One of the best combinations of characters in the game also needs
good skills and equipment. Your main team should always have: Ramza,
Orlandu, Agrias, Beowulf, and Mustadio.
For Ramza, make him master the monk class, then turn him into a
lancer and master that class, too.
For Orlandu, you can try making him a monk. just make him have
the 'equip sword' ability. He can kickass with his monk abilities,
even better than Ramza. Make Orlandu learn all of these skills and
then turn him back into a holy swordsman. use the monk skills as a
For Agrias, fo the same thing you did for Orlandu, except that
her monk skills aren't as strong as everybody else.
For Beowulf, make him learn all of his temple knight skills and
then turn him into a samurai. Learn all of the skills, and then turn
him back to the temple knight. The skills should be useful, especially
the 'kiyomori' sword skill.
For Mustadio, do the same thing you did with Ramza. At the start
of the game, though, you might want him to learn all of the snipe
skills and then become a master chemist. this is a good combo for
Note: When using Orlandu, Agrias, and Beowulf, make sure you
duplicate the Excalibur sword and give one to each of them. It will
give them the ability to go first plus hurt more with their attacks.
For this you'll need either a mediator or an oracle. A mediator
is best. First learn any skill that lowers brave points. Then all you
have to do is lower someone's brave points below 10. They'll turn into
a chicken. They can't attack, they just run away.
NOTE: They gain 1 brave point every turn, so keep it under 10 or
they'll turn back.
Deep Dungeon "Lights On" Trick
If you have been to the Deep Dungeon in chapter 4, you will
notice there are no lights. In order to turn them on follow this
1.destroy all but one enemy and keep him n stop or sleep.
2.keep choosing "Wait" for all of your team
3.pretty soon, the defeated enemies will turn into crystals and
will light up the room.
To defeat Velius, bring along at least one summoner that knows
Lich, a chemist with a Mythril Gun, and anyone with a strong attack
(like a knight or a ninja.)
First, move within four spaces of Velius and use wave fist. Then
you should get another turn. Use wave fist again and then jump across
the water on the right.
I think Velius gets his turn next and he'll use Cyclops. While
he's charging, move your guys away from the target. If he targeted a
certain person, attack him directly with that person. Hopefully,
you'll have a summoner left. Cast Lich (It'll hit him for around 500,
and he has 1000hp)
By now he should be almost dead. Just use anything you can to
finish him off
To defeat Wiegraff at Riovanes Castle, become a monk and learn
WAVE FIST, CHAKRA and MOVE-HP UP. A Bracer will help as well.
Start out by getting as close to him as you can. Then use wave
fist. He will then use Lightning Stab and run away. DON'T FOLLOW HIM.
Run back to where you started and use chakra. He will then move to
where he started. Now repeat all this until he's dead.
Balk is a difficult enemy to beat. At first glance, this battle
in Murond Death City looks fairly simple: Balk is standing in the
midst of four monsters (one of each of the following: Behemoth,
Hyudra, Hydra, and Tiamat). You find out pretty quickly that this
battle isn't going to be one of the easy ones.
Here's my take on how to beat Balk and his crew of beasts.
First, use the sword duping trick to make a number of "Excalibur"
and "Save the Queen".
Change Ramza's job to Knight if you don't have him there already,
and equip both the swords stated above (must have the Two Swords
ability from the Ninja job class [900 JP]). This will automatically
put him in [Haste] and [Protect].
Have whatever ability you want for your secondary action ability.
Use Blade Grasp for your Reaction ability, Two Swords for Support
ability, and Move-HP UP for Movement.
NOTE: This combination of abilities and items works well with ANY
character, but you may not have spent enough time with everyone,
having Ramza the only one capable.
For the rest of my team, I included Mustadio as an Engineer (with
Mythril Gun), Orlandu as Holy Swordsman (with Excalibur and Save the
Queen if possible), Agrias as Holy Knight, and a Ninja.
Equip the best armor you have (Reflect Armor works OK here). The
Defense Armlet is the best accessory to have (so Balk can't use his
Snipe skills on you), but Rubber Shoes (accessory) are useful when
Balk tries to shoot you with his Lightning-aligned Blast Gun. Use
whichever is handy, but equip the Defense Armlet(s) on your best
Use Mustadio's "Snipe" ability on the monsters to paralyze them.
Pick each one off in turn with Ramza and the Ninja going up close with
Two Swords, while Agrias and Orlandu get them with Lightning Stab (or
the best skill you have).
Note: You can just attack the Behemoth until its health is
"Critical". It'll leave you alone. The three other monsters can hit
you with their firey breath (and from fairly far away), so make sure
you kill them off completely.
