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    Final Fantasy IV DS: Stat Maxing Guide
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    Final Fantasy IV 
    Nintendo DS
    March 18, 2009
    Version 1.5
    Stat Maxing Guide
    Copyright 2008-2009: LunarianFuSoYa
    Jmkeyblademaster1@gmail.com
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1.Introduction
    2.Notes about Stat Maxing
    3.Augment Distribution
    4.Stat Boosts
    5.Stat Maxing 
    6.Contact Information
    7.Legal Disclaimer
    8.Credits
    9.Version History
    10.Final Word
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    1. Introduction
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    "How do I max my stats?" "Which Augments should I give to the characters to
    achieve max stats?" Both of these questions have been seen before from people 
    wanting to know how to max their stats. So, I'm here to provide a nifty little 
    guide on how to max your stats.
    
    This guide will cover the following: general information about stat maxing, how
    to distribute your Augments amongst the final party, and two ways you can max
    your stats. Now, this guide may get kind of confusing. I will have a chart of
    the character's stats at level 70. Next, I will tell you which Augments to 
    equip, how long to leave them on, and give you different chart statistics for
    the stats. If you need any help, or you would like a less in-depth, explanation,
    please don't hesitate to email me. I will be happy to explain my charts and
    diagrams.
    
    To ensure that this guide achieves the overall effect of stat maxing, this guide
    will be as error-free as possible. If you spot any errors I have made, please
    promptly send me an email, so I may correct the problem. That will make this
    guide more proficient. And that is all I have to say about what you will find
    in this guide. Let's get technical.
    
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    2. Notes about Stat Maxing
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    Before I begin the actual stat maxing section, I need to tell you some important
    things about stat maxing. These notes will help you to understand exactly how it
    works, and you will be prepared to successfully max your stats. 
    
    Note #1: Don't bother trying to max your stats until your third playthrough. It
    is impossible to max them on your first playthrough, but you can on your second.
    If you want the overall affect, however, you should save it for your third
    playthrough. That is the best time to max your stats.
    
    Note #2: People seem to think that their stats will just go up based on 
    equipping the Augments to the character. That is not the case. You must have the
    Augments in your command box in order for them to take affect. That's the most
    important thing to realize when stat maxing.
    
    Note #3: Placing an Augment in the Auto-Battle command box will NOT give you the
    required stats. The Augments must be in the regular command box in order to get
    the required stat increases from them.
    
    Note #4: Stat maxing takes place between levels 71-99. Once you reach level 70,
    you are done with stat boosts. The rest of the stat boosts will depend on which
    Augments you have equipped as you level up. So, in other words, you must level
    up to max your stats. I suggest leveling up in floors B8-B11 in Lunar 
    Subterrane. 
    
    Note #5: Don't focus too much on using Augments that increase your HP and MP. 
    While you may do them in the process of maxing your other stats, they can be
    increased with Soma Drops and Silver/Gold Apples. Don't waste your levels trying
    to get those up, when there are items you can use to increase those. It may take
    some time farming for them, but your main stats cannot be increased by any item.
    
    Note #6: Finally, equipment can affect stats. For example, Rydia's Stardust Rod
    maxes her Intellect to 99. However, if you do that, you can't get her max 
    attack, which is 110 from the Dragon Whisker. Therefore, you need to take into
    consideration the kinds of equipment you want on your character. Adamant Armors
    give your stats +15 increases, so you'll want to take that into consideration
    too. Basically, you want to build your stats around the equipment you have.
    
    
    This is all the basic information you need to know about maxing your stats. The
    main one to be careful about it the equipment stat boosts. Make sure you know
    which equipment you are going to keep on your characters before you start 
    equipping your Augments. Don't worry, you'll figure it out. 
    
