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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Shane Williams
First Published: 20-02-2020 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 16:06 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 22-09-2020 / 08:07 GMT

The main focus of this page is to instruct you on the easiest way to obtain the Trophies in the game.

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A Flash of Light

Mastered Trails of Cold Steel III and earned every trophy.

Platinum

You’ll be able to obtain the Platinum Trophy after you’ve unlocked all the Trophies the game has to offer.

Story Related Trophies

The following Trophies listed below will unlock naturally by playing through the story. Refer to the walkthrough for in-depth guidance on how to take out every Boss, solve all puzzles, and find all Chests.

Trophy Description
Class VII Begins Anew! You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing the orienteering exercise.
Spring Once Again You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing Prologue
Reunion You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing Chapter 1
Conflict in Crossbell You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing Chapter 2
Pulse of Steel You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing Chapter 3
Radiant Heimdallr You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing Chapter 4
For Whom the Bell Tolls You’ll unlock this Trophy upon completing the final Chapter

Combat Related Trophies

The following Trophies listed below will unlock naturally by battling every enemy you come across on your way through Erebonia.

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Combat Exercises

Won 100 battles.

Bronze
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The World is a Battlefield

Won 600 battles.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve come out of a 100/600 battles victorious. In order to do this you’ll want to make sure you take on every enemy you come across throughout the game.

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Beat 'Em to the Punch

Initiated 300 advantage encounters (including double and triple advantage).

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve used 300 or more double/triple advantages in battle. In order to do this you’ll want to make sure you hit enemies from behind or by pressing R2 for the Assault Attack.

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Ultimate Power

Used 100 S-Crafts in battle.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve used 100+ S-Crafts in the game. You’ll naturally get this by the end of the game if you take on most enemies, but if you would like it faster, then make sure to use an S-Craft as soon as it becomes available.

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Arundel Seal of Approval

Won a battle with a tactical bonus of x3.0 or greater.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve finished a battle with a tactical bonus of x3.0 or higher. In order to do this you’ll want to battle a large enemy (typically found near a Red Chests) and try to beat by using one of the following methods.

Name Description
Vanquisher Defeat 4 or more enemies at once
Triple Kill Defeat 3 or more enemies at once
Double Kill Defeat 2 or more enemies at once
Overkill Defeat an enemy with an attack that deals damage greater than 5 times their remaining HP
Deadly Reprisal Defeat an enemy with a counterattack
Triple Order Issue a Brave Order 3 times
Triple-Teamed Perform link attacks 3 times
Triple Cancel Cancel an enemy’s arts or crafts 3 times
Triple Counter Counterattack 3 times
Triple Break Inflict the break stat 3 times
Natural Remedy Let abnormal status ailments fade on their own 3 times
Bag of Tricks Use 3 items
Battle Chain Win a chain battle. Winning a three-battle chain doubles the bonus
Scouter Analyze all of an enemy’s info
First Strike Successfully initiate an encounter with an advantage
Swift and Sure Win within 3 turns
Vengeance Win the battle while your HP is low
Unscathed Win without any party members taking damage
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Love to Break it to You

Inflicted Break over 800 times.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve successfully inflicted break over 800 times. In order to do this you’ll want to use Crafts that have a break damage and then focus on using it until the enemy is in the break status.

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Links Awakening

Raised any two characters to Link Level 5.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve reached any two Characters Link Level to 5. In order to this you’ll want to perform link attacks whilst their in your party.

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One-Two Punch

Used over 500 follow-up attacks in battle.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve successfully used a follow up attack 500+ times. You’ll naturally get this Trophy towards the end of the game if you make sure to perform an assist every time it becomes available.

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Rushing Around

Used Rush in battle 100 times.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve successfully used a Rush attack 100+ times. You’ll naturally get this Trophy towards the end of the game if you make sure to perform a Rush Attack every time it becomes available.

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Bursting with Teamwork

Used Burst in battle 50 times.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve successfully used a Burst attack 50+ times. You’ll naturally get this Trophy towards the end of the game if you make sure to perform a Burst Attack every time it becomes available.

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May I Take Your Order?

Used Brave Order in battle over 100 times.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve used a Brave Order 100+ times in battle. In order to get this you’ll want to make sure to always activate a Brave Order in every battle.

Bonding Trophies

You’ll unlock this Trophy by viewing the final Bonding Event with the following students. However, it isn’t possible to do all of them within a single playthrough, so its best to pick whoever you like on your first run and then get the rest on the second, as you will have unlimited bonding points.

