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FFT: WOTL - Valeria 1.5 "Ivalice Reborn" (With Valeria Job System completed)

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FFT: WOTL - Valeria 1.5 "Ivalice Reborn"

It's been a while since last release of Final Fantasy Tactics Valeria Mod. I realized there was tons of bugs and inbalance to be resolved so I spent a long time fixing bugs and made massive adjustments through months of testing.

After coming back to Final Fantasy Tactics again, I tested playing the game from ground up time and time again to make sure every story fights will proceed without inconsistencies.

I thought I'd mod this game for the sake of no grind run at first. But I ended up doing a complete vanilla re-balance patch with adjustments based on Tactics Ogre and Tactics series released thereafter.

The goal of this mod is to breath new life to Vanilla gameplay with new mechanics and gameplay design. This Valeria mod will make the game more enjoyable without imposing difficulty.

I recommend to enjoy Valeria mod without excessive grinding. You can reliably beat boss battles with lower level though it maybe more challenging without cheesy tactics due to removal of some broken abilities.

>=== Reworked mechanics ===<

In this Valeria mod, I adjusted some battle machanics based on experience with Tactics Ogre and re-balance some items and equipment to be more useful and interesting.

If you're familiar with Tactics Ogre gameplay, you'll find this battle mechanics working in similar manner with some new fresh ideas while staying faithful to vanilla design.

[Re-balance healing mechanics]

Cure's healing formula should be 10/20/30/40 but they increased healing factor on Cure to 14 due to unreliability of faith based healing. However, it's far from optimal and need high MA and faith to make it effective.

Since all other HP restoration abilities are percentage based, I decided to change healing formula into faith-based percentage based at 30/40/60/100% with chance to add Regen status bonus.

Aside from percentage healing and regen status added, Cure spell will heal a single target and Curaja will heal with wider effect range similar to black magic's spells too.

In other words, you'll get more reliable Cure spells without MA in consideration with shorten charge time from 4/5/7/10 to 2/3/5/7 to make it more usable comparing to other healing methods.

Potions will also be adjusted for more balanced gameplay in consideration. Potion will cost a bit more at 80, Hi-Potion will heal 60 HP, and X-Potion will restore 120 HP with price decreased down to 500.

Other healing abilities are also nerfed a bit such as Chakra and Murasame but Summon will receive 20% boost on healing.

[Introduce proper status infliction mechanics]

In original gameplay of Final Fantasy Tactics, you'll hardly see enemies using status infliction because they need JP to learn and they barely use good ones. Most of the time attacking does better job since chance to inflict status is on smaller side.

We saw how some mods tried to make status infliction becoming more active and it was painful to play. Status infliction changed from contributing factor into core winning factor and many modders avoided such approach to make the game more enjoyable.

In Valeria, status infliction will be used more often. Some basic abilities has status infliction and they're useful without breaking game balance or most of them aren't at annoying level.

We have Mystic and Orator as magical status infliction but we don't have any job doing physical status infliction at all. In Valeria mod, some physical jobs will also have abilities about status infliction with one that won't annoy player too much.

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Archer
Venom Strike (Attack with Poison status infliction)
Oily Strike (Attack with inflict Oil status infliction)
Leg Shot (Inflict Immobilize)
Arm Shot (Inflict Disable)
Burial (Crystalize Undead)

Onion Knight
Charm (Charm target)
Celestial Stasis (Random stats between Stop/Immobilize/Disable)
Self-Destruct (Inflict Oil after death)
Ink (Inflict Blind)
Bewitching Gaze (Inflict Silence)
Doom (Inflict Doom)
Guardian Nymph (Protect buff)
Shell Nymph (Shell buff)

 


I also considered Blind and Silence status for Archer too but they are permanent status with weapon range which will make the game too painful to play without status recovery setup. We all know that pain from difficulty mod.

Aside from adding status infliction on physical jobs, I also added status infliction on some magical abilities as below.

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-Cure spells will also cast Regen status
-Holy has chance to inflict Silence status
-Firaja has chance to inflict Confuse status
-Thundaja has chance to inflict Immobilize status
-Blizzaja has chance to inflict Stop status
-Flare has chance to inflict Blind status
-Meteor/Odin has chance to inflict Dead status
-Gravija has chance to inflict Stone status
-Flareja has chance to inflict Berserk status
-Unholy Darkness has chance to inflict Doom status

Some abilities are least desirable to use due to low success rate and require zodiac compatibility and faith to make so I also raised success rate of these abilities a bit more.

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White Mage
Raise (180 -> 200)
Arise (160 -> 180)
Reraise (140 -> 160)
Protectja/Shellja (120 -> 240)

Black Mage
Poison (160 -> 200) and inflict 20% damage on hit
Toad ability (120 -> 140)
Death ability (100 -> 120)

Mystic
Corruption ability (100 -> 120)
Fervor ability (120 -> 140)
Induration ability (120 -> 130)

Time Mage
Graviga ability (120 -> 140)

Summoner
Carbuncle ability (150 -> 160)
Sylph ability (150 -> 170)

 

With success rate increased, I hope you'll consider giving those abilities more chance to try in your gameplay.

[Re-balance speed multiplier]

Default mage jobs are way too fast, as fast as Squire and Knight and White mage is even faster. Black mage sometimes kills enemies before they even act. By reducing speed multiplier to 90-95, they will act after other jobs making game more balanced.

Only White Mage, Orator and Bard will have the same speed as malee jobs. I won't decrease stats on some enemy's jobs so it won't decrease difficulty in gameplay.

I also decreased Speed Growth on Thief and Ninja so it won't have broken speed in late game fights. Thief and Ninja will have swapped speed multiplifer for re-balance purposes. They're still faster units but not way too fast.

[Re-balance PA/MA Growth for generic jobs]

Most physical jobs has high PA Growth from 40-48 for basic jobs but generic jobs don't have MA Growth except Mime. So I increased MA Growth for Magic oriented jobs based on half of PA Growth decreased from base 50.

Since maximum MA bonus stats are decreased and some spells are nerfed, higher MA Growth should compensate well. I also increased PA Growth on Black Mage/Time Mage/Summoner by 5 for re-balance purposes.

For physical jobs with PA growth, they'll have MA Growth decreased by half of PA Growth gained from base 50 except some hybrid jobs that won't suffer MA/PA Growth penalty.

[Remove Brave/Faith manipulation]

Some abilities can be too powerful or useless with brave/faith manipulation. So I changed most brave/faith manipulation abilities to PA/MA manipulation instead.

Mystic and Orator's abilities are adjusted to PA/MA manipulation for different uses. This also applies to enemies' abilities. Beowulf's Chicken will temporary inflict Chicken status without lowering Brave so it will work until enemy's turn.

I also removed Brave manipulation from Ramza and Reis' abilities too leaving only stats boosting. Bravery Boost and Faith Boost reaction abilities are also removed from Bard/Dancer.

[Remove abilities that break the game balance]

Despite having Brave/Faith manipulation removed from the game, some abilities are still too powerful to use. Here's the list removed abilities for re-balance purposes.

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Action
Preach - Orator
Horizontal/Vertical Jump 6-8 - Dragoon

Reaction
First Strike - Monk
Mana Shield - Time Mage
Shirahadori - Samurai
Soulbind - Arcanist
Faith Boost - Bard
Bravery Boost - Dancer

Support
Arcane Strength - Black Mage
Attack Boost - Geomancer
Vehemence - Dark Knight (Innate only)

Movement
Move +2 - Thief
Jump +2 - Thief
Ignore Elevation - Dragoon
Teleport - Time Mage
Move +3 - Bard/Dark Knight
Jump +3 - Dancer/Dark Knight
Fly - Bard/Dancer

 

Most of them are reaction and movement abilities that I can't adjust to make it more balanced. Offensive support abilities are also removed so the game won't tilt toward offensive side too much with decreased over all HP.

It's a hard decision to remove so many abilities I often use but it also made me realized how much more viable other abilities can shine after removing obvious ones out.

[Unlock useful jobs for special characters]

Most special characters join with basic jobs unlocked making them subpar most generic you own before they join. So I changed unlocked jobs to be more appropriate to story progression better.

Mustadio: Geomancer(3) - So he can advance to dual wielding gun sooner
Agrias: Dragoon(3) - Making Iaido Agrias easier to grind and can get Dragonheart too
Luso: Summoner(6) - Making use of Summon will help a lot like Golem
Rapha: Black Mage(8) - Help Marach become a Dark Knight easier
Marach: Knight(8) - Become a Dark Knight faster
Beowulf: Mystic(8) - Mystic Arts is already good but can have higher level
Balthier: Monk(8) - Martial Arts is already good but can have higher level
Reis: Samurai(1) - For Equip Katana and Iaido becoming more viable without grinding
Orlandeau: Arcanist(1) - He holds Zodiac stone so let's give him some Lucavi spells bonus
Cloud: Time Mage(8) - Swiftness will help his meme-tier limit becoming more viable
Meliadoul: Ninja(1) - Dual Wield/Reflexes and higher speed growth job is welcomed to have

I've been thinking about changing this for a long before starting version 1.4 development but I wasn't sure that it will match will with story progression and character development. Now I'm certain this will work out for the best after trying generic run.

[Re-balance stats of weapon equipment]

After playing for a while with re-balance mod, I made numerous adjustments to weapons so it'll scale better with gameplay. Some items are better and some are nerfed a bit for re-balance purposes.

Knife equipment will be more useful with extra 10% evasion added and it can work better with Parry skill. I also added 5% to Staff/Rod/Crossbow/Ninja Blade too. This will make Parry much more useful to have.

Crossbow and Bow will have weapon power scaling over time better according to chapter progression to compensate Aim making Archer becoming more powerful. Bow's range is increased from 5 to 6 too.

Axe has randomized damage with unreliable attack power so I added chance to inflict slow status on all axe equipment to improve its usefulness. Using Weapon Strike won't trigger slow status so it's a good trade off.

Gun doesn't seem to scale pretty well in WOTL release with Balthier's gun doing 144 damage and Stoneshooter doing 256 damage. So I adjusted gun to be more balanced with Dual Wield in consideration.

Polearm has standard weapon power similar to sword but it has 2 range with 1.5x damage boost on Jump attack so I decreased weapon power down by 1 except Obelisk and Holy Lance.

Flail provides terrible damage so I changed Flail damage formula to WP^2 so it can provide better damage.

Ninja blade is meant to be next tier of knife upgrade for Ninja. Due to the nature of dual wield, its output is too high comparing to sword so I decreased weapon power by 1 for some ninja blades.

Knight's Sword is the most powerful weapon in single player game so dual wield will make break the balance. I removed Dual Wield support for Knight's Sword and add Holy element attribute.

[Re-balance HP/Evasion Rate of equipment]

Weapon Guard has low block rate but shields and cloaks has crazy high block rate during chapter 3-4. Aegis Shield giving 50% magic evasion rate is too powerful with 30% cloak and Reflexes.

Physical evasion can goes up to 40% stacking with 10-30% evasion from class meaning equipping shield will hit really hard and Concentration will be needed to make sure you'll land a hit.

However, most seasoned players will ended up using non-evadable attacks with attack bonus instead and the idea of adding Concentration to render evasion useless benefits player more than AI.

As a result, this re-balance will decrease evasion rate cap down to more reasonable level as below.

Weapon: 60 -> 35 (40 for Defender and Dancer's Cloth)
Shield: 40 -> 30 (40 for non-buyable shields)
Cloak: 40 -> 25 (30 for Invisibility Cloak)
Magic evasion: 50 -> 25

You probably won't notice significant changes during chapter 1 you won't get to see less than 70% success rate very often as much as before. Enemies will have Parry more frequently too.

Helmet and Heavy Armor may give more bonus HP in early chapters but bonus HP advantage later fall behind in late game with about the same amount of HP bonus rendering heavy armor useless.

In this re-balance, I'll setup HP bonus cap on buyable equipment as below.

Hat: 100 -> 50
Clothing: 100 -> 70 (80 for Rubber Suit)
Robe: 75 -> 60 (70/50 for Lordly Robe)

Sounds like a massive cap but fear not. Most items scale a lot around chapter 3 so you won't lose a lot of HP bonus until very late. Let's compare stats boosting items here for details.

Headband + Power Garb
Vanilla: 56 + 70 = 126
Re-Balance: 36 + 55 = 81
Loss: 45
Close Helmet + Golden Armor = 70 + 70 = 140

Celebrant's Miter + Wizard's Robe
Vanilla: 64 + 30 = 94
Re-Balance: 40 + 30 = 70
Loss: 24

This way mage units won't suffer much from HP bonus reduction and this will give more reason for Equip Heavy Armor to shine because it's going to give you 220 HP bonus over 80-120 HP from Hat and Clothing.

Since bonus HP is decreased a lot, I also removed offensive support abilities out from the game so player can't taking advantage of offensive tactics against enemies with lowered HP.

[Toughened bosses in important fights]

Some bosses can be exploited with status ailments to make battle easier. That's fine but Lucavi bosses shouldn't be affected by negative status like Slow/Immobilize/Disable.

Many fights are easier thanks to Slow ability so you have more time to prepare before getting nuked by bosses. In Valeria mod, those bosses are immune to those status now.

I also buffed up some bosses to be harder to defeat but there's also extra merits as well.

