SaGa Frontier/T260Recuit

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T260
Race Mec (Type 1)
Gender Neutral


Emelia T260 Riki Blue Asellus Red Lute
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Common recruitment method

Go to Scrap and enter the Pub. T260 will be sitting in the lower left corner. Talk to it and you'll have a prompt to allow it to join; say 'yes' (of course) to recruit T260.

Special recruitment methods

There are no special ways to recruit T260.

Recruitable characters in T260's scenario

Humans

Annie: During the Rune Magic Quest - specifically, in search of the Freedom Rune - go to Koorong and talk to the informant (the man with Purple Hair near the inn). He will tell you that the girl near the restaurant may know about Runes. Go up the stairs and find Annie (the blonde girl in the green) and talk to her. She will offer to help you enter the prison, Despair, to help you get the Freedom Rune. Upon doing so, she joins you.

Emelia: During the Arcane Magic Quest - specifically, in search of the Gold Card - go to Baccarat and talk to the lady in the purple bunny outfit (This is Emelia); When you reach the part of the quest where you follow the gnome into the sewer, Emelia will come after you and ask to join. Say 'yes' to have Emelia join you.

Fei-On: During the Rune Magic quest - specifically, when searching for the Vitality Rune - enter Tanzer. After entering, Fei-On will guide you back to the settlement within Tanzer. When you talk to him, agree to help him protect the villagers from Nomad (although you won't be doing any such thing, incidentally), and he will join your quest.

Fuse: During the Arcane Magic quest - specifically, in search of the Shield Card - go to the IRPO and ask about the Shield Card. Fuse will agree to give you the Shield Card if you help him pick a flower that grows on top of a mountain in Mosperiburg. He will join you temporarily for this quest - You don't get game over if you lose to the boss, and he will leave your party if you do; however, upon completing the quest, he will join your party permanently.

Gen: Gen will automatically join you in Junk to pursue Thyme's kidnappers.

Lute: Go to Scrap and enter the Pub. Lute will be sitting in the lower right corner. Talk to him. Then, when you go to the Caballero Factory later, Lute will come to find you as you are plundering all the smaller buildings in the factory.

Mei-Ling: Go to Scrap, and enter the Pub. Mei-Ling will be sitting on the north end. Talk to her, and you can invite her to join you. It's mandatory to recruit Mei-Ling in T260's scenario.

Half-Mystics

T260 can not recruit any Half-Mystics.

Mystics

T260 can not recruit any Mystics.

Monsters

Cotton: Go to Shrike, and enter the Bio Research Lab. Head to the second floor and enter the library room. There is a hidden switch on the bookcase across from the room's entrance; press the switch and head further inside the lab until you reach a flight of stairs. Head up the stairs and you will find a room where some scientists are experimenting on a monster (Cotton). Fight the scientists, and Cotton will join you automatically afterwards.

Kylin: After completing the Space Magic quest, you will be able to ask Kylin to join your party.

Riki: Go to Scrap and enter the Pub. Riki will be sitting in the north end. Talk to him and you'll have a prompt to allow it to join; say 'yes' (of course) to recruit Riki.

Sei: King Sei can be found in Shrike, in Sei's Tomb (imagine that). You will need to make your way through the tomb, and find and fight King Sei. Upon defeating him, you can ask him to join you. See the Side Quests section for detailed information on how to traverse through Sei's Tomb, complete with a thorough list of preparations and strategy for fighting him.

Slime: During the Rune Magic quest - specifically, when searching for the Vitality Rune - enter Tanzer. Upon completing the Vitality Rune quest, the Slime will join you automatically.

Suzaku: During the Arcane Magic quest - specifically, in search of the Shield Card - go to the IRPO and ask about the Shield Card. Fuse will agree to give you the Shield Card if you help him pick a flower that grows on top of a mountain in Mosperiburg.

On the mountain, if you fight the optional boss Jotnar, you can recruit Suzaku. See the Side Quests section for more info on how to find and defeat Jotnar, as well as how to locate Suzaku.

Thunder: As soon as you have Lute in your party, you can head to Yorkland. From the 4-way fork, head to the right. In this section of town, talk to the big red Ogre (Thunder), and Lute will ask you if you want to invite Thunder to join.


Mecs

EngineerCar: Head to Shrike and enter Nakajima Robotics. The EngineerCar is in the back of the first floor. Talk to it, and you can invite it to join you.

Leonard: After completing the Ancient Ship quest in Shingrow, go back to Nakajima Robotics and talk to the workers. Then, head to Manhattan and enter the Central Gate. When you enter, you will find Leonard and he will join you. This is a mandatory event for completing T260's quest.

PzKwV: After recruiting Leonard, go to Koorong and enter the backstreets. Head to the Laser/Missile Shop, and when you arrive, Leonard will talk to the shop-keeping Mec (PzKwV) and convince it to join you.

ZEKE: After doing the Nakajima Robotics/MouseMec mission, ZEKE should be activated (in Nakajima Robotics, of course). You can talk to it and invite it to join you.


Character Analysis

By J Bugaboo: T260G is the alpha and omega of all Mecs in Saga Frontier, which is nice, since she is the feature Mec of the game (yes, her programmed persona is female). There is a difference between playing T260G as a recruited character, and playing her in her own scenario.

Recruiting T260G is easy, and for that you get the best Mec in the game. The reason is simple: there is only one piece of equipment (MecBody) that cannot be removed from her equipment list. Every other Mec in the game has at least three. Therefore, you have two or more equipment slots to outfit T260G with equipment than any other Mec. It is entirely possible to equip T260G so that she has 999 HP and a score of 99 in STR, QUI, WIL, and all defenses, with good VIT and enough INT to equip several skills (since the number of skills you may equip on a Mec is related to its INT score). The only stats that lack for T260G are her PSY and CHA, and neither stat is all that important for Mecs.

As if that weren’t enough, T260G's scenario provides her the opportunity to: a) increase her INT score by twenty-seven for free, and b) change into a carbon copy of five of the six other recruitable Mecs in the game… plus an extra prototype! Only Leonard’s special Mec body is unavailable to her. In the end though, her original body (“Type 1” to be specific) is still the best one. Note that towards the end of her scenario, T260G will be afforded a second extra body type that may give Type 1 a run for its money.

With a veritable buffet of customization available to her, you can actually make T260G an effective fighter in both melee and ranged combat. Melee combat starts and ends with the PluralSlash skill, while ranged combat can benefit from either Shoot-All or Magnify, depending on the equipment you use. Don’t forget to equip CombatMastery and/or ShootingMastery.

You might also decide to make room for some utility Mec skills. LogicBomb is a nasty “anti-Mec” Mec skill. MaxwellProgram helps curb WP use. Finally, combine the SelfRepair skill with high VIT and 99 DEF and you may be able to drag your lovely Mec through any final boss battle with a net loss of zero HP.