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    3. Augment Distribution
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    It is very important to distribute your Augments, so that each character can get
    the max stats needed. I will provide one method to max your stats. It's kinda 
    hard to do this because Augment setups are based on personal preference, but 
    this method is proven to get your max stats. Here is a complete list of how to
    distribute your Augments each playthrough:
    
    FIRST PLAYTHROUGH
    Auto-Potion: Palom
    Item Lore: Porom
    Counter: Cecil
    Curse: Palom
    Cry: Kain
    Bluff: Tellah
    Twincast x2: Cecil and Rosa
    Dualcast: Rosa
    Tsunami: Edge
    Gil Farmer: Cid
    Bardsong: Tellah
    Salve: Not obtained this playthrough
    Hide: Not obtained this playthrough
    Recall: Yang
    Last Stand: Yang
    Fast Talker: Rydia
    Whirlwind: Edge
    Draw Attacks: Cecil
    Reach: Cecil
    Analyze: FuSoYa
    Upgrade: FuSoYa
    Adrenaline: Not obtained this playthrough
    MP+50%: Rosa
    Inferno: Kain
    Darkness: Kain
    Focus: Cecil
    Kick: Cecil 
    Brace: Cecil
    Level Lust: Cecil
    HP+50%: DO NOT GIVE YET
    Piercing Magic: Rosa
    Bless: Edge
    Omnicasting: Rosa
    Phoenix: Kain
    Treasure Hunter: Cecil
    Eye Gouge: Edge
    ????'s Love: Cecil
    Safe Travel: Cecil
    Limit Break: Kain
    
    SECOND PLAYTHROUGH
    Auto-Potion: Rydia
    Item Lore: Edward
    Counter: Rydia
    Curse: Kain
    Cry: Edge
    Bluff: Rydia
    Twincast x2: Edge and Rydia
    Dualcast: Rydia
    Tsunami: Rydia
    Gil Farmer: Yang
    Bardsong: Cid
    Salve: Rosa
    Hide: Cecil
    Recall: Edge
    Last Stand: Kain
    Fast Talker: Rosa
    Whirlwind: Kain
    Draw Attacks: Kain
    Reach: Edge
    Analyze: Edge
    Ugrade: Cecil
    Adrenaline: Kain
    MP+50%: Rydia
    Inferno: Rydia
    Darkness: Edge
    Focus: Kain
    Kick: Kain
    Brace: Edge
    Level Lust: Rosa
    HP+50% Edward
    Piercing Magic: Rydia
    Bless: Rydia
    Omnicasting: Rydia
    Phoenix: Edge
    Limit Break: Rydia
    
    THIRD PLAYTHROUGH
    Auto-Potion: Rosa
    Item Lore: Rosa
    Counter: Edge
    Curse: Edge
    Cry: Rydia
    Bluff: Edge
    Twincast x2: Kain and whoever
    Dualcast: Edge
    Tsunami: Rosa
    Gil Farmer: Edward
    Bardsong: Rydia
    Salve: Cecil
    Hide: Edge
    Recall: Kain
    Last Stand: Edge
    Fast Talker: Edge
    Whirlwind: Rydia
    Draw Attacks: Edge
    Reach: Rydia
    Analyze: Kain
    Upgrade: Kain
    Adrenaline: Edge
    MP+50%: Edge
    Inferno: Rosa
    Darkness: Rosa
    Focus: Edge
    Kick: Edge
    Brace: Kain
    Level Lust: Edge
    HP+50%: Edge
    Piercing Magic: Kain
    Bless: Rosa
    Omnicasting: Kain
    Phoenix: Rydia
    
    This is just one setup you can use out of many. It's all about preference and
    what you want to do. I will be providing two ways to max your stats. One way
    is following this list, and the other is assuming you've given your second Limit
    Break to Cecil along with ????'s Love. 
    
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    4. Stat Boosts
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    Below, I will list each Augment and tell you the stat boosts you can get from
    those Augments. Keep in mind that these Augments must be in your command box in
    order to get their increases. Also, AUTO-BATTLE COMMAND DOES NOT WORK FOR STAT
    INCREASES!!!
    
