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Long years of fighting in the arena have honed the skills of these swordsmen to perfection. They call their closely guarded techniques "Astutia".
The Lanista is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift exclusive to the seeq. Lanista specializes in various skills, such as support, absorption, and dealing heavy damage at their own expense, the last similar to a Dark Knight.
To unlock the job the player must complete "A Lanista's Pride" mission, which appears after the story mission "A Request". To use it, the player must master a Berserker A-Ability.
|Greatswords||Hats, Helmets||Light Armor, Heavy Armor||No|
The LANISTA turn to these skills bought with blood and blade.
|Sacrifice the user's to deal dark damage to the target.|
|Sword of Darkness||Ancient Sword||Weapon Range||350||12|
|Steal the target's life force. Restores HP to the unit.|
|Sword of Light||Ogrenix||Weapon Range||300||8|
|Steal the target's magickal energy. Restores MP to the unit.|
|Show the target a vision from their darkest dreams. Deals damage and BLINDS the target.|
|Conjure a magickal shield around units in a small area. Raises DEFENSE.|
|Temporarily grants extensive anatomical knowledge that can be used to carefully target attacks. Raises the CRITICAL HIT rate of units in a small area..|
|Magickally strengthen the unit for a single rush attack. Deals damage and knocks the target back. May also destroy the target's armor.|
|Absorb the life force of surrounding units. Restores HP.|
|Bone Armlets||Counter attack and knock back the attacker after being the target of an offensive action.||250|
|Dragonheart||Tournesol||Gain RERAISE after taking damage. Only works once per battle.||500|
|Monkey Grip||Oblige||Wield two-handed weapons with one hand.||250|
|Tank||Platinum Armor||Enables the user to equip helms and heavy armor, regardless of their current job.||200|
Lanista appears with an Earth-elemental card.
- Lanista's Souleater ability is useful to deplete one's own HP to boost the power of Razzle-Dazzle. However, to make it work better, one may need to level up their seeq as a Berserker due to their excellent HP growth. Souleater and Sword of Darkness are preferable against the troublesome Sprites and Banshees.
The word lanista is a First Declension Latin noun, with a grammatical gender of masculine. The word means "one who manages and trains a team of Gladiators".
The Lanista's skillset, Astutia, means "the quality of being astute".