Bravely Default Jobs Guide

Your guide to every job ability in Bravely Default.

Bravely Default's expansive jobs system lets you mix and match the powers of two different professions to create characters with unique abilities, like a pirate with vampire powers or a mage with sweet ninja skills. But to create the best mixes, you'll need to know what the abilities each job will have (for example, if you want to make your Knight immune to blind, then you'll need to level up your Monk to level 8 before you assign it as your secondary job).

Bravely Default has 24 unique jobs, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Check out all of Bravely Default's job abilities below to plan out your ideal combo. And for more tips on Bravely Default, check out author Biospark27's full guide on our sister site GameFAQs. And for more of Biospark27's guides, check out his full profile here.

Full Job Listings

The below contains a full list of job abilities. Cost is explained through the following:

  • N/A: Does not have a cost
  • 0: Costs no MP or BP in battle
  • ??? HP: Costs HP
  • ??? MP: Costs MP
  • ? BP: Costs extra BP
  • ? SP: Costs Support Points (not to be confused with Sleep Points)

Arcanist

The Arcanist uses strong black magic that can take advantage of status conditions.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartAbsorb M. DamageN/AWhenever you are hit by magic damage, you restore HP equal to 25% of that damage
1Corpse4 MP75% chance to cause the doom state. Success rate depends on your M. Atk and opponent's MND stat.
2Black Magic Amp1 SPDamage from black magic increases by 25%, but it costs 50% more MP.
3Exterminate4 MPDeals high amounts of dark damage to anyone who is poisoned.
4Absorb M. Damage1 SPWhenever you are hit by magic damage, you restore HP equal to 25% of that damage
5Twilight9 MPCauses all sleeping allies and enemies to be knocked out (except bosses). Success rate depends on your M. Atk and the target's MND.
6Save BM MP2 SPBlack magic costs 25% less.
7Sacrifice25% HPRaises your M. Atk by 50% for 3 turns.
8Zero1 SPMagic damage is 50% more powerful when the last digit of your MP is 0.
9Convergence3 SPMagic that can only be group cast does 50% more damage, but only targets one target.
10Annihilation4 MPDeals dark damage to everyone with less than 0 BP. Power increases when the target's BP is lower.
11Status Ailment Amp1 SPYou are more likely to inflict status ailments.
12Iniquity4 MPDeals dark damage to everyone with more than 0 BP. Power increases when the target's BP is higher.
13Max Black Magic3 SPBlack magic costs double MP, but does 50% more damage.
14Interment25% MPDeal dark damage to all enemies

Black Mage

The black mage provides damage through offensive magic.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartBlack ResonanceN/ABlack magic becomes more powerful when more allies have the ability: +10% for 2, +15% for 3 and +20% for 4.
1Black Magic Lv. 1N/AUse Level 1 Black Magic
2Rod Lore1 SPRods become rank S weapons.
3Black Magic Lv. 2N/AUse Level 2 Black Magic
4Abate Fire1 SPHalve damage from fire attacks.
5Damage Dispersion1 SPYou take 55% damage from an attack, while allies take 15% each.
6Silence Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to silence.
7Black Magic Lv. 3N/AUse Level 3 Black Magic
8Black Resonance1 SPBoosts black magic (see starting ability for more details)
9Black Magic Lv. 4N/AUse Level 4 White Magic
10M. Atk 20% Up2 SPIncreases M. Atk by 20%
11Black Magic Lv. 5N/AUse Level 5 Black Magic
12Pierce M. Defense3 SPMagic ignores M. Defense.
13Black Magic Lv. 6N/AUse Level 6 Black Magic
14Group-Cast All3 SPMagic targets an entire party. Doesn't apply to magic that can only be self targeted.

