The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

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Avrage grinding requierment?
im in chapter 3, been struggling with some fights, i also obtained a party member, my party is level 26-28, the new character is level 33, im not sure if that character supposed to be overpowered, or im really that underleveled.

how much levels i should try to avrage per chapter?
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Ellipsis Sep 16 @ 9:35pm 
Unless you're playing on Nightmare, you should never really have to grind. The Trails experience system works in that if you're underleved for your area, you catch up to the intended level pretty fast, and the mobs give quickly diminishing exp returns for higher levels. It actually discourages grinding. I'm pretty sure the character you're referring to is supposed to be a few levels higher than the rest of your party.
LrdDimwit Sep 17 @ 12:05am 
Experience exponentially decays once you're at the point where the game "wants" you to be. And people who are behind get huge XP to compensate. You can't really grind for levels in this game. You can grind for Sepith, but you shouldn't really need to.
Just git gud, try different strategies, some of the fights in the beginning are a bit hard. If it's normal monsters, you can use smoke to run away, I remember having trouble with some fight with 2 giant birds. Although, after some chapters the game becomes super easy mindless crafts masher.
I assume you're talking about Millium, in which case, yes, she is supposed to be overpowered in Chapter 3.
Stabbey Sep 17 @ 12:07pm 
That's about the level you should be at, yes. There should be no reason to grind for XP.

In fact the only reason to grind would be for Sepith Masses/Ingredients (weapon upgrades are both expensive and necessarry), and even then you should be just about at the point where you have opened pretty much all the slots and can start selling Sepith for mira.
Zero Sep 17 @ 4:14pm 
Use shining pom bait and kill poms for a couple of levels whenever you feel like you're underleveled. You only get like 5 per game though so use wisely.
Ellipsis Sep 17 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by Zero:
Use shining pom bait and kill poms for a couple of levels whenever you feel like you're underleveled. You only get like 5 per game though so use wisely.
Pom bait is best used in the final dungeon to make the most of the XP gain, and since you have 3 reserve members for that dungeon (as opposed to the usual 2 or 1)
Zero Sep 17 @ 7:21pm 
Originally posted by Ellipsis:
Originally posted by Zero:
Use shining pom bait and kill poms for a couple of levels whenever you feel like you're underleveled. You only get like 5 per game though so use wisely.
Pom bait is best used in the final dungeon to make the most of the XP gain, and since you have 3 reserve members for that dungeon (as opposed to the usual 2 or 1)
It's not really necessary unless you're powergaming though. If he's just having trouble being underleveled, the pom bait's the way to go. Besides, if you wait till the last dungeon you've spent pretty much the entire game having a rough time just to have a slightly easier time for an hour or so.
Stabbey Sep 17 @ 7:38pm 
If I'm fairly close to level 70 before the final boss, I'll beat the game without pom bait, so the boss is more challenging, and later reload my pre-boss save and get up to 70 using the bait for the carry-over bonus for being level 70+. That's my plan, at least, without knowing how the end plays out.
Ellipsis Sep 18 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by Zero:
Originally posted by Ellipsis:
Pom bait is best used in the final dungeon to make the most of the XP gain, and since you have 3 reserve members for that dungeon (as opposed to the usual 2 or 1)
It's not really necessary unless you're powergaming though. If he's just having trouble being underleveled, the pom bait's the way to go. Besides, if you wait till the last dungeon you've spent pretty much the entire game having a rough time just to have a slightly easier time for an hour or so.
That's fair. My reason for doing so was for the carryover bonus to CSII. If you're above level 80 and rank A0 you get a bunch of really nice stuff at the start of the game, if what I've read is correct.
Virsalus Sep 18 @ 1:43pm 
Originally posted by Ellipsis:
Originally posted by Zero:
It's not really necessary unless you're powergaming though. If he's just having trouble being underleveled, the pom bait's the way to go. Besides, if you wait till the last dungeon you've spent pretty much the entire game having a rough time just to have a slightly easier time for an hour or so.
That's fair. My reason for doing so was for the carryover bonus to CSII. If you're above level 80 and rank A0 you get a bunch of really nice stuff at the start of the game, if what I've read is correct.
It only depends on Rean's level though.
Gambio Sep 18 @ 2:14pm 
Originally posted by Ellipsis:
Originally posted by Zero:
It's not really necessary unless you're powergaming though. If he's just having trouble being underleveled, the pom bait's the way to go. Besides, if you wait till the last dungeon you've spent pretty much the entire game having a rough time just to have a slightly easier time for an hour or so.
That's fair. My reason for doing so was for the carryover bonus to CSII. If you're above level 80 and rank A0 you get a bunch of really nice stuff at the start of the game, if what I've read is correct.


It's hardly worth the trouble, Cold Steel II is easy enough as it is.
Virsalus Sep 18 @ 2:20pm 
Originally posted by Gambio:
Originally posted by Ellipsis:
That's fair. My reason for doing so was for the carryover bonus to CSII. If you're above level 80 and rank A0 you get a bunch of really nice stuff at the start of the game, if what I've read is correct.


It's hardly worth the trouble, Cold Steel II is easy enough as it is.
It's not about being easy, it's about starting the game with some extra free stuff so you can feel special.
Ellipsis Sep 18 @ 3:52pm 
Originally posted by Virsalus:
Originally posted by Gambio:


It's hardly worth the trouble, Cold Steel II is easy enough as it is.
It's not about being easy, it's about starting the game with some extra free stuff so you can feel special.
The carryover bonus really doesn't make much of a difference anyway, unless you're doing a NG nightmare run of SC or the 3rd (lunar/solar seal are godsends). I just like having it as a nice side bonus for 100%'ing the previous game.
Last edited by Ellipsis; Sep 18 @ 4:06pm
Originally posted by Virsalus:
It's not about being easy, it's about starting the game with some extra free stuff so you can feel special.

:D
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