Trials of Mana - Walkthrough - Hawk/Lise – Dark Castle

Dark Castle lies to the northeast of the world, but you need to go there via
the Cave of Darkness. After you've got the final class change (see part 0),
consider levelling up to L40 or L45 so you learn all the new moves. When
you're ready, call Flammie. There are two red dots on the map now. The top
one is Dark Castle. You CANNOT land here. You need to land at the lower red
dot. This is the Cave of Darkness.

Once you land, head north into the cave. Inside, you'll find lots of Dark-
type monsters so if you have Saint Saber on your team, this'll be really
easy. You will also meet the Wolf Devil -- prepare to get your candy ass
whipped! If you can, silence him with Blow Needles or Stun Wind because once
he pulls off his BA (Seiyu Death Fist), you're in deep BS.

Once inside the cave, our next task is to find Zable Fahr. There is NO Gold
Statue here so you've got your work cut out. Go west, go north, north, east,
north. Beat up the monsters here and stock up on items from your storage.
Heal up all your team using magic and items. When you're ready, head
northwest to face:

***Boss: God-Beast Zable-Fahr***

Forget about the other God-Beasts, _THIS_ is a GB. ZF knows all the high
damage spells like Death Spell, Dark Blazon and Dark Force. You'll definitely
need Angel Grails, Honey Drinks, Pakkun Chocs, the lot. There's no strategy
against ZF, but if anyone on your team knows Saint Saber, Holy Ball, or Saint
Beam, make sure you use it in abundance. If you've class changed, spend some
time levelling up so you learn all the new moves of your class before facing
Zable. As you fight, you'll do a fair amount of damage. After you've
destroyed both of the two heads (the one on the right tends to use all the
Shade-taught magic like Evil Gate and Dark Force. The one on the left tends
to use physical attacks) a female head appears in the middle and casts
REGENERATION on both the other two heads, reviving them completely (just like
you would if you used an Angel's Grail.) _NOW_ the real battle begins. Ignore
the other two heads and concentrate on the one in the middle. This one uses
all the high-damage dark moves like Hell Cross (requires all three heads to
be alive), Dark Force (multi) and Death Spell (999HPs damage.) Once you
destroy the female head, the others will go too. In short, the basic strategy
is to use all your healing items and Holy magic in this fight. Don't use the
Angel's Grails if you can possibly help it. Zable will almost certainly cast
Death Spell at least once, so make sure you're ready. This fight is both long
and MP costly, so make sure you've also got your Walnuts handy.

Once Zable dies, the Fairy will realise that the whole God-Beast beating was
a trap. Now that all eight of the God-Beasts have been defeated, the power of
all eight beasts now rests within the Sword of Mana! We'd better stop the
Dark Prince from using the Sword!