Edgar' is a playable character in Final Fantasy VI. He is playable throughout the World of Balance and one of the required party members to be recruited in the World of Ruin. As a Machinist, Edgar wields advanced Tools in battle to attack enemies.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Edgar's stats upon joining the party.

Edgar has very high physical stats, with Strength, Stamina, and Defense that are higher than average among the cast. His Evasion and Magic Evasion are very poor, and at 30 Speed he is tied with Gogo as the third-slowest character in the game, behind Cyan and Strago. His Magic stat is also subpar.

Edgar's unique abilities are divided between dealing physical or magical damage. Because of Edgar's greatly superior Strength over his Magic, and his magical options being subpar later in the game, it is optimal to train his Strength through level up bonuses.

Name Initial Stats
Strength 39
Speed 30
Stamina 34
Magic 29
Attack 20
Defense 50
Evasion 4%
Magic Defense 22
Magic Evasion 1%
Escape Success 4
HP Gain 49
MP Gain 6
Level Averaging +2
Level HP MP EXP +
2 60 10 32
3 72 14 96
4 86 19 208
5 103 24 400
6 123 30 672
7 145 36 1056
8 169 43 1552
9 195 51 2184
11 250 68 3936
12 280 77 5080
13 315 87 6432
14 354 97 7992
15 398 107 9784
16 448 117 11840
17 502 127 14152
18 559 138 16736
19 620 149 19616
21 752 171 26360
22 821 182 30232
23 893 194 34456
24 969 206 39056
25 1048 218 44072
26 1130 230 49464
27 1216 242 55288
28 1306 255 61568
29 1401 268 68304
31 1600 294 83184
32 1701 307 91384
33 1803 321 100088
34 1905 335 109344
35 2008 349 119136
36 2112 363 129504
37 2218 377 140464
38 2325 392 152008
39 2433 407 164184
41 2654 437 190416
42 2767 452 204520
43 2881 468 219320
44 2997 484 234808
45 3114 500 251000
46 3233 516 267936
47 3353 532 285600
48 3475 549 304040
49 3600 566 323248
51 3858 599 364064
52 3989 614 385696
53 4122 628 408160
54 4256 641 431488
55 4392 653 455680
56 4529 664 480776
57 4668 674 506760
58 4810 683 533680
59 4954 691 561528
61 5246 704 620096
62 5394 709 650840
63 5544 714 682600
64 5696 720 715368
65 5849 726 749160
66 6004 733 784016
67 6160 740 819920
68 6318 747 856920
69 6478 755 895016
71 6800 771 974536
72 6955 779 1016000
73 7106 787 1058640
74 7251 794 1102456
75 7391 801 1147456
76 7527 808 1193648
77 7659 814 1241080
78 7785 820 1289744
79 7905 826 1339672
81 8135 837 1443368
82 8245 842 1497160
83 8353 847 1552264
84 8458 852 1608712
85 8560 857 1666512
86 8660 862 1725688
87 8758 867 1786240
88 8853 873 1848184
89 8945 879 1911552
91 9123 891 2042608
92 9210 897 2110320
93 9295 904 2179504
94 9378 912 2250192
95 9460 921 2322392
96 9540 931 2396128
97 9623 942 2471400
98 9709 954 2548224
99 9797 967 2637112

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Edgar is mostly geared to heavy equipment, with some light options. He begins with a Mythril Sword, Buckler, Leather Cap and Leather Armor. He can equip all swords, spears, shields, and heavy armor, as well as some daggers and hats.

For the World of Balance, Edgar's equipment draw is unnotable and none of his weapons offer any particularly important utility, though this is not a great concern as he'll likely be using his unique command set in battle instead of attacking. Conversely, in the World of Ruin, Edgar's ability declines in usefulness, and his equipment options become more important. As one of only two characters in the game able to use spears, Edgar makes a natural choice to build as a Dragoon, using the Dragoon Boots and Dragon Horn to perform multiple Jump attacks. Edgar's spears get a 3x damage bonus when using Jump as opposed to other weapons that have a 2x damage bonus, letting him deal heavy damage. Unfortunately his ultimate weapon, the Longinus, does not have this 3x bonus.

A downside to this is that beyond the Longinus, the best spears in the game are the Radiant Lance, which is won from Demon at the end of Kefka's Tower, and then the Holy Lance, which is innately holy-elemental. Thus for much of the game, if the party is facing enemies resistant to or immune to holy, Edgar's offensive utility is greatly compromised; he'll either need to equip either non-spear weapons that don't get the 3x Jump damage bonus, or the Partisan, which is comparatively low-powered in the more difficult areas of the World of Ruin.

