Why does there seem to be a common problem of Ester drying?? She rarely (2-3 times during the game?) died in my party.. Just learn when to hit SQUARE when enemies are charging. I never even changed tactics per character either. Depending on the familiar, you might have to wait some time to switch to defense because EVADE only lasts for 2 seconds or so.
It really dosn't seem to matter what i do with her, the out come is the same. Another part of the problem is the camera zooms in too close and it's hard to see whats going on with her. She could be getter her but kicked and it wouldn't know it till it's almost to late to do anything about it. Or i'll put her on healing duty then the next thing i know i'm out of magic. I just find it to be a pain.