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The bishop is a powerful mage equally skilled in offense, restorative and supportive magicks.

Bishop is a bangaa job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift and is their only magick-focused job. The player will have to wait one turn to be able to cause some real damage as a Bishop, as all of their damage spells cost more than 10 MP. However, they can learn Halve MP, which reduces MP cost low enough for them to cast everything but Holy and Break in one turn.

Due to changes in the Law System the Bishop's Judge skill has been replaced with Pilfer, which steals Loot rather than Judge Points. The Bishop is unlocked with two White Monk skills. Their decent HP and highest Resistance for their race makes them more durable than other magick-focused jobs. The Bishop's skillset is versatile, able to do moderate elemental damage, hinder foes, and offer support to allies in the brink of battle. With the arrival of the Trickster, it is common to give Tricksters the Intercession secondary A-Ability since their superb Magick growth is somewhat counterbalanced by moves that do not take full advantage of the stat.

A notable Bishop is Tromel, who supervises the Food Stuffs quest chain as part of his apprenticeship for the Poison tasters guild "The Iron Stomach". As with possibly all members of the guild, he is none too picky about what he eats and seems to enjoy unconventional cuisine.



Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Staves Hats Robes, Light Armor No

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
3 2 0 10 60 D D F F C D 39%



BISHOPS chant these sacred prayers to sway battle in their favor.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master MP Use
Cura Healing Staff Heals a medium amount of HP in an area. 4 200 14
Dispel Staff of Blessings Nullifies magickal status enhancements, and a select few status ailments. 3 300 12
Holy Nirvana Holy damage. 3 400 32
Barrier Pomegranate Staff Bestows Protect and Shell in an area. 3 200 8
Water Spring Staff Water damage in an area. 3 200 14
Aero Judicer's Staff Wind damage in area. 3 200 14
Break Serpent Staff Inflicts Petrify. 3 450 24
Pilfer Cheer Staff Forces enemy to drop Loot. 3 150 6


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Magick Counter Samite Coat Counter offensive magick skills by casting the same spell back at the attacker. Requires enough MP to cast the spell to work. 300


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Halve MP Luminous Robe Halves MP usage of all spells and skills requiring it. 300


  • Bishops are the least intimidating as foe if to be judged by their appearance, but can be tough to fight if they have Magick Counter and always cast Dispel, Barrier, and Holy in battle.



A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.

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