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

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

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


A viera warrior, Fran is as much at ease with a sword as she is with her bare hands. Her proficiency with a blade is matched only by her skill with a wrench, as she also handles the maintenance of Balthier’s airship, the Strahl. The lifespan of a viera is far greater than that of Hume, and many secrets lie hidden in her long history. Yet the divide of race does nothing to diminish the bond of trust between her and Balthier.
Fran is voiced by Rika Fukami (JP) and Nicole Fantl (EN)


Although Fran has low stats at first, she will eventually gain the highest vitality among all characters in the later parts of the game.

Her stats are average at best, which makes her incompatible with fighting on the front line. Although her magic is quite powerful, her MP growth is not so good, so don’t focus on leveling up her magic stats.

1) Physical jobs

Foebreaker is one of the most suitable jobs for Fran because of her high Vitality. Besides augmenting her strengths in combat, she can also deal heavy damage through the Foebreaker’s high attack power.

As a Machinist, Fran can have stable damage output by using bullets that ignore the enemy’s defense and evasion. However, some enemies will have gun resistance in the latter parts of the main story, so its best for Fran to transition to using bombs. Also, since Fran has low Charge Time for guns at the start of the game, make sure that you consistently improve her gun charge time.

2) Magick jobs

Black Mage is also a good job for Fran, but she will easily run out of MP due to her low pool. Use gambits for Fran in case she runs low on MP.

The Red Battlemage job makes Fran even more versatile than Black Mage, but her MP hinders her from using the job’s magic efficiently. Again, using gambits is recommended if you want Fran to be a magic-focused character.


High Attributes Vitality, Strength, Magick Power, Speed
Low Attributes MP
Traditional Class Foebreaker, Machinist
Weapon Axes, Hammers, Guns
Quickening Shatterheart

Gameplay Characteristics

Lv HP MP Strength Magical Power Vitality Speed
2 84 – 89 44 – 50 23 20 26 23
10 254-286 77 – 104 27 24 29 24
20 590 – 680 131 – 199 32 29 33 25
30 1022 – 1190 187-297 37 34 37 27
40 1430 – 1672 255 – 420 42 39 40 28
50 2082 – 2446 314-523 47 44 44 30
60 2657-3129 368 – 618 52 49 48 31
70 2983 – 3512 409 – 686 57 54 51 32
80 3360 – 3956 450 – 754 62 59 55 34
90 3874 – 4564 477 – 795 67 64 59 35
99 4453-5252 489 – 807 71 68 62 36

Initial Licenses

Name Contents
 Command Attack, Item
White Magic 1 Cure, Blindna
Black Magic 1 Fire, Thunder
Steal Steal
Bows 1 Short Bow
Light Equipment 2 Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, Leather Breastplate


Name Level
Feral Strike  1
Whip Kick 2
Shatterheart 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

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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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  1. It was immediately apparent that the dipshit who wrote this has never played the game. It starts with Fran, and her age right away… 36? I guess the entire scene where they discuss her leaving her village 50 years ago went over his head. And then he calls her the ship’s mechanic? No, there is an entire team of moogles that maintain the ship and look after it. Fran never once does this, or is even mentioned doing this.

    How could anyone trust a guide from someone this fucking fake?