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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 (????) 19-09-2020 / 18:50 GMT

#Key Information

Side QuestsClientAP
The Radio StarsMunk3(+2)
Liza's GiftLiza4
Branch Campus QuestClientAP
is This Your Card???1(+4)
White-Hot Swimming CompetitionSwimming Club3(+5)
Maya's MalaiseMaya4
Sub Events Reward
Dorm Baths Tita Bond+
Dorm Baths Principal Aurelia Bond+
Dorm Baths Juna Bond+
Bonding EventsLocation
JunaStudent Cafeteria
KurtRooftop
Musse2F Dorms
Gaius (Mini-dungeon - Missable)Arcus II
Sara (Mini-dungeon - Missable)Neinvall Weapon and Exchange
Altina (Character Note Updated)Leeve's Eastern Bridge
Ash (Character Note Updated)Hangar
Towa3F Dorms
JusisArcus II
Emma (Character Note Updated)Arcus II
New Character Notes Location
Wayne Lapin Boutique
Tatiana Carnegie Book & Game
Altina Leeves Eastern Bridge
Ash Hangar
Professor Schmidt Einhel Keep
Jingo Complete Branch Campus Quest “is This Your Card?”
Munk Radio Trista
ItemsLocation
Fifenall (Vantage Masters Card)Leeves Chapel - Beat Sister Rosine
Witch (Vantage Masters Card)2F Hangar - Beat Professor Schmidt

Head to the Keep

After completing your exams you get a nice long Free Day. Accept the Quests handed to you, then go into the Male Bathroom to view a sub-event with Principal Aurelia. Once you’re all dried up, go into Lapin Boutique and speak with Wayne to update his Character Note, then talk to Tatiana in Carnegie Books & Games to update her Character Note, now head into the chapel and beat Sister Rosine at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire the Fifnall Card. Finally, go into Radio Trista and speak to Munk to accept the Side Quest, The Radio Stars.

Side Quest: The Radio Stars

Once you’ve accepted this quest you’ll need to pick one of the following Students to appear in the Drama, Mint (Hangar), Becky (Student Store), Sister Rosine (Leeves Chapel), and Linde (Medical Office). For the sake of this walkthrough we’ll go through with Mint. After you’ve returned to Radio Trista you’ll view a scene and then you’ll need to choose how you’ll respond. For the first one you’ll want to go with the second choice, Thank Neun nonchalantly, and for the second you’ll want to go with the first choice, Urge her sternly. Once the recording has come to a close the quest will be completed. Upon completion you’ll gain a Holy Breath SR and 5000 Mira.

Head to the Recette Bakery & Cafe and speak with Liza to accept the Side Quest, Liza’s Gift.

Side Quest: Liza’s Gift

Once you’ve accepted the quest head to Leeves Station and examine the bench, then go into Leeves Chapel and speak with Father Henry. Finally, go to the Vegetable Garden and examine the tree to complete the quest. Upon completion you’ll get Special Pancakes x6 and 5000 Mira.

Go into Neinvalli Exchange and buy some cards for 5000 Mira to begin the Branch Campus Quest, is This Your Card?

Branch Campus Quest: is This Your Card?

Once you’ve accepted the quest go into the Terminal Room and show the cards to Stark. Here you’ll want to refuse the 100,000 Mira to get his Character Note,5000 Mira, and 4 AP when you complete the quest.

Next up it’s time to use those four bonding points. Here you’ll want to choose Altina (Leeve’s East Bridge) to update her Character Note, Ash (Hangar) to update his Character Note and Gaius (Arcus II) to take part in a Training Session. This is just a short couple of rooms so there’s no need for a map here, especially due to there being no Chests. Likewise, there are two enemies (Killer Shmark, Scalyptera) to scan here for your Battle Book but they don’t count towards the Trophy and you’ll find the information in the Extra section of the book.

