I could have sworn way back when, prior to the games launch, that we were told refess would be the sp generator sphere. It was basically Refesses speciality along with healing/high hp to help it compete with gowen specializing in cheap instant damage, high attack and high speed, falkow in cheap speed manipulation, varied unit stats, and unit bouncing (returning), and lawtia with sp degen, reviving units, and instant unit KO'ing.
All I see Refess having though is healing and high hp, neither of which are really all that great a thing to have and a large part of why refess has struggled so much (hurray for Holy Dragon and Coatl finally allowing refess to make a competitive showing). In the first set it seemed like gowen actually got the better sp generator in Archer Scout, generating sp easier then Kessaran Passaran, and coming out with out needing to save up like Light Chaser / Advent. Still Refess had 2 units that generated sp so even if they didn't do it great, atleast they did it more then anyone else (and gowen was usually moving to fast to worry about sp generation). The ex pack seemed like it was finally going to turn things around for refess, starting them down the path of sp generation with its angel... but with endless morning being neither acquirable for the non-super wealthy nor all that competitive she hasn't really been much of an sp generator.
Then set 2 hit, surely they'd finally get that big sp boost now. Ha. I'd argue that with set 2, falkow is now the best sp generator sphere. Refess got only a single sp generator, Recovery Powder, which generates only +1sp for a level 3 and has an extra effect that is rarely useful. Falkow got 2 new sp generators. First theres Owl Sage, he's as good at generating sp as archer scout, but he's level 1 like the puff balls, arguably allowing him to take over the crown as the new sp generating unit king. Then theirs Meaning in Failure, for the same level as Recovery Powder it gives you either +1 sp or +2sp. That means at worst its generating as much as recovery power, half the time its generating twice as much. Most of the popular high level decks I've seen tend to use these sp generating cards when you have nothing on the field (since your saving up for your big boys) so atleast for those type of cards files MiF is just straight superior to RP.
But what of Gowen? They got Rapid Growth, pretty much the same as Recovery Powder in usefulness so they remained about even with Refess just like they were in the first set.
And Lawtia? They previously had no sp generation, and it made sense, they were the sp degen sphere after all. Well they, like falkow, also got 2 new sp generating cards. Soul Pact is probably the second most useful of the level 3 +1 sp cards behind Meaning in Failure, I've seen its +ATK help QUITE alot. Ancient Zombie Lord... well... ok he's probably the weakest and worst of all sp generators but its still pretty silly that Lawtia has anything to generate sp at all.
So long story short... who is the SP generator Sphere? Wasn't it supposed to be refess, or is my memory just going wacky on me? Right now I'd argue its Falkow, followed by a tie between gowen and refess, and then followed by Lawtia though even lawtia can generate surprisingly well. Conversely, can anyone sp degen even close to as well as lawtia and their units like Shade can?
If Refess is the weakest sphere overall as many still believe it to be, maybe this is why. While all the other spheres clearly still are the best at what they do best, what I thought was supposed to be one of the biggest advantages for Refess seems to be something all the spheres instead share almost equally. Infact with set 2, it actually seems like Falkow's sp generating cards are superior to Refess'. Did I hear wrong way back then about refess being the sp generating sphere or is this a different path the Japanese are trying to take with the english game, taking away the sp generation prowess of Refess and spreading it around equally to every sphere instead. If so, shouldn't refess have some new area they are superior at to the other spheres they didn't have in the Japanese game to compensate?
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