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  1. You are one of the most hard-headed people I have had the displeasure of chatting with on any forum. Arguments fly over your head and you repeatedly argue that your subjective claims are objective truths. I apologize for being so direct and rude, but you are not worth mine, or anyone else's time when it comes to discussing Fire Emblem and unit viability. I hope that you can someday return to these discussions and meaningfully contribute. When that day comes I'll be happy to chat with you.
  2. In the other thread about optimal unit amounts in FE7 it was mentioned that this guy has defended Lyn with the same fervor and zeal on Mekkkah's videos as he has here. If you read the comments on those videos his arguments are largely the same, if not a bit more disjointed considering the YouTube comments section.
  3. If everyone here is telling you that you haven't properly explained yourself then you should consider taking that advice to heart. And alright we'll go through this again. - what does Lyn being faster do in terms of changing any meaningful benchmarks? - prove how her dodgetanking makes her a more reliable unit than Marcus in terms of survivability - demonstrate why her supports matter, not just that they exist - I'm not sure if I should take she's a better unit from the get-go seriously, but I'll ask anyways; do you seriously believe that Lyn's supports and prf weapons make her more useful than Marcus -assuming average stats- immediately after she joins? - by saying you use Sain and Kent for those chores you're acknowledging that higher movement is useful, at the very least theirs, unless you have a competent way to defend only using those two it naturally follows that Marcus is at least as useful as those two due to his ability to do those chores as well or better from his join time until they catch up in average stats - and despite that Marcus is still able to ORKO & 2RKO a plethora of enemies from his join time to the endgame I'm going to stop you right there. Not eveyrthing you say is meaningful, nor is it correct because you think it is. No one here has any reason to give your opinion more weight than their own, but you can combat that by throughly responding to critiques and explaining exactly what your defenses are. Rather than saying "If trained Lyn is faster than Marcus", considering saying "Lyn's ability ro double when combined with her Mani Katti can be situationally useful, especially so if Marcus is busy with villages and chests. Here are a few examples of this..." Sure that's a poor argument, but it's still better than most of the one's you've levied thus far. This quote applies to you, try to consider it before you respond. "If everywhere smells like shit, maybe it's time to check your own shoes"
  4. Thank you for responding. I appreciate you taking the time to try and explain yourself, regardless of the quality of your response. 1. Assuming you play Lyn mode or assuming you level her to a particular point during Lyn mode? And what does this doubling do for in terms of benchmarks (2RKO to 1RKO) that Marcus cannot do? Are you trying to argue that her access to the Mani Katti is better for combat than Marcus's access to 1-2 range weapons for his entire career? 2. Then give us the numbers where a perfectly average Lyn outperforms a perfectly average Marcus at the Dread Isle and why that matters for any playstyle. 3. Despite growing she still falls short of him in terms of combat for a majority of the game, something you have yet to disprove. And if you're using supports as a meaningful metric then you need to qualify exactly why they raise her so far above units like Marcus. 4. Hop off that high horse, you've stil dodged half of my question as you've done everytime this is asked. Explain why your playstyle raises Lyn above Marcus, don't just tell us it does. Yes we know she doubles, and that she builds supports, but you need to explain why those matter more than Marcus's superior base stats, higher movement, 1-2 range weapons from start to finish, and much greater durability. Your videos are one part of your explanation, give us the other and clearly explain your playstyle so we can stop arguing around your refusal to clarify your statements or respond to specific critiques.
  5. The fact that you've remained this tone deaf after the time you've been gone is impressive at best and derailing at worst. Every thread is not a soapbox for you to preach about your anecdotal and biased claims about tiering and unit viability. I'll try to make it easier for you, though others have done a much better job at deconstructing your arguments and giving you meaningful points to respond to (something you have consistently failed to do). 1. At what point is Lyn capable of performing any actions which Marcus cannot perform more effectively, as effectively, or adequately in the context of FE7 and its enemies? 2. Is there a benchmark for these actions, if so, for how many chapters can Lyn perform these functions in a way that is meaningfully superior to Marcus? (e.g. 1RKO when Marcus can only 2RKO) Please assume average stats and do not mention your playthroughs in which the RNG favoured Lyn. 3. Exactly why do these differences raise Lyn to A-rank and lower Marcus below her? 4. It is patently false when you say "I don't need personal experience to know she's good" as the entirety of your argument is predicated on anecdotal and personal experiences, like most people. Unless you have a clearly defined playstyle in which Lyn is able to function more effectively than units you list below her, as well as a metric for measuring effectiveness, you have no argument.
  6. Planning my first FE4 AAAA Rank Run

