Rico’s Disgaea 4 Guide: Evil Symbols
Alright let’s get something out of the way. If you want to level up your Evil Symbol you should do so by going into the Chara World (Unlocked by Reincarnating someone from level 100 or higher) and then clearing out every block on the first level. One caveat is that the character you are inside must be on one of the active squares for this Evil Symbol. This is the easiest and safest way to do it. Don’t wait until level 9 and don’t wait until level 10. Every guide online says wait until 9 and 10 and all those guides are wrong. For the Vita you should do it at level 1, period, end of story. There I just saved you hours of frustration, wondering why the guides online aren’t working for you.
With that out of the way lets talk about leveling Evil Symbols and what Symbols exist! I’ll be covering all of them that exist and how much it costs to level them! First lets look at each one of them and their layouts. If you notice any with hollow green squares those are the spots I’ve unlocked (more on that in a bit).
I’m currently missing 3 of the Evil Symbols myself so you won’t be seeing them in the guide yet. They are the Beast Lab which is unlocked by finishing the Post Game Level 6, the next is Carnage Master which is unlocked by getting a character with base stats of 20 Million or higher, and finally pentanque.hades.org is unlocked by throwing enemies with your monsters 30 times. You can accomplish that last task by throwing bad guys onto your monsters. I believe chains work. I’ll verify soon.
Now that we’ve looked over the symbols above lets discuss the steps for leveling your stuff!
I want to level my Heart Cannon because it is the most absolute badass non-power leveling Evil Symbol. This thing is total boss mode. If you get it up to 6 characters you are looking at chains that could get obscenely long (check out the image at the end of this post for an example of just >2< people on the symbol). I’ve placed Dave (a buddy of mine who really is a Super Hero) on one of the squares for the symbol. You can have them overlap but I tend to find that that occasionally causes problems. It is safest to have it out by itself somewhere.
Edit: I put two on top of one another and it lets you choose which one to upgrade. No more reason to fear about separating them :).
I walk over to the NPC that was unlocked by reincarnating someone level 100 or higher.
I select Dave. You’ll notice that the enemies in the zone will be the same level (or higher) than the person you are going inside. It is best to do this stuff with a level 1 character but because I’m kind of hardcore I’m going with 9,999. Oh yeah. *flexes* Contain your lust.
Well this is great! Most Character world levels are these lovely 3×3 corridors! So lets get to using Big Bang and other spells until its all gone! Be sure to not kill all the enemies either hold one up while you work or put them to sleep. Just keep in mind you can’t lift Gate Guardians.
Put the last guy to sleep because unfortunately he is a Gate Guardian just as I mentioned. It might be wise to have a mage with Slumber at +9 if you’ve got the mana to burn.
Next we destroy the last square in the raddest way we can think. I use Valvatorez because he’s currently boss mode damage wise.
Robin Williams walks into the magical portal and we are on our way. There is a 50% chance that you’ll either get the guy for leveling your evil symbol or you’ll get this prinny that helps you unlock the secret moves for each weapon.
But we don’t need to talk about him because there is just no way that he’d pop u-
God. Damnit. Alright well I guess I’ll show you the moves and their costs for the future.
There ya go. But since we didn’t get the wrong guy here are the leveling costs for evil symbols when you get the right guy.
1st Level Up – 5,000 Mana.
2nd Level Up – 50,000 Mana.
3rd Level Up – 500,000 Mana.
4th Level Up – 5,000,000 Mana!
5th Level Up – 9,999,999 Mana!!*
*For this one you want to go into item world for an Evilty or Skill upgrade so that you don’t use any mana and have your maximum 9,999,999 at the very first level.
So let’s think. I’ve listed out all the symbols, what they do, how to upgrade them, and how much it costs to upgrade them. I think that’s everything!
Oh wait I forgot one thing. When you DO level up your item how do you add those squares? That’s a great question!
Simply select the evil symbol that you’ve leveled up. Once you’ve done that press Triangle.
Next click any square around any of the squares adjacent to the already existing squares of your evil symbol. Press X and VOILA! In my case I moved one square over to show you what its like. You can remove and move them just by clicking on them again.
That’s it! Thank you for visiting and helping me rebuild this blasted search engine index after that stupid website crash… More guides coming over the next week that’ll cover basically everything about Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited! Don’t forget to check out my guide on the Puppy Paw Stick too!