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Wild Arms the Vth Vanguard
Badges FAQ (Version 0.9)
By Cloudeu/ Cloud Ng (cloudloveyuna [at] gmail.com) 
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Table of Contents
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- Legal Information						<LA01>
- Introduction							<IN01>
- Update Log							<UL01>
- Badges in WA5							<BA01>
- Badges list and effect					<BA02>
- Shop list							<BA03>
- Black Market Badges list					<BA04>
- Badges Synthesis						<BA05>
- Badges Recommendations					<BA06>
- Credits							<CR01>
- Contact Info							<CT01>
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Legal Information						<LA01>
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Copyright (C) 2007 by Cloudeu.

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Introduction							<IN01>
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This FAQ is based on the Japanese Version of Wild Arms the Vth 
Vanguard, which is released on 14th of December 2006. When I was 
writing this FAQ, the release date for the NA version has yet to 
be announced, but once it is released, I will update this FAQ to suit 
the NA release as well.

Note that this is the first time I wrote an FAQ, so don't expect 
any fancy stuff.

This FAQ does not contain any Japanese characters.

This FAQ MIGHT contain spoilers, so use it at your own risk. 
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Update Log							<UL01>
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- 23/1/2007, Version 0.3, Initial Release
- 27/1/2007, Version 0.6, Corrections and Completion on Recommendation
			  Section.
- 04/2/2007, Version 0.9, Added badges recommendation for Ragu o 
			  Ragula's battle.
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Badges in WA5							<BA01>
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What are badges? Well to put it simple, badges have the same effect 
as equipping accessory in the other RPGs. Now, letfs get into the 
basic of badges in WA5
1. The badges are divided into 5 ranks, which is Rank S, A, B, C and D.

2. There is a total of 70 badges, which is 1 Rank S, 6 Rank A, 24 Rank 
   B, 29 Rank C and 10 Rank D badges. 

3. To obtain badges, you can 
-	buy them
-	synthesis them
-	steal from enemies
-	obtain them for treasure boxes
-	do sub quests.

4. In Wild Arms V, the maximum number of badges a character can equip 
   is 5.

5. In default, without equipping any medium, each character have a 
   badge slot. By equipping medium, each character gain their second 
   badge slot at level 10, and the third one at level 20, fourth one 
   at level 40, and the fifth one at level 80.

6. Badges aren't that useful if used alone. However, by combining it
   with several other badges or passive skills, it will prove to be
   extremely powerful.
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Badges list and effect						<BA02>
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Okay, this is how I will list down the badges.

Name: The name of the badge
Effect: The effect of the badge
Box(s): Location of Boxes containing that particular badge (for over 
world boxes, I'm not going to list the coordination)
Steal: Monster having that particular badge, for steal. (Rare) simply
means it is a rare steal, while (Boss) means it is a Boss monster.
Shop: The shops that have the badge for sale
BM: Whether Black Market has the badge for sale
BS: whether you can synthesis the badge or not
Quest: the name for the quest, which rewards that particular badge

Well then, let's get started.

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Rank S
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Name: Sheriff Star
Effect: Max HP+500, max MP+50, and all other stats increase by 25. 
	Additional, it has all the Rank A badgesEeffects.
Box: -
Steal: - 
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Rank A
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Name: Frog Badge
Effect: Poison, disease and helpless status on HEX has no effect on 
	wearer.
Box: Puzzle Box 9
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Fish Badge
Effect: The HEX the wearer is standing on will not be infected by 
	poison, disease and helpless status. wearer gains immunity on 
	Instant-death.
Box: Puzzle Box 10, Tighten Path
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Chick Badge
Effect: Reduces damage from all elemental attacks. It can stack with 
	element protection from a ley point when standing in said 
	ley point.
Box: Puzzle Box 11
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Punching Glove
Effect: Convert all critical attack (for normal attack or shoot) to 
	finest art.
Box: TARTARUS, ABYSS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Elder Record
Effect: Halves MP usage, does not stack with other skills.
Box: Puzzle Box 12
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Lucky Bird
Effect: When the wearer discovers item at the end of the battle, 
	the possibility of the item being a rare item increase.
Box: Puzzle Box 20
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes 
Quest: Neutrino Medal

