Hey folks, so I've been listening to the remastered soundtrack for Final Fantasy X (It's hit and miss, although most of the new songs are great in my opinion, some have been ruined...) and I can't wait to play the best game ever on PS3 and get me that platinim trophy! :D
I decided to make a thread to talk about one of my favourite characters in the game, not in terms of character development, but in battle... the way we level him up using the sphere grid.
I thought it'd be fun to see how you guys go about levelling the big blue guy up during your playthrough(s), like, which route do you take for him?
Mine is pretty much this, a Melee Kimahri build, using the standard sphere grid (Never bothered with the expert one, apart from a couple of playthroughs, didn't see a difference except fewer nodes):
Start by filling Kimahri's first circle, then move to the lower left, using a couple of Level 1 Key Spheres, and go into Rikku's path, get her first circle, which includes quite a hefty amount of HP, Steal and Use (You can get both these skills way before she even joins the party), then I move towards Wakka's path, since he gets some nice strength and HP bonuses quite early (Well, early depending on how much you grind, lol), along with his accuracy and such. When I'm at his end, I backtrack to Sleep Buster, and with two Level 2 Key Spheres, break into Auron's first circle... now I follow Auron's right to the end, since he gets some really nice HP and strength. Once I've done Auron's path, I use a Level 3 Key Sphere to break into Tidus' path, and follow that to the end... I know I could go back to his earlier circles and grab Haste and Cheer or something, but I just carry on for Hastega, and don't really bother with Cheer (I never really use it anyways).
Finally, once I've done all that, I'll use a Teleport Sphere and go back to Rikku's path, and just ride hers all the way to the end... and that's it, Kimahri becomes insanely strong with physical damage and defence, has all of the melee skills at his disposal, and at the same time has high enough magic (From all the nodes along the way) that his overdrives such as Fire Breath will still deal nice damage.
I know this takes a while, and obviously not everyone will go this way... not to mention it's not like the other characters can't do this (Yuna and Onion Knight hitting 99,999 lol...) but it's just something to do throughout the game so he doesn't feel like a backseat character, lol.
So, yeah... how do YOU level Kimahri? Or y'know... just talk about him anyway because he's actually awesome! :P