Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice: Item Maximization/Duplication FAQ

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Table of Contents                                                 Search String
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1. Introduction ......................................................... [001]
2. Parts of a Maximized Item ............................................ [002]
3. Item World Team ...................................................... [003]
4. Maximization Procedure ............................................... [004]
5. Item Stat Formula .................................................... [005]
6. Items and Options .................................................... [006]
7. Mastery Innocents .................................................... [007]
8. Duplication .......................................................... [008]
9. Version History ...................................................... [009]
10. Credits ............................................................. [010]


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1. Introduction                                                           [001]
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In previous Disgaea games, the innate stats of an item had a cap. Fortunately,
it was so high that it was impossible to reach. Disgaea 3 is different in that
you can reach the cap: 1,863,514. Because of this, you may not need to pass
every stat growth bill immediately or kill every item boss, so we'll save you
time by telling you exactly what's required. Additionally, we'll go over the
general maximization process, strategies that make it easier, and then how to
duplicate the items once they're completed.


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2. Parts of a Maximized Item                                              [002]
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A maximized item has four essential parts.
 - 200 item levels
 - 3 large stat growth bills passed
 - Item bosses double-killed
 - Item full of stat-boosting innocents during boss kills


Levels
~~~~~~

You acquire item levels in the following ways:

1) Each floor you clear or skip counts at 1 level.
2) Each mystery room ambush you defeat in two turns or less grants +5 levels.
3) Each level orb you collect grants bonus item levels: +5 for a green, +10 for
   a yellow, and +15 levels for a red.
4) Each time you speak to the fortune teller he'll give you either -5, -3, +3,
   or +5 item levels.

When you enter a mystery room, there are many possibilities as to what you'll
see inside. Two are of importance to item levels: Ambushes and Fortune Tellers,
each being able to appear as often as every other floor. To get the boost from
an ambush, you must kill all of the monsters in two turns, or you will be
kicked out and get nothing from it. Because of this, if you encounter an ambush
you can't handle, you can hide almost everyone in your Base Panel, while
throwing a sacrifice out there each turn.

When you encounter a level orb on a stage, before you go to another floor, have
a character pick it up and keep it lifted above his/her head when you finish
the floor. If you do, when you advance to the next floor, you'll get an item
level boost corresponding to the color of the orb. Entering a mystery room does
not count as advancing to the next floor, so you'll unfortunately not trigger
the level increase. If you encounter both a mystery gate and a level orb, it's
often best to ignore the mystery gate and grab the orb.

It's not terribly difficult to pick up the required 200 levels to max an item.
First of all, you should have approximately 150 item levels by the time you
finish floor 100 of the item. Don't concern yourself with the levels you're
acquiring while you're on floors below 30, as level bonuses are rather rare at
that point. After floor 30, you should start seeing level orbs from time to
time and you will start to catch up in bonus levels quickly. If you reach floor
70 and are significantly behind on item levels, it would be wise to start
resetting on floors 71-79 until you get at least 10 bonus levels. Repeat with
floors 81-89 and you'll hopefully be back in line.

The remaining 50 levels are acquired from Pirate Raiding (逆界賊を行う). You
have to have a character in the Pirate Raiding Club (逆界賊団) to open this
option from your item world guide. In order to unlock the club you need to
defeat at least one pirate group in item world. Once available, Pirate Raiding
allows you to attack every 20 floors in item world in a captured ship. While
there, you can defeat an extra item world boss and grab a level orb.

Capturing the level orb can be difficult. Normally you would just pick up the
orb and be done with it, however, on a raid, any characters not aboard your
ship when you finish the stage are killed. As a result, you need to return the
orb to the ship before leaving, though it's not necessary to have anyone carry
it at that point. This usually requires at least three throws of five panels,
if not more. Getting out to the orb and back can be difficult, particularly if
the enemies are stronger than you. My method is as follows.

1. Send a strong character with a high move and throw range toward the orb.
2. Have that character throw the orb toward the ship. End Turn.
3. Have that character throw the orb again toward the ship.
4. Send out two more high move/throw characters to get it the rest of the way
   to the ship in the same turn.

If you only have two turns available, you'll have to have another character
kill the item boss. If you have three, send the strong character after him.
Ideally you'll have the boss dead and the orb captured by the end of the turn.

If all else fails, reset. You can also reset a few times to either find a
rare red orb worth 15 levels, or if the level set up is particularly
troublesome.


Bills
~~~~~

For whatever stat you're tying to maximize, you need to pass three stat growth
increasing bills in Innocent Town. You can pass a maximum of three item bills
in a legendary item. Due to the way they affect boss kills, it's best to pass
them as early as possible (i.e., floors 10, 20, and 30), but depending on the
size of the base stat, you may be able to pass them later without hurting
anything.

