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                           Classes and Class Combinations in
                         Seiken Densetsu 3 / Secret of Mana 2
                                   By GoodLuckDie
                        Originally written at January 26, 2001
                       Final Version completed on June 29, 2007
                                  Country: Norway
    First of all, the Credits:
    - First and foremost credit goes to Squaresoft, for creating among others 
      Secret Of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Legend of Mana, Chrono Trigger, 
      Chrono Cross, Secret Of Evermore and last but not exactly least the le-
      gendary Final Fantasy series.  However, why they decided not to release 
      one of the greatest RPGs in gaming history outside of Japan is some-
      thing I'll truly never understand.
    - Second credit is for Mr. Nobuo Uematsu (www.nobuouematsu.com), the musi-
      cal genious behind the majority of Square's soundtracks. The man's music 
      is truly unique and magnificent and seems to have a living spirit all of 
      its own, something everyone who played through FF VII discovered one way 
      or another. Don't ever retire, Mr. Uematsu.  Final Fantasy can never be 
      Final Fantasy without your musical work in it.
    - A third credit belongs to the author of the Duran FAQ (Seiken Densetsu 3 
      FAQ page at www.gamefaqs.com), Twilight.  During my correspondence with 
      this fellow I learned about some new things which greatly helped me to 
      bring my own guide another step closer to completion. You have my thanks 
      for this, pal.
    - My final credit MUST go to Neill Corlett, Lina`chan, Nuku-nuku and SoM2-
      Freak.  These people actually translated this entire game in their free 
      time, and made their patch freely available for public use.  Now one of 
      the greatest RPGs ever made is at long last available to every single 
      fan of the gametype out there. You have seriously earned my respect and 
      admiration because of it guys.  My thanks to each one of you, I mean it. 
      Visit their SD3 translation homepage at http://www.neillcorlett.com/sd3/ 
      or check out http://www.neillcorlett.com/translations/ to see some of 
      their other translation projects.
    Secondly, some Legal Stuff:
    This text is not to be used in any commercial way, and may be only displa-
    yed at wwww.gamefaqs.com, www.squareuniverse.net and www.neoseeker.com for
    the sole purpose of sharing the content of this guide with all other Sei-
    ken Densetsu 3 players out there.  However, if you are so utterly impress-
    ed with the magnificent work that I've done here that you would give or 
    kill anything to have just 3 lines of my text on your site, then give me 
    a mail and I'll think about it.
    Lastly, info on the Versions:
    Version 1.00 - The original version of the guide, written in early 2001.
    Version 1.01 - Fixed that damn typo in the URL to Mr. Uematsu's fan site 
                   and added the other info about the Classes which I forgot 
                   to mention last time (damnit).
    Version 1.02 - Only had to make a few last changes, so this version is ve-
                   ry probably the final one.
    Version 1.03 - Yeah, yeah I know what it says above, but I got bored again 
                   so I started to rewrite this thing.
    Version 1.04 - Just had to make a few last changes here and there, so this 
                   version is very probably the final one.  ;-)
    Version 2.00 - Updated a number of things here and there, mainly the des-
                   cription of Duran's Lord Class.  I definitely owe Twilight 
                   a favor for that one.
    Version 3.00 - The gold version.  Everything my experience and my fellow 
                   gamers have taught me about Classes and Class Changing in 
                   Seiken Densetsu 3 is written down in this final version of 
                   the Class and Class Combinations guide.  Hope I was able 
                   to boost the fun for you guys with it all. It's been great 
                   doing this!
    Version 4.00 - The final version.  It's been just about a year since I've 
                   last updated the Class and Class Combinations guide, a time 
                   during which I learned and realized a number of last things 
                   which are interesting enough to still be added.  So is this 
                   really the true and final version of the guide?  You oughta 
                   know me by now.  
    Version 5.00 - The final version mark II.  Basically it's a medium-level 
                   rewrite of the entire guide, plus I added some things here 
                   and there.  I'm dangerous when I get bored...
    Version 6.00 - Spelling error corrections, the updates of URLs, the gran-
                   ting of formal permission to neoseeker and squareuniverse 
                   to use my guide on their pages, and more importantly I ha-
                   ve begun to add more detailed Class information where I 
                   felt it was still required and/or desirable.  Added the 
                   Team Formation Guide of APolaris82 to the recommended fur-
                   ther readings alongside the character FAQs of my contempo-
    Version 7.00 - Further expanded a bit on the new content added in version 
                   6.00, and fixed a number of formatting errors. This oughta
                   be it. 
    About Seiken Densetsu 3:
    Seiken Densetsu 3 is a prequel to a title known as Secret Of Mana, a 
    game with a story so deeply sincere and emotional it almost turned me 
    religious.  (Well I was 15 when me and my best friend played through 
    its unbelievable plot together.)  As a result of this, the events 
    which happen in Seiken Densetsu 3 take place almost a thousand years 
    before the birth of the Mana Knight, and thus also a thousand years 
    before the catastrophes happening in Secret Of Mana are set into mo-
    tion by Thanatos.
    Both games were released on the SNES console back in the 1990s, and 
    their size, playability and image quality were pretty amazing for the 
    time.  In fact, they still pretty much are. For some unimaginable rea-
    son however Squaresoft never released Seiken Densetsu 3 outside of Ja-
    pan, despite the amounts of Secret Of Mana cartridges which were sold 
    worldwide.  It wasn't until the determined work of Neill Corlett, Li-
    na`chan, Nuku-nuku and SoM2Freak to translate this gigantic game that 
    SD3 finally became available to the European, the Asian and the Ameri-
    can gaming communities.
    The differences between the two games can mainly be found in the qua-
    lity of both story and playability.  Because of Seiken Densetsu 3 its 
    character Class system (the very one this guide is dedicated to), SD3 
    has one of the highest levels in (re)playability you'll have ever en-
    countered in the RPG gametype, but its storyline is a joke in compari-
    son to that of Secret Of Mana.  If you in other words are of the opi-
    nion that the story of Seiken Densetsu 3 was good, Secret Of Mana will 
    make your world crumble beneath your feet where you stand.
    Some Basic Things About SD3 Gameplay:
    Like in Secret of Mana but unlike the majority of the other Squaresoft 
    games, the fighting in SD3 is not turn-based as it is for example in 
    the Final Fantasy series.  The battles of SD3 actually happen in real-
    time, meaning there is no such thing as a timebar or stationary char-
    acter positions.  You can freely move around with your character, both 
    when just out in the field or when in combat with enemies.  Whenever a 
    character attacks an enemy however, it will need to recover its 
    strength for a while before it can attack again so keep your distance 
    from enemies in the meantime.
    There are a total of 6 available characters in SD3, out of which you 
    will be choosing 3 to form a party with.  Once you've made your choi-
    ce, you'll then use these 3 characters to play through the game.  Ho-
    wever, think it through before actually making that choice, because 
    once you've begun the journey there will be no way to change charac-
    ters anymore.  Also, depending on which of the characters you choose, 
    there might be some major changes in the plot as the story of SD3 has 
    3 possible outcomes.  Think of it as 3 games in one with the same he-
    roes.  Not only that, but each of the 6 heroes in the game represents 
    a completely different playingstyle compared to the 5 others, and 
    will thus learn and use very different skills and abilities to survi-
    ve what's ahead.  Because of these aspects inherent to SD3 gameplay, 
    this game can be a very different experience each time depending on 
    which character(s) you have chosen to play with.
    However, the most unique aspects of Seiken Densetsu 3 are definitely 
    the Classes and the Class Changing.  Class Changing is such a vital 
    part of both the plot as well as the gameplay of SD3, that the rest 
    of this guide will be about how it works and also to give you detail-
    ed info on the Classes themselves.  This way, you'll be better infor-
    med about what you can expect from each Class and what to watch out 
    for, so you can easier choose a Class you'll have loads of fun with, 
    and above all loads of ass-kicking.
    I. What Is A Class?
    A Class is basically a trade or a job the character has dedicated him-
    self/herself to.  Based on the nature of this job, the character will 
    have a variety of weapons, armor and skills that are typical to this 
    Class.  As the 6 main characters of SD3 unwillingly get involved in 
    the conflicts that begin to consume their world and thus each for their 
    own reasons begin their journey, they will all have what you could call
    a " neutral " Class, meaning a Class that is in no way directly invol-
    ved in the Cosmic struggle between Creation and Destruction, Death and 
    Life, Light and Darkness.
    As the plot unfolds however, the three young heroes you have chosen 
    will slowly but surely evolve into the fiercest warriors on the face 
    of the Earth, meaning everything will eventually fall upon their bur-
    dened shoulders and upon their actions.
    II. Class Changing!
    As your characters gain experience throughout the game, they will even-
    tually reach a level when they have enough strength and skill to evolve 
    into a higher Class. Depending on the neutral Class with which the cha-
    racter started, the Classes from which you can choose from there on can 
    be very, very different from one another.  Each is just about complete-
    ly unique in its abilities, advantages and disadvantages.  You'll be 
    able of having your characters undergo 2 Class Changes in the game, one 
    at level 18 and another at level 38.
    An important thing to know is that from the moment a character has his 
    or her first Class Change, he or she will no longer be neutral.  This 
    means you'll have to choose a Path or a Side from which the character 
    will gain its powers.  Once you have chosen a Class, there will be no 
    way to change it back, and you will be forced to follow its Path furth-
    er down as you eventually reach the second and final Class Change.  Be-
    cause of this, the first Class Change is an important one as it will 
    determine the Path of the character for the rest of the game.
    Here's how it works:
                        1st       2nd
                       Class     Class
                       Change    Change
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Light-Dark
                   \           Dark-Light
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
    As you can see above, each character will have to make a choice between 
    the Light Side or the Dark Side at their first Class Change.  Under the 
    power of Mana, the Light Side generally stands for Creation and Life, 
    which means you'll be learning abilities and even pure magic to heal or 
    better defend yourself.  If you go Dark, it means you are choosing for 
    Destruction and Death, which will learn you abilities and magic to wea-
    ken and/or attack your enemies with.
    There is no point in asking which Side is better, cause they both seem 
    to have their own advantages and disadvantages, and all final Classes 
    are extremely powerful either way.  The choice will be all yours.
    III. How It's Done.
    * The first Class Change:
    Once a character reaches level 18, it means it has matured enough to ev-
    olve into a higher Class and is thus ready to undergo its first Class 
    Change.  In order to perform this Class Change, you will need the powers 
    of one of the world's Mana Stones.  Once you've reached level 18 travel 
    to the nearest one you can already reach and simply speak to it/touch it 
    to begin the Class Changing.
    Remember, once you've made your choice you will never be able to change 
    it back.  The deal is pretty obvious from here.  If you go for the Light 
    Side, you will not be able of choosing one of the 2 final Dark Classes,
    and if you take the Dark Path your character cannot turn into one of the 
    2 final Light Classes.  The choice you make at your first Class Change 
    will determine the character its skills and abilities for the rest of 
    the game, so make damn sure that you choose something you feel is inspi-
    ring to you and which you enjoy playing with.
    * The second/final Class Change:
    The final Classes your characters will eventually evolve into are so im-
    mensely powerful, it will turn them into the greatest warriors in the 
    world of Seiken Densetsu 3.  On the other hand, considering what they 
    will be up against it will be more than necessary, you can count on it.
    What makes the final Class Change as powerful as it is are the following 
    - Extreme limits:   after their final Class Change, your characters will 
                        be able of raising their statistics to a near inhuman 
                        level, making them incredibly skilled and powerful 
    - Unique equipment: the final Class Change will take a character's spirit 
                        so deep into the Light or Dark Side, he/she will be-
                        come able of obtaining and using weaponry and armor 
                        which was never crafted by mortal hands in the first 
    - Divine abilities: characters who have reached the final Class Change 
                        will begin learning what are almost half-god-like 
                        abilities, skills and magic.
    So as you can see, the final Class Change is what it will eventually be 
    all about.  Without it, you have little hope of standing against your 
    true enemies at the end of the game.
    That's the good news.  There is however, as you probably expected, a 
    catch or two in actually reaching the final Class Change.  First of all, 
    your characters won't be able of performing their final Class Change un-
    til they have reached level 38(!), meaning you will already be pretty 
    late into the game by then.  Because of this, you're advised to stock up 
    on some extra levels every now and then. Secondly, the final Classes are 
    sealed.  That's right, sealed.  Following the storyline, whenever the 
    flow of Mana in the world gets thrown into imbalance by great conflict 
    the Goddess automatically seals the power of the final Classes, trying 
    to prevent their enormous power of being turned against the world this 
    way.  The only way to break this sacred seal is to find an extremely ra-
    re item which can prove that the character is both mature and worthy 
    enough of reaching the final Classes, thus ensuring that the immense po-
    wers becoming part of him/her are used to fight for the future of the 
    living.  For every of the final Classes, you will need a different one 
    of those items as proof in order to break the seal.
    You can find these items by defeating certain enemies. If you get lucky, 
    you will find something called a " ??? Seed " when you open a treasure 
    chest. When you plant these seeds in one of the magic boxes you can find
    in any inn, you will receive one of the items that can break the sacred 
    seal of the Goddess.  All you need to do now is reach level 38 and head 
    over to the Holyland, but be sure to have the proof items you obtained 
    in your item ring and not in storage, because you'll need to select the 
    proof items from the item ring during the Class Change.  You will be 
    able of evolving into one of the final Classes at the silver Goddess 
    statue that stands in the middle of the Holyland.  However, this whole 
    seed thing has one catch to it as well.
    The item you will receive after planting the " ??? Seed " is random. 
    This basically means that the item you will get can be for any one of 
    your 3 characters and for any of their final Classes.  That pretty much 
    leaves you with 2 options.  Either you let fate decide for you and you 
    have your characters evolve into those final Classes you already recei-
    ved the items for, or you can go back defeating enemies to obtain more 
    " ??? Seeds " and keep it up till you receive the item you need to get 
    that specific final Class which you want to play with.  As always with 
    Class Changing, it'll be your choice.
    The enemies from which you can get " ??? Seeds " are mostly the follow-
    - Mama Potos
    - Guardians
    - Ruster Bugs
    - Dark Lords
    - Lesser/Greater Demons
    - Dragons (All types)
    - Boulders/Power Boulders
    By the way, one thing I've noticed is that the higher your level gets the 
    more easily you seem to receive " ??? Seeds ".
    Now, about the weaponry and armor unique to the final Classes that I men-
    tioned earlier -- getting those is not exactly something you'll end up re-
    gretting.  A final Class can obtain items which only that Class can equip 
    and use, items which essentially are the ultimate weaponry and armor in 
    the world of Seiken Densetsu 3.  The equipping of a final Class with its 
    true weapon and armor is thus one of the things you need to do if you want 
    your characters to reach their absolute potential.
    In order to get this ultimate equipment, you'll need to do the same thing 
    you did to get the " ??? Seeds ".  By defeating certain enemies, you'll 
    sometimes receive something called a " Weapon/Armor Seed ".  By planting 
    these seeds in a magic box and with a little luck, you'll get the weapons 
    and/or armor for your final Classes.
    One important tip though -- if you already found a " Weapon/Armor Seed " 
    before your characters reached their final Classes, then don't plant tho-
    se. If you plant that seed while your characters are still in their first 
    Class, you will receive a weapon or an armor for that first Class. So in-
    stead, save up your " Weapon/Armor Seeds " till you've reached the final 
    Classes, and then plant them.
    One last thing.  Remember that the weapon or the armor you receive from 
    the seed will be put among the equipment of the person who opened the 
    magic box.  If the item you received can't be equipped on that person, 
    open the menu screen and go exchange the item between your characters 
    till you find the one who can equip it.
    The enemies from which you can get " Weapon/Armor Seeds " are mostly the 
    - Kerberos
    - Nightblades
    - Wolf Devils
    - Death Machines
    - Great Rabites(!)
    IV. The Characters And Their Classes.
    Duran -- Sword-wielding Knight of Forcena
    Duran is the swordsman hero of Seiken Densetsu 3.  Being a natural born 
    swordfighter and a pretty big and athletic guy, he can hit real hard.  
    Duran's wide horizontal slashes also have the greatest attackrange of 
    all characters, meaning you can easily keep your distance from enemies 
    at all times if you don't stop moving.  Best of all however, these wide 
    slashes also enable you of swiftly hitting multiple enemies with one 
    attack, meaning Duran can build up his tech gauge damn fast if you time 
    your attacks a little.  Though Duran doesn't have much for variety he's 
    a very powerful fighter, having the highest strength stat of all char-
    acters along with a great vitality and a decent agility. This lucky dog 
    also gets Angela at the end of his scenario.  ;-)
    If you go Light with him Duran will become a Knight, capable of equip-
    ping shields.  These shields will double his evade rate(!), as well as 
    offer him additional protection against some elemental magic attacks 
    depending on which of those shields you have equipped.  The Knight's 
    ability to equip shields combined with Duran's already high vitality 
    will quickly result in a truly fantastic endurance, meaning that as a 
    Knight Duran will be able to outlast enemies in a fight which otherwi-
    se are more powerful than he is.  Another great thing about the Knight 
    Class is that it will learn Heal Light, which increases the Knight's 
    endurance as well as that of his entire team even further, and by no 
    small amount at that.  Duran's Knighthood will thus make him a very 
    tough and a resourceful fighter, but the downside about it all is that 
    he won't nearly reach the attackstrength he can develop as a Gladiator.  
    He also doesn't have a fullscreen level 2 technique.  By the way, the 
    majority of Duran's shields can be bought at the armor shop in Force-
    na, but keep in mind that they aren't cheap things.
    Taken towards the Dark Path Duran will become a Gladiator, meaning he
    will fully benefit from his strength and gain an attackpower much high-
    er than that of the Knight, developing a powerful fullscreen level 2 
    technique as well.  On top of that, this Class will learn elemental sa-
    ber magic, meaning Duran will be able to combine his impressive attack-
    strength with the 4 basic elements(!).  If this saber magic is used at 
    the right place and at the right time, the Gladiator has the potential 
    of causing heavy damage to any enemy with an elemental weakness.  The 
    downside is that as a Dark Class, the Gladiator won't be able to equip 
    any shields, making him far more dependent on his raw vitality and in-
    telligence stats for his defenses.  By the way, if you choose the Gla-
    diator, you will need to raise Duran's spirit once after he has learn-
    ed his first two elemental sabers in order to learn the last two ones, 
    don't forget this.
