Home > Guides > The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Walkthrough and Achievement Guide

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Walkthrough and Achievement Guide

A step by step guide for Cold Steel IV on completing side quests, gathering character notes, filling out the monster guide, and everything else you need to collect every achievement.

While this guide covers all of the achievements, it does not include all missable items in the game.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Walkthrough and Achievement Guide

This guide covers all of the things you’ll need to get every achievement for the game. There are a number of missables that are not included. In the interest of keeping this guide concise, I left out almost everything not achievement related.

If you haven’t already played Trails of Cold Steel III, stop and complete that first. This game picks up immediately after the events of the first game and assumes you’re already aware of what is happening. It is essentially part 2 of one long story.

First Playthrough

Trails of Cold Steel IV returns to the two playthrough for all achievements formula. You are unable to get all of the character notes and bonding achievements in a single playthrough. However, you don’t need to carry anything over from your first game to get everything the second run.

Second Playthrough

On your second playthrough you should choose the maximum bonding points option. The character notes/special memories that you miss in the first run are all attached to bonding events on 8/27 during the game. Other than that, you’re free to carry over whatever you wish.

Notes on Achievements

A new feature in Cold Steel IV is the addition of a green check mark next to every completed monster entry, recipe, and character profile. This makes it significantly easier to identify what you may be missing in each area. There is also a treasure chest counter on the main tab.

You can backtrack to almost every area during the finale, so don’t panic too much if you’re missing a fish, recipe, chest, or regular monster entry.

For the “Chronicle of Battle” achievement, enemies must be analyzed, not just defeated, in order to count. This can be done using battle scope, certain characters’ detector craft, or using the Analyze quartz. The Dragon Vision quartz will provide the information but only if the character carrying it deals the final blow. Simply fighting monsters will also fill in their entry, but it may take multiple encounters to gather all of the information.

There are a few cryptids that appear in certain areas throughout the game. I did not add them to the enemy list when they’re first available as your team is likely too weak to take them on. The last time they are available to fight is on 9/1 during the finale. I made a note with their locations to take care of them then.

The game allows for quite a bit of leeway when it comes to receiving the A0 Rank for the “The Magnificent Class VII” achievement. You will only need 310 of the possible 336 AP to complete this.

The individual male bonding achievements were eliminated in Cold Steel IV. Instead, you’ll need to max their bond level to 5 stars and spend a ticket on all of the men on the same playthrough for the “Playing with the Boys” achievement.

With the exception of two characters, the female bonding achievements are all associated with romantic encounters. To earn them, you’ll need to maximize their bond, view both of the special bonding moments with each character (marked with a heart on the minimap), spend a ticket on them, and choose to meet up with them the night of the 8/31. Gifts and Vantage Masters provide a boost to the bonding level, but aren’t necessary when playing with maximum bonding points.

Use the Moon Lens quartz to see chest locations on the mini map. This is available early in act 1 if you exchange Analyze R and U-material for it at the exchange shop.

You will need to have a record of every version of all of the recipes for the “Ashen Chef-alier” achievement. Keep at least one of every superb, unique, and peculiar dish. You will need to give them to 3 characters throughout the game to increase the unity grade and unlock a master quartz.

Prologue

Start the game on Nightmare difficulty

8/1

ORCHIS TOWER
– Chests and enemies in the tower do not count toward the chest/battle note achievements

ERYN
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 1 from Lemuric General Store

Act 1 – Part One

8/2

SAINT-GRAL LABYRINTH 1
– 6 treasure chests (two are hidden down the hallway near the entrance)
– Finish the boss battle without any characters KO’d +3 AP
– Enemies: homing mold, mizerambler, masked magewraith, rubbletroll, Crimson Roselia

Total treasure chests = 6

8/7

ERYN
– Talk to Liese in Lux Lunae Inn for the tasty potato chowder recipe
– Talk to Sigyn in the fortune teller’s house for Three & Nine 1
– Talk to Euclase in the village center. Fishing spot nearby (cangiru, snow crab, carp, kasagin)
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 2 in Lemuric General Store

EERIE WOODS – SOUTH
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: astral butterfly, sleepfrog, silver fang, devil flower, sylvan banshee

ISTHMIA GREAT FOREST
– 4 treasure chests
– Defeat the wanted monster
– Fishing spot (cangiru, kasagin, carp, snow crab)
– Enemies: dedigaga, starer, great zan su

WEST SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY
– 3 treasure chests
– Enemies: simiamanita, brockary, hypnotoad

SAINT-ARKH – RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
– Buy delicate millefeuille at April Cafe & Inn to learn recipe
– Buy the Moebius master quartz at Chamber’s Orbal Factory
– You can exchange U-material and the Analyze R quartz for the Moon Lens quartz at Demeter exchange & Antiques

SAINT-ARKH – CATHEDRAL SQUARE
– In Albion Department Store, buy The Chosen One 1 at Ernool Used Books
– Cathedral for plot

SAINT-ARKH – NOBLE DISTRICT
– Marquis’ mansion for plot

SAINT-ARKH – RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
– Luna Crest Apartments for plot

SOUTH SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY 1
– 3 treasure chests (before ex. camp)
– Fishing spot (snow crab, cangiru, carp, red perch)
– Enemies: pom, vampskipper, jeweled ripper, rhinocider

SOUTH SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY FIELD EX. CAMP
– Enemy: Magic Knight Sigheim

SOUTH SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY 1
– 1 treasure chest (after ex. camp)

SOUTH SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY 2
– 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Fishing spot (red perch, snow crab, cangiru, carp)
– Enemies: feathered guest, neo mantis

