Fuga: Melodies of Steel – Quick combat Guide going over the Characters

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This is a quick combat guide going over the characters for Fuga: Melodies of Steel so that you can determine how best to utilize your game strategy.
 
 

Combat Overview

As Fuga is a strategy RPG type of game, you’ll be dealing with various statistics for damage output, HP for counting down to death, and SP which limits skill use. The objective is to do enough damage to enemies so that they go down before you do. As the game progresses you’ll eventually be able to manage your HP and SP in a way that keeps you in tip-top shape against any enemy you come across.
 
 
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Screenshot from the game’s Store Page.
 
 
HP stands for Hit Points, which if they go down to zero, the target is destroyed.
 
SP is for Skill Points, a resource necessary to use skills.
 
Attack modifies the damage dealt with an enemy. More of this, more damage.
 
Speed is generally how often your character is allowed to act. The lower the Speed, the longer you have to wait between actions, also called delay.
 
Luck is essentially critical hit rate. From my experience, I believe it adds 0.05% critical rate per 1 Luck, but it’s not easy to confirm at a glance. With 2000 Luck, I’ve never failed to get a critical, however. Criticals deal +50% damage.
 
 
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The timeline is the most important part of turn-based combat. On using any form of action, player, or enemy, the delay is incurred, pushing the user towards the right. After a turn is made and the last act’s delay is set, all of the icons start moving left. When the icon of the corresponding child or enemy reaches the Taranis, it’s their turn to act. If a child and an enemy are at the same point on the timeline, the child always goes first.
 
 
When you highlight an action, you’ll be able to see a mini icon on the timeline for the currently active child. This is the delay that action will incur. Be sure you are watching how much you’re using, so that you could potentially make another action before an enemy or enemies.
 
 
Some children and some enemies have faster or slower speeds than normal, and using skills can have greater or lesser delay than using a normal attack.
 
 
Each child has a specific type of gun they use. Machine Gun, Grenade Launcher, and Cannon are the three, given blue, yellow, and red coloring for visual ease.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Combat Overview - B43A59DMachine Guns have high accuracy and low attack. The users of these focus on reducing enemy armor, combating flying enemies, and buffing allies, and all of them have high speed. The standard hit rate for Machine Guns is 160%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Combat Overview - 6BFFEAEGrenade Launchers are the middle weapon in each respect. These users have many ways to deal with status effects, making combat far easier to deal with. The standard hit rate for Grenade Launchers is 130%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Combat Overview - 19D894ACannons are the big guns with big damage and low accuracy. They’re all about putting out big numbers, whether on multiple or single targets. The standard hit rate for Cannons is 100%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Combat Overview - 97160D9Delay markers, as seen on the right, are considered the weakness of the enemy machine in question. When hitting the enemy with the matching color weapon, a clock is removed. When all of them are removed, the target experiences a delay penalty, pushing them back on the timeline. The clocks only refresh once the enemy takes an action, but they will not reset unless all of them are gone first. You can only remove one clock at a time, no matter how many hits a child performs at once, with the sole exception of Boron.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Combat Overview - F3FBA95Affinity is important not only for developing these cute characters, but each level also increases the potency of the Support Effect for each child, so that they can better help their partner on the gun. I’ll be detailing each of those in the character sections.
 
 
 

Status Effects

These make or break your combat experience. Take care to handle them well.
 
 
These are all mostly explained with the in-game Help menu, but I’ll place them here for thoroughness and further explanation.
 
