Tales of Arise Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 4/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 70-80h
  • Offline Trophies: 34 (11 , 2 , 1 , 0 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: 1 (check below for details)
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can play on Easy if you want
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 1
  • Welcome Tales fans! Oh boy do I love this series. New Namco JRPG is ready to be taken and it brings so much joy and good stuff! The road to platinum is not hard, but there are some missables and some things to think about when you play. Let's get started

    Step 1 - Finish the game while working on the quests, collecting all collectibles along the way. Be careful about the missables

    There is a free-roam when you finish the game, and most of the stuff can be done even then. The only issue is when you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia, the ship sinks and you can't go back there. You can find 38 Owls in the game in total. Although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. So, with this, nothing is missable in this game when it comes to trophies.

    There are some things to think about during your playthrough. Here is the list so you can easily know if you are on track:

    Forge strong bond trophies - During a certain point in the game, when you rest at the campfire (before resting, after cooking), you can spend a bond event with a character. You know this by dialogue icon "..." next to character name. Do this as often as you can, as thing will become a grind later if you don't do it when you can every time (cooldown is around 1 hour in between these).

    300 Skits trophy - You need 300, which means you can miss 20. Don't get too comfortable, you can still miss this trophy if you skip them often. Usually they happen after quests, during story etc. Keep triggering them!

    Perform 100 Counter Edges trophy - Dodging with R2 and following with R1 will perform Counter Edge. Keep doing this as you play, but even if you don't, there is an easy way to do it.

    Step 2 - Post-game (finish what you miss regarding quests and collectibles)

    Beating the game unlocks more quests, so you have to finish it to get them all. You can track the game progress in your menu, to check what you miss for the collectibles, which can help you mop up what you maybe missing at this point.

    Step 3 - Reach Level 100, craft 100 weapons and collect what you still miss

    The last step will probably be reaching level 100, and crafting 100/103 weapons. Then you also have Group Battle Ultimate at the Training Grounds, working your way towards 300 Skits, and also buying 400 Skills. When you do all that, you probably have the platinum already! Cheers!

    All topics

    Tales of Arise - All Artifact Locations
    Tales of Arise - All Astral Flower Locations
    Tales of Arise - All Fish Locations and Equipment Guide
    Tales of Arise - All Gigant (Elite Monsters) Locations
    Tales of Arise - All Owl Locations
    Tales of Arise - All Recipe Locations
    Tales of Arise - Side Quests Guide
    Tales of Arise - Skills Guide

    Arisen
    A testament to the knowledge gained from both worlds after many adventures and even more battles.

    Unlock all other trophies to unlock this one.

    Emissary of Liberation
    STORY

    Defeat Lord Balseph. Keep the flag of liberation raised high. The fight has only just begun.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Vanquishers of Darkness
    STORY

    Defeat Lord Ganabelt, bringing light to Cyslodia and its people for the first time in centuries.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Comrades in Freedom
    STORY

    Recruit Lord Dohalim to your ranks. With friends like him, the Crown Contest's days are numbered.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Retired Avenger
    STORY

    Defeat Lord Almeidrea. A lone boy is all that stood between her and death by one of her victims.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Liberator of Dahna
    STORY

    Defeat Lord Vholran. With all the Renan lords deposed, Dahna is now free at last.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Invasion Averted
    STORY

    Stop the lights from the wedge. The Rena have stolen more than enough from Dahna as it is.

    Automatic story unlock.

    The Truth
    STORY

    Learn the truth about Dahna and Rena on Daeq Faezol. Now to take the fight to the Great Spirit.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Destined Liberator
    STORY

    Save both worlds from impending destruction. A bright future awaits the people of the new world.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Wall Smasher
    GRIND

    Forge strong bonds with all party members as a testament to all the many hours spent together.

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (Few hours, or up to 1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with all 5 characters, and make sure to do it regulary, otherwise you will have a grindy time at the end while waiting for them to trigger.

    Intertwining Hearts
    Forge a strong bond with Shionne, sharing your first meal together again, and plenty more...

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew member Shionne. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with Shionne, as mentioned.

    An Honest Mage
    Forge a strong bond with Rinwell, helping her come to terms with her lineage and feelings.

