Approximate amount of time to : 60+ Hours (Dependent on Knowledge of Japanese Kanji, Katakana & Hiragana)
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 Playthroughs / 1 Jude & 1 Milla
Number of missable trophies: 1 / ??????????? (Best Sub-Eventer) (Please refer to the trophy ASAP)
Glitched trophies: None
Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No
Tales of Xillia is the lastest installment in the “Tales of” series celebrating the series’ 15th anniversary and has shown the most sales in all of the “Tales of” games just from preorders alone. This is the first time both of the Tales teams work together on a single Tales game as Team Symphonia and Team Destiny work with together to give us this amazing product. The story of Xillia takes place in the world of Liese Maxia where humans, spirits, and demons reside within this world together in perfect harmony. Milla Maxwell ,the main heroine, also known as the Spirit Maxwell, protects everything to keep it in perfect harmony; however, a dictator known as Nachtigal appears to disrupt that harmony for the sake of his own power. You play as Milla Maxwell and Jude Mathis along with the additional characters you meet in the story to stop the evil aspirations of Nachtigal and prevent war from breaking loose.
Trophy wise the game is much easier in comparison to previous Tales games such as Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Graces F. In previous games you are tasked with obtaining every single treasure chest, completing all subevents, skits, and much more. In Tales of Xillia, you are given a little room to breathe as you are only forced to complete around 90% of each task for its respective trophy. There is also the factor that you can play the game strictly on easy and still unlock every trophy doing so. The only troublesome trophy when obtaining would be ??????????? (Best Sub-Eventer) because some of the subevents will be unattainable after you progress to certain points in the game; however, if you follow the story walkthrough supplied under its description it will list out the subevents for you when they become available as well as let you know which ones have a time restriction on them.
Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System ( DR-LMBS ):
In almost all “Tales of” games, a form of the Linear Motion Battle System was used. In Tales of Xillia, the DR-LMBS is used and has various features such as:
Assault Counter (AC): This system is similar to the Chain Capacity (CC) system in Tales of Destiny & Tales of Graces where all of your attacks will consecutively hit the enemy so long as you have the necessary AC for each attack used.
Link Mode: You can link up with one of your 3 allies in combat and have your AI Ally do various things such as protecting your from certain attacks and surrounding an enemy target with you and attacking it with you. Also, with Link Mode you can perform Link Artes with your allies combining various Artes that both characters have. Please note that while playing multiplayer with friends, the other player will not be able to control his character if put under a link.
Helpful Tales of Xillia Links and Resources:
As far as anything in-game is concerned, you will have every bit of information you need available to you in the following links:
During your playthrough you might be referring back to particular links especially if you cannot read the Japanese characters. You might be doing a lot of comparing characters from the TV and your computer screen quite often. Here are the links that will hold importance when aiming for your :
Important Notice for those new to Japanese games:
In various import titles the universal buttons for selecting an option and backing out of a menu or option are reversed. Normally in North American and European titles you would press to confirm a selection and to back out of a menu; however, in Tales of Xillia those button selections are reversed so you will press when selecting options in-game and to back out. Also keep in mind this control switch is not active when you are saving or loading your game.
Free Roam Controls:
: Map Action
: Cancel / Hold to Walk Slowly
: View Menu
: View Area Map
: Reset View
: Direction for Story Progression
: View World Map for Fast Travel
: View Chats (Which count towards ??? Radio )
: Melee Attacks
: Artes (Customizable in menu)
: Battle Menu (Where you can use items, run, switch equipment, edit strategy)
: Enemy Details
Tap : Switch Enemy Target (to closest enemy)
+ Directional Button: Switch Controlled Character
: Perform Link Artes (View ?????? (Representative of Link Artes) for more information)
: Switch Active Characters
Directional Pad (, , ) : Character Link
As Tales of Xillia grew closer to release, more and more DLC became announced for the game, specifically DLC such as costumes. While this DLC holds only visual appeal to fans, there is also DLC that can help trophy acquisition such as the following:
LV???+5(1) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(2) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(3) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(4) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+10(1) (Level Up +10) : 450?
LV???+10(2) (Level Up +10) : 450?
Yes, they are all just DLC to increase to level of your characters. However, as you get closer to hitting the max level (which is LV.99), the amount of experience you are required to earn will skyrocket from its previous levels so you can use this DLC as a shortcut for that or even to just make the game easier for you in the long run. The DLC does carry over between playthroughs so if you use it in your 1st Playthrough it will still show up in your DLC selection of items in your menu during the 2nd Playthrough. For a complete list of DLC please refer to the following link: Downloadable Content (Translated)
If you require Yen ? to purchase DLC you must purchase a PSN Japanese card off an import website or a local import store if they so happen to carry it.
