Uses healing, aiding and offensive magic.
—In-game Description

The Bishop (ビショップ, Bishoppu?) is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. It is available to bangaa. Bishops are the only magic casters of the bangaa jobs, and as such, do not rely on them too much. Their action ability contains of a mix of offensive, defensive, and status ailment magic. They wield staves to learn their abilities and, since they are magic casters, gain better Magic power than Attack power.



Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
3 2 30
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Staves Hats Clothing, Robes No



Bishops are the bangaa Magic-oriented job, and have the highest MP, Magic Power and Resistance of all the bangaa jobs. Their stats are still rather mediocre, however, compared to the mages of other races.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
6.1 D+ 4.6 B 7.2 C- 6.8 D+ 8.8 B+ 7.6 C 0.9 D



Bishop command. Sway the battle with prayers.

Ability Equipment Effect AP MP Power Range
Cura Cure Staff Heals a lot of HP. Deals damage to zombies.
Element: Holy
200 10 60 4
Dispel Bless Staff Weakens foe, neutralizing status enhancements. 200 12 3
Holy Nirvana Staff Emits a holy light to deal damage. 300 32 50 3
Barrier Garnet Staff Raises weapon defense and magic resistance. 300 10 3
Judge Cheer Staff Calls forth judge sword to steal judgement points. 300 6 3
Water Spring Staff Envelops target in a damaging sphere of water. 200 12 34 3
Aero Judge Staff Creates damaging whorl of wind. 200 12 34 3
Break Snake Staff Halts metabolization, petrifying target. 200 20 3


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Return Magic Black Robe Counters magic attack with the same spell. 300


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Half MP Light Robe Cuts the amount of MP used for abilities by half. 300


Ability Equipment Effect AP
Pray Combo Mythril Staff Ranged combo ability for bishops. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


Bishop Bangaa TCG

Bishop appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with an Earth-elemental card.


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