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    Growlanser: Heritage of War
    Plate FAQ
    Written by Black Genesis/Gamecoder
    Email: BlackGenesis1584@yahoo.com
    
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    March 03, 2008
    - FAQ Completed
    
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    This faq contains all the plates that can be acquired throughout the 
    game including their descriptions, and their assigned equipments and 
    items.
    
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    GREEN PLATES
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    Plates that allows you to use Knack skills.
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    ANALYZE
    Description: Discern the enemy’s abilities.
    Weapons: n/a
    Armors: Heavy Clothes
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    BERSERK
    Description: Increase damage by 50%, but also take damage when you 
                 attack. Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Storm Caller, Bifrost, Geo Breaker
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Berserker Scroll
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    CIRCLE STRIKE
    Description: Attack all surrounding enemies with 75% of normal strength.
                 Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Mythril Lance, Falchion, Calavera, Heavy Scythe, Executioner, 
             Tessen, Claymore 
    Armors: Gaea Coat
    Accessories: Seal Circle Strike
    Items: Sword Scroll
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    COUNTER
    Description: Automatically counter attacks within range. Ends when you 
                 act again. KO rate increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Faith Order, Nimbus Lance, Swordcatcher, Bahamut Tail
    Armors: Brave Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Counter Scroll
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    DEATH CURSE
    Description: Curse target to die after a certain amount of time. Time to
                 death decreases at Lv6
    Weapons: Shadow Piercer, Liebel’s Rod, Bakuya, Soul Reaper, Executioner
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    DECOY
    Description: Draw enemies in. Effect decreases the further away the 
                 enemy is. Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Faith Order, Wooden Lance, Scimitar
    Armors: Battle Jacket, Brave Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    FATAL STRIKE
    Description: Strike at the target’s weak point, possibly killing it in 
                 one blow. Probability increases with each Lv
    Weapons: Shadow Piercer, Lievaeg, Dragon Slayer, Bloody Scythe, 
             Executioner, Shadow Clipper 
    Armors: Aeneas’ Armor
    Accessories: Assassin Strike
    Items: n/a
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    FIERCE STRIKE
    Description: Strong strike using all one’s concentration. Effect
                 increases at Lv6
    Weapons: War Scythe, Silver Scythe, Bachter’s Axe
    Armors: Heavy Clothes, Chain Mail
    Accessories: Seal Fierce Strike
    Items: n/a
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    FOCUS
    Description: Reduce damage while casting and prevent cancellation of 
                 spells. Damage decreases at Lv6
    Weapons: Traveller’s Cane, Sufurvnir, Crystal Cards
    Armors: Apron
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    IMPEDE
    Description: Give the target a concussion, staggering them for a long 
                 time. Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Iron Lance, Dragoon Lance, Cutlass, Swordcatcher, 
             Tendon Cutter, Throwing Cards, Claymore
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    INFERNO
    Description: Release all MP to greatly damage all surrounding enemies.
                 Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Rakkonkaou, Magna Carta, Infinity Wand, Vajra
    Armors: Light Dress, Valkyrie Cassock, Angel Bustier, Final Guard
    Accessories: n/a
    Item: n/a
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    MAGIC DEF UP
    Description: Raise magic resistance by 1 by heightening concentration.
                 Becomes +2 at Lv6
