Sphere Grid: Normal or Expert

#41lostsoul1312Posted 3/17/2014 9:00:41 AM
Expert has more than enough nodes to max out all your relevant stats. That is to say 255 Strength, Defense, Magic, Magic Defense, and Luck. 170 Agility, and 30 Evasion, 9999 HP and 999 MP.

This is without clear spheres and 93 empty nodes left.

BHPL is generally considered a waste of an armour slot, it isn't necessary and can be replaced with something more beneficial. It's harder to maintain max HP with BHPL resulting in weaker hits since most characters Celestial weapons do less damage as they have lower than max HP.

TL;DR: Use whatever grid you want, they're the same end-game.
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#42mhahqPosted 3/17/2014 9:14:43 AM
xylophone2 posted...
I'm intending on stat-maxing this time so, I'm forced to pick standard. Being completely honest though, having used both, I prefer standard.


I'm sure I maxed all the states with expert but not sure about HP/MP
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#43HakPosted 3/17/2014 9:22:07 AM
Bellum_Sacrum posted...
Expert has less slots to use than Normal, which makes it garbage for 100% playthroughs.

Not to mention it makes the game easier.


In what respect does it become garbage? On the Normal Grid, you can't reach 99999/9999/255 All either. If you're going for the much more reasonable 9999/999/255 All then Expert not only allows that, but having fewer nodes it means less travelling about to redesign your Grid. And in regards to "easier", in what way?

I'll use Expert, mainly because I like the option to give Auron more Accuracy early on, and give Wakka more speed. Sending Yuna through Auron's section makes aeons powerhouses for the early bosses and fighting Belgemine's "tutorial" encounters.
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#44ZwiggsPosted 3/17/2014 9:24:58 AM
What's the difference
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#45HakPosted 3/17/2014 9:28:52 AM
Zwiggs posted...
What's the difference


Overall layout, locks on the initial paths from the Standard Grid aren't there so you have freedom to follow someone else's route on the Grid, and less nodes.
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#46VanilleHopenPosted 3/17/2014 9:35:23 AM
haven't played expert sphere grid but the way I look at it it sounds kind of broken..

You can get yuna a ton of strength early on and her aeons sound like they would be oped and able to drop almost anything in a hit or 2.. Is that correct?
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#47zidane7007Posted 3/17/2014 9:37:21 AM
Normal first, expert on an eventual playthrough later.
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#48HakPosted 3/17/2014 9:41:01 AM
VanilleHopen posted...
haven't played expert sphere grid but the way I look at it it sounds kind of broken..

You can get yuna a ton of strength early on and her aeons sound like they would be oped and able to drop almost anything in a hit or 2.. Is that correct?


Not quite. Aeon stats aren't "specifically"directly relevant to Yuna's (for example, when Yuna's stats are 255 All, Shiva is the only aeon with 255 All), although they do have a level of impact, but yes - boosting Yuna's Strength up early will make aeons hit harder at the outset before they taper off in favour of the aeon's "preferred" stats.
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#49DarkHeroRavenPosted 3/17/2014 9:48:12 AM
Probably Expert, because I don't go for 99999/9999, just 9999/999. Expert has enough nodes to do 9999/999/255. It also has a nicer colour. So.
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#50LoverOfMooglesPosted 3/18/2014 5:06:36 PM
Standard. I honestly have no idea what I'm doing and knowing me, I would manage to mess up my characters big time with the Expert grid.