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Front Mission 3
Battle Skills List

by Anthony Nguyen, aka Luxion
last updated: May 11th, 2000

Where I am in the game (Emma's Storyline):
Mission 64 (now I'm counting my medals to determine that).

This is one of five Front Mission 3 informative collections by me.  I have a habit
of collecting technical information from strategy/tactical console games.  I do
it for myself, but all that work deserves some attention, so whether you appreciate
it or not, here it is.

This FAQ near complete, but with recent knowledge of an official
strategy guide being released for the game, I would like to make my work known
before I become accused of "stealing" information from other sources.

This FAQ is meant for those who have played the game.  It is organized
in a fashion where anyone can look at it and understand what is going on, but that is
just my opinion and optimism.

Credit goes to Square for releasing yet another great game, and finally bringing
over to the US a piece of the Front Mission universe.  Most all numbers, stats, 
technical descriptions, and names belong to Front Mission 3.

Disclaimer :
This FAQ Copyright 2000 Anthony Nguyen.  I went through a lot of trouble to collect 
this information myself.  If any information is used from this guide for 
reproduction or mass distribution, please mention my name as well as e-mail me at:

luxion_mk2@hotmail.com

ICQ# 4462286

If there any comments, corrections, and/or suggestions, please send them to me!

Thank you for your support.


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SKILLS
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Due to popular demand, I have organized two lists for Battle Skills.
The first is organized by Wanzer models, for easier reference when
unlocking skills.

The second list is simply an alphabetical sort, for reference.

Finally I moved this list from my Wanzer parts and weapons FAQ into its
own FAQ file.

Those without description of abilities are skills I have not run across
yet in my game.  AutoI and AutoII are really annoying to unlock, so if
anyone has the exact wording of the skill's ability and would like to
tell me, I would greatly appreciate it.  Can no enemy stun my anymore?

