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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Item Guide                         Version 1.0
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<0> Table of Contents
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<0> Table of Contents
<1> Introduction
<2> Contact/Legal Info
<3> What's New
<4> Basics
<5> Item World
<6> Formulae for Item Leveling
<7> Item Specialists
<8> Specialist Types
<9> Rarity
<10> Item Benefit
<11> Item Ranks
<12> Hospital Items
<13> Ultimate Items
<14> Item World Strategies
<15> Theft
<16> Item List
<A> Maximum ATK
<B> Item Leveling Formulae Notes
<C> Stealing Formulae Notes
<D> Item Benefit Formulae Notes
<E> Identical Rarity Bonus Notes


<1> Introduction
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Well, here is the third release of this doc.  I've decided to name it
1.0 because, although it is not quite complete, my CTS is acting up and
I'm feeling cranky.  Plus, the few things left to add are relatively
minor.

The things I'm still missing are:

--statistics on HP/SP healing items
--base price for all items
--formula for shop price
--range for all items
--get rid of all of the 'VERIFY' tags by verifying the info
--maximum effective levels for the rest of the specialists
--something about equip change (and its potential for abuse)
--clean up the C code that implements the level gain formula that's
  sitting on my hard drive and add it in, or translate it to perl.
--the rest of the hospital items

Although I plan this to be my last big revision for some time,
contributions are welcome, and I'll attempt to give ego tags (credit :-)
to whatever I've gotten from someone else.  Thanks go out to djpubba,
JungleJim, Scy046, Luvnuts, James, Richard Mon, Ryan Puckett, Zepy,
Tioaz, all the people on the GameFAQs message board, and anyone else who
I forgot to thank.


<2> Contact/Legal Info
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I (Ben Olmstead) can be reached at gfq at 13ninjas dot com.  I won't
guarantee that I will respond to emails, especially ones that ask
questions that I've already answered, but I will try to read and answer
email, as time allows.

I am releasing this document into the public domain.  This document
comes with NO WARRANTEE whatsoever; I make no absolute claims about the
correctness of the information herein.  All trademarks and copyrights
contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and
copyright holders.

Because this document is in the public domain, anyone may use it, modify
it, update it, repost it somewhere under their own name, whatever, with
no restrictions.  I ask that, if anyone updates it, I (and especially
anyone who I gave credit to) recieve some credit, but I'm (obviously,
with this in the public domain) not going to hold anyone to that.


<3> What's New
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

0.5: First public revision.

0.8: Second public revision; added item ranks; complete list of items
     (still missing numerous item stats); cleaned up lots of things that
     were unverified; added information about Warehouse & Item Bag;
     added formulae for stealing; added information on where to find
     most items; added stats on numerous items; formulae for negative
     stats & item leveling; compressed item tables to 79 chars width;
     fixed typos.

0.81: More item stats; info on extra specialist slots from leveling
      items; fixed up find locations for many items.

1.00: Almost all item stats; fixed a bunch of typos (thanks to
      JungleJim and Tiaoz); added Hospital Items; formulae for item
      benefit; rewrote a few unclear sections; fixed some formulas;
      added a treasure hunting section.


<4> Basics
~~~~~~~~~~

Unlike in most RPGs, items in Disgaea are complex entities in their own
right.  They have a level, a rarity, may be inhabitted by Specialists
which increase their power, and might be more or less powerful at a
particular level because of actions taken while leveling them.  All of
these factors contribute to their potency.  In addition, characters get
different levels of benefit from the same item based on a number of
factors.

Every character can hold four items.  One must be a weapon ('Wpn'), and
three must be from the 'Etc' category.  Monsters can only use
Wpn-Monster weapons, and humanoids can use any Wpn except Wpn-Monster.
Every item that a character holds can increase ten statistics of that
character, and may have other effects:

Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP
39 Accelerator                      200      1000              3   30
40 Cosmic Blade      300  300 2000  300  300  300  300  300

Above are the statistics for a very good pair of shoes and a very good
sword, when the items are normal rarity, with no specialists, at level
0.  In practice you will never find items that have no specialists to
start.

The only other type of item has the designation 'Item' and is never
equipped on a character: it is used by a character from inventory.
These items are generally curative (restoring HP and/or SP), although
they do have other uses.

Aside from characters, you have two places to keep items: the Item Bag
and the Warehouse.  The Item Bag can hold 16 items; the Warehouse can
hold 256.  The only times you can access items in the Warehouse are when
using 'Equip' or 'Item' from the castle menu, or while buying/selling
items at the shops in the castle.  You can use or equip items from the
Item Bag while in the Dark Assembly, in battles, at the Item World, and
everywhere that you can use the Warehouse.  To switch between the
Warehouse and Item Bag, use left and right.


<5> Item World
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The item world has two main benefits: first, the item world is where you
subdue Specialists, and second, each floor of the item world that you
complete adds a small amount of power to the item.  The item world is
also the only place you can get some of the best equipment of the game,
there is an early chapter that requires you to go through at least ten
levels of the item world, and it is necessary to complete the item world
for a Legendary item to get one of the endings of the game.

The item world is essentially a long, randomly generated dungeon.  Each
level has random topology, and may include islands, some of which may be
far out of reach.

Each level will always contain a base panel and a 'Dimensional Warp'
which takes you to the next level without completing the current one.
Although portions of the item world may be disconnected, the base panel
and Dimensional Warp will be connected.  (The Dimensional Warp may be
too high for any character to jump or be thrown to, or may be otherwise
unreachable, but it will always be *connected* to the base panel.)
Sitting on top of the Dimensional Warp may be an enemy unit with the
special type 'Gatekeeper'.  A Gatekeeper will never move from that spot
(and any unit on the Dimensional Warp cannot be lifted).  It can,
however, be moved by special attacks such as Triple Strike, or warped
away.  Every level will have a minimum of three enemy units.  (Note:
Though I have not confirmed it, I am told that very small levels (1
panel by 2 panels) can appear, and will have fewer than three enemies,
since they do not have room for three.)

Every tenth floor in the item world is special.  Each one contains an
Item General, Item King, or Item God, and these are the only floors at
which you can leave the Item World without using a Mr. Gency's Exit.
The first Bonus item for these levels is always a Mr. Gency's Exit;
after you get the free one from Karla, this is the only sure way to
acquire one.  These floors also have a red background instead of a white
one.

Item Generals appear on levels 10, 20, 40, 50, 70, and 80.

Item Kings appear on levels 30, 60, and 90.

Item God (or Item God 2) appears only on level 100.

If you are stuck or running low on HP, you can leave the Item World at
any time by using a Mr. Gency's Exit.  When you use this, you
immediately return to the castle, and will reenter the item at the floor
you left.

There is a single caveat on the use of Mr. Gency's Exit: if you kill an
Item General or King, and choose 'No' when asked if you wish to return
to the castle, then use Mr. Gency's Exit, the game will not count your
Item General or King kill, and you won't get any of the power gain that
you would normally get from the kill.

Except for the caveat above, there is no difference (in terms of the
power of the item) between killing every enemy on every floor, skipping
every floor, and using a Mr. Gency's Exit on every floor, then
reentering, as long as you kill every Item General, King, and God.

Occasionally, a unit will spawn that represents a specialist.  When this
happens, the game will show that unit with the work 'CHECK' at the start
of the floor.  If you kill this unit, that specialists becomes subdued.
Specialists are described in greater detail below.


<6> Formulas for Item Leveling
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

All numbers are related to individual statistics; in particular, the
current number of specialists and the specialist counter are different
for each stat that the item has.

n=level (as shown in battle screen)
x=item generals counter (global to the item)
b=base stat of the item (stat of a Normal item)
c=specialist counter
p=number of specialists currently on the item
i=initial stat of the item (stat of the actual item)
s=1 if i>0, -1 if i<0, or 0 if i=0

All numbers are computed/stored with high precision; however, the floor
of the number is displayed.

Skipping/clearing level n: adds s+i/20+i*x*b/200 to each stat
                           adds c*3/20 to each stat

Killing an Item General: adds s*b*(20+n)/200 to each stat
                         adds p*(3+n*3/20) to each stat
                         adds p to c for each stat
                         adds 1 to x

Killing an Item King: adds s*b*(20+n)*2/200 to each stat
                      adds p*(3+n*3/20)*2 to each stat
                      adds 2*p to c for each stat
                      adds 2 to x
                      adds 1 Specialist slot

Killing an Item God (2): adds s*b*(20+n)*3/200 to each stat
                         adds p*(3+n*3/20)*3 to each stat
                         adds 1 Specialist slot [see note]

The death of an Item General or Item King is always calculated after the
increase for the level that the General/King was on.

Note: no item can have more than 16 specialist slots.

For those who are interested, Appendix A contains my notes (mostly
tables of item stats) from determining these formulae.

What all of this math really means is that:

You should always kill Item Generals/Kings/Gods.

If you want an extra boost to an item's stats, leave a specialist on the
item while leveling it.  Each specialist is worth 270 extra points to
whichever stat it boosts on a Legendary item, if left for all 100 floors
and all Generals/Kings/Gods are killed.

If you want to maximize any particular stat on an item, you have to
subdue and remove all of the native specialists before you defeat the
first Item General; this will require using Mr. Gency's Exit before
finishing floor B10.  Once you have removed all of the native
specialists, but before you kill the first Item General, fill every slot
on the item with specialists that boost whatever stat you are trying to
maximize (e.g., to maximize ATK, fill the item with Gladiators).  Then,
go back into the item and proceed to level it, killing all Item
Generals, Kings, and God.  After killing each Item King, the item gains
a specialist slot, so exit the Item World at that point and put another
specialist on the item.

There is no difference between clearing and skipping floors, as long as
you kill Item Generals/Kings/Gods.

If you level any item with a negative stat to level 100, that negative
stat ends up being exactly -100.


<7> Item Specialists
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Item Specialists are helpful spirits within an item.  Every Specialist
adds to the item's power.  Specialists come in two forms: subdued and
unsubdued.  All specialists start out unsubdued and are displayed in
silver dots or black text on the item screen.  Specialists are subdued
through the item world.  Once a Specialist is subdued, it is displayed
with blue dots and text, it doubles in power, and it may be transfered
to another item.

Specialists may be combined.  This takes two specialists of the same
type and merges them into one Specialist with the power of both.  If
either of the old Specialists was unsubdued, the new Specialist will be
unsubdued, and the power of the original subdued Specialist (if any) is
halved before the combination.  (This doesn't truly cause you to lose
any power, as it will be doubled again if you subdue the new
Specialist.)

Specialists are subdued by killing them when they appear in the item
world.  When a Specialist appears on a level of the item world, it will
show 'CHECK' as the stage is loaded, and it will show in the
'Characters' list in blue text immediately after all enemy units and
immediately before Geo Symbols.

Specialists will attack and be attacked by enemy units in the item
world, so it is a good idea to kill them quickly.  If enemy units kill
the Specialist (or you end the stage before killing the Specialist,
either by killing all enemy units or exiting to the next level), the
Specialist will not be subdued.  It can, however, reappear at a later
level; it appears that there is a percentage chance of a specialist
appearing on each level, as long as there is an unsubdued specialist in
the item, so you do not have to kill every specialist on its first
appearance.


<8> Specialist Types
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Some of this information (especially from the Resistance, Increases, and
Effects) came from the Item World Specialists guide by SephirothYuyX.

VERIFY
All Specialists can be increased to power 19998 (the game will only
allow 9999 as the power for a newly-combined Specialist; to get 19998,
you have to combine a subdued and unsubdued Specialist to produce a 9999
unsubdued Specialist, then subdue it through the item world).  However,
many Specialists have a maximum effective power; neither a single
extra-powerful Specialist nor multiple Specialists of lesser power can
give a single character any benefit beyond that level.


Stat Bonuses

Each of these Specialists increases one of the eight statistics of an
item by the Specialist's power level:

Dietician -- HP
Master    -- SP
Gladiator -- ATK
Sentry    -- DEF
Teacher   -- INT
Coach     -- SPD
Marksman  -- HIT
Physician -- RES

There is no effective limit to these Specialists.


Resistance

Each of these Specialists increases the item wearer's resistance to
a particular form of attack:

Aeronaut    -- Wind
Cryophile   -- Ice
Firefighter -- Fire

VERIFY
Pharmacist    -- Poison
Coffee Maker  -- Sleep
Medicine Man  -- Paralyze
Psychologist  -- Forget
Social Worker -- Deprave

The maximum resistance any character can have to Wind, Ice, or Fire is
90%, which means that the maximum effective power is 140 for Aeronaut,
Cryophile, and Firefighter (due to characters with negative base
resistance).


Increases

Each of these Specialists increases how much of a particular thing the
item wearer gains, each unit of power is equivalent to a single percent
increase in gain (e.g., a character with a power 1 Statistician will
gain 101% of normal experience; a character with a power 300
Statistician will gain 400% of normal experience):

Broker       -- HL
Manager      -- Mana
Statistician -- Experience

VERIFY
Armsmaster   -- Weapon Mastery

The maximum effective power for Broker is 300.
The maximum effective power for Manager is 300.
The maximum effective power for Statistician is 300.
(VERIFY) The maximum effective power for Armsmaster is 2400.


Effects

Each of these Specialists adds a chance of a status effect to attacks
made by the holder of the item:

VERIFY
Alchemist    -- Poison
Hypnotist    -- Sleep
Witch Doctor -- Paralyze
Amnesiac     -- Forget
Gangster     -- Deprave


<9> Rarity
~~~~~~~~~~