    Weapons: Prysm Sphere, Shadow Clipper
    Armors: Hard Leather, High Plate, Meteorite Jerkin
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    MAGIC UP
    Description: Double spell costs for 1.5x the effect. Effect and MP used
                 Increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Mythril Scythe, Rakkonkaou, Svanni’s Rod
    Armors: Sage’s Robe, Elven Bustier
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Mage’s Scroll
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    MIND ARMOR
    Description: Erect a barrier that blocks enemy spells Lv times. Can only
                 be used once
    Weapons: Vito’s Staff 
    Armors: Protection Robe, Leather Jerkin, Plated Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    MULTI-STRIKE
    Description: Strikes all enemies within a certain radius of the target.
                 Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: King’s Rod, Cadeceus, Jade Cards
    Armors: Fairy Bustier
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    PIERCE ATTACK
    Description: Strikes in a linear path. Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Mythril Lance, Elder Lance, Scimitar, Swordcatcher, 
             Rock Slicer, Tendon Cutter, Soul Reaper, Rune Sword,
             Bahamut Tail, Bachter’s Axe
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Seal Pierce Attack
    Items: n/a
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    SIXTH SENSE
    Description: Decrease mobility to enhance evasion. Ends when another 
                 knack is used. Penalty decreases at Lv6
    Weapons: Wind Lance, Nimbus Lance, Scimitar
    Armors: Battle Jacket, Chain Coat, Imperial Suit, Valkyrie Cassock
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    SOUL SMASHER
    Description: Drain a portion of the target’s MP. Effect increases at 
                 Lv6
    Weapons: Rock Slicer, Vajra
    Armors: Mythril Chain, Protection Robe
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    SPELL DISRUPTOR
    Description: Delay target’s casting, possibly canceling it entirely. 
                 Probability increases with each Lv
    Weapons: Saber 
    Armors: Soft Leather, Hard Leather, Spartan Robe
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    STEALTH
    Description: Decreases the radius in which party members can be 
                 detected. Wears off with time
    Weapons: n/a
    Armors: Soft Leather
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    THIEVERY
    Description: Steal from the enemy while attacking. May steal twice at 
                 Lv6
    Weapons: Coated Cards
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Thievery Scroll
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    TIME BOMB
    Description: Set a time bomb that damages whatever is near the
                 explosion. Effect increases at Lv6
    Weapons: Blood Edge, Ignition Cards, Bifrost, Geo Breaker
    Armors: Earth Robe, Black Coat, Meteorite Jerkin, Vampire Cloak
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    BLUE PLATES
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    Plates that allow you to use Support skills.
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    AILMENT GUARD
    Description: Prevent ailment by level.
                 1.Poison 2.Venom 3.Bind 4.Silent 
                 5.Sleep 6.KO 7.Paralyze 8.Petrify 9.Instakill
    Weapons: Reginleif
    Armors: Fur Coat, High Plate, Holy Robe, Enhanced Garb, 
            Protection Mantle, Brave Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Life Scroll
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    ATTACK RANGE UP
    Description: Take advantage of wind resistance to increase thrown weapon
                 range.
    LvEffect: Increase range
    Weapons: Heavy Darts
    Armors: Fairy Bustier, Elven Mantle
    Accessories: Attack Range Up
    Items: n/a
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    CONCENTRATION
    Description: Receive less of a penalty for being attack while casting.
    LvEffect: Decrease casting penalty
    Weapons: King’s Rod, Calavera    
    Armors: Dragon Jerkin, Mermaid Garb, Vampire Cloak
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    CRITICAL RATE UP
