Riou's Rune

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Postby Flame Champion » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:56 pm

uhhh....Riou's level 4 Bright Shield spell is the best in the game....it does huge damage and heals your party

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Postby KFCrispy » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:07 pm

i've ended up giving Riou a Lightning/Thunder Rune for the purpose of an emergency Thor (which completely revives, heals, and removes neg status from the party). you don't get the Bright Shield lev 4 for most of the game, but you can always use magic combos. he just needs to be with someone with a level 4 and Water/Flowing Rune. it would be a better idea to give Riou a Water/Flowing instead so he can combo with Lightning AND Wind users, but i will use the offensive lightning magic every once in a while.

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Postby Flame Champion » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:54 pm

i've never really needed healing spells that much in the game aside from an occasional battle oath from Riou's....i found it was much better to give him a double strike and fury rune and attack, then heal when necessary

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Postby blue_lightning » Tue May 03, 2005 4:02 pm

im a little confused because in my most recent run thru the game i never got Riou's Lv. 4 Bright Shield Spell. i've got all 108 stars but no Forgiver Sign!!! I just can't recall how to get it!! I know i hav had it before at least twice!!!

btw when you are equipping Riou Resurection is definitely the way 2 go cos then if he is always healing you can put the double beat and fury runes to better effect on Shiro or Viktor. I personally think that Shiro with the double beat is a great way 2 get thru the early stages.

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Postby Anamanaguchi » Tue May 03, 2005 5:11 pm

You have to get the all 108 stars of destiny before invading Matilda. Actually, even before that when you are at base and Leknaat appears.

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Postby Jowy Atreides » Tue May 03, 2005 9:02 pm

Also, none of your SoDs can permanently die in any of the major battles if
you want the fourth spell of the Bright Shield Rune.
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Postby weird_name_lah » Thu May 05, 2005 1:42 am

I gave Riou Fury and Double-Beat while McDohl Flowing and Double-Beat. Bright Shield and Flowing is enoguh to keep your party invincible.

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Postby Wraith » Thu May 05, 2005 6:54 am

I gave Riou
Flowing
Bright Shield
Ressurection

he's my main healer and Tir's my second offensive mage ( Luc being the first.)

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Postby Irish Pesmerga » Thu May 05, 2005 7:52 am

i give Riou
Blue Gate
Bright Shield
Darkness

seems to work well.
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Postby Judgement of Lorelai » Fri May 06, 2005 1:48 pm

i give Riou Thunder and Rage Rune
I don't use Resurrection because the Yell spell is not so good to me..
I try my characters not to get KO'd.. If they did, i'll just use Mother Ocean spell combined with Thunder or Cyclone Runes.

I give McDohl Thunder and Cyclone Runes..
I don't hang around with weaklings...

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Postby RageRune » Fri May 06, 2005 6:29 pm

I gave Riou:

Double-Beat
Bright Shield
Fury

in my recent playthrough and IMO I was more adjusted to him having some magicla runes instead. But he did bring out some hefty damage.

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Postby Crowley's_Apprentice » Fri May 06, 2005 7:43 pm

I usually only use him for healing purposes.
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Postby Judgement of Lorelai » Fri May 06, 2005 9:16 pm

i dunno about that, he already has the BS for healing.. Make him a mage or a fighter like that one who put d-beat and fury.. Flik is a better healer in my case..
I don't hang around with weaklings...

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Postby highwind44029 » Fri May 06, 2005 11:17 pm

Mine was *Bright Shield, *Resurrection, *Double-strike

He's the only healer in my party, and I use his MP for these only:
Level 1 MP - Great Blessing from *Bright Shield
Level 2 MP - Yell from *Resurrection
Level 3 MP - Battle Oath from *Bright Shield
Level 4 MP - Scream from *Resurrection (before getting Forgiver Sign)

Now, I put Double-strike because I don't want to waste a slot for *Fury since I almost always go berserk when I use Battle Oath anyway.

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Postby Penance » Sat May 07, 2005 10:55 am

I give Riou the Thunder rune in the beginning of the game, if you can use the muse - matilda glitch you can probably have the ability to get a rune on his right AND left hand early in the game....

later on i gave him the blue gate rune

mcdohl got the mother earth rune...but why you would need anything other than the soul eater is beyond me


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