Trophy Acquisition (Track Your Progress):
Tales of Xillia has many trophies that require you to perform a certain action or complete certain tasks a multiple amount of times. Trophies like these usually leave players in the dark in other games as there is no counter or way to track your progress so you know how much longer until you will unlock it. Luckily, in Tales of Xillia there are two ways of tracking your progress towards your trophies. You can view your progress by going to ????? (Library) in the menu and then selecting ???? (Records) or by checking your ????? (Titles List).
Getting Started (Difficulty Influences)
When you start up a New Game on Tales of Xillia for the first time you will be redirected to the options menu where you can set various things such as the speed of the text in dialogue boxes, background music, battle music effects and much more. The only notable select however would be the difficulty setting, here you can select what difficulty you want to play on. The difficulty you select will no penalize you as far as trophies go however it will affect the amount of drops, experience and gald that you receive in battle. If you are an experienced player or at least understand japanese characters then you may want to play on one of the higher difficulities otherwise it would be better for novices or those who don’t understand what anything means to set their games to the easiest.
While going for the in Tales of Xillia this trophy will be the biggest obstacle in your way of completing all the trophies. What makes this trophy missable is that there are only a little over 100 Sub Events in the game and you are tasked with completing 90 of them, and of those 100+ Sub Events you have around 30 that are timed meaning you must complete them before a certain point in the game (usually before the end of the chapter you are currently playing in). So when going for this trophy be sure to keep yourself updated with one of the links (depending on which playthrough you are going through at the time) as it’ll let you know what sub-events are available to you as well as if they are timed or not so you know which events hold a priority over the other.
There are various miscellaneous trophies which require you to do a lot of extra things outside of regular play, some of these can be unlocked naturally but others you must be aware of the requirements for the trophy right away otherwise you might be grinding them out during end game which would waste quite a bit of time. Here are the list of trophies that should be started ASAP to avoid a longer end game grind:
????????? (Can't Leave Them Unopened)
????????? (Peta Treasureman)
??? (Pirate King)
????? (Jet Black Wings)
These trophies are related to treasures in some way, make sure you pick up every random treasure and treasure chest in each map you go through. Also keep the Aifreed Treasure Locations (Translated) in hand so you can collect them as you proceed reducing the amount of back tracking you must do. And so long as you are always picking up random treasures and treasure chests the amount of black feathers you need for ????? (Jet Black Wings) will reduced or possibly achieved by end game.
????? (Cruel Bastard)
?????? (Representative of Link Arte)
????????? (Chain Wanderer)
??????? (Amazing Chef)
These trophies involve in-battle actions. The required amount for most of these trophies goes as high as 1350 so you definitely want to get started on these right away to an excess amount of time wasted grinding these out. Please refer to all of the above trophies in the guide for more information in regards to them.
Character Specific Trophies:
In battle, each character has a trophy that can be unlocked while controlling them and while having them as your link partner. For each trophy you have to perform the certain action 150 times. Opposed to the list above these trophies aren’t so long to grind out but I would definitely recommend getting started on them early on while you progress through the main story. Here is the list for both controlled and linked character specific trophies:
???????? (Evasion Master)
??????? (Spirit Artes Master)
???????? (Charge Master)
??????? (Tipo Master)
?????? (Tuning Master)
???????? (Staff Artes Master)
?????? (Skillful Restore)
???? (Skillful Binding)
????? (Drain Magic)
??????? (Spirit Artes of the Iron Wall)
???????? (Amazing Snatcher)
First Playthrough (Complete Everything):
During this playthrough you want to complete every trophy besides the other story trophy that must be done in a second playthrough. Depending on the character you chose for this playthrough please refer to their walkthrough as it will let you know where to go and what subevents and skits you can obtain as you progress for their respective trophies.
