CC
12-09-2009, 09:36 PM
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Enkidoh
12-09-2009, 11:15 PM
Sure Cecil's Dark Knight form was powerful in FFIV, but it was severely hampered. The fact his Soul Eater (oop, I mean Darkness - damn you FFXI!) attack drained his HP for maximum damage meant unless you happened to have someone with White Magic in the party he'd be tempting fate most of the time.

Plus there were only a few enemies that were especially weak against Darkness anyway (the Mist Dragon and I think the Antlion were about the only bosses that had a weakness to it), where as Holy damage was far more useful (especially against pesky undead).

Once he became a Paladin though, he sacrificed heavy hitting for far more HP, better armour, and, the ability to heal himself and his party. To me, that is more important than just slaying everything he comes across.

Personally, I thought Dissidia's mechanic of allowing him to switch between those two different Jobs at will in the heat of battle was somewhat odd, considering only the Onion Knight could do something similar in the game (between Onion Kid, Sage and Ninja).

But then, I'm a White Mage so what do I know? :p

CC
12-09-2009, 11:42 PM
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Argus Zephyrus
12-10-2009, 05:41 AM
Dark Knight Cecil with crates full of healing potions.

Thread over. =P

CC
12-11-2009, 08:15 AM
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Argus Zephyrus
12-14-2009, 08:14 AM
Aha, touch´┐Ż Argus ;)
Fixed :smrt:

CC
12-15-2009, 12:50 AM
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Another Mad Dancer
12-17-2009, 06:46 PM
NO!! It would lose the whole Wagnerian sub-context of "Redemption through Love", and it would make him all the more shallo... wait, we are talking about gameplay? I think switching jobs would be more suited to newer FFs than to IV.

Red Arremer
12-17-2009, 07:09 PM
I actually disagree, and kinda agree with Another Mad Dancer, and to add in on what Enkidoh said...

The turn into being a Paladin is actually a major plot point; he goes through the trials on Mt. Ordeal to become a warrior of light instead of being a warrior of darkness. That's the whole purpose of this plot. Having Cecil switch back to Dark Knight after this trial would be kinda silly, it'd make no sense.

CC
12-17-2009, 09:40 PM
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