There are three levels of rarity: normal, rare, and legendary.  Below,
the properties of each are listed.

Stat Bonus: Percentage increase of the first 8 stats on the item (HP,
            SP, ATK, INT, DEF, SPD, HIT, RES) over the charts below.
Initial Specialist Space: How many Specialists can inhabit the item, at
                          level 0.
Display: How the name of the item will be displayed on lists.
Identifier: What shows up on the item screen to signify this rarity.
Rarity Number: What rarity numbers correspond to this rarity.
Item World Depth: How many levels exist in the item world within this
                  type of item.
Notes: Any other information.

Normal

Stat Bonus: None
Initial Specialist Space: 4-7
Display: Flat black text
Identifier: None
Rarity Number: 32-255
Item World Depth: 30
Notes: Only normal items can be purchased from the shop in the castle.

Rare

Stat Bonus: +25% (floor(N * 5 / 4))
Initial Specialist Space: 7-10
Display: Flashing silver text
Identifier: Rare
Rarity Number: 8-31
Item World Depth: 60 (VERIFY)
Notes:

Legendary

Stat Bonus: +50% (floor(N * 3 / 2))
Initial Specialist Space: 10-13
Display: Flashing gold or blue text
Identifier: Legendary
Rarity Number: 0-7
Item World Depth: 100
Notes: Most Legendaries have gold text; Hyperdrive, Super Robo Suit, and
       Yoshitsuna have blue text and oversized icons.


<10> Item Benefit
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You may notice when equipping an item that you gain more or less benefit
from that item than its listed stats.  There are four reasons for this:
Weapon Mastery, character level, stat aptitude, and identical rarity
bonus.

Aptitude

Every class has aptitudes for each of the eight basic stats; these vary
from 50% to 150% and show up on the character creation screen and on the
character status screen.  Aptitudes act as a multiplier to stat gains
from items; for example, a level 1 character equipping a normal Muscle
World (1000HP) will get 500HP with a 50% HP Aptitude, 1000HP with a 100%
HP Aptitude, or 1500HP with a 150% HP Aptitude.  The adjustment for
Aptitude is applied after all other modifiers.

Weapon Mastery

When equipping a non-monster weapon, you get a bonus to all of weapon's
stats equal to the equipping character's Weapon Mastery for that weapon
type times 5%.  The formula is (weapon stat)*(1 + mastery*.05).  The
maximum Weapon Mastery is 255, so the maximum Mastery bonus is 1275%.

Character Level

For monster weapons and accessories, you get a bonus based on the level
of the character.  These bonuses do not normally apply until the
postgame, since they do not start until level 100, but they become quite
substantial at later levels.  They are calculated by the following
formulas (thanks to Zepy for these):

        lev <=  100: stat [no adjustment]
 100 <= lev <=  500: stat * floor((lev + 100) / 2) / 100
 500 <= lev <= 2000: stat * floor((lev + 1000) / 5) / 100
2000 <= lev        : stat * floor((lev + 4000) / 10) / 100

The maximum level is 9999, so the maximum level bonus is 1299%, or just
a little higher than the maximum Mastery bonus.