Conjurer

The conjurer uses summons to boost their stats.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartPost-Battle MPN/AGain 25% max MP at the end of a battle.
1Invocation Lv. 190 MPRaises P. Def to maximum for 10 turns
2Steady MP Recover1 SPRestore 30 MP every turn.
3Invocation Lv. 290 MPRaises Speed and Evasion to maximum for 10 turns
4Critical MP Recover1 SPRestore 200 MP if HP falls below 20%
5Invocation Lv. 390 MPRaises M. Def to maximum for 10 turns
6Save SM MP2 SPSummoning magic costs 25% MP less.
7Post-Battle MP2 SPGain 25% max MP at the end of a battle.
8Invocation Lv. 490 MPRaises P. Atk to maximum for 10 turns.
9Obliterate4 SPKnocks out all targets 20 levels or more lower than you at the start of battle (except bosses).
10Invocation Lv. 590 MPRaises M. Atk to maximum for 10 turns.
11Max Summoning3 SPSummon magic costs double MP but does 50% more damage.
12MP 30% Up3 SPMP increases by 30%
13Invocation Lv. 690 MPCritical rate is increased by 500% for 10 turns
14Experience Up1 SPIncreases experience gained by 50%

Dark Knight

The Dark Knight uses physical attacks that sacrifice HP in order to do damage.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartAdversityN/AP. Atk, P. Def, M. Atk and M. Def increase by 10% for 3 turns each time you take damage equal to 25% of your HP (damage from sacrifice attacks counts)
1Dark Bane20% HPDark attack that does 25% more damage.
2Abate Dark1 SPHalves damage from dark attacks
3Adversity1 SPP. Atk, P. Def, M. Atk and M. Def increase by 10% for 3 turns each time you take damage equal to 25% of your HP
4Demon Master6 MPCharms a member of the demon family
5See You in Hell1 SPWhen knocked out, causes an attack which deals 4 times regular damage to all opponents. Does not work with Reraise or poison damage.
6Minus Strike16 MPDeals damage equal to the amount of HP you have lost
7Helm Lore1 SPArmor ranking for helmets increases to S.
8Black Bane30% HPAttack all enemies with a dark attack that deals 50% more damage.
9Gloom1 SPIncreases dark damage by 25%
10Absorb Magic0All magic damage (except reflected magic damage) is absorbed. Gain MP equal to the MP cost of the spell.
11Dark Nebula20% HPAttack everyone with a dark physical attack with 4 times the power of a normal attack.
12P. Atk 30% Up3 SPIncreases P. Atk by 30%.
13Life or Death0P. Atk, M. Atk, P. Def and M. Def increase by 50% for 4 turns, but you inflict the Doom status on yourself which causes KO in 4 turns*.
14Rage2 BPDark Bane is used on a random target up to 5 times or until your HP reaches 1.

Freelancer

The freelancer is a "jack of all trades", a profession which can do most things with average ability. It's the starting job of the game. Freelancer has access to useful abilities, but it's probably not a profession you want to stay in for most of the game.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartLate BloomerN/AHP, MP, P. Atk, P. Def, M.Atk & M.Def increase by 1% per job mastered.
1Examine0Display information on selected enemy.
2Treat0Heal target for 20% of their maximum HP.
3Divining Rod1 SPDisplays the number of remaining chests in a dungeon.
4Dungeon Master1 SPPrevents damage/status effects from dungeon traps.
5Mislead0Enemies will target you less frequently.
6Prayer8 MPChance based abilities are 50% more likely to succeed for 10 turns. Does not affect support abilities.
7MP 10% Up1 SPMax MP is increased by 10%.
8Endure0P. Def and M.Def increases by 25% for 4 turns.
9Poison Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to poison.
10JP Up1 SPIncreases JP for the character by 20%.
11Flee0Flee the battle with 100% success. Doesn't work in boss battles, or Dimension's Hasp
12Lure Enemy1 SPDoubles enemy encounter rate.
13Stand Ground3 SP75% chance to survive damage that would cause a KO, unless character is at 1 HP.
14Mimic0Repeats last action of an ally. (Fails on special moves and Rage).