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew member Rinwell. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with Rinwell, as mentioned.

    Role Model
    Forge a strong bond with Law, giving him something to aspire to on and off the battlefield.

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew member Law. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with Law, as mentioned.

    A Modest Dream
    Forge a strong bond with Kisara, reminding her it's good to dream a little.

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew member Kisara. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with Kisara, as mentioned.

    Drink 'til You Drop
    Forge a strong bond with Dohalim, becoming drinking buddies with a one-time lord.

    This comes as spending bonding evetns with your crew member Dohalim. When resting at campfires, after choosing whether to cook (but you don't have to), you can choose which party member to spend time with. This option becomes available at the campfire after leaving Messia 224, when Rinwell joined the party for real.

    When you are doing these events, be careful, they only count if you see the "..." conversation icon next to an ally name, which happens occasionally in time periods (1 hour time periods in real life) when you play the game (you can't just use the campfire and max them out). At the end of the event, you get the "You are now closer to this Character" notification.

    For this trophy, max out bond with Dohalim, as mentioned.

    Owl Homecoming
    Find and report all of the owls. Even with his cohorts back, Hootle's place remains with Rinwell.

    Find all Owls, simple :)

    You can find 38 Owls in the game in total. Nothing is missable, except the Owl #26, which gets unobtainable after you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia. After that the ship sinks, you can't go back to ship. Although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. So, with this, nothing is missable in this game when it comes to trophies. Last 6 Owls start appearing when you collect first 32 Owls.

    Tales of Arise - All Owl Locations

    Rebellious Spark
    STORY

    Clear your first sub-quest. Even the lowliest spark can grow into a raging, all-consuming flame.

    You can find 70 side quests in Tales of Arise.

    For this trophy, clear your first quest (this cannot even be missed).

    Tales of Arise - Side Quests Guide

    Problem Solver
    Clear 70 sub-quests. No request from the people is too hard for this party to solve.

    You can find 70 side quests in Tales of Arise. If you miss Owl in the ship later in the game, don't worry, it's still obtainable.

    For this trophy, clear all quests.

    Tales of Arise - Side Quests Guide

    Skilled Angler
    STORY

    Catch your first fish. More than just a fun pastime for lazy days, it's a way to find food, too.

    44 Fish to catch, 12 fishing locations! Catch 1 for this trophy. You unlock the ability to fish automatically from story when you get to the 3rd region of the game, which also makes this trophy unmissable.

    Godly Angler
    Catch every type of fish and show the Fishing Notes to the Fishing Expert.

    44 Fish to catch, 12 fishing locations! Catch all fishs for this trophy. You unlock the ability to fish automatically from story when you get to the 3rd region of the game, and the more detailed guide with where to find them all, plus the fishing gear, can be found in the next topic:

    Tales of Arise - All Fish Locations and Equipment Guide

    Speedy Chef
    STORY

    Cook your first meal. In such harsh conditions, simply staying fed is what matters most.

    Automatic story unlock, after reaching the campfire in Iglia Wastes in the first region of the game.

    Globetrotting Foodie
    Acquire 30 kinds of non-DLC recipes. The quest for tasty meals spans every corner of Dahna.

    In this game you can find 38 Recipes. Finding only 30 unlocks the "Globetrotting Foodie" trophy, so you can miss some and still get it. Recipe #21 Sandwich is the one that is missable (during the "Owl Sanctuary" quest), the rest are not missable (4 Recipes are DLC Recipes and doesn't count towards the recipe trophies). You can find them in chests or from doing quests.

    Tales of Arise - All Recipe Locations

    Arms Stockpiler
    Forge 100 types of weapons. Such dedicated forging teaches that every weapon has good points.

    Out of 103 different weapons in the game, you need to forge 100. Forging weapons can be possible by speaking to the merchant in dungeons, or with a blacksmith in towns (Inn in Ulzebek for example). You can unlock new recipes by simply progressing the story, and from doing the side quests (you need them all for trophies anyway).

    Tales of Arise - Side Quests Guide

    For Weapon Materials, check enemy list under your menu, you can easily see the drops and location of all enemies there, making finding all materials fairly easy.

