> Blue Moon's guide for Chris Level 99 trick - includes general information and tips
First off, let me congratulate KFCrispy for his new admin status. He was a good moderator, and now has moved on to bigger and better things.
This list was mainly his idea. I decided to make it as a confirmation for his results. As you know, Chris' level 99 trick enables her to plow through the game easy. Sometimes, this makes her battles with the destroyers easily winnable. This is especially true, because some characters get boosted along with her if she recruits them. Aside from storyline characters, some characters receive the benefits. So without further ado, here are the results. (combat characters only)Storyline Characters (no bonus):
SasaraiStoryline Characters (with bonus):
Salome 99 (level 99 trick)
Roland ('')Optional characters (with no bonus):
KoichiOptional Characters (with Bonus):
Estella (Lv. 99)
Twaikin (Lv. 98 )
Watari (Lv. 99)
Wan Fu (Lv. 99)
Belle* (Lv. 97)
Gadget Z* (Lv. 97)
Kenji (Lv. 97)
Sanae Y (Lv.98 )
Rody (Lv. 97)
Viki* (Lv. 99)Misc.
Duke, Gau, Elaine, and Nicolas
Same reason as above. This one was more interesting since they were all different. I think Elaine joined at Queens' level and Duke at Geddoe's. I'm no sure about the other two.*If you loaded Suikoden II data into your game, these characters get a level bonus based on their related-character's level in Suikoden II.
Futch (fixed level + bonus. If he was lvl 99 in your Suikoden 2 data, he will join at Lv. 75)
Viki (recruiter's level + bonus)
Belle (recruiter's level + bonus)
Gadget Z (Belle's level)
Sanae Y (recruiter's level + bonus? If she gets a bonus, is it based on Freed Y or Yoshino?)Storyline characters, but can't be recruited by Chris.
Luc, Sarah, and YuberChris achieving level 4 magic / stats to watch
: Since stat growth is random and Chris has poor MAG stat growth, it is possible to get her MAG stat to 101 so that she can acquire a level 4 spell. This may take some reloads--keep track of her growth as you get towards the end, because once a character is level 99, they can't change their MP count no matter how much you pump the stat with Stone of MAG--a level-up is required to recalculate the MP count.
Another stat to watch is her SPD if you want her to consistently get 3 swings. She can achieve 3 swings once she reaches 165 SPD, but that minimum value will only enable 3 hits if she is already standing in front of the target.. in most cases you will likely have to use equipment to get her to or above that minimum value.