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This FAQ is a database on every character in the game.  Well, to be more
precise, this FAQ tells you everything you need to know about every character
that can fight in a battle.  It tells you their strengths and weaknesses, and
is an all-around FAQ for you character selection needs.  If you are having a
hard time choosing a character for your main party, this FAQ will tell you
which characters are the best characters in the game according to stats,
physical strength, and magical strength.

I started writing this FAQ after I had leveled up my characters to an average
level of 60.  Certain characters the end of the game had a higher level due
either to the fact that they were transferred from S1 to give them a higher
level (ex. Pesmerga) or because they gained a higher level due to the goofy
level-up system that the game has.  I decided that level 60 was a reasonable
level to make the average level because it's the level where leveling up past
60 would become a chore.  Then, I decided I would use a Codebreaker to
make my characters' levels shoot to 99 just to see how powerful they'd really
get.  I'd do that so you'd see, too.

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1) The Powerhouse Magicians
   Riou, Tir McDohl, Kahn, Nina, Sigfried, Zamza
2) The Magical Swordsmen
   Flik, Sheena, Camus, Anita, Valeria
3) The Long-Ranged Magicians
   Tengaar, Rina, Eilie, Millie
4) The Full-Fledged Magicians
   Luc, Mazus, Viki, Gantetsu
5) The Rock-Solid Fighters
   Viktor, Pesmerga, Georg, Humphrey, Rikimaru, Oulan, Miklotov, Gijimu,
   Hauser, Bob, L. C. Chan, Wakaba, Feather, Rulodia
6) Above Average Fighters
   Nanami, Freed Y, Yoshino, Karen, Futch, Lorelai, Tai Ho, Killey,
   Lo Wen, Sasuke, Mondo
7) The Average Fighters
   7.S) Short Ranged Average Fighters
        Hix, Kasumi, Shin, Genshu, Bolgan, Gengen, Badeaux, Vincent, Hanna,
        Shiro
   7.M) Mid-Ranged Average Fighters
        Chaco, Sid, Tsai, Tomo, Koyu, Amada, Hoi, Abizboah
   7.L) Long Ranged Average Fighters
        Clive, Stallion, Meg, Kinnison, Ayda, Shilo, Simone
8) The Horrible Fighters
   Tuta, Hai Yo, Gabocha, Gadget, Mukumuku, Makumaku, Mikumimku, Mekumeku,
   Mokumoku, Chuchara
9) Recruitment Drive (COMING SOON!)
10) Finding Runes (IN PROGRESS!)
11) FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
12) People who have permission to use my FAQ
13) Credits

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General Rating: *****
1) About this class of characters:
These characters are classified due to their extremely well-balanced
performance.  They have strong physical and magical strengths.  Their stats
are all relatively high.  Their weapons are very sharp at level 16, and they
are not swordsman.  There is another class for the swordsman.  These
characters are strong physically and magically, but have weapons other than
swords.  To give you an idea of what kind of character this is, think of
Riou, the Hero.  There are few characters of such strength.  Make sure you
use them to their fullest.

1.1) Riou (The Hero)
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 170
Recommended Runes: Bright Shield Rune, Darkness Rune, Blue Gate Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Kindness Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 612   STR 161   TCH 181   MGC 140   SPD 166   PRT 128   MDF 144   LCK 183 
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 797   STR 200   TCH 216   MGC 158   SPD 197   PRT 150   MDF 163   LCK 215 
Magic Points: 9/6/3/1
Evaluation: He's the hero of the game, so you'll know him better than anyone
else.  He's good offensively and defensively.  He's fast and has the Bright
Shield Rune, which is great for healing your party members.

1.2) Tir McDohl
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Rage Rune, Soul Eater, Flowing Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Poison/Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 620   STR 179   TCH 194   MGC 180   SPD 153   PRT 165   MDF 158   LCK 158
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Stats at Level 99:
HP 806   STR 203   TCH 227   MGC 213   SPD 169   PRT 187   MDF 184   LCK 185
Magic Points: 9/8/5/3
Evaluation: He's as good as he was before, if not better.  Tir is back, but
only if you load a completed Suikoden I file.  There's a nice FAQ about it
here at GameFAQs.  Anyways, the Soul Eater might be a rival for the best rune
in the game.  And in the hands of Tir, you'll have a hugely destructive party
member.  Otherwise, all of his stats are extremely high and his Double Leader
Unite attack with Riou is also incredibly powerful.

1.3) Kahn
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Darkness Rune, Resurrection Rune, Flowing Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Magic Drain Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 634   STR 131   TCH 139   MGC 147   SPD 126   PRT 116   MDF 144   LCK 107
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 822   STR 148   TCH 162   MGC 167   SPD 154   PRT 139   MDF 165   LCK 130
Magic Points: 9/6/3/2
Evaluation: Kahn is one of the best fighters in the game.  He's got all the
bases covered, three runes, and lot of HP and MP.  Make sure you give him
your best runes, such as a Flowing Rune.

1.4) Sierra
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Mother Earth Rune, Darkness Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Thunder Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 559   STR 121   TCH 124   MGC 159   SPD 150   PRT 106   MDF 143   LCK 92
Magic Points: 9/6/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 550   STR 142   TCH 141   MGC 188   SPD 176   PRT 129   MDF 167   LCK 115
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Evaluation: Her weapon isn't as sharp as it could be.  But still, she's
probably going to do some spell casting, anyways.  Lots of MP and two rune
slots are nice.  High stats give her a higher standing, too.  She's
definitely one of the best in the game.

1.5) Nina
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, Fire Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Water Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 562   STR 132   TCH 116   MGC 147   SPD 127   PRT 124   MDF 156   LCK 121
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 749   STR 153   TCH 135   MGC 174   SPD 155   PRT 149   MDF 185   LCK 145
Magic Points: 9/6/3/2
Evaluation: Wow, Nina was the character I'd least expect to be in this class
of characters.  But she's very well-rounded and has high stats overall.
She's got a lot of MP, Strength, and Defense, too.  I guess that Nina is an
Easter Egg that the designers threw in.

1.6) Sigfried
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, White Saint Rune, ????????
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (Can't Embed)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 737   STR 489   TCH 124   MGC 142   SPD 105   PRT 192   MDF 160   LCK 93
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 881   STR 570   TCH 142   MGC 167   SPD 130   PRT 217   MDF 188   LCK 113
Magic Points: 
Evaluation: His gender isn't quite known.  Richmond refers to him as a "he,"
but when you take a bath with him, he's in the girls' side.  I'll just say
that he's male, but he likes his women.  His attack power is through the roof
and he has a unique rune alongside that.  But, due to his large animal
status, you might replace him for two other strong magicians instead.
Stat-wise, he has no major problems, but he's a little weak on the physical
defense side.  Also, if he gets a critical hit, he not only stabs the
enemy, but he pummels it with his front hooves.  It should result in around
1300+ damage.  On a side note, he gets a third rune slot sometime between
level 60 and level 99.

