Disgaea 5 Unlock Carnage Dimension Route

***********Episode 10***********

There is another huge setup here.

  • Clear Magic Knight class quest
  • Arrange party by level. Usalia should be 2nd and Killia on top.
  • Keep Poison Vaccine on Killia. Swap the other evilities out for Mean Guy, Muscle Increase, EXP Gain, Workshop Intern, and Mana Gain.
  • Sell all items, Buy latest sword and Water Pistol as subweapon (1st Gun) for Killia and another Bravery Belt.
  • At Cheat Shop, set EXP to max, enemy difficulty to 1*
  • Set Killia subclass to Magic Knight, Usalia to Warrior subclass.
  • Attempt to pass Martial Trial 1 bill with Killia. This bill can a lot of tries to pass, and each failure costs at least 7 seconds.

  • Clear Martial Trial 1 14 times. Set 'Vacuum Slice X' to top of Killia's skill list first, Magichange with Usalia to Killia's subweapon before using Vacuum Slice X. Take note if a Raiju Howl or a non-Monster weapon is won from the Bonus Gauge.

  • Buy 3 Bravery Belts and latest ATK monster weapon for Usalia. If you didn't win a non-Monster weapon in the Bonus Gauge, buy another weapon for Killia's subweapon, but keep the sword as main. Water Pistol is ill-advised to have because Zombies slightly resist it.
  • Lower difficulty at Cheat Shop, -200% from EXP and bump Mana to 250%.
  • Heal up the party before continuing.

  • 10-1 (Manip)

    Magichange Usalia with Killia at the start, then use Vacuum Slice X on the first group of Zombies, then set Hellfire Shot back to top.

    Start by using Vacuum Slice X on these Zombies.

    10-1 part 2
    Next turn, use Hellfire Shot on 3 Zombies and move here.

    10-1 part 3
    Clean up another 3 Zombies with Hellfire Shot and move here.

    10-1 part 4
    The Chimeras should end up in a way that Vacuum Slice X can hit both of them.

    Get rid of at least 3 enemies in the second Zombie squad, then Squad Attack the second Zombie group. Clean up everything else with Hellfire Shot.

    10-2 (Manip)

    Send out 3 sacrifices and have Killia out. Next turn, deploy Usalia and set her Braveheart to the top of her skill list, then put Prinnical Meteor second. Have Usalia Prinnical Meteor the Mothmen to the left and Killia Squad Attack the Zombies. At this point, clean up the remaining enemies with Killia and Usalia.

    Position sacrifices like this, then bring out Killia and immediately end turn.

    10-2 part 2
    You will get this formation of enemies. Prinnical Meteor the Mothmen and Squad Attack the Zombies.

    10-2 part 3
    At this point, you just need to clean up whatever's left with Hellfire Shot/Prinnical Meteor


    Head up with Usalia and Braveheart herself, and have Killia head towards the narrow passage, then end turn. Thief will throw a Zombie towards Usalia. Defeat the Thief and the Zombies near her with Prinnical Meteor. Head towards rest of enemies and Hellfire Shot them. Use Squad Attack on whatever hits the most enemies.


    Hellfire Shot the nearest group of 3 Rabbits. Hellfire Shot another group of 3 to the right. Wait two turns. Hellfire Shot closest group of Rabbits (should hit 5 units). Get into Revenge Mode. Squad Attack the largest group of Rabbits. Clean up the remaining group.


    Power up Usalia's Braveheart to +2. Get Usalia Fighting Instinct and Shaking Excitement evilities and immediately take out any evilities she had previously and equip both Fighting Instinct/Shaking Excitement on her.

    Move Usalia to the top of the party.


    Deploy 4 units around the Base Panel. Bring out Usalia. Use Braveheart on herself, and use her newly unlocked Overload to win.

    ***********Episode 11***********

    NOTE: From here on out, with a few exceptions, the run is primarily about optimizing the first turn setup. The main goal for most maps will be setting up 3 sacrifices to all get killed on the first turn with as little actions/skill animations from the enemies as possible. There is a very particular way to set the sacrifices up for most of the stages. It's probably best to watch a video to view the first turn setups.

