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Rate the Unit, Day 6: Ryan


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#1 Peppy

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

Dat Rules (borrowed/stolen from Integrity)
- Ratings are assumed to be on Hard 1 Mode.
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+/- ≤1 point extra regarding personality/appearance is encouraged, but no more. If you exercise your bias privileges, please do so explicitly. Also, if your vote is already a 10/10 or greater than 9 and you give a full point of bias, The score may not exceed 10!
- Numerical votes out of 10, or something proportional to it. Make it easy to calculate for my sake.
- Every ranking phase ends from 2100 to 2200 EST. Every ranking phase starts from 2200 EST to 2300 EST. Do the math if you are in another timezone!
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Ryan. One of my favorite characters in the game. Ryan has a decent Strength and Defense Growth. His Speed is a bit low but Sniper Promotion will solve that problem. I give him a 9/10, with +1 Bias point!

Averages:
Cecil: 7.21
Rody: 8.43
Luke: 8.56
Marth: 8.70
My Unit: 9.99

#2 eclipse

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

Ryan needs to keep up with or surpass his Speed growth, or things get ugly. Bow chip is always nice, and he's around for a very long time indeed! I kinda want to see what happens when I make him a Pirate.

7.5/10

#3 Bluedoom

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Ryan's alright. I'd actually rate him just like Cecil, but he has this all important bow utility and his spd growth is like Luke's growth as a cavvy. I guess its ok... for a while. He can get spd screwed pretty easily( Myrm Luke has 70% spd growth) but he's pretty workable as Horseman/Sniper. He's not very reliable, but if he clicks he's pretty awesome for H1.

6.5/10



#4 Agile Tit-Tyrant

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

I have never used Ryan or anyone else rated so far (except for Marth & My Unit). I only use units based on their portraits (ex. Caeda or Linde) or they're story (ex. Julian and Lena).

#5 Parrhesia

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:42 AM

Ryan inherited all of Gordin's Looks Like A Pug Who Just Got His Face Kicked In genes, and a mild amount of his fail, where his brother proceeded to kick ass. Also he's a fucking child and yet somehow is a bow armour with fairly excellent strength. He's made for chipping, but don't train him even though his growths are good, because fuck Ryan. 6.5/10 -1 for bias, so 5.5.

#6 PJSalt

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:10 AM

Wow such low scores. This is H1 people. Ryan can go pirate and instantly kick some ass. Hes also needed for prologue, has the best availability barring MU, can go draco and shit dies for a good while and berserker after his draco cap sucks. He's proven to me time and again that he is perfectly capable of solo'ing maps in drafts (even in H2) so Im gonna rate him 9.5/10 +1 bias which makes 10.5/10 or 10/10 if im not allowed to.

Edited by General Haarace, 02 April 2012 - 05:11 AM.


#7 Sara.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:18 AM

Great availability, but is susceptible to lagging behind if uuuut don't use him very much.

Mine got spd screwed on H2 bows only run by -6 sp, so -.5 for that as bias.

8 from me then, because he is good, but urgh.

#8 Renall

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

Great availability (as noted, pretty much the best after MU), but I've had some shaky Ryans even in H1. It's not that common though, and if you swap him to something good he can pay dividends.

7.5/10