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PLC Lich.jpg
Sprite(s) The Lich's portrait in Tactics Ogre: The Knight of LodisThe Lich's sprite in Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
The Lich's sprite in Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
The Male Lich's portrait in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP) The Male Lich's sprite in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP) The Female Lich's portrait in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP) The Female Lich's sprite in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)
Gender Male (MOTBQ) (PLC)

Unisex (LUCT) (KOL)

Race Undead

Human (LUCT PSP)

Alignment Chaotic.pngChaotic
Element Dark.pngDark

"One who ceased to exist as a human being in order to further pursue the way of magic."
— Description

The Lich is a playable class in Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber and Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. Giving up their former lives, the liches live on in undeath, practising dark and foul magic.


Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen[]

The Lich has the appearance of a black robed skeletal figure wielding a scepter. The most powerful of the spell casters in the game, the Lich boasts three hit all magic attacks in the back row. Oddly enough, despite the low alignment of the Lich, his front row attack is White based, allowing him to one hit kill undead characters.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together[]

This class is represented by Nybbas Obderhode. After being slain by Denim inside Hell Gate, he used a Ring of the Dead to resurrect himself as a Lich, gaining greater power in the process. However, Denim confronts him again in the deepest floor of the dungeon, and manages to slay Nybbas for good.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)[]

Besides being represented by Nybeth Obdilord, now this class is also available for generic units. Males have rotting bodies covered in heavy robes, and females, while more human-looking, have their faces and most of their bodies completely covered. Limited to Human units, to get the Lich class the player has to use a Ring of the Dead with the desired unit while in Floor 41. This process is rather tedious, so prepare before the class change.


Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen[]

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (SNES/PS)[]

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber[]

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis[]

  • Favored Weapon: Staves/Wands.
  • Favored Armor: Robes.

The Lich is a special playable class. They can be considered the best generic magic class, only overshadowed by the special classes Witch♥ and Sorceress. Like in previous entries, only Chaotic units can be converted into Liches, but unlike before there's no gender restriction.

Besides their excellent MP and INT growths, the Lich enjoys a surprisingly great DEF/MDEF score, and the biggest spellcasting pool of all classes, being only barred from using Virtue Magic and Summons; while the second may sound like a considerable downgrade, the Lich has access to Fiend's Grip, one of the most damaging Area-Effect spells in the game. As with other spellcasters, their only visible weakness is their terrible Move score, and even then they're likely to annihilate any enemy before it's close enough to become a threat.

One detail of note is that the Rings of the Dead necesary for Lich transmigration come in *very* finite quantities, and are too easily missable. They can only be found in the following locations:

  1. As buried treasure at Ostorea Crypt (Story Path A/B)
  2. By clearing Rebanada (refuse Saia while Lobelia is not in the party)
  3. Dropped by a Daemon at Harmonia (Story Path A/B)

Added to this is that Liches cannot reclass ever again, and Lich units are considered dead for story purposes, such as any converted special characters, while Alphonse is completely barred from classing in the first place. Despite that, Liches are considered 'living' units in combat, being subject to normal KO conditions and immune to damaging effects from Banish, Exorcism, and healing magic.

Liches are an amazing addition to any player party, in particular those in the Story Path B which bars them from recruiting Cybil Alinda. It's recommended to choose a Siren unit for transmigration, since it's the best prepared of the generic classes for Lich conversion.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)[]

  • Weapon: Dagger (basic, Baldur, Damasc & Cursed Dagger), Cudgel (all except Staff of Restoration, Staff of Purification & Sagara), Spellbook*, Caldia Fan.
  • Shields: Buckler & Baldur Shield.
  • Body armor: Robes.
  • Other armor: Restricted, but some access to mage headgear & jewelry.

Arguably the best spellcaster in the game, but also the slowest and one of the most fragile. They have the highest INT score of all classes, and greater access to magic than all others, including all elemental magic (minus Divine), Dark Magic, Apocrypha and Draconic Magic, and the only unit other than Necromancers capable of using Necromancy.

The Lich is one of the best Dark Magic attackers in terms of power and accessibility. Even without Dark Magic, access to Draconic Magic, Apocrypha and almost every spell type means that the Lich can excel in every elemental school. It's recommended to focus on a single element, as it will take three skill slots by itself (for Element Magic, Draconic Magic, and Augment Element).

Their special skills are kind of a mixed bag: Reflection -reflects spells used on the caster and nearby ally units for a turn- is an useful skill, but its high cost (24 TP) makes it impractical, while Salvation -if the caster has less than 50% MP, absorbs MP from nearby allies to fill to 50%. If over 50% MP, distributes extra to nearby units- is too situational for most battles. Transferring Meditate* from the Wizard may as well be the best investment of TP for the Lich. Finally, they are the only class to learn Demon Pact, neccesary to recruit Umbra classes.

Liches don't have a classmark. To gain a Lich, the player has to equip a Ring of the Dead on the desired unit while on Floor 41 of the Palace of the Dead. The rings can be gotten fron different places, more easily from the female Cenobite on Floor 33 or the male Death Eater on Floor 53.

Bear in mind that named generics (like Sara and Voltare) and semi-uniques (like Donnalto, Arycelle and Bayin) *cannot* be converted into Liches, only uniques (like Cressida) and regular generics can.

It's recommended to choose an unit with low RT to mitigate the Lich's slowness, and equip armor with low weight.

Because of the tediousness of converting to this class, and the difficulty of reclassing again, make sure your unit is well prepared before the class change, such as getting the necessary skills from other classes and getting the right equipment.

*Asterisk signifies it must be taught from another class.

Suggested endgame skillset: Draconic Magic, Necromancy, [elemental] Magic, Augment [element], Anatomy, Swiftfoot I, Spellcraft IV, Meditate, Constitution III, Reflection.


Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen[]

Lichicon.png Lich Shieldicon.png Resistances
Requirements A Sorcerer and an Undead Ring Physical 100
Size Small Fire 100
Leader Yes Cold 100
Recruit Phantom, Wraith Lightning 68
Movement Type Plains Black 100
Deployment Cost 1650 Goth + (250 x level) White 10
Upokay.png Statistic Increases Per Level
Hit Points Strength Agility Intelligence
2-6 1-3 2-4 4-6
Swordicon.png Attacks
Row Description # of Attacks PSX Name SNES Name Element
Front Emits a damaging cold, white energy from his scepter at an enemy 3 Cold Eye Coldeye White
Back Launches a hit all magic assault based upon enemy elemental resistance 3 Magic Plus Magic+ Varies

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber[]

LichIcon.png Lich
PLC Lich.jpg Requirements ALI 0-30
INT 24
MEN 51
Class Type Undead
Size Small
Leadership Rank UnitLeader Badge.png Unit Leader
Carriable Items 1
Movement Type Plains2.png Plains
PLCLevelup.png Statistic Growth Per Level
Hit Points Strength Vitality Intelligence Mentality Agility Dexterity
3 3 3 7 5 3 4
EquipmentIcon.png Equipment
Staves Robes
Kerykeion.png Kerykeion BloodstainedRobe.png Bloodstained Robe
Spellbooks Accessories
BookofBane.png Book of Bane RingoftheDead.png Ring of the Dead (cannot be changed)
PLCattacks.png Attacks
Row Attack Name Description # of Attacks Element
Front Dark Quest Dark, undead forces assault a group of enemies 2 Dark.png
Middle Dark Quest Dark, undead forces assault a group of enemies 2 Dark.png
Back Dark Quest Dark, undead forces assault a group of enemies 3 Dark.png

Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis[]

KOL Lich Portrait.gif Stats Growth
HP 4 ~ 6
KOL Lich Sprite.gif MP 6 ~ 8
Emblem None STR 2 ~ 2
Element Bane Bane INT 6 ~ 8
Move 5.x Trudging Wading AGI 4 ~ 6
118 MP, 134 INT, Chaotic ALI
Skills & Magic Slots Magic Type
-- Magic Slot --

-- Magic Slot --
-- Magic Slot --

WindWind Magic [All but Summons]

EarthEarth Magic [All but Summons]
FireFire Magic [All but Summons]
WaterWater Magic [All but Summons]
BaneBane Magic [All]

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)[]

LUCT PSP Male Lich Portrait.png LUCT PSP Fem Lich Portrait.png Stats: Level 1 Level 50
STR +114
VIT +122
LUCT PSP Male Lich Sprite.png LUCT PSP Fem Lich Sprite.png DEX +109
Human AGIL +108
Classmark None (Ring of the Dead) AVD +122
Move 3 Slow, 1 Up, 2 Down INT +137
RT 30 MIND +119
Basic Attacks RES +137
Melee MeleeATK.png Punch ATK 5
Ranged RangedATK.png Cast Stones DEF 9
Magic Class Skills
Fire.png Fire Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Water.png Water Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Earth.png Earth Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Air.png Air Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Ice.png Ice Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Lightning.png Lightning Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Utility]
Dark.png Dark Magic [Missile, Indirect, Apocrypha, Drain, Utility]
Draconic.png Draconic Magic [Damaging spells, Springboard, Teleport, Phanton Shell, Negate Spell]
Necromancy.png Necromancy [All spells]
Demon's Pact [Lv.1]
Salvation [Lv.8]
Reflection [Lv.24]
Meditate [Transfer]

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