You can't paralyze Balk, so you have to concentrate on
surrounding him. He runs away easily and can hit you with his Blast
Gun, so go after him quickly (once you've eliminated the monsters).
Try to break his Blast Gun first with Orlandu's Hellcry Punch. After
that, he's easy to defeat with ANY ally. Good luck!
Set the Ninja "Two Swords" skill on anyone. Equip a shield in
their right hand, and the item you want duplicated in their left. Nnow
go to a shop that sells the items you want duplicated, choose "BEST
FIT" and buy them. Next, go to the formation screen and remove the
items. You should now have two of the item you had in the left hand.
For example, to duplicate Excaliber, go to Lionel castle's shop.
You'll get a second Excalibur for only 10 gold!
Easy Level Gain and Job Points
Before you can do this you'll need to learn ACCUMULATE and (if
possible) the JP-UP skill. You also need at least one monk with the
CHAKRA skill for this to work.
Walk across any green dot until you are attacked, then kill all
but one enemy. Next, find five squares that form an + and are on the
same height level. Have the monk stand in the center with all other
characters in the adjacent squares. Use accumalte over and over and
when your attacked just use chakra to gain back your health. Repeat as
When fighting battles against other humans, be sure to check
their equipment. Sometimes they have items not available in stores.
Use a mediator to invite them into your party and strip them after the
battle, or use a thief to steal their belongings.
Gain 5 or more Levels in One Fight
You know how you get exp with one hit? What if your character is
so strong, it kills with one hit. What if you can hit someone over 20
times without your guidence and safely return home. What you need is a
wizard, and an oracle or mediator.
What you do is you turn your enemies into frogs. It is time
consuming, but it is worth it. (You can increase chances by using
oracle "pray faith." Once that is done. and I know this sounds weird,
turn your strong character into a frog. Then with oracle or mediator,
put him into berserk. This will allow him to fight on auto-battle
without running away. Keep your character well healed.
Move the rest of your characters far away from the fight. Frogs
VS Frogs. Put them on auto battle in "Run like a rabbit" mode so they
don't interfere. They shouldn't interfere.
Leave it on over night. By morning that character will rise 5-10
levels, and have over 2000-5000 jp points.
This tip must be done during Chapter Four. Not that you should
have about six empty spaces in your formation screen before attempting
Go to Zeltennia Castle and listen to the rumor called
Buy a flower from Aeris at Zarghidas Trade City then go to Goug
machine city with Mustadio. The screen will fade and go to a scene of
Mustadio, Ramza and a steel ball.
Go to the bar in Goland Coal City and listen to the rumor of the
"Ghost of Colliery"
After this, go to Lesalia Imperia and the screen should shown a
scene of a bar. When you leave, invite Beowulf to join your party.
Now that you have Beowulf, go to Goland Coal City and you will
fight 4 battles here and save Reis. After you save Reis you will get a
Zodiac Stone that will trigger the steel ball.
Return to Goug Machine City again and add the Robot to your party.
Now that you have the robot, go to Nelveska Temple. You will
fight another robot kill him and you will recieve a stone that will
bring Cloud to your world.
Now go back to Goug Machine City and you will trigger the time
portal machine and it will suck Cloud from the future bringing him to
Now go to Zarghidas Trade City and save Cloud from the thieves
that are punking Aeris. Note: if this part didn't work make sure that
you killed Dycerag and his Zodiac Soul Adramelk.
When Cloud joins your party all he can do is defend and attack.
You'll need to find his Materia Blade so that he can use all of his
limit attacks from Final Fantasy VII.
The Materia Blade is located in the Bervania Volcano. Set your
party's on Move-Find Item Then go to the highest tall rock and go to
the top of it.
How to get the Chaos Blade
On level nine of the Deep Dungeon you should fight a team of
ninjas. Ready your CATCH ability. If you're lucky, one of the ninjas
will throw a Chaos Blade at you. If you catch it you get to keep it!
To have a female that cannot turn into a crystal or treasure box,
you must have the Chantage perfume (stolen from Meliadoul in Chapter
4) and a character skilled as a ninja, or have a Vanish Mantle as an
Put the Chantage perfume on any female character, and make sure
the Ninja has the reaction skill of Sunken State (or equip him/her
with the Vanish Mantle)
Go into battle, and hit the Ninja until he uses Sunken State
(unless he has a Vanish Mantle) then make your Ninja run away after it
is transparent (not acting!)
You will notice that your female character, after dying will be
revived as soon as her AT reaches 100. This will happen every time she
dies! It is better to have someone like Agrias use this technique!
