I just finished (on January 9, 2024) The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC after knocking out FC in August 2023, and I plan to wrap up the trilogy at some point this year. These games are great for a lot of reasons, but the combat systems have been especially stuck in my head. I don't think everything about the combat is particularly necessary or good, but I do find it interesting. I wanna break it down and explore some of what I find interesting about it.

Turn Order

Probably my favorite thing to fiddle with in Trails' combat is turn order. There are 3 timings battle actions can have: