Okay, you probably got that one Bangle that cancels out all Random Battles... and NOW you're paying for it because you're fighting a boss you can't even touch.
While the EXP gaining will have to be done by you, the AP gaining isn't so hard as it should be. In fact, if you understand how to gain AP in battle, you'll see ways to get AP without doing too much work.
This is the AP Gaining Guide and each class has a way to gain AP quickly.
First, we must understand what gives us AP and what doesn't.
- A successful hit with an Ability gains 1 AP
- Killing an enemy gives you whatever AP they have
- Attacking (with the Attack Command) an enemy DOES NOT gain you AP
- Using an item and sucessfully hit with it gives you 1 AP
- Healing a character (Item or White Mage Spell) that has max HP DOES NOT gain you AP
- NEW: You can ONLY get 99 AP per character per battle.
Thats basically the gist of how you gain AP. What we must understand is what abilities can we use to make the battle last longer but at the same time keep YRP alive throughout the whole time. Because of this, some class mastering require you to sit there and heal them one by one while some just require you to hold X the whole time.
To make life easier, we will need to set some options in the config menu. Set Battle Cursor for Memory so you won't need to hit the Control Pad when you want to do the same ability again. Some AP building tricks will probably take longer with the ATB Gauge going slow, set it to fast if you want.
Basically, the gist is to quickly master a Class's AP. These should probably be done in an area where monsters are weak. Some may require special monsters. Read the description in full before attempting these.
Gunner Class: The real only ability that she has to easily level up and not do major damage to the enemy is Trigger Happy. Basically in each of the Gunner's turn, do Trigger Happy then tap R1 ONCE. Keep repeating.
Warrior Class: First learn Sentinel, that should be easy to do. Keep using Sentinel in every turn, you'll always take 1 HP damage and it will always connect. If you have a White Mage on you, have one constantly use Pray and she'll gain AP well.
White Mage Class: Read Warrior Class to understand how White Mage works.
Songstress Class: This is pretty easy to master. All you really need to do is constantly cast songs like Battle Cry or Darkness Dance. Have a White Mage with Pray handy however.
Black Mage Class: The trick with the Black Mage is to hurt your own party but at the same time you're trying not to kill them. You'll need a White Mage for this... use her and hit yourself and heal away.