Gauntlet Dark Legacy
Version 1.8
Item FAQ
Created by GameFreak903/Craig S.
Gamefreak903@yahoo.com
 
This FAQ is copyright Gamefreak903/Craig S. No permission to copy unless 
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Version History

Version 1.0 (April 2,2002) - FAQ created

Version 1.2 (April 9,2002) - A few errors corrected, and a breakdown of the 
Runestones added. Also Health Vampire was added and another Special Thanks.

Version 1.3 (April 11,2002) - I added the Skorne's Items section. A few 
errors corrected.

Version 1.4 (April 17,2002) - FAQ looked over and a few items corrected. 
Another Special Thanks!

Version 1.5 (July 24,2002) - Frequently asked questions added.

Version 1.6 (November 3,2002) - A couple of mistakes made corrected, thanks 
to all who corrected me.

Version 1.7 (January 30, 2003) - New FAQ answered and an "item" added

Version 1.8 (March 3, 2004) - After a SLEW of e-mails with the same question, 
I've added more to the FAQ sections, so be sure to check it out before 
sending me a question.

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Table of Contents

1) Introductory
2) Special Items
3) Crystals
4) Food
5) Legendary Weapons
6) Coins
7) Golden Icons
8) Shards
9) Treasure
10) Runestones
11) Potions
12) Keys and Scrolls
13) Skorne's Items
14) FAQ
15) Special Thanks

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1) Introductory

This is an FAQ created to cover the many items you can collect in Gauntlet: 
Dark Legacy for the Gamecube. There are so many items in this game that you 
can get confused on what certain ones do. That's what this FAQ is here for. 
I'll explain special items, food items, and even the items used for bosses. 

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2) Special Items

--3-Way Shot and 5-Way Shot--  Buy: 550
This pickup is very useful against bosses. It spreads your shot so you can 
shoot more than one foe at a time. If you have a 3 way, it will shoot out a 
spread shot of 3 weapons, if you have a 5 way, than there's a spread shot of 
5 weapons! 

--Fire, Lightning, and Acid Breath--  Buy: 350
This item allows you to spit out fire, lightning, or acidic breath toward 
your enemy. This can take out pretty much anyone in front of you. Use this if 
there's a line of enemies in front of you.

--Thunder Hammer--  Buy: 500
This item is a great way to clear out a room. With one fatal blow, this baby 
can rock the ground sending a shockwave that instantly destroys any enemies 
near it. It's very useful if you're solo.

--Invulnerability--  Buy: 600
It does exactly what it says. For a limited amount of time you're 
invulnerable to enemy attacks. This is very useful against pretty much any 
enemy you come across. There are two colors of this, gray and gold. Gold will 
allow you to gain 1 hit point every time you get hit!

--Invisibility--  Buy: 600
Once again this item allows you to become exactly what it says. Temporarily 
you become invisible to the enemy. This comes in handy to take out archers 
and other big enemies. However, I don't think it works on bosses.

--Phoenix--  Buy: 450 
The phoenix familiar helps you as you attack. It replaces your familiar. When 
you throw a weapon it assists you by firing a fireball at your target. Only 
temporary.

--Turbo--  Buy: N/A
This can help a lot. Once this item is used, your turbo is fully restored to 
flashing red. This will be very helpful in boss battles and gargoyle battles 
as well.

--Gas Mask--  Buy: 650
You should use this a lot in the first few worlds. This will protect you from 
any green poison gas. This way you won't be drained of your health for a 
slight miscalculation of aiming.

--Fire, Light, Acid, and Lightning Amulet--  Buy: 350
All of these amulets are great help for boss battles. Each one powers your 
weapon with whatever element you have. You shots will do way more damage than 
before too. 

--Lightning and Fire Shield--  Buy: 425
These items are very useful to take out a line of enemies. Each one crates a 
barrier in front of you. If anyone touches it they instantly disintegrate 
into oblivion.

