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The martial arts of the master monk are without equal.

Master Monk is a bangaa job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift and an upgrade of the White Monk job. Its main skillset is Martial Arts, and it can perform various up-front actions, such as bypassing an enemy's counterattack with Cross-counter while dealing massive damage and attacking twice in one turn with Pummel. Although Master Monks can wield poles, their attack is superior when bare-handed (with the exception of the weapon Whale Whisker, which will raise Attack by 17), comparable to that of Gladiators, Snipers or Dragoons.

Their healing abilities surpass those of White Monks making them ideal front line fighters, especially since they can equip two shields with the Shieldbearer passive ability, which when coupled with their naturally high Evasion can mean they evade half of all hits against them. Their Attack power is stronger when not equipped with weapons. A downside is that they do not have a good ranged game, as they have only two ranged attacks, one with 50% Accuracy at best and the other stands two squares in front of them. For this reason they are often paired with White Monk as a secondary job.


  • To Unlock: Complete Bangbangaa!
  • To Use: Master 2 Warrior A-Abilities and 2 White Monk A-Abilities


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Poles Hats Light Armor No

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 3 10 42 70 D F A D D E 71%


Martial ArtsEdit

MASTER MONKS use these age old attacks to deal debilitating blows with their fists.

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Pummel Eight-Fluted Pole Hit opponent twice. 300
Dark Fist Battle Bamboo Consumes HP to perform a piercing attack. 300
Withering Strike Gokuu Pole Does damage equal to max HP minus current HP, accuracy is half of normal hit rate. 400
Lifebane Esztam Baton Damage and may inflict Doom. 400
Holy Strike Sanjiegun Holy-elemental damage. 350
Cross-counter Fanatic Attacks unit with great power. Ignores Counter ability. 350
Inner Focus Tonfa Recover HP and removes negative status. 300
Rend Armor Cypress Pole Destroys armor. 350


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Blink Counter Bone Armlets Counters and knocks back. 250


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Unscarred Judicer's Coat Boosts Attack, Defense, Magick, and Resistance by 50% if the unit has full HP. 150

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit


MasterMonk TCG

Master Monk appears with an Earth-elemental card.