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  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10 (our opinion) [Platinum Difficulty Rating]
  • Offline trophies: 38 (20(B), 13(S), 4(G), 1(P))
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 20-30hrs+ (our opinion) [Estimated Time to Platinum]
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + Cleanup
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: None but see the Exploit note in the Introduction and in addition, please note that the Everything about the magical girl (S) trophy won't pop until you actually open the Gallery again after unlocking the final item.
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, all Missions and Chapters have to be replayed on Hard to earn S Ranks for (G) Guardian of Ximending and to unlock all of the Dragon Vein Shards for (G) ECO life.
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes, there are NA, EU and Asia stacks available.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: There aren't any cheats but none of the 3 available DLC Costume packs will disable any trophies.
  • Additional peripherals required?: No

 

Extras:

 

- For additional information on the move list and combos, Guardian abilities, side-quests and more, please see our Dusk Diver - Moves, Side-Quests & Gallery Guide.

- A complete list of all Dragon Vein Shards, their locations and a detailed walkthrough on how to get them, complete with screenshots and videos, coming soon.

 

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Dusk Diver is a fun RPG that was originally created and localised by JFI Games and published in Asia by Justidan but subsequently published in the West by PQube. Set in an accurate rendering of Ximending, Taiwan, you play as Yumo, a young school-aged girl enjoying her summer break with her best friend, Yusha. Things quickly start to go wrong however and Yumo is now thrown into a protector role to fight against beings and a world she never knew existed, using powers she has never before seen or even imagined.

 

She is assisted by a cadre of Kunlunians, a race essentially considered as Gods, who she meets along the way, who help her fight the battles and help her learn, not only about combat but about herself as well. Somehow, as a result of powers no one quite understands, she causes these Gods to change from their human form into what's called their "core form"; a kind of miniature (and very cute!) statuette, for lack of a better word, each in the form and shape of the animal they are. While their core forms make them appear adorable and perhaps harmless, the latter is far from the truth; these Guardians are extremely powerful, even in human form but they also have what's essentially a 'warrior form' and can transform into a massive, deadly version of their animal. While the Main Story takes place in Ximending, you will only spend half or even less of your time there, the rest being spent in Youshanding. This is an alternate dimension, one of two mentioned in-game (the other being Kunln), where Chaos Beasts roam and control the land. They are constantly fighting but why and for what, no one truly knows. The border between worlds seems to be eroding more and more, day by day and they have to fight diligently against the monsters on the other side.

 

Credits and notes:

 

  • All graphics and screenshots by ixii.
  • Wikipedia for the Greek and German Alphabet symbols.
  • The controls can be very unresponsive at times and refuse to operate correctly but you can reduce the occurrences of this problem, by making sure to press the buttons hard so they register.
  • While the game does have the ability to save manually, you can only do so in the Rest area of the Convenience Store. However, the game does auto-save at the beginning and end of missions.
  • This Guide is written assuming you have the latest patch installed.

 

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Exploit Note: There used to be an exploit that caused the "My Favorite Tea" food item from Cold Stone Creamery to give you infinite D.ARMS energy, thus allowing you to remain in that mode indefinitely. However, as of August 2020, this glitch appears to have been fixed as part of Patch 1.03. It is unconfirmed if this exploit exists in the 1.0 version of the game and if it does, if you can still earn any trophies when using it. That said, although the glitch might have been fixed, the food still offers a large boost and is still worth using especially for mob-heavy Missions. We don't know if any more patches are planned but we will update the Guide and Supplements accordingly if another one appears.

 

Settings:

 

When you first open the game, you'll be able to access your Settings so make sure you do so before beginning the game. This is specifically mentioned because once you do begin the game, you will not be able to pause the game or open the menu until you have finished Chapter 1. Once you finish and regain control, you'll notice a stark lack of information and a lot of ??? marks. These will open up as you progress through the story.

 

Note: Unlike other games in this genre, there is no way to skip anything. This includes cutscenes, dialogue, whether by skipping or fast-forwarding. There also isn't a way to rewind or check any history/log of previous chats. However, you can press :cross: a second time to load and finish that sentence immediately but for already-seen dialogue you can spam :cross: to skip the dialogue faster.

 

Step 1 — Play the game blindly, do the side-missions when possible & water the Tumaz Mart's Peach tree at every opportunity.

 

There are no secrets, no long list of possible endings, no dialogue choices, no hidden objectives and no missable trophies. Due to this, we strongly recommend playing the game first without any Guide. It is a very fun game and there's nothing you can do wrong or accidentally mess up. In addition, don't worry about getting the S Ranks. You won't be able to get them now anyway as you won't be strong enough until post-game. To lessen the time needed for clean-up, we do suggest picking up as many Dragon Vein Shards as you can find but again, it's not really needed for you to worry about it yet or follow a walkthrough. There are far, far more than enough that you'll easily be able to find enough to match the minimum requirement for the Missions.

 

You should also focus on doing as many side-quests as you can, as these will greatly help you along the way by unlocking better food buffs, better abilities and combos, stronger Guardian attacks and so on. In between Missions and as you're running around, if you see the blue chat-bubble with a ? indicating a LINK quest or if you see the Pawprint icon indicating a Guardian Invitation quest and Guardian Training quest, stop and do those first before proceeding with the Main Mission. If you want to save time later on, you can also spam-purchase food as soon as you unlock a Vendor to immediately get 5 Stars, that way you won't need to worry about them later. Money isn't that big of an issue and, since it doesn't matter which food you purchase, you can just pick the cheapest option.

 

The only other thing you should keep note of is the tree in the Tumaz Mart Convenience Store, because it will require many, many, many waterings to bloom for (S) When the peach is ripe so make sure you always water it in between every Mission and/or trip to Youhanding.

 

By the end of this step, you will have earned:

 

(B) My daily adventure

(B) Don't call me a gangster

(B) Rock with me!

(B) Come on baby!!

(B) A good neighbour

(B) The local idol

(B) Person-to-person

(B) Yumo the gofer

(B)(H) Play with Nemea

(S)(H) The beginning of a new journey

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Step 2 — Post-game: Side-quests, Shards and other Collectibles.

 

This is going to be quite a long step so hang in there. Now that you've completed the main story, you'll have all the time in the world to run around doing whatever you missed. Because you are going to need to be as maxed out as possible to make your S Rank attempts smoother and faster, it's better for you to do everything else you need to do post-game especially prior to doing those Hard-mode S Rank runs. That said, you will still need to complete all the Missions on Hard-mode once each here anyway but this is not for the S Ranks. Instead it's for two reasons: One is to collect Skill Points and the other is to collect all the Dragon Vein Shards found in all of the Main Chapter Missions.

 

In addition to the Shards, you'll also need to focus on collecting all of the game's other kinds of Collectibles, namely Gacha Machine winnings, Lottery poetry tickets, Gallery entries and complete all LINK quests in the game (which will probably take up most of your time in this Step) and to finish off any other remaining side-quests, namely the Guardian Invitation & Training Quests and the Boss Requests. Also, don’t forget to 5-Star every Vendor! When you do, remember to talk to them again immediately so you get your Shard reward. It's quite easy to forget it and miss it, after which you'll end up like us where we spent days wondering what Shard could possibly have been missed. If the tree hasn't bloomed yet, you should definitely get it in this step as you continue to water it between each quest.

 

By the end of this step, you will have earned:

 

(B) New star in my town

(B) Ximending tourism ambassador

(G) Where there's a will there's a wish

(B) Yumo the helper

(B) Yumo the handyman

(B) Yumo the allrounder

(B) Just leave the rest to Yumo!

(S) Good man, good deeds, good Yumo

(B)(H) One more please...

(B)(H) I can't stop collecting...

(B)(H) A good way to spend your pocket change

(B)(H) I want the whole set!

(B)(H) Perhaps I play too much?

(G)(H) The master of Gacha Gacha

(S) Everything about the magical girl

(S) How can I survive this month?