    Duran's final Classes:
    * Paladin * : The Paladin is a highly dedicated Class, as it will turn 
    Duran into a Champion of the Light whose sole purpose seems to be slay-
    ing the most powerful Dark and undead monsters there are.  Developing 
    the most powerful Heal Light of all of Duran's Classes which he on top 
    of that casts in under 2 seconds, this Class will also get a pretty po-
    werful fullscreen level 3 technique.  The Paladin's greatest aspects 
    however are his ability to learn Saint saber and being able of obtain-
    ing and equipping the Sacred Shield.  Saint saber, one of the mightiest 
    spells in the game, will cast the element of Light on Duran's weapon or 
    that of an ally, giving them a tremendous advantage over Dark and un-
    dead enemies.  The Sacred Shield, a shield only a Paladin can wield, 
    will give Duran a truly fantastic endurance, as it not only brings the 
    usual high evade rate but also offers him great additional protection 
    against just about any type of magic.  Though the Paladin is physical-
    wise the weakest of all of Duran's final Classes, he is a fighter capa-
    ble of outlasting any enemy(!) through the highly impressive endurance 
    the Sacred Shield and his fast strong Heal Light give him, while Saint 
    saber will grant him and indeed his entire team a fantastic advantage 
    against the powerful Dark and undead enemies of the late game.  Excel-
    lent Class.
    Proof item: " Paladin's Proof "
    Equipment of a Paladin:
    Brave Blade
    Hero's Crown
    Hero's Armor
    War King's Crest
    Sacred Shield
    * Lord * : The Lord can be considered the most reliable Class in Seiken 
    Densetsu 3, something that is not apparent at first glance however.  Fo-
    cussing his abilities completely on endurance and stamina, this Class 
    will make Duran develop a defense which is beyond anything any of the 
    other Classes in the game can reach.  The main greatness of the Lord is 
    that this Class can actually obtain and equip two separate ultimate 
    shields, namely the Oath Shield and the Adamant Shield.  The Oath Shield 
    to begin with will actually turn Duran almost completely immune to sta-
    tus affects(!).  With the exception of silence, snowman and petrify, not 
    a single status ailment will be able to affect him anymore.  The Adamant 
    Shield on the other hand will raise Duran's evade rate to a level which 
    is by far the highest in the game.  Combined with Duran's already high 
    vitality, this basically means the Lord becomes nearly impossible to 
    knock down through physical attacks(!) once the Adamant Shield has been 
    equipped on him.  The versatility and defensive powers of these two 
    shields are a huge backbone for Duran in just about any situation, with 
    the Oath Shield guarding him from many of the status ailments in the 
    game, while the Adamant Shield will give Duran unmatched protection in 
    combat against even the physically most powerful of enemies.  The Lord 
    also has the highest attackpower of all of Duran's Light Classes, and 
    to top it off, he will learn how to multitarget his Heal Light as 
    well(!) along with getting the Tinkle Rain spell.  However, all of this 
    potential comes with a price.  Of all of Duran's final Classes, the 
    Lord is the only one who doesn't develop a fullscreen level 3 tech, and 
    he also is the only one who won't learn any saber magic either.  The re-
    sult is that the Lord relies completely on basic swordfighting in the 
    exact same way as the Fighter and the Knight originally did, which does 
    count as a downside for a final Class.  Nevertheless, with both the Oath 
    Shield and the Adamant Shield readily available and with his very power-
    ful healing abilities, the Lord quickly becomes the most resourceful and 
    reliable Class in this game, and is despite his low(er) attacking skills 
    a great choice for Duran both for main character as well as support.  
    Outstanding Class.
    Proof item: " Lord's Proof "
    Equipment of a Lord:
    Protection Helm
    Protect Armor
    War King's Crest
    Adamant Shield, Oath Shield
    * Swordmaster * : As a Swordmaster, Duran will by far reach his most ver-
    satile incarnation.  Having excellent attackstrength, a great vitality 
    and agility and a powerful fullscreen level 3 technique, the Swordmaster 
    is an already highly accomplished warrior and a fully evolved version of 
    the Gladiator who will on top of all that soon develop a true mastery in 
    saber magic(!).  Duran will initially begin learning how to multitarget 
    all of his basic elemental sabers, meaning the entire party can instant-
    ly be empowered by the four elementals, a great advantage in many situa-
    tions.  But best of all, the Swordmaster will eventually also learn to 
    cast both Moon as well as Leaf saber(!).  With Leaf saber giving not on-
    ly Duran but the entire party a virtually unlimited supply of Mp and 
    Moon saber greatly enhancing physical endurance in hard and long battles, 
    the value of the Swordmaster becomes very obvious.  Because the Sword-
    master combines his very powerful fighting skill so effectively with sa-
    ber support of nearly every kind, Duran will be able to handle just 
    about any situation he can end up in simply by going on the offensive, 
    and this while being able to support the team in many different ways as 
    well.  However, this does come with a downside.  Because the Swordmaster 
    builds out his skills in such a way that he and his team can handle vir-
    tually any situation, Duran ironically won't really excel as an indivi-
    dual fighter anymore in the same way as he does as one of his other 
    three final Classes.  Because of this, the Swordmaster's power and ver-
    satility is definitely best used for support, both for actual battle 
    against enemies as in ways of spellcasting.  A great choice for Duran if 
    he isn't your main character.  A master fighter Class which features a 
    plethora of uses, all of which are geared towards confronting and defea-
    ting each of your opponents.
    Proof item: " Master's Proof "
    Equipment of a Swordmaster:
    Rising Moon Helm
    Master's Armor
    Master's Armband
    * Duelist * : The Duelist.  The single most powerful fighting Class you 
    can imagine.  Altough it won't be very obvious at first, as a Duelist 
    Duran will begin to develop both an attackpower as well as an overall 
    physical condition that is so immensely strong nothing in this game 
    will eventually be able to match it anymore.  The way of the Duelist is 
    thus pretty obvious -- brutal and single close combat until they break 
    and fall dead on the ground before you.  This Class is physical-wise so 
    strong, it can easily stand against the most powerful enemies of the 
    game on its own, and its raw magic defense is frightfully enough the 
    highest of all of Duran's Classes as well(!).  As if all that wasn't 
    worse enough, the Duelist's fullscreen level 3 Eruption Sword technique 
    is one of the most devastating attacks there are, capable of killing 
    nearly any regular enemy in a single blow.  Another thing this Class 
    has is Dark saber, but that will only be of use against enemies like 
    the Potos, the God-Beast Lightgazer, the second Metal Hugger and Heath.
    Finally, the Duelist also retains the four basic elemental sabers he
    learned as a Gladiator.  The Duelist has no true downsides as his unde-
    niable physical strengths make him nearly unstoppable once he is equip-
    ped with his final weaponry and armor, but besides his saber magic he 
    has no versatility.  Though you might start to think that non-stop phy-
    sical fighting will get boring because of this, the ability to kill the 
    strongest enemies in the game with 4 or 3 attacks or the ability to wi-
    pe everything from the screen with one Eruption Sword is something you 
    can get seriously addicted to, believe me.  Awesome Class.
    Proof item: " Duelist's Proof "
    Equipment of a Duelist:
    Skull Head
    Skeleton Mail
    Master's Armband
    * Note: If Duran is a character you frequently use in your team forma-
            tions, I strongly recommend you read the Duran FAQ written by 
            Twilight, which can be found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 FAQ 
            page of Gamefaqs from where this document can be downloaded.
    Shematic of Duran's Classes:
                        1st      2nd
                       Class    Class
                       Change   Change
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Lord
                   \           Swordmaster
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
    Angela -- Magic-using Princess of Altena
    This sexy thing is simply put the most powerful magic user in Seiken 
    Densetsu 3, but all of her magical abilities are of the offensive type.  
    In other words, no support or recovery magic.  A great thing about An-
    gela is that she is the only character who will already learn a power-
    ful collection of magic spells actually before her first Class Change!
    Angela has very high intelligence and spirit stats, meaning her Mp am-
    ounts will eventually hit the roof of 99, and she'll also develop the 
    highest level in magic resistance of all characters because of it. Bad 
    things are that physically she is very weak both in attack as well as 
    in defense, meaning she has low Hp amounts and is thus pretty vulnera-
    ble.  If you want Angela's magical power on your team, it's probably 
    best to choose her as your main character so you can control her your-
    self.  By the way, Angela has a crush on Duran so it's not a bad idea 
    to put those two together.  When it starts happening you'll know what 
    I mean.  ;-)
    If you go Light with her, Angela will turn into a Sorceress, meaning 
    she will begin learning every single level 2 elemental spell in the 
    book(!), the Dark Force spell being the only exception.  The Sorceress 
    has a great variety of powerful elemental magic because of this, and 
    she also has higher physical strength than the Delvar, the first of 
    Angela's Dark Classes. However, due to those higher level magic spells 
    the Sorceress tends to consume her available Mp quicker than the Del-
    var does, and she also has lesser raw magic resistance and magical at-
    tackpower than the Delvar has.
