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"Tricksters spin a web of deception, twisting the flow of battle to their advantage."
—Description


The Trickster is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, usable by the Bangaa only. They fight using cards as weapons, allowing them to attack from a long range, and their skills primarily revolve around inflicting statuses. Unusual for Bangaas, the Trickster job features an excellent speed and magic growth, but with the downfall of very low MP. A very popular secondary A-Ability is the Gladiator's Sparring moveset, which grants elemental damage and the Bangaa's Ultima attack. Since Ultima's damage is based on the magic stat, Tricksters can do higher damage than most of the Bangaa's other classes, and with a better range and Half MP as support, Trickster can deal massive damage at long range every two turns. One should keep in mind that this class has a disadvantage against units that are immune to debuffs (via Cashucha, Barrette ,Ribbon or Impervious Passive-ability). The Trickster is also the only job that is able to wield cards.

Pygmalion is a clan of Tricksters that not only bestows this unique job class after the player defeats them but also appears in auctions and a Bonga Bugle quest, time and again proving a nuisance.

Contents

Requirements

  • To Unlock: Complete "Sleight of Hand"
  • To Use: Master 2 Master Monk A-Abilities

Stats

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Cards Hats Light Armor No


Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience
4 3 10 10 60

Abilities

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Sleight of Hand

"The TRICKSTER decieves his foes with these crafty abilities"

Skill Weapon Learned From Effect Range AP To Master MP To Use
Snigger Eight of Hearts Inflicts Berserk 4 150 8
Suggestion Six of Diamonds Inflicts Frog 4 450 32
Hypochondria Four of Spades Inflicts Poison 4 150 12
Shadow of Doubt Jack of Diamonds Inflicts Immobilize 4 250 12
Charisma Two of Clubs Inflicts Charm 4 400 24
Traumatize King of Hearts Damage based on number of statuses on target 4 300 8
Agitate Queen of Clubs Max HP - Current HP damage in an area 4 400 8
Mug Ace of Spades Damage and steals loot from target 1 250 -

Reaction

Skill Learned From Effect AP To Master
Absorb Damage Thief's Cap Gain HP equal to 10% of the damage taken. 250

Support

Skill Learned From Effect AP To Master
Ribbon-bearer Orb of Minwu Allows using Ribbon regardless of current job 300


Trivia

  • The stars on the sides of the Bangaa's pants seem to come from Kingdom Hearts II's Nobody emblem. The class's clothes also have a striking resemblance with one of the Nobodies, the Gambler, not to mention that they both wield cards as weapons.
  • The Trickster's abilities seem to make use of the nocebo effect, which is the lesser-known opposite to the placebo effect.
  • Pygmalion means a concept of psychology describing the behavior of individuals as people expect them to behave.

This article uses material from the "Trickster (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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