This trick must be used in Chapter 4. You should have
four empty spaces in your formation. Go to Zeltennia Castle and
listen to the rumor called "Cursed Island". Buy a Flower
from Aeris at Zarghisdas Trade City, then go to Goug Machine City
with Mustadio. The screen will fade and display a scene with Mustadio,
Ramaza, and a steel ball. Go to the bar in Goland Coal City and
listen to the rumor called "Ghost of Coliery". After
this, go to Lesalia Imperia and the screen should show a bar.
When you leave, invite Beowulf to join your party. Go to the red
dot, right under the city. You will fight four battles, save Reis,
and get the Zodiac Stone that will trigger the steel ball. Return
to Goug Machine City again and a funny scene should appear. Let
the Robot join your party. Go to Nelveska Temple and defeat the
robot/ You will find out that Reis is a girl and will get a Zodiac
Stone that will trigger Cloud and take him to your world. Go back
to Goug Machine City and you will trigger Cloud into your world
-- he runs out for now. Go to Zarghidas and save Cloud from the
men that are punking Aeris. Note: If this did not work, make sure
you killed Dycerag and Zodiac Soul Adramelk. Cloud can do nothing
but Defend and Attack. Go to Bervania Volcano and equip the Move-Find
When you go to the Bervenia Volcano, have the Move-Find Item equipped.
Check the highest peak of the area to find the Materia Blade.
Get Cloud to a high level and give him Short Charge. He is as
strong as Orlandu at a smaller level, even though his attacks
take a turn or two to charge.
Before the battle against Gafgarion, strip him of his
armor, weapons, etc., then turn him into a priest or something
very weak. You should be able to defeat him easily. Note: This
will not have any effect when you face him again in the second
To easily defeat Gafgarion at Lionel Castle, change Ramza into
a wizard and teach him Flare. Make sure he has enough MP to use
it before you go into battle. Cast Flare on Gafgarion on the first
turn and it should kill him in one hit.
Let Razma be a Summoner and learn any of the three (Shiva, Ifrit,
Ramuh). Cast summons two times to defeat Gafgarion. This strategy
also works with Underground Book Storage first floor, where you
fight Wiegraf and Bosses alone.
To defeat Gafgarion at Lionel Castle, make Ramza a Monk and have
him learn Chakra. Make him strong enough to make you heal more
than Gafgarion's Night Sword. After Gafgarion uses his attack,
immediately use Chakra. Keep repeating this until your other units
have killed the other opponents. When they do, let Ramza open
the gate and have your units enter. When they do so, team up on
Gafgarion. This should make it a lot easier.
Let Ramza learn teleport and set it to him. When it is Ramza's
first turn, teleport directly in front of the gate doors (moving
him too far will fail) and defeat the enemies. When you are done,
teleport to the other side and open the gate. Then, have all you
men attack him. You should be able to kill Gafgarion very fast.
After you have defeated Gafgarion at the Golgrand Execution battle,
buy enough Defense Rings (the ones that cancel Sleep and Death
Sentence) for all the members of your party that you usually use
in battle. Do not equip them, though. Go to the castle. A little
bar with an arrow pointing at the words "The gate of the
castle" will appear. There you will fight Gafgarion again.
After you defeat him, you will be prompted to save. Do so if desired.
The character screen will appear. Give everyone the Defense Rings.
In this battle you will have to face off with the cardinal in
a monster-form. The monster's only ability is a Nightmare attack
that has two effects: Sleep and Death Sentence, with a very occasional
Frog effect. To defeat him quickly, surround then kill him. Despite
not giving you any numbers for the monster's health, the HP bar
will still go down.
When you face him in Fovoham Plains, use either a male
Thief with Steal Heart, a Ninja, a Summoner with an elemental
attack, or a Mediator with Persuade, Invitation, or Mimic Daravon.
Using Steal Heart or Invitation on his Chocobo or female fighters
to make them attack other to the point that Wiegraf will hit them
hard for a painful or fatal attack. Use the Ninja for hard hits
on him or anyone else. Use a Summoner to severely damage his allies
or him. Mimic Daravom or Persuade will stop Wiegraf from attacking.
Do not use a Time Mage's Stop, as it may miss and kill your Mage.