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Alphabetized by Wanzer Part (then organized by Body, Arm, Leg)
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Skill	      Slots	Wanzer		Part	Type/Hint		Ability
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Chaff		1	Drake M2C	Body	All weapons (def)	Diverts attacking missiles
Pilot DMGI	1	Drake M2C	Arm	No grenades		High dmg to enemy pilot
EXPx2		1	Drake M2C	Leg	No grenades		Doubles battle skill EXP
AutoI			Enyo Mk109	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Leg Smash	4	Enyo Mk109	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's legs
Prvnt Loss	1	Enyo Mk109	Leg	All weapons (def)	Saves lost part, but reduces HP to 1
Pilot Eject		Foura M12A	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Arm Smash	4	Foura M12A	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's arm
Escape		1	Foura M12A	Leg	All weapons (def)	Escapes before a part is destroyed
Def-C1[Up]	1	Genie		Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade up 1 LV
Pilot DMGIII	3	Genie		Arm	No grenades		Major dmg to enemy pilot
AutoCountr	1	Genie		Leg	All Weapons		Counters even when part destroyed
RevengeIII	3	Getty		Body	No shoulder wpn		Returns twice the received dmg
FiringSquad	3	Getty		Arm	Range			Calls 2 allies for backup fire
E-Skill2[Down]	2	Getty		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapons skill down 2 LVs
MeleeIII	3	Grapple M1	Body	Melee			Doubles the melee skill for a turn
Dbl PunchI	2	Grapple M1	Arm	RL Same Melee Wpns	R-L combo with one melee type
Skill+2[Up]	2	Grapple M1	Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill up 2 LVs for a turn
ZoomIII		3	Grezex		Body	No grenades		Doubles Acc
Aim		3	Grezex		Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on 1 part
Hrd Knocks	1	Grezex		Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill LVs up when machine weakened
Rvnge-Body		Hoshun Mk112	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Body Smash	5	Hoshun Mk112	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's body
AP-0		3	Hoshun Mk112	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost to 0
RevengeI		Jinyo Mk110	Body	No shoulder wpn		
ROFUPII		2	Jinyo Mk110	Arm	Burst			Fires 1.5 times normal ammo
Fast Attack	2	Jinyo Mk110	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Attacks, then escapes counterattack
MeleeII		2	Kasel M2	Body	Melee			Melee skill up 1.5 LVs for a turn
Stun Punch	1	Kasel M2	Arm	Melee			Stuns enemy pilot
AP-30%		1	Kasel M2	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost by 30%
ZoomI		1	Kyojun Mk107	Body	No grenades		Raises Acc 1.2 times
ROFUPI		1	Kyojin Mk107	Arm	Burst			Fires 1.2 times normal ammo
BraceI		1	Kyojun Mk107	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy attacks first, but damage cut by 50%
MeleeI		1	Kyokei Mk108	Body	Melee			Melee skill up 1.2 LVs for a turn
Hit or Miss	1	Kyokei Mk108	Arm	Burst			All shots either hit or miss the enemy
DMGFix100	1	Kyokei Mk108	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 101-200 to 100
Def-C2[Up]	2	Laiying 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade up 2 LVs
Pilot DMGII	2	Laiying 1	Arm	No grenades		Very high dmg to enemy pilot
Skill+3[Up]	3	Laiying 1	Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill up 3 LVs for a turn
TackleIII	3	Lanze		Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; major dmg
ShieldAtkII	2	Lanze		Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; very high dmg
Avoid40		2	Lanze		Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 40 to 0
InitiativeIII	3	Lenghe 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first without handicap
ShieldAtkIII	3	Lenghe 1	Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; major dmg
Gangbeating	3	Lenghe 1	Leg	Melee			Calls 2 allies for melee backup
Def-CMAX	3	Mingtian 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade maxed
RndmSmash	4	Mingtian 1	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys a random part
Blackout	1	Mingtian 1	Leg	No grenades		Disables enemy's Battle Skills
E-Acc1[Down]	1	Pare PAW1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade down 1 LV
ToppleShot	1	Pare PAW1	Arm	Range			Knocks enemy down & reduces AP by half
EvadeI[Up]	1	Pare PAW1	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade up 1 LV during an attack
AutoII			Prov PAW2	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Dbl ShotI	2	Prov PAW2	Arm	RL Same Rng Wpns	R-L combo with one ranged type
Guard-B		1	Prov PAW2	Leg	All weapons (def)	Defends attacks to the body with an arm
RevengeII	2	Qibing 0	Body	No shoulder wpn		Returns 1.5X received dmg
TopplePnch	2	Qibing 0	Arm	Melee			Knocks enemy down & reduces AP to 0
DmgFix200	1	Qibing 0	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 201-400 to 200
ZoomII		2	Rekson M4F	Body	No grenades		Raises Acc 1.5 times
BkupFire	3	Rekson M4F	Arm	Melee			Requests fire support from an ally
E-Skill1[Down]	1	Rekson M4F	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapons skill down 1 LV
E-AccNul	3	Shangdi 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade disabled
Dbl ShotII	2	Shangdi 1	Arm	RL Dif Rng Wpns		R-L combo with dif. ranged types
EXPx3		2	Shangdi 1	Leg	No grenades		Triples battle skill EXP
E-EvadeNul	3	Shunwang 1	Body	No grenades		Enemy's Evade upgrade disabled
Aim-Body	3	Shunwang 1	Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's body
Evade-Max	3	Shunwang 1	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade maxed during an attack
DmgFix400	1	Shunyo Mk111	Body	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 401-800 to 400
Rvnge-Same		Shunyo Mk111	Arm	No shoulder wpn
AP-60%		2	Shunyo Mk111	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost by 60%
TackleII	2	Tiandong 3	Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; very high dmg
EjectPunch	1	Tiandong 3	Arm	Melee			Ejects enemy pilot
Avoid20		1	Tiandong 3	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 20 to 0
E-Dec-C2[Down]		Tieqi 4		Body	No grenades
Aim-Leg		3	Tieqi 4		Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's legs
BraceII		2	Tieqi 4		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy attacks first, but dmg cut by 80%
E-Evade2[Down]	2	Vinedrai	Body	No grenades		Enemy's evade upgrade down 2 LVs
Aim-Arm		3	Vinedrai	Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's arm
EXPx4		3	Vinedrai	Leg	No grenades		Quadruples battle skill EXP
E-Def-CNul	3	Whisk		Body	No grenades		Enemy's Def-C upgrade disabled
Salvo		1	Whisk		Arm	Missile			Fires all remaining missiles
Evade2[Up]	2	Whisk		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade up 2 LVs during an attack
E-Acc2[Down]	2	Wude 3		Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade down 2 LVs
Dbl PunchII	2	Wude 3		Arm	RL Dif Mel Wpns		R-L combo with dif. melee types
E-Skill3[Down]	3	Wude 3		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapon skill down 3 LVs
BkupMelee	3	Yongsai 3	Body	Range			Requests melee support from an ally
ROFUPIII	3	Yongsai 3	Arm	Burst			Fires 2X normal ammo
Avoid80		3	Yongsai 3	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 80 to 0
Dbl Assault	2	Zanislev	Arm	Melee & Range		R-L combo with melee and range weapon
Tackle		1	Zenislev	Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; high dmg
InitiativeI	1	Zenislev	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first, but receives 1.4Xdmg
E-Evade1[Down]	1	Zeros		Body	No grenades		Enemy's evade upgrade down 1 LV
ShieldAtkI	1	Zeros		Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; high dmg
InitiativeII	2	Zeros		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first, but receives 1.2Xdmg