Gaffgarion: Added Safeguard so you can't steal/break his weapon now but you'll get Blood Sword as War Trophy after defeating him
Argath: Added Arcane Defense and wield Chaos Blade now but you can also get Chaos Blade from treasure hunt
Elmdore: Changed Brawler to Concentration but you can get Masamune as War Trophy after defeating him
Dycedarg: Added Safeguard so you can't steal/break his weapon now but you'll get Defender as War Trophy after defeating his Lucavi form
Aliste: Added Arcane Strength so his Iaido will hit harder but you can also steal his equipment and get Genji Glove as War Trophy instead of Genji Armor
Bremont: Added Defense Boost to his Dark Dragon form but you can also get Lordly Robe as War Trophy after defeating him

As this isn't a difficulty mod, I'll buff Argath and Elmdore's defense for story battles and buff Aliste and Bremont's offense for optional battles. You can control units you already recruited as a guest too.

>=== Reworked jobs ===<

I find many jobs being unbalanced for better or worse especially for Archer with uselessly long Aim and Arithmetician being too over powered with math abuse.

Magicians are as fast as malee units and White Mage is even faster. It was very hard for beginners to land magic spells on enemies without making mistakes because you need to plan and predict everyone's move ahead.

So I decided to revamp some parts of jobs that need some works with some changes and enhancenents while staying vanilla but more fun to play with proper mechanics.

[Specialize jobs with innate abilities]

Back then when I was playing Wild Arms XF, I found each class being so useful with its unique abilities and you can learn that skill to use on other classes. Chemist with Throw Items is awesome and I wish more jobs can be like that too.

But this game can't add many skills freely so you're stuck with only one each making some abilities seem less useful than others and often ignored. Some jobs are utilized for getting abilities and move on.

The hard part is choosing the right abilities that makes job more interesting to play without breaking the balance between your units and enemies. Enemies will gain benefits too making gameplay even more interesting.

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Squire: Beastmaster so weak class can make up better by boosting monster abilities
Specials: Defend since most of them are knights and you probably won't use monster abilities
Chemist: Throw Items/Treasure Hunter so they can walk in dungeon searching for items with other move abilities
Knight: Defend making base use of Parry and Shield with innate Defend ability
Archer: Reequip for in-game weapon switching improving versatility
White Mage: Defense Boost by using divine protection to decrease physical damage
Black Mage: Arcane Defense being a magic specialist so they can defend with magic barrier
Monk: Brawler/Lifefont increasing tanking capabilities
Thief: Poach which is very useful skill to have for natural access to Poachers' Den
Mystic: Manafont/Ignore Weather improving MP recovery abilities and move on poisonous area without worries
Orator: Tame/Beast Tongue increasing chance to turn the tide by inviting foes to join our cause
Dragoon: Ignore Terrain so they can move more freely on deep water
Geomancer: Lavawalking so they can walk on lava
Samurai: Doublehand/Swim to improve katana damage with both hands right away
Ninja: Dual Wield/Waterwalking to walk on water with ninjutsu
Arcanist: Defense Boost/Arcane Defense to compensate for very low HP
Mime: Poach to match with innate Beastmaster skill as a real beastmaster
Onion Knight: Parry/Dual Wield/Doublehand/Reequip to be weapon master
Dark Knight: Vehemence for glass cannon job that trade defense for offense

Some abilities can be learned without JP cost which will allow enemies taking advantage of those abilities more frequently rather than player using those abilities alone.

Reaction: Parry/Regenerate
Movement: Treasure Hunter

These will also increase enemy's evasion rate and surviability after taking damage. If they walk on treasure tile, they have high chance to steal your loot too.

[Re-balance Squire jobs]

Original Squire abilities are a bit too useless to be used with other jobs in after the first chapter. I decided to re-balance a few abilities in Squire job as below.

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Focus: Changed to "First Aid" to apply Regen status to self.
Rush: Changed damage formula to PA/2 * PA for more reliable damage without triggering reaction ability.
Stone: Changed to "Weapon Strike" performing unevadable attack with full weapon potentials.
Salve: Added Oil status to be cured too. Immobilize/Disable should be healed with Esuna (decreased MP cost) and Remedy (decreased price).

I also removed PA Growth restriction and decreased MA Multiplifer a little. Squire job will become more useful through later chapters in this way.

[Re-balance UberSquire jobs]

Ramza's Squire job is uber strong and always like that since the beginning of the game. So I locked PA and MA to be the same value as generic Squire in chapter 1. This applied to Delita and Argath too.

After chapter 1, Ramza's Squire job will gradually become stronger over the time based on Delita's scale as a reference. These changes will also apply on Delita and Argath as guest units too.

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Squire
HP Multiplier: 100
HP Growth: 11
MP Multiplier: 85
MP Growth: 13
PA Growth: 50
PA Multiplier: 90
MA Growth: 48
MA Multiplier: 80
C-Ev%: 5

Mercenary
HP Multiplier: 110
HP Growth: 10
MP Multiplier: 95
MP Growth: 12
PA Growth: 48
PA Multiplier: 100
MA Growth: 46
MA Multiplier: 90
C-Ev%: 10

Heretic
HP Multiplier: 120
HP Growth: 10
MP Multiplier: 105
MP Growth: 11
PA Growth: 45
PA Multiplier: 110
MA Growth: 45
MA Multiplier: 100
C-Ev%: 15

 

Ramza's job name will be changed over time as "Squire -> Mercenary -> Heretic". In his final upgrade, he'll have some stats increased comparing to original as below.

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HP Growth: 11 -> 10
PA Growth: 50 -> 45
MA Growth: 48 -> 45
C-Ev%: 10 -> 15

I believe this will balance out the game play experience better and also give more realistic challenges using starting Squire job without damage boost and get stronger over time.

[Revamp Chemist Items abilities]

Chemist in Valeria mod will have innate Treasure Hunter and Equip Gun support ability so you don't have to go all the way to Orator just to get Equip Gun for other jobs.

Gold Needle and Maiden's Kiss are least like be used items in FFT and superceded by Remedy. So I changed them to Protective Charm and Maiden's Blessing for providing Protect and Shell improving Chemist usefulness.

Now your Chemist can provide buffs to a single unit immediately which makes Items being more handy to have. I also removed PA Growth restriction and buff MA Multiplier a little so you can keep using Chemist without Growth penalty.

[Revamp Archer Aim abilities]

People often complain how bad archer is as they can't utilize higher than 3 so most will get some decent abilities and move on. Now archer is back, stronger than before and be more useful enough not break the game.

Aim will be changed to Precision having the following new abilities with status infliction based on later Tactics series. Original Aim is moved into Machinist's skill set with Aim re-scaling up to +7 with 10 CT.

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Venom Strike (Attack with Poison status infliction)
Oily Strike (Attack with inflict Oil status infliction)
Leg Shot (Inflict Immobilize)
Arm Shot (Inflict Disable)
Burial (Crystalize Undead)
Lightning Strike (Non-evadable and reaction triggered with WP*SP damage formula)

Some new spells are shared with monster abilities and Machinist/Sky Pirate job. Machinist will take hybrid Knight/Archer setup with Rend stats as a bonus. I won't add Rend equipment as it'll work too well against Thief Cap.

I also improve Crossbow and bow's weapon damage scaling according to chapter progression so archer will hit harder with stronger weapons now. You can also use Equip Crossbow with other jobs to do more damage too.

[Re-balance White/Black Mage abilities]

As I explained before about changes in healing mechanics on White Mage, I also made some other adjustments to make these jobs performing better in this re-balance too.

Since Regen will be applied on Cure and Regenerate, ability Regen will not be useful anymore so I changed it to Meditate similar to Tactics Ogre restoring MA*4 with CT 5.

I also nerfed Holy spell since some people use it to OHKO some battles. Now it has damage factor decreased (50 -> 34), CT decreased (6 -> 5), and MP cost decreased (56 -> 30).

Holy will hit a bit weaker than Unholy Darkness but have less CT and MP cost to be more efficient. Celebrant's Miter and Luminous Robe will also strengthen Holy too.

Fire/Blizzard/Thunder spells are also upgraded with better scaling for different uses. First tier spell will hit single target and effect area keeps expanding after upgrading to higher tier.

Fire will have damage scaling changed from 14/18/24/32 to 14/17/23/32 which will have -ra/-ga tier little weaker. However, they can be casted faster with CT decreased from 4/5/7/10 to 3/4/6/8 so you can land more powerful spell more frequently.

Blizzard will deal more damage slightly with damage scaling at 15/19/26/36 and Thunder will have CT decreased by 1 having the same CT scaling as Cure spells at 2/3/5/7.

Since only Fire has Oil effect to double damage, I hope adding bonus to Ice/Thunder spells will balane things out a bit. These changes will also be applied to Summons too so please check in job's details.

[Re-balance Monk's Martial Art abilities]

Some Monk's abilities are overpower and much more preferable than spells due to instant cast time and its effectiveness. So I added CT and adjust some abilities as below.

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Cyclone/Pummel/Aurablast/Shockwave (Increase damage factor by 2)
Doom Fist (Inflict damage from amount of HP loss with CT 5)
Purification (Increase chance to success a bit and also cure Oil with CT 4)
Chakra (Decrease HP/MP healing factor by 1 with CT 3)
Revive (Increase success rate to PA+75% and restore 25% with CT 5)

This way Monk's abilities will still be useful but won't conveniently render white magic spells useless. I also adjusted Doom Fist to be more situational to use in different ways too.

[Rebuild Arithmetician as Arcanist]

The original Arithmetician is too OP and abusive with other jobs. Looking into its original state, it has terrible stats so most this job can't function by itself.

I decided to rebuild this job anew with lost magic from Lucavi demons and they can learn from story battles as blue mage. However, they still lack some interesting innate to add for their puny stats.

So I decided to rebuild this job based on Arcanist job in Tactics A2 version with poweful monster abilities. In this case, I use Lucavi spells which can be learned on hit with 100% or learn through 1200 JP.

I replaced broken abilities with lost magic from from Lucavi demons. Meltdown/Tornado/Quake can also be learned with 1,200 JP cost or learn on hit.

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Gigaflare
Migardsormr
Nanoflare
Unholy Darkness
Meltdown
Tornado
Quake

Arcanist comes with both Defense Boost Arcane Defense as innate abilities but have MA Multiplier slightly lower than Black Mage.

[Re-balance Bard/Dancer]

Default Bard/Dancer has a lot of disappointments like very low HP/MP and crappy evasion. It's like they're trying to tell you to not use these jobs more than support units.

So, in order to make these jobs actually useful as fighters, I compared stats to other jobs and try to find optimal niche it can fill in like having strongest physical attack in mage jobs and magical attack on malee jobs.

I boosted HP to only around Ninja and Summoner level with small Evasion boost so they won't break the game balance of other jobs. MP is adjusted with little higher than Mystic for Bard and Samurai for Dancer.

But that's not all, I changed success rate of some songs and dance too. I boost effective songs and dance a bit to 60-70% and keep broken abilites down to 35-40% so it should be fine and more useful.

They also have additional equippable weapon such as Gun for Bard and Ninja Blade for Dancer. Both jobs can also equip Robe too which I think it should be within balanced area.

[Re-balance Mime job]

Original Mime has a bit too abyssal growth to for growing very strong after a few level ups. I reduced growth rate from monster level down to human level with increased multiplier to compensate as below.

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HP Growth (6 -> 7)
HP Multiplier (140 -> 150)
MP Growth (30 -> 12)
MP Multiplier (50 -> 80)
PA Growth (35 -> 38)
PA Multiplier (120 -> 140)
MA Growth (40 -> 38)
MA Multiplier (115 -> 140)
C-Ev% (5 -> 15)

Mime's growth rate is still exceptional comparing to other jobs with big PA/MA Multiplier to compensate for lowered growth rate and no equipment.

[Re-balance Sword skills]

Holy Knights are known to have over powered physical move. They're non-evadable, hard hitting with status infliction and no CT at all. The worst part is Orlandeau has them all.

In this Valeria mod, I adjusted Sword skills to be usable for both player and enemies without breaking game balance as below.

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-Judgement Blade has decreased damage factor (2 -> 0) at Vertical 1 with CT 2
-Cleansing Strike has decreased damage factor (3 -> 2) with CT 3
-Northswain's Strike has decreased damage factor (2 -> 1) with CT 3
-Hallowed Bolt has decreased damage factor (4 -> 3) with CT 4
-Divine Ruination has decreased damage factor (5 -> 4) with CT 5
-Added CT to crush abilities (2 for Helm, 3 for Accessory, 4 for Armor, and 5 for Weapon)

This way player can't freely spam Hallowed Bolt, Divine Ruination, and Crush abilities freely. I also decrease attack power a little. Judgement Blade is ranged and multi-hit so no damage bonus.

[Re-balance Dark Knight job]

Original Dark Knight job is ridiculously strong with 140 PA Multiplier. Since it takes massive grinding on high PA Growth jobs, its physical damage output ended up being ridiculously high.

So, I removed level 8 jobs requirements making Dark Knight job becoming much easier to unlock. This way it won't have high massive PA Growth to booth and I also adjust stats as below with Vehemence innate ability.

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HP Multiplier (80 -> 85)
PA Growth (40 -> 45)
PA Multiplier (140 -> 100)
MA Growth (50 -> 48)
MA Multiplier (80 -> 100)

Do not let 100 PA Multiplifer fool you. With Vehemence boosting 1.5x damage for both PA and MA, it's even higher than original 140. You can also stack with other support abilities to improve defense side too.

[Re-balance Onion Knight job]

Onion Knight is designed to be meme tier job since you need to master all other jobs for Onion Knight to have decent stats but still be subpar comparing to other jobs due to abilities restriction and can only level up is eating bacon from Pig.

So, I decided to rework on Onion Knight with same growth rate for both before and after mastering all other jobs and set all stats Multiplier to 100 and boost to 120 after mastered.