1.7) Zamza
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Fire Dragon Rune, Fire Sealing Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Lizard Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 619   STR 145   TCH 131   MGC 141   SPD 105   PRT 140   MDF 147   LCK 89
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 808   STR 170   TCH 158   MGC 167   SPD 136   PRT 154   MDF 169   LCK 108
Magic Points: 
Evaluation: As much as I hate to admit it, he's actually a good fighter.
He's much like Siegfried, only with less attack and more defense.  He's a
good magician, but you might want to equip him with a Fire Sealing Rune to
compliment his Fire Dragon Rune.  I'll leave it up to you if you want to use
a magic rune or not.  BTW, don't send me a mail flaming me because I put him
here.  It took me a while to place him, and even I'm not sure if he belongs
here.  He's kind of a mix between a Powerhouse Fighter and an Average
Fighter.  The combination of Fire Dragon Rune + Fire Sealing Rune + Mist Robe
gives him several elemental immunities and allows him to do a lot of damage
every round.  You can get Mist Robes from the Armor's Rare Finds in Rockaxe.


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General Rating: *****
2) About this class of characters:
These characters are almost exactly the same as The Powerhouse Magicians,
except that these guys use swords.  Think of Flik.  His magical strength is
high, along with his physical strength.

2.1) Flik
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Thunder Rune, Rage Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Exertion Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 631   STR 156   TCH 155   MGC 156   SPD 140   PRT 141   MDF 127   LCK 82 
Magic Points: 9/6/3/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 825   STR 184   TCH 178   MGC 187   SPD 168   PRT 165   MDF 146   LCK 101
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Evaluation: Flik will serve you well throughout the game.  His high MP and
high stats all-around make him a steady party member.  Replace his Lightning
Rune and give him a Thunder and Rage Rune if you find some.  He'll be an
offensive machine.

2.2) Sheena
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Thunder Rune, Earth Rune, Fire Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 64:
HP 575   STR 161   TCH 164   MGC 130   SPD 125   PRT 126   MDF 148   LCK 125 
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 744   STR 183   TCH 188   MGC 147   SPD 149   PRT 149   MDF 166   LCK 149 
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: He has high stats in every area, and if you transferred him in
from Suikoden I, he'll have a sharp weapon and high level.  He gets 3 runes,
but his magical power is lower than other magic users.  So, his magic attack
strength isn't as strong as some of the other people's magic strength.

2.3) Camus
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Rage Rune, Resurrection Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: 
Stats at Level 60:
HP 557   STR 141   TCH 143   MGC 130   SPD 144   PRT 146   MDF 124   LCK 126
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 751   STR 162   TCH 170   MGC 153   SPD 172   PRT 163   MDF 148   LCK 145
Magic Points: 9/6/3/1
Evaluation: He gets more spells and is the better magically than Miklotov.
He's weaker physically, though, and can only get two runes.  His Rage Rune is
a good compliment, though, and could very well combine with a Thunder Rune.

2.4) Anita
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Falcon Rune, Water Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 630   STR 142   TCH 155   MGC 125   SPD 143   PRT 119   MDF 142   LCK 117
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 811   STR 170   TCH 186   MGC 147   SPD 176   PRT 139   MDF 166   LCK 141
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: She has high stats in all areas.  None are astronomical, but high
nonetheless.  I gave her a Water Rune so she does some damage with her Falcon
Rune and heals when the party is low on HP.

2.5) Valeria
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Falcon Rune, Mother Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Water Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 620   STR 160   TCH 164   MGC 104   SPD 167   PRT 127   MDF 125   LCK 143
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 813   STR 186   TCH 191   MGC 127   SPD 197   PRT 149   MDF 144   LCK 164
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: She has extremely high stats in all areas, and she's got a little
bit of MP, too.  She's great offensively and defensively, and is one of the
better characters in the game, too.  The only problem with her is that you
have to choose between her and Kasumi.  I actually recommend Kasumi over
Valeria, because there's more storyline with Kasumi, and there are plenty of
other characters to choose from.  (The storyline being the fact that you can
get Sasuke and Mondo early in the game, and if you do the Tir McDohl
Side-Quest, bring Kasumi along for more background information on the
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General Rating: *****
3) About this class of characters:
These characters are also few, as they some of the few characters who have an
L range attack plus plenty of spells to spare.  If you think of Tengaar, then
you're right on with the type of character this is.

3.1) Tengaar
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, Mother Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Wind Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 558   STR 107   TCH 125   MGC 160   SPD 140   PRT 105   MDF 143   LCK 141
Magic Points: 9/6/3/2
Stats at Level 99:
HP 745   STR 130   TCH 146   MGC 184   SPD 170   PRT 125   MDF 166   LCK 161
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Evaluation: Although her HP is kinda low, her MP is quite high.  Give her a
Mother Earth Rune and she'll be a good back-up support magician.  Give her
a Lightning Rune and she'll have good offensive strength as well.  She's a
favorite of mine and is always in my main party.

3.2) Rina
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, Resurrection Rune, Flowing Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 502   STR 106   TCH 125   MGC 162   SPD 127   PRT 104   MDF 164   LCK 126
Magic Points: 9/6/3/2
Stats at Level 99:
HP 706   STR 126   TCH 149   MGC 192   SPD 155   PRT 125   MDF 183   LCK 148
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Evaluation: Rina is a welcome addition to any party, especially early on in
the game.  She's got a lot of MP, so she can dish out a lot of firepower.  A
Flowing Rune is a good choice for her so she can use healing spells when
necessary.  A Resurrection Rune is also a good addition so she can revive
downed party members.  And also, a Lightning Rune is a must for any magician.

3.3) Eilie
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Fire Rune, Darkness Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Lightning Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 553   STR 121   TCH 141   MGC 124   SPD 146   PRT 129   MDF 146   LCK 142
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 742   STR 143   TCH 162   MGC 145   SPD 170   PRT 153   MDF 170   LCK 166
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: Eilie gets a bit of MP if you level her up enough.  It's not as
much as some of the more magical people, but she still is a useful character.
She's got high stats in all areas, and she's good offensively and
defensively.

3.4) Millie
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Darkness Rune, Wind Rune, Groundhog Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 505   STR 84    TCH 110   MGC 124   SPD 130   PRT 111   MDF 158   LCK 178
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 703   STR 101   TCH 129   MGC 147   SPD 157   PRT 138   MDF 183   LCK 209
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: She has a ridiculously low strength.  She's not meant to be a
physical attacker.  So instead, give her some magical runes and never let her
attack physically.  Unless, of course, you try to get a critical hit with her
high Luck.  But no, she's better with some spells.  Two magic runes should do
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General Rating: ****
4) About this class of characters:
These characters are much more powerful in the magical sense, but much less
powerful in the physical sense.  In general, they have many spells to cast,
so giving them high-level runes is a must.  They are characterized by their
weapon, which is either a staff or a rod.  These weapons are the weakest
weapons in the game, as they usually only get 100 attack points.

