Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

samuricex Dec 21, 2013 @ 9:24pm
Is Charme just a terrible hero?
She is the only other hero I currently have beside Louie, but she seems completely out classed ATM. Low health, low armor, horrible range, and her ability just doesn't make up for that due to not having enough SP to use it more.

Should I just concentrate on Louie or is it a good idea to alternate?
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Quaraezha Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
Go alternate. The other adventurers join you depending on your shop's theme. Try making it dark or something.
currypunch Dec 21, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
Stick to who's better for you. Charme was one of my favorite Characters though.
cearn Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:02am 
She probably seems outclassed now because Louie's had a chance to get better armor and level up a bit. The stats heavily rely on equipement, so it might not be a fair comparison right now. Once she's bought some gear, she'll be easier to use.

Yes the range takes some getting used to, but with the right attack angle it's not too big of a problem. Her speed (especially) with dash) means you can get through dungeons much faster, and after you level up a bit the clone-spell can really help in dealing with tricky monsters and bosses.

You'll get this experience with every new character, btw. I hated Caillou at first. This little Glass Cannon was a little too much Glass for my liking at first. But leveled up, his Sparkburst makes adventuring comically easy.
Last edited by cearn; Dec 22, 2013 @ 2:13am
kaiyl_kariashi Dec 22, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
Get a Meditation Ring to gift her. (one thing that erks me is that heroes will NEVER equip rings they buy, the only way to use them to is gift it to the hero at each mission).
samuricex Dec 22, 2013 @ 5:08pm 
Originally posted by kaiyl_kariashi:
Get a Meditation Ring to gift her. (one thing that erks me is that heroes will NEVER equip rings they buy, the only way to use them to is gift it to the hero at each mission).
How often do they break? Seems a bit pricey for where I am in the game right now.
Alynna Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
Charme is a more difficult character to master, but if you give her good items/she buys them (that would be amazing) then she will have equivalent damage. With her you have to dodge, but she is faster, and I really like her second ability, the shadow. Then you can stay out of range and hit things farther away. She actually has the potential to block every attack if you strike at oncoming attacks at just the right time it negates the enemy damage. I mean the different characters are all about different play styles. She also can tell you if there is a trap in the chest before you open it. If you run up to the chest and then there is a little exclamation point the chest is a trap, not an item.
If you just got Charme, make sure to feed her medicines. You purchase them from the market and they permanently increase the HP of the adventurer. Dont sell them in your store. I also found with a new adventurer to take them through the easier dungeon first so they can be a little higher level. :faewing:
Last edited by Alynna; Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:23pm
kaiyl_kariashi Dec 24, 2013 @ 9:54am 
Pretty sure it only has a chance to break if the hero is defeated, I've only had 1 break so far and it was on defeat.
Waypoint Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Read here:

Charme is very difficult to use at first, and pretty much nobody starts out with enough SP to use their skills as often as they should be. But with practice and enough levels behind her to get a decent SP pool going, she's a beast.

And rings help (I usually go into a dungeon with three healing rings, and a boss rush with a few healing and at least one meditation), but they're not really worth the expense until you're done with the main story and the debt is clear. After that you'll be shoveling in money by the millions with nothing else to really spend it on.

The main catch is that for the amount of dungeon diving you're reasonably going to be able to do until the debt is paid off, Louie is the only one whose gear scales all that well that early, and the rest hit puberty around their 30's or mid-20's and rank 2 fusions. And almost none of the worthwhile fusions are even possible until after the main game is done, much less wasting that much time in the dungeons with a debt over your head and better ways to pay it off.
Last edited by Waypoint; Dec 24, 2013 @ 8:56pm
dilworks Dec 26, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
Meh, I didn't bothered with her SP.

Sure, she is generally weaker when compared with... well, everybody but Mr. Glass Cannon Caillou. Still, her speed makes up for her weakness. Also remember: when you get a new adventurer, you get him/her with insanely low stats. Spend some time on the low-tier dungeons with her farming some stats - that's what I did when I cleared the main story mode (heh, I even got her True Card instead of Louie's!)
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