Knight

The Knight has high P.Def and decent attack power.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartProtect AllyN/ATake a single target attack directed at any ally under 20% HP.
1Stomp0Attack with 25% more power, but drops P. Def and M. Def by 25%.
2Two-Handed1 SPDoubles boost from a one handed weapon when the other hand is empty.
3P. Def 10% Up1 SPIncreases P. Def by 10%.
4Ironclad5 MPIncreases P. Def to maximum at the start of the turn. Only applies for that turn.
5Protect Ally1 SPTake a single target attack directed at any ally under 20% HP.
6Shield Strike8 MPAttack with a shield and raise P. Def by 25% for 2 turns. Must have a shield.
7Shield Lore1 SPArmor ranking for shields goes up to S.
8Vengeance1 BPAttack against all enemies which is more powerful with more allies knocked out.
9Sword Lore1 SPSwords become S rank weapons.
10Full Cover0Protects an ally from single target physical attacks for 1 turn. Damage you take is halved for these attacks.
11Dual Shields1 SPUse 2 shields instead of a weapon.
12P. Def 30% Up3 SPIncreases P. Def by 30%
13Chivalrous Spirit1 SPEvery time you protect an ally using Protect Ally, Full Cover or White Knight, your P. Def goes up by 25% for 5 turns.
14Super Charge1 BPDeal damage according to your P. Def.

Merchant

The merchant is good for making money, and can also spend money to provide support.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartMore MoneyN/AIncreases money earned from battles by 50%. Doesn't stack, contrary to the description.
1Pay to PlayMoneySpend 50 pg multiplied by your level to raise critical hit rate by 300% for 4 turns.
2Salesman0Sell a recovery item for 2.4 times its sale price.
3White Knight1 SPIf you are under 20% HP, the ally with the most HP will defend you from a single target physical attack.
4PharmacyMoneyPay for a recovery item and use it on a target.
5Hedge RiskMoneyHalves damage for 5 turns. Every time you take damage, you lose money equal to the damage prevented by this ability.
6TakeoverMoneySpend 50 pg multiplied by your level to cause damage equal to the money you spent.
7BP DrinkMoneyPay 1000 pg to boost an ally's BP by 1, 10000 pg for 2 BP and 100000 for 3 BP.
8Speculate1 SPEither deal double damage or none at all, with equal probability.
9More Money2 SPIncreases money earned from battles by 50%
10MillionaireMoneySend 25 pg multiplied by your level to a friend. Need to use the Send command, then update data.
11Big PharmaN/AHeal an enemy with an item. They lose pg equal to the amount of HP recovered.
12Full LeverageN/ADamage and recovery are doubled. HP, MP and BP costs are doubled for everyone in battle.
13Low LeverageN/ADamage and recovery are halved. HP, MP and BP costs are halved for everyone in battle.
14PayoffMoneySpend money to end the battle. Choose how much to spend in 10000 pg increments. Chances of succees are higher if you spend more.

Monk

The monk specializes in physical attacks, armed or unarmed.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartKnuckle LoreN/AKnuckles become Rank S weapons. Increases P. Atk by 2 times your level if no weapons are equipped.
1Strong Strike0Attack with double power, but 50% success rate.
2Invigorate0Increases P. Atk by 25% for two turns with 75% chance of success. If it fails, user takes 20% HP in damage.
3Inner Alchemy5 MPRemoves poison, blind, silence, dread and confuse status from yourself.
4HP 10% Up1 SPIncreases maximum HP by 10%.
5Knuckle Lore1 SPKnuckles become Rank S weapons. Increases P. Atk by 2 times your level if no weapons are equipped.
6Hidden Dragon0Attack last, but with 25% more damage.
7Qigong Wave12 MPAttack with 25% more damage. Default does not reduce damage.
8Blind Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to blind.
9P. Atk 10% Up1 SPIncreases P. Atk by 10%
10HP 20% Up2 SPIncreases HP by 20%
11Pressure Point1 BPDeal 2 times the damage of a normal attack. Ignores opponent's P. Def.
12HP 30% Up3 SPIncreases HP by 30%
13Phoenix Flight0Reduce your HP to 1. Deal damage equal to amount of HP sacrificed.
14Natural Talent1 SPDoubles P. Atk if nothing is equipped.

