Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Finale

Prepare for a most unexpected result.

Team Muscle – Updated Stats

1. Warrior of Light | Level: 71

HP: 5734

Attack: 234

Defense: 246

Magic:  86

Resistance: 159

Mind: 81

Accuracy: 115

Evasion: 135

Speed: 105

2. Luneth | LV: 71

HP: 4935

ATK: 295

DEF: 203

MAG/MND: 87

RES: 132

ACC: 118

EVA: 125

SPD: 135

3. Cloud | LV: 76

HP: 5354

ATK: 283

DEF: 192

MAG: 90

RES: 185

MND: 112

ACC: 118

EVA: 123

SPD: 137

4. Squall | LV: 70

HP: 4913

ATK: 286

DEF/RES: 146

MAG/MND: 102

ACC: 118

EVA: 122

SPD: 121

5. Wakka | LV: 76

HP: 4970 

ATK: 201

DEF: 207

MAG: 112

RES: 213

MND: 115

ACC: 117

EVA: 123

SPD: 135

6. Lightning is still LV 47, but I equipped her with the Overstrike weapon Gladius, which boosts her ATK to 258

The Rest

7. Refia

8. Vaan

9. Orlandeau

10. Lann

Overall: 1. Cloud: 53 points

2.  Wakka: 52

3. Warrior of Light: 48

4. Squall: 46

5. Refia: 43

6. Luneth: 42

7. Lightning/Vaan: 40

8. Orlandeau: 30

9. Lann: Nine

Team Magic – Updated Stats

1. Maria | LV: 74

HP: 4406

ATK: 147

DEF: 188

MAG: 231

RES: 236

MND: 153

ACC: 112

EVA: 123

SPD: 126

2. Arc | LV: 72

HP: 3811

ATK: 145

DEF: 175

MAG: 276

RES: 284

MND: 320

ACC: 118

EVA: 128

SPD: 131

3. Lenna | LV: 79

HP: 3695

ATK: 122

DEF: 133

MAG: 247

RES: 239

MND: 315

ACC: 118

EVA: 128

SPD: 129

4. Terra | LV: 76

HP: 5061

ATK: 189

DEF: 168

MAG: 344

RES: 275

MND: 115

ACC: 118

EVA: 128

SPD: 134

5. Shantotto | LV: 47

HP: 2588

ATK: 102

DEF: 68

MAG: 198

RES: 123

MND: 97

ACC: 114

EVA: 124

SPD: 116

The Rest

6. Rosa

7. Garnet

8. Alphinaud

9.  Reyn

10.  York

Overall: 1. Arc: 72

2. Terra: 71

3. Lenna: 63

4. York: 55

5. Maria: 54

6. Alphinaud: 53

7. Garnet: 40

8. Rosa: 29

9. Shantotto: 28

10. Reyn: Nine

Interestingly, the results for Team Muscle were far more balanced than the results for Team Magic.

THE ULTIMATE CLASH — CLOUD VERSUS… ARC?

I can’t believe it — in the end, their overall stats were… tied. I accept this result, even though it kind of feels like it negated weeks of work. ;-;

When all is said and done, Team Muscle and Team Magic are tied. What did we learn from this undertaking? Apparently, that the game is quite balanced.

The fandom at large counts Ramza, Orlandeau, and Onion Knight among its favorite characters. On the flip side, we have the likes of Ricard, Quina, Kimahri, most Core characters (especially Bard and Summoner), Cyan, Red XIII, Gabranth, Wol, Cid (FFVII), Freya, Serah (:(), and Irvine on the bottom. Characters like Cloud and Beatrix are more likely to split the fandom.

I tend to find certain skill types more effective than others. My least favorites include Dragoon (which leaps to mind), Thief, Machinist, Summon magic (due to its lack of ability uses compared to Black and White magic), Songs, and Dances. I tend to use more general physical and magical skills.

Now that we’re finally done with this gargantuan project that took about a month, I hope to start my next LP soon, a long and winding one about doom — though not the most popular one. ­čśë

It’s a game that I tweeted about recently. 