Note: You can only pass one bill each time you enter Innocent Town.

Stat Growth Increasing Bills:

.========================================.======.
| Name                                   | Mana |
|========================================|======|
| HP成長率を少し上げたい                 |  200 |
| HP成長率を上げたい                     |  800 |
| SP成長率を少し上げたい                 |  200 |
| SP成長率を上げたい                     |  800 |
| ATK成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| ATK成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
| DEF成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| DEF成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
| INT成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| INT成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
| RES成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| RES成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
| HIT成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| HIT成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
| SPD成長率を少し上げたい                |  200 |
| SPD成長率を上げたい                    |  800 |
'========================================'======'

The 200 mana bill increases growth by approximately half the value that the
800 mana version does. For these items, you wouldn't want to use the 200s.

Other Bills:

.=====================================================.======.
| Name                                                | Mana |
|=====================================================|======|
| ジャンプ補正値を上げたい                            | 1500 |
| Increases the item's Jump Stat                      |      |
|-----------------------------------------------------|------|
| 移動力補正値を上げたい                              | 3000 |
| Increases the item's MV by 1                        |      |
|-----------------------------------------------------|------|
| 攻撃射程を上げたい                                  | 5000 |
| Increases the item's normal attack range by 1       |      |
|-----------------------------------------------------|------|
| 反撃回数を上げたい                                  | 2000 |
| Increases the item's Counter stat by 1              |      |
|-----------------------------------------------------|------|
| クリティカル率を上げたい                            | 1500 |
| Increases the item's critical hit rate              |      |
|-----------------------------------------------------|------|
| POP.を増やしたい                                    |  500 |
| Increases the item's POP stat by 1                  |      |
'====================================================='======'


Double-Killed Item Bosses
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kill each boss one time when you first see it (on floor X0), Del (デール) out,
return to the item, kill the boss again and finish the floor. The reason for
this is that it's required that you complete a floor to receive the bonus from
killing a boss. The first kill uses the floor before the item boss, and the
second kill used the floor that the item boss itself was on.


Keep the Item Full of Single Stat Innocents
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

At each boss kill, your item receives an additional bonus to its stats for each
single stat innocent on the item, though the bonus is very small (less than
20,000 if you concentrate on one stat). To maximize this, simply fill the item
with single stat innocents of your choice, their level is irrelevant for this
purpose.

Be careful on floor 30. After your first item King (Floor 30 Boss) kill, the
population will increase by 1, so you can add another innocent before you go
back and double kill him. Then, don't forget to add the eighth and final
innocent after the double kill is complete.


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3. Item World Team                                                        [003]
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To make your progress through item world quicker, I recommend the creation of a
specialist team. I simply place all these characters at the bottom of the
character list so as to make them easy to find. You'll need the following:

1) Runner - Flying unit with three pairs of shoes

2) Fist Wielder - A humanoid equipped with a Fist-type weapon and three pairs
   of shoes. Also, make sure he/she has the first four fist skills, as well as
   enough SP to use the most expensive one nine times.

3) Throw Team - Five or more characters, each with a throw distance of at least
   five panels, and also equipped with three pairs of shoes.

Classes:
 - Runner: Mothman, Holy Dragon, or someone with Asagi's second MA-Ability.
 - Fist Wielder: Martial Artists get all the correct fist techniques.
 - Throw Team: One of the base warrior classes works well early on.

As the game progresses, upgrading to leveled accelerators or similar shoes
makes the job easier. Any item worth using can be duplicated as detailed later
on. Feel free to switch classes for these as the game goes on; they don't need
to be leveled and should never see the enemy take action anyway.

With this team in hand, simply fly the runner to any open gate. If there's a
gatekeeper you can't easily kill, get the fist character out there and use
whatever fist skill that will move the gatekeeper off the portal, then send the
runner out there. Use the throw team as necessary to speed things up or to
pick up enemies in your path. Remember that if you pick up an enemy, allies
can walk through the character lifting someone, which can be useful for
getting through a wall of foes.


