Ecaflips or Ecaflip's Coin are the risk-takers of battle. With a wide array of stylish attacks, they gamble their lives on the turn of the cards or the roll of the dice. They have many interesting spells that can easily bring them to ruin, or elevate them to glory. True to their daring nature, they often tempt fate and fight on the front lines, sometimes even damaging themselves with their own spells. Their elemental spells are primarily Earth, with a few Fire spells, a random Air/Water spell, and one completely Air spell.
The characteristics most closely associated with this class are:
- Strength: It is most recommended to boost your Strength as high as possible to make full use of the majority of the Ecaflip's Earth-based spells, as in the Ecaflip/Strength build. Strength can be raised to 100 before reaching the soft cap.
- Agility: Bluff is an early, powerful attack that does Air damage 50% of the time. In addition, all Ecaflips benefit to some degree from raising it, both for the minor effect on Critical hit and increased odds of dodging and preventing dodges. Agility can be raised to 50 before reaching the soft cap.
- Chance: Bluff does Water damage the other 50% of the time, making Chance another attractive stat for an Ecaflip who relies on it. It is recommended to scroll your Chance up to 25 (as small Chance scrolls are very cheap) first for the Ecaflip/Chance build. Chance can be raised to 20 before reaching the soft cap.
The other characteristics are:
- Intelligence: Build with caution. Topkaj can be a potent attack and Intelligence boosts the healing portion of the Ecaflip's largely unreliable healing spells. The low soft cap of 20 means that an Intelligence-based Ecaflip has an uphill climb at best.
- Wisdom: A good set will take care of this one or boost this stat with scrolls. It is recommended not to use characteristic points gained from leveling.
- Vitality: Somewhat useful. Some Ecaflip spells are self-harming and extra Vitality enables Ecaflips to survive them. This trait was more recommended when All or Nothing was the favored build, but is less useful now that its effect has been changed to be less reliable.
The Class spells available to members of the Ecaflip class are:
|Water steal damage on enemies, Heals when used on allies. Pushes the target.|
|Heads or Tails||1|| |
|Inflicts medium Earth damage, then heals the target. Heals more on allies.|
|Ecaflip's Luck||1||Hits taken that turn will heal. But the following turn, incoming damage is doubled.|
|Catnip||1||Grants 1 MP for 1 AP.|
Water or Air
|Inflicts either Water or Air damage. Highly random damage.|
|Perception||6||Reveals invisible traps and creatures. Increases the caster's and their allies damage. Heals allies if in Lucky Devil state.|
|Repercussion||9||Increases the target's Vitality temporarily.|
|Summoning Claw||13|| |
Kitten does Water damage.
|Summons a Kitten.|
|All or Nothing||17|| |
|Deals Water damage, then heals on the next turn. If in Lucky Devil state: damage doesn't affect allies, and heals don't affect enemies.|
|Roulette||21||Applies a random boost to everyone for one turn.|
|Medium-ranged Fire damage.|
|Rough Tongue||31|| |
|Medium-ranged Fire damage with a small Area of Effect. Reduces the targets' range.|
|Wheel of Fortune||36||Increases Percent damage at the cost of a loss of resistance in a few turns.|
|Feline Spirit||42|| |
|Short-ranged, high Earth damage. Deals damage to the caster if not used again the next turn.|
|Clover||48||Puts the caster into the Lucky Devil state, which changes some spell effects, greatly increases heals, but decreases damage.|
|Smell||54||Increases the MP of everyone near the caster by 3 and reduces their AP by 3, on the following turn the effects are reversed.|
|Agility damage in a small Area of effect. Applies permanent damage penalty to the targets.|
|Playful Claw||70|| |
|Linear Earth area damage. No Line of Sight necessary. Water damage if in Lucky Devil state.|
|Claw of Ceangal||80|| |
|Air damage. Reduces the target's AP if the target is healed.|
|Deals Earth, Fire, Water and Air damage. Damage can occur instantly, after 1, 2 or 3 turns.|
|Fate of Ecaflip||100|| |
|Random Earth damage. If target is pushed against a wall, it may remove up to 4 MP per cast (MP removal effect does not stack on same target).|
|Summoning of Ecaflip Dopple||200||Summons an Ecaflip Dopple|
°=Not recommended, +=Longshot build (require high investment), ++=Fun but challenging build, +++=Proven, solid build
|Pure elemental builds|
|Strength-based||+++||Most popular build. Has very good range and becomes deadly in close combat. Starts off weak but becomes progressively more powerful at higher levels. Can rely on swords for weapon damage. Versatile attacking spells. Excellent in PvP and PvM.|
|Intelligence-based||+++||Strong healer build with powerful damage. Scrolling is highly recommended as soft caps are very low. However, due to the recent buffs to Heads or Tails and Topkaj, it has become just as viable as strength.|
|Agility-based||+++||Gambler build. Dependent on Bluff, Reflex and Claw of Ceangal. Close-combat fighter. Weaker than strength in terms of damage, has less range and is less versatile in offense. Favors weapon combat as critical hits are easier to get. Lower soft caps means scrolling is highly recommended. Likewise to intelligence Ecaflips, in the recent class changes, agility Ecaflips have gained a new spell.|
|Chance-based||+||High damage build with health-steal. Uses: Bluff, Felintion, All or Nothing, and Playful Claw in the Lucky Devil state, without the critical hit and dodging benefits of Agility. Requires scrolling. Recent changes have rendered it playable.|
|Hybrid elemental builds|
|Agility + Strength||++||Variant of the Strength-based build. Trades damage for better mobility and Critical Hit rate, and larger array of attacks. Has more weapon options, such as the Clawettes. Can also be used to steal a high amount of AP with the Heads or Tails + Claw of Ceangal combo.|
|Intelligence + Vitality||+||Variant of the Intelligence-based build. More defensive.|
|Chance + Agility||++||Variant of the Agility-based build. Bluff deals more consistent damage. Limited gear choices as 1/2 bluff is essential. Despite bluff's recent nerf (more consistency/lower damage), it is somewhat viable to build Chance + Agility, although scrolling is extremely recommended.|
|Omni-elemental||+++||Another variant of the Agility-based build. Deals damage with Rekop and Perfidious Boomerang. Extremely expensive to build. High damage with long range when built right.|
See the general Leveling guide or the specific build pages.
- Reading Ecaflip backwards gives "pilface". Add an "e" in between pil and face and you get pileface, which is pronounced roughly the same (as without the e) in French. This comes from the French expression "pile ou face", which is their version of heads or tails.