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So if Yuna levels up while wearing the black mage dressphere, will magic be increased more often than strength?

And if so, does this mean that each character should be focused on a particular 'class' of dresses? (e.g. you master black mage first with Yuna, so you should only focus on other magic-casting dresspheres with her, and never venture into the fighting classes)

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The dresssphere you equip does not affect your stat gains when leveling, which are random.1

It's hard to prove a negative, but the game is designed around switching dressspheres at will and such a mechanic would prove detrimental to that design philosophy.

Additionally, the official strategy guide makes no mention of such a mechanic, and neither of the two leveling guides2 on GameFAQs mention the mechanics, either.


Note 1: Your dressspheres do, however, affect your current stats.
Note 2: "Dressphere Stats by Level" by FFBeowulf and "Level 99 Dress Sphere Data" by Kouli

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Wow. A very thorough answer with sources too! Thank you Mark – Mirov May 22 '12 at 6:44

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