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Edgar Roni Figaro: Hail To The King, Baby

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Edgar Roni Figaro
Hail to the King, Baby

BASE STATS

Vigor: 36 / Magic: 30 Speed: 30 / Stamina: 24

HP: 72 / MP: 0   BatPwr: 48 / Def: 42 / M.Def: 24 / Blk%: 6 / M.Blk%: 6


EQUIPMENT

Weapons: Spears, Swords
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Shield: 
Heavy Shields, Light Shields, Elemental Guards
Head: Helmets, Hats
Body: Heavy Armor, Medium Armor, Vests

 

SKILLS  (Tools)

AutoCrossbow - physical attack vs. enemy group (Vigor); ignores row, can miss
NoiseBlaster - sets Muddle on a group of foes
Bio Blaster - poison damage (Magic) to a group of foes; sets Poison
Drill - physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense, sets Sap
Flash - non-elemental damage (Magic) to a group of foes; sets Blind
Defibrillator - revives a fallen ally; Magic determines amount of HP restored
Mana Battery - restores MP to an ally (Magic)
Chainsaw - physical attack (Vigor); ignores defense, may instantly kill
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Jump  (replaces Fight) -  Fight (Vigor) + 100% damage (spears) or 50% (other weapons); ignores row


ESPERS

Siren - Magic+1/Speed+1  --------  12 MP: sets Bserk on all foes
Unicorn - HP+30/Stamina+1  ---  36 MP: restores HP to party (Stamina) and lifts most bad statuses
Golem - HP+20/Vigor+1  --------  56 MP: blocks physical hits for party (durability = caster's max HP)
Palidor - Vigor+1/Speed+1  ---  24 MP: party attacks with Jump (Vigor)


SPELLS

Mute
Bserk

Slow
SlowX
Safe
Haste

Float
Scan

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Cure 2
Magic
Remedy Stamina

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King Edgar Roni Figaro

The King, The Chainsaw, The Engineer, One of the Figaro Bros., The Ones Who Uses Main Character Weapons Without Being a Main Character. He and Sabin can break the rules like that.

Strengths

  • Incredible Versatility
  • Strong throughout the whole game
  • Very Tanky; Golem levels, Great Armor Selection, HP+ Spears
  • Superb AoE & status control; Lots of status debuffs
  • Solid physical damage; defense-ignoring, elemental control, high multiplier, even an AoE physical
  • Secondary Healer, has Defibrillator Tool
  • Solid party support abilities; Has unique MP recovery Tool
  • Has two speed espers
  • Unique damage booster, boosting physicals & magics

Weaknesses

  • Low stamina, slow growth
  • Magical damage limited to AoE
  • WoB Spear Selection is weak
  • Slow in WoB because of armor, Speed builds slowly

Edgar has few weaknesses, with his only major weakness being his low stamina. He's a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-several, and nearly a master of the rest. Easily a contender for best character in Brave New World, even if he's not as simple to use as his brother. (Still simpler than Gau & Gogo).

Builds

Dragoon

Vigor Edgar, taking an even mix of Golem & Palidor levels. Golem in the WoB, solidifying his HP, and Palidor in the WoR, correcting his slow speed. Don't let the class name fool you: Edgar will easily spend half or more of his time running support or using the Chainsaw. Save Jump for boss fights, unless you don't have Chainsaw yet or unless you just hate a particular random.

This build can easily fit into any party and perform exceptionally well. Just don't forget to give him the Nirvana Band to boost his healing (Cure 2 & Defibrillator) alongside his damage.

Engineer

Siren (magic & speed) levels, with some Unicorn (HP) levels for bulk. Pure support Edgar, possibly a primary healer. He's mostly about abusing his free & powerful revive, though the Mana Battery, boosted Cure 2, and other support skills certainly play a solid role too. Lacks offensive options outside of AoE magical damage, though for how great a support character Edgar is, such damage is still pretty good.

Red Mage

A mix of both vigor & magic levels. Can grab either Golem for some bulk, or Palidor to focus this build around speed ELs. Golem version is honestly more of a variant on the Dragoon build. Unlike other characters, the two stats at play here (vigor & magic) actually play different roles for Edgar, so the hybridization actually works. The hybridization also works because Edgar's so powerful, so moreso than other characters, he can get away with a lack of focus.

Phalanx

Unicorn (stamina) Edgar, possibly with some speed levels (Palidor or Siren). Main shtick is better chances to defend the party with the "Cover allies" property of spears & ultra bulky Golem summons. Equip all Genji & Nirvana for better Cover chances, absurd physical defense, & for boosting your damage. Equip Palidor for randoms; for boss fights, equip Golem and just apply Haste manually.

Downside is that this is Edgar's slowest & least damaging/healing build, while still not having the greatest Cover chances amongst the whole cast. Two-handing a spear with Black Belt (counterattacks) can help with damage & speed, though you won't be quite as invincible. Then again, how much defense does Edgar really need?

Misc.

  • NoiseBlaster + BioBlaster/Flash is a stupidly good combo, especially in the early game. Please abuse it.
  • Equip the Nirvana Band, regardless of build. The only other character who has any reason to equip it is Kirin Cyan, and he lacks the raw diversity the Edgar gains from the band. Optimally, keep Kirin Cyan on a different team from Edgar.
  • Elemental Blade Jumping is solid all game long, even into the final dungeon. Jump with these in the WoB, and never sell them.
  • Gungnir is less powerful than Longinus, but it's HP boost is HUGE - big enough that Edgar can scorn the lack of a shield.
  • Certain X-Mages can burn MP too fast for even the Mana Battery to keep up if you get careless. So don't get careless.
  • Golem is stupidly powerful, especially paired with Image, and you should abuse this powerful summon.
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