FF5 Jobs – Unleash Your Full Potential: A Guide to the Dynamic Job System in Final Fantasy V

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Written By Antoine Clerc-Renaud

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The Job System of Final Fantasy V is a standout feature. While it first appeared in FF3, it was in FF5 that this mechanic truly became renowned – and has since been reused on multiple occasions throughout the series with some modifications. Its complexity, adaptability, and strength are what make it so remarkable – which is why we have put together this FF5 Job Guide.

With more than 20 jobs to choose from, each coming with its own unique abilities as well as skills to mix and match together, Final Fantasy V offers players infinite ways to tackle the game. Sky is the limit as they say. However, this also means that it all can be quite daunting, if you’re not prepared. So planning is the. This FF5 jobs guide will give you everything there is to know so you can plan accordingly – and grind hard but smart.

How to unlock FF5 Jobs? What are the best FF5 Jobs? What are the stats of FF5 Jobs? A Brief Introduction to the FF5 Job System

First off let’s deal with FF5 Job system. The statistics in FF5 are all based on that of the “Freelancer,” which serves as a baseline job. Freelancers have equivalent Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Magic Power since it’s a balanced class – yet individual jobs alter these stat allocations. As an example, Knights have great quantities of both Strength and Stamina but similar Agility and less Magic Power. Each class specific abilities align with their corresponding statistical strengths.

Apart from their statistical disparity, each course has its own unlockable aptitudes- and combining these can produce remarkable effects. For example, FF5 does not have a Paladin- but if you want one, you can blend the knowledge of the Knight and the White Mage to essentially design your own through the job system. It is surprisingly precise, which is why so many people adore this game. Indeed, the job system mechanics have even been a motivation for making the FF5 Four Job Fiesta – a charity event built around the ‘challenge’ mode of playing the game.

Learning a job’s skills and transitioning them to different fields allows you to become a freelancer with a strong set of abilities. However, this isn’t the only route to make your party powerful.

How to unlock all the Jobs in FF5?

As you move through FF5, the different jobs become available gradually over the course of the narrative. Eventually, you will have access to all the jobs and be able to tailor and experiment with your characters for the remainder of the game. However, you will have to wait a bit longer as these jobs are unlocked in small portions.

Starting Job or Default Job: Freelancer

Wind Crystal Jobs: Knight, Monk, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage, Blue Mage

Water Crystal Jobs: Red Mage, Time Mage, Summoner, Berserker, Mystic Knight

Fire Crystal Jobs: Beastmaster, Geomancer, Ninja, Ranger, Bard

Earth Crystal Jobs: Dragoon, Dancer, Samurai, Chemist

Optional Jobs: Mime (return to the sunken Walse Tower in the Merged World and fight an optional boss)

Sealed Temple Jobs: (GBA/non-Pixel Remaster PC/Mobile only): Necromancer, Cannoneer, Gladiator, Oracle

FF5 jobs list: the complete job class overview

Check out our comprehensive list of Final Fantasy V’s job classes, their requirements for unlocking, skills, and stats. Take a look and use this to plan the best load-out in advance before you start playing. Browse the options or click one of these links to get straight to the job you’re interested in learning about:

Starting FFV Jobs: Freelancer
Wind Crystal FFV Jobs: Knight / Monk / Thief / Black Mage / White Mage / Blue Mage
Water Crystal FFV Jobs: Red Mage / Time Mage / Summoner / Berserker / Mystic Knight
Fire Crystal FFV Jobs: Beastmaster / Geomancer / Ninja / Ranger / Bard
Earth Crystal FFV Jobs: Dragoon / Dancer / Samurai / Chemist /
Optional FFV Jobs: Mime
Additional FFV Jobs: Necromancer / Oracle / Gladiator / Canonneer

Starting FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #1 Freelancer

Location: Starting Class, Equipped by Default

Stats:

  • Str/Agi/Stm/Mag = +0

Abilities:

  • N/A
    • Note: The Freelancer can equip any piece of armor or weapon and will adopt the highest stat bonuses from any other class that has been mastered.