Identical Rarity

If a character has more than one item with the same rarity equipped,
then all such items recieve a boost in power.  This works as a
multiplier after weapon mastery and character level bonuses are applied.
The multiplier ranges from 1.1 to 1.3, depending on how many items with
identical rarity are equipped:

# Items     Multiplier
1           1
2           1.1
3           1.2
4           1.3

For example, if a level 1 character equips a normal Nightvision and a
normal Muscle Ace, that character will normally get +50 INT, +200 HIT,
and +200 HP.  However, if the Muscle Ace and Nightvision happen to have
the same rarity number--for example, if they both have rarity 46 on the
item status screen--then the character will get +55 INT, +220 HIT, and
+220 HP, due to the identical rarity bonus.

Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP
17 Nightvision                            50       200
14 Muscle Ace        200


<11> Item Ranks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Each item is assigned a 'rank', which roughly determines how 'good' the
item is.  Ranks go from 1 to 42, and they determine what level of
enemies will be found in the item world for that item.  Below are the
'LV+' ranks for level 1 from the 'Go to Item World' screen (thanks to
JungleJim for producing this table):

Rank LV+       Rank LV+       Rank LV+       Rank LV+       Rank LV+
1    1         10   10        19   25        28   47        37   76
2    1         11   11        20   27        29   50        38   79
3    2         12   12        21   29        30   53        39   127
4    3         13   14        22   31        31   56        40   255
5    4         14   16        23   34        32   59        41   255
6    5         15   17        24   36        33   62
7    5         16   19        25   39        34   66
8    7         17   21        26   41        35   69
9    8         18   22        27   44        36   73

The levels listed are *minimum* levels; in general, the enemies on any
given floor will be higher level than the LV+ number.  Also, these
numbers are for floor 1; later floors have more powerful enemies.


<12> Hospital Items
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Hospital gives you prizes whenever reach certain numbers for each of
HP, SP, and Dec (Deceased) healed.  Thanks to JungleJim for these
tables:

   HP  Prize               SP  Prize              Dec  Prize
  100  Muscle Brawn        50  Common Orb           5  Caterpillar Egg
  400  Muscle Hustle      100  Imperial Seal
 1000  Muscle Spirit      200  Psyche Orb
 2000  Muscle Fight       500  Dark Orb
 5000  Muscle Ace        1000  Blood Orb
10000  Muscle Victory    2000  Star Orb
40000  Muscle Dream      5000  Moon Orb
                        10000  King Orb


<13> Ultimate Items
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The 'ultimate' items of the game are very difficult to acquire, but
worth it (and necessary to beat the most powerful enemy in the game).

For weapons, they are acquired by entering a Legendary item one level of
power below of the same type, fighting to level 100, and stealing it
from the Item God there.

Once you have any item of rank 40 or above, you can level it to 100,
then steal another Legendary item of the same type from the Item God 2
at floor B100.

For reference, the Item God 2 I'm currently fighting has these stats:

(No 'More Difficult Enemies' bills passed)
Level 6,933 [Fixed]
HP: 10,184,640
SP: 199,698
ATK: 186,416
DEF: 141,452
HIT: 147,000
INT: 176,816
SPD: 147,000
RES: 135,906
EXP: 36,643,537,935
NEXT: 10,573,275
Skills: Omega Wind (Mastery 80)
        Tera Ice (Mastery 80)
        Star (Mastery 80)

Except for the level, you can expect these numbers to vary somewhat
(+/-10%), but you need to be prepared before you attempt to kill (or
steal from) Item God 2.

The ultimate items are:
Wpn-Axe: Apocalypse (VERIFY)
Wpn-Fist: Ultimus
Wpn-Sword: Yoshitsuna
Wpn-Spear: Glorius
Wpn-Gun: Etoile
Wpn-Bow: Galaxy (VERIFY)
Wpn-Monster: Nyanko Soul
Etc-Robot: Super Robo Suit
Etc-Engine: Hyperdrive

The Super Robo Suit can be stolen from Baal.

The Hyperdrive you get automatically from defeating an Item God 2.

Monster weapons are a little different.  The rank 40 monster weapon is
Nyanko Soul, which can be acquired at the end of a Lucifer Force, or can
be raken from Majorly.  There are also a rank 41 and rank 42 monster
weapon.  The rank 41 is the Nemesis, which is a better weapon than Nyanko
Soul; it can be stolen from Baal.  The rank 42, Nemesis Mk II, is stolen
from Prinny Baal, and has better base stats than the Nemesis--but it
comes at level 100, and Baal apparently doesn't kill any Item Generals/
Kings/Gods, nor does he subdue any specialists when leveling his items.

There is no simple way to get a Legendary second-best item.  The easiest
way is to play around in high-level item worlds until you see one appear
either on the Bonus screen or in some enemy's inventory.  For reference,
they are:

Wpn-Axe: Durandal (VERIFY)
Wpn-Fist: God's Fist
Wpn-Sword: Cosmic Blade
Wpn-Spear: Longinus
Wpn-Gun: Infernal Gun
Wpn-Bow: Artemis Bow (VERIFY)
Wpn-Monster: Lucifer Force (VERIFY)

See the Item World Strategies section for advice on how to deal with the
Item World.


<14> Item World Strategies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Item World gives many people headaches; here are some strategies for
dealing with particularly tricky situations, and for treasure hunting.

The single most important rule for the Item World is: always make sure
that there is a Mr. Gency's Exit in your Item Bag when going through the
Item World.  This item will let you escape from the current floor, and
when you re-enter the item, you will return to the same floor, but it
will have a new, randomly-generated layout.

The most common Item World problems come from Geo Panels, particularly
No Lifting and Invincibility.  Although the details of setting up Geo
Chains is outside the scope of this guide, it is important to know the
ways of getting rid of Geo Symbols:

1. Reduce symbol to 0 HP through attacks.
2. Throw symbol into enemy unit.
3. Enemy unit thrown into symbol.
4. Damage from a color change will always destroy a Geo Symbol.
5. The Scout "Geo Change" ability will randomly reset the Geo Panels and
   symbols on a field.

So, for example, if you have a Gatekeeper that is Invincible, and the
Invincibility symbol is out of reach, you can destroy another symbol on
the same color of Geo Panel (probably by throwing it onto an enemy or
throwing an enemy onto it).

The other problem that sometimes happens is that the Dimensional Gate is
at a location that is inaccessible due to height problems--for example,
it is at the top of a high pillar.  For this problem, there are two
solutions: good throwers, and good jumpers.  Rogues make the best
throwers, and may be able to throw a character to a location that would
otherwise be inaccessible.  For jumpers, at low levels Ninjas and Scouts
have the best jumping ability; late in the game, Ninjas and Majins do.
Equip one of these with the best shoes you can find.

Treasure hunting requires more strategy than mere survival does; while
the steps outlined above should suffice to get you through almost any
undesirable layout, more is required to get Bonus Meter items and items
from enemy inventories.

First, when treasure hunting, always check the Bonus and Character
options on the battle menu to see if there is something that you want.
Then, if there is, you need to figure out how to get it.

If the item is in an enemy inventory, it is usually easy to get.  Simply
have a Rogue use a Hand item from your Item Bag on the enemy, and,
unless the enemies severely outclass you, you should have no problem
stealing whatever you want.  (The Rogue's level should be slightly over
half of the enemy's level.)

If you want an item from the bonus meter, things get a little trickier.
You have to both fill the Bonus meter and kill every enemy on the level.
Filling the Bonus Meter is most easily done through Geo Chains (as
explained in the in-game tutorial and other guides), but can be done
through other means:

1. Geo Chains
2. Killing a unit
3. Counterattacking
4. Combo Attacking
5. Team Attacking

Except for Geo Chains, the individual bonuses tend to be small.  Note
that the meter will rise a little further if a Rogue participates in the
action.  Also note that, if there are few Geo Panels on a level, you can
clear them in a chain, then use Geo Change and clear the new set,
getting a bonus both times.

Once you have filled the Bonus Meter (at least high enough to get the
desired item(s)), you have to kill every enemy unit on the level.  This
can sometimes be difficult, particularly when the enemies are on
far-away islands.  In this case, there are a few tricks to help.  First,
you can try to throw characters to the enemies' islands; the Rogue is
best for this with a throw of 6.  Also use the diagonal throw technique:
if you hit 'X' while rocking the D-pad back and forth between two
directions, the game will allow you to throw a character in between
those two directions.

If you can't throw a character (either because there are no free spaces
on the island or because it is too far away), then you have to use
ranged attacks.  Guns have the longest range for normal attacks; magic
is best for things that are just outside of gun range.  However, the
longest-range attack in the game is Dark Cannon, the other Scout skill.
Dark Cannon can attack any place on the board that is not blocked by a
wall; unfortunately, after the initial attack it will fire on the
closest unit--ally or enemy--at the end of each turn, so you must move
your characters away quickly (lifting and throwing the cannon helps as
well).

