I’m pretty sure most people do this, right? Especially in dungeons where there’s usually not that many enemies to take care of, but it’s like, “Well, I might as well have all my saints/priestesses/sages do something” so you just form a little healer train and at least they get like, 4 exp per heal. Honestly the fact that magic users lose health is kind of a blessing in disguise because it makes it so easy to grind healing exp.
I made more romantic Valentine pictures and 2 platonic ones (if you see them as platonic) from the Fire Emblem series! Here’s the last bunch! Also @the-grand-king because I promised to tag you when I was done ;)
I’ve seen far too many people claiming mages will be bad ‘cause casting from HP is a thing, so I’m going to compile a list of reasons why magic was amazing in Gaiden, and will probably still be in Shadows of Valentia
Ignores terrain effects, which are through the roof in this game
It’s pretty cheap to cast except for lategame spells, which you won’t use unless you’re safe anyway
Infinite and free Nosferatu on healers which heals 100% of damage dealt so send your clerics to the front lines
The abundance of Renewal-granting items makes casting spells pretty much free, provided you don’t get hit in retaliation
The Thunder spell costs a mere 2Hp and has a range of 1~3, ideal for choke points
Physic costs 3Hp and can heal from any distance, leaving a regen item on the healer and having her be on a safe spot is an amazing tactic
Sages get the Renewal skill on promotion, so once your mages promote spells are basically free
Excalibur costs 3Hp too, and has 100 hit, 1 weight and 20 crit, and since Echoes made fliers weak to arrows, maybe this spell will also be effective against them
Invoke summons allied phantoms, they are statistically inferior to your units by far, but enemies will always go after them because of their low stats. They’re perfect disposable decoys, though the spell is pretty expensive at 12Hp
Seraphim costs 4Hp and is effective Vs monsters, you’ll want to use that one, trust me
And Dear (name subject to localization) wipes all monsters from the map except for at least 1, it is very expensive at 14Hp and you don’t get the Exp, but it’s still extremely powerful when enemy summoners get out of control. Only Silque learns it at a pretty late level though, make sure to level her up!
And last but not least, this puppy:
This is a Magic Ring, and it’s every spell caster’s dream proposal jewel! It grants Renewal and makes all spells have a range of 1~5 There’s 2 of them in the game, one is hidden in Mila’s Temple and the boss Nuibada has the other, make sure you don’t miss them!