    Auto-Potion: Stamina+1, HP+10
    
    Item Lore: Intellect+1
    
    Counter: Stamina+1, Strength+1
    
    Curse: Spirit+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5
    
    Cry: Spirit+1
    
    Bluff: Intellect+1
    
    Twincast x2: Intellect+1, MP+5
    
    Dualcast: Intellect+1, MP+5 
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5
    
    Gil Farmer: Speed+1
    
    Bardsong: Speed+1
    
    Salve: Speed+1
    
    Hide: Speed+1
    
    Recall: Intellect+1, MP+5
    
    Last Stand: Stamina+1, Strength+1, HP+10
    
    Fast Talker: Intellect+1, MP+5
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5
    
    Draw Attacks: Stamina+1
    
    Reach: Speed+1
    
    Analyze: Intellect+1
    
    Upgrade: Speed+1
    
    Adrenaline: Strength+1
    
    MP+50%: MP+10
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5
    
    Darkness: Stamina+1, Strength+1, HP+10
    
    Focus: Strength+2, HP+10
    
    Kick: Strength+1
    
    Brace: Stamina+1, HP+10
    
    Level Lust: Strength+1
    
    HP+50%: HP+10
    
    Piercing Magic: Spirit+1, Intellect+1
    
    Bless: Intellect+1
    
    Omnicasting: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, MP+5
    
    Phoenix: Spirit+2
    
    Treasure Hunter: Speed+1
    
    Eye Gouge: Intellect+1, MP+5 
    
    ????'s Love: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    
    Safe Travel: Speed+1 
    
    Limit Break: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    
    
    And those are all the stat increases from the Augments. As you can see, Limit
    Break and ????'s Love are the big two that will provide the most. You definitely
    want to get those. 
    
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    5. Stat Maxing 
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    Here we are, the purpose of this guide. I'm going to provide you with two 
    methods to max your stats. Keep in mind, I'm not factoring in the equipment stat
    increases because there are endless possible equiptions. If you want to know 
    which equipment increases stats, check Obishawn's Equipment/Item FAQ. I will,
    however, tell you the max stats for the attack and defense. That is part of stat
    maxing after all.
    
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    *  Method #1  *
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    This method consists of the three-playthrough Augment list I gave in section 3.
    I will tell you how to max your stats by telling you which Augments to have in
    your command box and for which levels. Here are the characters final stats at
    level 70:
    
    Name  Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    Cecil  73   41   70   36   41
    Edge   61   72   48   35   24 
    Kain   71   54   56   12   39
    Rosa   48   32   42   22   73
    Rydia  36   33   34   72   54
    
    [Credits go to SB Allen for this chart, which I took from his sweet 
    FAQ/Walkthrough for Final Fantasy IV.] 
    
    Okay, so let's max the characters individually one by one. We're going to start
    with Cecil.
    
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    CECIL
    
    ????'s Love: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29 Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Speed, +29 
    Strength, +145 MP, +290 HP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  70  99  65  70
    
    Salve: Speed+1 (levels 71-99) = Spd +29
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  65  70
    
    Omnicasting: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, + 29
    Intellect, + 145 MP
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  94  99
    
    Twincast: Intellect+1, MP+5 (Levels 71-75) = +5 Intellect, +25 MP
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  99  99
    
    Congradualations, you have maxed Cecil. You may use other combos, but this
    is a guaranteed 99 everything right here.
    
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    KAIN
    
    Limit Break: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29 Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Speed, +145 MP, 
    +290 HP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  73  85  41  68
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Stamina, +29
    Speed, +29 Strength, +145 MP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  41  68
    
    Piercing Magic: Spirit+1, Intellect+1 (Levels 71-99) = +29 Intellect, +29 
    Spirit.
    
    Omnicasting: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, MP+5 (Levels 71-99) = +29 Intellect, +29 
    Spirit, +145 MP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  99  99
    
    Okay, that takes care of Kain. As you can see, I gave Kain Piercing Magic and
    Omnicasting as Edge already has a method to max stats without it, and they are
    pretty worthless on Cecil, as all he has is supporting White Magic. It's best
    to forget about the magic on Cecil and use Rosa for White Magic.
    
