[Guide] Chris Level 99 Trick benefits & initial levels

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[Guide] Chris Level 99 Trick benefits & initial levels

Postby Ced The Lad » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:38 pm

> 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):

Thomas
Dupa
Shiba
Lucia
Yuirii
Jimba
Juan
Sgt. Joe
Hugo
Bazba
Yumi
Fubar
Nash
Aila
Cecile
Gedoe
Ace
Queen
Fred
Rico
Percival
Beecham
Reed
Samus
Lilly
Jaques
Joker
Leo
Piccolo
Hallec
Mua
Sasarai

Storyline Characters (with bonus):

Salome 99 (level 99 trick)
Chris ('')
Borus ('')
Roland ('')

Optional characters (with no bonus):

Edge
Melville
Alanis
Franz
Shabon
Futch*
Bright
Toppo
Sharon
Nei
Little Viki
Koroku
Mel
Ruby
Landis
Emily
Kogoro
Kosanji
Connie
Koichi

Optional Characters (with Bonus):

Estella (Lv. 99)
Twaikin (Lv. 98 )
Watari (Lv. 99)
Ayame (Lv.99)
Wan Fu (Lv. 99)
Belle* (Lv. 97)
Gadget Z* (Lv. 97)
Augustine (Lv.99)
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 Yuber



Chris 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.

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Postby KFCrispy » Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:39 pm

thanks, Ced!

i did not bring characters in S2 to 99, so i can confirm that Belle joins based on the recruiter's level (she joined my 99 Chris at 99 or 98.. definitely higher than Gadget at 97), but as for Futch and Viki, i'd have to play further into the game, and i kinda stopped. i wanna get a cheat device so i don't spend the hours waiting for random items to finally appear/drop.. all over again.

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Postby KFCrispy » Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:44 pm

Belle and Gadget joined my lev 99 Chris at 97 each

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Postby HolyPaladin » Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:56 pm

I thought Leo and Percival got upgraded to Chris's level during Ch. 4. Or do they just get an upgrade in armor. Is it either-or or both?
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Postby KFCrispy » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:00 am

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hmmmm

Postby Tiger » Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:26 am

do I have to get the chareters with bonuses with Chris or can I use any one??? for an example i done this before Tomas chapter 1 can i get watari with tomas and get him at 99?
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Postby Ced The Lad » Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:46 pm

No you need Chris to recruit the characters, since some of them are based on the level of the recruiter. It doesn't work if they're on thomas' team.
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Postby Arcadius » Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:48 pm

edge can't be 99 even if i recruit him with chris? weird

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Postby Vextor » Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:58 pm

Not all recruited character levels are dependent on the recruiter. Edge is one of those characters who has static levels.
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Postby Arcadius » Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:53 pm

ah cool :) i m at the village where edge is at as geddoe.. was thinking if i should recruit him now or later in chapter 4 as chris. but if he isn't level 99 then i guess i will just recruit him now :)

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Postby Flame Champion » Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:16 pm

what are the characters that one can recruit and get the bonus in chapter 4 & 5 if you choose Chris as the flame champion?

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Postby highwind44029 » Mon May 02, 2005 1:26 am

Glad I found this. Thank you very much for the info. Luckily I haven't recruited Augustine and Twaikin yet.

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Postby KFCrispy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:53 pm

highwind44029 wrote:Glad I found this. Thank you very much for the info. Luckily I haven't recruited Augustine and Twaikin yet.
hey has anyone been able to confirm Futch and Viki? Futch joining at 75 when all other characters join in the high 90's makes him questionable - more likely it's based on his level in the S2 data.. but Viki (what about Small Viki?) seems to work.

my friend is playing this game w/out S1/2 data now so i might be able to confirm this info in like a month....

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Postby highwind44029 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:52 pm

I think Futch's level is preset. I recruited him with Hugo Level 53, but he still joined at Level 75 (this is with Suikoden II data). I have a save of the end of Chapter 3 before choosing the successor, and I plan on experimenting with Chris soon, although I don't think I'll be able to get on it with college and all.


UPDATE: Recruited Futch with Chris Level 99. He still joined at 75.
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Postby MatildaWhiteKnightLeader » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:35 am

my Koroku, the dog, did NOT get the lvl 99 bonus when i recruited it with lvl99 Chris.

Which comfirms the Result. hehe sorry, misread.
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