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#1 KingdomHearts123456

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

I feel like for this game. The new abilities are given early on if you have the sword and staff. I would probably take the mage staff then give up the shield? Thoughts?

#2 Cucco

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:33 PM

never sacrifice your shield



#3 KingdomHearts123456

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

never sacrifice your shield


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#4 Blue Bolt

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

There is no real best. It's based on personal preference. I usually go with the sword to get offensive abilities like Sliding Dash and Counterattack earlier on in the game. 


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Sacrificing the shield will result in a lower defense stat. 



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:14 PM

Such a hard decision because I want the new abilities early!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

I feel like for this game. The new abilities are given early on if you have the sword and staff. I would probably take the mage staff then give up the shield? Thoughts?

Pick the staff. You get abilities like MP Haste, second chance, and the ability to regain MP when you're hit at like lvl 20, but if you pick the sword you get them at lvl 60+, where at that point you should have beaten the game already. These abilities are a MUST in this game if you're playing on proud.


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#7 KingdomHearts123456

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

Pick the staff. You get abilities like MP Haste, second chance, and the ability to regain MP when you're hit at like lvl 20, but if you pick the sword you get them at lvl 60+, where at that point you should have beaten the game already. These abilities are a MUST in this game if you're playing on proud.

Thanks I do plan on playing proud is proud avaliable right away? Also what should I drop?

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

I feel like for this game. The new abilities are given early on if you have the sword and staff. I would probably take the mage staff then give up the shield? Thoughts?

For a Proud playthrough, if you want an easier time, Just Pick the Shield and sacrifice Magic. You can't rely on Magic alot of the time, since you'll mostly need it for healing if you're a low level. However you can ALWAYS ATTACK so its better to Pick the Shield and leave the Staff, but DONT LEAVE THE SWORD.

 

On a casual playthrough, i just choose Sword and give up Defense. I dont mind. Im only going with the above mentioned set up for my first proud playthrough in KH 1.5 because i want to have an easier time doing all the extra bosses and stuff in the game.


Thanks I do plan on playing proud is proud avaliable right away? Also what should I drop?

Also yeah, Proud is available right away for ALL KH GAMES that have it. Its critical that needs to be unlocked by doing Proud mode.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Hey what will you recommend guys I'm thinking get shield give up sword and I'm gonna play on proud I have a system I first play on normal then easy then proud

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

I take sword and give up staff since magic is pretty useless besides cure and aero in kh1.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:49 PM

For a Proud playthrough, if you want an easier time, Just Pick the Shield and sacrifice Magic. You can't rely on Magic alot of the time, since you'll mostly need it for healing if you're a low level. However you can ALWAYS ATTACK so its better to Pick the Shield and leave the Staff, but DONT LEAVE THE SWORD.

 

On a casual playthrough, i just choose Sword and give up Defense. I dont mind. Im only going with the above mentioned set up for my first proud playthrough in KH 1.5 because i want to have an easier time doing all the extra bosses and stuff in the game.


Also yeah, Proud is available right away for ALL KH GAMES that have it. Its critical that needs to be unlocked by doing Proud mode.

Sacrificing the staff doesn't lower your MP or magic power, it lowers your AP. So when you sacrifice the staff your ability to get combo plus, lucky strikes, second chance, ect. lessens.  Though since what you chose is the only thing that effects your level ups, not what you gave up, your defense/ap/strength differences will be within 3. So, I guess what you get rid of only really matters early game, or until you start crafting stat boosts.

That being said, in the final mix version picking the shield is probably going to be the safest path, and the staff is probably going to be the hardest path for new players. If you pick sword or shield, choose if you want a little more attack/defense power, or if you want to equip more of your abilities early on.
 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:33 AM

Thanks I do plan on playing proud is proud avaliable right away? Also what should I drop?

I'd drop the shield since you can get def boosts in the game anyways.

 

*hint hint* Pick the staff for the AMAZING abilities you get that keep you alive longer. If you have MP haste you can heal a lot more because you're going to be hit a lot. It's basically free magic when you're hit. You also get Second Chance at like lvl 20-30 which if you're hit by a move that would normally kill you, it'd save you with 1 hp left so you'd be able to heal back up. If you pick anything but the staff, you get that ability lvl 60+. It's like not even a question for me lol.

