Saturday, September 28, 2013

More EOU skill lists and descriptions


Hp up
Tp up
Atk up
Heal mastery

Delayed heal

Clear strike
Toxin injection
Safe passage

Hp up
Tp up
Atk up
Heal mastery: enables healing skills and increases HP recovered through healing
Scavenge: Raises drop rate  
Focus: recovers TP if user's HP is maximum
Cure: heal 1 ally
Heal: bigger heal to 1 ally

Salve: party heal
Regenerate: HoT 3 turns
Delayed heal: party heal next turn
Unbind: removes binds from 1 ally
Refresh: " ailments
Revive: resurrect 1 ally
Diagnosis: raises crit rate for 1 line (buff)
Immunize: raises party's ele def 3 turns

CPR: gives the party a chance to survive mortal blows with 1 HP for 3 turns
Caduceus: melee bash attack to 1 enemy; may stun (staff)
Clear strike: bash to 1 enemy (higher tech, more damage)
Anaesthetic: sleep 1 enemy
Toxin injection: poison 1 enemy
Curare: paralyze 1 enemy
Safe passage: lowers damage from hazard floors
Chop:  find more resources at chop spots


Tp up
Formula mastery
Fire formula
Flame formula

Inferno formula
Ice formula
Freeze formula
Cocytus Formula
Volt Formula
Spark Formula
Thor Formula
Paoin Formula

Light Formula
Light Tincture
Sight Formula
Return Formula

Tp up
Formula mastery: enables alchemical formulas and raises damage from ele atks
Firelight: ranged fire atk at turn's end to enemies hit by light or pain formulas
Scavenge: raises drop rate of items from monsters 
Focus: recovers TP at a turn's end if the user's HP is at max
Alchemy: discarding converts items into ent
Fire formula: ranged fire atk to 1 enemy
Flame formula: fire atk with splash effect 

Inferno formula: ranged fire atk to all enemies 
Ice formula: ice formula to 1 enemy
Freeze formula: ranged ice that pierces enemy lines
Cocytus Formula: ranged ice attack to all enemies
Volt Formula: ranged volt atk to 1 enemy
Spark Formula: ranged volt atk to 1 enemy line
Thor Formula: ranged volt atk to all enemies
Paoin Formula: melee bash atk to 1 enemy; front line only 

Light Formula: nullifies pays atks to user this turn
Light Tincture: " ele atttacks
Analysis: hitting enemy's weakness lowers def for 3 turns (buff)
Dilution: lowers all enemies' ele def for 3 turns (debuff)
Flee: consumers party's HP to escape
Sight Formula: displays all FOEs on map
Return Formula: Ariadne Thread skill
Chop:  allows the user to find more resources at chop spots


HP up 
Atk up
Gun mastery
Double strike
High caliber
Cover fire

Medic bullet
Head snipe
Arm snipe
Leg snipes
Fire rounds
Charged fire
Ice rounds
Charged ice

Volt rounds
Charged volt
Charged shot
Shell shock
Vulcan stance
Action boost

HP up 
Atk up
Gun mastery: enables gun skills and increases damage with guns
Double strike: normal atks may hit twice (passive)
High caliber: raises dmg of crits
Penetrator: normal atks may pierce enemy lines (pas.)
Recharge: may recover the TP used for a skill (pas.)
Cover fire: when user guards from the back, front may recover HP

Medic bullet: removes an ally's ailments and recovers HP
Head snipe: accurate stab to 1 enemy; head bind
Arm snipe: snipe at enemy arms
Leg snipes: leg snipe gun skill
Fire rounds: ranged fire
Charged fire: charged fire shot
Ice rounds: ranged pierce and ice atk
Charged ice: ranged ice atk to 1 enemy; lowers def until activation

Volt rounds: ranged stab and volt atk to 1 enemy
Charged volt: charged volt shot
Charged shot: charged stab attack
Ricochet: multiple atks to all enms
Shell shock: lowers atk, def, hit rate, and evade of rear enemy line; may stun
Vulcan stance: user's normal atks do more dmg and hit all enemies for 3 turns (buff)
Action boost: the user has a chance of acting multiple times on the next turn
Take: allows the user to find more resources at certain taking spots.

