Despite countless hours of playing Etrian Odyssey Untold, I haven't messed TOO much with the grimore system and I noticed Simon was using a grimore that only had like 2 skills, so I decided it was time to synth some. And I ran out of room, so there's that as well. After messing with it a bit, I realized I don't know how it works as well as I thought I did.
(I know I could google a lot of this but pretty much every site that would be useful is blocked here =p.)
So my understanding was any skills on the gem that I equip, the user would gain access to those skills.
For example, I made a whip mastery (which states that it gives the character the ability to use whips) one with a few other skills. I wasn't able to equip a whip on that character and none of the skills show up.
I equipped a second character with a gem that has resuscitate (because having only Simon be able to revive was getting to be a problem). The skill does not show up when I go to the skill menu in the field.
And yet, my third character who had a gem with [skill that I can't recall the name of but makes it so anytime you kill an enemy as that character, the party gets HP back] worked just fine.
What am I missing?
Also, do they gain level as you use them? I've never paid attention to the numbers next to the skills and if they grow or not.