Throughout the entire Final Fantasy franchise, the Dragon King Bahamut is widely regarded as the most powerful, well, anything that’s ever existed. That’s how you know that anything Bahamut’s namesake is not messing around. Case in point, a difficulty setting named after him is pretty much guaranteed to kick your butt and make you like it. Here’s how to unlock Bahamut difficulty in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Trials of the Dragon King.
How to Unlock Bahamut Difficulty in Trials of the Dragon King
Bahamut is the new difficulty level added to Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins in the Trials of the Dragon King DLC. Rather fitting since Bahamut is the Dragon King and all that.
To unlock Bahamut difficulty, you’ll need to have completed the main story of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins at least once. Trust me, you’ll need the experience with the game to stand a chance; Bahamut is even more challenging than hard mode, with enemies hitting harder and having more HP.
When you switch the game to Bahamut difficulty, three special tabs will open in the game’s menu: Bahamut’s Trials, Exchange Shop, and Conversations with Bahamut.
Bahamut’s Trials are special combat encounters organized by the Dragon King himself. The odds will be stacked against you in these fights, as you’ll be inflicted with penalties like reduced MP, lower defense, and shorter buffs. If you can manage to win these trials, you’ll be rewarded with Dragon Treasure.
Take your Dragon Treasure to the Exchange Shop, and you can trade it for all kinds of valuable and powerful items. This includes weapons, armor, accessories, and consumables, and it’s all top-tier stuff you can’t get anywhere else.
As you clear Bahamut’s Trials, you can open the Conversations with Bahamut menu to have an occasional chat with the Dragon King. These chats will provide some insight into the DLC’s story, as well as unlock new trials for you to partake in.