Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Welcome to our Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks guide. Whether you’re a beginner or […]

Welcome to our Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks guide. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned vet, here’s a list of community tips that you might find helpful. We know that there are people who have a hard time finishing the Tactics Ogre Reborn game. If you are one of those who find it difficult to finish the game, let’s take you to our Tactics Ogre Reborn guide.

Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned vet, here’s a list of community tips that you might find helpful.

Menus a drag?

Scroll through item/spell/skill slots when slotting things using a controller!
On PS controller, hold “square” + “L2” or “R2”
On Xbox, hold “X” + “LT” or “RT”

What’s more valuable than priceless?

Don’t sell your crafting texts and codices!

I believe in the PSP version, you get to keep the crafting recipes even after selling the texts. In Reborn, you do not get that luxury.

For example, I sold the “On Medicine I” and lost access to those recipes. I wasn’t able to repurchase it and I wasn’t sure if it would drop elsewhere. Luckily I had an auto-save file before I sold the item.

Size doesn’t matter, but order does!

Keep an eye on the attack turn order! This is really important if you plan on setting up combos or to recruit new units.

Remember, multiple actions will increase the wait time before your unit acts again, so don’t take unnecessary actions!

You can also use spells like Torpor or Boon of Swiftness to alter a unit’s recovery time.

Put ’em to sleep! – Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Anyone who’s played the PSP version knows how incessant the enemy spellcasters were with status spells and disabling your units. Now the tables have turned!

  • Big baddie causing problems? Try putting them to sleep!
  • Afraid of the berserker constantly crushing your units? Paralyze or charm them!
  • Friendly AI units keep killing a new potential unit you’re so desperately trying to recruit? Let that AI catch some Zzz’s!

Yes, join the dark side…

Having a hard time recruiting? Here’s a couple tips.

  • First off, you cannot recruit units in training!!
  • Disarm and unequip any guest units to reduce their chances of killing off your fresh meat.
  • Make sure the target has less than 25% health, the lower the better.
  • Make sure the recruiting unit is directly adjacent to the target.
  • Be prepared to heal your new recruit once you get them! I tend to save the action of my recruiter to use a heal item on them immediately after a successful recruit.
  • Use the help menu to find the category of the target if you are unsure what race the target is in order to equip the correct recruit skill. To do this, open up their condition page, press the help button, and navigate over to their sprite. For example, to recruit Beast units, use the Subdue skill from Beast Tamers.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

It’s alive!

While crafting is optional, it is more than highly recommended.

After a certain point in the game, crafting becomes available. Take your time with it! Certain items gain effects after being upgraded! Boots/leg guards are the real MVP! I STRONGLY suggest upgrading these first.

Check out some of the upgraded weapon effects as well, as they can turn useless weapons into something deadly (looking at you, Breached).

Vive la résistance!

All armor has some innate resistance if you check their status page. Those numbers reduce overall damage. How it’s reduced, I’m not entirely sure – reduced multipliers, percentages? If you know, please share!

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

Upgrading armor (helmets, body armor, gloves, boots) increases those resistances which in turn can absolutely help squishy units take much less damage! For example, upgrading a basic Warrior’s or Defender’s Ring will increase resistances to blunt, slash, and pierce from 1 to 3!

Tactics Ogre: Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Of course, the most important thing is to get the total defense value as high as you can get it.

Spring cleaning

Don’t be afraid to sell extra gear if you’re low on funds. If you haven’t access to particular “extracurricular” activities for funds and treasure yet, sell any unnecessary weapons and armor.

Which way to the gun show?

Stats can make characters much more effective.

If you want your healer to heal more, raise that Mind MND stat! (unconfirmed)
Want to pull of Matrix style dodges? Avoidance AVD is your friend.
Need to hit harder? Raise Strength STR or Dexterity DEX!
Want more accuracy with spells? Take a look at raising the Mind MND stat!

Stats can be raised using green cards found on the field after defeating foes, or through Charms! If you ever need help understanding what the stats do, the help menu is your buddy!

Arrows? Bah, ’tis but a scratch

Bows have been really tuned down this time around. They are not entirely useless, however. It seems damage is based on sheer stat number, along with multipliers.

Allow your bow users to handle “soft” units, or pick off enemies with low health. This can be very effective with winged or flying units as they can reach high places to pelt enemies from above.

To make them effective on armored units, either try using their finishing skills, attacking an enemy inflicted with the Breached status, or attacking an enemy inflicted with Fear! Also, being on higher ground will increase damage output.

If all else fails, increasing the unit’s Dexterity (DEX) by a substantially will make bows powerful. Let’s hear those arrows sing!

Go long! – Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Items are great to turn the tide of battle. Make sure all your units have items equipped!

It is recommended to carry at least one healing item and a blessing stone to revive incapacitated units.

Want to make items even more effective? Some units have the ability to throw items. Experiment with this ability and toss some consumables! Some may have explosive results… Bull’s eye!