    Description: Deliver heavy damage to an enemy’s weak point. 
    LvEffect: Increases critical rate
    Weapons: Double Edge, Bizen, Heavy Scythe, Executioner, Machete, 
             Falcata, War Scythe, Crossbow, Great Sword, Geo Breaker
    Armors: Breastplate, Elven Mantle
    Accessories: Deadly Rune, Fatal Rune
    Items: n/a
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    FREE KNACKS
    Description: Occasionally use knacks without spending one of their uses.
    LvEffect: Increase Knack use
    Weapons: Ice Lance, Temperance Rod, Elemental Staff, Cutlass, 
             Dragon Slayer, Jade Cards
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    GUARD SKILL UP
    Description: Increase the body’s movement. 
    LvEffect: Guard to increase evade and defense, and decrease
              stagger time
    Weapons: Twin Lance, Nimbus Lance, Tessen
    Armors: Full Studded, High Plate, Scaled Jerkin, Leather Coat, 
            Chain Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a 
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    HIT RATIO UP
    Description: Heightens one’s vision.
    LvEffect: Increase accuracy
    Weapons: Silver Scythe, Heavy Crossbow, Broad Sword, Great Sword,
             Galian Claw
    Armors: Fur Coat, Hard Leather, Elven Mantle
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Vision Scroll
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    HP DRAIN
    Description: Drain the opponent’s life when attacking with a weapon.
    LvEffect: Drain enemy HP
    Weapons: Blood Edge, Dragon Slayer, Bloody Scythe, Bachter’s Axe,
             Galian Claw
    Armors: Coat of Ys
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Body Tune Scroll
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    HP REGENERATE
    Description: Heighten one’s natural recovery abilities.
    LvEffect: Increase recovery rate
    Weapons: Lievaeg, Bizen, Rock Slicer, Bloody Scythe, Crescent Whip,
             Doomsday, Akashic Tarot
    Armors: Buff Coat, Plated Tunic, Leather Bustier, Gaea Coat, Notus Garb,
            Tail Coat, Imperial Suit
    Accessories: Regeneration, Regeneration EX
    Items: Healing Scroll
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    HP UP
    Description: Heightens one’s life force.
    LvEffect: Increase HP
    Weapons: Evil's Bane, Saber
    Armors: Studded Leather, Chain Mail, Scaled Jerkin, Fairy Buster, 
            Leather Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Vigor Scroll
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    MAGIC DEF UP
    Description: Draw out the full potential of one’s mental defenses.
    LvEffect: Increase magic defense.
    Weapons: Akashic Tarot
    Armors: Apron, Magical Bustier, Black Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Item: n/a
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    MAGIC RANGE UP
    Description: Increase the accuracy of spells cast over a long distance.
    LvEffect: Increase range
    Weapons: Zephyrus Wand, Shadow Clipper, Infinity Wand
    Armors: Leather Bustier, Cassock, Night Cloak
    Accessories: Magic Range Up
    Items: n/a
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    MOV UP
    Description: Heightens one’s speed.
    LvEffect: Increase MOV
    Weapons: Saber, Lofarr’s Blade, Hunting Edge
    Armors: Gaea Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Item: Mobility Scroll
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    MP COST DOWN
    Description: Reduce MP needed for spells by understanding the basic
                 principles.
    LvEffect: Decrease MP cost
    Weapons: Mythril Lance, Shadow Piercer, Flaming Rod
    Armors: Feather Bustier, Mermaid Garb, Night Cloak, Ultimate Tuxedo
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Magic Scroll
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    MP DRAIN
    Description: Drain the opponent’s psyche when attacking with a weapon.
    LvEffect: Drain enemy MP
    Weapons: Elemental Staff, Bakuya, Harvester, Reginleif
    Armors: Maiden Cassock
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Mind Tune Scroll
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    MP REGENERATE
    Description: Recover MP during battle by entering a meditative state.
