Rate the Skill, Chapter 34: Rally Magic and Tomefaire

#1guedesbrawlPosted 3/23/2013 9:44:02 PM(edited)
I really should be sleeping right now, but I need to get back on schedule. RL issues, y'know.

Also, People who will nominate Astra: just one nomination is enough, skim the topic with CTR+F and if there's already one, nominate another skill

Also, currently there are 2 skills tied for "second most-nominated". I'll only do the next paralogue when there's a clear winner by the end of this chapter, or in case of a bigger tie, i'll go by who got the last nomination first.

-Skill Ranking-

S Rank:
*Aether (Great Lord,Lv5)
*Veteran (Tactician,Lv1)
*Sol (Hero,Lv5)!A
*Galeforce (Dark Flier, Lv15)

A Rank:
*Rightful King (Great Lord,Lv15)
*Ignis (Grandmaster,Lv5)
*Rally Spectrum (Grandmaster,Lv15)
*Armsthrift (Mercenary,Lv1)!S
*Astra (Swordmaster,Lv5)
*Vantage (Myrmidon,Lv10)!B
*Aegis (Paladin,Lv15)
*Luna (Great Knight,Lv5)
*Dual Guard+ (Great Knight,Lv15)
*Pavise (General,Lv15)
*Aptitude (Villager,Lv1)
*Swordbreaker (Wyvern Lord,Lv15)
*Deliverer (Griffon Rider,Lv5)

B Rank:
*Dual Strike+ (Lord,Lv1)
*Axebreaker (Hero,Lv15)
*Swordfaire (Swordmaster,Lv15)
*Locktouch (Thief,Lv1)
*Movement +1 (Thief,Lv10)
*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)
*Wrath (Berserker,Lv5)
*Axefaire (Berserker,Lv15)
*Lancebreaker (Griffon Rider,Lv15)
*Bowbreaker (Bow Knight,Lv15)

C Rank:
*Solidarity (Tactician,Lv10)
*Patience (Mercenary,Lv10)
*Avoid +10 (Myrmidon,Lv1)
*Lethality (Assassin,Lv5)!B
*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)
*Despoil (Barbarian,Lv1)
*Gamble (Barbarian,Lv10)
*Strength +2 (Wyvern Rider,Lv1)
*Quick Burn (Wyvern Lord,Lv5)
*Hit Rate +20 (Sniper,Lv5)
*Bowfaire (Sniper,Lv15)
*Magic +2 (Mage,Lv1)
*Focus (Mage,Lv10)

D Rank:
*Charm (Lord,Lv10)
*Luck +4 (Dancer,Lv1)
*Outdoor Fighter (Cavalier,Lv10)
*Indoor Fighter (Knight,Lv10)
*Tantivity (Wyvern Rider,Lv10)
*Skill +2 (Archer,Lv1)
*Prescience (Archer,Lv10)
*Rally Skill (Bow Knight,Lv5)


Astra: 9/10
Ignis: 4/10
Despoil: 4/10
Rally Spectrum: 2/10
Veteran: 2/10
Rightful King: 1/10
Special Dance: 1/10
Relief: 1/10
Strength +2: 1/10
Rally Movement: 1/10

Paralogue & Nomination Rules:
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#2guedesbrawl(Topic Creator)Posted 3/23/2013 9:43:20 PM(edited)
And the skill list is getting too big! soon i'll need to move my opening rants/comments to the second post...hum.

Rally Magic.blah,blah,blah,3-tile radius,blah,blah,blah,Magic +4,blah,blah,blah,Rally command,blah,blah,blah,uses a turn.

Well, Magic users are most of the time not fast enough to turn this into a Magic +8, but physical units usually are, specially those with balanced offensive caps or locked to a single weapon type.

Thanks to most enemies not having a high Resistance, Magic already will do decent damage. I give it a B, just like Rally Strength

Tomefaire gives the user a Magic +5 bonus as long as they are equipped with a Tome. Well, while the same overall damage logic applies here, there are two little changes...

Magical Weapons have their own specific Weaponfaire...but whoever actually gets to use the bonus will have it in all battles! And that's a very good thing, I give it an A rank
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#3ffdghPosted 3/23/2013 9:45:20 PM
Hmm tome flare gets an A.....+
Rally magic.....eh B
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#4Model_OmegaPosted 3/23/2013 9:46:24 PM
Rally Magic: Wastes a turn, magic users don't double much, only helps on offense, better off with passive support abilities.

Tomefaire: Would give it a C like most Faires, but this one helps with staff use as well, which can be nice, B
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#5Airship_CanonPosted 3/23/2013 9:46:41 PM
B; B

Rally is a Rally that isn't Spectrum/Heart
Faire is a Faire.
#6DragrathPosted 3/23/2013 9:56:43 PM
Rally magic-C(magic is a good stat for any staff or tome wielder can add an emergency bonus C as I prefer defensive rally skills)
Tomefaire-A(best faire skill, good for offense and support due to staffs)
#7Rideps1Posted 3/23/2013 10:00:29 PM
C A. No real reasons. I'm not a fan of rallies, honestly.

Final nomination for Astra.
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#8spyke252Posted 3/23/2013 10:07:19 PM(edited)
A/A. I almost want to give Tomefaire an S.
Anyway, both Ignis and Despoil are right where they should be, I feel. I think TC has missed a nomination or two for special dance, though. And I'll be nominating that this chapter.

EDIT: Some uses for rally Magic that you may not have thought of:
--+2 range to healers with ranged staves.
--In fact, healers in general are going to clump in your back lines- so RM will hit more of them.
--Brings Celica's Gale to a halfway decent Mt.
--Standard Knight/Mage choke can block off access to the rallier, AND can benefit from one.

I kind of disagree that mages won't be able to double consistently. That might just be my PE, which MN of course. I think that warrants discussion.
#9dr_burger92Posted 3/23/2013 10:05:13 PM
Rally Magic: C

I dont use rallies.

Tomefaire: B

an extra 5 damage can make a difference. it's not the most deserving of a skill slot though.
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#10XeylirPosted 3/23/2013 10:12:33 PM
C for Rally, A for Tomefaire.
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