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III

The following is a list of abilities in Final Fantasy III.

AbilitiesEdit

The following is a list of abilities by jobs.

Job Famicom 3D Remakes
Onion Knight Fight, Defend, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Freelancer -Attack, Magic, Guard, Item
Warrior Fight, Defend, Run, ItemAttack, Advance, Guard, Item
Monk Fight, Defend, Run, ItemAttack, Retaliate, Guard, Item
White Mage Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Black Mage Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Red Mage Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Ranger Fight, Magic, Defend, ItemAttack, Barrage, Guard, Item
Knight Fight, Defend, Run, Item
Passive: Cover
Attack, Magic, Defend, Item,
Passive: Cover
Thief Fight, Steal, Escape, ItemAttack, Steal, Flee, Item
Scholar Fight, Peep, Scan, ItemAttack, Magic, Study, Item
Passive: Item Lore
Geomancer Fight, Terrain, Defend, ItemAttack, Terrain, Guard, Item
Dragoon Fight, Jump, Defend, ItemAttack, Jump, Guard, Item
Viking Fight, Defend, Run, ItemAttack, Provoke, Guard, Item
Black Belt Fight, BuildUp, Run, ItemAttack, Boost, Guard, Item
Dark Knight Fight, Magic, Defend, ItemAttack, Souleater, Guard, Item
Evoker Fight, Magic, Defend, ItemAttack, Summon, Guard, Item
Bard Sing, Scare, Cheer, ItemAttack, Sing, Guard, Item
Magus Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Devout Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Summoner Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Summon, Guard, Item
Sage Fight, Magic, Run, ItemAttack, Magic, Guard, Item
Ninja Fight, Defend, Run, ItemAttack, Throw, Guard, Item

List of AbilitiesEdit

Universal AbilitiesEdit

The following abilities both appear in the 2D and 3D versions of Final Fantasy III'.

Ability Description Image
Attack
Fight
Attacks an enemy with the user's currently-equipped weapon or weapons, or with bare fists if the user is unarmed.
(The Attack command does nothing when used by a character equipped with two shields.)
FFIII Android Attack
Guard Reduces damage taken from incoming physical attacks until the next turn. FFIIIDS Guard
Run Away
Run
All versions: Attempt to escape from battle. Some fights, including boss fights, are impossible to run from.
(Famicom version only: When used, the party's defenses drop to zero until the next turn.)
(Remakes only: The Run Away command can be issued to all party members at once by pressing both shoulder buttons simultaneously.)
FFIII Run
Item Use an item, or switch out currently-equipped weapons and shields during battle. FFIII Android Item In-Battle
Magic Cast a spell. Which spells a character can cast are determined by that character's job. FFIIIDS Black Magic
Guard
Defend
Reduces incoming physical damage for the rest of the turn. Damage is reduced by a greater amount than when Guard is used. In the remakes, its effectiveness increases with the user's job level. FFIIIDS Defend
Cover A passive ability. Causes the character to automatically intercept incoming attacks directed at allies in critical condition. FFIIIDS Cover
Steal Attempt to steal an item. The likelihood of stealing rare items increases with the user's job level. FFIIIDS Steal
Flee Improved version of Run. Flee from battle with a 100% success rate.
(Some fights, including boss fights, are impossible to run from.)
FFIII Run
Terrain Use a random Terrain spell based on the surrounding area. FFIII iOS Terrain - Shadowflare
Jump Jump into the air, disappearing from the battlefield, then drop down and strike the target next turn for greatly-increased damage. In the remakes, power increases with job level. FFIII Jump
Boost
BuildUp
Store power, increasing the damage of the next attack. Stacks twice. Using it three times in a row causes it to backfire, damaging the Black Belt.
Sing Famicom version: Attack with the currently equipped harp.
Remakes: Play the song associated with the Bard's currently-equipped harp. Potency increases with job level.
FFIIIDS Sing

Famicom-exclusive AbilitiesEdit

Ability Description Image
Scan Check the target's elemental weaknesses. FFIII NES Scan
Peep Check the target's current HP. FFIII NES Peep
Scare Makes enemies more likely to run away, or miss with attacks. FFIII NES Scare
Cheer Makes allies more likely to score multiple hits. This ability's effect can be stacked. FFIII NES Cheer

3D Remake-exclusive AbilitiesEdit

Ability Description Image
Equipment Switch out currently-equipped weapons and shields during battle. FFIII Android Equipment In-Battle
Rear Moves the user to the back row. FFIII DS Change Row
Front Moves the user to the front row. FFIII DS Change Row
Advance Attacks with increased power, but decreases defense for the duration of the turn. Power increases with job level. FFIIIDS Advance
Retaliate Reduce damage taken from incoming physical attacks, and respond with powerful counterattacks, until the next turn. FFIII Retaliate
Barrage Attacks four times against random enemies. Power increases with job level.
Study Checks the target's elemental weaknesses and current HP, and removes positive statuses. FFIIIDS Study
Item Lore A passive ability. Doubles the potency of healing and damaging items. FFIIIDS Chemist
Provoke Taunts the enemies, making them more likely to attack the Viking, as well as lowering their defense. FFIIIDS Provoke
Souleater Sacrifice 20% of current HP to deal damage to all enemies. Effective against dividing monsters. Damage increases with job level. FFIIIDS Souleater
Summon Cast a summon. FFIIIDS Summon
Throw Throw a shuriken, or a spare weapon from the party's inventory, at an enemy, losing the weapon in order to inflict major damage. FFIIIDS Throw

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

Ability Cards
Legend Cards
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