Caves of Narshe: Final Fantasy V
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Cloister of the Dead

Guide by  Djibriel
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Edited by  Death_Penalty
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Wanna take your ridiculously overpowered gear and go take on antagonists from the past, no fight of which is even nearly as challenging as those you've already won? Of course you do! You built up a staggering amount of hate, I can tell. Let's kill things dead that previously we had slightly more trouble killing dead. In order to access the Cloister of the Dead, you must have completed the Sealed Temple by defeating Enuo.

Assuming you're still standing near the battered body of Neo Shinryu (because that's a good time to do this), here's how to get to the Cloister of the Dead. Exit Shinryu's Roost. Walk through the lava in a couter-clockwise fashion, sticking to the outer edge, until you've completed a half circle and can get out. A bit to the south-west, you can exit Shinryu's Lair.

In the Abyssal Falls, simply walk up all the way until you reach the Heart of Ronka. Once there, walk up the stairway, then apply turning to the turner and walk down until you find a rotating chain elevator. Use it to get to the Warp Zone, from where at the top you can warp to the entrance of the Sealed Temple. Exit the Sealed Temple, because one would assume that you're already done with this area forever and ever. There's a Save Point here as well.

Once you're back to the "???" cavern with the NPC, you can just waltz into the middle door and begin your 'trial'. You could go out into the real world (I mean the real world within the game, obviously) to buy/farm some more !Mix or !Combine reagents if you want, but it probably won't be necessary. You could also collect your Dark Arts if you want them and have not as yet; again, not strictly necessary. Simply proceed forward to get started.

The bosses here are upgraded versions of the ones you fought earlier. Imagine having fought a four-year-old when you yourself were four years old. Now imagine that at your current age (assuming here that you're at least nine, given your reading comprehension) you meet this guy again, but now he's six years old. Going out on a limb here, this scenario should end with a weeping youngster and some free candy for you. This is pretty much how the Cloister of the Dead plays out, only minus the candy. Since I do not wish to insult your intelligence, I will not bother to list stat blocks or real strategies for most of these opponents, since they are by far easier than most random encounters in the Sealed Temple. If you are curious about these monsters, please consult the Algorithm FAQ at GameFAQs, it's quite good.

Some things that you may be interested in to know:

Suffice to say that a single !Spellblade/!Rapid Fire character and three utility characters is the way to go. !Blue, !Mix, !Summon and !Combine all have some merit. I like to send in characters with AccessoryRibbons, ArmorMirage Vest and AccessoryHermes Sandals, it's a great all-round set-up.

First Wave

Boss
New HP
12000
10000
14000
16000/13000
40000

Notes

Second Wave

One character with !Summon is really nice for the last fight of this wave.

Boss
New HP
13000
30000/12000
6000 (x6)
24000
18000 (shared)

Notes

Third Wave

Two or more !Time casters are really great, since the fourth fight is Archeodemon.

Boss
New HP
12000
22000
22000/3000
50000
35000

Notes

Fourth Wave

Boss
New HP
13000
18000
6000
24000
55000

Notes

Fifth wave

Boss
New HP
23000
30000
18000
25000
44444

Notes

Final Wave

Here, at the end, a summoner is nice, and !Combine will really help out as well.

Boss
New HP
15000
24000
33333
40000
55055/12000

Notes

Back from the Cloister

"I see you've returned safely... I assume that means you have defeated the monster hordes, correct? Then I bestow upon you this token extolling your triumph."

Received "Medal of Smiting!"

... and so the FAQ reader and Final Fantasy V Advance player lived happily ever after, having been briefly diverted from the inevitability of his or her death by the collection of this "Medal of Smiting", a fictional trophy of no value.

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