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Rate the Unit, Day 4: Nolan

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#21 Loki Laufeyson

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

Nolan, the supposed leader of the DB until Micaiah totally hijacks that away from him. (sadface)

Omg speed on a fighter! Wut is this!
Hits hard.
Good support partner.
High base level.
Murdering everything.

Doesnt double (with a steel axe) much for a while.

Nolan is a bawss. Hes a little slow at first because his base speed isnt totally awesome, but after a while, that goes away. Hes probably the first guy in your party to promote and fuck all do things die when he does. Hes also one of the only DB members that doesnt need excessive hand holding from the get-go. He's a great support partner because Earth affinity is wrong. Pair him up with Volug or Zihark (or Fiona if you are feeling bold) and lol at how broken Earth pairs are. Pair him up with Edward and Eddie might actually not block axes with his face. Nolan also gets his own prof axe in part 3. Tarvos is pretty awesome and spammy. Hes taking down laguz pretty hard. Plus the use of crossbows in 3-13 makes all the hawks die. Hes just really solid and i cannot find much wrong with him. Like all the DB crew, hes gonna probably struggle for EXP later but ehh. Its not that huge of a problem for Nolan.

9/10. 10/10 bias because beard and Nolan is a bawss.

#22 Exiledwolf



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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

A everyone is saying. Nolan is crucial for the DB for like forever. He has axes which is a plus. Actually has some speed, but needs bexp to keep his strength in check. But his 45 strength growth might get him RNG screwed. Good thing there is bexp.. Part 3 comes and he gets tarvos which increases his defr and overall durability. Pair that in with his blroken earth support and he's awesome. However he'll get somewhat overshadowed by volugand zihark. So... 8.5/10- 0.5= 8.05/10. Sorry,I prfer the other warrior you get...

#23 The_Purple_Knight



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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

10/10 great bases , fantastic growths , a sweet personal weapon , and an earth affinity . +1 bias point

#24 Skurge


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:55 PM


-Good bases
-Good growths
-Helps out in the weakest team in the hardest part of the game
-Uses Axes
-Manly Facial Hair
-Earth aff.
-Probobly the best DB in HM throughout the game, its either him, Jill, or Zihark.

But, he relies on his growths, and 45% str growth is above average-his cap is very high though.

oh, and I included +1 bias point.

#25 Titamon


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

7/10, I guess. He's good in Part 3 and clutch in early Part 1, but elsewhere he's nothing to write home about. I kind of I find it hard to like Nolan or be impressed by him...

#26 Esaka


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

INB4 Smash


Oh yeah, Tarvos and Earth :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD


#27 Quintessence


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:34 PM


Basically what the rest said. Good durability compared to Eddie's, good bases, not so good str growth for a fighter but that's fixed with a couple of lv. ups and BEXP when skl and sp are capped (2nd tier and 3rd tier). Earth affinity is good for him as Light affinity is good for Eddie, Tarvos + def bonus is great against tigers. Awesome P4

#28 Magnificence Incarnate

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

I prefer to support Nolan with Edward. It's quite a bit faster and gives defense. Even with double earth Nolan's avoid isn't really reliable, but the defense can make the difference between dying in two hits and dying in three hits. Having more hit is also useful in Part 1.

also edward is just :3

7/10, I guess. He's good in Part 3 and clutch in early Part 1, but elsewhere he's nothing to write home about. I kind of I find it hard to like Nolan or be impressed by him...

This, but 9/10 which includes bias.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Good for the frontline, epicly handsome, makes Chuck Norris jealous. And gets good Spd growth. Collossal upon Master Class. Use him or weep.


Edited by リンダ, 20 May 2012 - 07:33 AM.

#30 Colonel M

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:12 AM

Volug is probably better in Part 3 since he's quite a bit faster and doesn't really need to be levelled.

To be fair, Volug's counterbalance is his weapon rank, but yeah Volug with S Strike is pretty sick.

I kind of find Nolan to be slightly overrated, but mostly for the 9/10 voters and above. I mean Nolan is fairly clutch Part 1 and stands out a lot in Part 3, but he is rocky and Part 4 shoves him with mediocre Movement. Well, at least by that point his combat should be decent.

I also want to point out that training Jill and Nolan shouldn't be a major issue, though I did wonder if I should've done more for Jill in 3-12. Granted, she still did some things and Nolan wasn't deadweight. I guess I definitely see validity in just training Jill after 3-6. I don't know, I like Nolan but even I feel I slightly overrated him in the past, and kind of overrate him meow.

I kind if think Nolan getting a 7/10 from Anouleth is a little low though. 8/10 seems a little more applicable. Maybe 7.5.