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Fire Emblem Heroes of Light and Shadow Walkthrough email@example.com http://www.tbstactics.com Revision: 9 (9/13/2010) Most of the game data tables are used with permission from Serenes Forest http://serenesforest.net/fe12 Run conditions: 1. Lunatic Reverse, classic difficulty. 2. No glitches, wi-fi (rainbow pot, drops, etc.) or everybody's situation. 3. All recruits, no deaths, and obtain every item from chests/enemy drops. 4. Low turns and mostly reliable strategies while meeting the above objectives. 5. Strategies mostly by myself unless otherwise noted. This was a mostly blind first run of Lunatic Reverse, not a run using other people's strats, rainbow pots, ignoring difficult to reach thieves and chests, etc. Reloading for RNG results happens in every LTC run, it's not an ironman run or super reliability run that impacts turn counts too heavily. Obtaining every item from chests/thieves/other enemies slows down the turn count and makes some stages more complex and difficult compared to other LTC runs. Not using the Rainbow Potion, Growth Drops, etc. makes the game more difficult and may impact the turn count compared to other LTC runs. Index 1a. Revision History 2a. Advice and General Info 2b. My Unit Creation 2c. Game Data 2d. Character Review 2e. Class Review 3a. Prologue Walkthrough 4a. Main Story Walkthrough 5a. Extra Maps/Downloadable Content 2a. Advice and General Info The word aggro is shorthand for aggression, meaning the enemy is actively moving towards your units to attack. Unaggroed or stationary means an enemy standing in place that will aggro if you get into its range. Baiting or pulling an enemy means stepping into their attack range to aggro them. Proc means process, or what happens when someones statistic increases upon level up. The term 'one round' means that a unit is killed in one round of fighting, usually involving double attacking. This is also known as a 'ORKO' or one round knock out, 2RKO for something that dies in two rounds, 3RKO for three rounds, etc. LTC = Low turn counts The AI will always chase after the closest unit it can deal the most damage to in one attack like a low DEF/RES healer or pegasus knight. Use this to your advantage to steer enemies where you want them to go. Use save spots to reload for good level ups for My Unit, and retry the first few prologue chapters a few times, it only takes a minute or two if My Units growths are already good. You definitely want an uber pirate/fighter My Unit to kick ass with. Planning your level ups around save spots can greatly increase your units stats with only a minor amount of reloading, assuming the stat you are trying to proc is 50% or higher. You can also consider ending a chapter with a unit very close to level up, then send them into the arena once and keep reloading until they get good growths that way. The arena method will cost you a bit of gold, however. If your units start capping stats, consider reclassing them to another similar class where their stats aren't capped. If you cap stats as a swordmaster, switch to a sniper to cap out their SPD as a sniper, for example. To continue past Chapter 20, you need to have gathered all of the Star shards found in various early-mid game chapters. End of game ranking: Speed (速度) Turns taken. This seems to be a very easy category to get an A rank in. Survival (生存) Units Alive. If you fail to recruit a unit, they count as dead. This means you need to recruit everyone as well as keep them alive. Tactics (攻略) Not sure on this one, but again it's easy to get an A rank. Wondering who to give the Boots to? If you don't care about turn count, I suggest Catria or My Unit. If you're trying to LTC, definitely give them to Marth. Palla, Est, and Catria have a triangle attack. Bord, Cord, and Barst also have a triangle attack. On Lunatic mode, you can't get the Silver Card, Warp, Aum, or Silence. You're also limited to one Hammerne, not two. Speed Cap vs Speed Cap. Which class can double which class? General (21) - None Dracoknight (23) - None Warrior (24) - None Bishop, Sage, Paladin, Lord (25) - General Hero, Falcoknight (26) - General Berserker (28) - General, Dracoknight, Warrior Sniper (29) - Caster, Paladin, Lord, Warrior, Dracoknight, General Swordmaster, Horseman, and Dragon (30) - Bishop, Sage, Paladin, Lord, Warrior, Dracoknight, General, Hero, Falcoknight Important supports: Supports do stack from multiple characters, so it's worth placing them together when possible. Marth - My Unit, Shiida, Merric, Elice My Unit - Marth, Luke Luke - My Unit, Marth Draug - My Unit, Marth Malliesia - My Unit, Marth, Shiida Catria - My Unit, Marth, Palla Palla - My Unit Shiida - My Unit, Marth Sirius - My Unit Feena - My Unit Merric - My Unit, Marth Etzel - My Unit, Marth Xane - My Unit, Marth Important Bond items: You'll always get these bond items when reaching the third level of support between characters, so you can plan on having them available for certain chapter strategies. Marth+My Unit = STR Luke+My Unit = STR Merric+My Unit = MAG Palla+Catria = SKL Catria+My Unit = SPD Shiida+Malliesia = RES Etzel+My Unit = RES Marth+Shiida = DEF Draug+My Unit = DEF Malliesia, Xane, Feena, Shiida, Sirius, Palla+My Unit = LCK x6 The cost of using the arena depends on the stats of the unit you've chosen. A unit with high stats will cost more gold than a unit with lower stats. Arena level gains (VincentASM on Serenes Forest): It takes the character's growth rate total and rolls a random number (presumably from 0-99) to determine the number of stat gains. Eg. Marth's growth rate total is 395, if the RN is 94 or less, then he will gain 4 stats, but if it's 95 or more he will gain 3 (so in most cases, he would gain 4 stats). This means you can't save/load the base arena until someone gains a stat in every category. They will usually be limited to 3-4 stat gains at most. Completing Hard mode or above (must get the best ending) removes the male A and B class limits, so you can switch from a Knight to a Cavalier, Warrior to a Dracoknight, Sniper to Horseman, etc. Being able to switch Aran, Sirius, and MU to Knight/General makes the early game much easier. Completing Lunatic mode unlocks Lunatic Reverse and adds 3x of each stat boost item to the base store except for the Boots. All enemies on Lunatic and Lunatic Reverse mode have A weapon levels and a bonus +10% to hit. Rescue staff uses throughout the game on Lunatic mode: 1. Ch 4 - Rescue Ogma after recruiting Sirius. 2. Ch 4 - Rescue Marth north to Ogma, closer to the castle. 3. Ch 5 - Rescue Marth back to the castle after visiting the village. 4. Ch 5 - Rescue your draco after killing the Master Proof thief. 5. Ch 6x- Rescue Marth northward to claim the castle in one turn. Repair Rescue staff w/ Hammerne 6-7. Ch 7 - Rescue two of your dracos further north so they can move north and kill the escaping thieves. 8. Ch 8 - Rescue Marth closer to the castle. 9. Ch 9 - Rescue one of your dracos after killing a thief that drops a steel sword. 10. Ch 9 - Rescue Marth towards the castle with a staff user that can travel faster through desert terrain. 11. Ch 11 - Rescue Marth towards the castle with a staff user that can travel faster through desert terrain. Repair Rescue staff w/ Hammerne 12. Ch 17- Rescue Marth to the throne room. 13. Ch 18 - Rescue Marth closer to the castle. 14. Ch 19 - Rescue Marth either away from the draco reinforcements after visiting the village, or towards the castle. 15. Ch 20 - Rescue Midia. 16. Ch 21 - Rescue Marth to the castle after visiting the village. 17-18. Ch 24 - Use 2 rescue charges to finish in 2 turns. Thief Staff uses on Lunatic mode: 1-2. Ch 10 - Both inside chests. 3. Ch 17 - SE room chest. 4-5. Chapter 22, both chests. Or if you're not concerned about getting every item in the game, use the 4th and 5th charges on the NW and SE Ch 20 chests for the Hero Bow/Axe. Master Key uses on Lunatic mode: 1-3. Chapter 20 any chest. 4-5. Chapter 20x, both chests. Again staff uses: 1. Ch 15 - Cast again on Marth so he can finish one turn sooner. 2. Ch 16 - Cast again to finish on turn 6. Repair Again staff w/ Hammerne. 3. Ch 17 - Cast again on Marth so he can finish one turn sooner. 4. Ch 19 - Cast again on Marth so he can finish one turn sooner. 5. Ch 21 - Cast again on Minerva so Marth can visit the village and finish one turn sooner. 6-7. Ch 22 - Two charges to finish in 5 turns reliably, or one charge if you don't mind save/loading for a crit on the boss. 8. Ch 24 - Use 1 again charge to finish in 2 turn. Recommended Shopping List. You should be fairly stingy with your shopping. You'll get most of what you need from chests, thieves, and recruits. Spend the rest of your money on stat boosts, forges, and the base arena. 3 Javelins, 2 Hand Axes, 2-3 Door Keys, 1 Wyrmslayer, 2 Dragonpikes, 1 Physic, stat boosts in Ch 21 secret shop. Q: Lunatic mode is too difficult!! How do I make the game easier? 1. Complete Hard mode (must get the best ending) to unlock male class limits. This lets you do helpful things like make Aran into a general and gives you a much more flexible male My Unit. 2. Use Everybody's Situation. You can get some ridiculously good items (Roro's Axe, Camus's Lance, Kleine's Bow, and Ogma's Sword are some of the best weapons in the game and you can get multiples of them), temp buffs, and free XP. If you have an emulator, you can 'cheat' by setting your windows clock ahead a day at a time and reaping tons of everybody's situation rewards. 3. Use the wifi features such as the free Rainbow Potion. Rainbow Potion makes the whole game significantly easier. 4. Find someones save file that has already completed Lunatic mode so you can access stat boosters in the base store. 5. Save/load for growths from save points. You can only feasibly do this for one unit per save point, but it adds up. 6. Skip some items/recruits - most of them are bad past Merric anyway, and if they don't have an item you want, just kill them. Ignore turn counts and take as long as you want to complete maps. This will make your end of game score suffer but you probably don't care if you're reading how to make the game easier. Lunatic Reverse Mode: If you complete the game on Lunatic mode, you can access Lunatic Reverse mode, where enemies always attack first even on player phase. What happens with attack phases on Lunatic Reverse? As you can see, the game mercifully lets you get in an attack even if the enemy is doubling your unit. You attack an enemy and neither of you double - Enemy, You. You attack an enemy and you double - Enemy, You, You. You attack an enemy and they double - Enemy, You, Enemy. You attack an enemy w/ a hero weapon and both of you double - Enemy, You, You, Enemy. Some more notable features and tactics of Lunatic Reverse: My Unit starts with 2 Vulneraries instead of 1. Counterattacks are more important because they free you to heal on player phase and allow you to perform multiple attacks against multiple enemies. Healing is more important because everyone but longbow snipers will be taking more damage. Ranged units are more important for finishing enemies off without taking damage. Killing an enemy in as few attacks as possible is more important, because you can't often 'finish off' an enemy without taking damage. Enemies attack first even in the arena/coliseum. This makes leveling growth characters more difficult, and makes the coliseum more or less impossible to all but your most overpowered units like My Unit. Any character that gets one shot will need to level up as a ranged unit, or level up exclusively in the arena. You can't reliably feed them melee range kills because they'll probably get one shot. Male class limits are removed by default since you have to clear Lunatic mode first, which makes the early game easier since you can make Aran into a general, etc. There are also stat boosts in the shop, 1 of each type besides the Boots. These stat boosts make the early game easier if you apply them to the right units. Units that can be 3RKOed or higher instead of 2RKOed are much much more valuable because they don't have to be healed every time they want to attack. DEF is an even more important stat than before. That's why a Knight MU with extremely high starting DEF is the best choice for Lunatic Reverse. Spending a number of levels as a dracoknight will help your fliers like Catria, Palla, and Shiida develop higher DEF for when they need to switch to Paladin or Swordmaster later. Using Fortify once or twice per turn is an essential tactic in the mid to late game to fully restore everyones HP before enemy phase and make up for the damage everyone will be taking. That means placing Feena next to your A staff user, bringing 2 A staff users, or making Xane copy the A staff user for at least part of the chapter. That also means you'll need to grab as many Fortify staves as you can get. Turn Counts as a Knight (+2 STR, +1 DEF, +SKL/SPD) on Lunatic Reverse under the run conditions. P01 : 4 turns P02 : 4 turns P03 : 4 turns P04 : 4 turns P05 : 5 turns P06 : 3 turns P07 : 3 turns P08 :11 turns C01 : 8 turns C02 : 7 turns C03 :17 turns C03x: 6 turns C04 : 8 turns C05 :12 turns C06 : 7 turns C06x: 1 turn C07 : 5 turns C08 : 6 turns C09 : 7 turns C10 : 5 turns C10x: 1 turn C11 : 7 turns C12 : 6 turns C13 : 8 turns C13x: 3 turns C14 :10 turns C15 : 8 turns C16 : 6 turns C16x: 2 turns C17 : 6 turns C18 : 2 turns C19 : 7 turns C20 : 18 turns (or 7 if you skip items/reinforcements) C20x: 7 turns (or 5 if you skip chests) C21 : 9 turns C22 : 5 turns C23 : 6 turns C24 : 2 turns Total: 240 turns 2b. My Unit Creation Male Base Stats Mercenary: 20 HP, 6 STR, 0 MAG, 11 SKL,10 SPD,3 LCK, 5 DEF, 0 RES Fighter: 24 HP, 9 STR, 0 MAG, 6 SKL, 7 SPD, 3 LCK, 3 DEF, 0 RES Cavalier: 20 HP, 7 STR, 0 MAG, 5 SKL, 7 SPD, 3 LCK, 7 DEF, 0 RES Knight: 20 HP, 8 STR, 0 MAG, 5 SKL, 1 SPD, 3 LCK, 11 DEF,0 RES Archer: 18 HP, 7 STR, 0 MAG, 6 SKL, 5 SPD, 3 LCK, 6 DEF, 0 RES Mage: 18 HP, 2 STR, 3 MAG, 4 SKL, 4 SPD, 3 LCK, 2 DEF, 3 RES Female Base Stats Myrmidon: 18 HP, 5 STR, 0 MAG,12 SKL,12 SPD, 3 LCK, 4 DEF, 0 RES Cavalier: 20 HP, 7 STR, 0 MAG, 5 SKL, 7 SPD, 3 LCK, 7 DEF, 0 RES Pegasus Knight: 18 HP, 6 STR, 2 MAG, 8 SKL, 8 SPD, 3 LCK, 5 DEF, 6 RES Archer: 18 HP, 7 STR, 0 MAG, 6 SKL, 5 SPD, 3 LCK, 6 DEF, 0 RES Mage: 18 HP, 2 STR, 3 MAG, 4 SKL, 4 SPD, 3 LCK, 2 DEF, 3 RES Base+Class Growths before bonus choices: HP STR MAG SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Flier 60 35 0 50 55 60 30 10 Cav 70 40 5 55 40 60 35 5 Knight 90 40 0 50 30 60 50 0 Archer 70 35 5 50 60 60 30 0 Merc 80 45 0 55 50 60 30 0 Myrm 70 35 5 50 60 60 25 5 Fighter100 65 0 55 40 60 25 0 Hunter 70 45 0 45 55 60 25 0 Pirate 100 55 0 45 60 60 20 0 D. Mage 50 10 35 50 50 60 5 30 Mage 50 15 45 50 45 60 5 20 Sage 50 10 35 50 50 60 5 30 Cleric 50 10 25 45 50 60 10 40 Curate 50 10 25 45 50 60 10 40 Flier = Pegasus Knight, Dracoknight, Falcoknight You can only choose each stat type once between Past, Present, and Future choices. If you choose Farmer's Child for +4HP, you cannot choose Strength or Seeker for additional HP. This is why you only get 4 Present choices and 3 Future choices. My Unit Past 1. Merchant's Child 商人の子 - LCK+2, RES+2, growth rate up by 5% (3.95 pts) 2. Clergyman's Child 聖職の子 - DEF+2, growth rate up 0% (2 pts) 3. Orphan 孤児 - STR+2, MAG+2, growth rate up 5% (3.95 pts) 4. Farmer's Child 農村の子 - HP+4, growth rate up 10% (8.90 pts) 5. Noble's Child 貴族の子 - SKL+2, SPD+2, growth rate up 5% (3.95 pts) My Unit Present Wisdom 賢さ - LCK+1, RES+1, growth rate up by LCK +10%, RES +5% (LCK +4.90, RES+2.95 pts) Kindness 優しさ - DEF+1, growth rate up 5% (2.95 pts) Heterogeneity 異質さ - STR+1, MAG+1, growth rate up 10% (4.90 pts) Strength 強さ - HP+2, HP growth rate up 20% (9.80 pts) Beauty 美しさ - SKL+1, SPD+1, growth rate up 10% (4.90 pts) My Unit Future Wealth 富裕者 - LCK, RES growth rate up by LCK +15%, RES +10% (LCK+5.85, RES+3.90 pts) Philanthropist 博愛者 - DEF growth rate up 10% (3.90 pts) Recluse 隠遁者 - STR, MAG growth rate up 15% (5.85 pts) Seeker 求道者 - HP growth rate up 30% (11.70 pts) Honour 栄誉者 - SKL, SPD growth rate up 15% (5.85 pts) So what do those percentage points add up to on average over My Units 38 levels of growth? Even though the present and future choices offer less points up front, on average they'll reward more points as you level up your character to 20/20. Sometimes the difference is pretty small, though. For example, the difference between Honour and Noble's Child is only about 2 SKL/SPD points over 38 levels. Approximately: 5% = 1.95 points 10% = 3.90 points 15% = 5.85 points 20% = 7.80 points 30% = 11.70 points My Unit choices: Depending on what starting weapon you choose for your male My Unit, you can swap between any of the following classes. Choose whatever set of classes corresponds to the weapon type you'd mainly like your male My Unit to use. Note that you must have male class limits removed to be able to switch between Male A and Male B classes. Cavalier/Paladin, Myrmidon/Swordmaster, Mercenary/Hero, Horseman - Sword Cavalier/Paladin, Dracoknight, Knight/General - Lance Fighter/Warrior, Pirate/Berserker, Hero, Dracoknight - Axe Archer/Sniper, Hunter/Horseman, Warrior, General - Bow Mage/Sage, Dark Mage/Sorceror, Bishop - Tome/Stave If Male class limits are removed, any character can switch to Swordmaster or Sniper and use one Arms Scroll and instantly have B level silver sword/bow access. This makes leveling up lances or axes more appealing, since you can reach B sword/bows with very little effort. Knight - Even with the +15% SPD he'll have 45% SPD, which is tough to get growths out of. However you can always swap him to a faster spear using class at some point. If you get lucky or reload for SPD growths, you can get him a sizable amount of DEF and SPD by the end of the prologue and reclass them to a slightly faster cavalier, assuming male class limits are removed. This is a great choice for Lunatic Reverse where a high DEF tank is useful for the prologue and beyond. Just keep in mind you will have to reload for 45% SPD growths for the first couple levels so he