Final Fantasy IX - Max Stats FAQ by KADFC
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   Highest Possible Stat Guide for Final Fantasy IX (AKA Max Stats Guide)
    Written and Authorized by KADFC
     Copyright KADFC 2002, 2003, 2004
      Created at: December 5, 2002
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           Last UPDATE on : November 20, 2004




  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!READ THIS FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Summary by SoftReset concerning the existence of this FAQ:

  "Certain equipments will raise a character's stats. For example, an item like
  the Power Belt will give a temporary gain of three points to a character's
  Strength stat, making that character's physical attacks more damaging. If you
  un-equip the Power Belt, that character's Strength stat will return to
  normal. 

  However, if you gain a level with the Power Belt equipped it will help you
  make a permanent gain towards Strength. 

  You will gain a fraction of a point to Strength, and although this fraction
  won't be visible on the status screen it will be added to your Strength stat.
  Fractions add up, and after so many level-ups these fractions will become a
  whole point. 

  This is stat boosting, a way of manipulating stat growth by adding fractions
  of points over many levels until they become whole points. Any item that
  raises a stat while equipped will also add a fraction to that stat at
  level-up, which is why such equipments are referred to as "stat-boosting
  equipments."


  * AUTHOR'S NEW WORD OF ADICE IF YOU'RE LAZY *
  FOR EACH CHARACTER, HAVE THEM EQUIP THE SO CALLED "AUTHOR'S BEST CHOICES,"
  AND HAVE THEM LEVEL UP. BE WARNED THAT SPIRIT WILL INCREASE VERY EASILY. SO
  IF THEIR SPIRITS REACHES 50, HAVE THEM EQUIP SOMETHING ELSE.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

















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           Table of Content
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  -Table of Content
  -Legal Stuff
  -Introduction
  -Dark Star's Theory
  -Terence's Theory
  -Rebirth Flame's Highest Possible Stats for each Character

  *New Stuff* By SoftReset

  -Author Explantion and Understandings
  -Character's Section Format Explantion.

  Male Characters

   -Zidane's Formula
   -Vivi's Formula
   -Steiner's Formula
   -Aramant's Formula
   -Marcus' Formula

  Female Characters

   -Dagger's Formula
   -Freya's Formula
   -Eiko's Formula


  Unknown Sex Characters
   -Quina's Formula

   -Conclusion










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              Introduction
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 This is best used by people that has completed the Level One Game and get the
 full benefit of having the best stats possible for the game. But in some ways
 you'll have to come up with what you want your characters to have. Its ok if
 you want to use this if your men are in level 30s and up, it still works, but
 the full benefit will be lost. If you find this to be too much for you right
 now, if you already have a perfect game kept saved, or dont want to bother of
 doing this whole game over again just to have the best, I dont blame you. But
 if you follow this steps slowly, you might suceed. Just take this slow as
 possible, try to follow up on what im about to tell you. This might be
 surprising at first, but here it goes.

 This my second FAQ. It's not what I expected it to be, but someone gots to do
 it.










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           Dark Star Theories
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 Stat increases are not random, although they do usually vary from game to game.
 Let me try to explain it at hand of strength.

 You get 1 strength+ at every level ending with either 1, 4, 7 or 0. (LV 4, 7,
 10, 11, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24 etc.) Making it 29+ by the time you reach 99.

 Now that's were equipment comes into play, because additional to the fixed
 29+, you also get 'random' bonuses. E.g. if you wear no strength boosting
 equipment at all, you will get one additional strength+ every 3/32 levels.
 (In other words: every 0.094~0.095 levels) This amount can be increased
 simply by wearing more strength boosting equipment.

 I'll tabular it from here on:

 Equipment Bonus/ Range of Levels

 +0 / 0.094~0.095 (Like stated above: 3/32)
 +1 / 0.125~0.133
 +2 / 0.154~0.158
 +3 / 0.188~0.200
 +4 / 0.214~0.222
 +5 / 0.250~0.263
 +6 / 0.278~0.286
 +7 / 0.302~0.316
 +8 / 0.334~0.353
 +9 / 0.375~0.385 (To compare: 12/32)

 Now compare a character with no strength boosts, and one with +9 strength
  boost.

 [Character with +0]Gets +29 from just leveling up, +9 from the 3/32 levels.
 Total boost: 29+9 = 38

 [Character with +9]Gets +29 from just leveling up, +38 from the 12/32 levels.
 Total boost: 29+38 = 67

 Now I know that more than 9+ is possible by wearing the right equipment so 67+
 is surely not the maximum a character can get. But you may know that the
 strength stat gets also used for HP calculation, and everything higher than 9+
 will not affect HP in any way.

 Spirit
 You get +1 for Spirit every time Strength and Magic increased twice and if your
 level ends with either 7, 4 or 0. (LV 7, 14, 20, 27, 34, 40 etc.) Making it a
 total of +14 by the time you reach 99.

 Now that you understood the equipment bonus thingy written above for
 Strength/Magic, I'll move straight to the tabular for Spirit. It looks little
 different though.

