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Growth point

Growth points are a game mechanic appearing in Fixed Mode of Path of Radiance altering the probability of a unit's stats increasing during a level-up.

Overview

In Path of Radiance, the Fixed Mode is unlocked upon completing the game for the first time. This is an alternate method of unit growth which revolves around the accumulation of growth points from fighting enemies with certain weapons to dictate a unit's growths, the other option being called Random Mode, which is the standard growth rate system used in the rest of the series and in the first playthrough of Path of Radiance by default.

In Fixed Mode, character growth rates act more like "points" and contribute to a set of values called growth points, which are used to determine stat increases. Additionally, the character's equipped weapons and items and the enemy's class slightly alters the type and amount of growth points that are gained. The more growth points were accumulated, the more that particular stat will rise.

The formula for calculating growth points gains is as follows:

Growth points = experience gained × (unit's growth rate + equipped weapon's alteration + equipped item's alteration + enemy class's alteration)

When calculating the amount of growth points gained, the game will round them to the nearest integer. During a level-up, 100 growth points are consumed for each stat rise, while growth points that are not used remain. The maximum amount of Growth points a character can accumulate is 255.

The formula for calculating a stat rise is as follows:

Stat rise during a level up = growth points / 100

List of starting growth points of every character

At the start of the game, characters also possess a set amount of growth points in particular stats as follows:

Base growth points
Character HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luck Def Res
Ike 30 0 50 80 50 55 40 30
Titania 50 50 0 0 0 80 40 0
Oscar 60 75 0 80 80 0 40 0
Boyd 50 50 0 80 50 0 15 0
Rhys 70 40 0 0 0 80 0 80
Shinon 0 80 0 0 80 80 0 0
Gatrie 80 0 0 80 0 0 80 10
Soren 0 0 99 0 0 0 0 80
Mia 60 70 0 50 0 0 0 0
Ilyana 50 0 45 0 0 50 0 55
Marcia 40 20 0 80 80 0 0 40
Mist 60 50 90 80 25 0 50 50
Rolf 80 0 0 0 50 80 0 0
Lethe 80 80 0 0 80 50 80 0
Mordecai 60 0 0 80 0 50 20 0
Volke 45 0 0 45 0 90 0 0
Kieran 50 50 0 0 0 70 60 0
Brom 40 0 0 35 90 0 50 0
Nephenee 50 60 0 0 50 40 30 0
Zihark 0 75 20 50 80 80 30 0
Sothe 50 0 0 0 50 40 30 0
Jill 40 30 0 0 50 30 0 0
Astrid 50 40 0 50 40 55 0 0
Makalov 50 0 0 0 70 0 35 0
Stefan 40 45 0 50 0 75 0 0
Tormod 0 0 50 0 50 0 0 0
Muarim 50 0 0 25 75 0 0 0
Devdan 50 20 0 0 70 50 0 0
Reyson 0 0 0 80 80 0 0 80
Ulki 50 40 0 0 80 0 0 0
Janaff 0 50 0 50 30 80 60 0
Tanith 70 80 0 0 60 80 20 0
Calill 50 75 30 50 0 0 0 45
Tauroneo 50 0 0 30 0 30 0 50
Ranulf 50 80 0 50 0 60 30 30
Haar 40 0 0 50 25 40 20 0
Lucia 50 0 0 20 10 55 0 0
Bastian 50 0 30 0 0 50 0 0
Geoffrey 0 50 0 45 0 0 0 0
Largo 20 10 0 50 75 0 0 0
Elincia 0 90 0 50 0 70 0 20
Ena 0 75 0 50 35 75 0 40
Nasir 50 0 0 50 20 90 50 15
Tibarn 50 50 0 0 0 50 0 0
Naesala 50 0 0 60 0 0 80 0
Giffca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Class alterations

Enemies classes can alter a unit's growth rate by ±5% in the calculation of growth points as follows:

Class alterations
Class HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luck Def Res
Ranger, Lord, Hero 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Myrmidon, Swordmaster -5% 0% 0% +5% 0% +5% -5% 0%
Soldier, Halberdier +5% 0% -5% 0% 0% -5% +5% 0%
Fighter, Warrior +5% +5% 0% -5% 0% -5% 0% 0%
Archer, Sniper -5% 0% 0% +5% +5% 0% 0% -5%
Knight, General 0% +5% 0% 0% -5% 0% +5% -5%
Sword Knight -5% 0% 0% +5% 0% +5% -5% 0%
Lance Knight +5% 0% -5% 0% 0% -5% +5% 0%
Axe Knight +5% +5% -5% 0% 0% -5% 0% 0%
Bow Knight -5% 0% 0% +5% +5% 0% 0% -5%
Paladin 0% 0% 0% -5% -5% +5% +5% 0%
Pegasus Knight, Falcon Knight, Princess Crimea -5% -5% 0% 0% 0% +5% 0% +5%
Wyvern Rider, Wyvern Lord, King Daein 0% +5% 0% 0% -5% -5% +5% 0%
Mage, Sage 0% -5% +5% 0% 0% 0% -5% +5%
Priest, Bishop, Cleric 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Valkyrie -5% 0% +5% -5% 0% 0% 0% +5%
Thief, Assassin 0% -5% 0% +5% +5% -5% 0% 0%
Bandit, Berserker +5% +5% 0% -5% 0% 0% 0% -5%
Beast Tribe, Lion 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Beast Tribe, Tiger 0% +5% 0% -5% -5% 0% +5% 0%
Beast Tribe, Cat 0% -5% 0% +5% +5% -5% 0% 0%
Dragon Tribe*/
Black Dragon*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dragon Tribe, White Dragon 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Dragon Tribe, Red Dragon +5% 0% 0% -5% -5% 0% +5% 0%
Bird Tribe, Hawk -5% +5% 0% +5% 0% 0% -5% 0%
Bird Tribe, Raven 0% -5% 0% 0% +5% +5% -5% 0%
Bird Tribe, Heron 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Civilian 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Child 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Equipment alterations

