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  1. Gordin's great. One hard pill to swallow for people is that Snipers are actually really good in Book 2. 7 move in and outdoors with very light terrain penalties is just great and fliers are very prevalent all game making there effective damage always relevant. Not being able to retaliate at 1 range isn't such a big deal since enemies are usually very sparse. Having access to good 2 range also has some hidden benefits of being able to counter 1-2 range enemies with proper placement, something the sword locks have trouble with as their only weapon to do so is the Levin sword. Another not talked much about benefit of the Sniper is their Legendary weapon comes in Chapter 8. While it is true you can get the Legendary sword in Chapter 7/8/9 you miss out on a recruitment in doing so which locks you out of the perfect ending if you care about that. It's very beneficial to run 2 snipers because of all their benefits. FE3 is really nice about deployment so you absolutely have space for them. Gordin's only really competition for the slot of second Sniper is Ryan who starts at level 1 and has to fullfil as 400 exp gap and will likely need some starshard investment to be able to use the Parthia in a timely fashion. I've used Gordin in both a growths run and a 0% growths run and, while he performed better in the former due to inevitably having better stats, he was still solid in 0% growths through about C16 after which his damage started to fall off. If you skip the Falchion then both Gordin and Jeorge are very good candidates for weakening Medeus. As far as comparing Gordin to the rest of the cast. I'd say he's about on par with Jeorge, Ogma, and Navarre. All fill in the role of 7 move unit with good offense and light terrain penalties but Gordin also has the benefit of joining earlier than the other 3 and helps out with some of the earlier flier spam maps. He'll never be as good as the Non-Est Fliers or some of the really strong utility units like Wendell/Yuliya/Phina but he still fits pretty nicely in the upper echelon of the cast.
  2. https://serenesforest.net/thracia-776/miscellaneous/calculations/ Staff accuracy = [Staff accuracy + (4 x Skill)] % [maximum value is 99] This is incorrect. Staff accuracy caps at 100. I worked on a TAS run recently and can confirm this.
  3. Functionally in FE3 I've always found Cecil and Luke to be the cav pair with Rody as the third wheel since they are nearly identical in important stats.
  4. Dark Mages are promoted enemies in Thracia, they give promoted exp and even one of your units promotes into one.
  5. The goal of this run was to try and achieve the lowest turn count possible in this game using all tools the game has available and recruiting every unit along the way. This gives me free access to using move stars all game and enables units to level movement every level. Surprisingly the game doesn't completely devolve into being trivial but instead new strategies can open up that were not possible before to make several areas quite interesting in solving turn saves.
  6. I did some speed running for SDA way back in the day. I don't know if any of my runs are still up. I like speed running but it's just too time consuming for me to do anymore.
  7. Ok so I couldn't figure out how to decipher that RNG map you linked but I decided instead to map it myself. When I was looking into the games RNG I found the positions for 94 and 12 but they were located at positions 35 and 47. Not sure why there is a discrepancy there but upon testing it I confirmed those as being the correct positions so I'm going to roll with it. I should be able to develop a program to search these RNG strings for similarities and maybe find positions where Felgus can reliable hit through Great Shield. I'd also probably look into reliably getting a 2 star movement star or a 1 star movement star but I see that as unlikely to happen. Worth a shot though cause it could save a lot of time. Not sure what all strings would be relevant but if I can develop a program to solve this I should be able to get away with almost anything provided it doesn't take to long to find a reliable position. I definitely think Felgus is the best way to go about this. He costs no time to recruit, has reliable crit setups, and needs to be trained a little bit anyways so it makes sense. For avoiding the Hammerne on the fire sword a viable option may be to grab the fire sword in chapter 10. The armor is a little difficult to capture so I'll look into a reliable way of doing that. Might be worthwhile to grab the Armorslayer in chapter 3. Edit: Ok so I did some quick testing with the seeds and found 2 more points of interest. At position 270(If a reset is treated as position 1) the game always rolls a 9. This means this position could be used to get Felgus his magic proc as well as proc move stars on 2 star units. At position 641 the game always rolls a 0. This position could be used to get a move star on 1 star units as well as get a unit a move growth. It takes a decent amount of time to reach the latter point(As well as it being difficult to keep track of) so I don't know how helpful it would be. Edit2: Ok so I found out at certain positions I can get Fergus to get a success rate of 85-90% against the midgame bosses which is great. Against bosses that can counter he wants to attack from position 45 which can probably be setup.
