Conquering the Tournament
Talk to Hades in Hades’ Chamber and choose the tournament. You have to unlock these tournaments and here’s a rundown:
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup - Clear the Goddess of Fate Cup
Cerberus Paradox Cup - Level 5 with Valor, Wisdom, and Master Form
Titan Paradox Cup - Level 5 with all Summons
Hades Paradox Cup - Level 7 with Valor, Wisdom, Master, and Final Form. Level 7 with all Summons
The first three cups are essentially rematches with the enemies leveled to 80 as opposed to their base levels. The Hades Paradox Cup is a 50 round marathon that consists of multiple rules:
Rounds 1-10 - No restrictions.
|1||Shadow X3, Soldier X3|
|2||Driller Mole x4, Hook Bat x2|
|3||Rapid Thruster x3, Surveillance Robot x2|
|4||Rabid Dog x5, Creeper Plant x2|
|5||Volcanic Lord, Soldier x2|
|6||Cannon Gun x3, Silver Rock x2|
|7||Icy Cube x3, Shadow x4, Minute Bomb x??|
|8||Soldier x??, Silver Rock x??, Armored Knight x4, Large Body x1|
|9||Creeper x4, Samurai|
- Titan Cup rules. Sora fights alone and cannot use Drives except Limit Form. Sora is limited to 500 points.
|11||Rapid Thruster x5, Aeroplane x3|
|12||Minute Bomb x4, Magnum Loader, Air Pirate x2|
|13||Luna Bandit x3, Driller Mole x2|
|14||Lance Soldier x2, Armored Knight x2, Tornado Step x2|
|16||Soldier x4, Wight Knight x2|
|17||Strafer x4, Neoshadow x4, Aerial Knocker x4|
|18||Luna Bandit x2, Air Pirate x2, Creeper Plant x3, Wight Knight x3|
|19||Dusk x2, Assassin x2, Dragoon|
- Pain and Panic Cup rules. The Drive Gauge is locked, but Summons and Allies are available. Limits consume less MP.
|21||Gargoyle Knight x3, Armored Knight x3|
|22||Fortuneteller x2, Aeroplane, Trick Ghost|
|23||Soldier x2, Creeper Plant x2, Shaman x2|
|24||Bulky Vendor x3|
|26||Bolt Tower x2, Hammer Frame x2, Neoshadow|
|27||Gargoyle Warrior x2, Rabid Dog x4, Nightwalker x4|
|28||Bookmaster x2, Emerald Blues x4, Shaman x4, Silver Rock x3|
|29||Sniper x2, Gambler x2|
- Cerberus Cup rules. Drive Forms are available and the Drive Gauge refills faster than normal. There is a 10 minute time limit.
|31||Samurai x2, Berserker, Creeper x2|
|32||Dancer x3, Water Clone x3|
|35||Rapid Thruster x??|
|37||Sniper x2, Assassin x3, Dragoon x4|
|38||Dusk x6, Samurai x3, Dancer x3, Gambler x4, Sorcerer|
- No Summons, no Drives with the exception of Limit Form, no Allies.
|41||Toy Soldier x2, Graveyard x2|
|42||Living Bone x2, Fortuneteller|
|43||Morning Star x2, Large Body x2|
|44||Living Bone x3|
|45||Armored Knight x??, Surveillance Robot x??|
|46||Hot Rod x2, Devastator|
|47||Bulky Vendor, Lance Soldier x2, Living Bone, Emerald Blues x2, Assault Rider x2, Morning Star x3, Crescendo x5|
|49||Leon, Cloud, Yuffie, Tifa|
BOSS - Hades
The battle against Hades starts with you being unable to harm him. This battle is much like the first time you fought him. You’ll need to use "Aura Sphere" to take Hades out of his red form. In his blue form, Hades is ripe for attack so let him have it! He will use Ring of Fire where he spins in a circle and creates a pillar, it’s hard to avoid at close range so just be on your toes – this move is indicated by Hades shouting, "That’s it!"
If you are having trouble avoiding attacks you can always stand by Hercules and use the Reaction Command to defend. In fact, if you stay by him the entire time you can keep up the Guard Sphere and just use Aura Sphere over and over to deal safe reliable damage to Hades.