Balthier was to appear in this cancelled game, where he was to "sweep in to save the day" near the end. The game's premise was to defend a cliffside fortress from invading marine forces of a vengeful sea king in the far uncharted reaches of Ivalice, the defense being led by Basch fon Ronsenburg. It was planned that airships would be inoperable around the fortress because of a flying continent above making the area even more isolated from the rest of Ivalice, but the airspace would be opened during the game allowing with Balthier to arrive and rescue the others from the brink of defeat.
Balthier is a secret playable character, in the War of the Lions remake, and can be recruited by Ramza Beoulve. He can join the party during Chapter 4, after checking the rumor "Rash of Thieves" which occurs in the Merchant City of Dorter. When the thieves spring their trap and attack Ramza's party, they realize they have the wrong man, and Balthier shows up late on scene, and later is willing to join the party. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Balthier appeared as a recruitable character.
Balthier makes a cameo appearance as one of the tutors of Abilities. He appears alongside Fran and first tells the player; "to obtain more abilities, you need to level up! Also, he explains that just learning new abilities is not enough, and one needs to equip them for them to work. He commends himself as the leading man who can handle the extra abilities. Fran calls him as "Mr. Spotlight".
There is a letter sent by a moogle named Sablé regarding the previous letter he sent entitled "Watching You, Kupo". The letter is about when Vaan, Balthier, Fran and Basch went to Bhujerba's Lhusu Mines to save Penelo from Ba'Gamnan's grasp.
- I'm Relieved, Kupo
New intel, kupo! The kidnappers designated a a sky pirate for the rescue, kupo. What a relief, kupo! I was able to keep my cool thanks to your responses, kupo. I hope we can have a more leisurely chat in the future, kupo!
Making himself known as a chivalrous thief, this sky pirate travels the skies in his beloved Strahl. When he sneaks into the Royal Palace of Rabanastre in pursuit of treasure, he stumbles across both Vaan and Ashe, and the strange pair joins him and his partner Fran in their travels. Yet when he realizes the part that his brilliant father Cid has played in the Archadian Empire's expansion, he will have to take action if he is to be a true leading man.
Balthier appears in the iOS release as a purchasable character.
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||Level 10|
|Escape (Lv1)||Level 25|
|Escape (Lv2)||Level 40|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||Level 50|
|Mirage (Lv2)||Level 55|
|Escape (Lv3)||Level 60|
|Mirage (Lv3)||Level 70|
|Weapon Break (Lv3)||Level 80|
As the fastest pirate in the skies, this dashing leading man goes wherever his heart desires in the Strahl. He loves freedom more than any other, yet he is bound by a past heavier than most. In his eyes burns a fierce, new determination...
Balthier returns as an unlockable character, and is unlocked by collecting Turquoise Crystal Shards.
He is a Speed and Balance oriented character.
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Level 15|
|Escape (Lv2)||3||Level 20|
|Armor Break (Lv1)||2||Level 25|
|Mirage (Lv2)||5||Level 35|
|Escape (Lv3)||4||Level 45|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 60|
|Mirage (Lv3)||7||Level 70|
|Armor Break (Lv2)||7||Level 75|
|Steal (Lv2)||20||Level 90|
|Earth Blues (Lv1)||5||Initial|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv1)||7||Level 10|
|HP Up (Lv1)||4||Level 30|
|Earth Blues (Lv2)||10||Level 40|
|Treasure Hunter (Lv2)||16||Level 50|
|Sinewy Etude (Lv2)||10||Level 55|
|HP Up (Lv2)||8||Level 65|
|Lance (Lv2)||14||Level 80|
|Sight (Lv2)||24||Level 85|
|Earth Blues (Lv3)||16||Level 95|
Known as the "swift sky pirate," the Strahl airship captain who accompanies Vaan and friends on their voyage. Has made a name for himself as a freedom-loving Robin Hood with no ties to any nation or organization.
Balthier appears as an ally and a summonable Legend. He is depicted in his default Final Fantasy XII outfit. His ability is Element of Treachery. His EX ability is Tides of Fate. He was first introduced as an event ally in the event, Final Fantasy Special Event Part 2 - Showdown, in which he was unlocked automatically as a bonus character. Leveling him up to up to 99 in these events granted the player his individualized SSR weapon, Spica. In battle, Balthier is armed with his pistol and uses the ability Element of Treachery.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
This fast-flying sky pirate is often seen with what appears to be a giant bunny.
Balthier is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses the Fires of War ability during battle.
A sky pirate who boasts [that] his airship, the Strahl, is the fastest in all Ivalice. Balthier prizes freedom above all else, swearing allegiance to neither king nor kingdom. A true and steady ally, he is the quintessential pirate with a heart of gold.
Balthier is a Sky Pirate whose combat role is Physical Attack.
Dashing and debonair almost to a fault, Balther is positioned as one of the game's swiftest attackers and has a broad skill draw, though he is somewhat weak defensively. A gun in his hands should render his shortcomings moot, even if said gun isn't as strong as a sword or a spear, both of which he can use. He has the somewhat unusual role of a Spellblade as well, which may be useful when close-range fighters are unable to hit a target with an elemental weakness.
Balthier can use Physical/Combat abilities up to rarity rank 5, Physical/Support abilities up to rarity rank 3, Physical/Celerity abilities up to rarity rank 4, and Other/Thief abilities up to rarity rank 4.
His default Soul Break is Fires of War which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical damage to all targets equal to 110% damage potency of a conventional attack. The gun Ras Algethi (XII) allows Balthier to use Tides of Fate which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical water damage to all targets equal to 310% damage potency of a conventional attack.
He can equip accessories.
Balthier appears as downloadable content.
Balthier appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
In Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Balthier appears along with the other five main characters of Final Fantasy XII and he is set to appear in Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The first game was released prior to Final Fantasy XII.
Balflear appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.