KFCrispy wrote:how do you get a bronze medal vs Rita? i'm pretty sure for every turn you pretty much HAVE to put down a bead, which will give you a certain amt of EXP--it's just if you're low level, you'll get higher rank, if you're already high level you'll get lower rank. i guess it can be possible to not do anything for one turn but it's pretty risky, eh... maybe you can level up as much as possible and choose the option to start from your last save point (Continue?)
I got a C too, and it was because Kyril was like Level 6 when I did that battle, so I got like two-digit exp every time I lay down a bead.
Regarding Steele, you have to cast Lightning Force on his area to bring down his HP a little so that you only need one casting of Thunder Runner on him. In my game, Andarc used a Lightning Force Bead on him, which took his HP down by 10+, then another 10+ during Steele's turn, and Thunder Runner dealt 47 damage, which pretty much finished him off. Also, it would be a good idea to kill off the water-type Axe-wielding pirate that uses water beads because he could be a hindrance. If you do it right, the Fishman wouldn't even make it to Kyril AT ALL.
Also, you might want to use Peck as a tank in this battle so that your ally pirates could survive. He's pretty much invincible as long as you use an Earth Force Bead on him preferably by Andarc (take one of Walter's Earth Beads), since he pretty much couldn't do anything else on the first turn.
I'm still having trouble with the first battle in the Underground Path of Middleport. I think it's because Andarc (Lv 5) and Kyril (Lv 6) are overleveled.