- "Trainers whose open hearts and strong wills allow them to capture and control enemy monsters."
The Beastmaster, also known as Trainer or Mediator, is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Fire Crystal shatters. It is a unique job as it is the only job aside from Freelancer that can equip whips as a weapon, allowing the Beastmaster to attack from the back row without fear of taking more damage than they should, as well as the added benefit of either paralyzing the enemy or casting a spell on them.
Beastmasters are also one of the only jobs to be able to equip the rare Kornago's Gourd. Beastmasters are focused mainly around catching and releasing enemies in battles for various abilities for a one-time use, as well as using the Control command to make monsters in battle fight for them.
The Beastmaster dresses up in wool and some even take the ram's horns. Bartz, Galuf and Krile have the same costume, although Krile's is more covered. Faris appears to be wearing earmuffs and has a tail and Lenna has a headdress and a puffy collar.
- Job Command - Catch
- Innate Abilities - None
- Equipment - Knives, Whips, Light Helmets, Clothes, Armlets
The Catch command lets the player capture an enemy during battle, provided the target has less than 1/8 of their total HP remaining. The Kornago Gourd reduces this to 1/2 HP. If the player really wants to catch a particular monster, one may wish to try Gravity or the Blue Magic spell Missile, both of which reduce the health of the foe considerably without killing it, allowing the character to catch it more easily.
Once the player has caught something, the monster can be released to have the captured creature attack Summon style. For unknown reasons, most summoned creatures do a Strong Fight when they are released (which does thousands worth of damage, even in the First World).
Of note, Equip Whips gives a character +37 Strength and +25 Agility. Calm is bugged and never works on enemies with a Magic Beast nature.
Upon mastery, Freelancers gain a bonus to Strength, Agility, and Vitality.
The stat modifiers of Beastmasters are:
- Strength: +13
- Agility: +1
- Stamina: +8
- Magic: -3
|Final Fantasy V Jobs|
|Wind Crystal (Wind Shrine)|
|Knight - Monk - Thief - Black Mage - White Mage - Blue Mage|
|Water Crystal (Walse Tower)|
|Red Mage - Time Mage - Summoner - Berserker - Mystic Knight - Mime|
|Fire Crystal (Fire-Powered Ship)|
|Beastmaster - Geomancer - Ninja|
|Fire Crystal (Chocobo Forest)|
|Ranger - Bard|
|Earth Crystal (Ronka Ruins)|
|Dragoon - Dancer - Samurai - Chemist|
|Game Boy Advance Jobs|
|Necromancer - Cannoneer - Gladiator - Oracle|