- Estimated trophy difficulty:9/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Trophy Breakdown (Offline): ( 24 / 17 / 2 / 1 )
- Approximate amount of time to : 200+ Hours
- Number of missable trophies: 8 Missable Trophies (They are detailed within the Roadmap)
- Glitched trophies: No
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheats
Welcome to Record of Agarest War Zero the prequel to the previous game Record of Agarest War. Much like the first game you are tasked with similar trophies such as obtaining TRUE END, collecting all the titles and other miscellaneous trophies which hold other similarities to the previous game. If you previously owned Record of Agarest War and have finished the main story of the game to the point where you have obtained a "Clear Save File" then you're journey to made not be as long as those who do not have a "Clear Save File".
Record of Agarest War Wiki
The Record of Agarest War Wiki is back and just like the previous game it will be holding your hand the entire hand through toward obtaining . The Agarest War Wiki contains the following categories for Record of Agarest War Zero at will be of great importance on your quest to :
- True End Guide
- Weapons List (Smith Information)
- Armor List (Smith Information)
- Accessories (Smith Information)
- Items (Smith Information)
- Crafting Manual Locations
- Monster List and Locations
- Title List
- Esoteria List (Combination Attack List)
Also for beginning players or for those who feel as if they may need more aid these are two helpful links to consider looking into:
Optional Downloadable Content:
While there are some skilled Strategy Role Playing Game (SRPG) players who know just about all the in's and out's of a SRPG, that may not be the case for a majority of us. Luckily there is optional downloadable content in the Playstation Store that is greatly advised checking out.
- Fallen Angel Pack
- Impregnable Defenses Pack 1
- Chaos War Pack
- Noble Person Pack
- Legendary Beast Pack
- Impregnable Defenses Pack 2
- Point Addition Pack 4
- PP Addition Pack 2
- Tomorrow's Leading Park Pack
- Strongest Weapon Pack
Some of the DLC weapon's recommended may not show up as an equipable item yet until your character reaches level 45 and you use a Proof of Valor item on them. Details on what you can get from the above DLC can be found in Aksys's Forums. Not only does this give you an early edge against the enemies you can also earn trophies early from a couple of the DLC Packs such as:
Spoils of War (Point Addition Pack 4)
Enhance! Enhance! (Point Addition Pack 4)
You will more than likely earn these naturally if you plan on obtaining however it is still excellent DLC to have from the start regardless.
Also if you wanted to use characters besides the main heroines and the main protagonist of each generation from the last name you have the option to get them back through the following DLC:
- Remember when increasing the stats of your party members that VIT influences the amount of HP increase they get with each level up so the higher it is early on the more permanent HP gain your party members will gain as they level up. This is especially good to keep in mind if you purchased a DLC that gives you Party Points (PP).
- Always look in the Adventurers Guild and research better skills when you can to help you finish fights more efficiently.
- If you do so happen to purchase any of the DLC you can be "lazy" throughout about half of your main storyline playthrough by pressing on your controller to go into Auto-Battle.
- If you have no interest in the Story of the game remember to always use the "Skip" feature by pressing during "cut-scenes", this will help save you time in an already long game.
Must Have Skills to Research Early On:
As mentioned above you want to search powerful skills early when it is possibly to farm the items from your point in the game. Don't think about how stopping to farm is a waste of time as this will benefit you greatly in the long run. The staple skills are as follow:
(): Double Edge, Cross Edge, Square Cross
(): Power Attack, Meteor Impact, Deadly Blow
(): Rush, Rapid Move, Rush Beat
(): Impulse, Stardust
There are many other skills that would be recommended depending on the class you have in your party but the ones above should be staple skills in any party you have.
Settings (Recommended Changes):
Auto Mode, Effect & Move:
This will be especially important if you purchased DLC weapons, early on in the game if you have the high tier weapons from the DLC and you decide you do not want "play" for a while because it was too easy Auto Mode lets the computer do ALL the work for you (that includes the Move Phase and Battle Phase) while you sit back doing whatever you please during each battle.
Now whether or not you are using Auto Battle or not you want to turn off "Effect" and "Move" options, having these on does not hold any purpose but a bit of eye appeal. While some players may want to enjoy the animations of skill attacks it tends to get repetitive and you just want to cut straight to the point which are your results. Having these off also make Auto Battles much faster as well.
While there are some costume packs in the playstation store having this option can still change the outfit a heroine appears in during cut-scenes and other forms of conversation regardless if you purchased those costumes or not. The reason to having this option on is because the outfit the heroine is wearing reflects the level of affection they have for you. So while you could view it normally in your main menu you could also have it on for cut-scenes for a bit more clarification that your heroine is on the right track while you are following the True End Guide.
If you were to follow the True End Guide then these trophies should not be missed at all but if you were to mess up or accidentally skip something within the guide these are the trophies you are at risk of missing otherwise they will unlock naturally:
They Mostly Come Out at Night
Truth and Consequences
Son of a Beach
Hot Springs Eternal
Also make sure NOT to sell any items or materials unless they are ores, there are some one time only items that will be dropped in boss fights are needed to complete some of the titles for one of your final trophies. Make use of your multiple save slots in case you do by any chance mess up accidentally
Benefits of Having a Clear Save File from Record of Agarest War:
When first loading up a Clear Save file from Record of Agarest War you will obtain the following freebies for having said Clear Save File in your system:
- Antedilivian Cosh
- Geriatric Cuirass
- Eld Emblem
- 100,000 Gold
- 2500 PP
- 2500 TP
- 50000 EP
You can identify whether or not you have a Clear Save File among your Record of Agarest War save files if the file has a star next to the last location you saved at in said Save File. Here is a picture example of how it should look like:
Added to those items you also gain access to "Extra Mode" which contains a "Digest Mode" where you can obtain the main protagonist and the heroines of each generation from the last game to add to your party. Other characters however are not included but if you wish to obtain them you purchase there "Forbidden Tomes" DLC from the playstation store and obtain them through the Alchemist Guild when you go to any town (at a price of course).