    Jeweler
    Craft 30 accessories. The search for the perfect balance between form and function never ends.

    When you unlock accessories crafting, you need to craft 30 accessories and this means you can also craft the same one 30 times.. Forging weapons can be possible by speaking to the merchant in dungeons, or with a blacksmith in towns (Inn in Ulzebek for example).

    What's in a Name?
    Learn your first non-DLC title skill. Whatever you go by, that name shall become a source of power.

    There is 450 Skills to learn, and you will need 400 to unlock all skill-related trophies. Each skill panel consists of 6 skills, and only unlockable skills count for the trophy.

    The Skill panels are unlocked by doing specific actions in the game, so you need to think about them too. SP is obtained automatically for every battle you win. Some Skill panels are also unlocked by doing the side quests.

    Tales of Arise - Skills Guide

    Myriad Monikers
    GRIND

    Learn 400 non-DLC title skills. Fame and renown bring a slew of aliases from friend and foe alike.

    There is 450 Skills to learn, and you will need 400 to unlock all skill-related trophies. Each skill panel consists of 6 skills, and only unlockable skills count for the trophy.

    The Skill panels are unlocked by doing specific actions in the game, so you need to think about them too. SP is obtained automatically for every battle you win. Some Skill panels are also unlocked by doing the side quests. You will unlock the trophy before you activate them all, I think I have 3-5 skills that I never activated per character.

    Tales of Arise - Skills Guide

    Hundred-Hit Smackdown
    Get over 100 hits in a combo. Band together and don't let your enemies strike back.

    This one will for sure be unlocked by simply playing the game. You need a 100 hits combo, which will be much easier later when you unlock more skill points and chain attacks. Think about chaining and using character special skills (D-pad Boost skills in lower left corner) to raise your combo meter.

    One-Hit Wonder
    Deal 10000 or more damage in one hit. It takes a warrior's all to deliver such a fantastic blow.

    This one will come naturally as you grind your way towards level 100, for sure you will chain some attacks and finish with 10k in one hit.

    Diligent Counterattacker
    Perform 100 Counter Edges. Make your enemies fear every missed blow with these retaliations.

    Counter Edge Skill is unlocked pretty early in the game. When you stand still and press R2 when an enemy is about to hit you, you will enter the slow-montion dodge counter moment, which you can activate by then following with the R1 button. Do this 100 times to unlock this trophy.

    High Roller
    Spend 400000 gald. In this party, if something's for sale, it doesn't stay that way for long.

    You spend money for buying and crafting stuff. Collect money from doing side-quests and selling misc items to merchants. This one should come naturally, but if it doesn't, make a backup save, craft, sell, craft, sell...

    Peak Strength
    Reach level 100. Dahna's liberators now stand tall and mighty having come from rock bottom.

    Don't worry, reaching level 100 is easy. When you finish all quests, you will be around level 80+, so you only need up to 1h to finish the process. The best way is to beat Chronos during the Otherwordly Visitors quest (you can fight with him as many time as you like) until you reach level 100. Make sure to boost EXP with Artifacts that boosts EXP, and eat something that also increases EXP to make the process shorter.

    0:01 - Otheworldly Visitors Quest Start
    2:55 - First Rift Boss
    9:06 - Second Rift Boss
    15:00 - Third Rift Boss
    23:20 - Forth Rift Boss
    32:29 - Fifth Rift Boss
    41:59 - Last Rift Boss (Chronos)

    Encyclopedia Zeuglica
    Encounter 120 types of non-DLC enemies. Careful observation is sure to reveal their weaknesses.

    By the time you beat all Gigant monsters, finish the game, do all side-quest; you will for sure encounter 120 types of enemies. It should come naturally when going for all trophies in this game.

    Unrelenting Blaze
    STORY

    Defeat Efreet Malum. What was once a small spark grew to consume even the flaming giant.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Night Blossom
    Defeat Meneiys. If only there had been time to admire the Phantom Flower just a little longer...

    Complete "The Phantom Flower of Nevira" quest. Go to Menancia, Autelina Palace (1F), Library to start it. You must reach Rena (final dungeon) first. Upon approaching the bookshelves next to the girl that gave you "Bibliophile" quest, you will trigger a sub-quest. Go to Cyslodia, Nevira Snowplains and go to the quest marker. Defeat "Meneiys" side-boss.

