KFCrispy wrote:of course Hand of God is good for Sigurd, but it's not easily obtainable and is limited, so I want to showcase some setups that anyone can pull off at that point in the game.
You can buy warrior runes after the battle at Haruna (late mid-game). Unless you’re in NG+, you’ll not have enough money to buy several warrior orbs until late-game. But yeah, they’re unlimited.
KFCrispy wrote:I think Gale Rune is not always the best idea for characters who aren't going to do much damage. Also, characters with low SPD don't benefit too much from it. Someone with 40 SPD will only end up with 48 SPD, while a high SPD character with 75 SPD jumps to 90!
Forget the greater benefit! You’re not going to solo. Imagine a team of 2 characters: one with Spd 40, the other Spd 90 due to gale rune. The fast character would either die at the front lonely; or wait for the slow but strong character (so the Spd bonus is wasted); or, if it’s a strong character, kill all the enemies alone before the slow character reaches them, leaving no Exp for the latter. I’m arguing that a Spd 48 character + Spd 75 character are more effective in combination, fighting more evenly and mutually supportive. I’m always giving Dario a Wing Shield (Spd +5) instead of a Str-boosting shield, I would even prefer it over an Ogre Breath (I’m also giving him the Imperial Ring when available for another +5 Spd). This way he can keep up with Nalleo longer to perform their awesome unite attack. Slow characters urgently need Spd while they usually got enough Str and PDf. Fast characters often lack Str and PDf, so what they don’t really need is even more Spd. For a weak but fast character +5 Str is more important than +15 Spd; for a strong but slow character +5 Spd is more important than +15 Str. Maybe that’s just my opinion.
As for fast characters who can’t do much damage (Millay, Ameria, …), yes, I’d prefer warrior over gale.
KFCrispy wrote:Eugene is mostly going to tank it out throughout most of the game and I think it's fine that he rarely moves. A Kangacorn gets him in a good position and from there he can get slaughtered lol.
Haha, especially when his PDf is halved by the warrior rune!