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 15


Core Characters

1. Tyro | Physical/Magic Hybrid | Level: 75

HP: 5314

Attack: 216

Defense: 164

Magic: 208

Resistance: 156

Mind: 192

Accuracy: 118

Evasion: 125

Speed: 117

2. Warrior | Physical Attack | LV: 46

HP: 3149

ATK: 118

DEF: 129

MAG/MND: 37

RES: 84

ACC: 111

EVA: 124

SPD: 76

3. Knight | Physical Attack | LV: 50

HP: 2610

ATK: 142

DEF: 150

MAG: 57

RES: 106

MND: 62

ACC: 114

EVA: 124

SPD: 75

4. Monk | Physical Attack | LV: 45

HP: 2834

ATK: 190

DEF: 91

MAG: 50

RES: 94

MND: 65

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 105

5. Red Mage | Master of Magic? Yeah, right. | LV: 50

HP: 2073

ATK: 74

DEF: 64

MAG: 141

RES: 101

MND: 106

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 91

6. Black Mage | Offensive Magic | LV: 57

HP: 2035

ATK: 70

DEF: 65

MAG: 154

RES: 135

MND: 92

ACC: 111

EVA: 122

SPD: 94

7. Magus | Offensive Magic | LV: 46

HP: 1912

ATK: 55

DEF: 58

MAG: 139

RES: 125

MND: 105

ACC: 111

EVA: 124

SPD: 81

8. White Mage | Healing Magic | LV: 70

HP: 2844

ATK/DEF: 91

MAG: 146

RES: 190

MND: 194

ACC: 115

EVA: 125

SPD: 101

9. Devout | Healing Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2229

ATK: 64

DEF: 53

MAG: 158

RES: 118

MND: 151

ACC: 117

EVA: 121

SPD: 81

10. Samurai | Physical Attack | LV: 44

HP: 2736

ATK: 107

DEF: 113

MAG/MND: 50

RES: 82

ACC: 110

EVA: 121

SPD: 93

11. Dragoon | Physical Attack | LV: 44

HP: 2529

ATK: 159

DEF: 120

MAG: 60

RES: 95

MND: 50

ACC: 117

EVA: 123

SPD: 112

12. Dark Knight | Physical Attack | LV: 47

HP: 2486

ATK: 135

DEF: 95

MAG: 63

RES: 79

MND: 53

ACC: 114

EVA: 129

SPD: 76

13. Spellblade | Offensive Magic | LV: 44

HP: 2276

ATK: 105

DEF: 113

MAG: 66

RES: 77

MND: 50

ACC: 110

EVA: 124

SPD: 102

14. Viking | Physical Attack | LV: 49

HP: 3321

ATK: 164

DEF: 110

MAG: 48

RES: 76

MND: 55

ACC: 114

EVA: 121

SPD: 91

15. Berserker | Physical Attack | LV: One

HP: 145

ATK: Nine

DEF/RES: Six

MAG/MND: Four

ACC/EVA: 20

SPD: 69

16. Ranger | Physical Attack | LV: 47

HP: 2169

ATK: 121

DEF: 76

MAG: 53

RES: 77

MND: 58

ACC: 118

EVA: 136

SPD: 101

17. Thief | Physical Speed | LV: 44

HP: 2125

ATK: 95

DEF: 87

MAG: 51

RES: 85

MND: 55

ACC: 111

EVA: 123

SPD: 136

18. Bard | Physical Support | LV: 44

HP: 1809

ATK: 70

DEF: 62

MAG: 92

RES: 96

MND: 90

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 88

19. Ninja | Physical Speed | LV: 49

HP: 2460

ATK: 170

DEF: 107

MAG: 84

RES: 159

MND: 81

ACC: 117

EVA: 127

SPD: 134

20. Gladiator | Physical Attack | LV: 46

HP: 3149

ATK: 139

DEF: 111

MAG/MND: 52

RES: 83

ACC: 114

EVA: 124

SPD: 94

Overall: 1. Tyro: 134 points

2. Ninja: 105

3. White Mage: 93

4. Monk/Dragoon: 86

5. Knight: 84

6. Black Mage: 73

7. Devout/Gladiator: 72

8. Viking: 69

9. Dark Knight/Red Mage/Ranger: 67

10. Spellblade: 65

11. Warrior: 63

12. Magus/Thief: 62

13. Samurai: 60

14. Bard: 55

15. Berserker: Nine

Tyro advances to the next round of the ToC to represent Core characters. 

I decided to change my criteria a bit to make sure there were an even number of participants on each side. The two “teams” represent physical and magical power:

Team Muscle: 1. Warrior of Light

2. Luneth

3. Refia

4. Cloud

5. Squall

6. Wakka

7. Vaan

8. Lightning

9. Orlandeau

10. Lann

Team Magic: 1. Maria

2. Arc

3. Rosa

4. Lenna

5. Terra

6. Garnet

7. Shantotto

8. Alphinaud

9. Reyn

10. York (while he is a Physical/Magic Hybrid, I needed another member for Team Magic and he has the highest MAG of all the hybrids)

So the 10 members of each team will face off against each other. In the end, the stats of the mightiest member of each team will be compared to determine the ultimate character. 

