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    Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
    Knight FAQ
    By Rashidi
    E-mail: Rashidi@aol.com
    Ogre Battle Encyclopedia
    Table of Contents
    The 6 Questions (Who, what, why, when, where, and how)
    Other important Information
    Preferred Weapon List
    Thrusting Swords
    Useable Spell List
    Knight SCC (Single Class Challenge)
    Legal Info and Credits
    I. The 6 Questions
    Male and female characters can become Knights.  The female character 
    Ivanna is a Knight.  She joins you very early in the game.  Other 
    notable Knights are Grimal (the boss of Formido) as well as Cassani, 
    Justin, and Lara.
    "Knights display unwavering courage and value courtesy, honor, and 
    pride.  They surpass normal soldiers in ability and can cast certain 
    spells of virtue."  A Knight's preferred weapon is a Sword, or a 
    Thrusting Sword.
    You should use Knights, because they are among the top 4 melee classes 
    in the game (the others being Swordmaster, Angel Knight, and Hawkman).  
    They also have excellent healing power, removing some burden, or 
    negating the need for your Cleric/Priest.
    You can turn any of your male and female characters into Knights if you 
    meet the requirements.  You can find extra characters at a shop, or 
    persuade them in battle.  Ivanna will participate with you as a Guest 
    character at Scabellum, and Vespa (stages 2 & 3).  She will offer to 
    join after the battle.
    A character must have 51 STR, 53 AGI, an ALI of N or L, and the Knights 
    Certificate Emblem in order to become a Knight.
    II. Other Important Information
    Stat Growth - Stat growth at Level Up is based randomly on my X, X-1, 
    X+1 formula.  For all stat growth over 7, X-2, and X+2 are added.  What 
    does this mean in simple man's terms?  A Knight will get between 5-9 HP 
    per level, 2-4 MP per level, etc.  Just look at the number as an 
    average and you'll do fine...
    HP 7
    MP 3
    STR 6
    INT 4
    AGI 5
    Preferred Weapons: If you didn't hear me before, it's Sword and 
    Thrusting Sword.
    Magic ability: Knights have 1 magic slot, and they have a choice 
    between 3 virtue spells.  This is what puts them head and shoulders 
    above most other melee classes, so choose wisely.
    Movement: Base movement of 5, with no ground or water bonuses.  The 
    movement isn't as good as other classes (they have the worst movement 
    of the top 4 melee classes) but their stats and abilities more than 
    make up for it, they're walking tanks.
    Class bonuses (innate bonuses that vary according to class)
    Attack Power +5
    Defense Power +5
    Magic Attack +5
    Magic Defense +5
    Persuasion ability: Knights can persuade other humans fairly easy, with 
    variance depending on gender.  Typically, Knights are good at 
    persuading other Knights.  They also seem to persuade Soldiers easier.
    Fulfilling class requirements: The Knight's Certificate is easy to 
    acquire during training.  You must attack a character adjacent to you 
    15 times.  Attacking from behind does not count towards this total (in 
    other words, get counterattacked 15 times).  If a character has an ALI 
    of C, the expendable item Tome of Discipline can be used to raise the 
    character's ALI.  The required stats are fairly low, you can get there 
    fast if you use a Beast Tamer or Ninja prior to class change.
    Other: I recommend keeping Ivanna a Knight, and making Alphonse a 
    Knight (unless you want him as a Ninja to accelerate AGI growth if you 
    want him to be a Swordmaster).  For one, the name of the game IS 
    "Knight" of Lodis (it is also the only beginning class for him to get 
    the preferred weapon benefit of the Anbicion if you used the trick).  
    For two, if Alphonse and Ivanna are Knights, then you have no need of a 
    Cleric or Priest.  You just eliminated the need for a character that 
    isn't effective on offense.  Question, what is harder to kill, 4 
    Knights and 4 Clerics, or 8 Knights?  Answer: The 8 Knights, by far.  
    Knights are obvious candidates for the Divine Armaments set, because 
    they are suited to the heavy weaponry (and Oracion is the strongest of 
    the Knight's preferred weapons).  They are not so obvious choices for 
    the Hunting Set.  Knights could use the extra movement, and their STR 
    will make them effective with the Bow.  That's all, I think.
    III. Weapon List
    A. Swords
    Short Sword
    Stats: Power 30
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Good sword for beginners.
    Cost/Shop: 360/Y
    Long Sword
    Stats: Power 40
    Description: One-handed weapon.  A large hacking sword.
    Cost/Shop: 700/Y
    Stats: Power 48
    Description: A large, two-handed sword with a V-shaped hilt.  A ring is 
    attached to the hilt.
    Cost/Shop: 1200/Y
    Sum Mannus 
    Stats: Power 54, Earth RES+5, Wind element.
    Description: One-handed lightning sword.
    Cost/Shop: 1440/N
    Firedrake Sword
    Stats: Power 56, Water RES+5, Fire element.
    Description: One-handed flaming sword.
    Cost/Shop: 1440/N
    Ice Blade
    Stats: Power 52, Fire RES+5, Water element.
    Description: One-handed frozen sword.
    Cost/Shop: 1440/N
    Stats: Power 58, Attack Power up VS Dragons.
