This is a thread for anyone to add in any PSO tips and tricks which you think are useful or might be lesser known.
PSO Tips & Tricks
By switching quickly to a mechgun and starting a combo, there will be a a lag / delay in the first few bullets hitting. This can be very annoying if you need those first hits to push a monster back. This can however be used to an advantage with Demons Mechgun / Demon Yask 9000m. If using Normal - Special - Special combo, the first normal attack wont land straight away, the 2 special attacks will hit and then the delayed normal attack will hit 3rd and hopefully kill the monster.
Stealth Suit / Spectral Suit
These armors remove weapon equip lag / prevents the slingshot effect. Good for needing to draw out a mechgun quickly and not having to wait for the bullets to spawn in.
Pre Shooting Dark Meteor
Before monsters are fully spawned in, you can use the special of Dark Meteors energy beam which will hit the newly spawned monsters in.
Gizonde Vol Opt Trick
Due to a glitch, all techniques power are calculated from ATP rather than MST on the first stage of Vol Opt. Spamming GIzonde on this first stage of Vol Opt with a high ATP weapon deals very quick damage and can stunlock him in to not moving if timed just right.
Hitting Vol Opt's Screens With Explosions
Another quick way to kill the first form of Vol Opt is to use an explosion type weapon (Final Egg Blaster), which will hit behind the screens.
This is when you set a freeze trap and immediately shoot it to activate the trap (handgun is best as its fast.) This will instantly freeze a spawn without having to wait for the trap to manually trigger after a few seconds.
Twin Blaze Trap Activation
By casting Gifoie with Twin Blaze, traps will instantly ignite when placed. Very useful when you know what spawns are coming up.
Stopping Charging Enemies
By casting Gifoie or using the special of Twin Blaze, charging enemies like Dark Bringers, Zus, & Dorphons.
Stopping Charging Delbiter
You can only stop Delbiter's once at the beginning - furthermore only a certain type of spawn can be stopped.
There are 2 types of Delbiter spawns;
(1) It spawns Without charging. It instead charges a few second later. You cannot stop this type.
(2) It spawns with charging. You can stop this type
These can be stopped by the above methods such as Gifoie / Rabarta etc. that stop enemy charges.
Here is a demo of a 4x Delibiter Charge stop, and amazingly it freezes all 4! Video credit: @NDW
Symbol Chat Menu Dodging
An old trick of PSO is that you can dodge most normal traps by walking through them if a menu is up. By having the first slot of the symbol chat free, the least amount of space is taken up by a menu, and is easy to bring up to dodge monsters as well as some slower traps.
Photon Blast Reviving
Out of moons? You can revive a fallen team by using either the Leilla or Mylla and Youlla Photon Blast. The fallen teamate will have to donate PB.
Splitting Pofuilly Slime
By casting Rabarta on slimes, they will split. Also if slimes are hit on the 3rd move of your weapons combo they will split.
Killing Pofuilly Slime With Damage Traps
When setting a damage trap in certain positions of a room, a single damage trap can kill slimes at full HP. This can also be combined with trap shooting to kill slimes even faster.
Damage Cancellation (DMC)
A classic PSO feature - if 2 or more players land attacks on an enemy at the same time they cancel each other out. It is best to space out attacks with other party members if possible or to focus on different enemies. Things other than just attacks can cause DMC too - Jellen and Zalure have more chance to cause DMC. Also If the game has 2+ players, your trap causes DMC to yourself as well. (for example when you time freeze traps etc)
Reducing PB 'A Bit'
Reducing your PB by a few PB points means that you can quickly hit 100PB again, and hopefully trigger mag invincibility. Stand on area transporter and swing PB wave (using Dragon Sword, TJS etc), then get warp immediately. With this tip you can reduce PB as much as you want.
Unlike the above PB reduction tip, this can be done anywhere. You can reduce your PB by switching weapons after the second swing of TJS / Dragon Sword. With a combo of normal attack -> special attack, then quickly switch weapons to cancel out the PB burn. This way you will only burn 37 PB instead of 44 PB.
