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Suikoden II Collection Guide

This is a guide I curated & complied to help me collect all the 108 Stars of Destiny, Recipes, Ingredients, and other collectibles - in chronological order of the game. It assumes one takes advantage of the Matilda Glitch & the McDohl sidequest. It also lists every collectible as early as they can be accessed, not necessarily when one would naturally first come across them. In these cases, the collectible/Star may be listed in both occurrences). It does not list Stars that join automatically due to plot. Much of the information was collected from Suikosource, but much of it was completely developed by me during playthroughs. It has been of great use to me, and now I'm happy to share it with all of you! (Keep in mind, this is the way I like to approach the game, and may not work best for all.)


**SPOILER ALERT** I do refer to spoilers in this guide. Not intended for first-time players that wish to remain spoiler-free.


*Guide Curated by Joanna Sherlyn Dunlap for Mythic Geekdom*


COOK-OFF PRIZE RECIPE LIST

  [_]  Recipe 2 - Tomato Soup (Yu Kum)  

[_]  Recipe 8 - Buttered Clams (Goetsu)  

[_]  Recipe 17 - Cake (Shiki)  

[_]  Recipe 19 - Pasta (Ryuki)  

[_]  Recipe 24 - Fried Rice (Bashok)  

[_]  Recipe 22 - Gratin (Ryuko)  

[_]  Recipe 30 - Ramen (Antonio)  

[_]  Recipe 27 - Tonkatsu (Gyokuran; will steal some recipes during the battle, will return them after when you win)  

[_]  Retso - impossible to win, will trick you & take the moon bird recipe  

[_]  Recipe 33 - Sushi (Lester: you must do the McDohl sidequest before defeating Lester if you want him to tell you about Gremio’s Special Stew)  

[_]  Recipe 38 - Sashimi Combo (Retso)  

[_]  Recipe 40 - Kaiseki Dinner (Jinkai)



TOTAL RECIPE LIST

  1. Tamago-Yaki

  2. Tomato Soup (Yu Kum)

  3. Ohitashi (From Dr.Huan after recruiting Tuta in Muse)

  4. Salad

  5. Gyoza (2nd Floor Coronet Inn, townsperson)

  6. Chowder

  7. BBQ Meat Bun

  8. Buttered Clams (Goetsu)

  9. Fish Fry (Kuskus Rich House bookshelf)

  10. Ice Cream

  11. Quiche (Kuskus Rare Finds)

  12. Sandwich (dropped by EagleMan in Kobold Forest)

  13. Meat Pie (Kobold Village villager in Elder’s House)

  14. Simmered Fish (Radat tavern chef)

  15. Fried Fish Balls

  16. Sunomono (Lakewest, Taki's shelf)

  17. Cake (Shiki)

  18. Croquettes (Radat Rare Find)

  19. Pasta (Ryuki)

  20. Tempura (woman in Greenhill Inn)

  21. Grilled Fish (dropped by Land Shark in Two River Sewer)

  22. Gratin (Ryuko)

  23. Rice Omelet (Two River rare find, Human Area)

  24. Fried Rice (Bashok)

  25. Pizza (Greenhill rare find)

  26. Teriyaki (Highway Village rare find)

  27. Tonkatsu (Gyokuran)

  28. Curry Rice (Gregminster rare find)

  29. Grilled Beef (dropped by Zombie Slug in Path to Matilda)

  30. Ramen (Antonio)

  31. Hamburger (Kobold Village rare find)

  32. Obento (Kent's Mother, Highway Village after quest)

  33. Sushi (Lester)

  34. Japanese Stew (dropped by Yellow DoreMi Elf, Greenhill Forest Path during liberation)

  35. Full Course (Muse rare find after Liberation)

  36. Ghengis Khan (dropped by Highland soldier in RockAxe during mission)

  37. Steak (Rockaxe mission, Bookshelf in Gordeau’s room)

  38. Sashimi Combo (Retso)

  39. Special Stew (Gremio, if completed the McDohl quest before defeating Lester)

  40. Kaiseki Dinner (Jinkai)


RECIPE BUG!!!! TURN IN RECIPES 21, 12, & 34 AT THE SAME TIME! They will most likely be found in this order, and it’s only a short time to hold them in your inventory before turning them all in at once! If you turn in any of these before the others, it will make it impossible for enemies to drop them. Do not turn them into Hai Yo’s Restaurant! You can keep them in Barbara’s vault until it’s time to turn them all in.

• 21 - Grilled Fish: (found in the Two River Sewers; dropped by Land Shark)

• 12 - Sandwich: (found after the events at Two River, when HQ is at level 2, in the Path of the Unicorn in Kobold Village, during or after Hix & Tengaar Quest; dropped by Eagle Man)

• 34 - Japanese Stew - (found while liberating Greenhill, in the Greenhill Forest path, dropped by DoReMi Elf) **FARM ITEM BUGGive all seeds to Tony (or animals to Yuzu) ONE AT A TIME! Giving two or more at a time causes them to not show up in the farm, even though they are still counted in the restaurant. If you want that pleasing visual of a perfectly full farm, give em one at a time.


