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Cute Ribbon

Postby Angelalex242 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:12 pm

Who remembers to farm for these in Ghost Manor off Suzies? The +8 Magic Def cannot be found on any other piece of female headgear, making it ideal against primarily magic using enemies and bosses (And the entirety of disc 1+pentagulia regardless)
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Alunissage » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:55 pm

I made sure to get one, which I put on Jean when she needs it. Lemina's generally doing fine against magic.

This is reminding me that I need to get back to my playthrough, which I paused just before fighting Leo.

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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Angelalex242 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:43 am

This is interesting. After getting one cute ribbon at level 23 or so, I've leveled up to 30 in the Ghost Manor and haven't found a second. I wonder if there's a flag to keep you from getting a 2nd one. Though that makes no sense when I had no trouble getting two chain mails and 2 iron shields in the Destiny. Or 2 silver gauntlets and jeweled hairpins in the Mystic Ruins
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Sonic# » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:22 am

Are there distinct odds for earning one? I know that with Earthbound the odds for rare items was 1/128. (2^7.) It was practically useless if I was going to grind for the item anyway, but it somehow made the effort meaningful - "Aha, got it on try 62!" or "Wow, it's my third hour and I'm still grinding for this item? What is wrong with me/the RNG?"
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Angelalex242 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:29 am

Strategy guide says 1%. What I'm curious about now is if there's a finite amount of them...and after you win the first one, you can't win anymore from Suzie Deaths. Level 30 is a LOT more then 200 of those things.
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Alunissage » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:28 am

It seems really unlikely to me that the game would check to see if you have one in inventory, seeing as it's not even an event item. I'd guess that the 1% is actually 1/128 based on what I saw in the SSS data.

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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Grefyrvos » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:33 pm

I've never found it necessary to get one as a drop, seeing as you get one in Taban's Peak in a chest. I suppose having it "early" for Missing Link might be nice, but I've never found it necessary.
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Alunissage » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:35 pm

Yeah, I just realized when I looked at my notes that that's where I got it. Though I might've gotten one in the Manor too. Would need to look at my saves.

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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Angelalex242 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:05 pm

I now have a 'proper' save file where I got one in the Ghost Manor on the first run through. I saved that one to my 'farming done well' save files. But Jean appreciates the magic def for Missing Link, yes. And several normal enemies too. Speaking of which, I put the Wind Ring on Hiro when I got it in the Ghost Manor, but I've noticed no enemies seem to actually USE Fire and Earth attacks. Not for a good long while, anyway. At least the Phoenix Ring in Zulan sees immediate use.
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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Kizyr » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:15 am

...I didn't know you could even farm these. Dark Scimitar notwithstanding, I've never been much of an item hunter. KF

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Re: Cute Ribbon

Postby Angelalex242 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:52 pm

Heh. Cute Ribbon is the ONLY Female headgear with magic defense, and considering how many of the major bosses use magic, having two of those is a very prudent idea. Even Lemina appreciates 8 more magic def against monsters that use nothing but magic.

As for how to do this...

Hard Way: Farm for 1% drop from Suzie Death in the Ghost Manor. It's the earliest you can obtain a cute ribbon, and Jean appreciates the magic defense a LOT. I have a save file with this obtained on the first run through so I never have to do that again.
Hard Way 2: Dream Leeches have a 1% drop too.
Easy Way: There's one for free in Taben's peak.
Smart Way: Get your second one from a Dream Leech with the Thieves' Staff.
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