Who's everyone favorite part arrangement. I had a few, though I always had Liu as my mage, with the broom, of course. Liu was ALWAYS in my party if it would let me, standing behind the Hero, because I <3 their friendship.
My favorite party story-wise, and the one I used to fight the final boss, was the original four: Hero, Liu, Marica, and Jale, arranged as:
I always had my hero dual-wielding the most powerful blades I had, which were God Beast Sword and Twin:Flame. I gave the other twin to Chrodechild. Fredugund didn't get one
Jale I would give my best strike weaopn, Argent Fists for most of the game, but for the final boss I had him dual-wielding Giant God's Fists for the +200 HP bonus. Except, when I had Jale in a different party for siege events and such I would give him a Crescent Axe if I had him in the back row.
Liu I gave the broom, easily the best staff in the game. When I got the Goddess Breath or whatever it was called in the final dungeon I gave him that, because while it has less physical attack than the broom, it had a higher magical attack and that was what I was using him for.
Marica I gave the best bow I had, which toward the end was a Sky-Rend Bow.
I would often bring Chrodechild and Diadora along, too. Chrodechild for her dualwielding-ness and awesome attack power, Diodora for her useful ability to kill boring story-bosses that are little more than time-consuming with one hit.
In my other parties (without the hero) Asad was a favorite, and was often required, as were Nimni and Niera for their powerful magic stat and spear usage. I also favored the Shams/Marica team, as Shams was a decent attacker and came leveled up and Marica made a decent mage. I always but Lycia and that other Roar who's name I can't remember but starts with an S with Diulf, with a mage of some sort behind them. In Chrodechild's parties I would always have Fredugund, for story reasons and for their beastiness. Roberto was a favorite for other parties too, also dual wielding.
Also, Adept Shoes and Warrior Armor for everyone.
Everyone loves Dragons. Cause If they don't.... >;(