======================================================================== Baten Kaitos: Origins Magnus Upgrade Guide ======================================================================== By: Byrgg Version 1.0 This guide contains minor spoilers, only the names of the places where you go, but this is required as part of the guide, because I've included the locations of the shops where you can upgrade certain types of magnus. ======================================================================== Contents ======================================================================== I. Version history II. What Is Upgrading? III. How do I upgrade? IV. Magnus Upgrade List V. Legal Stuff vI. Contact Information ======================================================================== Version history ======================================================================== Version 1.0 The first release of the guide, the list is incomplete, but the majority of the content of the guide is still present. ======================================================================== II. What Is Upgrading? ======================================================================== In Baten Kaitos: Origins, one of the many new features available that wasn't in Baten Kaitos: Lost Wings and the Eternal Ocean, is upgrading. Upgrading essentially lets you combine quest magnus with weapon or armor magnus to create a new, better version of the weapon or armor magnus. Upgrading magnus requires a specific quest magnus as well as a specific weapon or armor magnus, and finally, some gold, the amount of gold required varies among upgrades. In general, the better the upgrade, the more gold is required. Upgrading weapon and armor magnus does several things, it can improve or worsen(this only happens rarely) the properties of magnus, such as the attack, crush, etc., and it can also change the element of a battle magnus(which can advantageous or disadvantageous, depending on the elemental resistances of the enemies you're fighting). It also gives you an entirely new magnus which helps to fill out the magnus section of the Gathering. Also note, when you upgrade a magnus, the picture of the card will have a little arrow in the top-left corner, this symbol is just used to show that magnus is upgraded, it has no effect on how the card is used, so just use it as you would use the original, non-upgraded magnus. ======================================================================== III. How Do I Upgrade? ======================================================================== When you go to a shop that allows upgrading, in the menu that has Buy, Sell Junkpile, etc., you will see an "Upgrade" option, choose this option. This brings up a screen showing all of your upgradable magnus, a greyed out magnus means that that you cannot upgrade it(meaning you don't have the quest magnus required to upgrade it), and a magnus that is lit up(in color), is one that you are able to upgrade. To upgrade a magnus, simply select the desired magnus, press A, and that will bring up another screen showing information pertaining to each possible upgrade, the information includes: The magnus you are upgrading, the quest magnus you are using to upgrade, as well as the resulting upgraded magnus, and the cost of the upgrade. Choose which upgrade you want, and there you have it, you've just upgraded a magnus. Also note, the upgraded magnus and the quest magnus will disappear, and you will gain a new and imporved version of the upgraded magnus. ======================================================================== IV. Magnus Upgrade List ======================================================================== Below is a list of magnus that can be upgraded, the quest magnus used to upgrade them, what they upgrade to, as well as hom much each upgrade costs. Note, the list is not complete yet, but I will update it as I find out more. I have organized the list alphabetically, for convenience. Areas with a "?" mean that it's something I don't know yet, I will try to fill out all unknowns eventually. The list is in the form: upgradeable magnus +quest magnus =upgraded magnus price 12-Layered Kimono +Fresh Air =15-Layered Kimono 1300 Angel's Helm +Fresh Air =Innocent's Helm 1800 Anubis Shield +Machina Gas =Osiris Shield 2300 Apocalypse Sword +Fireglow Stone =? 