Wind Crystal FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #2 Knight

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Cover

Stats:

  • Str: +23
  • Agi: +1
  • Stm: +20
  • Mag: -14

ABP to Master: 690

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP) : Cover
    • Take damage in place of a weak ally
  • Level 2 (30 AP): !Guard
    • Completely block and negate a physical attack
  • Level 3 (50 AP): Double Grip
    • Increase damage by holding a weapon in both hands
  • Level 4 (100 AP): Equip Shield
    • Allows you to equip a shield
  • Level 5 (150 AP): Equip Armor
    • Allows you to equip heavy armor
  • Level 6 (350 AP): Equip Sword
    • Allows you to equip a sword
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FF5 Jobs #3 Monk

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Kick

Stats:

  • Str: +26
  • Agi: +1
  • Stm: +26
  • Mag: -23

ABP to Master: 700

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (15 AP): !Focus
    • Take a turn to focus and deal double damage the next turn
  • Level 2 (30 AP): Barehanded
    • Allows you to do as much damage barehanded as a monk does
  • Level 3 (45 AP): !Chakra
    • Heals some HP and cures Blind/Poison status effect
  • Level 4 (60 AP): Counter
    • Counter physical attacks against you
  • Level 5 (100 AP): HP+10%
    • Increase max HP by 10%
  • Level 6 (150 AP): HP+20%
    • Increase max HP by 20%
  • Level 7 (300 AP): HP+30%
    • Increase max HP by 30%
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FF5 Jobs #4 Thief

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Steal

Stats:

  • Str: +1
  • Agi: +16
  • Stm: +2
  • Mag: -6

ABP to Master: 635

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): Passages
    • Reveals hidden passages
  • Level 2 (20 AP): !Flee
    • Escapes from most encounters (doesn’t work on boss fights or other mandatory battles)
  • Level 3 (30 AP): Dash
    • Move faster outside of battle by holding down a button
  • Level 4 (50 AP): !Steal
    • Attempt to steal an enemy-held item
  • Level 5 (75 AP): Caution
    • Prevents back attacks
  • Level 6 (150 AP): !Mug
    • Steal and do damage
  • Level 7 (300 AP): Footwork
    • Speed and agility become as high as a Thief
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FF5 Jobs #5 Black Mage

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Magic

Stats:

  • Str: -9
  • Agi: 0
  • Stm: -2
  • Mag: +31

ABP to Master: 680

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !Black Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 2 (20 AP): !Black Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 3 (30 AP): !Black Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 4 (50 AP): !Black Lv4
    • Can cast up to level 4 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 5 (70 AP): !Black Lv5
    • Can cast up to level 5 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 6 (100 AP): !Black Lv6
    • Can cast up to level 6 Black Magic Spells
  • Level 7 (450 AP): MP +30%
    • Increase max MP by 30%
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FF5 Jobs #6 White Mage

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Magic

Stats:

  • Str: -7
  • Agi: +1
  • Stm: 0
  • Mag: +25

ABP to Master: 580

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !White Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 White Magic Spells
  • Level 2 (20 AP): !White Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 White Magic Spells
  • Level 3 (30 AP): !White Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 White Magic Spells
  • Level 4 (50 AP): !White Lv4
    • Can cast up to level 4 White Magic Spells
  • Level 5 (70 AP): !White Lv5
    • Can cast up to level 5 White Magic Spells
  • Level 6 (100 AP): !White Lv6
    • Can cast up to level 6 White Magic Spells
  • Level 7 (300 AP): MP +10%
    • Increase max MP by 10%
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FF5 Jobs #7 Blue Mage

Location: Wind Crystal / Wind Shrine

Innate Ability: Blue Magic

Stats:

  • Str: -8
  • Agi: +1
  • Stm: +3
  • Mag: +23

ABP to Master: 350

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !Check
    • Check an enemies HP
  • Level 2 (20 AP): Learning
    • Allows you to learn a Blue Magic spell when hit with it. Find out where to learn all the spells in our FF5 Blue Magic guide (coming soon).
  • Level 3 (70 AP): !Blue
    • Use Blue Magic spells
  • Level 4 (250 AP): !Scan
    • See an enemy’s HP, level, weaknesses, and status effects

Water Crystal FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #8 Red Mage

Location: Water Crystal / Waltz Tower

Innate Ability: Magic

Stats:

  • Str: +8
  • Agi: +5
  • Stm: -6
  • Mag: +8

ABP to Master: 1,159

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (20 AP): !Red Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 Black and White Magic Spells
  • Level 2 (40 AP): !Red Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 Black and White Magic Spells
  • Level 3 (100 AP): !Red Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 Black and White Magic Spells
  • Level 4 (999 AP): Dual Cast
    • Cast two spells in a single turn
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FF5 Jobs #9 Time Mage

Location: Water Crystal

Innate Ability: Magic

Stats:

  • Str: -5
  • Agi: +2
  • Stm: -3
  • Mag: +24

ABP to Master: 530

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !Time Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 Time Spells
  • Level 2 (20 AP): !Time Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 Time Spells
  • Level 3 (30 AP): !Time Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 Time Spells
  • Level 4 (50 AP): !Time Lv4
    • Can cast up to level 4 Time Spells
  • Level 5 (70 AP): !Time Lv5
    • Can cast up to level 5 Time Spells
  • Level 6 (100 AP): !Time Lv6
    • Can cast up to level 6 Time Spells
  • Level 7 (250 AP): Equip Rods
    • Allows you to equip a Rod
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FF5 Jobs #10 Summoner

Location: Water Crystal / Waltz Tower

Innate Ability: Summon

Stats:

  • Str: -10
  • Agi: -1
  • Stm: -1
  • Mag: +33

ABP to Master: 750

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (15 AP): !Summon Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 Summon Spells
  • Level 2 (30 AP): !Summon Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 Summon Spells
  • Level 3 (45 AP): !Summon Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 Summon Spells
  • Level 4 (60 AP): !Summon Lv4
    • Can cast up to level 4 Summon Spells
  • Level 5 (100 AP): !Summon Lv5
    • Can cast up to level 5 Summon Spells
  • Level 6 (500 AP): !Call
    • Randomly calls one of your possible summons without spending any MP
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FF5 Jobs #11 Berserker

Location: Water Crystal / Waltz Tower

Innate Ability: Always Berserked

Stats:

  • Str. +21
  • Agi: -9
  • Stm: +25
  • Mag: -23

ABP to Master: 500

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (100 AP): Berserk
    • Attacks are stronger but your character is uncontrollable
  • Level 2 (400 AP): Equip Axe
    • Allows you to equip an Axe
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FF5 Jobs #12 Mystic Knight

Location: Water Crystal / Waltz Tower

Innate Ability: Magic Sword

Stats:

  • Str: +14
  • Agi: +14
  • Stm: +14
  • Mag: +1

ABP to Master: 680

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): Magic Wall
    • Auto-Shell at the start of battle
  • Level 2 (20 AP): !Spellblade Lv1
    • Can cast up to level 1 Spellblade infusions
  • Level 3 (30 AP): !Spellblade Lv2
    • Can cast up to level 2 Spellblade infusions
  • Level 4 (50 AP): !Spellblade Lv3
    • Can cast up to level 3 Spellblade infusions
  • Level 5 (70 AP): !Spellblade Lv4
    • Can cast up to level 4 Spellblade infusions
  • Level 6 (100 AP): !Spellblade Lv5
    • Can cast up to level 5 Spellblade infusions
  • Level 7 (400 AP): !Spellblade Lv6
    • Can cast up to level 6 Spellblade infusions

Fire Crystal FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #13 Beast Master

Location: Fire Crystal / Karnak Castle

Innate Ability: Catch / Release

ABP to Master: 460

Stats:

  • Str: +13
  • Agi: +1
  • Stm: +8
  • Mag: -3

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !Calm
    • Paralyze an enemy
  • Level 2 (50 AP): !Control
    • Take direct control over an enemy
  • Level 3 (100 AP): Equip Whips
    • Allows you to equip a Whip
  • Level 4 (300 AP): !Catch/!Release
    • Capture a weakened enemy / Release a captured enemy to attack
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FF5 Jobs #14 Geomancer

