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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.


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Greatswords Hats, Helmets Light Armor, Heavy Armor No

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 2 0 18 35 C G C C E F 50%



The LANISTA turn to these skills brought with blood and blade.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master MP Use
Souleater Xankbras Deals Dark damage but depletes user's HP. Weapon Range 150
Sword of Darkness Ancient Sword Deals Dark damage and drains victim's HP to user. Weapon Range 350 12
Sword of Light Ogrenix Deals Holy damage and drains victim's MP to user. Weapon Range 300 8
Haunting Vision Dagriohm Deals damage and inflicts Blind on target. 4 300 8
Block! Diamond Sword Increases defense of units in a small area. 4 250 8
Strike! Luabreaker Increases critical hit rate of units in a small area. 4 250 8
Charge! Hardedge Damages and knocks back target, with chance of destroying the target's armor. 1 350 8
Razzle-Dazzle Vigilante Absorbs HP of surrounding units. Does damage based on lost health.
(Max HP - Current HP)/4
All sides 450 24


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Blink Counter Bone Armlets Counter attack and knock back the attacker after being the target of an offensive action. 250
Dragonheart Tournesol Automatically grants Auto-Life status upon taking melee damage. 500


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Monkey Grip Oblige Wield two-handed weapons in one hand. 250
Tank Platinum Armor Wear heavy armor regardless of Job. 200

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


Lanista TCG

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.


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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".