I take sword and give up staff since magic is pretty useless besides cure and aero in kh1.

USELESS?!!? Dude, I was TWO shotting (literally) the final heartless in End of the World that have 1 1/2 bars of HP with Graviga. It's AMAZZZZING.

 

The staff also gives you an extra bar of MP which is another free heal, and MP haste is awesome. You can heal like double the amount of times than if you didn't have it. Not to mention it gives you second chance extremely early into the game, whereas if you pick anything else, you'd likely get it after you already beat it because it gives it to you at lvl 60 or more.


Edited by Raziel, 23 August 2013 - 12:38 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:19 AM

In the original KJ

For a Proud playthrough, if you want an easier time, Just Pick the Shield and sacrifice Magic. You can't rely on Magic alot of the time, since you'll mostly need it for healing if you're a low level. However you can ALWAYS ATTACK so its better to Pick the Shield and leave the Staff, but DONT LEAVE THE SWORD. On a casual playthrough, i just choose Sword and give up Defense. I dont mind. Im only going with the above mentioned set up for my first proud playthrough in KH 1.5 because i want to have an easier time doing all the extra bosses and stuff in the game.Also yeah, Proud is available right away for ALL KH GAMES that have it. Its critical that needs to be unlocked by doing Proud mode.


In the original kingdom hearts it was normal and then expert mode were the 2 modes available, if I can recall?

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Sacrificing the staff doesn't lower your MP or magic power, it lowers your AP. So when you sacrifice the staff your ability to get combo plus, lucky strikes, second chance, ect. lessens.  Though since what you chose is the only thing that effects your level ups, not what you gave up, your defense/ap/strength differences will be within 3. So, I guess what you get rid of only really matters early game, or until you start crafting stat boosts.

That being said, in the final mix version picking the shield is probably going to be the safest path, and the staff is probably going to be the hardest path for new players. If you pick sword or shield, choose if you want a little more attack/defense power, or if you want to equip more of your abilities early on.
 

Well, even if it lowers AP, since im doing this on my 100% run, ill just grind for some AP ups when needed for the extra bosses.

 

But thanks for the tip though. :)

 

In the original KJ
In the original kingdom hearts it was normal and then expert mode were the 2 modes available, if I can recall?

Yes, but here its different. In KH Final Mix, there are 3 Difficulty modes. Beginner, Standard(Its called Final Mix Mode) and Proud. Proud is the hardest, its even harder then the original kingdom hearts Expert mode. All the final mix games are harder then the original, since the enemies are tweaked to give more of a challenge.



#15 KingdomHearts123456

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:45 PM

Maybe take the staff and give up the sword?



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:51 AM

Sword and Shield: Strength and defense. 

Magic.... admit it: who ACTUALLY used muck magic in KH? I just let Donald do it all.  ^_^


never sacrifice your shield

Say huh? 



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:36 AM

Sword and Shield: Strength and defense. 

Magic.... admit it: who ACTUALLY used muck magic in KH? I just let Donald do it all.  ^_^


Say huh? 

Yea but you get some cool combos in this game thanks to the new abilities, in which if you pick the staff earlier you will get many of those abilities at a way earlier level, sames goes for the sword but you WONT get a lot of new abilities at a high level if you pick the shield. Donald spams the hell out of the magic thats why hes always dead with half a bar of magic left lmfao, because of the lack of specific customization options in Kh1 it was hard to control your AI to the fullest, those problems were fixed in kh2 but it didn't matter since the game was super easy.


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#18 Jack Nightshade Frost

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

Yea but you get some cool combos in this game thanks to the new abilities, in which if you pick the staff earlier you will get many of those abilities at a way earlier level, sames goes for the sword but you will get a lot of new abilities at a high leve if you pick the shield. Donald spams the hell out of the magic thats why hes always dead with half a bar of magic left lmfao, because of the lack of specific customization options in Kh1 it was hard to control your AI to the fullest, those problems were fixed in kh2 but it didn't matter since the game was super easy.

Point taken.  <_<



#19 KingdomHearts123456

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

Point taken.  <_<

I meant to say picking the shield you will not get a lot of the new abilities until later lmfao. 



#20 Jack Nightshade Frost

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

I meant to say picking the shield you will not get a lot of the new abilities until later lmfao. 

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