View Full Version : [SO3] Stunlocking with Sophia
As you know, Sophia in the game is arguably the best symbol caster, and as a mage, she has access to the huge list of symbology that includes Thunder Flare. That symbol is primarily used (sometimes with other stronger ones) for stunlocking. Stunlocking refers to when you pummel an enemy with constant attacks and skills so that it can't even move; while you may not think this is possible due to the rush gauge, you can break the gauge with symbols.
My question is, has anyone actually tested this one yet? I heard it works miracles with Sophia if you boost her MAG to 9,999, and then use Lighting Strike to assist, I believe? I was going to try this at one point, but I kind of forgot. >> It seems pretty fun, though, if you keep an enemy under constant fire and not let them attack.
02-23-2011, 11:28 AM
...I hope this place still have visitors >_>
Anyway, I don't think Lightning Strike is worth it. The stunlocking power was very outclassed by TF. Plus, TF eats up more area.
Sophia's job was never to deal big numbers of damage anyway, and even if you need those numbers, Explosion chains are the way to go =D
At least this is my experience w/ the NTSC version. =P
Not sure about the original jap version.
^^^Doesn't agree with Mad_Cartoonist.
A character can be as strong as you want- I suggest you work with Blood Steala (or w/e...it was called..been a long time) and Lighting Strike as you said before. Go ahead and try it out,
Like Mad_Cartoonist said, I am not aware of the options in the original Japanese version.
02-24-2011, 01:59 AM
Blood Scylla works better at close range (and i can't remember if you can equip it on long range or not. The next time I play SO3, I'll check, which can be pretty soon since I'm in the middle of my 9th playthrough. Yup, I have no life >_>)
And even if you can restore your life and MP bar from it, it provides not stunlocking support. Plus, if you want to do it close range for maximum cancel combo, it'll put sophia in a position she shouldn't be.
Now, as for Lightning Strike. I remember exactly that it SHOULD provide more damage than TF.
However, like I said, Sophia is never meant to deal big number of damage, since that is the job of chars like Maria or Cliff. Sophia's job is mainly never to get hit and provide assistance from afar with what she does best, which is stunlocking.
Against single target, Lightning Strike could work well, but since the AoE is pretty small, it provides no crowd control.
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