Super Fire Emblem Awakening: Extreme Elimination Challenge
Just cleared Chapter 16 and managed to endure the gauntlet of Warriors, Heroes, Falcon Knights, Bow Knights, and Snipers. Lost Leonardo, Nyna, and NA Marth (which sucks because I liked having a unit with Good Growths and Charm; oh well, either way I still have two more to pick from). Went on a recruitment drive and picked up Moulder, Athena, Quan, and Altena. Got to Chapter 17, realized I needed two healers, backed out, then recruited Raquesis at the expense of all my temp stat boosters so I ended up having to hit up Golden Gaffe again which means....
As for the unfortunate grinding I've had to partake in. I've made....
-One run through Champions of Yore 1.
-One run through Champions of Yore 2.
-One run through Champions of Yore 3. (The All Stats +2 skill scroll went to Chrom respectfully.)
-Five runs through Golden Gaffe. (I managed to collect all of the funds on the fourth run.)
-One run through Exponential Experience.
-One skirmish battle.
As for character performances, Chrom has hit his Strength, Skill, and Speed caps (so any further stat boosters will be held on to for phase 3 of my plan), Est is still queen shit wrecker (especially now that she's built up enough weapon ranks to use Steel Swords), Mycen still an armored backpack with good weapon selections, Altena's a flying brick shit house (magic will annihilate her but that's what pairing her up with a Battle Priest and burning through Pure Waters are for), Quan's balanced as all hell and has a good skill selection, Athena's making for a good speed booster (overall a better replacement for NA Marth), I really want to still keep using Florina and Micaiah but Florina still can't take more than a single hit and Micaiah is too far behind to contribute as anything more than a magic charger, Mia's still my walking lockpick and if it ever comes to it, I'm jettisoning Amelia at the first sign of trouble (she's crap and not even really worth it as an armored backpack anymore).
Of course the enemy has stepped it up too and are finally using Lunatic exclusive skills in story missions. Now enemies are sporting Hit+10.