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HP Growth: 10
MP Growth: 12
Speed Growth: 95
PA Growth: 45
MA Growth: 48
HP/MP/Speed/PA/MA Multiplier: 100 (120 when mastered)

100 Multiplier may sound a bit too powerful with all equipment support but he can't level up normally and has no access to abilities so it's a good trade off from my testing run.

Speaking about abilities, it's a shame that he can't use anything but attack so I decided to give him some special abilities that can be learned without JP cost and use as below.

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Ice Breath
Fire Breath
Thunder Breath
Charm
Celestial Stasis

Since he can't gain EXP/JP or assign any ability, I also added remaining slots with abilities from monster which can be useful but not too broken in story battle too.

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Choco Esuna
Choco Cure
Goblin Punch
Self-Destruct
Ink
Bewitching Gaze
Doom
Guardian Nymph
Shell Nymph
Almagest
Dark Whisper

Oh. Onion can equip everything right but he can't make use of any weapon properly so I decided to change his innate abilities from buffing to abilities related to equipment as below.

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Parry
Dual Wield
Doublehand
Reequip

May sound a bit too powerful to have Dual Wield or Doublehand innately but it won't hit unexpectedly hard with 100 Multiplier. Maybe this job can be great to use after mastered.

>=== Job leveling re-balance ===<

In this Valeria mod, level requirements for basic jobs are decreased by 1 similar to PSX version. This will allow player advancing to new jobs faster building up JP points for important abilities on time.

I also changed job progression path to be more friendly to no grind run and re-arrange job unlocking system to be more proper in my own understanding.

[Re-arrange job progression]

Why does Dragoon job requiring Thief job to be unlocked. Is it just me that Dragoon job is like Knight-varient? Why does Mystic unlock Orator not Time Mage when the job itself resembles Taoist who reads the star?

And Time Mage job unlocks Summoner that talks with espers instead of Orator that can talk with Beast and specialize in Speechcraft, not to mention both jobs are superior to Orator in terms of magic.

Time Mage needs massive JP to master so it should be on the same level as Summoner and makes more sense for Mystic job to advance to Time Mage that can call forth Meteor from stars.

Dragoon: Knight(2) -> Monk(3)
Geomancer: Archer(2) -> Thief(3)
Time Mage: White Magic(2) -> Mystic(3)
Summoner: Black Magic(2) -> Orator(3)

Since Monk can unlock Dragoon job directly, you can also proceed to Samurai and Ninja with linear job progression path as below.

Samurai: Knight(3) -> Monk(4) -> Dragoon(3) - No more Archer(3) -> Thief(4) requirements just to unlock Dragoon
Ninja: Archer(3) -> Thief(4) -> Geomancer(3) - No more Knight(3) -> Monk(4) requirements just to unlock Geomancer

This way, you can unlock Samurai and Ninja job naturally without putting extra effort as it should be. You can gain access to jobs around the time you get their items without excessive grinding required.

I also changed Dark Knight job's requirements to killing 20 enemies with Knight and Black Mage mastered only. Reaching level 8 jobs for Dragoon, Geomancer, Samurai, and Ninja is not possible without massive grinding.

The reason why Dark Knight is so powerful is due to massive grinding on high PA Growth jobs up to level 8 combined with 140 PA Multiplier. He's ridicolously strong thanks to high base PA. I also re-balanced Dark Knight too.

[Jobs' requirements summary]

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Knight: Squire(2)
Archer: Squire(2)
White Mage: Chemist(2)
Black Mage: Chemist(2)
Monk: Knight(2)
Thief: Archer(2)
Mystic: White Mage(2)
Orator: Black Mage(2)
Dragoon: Monk(3)
Geomancer: Thief(3)
Time Mage: Mystic(2)
Summoner: Orator(2)
Samurai: Knight(3), Monk(4), Dragoon(3)
Ninja: Archer(3), Thief(4), Geomancer(3)
Arcanist: White Mage(4), Black Mage(4), Time Mage(4), Summoner(4)
Dancer: Dragoon(3), Geomancer(3)
Bard: Time Mage(3), Summoner(3)
Mime: unlock all jobs except Dark Knight
Dark Knight: Knight(M), Black Mage(M)
Onion Knight: Squire(4), Chemist(4)

>=== Items re-balance ===<

I found some items working differently from Tactics Ogre or some being way too unbalanced crippling main jobs too much so I made some changes to make items being more useful to some jobs.

Items re-balance

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-Move/Find items will be rare or better items now
-Potion has priced increased to 80
-Hi-Potion restores 60 HP
-X-Potion restores 120 HP with price decreased (700 -> 500)
-Ethers restore 30/60 MP
-Hi-Ether has priced lowered to 400
-Phoenix Down revives and restores up to 29HP
-Antidote also cures Oil status
-Maiden's Kiss is changed to Maiden's Blessing providing Shell status and have price increased (50 -> 100)
-Gold Needle is changed to Protective Charm providing Protect status
-Remedy is buyable since start of chapter 2 and also cure Immobilize and Disable
-Items with Regen and Reraise status will no longer be permanent

Weapon's stats re-balance

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-Knife/Ninja Blade gets extra 10% evasion
-Crossbow weapon power scaling is re-balanced so it'll gradually become stronger and nerf Gastrophetes a bit with consideration of dual wield
-Bow has weapon power scaling is re-balanced so it'll gradually become stronger except multi-player only items and range also increased (5 -> 6)
-Axe has chance inflict Slow status on enemy
-Polearm has weapon power decreased by 1 except Obelisk, Holy Lance, and multi-player only items
-Katana has weapon power increased with brave formula in consideration.
-Ninja's throwing shuriken has weapon power increased by 2 with price increased (50/300/1000 -> 100/500/1000)
-Ninja's throwing bomb has weapon power increased by 2 with price increased (250 -> 400)
-Staff/Rod/Crossbow gets extra 5% evasion
-Crossbow/Gun can be used with Dual Wield now
-Cloth has evasion decreased (50 -> 40)
-Knight's Sword can no longer be used with Dual Wield but still work with Doublehand
-Flail has WP^2 formula for better damage scaling

Job equipment re-balance

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-Ramza can equip Axe (all chapters) and Fellsword (chapter 4)
-Time Mage can equip Rod
-Arcanist can equip Rod/Staff
-Bard can equip Gun
-Dancer can equip Ninja Blade
-Bard and Dancer can equip Robe
-Machinist can equip Knife/Crossbow/Bow
-Skyseer and Netherseer can equip Knife
-Divine Knight can equip Hat
-Dragonkin can equip Clothing
-Sky Pirate can't equip Heavy Armor

Weapon stats re-balance

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-Blind Knife/Mage Masher/Platinum Dagger/Assassin's Dagger has weapon power increased by 1
-Main Gauche has evasion decreased (40 -> 35)
-Air Knife has +1 PA bonus added
-Blood Sword has weapon power increased (8 -> 9)
-Runeblade has MA bonus decreased (2 -> 1) and evasion decreased (15 -> 10)
-Nagnarok has weapon power increased (1 -> 8) and evasion decreased (50 -> 35)
-Materia Blade has weapon power increased (10 -> 15)
-Defender has block rate decreased (60 -> 40) and has equip Shell status added
-Excalibur has weapon power decreased (21 -> 20), halves Holy damage instead of absorbing, and have equip status removed
-Ragnarok has equip status changed (Shell -> Haste)
-Chaos Blade is changed into Fellsword has weapon power decreased (40 -> 18)
-Knightslayer/Crossbow/Hunting Bow have weapon power increased by 1
-Poison Bow has weapon power increased (4 -> 6)
-Gastrophetes has weapon power decreased (10 -> 9)
-Longbow/Silver Bow have weapon power increased by 1
-Ice Bow/Lightning Bow have weapon power increased by 2
-Mythril Bow/Windslash Bow have weapon power increased by 3
-Artemis Bow/Yoichi Bow/Perseus Bow have weapon power increased by 4
-Yoichi Bow will be equipped on enemy level 45
-Ashura/Kotetsu/Osafune/Murasame/Ama-no-Murakamo has weapon power increased by 1
-Kiyomori/Muramasa/Masamune has weapon power increased by 2
-Kiku-ichimonji has weapon power increased by 3
-Javelin II has weapon power decreased (30 -> 20)
-Ninja Longblade/Spellbinder/Sasuke's Blade/Iga Blade has weapon power decreased by 1
-Ras Algethi has weapon power decreased (12 -> 10) and will be equipped on enemy level 35
-Stoneshooter has weapon power decreased (16 -> 12) will change effect to have chance to petrify unit on hit

Shield evasion re-balance

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-Round Shield has Block Rate changed from 19/0 to 15/5
-Mythril Shield has Block Rate changed from 22/0 to 18/5
-Golden Shield has Block Rate changed from 25/0 to 20/8
-Ice Shield has Block Rate changed from 28/0 to 22/0 and halves Ice damage
-Flame Shield has Block Rate changed from 31/0 to 24/0 and halves Fire damage
-Aegis Shield has Block Rate changed from 10/50 to 10/25
-Diamond Shield has Block Rate changed from 34/15 to 25/12
-Platinum Shield has Block Rate changed from 37/10 to 27/10
-Crystal Shield has Block Rate changed from 40/15 to 30/15
-Genji Shield has Block Rate changed from 43/0 to 35/0
-Kaiser Shield has Block Rate changed from 46/20 to 37/18
-Venetian Shield has Block Rate changed from 50/25 to 40/20
-Escutcheon II has Block Rate changed from 75/50 to 40/25

Hat's bonus re-balance

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-Plume Hat has HP/MP bonus changed from 16/5 to 14/5
-Red Hood has HP/MP bonus changed from 24/8 to 20/8
-Headgear has HP/MP bonus changed from 32/0 to 24/0
-Wizard's Hat has HP/MP bonus changed from 40/12 to 28/12
-Green Beret has HP/MP bonus changed from 48/0 to 32/0
-Headband has HP/MP bonus changed from 56/0 to 36/0
-Celebrant's Miter has HP/MP bonus changed from 64/20 to 40/20 and strengthens Holy element with bonus MA increased (1 -> 2)
-Black Cowl has HP/MP bonus changed from 72/0 to 50/0
-Gold Hairpin has HP/MP bonus changed from 80/50 to 50/50
-Lambent Hat has HP/MP bonus changed from 88/15 to 50/15
-Thief's Cap has HP/MP bonus changed from 100/0 to 50/0 with bonus Speed decreased (2 -> 1), add +1 PA, price lowered to 20,000

Hair Adornment's bonus re-balance

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-Cachusha has HP bonus changed from 20 to 30
-Barette has HP bonus changed from 20 to 30

Clothing's bonus re-balance

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-Leather Plate has HP/MP bonus changed from 18/0 to 16/0
-Ringmail has HP/MP bonus changed from 24/0 to 20/0
-Mythril Vest has HP/MP bonus changed from 30/0 to 26/0
-Adamant Vest has HP/MP bonus changed from 36/0 to 30/0
-Wizard Clothing has HP/MP bonus changed from 42/15 to 36/15
-Brigardine has HP/MP bonus changed from 50/0 to 42/0
-Jujitsu Gi has HP/MP bonus changed from 60/0 to 50/0 and no longer has PA bonus
-Power Grab has HP/MP bonus changed from 70/0 to 55/0 with bonus PA decreased (2 -> 1)
-Gaia Gear has HP/MP bonus changed from 85/0 to 60/0 and halves Earth damage
-Black Garb has HP/MP bonus changed from 100/0 to 70/0
-Rubber Suit has HP/MP bonus changed from 150/30 to 80/30
-Mirage Vest has HP/MP bonus changed from 120/0 to 70/0 and will be equipped on enemy level 44

Robe's bonus re-balance

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-Wizard's Robe has bonus MA decreased (2 -> 1)
-Chameleon Robe halves Holy damage instead of absorbing
-Black Robe has HP/MP bonus changed from 60/30 to 55/40
-Luminous Robe has HP/MP bonus changed from 75/50 to 60/50 and strengthens Holy element
-Lordly Robe has HP/MP bonus changed from 100/80 to 70/50 with bonus PA decreased (2 -> 1)

Accessory's bonus re-balance

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-Rubber Boots is changed to Soldier Boots with bonus +1 Move and +1 PA, rare poached item replaced with Winged Boots, price increased (1,500 -> 10,000) and available in the last outfitter
-Hermes Shoes has bonus +1 Move
-Bracer has bonus PA decreased (3 -> 2) and price decreased (50,000 -> 30,000)
-Nu Khai Armband also strengthens Dark element
-Mage's Cloak has Evade Rate changed from 18/18 to 17/17
-Elven Cloak has Evade Rate changed from 25/25 to 20/20
-Vampire Cape has Evade Rate changed from 28/28 to 22/22 and add +1 PA
-Featherweave Cape has Evade Rate changed from 40/30 to 25/25
-Invisibility Cloak has Evade Rate changed from 35/0 to 30/0
-Tynar Rogue has PA/MA bonus decreased (3 -> 2) and equip Haste replaced with +1 Speed

>=== Jobs and abilities re-balance ===<

I find switching to new jobs and have unusable main abilities unacceptable so having some skills that can learn immediately will help a lot. So I'll make basic abilities for each job usable and decrease JP cost for some abilities.

I won't change stats more than necessary like other mods as it might break the original game balance. Some jobs may have significant adjustments but won't go beyond original role to keep vanilla feel.

My changes won't affect game mechanics too much. It's still faithful to original design, just to make sure that it doesn't go overboard. I also add JP Boost with no JP cost required so everyone can learn and equip JP Boost to level their jobs even faster.