    LvEffect: Increase MP recovery
    Weapons: Temperance Rod, Elemental Staff, Karma Scythe, Infinity Wand,
             Akashic Tarot, Longinus
    Armors: Aeneas’ Armor, Ultimate Tuxedo, Light Dress, Fairy King Garb,
            Elven Bustier
    Accessories: Meditation, Meditation EX
    Items: Meditation Scroll
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    MP UP
    Description: Heightens one’s concentration.
    LvEffect: Increase MP
    Weapons: Wizard’s Rod, Vito’s Staff, Liebel’s Rod, Wizard’s Orb
    Armors: Buff Coat, Soul Robe
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Mental Scroll
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    PHYSICAL DEF UP
    Description: Draw out the full potential of one’s innate defense.
    LvEffect: Increase weapon defense
    Weapons: Longinus
    Armors: Plated Tunic, Plated Coat, Tail Coat
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a 
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    QUICK ATTACK
    Description: Uses more efficient movements for faster attack speed.
    LvEffect: Decrease ATW
    Weapons: Cutlass, Coated Cards, Crescent Whip, Rune Sword, Galian Claw
    Armors: Buff Coat, Battle Jacket, Leather Jerkin
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Reflex Scroll
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    QUICK CAST
    Description: Shake off idle thoughts to shorten casting time.
    LvEffect: Decrease cast time
    Weapons: Zephyrus Wand, Tessen
    Armors: Sage’s Robe, Feather Bustier, Fairy King Garb, Final Guard
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: Invoke Scroll
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    QUICK USE
    Description: Shorten stagger time after using items and changing 
                 equipments.
    LvEffect: Decrease stagger time
    Weapons: Machete
    Armors: Clothes, Studded Leather, Protection Mantle
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    RECOVERY UP
    Description: Increase healing effects by improving one’s energy flow.
    LvEffect: Increase healing effects
    Weapons: Twin Lance, Machete, Crystal Cards, Broad Sword
    Armors: Studded Leather, Fairy King Garb
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    SHADOW DODGE
    Description: Dodge attacks at the last instant.
    LvEffect: Increase evade rate
    Weapons: Evil's Bane, Wind Lance, Lievaeg, Falchion, Calavera, Bakuya, 
             Soul Reaper, Throwing Cards, Crystal Cards
    Armors: Mirage Guard, Royal Dress, Vampire Cloak
    Accessories: Shadow Spell
    Items: Shadow Scroll
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    SPIRIT AID
    Description: Increase spell effects with the help of the spirits.
    LvEffect: Gives spells a critical rate
    Weapons: Dubthach, Silver Rod, Crescent Scythe, Mythril Scythe, 
             Euros’ Fan, Karma Scythe
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    STAGGER DOWN
    Description: Decrease stagger time when hit by an enemy’s weapon.
    LvEffect: Decrease stagger time
    Weapons: Bizen
    Armors: Aura Plate, Royal Dress, Tail Coat, Valkyrie Cassock
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
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    THORN AURA
    Description: Surrounding yourself with an aura that damages enemies.
    LvEffect: Increase damage
    Weapons: n/a
    Armors: Coat of Ys, Imperial Suit
    Accessories: n/a
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
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    ORANGE PLATES
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    Plates that allow you to use Magic/Spell skills.
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    ATROPHY
    Description: Support spell that decreases defense against weapons.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Phys
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Silver Rod, Falcata, War Scythe, Ice Cards, Great Sword
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    ATTACK UP
    Description: Support spell that increases attack strength and weapon
                 damage.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Wooden Lance, Rod, Wand, Heavy Scythe, Crossbow, Bastard Sword
             
