Once you reach Xian Du you gain access to the Coliseum and are free to challenge the many modes and tournaments that are held there. You are required to put up and entry fee, but the prizes and gald you can win far surpass any fee you pay. In addition, the monsters in the Coliseum are unique and if you are going for a 100% bestiary you will need to complete all the Coliseum battles.
There are two types of modes in the Coliseum; Tag Mode and Party Mode.
In Tag Mode you will need to select two members to form a party and they alone will take on the enemies of the Coliseum. In some cases, such as Elite Mode, your final opponent will depend on the two members that make up your party.
In Party mode you will need to select four members to form a party and they will take on the enemies of the Coliseum. The enemies generally consist of Elite Monsters and the difficulty is much higher than that of Tag Mode. In some cases additional bosses may appear if you meet certain conditions.
Fees & Unlocking
The following table covers the fees and the requirement for unlocking each mode.
Complete Chapter 12 and beat at least 3 Novice Rank matches
Complete the game and beat at least 3 Advanced Rank matches
Complete at least 1 Tag Novice Rank match and defeating the following Elite Monsters Group (1)
Complete Chapter 12, unlock Party Novice Rank and defeat the following Elite Monsters Group (2)
Complete the game, unlock Party Advanced Rank and defeat the following Elite Monsters Group (3)
Monsters Group (1):
Scorpactus, Veywind Eye, Heavy Claw, Greater Demon, Radiant Horn, Graddic Claw, Moralzamm, and Bluetaur
Monsters Group (2):
Ghastly Stump, Arrow Folzam, Veywind Stinger, Krudis Eye, Exoplasma, Hammerzamm, Winder Racer, and Dark Teagle
Monsters Group (3):
Fortune Stepper, Hydro Blade, Goddess Touch, Vampiric Plant, Cthulhu Demon, Snow Cougar, and Magma Demon
Additional EX Rank Bosses
When playing Elite Rank Tag or Party Mode you can encounter additionally bosses like Bisley and Cress by meeting certain conditions. These enemies are boss quality enemies in the midst of the Coliseum and are just as hard as the many other bosses you have encountered throughout the game. The following table mentions the boss and the condition in which you have to reach to unlock them.
Select Ludger as the first character and defeat all enemies in under 6 minutes.
Select Jude or Leia as the first character and defeat Stahn's Shadow and Cress' Shadow in Illustionary Darkness
Select Alvin or Gaius as the first character and defeat Stahn's Shadow and Cress' Shadow in Illustionary Darkness
Select Elize or Rowen as the first character and complete the Job Request "Femme Fatals - Part 1"
Select Milla or Muzet as the first character and complete the Job Request "Femme Fatals - Part 2"
Cress, Stahn, Mint, and Rutee
Defeat Stahn's Shadow and Cress' Shadow in Illustionary Darkness and complete the Job Request "Femme Fatals - Part 1" and "Femme Fatals - Part 2"
The rewards you get for each match will depend on the mode, the rank, and the members in the party. For example if you play Tag Mode - Novice Rank with Ludger and Jude you will obtain Red Saffron x9 , but if you play Tag Mode - Advanced Rank you will get the Sealed Vesperia and Sealed Hearts weapons.
No matter the Mode or the party members, if you fail you will gain an Ice Pop.