This will be a long playthrough, make sure you pick up all treasures, random treasures, Aifreed Treasures, fight every enemy, and do every sub event. The biggest concern you should have is the sub events which was detailed earlier in the roadmap. So long as you successfully unlock that then everything else shouldn’t be a problem. By the end of this playthrough you should have unlocked the following trophies along with the ones listed earlier:
????????? (Monster Doctor)
????????? (Item Crazy)
??????????? (Best Sub-Eventer)
?????? (Item Shop VIP)
?????? (Weapon Shop VIP)
?????? (Armor Shop VIP)
??????? (Accessory Shop VIP)
?????? (Cooking Shop VIP)
?????? (Beast-Hunting Knight)
????????? (Rare Monster Professor)
?????? (Black Belt in Kenpo)
???? (Spirit Master)
???? (Strongest Mercenary)
?????? (Pro Spirit Magician)
???? (Genius Tactician)
????? (Folklore Disciple)
???????????? (The One Who Knows of Rise Maxia)
???????????? (The One Who Goes to Rise Maxia)
??????????????? (The One Who Can Feel Rise Maxia)
???? (The Strongest On Earth)
EX New Game (Grade Shop):
Upon starting your next playthrough you will access to the grade shop where you can determine what will carry over from your last playthrough into this next playthrough. If you unlocked all other trophies as you were supposed to then you should have well over 6000 or 7000 grade (maybe even more). To find out what else you can do to influence the amount of grade you obtain please refer to the Titles List (Translated). Now at this point you can also obtain a free trophy at the cost of 3000 Grade which is ??? (Radio). When you are able to access the menu at the start of the playthrough you can go into your list of skits and watch them all under ????? (Library) and then going down to ??????? (Chat List); once you have viewed the 220 needed for the trophy it will unlock and then you can reload your save and spend that 3000 grade elsewhere. Here is a list of good recommended selections you can choose from in the grade shop for this speed run playthrough:
???????? (Inherit Half Max Level)
??????? (Inherit Max Level)
????2? (2x Damage)
????????? (Inherit Items)
?????????? (Inherit Accessories)
?????? (Inherit Fel Arms)
Keep in mind any DLC you bought will carry over as well. You can view the complete list of options in the grade shop in the following link: Grade Shop (Translated)
Second Playthrough (Speed Run):
Now unless you want to stop and listen to the other characters side of the story you can just press and skip every cutscene and go through for your main objective in this playthrough. With levels and equipment carried over as well as 2x Damage you can easily defeat every boss in one hit. Depending on the player this step could take 5-10 hours if the player is fast enough. If you forgot which way you need to go refer to one of the character walkthroughs listed earlier in the roadmap. Finally once you have completed this playthrough you should have both of your story completed trophies and your shiny platinum:
??????????? (The One Who Fought For His Unwavering Convictions)
??????????? (The One Who Overcame For Her Unwavering Convictions)
????????? (Xillia Master)
Overall Tales of Xillia is a wonderful game, it is much more fast paced than previous Tales games and has a well-done story. The trophies give breathing room opposed to most other JRPGs making it one of the easier to obtain. This game is highly recommended for any JRPG/RPG fan. We can only hope it will hit western shores one day!
(Special Thanks to Aeliana for the accurate Trophy Translations)
[PST Would Like to Thank Setsuna and iNf3Rn0 Lan for this Roadmap]
Due to technical limitations, Japanese characters don't appear corectly in this Guide so see the forum side one for the full version: LINK
[Gift to the one who has recorded a great number of records into the Monster Encyclopedia. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's monsters beyond all others.]
To fill up the Monster Encyclopedia you must defeat the enemy in battle and they will appear in your Encyclopedia. For this trophy you must record 275 monsters in your Encyclopedia. So long as you fight every enemy throughout your playthrough you will surely get this trophy upon the endgame. Notable Monsters that you will have to go out of your way for are:
???????? (Bronze Bacura)
???????? (Silver Bacura)
???????? (Gold Bacura)
These are counted as Rare Monsters towards your ????????? (Rare Monster Professor) trophy. They appear at random and will always run away when you approach and disappear regardless if you catch up or corner them. The only way to catch them is to walk towards them by holding , as you will walk slowly and they will not run away. However, if another monster were to run at you and put you into battle as you get closer to the rare monster it may disappear after you return to the field.
These monsters are the Golden Swordsman bosses you fight in the EX Dungeon which is accessible after you beat the game once, reload your save and then complete the ??? (Fell Arms) subevent which will give you the key to open the EX Dungeon. For more information in regard to these monsters as well as the quest please refer to ???? (The Strongest On Earth) for more information.
Finally, if you return to the arena at ?????? (Shan Du) after you beat the main story as well as previous arena types you will be able to face arena variants of various bosses from the main story line as well as your own team members who will also count towards the list of monsters needed for this trophy in the EX arenas.
You can view the monsters you currently have in your records by selecting ????? (Library) in the menu and then ??????? (Monster Records). For a list of monsters and thier locations please refer to this link: Monster Encyclopedia List (Translated)
[Gift to the one who has recorded a great number of records into the Item Encyclopedia. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's items beyond all others.]
To fill up the Item Encyclopedia you must have held the item at some point in your inventory. You need a total of 700 items registered for this trophy. If you were to view the item from a shop it will not register into your Encyclopedia until you have purchased it. You have different categories of items in your records such as:
??? (Stat Accessory)
????? (Visual Clothing and Accessories)
So long as you pick pick up all the random treasures such as the ones required for ????????? (Peta Treasureman) as well as killing off many monsters and getting their drops you should be able to get most, if not all, of the Material items. Valuables come through various ways but you do not require them all for the trophy. Clothing will come as you unlock most of the Aifreed Treasures towards ??? (Pirate King). There are also 6 unique weapons known as Fell Arms that are required for ???? (The Strongest On Earth) which you can obtain for progress towards this trophy.
As far as other items are concerned you can purchase everything from each of the shops once you have maxed out all of their levels, which will allow you to purchase a large number of items. If you come up short during the endgame after obtaining the trophies above and buying everything from the maxed out shops then refer to these links to see what you could do to scavenge a couple more items for your Encyclopedia.:
[Gift to the one who has completed a great number of sub-events. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's sub-events beyond all others.]