    Armors: Chain Mail
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    BIND
    Description: Support spell that binds movement.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Phys
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Double Edge, Twin Lance, Dragoon Lance, Elder Lance, 
             Long Saber, Shadow Clipper, Arbalest 
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    BLAST
    Description: Set off a compressed atmosphere for an explosion.
    Power: 15
    Element: Phys
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Prysm Sphere, Elder Lance, Enchanted Scythe, Bahamut Tail, 
             Heavy Darts, Doomsday
    Armors: Spartan Robe, Apron
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    BLIZZARD
    Description: Attack spell that creates a blizzard.
    Power: 8
    Element: Ice
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Wind Lance, King’s Rod, Ice Cards
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    CURE
    Description: Spell that heals the target’s wounds.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Faith Order, Ice Lance, Rod, Long Saber, Large Scythe, 
             Throwing Cards, Arbalest, Wizard’s Orb
    Armors: Soul Robe
    Accessories: Healing Skills, Magic Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    CYCLE DOWN
    Description: Support spell that slows the target’s WAIT gauge.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Phys
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Hodaka, Dubthach, Tendon Cutter, Ice Cards
    Armors: Mythril Chain, Aura Plate
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    CYCLE UP
    Description: Support spell that decreases the target’s WAIT gauge.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Storm Caller, Mythril Scythe
    Armors: Enchanted Leather, Aura Plate, Mirage Guard, Feather Bustier,
            Coat of Ys
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Neural Scroll
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    EARTHQUAKE
    Description: Moves the earth’s crust with enough power t spark an 
                 earthquake.
    Power: 11
    Elemental: Earth
    Target: All
    Weapons: Bifrost, Infinity Wand, Doomsday, Geo Breaker
    Armors: Angel Bustier, Final Guard
    Accessories: Alviss Memory
    Items: n/a
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    ESCAPE
    Description: Spell that distorts space to teleport back to the dungeon
                 entrance.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: All party members
    Weapons: n/a
    Armors: Clothes, Fur Coat
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    FEAR
    Description: Support spell that decreases resistance to spells.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Crescent Scythe
    Armors: Enhance Garb
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    FIRE ARROW
    Description: Throw bolts of fire at a target.
    Power: 9
    Element: Fire
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Double Edge, Rod, Flaming Rod, Flame Cutlass, Ignition Cards
    Armors: Breastplate
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Fire Scroll
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    FLARE
    Description: Attack spell that detonates a fireball on the targeted 
                 area.
    Power: 9
    Element: Fire
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Dubthach, Wizard’s Rod, Flaming Rod, Flame Cutlass, 
             Enchanted Scythe, Ignition Cards, Pyroxene Orb
    Armors: Dragon Jerkin 
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    GROW-CURE
    Description: Healing spell weaker than Cure, but effective over a large 
                 area.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Evil's Bane, Prysm Sphere, Caduceus
    Armors: Full Studded, Duel Guard, Mermaid Garb, Night Cloak
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    GROW-HEAL
    Description: Healing spell weaker than Heal, but effective over a large
                 area.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Adamant Lance, Euro’s Fan
    Armors: Holy Robe, Magical Bustier, Maiden Cassock, Ultimate Tuxedo,
            Elven Bustier
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    GROW-REMEDY
    Description: Healing spell that increases the affected area of Remedy.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Holy Lance
    Armors: Enchanted Leather, Mythril Chain, Dragon Jerkin, 
            Leather Bustier, Leather Coat
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HEAL
    Description: Healing spell that works by the power of miracles.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Pyroxene Orb, Heavy Darts
    Armors: Earth Robe, Cassock, Royal Dress
    Accessories: Healing Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Miracle Scroll
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    HOLY CROSS
    Description: Attack spell that summons holy fire.
    Power: 10
    Element: Holy
    Target: Cross
    Weapons: Holy Lance, Obsidian Scythe
    Armors: Holy Robe, Cassock, Enhanced Garb, Notus Garb, Angel Bustier
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ICE BARRAGE
    Description: Release atmospheric ice bullets at a target.
    Power: 9
    Element: Ice
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Iron Lance, Temperance Rod, Large Scythe, Crossbow, 