Since changes and improvements are too long to be listed in this main thread now, please download full valeria update from this link below for more details about Valeria Job System.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/vl9y0dfl1p89w6t

>=== Changelog ===<

1.5.1

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-Added missing effect information on reworked skills
-Changed Venom Strike/Oily Strike to have 100% status infliction again
-Changed Tornado ability to always inflict Slow status on hit but will not affect unit with Slow status immunity
-Decreased hit rate of Gravity ability (190 -> 180) and increased damage factor (25 -> 35)
-Fixed Cure/Cura/Curaga spells not working because status infliction is required so Regen status was added back
-Increased damage factor of Graviga ability (50 -> 65) and reverted effect area back to 1
-Increased damage factor of Poison ability (12 -> 20)
-Increased hit rate of Haste/Slow ability (180 -> 200)

 

1.5

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-Added Chant ability to Gaffgarion (Ch.2) and Argath (Ch.4)
-Added Huntcraft skill set with Ice Breath/Fire Breath/Thunder Breath/Charm/Celestial Stasis/Choco Esuna/Choco Cure/Goblin Punch/Self-Destruct/Ink/Bewitching Gaze/Doom/Guardian Nymph/Shell Nymph/Almagest/Dark Whisper to Onion Knight job
-Changed Cure spells healing factor ratio (35/50/65/100 -> 30/40/60/100) and only Curaja will have Regen effect
-Changed Barrage's ability name to Lightning Strike
-Changed Bewitching Gaze to inflict Silence status with (50+MA)% success rate and have 2 linear range
-Changed Bow's weapon power scaling from 2 bonus weapon power to 1-4 bonus weapon power based on chapter
-Changed Cloud to join at party's level
-Changed CT of 4-tier Fire/Blizzard spells to 3/4/6/8
-Changed CT of 4-tier Thunder spells to 2/3/5/7
-Changed damage scaling of 4-tier Blizzard spells to 15/19/26/36
-Changed damage scaling of 4-tier Fire/Thunder spells to 14/17/23/32
-Changed damage scaling of Nether Mantra abilities to 36/42/48/54/30/72
-Changed damage scaling of Sky Mantra abilities to 12/14/16/18/10/24
-Changed Excalibur's equip status removed and decreased weapon power (21 -> 20)
-Changed Game Hunter's skill set from Huntcraft to Mettle (Ramza CH4)
-Changed HP/MP Multiplier on Delita/Argath to be on Squire level in chapter 1
-Changed job unlocked on special character units except Balthier and Beowulf
-Changed Kiyomori to add random Protect/Shell status
-Changed Masamune to add random Regen/Haste status
-Changed Meltdown/Tornado/Quake to be learnable abilities with 1,200 JP cost
-Changed Meltdown to target self only and have chance to inflict Disable status
-Changed Mime's job unlocking requirements to unlocking all jobs except Dark Knight
-Changed Nagrarok with weapon power increased (1 -> 8) and decreased block rate (50 -> 35)
-Changed Ninja's throwing bomb with weapon power increased by 2 and price increasd (50/300/1000 -> 100/500/1000)
-Changed Ninja's throwing shuriken with weapon power increased by 2 and price increasd (250 -> 400)
-Changed Onion Knight's HP Growth to 10
-Changed Onion Knight's MP Growth to 10
-Changed Onion Knight's Speed Growth to 90
-Changed Onion Knight's PA Growth to 40
-Changed Onion Knight's MA Growth to 40
-Changed Onion Knight's HP/MP/Speed/PA/MA Multiplier to 100 (120 when mastered)
-Changed Onion Knight's job unlocking requirements to Squire(4), Chemist(4)
-Changed Osafune to damage (30+MA)% of MP with faith based hit rate 200%
-Changed Quake to target self only with non-faith magic damage at 24 damage factor and have chance to inflict Immobilize status
-Changed Ramza's UberSquire stats progression to affect HP/MP Multiplier, HP/MP Growth, and Evasion too
-Changed Ramza's UberSquire name from only Squire to "Squire -> Mercenary -> Heretic"
-Changed Ragnarok's equip status (Shell -> Haste)
-Changed Seal Evil to Burial which crystalizes Undead unit with success rate decreased (70 -> 65) and use evasion in calculation
-Changed status infliction of Venom Strike/Oily Strike to chance based
-Changed Tornado to target self only with 35% HP damage with 160 faith-based hit rate and have chance to inflict Slow status
-Decreased block rate of Cloth weapons (50 -> 40)
-Decreased block rate of Defender (50 -> 40) and add equip Shell status
-Decreased block rate of Main Gauche (50 -> 35)
-Decreased CT of crush abilities (2 for Helm, 3 for Accessory, 4 for Armor, and 5 for Weapon)
-Decreased CT of Protectja/Shellja/Hasteja/Slowja abilities (7 -> 5)
-Decreased CT of Salamander ability (13 -> 12)
-Decreased damage factor of Ama-no-Murakumo ability (14 -> 13)
-Decreased damage factor of Ashura ability (8 -> 7)
-Decreased damage factor of Kotetsu ability (12 -> 10) and has Dark element attribute added
-Decreased damage factor of Migardsormr ability (20 -> 18)
-Decreased damage factor of Nanoflare ability (8 -> 7)
-Decreased damage factor of Odin ability (38 -> 34)
-Decreased damage factor of Meteor ability (42 -> 40)
-Decreased damage factor of Ramuh ability (22 -> 20)
-Decreased Gastrophetes' weapon power (10 -> 9)
-Decreased hit rate of Wall ability (200 -> 160) and decrease CT (5 -> 4)
-Decreased HP Growth on Mime job (6 -> 7)
-Decreased HP Growth on White Mage job (10 -> 11)
-Decreased HP Multiplier on Dragoon job (110 -> 100)
-Decreased MA Growth on Monk job (51 -> 52)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Arcanist job (135 -> 125)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Geomancer job (100 -> 95)
-Decreased MP Growth on Knight job (15 -> 16)
-Decreased MP Multiplier on Squire job (75 -> 70)
-Decreased MP Multiplier on Knight job (80 -> 60)
-Decreased PA Growth on Dragoon job (40 -> 45)
-Decreased PA Growth on Mime job (35 -> 38)
-Decreased PA Growth on Orator job (50 -> 60)
-Decreased Speed Growth on Holy Knight job (98 -> 100)
-Fixed Headband's description with bonus PA increased (1 -> 2)
-Fixed Salve's description Slow status removal changed to Oil
-Fixed Tailwind's description to add Quick status
-Fixed Wizard's Robe's description with bonus MA decreased (2 -> 1)
-Increased bonus HP of Cachusha/Barette (10 -> 30)
-Increased bonus MP of Black Robe (30 -> 40)
-Increased CT of Leviathan ability (13 -> 14)
-Increased damage factor of Chirijiraden ability (20 -> 21)
-Increased damage factor of Titan ability (24 -> 28)
-Increased healing factor of Choco Cure ability (3 -> 4)
-Increased hit rate of Corruption ability (100 -> 120)
-Increased hit rate of Carbuncle ability (150 -> 160)
-Increased hit rate of Fervor ability (120 -> 140)
-Increased hit rate of Graviga ability (120 -> 140) and remove chance to inflict Slow status
-Increased hit rate of Guardian Nymph ability (45 -> 65), effect area (1 -> 2), vertical (0 -> 3), and don't hit enemies
-Increased hit rate of Induration ability (120 -> 130)
-Increased hit rate of Shell Nymph ability (45 -> 65), effect area (1 -> 2), vertical (0 -> 3), and don't hit enemies
-Increased hit rate of Sylph ability (150 -> 170) and decrease CT (7 -> 5)
-Increased HP Growth on Archer job (11 -> 10)
-Increased HP Growth on Knight job (10 -> 9)
-Increased HP Growth on Monk job (9 -> 8)
-Increased HP Multiplier on Mime job (140 -> 150)
-Increased HP Multiplier on Monk job (135 -> 140)
-Increased Javelin II's weapon power (18 -> 20)
-Increased Katana's weapon power scaling with brave formula in consideration
-Increased MA Growth on Arcanist job (46 -> 40)
-Increased MA Growth on Black Mage job (48 -> 47)
-Increased MA Growth on Chemist job (50 -> 48)
-Increased MA Growth on Dragoon job (55 -> 52)
-Increased MA Growth on Mime job (40 -> 38)
-Increased MA Growth on Mystic job (48 -> 47)
-Increased MA Growth on Orator job (48 -> 45)
-Increased MA Growth on Summoner Mage job (47 -> 42)
-Increased MA Growth on Time Mage job (47 -> 45)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Mime job (115 -> 150)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Samurai job (95 -> 100)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Time Mage job (125 -> 135)
-Increased MP Growth on Archer job (15 -> 14)
-Increased MP Growth on Chemist job (16 -> 14)
-Increased MP Growth on Divine Knight job (15 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Mime job (30 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Orator job (18 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Samurai job (14 -> 13)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Archer job (65 -> 70)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Chemist job (75 -> 80)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Mime job (50 -> 80)
-Increased PA Growth on Black Mage job (60 -> 55)
-Increased PA Growth on Holy Knight job (48 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Machinist job (50 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Monk job (48 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Mystic job (60 -> 55)
-Increased PA Growth on Squire job (50 -> 48)
-Increased PA Growth on Time Mage job (65 -> 60)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Mime job (120 -> 140)
-Increased Move on Mystic job (3 -> 4)
-Increased number of ticks duration for Poison/Regen status (36 -> 48)
-Increased Speed Growth on Dragoon job (100 -> 95)
-Increased Speed Multiplier on Archer job (100 -> 110)
-Moved Auto-Potion back to Orator job
-Moved Concentration back to Mime job
-Moved Vanish back to Ninja job with status duration added for 20 ticks
-Removed bonus +1 MA from Luminous Robe
-Removed Dual Wield from Knight's Sword description
-Removed Holy/Flare/Meteor/Bahamut abilities from Arcanist's skill set
-Reverted Dark element attribute on Kotetsu weapon and its ability
-Reverted Evasion on Dragoon job
-Reverted MP cost scaling of Fire/Ice/Thunder spells including summon
-Reverted Move on Divine Knight job
-Reverted PA Growth on Arcanist job
-Reverted weapon power reduction on Obelisk and Holy Lance
-Toughened up Dycedarg with Safeguard but you can get Defender as War Trophy after defeating his Lucavi form
-Toughened up Elmdore with Concentration and Safeguard but you can get Masamune as War Trophy after defeating him
-Toughened up Gaffgarion with Safeguard but you can get Blood Sword as War Trophy after defeating him

>=== Download ===<

My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.

FFT: WotL - Valeria 1.5 (PSP USA)
FFT: WotL - Valeria 1.5 (PSP EUR)


I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)

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Version 1.0.1 is now released with some fixes and corrections as below.

-Added Slowdown fix for USA by Nexus and EUR by Eternal
-Crystalization causing game crash is now fixed
-Defend/Counter Tackle innate abilities are added to Delita/Argath too
-Improved Cure/Cura healing efficiently a bit to scale better and reduce Curaga MP cost a little
-Increased Monk's physical attack a little but still nerfed with default's PA Growth
-Reduced Fire/Blizzard/Thunder CT by 1
-Reduced Meteor CT by 5
-Potions will heal at rate 30/70/160

http://www.mediafire.com/file/9r4b2d657ncqj61/FFT+WotL+-+Valeria+1.0.1+(PSP+USA).ppf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ekfdhimb8mn2miy/FFT+WotL+-+Valeria+1.0.1+(PSP+EUR).ppf

I play my mods for a while and found something like Auto-Potion being too powerful so I reduced it back with respect to original's abilities design and scaling. Cure/Cura are boosted based on +6 +8 +10 similar to damage spells at +4 +6 +8. :)

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Can't you wreck auto-potion users with Zombie? Granted, that is a rather niche solution. Maybe there needs to be more than one class that can inflict zombie status.

Edit: just realized that an auto-potion user can also just gear for zombie immunity. So your solution is probably best.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Inflicting zombie status is quite complicated situation to put on unlike Immobilize or Poison which penalty isn't too severe. It can break the game balance and make you feel like you're playing a different version from the original FFT. I found that happened to a few mods I've played before claiming it's re-balance or improved vanilla but some changes made me feel it's different from vanilla style and mine may probably feel slightly different for some others too.

I thought about raising potion's price too but innate tackle and increased damage from Squire and Chemist will hurt stronger. Sometimes Argath will fall before your turn if he's really unlucky which makes Chemist being more useful to toss items to heal and position your troop right for urgent crisis.

If you're playing Valeria mod right now, you'll see how innate abilities bringing new light to each job while staying faithful to original game design. You'll feel like you're still playing FFT with new changes that blends well with the original concepts and have adjustments that balance out for both allies and enemies. It's like each job is doing what it's supposed to do in battles and enemies are doing that too.

Before releasing 1.0, I also did some experiments with status inflicting too like Blizzard inflicting Stop or Thunder inflicting Immobilize. I find that adding status ailments in early stages will break the game mechanics in one way or another like making Swordskills less useful, I need to remove status more often and can be annoying in some situation. I'll test for a while and see what I can do in future releases.

I'd love to try the idea of inflicting some status early too. Since I'd like to maintain the preserve the vanilla feel as much as possible, I may come up with some modified abilities to make use of it. If you have any suggestion for future improvements, please let me know. :)

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Hi everyone. It's been a while. I'm so busy with big project I'm working on but now I have some spare time to finish this update with bugs I need to fix and stuff I need to revise and improve.