 Equipment Bonus/ Range of Levels

 +0 / 0.031~0.032 (+1 Spirit in 1/32 Levels)
 +1 / 0.063~0.067
 +2 / 0.094~0.095
 +3 / 0.125~0.133
 +4 / 0.154~0.158
 +5 / 0.188~0.200
 +6 / 0.214~0.222
 +7 / 0.250~0.263 (+1 Spirit in 1/4 Levels)
 +8 / 0.278~0.286
 +9 / 0.302~0.316
 +10 / 0.334~0.353
 +11 / 0.375~0.385

 As you can see, bonuses now won't comes as easily as compared with Strength, so
 it will take more effort to raise Spirit.

 Let's do the character comparison thing again, although I will substitute the
 +9 from before with a +7. I'll explain why.

 [Character with +0]Gets +14 from just leveling up, +3 from the 1/32 levels.
 Total boost: 14+3 = 17

 [Character with +7]Gets +14 from just leveling up, +24 from the 12/32 levels.
 Total boost: 14+24 = 38

 I did choose +7 because this will get you a whopping +38 Spirit at LV99 that
 gives even Quina (the character with the lowest base Spirit starting at 11) a
 nice, nearly maxed 49 base Spirit at LV99, but it will also be overkill on
 everybody else. So just look for yourself how to achieve the max of 50 for
 every character.

 So far so good now for...

 Speed:
 You get +1 for Speed every time Strength and Magic increased thrice and if your
 level ends with a 0. (LV 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 etc.) Making it a total of +9 by
 the time you reach 99.

 Remember that Speed won't go up any single point more than the fixed +9 if you
 don't use any boosting equipment.

 The tabular for Speed:

 +0 / N/A (No bonus at all)
 +1 / 0.031~0.032 (+1 Speed in 1/32 Levels)
 +2 / 0.063~0.067
 +3 / 0.094~0.095
 +4 / 0.125~0.133 (1+ Speed in 4/32 [1/8] Levels)
 +5 / 0.154~0.158
 +6 / 0.188~0.200
 +7 / 0.214~0.222
 +8 / 0.250~0.263
 +9 / 0.278~0.286
 +10 / 0.302~0.316
 +11 / 0.334~0.353
 +12 / 0.375~0.385

 Some comparisons again:

 [Character with +0]Gets +9 from just leveling up and not a single point more.
 Total boost: 9

 [Character with +1]Gets +9 from just leveling up, +3 from the 1/32 levels.
 Total boost: 9+3 = 12

 [Character with +4]Gets +9 from just leveling up, +12 from the 1/8 levels.
 Total boost: 9+12 = 21

 Hmm, I guess that's all one needs to know about stat modification, so I think
 I'll stop right here.

 And I didn't cover the HP/MP gains for the simple reason that I just don't know
 anything useful about them as of yet. Maybe later.

 Made by Dark Star










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          Terence's Theories
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 All your stats are strict formulas that are as follows:

 Spd = SpdBase + [Level * 1 / 10] + [SpdBonus / 32]
 Str = StrBase + [Level * 3 / 10] + [StrBonus / 32]
 Mag = MagBase + [Level * 3 / 10] + [MagBonus / 32]
 Spr = SprBase + [Level * 3 / 20] + [SprBonus / 32]
 MSt = MStBase + [Level * 4 / 10] + [MStBonus / 32]
 HP = [Str * HPMod(Level) / 50]
 MP = [Mag * MPMod(Level) / 100]

 Spd, Str, Mag, Spr and MSt stand for Speed, Strength, Magic, Spirit and Magic
 Stones respectively.

 Anything in [] brackets means to round down the number in the brackets. [4.5] =
 4, [4] = 4, [4.9] = 4, [5] = 5 (as some examples)

 HPMod and MPMod are a table lookup that depends on level. This is universal for
 all characters. As a couple of examples: HPMod(1) = 250, MPMod(1) = 200,
 HPMod(99) = 4524, MPMod(99) = 642.

 The various 'Stat'Base values differ from character to character, but can never
 change. Zidane's bases, as an example, are 23 Spd, 21 Str, 18 Mag, 23 Spr and
 18 MSt.

 The various 'Stat'Bonus values are the only way you can affect the growth of
 your stats. Every level, these bonuses go up by a rate that's worked out from
 your current stat increases. For example, if you have equipment that gives you
 3 extra Speed, then SpdBonus will go up 3 every time you level up.

 In addition to the above, StrBonus and MagBonus will automatically go up by 3
 per level, SprBonus will go up by 1 per level, and MStBonus goes up by 5 per
 level. (This has been tested to be accurate with Zidane. It's currently unknown
 what, if anything, increases MStBonus over and above the 5 per level)

 Base Stats at Lv 99:

 Zidane
 Speed: 32
 Strength: 59
 Magic: 56
 Spirit: 40
 Magic Stones: 72

 Steiner
 Speed 27
 Strength: 62
 Magic: 50
 Spirit: 38
 Magic Stones: 71

 Vivi
 Speed: 25
 Strength: 50
 Magic: 62
 Spirit 36
 Magic Stones: 68

 Garnet
 Speed: 30
 Strength: 52
 Magic: 61
 Spirit: 34
 Magic Stones: 68

 Freya
 Speed: 29
 Strength: 58
 Magic: 54
 Spirit 39
 Magic Stones: 72

 Quina
 Speed: 23
 Strength: 56
 Magic: 58
 Spirit: 28
 Magic Stones: 69

 Eiko
 Speed: 28
 Strength: 52
 Magic: 60
 Spirit: 36
 Magic Stones: 67

 Amarant
 Speed: 31
 Strength: 60
 Magic: 51
 Spirit: 32
 Magic Stones: 72

 On top of the above, the following table tells you how much extra stat points
 you'll have if you equip a bonus item giving the listed bonus for 98 levels.
 +1:   3.06
 +2:   6.13
 +3:   9.19
 +4:  12.25
 +5:  15.31
 +6:  18.38
 +7:  21.44
 +8:  24.50
 +9:  27.56
 +10: 30.63
 +11: 33.69
 +12: 36.75
 +13: 39.81
 +14: 42.88
 +15: 45.94
 +16: 49.00