In Orbonne, he will more than likely get the first hit, which
will render you helpless. Do the same as in Fovoham Plains, or
if you are feeling lucky, attack with Leg Aim, Arm Aim, or a Statis
Before entering Riovanes Castle, buy a Chameleon Robe, Feather
Boots, and a good shield. When you get to Wiegraf, equip these
items; he will not use any Holy abilities or Earth Slash, and
will more than likely miss his counters any Wave Fists. After
his Transformation, hit him with Ramza as you will die anyway.
Have a Priest and make sure you have learned Shell, Raise, Raise
2, Cure, Cure 2, and Cure 3. Use Shell first, and heal and revive
when necessary. If desired, learn and cast Reraise on yourself.
You may use any other characters if desired, but another Priest
and an Oracle with Life Drain is recommended. All Lucavi monsters
are damaged very much by this spell.
Get Ramza to level 43 and have Knight. Ramza should attack first,
and it should do 200 or lower. Then they should talk and you will
win. Do the same with Velius.
Have Ramza know Yell, and everyone else Accumulate
or some other move that you can use for free every turn. Make
sure no one has any form of Counter equipped. Kill all but one
enemy, surround that one, but do not kill him. Use Yell until
everyone is up to maximum speed (50) and then keep using Accumulate
repeatedly to gain EXP and JP.
Once Cid is obtained, get the Equip Sword ability. Equip Cid's
sword, Excalibur, and the Equip Sword ability to someone. Change
someone else to a fast healing person. (Chemist recommended) Enter
a battle. At the formation screen, put the person in the front
of the row and the healer beside it. Let that person do the most.
It has more of a chance since it is in Haste. Let the healer protect
itself and heal the person (if needed) at the same time.
Go to a random battle. Kill all enemies but one. This should be
an enemy that cannot heal itself. It will just run away. Have
your characters attack opponents that can heal themselves (Chocobos,
a Monk that knows Chakra, etc.). You can get easy experience and
JP. It is time consuming, but useful if you want to learn things
such as Lightning Stab quickly.
Learn Accumulate and Move +1 with all your characters. You should
also have Battle Boots equipped. Kill all the monsters except
for one. Make sure it cannot heal itself. Next, hit the monster
until his life is below 10. Then, keep running away and using
First, get either a Bard (Summoner level 4, Mediator level 4),
for the male characters, or a Dancer (Geomancer level 4, Lancer
level 4) for the female characters, and learn a song/dance that
is quick and will work every time. Make that character any class
that you want to level. Next, get into a random battle and kill
all the enemies except for one. Bring the enemy down to within
a few hit points remaining. Set your people as far away as you
can and use your sing/dance attacks. Watch them rack up experience
and JP points.
Before fighting in the Garrison, make sure your entire party has
Accumulate or something similar that does not require enemies
to get experience. When in the Garrison, kill all of the enemies
but do not step on the switch to flood the Garrison. Then set
the game so that the CPU does everything. Return later, and they
should be at a very high level.
Get in a random battle (early in the game preferably,
such as after you leave Igros Castle).You should have three Attackers,
and two Chemists or Magicians of your choosing. Have your Attackers
take out all of the enemies except the last one on the screen.
Badly injure that enemy to where it is crouching and cowers away.
Then, have your Chemists or Magicians move directly next to each
other. Make sure that one of them has either White Magic or Potions.
Have them attack each other every turn. When they get low on HP,
cure them. Keep at it for about an hour or so. You will more than
likely be able to get a Summoner. Repeat this trick for the Summoner.
When you have finished, you will have an unbeatable Mage. Also
do this for a Black Mage. Once you have these two in your party
(Summoner, and Black Mage), you will be unstoppable.
Start your battle with at least these three people: Oracle with
Berserk/Mediator with Insult, Wizard with Frog, and someone with
healing powers. First, turn all of your enemies into frogs. Then,
start turning your team into frogs except the Oracle or Mediator.
When your team is turned, use your Oracle/Mediator to cast Berserk
on them. Then with your remaining character(s), put them on Run
like a Rabbit. This will get them away from the fight and not
kill the enemies. You now have characters that can only hit for
about 5 points, will fight on their own, and will not kill each
other quickly. Allow the game to remain this way and return an
hour later. You should have gained about 7 levels and have up
to 2500 JP. Be careful, because while you cannot control your
character because of Berserk, the enemies are smart and may use
a crystal to replenish their life. Check on your team periodically.
First of all, make everyone in your party have the thief ability
to "Steal Heart." Then make your men into the classes
you want them to gain JP in. After that step, have everyone in
your party equip the "Steal" skill. Once you have finished
those steps take your party into battle (preferably with monsters).
