Explanation of Character Levels and Stats | FFXV

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This is a guide for the growth system in Final Fantasy XV. Read on for more information on how to get stronger and the stats!

Character Level and Stats

Accumulating Experience Points

The level of each of the party members can be increase by earning Experience Points (or EXP) such as when clearing battles or successfully completing quests.

Accumulated EXP

However, the experience points you have accumulated will not immediately reflect and add to your current EXP. You will have to stay at camps or inns to cash them all in.

Level up

Explanation of Stats

Increasing your level also increases your stats such as Strength, Vitality, and Magic. Leveling up is essential if you want to get stronger and defeat more dangerous enemies.

Stat Effect
HP
HP
Indicates your maximum health
MP
MP
Indicates your maximum magical energy
Attack
Attack
Affects the damage dealt by your physical attacks.
Defense
Defense
Affects the damage received from enemy physical attacks
Strength
Strength
Increases your Attack stat
Vitality
Vitality
Increases your Defense stat
Magic
Magic
Increases the damage dealt by spells and attacks that scales with the Magic stat, such as Scepter of the Pious and Bow of the Clever
Spirit
Spirit
Reduces damage received from magical attacks
Fire resistance
Fire Resistance
Reduces damage received from fire-elemental attacks
Ice resistance
Ice Resistance
Reduces damage received from ice-elemental attacks
Lightning resistanceLightning Resistance Reduces damage received from lightning-elemental attacks
Dark resistance
Dark Resistance
Reduces damage received from dark-elemental attacks
Shot resistance
Shot Resistance
Reduces damage received from ballistic attacks

Ascension

Astralspheres

Combat astralsphere

The Ascension system is divided into 9 Astralspheres.

Each astralsphere contain ability nodes with different effects and abilities that can be used to progress smoothly through the game.

More information about the Astralspheres in the link below!

List of Ascension Abilities

Use Your AP to Unlock Useful Abilities

In addition to character levels, there is a system called Ascension with nodes that you can unlock using AP to get stronger. APs can be earned in different ways such as leveling up and defeating an enemy with warp-strike.

Check the guide below for methods of farming AP!

How to Farm AP

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