    If Angela is taken towards the Dark Side however, she will become so-
    mething named a Delvar.  The Delvar will only learn a fraction of the 
    spells the Sorceress can learn, but in turn she develops a higher in-
    telligence and thus a higher magical attackpower and magic defense 
    than the Sorceress.  Instead of learning new magic spells, the Delvar 
    makes her original spells more powerful, meaning she can cause more 
    damage than the Sorceress for the exact same amount of used Mp.  Ano-
    ther thing about the Delvar -- and indeed, Angela's Dark Classes in 
    general -- is that because she tends to neglect her Light-based 
    spells you often will be able to afford placing a point in Angela's 
    vitality stat during level-ups, rather than in her spirit stat, which 
    can quickly begin to go a long way in terms of Angela's overall endu-
    rance on the battlefield.  Finally, the Delvar will also learn Dark 
    Force, which is a brute magical force spell that works equally well 
    on all types of enemies except the Dark ones, and which can even pen-
    etrate various magical defense spells such as Counter Magic(!).  How-
    ever, in return for this raw and more powerful style of offensive 
    spellcasting, the Delvar will sacrifice the ability of learning the 
    new magic spells which the Sorceress learns.
    * Note: The choice between Angela's Light and Dark Sides is essential-
    ly a choice between giving her either a larger variety of spells to 
    cast or giving her a higher magical attackpower and thus more powerful 
    base spells.  Which of these two things is the best for a magic user 
    is for you to decide.
    Angela's final Classes:
    * Grand Divina * : The Grand Divina is the absolute mistress in the 
    elemental magics, as this Class will begin learning how to multitar-
    get every single one of the elemental spells she learned as a Sorce-
    ress(!), while at the same time developing the highest intelligence 
    of all of Angela's Light Classes(!).  Because of this, the Grand Di-
    vina is capable of causing great amounts of damage in a single cast 
    to the various enemies of the game once you have learned their elem-
    ental weaknesses, and all at a relatively low Mp cost per spellcast-
    ing as well.  Eventually, the Grand Divina will also learn Double 
    Spell.  Double Spell will easily show you just to what an extent the 
    Grand Divina has control over the elements, as this spell unleashes 
    a pretty powerful triple elemental attack on all enemies. This Class 
    thus has a fantastic variety of powerful elemental spells with Dou-
    ble Spell as icing on the cake, and on top of all that she will also 
    develop the highest magic defense of Angela's Light Classes as well 
    as the highest physical strength Angela is capable of reaching as a 
    character(!).  Pure elemental mastery, and a great all-rounder.  Ex-
    cellent Class.
    Proof item: " Arcane Book "
    Equipment of a Grand Divina:
    Myein Crown
    Myein Dress
    Blizzard Hairpin
    * Archmage * : The Archmage shares a number of similarities with the 
    Grand Divina Class, as she too will learn to multitarget each of the 
    elemental spells she learned as a Sorceress(!) in the same way as the 
    Grand Divina did.  In other words, this Class too is capable of caus-
    ing severe amounts of damage to the various enemies of the game once 
    you know of their elemental weaknesses.  However, the difference be-
    tween the Archmage and the Grand Divina is that the Archmage will de-
    velop a higher spirit stat than the Divina will, meaning this Class 
    will become capable of causing heavier damage with its Light-based 
    spells, and particularly with the already mighty multitargeted Saint 
    Beam spell(!).  The downside about it is that the Archmage has a lo-
    wer intelligence than the Divina and thus also a lower raw magic de-
    fense.  Eventually, as an Archmage Angela will learn Rainbow Dust, 
    which is a pretty powerful non-elemental attack (funny considering 
    Rainbow Dust uses the powers of 4 of the spirits in combination with 
    each other). The Archmage is not the all-rounder that the Grand Divi-
    na is, but this Class holds the key to obtaining the most powerful 
    Light-based spells of all of Angela's Classes, as well as the single 
    highest luck stat that she is capable of reaching as a character(!).  
    Pretty damn powerful and mystical magician mistress, and especially 
    so against the many Dark-type enemies of the late game.  Very intri-
    guing and efficient spellcaster Class.
    Proof item: " Book of Secrets "
    Equipment of an Archmage:
    Spirit Cane
    Eremos Crown
    Eremos Coat
    Blizzard Hairpin
    * Rune Master * : If Angela becomes a Rune Master, she will steadily 
    begin to build out a collection of extremely powerful brute force 
    spells in a similar way to how the Delvar originally did with the 
    Dark Force spell, a spell equally effective against all types of en-
    emies except the Dark ones.  The Rune Master begins with learning how 
    to multitarget this Dark Force, meaning this Class becomes capable of 
    throwing out a pretty powerful punch to all enemies on the screen 
    without having to really know what their elemental weakness is.  From 
    there on, the Rune Master will begin learning Stun Wind (silences an 
    enemy meaning it can't use any magic or techs anymore), Cold Blaze 
    (snowmans and thus paralyzes an enemy making it a sitting duck), Sto-
    ne Cloud (petrifies an enemy meaning an instant kill), Blaze Wall and 
    finally DeathSpell. Stun Wind, Cold Blaze, Stone Cloud and Blaze Wall 
    are the game's ultimate elemental spells(!), while DeathSpell causes 
    the maximum amount of 999 damage(!) killing virtually anything it hits 
    instantly, on the condition that the victim has a level lower or equal 
    to that of Angela.  This Class thus wields some pretty damn serious 
    power through these spells, but the problem is that this power comes 
    with important downsides.  The Rune Master's ultimate elemental spells 
    as well as DeathSpell itself first of all consume Mp at a very fast 
    pace, and this while non of these spells can actually be multitarget-
    ed.  The powerful multitargeted Dark Force spell compensates for this 
    in an acceptable way on the other hand, but the problem is that multi-
    targeted Dark Force too consumes quite some Mp per cast each time.  
    Combine these two things and you have the most Mp consuming Class in 
    the game(!).  The Rune Master is a Class which wields tremendous magi-
    cal power, but she does this at the cost of tremendous Mp amounts at 
    the same time.  Immensely potent yet costly spellcaster.
    Proof item: " Book of Rune "
    Equipment of a Rune Master:
    Rune Staff
    Rune Veil
    Rune Coat
    Magma Hairpin
    * Magus * : The Magus.  The magic user which develops the highest in-
    telligence possible, not just of Angela's Classes but in fact of all 
    the characters as well.  Because of this uniquely high intelligence, 
    the Magus develops the highest magical attackpower which even Angela 
    is capable of reaching, as well as the single best magic defense in 
    the entire game(!).  Under this sheer magical power, the spells which 
    Angela originally learned as a Magician will reach their most power-
    ful form throughout Angela's Classes, turning these once humble and 
    simple spells into an absolute menace. As the Magus eventually reach-
    es her higher intelligence levels these spells actually turn so po-
    werful they become capable of wiping all regular enemies with an ele-
    mental weakness from the screen in two fast consecutive casts, while 
    they surrender neither their very low Mp cost nor their very quick 
    casting time for this(!).  On top of that, the power of the new 
    spells which the Magus learns becomes boosted by this same principle 
    as well, turning the spells of the Magus into the most powerful of 
    their kind throughout all of Angela's Classes.  The Magus wields an 
    immense cost-efficiency because of this, as her spells cause the hea-
    viest damage of all of Angela's Classes for the exact same Mp cost(!).  
    On top of that, this Class also learns what is the strongest magical 
    attack in the game -- Ancient.  Ancient, the ultimate multitargeted 
    spell, has one purpose.  To instantly annihilate all enemies which 
    are somehow capable of standing against the powered standard magic 
    attacks of the Magus.  However, though this Class can definitely be 
    considered to be the game's most potent spellcaster, there is one ma-
    jor catch to it.  In order to be able of using this principle of em-
    powered standard magic attacks the Magus specializes herself in, you 
    require an extensive knowledge of the elemental weaknesses of the va-
    rious enemies and bosses of the game, otherwise you'll soon find 
    yourself relying completely on the overwhelming power of Ancient even 
    for regular battles.  In other words, this Class requires the hand of 
    a seasoned player, so you're well advised not to choose her if you're 
    new to Seiken Densetsu 3 -- unless you already want to have Ancient 
    and the single highest magic defense of the game with you.  Overtly 
    powerful spellcaster Class.
    Proof item: " Forbidden Book "
    Equipment of a Magus:
    Dragon Rod
    Ancient Tiara
    Ancient Robe
    Magma Hairpin
    * Note: If Angela is a character you frequently use in your team forma-
            tions, I strongly recommend you read the Angela FAQ written by 
            ThundaSnake, which can be found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 
            FAQ page of Gamefaqs from where this document can be download-
    Shematic of Angela's Classes:
                        1st       2nd
                       Class     Class
                       Change    Change
                               Grand Divina
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Archmage
                   \           Rune Master
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
    Kevin -- Son of the Beast King.  Heir to the Throne of the Beast Kingdom.
    Kevin is really something, and can to my experience definitely be consi-
    dered to be one of the best characters in SD3, so it all comes down to 
    whether he fits into your playingstyle or not. Half-human, half-beastman, 
    he has the highest vitality stat of any of the characters and thus qui-
    ckly builds out high Hp amounts.  Not only that, but Kevin's strength is 
    not very far behind that of Duran himself either, plus he has a double-
    attack meaning 2 hits for some heavy damage provided you manage to land 
    both those attacks on the enemy each time.  But the very best thing about 
    Kevin is that during the nighttime, his beastman blood will start boil-
    ing and he'll turn into a Werewolf(!).  Being granted inhuman strength 
    and endurance by the powers of the Moon because of his beastman heritage, 
    Kevin has the amazing advantage of becoming even stronger than Duran 
    when the night falls.  Physically immensely powerful in all ways, Kevin 
    will be a great addition to your party.  The only problem with him is 
    that he tends to have a lack of versatility, though that too can depend 
    on which Classes you choose for him.
