I gave Cyrus the Cleric second job as he is the strongest magic user.|
Ideally you probably want to pair up the characters so that you can have all 8 jobs available in every fight. (I didnít do this though and it would make the character who has the same pair as your main useless).
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Duffking 16,365 posts
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I kind of did that but I didn't find it so limiting. Tressa was my main character so she was Merchant/Warrior with one of my parties and Merchant/Hunter in the other.
My main is a thief who is well equipped to keep on top of their own health and sp, as well as dealing massive damage. I don't know what job to give them as I probably won't use it. They don't need it.
H'annit is another character I can't see using the 2nd job, besides the extra skills.
I did consider having the cleric and scholar take each other's jobs as you folk say, but health is always an issue. Cyrus has no health at the best of times.
That would have been sensible. I never changed the 2nd job.
Wow. Thread is left dormant for 4 hours but when I reply to Duff, Dave pops in and makes me look silly.
In hindsight Therion is the character to main as his open chest over world skill is the only essential one that you need access to at all times.
RyanDS 12,882 posts
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Also his steal skill is a free gauge enemy health.
Edited by RyanDS at 14:35:37 10-01-2019
Haha. Yeah, I figured that trick out quite early on. It's very handy. I think Tressa can do the same with her coin pinching ability.
Ha! I've discovered some placeholder audio that has been left in the game. I've made Tressa a thief and so she can now use the Wildfire skill. It's just an elemental attack. Half the time you use it you'll hear her voice actor grunt, but the other half is a male voice actor saying 'bang!' in a soft voice. It's very jarring, but equally amusing.
35 hours in and I've only found the thief and warrior so far. Tressa's the thief and Ophilia is the warrior.
Need to do chapter 2 for my underlevelled characters (Therion, Alfyn & Olberic) so some serious grinding (and new equipment) is due.
My Tressa is also a thief so I'm giving that a go ASAP!
Their overworld skills have some level gating in a couple of chapters but you do not need to be at the level the game suggests. (Especially if your main is comfortably over the suggested level).
I think the overworld level gates are in multiples of 5. So if the game suggests level 24 you only actually need to be at level 20 to progress.
I started some chapters considerably below the recommended level. The weaker characters usually make up a lot of levels in the chapterís dungeon. So you will be at the required level by the time you reach the boss anyway.
I've finished 6 of the 2nd chapters now and it's clear I'm quite over-levelled. I'm beginning to realise that although you have the freedom to tackle the chapters in any order you wish, there's probably a particular order in which to do them that keeps things consistently challenging.
Primrose and Alfyn's chapters are tucked away behind some high level areas, making it difficult to reach them without a stronger team. However, if like me you like to mix the team up after each chapter, all your characters tend to be over-levelled by the time you reach these destinations. Even if it's only a few levels above the recommended number.
I guess I was expected to level up half the team and use those characters to reach these hard to reach places, and then switch to a weaker team that's better suited to the chapter? I'm not sure how else I could do it. Perhaps I should equip that skill that lowers the random encounters?
It's not a major fault with the game, but the battle system shines when you're pouncing above your weight rather than below it.
I've cleared all the 2nd chapters now, so in theory that's the half way point. 40 hours on the clock, mind. I don't think I'm going to complete it as quickly as others have on here. I guess I play games at a much slower pace these days.
Some of the stories have improved since the opening chapters. Primrose's story is pretty dark. The use of language and the dialog surprises me, considering the game carries an age rating of 12. Alfyn's second chapter was well written, too. Even better is the optional banter between characters during chapters. I didn't even know it was a thing until after completing the first couple of chapter 2s.
I'd have to say that, with the exception of Ophillia, its the female characters that are proving the most interesting. They have a lot more depth than any of the guys, who seem rather simple by comparison. There's little to like about Olberic or Cyrus and Therion seems on a very predictable path to enlightenment through the power of love.
Game took me 85 hours. So 40 at the midpoint was where I was too.
Primrose was my main and some of the character skits later on are a bit risky for a 12.
There is one where she teases Cyrus for being awkward around women and offers him a lap dance from her and Hannit. Hannit is not happy about this and Primose then offers Hannit seduction advice. It is implied that Hannit is a virgin.
I've only just discovered the benefits of my nuts \o/
Things could get very messy, very quickly.
I've only just realised that your elemental attack changes massively depending on which weapon you have selected in battle. Primrose has become a Dancer/Scholar and whilst the staff gives her 250-odd elemental attack, her knife from the Dancer class fives her over 500. It makes such a big difference and yet I've never paid attention to it unless I'm doing a physical attack.
I'm now down to the last 8 chapters. 53 hours on the clock.
Farley2k 205 posts
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I just picked this up and I am debating who to start with...without reading all 13 pages here is there a consensus of who is a good choice?
I'd say Therion the thief, if only because of his ability to open blue chests. It's less of a pain to backtrack for them if he's always in your party.
But don't worry about the choice too much. I started with the merchant, and was still able to experience all the stories without much trouble.
Poorandugly 603 posts
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H'annit the hunter is a good choice as well, her capture ability is really good. Liked her story as well.
richyroo 375 posts
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@Farley2k I started with Alfyn. At first I thought I made a bad decision, but it turns out that his apothecary abilities are really strong. Later in the game he is one of the best characters to break the enemies defences.
The merchant is one of the best all round characters stat wise and has some useful support skills.
I spent over 100 hours playing this game and loved every minute. I would just choose whoever seems interesting andrun with it. There is no bad choice really.
Edited by richyroo at 21:56:52 12-03-2019
Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 6,522 posts
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PC version announced a couple of days ago, coming to Steam in the summer. Quite interested in that. I'm more likely to play games like this at my PC, slouched comfortably at my desk in an evening, than I am on a handheld. Odd that if it's out of exclusivity, they've not announced it for any other consoles.
There's a prequel announced for mobile, apparently.
I've got this in my backlog and keep meaning to go back to it. I've finished everyone's 1st chapter and the game has gone ridiculously hard, all of my party bar my main Therion are underlevelled due to swapping them in and out.
Edited by Switch024 at 11:35:32 16-04-2019
There are places you can grind up the levels pretty quickly (say, in half an hour or so). Once you get over that hump, the rest of the game is pretty smooth sailing.
I'll have to get to grinding. I breezed through the first lot of chapters so it was a bit of a surprise to come up against enemies that were able to wipe out certain characters in one hit.
The suggested levels are generally only for the bosses. You can often do most of the chapter at lower levels.
Note that some powers like Theonís steal are level gated though.
Edited by PazJohnMitch at 07:58:02 17-04-2019
As long as you don't equip a particular skill that lowers random encounters you shouldn't have to grind much. I didn't grind at all and I've been massively over-levelled for most of the chapter 3s and all of the chapter 4s. I literally charged through the dungeons of the final chapters.
I still have Therion's and Primrose's chapters to finish, at some point in my life.
I think all my characters are between level 12 and 14 with Therion at 19. I've been going around doing each characters first chapter with no trouble, it just seemed like all the enemies scaled up as soon as I was done with them.
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