This trophy is missable and should be checked out on multiple occassions during your playthrough. There are a total of 102 Subevents in each playthrough (Jude and Milla) and you are only required to obtain 90 for the trophy. Keep in mind that 32 of the 102 subevents have a time restriction to them so if you were to progress too fast in the storyline without completing them they will no longer be available to complete, decreasing your chances on this trophy. When playing through either of your playthroughs keep the character walkthrough handy as it lets you know when a subevent is available as well as if it is time restricted or not; you can also view the subevents as they appear chronologically.
Now there are some subevents that might take a while to complete and that you shouldn’t worry about until later in the game, some of the notable ones are:
You can scroll through the tabs in your menu with or to view the complete list of subevents under ??????(subevents), your current subevents currently active under ????(current events), and your completed events under ?? (completed) in your menu.
[Gift to the one who has replayed a great number of long chats. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's long chats beyond all others.]
Long chats are conversations between your party members that can occur at any given time during the game, on the bottom left of your screen you will be notified with a type of chat and the button you must press to view it which is , you need a total of 220 of these for your trophy. There are 3 different time of conversations such as:
These events focus more on conversations that hold relation to the story and will prompt as you progress to certain points of the story
These events correlate with Sub Events, some will prompt before or after you have completed a sub event. Some will also be required to progress in Sub Events.
These are random idle chatter between your party members after performing various miscellaneous actions.
While some of these may be missable you shouldn’t worry as there is an easy out to getting this trophy. You can easily accumulate at least 3000 GP during your playthrough and purchase ??????? (Unlock all skits) which cost 3000 GP and will unlock all the chats for you for this trophy. Upon starting your new playthrough you can enter the menu by pressing and selecting ????? (Library) and then ??????? (Chat List) and view them all. You can select it and back out immediately with and it will count towards your progress.
[Can't Leave Them Unopened]
[Gift to the one who has discovered a great number of treasure chests. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's treasure chests beyond all others.]
For this trophy you must open a total of 300 treasure chest. Throughout the game when you enter fields there will be treasure chests laying in the middle of the fields as well as in holes in the walls. If you investigate books shelves and work desks in various towns some hold treasures in them which count towards this trophy. So long as you are picking them up as you progress through the main story and venture around each map for the holes that were mentioned then you should unlock it naturally. If you come up short please refer to each of the maps to see if you missed any: ????????-???????????-
[Peta Treasureman ]
[Gift to the one who has discovered a great number of random treasures. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's random treasures beyond all others.]
Random treasures are treasures within sparkles and bags in each of the maps, of which you need a total of 800 for the trophy. The sparkles and bags spawn in random spots and respawn when you return to that area. Some respawn in the same areas and some spawn at new points. So long as you pick all of them up during your playthrough you should have more than enough for the trophy, if you come up short just make a loop of the world map for new respawn points.
Milla Walkthrough Notice:
At the start of Act 4, Milla will be in a spirit world of ???????? (Liese Maxia) with a clean slate of maps meaning there will be many points where you can obtain new random treasures for this trophy.
Remember that after you complete the game you will have access to the EX Dungeon where there will be an extra set of random treasures you can obtain towards this trophy. The requirements to enter the EX Dungeon will be listed under ???? (The Strongest On Earth).
Checking Secret Dungeons:
These dungeons aren’t so secret; however, if you were to strictly follow one of the walkthroughs there will be some areas that you will have passed. Some of these areas could correlate with subevents or even Fell Arm Monsters. Be sure to check out these secret dungeons as well for more random treasures.
[Gift to the one who has discovered a great number of Aifreed's secret treasures. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has attained comprehensive knowledge of Xillia's Aifreed's secret treasures beyond all others.]
Aifreed secret treasures are purple diamond shapes treasures that are placed in the back of boulders of rocks, trees, edges of cliffs and anywhere the treasure would not be easily seen at first glance. You need a total of 50 Aifreed treasures for this trophy. Refer to the guide below for a list of all the Aifreed Locations as well as where they are placed on the map.
[Jet Black Wings]
[Gift to the one who has turned in a great number of jet black wings to the exchange shop. You've sure seen a lot of jet black wings!]
This trophy is related to a subevent known as ???? (Raven Feathers) which can be started at ???????? (Karaha Charles). The quest requires you to have a total of 459 ???? (Raven Feathers) which can be found throughout the game in random treasures and treasure chests. Each time you reach a certain milestone of feathers you will receive a reward from the dealer. Once you have reached 459 for the trophy and return to ???????? (Karaha Charles) he will not be there. Speak with the main in his place and then proceed to ????? (Krama Pathway) in the bottom right corner of the map where you will trigger a quick battle. After the battle return to ???????? (Karaha Charles) where the dealer stands and he will reward you for collecting 459 feathers and your trophy will pop.
