The Sketch Guide
Version 1.2
Djibriel, October 2005

"We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents. We want happy,
happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news. Everything is
possible here. This is your little universe." - Bob Ross (1942-1995)

Contents

 1.0     Version History
 2.0     Introduction
 3.0     Slang
 4.0     How Sketch works
  4.1.1     Sketch Hit Rate
  4.1.2     The Beret
  4.1.3     Sketch Hit Rate with a Beret
  4.2.1     Sketch damage formula
  4.2.2     Miscellaneous notes
 5.0     Sketch attacks
 6.0	 When to use Sketch	
 7.0     Conclusion

No number: Disclaimer

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1.0 Version History
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- Version 1.2  (05/30/2010)
      Can YOU spot what was fixed? If so, you might want to take a look at the
      Zodiac Killer case, justice could use a guy like you.

- Version 1.1  (1/8/2006)
      Fixed its/it's errors and some other ones. Thankx go to Galbalan for
      pointing them out!

- Version 1.0  (10/17/2005)
      Initial Release

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2.0 Introduction
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Nobody likes Sketch. And that's only logical. 

See, if Blitz is the popular jock all shallow people love, if SwdTech is the
bitch without any real qualities who is adored for her looks and if Rage is the
scrawny kid with glasses few people like to talk to who'll later make more
money that the rest of class '96 combined, Sketch is the poor kid who, besides
being lactose-intolerant, suffering from asthma AND having the worst case of
acne known to Western science, lacks any kind of charm, quality or potential. 
Even if you do put on a nose peg - penetrating body odour - and get to talk to
him, you'll notice that under all the ugly, you've found a prime example of
a generally boring person who sometimes likes to kill caterpillars and sniff
his sister's underwear.

That, my friends, is Sketch. 

This doesn't make the character of Relm useless; she has great equipment, a
natural ability to reach 128 % Mblock without all too much fuss and/or Merit
Award, the game's highest starting Magic Power and is, as annual polls tell us,
the game's sexiest person by far. 

But still, Sketch. It's not like Shock or anything, it's got its own damage
formula and even its own two bytes on *every* monster to tell us what attacks
can be produced by Sketch. Clearly at least some amount of effort was put into
Sketch, that much is obvious. But hey, that doesn't say anything; if you're
still with me on the whole kid-metaphor thing, his parents must have hugged
eachother in that special way at least once for it to appear, and judging from
the look of it, also the scorn of society for breaking the dogma on brother/
sister fornication. 

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) said everybody should have their 15 minutes of fame. And
thus Sketch too should pass the revue; I see before me the Task of Hercules to
bring some kind of justification for the ability. While it's an entirely
other debate, most people will want to agree with me when I say that Control
isn't exactly hot enough to justify the loss of a Relic slot, so you'll probably
be keeping Sketch around. Let's see what Sketch can do for us. 

Technological and/or systematical bashing of Sketch:

Square employee # 1: My, what a pleasant day. Comrade, come ye over here and
listen! While drinking my scotch, enjoying the pleasures of a Cuban cigar
and having delightful social intercourse with my wife and children, I stumbled
upon an idea. I perceive it to be the idea to end all ideas.

Square employee # 2: What?

Square employee # 1: I say, we shall create a monster within this game that we
are creating, and we will make it a lightning monster! It will be a demon of
electricity, an incubus of sparks, a behemoth of thunder! Oh, the players will
appreciate the subtle irony of defeating a symbolic representation of
electricity on this 'gaming console' - in the parlance on our time - which
itself is powered by electricity. 

Square employee # 2: I really think you should drink less Black Russians before
lunch.

Thus, after jokingly punching Square employee # 2 in the groin, face and stomach
until he stops moving, the protagonist of our tale goes off to create this
monster of lightning. Among other lightning-related touches to the beast,
he makes the monster *absorb* lightning, as that's what lightning monsters
tend to do. Also, from the Sketch attacks, he selects two Lightning-elemental
attacks, as that's what animated paintings from lightning monsters tend to do.

Behold, Rhinotaur, one of the many factual rebuttals to the statement 'Sketch 
was a positive factor in this game'. 

And that's the basic lay-out of 50 % of Sketch its problem. Monsters often have
a theme. The theme can be an element or a status effect. Almost always, the
monsters are immune to what they do themselves. Rhinotaur does and absorbs Mega
Volt. Lich does and absorbs Fire 2. Pm Stalker does and absorbs Drain. Mandrake
does and resists StoneTouch. Etcetera. 

The other 50 % of Sketch its problem is the damage formula. Here's how opponents
and character are laid out in this game:

Characters:	High stats	Low HP		Strong attacks
Monsters:	Low stats	High HP		Mediocre attacks

Sketch takes the stats of the monsters you're Sketching, and more often than not
the attacks of it. While not Sketching, the Sketch user will have the normal
character's amount of HP. Basically, a Sketcher combines the worst attributes of
both sides into a potpourri of failure. 

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3.0 Slang
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MT: Multi-target. Targets all members of one side

ST: Single-target. Targets a single target

NMG: Natural Magic Game. Magic taught by Espers and equipment is prohibited in
     this challenge.

!Special: A lot of attacks have an exclamation mark in front of them. This is
          to show that the attack concerned is a Special attack, a physical
          attack that's based off of the Battle attack. 


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4.0 How Sketch works
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4.1.1     Sketch Hit Rate
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Sketch chance:

If (Sketcher's level * 256) / Target's level > [0..255] then
you successfully sketch, otherwise you miss.

What does this mean? The [0..255] part is just factored in for the random part
of the formula. To simplify it, you can keep in the back of your head that

(Sketcher's level)/(Sketchee's level) = Probability Sketch will work

That's a tiny margin off, but accurate enough. Conclusions:

- Whenever the Sketcher's level is equal to or higher than the Sketchee, Sketch
will always work. 
- If the Sketchee's level is double the Sketcher's level, the probability of
Sketch working is 50.2 %.
- If the Sketchee's level is 1.5 the Sketcher's level, the probability of Sketch
working is 66.66 %.
- If the Sketchee's level is 25 and the Sketcher's level is 5, the probability
of Sketch is 20 % (this is the scenario of Relm VS Ultros #3 in an LLG).