(S) The considerate Boss

(S) Double Star Lion Roar

(S) Broken Chords

(S) Aim for the stars

(G) The Guardian of Ximending

(S)(H) When the peach is ripe

 

 

Step 3 — S Ranks, more Shards and finish unlocking all Skills.

 

At this point you should be done with everything in the game except for getting the S Ranks, collecting all Shards from the S Ranks and maxing out all of the Skills. These clusters of trophies will all come at around the same time as each of them requires you to complete the other. For example: To get all 153 Shards for (G) ECO life you need to complete the S Ranks and each time you get an S Rank, you're rewarded with a bonus Shard which will also give you 50–200 Skill Points, all of which you'll need to maximize your Skills for (S) Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys! which you'll need to complete the remaining S Ranks with a little more ease! It's a very cyclical process. You will need to earn S Ranks not only from the Main story Chapters but all Boss Requests and Guardian Training quests as well. This may take you some time, depending on what level yourself and your Guardians' Skills are at. If you haven't yet, you should finish 5-Starring all Vendors because the food buffs from the last few Vendors unlocked can be very helpful in your pursuit for S Ranks. Since there is an exact amount of Skill Points in the game and they equate to the precise amount needed to upgrade everything, the relevant trophies will be amongst your last to unlock.

 

By the end of this step, you will have earned:

 

(G) ECO life

(S) Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys!

(S) 120% POWER!

(S) Can you keep up with my rhythm?

(S) I can shoot the stars

(P) The King of Youshanding

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/042.jpg The King of Youshanding (P)

Earned every trophy. Thanks for playing!

 

As always, earn all the other trophies to get this one.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/1d4.jpg My daily adventure (B)

Started a new game. The beginning of Yumo's adventure.

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

Self-explanatory. This trophy will unlock when you begin the game for the first time.

 

Spoiler

This will be the very first trophy you earn and comes very soon after beginning the game. When you first begin a new game, you'll be introduced to Yumo (the character you will play as) and once her name appears on-screen, the trophy will pop.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/fdf.jpg Don't call me a gangster (B)

Met the Guardian of Ximending - Leo.

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

This trophy will pop towards the end of Chapter 1 when Yumo meets Leo.

 

Spoiler

When you begin the game, after a short and very basic tutorial on movement and camera controls, you and your best friend Yusha somehow get transported into an alternate dimension. Before you can even wrap your mind around what just happened, Yusha screams out and falls to the floor, apparently hurt by a large red demon. It is at this point that you'll meet Leo. You will then go through another tutorial, this time for battle controls. Once it's all done and everyone is out safely, you'll get this trophy after ensuring your friend is okay and you speak to the boss. The trophy will pop once all the dialogue has finished.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/599.jpg Rock with me! (B)

Met the young master of the Bat Clan - Bahet.

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

This trophy will pop towards the end of Chapter 4's main mission when Yumo is introduced to Bahet.

 

Spoiler

You will meet Bahet at the end of Chapter 4: Banana Paradise where you must defeat him before he will join your party. You will need 8 Dragon Vein Stone shards to gain access to the Fissure where he's hiding, which you'll have if you've found every stone in the previous two Chapters and explored Ximending a bit, finding a couple Shards along the streets. The fight against Bahet is simple, get some quick combos in with :square: and :triangle: then dodge with :r2: when he tries to retaliate - rinse and repeat until the Boss unlocks Leo's D.ARMS finishing move, then use it to end the fight and trigger the next cutscene. The trophy will pop once the dialogue sequence ends.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/9d8.jpg Come on baby!! (B)

Met the master of the Tamsui River - Le Viada.

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

This trophy will pop towards the end of Chapter 5's main mission when Yumo is introduced to Le Viada.

Spoiler

You will first encounter Le Viada near the end of Chapter 5: Rhythm of the Wave but need 12 Dragon Vein Stone shards to gain access to the Fissure she disappeared into. Once inside the Fissure, follow the Boss's instructions until you reach the boss: Quadruped Chaos Beast Type. α (Alpha). This fight follows the same rules as the previous ones i.e get some combos in, then dodge with :r2: if any attacks come your way. Once your D.ARMS move has charged, unleash it for massive damage. Rinse and repeat until the monster is toast. After defeating the boss and realising Le Viada isn't there, you will leave the Fissure and start Chapter 6: That Day, on the Beach.

 

You will need 16 Dragon Vein Stone shards to open the next Fissure. Fight your way through the stage until you find Le Viada and have to fight her. This fight is a lot trickier than the previous ones, because Le Viada's Guardian form packs a serious wallop due to her firing off Land Mines, Water Balls, Water Breath and Charge attacks. You will have a lot less time to get in some hits so do what you can and keep dodging her attacks by pressing :r2:. Eventually you will do enough damage that the Boss will phone in and unlock Bahet's D.ARMS finishing move so press :l1:+:r1: to activate it and end the stage. The trophy will unlock at the end of the ensuing dialogue sequence.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/61c.jpg A good neighbour (B)

Maxed the familiarity of 5 vendors. Enjoy your food delivery to Tumaz Mart!

 

See Ximending tourism ambassador

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/346.jpg The local idol (B)

Maxed the familiarity of 10 vendors. I can't decide what food to eat.

 

See Ximending tourism ambassador

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/21b.jpg New star in my town (B)

Maxed the familiarity of 15 vendors. Have you decided what to order?

 

See Ximending tourism ambassador

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/e26.jpg Ximending tourism ambassador (B)

Maxed the familiarity of all vendors. Be careful with your weight, guys.

 

To get this trophy, you'll have to reach max familiarity (AKA earn 5 Stars) with all 20 Vendors in the game.

 

Fairly early on, you'll be introduced to a few Vendors in the city. For the most part they consist of food carts and restaurants, with the only exception being the Movie Theatre, though that also dispenses food. While a few of them will unlock automatically as part of the story, most are unlocked by doing Guardian Invitations. These side-quests will take you to a Vendor that has not unlocked yet and gives you a short cut-scene of the four of them sharing a meal. After this, the Vendor will become permanently unlocked for you.

 

Each Vendor has a Familiarity level of a total of 5 stars. Each food item you purchase will increase that level by 1 Star so you'll need to make 5 purchases in every Vendor. Thankfully it doesn't matter which item you buy so feel free to spam the cheapest option until you've maxed out. In addition, since it also doesn't matter how long the time between purchases is, you can even buy the same item 5 times in a row and you'll get all 5 Stars on the spot. I personally recommend this because this way you won't forget and have to spend a lot of time running around trying to figure which Vendor you missed. It is very important to note that you will be rewarded with 1 Dragon Shard every time you max out a Vendor. Once you've 5-Starred them, an employee will appear at the side of that Vendor with a chat bubble above their head. Speak to them to be rewarded 1 Dragon Vein Shard and some Skill Points. Don't forget, you must speak to the person in front of/next to the Vendor a sixth time to get the Shard. You need all of the Vendors' Shards and their Skill Points for the Platinum.

 

A great bonus is that once you reach the max familiarity with any Vendor, you can then use the Delivery Station in the Convenience Store to remotely pick out food without having to run to that Vendor anymore.

 

The main reason you should use these Vendors is that each dish they offer comes with a special buff that will last until you complete a mission or buy another food item; only 1 buff can be active at any time. Especially when it comes to S Ranks, you should be using these Vendors before every single mission. Also, the later in the game the Vendor unlocks, the stronger and higher level buffs they offer. These buffs offer a noticeable difference in combat so be sure to use them. The second reason is that they increase your Friendship level with specific Guardians. You'll know which items they are because when you're in the purchasing menu, there is a heart sign on the top-left with the Guardian's face. Note: There can be more than 1 Guardian affected by each item.

