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FF12 Char Model - Balthier

Balthier's main playable appearances are in Final Fantasy XII and its sequel, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. He is the weakest male party member in Final Fantasy XII and emphasizes ranged attacks in Revenant Wings. In Final Fantasy XII Balthier, alongside Fran, is the first permanent party member to join Vaan. In Revenant Wings he joins the party fairly late.


Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII

Balthier Fires of War

Balthier performing his level 1 Quickening, Fires of War.

Balthier's HP growth and Strength are good though lower than Vaan's and Basch's. His Speed is the highest of the six main playable characters. His MP and Magick Power growth are low. Balthier is well-suited for close combat. Conversely, his low magick stats mean he is ill-suited for healing or using black magick. When he joins, his starting level is determined by Vaan's current level.

Even though Balthier's default weapon is a gun and he has gun licenses already learned, Balthier has the slowest action time, together with Penelo, when using a gun—all the other characters' action time with a gun is faster.[1] Thus, it is best to equip him with other weapons that make good use of his strength and speed stat such as daggers, ninja swords, bows, greatswords, and spears.

Final Fantasy XII originalEdit

Initial dataEdit

Name Initial Stats
Level Vaan's level +1
LP [Vaan's total LP + Fran's total LP]/2 - 135*excluding decimals.[2][3]
Magicks/Technicks First aid
Items
Gil 200
Gambits 1. Ally: any ⇛ First Aid
2. Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Attack

Initial licensesEdit

Name Permits use of
Steal Steal
First Aid First Aid
Guns 1 Altair, Capella
Guns 2 Vega, Sirius
Shields 1 Escutcheon, Leather Shield
Light Armor 1 Leather Cap, Leather Clothing
Light Armor 2 Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, Leather Breastplate
Heavy Armor 1 Leather Helm, Bronze Helm, Leather Armor, Bronze Armor

Initial equipmentEdit

Category Name Effect
Weapon Altair Gun, Attack Power +6, Evade +10, CT 51, Critical% 5
Off-Hand Onion Shot Attack Power +1
Helm Headgear Magick Resist +5, Max HP +20
Armor Chromed Leathers Defense +5, Max HP +20
Accessory

StatsEdit

Level HP MP Strength Magick Power Vitality Speed
2 99-103 20-22 25 17 24 24
10 277-311 32-41 29 20 27 25
20 630-725 51-75 34 24 31 26
30 1,084-1,261 71-109 39 28 34 28
40 1,513-1,768 95-153 44 32 38 29
50 2,198-2,581 115-189 50 36 41 31
60 2,803-3,299 134-223 55 40 45 32
70 3,146-3,702 149-247 60 44 48 34
80 3,542-4,168 163-271 65 48 52 35
90 4,082-4,808 173-285 71 52 55 37
99 4,691-6,044 177-289 80 61 58 38

Zodiac Job SystemEdit

Initial dataEdit

Name Initial Stats
Level Vaan's level +1
LP [Vaan's total LP + Fran's total LP]/2 - 56*excluding decimals.
Magicks/Technicks First aid
Items
Gil 300
Gambits 1. Ally: any ⇛ First Aid
2. Foe: nearest visible ⇛ Attack

Initial licensesEdit

Name Permits use of
Command Attack, Items
Steal Steal
First Aid First Aid
Guns 1 Altair
Light Armor 2 Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, Leather Breastplate

Initial equipmentEdit

Category Name Effect
Weapon Altair Gun, Attack Power +6, Evade +10, CT 51, Critical% 5
Off-Hand Onion Shot Attack Power +1
Helm Headgear Magick Resist +5, Max HP +20
Armor Chromed Leathers Defense +5, Max HP +20
Accessory

StatsEdit

Level HP MP Strength Magick Vitality Speed
2 101-105 34-39 25 18 24 24
10 278-311 65-90 29 22 27 25
20 629-723 116-180 34 27 31 26
30 1,079-1,255 168-272 39 31 34 28
40 1,505-1,758 232-387 44 36 38 29
50 2,186-2,566 288-485 50 42 41 31
60 2,787-3,278 339-574 55 45 45 32
70 3,127-3,679 377-638 60 50 48 34
80 3,542-4,168 163-271 65 48 52 35
90 4,056-4,777 441-741 71 59 55 37
99 4,661-5,495 453-752 80 63 58 38

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

Mini Balthier Balthier ffxiirw

Balthier equips guns. His armor equips—sleeveless tops—all favor Defense over Magick Defense. His accessories are rings. He takes on the role of a ranged fighter. His Quickening, Element of Treachery, deals heavy damage to one foe, and is learned after defeating the Esper Shemhazai.

AbilitiesEdit

Name Level Description Image
Tri-shot Deal ranged damage to one foe with three successive shots. RW Tri-Shot
Percussive Slug Deal ranged damage to one foe, knocking it back. RW Percussive Slug
Sniper Eye 36 Increase attack range. RW Sniper Eye
Quicksilver 38 Increase user's Strength. RW Quicksilver
Hamstring 41 Inflict Immobilize on one foe. RW Hamstring
Maim 45 Inflict Disable on one foe. RW Maim
Armor-piercing Shot 49 Attacks deal damage to one foe in a line extending from the user. RW Armor Piercing Shot
Element of Treachery Deal heavy ranged damage to one foe. RW Element of Treachery

BossEdit

Balthier is fought as a boss, alongside Fran.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Final Fantasy XII: Battle Ultimania
  2. http://youtu.be/17ME_DLnk3Q?t=2m30s - Fran's initial LP is Vaan's Total minus 120. As Fran's initial LP is 131, Vaan's Total is 251. Fran's initial LP (131) plus LP from starting licenses (155) equals 286. [(251+286)/2]-135=133.5 or 133 without the decimal, which is Balthier's initial LP.
  3. The Piggyback Official Strategy Guide erroneously indicates the formula as being "(Half of Vaan's LP) + (Fran's LP - 135)". Final Fantasy XII Piggyback Official Strategy Guide. p63.

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