Hey be welcome to the game rosalind! Squires that already have occupations may appear at your door but I think it's a little rare lol A squire with an occupation will deal more damage to certain kind of monsters and won't deal less damage to others, and with higher occupation level the squire could deal more damage too lol I think that if you give an occupation to a squire with a book, there isn't a way to make it go back to normal, but if you use another book on it with another occupation it will change the occupation of the squire. I hope that could help a little! ^^
A Squire will always attack first the monster subject to their occupation. This can mess up with your strategy, specially if you are juggling with monsters stronger that any single Squire, like in Lost Mythos. You need them to attack in groups, but your occupational Squires will each go after their favorite monsters, sometimes leaving other Squires in disadvantage against stronger foes.
For example, let's say you get Raiju, two Ents and one Mono-Pegasus in a room. If you have a Wolfhound Squire, him/her will attack Raiju first, while the others deal with the rest of the monsters, and if your Squire has not enough levels, most probably Raiju will kill him/her because it will be one-on-one against the strongest foe.
Or vice-versa. Your Wolfhoud will go kill harmless Kobolds while the rest is struggling to subdue a pack of Chimeras.
I have tried to tweak it with Squire stances (Normal Mode, Elude/Evade, Stand/Fight, Strong Foe) to no avail. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but my occupational Squires sometimes get in trouble due to their occupation.
Just for you to keep it in mind ;] Hope it helps. Ah, and welcome!
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2013 22:39:37 GMT -5 by Hanashi
Alas, there's always a price... Thank you so much for this information. I probably would never have noticed this, until there was an instance where my entire party ended up dead (and even then, I'd most likely still have no idea what I did wrong).
Do normal squires always go after the strongest monster, the weakest, or is it random/determined by Strong Foe? I haven't developed a strategy at all, because at this point I've been treating squires as random killing machines that one cuts loose and then ignores, unless they're in danger of dying... which will probably start being very dangerous a few levels from now.
Thanks for the welcome, and thank you so much for letting me know about the cons of occupations.