5. Game Basics and Tips
A Talk, Examine, Accept
B Cancel, use weapon in dungeons
L Change lead character
R Spin without moving
Select Open the menu
Start Field record
The stats in Lufia: Runes of Silence are a little different from most RPGs. For
example, you have no strength. When you level up, your Attack Power increases
directly. So if you want to see which of your guys has the highest strength,
you need to de-equip them and then compare.
HP: Hit Point. They decrease when you get it. When they reach 0, you
die. Heal them with a potion or an healing magic.
AP: Ability points. Decreases as you use skills/magic. Heal with
ATK: Attack Power. Determines your damage. It's basically your base ATK
+ your weapon's strength.
DEF: Defence Power. Reduces enemy's physical damage. It's basically
your base DEF + the total of your armors' DEF.
AGL: Agility: This determines who attacks when (highest AGI goes first,
then second highest,...). Also, characters with high AGI fighting
against enemies with low AGL can attack more often than enemies
can. Same if monsters got higher AGL. Also, if one of your guys
has 50AGL and the other 30AGL, the one with 50AGI might hit 4
times while the one with 30AGI will hit 3 times, as combats are
not entirely turned based.
INT: Intelligence. This affects your spells effects. The more INT you
got, the more effective your spells are. Healing spells do not
depend on INT, they always heal just as much.
MGR: Magic Resistance. Reduces enemy's magical damage.
The job system in Lufia: Ruins of Lore is a pretty simple one. There are 13
jobs. 6 of them are available in Gruberik, and a seventh one is available in
Karnack. The other 4 jobs are hidden around the world and are 2nd grade jobs
(see Job's listing for details on how to get them). To be able to use them, you
need to master the 1st level job. For example, you can't switch to "Knight" if
you haven't mastered the "Swordsman".
Jobs are the only way to learn spells and skills. You learn a new skill each
time you go up a job level. Job levels are independent of your character's
level. You gain job levels by fighting battles and winning EXP. You need a set
amount of EXP to reach the next job levels, however there's no way to know this
amount. For example, it may take 3 to 5 battles at the beginning of the game to
go up the first job level, while fighting monsters later in the game can make
you go up the 2-3 first job levels in a single fight. Some jobs are faster to
go up in levels, while other are pretty long. As you progress through the job,
levels will take longer to get. When you learn the last skill from a job, you
Master it. Jobs don't all have the same number of skills. Those with more
skills level up faster.
Once you gain an ability from a job, it is permanent and can be used with any
jobs. You can have a Swordsman use Cinder, but it wouldn't be really powerful,
considering the poor INT the fighter has. However, having a Mage use Cinder
Slash is handy.
To install a monster, you need 2 things: a 2 stars or higher monster, and a
full IP Bar. To fill your IP bar, you need to take damage in battles. To
install, choose the ! from the second battle crossbar.
When installed, you will loose control of you character. He and your monster
will become one: they will take the next evolution of that monsters. So
installing Mousse M will create Mousse L, and installing Mousse L will create
Mousse XL. When you install the last form of your monster, you will create a
When installed, you will attack automatically, using the monster's attacks and
the character's stats. Installing lasts 3 rounds. When uninstalling, your IP
Bar will return to 0.
Only Eldin, Rami and Torma can catch and install monsters.
- Save as often as you can, this won't damagge your GBA (as far as I know).
- Doing a Field Record is not actually savinng, but is as useful. To do it,
press Start and select the first choice. This will record your game exactly as
it is when you do it. Use it when you feel your batteries are getting low. To
load a field record, select the second save slot in the main menu. When you do
a field record, your game automatically quits. When you load your Field Record,
it is erased, so you cant use it as a backup save.
- Experience is split to everyone alive at tthe end of a battle, but the number
you see is not the split one. That is, if it says you got 30EXP and you have 3
guys alive, they all get 10EXP.
- If the enemy's DEF is higher than your ATKK, you will likely miss. In this
case, buy some better stuff or level up.
- Don't go in fights pressing the Fast Forwaard button (emu users) and hammering
A. Without some strategy, even the simplest fight can hurt you bad. What I mean
by "Strategy" is not attacking an enemy with only a few HP left using your
- Sometimes waiting to master a job to switcch to another is a bad idea. It can
be better to switch jobs early on, so you get more skills
- Having Eldin and Torma learn Heal is usefuul; sometimes Rami will run out of