Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3
-Combat system. You know Grandia? Yeah, this is that. Pretty much straight gimping. Also classes but they don't matter because only the 'base' character unique classes are legal.
HP: Lose these and move back 1 step.
MP: Starts at 0 for everyone, everyone gains 1/turn. MP Costs will be listed by moves.
Attack: Physical damage stat Not very powerful.
Defense: Physical damage reduction stat. I'll show how good this is relative to average. HIgher is better.
Magic: Magic damage stat. Also healing.
Magic Defense: Magic Damage reduction stat. Not very powerful. I'll list how good this is relative to average. Higher is better.
Speed: CTB speed. I approximated this to actual speed=~275 + Speed stat. Messy.
- Damages taken against the 'superboss' on Normal. She had pretty regular defenses outside halving Earth and Holy [already adjusted for]
- Interrupt. Anything with this tag dos a minor (~5%) knock-back for CTB purposes. If the target is in the 'Act' range of the CTB bar (80%-100% or so), then they get knocked back by 50% or so. Diminishing returns on this with each subsequent use (to prevent infinite locking).
-Defend: Halves damage, next turn comes ~25% faster (80% CTB to 100% CTB of the defending turn is instantly gained, basically)
Defense Down: Reduces Defenses. Good for bringing down tanks to ground level, but only a 5% increase or so vs. average enemies.
Slow: Slows enemy by ~25-33%. For only 2 of their turns.
Stun: Enemy does not gain CTB for 2 of their turns.
Averages up top:
Magic Defense: 370
Damage (Consistent): 1937 [KP 4842]
Damage (Three-turn): 2206 [KP 5514]
Jonathan (Gabe) Gabriel:
Gauntelettas: Atk+150, Def+100, Mdef+40
[Optional: Los Manos: Atk+50, Def+50, Mag+100, Mdef+50. Boosts Fire by 25%]
HP: 586 (111.7%)
Def: 473 (107.6%)
Magic Defense: 270 (93%)
Speed: 426 (99.3%)
Physical Durability: 120%
Magical Durability: 104%
Passive Skill: Eager. 50% speed boost on turn 1.
Sucker Punch(1): 1088 [1958 turn 1]
Flamesphere(1): 1375 fire magic damage [1720 wih Las Manos]
Wallop(2): 3372 physical damage.
SHUT UP(2): 1631 physical. Interrupts.
Breakthru(3): 3627. ITD
Dynamo(0): 1305. +1MP if it kills.
Berserker(1): 1435. MT physical.
Flaming Fist(1): Adds Fire to basic physical. Str+20%
Inferno(3): 1375 MT fire magic. [1720 with Las Manos]
Power Up(1): Doubles damage on next turn only.
Break Fist(3): 3807 physical. Defense Down.
Devil Knuckle(4): 5710 physical holy damage.
Pulverize(9): 15717 physical ITD damage. Ow.
Consistent damage: 1720, Las Manos Flamesphere
Three Turn: Sucker Punch->Dynamo->Wallop: 6635 (2212 average)
Comments: Gets the drop on things thanks to Eager. Relies on killing things turn 3 through Wallop, but has a few other options if the need arises, including passable fire magic damage if he equips for it. Light/Middle.
Wonderbuss: +80 Str/Def/Mag/Mdef/Spd
HP: 554 (105.6%)
Defense: 410 (103.2%)
Magic Defense: 410 (102.8%)
Speed: 410 (97.1%)
Physical Durability: 109%
Magic Durability: 109%
Passive Skill: Balance. +35% to Str and Magic for one turn after using a healing spell.
Full Auto(1): 873 MT physical.
Heal 2(1): 467 healing. +35% Str/Mag next turn.
RTMFM(0): 1310 non-elemental magic.
Ice Spears(1): 1922 Ice magic
Blizzard 2(2): 1922 Ice magic, MT
Cold Shoulder(1): Adds Ice to attack. Halves incoming ice damage.
Focus Fire(3): 3844 physical damage.
Dispenser(2): 304 MT healing. +35% Str/Mag next turn.
Pontificatus(2): +40% Magic boost, MT
Master's Thesis(4): 6214. Magic/Physical, so Pontificatus only boosts it 20%...)
Consistent Damage: 1922, Ice Spears
Three Turn: RTMFM,RTMFM, Focus Fire: 6464 (average 2155)
Comments: Infinite healing off okay durability is something, and his speed is just 'below average' instead of 'bad'. Can heal before he lays on the damage for added effect, and Master's Thesis boosted by healing is an OHKO. Middle.
Urn: Mag+200, Def+60, Mdef+150
Defense: 337 (98.1%)
Magic Defense: 427 (104%)
Speed: 362 (90.2%)
Physical Durability: 84.7%
Magical Durability: 89.8%
Passive Skill: Absorption. Gain 1 MP on turns when you defend (so 2 total for that turn, instead of 1).
Dark Surge(2): 4226
Revive(1): 179 healing. Revives if target is down.
Entomb(1): 2466 Earth magic damage.
Call Skeleton(1): Summons a Skeleton icon at ACT CTB (80%). Skeleton deals 2054 magic damage, and has ~60% speed. Repeats infinitely.
Upheavel(2): 2112 Earth magic damage, MT.
Dark Wave(2): 1878 MT dark magic damage.
Dark Pact(1): Adds Dark to physical, boosts Dark damage 25%
Fluid (2): 3523 Non-elemental magic damage. Interrupts.
Ichor(1): Defense Down on enemy.
Bottled Rage(2): Summons a BR icon at 80% CTB. Bottled Rage does 4110 dark magic damage and has a speed of ~80%. Repeats indefinitely.
Consistent: 2466, Entomb
Three Turn: Defend, Dark Surge, Dark Surge: 8452 (2817 average)
Comments: Bottled Rage is awesome. In-game. Not so much in a duel. Defending is a nice way to increase his durabilty while going for the 3HKO, but he still has a bad time of it if he goes that route. Honestly he probably just wants to 2HKO with Entomb if that's a viable option. Low Middle proably.
Little Fang: 15 Atk, 60 Mag, 45 Speed, Boost Wind 50%
[Melchora: 90 Atk, 60 Def, 75 Mag, 45 Def, 105 Speed)
HP: 506 (96.4%)
Defense: 234 (90.9%)
Magic Defense: 373 (100.2%)
Speed: 525 (113.4%)
Physical Durability: 87.7%
Magical Durability: 96.6%
Passive Skill: Interruptist. Interrupt delay is ~50% greater.
Galeforce(0): 1639 Wind damage
Triple Tap(1): 895 physical damage. Interrupts.
Wind Missile(1): Boosts Wind damage by 50% (33%, 200%/150%=133%)
Slow (2): Inflicts Slow. Not worth it in a duel.
Noir (2): Inflicts Stun.
Silhouette(1): Increases effective speed by 50%, making Moira's real speed 180%.
Magnifying Glass(4): 4374 holy magic damage.
Consisent Damage: 1639, Galeforce
Three Turn: See above.
Comments: Galeforce once. Noir. Galeforce two more times. Hope enemy is dead. Moira isn't very good. Light.