Finding the Best Party in Final Fantasy 16 is not as easy as you think. Our guide will sort it our for you.
The Party System in Final Fantasy 16 limits your autonomy in 2 ways. Firstly, you don’t get to choose who is a part of your party. Consequently, your party is decided by the progression of the game’s story. Moreover, sometimes you won’t even have party members. This is how the party system in Final Fantasy IV functioned.
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Final Fantasy 16 has adopted a new party system to previous installments in the series.
You cannot select and choose your Party members. Consequently, they will join your party and leave depending on the progression of the game’s events.
Your party members can be staggered and knocked back. However, they can’t die, and they can’t level up.
Your pet wolf, Torgal, is the unique party member over whom you have some autonomy.
Pressing Left on the D-pad allows you to switch to Torgal’s Input Menu. Consequently, you can perform Sics, Precision Sics, Punishing Sics, Cures, and Ravages.
Equipping the Ring of Timely AssistanceAccessory removes your control over Torgal.
There are a total of 3 members besides Clive who can be your party members. They are Torgal, Cidolfus Telamon, and Jill Warrick.
Secondly, unlike Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy 16 doesn’t allow you to control the actions of your party members. Consequently, you can’t control what your party members do or their load-outs. However, this is also good as you don’t have to worry about healing them or leveling them as they can’t be killed, and their stats are out of your control.
The Final Fantasy series has an ever-changing Party System. The system, this time, seems only to let you control Clive. However, there is one exception, your pet wolf, Torgal.
Your pet wolf, Torgal, is the only party member you can control in Final Fantasy 16. All you need to do to control Torgal is press Left on the D-pad, which changes the Consumables Menu to Torgal’s Menu. This allows you to control Torgal in the following ways.
Input (on D-pad)
Torgal performs a standard attack on a locked-on target or any other enemy. Furthermore, it can also be transitioned into a Precision Sic or Punishing Sic.
Torgal casts a healing spell that will slowly regenerate Clive’srecoverable damage. Recoverable damage is signified by the gray color in the health bar.
Torgal will perform a crowd-control attack. This launches the selected target or a group of enemies into the air or onto the floor.
Notably, Torgal will perform these moves regardless of your input. However, if you want more control over Torgal, you could enter your manual inputs. Alternatively, if you don’t want to control Torgal at all, you can equip the Ring of Timely Assistance Accessory, which makes Torgal’s A.I. more competent at the cost of your autonomy.
Finally, Torgal is the only Party Member who can level up with you throughout the story, as indicated by his Pedigree in the Attributes menu.
Possible Party Members
Currently, there are only a total of 4 characters who can be party members. We may see this number increase with the introduction of DLC characters. However, that is just speculation.
The Main Character who you have absolute control over.
Your pet wolf, who you have partial control over.
One of the incarnations of the classic Final Fantasy character, Cid. Furthermore, he’s also a Dominant of the Eikon Ramuh.
One of Clive’s contemporaries who’s also a Dominant of the Eikon Shiva.
That concludes the guide for the Best Party in Final Fantasy 16. The short answer is there is no Best Party because you have no control over this system. If you enjoyed this article, you can check out our other coverage of Final Fantasy 16.