Assembling the maximum damage party is actually a tough task. Yes, we know that for maximum damage MA are out, but that is mostly it. It doesn't make this build objectively the best. For example: How good is a formation that has the highest damage output but zero defense? I guess what it really comes down to with that question is what you actually want to accomplish with such a build. And if you don't know, by god things can get gnarly again. For the purposes of this particular build I will only do builds that are possible WITHOUT manual equipping. This means there isn't a party of 18 people dual-wielding Shielding Hawkwinds. (For data on the highest damage wield-style check my article here: 
II 5x Physical, 3x Specia…
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Do you want my save file for this build? Shoot me a message on the talk page here and I'll hand it over. I also have a completed legit, high BR, normal mode save file right at the Sacred Lands (without At Hatred's End finished).
After many trials and even more errors, I have finally achieved something close to what I want.
- Must be in hard mode.
- Finished all quests to get The True Conqueror.
- Finished At Hatred's End. Not doing it gimps the Conqueror from using Abyssal Seal.
- Have not killed any DLC bosses (apart from the ones required to be able to see Demigod).
- Party has maxed stats. This means 255 strength, etc, 9999 unit hp, +99 AP per move, 999 max AP.
- Party must have maxed arts. All possible arts must be at max. (Peerless or Swift depending on…
Dual wielding is the highest damage weapon style in the game. There are drawbacks however: In chasing DPS you lose defense and evasion. It also requires upgrading and managing two seperate weapons. DW has multiple paths: swords, katanas, axes, and maces.
Type Weapon ATK MYS Effect DEF M.DEF CO CD Evasion
Axe Might Splitter 153 72 CA +5 50 23 24% 38% 12%
Axe Shielding Hawkwind 189 112 Phys Resist +5 62 39 24% 38% 18%
Katana Nightbloom Mist 220 179
58 19 30% 48% 20%
Katana Nightbloom Virtutis 223 222
17 18 30% 48% 20%
Katana Parrying Tataraichi 184 135 Phys Resist +5 41 28 25% 40% 9%
Sword Might Longsword 149 74 CA +5 52 25 29% 46% 19%
Sword Shielding Bluesteel 174 127 Phys Resist +5 55 38 29% 46% 24%
Type Weapon ATK MYS …
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