best character to use magic type familiars

#1keepskate99Posted 4/21/2013 4:47:16 PM
Esther should be the char for this but her MP is enough for only one battle.
it's really annoying since char that uses magic type familiars should have a decent amunt of MP.
#2AlltraPosted 4/21/2013 5:21:53 PM
She does, the problem is that the AI doesn't conserve MP and use it efficiently.

The way I see it, Oliver is your go-to caster. Hell, in all honesty he should be doing everything, and the others should just be there to supplement his actions and draw fire away from you. You shouldn't rely on them to do anything, other than Steal or Capture new Familiars. Just give them defensive familiars and let Oliver do all the work while they draw attention away from him.
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#3turbanmythPosted 4/21/2013 5:59:34 PM
At later point in the game, you will get access to unlimited funds, this will give you the chance to load up on coffee products and thus unlimited MP.
#4keepskate99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2013 6:44:17 PM(edited)
-She does, the problem is that the AI doesn't conserve MP and use it efficiently.

but i can use oliver's unleash several times and use healing spells and oliver would stlll have enough MP for 3 to 5 more battles. esther would cast a few spells and run out of MP. well i guess i'll just have her use a tank familiar
#5keepskate99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/21/2013 6:45:33 PM
turbanmyth posted...
At later point in the game, you will get access to unlimited funds, this will give you the chance to load up on coffee products and thus unlimited MP.



but i don't wanna do this unless i'm in a boss fight
#6turbanmythPosted 4/21/2013 6:55:56 PM
I can give you tips on how to make esther better at conserving Mp but it might give away some spoilers. Is that ok?
#7AlltraPosted 4/21/2013 7:14:39 PM(edited)
"esther would cast a few spells and run out of MP."

Esther's Songs cost a fair amount of MP to cast, and she only has about half the MP that Oliver will have. (Technically 2/3, but Oliver gets that Merit that jacks up his MP by 100 points)

If you want Esther to be a good caster, you need to give her Familiars with strong, and cheap, magic skills. Contrary to popular belief, the cost of a spell is not indicative of it's power.

But even then you'll probably still have issues with her exhausting her MP pool quickly because the AI will just sling spells wildly.
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#8turbanmythPosted 4/21/2013 9:05:42 PM
the way to keep esther from using mp is to give her a physical damage dealer and a tank healer, then disable all tricks on non boss fights except healing tear. use magic casters on her but only if the boss is not resistant to the element of the caster. this is for early game. at mid game you will gain access to casino, specifically platoon, this will get you unlimited funds. personally, i don't use items in fights, boss or otherwise except for status removal. i only use coffee and bread stuff after fights, so it doesn't feel like cheating. when you have unlimited funds, you can have all tricks up every fight, boss or otherwise and use up all mp each fight if needed just refuel after fights.
#9Mellerker38Posted 4/21/2013 9:40:32 PM
She's an horrible healer.Oliver doesn't have any shock spells for a bossI'm having problems with or is it the levels too low.
#10AlltraPosted 4/21/2013 10:19:48 PM(edited)
If he doesn't have any, then you outta go out and find a Familiar that does. There's tons of them out there, especially if you're up to the boss I think you are.

I never really needed to use MP healing items during battles. The only time I kind of wish I could have was during the A and S rank Arena battles, but I feel like that was the point of not being able to. They were some of the only battles that were actually challenging for me.
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