Avoiding Olga Flow Form 2 Early Divine Punishment
When starting the form 2, Olga is on stand-by during a couple of seconds then starts to look on his left and right... Damage him after the beginning of this animation to avoid an early Divine Punishment attack.
Freezing Olga Flow's Gael Giels
After waiting a few seconds to prevent Olga from casting Divine Punishment in the second phase (see above), it is possible to freeze both Gael Giels with 1 Snow Queen shot if facing east or west. Freezing / killing the mags weakens Olgas Divine Punishment, aswell as getting them out of the way for targeting.
Stunlocking enemies with Techniques
By repeatedly casting Razonde or Rabarta, enemies can be locked in place - this can work well for Zus, Mericarols, Merikles & Mericus'.
D-Virus Launcher Bullet Speed
This weapon has slow projectiles and is prone to missing - this is due to manual evasion where if an enemy is moving and/or if projectiles are slow - it is much more likely to miss. Even on low difficulty levels, an 80 hit D Virus Launcher can miss all special shots on fast enemies if using Special - Special - Special combo. To combat this using a Normal - Special - Special combo, the first normal shot will most likely connect and hold the enemy in place for the next 2 special hits. This usually isn't a problem in a multiplayer game as monsters are getting hit, but it is more noticeable playing solo.
It is possible to Resta only yourself, this can be useful when team members are wanting to their respective HP low to use Dark Flow or Final Egg Blaster special attacks. By casting Resta from the quick menu whilist performing an attack or other animation, this will cast Resta only to you. Video demo by @NDW
Photon % Glitch On Mini Bosses + Olga Phase 2
Due to a glitch in all difficulties, the enemies Gi Gue, Gibbles, Mericarol, Merikle & Mericus are all unaffected by a weapons photon % attribute. No bonus damage will be added to the calculation, even if a weapon has a 100% boost. This also affects Olga Flow's second form.
How To Stop Morfos Attacking With The Camera
When Morfos spawns in, point the camera facing away from them (so you can't see them.) They will not be able to attack you.
Stopping Delbiter's Projectiles With Camera Trick + More Camera Tricks
Same method as above, if you are facing away the camera when spawned in, the Delbiter's will not use thier ranged attacks. This is far less useful than the Morfos trick, and is only really used on certain tower spawns in places where you are safe from being hit from physical attacks.
Some further information from @VEL about camera tricks:
"I often use no-look shot, especially when I kill 2 Morphos in 8-3 within 1 set (with Hell Striker), when using Dark Meteor etc. With this tip you can shoot more enemies at once without looking at enemies."
Deldepth Early Rise Trick
If timed correctly, an attack can force Deldepth to rise up early. This makes it easier to control positioning, and makes it easier to freeze / kill. This also still works if the attack misses due to ATA. Video Credit: mrpibb on YouTube.
Gi Gue Early Spawn / Freeze
GI Gue spawns up high and descends down. If shot at while its up high, it will force it down to land instantly. This can also be combined with Frozen Shooter to freeze it very quickly by performing a normal - special combo. Video Credit: Johnsens on YouTube
Faster Technique Casting
Not as useful anymore due to V802 & awesome tech damage buffed weapons on Destiny! Different classes and weapons have faster / slower technique casting times. Females cast fastest with wand type weapons, and males have the fastest speed when barehanded.
Stopping Delsaber Mid Jump
It is possible to stop Delsaber mid jump by timing an attack right. Video Credit: Johnsens on YouTube
Forcing Shielded Gi Gue To Land / Unshield
When a Gi Gue has it's shield up and just as it's moving to fly away, it can be hit with a freeze trap or hit with a technique. This will force the Gi Gue to land instantly and remove its shield. Video Credit: Johnsens on YouTube
Dal Ral Lie First Bullet Dodge
For play styles where it's optimal to have low HP for weapon specials, it's a pain to have to rely on mag invincitablity triggers to stay alive. You can dodge Dal Ral Lie's first laser wave every time by running right up to the back of the boat.
It is possible to glitch Gibbles where he is stuck in a loop trying to jump but is unable to. This is where you are up with your back against a wall after hitting Gibbles.
