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Sc3: Yes, you can get all the items in the minecart ruins

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Sc3: Yes, you can get all the items in the minecart ruins

Postby daveshan » Mon May 06 2019 12:18am

At the battle of Ark Hill are the infamous minecart ruins, the one where you have to run through carts and race against the lone thief to snag high-tier weapons and items.

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Everyone always assumes you have to lose at least one item, (everyone one picks to lose the goddess tear) because of how limited your mobility options are. But there's a way to get everything.

The answer is a glitch the thief does if there's no minecart.

To accomplish this, you need at least six characters going into the ruins with one of them able to fly. Once that is set, do the following:

1. Make sure that everyone who can use the sleep spell is able to through their own magic or weapons.

2. Give them the most agility possible: small mithril accessories, quick chickens, high level from the respawning monsters on Ark Hill, etc...

3. Just before they enter the ruins, I don't mean the turn before, I mean the turn of, cast support on everyone with the sleep spell.

4. Make sure all those with sleep and now support are in the first wave of people going into the ruins. Note that, in these ruins, the character investigation the ruins first also enters after the thief cutscene.

5. Save because you may need to save-scum if no one gets the thief to sleep.

6. The thief skips his first turn, which means, if any one of your sleep characters has high enough Agilitiy, they can out-run the thief's 46 Agi and put him to sleep. The hard part is now out of the way.

7. Have three of your characters take the available carts and go after things as normal. Have your flier take the cart series that goes all the way to the end, as you need to fly to get in the room with the dragon rod and running pepper. Have a fourth go after the oriccalcum that's in the first room and leave him there. Have a fifth character off to the side, close to the tracks in the first room, but out of the thief's way. The sixth character blocks the entrance/exit.

8. When the thief wakes up, he should attack the character that grabbed the oriccalcum. Here's where the glitch happens: If the thief ends his turn at the starting end of a minecart, but there's no minecart, the thief will warp to the other end of the track, jump into that minecart, and bring it back to the start.

9. Since, at this point, you should no longer be outrunning the thief (and if you are, unequip your accessory), you should be able to get your fifth character into that minecart the thief brought back.

10. You will now have enough characters to go after every item in the ruins.
Last edited by daveshan on Wed May 08 2019 1:54am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sc3: Yes, you can get all the items in the minecart ruin

Postby Azzah » Mon May 06 2019 12:47am

Neat! Thanks, Daveshan.
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Re: Sc3: Yes, you can get all the items in the minecart ruin

Postby Chinagonuk » Mon May 06 2019 2:44pm

Nice discovery. Well done!
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Re: Sc3: Yes, you can get all the items in the minecart ruin

Postby daveshan » Wed May 08 2019 1:54am

You're welcome, guys.
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