Originally Posted by meltyace
But you would want BD3 anyway as it has a beam rifle and better stats.
(lets not talk about BD2)
Well BD1's B rank while BD3's BR rank, so it's natural BD3's stat should be "slightly" higher.
MG vs. Beam Rifle...personally I prefer Beam Rifle, but that doesn't mean MG sucks, I just don't know how to use one properly to make it powerful.
Skill-wise, beside EXAM they both got a good skill, although some may take BD1's EXAM on skill 2 slot is a loss, but in my view to have the other Veteran Ranger skill on first slot is quite nice, helps a lot to survive from rock, especially when they know you're a low HP scissor with hax EXAM skill.
thing that I feel BD1 is inferior to BD3 is the Special, with BD3 being having Range Special, I got nothing to say.