|Mission Type||Story Mission|
|Base Gold (3★ Gold)||600 (900)|
|Initial Unit Points||10|
|Deployed Unit Limit||10|
|Number of Enemies||45|
|4★ Conditions||300% enemy HP|
|Prerequisite||Defend the Shrine!|
|Unlocks||Villager Rescue 1|
Sacred Forest is the fifth main Story Mission. This mission introduces enemy Soldiers and Archers. In particular, the Archer is notable as the first enemy with a ranged attack. Ranged attackers are generally the only enemies that are capable of attacking the players' ranged units, so players' will need to watch out for the HP of their archers. Also, the life total has dropped from 10 to 3, which is the most common life point total from here on out.
|Pastoral Gate dialogue|
Anna: This village has been attacked too... How cruel...
Anna: It hasn't been long! We might be able to save someone!
(As the 1st Soldier reaches the bridge)
Anna: That's... a knight? Something's wrong... They're coming for us!
Anna: My Prince, watch out! Their minds are lost to the miasma!
Anna: We have to react, but maybe we can heal them!
Anna: Their reinforcements have been hindered.
Anna: Let's head further into the village!
|Drop||Soldier (Bow) A Lv. 3||Soldier B Lv. 3||Hector Lv. 3|| Completion|
|Number of Drops||2||2||1|
Ah, Pastoral Gate...this may the single easiest level in the entire game, but before we go to that, I'll say this: After finishing this stage once for the Sacred Crystal and for the Completion Reward, I recommend you stay here, and use this level to bring your team up to date, level anyone that isn't caught up with the rest (10), and then I'd say 15~20 for your favorites. That's also the level where I recommend you only use bronzes to level your characters, as Iron Units are better traded off for Gold (Discharge Unit option).First, place Katie to the far right of the map, left of the bridge spot, and your strongest archer (I'm guessing Soma, since she starts with 30% Affection Bonus). Leave it like that while you gather UP (and use Katie's ability) to call Valerie, on the spot below Soma. Now it should be like this: Soma and Valerie on the two Ranged spots left of the bridge, and Katie blocking it. Now all you need is to place a healer on one of the spots right behind Katie and that's that. Although, for safety's sake, I usually use two healers behind Katie, just to be sure. Now all you need to do is watch as Valerie incinerates everything, and Soma finishes off any survivors.
Where the original had a pretty easy time, this one enemies have a huge amount of health and will take awhile to kill each one.
Place Katie where the roads connect to your HQ point (spot B), then place Soma above the rock in the center platform (spot O). Then place your strongest Archer to Somas left (spot N). Katies skill should be ready so activate it and place the Prince on the road below Katie (spot M). Then place Iris under the Prince (spot AA) to keep him & Katie healed. When you have enough UP place Valerie next to the Prince (spot S). Katies skill should be ready again so activate it and place Leeanne behind her (spot A). Use your skills when Katie starts to block the Soldiers so less enemies will make it to Leeanne. Afterward place any ranged unit within the remaining slots on the left half of the map (second healer shouldn't be needed, but can be used for safety).
Early Unit leveling Edit
As said, use this stage to level your favorite characters to 15~20. If you're wondering about Cloris' Drill missions, we'll get there eventually (specifically, after Villager Rescue 3, where you get a second Valerie). For now I'd say use the remaining Stamina to get presents for your favorite girl. Again, if you are unsure, I could recommend going for Katie, as she is your starter unit, and the Defense boost she gets certainly helps her survivability. Don't worry about the five stages of the Challenge Quests, they are the easiest ones.
Gold GET! Farming Edit
Players who have Awakened Betty or Lyla can use this map as a Gold farming spot by having the unit placed where Katie is from the screen above with the Prince set near the exit to kill any enemies that leak past. It can be argued that Mysterious Beast is a better map to gold farm, but this has been analyzed here.