Defensively, Edgar's equipment offers him good defenses but not much in the way of stat bonuses. The Royal Crown and Red Jacket that are exclusive to Edgar and Sabin provide strong protection with helpful stat bonuses, and Edgar also has the Genji Armor.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Daggers Swords Spears Universal

Armor[edit | edit source]

Shields Helmets Body Armor

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Noiseblaster, one of Edgar's Tools.

Edgar's unique ability is Tools, which allows him to attack enemies with various specialized weapons. The Auto Crossbow is acquired when Edgar joins the party, most others are sold at Figaro Castle. The Noiseblaster and Bio Blaster are sold at the castle when the party first arrives there, and also in the South Figaro weapon shop. After the Battle for the Frozen Esper at Narshe, Figaro Castle sells the Drill and Flash. In the World of Ruin, Figaro Castle also sells the Debilitator, but South Figaro sells none at all. The last two Tools, the Chainsaw and Air Anchor, cannot be purchased and must be found.

Edgar's Tools afford him terrific offensive utility in the World of Balance. The Auto Crossbow is strong enough to wipe out many enemy encounters in a single volley, and if the player finds the Hyper Wrist and/or Gigas Glove in South Figaro and Mt. Kolts, respectively, they greatly boost Edgar's physical damage and make Auto Crossbow even stronger. Against enemies more resistant to physical blows the Bio Blaster deals magical damage, and the Noise Blaster inflicts Confuse on all enemies.

Around the time of Zozo and the trip to Vector, enemies will become a bit too strong for Edgar to dispatch them in one attack, but Tools remains effective all the same and the Flash is another magical attack, very helpful against the enemies in the Magitek Research Facility that have high physical defenses. Additionally, the Drill and Chainsaw give Edgar the means to do great damage against single targets, and it is not uncommon to see him deal well over a thousand damage with them. With the Drill, Edgar can continue to pull his weight throughout the World of Balance.

In the World of Ruin, Edgar's Tools become far less effective. While the Drill remains a simple but viable option in most fights, a spell cast against an enemy's weakness will likely do just as much damage if not more, and Edgar's other Tools are simply too low power to be efficient. His "ultimate" Tool, the Air Anchor, is merely an Instant Death attack, which the Death spell can do the same and does not need to wait for the enemy to attack before it takes effect. The Debilitator's use is dubious throughout the game, as the weakness it afflicts enemies with is random and it may take several turns before they receive a weakness that is useful to exploit.

At this time Edgar must rely on the utility given by his equipment draw to keep up with party members who will acquire increasingly powerful spells and unique abilities. However, if the player intends to use him and keeps training his Strength via level-up bonuses, the Drill never becomes entirely useless and can still deal several thousand damage to a target without concern for defenses or elemental affinities.

Edger's Desperation Attack is Royal Shock, which deals magical damage to one enemy.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

In the World of Balance, Edgar joins the party at Figaro Castle and is a required party member through the Lethe River. During the Three Scenarios, he is a party member with Terra and Banon. After the Battle for the Frozen Esper, Edgar is available as a party member for the rest of the World of Balance.

In the World of Ruin Edgar joins the party during the battle with the Tentacles in the basement of Figaro Castle. When the battle begins Edgar will automatically equip himself with the strongest weapon and armor in the player's inventory that he can equip. Once the Falcon has been raised, Edgar is optional as a party member for all other quests.

Because only Edgar, Celes and Setzer need to be recruited to acquire the Falcon, the player could hypothetically immediately enter Kefka's Tower and defeat the final boss using only them. This is known in the fandom community as a "CES challenge".

Story role[edit | edit source]

If Edgar is the current leader of the party, the merchants in Figaro Castle and South Figaro will give the party a 50% discount. The merchants in Figaro will protest if Edgar is in the party before doing business, but will not give the discount unless he is the leader.

If Edgar and Sabin are in the party together when revisiting Figaro Castle, when the party enters the courtyard a scene will occur of Sabin leaving the party to look around. If the party rests as the castle, this will trigger a scene of Sabin and Edgar's past. The scene has no practical benefit, it is entirely story related. It can be viewed in either the World of Balance or the World of Ruin, or skipped.

When the party meets Setzer, Edgar will attempt to use his royal status to bribe him to help them if he is present. Additionally, when Celes challenges Setzer to a coin toss, she will borrow Edgar's two-headed coin. If Sabin is also in the party, there is a brief additional line of dialogue where he reacts to realizing Edgar's deception with the coin.

When the party dresses up Gau to meet his father, Edgar will have dialogue in the scene if he has been recruited and is in the party when initiating the sidequest at Gau's father's house.

Edgar and Sabin share a scene in the ending when the party flees Kefka's Tower. Thus if Sabin was not re-recruited, the scene will be different. Edgar, along with Celes and Setzer, also play a role in Relm's ending scene if Strago was not recruited.

Gallery[edit | edit source]


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