 

Child Status

 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 0E49383Defend: The Taranis takes half damage from the next attack by using the Defend action. It only reduces damage once, so if multiple enemies are able to act in a row, the Taranis will take full damage from the rest.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 4D63194Courage: The owner’s Attack is raised by 1.4x.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 9B62056Fortune: The owner’s Luck is raised by 2.5x.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - DB7A912Accuracy Up: The owner’s accuracy is raised by an additive 30%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 6B9B0D0Fortitude: Injury resistance is increased. This appears in the Help menu, but it doesn’t seem to actually appear when the Protection skill is activated. Unknown if it is still in effect.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 37511A7Link Attack: The gauge for when a Link Attack is preparing between two children that have had their link events. Once maxed, you can use an attack that strikes all enemies, an additional effect of which is different based on the support gunner. The gauge increases a little by being hit, a bit more by doing normal attacks, and the most by using skills.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 25DDB40Hero Mode: After fulfilling a wish at the Taranis during an Intermission, the child can attain Hero Mode status during combat. Each child has their own special trait to enhance their effectiveness in combat during this time. The gauge is increased by both dishing out and receiving damage. It lasts for 5 turns taken by the owner. They will all reset once reaching another Intermission, where you will have to fulfill their wishes again.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 8FF1275Fear: The owner’s hit rate is halved. This applies multiplicatively and after any accuracy increases.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 88202A3Depression: The owner cannot use Skills or Link Attacks. This status can only be cleared during an Intermission, where you will have to use AP to test your friendship by cheering them up. If you don’t give the ‘correct’ answer, you will have to use more AP.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 342D422Injury: The child is injured. You can clear this status by having them rest at the Dormitory during an Intermission. Injured children can’t go on Expeditions.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 548F9BBKO: The child is knocked out, and unusable for combat or anything else. KO is applied if a child would be injured while already carrying the status. You can clear this status by having them rest at the Dormitory during an Intermission.
 
 

Enemy Debuffs

 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 8CF7D77Burn: Enemy takes damage after every action they take. Normal enemies take damage equal to 15% of their maximum HP, while bosses take 5%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - A3CAFB7Smoke: Enemy’s accuracy is decreased. Unknown by how much, but it does make a difference in this game.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 04F485BShock: Invokes a large delay on an enemy, approximately 80% of the timeline. There’s no indicator to when the status will expire, so be sure you take into account when the enemy may move again.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - A970BE6Weakness: Enemy’s damage is decreased by about 25% or so.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - A2449FCBad Luck: Enemy has a 30% higher chance to receive a status effect. Some enemies are still normally immune to certain statuses even after applying Bad Luck.
 
 

Enemy Status

 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - AFE95A2Armor Rank: A number given to an enemy, reducing damage by more and more based on its number. Use Piercing Shot available on Machine Guns or the Pierce Ammo item to reduce its armor.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 5B39862Wrath: Increases the owner’s Attack by 50%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 447A5E4Speed: Reduces the delay after actions slightly.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 2EE6D03Stealth: Increases the owner’s evasion rate by an additive 30%.
 
 
Fuga: Melodies of Steel - Quick combat Guide going over the Characters - Status Effects - 5FE47E3Reinforcing: The enemy will call an additional enemy into combat. When used by bosses, the additional enemy or enemies are called immediately. Standard enemies require an additional turn, so eliminate them before they get the chance.
 
 
 

Malt Marzipan

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  • He’s the oldest.

 
Malt uses a Cannon, and has a good damage output. He’s quite slow, though. His skills overall are damage or damage buffs, very straightforward. It should be fitting that his Support Effect as a support gunner is also a straight Attack increase to his partner, and certainly one of the best supports at that. He’s a solid character, perhaps not the best, but he IS the oldest.
 
 
His Link Attack is Brave, which deals straight damage; since it doesn’t have a special effect, it deals extra damage instead compared to other Link Attacks.
 
 
Hero Mode: Doubles the damage of his normal attacks. Simple like the rest of his kit, but effective.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases Attack by a percentage.

