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Fantasy Life
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 08-09-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 07:16 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 17-12-2018 / 13:14 GMT

Fantasy Life Guide Guide Info

Mercenary

Apprentice Rank

  • **Life Bonus** : Max HP +20, Strength +4
  • **To Next Rank** : 900 Stars
  • **New Skills** : Shockwave, Cross-Cut

Challenges

**Challenge** **Description** **Stars**
Shocking Strength! Defeat 10 monsters with your Shockwave (hold X, then release after the chime) 50
Cut 'em Down! Defeat 10 monsters with your Cross-Cut (press A after your third swing) 50
Ginger Greetings Defeat 1 Gingery in the Elderwood as a Mercenary 50
Ginger Slicer Defeat 5 Gingery in the Elderwood as a Mercenary 70
The Ginger Guru Defeat 10 Gingery in the Elderwood as a Mercenary 90
Simply Radishing Defeat 1 Radishy in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 50
Totally Rad...ish Defeat 5 Radishy in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 70
Eradishcation Defeat 10 Radishy in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 90
Tortortoise Trouble Defeat 1 Tortortoise in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 50
**Challenge** **Description** **Stars**
Tortortoise Trauma Defeat 3 Tortortoises in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 70
Tortortoise Trouncer Defeat 5 Tortortoises in the West Grassy Plains as a Mercenary 90
Crocodile Capers Defeat 1 Armoured Croc in Mt. Snowpeak's Waterfall Cave as a Mercenary 50
Croc Killer Defeat 3 Armoured Crocs in Mt. Snowpeak's Waterfall Cave as a Mercenary 70
Crocodile Champ Defeat 5 Armoured Crocs in Mt. Snowpeak's Waterfall Cave as a Mercenary 90
Savage Salad Defeat 1 Radishella in the West Grassy Plains, then cash in the bounty as a Mercenary 150
Un-bear-able Defeat 1 Plains Bear in the Elderwood, then cash in the bounty as a Mercenary 200

Tips

The list of Challenges sure increased a lot, didn’t it? As an Apprentice, you’ll have to visit a few more places than before, so pack your best pair of adventuring boots.

The Elderwood is located north of the East Grassy Plains, while the West Grassy Plains is to the north-west.

For Mt. Snowpeak, you’ll want to go north-east from the East Grassy Plains, then east from the Crowned Champion’s house to get to the Waterfall Cave.

Practice makes perfect!

The toughest Challenge here is probably using Cross-Cut (press the A button four times) to defeat 10 monsters. For some, just using Cross-Cut is difficult–it’s all about the rhythm and timing.

First, begin by finding a quiet spot where you can practice without the enemy interrupting you. The East Grassy Plains is a good place for this.

You want to time your button presses with the swing animation of each sword strike, rather than mashing the A button mindlessly. So A, wait, A, wait, A, wait… A. Keep practicing until you get the swing of things (pun not intended).

After you’ve mastered the Cross-Cut or you’re at least somewhat familiar with it, you still need to figure out exactly how to defeat an enemy with your 4th hit, which is the actual Cross-Cut.

You can either find an enemy who will die in 4 or more hits or weaken an enemy and attack them from afar, with the hope your 4th hit will connect and finish them. Definitely be sure to dismiss any party members so you can concentrate!


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    8 September 2014
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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