             Wizard’s Orb
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Ice Scroll
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MAGIC VORTEX
    Description: Spell that drains MP from the target.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Spirit
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Crystal Staff, Crescent Scythe, Harvester
    Armors: Spartan Robe, Magical Bustier
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Soul Scroll
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    METEOR
    Description: Ultimate attack spell that summons meteors down to earth.
    Power: 18
    Element: Phys
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Rakkonkaou, Reginleif, Svanni’s Rod, Longinus
    Armors: Meteorite Jerkin
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    PROTECT
    Description: Support spell that creates a magical barrier to decrease
                 weapon damage.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Traveller’s Cane, Silver Scythe
    Armors: Heavy Clothes, Breastplate, Protection Robe, Leather Jerkin, 
            Chain Coat
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    RAISE
    Description: Healing spell that brings back those on the verge of death.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Single dying ally
    Weapons: Adamant Lance, Hermit’s Rod, Caduceus, Heavy Scythe, 
             Karma Scythe
    Armors: Duel Guard, Maiden Cassock, Protection Mantle
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Nectar
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    REMEDY
    Description: Healing spell that purifies poisons in the target’s 
                 systems.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Large Scythe, Clothes, Soft Leather
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Healing Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Panacea
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    RESIST
    Description: Support spell that decreases the damage done by enemy 
                 spells.
    Power: n/a
    Element: n/a
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Crystal Staff, Obsidian Scythe
    Armors: Plated Tunic, Sage’s Robe, Plated Coat, Black Coat
    Accessories: Soul Rune, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    RUST
    Description: Support spell that decreases weapon damage.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Phys
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Dragoon Lance, Wand, Flame Cutlass, Blood Edge, 
             Obsidian Scythe
    Armors: Mirage Guard
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SAND SHOT
    Description: Expel boulder shards from the earth at a target.
    Power: 9
    Element: Earth
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Iron Lance, Wand, Falcata, Long Saber, Heavy Crossbow, 
             Pyroxene Orb
    Armors: Earth Robe
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Earth Scroll
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SILENCE
    Description: Support spell that obstruct spell-casting with atmospheric
                 vibrations.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Spirit
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Silver Rod, Crystal Staff, Falchion, Enchanted Scythe, 
             Coated Cards
    Armors: n/a
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SLEEP
    Description: Support spell that lulls enemies to sleep.
    Power: n/a
    Element: Spirit
    Target: Area
    Weapons: Ice Lance, Holy Lance, Hermit’s Rod, Sufurvnir, Harvester, 
             Jade Cards, Arbalest, Rune Sword
    Armors: Enchanted Leather
    Accessories: Nightmare, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SONIC WAVE
    Description: Batter your enemies with a sonic wave.
    Power: 18
    Element: Wind
    Target: Area around the caster
    Weapons: Hodaka, Zephyrus Wand, Storm Caller, Hunting Edge, Euro’s Fan,
             Magna Carta, Svanni’s Rod
    Armors: Aeneas’ Armor, Scaled Jerkin, Notus Garb
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    THUNDER STORM
    Description: Spell that summons heavenly thunder.
    Power: 16
    Element: Lightning
    Target: Area around the caster
    Weapons: Vito’s Staff, Liebel’s Rod, Storm Caller, Magna Carta, Vajra
    Armors: Duel Guard, Light Dress
    Accessories: Alviss’ Memory
    Items: n/a
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    THUNDERBOLT
    Description: Shoot lightning at a target.
    Power: 13
    Element: Lightning
    Target: Line
    Weapons: Hodaka, Wizard’s Rod, Hermit’s Rod, Sufurvnir, Lofarr’s Blade, 
             Claymore
    Armors: Full Studded
    Accessories: Magic Skills, Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Lightning Scroll
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    WIND EDGE
    Description: Release a whirlwind that shreds a target.
    Power: 10
    Element: Wind
    Target: Single
    Weapons: Traveller’s Cane, Lofarr’s Blade, Hunting Edge, Crescent Whip,
             Heavy Crossbow, Broad Sword
    Armors: Soul Robe
    Accessories: Sorcery Skills, Alviss’ Memory
    Items: Wind Scroll
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    Q. Hey, your guide sucks?
    A. Well, it's okay for me since I expect to get this kind of feedback.
    
