Some enemies leave behind them glyphs when they die, but if you see an enemy cast a spell at you and a glyph appear, go close to him and press up to absorb it. So far: Necromancer at woods>zombie spell, sea demon at canal>icicle spell (will check their names later).
In the long corridors in Minera Prison Island you can reach the higher ledges with the chests by jumping on them from the wall where you enter the room.
You can also jump over the flashlights at the same level.
In the canal stage, underwater, you have to move the barrels with your body (just keep dragging them to the rocks and then hit them). There are two rock locations: on the right part of the stage, after you blow them up hack the wall right in front of you to get to a hidden room with a MP up, a Hearts up and a High/max(?) potion.
nightmare>Hair for the villager.
weak against strike lightning tough fire 1800hp 1800exp
Crab boss Brachyura strategy: It may look tough initially, but once you get its pattern down you’ll be having delicious crab soup in no time. The beast is weak against striking weapons and lightning, so equip Macir & Vol Fulgur or double Macir. First jump up the ledges and go to the upper left platform so that you don’t get hit. Once the crab settles down beneath the two lower ledges, the battle begins. Stay in the lower left ledge. The crag will reach to the upper left with its pincer and you can either hit it standing or use your combos (better keep them for the later stages). There’s a a slight lull you can use to hit with lightning while he retracts his claw, but duck while doing so. The crab will miss you; keep hitting while crouching. Next it’ll move its head toward you and spit bubbles at you. The bubbles are destructible, but if you move from the lower left platform to the upper right, you won’t be hit. After that return to the lower left and repeat the pattern.
Next the crab will go red. Before that happens, it’ll slowly move its pincer to the lower left platform, so jump to evade. Resume your position to the lower left and hack at him, ducking. He’ll hit the roof with his pincers , but won’t harm you. Next he’ll throw bubbles again, same deal as before. Once you deal enough damage, he’ll smash the roof with his third pincer hit.
Start climbing, using the magnets to propel yourself up (R, press down and release, holding R once you’re close to the next magnet to grab it. You’ll reach four ledges, stand on the upper left and repeat the same pattern. The only difference is that you’ll have to use the magnet to switch sides once the monster begins shooting bubbles at you. You needn’t throw yourself at the right ledge, just grab the magnet with R once it starts spitting bubbles and press right (>). The crab will become red again, keep the same tactics till he busts the roof once more.
Propel Shanoa up using the magnets as before; only this time there are just two ledges. You go to the upper one. The song (almost) remains the same. When the crab spits bubbles, you obviously can’t fling ourself to the right, so your only option is to grab the magnet and keep pressing the right button on the directional cross, as recommended before. When the bubbles disappear, release R and you’ll find yourself on your beloved lower left platform. The crab has a new last-ditch attack that targets the lower left platform. It’ll form a circle with its pincers before doing so, but you can both clearly see it coming and have enough time to jump to the ledge above. This stage is a good time to use your combos if you still have them. If you use Macir & Vol Fulgur remember to hit while the crab attacks the upper ledge so you won’t waste your hearts. The double Arcus combo doesn’t require any aiming to hit.
Brachyura destroys yet another roof. Go up using the ledges and you’ll find yourself under an elevator. Go on it using one of the man-sized holes left and right, go to the middle and press the down button. The elevator will smash that annoying crab for good. Don’t forget to use the elevator again to collect the Luminatio glyph.
HP:700, EXP 300 Strong against crushing weapons, weak against slashing, fire.
This one shouldn’t trouble you. Just stand under the magnet and whack him. If it tries to attack you, hang to the magnet using R. If he throws a net or is close to you, pressing back while on the magnet gives you enough range to evade its attacks.
(Half-)Boss: Giant Skeleton HP 800 EXP 350
Its main attacks are a kick (his leg remains lifted afterwards; a prime opportunity for a few cheap shots) and a lunge at you. Once he gets to close to you, use the magnets to fly over him by pressing down and the opposite direction to him. When you get behind his back in this way, he’ll bend behind and come to you quickly. If you can hit him once fine, otherwise return back to your original position to the left of the room. If you return too quickly he’ll be still close to you. He can also hold his hands high while you’re jumping over him, but if you do it diagonally, he can’t reach you.
Your only long-range weapon at this point is the knife, which is both totally secure (hit from afar, fly over him, return, repeat) and takes an absurdly long time to kill him. Use your hardest-hitting weapon, hit and run, take advantage of the pause after the skeleton kicks you (there’s an animation of it lifting its leg just before), don’t push too hard when he tries to grab you and don’t risk hits behind its back. Time your combos so that the skeleton is on screen when you hit him.