What are the best familiars?

#1 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I'm 10 hours in and I'm at the point now where I need to make choices about what familiars to have.
Reccomend me some good ones.

#2 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

Actually I think the point when you really have to decide on familiars is probably when you're about to beat the game or after you beat the game. At the point you are I just stuck with my Mite and Lemur,and depending on which familiar you got from the Trials I stuck with the Sea Nyiad,and than I caught a Purrloiner for the fast speed and attack. I'm just listing the ones I mainly used by the way.

#3 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2446 posts) -

Purrloiner is a good replacement for Mite until you can get a Dinoceros.

#4 Edited by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

@yoshimitz707:I'd still keep a Mite in my opinion for the other guy,I personally didn't like using Gunther for the new guy.

Oh I forgot! Catch a Deep Fry if you want too,I used it for awhile because of it's speed and it looks funny.

#5 Posted by pepperzz (160 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

Purrloiner is a good replacement for Mite until you can get a Dinoceros.

This is truth. My cat was an unstoppable pirate-cat until I got a couple of dinos. :D

#6 Posted by Marcsman (2876 posts) -

I'm at level 20 and still using Mitey the Mite.

#7 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2446 posts) -
@TohruAdachi But the problem is that Mite's stats are terrible compared to what I mention. You'd just be making the game harder using him.
#8 Posted by Sterling (1735 posts) -

Once you get a Dinoceros there is no point in using anything else.

#9 Posted by uniform (1830 posts) -

Notables I'm running with are Puss in Bouts, Puss in Boats, Catastroceros, Tokotocold. I'm very overleveled, so I'm not getting a real sense of how great these familiars are. The Purrloiners just feel good to use with their fast attack speed. Like feline rogues.

#10 Edited by Zeik (2113 posts) -

I didn't bother with Dinoceros until the post game, knowing how OP he was. There's no reason to make the game that much easier.

Of the ones I used, Turbandit is pretty great. His stats aren't the best early on, but he learns lots of useful spells and by the third stage (Turban Myth is what I chose) his stats start to shoot up. The Seed Sprite you get early on is also quite good. He learns a great all heal spell and some strong water spells. Also Captain Whamtastic...because Captain Whamtastic.

#11 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

I suggest getting Swaine a Clinkityclank.

#12 Posted by Zeik (2113 posts) -

Oh, and I also gave Swaine a Tin-man, who turned out to be a pretty good offensive tank. His only real downside is his horrible accuracy, but he gets great defense and attack and Beam-Man can even learn healing skills.

#13 Posted by D_Bones (362 posts) -

@Damian: what are it's benefits? Just because as a sidequest I caught a tinman, a clinkity clank and a gear familar and was trying to pick one to use for Swaine. So far I have started leveling tinman because he is a huge tank but if clank dude is better would go with him (he looks cooler)

#14 Posted by Petiew (1279 posts) -

Get Monolith. He's the stone tablet that's running around in the area between the desert and the swimsuit town.
The guy has insanely high physical defence (Even at relatively low levels the evolutions will have over 200+ easily) and a taunt move that'll draw all of the attention to him. Really useful for regular and boss battles.

#15 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -

@D_Bones: He's a magic heavy familiar who isn't weak or slow. Plus his storm moves look great, and he's adorable.

#16 Posted by Stepside (506 posts) -

I'm at level 27 - just got to Hamelin and beat the tank. Still using Mitey while I wait for my Purrloiner to get at level 33 so I can morph him with max stats ;)

#17 Posted by AlisterCat (5399 posts) -

I'm level 25ish and training a LittleBigHorn at the moment. Is that any good? I just liked the look of it and want to replace my mite. I only use one familiar really.

#18 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (427 posts) -

When and where can you get a Dinoceros? Also how do you fast travel, when does that become available?

#19 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

I like the pom pom, resistant to physical and has mean attacks.

#20 Posted by geirr (2381 posts) -

Baatender for life.

#21 Posted by AlisterCat (5399 posts) -

How big of a deal is Hurley's evolutions slow move and attack speed. They are one and two stars respectively. He has insane stats though so I'd like to keep him and keep going but I wonder if it's going to get me killed later on.

#22 Posted by TohruAdachi (261 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

How big of a deal is Hurley's evolutions slow move and attack speed. They are one and two stars respectively. He has insane stats though so I'd like to keep him and keep going but I wonder if it's going to get me killed later on.

It's probably best to keep,but I believe there's another slow familiar you get in the game,but he's like a dozen times stronger than Hurley and he has like two stars on movement speed and attack speed I believe,on the other hand only keep a slow familiar if it has good defense and attack or it'll end up getting you kill. I don't really use Hurley so I'm not sure about defense

#23 Posted by Demoskinos (13873 posts) -
@8bit_Archer
When and where can you get a Dinoceros? Also how do you fast travel, when does that become available?
The Genie's steps is where you'll find Dinoceros. Which is the rocky cliffs above the temple of trials. You can't access them until you get your last bit of transportation.
#24 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

My main one is a Puss in Boats (second final Purrloiner form) and it's pretty strong. I gave Swaine a Dinoceros since he kept dying on me in the longer battles. Esther still has her default one.

I also like the Girlfiend forms.

#25 Posted by me3639 (1607 posts) -

@geirr said:

Baatender for life.

One of the best names in the game, but there are so many like that.

#26 Edited by Hellstrom (199 posts) -

I have Catastroceros on Swaine, and Demoliceros on Oliver....needless to say, everything gets raped pretty much xD Oliver & Swaine's familar health doesn't even go down unless someone does a powerful magic attack in which case it still doesn't move down much.

Esther has been using the same fatass Bird since i started the game. He's in 3rd form with magic attack all the way up, the bird also rapes everything with his AoE attacks especially the bubble bath one.

Oliver line up is basicaly: Demoliceros, Dynamite (aka Jotun) , Fountainhead (Aka Cloud, only kept him on the team because of his ressurect power incase Swaine or Ester went down, haven't ever had to use it though)

Ester: Electrongo, Wispula, Boo-Bougie (have refrained from evolving to 3rd form as he's never used)

Swaine: Catastroceros, Puss in Bouts, Grimray.

The rest of the line up is purely for back up, incase the others need to recharge, however the first party familars pretty much end most battles before the charge thing gets even halfway down. Its almost hilarious how much Catastrocers ( i named him Wrex) and Demoliceros (i named him Draugr) rape everything.

Although i don't use Oliver's starting familar much these days i still continue to feed Dynamite and upgrade him as i love the little guy, he is a badass, he's been a champ throughout the game, he's arguably still among my favorite familars :( i can't send him to the retreat.

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