    0:01 - Night Blossom Trophy ("The Phantom Flower of Nevira" quest)
    1:11 - "Meneiys" (Lvl 54) side-boss

    Quaking Continent
    Defeat Grand Gnome. So enormous was its body that it dwarfed even the ruins surrounding it.

    Location: Traslida Highway

    Unlocked after beating 5 Lords and when you return back to Menancia (when you can travel all around the whole world again).
    East from the west entrance, there is a group of people next to a caravan. Talk to them, and you will start this quest. You need to go to Tietal Plains (area north from this area), enter the new temple that appeared and make your way towards the end (follow the teleports). At the end there is a 60+ level boss, so you might want to postpone this one for later.

    8:20 - Quaking Continent Trophy ("The Spirit Temple" quest)
    10:09 - Grand Gnome (Lvl 65) side-boss

    Billowing Cyclone
    Defeat Procella Sylph. Soaring the skies on its back will forever remain a cherished memory.

    Location: Mahag Saar, Niez
    This will unlock when you complete all other quests in Niez. Talk to the same client next to the exit to Aqfotle Hills to start it. You will need to go through Mount Dhiara to the Ridge and into a tall tower. At the top of the tower is a boss called "Procella Sylph", probably way too stronger than you at this point, so it's completely fine to return here when you're stronger. I managed to beat him while I was a little below level 60.

    20:27 - Billowing Cyclone Trophy ("Farewell, Mage" quest)
    21:22 - Procella Sylph" (Lvl 70) side-boss

    Raging Current
    Defeat Luo Undine. Even its heft couldn't stop it from being washed away by the party's might.

    This quest is unlocked after beating 5 Lords and when you return back to Menancia (when you can travel all around the whole world again). Talk to the old man standing at the top of the Ganath Haros, Thylstim village (higher level). In the Shinefall Woods head to the very south where you can now swim through the water to reach a new cave, Fogwharl Limestone Caverns. At the end of the cave you must defeat a boss "Luo Undine" (tough for your current level when this unlocks, so you can come back later if needed).

    36:45 - Raging Current Trophy ("Untamable Rage" quest)
    38:27 - "Luo Undine" (Lvl 56) side-boss

    Big Game Hunter
    Slay 20 gigants. No good adventurer can resist the temptation of fighting a great beast.

    Elite Monsters are a stronger versions of monsters that you can defeat by doing some quests or simply defeating them as you explore. There are 20 of those, and you need to defeat them all to get the corresponding trophy. Nothing is missable here, so you don't have to worry if you missed some.

    Tales of Arise - All Gigant (Elite Monsters) Locations

    Otherworldly Survivor
    Clear the "Otherworldly Visitors" sub-quest and bring about a reunion between a certain pair.

    To unlock this quest, you must finish "The Spirit Temple" and "Another Hillside Anomaly" quests. Both quests will lead you inside the temple in Tietal Plains, where you have to reach the end through the portals. After you beat the game, you will unlock "Otherworldly Visitors" quest, which is continuationg of previous 2 at the same temple. You need to reach the end (6 areas, "Chronos" boss at the end) to unlock this trophy. 

    Note that this dungeon has the best gear for your party members, so make sure to pick up all chests. Afterwards, you can grind levels on Chronos to reach level 100 easily. 

    0:01 - Otheworldly Visitors Quest Start
    2:55 - First Rift Boss
    9:06 - Second Rift Boss
    15:00 - Third Rift Boss
    23:20 - Forth Rift Boss
    32:29 - Fifth Rift Boss
    41:59 - Last Rift Boss

    Putting the Past in its Place
    Clear the "Reminiscence Device" sub-quest. No past foe is any trouble for today's party!

    You get this quest in Daeq Faezol, Lower Level area after you beat the game and load the clear game save. This challenge is one of the latest challenges you should attempt, as you will fight all in-game story bosses of each region and they are level 95-99. I suggest you do everything else in the game (minus the Ultimate group arena challange) and then try this one.

    Video coming soon...

