Thanks to things like mobile platform sales, new game rumors, and Brave Exvius bringing the genre back into our hearts and minds, Final Fantasy Tactics is swirling around the gamersphere this week. And I’m one of those dorks riding on the War of the Visions train, and Japanese tactics RPGs are one of my lowkey favorites (even though I’m no good at them). So hey, why not make some of that sweet, sweet Final Fantasy Tactics content? We see you searching for job guides out there folks; so here’s exactly that.

All Jobs and Requirements for Final Fantasy Tactics

As you may know, there are two versions of this early Ivalice adventure. There’s the original PlayStation classic, and the updated PSP version, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions. The latter was also released on iOS and Android, making it the ideal version to play if you don’t mind touch screens. The interesting thing about this version split, besides the visual updates, is that some of the job titles and requirements are different. So in this guide, we’ll be splitting that up into two lists for easy reading.

Related: A Guide to Classes and Jobs for Final Fantasy XIV

War of the Lions Job Requirements:

  • Squire - starting Job
  • Chemist - starting Job
  • Knight - Squire lvl 2
  • Archer - Squire lvl 2
  • White Mage - Chemist lvl 2
  • Black Mage - Chemist lvl 2
  • Monk - Knight lvl 3
  • Thief - Archer lvl 3
  • Mystic - White Mage lvl 3
  • Time Mage - Black Mage lvl 3
  • Geomancer - Monk lvl 4
  • Dragoon - Thief lvl 4
  • Orator - Mystic lvl 3
  • Summoner - Time Mage lvl 3
  • Samurai - Knight lvl 4, Monk lvl 5, Dragoon lvl 2
  • Ninja - Archer lvl 4, Thief lvl 5, Geomancer lvl 2
  • Arithmetician - White Mage lvl 5, Black Mage lvl 5, Time Mage lvl 4, Mystic lvl 4
  • Dancer - Female only: Geomancer lvl 5, Dragoon lvl 5
  • Bard - Male only: Summoner lvl 5, Orator lvl 5
  • Mime - Squire lvl 8, Chemist lvl 8, Geomancer lvl 5, Dragoon lvl 5, Orator lvl 5, Summoner lvl 5
  • Dark Knight (exclusive) - 20 kills, Knight mastered, Black Mage mastered, Dragoon lvl 8, Samurai lvl 8, Ninja lvl 8, Geomancer lvl 8
  • Onion Knight (exclusive) - Squire lvl 6, Chemist lvl 6

Final Fantasy Tactics Job Requirements

  • Squire - starting Job
  • Chemist - starting Job
  • Knight - Squire lvl 2
  • Archer - Squire lvl 2
  • Priest - Chemist lvl 2
  • Wizard - Chemist lvl 2
  • Monk - Knight lvl 2
  • Thief - Archer lvl 3
  • Oracle - Priest lvl 2
  • Time Mage - Wizard lvl 2
  • Geomancer - Monk lvl 4
  • Lancer - Thief lvl 3
  • Mediator - Oracle lvl 2
  • Summoner - Time Mage lvl 2
  • Samurai - Knight lvl 3, Monk lvl 4, Lancer lvl 2
  • Ninja - Archer lvl 3, Thief lvl 4, Geomancer lvl 2
  • Calculator - Priest lvl 4, Wizard lvl 4, Time Mage lvl 3, Oracle lvl 3
  • Dancer - Female only: Geomancer lvl 4, Lancer lvl 4
  • Bard - Male only: Summoner lvl 4, Mediator lvl 4
  • Mime - Squire lvl 8, Chemist lvl 8, Geomancer lvl 4, Lancer lvl 4, Mediator lvl 4, Summoner lvl 4

Throughout the game in either version, there are several more Jobs you’ll encounter in various circumstances. Characters that join you during the story tend to have unique Jobs instead of Squire, and some guest characters and enemies will also have Jobs unavailable to the player. But as far as what you can build yourself, these are your options. Note that the general rules of thumb is if you’re playing War of the Lions, the requirements are a little steeper.

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