Kill all the monsters but one. Save the last one so you can steal
its "heart", with everyone in your party, until you
get the desired amount of JP and/or experience.
Have Ramza know Yell. Have another character have the Knight's
battle skills. The Knight needs Power Break and Speed Break. Everyone
else needs Accumulate. It is a good idea to have a Chemist as
well. Kill every enemy except one. Surround the remaining opponent.
Have Ramza, Yell at everyone. Everyone else needs to Accumulate.
Have the Knight use Power Break until the opponent's attack power
is one. Then, use Speed Break until their speed is one. Then,
have the Knight Accumulate like everyone else. Since your opponent's
power and speed is next to nothing, you can take your time and
master each character's job class. However, make sure you progress
through the game accordingly so you can get better equipment to
If you only want one person to really get Job Points, then send
only them into the battle. You will earn about two to five times
as many JP as usual, but they must be strong and not die or the
game will end. Also, try having something weak hit you and have
either a High Potion, Chakra, or something that heals similarly.
Have Punch Art on everyone so they are stronger and can heal themselves.
This only works with jobs that have enough abilities that you
can scroll down the list. First, you need a small amount of job
points, just enough to learn one ability. Press [Circle]
to learn it, but when the screen appears to verify the choice,
hold [Square] and press [Down] or [Up] (depending
on which direction you are scrolling). If done correctly, another
ability should be highlighted. That ability must be already learned
or you do not have enough JP to learn it. Then, press [Circle]
when that other ability is highlighted. If it works, you should
have 0000 JP at the top and all the abilities should turn gray
or black. Exit out of the learn ability screen and the list of
job classes screen. You should be back to the screen with "Set
And Learn Ability". Return to the learning screen of the
job class. You should have 9,999 JP.
Whenever there is a mission or a quest, if you need JP in a different
job, switch jobs before you send that person on the mission.
Make sure everyone in the battle has Accumulate and Basic Skill/Guts
equipped. Then, turn all or one of your enemies into frogs via
the Frog spell the Wizard class can learn. Next, put all of your
characters on Auto Combat/Run Like A Rabbit. They should run away
and use Accumulate. Then, just leave the game running for about
eight hours. This should rack up the job points and increase you
characters' levels greatly.
If you are on low health with your characters, equip
the "Gained JP Up" ability , which is learned from the
Squire. Then, learn the "Equip Armor" ability as Knight.
Use the "Equip Armor" ability on your character and
their health should go up. Then, re-equip the "Gained JP
Up" ability and your character should still have that maximum
HP as if he was still wearing that armor.
When you have an Archer and the enemy is too close
to fire at, aim a couple squares directly behind him. Your chances
are greater if you do not aim directly at him.
When a human character dies, they may turn into a crystal
or an item. If they turn into a crystal, you may be able to learn
an ability without using ability points. If there is an entire
list and you choose the skill on the bottom, you will get all
Note: The sword must be stronger than any weapon currently
available or the best fit option must select it. Your character
must be able to equip shield and sword. Go into any shop and try
fit a weapon in the hand with the shield. This should also get
rid of the weapon in the other hand. Best fit the character and
exit the fit screen. You should now have another weapon in the
inventory. You can also use this trick with the best weapon in
Using the duplication trick, you can duplicate any item the character
holds in their hand (all weapons and shields). This works from
the first battle of the first chapter to the last battle of the
game. First, put the weapon or shield to be duplicated in the
bottom hand (no two sword ability). Give your character all your
items that he can equip that has the highest HP, Attack, and Pevade.
Go into a shop that has the best weapons or shields that you can
equip are weaker than the one you wish to duplicated. If they
are same strength, this will only work if yours is more expensive
than the shop's best. Then, to the "Fitting Room", choose
the character with the item to be duplicated, then choose "Try
it on". Pick the top hand, choose any weapon or shield on
the list. This should make you lose the item in your second hand.
Now, choose "Best fit". It should be your original items.
Select "OK" to duplicate the item.
Use the following to duplicate weak swords, such as Excalibur.
Go to a place that sells only samurai/ninja swords and various
other utilities. Go to the fitting room (for example, with Orlandu
having Reflect Mail, Bracer, Crystal Shield and Helmet and Excalibur).
Try on the best samurai sword available. Use "Best Fit",
and instead of getting the samurai sword, you should get Excalibur
again. Check your inventory, and you should have an extra Excalibur.
