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  1. So Nihil and Wrath would be best then? Nihil would prevent Luna from going off, and Wrath could maybe compensate for misses when Ike's health gets low enough. Since I'm playing hard mode, the reinforcements will be two halberdiers and a bishop, all of which Mist could probably take care of if I put a bit of work into her in time. Yep. Like the other dude said, 9 damage per hit with capped strength, and then BK also has Renewal, which maxes standard damage output (no skills) to 12 per turn. I'm kind of reluctant to rely on Aether again, since I'll need to be constantly healing Ike because Luna made things more problematic than they needed to be. Well then, Nihil+Wrath it is, then.
  2. I've started a Hard run on this game, and I've reached the part where Ike gets promoted to a Lord. Last time I played the Nados Castle chapter (27?), it was a couple of repeated attempts to kill the Black Knight because I was relying on Aether. I had thought to run Resolve+Wrath on Ike, only for the game info on this site to tell me you get the Resolve scroll on that very chapter. What skills are generally more reliable? Wrath+Nihil (for Luna), or just try my luck with Aether again? Or any other ideas?
  3. Chrom married Sumia and Tharja married Gaius. I haven't decided on parents for the other daughters, but I'm definitely not going with a mage build for them. Would it be best to marry Cynthia/Lucina or Noire?
  4. I plan on trying Apotheosis soon, but I want to prepare as best as possible first. Morgan definitely has a spot on my team because of her amazing versatility. For a mage build, should I go with Emmeryn for her high magic modifier, or Aversa for a slightly lower modifier with Shadowgift?
  5. Morgan is incredibly diverse and open to just about any role. Very universal and flexible, and can fulfill any given role (except, of course, dancing) with the proper parent. So I give her a solid 10.
  6. Oh my, now that you mention it, they ARE. Stahl is always hungry, Cherche is a cook with a motherly personality. But I suppose it works better for Yarne and Gerome in the game too. I'll definitely consider it.
  7. Thank you for catching that. My bad :P I was thinking of using Iote's Shield, but Bowbreaker probably would help Cynthia offensively as well. Thank you again for throwing that out there.
  8. I'm still a bit preoccupied with how some pairings will work in the long run, so before I go through with them, I wanted to get some opinions on them to be able to optimize the children's capabilities for Apotheosis. Who my MU will marry is still a big gray area because Morgan is incredibly diverse, so the mother can potentially be another future child for stat optimization, or someone for skill purposes, such as Lucina for Aether (and high speed) or Aversa for Shadowgift. Chrom x Sumia* Gaius x Tharja* Kellam x Nowi Vaike x Lissa Stahl x Panne Virion x Olivia Libra x Maribelle Donnel x Sully Lon'qu x Cordelia Frederick x Cherche Ricken x Miriel *already married
  9. Well then. Surprisingly I missed Kellam's birthday. But I got me a nice Celica's Gale out of Libra's birthday! Happy birthday, o hot androgynous trap.
  10. Gareth. He can't survive a turn in the Tower of Guidance because several spirits gang up on him and each one can double him easily for heavy damage every time. Ena may have terrible offenses, but unlike Gareth, she can actually survive in the tower and be put to use as a support unit with her Blood Tide skill. I found Ena to be really useful because of that so I don't really get why people talk so much smack about her and not Gareth. Oh, and oddly, she doesn't get one-shotted by Ashera like Gareth does either. Although I will agree that she does indeed suck in Path of Radiance. On my first play, I gave up on repeatedly beating the chapter just to beat the Black Knight, and so I ended up with Ena. Terrible stats contradicting the expected marvel of a dragon. Nasir wasn't very good either, but at least he was usable, but I digress.
  11. I used her during my first play, and while her stats weren't particularly excellent, she was still quite usable. She was a rather tanky for a paladin, and to top all it off, she has Canto. Canto is the reason mounted units are so good in the Tellius games.