The last most important bit of information is that having this Clear Save File makes it possible to obtain in just one playthrough otherwise it may take you multiple other playthrough's.
Amount of Playthroughs :
Ideally you want to go through the game for your in just one "quick" playthrough, to do this you REQUIRE the Clear Save File from Record of Agarest War as mentioned above as well as playing on Extra Mode. You also want to follow the True End Guide perfectly to avoid any mistakes.
This is more recommended (or rather the only option) for players who do not have the Clear Save File from Record of Agarest War. You'll have to play through the game twice however you may want to use this to your advantage. During your vacation days during your main playthrough instead of following the TRUE END guide and raising affection with the females accordingly you can go to the Blacksmith to obtain extra items in the shop to help with smiting in your next playthrough(s) when you go title grinding.
Because starting the game without a Clear Save File sends you straight into Normal and not Extra you may want to reframe from buying any DLC for this playthrough and wait until you go into Extra Mode with New Game+. To the specifics of what carry over please refer to this thread: Normal > Extra (New Game+)
Starting the Game (Character Creation):
After a couple battles into the start of the game you will be prompted to create your ideal Sieghart through various card choices or what I'd like to refer to as "Soul Cards". Here are the steps that will be given to you:
- Class of Choice: You will have to select between the classes Warriors, Battle Mage and Sorcerer. The choice you make depends on your own personal preference.
- Sub Souls: Here is where the real hassle happens, you basically play around with the Soul Cards and see which ones will give you your ideal stats for your Sieghart. The Soul Cards you select also factor into the Equipment Sieghart can or cannot hold.
- Skill Types: The final step is pretty straight forward, the selections you make here determine his last two unit slots and the two unit slots you will receive when you level up more.
While this all may sound complicating its actually quite simple and quite fun. You can follow this Japanese translated link for the ideal combinations for whatever class you selected: Agarest Zero Character Creation
In this Generation you will play as Sieghart. You shouldn't have any REAL problems during this generation whether you bought DLC or not. If you are playing in Extra mode with a Clear Save File loaded when you started i would advise looking into starting the "Door of Destiny" quest to unlock characters from the first Record of Agarest War to add into your party. During this generation you should unlock the following trophies:
Fleet of Foot
Stout of Heart
Strong of Body
Sound of Mind
Stroke of Luck
It's a Trap!
It's the Only Way to be Sure
First in our Hearts
At this point in the game the boss battles especially start to become a bit more challenging as you progress. When you reach the town "Will C'est-fini" Its at this point i HIGHLY recommend stopping and doing ATK+999 and MAG+999 Active Skill farming. Here's how the farming works:
Monsters Required (Location):
- 1x Mandrake Root (Tyranny of God)
- 1x Medusa (Fenstermacher Plain: Manamiu)
In the Monster Guild you want to combine them which will result in a Dyrad, then trade that Dyrad in the Monster Guild for a Stardust Bridle then you can fully enhance and convert into a MAG+999 Active Skill. This Active Skill grinding won't be as long as ATK+999 because you only require 2 monsters to capture.
Monsters Required (Location):
- 2x White Dragon (Fenstermacher Plain: Noshieru)
- 2x Ring Dragon (Fenstermacher Plain: Coltorti)
- 1x Living Dead (Tyranny of God)
Following these steps when you have obtained the above material monsters for combining:
- Combine White Dragon and Ring Dragon to get Silver Dragon
- Combine Silver Dragon and another White Dragon to get a Yellow Dragon
- Combine another Ring Dragon with Living Dead to get Fafnir
- Combine Yellow Dragon and Fafnir to get Arc Dragon
Here you can trade Arc Dragon for a Huge Mithril Claw and enhance it to its max and convert it for a ATK+999. This made sound like a hassle but it'll be well worth it after a day or two of complete grinding.
After this generation you should (and should be able to) unlock the following trophies (assuming you are following the TRUE END guide):
Better Safe Than Sorry
It's My Specialty
Stay Classy, Kraltarla
Spoils of War
Son of a Beach
Second to None
Truth and Consequences
True End (End Game Grind):
Its at this point in the game you will have to complete bonus sections such as the Boundary Plane and Digest Mode. The Boundary Plane is manageable so long as you farmed those Active Skills in Generation 2 and play smart, NO MORE Auto-Battle from this point on either if you were using it. When completing Digest Mode you will be led to a Boundary Edge where the monsters are well over level 800 !!! At this point it is recommended to start grinding out better equipment which of course means ALOT of grinding, you could also grind out title before you finish up the Boundary Edge as well but overall it is safe to say you WILL need a "break" once you reach the Boundary Edge.
When playing through Digest Mode you DO NOT have to follow the True End guides or anything of that sort as it will give you the True End automatically. During this point in the game you can grind out the remaining trophies you are missing while you are training for the final fights of the game:
It Happens to a Lot of Guys
Til You Drop
Fight in the Shade
Love is a Battlefield
Real Soviet Damage
You're Already Dead!
You're En Good Hance
The Important Bits, at Least
Time and Again
Hot Springs Eternal
Don't Get Cocky!
They Mostly Come Out at Night
We Meet at Last
Conclusion of Agarest Zero:
So there you have it, just like the first Record of Agarest this one will be no different and give you quite the large title grind and insanely difficult end game boss fights. If you are a fan of SRPG's there is no reason why you should not get this game. If you following the TRUE END guide and used the Agarest Wiki like a bible then you should have the following trophy when all is said and done:
[PST Would Like To Thank Setsuna for this Roadmap]