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Alphabetized by Skill Name
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Skill	      Slots	Wanzer		Part	Type/Hint		Ability
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Aim		3	Grezex		Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on 1 part
Aim-Arm		3	Vinedrai	Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's arm
Aim-Body	3	Shunwang 1	Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's body
Aim-Leg		3	Tieqi 4		Arm	Burst			Concentrates all attacks on enemy's legs
AP-0		3	Hoshun Mk112	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost to 0
AP-60%		2	Shunyo Mk111	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost by 60%
AP-30%		1	Kasel M2	Leg	No grenades		Reduces AP cost by 30%
Arm Smash	4	Foura M12A	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's arm
AutoI			Enyo Mk109	Body	No shoulder wpn		
AutoII			Prov PAW2	Body	No shoulder wpn		
AutoCountr	1	Genie		Leg	All Weapons		Counters even when part destroyed
Avoid20		1	Tiandong 3	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 20 to 0
Avoid40		2	Lanze		Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 40 to 0
Avoid80		3	Yongsai 3	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg under 80 to 0
BkupFire	3	Rekson M4F	Arm	Melee			Requests fire support from an ally
BkupMelee	3	Yongsai 3	Body	Range			Requests melee support from an ally
Blackout	1	Mingtian 1	Leg	No grenades		Disables enemy's Battle Skills
Body Smash	5	Hoshun Mk112	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's body
BraceI		1	Kyojun Mk107	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy attacks first, but damage cut by 50%
BraceII		2	Tieqi 4		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy attacks first, but dmg cut by 80%
Chaff		1	Drake M2C	Body	All weapons (def)	Diverts attacking missiles
Dbl Assault	2	Zanislev	Arm	Melee & Range		R-L combo with melee and range weapon
Dbl PunchI	2	Grapple M1	Arm	RL Same Melee Wpns	R-L combo with one melee type
Dbl PunchII	2	Wude 3		Arm	RL Dif Mel Wpns		R-L combo with dif. melee types
Dbl ShotI	2	Prov PAW2	Arm	RL Same Rng Wpns	R-L combo with one ranged type
Dbl ShotII	2	Shangdi 1	Arm	RL Dif Rng Wpns		R-L combo with dif. ranged types
Def-C1[Up]	1	Genie		Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade up 1 LV
Def-C2[Up]	2	Laiying 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade up 2 LVs
Def-CMAX	3	Mingtian 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Def-C upgrade maxed
DMGFix100	1	Kyokei Mk108	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 101-200 to 100
DmgFix200	1	Qibing 0	Leg	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 201-400 to 200
DmgFix400	1	Shunyo Mk111	Body	All weapons (def)	Reduces dmg between 401-800 to 400
E-Acc1[Down]	1	Pare PAW1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade down 1 LV
E-Acc2[Down]	2	Wude 3		Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade down 2 LVs
E-AccNul	3	Shangdi 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's Acc upgrade disabled
E-Dec-C2[Down]		Tieqi 4		Body	No grenades
E-Def-CNul	3	Whisk		Body	No grenades		Enemy's Def-C upgrade disabled
E-Evade1[Down]	1	Zeros		Body	No grenades		Enemy's evade upgrade down 1 LV
E-Evade2[Down]	2	Vinedrai	Body	No grenades		Enemy's evade upgrade down 2 LVs
E-EvadeNul	3	Shunwang 1	Body	No grenades		Enemy's Evade upgrade disabled
E-Skill1[Down]	1	Rekson M4F	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapons skill down 1 LV
E-Skill2[Down]	2	Getty		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapons skill down 2 LVs
E-Skill3[Down]	3	Wude 3		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Enemy's weapon skill down 3 LVs
