This Chrono Trigger Crono Guide will teach you all about Crono’s best equipment and his available techs in Chrono Trigger.
If you’re playing Chrono Trigger, you’re going to be using Crono in your party for a large percentage of the game. Most likely the full game! So you’re going to want to know what equipment you’ll be needing to collect to fully optimize Crono’s potential.
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Overview – Crono Trigger Crono
Crono is almost certainly the best character in the game. His physical attack power, speed and magic are all exceptional. He learns the devastating Luminaire spell, his final weapons have extremely high critical hit rates, and maxing his speed is very easy. He even bring utility to the party in the form of his Raise spell. Investing in Crono is well worth your time.
Best Equipment – Chrono Trigger Crono
If you’re using Crono in Chrono Trigger, you’ll want to pick up his best equipment. In terms of ultimate equipment in Chrono Trigger, we’re mainly looking for 4 things:
- The most powerful weapon
- Innate status immunity
- Damage boosting equipment
With that in mind, the best equipment you can find for Crono will be this:
- Best Weapon: Dreamseeker/Rainbow
- Best Helmet: Haste Helm
- Best Armor: Nova Armor
- Best Accessory: Prism Spectacles
Another option for the best helmet is the Master’s Crown, which provides status immunity and also grants a damage boost that stacks with the Prism Spectacles. Overall, Master’s Crown is not as good. The utility of Auto-Haste is just too hard to pass up. Having tried both, the additional damage of the Master’s Crown doesn’t make up for the loss of speed.
The reason I list both the Dreamseeker and the Rainbow is, although the Dreamseeker is a straight upgrade for the Rainbow and it’s definitively better, it’s not available until essentially every challenge in the game has already been beaten. You get a lot more mileage out of the Rainbow.
Best Equipment Locations – Chrono Trigger Crono
Dreamseeker – Chrono Trigger Crono Best Weapon
The Dreamseeker is granted as a reward after defeating the Dream Devourer, which is an upgraded form of Lavos that becomes available to fight after completing all 3 dimensional vortexes in Antiquity, 1000 A.D. and 2300 A.D.
Rainbow – Chrono Trigger Crono Best Weapon
Rainbow is obtained by completing both the Sun Stone side quest and the Rainbow side quest. I’m not going to give a full walkthrough for each side quest here, but the Sun Stone side quest involves picking up a depleted rock in the southwest part of 2300 A.D. once you have the Epoch and taking it back to the Prehistoric Era to charge in the Sun Palace in the Northeast corner of the map.
The Rainbow side quest involves going through a dinosaur themed dungeon in the Middle Ages and recovering the Rainbow Shell.
Haste Helm – Chrono Trigger Crono Best Helmet
Two Haste Helms can be acquired in the Black Omen. One from a chest and the other from Charming the Lavos Spawn towards the end.
In the DS version and all the later versions of the game, another can be acquired by Charming the Alabaster Shade in the Antiquity Vortex.
Nova Armor – Chrono Trigger Crono Best Armor
There are lots of places to find Nova Armors. The first time you encounter one is from the black chest in the Hero’s Tomb in the Middle Ages. There’s another one in a chest in the Black Omen. You can Charm Fangbeasts in the second room of the Black Omen for an infinite supply.
Prism Spectacles – Chrono Trigger Crono Best Accessory
There are normally two places to find Prism Specs. The first is obtained at the same time you get the Rainbow after completing both the Rainbow Shell and Sun Stone quests.
The second is Charmed from the Steel Shade in the 1000 AD Vortex.
However, in the DS version of the game, you can get an infinite amount because it’s a random prize in the 6th Tier battles in the Arena of Ages.
Single Techs – Chrono Trigger Crono
|Cyclone||2||5||Whirl about enemy, striking others nearby.|
|Wind Slash||2||90||Hit all enemies in a line with a wave of|
|Lightning||2||N/A||Attack an enemy with lightning. (Light)|
|Cleave||4||200||Deals double damage to an enemy.|
|Lightning II||8||500||Attack all enemies with lightning. (Light)|
|Raise||10||400||Revive KO’d ally.|
|Frenzy||12||800||Strike enemy 4 times in succession.|
|Luminaire||20||1,000||Attack all enemies with holy light. (Light)|
Double Techs – Chrono Trigger Crono
|Tech||Characters||Techs (MP Cost)|
|Aura Whirl||Crono/Marle||Cyclone (2), Aura (1)|
|Ice Sword||Crono/Marle||Cleave (4), Ice (2)|
|Ice Sword II||Crono/Marle||Frenzy (12), Ice II (8)|
|Fire Whirl||Crono/Lucca||Cyclone (2), Flamethrower (1)|
|Fire Sword||Crono/Lucca||Cleave (4), Fire (2)|
|Fire Sword II||Crono/Lucca||Frenzy (12), Fire II (8)|
|Supersonic Spin||Crono/Robo||Cyclone (2), Laser Spin (3)|
|Cyclone Sweep||Crono/Robo||Cleave (4), Laser Spin (3)|
|Megavolt||Crono/Robo||Lightning II (8), Electrocute (17)|
|X-Strike||Crono/Frog||Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2)|
|Sword Stream||Crono/Frog||Cleave (4), Water (2)|
|Lightning Rod||Crono/Frog||Lightning II (8), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Drill Kick||Crono/Ayla||Cyclone (2), Roundillo Kick (2)|
|Thunder Comp||Crono/Ayla||Lightning (2), Cat Attack (3)|
|Falcon Strike||Crono/Ayla||Cleave (4), Boulder Toss (4)|
Triple Techs – Chrono Trigger Crono
|Tech||Characters||Techs (MP Cost)|
|Lightning II (8), Ice II (8), Fire II (8)|
|Cyclone (2), Arise (15), Laser Spin (3)|
|Cleave (4), Ice II (8), Aerial Strike (4)|
|Lightning II (8), Ice II (8), Triple Kick (20)|
|Ring of Fire||Crono|
|Cleave (4), Fire II (8), Laser Spin (3)|
|Lightning II (8), Fire II (8), Water II (8)|
|Lightning II (8), Fire II (8), Triple Kick (20)|
|Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Robo Tackle (4)|
|Cyclone (2), Laser Spin (3), Tail Spin (10)|
|Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Triple Kick (20)|
That about covers it when it comes to the Chrono Trigger Crono Best Equipment & Techs Guide. Be sure to check out the Games Section or the Main Page for more game guides like this, and click here for more content related to Chrono Trigger.