PARM
– Talk to Lakelord II in the inn for Three & Nine 2
– Talk to Father Hobbins in the chapel to start his quest. Collect all of the ingredients and report back
– Fishing spot (kasagin, carp, snow crab, cangiru)
– Training hall for plot
– Vantage Masters against Pablo. Win for Dullmdalla cards

OLD AGRIA ROAD
– 5 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (cangiru, snow crab, tiger arowana, carp)
– Enemies: egg-guard snake, fanged wolf, emperor sparrow, crimowl, fell hydra

DRACO SHRINE
– 5 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: adamanelion, wyvern warrior, wyvern wizard, petrifying hydra, stone domina

PARM BYROAD
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Fishing spot (carp, snow crab, cangiru, tiger arowana)
– Area 2: 5 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (cangiru, snow crab, carp, tiger arowana)
– Enemies: kumanba, forest mosquito, ogrefly, tagamemnon, doom spinner, queen kumanba

TITUS GATE
– Photo spot near entrance, report to Rex
– Buy luxurious cheese doria in the rest area
– Talk to both patrons in the rest area

HAMEL ROAD
– Area 1: 5 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (tiger arowana, red perch, cangiru, carp)
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (tiger arowana, snow crab, kasagin, red perch)
– Continue to Hamel ruins for plot
– In second battle, reduce all opponents to 50% HP in 35 turns +5 AP
– Enemies: bite plant, bomb grass, feeler blob, king snail, hamel kong, bite plant king, blade cougar, Enhanced Jaegar – rifle, Enhanced Jaegar – greatsword, Gilbert, Xeno, Leo, Jaegar King

Total treasure chests = 52

8/9

ERYN
– Vantage Masters against Elliot in Roselia’s Atelier. Win for Recu cards
– In the inn, talk to Liese to start her quest
– In the general store, buy the cards Marme, Blyx, Wall, Fighter and Sister

SAINT-GRAL LABYRINTH 2
– 6 treasure chests
– Collect mandrake root from the blood monad
– Enemies: blood monad, vampire bat, grimblade, gargoylorus

ERYN
– Report back to Liese

Total treasure chests = 58

8/10

ERYN
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 3 at Lemuric General Store

EERIE WOODS – NORTH
– 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (rockeater, cangiru, carp, tiger arowana)
– Enemies: weed beetle, dog mummy, agilataran

AVON HILLS
– 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: tail jumper, hyenadon, gourd boar, ice condor, rock bison, crushbone boar

MILSANTE BYROAD 1
– 2 treasure chests
– Enemies: grass drome, koboldfly, fate spinner, rainbow mosquito

MILSANTE
– Buy If You Said Goodbye 1 from the general goods store
– Buy Minotauras master quartz from the orbal factory
– Go upstairs for plot
– Go to the deck on the 2nd floor of White Birch Inn for a photo spot. Report to Rex
– Inn for plot

LAKE GALA BYROAD
– 1 treasure chest
– Fishing spot (sky gill, red perch, rockeater, rainbow trout)

LUNA SHRINE
– Enemy: lilithdomina

MILSANTE BYROAD 1
– 3 treasure chests

MILSANTE BYROAD 2
– 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: neo roach, pestcargot

RAQUEL
– Deck Pub & Diner buy spaghetti bolognese
– Vantage Masters against Sister Olaf in the chapel. Win for D-Arma cards
– Hermit Bar & Inn for plot
– Talk to Chris near the fountain to start his quest.
– Talk to Peugeot in the casino. On the 2nd floor, talk to Marjorie for Three & Nine 3
– Talk to Ridner in front of theater then Stan in Decker Pub & Diner.
– Fast travel back to White Birch Inn and talk to Alban for the delicious fish pie recipe.
– Give Stan the superb dish version ‘artisan special pie’ for +2 AP

NORTH LANGEUDOC CANYON
– Area 1: 2 treasure chests
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (rainbow trout, sky gill, tiger arowana, rockeater)
– Enemies: billgaso, celestial scaran, mother billgasso, dancing owl, dahng tiger, rockbuster, great abyss

OLD LAMARE ROAD
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– In the lodge, buy acerbic tomato pizza
– Fishing spot (cobrahead, tiger arowana, rockeater, rainbow trout)
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests
– Photo spot midway along path. Report to Rex
– Enemies: magma drone, crop muchling, rolling stone, juicy organ, giant crop muncher, rock spider

ALSTER
– Vantage Masters against Tilia. Win for Kyria-Bell cards

OSGILIATH BASIN
– 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Reduce Fritz & Ada to 0% HP and Cedric & Shirley to 50% HP in 40 turns or fewer +3 AP
– Enemies: lantern spider, carabase, death scorp, guelmar, scorpion king, Fritz, Ada, Shirley, Cedric

Total treasure chests = 90

Act 1 – Part Two

8/13

ERYN
– Talk to Emma in Rose’s Atelier for her 1st note
– Vantage Masters against Fie in the inn. Win for Blaze cards
– In herbalist’s home talk to Auler for her quest. Choose correct answers +2 AP

  • tennis
  • Mishette
  • To commemorate the War of the Lions
  • 3rd choice (varies)
  • Choose any answer

SAINT-GRAL LABYRINTH 3
– 5 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: spike jellyfish, kijimun, achen crusher, mega kraken

Total treasure chests = 95

8/14

EAST CROSSBELL HIGHWAY
– Area 3: 1 treasure chest
– Fishing spot
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot
– Area 1: 2 treasure chests
– Enemies: acerbic tomartian, ripper neo, harimander, softshelion, neo fall eagle, blade fang, magic knight dynagram