[Accessory Shop VIP]
[Gift to the one who has achieved a high level at the accessory shop. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has earned the highest level of hospitality/privileges at the accessory shop.]
Please refer to ?????? (Cooking Shop VIP) for more information.
[Cooking Shop VIP]
[Gift to the one who has achieved a high level at the cooking shop. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has earned the highest level of hospitality/privileges at the cooking shop.]
Whenever you enter any type of shop there will be an option called ?? (Shop Build) where you can level up your shops by exchanging certain materials into each shop. You select the shop you want to upgrade with and then shift the amount you want to add to it with or . Next to each shop is a material type that will give 2x the material experience when exchanged for that shop type. This material type changes occasionally and there will even be instances where the shop will offer a 3x multiplier. Regardless of which shop location you are at, the multipliers will be the same everywhere. Upgrade your shops throughout the game so you can keep up with the updated weapons, armors, accessories, and items as you start to face stronger and stronger bosses and enemies later in the game.
For each of the shop trophies you must max out the shop at level 100 which probably won’t be achieved until the end game grind. The best way to grind out materials would be to equipment these two accessories on one to two individual characters in your active party:
????????? (Hunters Monocle)
These accessories will give you a 15% and 30% extra drop rate. Now just loop the EX Dungeon and kill off all the enemies for their material drops. This step is a little tedious but the most effective method. When going in to exchange your materials look out for 3x multiplier exchanges as they can reduce the amount of materials you need to grind in the long run.
[Gift to the one who has overcome a great number of enemy encounters. You who have experienced so many battles are surely a warrior.]
This is for the amount of battles you have completed, of which you must complete 800 for the trophy. This will unlock naturally so long as you fight as many battles as you can, clearing out all the enemies in each area that you go to.
[Rare Monster Professor]
[Gift to the one who has defeated a great number of Rare Monsters. You who have discovered so many Rare Monsters are surely an adventurer.]
There are two types of Rare Monsters in the game. One takes the form of a block that slowly spins in various fields which give you a lot of EXP; however, if you approach them by running they will flee and disappear in the middle of the field. To avoid that problem, hold when making your way toward them and they will not run away. Try to successfully engage in battle with each type of rare block enemy as each individual variant will count towards ????????? Monster Doctor.
The next type of rare enemy will have a caution symbol () above their head. These enemies will not run away like the block enemies and will give you extra EXP when you fight them. When you engage in battle with them the words “Strong” will appear on the screen.
For the trophy you must defeat 75 rare enemies. They are extremely rare to find and are entirely random with no factors to make them appear consistently. The best method to finding alot of rare enemies in a short amount of time would be to travel to ??????? (Samangan Road) and select ??? ??? ?? (Southwestern Forest Entrance). There, simply run backwards into ??????? (Samangan Forest) and leave and reenter the area until you find a rare monster. This area will always show two monsters in fixed spots and in close view so you can see if one of them is a rare monster or not. This method could get you 3 rare monsters within 3 minutes or 1 rare monster within 5 minutes; it is entirely random but very effective.
[Gift to the one who has performed a combo of a great number of consecutive hits. This is the turning point!]
For this trophy you must reach a max hit count or more of 100 hits. There are various ways of doing this; however, one of the easier ways involves ????????? (Negative Holder) and the skill 1???? (1 Damage). With this method you press and use melee attacks up until your AC is at 1 then with that last AC you use ????????? (Negative Holder), while the Arte is active your AC will reset allow you to continue the attack adding to the Hit Count for an infinite loop.
An alternative method would be to spam ??? (Sylph) with the 1???? (1 Damage) skill on a small enemy; however, you will also need your teammates to heal your TP unless you have the accessory ??????? (Risky Ring) equipped which makes all artes only cost 1 TP at the cost of taking double damage.
????????? (Negative Holder) is obtained through the Lilial Orb Grid, ??? (Sylph) is obtained automatically near the beginning of Act 4 and the 1???? (1 Damage) skill is obtained in as a treasure in ??????? (Baikal Abandoned Mine), north of ?????? (Boltear Forested Road).
[Gift to the one who has exploited enemy weaknesses a great number of times. You who have exploited enemy weaknesses with such splendor are surely a deviant.]
For this trophy you must kill 1350 enemies with an attack that has an element they are weak to. To check what element they are weak to you can hold in battle and scroll between each enemy with and check what they are weak against. When selecting an Arte equipped to your character it will display the element the arte is, simply match the elements and spam it on the enemy weak against it.
This trophy may be obtained early on if you buy weapons for your party that are elemented against the enemy’s weakness. If you level up your shops high enough early in the game, purchasing wind weapons will help you obtain this as early as ?????? (Barmia Gorge).
[Representative of Link Arte]
[Gift to the one who has used Link Arte a great number of times. He who uses skill resonance will be number one.]
