Also, well, about that Dash Jump Chain, remember I told you once that you can use heavy belt + Dash Jump Chain (DJC), so that DJC works even in the PSP and PS2 versions, and that that way it worked with any of the 3 swords? Well, it does, but for some reason, I think I can also perform it faster with Erricil instead of any other sword, now that you mentioned it. It probably has the least quantity of frames, I suppose.
Post by slurredword on May 17, 2009 16:12:08 GMT -5
I had a different reason for liking each one, though Ericcil, in the end, turned out to be my favorite, due to the magic attack you gained from it.
For basic attacking, I more enjoyed using the Livart. It was quick, was moderate in strength between the other two, and part way through the game, let you use the "whirl wind attacks" ontop of the basic 3 attack combo, which helped muchly with mobs of monsters.
Blirante was my least favorite to use, it was slow, and while strong, was just to slow for me. I did however, use the magic gained from that sword, against almost every boss I fought against.
Post by Red Hairdo on Oct 15, 2009 11:40:54 GMT -5
I'm not sure if I mentioned it here in this topic, but anyway... did you know Ericcil's magic was even more powerful in the PSP version? xD (Don't ask me about the PC version though, as I even didn't finish it yet.)
Basically: In the PS2 version --> Ericcil's magic hunts down all enemies of the screen. In the PSP version --> Ericcil's magic hunts down all enemies of the ROOM! And this can be absurdly devastating, especially if the magic and sword are at the maximum level.
Post by Rebel40000 on Dec 13, 2009 22:04:46 GMT -5
I find all three swords have their uses. Livarte is the most well-balanced of the three, where as Blirante is better against most bosses and enemies that inflict status ailments. Ericcile's magic is absolutely devestating on enemies--really helps clear rooms that are teeming with baddies.
I prefer Livart for general use (eight quick slashes where most can hit multiple targets while allowing you to move around beats slow strength in my book) but Brillante's* magic is great. Orjugan becomes so much easier when you can knock a nice chunk of his HP off from long-range and it can be great for crowd-clearing as well. I also have a lot of fun abusing Ericcil's lightning dash and there's something generally cool about the idea of Adol with a rapier (which is why Ys Seven letting Adol use them along with Agate-sized swords was so cool). Really, they've all got good points but like I said most of the time I'll probably have Livart equipped.
* I refuse to reverse those l's and r's and be Engrishy. There's the Altar of Brillante written in English in the original game so I'm perfectly justified in prefering that spelling, so nyah.
Is it odd I like Ericcil the most? I liked how fast it was on the battlefield, plus it gave me the best jump & attack range, allowing me to get a certain magical egg. I almost never used Livart through the game and Bilrante I used mostly for it's superior range ability.
Also, you are missing a sword: The one Adol starts with.
Last Edit: May 16, 2011 18:42:21 GMT -5 by Kuro-chan