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  1. Must have remembered the stats wrong. They still have similar roles anyway and the list is unordered so I doubt it makes too much of a difference. I could put Alois higher though. For some units like Caspar, AM Hilda and Ingrid and Linhardt it is worth it.
  2. Yeah that makes sense. I'd put Seteth higher than Manuela.
  3. I think they are virtually similar as I think both units don't usually don't need good battalions on them to kill. Alois is a good deal slower and has less skill than Caspar which is why I rank him lower. D authority with Caspar is good enough for peg co although Alois's higher Authority is better. Besides, Byleth will take better advantage of Cichol Wyvern Co anyway as she can hit OHKO range. I'm conflicted more so for the ordering of the list. I'd like Seteth to be higher than Manuela but at the same time, warp utility looks quite a bit better.
  4. They have similar uses as mid-early lategame Wyverns so I placed them in the same list. I haven't ordered my tier list yet as I am still conflicted about some placements(mByleth and Claude, Seteth and Manuela for example).
  5. I was being hyperbolic. His bad bases are "fixed" by late recruitment and because of his high strength(highest of any VW recruit), Killer Axe+ and Smash are quite reliable. You don't need a lance rank for WR and grinding up relevant weapon ranks for him isn't that difficult. Just change his focus to flying and authority for D authority. I wrote at the top that the list was entirely for Golden Deer. Linhardt recruitment can once again be cheesed with the B support trick and you don't need to get him super early anyway, just before chapter 12 or 11 is fine for him anyway. Alert Stance+ is so good as it allows units to cleave through enemies without the threat of being killed on EP. It is a poor man's BV and BW on Claude since he lacks BV.
  6. Maddening encourages juggernauting with 3-4 good units and not having a spread out army, instead replacing them with cross houses/church units. Considering the fact that you will be able to clear turns in 2-4 turns, Physic isn't nearly as useful as you think. Skipping maps ENTIRELY is far more useful than getting more exp since you avoid the dangerous combat and while exp isn't plentiful, 3-4 units would definitely get more than enough exp on Maddening. Plus gardening and cooking help alleviate "low stats". Nemesis is the only boss who at lower levels may be a threat and even then pumping Lysithea full of Magic Herbs and using Luna would wreck him. at lower levels. Aux battles, if they are considered (it seems like they are), can provide exp and ore and class exp so going through maps quickly isn't even discouraged that way.
  7. I brought the trick up because you said that Linhardt is too hard to recruit not because it is unique to him. Recruitment is a non issue for almost everyone. Rallies on both Byleth and Claude are extremely helpful and it is better to have them than not to have them. Also again, more warp is always better.
  8. You do know that you can just keep his focus and goals in Armor and Authority to get Smite and rally strength(D rank btw) right? You also don't need to only have one Rally user. That's like saying that one doesn't need another WL because Byleth is already one. It's not like there is a cap on units you can use with a certain skill. Plus, you just need to have proper positioning for Raphael. Linhardt is just better than Mercedes because of warp and if Restore was such a big deal, Flayn, an autorecruit, gets it. Hell Physic is learnt by Marianne as well. It's not like they end up being too useful anyway considering that you can end maps in 1-2 turns. Recruiting Linhardt is easy with the B support recruitment trick and Ferdinand can be picked up early on by speccing into armor which isn't too bad considering that Weight -3 is a good filler skill and monastery stuff speeds it up significantly.
  9. Raphael has rally strength and easy access to Smite which is more useful than another Physic bot and Fortify is not nearly good enough for her. Mages in this game have terrible movement so unless they offer Rescue or Warp they aren't too great. Killing people is not a big achievement either considering that Wyverns already murder people. Restore utility can also be replicated by Linhardt. Alois, Caspar and Cyril I count as lower as than Raphael as they are just filler units who can be replaced with Seteth, or Ferdinand. OP said that they don't value warp too highly which is why I dropped her a little bit although I would still rate her as an A tier character personally. Claude is worse than mByleth because mByleth can easily grind up weapon ranks for anything. Also Barbarossa is also not always better than WL whose higher strength and Alert Stance make it more useful.
