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Mine was Thief, Ninja, Devout, Dragoon. Everyone in the back row except the Dragoon. Thief was throwing boomerangs and using an Elixir when someone needed a full heal right away, Ninja was throwing shurikens, Devout was doing healy things, Dragoon was continuously jumping.
It was a good final party aside from the Thief. I'd kept Refia in that class for the entire game and she was at class level 99, doing huge amounts of damage. Never had a reason to change her...until the last battle. Thief takes a LOT of damage from the final boss' attacks, and Refia got taken out promptly every time I'd revive her.
If I could do it over again, I probably would have gone Ninja/Ninja/Devout/Dragoon. Ninja has nearly as much speed as Thief and a lot more Magic Defense, which is key in the last fight.
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The first time I beat the game I had Luneth as a Black Belt, Arc as a Sage, Refia as a Devout, and Ingus as a Ninja. The second time I had Luneth as a Knight, and the other three the same as before. The third time I had Luneth as a Ninja, Arc as a Devout, Refia as a Warrior, and Ingus as a Bard.
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My final party the first time I beat the game was four dragoons all dual wielding blood lances.None of them died during jump spam.
My final party any other time has been completely random as I use an RNG to determine my final party from all the jobs in the game minus the onion knight (I do have access to it but it is just such a pain in the arse to use it without leveling to a certain point)
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Dragoon, Red Mage, Devout, Viking. Only dragoon took damage from the lightning thanks dual wielding shields. Probably took longer to kill the CoD then most parties. Luneth started as a thief before switching to viking, stole Gungnir off Odin. Arc was a Geomancer before i stuffed him in the cat suit. Ingus was a dragoon from the moment it was possible and refia switched between red mage and bard.
For my first playthrough: devout, knight, ninja, magus. Boooring. And not that effective, given that the magus is pretty terrible.
Ninja has nearly as much speed as Thief and a lot more Magic Defense, which is key in the last fight.
Provided you finish the lightning tentacle ASAP, magic defense isn't that important in the final fight. The main body's wave cannon attack has a very high base power but a low multiplier, meaning magic defense only reduces the damage by a little bit. The lightning tentacle, on the other hand, uses an attack that has a low base power but a very high multiplier, meaning characters with low magic defense will take massive damage while characters with high magic defense will generally take none. (I'm not 100% sure how magic damage works, but depending on whether special attacks include the enemy's "job level", the lightning attack should do either ~20% or ~70% more damage to a level 60 thief compared to a level 60 ninja)
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