doesn't get doubled by bandits and mercs during the prologue. This isn't a big deal since the prologue chapters take 1-2 mins at most to complete. Knight MU easily has the greatest potential of any MU choice due to his ridiculous DEF potential. Once he has 30 DEF as a Draco or Paladin he will be nearly invincible to physical damage for the majority of the game. It's fairly easy to level his axes as a draco or berserkser with an arms scroll. Recommended growths: +2 STR/MAG, +1 DEF, +SKL/SPD Cavalier - A decent choice if you want to swap between the spear and/or sword using classes. Males start with D in lances, while females start with D in swords. While their bases are nice, their growths tend to be mediocre even after you choose bonuses to patch things up with. During the prologue, their SPD isn't high enough to double much and their DEF doesn't make them super tanks like the Knight. On the other hand, you won't have to reload for SPD growths to avoid being doubled during the prologue like the Knight. Recommended growths: +4 HP, +1 STR, +SKL/SPD or +2 STR, +2 HP, +SKL/SPD Pegasus Knight (female only) - At best they will be another Catria, which is great, but you will be missing out on the male exclusive classes (berserker, mostly) which makes this choice less flexible than a Knight or Fighter. A female MU is appealing if male class limits are imposed because you can switch between a general and a paladin and fly around before promotion. Recommended growths: +4 HP, +1 STR, +DEF Myrmidon (female only) - SMs are pretty godlike especially if you can cap their HP/DEF. Swords are kind of a waste for MU, though, since anyone can swap to Swordmaster and use an arms scroll for an instant B in swords, while lances or axes requires dedicated leveling. A female MU is appealing if male class limits are imposed, because you can switch between a general and a paladin. Recommended growths: +2 DEF, +2 HP, STR/MAG Fighter - Probably the best Male B class, but if male class limits are not removed, you'll miss out on draco My Unit, which is a very useful class. Once you reclass him as a pirate he will have great SPD growth and will easily double enemies. The main reason to choose a fighter is because you don't get any really good axe users over the course of the game. While pirate/berserker My Unit is quick to cap STR/SKL/SPD, he'll lag behind on DEF and you'll likely need to give him Dragon Shields to help. Giving him a role as a general or draco for a couple chapters for more DEF growths is a good idea as well. Recommended growths: +2 SKL/SPD, +1 STR/MAG, +DEF Mercenary - A solid choice as long as male class limits are removed. You don't want to be locked into Male B with swords and be unable to switch to the superior swordmaster later. Heroes really aren't that good in this game. Recommended growths: +2 DEF, +2 HP, STR/MAG Mage or Archer - Probably the least useful My Unit choice because you already get some decent to good casters (Malliesia, Etzel, Merric) and bow users (Hunter Draug). Any promoted unit can instantly get a B in bows as a sniper by using an arms scroll, so leveling up an archer from scratch is a bit of a waste. Recommended growths: +4HP, +1 STR/MAG, +SKL/SPD 2c. Game Data Check here for the game data: http://serenesforest.net/fe12 2d. Character Review This is not a tier list, but a look at some characters to determine when and how long they are useful in your party. First, keep in mind that in the early game you're encouraged to use units with poor growths and dispose of them later, such as Aran. This isn't a big deal as you get tons of XP due to the high enemy density of Lunatic mode. Changing classes is a frequent occurrence to meet the demands of Lunatic mode. Sometimes you want Aran to be a general, sometimes he's better off as a dracoknight. This is especially true of your prepromotes (Aran, Sirius) whose access to promoted classes makes them especially flexible and useful early on. Male characters are reviewed with male class limits locked and male class limits removed. Best party in the game: My Unit, Luke, Draug, Catria, Shiida, Palla, Sirius, Malliesia, Etzel, Xane, and Feena. A * next to the unit means I think they are worth using long term for the majority of the game. A ! next to the unit means I think they are worth using short term for a few chapters at most, then left behind. Units not listed are not recommended to ever take up an active deployment spot. This does not include characters you are forced to bring in order to recruit other characters. Marth - He has some decent growths that will make him a decent sword user that can take a hit and dish some damage back. He can open chests but not doors. He's the only person who can capture thrones and visit villages as well. Unfortunately about mid-game his speed growths on average start to suck compared to enemies and he'll end up getting doubled and killed unless you give him some +SPD help. Marth needs 27 SPD to avoid being doubled by Medeus, which he can get with his 25 SPD cap and +2 automatically from the shield of seals. In fact he only caps SPD on average at level 30, so you more or less need to set aside a Speedwing just so he survives one of Medeus's attacks and doesn't get doubled. Only Marth's Falchion is effective against Medeus. If you're LTC'ing, expect Marth to fall behind in levels due to the fact that he's constantly on the move and doesn't have many opportunities to hit things for XP. You have to make up for this by giving him stat boosts and leveling him in the base arena. *My Unit - Without question the most uber and broken unit in the game. Before My Unit even shows up, you can customize his/her growths and stats in an optimal manner for their chosen class. Next, you can easily reload for growths during the prologue chapters since they're 1-2 mins at most. This gets him/her off to a ridiculous start right from the beginning of the game. If you start out as a class with high base DEF like cavalier or knight, your MU will be a nearly invincible tank capable of nearly soloing most early and mid game chapters. It's best to overlevel My Unit and promote him early so that you can take advantage of his relatively amazing stats vs early and mid game enemies. Once you hit Ch 14 he starts to lose a bit of steam vs the heavy magic damage from mages/sages, but throwing Talismans on him will help out a lot. Recommended (Set A): Knight (starting class), Cavalier, Paladin, Dracoknight, Swordmaster, Sniper Recommended (Set B): Fighter (starting class), Pirate, Warrior, Berserker, General Recommended (Set C): Pegasus Knight (starting class), Cavalier, Dracoknight, General, Swordmaster, Sniper *My Unit Male Class Limits Removed: Even more uber than the original My Unit. After promotion you can switch to berserker to level his axes from D to C, then use an arms scroll from C to B. Having a dracoknight MU with an A in axes and spears is completely ridiculous and will dominate the early and mid game. Recommended: (Merged Set A and B): Knight (starting class), Cavalier, Dracoknight, Paladin, General, Berserker *Luke - Good base stats and growths. He makes a good sword user or sniper. He also gives support to My Unit, making him even more valuable. Recommended: Myrmidon, Swordmaster, Sniper *Luke Male Class Limits Removed: If you make Luke into a Mercenary he'll have +10 HP, +10 STR, -10 SPD, and -10 RES compared to Myrmidon, which is a pretty good trade off considering how far ahead SMs usually are on the speed growth curve. You can also make him into a good horseman once he has an A in bows as a sniper, which will give him B as a horseman. Recommended: Myrmidon, Swordmaster, Sniper, Horseman !Rody - 15 more SPD but 10 less STR compared to Luke. The big problem with Rody are his poor base stats, which suck even for a level 1 unit. If you don't have male class limits removed then I suggest benching him after Ch 3 or 4. The reason Luke is worth using over Rody is because he'll quickly have enough SPD to double enemies as a Myrmidon, making him pretty useful, while Rody mainly uses spears and can't easily switch to Myrmidon. Recommended: Cavalier !Rody Male Class Limits Removed: He will make good Hunter with 90 HP, 55 STR and 75 SPD. Even though his bases give him a slow start, he'll eventually outclass hunter Draug on average. You do have to work him out of level 1, though, and you can't reclass him during the prologue. He also has support with My Unit, for what it's worth. Unfortunately, I feel he's still not worth the effort compared to hunter Draug, since Draug has a 5 level lead on him. Recommended: Hunter !Cecil - She starts out with decent base stats, but her growths are a mixed bag. Her survivability is awful so cavalier, pegasus knight, and myrmidon are out. She has better MAG and SPD than Linde, but she doesn't get access to early Aura, and she has to work out of E tomes, which means her better growths are likely not worth the extra effort. Use her in Chapter 1 as a cleric or mage then dump her permanently. Recommended: Cleric or Mage !Gordon - He starts out with decent base stats, but 10 SPD and 20 SKL is a death sentence. Use him to do some chip damage in Chapters 1-3 and then bench him. Recommended: Archer !Ryan - Suffers from a lowish 25 SPD. You should probably leave him as an archer because the archer 30 SPD will help counteract his base 25 SPD. He makes a decent archer for the early game chapters but he is not a long term unit because bow users are all about SPD and Ryan doesn't have what it takes. Recommended: Archer !Ryan Male Class Limits Removed: Making him into a hunter gives him 50 instead of 55 SPD, but the extra MOV and +10 STR of the hunter class outweighs it. His low SPD means he won't be useful for much besides one shotting air units, which is not as useful compared to a faster hunter that can double for most of the game such as Draug. Recommended: Hunter *Draug - He's pretty much the best bow user to level up from scratch. He has a level and base stat lead on Rody and his SPD growths dominate the other bow using candidates. Recommended: Hunter, Horseman, Sniper !Aran - Does the number 0 mean anything to you? His base growths are almost nonexistent so all XP on him is wasted. Still, being a promoted unit that can use silver spears is valuable for a number of early chapters. He stops being useful after Ch 5 or so. Dump him ASAP. It is possible to get through the game without using him, but when you're going to throw away half of your early game party anyway, you may as well take the throwaway unit that's more useful than the others. Recommended: Swordmaster, Dracoknight, Sniper !Aran Male Class Limits Removed: He makes a decent general for the very early game. You should still toss him ASAP. Recommended: Swordmaster, Dracoknight, Sniper, General *Malliesia - She makes a perfect healer with her high MAG growth, especially when using Fortify. She can also use the Hammerne, which you'll need to repair your Rescue and Again staves. She even makes a great Starlight user if you give her an arms scroll to get to C tomes, since she naturally has very high MAG and SPD. Recommended: Cleric, Sage *Catria - Good base stats and great growths with a base 50 HP, 40 STR, 60 SKL, 55 SPD, and even her base 20 DEF isn't too bad. The game sort of forces you to early promote her if you want to get all the loot on Ch 7, unless you have another comparable dracoknight like an early promoted spear/axe using My Unit. She's pretty much the most godlike unit in the game next to My Unit, so use her well. Recommended: Pegasus Knight, Cavalier, Paladin, Falcoknight/Dracoknight, General, Swordmaster, Sniper !Linde - She has unfortunately low 10 MAG, even though her 60 SKL and 55 SPD are great. She can use Nosferatu and Aura early on, which are two very useful tomes. It's not her stats that are the problem, but her gender - she can't use Excalibur due to being a female. While she's useful for the early game with her strong Aura and Nosferatu, her damage and durability start to falter mid game and never recover. I don't recommend using her much if at all. Recommended: Mage *Palla - She has 5 base SPD growth which means she is going to be very slow unless you feed her speedwings or reload for SPD growths. She also strangely has 20 LCK, which is really poor for a pegasus knight - don't try throwing her at any enemies wielding killer weapons. Try to avoid early promoting her so she has more chances to grow in SPD. Despite her low SPD growths, her bases and other growths make her an excellent unit, just not as good as Catria. Expect to give her at least 2 Speedwings so she can keep up with enemy SPD. Make sure to level her in the high SPD growth classes like Dracoknight, Swordmaster, or Sniper. Recommended: Pegasus Knight, Cavalier, Paladin, Falcoknight/Dracoknight, General, Swordmaster, Sniper !Julian and Rickard - Your pair of thieves are useful for grabbing chests when the need arises. Just don't let them get caught. !Yumina - Another healer. She's a decent stave user if you happen to need one during the early game, but her base stats and growths don't warrant her a permanent position. Recommended: Cleric *Sirius - His 55 HP, 50 STR, 35 SKL, 40 SPD, and 35 DEF growths are good, although his base stats are mediocre for a promoted unit. Unlike Aran, he'll grow into a decent permanent party member although his stats will lag behind your other units. Once his Dracoknight SPD starts to look a little lame, switch him to SM permanently. SM is pretty much the only class he'll ever cap SPD in, and thankfully he already has an A in swords. Recommended: Paladin, Dracoknight, Swordmaster *Sirius Male Class Limits Removed: You can change him to a general which can help on some early game maps. Recommended: General, Paladin, Dracoknight, Swordmaster *Shiida - She has very high SKL/SPD growths, but only 20 STR and 30 HP growths. Her Wing Spear is very useful, though, making up for her crap STR when up against knights and cavaliers. Similar to how Palla sucks at SPD, Shiida will need Energy Drops to keep up in STR unless she gets lucky growths. Recommended: Pegasus Knight, Cavalier, Paladin, Falcoknight/Dracoknight, General, Swordmaster, Sniper *Feena - Awesomesauce dancer that you should use a lot. *Merric - His 10 MAG is crappy but no worse than Linde, and his SKL/SPD is pretty good at 45/50. You need to bring him to the final chapter if you want to recruit one of the 4 bishops, and he can provide A support for Marth vs Medeus (that extra 5 crit and 10 hit/evade means a lot there). His Excalibur can one shot most flying units, making him instantly useful and easy to level up and promote quickly. And of course he can break out of E in staves very quickly. If you need to use the physic staff and Merric is halfway to C staves, make him a bishop temporarily and he'll be able to use physics with only a small hit to his MAG. On Lunatic Reverse his lack of staves makes him less attractive. If you are playing Lunatic Reverse or trying to LTC, you should take Etzel over Merric. If you are playing on Lunatic or don't care about LTC'ing, take Merric. Recommended: Mage, Sage *Etzel - The main argument for Etzel is that he comes pre-leveled with D staves and B tomes and can one shot wyrms with excalibur just as well as Merric. Where he falls short is trying to take on Gharnef, where he's highly at risk of being RNG screwed and you'll need to take extra staff users to support him unless you feed him stat boosts. If you want to LTC the game, however, you will have to take Etzel for his stave level lead on Merric. Recommended: Sorcerer *Etzel Male Class Limits Removed: He comes with D staves which is more attractive in Lunatic Reverse where almost everyone is taking a lot more damage. You also get a lot more stat boosts in Lunatic Reverse, which makes patching him up with boosts a more viable strategy. If you are playing Lunatic Reverse or trying to LTC, you should take Etzel over Merric. If you are playing on Lunatic or don't care about LTC'ing, take Merric. Recommended: Sage *Xane - The unique copycat unit. He's as good as your current party members are. Having a second My Unit running around never hurts. Xane stays transformed for 5 turns, then reverts back on the 6th turn. He retains his pre-transformation HP after transforming, so you'll usually need to heal him before he's ready to go. !Nagi - A mamkute with better stats than Tiki. She can nearly one shot the dragons in Chapters 22-24, so she's worth taking once in Chapter 23 if your other characters aren't as useful at dragon slaying. Lunatic Usefulness Ratings, based on the run conditions: Extremely Useful: These units are unique and make the impossible possible. You'll find LTC runs more difficult if not impossible without them. Knight My Unit - The most key unit in the game. Capable of soloing half the map in the early game. Mid-late game still retains key roles that are implausible or impossible for your other party members, such as a 30 DEF A axes and A spears draco. Xane - Your 'My Unit' clone. Catria - Her growths make her a goddess. She makes a perfect Falcoknight as well. Palla - Needs speedwings, but the results are worth it, making her almost as good as Catria. Shiida - Super fast and her wing spear is amazing. Malliesia - Her high MAG Fortify spam is a game changer, plus Hammerne for keeping those Rescue and Again staves up. And no, you can't afford to take someone else as a healbot and 'swap Malliesia in' when you need to repair. It just does not work out. You want low turn counts, you take Malliesia. Also if you give her an arms scroll she can use Starlight and her naturally high MAG and SPD make her pretty effective against him, probably more so than Etzel who will struggle to avoid being ORKOed. Feena - Extremely useful dancer. Responsible for countless essential strategies. Very Useful: These units are great, but aren't going to outshine the stats and variety of strategies that the extremely useful characters are capable of. Draug - The best bow user to train from scratch. Luke - Kind of a second string unit to Catria, Palla, and Shiida, but