First time user, long time browser as they say. ^^
I was replaying this game for the nth time and once I got to end-game I got curious about maximizing damage output and which characters might be best for this.
So I looked up the necessary conditions for dealing the most damage and like most people I assumed Killey or Valeria with a critical Falcon would be the top contenders.
Then I read about Bob and his rune. Now I'd never given Bob a fair chance up until this point and hadn't even bothered looking into what his rune actually does. At first glance he doesn't have much potential: 1 free rune slot, really low base stats and fairly poor growth rates.
So I set about maxing his stats. Grinded rope climbing to get his STR to 255, slapped a Power Ring and two Fire Emblems on him, gave him an Exertion rune and a Violence rune and proceeded to hunting my spider victim in Ryube Forest.
This is the resulting screenshot I got:
A 17k healing number.
Now after reading through this thread I think someone came to the conclusion that the highest white damage number you can see is somewhere around 32k. So I think it's safe to assume that had the game allowed it my Bob would've hit for 50 766 damage there (his non crits were hovering around 16900).
So to summarize my Bob had:
255 clean STR
Power Ring and 2 Fire Emblems
Enemy status = Sleep
I realize this thread is 14 years old and so I don't expect anyone to really come across this :')
But even so I wanted to add my own contribution~~