Let's start with Archer again. After revising Aim to be more balanced and enemies sure use it well with Aim +2/3 on me. However, I find Aim +10/15 charges too long and ridiculous for JP cost to learn.

I checked Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and it looks like Archer over there is OP with cheat abilities. I noticed Arm/Leg shot from Machinist was there too. It looks like we get crippled Archer and Machinist here.

So, to balance things out a little bit. I removed Aim +10/15 and replaced with Arm/Leg shot. I also add Aim abilities up to Aim +5 on Machinist so this job will be more like Archer variant. This applies to Barich and Undead Archer too so be careful.

Next is about innate reacion ability bug. We can't add it so I replaced innate reaction abilities to something else available. I also moved some abilities between jobs to balance things out better.

Some support abilities can be quite and might break the game so it needed to be tested for a while. Fortunately I found it's still within safe region thought it may increase challenges and make things a bit easier sometimes.

Squire: Defend/Beastmaster so they can always defend and enhance beasts
Chemist: Treasure Hunter since Chemist already has Throw Items
Knight: Reequip improving versatility to re-equip weapon depending on situation
White Mage: Arcane Defense increasing surviability against magicks
Black Mage: Arcane Strength making Black Mage becoming more threats
Monk: Lifefont increasing tanking capabilities
Orator: Defense Boost so to work as physical oriented mage job better
Geomancer: Attack Boost/Lavawalking and Geomancer abilities won't hit your friends now
Dragoon: Ignore Elevation so Dragoon can move at any height with his jump
Bard: Faith Boost improving magical efficiency during battle
Dancer: Bravery Boost improving physical efficiency during battle
Mime: Poach to match with innate Beastmaster skill as a real beastmaster
Machinist: Safeguard because machinist always keep things safe

Black mage will hit you a lot harder enough to OHKO some of your units but still manageable. Moving Reequip to Knight was a great decision as he can change elemental weapon without support skill required now, very nice.

Orator now has innate Defense Boost from Mystic so he can keep shooting and taking damage while enticing your foes to support your cause. Equip Guns is moved to Chemist now so you can pick to learn this or Throw Items support.

Next is about improving Squire's abilities. Some people added Tailwind so it won't become too useless but I disagree with this idea. Everyone casting Tailwind will break the game balance literally so leave those talk skills it to Ramza and Luso.

I revised Stone to use PA/2*MA for damage formula with chance to inflict Oil status so mages can cast fire spells for more damage though chance aren't that high but still fun bonus to add.

After adding inflict status with Stone, I also added status infliction on other high level spells like Regen with Curaja, Disable with Firaja, Immobilize with Thunderja, Stop with Blizzaja and some other spells including only enemies ones.

After playing for a while, I feel current version stable and balanced enough so I'm releasing version 1.1 here for both USA/EUR ISO as usual. Here's summary of changes in version 1.1

1.1
-Added Aim abilities for Machinist up to Aim +5
-Changed innate abilities on some classes to Support/Move only (Please re-read again)
-Moved Reequip from Chemist to Knight job (So he can use it as an innate skill)
-Moved Equip Guns from Orator to Chemist job
-Moved Defense Boost from Mystic to Orator job (Orator is like physical mage type so this should fit him better)
-Rush damage formula is now 50% of physical attack (Random 25-100% is too unreliable)
-Stone's damage formula is now PA/2 * MA. It will also have chance to inflict Oil status
-Increased Rend Speed's speed reduction by 1 for more viable effects in early chapters
-Curaja has chance to inflict Regen status
-Firaja has chance to inflict Disable status
-Thunderja has chance to inflict Immobilize status
-Blizzaja has chance to inflict Stop status
-Meteor has chance to inflict Dead status
-Gravija has chance to inflict Stone status
-Flareja has chance to inflict Confusion/Berserk status
-Reverted Cyclone damage boost
-Potions will heal at rate 30/80/180
-Changed Archer's Aim +10/20 to Leg Shot and Arm Shot

http://www.mediafire.com/file/e8eswq88dtktckj/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.1 (PSP USA).ppf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/3kar9kvkc44ts5u/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.1 (PSP EUR).ppf

You can patch with original USA/EUR ISO and enjoy Veleria 1.1 mod. I thought I wouldn't mess with special jobs but Machinist is too pitiable to ignore. If you have any suggestion for further improvements with this mod, please let me know.

Regards,
Keetakawee

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Nice, I saw your thread on the FFT subreddit too. I'll have to take a look at this later in the month :ninja:

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I'm glad to hear. I'm working for future updates right now so you might see another update in next month. This time I'm thinking about how to make -ga spells more useful while being in original fashion. :)

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After collecting feedback I received, I plan to work on spell improvements for next 1.2 release. Stay tuned. :)

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Hi guys. Version 1.2 is out now. I've finished my big projects so I can focus on finalizing 1.2 release. This time it's another big update on spell improvements in this re-balance.

Back then spell tier are classified strictly with less favorable merits. Upgrading to -ra spells is OK but -ga spells are some what redundant and make people feel like I should save up for -ja spells instead.

In this re-balance, I added extra merits to -ga and -ja spells to make it more worthwhile. I increased effect area on -ga spells and added status effects on -ja spells so you can use -ga spells as shorter chant version with the same effect area.

I also add increased effect area and vertical range on Cure spells and all other status spells including spells on -ja spells for enemies too along with some other minor spell improvements.

As I was informed about Archer's Arm/Leg Shot bug not working with Aim skillset in previous release, I decided to build a new skillset for Archer. This new archer abilities will have the follow abilities.

Venom Fang
Oily Touch
Leg Shot
Arm Shot
Seal Evil

I tried playing optimized aim with CT and power for a while but gotta say it's dull and boring. So I decided to make archer abilities around status inflicting instead based on Machinist and monster abilities.

I also increased physical attack multiplier to make up for missing aim abilities. Archer will hit a bit harder than vanilla version but not too broken like Tactics Ogre but can be fearsome with Focus/Tailwind added. :)

1.2
-Added status infliction to abilities' description
-Changed Archer's Aim abilities to Venom Fang/Oily Touch/Leg Shot/Arm Shot/Seal Evil
-Increased Archer's physical attack a bit
-Changed CT time of Wall ability to 6 and no more additional MP cost
-Revised Cure spells MP cost to 5/10/16/24
-Cura has 2 Vertical range now
-Curaga/Curaja have 2 Effect area range now
-Protect/Shell has 1 Vertical range now
-Protectja/Shellja have 2 Effect area range now
-Holy has chance to inflict Blind status and reduce damage by 20% and cost 48MP
-Thundera MP cost is now 12 like others
-Firaga/Thundaga/Blizzaga spells have 2 radius now
-Haste/Slow/Stop has 1 Vertical range now
-Hasteja/Slowja have 2 Effect area range now
-Graviga spells has 2 Effect area range now
-Changed Meteor CT to 16
-Kotetsu is now Dark element attack
-Adjusted Arithmetician's physical/magical attack to be little weaker than Chemist
-Changed Machinist new abilities to Focus/Rend Helm/Rend Armor
-Toadja/Gravija/Flareja/Blindja/Confuseja/Sleepja have 2 Effect area range now
-Innate abilities also be apply to more enemies' jobs variants like Undead and others
-Elmdore's Safeguard innate skill is replaced by Arcane Strength
-Move/Find items will be rare or better items now

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ecd3ai1o99lv948/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.2 (PSP USA).ppf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rogvat6p0c3wre3/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.2 (PSP EUR).ppf

In this release, I also tested abilities and performed test run with 1.2 changes to make sure everything is working and also balanced. Machinist also works great with Focus ability now that I wish Mustadio should have it as every generic can do with guns.

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It's been a while since last release and I've been testing and working on re-balance and improvements on various jobs. 1.3 will have a big update with real effort to keep things more balanced and improve enjoyment.

Since there's a lot of changes going on in 1.3, I'd appreciate if anyone can test my mod before releasing. Please let me know if you're interested and I'll send current Valeria 1.3 update for you.

-Archer will have abilities similar to aim with status infliction added
-Some spells has been adjusted and reworked
-Monk has some offensive abilities reworked for situational use and adjusted support abilities not to render spells useless
-Summoner receives magical attack and spells boost now
-Holy Knight and Sword Saint abilities is now nerfed to be more balanced
-Some adjustments on items making ranged weapon be more useful and balanced

This new patch will totally change the way you play the game since tutorial. Ladd can be hit by Archer. Sword skills won't work right away and hit weaker. It may raise the game difficulty a little but also make some fights easier too.  Please let me know what do you guys think about these changes and have fun. :)

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Hi. Today I've finally finished updating my Valeria 1.3 version. It's like creating a new patch with everything changed. If you play this mod before, I recommend to start over and enjoy the whole new experience again.

>=== Download ===<

My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/q3tc4915dws5az7/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.3 (PSP USA).ppf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5sy1ghtopj6b8mj/FFT WotL - Valeria 1.3 (PSP EUR).ppf

I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)

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Fixed some bugs I forgot and re-uploaded. Please download and apply the patch again.

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FFT: WOTL Valeria 1.4  is out now with new mechanics and re-balance improvements
 
Hi guys. It's me again who developed Valeria project for Final Fantasy Tactics. My mod aims to keep Vanilla play style with proper re-balance based on Tactics Ogre and later Tactics series.
 
This isn't a difficulty mod but it will not allow you to cheese your way out like before so you may need to try little harder to beat the game with either good tactics or over-leveling them.
 
Since this Valeria project took me almost 2 years of developing now so there's massive changes and improvements through job's stats, abilities, and its equipment too so I highly recommend to read full release post for details.
 
For version 1.4, I started from where I left off with changes in 1.3 that needs adjustments but I ended up making some more mods and improvements as below.
 
4-tier spells will start from single target and keep expanding
 
I always find first tier spell being wasteful and bothersome when I only want to hit one enemy but need to use spell for area making magic becoming a bit unreliable to use at times. So I changed tier list from this:
 
Tier / Multiplier / Radius / Vertical / CT
1 / 14 / 2 / 1 / 4
2 / 18 / 2 / 2 / 5
3 / 24 / 2 / 3 / 7
4 / 32 / 3 / 3 / 10
 
To new scaling like this:
 
Tier / Multiplier / Radius / Vertical
1 / 15 / 1 / 1 / 4
2 / 18 / 2 / 1 / 5
3 / 23 / 2 / 3 / 7
4 / 30 / 3 / 3 / 9
 
This scaling is for Fire spells with decreased MP cost to 4/8/16/32. For Blizzard, it'll have more multiplier at 16/19/25/34 with increased MP cost to 5/10/20/40. For Thunder, i will also have decreased CT by 1 with original MP cost.
 
Cure spells will also be affected with new area scaling healing 35/50/65/100% with regen status added as before. These new mechanics will affect strategies with Black/White Magicks a lot so please make better uses of them.
 
Squire and Chemist getting uber upgrades (Not to Ramza's UberSquire level though)
 
Original Squire was quite useless with tactless abilities that can't be useful after chapter 1 except for grinding. Now Squire gets all abilities revamped and upgraded for better uses in in its own job and others too.
 
Focus: Changed to "First Aid" healing self with 20% of HP.
Rush: Changed damage formula to PA/2 * PA for more reliable damage without triggering reaction ability.
Stone: Changed to "Focus Strike" dealing weapon +1 damage with 3 CT similar to Holy Knight's ability. I recommend to try with Axe weapon.
Salve: Added Oil status to be cured too. Immobilize/Disable should be healed with Esuna (decreased MP cost), Purification, and Remedy (decreased price).
 
Randomized damage weapons like axe will become much more useful with new Focus Strike ability as it will deal CONSTANT damage with CT 3. Axe weapons will also have chance to inflict slow status too.
 
As for Chemist, I already explained before in 1.3 release but I'll summarize again with new updates here as well. First of all, Auto-Potion is gone in 1.4. It's heavily used as cheap tactics and cripple X-Potion too much.
 
Potions are now re-balanced to 30/60/120 as I hoped to do without Auto-Potion. Price of Potion will be increased to 80 and X-Potion will be decreased to 500 to make the game more balanced and challenging.
 
I also changed Golden Needle and Maiden's Kiss to provide Protect/Shell buff to a single target. Chemist can also learn Equip Gun without going through all the way to Orator now.
 
And here's the catch for important notes about stats growth, both Squire and Chemist will no longer suffer from PA/MA Growth anymore so you can safely grind abilities without worrying about poor stats on level up now.
 
Equipment changes and upgrades
 
Since some people abused absorbing element as healing so they can use offensive spells to heal friendly fire hit, I fixed changes related to elemental as below and also give some buff to some items too.
 
-Added attritbute on Nu Khai Armband with strengthening Dark element
-Added bonus +1 Move to Hermes Shoes
-Added chance to inflict Slow status on Axe weapons aside Slasher
-Changed Chaos Blade's weapon type to Fellsword
-Changed Excalibur/Chameleon Robe's attribute from absorbing Holy to halfing damage
-Changed Fire Shield/Ice Shield's attribute from absorbing the same element to negating damage
-Changed Gaia Gear's attribute from absorbing Earth to negating damage
-Changed Gun's damage formula to PA*WP
-Changed Juravis' rare poach to Winged Boots
-Changed Rubber Boots to Soldier Boots with bonus +1 Move and +1 PA, price increased to 10,000 and available in the last outfitter along with Thief's Cap
-Changed Stoneshooter's effect to have chance to petrify unit on hit
-Decreased MA bonus of Wizard's Robe (2 -> 1)
-Decreased MP bonus (60 -> 50) and PA bonus (2 -> 1) of Lordly Robe
-Decreased PA/MA bonus of Tynar Rogue (3 -> 2)
-Decreased PA bonus of Bracer (3 -> 2) and price (50,000 -> 30,000)
-Increased weapon power of polearm items by 1 except Javelin II (16 -> 18)
 
Most items are nerfed for re-balance purposes but you also get some buffs and rework like Hermes Shoes having +1 Move, Chaos Blade is now Fellsword for Dark Knight with 18 WP, and Rubber Boots was reworked to Soldier Boots with +1 Move/PA.
 