he makes a good exclusive SM or possibly a sniper. Etzel - Excalibur, starts with D staves, Gharnef slaying possible with some stat buffs. Fairly Useful: They have drawbacks that prevent them from being star players in a party. Marth - Sucks for most of the game, but you need him to kill Medeus in a timely manner. He's mostly a liability, but you kind of need him to keep progressing in chapters. Sirius - Starts out strong, but his mediocre bases catch up to him and he'll struggle mid-late game. Even as a SM his SPD will struggle to keep up with mid- late game enemies. Rody - Not as good as Draug, but he does grow into a decent bow user and gives My Unit support as a bonus. Aran - Very useful for the first 6 chapters, but should be left behind afterward. Merric - Makes a great sage, but his lack of staff levels will hurt your turn count if you use him. Not very useful: These characters are deployable for a chapter or two, but their usefulness quickly expires. Nagi - Probably the most useful temporary unit, since she can nearly one shot Ch 22-23 dragons, which even your best units can't do without forges. Ryan - Useful in prologue and for Ch 1-4 as a hunter. Too slow to keep using. Yumina - Decent backup healer for a few early game chapters. Linde - Useful in Ch 3x to aurabomb knights and get a 6 turn clear. Cecil - Useful in Ch 1 as a sage. She's like a more fragile version of Shiida without the wing spear. Not worth the effort. Wendell - Useful in Ch 9 as a backup healer that can cross desert terrain easily. Gordin - Useful in Ch 1-2 as an archer/hunter. Too slow to keep using. Athena (prologue only) - Rocks in the prologue as she can double almost everything and ORKO archers. Cain (prologue only) - High stats during the prologue, will kick plenty of butt in Prologue 8. Not useful: Not worth deploying except to recruit other characters. Jeorge - He has A bows. Your bow users need to be doubling enemies to be more than dead weight to a team, just like any other damage dealer. Being able to one shot fliers is not enough. Tiki - Great, you get a dragon slaying mamkute JUST as you finish off the last of the dragons on Ch 14. Once the dragons (not wyrms) start showing up in large numbers again in Ch 22, you get Nagi, who is almost entirely better than Tiki. Ellerean - He's like Merric, except he can't use excalibur at jointime, and his growths are worse. Minerva - A axes but can't switch to berserker due to being female. Extremely slow yet unlike Palla doesn't have the bases or growths to make up for it elsewhere. Leiden, Frey, Roger, Nabarl, Barst, Bord - Growth character that joins too late. Will slow down a LTC with their lower stats and XP siphoning. Ogma - Too slow, not even worth it as a growth character. Warren - Way too slow. If you want a temporary early game archer, go for Gordin or Ryan. 2e. Class Review Classes are rated in usefulness based on the stated objectives at the beginning of this guide. Good Classes: Pegasus Knight - Great class for doubling almost every early game enemy and covering difficult terrain. Their high base RES lets them kill early game mages easily. Their only weakness is that their 8 MOV isn't quite as good on flat terrain compared to the Cavalier. Dracoknight - Pretty much the most useful damage dealing class for the mid game as far as MU, Palla, Catria, and Shiida are concerned. They will all be fast enough as Dracos to double most enemies while taking advantage of the Dracos high base STR, DEF, and MOV. Even slower Dracos like Sirius can be useful when you need to bring as many fliers as possible to a chapter. Falcoknight - Due to the circumstances involving when Elysian Whips are handed out (Ch 11 and 16) and when you're likely to early promote all of your units (Ch 12), you can realistically only have one Falcoknight. It's a choice between Shiida, Palla, and Catria. Falcoknights are extremely useful because they are flying sword users with 26 SPD. Add in the Star Orb +2 SPD buff and you've got a 28 SPD flier, making them essential for flying over difficult terrain and ORKOing enemies. Dancer - While ridiculously frail, the dancer is essential for countless strategies - they make the impossible possible. You'll want to take them on almost every chapter you possibly can. Chameleon - What's better than one My Unit? TWO My Units, of course. Another essential class you'll almost never want to go without, despite their drawbacks. Sniper - Let's count the ways that the sniper is awesome. 5 bonus hit and crit. Only class that can use longbows. 29 SPD cap. Base C in bows. 30 SPD growth. Just plain better bases than the Horseman. The only thing holding them back is their 7 MOV and bow-only weapon usage. Swordmaster - Another case of terminally awesome. 10 bonus evade. Base C in swords. Extremely high SPD base and growth along with 30 SPD cap means they will almost always double their targets. STR cap of 24 is also excellent considering their SPD cap. Sage - You can't reasonably get through Lunatic mode without a healer or two, and Sages are the best healers you can get. Their high MAG means better heals and more damage. Male sages are especially useful for nuking flying enemies with Excalibur. You can't get past Chapter 23 without a good Sage to kick Gharnefs ass with, unless you want to try killing Medeus without the Falchion in a reasonable amount of time. This makes the Sage more important than most classes for clearing the game. Decent Classes: Lord - Annoyingly low SPD growth and 25 SPD cap ensures your Lord will never be a stellar sword user like the SM. They'll also be annoyingly slow mid-game and get doubled by all but the slowest enemies. Not to mention they are usually running like hell towards some castle or throne or other and won't have much time to stop and hit things for XP. Cavalier - Decent all around class. With the highest MOV of any unpromoted class, you will rely on them to cover great distances during the early game. However it takes a certain type of uber unit to make up for the Cavaliers mediocre base stats and growths, namely My Unit, Palla, Catria, and Shiida. Hunter - If you want to level someone as a bow user, these guys will perform very well. Still, they aren't nearly as good as snipers or horsemen due to their low MOV and lack of base weapon level. Mage - An OK class if you need to level a caster like Merric, but they can't use staves. Promote to Sage asap. Cleric/Curate - An OK class to level your healers in, but their 5 MOV is terrible. Promote to Sage asap. Bishop - Sacrifices MAG for higher staff level and more RES. Not the best caster class to be in, but if you need to bump a units stave level up temporarily so they can use a certain level of staff, you don't have much of a choice. General - Generals have great base DEF, but their low SPD and MOV hinders their usefulness. If you can get a Draco or Paladin to 30 DEF they will be superior to the 30 DEF General in almost every way. Generals are useful for the mid game when My Unit hasn't quite built up the huge amount of DEF needed to get anywhere near the Paladin or Draco cap of 30. Catria, Shiida, and Palla all make good generals because they'll never hit the Paladin DEF cap without a boatload of stat boosts. General Aran and Sirius can make some early game chapters much easier since they are fast enough to not get doubled and still have ridiculous DEF for that point in the game. Horseman - Inferior to the Sniper except for one stat - MOV. Sometimes you'll need that extra MOV to pull off a strategy that the Sniper just can't reach. Unlike the Sniper, they can keep up with your 9-10 MOV units on long distance run chapters. Their 30 SPD cap means they'll be kicking ass all the way to the final chapter. Paladin - Unlike the Cavalier, Paladins aren't quite as useful by the time you're in the mid-game and everyone is promoted. This is mostly due to the superior Dracoknight and Falcoknight, who have higher base DEF and STR and can fly. Paladins do have a very high base RES, though, which makes them ideal for tanking if you can get them to 30 DEF, which is pretty much only possible with a Knight MU unless you dump stat boosts on Palla or Catria. Their abnormally high RES also makes them useful for tanking mid-late game casters that would hit like a truck otherwise. Berserker - 30 STR and 28 SPD means they will double almost everything and hit like a ton of bricks. Bonus 10 to crit makes them even more destructive. Their 2 MOV cost on water combined with their SPD makes them useful in several situations where a flier is too slow or too vulnerable to do the job. Unfortnately their 7 MOV sucks and their low DEF/RES makes them especially fragile against multiple enemies or casters. They are also the perfect class to start leveling your My Unit axes with. Outclassed Classes: Knight - Only useful on flat terrain where movement isn't an issue. Their 5 MOV and very low SPD really hurts them, especially in the early game where nobody has a very high base SPD yet. Only a SPD blessed knight MU can pull off the knight class with any success, and even then you'll want to switch them to Cavalier once you're past Chapter 1. Archer - That extra 5 SPD growth doesn't make up for their worse bases and 1 less MOV compared to a Hunter. Mercenary - While they have a bit more HP, STR, and DEF than the Myrmidon, their loss of 2 SPD is usually not enough to allow your unit to keep doubling early game enemies, which is far more important than 1 more STR and DEF. Fighter/Pirate - An OK set of classes, but their extremely low DEF means they will be paper tigers at best. Unfortunately your early game healers are not likely to be able to keep up with the large amount of HP that needs to be healed every time they take damage. Dark Mage - Compared to a Mage they sacrifice 10 MAG for 10 RES and 5 SPD growth, and 1 base MAG for 2 base DEF. Since MAG is the more important stat, there's no real reason to use this class. Sorceror - Similar to the Dark Mage, they sacrifice MAG for DEF and RES. No point in using this class over the Sage. Hero - Easily the worst promoted physical damage class. No 10 crit bonus like the Berserker and no 10 evade bonus like the SM. Terrible caps with nothing useful to make up for it. D base swords and E axes - he can't even use a hand axe at promotion. They only get 1 more MOV and 1 DEF cap over the Berserker. I'm not aware of any strategy in the game that would make you want to take a Hero over a Berserker, Swordmaster, or axe Dracoknight. Warrior - Warriors are supposed to be 'axe tanks' with higher SPD and STR caps than the general, but lower DEF cap. The problem is that their low DEF/RES bases, DEF growths, and 28 DEF cap ensure they'll never be as good a tank as the General, Paladin, or Dracoknight. Compared to a Berserker, they lack the 10 crit bonus, 2 MOV on water, and have 4 less SPD cap. Manakete - The only reason this class is marginally useful is because their Divine Stones are effective against most dragons. Maybe possibly worth taking in one chapter if your other units can't kill dragons as effectively. 3a. Prologue Walkthrough 3a. Prologue Walkthrough: If you lose characters during the prologue, they will come back on Chapter 1 even on classic difficulty mode. Marth's army will receive 10000G at the start of Chapter 1, minus 1000G for every unit fallen during the prologue, so try not to let anyone fall (this still applies to casual mode). If you don't get Rody or Luke any +HP or +DEF during the prologue, they will get one shot by Chapter 1 bandits, so make sure to get them at least one HP or DEF growth. Your prologue experience will be different depending on what class you chose for My Unit. You can't reclass until Chapter 1. You can recruit different units as the prologue progresses which will alter your strategy. You should probably give Luke more XP than Rody when you have the choice, as Rody isn't normally worth using beyond the first few chapters. The prologue does not count against your end of game ranking, but you can still speed through it if you choose. Prologue turn counts are still listed during the end of game credits. Prologue 1 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 4 The Lunatic Reverse run will be written assuming you rolled a Knight w/ +2 STR, +1 DEF, and +SKL/SPD, and male class limits are removed, since you need to complete Lunatic to unlock Lunatic Reverse. The Lunatic Reverse run is more of a LTC and turn counts are significantly less than my original Lunatic run. Reload for SPD growths which should have a 45% chance to proc. You don't have to reload for the other growths as long as knight My Unit isn't getting doubled by bandits or mercenaries. Move straight for Jagen while killing the soldier with counterattacks. Counter Jagen to death while using vulneraries. If you want to clear in 4 turns you'll have to reload until Jagen has 11 STR and not 12 STR. Prologue 2 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 4 If your knight has enough STR, he should be able to kill Luke in one turn with Ryan's help. Repeat the same strategy against Rody. Prologue 3 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 4 Rely on Ryan's bow to weaken/kill enemies and stay in screenshot 1 formation while using vulneraries if nobody can attack without dying. After the merc and fighter are dead, pull the remaining fighter and Shiida as usual. Prologue 3 Intermission Choice: Yes - Fight and recruit Athena in Prologue 4. I recommend recruiting Athena over Gordin. No - Fight Jeorge and recruit Gordin in Prologue 4. Prologue 5 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 5 The bandits here have 8 SPD so you'll want your knight to have at least 5 SPD by now, or he will be far less useful. Place units in counterattack range and kill off the bandits (Screenshot 1). Use My Unit to lure one of the archers in for a kill on Turn 2 (Screenshot 2). Make sure to get some XP for Luke and Rody from the hunters that won't fight back in melee range. Prologue 5 Intermission Choice: Yes - Fight and recruit Draug in Prologue 6. No - Fight and recruit Oguma in Prologue 6. Prologue 6 vs Draug Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 3 Recommended Units: Merric, Luke, Shiida, Wrys Pretty much the same strat as Lunatic mode. Pull enemies, kill them as they approach. You'll just be taking more damage while doing so. If you want to finish in 3 turns, pull both soldiers and the archer on turn 1, then pull the mage and draug on turn 2. Prologue 6 vs Oguma Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 3 Recommended Units: Athena, Merric, Shiida, Wrys Position your knight and Merric by the lower bridge. Wear the enemy down with counterattacks on enemy phase 1 then kill as much as possible on phases 2-3. Your knight can use an iron spear for better accuracy and still get the job done with Merric's help. Prologue 6 Intermission Choice: Yes - Fight and recruit Cain in Prologue 7. Other enemies are knights and myrmidons. No - Fight and recruit Est in Prologue 7. Other enemies are fighters and mercenaries. Prologue 7 vs Cain Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 3 Recommended Units: Merric, Shiida, Ogma, Luke, Athena Plug up the incoming enemies with your knight while everyone else punches north to kill Cain. Unless your Luke has 9 or more STR, you'll need Ogma to help kill Cain. Prologue 7 vs Est Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 4 Pretty much the same as the Lunatic version, except you'll need to use vulneraries to make up for the damage everyone will be taking. 4 turns is possible if you land all of your 75-80% lance attacks against the axe users and Est. This is probably the most difficult prologue chapter. Prologue 7 Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit puts on a headband as a costume piece. No - My Unit doesn't put on the headband. Prologue 8 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 11 Suggested Party: Athena, Shiida, Merric, Cain, Luke, Wrys You can pull more aggressively using your knight My Unit, but you still shouldn't pull the two silver axe bandits and mages near the save point until the reinforcements are finished. By turns 7-8 everything but the boss group should be dead and you can head south to the save point. Hopefully the levin sword thieves have 13 and not 14 SPD or you'll have a lot more trouble killing them and you might have to run away instead of kill them all in 1 turn. Prologue 8 Intermission Choice: Yes - Remove the headband costume piece. No - Keep the headband costume piece on. 4a. Main Story Walkthrough Chapter 1: Preparations: Aran's growths suck, but you have to use him because he's a promoted unit and has access to useful promoted classes like dracoknight, swordmaster, sniper, general, etc. Gordon is a decent archer or cavalier for the time being, but his 10 SPD growth means he's doomed on Lunatic mode, so you should use him sparingly. Luke, and Rody are probably still around level 2-5 depending on how much you used them - hopefully they have enough HP to survive a chapter 1 bandit attack, or they will be pretty useless as melee units. My Unit and Marth should be around lv 7-10 depending on how much you used them. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: Hunter Draug, Swordmaster Aran, Mage Cecil, and everyone else on your roster. Male class limits removed: General Aran instead of Swordmaster. Treasure: Cave - Bullion 2x Bandit - Vulnerary Recruits: Aran (Paladin) - Joins during intermission. Gordon (Archer) - Joins during intermission. Malliesia (Cleric) - Visit the village. Shops: Weapon Shop: Iron Weapons, Javelin, Hand Axe Chapter 1 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Knight My Unit, General Aran, Hunter Draug, Myrmidon, Mercenary, or Cavalier Luke, Cavalier Rody, Archer Gordin, Archer Ryan, Cleric Cecil. Chapter 1 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 8 Both Knight MU and General Aran should be 3RKO by bandits, making them especially resilient. Turn 1: Move your generals and melee units east forming a frontline wall to deal counterattack damage. (Screenshot 1) Turn 2: Finish off all bandits and the hunter. Move Marth north towards the village. Turn 3: Kill the thief and visit the village with Marth. The easiest way to kill the thief is attack with MU or Aran, then finish with a bow user that can take one hit. Pick up 3 javelins and a hand axe. Since you are using a lance MU and Aran, Palla, Shiida, Sirius, and Catria all want lances, you'll probably be pressed for lances and have a glut of axes. Turns 4-8: Pull the bandits with one of your armored units. (Screenshot 2) Start killing them with general Aran and knight My Unit in front. Use the save point if you need to hit an enemy standing on the fort that you only have 60-70% chance to hit. Move Marth towards the castle and capture. (Screenshot 3) Use the second save point for a good level up from the last bandit if possible. Chapter 2: Preparations: You'll want 3-4 archers for this chapter to handle the dracoknights at the end of the chapter. Hopefully your My Unit has some impressive stats by now. Give someone a steel lance and vulnerary to hand to Catria. Catria is a goddess in training so treat her well. You can kill the thief in 2 hits - one javelin from Catria, then one steel spear from Catria, as long as the thief has 1 DEF and not 2 DEF. Keep reloading your save until the thief has 1 DEF, it won't take long. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: Sniper Aran, hunter Draug, and everyone but Cecil. Male class limits removed: General Aran instead of Sniper Treasure: Lady Sword - Thief Boss - Steel Axe Vulnerary 2x - Hunter and Soldier Recruits: Catria (pegasus knight) - Joins at start. Warren (hunter) - Talk to with Catria. Cord (fighter) - Visit village. Chapter 2 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Cavalier My Unit, General Aran, Myrmidon Luke, Cavalier Rody, Archer Gordin, Archer Ryan, Hunter Draug, Cleric Malliesia. Your units will need about 8 SPD to avoid being doubled on this chapter. Aran has 8 SPD as a general so he should be ok for now. Make your MU into a cavalier if he has enough SPD to double the 10-11 SPD enemies. Chapter 2 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 The strategy here is much the same as Lunatic mode. Kill the thief using Catria while everyone else heads north towards the castle. Place Aran and My Unit in front to soften enemies with counterattacks, then finish them off with your bow users. The cavaliers and soldiers can't do much but tickle Aran and MU. Pull the dracos with Aran and MU counterattacking, but avoid the boss as it will probably double them. Use the 2nd save point to reload in case any of your archers attacks miss. In order to finish in 7 turns, you have to move Marth right outside the bosses attack range and provide a lower HP/DEF distraction so the two rightmost dracos don't gang up on Marth - someone like fighter Draug who has 3-4 DEF and can take a hit. Chapter 3: Preparations: There are a ton of dracoknights in this chapter so 2-3 archers helps a lot. It's a good idea to make someone into a pirate for this map if you don't have one because being able to walk on water terrain to hit dracoknights is very helpful. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit, Ryan, hunter Draug, sniper Aran, Luke, Linde, Catria, and Malliesia. Male class limits removed: General Aran Treasure: Tetsu Axe - Dragon Knight Steel Blade - Thief Silver Lance - Dracoknight Master Proof - Dracoknight Taurus Star - Lucke (boss) Shops: Weapon Shop: Steel Weapons, Hand Axe, Javelin Recruits: Linde (mage) - Joins during battle preparations. Palla (pegasus knight) - Joins on first turn. Bord (fighter) - Visit SW village. Julian (thief) - Visit NE village. Matthis (cavalier) - Talk to with Julian. Sidequests: Chapter 3x - Complete Chapter 3 in N24 H28 M33 L38 L'43 or less turns. If you fail the sidequest turn count, you can still access the sidequest if nobody fell during the prologue. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turns 2-5: Cavaliers from north forts. Chapter 3 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Cavalier My Unit, General Aran, Myrmidon Luke, Hunter Draug, Hunter Ryan, Cleric Malliesia, Pegasus Knight Catria, Mage Linde. Chapter 3 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 17 If My Unit doesn't have 17-18 DEF as a Cavalier by now, you should probably buy him a Draco Shield. Palla will take damage killing the thief, so use a vulnerary on turns 4 and 5 to make up for it. In order to LTC this chapter, you need to pull the master seal draco by turn 4. Throw Aran and MU into the incoming dracos range to soften them up with counterattacks or just kill them outright. Deal with the cavaliers with Palla and MU. Try to get Catria a level or two here, even though she won't be as useful as your ranged units at killing dracos. For the boss pull, put MU in front and 1-2 to the sides to draw aggro as usual. Smack the boss around with a silver spear then finish it off with someone else like Palla if MU doesn't have enough health on the last turn. Chapter 3x: Preparations: Lots of knights here, and you know how to deal with those - magic, rapiers, hammers, etc. If you did a few minutes of reloading for level up growths and you have a pirate My Unit he should be a beast by now who can easily double the knights and tear them apart. Even if he doesn't have uber stats he'll still be useful with the hammer. I suggest bringing fighter/pirate My Unit, Linde, dracoknight Aran, Palla, and Catria. If My Unit isn't a fighter/pirate that can use the hammer, replace Linde or Draug with someone who can do so. Give Catria the Taurus orb to boost her stats a bit. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit, Linde, dracoknight Aran, Palla, and Catria. Treasure: None. Recruits: Wrys - Joins on first turn. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turn 4 - 2x Knight from the forts. Deployment: Position Catria on the northmost square so she can move to a safe spot on turn 1. Chapter 3x Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Cavalier My Unit, Draco Aran, Peg Palla, Peg Catria, Mage Linde. Chapter 3x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 Here you'll need to kill both archers and all 3 armors in 1 turn, so you're going to need to dig into the stat boosts at the store. You shouldn't give boosts to Aran or MU, because Aran is crap and MU is already godlike. Give Marth a Speedwing to get his SPD to 13 and either give him an Energy Drop for +2 STR or forge his Rapier so he can one round one of the knights. Send Catria and My Unit after the archers and the rest at the armors. Palla and Marth should be able to one round an armor each, and Linde and Aran should be able to take out the third one. Once those guys are dead, pick off the two enemies chasing Wrys and head towards the castle. Use this chapter as an opportunity to get Catria some more XP. Chapter 3x Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit becomes bald thanks to Wrys. No - My Unit keeps his/her hair. Chapter 4: Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit, Linde, cavalier Catria w/ Lady Sword, hunter Draug, Luke, Palla, swordmaster Aran, and cavalier Rody. Treasure: Devil Sword - Thief Vulnerary - Archer Armorslayer - Thief Steel Bow - Hunter Bullion - Gayle (boss) Shaver - Visit SW village. Recruits: Oguma (mercenary) - Joins on first turn. Yumina (cleric) - Joins on first turn. Yubello (mage) - Joins on first turn. Sirius (paladin) - Speak to with Oguma. Castor - Visit NE village. Shiida - Joins after chapter is over. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turns 2-4: 2x bandit, 1x hunter from west forts. Enemy Turns 3-4: 1x bandit from east fort. Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Chapter 4 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Cavalier My Unit, Peg or Cavalier Catria and Palla, Linde, Aran, Hunters Ryan and Draug, Myrm/Merc Luke, Mallesia. Chapter 4 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 8 Similar strat to Lunatic mode, except a lot more healing is needed for your melee units. Bring units that are 14-15 SPD so they can double the hunters/pirates/bandits. Stick units like Linde, Aran, and Ryan on the forts to block reinforcements. Chapter 5: Preparations: Your army just keeps getting bigger. You have to bring Oguma to recruit Barst. You don't have to recruit Rickard in this chapter, since he shows up in Chapter 6 as well. You can use that extra spot to make this chapter a bit easier. As far as choosing a healer goes, just pick the one with the highest staff level, probably Malliesia. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit w/ hammer, Oguma w/ armorslayer and iron axe, hunter Draug, dracoknight Sirius, dracoknight Aran, Malliesia, cavalier Catria w/ lady sword, cavalier Palla, cavalier Shiida, and Luke. Male class limits removed: Treasure: Hammerne - NW village Iron Sword - Thief Holy Water - Mage Fire Tome - Mage Master Proof - Thief Vulnerary - Dracoknight Gemini Star - Torus (boss) Physic - Bishop Recruits: Barst (fighter) - Talk to with Oguma. Rickard (thief) - Talk to with Julian. Shows up in Chapter 6 if you don't recruit him here. Jeorge (sniper) - Don't kill him this chapter, and you'll be able to recruit him during Chapter 8. Shops: Secret Shop: Located between the two visible shops on the map. 1x Master Proof Weapon Shop: Steel weapons, Javelin, Handaxe Tool Shop: Fire, Heal Staff, Door Key, Vulnerary Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turn 8 - Thief in SW corner of the map which will head towards NW village. Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Chapter 5 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Dracos MU and Sirius, Cavaliers Catria, Palla, Shiida, and Luke, Hunters Ryan and Draug, Malliesia, and Myrmidon Ogma. Early promote My Unit in this chapter. He should be about lv 16-17 and nearly stat capped in everything anyway. 14-15 SPD is needed to double the cavaliers and mages on the map. Choose whichever classes get your units to that SPD. You want your ladies to be cavaliers because that extra 1 MOV is essential for storming the castle. Chapter 5 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 12 Instead of trying to kill all the cavaliers, just kill the closest one with draco MU and blockade the middle one with units that can take a hit. The north cavalier will suicide on MU and the south one will attack whoever. Send draco MU after the master proof thief. MU should one round the draco that attacks him, while the other 3 head SE towards your main army. Finish off the dracos while your cavaliers and dracos get in position to storm the castle. You have 4 cavaliers and 2 dracos including MU to easily wipe out the castle forces. Rescue Marth after getting the Hammerne for a 12 turn finish. Just make sure to get the physic before capturing. Chapter 6: Preparations: To kill the bishops you'll need a unit with 17 SPD that can double it, probably cavalier Catria. She will likely need a forged Javelin with both +1 STR Starshards in her inventory to have enough damage. If she has 10 STR then a +3 might forged javelin along with the two Stars for +2 STR will do fine, assuming the bishop has 30 HP and 4 DEF. Unit Choices: My Unit, paladin or general Sirius, Cavalier Catria w/ forged javalin, Shiida, hunter Draug, Palla, Linde, Malliesia, myrmidon Luke, and Julian. Treasure: Bullion (L) - SE chest Magic Shield - Middle left chest Libra Star - Middle right chest Vulnerary – Knight, sniper Door key - Knight, bishop Secret Book - Bishop ElFire - Mage Live Staff - Bishop Cancer Star - Lang (boss) Recruits: Rickard (thief) - If you didn't recruit him in Chapter 5, he shows up in this chapter. This is your last chance to recruit him. Frey (cavalier) - Joins on turn 3. Norne (archer) - Joins on turn 3. Samto (myrmidon) - Talk to with Ogma or Shiida Sidequests: 6x - Complete Chapter 6 in N20 H24 M28 L32 L'36 turns. If you fail the sidequest turn count, you can still access the sidequest if you recruited Rickard. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turn 3-6 - 2x Soldier at lower entrance Enemy Turn 3, 6, 7 - Knight and archer at lower entrance Aggroing the knights in the throne room - All previously stationary enemies on the map will aggro. Chapter 6 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladin or Berserker My Unit, Peg or Cavalier Catria and Palla, Hunter Draug, Malliesia, Cavalier Shiida, Myrmidon Luke, Julian, Generals Sirius and Aran You'll need to use Pegasus Knight Palla or Catria to kill the two mages and the bishops. They'll need 17 SPD, Holy Water, and enough STR/weapon level to one round the bishops. Stack the Taurus and Gemini starshards for an extra +2 STR, then forge a javelin if you have to. You don't need to use both of them for the task. Give her a javelin, both starshards if needed, a vulnerary, and holy water. Shiida and Marth need to be able to one round the knights in the boss room with the rapier/wing spear. My Unit needs to be able to one round the knights with a forged javelin or hand axe. Chapter 6 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 Move Palla/Catria into the 2x mage aggro range, then send her at the bishops, then place her at the door next to the mage to counter and kill it. When she gets the door key/skill book drop, replace the holy water so it goes back into Marth's caravan. You can then hand the holy water to My Unit on the other side of the map. Use My Unit to tear up most of the armors to the west. Open the door for him then one round the sniper, then recruit Samto with Shiida. Charge into the throne room using holy watered My Unit and slaying many noobs. Use generals Sirius and Aran to blockade the reinforcements, with help from Frey and Norne. Aran will be taking the most punishment due to his shitty 8 SPD so you'll need to use vulneraries and physics to keep him up. Use the save point just in case the Killer Lance knight lands an unlikely crit. As for the thieves and treasure, here's what they should be doing: Turn 1 - Julian moves SE Turn 2 - Julian opens SE door Turn 3 - Julian talks to Rickard and opens SE chest Turns 4-7 - Rickard heads towards the remaining two chests and opens them. Chapter 6x: Preparations: Treasure: Vulnerary - Warrior, knight Recruits: Wendell (sage) - joins during intermission Caesar (mercenary) - finish 6x without killing him Radd (myrmidon) - finish 6x without killing him Chapter 6x Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Draco My Unit, Malliesia, Cavalier Shiida, Cavalier Palla, Myrmidon Luke, SM Sirius. Chapter 6x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 1 Bring your best units here. You'll need to be able to one shot the boss, 3 fighters, and 1 knight if you want to get every item and still clear in 1 turn. Draco MU should kill the boss, Shiida should kill the knight, and Palla, Luke, and Sirius should each take a fighter. You can use try using devil and killer swords and keep reloading until you get the kills, or try using starshards, forges, or stat buffs. Chapter 7: Preparations: The duo of dracoknight Sirius and Aran won't cut it here, so you'll to need to promote Catria to a dracoknight for this chapter if you want to get all the items and recruits. It may be possible to do this without promoting Catria if you bring 3 staff users and use 3 rescue charges, but you'll want her to be promoted soon anyway. In my run Catria was already lv 13 with capped SPD so it wasn't a big deal to promote her a little early. If you've been holding out on promoting her, you're going to have to if you want all the chapter loot. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit, dracoknight Catria, dracoknight Sirius, dracoknight Aran, hunter Draug, Malliesia, another staff user, and two choices between Shiida, Luke, or Palla. You may need to forge a silver spear capable of one shotting the 30HP thieves on the map, depending on Sirius' STR w/ the +2 STR star buff. If you have a Sirius with 14 STR and A lances you'll only need to forge +1 onto the silver spear, or if he has 15 STR you don't need to forge anything. And no, you can't use Catria for the silver lance, you need her speed to double the enemy hunters. You'll also need to use up two rescue staff charges getting Catria and Sirius close to the action, so if you've been using the staff a lot you will need to cast Hammerne on the staff to regenerate its charges so that it doesn't break. If you've been following the guide, you'll only have used the rescue staff once or twice in Chapter 4, so you should still have 2-3 charges left before needing to repair it with the Hammerne or waiting until Chapter 16 to get another rescue staff. To kill the fire dragon, you'll need someone with high HP/DEF who can survive a hit and can counterattack at range, for one thing. It does 36 dmg to a 0 DEF unit, so find someone with a winning HP/DEF balance. I used pirate My Unit with his hand axes. Chip away at its health while kiting it east and finish it with Linde whose Aura spell should do about 17-19 dmg to it depending on her MAG. Treasure: Physic - on the cave spot Iron sword, 2x master proof, angelic robe, wo dao, bullian, scorpio star - thief Levin sword - Dahl (boss) Firestone - fire dragon Recruits: Nabarl (myrmidon) - Appears on first turn Feena (dancer) - Appears on first turn Astram (hero) - Do not kill him in Chapters 7, 8, and 9, and you can recruit him with Jeorge in Chapter 16. Enemy Reinforcements: Approach the cave - a fire dragon will spawn Enemy Turns 3, 5, 7 - 2x knight, 2x cavalier, 1x mage at the forts Shops: Weapon Store: Steel weapons, Hand Axe, Javelin. Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Place the rescue staff holder in the top spot, and the other staff user in the northeast spot. Chapter 7 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Dracos My Unit and Sirius, Myrm Luke, Cavalier or Peg Shiida, Palla, and Catria, Malliesia, Yumina, and one staff user of any level. Chapter 7 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 5 The reason for bringing 3 staff users is because you need Malliesia to repair the rescue staff with hammerne, then two more staff users to rescue Draco MU and Sirius northward. Plus it's nice to be able to heal your dragon team and thief team at the same time. The dragon is more dangerous now that you can't attack it without getting hit. Lure it back with a 17+ SPD range unit then hit it with other 17+ SPD units. You can finish it off with a below 17 SPD unit as long as they don't get one shot or don't miss. I used Palla to kite the dragon with then used Palla, Luke, and Shiida to finish it off. If you're planning to finish in 5 turns you have a much smaller time window to kill it and reach the cave for the Physic. Send Draco MU, Sirius, and one of your pegasus knights north to deal with the thieves. Nabarl will take a bit of extra damage hitting the thief on turn 1 but he can use a vulnerary after Feena dances for him. Draco MU should be one shotting thieves left and right and easily survive a hit from an archer. Dance for Marth as he approaches to get him into the castle on turn 5. If you have someone who can one shot thieves besides My Unit, or if you add an extra flier up north, you'll have some extra moves to use the save points. Chapter 7 Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit puts on a bishop's miter costume piece. No - My Unit doesn't put on the miter. Chapter 8: Preparations: The generals have 12-13 SPD so choose units that can double up on them. Hunter Draug should be fast enough to double them, and if you give Linde the speed star she will probably be able to as well if you've been leveling her. Not really sure who to give the angelic robe to, so just hold on to it until it's clear that you need to use it to obtain a recruit or loot. Unit Choices: My Unit, dracoknight Sirius, hunter Draug, general Catria, two stave users, Palla, Feena, myrmidon Luke, and Shiida or Linde. Treasure: Sagittarius Star - Jeorge (boss) Firestone - Thief Silver bow - Sniper Arms scroll - General Leo Star - Thief Recruits: Astram (hero) - Do not kill him in Chapters 7, 8, and 9, and you can recruit him with Jeorge in Chapter 16. Cain (cavalier) - Joins at start of chapter. Bantu (manakete) - Visit village. Roger (knight) - Talk to with Shiida Jeorge (sniper) - Talk to with Marth or Gordin. Must have survived Chapter 5. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turn 2-5 - 2 cavaliers and 2 knights from SW fort, and a mage from SE fort. Enemy Turn 6 - 4 generals from the NE, plus all of the generals and heroes on the map will aggro Shops: Weapon Store: Silver Spear, Silver Bow, Hammer, Armorslayer Chapter 8 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Generals My Unit and Sirius, Cavalier or Peg Catria, Shiida, and Palla, Myrmidon Luke, Hunter Draug, Malliesia, Yumina, Feena. Chapter 8 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 It's time to break out the big guns. General My Unit, who should be nigh invincible, needs to plow through a boatload of generals to clear the way for Marth. Use MU and Sirius to blockade the generals while Marth slips past. You can of course get your other units lots of XP from what MU doesn't kill. Send a high SPD flier after the south thief, preferably someone who can double or one shot it, then keep them down there to kill the mage reinforcements as they spawn. Hold back the incoming forces from the south with Cain and another of your less potent units against Generals. The two save points are easy opportunities for level ups. Chapter 9: Preparations: The dracoknights in this chapter have 20 SPD, making them very dangerous to any of your slower units. Marth needs to run NE to the village then W to the castle while your other units hold off the incoming dracos. By the time you fend off the enemy dracoknights, your ground units won't be able to catch up to Marth, so you'll need fliers to get around the desert terrain. Dracoknight Sirius and Catria are a given, but you need one more. Your options are Shiida, Palla, Wendell, or MU if you have male class limits removed. Promote your fighter My Unit this chapter if they are STR/SPD capped and around lv 18. Early promote hunter Draug to Sniper so he can start using silver bows. All of your units attacking the dracoknights need to be able to take one hit. You get the boots in this chapter. If you're not too concerned about turn count, give the boots to My Unit or another strong unit like Catria, so you have access to a 12 MOV unit. If you're LTC'ing, give Marth the boots. Unit Choices: Berserker or Draco My Unit, Feena, Dracoknights Sirius and Catria, dracoknight or pegasus Shiida and Palla, Malliesia, Hunter Draug, Julian, Luke. Treasure: Capricorn Star - Right chest Boots - Left chest Thief staff - thief Steel sword - thief Master proof - thief Vulnerary - mage, dracoknight Steel spear - dracoknight steel axe - dracoknight Thunder - mage Speedwing - bishop Mend - bishop Master proof - Yodel (boss) Recruits: Astram (hero) - Do not kill him in Chapters 7, 8, and 9, and you can recruit him with Jeorge in Chapter 16. Minerva (dracoknight) - Visit village. Etzel (sorceror) - Talk to with Marth. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy turn 7 - 6x hero at south of map, including Astram Shops: Weapon Shop: Steel Weapons, Silver Axe, Silver Sword Left Item Shop: Door Key, Vulnerary, Holy Water Right item Shop: Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, ElFire, Heal, Mend Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Chapter 9 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Dracos My Unit and Sirius, Pegasus Knight/Cavalier Shiida, Catria, and Palla, Myrm Luke, Hunter Draug, Feena, Julian, Malliesia, Yumina. Chapter 9 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 Turn 1: Move Marth east, dance for him, then send him to the village which he should reach on Turn 5. Send Julian to the treasure chests. Use the Barrier staff on MU. Kill the steel spear thief with MU then rescue him. One shot the thief staff thief with draco Sirius. Move counterattackers in range of the two incoming NW dracos. Turn 2: Kill the draco next to the river with MU's forged hand axe from the south, then dance for him and kill the farthest draco with the hand axe. Take care of the other two dracos with the rest of your party. One shot the master proof thief with Sirius. (Screenshot 1) Turn 3: Position counterattackers in enemy mage range, but out of dracoknight range. Lure Etzel towards the village with one of your pegasus knights (Screenshot 2) - he should reach the village by Turn 6, so Marth can talk to him. You can use the save point with Marth and still reach the village on Turn 5. Turn 4: Aggro the two dracos by the castle with MU. Turn 5: Visit the village with Marth. Turn 6: Etzel should be within talking range of Marth. Talk to Etzel with Marth and slay any mages that may have came with him. Start killing the bishops by the castle with MU and your fliers. (Screenshot 3) Turn 7: Rescue Marth next to the castle, kill the boss, then capture. Astram won't even get to show up this time. Chapter 10: Preparations: This is a good chapter to get any of your non-promoted units some XP including Marth. It's not crazy like the last two chapters where you need to keep running around and mowing down enemies as fast as possible to avoid killing Astram. The enemies in this chapter are the same slow mages with a few slightly faster mercs - not very daunting opposition. You'll need two stave users on this map to follow the bishop killing strategy. You need to take Wendell to recruit the boss, so that's one. The other spot can be taken by sage Linde or Eztel. Unit Choices: My Unit, Feena, paladin Catria (to avoid dracoknight speed cap), dracoknight or paladin (or whatever?) Sirius, Wendell, Julian, Rickard, Shiida or Palla, hunter Draug, myrmidon Luke, and one more stave user (sage Linde, Eztel, etc.) Treasure: Unlock - far right chest Recover - far left chest Bullion (L) - mid right chest Physic - mid left chest Holy water - Priest Vulnerary - Priest ElFire - Mage Killer sword - Sniper Silver Card (Normal, Hard, or Maniac) or Vulnerary (Lunatic or Lunatic') - Clear the chapter without killing any curates. Recruits: Merric (Mage) - Joins on first turn. Ellerean (Mage) - Talk to with Wendell. Sidequests: 10x - Clear Chapter 10 in N15 H18 M21 L24 L'27 turns. If you fail those turn times, you can still reach 10x if at least 3 curates are alive at the end of chapter. Chapter 10 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, Sniper Draug, Malliesia, Feena, Pegasus/Cavalier Palla, Shiida, and Catria, SM Sirius. Chapter 10 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 5 Place Merric to the bosses left or right, de-equip his tome, and use Holy Water. Send your two thieves to the outside chests while your staff user opens the middle two with the thief staff. Send half of your team with Marth and MU north to the throne while the rest of your team holds off the incoming mages and mercs. Like all mages they hit like a ton of bricks so use +RES buffs liberally. Make sure your defenders can counter ORKO the incoming mages or they will be overwhelmed. Chapter 10x: Recruits: Dice (Fighter) - Joins during intermission. Maris (Myrmidon) - Joins during intermission. Horace (General) - Joins on first turn. Enemy Reinforcements: Every Enemy Turn - Roros will respawn infinitely until you kill the 'real' Roro and end the chapter. Chapter 10x Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit puts on a mask costume piece. No - My Unit doesn't put on the mask. Chapter 10x Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Draco My Unit, Draco w/ 21 SPD, Feena, Draug, Luke, whoever else. Chapter 10x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 1 You must reset your save until the boss roro is on the left/right and not the middle (66.6~% chance). ORKO the middle roro in the way of the boss roro with your 21 SPD draco. Send MU towards the boss Roro, dance for him, then move 10 spaces up to the Roros face and kill it. Use your other units to get some free XP off the nearby Roros. Chapter 11: Preparations: This chapter is a great opportunity to catch Merric up in levels by one shotting wyrms with Excalibur. Etzel is a decent ready-made caster that can also heal, although he is very slow and won't cap sorcerer SPD on average. Minerva is one of the only axe units besides fighter My Unit worth taking. You can get your first of 3 elysian whips in this chapter which promotes any female to a falcoknight instead of a dracoknight. Catria is almost certainly already promoted, so that leaves you with Palla or Shiida. The next whip you get is in Chapter 16. Promoting Palla will give her +3 SPD which helps her poor SPD growth a lot, while promoting Shiida will give you a low STR/HP but easily SPD capped falco. If you've been using Palla a lot you'll probably want to use the whip on her. There are many axes and wyrms on this map, which means you should bring swords, bows, shaver/excalibur casters, and that dragonpike Minerva joined with. Give priority to units or class combos that can reach 24 or higher SPD to double the Wyrms. Unit Choices: Warrior or Draco My Unit, Feena, dracoknight Catria w/ dragonpike, dracoknight Sirius, hunter/warrior Draug, Linde or Palla, Merric, Etzel, Shiida w/ VIP card, and myrmidon/SM Luke. Treasure: Map used from http://wiki.gamerp.jp/fe/data/237.html Treasure is always found 100% of the time by all units. Vulnerary - Wyvern Energy Drop - Dracoknight Steel Axe - Bandit Steel Bow - Sniper Master Sword - Swordmaster Killer Axe - Bandit Wyrmslayer - Dracoknight Recruits: Jake (Warrior) - Talk to with Shiida Shops: Secret Shop: It's two squares east of where Jake is standing. Wyrmslayer, Armorslayer, Rapier, Ridersbane, Wing Spear, Dragonpike, Hammer, Poleax Chapter 11 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Dracos My Unit, Sirius, Shiida, and Palla, Malliesia, Sage Etzel, Yumina, Wendell, Catria, Swordmaster Luke. Chapter 11 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 Send My Unit and Shiida north and everyone else west. Use My Unit to solo the NE enemies and swordmasters. Rush your casters and dracos west, use Luke to deal with the bandits and hunters to the west or just ignore them. Keep chain pulling dracos with Etzel and healing him. Don't even bother triggering the northwest castle trap, just rescue marth close to the castle, kill the boss, grab the treasure, and capture. If you want to use the secret shop, hand the member card from Shiida to Jake after recruiting him - I suggest buying 3 dragonpikes and a wyrmslayer. Your spear users will be using up those dragonpikes like nothing if you expect to clear Ch 12-14 quickly. Make sure to pick up all the treasure before capturing - Grab the NE treasure with Shiida and Luke and the SW/W treasure with Sirius. Chapter 12: Preparations: There are many dragons on this map and they all hit as hard as ever. At 18 SPD they aren't extremely fast, so anyone with decent STR who can hit 22+ SPD is golden. The wyrms have gone up to 21 SPD which makes your slower units look even more antiquated. You'll want to bring one or two defensive units that can take at least 2 hits from the bandits, wyrms, and dragons, unless you don't mind hiding in your starting area for most of the chapter. General Catria and My Unit make good frontline choices that can take more than a few hits. Merric is still useful with Excalibur - he should be leveling very quickly still. Some high defense units to stand in front taking dragon attacks would be useful. You should have a number of stat boost items available, and your team that you'll be taking through the rest of the game should be more or less set by now. Almost all new recruits from now on are not likely to make it on your permanent roster either due to bad stats or being too difficult to level up. You should have 2x STR, 1x MAG, 1x SKL, 2x SPD, 1x LCK, 1x DEF, 2x HP, 1x MOV, and 1x Arms Scroll. I'm not sure if you should distribute them or save them all for Marth who probably needs all the help he can get vs the final boss. Treasure: Silver Sword - Swordmaster Devil Axe - Bandit Vulnerary - Wyrm Pisces Star - Fire Dragon Master Proof - Fire Dragon Recruits: Darros - Talk to with Marth. Enemy Reinforcements: Turn 2 Enemy Phase - Bandit, 2x fire dragon at SE fort After crossing about 1/3 past the bridge - 2x Wyrm, fire dragon at northmost middle 3 forts After taking a left at the north end of the bridge - 2x fire dragon at NW fort, 2x wyrm, 1x fire dragon at mid N fort, 3x wyrm at middle bridge fort, 3x wyrm at SE fort Chapter 12 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, Draco/Falco Shiida, Palla, Sirius, and Catria, SM Luke, Sage Etzel and Malliesia, Horseman Draug, Feena. You'll want at least two fliers with 22 SPD to double the fire dragons. MU can kill the dragons without needing a dragonpike, but your other fliers won't have that level of STR. Give Marth the Boots if you want to continue LTC'ing. Chapter 12 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 Turn 1: Kill the two nearby fire dragons on the forts. Move MU north then dance for him then move him further north to kill the bandit from the west with a javelin or hand axe. MU will be attacked by a large number of enemies, hopefully he gets a few crits so you have less to deal with on turn 2. Turn 2: Kill any nearby enemies. Recruit Darros. Position your fliers so that they can reach at least the left and right forts in the group of northmost middle forts on turn 3 to prevent reinforcement wyrms. Turn 3: Kill the 2 fire dragons and bandits then block off the forts. You must block the left and right forts in the northmost middle group of forts or wyrms will spawn from them. Turn 4: Kill the two fire dragons on the right side and position to kill the two wyrms on the right. Turn 5: Kill the wyrm on the left and the nearest fire dragon. Block all of the northmost middle forts again. Turn 6: Use the second save point then kill all of the fire dragons in the way including the boss. Chapter 12 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, Draco/Falco Shiida, Palla, Sirius, and Catria, SM Luke, Sage Etzel and Malliesia, Horseman Draug, Feena. You'll want at least two fliers with 22 SPD to double the fire dragons. MU can kill the dragons without needing a dragonpike, but your other fliers won't have that level of STR. Give Marth the Boots if you want to continue LTC'ing. Chapter 12 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 Turn 1: Kill the two nearby fire dragons on the forts. Move MU north then dance for him then move him further north to kill the bandit from the west with a javelin or hand axe. MU will be attacked by a large number of enemies. He has a good chance of crit killing one or two of them. Turn 2: Kill any nearby enemies. Recruit Darros. Position your fliers so that they can reach at least the left and right forts in the group of northmost middle forts on turn 3 to prevent reinforcement wyrms. Turn 3: Kill the 2 fire dragons and bandits then block off the forts. You must block the left and right forts in the northmost middle group of forts or wyrms will spawn from them. Turn 4: Kill the two fire dragons on the right side and position to kill the two wyrms on the right. Turn 5: Kill the wyrm on the left and the nearest fire dragon. Block all of the northmost middle forts again. Turn 6: Use the second save point then kill all of the fire dragons in the way including the boss. Chapter 13: Preparations: More dragons! The wyrms are faster at 22 SPD so only a few classes near their SPD cap will be able to double them. Despite that, this chapter is easier than 12 because you have a lot more room to move around and there aren't waves of enemies approaching every turn. It's fairly straightforward except for the reinforcement ambush at the end. The only thing to look out for are the thieves, but they are easily one shotted by a high STR draco like Catria or Sirius, possibly with STR star shards and/or a forged silver lance. Having at least one chracter who can one shot the mages/thieves on the map is a big help, such as draco catria, palla, or