4.1) Luc
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 100
Recommended Runes: Blue Gate Rune, Wind Rune, Darkness Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Wind Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 493   STR 56    TCH 143   MGC 204   SPD 171   PRT 57    MDF 180   LCK 56
Magic Points: 9/8/5/3
Stats at Level 99:
HP 690   STR 69    TCH 166   MGC 242   SPD 202   PRT 71    MDF 212   LCK 72
Magic Points: 9/9/7/4
Evaluation: Luc is a good character early on in the game.  He's got a weak
defense and offense, so he does best in the back row.  Give him a Blue Gate
Rune when you first get him (before Two River) and give it to Riou once he
reaches level 40.  Later on, you'll get another Blue Gate Rune, so give it
back to Luc.  (SPOILER!  ... ... ... You'll get another Blue Gate Rune after
the second fight with Lucia.  You can also get one if Viki accidentally
teleports you to the second floor of the Item Shop in Radat.)

4.2) Mazus
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 100
Recommended Runes: Blue Gate Rune, Thunder Rune, Wizard Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Lightning Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 554   STR 105   TCH 126   MGC 227   SPD 132   PRT 86    MDF 98    LCK 71
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Stats at Level 99:
HP 738   STR 124   TCH 152   MGC 268   SPD 165   PRT 114   MDF 116   LCK 88
Magic Points: 9/8/5/3
Evaluation: Mazus is probably the second strongest Full-Fledged Magician on
the offensive side.  He has high HP and Strength.  He is very weak
offensively, though.  Keep him in the back row and have him cast spells until
the battle is over.  Give him a Wizard Rune and he'll have super-strong
spells.  If you give him a Wizard Rune, though, watch out when you cast Empty
World from his Blue Gate Rune.  It can very well do 200 damage to your party.
Instead, give him a strong secondary rune such as a Thunder Rune.  It can
easy do 1700+ damage with the Wizard Rune.

4.3) Viki
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 100
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, Blinking Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 498   STR 87    TCH 141   MGC 160   SPD 83    PRT 88    MDF 127   LCK 202
Magic Points: 9/6/3/2
Stats at Level 99:
HP 692   STR 113   TCH 165   MGC 188   SPD 114   PRT 108   MDF 145   LCK 241
Magic Points: 9/7/4/2
Evaluation: Even though she's not the brightest character in the world, she
does have some strong magic skills.  She even has a unique Blinking Rune,
which is quite rare.  You can get another Blinking Rune in Rokkaku, though,
so it's not totally unique.  Anyways, Viki will do well with a Lightning Rune
(as does any other magician in the game).  The combination of a Lightning
Rune and the Blinking Rune allows her to do tons of damage or create an
instant win.  Physically, though, she's weak and slow.

4.4) Gantetsu
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 100
Recommended Runes: Resurrection Rune, Water Rune, Pixie Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 565   STR 119   TCH 112   MGC 125   SPD 113   PRT 141   MDF 144   LCK 122
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 754   STR 138   TCH 135   MGC 146   SPD 142   PRT 166   MDF 165   LCK 154
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: He's definitely the strongest physically within the Full-Fledged
Magician class.  But, he's weaker magically.  He also has the bests stats out
of the whole class.  But, he's just not really worth using.


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General Rating: ***
5) About this class of characters:
These characters are characterized by either there top-notch attacking
capabilities or their top-notch defensive capabilities.  In general, these
guys can equip heavy armor, but not all of them can equip the heaviest stuff.
They all should have a weapon with a high attacking power, which usually is
at or above 160 attack points.  Most of these guys suck at magic, so make
sure you put them in the front of the party and not the back.

5.1) Viktor
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 170
Recommended Runes: Double-Beat Rune, Fury Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Friendship Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 677   STR 182   TCH 122   MGC 68    SPD 118   PRT 172   MDF 128   LCK 143 
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 869   STR 210   TCH 149   MGC 90    SPD 152   PRT 203   MDF 154   LCK 159
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Evaluation: Ahh, Viktor.  Get personality and his fighting ability matches
it.  Early in the game, get a Double-Beat Rune from the Cut Rabbits in the
North Sparrow Pass.  Once you have access to the Highland Garrison north of
Muse, make sure you buy a Fury Rune from the Muse Runemaster.  It's a Rare
Find, so if you don't see it, reset the game and try again.  Once you get to
South Window, attach the two runes and Viktor will be your best front-line
fighter for the rest of the game.  He should kill two enemies each round due
to those runes.  He can easily do 1000 damage per round without critical
hits!  Embed a Friendship Rune on his weapon (found on a plant in the
southeast part of South Window), and you have a supreme fighter.
NOTE: BTW, for some reason he seemed to be left-handed in Suikoden I, and is
right-handed in Suikoden II....

5.2) Pesmerga
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Killer/Double-Beat/Fury Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Rage Rune
Stats at Level 75:
HP 696   STR 211   TCH 156   MGC 111   SPD 123   PRT 148   MDF 175   LCK 81 
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 815   STR 235   TCH 172   MGC 123   SPD 139   PRT 159   MDF 189   LCK 91
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: First off, replace that wimpy Counter Rune with a more powerful
rune.  A Killer Rune would be nice, and you can get one from either Tai-Ho or
the Woodpeckers in the passage to Tsai's house.  Now, you can do some serious
damage.  I transferred a level 99 Pesmerga from Suikoden I and he seems to
have come into the game at level 75!  He could do some major magic damage,
too, but he's better as a front-line fighter then a magician.  The Rage Rune
on his weapon, sadly, cannot be removed. :(

5.3) Georg
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Killer Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 687   STR 199   TCH 180   MGC 49    SPD 160   PRT 159   MDF 52    LCK 142
Magic Points: 4/1/0/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 878   STR 237   TCH 208   MGC 64    SPD 187   PRT 185   MDF 66    LCK 165
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Evaluation: Georg was a favorite of mine when I first played the game.  He
did quite well in Rockaxe and later.  I did some Richmond investigations and
found out that he's got quite a history behind him.  It makes him feel even
more like a tank when you do those investigations. :)

5.4) Humphrey
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Double-Beat Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 744   STR 181   TCH 133   MGC 72    SPD 102   PRT 196   MDF 104   LCK 86
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 947   STR 216   TCH 155   MGC 94    SPD 129   PRT 234   MDF 124   LCK 103
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Evaluation: I recommend giving Humphrey a Windspun Armor during Suikoden I.
Transfer the file over and he has top-notch defense.  Humphrey has a hard
time taking damage with the Windspun Armor.  BUT, I don't think you can
change his armor during Suikoden II, so you'll have to transfer it over.  It
also seems that he switched from being left-handed to right-handed between
games for some reason....

