Moogle that borrows strength from animals.

The Animist (動物使い, Dōbutsu Tsukai?, lit. Animal Envoy) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for moogles. Animists rely on the aid of the animal kingdom in battle, and can really turn the tide of battle. Most abilities involve using the animal for personal gain, but some abilities can damage opponents. Animists use the power of musical instruments in their time of need. Abilities such as Cuisine, which fully heals a unit, and 100% Wool, which gives a unit the Protect and Shell status effects, make the Animist a good support job.


Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
4 2 55
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Instruments Hats Clothing No



Statistic-wise, the Animist is the moogle's basic attack-oriented job, having the highest HP, Attack and Defense of all the basic moogle jobs. However, an Animist's strength lies in its abilities, not its stats. Compared to other basic Attack-oriented jobs like the hume Soldier or the nu mou Beastmaster, the Animist is much more balanced between HP, MP, Attack and Magic Power, and focuses more on Defense and Resistance than anything else.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
7.2 B- 2.6 D+ 7.6 C 8.8 B+ 7.2 C- 8.8 B+ 1.2 D+



Animist command. Borrow strength from animals.

Skill Equipment AP MP Power Range
Sheep Count Glass Bell 100 8 4
Summons forth sheep to put target to sleep.
100% Wool Earth Bell 200 8 Self
Soft wool. Improves weapon def. and magic res.
Cuisine Heal Chime 300 32 1
Cook animal and serve it to completely heal HP.
Tail Wag Fairy Harp 200 8 1
Wagging tail. Charms target.
Chocobo Rush Satyr Flute 300 12 45 WATK Double Line
Chocobo stampede! Deals damage.
Frogsong Aone Flute 200 18 4
Lilting refrain. Turns target into a frog.
Friend Blood Strings 300 12 4
Summons random creature from the spirit world.
Catnip War Trumpet 100 12 1
Catnip! Drives target berserk.


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Block Arrows Green Beret Dodge bow and longbow attacks.
Because it's a reaction, it does not activate against counterattacks.


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Animal Combo Mythril Bell Failproof combo ability for animists. 100


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Animist is someone who practices Animism (from Latin animus "soul, life"). It is the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence. Animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system of some indigenous tribal peoples, especially prior to the development of organized religion.


  • Like Beastmasters, Animists are shown holding a Whip in their official artwork despite it not being a weapon type in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. However, this could just be a reference to their ability to call upon and control animals.