Irysa Posted August 27, 2013 Share Posted August 27, 2013 (edited) Up until now, probably the hardest FE experience I've had was FE6 HM (having played 6 to 9 on highest difficulties except PoR JP Maniac, haven't done 10 HM yet). I've generally heard that the H5/Lunatic settings in DSFE greatly exceed these (and I like hitting my head against a wall) so why the hell not? Disclaimer: 1. I know precious little about Shadow Dragon, and basically nothing about FE1/3. 2. I'm not particularly good at Fire Emblem, just stubborn. As a result... 3. ...Expect a lot of resets. This won't exactly be an efficiency run either, I'll probably spend forever just baiting units if I have to. 4. I might rig* some growths if it's relatively easy to do, ie map save, or short early chapter. *I can't be arsed to clock abuse, probably just resets or maybe savestate turn order changes when I figure out a consistent strategy. [spoiler=Chapter List]Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Endgame Wrapup Lets get this started! Crank up that difficulty. And of course, essentials first. It's a bit annoying that only Marth can visit, but oh well, free gold! My Armor Knight, Draug goes to the Armory. Heh, armor to the armory. For reference, I bought 2 Iron Lances (one for Abel and one for Shiida/Caeda) and 3 Javelins, for Draug, Jagen, and Shiida. Marth has the last javelin in his convoy. This bastard can double all my units except for Shiida, so I'll chip him out first. That hit rate isn't too hot though... This game has true hit I think? Definitely helped out here. Shiida chips without getting doubled and Cain takes the kill. Damn, 50 exp? Thief bonus sure is nice. Jagen plonks himself on the fort to get some better defences, and healing next turn. I decided to save his Silver Lance use, because I am incredibly conservative in general about good items and weapons. This is probably going to bite me in the ass sooner or later, but whatever. As for you...um, just stay here out of the way. Jagen has about 57 disp hit vs these enemies, so one dodge is nice. With the fort bonus, he has enough def so the damage he took can be fully regenerated on my next turn. Shiida goes to the fort to heal up a bit (just in case) and Marth gives her her Javelin. Let the chipping begin! Cain moves to lure one of the Pirates off Jagen. Don't want Jagen to take ALL the exp, or get surrounded. Meanwhile, Draug and Abel move into position, and Abel gets his Iron Lance. Gordin... sits in the back and does nothing. Damn archers... Jagen has full hp so I take a chance on a player phase attack. This will also help out the rear guard, since Gordin is my only reliable chip, Javelins only have about 50 to 60 disp hit vs these pirates. Fuck yeah Jagen. He regenerates all his HP again next turn because he only got hit once. Cain is unfortunately, not as awesome as Jagen, but maybe one day he will be. Marth gets fed a kill, and Shiida gets her Iron Lance. Cain goes back to regen on the fort again. Not shown, Draug and Abel move forward to protect Marth, and bait some more pirates off Jagen. I take another risky player phase attack with Jagen. But the dude is basically MC Hammer, can't touch dis. Jagen got hit twice on enemy phase. :( (Abel got hit too but who cares, he isn't as awesome as Jagen) At this point I make two very stupid decisions that might have cost me a reset, didn't think things through here very clearly. I attacked with Jagen on player phase again, disregarding the fact that he would be exposed on 4 fronts, and he only has enough HP to tank 3 hits. Making things worse, I chose to attack the bottom Pirate, instead of the 1 hp left one, because I wanted to chip him for the rear guard again (since he undoubtedly would attack Draug or Abel next turn). Jagen did dodge but he still could be killed if he doesn't dodge at least once next enemy phase. Poor decision overall. This was greedy. I didn't want Gordin or Draug to take a kill, and instead wanted Shiida or Abel to get the Exp. However, due to the coast, Abel would have been exposed to two pirates on enemy phase if he kept his current position, almost certainly dying without a fort bonus. So, not shown, Marth moved back one tile and Abel tried to Javelin kill the 3 hp pirate.Unfortunately, he missed. I then gambled again and moved Gordin back so Shiida could try to take the kill. Luckily, this worked out. If she had missed, I would have had to hope Draug could hit the Pirate, and his disp hit wasnt very good. Draug tradeswapped Abel back his Iron Sword. Abel dodges, and Jagen, not to be outdone by his pupil, dodges twice, pulling out the clutch. Draug tanks a hit and hits the pirate back. I was planning on feeding Marth this kill after chipping with Shiida, but she crit instead! Not bad at all, you could use that Exp too! Abel took the low hp pirate kill, and Cain moves up in front. Jagen chipped the left tile Pirate again (and dodged, but by now I'm not impressed anymore. Come on old man, bust out a crit) Cain takes the kill on the left tile Pirate that Jagen chipped and gets our first level up. Pretty good, key stats. Gordin moves up to chip the Pirate for Marth... God dammit Gordin. Fortunately, there's Shiida who doesn't give a damn about bad hit rates. Marth takes the kill. Jagen finally gets his Javelin and takes a well deserved rest turn without any combat on the fort. He'll be needing the hp soon. Enemy pirate moved up, and Gordin, Draug (missed), and Shiida (hits again with bad hitrate) all worked together to chip it for Abel, who is in need of Exp to catch up to Cain as a frontliner. Meanwhile, Jagen moves with his new Javelin to bait the Archer, and Cain gets some shore leave to recooperate after his level up. Marth chips the archer for Abel, who then gets his first level up... Abel says Cain's a chump and gets a fantastic level up. Jagen goes to bait the Pirates on the fort, dodges (as usual), but... Holy crap! I was just kidding about the crit Jagen. The guy was even nice enough to let someone else get that kill for free next turn, like a true mentor. Oh I forgot, he also leveled up! Very nice level up, especially considering his growths. Skill not so useful but more str and speed is welcome. My turn, Marth moves up to take the kill Jagen set up. Eh, its okay I guess. Marth's base skill sucks so this is decent. Everyone else moves up and Marth stays on the mountain to get some chip Exp. Battered, but not beaten, despite not dodging Marth holds out due to the extra def of the mountain. Shiida and Gordin move up to chip the left Pirate, and Shiida nets her first level up. Yo Marth, your girl is outdoing you. Step your shit up! Cain takes the kill on the chipped pirate, with his lance to raise some wexp (where the Javelins at?). Draug connects a pretty lucky Javelin, and Abel chips again so Marth can take the kill safely. Jagen moves next to the boss. Jagen's hitrate isn't very good with either of his lances, but the Iron Sword damage is piss poor. I take a risk again and leave him with the silver lance equipped. Dohoho...wonder what that pun was like in Japanese. Jagen successfully hits! Damn that hurts though. Shiida successfully chips the boss and I recruit Wrys, my first healer. Convenient, since I'm seiging the boss. Unfortunately, Wry's base magic is so crap that even with a heal and a swap to Iron Sword, Jagen would still die to the boss if he got hit. Jagen, along with Abel, attempts to chip the boss, whilst Cain moves up to tank enemy phase after getting a top up from Wrys. Cain finally dodges an attack, and retaliates. Next turn, I manage to get enough successful chips between Gordin, Draug, Abel, Jagen, and Shiida to secure a boss kill for Cain. Marth Seizes. Chapter 1 turncount - 12 Total turns - 12 If this is too long/too detailed please let me know and I'll try to cut down on the screenshots. Edited December 2, 2013 by Irysa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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