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* Once you understand how to uses them in army battles, the [[PettingZooPeople Beavers]] prove to be quite lethal: it is entirely possible to sink 40-50% of the ships with the one beaver unit: that means that more than 6.000 trained soldiers where slaughtered by ''one hundred'' armed beavers: you don't [[LethalJokeCharacter mess with Falena's Beaver]].

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* Once you understand how to uses them in army battles, the [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan Beavers]] prove to be quite lethal: it is entirely possible to sink 40-50% of the ships with the one beaver unit: that means that more than 6.000 trained soldiers where slaughtered by ''one hundred'' armed beavers: you don't [[LethalJokeCharacter mess with Falena's Beaver]].


** Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team duo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Flowing Rune) while Jeane has the non-removable Charm Rune (meh) and can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to completely nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.

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** Zerase and Jeane Levi become the best tag team duo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Flowing Rune) while Jeane Levi has the non-removable Charm Rune (meh) and can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness two free slots to do whatever he wishe swith - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to completely nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. spells. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.


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* Raven's unique Raven Rune grants him 100% evasion to all physical attacks while in a dungeon. And yes, this even includes "outdoor" dungeons like Waterfall Basin and the final ruins. Give him a Firefly Rune and watch enemies desperately try to even hurt him while you pummel them to death.


** Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team duo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Resurrection Rune) while Jeane has the non-removable Charm Rune (meh) and can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to completely nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.

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** Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team duo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Resurrection Flowing Rune) while Jeane has the non-removable Charm Rune (meh) and can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to completely nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.


** Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team suo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Resurrection Rune) while Jeane can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.

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** Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team suo duo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Resurrection Rune) while Jeane has the non-removable Charm Rune (meh) and can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to completely nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.

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**Zerase and Jeane become the best tag team suo in the game with these. Zerase starts with the powerful Star Rune and has a second slot free for whatever suits your fancy (Such as a Resurrection Rune) while Jeane can utilize her third slot for all manner of brokenness - Rage for raw damage, Cyclone to heal the party and damage foes at the same time, or Mother Earth to nullify enemy spells. Her innate Rune Sage skill lets you change up strategies in the field, too. Basically, once they're both up to speed, the rest of your party becomes little more than glorified human shields.

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* The Elemental Sword Runes are extremely useful as a way to keep a character on his or her element, which greatly increases their performance.


* Using the fourth spell of the water rune, and the fourth spell of the wind rune in the same turn created a powerful attack that damaged all enemies, including bosses and fully healed your party at the same time! To say this was overpowered would be an understatement, and it only gets better when you realize that there is a stronger version of each elemental rune, and using the final version of the water and wind rune's last spells made this even more powerful.

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* Using the fourth spell of the water rune, rune and the fourth spell of the wind rune in the same turn created a powerful attack that damaged all enemies, including bosses bosses, and fully healed your party at the same time! To say this was overpowered would be an understatement, and it only gets better when you realize that there is a stronger version of each elemental rune, and using the final version of the water and wind rune's last spells made this even more powerful.


* One name stands above all. His name is [[spoiler:Lazlo, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'']]. Simply put, when you start a new game in Tactics and load data with ''IV'' [[spoiler:with Lazlo surviving]], recruit him and send him out to the battlefield. [[spoiler:Remember how his Rune of Punishment was balanced in ''IV'' by draining some of his HP with every spell cast? Well now it doesn't. Instead it ''heals him'' with every spell cast.]] You won't be disappointed that you even played the previous game.

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* One name stands above all. His name is all: [[spoiler:Lazlo, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'']]. Simply put, when you start By starting a new game in Tactics and load data with a [[OldSaveBonus Clear Data]] of ''IV'' [[spoiler:with Lazlo surviving]], the 108 Stars of Destiny recruited]], you can recruit him and send him out to in the battlefield.12th Chapter. [[spoiler:Remember how his Rune of Punishment was balanced in ''IV'' by draining some of his HP with every spell cast? Well now it doesn't. Instead it ''heals him'' with every spell cast.]] You won't be disappointed He also has good physical attacks and combination attacks on top of his overpowered rune.]]
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that you even played the previous game.he counts as a "plot-relevant character" (despite being just a guest), and thus cannot be permanently killed in battle.