5.5) Rikimaru
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Fury Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 825   STR 159   TCH 125   MGC 87    SPD 106   PRT 145   MDF 89    LCK 108
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 999   STR 184   TCH 147   MGC 114   SPD 126   PRT 169   MDF 104   LCK 129
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: Early in the game, he's a very useful character.  His sky-high HP
is his best trait.  He also starts off with a level 5 weapon, which is quite
strong early on.  A Fury Rune makes him even stronger.  But, he sucks with
magic.

5.6) Oulan
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Fury Rune, Angry Dragon Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 744   STR 161   TCH 129   MGC 68    SPD 102   PRT 177   MDF 183   LCK 70
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 941   STR 185   TCH 149   MGC 88    SPD 125   PRT 210   MDF 216   LCK 88
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Evaluation: Level her up a bit and she can get a second rune.  Give her a
Fury Rune and she'll be able to use the Angry Dragon Rune as many times as
she wants.  It does quite a lot of damage.

5.7) Miklotov
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Knight Rune, Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: 
Stats at Level 60:
HP 621   STR 175   TCH 132   MGC 111   SPD 126   PRT 166   MDF 127   LCK 123
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 815   STR 205   TCH 161   MGC 135   SPD 166   PRT 194   MDF 148   LCK 143
Magic Points: 9/5/2/1
Evaluation: He isn't as much of a physical fighter, but he gets a lot of
Attack strength as well as high stats all around.  He can also equip heavy
armor and has some magical power, too.  Unlike Camus, he's stronger as a
physical fighter and not a magical fighter, but you can give him a magic
rune, nonetheless.

5.8) Gijimu
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 175
Recommended Runes: Double-Beat Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 681   STR 161   TCH 104   MGC 89    SPD 148   PRT 143   MDF 105   LCK 125
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 873   STR 190   TCH 129   MGC 116   SPD 167   PRT 175   MDF 122   LCK 144
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: He's rather unique in that he's a Medium ranged fighter, with
through the roof Attack strength and can equip the heaviest armor.  All these
good statistics lead to a super-strong fighter, and he also gets a
Double-Beat Rune to compliment his strength.  His weapon also has a 175
attack strength, which adds even more to his power.

5.9) Hauser
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Titan Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 684   STR 180   TCH 127   MGC 116   SPD 106   PRT 162   MDF 111   LCK 106
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 879   STR 216   TCH 141   MGC 137   SPD 131   PRT 192   MDF 131   LCK 128
Magic Points: 9/5/2/1
Evaluation: Although he would be a good candidate for the Magical Swordsman
class, his one-rune limitation brings him down to the Rock-Solid Fighter
class.  He'd be good with a Titan Rune.

5.10) Bob
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Rabid Fang Rune, Double Beat Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 680   STR 119   TCH 123   MGC 104   SPD 151   PRT 145   MDF 165   LCK 88
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 864   STR 141   TCH 143   MGC 127   SPD 173   PRT 170   MDF 188   LCK 114
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: There's only one reason why I put him in the Rock Solid Fighter
class and not the Above Average class - the Rabid Fang Rune.  When his weapon
is maxed out, he gets three rounds of 400+ damage.  It's even better with a
Double-Beat Rune, because he get two attacks, making it almost 1000 damage
per round!  Also, his M range is also nice, so you can put him in the back
row.

5.11) L. C. Chan (AKA Long Chan-Chan)
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 
Recommended Runes: 
Recommended Embedded Rune: 
Stats at Level 60:
HP 842   STR 143   TCH 171   MGC 58    SPD 165   PRT 127   MDF 76    LCK 159
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 999   STR 170   TCH 208   MGC 79    SPD 195   PRT 150   MDF 98    LCK 187
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: An interesting thing about Wakaba and Long Chan-Chan is that
their MP acquisition pattern is different from all of the other characters.
They get as much MP as if they had a Magic stat of 100, but their stats are
at 50+.  Anyways, Long Chan-Chan is a good fighter, and his White Tiger Rune
is also a nice rune to have.  His HP is through the roof, too.

5.12) Wakaba
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: White Tiger Rune, Lion Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 736   STR 146   TCH 154   MGC 57    SPD 165   PRT 132   MDF 80    LCK 162
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 926   STR 169   TCH 187   MGC 80    SPD 200   PRT 156   MDF 103   LCK 192
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: An interesting thing about Wakaba and Long Chan-Chan is that
their MP acquisition pattern is different from all of the other characters.
They get as much MP as if they had a Magic stat of 100, but their stats are
at 50+.  Anyways, Wakaba is a good fighter, and her White Tiger Rune is also
a nice rune to have.  Her HP is through the roof, too.

5.13) Feather
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Shining Wind Rune, Sunbeam Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 732   STR 440   TCH 144   MGC 105   SPD 145   PRT 180   MDF 106   LCK 126
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 882   STR 520   TCH 169   MGC 126   SPD 170   PRT 211   MDF 124   LCK 149
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He has an incredibly high Strength, but his Defense is low due to
a low Protection and no armor.  The Shining Wind Rune is nice and I give him
a Sunbeam Rune to heal his HP both in battle and out.

5.14) Rulodia
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Blue Drop Rune, Flowing Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 867   STR 443   TCH 108   MGC 105   SPD 86    PRT 216   MDF 108   LCK 121
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 984   STR 533   TCH 128   MGC 124   SPD 105   PRT 249   MDF 131   LCK 144
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: These stats may not be accurate, as I used a Codebreaker to
import Rulodia into my file.  Based on these stats, however, Rulodia is a
very strong party member, with a whopping 443 Attacking power at level 60!
She's got some MP, too and some fairly high stats.  It's not recommended that
you allow Rulodia to join your army, though, because you cannot get all 108
Stars if you recruit her.


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************************6) Above Average Fighters****************************
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General Rating: ***
6) About this class of characters: These characters will do well as either
fighters or magicians.  They generally don't get much MP until the very end
of the game, which throws them into a status where they are more versatile,
but there's less of a chance of having them in the party in exchange for a
powerful fighter or a powerful magician.

6.1) Nanami
Range: M
Weapon Level 15 Attack Power: 145
Recommended Runes: Water Rune, Balance/Spark Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 56:
HP 480   STR 127   TCH 151   MGC 100   SPD 165   PRT 120   MDF 139   LCK 140 
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 709   STR 158   TCH 182   MGC 124   SPD 207   PRT 151   MDF 168   LCK 167 
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: Throughout the game, you'll have to have Nanami as a party
member.  But, her MP is not as high as it should be, and when she really
starts to get some MP, it becomes obsolete due to story purposes.  She's got
some good stats in the other areas, but more or less she's a much weaker
version of Riou.  She can do the Family Attack Unite attack with Riou, and if
you give her a Balance Rune, you'll be able to do it every round.  But later
on, when Riou gets multiple runes, you could do more damage by having Riou
cast spells and have Nanami heal the party with a Water Rune.

