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    Items FAQ by Skyrax

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    Crimson Sea 2 Items FAQ v0.9
    By Skyrax
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    CONTENTS
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    1. Introduction/Updates
    2. Items List
    3. Items Description
    4. Frequently Asked Questions
    5. Credits/Contact Information
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION / UPDATES
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    An Items FAQ?
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    Yes, an Items FAQ. Turns out that there are people who either imported
    this thing or got it without instructions and have no idea what some of
    the items do, or worse yet, how to get them. This hopefully explains
    what most, if not all, of the items in Crimson Sea 2 do and how to
    get them.
    
    Updates
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    v0.9: Initial draft. Hopefully the next update will be the final 
    work on this thing.
    
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    2. ITEMS LIST
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    a.B Ability                                  w.NP Capsule 3
    b.Bow Rahn Doll                              x.NP Convertor 1
    c.Diez Doll                                  y.NP Convertor 2
    d.Elixir 1                                   z.Origin
    e.Elixir 2                                  aa.Platinum Card
    f.Fashion Ring                              ab.Rations 1
    g.G Ability                                 ac.Rations 2
    h.GigaOrigin                                ad.Replicator
    i.HP Booster 1                              ae.Reserve 1
    j.HP Booster 2                              af.Reserve 2
    k.Medikit 1                                 ag.Shami Doll
    l.Medikit 2                                 ah.Siphon 1
    m.Medikit 3                                 ai.Siphon 2
    n.Medixir 1                                 aj.Surge 1
    o.Medixir 2                                 ak.Surge 2
    p.Medixir 3                                 al.Trainer 1
    q.MegaOrigin                                am.Trainer 2
    r.NP Ability                                an.Vipa Rounds
    s.NP Booster 1                              ao.Vipa Suit 1
    t.NP Booster 2                              ap.Vipa Suit 2
    u.NP Capsule 1                              aq.Vitalizer 1
    v.NP Capsule 2                              ar.Vitalizer 2
    
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    3. ITEMS DESCRIPTION
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    Format
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    Item Name
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    Initial cost or cost if sold and then rebought/selling price: Teos/Teos
    Description of item and what it does
    Personal thoughts on overall value of item
    
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    a. B Ability
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: When obtained, the B Ability allows your blades to be 
    upgraded one more level. This merely opens the level; you still need 
    to find Origins to power it up. When you upgrade this level, your 
    blade’s attack power is raised a further 50%. To obtain the B Ability,
    S-Rank the mission A Town in Panic.
    
    Thoughts: Not much to say. The B Ability is a solid item, one that’s 
    definitely worth getting, if for nothing else but for the attack 
    bonus. 9/10.
    
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    b. Bow Rahn Doll 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Once acquired, the Bow Rahn Doll unlocks Bow Rahn as 
    a selectable character in multiplayer mode. That’s all. To obtain the 
    Bow Rahn Doll, S-Rank the mission The Original Menace.
    
    Thoughts: Bow Rahn makes a cute doll, but is hardly fun to play as 
    in multiplayer. His cannon is strong, but he’ll still be wasted by 
    Sho or Feanay. You can’t sell him, though. 1/10.
    
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    c. Diez Doll
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Once obtained, the Diez Doll unlocks Diez as a playable 
    character in multiplayer mode. To obtain the Diez Doll, S-Rank the 
    mission Diez, Woman Warrior.
    
    Thoughts: See Bow Rahn. Just as cute, just as useless. 1/10.
    
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    d. Elixir 1 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 5000/2500
    Description: If a character is killed and they have an Elixir 1 in 
    their possession, the character will be revived and 50% of their 
    maximum HP will be restored. Elixir 1s can’t be found in crates, only 
    at the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: If you’re just playing through, then the Elixir isn’t a bad 
    choice. But, if you’re getting S-Ranks, don’t buy one. Handy, but 
    ultimately unnecessary. 6/10. Note: Elixirs, of both kinds, can 
    actually help in the submissions Against the Wall 1 & 2, since they 
    revive you after a hit. But you can kiss the S-Rank goodbye. 
    