ABOUT ITEM DROPS

Each monster of the drop-type has a different item (different percentage for each monster to carry a different item each time a battle begins). The first enemy to be killed will drop their item at the end of the battle. When farming items from drops, save the EMU at the start of the battle, then have the highest-hitting, fastest character try attacking each of the drop-type enemy, while every other character defends. After the first round, ensuring that the one enemy has been killed before any other, then kill the rest of the enemies, finishing the battle. If the item is not received by the end of the battle, load again, and try with each consecutive enemy. If the item is with none of the enemies, then continue on, and repeat the process with the next encounter with the enemy type until the item is received.


ABOUT RARE FINDS

If waiting for a rare find to show up, buy out all the available rare finds, then leave town a few times, letting time pass, then return. New Rare Finds will not show up if there are still other unbought rare finds in stock.


ABOUT UNKNOWN ITEMS

They are organized by price, low to high. If you have to lighten your bag, get rid of things on the top first.


VIKI’S MISTAKE

She will randomly teleport you to the second floor in Radat for Mole Suit, Dragon Armor, Mega Medicine X9, Blue Gate Rune


STEAL FROM HANS

A glitch in Hans' equipment shop allows you to bring your potch below zero which tricks the game into thinking you have maximum potch!

  • Step 1. Have enough money to buy one piece of armor but not 2 of that armor. Go to Hans (your castle's armor shop) with 1 character wearing this piece of armor, and 1 character with no armor.

  • Step 2. Buy the armor. Select the character wearing the armor. When given a choice to put your current armor in the bag or exhange for potch, choose either one. At the confirmation screen, hit cancel twice. You will still be in the buy mode, ready to select who to buy it for.

  • Step 3. Now select the character who has no armor. Select "yes' at the confirmation screen.

  • Step 4. Now, select that character again, and choose either option (put in bag or sell). Now cancel out of all the menus. You should have 999999 potch.


Detailed example: Riou with armor, Viktor with none, 23,001-45,999 potch (let's say you have 24,999 potch) to use the trick with Dragon Armor.


  1. Buy Dragon Armor.

  2. Choose to equip on Riou.

  3. Since Riou has Dragon Armor on already, you're asked whether you want to sell the previous armor or put it in the bag. Choose either of the two, it doesn't matter.

  4. Before it really happened, there is a question to confirm whether you really want to do that or not. CANCEL (triangle button) twice.

  5. Now you are back at step 2 (the screen to choose who would equip the Dragon Armor on). This time, choose Viktor.

  6. Confirm the purchase. If you do it right, your money would not be reduced at all (so if you start with 25,000 potch, it will stay 25,000 potch).

  7. After that, buy another Dragon Armor, and again choose to put on Viktor. Now that he already has the first Dragon Armor equipped, you'll be asked whether you want to put the old one in the bag or sell it. Doesn't matter what you choose, and confirm.

  8. 999,999 potch.


Another way to think of it:


  1. Person A has expensive armor, Person B has no armor. Have enough money to buy just one of the same type of armor that Person A has.

  2. Buy that same expensive armor and equip on Person A. When Hans says “Decide. Is this ok?” Press the Cancel Button twice.

  3. Go down till Person B is highlighted. Press the Confirm Button repeatedly till you’ve got 999999 potch.


STRONG/BALANCED LARGR-SCALE BATTLE UNITS

  • Riou/Shu/Miklotov

  • Viktor/Tsai/Camus

  • Ridley/Tuta/Pesmerga

  • Kasumi/Freed Y/Yam Koo

  • Kiba/Huan/Annallee

  • Hauser/Adalai/Hanna

  • Georg/Chaco/Koyu

  • Max/Lorelai/Gijimu

  • Gilbert/Apple/Templeton

  • Flik/Nanami/Jeane

  • Teresa/Shin/Jess

  • Ayda/Tai Ho/Emilia

  • Luc/Klaus/Humphrey

  • Mazus/Oulan/Lo Wen


108 BATTLES FOR COLOR OPENING

Riou & Jowy’s Level: 11 EXP: 679 Potch: 27450


UNTIL MERC FORTRESS BURNS DOWN


*KEEP SACRIFICIAL JIZO on BULGAN - will need to give to Adalai later.


