Earlier today, Atlus sent us another batch of details from Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, this time about the game’s Grimoire Stones and their uses.
You can find their explanation and new trailer below:
Tell me if you’ve ever been in THIS nightmare scenario: your party is whittling down a mini-boss, and the encounter is going well! Everyone’s health is a little low but it’s manageable. The killing blow strikes down the mini-boss in the nick of time, but upon his death, 5 trash monsters take his place. Normally they’d be a cakewalk, but the healer’s head is bound, the main damage dealer and the ranged damage dealer are out of TP. Everyone but the tank is wiped out by the 5 trash mobs, but he won’t last against all 5 of them.
IF ONLY HE HAD A HEALING SPELL OR A MULTI-TARGET ATTACK!
Enter Grimoire Stones – equippable items that bestow the user with new skills, even enemy ones. So in the previous situation, your Tank could have an all-target attack Grimoire Stone equipped and have wiped out those monsters instead of losing the fight.
The Grimoire Stone system from Etrian Odyssey Untold has been completely overhauled. Regina in the cafe will be able to help players equip, trade, and recycle Grimoire Stones. Trading Grimoire Stones is as simple as picking any of the passing explorers in the cafe and striking up a deal with them. Players will be able to see how good their offer stacks up, and once it hits 100%, the deal is done! You can keep adding to the deal if you need to make up some ground, so it’s a good idea to keep those low-level Grimoires around.
Regina can also help with recycling Grimoire Stones. Select the Grimoires you don’t plan on using, offer them up to Regina for recycling, spend some time in a labyrinth and voila – a new Grimoire! Like trading, you’ll be able to see the level of the Grimoire Stone Regina will be able to produce…the more you add in, the higher level of Grimoire you can get.
Grimoire Stones also bestow new weapon skills on characters; so if you want your Protector to use a Highlander’s spear or if your Troubadour wants to go all Indiana Jones with a whip, Grimoire Stones are the answer!