History VideoGame / RuneFactory4

12th Jul '17 7:51:23 PM ExtellaStar
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* GameBreaker: Lest/Frey aside due to them normally due to story mechanics.
** Dual Blades are ridiculously good if you get the Lucky Charm accessory, making each hit do a critical hit which does more damage. The added fact that they also hit more times than the other weapons and that the ultimate art for them results with you doing multiple hits if you are successful means that most bosses aren't going to stand so much of a chance before their already close to defeat.
** The spear shares a similar trait, but only for one of the arts that you learn should you get that weapon skill level to 10. Upon having the skill level for spears hit level 10, your charged attack followed a normal attack in rapid succession results in you doing a flurry of blows so fast that normal enemies can't even move until your assault is over. Combined with the Lucky Charm and the natural long range that spears offer for striking distance means that melee opponents will often die the moment the battle begins. At a high enough level, you can easily kill most non-final bosses like this in under a minute.
** Steel Heart, a Long Sword rune power that you can equip is a mixed blessing and a curse. It lowers your defensive stats...but makes it so your character can't be stunned when attacked, period. This means that whenever you would normally be stunned and be left vulnerable, you instead take more damage but stay standing. This can help you defeat some bosses if you play wisely but can result in a quicker defeat due the fact that you take more damage. Getting it is a bit hard since it's in Sechs Territory and you have to solve a puzzle to obtain it from a chest. Forte also has this ability by default but she rarely uses it in battle.
** Power Wave a Short Sword rune power. It's one of you earliest damage dealing Rune Abilities found in the second dungeon and it's useful for the second boss who melee'ing isn't quite so simple. It does a lot of damage and it travels in a straight line until it hits a dead end or something that acts like a barrier, it also hits all enemies in its range.
12th Jul '17 7:50:45 PM ExtellaStar
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* GameBreaker: Lest/Frey aside due to them normally due to story mechanics.
** Dual Blades are ridiculously good if you get the Lucky Charm accessory, making each hit do a critical hit which does more damage. The added fact that they also hit more times than the other weapons and that the ultimate art for them results with you doing multiple hits if you are successful means that most bosses aren't going to stand so much of a chance before their already close to defeat.
** The spear shares a similar trait, but only for one of the arts that you learn should you get that weapon skill level to 10. Upon having the skill level for spears hit level 10, your charged attack followed a normal attack in rapid succession results in you doing a flurry of blows so fast that normal enemies can't even move until your assault is over. Combined with the Lucky Charm and the natural long range that spears offer for striking distance means that melee opponents will often die the moment the battle begins. At a high enough level, you can easily kill most non-final bosses like this in under a minute.
** Steel Heart, a Long Sword rune power that you can equip is a mixed blessing and a curse. It lowers your defensive stats...but makes it so your character can't be stunned when attacked, period. This means that whenever you would normally be stunned and be left vulnerable, you instead take more damage but stay standing. This can help you defeat some bosses if you play wisely but can result in a quicker defeat due the fact that you take more damage. Getting it is a bit hard since it's in Sechs Territory and you have to solve a puzzle to obtain it from a chest. Forte also has this ability by default but she rarely uses it in battle.
** Power Wave a Short Sword rune power. It's one of you earliest damage dealing Rune Abilities found in the second dungeon and it's useful for the second boss who melee'ing isn't quite so simple. It does a lot of damage and it travels in a straight line until it hits a dead end or something that acts like a barrier, it also hits all enemies in its range.
23rd Jun '17 10:08:28 AM Sweekun
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: If you take a companion with you when you go search for the Chipsqueak that stole Venti's Charm from you, they'll call your name in confusion as you move to catch it. [[FreezeFrameBonus If you look closely]], the Chipsqueak is also transparent, showing that its not actually real and your companion sees you chasing after absolutely nothing.]]
11th Jun '17 10:03:07 PM BillyMT
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** Trying to get all the recipes? The bosses at the end of the [[BonusDungeon Sharance Mazes]] will drop a random Recipe Bread, which contains one high-level recipe. If you get bread for a type whose recipes you already learned (expecially Farming and Medicine, which can be completed even without them), it's 10 floors of dungeoneering down the drain. The alternative is to [[GuideDangIt look up the recipes]] and LevelGrind to absurd levels so that you have enough RP to learn the recipe by making them. And recipes are one of the few things you don't carry over with a NewGamePlus...
* MetalSlime: The Mineral Squeaks, which can only be found in one specific area, spawn randomly, and drop the Double and Tenfold Steel, which can be used to raise equipment's stats to ridiculous levels. [[GuideDangIt But they only drop it if you manage to hit them without killing them, and they have paltry HP and defense]].

