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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - Job Combinations?

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Bristow9091 said:
brendude13 said:

Forgot to mention I wanted to use all jobs too. I also based the mage choices on this artwork:

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I feel like Basch is also an Archer and Ashe a Knight, but I didn't want to use the same job twice. Knight / Foebreaker isn't one I've seen listed before as an optimum combination. It could be, it's just not in the guide I used.

Apparently it's good to put the Knight and White Mage as well as Time Battlemage and Machinist in different parties as their buffs and healing abilities overlap.

Yeah, that's what I've been doing to determine what I want my jobs to be, looking at pictures lol :P I'll probably end up following the job choices you've put here since they seem like rather logical choices that would pair really well together... Which characters do you use in your main party, or do you just switch them all around as you go along?

Also, you mention a guide, is it an online guide, and if so would you mind linking it here? I'm interested lol.

I switch them depending on who I've actually managed to find a decent weapon for because I can't afford to buy one.  I quite like the Vaan, Ashe and Penelo team I have at the moment.

https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasyXII/comments/6mdbi2/quick_guide_to_12job_party_optimization/



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brendude13 said:

I switch them depending on who I've actually managed to find a decent weapon for because I can't afford to buy one.  I quite like the Vaan, Ashe and Penelo team I have at the moment.

https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasyXII/comments/6mdbi2/quick_guide_to_12job_party_optimization/

Well y'see, I enjoy grinding in RPG's, so I always end up with more than enough money to buy a full set of equipment for all my characters, so that won't be a problem lol, I'll probably just see who I enjoy using the most.

Also thanks for the link, it's really informative and I'll be sure to look back at it when I start the game... although I honestly think the one you've posted (Which is from the list of combinations in the link) is my favourite of them all, so that'll most likely be the way I go.



I went in blind to TZA for the most part. I've played FF12 before just not this job system. I went with::

Vaan - Shikari / Bushi
Balthier - Machinist / Time Battlemage
Fran - Arher / Red Battlemage
Basche - Uhlan / Knight
Ashe - Black Mage / Foebreaker
Penelo - White Mage / Monk

Main party is Vaan/Balthier/Penelo but the other three can certainly hold their own. I'm doing all the end game stuff and having no problems. The only *slight* issue I have is using technicks as Ashe has all the good wither ones.

I'll suss out more optimised builds next playthrough. White Mage / Machinist combo for example.



Plerpy_ said:

I went in blind to TZA for the most part. I've played FF12 before just not this job system. I went with::

Vaan - Shikari / Bushi
Balthier - Machinist / Time Battlemage
Fran - Arher / Red Battlemage
Basche - Uhlan / Knight
Ashe - Black Mage / Foebreaker
Penelo - White Mage / Monk

Main party is Vaan/Balthier/Penelo but the other three can certainly hold their own. I'm doing all the end game stuff and having no problems. The only *slight* issue I have is using technicks as Ashe has all the good wither ones.

I'll suss out more optimised builds next playthrough. White Mage / Machinist combo for example.

Well with your main party you've definitely got variety in terms of damage and magicks

I'm still tempted to go with the party brendude posted;

Vaan - Shikari / Foebreaker
Balthier - Machinist / Uhlan
Fran - Red Battlemage / Archer
Basch - Bushi / Knight
Ashe - Time Battlemage / White Mage
Penelo - Monk / Black Mage

It's definitely a solid line up of combinations, although I've been trying to find a way to give Balthier swords as well as guns, but I don't want two people having the same class, and all the other combinations seem to work together really well... guess I'll just have to live with him having spears rather than swords, lol



I did:

Vaan : shikari+bushi
Balthier : shikari + foebreaker
Fran : white mage + machinist
Basch : knight + bushi
Ashe : black mage + monk
Penelo : white mage + time mage

 

Vaan and Balthier being best candidates as the two Genji glove + ninja sword users, Vaan getting dark blade and Balthier having every break.

 

Basch being a knight in the story knight + bushi was perfect for the tank/decoy.

 

Machinist goes to the person with weakest stats and works well with white mage so Fran got both.

 

That leaves Ashe and Penelo with the highest magic stats.  White mage and time mage for ultimate buffer amd 2nd healer and for nuker it was either black mage monk for holy and general purpose balanced nuking and high level white magic to stand in with heals without swapping or BLM/RDM for Ardor.  Pick whichever.

 

Gave hastega to Fran instead of Renew to Ashe as Ashe as BLM can heal over 10k to the whole party with just curaja anyway.

 

The best weapons in the game aren't job specific so it really doesn't matter. 

 

Just completed the Platinum last weekend.

 

Im always obsessed with perfect builds and it really doesn't matter here. Worst case you can auto script it with fail proof gambits and throw ribbons and white masks on everyone and cheese Yiazmat with reverse and decoy with the starting weapon and AFK the Platinum overnight if you wanted.



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exdeath said:

Just completed the Platinum last weekend.

Ignoring the fact most of the trophies are time sinks and I had to start again so no where near them, how long did it take you to beat 'him'?



Hmm, pie.

The Fury said:
exdeath said:

Just completed the Platinum last weekend.

Ignoring the fact most of the trophies are time sinks and I had to start again so no where near them, how long did it take you to beat 'him'?

Yiazmat? I don't recall, like 15 mins?  I researched my builds and gear for optimal end game (shikari+bushi and dark blade is specifically for Yiazmat) before I even started the game for the first time. Researched missables, etc.

 

My non dps classes have Seitengrates too so it's pretty much zzzz.  

 

Honestly the Judges for trial 100 felt longer as they require strategy  and patience with or without OP gear and builds.  Get too greedy on  damage on the second to last guy when he defense ups and slip up and it's all over even with just two left.  Even if you go in with Reddas and 3x Seitengrates thinking you'll face roll it you'll still get rekt without a strategy and awareness of mechanics.  Probably the only fight you can't really cheese.



exdeath said:

Yiazmat? I don't recall, like 15 mins?  I researched my builds and gear for optimal end game (shikari+bushi and dark blade is specifically for Yiazmat) before I even started the game for the first time. Researched missables, etc.

I remember someone telling me on the PS2 release you could miss something very important if you opened a chest early on in the game or something... is this related to a trophy? Or have they changed it for The Zodiac Age?



Bristow9091 said:
exdeath said:

Yiazmat? I don't recall, like 15 mins?  I researched my builds and gear for optimal end game (shikari+bushi and dark blade is specifically for Yiazmat) before I even started the game for the first time. Researched missables, etc.

I remember someone telling me on the PS2 release you could miss something very important if you opened a chest early on in the game or something... is this related to a trophy? Or have they changed it for The Zodiac Age?

The Zodiac spear. There were 4 chest randomly(well scripted, but you know what I mean) placed throughout the world. If you opened any of them - you couldn't get the item. I've read that many think it was a ploy to sell strategy guides.

That since has changed now. You can't miss out on the spear now.



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Bandorr said:
Bristow9091 said:

I remember someone telling me on the PS2 release you could miss something very important if you opened a chest early on in the game or something... is this related to a trophy? Or have they changed it for The Zodiac Age?

The Zodiac spear. There were 4 chest randomly(well scripted, but you know what I mean) placed throughout the world. If you opened any of them - you couldn't get the item. I've read that many think it was a ploy to sell strategy guides.

That since has changed now. You can't miss out on the spear now.

Oh sweet, so I'm fine to open every chest I see? How exactly do you get the spear? I'm assuming it's like the best Uhlan weapon based on the name alone, lol