Dark Holy Elf Posted July 4, 2021 Share Posted July 4, 2021 It's rather obvious these gambits were made to overshadow others. Each is tied to a specific route as a deliberately overpowered toy for the player to have on that route. I don't think they're quite the three best gambits in the game, but they are fairly close, and you could make the case for it. Raging Flames: What if Blaze had two uses? We can debate whether the 2x5 AoE is better than the half-diamond... the 2x5 has on more panel and is probably marginally better overall, but you can debate it. Raging Flames is also a bit stronger too. So the question is, how much do I value two uses over one? I gave Line of Lances +3 over Linked Horses for its second use, but obviously I shouldn't keep the bonus the same regardless (a two-use Resonant Flames is not 12/10, funny though that would be... it WOULD be better than any gambit that actualy exists, though, so +2 isn't crazy). Alternatively, let's compare this to Poisoned Arrows. It's down 10 hit, and offers a bit less range flexibility, but... twice as many panels! Yeah, that's hard to argue with. So it's a low 9/10, but still there. Wave Attack: Its AoE is basically just Blaze again, but it also gets the panels adjacent to the user, a slight improvement. Is it better than Raging Flames' AoE? Maybe. Very close certainly. So this is easy, Wave Attack wins because it has +10 hit. But I think there is space for a gambit to still be better than it. As such, I'll give what I expect to be my only decimal score, 9.5/10. Ashes and Dust: 10/10. Everything good about Resonant Ice (magic damage aside), Fusillade, and Raging Flames rolled into one overpowered package, and seeing as those gambits are already good individually that says a lot! I will say that it is notably better than even Wave Attack IMO. Against the 3x3 boss monsters, it can hit every piece of their armour, while Wave Attack can not. Against everything else, the incredible added flexilbility of 3 range is far too much to ignore. I like +10 hit, but not that much! It's extra insulting that Ashes and Dust is the only one that can be used by fliers, making it even better than the other two in practice. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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