Made By Terence



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   Other Words of Wisdom from Terence
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 Formula's pretty straightforward, in my opinion.

 I'll run through an example though.

 Let's see....

 Zidane's L40. Now, we're going to work out his Spirit.

 Zidane's SprBase (Spirit Base) is 23. This will *NOT* change throughout the
 entire game. The number's always 23 for Zidane.

 Zidane's SprBonus (Spirit Bonus) is... well, it's variable. It depends on how
 we've built him up until now. Let's say we've levelled him up up til now with
 no equipment though. Each level he would have gained 1 per levelup
 automatically (since this is Spirit), so over 39 levels, he would have 39
 SprBonus.

 So, his current Spirit must be:
 SprBase + [Level * 3 / 20] + [SprBonus / 32] = 23 + [40 * 3 / 20] + [39 / 32]
                         = 23 + [6.0] + [1.21875]
                         = 23 + 6 + 1
                         = 30

 Okay. So, we give Zidane some equipment now. We manage to choose equipment so
 that he gains 4 Spirit, so that his current Spirit is now 34.

 He now goes up a level. He's L41. So how does this change things?

 Well, SprBase stays the same, always. But SprBonus goes up by 1 for the level,
 and an extra *4* for the equipment. So 39 + 1 + 4 = 44, which is the new value
 of SprBonus.

 So *now* his Spirit must be:
 SprBase + [Level * 3 / 20] + [SprBonus / 32] = 23 + [41 * 3 / 20] + [44 / 32]
   = 23 + [6.15] + [1.375] = 23 + 6 + 1 = 30

 So, same as before. But the additional values went up a bit this time. Let's
 keep this +4 Spirit equipment on him for an extra 9 levels and get to L50.
 Over 9 levels, his SprBase would stay the same, but his SprBonus would go up by
 1 per level, plus 4 per level for the equipment. This adds up to a total bonus
 of 5*9 = 45, which we add to SprBonus, giving him a new SprBonus of 89 at Level
 50.

 So his Spirit with a SprBonus of 89 at Level 50 is:
 SprBase + [Level * 3 / 20] + [SprBonus / 32] = 23 + [50 * 3 / 20] + [89 / 32]
    = 23 + [7.5] + [2.78125] = 23 + 7 + 2 = 32
 Do you follow?


 *Another Topic*

 Keep in mind this is a learning experience for me too. Most of the stuff I've
 been posted up I'm just looking up or have looked up in the past few days. I
 don't have nearly as much info on FF9 as compared to the vaults of stuff I've
 dug and helped dug out of FF7.

 That said....

 Each character has a group of 5 memory locations (2 bytes each) that are
 updated every time you level up. Those are the 'Stat'Bonus variables: one for
 each of the four main stats, and one at the end for Magic Stones. *WHY* it has
 a Bonus variable, I have no clue.

 Anyway, searched out the equipment listing, and *boy* is it all over the place.
 Unlike FF7, FF9 (as some of you already know, I believe) likes to make *HUGE*
 uses of tables and offsets to save space. The stat bonus table is one such
 offset. I've tracked them down and played about with them, but I haven't found
 anything that alters MStBonus on level up yet.

 And yes, you *would* think there'd be a way to influence it. I just don't know
 of any way. Hence the 'currently unknown' disclaimer about it. I've seen plenty
 of dummied out stuff in FFs before, and it wouldn't *surprise* me if no
 equipment grants an increase in Magic Stone growth, but... eh. I'm only one
 person.

 Anyway, hope that helped.



 *Another Topic*

 Hmmm.

 I doublechecked the starting stats. I *did* find that all of Eiko's stats were
 1 higher than they should be, with the exceptions of Speed (I copied them down
 from the hexdump incorrectly, it would seem). But that doesn't explain such a
 huge discrepancy.

 However, in my save games, I can definitely verify a lack of Magic Stones...
 however, when I level them up normally, they seem to grow at the normal rate
 (5).

 So I decided to check my earlier saves.

 And wouldn't you have guessed it? It's all the 'instant level up's fault.
 Zidane, Vivi, Garnet and Steiner are all with you at the start of the game, so
 they're fine; they're at L1 and it's great. But when another party member
 joins and you're at a higher level... well, they level up to match you. And
 they *DON'T* get any bonus points for that.

 For the record, in my Burmecia save, both Quina and Freya are missing 7
 level-ups worth and Amarant is missing 1 level-ups worth (from Blank joining at
 L2). This also does not apply to only Magic Stones; they miss out on bonuses to
 the main four stats too, if they deserved any.