 

Here is a list of all Vendors and when they unlock:

 

Cafés [utensils icon]:

 

  1. Ya Rou Bian - Unlocks by doing Le Viada's 3rd Guardian Quest
  2. Gema Curry - Unlocks by doing Le Viada's 2nd Guardian Quest
  3. Oyami Café - Unlocks by doing Leo's 3rd Guardian Quest
  4. Mei Guan Yuan - Unlocks by doing Bahet's 2nd Guardian Quest

 

Fast food [burger icon]:

 

  1. Cold Stone Creamery - Unlocks by doing Bahet's 4th Guardian Quest
  2. J&G Fried Chicken - Unlocks by doing Le Viada's 4th Guardian Quest
  3. Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken
  4. Ay-Chung Flour-Rice noodle - Unlocks by doing Le Veida's 1st Guardian Quest
  5. Stinky Tofu - Unlocks by doing Leo's 2nd Guardian Quest
  6. Penland Coffee
  7. Crepe
  8. Laotianlu Braised Foods

 

Stalls [Cart icon]:

 

  1. Fruit Stand - Unlocks by doing Bahet's 3rd Guardian Quest
  2. Taiwanese Hotdog - Unlocks by doing Leo's 1st Guardian Quest
  3. Corn Dogs
  4. Mianjian Cake - Unlocks by doing Leo's 4th Guardian Quest
  5. Papaya Milk - Unlocks by doing Bahet's 1st Guardian Quest
  6. Sweet Potato Balls
  7. Fried Squid

 

Movie Theater [Ticket icon]:

 

  1. Movie theater - Unlocks at the beginning of Chapter 7
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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/f93.jpg ECO life (G)

Acquired all Dragon Vein Stones. It's pretty tough work.

 

Important: If you collect a Shard during a stage that you do not complete, for example if you then die and choose to restart or return to the Convenience Store, you will have to re-do that Mission to re-collect the Shard. It only saves that Shard once you successfully complete the Mission.

 

Dragon Vein Shards are Dusk Diver's main Collectible, of which there are 153 to find. The Stones that the Shards come from are magical stone pillars that are the major, primary things that help to balance the worlds, especially Youshanding, the Phantom World. Without the Dragon Vein Stones, all three worlds (Kunlun, Youshanding and the human world, in this case Ximending) would collapse into each other and open the gates, allowing all of Youshanding's beasts to come out into the open and live in Ximending. The Shards you'll collect are fragments broken off from these Stones.

 

When you come across a Shard in the world, it will be rainbow-colored just like the larger Stone it comes from (see below). They're medium-sized and are relatively easy to see in Youshanding but can blend in quite well to the background in Ximending and so are somewhat harder to spot there. Thankfully in the beginning, you'll notice that Boss will occasionally tell you that she senses a Shard is in the nearby area, which always refers to a rather small radius around you so you shouldn't have too big of an area to search.

 

Later on however, once you've reached Chapter 5: Rhythm of the Wave and done the first Urban Legend of Ximending LINK quest (see Good man, good deeds, good Yumo), you'll unlock the Tao Master. When you speak to him, he will give you the option of paying him to illuminate the location of a certain number of Shards (it changes almost every time). When you pay for it, those Shards will now be marked on your map, thus allowing you to find them much, much easier. The first time you pay him will cost $1,600 but will change nearly every time after that. The cost for the second will be reduced to $800 but increased to $1,400 the third and fourth times you ask him and reduced to $200 for the fifth time.

 

Note: It is very important to note this is not optional. Many of the Shards the Tao Master unveils, won't be in the world until you purchase them so you're not only purchasing a map to the Shards but even the Shards themselves. For the first one, he may illuminate ones already there that you've missed but that is not the case for the later ones.

 

The Shards aren't only found scattered around town but are also found in Youshanding in 10 of the 11 Chapters' Main Missions and are given as rewards for S Ranking any Mission or quest. Collecting these Shards are very important and not just for this trophy. There are 2 main reasons.

 

1: Each time you need to enter a fissure for the Chapter Mission, you will need a certain number of Shards to be allowed. Supposedly the reason is to keep Yumo, who is a human unlike her companions and really all people who can survive a visit to Youshanding, safe and to give her the power to enter and survive. Thankfully they're always quite lenient and the numbers are typically relatively low and, on the off chance you might be short a few, it is very easy to pick up more Shards. After the first 2-3 Missions, you shouldn't have an issue for the remainder of the game.

 

2: Skill Points. Each Shard you get will give you either 50 or 200 points* (see note below). There are 4 trophies for maxing out all Skills, one for each character, and you'll need every single Skill Point in the game to complete these (see Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys!). In addition, you're going to need to be as close as possible to being maxed out when doing your S Rank runs.

 

*Note: We are not 100% certain why or where the change between 50 and 200 points happens; whether this depends on how far you are into the game or whether it is determined by location, i.e. that Shards in Youshanding reward 200 points versus 50 for Ximending, which stgermain noted. We will try to confirm this, but if you notice it one way or the other, please let us know.

 

For a video showing the location of all Chapter Shards and those around Ximending, see below, courtesy of Dragonaxe3:

 

 

 

 

Our own Supplement, which includes a video guide, a screenshots walkthrough and a text walkthrough for all 153 Shards is coming soon.

 

Here is the breakdown of all 153 Shard locations:

 

Main Missions:

 

  • Normal-mode Missions: 41 total.
    • 3 to find and collect per Normal-mode Mission (except Chapter 12).
    • 1 earned as an S Rank bonus for each Normal-mode Mission.

    [*]Hard-mode Missions: 21 total.

    • 1 to find and collect per Hard-mode Mission (except Chapter 12).
    • 1 earned as an S Rank bonus for each Hard-mode Mission.

TOTAL: 62 Shards from Main missions

 

Side-Missions:

 

  • Normal-mode Guardian Training missions: 12 total.
    • 1 earned as an S Rank bonus for each Normal-mode Training Mission.

    [*]Hard-mode Guardian Training missions: 12 total.

    • 1 earned as an S Rank bonus for each Hard-mode Training Mission.

    [*]Hard-mode Boss Requests: 5 total.

TOTAL: 29 Shards from Side Missions.

 

Ximending:

 

  • 1 Shard from each of the 20 Vendors by getting them to 5-Stars, then talking to the owners.
  • 42 Shards found around town, including several revealed by the Tao Master

TOTAL: 62 Shards found in Ximending.

 

Note: In Chapter 10, the stage forks and splits into two with one path to Bahet and one path to Le Viada and there is one Shard on each path. You can get both Shards providing you don't go further in and initiate a fight with either Guardian.

 

If you did trigger either fight, you will have to replay the Mission to get the other Shard because, for example, if you choose to go to Bahet first, when you beat him, it will automatically take you to Viada, thus not allowing you to do the walk to pick up the last Shard, meaning you'd need to re-do this Mission and choose the opposite path to get the last Shard. Remember, Shards are different between Normal and Hard mode so you'll need to re-do this on Normal mode to get the opposite Shard. Also, please note that the second Shard won't be in the same place when you re-do it. If you picked up Bahet's Shard, Le Viada's will be on a series of disappearing platforms off of the right edge of the stage a little ways before you reach her. If you picked up Le Viada's Shard first, Bahet's will be on a singular platform off of the left edge of the stage a little ways before you reach him so whichever one you do first, just make note of which path you chose so you can take the other one next time.

 

This is what the Dragon Vein Shard icon looks like on your map: puT7R5P.png

 

This is what the Shard will look like in the world:

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/903.jpg The Guardian of Ximending (G)

Cleared all levels in S rank. Kunlun should give Yumo a letter of gratitude...

 

(Difficulty)

 

When you complete each Mission, whether it is the Chapter's Main Mission, a Guardian Training quest or a Boss Request, the ending screen will display the Rank you achieved for that quest. The possible Ranks you can earn, from worst to best, are D, C, B, A and lastly, S. This Rank is the marker for how well you did in that Mission. Its sole criteria is time spent which is most affected by your strength and how quickly you can kill all the enemies. To get this trophy, you will have to get S Ranks on Normal and Hard for all 11 Chapters, all 12 Guardian Training quests and all 5 Boss Requests. This totals 51 Missions. You should leave this trophy for the end as you'll need to be as strong as possible for this, meaning you'll need to have completed or almost completed everything else, earning all Skill points for you and your Guardians.