  12. Depends on whether or not you're doing an LTC challenge or anything similar. Other than that, a few of them tend to be terrible due to low growths, and sometimes low base stats as well. Sothe and Titania are actually good in Radiant Dawn (they have great base stats too), and definitely usable because of the implementation of a 3rd tier, but Titania is only decent in PoR (not awful statwise like a true Jeigan) and Fredrick can become as good as most other characters because of the limitless reclassing. Seth managed to keep up fairly well on my second Sacred Stones play, so I can't call him bad. Jagen is just absolutely horrid. His base stats are nothing special, his growths are simply laughable, nor is he versatile in any way because of the lack of rescuing in the Archanea series. You can use him to weaken enemies in the max difficulty to help everyone else, but that's about it. I'm not far enough in Holy War to say anything about Oifey yet. Arran is sadly the same. As for Marcus, he's basically the prime example of a jeigan from the first part of my comment. Statwise, he's just super weak in FE6.
  13. Augh god, they certainly did a good job of emulating his stats as a Jeigan as well. So... low. Compared to the makeshift Cain and Abel, at least. I guess reading too much into anything is just one of my bad habits.
  14. I only got Awakening about a few weeks ago, bought a couple of DLCs, but I'm kind of curious as to what people think regarding why Micaiah is a Dark Mage and why she has Shadowgift. My theory is that as the priestess of Yune, she's attuned with chaos, which is commonly associated with evil. And I'm guessing that her "underhanded and dirty" act was pretty much everything she did when Daein took part in the war between Begnion and the Laguz Alliance like attacking retreating troops and her dumping oil on Sanaki's pegasus knight guards? I would just like to know what others think. Or whatever's been confirmed that I haven't heard.
  15. Fire Emblem has always given me this sense of respect for the dead in this world that does little to impede mockery of the dead, and sometimes even favors it. It was kinda sad to have to kill Selena and meanwhile, on Eirika's route, Glen gets killed off. Grado just goes morally downhill when they take in the 3 new generals, especially Caellach in my opinion. Oh gods, THAT thing. Sometimes you can't help but wonder about the creation of the morphs though. Kishuna in particular is an example of how erratic they can come out. Denning would seem that much more creepy if you had to deal with him in person though. LIke, just imagine a random pallid, yellow-eyed zombie-like archer just trying to shoot you to death with his bow while mindlessly and repeatedly uttering "This is a message from Lord Nergal. I await you on Dread Isle." I find it hard to believe people can deny that to be creepy as hell, an encounter with Denning in the flesh, I mean.
  16. Efficiency varies with the motive a player wants to achieve, be it a low turn count game or just a simple, casual run. Whether tiering is based on a statistical average of stats, opinions, or other factors, I honestly don't know, but no tier list is perfect. A character deemed to be low-tiered could easily turn out RNG blessed, or a high tier character could be RNG screwed. You also have to bear in mind that tier lists are generated by people, and where there are people, chances are, the list author's bias toward specific characters can easily be incorporated into the list, or perhaps even the author's luck with the RNG system for better or worse could be as well. For example, many lists I've seen tend to bash on Micaiah a lot for her low speed and fragility, but on my first run of RD, her speed turned out decent (but not bad enough to get doubled by everything like others claim), and you do have to admit that compared to Rapiers (or other similar weapons), Thani is particularly efficient due to it being able to deal magical rather than physical damage. Personally, I don't care for tier lists, but I know that while some are based off of trivial reasons like the ones I specified, there are some based off of cold, hard facts as to a character's efficiency. A good tier list requires a player to have experimented with every character of a particular game at least once rather than forsaking them as benchwarmers. My example of this was with Lucia, who was quite useful and grew fairly well in the Hawk Army chapters and the Tower of Guidance (no babying or nepotism involved, unless giving her the Adept ability from Aimee's bargains counts) regardless of how many tier lists tend to place her in low tiers. Not only must stats, ability to tank, damage output, or other basic things be taken into account, but also other forms of tactical utility such as Canto or Tanith's Reinforce skill. Efficiency varies with not only basic tactical utility, but more importantly, consistent applicability of a character's tactical utility. Like I said, depending on the player's motive, a character's tactical utility should be flexibly applicable, and sometimes even sporadically applicable in certain situations.