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    RYDIA
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Stamina, +29
    Speed, +29 Strength, +145 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    65   62   63   72   54
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 
    Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    94   62   92   99   54
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    94   91   92   99   83
    
    Phoenix: Spirit+2 (levels 71-79) = +16 Spirit.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    94   91   92   99   99
    
    Counter: Stamina+1, Strength+1 (levels 80-87) = +8 Strength, +8 stamina.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   91   99   99   99
    
    Reach: Speed+1 (levels 88-95) = +8 Speed.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    That will do it for Rydia. As you can see, I managed to max her stats without
    the second Limit Break. I have found a better use for Limit Break rather than
    giving it to her. For levels 96-99, you my equip an Augment that increases HP
    or MP in place of Reach. 
    
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    ROSA
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    48   61   42   51   99
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 
    Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    77   61   71   80   99
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Stamina, +29
    Speed, +29 Strength, +145 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   90   99   80   99
    
    Dualcast: Intellect+1, MP+5 (levels 71-89) = +19 Intellect, +95 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   90   99   99   99
    
    Salve: Speed+1 (levels 90-98) = +9 Speed. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    
    Whew, I was able to revise a method to stat max Rosa. I had screwed up with my
    Augment distributions, but I managed to max Rosa without giving her the Second
    Limit Break. That can now be given to Rydia or Cecil. It's up to you who to give
    it to, but I think that Cecil will give more damage than Rydia. Spenstah also
    believes that LB should go to Cecil, as you'll see in his method.
    
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    EDGE
    
    Curse: Spirit+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    90   72   77   35   53
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    90   99   77   64   82
    
    Phoenix: Spirit+2 (levels 71-79) = +18 Spirit.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    90   99   77   64   99
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 
    Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    Finally, we've maxed Edge. As you can see, Edge still has 80-99 for a command.
    You can replace Phoenix with an HP/MP boosted Augment to prevent less farming
    for Soma Drops and Silver/Gold Apples.
    
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    Whew, that took a while. As you can see, I was able to successfully max my stats
    by using the given Augment setup. There are many more setups you can use to max
    your stats; you just have to experiment and try new things. It took me a while
    to get it out on paper, but once you've got everything up to 99, it's the best
    feeling in the world. 
    
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    *  Method #2  *
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    This method was taken directly from Spenstah's awesome Kain and Cecil Augment
    FAQ on the Final Fantasy IV DS board. In his method, ????'s love (he calls it
    Kluya's Love) and Limit Break are given to cecil besides giving Rydia the second
    Limit Break. Here is what he has to say and his Augment distribution.
    
    SBallen and GauRocks think giving LB to Rydia is a must, and by deciding between
    the two, you choose your #1 damage dealer: Cecil or Kain. They both can  agree 
    that you must give ???'s love (I'm calling it Kluya's Love from now on, since 
    that's what I put) to one you didn't give LB to, even though the two combine 
    wonderfully. Action's guide isn't set in stone just yet, but at the time of 
    posting, he agrees with them.
    
    That's why I'm here, to present an augment guide that puts Cecil and Kain at the
    top, and showcases what Kluya's love can really do. This guide was constructed 
    with bits and pieces from SBAllen's guide, GauRocks's guide, and some of my own 
    strategy. Compared to SBAllen, you get more use out of Kluya's Love, Limit 
    Break, Bluff, and Recall. Compared to GauRocks, it's more of a toss-up. In 
    exchange for less of Inferno, Tsunami, Adrenaline and Eye Gouge, you get 1st 
    playthrough twincasting, more use out of recall, level lust, the two +50%s, 
    Kluya's love, and Limit break. And with that, I'll start my new guide, beginning
    now.
    