A Link Arte can only be used while linked to one of your allies. In order to activate one, you must have one bar (of five) full and then activate an arte that can connect with your partner. If you successfully do this a yellow symbol should appear on your controlled character and then you must press at that time to perform the link arte. You can easily fill the meter on the left by doing link melee attacks on an enemy or by just hitting them in general.
For the trophy you must perform 1350 Link Artes so be sure to start as soon as possible.
[Gift to the one who has used Chain Link Arte a great number of times. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
To perform a Chain Link Arte you must input a different Arte that can be linked with another Arte from your link partner. How it works is that you must first be in overlimit; to hit overlimit you must completely fill up your meter to the left; you can do so as described under ?????? (Representative of Link Arte). Once the top of the meter starts pulsing it means you are ready to use overlimit. When you use a Link Arte in overlimit you will be prompted of a “chain chance” which means your link partner has another arte you can link with it, and if you input any of those artes you will perform a Chain Link Arte and you can continue this from each Chain. The Link Arte at the start of the Chain does not count as Chain Link Arte.
Here is an example of what you can do if you were controlling Jude and you were linked with a partner who had the following Link Artes with them (in this example Milla will be used):
???: ??? + ???????
???: ??? + ??????
???: ??? + ??????
???????????: ??? + ???????
?????: ??? + ?????
?????????: ??? + ???????
???: ??? + ????????
???: ??? + ????????
Now under your quick list of artes, have the following equipped:
If you were to hit overlimit and use ??? you can follow it up by inputting ??? and then continue down the list until all the enemies are dead or until you have run out of enough TP to use Artes. For this trophy you are only required to use 450 Chain Link Artes, because you can only use it through overlimit it is highly recommended that you get started on this early on.
[Gift to the one who has used auto-item a great number of times. The ability to see through the thoughts and actions of others will become your strength.]
In order to unlock Mentalist, you must use the auto-item feature 400 times. Auto-item occurs whenever your allies use items automatically without your command. You won’t start off with the ability to use auto-item, but you will unlock it early on. To check if it’s on or not, press during a battle. To the left of the screen should be with some Japanese. What you will be able to read, however, is whether or not it says ON or OFF in English. Simply press to change your preference (although OFF will not help your trophy).
[Gift to the one who has used cooking items a great number of times. The one who won't stop until he has reached the end of the culinary road.]
To unlock this trophy you need to consume 800 food items. You can access your food item inventory by going to ???? (Item) in the menu and then pressing once. There, simply select a food item and press to confirm that you want to use it. You will have a selected number of battles to use the food items in. To check how many battles you have left for the item, a small fork and knife will appear in yellow at the bottom right of your main menu near the clock. To actually consume food, though, you must complete a battle. Each battle you complete with food equipped will lower the amount of food consumptions remaining and will count towards Awesome Chef.
[Gift to the one who has used Evasion a great number of times while controlling Jude. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Judes special ability is that he can dodge an enemy’s attack and vanish behind them. To do this, you must dodge (by pressing + back) an enemy’s attack at the perfect time. After performing this 150 times, you will unlock this trophy. Please refer to the following video for boosting methods and examples.
[Spirit Artes Master]
[Gift to the one who has used Magic Artes a great number of times while controlling Milla. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Millas special ability is that she can choose between a charged spell or attack spell for every spell she obtains. To unlock Spirit Artes Master, you must perform 150 charged spells. To perform attack spells, simply press . To perform the charged spells for the trophy, you must hold . You CANNOT perform charged spells with artes assigned to the right stick (there is an impractical way to do it, but it’s not recommended). However, you CAN perform charged spells that are assigned to the + set obtained from the Artes’ Ball (which you get from turning in 100 black feathers to the man in ???????? (Karaha Charles)). After 150 charged spells, you will unlock this trophy. This is one of the easier trophies, but the following video will show you how to do it.
[Gift to the one who has used Charge a great number of times while controlling Alvin. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Charge Master is unlocked by performing Alvin’s special ability, the charge attack, 150 times. To charge his sword, perform an arte by pressing and holding after the attack. He will begin to charge his sword. For each glow he charges, the next arte attacks will be charge attacks. To help, the skill ??????? (Keep Charge) will allow you to keep a charge even if your attack misses, and ???????? (Speed Charge) will allow Alvin to charge faster. The following video will show examples of the charge attack.
[Gift to the one who has used Switching Tipo a great number of times while controlling Elise. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Play as Elise, hold . This character trophy requires the least-effort required by far. After a few minutes, you will have switched Tipo modes 150 times and unlocked this trophy. You will know when Tipo has turned on or off as a purple circle will expand from Elise each time he switches. The only possible problem would occur if you had the skill ?????????? (Close Together) equipped, as it does not allow you to switch Tipo modes. For a visual example please refer to the video below.