 

The odds are that as you play, you will get a few S Ranks without necessarily trying to and that by the time you finish the main game, you will probably have S Ranks in a small handful of Normal-mode quests but the majority will come a while after you've finished the game. In all likelihood, this will not only be your last trophy to earn but will also take multiple attempts. This is primarily because you will need the Skill Point bonuses that come from completing the Main Chapters on Hard-mode just to be able to get S Ranks in them. This means that, while it is possible for you to do them in 1 go, you will probably need at least 2 attempts for most HM Chapters. In addition, each HM Chapter has 1 Shard you'll need to collect for ECO life, something you shouldn't try doing during your S Rank attempts so make sure you find them during your Skill Point runs so you won't have to worry about them.

 

Here is a playlist that contains videos showing every S Rank in the game and how to get them (in progress, more being added):

 

S Rank Tips:

 

TIP 1: Learn and be very accustomed to the various combos. Knowing and understanding the battle system is perhaps the singular, most important thing you can do to better your time and Rank. Spamming the same button or the same combo or even the same Guardian, is going to limit your abilities and make getting the S Ranks much, much harder. If you need to, enter any Normal-mode and don't go forward upon spawning in. Instead, just stay where you land and practice the combos until you know them all and what each one does, including those for your Guardians. Please see the Combat Tips & Important Info section of our Dusk Diver - Moves, Side-Quests & Gallery Guide for more info.

 

TIP 2a: Buy and use items/potions, especially the TP Patches and the Kunlunian Prototype and Premium Elixirs. As money shouldn't be an issue for you post-game, use items liberally and don't save them the entire Mission, thinking you'll keep them for when it's really needed. The main thing is to cut down time so use them whenever you can, preferably at the very beginning of horde waves (see Tip #4). You should also be using food-buffs at all times, especially for the S Ranks. A couple good food suggestions are Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle's Chili Sauce (Lv.3 Special Ability buff), Mianjian Cake's Peanut Cake (Lv.3 Yumo Damage buff) and Cold Stone Creamery's My Favorite Tea (Lv.3 D.ARMS Duration buff).

 

TIP 2b: Ixii usually runs with one of two item set-ups. Prior to unlocking all HP Skill levels or if it's a Mission she knows will be challenging: (5) HP-Prototype potions, (2) HP-Premium potions, (5) TP Fortification-Prototype patches and (3) Kunlunian-Prototype Elixir. Once she maxed out the HP Skills and is solely focused on sprinting through Missions to get S Ranks, she usually drops both HP Potions and instead take 2 of the following: (5) SP Supply Pill-Prototype, (2) TP Fortification-Premium patches and/or (1) Kunlunian-Premium Elixir. Note: The (#s) are the maximum amount you are allowed to bring into any Mission.

 

TIP 3: The more often you can use and the longer you can stay in your D.ARMS form, the quicker you'll be able to dispatch enemies (see Tip #4). Don't try saving it for the boss, because you should be using items anyway to refill your TP when needed (see Tip #2).

 

TIP 4: Make sure you have fully upgraded your Guardian(s) TP stat from the Skill menu as that increases the TP you earn from that Guardian's attacks. Using :r1: in particular, especially with large groups of enemies, returns a massive amount of TP. With these, you can literally keep your D.ARMS mode permanently active as long as there are enemies.

 

TIP 5: Do not forget to always use your Guardians. You can use them as you are fighting and you never need to stop a combo to summon them so there should be no reason to ever save your SP and not use the Guardians. They can do a very large amount of damage, especially if you have upgraded them and will greatly cut down on the time needed. If you are regularly having SP problems, carry SP Supply Pills (see Tip #2).

 

TIP 6: Don't ever bother breaking any blocks. There is absolutely no reason to break a single block during your S Rank runs, especially if you follow our first tip regarding the use of your items. Just sprint from point A to point B, stopping for nothing.

 

TIP 7: As we mentioned above, even though it means multiple playthroughs and more time, do not try to get the Shards. While some Missions are a little more lenient and you may be able to in those, in others that added time could be the difference between an S Rank and an A Rank. In some stages, for example in Chapter 8 and Chapter 11, the Shards can take a lot of extra work and time to reach.

 

Note: We cannot yet confirm if time spent listening to the dialogue counts towards the final Rank.

 

 

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Powered up Yumo's skills to the max.

 

Chapter 3: Pushing Hands is when you first gain access to your Skills, the first option in the Main Menu. Contrary to typical RPGs, here your Skills are not your abilities but rather your character's attributes (e.g. Health points, ATK, Luck and so on). To increase these attributes, you need to use Skill Points and each attribute requires a different amount; for the first upgrade, the cost ranges anywhere from 200 to 1,000 Points and each time you level something up, the cost of that Skill's next upgrade increases. The amount it increases by is dependent on the Skill. For example: HP's 5th upgrade will cost 600 Points but Luck's 5th upgrade might cost 300. The highest single-level upgrade costs 2,000 Points.

 

You can earn Skill Points in a variety of ways. The majority will come from completing every new Mission (including the first time you do the Hard difficulty versions of the already-completed Normal-mode Missions) and every time you find a Dragon Veil Stone Shard, albeit the latter only gives 50 or 200 points each, depending on time/location.

 

The amount of Skill Points needed to fully upgrade Yumo and her 3 Guardians' skills, equals out to the exact amount in-game after completing everything; all S Ranks, finding all Shards etc. In all likelihood, these SP-related trophies will be the last ones you earn, probably around the same time you earn the trophy for finding all Shards (ECO life) and all S Ranks (Guardian of Ximending).

 

Available Upgrades:

 

  • HP - 10 Upgrades
  • SP - 3 Upgrades
  • ATK - 10 Upgrades
  • Luck - 10 Upgrades
  • Moves - 5 Upgrades
  • Just Dodge - 5 Upgrades
  • D.ARMS - 5 Upgrades

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Powered up Leo's skills to the max.

 

See Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys! for more information on Skill Points/upgrades.

 

In addition to leveling up Yumo's skills/attributes, you can also upgrade your Guardian companions' skills. That said, however, the companion upgrades are quite different from Yumo's. The only two Skills you can upgrade for your Guardian(s) are their ATK Skill and their TP Skill.

 

The ATK attribute is fairly self-explanatory. The TP Skill affects how much TP (what fills your D.ARMS meter and is also known as 'Photon Energy') your Guardian's attacks generate. In other words, when you use your Guardians in combat, you'll notice that yellow orbs will drop from the mobs that were hurt or killed by said Guardian. When you upgrade that Guardian's TP Skill, it will cause more yellow orbs to drop and will increase the amount of TP that you earn from those orbs. This is exceptionally important for your S Rank attempts. When the TP Skill is maxed out, you can essentially keep your D.ARMS mode permanently activated as long as there are enemies to kill, especially when you use :r1: or the :triangle:=>:circle: combo bonuses because the amount of yellow orbs generated is so much that your D.ARMS gage will simply never be depleted.

 

Each upgrade costs a certain amount of Skill Points but that cost will increase each time you buy one. For each Guardian, to unlock all 10 ATK upgrades will cost 10,000 points and all 5 TP upgrades will cost 2,000 points. In total, you will need 12,000 Skill Points to upgrade all of Leo's Skills and 36,000 to upgrade all 3 Guardians' (Leo's, Bahet's and Le Viada's) Skills.

 

Available Upgrades:

 

  • ATK - 10 Upgrades
  • TP - 5 Upgrades

 

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Powered up Bahet's skill to the max.

 

See Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys! for more information on Skill Points/upgrades and 120% POWER! for Guardians' Skill Points/upgrades.

 

Each upgrade costs a certain amount of Skill Points but that cost will increase each time you buy one. In total, you will need 12,000 Skill Points to upgrade all of Bahet's Skills and 36,000 to upgrade all 3 Guardians' (Leo's, Bahet's and Le Viada's) Skills.

 

Available Upgrades:

 

  • ATK - 10 Upgrades
  • TP - 5 Upgrades

 

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Powered up Le Viada's skills.

 

See Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys! for more information on Skill Points/upgrades and 120% POWER! for Guardians' Skill Points/upgrades.