    FIRST PLAYTHROUGH:
    
    Auto-Potion: Give to Porom
    Item Lore: Give to Palom/Porom
    Counter: Give to Cecil
    Curse: Give to Palom
    Tsunami: Give to Tellah
    Twincast: Give to Cecil
    Twincast: Give to Rosa/Cid
    Bluff: Give to Tellah
    Cry: Give to Kain
    Dualcast: Give to Rosa
    Bardsong: Give to Yang
    Recall: Give to Cecil
    Last Stand: Give to Yang
    Fast Talker: Give to Rydia
    Whirlwind: Give to Edge
    Gil Farmer: Give to Cid
    Draw Attacks: Give to Cecil
    Reach: Give to Cecil
    Analyze: Give to FuSoYa
    Upgrade: Give to Cecl/ NO ONE
    Adrenaline*: Give to Edge (if obtained)
    MP+50%: Give to Rydia
    Inferno: Give to FuSoYa
    Darkness: Give to Kain
    Focus: Give to Cecil
    Kick: Give to Cecil
    Brace: Give to Cecil
    Level Lust: Give to Cecil
    HP+50%: Give to Rosa
    Peircing Magic: Give to Rosa
    Bless: Give to Edge
    Omnicasting: Give to Rosa
    Phoenix: Give to Kain
    Treasure Hunter: Give to Whomever
    Eye Gouge: Give to NO ONE/ Rosa
    Kluya's Love: Give to Cecil
    Safe Travel: Give to Cecil
    
    SECOND PLAYTHROUGH:
    
    Limit Break: Give to Cecil
    Eye Gouge/ Upgrade: Give to Edward
    Auto-Potion: Give to Edward
    Item :Lore: Give to Edge
    Counter: Give to Rydia
    Curse: Give to Rydia
    Tsunami: Give to Rosa
    Twincast: Give to Kain
    Twincast: Give to Cid/Cecil
    Bluff: Give to Rosa
    Cry: Give to Rosa
    Dualcast: Give to Rydia
    Bardsong: Give to Rosa
    Salve: Give to Edge
    Hide: Give to Edge
    Recall: Give to Rosa
    Last Stand: Give to Rosa
    Fast Talker: Give to Rosa
    Whirlwind: Give to Rydia
    Draw Attacks: Give to Rydia
    Reach: Give to Edge
    Analyze: Give to Rosa
    Upgrade: Give to Edge/Cecil
    Adrenaline: Give to Cecil
    MP+50%: Give to Rosa
    Inferno: Give to Rydia
    Gil Farmer: Give to Rydia
    Darkness: Give to Cecil
    Focus: Give to Kain
    Kick: Give to Edge
    Brace: Give to Rydia
    Level Lust: Give to Rosa
    HP+50%: Give to Whomever
    Piercing Magic: Give to Rydia
    Bless: Give to Rosa
    Omnicasting: Give to Rydia
    Phoenix: Give to Rydia
    
    THIRD PLAYTHROUGH:
    
    Auto-Potion: Rydia
    Item lore: Rydia
    Counter: Edge
    Curse: Edge
    Tsunami: Kain
    Twincast: Rydia
    Twincast: Edge
    Bluff: Cecil
    Cry: Edge
    Dualcast: Cecil
    Bardsong: Kain
    Salve: Rydia
    Hide: Rosa
    Recall: Kain
    Last Stand: Edge
    Fast Talker: Cecil
    Whirlwind: Rosa
    Draw Attacks: Edge
    Reach: Kain/Rydia
    Analize: Kain
    Upgrade: Kain
    Adrenaline: Kain
    MP+50%: Cecil
    Inferno: Rosa
    Gil Farmer: Cecil
    Darkness: Edge
    Focus: Edge
    Kick: Kain
    Brace: Rosa
    Level Lust: Whomever
    HP+50%: Whomever
    Piercing Magic: Edge
    Bless: Rosa
    Omnicasting: Kain
    Phoenix: Edge/Rosa/Cecil
    
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    CECIL
    
    Kluya's Love: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29 Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Speed, +29 
    Strength, +145 MP, +290 HP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  70  99  65  70
    
    Limit Break: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29 Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Speed, +145 MP, 
    +290 HP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  94  99
    
    Dualcast: Intellect +1, MP +5 (Levels 71-75) = +5 Intellect, +5 MP. 
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  99  99
    
    Okay, as you can see, giving both Kluya's Love and Limit Break to Cecil allows
    him to reach the max stats much more quickly than without. If you decide to
    follow this setup, you have complete freedom in choosing the replacement command
    for Dualcast from levels 86-99. You also have a fourth command available from
    levels 71-99. You may choose a command that focuses on HP/MP to prevent less
    time farming.
    
