Dunno if I'm gonna find the time to finish this anywhere in the near future, but chapter 2 was pretty hard so I thought I'd post.
Most of my motivation for doing this run was being inconsistent in farming Survival, so I thought I'd try raising my level with some handicap run action.
Run's probably gonna fail on Gigadeath unless someone finds a way to dodge his fish though. But whatever, if that happens I just want to keep going on play these conditions with other weapons.
Rod of Trials is definitely the worst one (if you don't farm for L3 vs Rastetsu 2). Falcons Talons room and Rasetsu with L3 talons weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. The Bridge fight with mages seemed bad at first but then I managed to do a few more after my first one and I picked the one with the most essence, not that it mattered in the end because I farmed a bit...
If anyone asks, the reason I don't use the Lunar is because I don't feel like it
I've also been doing head-on ToV1 as another form of hardcore practice but I don't have anything video worthy for that yet.