 

Each upgrade costs a certain amount of Skill Points but that cost will increase each time you buy one. In total, you will need 12,000 Skill Points to upgrade all of Le Viada's Skills and 36,000 to upgrade all 3 Guardians' (Leo's, Bahet's and Le Viada's) Skills.

 

Available Upgrades:

 

  • ATK - 10 Upgrades
  • TP - 5 Upgrades

 

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Acquired all Lottery Poetry.

 

On the southern border of the map, to the middle-left side, is the Mazu Temple. This location will be important throughout the game as the site of many Chapter Missions, side-quests and various collectibles. When you click :cross: on the Temple itself, it will give you what they call a piece of "Lottery poetry". It is a long strip of paper with Chinese writing and will come with an English translation but is essentially the larger version of a Fortune Cookie's fortune.

 

There are 62 Lottery poetry items in total to collect for this trophy but which one you get each time is pure RNG. Thankfully it's free so you don't need to spend any money but it will take a long time to get all 62, due to all the duplicates that appear along the way. The best method is to take some time and just constantly press :cross: until the trophy pops. It doesn't really require any attention so you can easily do this as you do something else, such as reading a book or watching a movie, just make sure to continually press :cross:. If you so desire, you can check how many you have and which ones you're missing from the Gallery in the Convenience Store.

 

TIP: There is a way to ensure that each Lottery Poetry ticket you pull will be a new one, though it is a little time consuming. Each time you enter Youshanding and complete a Mission, head to the temple and pull a ticket and you're guaranteed a new one. (Credit to stgermain for this tip!)

 

Note: Whether you unlock the Lottery poetry immediately before or after the DuskEater02 LINK quest is not 100% certain. Terminator unlocked it by completing DuskEater02, whereas ixii accessed it first immediately before DuskEater02 appeared in front of the Temple. If you happen to see this note before you unlock the Temple, please let us know which one unlocked it for you so the Guide can be updated.

 

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Unlocked LINK quests.

 

You will unlock the LINK quest system after completing Leo's first Guardian quest during Chapter 4: Banana Paradise. When you begin Chapter 4, you'll be asked to explore the town. Apparently many of Ximending's residents are having nightmares. During this portion, you'll be going back and forth a bit between Vendors and such but it is during this time that you'll unlock Guardian Invitations, which are quests that increase your friendship with said Guardian and Guardian Training Quests, which are training quests that teach you new moves associated with that Guardian (see Double Star Lion Roar for more information about Guardian Invitations and Training quests). After finishing Leo's first Guardian Training Quest, which is accessible via Stage Select in the Convenience Store, you will unlock both a new ability and the LINK quests.

 

LINK quests are people in trouble in Ximending. They won't initially be marked on your Map but when you run nearby one, an icon of a blue chat-bubble with a "?" inside will appear on your Mini-Map, indicating the presence of a LINK quest. Speak to the person with the icon above their head to begin the quest. Once the quest is active, you can check where to go by opening your Main Menu with :options: => LINK => :r1: or :l1: to select the quest you want. When you select it, the same blue chat icon will appear on the Map, indicating the location of the quest's objective. When you complete LINK quests, you can upgrade Yumo's necklace power, increasing your abilities in D.ARMS mode. As a reward for completing all LINK quests, you will unlock arguably Yumo's best looking outfit in the game: her D.ARMS suit. You can change outfits at any time via the Staff-Only Dressing Room in the Tumaz Mart.

 

 

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Completed 5 LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-Person for info about LINK quests and Good man, good deeds, good Yumo for a list of all the LINK quests in the game.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/6d9.jpg Yumo the helper (B)

Completed 10 LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-Person for info about LINK quests and Good man, good deeds, good Yumo for a list of all the LINK quests in the game.

 

 

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Completed 15 LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-Person for info about LINK quests and Good man, good deeds, good Yumo for a list of all the LINK quests in the game.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/280.jpg Yumo the allrounder (B)

Completed 20 LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-Person for info about LINK quests and Good man, good deeds, good Yumo for a list of all the LINK quests in the game.

 

 

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Completed 25 LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-Person for info about LINK quests and Good man, good deeds, good Yumo for a list of all the LINK quests in the game.

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Completed all LINK quests.

 

See Person-to-person for more information about unlocking LINK quests.

 

Here is the complete list of all 30 LINK quests in the game and their objectives:

 

?1:

 

1: Nostalgic Old Man - Take a picture of a specific building for the old man.

2: Nostalgic Old Man, Part 2 - Take a picture for the old man of some people ice skating. It turns out the ice rink was shut down years ago so take a picture of the Wannian Building, then return to the old man and give him the picture.

3: Nostalgic Old Man, Part 3 - Take a picture of the dance floor and karaoke building the old man used to frequent with his wife.

4: Goodbye, Nostalgic Old Man - Buy some tempura and medicine for the old man.

 

?2:

 

1: My Brothers - Part 1 - Find the oldest Brother

2: My Brothers - Part 2 - Find the Second youngest Brother

3: My Brothers - Part 3 - Find the youngest Brother

4: My Brothers - Part 4 - Watch the Brothers' performance

 

?3:

 

1: Old Duke and the Little Lady - Find out what has happened to the Old man's daughter.

2: Garment Store Owner's Request 1 - Find some Scissors or another sharp object for the store owner (give her a Chaos Beast Shard).

3: Garment Store Owner's Request 2 - Find some glowing objects (Give her 10 Chaos Beast Tails).

4: Garment Store Owner's Request 3 - Find some Feng Shui items (Give her 2 Willpowers of Chaos Beasts - these are found in a sparkling box near the end of Le Viada's third training mission).

5: Crisis of the Garment Store Owner - Find out why the store has no customers.

 

?4:

 

1: Free Is The Most Costly - Try out some free samples at various Food and Drink vendors.

2: Mascot of The Drink Shop - Deliver the Mo Ciou Li mascots to all of the designated vendors.

3: The Transformation of The Drink Shop - Pick up a delivery of new uniforms for the manager of Mo Ciou Li.

4: Supporting The Drink Shop - Find out why one of the branches has broken off contact.

5: Promotions for The Drink Shop - Drum up some publicity.

 

?5:

 

1: DuskEater01 - Buy some HP Potion from the Tumaz Mart and give it to the sick old lady.

2: DuskEater02 - Demonstrate Fortune Telling.

3: DuskEater03 - Visit the Crepe stall and buy some Crepes for the starving man.

4: DuskEater04 - Escort the tourist to the noodle vendor. You have to walk slowly, else the mission will automatically fail and you'll have to do it again.

5: DuskEater05 - Escort the tourist to the Tumaz Mart. You have to walk slowly, else the mission will automatically fail and you'll have to do it again.

6: DuskEater06 - Rent the Oyami Cafe for $10,000, then take some pictures of Le Viada. You will almost certainly have to grind out some cash for this, since it's unlikely you will have $10,000 on you at the time.

 

?6:

 

1: Urban Legend in Ximending - Find the Tao Master and save him from the Chaos Beasts.

2: Urban Legend in Ximending II - Find out why the old lady's radio is on the fritz.

3: Urban Legend in Ximending II - Recover the tourist's lost luggage.

4: Urban Legend in Ximending IV - Find out why Leo's canine friend Mao is feeling under the weather.

5: Urban Legend in Ximending V - Retrieve the stone lion statue that was stolen from the Mazu Temple.

6: Urban Legend in Ximending VI - Find out why Yusha is in a hurry (see below for a video) - This mission spawns during Chapter 12, after you've gone home and as you're on your way back to the Convenience Store. You'll see Yusha sprinting and that unlocks the quest. Follow her to begin it. This is hands down the most annoying and frustrating mission in the game, because the wallet thief moves really quickly and the obstacles he puts in your way are a pain to dodge. If you lose sight of the thief by having the Distance gauge max out, it's an automatic game over and you'll have to restart the mission from the start. The best tip we can offer is to dash a lot (:lsup:+:r2:) and abuse J.D Time. Once you corner the thief, you will have to fight some waves of enemies before being able to reclaim Yusha's wallet. We also suggest waiting until you've fully upgraded your Just Dodge and to also eat J&G Fried Chicken's Crispy Garlic King Oyster Mushrooms that gives you the Just Dodge Shorten Cooldown Lv.3 food buff.

 

 

The trophy will pop once you have completed all of the LINK missions. As a reward for completing all LINK quests, you will unlock arguably Yumo's best looking outfit in the game: Her D.ARMS suit. You can change outfits at any time via the Staff-Only Dressing Room in the Convenience Store.

 

 

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Completed "Boss's wayward request"

 

Boss Requests first unlock after completing Chapter 2 and are a type of side-quests but one that comes with very different rewards. Each time you complete a Boss Request for the first time, it unlocks a unique type of item that then becomes available to purchase from Tumaz Mart's Item Shop. That's not all, however! In addition to unlocking the item, you are also given permanent discounts, the amount of which is determined by the Rank you achieved in that mission. A B-Rank is rewarded with a 20% discount, an A Rank is rewarded with a 30% discount and an S Rank is rewarded with a whopping 40% discount! Note: The discount is only for that specific item, not all of them!

 

You access the Boss's requests via the Stage Selection machine that's to the right of where the Boss is sitting; it has a Flag icon on top of it. Press :cross: on the Stage Select computer, then press :r1: twice until you reach the Boss icon (the small ceramic bear). These quests are unique as they're far more platforming-focused than any other section of the game. While there is some fighting at the end of each, most of your time will be spent on platforming puzzles, jumping between moving, disappearing and even rotating platforms, switches that trigger new platforms, Bagua Mirrors that are needed to clear Bagua Walls etc. Although they might seem confusing at first, they're very linear; there's really only one way for you to go so it shouldn't take you too long to figure them out.

 

This trophy is specifically for completing the very last one: "Boss's Wayward Request", which you can only do once you've completed all of the previous ones. Here is the complete list of all Boss Requests and when they unlock:

 

  1. Boss's Excessive Request - Unlocks after completing Chapter 2's main Mission.
  2. Boss's Unreasonable Request - Unlocks after completing Chapter 4's main Mission.
  3. Boss's Obstructive Request - Unlocks after completing Chapter 6's main Mission.
  4. Boss's Difficult Request - Unlocks after completing Boss's Obstructive Request.
  5. Boss's Wayward Request - Unlocks after completing Boss's Difficult Request.

After completing the Wayward Request, the trophy will pop on the stage completion screen. See below for a video showing how to complete these, including getting S Ranks in all Normal and Hard versions:

 

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Completed "Final Training with Leo"

 

Important: When you reach the next level in any Guardian's friendship gauge, you will have to complete both the Invitation Quest and the Training Quest before you can begin earning more friendship points. If you only did the first part (or neither), you won't get any friendship XP from any missions or vendor purchases until you've done both.

 

When you begin Chapter 4: Banana Paradise, you'll be asked to explore the town. Apparently many of Ximending's residents are having nightmares. During this portion, you'll be going back and forth a bit between Vendors and such but it is during this time that you'll unlock Guardian Invitations, which are quests that increase your friendship with said Guardian and Guardian Training Quests, which are training quests that teach you new moves associated with that Guardian.

 

When you increase a Guardian's Friendship level, you'll unlock a special Guardian Invitation Quest, marked on the map with a pawprint (It will also tell you when one is available by saying "Event available" on the top-right of your screen). This will take you to an as yet unknown vendor for a short dialogue Cut-scene. When this is over, it unlocks that Vendor for future use. For all but that Guardian's final quest, the Vendor it unlocks contains, among others, that Guardian's current level ATK food-buff. In other words, Leo's 3rd Guardian Invitation quest unlocks Oyami Café, which contains the "Potted Plant Coffee" with the following food-buff: Leo's Damage UP Lv.3. The 2nd contained the Lv.2 buff and the 1st contained the Lv.1 buff.

 

When you finish the Invitation quest, head to the Convenience Store and access the Stage Select by pressing :cross: on the computer station, then press :r1: once to switch to the pawprint icon and there you'll find all of the Training missions. Each one unlocks the next Skill for that Guardian and there are 4 in total to do. Note: You'll need to unlock each of these for each character so even if you've already unlocked Leo's Guardian Special Skill, you'll still need to do the same for Bahet and Le Viada.

 

The Training Missions unlock the following 4 skills for each Guardian. Although they are very similar, some of these attacks are not actually identical for each Guardian. For example: The beginning combo for the Combination Attack is 2 :square: for Leo, 3 for Bahet and 4 for Le Viada. Each attack also has a different use, thereby allowing for in-depth tactical strategies for using all 3 Guardians. To see more information on the moves list, combos, Guardian abilities and more, please see our Dusk Diver - Moves, Side-Quests & Gallery Guide.

 

The 4 attacks that unlock are:

 

  1. Aerial Summon Attack - Unlocks by doing the 1st Guardian Training quest.
  2. Guardian Special Skill - Unlocks by doing the 2nd Guardian Training quest.
  3. Combination Attack - Unlocks by doing the 3rd Guardian Training quest.
  4. D.ARMS Finish EX - Unlocks by doing the 4th Guardian Training quest.

This trophy in particular will unlock when you have completed Leo's 4th and final Training Quest which unlocks once you get his friendship gauge to Lv5. This final mission is essentially a 2-part horde mode, where you will have to face wave after wave of increasingly tough enemies and have to recover the key needed to unlock the other half of the map and reach the exit.

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/e72.jpg Broken Chords (S)

Completed "Final Training with Bahet"

 

Bahet's Final Training refers to his 4th and final Training Quest which unlocks once you get his friendship gauge to Lv5. See Double Star Lion Roar for more info on Guardian Invitation Quests and Training Quests.

 

See below for a video showing how to complete these, including getting S Ranks in all Normal and Hard versions:

 

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Completed "Final Training with Viada"

 

Le Viada's Final Training refers to her 4th and final Training Quest which unlocks once you get her friendship gauge to Lv5. See Double Star Lion Roar for more info on Guardian Invitation Quests and Training Quests.

 

See below for videos showing how to complete these, including getting S Ranks in all Normal and Hard versions:

 

Normal Mode S-Ranks:

Hard Mode S-Ranks:

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/782.jpg Everything about the magical girl (S)

Acquire all contents in Gallery.

 

You can access the Gallery by walking up to the table at the back of the Tumaz Mart and pressing :cross: on the Camera icon that's on it. All of the Gallery items come from the 4 Gacha machines, the LINK quests and the Lottery poetry. Note: You have to open the Gallery once you've collected all items, before this trophy will pop.

 

See our Dusk Diver - Moves, Side-quests and Gallery Guide for a full list of all Gallery items and where each one unlocks.

 

The Gallery is made up of the following 7 categories:

 

  1. Character – Comes from Gacha machines.
  2. Concept – Comes from Gacha machines.
  3. Music – Comes from Gacha machines.
  4. Daily album – Comes from completing all LINK quests.
  5. Lottery poetry – Comes from discovering all 62 of them from the Mazu Temple.
  6. Boss's Chaos Beast Report – Comes from finishing the story.

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/da5.jpg How can I survive this month? (S)

Spend a certain amount of money on items at Tumaz Mart.

 

To get this trophy, you have to spend $30-40,000+ on items from the Tumaz Mart.

 

The first time you get access to the Item Store in Tumaz Mart is in Chapter 2 but you only start out with being able to purchase the basic 'HP Healing Potion (Prototype)' item. The remainder of the items will unlock either as part of the Main Missions or by doing the Boss Requests (see The Considerate Boss), the latter of which also gives you discounts based on the Rank you earned in the Request missions.

 

You should be easily able to complete this trophy as money shouldn't be a big issue in-game. It is extremely easy to make money by selling the various items earned as loot drops by killing enemies or in the many, many red and yellow boxes that litter each stage.

