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Sea of Stars – Character Skills Guide

Sea of Stars is the long-awaited retro JRPG game that turn-based action fans have been waiting for. If you’re a fan of Chrono Trigger and other classic SNES games, then it’s likely that this game has been on your radar for a while. Just like most other games in this genre, the game will centre on a group of friends who are on a quest to save the world. In this case, it is Zale and Valere who harness the power of the sun and moon, respectively. Along the way, they’ll be gathering a couple more team members on their journey. Note that this will be a spoiler-free review so IYKYK.

Each character that you’ll have to play in Sea of Stars has set paths and/or things they’re good at. For example, Valere is more of a Battle Monk character and trades high attacks for low defence. So you’ll want to align her stats and bonus stats more towards her Physical Attack and MP later.

In this Sea of Stars guide we’ll go through all the characters you’ll be recruiting in in the game, their skills stats and combos with everyone else.

   

Valere

WeaponMoonstaffAttack TypeLunar Magic
TitleLunar MonkFavourite FoodPeach Strudel

Valere is one of the starting characters in Sea of Stars. She is a Child of the Solstice, born during the Winter Solstice and thus gifted with lunar magic. She walks the path of the Guardian Goddess Luana. Trained in the martial ways of the monk she can absorb Eclipse Orbs in her moonstaff to dish out massive damage. The Elder Mist sees great potential in her, believing she might one day be the one to “create paths on water”.

Prioritise Stats: MP (for Disorient) and Physical Attack

Valere Skills

SkillDescriptionCost
Crescent ArcSmashes enemies in an arc.6 MP
MoonerangMagic projectile that can bounce to multiple targets.7 MP
Lunar ShieldShield and slightly heal allies with miniature moons.10 MP

Combos

SkillAssistDescriptionCost
Solstice StrikeZaleDual attack. Each regenerates 3MP.1 CP
Bash DropGarlDeals moderate blunt damage to one target.2 CP
Mending LightZaleRestore HP to all allies.3 CP
SoonrangZaleShoots an Eclipse magic projectile that hits multiple targets
Lunar BulwarkGarlProtective Moons shield all allies.
Moon ShivSeraiDeals high damage to one target.
 

Zale

WeaponSunbladeAttack TypeSolar Magic
TitleSolar BladedancerFavourite FoodTomato Club

Zale is one of the starting characters in Sea of Stars. She is a Child of the Solstice, born during the Summer Solstice and thus gifted with solar magic. He walks the path of the  Guardian God Solen. Trained in the ways of the blade-dancer he can absorb Eclipse Orbs whenever his attacks need an extra kick. The Elder Mist foretold that, in order to find his light and achieve his full potential, he will first need to “stare at the night inside of him.”

Prioritise Stats: MP (for Sunball) and Magic (to power up healing) in the early game. Later on, you’ll be able to specialise Zale in whatever you want since he’s a fairly balanced character.

Zale Skills

SkillDescriptionCost
Healing lightRestores HP to a single ally.4 MP
SunballA Solar magic projectile that splashes to nearby targets.8 MP
Dash StrikePhysical damage on all enemies. Can be boosted to add sun.

Combos

SkillAssistDescriptionCost
Solstice StrikeValereDual attack. Each regenerates 3MP.1 CP
Mending LightValereRestores HP to all allies.3 CP
Solar RainGarlHits all enemies with Sun damage.2 CP
SoonrangValereShoots an Eclipse magic projectile that hits multiple targets
X-StrikeSeraiDeals Sword, Sun, and Venom damage to all enemies.
 

Garl

WeaponCauldron LidAttack Type
TitleWarrior CookFavourite FoodFood

Garl is best friends with Valere and Zale even though he is a regular kid devoid of any special powers. Along with his training as a cook, his innately strong constitution makes him a capable defensive fighter, giving him the tools to support his two best friends in their Solstice Warrior duties.

His Warrior Cooking skills play a great support role and he’s able to heal the party well. The Elder Mist hesitantly approves of him and requires that he remember his own limitations when it comes to combat. It is written in the stars that his heart just might be warm enough to “soothe a long tormented soul.”

Prioritise Stats: Physical Attack and MP.

Garl Skills

SkillDescriptionCost
HurlGarl hurls an enemy to another position.3 MP
NourishGarl trows a snack at a friend (medium heal).7 MP
Cooker SurpriseExplosion

Combos

SkillAssistDescriptionCost
Bash DropValereDeals moderate blunt damage to one target.2 CP
Lunar BulwarkValereProtective Moons shield all allies.
Solar RainZaleSun damage on all enemies.2 CP
 

Seraï

WeaponDaggersAttack TypeToxic
TitlePortal AssassinFavourite FoodUnknown

Serai is unlocked after reaching the Cursed Woods and the town of Lucent. She’s a portal assassin and deals toxic damage to enemies.

Prioritise Stats: Physical Attack and MP.

Serai Skills

SkillDescriptionCost
Venom FlurryThrows venomous darts to all enemies.3 MP
DisorientKicks an enemy and delays their action.7 MP
Phase ShivTeleports to backstab the target with a venom-coated blade.

Combos

SkillAssistDescriptionCost
X-StrikeZaleDeals Sword, Sun, and Venom damage to all enemies.
Arcane Barrage[spoiler]Deals multiple arcane hits and delays a single target’s turn.
Moon ShivValereDeals high damage to one target.
 

Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars by Sabotage Studio is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

The game is out now on the PlayStation 5|4, Xbox, PC – Steam.

 

SEA OF STARS GUIDES