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My final verdict with this classic.

Posted: 22nd October 2023 15:00

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I came to a final verdict in the classic Final Fantasy Tactics game. The se7en classes I have narrowed it down to are in order from first to worse. They have fewer situational uses over other classes.
This is based on their pure class without Math Skill otherwise Calculator is 0 since it requires mastery of the spellcasters. Here are my preferences...
0: Calculator with access to all spells.
1: Ninja - Speed is key.
2: Monk - Healing is key.
3: Knight - Knight Swords are key.
4: Lancer - Solid Attacker.
5: Priest - Protection is key.
6: Summoner - Bypasses reflect with spells hitting only enemies.
7: Geomancer - Solid character when uncertain what to play.
Wizard, Oracle, and Time Mage's are good, yet their spells can be reflected by Reflect Mail or anything granting Reflect.
The rest have honorable mentions since the Thief can steal rare equipment. The Archer has Speed Save as a reaction. The Samurai becomes expensive when katanas break. The Oracle and Mime I never get around to using even after my long tenure with the game.
The Judge has returned.

Edit-The Final Word.

This pertains to the original game. Spoiler warning for those brand new. You might not want to continue. Your personal preference in the roster set up might differ or not, this is my team. I did what I could to round out the abilities as well as have the best equipment. This is without the duplication trick based on the known available items. In this team these people had a spot in my life. I want to honor them here.

Final Chapter of Final Fantasy Tactics

-My awesome team!

Squire Mark
Brave 97 Faith 75

Guts
Math Skill
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Excalibur
Kaiser Plate
Thief Hat
Rubber Costume
108 Gems

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Summoner Lisa
Brave 97 Faith 75

Summon Magic
Math Skill
Speed Save
Maintenance
Move MP-Up

Wizard Rod
N/A
Ribbon
Rubber Costume
Chantage

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Knight Kelin
Brave 97 Faith 03

Battle Skill
Draw Out
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Chaos Blade
Genji Shield
Genji Helmet
Genji Armor
Genji Gauntlet

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Archer Adam
Brave 97 Faith 03

Charge
Punch Art
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Fly

Perseus Bow
N/A
Thief Hat
Power Sleeve
Bracer

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Monk Dan
Brave 97 Faith 03

Punch Art
Steal
Blade Grasp
Two Swords
Move + 3

N/A
N/A
N/A
Rubber Costume
Feather Mantle

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Lancer Nick
Brave 97 Faith 03

Jump
Punch Art
Abandon
Maintenance
Move + 3

Javelin
Escutcheon
Crystal Helmet
Maximillian
Bracer

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Ninja Rene
Brave 97 Faith 03

Throw
Punch Art
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Spell Edge
Spell Edge
Thief Hat
Rubber Costume
Feather Mantle

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Engineer Mustadio
Brave 97 Faith 03

Snipe
Punch Art
Blade Grasp
Martial Arts
Move HP-Up

Mythril Gun
N/A
Thief Hat
Power Sleeve
Bracer

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Holy Knight Agrias
Brave 97 Faith 75

Holy Sword
Math Skill
Speed Save
Maintenance
Teleport

Ragnarok
Aegis Shield
Ribbon
Crystal Mail
Chantage

---

Holy Swordsman Orlandu
Brave 97 Faith 03

All Swordskill
Punch Art
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Save the Queen
Crystal Shield
Thief Hat
Secret Clothes
Feather Mantle

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Temple Knight Beowulf
Brave 97 Faith 75

Magic Sword
Math Skill
MP Switch
Maintenance
Move MP-Up

Rune Blade
Venetian Shield
Grand Helmet
Robe of Lords
Red Shoes

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Priest Reis
Brave 97 Faith 75

White Magic
Math Skill
Speed Save
Maintenance
Teleport

Mace of Zeus
N/A
Ribbon
Rubber Costume
Chantage

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Divine Knight Meliadoul
Brave 97 Faith 75

Mighty Sword
Math Skill
Speed Save
Maintenance
Teleport

Rune Blade
Ice Shield
Ribbon
Rubber Costume
Chantage

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Oracle Cloud
Brave 97 Faith 75

Ying Yang Magic
Math Skill
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Faith Rod
N/A
Thief Hat
Rubber Costume
108 Gems

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There are more optimal builds. My team can handle any situation in the game. You can only have five at most in all battles anyway. Here is how to succeed if you grind once Mandalia Plains becomes available for it.

Final Sweet 16 unless you prefer something else.

Ramza plus 15 generic females - special females in the final chapter if you wish. Keeping the men is optional among other things.

Ramza
Brave 97 Faith 75

Guts
Math Skill
Blade Grasp
Maintenance
Move + 3

Excalibur
Kaiser Plate
Thief Hat
Rubber Costume
108 Gems

---

Ninja Agrias

Throw
Math Skill
Blade Grasp
Magic Attack Up
Teleport

Equipment is player choice though things that enhance magic might be preferred.

All women having those abilities with the spells mastered are more than enough to crush the game. I know SSCC Calculator has been done. Five Ninjas with Math Skill secondary is definitely overkill.

Chemist, Priest, and Monk are available early on. Their class abilities are more than enough to beat the game when mastered. Though picking at least one class of any of the jobs is obligatory and a matter of preference.

I enjoyed the game very much. I checked Active Turn before it became popular.

The End.

This post has been edited by Eagle Caller on 1st January 2024 04:12

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