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  1. Cherche was recruited with no issues. I had to take her to Carrion Isle, which wasn't a lot of fun. I lost Panne there since she decided to not dodge anything. Nowi is still struggling along, though I'm wondering if it's even worth it since she needs a Dragonstone+ to remain viable. I continued Cherche's training on the ship fighting the Valmese, along with Henry and Lucina. Her training ends here though, because she just can't keep up with Sully and Sumia. Sumia still clocks in with one of the highest Defense scores on my team and a passable Strength score. Sully is stronger and physically tankier with only slightly less speed. I'm about to tackle the Valmese on the beach. Lon'qu officially hits the bench since Say'ri comes in at a lower level with equal Strength and Defense and higher scores in everyting else. I think my endgame team has pretty much been decided at this point barring any surprises if I manage to make any more kids. Right now I have Great Knight!Chrom, Dark Knight!Robin (via Dark Mage), Cavalier!Lucina, Dark Knight!Ricken (21 Defense! 20 Speed!), Falcon Knight!Sumia (18 Defense!), Warrior!Vaike, Wyvern Lord!Sully, Warrior Cleric!Lissa, Warrior Monk!Libra, Trickster!Anna, Sorceror!Henry, Hero!Gregor and Manakete!Nowi. Sumia ended up being Lucina's mother. Future pairings include Ricken&Sully, Vaike&Lissa and Gregor&Robin. Henry's only potential spouse is Nowi and I have none active for Libra or Anna.
  2. I may still train Miriel as well since I lost Virion and Olivia to reinforcements on Chapter 11. At least it saves me the trouble of deploying Olivia in the next chapter. I'm not a big fan of dancers outside of the GBA games.
  3. What's surprising me is the Defense. He's got 13 at Level 11 which is just nuts. It's much easier to employ a tactical nuke when they can survive a rpund or two of combat. And Celica's Gale is relatively cheap if I need him to double. I dropped Donnel, but only because I want to use my shapeshifters instead. Gauis died in Chapter 8 due to an untimely Dual Strike and poor positioning. I'm about to tackle Gangrel. My team is Cavalier Chrom, Robin, Ricken, Gregor, Nowi, Panne, Libra, Sumia, Vaike, Wyvern Sully, Libra, Lon'qu, Virion and Anna. Lissa took an early promotion to War Monk but her axe rank isn't high enough for this map. Plus Nowi is the only member of my team who hasn't crested Level 10 yet. I'm resisting the urge to reclass Panne because I always do. Besides, I want to test out her default class against the sheer number of mounted units coming up later. Vaike and Sumia are Level 15, so I'll likely promote them soon. I've cured myself of the habit of insisting on 20/20 units long ago.
  4. This thread inspired me to do another Ironman run of my own. About to start Chapter 8. :) Starting on Chapter 6 I instituted the "1 Chapter Rule". Basically, when a new unit joins they must be deployed in the following chapter. Some random observations: I actually have a competent Sumia. Seriously, 10 Strength and 12 Defense at level 9 is insane! Only Kellam and Frederick have higher Defense and Sully is the only other person tied with her. No boosts or anything. Stahl sucks on this run. Normally he's a cornerstone of my defense, but he just hasn't been hitting his growths. Sully has surprisingly been hitting her Strength and Defense growths so far, and is nearly as fast as Sumia. Another surprise is Ricken. More Magic than Miriel and as much Defense as most of my frontline means I smell a Dark Knight promotion in his future. His Speed sucks, but no one else on my team will need Speedwings, so they're all his if he doesn't fizzle out. Donnel is Donnel, but I'll probably continue to use him as long as I can. Screw optimization, I just like him. Vaike is easily my MVP. He has the strength to eliminate most serious threats and the health to survive a few hits without worry. I may switch him to Barbarian Panne and Gauis haven't hit any level ups yet, so I'll probably give them another Chapter to see if they impress me. I'll probably just switch Lon'qu over to a Thief instead since he's another who is surprising me with his Strength growth this run. I'm not really planning a second gen here. While I'm not shying away from Pair Up, I'm not abusing it either. My supports are all over the place right now and I only have a few viable pairings in the works. I'm going with a female Avatar and both she and Sumia are currently at C rank with Chrom, so we'll see what kids I end up with. This is a Hard Mode run.
  5. GameXplain's Three Houses analysis

    No. You are not a true fan. Now turn in your fan card. If it helps you feel better, I'm not a true fan either.
  6. From Conquest to Awakening