Trophy Description
Cross Your Heart Forged a strong bond with Juna.
Your #1 Vand Forged a strong bond with Kurt
Allie-oop Forged a strong bond with Altina
Hot for Teacher MKII Forged a strong bond with Musse
Ash & Chevalier Forged a strong bond with Ash
Faculty Romance Forged a strong bond with Towa
Reinford Groupie Forged a strong bond with Alisa
Heart Strings Forged a strong bond with Elliot
Lauramour Forged a strong bond with Laura
Just Us Forged a strong bond with Machias
Emma Enchanted Forged a strong bond with Emma
Jusis & Me-sis Forged a strong bond with Jusis
High Fie-delity Forged a strong bond with Fie
Found with the Wind Forged a strong bond with Gaius
Run of the Millium Forged a strong bond with Millium
My Funny Valestein Forged a strong bond with Sara
The Royal We Forged a strong bond with Elise & Alfin

Optional Trophies

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Teacher of the Year

Achieved instructor rank S.

Gold
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The Ultimate Academy

Achieved an academy grade of Prestigious.

Silver
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Extra Curricular Activities

Completed all quests, both at the branch campus and during field exercises.

Silver

These Trophies will unlock by achieving Instructor Rank S and Academy Rank Prestigious. In order to do this you’ll want to make sure you complete all Side/Branch Campus Quests that game has to offer. Refer to the walkthrough for in-depth guidance on how to find and complete all quests.

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Monsterology 101

Completely filled the battle section in the notebook.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve filled in all 282 enemies in your Battle Book. Refer to the battle section of the guide to find out which enemies can be found in certain locations.

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Chest Quest

Opened every treasure chest.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve found and opened every Chest Trails of Cold Steel III has to offer. Refer to the walkthrough for in-depth guidance on where to find all Chests.

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School Directory

Completely filled the character section in the notebook.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve acquired every Character Note in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the character profiles section of the guide to find out how to obtain every note in the game.

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Walking Library

Completely filled the books section in the notebook.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve acquired every Book in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the books section of the guide to find out how to obtain every book in the game.

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King of Games

Completely filled the cards section in the notebook.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve acquired all Cards in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the cards section of the guide to find out how to obtain every card in the game.

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Food Warrior!

Completely filled the recipe section in the notebook.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve acquired all Dishes in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the dishes section of the guide to find out how to acquire all dishes in the game.

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Teach a Man to Fish...

Completely filled the fish section in the notebook. (All 25 types of fish + Rod Lv. Max)

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve caught all 25 fish in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the fish section of the guide to find out where to find every fish in the game.

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Talk of the Town

Collected all radio material and reported it to Munk.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve reported all radio material to Munk via the Arcus II. Refer to the walkthrough of the guide to find out where all radio material can be found.

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Landscape Legend

Took all landscape photos and reported them to Vivi.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve reported all landscape photos to Vivi via the Arcus II. Refer to the walkthrough of the guide to find out where all landscape photos can be found.

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Instructor Rean QUARTZ-er

Gathered all 28 varieties of master quartz.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve acquired all 28 Quartz in Trails of Cold Steel III. Refer to the quartz section of the guide to find out where to find every master quartz in the game.

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Full Scholarship

Acquired over a million mira.

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This Trophy will unlock once you’ve over one million Mira in Trails of Cold Steel III. In order to do this you’ll want to wait until the final boss in the game and then sell all of your possessions.

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Otherworldly Jewel

Raised a master quartz to level 7.

Bronze

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve got any Master Quartz to level 7. In order to do this you’ll want to keep one equipped throughout your journey and it will naturally level up through battles.

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Conqueror of Nightmares

Completed the game on nightmare difficulty.

Silver

This Trophy will unlock once you’ve completed the game on Nightmare. In order to do this you’ll want finish the game on normal, then carry all of your items over to make the playthorugh a lot easier.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    NIS America
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    20 February 2020
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Shane Williams

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Join Rean on an adventure through Erebonia, where you'll embark on new journey as a Thors Branch Campus Instructor. Here you'll explore many locations, face old/new enemies, and find many treasures that give you an advantage in battle as well fancy clothes to help you look the part.

The guide for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III will include all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring where to find all Side/Branch Campus Quests, Chests, Books, Cards, Recipes and more. Including in depth guidance on how to beat every boss as well as how to solve and conquer all dungeons.

Inside Version 1.1

  • 100% Walkthrough
  • Trophy Guide/Roadmap
  • Characters
  • Appendix
  • Fish Locations
  • Vantage Master Cards Locations
  • Recipe Locations
  • Book Locations

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