Lastly, rely on your own cleverness.  The Item World is randomly-
generated, and although it has some constraints, some very strange and
very difficult layouts sometimes appear.  Hopefully these strategies
will help you get through them.


<15> Theft
~~~~~~~~~~

Theft is a very important ability late in the game.  It is the only way
to get the best items, and it is an easy way to get good items in the
endgame.

To steal, you have to use one of the 'Hand' items (Stealing Hand,
Plunder Hand, Cha-Ching Hand, Bandit's Hand, Awesome Hand).  Simply go
to 'Item' on the character action menu, select the hand you want to use,
and move the cursor to the character you want to steal from.  (Note: if
you fail, you do not lose the hand.)

Rogues are *much* better at stealing than other classes, though any
class can steal.  Their levels count double in the formula, they have
twice the maximum chance to steal, and they can steal opponents' stats
as well as items.

Rogues have a chance to steal items and stats governed by the following
formula (thanks to Scy046):

c = h + t*2 + 25 - e - r*3 - a

c: The percentage chance to steal.
h: The HIT statistic of the hand being used (including specialists).
t: The level of the thief.
e: The level of the enemy.
r: The rank of the item.
a: 0 if the rarity of the item is Normal, 10 if the rarity is Rare, 30
   if the rarity is Legendary, or 100 if the item has rarity 0.

Statistics are considered Normal rank 0 items for this equation.

A Rogue can have, at most, a 99% chance to steal.

Other classes have a chance to steal items governed by the following
formula:

c = h + t - 30 - e - r*3 - a

c: The percentage chance to steal.
h: The HIT statistic of the hand being used (including specialists).
t: The level of the thief.
e: The level of the enemy.
r: The rank of the item.
a: 0 if the rarity of the item is Normal, 10 if the rarity is Rare, 30
   if the rarity is Legendary, or 100 if the item has rarity 0.

Non-Rogues cannot steal statistics.

Non-Rogues can have, at most, a 50% chance to steal.

What this means is that you should use Rogues to steal, and if you
always want to have a 99% chance to steal, make sure your Rogue's level
is at least (enemy level / 2 + 141), and use vanilla, level 0 Bandit's
Hands.  A level 1 Rogue should be able to steal anything with a Hand
with at least 7062 hit, but you'd be wasting a lot of Marksmen.


<16> Item List
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The numbers for all items are for Normal rarity, level 0 items.

Thanks to djpubba for providing Rank information.

The level 0 stats for Prinny Costume and Nemesis Mk II were taken from
the Official Strategy Guide by DoubleJump Books
(http://www.doublejumpbooks.com/).

Key:
HP: Base increase to max HP from this item
SP: Base increase to max SP from this item
ATK: Base increase to ATK from this item
DEF: Base increase to DEF from this item
INT: Base increase to INT from this item
SPD: Base increase to SPD from this item
HIT: Base increase to HIT from this item
RES: Base increase to RES from this item
MV: Base increase to MV from this item
JMP: Base increase to JMP from this item
Find: Where to get this item:
      Store: Purchased normally
      Mint: Use a Mint Gum; you get ABC Gum
      L10: Found in the first bonus slot of floor 10, 20, etc. in Item World
      Find: Only found in enemy inventories or from bonuses
      IGod: Stolen from Item God at the bottom of rank 39 item
      IGod2: Received for defeating an Item God 2
      Hospital: Received as a hospital bonus
      Diary: Recieved for checking Etna's diary every chapter, or from
             Hospital
      Long: Received by achieving spear mastery 25 & talking to Longinus
            (VERIFY)
      Zombie: Stolen from the Uber-Zombie
      Carter: Stolen from Astro Carter
      Cave: Received for finishing Cave of Ordeal
      Priere: Taken from Priere
      Majorly: Taken from Majorly
      Baal: Stolen from Baal
      U-Baal: Stolen from Uber Baal

Wpn-Fist
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Wristband                     3                   1                 Store
2  Rock Fist                     6                   4                 Store
3  Double Slap                   9                   6                 Store
4  Leather Glove                15                  10                 Store
5  Iron Claw                    19                  13                 Store
6  Power Gauntlet          15   27                  13                 Store
7  Hyper Knuckle                33             10   21                 Store
8  Lethal Knuckle               40                  26                 Store
9  Fake Fist                    48                  32                 Store
10 Cross Counter                60                  40                 Store
11 Swift Knuckle                72                  48                 Store
12 Magic Cuff              40   82                  48                 Store
13 Poison Knuckle               93                  62                 Store
14 Megaton Punch               105                  70                 Store
15 Fist of Fury                116                  77                 Store
16 Mach Punch                  128             80   80                 Store
17 Spiked Glove                138                  92                 Store
18 Bagh Nakh                   150                 100                 Store
19 Mystic Hand             70  165                 110                 Store
20 Metal Fist                  180                 120                 Store
21 Silver Arm                  195                 130                 Store
22 Demonic Fist       90       210                 140                 Store
23 Karate Chop                 225                 150                 Store
24 Mistral Fist                240                 160                 Store
25 Jupiter's Fist              262                 175                 Store
26 Straight Punch              285                 190                 Store
27 Mirage                      308            160  160                 Store
28 Kwanca                      330                 220                 Store
29 Bahamut's Fist              352                 235                 Store
30 Golden Arm                  375                 250                 Store
31 Crisis                      405                 265                 Store
32 Diabolic Fist               435                 290                 Store
33 Platinum Arm                465                 310                 Store
34 Galactica                   495                 330                 Store
35 Terra Smasher               525                 350                 Store
36 Punisher                    562                 375                 Store
37 Zodiac                      650                 400                 Store
38 Infernal Fist     200       750  200            450  200            Store
39 God's Hand                 1000                 500                 Cave
40 Ultimus                    2000           1000 1000         1   10  IGod


Wpn-Sword
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Common Sword                  4                                     Store
2  Short Sword                   8                                     Store
3  Swordbreaker                 13                                     Store
4  Bronze Sword                 19                                     Store
5  Long Sword                   26                                     Store
6  Ninja Sword                  34             10   10                 Store
7  Sharp Edge                   43                  20                 Store
8  Bastard Sword                53                                     Store
9  Broad Sword                  65                                     Store
10 Magic Sword             15   80                                     Store
11 2-Pronged Blade              95                                     Store
12 Great Sword                 110                                     Store
13 Taser Sword                 125                                     Store
14 Mortuus Blade               120                                     Store
15 Psychic Sword           25  155        25                           Store
16 Stabbing Knife              170                                     Store
17 Evil Thwarter               185                                     Store
18 Hibernal Sword              200                                     Store
19 Muramasa                    220                                     Store
20 Light Sabre                 240                                     Store
21 Vajra                       260                                     Store
22 Mistral Sword               280                                     Store
23 Jupiter's Sword             300                                     Store
24 Bloodlust                   320                                     Store
25 Masamune                    350                  50                 Store
26 Bahamut's Fang              380                                     Store
27 Adamant Sword     150       410                                     Store
28 Demon Killer                440                                     Store
29 Wyrmslayer                  470                                     Store
30 Laevateinn                  500             70   70                 Store
31 Diabolic Sword              540  100                                Store
32 Crusade                 80  580                       80            Store
33 Kusanagi                    620                                     Store
34 Excalibur         100  100  660  100  100  100  100  100            Store
35 Shichishi-Tou          150  700                                     Store
36 Infernal Sword    200       750  200                 200            Store
37 Arondight         200  200  900  200  200  200  200  200            Store
38 Amano-Hahakiri         600 1200       600                           Store
39 Cosmic Blade      300  300 2000  300  300  300  300  300            Find
40 Yoshitsuna       1000 1000 4000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000    2   20  IGod


Wpn-Spear
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Common Spear                  3                                     Store
2  Iron Lance                    6                                     Store
3  Knight's Lance                9                                     Store
4  Bogus Spear                  15                                     Store
5  Long Spear                   19                                     Store
6  Koshimoto Spear              27                                     Store
7  Bushido Lance                33                                     Store
8  Trident                      40                                     Store
9  Paralyzing Spear             48                                     Store
10 Falcon Lance                 60             20                      Store
11 Forgetful Spear              72                                     Store
12 Black Spear                  82                                     Store
13 Silver Lance                 93                                     Store
14 Kung Fu Spear               105                                     Store
15 Venomous Spear              116                                     Store