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Rank B
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Name: Hazel Sprig
Effect: Disease status on HEX has no effect on wearer.
Box: Hollow Slide Projector, Patched Path
Steal: Undead Servant (Rare)
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Moon Stone
Effect: Poison status on HEX has no effect on wearer.
Box: Excluded Wall, Ruined Altar
Steal: Arachnid (Rare)
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Heart Leaf
Effect: Helpless Status on HEX has no effect on wearer.
Box: Venturing Path, SW of Filgaia
Steal: Avril the Lilithia (first battle)
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Geo Amulet
Effect: Reduces damage received from earth elemental damage. Stack 
	with earth element protection from a earth ley point.
Box: Patched Path, Remodeling Experiment Tower Sect. G
Steal: 
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Onion Basket Quest

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Name: Muse Amulet
Effect: Reduce damage received from water elemental damage. Stack 
	with water elemental protection from water ley point.
Box: Hollow Slide Projector, Patched Path, Experiment Tower Sect. S
Steal: Ape Jumma, Master Olivier
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Love letter quest: Deliver Mariel's letter to Rody

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Name: Frey's Amulet
Effect: Reduce damage received from fire elemental damage. Stack 
	with fire elemental protection from fire ley point.
Box: Ponpoko Mountain, SW of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Humpty Dumpty quest.

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Name: Wing Amulet
Effect: Reduce damage received from wind elemental damage. Stack 
	with wind elemental protection from wind ley point.
Box: Tighten Path
Steal: Spine Coyote (Rare)
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Powerful Female Shopkeeper Quest (Part 2)

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Name: Gold Sun
Effect: Max HP+500
Box: SW of Filgaia, NE of Filgaia, Experiment Tower Sect. G
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Gold Moon
Effect: Max MP+50
Box: SW of Filgaia, NW of Filgaia, Remodeling Experiment Tower 
     Sect. F
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Gun Star Sign
Effect: Critical rate increased by 5%
Box: SE Of Filgaia, Hollow Slide Projector
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Northern Blade
Effect: With Counter Skill learned, the counter rate increased by 5%
Box: Gounon, Patched Path, Ponpoko Mountain
Steal: -
Shop: Honeysday, Haumood, Traveling Merchant(X:39272 Y:13257)
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Comet Mark
Effect: With Counter Skill learned, the attack power for the counter 
is increased based on HP loss.
Box: Lailabel, NW of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Haumood
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Cat Hand
Effect: Attack power of normal attack/shoot is increased by 1.5 times.
Box: NW Of Filgaia, ABYSS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Red Pepper
Effect: Recovers HP as the turn starts.
Box: Excluded Wall
Steal: Necrophilia (Rare)
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Sand Glass
Effect: Recovers MP as the turn starts.
Box: Missesmia, Remodeling Experiment Tower Sect. S
Steal: -
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Magic Pot
Effect: When received magic damage, MP is recovered
Box: Excluded Wall, Haumood
Steal: Necrophilia
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Haumood
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Ryan's Shield
Effect: At the time damage is received, character will automatically 
	go into Guard mode.
Box: Patched Path, Inferno
Steal: -
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Haumood
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Witch Badge
Effect: MAG+25, DEF-25
Box: Abandoned Path
Steal: Angel (Rare), Blue Book (Rare)
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Priest Badge
Effect: RES+25, EVA-25
Box: NW Of Filgaia
Steal: Ronwi(rare)
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Mist Cloak
Effect: Half of physical attacks received will miss.
Box: Puzzle Box 13
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Violator
Effect: Attack (Shoot)'s power is halved, but the attack is repeated 
	for 2-5 times.
Box: TARTARUS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Spike Boots
Effect: Nullify turn delays effect
Box: INFERNO
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Aiming Device
Effect: Attack (Shoot) will 100% hit.
Box: ABYSS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Treasure Call
Effect: When moving into a HEX with item, there will be a 
	warning/detection sound.
Box: Hollow Slide Projector
Steal: -
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Rank C
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Name: Holy Grail
Effect: Immunity to Instant death
Box: SE Of Filgaia, Remodeling Experiment Tower Sect. F
Steal: Avril the Lilithia (Battle 2), Jammer Imp(Rare)
Shop: Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Refrigerator
Effect: If wearer is KO-ed at end of battle, MAX HP doesn't decrease
        like it usually does.
Box: Excluded Wall, Patched Path
Steal: Camijin (Rare)
Shop: Mirapals, Gounon, Missesmia
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Silver Sun
Effect: Max HP +250
Box: NW Of Filgaia, Patched Path
Steal: -
Shop: Honeysday, Tuelpit, Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Bronze Sun
Effect: Max HP +100
Box: SW, NW Of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: Honeysday, Lailabel
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Silver Moon
Effect: Max MP +25
Box: NE Of Filgaia, Honeysday
Steal: -
Shop: Honeysday, Haumood
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: Neutrino Medal Quest

