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Black belts are experts in unarmed combat. They can boost their attack power to deal massive damage, but be careful not to boost too much!
—In-game description
The bearer of this certificate possesses fists of unstoppable force and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Black Belt.
—In-job mastery certificate description

The Black Belt (空手家, Karateka?), also known as Karateka, is a Job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal in the Famicom version of the game, while it is gained from the Earth Crystal in the 3D versions. Black Belts are masters of combat, able to use only their fists for massive damage. They are capable of linking their mind and body to store energy for an upcoming strike. Black Belt is considered to be a powered up version of the Monk job and one of the most powerful jobs in the game, dealing over 9999 damage even in the back row.

Each additional job level increases the bare handed attack of a Black Belt by 2, whilst each additional character level increases it by 3. As such, it is possible for a Black Belt to reach a maximum attack power of 491, dealing massive damage of 30,000-40,000 per hit, after defence. When using boost two times, it is possible to reach the max damage cap of 99,999.

AbilitiesEdit

Famicom versionEdit

Storing up energy, the Black Belt will be able to do more damage, with the damage increasing even more if they are bare-handed. Using the command twice boosts the attack even more, but using it three times will hurt the Black Belt and release all the built-up energy.

3D versionsEdit

Just like the NES version, Boost will increase the Black Belt's power. The first use will double the next attack, a second use causes the damage to triple. However, if Boost is used three times in succession, it overloads, cancelling the charge and cutting the Black Belt's current HP in half.

Under the right circumstances, it is possible for a Black Belt to defeat Cloud of Darkness in a single hit.

StatsEdit

Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd
NES Version 3D Versions
1 23 10 20 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 30 18 27 1 1 10 11 10 11 9 9
20 37 27 35 1 1 20 20 17 20 12 12
30 45 36 43 1 1 30 30 24 30 15 15
40 53 45 51 1 1 40 40 31 40 19 19
50 60 54 59 1 1 50 50 38 50 22 22
60 68 63 67 1 1 60 60 44 60 25 25
70 76 72 75 1 1 70 70 51 70 29 29
80 83 81 83 1 1 80 80 58 80 32 32
90 91 90 91 1 1 90 90 65 90 35 35
99 98 98 98 1 1 99 99 71 99 38 38

EquipmentEdit

WeaponsEdit

Name Attack Power Other Bonuses Element Other Information
Knuckles
Bronze Knuckles 12 None None None
Sonic Knuckles 28 +2 Agility None None
Impact Claws 34 None None None
Cat Claws 42 +3 Agility None None
Kaiser Knuckles 50 None None None
Wyvern Claws 51 +4 Agility Wind None
Tiger Claws 82 +5 Strength None None
Faerie Claws 89 +2 Intellect and +2 Mind None None
Metal Knuckles 100 None None None
Dark Claws 115 None None None
Hellish Claws 121 +5 Vitality None Inflicts Poison.

ArmorEdit

Name Defense Magic Defense Other Bonuses Other Information
Head
Leather Cap 1 1
Headband 8 3 Strength +1, Vitality +1
Feathered Hat 10 16 Agility +2
Black Cowl 15 10 Agility +2
Chakra Band 17 11 Vitality +2
Ribbon 23 20 Prevents all status ailments.
Body
Vest 1 1
Leather Armor 3 1
Kenpo Gi 20 8 Agility +1, Vitality +1
Black Garb 30 18 Agility +2, Vitality +2
Black Belt Gi 33 18 Agility +3, Vitality +3
Fuma Garb 47 30 Agility +3, Vitality +3 3D versions only.
Master Dogi 54 23 Agility +10, Mind +10 Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith. 3D versions only.
Arms
Bronze Bracers 1 1
Mythril Gloves 3 1
Power Bracers 13 9 Strength +2, Vitality +2
Diamond Gloves 15 7 Strength +3, Vitality +3
Protect Ring 18 8 All stats +2

Other appearancesEdit

Triple TriadEdit

039a Black Belt

Black Belt from Final Fantasy III 3D remake appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

In martial arts, the black belt is a way to describe a graduate of a field where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt. The black belt is commonly the highest belt color used and denotes a degree of competence. It is often associated with a teaching grade though frequently not the highest grade or the "expert" of public perception.

TriviaEdit

  • Black Belts can be considered analogous to Masters from the original Final Fantasy as both are upgrades to the Monk job class.

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