Wednesday Team (水曜日チーム)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Another helpful thing in item world; this club increases the probability that
you'll encounter Innocent Town, making those stat growth bills easier to get.
This is a club available either from the beginning of the game or after you
find your first Innocent Town. For all the characters you don't have in other
clubs, throw them here and you'll have little trouble finding Innocent Town.


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4. Maximization Procedure                                                 [004]
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Note: Have at least four Dels on hand if you don't want to take a break to go
get more.

1) Enter the item.
2) Clear the item to the 10th floor (X0th floor when repeating this step).
3) Kill the item boss.
4) Use a Del.
5) Save your game.
6) Re-enter the item.
7) Kill the item boss again.
8) Leave via the exit portal.
9) Did you reach Innocent Town?
    - If not, reset and repeat steps 6-8.
    - If yes, is the Item Assembly there?
       - If not, reset and repeat Steps 6-8.
       - If yes, pass the increase stat growth bill of your choice.
10) Save your game.
11) Repeat Steps 1-9 to floor 20.
12) Repeat Steps 1-4 to floor 30.
13) Add an additional innocent.
14) Repeat Steps 5-9 on floor 30.
15) Add an additional innocent.
16) Save your game.
17) Repeat Steps 1-7 to floor 40.
18) Clear the floor for a Del.
19) Save your game.
20) Repeat Steps 17-19 for the rest of the item.
21) Clear the Pirate Raids (anytime after you've passed all three stat bills).

Check your progress on bonus levels from time to time. You'll find more level
orbs the deeper you get.


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5. Item Stat Formula                                                      [005]
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The Item Stat Formula is a bit complicated, due to the fact that there are tons
of variables involved. You don't really have to understand it; I just put it
here for those who'd care. If you don't care, but you'd like to calculate the
stats of an item, you can use this calculator. If it doesn't work in your
browser, it's your browser's fault.

http://prometheusx302.googlepages.com/D3_Item_Stat_Calc.html


FORMULA:

[B * (R + s * [C + N]) + I] * [1 + 0.05 * (TBP)] * [1 + L / 15] + [L * s]


KEY:

B = Base Stat of Item = (InitialStat / R)

R = Rarity:
     - if item is Normal: R = 1.00
     - if item is Rare: R = 1.25
     - if item is Legendary: R = 1.50

s = Conditional Multiplier:
     - if B > 0: s = 1
     - if B = 0 [And] TBP > 0: s = 1
     - if B = 0 [And] TBP = 0: s = 0
     - if B < 0: s = -1

C = Boss Counter (incremented per kill; max = 3.9):
     - each General kill: +0.1
     - each King kill: +0.2
     - each God kill: +0.3

N = Bill Modifier for Bosses (incremented per kill; max = 2.14):
     - each General kill: +[0.01 * CBP]
     - each King kill: +[0.02 * CBP]
     - each God kill: +[0.03 * CBP]

CBP = [Current # of Small Stat Growth Bills Passed]
    + [2 * Current # of Large Stat Growth Bills Passed]
      This includes stat growth bills passed right after a kill.

I = Innocent Counter (incremented per innocent present during each kill;
    logical max = 894):
     - each General kill: +3 per innocent present
     - each King kill: +6 per innocent present
     - each God kill: +9 per innocent present

TBP = [Total # of Small Stat Growth Bills Passed]
    + [2 * Total # of Large Stat Growth Bills Passed]

L = Level of Item



As mentioned in the Introduction, there's a stat cap. In truth, the cap varies
depending on how many stat growth bills you've passed. This is because the cap
takes effect before the item level and stat growth bill modifiers are applied,
which is this part of the formula.

[B * (R + s * [C + N]) + I]

It caps at 99,999. Below are the possible caps corresponding to the value of
TBP, assuming that the item level modifier is maxed.

  TBP = 0: 1,433,519
  TBP = 1: 1,505,184
  TBP = 2: 1,576,850
  TBP = 3: 1,648,516
  TBP = 4: 1,720,182
  TBP = 5: 1,791,848
  TBP = 6: 1,863,514


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6. Items and Options                                                      [006]
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| At this time this guide was written, wiki information was still in at least |
| some flux, the key stats are correct, though the minor stats may be in the  |
|    wrong places. Drop either of us an email if something comes up wrong.    |
'============================================================================='

To reach the cap of 1,863,514; all items must have three large stat bills
passed, but depending on the size of the item's base stat, you may not have to
pass them as early as possible, so we'll let you know the situation with each
of the items listed in this section.