Ninja

The Ninja focuses on evading attack and is good at using two weapons at once.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartDual WieldN/AWeapons do not decrease in power when weapons are held in both hands.
1Shippujinrai16 MPAttack first during a turn.
2Transience1 SPCounterattack when evading a single target attack.
3Evade 10% Up1 SPIncreases evasion by 10%
4Utsusemi0Evade the next physical attack.
5Comeback Kid1 SPP. Atk and M. Atk increase by 25% for 3 turns when a physical attack is evaded.
6Ikkikasei1 BPDoubles number of attacks for the turn it is used.
7Cleave1 SPMay attack again after defeating an enemy with a normal attack.
8Evade 20% Up2 SPIncreases evasion by 20%
9Shunshin0Increases evasion to maximum for 6 turns.
10Kairai0Causes all enemies to target the ally selected.
11Dual Wield2 SPWeapons do not decrease in power when weapons are held in both hands.
12Kakuremi0Chance of you being targeted is reduced for 5 turns
13Evade 30% Up3 SPIncreases evasion by 30%
14Frenetic Fighting2 SPAttack limit is increased from 16 hits to 32 hits.

Performer

The Performer uses singing to support all allies.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartSave Singing MPN/ASinging costs half MP.
1Love Power30 MPRaises all allies' P. Atk by 25% for 4 turns.
2Love Rush24 MPRaises all allies' Speed by 25% for 4 turns.
3One More for You26 MPIncreases target's BP by 1.
4Got Your Back24 MPRaises all allies' P. Def by 25% for 4 turns.
5Key to Your Heart24 MPRaises all allies' M. Def by 25% for 4 turns.
6Support Amp1 SPWhen your stats are raised or lowered, the stat affected is increased by 10%
7Little Devil24 MPRaises all allies' M. Atk by 25% for 4 turns.
8Catch Me12 MPYou are more likely to be targeted by enemies.
9Buff Up2 SPP. Atk, M. Atk, P. Def and M. Def increase by 5% each turn.
10Prolong Support1 SPStat raising effects last twice as long
11Charm Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to Charm.
12Save Singing MP2 SPSinging costs half MP.
13Zero Sum30 MPReduces all enemies' BP to 0 if they have 1 or more BP.
14My Hero2 BPAll allies' BP is increased by 1.

Pirate

The Pirate uses attacks that lower stats.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartAdrenaline RushN/AP. Atk and P. Def increase by 50% when HP falls below 20%
1Double Damage25% MPDoes double damage of a normal attack.
2Provoke0Makes you more likely to be targeted.
3Shell Split9 MPAttack and lower P. Def of target by 25% for 4 turns.
4Scale Strip9 MPAttack and lower M. Def of target by 25% for 4 turns.
5Shin Smash9 MPAttack and lower Speed of target by 25% for 4 turns.
6Mass Attack1 BPYou attack, along with other party members below 20% HP
7Berserk0Your P. Atk is increased by 50%, but you are forced to attack for 6 turns.
8Adrenaline Rush2 SPP. Atk and P. Def increase by 50% when HP falls below 20%
9P. Atk 20% Up2 SPIncreases P. Atk by 20%
10Defang9 MPAttack and lower P. Atk of target by 25% for 4 turns.
11Skull Bash9 MPAttack and lower M. Atk of target by 25% for 4 turns.
12Axe Lore1 SPAxes become S Ranked weapons.
13Torrent2 BPDeal up to 16 consecutive water attacks to a target, each at 30% of their normal power.
14Amped Strike50% MPDoes 4 times the damage of a normal attack.