  10. Flayn was mostly because of adjutant stuff but eh, you could drop her a little bit to b tier if you aren't too obsessed with going fast. Mercedes I don't really like because a lot of people can replicate physic but I think I can definitely put her at bottom or middle of B tier. I agree with Byleth being better than Claude because of what you said and weapon ranks. I overrated Annette but I still think she is pretty good and should be B tier. I think undervaluing warp is a bit strange because even on a non LTC route, warp still allows you to skip most maps as they usually are defeat the boss maps. Chapter 5 and 6 for example are made MUCH easier with warp but I think it's fine to drop Manuela a bit. Linhardt I still think should be A tier because he has a good faith spell list for healing and warp is just a cherry on the top for him. Now I like Caspar more because he is quite like AM Hilda in that he has a monstrous base and a high axe base when recruited late so he can make a good filler Wyvern. The way I go about Maddening is that I funnel most exp into 3 excellent units and the rest goes to filler units which is why I usually find Ashe being pretty bad.
  11. The reason I criticise Russia more is because not only did it actually decriminalise domestic violence, it also is ranked number 1 for domestic violence and sexual harassment, and it is reverting to old practices under the Orthodox Church. It also doesn't help that Russia also uses backwards Islamic law in respect to women (wife-beating and honour killings still persist in Russia). Hell, even immigration is hard for women and you require 3 male witnesses for a rape case. I can't imagine any country willing to support Russia but here we are with only Sweden trying to do something against it.
  12. I'd argue that FE7 crew is kind of weak because they struggled to take down a Fire Dragon while Roy and his gang took down many War Dragons. I'm surprised no one brings up Chrom because he is also stupidly powerful. Byleth is pretty powerful and maybe the 4th strongest or 5th strongest, being bested by Ike, Sigurd, and maybe Roy or Chrom
  13. I'm not particularly surprised that the US got entranced with populism so quickly considering that unlike Europe, they hadn't really experienced a populist leader going bad or the full brunt of a war on their border from a foreign power either. I do agree that Democrats are a hell of a lot better than Trump but I feel annoyed at the fact that they don't really show methods of implementation of stuff like Public Healthcare or university funds. As someone who has family in the US and hopes to study there, these policies would affect more than just the current generation and showing methods of implementing them would be a great step to get public interest in these policies up. Tribalism has started every where (even here to an extent) and being seen as right has become more important to people than doing the right thing. Republicans are especially guilty of this with trying to demonise immigrants and first hating the gay community to then supporting it for brownie points. It does suck that people aren't really challenging Trump and by proxy Republican bs because a lot of stuff Trump does and supports is quite scary. Did you know that that most right wingers (looking mostly at Sargon, PJW, and PragerU) praise Russia for "owning the libs" and "feminist SJWs" when in actuality, it is worse to be a woman in Russia than in Saudi Arabia?
  14. I meant moreso in terms of the time when the Elites reigned supreme. Later on they got phased out so I think thats why usage of Sothis over Goddess became less prevalent. Besides, referring to a God by their given name often seems disrespectful iirc. Edit: Sorry for the vast change to my original response I changed my view really rapidly lol.
  15. Again this is just speculation but the reason I think they always just say Goddess is to prevent people from getting reminded of anything related to her massacre. Your view does make more sense however considering she has no qualms about revealing her name or the name of the 4 Saints.
  16. I'm fairly certain Rhea started the religion because she wanted to promote and remember Sothis after her death and using the Elites who were really powerful was a great way of doing that. It also allowed her to hide the fact that the relics were bones of her siblings and crests are just Nabatean blood. I'm also fairly certain that Rhea just spares the descendants of the Elites who probably fell in battle because doing so would have gone against the teachings of Sothis and probably to appease their descendants who controlled vast amounts of land. But this speculation on my part.