 

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1.1x1.12x1.14x1.16x1.2x1.23x1.26x1.29x1.32x1.35x

The Attack increase will stack multiplicatively with other Attack increases, such as food and buffs.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Double Strike62-hit attack on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Brave Shot7Attack an enemy with damage that increases as the Taranis’ HP decreases.Effectiveness not currently known, testing needed.
Bravery3Temporary attack increase.Increases Attack by 1.4x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Fragmented Shot10Attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy.
Hot Blood3Temporary luck (critical rate) increase.Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Triple Strike113-hit attack on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Megaton Blast18Strong attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy.
Top Dog13Temporary attack increase on all allies.‘All allies’ means all active gunners. Increases Attack by 1.4x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.

 
 
 

Hanna Fondant

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  • The nicest big sister slash mother figure.

 
Hanna is the sort of token White Mage character for your party. She has heals and status effects to weaken the enemy’s damage output. Her Support Effect also gives a minor heal for every attack you do, which can add up in a pinch. As the main healer, you’ll want to rely on her if you’re taking lots of damage.
 
 
Her Link Attack is Healing, which gives a 25% heal to the Taranis on use.
 
 
Hero Mode: Doubles the amount of healing the Taranis receives when using one of her healing skills.
 
 

Support Effect: Heals the Taranis’s HP based on maximum with a normal attack.

 

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0.5%0.7%0.9%1.1%1.4%1.7%2%2.3%2.6%3%

The healing will only apply once, regardless of the number of hits.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Lullaby5HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 25% of its max.
Soothing Song4Fear is relieved from all allies.Only applies to active gunners, including herself.
White Grenade5Attack that may inflict weakness on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Ballad10Great HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 40% of its max.
Smoke Grenade4Attack that may inflict smoke on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Smoke Zone13Weak attack that may inflict smoke on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Aria16High HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 55% of its max.
White Zone13Weak attack that may inflict weakness on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.

 
 
 

Kyle Bavarois

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  • Bratty prettyboy from the city.

 
Kyle as the first Machine Gunner is a middling speedy fighter, able to dish out decent damage while offering you solid options for removing enemy armor and dealing with aerial enemies. He gives you the earliest access to Piercing Shot 2, which will likely be one of the most frequent skills you’ll be using along the course of the game. His Support Effect gives extra accuracy, a real boon to cannoneers dealing with pesky fliers. Overall, he’s a solid character, and a lovable grump.
 
 
His Link Attack is Pierce, which has a chance to reduce all targets’ armor by 1. The chance is somewhat small, perhaps about 25%.
 
 
Hero Mode: All attacks become critical hits. This loses usefulness once you get access to higher tiers of Luck-boosting food, but it’s still useful for ensuring good damage output.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases accuracy.

 

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5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%50%

The boost is an additive bonus. Applies to any form of attack on enemies, including Ammo items. Applied before the Fear status, which will still reduce the total hit rate by half.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Piercing Shot13-hit attack with 1 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Sharp Arrow5Strong attack that ignores the enemy’s armor.Main option for dealing straight damage.
Piercing Shot 233-hit attack with 2 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Air Strike103-hit attack on all aerial enemies.-20% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Eagle Eye8Temporary accuracy increase on all allies.Applies a buff to the three active gunners for 5 of their own turns, increasing hit rate by an additive 30%.
Piercing Rain132-hit attack with 2 armor rank decrease on all aerial enemies.-10% accuracy. Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Hot Blood3Temporary luck (critical rate) increase.Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Piercing Shot 393-hit attack with 3 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.

 
 
 

Boron Brioche

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  • The biggest, sweetest, goodest boy.

 
Boron is all power, while having some supportive skills. He’s the strongest, but the slowest. Quite straightforward; if you need to blow something up, he’ll do it quickly. His Support Effect supposedly increases resistance to the injury status, but it’s very difficult to figure out how effective it is. While he’s slow and has a questionable Support Effect, he possesses some of if not the best Link Attack and Hero Mode in the game.
 
 
His Link Attack is Heavy, which induces a large delay to enemies, as a separate effect (and stacks with) the weakness delay mechanic.
 
 
Hero Mode: Boron’s normal attack removes all armor rank and delay icons from an enemy. Incredible boss buster.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases resistance to Injury.