KYARO

   [_]  Mukumuku (Examine Tree 3x before meeting Nanami)  

[_]  Old Book 1 (Genkaku’s dojo)   

[_]  Old Pot (genkaku’s dojo)


NORTH SPARROW PASS

  [_]  Double Beat Rune (dropped by cut rabbit, get enough for Riou, Nanami, Jowy, Flik Viktor)


RYUBE

   [_]  Rikimaru  

[_]  Millie  

[_]  Kinnison & Shiro


RYUBE FOREST

  [_]  Killer Rune (dropped by woodpecker; get enough for Nanami, Flik, Viktor, etc)


TOTO

   [_]  Zamza (w/Nanami)  

[_]  Hanna (after burning down)


WHILE ON ERRAND FOR PILIKA


CORONET(MUSE REGION)

   [_]  Recipe 5


HIGHWAY VILLAGE (MATILDA REGION)

   [_]  Rabbit Plans 2 (rare finds)  

[_]  Recipe 26 (rare find)  

[_]  Recipe 32 (from Kent’s mom after saving him from Rakutei)  

[_]  Mayo


MT. RAKUTEI (MATILDA REGION)

   [_]  Dragon Plans 2  

[_]  Unicorn Plans 2  

[_]  Turtle Plans 3 (dropped by Hawkman & Sky Knight)


FOREST PATH TO MATILDA (accessed from Matilda)

   [_]  Sound Set 2 (dropped by doremi elf)  

[_]  Potato (dropped by papa holly)  

[_]  Recipe 29 (dropped by zombie slug)


GREENHILL (GREENHILL REGION)

   [_]  Recipe 20  

[_]  Recipe 25 (rare finds)  

[_]  Old Book 5 (Academy; study room on the top-left side on the first floor, right side of the bookcase on the left side)


FOREST VILLAGE (GREENHILL REGION)

   [_]  Old Book 6 (Person in Trading Post)  

[_]  Sugar (Trading Post)  

[_]  Salt (Trading Post)


MAKE SURE you get enough cool armor & runes & stuff for Viktor & Flik! They won’t be in your party until after you’re out of the Muse area (access to Matilda)


MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY TO MOVE ON BEFORE YOU DROP TSAI OFF AT THE MERC FORTRESS! After that, you cannot leave to level up, upgrade weapons/armor/runes, etc.


You will NOT be able to put Viktor or Flik in your party till much much later, so don’t save anything for them. Your party item space will be at a premium till you get your HQ.


MUSE PORTION


SINDAR RUINS

   [_]  Spark Rune (dropped by double head boss; put on high speed character, like Nanami)  

[_]  Fire Lizard Rune (put on Zamza; weapon)   

[_]  Old Book 2 (right path at double head statue fork; use square plate)


WORLD MAP (MUSE AREA)

   [_]  Gale Rune (dropped by sickle)


MUSE

   [_]  Clive (speak to him, recruit in South Window later) 

  [_]  Old Book 4 (city hall; storage room with Jess scene)   

[_]  Sound Set 1 (from Elza)  

[_]  Tuta (after meeting Anabelle)  

[_]  Recipe 3 (from Huan after recruiting Tuta; Huan joins automatically later)  

[_]  Anita (after meeting Anabelle; flatter her, leave town, repeat. SAVE before talking to her!! If you can’t fulfill a request due to not having a particular item already in your inventory, you will lose the opportunity to get her until much later!)


BURNT MERC FORTRESS

   [_]  Templeton (after being asked by Jess to go to the Highland Camp; find him at the Merc Fortress, then follow him to Toto)


MAKE SURE to get all cool runes OFF Jowy before going to the camp, & all armor OFF before going into Jillia’s tent (the larger tent).


Also, take Zamza with you in your party if you want to give him the Fire Sealing Rune before you have to leave Muse (or you keep carrying it until you get your HQ, and party item space is at a premium).


**After the events at the Highland Camp, you will be unable to change your party or leave Muse until after it falls.


HIGHLAND CAMP

   [_]  Fire sealing rune (put on Zamza)


3rd MAJOR BATTLE

  [_]  Gilbert (Injure, but do not defeat his unit)


BEFORE GETTING ON TAI HO’S BOAT, after beating him at dice, go get the Circus crew, and take them north to Matilda to level up & get good gear before heading South.


Make sure you have enough armor, runes, and weapon runes from Matilda for Flik & Viktor when you finally get them in your party in South Window! Then save their old armor for Freed Y & the Vampire Hunter!


**While you are up there, you can also pass through Two River now (apparently) and can recruit some folk early, which is funny cause you don’t have a castle yet!


TWO RIVER:

   [_]  Hans


LAKEWEST:

   [_]  Tetsu (Be Toasty, eat Fried Tacos from Kobold district in Two River)  

[_]  Taki


NORTH WINDOW PORTION


KUSKUS

   [_]  Recipe 9 (bookshelf in rich house with bridge)  

[_]  Recipe 11 (rare find)


RADAT

   [_]  Sound Set 5 (rare find)  

[_]  Recipe 18 (rare find)  

[_]  Recipe 14 (from cook)


SOUTH WINDOW

   [_]  Old Book 3 (rare find)  

[_]  Friendship Rune (bonsai - embed in Riou’s weapon)


*KEEP the WOODEN SHIELD from Freed Y in inventory to give to Adalai.


