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    Snapdragon FAQ by Almasy

    Version: 1.04 | Updated: 10/06/02 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    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