luke, who should be around 20 in STR. All of your units should be promoted by now except possibly Shiida or Catria if you are waiting for a second Elysian Whip. It's possible to get Merric from lv 11 to 18 during Ch 11-12 mostly by one shotting wyrms with Excalibur, so he should be in good shape to be promoted on this chapter. Linde is basically a healbot in my game so I'm not sure I'd level her up again if I started a new playthrough, since Malliesia would be just as good as a healbot. I recommend taking berserker My Unit w/ hand axe, SM Sirius, SM Luke, Linde, Etzel, or Malliesia (just for healbotting mostly), Palla as long as she has 21 SPD to double ice dragons or Shiida w/ forged Dragonpike to allow her to one round ice dragons, dracoknight Catria, warrior Draug, Feena, Merric, and Julian. Treasure: Wyrmslayer - east chest Dragonpike - SE chest Spirit Dust - mid chest Vulnerary - Dark Mage, Bandit El Fire - dark mage Master Proof - ice dragon Recruits: Robert, Belf, Leiden - Joins during intermission. Beck (Horseman) - Talk to with Marth. Enemy Reinforcements: Stepping onto the centre isle - Wyrms from NW and NE and ice dragons from every fort, plus all enemies on the map aggro. Sidequests: 13x - Complete Chapter 13 in N20 H24 M28 L32 L'36 or less turns. If you fail those turn times, you can still reach 13x if no thieves escaped. Shops: Secret Shop: located 3 squares west of the west save point All 4 Killer weapons, Shaver, Physic Chapter 13 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, Draco/Falco Shiida, Catria, and Palla, Horseman Draug, Feena, Sages Malliesia and Etzel, SM Luke, Julian. Chapter 13 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 8 Similar strat to Lunatic mode. Split up east and west, allow the thieves to open the SE and mid chest and kill them for the contents. Solo the NE wyrms with My Unit. Place Marth on the river near the castle on turn 7, then swoop in to kill the boss on turn 8. You don't even have to kill all the enemies around the castle or deal with the ambush, just kill enough for Marth to capture. If you've been eating through Physics as fast as my group has, you'll want to buy 1-2 at the secret shop. Chapter 13x: Treasure: Iote Shield - NE chest Recruits: Athena - Joins on first turn. Chapter 13x Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladins My Unit, Catria, Shiida, and Palla, SMs Luke and Sirius. Chapter 13x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 3 Send Marth NE flanked by Paladins for his protection. Send MU directly east to kill the boss while others work on the ballistas, bandits, and myrmidons. Chapter 14: Preparations: The ice dragons now have 18 SPD. Anyone with 22 SPD and a dragonpike/wyrmslayer will be good. Someone who can one shot the dark mages and/or thieves will be a big help. You only need one general to tank with, so pick whoever has the best DEF/HP. I recommend taking general or berserker My Unit, general or draco Catria, warrior or horseman Draug, SM Luke, SM Sirius, Linde or Malliesia or Etzel (healbot), Julian, Feena, and Palla, Merric, or Shiida. Merrics usefulness is cut when there aren't any wyrms to slay, so you may want to rest him this chapter to get both Palla and Shiida in. Treasure: Swordslayer - Middle chest Talisman - Right chest Again - Left chest Vulnerary - Ice Dragon Warp (Normal, Hard, or Maniac) or Fortify (Lunatic or Lunatic') - thief Bullion (L) - Thief Poleax - Thief Armorslayer - Thief Ridersbane - Thief Recover - Thief Master proof - Thief Orb of Light - Gato Star Orb - Gato (only if you collected all of the star shards) Recruits: Xane - Joins on first turn. Tiki - Talk to with Marth (requires Starsphere) Enemy Reinforcements: After talking to Gato - 3x Ice Dragon, 2x Dark Mage from the south, plus all enemies on the map aggro. Shops: Secret Shop: Located in the middle of the U shaped lake at the top of the map. You can't reach this shop in Lunatic mode. Firestone, Icestone, Wyvernstone, Magestone Chapter 14 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 10 Turn 1: Make Xane copy Draco MU and take some axes and spears from storage. Kill the 4 ice dragons and 2 sorcs in front. Kill the thief w/ a full inventory and place the Fortify staff into storage. Retrieve the Fortify staff with your A healer and use it at the end of the turn to heal everyone up. Turn 2: Finish off the ice dragons and sorcs then start killing the thieves. The thieves will all attack so you really need weapons that can one shot them since there are so many. Turns 3-6: Move Marth to Gato. This will trigger a ton of enemies so have Xane and MU with hand axes ready to counter the east and west wings. Try to clear out the east wing asap so Marth can reach Tiki. Retreat towards the east wing while using counterattacks if you have to. Keep using the Fortify staff to keep everyone up (I used it 5 times this chapter). Send Julian north to the middle chest. Turns 7-10: After talking to Tiki, move Marth and Julian towards the throne. Open one chest with Marth and the other with Julian, then capture. While you're waiting for Marth and Julian, I suggest working on Etzel's staff level. Chapter 14 Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit puts on a Tiki headband. No - My Unit doesn't put on the headband. Chapter 15: Preparations: If you need to use physics and your sages aren't quite at C level yet, turn them into Bishops temporarily. You'll need a strong tank to handle some of the aggro in this chapter, or be able to block up the NW forts before reinforcements show up. Load Catria up with the star orb and iote's shield. Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, draco Catria, horseman Draug, SM Luke, Linde or Eztel or Malliesia (healbots), draco Sirius, Feena, Merric, draco Shiida, falco Palla, and Xane. Treasure: Dragon Shield - left village (you can only select one village, then the other village will close) Energy Drop - right village (you can only select one village, then the other village will close) 4x Vulnerary - Knight, Mage, Horseman, Paladin 2x Steel sword - Knight, Paladin Steel bow - Sniper ElFire - Mage Killer Bow - Sniper Silver Bow - Horseman Silver Lance - Paladin Rapier - Thief Silver Sword - Thief Silver Axe - Thief Steel Axe - Warrior Tomahawk - Warrior Door Staff - Mage Mend - Bishop Live - Bishop Physic - Bishop Javelin - Knight Killer Lance - Knight Recruits: Est (Pegasus Knight) - Joins on first turn. Dolph (General) - Joins on first turn. Abel (Paladin) - Talk to with Marth. Enemy Reinforcements: Step anywhere along the west or southwest side of the map after player turn 5 - 2x cavalier, horseman, mage at NW forts, 2x thief at centre forts, paladin at SE forts for one turn, then 2x cavalier, horseman, mage at NW forts, 2x horseman at centre forts, paladin at SE forts for two more turns. Shops: North Weapon Shop: Iron and steel weapons, silver sword, silver spear, javelin, ridersbane, rapier. South Weapon Shop: Iron and steel weapons, silver axe, silver bow, hand axe. North Item Shop: Fire, Thunder, Blizzard, ElFire, Heal, Mend South Item Shop: Door key, vulnerary, holy water Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Chapter 15 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Draco MU, Paladin/Falco Shiida, Catria, and Palla, SMs Luke and Sirius, Horseman Draug, Sages Malliesia and Etzel, Xane, Feena. First, you'll need two forged axes/javelins powerful enough to kill the ballistas with ranged weapons. MU should have 30 DEF and 10+ RES. Use Talismans from the stat boost shop to get him there. Chapter 15 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 8 Turn 1: Cast Barrier on MU. Kill the left Ballista with Xane and the right Ballista with MU w/ Iote's Shield. You can technically attack the left ballista with two range attackers, but both of them need to be able to survive two hits from the two bishops, which requires high RES/HP. Even my Falco Catria only had 9 RES. Move everyone else west out of the paladin/horsemen attack range. Turn 2: Kill the enemies around the village and visit one of the villages with Marth. Blockade the east bridge with MU who should have Iote's Shield to fend off bow attacks. He should be able to kill them all with javelin/hand axe counterattacks. Turns 3-5: Start moving Feena, Etzel, Malliesia, and Dolph towards the 4 NW forts to camp them. Move MU southeast towards the enemies in front of Est's room and kill them all, then proceed south. Move the rest of your force southwest, killing the enemies along the way. Turn 6: By now you should have all 4 NW forts blocked from reinforcements. Make Xane copy your Falco. Kill the paladin, horseman, and thief reinforcements showing up using your 10 MOV units. Use MU to counterkill most of them. Turn 7: Block the SE fort and place unarmed MU in range of Abel to draw his attacks. Place other armed units (with lower DEF than MU) south of MU who will draw the horsemens aggro. Turn 8: Use the save point. Kill the general in Est's room, kill the boss w/ My Unit's Hammer and recruit Abel with Marth. Use the Again staff on Marth, kill the sniper in his way, then capture. Chapter 16: Preparations: You only get 8 unit picks here and you're forced to bring Jeorge and Julian (unless you don't mind spending time opening chests w/ Marth). The thief with the earth orb and holy water will attempt to escape to the NW corner. The other 4 thieves will raid the treasure chests and attempt to run away as well. Bringing 1-2 units who can one shot the mages and thieves on the map will be a great help - forge a weapon if you have to. You should also consider bringing a General and +RES staff/holy water, just because you'll be fending off a huge number of reinforcements again. One of your units should be a paladin to kill the boss more quickly. If you don't bring a general you'll have to rely on your SMs to dodge for you, or rely on your paladin/my unit to tank. The heroes have 24 SPD but luckily the Warriors are only 22, making them slightly easier to kill. I recommend taking My Unit, Jeorge, Julian, two out of Linde/Etzel/Malliesia/Merric for healing (at least one person with B staves to use Recover), Catria, SM Sirius, SM Luke, Feena, and one choice between Draug, Shiida, Palla, and Xane. Treasure: Master Proof, Goddess Idol, Speedwing, Shaver, Bullion (L), Rescue, Elysian Whip - Treasure Chests Earth Orb - thief Silver Sword - hero Silver Axe - hero 2x Vulnerary - hero, warrior Hammer - warrior (reinforcement) Physic - bishop Reserve - bishop Recover - Willow (boss) Recruits: Macellan (General) - Joins on first turn. Astram (Hero) - Talk to with Jeorge. He must have survived chapters 7-9. Enemy Reinforcements: One turn after one of the treasure chests has been opened - The temple gates open and most enemies inside aggro. Upon opening the temple gates manually, before they automatically open - Most enemies inside the temple aggro. One turn after one of the treasure chests has been opened, or one turn after the temple gates open - 2x warrior, 1x mage, 1x soldier from the south for 3 turns. Sidequests: 16x - Complete Chapter 16 in N18 H21 M25 L28 L'32 or less turns. If you fail those turn times, you can still reach 16x if My Unit is level 5 promoted. Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Chapter 16 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladin My Unit, Falco/Swordmaster Shiida/Palla/Catria, Draco Luke/Sirius or Horseman Draug, Feena, Xane, Malliesia, Julian, Jeorge. Only Shiida, Palla, and Catria are likely to have 28 SPD as SMs right now. You might just want to make them all SMs, or leave one of them as a Falco if they have 26 SPD. If Luke or Sirius have 28 SPD they'll be ok as well, but that's highly unlikely without Speedwings. Make the best of Jeorge, Astram, and Macellan. They can soften up the heroes/snipers or deal a good amount of ranged damage to thieves. Give some swords to Jeorge to hand to Astram. You need to send someone to kill the geosphere thief but you probably can't afford to send Palla, Catria, or Shiida. As long as Draco Luke or Sirius can survive a round with the geosphere thief, they can do the job with some healing from Malliesia. Don't be afraid to use Fortify, of course. Chapter 16 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 Turn 1: Move northwest, aggroing the heroes. Do not kill any of the thieves yet. Send your thief killer southwest and start attacking/chasing the two thieves. Position one of your units so that the sniper near the treasure room attacks from inside the treasure room. This gives you room on turn 2 to deal with the heroes without that sniper interfering. Turn 2: Kill most/all of the heroes and the sniper out in the open. Recruit Astram. Stay out of the remaining snipers attack range. Make sure your SM is in position to kill the sniper on turn 3 - move them as NW as possible. Julian must move pretty far NW to be able to reach the nearest chest on turn 4 as well. Turn 3: Use the save point. Send your SM into the treasure room to kill the remaining sniper - you'll need a very strong SM or forged silver to ORKO it. You will have to kill one of the thieves blocking the way. Move everyone else SE towards the temple. Turn 4: Have Marth use Holy Water. Start opening the westmost chests with Julian. Cast Again on Julian and open a 2nd chest, then open two more during turns 5 and 6. Kill the thieves as they begin opening chests. Position MU and Xane w/ Holy Water by the temple doors, with a third unit farther behind to take one of the soldiers. Place MU w/ starsphere and forged silver spear close to the door and Xane to his left w/ javelin equipped. Position Marth nearby with the starsphere. MU in front will kill the general and axe warrior w/ his forged silver spear and Xane will counter the mages, soldiers, and bow warrior. You should be left with the sniper and bow warrior alive. Position Feena and Malliesia so they can move east on turn 5 out of the incoming reinforcement range. Turn 5: Cast Fortify. Kill the sniper, bow warrior, and the two swarm bishops. Avoid the incoming reinforcements while moving into the temple. Keep opening chests/killing thieves. Position Macellan, Astram, and Jeorge right outside the incoming reinforcements attack range to lure the Hammer warrior closer. Turn 6: Use the second save point. Kill the Hammer warrior using Macellan, Astram, and Jeorge to get his item drop. Finish off the enemies in the temple, kill the last thief, open the last chest, then capture. Chapter 16x: Treasure: Vulnerary - Berserker Holy Water - Berserker Recruits: Katarina (Sage) - Talk to with My Unit 3 times. Chapter 16x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 2 The strategy for this chapter is even simpler than the previous side stories. Move in, slaughter the berserkers then snipers, then talk to Katarina 3 times with My Unit. Make sure to de-equip his weapon so he doesn't slaughter her. 27-28 SPD units that can double the berserkers and snipers are preferred. Turn 1: Kill the SM and 4 berserkers in front, talk to Katarina with My Unit. Turn 2: Talk to Karatina twice with My Unit while Feena dances, then take out the remaining snipers and SM. Chapter 17: Preparations: Much like Chapter 3, we've got another chapter with loads of annoying dracoknights and draco reinforcements on our hands. Bow and shaver/excalibur users are highly recommended, of course. If you've been hanging on to your stat boosters, I suggest you start using them sparingly on your most important units to make unwinning strategies into successful ones. If Shiida's STR or Palla's SPD is falling behind, give them buffs if you intend to keep using them. You'll need to use a charge of the unlock staff here unless you want to bring a thief or take a long time finishing the chapter, so hopefully you haven't been using it much. If you don't have a forged hand axe for My Unit, make a +5 or +6 one now, it's cheaper than a forged javelin and very useful. Equip the Geosphere on a strategically important unit that will be in the middle of combat often. I put it on SM Luke. Combining the Geosphere with a killer weapon usually gives crit rates of 50 or above. Note that it doesn't effect the person actually holding it. Its crit boosting effect extends 3 squares outward. The west thief will be headed for the NW village, and the east thief will be running away southward. Catching the east thief is complicated by the fact that moving past the save point triggers 5 draco reinforcements. You'll want iote's shield on your flier to avoid being one shot by the sniper while chasing the thief. There are several strategies for catching the thief. The first strat is to give one of your fliers the Boots move them south a bit, then dance for them so they can make the full 12 MOV south to kill the thief on turn 1. However you'll need to kill all 3 dracos or rescue Feena because Feena will be in their attack range after dancing. The easiest way to kill the dracos is use berserkers w/ the geosphere and 26 SPD falcoknights w/ the star orb and killer lances for doubling the crit chance. The setup I used was 2 berserkers, 1 draco, and 1 falco. The second strat is to reach the thief on turn 2 without using the Boots. The problem with this strat is that you'll trigger the reinforcements and the enemy sniper will trap your unit in the corner with two aggroed dracoknights. Your flier can still make it out of this predicament alive by stepping in the narrow chokehold and using physics and vulneraries while countering with a javelin to wear the enemies down. Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, draco Catria, draco Sirius, Feena, SM Luke, berserker or horseman Draug, Merric, one healer, Xane, and draco/falco Shiida or Palla. Treasure: Angelic Robe - NW village Secret book - Treasure chest Door Key - warrior, sniper in SE building Nosferatu - Thief (winner of the most annoying thief in the game to catch) Vulnerary - Sniper, Warrior Heal - Thief Recruits: Tomas (sniper) - Visit NE village. Sheema (general) - Talk to with Marth, must not have killed any Gra soldiers (the level 1 enemies on the map) Samson (hero) - Talk to with Sheema. Enemy Reinforcements: Opening the door to the SW building - 3x dracoknight at mid W, 3x dracoknight from mid N Moving south past the save point - 3x dracoknight at mid E, 2x dracoknight at mid S Shops: Weapon Shop: Silver Weapons, Hand Axe, Javelin. Thunder, Blizzard, ElFire, Mend, Door Key, Vulnerary. Deployment: See Screenshot 1 Chapter 17 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, Falco/Swordmaster/Draco Palla, Catria, and Shiida, Horseman/Sniper Draug, Swordmaster Luke or Sirius, Feena, Malliesia, Etzel, Xane. You'll need a 28-29 SPD sniper/horseman and two 28-29 SPD swordmasters to ORKO the enemy snipers and warriors with. They'll also need A level weapons or forged silvers to put out enough damage. I chose to take Palla as a SM, Catria as a Falco, and Shiida as a Draco. Give Etzel an arms scroll to reach A tomes, then change him to Bishop so he can use B staves and B tomes. If Etzel doesn't have B staves by turn 6 you can't complete the chapter in 6 turns. If your Again staff needs repairing, try to get it repaired during this chapter before turn 6 (this will complicate things, though, you should have repaired it at the end of Ch 16). Chapter 17 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 6 Similar strat to Lunatic mode. Use your Falco to help kill the east berserkers with MU and Xane. Use your draco w/ Iote's Shield to chase down the Nosferatu thief, then send your falco south to help kill the dracos and enemies in the treasure room. Use your two SMs and sniper/horseman to slay all warriors and snipers in your way. Use Fortify to patch everyone up. MU and Feena are on a very tight movement schedule to reach their positions by Turn 5 and 6. Turn 1: Visit E village. Kill the 3 dracos to the east with MU, Xane, and Falco w/ Starsphere. Move Etzel west in position to counter one of the west dracos. Place Draug in range of the tomahawk warrior for a counterkill. Kill the nearby sniper with SM 1 and the nearby warrior with SM 2. Heal SM 2 if needed. Move your Draco south towards the nosferatu thief w/ javelin equipped. Turn 2: Use Fortify. Kill the two west dracos with Etzel and SM 1. Kill the sniper in the fort with Draug and the other nearby sniper with SM 2. Attack the nosferatu thief with your Draco. Move Marth W towards the village (dance for him) and everyone else SW. Turn 3: Kill the nosferatu thief while staying out of the snipers attack range. Move Marth and SM 1 west. Move your Falco and Xane SE. Move everyone else SW towards the throne room. Turn 4: Kill the warrior near the throne room. Kill the SE sniper with Xane and move your Falco south towards the SE room. Keep holding off the two dracos with your draco. Dance for MU and move him into the snipers attack range. Visit the village with Marth. Turn 5: Open SW door w/ MU. Open SE door with your Falco holding the Iote's Shield and Javelin. Move Xane in and kill the killer axe warrior. Move Marth west into the corner. Use the save point. Turn 6: Ignore the draco reinforcements. Kill the sniper in the SE room for the door key and have Etzel use the thief staff on the treasure chest. Clear the way in the throne room then rescue Marth so he can recruit people. You don't have to kill every enemy in the throne room, just enough so Marth can reach the throne. Cast again on Marth with Etzel then capture. Chapter 18: Preparations: The Generals and Paladins have a slightly forgiving 20-22 SPD, making it easy to double them, much easier than the 24-25 SPD Snipers and Warriors you just faced. The paladins are a bit faster but anyone with 26 SPD should be good. This is a pretty short chapter where you head west to the village, which causes the cavaliers and horsemen to retreat, then head east and siege the castle. You'll need a high dodge or high HP/DEF unit with A level support to weather the initial castle pull. SM Catria is a good choice for highest dodge, while a general with 60 HP and near capped DEF would work as well. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: My Unit, Catria, Sirius, Feena, Luke, Draug, Merric, one healer, Xane, Shiida, Palla. Treasure: Orb of Life - Village. Visiting the village will cause the paladins and horsemen to retreat except for the 4 paladins by the village, which will remain hostile. Arms Scroll - Cave Silver lance - General Recover - Bishop Master Proof - General Recruits: Frost (bishop) - Joins during intermission. Shops: Secret Shop: Located 5E, 2N from the save point. 3x Master Proof, 1x Elysian Whip Chapter 18 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Dracoknight My Unit w/ Star and Light Orbs, Dracoknight Sirius, Paladin/Falcoknight Catria, Shiida, and Palla, Horseman Draug, Swordmaster Luke, Sages Malliesia and Etzel, Xane, Feena. Marth needs 19 SPD to be able to survive an attack from one of the Paladins. Chapter 18 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 2 Turn 1: Kill 3 of the paladins near the village using 3-4 of your 9-10 MOV units except My Unit. Visit the village with Marth using Feena to dance. Make Xane copy My Unit. Place My Unit w/ Hammer equipped into aggro range of the generals to pull them. MU is guaranteed to kill 3 of the generals with his hammer, no luck needed. Turn 2: Clear a path to the castle and kill any enemies that drop items - you need to kill 5 targets total - 3 generals and 2 bishops. You can dance one of your 10 MOV units at the village east for a bit of extra help. Move Malliesia or Etzel east, rescue Marth close to the castle, then capture. Don't forget the arms scroll in the cave. Chapter 19: Preparations: You have to catch the 2 thieves from destroying the village on enemy turn 4. The problem? 4 pissed off warriors and 6 paladins surrounding the village, and enough ballistas to to cover 80% of the map. The paladins and warriors will aggro as soon as you step into their attack range. The most efficient strategy I've found is to send some powerful fliers east over the mountains and kill the warriors and thieves while the rest of your army aggroes and kills the paladins. You don't need a 12 MOV unit for this strategy. It helps to have two C stave users with Physics to keep your fliers alive. Pass around the lifesphere between your fliers to reduce the amount of healing needed on them. Use a strong HP/DEF counterattacker to aggro the paladins with - I suggest using general Catria or berserker My Unit. To help kill the warriors and thieves, bring a 26 SPD Falco w/ Lady Sword and Star Orb and place someone with the Geosphere next to her, so she'll get to double the warriors with 25% x2 chance to crit. Use iote's shield to pull the silver bow/tomahawk warriors. You will probably need to use the rescue staff to rescue Marth after he visits the village, because the draco reinforcements will likely kill him otherwise. The third strategy to consider is how to deal with the 12 dracoknight reinforcements. The SE dracos and the nearby ballista attack range perfectly overlap, so you need to kill one or the other. You can either send a strong counterattacker that can handle two of the dracos to the village, or you can kill the nearby ballista near the castle then rescue staff the flier. Killing the nearby ballista triggers 2 waves of reinforcements so be ready for those. It's very useful to have a forged silver weapon that can one shot the sages and thieves on the map and a +5 forged ridersbane to one shot the huge waves of paladin and horseman reinforcements. A 30 STR berserker with a +1 forged silver axe can one shot the sages. If you can kill the boss very early on with your fliers, you may be able to avoid all reinforcements. You'll want to do this after Vyland appears so you can still recruit the wolf team. Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, general Catria, draco Sirius, Feena, Luke, horseman Draug, Merric w/ C staves, healer w/ B staves, Xane w/ lances, draco/falco Shiida, draco/falco Palla. Treasure: Silver Axe - Warrior Silver Sword - Thief Vulnerary - Horseman Mend - Bishop Spirit Dust - Nehring (boss) Thoron, Physic - After clearing Chapter 19. Recruits: Roshea (Paladin) - visit village Vyland (Paladin) - talk to with Roshea Sedgar (Horseman) - talk to with Vyland Wolf (Horseman) - talk to with Sedgar Enemy Reinforcements: Killing the boss prevents all reinforcements from appearing, including Vyland. After killing one of the thieves or the village is destroyed - Vyland and 5x paladin from the SW 2 turns after Vyland appears - 12x dracoknight in the SW, SE, and NE corners and 4x paladin, 2x horseman, 2x sage at the castle forts Stepping 2-4 squares near the ballistas by the castle - 4x paladin, 2x horseman, 2x sage at the castle forts for 2 turns. Shops: Right Weapon Shop: Iron, Steel, and Silver Bows and Axes Left Weapon Shop: Iron, Steel, and Silver Swords and Lances, Rapier, Wing Spear Right Item Shop: Door Key, Vulnerary, Holy Water Left Item Shop: Thunder, Blizzard, ElFire, Heal, Mend Deployment: See Screenshot 1. Basically you want someone to be able to aggro the paladins by turn 2, and you want to aggro the killer axe warrior on turn 1. Chapter 19 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Draco MU, Paladin/Falco Shiida, Palla, and Catria, SM Sirius and Luke, Horseman Draug, Etzel, Malliesia, Xane, Feena. Forge +4 onto a Poleax and give it to MU. It will cost about 5.7k but you need to be able to one shot the paladins. Give your Falco Star Orb, Iote's Shield, and a Luck Bond. Give MU a Hammer, Silver Axe, forged Poleax, and Life Orb. Having a +1 or +2 forged ridersbane and wing spear will also help out a lot here, or just having Luke, Sirius, and Draug at 28 SPD so they can ORKO the paladins and horsemen would be great. Even giving Malliesia a Shaver to help wouldn't be a bad idea. Chapter 19 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 Turn 1: Move MU NE, dance for him then move him NE into Paladin attack range w/ +4 forged Poleax equipped. Move everyone else NE. On enemy turn MU will counterkill (one shot) 3 paladins. Turn 2: Move NE, kill the two nearest paladins with Mu and Xane w/ Feena. Trade the Poleax to Xane so he can also one shot a paladin. Move your Falco w/ Star Orb in aggro range of the crit axe warrior. Keep moving everyone NE. On enemy turn the silver axe warrior should attack MU. Turn 3: Kill the crit axe and silver axe warriors and thief closest to the village. Position your Paladins so they are in range of the tomahawk and silver bow warriors. Keep moving everyone NE. Vyland shows up on enemy turn, and the tomahawk and silver bow warriors should split up attacking your falco and one of your paladins near the thief you killed. Turn 4: Move one of your paladins in position to aggro the horsemen. Trade the Iote's Shield and Star Orb to MU and send him west over the mountains to aggro two nearby generals and a horseman. MU should have Iote's Shield, Star Orb, and Life Orb with Hammer equipped. MU will counterkill both generals. Kill the last two warriors. Make sure Feena is as close as NE as she can get without getting into ballista range. Move Marth towards the village and everyone else E/NE. Turn 5: Use the save point. Visit the village with Marth. Kill the boss with MU's Hammer. Place Xane right in Vylands attack range with a handaxe equipped. Vyland will attack but even if Xane has 26 STR and doubles Vyland he won't kill him barring an unlucky crit. Kill the horsemen and eastmost ballista - having multiple units that can ORKO the horsemen either with 28 SPD or forged ridersbane/wing spear is essential here. As long as you place your Falco near Sedgar, Sedgar will ignore Feena and attack the Falco. He hits so weakly that as long as your Falco is at full health, he has no chance of killing them. You'll want to place your Falco further north so Sedgar starts turn 6 closer to the castle and Wolf. Turn 6: Rescue Marth towards the castle and move Marth west. Recruit Vyland with Roshea and Sedgar with Vyland all on this turn. Move Sedgar west towards Wolf. Move MU away from Wolf's attack range, but close enough to the Mend bishop that he can kill it on turn 7. Wolf will naturally head NE towards Marth and Sedgar without a target. Kill or blockade any remaining paladins. Turn 7: Kill the Mend staff bishop. Kill any horsemen in the way of Sedgar and Marth, although there shouldn't be any. Recruit Wolf with Sedgar, move Marth towards the castle then again staff him to capture. Try to get some shots on the horsemen for XP. Chapter 20: Preparations: There are a large number of 25-26 SPD enemies here, so bringing some 29 Snipers/30 Horsemen and 30 SMs wouldn't hurt. Passing around the starsphere between your slower units for the +2 SPD so they can double is important. You need to use the rescue staff to rescue Midia. There are several ways to kill the thief. You can attack it with one person with 12 MOV, one person with Feena's help, and if you rescue Midia close enough, she can help too. You can try one shotting it with a powerful forged silver spear. You can try reloading until the thief gets 28 SPD, then give a 30 SPD unit the Starsphere so they can double and kill it. And you can always just mash reload until you crit with a killer weapon/geosphere. Be ready for a very long and demanding chapter. The first half is dealing with a huge ambush, then the second half is dealing with a large number of traps with deadly enemies all over the place. You only get two save points despite the chapter taking 25-30 turns. Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, general Catria, SM Sirius, Feena, sniper Luke, horseman Draug, Merric, healer, Xane, paladin Shiida, SM Palla. Treasure: Brave Axe - NW chest Brave Bow - SE chest Bullion (L), Brave Sword, Master Proof, Again, Brave Lance - Middle chests Master Key - thief Vulnerary 2x - Hero 2x Recover - Bishop Fortify - Bishop Orb of Darkness, Gradivus - Hardin (boss) Recruits: Midia (paladin) - Joins on first turn. Enemy Reinforcements: From enemy turn 4 onward, if you've aggroed the 2 stationary heroes or northmost sniper: 6x Paladin from the East for 3 turns, and 2x Hero, 2x Sniper, 2x Warrior, 2x Sage in the SE room on the first and third turns. Also, enemies become aggroed against Midia. You can also trigger the 6x Paladins for 3 turns before enemy turn 4 by entering the northwest jail cell area. Side Quests: Chapter 20x - You must have the completed the Shield of Seals. In addition, you must complete Chapter 20 in N24 H28 M33 L38 L'43 turns. If you fail those turn times, you can still reach 20x if you have at least 3 of the 5 recruits from Ch 19 and 20. You still need the Shield of Seals either way. Chapter 20 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladins MU and Shiida w/ Wing Spear, SMs Catria, Palla, Sirius, and Luke, Horseman Draug, Xane, Feena, Malliesia, Etzel. You'll need a very strong team here. All of your SMs and Horsemen should have 30 SPD. Bring your highest MT and Crit weapons - A level weapons, killer weapons, swordslayer, forged silvers, etc. It helps if Shiida, Catria, and/or Palla are 3RKOed instead of 2RKOed. If you've been giving them most of the angelic robes and dragon shields, they should be very resilient by now. Using the master sword and geosphere support a SM will have a near guaranteed chance to crit, making it a reliable killing strategy. Using the A Sword or Bow, any SM/Horseman with 22+ STR can ORKO the warriors. You have two strategies you can try out. The LTC strat involves running through the treasure room to kill Hardin while blockading the north treasure room door. Open the south treasure room door, kill Hardin quickly using Hauteclere (possibly using an Again stave), then capture. You can finish the chapter in less than 10 turns this way, but you won't get all of the treasure. I haven't tried this strat but there's no reason it wouldn't work with a party optimized for charging in and slaying Hardin in short order. Unless you use the thief staff you'll probably miss out on the hero axe and bow. You'll also probably miss out on the two fortify staves carried by the bishops. 