 

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Unknown effectiveness.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Fragmented Shot10Attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy.
Protection7Temporary injury resistance on all allies.Unknown effectiveness. Implied to have a visual status effect icon, but it does not display.
Shell Festival154-hit attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Reinforce15Damage received by the Taranis slightly decreases until the end of battle.Damage reduction is around 10%.
Overload155-hit attack on an enemy, but inflicts Boron with fear.Fear applies after the action is finished. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Megaton Blast18Strong attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy.
Lullaby5HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 25% of its max.
Giga Bazooka22Very strong attack on all enemies, but delays all allies.+10% accuracy. Invokes a delay of approximately 60% of the timeline to all turrets, including Boron himself receiving an additional delay.

 
 
 

Socks Million

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  • Brainiac with a heart of gold… circuits.

 
Socks offers you your first taste of status debuff support early on. With his various types of status, you can control enemies to your liking, just be wary of RNG. His Support Effect is substantial, adding a base Luck boost to his partner, and criticals are a great way to get your damage up. He also boasts the second highest Luck stat for his own criticals. Overall, Socks is as solid as the rest of the starter children. You can’t go wrong with what he offers.
 
 
His Link Attack is Smart, which can inflict Smoke, Burn, and/or Shock. I’m not positive if it can inflict more than one at a time.
 
 
Hero Mode: Normal attack inflicts Smoke, Burn, or Shock, chosen randomly. This status effect will ignore immunity and inflict the status regardless of enemy’s resistance to the best status skills. However, there’s a chance that the attack can attempt to use a status that the enemy already possesses, which said status will then fail.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases base Luck.

 

Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10
50100150200250300350400450500

Will be multiplied by other luck increases, such as from food or buffs.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Flame Grenade5Attack that may inflict burns on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Smoke Grenade4Attack that may inflict smoke on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Burning Spirit8Temporary luck (critical rate) increase on all allies.‘All allies’ means all active gunners. Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Stun Grenade7Attack that may inflict shock on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Mine Field8Attack on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy.
Flame Zone13Weak attack that may inflict burns on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Smoke Zone13Weak attack that may inflict smoke on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Delta Cloud183-hit attack on all ground enemies that may inflict burns, shock, and/or smoke.+10% accuracy. Base 50% affliction rate for each status. Not sure if it’s possible to inflict multiple status at once. Multiple hits check accuracy separately. Unknown if one miss will fail to inflict a specific status, as each shot is colored.

 
 
 

Mei Marzipan

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  • The cutest smol with a machine gun you’d ever see.

 
Mei is the speediest character in the game, and can even add more speed to her allies. Her damage output is the lowest in the game, but she far makes up for it with her best skills, making her potentially even more effective than straight stronger options. She offers great support, her only real weakness being no access to shaving off more than one armor rank at a time.
 
 
Her Link Attack is Cheer, which increases the other two pairs’ Link Attack gauges by 30%.
 
 
Hero Mode: Double action speed, or halved delay with any of her actions. This applies before any other speed boosts, such as from food or skills.
 
 

Support Effect: Reduced delay after normal attacks.

 

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Very difficult to gauge, but it reduces delay of normal attacks by a fixed amount rather than a percentage, so faster children actually benefit more.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Piercing Shot13-hit attack with 1 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Quick Assault52-hit attack on an enemy with speed increase.‘Speed increase’ means reduced delay compared to other actions. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Encourage5Speed increase on all allies.‘Speed increase’ actually means all allies, including Mei, will have some delay removed after it’s finished, pulling everyone on the timeline to the left.
Lullaby5HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 25% of its max.
Encouraging Shot7Attack an enemy and speed increase on all allies.‘Speed increase’ actually means all allies, including Mei, will have some delay removed after it’s finished, pulling everyone on the timeline to the left.
Multi-Piercing Shot103-hit attack with 1 armor rank decrease on all enemies.-20% accuracy. Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Syphon Beam7Strong attack on an enemy and small HP recovery.Restores 10% of the Taranis’s HP when the attack is complete.
Chit-Chat7Link attack gauge fills.Raises the Link Attack gauge by 30%.

