Arts and Skills
Arts are combat
abilities directly utilized in between your party leader’s auto-attacks.
Because you can only control one character at a time, the AI will govern the
use of your allies’ Arts. New arts are
learned as your characters level up, but unlike skills, you are not told which
arts will be learned next. Keep an eye on each character during the level up
animation to see if “Art Learnt” appears above their head. When it does, open
the Arts menu to see what’s new.
In the Arts
menu, you can organize, level up, and swap your Arts. Initially, you won’t know
enough Arts to fill the eight open combat slots, but eventually you’ll have to
make some tough choices about which Arts to bench. When that happens, take into account the type
of enemy you’re fighting, your party makeup, and whether or not you or the AI
will be controlling the character.
Advanced art books also available on Kindle
you can only level arts up four times. You’ll need to purchase books to gain
access to intermediate levels (5-7) from various shops throughout the land.
Books allowing access to an Art’s advanced levels (8-10) are only found in
specific areas or are randomly dropped by high-level monsters.
passive, individualized abilities that serve to automatically enhance a
character both in and out of combat. Each character starts with three branches
featuring five skills each. You can change which branch to focus on learning at
any time, but all skills can only be learned from top to bottom. Make sure to switch
to another branch after mastering one, or else all that SP you earn during
battle will be flushed down the toilet.
the bromance between Sulk and Reyn is strong, they can use many of each other’s
allow characters to use each other’s skills at a cost of Affinity Coins, which
are obtained through leveling or by killing unique monsters. As the affinity
between two characters increases, so does the number of skills that can be
There are two additional branches for each
character; they can be obtained from NPCs after some seriously time-consuming
requirements have been met.