CAVE OF THE WIND

   [_]  Blue Gate Rune


NORTH WINDOW

   [_]  Darkness Rune (a child Rune of the Soul Eater; in the Statue Puzzle Room, hidden door by moving the far left statue up before moving the out-of place statue. Picture showing what to do is in the downstairs area that will become the prison/graveyard)   

[_]  Blue Ribbon (Candle Puzzle Room; Light all the lower candles except the one before the last one)


HQ LEVEL 1

After accepting leadership & giving HQ a name


KUSKUS

   [_]  Oulan (all female party; speak w/ woman near entrance then cross bridge)  

[_]  Tai Ho & Yam Koo (Beat at dice - auto plot recruit)


RADAT

   [_]  Amada (defeat in duel after recruiting Tai Ho)  

[_]  Richmond (after coin flipping with him, talk to the first guy in the tavern)  

[_]  Yoshino (Freed Y in party)


SOUTH WINDOW

   [_]  Alex & Hilda  

[_]  Adlai (Sacrificial Jizo from Bulgan, Wooden Shield from Freed Y, Wind Rune from South Window Rune Shop - thrown)  

[_]  Clive (after using the boat once)


LAKEWEST

   [_]  Taki   [_]  Tetsu (Be Toasty, eat Fried Tacos from Kobold district in Two River)  

[_]  Cabbage (Empty barrel between two houses up top)  

[_]  Recipe 16 (shelf in Taki’s house)


TWO RIVER

   [_]  Hans  

[_]  Resurrection Rune (Sewers)  

[_]  Recipe 21 (Landshark - Sewers) BUG Connected to Recipes 12 (Path of the Unicorn) & 34 (Path escaping Greenhill)  

[_]  Recipe 23 (rare find, human region)


KOBOLD VILLAGE

   [_]  Recipe 13 (cook in chief’s house, red bandanna, in the shadows)  

[_]  Recipe 31 (rare find)  

[_]  Exertion Rune (Big pot outside chief’s house)


HQ LEVEL 2


You are free to explore and fill your party with anyone after you get back from Two River, and Shu tells everyone to meet back the next morning. You will wake up, and instead of going to the Council Room to be told that Greenhill has fallen, you can go explore.


COOK OFF IS NOW ACTIVE! Recipe List at Top


RECIPE BUG!!!! TURN IN RECIPES 21, 12, & 34 AT THE SAME TIME! They will most likely be found in this order, and it’s only a short time to hold them in your inventory or vault before turning them all in at once! If you turn in any of these before the others, it will make it impossible for enemies to drop them.

• 21 (found in the Two River Sewers; dropped by Land Shark)

• 12 (found after the events at Two River, when HQ is level 2, in the Path of the Unicorn in Kobold Village, during or after Hix & Tengaar Quest; dropped by Eagle Man)

• 34 (found after the events in Two River, in the path escaping Greenhill the first time; dropped by DoReMi Elf)


RADAT

   [_]  Stallion (Run Away or Let Go over 50 times)


HQ

   [_]  Hai Yo (Kitchen)  

[_]  Turtle Plans 4 (Rope Climbing, 1st Pride, Castle League)


COOK OFF

   [_]  1 - Yu Kum (Recipe 2, Tomato Soup)


FISHING GAME

   [_]  Whitefish (3)  

[_]  Clams (3)  

[_]  Shrimp (3)  

[_]  Salmon (3)


WORD MAP - GREENHILL REGION

Castle must be at level 2

To recruit the squirrels, they must be recruited in order, must have an empty space for each in the party.

You do not need to have every previous squirrel in your current party, just previously recruited, in order. The only squirre that is a Star is Mukumuku. All others are optional and just for fun (& for an epic unite attack).

Stay on the path as much as possible, and enter the villages before returning on the path. It resets the randomized, bringing the wandering squirrels back closer to the path. Many have gotten them right after exiting a town. It helps if you have Stallion, to go fast, catching the squirrel as they wander on the map, before they stray too far away. Running from all battles helps, as they keep moving on the map during battles.

(Also, Chicks can be dropped by Ragged One in the Greenhill area; this is NOT a farm chick!!! This is a bath item!)

   [_]  Makumaku (path between Two River & Greenhill)  

[_]  Mikumiku (path between Greenhill & Forest Villlage)  

[_]  Mekumeku (path between Greenhill & Forest Path)  

[_]  Mokumoku (clearing south of Forest Village)  

[_]  Turtle Plans 1 (Two River area; dropped by Rockadillo)  

[_]  Turtle Plans 2 (Greenhill area, during occupation; dropped by Ragged One)


LAKEWEST

   [_]  Shilo (Beat at dice)  

[_]  Hix & Tengaar (bring Flik or Viktor for an extra scene; only if you’ve loaded in Sui I stuff)


COOK OFF

   [_]  2 - Goetsu (Recipe 8, Buttered Clams)


PATH OF THE UNICORN (KOBOLD - While recruiting Hix & Tengaar)

• Do NOT open the chest closest to the starting point in the forest. It makes it impossible to collect all of Yuzu’s sheep. After recruiting Yuzu, you can find her 4th sheep here. Going back, you’ll see that chest will be open.