Total treasure chests = 102

8/15

EAST STREET
– Buy miso noodle from noodle stand
– Fishing spot (puffer, snow crab, azelfish, cobalt crab)
– Talk to Addison in RF Crossbell Branch

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
– Visit Arc en Ciel Theater
– Buy midnight cola from Jazz Bar
– Talk to Imelda twice in her antique shop

CENTRAL SQUARE
– In Vingt-Sept Cafe, talk to Flotte for Three & Nine 4
– In department store, buy Imperial Chronicles and A Coco Panda’s Tale
– In orbal store, talk to Wendy. Buy Katze master quartz

WEST STREET
– Talk to Oscar in bakery
– Visit CNS Crossbell News Service
– Bellheim Apartments for plot

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
– Casino for plot

GEOFRONT X
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests
– Enemies: saccharine tomartian, rozu, tri-copter, torso mk III, great geenew, empress geenew, genesic clown

WEST STREET
– In Villa Raisin Apartments, talk to the maid for Sully’s 1st note
– Talk to Grace in CNS office to start her quest. Collect info and report back

URSULA ROAD
– Area 1: 3 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (cobalt crab, snow crab, azelfish, puffer)
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests
– Photo spot. Report to Rex
– Fishing spot (puffer, azelfish, rainbow trout, cobalt crab)

STELLA SHRINE
– 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: armored veil, mke maus, misfortune-teller, star lamboda, nebras domina

URSULA ROAD
– Area 3: 4 treasure chests
– Defeated wanted monsters marked on map
– Fishing spot (forest gill, tiger arowana, cobrahead, noble carp)
– Enemies: harpoon hornet, bracken onkey, coco panda, terribrous, forest snail, mauseating tomartian, goldflier, spineedler, fire beetle, gordi ossa, man o’ war, bennu nucleus

ST URSULA
– Buy XL hashed rice in the inn
– Upstairs for plot

MISHELAM RESORT
– Fishing spot
– Restaurant for plot

MISHELMA WONDERLAND
– Photo spot, report to Rex
– Vantage Masters against Mishy. Win for Uptide cards
– Visit marked places on map
– Speak to Harold for quest. Follow clues to find Colin. Choose “A whitestone” for +2 AP

LAKE ELM WETLANDS
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (forest gill, tiger arowana, cobrahead, noble carp)
– First battle reduce all enemies health to 50% within 40 turns +3 AP
– Enemies: cryon bit, mist flower, rime butterfly, massibrus, dimension gravemaker, Campanella, Lechter, Kreuger

Total treasure chests = 128

Fragments

8/17

ERYN
– Talk to Liese twice in inn to buy strawberry jam
– Talk to Gandolf in his factory for his quest
– In general goods store, talk to Renne twice to add Estelle as Pom! Pom! Party! opponent
– Vantage Masters against KeA. Win for Tiffenall cards

EERIE WOODS
– Collect ingredients for Gandolf

SAINT-GRAL LABYRINTH 4
– 6 treasure chests
– Enemies: octofien, blurred sadow, ultimate being, arachne graia

BLACK WORKSHOP
– Area A1: 4 treasure chests
– Area B1: 4 treasure chests
– Area C1: 7 treasure chests
– Area A2: 4 treasure chests
– Area B2: 4 treasure chests
– Area C2: 4 treasure chests
– There are multiple battles after completing Area C2. In the 5th battle, reduce one enemy’s HP to 50% for +5 AP. Reduce both enemies’ HP to 50% at the same time for an additional +5 AP. The game will notify you of this requirement prior to fighting
– Enemies: easy trigger, mein gada, prototron, hecatoncheir, generot, killerpillar, sol blein, oz mirage ‘crimson’, oz mirage ‘cobalt’, easy trigger g (found during boss battle with Georg), Georg, Red Rossweisse, Ines, Ennea, McBurn, ???, Arianrhod, Osborne

Total treasure chests = 161

Act 2 – Part One

8/19

ERYN
– Vantage Masters against Roselia in her atelier. Win for Reduce cards
– Buy Chosen One 2 and Imperial Chronicle 5 at the general store
– Use hot spring for +5 Unity Points

MEKABAH
– Vantage Masters against Laura in break room. Win for Knight card
– Talk to Altina twice on the deck for the pendant
– Talk to Machias in Reference Room to play Pom! Pom! Party! against him

BYRONIA ISLAND
– 4 treasure chests, 2 trial chests
– Fishing spot near ship (blue marlin, puffer, cobalt crab, spiky puffer)
– Fishing spot near waterfall (elecantus, tiger arowana, cobrahead, forest gill)
– Photo spot near waterfall. Report to Rex
– Fishing spot on pier (spiky puffer, puffer, cobalt crab, blue marlin)
– Enemies: zippoda, spark herb, spike geller, volg tiger, scalyptera

SOL SHRINE
– Enemies: Crow, Duvalie

8/20

MERKABAH
– Talk to Rosine twice for her 1st note
– Talk to Juna to play her in Pom! Pom! Party! and Vantage Masters.
– Buy Pandora master quartz
– Attend Fie’s bonding event for her 1st note

PARM
– Buy creamy risotto from the inn
– Vantage Masters against Anton. Win for Gia Bro cards
– Talk to Kain in chapel for his 1st note
– In manager’s residence, speak to Galart to start his quest. Complete and report back.