Job's stats and abilities re-balance
 
After releasing 1.3 and playing for a while, I realized some changes I made affected game balance so I made some adjustments on those jobs to work more properly.
 
Squire: abilities reworked for better uses (No more Focus and Stone abuse)
Chemist: Auto-Potion removed and buff X-Potion, MA Multiplier increased, and no PA Growth penalty
Knight: Rend abilities are buffed and have re-balance applied
Archer: Removed CT from all abilities, change Leg/Arm Shot to have 65 + Speed success rate, and can no longer equip knife
White Mage: Cure spells are reworked, support abilities are buffed, and Wall will actually cast Wall status for 16 ticks
Black Mage: Fire/Blizzard/Thunder spells are reworked, chance based spells has success rate increased
Monk: Can no longer equip Pole
Thief: Steal has original success rate except Shield and Accessory without Shirahadori, PA Multiplier increased
Orator: PA Multiplier increased
Dragoon: Polearm has weapon power increased by 1
Samurai: Chirijiraden's Iaido ability power decreased
Ninja: PA Multiplier decreased
Arcanist: Changed innate abilities to Defense Boost/Arcane Defense, fixed Lucavi skill learning bug, MP Multiplier increased, MA Multiplier decreased, Migardsomr's ability power decreased
Dark Knight: Vehemence is innate only, PA Multiplier decreased
Ramza: Can equip Fellsword in chapter 4
Mustadio: Skill set changed to original Aim
Agrias: PA Growth/Multiplier increased
Orlandeau: Skill set changed to Duskblade/Shadowblade/Aegis/Dispelna/Chant/Holy, PA/MA Growth increased
Beowulf: Chicken will temporary add Chicken status
Dragonkin: PA/MA Growth decreased
Cloud: PA Growth decreased
 
After numerous tries I went for perfecting the new balance, some jobs have improved stats and abilities and some received nerfs on stats and abilities. Please read full changelog for details.
 
Toughen up some boss fights and also with more rewards
 
In version 1.4, I buffed one additional support ability from Attack/Defense Boost and Arcane Strength/Defense to appropriate bosses. They'll become a bit harder to bit but shouldn't impose significant difficulty for bonus rewards.
 
-Toughened up Aliste with Arcane Strength but you can also steal his equipment and get Genji Glove as War Trophy
-Toughened up Argath with Arcane Defense but you can get Chaos Blade from treasure hunt
-Toughened up Bremont's Dark Dragon form with Defense Boost but you can also get Lordly Robe as War Trophy
-Toughened up Elmdore with Attack Boost but you can also steal his equipment
 
Since you can steal items without worrying about Shirahadori now, I believe this will justify the challenges in gameplay a bit more. You still can't use Rend abilities on bosses with Shirahadori though.
 
That's all for the summarize about 1.4 release. I know it's pretty long and you can see why it's that long from the changelog below.
 
1.4
-Added attritbute on Nu Khai Armband with strengthening Dark element
-Added bonus +1 Move to Hermes Shoes
-Added chance to inflict Slow status on Axe weapons aside Slasher
-Added equip Fellsword to Ramza's Squire in chapter 4
-Added/Updated missing information in ability/item description
-Agrias equips Defender and Gaffgarion equips Chaos Blade in tutorial battle
-Changed Arcanist's innate abilities to Defense Boost/Arcane Defense
-Changed Chaos Blade's weapon type to Fellsword
-Changed Chicken ability to temporary inflict Chicken status
-Changed CT of Fire/Blizzard spells to 4/5/7/9
-Changed CT of Thunder spells to 3/4/6/8
-Changed Cure/Fire/Thunder/Blizzard spells with new effect area-vertical to 0-0/1-1/1-3/2-3
-Changed Cure spells' healing factor percentage to 35/50/65/100 with CT 2/3/5/7
-Changed damage factor of Fire spells to 15/18/23/30 and decrease MP cost to 4/8/16/32
-Changed damage factor of Thunder/Blizzard spells to 16/19/25/34
-Changed Excalibur/Chameleon Robe's attribute from absorbing Holy to halfing damage
-Changed Fire Shield/Ice Shield's attribute from absorbing the same element to negating damage
-Changed Focus to First Aid to heal self with 20% HP
-Changed Gaia Gear's attribute from absorbing Earth to negating damage
-Changed Gun's damage formula to PA*WP
-Changed Juravis' rare poach to Winged Boots
-Changed Machinist's skill set to original Aim up to Aim +7 with 10 CT
-Changed Migardsormr to have damage factor decreased (22 -> 20), and MP cost increased (0 -> 30)
-Changed Nanoflare's damage formula to (MA+8)/2 * MA
-Changed Rend MP to decrease damage percentage of MP (50 -> 35) and increase success rate (50 -> 65)
-Changed Rubber Boots to Soldier Boots with bonus +1 Move and +1 PA, price increased to 10,000 and available in the last outfitter along with Thief's Cap
-Changed Salve ability to also cure Oil and no longer remove Disable, Immobilize status
-Changed Steal/Plunder abilities to not be affected by Shirahadori and have success rate from original Steal except Shield and Accessory
-Changed Stone ability to Focus Strike dealing PA * (WP+1) with CT increased (0 -> 3) and can be learned without JP cost
-Changed Stoneshooter's effect to have chance to petrify unit on hit
-Changed Sword Saint's skill set with Duskblade/Shadowblade/Aegis/Dispelna/Chant/Holy
-Changed Wall's status to Wall for 16 ticks, hit rate increased (140 -> 200), and increased CT (4 -> 5)
-Changed X-Potion to heal 120HP with price increased (400 -> 500)
-Fixed bugs in some Rapha and Marach's abilities that won't hit randomly
-Fixed Meltdown/Tornado/Quake appearing in Arcanist's skill list before learning
-Fixed Undead Archer using original Aim abilities
-Dance and Song abilities can no longer be mimiced
-Decreased CT of Meditate ability (6 -> 5)
-Decreased CT of Ramuh ability (7 -> 6)
-Decreased damage factor (22 -> 20) and MP cost (24 -> 16) of Ifrit ability
-Decreased damage factor of Chirijiraden ability (24 -> 20)
-Decreased damage factor of Migardsomr ability (24 -> 20)
-Decreased damage factor of Titan ability (25 -> 24)
-Decreased MA bonus of Wizard's Robe (2 -> 1)
-Decreased MA Growth on Dragonkin job (38 -> 40)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Arcanist job (150 -> 135)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Squire job (80 -> 75)
-Decreased MP bonus (60 -> 50) and PA bonus (2 -> 1) of Lordly Robe
-Decreased MP cost of Esuna ability (18 -> 8) and increased hit rate (190 -> 200)
-Decreased MP cost of Shiva ability (24 -> 20)
-Decreased PA/MA bonus of Tynar Rogue (3 -> 2)
-Decreased PA Growth on Dragonkin job (39 -> 42)
-Decreased PA Growth on Soldier job (42 -> 45)
-Decreased PA bonus of Bracer (3 -> 2) and price (50,000 -> 30,000)
-Decreased PA Multiplier on Archer job (110 -> 100)
-Decreased PA Multiplier on Dark Knight job (110 -> 100)
-Decreased PA Multiplier on Ninja job (110 -> 100)
-Decreased success rate of Rend Speed/Rend Power/Rend Magick abilities (70 -> 65)
-Increased damage factor of Meteor ability (40 -> 42)
-Increased damage factor of Unholy Darkness ability (37 -> 38)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Chemist job (80 -> 90)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Arcanist job (80 -> 100)
-Increased PA Growth on Bard job (65 -> 50)
-Increased PA Growth on Chemist job (65 -> 50)
-Increased PA Growth on Holy Knight job (50 -> 48)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Orator job (75 -> 85)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Thief job (100 -> 110)
-Increased Potion's price (50 -> 80)
-Increased Speed Growth on Machinist job (100 -> 90)
-Increased success rate of Assassin's abilities to 65% + Speed
-Increased success rate of Death ability (100 -> 120)
-Increased success rate of Leg Shot/Arm Shot abilities to 65% + Speed and will not be evadeable and affected by Shirahadori
-Increased success rate of Rend Helm/Armor/Weapon abilities by 5
-Increased success rate of Reraise ability (140 -> 160)
-Increased weapon power of polearm items by 1 except Javelin II (16 -> 18)
-Lucavi bosses are immune to Stop/Slow/Immobilize
-Protectja/Shellja/Hasteja won't hit enemies and Slowja won't hit allies with decreased JP/MP cost
-Recruited unit can be controlled as a guest during sidequest battles
-Removed Auto-Potion as learnable ability
-Removed CT on Poison Strike/Oily Strike/Leg Shot/Arm Shot
-Removed Vehemence from Dark Knight's learnable ability list (Innate only)
-Reverted changes on Cyclops ability
-Reverted equip Knife on Archer
-Reverted equip Pole on Monk
-Reverted PA/MA Growth on Sword Saint
-Reverted Speed Multiplier change on Machinist job
-Toughened up Aliste with Arcane Strength but you can also steal his equipment and get Genji Glove as War Trophy
-Toughened up Argath with Arcane Defense but you can get Chaos Blade from treasure hunt
-Toughened up Bremont's Dark Dragon form with Defense Boost but you can also get Lordly Robe as War Trophy
-Toughened up Elmdore with Attack Boost but you can also steal his equipment
 
Download
My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.
 
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4 (PSP USA): https://www.mediafire.com/file/9uwth5925cf2ktf
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4 (PSP EUR): https://www.mediafire.com/file/fbyhm6z3ialz85k
 
For full release information, please check this link below.
 
 
I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)
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I've been on an FFT kick for a few weeks now and I'm interested in this mod but I'd love to know how much the story battles have been modified. Vanilla is over saturated with Knights, Archers and basic mages, ya know? Also have you considered just removing JP Boost?

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45 minutes ago, Jordan said:

I've been on an FFT kick for a few weeks now and I'm interested in this mod but I'd love to know how much the story battles have been modified. Vanilla is over saturated with Knights, Archers and basic mages, ya know? Also have you considered just removing JP Boost?

So far story battles remain as vanilla except recruited guest units can be controlled and and bosses are buffed a bit. I intend to keep the vanilla play style but knight, archer, mages receives a lot of improvements so they won't be like original game play.

As for JP boost, I don't consider removing it but I wouldn't go as far as adding as an innate ability. Player can choose to take advantage of support skill or JP Boost which seems to be fair enough. With JP Boost, you can unlock Samurai/Ninja job in chapter 2 when their items becoming available without grinding required.

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DAY 1 PATCH UPDATE WAS APPLIED: First Aid will apply Regen to self and remove CT of Focus Strike attacking without evasion and randomized damage in calculation. You can re-apply patch and play on your current 1.4 save file as these changes won't affect save data.
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I'm playing through now and enjoying it-- however, I just realized the help text on Ramza's Tailwind in Chapter 1 says that it gives the target but actually it does Quick. 

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On 10/26/2018 at 8:05 AM, computerghoul said:

I'm playing through now and enjoying it-- however, I just realized the help text on Ramza's Tailwind in Chapter 1 says that it gives the target but actually it does Quick. 

Glad to hear you like my mod. I changed speed stat boosting to instant quick to fix abusive speed buff in certain fight. Since Ramza is our protagonist, I believe it's OK for him to have and upgraded Quick is harder broken on my gameplay. Changes in Ramza's abilities are based on Reis' abilities which were adjusted to work with human too. :)

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FFT: WOTL Valeria 1.4.1  is out now with re-balance updates on physical jobs and items

Hi everyone. I hope you like FFT Valeria 1.4 I released on another day. After playing for a while with new changes I made, I realized something about power balance of physical jobs not being distributed properly.

After nerfing Ninja's PA Multiplier a bit, I realized Knight is actually the strongest hitter and also the best tank with Knight's Sword + Shield. I thought about nerfing tanking capabilities but it won't be consistent with Dragoon.

I also looked around magical jobs and found Orator didn't get PA Multiplier raised too. After re-evaluating and did some test runs with my save files, I made some adjustments as below.

Squire: Change Focus Strike to Weapon Strike performing unevadable attack with full weapon potentials
Knight: Decrease PA Multiplier a bit for re-balance purposes
Monk: Decrease Speed Multiplier a little
Orator: Fixed forgetting to increase PA Multiplier in previous patch
Geomancer: About right but little more evasion won't hurt.
Dragoon: Decrease HP Multiplier and evasion a bit for offensive job.
Ninja: Increase PA Multiplier back to 1.3 version and add 5% evasion bonus to NinjaBlade

Most changes in PA distribution won't affect gameplay much but it should help balancing role distribution among physical jobs better.

Aside from improving stats distribution between jobs, I also improved items re-balance a bit in this update too as below.

-Added bonus +1 PA to Air Knife
-Added Dark element attribute to Kotetsu weapon
-Changed Fire Shield's attribute to halving Fire damage only
-Changed Gaia Gear's attribute from negating to halving Earth damage
-Changed Ice Shield's attribute to halving Ice damage only
-Decreased MA bonus (2 -> 1) and evasion rate on Runeblade (15 -> 10)
-Increased bonus evasion on NinjaBlade items by 5

The idea of negating damage seems to be ridiculously powerful so I changed negating element to halving only and remove additional element bonus on Fire/Ice Shield.