   [_]  Recipe 12 (dropped by eagle man) BUG Connected to Recipes 21 (Two River Sewers) & 34 (Greenhill Forest Path - during liberation)   

[_]  Double Strike Rune (dropped by eagle man)


TWO RIVER

   [_]  Sid (Two River Sewers w/ Chaco)  

[_]  Gabocha (Kobold District w/Gengen)  

[_]  Spinach (from Suzu after getting Chaco)  

[_]  Recipe 23 (rare find, human region)  

[_]  Recipe 21 (sewers, dropped by land shark) BUG Connected to Recipes 12 (Path of the Unicorn) & 34 (Greenhill Forest Path - during liberation)


FOREST VILLAGE

   [_]  Wakaba (Riou Level 30)  

[_]  Tony (talk to him twice)  

[_]  Spinach (from elder after recruiting Tony)


MUSE/GREENHILL BORDER

   [_]  Meg & Gadget


GREENHILL

   [_]  Emilia (be honest w/ her after the tour)


GREENHILL FOREST PATH

   [_]  Chimera Rune


AFTER GREENHILL


COOK OFF

   [_]  3 - Shiki (Recipe 17 - Cake)


KOBOLD VILLAGE

   [_]  Yuzu (all animals must be collected after recruiting her)


UNICORN PATH (KOBOLD VILLAGE)

   [_]  Lamb (on the main path toward Siegfried’s tree, if that first chest hasn’t been opened)  

[_]  Mangosh (hidden chest behind tree; can get while recruiting Yuzu)  

[_]  Guard Ring (hidden chest behind tree; can get while recruiting Yuzu)


FOREST PATH TO MATILDA (could have gotten all of these - except Viki - before, during the errand for Pilika)

   [_]  Viki  

[_]  Sound Set 2 (dropped by doremi elf)  

[_]  Potato (dropped by papa holly)  

[_]  Recipe 29 (dropped by zombie slug)


TWO RIVER

   [_]  Jeane


FOREST VILLAGE

   [_]  Lamb  

[_]  Iron Hammer (in Weapon Shop)


LAKEWEST

   [_]  Chick


RADAT

   [_]  Piglet


HIGHWAY VILLAGE

   [_]  Calf


ROCKAXE

*Long Chan Chan is is still in the Rockaxe Inn, but if you bring Wakaba, he becomes suddenly absent. You can bring Wakaba later when you go to Muse for the council meeting, and use the Matilda glitch to go get him.

   [_]  Violence Rune (appraisal shop bookshelf)


ON THE WAY TO TORAN REPUBLIC


COOK OFF

   [_]  4 - Ryuki (Recipe 19 - Pasta)


BANNER

   [_]  Rabbit Plans 3 (rare find)  

[_]  Tomato (rare find)  

[_]  Rose Brooch (rare find; use to recruit Simone later)  

[_]  Potato (woman inside house)  

[_]  Alert Rune (barrel north of the docks)


PATH TO GREGMINSTER

   [_]  Window 1 (dropped by Tiger)  

[_]  Poison Rune


GREGMINSTER

   [_]  Blinking Mirror (from Lepant; automatic)  

[_]  Kasumi OR Valeria (recruit Kasumi to enter Rokakku early. Valeria has the same rune as Anita)

[_]  Copper Hammer (soldier in palace, first room on the right)  

[_]  Old Book 7 (McDohl shrine in palace)  

[_]  Red Pepper (trading post)  

[_]  Soy sauce (trading post)  

[_]  Tomato (person in the street)  

[_]  Recipe 28 (rare find)  

[_]  Recipe 39 (after the McDohl quest, defeat Lester in the cook-off. He will mention Gremio‘s Special Stew)  

[_]  Mother Earth Rune (rare finds)  

[_]  Flowing Rune (rare finds)  

[_]  Cyclone Rune (given by Sarah in Inn)


**After Gregminster; Radat, South Window, and Kuskus will also be inaccessible until after defeating Luca Blight. This means that many things that we’ve been waiting for HQ Level 3 for; we still can’t get until after defeating Luca, since HQ isn’t level 3 until after Gregminster, but we still can’t get to some of these cities until after Luca. So I will put those checklist items in the “after defeating Luca” part


HQ LEVEL 3


COOK OFF

   [_]  5 - Bashok (Recipe 24 - Fried Rice)


FOREST PATH TO MATILDA

   [_]  Badeaux (bring an animal)


FOREST VILLAGE

   [_]  Connell (bring sound set)  

[_]  Ayda & Feather (defeat griffins, use Listening Rune)


PATH OF THE UNICORN (KOBOLD)

   [_]  Sigfried (bring a pure maiden: Tengaar, Sierra, Mikumiku, Nanami; any young woman, use Listening Rune)


HQ/TOTO

   [_]  Tomo (Tsai asks to go to house, take him there)


ROKKAKU (if Kasumi was recruited)

   [_]  Mondo  

[_]  Sasuke   

[_]  Piglet (trading shop)  

[_]  Sound Set 6 (trading shop)  

[_]  Blinking Rune


GREGMINSTER

   [_]  Gordon (earn 50,000 trading)  

[_]  Lorelai (wait until after defeating Luca & bring Killey for extra dialogue)


BEFORE BATTLE WITH LUCA


AFTER SAVING RIDLEY FROM AMBUSH, now is a good time to prepare.