    As a general rule, only Killia/Usalia and the sacrifices should be out on the first turn (More units out means less Revenge Gauge gain). Deploy all other units after Revenge Mode is acquired.

    Unless otherwise stated, all maps from here on out will require 3 sacrifices. Most of these later stages will mention whether you need to use Braveheart and the number of units you need to surround Usalia with.

    As a side note, even though you can now attack every enemy, you do run the risk of having some enemies randomly survive once in a while, as accuracy is capped at 99%, unless you use Christo (makes accuracy of adjacent allies 100%) as one of your units surrounding Usalia, in which case, you will always hit them.

    11-1 to 11-2

    Usalia Nuke, Braveheart with 1 unit

    11-1 Sacrifice Setup
    From this point onwards, stages that require sacrifices will have a picture of the optimal first turn setup. This is for 11-1

    11-2 Sacrifice Setup
    And this is for 11-2.


    No sacrifices needed. Get a unit out, throw Killia forward. Move him so that he is one space away from a Maid and end turn. Pick up and throw nearest Maid towards exploding barrels. Head towards the other Maids and end your turn one space away from the rightmost Maid. Defeat the remaining Maid with Hellfire Shot.


    Braveheart Usalia first turn, then Usalia Nuke with 4 units. Throw Usalia forwards with 2 units and dispose of the maid boss.

    11-4 Sacrifice Setup


    Usalia Nuke, Braveheart with 3 units

    11-5 Sacrifice Setup

    ***********Episode 12***********

    Accept and clear Celestial Messenger quest, create 5 Celestial Hosts, all low level. Create any 2 high level units. You can create a unit up to 80% the level of your highest level unit. Buy and equip Chimera DNA on Usalia. Buy Leafy Fan as well, but do NOT equip it. If Raiju Howl is acquired from MT1 grind, do not buy Leafy Fan. Head to the Netherworld Research NPC and send both your high level units you created earlier to each research the top 2 Netherworlds on the list.

    From here on out, use Celestial Hosts as the units to surround Usalia, as they boost units they are adjacent to. Feel free to add Christo to the lineup for added insurance against misses. The setups listed in the next stages are the minimum number of Celestial Hosts you need to surround Usalia with to one-shot everything in the map barring bosses. Feel free to add Christo as an extra unit in case you want to make sure all the lesser enemies die.

    12-1 to 12-3

    Usalia Nuke, 1 Celestial Host

    12-1 Sacrifice Setup
    12-1 Sacrifice Setup

    12-2 Sacrifice Setup
    12-2 Sacrifice Setup

    12-3 Sacrifice Setup
    12-3 Sacrifice Setup


    Deploy Killia and 3 sacrifices. Braveheart Killia, then Braveheart Usalia and Overload, then equip Leafy Fan/Raiju Howl on main weapon. beat up boss with normal attacks from Killia. Usalia should smack the boss for major damage with her support attack.

    12-4 Sacrifice Setup


    Regular attack on Twin Dragon in front, get behind Orcs in cross formation and Hellfire Shot them. Abuse infinite move and line yourself up to Exploding Tiger the rest of the enemies from the side. Takes about 20 seconds. 18 seconds if your movement is REALLY good.

    ***********Episode 13***********

    The Netherworld Effect for this world lowers everybody's Wind resistance. Leafy Fan makes Usalia's Overload Wind element, so...

    13-1 to 13-3

    Usalia Nuke, 1 Celestial Host. In 13-2, position Killia left of the red panels and throw 3 sacrifices towards the enemies to prevent seeing a Magichange skill animation from one of the Thief units.

    13-1 Sacrifice Setup
    13-1 Sacrifice Setup

    13-2 Sacrifice Setup
    13-2 Sacrifice Setup

    13-3 Sacrifice Setup
    13-3 Sacrifice Setup

    13-4 (no pre-stage cutscene)

    Usalia Nuke, 2 Celestial Host

    13-4 Sacrifice Setup


    Killia unlocks his Overload here. Blow up all regular enemies with Usalia, then have Killia go up to Bloodis and attack him. Usalia should be able to tag team Bloodis meaning he dies before he can attack.

