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Final Fantasy Jobs

job / n. 1. Piece of work to be done; task. 2. Position in, or piece of, paid employment. 3. Slang. Crime, esp. a robbery.


Since the very first game, different jobs have been central to the gameplay in any RPG. The characteristics of these jobs in Final Fantasy have changed and become more sophisticated as the series progressed, but the idea of party members with roles that have strengths and weaknesses has always been there. Games either have the same people that can change into multiple jobs (like FF5 and FFX-2), or multiple characters with individual skills (like FF7 and FF8).

This page is divided into two sections - Crossover jobs and Game-specific jobs. Crossover jobs are those that span more than one game, whereas those in only a single game are all on one game-specific page. Those jobs that are significant crossovers go to the crossover page entry. For example, clicking on FFX-2 White Mage will go the the White Mage page - FFX-2 entry. Please note that the jobs of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles are not related to any of the other jobs. FF:CC jobs play no part in abilities (no restrictions on who can learn them, only usable in dungeons and unretainable), attributes (determined by race), weapons, or appearance.

NOTE: For jobs in FF5, the "!" means a command used on the battle screen. If it does have this symbol, it is not an ability that can be activated, it is always "on".


Crossover Jobs

  • Archer - Uses bows and arrows
  • Bard - Sings to cause effects
  • Beastmaster - Controls other monsters
  • Berserker - Attacks uncontrollably
  • Black Mage - Uses magic to harm enemies
  • Blue Mage - Learns enemy skills
  • Chemist - Uses items more effectively
  • Dancer - Dances to cause effects
  • Dark Knight - Sacrifices self to cause damage
  • Dragoon - Uses spears and jump attacks
  • Fighter - Physical fighter who uses various attacks.
  • Gambler - Abilities are based on chance
  • Geomancer - Uses spells related to battlefield
  • Gunner - Uses rifles or pistols
  • Knight - Physical class that relies exclusively on high defense and attack.
  • Magic Knight - Combines black magic and physical attacks
  • Mime - Copies the last action by an ally
  • Monk - Fights with bare hands and chakra
  • Ninja - Throws items to cause damage
  • Onion Knight - has no abilities, but can equip special equipment and various abilities based on other jobs.
  • Paladin - Combines physical strength with white magic and can cover allies.
  • Red Mage - Can cast white and black magic
  • Samurai - Throws money at enemy to cause damage
  • Scholar - Can look at enemy statistics
  • Soldier - Sword user who reduces enemy stats.
  • Summoner - Summons huge monsters to fight
  • Thief - Steals from enemy
  • Time Mage - Uses magic to speed up or slow down actions
  • Warrior - Initial sword user class.
  • White Mage - Uses magic to heal allies

Index by Game

Final Fantasy 1

  • Fighter
  • Knight
  • Thief
  • Ninja
  • Black Belt
  • Master
  • Red Mage
  • Red Wizard
  • White Mage
  • White Wizard
  • Black Mage
  • Black Wizard
  • Final Fantasy 2

  • Firion
  • Gordon
  • Guy
  • Josef
  • Leila
  • Leon/Dark Knight
  • Maria
  • Minh
  • Richard
  • Final Fantasy 3

  • Bard
  • Black Belt
  • Black Mage
  • Devout
  • Dark Knight (DS Only)
  • Dragoon
  • Evoker
  • Freelancer
  • Geomancer
  • Hunter
  • Knight
  • M. Knight (NES Only)
  • Magus
  • Monk
  • Ninja
  • Onion Knight
  • Red Mage
  • Sage
  • Scholar
  • Summoner
  • Thief
  • Viking
  • Warrior
  • White Wizard
  • Final Fantasy 4

  • Cecil (Dark Knight)
  • Cecil (Paladin)
  • Cid
  • Edge
  • Edward
  • FuSoYa
  • Kain
  • Palom
  • Porom
  • Rosa
  • Rydia
  • Tellah
  • Yang
  • Final Fantasy 5

  • Bard
  • Berserker
  • Black Mage
  • Blue Mage
  • Canonneer
  • Chemist
  • Dancer
  • Dragoon
  • Gladiator
  • Geomancer
  • Hunter
  • Knight
  • Mediator/Trainer
  • Mime
  • Monk
  • Ninja
  • Necromancer
  • Oracle
  • Red Mage
  • Samurai
  • Sorceror
  • Summoner
  • Thief
  • Time Mage
  • White Mage
  • Final Fantasy 6

  • Celes
  • Cyan
  • Edgar
  • Gau
  • Gogo
  • Locke
  • Mog
  • Relm
  • Sabin
  • Setzer
  • Shadow
  • Strago
  • Terra
  • Umaro
  • Final Fantasy 7