Katana Mastery
Severing Slash
Crit Up
Slantwise Cut
Upper Stance

Horse Slash
Swallow Strike
Flame Grater
Clear Stance
Razor Dodge
Arm Strike
Lightning Stab
Drawing Stance

Beheading Cut
Charging Slash
Frigid Slash
Perfect Chaser
Peerless Stance
Indomitable Cry

Katana Mastery: enables Katana skills and increases damage dealt with katanas
Severing Slash: Occasionally kills all enemies instantly at the start of a battle
Crit Up: Raises critical rate
Slantwise Cut: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy. Enables skills requiring a stance afterward
Upper Stance: An overhead stance that raises physical attack and defense for 3 turns.

Horse Slash: Upper stance only: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy
Swallow Strike: Upper stance only: Multiple melee cut attacks to 1 enemy / Uses the initial strike’s momentum to strike multiple times afterward
Flame Grater: Upper stance only: Melee cut and fire attack to a line of enemies
Clear Stance: A stances that raises phys atk and def for 3 turns
Razor Dodge: Clear Stance only: Evade enemy attacks / Reads the enemy’s movements to dodge their attacks. Activation rate lowers with each time it activates.
Arm Strike: Clear Stance only: Melee cut attack to 1 enemy. May bind the enemy’s arms. 
Lightning Stab: Clear Stance: Melee stab and volt that pierces through enemy lines.
Drawing Stance: A stance that raises speed, hit rate, and evade rate for 4 turns. 

Beheading Cut: Drawing Stance only: melee cut 1 enemy; instant kill
Charging Slash: Drawing Stance only: Melee stab attack to 1 enemy
Frigid Slash: Drawing Stance only: Ranged cut and ice attack to all enemies. / A slash with a blade coated in frost.
Perfect Chaser: Stance only: Follow all allies’ normal attacks this turn with another attack.
Peerless Stance: Stance only: Enables all stance skills for 3 turns
Breath: Restores Hp to the user and adjacent allies
Indomitable Cry: fear to all enemies
Mine: find more resources at mine spots


Hp up
TP up
Curse mastery
Staggering Word
Sapping Curse
Frailty Curse
Leaden Curse
Deceit Curse

Blinding Curse
Madness Curse
Torpor Curse
Corrupt Curse
Stoning Curse
Cranial Curse
Abdomen Curse
Immobile Curse

Evil Eye
Muting Word
Conflict word
Suicide word
Relapse Curse
Revenge Curse
Luring whisper

Hp up
TP up
Curse mastery: Enables Curse skills and increases success of ailments
Staggering Word: stun (passive)
Sapping Curse: lower enemy phys/ele atk 3 turns
Frailty Curse: lower enemy phys/ele def 3 turns
Leaden Curse: lowers enemy speed 4 turns
Deceit Curse: lowers enemy hit rate 4 turns

Blinding Curse: blind enemy line
Madness Curse: panic enemy line
Torpor Curse: sleep enemy line
Corrupt Curse: curse 1 enemy
Stoning Curse: petry 1 enemy
Cranial Curse: head bind
Abdomen Curse: arm bind
Immobile Curse: leg bind

Evil Eye: fear enemy line
Muting Word: feared enemy line unable to move & lowered def
Conflict word: feared enemy line attack each other
Suicide word: feared enemy line attack self
Relapse Curse: lowers all enemies' recovery rate from ailments 3 turns
Revenge Curse: untyped atk that is stronger the lower the user's HP
Luring whisper: raise encounter rate
Chop: find more resources at chop spots

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Protector skills list

HP up
TP up
Def up
Shield Mastery
En Garde

Front guard
Rear guard
Fire wall
Volt wall
Ice wall

Bravery's gift
Shield smite
Shield rush
Party cure
Safe passage

HP up
TP up
Def up
Shield Mastery: skills & inc. def.
Aegis: may survive with 1 HP
En Garde: passive guard
Prayer: party recovers HP and TP after battle (pas.)
Provoke: raises chance of being targeted 3 turns (buff)

