Jobs affect 8 things and Base Stats:
- The character's appearance.
- What stats increase at level up.
- Which Battle Skills can be learned when leveling up the job.
- What Field Skill the Adventurer has.
- How many Items and Field Magic can be held.
- The effectiveness of certain Weapons.
- The salary and job level pay raise multiplier.
- The bonus prerequisites for each week.
When starting a new game, only the Warrior, Magician, and Thief jobs can be picked. Other jobs can only be obtained during the game. For example, it is impossible to begin a game as an Acrobat, which requires a Show Ticket, obtained in the Casino Cave.
Once the conditions for a job have been met, a message at the start of the player's next turn will state: "You can now become a(n) [job]." The previous message does not include Darkling.
Adventurers can get new jobs at Dokapon Castle. This does not apply for Darklings, as Darkling cannot be chosen at Dokapon Castle. Giving the King a Show Ticket, Lost Technology, or Hero License unlocks the ability to change into an Acrobat, Robo Knight, or Hero respectively.
When signing up for a new job, the job will start at level 1. The job is leveled up by winning in battles, either by defeating your opponent or your opponent giving up; for every 7 battles won, the job level increases by 1, to the maximum of 6. Every time you level up, your pay is multiplied by a value determined by your class. At level 2 and level 4, a new Battle Skill is unlocked, and can be switched to at once. Once a job has been raised to level 6, it is considered mastered and will provide an additional stat point at level up. This will be retained throughout the entire game, even if the character changes job at Dokapon Castle. In addition, for every job an Adventurer has mastered, that Adventurer gets a 100% increase in their salary listed as "Job Mastery Bonus." For example, if an Adventurer has mastered 4 jobs and has a salary of 500G, they will receive 2,500G. (500G base plus 2,000G Mastery Bonus") As such, to maximize stat gains on level up and monetary gain every week, it is best to change jobs quickly after mastery is achieved. This does not apply for Darklings, as Darklings cannot level up, and have no pay.
There are 5 main types of Stats: Base Stats, Level Up Stats, Mastery Stats, Extra Stats, and Equipment Stats.
Base Stats are 17 stat points that are determined by the class you are actively playing as (10 HP=1 point). For example, the Warrior's base stats are 50 HP, 5 AT, 4 DF, 1 MG, and 2 SP. If you would switch to Magician, your base stats would be 40 HP, 5 AT, 2 DF, 3 MG, and 3 SP. If your stats as a Warrior were 1,000 HP, 100 AT, 100 DF, 100 MG, and 100 SP, if you switched to a Magician, your stats would then be 990 HP, 100 AT, 98 DF, 102 MG, and 101 SP.
Level Up Stats
Level Up Stats are the stats gained upon level up dependent on your current class. They also include the 2 stat points per level you get to choose where they go every level. They do not include Mastery Stats. Level Up Stats are permanent, and are kept upon switching jobs.
Mastery Stats are Stats that are gained every level up after mastering a specific job. For example, if I master Warrior, I get +1 AT every level up for the rest of the game. If I level up as a Warrior after mastering Warrior, I would get +3 AT (+2 AT for leveling up and +1 AT for mastering Warrior), +1 DF, and +10 HP. If I would switch my job to be a Magician, upon level up, I would get +1 AT, +2 MG, +1 SP, and +10 HP. Mastery Stats are permanent, so they will not change upon switching jobs.
Extra Stats are Stat Points that you gain (or lose) other than leveling up. These include getting to the castle in Story Mode, using the spell Vacuum (or getting hit by Vacuum), getting abducted by a UFO, and the Mystery Spell having a chance of giving you +2 to all stats (+20 to HP)
As the name implies, Equipment Stats are given to you based on the Equipment you are currently wielding. If you lose a piece of equipment, you lose all stats that the equipment item gave to you. Also, when using certain equipments, your stats may be lowered (normally SP).
Note: Under no circumstance can your stats be lowered under 1. Also, you cannot lose Base Stats; they can be altered, but never lost (For example, getting a shield that lowers your speed below your base is fine).
These three jobs are the only jobs available to each player at the start of a new game. They are always available. Throughout the game, an adventurer can change their job at any time at Dokapon Castle except when ending the chapter.
Stats/Level: +2 AT, +1 DF, +10 HP Mastery: +1 AT/Level
Base Stats: 50 HP, 5 AT, 4 DF, 1 MG, 2 SP
Field Skill: At the start of the turn, your AT has a chance to be temporarily increased.
Stats/Level: +2 MG, +1 SP, +10 HP Mastery: +1 MG/Level
Base Stats: 40 HP, 5 AT, 2 DF, 3 MG, 3 SP
Field Skill: Lets you use 2 Field Magic in the same turn.
Stats/Level: +1 AT, +2 SP, +10 HP Mastery: +1 SP/Level
Base Stats: 40 HP, 5 AT, 3 DF, 1 MG, 4 SP
Field Skill: Steal a single item or Field Magic from players you pass.
These jobs can be reached by mastering any combination of the three starting jobs.
Stats/Level: +1 DF, +1 MG, +20 HP Mastery: +1 DF/Level
Field Skill: Randomly recover HP at the start of a turn.
Stats/Level: +2 AT, +2 MG Mastery: +1 AT/Level
Field Skill: Randomly reflect Field Magic back at the caster.
Stats/Level: +1 DF, +2 MG, +1 SP Mastery: +1 MG/Level
Field Skill: Randomly duplicate items or Field Magic in your inventory.
Stats/Level: +2 AT, +2 SP Mastery: +1 SP/Level
Field Skill: Allows the use of 2 items in the same turn.
Stats/Level: AT +1, DF +1, HP +20 Mastery: +10 HP/Level
Prerequisites: Master Cleric
Field Skill: Increases stats other than HP as you lose HP.
These jobs require special Items to unlock.
It becomes available when the user has been in last place for a long time (two weeks or longer) and the user reaches the Dark Space in Asiana.
The Dark Space can be reached automatically by using Weber's "Contract," which he gives to you randomly when hearing the "whispers of dark revenge" (symbolized by a bat hovering over the character's head).
Stats/Level: +1 AT, +1 DF, +1 SP, +10 HP Mastery: +10 HP/Level
Prerequisites: Obtain Show Ticket
Field Skill: Randomly revives you upon death.
Stats/Level: +1 AT, +1 SP, +2 DF Mastery: +1 DF
Field Skill: Randomly activates a Multi Crystal.
Stats/Level: +1 AT, +1 DF, +1 MG, +1 SP Mastery: +1 AT
Field Skill: Allows the use of an item and a Field Magic in the same turn.