4.1.2     The Beret
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The Beret, a piece of Headgear, can boost the chance of Sketch working. All in
all it's a rather crummy piece of Headgear you don't want to have around, even
when you first find it as the Mystery Veil is better than it. Here are the
Beret's stats:

Defense: 21	Magic Defense: 21	Magic Power + 3
Can be equipped by Relm		
Is compatible with the Merit Award

For trivia info, here's how Mystery Veil is better:
Defense: 24	Magic Defense: 25	Magic Power + 3		M. Block + 10 %
Can be equipped by Terra, Celes, Relm
Is not compatible with the Merit Award

You can find the Beret for the first time on the Floating Continent, in the
blue orb to the northeast of the bizarre gateway that takes you to the Save
Point.
Later, you can buy the Beret in WoR Tzen for 3500 GP. 

4.1.3     Sketch Hit Rate with a Beret
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If you are equipped with a Beret, then the chance to sketch is:

If (Sketcher's level * 256) / (Target's level * 170 / 256) > [0..255] then
you successfully sketch, otherwise you miss.

This can be simplified with a slight deviation to

(Sketcher's level)/(2/3 * Sketchee's level)

Conclusions with the Beret equipped:

- Whenever the Sketcher's level is equal to or higher than 1.5 * the level of
the Sketchee, Sketch will always work. 
- If the Sketchee's level is double the Sketcher's level, the probability of
Sketch working is 75 %.


4.2.1     Sketch damage formula
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It's very simple. 

Sketch uses the level of the Sketcher, and the Magic Power, Vigor and Bat. Power
or the Sketchee. Allow that to sink in for a moment, and try not to cry over
the horror.

Cyan is the character's with the lowest Magic Power: 25. 
The normal monster's Magic Power tends to be 10. The monsters whose Magic Power
even starts to approach that of a characters are the following:

Brachosaur	25	Because it's just plain mean.
Siegfried	25	Colloseum, to make HyperDrive fatal.
Hoover		22	To keep you out of the desert until your levels are high
Cactrot		50	Trivia, he never makes use of it.
Magic Urn	35	Trivia, the only way to use it is Sketch it for Cure 3
SoulDancer	30	Trivia, the only way to use it is Sketch for Drain or
			Osmose
Allo Ver	55	For fatal Atomic Ray attacks after 60 seconds into the
			battle
Nohrabbit	30	For those strong Cure/Cure 2 attacks when it dies.
IronHitman	25	To make Tek Laser at least somewhat impressive
Guardian	25	One of the few monsters who makes use of its strong
			Magic Power
L. 30 Magic*	20	Magic Tower
L. 20 Magic*	21	Magic Tower
L. 10 Magic*	22	Magic Tower
Long Arm*	30	Shock Wave boosting, he uses nothing else
MagiMaster*	25	Magic Tower, and a fatal Ultima

*  These monsters cannot be Sketched

The Relics Relm carries to boost damage (Atlas Armlet, Earrings, Hero Ring) are
NOT ignored. 

4.2.2     Miscellaneous notes
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- The Weapon Relm is holding while executing Battle or Special attack through
Sketch is *entirely* ignored. This ranges from ignoring Back Row compatibility,
Dice effects, X-type instant-death, random spells, everything.

- The different parts in the final battle cannot be Sketched.

- Muted Sketchers cannot execute Sketch attacks that would normally cost any
MP

- Sketch will never work on party members

- Sketch will never work on monsters with the Clear status

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5.0 Sketch attacks
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		   75 %		   25 %		Special description