[Gift to the one who has used Tuning Artes a great number of times while controlling Rowen. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Conductor Rowen’s special ability is the manipulation of spells while being played by a human. Each time you cast a spell with Rowen, a special prompt will appear, such as a spinning or a mashing the button. Simply perform the actions given to you and they will count towards the trophy. For spells that have multiple button presses or actions, they still only count as one towards the trophy. After manipulating 150 spells, this trophy will be yours. The video below will show some examples of manipulated spells.
[Staff Artes Master]
[Gift to the one who has used Staff Artes a great number of times while controlling Leia. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Leia’s special ability is to extend her staff which increases range and damage. To extend her staff, you must dodge an enemy’s attack perfectly like Jude’s ability. Also, you can dodge attacks while her staff is extended and it will still count towards the trophy, as it will reset the staff time counter back to default. After extending her staff 150 times, the trophy will unlock. The following video showcases how to perform this ability.
[Gift to the one who has used Restore a great number of times while linked to Jude. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Jude’s link ability is that he will heal you any time you are downed on the ground. The best way to unlock this is by avoiding pressing when being knocked down to the ground. If you are late in the game, make sure that Jude’s ????? (Glory) 30 point skill is NOT equipped, as it will not allow anyone linked to him to be downed. After Jude heals you off the ground 150 times, you will unlock this trophy. The best place to grind these out would be in ???????? (Ni Akeria Spirit Mountain) where you can fight with the horse type monsters there which have a tendency of using moves that will always knock your characters down (especially ??? (Leia)) which is perfect for this trophy. The video below will show examples of this ability.
[Gift to the one who has used Bind a great number of times while linked to Milla. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Milla’s link ability is binding enemies when they are stunned. Jude is a great character to play as to stun enemies due to his fast, rapid attacks. By attacking enemies frequently, Milla will eventually bind enemies if she is near you. An easy way to bind enemies for this trophy is by fighting against a type of wolf as they can become binded without being stunned. After she binds enemies 150 times, this trophy will unlock. The video below will show examples of her ability.
[Gift to the one who has used Breaker a great number of times while linked to Alvin. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Alvin’s link ability is breaking enemy guards. After a certain number of hits on a blocking enemy, Alvin will break the enemy’s guard, counting towards this trophy. This will easily unlock during the story if you use Alvin in your party; however, if you did not, I recommend fighting golems as they block innately. If you are in end game, switch your game difficulty to ????? (Unknown) and head to ????? (Nole’s Burning Caves) to find many golems. After 150 breaks, this trophy will unlock. The video below will show examples of this.
[Gift to the one who has used Tipo Drain a great number of times while linked to Elise. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Elise has the ability to drain TP from enemies while she is linked to. Sometimes at the beginning of battles she will use Tipo Drain; however, to manually drain TP, you must knock an enemy into the air for her to drain the enemy’s TP. This is one of the easier trophies to obtain as long as Elise is in your party, so after 150 Tipo Drains, you will unlock this trophy.
[Spirit Artes of the Iron Wall]
[Gift to the one who has used Auto Magic Guard a great number of times while linked to Rowen. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Rowen’s link ability is one of the better link abilities in the game. His ability is auto magic barrier, which activates the magic barrier ability on both you and Rowen himself any time an enemy uses a spell. Regardless of whether or not the spell hits you, Rowen’s magic barrier will activate and it will count towards the trophy. After Rowen uses Auto Magic Barrier 150 times, the trophy will unlock. The video below shows examples of this ability.
[Gift to the one who has used Item Steal a great number of times while linked to Leia. Please aim even higher and higher yet!]
Leia has the link ability of stealing items. She will steal items any time an enemy gets knocked down onto the ground. Some moves have higher changes to knock enemies down, so experiment with different moves and artes to find the ones that work best for you. Enemies will almost always land on the ground after being knocked into the air, so aerial combos will be helpful for this trophy. Another good trick to grinding this trophy out is the use of ????????? (Negative Holder) which will always knock down an enemy after two consecutive uses of it. Later on, Leia will unlock the skill ???????? (Steal Plus) which increases her steal rate by 30%. After Leia steals 150 items, this trophy will unlock. The video below will show examples of this.
[Black Belt in Kenpo]
[Gift to the one who has obtained a great number of Jude's Artes and Skills. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has beautifully flapped his wings in the sky known as battle.]
Please refer to ????? (Folklore Disciple) for more information.
[Gift to the one who has obtained a great number of Alvin's Artes and Skills. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has beautifully flapped his wings in the sky known as battle.]
Please refer to ????? (Folklore Disciple) for more information.
[Pro Spirit Magician]
[Gift to the one who has obtained a great number of Elise's Artes and Skills. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has beautifully flapped his wings in the sky known as battle.]
Please refer to ????? (Folklore Disciple) for more information.
