The Gambler (ギャンブラー, Gyanburā?, lit. Gambler) is a recurring job in the series. As their names implies, Gamblers rely on chance and luck in battle. Their abilities consist of random effects that are extremely powerful when successful, but detrimental if unsuccessful. Gamblers use unorthodox weapons associated with gambling, like dice and playing cards. Their trademark ability is Slots, which allow them to pull slot wheels to initiate attacks based on the results.
Cait Sith has two Limit Breaks, Dice and Slots, which work similarly to Setzer's abilities in Final Fantasy VI. Tifa Lockhart also spins slot wheels in her Limit Break: stopping them correctly powers up her attacks.
Though characters have no specific job class, Selphie Tilmitt has the Slots command as her Limit Break. The command does not actually involve slot wheels in the command, instead, Selphie cycles through a random list of spells and numbers, performing the chosen spell the specified number of times when the player executes the command.
Wakka's Overdrive consists of him spinning three slot wheels. Depending on how many symbols the player lines up, and which type of Slots command is being used, Wakka attacks one or more enemies, the results affecting which elements and status effects the attacks take on, and how many times Wakka attacks.
The Lady Luck dressphere (called Gambler in Japanese) is first obtainable in Chapter 3 as a prize from the Sphere Break tournament. The Lady Luck's abilities rely on chance to deal out various effects in battle.
Corsairs are obtained through a difficult sidequest. Their abilities generate random numbers between one and six (corresponding to rolling a die), and various effects can be activated depending on the results.
Though there is no job system, Ace wields cards as a weapon, and has a special ability that consists of drawing random cards for various effects.
The Party Host crown has the Pot Luck ability that works similarly to the gamblers' Slots command in other Final Fantasy games, calling for random things to happen that may be either beneficial or detrimental. Otherwise the Party Host is a support job that concentrates on psyching up allies.
The Gambler class can be unlocked by completing all the quests in the Moore Region.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
The Gambler appears on a gold card.
(Bakuto, 博徒?) were itinerant gamblers in Japan from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. They were one of the forerunners of the modern Japanese crime gangs known as yakuza. Bakuto plied their trade in feudal Japan, playing traditional games such as hanafuda and dice. They were mostly social outcasts who lived outside the laws and norms of society.