Guard		Battle		Battle
Soldier		Scan		Battle
Templar		Battle		!Axe		Battle * 2
Ninja		Water Edge	Fire Skean
Samurai		Doom		Flare
Orog		Pearl		Bio
Mag Roader	Battle		!Wheel		Battle * 1.5
Retainer	Wind Slash	!Tradeoff	Inflicts Death
Hazer		Battle		Drain
Dahling		Cure 2		Mute
Rain Man	Bolt 3		!Umbrawler	Inflicts Sleep
Brawler		Battle		!Punch		Battle * 1.5
Apokryphos	L. 3 Muddle	!Silencer	Inflicts Silence
Dark Force	CleanSweep	L. 5 Doom
Whisper		Demi		Quartr
Over-Mind	Battle		Dread
Osteosaur	Battle		!Fossil		Inflicts Zombie
Commander	Battle		Fire
Rhodox		Snare		!Near Fatal	Battle * 4
Were-Rat	Battle		!Bite		Battle * 1.5
Ursus		Fire 2		!Scratch	Battle * 1.5
Rhinotaur	Giga Volt	Mega Volt
Steroidite	Slide		!Rush		Battle * 3
Leafer		Battle		!Incisor	Battle * 1.5
Stray Cat	Blaster		!Catscratch	Battle * 4
Lobo		Battle		!Tusk		Battle * 1.5
Doberman	Battle		!Bite		Battle * 1.5
Vomammoth	Blizzard	!Bear Claw	Battle * 1.5
Fidor		Battle		!Pounce		Battle * 2
Baskervor	Absolute 0	!Claw		Battle * 1.5
Suriander	Aqua Rake	!Yawn		Inflicts Sleep
Chimera		Aqua Rake	!Frisky		Battle * 2
Behemoth	Meteor		!Take Down	Battle * 3
Mesosaur	Step Mine	!T. Lash	Inflicts Seizure
Pterodon	Fire Ball	!Wing		Inflicts Seizure
FossilFang	Sand Storm	!Bone		Inflicts Zombie
White Drgn	Pearl		Flare
Doom Drgn	N. Cross	Fallen One
Brachosaur	Step Mine	!Wail		Battle * 6
Tyranosaur	Aero		!Bite		Battle * 7
Dark Wind	Battle		!Dive		Battle * 1.5
Beakor		Battle		!Duster		Inflicts Poison
Vulture		Shimsham	!Blinder	Inflicts Dark
Harpy		Cyclonic	!Grip		Battle * 2
HermitCrab	Net		!Rock		Inflicts Petrify
Trapper		L. 3 Muddle	L. 5 Doom
Hornet		Battle		!IronNeedle	Battle * 1.5
CrassHoppr	Battle		!Wing Snap	Inflicts Berserk
Delta Bug	Mega Volt	!Rush		Battle * 1.5
Gilomantis	Lode Stone	!Sickle		Battle * 1.5
Trilium		Battle		!Bane Touch	Inflicts Poison
Nightshade	Charm		!Poison Pod	Inflicts Poison
TumbleWeed	Lifeshaver	!Blinder	Inflicts Blind
Bloompire	Bio		!Energy Sap	Inflicts Zombie
Trilobiter	Battle		!PoisonBarb	Inflicts Poison
Siegfried	Battle		Battle
Nautiloid	Battle		!Ink		Inflicts Dark
Exocite		Battle		!Scissors	Battle * 1.5
Anguiform	Aqua Rake	!Garotte	Battle * 5
Reach Frog	Slimer		!Tongue		Inflicts Seizure
Lizard		Remedy		Imp		
ChickenLip	Quake		!Lash		Inflicts Mute
Hoover		Sand Storm	!Crush		Battle * 5
Rider		Virite		!SilverPike	Battle * 3
Chupon		Battle		Battle
Pipsqueak	Roulette	Imp		Inflicts Imp
M-TekArmor	Battle		Tek Laser
Sky Armor	Tek Laser	!Backlash	Inflicts Mute
Telstar		Tek Laser	Launcher	
Lethal Wpn	Megazerk	!Metal Arm	Battle * 2
Vaporite	Battle		Slow		
Flan		Slimer		!Slip Gunk	Inflicts Seizure
Ing		Lifeshaver	!Glare		Inflicts Dark
Humpty		Poison		!Hug		
Brainpan	Blow Fish	!Smirk		Inflicts Stop
Cruller		Slimer		!Brainstorm	Inflicts Confuse
Cactrot		Blow Fish	!Mind Sting	Inflicts Berserk
Repo Man	Flare		!Wrench		Battle * 1.5
Harvester	Fire Wall	!Sickle		Battle * 1.5
Bomb		Blaze		Exploder
Still Life	Lullaby		!Bane Kiss	Inflicts Poison
Boxed Set	Meteor		!Mirror Orb	Battle * 3
SlamDancer	Ice 2		Fire 2
HadesGigas	Magnitude8	!Head Butt	Battle * 4
Pug		Break		!Cleaver	Battle * 8
Magic Urn	Cure 3		Remedy
Mover		Disaster	Battle
Figaliz		Dischord	!Gunk		Inflicts Poison
Buffalax	Battle		!Riot		Battle * 1.5
Aspik		Giga Volt	!NumbSpines	Inflicts Stop
Ghost		X-Zone		Fire
Crawler		Step Mine	!Feeler		Inflicts Poison
Sand Ray	Battle		!Tail		Battle * 1.5
Areneid		Battle		!Numb		Inflicts Stop
Actaneon	Aqua Rake	!Clamp		Battle * 1.5
Sand Horse	Sand Storm	!Clamp		Battle * 5
Dark Side	Fire 3		!Slip Touch	Inflicts Seizure
Mad Oscar	Sour Mouth	!Drool		Inflicts Seizure
Crawly		Battle		!Heart Burn	Inflicts Seizure
Bleary		Battle		!Slumber	Inflicts Sleep
Marshal		Battle		!Charge		Battle * 2
Trooper		Battle		!Swing		Battle * 2
General		Cure 2		!Bio Attack	Inflicts Seizure
Covert		Wind Slash	!Disappear	Inflicts Clear
Ogor		Meteor		Battle
Warlock		Pearl		!MagicDrain	Drains MP
Madam		Pearl		Flare
Joker		Bolt 2		!Parasol	Battle * 2
Iron Fist	Stone		!Knee Kick	Battle * 2
Goblin		Bolt 3		Fire 3
Apparite	!Slip Touch	!Slip Touch	Inflicts Seizure
PowerDemon	Flare		!Daze Dance	Drains HP
Displayer	Doom		!Rib		Battle * 2
Vector Pup	Battle		!Bite		Battle * 1.5
Peepers		Pearl Wind	!Tail		Battle * 1.5
Sewer Rat	Battle		!Incisor	Battle * 1.5
Slatter		Shimsham	!Choke		Battle * 1.5
Rhinox		Life 3		!BaneStrike	Inflicts Poison
Rhobite		Battle		!Incisor	Battle * 1.5
Wild Cat	Blaster		!Pounce		Battle * 1.5
Red Fang	Battle		!Rabies		Inflicts Poison
Bounty Man	Battle		!Bite		Battle * 1.5
Tusker		Blizzard	!Gore		Battle * 2
Ralph		Battle		!Tackle		Battle * 1.5
Chitonid	Battle		!Carapace	Battle * 1.5
Wart Puck	Battle		!Yawn		Inflicts Sleep
Rhyos		Surge		El Nino
SrBehemoth	Fire 3		!Hypno Gas	Inflicts Sleep
Vectaur		Pearl Wind	!Tusk		Battle * 1.5
Wyvern		Cyclonic	!Slip Wing	Inflicts Seizure
Zombone		Bolt 3		!Bone		Inflicts Zombie
Dragon		Revenge		!Tail		Battle * 5
Brontaur	Fire 3		!Wail		Battle * 5
Allosaurus	Doom		!PoisonClaw	Inflicts Poison
Cirpius		Battle		!Beak		Inflicts Petrify
Sprinter	Aero		!Drainbeak	Drains MP
Gobbler		Shimsham	!Silence	Inflicts Mute
Harpiai		Aero		!Nail		Battle * 1.5
GloomShell	Net		!Rock		Inflicts Petrify
Drop		Muddle		!Mad Signal	Inflicts Confuse
Mind Candy	Battle		!SleepSting	Inflicts Sleep
WeedFeeder	Lifeshaver	!Wing Snap	Inflicts Berserk
Luridan		Land Slide	!Horn		Battle * 2
Toe Cutter	Shrapnel	!Doomsickle	Drains HP
Over Grunk	Poison		!Bane Touch	Inflicts Poison
Exoray		Virite		!DoomPollen	Inflicts Zombie
Crusher		Lifeshaver	!Blow		Battle * 5
Uroburos	Quake		Bio
Primordite	Battle		!Numblade	Inflicts Stop
Sky Cap		Atomic Ray	!SlipAnchor	Inflicts Seizure
Cephaler	Battle		!Husk		Battle * 1.5
Maliga		Battle		!Scissors	Battle * 1.5
Gigan Toad	Slimer		!Croak		Battle * 2
Geckorex	Break		!Petriglare	Inflicts Petrify
Cluck		Quake		!Lick		Inflicts Petrify
Land Worm	Magnitude8	!Compress	Battle * 2
Test Rider	Flash Rain	!Gold Lance	Battle * 3
PlutoArmor	Tek Laser	!Crash		Battle * 2
Tomb Thumb	Step Mine	!Dash		Inflicts Haste
HeavyArmor	Tek Laser	!Metal Hand	Battle * 1.5
Chaser		Plasma		!Program 17	Inflicts Shell