    Taken towards the Light Path, Kevin will focus more on his human side 
    and become a (Shaolin?) Monk.  This basically means that he will start 
    to combine his fighting skills with some very effective magic spells 
    like Heal Light and Pressure Point, the latter of which will help him 
    to gain the attackpower of a beastman during the daytime(!).  The Monk 
    also has both a fullscreen level 2 technique as well as the Tornado 
    throw tech.  Result of all this is that the Monk is a skilled and a 
    very balanced fighter which makes Kevin no longer dependent on his 
    Werewolf abilities.  But, this also has one big downside.  If you take 
    Light, Kevin will neglect his beastman blood meaning his Werewolf form 
    won't evolve into anything more dangerous as it does with his Dark 
    Classes. As a Monk, he'll turn into an " ordinary " Werewolf at night, 
    just like he did when he was still a Grappler, his starting Class.  By 
    the way, Pressure Point boosts the attackpower of the Monk's Werewolf 
    form as well(!), so don't hesitate to use it during the nighttime too.  
    The same goes for the Werewolf forms of Kevin's final Light Classes.
    If Kevin goes Dark however, he will fully embrace the fierce passions 
    of his beastman blood and turn into a Bashkar, a powerful fighter.  
    This first Dark Class won't let Kevin learn any spells at all, but his 
    attackpowers will soon rival even that of Duran's Gladiator Class with 
    a double-attack(!).  The other good thing is that Kevin's Werewolf 
    form will grow in power as well if you choose Dark, and will evolve it-
    self from an " ordinary " Werewolf into something called a Black Fang.  
    Like I said, pretty powerful stuff.  The downside about the Bashkar is 
    that Kevin will begin to rely on pure attackstrength to see him through 
    as he will have no support spells whatsoever.  Because of it, he will 
    be much more dependent on his stronger Werewolf abilities as a Black 
    Fang and thus also on the night.  The Bashkar also has the powerful 
    Bastard Slam throw, but he doesn't have a fullscreen level 2 technique.
    Kevin's final Classes:
    * God Hand * : As the name subtly is implying already, this Class will 
    begin to shape Kevin into a perfectly balanced and a supremely skilled 
    martial artist, who is something greater than the mere sum of his own 
    parts.  The God Hand develops the highest attackpower of Kevin's Light 
    Classes, a very powerful fullscreen level 3 tech, the Stardust Bomb 
    throw and a fast, strong Heal Light.  He'll also retain the Pressure 
    Point spell he learned as a Monk.  Above all else however, the God 
    Hand's greatest power is his ability to learn Aura Wave(!).  This tru-
    ly mighty spell will give you the ability to instantly fill its tar-
    get's tech gauge up to its max(!), meaning you will actually have an 
    unlimited access to the level 3 techniques of all the partymembers(!).  
    With the almost supernatural attack prowess as well as the great sup-
    port spells of the God Hand in your party few things will be able to 
    stand in your way, meaning this Class is worth choosing regardless if 
    Kevin is your main character or not.  At night, the God Hand will be-
    come the Golden Wolf, a sacred beast.  Magnificent fighter Class.
    Proof item: " Gold Wolf Soul "
    Equipment of a God Hand:
    Spiral Claw
    Ivory Band
    Byakko Uniform
    Tohsei Armband
    * Warrior Monk * : The Warrior Monk is a damn impressive Class, as it 
    will learn Kevin to use both Heal Light multitarget as well as Leaf 
    saber(!).  This spell combination, placed together with Kevin's inhe-
    rent double-attack, is obscenely powerful(!), giving not only Kevin 
    but in effect his entire party a virtually unlimited endurance both 
    in terms of Hp as well as Mp(!).  He will also retain his Pressure 
    Point spell and learn the cool Blow Impact throw.  The Warrior Monk 
    is a truly fantastic addition to your party, however as an individual 
    fighting Class he definitely also has a few downsides to himself.  
    Having the lowest attackpower of all of Kevin's final Classes and 
    being the only one that doesn't develop a fullscreen level 3 techni-
    que, this Class will make Kevin somewhat weak as a single fighter in 
    comparison to his other 3 final Classes.  Outstanding choice for Kev-
    in if he isn't your main character.  At night, Kevin will turn into a 
    Silver Wolf as the Warrior Monk Class.
    Proof item: " Silver Wolf Soul "
    Equipment of a Warrior Monk:
    Holy Glove
    Darkshine Band
    Genbu Suit
    Toshei Armband
    * Death Hand * : The Death Hand is physical-wise Kevin's most power-
    ful Class, having such serious attackpower it almost rivals that of 
    Duran's Duelist Class.  However, and this you really must keep in 
    mind, although by definition the Death Hand is not as powerful as 
    the Duelist remember that Kevin has the advantage of turning into a 
    Werewolf at night, considerably increasing his attackstrength this 
    way.  As a Death Hand, Kevin will be able of turning into a Wolf 
    Devil(!) during the nighttime, which is beyond the shadow of a doubt 
    the most powerful physical thing that comes under your control in 
    this game. The Wolf Devil its attackpower, matching even that of the 
    Duelist but with a double-attack(!), is completely off the scales, 
    and will rip anything that stands in its way to pieces in the blink 
    of an eye.  The Wolf Devil has what is one of the most devastating 
    fullscreen level 3 techniques in the game, and will also learn the 
    Dead Crush throw and the Energy Ball spell.  Energy Ball will in-
    crease the amount of Kevin's critical hits, but it will cancel it-
    self after only a few attacks.  However, despite all these awesome 
    advantages this Class is not without its downsides.  Because the 
    idea behind the Death Hand Class is to physically overpower any and 
    all enemies, Kevin will become totally dependent on his strength as 
    a Wolf Devil as his human form will only have half its strength.  
    This Class has in other words no versatility whatsoever and relies 
    completely on the night to maximize its powers, meaning it will 
    need support from other partymembers when faced with an enemy it 
    can't swiftly overpower.  Nevertheless, make no mistake about it --
    when the night falls it's all over for your enemies.  An immensely 
    fierce Class.
    Proof item: " Death Wolf Soul "
    Equipment of a Death Hand:
    Skull Disect
    Sapphire Band
    Seiryuu Uniform
    Demon Neckband
    * Dervish * : The Dervish.  Kevin's Darkest Class, and it will show 
    to say the very least.  As a Dervish Kevin will gain 2 main abilities 
    -- he will learn to use the Moon saber spell and become able of turn-
    ing into something called the Bloody Wolf at night.  And you'd better 
    believe that this thing carries this name for a pretty justified rea-
    son.  Although the Bloody Wolf won't reach the same extreme attackpo-
    wer the Wolf Devil of the Death Hand Class can, it will swiftly beco-
    me capable of casting Moon saber on itself, making the Bloody Wolf a 
    by far greater menace to your enemies than the Wolf Devil will ever 
    be.  Because the Dervish Class very effectively combines the Bloody 
    Wolf its heavy attackpower with the ability to cast Moon saber AND 
    Kevin's double-attack, the end result placed in your hands is absolu-
    tely frightening(!).  Literally feeding himself on the grave inju-
    ries he is causing to his enemies, the Bloody Wolf will turn into a 
    raging beast of the Dark the moment he casts Moon saber on himself.  
    The rate at which Moon saber lets the Bloody Wolf rasp Hp from its 
    unfortunate victims is based on the power of the attack -- the harder 
    you hit, the more Hp that you will drain (making Ashura Dream Fist a 
    fantastic tech to use again).  Kevin will constantly restore his Hp 
    at a real fast rate as he literally rips it out of his victims(!) by 
    tearing them to pieces with his amazing attackstrength.  This basi-
    cally means that the Bloody Wolf just does not stop until everything 
    around him is dead and torn to complete shreds.  Being the most dan-
    gerous and menacing thing that comes under your control, there will 
    be almost no way to stop the Dervish once night has fallen and he 
    has learned the Moon saber spell.  Extremely fearsome Class.
    Proof item: " Demon Wolf Soul "
    Equipment of a Dervish:
    Gigas Glove
    Ruby Band
    Suzaku Suit
    Demon Neckband
    * Note: If Kevin is a character you frequently use in your team for-
            mations, I strongly recommend you read the Kevin FAQ written 
            by Veib, which can be found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 
            FAQ page of Gamefaqs from where this document can be downloa-
    Shematic of Kevin's Classes:
                        1st      2nd
                       Class    Class
                       Change   Change
                               God Hand
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Warrior Monk
                   \           Death Hand
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
    Carlie -- Cleric and the Granddaughter of the Priest of Light
    As you probably figured out already by looking at her, Carlie is not 
    exactly the attacking type.  Half-human and half-elf, she's small and 
    physically pretty weak.  She also doesn't learn any real attackmagic.  
