Hi all - this is meant to be a semi-humorous rant on Tyrin, one of my favorite SF-II characters - and perhaps the best Wizard in the game, due to his spell selection by the end-game.
HOWEVER...he also strains my patience to an extreme degree, in the Default Game at least, due to his pathetic....horrible....terrible....annoyingly annoying...spell progression rate !
Basically, this guy takes FOREVER - seemingly - to get Freeze-3....which is absurd, considering Kazin (for example) has Blaze-3 for most of the game (around Taros or slightly thereafter, most times).
In my current playthrough of the default game on Super - on Sonic's UGC for XBox...I got Tyrin at Creed's, then waited till he was Level-30 to promote (no reason to rush it for Mage-Wizard types, I generally feel - and he can use a few extra points of defense - he still gets 1-shotted by everything though
Now...after promotion at Level-30 (meaning he got 6 Levels already from 24 to 30)....I've managed to baby him (feed him some kills, use Protect Ring a bit) ...enough to just (in the Jaro-battle before Moun) ....reach Level-6 (Promoted).
...HE STILL DOESN'T HAVE FREEZE-3 !!!!!
ELEVEN (11) LEVELS AFTER HE JOINS YOU AND HE STILL DOESN'T GET A LEVEL-3 MAGIC SPELL ???
Grrr...sorry ....that just annoys me to no end - I had forgotten just HOW obnoxious it was/is - since I have been playing around with a modified version of SF-2 using the various Editor tools SFC's members have developed (SF-2-Edit, The Caravan)....and in there, I'd remembered to specifically increase the rate that many of the characters learn their spells).
But the default game is just ridiculous, as relates to Tyrin. There's no reason...at all...why he shouldn't have Freeze-3 by at least Zalbard ! Surely by Level-30 he should get it ....that's SIX levels after he joins you, meaning without Power Leveling(Egress stuff) - you would likely be ...at Zalbard by the time he'd hit around that level....
Also ...while I'm at it....what a pathetic assortment of spells - to start ! - that they gave him in the Default Game !!!
Blaze-2 and Freeze-2 ??? REALLY designers ? Really ? He's a Level-24 character...and he's got...(only) Freeze-2 as his "big damage spell"....oooh...scary.
He should START with Blaze-3, Freeze-2...at a minimum...and possibly give him Sleep-1 as well.
Then my idealized progression would be:
Level-27 - Bolt-1
Level-35- Sleep-2 (use SF-2 Edit to make it a slightly larger range version of spell)
Something like that....much more reasonable, and sensible.
When you have a guy that dies to 1-hit from...oh, pretty much ANYTHING, on Super Mode.....to have him gimped as badly as they do in the default game (for so much of the time after you get him) - is just frustrating.