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    e. Elixir 2 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 10000/5000
    Description: If a character is killed and they have an Elixir 2 in 
    their possession, they will be revived and all of their HP will be 
    restored regardless of bar length. If a character is in possession 
    of both, the Elixir 2 takes precedence over the Elixir 1 in reviving 
    the character. Elixir 2s can only be found at the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: Same pros and cons of the Elixir 1, but you get more health 
    back. This can save your skin in the final mission, since you can take 
    a full lifebar and a half of damage and still get an S. 7/10.
    
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    f. Fashion Ring
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 30000/15000
    Description: The Fashion Ring, when worn, gives Sho and Feanay an 
    alternate color scheme. This is purely cosmetic; no other benefits 
    are afforded you by using the ring. To obtain the Fashion Ring, 
    complete the mission Crimson Sea, and then purchase it from the 
    VendBot in IAG. 
    
    Thoughts: The Fashion Ring isn’t a bad bonus for finishing the game, 
    and you should have enough spare cash by now to buy it. However, if 
    you ultimately hate the new color schemes, you have to sell it to 
    get rid of it. You can’t be selective with the colors, so although 
    I personally liked Feanay’s, I wasn’t too fond of Sho’s. 7/10.
    
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    g. G Ability 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Like the B Ability, the G Ability allows you to 
    upgrade your guns one more level. This upgrade functions like a 
    slightly more powerful basic upgrade, increasing your range, damage 
    and rapidfire length more than previous upgrades did. To obtain 
    the G Ability, S-Rank the mission Remnants of Times Past.
    
    Thoughts: This is a must have, at least until you can get the 
    Replicator. Even then, you still owe it to yourself to get this 
    item. Excellent all round, the only drawback being you have to 
    fill it yourself. But what else are you going to do with those 
    spare Origins? 9/10.
    
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    h. GigaOrigin 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 7500/3750
    Description: emblem-like items given as a reward for S-Ranking 
    certain levels, GigaOrigins, when used, will randomly level up any 
    one ability of the character that uses it, regardless of Origins 
    required. If all abilities are already maxed, GigaOrigins cannot 
    be used. To get the GigaOrigins, S-Rank both Attack on Legato Town 
    and The Largo Crisis.
    
    Thoughts: The GigaOrigin is great in theory, but is only truly 
    effective once you have three or less spots to fill so you can predict 
    what it’ll work on. Save it for those last slots with high Origin 
    requirements. 8/10.
    
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    i. HP Booster 1 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 30000/15000
    Description: When obtained, the HP Booster 1 restores HP constantly at 
    a set rate. The rate of restoration is very slow, and is really only 
    apparent when you have a very small health bar. But by the time you 
    obtain it, your bar will be quite sizeable anyway, so… To obtain the HP 
    Booster 1, listen to all 50 things that Bow Rahn and Kercak have to tell 
    you in the IAG. You won’t be able to finish this till late in the game.
    
    Thoughts: The HP Booster 1 is an oddly placed item. To complete all the 
    entries with Bow Rahn and Kercak you have to virtually make it to the 
    Crimson Planet, by which point you would have easily gotten the HP 
    Booster 2, which makes this look fairly weak. Still, the bonus can’t 
    hurt and I rate it higher than the NP Booster. 6/10.
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    j. HP Booster 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 45000/22500
    Description: Just like the HP Booster 1, the HP Booster 2 restores HP 
    constantly at a set rate. Just as with the NP Booster series, combined 
    the rate isn’t too bad but individually the rate is fairly slow. The 
    HP Booster 2’s recovery rate is about twice the speed of the HP Booster 
    1. To obtain the HP Booster 2, S-Rank the mission Deadly Energy.
    
    Thoughts: You will appreciate the HP regen more than you would the NP 
    regen since you can’t make health come back as quickly by shooting enemies.
    As such, it’s a little handier than the NP Booster series. 6/10.
    
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    k. Medikit 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 250/125
    Description: The Medikit 1 restores 25% of the character’s HP. Works like
    a Rations 1, but you can store for later. Medikit 1s can be found in 
    crates or at the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: Don’t become reliant on these. If you do, you’ll create a 
    dependence that will mess you up when trying to S-Rank on levels. Good 
    when starting out, otherwise leave alone. 6/10.
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    l. Medikit 2 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 500/250
    Description: The Medikit 2 restores 50% of the character’s HP. Similar 
    to the Rations 2 in effect. Medikit 2s can be found in crates or at 
    the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: Better than the Medikit 1, and if you’re buying these things I 
    recommend these ones over the Medikit 1, if only because economically 
    they are the better buy. Still avoid. 7/10.
    