7 turn LTC strat: Turn 1: Move NW, kill thief. Turn 2: Aggro 2x heroes in front. Turn 3: Kill the heroes, sniper, and warrior outside the treasure room. Turn 4: Move into treasure room. Turn 5-6: Move through treasure room and kill the sorc, sniper, and sage near Hardin from over the wall - do not open the door yet. Send someone to use the west save point to reload for crits on Hardin, the paladins won't be able to catch him. You might also be able to lure the general by the NW prison out then kill the Fortify bishop on turn 7 for his staff. Fortify staves are like solid gold on Lunatic Reverse. Keep opening chests. Turn 7: Open the door, kill Hardin, and capture. Use thief staff to grab hero bow/axe if needed. The slower strat involves moving in and clearing out the treasure room and prison room by turns 5-6 before reinforcements arrive. Blockade the Paladins with MU and Xane and kill the south reinforcements with the rest of your team as they approach. Raid the treasure chests with Marth while fending off reinforcements. Afterward, move towards Hardin and finish off the rest of the map. You can finish the chapter in less than 20 turns this way while getting all of the treasure. Chapter 20 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 18 Turn 1: Move everyone NW. Make Xane copy MU. Kill the thief with MU and Midia. Cast Barrier on MU. Turn 2: Move NW again. Attack the heroes in front with MU and Xane. Turn 3: Kill the heroes, warrior, and sniper in the way, continuing towards the treasure room. Turn 4: Open the treasure room door and kill everything inside. Send MU towards the prison room. Turn 5: Clear the prison room of the sniper, sage, and general. MU should kill the Swarm bishop with a javelin, then his high RES will allow him to survive the other bishop and sage's attacks during enemy phase. Turns 6-7: Kill the hero in the jail cell with one of your SMs and grab the NW treasure. Try to kill the SW swarm bishop with your horseman, although it's not necessary. Start blockading the Paladins with MU and Xane. Place Marth, Luke, and the Geosphere nearby to boost their crit rates to 50-60%. Place MU one space ahead of Xane so he gets attacked the most. Turns 8-13: Use the save point on turn 7 or 8 just as the south reinforcements arrive. Use the rest of your party to handle the south reinforcements while MU and Xane handle the Paladins. You'll need to counterkill enemies as they arrive so you don't get overwhelmed - having a high HP/DEF SM like Catria or Palla holding the Swordslayer is perfect for counterkilling the incoming heroes. If things get ugly try retreating towards the prison room while protecting your vulnerable units. And you do have the turn 8 save point if things go badly. Turns 14-18: Once the reinforcements are dead, charge through the rest of the map clearing out any remaining enemies and grabbing treasure. Marth should have already opened most of the treasure room chests. You'll want to kill the glower sorc and sniper next to Hardin quickly so Marth can safely open the bottom two chests. Embarrassingly, Paladin MU is probably not the best unit to kill Hardin with, since he's not a Hauteclere wielding berserker/draco at the moment. Rody/Draug with Parthia and Star Orb can do about 14-16 dmg per hit to Hardin, which is more than MU can manage with a silver spear. You can get Xane or MU to the SE chest by turn 18 just by charging ahead. Chapter 20x: Preparations: With no more starsphere, you can't buff anybody's SPD if they are already capped. Enemies have 25 SPD here so you'll need SMs, Snipers, or Horsemen. Berserkers are still useful because they can double the generals, although you'll probably prefer a more durable unit. The hero weapons from Ch 20 are very useful for ORKOing enemies so start using them up. You only have a few chapters to go after all. If you're planning on speeding through this chapter, being able to one round enemies is important. If you don't have a max STR SM, you'll need to forge an armorslayer, and you'll probably have to forge +1 onto a silver bow to 1 round the snipers. Of course a berserker with a hammer will be able to deal ludicrous amounts of damage to the generals. The way Fog of War works in this game is pretty basic and lenient. Everyone can see 2 spaces ahead of them. Moving away from a spot doesn't remove your sight on that spot for the current player phase. You get to see all spots that any unit passes by as they move. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: MU, Xane, 2x 30 SPD Swordmaster, Horseman Draug, Healer w/ A staves. Treasure: Excalibur - W chest Aura - E chest Vulnerary - Sniper Longbow - Sniper Chapter 20x Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 7 This is probably the only chapter where the A spear is useful since you can ORKO the generals as a Paladin. Feel free to use it up to ORKO the annoying Slender Spear generals. You'll need your horseman to pick off the snipers behind walls. Use your SMs to slay just about anything using the hero sword. Open the south chest with the master key and a full inventory, then toss the key into storage so you can take it from Marth further north and open the NE chest. Like most Lunatic Reverse chapters, expect to use Fortify often to keep your team up. Chapter 21: Preparations: This chapter is far easier than Ch 20 for several reasons. First, you'll notice the wyrms and dragons can never forge their breath, which means they're actually weaker and less accurate than the 18 MT/120 HIT forged weapons you're used to dealing with. Second, there aren't many enemies on the map and it's relatively short. And third, there isn't an army of Bishops armed with Fortify staves waiting to fully heal any enemy that didn't die during player phase. It's pretty easy to send high DEF/RES units like Catria, Xane, and My Unit charging ahead and blowing up anything in their way, as long as you distract the AI with multiple lower DEF targets. Just watch out for the meteor sorcerers lining the map. The stat boost secret shop is located in this chapter. Sell whatever items and weapons you don't need so you can buy as much as possible. Keep in mind that from now on all you will be facing is sorcerers, berserkers, SMs, and dragons/wyrms, so you don't need any knight or cavalier slayer weapons. What kind of junk can you sell? Unneeded E and D level weapons, goddess idols, master seals, rapiers, armorslayers, ridersbanes, all those tomes lying around you'll never use like ElFire and Nosferatu, etc. In order of importance, cap out SPD, HP, STR, then DEF. The total cost of the 3x STR, SPD, HP, and DEF boosts is 30000. I didn't find Speedwings to be that useful because everyone was SPD capped long before reaching this chapter (they kind of have to be if you're playing Lunatic). Get some talismans and arms scrolls too if you can afford it. Your 24 STR Snipers and Horsemen won't be able to one shot the wyrms with an unforged silver bow. You'll need to use Parthia or forge +1-2 onto a silver bow. In order to kill the thieves, you'll have to rush through the map and catch them before enemy turn 9. Unit Choices: Berserker My Unit, SM Catria, Draco Sirius, Feena, sniper Luke, horseman Draug, Merric, healer, Xane w/ swords, bishop Minerva, falco Palla or Shiida. Treasure: Talisman - Cave Starlight - Village Vulnerary - Berserker Devil Sword - Swordmaster Devil Axe - Berserker Recruits: Ymir (Warrior) - Joins on first turn. Michalis (Dracoknight) - Move Minerva onto the village by player turn 15, then visit the village with Marth. He will join after the chapter is cleared. Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turns 3 and 5 - More thieves from the cave Enemy Turn 7 - Wyrm from middle fort Enemy Turn 9 - Wyrm from middle fort Shops: Right Weapon Shop: Killer weapons Left Weapon Shop: Silver weapons, Hand Axe, Javelin Right Item Shop: Door key, Vulnerary, Holy Water Left Item Shop: Fire, Thunder, Blizzard, ElFire, Heal, Mend Secret Shop: Located 7 squares west of the arena. 3x of all stat boosts besides the Boots. Chapter 21 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladin MU, Draco Shiida, SMs Catria, Luke, and Palla, Horseman Draug, Malliesia, Etzel, Xane, Feena, Minerva. The SMs have 28 SPD, while the Berserkers have 26. Your Paladins and Dracos will need to pass around the hero spear to be effective. MU's role is mostly tanking and bringing the enemies closer so your other units can kill them. Your dracos role, like the lunatic run, is to kill the sorcs across the river using the hero spear. Don't worry about using up the hero weapons, as they are mostly useless in Ch 22-23 against the dragons and sorcerers. The most important factor to consider for the stat boost shop is whether Marth is strong enough to kill Medeus and whether your sages are strong enough to kill Gharnef. Focus on capping Marth's stats so he can face Medeus. Marth needs two lucky crits to 2RKO Medeus even with capped STR and SPD. Sell as much junk as possible for the stat boost shop. You technically only have Chapters 21, 22, and 23 left, since Ch 24 all you'll be using is Again/Rescue staves and the Falchion, which has infinite uses. Ch 21 is fairly short and easy, and Ch 22-23 are almost entirely killing dragons and sorcerers. So you really can get away with selling almost everything in your inventory, including all of your iron and steel weapons, a couple silvers, whatever killer weapons you have left, etc. You'll want to hold on to some funds to forge +4-5 onto a wyrmslayer or dragonpike to help slay the 27 SPD Ch 23 fire dragons that nobody will be able to double. Chapter 21 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 9 Same strat as Lunatic. Rush ahead and slaughter everything, using your high DEF/RES units to pull. Move Minerva onto the village on turn 8, cast again on Minerva so Marth can visit it, then rescue Marth to the castle on turn 9. Chapter 21 Intermission Choice: Yes - My Unit puts on Ymir's fur clothing. No - My Unit doesn't change his appearance. Chapter 22: Preparations: Basic strategy - run like hell to the throne before the nearly endless waves of reinforcements catch up to your party. If you have two thief staff uses left, I suggest using them on the chests, because you can't exactly stop there in person unless you feel like killing the reinforcements. Make sure any frontline unit has over 40 HP to handle the Glower tome sorcerers. You need a 12 MOV Paladin with the Boots (Catria) for this strategy to work. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: Marth w/ hero sword, My Unit w/ hero axe, Paladin Catria w/ hero spear, SM Sirius, Feena, sniper Luke w/ longbow, horseman Draug w/ hero bow, Merric, healer w/ A staves, Xane w/ spears, SM Shiida w/ swordslayer, SM Palla. Male class limits removed: Treasure: Wyrmslayer - left chest Dragonpike - right chest Door Key - Sorcerer Fortify - Sorcerer Recruits: Nagi (mamkute) - Joins on first turn. Enemy Reinforcements: Reinforcements will be appearing from 3 these locations regularly. The most important reinforcement wave is during enemy turn 4 at location 3, where 2 dragons show up on each side. You'll need someone strong there to fend off their attacks. Location 1 - By either of the two chests. Location 2 - Along the east and west sides of the map. Location 3 - Along the north side of the map between the two walls. Deployment: See screenshot 1. Chapter 22 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Paladin MU, SMs Catria, Palla, Luke, and Sirius, Sniper Shiida, Etzel, Malliesia, Xane, Feena. Chapter 22 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 5 Similar strat to Lunatic mode, except since I didn't give Catria the boots this time, I had to use two again staves to finish in 5 turns. Send a swordmaster w/ again stave at the boss who should be able to ORKO it with a forged wyrmslayer. Use the save point to reload from just to make sure. Try to get Marth some XP by killing the Swarm sorcerers along the way. There is still a way to complete this chapter using only one again staff charge, although it requires a lot of save/loading. Place MU with the A Spear right in front of the door, then have Etzel or Malliesia open the door from 2 spaces away using the Unlock staff. Use the save point then have MU run in and attack the boss at range until the A Spear crits. Chapter 23: Preparations: This is another chapter where you have to haul ass to the throne before legions of reinforcements catch up to your party. It's all dragons and sorcerers here. The dragons mercifully have 24 and 27 SPD, so you can double the magic dragons and throw 24+ SPD units at the fire dragons without being doubled. Use hero weapons as much as possible against the glower sorcerers to avoid damage - this doesn't work on lunatic reverse, of course. You pretty much have to kill Gharnef in one turn or he'll get healed to full by the army of Fortify stave sorcerers hanging around. There are two strategies you can execute on this chapter. Either hang back waiting for the dragons to come to you, then move north when it's safe, or go on the offensive and slay lots of dragons every turn. You'll need a pretty godlike party to pull off the second strat, though. If you want to go on the offensive, you need to be able to kill the fire dragons in two attacks at most - one longbow attack to soften them up, then another attack with a +5 to +6 forged wyrmslayer or dragonpike. If you are playing on Lunatic reverse and everyone is taking damage, I suggest using Fortify twice on every player turn to restore everyones HP to full. Unit Choices: Male class limits not removed: Marth, My Unit w/ hero axe, SM Catria w/ +5-6 forged wyrmslayer, Draco/Paladin Sirius w/ +5-6 forged dragonpike, Feena, sniper Luke w/ longbow, sniper Shiida or Palla, horseman Draug w/ hero bow, Merric, healer w/ A staves, Xane w/ swords, Nagi. Male class limits removed: Treasure: Aum - left chest (unobtainable on Lunatic mode due to lack of warp staff and enemy standing on top of it) Hammerne - right chest (unobtainable on Lunatic mode due to lack of warp staff and enemy standing on top of it) Falchion - Gharnef (boss) Enemy Reinforcements: Enemy Turn 7 onward - Lots of enemies incoming from the south every turn. Deployment: Chapter 23 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 5 Pretty much the same strat as Lunatic except you'll need to spam Fortify more. Since you won't have Merric on this run, I suggest giving Malliesia an arms scroll and letting her wield Starlight. She should have high enough SPD to avoid being doubled and kill Gharnef about as easily as Merric. The only alternatives are to give Etzel way more than 2500G worth of buffs so he can successfully kill Gharnef instead, or save/reload for crits on Gharnef. Turn 1: Kill the two nearby fire and magic dragons. Turn 2: Kill the dragons on the left side, the middle magic dragon, and the left meteor sorcerer. Keep your vulnerable units out of range of the two dragons and meteor sorcerer to the right. Turn 3: Kill the remaining two fire dragons. Next up, the last trap in the game. Use the save point. For this trap you'll need to set up units of varying RES levels so that the enemies attack different targets. You can't just use one tank here because Glower does a flat 40 DMG every time. The magic dragon deals MAG damage so using holy water may help. Preferably your units can counterattack and injure/kill the enemies so you have more units to deal with the fire dragons on the turn after the pull. Turn 4: Kill whatever is left of the sorcs and dragons. Whoever attacks the fire dragons will be in range of meteor casters, so heal them if needed. Move someone in range of the dragons on the stairs to pull them. Turn 5 or 6: Kill the two meteor casters. Before pulling Gharnef, use the save point. Position your best caster w/ Starlight (Merric in my case) in range of Gharnef when you're ready. Place lower RES units to the sides in range of each meteor caster to absorb the meteor attacks. I had Xane copying Catria from turns 1-5, so I had to wait until turn 6 so he could copy Merric, even though I could have pulled Gharnef on turn 5. Not exactly sure how to rectify that other than having Xane copy Merric from the start. Turns 6 or 7: Kill Gharnef using Merric, Xane(Merric), your A level healer, and Feena. There are several ways to get Marth to the throne on this turn: rescue staff, again staff, Feena, or giving Marth the Boots. Or you can always wait another turn. Chapter 23 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: Berserker or Paladin MU, Paladin or SM Catria, SMs Palla and Luke, Sniper Shiida, Malliesia, Etzel, Xane, Feena, Nagi. Etzel should easily have A staves as a bishop by now. Spend the rest of your funds forging a dragonpike or wyrmslayer to help vanquish the fire dragons. The magic dragons are slow and easily killed by unforged weapons, so no worries about those. You should still have some hero spear uses for the sorcerers. Place your high DEF/RES in enemy dragon range so they can counterattack and soften them up. Chapter 24 (Final Chapter): Preparations: Give Marth the Falchion. Unit Choices: My Unit, Julian, paladin/draco Sirius w/ rescue staff, paladin/draco Minerva, Merric w/ rescue and again staff, Feena, and as many B level stave users as you can field. Add Xane and any of your best wyrmslayer/dragonpike users if you are going for a 2 turn strat. Recruits: Lena (bishop w/ long red hair) - Talk to with Julian. Nyna (bishop w/ white hair) - Talk to with Sirius Maria (bishop w/ gold headband) - Talk to with Minerva Elice (bishop w/ blue hair) - Talk to with Merric Deployment: Place Sirius on the left side closer to Nyna (bishop w/ white hair). Walkthrough Turns Taken: 1-2 This is one of the shortest chapters in the game. If you still have lots of rescue stave and again stave charges, you can finish it in 1 turn. If not, you can finish it in 2 turns by moving everyone north and getting a little closer. You still don't have to kill many, if any, dragons in your way. For the 1 turn strat to work, you need 4 rescue staff charges left and 2 again staff charges at minimum. Turn 1: Move Sirius north. Have a B level stave user (that isn't Merric) cast Again on Sirius. Dance for that B level stave user. Recruit Nyna with Sirius. Trade his rescue staff to her. Have Nyna rescue Merric. Have Merric recruit Elice and rescue Minerva. Try to position Merric where he can provide A support to Marth attacking Medeus. Recruit Maria with Minerva. Rescue Marth and Julian with Maria and Elice. You should now have all 4 bishops recruited and Marth in position to attack, with at least 2 bishops available to cast more spells. With those two bishops, you can cast Again on Marth or heal on Marth. If you have extra bishops to spare, you can rescue My Unit to give Marth A support, or rescue someone to use the save point, which will make killing Medeus easier. Or you can just go for a 2 turn strat, which requires much less rescue staff usage and you're guaranteed to be able to use the save point and maybe even attack Medeus with someone other than Marth. 2 turn strat: Turn 1: Move everyone north. Turn 2: Clear out any dragons in the way with your best attackers. It's pretty much the same as the 1 turn strat, except Sirius and Minerva don't need to have rescue or again cast on them because they are far enough north to reach the people they need to talk to already. Use the save point, get My Unit next to Marth, and slay the big bad dragon. Chapter 24 Lunatic Reverse Unit Choices: MU, Shiida, Merric, Minerva, Julian, Sirius, lots of staff users. Chapter 24 Lunatic Reverse Turns Taken: 2 I've determined that you can probably shave off more turns earlier in the game by 2 turning the final chapter instead of 1 turning it. In addition, 2 turning the final chapter means you can use the save point, get more supports in position, and the whole strategy is much more reliable. This frees up 1 again stave and 2 rescue staves which you can put to use elsewhere in the game. Strat is still the same as Lunatic, except you might need to heal Marth in between attacks because Medeus will still be 2RKOing him.