In Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, the titular Plume refers to the Destiny Plume, which Wylfred can use to give a boost to his allies. This boost is pretty dang massive, doubling the character’s stats, granting them resistance to every element, and unleashing a powerful secondary effect that varies by character. Wyl can summon this secondary effect in battles on his own afterwards as a special skill, some of which can turn the tide of battle in an instant. The downside to all this, however, is that after the battle, the character dies a very permanent death. Given that the game doesn’t tell you which characters grant which skills, it can be a bit tough deciding who to sacrifice and who to keep. Therefore, this week’s Strategy Session is all about the best Sacrifice Skills!
A minor word of warning; in order to talk about Sacrifice Skills, we have to talk about the characters you get them from. For the most part, this isn’t a big deal, but there may be a few minor spoilers here and there. You have been warned! Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part III’ »
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume offers a wide variety of classes to the player, but isn’t always clear about what sets them apart. This week, we’ll be taking a closer look at what makes each class tick, along with a few suggestions for skills and abilities to give them. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part II’ »
For this week and next, we’ll be looking at Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume here on Strategy Session. This latest incarnation of the series can get devilishly complicated, particularly late in the game, so we’re going to be starting off slow. We’ll start with some basic tactics, such as the Formation system and the recurring importance of revive skills and items in the Valkyrie Profile series. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, Part I’ »
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