Quartz Charm and Ghost Medal

#1BwolfiePosted 7/24/2009 4:46:15 PM
Exactly how do these two accesories work? most accesories are easy to tell, either by stat boosts or description, but these two have me wondering, can any experienced SMRPG player explain to me how they work and, if they are better than accesories that give flat stat increases like amulet and jinx belt
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#2JiriliciousPosted 7/24/2009 5:23:47 PM
Quartz Charm - Prevents instant death. Increases Off. and Def. by 50%

Ghost Medal - Increases defense power by 2, increases attack power by 2.

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#3StartrekkyPosted 7/24/2009 5:25:05 PM
(Directly from the equipment FAQ)

Quartz Charm
1. Halves damage caused by any enemy attack.
2. By using a regular attack, damage done to enemies increases by 50%.
3. By using a special attack, damage done to enemies increases by 50%.
4. By using an item attack, damage done to enemies increases by 50%.
5. Prevents instant death.

Ghost Medal:

1. Halves damage caused by any enemy attack.
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#4JiriliciousPosted 7/24/2009 5:28:25 PM
I got mine from the Nintendo player's guide. ^
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#5Bwolfie(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2009 6:02:06 PM
thx both of you, the ghost medal is ok i guess but the Quartz Charm is incredible now that i know that
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#6thunderbird006Posted 7/24/2009 8:06:16 PM
put it simply.. it's a 50% boost in special and physical attacks. and all damage is halved..

it's like the equivalence of a bracer/crystalline + energizer/power blast on character.. or a well timed geno boost.
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#7_Peterson_Posted 7/24/2009 10:07:13 PM
Does anyone know if they stack with the boosts? Or, if they are canceled by Shredder like the boosts?
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#8thunderbird006Posted 7/25/2009 12:32:45 AM
it shouldn't stack at all w/crystalline/power blast boosts.. u'd be wasting a turn. and shredder nullufies all boosts. even quartz charm and troopa pin.
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#9jamescom1Posted 7/25/2009 2:38:32 AM
Exactly what thunderbird006 said. Besides the instant death immunity, Quartz Charm gives the user free Attack Up and Defense Up status effects at the beginning of every battle, and they're treated like any other status effect, which means they won't stack with items or Geno Boost, and Shredder will cancel them out for the rest of the battle (at which point, you can use items/Geno Boost to get the Attack Up/Defense Up statuses again). On the other hand, if my memory serves me right, Smithy and Culex are the only ones who can use Shredder (and only Culex uses it regularly), so you don't really have to worry much about Quartz Charm getting Shredder'd. :P

Similarly, Ghost Medal just gives you the Defense Up status effect, which will also not stack with anything else that gives you Defense Up status. Obviously, Ghost Medal isn't very good when compared to Quartz Charm, but it's alright considering you practically get Ghost Medal for free and without a fight compared to Quartz Charm. And you can sell it for 800 coins. :P

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#10JiriliciousPosted 7/25/2009 9:36:13 AM
The Ghost Medal can be tough to obtain if you've never played the game before or you don't use guides from anywhere.
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