Light Against the Darkness (Re-issue) – Classic

ELITE

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Did you miss the Cecils because you started late? Fret not! They’re back again! Now’s your chance to recruit them!

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Event Objectives

– To clear all 10 levels of the event in Classic Mode.
– To clear all 10 levels of the event in Elite mode to unlock the extra dungeon!

Reward Highlights

Paladin Cecil and his Memory Crystal

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Dark Cecil and his Memory Crystal

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And Raise!
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Character Details:

For the stats of the Cecils at level 65, please view it here (you have to scroll down to see it)


Classic Mode

01: Mount Ordeals – Entrance

[Total required stamina: 9]

Part 1 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 300
Part 2 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 300
Part 3 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 300
Mastery Reward Minor Growth Egg x3, Mythril x1
Completion Reward Gil × 1000
First Time Completion Mythril Sword (IV), Small Scarletite x3
Special score conditions  -
No bosses.

 

02: Mount Ordeals – 1st Station

[Total required stamina: 10]

Part 1 Stamina 3, Stages 3, experience value 490
Part 2 Stamina 3, Stages 3, experience value 574
Part 3 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 474
Mastery Reward Small Adamantite x3, Earth Orb x6
Completion Reward Gil × 1000
First Time Completion Mythril Shield (IV), Non-Elemental Orb x6
Special score conditions
lilith Boss name Lilith
HP ~1000
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
All except Sleep
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage and Confuse one target.
Slap: Paralyze one target.
Entice: Confuse one target.

Nothing worth mentioning.

Recommended abilities: Any
Recommended RW: Any

 

03: Mount Ordeals – 2nd Station

[Total required stamina: 12]

Part 1 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 612
Part 2 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 666
Part 3 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 756
Mastery Reward Fire, Non-Elemental Orb x6
Completion reward Gil × 2000
First Completion Reward Dark Orb x6, Mythril x1
Special score conditions  -
No bosses.

 

04: Mount Ordeals – 3rd Station

[Total required stamina: 13]

Part 1 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 1440
Part 2 Stamina 4, Stages 3, experience value 1248
Part 3 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 1263
Mastery Reward Minor Summon Orb x5, Earth Orb x6
Completion Reward Gil × 2000
First Time Completion Mythril Sword (IV), Small Scarletite x3
Special score conditions
bk Boss name Black Knight
HP ~2700 each
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE  –
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE NULL
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
All
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Absorb: Deal moderate physical damage to one target, gaining a portion as HP.
Curse: Sap one target.

AoE your way to victory. Other than that there’s nothing worth noting.

Recommended abilities: Anything AoE
Recommended RW: Any

 

05: Mount Ordeals – 4th Station

[Total required stamina: 48]

Part 1 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 834
Part 2 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 807
Part 3 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 834
Part 4 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 834
Mastery Reward Mythril Shield x1, Small Adamantite x3
Completion reward Gil × 3000
First Completion Reward Fire Strike, Dark Orb x6
Special score conditions
No bosses.

 

06: Mount Ordeals – 5th Station

[Total required stamina: 21]

Part 1 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 1114
Part 2 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 1148
Part 3 Stamina 5, Stages 3, experience value 1283
Part 4 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1029
Mastery Reward Earth Orb x7, Mythril x1
Completion Reward Gil × 3000
First Time Completion Dark Knight Cecil, Non-Elemental Orb x7
Special score conditions (i) Exploit Scarmiglione’s weakness to holy attacks.
(ii) Exploit Scarmiglione’s weakness to fire attacks.
scar Boss name Scarmiglione (and Skulnants)
HP ► Scarmiglione ~3600 / ► Skulnant: ~230 each
Elements ► Scarmiglione

Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE ABSORB  –
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE

► Skulnant

Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE  –
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
► Scarmiglione
Slow / Stop / Silence
► Skulnant
Slow / Stop / Silence / Paralyze
Abilities ► Scarmiglione
Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Thunder (Counter): Deal lightning damage to one target.
Order Drain: Instructs Skulnant to use Drain
► Skulnant
Attack: Deal physical damage and Poison one target.
Drain: Deal moderate damage to one target, gaining a portion as HP.

He counterattacks with thunder. Magic Break it and/or Silence to make the fight more manageable.

Just AoE them down.

Scarmiglione is also an undead. Recovery spells are effective against it.

Recommended abilities:Any
Recommended RW: Any

 

07:  Mount Ordeals – 6th Station

[Total required stamina: 24]

Part 1 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 2114
Part 2 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1737
Part 3 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 2265
Part 4 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1963
Mastery Reward Mythril Sword (IV), Scarletite x3
Completion Reward Gil × 4000
First Time Completion Lesser Summon Orb x5, Mythril x1
Special score conditions
No bosses.