  • Aeris
  • Barret
  • Cait Sith
  • Cid
  • Cloud
  • Red XIII
  • Tifa
  • Vincent
  • Yuffie
  • Final Fantasy 8

  • Edea
  • Irvine
  • Kiros
  • Laguna
  • Quistis
  • Rinoa
  • Seifer
  • Selphie
  • Squall
  • Ward
  • Zell
  • Final Fantasy 9

  • Amarant
  • Beatrix
  • Dagger
  • Eiko
  • Freya
  • Quina
  • Steiner
  • Vivi
  • Thief
  • Final Fantasy 10

  • Auron
  • Kimahri
  • Lulu
  • Rikku
  • Tidus
  • Wakka
  • Yuna
  • Final Fantasy X-2

  • Alchemist
  • Berserker
  • Black Mage
  • Dark Knight
  • Festival-Goer
  • Floral Fallal
  • Full Throttle
  • Gun Mage
  • Gunner
  • Lady Luck
  • Machina Maw
  • Mascot
  • Psychicer
  • Samurai
  • Songstress
  • Thief
  • Trainer
  • Warrior
  • White Mage
  • Final Fantasy 11

  • Bard
  • Beastmaster
  • Black Mage
  • Blue Mage
  • Corsair
  • Dancer
  • Dark Knight
  • Dragoon
  • Monk
  • Ninja
  • Paladin
  • Puppetmaster
  • Ranger
  • Red Mage
  • Samurai
  • Scholar
  • Summoner
  • Thief
  • Warrior
  • White Mage
  • Final Fantasy 12: Revenant Wings

  • Vaan
  • Penelo
  • Kytes
  • Filo
  • Llyud
  • Ba'Gamnan
  • Balthier
  • Fran
  • Ashe
  • Basch
  • Archer/Ballista
  • Black Mage
  • Dragon Knight/Dragoon
  • Fusilier
  • Gladiator
  • Monk/Champion
  • Ninja/Assassin
  • Seeq/War-chief
  • Sky Pirate
  • Sky Samurai
  • Sky Soldier
  • Sky Warrior
  • Time Mage
  • Warmage
  • Warrior/Berserker
  • White Mage
  • Final Fantasy Tactics


  • Archer
  • Arithmetician/Calculator
  • Bard
  • Black Mage/Wizard
  • Chemist
  • Dancer
  • Dark Knight
  • Divine Knight
  • Dragonkin/Dragoner
  • Dragoon/Lancer
  • Fell Knight/Dark Knight
  • Game Hunter
  • Geomancer
  • Holy Knight
  • Knight
  • Machinist/Engineer
  • Mime
  • Mystic/Oracle
  • Monk
  • Netherseer/Hell Knight
  • Ninja
  • Onion Knight
  • Orator/Mediator
  • Samurai
  • Sky Pirate
  • Skyseer/Heaven Knight
  • Soldier
  • Squire
  • Summoner
  • Sword Saint/Holy Swordsman
  • Templar
  • Thief
  • Time Mage
  • White Mage/Priest
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

  • Alchemist
  • Animist
  • Assassin
  • Archer
  • Beastmaster
  • Bishop
  • Black Mage
  • Blue Mage
  • Defender
  • Dragoon
  • Elementalist
  • Fencer
  • Fighter
  • Gadgeteer
  • Gladiator
  • Gunner
  • Hermetic
  • Hunter
  • Illusionist
  • Judgemaster
  • Juggler
  • Mog Knight
  • Morpher
  • Ninja
  • Paladin
  • Red Mage
  • Runeseeker
  • Sage
  • Sniper
  • Solider
  • Summoner
  • Templar
  • Thief
  • Time Mage
  • White Mage
  • White Monk
  • Warrior
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2

  • Agent
  • Alchemist
  • Animist
  • Arcanist
  • Assassin
  • Archer
  • Bard
  • Beastmaster
  • Berserker
  • Bishop
  • Black Mage
  • Blue Mage
  • Cannoneer
  • Chocobo Knight
  • Dancer
  • Defender
  • Dragoon
  • Elementalist
  • Fencer
  • Fighter
  • Flintlock
  • Fusilier
  • Geomancer
  • Gladiator
  • Green Mage
  • Heritor
  • Hunter
  • Illusionist
  • Juggler
  • Lanista
  • Master Monk
  • Moogle Knight
  • Ninja
  • Paladin
  • Parivir
  • Ranger
  • Raptor
  • Ravager
  • Red Mage
  • Sage
  • Scholar
  • Seer
  • Sky Pirate
  • Sniper
  • Soldier
  • Spellblade
  • Summoner
  • Templar
  • Thief
  • Time Mage
  • Tinker
  • Trickster
  • Viking
  • White Mage
  • White Monk
  • Warrior

  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

  • Alchemist
  • Blacksmith
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Merchant
  • Miller
  • Rancher
  • Tailor