Scullion	Exploder	!Gamma Rays	Inflicts Condemned
Poplium		Battle		Slow
Intangir	Step Mine	!Sleep		Inflicts Clear
(stopped listing bad stuff)
Misfit		Lifeshaver	!Enmity		Inflicts Dark
Eland		Bio		!Stench		Inflicts Confuse
Enuo		CleanSweep	!Slime		Inflicts Slow
Deep Eye	Dread		!Dreamland	Inflicts Sleep
GreaseMonk	!LodeWrench	!LodeWrench	Battle * 1.5
NeckHunter	Imp		!Mad Sickle	Inflicts Confuse
Grenade		Blaze		!Mesmerize	Inflicts Berserk
Critic		Condemned	!Slip Seed	Inflicts Seizure
Pan Dora 	Revenge		!Hypno Gas	Inflicts Sleep
SoulDancer	Osmose		Drain
Gigantos	Battle		!Throat Jab	Battle * 5
Mag Roader	Battle		!Rush		Battle * 1.5
Spek Tor	Blaster		!Scratch	Battle * 1.5
Parasite	Giga Volt	!Mind Stop	Inflicts Stop
EarthGuard	Big Guard	!PoisonTail	Inflicts Poison
Coelecite	Magnitude8	!HypnoSting	Inflicts Sleep
Anemone		Giga Volt	Imp
Hipocampus	Flash Rain	Acid Raid
Spectre		Fire		Bolt
Evil Oscar	Sour Mouth	Poison
Slurm		Battle		!Dijestive	Inflicts Seizure
Latimeria	Magnitude8	!Wind-Up	Battle * 1.5
StillGoing	Battle		!Slip Touch	Inflicts Seizure
Allo Ver	!Dead End	!Dead End	Inflicts Death
Phase		!Blow Fish	!Smirk		Inflicts Stop
Outsider	Battle		!Ruin		Inflicts Death
Barb-e		Love Token	!Slap		Inflicts Mute
Parasoul	Flash Rain	!Spin Slice	Inflicts Confuse
Pm Stalker	Drain		Poison
Hemophyte	Shock Wave	CursedGaze	Inflicts Seizure
Sp Forces	Battle		!Blow		Battle * 2
Nohrabbit	Cure 2		Cure
Wizard		Demi		Rasp
Scrapper	Elf Fire	!Knife		Battle * 1.5
Ceritops	Giga Volt	Imp
Commando	Battle		!Program 65	Inflicts Mute
Opinicus	Slide		!Riot		Battle * 1.5
Poppers		Stone		Imp
Lunaris		Battle		!Face Bite	Inflicts Dark
Garm		Ice 3		!Program 95	Inflicts Confuse
Vindr		Acid Rain	!Beak		Inflicts Petrify
Kiwok		Cyclonic	Imp
Nastidon	Battle		!Grab		Battle * 1.5
Rinn		Battle		Slow
Insecare	Battle		!Wing Whisp	Inflicts Berserk
Vermin		Bio		!Bacteria	Inflicts Seizure
Mantodea	Wind Slash	!MindReaper	Drains MP
Bogy		Battle		!Oogyboog	Battle * 2
Prussian	Battle		!Bear Hug	Battle * 3
Black Drgn	Fallen One	Sand Storm
Adamanchyt	Blaster		!Nail		Battle * 1.5
Dante		L. 3 Muddle	!QuartzPike	Battle * 3
Wirey Drgn	Cyclonic	!Wing		Battle * 2
Dueller		Giga Volt	!Megashock	Battle * 3
Psychot		Lifeshaver	!Mindshock	Drains MP
Muus		Pep Up		!Gunk		Inflicts Slow
Karkass		Bolt 3		Break
Punisher	Battle		Battle
Balloon		Exploder	!Flare Up	Battle * 1.5
Gabbldegak	Vanish		!!GoldWrench	Battle * 1.5
GtBehemoth	Meteor		!Hay Maker	Battle * 4
Scorpion	Battle		!Doom Sting	Inflicts Condemned
Chaos Drgn	Disaster	!Cinderizer	Inflicts Death
Spit Fire	Tek Laser	!Propeller	Battle * 1.5
Vectagoyle	Aqua Rake	Giga Volt
Lich		Fire 2		Fire
Osprey		Shimsham	!Beak		Inflicts Petrify
Mag Roader	Battle		!Wheel		Battle * 1.5
Bug		Battle		!StoneSpine	Inflicts Petrify
Sea Flower	Battle		!Feeler		Inflicts Poison
Fortis		Shrapnel	!Double Arm	Battle * 2
Abolisher	Poison		!Down Dust	Inflicts Poison
Aquila		Cyclonic	!Flap		Battle * 5
Junk		Bolt 3		!Parallout	Inflicts Clear
Mandrake	Raid		!StoneTouch	Inflicts Petrify
1st Class	Battle		!Ore Wrench	Battle * 1.5
Tap Dancer	Slow 2		!WaistShake	Inflicts Confuse
Necromancr	Doom		X-Zone
Borras		!Uppercut	!Uppercut	Battle * 5
Mag Roader	Battle		!Rush		Battle * 2
Wild Rat	Battle		!Scratch	Battle * 1.5
Gold Bear	Battle		!Gouge		Battle * 2.5
Innoc		Battle		L? Pearl
Trixter		Fire 2		Fire
Red Wolf	Revenge		!Rush		Battle * 1.5
Didalos		Quake		!PoisonTusk	Inflicts Poison
Woolly		W Wind		!Frenzy		Inflicts Berserk
Veteran		Condemned	Roulette
Sky Base	Giga Volt	Doom
IronHitman	Dischord	!Destroy	Battle * 2
Io		Plasma		!Crush		Battle * 3
Pugs		Battle		!Knife		Battle * 8
Presenter
(shell)		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Mega Armor	Tek Laser	!MetalPunch	Battle * 1.5
Prometheus	S. Cross	!Drill		Battle * 1.5
Inferno		Battle 		!Sobat		Battle * 3
Umaro		Battle 		!Tackle		Battle * 3
Guardian	Big Guard	!Ink		Battle * 1.5, Inflicts Dark
Air Force	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
AtmaWeapon	Battle 		!Full Power	Battle * 2
Nerapa		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
SrBehemoth	Battle		!Evil Claw	Battle * 1.5, Remove Reflect
Doom Gaze	Battle 		!Bane Claw	Inflicts Poison
Curley		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
Larry		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
Moe		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
WrexSoul	Battle 		!KarmicBlow	Inflicts Condemned
Hidon		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
KatanaSoul	Battle 		!SlayerEdge	Inflicts Death
Hidonite	Battle 		!PoisonClaw	Inflicts Poison
Doom		Battle		!Demon Rage	Battle * 4
Goddess		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Poltrgeist	Battle 		!Psychrip	Battle * 2
Kefka		Ultima		!Havoc Wing	Battle * 4
Ultros
(# 3)		Tentacle	Tentacle
Chupon		Battle		!Hit		Inflicts Poison
Whelk Head
(Presenter)	Battle		!PetriBlast	Inflicts Petrify
Master Pug	Battle		!Knife		Battle * 8
Rough		Battle		!Rapier		Battle * 1.5
Striker		Battle		!Slash		Battle * 2
Tritoch		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Laser Gun	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Speck		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
MissileBay	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Ice Dragon	Ice 3		Fire 3
Storm Drgn	Aero		Pearl Wind
Dirt Drgn	Bolt 3		Magnitude8
Gold Drgn	Bolt 3		Ice 3
Skull Drgn	Battle		Rasp
Blue Drgn	Ice 3		Blaster
Red Dragon	Fire 3		L? Pearl
Hidonite	Battle		!Confuclaw	Inflicts Confuse
Hidonite	Battle		!Zombi Claw	Inflicts Zombie
Hidonite	Battle		!Mega Claw	Battle * 4
ProtoArmor	Tek Laser	!Program 35	Battle * 1.5
SoulSaver	Battle		!MagicDrain	Drains MP
Ultros		Battle		!OctopusInk	Battle * 1.5, Inflicts Dark
(#4)
Naughty		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
Phunbaba
(Escape)	Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3
Phunbaba
(BabaBreath)	Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3
Phunbaba
(Final)		Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3
Zone Eater	Battle		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Atma		Battle		!Hit		Battle * 1.5

