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About AndrewMcC00l

  • Birthday 08/10/1999

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  • Favorite Fire Emblem Game
    Genealogy of the Holy War

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  1. New Heroes Appear: Nohrian Dusk (September 14th ~)

    Easy skip for me, but I'm grateful for the orbs because I'm sitting at 5.00% on Doors of Destiny. I'm neutral towards Ophelia and while her tome is neat I don't think it's worth it. Also, I have twelve blue mages already. Why use her when I could use The Reinhardt or Ishtar for pure damage, or Saias, Lute, or Delthea for support? I didn't like Dual Rally+, and I really dislike her new rally. I don't like Cyrus or Nina so they're easy passes. Nina gives me hope Light Brand gets an refine because Shining Bow is pretty much a flat out better version thanks to the refine. Cyrus is the most painfully obvious demote since probably Seth. Blue has Reposition now, but it also means every time you roll you have a chance of getting Cyrus instead of the 5* you want. He should have been added to the 3*-4* like Kaze. But maybe he'll be like Oscar and have good stats. I doubt it since we just got Quan, but it's possible. Flora is one of my favorite Fates characters but that's not enough to justify pulling for a red dagger. Hoarfrost is too much and I don't care about the context, +20 to any stat is too much from one effect. I'm most excited for Garon. He'll likely just be worse Hector, and I probably won't promote him now that I'm actually able to save feathers, but he could be neat.
  2. New summoning banner: Doorway to Destiny

    0/10 couldn't get the song right I really like the banner as a whole, but Jugdral is my favorite continent so of course I would. I do feel a bit for the fans of other games, as now Genealogy has gone from no representation to having almost all the big players (The only ones I can think of are Brigid, Lex, and Claude from Gen 1, Shannan, Larcei, Ced, Faval, Altena, and Arion from Gen 2, and Travant and Manfroy) Tellius, Elibe, and Valentia could all use some more reps. I'm expecting Lewyn to just be Green Ishtar statwise. Forseti looks great but I wish it completely blacked (or greened?) out the background like it used to. He still looks great, and his new skill looks interesting. The clear big boy of the banner. I never used Quan too much. He's nice but he didn't have the utility Ethlyn had or the availability of Finn. His base stats plus the few level ups he would get along the way would be enough for him, while others like Azelle and Finn really needed the EXP. Doesn't help that the Gae Bolg is a pretty underwhelming legendary. But I'm glad he's here to reunite the Chalphy Bro Alliance. His weapon is interesting and I like that it excludes fliers. I don't like Dual Rally+. Part of me thinks he's demoting. I don't really care about Silvia. My only five star dancer is Ninian, and the only other one I use is an Olivia I didn't bother to promote. I don't use them too often. I'm wondering if Dance Buffs are enough to go down to the 4* pool, or if she's staying 5* like her daughter. Although I'm pretty sure the reason Lene's where she is is just because of her art and Valor. It's hard to really mess up a healer, especially a troubadour, but I trust IS will find a way. I think I'm being very generous by staying there are five decent TT units, and even then only one is really great (BK), while two are good (Masked Marth and Arden) and two are just okay (Finn and Marth). Also I'm pretty sure most people have Brave Vero, who Ethlyn is guaranteed to be worse than. I'm predicting a Travant GHB coming up. Jamke feels very odd as a GHB unit. He has nothing to do with any of the banner characters besides sharing a generation, and by Doors of Destiny his plot relevancy is deader than Byron. Maybe CYL proves me wrong but I remember Travant being a very popular villain, and with the banner name, Cuan, and a new schedule coming soon, I wouldn't be surprised. It wouldn't be the first time we got two GHBs for one banner. ALSO: There's a TT coming up, and what better final map for a Doors of Destiny themed trial starring Quan and Ethlyn than the Yied Massacre?
  3. Voting Gauntlet: The Chosen Ones!

    Rooting for Ephraim and hoping for Eph vs Luci rematch. But I'm predicting Ike/Eph and Lyn/Vero into Ike/Vero with Ike winning.
  4. Marth looks fun. He's basically immune to Panic and will be a monster with Tactics and Waves. I have five Dragon Effective weapons already, but he looks to put them all to shame. I have the resources to give Titania her tactic refine so hopefully I can get him to pair him with triple tactics. I'm very concerned about the cost though. Jugdral is my favorite continent (tied with Magvel), and it looks like it's getting a banner soon. I've been burned on legendaries before, so hopefully I can get him or at least pity broken quickly. Also, if we don't count the Yato (since it's not in it's Omega form unless it is once it's refined), we finally have a Fire Emblem in Fire Emblem Heroes. It only took them a little over year and a half, which isn't the longest it took for it to show up.
  5. Legendary Hero: Ryoma, Supreme Samurai

    This banner doesn't do much for me. The only unit I really want is Hardin, and even then it's just for Bold Fighter. Atk/Def bond and Brazen Atk/Spd would be nice consolation prizes, but I really need Bold Fighter. I'd like F!Grima but not enough to risk getting the other two units she's with, and Green just doesn't do anything for me. Anything from Red would nice, but I have both Sigurd and Tiki, so I don't think I need anything from there. As for Ryoma, meh. I don't have a problem with him, but I was hoping for Alm with a red Parthia. I was hoping for a bit more change than just adding the Kinshi Knight thing to his back and changing his shoulder pads. His personal skill is just Wrath but worse, although he couldn't use Wrath anyway. Still, my only Sword Flier is an Atk+/Spd- Caeda, so maybe I'll spend a few orbs trying to get him.
  6. Anyone else find Julius underwhelming?

