How often do you get Geitz/Wallace/Karel/Harken/Kenneth/Jerme?
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:15 PM
Geitz and Wallace, Kenneth's map and Jerme's map, Harken and Karel -- all come as mutually-exclusive pairs. How often do you get each part of each pair?
I get Geitz, Kenneth and Harken just about every time I play. I never skip Lyn Mode because I always end up using at least one unit that stars in it... but it's rare for me to use so many units from Lyn Mode that Lyn herself struggles to get to 10/0. From there Eliwood and Hector are both staples for my squads and end up at 20/0 by Ch24 (always on Hector Mode). I usually find that I have to slow down on their progression not to get Geitz. As for Kenneth and Jerme, I just find the magic users to be superior than the infantry units in this game. I'm sure that's up for debate, and it may simply amount to play style differences, but for whatever reason I find the magic users the superior cast and end up employing them more regularly than the infantry units. From there, Harken and Karel is an easy choice to make in terms of player decisions, and I find Harken to be the superior character so he's usually my pick.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:20 PM
Jerme's version of PFoD is really annoying, while Kenneth's is straightforward and easier to low-turn. No contest.
I usually don't get Karel or Harken since I usually beat the chapter before either arrives, but if I do recruit one of them, it's usually Karel.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:22 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:22 PM
Edited by Levant Fortner, 19 March 2013 - 08:24 PM.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:24 PM
However, these days when I play it's more for a draft run, so I get Wallace's map (but generally not Wallace himself), because a) it's rare to have all the lords leveled up high enough and b) it's faster. Kenneth/Jerme depends on my team, but I normally try to draft a mage to still have a shot at Kenneth, the faster map, if I also get one of the infantry. And neither Harken nor Karel normally end up getting recruited, sadly, but if I did decide to recruit either of them, it would be Harken and not Karel.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:26 PM
Jerme : for me it's basically Raven, Guy and Bartre vs. Erk and Lucius.
Karel : I just tend to go really fast on those doors.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:35 PM
I also go for Kenneth & Harken.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:30 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:46 PM
As for Pale Flower of Darkness, I usually end up of Germ's map due to the fact that it's 3x easier to level up hero crest users than it is to level up celestial ring users(this mostly applies to Serra and Priscilla, who are stuck using staves. And let's face it: SExp is not all that great. Erk and Lucius are also hard to level on virtue of their shitty concrete physical durability.), and I always recruit Harken over Karel for a multitude of reasons, the first being that hero is a better class to be in than swordmaster, the second being Harken's HM bonuses, the third being that the hero sword is superior to the wo dao in every aspect except crit(plus the hero sword can be used by any B ranked swordsman while only Guy, Lyn, Karel, and Karla can use the wo dao.)and the fourth being that Harken can be recruited with more units(Karel is SOL if Lyn or Hector are needed to do other things on the map.)
Edited by Garchomp, 19 March 2013 - 10:48 PM.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:12 AM
Harken is a superior unit so I get him even if I have to restrain myself.
Jerme/Kenneth is split. It ends up being Raven vs Lucius and Prissy since they're the only ones relevant in my team on this, but there's times where Raven's really overleveled and there's times where Lucius gets enough mag/speed before his promotion point (for me that's always the desert) and then ends up kicking asses while spamming barrier to get staff ranks. It's about 50-50 here.
Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:30 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:46 PM
Linus and Geitz, because 16x/17x and 20/21 Arena Abuse. Also gives me a reason to delay using Dart until needing him for Geitz, so then I can AA him to promotion with the desert chapter Ocean Seal.
Kenneth, because I end up grinding Serra to level 20 just for Luce. Same for Priscilla and Excalibur. Plus, I'd rather have Aura then two Light Brands.
Harken, because stronger character development and the Brave Sword. And BTW, I imagine the guy who gives you the Silence Staff to be Harken for no real reason.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:23 AM
Mostly go to Jerme. Raven and Lucius kinda cancel each other out, so I guess the early game contributions of Dorko/Barty/Guy win out. Maybe if Canas actually counted as a magic user it could tip the scales, but whatever.
Harken > Karel.
Brave Sword > Wo Doo-Doo.
Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:37 AM
I generally use all of the spellcasters, but I also use two or three of the infantry fighters as well. By using two infantry fighters (usually Raven and Bartre), I can ensure that I get Kenneth's map; or by using three (usually Raven, Bartre, and Guy), I can ensure that I get Jerme's map. If it weren't for one thing, I wouldn't really care which one I got, but...
I like Harken better than Karel, and the way I play Fire Emblem, I find Harken easier to recruit on Jerme's map.
So in short, Geitz, Jerme, and Harken.
Edited by Paper Jam, 25 March 2013 - 09:43 AM.