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NPC Class FAQ by Algus
Version: 2.2 | Updated: 03/15/04
Final Fantasy Tactics NPC Classes FAQ ****************************** By Algus email: email@example.com Version 2.2 NEW ***** Ver 2.2 - Various changes Ver 2.1 - Updated typos, worked on formatting, hopefully it will display better now. Ver 2.0 - Added Phony Saint. Added rant about Zodiac Beasts and Altima. Can't believe I forgot about Ajora, someone needs to smack me. IMPORTANT! This FAQ was written exclusively for Gamefaqs.com and the Final Fantasy Tactics Message Board Community, this FAQ should not be found at any other site besides http://www.gamefaqs.com That is where the most up-to-date version can be found. These people were nifty and cited my FAQ at their Ajora shrine, so go to their website because it's cool. http://ajora.net/ajora/ What is this FAQ? This FAQ is my attempt to catalog and describe all of the classes that you never encounter in the game. These are the classes held by characters such as Larg and Goltana. For completeness I have included their class help, their class name, gameshark codes to create the character, their biography end-game from the 'Brave Story' option on the menu, and innate equips. I have not tested these classes extensively in battle, I am not familiar with stat growths, if any of these classes. CONTENTS --------------- FORWARD The Gameshark Codes I. Non-Combat Classes 1. Duke A. Goltana B. Larg 2. High Priest 3. Bishop 4. Cardinal 5. Arc Duke 6. Arc Witch 7. Bi-Count 8. Phony Saint II. Combat Classes 1. A note about Assassins 2. The Ever-Changing Arc Knight 3. Delita's Sis Teta 4. About Olan 5. A note about Guests 6. Zodiac Beasts and Altima FORWARD ********** It is of interest to me as to the fact that these classes even exist. What is even more interesting is the fact that someone, somewhere, went to the trouble of translating these classes and help files from the japanese knowing that there was NO POSSIBLE WAY to ever see these without the help of some sort of hacking device. It is pretty fun to play with these classes, at least I like it, beating up on Rudvich's lackies with Rudvich ;) Or storming Riovannes with Barinten. THE GAMESHARK CODES ********************* I wrote the following codes for myself when I was creating my new file. This document is by no means the final authority on the codes. I wrote these codes directly from information provided in Aerostar's FAQ and if you want more info on how the codes work, then go there. What to do. Each character is listed by which number they should be in your party list. For instance, Goltana is #2, so there should be a character occupying slot #2 in your party screen, this character will be turned into Goltana. I will not answer questions about how these codes work. If you need help consult Aerostar's FAQ. This information is provided "as-is" I do not guarentee their success with your gameshark nor do I promise they wont do anything evil to your game. <- This part is hard for some people to read apparently as I've gotten all sorts of gameshark questions from how to shark Elmdor to custom classes. This is NOT a gameshark FAQ, my knowledge of the gameshark is extremely limited. If you want more gameshark stuff, consult Aerostar's FAQ, it is quite good. #2 Goltana 30058074 000B #3 Larg 30058174 000A #4 Funeral 30058274 000E #5 Simon 30058374 0013 #6 Draclau 30058474 0018 #7 Barinten 30058574 001D #8 Balmafula 30058674 0021 #9 Rudvish 30058774 0023 As with the first set of codes, I wrote the following codes to test the Zodiac Beasts out, they will only transform the slot with the indicated number. #2 St. Ajora(Ajora Glabados) 30058074 0031 #3 Altima 01 30058174 0041 #4 Altima 02 30058274 0049 #5 Kletian 30058374 0027 #6 Balk 30058474 002B #7 Velius 30058574 003C #8 Zarela 30058674 003E #9 Hashmalum 30058774 0040 #10 Queklain 30058874 0043 #11 Adramelk 30058974 0045 I included Kletian and Balk since they were on my code list. When I wrote these codes I wanted to add all the characters I had yet to shark into my own FFT files and now Im glad to say I have personally used every NPC. Kletian is nifty. Anyway, as for these Zodiac Beasts, it seems that they count as special monsters, much like Worker 8 and Byblos. But, if you dont change their classes to their default then they will count as humans. I haven't tested this myself, but it seems plausable. As with all things related to the gameshark, when you mess with the game, wierd stuff can happen. So use these codes with care. According to Fred Oliver's debug menu FAQ you can add Serpentarius as one of the characters in one of the party configs. I don't like the debug menu very much but it seems that Serpentarius is another one of those totally unglitched characters that may have originally been planned as someone playable. DUKE ***** Duke comes in two flavors, Larg and Goltana. Stats follow Goltana ****** HELP FILE: Duke attended by hundreds of Knights. A rank only given to selected ones from the nobility. Biography: Lord of Zeltennia. As with the Larg family, the Goltana family is part of the Denamunda Kingdom since the Fifty Year War. Also known as the "Prince of the Black Lions," from his family crest, taken from the double headed crest of the Kingdom. Assassinated by the scheme of Knight Delita and the Church, during an attack on Bethla Garrison. Name: Druksmald Goltana Innate Equips: None Innate Skills: None Duke class is the worst of the "sealed" or "non-battle" classes. Strangely enough... sprites like Larg and Goltana are not glitched at all in battle, while Teta, who actually does appear in a battle scene, is glitched. Larg ****** HELP FILE: Duke with hundreds of knights. A rank only given to selected nobles. Biography: Lord of Gallione, brother of Princess Ruvelia of the Omdolia Kingdom. The Larg familiy is a part of the Atkascha Kingdom, who gained power from the Fifty Year War. Assasinated by Dycedarg's scheme during an attack on Bethla Garrison. Name: Bestrada Larg Innate Equips: None Innate Skills: None Besides the obvious differences, identical to Goltana. HIGH PRIEST ************* HELP FILE: A messenger of God who has the highest authority in the church. His words are powerful enough to alter the fate of a nation. Biography: As the High Priest of the Murond Glabados Church, he masterminded the Lion War. Revived the powers of the Church, which was lost during the Fifty Year War. His ambition is to raise the power of the Church higher than that of the King. But, he is actually being used by Lucavi, who is seeking control, as the High Priest is eventually killed by Lucavi. Name: Marge Funeral Innate Equips: Robes, Accessories Innate Skills: None This sprite is interesting since you only see him as a dead man... it isn't glitched at all. Funny things I've done, make him a knight ;P BISHOP *********** HELP FILE: Priest who takes an active part in spreading the teachings of God to people around the world. Biography: Head of Orbonne Monastery and Professor of a devout believer in the teachings of Glabados. Once, a high level Pagan examiner, he resigned due to one incident. He escaped the secular world and currently lives as a hermit in a distant land. Killed by the Temple Knights who came for the holy stone, "Virgo," at the monestary. Name: Simon Pen Rakshu Innate Equips: None Innate Skills: None Simon displays correctly on the party screen and battle-mode unit placement screen leading me to suspect he was originally planned as a playable character. CARDINAL ************* HELP FILE: Cardinal, the highest authority in the church next to the High Priest. Biography: Head of Lionel. Also a cardinal second only to the Head of the Glabados Church. A famous Knight of the Fifty Year War, as well as being a Theologist. He is revered by his people. The Cardinal associated with Queklain of the legendary devil group, Lucavi seeking the holy stone for some unknown reason. Name: Alphons Draclau Innate Equips: Daggers, Robes, Accessories Innate Skills: None The fact that he can use daggers makes me think he might have orignally been planned as an enemy, but then some of the other classes have some base equips too, so who knows. ARC DUKE *************** HELP FILE: High-ranking Noble. United feudal lords from various regions. His power equals that of a King of a small nation. Biography: Leader of Fovoham. Since the Grand Duke was not a warrior, he did not fight on the frontlines during the Fifty Year War, but under the Grand Duke, a group of mercenaries were assembled from many countries, and fought in his name. Realizing the power of the Holy Stone and it's significance in warfare, he steals the Holy Stone. This action infuriates Vormav, and he is killed. Name: Gelkanis Barinten Innate Equips: Robes, Accessories Innate Skills: None Barinten is one of the glitched sprites. Not much else to say here. ARC WITCH ************** HELP FILE: Witch reborn as an archwitch by contract with the darkness. Uses the mighty power of darkness. Biography: Young magician who is sent by the Church to assist Delita, who has lurked into the Goltana army. But, she was to be the executioner of Delita if Delita was to double cross the Church. She realized that she was falling for Delita, who states that he is going to double