

Q. Hey, you made a mistake on the prices for each rare item. They're
   supposed to be cheaper.
A. Nope, not really. The reason why your prices are cheaper is because
   you have Korin's Bargaining ability leveled. It gives you discount
   in every shop including the Dungeon Lady. 

Q. How do I know that I became the champion of the Colosseum?
A. You will receive two accessory items <Audrelir> and <Ivaldi> from 
   the MC (announcer).

Q. Is there any other benefits doing the Secret Dungeon?
A. Well, nonamyforme can answer that for you.

   nonamyforme's Strategy:
   well after 3 hours of boredom Ive gotten 999999 cash and 999 in all 
   major stats on 4 characters by following this strat(even with a 
   wooden lance my main still has 999 atk just to brag a little :)
   yea I know this is overkill leveling this much,

   First you need to unlock the optional dungeon (secret dungeon) 
   obviously second you need to equip 2x drop up on all characters 
   thirdly teach every one thievery level 9

   now pick two floors I prefer floor 9 and 10 and simply go up and down 
   the stairs over and over on those two floors every time the floor 
   changes even if back and forth every thing respawns and you get a 
   chance of getting a golden slime after you have gotten 9 of every 
   thing in the loot table they will only drop blessing bells and money,
   also it helps if you buy 9 lucky charms and use them on them as well.
   remember to steal every time you see one. you should get two or 3 
   blessing bells every kill after you cleared the rest of there loot 
   table with a maximum of 5 per kill. hope that helps any one else 
   trying to max out with blessing bells

Q. Hey can I contribute something in your Guide?
A. Yes you can as long as it hasnít been mentioned yet in my Guide.

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Atlus and Team Career for making such a wonderful game

Ethel for her marvelous FAQ

All the guys who contributed a lot in my guide like Mystery_Origin,
BoxerSC, nonamyforme, JoshuaBright, Tee Yee Choon, and KFCrispy