The abilities of a squad depend on its Skill Level and the equipment (weapons & shields) it possesses.
Books give an indication of the overall abilities of each troop type.
In battle, you can only use troop types listed in the Books you possess.
Every Book has a Level and Growth rating.
The Level of a Book can be increased by gaining experience in battle using troop types from that Book.
You will earn Skill Points as the Level increases.
Skill Points are used to increase the Level of your Support Skills and Action Skills.
- Support Skills
- These are the basic abilities of each squad.
The higher the Level, the higher the abilities of the squad.
These abilities only apply to your current squad.
- Action Skills
- These are the effects of each Squad Action.
As your Level increases, the effects of your attacks will increase, and you occasionally gain special effects as well.
Abilities and improvements received through leveling only apply to your current squad.
To raise the Level of Action Skills of troop types not found in your Book, you will first need to obtain the necessary Tome.
◆Raising Skill Levels...
Skill Points are required to increase the Levels of your Support Skills and Action Skills.
Earn experience in battle. Once experience reaches a certain level, you will obtain additional Skill Points.
You can use the Skill Points you earn to increase the Level of your Support Skills and Action Skills.
You are free to allocate Skill Points as you see fit, so you can focus on developing whichever troop types you wish.
Additionally, Skill Points are added to a common pool, enabling you to fight with troop types that are easy to earn experience with, and then use the resulting Skill Points to upgrade other troop types as well.
Weapons affect the Attack strength of your squad, while shields affect its Defense.
Weapons and shields must be equipped separately for each troop type.
Therefore, only troop types for which you have the necessary Tome can be equipped.
You can select the location to equip them (left hand/right hand) by going to "Squad" under the "Status" menu and selecting the "Equip" command.
As with Books, equipment only affects the abilities of your current squad.