Runeblade having 2 MA bonus leads to some broken build with Dual Wield so I nerfed MA and evasion bonus a bit. Now you can combo with Aegis Shield without trying Dual Wield for extra +2 MA.

Since it seems Runeblade is still way too powerful comparing to other weapons despite being nerfed, I also added +1 PA to Air Knife and 5% evasion bonus to NinjaBlade weapons.

The goal is to get every job and items being useful in about same tier and we're getting closer now. If you have any suggestion to improve, please let me know. :)

1.4.1
-Added bonus +1 PA to Air Knife
-Added Dark element attribute to Kotetsu weapon
-Changed Flame Shield's attribute to halving Fire damage only
-Changed Focus Strike to Weapon Strike performing unevadable attack with full weapon potentials
-Changed Gaia Gear's attribute from negating to halving Earth damage
-Changed Ice Shield's attribute to halving Ice damage only
-Decreased Evasion on Dragoon job (15 -> 10)
-Decreased MA bonus (2 -> 1) and evasion rate on Runeblade (15 -> 10)
-Decreased PA Multiplier on Knight job (120 -> 110)
-Decreased HP Multiplier on Dragoon job (120 -> 110)
-Decreased Speed Multiplier on Monk job (105 -> 100)
-Fixed Weapon Strike's animation glitches
-Increased bonus evasion on NinjaBlade items by 5
-Increased Evasion on Geomancer job (10 -> 15)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Ninja job (100 -> 110)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Orator job (75 -> 85) [Fixed Missing]
-Ramza equips Battle Axe in tutorial battle (for demonstrating Weapon Strike)

Download
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.1 (PSP USA): https://www.mediafire.com/file/j27jpztiw7v7vyx
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.1 (PSP EUR): https://www.mediafire.com/file/awexocrb9g3mf91

I'm also recording my gameplay in this YouTube channel below. :)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6ksHHewKnFvvTpGoBWn-MuLxCxejIOO

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FFT: WOTL Valeria 1.4.2 is out glitches fix and re-balance on Ramza's abilities

After playing chapter 2 for a while, I realized something was off and some people reported about endless move Quick glitch that I forget to remove casting on self. So I fixed that glitch and re-analyze Ramza's job again.

Ramza starts from ordinary Squire so I believe allowing him to wield Axe is reasonable enough. Every generic's squire can do except Ramza and he didn't receive any buff like other knights too.

As I checked Reis' abilities and compared to Ramza. I realize Reis has limited range to 2/2 and Ramza's Chant has 1/3 range. So I changed Tailwind and Steel with range 1 and vertical 3 so Time Mage's Quick can use with better range.

After reaching to chapter 3, I realized how gun didn't perform as I hoped for. I thought changing back to WP is all it took but it seems to generate random damage from 24-80 in Orran's battle.

Not that gun's damage can influence's Orran's survival significantly but this isn't how I intend to make the gun work and it'd be worse than fixed WP^2 so I changed gun's damage formula back to default including magic guns.

Aside from that, I also realized I forget to fix Chaos Blade to be forced two hand and not throwable like other Fellswords. If you have any comment about improving game's balance or glitch to fix, please let me know.


1.4.2
-Added equip Axe to Ramza's Squire job
-Changed Gun's damage formula back to WP^2 and magic gun will use original formula too
-Changed Tailwind/Steel to have range 1 with vertical 3 and can't cast to self
-Fixed Chaos Blade's weapon equipment to 2H as Fellsword
-Fixed Tailwind allowing to cast on self to endless movement

You can read full information about this mod from here.

http://www.ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11872.0

>=== Download ===<

My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.

FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.2 (PSP USA) - https://www.mediafire.com/file/sy63q6btxxb4732
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.2 (PSP EUR) - https://www.mediafire.com/file/hrweoeuv65kfob0

I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)

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FFT: WOTL Valeria 1.4.3 is out with some fixes and adjustments

After finishing chapter 3, I realized some changes I made before are a bit too powerful so I nerfed those abilities down a bit.

Leg Shot/Arm Shot are too reliable with over 70% hit rate so adding evasion into calculation will balance things out.

I thought adding 2 PA with Steel is fine for range 1 but adding Steel twice with strong weapons and dual wield deals too strong damage.

Wall status on high speed unit last like 2 turns and sometimes up to 3-4 with Adrenaline Rush so I reduced status duration down a bit.

1.4.3
-Changed success rate of Assassin's abilities to use evasion in calculation
-Changed success rate of Leg Shot/Arm Shot abilities to use evasion in calculation
-Decreased bonus PA on Steel ability (2 -> 1)
-Decreased status duration of Wall (16 -> 12)
-Fixed Kiyomori to add Protect/Shell status properly instead of Wall

You can read full information about this mod from here.

http://www.ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11872.0

If you ever have hard time playing Valeria mod since broken abilities are removed, you can watch my no grind run videos here. It's easy enough to win the battle without grinding. :)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6ksHHewKnFvvTpGoBWn-MuLxCxejIOO

>=== Download ===<

My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.

FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.3 (PSP USA) - https://www.mediafire.com/file/wdiofibnymbi2ac
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.4.3 (PSP EUR) - https://www.mediafire.com/file/b1n868a7799qubm

I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)

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Hello. I really like this mod but I'm having an issue with it. I applied the patch to an iso which already had a slowdown fix patch on it and now the text of cities and what day it is is a jumbled mess of nonsense. Any idea why this is? 

Screenshot_20181129-192513_PPSSPP.jpg

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On 11/30/2018 at 7:25 AM, Xorph said:

Hello. I really like this mod but I'm having an issue with it. I applied the patch to an iso which already had a slowdown fix patch on it and now the text of cities and what day it is is a jumbled mess of nonsense. Any idea why this is? 

Screenshot_20181129-192513_PPSSPP.jpg

I'm glad to hear you like Valeria mod. This mod includes slowdown fix so you need to apply on clean ISO without slowdown patch.

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Merry Christmas everyone. Today I'd like to give me present to FFT fans with Valeria 1.5 update. After the long development for version 1.5 update, it's finally done with completed re-balance in every spot.

 

[Chapter 1 true re-balance]

First of all, I'd like to introduce the proper gameplay in chapter 1. Ramza, Delita and Argath will not receive bonus HP/PA/MA boost anymore. Delita will still have little HP boost and Argath will also have evasion boost though.

This will make them no different from other generic squire with little boost. They can't tank or deal harder damage anymore so please plan your game accordingly and you'll do fine.

I highly recommend everyone to start over with Veleria 1.5 to experience the new gameplay changes making whole new experience while still being faithful to vanilla mechanics.

 

[Ramza the Heretic]

Ramza has stats progression will now affect his HP/MP/Evasion too for better improvements over time. Ramza will become gradually stronger over the time.

Squire
HP Multiplier: 100
HP Growth: 11
MP Multiplier: 85
MP Growth: 13
PA Growth: 50
PA Multiplier: 90
MA Growth: 48
MA Multiplier: 80
C-Ev%: 5

Mercenary
HP Multiplier: 110
HP Growth: 10
MP Multiplier: 95
MP Growth: 12
PA Growth: 48
PA Multiplier: 100
MA Growth: 46
MA Multiplier: 90
C-Ev%: 10

Heretic
HP Multiplier: 120
HP Growth: 10
MP Multiplier: 105
MP Growth: 11
PA Growth: 45
PA Multiplier: 110
MA Growth: 45
MA Multiplier: 100
C-Ev%: 15

Ramza's job name will be changed over time as "Squire -> Mercenary -> Heretic". In his final upgrade, he'll have some stats increased comparing to original as below.

HP Growth: 11 -> 10
PA Growth: 50 -> 45
MA Growth: 48 -> 45
C-Ev%: 10 -> 15

His PA/MA Growth are adjusted to be more balanced with some bonus to compensate for starting the game as true ordinary Squire as well.

 

[Item re-balance]

A lot of weapons are re-balanced to scale better over time such as Bow with 1-4 bonus weapon power instead of fixed 2 and Katana getting extra weapon power with Brave factor in consideration.

Ninja's throwing Shuriken will be stronger with 2 bonus weapon power with price adjusted to make Throw skill set being more useful than chipping some damage.

Knight's Sword has Holy attribute as a counterpart of Fell Sword now. Equip status of Knight's Sword will be re-distributed to proper placement for re-balanced purposes.

Block rate limit is decreased down to 35 (40 for Defender and Dancer's Cloth) with some information corrected. For other item re-balance updates, please check full changelog for details.

 

[Overhual job re-balance]

During my 1.4 gameplay, I found some jobs performing something better or worse than others so I applied re-balance in finer details like HP/MP along with other changes for each job as below.

Squire
To make Squire deserving to be used as a main job more, I increased PA Growth a bit though previous patch is fine. I also decreased MP a bit for physical oriented job.

Chemist
I increased MA/MP growth a bit so this job can provide better magic support as a main with little boost on MP too.

Knight
I increased his HP growth a bit so he can do tanking job better and decrease MP growth and multiplier to limit magic's efficiency a bit.

Archer
Archer is now faster with bonus speed but not as fast as Thief. I also increased HP/MP growth a bit too which make Archer a more desirable job to use especially with magic support role.

Status infliction on Venom Strike/Oily Strike will be chance based now and increased ticks for Poison status. Barrage is changed to Lightning Strike based on A2 reference and Burial will crystalize Undead instead of stone.

White Mage
Cure spells has healing factor changed to 30/40/60/100 and only Curaja will add Regen status so only with increased ticks. Cura won't be enough anymore. I also reduced CT of Protectja/Shallja to be more useful.

Wall ability seems to be a bit powerful even with short ticks so I decreased its hit rate down but also decreased CT too. HP growth is also decreased a bit in consideration of passive Defense Boost.

Black Mage
CT of 4-tier spells are decreased to 3/4/6/8 making spells launching faster (2/3/5/7 for Thunder spells) and damage scaling is changed to 14/17/23/32 for re-balance purposes (15/19/26/36 for Blizzard spells).

Although its magic offensive spells are nerfed a bit but Blizzard spells are strong enough. I also increased PA/MA growth to lower the loss of grinding spells to use with physical jobs.

Monk
Since Monk doesn't have Hat equipment and PA Multiplier is decreased, I increased HP Growth/Multiplier a bit to make up losing offense. I also increased PA growth and decreased MA growth a bit too.

Thief
This job is already good enough so no re-balance is actually applied on this job. Maybe decreasing block rate of Main Gauche is worth mentioning here.

Mystic
Mystic will have 4 move now as the only 4 move mage with MA growth increased and PA growth decreased. Corruption/Fervor/Induration abilities will have hit rate increased a bit too.

Orator
You can now learn Auto-Potion again in Valeria though it'll be harder to learn on Orator with increased JP. I increased MA/MP growth a lot and nerf PA growth to compensate it too.

Dragoon
Dragoon is still too powerful so I decreased HP multiplier and PA growth a bit but I also increased Speed and MA growth with bonus evasion as original Dragoon now.

I need to nerf Dragoon more because Polearm and Jump are very strong and I increased weapon power of some late game weapon a bit too (Not Javalin II which is already very strong).

Geomancer
Since equipment with MA boosting makes Geomancer skills a bit powerful in some situation, I decided to decrease MA multiplier a little more.

Time Mage
MA growth and multiplier are increased a lot with PA growth decreased a bit making Time Mage more powerful unit to have.

Meteor will be slightly weaker based on lower CT value. Hasteja/Slowja will cast faster and Graviga has hit rate increased but won't slow unit anymore.

Summoner
A lot of skill set re-balance. I increased hit rate of Carbuncle/Sylph abilities. I also decreased CT of Salamander/Sylph abilities too. Leviathan will have CT increased a bit.

Ramuh and Odin has damage factor decreased for re-balance with similiar tier abilities and Titan will be significantly stronger now. I also increased MA growth a lot on this job.

Samurai
I increased MA Multiplier and MP Growth a bit for better Samurai as a main. As Katana weapons are buffed, I nerfed a few early Iaido offensive abilities to compensate it too.

Since there's a few abilities adjusted so I recommend you to read full changelog. For now, Kiyomori and Masamune will apply random status instead of all status.

Ninja
Vanish is back now with 20 ticks meaning you can't keep hiding forever. Aside from Dancer move, Regen status can be useful with high speed vanish unit.

I also increased Shuriken and Bomb damage with 2 bonus weapon power so throw will be stronger now with more gil to spend for.

Arcanist
Since most abilities are very powerful, I decreased its MA Multiplier a bit and nerf Migardsormr and Nanoflare for re-balance purposes. However, I increased MA growth to be highest among generic jobs.

Holy/Flare/Meteor/Bahamut abilities are removed from skill set but Meltdown/Tornado/Quake can be learned instead with some changes. Please read full changelog for details.

Bard
There's no re-balance applied to this job yet.

Dancer
There's no re-balance applied to this job except her Cloth having block rate decreased by 10.

Mime
I decreased HP and PA growth a bit and increased other stats to make Mime being useful without extensive grinding required.

Though Mime can't assign any ability at all but you can gain JP and learn its innate Concentration ability which is banned in Valeria for a while now.

Onion Knight
Onion Knight is revamped from meme job into something decent with 100 HP/MP/Speed/PA/MA multiplier and boost to 120 when mastered. It comes with Reequip/Dual Wield/Doublehand/Parry as a weapon master too.

But that's not all, Onion Knight finally has Huntcraft skill set borrowed from Game Hunter with monster abilities you can learn on hit and some useful and unique abilities. Please read full changelog for details.

