At high levels, Ayla is a very useful member of the party, as her BronzeFist
Will do 9,999 damage on a critical hit (Ayla has a 10% critical hit rate).
The Gloom Cape, Gloom Helm and DoomSickle are frequently missed pieces of
equipment. Although they can only be equipped on Magus, as the Gloom Cape and
Gloom Helmet are some of the best pieces of armor in the game they are worth
getting. In Ozzie's Fort, in the room with the guillotine over the treasure
chest, there is a fake wall opposite the stairs leading further into Ozzie's
fort. It is possible to walk through this wall and you will end up in a room
with the aforementioned items.
||In 12000 BC visit Kajar. Open the books that have elemental
properties in this order; water, wind, fire. In the secret door
that opens up, examine the Poyozo Doll to receive the Black
| Blue Rock
||Located in a chest in the Giant's Claw in 600 AD.
| Gold Rock
||In the Denadoro Mountains in 600 AD. After completing the
sidequest with Cyrus' ghost and obtaining the upgraded Masamune,
make Frog the leader of your party and go back to the Denadoro
Mountains. Find the Freelancer that throws rocks and stand still.
Frog will catch one of the rocks; this is the Gold Rock.
||Obtained from a Nu at the back of the ruined Laruba village in
||In a treasure chest in the Black Omen.
In 1000 AD, after Marle's pendant begins to act like Schala's, there is a
pyramid-like structure north of Medina Village. You can access this to
receive either the Safe Helm or a weapon for Crono, the Swallow. The Swallow
is a fairly mediocre weapon so it is advised that you choose the Safe Helm,
as it cuts physical damage received by 1/3.
*Luminaire, *Flare and *DarkMatter are the three most powerful single
techniques in the game. They are more powerful than almost any double tech
and frequently do more damage than triple techs. The only skill that rivals
the three of them being used sequentially, is the triple tech, Omega Flare.
It is recommended that after you receive these skills, and before Ayla
becomes level 96 or over, that your party frequently contains Magus, Crono
and Lucca. If it is not possible to have all three characters in your party,
you should have as many as possible. Alternatively, a party consisting of
Crono, Robo and Frog should be considered. All three are hard hitters, and
with Crono's *Luminaire and Robo's Shock, they are fairly strong magically
also. The main advantage over the other recommended party is that Robo and
Frog have the Cure Wave double tech, which restores all HP for the party.
There are two battles in the game that you are not required to win. Both take
place in Zeal. The first is when Dalton summons his first Golem to fight you.
This fight is fairly difficult so if you don't win, it doesn't matter; the
outcome in the game is the same whether you win or lose, you will only miss
out on some experience, Tec points and G. Also, when Queen Zeal summons Lavos
to fight you the first time, in the Ocean Palace, you are expected to
lose. It will be a very difficult fight, with a bit of challenge even on New
Game +, so on your first game it is probably best just to let your party be
defeated; there is no sense in using items when you are more than likely to
lose even when using items.
Spekkio, the Master Of War. Spekkio, takes on multiple forms depending on
your character's levels. If no character is over level 9, he appears as a
Frog, defeat him and receive a Magic Tab. If your highest level character has
a level between 10 and 19 Spekkio appears as a Kilwala, and when defeated,
gives you a Magic Tab and 5 Ethers. If the highest level character is between
level 20 and 29, he is a Goblin and will give you a Magic Tab and 5 Mid
Ethers. From level 30 – 39, he will give you a Magic Tab and 5 Full Ethers.
If your character is over level 39, but not maxed out, you will encounter
Spekkio as Masa Mune. You will receive 1 Magic Tab, 1 Power Tab, 1 Speed Tab
and 10 Elixirs. If any character is at level ** Spekkio will appear as a red-
colored Nu. You will be given 10 Magic Tabs, 10 Power Tabs and 10 Speed Tabs.
You will also receive 10 Mega Elixirs