TITUS GATE
– Talk to Orvis to start his quest
– Photo spot outside. Report to Rex

PARM BYROAD
– Area 1: Collect ambergris
– Defeat wanted monsters
– Area 2: Collect ambergris then travel to Old Argia road to complete quest
– Enemies: creepink sheep, creepink squad

ERYN
– Visit hot springs with Crow and Duvalie for +5 Unity Points
– Buy Thief and Witch cards at general goods store

BYRONIA ISLAND
– 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Photo spot near statue, report to Rex
– Talk to Annabelle in the lodge to unlock the fishing spot behind the waterfall (snow white)
– Enemies: sasa panda, sidelle, armored dino, ancienct ossa

Total treasure chests = 168

8/21

WEST LAMARE HIGHWAY
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Area 1: 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: creepy sheep, silver drome, fell broodmother, hinomikoto, hornbore, omegacean

BUSINESS DISTRICT
– In Riviera Court, talk to Vincent to start his quest. Visit marked places/people inside
– Buy bittersweet tomato gelato at the ice cream stand

NOBLE DISTRICT
– Talk to Butler Oliver in the mansion

HARBOR DISTRICT
– Talk to sailor near docks for Three & Nine 5
– Fishing spot (pink azelfish, puffer, cobalt crab, spiky puffer)
– Visit the inn

NORTH STREET
– Buy sea breeze bouillabaisse in the inn
– Talk to lady in front of flower shop
– Talk to Strauss in his factory

BUSINESS DISTRICT
– In Kleist Mall, buy If You Said Goodbye 2. Talk to Herman
– Vantage Masters against Vincent. Win for Tarbyss cards

NORTH STREET
– Inn for plot

WATERWAY
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: tom beetle, red hammerhead, murder organ, absorbling, IDF member (black), IDF member (blonde)

MANSION
– Enemies:Captain Engels, RMP Troop member, Major Claire, Red Rossweisse

Total treasure chests = 182

8/22

MERKABAH
– Talk to Kurt to add him to Pom! Pom! Party!. Win Vantage Masters against him
– Vantage Masters against Angelica. Win for Amoltamis cards
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 6 from Emma
– Attend Alisa’s bonding event for her 1st note

RAQUEL
– Buy crispy pickels from inn. Talk to Kaela upstairs to start her quest
– Talk to marked characters for quest. After leaving pawn shop, chase target toward casino +2 AP

ALSTER
– Talk to Mirio to start her quest

OSGILIATH BASIN
– 3 treasure chests, 2 trial chests
– Photo spot, report to Rex
– Enemies: luminous rat, sinister hornet grass hydra, sepith bison, grand kumanba

MERKABAH
– Talk to Ryuna in workshop

ERYN
– Use hot springs with Angelica and 3 other girls for +5 Unity Points
– Talk to Gandolf

PARM
– Talk to Dwight in his factory

ALSTER
– Report back to Mirio

WEST LAMARE HIGHWAY
– Talk to Leonara at the training camp for her 1st note
– Defeat wanted monsters in area 2
– Enemies: scyllamarme, nastilus

OLD LAMARE ROAD
– Talk to Edel for her 1st note

Total treasure chests = 185

8/23

CATHEDRAL SQUARE
– Buy refreshing berry shake from juice stall to learn recipe
– Talk to group nearby for plot

NOBLE DISTRICT
– Mansion for plot

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
– Inn for plot

CATHEDRAL SQUARE
– Talk to Albert to start his quest

NORTH SUTHERLAND HIGHWAY
– Area 1: 2 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Fishing spot (gold salmon, red perch, rockeater, noble carp)
– Enemies: iron vise, stone fly, attack dog, mothro, danghorn, thunder dino, tainted stallion

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
– Apartments for plot

DREKNOR FORTRESS
– Area 1: 3 treasure chests
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests
– In final boss battle, no team members can be KO’d at the time the battle ends +2 AP
– Enemies: sneak gunner g, sneak gunner r, sneak gunner m, phalanx J9, zephyranthos, pale apache II, 4th division soldier – sword, 4th division soldier – gun, Neithardt, General Craig

Total treasure chests = 197

8/24

MERKABAH
– Vantage Masters aganst Alisa. Win for Oonvievle cards
– Talk to Juna to add Elie as Pom! Pom! Party! opponent
– Bonding event with Machias for his 2nd note
– Bonding event with Alfin for her 1st note
– Bonding event with Laura for her 2nd note

SAINT-ARKH – NOBLE DISTRICT
– In mansion, Vantage Masters against the marquis. Win for transmute cards

SAINT-ARKH – CATHEDRAL SQUARE
– Talk to Lady Rimabella to start her quest

ALSTER
– Look at case in Kai & Tilia’s house

HAMEL ROAD
– Look at case in flower patch

TITUS GATE
– Talk to Nash for Three & Nine 6

SAINT-GRAL LABYRINTH 1
– Look at case in depths

ERYN
– Hot springs with Agate and Tita for +5 AP

WEST LANGUEDOC CANYON ROAD
– 3 treasure chests, 1 trial chest

ROCK PATIO
– 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: death squirm, dong, bundidge, elder burdon, abyss worm, calvary lancer, jagd cougar, saber cougar, Nidhoggr – rifle, Nidhoggr – greatsword, former Northern Jaegar – rifle, former Northern Jaeger – greatsword

OLD LAMARE ROAD
– Defeat wanted monster
– Enemy: eldergeist

Total Treasure Chests = 204

Act 2 – Part Two

8/25

MILSANTE
– Vantage Masters in inn against Josette. Win for Shadow card

LAKE GALA BYROAD
– 2 treaure chests, 1 trial chest
– Photo spot. Report to Rex
– New fishing spot (northern arowana, tiger arowana, rainbow trout, elecantus)
– Enemies: baba batusi, ice drom, death isces wild dang

