Included within are solutions to the big puzzles in the game as well as solutions to the Tidal Wave Zones and the location of all pieces of Crystalized Hope.
Aathlen Tidal Caves
This is the first tidal-cave dungeon in the game and the much easier one. Still, some people have trouble with it. Remember that you can change the game difficulty to give you more time, and that you can explore bits of the Tidal Areas in peace as long as you return to the stairs before the time runs out. You don’t have to charge blindly right away! Also, the Dungeon Nav Arrows option in the Options menu will display a few ethereal arrows here and there for help.
The map of the main level:
A is the exit and H is the place you’ll usually get washed to if you get hit by a wave. F are the switches. Hit them both and a bridge will appear that will take you to G, the Boss’s Chamber.
O leads to the second wash-up point, if you got almost to J but got swept away.
You can get from L to M without stopping by the Safe Area first, but it’s not as easy.
Make sure to stop by the Dark Shrine before you leave this area to nab the piece of Crystalized Hope.
Chambers of Rest
In this dungeon, you’ll find three Riddlemeisters who will test your brain with their devious riddles! If you need help, you’ve come to the right place!
The first riddle is about reading out-of-order pieces of the scriptures of ancient Parvian on Elemental Harmony, and you have to press the elemental buttons in the correct order. If you’re stumped, here’s the solution:
As far as icons go, it’s…
Dark, Earth, Water, Poison, Fire, Wind, Thunder, Ice, Light.
(Going from left-to-right, this would translate as… 9, 8, 2, 7, 4, 3, 5, 6, 1, if that’s easier)
The second riddle is actually more of a game. You have to collect tokens to score points. If you are having trouble, try finding which areas have the most high-point yielding red-tokens. Given that a lot of them are on the upper path, a good strategy is to head upwards when time is running low. But you may need to check out that path ahead of time to see how it goes before things get too dark.
The third riddle is one I refuse to help you with. Just relax and don’t worry too much, and I’m sure you’ll figure it out!
Hooo boy. This is a very large dungeon, and the timed tidal sections can be a total killer.
Just like last time, you can change the game difficulty to give you more time or use the Dungeon Nav Arrows option in the Options menu. There is also a fairy in the dungeon who will sell you a badge that gives you more time in Tidal Zones if you tell her they are giving you trouble.
While you can’t save in the areas with the countdowns, if you’re getting frustrated, you can save just before you enter one of these areas to save you time from having to backtrack from where the tide washes you up.
Still having trouble? On to maps!
Lower Left Area:
Upper Right Area:
Lower Right Area:
Oooh man. This one is biiiig, but with a little patience, you can make it!
There’s also a secret key that will unlock an optional area in the dungeon! The blue line and arrow points to it! Good luck!
This is the super hard bonus area. You have to get that secret key I mentioned above to even get there, and the tidal area is super super brutal.
The red path will win the day and get you to a secret stash of multiple treasures. The blue path will lead to an optional side treasure, the Learner’s Relic, an accessory that increases EXP growth but lowers speed drastically.
Love Labyrinth Puzzles
For the first puzzle, where you have to connect the energy between two rooms, here’s the correct path. Change the arrows to make the energy flow like this in Chisa’s room:
And in Merel’s room:
For the second puzzle, where you have to slide along the ice together, the solution is:
Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, Left, Down, Right, Left, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Right, Up
And for the last puzzle with the tiles of light that you must walk over in the right order, if you’re stumped, the solution is…
Follow this path and switch characters by interacting with the Beacon of Harmony.
Follow this path with Merel and then switch characters.
Move Chisa around and switch characters again.
Merel can finally make the journey to the final Beacon of Harmony.
Now just have Chisa follow the path to finish off the puzzle!
Crystalized Hope Piece Location
The best sword in the game can be made only with Alchemy, and to construct it, you must find eight pieces of Crystallized Hope scattered throughout the isles.
If you want to know the eight locations of each piece, they are:
- 1) Lake Eye Temple (3rd Floor, the stairs are in the lower center of the map)
- 2) Aathlen Tidal Cave
- 3) Rahcreon Crypt (an optional dungeon. Located northeast of Erdengard, before the Pehl Mountain Path)
- 4) Chambers of Rest (descend the stairs above the last RiddleMonger’s Room)
- 5) Profane Fane (The fishmen’s stronghold in the Watery Depths, in a room to the right before the Egg Room).
- 6) Love Labyrinth (After the three puzzles and you and your partner are reunited, but before the room with the fairy that heals you)
- 7) Cave of Circling Curses
- 8) Castle Darkloft (Remember the large underground chamber where you saved that little boy, Johnny, in the prologue? It’s in that area)
“Oh no, I missed a piece of Crystallized Hope, and I can’t backtrack! What do I do!?”
Worry not, even if you miss one or two pieces, you still have a chance to get them later. If you want to know how:
When you arrive at the Seer’s Abode, if you are missing a piece or two, the man there will give you one of the missing pieces. However, if you are missing more than that, he’ll just give you a piece of armor instead (it’s good armor, tho XD)
If you are still missing a piece in the Final Dungeon, a treasure box on the floor before the Warp Chamber will contain that final piece. Good luck!