16 Moonlight                   128   20                                Store
17 Skewer                      138                                     Store
18 Mistral Spear               150                                     Store
19 Jupiter's Spear             165                                     Store
20 Special Lance               180                                     Store
21 Vile Brilliance             195                                     Store
22 Golden Lance                210                                     Store
23 Bone Lance                  225                                     Store
24 Zephyr                      240             50   50                 Store
25 Bahamut's Horn              262                                     Store
26 Benkei                      285                                     Store
27 Demonic Spear               308                                     Store
28 Pallas Athene      60   60  330                                     Store
29 Kiyomasa                    352                                     Store
30 Hero's Spear                375        40                           Store
31 Platinum Lance              405                                     Store
32 Li Shuwen          70       435   70                                Store
33 Diabolic Spear          80  465        80                           Store
34 Walkeure                    495            100                      Store
35 Gungnir           100       525                                     Store
36 Gae Bolga              100  600       100                           Store
37 Chaladholg                  700  150       150                      Store
38 Infernal Spear    200       800  200                 200            Store
39 Longinus               200 1000       200       200                 Long
40 Glorius           400  400 1500  400  400  400  400  400            IGod


Wpn-Bow
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Common Bow                    2                   1                 Store
2  Hunter's Bow                  5                   2                 Store
3  Longbow                       8                   4                 Store
4  Big Arrow                    12                   6                 Store
5  Blessed Bow                  17                   8   10            Store
6  Pixie Bow                    22                  11                 Store
7  Enchanted Arrow         10   28                  14                 Store
8  Warrior's Bow      20        35                  17                 Store
9  Sprite Bow                   43        10        21                 Store
10 Venomous Bow                 53                  26                 Store
11 Elven Bow                    63        10        31                 Store
12 Spirit Bow                   73                  36                 Store
13 Master Bow                   83                  41                 Store
14 Bow of Havoc                 93                  46                 Store
15 Bow of Justice              101                  52                 Store
16 Silver Bow                  113                  56                 Store
17 Flex Bow                    123                  61                 Store
18 Plasma Arrow                133                  66                 Store
19 Hero's Bow                  146                  73                 Store
20 Shining Arrow               160                  80                 Store
21 Mistral Bow                 173                  85                 Store
22 Jupiter's Bow               186                  94                 Store
23 Golden Bow                  200                 100                 Store
24 Judgement Arrow             213                 106                 Store
25 Remote Bow                  233                 116                 Store
26 Platinum Bow                253                 126                 Store
27 Kuki                        273                 136                 Store
28 Bow of Virtue               293                 146                 Store
29 Arcane Bow              40  313                 156                 Store
30 Yoichi's Bow                333                 166                 Store
31 Bahamut's Aim               360                 180                 Store
32 Percival                    385                 190                 Store
33 Prometheus                  410                 200                 Store
34 Starchaser                  440                 220                 Store
35 Diabolic Bow                500  100            250                 Store
36 Ull's Bow              100  550       100       300                 Store
37 Fleche Enflamee   100       700            100  500                 Store
38 Infernal Bow      200       750  200            600  200            Store
39 Artemis                250  900       250       700                 Find
40 Galaxy            300  300 1500  300  300  300 1200  300            IGod


Wpn-Gun
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  RQ22 Common                                       3                 Store
2  Model 24                                          6                 Store
3  RQ38 Custom                                       9                 Store
4  Dolphin EX                                       15                 Store
5  RQ-P38                                           19                 Store
6  Nether 35                                        27                 Store
7  KLZ900                                           33                 Store
8  RQ44 Magnum                                      40                 Store
9  Model 48                                         48                 Store
10 Dune Eagle                                       60                 Store
11 Nether 58                                        72                 Store
12 ZK Auto 13                                       82                 Store
13 Ion 8k Ninja                                     93                 Store
14 Model 56                                        105                 Store
15 RQ57 Dragon                                     116                 Store
16 LDT52-R                                         128                 Store
17 Nether 72                                       138                 Store
18 P50-XX                                          150                 Store
19 Ion 9k Samurai                                  165                 Store
20 RQ66 Saint                                      180                 Store
21 GH401WZ                                         195                 Store
22 H30k                                            210                 Store
23 PS-714                                          225                 Store
24 RQ77 Godslayer                                  240                 Store
25 Nether 108                                      262                 Store
26 T-199X                                          285                 Store
27 Karlten                                         308                 Store
28 RQ99 Omega                                      330                 Store
29 Gilgamesh                                       352                 Store
30 Olympus                                         375                 Store
31 Odyssey                                         405                 Store
32 Phillipan                                       450                 Store
33 Fujiyama                                        500                 Store
34 Beowulf                                    100  600                 Store
35 Tiamat                                100       650                 Store
36 Brunhild                                        700  100            Store
37 Siegfried                        100            750                 Store
38 Fenrir                 100                      800                 Store
39 Infernal Gun      200            200           1000  300            Find
40 Etoile            300  300  300  300  300  300 2000  300            IGod


Wpn-Axe
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Common Axe                    5                  -1                 Store
2  Villager's Axe               10                  -2                 Store
3  Battle Axe                   16                  -3                 Store
4  Bronze Axe                   23                  -5                 Store
5  Iron Axe                     32                  -7                 Store
6  Tomahawk                     42                  -9                 Store
7  Warrior's Axe                53                 -11                 Store
8  Mighty Axe                   66                 -14                 Store
9  Steel Axe                    81                 -17                 Store
10 Stamina Axe        20       100                 -22                 Store
11 Axe of Sorcery          20  118                 -25                 Store
12 Pixie Axe                   137                 -28                 Store
13 Falcon Axe                  156             20  -32                 Store
14 Enchanted Axe           20  175        20       -35                 Store
15 Silver Axe                  193                 -40                 Store
16 Dwarven Axe                 212                 -45   20            Store
17 Bloody Axe                  231                 -50                 Store
18 Adamant Axe                 250                 -53                 Store
19 Demon's Axe                 275                 -55                 Store
20 Dream Axe                   300        30       -60                 Store
21 Headhunter                  325                 -65                 Store
22 Hero's Axe                  350                 -70                 Store
23 Mistral Axe                 375                 -75                 Store
24 Jupiter's Axe               400                 -80                 Store
25 Golden Axe                  437                 -87                 Store
26 Vigaro's Axe                475                 -95                 Store
27 Axe of Death                512                -102                 Store
28 Rune Axe                40  550        40      -110                 Store
29 Terra Firma                 587                -118                 Store
30 Hellish Axe                 625                -125                 Store
31 Bahamut's Talon             675                -135                 Store
32 Platinum Axe                725                -145                 Store
33 Axe of Slaughter       -50  900       -50      -180                 Store
34 Mercurius                   825                -165                 Store
35 Diabolic Axe                875                -175                 Store
36 Empyrean Axe                937                -187                 Store
37 Balmung                    1000                -200                 Store
38 Infernal Axe      200      1200  200           -240  200            Store
39 Durandal                   1500                -300                 Find
40 Apocalypse        500  500 2500  500  500  500       500            IGod


Wpn-Staff
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Wooden Staff                            4                           Store
2  Light Staff                             8                           Store
3  Witch's Staff            5             13                           Store
