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Edward is a playable character in Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He is a Bard who can sing songs for various effects during battle, but is weak stats-wise.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV Edward's stats are low, both physically and magically, and his weapon arsenal is limited to harps, daggers, and bows and arrows, depending on the version of the game. After level 70 his stats skyrocket in an Onion Knight-like fashion, giving him the potential to attain the highest raw stats in the game.

AbilitiesEdit

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Edward using Heal/Salve.

Edward is uses Bardsong, also known as Sing. He has the abilities Salve and Hide, the former also known as Heal. Sing inflicts a status ailment on an opponent, Salve allows Edward to split a Potion among the party, and Hide removes him from battle until his next turn allowing him to avoid attacks. Edward automatically hides when low on HP. In the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable releases, the Harmonious Ring changes Sing to Chant, which casts Protect and Shell on the party.

In the 3D releases, Bardsong allows Edward to pick and choose the effect of his song, and he learns more songs as he levels up. Salve allows Edward to use healing items on all party members at once, such as, rather than use a Potion split among a party of five, Edward will use a Potion on each of them and consume five from the inventory.

A glitch in the Game Boy Advance port, known as psycho Edward bug, exploits Edward's automatic Hide status while on low HP.

EquipmentEdit

Edward can equip hats, tunics, and rings for armor. He can equip bows, daggers and harps for weapons.

Weapons
Bows*Non-DS versions Daggers Harps
Armor
Head Body Arms

BossEdit

Edward appears as the Bard in the scripted battle with Tellah at Damcyan.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

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Edward and Harley performing the Feast of the Land Band.

Edward is stronger, but is still one of the weakest party members. He has only a few Band abilities, but the King's Quad allows him, Cecil, Edge, and Yang to break the damage limit of 9,999. Edward has all-around average to poor stats with the exception of his above-average Speed, and has very low HP. He is a fairly effective attacker, as his harps do extra damage to various enemy types, some have elemental properties, and they are all long-range allowing Edward to attack at full power from the back row, reducing the handicap posed by his low HP.

StatsEdit

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
8 260 32 7 11 3 5 7
20 635 80 14 17 8 14 17
30 1092 120 21 22 12 21 24
40 1641 160 29 27 16 28 33
50 2255 200 33 32 25 31 34
60 2845 240 37 37 33 33 36
70 3434 280 42 43 41 35 37
80 3700 302 44 44 43 37 39
90 3985 327 46 46 45 38 40
99 4234 351 47 48 47 40 41


AbilitiesEdit

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Edward retains his Bardsong and Salve abilities and can use Escape, which functions identically to Hide. Salve functions the same it does in the 3D releases of Final Fantasy IV, while Bardsong's effect is chosen randomly when the command is issued, and can be selected to affect a single target or an entire party. There is also a chance Bardsong will do nothing. As Salve can be used with any item, including Remedies, Phoenix Downs and Ethers, Edward is the most versatile healer, able to revive several party members in one turn or restore everyone's MP, and with X-Potions can heal as effectively as a White Mage.

Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Feast of the Land
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Harley (Gil Toss)
20 Restore party HP and certain status ailments.
Mystic Waltz
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Calca (Jive)
  • Brina (Dance)
12 The song and dance of three fighters triggers a random effect.
Fist Dance
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Yang (Attack)
13 Attack one enemy to the beat of the music.
Mirage Song
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Rydia (Summon)
35 Call Mist Dragon to cast Blink on entire party.
Sword Dance
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Cecil (Attack)
13 Attack one enemy to the beat of the music.
Weapon in Progress
  • Edward (Salve)
  • Cid (Risky Strike)
  • Harley (Gil Toss)
  • Luca (Analyze)
25 Create a new item that does...something.
King's Quad
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Edge (Attack)
  • Yang (Attack)
30 Four kings join together for a combo attack. Can break damage limit.


EquipmentEdit

Weapons
Daggers Harps Bows and Arrows
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms
  • Adamant Shield

BossEdit

Edward appears as a boss in Kain's Tale. It is a storyline fight impossible to lose unless the player lets Edward kill them, and is thus not of great significance.

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