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    HPMod and MPMod Table By Terence
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  I'll answer the first question first, since it's easier at the moment. Prepare
  for a *LONG* post, and remember, you asked.

  Remember: HP is divided by 50, MP is divided by 100

        HP        MP
  1:    250       200
  2:    314       206
  3:    382       212
  4:    454       219
  5:    530       226
  6:    610       234
  7:    694       242
  8:    782       250
  9:    874       259
 10:    970       268
 11:   1062       277
 12:   1150       285
 13:   1234       293
 14:   1314       301
 15:   1390       308
 16:   1462       315
 17:   1530       321
 18:   1594       327
 19:   1662       333
 20:   1734       340
 21:   1810       347
 22:   1890       355
 23:   1974       363
 24:   2062       371
 25:   2154       380
 26:   2250       389
 27:   2350       399
 28:   2454       409
 29:   2562       419
 30:   2674       430
 31:   2790       441
 32:   2910       453
 33:   3034       465
 34:   3162       477
 35:   3282       489
 36:   3394       500
 37:   3498       510
 38:   3594       519
 39:   3682       527
 40:   3762       535
 41:   3834       542
 42:   3898       548
 43:   3958       554
 44:   4014       559
 45:   4066       564
 46:   4114       568
 47:   4158       572
 48:   4198       576
 49:   4234       579
 50:   4266       582
 51:   4294       584
 52:   4317       586
 53:   4334       587
 54:   4344       588
 55:   4353       589
 56:   4361       590
 57:   4368       591
 58:   4374       592
 59:   4379       593
 60:   4383       594
 61:   4386       595
 62:   4388       596
 63:   4389       597
 64:   4390       598
 65:   4391       599
 66:   4392       600
 67:   4393       601
 68:   4394       602
 69:   4395       603
 70:   4396       604
 71:   4397       605
 72:   4398       606
 73:   4399       607
 74:   4400       608
 75:   4401       609
 76:   4402       610
 77:   4403       611
 78:   4404       612
 79:   4405       613
 80:   4406       614
 81:   4407       615
 82:   4408       616
 83:   4409       617
 84:   4410       618
 85:   4411       619
 86:   4412       620
 87:   4413       621
 88:   4414       622
 89:   4415       623
 90:   4416       624
 91:   4417       625
 92:   4418       626
 93:   4419       627
 94:   4420       628
 95:   4421       629
 96:   4422       630
 97:   4423       631
 98:   4424       632
 99:   4524       642










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  Rebirth Flame's Highest Possible Stats for each Character
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  According to the information posted about stat bonuses these should be the
  highest of each stat possible for that character by leveling from
  1-99(Concentrating on that one stat). All they need now is proving.

  Found off of Rebirth Flame

  (The Author, KADFC, has done some modification in this area, but all facts
   are still true. I just added extra lettering for clarication. Nothing much)


  Highest possible of each stat for Zidane:
  Speed:     50
  Strenght:  83
  Magic:     77
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Steiner:
  Speed:     42
  Strength:  80
  Magic:     77
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Vivi:
  Speed:     37
  Strength:  74
  Magic:     86
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Dagger:
  Speed:     42
  Strength:  76
  Magic:     91
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Eiko:
  Speed:     40
  Strength:  76
  Magic:     90
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Freya:
  Speed:     44
  Strength:  76
  Magic:     81
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Quina:
  Speed:     35
  Strength:  80
  Magic:     82
  Spirit:    50

  Highest possible of each stat for Amarant:
  Speed:     46
  Strength:  84
  Magic:     66
  Spirit:    50


 ***Extra Credit Discovery***: Rebirth Flame has just discovered something new
  and interesting. Even though Blank's Level have direct connection to
  Amarant's level later on in the game. Marcus is in a different matter.
  Apparently Marcus' Level isn't connected to Eiko, but his stats will transfer
  to Eiko though. Meaning you can level up Marcus all you want in a Level One
  Game and still be fine, plus it's even better for Eiko later on in the game.
  Soft Reset has leveled up Marcus to Level 99 before he left the party on
   disc 2.








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  *New Stuff* By SoftReset (Copy and Paste Version)
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SoftReset has requested me to move this section from my FAQ. For further
understanding, refer to SoftReset's Marcus/Eiko Glitch FAQ









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      Author Translation and Understandings (From KADFC)
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 I believe this is what both of them means.
 Special Type of Weapons Give You Stat Bonuses
 Go to your Stat or Equip Menu and look at all your characters.
 The Number for Stats Like

 -Speed
 -Strength
 -Magic
 -Spirit

 -Attack
 -Defense
 -Evade
 -Magic Defense
 -Magic Evade

 The Equipment that changes the first four Stats-Strength, Speed, Spirit, and
 Magic. Are the ones only qualified enough to give Stat-Bonuses. Meaning if
 you have the equipments that give Stat-Bonuses on that character, after they
 have leveled up to a certain level, their stats will increase. So after levels
 that end with either 0,1,4, or 7, something out of these 4 will increase.
 Read the Theories again, to get better understanding. This is the case in
 which they can be stronger than any other people's game. The more
 Stat-Bonuses, the Stronger they become.

 Although Speed, Strength, Magic, and Spirit are definetly effected by this,
 others thing are also effected as well. But I can only name a few

 Speed= How fast the ATB will fill up, Evasion of phyical attacks, and how often
        Auto-Regen will occur from time to time.

