Remember how Avan could choose any class he wanted in Valkyria Chronicles 2? Valkyria Chronicles 3 lets all of the Nameless Squad members do that.
Sega gives players a new way to customize players with the Master Table. By connecting lines players can learn new battle potentials. In these screens Kurt is extended his abilities to acquire a new ability called "high potential." Players can scan the entire grid in advance to plan paths towards strong potentials.
Battle potentials strengthen characters during combat. Valkyria Chronicles 3 has another type of potential too, personal potentials. These are natural abilities which you get at the beginning of the game or earn by progressing through the story. Not all personal potentials are advantageous, some may handicap characters too.
One other difference between characters are their special actions. Kurt Irving’s power sounds particularly useful. His Direct Command ability lets him move without draining the AP gauge. Also, any comrades with him won’t take any damage.
Riela’s command unlocks her Valkyria power. She becomes invulnerable to damage after transforming and shoots enemies with a beam from her Valkyria spear.
Imca’s Open Arm command lets her shoot all of the enemies on screen with her special gun called a Vár. If you can all of the enemies in one spot its possible to eliminate multiple threats with one move.