    I feel like it would impossible for Julius to not be at least a little disappointing when one remembers him from Genealogy, but that goes for all the weapons from that game. Take Naga for example, which went from giving +20 Skill and Speed and Defense and Resistance while also nullifying Loptous' defense, to either giving +2 to Defense and Resistance on the enemy phase or the ability to ignore on-field buffs. Nevertheless, Julius is still excellent as a magic tank. He has the highest res in the game with Loptous, so his ploys should always go off if somebody is in range. Because of that, he's really giving a debuff of -11 Attack most of the time, which bring his Defense to an effective (and still not impressive) 27, while his Resistances rises to an effective 49 before any buffs.
  7. I somehow managed to actually get Ares with a good enough nature (Spd+/Def-) in 30 orbs. He's about as destructive as I predicted. I also got a better BRoy, which is nice I guess. Now I'm saving to try to get Ishtar.
  8. Rate the Unit, Day 92: Brave Ephraim & Brave Veronica

    Maria gets a 5/10. Staff users have a great buff, but Maria's low attack and being an infantry unit hold her back. She can tank magic very well, but there are other units who can do that and also fight back. Fortunately, staff skills can get pretty ridiculous even if the attack itself is doing 0 damage, and her Resistance lets her ploy well, so it's worth it to deck her out if she's your only one. Wyrs: Read Maria's but replace "she" with "he," "Maria" with "Wyrs," and "her" with "his." He's a strong contender for the best base kit on a healer, although it can just be inherited onto a better one. 4.5/10 since getting doubled hurts his tankiness. Still, if you have no other staff users, take him with you and you'll be very glad you did.
  9. New Heroes: Geneolgy

    I shouldn't have assumed Jugdral would be on pause since we just got Thracia. Now I have 21 orbs and most of the May quests done. Ares looks really fun. I'm imagining Area of Effect specials will be best on him since once you charge the first every attack he does will be an AoE special, but normal attacking specials will also work. I don't know if he'd replace Sigurd on my Cavalry team, but I would definitely use him for other things. If I don't get him, at least Eldigan will probably get the sword as a refine. Lene is the first dancer we got in the normal pool since Ninian. Sword Vidolfnir+ looks pretty neat, although I doubt she'll make much use of it. Ishtar's face looks off, but the rest looks fine to me. Odd turns will give her +10 to Attack and Speed with all the buffs in her kit, so I'm guessing she'll be either powercrept Linde or have subpar Attack and Speed stats that makes her need the buffs. Her animations are 10/10. The thing I'm most interested in is who will be the demote. I assumed Lene at first, but she has a Valor (even if it is a common one) and a Dance Buff, but Ares also has a chance at demoting. His kit might consists of a prf., which admittedly hurts his chance of being the demote, but also a Brazen, which are slowly being made less rare, and a Seal skill. It will probably be Leen who demotes, but I can hope.
  10. Rate the Unit, Day 92: Brave Ephraim & Brave Veronica

    Abel: He's been thoroughly powercrept. Everything he can do is done better by another unit. Even his merge potential isn't as valuable anymore since Oscar is now in the 3*-4*. He's still serviceable, but there's no reason to use him unless you have merges built up or if you really like Abel. I would have given Cain a 5/10, so I'll give Abel a 5/10. Linde: She's great. 35/36 is still the best offensive statline of any mage in the game. She can run a -blade build super well or she can stack BoL or Dark Aura for a support roll, and still be able to fight really well. Not everything is perfect, however. Being an infantry unit isn't great, Blue Tome is one of the most over-saturated unit types in the game, with a certain Mage Knight usualy acting as a better nuke. Despite all of this, she's still great. 8/10.
  11. Red and Blue Bow Unit Speculation

    For a Red Bow I would do Conqueror Alm with Parthia, since Parthia is tied with Fire and the bow itself had some perks compared to the other Regalia in Echoes (Selling for more and having a skill). Maybe Brigid would work as a Blue Bow? It would fit, since the a big reason she's the leader of her pirate gang is because she was the old leader's abducted adopted daughter, and the axe-wielding foes will eventually break her if she doesn't get help.
  12. Rate the Unit, Day 92: Brave Ephraim & Brave Veronica

    Alphonse: I don't want to comment since I don't have him at 5* yet. Marth: Marth is a good unit, but unfortunately there are better options now. Dragonslaying is good, but his combat in general is only alright. Also Infantry Sword is one of the worst combinations in the game. Fortunately, Marth has his support role, which is excellent. Falchion and Renewal 3 give him a lot of healing, which lets him use Reciprocal Aid effectively. The real star of the show, however, is his Refined Falchion. Drive Spectrum is very powerful, and it can be combined with other drives to give +5 to two stats, which lets Marth as a Goad/Ward All user. The +3HP lets him heal better, too. I'd give him a 7.5/10.
  13. How does History Mode compare to Adventure Mode of Hyrule Warriors? Do the stat differences between characters with cloned movesets make a significant difference, or does choosing one come down to which character you like the most?
  14. Favorite class in the series?

    Paladin is probably my overall favorite, but Sage and Kinshi Knight are close seconds.
  15. Character-specific promotions

    I think that split promotion is the best way to do promotion, but I also really liked Thracia's unique promotions. The problem in that game though is that it didn't amount to much in the end. Machua going Myrm->Hero meant having a great hero with strong stats all around. The problem is Othin and Halvan on their own, and pretty much anyone with Scrolls and flat 20 caps, can already do this. Asbel being a Sage does help him greatly, but there are also a bunch of other sages in the game, so this isn't too special either. With varied stat caps, I think it would be interesting to see it return. It would be neat to have, say, a Knight who becomes a Paladin, or a Mercenary->Swordmaster.