Skill Order List by DMHawkmoon

Version: 2 | Updated: 08/08/00 | Printable Version

Star Ocean Skills List
Version 2
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By Bryan Backas <bryanbackas@yahoo.com>
aka DMHawkmoon

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CONTENTS

1. INTRO
2. UPDATE INFO
3. SKILLS IN ORDER
4. SPECIALTIES

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1. INTRO

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This is a list, in order, of the skills found in
Star Ocean for the SFC. Although there is already
a skills translation, it didn't mean anything to
me because I cannot read japanese. I needed the
skills to be in order as they appear in the game.
So through a few hours of sounding out each
syllable and slowly figuring out which skill was
which, I managed to come up with this list. I am
90% sure they are all right. If anyone finds any
errors or can suggest better translations, let me
know. Since I am very familiar with the second game
for the PSX, I tried to make as many skills as I
could have the same name.

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2. UPDATE (8/4/00)

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After a long break from this game, I have been
playing it again, only to discover a huge mistake
I had made! I listed the "motormouth" skill when
really that slot is reserved for the character's
fighting specialty. Raising the skill in that area
allows you to learn a character's secret moves. For
Ratix the skill is "Edarl Swordfighting".

Also, Please note that Magic users do not have any
of the combat skills available to them.

CHANGES:

1. Fixed the "motormouth" error.

2. Better rationalized why I do not have a specialty
order list.

3. Fixed a spelling error.

4. Added the "writing" skill to my list.

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3. THE SKILLS IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR

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 1 Biology             Medicine Knowledge
 2 Spiritual Knowledge Mineralology
 3 Item Knowledge      Piety
 4 Recipe              Musical Knowledge
 5 Fairyology          Aesthetic Sense
 6 Good Eye            Functionality
 7 Creativity          Danger Sense
 8 Radar (?)           Effort
 9 Willpower           Patience
10 Craft               Kitchen Knife
11 Musical Performance Whistling
12 Sketching           Writing
13 Metal Casting       Scientific Ability
14 Dash                Animal Training
15 Below the Belt      Strong Blow
16 Flip                Counterattack
17 Feint               Mental Training
18 Link Combo          Fighting skill

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4. SPECIALTIES

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Here are what skills give you what specialties.
I do not have the order these appear in the
game because it all depends on which specialties
you have learned. If no one has "identify" for
example, then you'll never see identify appear
on the list! To figure out which skill you are using,
Just look at the items available when you choose
the specialty and you'll figure it out. There
are descriptions for the skills in the other
skills FAQs, so I won't repeat that information.
Some of these are accessed as one of the options on
the items screen and some appear in the
magic/killer move area. These are skills like
scout, familiar, oracle, practice, and music.


Craftsmanship: Craft, Aesthetic Sense, Mineralology

Scout: Danger Sense

Writing: Writing

Familiar: Animal training, Whistling

Weaponsmithing: Metal Casting, Mineralology

Oracle: Radar, Piety, Creativity

Alchemy: Scientific Ability, Fairyology,
Mineralology

Practice: Patience, Willpower, Effort

Music: Musical knowledge, Musical Performance

Art: Sketching

Customize: Craft, Aesthetic sense, Functionality

Identify: Item Knowledge, Mineralology, Medicine
knowledge

Compounding: Biology, Medicine knowledge, spiritual
knowledge

Cooking: Recipe, Good Eye, Kitchen knife.

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THIS FAQ IS WRITTEN BY BRYAN BACKAS. DO NOT CREDIT
YOURSELF WITH WRITING IT OR TRY TO SELL IT. I HAVE
ALL THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN WORK USED TO MAKE IT
AND I CAN EASILY PROVE THAT I AM THE WRITER. IF YOU
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