While the Final Fantasy series might feature a locked party these days, that wasn’t the case with the original game. Final Fantasy 1 Pixel Remaster allows players to choose the names and classes of the four members of their party, and here’s a look at some of the best teams to choose from.
What’s the best team in Final Fantasy 1?
By default, the game will usher players towards choosing a Warrior, Thief, Black Mage, and White Mage. That’s a solid combo and more than enough to complete the game. However, there are some tweaks that can be made depending on playstyle, and all of them are viable.
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If you’re a fan of dishing out physical damage, you can swap out one of the mages for a Monk. FF1 isn’t the hardest game in the series by far, and it’s quite short compared to modern standards, so there’s a lot of room for experimentation. Let’s go through a few of the potential teams to use.
- Warrior, Red Mage, White Mage, Black Mage
- Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage
- Warrior, Monk, Red Mage, Black Mage
- Warrior, Monk, Red Mage, White Mage
Typically, you’ll want to keep at least one mage around for a playthrough because magic can become very strong later in the team, and it also starts strong. None of the listed teams bring a Thief, and that’s because it’s on the weaker side in the early game, and that isn’t always fun for a first playthrough.
At the end of the day, any combination of classes would likely work, even if they are doubled up. The game lets you bring two White Mages if you want, and that’s something that will work, but it will mean fights can take a bit longer than expected.
Best challenge run teams in Final Fantasy 1
Players bored with running optimal teams can test out some strange ones to make a challenge for themselves. Options for this could include the following.
- White Mage, White Mage, White Mage, White Mage
- Solo Warrior or Solo Thief
- Low Level Challenge
Four White Mages is self explanatory as there’s not a ton of damage to be had there, so it’ll be a difficult one. Solo challenges have been a staple of the game since release, and it requires getting three of the party members knocked out in a battle and then never revived, effectively making it a solo run even though the full party is there.
The Final Fantasy 1 Pixel Remaster has the ability to turn off random encounters, so players could just run to bosses and fight them at the lowest level possible each time. This will be a difficult task to complete, but players tackle these sorts of challenges all the time in JRPGs. Completing challenges like this will be perfect as players wait for the release of Final Fantasy XVI.
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