--Pojo--  Buy: N/A
This is possibly the funniest item in the game. This instantly turns you into 
the legendary chicken, Pojo! Now you're special is fire breath and you 
"cluck" while firing. It's fun to use.

--Levitation--  Buy: 150
This of course is the item that makes you levitate. It should keep you safe 
from those evil ankle biters and make traps unable to hit you!

--Growth--  Buy: 300
With this you can grow almost as big as a boss! When you're bigger, you're 
strength increases a lot and you also get the privilege of laughing at how 
big you've gotten.

--Time Stopper--  Buy: N/A
Just like in the last game, this can stop time. Doing so stops all traps, 
enemies, and other things that run around. Quite useful if a big group is 
around. 

--Shrink Enemy--  Buy: N/A
Who wouldn't enjoy making a giant gargoyle turn smaller than you? This item 
will turn the every enemy on the screen tiny for a small amount of time. This 
will weaken their defense.

--X-Ray--  Buy: 650
One of the great items that can help you not waste keys. This can easily see 
through secret walls, treasure chests, and much more to find out what's 
inside and if it's worth wasting something for it.

--Mikey Decoy--  Buy: 1000
This is one of the fun items. Place a mikey decoy anywhere and instantly 
enemies are attracted to it. This way you can take enemies generators out 
first. It's quite useful.

--Hand of Death--  Buy: 1000
This is pretty cool to use. When an enemy hits you, it hurts them as well, 
however it is during the melee attacks only. Use this on a line of enemies.

--Health Vampire--  Buy: 1000
Pretty much, his is exactly like the Hand of Death, however, you gain health 
instead of them being hurt.

--Super Shot--  Buy: 400
Possibly this can be one of the greatest items in the game. It's very good 
against bosses. Simply fire non-stop until nothing else stands. It can sweep 
through enemies quickly and take their generator out too.

--Speed--  Buy: N/A
These boots will increase your speed stat greatly for a limited amount of 
time. It also gives you somewhat of a rapid fire to use. This is yet again 
another great items for a boss.

--Reflective Armor--  Buy: 400
This item is quite useful against archers. It reflects any shots fired at you 
right back toward whoever shot it. Archers and bombers can be easily avoided 
with this handy item. 

--Reflective Shot--  Buy: N/A
This item is pretty good for solo play. All you do is fire once and it will 
reflect off the walls into other enemies. Quite useful.

--Rapid Fire--  Buy: 450
This item can rapidly increase the speed of your fire. Hold down the fire 
button and you fire away without a care. This too can be quite useful on boss 
battles.

--Anti Death--  Buy:750
One of the greatest items you can get. Anti-Death will prevent Death from 
sucking your health and experience, and instead give you health and 
experience. Keep this handy.

--The Magic Carpet-  Buy: N/A
Ok, Ok, so it's not really a "inventory" item, but it counts for something I 
guess. All you do is use it in the Tower for transportation, that's about it.

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3) Crystals

During your quest you encounter many crystals that you can collect. Well, 
each crystal opens a world once you collect enough. Below is provided 
information for how many are needed, what realm it is, and what colors open 
it.

Color---Orange
Amount needed: 15
Opens: Sacred Province

Color---Red
Amount Needed: 100
Opens: Death Mountain

Color---Purple
Amount Needed: 125
Opens: Castle 

Color---Blue
Amount Needed: 150
Opens: Sky Ship

Color---Green
Amount Needed: 175
Opens: Forest Swamp

Color---Yellow
Amount Needed: 200
Opens: Desert 

Color---White
Amount Needed: 225
Opens: Ice Cavern

Color---Black
Amount Needed: 250
Opens: Dream World

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4) Food

There are two types of food: Fruit and Meat. Of course, meat will provide a 
lot more health than fruit. Beware of poison food unless you're a level 25 
Sorceress/Wizard. Below will provide how much health will be recovered when 
you eat it.