6.2) Freedy Y (AKA Freed Yamamoto)
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Draining Rune, Mother Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Lightning Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 560   STR 126   TCH 117   MGC 108   SPD 125   PRT 128   MDF 122   LCK 174
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 745   STR 147   TCH 143   MGC 133   SPD 145   PRT 147   MDF 143   LCK 207
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: His stats are all around 120, so he's better than most.  He's got
low HP, so he's kept out of the Magical Swordsman class.

6.3) Yoshino
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune, Resurrection Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Magic Drain
Stats at Level 60:
HP 552   STR 106   TCH 126   MGC 123   SPD 122   PRT 106   MDF 125   LCK 146
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 740   STR 133   TCH 150   MGC 143   SPD 151   PRT 136   MDF 147   LCK 166
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: I happen to think that Yoshino is one of the coolest characters
in the game.  The Naginata is a sweet weapon, even though it's not the most
powerful.  But for Yoshino, she has no major stat problems.  She's got some
good MP, and can dish out some damage with a good rune.

6.4) Karen
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Darkness Rune, Twin Ring Rune, Balance Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 550   STR 126   TCH 128   MGC 129   SPD 127   PRT 109   MDF 127   LCK 144
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 726   STR 157   TCH 149   MGC 148   SPD 155   PRT 126   MDF 148   LCK 165
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: Well, she ALMOST belongs in the Powerhouse Magician class.
However, she only equips light armor and her physical attacking power isn't
the greatest.  Still, she's got good magical powers and her stats are all
above 100.  Give her a Balance Rune to compliment her Twin Ring Rune, and
then give her a Darkness Rune so she has a good rune.  The Darkness Rune by
itself is good as a stand-alone magic rune.

6.5) Futch
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Spark Rune, Gale Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 558   STR 132   TCH 142   MGC 115   SPD 162   PRT 110   MDF 105   LCK 160
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 749   STR 151   TCH 168   MGC 141   SPD 189   PRT 130   MDF 128   LCK 184
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: Futch gets a lot of MP late in the game.  Too bad you can't give
him any runes when you do the Kent and the Dragon side-quest.  Actually, if
you give him a Spark Rune, Gale Rune, and Sleep Rune, you can do a lot of
damage.  The Spark Rune and Gale Runes ensure that your entire party attacks
right away, and his Sleep Rune puts enemies to sleep, allowing for some extra
damage by your hard hitters.  He also gets multiple attacks per turn.

6.6) Lorelai
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 
Recommended Runes: Gozz Rune, Draining Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 553   STR 128   TCH 165   MGC 121   SPD 145   PRT 125   MDF 164   LCK 124
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 749   STR 153   TCH 193   MGC 144   SPD 168   PRT 149   MDF 188   LCK 142
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: I gave her a Gozz Rune for a more versatile army.  You COULD give
her a Killer Rune so she has a high chance of being able to use her Draining
Rune.  Plus, you'll do a lot of damage on the side.

6.7) Tai Ho
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Draining Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 556   STR 142   TCH 161   MGC 112   SPD 132   PRT 117   MDF 139   LCK 131
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 741   STR 171   TCH 188   MGC 133   SPD 157   PRT 147   MDF 163   LCK 150
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He's got high stats overall, but he's limited to one rune.

6.8) Killey
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Darkness Rune, Fire Rune, Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Poison Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 560   STR 124   TCH 122   MGC 109   SPD 141   PRT 143   MDF 145   LCK 128
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 745   STR 148   TCH 140   MGC 128   SPD 172   PRT 172   MDF 172   LCK 154
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: Overall, he's a bit strong.  His low HP and fairly low MP bring
him down to the Above Average Fighter class of characters.  He can equip 3
runes, though, which is always nice.  He just doesn't have any outstanding
characteristics.

6.9) Lo Wen
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Water Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 624   STR 144   TCH 124   MGC 104   SPD 126   PRT 129   MDF 127   LCK 143
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 808   STR 168   TCH 149   MGC 128   SPD 145   PRT 147   MDF 149   LCK 170
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: She's got high stats overall.  Her one rune limitation, however,
keeps her out of the Long Ranged Magician class of characters.  A good
fighter overall.

6.10) Sasuke
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Killer Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 556   STR 121   TCH 162   MGC 109   SPD 184   PRT 129   MDF 108   LCK 128
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 754   STR 142   TCH 183   MGC 132   SPD 217   PRT 154   MDF 129   LCK 154
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He's got a ton of Speed and Technique, so he's fast, dodges well,
and always seems to get a hit.  His Killer rune also allows him to get
critical hits all the time.  But, he's limited to just one rune slot.  But
still, he's a really good fighter.

6.11) Mondo
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Mayfly Rune, Balance Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 628   STR 146   TCH 142   MGC 103   SPD 149   PRT 145   MDF 128   LCK 126
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 816   STR 178   TCH 164   MGC 126   SPD 173   PRT 173   MDF 148   LCK 147
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He's much like Sasuke, only Short ranged.  His Mayfly Rune works
well when you combine it with a Balance Rune.  Really good stats overall.


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General Rating: **
7) About this class of characters:
This is basically everyone else, with a few exceptions.  These characters
aren't horrible because their stats are pretty high.  These characters are
basically in the game for your amusement or if you want a challenge.  I'm
going to put them in groups as there are so many of them.

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*****7.S) Short Ranged Average Fighters*****
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7.S.1) Hix
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Double-Beat Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Exertion (Can't remove)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 550   STR 129   TCH 142   MGC 108   SPD 146   PRT 131   MDF 130   LCK 157
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 736   STR 148   TCH 165   MGC 129   SPD 183   PRT 157   MDF 152   LCK 186
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: By the time that Hix gets some MP, he's already been obsolete for
quite a while.  His attack strength is good, though.  A fighting rune such as
a Double-Beat Rune will suit him well.

7.S.2) Kasumi
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Shrike Rune, Lion Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Poison Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 554   STR 126   TCH 161   MGC 58    SPD 200   PRT 107   MDF 94    LCK 146
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 741   STR 151   TCH 185   MGC 87    SPD 256   PRT 130   MDF 122   LCK 170
Magic Points: 9/5/2/1
Evaluation: Not the greatest fighter in the world.  But still, she's got some
MP, although it's pretty useless because once she gets that much, she's
already an obsolete character.  She's better as a front-row character, but
she's not much of a use there, unless you do a Ninja Attack with Mondo.

7.S.3) Shin
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Spider Slay Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 552   STR 142   TCH 180   MGC 101   SPD 129   PRT 109   MDF 81    LCK 179
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 739   STR 165   TCH 214   MGC 125   SPD 147   PRT 132   MDF 106   LCK 211
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He's super strong offensively, but that's about it.  His super
weak Defense, Magic Defense, and one-rune limitation bring down his standing
in the list.  He DOES, however, have an extremely high critical hit rate,
though, and his Spider Slay Rune is nice, but you only get to use it once per
battle.

