UNIT CLASS LV.XP HP ST SK SP LC DE RE WEAPON EIRIKA LORD 12.92 23 11 15 16 14 07 03 SWORD B FRANZ PALLY 10/02.18 32 14 12 16 08 15 04 SWORD C LANCE C VANESSA PEG 11.15 30 13 14 18 12 12 06 LANCE C
Sethless LTCat chapter 9
Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:46 PM
Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:35 PM
i was going to do a video playthrough of this style of LTC for this very same game. SB the mind reader.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:47 AM
Lookin' good. Vanessa is actually strength-blessed on this file.
Franz and Vanessa for your main units sounds sufficient, though you could be interested in an additional 8-move unit (Tana or Kyle?) because of its effect on infrastructure. On Eirika route, you can often get away with having just Seth.
For the desert, I recommend giving Franz all the bosskills and having a flier carry him to the south while Saleh and some others handle the north. Because of fliers, being mounted isn't even a disadvantage in C15.
Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:54 AM
Holy shit Chapter 9.
[spoiler=CHAPTER 9 - 4/47]
This was pretty crazy. I promoted Vanessa for this map, and it proved to be pretty damn crucial. She starts at the bottom, and fullmoves down, taking on 2 archers in enemy phase. She has to kill at least one of them. Franz meanwhile charges left, taking out a soldier on the way. Joshua moves as far southeast as he can, in order to lure Pirates. Tana fullmoves down w/ a Slim Lance, Moulder rescues Eirika. Kyle and Forde move up, Forde Javelins a Soldier to kill off on enemy phase. Lute moves just out of that soldier's range.
Next turn, Franz keeps moving left and snuggles up next to the Sniper, knocking out the Pirate with a Javelin (thank goodness he doubles Mercs) while the Cavs and Lute bring up the rear. Vanessa moves down to the forest tile spot and Elixirs up while she has the chance to. Joshua pulls back a bit to lure the pirates to where he can hit them. Moulder passes Eirika to Tana and heals her, while Tana moves down and chucks a Javelin at the Archer who Vanessa whiffed. Artur and Garcia knock out the Pirate who assaulted Tana. The Sniper almost kills himself on Franz on enemy phase.
Franz has to move to kill the Pirate that ignores him to the south, in order to lure the Myrmidon. Annoyingly, this means the reinforcement Merc on the right will move towards the Cavs, so Kyle moves to intercept it. Forde finishes a dude and lures the Sniper over so he can kill it next turn. Vanessa moves to the left of Binks and equips a Javelin. Tana drops Eirika just out of the reinforcement Archer's range, and everyone else cleans up Pirates. This is where it gets dicey. Vanessa has to dodge (mostly) and kill everything that attacks her on enemy phase, and connect with Binks once. Considering there are a bunch of archers, it was kind of a pain.
Vanessa moves left after that, to a spot where she can lure all of the remaining enemies on the south side near the fighters. Franz finishes the Myrm off and sends the Killing Edge to the convoy. Eirika withdraws it and uses it to blitz the bosses face (only needed one crit since Vanessa connected) and Tana rescues her to a safe spot. Forde kills the Sniper, Kyle moves to a spot to kill the reinforcement Soldier on enemy phase. Enemy phase happened, and everything managed to suicide on one of Vanessa/Franz/Kyle.
UNIT CLASS LV.XP HP ST SK SP LC DE RE WEAPON EIRIKA LORD 13.92 23 12 16 17 14 07 04 SW B FRANZ PALLY 10/02.97 32 14 12 16 08 15 04 SW C LA C VANESSA WYVERN 11/02.18 33 15 15 21 13 13 08 LA A FORDE CAV 09.02 26 10 11 11 08 08 04 SW D LA C KYLE CAV 08.17 28 11 07 09 07 10 01 SW D LA C[/spoiler]
Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:47 PM
This is cool. I wonder how many turns the "Sethlessness" will add to the current LTC record (whatever that happens to be, I've only started following LTCs recently).
Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:27 AM
UNIT CLASS LV.XP HP ST SK SP LC DE RE WEAPON EIRIKA LORD 14.18 24 12 16 18 14 08 04 SW B FRANZ PALLY 10/03.74 33 14 13 17 08 16 04 SW C LA B VANESSA WYVERN 11/04.89 33 16 16 22 15 15 09 LA S FORDE CAV 12.27 29 13 12 13 09 09 05 SW D LA B TANA PEG 07.46 21 10 13 16 10 08 09 LA D[/spoiler]
Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:23 PM
People say that FE8 is an easy game, but FE8 is a hard game to LTC well.
I'm wondering if the turns spent staffspamming were worth it (how many times did Saleh get to use Barrier in C12?) - looks like you'll need another turn at least just to get there.
Raising Artur in this kind of playthrough sounds troublesome when you're also preoccupied with training Vanessa and Franz (who are barely of any value in a run with Seth).
Do you think busting your ass to train Vanessa (maybe feed her some of Seth's bosskills) and spend the extra turn (iirc it's just one; need to check my Girls Run recording) to obtain the whip could make a change to a Warpskip run with Seth? Your turn counts beginning with C9 occasionally beat Horace's, C9 being the biggest example of that.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:31 PM
I think exp could probably have been optimized a bit better early on and Artur only needs to hit level 10 by Chapter 11 (which he could probably have managed at Forde's expense, I guess.) Don't remember how many turns in C12, it was 3 I think?
Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:00 PM
Wow this is really impressive! I could never do a run without Seth...or Cormag, for that matter.
Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:02 PM
Posted 10 August 2013 - 06:42 PM
Hey SB, you realize that you dont need to actually reach A rank staves before Chp 16 right? You can use turn 1 to finish your staff-spamming and then do your warping on turn 2 for a 2 turn clear.