    Q. What is the max level for each plate?
    A. Lv9.
    
    Q. How do you get each plate to level 9.
    A. You can either combine two lvl 5(max) of the same plates in a flow, 
       or mix three of the same plates that can be added to 9 in a flow.
    
    Q. What is a flow?
    A. A flow is highlighted with a yellow border. A plate that has a yellow
       border means that plate is currently part of the flow. To understand
       it more clearly, read the game's manual(p.23).
    
    Q. Is it possible to max every plate for each character?
    A. Nope, since the ability tree screen has a limited amount of space.
    
    Q. Is there any way to change the arrow plate's direction?
    A. Yes, there are items that can change the direction of the arrow.
    
    Q. What are they?
    A. Waxing Mirror, Waning Moon Mirror, and New Moon Mirror, these mirror
       can be found in various shops throughtout the game. Another mirror 
       called Eclipse Mirror that causes the plate's arrow to branch (dual-
       plate). However, this mirror is a rare item that can only be obtained
       from some(not all) enemies.
    
       There are also some items that let you move the plates freely. These
       items are called Charms. Just like the mirrors, these charms can also
       be bought in various shops throughout the game. Switching charm can
       move the plates freely, Transfer charm allows you to transfer plates
       to party members, and Lethe charm allows you to return the plate back
       to your stock.
    
    Q. What is a dual-plate?
    A. A dual-plate is a plate that has two arrows pointing in different 
       directions (up and down).
    
    Q. Is there any other way to get this kind of plate?
    A. Yes, sometimes it just randomly appear in your stock. I don't know
       how to make it appear, but putting a lot of plates in your ability
       tree screen will make it appear.
    
    Q. Can you transfer a dual-plate to other party members?
    A. Yes, just follow John Rice's Strategy:
       
       This strategy relies heavily lethe charms and transfer charms, so it 
       should be done when those are commercially available for purchase 
       (although you can steal leath charms from the where-panthers in the 
       forest next to juwaina, bout a 1/5 chance) if you're ambitious. 
    
       First, you hafta have stumbled upon a dual-path plate.  I think MP up 
       has this happening most commonly...at least, it's the only plate i 
       had seen it naturally occur on.  We all know you can steal an ability
       using transfer charms, and that you can duplicate it by using another
       transfer charm to bring it back.  These plates you transfer arent 
       only identical in ability, but in arrow position as well.  If the
       arrow is up, the transferred plate's arrow will be up. If you've used
       a new moon mirror, that will duplicate. This even applies to dual 
       path plates.
    
       The problem after learning this occurs when you already have a plate 
       on stand by. If you have 3 of that plate already, you obviously can't
       transfer a new one. If you have 2, with 1 in stock, you can't 
       transfer it then, either.  In fact, if you have any in stock, you 
       cannot transfer a new one of the same type. That's where this gets 
       tricky. You can avoid this, but you must use several lethe plates. 
       Heres the break down in a list:
    
       DONT MOVE OR FIGHT between steps 3 and 4. it could backfire, and then 
       you'll either hafta do it all again, or load. Also, avoid doing any 
       of this in your active tree, it will waste knack points, and in this 
       context, the wasted points will cost dearly.
    
       First, make sure you have a dual path plate you wish to copy from 
       another character. 
    
       Second, use lethe plates on all of the same type that you have.  This 
       will rid them from your abiltie tree, yet leave one in your stock.
    
       Third, put down the last one you just lethe charmed.  You heard me.  
       This gets your stock empty, letting you transfer the new one over 
    
       Fourth, transfer the dual path plate!!!! and sorry, if you want it 
       done right, not done yet.
    
       Fifth, put down the dual path plate.
    
       Sixth, remove the normal plate FOLLOWED BY THE DUAL PATH. Yes, your
       going to remove the precious dual path plate you just dropped. 
       DO THIS IN ORDER!!!! otherwise, you just wasted alot of time and 
       effort, amongst other things.
    
       Seventh, drop the dual plate, and switch it over to the beginning of 
       your tree. Notice, at this point...your stock is empty. Meaning you 
       can just transfer a second one over. 
    
       Eighth, and last, transfer a second plate over, and stick it right 
       after your first one. If you only have one type of dual path plate, 
       you might want to do a third one, but use a second/different type to
       continue this strategy, since 2 active is all you need for a max 
       level. 
    
       Using this, you only need to come across about 3 eclipse mirrors to 
       get everyone in your party heavily branched, Once you get 8 or so to
       a tree, you actuall start to overlap, so you can actually max out the
       usefulness of eclipse mirrors. 
    
    Q. Hey can I contribute something in your Guide?
    A. Yes you can as long as it hasn’t been mentioned yet in my Guide.
    
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