1500 Apocalypse Sword +Sparkling Snow =? 1500 Apocalypse Sword +Lightning Shroom =? 1500 Apocalypse Sword +Light Powder =Divine Apocalypse 1500 Apocalypse Sword +Dark Powder =? 1500 Apostolos +Yesterbean =Apostolos Duo 800 Apsu Sophia +Sparkling Snow =Apsu Logos 1600 Aqua Camouflage +Ancient Mask =Hazyrain Camouflage 750 Aqua Hood +Flame Ice =Marine Hood 350 Aqua Truth +Pristine Water =Aqua Brand 250 Armor Alma +Machina Gas =Passio Alma 1300 Arondite +Celestial Tree =Excalibur 3000 Arondite +Lightning Shroom =Galantyne 900 Arondite +Light Powder =? 900 Ascalon +Yesterbean =Dragonbuster 2000 Battle Shield +Boulder =Valor Shield 280 Battle Suit +Blaze =Fiery Battle Suit 900 Battle Suit +Pristine Water =? 900 Buckler +Machina Gas =Strongshield 100 Chain Mail +Spark Shroom =Levinlink Mail 150 Classic Cudgel +Boulder =Classic Impact 400 Cold Queen +Sparkling Snow =? 1400 Cold Queen +Flame Ice =Queen's Breath 1300 Crown of Bubbles +Boulder =? 2200 Crown of Bubbles +Flame Ice =Crown of Ice Pearls 2200 Cross Sophia +? =? 400 Crystal Cudgel +Pristine Water =Crystal Blue 250 Crystal Edge +Pristine Water =Crystal Saber 180 Crystal Helm +Flame Ice =Glacial helm 1000 Demon Cudgel +? =? 750 Efreeti Horn +? =? 1500 Electric Helm +Spark Shroom =Blitz Helm 150 Evil Mail +Fluffy Pillow =Karma Mail 400 Fair Guardian +Light Powder =Sophic Guardian 900 Firedrake Regalia +Lava =Aetherdrake Regalia 500 Fire Element +Blaze =Flare Element 200 Flame Hood +Lava =Blaze Hood 250 Flame Mail +Blaze =? 150 Freesword +Fluffy Pillow =? 180 Freesword +Pristine Water =Crystal Sword 180 Freesword +Spark Shroom =Thundersword 180 Frost Cap +Machina Gas =Icicle Cap 700 Frozen Suit +Flame Ice =Diamond Suit 280 Frozen Sword +Sparkling Snow =? 1000 Freezing Gown +Sparkling Snow =? 2200 Freezing Gown +Machina Gas =Iceberg 2000 Freezing Gown +Flame Ice =? 2000 Full Plate +Machina gas =Solid Plate 80 Glacial Bludgeon +Sparkling Snow =Glacial Mass 300 Golden Armor +Machina Gas =Grand Armor 1200 Golden Armor +Fluffy Pillow =? 1200 Golden Armor +Boulder =? 2000 Golden Cudgel +Lightning Shroom =? 1500 Golden Cudgel +Light Powder =Holy Cudgel 1500 Golden Helm +? =? 1200 Golden Helm +Light Powder =Divine Helm 1200 Grappler's Gi +Medic Kit =? 250 Hades Sophia +Dark Powder =Hades Sagesse 1950 Heat Camouflage +Ancient Mask =Hazyfire Camouflage 1500 Heat Club +Rotten Food =? 180 Heavenbolt Wrap +Fresh Air =Heavengale Wrap 750 Hell-Purged Casque +Lava =Hell-Baked Casque 170 Helm of Indra +Boulder =Grandhelm of Indra ? Helm of Indra +Jolt Shroom =War Helm of Indra 380 Hero Mask +Medic Kit =? 250 Hidden Sophia +? =? 600 Holy Shroud +Fireglow Stone =? 1400 Holy Shroud +Light Powder =Holy Lightshroud 2100 Holy Shroud +Fluffy Pillow =Holy Vigilshroud 1400 Hymnos Kune +Light Powder =Happiness Kune 1500 Hymnos Kune +Fluffy Pillow =? 1300 Ice Dagger +Pristine Water =Ice Soldier 100 Ice Roue +Pristine Water =Ice Sense 250 Idios Pyr +Fireglow Stone =? 2000 Indiglow Cowl +Boulder =? 660 Indiglow Cowl +Sparkling Snow =Astral Cowl 660 Jiraiya's Robe +Jolt Shroom =Saizou's Robe 1200 Jupiter Sword +Machina Gas =Jupiter's Rage 1300 Jupiter Sword +Lightning Shroom =? 1500 Kusanagi +Rotten Food =Amenohabagiri 450 Lightning Club +Spark Shroom =Lightning Strike 250 Lightning Element +Spark Shroom =Plasma Element 200 Light Sophia +Light Powder =Holy Vein 400 Long Sword +Stone =? 130 Long Sword +Blaze =? 130 Luciferous Stave +Yesterbean =Auriferous Stave 800 Mars Sophia +Blaze =Meteor Sophia 350 Marvelous Sword +Boulder =Victory Sword 450 Nixie Garb +Pristine Water =Undine Garb 200 Nurse's Cap +Light Powder =Mary's Cap 550 Panther Bludgeon +? =? 600 Panther Bludgeon +Lightning Shroom =Thunder Panther 600 Plasma Blade +Lightning Shroom =Coruscant Blade 1000 Platinum Shield +Machina Gas =Silver Shield 1450 Power Helmet +Stone =Heavy-Duty Helmet 50 Punk Knife +Yesterbean =Cutthroat Knife 400 Pyre Frock +Lava =Canonical Pyre Frock 600 Ravensbrood +? =? 