 

08: Mount Ordeals – 7th Station

[Total required stamina: 25]

Part 1 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1314
Part 2 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1270
Part 3 Stamina 6, Stages 3, experience value 1270
Part 4 Stamina 7, Stages 4, experience value 1438
Mastery Reward Growth Egg x3, Earth Orb x7
Completion reward Gil × 4000
First Completion Reward Mythril Shield (IV), Adamantite x3
Special score conditions
sdragon Boss name Skull Dragon
HP ~6000
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE NULL
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
Stop / Slow / Paralyze / Confuse / Blind / Sleep / Berserk
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Blaze: Deal fire damage to one target.

Skull Dragon is NOT an undead.

Recommended abilities: Any
Recommended RW: Any

 

09: Mount Ordeals – 8th Station

[Total required stamina: 28]

Part 1 Stamina 15, Stages 3, experience value 4604
Part 2 Stamina 15, Stages 3, experience value 5262
Part 3 Stamina 15, Stages 3, experience value 5262
Part 4 Stamina 15, Stages 3, experience value 5262
Mastery Reward Dark Orb x7, Mythril x1
Completion Reward Gil × 5000
First Time Completion Non-Elemental Orb x7, Growth Egg x3
Special score conditions  -
No bosses.

 

10: Mount Ordeals – 9th Station

[Total required stamina: 29]

Part 1 Stamina 7, Stages 3, experience value 2094
Part 2 Stamina 7, Stages 3, experience value 1932
Part 3 Stamina 7, Stages 3, experience value 2041
Part 4 Stamina 8, Stages 3, experience value 2154
Mastery Reward Mage Masher (IV), Scarletite x5
Completion reward Gil × 5000
First Completion Reward Lesser Summon Orb x5, Non-Elemental Orb x7
Special score conditions
dzombie Boss name Dinozombie x2
HP ~5500 each
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE NULL
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
Slow / Stop / Paralyze / Confuse / Blind / Sleep / Berserk
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Curse: Sap one target.
Blaze: Deal fire damage to one target.

Exploit their various debuff vulnerabilities for an easy fight. Note that these dinos are undead.

Recommended abilities: Intimidate
Recommended RW:
 anything AoE

 

11: Mount Ordeals – Summit

[Total required stamina: 33]

Part 1 Stamina 16, Stages 3, experience value 1970
Part 2 Stamina 16, Stages 3, experience value 2216
Part 3 Stamina 16, Stages 3, experience value 2460
Part 4 Stamina 17, Stages 3, experience value 2019
Mastery Reward Non-Elemental Orb x7, Earth Orb x7
Completion reward Gil × 6000
First Completion Reward Dark Orb x7, Mythril x1
Special score conditions (i) Exploit Scarmiglione’s weakness to holy attacks.
(ii) Defeat Scarmiglione without using fire attacks.
scar2 Boss name Scarmiglione (Transformed)
HP ~12500
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
VULNERABLE ABSORB ABSORB
Water Holy Dark Poison  
VULNERABLE RESIST
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
Slow / Stop
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Curse Elegy (Counter): Slow on all targes.
Gas (Counter): Poison, Silence, Blind and Sleep on all targets.

The transformed Scarmiglione has a counter mechanic, and depending on what triggers the counter, he will use different abilities:

  • Physical attacks will be countered with Curse Elegy.
  • Fire attacks will be countered with Gas.

You shouldn’t be worried about Gas at all since we want to defeat it without using fire attacks.

Use Stop if you have problems.

Recommended abilities: Any
Recommended RW:
Any

 

12: Mount Ordeals – Gravesite

[Total required stamina: 37]

Part 1 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 2294
Part 2 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 2361
Part 3 Stamina 9, Stages 3, experience value 2497
Part 4 Stamina 10, Stages 3, experience value 2424
Mastery Reward Summon Orb x5, Growth Egg x3
Completion reward Gil × 6000
First Completion Reward Paladin Cecil, Growth Egg x3
Special score conditions (i) Defeat Dark Knight without being KO’d.
dragoon Boss name Dark Knight
HP ~13500
Elements
Fire Ice Lightning Earth Wind
Water Holy Dark Poison  
ABSORB
Debuff
Vulnerabilities
Slow / Stop
Abilities Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
Darkness: Deal very heavy dark damage to all targets.

You want to shield your party against Darkness. Power Break and/or Protectga should take care of that.

Slow is also useful here.

Recommended abilities: Slow, Power/Armor/Mental Break(down), Protectga
Recommended RW:
 Sentinel’s Grimoire, Lunatic High

 

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