4  Mage's Staff             7             19                           Store
5  Smiting Rod                  10        26                           Store
6  Quality Staff                          34                           Store
7  Hibernal Staff                         43                           Store
8  Stamina Staff      20                  53                           Store
9  Swordstaff                   25        65                           Store
10 Pixie Staff                            80                           Store
11 Forgetful Staff                        95                           Store
12 Mortuus Staff                         110                           Store
13 Staff of Sorcery        30            125                           Store
14 Silver Staff                          140                           Store
15 Elven Staff                           155                           Store
16 Blessed Staff                         170                           Store
17 Sage's Staff            30            185             30            Store
18 Staff of Hope                         200                           Store
19 Enchanted Staff         40            220                           Store
20 Mistral Staff                         240                           Store
21 Jupiter's Staff                       260                           Store
22 Staff of Virtue                       280                           Store
23 Golden Staff                          300                           Store
24 Prophet's Staff         60            320             90            Store
25 Rune Staff                            350            100            Store
26 Rainbow Rod                           380                           Store
27 Bahamut's Wit                70   70  410                           Store
28 Holy Staff                            440                           Store
29 Saint's Staff      30   30   30   30  470   30   30   30            Store
30 Gambantein         90                 500                           Store
31 Diabolic Staff              100  100  540                           Store
32 Tainted Staff                         580                           Store
33 Polansky's Staff       120            620                           Store
34 Yggdragsil        150                 660                           Store
35 Mjollnir                              700                           Store
36 Dark Matter                 150       750       150                 Store
37 Kerykeion                             800                           Store
38 Infernal Staff    200            200  900            200            Store
39 Galactic Staff        1100           1100                           Find
40 Omniscient Staff  500  500  500  500 2000  500  500  500            IGod


Wpn-Monster
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Paw Glove                     5                                     Store
2  Scratch Claw                 10                                     Store
3  Crab Pincer                  16                                     Store
4  Shocking Grasp               23                                     Store
5  Poison Needle                19                                     Store
6  Bat Parasol                  42                                     Store
7  Cat's Claw                   53                                     Store
8  Lizard Tail                  66                                     Store
9  Porcu-Spine                  81                                     Store
10 Electric Eel                100                                     Store
11 Cobra Fang                  120                                     Store
12 Spiked Shell                135                                     Store
13 Wolf Fang                   150                                     Store
14 Tentacles                   170                                     Store
15 Vampire Fang                193                                     Store
16 Gorilla Foot                218                                     Store
17 Lionheart                   231                                     Store
18 Bear Claw                   250                                     Store
19 Tiger Fang                  275                                     Store
20 Panda Claw                  300                                     Store
21 Nessie Attack               325                                     Store
22 Medusa Eye                  350                                     Store
23 Brocken                     375                                     Store
24 Demon's Hand                400                                     Store
25 Fiendish Claw               437                                     Store
26 Primal Force            70  475        70                           Store
27 Goblin's Fury               512                                     Store
28 Mystic Eye                  550                 110                 Store
29 Geo Saber               60  587       120                           Store
30 Destroy                     625                                     Store
31 Lightning Fang              675                                     Store
32 Dragon Tooth                725                                     Store
33 Enigma                      775                                     Store
34 Orichalch Claw              825                                     Store
35 El Dorado                   875            100  100                 Store
36 Dragon Heart                937  150                                Store
37 Belial Force      200      1000                                     Store
38 Amon Force                 1200                 200                 Store
39 Lucifer Force     300  300 1500  300  300  300  300  300            Find
40 Nyanko Soul       400  400 2000  400  400  400  400  400            Majorly
41 Nemesis           800  800 2500  800  800  800  800  800            Baal
42 Nemesis Mk II    1500 1500 3500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500    1   10  U-Baal


Etc-Armor
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Amulet                             3                                Store
2  Protector                          6                                Store
3  Bulletproof Vest                  10                                Store
4  Fancy Lid                         15                                Store
5  Leather Jacket                    21                                Store
6  Chain Mail                        27                                Store
7  Dimensional Cape        10        33        10                      Store
8  Power Jacket                 15   40                                Store
9  Bushido Armor      10        10   47                                Store
10 Magic Vest              20        54   20                           Store
11 Muscle Armor       30             62                                Store
12 Steel Armor                       70                                Store
13 Fur Coat                          78                                Store
14 Dandy Gown                        87   25                           Store
15 Stealth Cape                      95        30                      Store
16 Stinky Jacket                    105                                Store
17 Ghost Cape                       115        20        20            Store
18 Prophet's Robe          30       125   30             20            Store
19 Silver Tux                       135                                Store
20 Gritty Vest        30            145  -20        30                 Store
21 Mistral Armor                    160                                Store
22 Jupiter's Armor                  175                                Store
23 Cactus Armor                 40  190                                Store
24 Hero Cape                        210        40   40                 Store
25 Gold Tux                         230                                Store
26 Reaper's Cloak    -50   50   50  250   50  -50   50  -50            Store
27 Black Armor                      270                  30            Store
28 Nine Tail Fur           40       300   40                           Store
29 Platinum Tux                     330                                Store
30 Dragon Jacket      50        50  360                                Store
31 Orichalch Shield                 390                                Store
32 Bahamut's Scale                  420                                Store
33 Evil Armor                       450                                Store
34 Shield of Aegis                  480                 100            Store
35 Celestial Armor    70   70   70  510   70   70   70   70            Store
36 Infernal Cape                    550       150  150                 Store
37 Infernal Shield        150       600  150                           Store
38 Infernal Armor    150       150  650                 150            Store
39 Nirvana                         1000                 500            Find
40 Astro Suit        500 -100  800  400 -300  100  100  200            Carter

Etc-Robot
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
40 Super Robo Suit  1000 1000 1000 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000    3   30  Baal


Etc-Belt
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  Quasi-Power Belt              3   -1                                Store
3  Power Belt                   10   -3                                Store
5  Endeavor Belt                18   -5                                Store
7  Belt of Will                 30   -9                                Store
9  Mega-Power Belt              45  -13                                Store
11 Monster Belt                 60  -20                                Store
13 Super Belt                   80  -25                                Store
15 Steel Belt                  100  -33                                Store
17 Aura Belt                   120  -40                                Store
19 Love Belt                   140  -45                                Store
21 Spirit Belt                 160  -50                                Store
23 Hero Belt                   190  -60                                Store
25 Soul Belt                   220  -70                                Store
27 Training Belt               250  -80                                Store
29 Bravery Belt                310 -100                                Store
31 Guts Belt                   350 -115                                Find
33 Shaolin Belt                400 -130                                Find
36 Black Belt                  500 -150                                Find
38 Chakra Belt                 700 -200                                Find
39 Champion Belt              1500                                     Find


Etc-Shoes
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
4  Slippers                                                    1    3  Store
6  Cross-Trainers                     5        20              1    3  Store
8  Ninja Shoes                       12        50        30    1    7  Store
10 Falcon Shoes                      25       100              1   10  Store
30 Angel's Sandals                  100       300       100    2   20  Find