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6.0 When to use Sketch
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First off: NO SKETCH ATTEMPT IS EVER GOOD ENOUGH TO WARRANT SUICIDE.

That's why the following four monsters should never be Sketched:
Black List:

Bomb		25 % Exploder
Scullion	75 % Exploder
Balloon		75 % Exploder
Muus		75 % Pep Up

Second off: What's a good moment to use Sketch? A high-leveled Relm with
Merit Award, Offering and the ValiantKnife knows no good moments to use Sketch.
Relm who is continuously up-to-date with all Magic available has very little
moments where Sketch is superior to her Magic command. 
I've listed the better moments to use Sketch with a normal four-headed party
in the back of my head where Relm knows no Magic but is equipped with the
best weapon at the time. 

Here's the recommendations by location:

You'll find yourself being able to use Sketch in-battle as soon as you get
Relm, while fighting Ultros. The game gently pushes you to use Sketch against
Ultros. While the resulting Tentacle attack is hardly worth it, Ultros AI
script makes Sketch end the battle.

Ultros
(# 3)		Tentacle	Tentacle
Adamanchyt	Blaster		!Nail		Battle * 1.5
Slurm		Battle		!Dijestive	Inflicts Seizure
Abolisher	Poison		!Down Dust	Inflicts Poison
Mandrake	Raid		!StoneTouch	Inflicts Petrify
Insecare	Battle		!Wing Whisp	Inflicts Berserk

In the cave itself, Sketch is next to useless. The only two enemies worth
sketching are Adamanchyt when it is accompanied by two Slurm (Blaster kills
them) or versus Mandrake. 25 % !StoneTouch works against Insecare and 75 % Raid
can restore Relm's health if it's low. On a normal level (20-25) Raid should
absorb about 300 HP. 

