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General Battle Information
||Attacks an enemy target with equipped
weapon. If targeted monster
is already defeated, their attack will be redirected to another
monster. Unarmed characters, and characters with long range
weapons in the front row using AA's, will attack barehanded.
||Character defends against an enemy attack, and damage is decreased. Paralyzed, Stoned, Sleep & Unconscious characters cannot Defend.|
||A character chooses to cast spell, if they have MP to use it. Can select from Sorceror, which is for offense and Priest, which is for healing.|
||A character chooses to use an item from his/her inventory. Select an item, then choose a target to use it on.|
||Character uses a divine chant to destroy Undead or cause them to flee; can fail at times. Can only be used by Priests, Knights & Bishops. Does not require MP to use.|
||A character switches position with another member in the party lineup. The other character choosen for this cannot enter a command at this time.|
||A character attempts to flee from the battle. If successful, the entire party flees and the battle ends. This command has a lower success rate than "Flee Together".|
|Normal Attack||Party members enter their command and go in order according to their Agility in comparision to the enemy's Agility. The higher the number, the quicker you go.|
|Surprise Attack||You catch the enemy off guard and get a whole round to attack them, without having them attack you in return.|
|Sudden Attack||The enemy catches you off guard and gets a whole free round to attack you. But unlike a Back Attack, your rows do not switch.|
|Back Attack||The enemy catches you from behind. The front row and back row members switch and they get an entire round to attack you.|
*Note - Back Attacks usually occur when an enemy hits you
behind. Not always the case. I've had several occassions
where I've encountered enemies head on and it was still a Back
Attack. Other times when I was caught from behind it wasn't a
back attack. It's all randomized, although, there is a higher
chance of it being a Back Attack being hit from behind.
While attacking enemies, several different things may appear during the actual attack or spell casting. Please note that enemies can perform these moves as well, so don't freak out when an enemy does something that you don't like (like instantly killing one of your members).
|Miss||Character misses the targeted monster and no damage is done.|
|Critical||Character scores a critical hit and damage done to the monster is doubled.|
||When a character scores an X Kill, the screen will turn black and white and a large X will appear across the monster and it will instantly die, regardless of HP amount and defense rating. Can only be performed by Ninjas, a Samurai using only Katana weapons, or other weapons that state that it can instantly kill (Queen's Guard Sword, Neck Breaker, etc.)|
*Monsters that can perform an X-Kill: Samurai, Ninja, Greater
Demon, Maelific, Elder Demon, Reaper, Raver Lord, Deathbringer, Bu'Shin?
|Fumble||A spell's power is decreased and damage done to the monster is halved.|
|Critical||A spell's power is increased and damage done to the monster is doubled.|
|Resist||Enemies with special abilities are resistant to the spell cast on them, and only recieve half damage (I.E. Fire Giants are strong against fire magic).|
|Barrier||Enemies with special abilities are protected against the spell cast on them, and recieve no damage.|