Etc-Teeth
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
39 Accelerator                      200      1000              3   30  Find

Etc-Engine
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
40 Hyperdrive                                                 99   99  IGod2
                             Allows teleportation to anywhere on level
                                 Cannot walk onto Dimensional Gate!


Etc-Orb
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
2  Common Orb               5                             5            Hospital
5  Psyche Orb              15                            15            Hospital
8  Dark Orb                30                            30            Hospital
11 Blood Orb               50                            50            Hospital
14 Star Orb                80                            80            Hospital
17 Moon Orb               120                           120            Hospital
20 King Orb               180                           180            Hospital
25 Holy Orb               260                           260            Hospital
35 Chaos Orb              400                           400            Hospital
39 Universal Orb          800                           800            Find


Etc-Glasses
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
2  Common Glasses                          2        10                 Store
5  Magnifying Glass                        7        25                 Store
8  Nerd Glasses                           14        50                 Store
11 Plastic Nose                           24        90                 Store
14 Opera Glasses                          35       140                 Store
17 Nightvision                            50       200                 Store
20 Crosshair Scope                        70       280                 Store
23 Foresight                             100       400                 Store
26 Destiny Lens                          150       550                 Find
30 Providence                            250       800                 Find


Etc-Muscle
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
2  Muscle Brawn       10                                               Hospital
5  Muscle Hustle      25                                               Hospital
8  Muscle Spirit      60                                               Hospital
11 Muscle Fight      110                                               Hospital
14 Muscle Ace        200                                               Hospital
17 Muscle Victory    300                                               Hospital
20 Muscle Dream      500                                               Hospital
25 Muscle World     1000                                               Hospital
33 Muscle Star      2000                                               Hospital
39 Galactic Muscle  5000                                               Find


Etc-Wiener
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
15 Horse Wiener                110             30   30                 Zombie

Etc-Brain
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
15 Mahogany's Brain                      150                           Zombie

Etc-Body
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
15 Hercules' Body    250             50                                Zombie

Etc-Guts
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
40 Gao's Guts       3000           1000                                Majorly

Etc-Beauty
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
40 Crowdia's Beauty           1000           1000 1000                 Majorly

Etc-Cat Ears
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
40 Myao's Cat Ears       1000           1000           1000            Majorly

Etc-Costume
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
41 Prinny Costume   5000           2500                2500            U-Baal



Etc-Treasure
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
5  Imperial Seal      20   10   10   10   10   10   10   10            Hospital
10 Dark Rosary        40   20   20   20   20   20   20   20            Hospital
14 Devil Ring         70   35   35   35   35   35   35   35            Hospital
18 Feather Token     110   55   55   55   55   55   55   55            Hospital
22 Sofia's Mirror    160   80   80   80   80   80   80   80            Hospital
26 Pravda Necklace   220  110  110  110  110  110  110  110            Hospital
30 Royal Ring        300  150  150  150  150  150  150  150            Hospital
34 Testament         400  200  200  200  200  200  200  200            Diary
38 Exodus            540  270  270  270  270  270  270  270
40 Arcadia          1000  500  500  500  500  500  500  500            Priere


Item
Rank/Name             HP   SP  ATK  DEF  INT  SPD  HIT  RES   MV  JMP  Find
1  ABC Gum            10                                               Mint
1  Mint Gum           40                                               Store
3  Candy             100                                               Store
5  Cotton Candy      200                                               Store
7  Taiyaki           500                                               Store
9  Chocolate        1000                                               Store
11 Flan             2300                                               Store
13 Eclair           4500                                               Store
20 Shortcake        8000                                               Find
30 Sundae          20000                                               Find

1  Opened Drink             5                                          Store
2  Unopened Drink          20                                          Store
4  Garlic Water            40                                          Store
6  Yam Starch              70                                          Store
8  Barbeque Sauce         130                                          Store
10 Egg Yolk               250                                          Store
12 Protein Shake          480                                          Store
14 Bloody Mary            900                                          Store
22 Sake                  1600                                          Find
33 Mushroom Soup         9000                                          Find

2  Dried Worm                                                          Hospital
3  Caterpillar Egg                                                     Hospital
5  Charred Newt                                                        Hospital
7  Rooster Blood     150   50                                          Hospital
9  Snake Kidney                                                        Hospital
12 Bat Soup          750  160                                          Hospital
15 Frog Sweat       1650  310                                          Hospital
20 Immortal's Pill                                                     Hospital
28 Soma             6750 1125
38 Elixir          20000 9000
39 Veggie Burger      20   10

1  Faerie Dust                       Cures Ailments                    Store

2  Stealing Hand                                    20                 Store
6  Plunder Hand                                     30                 Store
10 Cha-Ching Hand                                   40                 Store
20 Bandit's Hand                                    60                 Store
30 Awesome Hand                                     80                 Find

3  Mr. Gency's Exit              Escape from Item World                L10


<A> Maximum ATK
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Since the question arises on a regular basis, this section outlines the
maximum ATK a character can have, prior to using Extra Gain and stat
theft.

The optimum character, somewhat surprisingly, is Thursday.  This is
surprising since Thursday cannot Transmigrate, and therefore misses out
on Transmigration bonuses, and cannot equip the Yoshitsuna, which is, by
far, the most powerful weapon in the game.

However, both of these flaws are vastly overcompensated by Thursday's
150% aptitude in almost all stats.

The most powerful weapon Thursday can equip is the Nemesis.  (The
Nemesis Mk II is better in theory, but since you steal it already
leveled to 100, and Baal does not kill Item Generals/Kings/Gods, the
Nemesis is actually better.)

To truly maximize the Nemesis, you have to get one with 13 specialist
slots at level 0, subdue and remove all specialists before completing
floor 10, and fill it with Gladiators.  Then, after killing each Item
King (and thereby adding another slot to the item), fill the new slot
with another Gladiator.  If you do this, it adds 3,888 ATK to the item.

The Nemesis at level 100 has 45,100 ATK, if you kill all Item
Generals/Kings/Gods.

The Nemesis with 13 slots at level 0 will have 16 slots at level 100.
These must all be filled by power 19998 Gladiators.  If you do all of
this, then your Nemesis will have:

3888 (spec. bonus) + 45100 (level 100) + 319968 (specs) = 368956 ATK

You must then do the same thing with 3 Legendary Champion Belts, making
sure that each has 13 specialist slots at level 0 and that each has the
exact same rarity number as the Nemesis.

3888 (spec. bonus) + 27100 (level 100) + 319968 (specs) = 350956 ATK

Equip the Nemesis and all three Champion Belts on Thursday, at level
9999:

(368956 + 3*350956) * 13.99 (level 9999) * 1.3 (rarity bonus) *
  1.5 (aptitude) = 38,788,069 ATK

Add Thursday's intrinsic ATK:

10 (base stat) + 9998 (level gains) * .45 (level gain multiplier) *
  10 (base stat) = 45,001 ATK

For a grand total of 38,833,060 ATK.

The second-best character for ATK is Priere, and the third-best
character for ATK is a Divine Majin.  However, there is no known cap on
the number of points that can be gained through Extra Gain and stat
stealing, which makes these kinds of evaluations somewhat irrelevant.
(Though it should be noted that, once it is set up, getting points
through Extra Gain should be much faster than getting points through
stat theft.)


<B> Item Leveling Formulae Notes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

These are just my notes, unsupported, for those who want to have some
idea of how I went about figuring out the item formulae.  There are some
things that are missing, but it's a mostly-complete set of data.

Legendary Infernal Gun (not counting specialists)
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Infernal Gun (E-0)      300               300              1500   300
Infernal Gun (E-1)      316               316              1576   316
Infernal Gun (E-2)      332               332              1652   332
Infernal Gun (E-3)      348               348              1728   348
Infernal Gun (E-4)      364               364              1804   364
Infernal Gun (E-5)      380               380              1880   380
Infernal Gun (E-8)      428               428              2108   428

Infernal Gun (ENG-9)    444               444              2184   444
Infernal Gun (ENG-10)   460               460              2260   460

Infernal Gun (SNG-9)    444               444              2184   444
Infernal Gun (SNG-10)   460               460              2260   460

Infernal Gun (EKG-9)    444               444              2184   444
Infernal Gun (EKG-10)   490               490              2410   490