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    m. Medikit 3
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 1000/500
    Description: The Medikit 3 fully restores the character’s HP, regardless
    of bar length and how full the HP bar was to begin with. Medikit 3s can 
    only be found at the IAG VendBot. 
    
    Thoughts: Most effective healing item, but you can get Medixirs for free
    if you’re patient enough and besides, these suckers are expensive. Don’t
    become dependent. 7/10.
    
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    n. Medixir 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 700/350
    Description: When consumed, the Medixir 1 restores 25% of the character’s
    HP and 25% of the character’s NP Gauge at the same time. Medixir 1s can 
    only be bought at the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: A combo Medikit and NP Capsule. Decent price. If you’re going
    to be carrying something, carry these instead of the Medikits. 6/10
    
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    o. Medixir 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 1400/700
    Description: When consumed, the Medixir 2 restores 50% of the character’s
    HP and 50% of the character’s NP Gauge at the same time. Medixir 2s can
    only be bought at the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: Medixir 2s are stronger, but not the best deal out there. NP 
    regenerates easily, so you’ll actually be better off buying Medikit 2s.
    7/10
    
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    p. Medixir 3
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 2800/1400
    Description: When consumed, the Medixir 3 completely restores the 
    character’s HP and NP Gauges at the same time. Outside of a reward in 
    one of the missions in SunJack City, Medixir 3s can only be bought at 
    the IAG VendBot. 
    
    Thoughts: You can get one of these for free every time you play A Town 
    in Panic at SunJack in Semplice, and these completely restore everything 
    you need. Useful in a pinch. Best recovery item, period. 8/10.
    
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    q. MegaOrigin
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Red emblem-like item dropped by enemies. MegaOrigins are 
    only dropped when an enemy is killed via a Critical Hit. If killed by 
    such an attack, the probability of getting a MegaOrigin is about 93%. 
    MegaOrigins are worth 5 Origins and are used for the same purpose as 
    Origins.
    
    Thoughts: These things are worth the effort, and they’re easy enough to 
    obtain on Agitato. By Semplice, enemies are so many and so strong that 
    Critical Hits may not kill them (Menace Commanders especially), so you 
    may have to work harder for these. Useless once you max out, though. 
    9/10.
    
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    r. NP Ability
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: The NP Ability removes your NP limiter and allows you to 
    increase all NP levels by one. When upgraded, the NPs receive a 50% 
    attack power bonus. To obtain the NP Ability, S-Rank the mission 
    Operation Network.
    
    Thoughts: The NP Ability gives you an attack boost. 
    More power = more dead Menace = more HP gained = better combos. 
    What’s not to love? 9/10.
    
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    s. NP Booster 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 40000/20000
    Description: The NP Booster 1, when obtained, restores NP at a set rate.
    The rate of recovery is very, very slow, so slow in fact, that it’s not 
    worth waiting around for the meter to refill itself. To obtain the NP 
    Booster 1, purchase it from the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: The rate is slow. So slow it might as well not even be there.
    Not worth the effort in my opinion. 4/10.
    
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    t. NP Booster 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 
    Description: Like the NP Booster 1, the NP Booster 2 restores NP at a 
    set rate. The NP Booster 2 restores NP at about twice the rate of the 
    NP Booster 1. If combined, an empty NP Gauge will fully restore in 
    about 75 seconds. To obtain the NP Booster 2, S-Rank the mission Rescue 
    Daisy.
    
    Thoughts: Barely better than the NP Booster 1. Still weak. 5/10.
    
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    u. NP Capsule 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 300/150
    Description: A red capsule. The NP Capsule 1 restores 25% of the
    character’s NP Gauge. This is not enough to fill any one section of the
    bar, but gets it close enough that it will fill with the slightest
    provocation. NP Capsule 1s can be found in crates or in the IAG VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: NP Capsules are actually not that bad since they don’t count
    against you in rankings, and sometimes you need a session of Sonic Aura
    NOW. But you’d have to use four of these to get it, so it’s best saved
    for a Time Extend session. 7/10.
    