Heart of the cards

I’m personally not a huge fan of the buff card system, but use it to your advantage! Go out of your way to grab those cards. It can be the difference between a downed friendly unit or an unstoppable one. On the flip side, if you don’t grab them, the enemies will!

Scout Regiment

This is such a helpful feature! Use this to prepare your troop composition and skills. I try to keep one of every unit that is able to use certain recruit skills in case I find someone/something I want in my party!

Also, once you have access to “extracurricular” activities, you can walk into a dungeon map to scout, see what units are there, and back out if you don’t like the units you are up against. When walking into the stage again, the units will be refreshed along with the composition .

Going berserk?

Friendly berserker got your allies in the crossfire? Equip a one hand weapon and shield to prevent this! Attack with the shield on a single unit to save that Berserk proc for the thicc unit comps.


Looking for some amazing sushi tanks? Beast units are fantastic tanks that can dish out incredible damage.

Personally, I recommend getting an Octopus ASAP. Their physical stats are bonkers, and they are capable of dealing insane AoE (area of effect) damage! Pair them with a beast tamer and you’ve got yourself a living sushi weapon.

OH and hear me out, beast units are fantastic archers.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

You’re a wizard – Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

MP is the bread and butter of this game.

Units with Meditate are great in that they are able to pull off finishing moves and spells more often than not! Those without it must take care when using MP in order to have it available in times when it matters most. Nothing is worse than getting up close and personal with the boss and you’re a few points short of a finisher because you casted heal earlier!

Also, the Drain Mind spell is a great way at disabling enemies from pulling off finishers on your units!

Weeb it out

Certain classes swordmaster and ninja make great assault units with versatile play styles. They are effective as melee harassers, single target multi-hit spellcasters, status appliers, and even healers! Recruit them the chance you get before you are able to grab their classmarks!

Oooh, pretty colors!

Matching a character’s elements with elemental spells and items gives a damage boost!

Magically delicious – Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

Weapon skill now increases offensive spell damage! Make sure you pair a weapon skill on your spellcaster! The weapon skill will also gain experience when you cast offensive spells.

For spell accuracy, make sure your spellcaster has the passive ability “Concentration” for the effect Spellstrike, otherwise use the item “Black Lizard Powder” for the effect.

Going once…

Need some cash? Auction off your large units (beasts, dragons, etc.). Be sure to look for new items in the shop after auction…

Upgrade your armguards and legguards asap! (user Tobi89)

You should upgrade your armguards and legguards to +1 as soon as possible!

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

Armguards +1 grants Jump which lets your unit jump +1 higher, making it much easier to climb things, while legguards +1 grants Swiftfoot! which gives +1 move to movement distance.

There are also some body armors that grant the Wade ability which allows the unit to move a bit further through water, but it’s not as important as +1 move and +1 jump when it comes to moving around the battlefield.

Pick a weapon!

All weapons are linked to a weapon skill. As the skill increases in levels, so does the weapon’s damage and accuracy. This also works for weapons associated with spells like rods. As the skill increases, the character will also learn finishing moves – the first being at skill level 10.

Skill levels and finishing moves gained with the weapon are transferable between classes as long as the class can wield the weapon!

Melee is stronk!

Early on, damage between ranged/melee/magic is fairly even. As time goes on, melee damage will often out-damage ranged and magic by a fair amount.

Ranged damage is good against lightly armored enemies like casters, but their damage will drop sharply as the game progresses. Magic will often times also drop in damage, though magic users have a lot of utility in the added effects they can afflict on enemies.

Overall, it’s recommended to use a mainly melee oriented team for maximum effect!

Just point and click on their heads! – Tactics Ogre Reborn Community Tips & Tricks

One thing I haven’t seen anyone notice at all yet is that you can actually target enemies slightly out of your visible bow range and still hit them! This applies to shortbows and longbows.

However, this does not work for crossbows, blowguns, and spells. These things require a target within range.

Instead, they follow a different rule – you are able to target other units (friend or foe) within range in order to hit units in between the selected target! This also includes targeting destructible objects, such as bushes and crates. There are some exceptions to this, such as Drain Life, where you cannot target a friendly unit.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

Ex: (x)- – -(o)<—-(o)

Coming in hot!

Rampart Auras holding you back from eviscerating your foes?

Some units have the passive skill Siege which allows them to ignore Rampart Aura effects. Combined with upgraded leg guards, the -1 movement penalty is negligible.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn - Community Tips & Tricks!

See the terror in their eyes

If you haven’t found one already, certain units Terror Knights can cause the Fear effect with their skills and abilities.

I recommend slotting one of these into the party. Pair this unit with a 2-hand sword capable of the Breach effect? You’ll mow down tanks with ease. These units can easily make the toughest tank a helpless blob of meat on bones.

For the stat nerds…
Fright increases damage taken by the unit ~20%, while also reducing the damage they deal by a whopping ~65%!
Breach reduces an enemies defense, increasing physical damage they take by ~55%!

An opponent with both the Breached and Frightened status takes an additional ~80% of damage!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *