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"The bishop is a powerful mage equally skilled in offense, restorative and supportive magicks."
—Description


Bishop is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. It is usable exclusively by the Bangaa, and is their only magic-focused job. You should note that as a religious job, it is the only one that can cast the magic spell Holy. You'll have to wait one turn to be able to cause some real damage as a Bishop, because all of their damage spells cost more than 10 MP. However, they can learn Halve MP, which will reduce the costs low enough for them to cast everything but Holy and Break in one turn. Due to changes in the Law System in Final Fantasy Tactics A2, the Bishop's Judge skill has been replaced with Pilfer, which steals Loot rather than Judge Points. The Bishop is unlocked with two White Monk skills. Their decent HP and resistance makes them more durable than other magic focused jobs, and with a magic stat that rivals those of Time mages. The Bishop's skill-set is versatile, able to do moderate elemental damage, cause nuisances to foes, and offers support to allies in the brink of battle. With the arrival of the Trickster, it is quite common to give Tricksters the Intercession secondary A-Ability since their superb magic growth is somewhat counterbalanced by moves that don't take full advantage of the stat.

A notable Bishop is Tromel that supervises the Food Stuffs quest chain as part of his apprenticeship for the Poison tasters guild "The Iron Stomach". As with possibly all members of the guild, he is none too picky about what he eats and seems to enjoy unconventional cuisine.

Contents

Requirements

Stats

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Staves Hats Robes, Light Armor No
Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience
3 2 0 10 60

Abilities

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Intercession

"BISHOPS chant these sacred prayers to sway battle in their favor"

Skill Weapon Learned From Effect Range AP To Master MP To Use
Cura Healing Staff Heals a medium amount of HP 4 200 14
Dispel Staff of Blessings Nullifies magical status enhancements, and a select few status ailments 3 300 12
Holy Nirvana Holy damage 3 400 32
Barrier Pomegranate Staff Bestows Protect and Shell 3 200 8
Water Spring Staff Water damage 3 200 14
Aero Judicer's Staff Wind damage 3 200 14
Break Serpent Staff Inflicts Petrify 3 450 24
Pilfer Cheer Staff Forces enemy to drop Loot 3 150 6

Reaction

Skill Armor Learned From Effect AP To Master
Magick Counter Samite Coat Counter offensive magic skills by casting the same spell back at the attacker. Requires enough MP to cast the spell to work. 300

Support

Skill Armor Learned From Effect AP To Master
Halve MP Luminous Robe Halves MP Usage of all spells and skills requiring it. 300


Trivia

  • Through the Clan Mates quest in which you answer questions and recieve a unit based upon your choices, it is revealed they are somewhat self centered despite their clerical status.

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