Valkyrie Profile Characters Created by EDekar on Tuesday September 12th, 2000 Last updated on Sunday February 4th, 2001 Version History -1.0- Concept FAQ created -1.1- First update, added Great Magic list -1.2- Final update, finished Gandar's information CONTENTS -Introduction -Characters -Notes about Characters -Great Magic List -Author's Note -Contact Information -Credits -Legal Note -INTRODUCTION Well, second FAQ so far. This one is to list all of the characters I've encountered in Valkyrie Profile. It'll list anything relevant I could think of about 'em...if you have any suggestions on something to add, just tell me about it. -CHARACTERS Before I just start listing them, I'm just going to say that this FAQ probably won't be all that printer friendly. There's a lot of information to be said about these people. I'm on Hard difficulty, so not everyone will get all of these people. Should you have a character I don't, feel free to submit them my way. You'll get your name in my FAQ (ooohhh! aaahhhh!), and I'll get to make the FAQ itself better. Also, when I mention the Levels on the Special Meter...level 1 is the first time you use your special (when you hit 100). Level 2 is when you hit 100 again, and get to use a second special. This follows for level 3 and 4. Lastly, on the attacks: Round Kick 2 hits + 6e . What that means is that the attack hits twice, and will add precisely 6 energy to your hit meter so that you may use your specials. CT is known as Charge Time, and it's how long you must wait before that character can use another special or spell. If I have the attacks listed under a mage, it's their initial spell list. It doesn't mean that's all they can learn, just what they start with... Name - Aelia (female) Class - Spearman/Adventurer Race & Age - Dragonian 25 Birthplace - Gerabellum Element - Fire Chapter - 5 I think. Attacks - Round Kick 2 hits + 6e Sonic Edge 1 hit + 15e Spinning Edge 3 hits + 24e *Dreaded Dragon 1 hit + 45e CT+3 Special - She has Dreaded Dragon as her special. It's actually pretty potent for most Special Attacks, so I suggest you use it. Just remember that it doesn't add a great amount of Energy, so it can't be used with too little energy left and still get to the next Special Attack. Name - Arngrim (male) Class - Heavy Knight/Merc Race & Age - Human 26 Birthplace - Artolia Element - Fire Chapter - 1 Attacks - Spinning Back Knuckle 1 hit + 15e High Wind 1 hit + 30e Wrenching Swing 1 hit + 25e *Final Blast 8 hits + 80e CT+6 (ouch...) Special - He has Final Blast. This one is actually one of my favorites, in that it adds TONS of energy, and does TONS of damage. For these reasons, I use Arngrim for most of the game. Great attack. Name - Badrach (male) Class - Archer/Thief Race & Age - Human 40 Birthplace - Villnore Element - Darkness Chapter - 6 or 7, not sure. Attacks - Flare Shot 1 hit + 15e Fifth Way 5 hits + 5e Lunatic Shot 7 hits + 7e *Sphere Strike 1 hit + 30e CT+2 Special - Weak weak weak. Sphere Strike is far too weak. It's kind of a pity, since his normal attacks are actually pretty good. Ah well, not worth the trouble regardless. Name - Belenus (male) Class - Swordsman/Head Guard Race & Age - Human 37 Birthplace - Gerabellum Element - Holy Chapter - 1 Attacks - First Slash 1 hit + 15e Rising Slash 2 hits + 24e Piercing Crusade 2 hits + 20e *Extreme Void 2 hits + 30e CT+3 Special - Well, Extreme Void is alright. It only looks like it would only hit once, but it does hit when they hit the ground. All in all, not that great though...I tend to send him up for the first chapter anyway though. Name - Brahms (male) Class - Leader of the Undead Race & Age - Vampire ? Birthplace - ? Element - Darkness Chapter - Heh...8 on Hard. Attacks - Bloody Knuckle 1 hit + 30e Deadly Raid 2 hits + 30e Immortal Blow 3 hits + 