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Chrono Trigger Robo Best Equipment & Techs

This Chrono Trigger Robo Guide will teach you all about Robo’s best equipment and his available techs in Chrono Trigger.

If you’re playing Chrono Trigger, there’s a good chance you’re going to want to use Robo in your party. If you do, you’re absolutely going to want to maximize Robo’s potential by collecting all of his best weapons and armor throughout the game. This Chrono Trigger Robo Best Equipment Guide will help you do just that.

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Overview – Chrono Trigger Robo

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In Chrono Trigger Robo is among the best party members in the game. He’s capable of providing full-party healing, damage from 3 different elements (Shadow, Fire and Light), and strong physical damage. Altogether, he’s probably the 3rd best party member in the game and you should definitely consider using him as a mainstay in your go-to Chrono Trigger party.

Best Equipment – Chrono Trigger Robo

If you’re using Robo in Chrono Trigger, you’re absolutely going to want to track down all of his best equipment and make good use of it. For Robo in particular, his best equipment really makes a big difference in terms of his effectiveness, because his best weapons have unique secondary effects that change the way he plays.

Like with most other characters, when it comes to the best equipment, you’re looking for 4 things:

  • The best weapon
  • Innate status immunity
  • Auto-Haste
  • Damage bonus

Knowing that, the best equipment you’re going to find for Robo will be this:

chrono trigger robo best equipment
  • Best Weapon: Apocalypse Arm
  • Best Helmet: Haste Helm
  • Best Armor: Nova Armor
  • Best Accessory: Dragon’s Tear

The Apocalypse Arm is very similar to Ayla’s Bronze Fist, except you can get it much, much earlier. Like the Bronze Fist, the Apocalypse Arm deals 9999 damage on crits. Since it doesn’t provide any additional attack power, when you have this equipped, your Robo’s physical attacks are extraordinarily weak except when he’s able to crit. So you’re going to want to equip the Dragon’s Tear to make that happen more often.

Also, since Robo’s damage outside of crits is going to be abysmal, there’s no need to equip the Prism Spectacles or any other damage-boosting equipment. You want the Nova Armor for status immunity and the Haste Helm for Auto-Haste.

Best Equipment Locations – Chrono Trigger Robo

Apocalypse Arm – Chrono Trigger Robo Best Weapon

The Apocalypse Arm is found in the Dimensional Vortex in 2300 A.D. during the final, futuristic map of the area. In the southeast corner of the area with lots of conveyor belts, you can go through the wall to reach a forest area similar to the forest map in the Lost Sanctum. The Apocalypse Arm is in a chest in that area.

Haste Helm – Chrono Trigger Robo 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 Robo 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.

Dragon’s Tear – Chrono Trigger Robo Best Accessory

The Dragon’s Tear is obtained by defeating all the monsters in the forest area of the Lost Sanctum in the Prehistoric Area. It’s the very first Lost Sanctum reward, given by a grateful reptite.

Single Techs – Chrono Trigger Robo

Rocket Punch1N/ALaunch fist at an enemy.
Cure Beam2N/ARestore a small amount of HP to an ally.
Laser Spin35Attack all enemies with laser. (Shadow)
Robo Tackle4150Charge and attack an enemy.
Heal Beam3400Restore a small amount of HP to all allies.
Rapid-fire Fist12600Barrage an enemy with rocket punches.
Proximity Bomb14800Blast surrounding enemies. (Fire)
Electrocute171,000Zap all enemies with electricity. (Light)

Double Techs – Chrono Trigger Robo

TechCharactersTechs (MP Cost)
Supersonic SpinCrono/RoboCyclone (2), Laser Spin (3)
Cyclone SweepCrono/RoboCleave (4), Laser Spin (3)
MegavoltCrono/RoboLightning II (8), Electrocute (17)
Aura BeamRobo/MarleAura (1), Cure Beam (2)
Ice TackleRobo/MarleIce (4), Robo Tackle (2)
Cure WindRobo/MarleCure II (5), Heal Beam (3)
Fire PunchRobo/LuccaFire (2), Rocket Punch (1)
Fire TackleRobo/LuccaFire II (8), Robo Tackle (4)
Double BombRobo/LuccaMegaton Bomb (15), Proximity Bomb (14)
Frog LauncherRobo/FrogLaser Spin (3), Slurp Slash (2)
Bubble BreathRobo/FrogRobo Tackle (4), Water (2)
Cure WaveRobo/FrogHeal Beam (3), Cure II (5)
BoogieRobo/AylaRobo Tackle (4), Charm (4)
Spin KickRobo/AylaRobo Tackle (4), Roundillo Kick (2)
Beast TossRobo/AylaRapid-fire Fist (12), Boulder Toss (4)

Triple Techs – Chrono Trigger Robo

TechCharactersTechs (MP Cost)
Cyclone (2), Arise (15), Laser Spin (3)
Ring of FireCrono
Cleave (4), Fire II (8), Laser Spin (3)
Triple AttackCrono
Cyclone (2), Slurp Slash (2), Robo Tackle (4)
Cyclone (2), Laser Spin (3), Tail Spin (10)
Spin StrikeAyla
Slurp Slash (4), Robo Tackle (4),
Tail Spin (10)
Omega FlareRobo
Flare (20), Laser Spin (3), Dark Bomb (8)
Master MuneFrog
Frog Squash (15), Laser Spin (3), Arise (15)

That about covers it when it comes to the Chrono Trigger Robo 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.


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