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Name: Bronze Moon
Effect: Max MP +10
Box: NW, NE Of Filgaia, Back&Forth Path,
Steal: -
Shop: Gounon, Lailabel, Missesmia
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Spirit Medium Woman Quest

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Name: Berserker Badge
Effect: Increase damage dealt and received.
Box: NE, SE Of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Haumood
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Force Carrot
Effect: If wearer is the first one to act in battle, force gauge
        becomes full immediately.
Box: INFERNO
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Speed Skates
Effect: When the battle starts, give a boost in REA to decide the 
	turns.
Box: SW Of Filgaia, Haumood
Steal: -
Shop: Tuelpit, Haumood
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Laurel Crown
Effect: Wearer's HP recovery from skills, items, or original
        personal skills is doubled.
Box: SW Of Filgaia, Tuelpit
Steal: Gehenna Neros(boss)
Shop: Haumood
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Ebony Shadow
Effect: When wearer moves to another hex, EVA+25 until wearer's next
	turn.
Box: Ponpoko Mountain, SW Of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: Honeysday, Haumood
BM: Yes
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Prism Staff
Effect: FP increased by 25 when wearer is in near death condition.
Box: Bottom Of The Lightless Passage, SE Of Filgaia
Steal: Witch
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Haumood
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: King Crown
Effect: In battle, the first attack (shoot) will be critical.
Box: Ponpoko Mountain, SE Of Filgaia
Steal: -
Shop: Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Castle Wall
Effect: In battle, the first damage received is nullified
Box: Venturing Path, INFERNO
Steal: Chaugnar Faugn (Boss)
Shop: Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: Donation in Haumood

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Name: Goat Toy
Effect: Auto revive once in per battle.
Box: Remodeling Experiment Tower Sect. M, TARTARUS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Item Checker
Effect: Increase the possibility of getting items after the battle.
Box: SE Of Filgaia, Ponpoko Mountain
Steal: -
Shop: Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Pocketbook
Effect: Increases amount of gella dropped by enemies, killed by wearer
Box: -
Steal: Melchom (rare), Melchom Rich (Boss)
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Growth Egg
Effect: Increase amount of EXP dropped by enemies, killed by wearer
Box: Remodeling Experiment Tower Sect. F
Steal: Super Grow Apple
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Hen Badge
Effect: EXP X2 for the wearer
Box: - 
Steal: - 
Shop: -
BM: Yes
BS: -
Quest: 

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Name: Quickdraw Gunman
Effect: Chance of preemptive attack increases.
Box: Mirapals, SW Of Filgaia, 
Steal: Nightbane
Shop: Honeysday, Haumood
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Bad Omen
Effect: Random encounter rate increased.
Box: NE Of Filgaia, Excluded Wall
Steal: -
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Tuelpit
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Dog Chain
Effect: At start of random battles, wearer will occupy same hex with
	another character.
Box: Bottom Of The Lightless Passage, Patched Path
Steal: Mercurius (Rare)
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Tuelpit
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Fighter Badge
Effect: ATK+25, REA-25
Box: Abandoned Path
Steal: 
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Knight Badge
Effect: DEF+25, MAG-25
Box: NW Of Filgaia
Steal: 
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Ninja Badge
Effect: EVA+25, RES-25
Box: SE Of Filgaia
Steal: Assassin Force, Ocypete
Shop: Mirapals, Lailabel, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Thief Badge
Effect: REA+25, ATK-25
Box: Abandoned Path
Steal: 
Shop: Mirapals, Honeysday
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Rabbit Badge
Effect: If wearer is the one who initiates escape from
        battle, no gella is lost as the result.
Box: Gounon
Steal: 
Shop: Gounon, Missesmia, Tuelpit
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Dual Cast
Effect: Cast the same Original twice.
Box: ABYSS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Rank D
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Name: Orange 100
Effect: Damage dealt and received is fixed at 100, HP recovery doesn't 
	work on wearer.
Box: -
Steal: - 
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Monopoly Gourd
Effect: All EXP goes to the wearer once the battle ends, other
        characters receive no EXP.
Box: TARTARUS
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: -