 Strength= Effects how hard you attack, the number of HP on the character, and
        the ammount that Auto-Regen will give to you.

 Magic= Magic Attack and the number of MP on the character

 Spirit= Magic Defense and Magic Evade, and how often you'll get out of bad
         stats, or Just Plain Luck in the Batlle Field.

 Speed and Spirit has the max of 50.

 Strength and Magic has the max of 99, even though none of them can go to the
        max, without a gameshark.

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   Character's Section Format Explanation
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 This part will start talking about each Character's Format. How I have placed
  them in order of what I tend to display.

 None Rule- When I say in a group of Equipments the word 'None.' It really
            means that you can replace this section with any other weapons that
            you might want. I'm telling you that no matter what weapon that you
            place in here, it won't effect the main purpose of increasing a
            specified stats.

 Terms or rather acronyms:

       Spd = Speed
       Str = Strength
       Mag = Magic
       Spr = Spirit

 Stat Increasing Equipments-
 These are the weapons that give Stat-Bonuses. If you dont give any
 Stat-Bonuses, I will not include them here because they have no use of
 acheiveing of the goal of this guide. So only a certain few will be mentioned
 in the list. I also will say what they add of the Stat-Bonus.

 Elimination to the Best )-
 On this list, these are the best equipment the game has to offer. Meaning most
 the time they must be acquired or close to the end of the game, same are
 exceptional. There is a way that I will eliminate for the best, these are the
 rules.

 A and B are equipments in the same Catergory, meaning they both belong to
   Weapons, Head Gear, Arm Gear, Clothing/Armor, or Addons.

 Ex: If A gives 3 Strength and B gives 2 Strength, then B is eliminated due to
     the difference of that one Strength.

 Ex: If A gives 2 Spd and B gives 2 Spd, 1 Str, and 1 Mag, then A will be
     eliminated due to thelack of giving other Stat-Bonuses. Yet B have the
     same stats plus more than required.

 Ex: If A gives 3 Magic and B gives 2 Magic, 1 Spr, 1 Spd, and 1 Str, then in
     this case, both are not eliminated because A gives an extra Mag and B
     doesn't, even though B gives one of other stats, B cant give the extra Mag.
     So in conclusion both are still avaliable on the list.

 Best Solo Stats Increase- This part will offer the best combination of raising
   one stats to the max as possible, since levels go up to only 99, many stats
   can't go to the max of 99. So I suggest of you doing this for testing only,
   don't try this as for a Perfect Game Save.

 Equal Double Stats Increase- This part will offer the best combinatino of
   raising two stats equally are possible to the max. Even though some character
   don't have a very high chose of getting the weapons to make both equal, this
   is the very best that I can do.

 *Author's Choices* These are combination that have personally picked for
  whoever that want to do a perfect game. The Stat-Bonuses are not aimmed
  directly at one stats, but all four, being equally as possible. You might have
  your own choices, but these are best of my knowledge
  and definetly my suggestions.

 *(IMPORTANT NOTE)* All of the Author's Choices are to be used to some extent.
                    Sometimes after leveling up, check to see if any of the
                    stats that the equipment said it was suppose to raise, but
                    didn't at all. If this occurs, give that character some
                    other equipment that raises another ability. That way, the
                    character wouldn't miss out on doing nothing. IF, you take
                    it off, and it lowers your stats in a way, then keep on,
                    it's not done maxing that part yet, it just needs a few
                    more levels or so.











  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           Male Characters
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           Zidane's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  Stat Increasing Equipments-

   Weapons
  ----------
  Masasume                                   Mag+2
  Orichalcon                                 Spd+1

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Steepled Hat                               Str+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin                             Mag+1
  Flash Hat                                  Spd+1
  Thief Hat                                  Spd+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
    + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Theif Gloves                               Spd+1
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest + Brave Suit                   Spr+1
  Chain Plate + Brigandine                   Str+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Demon's Vest                               Mag+1
  Ninja Gear                                 Spd+1
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  Masasume                                   Mag+2
  Orichalcon                                 Spd+1

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Thief Hat                                  Spd+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Theif Gloves                               Spd+1
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Demon's Vest                               Mag+1
  Ninja Gear                                 Spd+1
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1


  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   Orichalcon, Thief Hat, Thief Gloves, Ninja Gear, Running Shoes
 Str   Orichalcon, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Spr   Masasume, Mantra Band, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Rebirth Ring
 Mag   Masasume, Mantra Band, None, Demon's Vest, Ribbon


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   Orichalcon, Green Beret, Thief Gloves/Power Vest or Power 
            Wrist/Ninja Gear, Dark Matter or Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   Orichalcon, Bandana, Thief Gloves, Dark Gear,
           Rebirth Ring/Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   Masasume, Theif Hat, Theif Golve, Ninja Gear, Ribbon
 Str+Spr   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Black Belt
 Str+Mag   Masasume, Mantra Band, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   Masasume, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Ribbon


Authors's Best Choices
           Masasume, Theif Hat, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Dark Matter or Ribbon










