Chapter 9-4N: The Way Back is Paved with Light IV

Possible Drops:


Mission and Clear Conditions:

Mission: Kill Boss

Clear Guide:

Team Recommendations: 

  •  3 Combat Echelons
    • 1RF/HG, 1AR/SMG recommended
    • 1 Judge Killer Echelon 2SG/2MG/1HG. See below for details on killing Judge. 
  • 3 Dummy Echelons
    • HOC can be used in place of 1 of these Echelons if you wish

Clear Steps

9-4N finishes on a fairly uneventful note. Most of this stage can be safely ignored, as it is either blocked off by Red Beans, or otherwise, is not relevant to the clear. Judge herself bears a striking resemblance to her regular self in Chapter 9. For this reason, the solution to this battle remains the same. 2SG with high armor (SAT8 is recommended to reduce the durability requirements but is not required), then either 3 MGs, or M4 Mod, (if using MGs, Negev finally has a chance to shine). See the farming section at the bottom for an illustration of this fight.

This clear can be done shortened substantially with a Red Bean Killer squad if you possess the requisite Dolls, and wish to do so. 

Turn 1


Deploy an RF/HG Echelon on the lower Heliport, and an AR/SMG on the upper one. Move the RF/HG one node to the right. 


Deploy a Dummy Echelon on the now vacant Heliport. 


Move the upper AR/SMG Echelon to the right one node. 


Move the RF/HG right one node, and down one node. 

Turn 2


Move the RF/HG Echelon down one node. 


Deploy a Dummy Echelon on the upper Heliport. Resupply the AR Echelon and move then right-down to the Radar. 


Move the Dummy Echelon right and down-right to swap with the AR Echelon. 


Deploy a second Dummy Echelon on the upper Heliport. Move them down one node.

Turn 3


Move the AR Echelon up and to the right one node. 


Move the AR Echelon back to the left and down one node each, returning to where you started. End your turn.

Turn 4


Move the AR Echelon left one node. 


Move the Dummy on the Radar up-left and then swap with the AR Echelon. 


Move the bottommost Dummy Echelon out one node, and deploy your Judge Kill team behind them. End your turn. 

Turn 5


Send the Judge team right two nodes, up one node, and then right two nodes to the Command Post and engage Judge.


Wondering how to efficiently farm this equipment or how to farm other exclusive equipments at night during this drop rate-up? Ceia has conveniently uploaded a guide just on this topic!

Stechkin's Speq farming can be found at 20:49 in this video, along with a demonstration of the clear route using a Red Bean Kill team. 

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