After the SeeD Field Exam you’ll be rated on your performance, starting with your conduct during the Fire Cavern all the way to the end of the aforementioned field exam. This will establish your starting SeeD Rank, which is ultimately fairly trivial in the grand scheme of things. It really only determines what salary you’ll earn (which you’ll accrue as you take steps), and since you can get infinite Gil via GF abilities… well, the Gil you earn from salary is not all that important.

Once you’ve earned your SeeD Rank, you may wonder how to boost it. There are a few actions in-game that will effect your rank, but the most common ways to improve or reduce your SeeD rank are to defeat monsters and earn paychecks, respectively. Each SeeD rank consists of 100 XP, and every time you get paid you’ll lose 10 XP, while every time you defeat a monster you’ll earn 1 XP. Every time your SeeD XP changes its 100s value your SeeD Rank will increase or decrease. So, defeating monsters good, running around in circles bad.

The amount of Gil you’ll earn at each rank can be found below:

SeeD Ranks and Salary
1500G119,000G2115,500G
21,000G1210,000G2216,000G
31,500G1311,000G2316,500G
42,000G1412,000G2417,000G
53,000G1512,500G2517,500G
64,000G1613,000G2618,000G
75,000G1713,500G2718,500G
86,000G1814,000G2819,000G
97,000G1914,500G2919,500G
108,000G2015,000G3020,000G
A30,000G

(1 of 3) You can take a number of written tests

There’s a faster way to earn SeeD Ranks, however. This can be done by entering the menu and picking the Tutorial option, followed by TEST. Each test consists of ten yes/no questions that must be answered perfectly to increase your SeeD rank, but keep in mind that you can only take one test per level of your character, so those trying for a low-level run might be somewhat limited in this regard.

The answers to all the SeeD tests can be found below:

SeeD Test Answers
1Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No11Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes21Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No
2Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No12No -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No22No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No
3No -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No13Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No23Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes
4No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No14Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No24Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes
5No -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes15Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes25Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No
6Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes16Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No26Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- No
7Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No17Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No27No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No
8No -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No18Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No28Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- No
9No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes19Yes -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes29No -- No -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No
10Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No20Yes -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- No -- Yes -- Yes -- Yes -- No -- No30No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No -- No -- Yes -- No -- No -- No

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS1, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 March 2019
  • Last Updated
    21 October 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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Follow the exploits of Squall, a resident of Balamb Garden and SeeD aspirant whose first contract as a professional mercenary expands into a fight to save the world from an evil sorceress.

This guide will cover the main quest-line chronologically, giving advice on leveling (and how to avoid it), where to find the best spells, how to acquire all GFs and defeat all bosses. In addition the guide will cover all side quests and will also include in-depth mini-guides for Chocobo World and Triple Triad. By following this guide you can aspire to the following:

  • Complete walkthrough of the main questline.
  • All side quests and optional content.
  • How to defeat both of the game’s superbosses.
  • Information on how to acquire each GF and a discussion of their abilities, including where to assign them.
  • Information on Triple Triad, including the location of every card in the game and how to best use them.
  • Low-level run information.
  • Information on min-maxing stats.
  • A mini-guide for Chocobo World.
  • Information on all characters, including stats and how to acquire all their weapons and limits.
  • Triple Triad guide.

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