FRUIT

Cherry = 10
Apple = 25
Banana = 50
Pineapple = 75
Watermelon = 75

MEAT

Drumstick = 100
Steak = 125
Ribs = 150
Ham = 200
Meal = 500

POISON FOOD

Poisoned Apple = -50
Poisoned Health = -100

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5) Legendary Weapons

There are some legendary weapons that can be picked up in the game that can 
assist you when fighting a boss. You can tell what stage it's in by watching 
the quick cinema.  Below is a list of the hidden items, what stage they're 
in, and who it works on.

--Ice Axe-- 
Found In: Castle Realm
Used On: Dragon

--Scimitar of Decapitation--
Found In: Forest Realm
Used On: Chimera

--Javelin of Blinding--
Found In: Mountain Realm
Used On: Plague Fiend

--Toxic Bellows--
Found In: Desert Realm
Used On: Spider Queen

--Lamp of Dark Obstruction--
Found In: Desert Realm
Used On:  Genie

--Good Book--
Found In: Sky Realm
Used On: Lich

--Parchment of Fire--
Found In: Province Realm
Used On: Yeti

--Lantern of Revelation--
Found In: Dream Realm
Used On: Shadow Wraith

--Soul Savior--
Found In: Cathedral
Used On: Skorne (First Fight)

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6) Coins

In each Realm there is one secret trap door. Once you step on it you are 
taken to a place where you collect a certain amount of coins in a given time. 
If you succeed then you get a new character. Below is a key to how many you 
must collect depending on how many people are playing with you. Remember, 
they only provide just enough coins for all the players. So that means if 
there's 25, there's only going to be 25 coins available in the stage. The 
more people, the harder it is to collect the coins.

--1 Player--
Coins Needed: 25

--2 Players--
Coins Needed: 50

--3 Players--
Coins Needed: 75

--4 Players--
Coins Needed: 100

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7) Golden Icons

In some stages, you are able to collect certain golden icons by hitting a 
switch, or defeating a gargoyle. These unlock different places. Below are the 
key to how many, what type, and what the golden icon unlocks and what 
gargoyle drops what.

--Golden Fangs--
Fangs Needed: 12
Opens: West Wing
Gargoyle Head Found From: Snake

--Golden Feathers--
Feathers Needed: 20
Opens: East Wing
Gargoyle Head Found From: Eagle

--Golden Claws-
Claws Needed: 28
Opens: The Underworld
Gargoyle Head Found From: Lion

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8) Shards

After a boss is defeated, he leaves behind a shard. Each one is used to open 
up the path to the desecrated temple. Collect 8 of these in order to complete 
the pathway. Below is a list of the bosses you get them from.

--Dragon--
Realm: Mountain

--Chimera--
Realm: Castle

--Genie--
Realm: Desert

--Spider Queen--
Realm: Forest

--Lich--
Realm: Province

--Plague Fiend--
Realm: Sky

--Yeti--
Realm: Ice

--Shadow Wraith--
Realm: Dream

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9) Treasure

Through the game, you collect treasure to spend in the shop. Many of them are 
worth more than the others. Below is a list of their worth. Also, when Junk 
is found, the Dwarf/Warrior can change it into silver or gold depending on 
his level. Coins are gained after defeating a boss.

COIN (BRONZE) = 500
COIN (SILVER) = 1000
COIN (GOLD) = 5000
JUNK = 10
SILVER (ON GROUND) = 100
GOLD (ON GROUND) = 150
SILVER (CHEST) = 200
GOLD (CHEST) = 250
RUPIES (CHEST) = 300
GOLD (BARREL) = 500

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10) Runestones

In certain stages in the game, Runestones are provided. You need to collect 
13 of these and one or two can be found in each realm. They are mostly found 
in secret walls or after a number of switches have been hit. Search high and 
low and use scrolls to help you out. Here's a breakdown of how many are in 
each world.

