Stats

Due to the flexibility of the GF/Magic Junction system, base battle statistics are rather insignificant in Final Fantasy VIII and, save very few exceptions, have no real meaning (after all, they are almost completely customizable). Still, for mere reference, the following table covers Selphie's different unjunctioned stats every ten levels.


Level HP Str Vit Mag Spr Spd Luck
8 482 6 5 10 7 17 19
10 559 7 6 11 8 17 19
20 937 14 10 17 13 20 20
30 1307 20 15 22 18 21 21
40 1670 25 18 27 23 24 21
50 2024 30 21 32 27 26 22
60 2371 34 24 36 30 28 23
70 2710 38 26 40 33 30 24
80 3042 41 27 43 35 33 25
90 3365 43 28 46 37 34 26
100 3680 45 28 49 38 37 26


...And, well, because the information is probably useless without something to compare it to, here are everyone's Level 100 base battle statistics (yes, I realize Seifer, Edea and Laguna count as playable as well, but no, I didn't include them, because it's not like you'd ever have to seriously ponder whether to place them in your party):


Name HP Str Vit Mag Spr Spd Luck
Selphie 3680 45 28 49 38 37 26
Squall 4187 47 41 45 36 37 22
Rinoa 4181 67 31 63 39 36 22
Zell 4018 47 33 42 27 35 20
Quistis 3883 46 30 42 34 34 21
Irvine 3880 45 31 42 28 39 21


Now that we actually have something to analyze, it can be said that Selphie's Luck, Speed, Spirit and Magic stats are among the highest; on the other hand, her HP, Strength and Vitality are not too showy. This would make her more of a magic caster than a physical fighter by default (which makes sense, if you take her Limit Break into consideration); however, strangely enough, that's practically the opposite of what I used her for, and I was still very satisfied with her performance (yay for the junction system!). For deeper reflection on Selphie's usefulness in battle (or lack thereof), go here.


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