Parry: repels all physical attacks to the user's line for this turn
Fortify: raises the user's def for 3 turns (buff)
Defender: raises the party's def for 3 turns (buff)
Front guard: lowers phys dmg to front line 
Rear guard: " rear line
Fire wall: protects against fire for all allies
Volt wall: " volt
Ice wall: " ice

Bravery's gift: raises max HP while taking party's damage
Shield smite: bash to 1 enemy; may bind
Shield rush: bash to all enemies; lowers physical attack power
Cure: restores an ally's HP
Party cure: " party
Flee: escape from battle to floor entrance
Safe passage: lowers damage from hazard floors  
Mine: allows the user to find more resources at mining spots

Highlander skills list

Here's a list of the highlander's skills:


HP Up: raises max HP
ATK Up: raises phys attack
Def up: raises phys defense
Spear Mastery: enables spear skills and increases damage
Blood lust: may perform a normal atk when health is lost (passive)
Turning tide: recover HP for all allies when user slays an enemy (pas.)
Battle instinct: may make all allies immune to ailments for 5 turns after battle starts (pas.)
Allied bonds: When skills use HP, allies recover HP at turn's end

Long thrust - ranged stab to 1 enemy
Head pierce: stab to 1 enemy, may bind head or kill instant
Spear assist: melee stab 1 enemy, gains element of skill that activates it
Draining thrust - conumes HP to attack front enemy line
Draining burst: consumes HP for a melee stab atk to all enemies
Legion thrust: consumes the party's HP for a melee stab atk to the front enemy line
Legion burst: consumes party's HP for a melee atk to all enemies
Delayed charge: consumes the user's HP for a ranged stab atk to 1 enemy 2 turns later

Cross charge: consumes the user's HP for a melee stab attack. Stronger with Delayed Charge.
Bloody offense: consumes user's HP to raise a line's phys/ele atk for 3 turns (buff)
Spirit shield: consumes HP to raise one line's ele def for 3 turns (buff)
Blood fortune: consumes party's HP to raise their ailment success rate.
Stigmata: may bind an enemy and the user.
Black sabbath: drains all enemies' HP/recovers party's HP. Transfers ailments/binds to allies
Limitless: charges up for increased damage on next action, which ignores equipment limits
Mine: allows the user to find more resources at mining spots

Sunday, September 22, 2013

EO:U Gameplay impressions

The core EO gameplay returns here in the form of an EO 1 remake. The gameplay is actually closer to EO IV though because the new interface, battle system, and skill trees seem most like that. This is good because EO IV was an improvement. I find it kind of hard to go back to the older games now that we are in the current generation.

It is quite cool you get one point in skills in the Mastery tree just by putting points into the Mastery skill itself. For instance, on the Highlander, putting 5/10 into Spear Mastery unlocks all the skills down to Spear Assist, which is useful in doing Elemental damage. It is kind of like the Landsknecht's links in EO IV, although I think it only does one attack.

Otherwise, Alchemist, story character Arthur, was my party's most consistent highest damage dealer. Maybe that's because I was using the 4/10 Fire spell bolstered by the Highlander's elemental buff. I was playing on Standard  difficulty by the way, and I will likely stick with that for my first playthrough.

I'm excited to see the full game in October. Thanks, Atlus.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Etrian Odyssey Untold first look

Demo impressions:

I'm excited to have a new game to play so soon after the last one...

Story mode is cool right off the bat and looks to be very compelling. It's nice not to have to try to come up with your own party for once, and the starting party seems well balanced. Highlander is a nice addition to play with.

Otherwise, all of the classes from the original Etrian Odyssey game return, although classic mode is not available in the demo.

Since it's on the 3DS, it doesn't even feel like a remake; it feels new and fresh like EO IV did.

Atlus has done it once again! For me, this is a must-buy.

Monday, September 16, 2013

EO 4 Skills

Now that I'm playing the demo of the new EO, one of the first things I noticed were the skills...