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Name: Speed Queen
Effect: REA+50
Box: Venturing Path
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: -

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Name: Teras Tiara
Effect: MP consumption is fixed at 0
Box: -
Steal: - 
Shop: - 
BM: -
BS: Yes
Quest: Monster in Missesmia

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Name: Norse Hero
Effect: ATK+50
Box: -
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Sol Niger Purification Quest

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Name: Might Guy
Effect: DEF+50
Box: -
Steal: - 
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Father and Son Quest

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Name: Sacred Boy
Effect: MAG+50
Box: -
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Tear Fragment Quest

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Name: Knight Princess
Effect: RES+50
Box: -
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Defeat Perverted book(s) in Haumood

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Name: Cheerful Girl
Effect: ACC+50
Box: -
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Donation in Haumood

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Name: All Over
Effect: Attack (shoot) will always critical.
Box: -
Steal: -
Shop: -
BM: -
BS: -
Quest: Defeat Ragu o Ragula in ABYSS

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Shop List							<BA03>
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The shop list below only includes badges, and is based on my save 
game, which is after gaining access to Remodeling Experiment Tower
Sector O. Thus, whether there are changes in the shop list, I'm not 
quite sure. As for the names of the shops, there might be translation
errors, so if you do know the real/appropriate name for them, feel 
free to send an email to me, and of course, I will give you full 
credit.

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Mirapals - The Mountain Guy's Spirit Shop
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Badge							|	Price
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Magic Pot						|	750
Witch Badge						|	300
Priest Badge						|	300
Treasure Call						|	1950
Refrigerator						|	500
Prism Staff						|	350
Bad Omen						|	250
Fighter Badge						|	300
Knight Badge						|	300
Ninja Badge						|	300
Thief Badge						|	300
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Gounon - General Store
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Badge							|	Price
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Comet Mark						|	750
Red Pepper						|	6000
Sand Glass						|	6400
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Refrigerator						|	500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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LaiLabel - Hunter's Friend Laila Lai								
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Badge							|	Price
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Magic Pot						|	750
Witch Badge						|	300
Priest Badge						|	300
Treasure Call						|	1950
Bronze Sun						|	750
Bronze Moon						|	750
Prism staff						|	350
Bad Omen						|	250
Fighter Badge						|	300
Knight Badge						|	300
Ninja Badge						|	300
Thief Badge						|	300
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Missesmia - Travelling Merchent
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Badge							|	Price
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Comet Mark						|	750
Red Pepper						|	6000
Sand Glass						|	6400
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Refrigerator 						|	500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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NE of Filgaia - Traveling Merchant (X:82448 Y:62044)
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Badge							|	Price
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Comet Mark						|	750
Red Pepper						|	6000
Sand Glass						|	6400
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Refrigerator 						|	500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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Honeysday - Rabbit Chase Cafe
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Badge							|	Price
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Northern Blade						|	9800
Red Pepper						|	6000
Sand Glass						|	6400
Witch Badge						|	300
Priest Badge						|	300
Silver Sun						|	1500
Bronze Sun						|	750
Silver Moon						|	1500
Ebony Shadow						|	1850
Item Scope						|	15000
Quickdraw Gunman					|	9250
Fighter Badge						|	300
Knight Badge						|	300
Ninja Badge						|	300
Thief Badge						|	300
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SE of Filgaia - Traveling Merchant (X:81869 Y:27450)
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Badge							|	Price
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Comet Mark						|	750
Red Pepper						|	6000
Sand Glass						|	6400
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Refrigerator						|	500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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Tuelpit - Shinsou Shinri Shop
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Badge							|	Price
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Silver Sun						|	1550
Speed Skates						|	7750
Item Scope						|	15000
Bad Omen						|	250
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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Haumood - Berry Winkle Number 2 Shop
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Badge							|	Price
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Northern Blade						|	9800
Comet Mark						|	750
Magic Pot						|	750
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Silver Moon						|	1500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Speed Skates						|	7750
Laurel Crown						|	22500
Ebony Shadow						|	1850
Prism Staff						|	350
Quickdraw Gunman					|	9250
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SW of Filgaia - Traveling Merchant (X:39272 Y:13257)
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Badge							|	Price
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Northern Blade						|	9800
Comet Mark						|	750
Magic Pot						|	750
Ryan's Shield						|	4500
Silver Moon						|	1500
Bronze Moon						|	750
Berserker Badge						|	700
Speed Skates						|	7750
Laurel Crown						|	22500
Ebony Shadow						|	1850
Prism Staff						|	350
Quickdraw Gunman					|	9250
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Locus Solus Bridge - Shop Box
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Badge							|	Price
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Holy Grail						|	18000
Silver Sun						|	1500
Speed Skates						|	7750
Laurel Crown						|	22500
King Crown						|	45000
Castle Wall						|	71000
Item Checker						|	15000
Bad Omen						|	250
Dog Chain						|	1000
Rabbit Badge						|	750
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Black Market							<BA04>
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Yup, black market is back again, in WA5. But, then again, to gain
access to black market, you need the black pass. As for how to get it,
please kindly refer to the full walkthroughs out there.
Just like in WA4, to purchase stuffs from black market, the currency 
used is not Gella, but Level. For example, if you were to purchase 
pocketbook, which costs -20 levels, you have to deduct 20 levels in
total from your 6 characters' levels.
Note that the max level you can deduct from each character is 99 
levels, provided he/she is level 100, and after deducted, level 1.

