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    Battle Skill List by Luxion

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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