Video credit: @Howitzer (glitch at 0:40)
Dealing With Transfer Attack From Olga Flow Form 2
When Olga turns orange, the only way to damage him is to use a stated weapon with the right attribute, it's randomly chosen between Native, A.Beast, Machine or Dark (or find out the right element with techs). Using wrong attribute/element will hurt the player transformed into Heathcliff Flowen.
Shambertin / Kondrieu / Saint-Milion Phase 2 Guide
After preferably defeating a red spinner (yellow/green = little time of vulnerability, orange = longer, red = even longer) on phase 1 to break the first 4 tail jewels, you will have to do 4 more. When you multi hit the 4 jewels simultaneously during phase 2, three of them will explode so after the boss runs away towards the center area, you will be able to break the last one.
Since you avoid multiple back and forth fights across the map for each jewels, this is the fastest way to defeat him, so prefer Estlla Photon Blast, multi targets weapons or techs.
Zalure S-Rank Launcher Vertical Range
With this specific infinite vertical range you can Zalure (lv. 21) enemies above you.
Here are a few examples:
- Olga Flow after his introduction cinematic
- Gal Gryphon when he flies above the players in the beginning of the fight
- Dark Falz form 3 in his landing animation (after Grants)
- Da Ra Lie when he is (or jumps) above the platform
Hitting Gal Gryphon During Thunderbolt With Infinite Vertical Height Attacks
Take advantage of the infinite vertical height feature of Dark Meteor and Rathalos Greatsword specials to deal damages to Gal Gryphon while he is up in the sky shooting thunderbolts.
The 'SNS' Glitch
The SNS glitch refers to using a combo of special - normal - special. If this combo is performed on a weapon with slow projectiles at range (works best on a Slicer / J-Cutter), the accuracy of the first special attack with have the accuracy of a normal attack making the weapon much more reliable / usable. This is particularly useful with Slicer Of Fanatic, Hell J-Cutter or Arrest J-Cutter.
Double Grants on Slimes
By selecting Grants from the quick menu, you are able to hit a slime twice for every time one pops up. Video credit: Henkus on YouTube
High Trigger Rate Of Gael Giel
By having a Gael Giel mag with full Synch (120%), the trigger rate for invincibility is the highest of any mag - being 95%. This is due to some mags having bonuses for having full Sync (+35% on top of the original 60% trigger rate). More info coming soon on list of mags with bonuses.
Ultimate Double Cannon Tactic
By using a normal normal special combo twice in a row, this reduces HP to less than 12.5% (ready for Dark Flow special.) This way its not just much more safe, it gives you a lot of accuracy and you can hit all 6 special attacks - with the only downside of it is you reduce HP a little bit slower than 3x special combo. Its very effective against bosses like Sil Dragon (using a normal normal special combo) to make it sit and repeat, instead of using a 3x special combo and make it sit on your face.) It can also be used on Olga flow, in the first phase you can hit 12 times total because it has 2 targets. Its also useful on crowded quest like Path To Salvation, to be a little bit more safe and have max dmg output AOE.
Section ID Non Rare Weapon Drop Frequency
Non rare weapons drop at higher rates on certain IDs, see below charts for the frequency. Higher the number the more common the drop.
Section ID Materials (more data needed)
Whilst all IDs can drop any material type, some IDs are best for hunting Specific material types.
Dark Falz Gush
Whilst fighting Dark Falz in it's final phase, you can damage him whilst he is in his invincible state by using a weapon with Gush special (such as Guld Milla.) Furthermore this can still be also used if he has taken over your body - each shot will drain 120 HP per shot to Falz, causing 120 damage to yourself too, but also healing that 120 HP straight back to you.
Avoid Being One Hit Killed by Saint Million / Kondrieu / Shambertalin Explosion Attack
Damage is calculated by how close you are to the center meteor, as he starts to attack run as far as possible from the center to survive.
Turbo Mag Feeding
After feeding an item to a mag, you can press the F4 key (the mag shortcut) to close the mag feeding box, this will skip having to watch the stat bars rise every time an item is fed. This significantly reduces the time needed to raise a mag.
Leave any tips and I'll add to the guide!
A huge thanks to the contributors:
@Lipelis @Howitzer @VEL
And to @Depassage's awesome beginner guide where some of the tricks have been taken from: