Awesome! Glad you are back on track.
I finished up my study for a handful of characters. The stats are roughly the same, so I am discontinuing the study for now but maybe will finish it up later if there is interest. I strongly believe that each character has a target stat for each level regardless of when they are promoted. If they are behind, then they have a chance to increase that stat by more than 1 and sometimes by more than 5 if it is far behind. This explains whey characters that promoted after level 20 have a large number of slow level ups at first compared to lvl10 promotees.
I will impart defense and HP values for all characters after level 10 promotion to help everyone in future playthroughs. Defense is the most important stat. Missing Max and Mawlock for now, but figured you were going to use them anyways hahaha.
NAME HP DEF
Musashi 76 70 Also gains the highest attack with a Katana
Guntz 48 68
Adam 59 63 And 24% magic resist (Can be put to sleep. What?)
Bleu 67 61 Natural 75% Breath resistance
Luke 50 59
Hanzou 65 59 Also has 0% magic resist like most non-mages
Gort 53 54
Zuika 54 49 Likely to max out attack and have high defense if injured and buffed on top of that
Domingo 53 48 Also 50% magic resistance and 25% breathe resistance
Arthur 51 46 Also 27% magic resist
Zylo 53 42 Highest natural attack gains (62) Good candidate for Holy Ring along with Zuika
Musashi is not only the best Tank, but he has doomblade and is possibly the strongest attacker in the game without as much work as others to achieve 99 Atk and 99 Def. Also, Narsha got 70% magic resist, but with the abundance of the shield spell it doesn't matter.
Edit: Just finished star 8 and figured out a way to duplicate items. I am going to try to get more than one domingo, this time.