Oh geez, I don't think I could ever stand taking Staff and giving up Sword. I always do the exact opposite. I just like the ability spread on Sword too much. I mean sure you end up with 2 extra MP, but I basically only use MP for cure so meh. Side note, if you have a hard time on Cerberus again just go to Deep Jungle, level up a bit and then come back. For some reason or another I had a hard time with him on my normal play through and had to do that in order to get past him. Actually I think him and Trickmaster might be the only bosses in the game that I had any real trouble with. Primarily because I didn't have all of my "staple" abilities.
Changing subjects to CoM, how the hell do enemy cards work. I put them in my decks but I never see them in battle. Do they just auto apply?
Also on the topic of CoM, 100 Acre Woods trophies are horrible. Or at least the vegetable one is and I assume the others are as well. High score is 47 out of the 150 I need. Yay. >.>