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06-10-2003, 01:24 AM
What were your starting parties for FF1?

I usually picked between these:

1. Monk, Monk, Black Mage, White Mage
Monks are good, 2 are better =), black mage for strongly defended enemies will little magic defense... and white mage for healing

2. Monk, Monk, Monk, Red Mage
three monks, holy ouch O_o, red mage for magic attack and healing...

4. Black Mage Black Mage, White Mage, White Mage
hard at the beginning, gets easier as you go along, as the black mages learn new and stronger spells...

5. White Mage, White Mage, White Mage, White Mage
HARD, still trying to beat the game with this one O_o

06-10-2003, 12:22 PM
Fighter, Black Mage, White Mage (of course!), and Red Mage. You can't go wrong wtih such a set up - Fighter being the main physical attacker, the Black Mage the main offensive spell caster, the White Mage the healer and undead killer - and believe me, there are a LOT of them in FFI!! - and the Red Mage is... your human shield..ah,... backup!... lol..

Seriously, the Red Mage/Wizard is better used as a physical fighter who can cast Black and White Magic to protect himself and others, but he can't use the big stuff (like Holy, Cure4, Life2, the Dia spells, and Flare) which the Black and White Wizards can.

06-20-2003, 03:39 PM
I like my party of Fighter, Black Belt, White Mage, and Black Mage. Good and Balanced.. And I've been using it since I started playing FF1 when I was 6.

07-08-2003, 11:35 PM
Fighter, Fighter, White Mage, Black Mage.

Expensive but kick ass.

Evad D'Aragon
07-16-2003, 12:42 PM
Fighter, Red Mage, Thief, White Mage.

My friend told me this team sucks according to him mainly because of the Thief and lack of powerful black magic.

Yeah, the thief sucks but not the Ninja. And who cares about Nuke when you have a Knight capable of killing Lich with nearly a single attack ? Give the Masamune to the Red Wizard and you've got yourselves two powerful attackers ( Knight with Excalibur and Red Mage with Masamune ), one decent one (Ninja with Sasuke's Knife or Katana if you prefer) one strong healer (White Wizard) a decent healer with a basic third one (Red Wizard and Knight) , one decent spellcaster (Red Wizard) and a basic one (Ninja), one walking tank (Knight) and two decent defenders (Ninja and Red Wizard). It's moderately expensive though. The most balanced team in terms of power, balance and cost remains Fighter, Black Belt, White Mage and Black Mage however, but their don't offer as much variety.

I also like Fighter, Black Mage, Thief and Red Mage because it's the 8-bit Theater's Light Warriors :)

Bahamut ZERO
07-16-2003, 04:52 PM
Fighter, Thief, Red Mage, Black Mage.

In dedication of 8 Bit Theatre, this is what I have gone for. Much like Evad said. :)

And it seems to be working so far. Although I am not that far in the game, so we'll have to wait and see for sure.

07-20-2003, 07:35 AM
Fighter, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage

I thought that was a well balanced party once


you get the class upgrade (Rat tail)

Knight - Ass kicker, fast and strong
Ninja- Quick and low level magic, good weapons also
Black and White Wizards - All Magic, duh

BTW I love fforgins, I'm sorry before the graphics and translation just sucked, Finally the game wasn't a chore FForgins made it fun.

You Are A Legend
07-29-2003, 01:12 AM
I really liked FF1. my favorite characters to have at the start were:

A Fighter, because they were really good in battle.
A Black Belt, because they helped the fighter do good in battle.
A White Mage, because they can cast healing spells.
Finally, A Black Mage, because they cast cool spells that hurt the enemies.

08-02-2003, 06:37 AM
White Mage, White Mage, White Mage, White Mage.

Why? Because I'm suicidal! Thats why!

But lately I've been toying with Fighter, Monk, Red, White... at least in FFO I've been toying with them. I shouldn't have done that money cheat though... >_<

11-18-2003, 05:43 AM
Just ranting about why Monk's are better then Figheter's/Knights...

Monk's are cheap, you don't need to buy them weapons, in fact, weapons and armor will most likely LOWER their attack and defense, since monk's attack is always Lvl. x 2 (ie at level 20, attack is 40), and their defense is always equal to their lvl. (ie lvl. 20, defense is 20)... and that is POWERFUL once you get to lvl. 50 =)

11-18-2003, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by jagk80
Fighter, Fighter, White Mage, Black Mage.

