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Huh. The only one of those I picked up on was Anna, but then again, I've only played Awakening for any real length of time.
Just finished the Kiria sidequest where you fight Bord and Cord. The "Charm the boss to expose weaknesses" was interesting, though I must admit I was a tad worried that the Charm would wear off way too soon; the Ancient of Days fight from Shin Megami Tensei IV still haunts me with bad memories of Brand wearing off right before the boss fully heals himself.
I should be getting close to the end of Chapter 4. Hopefully the boss fight doesn't kick my ass.
I thought that one was pretty difficult.
I ended up grinding to 45 and had to buy Mirrors since they were one hitting me.
Also with the +1 Carnages, should I be going back though all of my old weapons to make sure I grab all of the skills again?
Or is this something I'm meant to only use with new weapons?
I don't remember what I did with the Wii U version, but this time I tried, got my butt kicked, did some leveling, and for round 2, I charmed both on the first turn. On turn 2, I had Itsuki Strike A Pose, then wailed on them.
There was no turn 3.
Reforging a Carnage multiple times is good for getting rare skills maxed out, and something tells me that even early weapons have good skills hiding in the later skill slots, even though the guide I use says all weapons only have 5 skills total. (Also, reforging a Carnage does increase its attack, although there is apparently a limit to how much a single Carnage can grow.)
Then again, while the guide I use is comprehensive, it's far from complete; for example, they only have enemy data for Hard mode. And only for the Prologue and Chapter 1, at that!
Edited by Hunter1 on Feb 3rd 2020 at 4:27:11 AM
Give Me is the best damn song in the game, so catchy
Hmm, I guess I'll play it by ear.
It makes sense to have some decent stuff in the earlier weapons.
After all there no point in getting Agi +9 when I could be going for extra damage on Agilao.
There's also an achievement for each character for getting a carnage to +3 so there's also that the think about.
Oh, and as some who has manage to +9 a weaker skill out of curiosity, no it is not better than it's upgraded form when +9.
Edit: The caranages will stop getting attack once they hit +9 unless you get that random prompt to use more star performa in which case it's attack will increase slightly.
Edited by MachThreeSlug on Feb 4th 2020 at 1:41:58 AM
Here's something neat I discovered while playing; Tiki will session off any kind of magic attack, as long as it hits a weak point first, meaning Dark and Light moves are suddenly much more viable.
Edited by drac0blade on Feb 3rd 2020 at 9:00:04 AM
Beat it. Honestly hard wasn't that hard. Not sure if I'll do Lunatic later, but either way it was fun.
Oh, I highly recommend Lunatic mode. I played it on the Wii U version, and it was a whole different experience.
For a real challenge, though, I'd recommend starting a new file instead of New Game +, because that mode allows you to upgrade your weapons from the very beginning. Of course, you will miss some New Game + features, so keep that in mind.
And finished the game in exactly 4 weeks!
I really enjoyed it. Interestingly I think I enjoyed the game more as it went on. I had a total of about 45-46 hours at the end, and about 16 of those were in the past two days.
I didn't originally plan on doing all of the Requests + EX/-El skills. But I ended up having a good enough time I decided to do them before the final boss.
I actually like what happens with Itsuki in the end. It makes a lot of sense for him to step into a support role. Even if it doesn't mesh super well with him being the Lord character.
During the final Opera I did think they could have picked literally any other cast member to be the main character and they'd have been more interesting.
With how Itsuki works, might as well say that Chrom ended up as Robin's Stand.
Edited by Blueace on Feb 14th 2020 at 8:25:14 AM
Hey, they did an Honest Trailer for TMS.
As someone who really likes the game, I gotta say it's pretty accurate.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Mirage who shows up to your birthday party, says, "My presence is my present," hits on your girlfriend, eats your food, drinks your booze, tells you his parties are better, and doesn't understand why everyone hates him.
But seriously, that's a different Lorenz.
I'm aware, I just find the Name-Share hilarious, and that post made me realize that.
Time for some helpful advice from MachThreeSlug:
Use items. No, seriously. They help a lot. I just cleared the Bord and Cord battle while 9 levels below the recommend amount all thanks to 3 well timed attack mirrors and an attack buff.
There's nothing funnier than seeing a Mirage Golem do a dramatic body slam attack just for a big fat "0 damage dealt" to pop up afterwards. XD
Fight smarter, not stronger kids.
Edited by MachThreeSlug on Mar 26th 2020 at 1:23:29 AM
Definitely. Attack and Magic mirrors can save your bacon, especially on higher difficulties.
Plus, it's really satisfying to watch Gangrel and Excellus kill themselves with their own attacks.
As a Shin Megami Tensei player, I find myself not using Attack or Magic Mirrors super often because I'm so used to bosses having some way to get around them, like a passive that lets them pierce through the Mirrors, an Almighty attack that isn't affected by the Mirrors, or a bullshit insta-kill move to punish you for using Mirrors.
Thankfully, there's nothing like that here — which is probably why they're pretty costly, and you can only have five of each. There are a few enemies who are immune to, or are even healed by, their own attacks, but for the most part it's fine.
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