I beat dark cloud 2 for the playstation 2 with the:
This means that I played through Chapter 7 which completes the standard game, I will try the Zelmite mines extra quest later, without using any potato pies, fruit of eden, or Witch Parfaits.
Max has his starting stats ( Def: 04 HP: 32 ) and Monica has her beginning stats (Def: 08 HP: 48) at the end of the game. I only have one Monster badge, The Himarra, because you need this to get the sundrop (a quest item) for chapter 2. The Himarra is at level 1, which I show later in the video because I forgot to at the beginning.
I only invented the two mandatory items in the game which are the aquarium (You need this to electrify a fish for Shingala in Chapter 4) and the Energy pack (This is required to complete the Ridepod in chapter 1).
The only weapons and items that I have for Steve the Ridepod were purchased or obtained through georama completion. This limits the Ridepod from having the highest armor and weapons, adding to the challenge.
This video shows my battles with all three forms of Emperor Griffon, Mammo, Nightmare, Black Dragon, Uther, Gaja Ein, Gaja Zwei, and finally the Dark Element. During these battles I did not need to use any of the revive powders either.