Advice Using Cecil?

#1Ame_no_MurakumoPosted 8/30/2012 3:36:10 PM
I'm trying hard to become good with him, and I do okay..but I feel there's just something I'm missing.

If anyone would be kind enough to watch a few of my matches, and critique them, that would be great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQA6qFMzQug&feature=g-upl Lightning on maximum strength

and two Golbez matches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInJ094XQkE&feature=g-upl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE8qHoP-dVs&feature=g-upl
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#2pichttPosted 8/30/2012 7:09:07 PM
I will help... But I can't right now since I am typing from the office -_-"

I will watch them when I get home.
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#3Ame_no_Murakumo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2012 7:49:29 PM
Alrighty, thanks. :)
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#4gadgaurdPosted 8/31/2012 12:59:59 AM
I think you should be focusing on getting better in general, but...

Too much dodging, not enough blocking, you need to read the AI better, use Chase more, drop Tifa, use Kain, use Dark Knight more, stop throwing attacks out randomly, always go for the Assist Chase, because it's an easy Paladin Force. Dark Cannon combos into Soul Eater beautifully, ground dash is a must, stop using Searchlight so much. If you have Ground Dash and Shadow Bringer, use them. Stop trying to dodge punish so much with your assist, or work on the timing.

That's off the top of my head. Now, a few questions. What's your level? How far are you with the game? What equipment and accessories are you using?
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#5BlueReckoningPosted 8/31/2012 2:26:44 AM
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to trigger happy, calm down on the attacks. You are asking to just get blocked or punished. You use assists very ineffectively, use them only when you have wall rushed someone, during certain frames when you hit someone, or when your opponent uses an HP attack if you wish to assist punish.

As the above poster said use Dark knight more, mixing it up will make things less predictable and allow for more flexibility in battle. Paladin form is not very good at approaching enemies during combat on the ground. Learn to punish correctly with HP attacks, don't just throw them out there. My final critique is that you should forgo the OHKO and do HP damage whenever you can. Don't save your brave cause chances are you will either get knocked into a banish trap or your opponent will drain your brave down with a summon or what have they.
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#6Ame_no_Murakumo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2012 6:39:36 AM(edited)
That's really helpful, thanks guys. Cecil is around level 49 right now. None of the gear is too amazing.

He has a Claymore, Shell Shield, Shining Helm, and Silver Vest on, and accessories are mostly random because I have no idea what to go with.

Hyper Ring
Attacking Bravery
Attacking HP
Orange Drop
Sunrise
After 30 Seconds
Near Opponent
Red Drop
Guardian Bangle
Red Drop

And I'm currently going through Scenario 013, but I've stopped for a bit and just been doing some arcade, random 1 vs 1 battles, and Labyrinth.
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#7Ame_no_Murakumo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2012 7:15:45 AM(edited)
I can't even win a battle now that I'm trying to use Dark Knight more, haha. I think I've lost the last 8 fights..
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#8BlueReckoningPosted 8/31/2012 7:52:35 AM
You gotta find a right balance between using Dark Knight and Paladin. Playing Dark Knight in itself requires getting used to since Dark Knight = power over speed with the exception of on attack on the ground.
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#9Ame_no_Murakumo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2012 8:09:06 AM
I finall beat Squall on max strength, but it felt like a fluke, haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVByINyz42k&feature=g-upl
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#10BlueReckoningPosted 8/31/2012 11:41:30 AM
You certainly made short work of Squall. You are improving. However, I still get the feeling you are just randomly using attacks hoping they will hit and not strategically using them. Dark Cannon and Lance can be pretty risky maneuvers. Lance can be a nice mind game move and Cannon is mostly useful in punishing, for example, things like Squall using mystic flurry.
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