Techniques That Need Damage Spading

I used to keep this page on a forum post here but moving to a real page so everyone can edit if they want.

I've been going through all the techniques that need damage spading and knocking off the easier ones. I went through and made a table to prioritize the remaining ones by ease of spading. ("Hard" = either actually difficult or just time consuming, eg. waiting for a snowmaiden to show up, (or both)). Some of these are pretty arbitrary designations though.

Please feel free to contribute.

Technique Difficulty To Learn Difficulty To Spade Notes
Acidic Ecofuel x xxxx (vs Writhing Flesh) needs pvp
Beginning Focus xxx (unlearnable) xx (defense)
Bloodied Dodge xx xxx (evasion) needs mechanics?
Bloodied Draw x x needs mechanics
Blossoming Peace xxx xx (evasion)
Breath Of Dust xx x needs mechanics
Brutal Claw x x
Bullet for Surt xx xx (vs. Melee)
Bullet For Ymir xx xx (vs. Stealth)
Burning Mask xxxxx xxx No idea, and mechanics unknown
Call Of The Moon xx (unlearnable) xxxx
Call To Feast xx xx need protein analyser, easier w/0 will
Channel Inspiration x xx easier w/0 will
Channel The Deep x xxxx (vs. Etheric, above and underwater)
Charmed Defense xxx xx (evasion power vs. E)
Clashing Blow x xx (evasion power vs. M)
Cloak Of Feathers xx xxx (evasion type/power)
Confused Focus xxx (unlearnable) xxx (evasion type/power)
Contempt xx (mechanics not fully understood) xxx (evasion/types)
Cover Fire xx (need to finished Hel's quest) xx
Cyberbowl Rush xxx xx (evasion type/power) needs long distance
Dance Of Silver xxx xxxx (evasion type/power) underwater/Dance of Silver
Defensive Prayer x xxx (evasion type/power) needs sober vs. etheric attack
Emerald Thoughts xx xxx (evasion power)
Fire Run xxxx (unknown mech) xx (evasion type/power)
Flittering Charm xx xxx (evasion type/power) also underground
Flowing Glow x (unlearnable) xx
Foresee xx ? needs mechanics/spading
Gamer's Shot xxxx x
Gem Break xxxx xx (evasion power vs. E)
Glass Helm xxx xxx (evasion type/power)
Grasp Of Pain xxx xxxx mechanics not understood,
and one very specialized case
Hollow Gaze xxx xxx (needs all of it)
Hunting Command xx xxxx (needs all of it, with complicated chains)
Incendiary Grenade (technique) xx xx underwater
Integrated Ram Play xxx xxxxx needs pvp cooperation
Leaping Dodge x xx test vs. E/F underwater
Lesson Of Flowers xxx xxxx (lots evasion power/types)
Lesson Of Spells xxx x
Lesson of Stars xxx xx
Lethal Resolve xxx (may need Ocean Sight?) xxxxx (evasion power/type) underwater, Cold Depths and cultured pearl
Light In The Shadow xx xx (evasion power vs E)
Masked Evasion xxx xx (evasion types, not power)
Metallic Summons xx xxx mechanics unknown, also underwater
Minute Focus xxx (unlearnable) x
Mirror Shot xx xxxx (mechanics unknown)
Mirror Strike xx xxxx (mechanics unknown)
Open Parasol xx ? mechanics really unknown
Organ Feast xxx x need Undying Heart
Owl's Mask (Technique) xxxx (slow) xx
Parry x x (evasion types) need Mercy Killer
Personal Focus (technique) xxx (unlearnable) x
Petrifying Roar xxxx (mechanics unknwon) xx
Practiced Step xx (target gallery) xxxx (evasion power/types) underwater
Predatory Leap x xxxxx (evasion power/types in all five moon chains
Princely Form xx xx (evasion power vs. M)
Reflected Gaze xx (unlearnable) xxxx (mechanics unknown)
ReflexCoil Leap xx x (just need vs F evasion test)
Release The Hounds x xx (evasion power vs E)
Scripted Dance xxx xxx (evasion power/types)
SDnano x xxx (mechanics unknown)
Shield Block x xxx need Mercy Killer; late serpent shield chains
Silver Bullets x xxxxx need Mercy Killer/Undead Scourge; pvp?
Skin Of The Wolf x (unlearnable) xxx (evasion power/types) mechanics unknown
Sovereign Soil xx xxx mechanics unknown
Spider Eyes xx xxx mechanics unknown
Stage Magic x xx
Staring Mask xx xx
Stellar Focus xxx (unlearnable) x
Swimming Charm x xx (evasion types)
Swinging Chain x xxxx (evasion power/types) mechanics unknown
Tactical Study xx xxx (evasion power/types)
Top Hat Trick x xxxxx test once per day
Tumbling Key xxx xx
Unexpected Grab x xxxx vs human underwater; needs pvp?
Vindictive Shot x xxxx needs Vigilante's pistol
Whiteout xxx xx (evasion power vs S)
Wildcat Play xxx xxxxx needs pvp
Winged Hunter (technique) xxxxx xxxxx mechanics unknown

* Potentially requires reset and/or really low stats

Needs other investigation

Other techniques that need investigation, such as mechanics for unlocking certain forms, include:

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