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    Octopi FAQ by Almasy

    Version: 1.01 | Updated: 07/14/02 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    The Octopus FAQ
    Version 1.01
    Written by Almasy
    
    1) News
    2) Disclaimer
    3) Why this FAQ?
    4) What are Octopi?
    5) How do I get an Octopi?
    6) So... what can Octopus do?
    7) River Maps
    8) Sea Maps
    9) Land Maps
    10) Snow Maps
    11) IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, READ THIS!
    12) Thanks and such
    
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    1) News
    
    Version 1.01
    	LOL, it did get posted!  nice...
    	Seifalmasy@yahoo.com, if ya didn't know yet
    Version 1.00
    	If you are reading this... THEN I HAVE DONE IT!!
    	Who'd a thunk it...
    
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    2) Disclaimer
    
    THIS DOCUMENT IS COPYRIGHT 2002 ALMASY
    
         If you are viewing this anywhere besides www.gamefaqs.com, then you 
    are reading an illegal copy.  And while I frankly don't care, thats not
    nice of someone...
    
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    3) Why this FAQ?
    
         This FAQ exists for one sole reason.  Ian Woodward dared me to...  I
    would like to say that, while writing this, I came to the conclusion that
    Octopi could be useful in general.  But, they are not.  This FAQ is written
    to help that one kid who has a pet octopus and wants him in this game to be
    almost respectably decent.
    
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    4) What are Octopi?
    
         Octopi is the plural form of Octopus.  Octopi are largely considered
    to be the most worthless Tactics Ogre unit.  They are orange, look kinda
    like a squid, and have eight tentacles...
    
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    5) How do I get an Octopus
    
         Octopi are NOT worth the 3000 goth you have to pay to get one in 
    Urodela.  You COULD get one there, but I reccomend you try and recruit one
    sometime during the mermaid series of battles instead, because that is the
    only series of battles where an Octopus is a useful ally, and Urodela comes
    after those battles.  If you buy an octopus, make it either a fire or
    water element to take advantage of the fact that it will almost ALWAYS be
    in water.
    
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    6) So... What can an Octopus do?
    
         Water makes or breaks an Octopus.
    
    IN WATER:
    
         Octopi can use a basic attack that hits in front of them for damage
    comparable to a second level dragon's physical attack.  They also can use
    an attack that hits two squares in front of them for significant damage and
    a chance of confusing the target.  They have decent defense and agility.
    
    OUT OF WATER:
         Octopi can use a basic attack that hits in front of them for damage
    slightly worse then a first level dragon's physical attack.  They also can 
    use an attack that hits two squares in front of them for a little damage 
    and a chance of confusing the target.  They have almost decent defense, and
    the agility of a dead turtle.
    
    GROWTH:
    
      HP: +8
      SP: +1
      STR: +6
      INT: +3
      AGI: +2
    
    
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    7) River Maps
    
    Ideal Equipment
         Warp Ring
         Agility Bracelet
         Agility Bracelet
         Elemental Ring
    
         Your octopi, if given an oppurtunity, can wreck some havoc in a
    river map.  Make sure their is ALWAYS a storm brewing by having someone
    use the item the generates storm.  In a long battle, the rising water and
    high HPs of your octopi will be a great asset to your efforts.  In a short
    battle, your octopi will probably never see combat.
    
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    8) Sea Maps
    
    Ideal Equipment
         Warp Ring
         Agility Bracelet
         Elemental Ring
         (whatever)
    
         Your octopi are actually a good force in these maps.  Make sure you
    keep the storm brewing to quickly swallow up your enemies in the water.
    Have your octopi engage enemies who are "Wading", and you will see a 200%
    increase in octopus power AND a 50% decrease in the target's power.  This
    makes octopi disturbingly powerful.  In these scenarios, your Octopi ROCK!
    Yes, I'd actually reccoment your keep one around for these scenarios, rare
    as they are.
    
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    9) Land Maps
    
    Ideal Equipment
         Warp Ring
         Agility Bracelet
         Agility Bracelet
         Elemental Ring/Agility Bracelet
    
         Don't use them here unless you have no choice, because they receive
    almost 50% penalties when out of water.
    
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    10) Snow Maps
    
    Ideal Equipment
         N/A
    
         Don't use them here.  You could seriously have a movement range of 1.
    
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    11) IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, READ THIS!
    
         I actually found a good strategy to use octopi for...  Equip a water
    one with a water ring and put it in water.  Also, equip some INT bracelets
    instead of the usual AGI bracelets.  Now, if your enemy enters the water,
    you can tear them up, and if they stay away, you can snipe at them with
    some almost decent magic talent.  Works pretty well, as long as your ring
    doesn't break.  The reason we have two water rings is that they both add
    a little to INT and AGI, and if one breaks you can still cast.
    
    Ideal Equipment
         Warp Ring
         Water Ring
         Water Ring
         Wisdom Bracelet
    
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    12) Thanks and such
    
     The simplified version
    
         CJayC - Gamefaqs
         Ian Woodward - I think he was joking, but oh well...
         Anyone mentioned in the others

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