To fully utilize the black market, there is always an easy EXP trick.

Credit goes to http://kos.sakura.ne.jp/wa5/
First, purchase as much silver sun and priest badge as you can 
afford in Honeysday. Then, go to Missesmia, create Laurel Crowns
with badge synthesis. Sell all the Laurel Crowns you have created.
Repeat until you have the max gella allowed. 

Equip the strongest in-battle character with a pocketbook, and 
fight the Gella Eater Monster in TARTARUS. Let it eat your money,
use a lucky card, and kill it with the character equipped with 
pocketbook. You should be able to gain about 2 mil exp for one kill.

Below is the list of badges, sold in the black market.
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Badge							| Level 
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Frog Badge						|	-50
Fish Badge						|	-50
Chick Badge						|	-50
Punching Glove						|	-50
Elder Record						|	-50
Lucky Bird						|	-50
Gold Sun						|	-15
Gold Moon						|	-15
Gun Star Sign						|	-15
Northern Blade						|	-10
Cat Hand						|	-20
Mist Cloak						|	-35
Silver Sun						|	-10
Silver Moon						|	-10
Tiny Flower						|	-15
Speed Skate						|	-10
Laurel Crown						|	-10
Ebony Shadow						|	-10
Castle Wall						|	-10
Goat Toy						|	-15
Item Scope						|	-15
Pocketbook						|	-20
Growth Egg						|	-25
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Badges Synthesis						<BA05>
======================================================================

The badges synthesis shop is opened by the Cameo, Tim, in Missesmia, 
after you have cleared FBC. For each badge synthesis, there is a 
charge of 1000 gella.