7.S.4) Genshu
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 160
Recommended Runes: Swallow Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Silence Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 556   STR 146   TCH 146   MGC 106   SPD 145   PRT 133   MDF 107   LCK 140
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 743   STR 172   TCH 171   MGC 122   SPD 173   PRT 158   MDF 125   LCK 165
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: He's a cool character, but his HP is low.  His MP is also useless
due to the fact that he can only have his one rune, the Swallow Rune.  His
other stats are quite high, but he's a very limited character.

7.S.5) Bolgan
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 135
Recommended Runes: Fire Breath Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 684   STR 185   TCH 85    MGC 72    SPD 68    PRT 146   MDF 106   LCK 158
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 875   STR 218   TCH 107   MGC 90    SPD 74    PRT 170   MDF 120   LCK 186
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Evaluation: He's got some strength in his punches, but his low Tech stat
means he might not always get a hit.  His Luck stat, however, counters this
allowing for a critical hit more often than some people.  Other than that,
half of his stats are high, and the other half are low.  He would almost
belong in the Rock-Solid Fighter class, but his stats and weak weapon bring
him down to the Average Fighter class.

7.S.6) Gengen
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Draining Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 562   STR 127   TCH 147   MGC 110   SPD 129   PRT 125   MDF 96    LCK 162
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 751   STR 151   TCH 170   MGC 132   SPD 151   PRT 143   MDF 121   LCK 193
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: His low HP and one rune limitation are what bring him down.
Otherwise, he's and ok fighter.

7.S.7) Badeaux
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Resurrection Rune, Howling Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Lightning Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 627   STR 127   TCH 121   MGC 101   SPD 138   PRT 124   MDF 121   LCK 105
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 808   STR 150   TCH 143   MGC 123   SPD 162   PRT 149   MDF 147   LCK 129
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: His stats are all above-average, but nothing too special.  His
Howling Rune is pretty useless unless you're an animal buff.  I'd give him a
Resurrection Rune in case you DO use animals.  That way, you can revive them.

7.S.8) Vincent
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Wind Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Water Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 553   STR 128   TCH 170   MGC 105   SPD 126   PRT 105   MDF 159   LCK 109
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 735   STR 151   TCH 201   MGC 125   SPD 159   PRT 129   MDF 188   LCK 134
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He's limited to one rune, and his stats are high, but the wrong
stats are the highest of all his stats.  Low HP for a fighter.

7.S.9) Hanna
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 150
Recommended Runes: Viper Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Wind Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 625   STR 145   TCH 145   MGC 88    SPD 106   PRT 166   MDF 115   LCK 124
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 811   STR 171   TCH 168   MGC 112   SPD 123   PRT 192   MDF 134   LCK 140
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: She's got good stats, but they aren't as high as they should be
to be a good character.  She almost gets 300 Attack when you combine her
weapon into her attack power, but some of the better fighters have well over
300 Attack.  Her Magic is below average, so she's better off with a Viper
Rune for diversity.  I don't recommend her very much.

7.S.10) Shiro
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No Weapon)
Recommended Runes: Counter Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No Weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 557   STR 272   TCH 140   MGC 109   SPD 187   PRT 239   MDF 145   LCK 145
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 752   STR 327   TCH 160   MGC 128   SPD 219   PRT 281   MDF 169   LCK 169
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: Well, all of his stats are quite high.  But, due to his animal
status, he can't equip weapons nor armor.  He has a lower HP than others, but
his MP is high enough that he can cast a level 4 spell.  Still, I prefer that
he equips a Counter Rune due to his high Speed, Tech, and Luck stats.  (You
can get a Counter Rune from Pesmerga.)


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*****7.M) Mid-Ranged Average Fighters*****
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7.M.1) Chaco
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Fury Rune, Double-Beat Rune, Double-Strike Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 496   STR 131   TCH 124   MGC 99    SPD 168   PRT 132   MDF 164   LCK 154
Magic Points: 7/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 698   STR 155   TCH 146   MGC 123   SPD 192   PRT 155   MDF 196   LCK 180
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: His low HP and MP bring him down to the Average Fighter class.
Being able to equip three runes keeps him out of the Horrible Fighter class.
He can quite a bit of damage with the rune combination mentioned above.

7.M.2) Sid
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Banshee Rune, Warrior Rune, Waking Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 559   STR 161   TCH 125   MGC 110   SPD 172   PRT 71    MDF 141   LCK 144
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 750   STR 190   TCH 148   MGC 128   SPD 193   PRT 83    MDF 162   LCK 169
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He gets three runes, so I dumped all of my useless runes on him.
Is incredibly low Defense keeps him out of the main party, but his high
Attack makes up for it.

7.M.3) Tsai
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Unicorn Rune, Medicine Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 554   STR 120   TCH 181   MGC 104   SPD 126   PRT 147   MDF 122   LCK 161
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 741   STR 144   TCH 208   MGC 128   SPD 147   PRT 172   MDF 141   LCK 190
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He and Tomo are a lot alike.  High stats, low HP, and low MP.

7.M.4) Tomo
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Unicorn Rune, Fury Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 556   STR 142   TCH 163   MGC 105   SPD 154   PRT 125   MDF 127   LCK 134
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 742   STR 171   TCH 195   MGC 123   SPD 173   PRT 148   MDF 142   LCK 157
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: All of her stats are pretty good, but a weak weapon and low MP
keep her out of the higher ranks.  She doesn't have the greatest HP, either.

7.M.5) Koyu
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 175
Recommended Runes: Gale Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 557   STR 107   TCH 126   MGC 100   SPD 149   PRT 98    MDF 142   LCK 129
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 746   STR 130   TCH 145   MGC 122   SPD 180   PRT 119   MDF 171   LCK 152
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: He's a good fighter overall, but has a very weak Defense stat.
His Gale Rune is very nice, allowing you to get multiple hits due to high
Speed.

7.M.7) Amada
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Violence Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 744   STR 142   TCH 106   MGC 84    SPD 111   PRT 144   MDF 108   LCK 115
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 947   STR 169   TCH 125   MGC 106   SPD 128   PRT 164   MDF 134   LCK 143
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: He's got a lot of HP, and when paired with Rikimaru, they can do
the Manly Attack.  But, alone he's not as good.  Low MP and low stats puts
him on the sidelines for most of the game.

7.M.8) Hoi
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Blinking Rune, ????????
Recommended Embedded Rune: Technique Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 498   STR 107   TCH 143   MGC 93    SPD 160   PRT 111   MDF 88    LCK 179
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 695   STR 133   TCH 171   MGC 119   SPD 189   PRT 132   MDF 107   LCK 214
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: Not the greatest fighter.  I gave him the extra Blinking Rune
because I thought it would be funny to have a thief with some teleporting
abilities.  Also, he has a Unite attack with Riou.  On a side note, he gets a
second rune slot sometime between level 60 and level 99.

7.M.9) Abizboah
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Blue Drop Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 860   STR 542   TCH 87    MGC 70    SPD 56    PRT 247   MDF 69    LCK 143
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 976   STR 638   TCH 107   MGC 89    SPD 71    PRT 282   MDF 86    LCK 171
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Evaluation: These stats may not be accurate, as I used a Codebreaker to
import Abizboah.  He probably has the highest Strength rating in the game,
but that's all he's got.  He's got below average stats in every other area.


