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Achievement Guide for Jack of All Trades

Shiney Cheese
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Shiney Cheese
Achievement won on 28 Sep 14
TA Score for this game: 522
Posted on 24 January 14 at 07:01, Edited on 13 July 14 at 01:15
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To get this achievement, each individual character will have to level up all 23 jobs to level 99. This means that this achievement is going to take a very long time...

Here is a breakdown on how Job leveling works. Most actions that you perform in battle (with the exception of Front, Back, Escape and Flee) will earn you a hidden stat called Job Points (JP). Depending on what job you are using, each action will earn you a set amount of JP. When that amount is greater or equal to 100, that job will level up.

Here is a breakdown of the different jobs and how they level per action:
NOTE: The first number is the amount of JP you earn when your character level is 1-14. The second number is the JP you earn when your character level is 15-99 (level 1-14/level 15-99).

Freelancer: 20/20
Warrior: 20/14
Monk: 20/14
White Mage: 20/10
Black Mage: 20/10
Red Mage: 20/12
Thief: 20/20 (Substitutes Guard with Flee. This will NOT get you JP)
Ranger: 20/14
Knight: 20/12 (Substitutes Guard with Defend)
Scholar: 24/24 (Substitutes Guard with Study)
Geomancer: 20/14
Viking: 20/14
Dragoon: 20/16
Dark Knight: 20/14
Evoker: 20/10
Bard: 20/18
Black Belt: 20/14
Magus: 20/10
Devout: 20/10
Summoner: 20/12
Sage: 20/10
Ninja: 20/12
Onion Knight: 20/8

Now to explain how JP overflow works. For this, we will use an example with the Black Mage. If a Black Mage were to perform 11 actions in one battle, earning 110 JP, he would level up his job once after the battle and have 10 JP carried over to his next job level (so for the next job level you will only need to perform 9 actions with him). The catch to this is that the overflow will only count for 99 JP (for example, if the Black Mage were to perform 23 actions in battle, you would think he would get 230 JP....but it will only count for 199 JP). Basically this is the games way of allowing you to only level up your Job once per battle.

Now...for the efficient way to level up your jobs. Just repeatedly use the "Guard" command in battle. Every class except for the Thief can do this (the Knight substitutes it with Defend and the Scholar substitutes it with Study, but they both count for JP).

If you are grinding character levels (say, to prep for the Iron Giant battle) it would probably be best to have one of your characters choose the Thief, Knight, or Scholar class and have them be your lone attackers while your other party members use Guard. The reason for this is that the animations for the Knight's Defend and the Scholar's Study take noticeably longer to perform than just using Guard, and the Thief's Flee ability won't get you any JP anyway. So it is just best to have them attack and get their leveling out of the way early on.

After that is completed, it would be most efficient that whatever Job class a character is using that gains the most JP per action dictate the length of the enemy encounter. For example...say your party consists of a Warrior, Bard, White Mage and a Black Mage. The Bard gains 18 JP per action, so do 6 actions per that battle (5 Guards and 1 Attack = 108 JP)

22 of the Jobs are obtained through playing the main story. However, obtaining the Onion Knight Job will require you to do a side quests. Here is how you get it (I got it towards the end of the main story, but I am assuming you can do it earlier if you want):

With Luneth at the front of your party, use Mognet. You will receive letters from Topapa. The fourth letter he sends you is titled, "The Children Are In Trouble!" When you get this, go back to Ur village at speak to Topapa. After this, go to Altar cave and head to the hole that you fall down in at the very beginning of the game. You will find the children here, and you will have to fight 3 Bombs. After beating them, you will be rewarded with a Crystal Shard allowing you to use the Onion Knight Job.

As I said before, doing this achievement will take a very long time, so happy hunting.
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