[FFXII: TZA] Fran Character Guide

Table of Contents

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

For more Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age content, check out our wiki here.



Viera’s Female Warrior

Age: 36 years
Race: Hume

A viera warrior, Fran is as much at ease with a sword as she is 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 the viera is far greater than that of humes, 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.

Gameplay Characteristics

Although Fran has low stats at first, she will the highest vitality among all characters during the latter parts of the game.

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


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  Feral Strike
Lv2 Whip Kick
Lv3 Shatterheart

Recommended Jobs

This 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 to opponents because of the Foebreaker’s high attack power.

Fran can have stable damage output by using bullets that ignores the enemy’s defense and evasion. However, some enemies will have gun resistance during the latter parts of the main story, so its best for Fran to use bombs during these parts.

Also, since Fran has low Charge Time for guns at the start, make sure that you improve her gun charge time consistently.

The Black Mage is also a good job for her, but she will easily run out of MP due to how low it is. Use gambits for Fran in case she may have low MP.

The Red Battlemage make her more versatile than the Black Mage, but her MP hinders her from using the versatility of this job proficiently. Again, using gambits is recommended if you want Fran to be a magic-focused character.

Related Articles

Character list
Vaan Penelo Ashe
Balthier ▸Fran  Basch

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

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?