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.
|Move||Jump||Speed||C-EV||AT +/-||MA +/-||HP +/-||MP +/-|
|Stasis Sword||Basic Holy Elemental attack.
|Split Punch||Holy Elemental Sword attack.
Adds: Death Sentence
|Crush Punch||Holy Elemental Sword attack.
|Lightning Stab||Powerful Lightning Elemental Sword attack.
|Holy Explosion||Powerful Holy Elemental Sword attack with a long effect radius.
|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|