Final Fantasy Compendium

Ninja

Appearances: FF1, FF3, FF4, FF5, FF6, FF7, FF11, FF12RW, FFT, FFTA, FFTA2
Aliases: None

Ninjas are usually associated with the Throw command which allows the user to take an item or unequipped weapon from the inventory and throw it at the enemy for massive damage. The downfall is this item/equipment is lost forever as soon as it is thrown, so it's essential to choose wisely. They also come with high speed, high agility, and an affinity for thievery. They also have the staple of being able to equip a sword in each hand, doubling their attack power.

Similar Job Classes: Thief, Samurai, Knight

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FF1
NAME: Ninja
OVERVIEW: Evolves from Thief. He knows some Black Magic, similar to a Dark Knight.
WEAPONS: Bane Sword, Coral Sword, Defense Sword, Dragon Sword, Falchion, Flame Sword, Giant Sword, Ice Sword, Long Sword, Masamune, Rapier, Rune Sword, Sabre, Scimitar, Short Sword, Silver Sword, Sun Sword, Vorpal, Were Sword, Cat Claw, Katana, Large Dagger, Silver Knife, Small Dagger, Great Axe, Hand Axe, Light Axe, Silver Axe, Iron Staff, Power Staff, Wooden Staff, Iron Hammer, Silver Hammer, Thor's Hammer, Iron Nunchuk, Wooden Nunchuk
ATTRIBUTES: Average strength, high agility, high luck, low magic
MAGIC:
Black Magic: Fire, Lock, Slep, Lit, Dark, Slow, Tmpr, Ice, Fir2, Lok2, Hold, Lit2, Conf, Fast, Slp2, Ice2

FF3
NAME: Ninja
OVERVIEW: This class is best physical strength job class (as opposed to the Shaman whose primary power is magic). It does not share many characteristics with the other Ninjas.
WEAPONS: All weapons, but primarily shuriken
ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Fight - Attack with equipped weapon
  • Defend - Increase defense power for one turn
  • Run - Run away from battle
  • Item - Use an item from inventory
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, high HP, low magic defense, low magic

    FF4
    NAME: Edge (A.K.A. Edward Geraldine)
    OVERVIEW: Edge is considered a Ninja, but shares many characteristics with Thief.
    WEAPONS: Uses blades best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Dart/Throw - Throw any item or equipment at enemy
  • Sneak - Steal an item from the enemy
    Ninja:
  • Flame - Cause fire damage to all enemies
  • Flood - Cause water damage to all enemies
  • Blitz - Cause damage to all enemies
  • Pin - Paralyze one enemy
  • Image - Project two images of the self to avoid the next two physical attacks
  • Smoke - Flee without losing GP
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, high speed, average magic

    FF5

    NAME: Ninja
    OVERVIEW: This Ninja also uses the Double Lance which can strike twice.
    WEAPONS: Knives, Full Moon, Rising Sun, Double Lance
    ABILTIIES/MAGIC:
  • !Smoke - Escape from battle quickly
  • !Image - Project a ghost image to allow user to dodge the next two physical attacks
  • First Strike - Become the first person to perform an action in any battle
  • !Throw - Throw a weapon from the inventory with no chance of missing (default)
  • 2-Handed - Allows character to equip a weapon in each hand (except two-handed weapons) (default)
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, high speed, low magic

    FF6
    NAME: Shadow
    OVERVIEW: Official job class is Assassin. He cannot equip two swords.
    WEAPONS: Knives, Throwable weapons
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Throw - Throw a weapon from inventory
  • ATTRIBUTES: High speed, high attack power, high evasion

    FF7
    NAME: Yuffie Kisaragi
    OVERVIEW: You get the Throw materia when Yuffie joins your party.
    WEAPONS: Shuriken
    LIMITS:
  • Greased Lightning - Combination of a close-up and a distant attack
  • Clear Tranquil - Restores minor HP to party
  • Landscaper - Causes earth damage to enemy
  • Blood Fest - Attacks the enemy brutally ten times
  • Gauntlet - Damages all enemies with blue light
  • Doom of the Living - Slashes fifteen times at all enemies (targeted randomly)
  • All Creation - Massive beam slams into enemy party
  • ATTRIBUTES: High MP, high speed, low HP