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
            Vivi's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Steepled Hat                               Str+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin + Mage's Hat                Mag+1
  Flash Hat                                  Spd+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
                + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Dragon's Wrist                             Spr+1
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest                                Spr+1
  Cotton Robe + Silk Robe                    Str+1, Mag+1
  Magician Cloak + Demon's Vest              Mag+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Magican's Robe + Black Robe                Mag+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Light Robe                                 Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1


Elimination to the Best

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Magican's Robe + Black Robe                Mag+2
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1

  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Bandana/Green Beret, None, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Mag   None, Holy Miter, Magic Armlet, Magician's Robe, Ribbon
 Spr   None, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Rebirth Ring


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   None, Bandana, N-Kai Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   None, Bandana/Green Beret, Magic Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str+Spr   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Black Belt
 Str+Mag   None, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   None, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Ribbon

 Authors's Best Choices
           None, Holy Miter,  Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Ribbon










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           Steiner's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  Defender                                   Spr+3

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Iron Helm                                  Spr+1
  Barbut                                     Spr+2
  Gold Helm                                  Mag+1
  Cross Helm                                 Str+1
  Genji Helm                                 Mag+2
  Kaiser Helm                                Str+1, Mag+1
  Grand Helm                                 Spd+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  Bronze Glove + Mythril Glove               Spr+1
  Genji Gloves                               Mag+2
  Gauntlets                                  Spd+1
  Venetia Shield                             Str+1, Mag+1

   Clothes
  ---------
  Linen Cuirass + Gold Armor                 Mag+1
  Plate Mail                                 Spr+1
  Diamond Armor                              Str+1, Mag+1
  Carbanini Mail                             Spd+1, Spr+1
  Genji Armor                                Mag+2
  Maximillion                                Spr+3
  Grand Armor                                Str+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  Defender                                   Spr+3

   Head-Wear
  -----------
  Barbut                                     Spr+2
  Genji Helm                                 Mag+2
  Kaiser Helm                                Str+1, Mag+1
  Grand Helm                                 Spd+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  Bronze Glove + Mythril Glove               Spr+1
  Genji Gloves                               Mag+2
  Gauntlets                                  Spd+1
  Venetia Shield                             Str+1, Mag+1

   Clothes
  ---------
  Diamond Armor                              Str+1, Mag+1
  Carbanini Mail                             Spd+1, Spr+1
  Genji Armor                                Mag+2
  Maximillion                                Spr+3

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1

  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Grand Helm, Gauntlets, Carbanini Mail, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Kaiser Kelm, Venetia Shield, Diamond Armor, Dark Matter/Powerbelt
 Mag   None, Genji Helm,  Genji Gloves, Genji Armor, Ribbon
 Spr   Defender, Barbut, Bronze Gloves/Mythril Gloves, Maximillion, Rebirth Ring


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Grand Helm, Gauntlets, Carbanini Mail, Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Spd+Mag   None, Genji Helm, Genij Gloves, Cabanini Mail, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   Defender, Grand Helm, Gauntlets, Maximillion, Running Shoes
 Str+Mag   None, Kaiser Helm, Venetia Shield, Diamond Armor, Dark Matter
 Str+Spr   Defender, Kaiser Helm, Venetia Shield, Maximillion,
            Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Mag+Spr   Defender, Genji Helm, Genji Gloves, Maximillion, Ribbon


Authors's Best Choices
           Defender, Kaiser Helm, Venetia Shield, Carbanini Mail, Dark Matter










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           Aramant's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin                             Mag+1
  Flash Hat                                  Spd+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
    + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest + Brave Suit                   Spr+1
  Chain Plate + Brigandine                   Str+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Demon's Vest                               Mag+1
  Ninja Gear                                 Spd+1
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Demon's Vest                               Mag+1
  Ninja Gear                                 Spd+1
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1


  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Banadana/Green Baret, None, Ninja Gear, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter or Power Belt
 Spr   None, Mantra Band/Green Baret, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Rebirth Ring
 Mag   None, Mantra Band, None, Demon's Vest, Ribbon


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   None, Bandana, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   None, Bandana/Green Berete, None, Ninja Gear, Ribbon
 Str+Spr   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Black Belt
 Str+Mag   None, Mantra Band, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   None, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Ribbon

Authors's Best Choices
           None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Dark Matter or Ribbon













  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          Female Characters
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
            Dagger's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  Stardust Rod                               Spr+2
  Magic Racket                               Mag+2

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Steepled Hat                               Str+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin + Mage's Hat                Mag+1
  Flash Hat                                  Spd+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
    + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest                                Spr+1
  Cotton Robe + Silk Robe                    Str+1, Mag+1
  Magician Cloak + Demon's Vest              Mag+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Magican's Robe + White Robe                Mag+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Minerva Plate                              Str+1, Mag+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Light Robe                                 Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Ancient Aroma                              Str+2
  Anklet                                     Mag+3, Spr+1
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Maiden Prayer                              Mag+1
  Angel Earrings                             Str+2
  Extention                                  Str+1, Mag+2, Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  Stardust Rod                               Spr+2
  Magic Racket                               Mag+2

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Minerva Plate                              Str+1, Mag+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1


  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Bandana/Green Beret, None, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Barette/Dark Matter
 Spr   Stardust Rod, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Pearl Rouge
 Mag   Magic Racket, Holy Miter, Magic Armlet, Minerva Plate, Ribbon


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   Stardust Rod, Bandana, N-Kai Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   Magic Racket, Bandana/Green Beret, Magic Armlet, Robe of Lords,
            Running Shoes
 Str+Spr   Stardust Rod, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Black Belt
 Str+Mag   Magic Rachet,  Green Beret/Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Minerva's Plate,
            Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   Stardust+Magic Armlet or Magic Rachet+N-Kai Armlet, Holy Miter, Power
            Wrist, Pearl Rouge


Authors's Best Choices
           Magic Rachet, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Pearl Rouge/Cachacua/Barbette
            /Dark Matter/Glass Buckle/Black Belt or Ribbon.

