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I have to admit it I have never beaten Final Fantasy 6 at all and I feel like I should beat it now and close the book, I just beaten Final Fantasy 4 just recently and I have not beaten it until now (took me more or less 3 days)

Now the help I am asking is simple, There are a lot of party members with really unique classes so I am asking which characters are best to make a balanced party.

My best party in FF 1 and 4 was Attackers plus 1 White Mage and Black Mage, who makes better Attackers and Mages in 6?
In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
Post edited May 17, 2013 by BadDecissions
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BadDecissions: In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
So relm and terra than, what about attackers, I got a rune knight, and assasin, a samurai, locke and edgar
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Post edited May 17, 2013 by saldite
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BadDecissions: In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
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Elmofongo: So relm and terra than, what about attackers, I got a rune knight, and assasin, a samurai, locke and edgar
Really, any of those characters will do. There are late-stage levels where you have to set up multiple parties and send them through dungeons simultaneously, and even before then there are parts of the game where your party is abruptly restricted, so trying to isolate a single perfect party and then stick to it doesn't work as well with this game as it does with others--you'll regret it if you ignore all but four characters.

But for day-to-say use I'd probably use assassin and Edgar of the characters you list.
Post edited May 17, 2013 by BadDecissions
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BadDecissions: Really, any of those characters will do. There are late-stage levels where you have to set up multiple parties and send them through dungeons simultaneously, so trying to isolate a single perfect party and then stick to it doesn't work as well with this game as it does with others--you'll regret it if you ignore all but four characters.
I'll agree with this to some degree.
If you split up your teams so at least one of your powerful characters are on each team, things usually work out.

That said, while there are optimal parties, most characters and character combinations will get you through the game. FF6 isn't that hard in terms of strategy (other than the last dungeon, the dragons, and the option dungeon in the GBA remake). You could honestly just play with your favorites and probably make it through the game alright.
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BadDecissions: In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
I got far so I have another question: That Shadow guy leaves whenever he wants right, is it scripted or there are ways I can keep him around longer?
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BadDecissions: In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
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Elmofongo: I got far so I have another question: That Shadow guy leaves whenever he wants right, is it scripted or there are ways I can keep him around longer?
This is a little hard to answer without spoilers; for the moment, he comes and goes, and it's scripted.

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There is a point in the game where he may leave forever
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If he doesn't, then when he comes back, it will be as a permanent team member.
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BadDecissions: In terms of sheer magic power, the best mage is Relm. She gets overlooked because her special ability is useless, but she has the best magic stats in the game, and if you build her up a little and give her well-selected relics, she will mess the last boss up.
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Elmofongo: I got far so I have another question: That Shadow guy leaves whenever he wants right, is it scripted or there are ways I can keep him around longer?
if you do the right things you can keep if IIRC
there are also the dream sequences you might miss if the party isnt the right mix and go to the right location at the right time.

something about the floating island as well.

*spoilers*
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*spoilers*

edit:
and ninja'd ^_^
Post edited May 17, 2013 by ErekoseDM
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Elmofongo: I got far so I have another question: That Shadow guy leaves whenever he wants right, is it scripted or there are ways I can keep him around longer?
For the first half of the game Shadow is basically a mercenary that you can hire to round out your party at various times, but who can randomly leave the party after any battle. As far as I know this is random and there isn't any way to influence how long he stays. In the second half of the game you can get Shadow to permanently join your party (at least if you took a certain action halfway through the game), at which point he acts like any other permanent party member.
Post edited May 17, 2013 by DarrkPhoenix
i always powerlevel espers and spells on everybody and its a breeze.

wall, vanish, heal, reflect, doom, auto-heal/regen, revive
elemental spells

get GoGo on the team as well, and Umaro

GoGo's skills were great ^_^
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Elmofongo: So relm and terra than, what about attackers, I got a rune knight, and assasin, a samurai, locke and edgar
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BadDecissions: Really, any of those characters will do. There are late-stage levels where you have to set up multiple parties and send them through dungeons simultaneously, and even before then there are parts of the game where your party is abruptly restricted, so trying to isolate a single perfect party and then stick to it doesn't work as well with this game as it does with others--you'll regret it if you ignore all but four characters.

But for day-to-say use I'd probably use assassin and Edgar of the characters you list.
I am back, Spoilers:

Already I have espers and I am going to get more in the imperial facility, how far away am I now?


Also I ahve a problem, Celes the Rune Knight everytime she attacks she loses MP and I don't know why. Is there a way to stop it?
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BadDecissions: Really, any of those characters will do. There are late-stage levels where you have to set up multiple parties and send them through dungeons simultaneously, and even before then there are parts of the game where your party is abruptly restricted, so trying to isolate a single perfect party and then stick to it doesn't work as well with this game as it does with others--you'll regret it if you ignore all but four characters.

But for day-to-say use I'd probably use assassin and Edgar of the characters you list.
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Elmofongo: I am back, Spoilers:

Already I have espers and I am going to get more in the imperial facility, how far away am I now?

Also I ahve a problem, Celes the Rune Knight everytime she attacks she loses MP and I don't know why. Is there a way to stop it?
I'm pretty sure you equipped her with the Rune Blade. That weapon makes critical hits (or just more damage) at the cost of MP.
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Elmofongo: I am back, Spoilers:

Already I have espers and I am going to get more in the imperial facility, how far away am I now?

Also I ahve a problem, Celes the Rune Knight everytime she attacks she loses MP and I don't know why. Is there a way to stop it?
With regards to Shadow, try this as a rule of thumb: when asked to WAIT, do so. You'll see why eventually.

No idea what causes Celes to lose MP. Check your equipment?
Post edited May 18, 2013 by Jekadu
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Elmofongo: Already I have espers and I am going to get more in the imperial facility, how far away am I now?

Also I ahve a problem, Celes the Rune Knight everytime she attacks she loses MP and I don't know why. Is there a way to stop it?
You're still a ways away, and you'll probably know it when you get to that point (it's a very big event, and you're told that you should wait for Shadow).

Regarding Celes losing MP, as others have mentioned there are some weapons that consume MP to deliver critical hits; Celes is probably just using one of those.