    13-5 Sacrifice Setup

    ***********Episode 14***********

    By far the shortest and easiest episode in the run. This episode is usually over in under 3 minutes.


    Killia Squad Attacks

    14-1 Sacrifice Setup

    14-2 to 14-4

    Usalia Nuke, 1 adjacent unit, can use Killia as the adjacent unit for 14-3

    14-2 Sacrifice Setup
    14-2 Sacrifice Setup

    14-3 Sacrifice Setup
    14-3 Sacrifice Setup

    14-4 Sacrifice Setup
    14-4 Sacrifice Setup


    Usalia Nuke, 3 Celestial Hosts

    14-5 Sacrifice Setup

    ***********Episode 15***********

    Buy Lamia Coil for Usalia and make it her main weapon. Keep the Leafy Fan equipped.


    Usalia Nuke. 3 C. Hosts + Braveheart

    15-1 Sacrifice Setup


    Usalia Nuke, 4 C. Hosts. Use 2 C.Hosts to throw Usalia towards the Pirate boss and hit him with Berserk Stream. If you do not have the Lamia Coil or a better weapon mained on Usalia, you will miss out on the one-turn kill on the boss. Sometimes, the boss will go into Revenge Mode after the Overload which means he won't be killed in one turn either way unless you somehow got a lucky Red Monster Weapon drop that's better than a store-bought Lamia's Coil from the Bonus Gauge. If the boss survives Berserk Stream, you must summon the Netherworld before ending your turn to prevent random reinforcements from spawning.

    15-2 Sacrifice Setup


    Usalia Nuke. 2 C. Hosts

    15-3 Sacrifice Setup

    15-4 (no pre-stage cutscene)

    Usalia Nuke. 2 C. Hosts + Braveheart. If a unit survives and takes at least 3 turns to reach, just retry the stage, otherwise, summon Netherworld and defeat it.

    15-4 Sacrifice Setup


    Braveheart Killia, have Killia throw a tower of 3 sacrifices towards Bloodis and have Killia stay back. Have Killia Overload, then use Squad Attack on an enemy. Equip a Fist as the main weapon, then head towards Bloodies and Avidya Holy Water him twice.

    15-5 Sacrifice Setup

    ***********Episode 16***********


    Make a tower of Killia + 4 other units. Have Killia throw them forward, then have the next unit in the tower throw the tower of 3 above them towards the enemies. Use Usalia + 3 C. Hosts.

    16-1 Sacrifice Setup


    Deploy 3 sacrifices in a straight line, then blow up everything with Usalia + 3 C. Hosts. This formation will skip seeing the '13 Knights' skill from a Horseman, which takes almost 10 seconds to play out.

    16-2 Sacrifice Setup


    Take off Leafy Fan, Usalia Nuke. Use max setup (4 C. Hosts + Braveheart).

    16-3 Sacrifice Setup


    Make tower of 5, with Killia in the middle. Throw everyone towards Void. Toss the Horseman away from Void and end turn. Usalia Bravehearts herself, then surround her with 4 C. Hosts and Overload, then have Killia Overload, swap to a Fist. Head towards Void, position Killia at least 2 spaces away, then use Hellfire Shot, then get behind/side of Void and Macrocosm him.

    16-4 Sacrifice Setup
    When doing your tower throwing, make sure Killia ends up in the spot shown. This allows him to stay out of Void Dark's reach. This is important as getting hit may prevent him from acting next turn.


    Throw a tower of 3 sacrifices towards the enemies. Bring out Killia and Usalia. Next turn, surround Usalia with whatever C. Hosts you have left, then have Usalia Overload, Braveheart Killia, have Killia Squad Attack the Bits. Next turn, have Killia Overload and swap to a Sword/Spear, then Usalia Braveheart herself. Have Killia get behind the boss and Macrocosm her 3 times. If boss goes into Revenge Mode after all Bits are killed, you'll probably need a counterattack from Killia to finish her off in one turn. This is the Wormhole Skip.