COOK OFF

   [_]  6 - Ryuko (Recipe 22 - Gratin)


SUGGESTED PARTY STRUCTURE for BATTLE w/ LUCA BLIGHT

I like to level everyone intended for my 3 parties to level 40 by grinding on the road to Greminster, and outfit them in the best armor, sharpened weapons, and runes as listed below. The stats listed after every name reflect what they are at level 40. These are just suggestions, but this is how I like to do it.

  • Tank

  • Offensive Rune

  • Healing Rune

  • Balanced Fighter


TANKS #ATT points

  • S Sigfried 365 (Killer, White Saint) - 2 PARTY SPOTS

  • S Feather 331 (Shining Wind, Double Beat)- 2 PARTY SPOTS

  • S Bolgan 258 (Fire Breath, Down)

  • S Zamza 231 (Fire Dragon/Fire Sealing, Fire Lizard)

  • S Oulan 230 (Lion/Angry Dragon, Fire)

  • S Wakaba 225 (White Tiger, Fire)

  • S Mondo 224 (Mayfly, Down)


STRONG MAGIC USERS

  • L Luc (Blue Gate/Cyclone/Pixie, Magic Drain) 9/5/3/1

  • L Rina (Lighting/Fire/Water, Fire) 8/4/2/1

  • L Tengaar (Resurrection/Darkness, Poison) 8/4/2/1


BALANCED

  • M Nanami 169 (Double Beat/Spark, Down)

  • S Camus 189 (Rage, Fire) 6/3/1

  • M Futch 195 (Water, Earth) 6/3/1

  • L Eilie 178 (Lightning, Earth) 6/3/1

  • S Freed Y 172 (Lightning, Earth) 6/3/1

  • L Kinnison 167 (Water, Earth)


PREPARE CHARACTERS

   [_]  Level 40 or higher (train up on Path to Gregminster)  

[_]  Highest armor   

[_]  High healing items (after leveling them all up, go to Hai Yo once, defeat the rival chef, then get a bunch of strong food for all the party members)  

[_]  Runes (balanced in party: offensive/healing; fire sealing if possible - to protect against Luca's many powerful fire attacks; runes for weapons too)

[_]  Weapons sharpened & runes embedded (Kuskus now sharpens up to 11, and though the rest of the town is blocked off, the blacksmith is accessible)  

[_]  Make sure everyone has stayed at the Inn & HP & magic is all the way up!


SUGGESTED PARTY 1

  1. S Flik 201 (Lighting/Double Beat, Lightning) 8/4/2/1

  2. S Sigfried 365 (Killer, White Saint)

  3. S Camus 189 (Rage, Fire) 6/3/1

  4. L Tengaar (Resurrection/Darkness, Poison) 8/4/2/1

  5. *L Sigfried 365 (Killer, White Saint)

  6. M Futch 195 (Water/Earth, Lightning) 6/3/1


SUGGESTED PARTY 2

  1. S Viktor 239 (Violence/Double Beat, Down)

  2. S Bolgan 258 (Fire Breath, Down)

  3. S Oulan 230 (Lion/Angry Dragon, Fire)

  4. L Rina (Lighting/Fire/Water, Fire) 8/4/2/1

  5. M Nanami 169 (Double Beat/Spark, Down)

  6. L Eilie 178 (Lightning/Earth, Lightning) 6/3/1


SUGGESTED PARTY 3

  1. S Freed Y 172 (Lightning, Earth, Lightning) 6/3/1

  2. S Feather 331 (Shining Wind, Double Beat)

  3. S Zamza 231 (Fire Dragon/Fire Sealing, Fire Lizard)

  4. M Riou (Lighting/B. Shield/Double Beat, Friendship)8/4/2/1

  5. *L Feather 331 (Shining Wind, Double Beat)

  6. L Luc (Blue Gate/Cyclone/Pixie, Magic Drain) 9/5/3/1


COOK OFF

(after leveling everyone up & making sure their armor, runes, weapons, and weapon runes are up to date; then go to Hai Yo once, defeat the rival chef, then get a bunch of strong food for all the party members)

   [_]  7 - Antonio (Recipe 30 - Ramen)


STRONG HEALING FOOD FROM HAI YO

  • ***Cream Stew 8/600

  • **Amazing Tempura 7/400

  • **Terikayki 7/400

  • **Fried Rice 6/500

  • Cheesecake 6/450

  • Rising Sun Bento 5/450

  • Tintoburger 5/450

  • BBQ Meat Bun 9/300


JUST BEFORE BATTLE WITH LUCA

  • Talk to Shu FIRST the night before the battle with Luca. Your responses trigger an extra scene with Apple the next morning.