LEEVES
– Carnegie Books & Games to buy A Coco Panda’s Tale 2
– Barneys Tavern & Inn learn delicious cheese curry recipe
– 2 fishing spots (quicksilver carp, kasagin, snow crab, sky gill)
– In Neinvalli Exchange, talk to Jessica twice for her 1st note

THORS BRANCH CAMPUS
– Outside: 1 treasure chest
– Main building: 2 treasure chests
– Rooftop: 1 treasure chest
– Clubhouse: 1 treasure chest
– Pool/training ground: 2 treasure chests
– Cafeteria: 1 treasure chest
– Platform: 1 treasure chest
– Enemies: student – gun A, student – sword A, student – sword c, tri-attacker R2, tri attacker hg, phalanx J9, student – gun B, student – sword B, gespard gerrod

EINHEL KEEP
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests
– In final battle, defeat all opponents within 100 turns +3 AP
– Enemies: dovon pro, diver bit EX, gigant organ, zephyranthes S, teropes, stratos diver ex, Ada, Fritz, Michael, student A – gun, student A – sword, student B – sword

Total treasure chests = 225

8/26

MERKABAH
– Talk to Ash twice to add Pom! Pom! Party! Win Vantage Masters against him
– Vangtage Masters against Celine. Win for Expel cards
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 7 from Rosine
– Bonding event with Elise for her 1st note
– Bonding event with Elliot for his 2nd note
– Bonding event with Jusis for his 1st note

ERYN
– Talk to Dallier to start his quest. Fast travel to each location and report back to complete quest
– Use hot springs with Tio and Randy +5 UP

PARM
– Talk to Lord Quinn to start his quest. Talk to all required characters to complete quest

MILSANTE
– Talk to Kopan on 2nd floor to unlock new fishing spot on Lake Gala Byroad (estrella)

ALSTER
– Learn Aster plate recipe at inn
– Talk to Tilia near entrance for Three & Nine 7

AVON HILLS
– Defeat wanted monster
– Enemies: rostrum, rostrum bug

PANTAGRUEL
– Vantage Masters against Lloyd. Win for Da-Colm cards
– Plot
– Team A, Area 1: 1 treasure chest
– Team B, Area 1: 1 treasure chest
– In 3rd boss battle, reduce all opponents’ HP to 50% +3 AP (the battle will immediately end once Mariabell hits 50%)
– In 4th boss battle, reduce all opponents’ HP to 50% +3 AP (the battle will immediately end once Cedric hits 50%)
– Enemies: crimson cougar, Red Constellation rifle, Red Constellation greatsword, Gareth, sneak gunner g, sneak gunner r, sneak gunner m, blade cougar, balance clown, sleipnir f2x, enhanced jaeger – rifle, enhanced jaeger – greatsword, Gilbert’s Apache, Xeno, Leo, Lechter, Georg, Jaeger King, Cedric, Ines, Ennea, Kreuger, Campanella, Shirley, Mariabell

Total treasure chests = 227

Act 3 – Part One

8/27

COURAGEOUS II
– Talk to Pablo on bridge for his 2nd note
– Use shower room for +5 UP
– Talk to Duvalie twice to play Vantage Masters. Win for Paladin card
– Talk to Emma to add to Pom! Pom! Party!
– Buy The Chosen One 3 and the Sorcerer and Swordsman cards at the ship’s general store
– Buy Oberon quartz from Tita

LUNA SANCTUARY
– 6 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: kijimunmon, double sickle, redmoon drome, silvermoon drome, luna abyss, soul eater, Vita, Le Guin, Holy Beast Roselia

*The game does not give you enough bonding points on 8/27 to unlock every character note and see every special memory on your first playthrough.*

COURAGEOUS II (4F)
– Talk to Sandy for her 1st note
– Talk to Valerie for her quest

LEEVES
– Talk to Munk in Radio Trista for his quest
– Talk to Schera twice outside to play Vantage Masters. Win for Vanish cards
– Buy yummy caesar salad from the bakery to learn the recipe

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Kurt bonding event for his 2nd note
– Talk to Gustof for his 1st note
– Alfin special memory bonding event
– Buy Imperial Chronicle 8 from Becky
– Talk to Vivi on the deck
– Towa bonding event for her 1st note
– Talk to Dorothee in the reference room
– Talk to Linde for her 1st note
– Laura special memory bonding event
– Talk to Tita twice to play Pom! Pom! Party!

ERYN
– Use hot springs with Alisa/Fie/Emma/Laura/Sara +5 UP
– Talk to Beryl in the inn

LEEVES
– Choose correct response +2 AP

  • Drop the flirty act
  • Pull yourself together and continue
  • Confirm for Neun with a touch of sadness
  • Be calm and thrust the blade

COURAGEOUS II (1F)
– Talk to Maya to start her quest. Answer correctly +2 AP

  • Pick them off from higher ground
  • Set up for a surprise attack
  • Concentrate on defense

– Talk to Jusis twice for Vantage Masters. Win for Neptjuno cards

SAINT-ARKH – NOBLE DISTRICT
– Talk to Lucy in the marquis’ mansion for Three & Nine 8

SOUTH SUTHERLAND HWY
– Talk to Kenneth at field exercise camp for 1st note

ORDIS – BUSINESS DISTRICT
– Talk to Kaela in hotel for quest

AVON HILLS
– 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (marble snakehead, cangiru, cobrahead, quicksilver carp)
– Enemies: witchcat, stray dog, green raccoon, abyss maggot, goldcider, Hercules – rifle, Hercules – greatsword, Lucifuge
– Vantage Masters against Kaela. Win for Regna-Crois cards