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*****7.L) Long Ranged Average Fighters*****
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7.L.1) Clive
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Kite Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Fire Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 552   STR 127   TCH 204   MGC 91    SPD 162   PRT 103   MDF 123   LCK 82
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 747   STR 144   TCH 243   MGC 112   SPD 196   PRT 120   MDF 144   LCK 108
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: Clive isn't very much different from his Suikoden I counterpart.
His level will be greatly reduced from your S1 file, starting around level
20.  If you plan on doing the Clive and Elza side-quest, bring him along only
when it's necessary, due to his lack of magic power.  His good perks are that
he's fast and he will almost always hit his target.

7.L.2) Stallion
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 147
Recommended Runes: True Holy Rune, Champion's Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Sleep Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 557   STR 126   TCH 140   MGC 103   SPD 213   PRT 104   MDF 144   LCK 108
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 748   STR 149   TCH 162   MGC 127   SPD 258   PRT 126   MDF 164   LCK 129
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: I give Stallion the Champion's Rune that you get in L'Renouille.
That way, you can put him in your party and go wherever you need to go.  The
trip to Sajah will go much faster with this combination.  Average fighter
overall.  Excellent Speed.

7.L.3) Meg
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Water Rune, Trick Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Water Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 479   STR 104   TCH 142   MGC 105   SPD 132   PRT 105   MDF 146   LCK 197
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 697   STR 126   TCH 166   MGC 125   SPD 155   PRT 124   MDF 165   LCK 231
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: Her core stats (HP, Strength, Magic, and Protection) are all
rather low, so she's not the greatest fighter.  The Trick Rune is almost
useless, too.

7.L.4) Kinnison
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 147
Recommended Runes: Double-Beat Rune, Killer Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Wind Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 560   STR 128   TCH 161   MGC 106   SPD 145   PRT 123   MDF 145   LCK 145
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 756   STR 149   TCH 184   MGC 131   SPD 182   PRT 143   MDF 169   LCK 173
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: He is actually a fairly good fighter.  But, low physical stats
(HP, Defense, and Attack), are his worst features.  He's got some MP, but I
don't think it's good enough for a magic rune.  He has a tendency to get
multiple hits, and a Killer Rune + Double Beat Rune helps this out.

7.L.5) Ayda
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 147
Recommended Runes: Great Hawk Rune, Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 550   STR 126   TCH 145   MGC 105   SPD 159   PRT 128   MDF 124   LCK 163
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 743   STR 148   TCH 168   MGC 122   SPD 190   PRT 150   MDF 139   LCK 188
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: She's almost a carbon copy of Kinnison.  Her stats are very
similar to his, except that she's faster and has a higher chance of getting a
critical hit.  She's weaker physically, though, and has much less Magic
Defense.  Kinnison is the more rounded of the two.

7.L.6) Shilo
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Skunk Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Poison Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 554   STR 123   TCH 207   MGC 103   SPD 136   PRT 108   MDF 106   LCK 161
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 749   STR 142   TCH 246   MGC 124   SPD 155   PRT 131   MDF 132   LCK 185
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: His Technique stat is extremely high, but that's about it.

7.L.7) Simone
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Wind Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 561   STR 131   TCH 147   MGC 122   SPD 121   PRT 111   MDF 171   LCK 107
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 753   STR 156   TCH 173   MGC 141   SPD 151   PRT 133   MDF 198   LCK 128
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: Although he has a lot of MP, his low HP, Defense, Attack and one-
rune limit bring him down to the Average Fighter class.  He's pretty bland if
you ask me.


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General Rating: *
8) About this class of characters:
These characters are characters you should never use unless you want a true
challenge.  They are based on horrible HP and horrible MP.  Use these
characters if you want to do a challenge like Final Fantasy X's No Sphere
Grid Challenge or Final Fantasy Tactic's Same Job Class Challenge.  These
characters should be forgotten otherwise.

8.1) Tuta
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Chimera Rune, Medicine Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Earth
Stats at Level 60:
HP 333   STR 90    TCH 103   MGC 87    SPD 151   PRT 66    MDF 108   LCK 146
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 512   STR 111   TCH 125   MGC 173   SPD 173   PRT 86    MDF 130   LCK 173
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: Make sure to embed an earth rune on his weapon.  It'll give some
extra defense which he desperately needs.  A super-low HP count as well as
almost no power makes him a person you will never choose unless you want a
challenge.

8.2) Hai Yo
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 165
Recommended Runes: Hazy Rune, Barrier Rune, ?????????
Recommended Embedded Rune: Down
Stats at Level 60:
HP 547   STR 105   TCH 108   MGC 103   SPD 125   PRT 123   MDF 104   LCK 129
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 739   STR 123   TCH 130   MGC 127   SPD 148   PRT 140   MDF 129   LCK 150
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: Most of the good stats border around 100, which is not very good.
Two rune are nice, but Hai Yo is best left in the kitchen.  Also, he gets a
third rune slot between level 60 and level 99.

8.3) Gabocha
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 140
Recommended Runes: Alert Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: Wind Rune
Stats at Level 60:
HP 500   STR 111   TCH 157   MGC 108   SPD 152   PRT 106   MDF 110   LCK 166
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 698   STR 128   TCH 184   MGC 128   SPD 177   PRT 129   MDF 127   LCK 190
Magic Points: 8/5/2/1
Evaluation: His stats, like Hai Yo, all border around 100.  But, his
ridiculously low Defense and HP keep him away from the front lines.

8.4) Gadget
Range: M
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No Weapon)
Recommended Runes: None (Can't equip runes)
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No Weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 555   STR 281   TCH 141   MGC 53    SPD 121   PRT 385   MDF 132   LCK 108
Magic Points: 4/1/0/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 740   STR 325   TCH 164   MGC 70    SPD 143   PRT 464   MDF 152   LCK 125
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Evaluation: While he has good physical attacking strength and defensive
strength, that's all he has.  He has absolutely no versatility due to the
fact that he can't equip any runes, and all he can really do is Unite with
Meg in battle.  He's quite useless.

8.5) Mukumuku
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Fire Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 429   STR 237   TCH 103   MGC 82    SPD 147   PRT 180   MDF 109   LCK 104
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 615   STR 288   TCH 124   MGC 104   SPD 172   PRT 226   MDF 131   LCK 130
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: Pretty average in most areas, but he has a low HP and magical
prowess.  He's like all of the other squirrels, is not a good party member.
His only usefulness is to recruit him in Kyaro Town to make those battles
much easier due to your lack of characters.  If you don't recruit him in
Kyaro, it's a bit of a pain to recruit him otherwise.

