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TA2-VieraAssassin
The finely honed skills of the assassin enable her to strike with deadly force.
—Description

The Assassin job class is available to viera in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They can attack from afar or inflict various statuses or Instant Death up close. It is similar to the Assassin job unique to Celia and Lettie of Final Fantasy Tactics, and is based on crippling or simply defeating foes. But in comparison to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, some of the Assassin's stats have decreased dramatically and Concentration no longer gives as high an Accuracy boost as it used to, but that can be replaced with something else.

A Green Mage's Tranq Magick can make an Assassin's Last Breath ability very accurate against close range classes (less so against mages and the like). A special treat for the Assassin is having the ability to equip Katanas and Greatbows; enabling them to attack at either close or far range. A particularly powerful set utilizes a Greatbow, Ultima Masher, and the Blood Price Support ability to fling Ultima every turn while staying out of harm's way. Also noteworthy are her movement stats (including Speed), which are perfect to begin with.

A notable Assassin and the teacher of the arts is Veis, who is now a member of House Bowen.

RequirementsEdit

  • To Unlock: Complete Veis, Assassin
  • To Use: Master 1 Sniper A-Ability and 2 Elementalist A-Abilities

StatsEdit

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Katanas, Greatbows Hats Light Armor No


Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 4 15 10 50 E H B D C D 96%

AbilitiesEdit

AssassinationEdit

The abilities of the Assassin mark their target for death.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master MP Use
Shadowbind Elfin Bow Inflicts Stop. 1 350 12
Last Breath Adazakura Instant KO. 1 450 18
Aphonia Murasame Inflicts Silence. 1 200 12
Nightmare Kikuichimonji May inflict Sleep and/or Doom. 1 300 8
Ague Huntsman's Bow Inflicts Slow. 1 250 12
Rockseal Kotetsu Inflicts Petrify. 1 450 22
Oblivion Masamune Inflicts Addle. 1 400 12
Ultima Masher Zanmato Magic-based melee attack that inflicts massive damage. Weapon range 990 32

ReactionEdit

Skill Source Armor Effect AP To Master
Return Fire Power Sash Counter arrow attacks by catching and returning the arrows. Only works on standard attacks. 150

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Assassin Viera TCG

The Assassin job appears on a lightning-card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

The Assassins were a secret order of Nizari Ismailis, particularly those of Persia and Syria, that formed in the late 11th century. Mentions of Assassins were preserved within European sources where they are depicted as trained killers, responsible for the systematic elimination of opposing figures.

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