  • Talk to Leona the night before fighting Luca


AFTER DEFEATING LUCA


KUSKUS

   [_]  Karen (Pressing the select button brings up a picture of the controller that indicates the next button(s) to press.

•Press the button immediately after Karen claps.

•Start the button sequence after Riou bounces 3-4 times.


SOUTH WINDOW

   [_]  Maximillian   

[_]  Annallee (first at the Inn)  

[_]  Killey (tell him about Alex, go back to HQ, talk to Alex, go back to South Window & keep talking to him)


RADAT

   [_]  Hoi  

 [_]  Lebrante (Celadon Urn) 

 [_]  Simone (bring rose brooch to sluice gate; brooch found in Banner Rare Finds)


GREGMINSTER

   [_]  Lorelai (if you didn’t get her earlier, bring Kiley for extra dialogue)


TWO RIVER

   [_]  Bob (must have 80 people)


DRAKEMOUTH

   [_]  Calf  

[_]  Cabbage (small bag on crates in storage house)


COOK OFF

   [_]  8 - Gyokuran (Recipe 27 - Tonkatsu) (Gyokuran will steal some recipes during the battle, will return them after when you win)


MUSE PEACE TREATY


ROCKAXE

(use Matilda glitch; it’s possible to get by the guards; but you’ll need to use the blinking mirror to get back, then the boat beck up to Cornet to get to Muse.)

  [_]  Long Chan Chan (bring Wakaba. If possible, put 6 Chinese dishes in the bath before going to recruit LCC, and he’ll show up in the bath; then there will be more funny dialogue when recruiting LCC in Rockaxe. You can get Chinese Dishes from the monsters in the path to Toran; you probably have lots from all the pre-Luca-Battle leveling-up)


WORLD MAP (Muse Area)

   [_]  Double Beat Rune (dropped by white tiger)


NECLORD ARC


COOK OFF

   [_]  9 - Retso - impossible to win, will trick you & take the moon bird recipe


PATH TO TIGERMOUTH

   [_]  Window 2 (dropped by air lizard) 

 [_]  Double strike rune (chest)


TIGERMOUTH

   [_]  Chick (wandering around outside)  

[_]  Old Book 8 (south house, tiny bookshelf)  

[_]  Tomato (person outside)


CROM

   [_]  Tenkou (northeast house, bring window set)


TINTO

   [_]  Raura

  [_]  Dragon Plans 3 (young man in a house over the south east cliff)  

[_]  Unicorn Plans 3 (old man in the other house over the south east cliff)


TINTO MINES

   [_]  Old Book 9  

[_]  Window 5


AFTER NECLORD


WITHIN STORY

  [_]  Jess (accept his apology or he leaves forever)


COOK OFF

   [_]  10 - Lester (Recipe 33 - Sushi) (You must do the McDohl sidequest before defeating Lester if you want him to tell you about Gremio’s Special Stew)


TINTO

   [_]  Mother Earth Rune (from Gustav)


MOUNTAIN PATH TO TIGERMOUTH/DRAKEMOUTH

   [_]  Georg Prime  

[_]  Window 2 (dropped by air lizard)  

[_]  Double strike rune (chest)


SOUTH WINDOW

   [_]  Gangetsu (party combined strength 400+)


BEFORE LIBERATING GREENHILL

  • Talk to Leona the night before going to liberate greenhill.


GREENHILL FOREST PATH - DURING LIBERATION

   [_]  Recipe 34 (DoReMi Elves; the yellow one?) BUG Connected to Recipes 12 (Path of the Unicorn) & 21 (Two River Sewers)


AFTER GREENHILL LIBERATION

(You will go to the Great Hall and speak to Shu automatically. You can “wait a minute” before liberating Muse to go on a recruitment drive.)


COOK OFF

   [_]  11 - Retso (Recipe 38 - Sashimi Combo)


KUSKUS

   [_]  Tessai (bring Viktor)


GREENHILL

   [_]  Pico (Inn; Annallee recruited)  

[_]  Rabbit Plans 4 (rare find)  

[_]  Window 6 (rare find)  

[_]  Old Book 10 (villager in dorm basement)  

[_]  Piglet (outside academy)  

[_]  Rage Rune (Rune master)  

[_]  Silver Hammer (student in Academy; blacksmith room, after recruiting Tessai)  

[_]  Jude (Academy; talk to him, go get him clay from Forest Village)


GRENNHILL WORLD MAP

   [_]  Spinach (dropped by eye flower)


FOREST VILLAGE

   [_]  Sound Set 7 (Connell’s sister)


TINTO

   [_]  Alberto (Weapon Shop; Annallee & Pico recruited)


HQ LEVEL 4

(After all the recruiting after greenhill, your HQ will be at level 4.)