*NOTE*:There are many selections, but due to personal preference, I will let the
       Player decided witch one they wound want to be higher.










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           Freya's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Iron Helm                                  Spr+1
  Barbut                                     Spr+2
  Gold Helm                                  Mag+1
  Cross Helm                                 Str+1
  Genji Helm                                 Mag+2
  Kaiser Helm                                Str+1, Mag+1
  Grand Helm                                 Spd+1
  Lamia's Tiara                              Mag+1, Spr+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  Bronze Glove + Mythril Glove               Spr+1
  Genji Gloves                               Mag+2
  Gauntlets                                  Spd+1
  Venetia Shield                             Str+1, Mag+1
  Dragon Wrist                               Spr+1

   Clothes
  ---------
  Linen Cuirass + Gold Armor                 Mag+1
  Plate Mail                                 Spr+1
  Diamond Armor                              Str+1, Mag+1
  Carbanini Mail                             Spd+1, Spr+1
  Genji Armor                                Mag+2
  Grand Armor                                Str+1
  Dragon Mail                                Str+1, Mag+1
  Minerva's Plate                            Str+1, Mag+2

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Ancient Aroma                              Str+2
  Anklet                                     Mag+3, Spr+1
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Maiden Prayer                              Mag+1
  Angel Earrings                             Str+2
  Extention                                  Str+1, Mag+2, Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Barbut                                     Spr+2
  Genji Helm                                 Mag+2
  Kaiser Helm                                Str+1, Mag+1
  Grand Helm                                 Spd+1
  Lamia's Tiara                              Mag+1, Spr+1

   Armlets
  ---------
  Bronze Glove + Mythril Glove               Spr+1
  Genji Gloves                               Mag+2
  Gauntlets                                  Spd+1
  Venetia Shield                             Str+1, Mag+1

   Clothes
  ---------
  Carbanini Mail                             Spd+1, Spr+1
  Minerva's Plate                            Str+1, Mag+2

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1


  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Grand Helm, Gauntlets, Carbanini Mail, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Kaiser Kelm, Venetia Shield, Diamond Armor, Dark Matter/Powerbelt
 Mag   None, Genji Helm,  Genji Gloves, Minerva's Plate, Ribbon
 Spr   None, Barbut, Bronze Gloves/Mythril Gloves, Minerva's Plate, Pearl Rouge


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Grand Helm, Gauntlets, Carbanini Mail, Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Spd+Mag   None, Genji Helm, Genij Gloves, Cabanini Mail, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   None, Barbut, Gauntlets, Cabanini Mail, Running Shoes
 Str+Mag   None, Kaiser Helm, Venetia Shield, Minerva's Plate, Dark Matter
 Str+Spr   None, Barbut, Venetia Shield, Minerva's Plate, Black Belt
 Mag+Spr   None, Barbut, Genji Gloves, Minerva's Plate, Pearl Rouge

*SPECIAL NOTE*: Because Freya has a little bit of everything in her equipment,
                I will let player select which stats s/he wants to power up on.
                So, I won't make a 'Authors's Best Choices' for Freya.










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
            Eiko's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  Magic Racket                               Mag+2

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Steepled Hat                               Str+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band                                Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin + Mage's Hat                Mag+1
  Flash Hat                                  Spd+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
    + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest                                Spr+1
  Cotton Robe + Silk Robe                    Str+1, Mag+1
  Magician Cloak + Demon's Vest              Mag+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Magican's Robe + White Robe                Mag+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Minerva Plate                              Str+1, Mag+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Light Robe                                 Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Ancient Aroma                              Str+2
  Anklet                                     Mag+3, Spr+1
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Maiden Prayer                              Mag+1
  Angel Earrings                             Str+2
  Extention                                  Str+1, Mag+2, Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  Magic Racket                               Mag+2

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Minerva Plate                              Str+1, Mag+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pearl Rouge                                Mag+2, Spr+4
  Cachusha                                   Spd+1, Mag+2, Spr+1
  Barette                                    Str+3, Mag+1, Spr+1

  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Bandana/Green Beret, None, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Barette/Dark Matter
 Spr   None, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Pearl Rouge
 Mag   Magic Racket, Holy Miter, Magic Armlet, Minerva Plate, Ribbon


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   None, Bandana, N-Kai Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   Magic Racket, Bandana/Green Beret, Magic Armlet, Robe of Lords,
            Running Shoes
 Str+Spr   None, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Barette
 Str+Mag   Magic Rachet,  Green Beret/Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Minerva's Plate,
            Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   Stardust+Magic Armlet or Magic Rachet+N-Kai Armlet, Holy Miter, Power
            Wrist, Pearl Rouge


Authors's Best Choices
           Magic Rachet, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Pearl Rouge/Cachacua/Barbette
            /Dark Matter/Glass Buckle/Black Belt or Ribbon.

