Here's a little bit of "cheese" that I should have realized awhile ago.
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"Who Knows?" randomly selects any three passive skills that you know and invisibly equips them. There's no SP cost involved other than the 3 SP needed to activate Who Knows?.
You can't "double dip" on skills this way (getting Sniper Master through Who Knows? and then actually equipping the Sniper Master skill won't double the effect). However, you CAN equip and unequip Who Knows? repeatedly until you get a skill or skills with visible effects, then not equip those abilities to conserve SP.
The most obvious skill to use this on is Endurance Master - you get one additional sub-turn in-battle, but it costs a whopping 11 SP. So you can enter a battle and if you don't see an extra sub-turn flee immediately, unequip and re-equip Who Knows? and try again until you DO see that extra turn. You've just saved a minimum of 8 SP - even more if you can figure out what either of the other skills are!
There IS the potential side-effect of getting stuck with a skill like Blocker that you might not WANT to have equipped on an offensive character, so keep an eye out for that.
Exiting the game and restarting seems to keep the same three skills equipped through Who Knows?, so as long as you never unequip that ability again it should be permanent.
My "number of fights fled from" has shot up a bit, but the end result is definitely worth it.
How do I get this skill? Shop [what level] or some side-quest?
From the shop. I don't remember the exact level, but I want to say you should have it by Shop Level 6. (I "rapid fired" my way from Shop Level 7 to 9 near the end of the main quest, and I'm pretty sure it was available at least one level before that.)
My Gorge is rather Flamy today ...
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Re: Getting the most out of your Passive Skill Points
9 months 3 weeks ago #5067
Got it and managed to get Endurance Master on 2nd try. Though what I did was this:
1. Equip "Who Knows"
3. Get into fight and see if got extra turn.
4. If no, reload, unequip and re-equip "Who Knows" till you get extra turn.
It works for those looking to keep a low Defeat or Escapes count.
Now, just got to figure out which others were activated.
Tip to get desired skills:
Well, don't buy too many skills till you get Who Knows. Works better with characters you haven't used so far, if you choose to use them later. I plan to use it to get desired skills on Trisha, Gorodo and Zolerus in post-game. Only skill they all got is Poison Resistance.