After the short training session you’ll want to use your final bonding point on any of the following students, Juna (Student Cafeteria), Jusis (Arcus II), and Towa (3F Dorms). Once you’re done spending your Bonding Points, head into the hangar and speak with Mint to begin Panzer Soldat Training.

# Panzer Soldat Training

(1 of 6) When Valimar is in the Normal Stance you’ll want to focus on his arms.

For today’s Panzer Soldat Training you’ll need to defeat Valimar and Hector Mk.II - Randy.
For this battle you’ll want to focus on taking one down at a time, so focus on Valimar to begin with.When he is in the Normal Stance focus on the Arms and then when he charges up with his sword out to the right you’ll want to continue aiming for the arms. Finally, when he holds his sword down to his waist you’ll want to focus on the head.

As for the Hector Mk.II - Randy, you’ll want to hit his arms when he is in the normal stance, body when charged with weapon held horizontally and head when weapon is held vertically.

Once you’ve completed the Panzer Soldat Training, speak with Professor Schmidt to update his Character Note and begin Einhell Keep Lv4.

  • Explore Einhell Keep Lv4

Enemy HP Slash Thrust Pierce Strike Elemental Efficacy Item Drop
Silver Drome 6117 ☆☆☆☆ N/A ☆☆☆ N/A E - 140, WA - 140, F - 140, WN - 140, TI - 80, SP - 200, MI - 120 Clear Gelatin. EP Charge I
Celestial Scarab 9450 ☆☆☆ ☆☆ E - 80, WA - 120, F - 140, WN - 120, TI - 200, SP - 120, MI - 80 Chitinous Shell, U-Material
Tri-Attacker R2 6118 ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆☆ E - 100, WA - 160, F - 120, WN - 80, TI - 140, SP - 100, MI - 80 Curia Balm, U-Material
Tri-Attacker HG 6118 ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ E - 80, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120, TI - 140, SP - 100, MI - 80 S-Tablet, U-Material
Brain Matter 25039 ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ E - 60, WA - 100, F - 180, WN - 120, TI - 80, SP - 160, MI - 120 Clear Gelatin, Aerial Dust
Rainbow Drome 40004 ☆☆☆☆ N/A ☆☆☆ N/A E - 80, WA - 80, F - 80, WN - 80, TI - 180, SP - 180, MI - 180 U-Material, Cross Crusade

Follow the path and interact with the terminal to extend the bridge, then continue along and take a right to find a Chest that contains Diamond Nova R, this increases ATS+10/ADF+20 and gives you an 80% chance to inflict freeze on enemies. Proceed further into the keep and interact with the second terminal,then take the next left ahead to find a Chest with All Sepith x50 inside. Finally, follow the path along and climb down the ladder to find a Chest with an EP Charge IV inside. Go through the door into Einhell Keep Lv4 - Midpoint.

  • Explore Einhell Keep Lv4 - Midpoint

Note: If you climb down the southwest corner ladder you’ll find a Chest with a Pyre Bell inside.

Interact with the terminal to extend the bridge and then head across, take the fourth left to find a Chest with U-Material inside, then interact with the terminal to extend another path. Head across the now accessible path and climb down the ladder to find a Chest with an Orange Corsage inside, this gives STR+25/EV+5 and prevents Faint.

Climb back up the ladder and follow the path along to find another Chest with a Power/Shield/Mind Potion inside. Continue along and take a left to find a terminal, interact with it and head across the path. Finally, make your way to the end and interact with the last terminal to reach the Einhell Keep Lv4 - Depths.

Boss: Pale Apache S

EnemyHPSlashThrustPierceStrikeElemental EfficacyItem Drop
Pale Apache S72108☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 80, WA - 100, F - 160, WN - 120, TI - 140, SP - 100, MI - 80 Suzaku

Begin the battle by scanning the boss, then activate Sledgehammer and focus on getting it ino the break status. Once you’ve done that, activate Wind Blade to put a delay on the enemies turn and continue using normal attacks to take out it. However, if it manages to take another turn, then use any available S-Crafts to finish it off.