Baskervor	Absolute 0	!Claw		Battle * 1.5
Chimera		Aqua Rake	!Frisky		Battle * 2
Cephaler	Battle		!Husk		Battle * 1.5

Outside of the cave, on the Overworld Map, both Baskervor's 75 % Absolute 0 and
Chimera's 75 % Aqua Rake deal 700 damage (350 when MT) on a normal level. 

When the Blackjack is recovered and Relm is on it, Sketch can be used to access
a lot of neat cookies that are hardly ever very useful, but always interesting.

If you want to see the Bolt 3 spell, head to the Veldt and Sketch a Zombone
If you want to see the Ice 3 spell, head to the Veldt and Sketch a Garm
You can teach Strago the Roulette Lore earlier by Sketching a Pipsqueak for its
75 % Roulette attack.

Ultros		Battle		!OctopusInk	Battle * 1.5, Inflicts Dark
(#4)
Chupon		Battle		!Hit		Inflicts Poison
Sky Armor	Tek Laser	!Backlash	Inflicts Mute
Spit Fire	Tek Laser	!Propeller	Battle * 1.5
Laser Gun	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Speck		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
MissileBay	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Air Force	Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5

Refrain from using Sketch during the entire AIF sequence, Ultros/Chupon battle
and struggle against Air Force, as nothing will be worth the turn. 

Ninja		Water Edge	Fire Skean
Apokryphos	L. 3 Muddle	!Silencer	Inflicts Silence
Behemoth	Meteor		!Take Down	Battle * 3
Brainpan	Blow Fish	!Smirk		Inflicts Stop
Dragon		Revenge		!Tail		Battle * 5
Misfit		Lifeshaver	!Enmity		Inflicts Dark
Gigantos	Battle		!Throat Jab	Battle * 5
Wirey Drgn	Cyclonic	!Wing		Battle * 2
AtmaWeapon	Battle 		!Full Power	Battle * 2
Nerapa		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Naughty		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2

On the FC, Brainpan yields 75 % Blow Fish and 25 % !Smirk, both pleasant enough
to warrant usage. Wyvern has a 75 % Cyclonic attack you'll absolutely want to
take advantage of. Dragon's 75 % Revenge might be nice if Relm is Near Fatal,
but you'll want to stick to healing her ASAP in that situation rather than
use Revenge. While Behemoth uses Meteor and Ninja uses Water Skean, neither will
be even remotely impressive so forget about it.
Gigantos, AtmaWeapon, Naughty and Nerapa are all horrid models for Sketch
attempts.

Assuming we've gone straight to Relm in the WoR, skipping all other little
side-quests:

Brachosaur	Step Mine	!Wail		Battle * 6
Tyranosaur	Aero		!Bite		Battle * 7
Harpy		Cyclonic	!Grip		Battle * 2
TumbleWeed	Lifeshaver	!Blinder	Inflicts Blind
Reach Frog	Slimer		!Tongue		Inflicts Seizure
Hoover		Sand Storm	!Crush		Battle * 5
Cactrot		Blow Fish	!Mind Sting	Inflicts Berserk
Sprinter	Aero		!Drainbeak	Drains MP
Harpiai		Aero		!Nail		Battle * 1.5
GloomShell	Net		!Rock		Inflicts Petrify
Geckorex	Break		!Petriglare	Inflicts Petrify
Spek Tor	Blaster		!Scratch	Battle * 1.5
Mantodea	Wind Slash	!MindReaper	Drains MP
Prussian	Battle		!Bear Hug	Battle * 3
Doom Gaze	Battle 		!Bane Claw	Inflicts Poison

On the Overworld Map, a lot of critters are there for you to Sketch.
Brachosaur's Sketch attacks aren't too bad (75 % Step Mine, 25 % !Wail), but
Brachosaur is too dangerous to toy around with, and even if you have Gogo
Control him while Sketching there's a 25 % chance Relm snaps him out of it. 
TumbleWeed's 75 % Lifeshaver can be great to absorb some HP if you could use
some. Hoover's 75 % Sand Storm comes from a respectable 22 Magic Power and
packs quite a punch while its 25 % !Crush hurts a lot as well. Cactrot's 75 %
Blow Fish kills it, although its 25 % !Mind Sting will miss. Harpiai's Aero
will feed off its own weakness against Wind and will kill it on a decent level.
Spek Tor's 75 % Blaster kills Sprinters, while Sprinter's 75 % Aero kills Spek
Tors. That's about it. 

Scorpion	Battle		!Doom Sting	Inflicts Condemned
HermitCrab	Net		!Rock		Inflicts Petrify
Pm Stalker	Drain		Poison

Nothing in the Collapsing House in Tzen is worth Sketching.

Phunbaba
(Escape)	Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3
Phunbaba
(BabaBreath)	Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3
Phunbaba
(Final)		Battle 		!Solar Plex	Battle * 3

Phunbaba isn't worth Sketching.

Ursus		Fire 2		!Scratch	Battle * 1.5
Punisher	Battle		Battle
Borras		!Uppercut	!Uppercut	Battle * 5
Luridan		Land Slide	!Horn		Battle * 2
Scrapper	Elf Fire	!Knife		Battle * 1.5

In Mt. Zozo, Ursus' 75 % Fire 2 delivers about 500 damage on a normal level (30)
and since Ursus itself is weak against the attack and it'll do 1000 to him, it's
worth a shot. Luridan's 75 % Land Slide is decent enough as well. If Relm is in 
the Front Row, Borras' 100 % !Uppercut will do over 1000 damage as well.

Storm Drgn	Aero		Pearl Wind

Storm Drgn is a poor choice for Sketching under normal circumstances, as its
75 % Aero will heal it. If you used the Debilitator though, Aero packs quite
a punch against Storm Drgn, and that 25 % Pearl Wind can't hurt. 

