Unspecialized fighters who can equip any armor or weapon.
The Freelancer, also known as Bare in the Anthology release, and Normal in the RPGe SNES translation, is the default job from Final Fantasy V that has no defining characteristics. It is the default class the party starts with.
The Freelancer job is the characters in their regular clothing. Bartz wears a blue tunic with white sleeves and leggings and a pair of boots. Lenna wears an orange dress. Faris wears a blue tunic with a green mantle. Galuf wears a long green coat and tan pants. Krile wears a blue dress.
What makes the Freelancer class special is that it has nearly every innate ability from every job the character has mastered, as well as the stat bonuses, but not the penalties (such as the boosted Magic of a mage with none of the reduced Strength). So while it starts off weak, by endgame Freelancer becomes the strongest job.
When a character has mastered every job the three "mastered" stars appear above the Freelancer on the Job Selection screen. The Freelancer can equip everything without needing the "Equip X" abilities. Finally, the Freelancer class has two ability slots instead of one.
The base stats for Freelancers are:
- Strength: 24 (maximum 50, Monk / Gladiator)
- Agility: 24 (maximum 40, Thief)
- Stamina: 24 (maximum 50, Monk)
- Magic: 24 (maximum 57, Summoner / 60, Oracle)
Freelancer learns every innate ability from every job the character has mastered, except the Berserker's Berserk, the Gladiator's Lure and the Necromancer's Undead. This does not include HP +, MP +, Two-Handed, ABP Up, EXP Up, Read Ahead, or Long Reach.
The following table shows all the innate, equip and passive abilities of the twenty-six classes in Final Fantasy V:
|Crystal||Job|| Max |
| AP to |
|Commands||Innate ability||Equip abilities||Other passive abilities|
|0. Start||Freelancer||0|| 12853 (SNES) |
|1. Wind||Knight||350||690||Guard||Cover|| Equip Shield, |
|1. Wind||Monk||300||700||Focus, Chakra||Counter||Barehanded||HP+10% +20% +30%|
|1. Wind||Thief||300||635||Flee, Steal, Mug||Find Passages, Sprint, Vigilance||-||Artful-dodger|
|1. Wind||White Mage||300||580||White Magic (1-6)||-||-||MP+10%|
|1. Wind||Blue Mage||250||350||Check, Blue Magic, Scan||Learning||-||-|
|1. Wind||Black Mage||450||730||Black Magic (1-6)||-||-||MP+30%|
|2. Water||Red Mage||999||1159||Red Magic (1-3), Dualcast||-||-||-|
|2. Water||Time Mage||250||530||Time Magic (1-6)||-||Equip Rods||-|
|2. Water||Summoner||500||750||Summon (1-5), Call||-||-||-|
|2. Water||Berserker||400||500||-||-||Equip Axes||Berserk|
|2. Water||Mystic Knight||400||680||Spellblade (1-6)||Magic Shell||-||-|
|3. Fire||Beastmaster||300||460||Calm, Control, Catch||-||Equip Whips||-|
|3. Fire||Geomancer||100||175||Gaia||Find Pits, Light Step||-||-|
|3. Fire||Ninja||450||690||Smoke, Image, Throw||First Strike, Dual-Wield||-||-|
|3. Fire||Ranger||405||600||Animals, Aim, Rapid Fire||-||Equip Bows||-|
|3. Fire||Bard||100||175||Hide, Sing||-||Equip harp||-|
|4. Earth||Dragoon||400|| 600 (SNES/GBA) |
|Jump, Lance||-||Equip Lances||-|
|4. Earth||Dancer||325||400||Flirt, Dance||-||Equip Ribbons||-|
|4. Earth||Samurai||540||820||Mineuchi, Zeninage, Iainuki||Shirahadori||Equip katanas||-|
|4. Earth||Chemist||405||630||Mix, Drink, Recover, Revive||Pharmacology||-||-|
|5. Advance||Cannoneer||300||500||Open Fire, Combine||-||-||EXP Up|
|5. Advance||Gladiator||450||700||Finisher, Bladeblitz||Lure||-||Long Range|
|5. Advance||Oracle||300||525||Condemn, Predict||-||-|| ABP Up, |
|5.5. Advance||Necromancer||300||750||Oath, Dark Arts (1-5)||-||-||Undead|
Bartz, Faris, and Krile wear Freelancer attire by default. In the Japanese release, Lenna and Galuf can change their appearance to Freelancer costumes through the Wardrobe Record system.
Freelancers appear on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.