Certain familiars are better against certain types of bad guys. Do you base which is best based on the moon, star symbol thing each familiar has or is there something else that decides who is best to take on a bad guy?
I pretty much ignored all that astrological symbols crap and just went with a diverse range of familiars with the best stats who could specialize in different areas. No matter the situation or what the enemy was weak to (physical, magical, or elemental), I had someone that could stomp it.
Astral symbols was a pointless addition to the complexity of this game imo. --- Alice returns in 2011, I'll be ready... http://www.ea.com/alice Inception ending spoiler: http://twitpic.com/26k9ub
Not till after you fight it or if drippy tells you. Its not too hard to guess based on what the enemy looks like or what kind of spells it uses though. Most times the weaknesses and strengths are common sense. --- Alice returns in 2011, I'll be ready... http://www.ea.com/alice Inception ending spoiler: http://twitpic.com/26k9ub