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** Trying to get all the recipes? The bosses at the end of the [[BonusDungeon Sharance Mazes]] will drop a random Recipe Bread, which contains one high-level recipe. If you get bread for a type whose recipes you already learned (expecially (especially Farming and Medicine, which can be completed even without them), it's 10 floors of dungeoneering down the drain. The alternative is to [[GuideDangIt look up the recipes]] and LevelGrind to absurd levels so that you have enough RP to learn the recipe by making them. And recipes are one of the few things you don't carry over with a NewGamePlus...
* MetalSlime: The Mineral Squeaks, which can only be found in one specific area, spawn randomly, and drop the rare Double Steel and Tenfold Steel, 10-Fold Steel materials, which can be used to raise equipment's stats to ridiculous levels. [[GuideDangIt But they only drop it if you manage to hit them without killing them, and they have paltry HP and defense]].



* TheMole: It turns out [[spoiler:that Doug]] is actually a spy.

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* TheMole: It turns out [[spoiler:that Doug]] [[spoiler:Doug]] is actually a spy.spy for [[spoiler: the Sechs Empire.]] [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn It doesn't last however]].]]
11th Jun '17 9:47:43 PM BillyMT
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*** You can also brew a few doses for your own consumption before [[TraumaInn going to bed]]. It takes a while but it's a guaranteed way to build your own status resistances against ''everything''.

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*** You can also brew a few doses for your own consumption before [[TraumaInn going to bed]]. It takes a while but it's a guaranteed way to build your own status resistances against ''everything''.''every'' StatusAilment the enemies can throw at you.
11th Jun '17 9:45:35 PM BillyMT
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** [[CuttingTheKnot Or, you know,]] [[CordonBleughChef try to make sashimi out of scrap metal...]]

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** [[CuttingTheKnot Or, you know,]] [[CordonBleughChef try to make sashimi out of scrap metal...metal yourself...]]



*** You can also brew a few doses for your own consumption before [[TraumaInn going to bed]]. It takes a while but it's a guaranteed way to build your own status resistances.

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*** You can also brew a few doses for your own consumption before [[TraumaInn going to bed]]. It takes a while but it's a guaranteed way to build your own status resistances.resistances against ''everything''.
11th Jun '17 9:42:46 PM BillyMT
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** [[CuttingTheKnot Or, you know,]] [[CordonBleughChef try to make sashimi out of scrap metal...]]
** Once you get a Chemist License and the workstation to make your own medicines, you can try to [[ElementsDoNotWorkThatWay distill a fish]] or any other item to purposefully fail, resulting in the chemical equivalent of Failed Dishes, the Object X. You can take it as a blow against your budding career as a successful apothecary, or you can accept that you just discovered how to concoct a powerful, debilitating, and very cheap poison that can make anything [[ContractualBossImmunity short of bosses]] a cakewalk, even on Hard difficulties.
*** You can also brew a few doses for your own consumption before [[TraumaInn going to bed]]. It takes a while but it's a guaranteed way to build your own status resistances.
** Mealy Apples. They are rare drops from a hidden enemy that only appears during a Tornado on a specific location. Does even worse things to you than what a Failed Dish would if you try to eat them. If used for upgrading your equipments, it actually ''reverses'' the effects of the previously used material. But if said previous material was a vial of the above-mentioned Object X...!
11th Jun '17 6:28:37 PM BillyMT
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* TheCameo: Raven and Barrett both visit Selphia regularly.

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* TheCameo: Raven [[VideoGame/RuneFactory3 Raven]] and Barrett [[VideoGame/RuneFactory2 Barrett]] both visit Selphia regularly.regularly. You can even make an Order to make them visit every day.
** Also [[VideoGame/RuneFactory Mistress Trupin]], if you look past her standard villager appearance.
6th Apr '17 12:18:53 PM Noraneko
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* TagAlongKid: Lest/Frey can take their child into dungeons with them.

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* TagAlongKid: Lest/Frey can take their child into dungeons with them. One part of the map requires the player's spouse and child tagging along.


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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Depending on the player's pace, [[spoiler:''Ventuswill herself'' can be this. It can be a little hard to get emotional about her disappearing at the end considering the player can easily speed through the parts of the game when she's conscious and drag on parts where she's not, leading to minimal contact and relationship development.]]
15th Mar '17 9:09:42 AM DannWoolf
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* PrecisionFStrike: In the end of the second arc. Not an F-bomb, exactly, but the protagonist certainly haS some choice words for the Big Bad.

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* PrecisionFStrike: In the end of the second arc. Not an F-bomb, exactly, but the protagonist certainly haS has some choice words for the Big Bad.
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