[Gift to the one who has obtained a great number of Leia's Artes and Skills. An honor bestowed onto you, the one who has beautifully flapped his wings in the sky known as battle.]
For these trophies you must basically max out every character to level 99 and fill up the lilial grid to its fullest. This will be a very tedious task however you have two options in approaching it. The first option would be to loop the EX Dungeon multiple times with the following two accessories equipped:
?????? (Dark Seal)
??????? (Demon Seal)
The downside to having these accessories equipped however is that the holder of ?????? (Dark Seal) will take double the damage and the one holding ??????? (Demon Seal) will have all the negative status aliments constantly on, though that is the price to pay for a 1.5x and 2x multiplier towards your EXP.
The other option is to simply buy the levels. In the Japanese PlayStation Store there are 6 pieces of downloadable content that will give you free levels for all of your characters, the following DLC are:
LV???+5(1) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(2) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(3) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+5(4) (Level Up +5) : 300?
LV???+10(1) (Level Up +10) : 450?
LV???+10(2) (Level Up +10) : 450?
So from level 60 onward you can decide whether or not you want to simply buy the levels for 6 easy trophies. The experience required to level up doesn’t really skyrocket until around 85 so if you do consider this it is recommended to wait until you get closer to the max.
[The One Who Knows of Rise Maxia]
[Chapter 1 of Tales of Xillia's story has come to an end. Please continue to enjoy it!]
This trophy will unlock after you complete Act 1 of Tales of Xillia. During this portion you will visit the following towns:
Not only this but during this playthrough you will obtain all 6 characters within your party by the end of the Act. During this act look out for the following missable subevents towards ??????????? (Best Sub-Eventer) (in order as they appear):
For each individual character playthrough there are also special subevents exclusive to both characters. In Act 1 you only have exclusive Subevents for Jude which are:
Major Boss Battles: Please see the forum guide for detailed videos. Forum Link
[The One Who Overcame For Her Unwavering Convictions]
[Congratulations for finishing the game! Milla's story has reached its conclusion.]
At the start of the game you are forced to select between Jude and Milla, the choice you make determines whose side of the story you see more as you play through the game. There will be various moments in the game when the two are separated from each other, whether it be for a little while in a town or if they were forcibly separated, the person you pick will the the story you see during those portions and vice versa. When you finish the game you will unlock the trophy correlated to the character you chose at the beginning of the game. The playthrough with the second character will be much easier as you will have access to the grade shop where you can carry over things as well as give yourself boosts such as 2x damage and 2x experience making your second playthrough much easier to breeze by.
Credit to Ryukori for this image.
At the start of Act 4 of Tales of Xillia you will have one of two different routes. Depending on the character selection you chose at the beginning of the game, you will either experience Jude’s or Milla’s side of this portion.
Keep in mind that if you are playing Milla’s Story at this point be sure to fight every enemy as they are all ??? (Spirit World Enemies)
and will count towards ????????? (Monster Doctor) as a separate monster. Also take this chance to pick up as many random treasures and treasure chests laying around for extra progress towards ????????? (Peta Treasureman) and ????????? (Can't Leave Them Unopened).
This trophy will unlock after you complete Act 4 of Tales of Xillia. This act is relatively short and you will be forced to venture through the following areas throughout the act:
During this act look out for the following missable subevents towards ??????????? (Best Sub-Eventer) (in order as they appear):
Major Boss Battles: Please see the forum guide for detailed videos. Forum Link
[The Strongest On Earth]
[Defeated the strongest warrior known to walk the earth, the Golden Swordsman.]
For this trophy you must defeat ????? (The Golden Swordsman) at the end of the EX Dungeon also known as ?????? (Magna Zero). Before being able to access the EX Dungeon you must first complete the sub event ??? (Fell Arms) which requires you to obtain all of the characters’ Fell Arm Weapons and to defeat the final boss. To obtain the Fell Arm Weapons you must defeat each Fell Arm Beast associated with it; here are the locations for each Fell Arm Beast:
After defeating all the Fell Arm Beasts return to the old man at ??????? (Samangan Port) for the key to the EX Dungeon. Now travel to ????????? (Faizabard Warfield) where you will see a gate into ?????? (Magna Zero). Here you will also be able to fight new monsters and find new random treasures for their respective trophies. Travel through 20 floors of ?????? (Magna Zero) and then you will be able to fight ????? (The Golden Swordsman). There are 3 forms to him, in each form he reproduces a copy of himself. The first 2 forms are easily manageable; however, the last form may give novice players trouble. He will be a tough opponent for beginners but with the ability to switch difficulties to ???? (Easy) mid game you can easily lower the frustration of having to fight him. If you’re still having trouble also stock up on ?????? (Hourglass) which will stop time for the enemy for about 10 seconds giving you 10 full seconds to go out all out ????? (The Golden Swordsman) .
????? (The Golden Swordsman) - Please see the forum guide for detailed videos. Forum Link