Fighting Style: Edarl Sword
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Armor: Heavy Armor plus Shields
Favorite Food: Hoikoro
Starting Equipment: Long Sword, Leather Armor, Wood Shield, Leather Greaves
Starting Stats: Level 1, no SP
In this game, Ratix is you, and you are Ratix. A rather nondescript Fellpool who goes on a quest to save his world. Luckily, you kick major ass. 8-) Ratix has a great normal attack (fast and with wide range) and some awesome techniques. Since he's always in the party, he'll always have the highest level of anyone else. Plus he has an easily-gained accessory (Charm) which only he can use; two of them put him WAY above the rest of the party. The only downside is that his normal techniques don't have some of the extras of the other swordsmen; he makes up for it by having awesome Secret Techs. He's awesome at Customize and Smithing, and since his levels are always higher than everybody else he ends up being good at all the rest, too (besides Alchemy).
|Originality||Always||Sense of Taste||Average|
|Manual Dexterity||Average||Design Sense||Average|
|Writing Ability||Average||Rhythmic Sense||Average|
|Pitch||Average||Love of Animals||Difficult|
|Sixth Sense||Average||Blessing of Mana||Never|
Learned: Level 2; MP: 3; Range: Short
Ratix will let loose with a circle of energy directly around him. Very good for when you're surrounded by enemies, plus it costs virtually no MP (if you level up your school skill, it literally costs no MP!)
Learned: Level 7; MP: 6 Range: Short
He jumps up in the air and hits the enemy twice with a fiery blade. A decent technique, but once you get Twin Slash it's not worth using any more.
Learned: Level 10; MP: 5; Range: Long
Ratix will hold up his sword and shoot a bunch of fireballs in various directions. This is one of his worst techniques; the fireballs rarely hit anyone and he's extremely vulnerable while he's firing them off. At least he can stay out of range while doing it. However, note that if you do it up close to an enemy (as part of a combo, say) it's possible to connect many times and do major damage... but since the directions seem to be random, it's a large risk.
Learned: Level 12; MP: 5; Range: Short
An okay technique; Ratix summons thunder to his sword and slices the enemy. It's rather slow and easy to be hit out of, and only hits once. When it does hit, though, it does nice damage for the first half or so of the game.
Learned: Level 16; MP: 9; Range: Long
A good one. Ratix shoots a pillar of energy towards the enemy. It only hits once, but Ratix can fire them off rapidly and can stay out of range while he does it.
Learned: Level 20; MP: 11; Range: Short
An excellent technique; basically the same as Blaze Sword but without the fire-elemental, and with more power.
Learned: Level 25; MP: 8; Range: Short/Long
Not bad. Ratix runs up fairly close to the enemy and lets loose with a blast of energy. Again, only hits once, but it's a bit stronger than Air Slash.
Learned: Level 29; MP: 13; Range: Short
Not a very useful technique. Ratix jumps up in the air (and backwards a bit), turns into a dragon, and shoots an energy bolt at the enemy. This one seems to miss a LOT, and doesn't do as much damage as some other techniques.
7-Star Flash Whirl
Learned: 7-Star Secret Skill, from Flash Whirl; MP: 25; Range: Short
Basically the same as Flash Whirl, but this time it's actually useful, because the fireballs are much larger and stronger and therefore have a much higher chance of hitting things.
7-Star Shock Sword
Learned: 7-Star Secret Skill, from Shock Sword; MP: 15; Range: Short
Basically the same as Shock Sword except stronger and with an extra lightning bolt.
7-Star Twin Slash
Learned: 7-Star Secret Skill, from Twin Slash; MP: 27; Range: Short
Probably Ratix's best short-range technique. He does an incredibly powerful Twin Slash, then shoots another two bolts of energy which can travel straight across the screen. Instant decimation for most enemies, and those it doesn't kill it can definitely keep occupied!
Learned: Sacred Beast Secret Skill, from Rift Wave; MP: 14; Range: Short/Long
Does the same thing that Rift Wave does, but it uses a fiery bird to do so; therefore it has much larger range and power, but it's fire-elemental. Not bad for regular fights later on.
Learned: Sacred Beast Secret Skill, from Spirit Blast; MP: 12; Range: Short/Long
A powered-up Spirit Blast which includes a large dragon. It has a wider swath and can be executed from farther away. A good long-range tech if you don't have the Dragon Summon Secret Skill.
Black Dragon's Rage
Learned: Dragon Summon Secret Skill, from Dragon Howl; MP: 30; Range: Long
Time stops, and Ratix summons a dragon to do super-powerful Darkness damage to all enemies. He can pull these off very quickly (though they sap MP quickly too); great technique!
Blue Dragon's Rage
Learned: Dragon Summon Secret Skill, from Dragon Blast; MP: 30; Range: Long
Same as Black Dragon's Rage but Water-elemental.
Red Dragon's Rage
Learned: Dragon Summon Secret Skill, from Phoenix Wave; MP: 30; Range: Long
Same as Black Dragon's Rage but Fire-elemental.