Toe Cutter	Shrapnel	!Doomsickle	Drains HP
Rhyos		Surge		El Nino
SrBehemoth	Battle		!Evil Claw	Battle * 1.5, Remove Reflect
SrBehemoth	Fire 3		!Hypno Gas	Inflicts Sleep
Allo Ver	!Dead End	!Dead End	Inflicts Death

In the Cave in the Veldt, Toe Cutter's 75 % Shrapnel is decent enough (1100 on 
a single target around level 33), although 25 % !Doomsickle will disappoint.
Rhyos, while sporting two nice spells (Surge and El Nino), is a horrible Sketch
target. 

Allo Ver yields a 100 % !Dead End, which will kill it instantly. A very good
idea, and one of the few moments Sketch really shines. 

You'll want to refrain from Sketching versus the first SrBehemoth. The second
one has a 75 % Fire 3 spell. Its performance is bad, especially considering
Relm can smack him with a Gravity and/or Pearl Rod, but about 2000 damage around
level 35 isn't that bad, especially for Sketch.

Parasite	Giga Volt	!Mind Stop	Inflicts Stop
Allosaurus	Doom		!PoisonClaw	Inflicts Poison
Critic		Condemned	!Slip Seed	Inflicts Seizure
Pan Dora 	Revenge		!Hypno Gas	Inflicts Sleep
Rain Man	Bolt 3		!Umbrawler	Inflicts Sleep
Barb-e		Love Token	!Slap		Inflicts Mute
Samurai		Doom		Flare
Suriander	Aqua Rake	!Yawn		Inflicts Sleep
Curley		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
Larry		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
Moe		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 2
WrexSoul	Battle 		!KarmicBlow	Inflicts Condemned
SoulSaver	Battle		!MagicDrain	Drains MP

Sky Cap		Atomic Ray	!SlipAnchor	Inflicts Seizure
PlutoArmor	Tek Laser	!Crash		Battle * 2
Io		Plasma		!Crush		Battle * 3

In Cyan's Soul, the psychedelic background puts a stop to any kind of
realistic art; no monster is worth sketching other than Allosaurus, whose 75 %
Doom spell should take either the Allosaurus or a Parasite out. In the train,
Rain Man's 75 % Bolt 3 and Samurai's 25 % Flare are not strong enough to 
make use of them, and Samurai's 75 % Doom never works as everything Samurai
travels with, including Samurai itself, is protected from ID attacks. 

While you can't Sketch Sky Cap, PlutoArmor and Io as you're piloting MagiTek
armor, you can meet them on the Veldt. Regardless, Sketching them isn't a very
brilliant idea. Io's 75 % Plasma is the best of the bunch, and not very good.

Red Wolf	Revenge		!Rush		Battle * 1.5
Nastidon	Battle		!Grab		Battle * 1.5
Test Rider	Flash Rain	!Gold Lance	Battle * 3
Psychot		Lifeshaver	!Mindshock	Drains MP
Wizard		Demi		Rasp
Mag Roader
(yellow)	Battle		!Wheel		Battle * 1.5
Mag Roader
(brown)		Battle		!Rush		Battle * 2
Tritoch		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Ice Dragon	Ice 3		Fire 3

In WoR Narshe are no competent Sketchee's available. Nor inside the caves of the
snowy town. 
Ice Dragon has a 75 % Ice 3 and a 25 % Fire 3. If you manage to change Ice
Dragon's absorption into a weakness with the Debilitator you've got a constant
2000 damage around level 38. It beats whacking it with the Fire Rod, but is less
effective than a Fire 2 spell. 

Pug		Break		!Cleaver	Battle * 8
Kiwok		Cyclonic	Imp
Ceritops	Giga Volt	Imp
Poppers		Stone		Imp
Anemone		Giga Volt	Imp
Pugs		Battle		!Knife		Battle * 8
Tomb Thumb	Step Mine	!Dash		Inflicts Haste
Umaro		Battle 		!Tackle		Battle * 3

In Umaro's Cave the two monsters who make good Sketchee's are Kiwok (75 %
Cyclonic) and Tomb Thumb (Step Mine).

Figaliz		Dischord	!Gunk		Inflicts Poison
Boxed Set	Meteor		!Mirror Orb	Battle * 3
Enuo		CleanSweep	!Slime		Inflicts Slow
Lethal Wpn	Megazerk	!Metal Arm	Battle * 2
Goblin		Bolt 3		Fire 3
Suriander	Aqua Rake	!Yawn		Inflicts Sleep
Barb-e		Love Token	!Slap		Inflicts Mute
Samurai		Doom		Flare
Master Pug	Battle		!Knife		Battle * 8
KatanaSoul	Battle 		!SlayerEdge	Inflicts Death
Blue Drgn	Ice 3		Blaster

In and around the Ancient Castle, the high Magic Defense of everything there
makes sure Sketch attacks are received with a laugh. Only Figaliz has a 75 %
Dischord, which can't hurt and doesn't bounce off the Reflect barrier.
KatanaSoul has a 25 % !SlayerEdge, which kills KatanaSoul. Even with Confuse
set, it's a decent shot at killing one of the most dangerous enemies in the
game. 

Zone Eater	Battle		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Ogor		Meteor		Battle
Wart Puck	Battle		!Yawn		Inflicts Sleep
Covert		Wind Slash	!Disappear	Inflicts Clear
Tap Dancer	Slow 2		!WaistShake	Inflicts Confuse
Woolly		W Wind		!Frenzy		Inflicts Berserk
Karkass		Bolt 3		Break

In the Zone Eater cave, Tap Dancer has a 75 % Slow 2 that's a free way of
slowing the opponent's down. Other enemies wield either W Wind (Woolly) or
offensive spells (Covert's 75 % Wind Slash and Karkass' 75 % Bolt 3) which at
this stage of the game isn't acceptable any more. 

