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How to start out Guide

  • ashriot
  • 08/21/2010 10:36 PM
I've been told it's not exactly easy to start my game out, so I wanted to post a little tutorial since there is none in the game, see if I can't help anyone out.

There is a concept of ground enemies and flying enemies. Flying enemies can only be attacked with Lorcan's bow and arrow at first. Rain learns an ability to strike anyone (which would include flying) but not until leaving the forest.

With regards to combat, there is no such thing as a standard turn. Each command uses a differing amount of the yellow ATB bar. This is called the Delay. A character gets their turn when they reach 100 ATB, so using an ability with a 40 Delay will reduce the bar to 60. When they reach 100, they may act again. Don't be afraid to use abilities with short Delays even though they seem weak--this is how they are balanced.

Use items sparingly and probably only during boss fights. Save points restore all your HP and MP so use those as healing points while adventuring around. Also clicking on the character (where the cursor defaults) during their turn will initiate a Recover command which restores 1 HP and 1 MP (later on it's 2 and then 3). Using Recover can really turn the tide when you just need a few more HP or MP and don't want to use an item.

Rain's Prevent ability is her makeshift healing spell. It doesn't heal directly, but prevents damage from the next attack, in effect healing that target by the amount of damage it prevented. As noted above, Prevent has a very short Delay so don't be afraid to use it constantly. It also costs 0 MP, so go wild.

Finally, for boss fights, it's almost mandatory to have Rain cast Protect. It reduces damage to the party member, and at the beginning of the game, it prevents anywhere from 1/3 to all of the incoming damage as numbers are very low in this game. Using Lorcan's Chill Edge to slow the boss and/or his minions is a good idea as well, though you may not have the MP to do it.

If you ever have questions or concerns, please let me know :) Thanks!