This post is mostly useful to hardcore gamers like me, who want to maximise their chances against Lord Dragon for their characters in MM5. First I will describe each characters special strengths and weaknesses, not so well known facts, even secrets! The second part lists the possibity of obtaining permanent stat by item, I collected them from MM1, because I knew that they will be very useful to buff up Marine (and the others!) for the Tournament!
I listed the Cursed Items too, they are not really important, but better to watch out what we pick up!
Quest: from completed quest/number gains every level (for example lvl 5/+1STR means that the character will get +1 Strength after each completed quest after his/her/it`s 5th completed quest. I hope it`s clear!)
Immune: Fear, Boredom
Quest: lvl 5/+1SPD, lvl 25/+2SPD
Special: the Boreal Light item improves Jeanne's Boost to Megaboost (Att./Def./Spd. boost to All)!
Strategy! (Regen/Counter Hits/Attack Before Fight)
Quest: lvl 10/+1HP, lvl 20/+2HP
Promotions improve his Hand Skills' power!
Jun-Tsu-Kaa promotion even reduces his Hand Skills' spell cost!
Quest: lvl 12/+1MN, from lvl 4 can gain XP; item: Mandragore Dust; Young/Adult/Elder Mandragore, they double from lvl 19.
Special: Bare Hands inflict Broken Defense! Regens!
Immune: Green Power, Bleed, Vertigo, Venom, Pox
Can equip Emerald Ivy: Emerald Ivy Skill! (SP0 - MAY PARALYZE ALL)
Can equip Wand of the Sorcerer: Matramatru Skill! (SP15 - ???? - Blue/White Power Magic, All Enemies)
Quest: lvl 4/+1STR, lvl 15/+2STR
Quest: lvl 5/+1MND, from lvl 18 can gain item: Monkey Meat; Earth Heart
Counters Attacks/Spells! First Strike!
Gains 250XP after each stay in the Inn!
One more attack after level 10, 34 and 60!
Can equip Koon Koon Jacket: Megabob Skill! (SP0 - ???? - Blue/Red Attack, All Enemies, after that K-O for Piu!)
Special: Random attack before each fight! (A certain promotion (Trickster) improves to 2x hit!)
Special: Bare Hands inflict Tame!
Mom (Claryssa - Witch)
Immune: Black Power, Sleep, Venom, Broken Defense, Broken Attack, Pox
Quest: lvl 2/+1HP
Immune: Anger, Boredom
Quest: lvl 12/+1MND for Marine, lvl 20/+1HP, Full Recovery (HP/SP)
Special: Counters Attacks!
Immune: Fear, Stun
Special: 3x Hits! Counters Attacks!
Bare Hands inflict Fear!
Immune: Fear, Boredom
Quest: lvl 5/+1HP, lvl 10/+2HP
Quest: lvl 3/+1RES
Suzuki: only at lvl 3/+1STR, lvl 5/+1STR,RES, lvl 8/+1STR,RES,SPD
Special: Bare Hands inflict Anger!
Permanent Stat Gain Items:
these things can be found on the map
Glowing Crystal, +1SP to Marine, Karine, Abu, Piu, Mom
Green Crystal, +2HP,SP, MND for Dee
Ancient Prism: +8 MP
Civilization Hexad: +30 HP
Civilization Stone: +20 MP
Cube of Evil Energy: +15 HP
Earth Heart: +30 HP
Exquisite Dinner: +5 HP
Growth Bean: +2 HP
Growth Egg: +XP by Mind (All)
Ice Cake: +10 RES
Life Pill: +1 HP
Mandragore Dust: +1 RES
Maturing Potion: +1 Level (All)
Philosophical Page: +2 MND
Power Root: +1 STR
Royal Acorn: +6 HP
Snore Pea: +3 MND
Spirited VApor: +1 HP
Swamp Pimento: +3 SPD
Themostlecle's 1st Letter: +40 MND
Themostlecle's 2nd Letter: +70 MND
Themostlecle's 3rd Letter: +70 MND
Themostlecle's 4th Letter: +26 MND
Tyrano Meat: +11 HP
Zen Root: +1 MND
(they can be removed with Exorcism - provided by promotion givers in Shrines)
Orcish Full Equipment
Owl Glass Eye
Watch of the Gods
Witch Cursed Hat