 

Tip:

 

When it comes to actually using potions, we suggest buying the smaller HP Potions rather than the HP-Premium ones as, even though the Premium version gives you exactly double the HP, they cost more than double the original HP Potions do. In addition you can only hold 2 Premium Potions at a time (compared to the 5 lesser Potions) and with all of the green orbs you find in boxes and earn from hits and kills, you really should not need to keep a slot for the HP-Premium Potions. You can keep some on hand but the smaller ones should be your first go-to potions (see The Guardian of XimendingTip #2 for more info about using items and suggested loadouts).

 

By the time you've completed all Story Missions and Boss Requests, the Tumaz Mart will be selling the following items:

 

  1. HP Healing Potion (Prototype) - $900 [10%]
  2. HP Healing Potion - Premium: $2,000
  3. SP Supply Pill (Prototype) - $1,350 [10%]
  4. SP Supply Pill - Premium: $1,800
  5. TP Fortification Patch (Prototype) - $3,240 [10%]
  6. TP Fortification Patch - Premium: $6,480 [10%]
  7. Kunlunian Elixir (Prototype) - $4,950 [10%]
  8. Kunlunian Elixir - Premium: $12,000
  9. Substitute Amulet: $15,000

Note: The above prices are those prior to any Rank-bonus discounts given by Boss Requests and only takes the base 10% discount for completing the Normal mode Boss Requests into account for the marked items. This is because it is impossible to unlock those items without completing the Boss Requests, which automatically unlocks the 10% simultaneously. That said, there are discounts for all items in the shop except for the Substitute Amulets and these discounts can reach up to 40% by earning S Ranks in both Normal and Hard-mode Boss Requests.

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Met the mysterious girl – Nemea.

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

This trophy will pop after completing Chapter 8's Main Mission and you defeat the boss. See below for a complete text walkthrough of this mission [SPOILER WARNING]:

 

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This Mission is a big pain in the ass. The entire stage is a maze or as Terminator eloquently calls it, a labyrinthine nightmare.

 

There are 2 Fissures you need to clear out before being able to meet Nemea. You will need 20 Dragon Vein Stones to enter the first Fissure (which is at the end of Chapter 7) and 25 to enter the second Fissure (which is at the start of Chapter 8: Home, Sweet Home).

 

This mission can essentially be split into two parts – the maze and the boss fight. In the first half, you'll have to use the teleportation devices to navigate the maze. While it definitely seems extremely confusing and nightmarish the first couple times, you'll slowly start to notice that there's actually a very simple pattern to most of it, and it's essentially this – don't go through the same portal! In each section, there are really only two portals, the one you came from, and the one at the other end. Just run straight to the next portal and you should end up in the correct spot almost every time. The main reason this gets confusing is when you get turned around, such as if the fights distracted you and then you can't remember which one you've been through already, so knowing this pattern beforehand can make you pay more attention to it. Towards the end, though, it does change a bit and that is probably where the worst can happen and you'll end up lost as the game plays a little trick on you. Once you get the Bagua Mirror, head straight out and you'll have to fight some mobs before you can enter the teleport. Once you do, the game makes you think that you'll have to open the Bagua Wall and fight the large mob there and then continue that way. Do not do that! That is a red herring. Instead, skip that section and continue down the road you were on to the teleport at the end (i.e. to the left of the Bagua Wall area if you're looking directly at it). You'll teleport into a fight with a large animal-like mob. Kill it and go in the teleport behind it, then immediately turn around and go into the Bagua Wall behind you. Kill the mobs there then hop in the next teleport and you'll finally be out of the maze!! (All of this is shown in my video below, so I definitely encourage you to watch that first to cut down on time spent wondering where to go.)

 

Don't celebrate just yet, because now it's time for the boss fight! Bahet will fly you up to a nearby rooftop whereby Nemea will taunt and then fight you. This fight is the toughest one so far, because Nemea can summon crowds of mobs, teleport at will, generate a near impenetrable shield, shoot energy balls, deploy and detonate energy bombs and hit you with a powerful shockwave attack at close range that's near impossible to avoid. Terminator suggests you focus on using combos that include Le Viada, then dodge like crazy whilst avoiding all the Chaos Beasts that spawn in. However, if you are quick enough and learn Nemea's attacks, you can use them against her. Whenever she uses the crystal bombs or the circular energy balls, if you time your dodge right, you can enter the Just Dodge state and whammy the heck out of her. Personally, I suggest using Leo in these moments and using his :r1: when you can right up against her. When she calls out the mobs, use Bahet so that you can kill the mobs while continuing to attack Nemea. If you have enough items (or if you're trying to S-Rank this), a good way to quickly drain her health is to spam the large D.ARMS finisher move :r1:+:l1:. Use items to get your D.ARMS gage up, wail on her, then as it nears the end, use the finisher. Take another item to immediately refill the gage and rinse and repeat.

 

Once you get Nemea down to 1/4 health, she will surrender and have a temper tantrum about not being allowed to go shopping but Boss will chime in and say you need all the help you can get to restore the balance of power so to bring her back to the Tumaz Mart. The trophy will pop once the ensuring dialogue has finished.

 

See below for a video showing how to complete and S-Rank this stage and the boss fight in both Normal and Hard Modes:

 

 

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/d35.jpg The beginning of a new journey (S)(H)

Completed the main quest. Thanks for playing!

 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

 

This trophy spans from Chapter 9 to Chapter 12 and will pop when you reach Chapter 13, the latter of which is not necessarily a true chapter but rather is the 'post-game' world where you can run around as you like. These Chapters are among the harder Missions of the game, especially as they contain many boss fights so be aware of this. In Chapter 9, you will face the Phantom Lion; in Chapter 10, you'll have to beat both the Phantom Bat and the Phantom Leviathan once again, just as you did in Chapters 4 and 6 respectively but in Chapter 12, you will face off against Nemea's final form, the Phantom Ultimate Lion. The remaining Chapter, Chapter 11, does not have a boss fight but is still challenging in its own way as it is essentially a horde survival mode-like stage as enemies will spawn continuously until you finish the stage. If you don't know this going in, in all likelihood you will, like me, waste a ton of time trying to beat the enemies, wondering why you can't seem to make a dent in the numbers. For Chapter 11, just do your best to avoid fighting as much as you can and just keep running from objective to objective.

 

See below for a video showing how to complete and S-Rank all 4 Chapters in Normal Mode (for Hard Mode, watch this instead: LINK):

 

 

 

 

Alternatively, if you prefer text, see below for more specific details about these Chapters, from basic outlines to boss fight details [SPOILER WARNING]:

 

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Chapter 9: The Calamity:

 

To enter the final Fissure of Chapter 9, you have to pay 30 Dragon Vein Stone shards. After completing various objectives, Leo will collapse then Nemea will chime in and inform everyone that she has placed a curse on him that causes him to lose control of his powers and transform into the Phantom Lion. This fight is another tough one so make sure you have plenty of Healing Potions on you and have a Lv2 or higher buff equipped for your character of choice. Leo has many powerful attacks that will trash your health if they hit you but he is vulnerable from the back and sides so focus your attacks there and dodge whenever you can. Once you have whittled his final health bar down to a quarter, the :l1:+:r1: prompt will appear so press those buttons to end the fight.

 

Chapter 10: The Locket Heart:

 

The next Fissure opens up at the start of Chapter 10 and the access cost is 35 Dragon Vein Stone shards. This stage has 2 battles you must complete to finish it but for the purposes of the Guide, we're assuming you will start with Bahet:-

 

Bahet (Phantom Bat) Boss Fight:

 

Bahet is much more powerful this time around and has a couple of powerful Energy wave attacks, plus a pair of melee moves that will do a lot of damage if they hit you so as before, keep attacking and dodging whenever you can and do your best to avoid his attacks. Once Bahet's health has been depleted, he will recover and rejoin you for the next battle.

 

Le Viada (Phantom Leviathan) Boss Fight:

 

This is a long, protracted fight so be prepared for the long haul but for your safety, set Bahet as your Guardian and use his :circle: attack whenever you can so you keep a safe distance between you and Le Viada. Inevitably you're going to get up close and personal so watch out for Landmines and Le Viada's charge/spin attacks. Once Le Viada gets down to her last health bar, she will start using her dragon breath attack which will do a lot of damage if it hits you so dodge if you she her charging it up. Eventually you will do enough damage that she turns back into her old self and becomes one of your Guardian choices again.

