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StormyV
08-27-2008, 08:26 AM
Seriously though folks, the Chain is 80 and gives you 15 Absorb, the Iron is 800 and gives you 24 so in order to get 34 it's not 8,000 or even 28,000 it's 45,000????

What were they thinking? Also, one of my friends leveled up so much in this game his Fighter had the Steel Armor in the Earth Cave. Nuts, I say....NUTS!

ReloadPsi
08-27-2008, 12:02 PM
The next two upgrades are Dragon Armour and Opal Armour, neither of which can be bought, and neither of which can be equipped by a basic Fighter (only by a Knight). You're basically buying the very best protective your Fighter will have for quite a long time to come.

Flying Mullet
08-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Also, if you have several Fighters/Knights in your party you usually can afford the armor when it's still an upgrade for at least one of them.

StormyV
08-27-2008, 06:17 PM
Aren't the Flame and Ice Armor that you soon find as good as the Steel Armor but with bonuses to resistances? I suppose you'd need 3 Fighters for Steel Armor to be a rational option.

Flying Mullet
08-27-2008, 06:37 PM
Steel Armor has higher evasion and, as I said earlier, if you have multiple Fighters/Knights in your party you can often afford the armor when it's still useful, i.e. not at the end of the game, but in the middle of the game.

theundeadhero
09-05-2008, 12:28 AM
I've never had a problem being able to afford it on my way to the Earth Cave. Why is that so nuts?

Mirage
09-05-2008, 04:57 PM
It's expensive to make you grind for gold even more, so that the game seems longer than it really is.

Chzn8r
09-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Steel Armor has higher evasion and, as I said earlier, if you have multiple Fighters/Knights in your party you can often afford the armor when it's still useful, i.e. not at the end of the game, but in the middle of the game.

This, basically. I personally never use it though, as I rarely if ever have more than one character at that point in the game who needs heavy armor.

theundeadhero
09-06-2008, 06:45 PM
There's no need to grind for it. Selling the mystic key items along with what you earn in the marsh cave is enough.

StormyV
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Maybe the iron armor should cost a bit more then, I just see the jump from 800 to 45,000 as a bit much. I suppose having the steel armor at that point would make a fighter pretty extra-untouchable though, so it can't be too cheap.

The shopping in Melmond always irked (urked?) me anyways. As a constant user of the Thief and Red Mage I can't help but wish access to the Falchion and Long Sword would have come when they would have been handy (leveling like a fiend around Elfland). Ah well.

theundeadhero
09-07-2008, 10:31 PM
A RM should have the silver sword instead of the falchion.

StormyV
09-07-2008, 10:39 PM
Well the Sabre is a huge ripoff compared to the Falchion as far as the Thief goes and the Longsword would be a nice cheaper alternative to the Silver Sword for the Marsh Cave, just sayin'.

White Queen
09-27-2008, 03:19 PM
Have you never thought of detouring to Crescent Lake after you gain access through the canal to get Silver Armour? Its 7500 gold...pretty decent. Can last you through the Earth Cave, by then you should be able to afford Steel Armour.:mog:

theundeadhero
09-27-2008, 07:10 PM
It's a waste of cash which only adds to the problem. Knights Armor is better and you can find Silver a little further in the game.

SABR
09-28-2008, 01:21 AM
I say get it to make things easier, but it'll take a while. I didn't get it until AFTER beating Lich.

Flying Mullet
09-29-2008, 01:59 PM
Have you never thought of detouring to Crescent Lake after you gain access through the canal to get Silver Armour? Its 7500 gold...pretty decent. Can last you through the Earth Cave, by then you should be able to afford Steel Armour.:mog:
I always pick up what magic and equips I can from Crescent Lake before entering the Earth Cave.

Realm25
10-07-2008, 02:11 AM
Grind for exp, and guess what? you end up rich in no time. If you rush through the game you're not only going to die a lot, but you're going to be downright poor.

Take an hour+ outside each new town or area to just walk back and forth and grind on mobs.

theundeadhero
10-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Actually, grind for just enough gold to buy everything you need and you'll never have to worry about levels. It's worked for every single RPG ever, so far :)

Nominus Experse
10-10-2008, 04:54 PM
'Tis the best a Fighter may have.

Anything that is considered the best of something or another that is at one point in the game useful will likely be overpriced to an extreme.