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Male and Female Chemists

The Chemist is a job class from Final Fantasy Tactics. The basic magical job class, it is from here that all magic job classes start. They are the only job that can initially use items, and can even throw them over great distances. Chemist also has 2 important passive abilities to learn, one for safeguarding the equipment from being rent or stolen, another one for retrieving hidden treasure beneath the earth. Once the player's party has arrived Goug Machine City in chapter 2, you can buy guns for the Chemists to equip, this will instantly increase their offensive capability in the battle. It costs 4790 JP to master this job.



An expert in the use of items to recover HP or remove vexing status ailments.

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Knives, Guns Hats Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 5% Low Average Low Average



Innate Abilities

  • Throw Items


PS1 Name PSP Name Description Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Potion Use a potion to restore HP or inflict damage on the undead. 4 1 Now 30
Hi-Potion Use a Hi-Potion to restore HP. A more potent draught than a potion. 4 1 Now 200
X-Potion Use an X-Potion to restore HP. A more potent draught than a hi-potion. 4 1 Now 300
Ether Use an ether to restore MP. 4 1 Now 300
Hi-Ether Use a Hi-Ether to restore MP. A more potent draught than an ether. 4 1 Now 400
Elixir Use an elixir to fully restore HP and MP. 4 1 Now 900
Antidote Use an antidote to nullify poison. 4 1 Now 70
Eye Drop Eye Drops Use eye drops when vision has been magickally compromised. 4 1 Now 80
Echo Grass Echo Herbs Use echo herbs to restore a unit's power of speech, permitting them to cast magicks once again. 4 1 Now 120
Maiden's Kiss Use a maiden's kiss to change a unit that has been transformed into a toad back to its original form. 4 1 Now 200
Soft Gold Needle Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use. 4 1 Now 250
Holy Water Use holy water to lift the curse of undeath from a unit. 4 1 Now 400
Remedy Use a remedy to cure various status effects. 4 1 Now 700
Phoenix Down Use phoenix down to restore life to a fallen unit. Vanishes after one use. 4 1 Now 90

Reaction Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Auto-Potion Use a potion to restore HP. HP Loss 400

Support Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description JP Needed
Throw Items Throw items within an increased radius, even if not a chemist. 350
Maintenance Safeguard Prevent equipment from being destroyed or stolen. 250
Equip Change Reequip Change equipment mid-battle. Adds the Reequip command. 0

Movement Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description JP Needed
Move-Find Item Treasure Hunter Discover items hidden on tiles upon moving to them. Lower bravery of the equipper will raise the chance of finding a more precious rare itme than the buyable one. 100


  • The design of female Merchant job class of the Korean MMORPG Ragnarok Online bears a striking resemblance with the female Chemist of Final Fantasy Tactics.
v · e · dFinal Fantasy Tactics Jobs
Regular Jobs
Squire - Chemist - Knight - Archer - White Mage - Black Mage - Monk - Thief - Mystic - Time Mage - Geomancer - Dragoon - Orator - Summoner - Samurai - Ninja - Arithmetician - Dancer - Bard - Mime
Special Jobs
Holy Knight - Machinist - Skyseer - Netherseer - Divine Knight - Sword Saint - Templar - Dragonkin - Soldier - Astrologer - Cleric - Princess
Enemy Jobs
Ark Knight - Assassin - Celebrant - Fell Knight - Rune Knight - Nightblade - Sorcerer
The War of the Lions Jobs
Dark Knight - Onion Knight - Sky Pirate - Game Hunter - Deathknight

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