Snipers aren't really that great even with Gale Force but at least they're workable than while no Gale Force on Sniper = Don't Even Bother.
Awakenings map design and abundance of a ton of fliers and 1-2 range enemies makes being an Archer Class type a living hell.
With normal terrain all 8 move units wont be able to reach Sniper units if they flee with Galeforce from 3 range. They can still hit them with 2 range weapons but thats good since you can then counterattack. 6 move units will never catch them.
E_-__-_ S 1 2 3 4 5 6 E_1_2__3 4 5 6 7 8
E=Enemy S=Sniper #s = movement turns. _there for proper spacing to see easier that there is 1 more space for Snipers than 8 move units. _________________________________________________________________
EDIT: Actually I think they can 1 range them now that I think of it :l oh well they still beat 6 move units and you still have Rallies
also, i'll concur with paladin being a better support in the long run. being misinformed about the +5 stat thing pretty much nullified the point i had made earlier. they give +2 to 4 different stats, adding up to a total +7 in 4 different things
I admit, I also misunderstood this until rather recently. I had assumed the A-S support bonuses gave the +2 to all stats and not just the 2-4 different stats modified specifically by class pair-up.
I had to go back and re-write my own planned TSON pairings after this revelation.
The preceding were my own opinions and while I will stand and defend them, I always do my best to give both sides of any discussion a fair chance.
idk if TSON is even going to be that difficult. i havent watched any footage or seen any spoiler info on it in the hopes that it will actually be a good challenge, but i'm pretty sure that optimized children with rally and pair up will already be too much for the cpu to handle.
Well, I'll just say what I always say. You could do all this fancy hit and run crap with a Sniper and take 2-3 times as long to finish the battle, or you could put a Sorcerer there and let the enemies kill themselves. I understand that the Sniper way might be more fun for yo, but its definitely inferior.
This is actually a pretty good list(Vaike!Inigo excluded)
The majority of the thread is actually a Sumia vs Olivia wars, with Olivia "winning" in an overly complicated and ridiculously idiotic assumption that will never happen if you have anything close to a workable brain cell