    FF11
    NAME: Ninja
    OVERVIEW: Can fight with two weapons
    WEAPONS: Uses katanas best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Mijin Gakure - Sacrifice life to deal damage to enemy
    Ichi Ninjutsu:
  • Tonko: Ichi - Lessens chance of being detected by sight
  • Utsusemi: Ichi - Creates three shadow images that each absorb a single attack
  • Katon: Ichi - Deal fire damage to enemy and lower its resistance against water
  • Hyoton: Ichi - Deals ice damage to enemy and lower its resistance against fire
  • Huton: Ichi - Deals wind damage to enemy and lower its resistance against ice
  • Doton: Ichi - Deals earth damage to enemy and lower its resistance against wind
  • Raiton: Ichi - Deals lightning damage to enemy and lower its resistance against earth
  • Suiton: Ichi - Deals water damage to enemy and lower its resistance against lightning
  • Kurayami: Ichi - Blinds an enemy
  • Hojo: Ichi - Reduce enemy speed
  • Dokumori: Ichi - Poison enemy
  • Jubaku: Ichi - Paralyze enemy
    Ni Ninjutsu:
  • Tonko: Ni - Lessens chance of being detected by sight
  • Utsusemi: Ni - Creates four shadow images that each absorb a single attack
  • Katon: Ni - Deal fire damage to enemy and lower its resistance against water
  • Hyoton: Ni - Deals ice damage to enemy and lower its resistance against fire
  • Huton: Ni - Deals wind damage to enemy and lower its resistance against ice
  • Doton: Ni - Deals earth damage to enemy and lower its resistance against wind
  • Raiton: Ni - Deals lightning damage to enemy and lower its resistance against earth
  • Suiton: Ni - Deals water damage to enemy and lower its resistance against lightning
  • Kurayami: Ni - Blinds an enemy
  • Hojo: Ni - Reduce enemy speed
  • SUPPORT ABILITIES: Stealth, Dual Wield, Resist Bind, Subtle Blow
    ATTRIBUTES: High evasion, high critical hit rate

    FF12RW
    NAME: Ninja / Assassin
    OVERVIEW: Only enemy humes can be ninjas.
    WEAPONS: N/A
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Katon (Confuse + Fire damage)
  • Suiton (Silence + Water damage)
  • Raijin (Slow + Thunder damage)
  • Doton (Blind + Earth damage)
  • Dokumori (Poison + damage)

  • FF: Tactics
    NAME: Ninja
    OVERVIEW: Learns abilities to throw weapons, balls, or shuriken.
    WEAPONS: Knife, Ninja Sword, Flail
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Throw:
  • Shuriken - Allows to you throw shuriken
  • Bomb/Ball (PSX) - Allows you to throw a Ball
  • Knife - Allows you to throw a knife
  • Sword - Allows you to throw a sword
  • Hammer - Allows you to throw a flail
  • Katana - Allows you to throw a Katana
  • Ninja Sword - Allows you to throw a Ninja sword
  • Axe - Allows you to throw an axe
  • Polearm/Spear (PSX) - Allows you to throw a spear
  • Pole/Stick (PSX) - Allows you to throw a stick
  • Knight's Sword/Knight Sword (PSX)- Allows you to throw a Knight sword
  • Book/Dictionary (PSX) - Allows you to throw a Dictionary
    Reaction Abilities: Vanish/Sunken State (PSX) - become invisible; Reflexes/Abandon (PSX) - increase evasion for physical and magic attacks
    Support Abilities: Dual Wield/Two Swords (PSX) - use weapon in each hand
    Move Abilities: Waterwalking/Move in Water (PSX)
  • ATTRIBUTES: High evasion, high speed, high attack power, low HP, low MP, low magic power

    FF: Tactics Advance
    NAME: Ninja
    OVERVIEW: Can cause various status effects based on elemental "veils".
    WEAPONS: Katana
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Ninja Skill:
  • Throw - Throw item from inventory
  • Wood Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Paralyze
  • Fire Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Confuse
  • Earth Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Slow
  • Metal Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Blind
  • Water Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Silence
  • Unspell - Remove status enhancements from target
  • Oblivion - Causes forgetfulness
    Reaction Abilities: Last Haste - Cast Haste on self when HP critical
    Support Abilities: Double Sword - Use two swords at once
    Combo: Ninja Combo
  • ATTRIBUTES: High evasion, high attack power, high speed, low HP

    FF: Tactics A2
    NAME: Ninja
    OVERVIEW: Identical to the FFTA Ninja.
    WEAPONS: Katana
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Ninjutsu:
  • Throw - Throw item from inventory
  • Wood Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Paralyze
  • Fire Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Confuse
  • Earth Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Slow
  • Gold Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Blind
  • Water Veil - Damage enemy with chance of Silence
  • Unspell - Remove status enhancements from target
  • Oblivion - Causes forgetfulness
    Reaction Abilities: Critical:Haste - Cast Haste on self when HP critical
    Support Abilities: Dual Wield - Use two swords at once
  • Traits of Ninja in Other Games

    FF2: Paul, a thief (not in the sense of the job class) uses the same sprite as an FF1 Ninja.
    FF6: The Genji Glove accessory allows the use of one sword in each hand.
    FF7: The Throw materia allows the user to throw items.
    FF9: Amarant can use the Throw command.
    FFTA: The Juggler can use the Throw command.

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