30e *Bloody Curse 17 hits + 42e CT+2 Special - Well, Brahms has the highest hitting Special in the game. Jun comes in second with 15 hits. Regardless, Bloody Curse is pretty powerful, but it doesn't really catch up with the likes of Ether Strike from Freya. So pretty good, but not the best. Name - Freya (female) Class - Giver of Life Race & Age - Aesir 26 Birthplace - Valhalla Element - Fire Chapter - Once again, 8 on Hard. Attacks - Critical Flare 6 hits + 24e Aerial Burst 3 hits + 21e Thunder Sword 5 hits + 50e (yikes...) *Ether Strike 1 hit + 10e CT+5 Special - Well, Ether Strike is the strongest Special I've run across in the game. At Level 4, it does upwards of 250,000 damage for me. And that's against Iselia Queen. So, I consider this one the best, except for the fact that it only adds a measly 10 to your energy. Thus, always use it as your last Special. Name - Gandar (male) Class - Wizard/Officer Race & Age - Human 67 (old, eh?) Birthplace - Villnore Element - ? Chapter - 8 Attacks - Fire Lance ~ Prismatic Missile ~ Shield Critical Shadow Servant ~ Poison Blow ~ Sap Guard Special - Dependent on the spell cast and your equipped weapon. Name - Grey (male) Class - Heavy Knight/Adventurer Race & Age - Human ? Birthplace - ? Element - Poison Chapter - 5 I think. Attacks - Razor Edge 1 hit + 15e Mortal Razor 1 hit + 25e Energy Cannon 3 hits + 15e *Icicle Disaster 8 hits + 58e CT+2 Special - Well...to be quite honest, Icicle Disaster sucks. If all eight hits would do the same damage as the initial hit it would be pretty good, but it doesn't. The 6 icicles only do about 1/10 of the damage of the rest of the attack. Bah, ah well... Name - Janus (male) Class - Archer Race & Age - Human 40 Birthplace - Crell Monferaigne Element - Poison Chapter - Hmmm...I'm thinking 2. Attacks - Diseased Needle 2 hits + 2e (also adds poison effect) Tri Stinger 3 hits + 3e Restrain Flame 1 hit + 50e (big shot here...) *Guilty Break 9 hits + 72e CT+2 Special - Hmmm...Guilty Break is actually pretty good. All shots will hit, and it does pretty good damage. Plus, it adds a lot of energy as well. All in all, I find Janus to be the best of the archer characters... Name - Jayle a.k.a. Leticia (female) Class - Swordsman/Knight Race & Age - Human 20 Birthplace - Gerabellum Element - Poison Chapter - Eek...I'm thinking 6 or 7. Attacks - Gleam Charge 1 hit + 25e Round Dance 1 hit + 15e Hind Edge 1 hit + 10e *Eternal Raid 7 hits + 56e CT+2 Special - Eternal Raid is alright...at least it hits and it's fast. Not sure what else to say about it...hmmm...well, it does give alright Energy, and it doesn't add too much CT. ::shrugs:: Name - Jelanda (female) Class - Sorceress/Princess Race & Age - Human 14 Birthplace - Artolia Element - Ice Chapter - 1 Attacks - Miscellaneous spells... Special - Dependent on the spell cast, as well as the type of weapon she is equipped with. Name - Jun (male) Class - Samurai Race & Age - Human 21 Birthplace - Yamato Element - Lightning Chapter - 2 I believe. Attacks - Senko-Zan 2 hits + 10e Koei-Zan 1 hit + 5e So-Enbu 2 hits + 24e *Senko-Jin 15 hits + 30e CT+2 Special - Senko-Jin is the second highest hitting special in the game. Unfortunately, it doesn't give very good energy, nor does it do all that great damage. On top of that, Jun doesn't exactly have the strongest normal attacks...so all in all, he's not that great. Name - Kashell (male) Class - Heavy Knight/Adventurer Race & Age - Human 24 Birthplace - Gerabellum Element - Fire Chapter - Ummm...3? Attacks - Low Swing 1 hit + 10e Beast Tackle 2 hits + 30e Air Pressure 1 hit + 15e *Flashing Blade 3 hits + 69e CT+5 Special - Well, Flashing Blade is essentially a clone of Final Blast. Except smaller. Although it does pretty good damage for the few hits it does, it's not really worth it with the high CT cost. But I will use him every once in the odd while. Name - Lawfer (male) Class - Spearman/Knight Race & Age - Human ?? Birthplace - Artolia Element - Lightning Chapter - 2 I believe. Attacks - Smash Axe 1 hit + 24e Prisoner Fang 1 hit + 30e Triple Thrust 3 hits + 30e *Justice Stream 10 hits + 25e CT+2 Special - As you can see above, Justice Stream certainly isn't the best you can find. Doesn't give very good energy, and the damage is only mediocre. A pity most lancer weapons are somewhat weak too. Ah well, at least his art looks pretty cool. Name - Lenneth Valkyrie (female) Class - Chooser of the Slain Race & Age - Aesir 23 Birthplace - Valhalla Element - Holy, of course Chapter - Perhaps...1? Attacks - Bolt Slash 1 hit + 25e Moment Slide 1 hit + 15e Vertical Raid 2 hits + 24e *Nibelung Valesti 9 hits + 60e CT+4 Special - Nibelung Valesti is a somewhat odd Special in that it changes depending on Lenneth's weapon. It will also change depending on the strength of the weapon, and how many attacks it has. So be careful, as it's not entirely set in stone. Name - Lezard Valeth (male) Class - Sorcerer/Necromancer Race & Age - Human 24 Birthplace - Flenceburg Element - Darkness Chapter - 8 on Hard. Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. Of course, Lezard's the best caster you're ever going to find, so you'll just want to use something that lets you use Great Magic, and set his spells to either Shadow Servant or Mystic Cross. They turn into Meteor Shower and Celestial Star, respectively. Name - Llewelyn (male) Class - Archer/Soldier Race & Age - Human 18 Birthplace - Crell Monferaigne Element - Fire Chapter - 1 Attacks - First Shot 1 hit + 5e Twin Shot 2 hits + 10e Aiming Wisp 2 hits + 10e *Layer Storm 7 hits + 35e CT+2 (Note that not all of the arrows will hit...thus this attack is best used against big enemies such as golems and the like.) Special - Layer Storm's actually pretty good against the bigger enemies, and does alright against smaller ones. Plus, I just kind of like Llewelyn since he reminds me of myself a bit... Name - Lorenta (female) Class - Sorceress/Teacher Race & Age - Human 36 (and they call her old...?) Birthplace - Flenceburg Element - Ice Chapter - 4 Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. Name - Lucian (male) Class - Swordsman Race & Age - Human 19 Birthplace - Villnore Element - Lightning Chapter - 5 I think. Attacks - Air Slash 1 hit + 25e Slanting Blow 1 hit + 15e Shining Bolt 12 hits + 36e *Round Rip Blade 5 hits + 40e CT+3 Special - Round Rip Blade is an alright attack that charges electricity into the blade and he teleports around whilst smacking them. Kind of reminds me of DBZ...On another note, his Shining Bolt attack is actually rather good for a normal attack. Such a pity he has such low health. Name - Lyseria (female) Class - Sorceress/Seeress Race & Age - Human ? Birthplace - ? Element - Holy Chapter - 7 or 8...not entirely sure which. Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. On another note, she's the second best caster you'll find besides Lezard Valeth. So when you get her, use her. Just throw a Unicorn's Horn her way and let her rip into stuff. Name - Mystina (female) Class - Sorceress/Researcher Race & Age - Human 23 Birthplace - Flenceburg Element - Darkness Chapter - 4 I believe. Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. As an aside, she can't be transferred, so don't go training her for it. Beyond that, I don't have much to say about her...I always used Yumei rather than her. That's 'cause Yumei has better defense. Name - Nanami (female) Class - Sorceress/Maiden Race & Age - Human 17 Birthplace - Yamato Element - Holy Chapter - I'd hazard 3. Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. I never used her much except to see how she was...and I still liked Yumei better. Bah... Name - Shiho (female) Class - Sorceress/Song Maiden Race & Age - Human 21 Birthplace - Yamato Element - Holy Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. I actually never used her at all...I was going to, then when I looked at her spell list I found she didn't have ANY offensive spells. I didn't feel like burning a spell on her, so I've never used her. Someone wanna send an evaluation? Name - Suo (male) Class - Samurai Race & Age - Human 24 Birthplace - Yamato Element - Lightning Attacks - Shisen 1 hit + 25e Hyo-Reppa 1 hit + 10e Yasha-Uchi 2 hits + 16e *Hyoso-Hojin 6 hits + 48e CT+3 Special - Hyoso-Hojin reminds me of Ogre Battle honestly. That's because the Samurai in OB would do a similar attack if placed in the back row. Basically he just shoots a bunch of crystals in a line. He's an alright character...but there are better ones out there. Name - Yumei (female) Class - Sorceress Race & Age - Mermaid 16 Birthplace - Yamato Element - Ice Attacks - Various spells. Special - Dependent on equipped weapon and spell to be used. Yumei is my favorite of the spell-casters before Lyseria and Lezard. She has good defense, and alright defense. Which is more than most of the spellcasters have. So here's my favorite! Plus, she turns into a mermaid when she casts a spell...how cool is that? -NOTES ABOUT CHARACTERS Well, the list is finally complete. Only thing I'm missing now is Gandar's element, and that's not too important anyway. Thus, this FAQ is now officially complete! Time to go back to PSO... -GREAT MAGIC LIST At the behest of someone who sent me a line via e-mail (he's in the credits, just look!), I'm going to put up a list of the Great Magics and which spells are used to get them. So ah...yeah. Here ya go! Original Spell - Great Spell ---------------------------- Dark Savior - Cosmic Spear Shadow Servant - Meteor Shower (the second best..fast animation) Mystic Cross - Celestial Star (the best, but slow animation) Sacred Javelin - Seraphic Law Lightning Bolt - Dragon Bolt Poison Blow - Petro Disruption Stone Torch - Carnage Anthem Prismatic Miss.- Gravity Blessing Fire Lance - Calamity Blast Fire Storm - Ifrit Caress Icicle Edge - Crystal Strike Frigid Damsel - Absolute Zero -AUTHOR'S NOTE This is but my second FAQ...my first was the Front Mission 3 Battle Skills Guide for the English inclined. My real name is Eric Willis, but I've decided to simply use my online alias for all further FAQ's. That name is Etharion Dekar, one of my characters. Thus, this isn't a copy or somesuch...it's just a name change. ::shrugs:: -CONTACT INFORMATION You can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org . This is my only address that isn't swamped by junk mail, so please keep it that way, alright? Please? -CREDITS I thank my friend, Carl Stockstill for info on people I didn't have at the time. A much appreciated Tyler Holland sent me some suggestions/questions... and thanks to him, you guys now have a new section and some changes. Thanks goes out to those on the boards who urged me on, too. I have to thank Gecko for helping me figure out what the Great Magic of Poison Blow was as well. Kudos to you Gecko...! A great thanks to Death_Dragun for finally sending me that info on Gandar...took long enough, didn't it? Long update...! At least some people care... Lastly, thanks for the encouragement CJayC. -LEGAL NOTE This FAQ is copyright (c) 2000 EDekar, all rights reserved. This FAQ may not be reproduced in any public format, nor altered and then reproduced. Should you wish to use it, send me a line via e-mail. I'm pretty giving about it, so just ask. At least, I'll be giving about it until someone decides not to ask. Then I'll put them in a lovely list for people to yell at because I won't allow permission anymore.