Katarina & Keneth (early 2-rune characters)

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Katarina & Keneth (early 2-rune characters)

Postby KFCrispy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:04 am

I just recruited Katarina and Kenneth, and their levels are 14, but they both start with 2 runes even though they technically only have the Right Hand slot free!

The Left Hand slot opens at MAG 30 for mages and SKL 30 for fighters..

Katarina's MAG is 21 and starts with Fire on Right, Lightning on Left
Kenneth's SKL is 17 and starts with Viper Rune on Right, Thunder Sword on Left

while this is not necessarily that awesome, Katarina's dual rune this early in my game makes her a lot more versatile than both Andarc and Maxine. Maxine's had some bad stat growth luck too.. so I'll take advantage of these characters having dual runes so early :)

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby Wolkendrache » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:56 am

I called them "extra runes" in the document about runeslots here:
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=14160
Other characters like these are Mitsuba and Karl. If you want to make use of this benefit, recruit them as early as possible, or to be more precise, with as low levels as possible.
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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby sticky-runes » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:04 am

Katarina's my fave mage in this game. She immediately upstages Maxine as fire mage, and she starts off with a good range of co-op attacks. She enables us to get good use out of Pablo by casting Scorched Earth with him, and she doesn't move like a snail like Jeane does.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby Antimatzist » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:25 am

sticky-runes wrote:Katarina's my fave mage in this game. She immediately upstages Maxine as fire mage, and she starts off with a good range of co-op attacks. She enables us to get good use out of Pablo by casting Scorched Earth with him, and she doesn't move like a snail like Jeane does.

But her MAG stat is pretty bad. I never use her much because she's useful, and that unite with Pablo.. it's still Pablo!

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby sticky-runes » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:36 am

does MAG stat really matter, though? You recover all spells after leveling up anyway.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby Antimatzist » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:41 am

If she's on the same level as your enemies, you won't level up that frequently. I definitely prefer Maxine as a serious magician.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby KFCrispy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:41 pm

right now Maxine my is pretty close in level but has inferior MP and of course only 1 rune slot... she doesn't gain levels easily so i'll wait for later to use her with frequent level-ups. in the long-run, Maxine will be superior to Katarina, but i've still got several story battles before that happens.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby sticky-runes » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:01 pm

I've got a soft spot for Pablo because he started off with a promising career as lino's chief rune canon technician, then rune canons got banned, then he got an apprenticeship under his idol warlock, then he got killed. Now he's got fark all to do but mope around, but then he joins us and becomes buddies with katarina. And they got rid of his squawky woman's voice from 4.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby KFCrispy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:15 am

sticky-runes wrote:I've got a soft spot for Pablo because he started off with a promising career as lino's chief rune canon technician
he had no idea what he was doing then and he has no idea what he's doing in this game either :P

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby gildedtalon » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:28 am

The name is wrong btw, it's Keneth
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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby sticky-runes » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:05 am

Kenneth is the correct spelling, Konami got it wrong.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby Pen » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:35 am

I personally call him "Kenny".

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby sticky-runes » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:02 pm

And he does have a tendency to get killed a lot in my games. I usually restart after a character dies, but I let him stay dead last time because he snuffed it during the final battle against Iskas.

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Re: Katarina & Kenneth

Postby KFCrispy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:00 am

Keneth's feminine side (or is he simply so manly he does not fear donning a woman's necklace?) gives him a unique ability to wear some women's gear... i think the aristocrats can wear even more (like dresses).

anyway, other characters with an initial left hand rune are Kika and Mizuki, and Eugene's Firefly Rune is on his head.

Katarina is extremely versatile if you get her while other mages are still limited to 1 rune slot. i'm planning on handling my next battle with Katarina, Maxine, and Andarc (who finally got to 2 rune slots), and maybe Pablo casting Blazing Wall together to destroy the pesky enemies who wanted to buff themselves with fire terrain..


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