- **Life Bonus** : Max HP +60, Strength +12
- **To Next Rank** : 7500 Stars
- **New Skills** : Volcano
|Eruption!||Defeat 10 monsters with your Volcano (press X with a full Special Skill gauge)||150|
|Copycat, Copycat...||Defeat 1 Mimic deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||150|
|Déjà vu||Defeat 5 Mimics deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||300|
|Master of Mimicry||Defeat 10 Mimics deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||500|
|What's in the Box?||Defeat 1 Wicked Box deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||150|
|Box Breaker||Defeat 3 Wicked Boxes deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||300|
|The Boxer||Defeat 5 Wicked Boxes deep in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||500|
|Mantis-y Life||Defeat 1 Mantis in East Levitania as a Mercenary||150|
|Preying on the Mantis||Defeat 5 Mantises in East Levitania as a Mercenary||300|
|Mantis Mania||Defeat 10 Mantises in East Levitania as a Mercenary||500|
|The Hunter Becomes the Hunted||Defeat 1 Flower Mantis in East Levitania as a Mercenary||500|
|Beware the Killer Cacto||Defeat 1 Killer Cacto in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||150|
|Look Sharp!||Defeat 3 Killer Cacto in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||300|
|Cactus if you Can||Defeat 5 Killer Cacto in the Ancient Ruins as a Mercenary||500|
|Bamboo-zled||Defeat 1 Pandamonium in East Levitania as a Mercenary||150|
|Panda to the Crowd||Defeat 3 Pandamoniums in East Levitania as a Mercenary||300|
|Rampant Pandalism||Defeat 5 Pandamoniums in East Levitania as a Mercenary||500|
|Death's Envoy||Defeat 1 Lord of the Dead in Drysand Desert (night) as a Mercenary||1200|
|Defeat the Chimera!||Defeat 1 Chimera in East Levitania as a Mercenary||1200|
|Hero of the Skies||Defeat 1 Ferociousaurus in East Levitania, then cash in the bounty as a Mercenary||1200|
|The Beast Within||Defeat 1 Gigante deep in the Ancient Ruin as a Mercenary||1500|
You may have Mastered the Mercenary Life, but the real journey begins here.
First, let’s begin with the easier challenges. Most of your targets are found either in the Ancient Ruins, to the north-east of Drysand Desert, or East Levitania.
If you’re looking for the Mimics and Wicked Boxes , you’ll have to first defeat one of the three major bosses in the Ancient Ruins first. As it happens, one of the bosses–the Gigante–is a boss you must defeat as a Master Mercenary.
To reach the Gigante , follow this route from the ruins entrance: left, up, right, up. Then wade your way through the sand and jellies, before trespassing into the Mummies’ resting ground.
Meanwhile, Flower Mantis are a rare, pink breed of Mantis. If you don’t find them in East Levitania, enter and exit the Plushling Camp to try and make them spawn.
Now the bosses here are all pretty dang tough. Definitely bring along your strongest allies, which may or may not include Odin. You should also consider switching to the Blacksmith Life to forge yourself some better swords and armour.
The Lord of the Dead and Ferociousaurus are reskins of Silverfang and the Desert Tyrant, so you ought to be pretty familiar with their attacks.
You can either stick close to them to avoid their bite and dino breath or circle around from afar. Either way, when the big dino uses its breath attack or starts roaring into the sky, that’s your cue to run in and give it a good beating.
Similarly, the Chimera and Gigante are reskins of the Behemoth, so you can use the same strategy for the Behemoth against them.
Of course, since these versions hit harder, having stronger allies is more important than ever. Let your allies distract the Chimera and Gigante and absorb their attacks, then hit it when it’s using its bite, frontal slam or breath attacks.
Be ready to step back at a moment’s notice, as the Chimera’s ice shockwave and the Gigante’s lightning shockwave can cause a lot of damage. In particular, the Gigante’s shockwave has two parts, so stay away until it’s done.