8.6) Makumaku
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Water Rune, (Fighting-type) Rune (I gave him a Sylph Rune
                   just because)
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 382   STR 147   TCH 108   MGC 123   SPD 143   PRT 191   MDF 119   LCK 108
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Stats at Level 99:
HP 550   STR 187   TCH 131   MGC 140   SPD 170   PRT 237   MDF 143   LCK 131
Magic Points: 9/5/3/1
Evaluation: Well, it LOOKS like he's got good stats.  But, if you look
harder, you'll see that they aren't as good.  He has a ridiculously low
attack power.  Due to his lack of a weapon, he won't ever do much damage.
He's also limited to a Water Rune and some other type of fighting rune.  Most
of the fighting runes won't do much good as he doesn't do much damage in the
first place.  As for a Water Rune, it doesn't do well as a stand-alone rune.
Then there's that ridiculously low HP.

8.7) Mikumiku
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Wind Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 433   STR 195   TCH 106   MGC 92    SPD 178   PRT 182   MDF 81    LCK 101
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 621   STR 250   TCH 131   MGC 117   SPD 212   PRT 237   MDF 104   LCK 121
Magic Points: 8/4/2/1
Evaluation: Nice and fast; she's even faster than Riou.  But... that's her
only quirk.  She has a lower-than-average Strength, and her defensive end is
quite low.  Also, none of her stats are very high besides Speed.

8.8) Mekumeku
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Lightning Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 443   STR 237   TCH 113   MGC 89    SPD 129   PRT 195   MDF 86    LCK 145
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 629   STR 288   TCH 141   MGC 111   SPD 146   PRT 239   MDF 106   LCK 167
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: He's one of the better squirrels.  His Lightning Rune bumps him
up in the squirrel ranking.  But still, he's not meant to be a main party
member unless you want a challenge.

8.9) Mokumoku
Range: L
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Earth Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (Can't Embed)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 554   STR 277   TCH 69    MGC 73    SPD 104   PRT 275   MDF 108   LCK 105 
Magic Points: 5/2/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 751   STR 336   TCH 85    MGC 95    SPD 122   PRT 316   MDF 133   LCK 134 
Magic Points: 7/3/1/0
Evaluation: Well, for all the trouble you have to go through to get him, he's
not a very good fighter.  His super-low TECH stat makes him miss almost all
the time.  He does, however, have the highest HP and Defense of all the
squirrels in the game.  The only reason you should get him is so you can get
the special scene in the end of the game.

8.10) Chuchara
Range: S
Weapon Level 16 Attack Power: 0 (No weapon)
Recommended Runes: Barrier Rune
Recommended Embedded Rune: None (No weapon)
Stats at Level 60:
HP 338   STR 81    TCH 144   MGC 90    SPD 106   PRT 319   MDF 84    LCK 162
Magic Points: 6/3/1/0
Stats at Level 99:
HP 999   STR 123   TCH 169   MGC 109   SPD 131   PRT 378   MDF 111   LCK 191
Magic Points: 7/4/2/1
Evaluation: These stats may not be accurate, as I imported Chuchara via a
Codebreaker.  If they ARE accurate, Chuchara is probably the weakest
character in the game.  But then, after boosting his level to 99, take a look
at his stats.  His HP skyrockets to 999 for some odd reason.  Then, he
suddenly become well-rounded except for the attacking strength.  There's no
reason how I can explain this, other than an effect of a Codebreaker.


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This section is dedicated to character recruitment.  Since people on the
message boards have been requesting a character recruitment FAQ in
chronological order, I will do it that way.

COMING SOON!

Check the other FAQs here at www.gamefaqs.com

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This section is dedicated for finding the rarest runes.  The ones that can be
bought in a shop will not be listed here.

Thunder Rune: Cockatrice in Rockaxe Castle (Very Rare)
Rage Rune: CopperSun in Muse area
Mother Earth Rune: Minotaurus (L'Renouille field)
Flowing Ruine: Shiu Lin in Rockaxe area (late)
Cyclone: Given to you by Sarah in Gregminster

Double-Beat Rune: Dropped by White Tiger (Muse) and Cut Rabbit (North Sparrow
Pass)
(Double Attack)

Killer: Woodpecker in Passage to Tsai's house (Critical Hits UP)

Hazy: Shadow Dog in Mercenary Fortress area (late) (Dodge rate UP)

Balance: Dropped by Spikebeak in Two River area
(Never become unbalanced - Nanami!!!)

Silence Rune: Dropped by the Highlanders in the Highland-Muse Border (early)
(Silence 20% WPN)

Technique Rune: Dropped by the CutRabbits in the Kyaro area.  Steals Potch.

Fire-Lizard: Dropped by Fire Salamder (Sindar Ruins)
(Damage X 1.5, Damage yourself)

Fire-Sealing: Highland Garrison Recon treasure chest
(Weak against Water attacks, immune to Fire)

Banshee: Siren in Two River Sewers
(Absorb-like effects)

Waking Rune: Target Girl in Greenhill Forest (late)
(Start off in sleep state, the you're woken up you get an Angry status)

Nymph (Might also be called Phero Rune -- unsure): Target Girl (prefered) or
Target Lady in Greenhill Forest or South Window area (Females Protect, I
think.)

Knight: M-Knight in Rockaxe Castle (Very Rare) Protects weak characters.

Dryad: Holly Elf/Holly Fairy in Greenhill's forest (anytime) (Rare) (Don't
know)

Skunk: Pinkbird in Rockaxe area (early) (You do not become the object of an
enemy's elemental attack until you are the last person left - Prima)


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This section will cover the most frequently asked questions about character
recruitment.  It's small now, but I plan to update it when I get more
e-mails.

SUPER SPOILER NOTICE!

The intro says stuff about me trying to be spoiler free.  Well this section
reveals a big chunk of information about the end of the game.

Q: How do I revive Nanami?
A: You must recruit all 108 Stars before the battle in Rockaxe.  Get everyone
before you gather everyone in the meeting room.  Leknaat will unlock the seal
on the Bright Shield Rune so you can use the 4th spell.  Then, continue with
the story until Gorduo is about to shoot arrows at Nanami.  Make sure you
yell "Nanami!" during this little scene.  If you did it right, Riou will go
into a defensive position.  Afterwards, you'll be back in the castle.  If
everything is done correctly, Huan will call Shu into the doctor's office
after he announces Nanami's death.  Beat the final boss and head to Kyaro.
Go to the mountains north of Kyaro and find Jowy.  Defend in every battle and
refuse to take his rune.  The Bright Shield rune will heal Jowy instead of
there being an endless loop that will force you to take his rune.  Leave the
area afterwards and Shu will come and find you.  He tells you that Nanami is
still alive.  The final cut scene occurs, and Nanami is alive in it.
NOTE: Do not let anyone die during a war scene.  Kiba is the only exception.


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1) www.gamefaqs.com


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Thanks CJayC, the owner of the best website of all time.

Thanks to Konami for making a game based on my most favorite thing: character
recruitment.

And, of course, me, for going to all the trouble of making such a huge FAQ on
character statistics.