|Name of the file: Romancing SaGa 3 Cheat Codes - Author: DAV
Submitted by: David K.
Written by Chrisme
Romancing SaGa 3 is a classic, one of the best SNES era RPGs that never got
an official western release until now. if youre new to the game.
Here is some tips for you to start.
If its like in the SNES version then the quests you will be able to get will
depend on the highest amount of HP amongst all your characters. This gives you
some freedom and where and how to start as well as a good amount of replayability.
But its also something to consider if you want to be super efficient. I think
its possible to miss up on some quests if you dont pick them up in time.
Also consider which companions you want to build up and do so in time because
they can lag behind for an eternity if your other characters become too strong
too quickly. Some have better stats for certain weapons and they also learn
weapon techs for certain weapons better than others. The little fairy Yousei
(or so) is great with bows or spears for example.
Weapon techs – once researched – can be used by any of your characters. Some
techs (especially dodge abilities which are often immunities against nasty
conditions) can only be learned by specifically going for them (=> let yourself
get hit repeatedly with the ability, very grindy). Another example: using that
one low level arrow skill (sorry cant remember what it was like… :p) while
having the blind status on your archer character.
And if you want to do magic, then do it right. Never ever use a weapon, only
cast “free” spells or block if you ran out of spell points. Once you have
gained enough spell points without gaining weapon tech points you will get a
“magic crown” symbol for your spellcaster which reduces the cost of your spells.
For some characters it is illusionary to work towards obtaining the crown. They
would get it way too late to make it useful.
There are some very specific rules for obtaining it. Basically if someone has
too many tech points or weapon skills (cant fully remember) he is kind of
gimped as a mage by default. And even as a crowned mage you can lose it very
easily again by gaining tech points. As such only few characters (such as Muse)
can be turned into a crowned mage with little effort. Sadly they all dont have
a great intelligence value… well, Undine works I guess… (best mage would be if
you chose Thomas as your main character and went full int and spell crown)
High level elemental spells are only available for purchase if you performed
the appropriate story quests. If you know your way around the quests you can
work towards getting some spells as soon as possible from the start.
But thats nothing for the first playthrough… Just take what you can get.
Melee is often better than magic anyway.
-=If you have a magic crown=-
* the basic wind spell is great for single target damage, later aoe spells are
good in terms of the damage / cost ratio too
* the basic water spell is a free heal every turn, water can also remove conditions
and damage moderately as well
* earth is good damage and has a massive (and very expensive) heal
* fire is somehow more for support somehow. It has a cheap column attack among
* sun can heal and damage greatly but is very expensive
* moon is very situational but has a cheap heal and a good final spell
(clone your caster with 1 HP)
A character can learn either sun *or* moon magic in combination with one of the
elemental magic schools. Consider something like wind (dmg) / moon (semi-cheap
single target heal) for example. Many possible combinations and none is really
Sun and moon are also the only magic schools from which you can learn the highest
level spells without doing a specific quest. But you need to reach a far away
(somewhat hidden) city to learn them. So its not really a beginner thing either.
You can also use elements to your advantage. Use certain fire spells to remove
water effects from the battlefield that would heal your enemies. Or turn the
battlefield into a field of water bubbles yourself and equip water element armour
to receive free regeneration each turn. But also be very afraid of lightning
attacks if you do that.
If you want to have a special playthrough, pick the greenhaired girl as your
main character. She has a special commander mode. FOR REASONS.