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    KAIN
    
    Limit Break: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5, HP+10
    (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29 Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Speed, +145 MP, 
    +290 HP.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  73  85  41  68
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 
    Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  73  99  70  68
    
    Omnicasting: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, + 29
    Intellect, + 145 MP
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  73  99  99  97
    
    Phoenix: Spirit+2 (Levels 71-72) = +2 Spirit.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  73  99  99  99
    
    Upgrade: Speed+1 (Levels 71-96) = +26 Speed.
    
    Str Spd Sta Int Spi
    99  99  99  99  99
    
    Alright, that does it for Kain. He's still got a slot to replace Phoenix and
    Upgrade after those respective levels. As always, I suggest HP/MP increasing
    Augments that will make Soma Drop and Silver/Gold Apple farming less tedious.
    
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    RYDIA
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Stamina, +29
    Speed, +29 Strength, +145 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    65   62   63   72   54
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    65   91   63   99   79
    
    Curse: Spirit+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    94   91   92   99   99
    
    Salve: Speed+1 (Levels 71-78) = +8 Speed
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    94   99   92   99   99
    
    Counter: Stamina+1, Strength+1 (Levels 79-85) = +7 Strength, +7 Stamina.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    And Rydia's stats are, once again, easily maxed without the second Limit Break.
    In two examples now, it has been proven that giving the second Limit Break to
    Rydia is not an "absolute must". She still has an available slot after level 85,
    so give her that MP+50% to bring up her MP. 
    
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    ROSA
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    48   61   42   51   99
    
    Inferno: Stamina+1, Speed+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Stamina, +29
    Speed, +29 Strength, +145 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   90   99   80   99
    
    Tsunami: Intellect+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 
    Intellect, +29 Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Bardsong: Speed+1 (Levels 71-79) = +9 Speed.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   80   99
    
    Fast Talker: Intellect+1, MP+5 (Levels 80-98) = +19 Intellect, +95 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    Rosa is the most difficult character to completely max stats. I have to give
    kudos to Spenstah for coming up with a method to max Rosa that doesn't involve
    wasting the second Limit Break. I didn't have the patience to come up with a
    good setup after failing so many times.
    
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    EDGE
    
    Curse: Spirit+1, Stamina+1, Strength+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Stamina, +29 Strength, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    90   72   77   35   53
    
    Whirlwind: Spirit+1, Intellect+1, Speed+1, MP+5 (levels 71-99) = +29 Spirit, +29
    Intellect, +29 Speed, +145 MP. 
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   64   82
    
    Counter: Stamina+1, Strength+1 (Levels 71-92) +22 Strength, +22 Stamina.
    
    Piercing Magic: Spirit+1, Intellect+1 (Levels 71-87) = +17 spirit, +17 
    Intellect.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   81   99
    
    Bless: Intellect+1 (Levels 93-99) = +7 Intellect
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   88   99
    
    Twincast: Intellect+1, MP+5 (Levels 88-99) = +12 Intellect, +60 MP.
    
    Str  Spd  Sta  Int  Spi
    99   99   99   99   99
    
    And that's how you max Edge. He wasn't too hard, but he does have very low
    Intellect. That's why it is strongly recommended you equip him with a lot of
    Intellect boosting Augments. Also, this is the second method I've shown you to
    max everybody. That wasn't too hard, was it?
    
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    8. Credits
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    The following people or parties deserve recognition for the production of this
    guide:
    
    - GameFAQs.com for hosting this guide.
    
    - Supercheats.com for hosting this guide.
    
    - Neoseekers.com for hosting this guide.
    