Instantly Kill Undead
To instantly kill an undead (ghouls, skeletons, etc), simply
throw them a Phoenix Down. You will never miss and they'll die
Warning: When you kill undead this way a timer will appear. If
you don't finish the game before the timer reaches 0 the undead will
The requirement for the job mime is level 8 item user, level 8
beginner knight, level 5 summoner, level 5 talker, level 5 Fu-sui-shi
(Element user) and level 5 dragon knight.
Mini-Games - Japanese
Sometimes when you go to the bar and accept a mission, you will
get a book. You can use that book to play a little mini game. There
are four books in all.
Note: This tip only works in the Japanese version.
More Powerful Ramza
For a more powerful Ramza, have him master the squire class then
switch him to the ninja class and have him master that too. Then
return him to the squire class and equip him with the two swords
ability. Because of his special squire abilities he can wear heavy
armor and helmets. Because of his natural H.P bonus in the squire
class his max H.P should go up almost 100 H.P! This tip works best in
late ch.3 to ch.4.
NOTE: When you get T.G Cid at the end of the 3rd. chapter,
duplicate his excalibur and put one in each of Ramza's hands. If he is
at a good level and has a high attack power, he can attack for 350+
points of damage each hit!
Music Test - Japanese
In the Japanese version, enter your name as B-G-M-Ki-Ki-Ta-I to
access the Music Select screen.
Raise Bravery Permanently
When you reach chapter two, purchase the Square ability CHEER UP
for Ramza. Once you've acquired it, go into battle and use it on
everyone on your team. It will temporarily raise their BRAVE by 5
points, and provide a permanent 1-point increase.
You can get your Brave up to 97. This works great if you have the
Blade Grasp skill because the enemies will only have a three percent
chance of hitting you!
After beating the battle in the holy land of Myurond, go to the
seaport Wo-jirius. Following an short event you can go into Dieve
dungeon, and from the tenth floor of the basement you will be able to
learn the ultimate summon (equivalent to Knights of the Round from
Weigraf and Velius: Two Birds with One Stone!
When you encounter Weigraf for the last time(just before he
becomes Velius) you cankill him easily by following these
Make sure Ramza is a Squire with two sword ability or a Ninja
with HP Restore and the support skill Guts equipped.
When you start the battle it's just you (Ramza) and Weigraff.
Don't attack him, instead keep away from him and use Yell and
Accumilate repeatedly when it's your turn.
Eventualy this will raise your speed and level high enough that
you don't have to worry about his Lightning Stab or Earth Slash
When you are getting 3 to 4 consecutive turns in a row (Check the
AT list) wait until the beginning of the next cycle then attack. Your
two-sword ability should kill Weigraff in one turn and Velius will be
dispatched before anyone else even gets a turn.
This should make what was the hardest battle in the game quite
simple. Good luck!
Aries, acquired after defeating Wiegraf.
Taurus, Found hidden in Goug Machine city.
Gemini, acquired after beating Duke Elmdor in Limberry castle.
Cancer, acquired after beating the steel giant.
Libra, in the possession of thunder god Cid.
Scorpio, acquired after vanquishing Draclau.
Sagittarius, The high priest gives this stone to Meliadoul.
Capricorn, Acquired after defeating Dycedarg.
Aquarius, found in the deep coal mine in Goland.
Pisces, given to Alma by Izlude while he was dying.
Serpentarious, Elidibs has it in the last deep dungeon level.
Leo, this stone is acquired by killing Vormav.
Virgo, Altima possess the last stone in the Graveyard of Airships.
When an enemy human character dies and turns into a crystal, and
the ability command appears when you step on it. If you select ability
and it gives you a list of abilities you can learn, (fire, fire 2,
fire 3 etc, I discovered a way to get every ability there. When you
select ability, and it gives you the list, go to the very bottom of
the list and select the bottom ability listed. Then check the persons
abilites that they can learn and you should have every ability that
you could learn from the crystal.
Deep Dungeon - Lights On (Alternate)
Another way you to turn the lights on in the Deep Dungeon is to
have a character with the Teleport ability. When you click on the
character (even when it's not his or her turn) the field lights up.
When it's not the Teleporting character's turn, press the X
button with the Teleport spell.
Hint: Fast Job Level Up
This requires one character that has the Knight Skills, "Speed
Break" and "Power Break". Everyone else can be any class, but they
must have the Squire Skill, "Throw Stone". It may be good to equip
them with the "JP up Ability" as well.
Enter an area where monsters are weak (like the Mandalia Plains)
and leave one monster on the field, but wound it with the Speed and
Power Break skills. This causes the monster to hardly take any action,
leaving all your other members to throw huck stones at one another,
and watch them become masters in no time!