Hi everyone! As you may know, I recently completed FE10 HM in 179 turns. I decided to improve on my previous FE9 HM run (which was 124 turns) despite thinking it was almost perfect. To my surprise, I managed to find 5 turns to cut!
Overall, I consider this playthrough to be pretty much perfect. I seriously doubt there are any turns to cut (barring some ridiculous RNG abuse) and I don't think I can ever improve on this run.
Team (combat units):
Ike: B Oscar, B Titania, C Lethe
Marcia: A Tanith, B Kieran
Titania: A Mist, B Ike
Oscar: A Kieran, B Ike
Kieran: A Oscar, B Marcia
Ilyana: A Mia, B Mordecai
Mia: A Ilyana, C Largo, C Rhys
Tanith: A Marcia, B Reyson
Mist: A Titania, B Mordecai
Let's start from the top. Ike, Super Marcia, Titania, Oscar, Kieran.. all crucial units for the sake of efficiency. Then you look a bit down... Eh?! What the hell are Mia and Ilyana doing there?!
1) I picked Ilyana over Tormod because Celerity is useless on a Mage anyway, and she doesn't take bexp that is crucial for other team members like Ike, Kieran and Oscar (all for chapter 17).
2) I picked Mia because I needed a strong foot unit for chapter 25 since horses are useless, and I figured that Ilyana's attack support with Mia would really help with siege tome abuse.
The rest are self-explanatory. Tanith is absolutely necessary for a quick Chapter 25 clear, and Calill is another great unit for siege tome abuse. Surprisingly, I didn't use Rescue as much as I thought I would in this run.
There is, however, one major change between this and my previous run.. I RNG abused the crap out of my Ike, to be specific, I made sure he got a Magic increase in almost EVERY level-up. He had capped magic by level 3 (promoted). Why did I try so hard? Well, I figured 3-turning Chapter 23 would be impossible without Sonic Sword Ike since too many enemies surround him without 2-range. I also figured it would be useful for the various 2-range users in Chapter 25, which is a Rout chapter and a really big pain to clear in 3 turns. Also, in Chapter 27, Runesword Ike is totally going to kick major ass with his 35 might, which is even more than Ilyana's might with Bolting lol.
P: 4 turns 1: 2 turns 2: 4 turns 3: 3 turns 4: 2 turns 5: 6 turns 6: 4 turns 7: 5 turns 8: 8 turns 9: 7 turns 10: 3 turns 11: 3 turns 12: 2 turns 13: 7 turns 14: 2 turns 15: 2 turns 16: 4 turns 17: 15 turns 18: 7 turns 19: 1 turn 20: 2 turns 21: 4 turns 22: 1 turn 23: 3 turns 24: 3 turns 25: 3 turns 26: 3 turns 27: 4 turns 28: 3 turns 29: 2 turns
Chapter 7: Other than 23, I figured this was a major suspect to cut a turn in, and it was surprisingly easier than I expected with some superior positioning.
Chapter 9: I tried really hard to get this chapter down to 6 turns. I figured the only way was a promoted Mia, but I needed that bexp for Marcia.. I came up with a strategy that needed my mounted units to carry Marcia and recruit herself on turn 6, but then I remembered that mounted units were unRescuable in this game. >_>
Chapter 13: 7 turns is the limit for this chapter, due to the cutscenes, and 7 turns is only possible if you open all the chests with Volke and Sothe.
Chapter 15: Marcia got the Boots.
Chapter 21: This is a pretty crazy chapter, but with some careful Reyson positioning, it's perfectly possible to 4-turn without using Rescue at all. Marcia weakened Ena enough with the Laguz Lance for a Calill + Reyson kill.
Chapter 23: I managed to cut a turn from this chapter with the aforementioned Sonic Sword Ike, lol. Rescue used once to save Tanith from getting killed by ballistae after getting Blizzard.
Chapter 25: I hate this chapter the most in the game. Killing Edge Ike can one round the boss (who has Resolve...) with a single crit. Killing Edge crits are needed to 3-turn this chapter, and a lot of siege tome abuse. Tanith and Largo went east, Mia, Calill and Ilyana went west and Marcia dropped Ike north so he could one-round the boss on the first turn.
Chapter 26: No Rescue used at all, which imo is very impressive imo, considering the fact that the map is so massive. If you kill the Short Axe Warrior north of your team, Reyson doesn't have to get attacked at all. Ranulf had to shove Marcia once on turn 2 to two-round the boss with a forged Silver Lance.
Chapter 27: Note that the BK battle adds one turn. Anyway, I managed to cut a turn from here as well. Runesword Ike kicked major ass, though I had to break Bolting here because the first one missed. :< Ilyana killed the boss with Bolting after Marcia weakened him.
Chapter 28: Another chapter I cut a turn from.. which is surprising since I 3-turned this chapter on my first try on this run. o_o Marcia killed the boss on turn 2 and Ike killed the dragon in front of the boss on turn 2. Ike had Resolve and Wrath.
5. Mia (53 wins) (prev. Kieran with 30 wins)
4. Oscar (64 wins) (prev. Oscar with 45 wins)
3. Ike (90 wins) (prev. Ike with 63 wins)
2. Titania (98 wins) (prev. Titania with 120 wins)
1. Marcia (109 wins) (prev. Marcia with 140 wins)
Edited by Aeine, 18 June 2012 - 08:54 AM.