|Disgaea: Hour of Darkness map|
Gaudy Entrance is the first map of the third episode, A Hint of Kindness, in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and the second episode, Space Detective Etna, of the remakes' Etna Mode. If playing through the main story (with Laharl as your main character), this map can only be accessed by completing 10 floors of an Item's Item World. Once done, equip it to Laharl (you can un-equip it, if desired, after the next step) and talk to the Dimension Guide. If the requirements are fulfilled, "Dinero Palace" should be selectable from the Stage Select Menu.
All of the enemies in this stage have a high affinity for Counters, so only characters that have Skills or spells learned need apply here. The Bow-wielding Brawlers are actually the biggest threat, since any attempts to take them out using long-range physical attacks will be met with harsh response. Since Brawlers have very low RES, this map is best cleared with an army of Mages supporting a few durable characters. (Laharl and Etna are ideal.) Also take note of the Staff-wielding Female Brawler, she can cast Fire.
Etna Mode StoryEdit
Etna is not happy with her new visitor and groupie. Meanwhile, she has to keep up appearances that the Prince is growing in strength. And so they pick a new raid target.
Etna Mode StrategyEdit
Etna's version of this map is more of a test on how well the player can protect their position. As such, long-ranged characters such as the Mage, Skull, Strider, and/or Archer are ideal for this map. The 5-Zombie wall is best met with a wall of 5 of your own characters (preferably high-HP characters, to further soak up the potential Poison). This way, the Zombies cannot escape from their position. This allows easy sniping using long-range attacks and Spells without fear of retaliation. Be wary of the Zombies' ability to cast Poison; have a Healer or two on hand to counteract it. Once the Zombies are destroyed, you can snipe the the two Wingmen from behind the No Entry barrier, then destroy the Blue Symbol once they have been defeated. The last two Zombies overseeing the Brawler can be killed using Spells or long-ranged attacks. The Female Brawler is wielding a Spear, so be aware of her attack range when attacking.