The Innocent Boost, although small (12,814), is still significant. You won't
need it to maximize any particular stat, so you can pretty much put it on
whichever stat you please.

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Baal Sword (バールソード) - Sword (Rank 40)

You can pass the ATK growth bills whenever you want.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    0           SP    2,000        | HP    0           SP    155,000      |
| ATK   22,500      DEF   2,000        | ATK   1,863,514   DEF   155,000      |
| INT   8,000       RES   0            | INT   619,400     RES   0            |
| HIT   2,000       SPD   2,000        | HIT   155,000     SPD   155,000      |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +12 | Range: 2 | Critical Chance: 10% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Flare Phoenix (フレアフェニックス) - Spear (Rank 40)

You can pass the ATK growth bills whenever you want.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    3,000       SP    2,000        | HP    232,400     SP    155,000      |
| ATK   22,500      DEF   4,500        | ATK   1,863,514   DEF   348,500      |
| INT   1,200       RES   2,400        | INT   93,080      RES   185,960      |
| HIT   2,000       SPD   1,800        | HIT   155,000     SPD   139,520      |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +24 | Range: 3 | Critical Chance: 15% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Cosmo Infinity (コスモインフィニティ) - Fist (Rank 40)

The Cosmo Infinity's highest stats are ATK and SPD. Fists deal damage based off
both, so what you want is the highest possible average between them. If you
pass one bill for one stat and two for the other, the average between them will
actually be 20,059 higher than if you focused on just one, so that's what you
should do.

SPD is recommended because it also increases your chance to dodge an attack,
which is especially important late game.

If the character you are using has Specials that use primarily ATK, it might be
wise to use the two bill on ATK instead. If you do so, just switch the ATK and
SPD values shown below to mimic what you'd get.

It does not matter when the Bills are passed.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    5,000       SP    2,000        | HP    387,200     SP    155,000      |
| ATK   18,000      DEF   1,000        | ATK   1,576,850   DEF   77,600       |
| INT   1,000       RES   1,800        | INT   77,600      RES   139,520      |
| HIT   2,000       SPD   18,000       | HIT   155,000     SPD   1,720,182    |
'======================================'======================================'
.=============.========.=========.==========.======================.
| Counter: +2 | MV: +2 | JM: +24 | Range: 2 | Critical Chance: 25% |
'============='========'========='=========='======================'

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Radiant (レイディアント) - Bow (Rank 40)

The Radiant's highest stats are ATK and HIT. Bows deal damage based off both,
so, as with the Cosmo Infinity, what you want is the highest possible average
between them. Unlike the Cosmo Infinity, the average is higher if you use all
the bills on the same stat.

HIT is recommended because it also increases your chance to hit an enemy with
an attack, which is especially important late game where you'll encounter
enemies with silly-high SPD.

If the character you are using has Specials that use primarily ATK, it might be
wise to use the bills on ATK instead. If you do so, just switch the ATK and HIT
values shown below to mimic what you'd get.

One bill MUST be passed on floor 10, but the others can be passed anywhere from
floor 20 to 40 (i.e., floors 20 and 30, floors 30 and 40, or floors 20 and 40).

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    1,600       SP    900          | HP    124,040     SP    69,860       |
| ATK   13,500      DEF   1,200        | ATK   1,045,100   DEF   93,080       |
| INT   800         RES   2,000        | INT   62,120      RES   155,000      |
| HIT   13,500      SPD   1,500        | HIT   1,863,514   SPD   116,300      |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +16 | Range: 5 | Critical Chance: 20% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

Ideally, you should put the Innocent Boost on the stat for which you aren't
using any bills, making it 1,057,914.

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Invincible (インヴィンシブル) - Gun (Rank 40)

The Invincible's highest stats are HIT and SPD. Guns deal damage based off
both, so what you want is the highest possible average between them. As with
the Radiant, it's best to pass all three bills on the same stat.

SPD is recommended over HIT because survival is much more important than
accuracy, especially given the minimum 80% hit rate from behind a target. If
this doesn't suit your needs, then max HIT instead.

If the character you are using has Specials that use primarily HIT, it might be
wise to pass the bills for HIT instead. If you do so, just switch the HIT and
SPD values shown below to mimic what you'd get.

One bill MUST be passed on floor 10, but the others can be passed anywhere from
floor 20 to 40 (i.e., floors 20 and 30, floors 30 and 40, or floors 20 and 40).