 
 
 

Chick Montblanc

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  • A mature lady wrapped up in tiny corgi fluff.

 
Chick is possibly the best character in the game due to her skillset and good stats on top. She controls the battlefield better than anyone else with her many Shock skills, her status rate being able to be boosted by her access to inflicting Bad Luck, which means she can also assist anyone else with status skills. Not only that, her Support Effect and Hero Mode save you a lot of SP. The girl even has Lullaby so you can always stay in tip-top shape. If you want to win, you’ll take this puppy.
 
 
Her Link Attack is Weak, which has a chance to inflict Weakness status.
 
 
Hero Mode: All of Chick’s SP costs are reduced to 0. Spam those stuns, or get some free healing.
 
 

Support Effect: Reduced SP cost for skills.

 

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-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-2-3

The SP cost reduction stacks with the food effect, allowing for up to -5 total. SP cost for skills can’t go under 1.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Lullaby5HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 25% of its max.
Stun Grenade7Attack that may inflict shock on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Risky Grenade5Attack that may inflict bad luck on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Vanish5Weak attack that may remove an enemy’s buff effects.Does not apply to charging a big attack.
White Grenade5Attack that may inflict weakness on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Electro-Mines16Strong attack that may inflict shock on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 50% affliction rate.
Risky Zone10Weak attack that may inflict bad luck on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Stun Zone17Weak attack that may inflict shock on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 50% affliction rate.

 
 
 

Hack Montblanc

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  • Pranky boi with an appetite for booms.

 
Hack is the fastest Cannon user by a long shot, and it shows, as he can deal a great amount of damage… but only to one target. His unique skill Burning Trigger has no equal to damage output and it also has low delay, but he is a bit lacking in area coverage compared to the others. He’s a one-trick corgi in this respect, but if you need to melt a big target, he’s your kid. Hack also has one of the best Support Effects, increasing skill damage by a large amount.
 
 
His Link Attack is Pyro, which has a chance to inflict Burn status.
 
 
Hero Mode: Normal attack delay is reduced to one-third. He can put out a lot of hits in a short time, but remember, this will interrupt Burning Trigger’s damage bonus.
 
 

Support Effect: Increased skill damage.

 

Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10
1.03x1.06x1.09x1.12x1.15x1.18x1.21x1.24x1.27x1.3x

I had to calculate this anecdotally, it may not be perfectly accurate.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Twin Sparks72-hit attack that may inflict burns on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Hot Blood3Temporary luck (critical rate) increase.Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Burning Trigger5Attack an enemy and damage increase with consecutive use (max 3 times).+20% accuracy. Each consecutive cast of Burning Trigger increases the damage by a multiplicative 20%. The damage will cap on the 4th consecutive use, but you can continue to use it and retain its maximum damage. It will track even if Hack is benched, so long as he doesn’t use a different action on his next turn. In total, the damage will go 100% > 120% > 144% > 176% > repeat.
Black Shell7Attack that may inflict smoke on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Double Strike62-hit attack on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Bravery3Temporary attack increase.Increases Attack by 1.4x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Chit-Chat7Link attack gauge fills.Raises the Link Attack gauge by 30%.
Eruption163-hit attack on all ground enemies that may inflict burns.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.

 
 
 

Sheena Falafel

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  • A magical kitten as shy as she is precious.

 
Sheena is mildly speedy and somewhat lacking in damage output, but her main usefulness is in her supportive skills, which are quite varied. However, once you don’t need that support, it may be advisable to switch to someone with a higher damage or support output as a fight evolves. She fulfills her specific niche very well when you need her. Her Support Effect also helps your SP efficiency, and would be worth taking her along for long stretches of combat. Sheena’s Hero Mode is up on top among the best in the game. However, her biggest weakness is that she is the only child that doesn’t have a multi-target skill of any kind.
 
