I just visited "Tier induced Scrappy" and found this:
"some even link Ewan together with this despite Magikarp Power and his Est Status"
Which doesn't quite fly, as his so called Magikarp Power still doesn't make him anywhere near useful or powerful at any point. Magikarp Power does not really work for any of the Rookies, since they are all very subpar units even when fully trained.
", and that the "Recommended" path for him is to make him a Druid or Summoner due to the fact that you already got a mage and couldn't possibly have any use for a mage knight or sage when you already got Lute and L'Arachel doing those jobs for you."
And... yet more incorrect claims. The recommended path for Ewan is Pupil->Mage->Mage Knight. Why? Several reasons.
2. Con equal to the Druid(admittedly slightly lower speed though).
3. Can use spells without speed loss before final stage, and with more power in comparison to weight.
4. Will have better weapon levels, since you want him to use anima anyway.
Druids in FE 8
are pretty much just a Sage with another sprite, and a bad class(shaman)instead of a decent one(mage). Hence Druid is NOT recommended just because Lute does both the Sage and the Mage Knight better.
Summoner would perhaps stand a chance if the class wasn't stuck with horrible attack choices, worse stats than the druid, and in this case horrible summons(Knoll's being much better).
Summary of this point: Just because Sage Lute>Sage Ewan or Mage Knight Lute>Mage Knight Ewan, that does not mean Mage Knight Ewan isn't>Druid Ewan and Summoner Ewan.
It's worth noting that L'Arachel actually do have Magikarp Power, with exemplary stats if she's trained, unlike Ewan, though.
"Admittedly, Knoll's stats are pretty bad, especially an indecently low Luck score. It's generally accepted that you should make Knoll a Summoner and Ewan a Druid, in part because Ewan already has a head start in Anima magic (the Druid's secondary magic type) when he promotes to Druid and partly because Ewan's summons aren't as strong as Knoll's for some reason. "
Knoll is indeed recommended to go summoner- actually, to be promoted right of the bat so he can heal, and thus send summons instead of fighting since he'd die instantly, even if you leveled him up.
But again, Ewan's recommended path is Mage Knight.
I'd say that page needs an edit.
Just a small annoyance, but still worth backing up my stance on.
Other than that... nice to talk to you all! ^_^
I personally prefer Radiant Dawn out of the FE's released over here in Europe, but I wish they'd kept the supports interesting and not just: "Hi how are you" "Fine"
And they did that to the game with the character that I looked forward to using (Sanaki)...
edited 19th Nov '09 5:16:24 AM by RWB