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« on: August 16, 2006, 11:23:00 PM »

Ultima in Final Fantasy 3 (U.S.) is my favorite.

I'm also partial to Ice2.  It's not weak like Ice1, it's not overdrawn and overblown like Ice3; it gets the job DONE.

(Summoning Shiva in FFX, too, because she's hawt)

That said, my least favorite is any Poison spell.  I never use poison in any RPG ever.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 12:02:06 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 16, 2006, 11:23:00 PM

Ultima in Final Fantasy 3 (U.S.) is my favorite.

I'm also partial to Ice2.  It's not weak like Ice1, it's not overdrawn and overblown like Ice3; it gets the job DONE.

(Summoning Shiva in FFX, too, because she's hawt)

That said, my least favorite is any Poison spell.  I never use poison in any RPG ever.

For Final Fantasy?  I like Bahamut. 

As for as least favorite, I'd have to say silence.  I just never cast it.  If I can't destroy what is in front of me with raw power, I'm usually a dead man anyway.  Making them resist my silence spell 600 times isn't gonna help me much.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 12:13:40 AM »

My favorite was that "O" wizard spell in Ultima III (forget the name, but the letter was "O") that weakened all monsters to one hit from death. Great for levelling up your non magic characters!

Honorable mention goes to the wizard spell "P" which had no name and killed all but one or two monsters! ULTIMA III~!
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 12:15:23 AM »

I'm keeping it strictly Final Fantasy for the moment...

favorite: Holy

least-favorite: the summons that have an 8-minute cutscene
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 12:16:44 AM »

I'm partial to confuse spells.  It's always nice to get the enemies to fight amongst themselves slywink  As for a specific spell, I'd have to say "Gates of Heaven" from Legend of Dragoon.  I always like it when characters announce their spells when they cast them, and the spell just had a beautiful majesty to it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006, 12:23:29 AM »

Heh, you mentioned Ultima.  Is it wrong that I still remember most of the Ultima 5 spells?  As far as powerful spells go, there is nothing that tops the Armageddon spell from Ultima 5.  The world ends and everything dies.  That has a certain tone of finality to it don't it. smile
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006, 12:32:39 AM »

I must not be hardcore enough. The only spell name I can remember is Mahalito from Wizardry, I think.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2006, 12:40:05 AM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on August 17, 2006, 12:32:39 AM

I must not be hardcore enough. The only spell name I can remember is Mahalito from Wizardry, I think.

That sounds pretty hardcore to me, remembering something like that.

I've always gotten a lot of use out of the old haste spell regardless of game.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2006, 12:41:53 AM »

Man, not using poison and silence? Bio, Silence, Slow, and a few other out of the mainstream spells were amazingly useful in Final Fantasy 2 & 3.

As for my favorite spell, probably Knights of the Round summon from FFVII.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2006, 12:47:42 AM »

"I wanna cast...Magic Missle!"
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2006, 12:51:21 AM »

Quote from: godhugh on August 17, 2006, 12:41:53 AM


As for my favorite spell, probably Knights of the Round summon from FFVII.

hehheh - knights of the round is definitely pretty hard to beat. for sheer badass coolness, my personal favorite summons is yojimbo from ffx...
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2006, 01:00:29 AM »

Really, nothing beats any of the Omega tech attacks from Crono Trigger, Magus, Crono and Lucca had a particularly awesome one. All in all they took the cake for awesome magic-like attacks.


In Final Fantasy it's tougher, I liked Meteo a lot from FF4 and Alexander was one of the best summons in FF6.

In Paper Mario 2 there was an attack that kept making a star bigger and bigger and bigger and it ended up hitting like 7 times. Or the art attack, where you moved the cursor all around the enemies and then they get hit all to hell.

If it was a DnD setting I would have to say Web, I would web the hell out of enemies, run it get a few criticals run out and blast a fireball in there.

Yeah, it's too hard to pick one.
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2006, 04:13:57 AM »

Avada Kedavra, bitches!

Seriously though I have no idea,  I like the spell in Oblivion that makes people go crazy. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2006, 05:26:44 AM »

That's a tough one!  And I'm not quite sure what to say.  I kinda like Rydia's "Shiva" summon in FFIV, just because I like the ICE PARTICLES and the "wheeeeeez" of the wind.  Ultima, for sure, is one that I'll remember forever, just because I would make sure to cast it with Celes or Terra or someone and then GoGo would follow and follow suit.  Four Ultimas = pwnage.  Goddamn, what game was it where the bad-guy would summon like, a whole friggen' SUN that would come in and get incredibly close to your party but it wouldn't touch them.  That was neat.

The Omega tech attacks from CT DID indeed rock. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2006, 01:37:04 PM »

Quote from: stiffler on August 17, 2006, 12:40:05 AM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on August 17, 2006, 12:32:39 AM

I must not be hardcore enough. The only spell name I can remember is Mahalito from Wizardry, I think.

That sounds pretty hardcore to me, remembering something like that.

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2006, 01:42:40 PM »

You are all freakin noobs...

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2006, 02:02:38 PM »

This is a tough one. I think, for final fantasy style games, my favorite has to be one of the summons. Maybe the three sisters summon (the hidden  aeon) or bahamut? And didnt Yuna have an Ultima spell or some such? Right near the end of her tree-I remember something like that and thinking it kicked ass.

For overall, I am going to go with a sleeper. Planescape: Torment had perhaps the best spells of any 2d isometric RPG of all time. they were just fantastic. Colorful, vibrant, fun. Some of the the level 6-7 super spells were so powerful they actually stopped the action, and the spell was played out over a relatively static screen for more effect-some of these were pretty involved, but I can't remember the name of the one that was my favorite off the top of my head. It rocked though.   thumbsup
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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006, 02:10:46 PM »

Nuke, from Bards Tale 3.  icon_cool
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« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006, 03:02:37 PM »

I'd say Leviathan from FFVII looked cool as shit then whoops 200 damage, that was always a killer for me. Bad ass summoned monster then they hit like a girl scout.
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« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006, 03:38:57 PM »

Wow, you must all be super players, lol!

Those are all spectacular spells you mentioned, and I particularly like when people collect a train of enemies (saw about 50 damselflies following someone last night)... then blast em all to bits, usually with a Firega or similar deal.

HOWEVER - I must admit that my most used - and useful - (if not spectacular) spell has to be anything that has a word in it like:  Cure, Heal, Health, etc... I'm so sad, lol...  :icon_confused:
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006, 07:48:53 PM »

Frozen Orb. If I could take Frozen Orb out of Diablo 2 and into other games, I'd be as giddy as a schoolgirl. Built in crowd control. Mass slaughter when fired in the general direction of mobs. Serious damage against a single boss when the distance is judged correctly. Ah, Frozen Orb.
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006, 10:50:49 PM »

I will say it again...

Corp Por!  Corp Por!  Corp Por....  F'in noobs.

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