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Fundaments (基本技, Kihon-waza?, lit. Basic Skill), also known as Basic Skill, is an action ability from Final Fantasy Tactics used by the Squire. Fundaments are useful in the beginning in the game, offering some abilities that can get a character out of a tough spot. Once the first chapter is over, these skills largely lose their usefulness, apart from Focus.

Ramza and Delita have the command ability Mettle (Guts on the PS) instead. This functions the same way, except they get several more abilities, increasing its usefulness.

FundamentsEdit

MechanicsEdit

Squire job command. These are the most fundamental of all battle techniques.
—Description

Damage for Fundaments are as follows:

$ Damage = Physical Attack x (random number from 1 to PWR) $

The damage for Stone and Rush increases slightly if the abilities Brawler is equipped.

The chance of success for Argath's Rend abilities are as follows:

$ Physical Attack + PWR + Weapon strength $

AbilitiesEdit

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Focus
(Accumulate (PS name))
0 1 Now 300
Increase physical attack power.
Rush
(Dash (PS name))
1 1 Now 80
Attack by ramming into the enemy's body.
Stone
(Throw Stone (PS name))
4 1 Now 90
Lob a stone at a far-off foe.
Salve
(Heal (PS name))
1 1 Now 150
Remove several status ailments.
Removes: Blind, Silence, Poison.
Rend Helm
(Head Break (PS name))
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's head.
Note: Only available to Argath.
Rend Armor
(Armor Break (PS name))
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 400
A technique that destroys the item equipped on the target's body.
Note: Only available to Argath.

MettleEdit

Squire job command. These are the most fundamental of all battle techniques.
—Description

Only Ramza and Delita have this skillset. Chant cost nothing to learn, while Ultima must be cast on Ramza in Chapter 4 for him to learn it.

The damage formula for Ultima is as follows:

$ Magick Attack \times PWR \times (Faith/100) \times (Target Faith/100) $
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Focus
(Accumulate (PS name))
0 1 Now 300
Increase physical attack power.
Rush
(Dash (PS name))
1 1 Now 80
Attack by ramming into the enemy's body.
Stone
(Throw Stone (PS name))
4 1 Now 90
Lob a stone at a far-off foe.
Salve
(Heal (PS name))
1 1 Now 150
Remove several status ailments.
Removes: Blind, Silence, Poison.
Tailwind
(Yell (PS name))
3 1 Now 200
Boost an ally's Speed.
Note: Only available to Ramza.
Chant
(Wish (PS name))
1 1 Now 0
Sacrifice HP to restore twice as much to an ally.
Note: Only available to Ramza and Delita.
Steel
(Cheer Up (PS name))
3 1 Now 200
Encourage an ally, increasing their Bravery.
Note: Only available to Ramza from Chapter 2 onward.
Shout
(Scream (PS name))
0 1 Now 500
Increase Bravery, Speed, and physical and magickal attack power with a hearty battle cry.
Note: Only available to Ramza in Chapter 4.
Ultima 4 2 20
Magick that inflicts damages with pure energy.
Note: Only available to Ramza in Chapter 4.
MP Cost: 10
Quote: "Brush off vanity and show reality! Ultima!"