Equipped weapons and equipped items can alter a unit's growth rate in the calculation of growth points as follows:

Equipment alterations
Items HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luck Def Res
Slim Sword, Slim Lance 0% 0% -5% 0% +5% 0% -5% +5%
Iron Sword, Iron Lance, Iron Axe, Iron Bow 0% -5% 0% +5% +5% 0% 0% -5%
Steel Sword, Steel Lance, Steel Axe, Steel Bow +5% +5% 0% 0% -5% 0% -5% 0%
Silver Sword, Silver Lance, Silver Axe, Silver Bow -5% 0% 0% -5% 0% +5% +5% 0%
Regal Sword, Armorslayer, Heavy Spear, Hammer, Stiletto 0% 0% -5% -5% 0% 0% +5% +5%
Regal Sword, Longsword, Knight Killer, Poleax -5% 0% 0% 0% +5% +5% 0% -5%
Killing Edge, Killer Lance, Killer Axe, Killer Bow -5% 0% 0% +5% 0% -5% +5% 0%
Amiti, Brave Sword, Brave Lance, Brave Axe, Brave Bow +5% 0% -5% +5% 0% -5% 0% 0%
Javelin, Short Spear, Hand Axe, Short Axe +5% +5% 0% 0% -5% 0% -5% 0%
Spear, Tomahawk 0% +5% +5% 0% -5% 0% 0% -5%
Runesword, Sonic Sword, Flame Lance, Bolt Axe 0% -5% +5% 0% 0% -5% 0% +5%
Vague Katti, Double Bow 0% -5% +5% -5% 0% +5% 0% 0%
Fire, Thunder, Wind, Light +5% 0% 0% -5% 0% 0% -5% +5%
Elfire, Elthunder, Elwind, Shine 0% 0% 0% +5% -5% 0% -5% +5%
Meteor, Bolting, Blizzard, Purge -5% -5% +5% 0% 0% +5% 0% 0%
Bolganone, Thoron, Tornado, Nosferatu 0% -5% +5% 0% -5% +5% 0% 0%
Rexbolt, Rexaura 0% -5% +5% 0% 0% 0% -5% +5%
Knight Ward 0% 0% 0% 0% +30% 0% 0% 0%
Sword Band 0% 0% 0% +5% 0% +5% 0% 0%
Soldier Band +5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% +5% 0%
Pegasus Band, Priest Band 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% +5% 0% +5%
Archer Band, Thief Band 0% 0% 0% +5% +5% 0% 0% 0%
Fighter Band +5% +5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Wyvern Band, Knight Band 0% +5% 0% 0% 0% 0% +5% 0%
Paladin Band +5% 0% 0% 0% +5% 0% 0% 0%
Mage Band 0% 0% +10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Others 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Bonus experience manipulation

Due to growth points being rounded to the nearest whole number, it is possible to trick the game into gaining more growth points than normal, and providing more stat gain, by choosing specific bonus experience increments for units to gain. The method also works with experience gained in combat.

Bonus Experience Manipulations
Growth rate Effective Growth rate with Bonus Experience
5 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 0
Increment of 3 0
Increment of 4 0
Increment of 5 0
Increment of 10 10
10 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 0
Increment of 3 0
Increment of 4 0
Increment of 5 20
Increment of 10 10
15 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 0
Increment of 3 0
Increment of 4 25
Increment of 5 20
Increment of 10 20
20 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 0
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 25
Increment of 5 20
Increment of 10 20
25 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 25
Increment of 5 20
Increment of 10 30
30 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 25
Increment of 5 40
Increment of 10 30
35 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 25
Increment of 5 40
Increment of 10 40
40 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 50
Increment of 5 40
Increment of 10 40
45 Increment of 1 0
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 33⅓
Increment of 4 50
Increment of 5 40
Increment of 10 50
50 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 50
Increment of 5 60
Increment of 10 50
55 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 50
Increment of 5 60
Increment of 10 60
60 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 50
Increment of 5 60
Increment of 10 60
65 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 75
Increment of 5 60
Increment of 10 70
70 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 50
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 75
Increment of 5 80
Increment of 10 70
75 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 100
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 75
Increment of 5 80
Increment of 10 80
80 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 100
Increment of 3 66⅔
Increment of 4 75
Increment of 5 80
Increment of 10 80
85 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 100
Increment of 3 100
Increment of 4 75
Increment of 5 80
Increment of 10 90
90 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 100
Increment of 3 100
Increment of 4 100
Increment of 5 100
Increment of 10 90
95 Increment of 1 100
Increment of 2 100
Increment of 3 100
Increment of 4 100
Increment of 5 100
Increment of 10 100

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