Herein I gathered tallies of jobs/items/abilities used in nearly all of the teams from the MemCard Generator spreadsheet. (It is far from fully accurate-it may not include all. However, the data still stands for what its worth.
)This outlines the best, and thus, the most popular.
You could say my goal
in this is to encourage the buffing of low-popularity items/jobs/skillsets so that the best aren't quite the best anymore. Easier said than done, I know--balancing is tricky business.Collection Highlights
(In order of most to least. See if you can guess the best! Full lists & counts in spoilers below
)Top 5 primary jobs
: Archer, Scholar, Ninja, Bard, MonkTop 5 secondary skillsets
: Item, White Magic, Draw Out, Ninjitsu, Punch ArtTop 5 reactions
: Auto Potion, Damage Split, MA Save, Absorb MP, PA SaveTop 5 support
: Magic Attack UP, Attack UP, Short Charge, Defense UP, Throw ItemTop 5 movement
: Move-HP Up, Move-MP Up, Move+1, Fly, TeleportTop weapons of each type
: Platina Dagger, Hidden Knife, Rune Blade, Defender, Murasame, Battle Axe, Faith Rod, Wizard Staff, Scorpion Tail, Romanda Gun, Gastrafitis, Mythril Bow, Bloody Strings, Battle Dict, Dragon Whisker, Ivory Rod, H Bag, PersiaTop 5 shields
: Genji Shield, Venetian Shield, Aegis Shield, Kaiser Plate, Escutcheon IITop headgear of each type
: Diamond Helmet, Golden Hairpin, RibbonTop bodygear of each type
: Reflect Mail, Black Costume, Linen RobeTop accessory of each type
: Sprint Shoes, Magic Gauntlet, Angel Ring, 108 Gems, Vanish Mantle, Chantage
Suffice to say, it is sad when so many items are neglected. Next step: suggestions for improvement? How about it, Arena-masters?