    So what is she good for?  Carlie is the best support character there 
    is, and this for more than a single reason.  She starts out as a Cle-
    ric, and since she is the granddaughter of the Priest of Light she'll 
    be able of using Heal Light and Tinkle Rain even before her first 
    Class Change is done(!).  One of the best things about Carlie is that 
    no matter what Class she chooses, she will always end up with Heal 
    Light multitarget(!) and that's damn great.  Being mainly a magic us-
    er she also has an excellent magic resistance.
    If you let her go Light Carlie will become a Priestess, capable of 
    learning elemental saber magic in the same way as Duran's Dark Class-
    es do, something which will greatly support any other members of the 
    team who represent fighter Classes.  On top of that, she will also 
    learn the Holy Ball spell.  Heal Light multitarget, Tinkle Rain, Ho-
    ly Ball and all basic elemental sabers in a single character.  Excel-
    lent support for your other partymembers who will be doing the actual 
    fighting for her.
    If you have Carlie go to the Dark Side however, she'll become an En-
    chantress.  Instead of learning support spells through which she can 
    empower other characters like the Priestess does, the Enchantress 
    will begin to learn how to summon monsters, meaning Carlie will ac-
    tually become capable of independently causing some decent damage to 
    enemies.  Though these summons aren't too powerful, they are pretty 
    useful nonetheless and they're fun too. And of course, just like all 
    of Carlie's Classes except for the Cleric, she'll learn to multitar-
    get her Heal Light just as well.
    Carlie's final Classes:
    * Bishop * : The Bishop is Carlie's Light-Light Class, and it defini-
    tely shows.  As a Bishop, Carlie will develop a great collection of 
    high-end and Light-based support spells such as Turn Undead (causes 
    massive damage to all undead enemies if they are at a level lower or 
    equal to that of Carlie's), Magic Shield (reduces the damage caused 
    by all magic attacks by half) and even the mighty Saint saber spell.  
    The Bishop is indeed the only Class besides the Paladin himself who 
    can learn this mighty saber magic, and on top of learning all these 
    abilities she will also develop the single highest spirit stat of 
    the entire game(!).  In other words, the Bishop has the most power-
    ful Heal Light there is, and being one of Carlie's final Classes she 
    is capable of casting it the very second that you started the spell-
    casting(!).  Also, because of that ultimate spirit stat the Bishop 
    develops the strongest Holy Ball spell there is too, and is thus ca-
    pable of causing some pretty damn impressive damage to any Dark and 
    undead enemies for just 2 Mp per cast this way.  Lastly, the Bishop 
    will also learn to multitarget her Tinkle Rain spell.  One of the 
    most magnificent support Classes there are, the value of this Class 
    can be tremendously high for almost any team.
    Proof item: " Holy Water Vial "
    Equipment of a Bishop:
    Bishop's Ribbon
    Bishop's Robe
    Moon Flower
    * Sage * : The Sage will learn to multitarget all the saber magics 
    that she learned as a Priestess, meaning this Class can empower 
    the entire team by the elementals with a single spell just like 
    Duran's Swordmaster Class can(!).  Other things she'll learn are 
    the multitargeted Tinkle Rain spell, and she will actually also 
    learn Saint Beam(!), an already very powerful Light-based attack-
    ingspell which becomes even more interesting and useful because of 
    the Sage her very high spirit stat(!).  The Sage is above all an 
    excellent choice when your other two characters are fighting Clas-
    ses, as she can empower the entire team with the basic elementals 
    in one cast, and with actually having Saint Beam in her arsenal 
    she's capable of independently causing serious damage to any Dark-
    type and undead enemy as well.  And of course, as one of Carlie 
    her final Classes, she's also capable of casting her Heal Light 
    the very second that you have started the spellcasting.  A nearly
    perfect support Class for any team which consists out of fighter 
    Classes that are in need of either saber magic, powerful healing 
    abilities, or both.
    Proof item: " Bottle of Salt "
    Equipment of a Sage:
    Giant's Flail
    Sage's Ribbon
    Sage's Robe
    Moon Flower
    * Necromancer * : As the name whispers, this Class will teach Carlie 
    to summon undead monsters such as ghosts, and ghouls.  These summons 
    can cause very decent damage, and she will also get the Dark saber 
    spell.  Dark saber will only be useful against such enemies as the 
    Potos, the God-Beast Lightgazer, the second Metal Hugger and Heath 
    though.  Much more importantly, however, the Necromancer Class will 
    also learn a spell which is known as Black Curse, and this thing is 
    absolutely menacing.  What Black Curse does is lower all the four 
    basic stats of an enemy at the same time(!), and there is no way it 
    can be countered or blocked(!).  Though it can't be multitargeted, 
    this ultimate stat-down spell is so powerful and effective it defi-
    nitely is worth choosing the Necromancer for on its own already(!).  
    The Necromancer will also learn to multitarget her Tinkle Rain 
    spell, and in being one of Carlie her final Classes, she can cast 
    Heal Light the very second that you started the spellcasting.  A 
    powerful support Class, which has a surprisingly potent offensive 
    streak to herself at the same time.
    Proof item: " Bottle of Ashes "
    Equipment of a Necromancer:
    Maul of the Dead
    Undead Ribbon
    Undead Suit
    Black Onyx
    * Evil Shaman * : The Evil Shaman gives Carlie her most powerful sum-
    monings, something which the gremlin and great demon summons will 
    prove to you very nicely.  On top of that, she will also learn the 
    Antimagic and Demon Breath spells, both very powerful abilities.  An-
    timagic from its part will cancel any magic affect an enemy can cast 
    on itself(!), such as stat-up spells, saber magic and even their abi-
    lity to absorb the very elemental they belong to(!), meaning you can 
    deny them gaining any advantage over you whatsoever with this spell.  
    Demon Breath is a spell which causes heavy damage to all enemies, 
    alongside lowering their magical attackpower and magic defenses.  
    This should make Demon Breath a truly fantastic spell, however the 
    problem is that it's a Fire-type magic attack which will thus heal 
    Fire-based enemies, meaning the stat-down affect won't work on them 
    either.  Using Antimagic first will solve this problem though, defi-
    nitely something to remember in boss battles.  And of course, being 
    one of Carlie's final Classes, the Evil Shaman gets to cast her Heal 
    Light the very second you started the spellcasting.  The downsides 
    about this Class however are that she has the lowest spirit stat of 
    all of Carlie's final Classes and thus her weakest Heal Light, and 
    she's also the only one that won't develop a multitargeted Tinkle 
    Rain.  Still, with her mighty summons and her very powerful offensi-
    ve spells the Evil Shaman is a very independent Class for Carlie's 
    standards, and an excellent choice if she is your main character.  
    Outstanding Class.
    Proof item: " Bottle of Blood "
    Equipment of an Evil Shaman:
    Bitium Ribbon
    Bitium Dress
    Black Onyx
    * Note: If Carlie is a character you frequently use in your team forma-
            tions, I strongly recommend you read the Carlie FAQ written by 
            Anemo, which can be found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 FAQ pa-
            ge of Gamefaqs from where this document can be downloaded.
    Shematic of Carlie's Classes:
                       1st       2nd
                      Class     Class
                      Change    Change
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Sage
                   \           Necromancer
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
                               Evil Shaman
    Hawk -- Dagger-wielding Thief of Navarre
    Hawk is the most versatile character in Seiken Densetsu 3.  A profess-
    ional Thief and a highly skilled knifefighter, he has the highest agi-
    lity stat of all characters and is the second character along with Ke-
    vin to use a double-attack.  Hawk can be a real fierce fighter because 
    of this, but he is physically pretty weak both in strength as well as 
    endurance meaning he has problems causing real damage to certain ene-
    mies, and if he gets surrounded or cornered he's in trouble cause he 
    really can't take the beating.  After his first Class Change however, 
    Hawk will begin to combine his fierce fighting skill with abilities 
    and spells that are among the most effective in the game, making him 
    one of the most useful characters there are.  A resourceful and sharp 
    fellow, Hawk is a man who will come through for himself and his others 
    no matter the odds, and has a tendency to become an invaluable part of 
    the team before you've truly realized it.
    If you go Light with him, he will become a Ranger.  The Ranger is ac-
    tually the Class out of which the better part of the Navarre army was 
    formed long ago, when the desert was still a lush, green forest.  By 
    learning the ancient skills of his people, Hawk will be able to set 
    traps causing decent damage to distant enemies, and he'll also learn 
    pretty powerful magic directly from nature itself, namely the potent 
    Sleep Flower and Body Change spells.  Best of all, his Flying Swallow 
    Toss technique is fullscreen and does despite Hawk's low(er) strength 
    stat a good amount of damage.  However, keep in mind that Body Change 
    will also have the effect that the targeted enemy won't give you any 
    experience when you kill it afterwards, which is a true downside to 
    the Ranger's otherwise powerful magical abilities.  Very resourceful 
    Class nevertheless. By the way, if you choose Light for Hawk you will 
    need to raise his intelligence twice after he has learned his initial 
    trap spells for him to begin learning all his magic abilities, some-
    thing which will also boost the damage of Hawk's trap spells at the 
    same time, don't forget about this.  The same holds true for the Wan-
    derer, one of Hawk his final Light Classes, though with him you will 
    need to raise the spirit stat a few times as well.