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Sheriff Star
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Frog Badge						|	1
Fish Badge						|	1
Chick Badge						|	1
Lucky Bird 					|	1
Elder Record						|	1
Punching Glove						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Frog Badge
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Hazel Sprig						|	1
Moon Stone						|	1
Heart Leaf						|	1
Mist Cloak						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Fish Badge
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Gold Sun						|	1
Gold Moon						|	1
Magic Pot						|	1
Ryan's Shield						|	1
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Chick Badge
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Badges							|   Quantity
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Geo Amulet						|	1
Muse Amulet						|	1
Frey's Amulet						|	1
Wing Amulet						|	1
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Punching Glove
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Gun Star Sign						|	1
Northern Blade						|	1
Comet Mark						|	1
Cat Hand						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Elder Record
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Red Pepper						|	1
Sand Glass						|	1
Witch Badge						|	1
Priest Badge						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Lucky Bird
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Spike Boots						|	1
Violator						|	1
Aiming Device						|	1
Treasure Call						|	1
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Gold Sun
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Silver Sun						|	3
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Gold Moon
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Silver Moon						|	3
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Gun Star Sign
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Tiny Flower						|	1
Quickdraw Gunman					|	1
Speed Skates						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Cat Hand
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Fighter Badge						|	1
Ryan's Shield						|	1
Prism Staff						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Magic Pot
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Bad Omen						|	1
Priest Badge						|	1
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Ryan's Shield
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Holy Grail						|	1
Force Carrot						|	1
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Mist Cloak
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Ninja Badge						|	1
Castle Wall						|	1
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Violator
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dual Cast						|	1
Gold Sun						|	1
Chick Badge						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Spike Boots
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Knight Badge						|	1
Castle Wall						|	1
Cat Hand						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Aiming Device
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ninja Badge						|	1
Mist Cloak						|	1
Ebony Shadow						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Silver Sun
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Bronze Sun						|	2
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Silver Moon
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bronze Moon						|	2
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Tiny Flower
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Knight Badge						|	1
Berserker Badge						|	1
Force Carrot						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Laurel Crown
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Silver Sun						|	1
Priest Badge						|	1
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Castle Wall
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Badges							|   Quantity
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King Crown						|	1
Knight Badge						|	1
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Goat Toy
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Holy Grail						|	1
Refrigerator						|	1
Tiny Flower						|	1
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Pocketbook
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Item Checker						|	1
Silver Sun						|	1
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Growth Egg
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Item Checker						|	1
Silver Moon						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Hen Badge
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Growth Egg						|	1
Thief Badge						|	1
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Quickdraw Gunman
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Dog Chain						|	1
Northern Blade						|	1
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Dual Cast
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gun Star Sign						|	1
Goat Toy						|	1
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Orange 100
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Hen Badge						|	1
Mist Cloak						|	1
Pocketbook						|	1
Sheriff Star						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Speed Queen
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Badges							|   Quantity
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Rabbit Badge						| 	1
Speed Skates						|	1
Dual Cast						|	1
Priest Badge						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Teras Tiara
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Badges							|   Quantity
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Lucky Bird						|	1
Chick Badge						|	1
Elder Record						|	1
Witch Badge						|	1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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Badges Recommedations						<BA06>
======================================================================
To have the best badges combinations, you need to look at each
character's personal skills, which is:
Dean 	- 2X damage when critical
Rebecca - Repetitive attacks from 2 - 5 times (Same effect as 
	  violator, but at a way lower rate)
Avril	- DP damage is increased when attack/shoot command is used
Greg	- Auto Guard after every turn
Carol	- Attack from anywhere to anywhere (not distance limited). 
	  The Damage dealt varies.
Chuck	- Attack/Shoot deals more damage when Chuck's HP is lower.

Then, you have to look at what medium the character is equipping. As
for what stats each medium increased, I assume you already know it.

Note that the below are only RECOMMENDATIONS made by me, for normal
and boss battles, before you even acquire All Over. I will list down
each  and every characters, along with their recommended mediums and 
badges. Furthermore, I am making an assumption that all characters are 
at least at level 80, with all 5 badges slot unlocked.

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Dean
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Medium of Luck/Moon
Sheriff Star
Force Carrot
Violator
Cat Hand

Mainly because with either of the mediums, Dean will ALMOST always be 
the first one to move in any battle, thus with force carrot, you will 
have a full Force bar for your disposal at the very beginning of the 
battle. The last slot is solely for you own disposal. Some people 
might advise using Mist Cloak, while I like to use Berserker or Gun 
Star Sign.

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Rebecca
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Medium of Sword
Sheriff Star
Violator     
Cat Hand
Berserker  

As mentioned above, Rebecca's personal skill will have the same effect
as Violator, but at a lower rate. With Violator equipped, she can deal
more than 5 times of damage, provided she has enough bullet with her.
Since Rebecca's attack range type is a straight line, long range type,
she will most probably behind your tanker. Thus, by equipping berserker
she can deal more damage, by abusing her multiple shot technique.