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    1,000       SP    1,200        | HP    77,600      SP    93,080       |
| ATK   0           DEF   1,000        | ATK   0           DEF   77,600       |
| INT   800         RES   1,400        | INT   62,120      RES   108,560      |
| HIT   13,500      SPD   13,500       | HIT   1,045,100   SPD   1,863,514    |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM:  +8 | Range: 7 | Critical Chance:  5% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

Ideally, you should put the Innocent Boost on the stat for which you aren't
using any bills, making it 1,057,914.

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Gran Madness (グランマッドネス) - Axe (Rank 40)

The Gran Madness has a TON of ATK, so it does not matter when you pass the ATK
growth bills, just that you do. You don't have to even kill all the item
bosses!

Also, don't worry about the negative HIT stat, after Floor 60 (excluding
raids), it should have already become positive, although small. Negative stats
can, in fact, end up being larger than some positive stats of small value.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    2,000       SP    800          | HP    155,000     SP    62,120       |
| ATK   27,000      DEF   1,200        | ATK   1,863,514   DEF   93,080       |
| INT   800         RES   500          | INT   62,120      RES   38,900       |
| HIT   -4,500      SPD   500          | HIT   154,600     SPD   38,900       |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +12 | Range: 2 | Critical Chance: 35% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Key of Zion (キーオブザイオン) - Staff (Rank 40)

You can pass the INT growth bills whenever you want.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    800         SP    1,200        | HP    62,120      SP    93,080       |
| ATK   9,000       DEF   500          | ATK   696,800     DEF   38,900       |
| INT   18,000      RES   1,800        | INT   1,863,514   RES   139,520      |
| HIT   1,400       SPD   1,000        | HIT   108,560     SPD   77,600       |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +12 | Range: 2 | Critical Chance: 20% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Baal Body (バールボディ) - Monster Weapon (Rank 40)

You can pass the ATK growth bills whenever you want.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    1,600       SP    800          | HP    124,040     SP    62,120       |
| ATK   22,500      DEF   1,000        | ATK   1,863,514   DEF   77,600       |
| INT   600         RES   900          | INT   46,640      RES   69,860       |
| HIT   9,000       SPD   1,000        | HIT   696,800     SPD   77,600       |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +12 | Range: 1 | Critical Chance: 35% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Bahamut Notebook (バハムートノート) - Magical Monster Weapon (Rank 40)

You can pass the INT growth bills whenever you want.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    800         SP    1,200        | HP    62,120      SP    93,080       |
| ATK   18,000      DEF   600          | ATK   1,393,400   DEF   46,640       |
| INT   18,000      RES   2,000        | INT   1,863,514   RES   155,000      |
| HIT   1,400       SPD   800          | HIT   108,560     SPD   62,120       |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.==========.======================.
| MV: +1 | JM: +10 | Range: 1 | Critical Chance: 15% |
'========'========='=========='======================'

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Anti-Matter Field (反物質フィールド) - Armor (Rank 40)

The Anti-Matter Field's highest stat is DEF, but that stat isn't terribly
useful as you'll still die in one hit in the Land of Carnage most of the time
anyway. Because of this, the Anti-Matter Field doesn't seem like a very useful
item. If stats are your concern, go with the Trapezohedron.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    1,600       SP    900          | HP    124,040     SP    69,860       |
| ATK   1,000       DEF   13,500       | ATK   77,600      DEF   1,045,100    |
| INT   1,000       RES   2,000        | INT   77,600      RES   155,000      |
| HIT   1,000       SPD   1,000        | HIT   77,600      SPD   77,600       |
'======================================'======================================'
.========.=========.
| MV: +1 | JM: +18 |
'========'========='

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Trapezohedron (トラペゾヘドロン) - Emblem (Rank 40)

The stat bonuses on this item are flat out better than those of the Anti-Matter
Field, with the exception of DEF. So, this would be what you'd use for armor in
a max stat build.

.======================================.======================================.
| Base Stats                           | Leveled Stats                        |
| HP    9,000       SP    4,500        | HP    696,800     SP    348,500      |
| ATK   4,500       DEF   4,500        | ATK   348,500     DEF   348,500      |
| INT   4,500       RES   4,500        | INT   348,500     RES   348,500      |
| HIT   4,500       SPD   4,500        | HIT   348,500     SPD   348,500      |
'======================================'======================================'

If you used all three bills on one of the other stats, it would be 632,429
(1,264,658 for HP). If you used the Innocent Boost on the same stat, it would
be 16,658 more.

