Rate the Skill, Chapter 25: Despoil and Gamble

#1guedesbrawlPosted 3/10/2013 6:08:06 PM
Well, I thought that Counter would receive more attention, but it didn't.

Another day where thunderstorms threatened the existence of this topic.

-Skill Ranking-

S Rank:
*Aether (Great Lord,Lv5)
*Veteran (Tactician,Lv1)
*Armsthrift (Mercenary,Lv1)
*Galeforce (Dark Flier, Lv15)

A Rank:
*Rightful King (Great Lord,Lv15)
*Ignis (Grandmaster,Lv5)
*Rally Spectrum (Grandmaster,Lv15)
*Sol (Hero,Lv5)
*Astra (Swordmaster,Lv5)
*Aegis (Paladin,Lv15)
*Luna (Great Knight,Lv5)
*Dual Guard+ (Great Knight,Lv15)
*Pavise (General,Lv15)
*Aptitude (Villager,Lv1)

B Rank:
*Dual Strike+ (Lord,Lv1)
*Axebreaker (Hero,Lv15)
*Vantage (Myrmidon,Lv10)
*Swordfaire (Swordmaster,Lv15)
*Locktouch (Thief,Lv1)
*Movement +1 (Thief,Lv10)
*Lethality (Assassin,Lv5)
*Lucky Seven (Trickster,Lv5)
*Special Dance (Dancer,Lv15)
*Rally Speed (Falcon Knight,Lv5)
*Lancefaire (Falcon Knight,Lv15)
*Rally Movement (Dark Flier, Lv5)
*Rally Strength (Warrior,Lv5)
*Counter (Warrior,Lv15)

C Rank:
*Solidarity (Tactician,Lv10)
*Patience (Mercenary,Lv10)
*Avoid +10 (Myrmidon,Lv1)
*Pass (Assassin,Lv15)
*Acrobat (Trickster,Lv15)
*Discipline (Cavalier,Lv1)
*Defender (Paladin,Lv5)
*Defense +2 (Knight,Lv1)
*Rally Defense (General,Lv5)
*Speed + 2 (Pegasus Knight,Lv1)
*Relief (Pegasus Knight,Lv10)
*Underdog (Villager,Lv1)
*HP +5 (Fighter,Lv1)
*Zeal (Fighter,Lv10)

D Rank:
*Charm (Lord,Lv10)
*Luck +4 (Dancer,Lv1)
*Outdoor Fighter (Cavalier,Lv10)
*Indoor Fighter (Knight,Lv10)


-Nominations-

Sol: 5/15
Armsthrift: 4/15
Vantage: 4/15
Astra: 3/15
Lethality: 3/15
Rally Spectrum: 1/15

Aptitude and Underdog can be nominated as of today.

(For the rules of nominating and rediscussion paralogues, see the second post of this topic:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/643003-fire-emblem-awakening/65638534)

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Characters that can learn either skill: Vaike, Gregor, Henry, Basilio, Owain, Inigo, Yarne, Laurent, Gangrel, Male Avatar, Male Morgan.

Characters that can inherit the skills and the class required: Brady, Gerome.

Characters that can inherit the skills but not the class required: Cynthia (Henry, Avatar), Kjelle, Severa, Noire, Nah, Female Morgan.
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#2guedesbrawl(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2013 6:08:16 PM
Considering many of my runs will be No-Reclass ones, today and tomorrow's skills will never see any use from me. Well, whatever. It's not like I wanted to have a Berserker or anything...


Despoil is an interesting skill. It's another skill with an activation rate (almost a week since one of those popped up) and in it's case it's Luck%. Whenever it activates, you can get a Small Bullion (sells for 1000G)...if you defeat the enemy.

Money is always a plus, no matter where you are in the game, but this isn't a reliable source of money...It's nice, but is also not a lot. The fact that it's activation rate is not the only factor that decide whether you will get the money or not...

Being gender-locked and requiring reclassing is a bad thing, IMO, but i'll not consider those. I give it a C rank. Better than Armsthrift at any rate. (I still have my flameshield from C7. Just sayin' )


Gamble, when used, gives a -5 Hit penalty in exchange for a +10 Critical.

It's essentially a free +10 Critical. -5 Hit is negligible. Sure, the boost is low, but criticals are very powerful. It's like Rightful Heir with Lethality or Aether. I give it an A.

Nominate useless cr-- I mean, Armsthrift.
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#3spyke252Posted 3/10/2013 6:13:13 PM
guedesbrawl posted...
Better than Armsthrift at any rate. (I still have my flameshield from C7. Just sayin' )

Wait, don't you still not have the game? Armsthrift is AMAZING, regardless of where you are, what DLC you have, etc.

Anyway, C, C, and Lethality
#4typhone004Posted 3/10/2013 6:14:18 PM
Is D a set lowest tier, or can I vote for something to go to the E tier?
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#5BowtotheTWIGPosted 3/10/2013 6:14:33 PM
C, C
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#6ScytheCFHPosted 3/10/2013 6:15:18 PM
B, its free money, and A
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#7lordlugia_rocksPosted 3/10/2013 6:18:09 PM
I'll put Despoil at B and Gamble at C. Forgetting that golden gaffe exists for a moment, despoil nets you a free 1000 every now and then which can really help with forging weapons and buying new ones. So I'd put despoil up at B tier

Gamble on the other hand is pretty solid, a free 10 crit chance really rocks and the -5 hit is negligible, but I just feel that there are better skill choices than Gamble
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#8empireoffirePosted 3/10/2013 6:18:42 PM
Despoil is a skill that becomes next-to useless with The Golden Gaffe.

That said

Despoil - B w/o DLC
Gamble - C
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#9guedesbrawl(Topic Creator)Posted 3/10/2013 6:21:44 PM
spyke252 posted...
guedesbrawl posted...
Better than Armsthrift at any rate. (I still have my flameshield from C7. Just sayin' )

Wait, don't you still not have the game? Armsthrift is AMAZING, regardless of where you are, what DLC you have, etc.


Infinite Regalia, 4 Different Weapons per character+ healing item, Chrom's Convoy, Using the max number of units per chapter, Golden Gaffe, etc...

It's description could very well be: "Wastes a slot".
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#10Rideps1Posted 3/10/2013 6:24:42 PM
B and B. Despoil, while just annoyingly filling you inventory if you have funds, is pretty important if you want to max out a file without having DLC, I would say.

While I normally wouldn't forsake any hit chance, I have to say that, now that he is starting to catch up, my crit build Vaike is great. Not a good skill for every set, but gamble pretty much makes crit builds possible.

Another nom for Astra. Neeeeds S.
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