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    v. NP Capsule 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 600/300
    Description: A larger red capsule. The NP Capsule 2 restores 50% of the
    NP Gauge, roughly a section and two-thirds. You can find NP Capsule 2s
    in crates and in the IAG VendBot. The chances of finding these are rarer
    than NP Capsule 1s.
    
    Thoughts: Same benefits as the NP Capsule 1, but you’ll rarely find these
    in levels and not worth the money to buy. 6/10.
    
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    w. NP Capsule 3
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 1200/600
    Description: The NP Capsule 3 fully restores the NP Gauge, regardless 
    of how full or empty it is. NP Capsule 3s can only be found in the IAG 
    VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: The real question you have to ask is, “Is an emergency NP 
    session really worth 1200 Teos?” If you can answer yes to that, then grab
    one of these from time to time. Useful if you have the Teos to spare. 7/10.
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    x. NP Convertor 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 10000/5000
    Description: The NP Convertor 1 converts damage taken by the character and
    uses it to increase your NP Gauge accordingly. The damage is relative to
    how much damage you take, but apparently the NP bar must take quite a bit
    because if you stand there to fill your bar you’ll be clear in the red.
    This means that the NP Convertor 1 only converts about 50% of damage
    taken. To obtain the NP Convertor 1, S-Rank the mission The Poisoned Una.
    
    Thoughts: The NP Convertor series is way more useful than the NP Booster
    series, because you will get hit from time to time and the NP recovery
    is much more appreciable. Still, you ideally want to avoid getting hit
    to get those S-Ranks. 7/10.
    
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    y. NP Convertor 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000
    Description: Like the NP Convertor 1, the NP Convertor 2 takes damage 
    inflicted on the character and fills up the NP Gauge accordingly. The 
    effect is much greater than that of the NP Convertor 1, as combined 
    you convert 125% of damage taken, which means the NP Convertor 2 gives
    you 75% of damage taken. To obtain the NP Convertor 2, S-Rank the 
    mission Fiery Seguido Base.
    
    Thoughts: My opinion is exactly the same as before. Better than NP 
    Booster but, if you’re striving for perfection, is ultimately not 
    that useful. Still… 7/10.
    
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    z. Origin 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Blue emblem-like item dropped by enemies or given as a 
    reward for S-Ranking certain levels. Origins are used to upgrade Sho 
    and Feanay’s weapon and NeoPsionic abilities. 
    
    Thoughts: Absolutely instrumental in gaining access to any and all 
    abilities, You MUST get these at ALL times. Once you max out, though, 
    they are useless. 9/10.
    
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    aa. Platinum Card
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000
    Description: A grey card. A Platinum card is a one use item. If used, 
    it allows you to purchase any one item in the IAG VendBot for 1 Teo. 
    Clear Explosive Gas Area and Commodo Earthquake.
    
    Thoughts: If you’re crafty, you can use these to get a few quick Teos 
    by selling an expensive item and then buying it back for 1 Teo. 
    However, you only get two shots at this. Oh, and once you buy a 
    Platinum Card, you can’t choose when to use unless you sell it. 
    
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    ab. Rations 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: A blue pyramid-like item. Rations 1 restore about 20-25% 
    of the character’s HP upon pickup. The amount restored may differ 
    depending on how large the HP bar is. It works upon pickup and cannot 
    be stored for later.
    
    Thoughts: Never look gift health in the proverbial mouth. Just pick 
    it up and enjoy the free HP. 9/10.
    
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    ac. Rations 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: A red pyramid-like item. Rations 2 restore, at minimum, 
    half the character’s HP instantly. The amount restored may be more or 
    less depending on how large your HP bar is. Rations 2, like the 
    Rations 1, can not be stored for later use; they are an immediate item.
    
    Thoughts: Better recovery for little effort. Beware though, these 
    things appearing typically indicate that you’re going to actually 
    NEED that chunk of health…
    
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    ad. Replicator
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    Buy/Sell Cost:  /0
    Description: When equipped, the Replicator gives you unlimited Vipa 
    Rounds. This applies for all guns for both characters. As an extra 
    bonus, your weapon can never overheat, since Vipa ammo normally 
    doesn’t. To obtain the Replicator, S-Rank the mission Crimson Sea.
    
    Thoughts: Without a doubt, one of my favorite items. It makes the 
    game complete cakewalk though, but still, this thing utterly DESTROYS 
    everything in its path. There’s only one drawback: it can kill things 
    so fast you can’t get a S-Rank on Combos. So it’s best to get as many 
    S-Ranks as you can on Agitato and Grarve before you get the item, or 
    simply use Feanay to get everything after you get the Replicator. 
    10/10.
    
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    ae. Reserve 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 5000/2500
    Description: The Reserve 1 increases your gun capacity by 20% The 
    difference is really only noticeable when you get Vipa Rounds on a 
    weapon like the Legion, as you only get 5 shots max by default but 
    Reserve 1 gets you an extra shot. The Reserve 1 is found at the IAG 
    VendBot.
    
    Thoughts: Useful when you gain Vipa Rounds, as that is when it best 
    demonstrates its use. 8/10.
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    af. Reserve 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 
    Description: Like the Reserve 1, the Reserve 2 increases your gun 
    capacity. The effect works in tandem with the Reserve 2, so you gain 
    about 8 Legion Vipa Rounds if both are equipped. To obtain the Reserve 
    2, S-Rank the mission Soul Of Semplice.
    
    Thoughts: Even better than Reserve 1. Helpful when you need that extra 
    bit of flame to finish off a tricky foe. 8/10.
    
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    ag. Shami Doll
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: The Shami Doll, after it has been earned, will unlock 
    Princess Shami as a selectable character in multiplayer mode. To obtain 
    the Shami Doll, S-Rank the mission Princess Shami.
    
    Thoughts: Shami is the worst multiplayer character of all. 
    Seriously, don’t bother. 1/10.
    
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    ah. Siphon 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 10000/5000
    Description: When equipped, the Siphon 1 allows you to gain HP back 
    whenever you damage or kill an enemy with a critical hit. The amount 
    gained isn’t all that much, but when you’re in the middle of a 
    firefight it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra health. The amount 
    you get back seems to be the same regardless of who you critical with 
    it and whether you used Vipa Rounds or not (as you may or may not know, 
    Vipa Criticals hurt. A lot). To obtain the Siphon 1, S-Rank the mission
    The Stolen IAG Badge.
    
    Thoughts: If you’re in the habit of getting Criticals, a little extra 
    reward doesn’t hurt. Not too sure if it works on bosses though. 7/10.
    
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    ai. Siphon 2 
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000
    Description: Like the Siphon 1, the Siphon II gives you HP when you
    score a critical hit. The effect is cumulative with Siphon I, so you
    will gain back a decent amount of HP per critical. To obtain the
    Siphon 2, S-Rank the mission An Unbeatable Menace.
    
    Thoughts: Same benefit as Siphon 1, but you get even more this time.
    Cool. 7/10.
    
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    aj. Surge 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 10000/5000
    Description: When equipped, the Surge 1 increases overall attack
    strength when the character’s health is low. This seems to apply to
    blade and NeoPsionics, but not gunshots. The attack bonus is roughly
    about 15%. To obtain the Surge 1, S-Rank the mission The Prototype.
    
    Thoughts: You don’t want to be in the red at any point in time, and as
    such, this item is only really helpful if you can’t stop taking damage.
    6/10.
    
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    ak. Surge 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000
    Description: Like the Surge 1, the Surge 2 raises attack strength when 
    low. This time, the bonus is roughly 20-25%, and since the effect can 
    be combined with the Surge 1, you get close to a 40% attack strength 
    boost when your health drops in the red. To obtain the Surge 2, S-Rank 
    the mission The Menace Hordes.
    
    Thoughts: More attack power helps if you’re really getting thrown about
    like a rag doll, I suppose. I don’t really use this item in battle, so 
    I’d recommend selling it. You can always buy it back later (albeit for 
    a jacked up price). 6/10.
    
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    al. Trainer 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 10000/5000
    Description: Once equipped, the Trainer 1 increases the amount of 
    experience earned from killing Menace. The experience acquired is 
    increased 50%. To obtain the Trainer 1, S-Rank the mission Prestsite 
    in Darkness.
    
    Thoughts: If you’ve only been predominantly using one character, the 
    Trainer series helps to quickly bring the other character up to speed. 
    7/10.
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    am. Trainer 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000 
    Description: Like the Trainer 1, the Trainer 2 increases all experience
    points gained by killing Menace. The Trainer 2 grants a 75% experience 
    bonus when equipped, so combined you get an extra 125% experience per 
    Menace killed. To obtain the Trainer 2, S-Rank the mission The Valley 
    Stalker.
    
    Thoughts: Really though, the only real effect that the Trainer series 
    has is to get more max HP faster. If both characters are at LV50, then
    the item is completely useless. Sell them in that case. 7/10.
    
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    an. Vipa Rounds
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    Buy/Sell Cost: Cannot be bought or sold
    Description: Three red-and-white hexagons stacked in a pyramid form. 
    When obtained, Vipa Rounds give a full clip of powerful ammo. The 
    effects vary per gun. The Vulcan gets powerful flame bullets, the 
    Legion get medium-range grenade shots, the Wyvern bullets paralyze the 
    enemy, and the Trinity gets HP-stealing bullets in its basic form or 
    explosive bolts in its lock on form. Vipa Rounds only fill up the gun 
    you currently have equipped, not both at the same time.
    
    Thoughts: Vipa Rounds are a welcome addition to the battlefield. In 
    one fell swoop, you can destroy a squad of previously tough foes. It 
    rips past defenses, wreaks havoc, and generally cleans out Menace. 
    Fast. Invaluable. 10/10.
    
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    ao. Vipa Suit 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 20000/10000
    Description: Once bought, the Vipa Suit 1 reduces all damage taken by 
    about 15%. This works for all types of damage incurred except special 
    damage like when you’re holding your breath in gas filled missions, 
    when you’re in the Heat Ore areas in Fiery Seguido Base, or any other 
    special cases. The Vipa Suit 1 can be found in the IAG VendBot.
    
    This is actually more useful than the Vitalizer series in gaining 
    S-Ranks, since it reduces the amount of damage taken. Also, NP gained 
    via the NP Convertor is not affected by the possession of the Vipa 
    Suit. Excellent item. 9/10.
    
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    ap. Vipa Suit 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 30000/15000
    Description: Once obtained, the Vipa Suit 2 reduces all damage taken 
    by 25%. The effect of the Vipa Suit is cumulative, so if you have both 
    suits, damage taken is cut by 40%. Lab at Movindo.
    
    Thoughts: Can’t go wrong with a 25% defense bonus. 9/10.
    
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    aq. Vitalizer 1
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 
    Description: The Vitalizer 1, when equipped, increases your max HP. 
    The increase is independent of the HP boosts you get when you level up 
    via experience. Overall, the Vitalizer 1 gives you an extra 10% HP. To 
    obtain the Vitalizer 1, S-Rank the mission The Crafty Menace.
    
    Thoughts: Useful until you start getting S-Ranks, at which point long 
    HP bars mean little to nothing. Still doesn’t hurt though. 8/10.
    
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    ar. Vitalizer 2
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    Buy/Sell Cost: 15000/7500
    Description: Like the Vitalizer 1, the Vitalizer 2 increases your 
    maximum HP independent of leveling up. The Vitalizer 2 grants an extra 
    15% HP, which increases the total HP, if both Vitalizers are equipped, 
    to 25%. To obtain the Vitalizer 2, S-Rank the mission Battle of The 
    Minefield.
    
    Thoughts: It’s an odd item to have, considering you gain more HP every 
    time you level up. Still, you can’t go wrong if you’re just fooling 
    around but taking way too many hits. 8/10.
    
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    4. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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    Q: How do I unequip items?
    A: You can’t. The only way to get rid of an item you don’t like is to 
    sell it to the IAG VendBot. You can then repurchase it, but beware: 
    some items don’t reappear after they are sold. 
    
    Q: Can Bow Rahn, Shami or Diez be used in the single player campaign?
    A: No, they are multiplayer-only. And by the way, don’t use them 
    against Sho or Feanay, since they’ll be beaten. Fast.
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    5. CREDITS / LEGAL INFORMATION
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