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#1 rexcalibur

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Should I use Illyana?

#2 Peppy

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Depends what type of run you are doing...

Personally though, I have used Ilyana quite a bit in my playthroughs. She can turn out great and you will also have a Rexbolt User! She is harder to use when you are playing on harder difficulties but i managed to use her in Hard Mode...
It is your choice though...

#3 Sunwoo

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

The real question is: do you WANT to use her? Because if you want to use a character, there are ways to make them usable. When I feel like using Ilyana, I just BEXP abuse a few points of speed so that she doesn't fall behind. So, really, do you want to use her?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Do you want to use her?

If so, then use her. Honestly, unless you're trying to be a LTC player, you should be able to use every character fine unless you get horribly screwed (but that's not the characters fault).

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

If you like Easy Mode, she'll likely impress you there.

#6 Quintessence

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

Should I use Illyana?

Yes you should. Wynaut? *says Wobbuffet*

#7 Loki Laufeyson

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

She works better if shes got PoR transfers. Her speed is pretty low as well. But shes usable. Not fantastic but usable. Besides, rexbolt.

#8 HF Makalov Fanboy Kai

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

no.

she got nerfed pretty badly

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

You can, but be prepared to sink resources and forges.

But Rexbolting the dragons is epic fun.


In EM/NM she's easier to use

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

In EM/NM she's easier to use

Even then, she requires a bit too much love and probably nearly all your speedwings. Funny how i have the patience to train Fiona but dont give two shits about Ilyana...

Edited by Florina, 14 March 2012 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Even then, she requires a bit too much love and probably nearly all your speedwings. Funny how i have the patience to train Fiona but dont give two shits about Ilyana...

Really? I think I've capped her speed in every playthrough (3, one on each mode) and she's never gotten a speedwing or reset abuse....Granted she has a +spd transfer, but that's all bexp abuse in fe9. Bexp to 99 + first turn reset abuse would cover an extra 2 points if I felt like it so still no speedwing.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

.Granted she has a +spd transfer, but that's all bexp abuse in fe9. Bexp to 99 + first turn reset abuse would cover an extra 2 points if I felt like it so still no speedwing.

lol thats probably why. I had a pretty good Ilyana transfer and one run, she ended up almost identical to her PoR self. (Read: not useless and actually contributing.) So its kinda hit or miss. Like i said, she really likes having transfers.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:47 PM

Depends what type of run you are doing...

Personally though, I have used Ilyana quite a bit in my playthroughs. She can turn out great and you will also have a Rexbolt User! She is harder to use when you are playing on harder difficulties but i managed to use her in Hard Mode...
It is your choice though...


Pretty much sums my thoughs about Ilyana. I suppose she can take an early promotion and resolve to kill armours if you didn't get thani

Hey that is quite possible in an HM draft...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

Should I use Illyana?


Out of bias yes.


She is pretty awesome when trained properly (you know, maybe some battle save abuse but mostly capping her good stats early on and bexping her for speed lvl ups). She is mostly for normal mode though.

also if you train her, you get to use that awesome rexbolt. :awesome:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

she can be tough to train, but IMO it's usually worth it.

#16 The_Purple_Knight

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Why not she's pretty okay not terrible or anything might wanna do a little resetting for speed though .

#17 Anouleth

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

You should not use Ilyana. Even amongst Sages, Soren is better.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:41 AM

Yes I love training Ilyana ;w; although she's difficult in hard mode ^^'

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:46 AM

she can be tough to train, but IMO it's usually worth it.

so like

does this mean that training any unit is worth it to you

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:34 AM

so like

does this mean that training any unit is worth it to you

how do you mean?




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