Location: Fire Crystal

Innate Ability: !Earth

Stats:

  • Str: +4
  • Agi: +2
  • Stm: +4
  • Mag: +24

ABP to Master: 175

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (25 AP): !Gaia
    • Trigger an attack that changes depending on the environment you are in
  • Level 2 (50 AP): Findhole
    • Allows you the chance to avoid hidden holes
  • Level 3 (100 AP): AntiTrap
    • The party takes no damage from damage-dealing environments
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FF5 Jobs #15 Ninja

Location: Fire Crystal

Innate Ability: Throw

Stats:

  • Str: +15
  • Agi: +14
  • Stm: +3
  • Mag: -10

ABP to Master: 690

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !DustB
    • Allows you to escape most encounters (doesn’t work on boss fights or other mandatory battles)
  • Level 2 (30 AP): !Image
    • Absorbs one physical attack
  • Level 3 (50 AP): FirstAtk
    • Increase the likelihood of a pre-emptive attack
  • Level 4 (150 AP): !Throw
    • Hurl an item at an enemy to damage them
  • Level 5 (450 AP): Dual Wield
    • Equip a weapon in both hands
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FF5 Jobs #16 Ranger

Location: Fire Crystal / Black Chocobo Forest

Innate Ability: Aim

Stats:

  • Str: +16
  • Agi: +12
  • Stm: +1
  • Mag: -5

ABP to Master: 600

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (15 AP): !Animals
    • Summon an animal to help you out
  • Level 2 (45 AP): !Aim
    • 100% Accuracy attack
  • Level 3 (135 AP): Equip Bows
    • Allows you to equip a Bow
  • Level 4 (405 AP): !X-Fight
    • Hit four times but at half the strength
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FF5 Jobs #17 Bard

Location: Fire Crystal / Black Chocobo Forest

Innate Ability: !Sing

Stats:

  • Str: -8
  • Agi: +8
  • Stm: -9
  • Mag: +11

ABP to Master: 175

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (25 AP): !Hide / Reveal
    • Prevent an enemy from attack or targeting you, return to the battlefield
  • Level 2 (50 AP): Equip Harp
    • Allows you to equip a Harp
  • Level 3 (100 AP): !Sing
    • Sing one of your songs

Earth Crystal FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #18 Dragoon

Location: Earth Crystal / Ronkan Ruins

Innate Ability: Jump

Stats:

  • Str: +18
  • Agi: +5
  • Stm: +15
  • Mag: -12

ABP to Master: 600 (for the SNES/SFC/PS/GBA/Pixel Remaster versions) / 560 (for the old Mobile and Steam versions)

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (50 AP): !Jump
    • Jump into the air, making the character untargetable, and then deliver a powerful attack
  • Level 2 (150 AP): !Lance
    • Absorb HP and MP from an enemy
  • Level 3 (400 AP): Equip Lance
    • Allows you to equip a Lance
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FF5 Jobs #19 Dancer

Location: Earth Crystal / Ronkan Ruins

Innate Ability: Dance

Stats:

  • Str: +5
  • Agi: +5
  • Stm: -10
  • Mag: -5

ABP to Master: 400

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (25 AP): !Flirt
    • Attempt to charm an enemy and lose its upcoming turn
  • Level 2 (50 AP): !Dance
    • Perform a random dance attack
  • Level 3 (325 AP): Equip Ribbon
    • Allows you to equip the Ribbon accessory that allows you to be immune from almost all status ailments
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FF5 Jobs #20 Samurai

Location: Earth Crystal / Ronkan Ruins

Innate Ability: Gil Toss / Zeninage

Stats:

