Rate the Unit, Day 2: Edward
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:29 AM
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:32 AM
I'll say... 7.5/10, Though I'm not too hot on Hard Mode so my ratings may be off, I'll probably adjust them mid-thread.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:49 AM
A rocky start, but the Wet Tissue Brigade all is anyway, bar the 2nd half of em.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:09 AM
Edited by Serious Bananas, 04 April 2012 - 10:10 AM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:22 AM
Edward is a unit that needs some favoring and generosity to level, but he at least pays it off with good offense, something the DB can be sorely lacking at times. Wrath is handy early on (because he will be taking hits, and exploiting Wrath can make some kills much easier), and his good growths allow for some early promoting if necessary to keep ahead of the curve without massively gimping him by third tier.
Pretty handy in Part 1, decent in Part 3, kind of your average Swordmaster/Trueblade come Part 4. He does what he needs to do though. Problem is that if he falls behind, like most of the DB, he's going to have a hell of a time catching up and becoming useful again. That's a disadvantage that pretty much only the DB has, unfortunately. Shame.
Also his support's kinda weak but hey, he could use the Defense so you may as well slap him together with somebody.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:38 AM
Relies on his growths, isn't durable and blocks axes with face.
Eh, useful if his growths keep him up early on.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:59 AM
Edited by リンダ, 20 May 2012 - 07:31 AM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:14 AM
He needs constant Speed levelups to keep up with the enemies and with the low exp-gain in hard mode this is already a problem. The fact that axe users hit him pretty reliable and 2-RKO him makes his enemy phase pretty bad.
If he does get through I'dd imagine he's a pretty solid unit that can wreak some havoc among the enemy lines. To get there he'll need to be babysat and fed exp leaving the options for your other team members pretty low. You'll probably have to go with just Eddy/Nolan/Jill leaving the others behind.
Enfin, he's probably one of the better members of the Derp brigade.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:25 AM
A great offensive character. But -for being not well defensive and being hard to train and have to baby which u don't have to do with Zihark at all. Also the only Swordmaster to get pathetic Res which u need alot of towards the end of the game. He just will only unravel his usefulness until Part 4...unless u bonus EXP abuse his Res. His personnel weapon is a plus though to give him a boost in more dodge and having chances at searching for treasure. He also will compete in getting a Master Seal too. With his good Physical defenses after enough growing makes him worthy of getting one of the seals. It is suggested to pair him with Zihark to give him more dodge if u want to really use him beyond Part III. But he just won't be any good in the final three chapters in the game. I would advise to bench him after the BK battle to save alot of headaches. Because those Whisps and Asura, Sephy and Dhgesie will clean him out so easily. Since their attacks hits every character on the map. I doubt if putting him on a Mag defending tile will save him. The AI will just love to target him for his low Res. So...
Heh, Id say hes better in the last 3 maps if anything. Vague Katti and doubles Auras. Res really doesnt matter that much in this game. Specially since mage enemies are so uncommon. And its not like his RES is THAT bad. Your vote for NM is too low, he deserves like, a 9/10 there, not like it matters since this is not NM.
He tends to have a lot of trouble in HM due to non-existent WTA and getting 2HKO'd by axes. As well as a shaky spd base (he needs constant spd procs to keep doubling). If he can get out of his earlygame rut, hes ok for the rest of the game. He needs a lot of babying to get there though.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:09 PM
High speed because myrm.
Innate Wrath for some murder.
Prof weapon later on.
Bit of a rough start.
Can get outclassed by Zihark.
Edwardovich is actually one of the better DB characters. Hes got room to grow and can be a bit of a spammer. Caladbolg is pretty sweet too. Plus
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:27 PM
Edited by The_Purple_Knight, 04 April 2012 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:33 PM
Edward gets a 5/10 from me with a negative Bias point because I really don't like his personality
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:44 PM
*I overrated Miccy due to not reading the rules 8X*
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:37 PM
Ahh Edward. That guy in the Dawn Brigade that has like, no backstory.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:19 PM
When I am playing NM, he may possibly be my favorite swordmaster. Not that great in HM though. His main problem is he likes blocking axes with his face in the beginning, but his growths help fix that. He also supports Nolan which helps. And he has a personal sword.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
Try soloing 1-P without Edward ^^' Miccy will at least need the dracoshield for the boss. He's also very useful for many maps even in part 3 he's useful with minimal tasks as a scrub but all of DB can be because their slots aren't in competition for part 3. Eddie is one of DB's easier to train units and he can hold his own, on hard mode he's outclassed by Zihark ^^'.
I wanted to vote for Miccy ^^' I would of given her an 8/10 because she's always useful
Edited by Queen_Emelina, 04 April 2012 - 06:52 PM.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
Going to have to be way more specific here.
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