Alef
Alef.jpg
Awesome Foxling Mage Alef
Vital statistics
Class Mage -> Wizard
Gender Female
Race Vulpes (unofficially known as the "Foxling" race)
Faction Shining Force
Birthplace "the woods west of Bustoke" (her words)
Relatives Mother and Father (both unnamed, both incapable of using magic)
Appearances Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon

Alef is a playable Mage in Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention and its remake.

Background[edit | edit source]

When you first meet her, she and Torasu have been holding back the Runefaust army at the Tower of the Ancients. They are happy to see reinforcements and join you to continue the fight.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Alef is a spirited and kind young foxling. She teams up with Torasu to go with Max to defeat Darksol.

RoDD version of Alef

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Alef's main purpose is to act as a late-game mage. She is very powerful and has the most magic of all 3 mages. Bolt level 2 is very useful for the first four battles after acquiring Alef, and with efficient use of the spell, she will gain experience points very rapidly. She overall does the highest amount of damage spread of all Force members as she can hit large numbers doing the same damage to each potentially thanks to the Bolt spells. She has the highest MP amount of all mages.

Her stats suffer because of the focus on high MP. She will not take hits very well compared to Anri or Tao due to lower HP and defence. Also, her spells, as powerful as they are, are not very MP efficient and she can eat through her MP very quickly despite its large amount. Due to her spells' reach, range and damage, Alef easily will steal XP from other Force members if she damages or kills large amounts of enemy forces. It does not matter if she kills 3 enemies or 15; she will get the same amount of maximum XP. When using her, players must apply some restraint. Like Domingo, she has Desoul. This spell is a instant kill spell. It is unreliable, but is the fastest way to clear battles early on and if odds are good a good spell for speed runners. She has no tactical spells and focuses only on offensive spells.

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Alef icon.gif
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Powers & Magic[edit | edit source]

Alef can cast the following spells:

Spell Icon Level Acquired
L1 L2 L3 L4
Blaze Magic Blaze Icon-RoDD.gif
Freeze Magic Freeze Icon-RoDD.gif
Bolt Magic Bolt Icon-RoDD.gif 17 22 30
Desoul Magic Desoul Icon-RoDD.gif 26
  • Unlike in the original version, levels do not stack; therefore, if promoted early, a spell learned at level 12 unpromoted must be learned at level 12 promoted.
  • — indicates the character has already learned the spell.
  • An empty field means the character cannot learn up to that spell's level.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • At the beginning of the battle with Dark Dragon: "Power of thunder! Hear my command! Destroy this vile apparition of evil!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Alef's name misspelled

  • Alef's name has been misspelled in some of the game guides as Aleffe.
  • Alef is a programming language created by Phil Winterbottom.
  • Alef, also spelled Aleph, is the first letter of the Pro-Cananite alphabet.
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