*NOTE*:There are many selections, but due to personal preference, I will let
       the Player decided which one they wound want to be higher.












  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
         Unknown Sex Characters
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
            Quina's Formula
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 Stat Increasing Equipments

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Feather Hat                                Spr+1
  Steepled Hat                               Str+1
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Ritual Hat + Twisted Headband              Str+1
  Mantra Band + Lamiara's Tiara              Mag+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Golden Hairpin + Mage's Hat                Mag+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  Leather Wrist + Mythril Armlet             Spr+1
                + Dragon Wrist
  Bone Wrist + Bracer                        Str+1
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Dragon's Wrist                             Spr+1
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Bronze Vest                                Spr+1
  Cotton Robe + Silk Robe                    Str+1, Mag+1
  Magician Cloak + Demon's Vest              Mag+1
  Survival Vest                              Spr+2
  Magican's Robe + Black Robe                Mag+2
  Judo Uniform                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Light Robe                                 Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1
  Glutton's Robe                             Str+1, Mag+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Desert Boots                               Mag+1, Spr+1
  Germina's Boots                            Str+1
  Coral Ring                                 Spr+2
  Promist Ring                               Str+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Magican Shoes                              Mag+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Reflect Ring                               Str+1, Spr+1
  Pumice Piece                               Str+2, Mag+2
  Power Belt                                 Str+3
  Madain's Ring                              Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1
  Rosetta Ring                               Mag+1
  Protect Ring                               Spr+1


  Elimination to the Best*

   Weapons
  ----------
  None

   Head-Wears
  ------------
  Bandana                                    Spd+1, Spr+1
  Green Beret                                Spd+1, Str+1
  Holy Miter                                 Mag+1, Spr+2

   Armlets
  ---------
  N-Kai Armlet                               Spr+2
  Magic Armlet                               Mag+2
  Power Wrist                                Str+2

   Clothes
  ---------
  Magican's Robe + Black Robe                Mag+2
  Power Vest                                 Str+2
  Dark Gear                                  Spr+3
  Robe of Lords                              Spd+1, Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+1

   Addons
  --------
  Dark Matter                                Str+3, Mag+2
  Glass Buckle                               Str+1, Mag+1, Spr+2
  Running Shoes                              Spd+2
  Black Belt                                 Str+2, Spr+2
  Rebirth Ring                               Spr+4
  Ribbon                                     Str+1, Mag+3, Spr+1
  Pumice                                     Spd+1, Mag+1


  Best Solo Stat Increase

 Spd   None, Bandana/Green Beret, None, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter/Power Belt
 Mag   None, Holy Miter, Magic Armlet, Magician's Robe, Ribbon
 Spr   None, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Rebirth Ring


  Equal Double Stats Increase

 Spd+Str   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Spr   None, Bandana, N-Kai Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Spd+Mag   None, Bandana/Green Beret, Magic Armlet, Robe of Lords, Running Shoes
 Str+Spr   None, Green Beret, Power Wrist, Dark Gear, Black Belt
 Str+Mag   None, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Power Vest, Dark Matter
 Spr+Mag   None, Holy Miter, N-Kai Armlet, Dark Gear, Ribbon

Authors's Best Choices
           None, Holy Miter, Power Wrist, Robe of Lords, Ribbon










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
              Conclusion
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  All these types of combination are based on numbers and making the best
  that I see fit. You can actually make your own combination with base on what
  you want a character to have, I have no right to force you to use these
  combination, but from my research and compermising with numbers and balancing
  them to seek the best, these are truly the best of this game. I could add
  another section of 'Equal Triple Stats Increase' part to all 8 characters, yet
  I'll leave that for another time, when I can find some time.

  This is only a beginning version of this guide. This will be erased when I see
  that it can be the best that it can, but for right now it isnt. To even go
  farther than I can go, I will probably team up with other Friends on Gamefaqs
  to complete this mysterious task. Hopefully this will be done sooner than
  expected.

  Even though this has been updated 6 times, I'm still not fully satified with
  it. UP To DATE: 10/15/2004










  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
               Credits
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  This Guide was made Possible by:

   KADFC  (The Author, of Course)

   Dark Star  (His Formula that I first seen, even though others said that there
               were many errors that made his formulas false)

   Terence   (The Next Expert that shown me another Formula and gave me the most
             word of wisdom, and apparently he should be doing this Guide, but
             truly I don't know why he isn't doing it. Also the HPMod/MpMod
             Table as well)

   Rebirth Flame 2002   For finding out that Marcus' Stats Transfer to Eiko's
                        and all of formulas that he has given to me, even though
                        most of those formulas won't be included in this FAQ,
                        becuz it has nothing to do with Max Stats.

   Ultima13    For giving SoftReset the Gameshark Codes for me to post it in my
               FAQ. Even though it might be illegal for me to do so, Meh. It
               someone complains, I could take that out, but until that time
               comes, I'm ain't removing shit from this FAQ. THX to him as well
               for reminding me about the Thief Hat.

   SoftReset   For giving me a quick summary about my FAQ.
               http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/final_fantasy_ix_marcus_
                eiko_glitch.txt