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Avril
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium of Sword
Sheriff Star 
Violator 
Cat Hand

As for Avril, since her personal skill is increase DP damage, I highly 
recommend equipping stuffs, that increase DP, for this case, Sheriff 
Star.

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Greg
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium of Moon/Sky/Ocean
Sheriff Star 
Dual Cast
Mist Cloak  

As mentioned above, Greg auto guards after every turn, thus, reducing
any damage dealt on him. With Mist Cloak half of the physical attacks 
will miss him, making him one of the best tanker in the game.

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Carol
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium of Sky/Ocean
Sheriff Star
Teres Tiara
Dual Cast

I don't have much to say about Carol. I mainly use her as a healer, 
and attack only to charge up the Force bar. However, with her "you can
run, but you can't hide" attack range, increasing her DP is a wise 
choice.

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Chuck
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Medium of Sword/Mountain
Sheriff Star
Berserker
Cat hand
Violator
Dual Cast/Comet Mark

Another mad attacker. In Chuck's case, what you would like to see is
him, getting into critical status, i.e. HP is red. If Chuck is at full 
hp, Dual cast should help dealing damage. You could also replace Cat
hand or Dual Cast with Comet Mark.

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Ragu o Ragula
----------------------------------------------------------------------
If Wild ARMs Vth is your first WA game, then you might not know that 
Ragu o Ragula is the hardest optional boss in the series. So the 
badges recommendation will be a little different.

To make things simple, I will recommend two ways, to defeat Ragu o
Ragula. 

----------------
Orange 100 Trick
----------------
I recommend using Carol, Avril and Dean for this trick with at least
level 80, which is the level that you unlock your 5th badge slot.
Equip Carol with the medium of sea, while Avril and Dean with the 
medium of sword. You could switch medium of sword with medium of sky,
but it will take longer. Why? Continue reading.

For Carol, equip the school uniform costume, and any bullet that
increase eva and agi. For badges, she will equip
Orange 100
Violator
Sheriff Star
Teres Tiara or Mist Cloak
Another Sheriff Star

For Dean and Avril, let them equip
Dual Cast
Teres Tiara
Berserker
Sheriff Star X2

With these badges, Ragu's killer move, the 1 million and -1 million
celcius attacks won't kill your party instantly. The main reason of 
equipping sheriff stars is to increase the stats, mainly AGI, ATK 
and
DP. Medium of Sword is the choice here, since it has the 2 turn 
force  skill, and the more turns your party have, before the enemy 
moves (in other words, the higher your chain), the higher the damage 
you dealt on the enemy. 
The healer, Carol in this case, shouldn't heal any of the party 
members but, will only revive them if they got killed. She should 
act as the tanker of the party, and use normal attack when 
no one is dead.

----------------
Violator Trick
----------------
For this trick, you should use Avril and Rebecca. The third one is 
your own choice.
Equip Avril and Rebecca with medium of sword and the following badges
Violator
Cat hand
Sheriff Star X 3 or Sheriff Star X2 and Mist Cloak
For bullets, give them to one with most ammo.

For this method, it is HIGHLY recommended that you ABUSE black market
for its stat apples, mainly the AGI, EVA and STR apples.
Get all of them to 999 (except AGI, which is 998), then enter the 
battle.
Keep nuking Ragu with the skill, and wait till it cast the killer
move. Then keep on using attack command. With Avril's personal skill
DP damage up, Violator and the multiple Sheriff star, while Rebecca's 
personal skill which works almost the same as violator, Ragu will 
not get to cast its killer move on you, while your chain increase,
the damage per shot increase, which is kinda sweet. With the third
character using the same badges, defeating it is as easy as any
random encounter in the game (provided that you have high AGI and
EVA)
No doubt, this trick is much more time consuming compared to the
Orange 100 trick, but it is kinda fun looking at your chains, and Ragu 
not having any chance to move after casting.
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Credits								<CR01>
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- Split Infinity, for his WA4 badges FAQ (Badge names and explanation)
- Kouli, for his FAQ (Reference on treasure box location, names etc)
- GameFAQs, NeoSeeker, SuperCheats and HonestGamers for hosting my FAQ
- Media Vision, for releasing another nice WA game.
- Sony
- WA5 board, for being helpful
- Me.
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Contact Info							<CT01>
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