TACTICS OGRE SNAPDRAGON FAQ
Version 1.04
Written by Almasy

1) News
2) Intro/Disclaimer
3) What is the Snapdragon?
4) So... how do I use it?
5) Where can I find it?
6) Snapping Mechanics
7) Suggestions
8) When should I snap?
9) Deneb?
10) Contributors/Idea Givers/Thanks



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1) News

Version 1.05
	Added a little blurb on deneb
Version 1.04
	Modified Disclaimer a little
Version 1.03
	Seifalmasy@yahoo.com, send me stuff
Version 1.02
	A couple of minor, reader contributed corrections
Version 1.01
	Added a great quote from Destin in the "What is the Snapdragon" part
	Made a few minor fixer-uppers
Version 1
	Well, here we go again... enjoy please...

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2) Intro/Disclaimer

	THIS FAQ IS BASICLY (I THINK) SPOILER FREE!!!
	If Not, sorry...

	I hate legal junk, so I'll keep this simple.  This FAQ is property of Almasy, or Brady 
Tully.  It has permission to appear at Gamefaqs.com and TacticsOgre.com.  Otherwise, you 
shouldn't be reading this. There...  Feel free, in fact you should feel inclined, to find me 
on the Gamefaqs board with your suggestions, comments and additions.  Enjoy... and if you like
this, check out my other FAQs.

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3) What is the Snapdragon?

	Put simply, the Snapdragon is the game's most powerful and most customizable weapon.  
	It is a way to turn one of your characters into a sword reflecting his/her stats.
	"The snap of a level one soldier is stronger than the strongest normal weapon"
		- Destin

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4) So... how do I use it?

	1) Have one in your expendables inventory
	2) Enter training/battle (not quest)
	3) Have the character who you want "snapped" to use the Snapdragon item
	4) Have another character pick up the item left behind
	5) Finish battle or training

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5) Where do I find it?

	You can find 4 Snapdragon scrolls in the game.  Please note that the scrolls, 
	nor the weapons, can be duplicated or traded, they are funny like that.

	1) Buried under some snow (must be burned away first) in the west corner of Belleza
	2) Buried in Sotavento under some gravel in the east corner
	3) Dropped by a Giant in Harmonia (chapter 3 battle)
	4) Dropped by a Vrtra in Rebanada II (chapter 3 optional battle)

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6) Snapping Mechanics

	A Snap Sword has:

		85 Attack Power (yes, thats a lot)
		1/2 the STR, INT of the creator
		1/5 the AGI of the creator
		The element (fire, ice, earth, air, holy, bane) of the creator
		The element decides the appearance of the sword

	This leads to some very powerful weaponry...
	In addition, several classes give the snapped sword a special attribute
	If a class is not listed here, then it gives no attribute

	Knight - Prevents FEAR (Fear is the -1 to support, eg: Vrtras give fear)
	Swordmaster - May add Instant Death
	Valkyrie - Support +1 for nearby male allies
	Dragoon - Raises attack power against dragons
	High Priest/Priest - Prevents against instant death
	Beast Master - Support +1 for all beasts
	Dragon Tamer - Support +1 for all nearby dragons
	Lich - Support +1 for all nearby undead
	Angel Knight - Support +1 for all nearby allies
	
	Fairy - Luck increases
	Gorgon - Prevents petrification

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7) Suggestions

	Well... never snap a class that gives no special attribute (don't be lazy, now...)
	Never snap a story character or Lich either, its not worth it
	Knights and Valkyrie's make lousy snaps, 'cuz their abilities are easily outdone

	Some good ideas for snaps...

	Giants
		Alright, I know I just hypocriticized myself, but this is an exception...
		AMAZING STR is real handy, and you can pick the element for more power

	Mushus
		OK, I hypocriticized myself again...
		This is an easy to get, real powerful sword with the Holy Element
		You could also get an easy Bane sword from a Vrtra, but the stats are less

	Swordmaster
		The good AGI/STR is nice, and Instant Death is a decent effect
		I highly recommend you match the element with the intended future wielder

	Angel Knight
		Lots of people snap Lobelia and get Saia just because of this...
		The +1 to all nearby is one of the best abilities...
		AND you get the Holy element (or Bane if you use an Urn of Chaos)
		AND you get good stats
		This is, by far, the most popular snap

	Fairy
		I recently tried this, and I LOVE it...
		The AGI combined with Luck more then makes up for the lack of STR
		If you get hit with one of these equipped, tell me on the message boards

	Siren
		Betcha didn't see this one coming...
		Let your wizards in on the fun, you'll love the results
		Might wanna change a level 50 Siren to Angel Knight first, then snap

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8) When should I snap?

	This is hotly debated, and is a matter of personal taste.  However, I would 
suggest you snap your most powerful generic you can let go of as soon as you get your 
first Snapdragon.  For the other Snapdragons,  raise your own special generics 
(with cool names) for the sole purpose of snapping and do so only at level 50.

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9) Deneb

	Unlike most special characters, snapping Deneb can be a very good idea.

		1) Her stat gains in INT and AGI are great
		2) You can get another Deneb

	So break the traditional rule and give her a try...

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10) Contributors/Idea Givers/Thanks

	Another nameless dolt too lazy to look in some other faq, inspiring this one
	CJayC - Gamefaqs.com, 'nuf said
	Ankoku Kishi - Said something about training and snapping
	Fingolfin - Provided a definition for fear
	Layoneil's Secrets FAQ - A truly great FAQ
	Salien - The Deneb Idea