Mana refill skills?

#1RawrzillaPosted 10/24/2009 9:11:23 AM
Just curious, there were two mana refill skills, right? Mana Refill and Chakra Walk, I think.

Which of these two is better? I mean, I could just go for putting both of them on a demon and cover my bases, but I'm still curious which is better over the other.

On a completely unrelated note, it's pretty amazing how much traffic this board gets despite the age of the game. Just goes to show how good Nocturne is.
#2Shadow_Master_TPosted 10/24/2009 9:31:12 AM
They're actually "Mana Refill" and "Mana Gain". Chakra Shoes is the JP name for Mana Refill.

"Mana Refill" basically restores an amount of MP every time a phase of kagutsuchi changes. "Mana Gain" gives you MP at the end of every battle. In other words, "Mana Gain" is better if you get more encounters than changing phases. Since that's not the case unless you are using "Riberma" to increase your encounters, you usually find better use for "Mana Refill", since on average, the kagutsuchi changes phase 2-3 between random encounters, and thus gives you more MP for the next battle.

Basically, go with Mana Refill if your demon uses magic in random encounters. It's a good replacement for "Mana Drain" on your Demi-Fiend, and well worth it until very late into the game if you don't rely on a demon like Daisoujou to be your reliable "battery".
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#3IronMonkey008Posted 10/24/2009 9:33:58 AM
There is mana refill which fills outside of battle and (forget name) that refills during battle. I like mana refill better as battles are over pretty quick anyway. I guess the other could be better for bosses, but you could always use a mana item instead.


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#4Lord FaustPosted 10/24/2009 9:34:32 AM
Mana Aid refills your MP after battle. Mana Gain increases your max MP by 20%.
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#5Shadow_Master_TPosted 10/24/2009 9:42:11 AM
Oops, Faust is right. I meant "Mana Aid", not "Mana Gain"...
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#6IronMonkey008Posted 10/24/2009 9:45:38 AM
I was wrong for some reason I thought mana aid refills at intervals during battle (was that Persona?), either way I prefer mana refill.


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#7memberXD0Posted 10/24/2009 9:54:07 AM
Mana Refill gives mana every moon phase change. Works with Estoma.
Mana Aid gives mana after each fight. Works well with Riberaman.
Mana gain/?/surge gives 10%/20%/30% mana.
Makatora transfers 10 mp from one demon to another demon.
Mana Drain is a 100% accuracy MA drain attack.
Life Drain is not a 100% HP/MA drain attack.
#8Shadow_Master_TPosted 10/24/2009 9:56:35 AM
And Victory Cry, which fully recovers your HP and MP after battle. Which includes backups (If you win and then reinforcements appear, demons with Victory Cry recover HP and MP for reinforcements... Mana Aid does the same).
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#9Rawrzilla(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2009 11:12:56 AM
Question. Mana Refill recharges your mp as kagutsuchi changes. So, will having it create an effect that regerates your mp during the last battle when the phases change?
#10memberXD0Posted 10/24/2009 12:03:49 PM
Phases only change in battle for one specific fight. Didn't mention VC because it's the end all of recovery skills