If you don't want to use your bills on stats, you can boost the item's MV
instead. But, you can still use the Innocent Boost (12,814) on any of the other
stats.


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7. Mastery Innocents                                                      [007]
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Mastery Innocents are a new type of innocent added in Disgaea 3. Only one can
be used in any given item, and it must match the type of the item. There's one
for each type of weapon, including monster weapons, and one for armor. The
other seven slots on your equipment can be used for anything, but don't forget
your Critical-Ya, as making every hit critical gives a larger boost than nearly
any stat increase.

Mastery Innocents are found only on Pirate Raids, as mentioned above. In this
case, you'll be using an item with at least one empty innocent slot to allow
the capture of a mastery innocent. No matter what item you use, in the Land of
Carnage or not, mastery innocents are only found at level 2 (subdued). The
highest level you can capture them is level 4, either from throwing them back
to your ship for capture, or killing them on an 'Innocent Boost' panel.
Simply reset the raid until you get the mastery innocent you're concerned
about.

You can level one of these guys up to 500. Each level multiplies the stats on
an item by 1% when it's equipped, so it can give a significant stat boost on
powerful items.

After reading the above you might note that it sounds like it would take an
absurdly long time to level one of these guys to 500 (about 25 items worth of
raids for example). This can be solved using duplication, detailed below. If
you object to that, just keep leveling items and capturing mastery innocents;
you are already going as fast as you are going to go.


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8. Duplication                                                            [008]
===============================================================================

The duping method all hinges on the item 'Paw Stick' (肉球スティック - a joke
weapon axe) and its unique innocent 'Neko-Baba-Ya'. This item is acquired from
either finishing the 10 Gentlemen series of post-game battles, where you're
rewarded with a legendary one after the last fight, or from stealing one from
either Octally's (Axel's/Akutare's) post game battle or the gardening pirates.

Regardless of how you obtain it, its effects are the same. Each time you kill
an enemy with this axe equipped, regardless of the method, there is a roughly
20% chance you'll steal a random item from the enemy. Of particular note, this
works on dropout clones of your characters that you encounter in the Academy
World. Furthermore, by stealing items from yourself, the item is duplicated,
complete with innocents remaining subdued for easy combination to obscene
levels quickly.


Efficient Method of Duplication
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Take an item with a large number of innocent slots that you want more of, such
as an Accelerator (leveled ones are good), suits of armor, or perhaps a good
weapon, and equip it with any innocents you want doubled. Then throw a
character in the Class Duty Officer Club (学級界係) and go complete any given
stage three or four times. The afro-prinny should arrive. Next, visit the
homeroom and create an easy to identify character that can equip your item;
good-for-nothing is fine. Then equip the item on this character and save your
game.

Next, visit the Academy world of that character for any selection, it doesn't
matter if they don't have the Mana to purchase the upgrade. Check each stage
for the dropout clones of your character, either visually or by checking the
bottom of the character roster, and then use a ranged weapon to kill the
gatekeeper and advance a stage. Given that your opponents are level 1, this
should be a quick process. Each time you see your dropout clone, get the
character with the paw stick to kill him. If you don't manage to get a
duplicate item by floor 10, reset your game; it's a bit quicker than resetting
this process again.

If you are successful in creating one or more duplicates, finish the Academy
World, remove the item from your sacrifice character, and delete him or her.
Then start combining the innocents off the original and the duplicate(s) and
repeat.

I was averaging somewhere over one duplicate item per ten minutes this way. In
particular this makes getting mastery innocents, Exp innocents, and powerful
stat innocents fairly easy.

Note that if you're powerful enough, this is still fairly easy in the Land of
Carnage, and the enemies have a chance to have legendary rank 39 items
equipped. Two-birds-with-one-stone and whatnot.


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9. Version History                                                        [009]
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Version 1.00 -----> Guide first submitted.
5/6/08

Version 1.50 -----> Fixed a bunch of mathification errors.
7/07/08


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10. Credits                                                               [010]
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Thanks to GameFAQs and other sites for hosting this guide. Thanks to the
Disgaea 3 GameFAQs board for helping with translation on certain items in the
guide, and for being patient.

Thanks to JungleJim for help with deciphering the cap on item stats.
     
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