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    Default Who is your main party in FFIX?

    You have a selection of 8 characters, but can only use 4 at a time. Which ones are in the thick of battle, and which ones are on the bench.

    I usually use Vivi, Steiner, Eiko and Freya.

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    Zidane, Vivi, Garnet and Steiner.

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    Zidane, Vivi, Garnet, and Quina

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    I always try and have Steiner in there because I appreciate his clinky clonking.

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    I honestly can't remember! I do hope to switch them around a lot in my upcomign playthrough. There's actually more incentive to do that in here than in VI-VIII because ech character has a completely unique skillset. Even the two white mage/summoners have vastly different movesets.

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    Zidane, Vivi, Steiner, Eiko!

    I've played around with having Freya, Garnet, and Quina in my party...

    but never Amarant.
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    I had Zidane, Garnet, Vivi and Steiner as my main party for awhile, but I replaced Vivi with Quina so I could have a secondary healer.

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    Since Zidane is usually required, he's in most of my party builds but if left to my own discretion, my party would be:
    Vivi, Steiner, Freya, and Quina.

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    Zidane, Steiner (my melee group), Eiko, and Vivi. I sometimes switch one of them out for Freya, because she's pretty badass. But it's a pretty basic DPS, Tank, Summon, Magic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva95 View Post
    Zidane, Vivi, Garnet and Steiner.
    I switch it up throughout each campaign, but these four are my favorites.

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    Vivi, Amarant, and Garnet, though last time I went a bit different.

    Amarant, Freya, and Quina. Pretty solid group without having a full healer on hand with the likes of either Eiko or Garnet, Freya and Amarant do a solid job keeping up health and MP on while dishing out some good damage, and Quina able to throw out trout for any situation.

    Probably the most useful blue mage in the whole series.

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    Zidane, Garnet, Quina, and Eiko.

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    On my last playthrough I used them all as much as I could.

    However, for quick grinding, I needed Quina in there for his/her blue magic level 5 death spell, because it works on grand dragons and makes for some brilliant grinding. Obviously I had Zidane in there. I always had a healer in there, so either Dagger or Eiko, alternating between the two. And then for everyone else, I just tried to share it out, to build their levels. Although I neglected Amarant.

    On the final boss however, I had Zidane, Dagger (or Eiko, can't remember), Steiner, and Freya. I didn't use Freya much throughout the game as I didn't find much use for her, however, she became amazing once I acquired the Dragon Crest ability which took off 9999 each time.
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    I typically just use Zidane/Vivi/Garnet/Steiner, since I feel like that's a very balanced party, and it also feels like the most "classic" one.
    It also matches my typical party of choice in FF1 for the NES (Fighter/Thief/White Mage/Black Mage).

    My typical random encounter strategy looks like this most of the time:

    Zidane - Steal, Dyne
    Vivi - Blk Mag
    Garnet - Wht Mag, but only when necessary
    Steiner - Attack, Swd Art

    I feel like Vivi and Steiner can deal more than enough damage on their own, so Zidane might as well steal stuff until he enters Trance, and Garnet stand ready for healing.
    Of course, Zidane will also start dealing physical attacks if there is nothing for him to steal from anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1986 View Post
    I typically just use Zidane/Vivi/Garnet/Steiner, since I feel like that's a very balanced party, and it also feels like the most "classic" one.
    Same. Also Zidane/Dagger/Vivi are the most plot interesting characters, so I like keeping them around. There's an argument to have more Eiko but... eh, Eiko annoys me. Even when Dagger's lost her voice I tend to keep her in my party in place of Eiko.

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