  8. Ok so I was a little bored today and decided to look into some things. First thing I noticed is the runs use RNG manipulation which is kinda tricky in Thracia. Thracia's RNG relies on a timer that picks one of 64 different seeds. It's impossible for a human player to manipulate this. They appear to have calculated when the RNG from different seeds ends up lining up in order to get things like Safy's hammerne misses. I don't know if the runners have some tool publicly available but I would be able to code one up probably to find areas where RNG lines up across multiple seeds for other unreliable strats. Looking at the routes in general I think using Felgus would be optimal. Magu while having the faster run is almost 8 minutes behind ryuta after Manster. While he does make up this time a lot of that is due to ryuta doing some questionable strategies around the mid game like picking up the charge manual and Tina in 12x and recruiting Ced in 23 which ended up losing him all his time he saved compared to Magu. Felgus isn't an ideal boss killer but assuredly a route can be found where he's faster than all the time lost by getting Asbel. Felgus only struggles to kill the boss of 21 and 22. If he gets a single point in magic which could probably be easily rigged during the manster chapters he reliably kills the boss of 22. 21 boss would be the big issue here since he has 17 magic and 44 hp. I think Fliers can attack the boss here at one range so Dean or Eda can do it with the killer lance. Dean would be ideal but I think it might be better to ditch him since I don't see any reason save Linoan and she wastes a unit slot. Eda killing him has about a 50% chance of success so it might be possible to manipulate that to 100%. Also Another idea for the chapter 22 boss might be picking up Illios or Misha. This is tricky. The only way really do this to save time would be to manipulate move stars. And the only units that likely have a reliable enough move star rate that it wouldn't take too long to reliably manipulate would be Ronan, Sara, Perne, and Sleuf. Also Tina but I don't think recruiting her is worth the time cost. It certainly would be something to look into though. Sub 2 hours should be possible just looking at the mistakes made by both runners.
  9. Molotov did a run over on SpeedDemosArchive http://speeddemosarchive.com/FireEmblemThracia776.html It's segmented and much slower than magu's run but the western scene isn't completely devoid of life.
  10. I'm of the opinion that even under the worst set of pairings most kids will still be generally fine so this is a little tricky but it's a fun thought experiment. Adean: So Lana is basically impossible to screw over. The worst we can do for her is give her a physical dad so she has a slighly less than ideal magic growth. Lester is essentially trash regardless of pairing but we can screw him over even more if we take away inheritance and skills. Holyn and Claud offer both of these things but Claud is actually a good pairing for both of these units imo for Lana's staff rank and Lester's Res stat so Holyn is the worst. Ayra: Again really hard to mess these kids up since they are essentially the same regardless of dad. Their only stats that are really relevant are strength and defense so we want a dad that minimizes these so Lewyn, Azel, and Claud. Lewyn gives skills so he's a no go and Claud gives a good res growth so Azel it is. Lachesis: This is a tough one. The only stats that really matter on these two is strength which will always be good. Even if you were to screw Dairmuid out of inheritance he would still be able to pick up a weapon in chapter 6 inherited through Seliph or Larcei and patch himself right up so that doesn't matter. They would like pursuit but it's not a requirement at all. Worst I can do is Arden. Sylvia: Uh... Stats don't matter for these two like at all. Skills don't matter either. Someone brought up charge earlier as a way to kill them but considering charge only procs at > 24 hp that's super unlikely to happen. The only thing I can think of is getting Lene no way to exploit the Arena which isn't even the worst deal. Jamke I guess. Erin: Ced wants a magic dad so the worst we can do to him is give him a physical dad so he has low base magic. Fee's stats generally don't matter but I guess low bulk would be a problem. I guess Midayle for the subpar bulk on Fee and the bad magic. Tailto: Tinni is a late game staff bot so having her do poorly in the arena would be the only bad thing you could do to her. Problem is that she has wrath so that's pretty much impossible. I guess just don't give her Lex. Arthur is also kinda hard since I could still see him being decent filler with a physical dad though he'll be your worst promoted Cav. Bargain would help Tinni so I guess Noish is all I have left. Briggid: I'm sorta out of bad dad's at this point. Faval is bad regardless of dad but I guess not giving him charge would be good. Patty only wants to clear the arena so I think the worst here would be Claud. It's worth noting that Holyn is like the worst dad for half the cast.
  11. Final Chapter is here: And the ending: Total number of Levels(Experience): 1027(A) Total number of Turns(Tactics): 154(A) Total number of Losses(Combat): 1(A) Total number of units lost(Survival): 0(A) Total: A
  12. Chapter 10: Not too different from standard LTC strats. I do use Buttface though to try and make Arvis more reliable, there still only has somewhere between a 5 and 10% chance of success but it's way better than the 0.2% or whatever the original strat used.
  13. Chapter 9: Wooh it's great to know my theory for this chapter ended up working out. I thought an 11 turn was possible for a while but I wasn't able to get any proof of it until now. Charlot also hit level 9 so he should be able to cap by the final and Julia did cap this chapter so that's cool. I'm probably going to end up overshooting my level estimate by about 20 levels or so but that's fine.
  14. Chapter 8: This maps kinda poorly laid out. It's just two straight lines and as a result there is no incentive for me to not use Seliph to solve every problem. All my units are looking pretty good though, especially on money, and Fee hit her benchmarks for chapter 9 finally.
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