I just can't get Power Crystals...

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User Info: kewldude475

kewldude475
4 years ago#1
I have Battlemania, Durable Collector's Catalog, and I fight many Moblins, I just can't get Power Crystals... can anyone help?
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User Info: S_o_i_g_g_e

S_o_i_g_g_e
4 years ago#2
I once got 9 Power Crystals from one battle against Moblines and I'm not joking.

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ACrossCountry
4 years ago#3
Are you making sure to kill the moblins first? Because if you kill the major moblin, then a moblin will "Rise to Power" and turn into a major moblin, which has different drops than a moblin.

Though I could also be making this all up. There's a lot of goblin type enemies and not all of them can "Rise to Power", I forget which ones can and can't.

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Destroyer_Mage
4 years ago#4
ACrossCountry posted...
Are you making sure to kill the moblins first? Because if you kill the major moblin, then a moblin will "Rise to Power" and turn into a major moblin, which has different drops than a moblin.

Though I could also be making this all up. There's a lot of goblin type enemies and not all of them can "Rise to Power", I forget which ones can and can't.


IIRC They all can rise to power as long as there's a big goblin at the start of a battle.
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ACrossCountry
4 years ago#5
according to

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Gancanagh

Gancanagh cannot Rise to Power

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Moblin_(Final_Fantasy_XIII-2)

only ONE Moblin can Rise to Power per battle

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Goblin_(Final_Fantasy_XIII-2)

multiple goblins can Rise to Power, only one on the field at a time

Buccaboo can Rise to Power

and no mention of whether or not a Munchkin can Rise to Power

though this information could be inaccurate. I do however remember one of them not being able to Rise to Power no matter how long I waited

User Info: kewldude475

kewldude475
4 years ago#6
No, I killed the Major Moblins first. I'll try killing the Moblins first.

Though recently I've just decided to farm Formoire or whatever. Got about 20 but he takes a bit longer to beat and he only gives one.

UPDATE: Surprisingly, this tactic has gotten me 9 power crystals in 20 minutes.
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User Info: MajorMahalo1

MajorMahalo1
4 years ago#7
Honestly, I found fomoire to be better than the moblins if you're leveled high enough to take him down. The moblins have a chance to drop more than one crystal, but fomoire is pretty much guaranteed to give you one every time. And since you only need a few crystals for leveling up it doesn't take as long with fomoire unless you get extremely lucky with the drop rates off the moblins.

Then again I've had really bad luck with this game. It took over 4000 turns of the slots to get 4 jackpots and finally the fragment. So in my case guaranteed drop of one > chance of multiple simply because the randomness makes it never happen for me.
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User Info: ArmaLeyvaten

ArmaLeyvaten
4 years ago#8
Yeah, farming Moblins for Power Crystals is definitely a shot in the dark every time you try. Sometimes you can get two drops of 3 crystals each two battles in a row and sometimes you won't get a drop for 20 battles. I still much prefer it to farming Fomoire, though, as Moblin battles are laughably short.

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S_o_i_g_g_e
4 years ago#9
kewldude475 posted...
No, I killed the Major Moblins first. I'll try killing the Moblins first.

Though recently I've just decided to farm Formoire or whatever. Got about 20 but he takes a bit longer to beat and he only gives one.

UPDATE: Surprisingly, this tactic has gotten me 9 power crystals in 20 minutes.


Yup, killing the Major Moblin first allows the Moblins to Rise to Power, and if the do, they won't drop Crystals. So, kill the Moblins first, so you get 3 Moblin kills -> chance for 3, 6 or 9 Crystals.
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User Info: chrcol

chrcol
4 years ago#10
moblins are fastest way but the drop rate sucks, its entirely possible and not that unusual eg. to go 20 fights with 0 crystals.
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