I had played 5 Run of Randomized Sacred Stones, 3 with Universal Randomizer, and 2 with Self-Randomizing Hack, and for the Universal run, I renamed all the playable chars name, and for the third run, I manually patched Skill System and Randomly assigned Skill to the Chars. I’m currently planning to try Yune.
So, back to the question: What is your experience with Randomized Fire Emblem run? How lucky you are with the RNG? Let’s start with mine.
To start with, I usually randomized the growth, bases, con, class, and recruitment. I never randomized MOV and Item stat since I only wanted to randomize the char and keeping the other mechanic vanilla. Also because I’m a casual player I haven’t buffed enemy Growth. This is some of my experiences:
Freakin Powerful Unit and ridiculously weak ones.
This might because I set the threshold a little to high, but I usually got some kind of unit that it’s so powerful it might can beat OG Seth. For example, In the third Universal Run, I have a Berserker that have ridiculously high STR, SPD, AND SKL growth, and I randomized his Skill and got CAPTURE, and it got quite nice CON to boot, so i can take Caryle’s Wind sword and use it myself, and in the same run, I got a merc whose growth are all below 30%.
Weird Tanky unit.
So far, i got Tanky Paladin, Tanky Mage, Tanky Flier, etc. And most of the other ‘usable’ unit can take quite a hit. The only exception is my Second Self-Randomized run where I only got 2-3 unit that can reliably take hit, and even that it’s either dodge Tank or High HP but average DEF.
Chapter 5X becomes a Puzzle Level.
In my first Self-Randomized Run, There’s only one Vulnerary in inventory and 1 droppable one, so I had to try take as little damage as possible. In my third Universal Run (the one With Skill), All unit except Orson have low strength, but one have Seal Def, while the other have Spur Strength.
I can accept unit death better here.
For some reason, I tend not to reset when i lost a unit compared to vanilla FE and most Romhacks.
Sometimes, I barely got no reliable healer. It got worse in third Universal Run, where most potential Healer either dies or too suck to be useful It is only after i reach chapter 11 where i got a reliable Healer (A Dozla replacement), and I finally promoted my Mage to Sage, leading to a total of 2 reliable Healer in a single run.
Lord that is worse than Roy.
It also got worse in third Universal Run, where both Eirika and Ephraim replacement sucks. The Eirika Replacement is even a Journeyman with Bad Growth, and it can only contributes to the battle as Merlinus-like that can chip damage.
- My Ephraim Replacement is L’arachel Twice
- Early game Difficulty Spike
- In my third Universal Run, I renamed Ephraim after me, but kept Eirika’s name because I lost ideas. I somehow manages to make them reach A Support, which mean yes, Eirika is my FE Waifu now.
- In my Universal Run, I renamed Syrene after my Art Teacher, it got Randomized as Ephraim lord Class twice, and all her incarnation are reliable unit.