Core Characters: Overall LV: 945

Average LV: 47.25

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 14

There are no Final Fantasy XV characters available yet, so I’ll move on to Final Fantasy Tactics and “Beyond” characters. 

1. Ramza | Physical Support | Level: 54

HP: 3823

Attack: 281

Defense/Evasion: 122

Magic: 97

Resistance: 111

Mind: 80

Accuracy: 117

Speed: 126

2. Agrias | Physical Attack | LV: 53

HP: 3897

ATK: 155

DEF: 144

MAG: 62

RES: 89

MND: 87

ACC: 114

EVA: 121

SPD: 100

3. Delita | Physical Attack | LV: 50

HP: 3748

ATK: 148

DEF: 152

MAG: 58

RES: 104

MND: 68

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 97

4. Ovelia | Healing Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2585

ATK: 74

DEF: 65

MAG: 99

RES: 122

MND: 161

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 116

5. Mustadio | Physical Support | LV: 51

HP: 3505

ATK: 146

DEF: 114

MAG: 64

RES: 115

MND: 79

ACC: 111

EVA: 137

SPD: 143

6. Orlandeau | Physical Attack | LV: 57

HP: 4511

ATK: 212

DEF: 182

MAG/MND: 69

RES: 117

ACC: 113

EVA: 124

SPD: 147

7. Gaffgarion | Physical Attack | LV: 55

HP: 4236

ATK: 144

DEF: 112

MAG: 69

RES: 94

MND: 79

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 123

Overall: 1. Orlandeau: 43 points

2. Ramza: 39

3. Mustadio: 30

4. Agrias: 29

5. Ovelia: 27

6. Gaffgarion: 25

7. Delita: 21

Orlandeau advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFT.

I wonder if they will ever add Final Fantasy Tactics Advance characters. 

Beyond Characters

There are only two Beyond characters as of this writing, and both of them are from World of Final Fantasy. 

Lann (left) and Reyn (right)

1. Reyn | Offensive Magic | LV: 1

HP: 180

ATK: Nine

DEF: Seven

MAG: 12

RES/MND: 10

ACC/EVA: 20

SPD: 92

2. Lann | Physical Attack | LV: 1

HP: 211

ATK: 12

DEF/MAG/ RES/MND: Eight

ACC: 20

EVA: 21

SPD: 89

Both advance to the next round to represent Beyond characters. 

I haven’t used them yet due to their lack of particularly useful Soul Breaks. ^^;

Next time, the 20 Core characters will be pitted against each other. 

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 13

Final Fantasy XIV Characters

1. Y’shtola | Healing Magic | Level: 44

HP: 2519

Attack: 82

Defense: 85

Magic: 123

Resistance: 125

Mind: 178

Accuracy: 113

Evasion: 121

Speed: 114

2. Thancred | Physical Speed | LV: 44

HP: 3128

ATK: 155

DEF: 127

MAG: 88

RES: 123

MND: 63

ACC: 111

EVA: 130

SPD: 150

3. Yda | Physical Attack | LV: 43

HP: 3269

ATK: 167

DEF: 107

MAG: 50

RES: 88

MND: 62

ACC: 114

EVA: 125

SPD: 140

4. Papalymo | Offensive Magic | LV: 57

HP: 3229

ATK: 88

DEF: 116

MAG: 246

RES: 158

MND: 150

ACC: 117

EVA/SPD: 122

5. Alphinaud | Master of Magic | LV: 63

HP: 3599

ATK: 160

DEF: 105

MAG: 233

RES: 175

MND: 222

ACC: 118

EVA: 122

SPD: 125

6. Minfilia | Physical Support | LV: 49

HP: 3450

ATK: 153

DEF: 111

MAG: 60

RES: 91

MND: 98

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 100

Overall: 1. Alphinaud: 41 points

2. Papalymo: 33

3. Thancred/Yda: 31

4. Minfilia: 26

5. Y’shtola: 21

Alphinaud advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FF14 and Master of Magic characters. 

