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  • #28209
    fmoo
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    I just beat

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    Serious Butler on Expert, getting the Platinum Medal.

    Anyone else beat them?  Or want to share tips? I feel like I kind of brute forced it by grinding out Gold at “Fairyland”, then grinding Ability Ciders at the arena.

    Any cleverer ways to beat them?

    #28210
    Luther
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    I fought him and win with Max speed stats and Max str on Raine, Raine must use mjolnir for each ogre companion raise 15% dmg, then use 3 ogre companion.

    This is important must use Troy. It’s thief class and raise him to Max lvl and power up him to Max, his had one ultimate skill name cross divider which hit 9×880 power, and when u look his trait it said invisible old man, cool.

    When battle with serious butter it took 1 cross divider to beat it down.

    #28284
    Islandi
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    I just beat

    Spoiler

    Serious Butler on Expert, getting the Platinum Medal.

     

    Anyone else beat them?  Or want to share tips? I feel like I kind of brute forced it by grinding out Gold at “Fairyland”, then grinding Ability Ciders at the arena.

    Any cleverer ways to beat them?

    May I know where is “Fairyland”?
    And, does difficulty mode (via settings) affect the amount of gold?

    #28285
    Luther
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    Screenshot_2018-06-08-22-05-19-137_kemco.execreate.alvastiapremium

    A big island. And yes difficulty increase exp and money gain.

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    #28294
    Islandi
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    There’s another farming spot similar to “Fairyland”.
    The area is on sea cloud, almost at the top left corner (North-West) of the map.
    In the Enemies Guide, this area is “Dead Cloud Sea”.

    Screenshot_20180609-003844

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    #35568
    1oldtymer
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    I beat the Serious Butler on Expert when he was level 255 (which I believe is his max, as when I when back the next time, he was still at 255).  I didn’t use any Burst, no swap, and found the companion skills rather worthless.  Just abused the arena to get coins to load up on All Inhibitor+.  You can watch a 10 minute video of this brute force approach at Serious Butler at lev 255 (no creativity at all).  If I had trusted the “serious charge” warning of the Serious Butler, I could have done better. I also defeated him, in a much easier battle,  at 255 using Burst and a few Burst Elixirs.  You can see a 6.5  minute video here.

     

    By the way, I see that Phoenix Pearl doesn’t appear to work anyplace.  It doesn’t show up in my “usable” inventory, (it is the “Key” items) and it is dulled out in the Serious Butler battle so you cannot revive and continue with it.  I never had cause to need it anyplace else, so I don’t know if it just can’t be used in the arena.

    Older, but not wiser

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    #45282
    Victar
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    I’m playing a console (Switch) port of Alvastia Chronicles, and the Phoenix Pearl works fine on it. I usually carry one around, and it revived the party during a couple of random encounters gone bad. (Large Titan enemies are VERY MEAN on Expert.) It also revived the party in the Silver Cup of the Arena.

    The Phoenix Pearl doesn’t automatically revive the party. It gives the player the option to revive the party and keep fighting after a Game Over. The player can choose the usual “retry battle from the beginning” or “go to the title screen” options after a Game Over, if they think using up a Phoenix Pearl isn’t worth it.

    My experience is that Exe-Create games never let the player use revive-after-total-party-KO items during the ultimate optional superboss battle, but the player can use these items anywhere and everywhere else.

    The only other exception is story battles where the player is scripted to lose. Since the story continues after the scripted loss, the Game Over screen never appears, and the player never has the option to expend the item.

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    #45322
    Victar
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    Here’s my brute force take on Expert Serious Butler level 255, without relying too heavily on Shop or Arena items – although having Burst Elixers, Inhibitors, or the Butler items that heal and revive the whole party never hurts.

    I prepared by grinding to power up the party. I maxed out the entire party’s stats (except for Strength on the mage). Alan earned max stats early in the postgame, since I’d been feeding all stat boosters to him. Maxing out the other two party members was simple once I could amass gold from Metal Area D (to pay for Secret Arena fees) and autobattle the second Secret Arena encounter, which rewards stat boosters.

    Metal Area D monsters are dangerous. Autobattling them risks a total party KO. Even the little fairies can wipe out a maxed out party. I relied heavily on Bowen, a premium character who is purchasable from the Arena Shop on console versions. Bowen’s anti-metal monster special moves are the most reliable way to kill metal monsters, and the teams that don’t have Bowen can have someone (a mage, or a certain postgame monster recruit) cast Quick to give their turn to the team with Bowen.

    I did not raise any weapon to +999 – the highest ones were a little over +200 – but I did get Alan a Shop weapon that does more damage on Critical Hit, and raise the weapon’s Critical Hit enhancement to 100%. Critical Hits are vital to doing damage, since Serious Butler lv 255 has extremely high stats – but Critical Hits ignore defensive stats!

    Since getting weapons with the Critical Hit enhancement is random, the fastest way to farm them is to equip the Fragrant Vest to force encounters, and use a drop stone on the Fairyland island in the main game, or the Skelly Adventure area (within Kowze Pass) in the postgame. Autobattling makes weapon farming very fast. The bond ability that powers up dropped weapons is nice but not required.

    I used weapon fusion to combine any two swords with Critical Hit until I had a weapon with 30%; then I could graft that Critical Hit on to Alan’s Shop weapon, and any further swords with Critical Hit could simply be fused directly with Alan’s Shop weapon.

    Bards (which can completely buff the party, or completely debuff all enemies), mage or monster recruits with Quick, and premium characters filled out my team. I did burn gold to autobattle in the Arena and earn enough Arena Coins to buy armor that reduces physical or magical damage 50%. However, Serious Butler has an ultra cheap attack that strips away 90% health and does not count as physical or magical damage. If he follows it up with an attack that does damage, someone is just going to die unless a reflect or an inhibitor effect blocks it.

    Dwarf Secrets, the bond learned from Bowen, is invaluable because it starts the fight with the party fully buffed.  (Like nearly all bonds, Dwarf Secrets has to be on the Vanguard team to take effect). Only a buffed party with 999 Speed can make the first move against Serious Butler Lv 255, which gives the party a chance to use a Burst attack and debuff him with Despair Requiem.

    With additional preparations (armor that increases weapon attack power – not sold in the Arena, the Hurculean Strength bond on Alan, and swapping Alan to the Vanguard after Dwarf Secrets on the Vanguard team does its thing), Alan’s Hew Down hits notably harder than Alan’s Burst attack, since Alan’s Burst attack is magical.

    Fought in this manner, Serious Butler Level 255 is the fastest final superboss fight I have ever seen in an Exe-Create RPG (but not the easiest – that was Ghost Sync’s superboss). He gets overwhelmed by damage very quickly, which is good because if the fight dragged out he’d probably destroy the party unless they had a lot of immunity items.

     

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