    Description: Used by Sigurd to defeat the dragon Fafnir.
    Cost/Shop: 1600/N
    Stats: Power 62, Earth RES+5, Wind element.
    Description: Two-handed weapon.  Double edged sword of Notos, god of 
    the South Wind.  1 of 4 Relics of Wind.
    Cost/Shop: 3120/N
    Stats: Power 71, INT+8, Bane RES+5, Virtue element.
    Item use: Banish effect (cannot break)
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Rumored to allow communication with 
    the gods.  1 of 4 Divine Armaments.
    Cost/Shop: 4000/N
    Stats: Power 68, AGI+5, Virtue RES-5, Bane RES+15
    Item use: Anbicion effect (cannot break)
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Sacred sword that King Anbicion 
    received in a covenant with God.
    Cost/Shop: Cannot be purchased or sold.
    Stats: Power 90, AGI+5, Virtue RES-5, Bane RES+15
    Item use: Anbicion effect (cannot break)
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Sacred sword that King Anbicion 
    received in a covenant with God.
    Cost/Shop: Cannot be acquired via normal means (GS only).
    B. Thrusting Swords
    Stats: Power 35
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Slender, flexible sword designed to 
    pierce armor joints.
    Cost/Shop: 420/Y
    Stats: Power 40
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Slender thrusting sword with a knuckle 
    guard on the hilt to protect user's hand.
    Cost/Shop: 640/Y
    Dragon Gem Sword
    Stats: Power 48, Dragon Handling effect.
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Sword with jeweled hilt adorned with a 
    dragon's gem.  Enables communication with dragons.
    Cost/Shop: 880/N
    Needle of Light
    Stats: Power 60, Bane RES+5, Virtue element.
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Thrusting sword that draws on sacred 
    energy and light.
    Cost/Shop: 1440/N
    Stats: Power 68, Virtue RES+5, Bane RES-5, Bane element.
    Description: One-handed weapon.  Assassin sword whose name means "to 
    answer".  1 of 4 Netherworld Weapons.
    Cost/Shop: 4000/N (VS Mode only)
    IV. Spell List
    Element/Type: Virtue/Support
    Stats: Power 20, 8 MP, 7 Range, 1 AOE.
    Effect: Recovers HP (not Undead)
    Cost/Shop: 400/Y
    Lightning Bow
    Element/Type: Virtue/Missile
    Stats: Power 35, 6 MP, 7 Range, 1 AOE.
    Effect: Bolt of electrical energy.
    Cost/Shop: 500/Y
    Element/Type: Virtue/Support
    Stats: Power 0, 10 MP, 7 Range, 1 AOE.
    Effect: Recover from abnormal status (stone, paralysis, asleep, charm, 
    Cost/Shop: 1000/Y
    V. Knight SCC
    I'm not going to make a whole section on this, but I will make a few 
    notes.  Knights are by far the easiest class to do an SCC with.  They 
    have excellent offense, defense, and recovery (read as: the total 
    package).  A group of 8 Knights cannot lose, period, not even to the 
    boss of the game.  Dragon Gem Sword, Hyacinth Fan, Matsukaze, Kagari-
    Bi, Ice Blade, Volcaetus, are 6 weapons that can be gained in chapter 1 
    without going to Quest Mode once.  You can get Anbicion with the 
    Anbicion Trick mentioned in the Secrets FAQ.  You can get Heal Spells 
    in shops, and you'll have the money to buy stuff like Chain Mail, 
    because you'll be selling off items that you don't need.  The fact that 
    you get Ivanna so early does not hurt at all.
    VI. Legal Info and Credits
    This FAQ was made 100% by me, John "Rashidi" Markisch.  You may not 
    take it in whole or in part and claim it as your own. You may not alter 
    it in any way, even if you ask me first, and that includes putting it 
    in HTML format.  Do not post this on your site unless you have 
    expressed consent by me. If you want to post this on your site, my 
    email and website are at the top, and I'm also a frequent poster at 
    Special Thanks goes to...
    Yasumi Matsuno: For writing the Ogre Battle Saga.  If the original 
    Tactics Ogre weren't such a classic, this mediocre game would not be 
    here today.
    Quest: For making this game.
    Atlus: For publishing this game in North America.
    Nintendo: Well, actually, they didn't want to publish this game in 
    North America, so they get no thanks.
    Squaresoft: For buying the rights to the Ogre Battle series, followed 
    by buying out Quest, and recruiting the remaining team members that 
    worked on this game.  Hopefully, your guidance and budget will keep 
    this absurdly easy game from ever happening again.
    Bearsman6: For making an FAQ/Walkthrough (which allowed me to quit on 
    mine).  Also for giving me a means of playing KoL before it was 
    CJayC: Duh...
    Destin: For the secrets FAQ, and allowing me to Manage the info on the 
    Ogre Battle Encyclopedia.
    Olan: For compiling the Class stat growth using that device thingy of 
    yours.  You kept me from spending another 20 hours doing it the manual 
    Rashidi: I wrote this.  In 2 hours.  I want my time back.
    Please visit the Ogre Battle Encyclopedia for any information you need 
    on the Ogre Battle Saga at http://ogrebatle.vze.com