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 ===== Battle Commands ===== ===== Battle Commands =====
  
-During your unit's turn you can move the unit around the map. Along with this you can perform actions with your unit. You can also undo most actions, should you make a mistake. Some actions cannot be undone, specifically actions that effect a unit's stats such as Attack, Ability, and Item. Also, Wait can only be undone before you confirm it.+{{.:menu.png?direct&256x200  }}During your unit's turn you can move the unit around the map. Along with this you can perform actions with your unit. You can also undo most actions, should you make a mistake. Some actions cannot be undone, specifically actions that effect a unit's stats such as Attack, Ability, and Item. Also, Wait can only be undone before you confirm it.
  
-{{  .:menu.png?direct&256x200  }} +{{  .:menu_cancel.png?direct&256x200}}As of Version 0.6.2 the choice has been made to use a "pop-up menu" that will appear below the unit. This menu will give the battle command options and upon selecting an option, a sub-menu will animate outward. All of the menus will function like this. The Cancel button has been moved to it's own menu, and when it is needed it will simply show a menu with one option "Cancel" which will undo the last action.
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-As of Version 0.6.2 the choice has been made to use a "pop-up menu" that will appear below the unit. This menu will give the battle command options and upon selecting an option, a sub-menu will animate outward. All of the menus will function like this. The Cancel button has been moved to it's own menu, and when it is needed it will simply show a menu with one option "Cancel" which will undo the last action. +
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 ==== Move ==== ==== Move ====
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 He is currently equipped with a Silver Sword in his Main Hand, this is a one-handed melee weapon. He has nothing equipped in his Off Hand, meaning no Shield or secondary Weapon. He is currently equipped with a Silver Sword in his Main Hand, this is a one-handed melee weapon. He has nothing equipped in his Off Hand, meaning no Shield or secondary Weapon.
  
-Of note are the Icons used on the menu. They will actually show the Weapon or Shield if one is equippedfor more customized feelAlsonot every Weapon is the same. The option might not always be "Weapon Attackas some Weapons may give you different actionsWhen a Weapon or Shield is equipped, the action will be modified to accurately represent the item. For examplea Flame Sword will make the Weapon Attack a Fire based melee attack. This will deal extra damage to enemies weak to Fire and can cause a burning status effect. Strategically equipping and using these actions can be extremely beneficial at times when you have low MP, or require some out of the box maneuvers. Let'say Alton had Sword of Light equippedThe Light element typically heals members of the Human race. In this instance Alton could then target allies and heal them with his "attacks".+Alton may strike a nearby unit with his Silver Swordthrow rock over a small ranged distance to get a unit's attention, or decide to go into a defensive mode which will give him a Defensive Buff until his next turn. 
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 +For a slightly different takelet's see what Emma's current Action Menu looks like. Emma's unique class is a Sniper which is known for being extremely proficient in the use of ranged weapons, particulary Bows and Great Bows. 
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 +{{.:menu_action020.png?direct&256x200  }}The menu looks a bit different. We only have two options as the middle one says "Unavailable"This is due to her equipped Weapon, the Light Bowbeing Two-Handed. Her first menu option is also different from Alton's. Her "Ranged Attack" is weapon based physical attack and when selected it will display tiles within the weapon'range that can be targeted. 
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 +As far as ranged weapons go, they do not always have minimum range of 1, meaning her Light Bow cannot hit enemies directly adjacent to her which I will discuss more below. 
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 +Lastly, she has the same Defend option as Alton
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 +=== Interesting Notes === 
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 +Something we see above is how even the basic Action Menu will vary from character to character. This is entirely based on the decisions you make when outfitting your army.
  
-There is more than just the Element attribute that can affect the actionA weapon, such as a Wand, which is a ranged 1 Handed Weapon that launches a bolt of magick at the target would modify the second menu option where it says "Throw Rock". It would then say "Wand Attack" which would be a ranged bolt of magick similar to some abilities. In this instance, there might be a melee option to use the wand as a blunt instrument, or the default which would be "Punch".+Obviously not every Weapon is the sameBut it goes further than simple melee vs ranged Weapons. Even within the 1 Handed Sword category, the menu option might not always be "Weapon Attack" as some Weapons may give you different actions.
  
-This attack depends on the unit's job and any weapon they might have equipped. The unit's Range stat defines where you can attack. When using the attack command, the potential attack tiles are highlighted green. After the tiles are highlighted you can choose which one to target. If the target is valid the attack information dialog will appear. This will be your final chance to undo the attack. Once you select the target again, the attack will begin.+When a Weapon or Shield is equipped, the action will be modified to accurately represent the item both visually via the dynamic icon display which will actually be an icon of the item, and mechanically in terms of what the action actually does. For examplea Flame Sword will make the Weapon Attack a Fire based melee attack. This will deal extra damage to enemies weak to Fire and can cause a burning status effect.
  
-{{  .:combat_ss.png?nolink&497x309  }}\\ +Strategically equipping and using these actions can be extremely beneficial at times when you have low MPor require some out of the box maneuversLet'say Alton had Sword of Light equipped. The Light element typically heals members of the Human race. In this instance Alton could then target allies and heal them with his "attacks".
-Above you can see a unitSorvez the Developer at the attack confirmation stageHe has chosen to attack Merambors the Skeleton. The Attack information will display an arrow showing both the attacker(top left) and the target(top right). Information about the attack includes the name of the attack, in this case it'just basic "Attack", the amount of damage it will do, and lastly the chance that the attack will hit the target.\\ +
-The damage done will default to displaying how much damage is being done to the target's Hit Points. It's possible to also do damage to other stats, which will be shown if necessary. As you can see it says -250 PTS which means the target will lost 250 HP if they are hit. In this case, the target only has 99 HP and if hit will be killed. This damage is decided by the attacking unit's Attack Power, the defending unit's Defense, and other stats.\\ +
-Lastly, the hit percentage shown on the red arrow is the chance the attack will be successful. This is based on the attacking unit's accuracy and the level difference between the two.+
  
 ==== Ability ==== ==== Ability ====
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