 

Chapter 11: Beyond Beauty:

 

Chapter 11's Fissure costs 42 Dragon Vein Stone shards to enter. This stage is a royal pain in the butt because the enemies never stop spawning, plus Boss's "Dragon Vein Control System" starts malfunctioning and generating randomly spawning explosive pools of Dragon Vein energy that will put a major dent in your health if you're anywhere near them when they explode. The best advice we can give for this stage is to keep moving and don't stop until you're either forced to or reach your destination. The final battle of this stage is against a group green mutated Chaos Beasts so defeat them to end it.

 

Chapter 12: She Never Gives Up:

 

The entry fee for the final Fissure is 50 Dragon Vein Stone shards. After fighting through some increasingly tough waves of enemies, Nemea will surface and decide to exterminate you. The Nemea battle is the toughest one in the game so make sure you have levelled up a fair bit beforehand and have stocked up on Health Potions. We also recommend taking a Lv3 damage buff for Yumo. Providing you stay behind Nemea, her melee and energy attacks will do little to no damage. The only move you have to watch out for is when she teleports, then unleashes a powerful melee attack so dodge out of the way and keep moving until after she has performed that attack.

 

Le Viada will be a great help here because her attacks do a lot of damage when combined with your own combos but once D.ARMS is ready, switch to Leo then unleash his Ultimate Finisher which will detonate a powerful Nuke and wipe out approx a third of Nemea's health in 1 shot - rinse and repeat until she is down to her last Health bar and Leo tells you to press absorb Nemea's powers by pressing :l1:+:r1:. After the lengthy dialogue scene has ended, you will regain control of Yumo and have to finish off a newly reinvigorated Nemea. You will have unlimited D.ARMS during this final part of the fight so once your SP Gauge is full, spam Leo's Ultimate Finisher and Nuke her into oblivion! The trophy will pop shortly after the unskippable end credits have finished playing.

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/ff1.jpg One more please... (B)(H)

Obtained all the contents from the Gacha machine near Exit 6.

 

See The master of Gacha Gacha

 

 

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Obtained all the contents from the Gacha machine near Mazu temple.

 

See The master of Gacha Gacha

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/b81.jpg A good way to spend your pocket change (B)(H)

Obtained all the contents from the Gacha machine near Tattoo street.

 

See The master of Gacha Gacha

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/6d0.jpg I want the whole set! (B)(H)

Obtained all the contents from the Gacha machine near Tumaz Mart.

 

See The master of Gacha Gacha

 

 

http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/946.jpg Perhaps I play too much? (B)(H)

Obtained all the contents from the Gacha machine near Ya Rou Bian.

 

See The master of Gacha Gacha

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/0ec.jpg The master of Gacha Gacha (G)(H)

Obtained all the contents from all Gacha machines.

 

Disclaimer: Although we are fairly certain that each Gacha machine has a separate/set item pool, we cannot 100% confirm this independently so if you notice that you received an item listed under a different machine (or vice versa and did not receive an item listed here from that machine despite completing it) then please let us know.

 

This trophy unlocks when you have purchased all available items from all 5 Gacha machines. Gacha machines are probably a fond childhood memory for many people but with a different name. Technically called "bulk machines" outside of Japan and other Asian cultures, there are many types that give anything from gumballs, lollipops, various sweets (e.g. M&Ms, jawbreakers etc.) as well as others that dispense lots of cheap jewelry, toys and bouncy balls. You put in 25-50c and receive a small plastic ball that you have to open in half to receive your toy prize. Here the Gacha machines generally work in the same manner but cost $200 and rewards you with Gallery items (see Everything about the magical girl) and, rarely, costumes.

 

For this trophy, you need to keep buying items from each of the 5 Gacha machines until you've purchased all the items it contains. Thankfully, unlike the Lottery Poetry for example, each purchase will only give you something you have not yet purchased so you will only need to buy the exact number of items it has in its item pool; no more, no less. The Gacha machines unlock at the beginning of Chapter 7: A City of Sadness but it costs $200 each time you use one of them so make sure you have plenty of cash handy. While each machine has an item pool, which item you get each time is pure RNG so be prepared to spend a lot of time at each one. Note: that you will have to progress the story before all of the Gacha machines unlock. The first 3 (Exit 6, Tattoo St and Mazu Temple/Chengdu Rd.) will unlock in Chapter 7 but the remaining 2 (Tumaz Mart and Ya Rou Bian) won't unlock until Chapter 13.

 

Here is the summary for each machine (see our Gallery Guide to see which Gallery items come from which machine: LINK):

 

Exit 6 Gacha machine:

 

  • 3 Outfits - $600
  • 29 Gallery Items - $5,800
  • 8 Potions - $1,600

Total cost: $8,000

 

Tattoo Street Gacha machine:

 

  • 2 Outfits - $400
  • 16 Gallery Items - $3,200
  • 7 Potions - $1,400

Total cost: $5,000

 

Mazu Temple (Chengdu Rd.) Gacha machine:

 

  • 3 Outfits - $600
  • 27 Gallery Items - $5,400
  • 10 Potions - $2,000

Total cost: $8,000

 

Tumaz Mart Gacha machine (Unlocks at the start of Chapter 13):

 

  • 2 Outfits - $400
  • 33 Gallery Items - $6,600
  • 5 Potions - $1,000

Total cost: $8,000

 

Ya Rou Bian Gacha machine (Unlocks at the start of Chapter 13):

 

  • 2 Outfits - $400
  • 36 Gallery Items - $7,200
  • 7 Potions - $1,400

Total cost: $9,000

 

Grand total: $30,000

 

Here are the locations of all 5 Gacha machines, as marked by their unique in-game icon which is a drawing of a Gacha ball/orb:

 

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http://www.playstationtrophies.org/images/trophies/9510/977.jpg When the peach is ripe (S)(H)

The tree in Tumaz Mart bloomed.

 

To get this trophy, there is a particular tree that you need to water until it blooms. The tree in question is in the rest area at the back of the Tumaz Mart but the earliest you can water it is during Chapter 2. Although the Chapter begins with you outside on the street, just go back to the Store and water the tree by approaching it and pressing :cross:. You can only water it once in between outings but you'll need to water it many, many times for it to bloom so it's very important that you do this in between every mission. If you do that, then the trophy will pop at the start of Chapter 13: Freedom. The Peach you get at the end of this, is worth $100,000 so sell it ASAP.

 

Note: You can water the tree every time you enter Youshanding, not just in between Missions so if you complete a Chapter, water the tree, then do a Guardian Training quest, you can water the tree again. Any time you travel to Youhanding and back, it resets so you can water the tree.

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Added a new tip for the Where there's a will there's a wish trophy regarding the Lottery Poetry:

 

TIP: There is a way to ensure that each Lottery Poetry ticket you pull will be a new one, though it is a little time consuming. Each time you enter Youshanding and complete a Mission, head to the temple and pull a ticket and you're guaranteed a new one. (Credit to stgermain for this tip!)

 

Added a new video for the ECO life trophy regarding the Dragon Vein Shards:

 

Here is a video showing the location of all Chapter Mission Shards and those around Ximending, courtesy of Dragonaxe3:

 

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Thanks!! <3

 

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Also, updated the ECO life trophy with a tip from stgermain:

 

2: Skill Points. Each Shard you get will give you either 50 or 200 points* (see note below). There are 4 trophies for maxing out all Skills, one for each character, and you'll need every single Skill Point in the game to complete these (see Heeeeeya! I can beat ten guys!). In addition, you're going to need to be as close as possible to being maxed out when doing your S Rank runs.

 

*Note: We are not 100% certain why or where the change between 50 and 200 points happens; whether this depends on how far you are into the game or whether it is determined by location, i.e. that Shards in Youshanding reward 200 points versus 50 for Ximending, which stgermain noted. We will try to confirm this, but if you notice it one way or the other, please let us know.

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