These changes are observed from my previous 1.4 gameplay so most of them should perform well but let me know if you have suggestion about job re-balance.

 

[Special character re-balance]

As I revamped Ramza from UberSquire to proper job progression, I also modified other special characters too. They also have better jobs unlocked on recruit too.

Ladd
He will join with Chemist level 6 unlocked so you can make good use of items from him.

Alicia
She will join with Thief level 4 unlocked so you can start working on stealing if you don't have one already.

Levian
She will join with Monk level 4 unlocked so you can start working on Samurai path sooner if you don't have one already.

Mustadio
Although gun won't reply on PA but increasing PA for cases of using Bow should be fine and he will join with Geomancer level 3 unlocked (faster access to Ninja).

Agrias
Since her speed issue can be resolved with Tynar Rogue, I reverted speed growth and increased PA growth a bit instead. She will join with Dragoon level 3 unlocked (faster access to Samurai).

Luso
I changed his skill set to Mettle (Ramza's CH4) and he will join with Summoner level 4 unlocked so he can learn Golem with other useful abilities.

Rapha
I changed damage scaling of her Sky Mantra abilities to 12/14/16/18/10/24 and she will join with Black Mage level 8 unlocked to help her brother mastering Dark Knight sooner.

Marach
I changed damage scaling of his Nether Mantra abilities to 36/42/48/54/30/72 and he will jion with Knight level 8 unlocked to become Dark Knight sooner.

Orlandeau
Since he has zodiac stone with decent magic stats, he will join with Arcanist level 1 unlocked for faster access to all kinds of main magicks.

Meliadoul
I reverted her move back to 4 and increased her MP growth a bit more. Crush armor and weapon will have CT lowered too. She will join with Ninja level 1 unlocked to grind some speed and abilities.

Beowulf
He's already good with Mystic job unlocked but wouldn't hurt to unlock level 8 on recruit.

Reis
She will join with Samurai level 1 unlocked so you can learn to equip sword or katana sooner along with Iaido.

Balthier
He's also good with Martial Arts support so he will join with Monk level 8 unlocked

Cloud
He will join at party level with with Time Mage level 8 unlocked to combo with Meteor based limit break abilities.

 

[Safeguard on important bosses]

In some particularly fights I recorded, important enemies with good set of equipment ended up having to steal making unneeded mess in gameplay.

So, I decided to make some changes in important fights for specific bosses as below.

Gaffgarion: Have Safeguard equipped and he will drop Blood Sword after you defeat him for the last time. He also has Chant ability added to heal his allies adding depth to his character more.
Elmdore: Have Concentration equipped with innate Safeguard. He may seem harder with Concentration but you can get Masamune drop from defeating Zalera so make best effort to defeat him fast.
Dycedarg: Have Safeguard equipped but you can get Defender drop from defeating Adremmelech though you may already have one from Meliadoul fight.

You can get Genji set from Aliste later so not being able to steal from Elmdore shouldn't hurt much. Getting Genji set from Elmdore will also break the game balance too.

 

Phew. That's a lot of updates to write about and there's still a few not mentioned yet. You can read completed changelog below for details.

1.5
-Added Chant ability to Gaffgarion (Ch.2) and Argath (Ch.4)
-Added Huntcraft skill set with Ice Breath/Fire Breath/Thunder Breath/Charm/Celestial Stasis/Choco Esuna/Choco Cure/Goblin Punch/Self-Destruct/Ink/Bewitching Gaze/Doom/Guardian Nymph/Shell Nymph/Almagest/Dark Whisper to Onion Knight job
-Changed Cure spells healing factor ratio (35/50/65/100 -> 30/40/60/100) and only Curaja will have Regen effect
-Changed Barrage's ability name to Lightning Strike
-Changed Bewitching Gaze to inflict Silence status with (50+MA)% success rate and have 2 linear range
-Changed Bow's weapon power scaling from 2 bonus weapon power to 1-4 bonus weapon power based on chapter
-Changed Cloud to join at party's level
-Changed CT of 4-tier Fire/Blizzard spells to 3/4/6/8
-Changed CT of 4-tier Thunder spells to 2/3/5/7
-Changed damage scaling of 4-tier Blizzard spells to 15/19/26/36
-Changed damage scaling of 4-tier Fire/Thunder spells to 14/17/23/32
-Changed damage scaling of Nether Mantra abilities to 36/42/48/54/30/72
-Changed damage scaling of Sky Mantra abilities to 12/14/16/18/10/24
-Changed Excalibur's equip status removed and decreased weapon power (21 -> 20)
-Changed Game Hunter's skill set from Huntcraft to Mettle (Ramza CH4)
-Changed HP/MP Multiplier on Delita/Argath to be on Squire level in chapter 1
-Changed job unlocked on special character units except Balthier and Beowulf
-Changed Kiyomori to add random Protect/Shell status
-Changed Masamune to add random Regen/Haste status
-Changed Meltdown/Tornado/Quake to be learnable abilities with 1,200 JP cost
-Changed Meltdown to target self only and have chance to inflict Disable status
-Changed Mime's job unlocking requirements to unlocking all jobs except Dark Knight
-Changed Nagrarok with weapon power increased (1 -> 8) and decreased block rate (50 -> 35)
-Changed Ninja's throwing bomb with weapon power increased by 2 and price increasd (50/300/1000 -> 100/500/1000)
-Changed Ninja's throwing shuriken with weapon power increased by 2 and price increasd (250 -> 400)
-Changed Onion Knight's HP Growth to 10
-Changed Onion Knight's MP Growth to 10
-Changed Onion Knight's Speed Growth to 90
-Changed Onion Knight's PA Growth to 40
-Changed Onion Knight's MA Growth to 40
-Changed Onion Knight's HP/MP/Speed/PA/MA Multiplier to 100 (120 when mastered)
-Changed Onion Knight's job unlocking requirements to Squire(4), Chemist(4)
-Changed Osafune to damage (30+MA)% of MP with faith based hit rate 200%
-Changed Quake to target self only with non-faith magic damage at 24 damage factor and have chance to inflict Immobilize status
-Changed Ramza's UberSquire stats progression to affect HP/MP Multiplier, HP/MP Growth, and Evasion too
-Changed Ramza's UberSquire name from only Squire to "Squire -> Mercenary -> Heretic"
-Changed Ragnarok's equip status (Shell -> Haste)
-Changed Seal Evil to Burial which crystalizes Undead unit with success rate decreased (70 -> 65) and use evasion in calculation
-Changed status infliction of Venom Strike/Oily Strike to chance based
-Changed Tornado to target self only with 35% HP damage with 160 faith-based hit rate and have chance to inflict Slow status
-Decreased block rate of Cloth weapons (50 -> 40)
-Decreased block rate of Defender (50 -> 40) and add equip Shell status
-Decreased block rate of Main Gauche (50 -> 35)
-Decreased CT of crush abilities (2 for Helm, 3 for Accessory, 4 for Armor, and 5 for Weapon)
-Decreased CT of Protectja/Shellja/Hasteja/Slowja abilities (7 -> 5)
-Decreased CT of Salamander ability (13 -> 12)
-Decreased damage factor of Ama-no-Murakumo ability (14 -> 13)
-Decreased damage factor of Ashura ability (8 -> 7)
-Decreased damage factor of Kotetsu ability (12 -> 10) and has Dark element attribute added
-Decreased damage factor of Migardsormr ability (20 -> 18)
-Decreased damage factor of Nanoflare ability (8 -> 7)
-Decreased damage factor of Odin ability (38 -> 34)
-Decreased damage factor of Meteor ability (42 -> 40)
-Decreased damage factor of Ramuh ability (22 -> 20)
-Decreased Gastrophetes' weapon power (10 -> 9)
-Decreased hit rate of Wall ability (200 -> 160) and decrease CT (5 -> 4)
-Decreased HP Growth on Mime job (6 -> 7)
-Decreased HP Growth on White Mage job (10 -> 11)
-Decreased HP Multiplier on Dragoon job (110 -> 100)
-Decreased MA Growth on Monk job (51 -> 52)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Arcanist job (135 -> 125)
-Decreased MA Multiplier on Geomancer job (100 -> 95)
-Decreased MP Growth on Knight job (15 -> 16)
-Decreased MP Multiplier on Squire job (75 -> 70)
-Decreased MP Multiplier on Knight job (80 -> 60)
-Decreased PA Growth on Dragoon job (40 -> 45)
-Decreased PA Growth on Mime job (35 -> 38)
-Decreased PA Growth on Orator job (50 -> 60)
-Decreased Speed Growth on Holy Knight job (98 -> 100)
-Fixed Headband's description with bonus PA increased (1 -> 2)
-Fixed Salve's description Slow status removal changed to Oil
-Fixed Tailwind's description to add Quick status
-Fixed Wizard's Robe's description with bonus MA decreased (2 -> 1)
-Increased bonus HP of Cachusha/Barette (10 -> 30)
-Increased bonus MP of Black Robe (30 -> 40)
-Increased CT of Leviathan ability (13 -> 14)
-Increased damage factor of Chirijiraden ability (20 -> 21)
-Increased damage factor of Titan ability (24 -> 28)
-Increased healing factor of Choco Cure ability (3 -> 4)
-Increased hit rate of Corruption ability (100 -> 120)
-Increased hit rate of Carbuncle ability (150 -> 160)
-Increased hit rate of Fervor ability (120 -> 140)
-Increased hit rate of Graviga ability (120 -> 140) and remove chance to inflict Slow status
-Increased hit rate of Guardian Nymph ability (45 -> 65), effect area (1 -> 2), vertical (0 -> 3), and don't hit enemies
-Increased hit rate of Induration ability (120 -> 130)
-Increased hit rate of Shell Nymph ability (45 -> 65), effect area (1 -> 2), vertical (0 -> 3), and don't hit enemies
-Increased hit rate of Sylph ability (150 -> 170) and decrease CT (7 -> 5)
-Increased HP Growth on Archer job (11 -> 10)
-Increased HP Growth on Knight job (10 -> 9)
-Increased HP Growth on Monk job (9 -> 8)
-Increased HP Multiplier on Mime job (140 -> 150)
-Increased HP Multiplier on Monk job (135 -> 140)
-Increased Javelin II's weapon power (18 -> 20)
-Increased Katana's weapon power scaling with brave formula in consideration
-Increased MA Growth on Arcanist job (46 -> 40)
-Increased MA Growth on Black Mage job (48 -> 47)
-Increased MA Growth on Chemist job (50 -> 48)
-Increased MA Growth on Dragoon job (55 -> 52)
-Increased MA Growth on Mime job (40 -> 38)
-Increased MA Growth on Mystic job (48 -> 47)
-Increased MA Growth on Orator job (48 -> 45)
-Increased MA Growth on Summoner Mage job (47 -> 42)
-Increased MA Growth on Time Mage job (47 -> 45)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Mime job (115 -> 150)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Samurai job (95 -> 100)
-Increased MA Multiplier on Time Mage job (125 -> 135)
-Increased MP Growth on Archer job (15 -> 14)
-Increased MP Growth on Chemist job (16 -> 14)
-Increased MP Growth on Divine Knight job (15 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Mime job (30 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Orator job (18 -> 12)
-Increased MP Growth on Samurai job (14 -> 13)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Archer job (65 -> 70)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Chemist job (75 -> 80)
-Increased MP Multiplier on Mime job (50 -> 80)
-Increased PA Growth on Black Mage job (60 -> 55)
-Increased PA Growth on Holy Knight job (48 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Machinist job (50 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Monk job (48 -> 45)
-Increased PA Growth on Mystic job (60 -> 55)
-Increased PA Growth on Squire job (50 -> 48)
-Increased PA Growth on Time Mage job (65 -> 60)
-Increased PA Multiplier on Mime job (120 -> 140)
-Increased Move on Mystic job (3 -> 4)
-Increased number of ticks duration for Poison/Regen status (36 -> 48)
-Increased Speed Growth on Dragoon job (100 -> 95)
-Increased Speed Multiplier on Archer job (100 -> 110)
-Moved Auto-Potion back to Orator job
-Moved Concentration back to Mime job
-Moved Vanish back to Ninja job with status duration added for 20 ticks
-Removed bonus +1 MA from Luminous Robe
-Removed Dual Wield from Knight's Sword description
-Removed Holy/Flare/Meteor/Bahamut abilities from Arcanist's skill set
-Reverted Dark element attribute on Kotetsu weapon and its ability
-Reverted Evasion on Dragoon job
-Reverted MP cost scaling of Fire/Ice/Thunder spells including summon
-Reverted Move on Divine Knight job
-Reverted PA Growth on Arcanist job
-Reverted weapon power reduction on Obelisk and Holy Lance
-Toughened up Dycedarg with Safeguard but you can get Defender as War Trophy after defeating his Lucavi form
-Toughened up Elmdore with Concentration and Safeguard but you can get Masamune as War Trophy after defeating him
-Toughened up Gaffgarion with Safeguard but you can get Blood Sword as War Trophy after defeating him

 

Download

My patch comes in PPF format and available for both USA and EUR clean ISO. I also applied slowdown fix thanks to helpful members in FFHacktics.

FFT WotL - Valeria 1.5 (PSP USA): https://www.mediafire.com/file/ads77c7c7z8rx3u
FFT WotL - Valeria 1.5 (PSP EUR): https://www.mediafire.com/file/tkfsj1deie7688f

For full release information, please check this link below.

http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11872.0

I hope you'll enjoy this Valeria mod as much as I do and thanks FFTPatcher team so much for this awesome utility that can help us enjoy Final Fantasy Tactics again. :)

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