  17. Forgive me for making this long and oft repeated analogy and my strange english but I believe Trump is rather like the Nazis in that while they weren't extremely popular with a majority of the citizens of their country but in their fringe minority, they are really, really popular because takes his stupid policies and he runs with it, while stealing the credit from administrations that actually improved lives for the people(the economy Trump inherited from Obama fixed the Bush Administration's faults, much like how Chancellor Brunning of Germany fixed the effects of the Depression on Germany but the Nazis stole his credit). Hell, he is even supporting dictatorial powers like Saudi Arabia and Russia while attacking his allies in NATO for not contributing funds for conflicts USA starts. He relies to much on making policies that really should be bipartisan and not political in the first place (the environment, discrimination of LGBTQ+ based on religion) into partisan topics. It also helps him immensely that despite his horrible political and business acumen, he has vast riches to fund his campaigns. He has successfully brainwashed his voter-base into believing he gives a damn about them when he just cares about lining his pockets. He even has acted more aggressive in Iran as an election strategy. Democrats themselves are also guilty of this and they are just as bad as Republicans for not challenging them properly and for being obsessed with safe elections. Believing that any political party would come to its senses is absurd unfortunately because of the inherent problems with First Past the Post and the current political climate favours more radical views than moderate views (UKIP forcing the Labour Party in UK to become more conservative for example). Honestly though it is kind of amusing seeing US politics as a foreigner.
  18. That is true. I often don't have to deal with this nonsense of toxic people but that doesn't mean they don't exist and they do really harm a game and it's community's reputation.
  19. I spoke out my ass for that. Sorry for the brain fart. RD did nerf cavalry hard.
  20. Fire Emblem is quite a big series despite jokes of it being weeb chess. 3H sold over 2 million copies in 3 months so I think for sure it is big (this is also ignoring the fact that it won Player's Choice and Heroes exists). In Japan FE is one of the most popular series and it has started to get a sizeable audience even in USA because of Awakening and Fates. In TRPG subgenre it wouldn't be an over estimation to say that it ranks up there with the likes of XCOM. Now comparing it to traditional Nintendo franchises is unfair because FE really got a foothold in 2012 but I digress. I do agree that a large community does attract... toxic people to say the least (*cough* Smash *cough*) but that isn't to say that a large community is entirely disadvantageous. Consistent game releases, some bonus DLC for players, Cipher cards and real life events are neat bonuses that you can't really see with a smaller community (Rivals of Aether being one of the few exceptions to this rule). Besides, a larger community means more people to communicate to about this series and I always see that as a win.
  21. Addressing the Master Tactician Claude thing. I really doubt that Claude himself believes that which is why Byleth is the primary tactician. The Tactician thing imo is just a label given to him which he doesn't care for too much.
  22. I know this may sound like heresy but personally, I believe that Genealogy would really benefit from an overhaul in the story because of NES limitations and generally a weird execution of its core themes. The plot is amazing in theory but it falls off in execution. Some balancing may be nice like giving all infantry units +1 movement because mounts are just superior to them, more weapons, better axes or only 1 equipable ring and I think that other gameplay changes should be limited because normal trading would break the game. I'd find it nice if they also more clearly expressed things like love points to newbies but I think that would happen either way.
  23. This is entirely for VW and I'd be quite happy to discuss my rankings with others! I'd argue that Caspar/Cyril aren't meme units on VW due to being a pretty okay filler wyvern if your Ingrid turns out bad because of decent bases and little investment except for flying for going Wyvern. Hanneman isn't really worthy of B tier imo due to how much effort needs to be put into him for him to reach Meteor. Manuela could be low A or top of B+ because of Warp but I don't know how practical this may be. Linhardt is basically better Manuela so I'd say middle of A tier for him. Annette is definitely a B tier unit because of how broken her personal and rallies are and I think Dorothea, much like Hanneman is quite awful. I'd make the following tier list for VW: S tier: f-Byleth Claude m-Byleth A+ tier: Lysithea Hilda Catherine A tier: Marianne Leonie Linhardt Flayn Manuela Seteth Shamir B+ tier: Ingrid Sylvain Felix Petra Ferdinand Raphael Ignatz B tier: Cyril Caspar Alois Annette C+ tier: Lorenz Ashe Bernie C tier: Mercedes Hanneman Dorothea
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