  • Str: +19
  • Agi: +2
  • Stm: +19
  • Mag: -12

ABP to Master: 820

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (10 AP): !Mineuchi
    • Paralyze and damage an enemy
  • Level 2 (30 AP): !Zeninage
    • Throw money at all enemies
  • Level 3 (60 AP): Shirahadori
    • Attempts to parry an enemy’s attack
  • Level 4 (180 AP): Equip Katanas
    • Allows you to equip a Katana
  • Level 5 (540 AP): !Iainuki
    • Chance to auto-kill all enemies on-screen
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FF5 Jobs #21 Chemist

Location: Earth Crystal / Ronkan Ruins

Innate Ability: Mix

Stats:

  • Str: +2
  • Agi: +3
  • Stm: +6
  • Mag: -4

ABP to Master: 630

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (15 AP): Pharmacology
    • Doubles the effectiveness of healing potions while in combat
  • Level 2 (30 AP): !Mix
    • Mix components together to create effects
  • Level 3 (45 AP): !Drin
    • Can use drink items to increase stats
  • Level 4 (135 AP): Recover
    • Cure the party of status afflictions
  • Level 5 (405 AP): Revive
    • Revive KO’d teammates

Optional FF5 Jobs

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FF5 Jobs #22 Mime

Location: Sunken Waltz Tower World 3

Stats: N/A

Abilities:

  • Level 1 (999 AP): Mimic
    • Repeats the last action that a party member took

FF5 Jobs exclusive to the Game Boy Advance (GBA), mobile and Steam version (pre Pixel Remaster)

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FF5 Jobs #23 Necromancer

Location: Sunken Waltz Tower World 3

Stats:

  • Str: +2
  • Agi: +3
  • Stm: +6
  • Mag: -4

ABP to Master: 500

Abilities:

  • Level 1: Oath
    • Call forth a demon
  • Level 2: Dark Arts
    • Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts
  • Level 3: Undead
    • Take damage from curatives but be restored by Instant Death moves.
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FF5 Jobs #24 Oracle

Location: Sunken Waltz Tower World 3

Stats:

  • Str: +2
  • Agi: +3
  • Stm: +6
  • Mag: -4

ABP to Master: 500

Abilities:

  • Level 1: Condemn
    • Execute a random effect on an enemy
  • Level 2: Predict
    • Execute a random effect depending on the user’s HP, MP, level, and other factors
  • Level 3: ABP Up
    • Gain more ABP from battles
  • Level 4: Read Ahead
    • Fewer random battles
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FF5 Jobs #25 Gladiator

Location: Sunken Waltz Tower World 3

Stats:

  • Str: +2
  • Agi: +3
  • Stm: +6
  • Mag: -4

ABP to Master: 500

Abilities:

  • Level 1: Lure
    • More random battles
  • Level 2: Finisher
    • Powerful strike that whenever hits an enemy, attacks its weak point for massive damage
  • Level 3: Long Range (or Long Reach)
    • Attack from back row with no penalty
  • Level 4: Bladeblitz
    • Attack all enemies at once
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FF5 Jobs #26 Cannoneer

Location: Sunken Waltz Tower World 3

Stats:

  • Str: +9
  • Agi: +6
  • Stm: +6
  • Mag: +4

ABP to Master: 500

Abilities:

  • Level 1: Open Fire
    • Shoot one enemy
  • Level 2: EXP Up
    • Gain more EXP after battle
  • Level 3: Combine
    • Mix and fire off explosives to damage all enemies

FF5 Jobs FAQ

What is the plot of Final Fantasy V?

In Final Fantasy V, the player follows the story of a group of heroes who must save the world from an evil sorcerer named Exdeath. Along the way, they must confront and defeat a series of powerful bosses, collect powerful magical artifacts, and learn new abilities.

What are the gameplay mechanics in Final Fantasy V?

Final Fantasy V features a turn-based battle system in which the player controls a party of characters and battles enemies in a series of strategic battles. The player can also use magic spells and special abilities to attack and defend against enemies. In addition to battling, the player can also explore a variety of locations, interact with non-player characters (NPCs), and complete quests to advance the story.

How long does it take to complete Final Fantasy V?

The length of time it takes to complete Final Fantasy V will vary depending on the player’s skill level and playstyle. On average, it takes around 30-40 hours to complete the main story.

