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Arts of War, also known as Battle Skill, is the primary Command ability used by the Knight in Final Fantasy Tactics. It contains four abilities that can "rend" equippable items used by human enemies, and four other abilities that can "rend" various statistics of any enemy.


Main article: Knight (Final Fantasy Tactics)#Abilities

The Arts of War focuses in destroying opponents' equipment, in later abilities, the Arts of War also focuses in lowering opponent's stats. If Rend Helm, Armor, Shield, or Weapon is used against a target not equipped with that type of item, it functions as a physical attack instead.


  • In the PlayStation version, the first four abilities are useless against enemies that cannot equip armor or weapons (i.e. "monsters"). This was changed in the PSP version.
  • The Dual Wield ability (acquired using the Ninja Job) allows the player to take two chances at "rending" equipment and statistics. For example, players can rend an enemy's speed twice in one turn.
  • This is a great support ability for gun-users and archers to have, as they can "rend" equipment and stats from a distance.


  • In Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, Arts of War is the name of the Soldier skill set.

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