    Elite Vanguard
    Clear Ultimate level of group training ground fights. With a party like that, who needs training?

    This is the last arena group challenge. You need to beat it to unlock the trophy, but you should also max out your levels beforehand as you will have troubles with this one. More details coming soon...

    Video coming soon...

    Dilettante
    Obtain your first non-DLC artifact. Its strange, beguiling form never fails to shock and intrigue.

    You can find 23 Artifacts in the game. You will need them all for some side quest unlocks and for corresponding trophy (you need 20 for the last artifact trophy, but only 1 for this). When you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia, the ship sinks and you can't get back there, but although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. With this in mind, you can't miss anything when ti comes to Artifacts.

    Tales of Arise - All Artifact Locations

    Curious Hobbyist
    Obtain 20 types of non-DLC artifacts. Amassing such a big collection is nothing short of a calling.

    You can find 23 Artifacts in the game. You will need them all for some side quest unlocks and for corresponding trophy (you need 20 for the last artifact trophy, but only 1 for this). When you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia, the ship sinks and you can't get back there, but although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. With this in mind, you can't miss anything when ti comes to Artifacts.

    Tales of Arise - All Artifact Locations

    Novice Rancher
    Collect your first harvest on the ranch. Each life taken is raised well with love and respect.

    Location: Menancia, Traslida Highway
    Find the collapsed man on the path to Viscint, talk to him and he’ll go with you on his ranch. This will complete this short one, and open the ranch mini-game. You can send animals to the farm on Campfires, so make sure do to so regulary (you can boost the results if you pay for food for them). After some short time, you can collect the rewards from the merchant.

    Veteran Rancher
    Collect 50 harvests on the ranch. The meat produced sustains the party and its cause.

    Location: Menancia, Traslida Highway
    Find the collapsed man on the path to Viscint, talk to him and he’ll go with you on his ranch. This will complete this short one, and open the ranch mini-game. You can send animals to the farm on Campfires, so make sure do to so regulary (you can boost the results if you pay for food for them). After some short time, you can collect the rewards from the merchant. Do this 50 times (harvest) and this will unlock the trophy.

    Owl Spotter
    Find and report 13 owls. The lonely forest is beginning to show signs of feathered life.

    You can find 38 Owls in the game in total. Nothing is missable, except the Owl #26, which gets unobtainable after you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia. After that the ship sinks, you can't go back to ship. Although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. So, with this, nothing is missable in this game when it comes to trophies. Last 6 Owls start appearing when you collect first 32 Owls.

    Tales of Arise - All Owl Locations

    Owl Scouter
    Find and report 32 owls. The forest is now starting to teem with hordes of hooting owls galore.

    You can find 38 Owls in the game in total. Nothing is missable, except the Owl #26, which gets unobtainable after you defeat the 4th lord boss in the cruise ship Mobile Fortress Gradia. After that the ship sinks, you can't go back to ship. Although this one is missable, it will appear in Ganath Haros region if you missed it on the ship, Thistlym area, north part of the shore area on the map. So, with this, nothing is missable in this game when it comes to trophies. Last 6 Owls start appearing when you collect first 32 Owls.

    Tales of Arise - All Owl Locations

    Ceaseless Chatterbox
    MISSABLE

    View 300 skits. Despite all their time together, the party never runs out of things to discuss.

    Skits are optional conversations which you trigger with R1 when the option appears at the right bottom of the screen. There are 320 skits, but only 300 are required for the trophy. You can still miss this one if you skip the skits, which would mean leaving some area without watching the skit (always remember this!), or passing the opportunity on campfires. Re-visiting old area during the story can also trigger an skit (when you get near the end-game), as well as doing the side-quests and other trophy-related requirements. For example, completing Ultimate Arena challenge per character unlocks the skit for that character, or cooking different recipes triggers some. 

    If you don't unlock the trophy on 300, that means you still didn't watched some skit/s that are counted. Go to campfire, Reminescence, check the "!" icon on the list of skits. If some skit has it, that means you need to watch it. Do this for all skits on the list that might have been missed, and the trophy will unlock.

    You can check the progress in Menu -> Field Guide -> Play Records -> Skits Triggered.