Is there any downloadable content (DLC) available for Final Fantasy V?

There is no official DLC available for Final Fantasy V. However, there are fan-made mods and hacks that can be downloaded and applied to the game.

Is Final Fantasy V available on modern platforms?

Final Fantasy V has been re-released on a variety of modern platforms, including the PlayStation, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, and mobile devices (iOS and Android). It will also be available on modern gaming platforms such as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in 2023 with the upcoming release of Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster on consoles.

FF5 Jobs System

What is the job system in Final Fantasy V?

The job system in Final Fantasy V is a mechanic that allows the player to customize their characters by assigning them different “jobs” or classes. Each job has its own unique skills, and the player can switch between jobs at will during the game.

How many jobs are available in Final Fantasy V?

There are 22 different jobs available in Final Fantasy V, each with its own unique abilities and special skills. Some examples of jobs include the Knight, Thief, Black Mage, and White Mage.

How do I unlock new jobs in Final Fantasy V?

New jobs are unlocked as the player progresses through the game and collects special magical artifacts known as “crystals.” Each crystal corresponds to a specific job, and once the player has collected a crystal, they can assign the corresponding job to their characters.

Can I switch between jobs at any time in Final Fantasy V?

Yes, the player can switch between jobs at any time in Final Fantasy V, as long as they are not in the middle of a battle. To switch jobs, the player can go to the menu and select the “Job” option.

Can I mix and match abilities from different jobs in Final Fantasy V?

Yes, the player can mix and match abilities from different jobs in Final Fantasy V using the “Ability Points” (AP) system. Each time a character gains a level, they will receive a certain number of AP that can be used to unlock and upgrade abilities from any job they have previously learned.

Is the job system the only way to customize characters in Final Fantasy V?

No, the job system is not the only way to customize characters in Final Fantasy V. The player can also use items and equipment to enhance their characters’ stats and abilities, and they can use magic spells and abilities to attack and defend in battle.

What is the best strategy when it comes to jobs in Final Fantasy V?

There is no one “best” strategy when it comes to jobs in Final Fantasy V, as the optimal approach will depend on your playstyle and the specific challenges you face in the game. However, here are a few general tips and strategies that may help you make the most of the job system:

  1. Experiment with different jobs: One of the strengths of the job system in Final Fantasy V is the wide range of options it provides. Don’t be afraid to try out different jobs and see how they work for you. You may find that certain jobs are better suited to your playstyle or more effective against certain types of enemies.
  2. Customize your party: While it’s important to have a balanced party, you should also consider the specific roles and abilities that each character will play. For example, you may want to have one character specialize in physical attacks and another focus on magic.
  3. Take advantage of the Ability Points (AP) system: As your characters gain levels, they will earn AP that can be used to unlock and upgrade abilities from any job they have previously learned. Use this system to your advantage by building hybrid characters that have a mix of abilities from different jobs.
  4. Use the right job for the right situation: Each job has its own strengths and weaknesses, and some are better suited to certain types of battles or challenges than others. Pay attention to the abilities and stats of each job, and switch to the right one when it’s needed.
  5. Don’t be afraid to change jobs: The job system in Final Fantasy V is flexible, and you can switch between jobs at any time as long as you’re not in the middle of a battle. Don’t be afraid to switch to a different job if you find that your current one isn’t working out.

What are the most powerful attacks in Final Fantasy V?

There are a variety of powerful attacks available in Final Fantasy V, and the specific attacks that are the most powerful will depend on the situation and the abilities and stats of the character using them. Some examples of powerful attacks in the game include:

  1. Summon spells: Summon spells are powerful magical attacks that call upon powerful beings or deities to unleash devastating attacks on the enemy. These spells are often among the most powerful attacks in the game, but they can also be costly in terms of magic points (MP).
  2. Black spells: Black spells are powerful magical attacks that are available to the Black Mage job. These Black spells can do massive damage to enemies and can be especially effective against bosses and enemies with high magic resistance. Don’t disregard the Black Spells as they are powerful elemental spells and offensive spells. (Spell list coming soon)
  3. Physical attacks: Some jobs, such as the Knight and Samurai, have powerful physical attacks that can do a lot of damage to enemies. These attacks can be especially effective against enemies with low physical defense.
  4. Magic Sword abilities: Some jobs, such as the Ninja and Samurai, have access to Magic Sword abilities, which are powerful physical attacks that can be enhanced by magic spells. These attacks can do a lot of damage to enemies and can be especially effective against bosses and enemies with high physical resistance.