    1. Excellent points on Seliph. I'll take some time to figure out whether or not I want to give him a 100+ kill Brave Sword, but you're absolutely right about him needing some extra bulk. 2. I forgot to list that Aideen will be my staff dump, thank you for pointing that out! 6 & 7. Excellent! I didn't scrutinize this pair heavily enough and your advice has been great! This should be much better than my initial pairings. 10. I'm a sucker for a good Patty, so I've gone and given her the Bargain Ring per your recommendation. 11. I enjoy trying to make Tinny a viable combat unit, but in the context of this run that will probably be a significant detriment. Good call. 12. This guy is my favourite unit in FE4, so I'll be sure to swap some things around before I start the run so I can maximize his damage output.
  7. Planning my first FE4 AAAA Rank Run

    Thank you! I completely missed on the Earth, Defense, and Thief Swords. The Bargain ring made it much easier to swap around Dew and Lex for optimal pairings and combat-usage of Elite, and the Knight Ring was something I should have remembered to give to my dancers in the first place. And thank you for pointing out the Brave Lance issue! I've gone and swapped it with Fury's Silver Lance for optimal usage.
  8. I'm trying to plan out my Gen I pairings and am a bit stuck. In what ways can I improve what I have here? Pairings (Gen I): Sigurd (Seliph) Deidre (Julia) Quan (Altena) Ethlyn (Leaf) - Silver Sword - Money - Gae Bolg - Light Brand - Thunder Sword - Silver Lance - Return Ring - Skill Ring - Pursuit Ring - Speed Ring - Shield Ring - Elite Ring - Leg Ring Midir (Lester) Aideen (Mana) Ayra (Larcei) Lex (Ulster) - Brave Bow - Recover - Flame sword - Silver Blade - Killer Bow - Warp - Steel Blade - Money - Extra Stave(s) - Effetive Sword Beowulf (Delmud) Raquesis (Nanna) Sylvia (Leen) Dew (Corple) - Shield Sword - Heal - Prayer Sword - Money - Thief Sword - Mend - Knight Ring - Power Ring - Extra Stave(s) Fury (Fee) Claude (Ced) Bridget (Faval) Holyn (Patty) - Brave Lance - Valkyrie - Yewfelle - Sleep Sword - Steel Lance - Reserve - Silver Bow - Brave Sword - Javelin - Elf-tome - Bargain Ring - Wind Sword - Elf-tome - Steel Sword - Barrier Ring Taillte (Tinny) Lewyn (Arthur) ******************Finn******************* - Elf-tome - Forseti - Silver Lance - Magic Ring - Elf-Tome - Javelin EDIT 1: a. Swapped Shield Ring from Delmud to Seliph b. Swapped Finn's Brave Lance with Fury's Silver Lance c. Swapped Dew!Ayra and Lex!Sylvia to Lex!Ayra and Dew!Sylvia c. Added Knight Ring to Sylvia d. Added Reserve to Claude
  9. Do you mind lowmanning being viable?

    Saying "my statement has meaning" does not grant it meaning. Use this forum as an opportunitiy to practice explaining your points of view and responding to others, rather than dismissing them as you've done so across these forums. Playstyles differ between individuals, pretty simple right? Some people try to play the game with the lowest turn-count, others try to play the game as fast as possible, others enjoy making zeroes in to heroes, etc. More units attacking more enemies does not necessary ensure survival, just as it does not necessarily mean you will be more efficient. You declaring one playstyle or goal as being paramount does not make it so.
  10. Favourite It's a tie between Hector and Sigurd. Hector cinches Sigurd out by being an Axe Lord with 1-2 range in a game where Lyn and Eliwood (though primarily Eliwood) are your other lords. If FE4 wasn't Horse-Emblem then Sigurd would win-out. Honourable mention to Ephraim for being a foot-locked Lance Lord who feels good to use from start to finish. Least Favourite Lyn and Eliwood are closely tied. In my experiences their frailty (average stats confirm this), foot-lock, and lack of 1-2 range until promotion make aggressive play far less enjoyable. Of course if you're not playing aggressively this metric is meaningless to you. P.S. @Jotari You forgot to add Lyn to the Worst Lords list.
  11. Do you mind lowmanning being viable?

    More units ≠ more efficient Until you define proper your statement is meaningless.
  12. Absolutely! I've never classed Faye outside of Cleric, so this'll be a great challenge to see if she's RNG blessed or RNG hecked.
  13. Will do! I hope someone picks Valbar and/or Kamui for those sweet supports. Sure! I hope he turns out well.
  14. How is using only 3 units in Lyn's Story "optimal"?

    Again fair. Thank you for your responses. I'm planning my first S-Rank HHM run and any advice like this is greatly appreciated.
  15. Nice! She'll be an excellent end-game unit.