 
Her Link Attack is Spirit, which restores the Taranis’s SP by 25% of its maximum.
 
 
Hero Mode: Act right away after using a skill. That’s right, all of her skills have ZERO delay for 5 turns, allowing her to act up to 6 times in a row. Make sure your SP looks good before you send out for the pain train.
 
 

Support Effect: Recovers the Taranis’s SP on a normal attack.

 

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+1+1+1+1+2+2+2+2+2+3

The recovery will only apply once, regardless of the number of hits.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Piercing Shot13-hit attack with 1 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Lullaby5HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 25% of its max.
Syphon Beam7Strong attack on an enemy and small HP recovery.Restores 10% of the Taranis’s HP when the attack is complete.
Piercing Shot 233-hit attack with 2 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Mystic Veil19Temporary small HP recovery with each ally’s action.Regeneration, put simply. Recovers 10% of the Taranis’s maximum HP after each action you take, up to 5 times for a total recovery of 50%.
Ballad10Great HP recovery.Restores the Taranis’s HP by 40% of its max.
Arcana Blast10Strong attack on an enemy and 5 armor ranks decrease (low probability).The probability is indeed low. I estimate it’s around 10-20% chance. Armor reduction will either be reduced by 5 with this chance or not at all.
Peace Shield22Temporarily ignores any damage below 15% of the Taranis’ max HP.If the Taranis has 10000 HP, and you would receive 1500 damage or less, that damage will simply count as a Miss. The check will also apply after the Defend status.

 
 
 

Jin Macchiato

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  • Angry doggo of mechanical knowledge.

 
Jin is by far the strongest Grenade Launcher user, and has a slew of strong skills to go with it. With his Hero Mode doubling his skill damage, he can get some serious damage output, and even on multiple targets, so long as they’re on the ground. You’ll want to take him along for clearing out annoying tanks with ease.
 
 
His Link Attack is Carbon, which can inflict Smoke status.
 
 
Hero Mode: Skills deal double damage. Very strong Hero Mode.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases resistance to Fear and Depression.

 

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Unknown effectiveness.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Mine Field8Attack on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy.
Smoke Grenade4Attack that may inflict smoke on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Bravery3Temporary attack increase.Increases Attack by 1.4x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Flame Grenade5Attack that may inflict burns on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 100% affliction rate.
Black Ground13Strong attack that may inflict smoke on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Reinforce15Damage received by the Taranis slightly decreases until the end of battle.Damage reduction is around 10%.
Geo Flare16Strong attack that may inflict burns on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Earth Strike183-hit attack on all ground enemies.+10% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.

 
 
 

Wappa Charlotte

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  • She’s the leader, as well as a stinker, in more ways than one.

 
Wappa is a bit on the weaker side for Cannons, but her best asset is her enormously high Luck, and thus critical rate. It’s quite easy for her to get a lot of them and even max out the rate, particularly with Luck-boosting food and Socks support. Her kit generally revolves around chancing RNG like so, and building a rapport with her teammates. She’s the leader, after all. With most of her skills having multiple hits, she also chances her way towards taking out more evasive types if you need to.
 
 
Her Link Attack is Crazy, which has no special effect, but similar to Malt’s in that there’s only a damage increase. Hers is randomly higher, though.
 
 
Hero Mode: Normal attack becomes 2 hits. Nothing special to say about it, but it doesn’t really compete with her skills unless you’re using a Support Effect to add something to normal attacks.
 
 

Support Effect: Increases Link Attack gauge rate.