I didn't post this before, because you can see them in the game. However since I made my own list of some classes' skills, here it is:


Sonic Raid - Close-range attack against 1 enemy at turn's start
Blazing Link - melee fire attack on 1 enemy. Adds Fire attack to ally's next strike
Freezing Link - " ice
Electric Link - " volt

Power Break - melee bash attack to 1 enemy. Lowers physical damage 3 turns
Mind Break - melee bash. Lowers elemental damage 3 turns

Power Boost - Increases physical attack power
Vanguard - Lower defense for 5 turns while acting first and increasing attack
(Initiative) - when attacking before enemies, damage and acc increases

Double Strike - attack twice with weapon
Spiral Slice - melee cut attack that splashes
Penetrate - (rapier) stab attack that pierces enemy lines

Iron Wall - increases defense against physical attacks
Swordbreaker - Chance of halving physical attack damage to allies on your line

Improved Link - For 3 turns, more allies gain added attacks from Link skills


Leg Snipe - leg bind
Arm Snipe - arm bind
Head snipe - bind head
Chase bind - passive chase bind

Long Shot - ranged stab attack 1 enemy
Steel Arrow - ranged stab that pierces across enemy lines
Flank Shot - ranged stab to an entire line of enemies

Lock On - Increases critical rate for 5 turns

Scavenger - Increases drop rate for materials from defeated monsters
Spotter - Increase party's hit rate 5 turns

Silver Arrow - Ranged stab attack to 1 enemy that ignores buffs and physical def
Squall Volley - Ranged stab attack to enemies at random

Bullseye - Increase crit rate (Passive)
Eagle Eye - Decrease 1 enemy's phys def for 3 turns

Camouflage - Decrease encounters
High Caution - can prevent party from being surprised

Proficiency - Recover TP when performing normal attack

Nerve Strike - melee bash attack 1 enemy. May paralyze (4/8) - story character's starting skill allocation
Moon Slash - katana, melee cut entire line (1/8)
Skull Crusher - mace, melee bash 1 enemy, head bind (1/8)

Blood Surge - Lose HP/TP when you act for increased damage (2/6)
Endure - Once per battle, recover HP when you get to 0 (2/4)

Roar - eliminates buffs on enemy and does untyped damage (2/4)

Power Boost - Increases physical attack (2/10)

Shockwave - Ranged cut to all enemies, costs HP (4/8)
Ice Slash - ice cut (3/8)
Fire Strike - fire bash (3/8)

Deep breath - recover from blood surge (1/4)

Charge - physical attack power next increased (2/4)
Defiance - pays attack power increases with two weapons (2/8)


Proficiency - Decreases drive cool down by 1 turn (*)
Sharp Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Reduces cooldown by 1 turn (3/6)
Impulse Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Recovers TP. used after Sharp Edge (3/6)

Assault Drive - Melee cut to 1 enemy. Lowers DEF until use. 8-turn cooldown (4/10)
Heat Sink - Reduces cooldown by 3 turns (2/4)

Rear Guard - Has 1 ally act last and increase def, 5 turns (1/6)
Power Boost - Increases phys atk power (2/8)

Cool Edge - Melee cut 1 enemy. Reduces cooldown 2 turns. Used after Sharp Edge or Impulse Edge (3/6)
Charge Edge - Melee cut atk 1 enemy. Increases atk power next turn. Used after Sharp Edge or Impulse Edge (2/6)

Flame Drive - Melee fire cut. Lowers Def until use. 9-turn cooldown (4/8)
Freeze Drive - Ice " (4/8)
Shock Drive - volt " (4/8)

Hawkeye - Decreases 1 enemy's ele def 3 turns (2/4)
Absorber - Recovers some TP after striking enemy's weakness (2/6)
Hunter Sense

Ignition - Cools drive blade and prevents from overheating 3 turns (1/8)
Overdrive - Null Ignition for ranged untyped atk to all enemies. Lowers Def

Finisher - Recover TP when defeat an enemy
Wide Effect - Skills that target 1 enemy may gain splash effect

Accel Drive - Melee untyped cut 1 enemy. Lowers DEF. 9-turn cooldown.
Drive Mastery - The more your drive blade overheats, the more damage you do.

Element Boost - Increases ele and untyped atk (3/8)