    If you take the Dark Path for Hawk, he will become a Ninja.  As the 
    great forest in which the Navarre people lived turned into a dry des-
    ert over time, they had no choice but to adapt to survive as they 
    could no longer rely on nature as they had done for centuries.  Out 
    of the ancient skills of the Navarre Rangers, the art of the Ninja 
    was born.  If you thus take Dark for Hawk, he will begin to learn the 
    Ninjitsu abilities of the Navarre warriors of today.  This basically 
    means Hawk will learn Jitsu magic, which uses the 4 basic elementals 
    to lower enemy stats, as well as how to use Ninja Stars, which can be 
    powerful long range weapons.  The Ninja also has a higher attackpower 
    than the Ranger does, but he doesn't have a fullscreen tech.  Also, 
    remember that the stat-down affect of the Jitsu magic won't work if 
    the enemy absorbs the element the Jitsu spell uses.  Very effective 
    Class nonetheless.  By the way, the higher Hawk's agility the more 
    powerful his Ninja abilities will become, so if you take Dark for 
    Hawk always put a priority on raising agility at his level-ups.  The 
    same goes for his final Dark Classes.
    Hawk's final Classes:
    * Wanderer * : The power and mystery of the spark of life in all of 
    its glory.  The Wanderer is the Class which will learn every Dryad 
    and Luna spell there is, with the exception of the Moon and Leaf 
    sabers.  As a Wanderer, Hawk will develop a large collection of el-
    usive as well as extremely powerful spells such as Trans Shape, 
    multitargeted Sleep Flower, Half Vanish, Counter Magic, Aura Wave,  
    and Lunatic, to name but a few.  Best of all, although the Wanderer 
    is an intensive Mp user he will early on learn the Poison Bubble 
    spell, which rasps large amounts of Mp from an enemy alongside cau-
    sing heavy Tree-type damage to it.  What follows is that the Wande-
    rer has the means to use his hallowed abilities as much as he feels 
    is called for, as Poison Bubble gives him besides a powerful at-
    tackingspell an unlimited source of Mp(!).  The Wanderer is so in-
    credibly powerful and versatile because of all these spells Hawk 
    will virtually begin incarnating good luck for everything and any-
    one who is on his side as one(!), however that doesn't take away 
    that the Class also comes with a few downsides to itself.  Along 
    with a low defense across the board, the Wanderer has the lowest 
    attackpower of all of Hawk's final Classes, and his lovely Dance Of 
    Roses technique isn't a fullscreen one either.  Nevertheless, make 
    no mistake -- this Class is near to invincible if used in the right 
    way(!), and can easily provide some of the most fantastic support 
    of the entire game to all its allies at the same time.  The grea-
    test - and the most mysterious - hero that the living can hope for.
    Proof item: " Good Luck Die "
    Equipment of a Wanderer:
    Wind Spirit Hat
    Phantom Cuirass
    Lucky Card
    * Rogue * : The Rogue is a final Class of Hawk which develops an en-
    tire new collection of attacking skills in the same way the Ranger 
    originally did with his trap spells.  What is so impressive about 
    this is that the Rogue actually begins to combine most of these ad-
    vanced new skills with the elemental properties(!).  As a result, 
    this Class builds out a large variety of elemental-based attacking 
    skills such as Silver Dart (Light damage), Crescent (Dark damage), 
    Rocket Launcher (Fire damage) as well as a few powerful non-elemen-
    tal skills like Rock Fall, Cutter Missile and Axe Bomber.  These 
    skills can often prove seriously damaging to any of your opponents, 
    and especially so if you know how to work with the elementals, as 
    well as show themselves to be extremely effective due to their ve-
    ry short casting times(!). On top of that, the Rogue will eventual-
    ly also learn an ability called Grenade Bomb, which besides causing 
    heavy Tree-type damage rasps Mp from its target in a similar way to 
    the Wanderer's Poison Bubble spell.  In other words, the Rogue too 
    has the impressive advantage of being able to use his potent at-
    tackskills as much as you need him to, and on top of all that he's 
    got not only the highest attackpower of all of Hawk his Light Clas-
    ses, but also their best overall stats along with the single high-
    est luck stat in the entire game(!).  A cunning and a very powerful
    fighting/spellcaster combination Class, the Rogue's only real dis-
    advantage is that he has no fullscreen level 3 tech.
    Proof item: " Bad Luck Die "
    Equipment of a Rogue:
    Silverwolf Garea
    Silverwolf Pelt
    Lucky Card
    * Ninja Master * : The Ninja Master is exactly that -- a master in 
    the abilities of the Ninja.  As a Ninja Master, Hawk will begin 
    learning to multitarget both his Jitsu spells as well as his Ninja 
    Stars.  Both of these abilities are a frightfully effective skill, 
    but above all else it will be Hawk's mastery over the Ninja Stars 
    that makes this Class as lethal as it truly is.  Being able of 
    hitting every enemy on the screen within 2 seconds of you starting 
    the spellcasting, Hawk will not only cause powerful damage to them 
    but also decrease their accuracy and evade rate all at the same 
    time(!).  Being softened up for the kill in every thinkable way, 
    Hawk's double-attack will be as useful as ever as he will hardly 
    miss, plus with his incredible agility as a Ninja Master he will 
    be able of dodging nearly every enemy attack as well.  And to top 
    it off, all this beauty is given to you for 1 Mp per battle(!).  
    Immediately hitting the enemies with Ninja Stars at the beginning 
    of each battle will thus give Hawk such an advantage he can liter-
    ally start killing them one at a time, as their decreased accuracy 
    and evade rate will make them near defenseless to the Ninja Master
    his double-attack and ultimate agility.  And finally, any other 
    problems the more powerful enemies might cause will be swiftly 
    countered with the multitargeted Jitsu spells.  Extremely effecti-
    ve as well as surprisingly endurant Class, with not having a full-
    screen level 3 technique being its only true downside.
    Proof item: " Bullseye Die "
    Equipment of a Ninja Master:
    Kongo Rakan
    Stealth Hood
    Wind Demon Mail
    Stealth Guard
    * Nightblade * : An expert in the with blood drenched art of killing, 
    this Class will turn Hawk into a genuine shadow warrior, specialized 
    in the assassination of any enemy through stonecold efficiency.  The 
    Nightblade has the highest attackpower of all of Hawk's Classes, and 
    combines this attackpower with abilities through which he can nullify 
    the core advantage of virtually any type of enemy(!).  Nice examples 
    of these abilities are Blow Needles (silences the target, meaning you 
    instantly neutralize any enemy that uses spells or powerful techni-
    ques), Poison Breath (poisons the enemy, meaning you can soften up 
    enemies with high vitality and/or high Hp making them easier to kill)
    and Deadly Weapon (decreases an enemy's maximum Hp, Hp which they 
    will never be able to recover).  When these abilities are used in 
    combination with the Jitsu spells Hawk learned as a Ninja, they can 
    show themselves to be so effective they can almost be called cruel, 
    as they render the Nightblades's victims either defenseless or com-
    pletely harmless to him.  Best of all, the Nightblade is the only one 
    of Hawk's final Classes that has a fullscreen level 3 tech, and it's 
    quite a vicious one too.  If the Nightblade's ability to neutralize 
    is thus used in combination with his vicious attacking skills, this 
    Class turns seriously deadly real, real quick.  However, that doesn't 
    take away that the Nightblade has one definite downside -- with the 
    exception of Black Rain, not a single one of his abilities can be 
    Proof item: " Nighteye Die "
    Equipment of a Nightblade:
    Bloody Mask
    Black Garb
    Stealth Guard
    * Note: If Hawk is a character you frequently use in your team forma-
            tions, I strongly recommend you read the Hawkeye FAQ written 
            by Meeple Lard (how's that for a nick, eh?), which can be 
            found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 FAQ page of Gamefaqs from 
            where this document can be downloaded.
    Shematic of Hawk's Classes:
                       1st       2nd
                      Class     Class
                      Change    Change
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Rogue
                   \           Ninja Master
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
    Lise -- Rolante's Princess, Leader of the Amazon army.
    Lise is a great and valuable character, something she proved to me mo-
    re than once as I chose her as a member of the team several times.  In
    being both an Amazoness and a lance expert she definitely understands 
    how to fight, having a surprisingly high strength and agility to speak 
    for her.  Lise is a pretty powerful fighter, with her true greatness 
    lying in the fact that she will eventually become an outstanding sup-
    port character as well, learning spells that can really save your neck 
    at times.  The only problem she seems to have is that in being a girl, 
    she has a somewhat low vitality and is thus not very good in taking 
    punishment.  Nevertheless, with that surprisingly good attackstrength 
    as well as her high agility stat Lise can hold her own in any battle, 
    and once the first Class Change is done awesome support spells will 
    come to this warrior Princess as well.
    If you take Lise to the Light Side she'll become a Valkyrie, a power-
    ful female warrior.  But besides being a strong fighting Class with a 
    mighty fullscreen level 2 tech, the Valkyrie will also begin to learn
    spells which can actually boost a character its 4 basic stats(!).  
    Because of these spells, the Valkyrie is capable of empowering her-
    self as well as her allies through pure magic, making them able to 
    stand against enemies which are actually much more powerful than they 
    are.  All this makes the Valkyrie a great Class in many ways, and 
    thus a fantastic addition to nearly any team.