ORDIS – NORTH STREET
– Buy wild grill from Empire Meat stall to learn recipe

ORDIS – HARBOR DISTRICT
– Talk to Lakelord II in tavern to unlock fishing spot

AUROS COASTAL RD
– Area 1: 3 treasure chests
– Talk to Louise
– Fishing spot (glutton shark, spiky puffer, pink azelfish, blue marlin)
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Fishing spot, beach (glutton shark, piky puffer, pink azelfish, blue marlin)
– Fising spot, cave (zafiro espada)
– Photo spot. Report
– Enemies: meteor sparrow, wingal, killer shmark, rotten lancelet, stealthskulk shark, phalanx j9

OLD LAMARE RD
– Talk to Nielsen in the lodge. Answer correctly +2 AP

  • The post-war renaissance
  • The North Ambrian disaster
  • Immigrants from the east

LAKE GALA BYROAD
– Defeat wanted monster
– Enemy: galliosaurus

COURAGEOUS II (3F)
– Sara bonding event for 1st note
– Musse bonding event for 3rd note
– Gaius boning event for 2nd note

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Talk to Fie for her 2nd note

DRACO SHRINE
– Plot

Total treasure chests = 245

Act 3 – Part Two

8/28

GARGANTUA
– Area 1: 3 treasure chests
– Area 2: 3 treasure chests
– Enemies: easy trigger, diver bit G, proto tron, hecatoncheir, oz mirage ‘crimson’, oz mirage ‘cobalt’, stratos diver G, Emily, Theresia, easy trigg G (from boss fight), Georg, Kreuger

COURAGEOUS II (4F)
– Vantage Masters against Sara. Win for beast card

COURAGEOUS II (3F)
– Use baths +5 UP

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Talk to Vivi for 1st note
– Talk to Valerie for 1st note
– Talk to Wayne for 1st note
– Talk to Stark for 1st note
– Talk to Dorothee for 1st note

DRACO SANCTUARY
– 8 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: salamandragon, genbu draco, dracol – sword, dracol – staff, astral domina, twin bit, judgment javelin (from Xeno boss fight), Xeno, Leo, Jaeger King

Total treasure chests = 259

8/29

COURAGEOUS II (4F)
– Talk to Gustaf for 2nd character note
– Juna special memory

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Talk to Becky for 1st note. Buy Imperial Chronicle 9
– Vantage Masters against Sharon. Win for Ma-Gorb cards
– Ash bonding event for 3rd note
– Emma special memory
– Fie special memory
– Alisa special memory
– Altina special memory

PARM BYROAD
– Enemies: kumanba, queen kumanba

HAMEL ROAD
– Enemy: Magic Knight Sigheim

ISTHMIA GREAT FOREST – ENTRANCE
– Attempt to quick travel to Eryn
– Plot near teleportation stone

ERYN
– Make way to village
– Enemies: blade cougar, enhanced jaeger – rifle, enhanced jaeger – greatsword, gespard gerrod, Gilbert’s apache, Achtzen, Gilbert
– Use hot springs with Juna/Musse/Altina/Tita +5 UP

COURAGEOUS II (3F)
– Talk to Stark to start quest
– Talk to Gaius twice for Pom! Pom! Party!
– Talk to Wayne/Jessica to start quest. Win +2 AP Enemies: Duvalie, Laura
– Elise special memory

ORDIS – NOBLE DISTRICT
– Cayenne Mansion for Alfin and Lucy’s 2nd notes

ORDIS – HARBOR
– Talk to Miranda in tavern to start quest. Win +2 AP

WEST LAMARE HWY
– At field exercise camp, talk to Ferris for 2nd note

LANGUEDOC CANYON – NORTH
– 2 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Photo spot. Report
– Defeat wanted monster
– Enemies: bloody fang, deathstench, dark widow, yyd vats, yyd vanas

ALSTER
– Talk to Kai in his home for quest
– Talk to everyone marked then choose correct reply +2 AP

  • That it showed up now
  • It’s being controlled by people
  • Something else
  • Mayor Mathim

– Enemies: gespard gerrod, phalanx j9

LEEVES
– Talk to Emily in bakery for 1st note

Total treasure chests = 261

CROSSBELL – ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
– Talk to Mint in Jazzbar for 1st note
– Buy Chrome Blue Harmonica at Imelda’s shop

GEOFRONT X SECTOR
– Defeat wanted monster
– Enemy: Dimension Destroyer

CROSSBELL – WEST ST
– Talk to Sammie outside of apartments for Three & Nine 9

CROSSBELL – CENTRAL SQUARE
– In cafe, buy cheesy penne gratin for recipe. Buy Vingt-Sept Hamburg steak
– In SSS building, talk to Jona for his 1st note and Tio for her 1st note

CROSSBELL – EAST ST
– In Neinvalli Exchange, talk to Jingo for 2nd note. Trade steak for If You Said Goodbye 3
– In tavern, talk to Munk for 2nd note. Buy addictive mapo tofu to learn recipe

CROSSBELL – HARBO DISTRICT
– In Heiyue Trading, talk to Cao twice to play Vantage Masters. Win for greon cards

8/30

ORCHIS TOWER – LOW
– Area 1: 1 treasure chests
– Area 2: 2 treasure chests
– Area 1: 2 treasure chests
– Area 3: 3 treasure chests
– Area 1: 1 treasure chest

ORCHIS TOWER – MID
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 4 treasure chests

