Is the 4th strat boss the best experience when entering the 6th strat? *spoils*

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User Info: Cookie Bag

Cookie Bag
1 month ago#1
So i saw that the crystal dragon keeps respawning if you take the kill quest from egar but never turn it in, so now i've been farming it for exp for the past... hour or so? already got my team to 70, each kill on basic with soul gather is giving me around 298500 exp, is there anything better at this point considering it takes me 3-4 turns to kill?

Also kinda related to grinding, what's the best money i can get at this point? i just entered floor 26 and everything is worth 100k or more to upgrade my gear... and running through floors 21-24 isn't exactly fun and its awfully time consuming just to get 20-30k...
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User Info: Blademaster_Aio

Blademaster_Aio
1 month ago#2
Actually Oliphant can respawn the same way if you DON'T go to the explorers guild after accepting the quest.

The former level cap boss will show up once you reach floor 27, it's Dryad, the thing whose strategy is disable Dryad or die.
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User Info: Salocool

Salocool
1 month ago#3
Wait, you can use Soul Gather on non-random battles? Does it combine itself with Exp-boosting item?
And the Lord [...] drive out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

User Info: Cookie Bag

Cookie Bag
1 month ago#4
Salocool posted...
Wait, you can use Soul Gather on non-random battles? Does it combine itself with Exp-boosting item?

Yeah i've been using it against bosses just fine, and i tried a heavenly gift on the dragon and i got x4 exp that way.

Blademaster_Aio posted...
Actually Oliphant can respawn the same way if you DON'T go to the explorers guild after accepting the quest.

The former level cap boss will show up once you reach floor 27, it's Dryad, the thing whose strategy is disable Dryad or die.

So... do i need to finish either of Egar's quest to have the dryad available once i hit floor 27? cause the freaking elephant just gave me like 540k exp on basic, around 500k or less on advanced without soul gather and i don't think it gets better than that, the boss is a joke...
http://i.imgur.com/vsi41Lp.jpg

User Info: Salocool

Salocool
1 month ago#5
Cookie Bag posted...
So... do i need to finish either of Egar's quest to have the dryad available once i hit floor 27? cause the freaking elephant just gave me like 540k exp on basic, around 500k or less on advanced without soul gather and i don't think it gets better than that, the boss is a joke...

Yeah pretty much, albeit the three cap-raising bosses give substantially more experience points, up to a ridiculous level if you combine Heavenly Gift + Soul Gather.
And the Lord [...] drive out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

User Info: Cookie Bag

Cookie Bag
1 month ago#6
Don't you have to sleep for a long time for them to respawn?
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User Info: Salocool

Salocool
1 month ago#7
Cookie Bag posted...
Don't you have to sleep for a long time for them to respawn?

14 days.

Disable autosave in the options, mash the A button in the Inn while watching something enjoyable for 3-5 minutes, save the game then fight the 3 bosses one after the other on Basic.

Rince and repeat, and you'll be 99 in no time, if that's even your objective.
And the Lord [...] drive out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

User Info: Blademaster_Aio

Blademaster_Aio
1 month ago#8
You don't need to do Egar's quests to get Dryad quest to appear.

Dryad is part of Jenetta's quest line, available once you reach 27.

Then zombie dragon is part of Solor and Lili's quest line, available at floor 28.

Finally, the last level cap boss is part of our bartender's quest line, but you have to mine in the 6th stratum first. Mining spots and quest are available on 29th floor.
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User Info: Blademaster_Aio

Blademaster_Aio
1 month ago#9
So feel free to put the cystal dragon quest on hold if you want.

You might be too OP for Oliphant with Egar if you go that path, but it's your choice.
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