    16-5 Sacrifice Setup
    On the 2nd turn, Killia needs to go to this spot before using Squad Attack. This will allow him to be far enough so he can get behind the boss after using Overload next turn.

    *********POST GAME**********

    Our next main objective is to unlock the Carnage Dimension. This section is surprisingly short if you know how to approach it. We will need to do the following tasks beforehand:

  • Obtain a Rank 35 Netherworld
  • Defeat an Item God
  • Complete Chara World on Overlord difficulty
  • Clear Martial Trial 5
  • Recruit Majorita
  • Recruit Void
  • There's going to be a lot of setup and grind involved in the next few minutes, so make sure everything is done accordingly.

    At the end of this setup, we should have Killia close to level 2000 and be able to annihilate most of the upcoming enemies in one hit.

    • Head to the Netherworld Research, claim your two high level units you sent out earlier, and have them both research Dark Demise, a Rank 34 Netherworld.
    • Go to Cheat Shop. Set EXP to 500%, Mana to 50%, everything else 0%. Enemy difficulty to 7 stars. Turn ON Auto-Heal and turn OFF Revenge Effects.
    • Buff Usalia's Braveheart and Magic Boost to +3.
    • Accept the following quests:
      • Bloodthirsty Den (around #25)
      • God of an Item
      • Chara World Victory
      • Master Researcher
      • Demon Lord Task
      • Capture Enemies! (Clear this)
      • The More the Merrier (Clear this)
      • Capturing Is Fun! (Clear this)
      • Examine Netherworld (around #45, Clear this)
      • CHM777 Invitation (around #55)
    • Clearing the marked quests will give you a Raised Flag + Megaphone. Equip them on Killia, and make Killia's Evility list as follows:
      • Shaking Excitement
      • Fighting Instinct
      • Mean Guy
    • Go to Squad NPC, add the prisoners you got from clearing the story maps to the Foot Soldier Squad.
    • Pass Bill to get Izuna's Overload with Killia.
    • Pass Triple EXP bill, then do Sandcano Challenge. If Triple EXP bill fails, choose Pay Up. To do Sandcano Challenge, bring out Killia, have him defend until Revenge Mode, then use Overload. Main the Megaphone and defeat all the remaining units with regular attacks or Hellfire Shot. If 6 or more enemies are alive, retry the stage.
    • Bump the difficulty to 15*, then pass Triple EXP bill and do Sandcano Challenge again.
    • Bump the difficulty to 20*, then do the process of passing Triple EXP bill and doing Sandcano Challenge twice. Once Killia hits level 1000+, equip Mana Lover Evility on him.
    • Now, there will be some Squad action coming up. Go to Interrogation Squad, dump 3-4 of the highest level prisoners you have to max it out
    • Place Killia in the Interrogation Squad. Head to the Interrogator NPC, then interrogate all the prisoners until you can't interrogate any more.
    • Max out the Alchemy Squad and fill it with units.
    • Place Killia back in the Foot Soldier Squad and make him leader, then dump the remaining prisoners to the Foot Soldier Squad.
    • Head to the Alchemy NPC, then have it make Mr. Gency Exit, Diver -5, and Diver -10.
    • Do Chara World Demon difficulty with Izuna. Get Geo Blast Skill Scroll.
    • Turn in the quest 'Demon Lord Task' and accept the quest 'Overlord Task'
    • Do Chara World Demon Lord difficulty with Usalia. Get Movement.
    • Repeat the process of passing Triple EXP bill and doing Sandcano Challenge 4-5 times. The number of times depends on the number of prisoners you obtain. Want around 110-120. If Killia is around level 1600, you don't need to pass the Triple EXP bill any more.
    • Turn down the enemy difficulty to 0*. Increase Mana to 500%.
    • Dump all prisoners towards the Foot Soldier Squad. This will power up Squad Attack's damage.