Overall LV: 300

Average LV: 50

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 12

Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 Characters

1. Lightning | Physical/Magic Hybrid | Level: 47

HP: 3460

Attack: 216

Defense: 136

Magic: 90

Resistance: 131

Mind: 67

Accuracy: 117

Evasion: 124

Speed: 146

2. Snow | Physical Attack | LV: 57

ATK: 170

DEF: 132

MAG: 89

RES: 91

MND: 89

ACC: 114

EVA: 121

SPD: 149

3. Vanille | Master of Magic | LV: 46

HP: 2629

ATK/DEF: 97

MAG: 165

RES: 150

MND: 195

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 115

4. Sazh | Physical Support | LV: 47

HP: 2904

ATK: 208

DEF: 147

MAG: 67

RES: 97

MND: 78

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 113

5. Hope | Physical/Magic Hybrid | LV: 47

HP: 2683

ATK: 119

DEF: 82

MAG: 226

RES: 126

MND: 167

ACC: 117

EVA: 121

SPD: 116

6. Fang | Physical Attack | LV: 47

HP: 3530

ATK: 195

DEF: 119

MAG: 55

RES: 104

ACC: 117

EVA: 123

SPD: 131

7. Serah | Offensive Magic | LV: 44

HP: 2519

ATK: 71

DEF: 78

MAG: 156

RES: 131

ACC/SPD: 114

EVA: 121

8. Cid Raines | Offensive Magic | LV: 44

HP: 2875

ATK: 100

DEF: 72

MAG: 161

RES: 95

MND: 85

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 109

9. Noel | Physical Attack | LV : 41

HP: 2924

ATK: 177

DEF: 85

MAG: 68

RES: 90

MND: 79

ACC: 111

EVA: 127

SPD: 134

Overall: 1. Lightning: 52 points

2. Snow: 45

3. Vanille: 44

4. Hope: 42

5. Fang: 40

6. Sazh: 39

7. Noel: 35

8. Serah: 30

9. Cid Raines: 26

Lightning advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFXIII and Physical/Magic Hybrid characters. 

Overall LV: 420

Average LV: 46.6

Cid Raines was a surprising addition, kind of like Rufus.

Next time, the characters of Final Fantasy XIV fave off.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 11

Final Fantasy XI Characters

There is only one FFXI character available as of this writing, so Shantotto automatically advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFXI and Offensive Magic characters. Congrats!

Shantotto

Final Fantasy XII Characters

1. Vaan | Physical Speed | Level: 56

HP: 3982

Attack: 181

Defense: 238

Magic: 70

Resistance: 145

Mind: 79

Accuracy: 112

Evasion: 128

Speed: 152

2. Balthier | Physical Attack | LV: 46

HP: 3247

ATK: 179

DEF: 112

MAG: 60

RES: 146

MND: 77

ACC: 117

EVA: 130

SPD: 145

3. Fran | Physical Speed | LV: 44

HP: 3277

ATK: 181

DEF: 104

MAG: 60

RES: 84

MND: 63

ACC: 116

EVA: 121

SPD: 120

4. Basch | Physical Defense | LV: 43

HP: 3394

ATK: 171

DEF: 151

MAG: 50

RES: 110

MND: 59

ACC: 114

EVA: 124

SPD: 93

5. Ashe | Offensive Magic | LV: 70

HP: 4492

ATK: 116

DEF: 196

MAG: 249

RES: 248

MND: 132

ACC: 112

EVA: 123

SPD: 130

6. Penelo | Healing Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2809

ATK: 94

DEF: 65

MAG/ACC: 114

RES: 107

MND: 192

EVA: 121

SPD: 116

7. Gabranth | Physical Defense | LV: 47

HP: 3700

ATK: 177

DEF: 211

MAG: 55

RES: 135

MND: 64

ACC: 117

EVA: 127

SPD: 85

8. Larsa | Healing Magic | LV: 44

HP: 2836

ATK: 106

DEF: 86

MAG: 88

RES: 103

MND: 150

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 103

9. Vayne | Physical/Magic Hybrid | LV: 44

HP: 3021

ATK: 230

DEF: 82

MAG: 122

RES: 83

MND: 55

ACC: 117

EVA: 121

SPD: 99

Overall: 1. Vaan: 57 points

2. Ashe: 54

3. Balthier: 50

4. Gabranth: 42

5. Fran: 35

6. Basch: 32

7. Penelo/Vayne: 31

8. Larsa: 28

Vaan advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFXII and Physical Speed characters. 

I’m kind of surprised that Balthier ranks so high considering that I’ve barely used him.

