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Attack capable of ending all life. Dooms target.

Checkmate (チェックメイト, Chekkumeito?) is a recurring ability in the series. It is an ability used exclusively by the Fencer class.


Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA Part of the Lunge Tech skillset, Checkmate is an ability learned by the Fencer class from the Gupti Aga at the cost 300 AP to master. It inflicts Doom to one target and is weapon-ranged ability.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2 Checkmate returns as an ability learned by the Fencer class, as part of the Fencing skillset. It is otherwise identical to its previous incarnation.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Instantly KO one enemy

Checkmate is an ability exclusive to Fencer, a limited unit obtainable during a Crystal Defenders collaboration. Checkmate allows Fencer to instantly inflict KO to one enemy. It has a 50% chance of succeeding and costs 15 MP to cast. Fencer learns the skill at Level 14 (5★).


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Checkmate is a game position in chess in which a player's king is in check (threatened with capture) and there is no way to remove the threat. By checkmating the opponent, a player wins the game.

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