Hint: Fast Gather Weapons/Blessings
In level 7, go down the stairs to level 8. There's usually a treasure chest. Decode its trap and open it. Get item. "NOW" go right back up the stairs TO 7. Walk around two steps in every direction on the floor. Chances are 9 out of 10 times, you will run into the Mage that lets you pick a card for a gamble on a gift. GO FOR IT! If you get a good cared, fine!
Keep gift/blessing he gives you. If you get a bad card (excluding ill blessings) you can go right back down the stairs to 8 and the bad blessing is "over". After dealing with Mage either way, go back down stairs to 8. Back down in level 8, guess what! ANOTHER CHEST! Repeat steps 1 and 2 to your hearts content! LOAD UP! Sometimes it skips (no chest)or no Mage, but REPEAT IT! The both do show!
In 15 minutes I got 2 Ninga armors, 3 faith armors (I equipped them all!) 2 dark swords, a Knight sword (I equipped) and 3 Bloody robes (that I sold at Viggers) from the treasure chests in 8. On 7, I got increases in every category for my party by 1 and 2 points! I only got two ill blessings but the trade off was great. (I got points right back anyway).
Submitted by - Dave The Dude