Ranger

The Ranger specialises in targeting enemy weaknesses.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartHawkeyeN/AAccuracy increases by 100%.
1Targeting12 MPDeal 25% more damage than a normal attack.
2Bug Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to bug enemies.
3Plant Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to plant enemies.
4Beast Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to beast enemies.
5Paralyze Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to paralysis.
6Aerial Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to aerial enemies.
7Aquatic Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to aquatic enemies.
8Bow Lore1 SPBows become Rank S weapons
9Dragon Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to dragon enemies.
10Undead Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to undead enemies.
11Demon Slayer8 MPDeals 50% more damage to demon enemies.
12Hawkeye1 SPAccuracy increases by 100%
13Precision2 SPBoosts damage if all attacks in a turn hit, +3% per hit
14Multiburst1 BPDeal four random attacks with 60% power

Red Mage

The Red Mage can use offensive and defensive magic, as well as attacks, but doesn't specialise in anything.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartRevengeN/A25% chance to increase BP by 1 when taking damage.
1B/W Magic Lv. 1N/AUse Level 1 Black Magic and White Magic.
2MP 20% Up2 SPIncreases MP by 20%
3B/W Magic Lv. 2N/AUse Level 2 Black Magic and White Magic.
4Turn Tables1 SPBP increases by 1 when evading an enemy attack.
5MP Free in a Pinch2 SPMP cost is 0 if your are below 20% HP
6B/W Magic Lv. 3N/AUse Level 3 Black Magic and White Magic.
7Adrenaline1 SPBP rises by 1 each time your attack defeats an enemy.
8Save Magic MP3 SPCost of all black, white, time and summon magic is reduced by 25%.
9BP Recovery1 SPBP increases by 2 every time you are hit with a status condition.
10B/W Magic Lv. 4N/AUse Level 4 Black Magic and White Magic.
11Revenge2 SP25% chance to increase BP by 1 when taking damage.
12Revival2 SPBP increases by 2 if your HP falls below 20% with a 75% success rate. Sacrifice moves do not trigger this ability.
13An Eye for an Eye1 SPIncreases critical hit rate by 900% for 5 turns when HP is below 20%.
14In the Red1 SPPower of attacks goes up when your BP is below 0.

Salve-Maker

The Salve-Maker uses items to attack, heal, and support the team.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartHealing LoreN/AAll healing from any ability is doubled.
1Compounding0Combine 2 items to use in battle. Results vary depending on the items you use.
2First Aid0The ally with lowest HP is healed at the end of the turn.
3Experiment0Make an attack item from a consumable item.
4Attack Item Amp1 SPAttack items do 50% more damage.
5Inoculate0Use a status removing item to give immunity to that status for 6 turns.
6Auto-Potion1 SPUse a potion on yourself if you take damage. Consumes a potion.
7Shorten Ailment1 SPSleep, paralyze, dread, confuse, charm and stop have a +50% chance of being cured.
8Widen Area1 BPUse an item which will affect all targets.
9Healing Lore2 SPAll healing from any ability is doubled.
10Turn Toxic0Use a healing item that deals damage instead and causes poison.
11Auto-Phoenix2 SPAt the end of your turn, use a Phoenix Down if an ally is knocked out. Consumes a Phoenix Down.
12Collect0Get an item, depending on your location
13Resurrect0Revive all knocked out allies with 25% maximum HP
14Feel No Pain3 SPDamage to your character is delayed for the first 2 turns.

Spell Fencer

The Spell Fencer uses magic to power up their attacks.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartAnti-MagicN/AM. Def goes up by 50% when hit by magic for 4 turns.
1Sword Magic Lv. 1N/AUse Level 1 Sword Magic
2Sword Magic Lv. 2N/AUse Level 2 Sword Magic
3Firewall1 SPIf you are hit by a physical single target attack, you have a 50% chance to counter with a fire attack.
4Sword Magic Lv. 3N/AUse Level 3 Sword Magic
5Auto-Aspir Blade1 SPYou start off with Aspir Sword Magic for 10 turns.
6Magic Armor1 SPWhen you use sword magic, you take half damage from the element you're using for 4 turns.
7Sword Magic Lv. 4N/AUse Level 4 Sword Magic
8Memento3 SPAll other allies not knocked out recover 50% MP if your are knocked out.
9Sword Magic Lv. 5N/AUse Level 5 Sword Magic
10Anti-Magic2 SPM. Def goes up by 50% when hit by magic for 4 turns.
11Sword Magic Amp1 SPDoubles cost of sword magic, but increases damage by 25% when sword magic is in effect.
12Sword Magic Lv. 6N/AUse Level 6 Sword Magic
13M. Def Specialize1 SPBoosts M. Def by 50% but lowers P. Def by 25%.
14Phantom Weapon3 SPAll magic attacks have weapon damage added to them.