cross the Church. Watching hs movements and listening to his thoughts, she is unable to draw her sword. Name: Balmafula Lanando Innate Equips: Female equips, robes, bracers Innate Skills: None Unless 'none' is the power of Darkness then she DOES NOT use the mighty power, contrary to the helpfile ;). BI-COUNT ************* HELP FILE: Rank for Nobles. Fourht highest peerage of fifth-class Nobles. Biography: A representative of the Bart Trading Company, involved in a variety of businesses, based in Warjilis Trade City. He is respected and praised as a man of influence by the people. But, in the shadows, he is said to be a boss of a criminal organization, who is involved in acts such as the slave trade and opium smuggling. Failing to obtain the Holy Stone, "Taurus," he was executed by the cardinal. Name: Bart Rudvich Innate Equips: Robes, Accessories Innate Skills: None His sprite is glitched, is that the Beowulf/Wiegraf sprite he's changing too when he does his little victory jump? I think it is. PHONY SAINT ****************** HELP FILE: Agitator who misleads people with lies and masks. Don't underestimate him, although he cannot match the power of a genuine saint. Biography: Born around 12 centuries ago, in Bervenia of Lesalia. Raised in Milodos. Spoke of the arrival of a kingdom of a higher source, as feelings of antipathy grew from Father Fara. Executed as a traitor by the Holy Empire of Yudora. Soon after, the capital of the Church of Fara became submerged under sea, by an extraordinary natural phenomenon. Those disciples of Ajora believed this was his miracle, and these stories spread, and the Glabados Church became what it is today. Name: St. Ajora(Ajora Glabados) Innate Equips: Bags(?), Robes, Female Eq(?), Accessories Innate Skills: None This is really interesting. Ajora/Alma before she/he transforms into the Holy Angel Altima. On the screen select his/her character portrait shows a character that you never encounter in the game. Using him/her in battle causes the graphics to glitch up. There doesn't seem to be any sort of in battle sprite for this character. I say ? next to the female innate equips because I set the character I modifed as gender female, assuming it was meant to be a female-type character. This may or may not have had anything to do with it. I'm not a gameshark expert ;) COMBAT CLASSES ****************** These are what I group as "combat classes" or rather, classes that you do indeed see in combat. They are included in this FAQ only because there are a few things I'd like to say about them and point at as somewhat interesting. A note about Assassins ****************** All I got to say about Assassins, besides the fact that they are the best class in the game, stronger even then Orlandu in terms of butt- kicking, is the fact that the Celia sprite is glitched so you can only have an assassin that looks like Lede without crashing the game =(. Despite that, there are still codes out there for Celia, heh. The Ever-Changing Arc Knight ************************ This class is something else, there are three different varieties and four different job commands. That's right, Arc-Knight has an exclusive job command that cant actually be aquirred in any-way because it isnt a default skill. Regardless, Arc-Knight ROCKS THE WORLD. Arc-Knight has awesome skills, and great stats. You can have three different types of Arc-Knight Delita(Mighty Sword) Zalbag(Destroy Sword) Elmdor(Sword Spirit) Then there is the Blood-Suck command. Encountered on Elmdor but once again you can only get this by sharking it in by itself. Sword spirit doesn't work for you, although I've heard rumor that it works in auto- battle. Sucks compared to draw-out though since it doesnt have all the skills, but Arc-Knight stats are so far above Samuri it's pathetic. Another interesting note, Delita and Zalbag have identical help files accept Destroy Sword is replaced by Might Sword in the help description. Zalbag DOES NOT have the ability to destroy eq and damage enemies with his skills despite the help file's rumor, but his spells are pretty fun, accept his MP sucks. As for Arc-Knights that's about it. Delita's Sis Teta ************* Hrm... well she's always dead in combat and she's one of the glitched sprites despite the fact that she appears in combat where-as some of the other characters do not. Despite that, she actually does have a Delita's Sis Job Command. Yeah, she has her own job command, neat huh? Well... not really. It's called "magic" and it contains two abilties cure and wish. This is posisbly one of the crummiest skill sets there is, but it's interesting none-the-less ;). About Olan *********************** Olan is one of the other characters that has no glitches at all. In the party list on the field he looks right, when adding him to battle he looks right, and his commands work perfectly. Like Simon and Balmalfula, I suspect that he was originally designed as a playable character, although it may perhaps be best that we cant get him through the course of a normal game, like his adopted father Cid, he OWNS. Galaxy Stop is absolutely one of the best skills in the game, he can use it for no MP cost, it hits every enemy anywhere on the field and effects them with any combination of don't act, don't move, and stop. It can affect them with one, two, or even all three of the effects. And in the unlikely event that it does miss with one, it will usually hit the others. If it misses with all three, next AT just try again and it will probably work. This is by far one of the coolest abilities in the game, you would now have the power to immobalize all the enemies. Olan is cool, it's true. He's probably the best character that you can shark into a game. A note about Guests **************** Using my Gameshark I have noted several interesting aspects about Guests. For one, if you add a guest with a gameshark. For instance, Algus, or Ch. 1 Delita. Then when on battlefield, the guest will share the same attributes as your character, if they both appear. Characters that leave during a battle(I.e Gafgarion) will leave correctly, that is, the game will remove the guest version from your party. Characters that leave for story purposes(I.e. Algus, and most others) will take YOUR VERSION of the character and leave the guest behind permanently. For instance, in my sharked file at the end of the game I have guest versions of Algus, Alma, and Ovelia. There is no way to access these characters but it is kind of funny. Guests tend to be fully unglitched just like Olan and Simon and Balmalfula. Zodiac Beasts and Altima ******************** The Zodiac Beasts and Altima all seem to have help files associated with them even though you can never actually check them. I have not added Serpentarius as I have not added him. I have only seen the "standard" lucavi demons that you fight throughout the course of the game. Strangely enough, Holy Angel Altima has no command ability while Arch Angel Altima and all the Zodiac Beasts seem to have not learned any of their powers. I dunno how to explain this except to say that quite frankly... these characters suck unless I didn't input the codes right. Anyway, the helpfiles for each follow. All of the Zodiac Beasts use the Fear ability which is described as the "Lucavi Job Command" Both Altimas have innate teleport 2 =) After having double-checked it to make sure, it seems as if Holy Angel Altima is a glitched sprite. And Arch Angel Altima seems to like to dance. I dunno... we weren't supposed to have these after all. Holy Angel Altima will not display correctly in battle unless you bring her by herself. But if you do, then she looks as awesome as when you fight her. :) I have other lists of codes in which these characters work perfectly, it seems that it takes more then just setting the sprite to make them work. Other FAQs may offer more help on this, as always this FAQ is simply based on the unavailable NPC classes. Arch-Angel Altima's ability Complete Magic reads as "Great Angel Job Command. Transcends existance and causing absolute waves." Fear help reads as: "Lucavi Job Command. Alters enemy stats by ripping apart their souls." Holy Angel Altima: Set free by truth, which controls the universe. His deads rise above good and evil. Arch Angel Altima: Ultimate being, status achieved by a holy angel. Brings chaos or order and beginnings or ends to worlds. Warlock Velius: Strange monster created by the holy stone. Sends enemies to hell by wounding their bodies and spirit. Angel of Death Zarela: Immortal messenger who rises above the earth. Deludes the enemys' with 'Fear' leading to eternal sleep. Regulator Hashmalum: Controls the laws of this world. Controls who can and cannot live on the earth with his powers. Impure King Queklain: One who wants all hideous impurities. When controlled by his wickedness, becomes difficult for a human to even maintain sanity. Ghost of Fury Adramelk: Emperor of another world who rules with fury. Proud of his magic power that controls absolute spells That's all for now folks, enjoy the codes, enjoy the tips, enjoy the advice! OTHER FAQs: (all available at http://www.gamefaqs.com) Morrowind Beginner's Guide SaGa Frontier Debug Room FAQ Copyright 2002-2004, Curtis Mitchell Algus Sadalfus of the Limberry Aegis Knight.