Infernal Gun (EKG-11)   507               507              2491   507
Infernal Gun (EKG-12)   524               524              2572   524
Infernal Gun (EKG-14)   558               558              2734   558
Infernal Gun (EKG-18)   626               626              3058   626
Infernal Gun (EKG-19)   643               643              3139   643
Infernal Gun (EKG-20)   700               700              3420   700
Infernal Gun (EKG-21)   718               718              3506   718

Infernal Gun (EKNG-20)  660               660              3220   660
Infernal Gun (EKNG-21)  677               677              3301   677

Infernal Gun (SKG-10)   490               490           4  2410   490

Infernal Gun (SC1-10)   490               490           4  2410   490
Infernal Gun (SC1-19)   643               643           5  3139   643
Infernal Gun (SC1-20)   700               700          12  3420   700

Infernal Gun (SC5-10)   490               490          22  2410   490
Infernal Gun (SC6-10)   490               490          27  2410   490
Infernal Gun (SC7-10)   490               490          31  2410   490

Infernal Gun (SC8-10)   490               490          36  2410   490
Infernal Gun (SC8-19)   643               643          46  3139   643
Infernal Gun (SC8-20)   700               700          96  3420   700
Infernal Gun (SC8-23)   754               754         103  3678   754
Infernal Gun (SC8-25)   790               790         108  3850   790
Infernal Gun (SC8-29)   862               862         117  4194   862
Infernal Gun (SC8-30)   980               980         240  4780   980
Infernal Gun (SC8-31)  1000              1000         244  4876  1000
Infernal Gun (SC8-32)  1020              1020         249  4972  1020

Infernal Gun (SC8N-20)  660               660          48  3220   660
Infernal Gun (SC8N-30)  880               880         120  4280   880
Infernal Gun (SC8N-31)  898               898         122  4366   898

Infernal Gun (SC8.0-20) 700               700          48  3420   700

Infernal Gun (SC1.0-20) 700               700           6  3420   700

Infernal Gun (SC1.2-20) 700               700          18  3420   700

Normal Cosmic Blade
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Cosmic Blade (0)        300   300  2000   300   300   300   300   300
Cosmic Blade (9)        444   444  2909   444   444   444   444   444
Cosmic Blade (EKG-10)   505   505  3310   505   505   505   505   505
Cosmic Blade (EKG-19)   662   662  4309   662   662   662   662   662
Cosmic Blade (EKG-20)   740   740  4820   740   740   740   740   740
Cosmic Blade (EKG-21)   759   759  4941   759   759   759   759   759
Cosmic Blade (EKG-29)   911   911  5909   911   911   911   911   911
Cosmic Blade (EKG-30)  1080  1080  7030  1080  1080  1080  1080  1080

Cosmic Blade (EKKNG-30) 930   930  6030   930   930   930   930   930

Cosmic Blade (ENG-10)   460   460  3010   460   460   460   460   460
Cosmic Blade (ENG-19)   604   604  3919   604   604   604   604   604
Cosmic Blade (ENG-20)   620   620  4020   620   620   620   620   620
Cosmic Blade (ENKG-20)  680   680  4420   680   680   680   680   680

Normal Cross-Trainers
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Cross-Trainers (0)                          5          20
Cross-Trainers (ENG-10)                    17          40

Normal Falcon Shoes
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Falcon Shoes                               25         100
Falcon Shoes (ENG-10)                      47         160

Normal Protein Shake
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Protein Shake (0)             480
Protein Shake (ENG-10)        730

Normal Plunder Hand
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Plunder Hand (0)                                             30
Plunder Hand (ENG-10)                                        55

Normal Cha-Ching Hand
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Cha-Ching Hand (0)                                           40
Cha-Ching Hand (ENG-10)                                      70

Normal Bravery Belt
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Bravery Belt (0)                    310  -100
Bravery Belt (ENG-10)               475  -160
Bravery Belt (EKG-10)               521  -145

Normal Shaolin Belt
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Shaolin Belt (0)                    400  -130
Shaolin Belt (EKG-10)               670  -185

Legendary Black Belt
Name                     HP    SP   ATK   DEF   INT   SPD   HIT   RES
Black Belt (0)                      750  -225
Black Belt (EKG-10)                1210  -325
Black Belt (EKG-20)                1720  -410
Black Belt (EKG-30)                2405  -442

E: Empty
EKG: Empty, killed generals (kings, god)
EKG-9: Killed general, then used Gency
EKNG: Empty, killed 1st general, not second
ENG: Empty, did not kill generals
SKG: 1 Coach Specialist, placed when item is at level 8, killed item
     general
SNG: 1 Coach Specialist, placed when item is at level 8, did not kill
     item general
SC#: # Coach Specialists, placed when item is at level 0, killed item
     general
SC#.#: # Coach Specialists, placed when item is at level 0, killed item
     general, # Coach Specialists, place when item is at level 19,
     killed item general.

Other notes:

Level 0-10, no exit, same as exitting at Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10.

Accidentally discovered that using Mr. Gency at level 11, without
exitting at level 10, erases Item General Kill.

Created a level 0 Infernal Gun with no specialists by using 4 Mr.
Gency's Exits on level B1, and saving/reloading a bunch of times.  The
odds of a specialist appearing on level 1 seem to better than 1 in 4, as
long as there is an unsubdued specialist in the item.  Other items I did
not do this with, but values come out the same, which supports my
theories.  The Cosmic Blade I took out for testing, always removed its
native residents by exitting at level 9; all other items were me getting
Coaches so that I could do an 8-Coach test.

Belts are so that I can determine equations for negative stats.


<C> Stealing Formulae Notes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cls  Lev  Item           Rar  HHit Targ TLev %C   IRnk
SP   3508 Gao's Guts     6    83   IG2  6933 41
SP   3508 Accelerator    N    83   IG2  6933 74
SP   3508 Infernal Cape  N    83   IG2  6933 83
SP   3508 Chaos Orb      60   83   IG2  6933 86   35
SP   3508 Providence     39   83   IG2  6933 99   30
SP   3508 Demon's Hand   N    83   IG2  6933 99

SP   3508 Gao's Guts     6    60   IG2  6933 18
SP   3508 Accelerator    N    60   IG2  6933 51
SP   3508 Infernal Cape  N    60   IG2  6933 60
SP   3508 Chaos Orb      60   60   IG2  6933 63   35
SP   3508 Providence     39   60   IG2  6933 78   30
SP   3508 Demon's Hand   N    60   IG2  6933 96

SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 0    164  IG2  6933 74   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 0    164  IG2  6933 74   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 1    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 2    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 3    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 4    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 4    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 4    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 6    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 7    60   IG2  6933 40   40
SP   3519 Super Robo Sui 7    60   IG2  6933 40   40

DV   2184 Infernal Armor N    60   IK   2060 40   38
DV   2184 Nirvana        N    60   IK   2060 37   39
DV   2189 Yoshitsuna     L    360  DV   2189 30   40
DV   2189 Super Robo Sui L    360  DV   2189 30   40
DV   2189 Galactic Staff N    60   GK   2079 23   39

SP: Space Pirate
DV: Divine Majin
IG2: Item God 2

3508 * 2 + 60 - 6933 - 90 + 25 = 78
3508 * 2 + 60 - 6933 - 120 - 30 + 25 =
3508 * 2 + 60 - 6933 - 30 - 126 + 25 =

Then Scy046 goes and mentions this formula:

[Chance to steal =] (Hit of Hand + Rogue's Levelx2) - ((Enemy Level +
    25) + z(Rank*3 + R))
R = 0 for normal, 10 for rare, 30 for legendary

Which, when corrected to this:

[Chance to steal =] (Hit of Hand + Rogue's Levelx2) -
    ((Enemy Level - 25) + z(Rank*3 + R))

or

[Chance to steal =] (Hit of Hand + Rogue's Levelx2) - Enemy Level + 25 -
    Rank*3 - R

is perfect, saving me a lot of work.


<D> Item Benefit Formulae Notes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Weapons
Lev   Apt   WATK  CATK  WMas
  46  100   6087   6087   0
  54  100   6087   6087   0
  45  100   6087   7608   5
 202  100   6087   6087   0
 438   60   6087   4565   5
3240  100   6087  37739 104

Lev   Apt   WDEF  CDEF  WMas
3240  100   1500  9300  104
 438   50   1500   937    5

For all statistics, (humanoid) weapons give:

(Weapon stat) * (1 + .05*(Weapon Mastery)) * (Aptitude)


Accessories

Lev   Apt   AHP   CHP   Ratio R/Apt
3518   70   7884  41446 5.26  7.51  0.27   278
3240  100   7884  57080 7.24  7.24  0.13   117
3123  120   5028  42959 8.54  7.11
 536  110   7884  26626 3.38  3.07  0.01     4
 532  110   7884  26537 3.37  3.06  0.03    14
 518  110   7884  26277 3.33  3.03  0.03    15
 503  110   7884  26017 3.30  3.00  0.32    65
 438   50   7884  10603 1.34  2.68  1.17   236
 202  100   7884  11904 1.51  1.51
  46  100   7884   7884 1.00  1.00

3240  100   5028  36402 7.24  7.24
 503  110   5028  16592 3.30  3.00

3518	70	7884	41446
3240	100	7884	57080
3123	120	5028	42959
1014	110	7884	34863
1006	110	7884	34776
1000	110	7884	34689
999	110	7884	34602
995	110	7884	34602
840	110	7884	31914
835	110	7884	31827
830	110	7884	31740
829	110	7884	31654
826	110	7884	31654
825	110	7884	31654
824	110	7884	31567
823	110	7884	31567
822	110	7884	31567
821	110	7884	31567
820	110	7884	31567
819	110	7884	31480
818	110	7884	31480
816	110	7884	31480
639	110	7884	28358
536	110	7884	26626
532	110	7884	26537
518	110	7884	26277
503	110	7884	26017
438	50	7884	10603
202	100	7884	11904
100	100	7884	7884
46	100	7884	7884

And, once again, someone (Zepy) on the message boards posts an
almost-perfect formula:

Monster weapons(calculated by character levels):
Below lvl 100: 100%
lvl 101 ~ 500: ((lvl - 100) / 2 + 100)%
lvl 501 ~ 2000: ((lvl - 500) / 5 + 300)%
lvl 2001 and above: ((lvl - 2000) / 10 + 600)%

Just add in aptitudes and note that the divisions above are integer
division (thus floor'ed):

lev <= 100: floor(stat * apt / 100)
100 <= lev <= 500: floor(stat * apt * floor((lev - 100) / 2 + 100) / 10000)
500 <= lev <= 2000: floor(stat * apt * floor((lev - 500) / 5 + 300) / 10000)
2000 <= lev: floor(stat * apt * floor((lev - 2000) / 10 + 600) / 10000)


<E> Identical Rarity Bonus Notes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

86802
2166 Divine Majin/Mastery 164
Item                 ATK      Rarity
Yoshitsuna        869532           6
Super Robo Suit    16425           6
Prinny Costume         0           6
Bahamut's Scale        0           6
SRS+PC             18067
Y+PC              956485
PC+BS                  0
SRS+PC+BS          19710
Y+PC+BS          1043438
Y+SRS+PC+BS      1151744

Item                  HP      Rarity
Mistral Fist           0           0
Super Robo Suit   133795           0
Infernal Shield        0           0
Angel's Sandals        0           0
MF+SRS            147174
MF+SRS+IS         160554
MF+SRS+AS         173933

All of this matches JungleJim's formula, so I assume it is correct.