Overall LV: 441

Average LV: 49

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part 10

Final Fantasy X Characters

1. Tidus | Physical Speed | Level: 57

HP: 4100

Attack: 238

Defense: 167

Magic/Mind: 82

Resistance: 160

Accuracy: 117

Evasion: 129

Speed: 153

2. Yuna | Healing Magic | LV: 49

Yuna

HP: 2957

ATK: 63

DEF: 139

MAG: 155

RES: 183

MND: 168

ACC: 114

EVA: 122

SPD: 117

3. Wakka | Physical Support | LV: 74

HP: 4845

ATK: 197

DEF: 205

MAG: 109

RES: 210

MND: 113

ACC: 117

EVA: 123

SPD: 134

4. Lulu | Offensive Magic | LV: 57

HP: 3229

ATK: 83

DEF: 131

MAG: 195

RES: 172

MND: 101

ACC: 111

EVA: 128

SPD: 105

5. Kimahri | Physical/Magic Hybrid | LV: 42

HP: 3217

ATK: 191

DEF: 104

MAG: 77

RES: 106

MND: 73

ACC: 116

EVA: 121

SPD: 119

6. Rikku | Physical Support | LV: 44

HP: 3009

ATK: 130

DEF: 99

MAG: 56

RES: 84

MND: 63

ACC: 111

EVA: 136

SPD: 150

7. Auron | Physical Attack

HP: 3670

ATK: 184

DEF: 190

MAG/MND: 61

RES: 146

ACC: 114

EVA: 127

SPD: 98

8. Jecht | Physical Attack | LV: 41

HP: 3205

ATK: 136

DEF: 106

MAG: 48

RES: 90

MND: 55

ACC: 111

EVA: 124

SPD: 122

9. Braska | Offensive Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2846

ATK: 71

DEF: 75

MAG: 166

RES: 140

MND: 135

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 116

10. Paine | Physical Attack | LV: 47

Paine

HP: 3547

ATK: 163

DEF: 119

MAG: 59

RES: 87

MND: 60

ACC: 112

EVA: 123

SPD: 131

11. Seymour | Offensive Magic | LV: 43

HP: 2774

ATK: 88

DEF: 69

MAG: 212

RES: 91

MND: 112

ACC: 117

EVA: 121

SPD: 107

Overall: 1. Wakka: 76 points

2. Tidus: 73

3. Lulu: 52

4. Yuna: 51

5. Auron: 50

6. Kimahri: 45

7. Paine: 41

8. Rikku/Seymour: 38

9. Braska: 37

10. Jecht: 38

Wakka advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFX and Physical Support characters. 

Overall LV: 548

Average LV: 49.8


Final Fantasy Record Keeper Tournament of Champions Part Nine

Final Fantasy IX characters. The results may surprise you as to who ranks the highest.

Vivi

1. Zidane | Physical Speed | Level: 47

HP: 3330

Attack: 183

Defense: 128

Magic: 60

Resistance: 125

Mind: 67

Accuracy: 114

Evasion: 141

Speed: 152

2. Garnet | Offensive Magic | LV: 58

HP: 3477

ATK: 93

DEF: 91

MAG: 232

RES: 161

MND: 198

ACC: 117

EVA: 121

SPD: 122

3. Vivi | Offensive Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2462

ATK: 61

DEF: 76

MAG: 171

RES: 149

MND: 86

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 109

4. Steiner | Physical Defense | LV: 47

HP: 3883

ATK: 233

DEF: 189

MAG: 55

RES: 94

MND: 74

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 95

5. Freya | Physical Speed | LV: 47

HP: 3396

ATK: 210

DEF: 113

MAG: 60

RES: 107

MND: 64

ACC: 117

EVA: 140

SPD: 141

6. Quina | Physical Support | LV: 47

HP: 3248

ATK: 227

DEF: 156

MAG: 208

RES: 206

MND: 115

ACC: 117

EVA: 127

SPD: 93

7. Eiko | Healing Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2494

ATK: 64

DEF: 78

MAG: 148

RES: 157

MND: 183

ACC: 114

EVA: 121

SPD: 105

8. Amarant | Physical Attack | LV: 47

HP: 3593

ATK: 139

DEF: 124

MAG: 61

RES: 106

MND: 67

ACC: 108

EVA: 133

SPD: 137

9. Beatrix | Physical/Magic Hybrid | LV: 47

HP: 3460

ATK: 225

DEF: 180

MAG: 55

RES: 93

MND: 154

ACC: 117

EVA: 124

SPD: 99

10. Kuja | Master of Magic | LV: 47

HP: 2781

ATK: 57

DEF: 72

MAG: 162

RES: 108

MND: 124

ACC: 111

EVA: 121

SPD: 123

Overall: 1. Garnet: 53 points

2. Beatrix: 52

3. Quina: 51

4. Zidane: 47

5. Freya: 45

6. Steiner: 44

7 . Amarant: 43

8. Eiko: 34

9. Kuja: 33

10. Vivi: 31

Garnet advances to the next round of the ToC to represent FFIX and Offensive Magic characters. 

Overall LV: 481

Average LV: 48.1