Well, here's what all those weapons and armor come down to. This is the best equipment for your guild, and the overall best equipment, if you "force". My characters had to be used as gunea pigs for this, so be grateful! :P
Best Equipment for your Guild
This is the best equipment your current guild has. Note that Thieves don't have a special "weapon" skill (e.g. Fencing), so for the weapon you should go for what you want to have for your weapon. Note that if you have Fencing, Archery, Staff, and Clubs/Axes at the same level, 12, for example, all the weapons of the Gods (Sword of Ares, Bow of Eos, Gaea's Flail, and Neptune's Trident) will be exactly the same, but the Bow of Eos and Neptune's Trident will have an advantage as they can hit the enemies both in the front row and the back row in battle, while the Sword and Flail can hit only the enemies in the front row. Also note that even though Clerics have the Martial Arts skill there is no weapon designed for it, so you will have to go with choosing any one of the four. The weapons listed here are originally the ones more fit for you Guild Skill, but if you have all the weapon skills, you may pick any 1 of the 4 weapons. Note that the Jester's Cap is the best Helmet, period, because it not only boosts your defense and agility, but also your Strength and Dexterity by tons, and is useable by ALL guilds without forcing. Best Equipment Without Forcing
Barbarian - Gaea's Flail (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Gloves of Protection (Shield) Shadow Cloak (Armor)
Knight - Sword of Ares (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Gloves of Protection (Shield) Shadow Cloak (Armor)
Ranger - Bow of Eos (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Shadow Cloak (Armor) Reality's Rampart (Shield)
Thief - Sword of Ares/Bow of Eos/Gaea's Flail/Neptune's Trident (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Reality's Rampart (Shield) Shadow Cloak (Armor)
Cleric - Sword of Ares/Bow of Eos/Gaea's Flail/Neptune's Trident (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Reality's Rampart (Shield) Priestly Guard (Armor)
Wizard - Neptune's Trident (Weapon) Jester's Cap (Helmet) Reality's Rampart (Shield) Etheric Vestment (Armor)
Best Equipment for all Guilds
This is the total best equipment for all guilds. You'll need to force it in some cases. For information on how to force, refer to the "Tricks and cheats" section of this FAQ. Once (or should I say "if"?) Twinion is back online, in case it is, you will be able to force again. For now, I'm still listing them here. Here they are! You can see there are 4 different weapons because they all have the same effectiveness. The weapons are the "definite" best; in other words, I am totally, positively, 100% sure that they are the best, and so is that way about the Jester's Cap. The shield and armor, however, I'm only so-so sure about and I may need further testing to make it totally clear.
This a list of all the cheats, tricks, etc. that can be used in the game. So far, I've found only 2 actual "tricks" to be used in FoT - yes, they are the same ones, cheat saving and forcing. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any other tricks that do not require macros or hack programs.
(1) Cheat Saving - Simply save your game from the options menu, then click on Quit to Dos. Click on "Cancel". Now, IF you die, you can simply use the bottom dungeon entrance. It will return you to the spot where you last "cheat saved". This cheat has its use mostly before large battles that you are not sure you can win, or if you want to take your chance at blindly jumping into a pit to see if it leads you anywhere. It is, in fact a very useful trick.
(2) Forcing - Forcing an item is simply a way to equip an item that your guild originally cannot use. First, be sure that you are in a party and _not_ leading. Also be sure that the party leader knows that you are forcing, as you will NOT be able to talk while doing so.
I just put this in here to give people a little info. Note that these aren't all top tens. (Some are top 5's or others). Here they are:
10 Toughest places in the game:
10 Toughest Monsters (Excluding Boss chars i.e. Aeowyn/any Dralk/Choronozar)
5 Toughest Boss Characters (Excluding Dralks)
5 Toughest Dralks
3 Best Experience Point-gaining Quests
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