Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Balthier Character Guide

Character information for Balthier, a supporting character in Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA. Included are his background, stats, initial licenses, and quickenings

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Balthier Ffamran mied Bunansa

A character who personifies the term “Gentleman Thief.” Balthier is a freelancer who only targets people on whom he holds a grudge. A skilled mechanic, he doesn’t belong to any nation. He travels all over Ivalice on an airship named The Strahl. Alongside him is his viera partner Fran. A flirty character with dry wit, he drinks and confronts villains.
Balthier is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata (JP) and Gideon Emery (EN)


Balthier is the fastest character in the game. From his appearance, one might think that Balthier could use guns well. However, his CT takes a lot longer than Basch. You can take advantage of his speed by taking a job that can acquire a lot of action shortenings.

Since his effectiveness in magick jobs is very low, he should focus on physical jobs instead. Depending on the licenses you choose, it is possible to get up to three action time reductions as a Monk, making it a job perfect for Balthier.


High Attributes Vitality, Strength, Speed
Low Attributes Magick Power, MP
Traditional Class Monk
Weapon Fists, Poles
Quickening Element of Treachery

Gameplay Characteristics

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


Name Level
Fires of War 1
Tides of Fate 2
Element of Treachery 3

Other Walkthroughs

▼Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Walkthroughs
Prologue Rabanastre Entering Rabanastre Royal Palace
Gramsythe Waterway Escape from Nalbina Fortress Skycity of Bhujerba – Visiting Ondore
From Dreadnought Leviathan to the Yensa Entering the Tomb of Raithwall Rain in the Giza Plains – Journey to Jahara
Golmore Jungle Trek Henne Mines Mt Bur-Omisace
Nalbina Fortress Sochen Cave Archades
Feywood Ancient City of Giruvegan Ridorana Cataract – The Pharos
The Pharos – Sky Fortress Bahamut Trial mode Post-Game Features

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII Recommended Article List

▼Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age Recommended Articles
Walkthroughs Side Quests Characters
Storyline Boss Guides Sidequest Boss Guides Esper Boss Guides
Job Class System Gambit System License Board System
Mob Hunts Unchangeable Elements Leveling Guide

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