    • Pass the bills to 'Restore Toto Bunny', and 'Train Harder' with Killia. Choose to pass them by force. Defeat all senators by using 2 sacrifices + Overload with Killia.
    • Complete Martial Trial 2. Use 2 Sacrifices + Overload
    • Clear the "Cursed Witch" stages. On the 1st stage, swap Killia's main weapon to the Raised Flag. Use 2 sacrifices + Squad Attack. On the 2nd stage, throw Killia towards the boss and use Macrocosm and Squad Attack if you get to Revenge Mode.
    • Pass the bills to 'Pursue Powerful Energies', and 'Train Even Harder'
    • Complete Martial Trial 3. Use 2 Sacrifices + Overload
    • Do the "Possessed by Heart" stages. On the 1st stage, use 2 sacrifices, Magic Boost Killia, then Magichange Usalia onto Killia, surround Killia with 4 Celestial Hosts + Overload. On the 2nd and 3rd stages, use Braveheart + Squad Attack to defeat all enemies. You need 4 Celestial Hosts for the 3rd stage.
    • Do Chara World Overlord difficulty with Killia. Get Movement.
    • Pass the next Martial Trial bill, then beat Martial Trial 4 using 2 sacrifices + Squad Attack. The enemies are passive, so have your sacrifices attack them while Killia is out and hope they counterattack the sacrifices and kill them.
    • Pass the final Martial Trial bill, then beat Martial Trial 5 using 2 sacrifices + Squad Attack.
    • Check the Netherworld Research crew. If you got a Rank 35 Netherworld, you're done. If not, send units out to research Dark Demise again.
    • Enter the Gate Key again, and head to floor 100. If you can enter the next floor on the first move, do so, otherwise use a Diver item. Try to avoid Diving into floors that end in a 1 to avoid dealing with Innocent Town. If you run out of Divers, use a Gency Exit to go back out and claim more from the Alchemy NPC. If you still don't have your Rank 35 Netherworld yet, keep checking your Netherworld Research progress until you get it. Once you reach floor 100, kill the Item God and immediately Gency out.
    • At this point, all 6 requirements should have been done. Turn all the remaining active quests in, and accept the following new quests, which I call the Gatekeeper quests:
      • Harbinger
      • Beautiful Assassin
      • Violent Challenger
      • Only Victors Wanted
    • If Foot Soldier Squad isn't filled with units yet, take a moment to do so. At this point, the units in the Alchemy Squad aren't needed, so feel free to transfer them to Foot Soldier.
    • There will be new stages that show up in 4 different areas. Complete each of these maps by using Braveheart, 2 sacrifices and Squad Attack. For the snow stage, equip an Axe as the main weapon before using Squad Attack.
    • Turn in the Gatekeeper quests. A new bill called 'Fight New Enemies' appears. Pass it.
    • There will now be a new area called Carnage Dimension. These are actually Pre-Carnage stages. Clear 3 of these stages to unlock the actual Carnage Dimension.

    Pre-Carnage 1

    Deploy 2 sacrifices. Braveheart Killia, then Squad Attack.

    Pre-Carnage 2

    Deploy 2 sacrifices. Braveheart Killia. Have him equip a spear as the main weapon. Magichange Usalia onto Killia, surround him with 3 Celestial Hosts + Christo, then Squad Attack.

    Pre-Carnage 3

    We will be killing the boss through indirect means. This requires 4 carefully positioned sacrifices. Make sure to have one of your own Prinnies on standby.

    Each turn, position one of your sacrifices in the following spots relative to the Base Panel. Do not deploy other sacrifices until the previous one dies.

    1. 2 down, 1 right
    2. 1 Up, 1 Left
    3. Left side of the red Chimera
    4. 1 Left

    Throw the red Chimera so that it is at least 2 panels from the main boss. Lift your own Prinny and throw it at the main boss.

    DONE! Carnage Dimension is now unlocked, which gives you access to the best items in the game.

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