Chaos Drgn	Disaster	!Cinderizer	Inflicts Death
Sea Flower	Battle		!Feeler		Inflicts Poison
Aquila		Cyclonic	!Flap		Battle * 5
Uroburos	Quake		Bio
Necromancr	Doom		X-Zone
Phase		!Blow Fish	!Smirk		Inflicts Stop
Trixter		Fire 2		Fire
Red Dragon	Fire 3		L? Pearl

In Phoenix Cave, several monsters get nice results. Chaos Drgn's 75 % Disaster
is nice, as is its 25 % !Cinderizer. Uroburos' Quake at least kills Uroburos
itself and deals decent damage to the other opponents, but is only acceptable
when your party is Floating or covered in Gaia Gear. Finally, Necromancr's 
25 % X-Zone is nice but is too rare to shoot for.

Cluck		Quake		!Lick		Inflicts Petrify
Warlock		Pearl		!MagicDrain	Drains MP
Slatter		Shimsham	!Choke		Battle * 1.5
Hipocampus	Flash Rain	Acid Raid
Opinicus	Slide		!Riot		Battle * 1.5
Displayer	Doom		!Rib		Battle * 2
Eland		Bio		!Stench		Inflicts Confuse
Hidonite	Battle 		!PoisonClaw	Inflicts Poison
Hidonite	Battle		!Confuclaw	Inflicts Confuse
Hidonite	Battle		!Zombi Claw	Inflicts Zombie
Hidonite	Battle		!Mega Claw	Battle * 4
Hidon		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5

In Hidon's Cave, all monsters yield damaging attacks which simply aren't
effective enough to defend Sketch for. 

White Drgn	Pearl		Flare
Magic Urn	Cure 3		Remedy

You can't Sketch these critters on the Fanatic's Tower, but you can meet them
on the Veldt. If you Debilitate White Drgn into a weakness for Pearl, Sketching
still isn't a good idea. Sketching Magic Urn is a grand idea though, as a 75 %
Cure 3 coming from a 'stellar' 35 Magic Power should do you a lot of good. 

Dirt Drgn	Bolt 3		Magnitude8

Dirt Drgn's 75 % Bolt 3 is surprisingly effective for a Sketch attack, but its
25 % Magnitude8 will always miss due to its inherent Float status. 

Retainer	Wind Slash	!Tradeoff	Inflicts Death
Dark Force	CleanSweep	L. 5 Doom
Steroidite	Slide		!Rush		Battle * 3
Doom Drgn	N. Cross	Fallen One
Mover		Disaster	Battle
Madam		Pearl		Flare
Vectaur		Pearl Wind	!Tusk		Battle * 1.5
Brontaur	Fire 3		!Wail		Battle * 5
Land Worm	Magnitude8	!Compress	Battle * 2
Scullion	Exploder	!Gamma Rays	Inflicts Condemned
Evil Oscar	Sour Mouth	Poison
Outsider	Battle		!Ruin		Inflicts Death
Hemophyte	Shock Wave	CursedGaze	Inflicts Seizure
Dueller		Giga Volt	!Megashock	Battle * 3
GtBehemoth	Meteor		!Hay Maker	Battle * 4
Vectagoyle	Aqua Rake	Giga Volt
Fortis		Shrapnel	!Double Arm	Battle * 2
Junk		Bolt 3		!Parallout	Inflicts Clear
Innoc		Battle		L? Pearl
Didalos		Quake		!PoisonTusk	Inflicts Poison
Veteran		Condemned	Roulette
Sky Base	Giga Volt	Doom
IronHitman	Dischord	!Destroy	Battle * 2
Prometheus	S. Cross	!Drill		Battle * 1.5
Inferno		Battle 		!Sobat		Battle * 3
Guardian	Big Guard	!Ink		Battle * 1.5, Inflicts Dark
Doom		Battle		!Demon Rage	Battle * 4
Goddess		Battle 		!Hit		Battle * 1.5
Poltrgeist	Battle 		!Psychrip	Battle * 2
Kefka		Ultima		!Havoc Wing	Battle * 4
Rough		Battle		!Rapier		Battle * 1.5
Striker		Battle		!Slash		Battle * 2
Gold Drgn	Bolt 3		Ice 3
Skull Drgn	Battle		Rasp
Atma		Battle		!Hit		Battle * 1.5

In Kefka's Tower, there are a few monsters that nice results: Evil Oscar has
a 75 % Sour Mouth, Doom Drgn has a 75 % N. Cross and a 25 % Fallen One, Retainer
has a 25 % !Tradeoff, although its 75 % Wind Slash is useless, Vectaur has a
great 75 % Pearl Wind, Dark Force has a 25 % L. 5 Doom which kills all Dark
Force enemies, but its 75 % CleanSweep is horrid, Evil Oscar has a 75 % Sour
Mouth which sets Imp, Confuse and Sleep on all Evil Oscars and Outsider has a 
25 % !Ruin while its 75 % Battle is a wasted turn.
Guardian's 75 % Big Guard might prove a nice feature in a party that lacks 
Lore casters who know Big Guard themselves.
Finally, Kefka makes a decent Sketch; Ultima is fairly poor, but !Havoc Wing
is quite strong. 


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7.0 Conclusion
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Is Sketch a good command?

No, Sketch isn't a good command. Relm would have been better off with Control,
Blitz, Tools, Throw or even SwdTech. But Sketch was never meant to be Relm's
primary source of damage; it's a side-command, like Terra's Morph and Celes'
Runic skill. With this in mind, Sketch seems different. It shouldn't be compared
to Sabin's Blitz techniques or Edgar's Tools. Nobody ever uses Morph or Runic
in a normal battle either; Sketch is a great command to use in a few select
battles in a normal game. In my opinion, even with Relm having access to good
spells, the following battles are in my opinion the battles to use Sketch in:

- On the Veldt, to learn Roulette earlier
- Ultros # 3, for guaranteed end of the battle
- Allo Ver, for guaranteed one-hit KO
- Doom Drgn, for 75 % N. Cross and 25 % Fallen One
- Wirey Drgn, for 75 % Cyclonic
- KatanaSoul, for 25 % chance at !SlayerEdge
- Chaos Drgn, for 75 % Disaster and 25 % !Cinderizer
- Vectaur, for 75 % Pearl Wind
- Guardian, for a one-time 75 % Big Guard


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