ROKKAKU (if Valeria)

   [_]  Mondo  

[_]  Sasuke   

[_]  Piglet  

[_]  Sound Set 6 (trading shop)


RADAT

   [_]  Vincent (bring Simone to Sluice Gate)


KUSKUS (BOAT TO CORNET)

   [_]  Genshu (at least one level 14 weapon, Tessai can with the Silver Hammer)


CAVE OF THE WIND

   [_]  Pesmerga (at the end, where you got the sword)


TINTO MINES

   [_]  Mazus


BY NOW, YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL 108!!!

There is a scene where Kiba meets Shu in his room. After that, you must make sure you have all 108 before moving on. Once you speak to Shu after that, it triggers a scene with everyone in the Great Hall. Leknaat appears here. If you don’t have all 108 by this time, you won’t get the proper ending.


SUGGESTED STRONGEST PLAYERS FOR THE FINAL BATTLESALL LEVEL 50 or ABOVE (level up on the Greenhill path, bring Needles)


MAGIC USERS

  • S Luc (Blue Gate/Cyclone/Pixie, Magic Drain) 9/6/3/2

  • S Mazus (Blue Gate/Thunder/Fire) 9/6/3/2

  • L Rina (Mother Earth/Rage/Water) 9/5/2/1

  • L Tengaar (Resurrection/Thunder) 9/5/3/1


FIGHTERS

  • S Viktor 335 (Double-Beat, Fury, or Violence)

  • S Pesmerga 341 (Counter) 7/4/2/1

  • S Georg Prime 345 (Double-Beat)


BALANCED

  • S Flik 310 (Thunder, Double-Beat) 9/5/3/1

  • M Nanami 259 (Double Beat/Spark, Down)

  • M Riou (Prosperity/Bright Shield/Double Beat, Friendship)


ALSO CHECK YOUR BATTLE UNIT FORMATION!


ROCKAXE MISSION


KNOW BEFORE ROCKAXE: HOW TO SAVE NANAMI

  • In order to save Nanami and see the "best" ending, you must first gather the 108 Stars of Destiny before choosing to invade Rockaxe. You will know you have accomplished this task if Leknaat appears during the rally and unlocks the fourth level spell of the Bright Shield, Forgiver Sign. Then Nanami must have a total DEF value of 121 or greater (you can use equipment to boost her DEF) when she and Riou reach Gorudo during the siege of Matilda Castle.

  • When confronting Gorudo, when Nanami tries to deflect arrows to protect you, you must select either dialogue option RIGHT AWAY (there is a time limit for this dialogue selection).

  • You know you’ve succeeded if afterwards, Huan pulls Shu aside for a private word after he claims to have failed to save Nanami (Please note that Nanami will still be unavailable for the rest of the game).

  • With that being said, in order to see Nanami alive you must get the "best" ending, which consists of not entering the meeting room in your castle but instead going to Tenzan Pass to meet Jowy at the place the friends swore to wait for each other if separated.

  • Do not defeat Jowy in the duels he forces upon Riou, and when he tries to give you his true rune, keep rejecting it. Eventually, the end sequence will start.


ROCKAXE CASTLE

   [_]  Dragon Plans 4  

[_]  Unicorn Plans 4   

[_]  Recipe 36 (dropped by Highlands Soldier in the castle infiltration)


ROCKAXE (after liberation)

   [_]  Old Book 11 (armor/item shop basement; now accessible)  

[_]  Thunder Rune (speak to blue knight beyond the area where Gorudo was defeated)  

[_]  Recipe 37 (beyond the area where Gorudo was defeated)  

[_]  Turn Recipes 36 & 37 in AT THE SAME TIME


HIGHWAY VILLAGE (After Rockaxe liberation)

   [_]  Calf (yes, another one, now after the Greenhill, Matilda, & Muse liberation)


GUARDIAN DEITY OPTIONS (Head/Body/Legs/Tail)

  • Fury Crystal (berserk) D/D/U/U

  • Prosperity (x2 Potch) & Fortune Crystals (x2 EXP) R/T/R/T

(There are more options than these, but these are the ones I like. Only the first combination chosen yields a reward. For a complete list of combinations and their rewards, check suikosource.com )


COOK OFF

   [_]  12 - Jinkai (Recipe 40 - Kaiseki Dinner)


AFTER MUSE LIBERATION

MUSE

   [_]  Old Book 12 (villager in tavern)  

[_]  Recipe 35 (rare find)  

[_]  Flowing Rune (villager, rune Shop, 2nd floor)  

[_]  Fury Rune (rune shop rare finds)



WORLD MAP (MUSE AREA)

   [_]  Double Beat Rune (dropped by white tiger)


BEFORE INVADING HIGHLAND (where Shu uses himself as bait)

  • Put Tsai in Viktor's unit. If you're lucky, the Fire Spear will defeat Leon, and you'll get to hear his very rare "defeat" speech.


KYARO (interact with the Home Tree)

   [_]  30 Potch  

[_]  Trio Painting 

 [_]  Hunter Rune


SAJAH VILLAGE

   [_]  Golden Hammer (rare find)  

[_]  Lamb (rare find)


L’RENOUILLE

   [_]  Window 7  

[_]  Fury Rune



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