Are there Canon Jobs for the FF5 Characters?

FF5 was designed to be totally open, which implies that the statistical advantages of assigning certain classes to specific characters are marginal. This is unlike many FF titles, where characters typically have a clear inclination towards what they are best at. Therefore, from a mechanical point of view, there is no canonical role for each character in FF5. But what about in other ways? Well… here are some things you can think about:

  • In the mobile game Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia, the FF5 cast appear and have skill sets that align with specific jobs:
  • Bartz is a Freelancer
  • Lenna is a Ranger
  • Faris is a Thief
  • Galuf is a Knight
  • Krile is a Mage
  • In another mobile game, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, the cast appear and have ‘star ratings’ in various classes. Based on these ratings, the most appropriate classes for each class are as follows:
  • Bartz: Knight/Thief
  • Lenna: Black/White Mage, Dancer
  • Faris: Thief, Red Mage, Dancer, Ranger
  • Galuf: Monk
  • Krile: Black Mage / Summoner
  • In FF5 and beyond, the core cast of the game are generally associated each with an element – and as it happens, the jobs unlock in line with elemental crystals, too. So you could assign jobs that way; Bartz is Wind, Faris is Fire, Lenna is Water, and Galuf & Krile are Earth.
  • In the crossover fighting game Dissidia: Final Fantasy (as well as Dissidia: Final Fantasy Duodecim and Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT), Bartz appears and acts mostly as a mix of the Blue Mage and Mime classes, with a Freelancer outfit.

What are the Best Jobs to Master in FF5?

The next enquiry is apparent to anyone aiming to optimize: what is the best job in Final Fantasy V? The answer is… it’s complicated. There is no bad way to play FF5 and there are no bad jobs, however if you’re looking to enhance your damage output, there are a few things to take into account as you start the game. Here are some of our pointers on the greatest jobs in the game which might help you determine which one to master initially…

Party Make-up is Crucial

Unless you’re trying to complete a ‘four job fiesta’ challenge, consider how your party works together. To create an effective team, the four members should complement one another by covering all the main roles in combat: healing, physical damage, and magical damage. This is essential for success.

If you want to learn all the spells, Blue Mage is a great option for everyone.

As we explain in our FF5 Blue Magic guide, Blue Mages need to be hit with the spell they want to learn from a monster with its ‘Learning’ skill activated. To obtain spells quickly, everyone should take the ‘Learning’ ability from the Blue Mage as soon as possible, even if they switch their job soon afterwards.

Barehanded is stunningly impressive.

The Monk class possesses an impressive Level 2 capability, known as ‘Barehanded’. For 30 ABP, any other class can battle with the same attack power of the Monk. As this increases strength stat, it can be an essential help to some weaker classes, even if you have a weapon outfitted. Taking off weapons and actually fighting hand-to-hand can give further enhancement depending on your character level.

To get an early grind on Stats, farm Thief, Monk, and Summoner class

Taking these three classes offers a great balance of skills and upgrades that can greatly improve your character stats.

Don’t dismiss the potential of the freelancer class

It’s easy to assume that the Freelancer is only a commencement class and that you should switch out of it as quickly as possible, but this isn’t the case. The Freelancer stands alone – it can include internal aptitude from any other career your character has mastered (with some omissions). This implies that once you’ve achieved an abundance of tasks, the Freelancer will become highly capable. By end-game, it develops into one of the strongest classes in the game.

In the end, Mimic is the Best FFV job or Class

The Mimic is a very powerful class in the original version of FF5, but it’s only available later in the game. To unlock it, you have to get to the Merged World. Make sure you do!

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