Enemy Tips: Eternia is home to some of the toughest monsters yet. Silver Wolves use Paralyzing Bite to immobilize your characters–especially dangerous because they hunt in packs. Kit your characters with Earthing Rods to not get eaten. Hybrids use their Bare Claws to cut through your defenses for major damage.
Fungus lurk in areas devoid of snow–these pesky plants cause Confuse if hit by physical attacks, so burn them with magic or grab yourself Confuse immunity (Peace Ring or Swordmaster ability). Mandragora spray Poisonous Pollen onto your party–bring out your sweepers as they appear in large numbers.
Your first call of duty is to reach the city of Eternia–the main entrance is blockaded, so you need to detour around Frostpeak Passage to the south. From the mooring area, head left and follow the snowy mountain trail until you reach a giant, menacing monster blocking your path–approach it to begin a mini-boss battle.
Boss: Ice Golem
This massive golem holds no punches, using Freezing Punch to inflict heavy damage onto one character and cause Stop. It also uses Blizzard Blast to damage the whole party. For an easy win, equip as many Ice Charms (or the White Mage‘s Abate Water) as possible to reduce the golem’s water-based attacks and the Iceflame Shield on your healer to negate them outright.
Stop Immunity from a Time Mage is also useful for avoiding Stop. With the appropriate protection, this battle should be a breeze and not a blizzard. Just watch your HP and focus on retaliating with fire-based moves or weapons.
After smashing the golem, you’re now free to continue into the city of Eternia. Upon entering the city, Edea’s classmate will come and inform Edea that her mother has been admitted into hospital. Hurriedly make your way to the building to the north–the Central Healing Tower–and go inside.
At the top of the stairs, the nurse will lead Edea and friends into the room where Edea’s mother is. Edea and her mother will have much to discuss–including Edea’s rebellious actions of late. Out in the city, inspect the corner immediately to the left of the Central Healing Tower to find somebody’s lost medicine–an Elixir.
Search the snowy area to the far right of the city to uncover a piece of Arctic Wind. As usual, since you’ve come to a new town, do visit the armory, trader and magic shops to see if there’s anything of interest; watch out that a lot of the goods are quite pricey. When you’re ready to depart, head for the far left of the city to find the exit.
|Flametongue||15000||Attacks do Fire damage|
|Cross Spear||14000||More damage to Undead monsters|
|Staff of Life||12000||Use as an item to cast Cure|
|Assassin Dagger||10000||May inflict instant Death on enemy|
|Killer Bow||14800||May inflict instant Death on enemy|
|Toxic Claws||9800||May inflict Poison on enemy|
|Gaia Gear||11000||Earth attacks do more damage|
|Adamant Bangle||2500||Increases Maximum HP|
|Barrier Shroud||10000||Increases Magic Defense|
|Rebuff Locket||8000||Provides immunity to Charm|
|Potion||20||Restores 150 HP|
|Hi-Potion||150||Restores 500 HP|
|X-Potion||1500||Restores 1500 HP (new item!)|
|Phoenix Down||100||Revives from K.O.|
|Ether||1000||Restores 40 MP|
|Turbo Ether||5000||Restores 150 MP (new item!)|
|Eye Drops||20||Cures Blind|
|Echo Herbs||25||Cures Silence|
|Wakeup Bell||50||Cures Sleep|
|Remedy||500||Cures a variety of status ailments|
|Teleport Stone||100||Return to dungeon entrance|
|Esunaga||3200||Cures your party’s status ailments|
|Curada||3200||Restores a lot of HP|
|Aeroga||3200||Major Wind damage|
|Firaga||3200||Major Fire damage|
|Blizzaga||3200||Major Water damage|
|Thundaga||3200||Major Lightning damage|
|Quicken||3200||Increases Hit Count|
|Stop||3200||May inflict Stop on an enemy|
|Quaga||3200||Major Earth damage|