--Breakdown--
FORSAKEN PROVINCE = 2 Runestone
MOUNTAIN KINGDOM = 1 Runestone
CASTLE KEEP = 1 Runestone
SKY REALM = 2 Runestone
FOREST REALM = 1 Runestones
DESERT REALM = 1 Runestone
ICE REALM = 2 Runestones
DREAM WORLD = 2 Runestone
BATTLEFIELD REALM = 1 Runestone


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11) Potions

In the game, potions can be used to defeat or change items. It's a great and 
handy thing to have in case Death decides to come after you. Below is some 
information on them. You can hold up to 9.

--Colors--
RED = Fire
GREEN = Acid
BLUE = Lightning
YELLOW = Light

--Abilities--
LEVEL 25

Sorceress/Wizard = Alter Poison Fruit 
Dwarf/Warrior = Turn Junk into Silver
Archer/Jester = Show Secret Walls
Valkyrie/Knight = Stop Traps

LEVEL 50

Sorceress/Wizard = Alter Poison Meat 
Dwarf/Warrior = Turn Junk into Gold
Archer/Jester = Destroy Secret Walls
Valkyrie/Knight = Destroy Traps

--Uses--

SHIELD = Tap Use Potion Button Twice
USE = Tap Use Potion Button Once
THROW = Hold Use Potion Button

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12) Keys and Scrolls

In the game you can pick up keys and scrolls. Keys unlock stuff and scrolls 
provide hints to find items or secrets. Below is some information on them.

KEYS

You can hold up to 9 of these keys. Each one unlocks treasure chests and 
doors. You find either a single key or a key ring that can give you up to 3 
keys. Make sure you have a great supply of these. 

SCROLLS

Scrolls are found in barrels or out in the open. Each one provides a hint to 
find items, secret walls, or Runestones. They also help you not miss anything 
before you leave. Pick one up when you see one!

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13) Skorne's Items

After defeating Skorne in the Desecrated Temple, you can receive 4 items of 
his. Below is their description.

--Skorne's Mask--
Wow, when you put it on, you look like his mini me. Anyway, this item will 
allow you to breath a long stream of Fire. It's somewhat like the Firebreath 
item, except stronger.

--Skorne's Left Gauntlet--
These gauntlets are incredibly strong. His Left Gauntlet, fires an electric 
bolt instead of normal fire. It's actually pretty cool.

--Skrone's Right Gauntlet--
This is the best gauntlet in my opinion. It lets you have rapid fire and your 
familiar will fire and acid blast. 

--Skorne's Horns--
This acts exactly like the Mask. You fire, once again, a long stream of Fire. 
Except now, you look more like a deer than Skorne...

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14) FAQ

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE E-MAILING ME! I have received numerous letters that 
ask for information already in this FAQ. Please consult this and your 
instruction guide before e-mailing please.

Q: I can't find Runestone # ...
A: Keep looking. I listed how many there are in each world, but keep looking 
for breakable walls and switches. Use those specials.

Q: Hey! Where are my items at?
A: Well for some reason, there's a glitch where you must activate all your 
items right from the start to make them appear from then on. 

Q: Wait a minute, I KNOW I got this item and it won't let me sell it, why?
A: For some reason, Items gained from chest can only be used, not sold. Items 
found in the open can be sold whenever you want.

Q: HOW DO I TURN THESE ITEMS ON/OFF!!!
A: Ok, simmer down. I've gotten a TON of e-mails like this. Firstly, check 
with that blasted instruction manual for controls. If it's not in there, then 
it's time to play with the buttons till you figure it out. It can be 
different on all the consoles, so be sure to look in instructions.

Q: You forgot to mention...
A: E-mail me and I'll put it on my FAQ.

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15) Special Thanks

Here's a thanks to the people that made this FAQ possible. 

--CJayC-- For making such a great interactive gaming site and taking the time 
to read this FAQ.

--My Bro-- For helping me with my layout.

--M Dub -- For providing the information on the Hand of Death, Mikey Decoy, 
and Reflective Shot.

--Yoshi-- For helping me correct a few mistakes and provide a little more 
information.

--Carcano-- For pointing out something I forgot to mention

--Adam Berkenbush-- For correcting my mistakes

--Mark-- For mentioning the magic carpet

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