@Bold: When was it decided that Mist promotes again?
Good question, but it's before Physics arrive at any rate.
@Italics: When was it decided that Rhys has to use them ALL the time? Pallys have canto to move back sometimes and 7 mov units don't move their full mov every single time and 6 mov units have the same mobility as Rhys does, so they're not outrunning him. With your logic of saying Rhys is never in range of doing anything, neither is Reyson. Sorry, but, it doesn't work like that.
I'm not saying that Rhys won't be able to heal all the time, but without Physics his range is very limited compared to Mist. If a Paladin has to Canto back to be healed by Rhys or can move forward and get healed by Mist she's doing a better job.
Supports are a minor lead, at best. Nowhere near for a tier lead.
It's a pretty big difference though. Eliminating Rolf, Mia, Ulki due to being not likely to be in play, Mist and Rhys both have a Titania support in which Mist matches Mov better and gives better bonuses. She also has a Mordy support which gives full atk/def and matches Mov, a Jill support which offers full Def and matches Mov, and a Boyd support which gives full Atk. Rhys has Kieran which has a 3 Mov gap and provides pretty poor bonuses, it's a bigger support gap than most here.
Soren doubles and so does Ilyana occasionally. Ilyana has the same def as Mist but has more HP. Not to mention she has access to an earth support. Lol@MIst being more durable than Ilyana.
I said she was more durable than Rhys, the unit you're comparing her to here. I also don't know what you mean exactly by Ilyana having the same def but more HP, since you didn't offer any possible levels or supports.
Remember that earlygame healing is more important than lategame healing due to a much weaker team in comparison to enemies. Not to mention he's the ONLY healer at that point (Excluding the chapters which Mist and Rhys share taht Rhys beats Mist on, which is quite a few, really.) When Mist starts pulling off wins, we also have Soren/Ilyana/Tormod to heal, and there's Rhys too. Mist's healing utility lategame is nowhere near as important or useful as Rhys' earlygame victories.
Rhys never really beats Mist by much, the only difference being that he heals a few more HP which stops mattering after Mist gets D staves(like 1 chapter). Healing is less useful lategame, but Mist is beating Rhys for quite a while, and Rhys also suffers from healing being less useful lategame since his combat is pretty bad.
Tiers are made to seperate better characters from worse characters, not to make the order of the people in it look nice, otherwise Titania would be in Top with Oscar/Kieran/Jill because otherwise we just have a tier with one unit in it comapred to the rest which have ~10 people in it.
It's very subjective what consititutes a tier difference between units, there really isn't any criteria for how much better one unit has to be over another to be a tier above, it's much more difficult than a direct comparison.
Edited by -Cynthia-, 26 August 2009 - 04:02 PM.