    If you have Lise walk the Dark Path however, she will become some-
    thing called a Rune Maiden.  Doing the complete opposite of what the 
    Valkyrie does, the Rune Maiden will begin learning spells that can 
    lower the stats of an enemy.  Being able to weaken any enemy in any 
    way, the Rune Maiden is capable of breaking the strategic advantage 
    the enemies have of being made out of the typical 2 attackers - 1 
    support or 2 support - 1 attacker combinations, meaning she can be 
    a much better support character than the Valkyrie provided that you 
    know which enemy to weaken in which way.  The Rune Maiden doesn't 
    have the attackstrength which the Valkyrie has, but she too has a 
    fullscreen level 2 tech.  Not an as powerful fighter as the Valky-
    rie, but if used in the right way this Class can become much more 
    Lise her final Classes:
    * Vanadis * : The Vanadis can pretty much be described as the ulti-
    mate female warrior.  Having the highest attackpower of all of Lise 
    her final Classes, she's on top of that also the only one which will 
    develop a powerful fullscreen level 3 tech.  The Vanadis also becom-
    es capable of casting her stat-up spells faster than she could as a 
    Valkyrie, and finally she'll also learn to summon Freya. This summon 
    will besides damaging all enemies invoke the Chibikko status on them 
    meaning they'll all turn into the size of a Corobokkle, making them 
    totally harmless(!).  This will however have the side-effect that 
    those enemies won't give you any experience when you finish them off 
    afterwards, though that becomes an increasingly arguable downside so 
    late into the game.  Because of the Vanadis her fantastic potentials 
    as an individual fighting Class she is an excellent choice for Lise 
    either way, especially if she is your main character.  Great Class.
    Proof item: " Briesingamen "
    Equipment of a Vanadis:
    True Spear
    Vanir Helmet
    Goddess Armor
    * Star Lancer * : The Star Lancer is the Class which will learn Lise 
    to multitarget all the stat-up spells she learned as a Valkyrie(!).  
    With the Star Lancer in your party you'll thus be able to raise the 
    abilities of your entire team in one single spell, and on top of that 
    she'll also learn to summon Marduke.  This summon doesn't only cause 
    good damage, but it will also silence all enemies meaning they won't 
    be able to use any magic or techs anymore(!).  The Star Lancer is a 
    damn good support Class because of all this, but the downsides are 
    that she has much lesser attackpower than the Vanadis while lacking 
    a fullscreen level 3 technique as well.  Nevertheless, a fantastic 
    Class to choose for Lise, especially if she isn't your main characer.  
    Excellent support Class.
    Proof item: " Morningstar Chain "
    Equipment of a Star Lancer:
    Stardust Helmet
    Polaris Armor
    * Dragon Master * : The Dragon Master gets the greatest of Lise her 
    summonings -- Jormungand.  Jormungand doesn't only cause heavy dama-
    ge to all enemies, but it will also poison them all meaning they'll 
    keep losing their Hp at a rapid pace afterwards(!).  The advantage 
    this gives you in a fight is considerable and oftentimes decisive, 
    as it seriously softens up all types of enemies making them far eas-
    ier and faster to kill.  The Dragon Master can also cast the stat-
    down spells she learned as a Rune Maiden faster, and in being the 
    best summoner she also develops one of the highest spirit stats of 
    all of Lise her Classes.  The downsides about the Dragon Master how-
    ever are that she is physically pretty weak, having the lowest at-
    tackpower of Lise her final Classes as well as the lowest defense, 
    and she also doesn't have a fullscreen level 3 tech.  Nonetheless, 
    with her quickly casted stat-down spells and above all with her abi-
    lity to learn a summon as mighty as Jormungand so very early on al-
    ready, the Dragon Master becomes a much more powerful Class than she 
    may appear to be at a first glance.  An already good choice for sup-
    port, but if you love using summoning magic you'll find yourself 
    liking this Class for Lise as your main character just as easily.  
    The greatest of all the summoner Classes.
    Proof item: " Knightdragon Chain "
    Equipment of a Dragon Master:
    Dragon Lance
    Rising Dragon
    Dragonknight Armor
    Giant's Ring
    * Fenrir Knight * : The Fenrir Knight is one of the most fearsome 
    Classes within Seiken Densetsu 3, there is simply no doubt.  Ac-
    tually learning how to multitarget all spells of the Rune Maiden(!), 
    this Class will totally own its enemies in every way you can think
    of.  Capable of weakening anything in any way she so desires, the 
    Fenrir Knight has on top of that the highest attackpower of all of 
    Lise her Dark Classes, as well as a pretty darn high agility and vi-
    tality stat.  As if this wasn't enough, she will also learn to sum-
    mon Lamian Naga.  This summon causes good damage, but it won't cau-
    se any status affects like the other summons do.  The Fenrir Knight 
    is a dreadful and frightening Class as she will easily render any 
    and all enemies nearly completely harmless and/or defenseless to 
    your party, while with her own powerful fighting skills and the 
    Lamian Naga summon she's capable of causing great amounts of dama-
    ge as well, rivaling even the Vanadis herself(!).  The Fenrir 
    Knight's only true downside is that her brutal Hundred Flower Dan-
    ce technique isn't a fullscreen one.  Fearsome and dangerous, this 
    Class is a genuine menace to anything that is unlucky enough to get 
    caught in its path.
    Proof item: " Gleipnir "
    Equipment of a Fenrir Knight:
    Giant's Spear
    Wolf Helmet
    Giant's Ring
    * Note: If Lise is a character you frequently use in your team forma-
            tions, I strongly recommend you read the Riese Walkthrough 
            written by Lord Zero, which can be found on the same Seiken 
            Densetsu 3 FAQ page of Gamefaqs from where this document can 
            be downloaded.
    Shematic of Lise her Classes:
                       1st       2nd
                      Class     Class
                      Change    Change
                      /     \
                     /       \
                    /         \
                   /           Star Lancer
                   \           Dragon Master
                    \         /
                     \       /
                      \     /
                    Rune Maiden
                               Fenrir Knight
    V. Class Combinations
    Class Combination means that you select Classes which are capable of co-
    vering each other's weaknesses or which can make the most out of each 
    other's strongest abilities.  The examples I will describe below are ba-
    sed on my own experiences.  By using these Class Combinations I pretty 
    much owned my enemies, so you might want to give 'em a try.
    Just remember, Seiken Densetsu 3 has a total of 42 Classes(!) spread ov-
    er 6 characters, so there are a lot of possible combinations.  The ones 
    below are just to give you an idea of what's possible. It all comes down 
    to being creative, so begin by taking those characters and Classes which 
    you think are the coolest and the best.
    Some examples of Class Combinations which seriously worked for me:
    * The Rogue and the Archmage: Combine these two Classes their powerful 
      elemental skills, and their Light-based attacks in particular, and you 
      will be able of causing extreme amounts of damage in a very short ti-
      meframe to a lot of different types of enemies.  But, you'll need to 
      know how to work with the elementals.  Outstanding combo to try if 
      you're a more advanced player.
    * The Duelist and the Bishop: Cast Saint saber and Magic Shield on the 
      Duelist and see what happens.
    * The Magus and the Evil Shaman: If you're into spellcasters, this truly 
      is one of the most beautiful Class Combinations you can dream of.  The 
      nullifying power of Antimagic and the magic defense lowering Demon 
      Breath of the Evil Shaman, combined with the ultimate magical attack-
      power of the Magus.  Play these cards right and you'll bring about an 
      Armageddon in regular battles and boss fights alike.
    * The Dervish and the Nightblade: Since both Kevin and Hawk have a dou-
      ble-attack but more importantly also a level 1 tech that uses two at-
      tacks, they are the best characters to use Moon saber with.  Also, how 
      effective Moon saber really is depends on the character's attackpower.  
      If you thus combine the Dervish and the Nightblade, Kevin's second 
      strongest and Hawk's strongest Class physical-wise, you'll get two ve-
      ry powerful fighters that won't even really require a Heal Light any-  
    * The Swordmaster and the Star Lancer: Both multitarget strength-up and 
      multitarget elemental sabers is one of those Combinations you just ha-
      ve to have tried once.  ;-)
    * The Rune Master and the Warrior Monk: The magical powers of the Rune 
      Master are very powerful and useful, but they cost heavy amounts of Mp 
      and can't be multitargeted.  Angela is also vulnerable against physi-
      cally strong enemies, no matter which Class you've given her. The War-
      rior Monk will solve both these problems easily, as his spells give 
      virtually unlimited Hp and Mp for both Angela as well as himself.
    * The Star Lancer and the Ninja Master: Multitargeted stat-up spells and 
      multitargeted stat-down spells in the same team can be serious fun, 
      believe me.
    * The Death Hand and the Fenrir Knight: One of the most fearsome Class 
      Combinations there are.  Nothing will stand against you with these two 
      placed in the same party, and I do mean nothing.
    * The Paladin and the God Hand: Bringing together many of the best fea-
      tures of the Light Side (the Sacred Shield, the great Aura Wave spell, 
      two powerful and fast Heal Light spells, the Golden Wolf and of cour-
      se the mighty Saint saber), these two Classes were truly destined to 
      be fighting side by side.
    * Etc, etc, ...  Go get 'em!
    * Note: If Class Combinations are something you frequently find your-
            self scratching your head over, I strongly recommend you read 
            the Team Formation Guide written by APolaris82, which can be 
            found on the same Seiken Densetsu 3 FAQ page of Gamefaqs from 
            where this document can be downloaded.

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