Pairings for Ranked Run?
Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:36 AM
Midir x Aideen, Lex x Ira, Beowulf x Lachesis, Claude x Sylvia, Levin x Fury, Azel x Tiltyu, Holyn x Brigid
Pro: Easy to pair, don't need to use the valkyrie staff
Con: No holsety on a horse, have to pair Lachesis with Beowulf
Aideen, Ira and Brigid pairings are the same, but with Azel x Lachesis, Alec x Sylvia, Claude x Fury, and Levin x Tiltyu
Pro: Holsety on a horse, great Nanna, don't have to pair Beowulf
Con: Harder to pair, need to use valkyrie staff
Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:27 AM
IDK, haven't tried fe4 ranked.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:10 AM
I'm not particularly familiar with ranked, but I don't think they require Valkyrie in regular play, so I'm interested in know how Valkyrie comes into play here.
Edited by Zhuge Liang, 04 August 2012 - 09:12 AM.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:19 AM
b) why would you need holsetyhorse
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:59 AM
Lachesis and Beowulf:
Edited by tenkiforecast, 04 August 2012 - 10:00 AM.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:12 AM
Azel is kind of tempting here because he gives pursuit and good magic stats. The problem is Tinny will not be the best possible, and she's the big issue here. Arthur will always be decent to godly with a magic father, his sister is the issue. With Azel both get pursuit which is great, but their stats suffer. Tinny, who has a hard enough time, will already be struggling. Plus, Levin is open. Go with Levin, easily. Holsety Arthur is a monster, plus he's mounted so by the time experience is a non-issue, he is keeping pace with Celice, unlike Sety. Even without the Pursuit ring, Arthur has enough to kill everything anyway, even if holsety isn't being used. Give him Elwind and let him destroy things. Tinny can use the pursuit ring, no one else really needs it. Keep the thunder/wind tomes on her and let her clear arenas and get some combat experience. Really, these are the only two pairings possible for usability. We don't want gimmicks. If Levin goes with Fury, then Azel is the parent. Otherwise, give Arthur holsety
Isn't Azel like the best father for Tinny? She'll inherit pursuit and a wonderful 55% magic GR, two things she's begging for, while having great skill/speed/luck too thanks to her mother instead of overkill speed and completely redundant skillset. The only downside is trading Tornado for Volcano.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:14 PM
ArdenxBriggd might not be a bad choice btw because it allows Patty to take advantage of Sleep Sword + Ambush too. Otherwise, I'd probably go with BriggdxHolyn.
Fury should probably be paired with Noish since both children can rape face with it (nobody cares about Sety's meh magic because he's got Lightning and excellent skills and shit plus enemy resistance is a joke).
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:44 PM
Adean/Midir - Nothing else is really viable imo
Ayra/Holyn - This was basically filler since I think Noish as a parent for anyone is stupid
Lachesis/Beowulf - I wasn't sure if I would be able to get Fin, which I think is just better. Considering that both Bal and I managed to AAAA rank with ~100 turns to spare, I think Lachesis/Fin is totally viable.
Sylvia/Ardan - I wanted Ambush/Sleep Sword to clear the arena easy and used Lex with someone else, and didn't really care about Corple's stats.
Fury/Claude and Tiltyu/Levin - I don't recall why I did these pairings, since Claude!Fee and Levin!Tinny kind of suck. I probably could have gone Fury/Levin and Tiltyu/Azel which are easier to make and it's not like Arthur will have a significantly harder time in the arena/killing guys.
Briggid/Lex - This pairing lets Faval get to something like Level 28 from the arena alone, which is pretty sick. Also Patty gets to Ambush/Sleep Sword through arenas with Elite.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:11 PM
So let's recap Midir x Aideen and Holyn x Brigid are okay. Ira should be paired with Noish (wouldn't that be hard?). Sylvia should go with Lex for those kids really need elite. Beowulf x Lachesis is really good, but valkyrie staff aside it's possible to pair her with other people (personal bias: I don't really like Beowulf), and I have no idea who should have Levin's babies.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:34 PM
The main difficulty with AAAA is getting EXP to bad or nearly useless units (such as 5 move units like Ardan and Azel, or people who just have bad combat like Dew) without taking forever and/or restarting a bunch due to deaths (because FE4 keeps track of deaths unless you use save states). This means kids who are easy to make bad (Patty, Tinny) and a majority of Gen 1 (basically everyone who doesn't have holy blood plus Azel and Tiltyu) should be your priority. Now, Patty will pretty much never be a good combat unit before promoting (although Holyn or Azel are your best bets if that's what you want), but having Lex as a dad means she will always clear the arena, which is important because the arena EXP is totally uncontested.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:45 PM
The sword children almost always destroy things, the problem is they're not mounted. That's what really, really hurts Azel in gen 1, he can't keep up with anything and can't be a staff bot to compensate. Same thing for Tiltyu, but Dew can give her money for the elite ring when she shows up. Azel's stuck without it until chapter 3. Pretty much the same reason that Ardan is near useless in most runs, he can't catch up to anything. Mounts in this game are extremely overpowered in that sense.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:48 AM
Azel!Tinny gives her really good magic growths, yes, but Levin gives her a heck of a lot more. High skill and speed mean she hits more often and can get priority in attacks. Plus, wind magic is always superior to fire magic unless you factor in WTA and are trying to kill Alvis...which should only be done using Celice, whoever has Holsety, Aless, or Shanan. Somehow I think Altenna would be doubled and killed fighting Alvis.
Levin just gives her tornado. Tinny will always have high skill while Azel still gives her high speed and the possibility to kill reliably without investing a rare resource on her.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:01 AM
You also only have 6 mages, and Lana and Corple can't use Eltomes, while expecting Leaf to use magic is just hilarious.
Arthur would obviously be busy with Holsety, and Sety is fine with Lightning. Honestly, she's making the best use of Elwind and Tornado hands down.
Arthur can do just fine with Holsety, and you can give him Elthunder as a back up or something.
Edited by Psych, 05 August 2012 - 01:03 AM.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:00 AM
MIdir/adean is the only good one for her. Jamka would be good, if he had pursuit and a better skill growth.
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