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    Skill Order List by DMHawkmoon

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    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
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    AND I CAN EASILY PROVE THAT I AM THE WRITER. IF YOU
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