ORCHIC TOWER – UPPER
– 2 treasure chests
– Enemies: titania, clay doll, RBF-AL-OO, RB-SL-DD, RBF-CN-ZZ, spiral clotho, divine delf, McBurn, Viscount Arseid

Total treasure chests = 280

COURAGEOUS II (4F)
– Talk to Louise for 2nd note

COURAGEOUS II (3F)
– Use bath for +5 UP
– Vantage Masters against Crow. Win fo disaster cards

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Talk to Valerie for 2nd note
– Talk to Dorothee for 2nd note
– Talk to Altine twice to play Pom! Pom! Party! and Vantage Masters

ST. URSULA
– Talk to Kenneth in inn to unlock fishing spot
– Fishing spot (flamear ojo)

LAKE ELM WETLANDS
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Fishing spot (pearlglass, elecantus, northern arowana, marble snakehead)
– Enemies: eunoira, metal monsilo, dimensional bug, nightmare frog, tiamat

STELLA SANCTUARY
– 8 treasure chests, 1 trial chest
– Enemies: star cryon, skullscythe, dancing maiden, ruin spinner, crescent knight, sleipnir F2-0, Ines, Ennea, Arianrhod

Total treasure chests = 292

Eventide

If this is your 1st playthrough, you will start the day with 5 tickets and gain an extra 5 through side quests and events. Reminder that the achievement for the boys is earned by maximizing your bond and spending 1 ticket on each of them on the same save file. There is also an achievement for maximizing your bond with Celine and Duvalie and spending a ticket on each of them on the same save file.

8/31

LAKESIDE BEACH
– Talk to Sara to start quest
– Talk to Cecil twice
– Photo spot. Report
– Talk to Millium twice for Jusis 2nd note and to play Vantage Masters. Win for spirit card

MISHELAM CENTER
– Talk to Altina for her 3rd note
– In Cendrillon, buy A Coco Panda’s Tale and Crossbell Times – Special Issue. Talk to Becky for her 2nd note and Fiona for her 1st note
– Talk to Tita for her 2nd note
– Talk to Makarov for Mint’s 2nd note
– Talk to Toval twice for 1st note and Vantage Masters
– Talk to Lucy twice
– In Hotel Delphina, talk to Patrick for his 2nd note, Thereisa twice for her 1st note and quest, and Le Guin twice
– In Restaurant Fortuna, talk to Duvalie twice. Talk to Vivi for her 2nd note and Maya for her 2nd note. Buy imperial tea for the recipe. Talk to Cassius twice to play Vantage Masters. Win for tentarch cards

WHARF
– Talk to Linde for 2nd note
– Talk to Kenneth for 2nd note
– Talk to Valimar
– If you want an extra ticket, give the cat a rainbow trout

ENTRANCE PLAZA
– Talk to Machias for 3rd note

FERRIS WHEEL
– Photo spot. Report
– Talk to Towa for 2nd note
– Talk to Randy for 2nd note
– Talk to Mishy for Tio’s 2nd note
– Talk to Olivert twice for Pom! Pom! Party!
– Talk to Schera

CASTLE OF MIRRORS
– Talk to Renne twice for Estelle’s 2nd note and to play Pom! Pom! Party!
– Talk to Vincent for 2nd note
– Talk to Bridget for 1st note

HORROR COASTER
– Talk to Jessica for 2nd note

Use 3 tickets to advance the plot. Remember to agree to go on a date with every girl when the option is given. If you are not playing with maximum bonding points but want to get as many bonding achievements as possible, save the game here.

MISHELAM CENTER
– Talk to Cassius for plot

LAKESIDE BEACH
– Talk to Anton twice for Sharon’s 2nd note and extra ticket

Save the game if you are not playing with maximum bonding points. Spend your tickets however you’d like.

Call it a day on your Arcus. If you bought the harmonica back in Crossbell, you will get a message from Claire. Meet her in the wetlands for her 1st note.

Save the game. Call it a day. Reload this save point to unlock all bonding trophies

Finale

9/1

COURAGEOUS II (4F)
– Talk to Elise for 2nd note
– Talk to Gaius twice for 3rd note
– Talk to Michael for 2nd note

ALSTER
– Talk to Sandy at inn to start quest

OSGILIATH BASIN
– Defeat cryptid
– Enemy: agaragion

ORDIS – HARBOR DISTRICT
– Buy shrimp cutlet sandwich to learn recipe

ORDIS – NORTH ST
– Talk to Glycine

WEST LAMARE HWY
– Photo spot at Juno Naval Fortress. Report

AUROS COASTAL ROAD
– Defeat cryptid on coastal road 1
– Enemy: jilvaglyph

BYRONIA ISLAND
– Pick flowers near village remains
– Defeat cryptid
– Enemy: Magic Knight, Regulus-Zamiel

LEEVES
– Talk to Rosine in front of chapel for 2nd note
– Talk to Liza in bakery

BRANCH CAMPUS
– Talk to Beryl on roof for 2nd note
– Photo spot. Report
– Buy the filling Thors Lunch from the cafeteria to learn recipe.
– On the 1F, give Edel all superb dishes for unity points
– Pick maple basil in the garden

EINHEL KEEP
– Defeat wanted monsters
– Enemies; sneak gnner m48c, sneak gunner 48c, sneak gunner r48c

MILSANTE
– Talk to Meyer/Harche in general store to start quest

CROSSBELL – WEST ST
– With Juna and Randy in party, talk to Elsa in general store to start quest. Talk to everyone mentioned and then answer correctly for +2 AP

  • Yesterday morning
  • Some supernatural being
  • Station street

GEOFRONT F SECTOR
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 6 treasure chests
– Enemies: shadow spirit, vargem, regenenkopf type-o, oozetilus, laomedeia scylla

CROSSBELL – CENTRAL SQUARE
– In SSS building, talk to Tio twice for Pom! Pom! Party!