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* The "Treasure Hunting Mini-game", as it lends you to rare equipment, a EncounterRepellant Rune and to high-level magic runes. The first Treasure map, that Rene gives you for free, leads you to a Rage Rune, a more powerful Fire Rune.


* Mounted units (Hugo + Fubar, Futch + Bright, Franz + Ruby) are the bests tanks of the game. You can load the monsters accessory slots with medicine and have them use it when necessary without wasting turns, as their rider will attack the enemy on the same turn anyway. The pairs also shares the total HP and attack power.

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* Mounted units (Hugo + Fubar, Fubar; Futch + Bright, Bright; Franz + Ruby) are the bests tanks of the game. You can load the monsters accessory slots with medicine and have them use it when necessary without wasting turns, as their rider will attack the enemy on the same turn anyway. The pairs also shares the total HP and attack power.


* Hugo mounted with Fubar is one of the strongest characters of this game. While he can't exactly out damage both Juan and Emily, he does have access to a second unit who can do anything while Hugo does all of the attacking. Simply give whatever consumable items at Fubar while Hugo does all of the work.

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* Mounted units (Hugo + Fubar, Futch + Bright, Franz + Ruby) are the bests tanks of the game. You can load the monsters accessory slots with medicine and have them use it when necessary without wasting turns, as their rider will attack the enemy on the same turn anyway. The pairs also shares the total HP and attack power.
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Hugo mounted with Fubar is one of the strongest characters of this game. While he can't exactly out damage both Juan and Emily, he does have access to a second unit who can do anything while Hugo does all of the attacking. Simply give whatever consumable items at Fubar while Hugo does all of the work.


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* Around the halfway point of the game [[spoiler: after you defeat your father General Teo]], you automatically recruit two swordsmen [[spoiler: Alen and Grenseal.]] They allow you to break the game in a few ways: first, they have incredibly good stats, being both proficient in physical and magic attacks. Second, they have a combination attack with Flik that can deal insane damage to a single target without any drawbacks such as unbalanced status. Third, they come with a '''Rage''' and '''Thunder''' rune permanently attached. Not only does this give you free access to the strongest AOE and single target magic of the game, due to both units' high magic growth you can utilize the Fire/Lightning combination attack to pretty much burn your way through the opposition.

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* Around the halfway point of the game [[spoiler: after you defeat your father General Teo]], you automatically recruit two swordsmen [[spoiler: Alen and Grenseal.]] They allow you to break the game in a few ways: first, they have incredibly good stats, being both proficient in physical and magic attacks. Second, they have a combination attack with Flik that can deal insane damage to a single target without any drawbacks such as unbalanced status.status (Flik is also a RequiredPartyMember for the final dungeon, so they can really make the final dungeon easier). Third, they come with a '''Rage''' and '''Thunder''' rune permanently attached. Not only does this give you free access to the strongest AOE and single target magic of the game, due to both units' high magic growth you can utilize the Fire/Lightning combination attack to pretty much burn your way through the opposition.

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* [[LightningBruiser Tir]] and his [[YourSoulIsMine Soul]] [[OneHitKill Eater]]. That is all.

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* In the first game, there are a couple of exploits for taking a detour from TheOneTrueSequence. Before going to the castle, go outside, alone, and run away from enemies until you find three [[{{Mooks}} BonBons]]. Easy kill, and hey, level 9! After that, you have a choice of going to Sarady either by yourself or with Ted. Go alone, you get the Fortune Rune (double EXP); go with Ted, you get the Prosperity Rune (double money).


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* Sheena can become one of these at higher levels, and there's also Georg Prime to consider.
** Killey, for the same reasons as Sheena, except he's even more powerful.
** Recruiting [[spoiler: the main character from the first game. The Soul Eater Rune is as awesome as ever.]]
** Because of [[http://suikodenbugfixes.wikispaces.com/Suikoden+II+Rune+Unite+Bug how the Rune Unites work]], one can place a [[MightyGlacier slower character]] in the first party slot to make the whole party cast up to ''five'' Rune Unites in one turn! Not bad for a game where mages are pretty useless by the late-game.
** Double-Beat rune, especially when compared with other runes or used by anyone with three rune slots. Add in Fury Rune and Double-Strike rune and you'll pretty much have a character who can get all, if not most action in battles. Even more so when you realize you can get Double Beat ''[[DiskOneNuke way early]]'' in the game, if the RandomNumberGod is merciful on you.

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