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Recorded Jan 28th 12am on FlameMasterElan 48:15 3
This is where things really start changing depending on your final party. If you're planning on using Rolf or Marcia, try to give them most of the kills and send Soren with Titania, Mia and Ilyana to defeat the beach enemies. I'd also highly recommend Boss Abusing with the two of them to get them above level 8-ish. Even if you're not planning on using Marcia, try to get her a level or two, because it'll be helpful for Chapter 11.
Recorded Jan 27th 1am on FlameMasterElan 37:18 2
This Chapter can be a nightmare your first time playing it. I prefer to position Ike to the west, with Soren so he can recruit Ilyana, then Boyd to the east and Oscar to the west, while Titania kills the boss. If you're planning on using Mia, have her support one of the other characters. Just have Rhys heal as often as possible and keep your health up with vulneraries and the such and you should be fine.
Recorded Jan 26th 4am on FlameMasterElan 43:57 3
Chapter 7 can be trickier, so you might want to have Soren and Ike help clear the enemies to the west before they head north. Don't worry about Mia, she'll come to you. Just be careful about crossing that invisible line until you're ready, and make sure you kill the thief before he reaches the chests.
Recorded Jan 26th 3am on FlameMasterElan 36:26 1
Chapter 6 is a break in the rising difficulty. There are a lot of enemies, but they really shouldn't pose too much of an issue. Just position your party so they can fight as soon as they step out of the hedges, and have Oscar try to take out the enemies to the west while the main party heads down the eastern bridge.
Recorded Jan 26th 3am on FlameMasterElan 28:03 2
The first Defend Chapter, and a Fog of War Chapter on top of it, this fight can be a bit tricky, but it really isn't too bad. I like to position Ike, Boyd and Soren on the west, while Oscar, Gatrie, Titania and Shinon take the south and have Rhys run to whoever needs healing. You'll probably need to kill the boss with Titania or Shinon, but if you're not planning on using either, try to keep them from gaining too much experience. (I was planning on using both)
Recorded Jan 26th 2am on FlameMasterElan 25:52 4
Chapter 4's the first battle that really gave me trouble my first time through Hard Mode. After a few tries, however, I decided to just have the party defend near the start, with Titania, Gatrie, Ike and Shinon acting as a shield for Rhys and Soren. After you deal with the majority of the opponents, just use Gatrie to lure out the stragglers and take them down with Ike and Soren. It won't be too difficult, so long as you keep everyone healed.
Recorded Jan 26th 1am on FlameMasterElan 20:50 3
Chapter 3's not really that difficult, either. Just make sure not to cross that line by the little "stand" up and left from your starting position until you've killed all of the enemies outside of the ship and are able to move all of your party members and you should be fine.
Recorded Jan 26th 1am on FlameMasterElan 13:53 1
Chapter 2 is a bit tougher, since you have to protect Rhys, but it's still not that big of a deal. Just make sure you guard Rhys, and split up your units like I did and you should blast through the Chapter without many issues.