Chapter 4 : Secret of Time


19th Battle: Robbing the Robber!

Special Note

Remember to use Sisily’s attribute points and save your game.

How to enter battle
Go back to the Deep Grotto. On the first scene you will see a strange looking rock. Check it (by pressing up or W) and type in the password (Open sesame). The rock will open and you can go inside.
Player characters
Enemy
How to win
Defeat the bandits
Reward
  • None
Difficulty(out of 10)

Strategy Guide

This battle is harder than it looks. Firstly, you no longer have Emi, therefore your party is lacking mobility. Armor bandits have high HP and defense, which makes a very good shield for the bow bandits, who are dangerous as usual. Try to use magic abilities against armor bandits since physical damage is quite ineffective against them.

There are 2 choke points on this map that you can use. If Gely went for an endurance build, have him and Nera block the choke point. Sisi and the Magician can stand behind them to provide support fire. The High Priestess should stand next to the bow bandits to absorb damage, but she shouldn’t attack them. It is best to have her heal herself or other allies.

If Gely went for a sniper build, have him stand right behind the rock and snipe the bow bandits with Marksmanship Perk. The High Priestess can take his place and block the choke point.

20th Battle: Money can’t buy Love?

Special Note

It is best to go back outside and save your game before advancing. This is a boss battle.

How to enter battle
Go further into the Shining Cave and you will run in to this battle.
Player characters
Enemy
How to win
Defeat the Gold Feeder
Reward
  • Gelyan gains a level
  • Gelyan learns a new ability: Armor Crusher
Difficulty(out of 10)

Strategy Guide

Welcome to another boss battle! Like other bosses, the Gold Feeder is very special and requires some unique tricks to be beaten. At first glance, he seems pretty much invincible with 999 defense and 999 resist. Most of your abilities will deal less than 10 damage to him (aside from the Magician who can reduce his resist to 450). He also has strong physical attacks and a magic attack that he uses to counter anyone who hit him from 2 tiles away.

Fighting the Gold Feeder the normal way won’t cut it. However, if you look carefully on the map, there is a floating gold heart right behind him. That is his source of power. If you destroy that gold heart he will lose all his Resist and Defense!

The battle map is divided in half by a big block of rock in the middle. Have Gelyan move closer to the Gold Feeder using the lower path to lure him. Have Nera, Sisily and the Tarots advancing using the upper path. Do not attack the Gold Feeder!

On the third turn, the High Priestess and Nera should be close enough to deliver hits to the Gold Heart. After it is gone, feel free to unleash all of your attacks on the Gold Feeder. With no resist and defense, he would go down like a rock.

Tips for this battle:

  • Do not attack the Gold Feeder unless the Gold Heart is gone.
  • Try to use a strong character to absorb the damage and lure the Gold Feeder while the others can sneak up to the Gold Heart.

21st Battle: Armored Ambush!

Special Note

Gelyan gained a level after the previous battle, so use his attribute points. He also learned a new battle ability called Armor Crusher which is extremely useful for the next battle.

How to enter battle
Attempting to leave the Shining Cave will trigger this battle.
Player characters
Enemy
How to win
Defeat the bandits
Reward
  • Nera and her tarot gain a level
  • Nera learns a new ability: Crystal Ballad
Difficulty(out of 10)

Strategy Guide

This battle would be very easy if your party didn’t start with 1 HP! Still, don’t be too worried. The key to victory is using Soulburst abilities. Use the High Priestess’s Blue Paradise to recover all your character’s HP. You can also use the Magician’s Solar Wrath to soften the Armor Bandits, but it is optional.

Overall, apply the normal technique and you should win this battle without any problems.

Tips for this battle:

  • Use Soulburst abilities. They can turn the tide of a battle.
  • Gelyan’s Armor Crush ability is very useful against enemies that have high defense. Not only does this ability bypass defense, it deals 1% extra damage for each point of the target’s defense.

22nd Battle: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…

Special Note

Nera gained a level after the previous battle, so use her attribute points. She also learned a new battle ability called Crystal Ballad which is extremely useful for the next battle.

How to enter battle
This battle is automatically triggered after a scene in Shackpot’s house.
Player characters
Enemy
How to win
Defeat the Fool
Reward
  • Sisily and her tarot gain a level
  • Sisily learns a new ability: Electrify Kisses
Difficulty(out of 10)

Strategy Guide

This battle is straightforward and pretty easy. The Fool has superior range, damage and HP recovery, but he can’t move. Approach him carefully and utilize Nera’s new ability Crystal Ballad.

If you feel like cheating, use the High Priestess’s Grand Blessing to raise Nera’s Power to maximum (40) for a sure win. He can’t move so you can take as much time as you like to prepare for the battle.

Tips for this battle:

Nera’s Crystal Ballad ability is unique. The first spell deals Blue damage and decreases the target’s dodge rate by 500. The following three slashes are physical damage. Therefore, this ability deals both Blue and Black damage. Both magic and power improve the overall damage of this ability.

23rd Battle: Can’t take my eyes off of you!

Special Note

Sisily gained a level after the previous battle, so use her attribute points. She also learned a new battle ability called Electrify Kisses.

Save your game at Crystal Valley before chasing Gelyan.

How to enter battle
Chase Gelyan to the Deep Grotto. A event will be triggered that leads to this battle.
Player characters
Enemy
How to win
Defeat the bandits
Reward
  • New Tarot: The Fool.
  • Nera and her tarot gain a level
  • Gely and his tarot gain a level
Difficulty(out of 10)

Strategy Guide

Another boss battle! Compared to all the fights that you have won, this one is the most challenging so far.

Let’s have a look at your enemies first. Saber has an extremely high dodge rate (700) which means he can reduce the hit rate of all abilities by 70%. Most of your normal abilities (First Dance, Trigger Happy etc.) will barely scratch him.  Not only that, he also has a healthy amount of HP and powerful aggressive battle abilities. His Poison Tail can cause a unit to lose 25% of its HP every turn. In addition to the damage he can do, his enemy faces certain defeat. He is also supported by 4 bandits who make things much more complicated.

You get to control Gelyan again, and now he can also conjure a new Tarot: The Fool. The Fool is your best bet to absorb the damage since he has high endurance and Black damage resistance. Since The Fool cannot move, he can use Castling to switch places with your characters to protect them.  You can use Castling in both the move and action phase.

Nera is your key to victory here. Her Crystal Ballad not only deals high amount of damage but also has a very high hit rate (150%). If you went for a magic build (Moon Waltz build) with Nera, she will have low HP and is very delicate; therefore, use a hit and run tactic with her. Have Nera attack and defeat the sword bandit then use the Fool’s Castling to get her out of the battle so Saber can’t attack her. Try to defeat both sword bandits on your second turn.

Your starting position is perfect to set up a wall. Have Gelyan conjure the Fool above him to complete a wall. The High Priestess can be used for blocking and healing. Also, the High Priestess’s Azure Wings is one of the few abilities that can really damage Saber, so use it whenever you have a chance. The best way to defeat Saber is using Nera and the High Priestess to attack him before he has a chance to do too much damage. Finish him off with Soulburst abilities if necessary.

Tips for this battle:

  • You don’t have to defeat all the bandits to win this battle.
  • Saber has a very high Dodge rate; therefore, only use abilities with a high hit rate against him (Crystal Ballad, Frozen Steps, Azure Wing etc.).
  • Sisily’s new ability, Electrify Kisses, can deal a massive amount of damage. However, the hit rate is normal (100%) so it is not good against Saber. Feel free to use it on the other enemies, however.
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