    - SB Allen's sweet FAQ/Walkthrough, where I got the final stats of the final
    party at level 70. I also used one of his stat maxing strategies for Cecil, and
    I have combined some of his Augment distribution with that of Gau's and my own
    personal setup.
    
    - Gau Rocks because I used part of his Augment distributions, along with SB
    Allen's and my own personal setup.
    
    - Spenstah for agreeing to let me use his Augment setup for a second method
    to max the stats. Thank you, man.
    
    - Ignasia 7 who helped Spenstah with his Cecil-Kain Augment Guide. Spenstah
    wished for a good portion of the credit to go to him.
    
    - NorthernDruid for pointing out a simple calculation error and confirming
    the fact that I need to go back to first grade math. 
    
    - Mystery500's Augment FAQ, which is where I got the stat increases from.
    Bro, if you are reading this, Safe Travel give +1 Speed.
    
    - CheezkidII for sending me an email and telling me the stat increase for
    Safe Travel. He was my first reader mail, so he deserves big thanks for that
    and the info he provided.
    
    - Action because I used his note about giving Edge Whirlwind in order to max
    his stats.
    
    - Everybody on the Final Fantasy IV DS boards, whose questions inspire me to
    write various FAQs for this wonderful masterpiece.
    
    - nosamename and Obishawn for pointing out some technical errors with the 
    calculations or guide format. 
    
    - Everyone who emailed me with comments, questions, information tidbits, and
    other nice emails.
    
    - Square Enix and Nintendo for realeasing this game onto the DS. It's mainly
    Square's, but they need Nintendo to license it on the DS.
    
    - Me for writing this guide. 
    
    - You, the reader, for taking the time to read this guide.
    
    Square Enix has full rights to the content with in the game. All trademarks,
    Augments, and characters are protected by copyright law. I am not affiliated
    with Square Enix or Nintendo in anyway.
    
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    9. Version History
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    Version 1.00 November 27th, 2008: First version of the guide submitted. It 
    covers information about stat maxing and one method to max your stats. 
    
    Version 1.1 December 2nd, 2008: Added two new sites approved to use this guide
    and added a version history. I'm gonna try some more stat maxing combos and
    possibly add those in as well.  
    
    Version 1.2 December 11th, 2008: Added another method to max stats from 
    Spenstah's Cecil-Kain Augment guide. Thank you for allowing me to use this. I
    also got my first email pointing out that Safe Travel does give stat increases.
    A very big thank you to CheezkiddII. 
    
    Version 1.3 December 15, 2008: Fixed a calculation error for Cecil's Intellect
    in both methods. This just shows I need to go back to first grade math. Thank
    you to NorthDruid for pointing out the area. Also, I updated the credits section
    to credit more individuals for helping me with this guide.
    
    Version 1.4 December 16, 2008: I realized that I had given Tsunami to four 
    characters when there were only three Tsunamis. I also came up with a better way
    to max Rosa's stats without wasting Limit Break. You see, I meant to give Rosa
    Whirlwind, but I accidentally gave it to Kain. Thus, I couldn't come up with an
    easy method. By implementing Inferno, Tsunami, and Whirlwind on Rosa, it was 
    easy to come up with a stat maxing method. Those errors have been corrected, and
    I also changed Kain's stat maxing method. You'll see that some of the Augments
    have changed in the list. 
    
    Version 1.5. March 18th, 2009: It's a little late, but Happy New Year to my
    readers. Here's to a new year of productive FAQ writing and good fortune. I
    fixed some more errors, added the stat increase for Safe Travel, and changed
    the email address to contact me at. If anybody sent questions to the previous
    email, I apologize for not answering them. That account is long gone, so please
    re-send your questions to the new email. I will hopefully be publishing the
    final version of this FAQ soon; however, I want to make sure that it is as 
    perfect as possible. If you spot anything wrong, PLEASE send me an email ASAP.
    
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    10. Final Word
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    Well, this concludes my guide for stat maxing. I hope you found it helpful in
    maxing your character's stats. I had a blast writing my first guide, and I plan
    on doing more in the future. Look for later works by me. Happy reading.
    
    ~The End~