Cidolfas Orlandu – Final Fantasy Tactics Characters

Job Class: Holy Swordsman
Weapons: Ninja Sword, Sword, Knight Sword, Katana, Shield
Helmets: Helmet, Hat
Armor: Armor, Clothes, Robe

Cidolfas Orlandu is probably the best playable character that you can acquire in Final Fantasy Tactics. Orlandu has maxed-out stats in most fields and comes equipped with the strongest armor available and one of the rarest swords. Although it may seem like a good idea to unequip his Excalibur Sword and give it to Ramza instead, its Haste attribute is highly compatible with Orlandu’s ability to inflict a lot of damage on almost every type of enemy. Not only does the Excalibur Sword cause severe damage, but it also makes his AT turn come around faster with each passing round–a bonus during some of the harder battles later on in the game.

Orlandu is also a practitioner of all of the major sword spells (Holy, Dark, and Mighty Sword) and executes them to amazing effect. A Stasis Sword attack, which inflicts (for example) 100 HP of damage when performed by Agrias, will do twice the damage when performed by Orlandu. Make it a priority to buy the Gained JP Up support skill so you will have an easier time gathering the JP you need to learn his remaining sword skills.
Cidolfas Orlandu Sprite
Cidolfas Orlandu Sprite

Baseline Statistics

Move Jump Speed C-EV AT +/- MA +/- HP +/- MP +/-
4 3 10 20% + + + +

All Swordskill (Requires Sword or Knight Sword to execute)

Name Description Range Effect Vertical MP Speed JP
Stasis Sword Basic Holy Elemental attack.
Adds: Stop
2 2 0 Now 100
Split Punch Holy Elemental Sword attack.
Adds: Death Sentence
3 1 2 Now 400
Crush Punch Holy Elemental Sword attack.
Adds: Dead
3 1 1 Now 500
Lightning Stab Powerful Lightning Elemental Sword attack.
Adds: Silence
3 2 1 Now 700
Holy Explosion Powerful Holy Elemental Sword attack with a long effect radius.
Adds: Conclusion
5 5 2 Now 800
Shellbust Stab Does HP damage and destroys target’s armor. 3 1 Now 200
Blastar Punch Does HP damage and destroys target’s helmet. 3 1 Now 400
Hellcry Punch Does HP damage and destroys target’s weapon. 3 1 Now 500
Icewolf Bite Does HP damage and destroys target’s accessory. 3 1 Now 800
Dark Sword Darkness Elemental Sword spell that absorbs target’s MP. 3 1 Now 500
Night Sword Darkness Elemental Sword spell that absorbs target’s HP. 3 1 Now 100