    Regardless of how it was received here, it was a huge financial success and is the reason the series has been able to continue developing. As for the difficulty, you can't really break the game accidentally. If you grind or low-man then breaking the game is easy to do, but in a no-grind run the difficulty on hard is about right especially with the asshole reinforcements.
  7. SoV nintendo wallpapers

    Thanks for this. Grabbed one for my lock screen on my Surface.
  8. Fire Emblem Fates Challenge Runs

    No Royals No pair up No tonics No My Castle/Visitation/Battle/Path bonuses No DLC No Second/Friendship/Partner Seals No Forging
  9. War Cleric or Sage For Lissa

    As others have said, War Cleric is only useful if Lissa has been blessed with strength. My Lissa, promoted at level 20, has more strength and defense than Libra.
  10. Came back to FE13

    I still like the game. It gives you the freedom to come up with different challenges and even combine them without making the game unwinnable. Doing a run right now to see if I can unlock every Paralogue and recruit every character without grinding. You can, and it actually makes the game even easier since your characters slightly over levelled by the time you reach the halfway point. My next run will be a no pair up Ironman, because that's the best.
  11. Hard Mode Challenge Run

    Sumia has only been used enough to make sure she's going to marry Chrom. I think she's level 6 or so. I don't like the character or her class and it gives me more time to focus on other supports. Vaike and Lissa are married and so are Stahl and Miriel. Vaike took an early promotion to Hero so I can get Sol for Owain. Stahl and Miriel are hitting the bench; Panne and Ricken do their job just as well with a little less mobility and I need to focus on other supports. I'm about to start Chapter 9. Cordelia and Gauis are forced since I recruit their spouses here and I can do further work on Fred/Maribelle and Ricken/Panne since both couples are at B ranks. I think I can fit in Nowi and Gregor as well. Edit: For anyone reading, I'm up to Chapter 15 now. My unmarried couples are Robin/Anna at A and both Cherche/Virion and Olivia/Henry at C. Lucina came out speedy as hell and is already wrecking things. Nowi, Panne and Sully all sealed to Wyvern to pass along Strength+2 to their kids; Miriel went Dark Mage and Kellam went to Priest to pass on extra skills to Laurent and Kjelle; and Ricken went Cavalier for fun. All are benched except for Ricken and Panne who are nearing promotion. Vaike, Maribelle, Gauis, Henry, Chrom and Robin have all reached promotion; Vaike got Sol to pass along to Owain and is hitting the bench. If Robin and Anna reach S Rank on this chapter then I'll be ready to recruit Morgan, Owain and maybe Kjelle before proceeding. No real issues so far and it's been fun making use of units like Ricken and Maribelle who usually end up benched ASAP. Also both Anna and Libra are much more useful and powerful than they have any right to be.
  12. Currently trying a run I've been thinking about for a while now. It's the recruit everyone run. No DLC No Risen battles/Reeking Boxes No Second Seals except for maxed promoted units. To make things a little easier, I'm only pairing up units with fast supports. This leads to the following pairings: Chrom/Sumia Lissa/Vaike Sully/Kellam Miriel/Stahl Maribelle/Frederick Panne/Ricken Cordelia/Libra Tharja/Gauis Nowi/Gregor Cherche/Virion Olivia/Henry Robin/??? This does mean that Donnel and Lon'qu are permanently warming the bench since every battle I'm working on building supports. It also means that Morgan is going to be an only child. I'm thinking of making Anna the mother of my female Morgan, if only to unlock that Paralogue as soon as possible. I just finished Chapter 7 and so far it's going well. My units are chronically underleveled though. Assuming Frederick is a 10/1 unit, my average level is 7.2 and only Chrom and Lissa have broken double digits. Support wise, Chrom and Sumia are locked in and my A-ranks so far are Lissa/Vaike, Sully/Kellam and Miriel/Stahl. Has anyone tried this before? I doubt I'm the only one.
  13. Conquest Captured Units Database

    It can't be overstated just how useful some of these units are. I've gone to benching Effie after getting the Knight in Nina's Paralogue, and Haitaka and Kumagera are top tier for their potential join time.
  14. I fail to understand why you don't use Jakob in Conquest. He's arguably one of the best units in the game. As for the other units, having Kaze around level 5 or so makes him useable in any path, and Rinkah doesn't need any levels before level 7 in Birthright.
  15. They're best used as the partner in Attack Stance. And the Killer Bow on a Kinshi Knight is always useful.