 

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Difficult to determine. Multiplicative increase from the standard means of normal attack, skill, or receiving damage. Does not affect Chit-Chat.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Scavenger Hit52-hit attack on an enemy that increases their item drop rate.+20% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately. Unknown effect on drop rate.
Chit-Chat7Link attack gauge fills.Raises the Link Attack gauge by 30%.
Shell Festival154-hit attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Bang Bang!92-hit attack on an enemy and the link attack gauge fills slightly.+20% accuracy. Raises the Link Attack gauge by 20%. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Hot Blood3Temporary luck (critical rate) increase.Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Black Shell7Attack that may inflict smoke on an enemy.+20% accuracy. Base 70% affliction rate.
Burning Spirit8Temporary luck (critical rate) increase on all allies.‘All allies’ means all active gunners. Increases Luck by 2.5x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Fireworks181 to 5-hit attack on all enemies.+10% accuracy. Multiple hits check accuracy separately. Number of hits is random, but the number of hits is consistent across multiple targets; if it rolls 4 hits, it will strike all enemies with 4 hits. Approximate strength is that two Fireworks hits are equal to three Shell Festival hits, so use your judgement on rolling dice accordingly.

 
 
 

Britz Strudel

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  • He’s just a poor boy, he needs no sympathy.

 
Britz is the strongest Machine Gun user, and with Speed nearly as good as Mei’s, his general effectiveness is solid. He has a good skillset to deal with armor as well as dealing Shock as an alternative source to a grenadier. His Support Effect is useful for anyone, given you spend the time to raise his affinity levels. He’s a strong kid, and useful in most any situation thanks to his kit.
 
 
His Link Attack is Spark, which has a chance to inflict Shock.
 
 
Hero Mode: Normal attack becomes 6 hits, essentially being a double attack.
 
 

Support Effect: Reduced delay after using skills.

 

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Very difficult to gauge, but it reduces delay of skills by a fixed amount rather than a percentage, so faster children actually benefit more.
 
 

Skill List

 

SkillSP CostDescriptionNotes
Piercing Shot13-hit attack with 1 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Sharp Arrow5Strong attack that ignores the enemy’s armor.Main option for dealing straight damage.
Blitzspeer8Attack that may inflict shock on an enemy.Base 70% affliction chance.
Piercing Shot 233-hit attack with 2 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Gewitter15Chance to inflict shock on all aerial enemies.-10% accuracy. Base 70% affliction chance.
Bravery3Temporary attack increase.Increases Attack by 1.4x for 5 turns taken by the one with the buff.
Dreizack103-hit attack on an enemy that ignores their armor.Multiple hits check accuracy separately.
Piercing Shot 393-hit attack with 3 armor rank decrease on an enemy.Armor will be reduced even if all hits miss. Multiple hits check accuracy separately.

 
 
 

Pairing Suggestions

If you want to go hard damage, use Malt, Socks, and Hack as supports. Sheena and Chick as supports help to maintain your SP. These five cover general use that’s effective in any situation. The following pairings would be for more interesting and unique setups…
 
 

Malt + Kyle

 
Kyle assures Malt can hit aerial targets, and Malt gives him a Machine Gun’s much-needed damage boost, taking advantage of that high speed to really make a difference over time. Plus, they’re clearly bros.
 
 

Hanna + Sheena

 
A sisterly pair, these two can ensure you get some good bonus HP or SP when you have free moments to do normal attacks, while also having their great support skills on hand when you need them.
 
 

Socks + Wappa

 
Socks gives Wappa a major Luck boost that would also get multiplied by food or buffs. It’s a cinch to max out her critical rate so that she can always do maximum damage.
 
 

Mei + Britz

 
Britz is very fast and can lay on normal attacks particularly with Mei’s speed boost, and in exchange, Mei can put out a ton of skills, especially Encouraging Shot for more and more speed for everyone. Speedy pair!
 
 
Hope the guide was informative. Good luck out there fighting the Berman.
 
 

Written by AngelTheVixen

 
 
This is all about Fuga: Melodies of Steel – Quick combat Guide going over the Characters; I hope you enjoy reading the Guide! If you feel like we should add more information or we forget/mistake, please let us know via commenting below, and thanks! See you soon!
 
 


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