[FFXII: TZA] Balthier Character Guide

This is a Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age character guide. We will introduce the recommended jobs, character stats, weapons and the like of Balthier.

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Balthier Ffamran mied Bunansa

Profile

A young Sky Pirate with a Viera 

Age: 22
Race: Hume

The phrase “Gentleman Thief” will often remind you of this character. Balthier, a thief is a freelancer who only targets people he has a grudge on. A skilled mechanic, he doesn’t belong to any nation.

He travels all over Ivalice on an airship named The Strahl. Alongside him is viera partner, Fran.

A flirty character with dry wit, he drinks and confronts villains.

Gameplay Characteristics

Balthier is the fastest character in game. From appearance, you might think that Balthier uses guns well. However, his CT takes a lot longer than Basch.

Although sky pirates cannot be caught on the ground, you can take advantage of the speed of boasting as a job that can acquire many action shortening.

Stats

  • Strength: Numbers involved in being hit by enemies
  • Mist Points: Magic attack
  • Vitality: Status abnormalities
  • Speed: Waiting time between actions
Lv HP MP Strength Mag. Pwr. 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 1079〜1255 168〜272 39 31 34 28
40 1505〜1758 232〜387 44 36 38 29
50 2186〜2566 288〜485 50 41 41 31
60 2787〜3278 339〜574 55 45 45 32
70 3127〜3679 377〜638 60 50 48 34
80 3520〜4142 416〜702 65 54 52 35
90 4056〜4777 441〜741 71 59 55 37
99 4661〜5495 453〜752 75 63 58 38

Initial Licenses

Name Contents
Command Fight, Item
Steal Steal
First Aid First Aid
Guns  1 Altair
Light Armor 2 Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, Leather Breastplate

Quickening

Quickenings are a deathblow technique. Each character has three quickenings, and will be unlocked by unlocking them in the license board.

All effects deal massive damage to enemies. As the level goes up, the cartridge use will rise like 1→2→3.

Level Quickening
Lv1 Fires of War
Lv2 Tides of Fate
Lv3 Element of Treachery

Recommended Jobs

Quickenings are a deathblow technique. Each character has three quickenings, and will be unlocked by unlocking them in the license board.

All effects deal massive damage to enemies. As the level goes up, the cartridge use will rise like 1→2→3.

  • Monk Job
    Depending on the license, it is possible to get up to three action time reductions, a job perfect for Balthier.
    It becomes a universal character
  • Magick Jobs 
    Balthier’s effectiveness in magick jobs is very low. It would be cool to see him use spells but there is little merit to use them.

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Character list
Vaan Penelo Ashe
▸Balthier Fran  Basch 

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