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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 / 06:47 GMT

#Key Information

Side Quests Client AP
Empty Nest Bernard 4
Sub Events Location
Black Records 4/5 (Copy) Story Progression
Landscape Photo #10 West Ostia Highway
New Character Notes Location
Kurt Vander Training Hall
Towa Event
Items Location
Imperial Chronicle - Issue 8 (Book) Stark (EX Camp)
The Life of Tomatonio - Part 3 (Book) Holy Flat Apartments
Greon (Vantage Masters Card) Derfflinger (Beat Ash)
Steinrose ’96 (Gift for Sara) Plaza Bifrost Department Store
Aurora Barrete (Gift for Juna) Plaza Bifrost Department Store
Red Leather Key Case (Gift for Ash) Lumiere Orbal Factory
Lovely Flat Cap (Gift for Emma) Le Saga Boutique
Ebony Brust (Gift for Gaius) Herschel’s General Store
Starry Night Minuet (Gift for Musse) Rieveldt Company
Pandora (Master Quartz) EX Camp (Tita)
New Recipes Location
Septetto Tea Plaza Bifrost Department Store
Tomato Curry Foresta Tavern & Inn
Croquette Burger Lafite Bakery
White Velvet Shortcake Lucien Art Cafe
New Fish Location
Mega Arowana West Ostia Highway (South Fishing Spot)

Explore the Train

Before you arrive at your destination there are a few people to speak to. To begin, speak with Major Michael in Car 1, then talk to Principal Aurelia or Musse in 02-D of Car 2, now go into Car 3 and chat to Towa or Kurt before beating Ash at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire the Greon Card. Finally, speak to either Altina or Professor Schmidt in Car 6, then return to your room and rest up.

Leave Camp

(1 of 2) Beat Ash at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire the Greon Card,

Beat Ash at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire  the Greon Card,then purchase the Imperial Chronicle - Issue 8 from Stark.

Beat Ash at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire the Greon Card, (left), then purchase the Imperial Chronicle - Issue 8 from Stark. (right)

Once you’ve arrived at Ostia and got off the train, speak with Pablo to purchase the following weapons, Kukoutou (Rean), Guardian (Juna), Crystal Swords (Kurt), Calamity Arm (Altina), Primavera (Musse), and Volcano (Ash). Head over to Stark and purchase the Imperial Chronicle - Issue 8, then go over to Tita and buy the Pandora Master Quartz. Finally, speak to Sandy to accept the Branch Campus Quest Legendary Recipe, then head out into South Ostia Highway.

  • Explore South Ostia Highway

EnemyHPSlashThrustPierceStrikeElemental EfficacyItem Drop
Tail Jumper6259☆☆☆☆☆☆☆N/AE - 80, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120Beast Flesh, Teara Balm
Sinister Hornet6257☆☆☆☆E - 60, WA - 140, F - 160, WN - 100Hearty Powder, Bee Larvae
Hz Maus15368☆☆E - 80, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120EP Cut 2, Ixion Volt
Goldcider41878☆☆☆☆☆☆N/A☆☆☆E - 110, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120La Crest, Earh Pulse R

Follow the path ahead and go behind the tree on the right to find a Chest that contains Tear All Balm, then head up to the north of the map to find a Fishing Spot and a Chest that holds All Sepith x50, now go to the southeast of the map to find a Chest with Lost Genesis R inside. Finally, interact with the shiny spot to acquire the Moon Truffle, then go to the east of the map to find a Fishing spot that has a Deep Grouper waiting to be caught. Open the nearby Chest to acquire Faint III, this gives STR+25 and gives a 25% chance to inflict faint, then head into Heimdallr.

Gather intel on the agents

After the cutscene has come to a close you’ll want to choose to explore Vainqueur Street first. Head into the Imperial Chronicle Building and speak with Vivi or Leitz to view a Sub-Event, then go into Plaza Bifrost Department Store to purchase the following items. Septetto Tea Recipe (Greg), Steinrose ’96 as a gift for Sara (Rinoie), Aurora Barrete as a gift for Juna (Lepanto). Exit the store and go into Lumiere Orbal Factory and purchase the Red Leather Key Case as gift for Ash, then drop into Le Saga Boutique and buy the Lovely Flat Cap as gift for Emma.