Upon completing the Einhell Keep Lv4 you’ll gain a Lunar Gyre and 5000 Mira. After the cutscene has come to a close you’ll battle against Viscount Arseid and Aurelia.

Boss: Viscount Arseid and Aurelia

EnemyHPSlashThrustPierceStrikeElemental EfficacyItem Drop
Principal Le Guin 98370☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 100, WA - 100, F - 100, WN - 100N/A
Viscount Arseid 98330☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆E - 100, WA - 100, F - 100, WN - 100N/A

Note: Make sure to equip the Domination Quartz on Rean before entering this battle, as it will double the damage of your first S-Craft/Craft.

Begin the battle by scanning them, then use all of the available S-Crafts to deal a lot of damage and put them into the Break Status. Now use Lightspeed Flash to put a delay on both Viscount Arseid and Aurelia and continue using normal attacks until they’re defeated.

Head back to the dorm and rest

Once you’ve beaten Viscount Arseid and Aurelia, head into Radio Trista and speak with Linley to update her Character Note, then go into the Hangar and beat Professor Schmidt at a game of Vantage Masters to acquire the Witch Card. Go into the dorms Male Bathroom to view an event with Tita, then go up to the 3F Clubhouse and speak with Altina to begin the Branch Campus Quest, White-Hot Swimming Competition

Branch Campus Quest: White-Hot Swimming Competition

In order to complete this quest you’ll need to beat the following people in a race, Wayne, Stark, Leonora, and Principal Aurelia. Here you’ll need to wait until the circles overlap and then press either the [Triangle or Circle] Button to go faster. Upon completing the quest you’ll gain Academy Swimsuit x4/Instructor’s Swimwear x2 and 5000 Mira.

Head into the Firing Range and speak with Maya to begin the Branch Campus Quest, Maya’s Malaise.

Branch Campus Quest: Maya’s Malaise

Once you’ve accepted the quest, speak with Altina or Leonora in the Swimming Pool room, then talk to any of the following girls twice in the Academy Field, Louise, Juna, or Jessica. Now speak with Sidney in Lapin Boutique and Randy in the Dorms Training Room. Return to Maya to complete the quest. Upon completion you’ll get 5000 Mira.

With the quests completed you’ll want to use up those two Bonding Points. To begin, you’ll want to use one on Emma (Arcus II), as that will give you an updated Character Note, then use the second one on Sara (Neinvalli Exchange) to participate in a training session at Einhel Keep. This is just a short couple of rooms so there’s no need for a map here, especially due to there being no Chests. Likewise, there are two enemies to scan here for your Battle Book but they don’t count towards the Trophy and you’ll find the information in the Extra section of the book.

Finally, return to your dorm room to rest up.

Boss: Goliath Noa - Altina

(1 of 4) When the Goliath is in the Normal Stance you’ll want to focus on the Left Arm.

EnemyHPPositionsLeft ArmRight ArmBody
Goliath Noa - Altina (30% HP)544000Default☆☆☆☆N/A
Goliath Noa - Altina (Defeat)272000Default☆☆☆☆N/A
Raised Left Arm☆☆N/A☆☆☆
Raised Right Arm☆☆☆
Lowered CannonsN/AN/A☆☆
Raised Cannons☆☆☆

After the students have seen the results you’ll take part in a little bit of Panzer Soldat Training. Here you’ll need to get this opponent down to 30% HP in the first battle and then down to 0% in the second. In order to do this you’ll want to hit the following weak points.

  • Normal Stance: Left Arm

  • Charged Stance (Left Arm Up): Body

  • Charged Stance (Cannons Raised): Right Arm

  • Charged Stance (Right Arm Up): Left Arm

  • Charged Stance (Cannons Lowered): Right Arm

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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