Spiritmaster

The Spiritmaster has moves that prevent or reduce damage.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartSave WM MPN/AWhite Magic costs 25% less MP
1Spirit Ward16 MPTarget is immune to elemental damage for 4 turns.
2Auto-Shell1 SPShell is in effect for 10 turns at the start of the battle.
3M. Def 20% Up2 SPIncreases M. Def by 20%
4Fairy's Aid1 BPTarget does 50% more damage with elemental attacks for 5 turns.
5Convert BP25% MPIncreases BP of the user by 2. (This results in a net gain of 1 BP)
6Save WM MP2 SPWhite magic costs 25% less.
7Adaptation32 MPTarget absorbs all elemental damage for 4 turns.
8Stillness2 BPAll allies and enemies take no damage from attacks for 2 turns.
9Holy One2 SPHealing is 150% more effective, but P. Atk is reduced by 25%.
10Greater Spirit Ward2 BPElemental damage is halved for all allies for 4 turns.
11Fairy Ward2 BPAll allies are immune to status conditions for 5 turns
12Moderation2 BPIncreases BP by 1 for everyone with negative BP. Decreases BP by 1 for everyone with positive BP.
13Enigma3 BPAll allies are immune to elemental damage for 4 turns.
14Maximize HP3 SPDoubles maximum HP in battle.

Summoner

The Summoner deals party-wide damage through summoning monsters.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartConvert MPN/AGain MP equal to 1% of damage you take.
1Summoning Lv. 140 MPSummon Girtablulu.
2Abate Lightning1 SPHalves damage from lightning attacks.
3Summoning Lv. 240 MPSummon Hresvelgr.
4Summoning Lv. 340 MPSummon Ziusudra's Sin.
5Friendship1 SPAffinity increases with friends more.
6Summoning Amp2 SPSummons cost 25% more MP and do 25% more damage.
7Summoning Lv. 440 MPSummon Promethean Fire.
8Summoning Lv. 540 MPSummon Deus Ex.
9Summon Substitute1 SPOn KO, use random summon magic.
10Summoning Lv. 660 MPSummon Susano-o.
11Convert MP3 SPGain MP equal to 1% of damage you take.
12Summoning Surge3 SPSummon magic does 10% more damage each time it is used
13Summon in Pinch2 SPWhen HP falls below 20%, use random summon magic.
14Amp Friends1 BPIncreases power of Friend summons.

Swordmaster

The Swordmaster uses counterattacks.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartCounterN/A60% chance to counterattack when hit by a single target physical attack.
1Nothing Ventured0Counter any physical attack with an attack that does double damage, halves damage from physical attacks.
2Abate Earth1 SPHalve damage from earth attacks.
3Katana Lore1 SPKatanas become S Ranked weapons.
4Squeaky Wheel1 BPLowers target's BP by 1. Lower success rate on bosses and special enemies.
5Multitask2 SP25% chance to attack again after a normal attack.
6Counter2 SP60% chance to counterattack when hit by a single target physical attack.
7Confuse Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to confusion.
8Before Swine0Counter any magic attack with an attack that does triple damage, halves damage from magic attacks.
9Counter Amp1 SPIncreases counterattack damage by 50%.
10Know Thine Enemy0Counter any single target attack from the enemy selected with 4 times the power of a normal attack.
11Redoubled Effort2 SPPhysical attacks are more powerful with more BP.
12The Worm Turns0Counter any attack from an enemy with 7.5 times the power of a normal attack if your HP is below 20%.
13Slow and Steady1 SPSpeed increases to maximum for 2 turns when using Default.
14Free Lunch0MP cost is zero for 2 turns.