This will work with any other rare weapon or shield that cannot
be bought. Note: This works with any shield weapon, as long as
it ends up back in the best fit. However, if it is a Rare weapon
and cannot be bought, it will not end up in best fit; only the
shop's best. In order to have the rare/best weapon you want to
end up back in your hands, it must be equipped when you first
go in. You should be able to clone as many Gold Estucheons and
Excaliburs as desired..
Two handed weapons
Some weapons require both hands. If you have a weapon
like this (except for longbows), teach your character the Samurai
ability Two Hands. This will make your already two handed weapon
Obtaining rare move find items
When obtaining move find items that are spread throughout
the game, step on the panel that has the item hidden beneath and
lower your brave level. This increases the chances of obtaining
a rare item.
Obtaining Blaze, Blast, Glacier,
and Stone Guns easily
You can get the four special guns by going to Germinas
Peak. If you fight enough random battles there, you will eventually
encounter a group of chemists with a mediator. Make sure that
you have a thief in your party, because you have to steal the
guns from the chemists and mediator. Note: The Stone Gun turns
the person that has it equipped to stone. Use a Soft or something
on the user to get or use it.
You can learn this ability in two battles, in Chapter
4 at the gate of Limberry Castle (recommended) or inside of Limberry
Castle. You must change Ramza to a Squire and let one of the Assassins
cast the Ultima spell on him. Ramza must survive the spell.
Golgarand Execution Battle
Make sure that you have either a Knight with Weapon
Break (preferred) or a Ninja or Thief with Steal Weapon. When
the battle screen appears, put Ramza with whoever you desire.
On the 2x2 square, put the Knight/Ninja/ Thief with Agrias. When
the battle starts, Gafgarion will probably go first. After his
turn, use the Knight/Ninja/Thief to try to Steal/Break the Blood
Sword. If you miss, or it is guarded, restart and try again. Without
the Blood Sword, Gafgarion is an easy target. Try and take out
the Archers and Time Mages first, as they have the longest range.
To take out the Time Mages, send the Ninja to assassinate them.
Once they are gone, go after Gafgarion. When Gafgarion is brought
to critical, he will leave. Now, its just the Knights and you.
You could bring down the Ninja (if you have one) and throw things
or just use Ramza and Agrias. Agrias's Split Punch and Steady
Sword are useful here. When the battle is done, they all decide
to save Olivia, and you will need some things for the next battle.
Make sure to pick up some Rubber Shoes, as the Archers in the
next battle are equipped with Lightning Bows. The Element Balls
will also be helpful.
Strong Ramza/Party Unit without stealing
Start by making as many people as you can Mediators.
Have them learn Praise and Preach. Then, go into battle and kill
all but one enemy. Have one Mediator use Mimic Daravon on it.
Have all your players surround the sleeping enemy. Have them use
either Preach or Praise on one another. Their Faith and Brave
will skyrocket. Repeat this as needed. Praise/Preach equals four
Brave/Faith (lasts until the battle ends) 1 Brave/Faith permanently.
Note: Do not increase their Faith over 80 or you get warnings
about them only trusting the Lord, etc. all the time. Use Solution
if this happens.
First, never have more than three of the same class in your party.
The best way to be effective is to have a well-balanced team.
For example, never have a team of two Wizards and three Summoners.
A well-balanced party can consist of one or two Knights, a Summoner,
one or two Archers, and a Priest. It might not be the strongest
or fast killing team, but is very difficult to defeat.
Beowulf's Shock Tech
In any battle where there are strong enemies, beat
Beowulf within 10 to 80 HP and move him accordingly to use Shock.
He will kill almost any enemy with one Shock. This works best
if you have a Knight with two swords with Excalibur and any other
sword except the Ragnarok or Chaos Blade. Hit Beowulf from behind
to bring his health to about 40 or 50. This is very useful in
the Deep Dungeon.
The sword to be cloned must be weaker than any other
sword that can be purchased. First, change your character to a
Knight and equip two swords on him or her. Then, equip the sword
to be clone in your character's lower hand and a shield in the
upper hand. Go to a shop, select best fit, and purchase it. Your
character should now have two of the desired sword.
You can also use this trick to clone rare weapons such as Excalibur.
To do this, put an Excalibur in your left hand instead. Orlandu
(or T.G.Cid) has the Excalibur.