(1 of 4) Head int the Plaza Bifrost Department Store to purchase the Septetto Tea Recipe,

Fast travel to Vesta Street and go into the Foresta Tavern & Inn, here you’ll want to talk to Arendt to view a sub-event, then speak with him once more to purchase the Tomato Curry Recipe. Head into Lafite Bakery opposite the Inn and purchase the Croquette Burger Recipe, then go into the Holy Flat Apartments and examine the bookshelf on the first floor to acquire The Life of Tomatonio - Part 3. Finally, go into Herschel’s General Store to purchase the Ebony Brust as gift for Gaius, then fast travel to Leica District.

Here you’ll want to drop into the Vander Training Hall to view a sub-event, then go inside to acquire an updated Character Note for Kurt, now go inside Lucien Art Cafe and purchase the White Velvet Shortcake recipe. Finally, head into Rieveldt Company and purchase the Starry Night Minuet as a gift for Musse, then go towards the Imperial Museum to view a sub-event. Go inside the Museum and examine the bell, then fast travel to Sankt District.

Once you’ve arrived, examine the gate to the northeast, then go to the front of St. Astraia Girls’ School to view a cutscene, now go inside Heimdallr Cathedral to view another cutscene. Return to the Holy Flat Apartments back in Vesta Street and speak with Bernard to accept the Side Quest, Empty Nest.

Side Quest: Empty Nest

After you’ve accepted the quest you’ll need to head to the following locations to examine a Parakeet, Sankt District Fountain, Train Station, Northeast Pillar, Northeast Street Light, Left side of Fountain, and finally Hotel Valar 2F. Upon completion you’ll gain 5000 Mira.

Head to the Imperial Museum in the Leica District and speak with Rilke to accept the Side Quest, Does it Belong In A Museum?. This quest you’ll come back to during the afternoon portion of the day. Now fast travel to West Ostia Highway.

  • Explore West Ostia Highway

EnemyHPSlashThrustPierceStrikeElemental EfficacyItem Drop
Elder Burdon9581☆☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 100, WA - 80, F - 160, WN - 120Globby Fat, U-Material
Metal Monsilo9577☆☆☆☆☆☆N/AE - 120, WA - 80, F - 100, WN - 180Hearty Powder, Fishing Bait
Grass Hydra 15374☆☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 80, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120Globby Fat, U-Material
Scorpion King41819☆☆☆☆☆☆N/A☆☆☆E - 120, WA - 80, F - 100, WN - 160Strike 2, Leg Breaker II

Speak with Albert if you’ll like to use the Horses, then hug the left side of the path to find a Landscape Photo, send this to Vivi via the Arcus II. Continue keeping to the left side to find a Moon Truffle and a Chest that contains Celestial Balm EX, then go to the northeast to find a Chest with a Holy Symbol inside, this gives HP+1000/EP+100/SPD+5 and prevents Deathblow.

Head to the northwest to find a Chest with Seventh Caliber R inside, then go to the south of the map to find a fishing spot, here you can catch a Mega Arowana. Finally, go over to the west of the area to find a Chest with Fishing Bait x8 inside, then go on to take out the West Ostia Highway Monster.

Boss: Dicephalosaurus

EnemyHPSlashThrustPierceStrikeElemental EfficacyItem Drop
Dicephalosaurus75265☆☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 100, WA - 160, F - 120, WN - 80Solar Gyre

Begin the battle scanning the boss, then activate Sledgehammer and work on getting it into the Break Status. Once you’ve achieved this, activate Wind Blade to put a delay on its turn and focus on using normal attacks until its next turn, then use any available S-Crafts to finish it off.

Once you’ve defeated the boss, return to Heimdallr to view an event. After the event has come to a close you’ll acquire a Copy of Black Records 4 and 5. Finally, go to Vesta Street to have dinner with Towa’s Family, then accept the quests to begin your Afternoon duties.

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

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

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