Templar

The Templar has a fairly high defense, and can also utilise critical hit attacks and skills.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartBP Limit UpN/AMaximum BP during battle is 4 instead of 3.
1Heart Strike1 BPAn attack that is always a critical hit.
2Abate Light1 SPHalves damage from light attacks
3P. Def 20% Up2 SPIncreases P. Def by 20%
4Giant Slayer16 MPPhysical attack that does 50% more damage when target has more HP than you.
5Magic Critical1 SPMagic has a 15% chance to be a critical hit.
6Default Guard1 SPDefault reduces damage by 75% instead of 50%
7Rampart2 BPAll allies block the next physical attack that targets them.
8Item Critical1 SPItems have 15% chance to be a critical hit.
9Radiant Blast40 MPA physical light attack that does 50% more damage and ignores Default.
10Critical Amp2 SPCritical hits do 150% more damage instead of 100% more.
11BP Limit Up1 SPMaximum BP during battle is 4 instead of 3.
12Desperation0Attack with your P. Def added to the value of your P. Atk. P. Def is reduced to minimum (75%)
13Armor Lore1 SPArmor ranking for torso armor is increased to S.
14Heaven's Gate3 BPLight attacks that hit random enemies. The higher your BP, the more hits are made.

Thief

The Thief specialises in stealing items, and also has fairly high hit counts.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartMaster ThiefN/AStealing abilities have double the chance of success.
1Steal025% chance of stealing an item from a target.
2Abate Wind1 SPHalves damage from wind attacks.
3Speed 10% Up1 SPIncreases speed by 10%.
4Life Thief8 MP75% chance to attack and steal HP from an opponent.
5Speed 20% Up2 SPIncreases speed by 20%.
6Mug16 MPAttack, with a 25% chance of stealing an item.
7Raid1 SPRaise BP by 1 on first strike.
8Dagger Lore1 SPDaggers become S rank weapons.
9Godspeed Strike2 BPAttack based on your speed stat. Ignores P. Def
10Master Thief3 SPStealing abilities have double the chance of success.
11Rob Blind2 SPSteals 2 items instead of one when stealing.
12Shake Down1 BPSteal from all enemies with a 25% success rate.
13Speed 30% Up3 SPIncreases speed by 30%
14Burgle and Bluff1 SPBoosts P. Atk by 25% each team you steal or use Life Thief successfully.

Time Mage

The Time Mage can provide both offensive and support magic.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartTime SlipN/AIf your party is wiped out, you return to the start of battle. Only happens once a battle.
1Time Magic Lv. 1N/AUse Level 1 Time Magic
2M. Atk 10% Up1 SPIncrease M. Atk by 10%
3Slow Parry1 SPIf you are hit by a physical single target attack, you have a 50% chance to cause Slow on the attacker.
4Time Magic Lv. 2N/AUse Level 2 Time Magic
5Time Slip3 SPIf your party is wiped out, you return to the start of battle. Only happens once a battle.
6Time Magic Lv. 3N/AUse Level 3 Time Magic
7Stop Immunity1 SPCharacter is immune to Stop
8Time Magic Lv. 4N/AUse Level 4 Time Magic
9Save TM MP2 SPTime magic costs 25% MP less.
10Time Magic Lv. 5N/AUse Level 5 Time Magic
11Slow World2 SPEveryone in battle loses 1 BP at the end of every second turn.
12Time Magic Lv. 6N/AUse Level 6 Time Magic
13M. Def Specialize3 SPBoosts M. Atk by 30%
14Hasten World2 SPEveryone in battle gains 1 BP at the end of every turn.

