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Talk:Offensive skill

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Fire Emblem Fates seems to have provided us with a localized term for these types of skills

Fates pretty consistently refers to these types of skills as "offensive skill(s)" in many skill and weapon descriptions. (Dragonskin and Nosferatu's descriptions being examples), but I'm fairly sure the Brass/Bronze weapons also mention it in their descriptions. The big reason I bring this up is I see someone changing "Offensive Skill" to "Sword Skill" in Fates' weapon pages when Fates itself actually uses the term "Offensive Skill" to refer to this skill type. L95 (talk) 00:37, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Great. Make the move. I'd complain about the term "offensive skill" being kind of vague, but let's face it, "sword skill" was always kind of vague as well. --PA (talk) 01:00, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Priority in Fire Emblem Fates

Is it possible that the priority for checking the activation of skills in Fates has to do with the order in which they are listed on the character's skill list? I see few other reasons (other than asthetics) for it to be possible to rearrange the order in which skills are listed in that game. Besides, on my last playthrough, I had several units with more than one offensive skill, and it felt like the order was determined by the skill list. If that's the case, I think it looks from top to bottom, and then if the unit has Nohrian Trust, it looks at their support partner's list from top to bottom. Cursed Umbreon (talk) 19:54, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

I agree that it's very likely the order of the skills on the list is indeed the priority order, because not only is it arranged from lowest to highest activation rate, it also falls in line with Awakening's priority list plus the two new skills. If that's the case, the priority is most likely Lethality > Aether > Astra > Dragon Fang > Sol > Luna > Ignis > Rend Heaven > Vengeance. I personally haven't messed around with Nohrian Trust enough to know its specific properties, but it shouldn't be too hard to test. Fastesthe1 (talk) 22:49, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
My idea (which I didn't state as clearly as I thought) is actually less likely to be the case than what you just mentioned. My idea was more like the RNG checks would go in top-to-bottom order based on the order in which the player has listed that unit's skills. However, given that a lot of mechanics in Fates are drawn from Awakening, I find it more likely to be based on a programmed priority list. I like your idea better, basically. Anyway, I think the logical way for Nohrian Trust to work is to check the skills of the unit that has it first, then check the supporting unit's skills. So how exactly is something like this tested? Cursed Umbreon (talk) 18:47, 25 August 2017 (UTC)