  17. The identity of FE7 lords' wives can vary between Ninian, Fiora, and Lyn (Roy's potential mothers) and Florina, Farina, and Lyn (LIlina's potential mothers).
  18. I haven't played Awakening yet either, but she certainly looks creepy (and not to mention cranky). I heard that apparently she's like the 3rd most popular of all FE characters regardless of the fact that she threatens to kill you in your sleep. Izuka is disturbing in both character and appearance. Are you crazy? Oliver is the epitome of beauty. Jk, and Valtome reminds me too much of some cross-dresser from a novela my grandma watches. I can't look at him without this sudden impulse to laugh my butt off, but yes he is hideous. A lot of people seem to be interpreting "disturbing" with respect to character and others to appearance. I suppose I should have been a bit more specific. Even so, I did get fascinating feedback. So you never found a single character hideous in character nor looks? Rajaion's tragic reduction to a common mount was definitely a show of sadism. Just as sadistic, if not worse, was how he just let Ena wallow in despair knowing this and deliberately keeping her away from him regardless of the fact that she and Nasir were the only reason he was able to get a hold of the medallion. Ashnard is, overall, a demented psychopath given the events that transpire in PoR and his explained past in RD.
  19. Valter was my first Fire Emblem creeper. He was atrocious. Thracia and Genealogy of the Holy War, I still haven't played yet, but I will if I manage to make time for it. Izuka was just straight-up creepy and I was pleased when I learned I he was a boss in Part 4.
  20. I actually wish that either FE6 or 7 had gone a little more in depth on Brammimond or at least made him somewhat more proactive. After all, he was just like "okay there, I broke the seal on Durandal, now get the hell out and leave me alone." He actually is pretty creepy though. I think it was for the best that she was never actually displayed. God only knows what kind of atrocity she was reborn as. For all we know, she could have been reborn a revenant/entombed. We know she came out a zombie in mind and soul, but body, not really. Her reborn existence alone was just creepy though.
  21. What can I say? I got curious as to who people found particularly hideous throughout the game series. I started my second run of Radiant Dawn earlier today and remembered Pain and Agony (and their identical Blazing Sword and Sealed Sword pairs) as soon as I got to Chapter 1-4. To these kind of characters, I would go as far as to say the cliche "kill it with fire," but sadly, Tormod doesn't join until a few chapters later. Sadness.
  22. Ena and Bertram survived because of their ties to Rajajon and Crimea. But even if Petrine did happen to be Vika's niece, I don't really think she would have gotten her out of her position as a slave because she clearly hate ALL laguz. They even made Oliver survive, and yet, not Petrine. As for the part about Fiona, I think I recall hearing somewhere that Marado was a territory that wanted no part in the war. Sure, they built their individual characters through Path of Radiance supports, but not really much about their past lives together after they met. God, remembering that they have no supports depressed the crap out of me. :'( Seriously though, what could it be that convinced a laguz who most likely resents beorc for enslaving him (and mentally scarring him) to just go and raise a random beorc child? Even if he was most likely found abandoned, it still seems really odd. The dude's a freaking saint.
  23. I just wanted to be sure because "combat-related skills" seemed a bit vague to me. I assumed that Resolve wasn't "combat-related" since it goes off in response specifically to low health. I take it that Wrath gets negated too?
  24. A certain "source" who has a habit of spoiling things for people went and told me that a number of enemies in the Tower of Guidance have an ability called Mantle which works similar to Nihil as well as negating damage from "weapons not blessed by Yune" as he said. I'm about to start the Endgame and I'm curious as to what skills don't get negated by Nihil and Mantle. I heard Resolve isn't affected, but mastery skills are, so I have my doubts as to what would and wouldn't work.
  25. I've always underestimated the value of supports until I started Radiant Dawn. Now I simply hate myself for never having taken advantage of it and just doing it for seeing character development. The only support combo I ever recall taking advantage of was Ilyana and Mordecai in Path of Radiance.
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