couple of questions about the grade shop

#1 Posted by dongabilondo (333 posts) -

first, carrying over artes. Since you keep your level, what exactly do you lose from this? is it just the additional artes from sidequests?

second, carrying over AD skills. Does this mean that if you dont purchase this then you lose your cumulative stat points? and if you dont, then what do you lose here?

and lastly, what are the "special items"? is this just key-items (item section with treasure chest icon)?

thanks ahead of time, would like to know if i can cut some corners on my grade grinding before i finish this playthrough.