all, a note on the character icons in this guide. In previous maps,
pictures of the characters have been used, from now on there are more
than 12 possible characters in the Synbios battalion and the line up
on the map is not always the same. Therefore all the team members (excluding
Synbios himself) are marked on the map in a blue diamond form.
Now, on with the
fun! This battle is fast and furious. Just how I like them, the terrain
is cramped. With pillars and walls everywhere it will be difficult
to manoeuvre your troops. In order to help win the battle, make sure
that you bring all your magicians and long range attackers into battle.
the battle at the top of the second staircase facing Lord Conrad and
Fiale. Make sure that you attack Fiale at least once to obtain the
"Ships Key" from him. After the battle, this item will be
given to Zero who will take it to Prince Medion in scenario 2. Otherwise,
attacking Fiale is almost pointless. He cannot be killed and will
eventually run away like a coward. Leaving you to deal with the remaining
Masked Monks and company.
The Masked Monks
here however are far different from those encountered in the first
battle. Without the demon gate of Elbeseem their powers have increased!
They are much stronger now, with higher statistics and a new poison
attack. They can be quite lethal depending on the level of your team-mates,
but killing them is rich in experience points!
The Hydra's are
fairly annoying too, with their acid breath attack decreasing defence
and agility of anyone it is unleashed upon. Their normal attack is
fairly tame however
and at this point of the game they should
be easy to kill. Hell Hounds are another obstacle in this battle,
and the only trouble that they bring is paralysis! Attacks are weak,
but the paralyse attack can be frustrating.
There are also
a few Blood Borns here too. They have a rather high defence, but attacking
is fairly sub-standard. They also wield the paralyse-attack so have
plenty of antidote herbs available!
My only other
advice is to do this battle more than once. Those Masked Monks will
bring good experience points to your team-mates!
Other more hardened
players like myself will be curious as to how much damage Fiale can
take before he retreats. It is quite possible to rush your other team-mates
up to help Synbios attack him. His HP goes down rapidly as you attack
him, but it stops at a point and he takes no further damage. It is
rather enjoyable, and only gives you a taste of what to look forward
to when you finally kick his arse in Lookover!
When you receive the Ships Key, make sure it is in the posession of
a team member at the end of the battle. If it is deposited at the
team base then it will not be given to Zero for scenario 2! :(