I agree. Back in the day, that was always my favorite choice. My order went Fighter, White Mage, Black Mage, Fighter though.


12-04-2003, 08:44 AM

I went 8-bit theater style >:D w00t w00t

Fighter - Black Mage - Theif - Red Mage

also did BM - BM - BM - BM .. but taht didnt last long MWAHAHAHAHAH

... i kill myself...

Safer Sephiroth
12-09-2003, 06:37 AM
My party that I started out with was

Fighter, White Mage, Black Mage, Fighter


12-10-2003, 07:20 PM
I'd have to say I've tried just about every combo there is.... but my favorite in terms of ease of getting through the game is Fighter-Black Belt-White Mage-Black Mage.

I've done the 4x WM challenge, and actually made it... hard as freakin crap, but at least you don't have to worry about healing in the later portions of the game. It reallly gets a lot easier once you start grabbing items that can cast spells

I've done the 3 character challege a few times, and the 2 a couple times. I've only managed to beat the game with a lone Knight thus far...single party member challenge = hardcore x_X

12-10-2003, 07:40 PM
Brian, you have far too much time on your hands.

...I still have to buy FF Origins...I think i'll wait until I finish FFTA though.

12-10-2003, 07:51 PM
Lee, you forget that I've played this game for about 13 years :P

12-11-2003, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by MogKnight
White Mage, White Mage, White Mage, White Mage.

Why? Because I'm suicidal! Thats why!

But lately I've been toying with Fighter, Monk, Red, White... at least in FFO I've been toying with them. I shouldn't have done that money cheat though... >_<

I love the White Mage game. :D Especially when I've got enough time to complete it. Hehe. I usually use Fighter, Theif, White Mage, Black Mage party. The Fighter is the powerhouse for the first part of the game with the Black Mage for support power. Once you duff Bahamut they can all pull their weight.

12-15-2003, 09:41 AM
Heh. Only one person's mentioned the warrior.

I used Warrior, White Mage, Red Mage, and Monk.

With those I did massive damage to the opposition. I got the monk doing 1200 damage at level 28 for an odd reason. But it's all kewl.

With that team I beat all the enemies in three turns.

01-07-2004, 04:02 PM
Warrior = Fighter, but most people are too obsessed with 8-bit Theatre.

Like me.

Therefore, my starting party (when I bought FFO the other day - Yay! And no, I haven't finished FFTA. I'm taking a break.) is this:

Warrior. Name: Fghter (what's with the 7 character limit? ARGH)
Black Mage. Name: BM
Red Mage. Name: RM
Thief. Name: Thief.

So, I end up cracking myself up playing the game...even though it's the serious thing the parody was based off. It's still cool :p

01-07-2004, 05:48 PM
not really obsessed with 8-bit, Lee :P In the original the class WAS fighter, not warrior :P they changed it for FFO for some strange reason.

01-07-2004, 06:36 PM
Oooh - I get it.

Square-Enix are dumbo heads.

...but cool dumbo heads...please give me FF10-2 in Aus...

01-08-2004, 06:46 AM
Usually, I go with Fighter/Black Mage/White Mage/Black Belt. If I want to try something challenging, I'll replace the fighter with a Red Mage.

If I'm feeling truly masochistic, then I'll go for two each of black and white mages. And I usually never get far before I'm frustrated into giving up :D

01-21-2004, 09:43 PM
Red Mage, Fighter, Black Mage, White

This might be the good one, I guess.

Garnet aka Dagger
03-22-2004, 11:21 AM
I used Fighter,Thief,White Mage, and A Black Mage. ^_^ I think thats the best party. I cant remember what I named them though u.u..

Top Cat
03-22-2004, 11:36 AM
I used Fighter, Monk, Black Mage, White Mage. It's the most balanced.

03-24-2004, 05:11 AM
fighter, black-belt, black mage, white mage

I replace the white mage with a red mage quite a bit of the time, though.

Still a dream of mine to beat the game with all white mages. Just to say I did it.

04-12-2004, 11:44 PM
Anyone beat the game with one party member that wasn't a Knight?

05-25-2004, 07:09 PM
I play on a emulator right now but im getting the psx version soon.I have the ever classic(which one isnt classic really)fighter,theif,wmage,bmage.

05-26-2004, 03:21 AM
I started with the characters on the screen. I'm playing on normal and I just got the airship. My warrior is at level 22 and the rest(white and black mage and theif)20. When I was in the Ice Cavern, everyone but my warrior died(heavy armor and strong weapon).