1500 Ray of Truth +Fluffy Pillow =Rem Truth 180 Ray of Truth +Light Powder =? 350 Robe of Firelight +Lava =Firemoon Robe 250 Rose Shill +Stone =Rosevine 250 Round Shield +Stone =? 200 Saber +Blaze =Fire Saber 200 Saber +Pristine Water =? 200 Salamander Tongue +Ancient Mask =Salamander Eyes 1500 Salamander Tongue +Sparkling Snow =Salamander Scales 1050 Scale Mail +Stone =Lucentskin Mail 230 Scale Mail +Machina Gas =Crossbone Mail 180 Sorcery Sophia +Blaze =Fire Sophia 110 Siren Sword +Fluffy Pillow =Silent Sword 550 Sister's Habit +Primordial Cactus =Mother Superior's Habit 2000 Sleet Shawl +Flame Ice =Snowstorm Shawl 250 Snow Mail +Boulder =? 1050 Snow Mail +Rotten Food =Snowwind Mail 1050 Sorcery Sophia +Pristine Water =Ice Sophia 110 Sublime Garb +Boulder =? 1000 Sublime Garb +Light Powder =Garb of Atonement 1000 Sublime Garb +Soot Soup =? 1100 Sword of Tears +Pristine water =Sword of Destiny 250 Thor Sophia +Lightning Shroom =Thor Pathos 1600 Thunderer's Shield +Extreme Stress =Fulminator's Shield 1000 Thunderfish +Jolt Shroom =Thunderfish Rex 200 Thunderfish +Spark Shroom =Thunder Edge 200 THunderfish +Machina Gas =Thunderslash 200 Thunder Hat +Lightning Shroom =Big Thunder Hat 550 Thunderhead Cloak +Light Powder =Whitebolt Cloak 300 Thunderhead Cloak +Dark powder =Blackbolt Cloak 300 Thunder Robe +Fresh Air =Lightning Robe 150 Tower Shield +Extreme Stress =Devil Tower Shield 380 Tower Shield +Machina Gas =Mount Shield 300 Versed Shield +Extreme Stress =Mellow Shield 600 Welkinsire Cap +Machina Gas =welkinswrath Cap 1300 Whitecap Shield +Sparkling Snow =Shield for Troubled Waters 1000 Whitecap Shield +Machina Gas =Greatcap Shield 100 White Club +Light Powder =White Wish 400 Wild God +Lightning Shroom =Astratheos 2000 Wooden Club +Pristine Water =Ice Club 180 Wooden Club +Spark Shroom =Thunder Club 180 Zelos Kune +Machina Gas =Ardor Kune 1050 ======================================================================== v. Legal Stuff ======================================================================== Copyright: 2006 TJ Freeman. This guide cannot be sold for profit without my permission. This guide is currently only allowed to be used on www.gamefaqs.com, and my site, http://z10.invisionfree.com/VGG/index.php? If you find that someone has used the guide on another site, please let me know via email or contact me at my site as soon as possible. If you wish to use this guide on another site, you must have my consent to do so. Email me, or contact me at my site, and I will decide whether or not to allow the use of this guide on the site you mention. I have the right to disallow you to put this on any site, as well as the right to request that this guide be removed from a site after you've already put it there. You may not use an editted version of this guide without my consent, if you wish to use an editted version of this guide, again, you must have my consent, and to gain my consent, you will have to contact me via email or on my site. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. ========================================================================= VI. Contact Information ========================================================================= You can contact me about this guide via one of the following ways: Through email, email@example.com My site, http://z10.invisionfree.com/VGG/index.php? You can also try to reach me on gamefaqs, I am there fairly frequently, so I should be able to get to any questions fairly quickly. Also, if you want to contact me about my guide, only contact me about the following things: -A mistake -Something not included -Forgetting to give credit -When I will update the guide If you contact me by any method, make sure you use facts to support your claims, and at least attempt to use proper English. I will not make changes to my guide based on things like: "zomg u r rong change _____ nao", or "My friend says that _____ is wrong, and he's knows everything about this game."