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Peter_20
08-28-2005, 03:33 AM
Most people I know tend to make Gus this beefy fighter, and thatīs understandable, since heīs got the highest potential.
However, I usually want to have the fighter at the top, including two wizards of different kinds.
This meant I had to use Firion as a fighter, since heīs at the top, and therefore the others became two different wizards.
I always play this way; Firion as a Knight, Maria as a White Wizard and Gus as a Black Wizard - you know, the "classic" line-up.
It simply feels better, in the end of the game Iīll have two Knights in the outer areas of the line-up, and the weak wizards "covered" in the middle (well, not really, but the SEEM covered).
I never liked the idea of making Firion a "Paladin", with sword skills and white magic or something, I wanted Firion to co-work with Leon as a decent Knight, it looked cooler and better.

Vincentsinnerdemon
08-28-2005, 08:04 AM
no actually i fight the same way except in all the games i play i change the order so that the blackmage(or summoner in the case of FF4) above the white mage since i like it better.

Kawaii Ryûkishi
08-28-2005, 08:50 AM
There is a neverending amount of people who think they're profoundly clever for making Frioniel a white mage, Maria a warrior, etc.

DJZen
08-28-2005, 09:03 AM
Peter_18, there is nothing wrong with doing that at all. I can't think of any reason not to, other than the initial stats, but that's no big deal. I always make Leila act like a thief (fast and danger!) and Richard act like a warrior (I ATTACK NOWS!!), even though they come with some inherent magic skills.

Reader's digest version: Peter_18, that setup sounds fine.

EmeraldWeaponluvsRuby
08-28-2005, 11:17 AM
Frioniel a white mage, Maria a warrior, etc.

Awww, I was gonna say that. :<

Peter_20
08-28-2005, 12:05 PM
There is a neverending amount of people who think they're profoundly clever for making Frioniel a white mage, Maria a warrior, etc.

I heard of a pretty good line-up once: Firion as a Paladin, Maria as a Black Wizard and Gus as a Fighter.
That, at least, sounded somewhat decent.

Sefie1999AD
08-28-2005, 12:59 PM
I had Frioniel as a White Mage with a Staff, Maria as a Black Mage with Knives and Guy as a Fighter with Double Axes in my last game of FF2 DoS. It worked pretty well. I let the characters joining my party use whatever weapon types they were originally using, except I made Lionheart another Fighter with a Shield and a Sword (he's left-handed).

Captain Maxx Power
08-28-2005, 01:23 PM
The number one rule of FF2 is thus : Don't spread yourself thin. This isn't a game where "Red Mages" will work. Specialise, specialise, specialise.

Peter_20
08-28-2005, 03:02 PM
The number one rule of FF2 is thus : Don't spread yourself thin. This isn't a game where "Red Mages" will work. Specialise, specialise, specialise.

The sad thing with many guides for this game is that they actually RECOMMEND the player to spread him-/herself thin; "buy Cure, Fire, Ice and Bolt for everyone and equip your best weapons and armour".
Right... :rolleyes2

Crossblades
08-28-2005, 05:45 PM
I always make my Firion a Paladin type character, Maria a Black Mage, and Guy a Fighter.

However, for the rest the characters like Richard, Leila, Josef, Gordon, and Leon, I never teach them Magic, because I feel that they don't need to learn any. Maybe I'll give a Cure spell to someone like Gordon, but that's about it

Peter_20
08-28-2005, 05:59 PM
I always make my Firion a Paladin type character, Maria a Black Mage, and Guy a Fighter.

However, for the rest the characters like Richard, Leila, Josef, Gordon, and Leon, I never teach them Magic, because I feel that they don't need to learn any. Maybe I'll give a Cure spell to someone like Gordon, but that's about itI thought Cure and Fire for Josef was pretty idealistic as well.

Crossblades
08-28-2005, 06:05 PM
I always make my Firion a Paladin type character, Maria a Black Mage, and Guy a Fighter.

However, for the rest the characters like Richard, Leila, Josef, Gordon, and Leon, I never teach them Magic, because I feel that they don't need to learn any. Maybe I'll give a Cure spell to someone like Gordon, but that's about itI thought Cure and Fire for Josef was pretty idealistic as well.

That could work too.

You know, I recently started to play this game again, and I have to say I'm enjoying this game a lot more than I did before. I love the fact that you can customize your characters into any way you see fit

Peter_20
08-28-2005, 06:27 PM
I always make my Firion a Paladin type character, Maria a Black Mage, and Guy a Fighter.

However, for the rest the characters like Richard, Leila, Josef, Gordon, and Leon, I never teach them Magic, because I feel that they don't need to learn any. Maybe I'll give a Cure spell to someone like Gordon, but that's about itI thought Cure and Fire for Josef was pretty idealistic as well.

That could work too.

You know, I recently started to play this game again, and I have to say I'm enjoying this game a lot more than I did before. I love the fact that you can customize your characters into any way you see fitYeah, I also thought so.
I loved to increase HP and MP forever, until I reached about 2000 HP and 150 MP at the Warship, or something. :D
I donīt really care about that Level glitch, the game would be impossible without it anyway.

rubah
08-28-2005, 08:26 PM
Guy is my black mage axe smasher status inpenetrable person. Well, with ultima, I really guess he's just the offensive white mage, but what are you gonna do about it?