CROSSBELL – EAST ST
– Talk to Grace in tavern for 2nd note
– Buy galette flour from street vendor

GEOFRONT X SECTOR
– Talk to Jona in computer room for 2nd note

CROSSBELL – ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
– In Imelda’s shop, give her all unique dishes for unity points

CROSSBELL – HARBOR
– Talk to Kaela in Heiyue trading for 2nd note

EAST CROSSBELL HWY
– At entrance, talk to Renne for 2nd note
– Outside of boathouse, talk to Bridget

URSULA RD
– At field exercise camp, talk to Emily/Theresia in car 3 for their 2nd notes
– Talk to Patrick twice outside for Ada/Fritz’s 2nd notes

STARGAZER’S TOWER
– Outside: 1 trial chest
– Area 1: 4 treasure chests
– Area 2: 2 treasure chests
– Area 3: 1 treasure chest
– Enemies: speculo I, speculo II, octogeist, fyeye, death slugger, living armor, loa phantasma

ST URSULA
– Talk to Kargo for Three & Nine 10

LAKE ELM WETLANDS
– Photo spot in area 1. Report

MISHELAM – LAKESIDE BEACH
– Once you’ve caught all other fish, talk to Kenneth for the final fishing spot (grand lakelord)

PARM BYROAD
– With Tita and Ash in party, talk to Joshua to start quest

HAMEL
– Enemies: deadman, cursed shadow, lucifuge, angry maggot, plutus bennu
– Talk to Josette for 2nd note
– Talk to Joshua twice for Vantage Masters. Win for xenofiend cards

SAINT-ARKH – NOBLE DISTRICT
– Talk to Fiona in marquis’ mansion for 2nd note

NORTH SUTHERLAND HWY
– Dreknor Fortress for Neithardt 2nd note

ERYN
– Use hot spring with whichever character you chose in Eventide +5 UP

EERIE WOODS
– Defeat cryptid
– Enemy: fornelius

ALSTER
– Report to Sandy to complete quest

COURAGEOUS II (2F)
– Talk to Tatiana for 2nd note
– Talk to Rex twice for 2nd note
– Talk to Margarita and pick one of her two appearances for her 2nd note. Give all peculiar dishes for unity points
– Talk to Freddy twice for 2nd note and specialty
– Show Sandy the completed cooking notes
– Talk to Musse twice for Pom! Pom! Party! and Vantage Masters
– Buy Imperial Chronicle – Special Joint Issue from Becky
– Talk to Stark on deck to start quest. Win +2 AP

COURAGEOUS II (3F)
– Talk to Sidney for 2nd note
– Talk to Viscount Arseid twice for 2nd note. Win for tyrant card
– Scan and defeat all monsters in training hall. Enemies: sleipnir F2-I (lvl 119), sleipnir F2-II (lvl 119), sleipnir F2-I (lvl 130), sleipnir F2-II (lvl 130), sleipnir F2-I (lvl 136), sleipnir F2-II (lvl 136)

Quick travel anywhere to trigger ??? quest

SANCTUS SHRINE
– Enemy: Holy Beast of Earth

Clear any remaining trial chests. Save and sell everything for the million mira achievement. Report all profile, battle, and book notes through the arcus. Report all completed quests on the terminal.

Total treasure chests = 309

At this point you should have the achievements for every quest, master quartz, card, fish, photo, book, lost art, trial chest, recipe, and Pom! Pom! Party! victory.

SALT PALE A
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: abyss sprite, wormhood nastilus, monides, scyllamarme, aion-y ‘umbra’

SALT PALE B
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: rostrum bug, dragdroc-sword, dragdroc-staff, murder scales, ol-gadia, rostrum, belis-agruga

SALT PALE C
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: man o’ war, easy trigger s, mein gada s, proto tron s, aurgelmir, bennu nucleus, aion-B ‘fulgor’

SALT PALE D
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: oberon, yyd vats, marble doll, spiral norn, maddened delf, yyd vanos, necrovaris

SALT PALE E
– 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: basilisk starer, uriel, matriel, samael, thousand-strong, great zan su, aion-a ‘potentia’

Total treasure chests = 329

EMPYREAL FORTRESS – 1
– Entrance: 2 treasure chests
– Hall A: 3 treasure chests
– Hall B: 5 treasure chests
– Enemies: rostrum pallas, demonfloat, gust inferno, goliath lugh, queen rostrum, curascylla, Claire, Lechter, Shirley, Cedric

EMPYREAL FORTRESS – 2
– Hall C: 5 treasure chests
– Tower C: 5 treasure chests
– Enemies: demonglare, cursed looper, nyarlathotep, findias nuada, zan su the dark, alucard bennu, mein gada, Campanella, Mariabell, Black Alberich, Rufus

EMPYREAL FORTRESS – 3
– Core: 5 treasure chests
– Talk to Crow in the garden for his 3rd note
– Depths: 4 treasure chests
– Enemies: mach vats, amon, aka manah, mach vanas, unsurtr maris, McBurn, Osborne

After winning the final battle and watching the ending, reload your save. Choose ‘Restart after Ebon Knight battle, Tread the Path to the Unknown’

Enemies: afterglow vessel, shadow vessel, Ishmelga Loge, Loge Ogre, Loge Aura

Written by mywingedhorses

Leave a Comment