EjectPunch	1	Tiandong 3	Arm	Melee			Ejects enemy pilot
Escape		1	Foura M12A	Leg	All weapons (def)	Escapes before a part is destroyed
Evade1[Up]	1	Pare PAW1	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade up 1 LV during an attack
Evade2[Up]	2	Whisk		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade up 2 LVs during an attack
Evade-Max	3	Shunwang 1	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Evade upgrade maxed during an attack
EXPx2		1	Drake M2C	Leg	No grenades		Doubles battle skill EXP
EXPx3		2	Shangdi 1	Leg	No grenades		Triples battle skill EXP
EXPx4		3	Vinedrai	Leg	No grenades		Quadruples battle skill EXP
Fast Attack	2	Jinyo Mk110	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Attacks, then escapes counterattack
FiringSquad	3	Getty		Arm	Range			Calls 2 allies for backup fire
Gangbeating	3	Lenghe 1	Leg	Melee			Calls 2 allies for melee backup
Guard-B		1	Prov PAW2	Leg	All weapons (def)	Defends attacks to the body with an arm
Hit or Miss	1	Kyokei Mk108	Arm	Burst			All shots either hit or miss the enemy
Hrd Knocks	1	Grezex		Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill LVs up when machine weakened
InitiativeI	1	Zenislev	Leg	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first, but receives 1.4Xdmg
InitiativeII	2	Zeros		Leg	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first, but receives 1.2Xdmg
InitiativeIII	3	Lenghe 1	Body	No shoulder wpn		Player attacks first without handicap
Leg Smash	4	Enyo Mk109	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys enemy's legs
MeleeI		1	Kyokei Mk108	Body	Melee			Melee skill up 1.2 LVs for a turn
MeleeII		2	Kasel M2	Body	Melee			Melee skill up 1.5 LVs for a turn
MeleeIII	3	Grapple M1	Body	Melee			Doubles the melee skill for a turn
Pilot DMGI	1	Drake M2C	Arm	No grenades		High dmg to enemy pilot
Pilot DMGII	2	Laiying 1	Arm	No grenades		Very high dmg to enemy pilot
Pilot DMGIII	3	Genie		Arm	No grenades		Major dmg to enemy pilot
Pilot Eject		Foura M12A	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Prvnt Loss	1	Enyo Mk109	Leg	All weapons (def)	Saves lost part, but reduces HP to 1
RevengeI		Jinyo Mk110	Body	No shoulder wpn		
RevengeII	2	Qibing 0	Body	No shoulder wpn		Returns 1.5X received dmg
RevengeIII	3	Getty		Body	No shoulder wpn		Returns twice the received dmg
RndmSmash	4	Mingtian 1	Arm	1 Shot, Mel, Msl	Destroys a random part
ROFUPI		1	Kyojin Mk107	Arm	Burst			Fires 1.2 times normal ammo
ROFUPII		2	Jinyo Mk110	Arm	Burst			Fires 1.5 times normal ammo
ROFUPIII	3	Yongsai 3	Arm	Burst			Fires 2X normal ammo
Rvnge-Body		Hoshun Mk112	Body	No shoulder wpn		
Rvnge-Same		Shunyo Mk111	Arm	No shoulder wpn
Salvo		1	Whisk		Arm	Missile			Fires all remaining missiles
ShieldAtkI	1	Zeros		Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; high dmg
ShieldAtkII	2	Lanze		Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; very high dmg
ShieldAtkIII	3	Lenghe 1	Arm	Melee			Attacks with shield; major dmg
Skill+2[Up]	2	Grapple M1	Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill up 2 LVs for a turn
Skill+3[Up]	3	Laiying 1	Leg	No grenades		Weapon skill up 3 LVs for a turn
Stun Punch	1	Kasel M2	Arm	Melee			Stuns enemy pilot
TopplePnch	2	Qibing 0	Arm	Melee			Knocks enemy down & reduces AP to 0
ToppleShot	1	Pare PAW1	Arm	Range			Knocks enemy down & reduces AP by half
Tackle		1	Zenislev	Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; high dmg
TackleII	2	Tiandong 3	Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; very high dmg
TackleIII	3	Lanze		Body	Melee			Tackles with all body weight; major dmg
ZoomI		1	Kyojun Mk107	Body	No grenades		Raises Acc 1.2 times
ZoomII		2	Rekson M4F	Body	No grenades		Raises Acc 1.5 times
ZoomIII		3	Grezex		Body	No grenades		Doubles Acc