Frioniel is the leet swordfighter who uses level 5 holy, Maria is the caneslady who uses level 6 holy xD

I'm happy with lionheart as a swordsman who can use a nice level 5 cure.

Man, I gotta finish this game one of these days. Perhaps I should level today xD

DJZen
08-30-2005, 06:02 AM
Party setup reccomendations will be forthcoming in the next revision of my site :)

Meanwhile, I'll just say some basics on it.

Don't give mages good weapons or armor (in fact, barefisted mages seems like a better idea than you might think), make sure you can heal a good amount of HP in one round, and if you want to know if something works, just battle test it. If you're getting through the dungeon fine, keep going. If you're not, re-think your strategy.

My current setup is...

Frioniel: Paladin until Minwu dies, then pretty much dedicated white mage. Uses knife, NOT SWORD!
Maria: Black mage, back row when making a serious dungeon run, front row for training, equipped with staff, NOT BOW!
Guy: dual axe wielding cuisinart of doom

Minwu: White mage, duh
Gordon: Archer, BACK ROW STYLEE!!!
Josef: Monk, again, duh
Leila: Th... HEY! Where did all my gils go?!
Richard: spear guy (tm)
Lionheart: sword guy (tm)

Peter_20
08-30-2005, 09:32 AM
Party setup reccomendations will be forthcoming in the next revision of my site :)

Meanwhile, I'll just say some basics on it.

Don't give mages good weapons or armor (in fact, barefisted mages seems like a better idea than you might think), make sure you can heal a good amount of HP in one round, and if you want to know if something works, just battle test it. If you're getting through the dungeon fine, keep going. If you're not, re-think your strategy.

My current setup is...

Frioniel: Paladin until Minwu dies, then pretty much dedicated white mage. Uses knife, NOT SWORD!
Maria: Black mage, back row when making a serious dungeon run, front row for training, equipped with staff, NOT BOW!
Guy: dual axe wielding cuisinart of doom

Minwu: White mage, duh
Gordon: Archer, BACK ROW STYLEE!!!
Josef: Monk, again, duh
Leila: Th... HEY! Where did all my gils go?!
Richard: spear guy (tm)
Lionheart: sword guy (tm)Sounds fine, dude, even though I donīt fully agree on the Jobs. ;)

I usually go like this:

FIRION: Knight, feels strange having the *main* char as a healer. :D
MARIA: dedicated White Wizard in the back row, for some reason I always buy her a Cane. :rolleyes2
GUS: dedicated Black Wizard in the back row, to whom I always buy a Knife. :rolleyes2 :rolleyes2 :rolleyes2

MINH: Paladin-ish dude, fights with his Cane and heals.
JOSEF: Monk, who knows the Cure and Fire spell (great use in the Ice Cave).
GORDON: Dragoon or something, he has a spear.
LAYLA: Thief, who canīt steal. ;) Dual Knives and high Agility.
RICHARD: DRAGOON! :love: Dual Spears and high Vitality.
LEON: Wow, my favourite char! Uses the Masamune and an Axe, co-works with Firion as a Knight.

Fireblade13
08-30-2005, 10:34 PM
I always make my Firion a Paladin type character, Maria a Black Mage, and Guy a Fighter.

However, for the rest the characters like Richard, Leila, Josef, Gordon, and Leon, I never teach them Magic, because I feel that they don't need to learn any. Maybe I'll give a Cure spell to someone like Gordon, but that's about it
Yes Agreed but, Maria starts out with the highest inteligence and guy has the highest starting Hp whichmakes him usually stronger because u can attack him sooner so he grows stronger.

Creed
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
I never back row my characters. Im listing the 4 main characters



Firon:Uses swords, axes, knifes,spears, White and Black magic

Maria:Uses axes,swords,knifes,White and Black magic

Guy:Uses axes,knifes,White and Black magic

Leon:Swords, Swords, Swords and more,Swords,and weak Black magic


Minor not listed are Minwu,Gordon(he must burn),and Lelia

Ricard:Spears and Swords

Light Mage
09-06-2005, 06:53 PM
What's wrong with making them well rounded multi tasking death bombs?

You don't NEED to specialise in any particular area, and it only takes a short amount of time to level up your weapons/magic when fighting strong monsters...

I give everyone a copy of all the useful magics - Cure, Life, Esuna, Basuna, Holy.
I let everyone be as powerful as each other without restricting anyone's abilities...

The only thing I don't like is there only being 1 Ultima spell - so I'll have to decide who to give it to. *flips a coin*

Crossblades
09-06-2005, 09:56 PM
I never back row my characters. Im listing the 4 main characters



Firon:Uses swords, axes, knifes,spears, White and Black magic

Maria:Uses axes,swords,knifes,White and Black magic

Guy:Uses axes,knifes,White and Black magic

Leon:Swords, Swords, Swords and more,Swords,and weak Black magic


Minor not listed are Minwu,Gordon(he must burn),and Lelia

Ricard:Spears and Swords

Man, it must've taken you a long time to mold your characters that way :eek:

Fireblade13
09-08-2005, 10:17 PM
Yeah they all use knives and both magics jeez bet your killing those mantises at the end for Cat Claws