Valkyrie

The Valkyrie uses BP-based attacks to do large amounts of damage.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartSoul MatesN/AP. Atk and M. Atk increase by 25% for five turns every time an ally is knocked out.
1Crescent Moon1 BPDeal an attack to all enemies.
2Jump1 BPGo offscreen, then hit next turn for double damage (triple if spear is equipped)
3Spear Lore1 SPSpears become S Ranked weapons.
4Judgment2 BPDoes triple damage to an opponent.
5Spirit Barrier10 MPFor up to ten turns, whenever you take damage, you lose 10% of that attack's damage as MP. Ends if MP drops to 0.
6Soul Crush16 MPCauses one enemy to lose MP equal to 10% of the damage that would be caused by a physical attack.
7BP Skill Amp3 SPSkills costing BP cost 1 more BP, but do 50% more damage.
8Decimate0Everyone in battle with 10% or less HP takes damage equivalent to their current HP.
9High Jump2 BPGo offscreen. 2 turns later, hit enemy for triple damage. (4.5 times if a spear is equipped)
10Pierce Default2 SPYour attacks will not be affected by Default.
11Soul Mates1 SPP. Atk and M. Atk increase by 25% for five turns every time an ally is knocked out.
12Aerials1 SPJump attacks last for 1 more turn, do 50% more damage and cost +1BP.
13Sky High2 SPStart offscreen. On the first turn, you attack an opponent for double damage (triple if spear is equipped).
14Super Jump3 BPGo offscreen. 2 turns later, hit all enemies for double damage. (triple if a spear is equipped)

Vampire

The Vampire can learn the abilities of various monsters.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartGenome DrainN/ACharacter can learn certain monster abilities when targeted by them.
1Genome AbilityN/AUse a monster's ability that you've learnt.
2Absorb P. Damage1 SPWhenever you take physical damage, you restore HP equal to 30% of that damage.
3Blood Thirst0Attack an enemy and absorb HP equal to the damage dealt.
4Bloodlust1 SPP. Atk, M. Atk, P. Def and M. Def increase by 25% for 5 turns each time you defeat an enemy with an attack.
5Charm0Has a chance to inflict the charm status on an enemy.
6Magic Thirst0Drains MP by 10% of the damage of a normal attack.
7Monster Ability Up1 SPGenome abilities do 25% more damage.
8Battle Thirst16 MPSteals 1 BP from the target. Success rate depends on the enemy.
9Subvert20 MPChance to charm all enemies.
10Self-Restore1 SPRestores all HP when a battle ends.
11Absorb Stats20 MPIncrease one of your stats by 25% and decrease the target's by 25%.
12Drain Attack Up1 SPDraining attacks do 50% more damage.
13Genome Drain1 SPCharacter can learn certain monster abilities when targeted by them.
14Rise from Dead1 SP50% chance to revive with 25% max HP if knocked out at the end of a turn.

White Mage

The white mage provides healing and support for other party members.

Job LevelAbilityCostMechanics
StartSelf-HealingN/APoison, Blind and Silence are cured at the end of a battle.
1White Magic Lv. 1N/AUse Level 1 White Magic
2M. Def 10% Up1 SPIncreases M. Def by 10%.
3White Magic Lv. 2N/AUse Level 2 White Magic
4Staff Lore1 SPStaves become Rank S weapons.
5Self-Healing1 SPPoison, Blind and Silence are cured at the end of a battle.
6White Magic Lv. 3N/AUse Level 3 White Magic
7Abate Water1 SPHalve damage from water attacks.
8Angelic Ward1 SP50% chance to halve damage received.
9White Magic Lv. 4N/AUse Level 4 White Magic
10M. Def 30% Up3 SPIncreases M. Def by 30%
11White Magic Lv. 5N/AUse Level 5 White Magic
12Epic Group-Cast3 SPMagic does not decrease in power when group cast.
13White Magic Lv. 6N/AUse Level 6 White Magic
14Conservation of Life3 SPIf you are knocked out, all other characters are revived. Works once per character per battle.

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jark888
jark888

Love to see portable game with high level of gameplay depth.