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Warriors who temper their bodies into deadly weapons.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age description

Monk is a License Board in the Zodiac versions of Final Fantasy XII. It is represented by the zodiac sign of Virgo.

The Monk has access to 134 licenses, which require 8,276 LP to unlock, as well as up to 11 additional licenses through summon licenses costing 810 LP, and 2 additional licenses costing 130 LP through Quickening licenses.

ProfileEdit

Monks can either fight with their fists or fight with poles (which can hit flying enemies) and can equip light armor. They are strong physical attackers and have high HP, being the only job that can learn all HP and Battle Lores. They can learn many White Magicks, all of which can only be unlocked through Quickening and summon licenses.

However, they have few augments to supplement their magicks, and can only use Esunaga to combat negative status effects due to their inability to acquire any Remedy Lores.

In The Zodiac Age version, the player can unlock two license boards for each party member. A good option is to couple Monk with is Black Mage. Monk has three Swiftness licenses, high of HP, and has access to White Magick, including Holy. The ultimate staff (Staff of the Magi) boosts Holy damage by 50%. Black Mage-Monk combination is also a powerful physical attacker, which is useful before the most powerful spells become available.

Another good combination is with Bushi that couples Bushi's magick power with Monk's physical strength, allowing for katana to deal more damage. Monk's White Magick also benefits from Bushi's magick powers. Monk-Time Battlemage can also be a good combination, giving the character more useful spells, ranged fighting capability, more magick power, ability to equip heavy armor, and all the abilities that lower enemy's stats. Pairing Monk with Foebreaker likewise nets heavy armor and the stat-lowering Technicks, as well as the ability to equip Genji equipment, including Genji Gloves to boost poles' combo rate.

License BoardEdit

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License listEdit

EquipmentEdit

Name Description LP cost
Poles (1) Allows character to equip Oaken Pole. 20
Poles (2) Allows character to equip Cypress Pole and Battle Bamboo. 30
Poles (3) Allows character to equip Musk Stick and Iron Pole. 35
Poles (4) Allows character to equip Six-fluted Pole and Gokuu Pole. 40
Poles (5) Allows character to equip Zephyr Pole and Ivory Pole. 50
Poles (6) Allows character to equip Sweep and Eight-fluted Pole. 60
Whale Whisker Allows character to equip Whale Whisker. 90
Kanya Allows character to equip Kanya. 180
Light Armor (1) Allows character to equip Leather Cap and Leather Clothing. 10
Light Armor (2) Allows character to equip Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, and Leather Breastplate. 15
Light Armor (3) Allows character to equip Leather Headgear, Horned Hat Bronze Chestplate, and Ringmail. 20
Light Armor (4) Allows character to equip Balaclava, Soldier's Cap, Windbreaker, and Heavy Coat. 25
Light Armor (5) Allows character to equip Green Beret, Red Cap, Survival Vest and Brigandine. 30
Light Armor (6) Allows character to equip Headband, Pirate Hat, Jujitsu Gi, and Viking Coat. 40
Light Armor (7) Allows character to equip Goggle Mask, Adamant Hat, Metal Jerkin, and Adamant Vest. 50
Light Armor (8) Allows character to equip Officer's Hat, Chakra Band, Barrel Coat, and Power Vest. 60
Light Armor (9) Allows character to equip Thief's Cap, Gigas Hat, Ninja Gear, and Gigas Chestplate. 70
Light Armor (10) Allows character to equip Chaperon and Minerva Bustier. 75
Light Armor (11) Allows character to equip Crown of Laurels and Rubber Suit. 80
Light Armor (12) Allows character to equip Renewing Morion and Mirage Vest. 90
Light Armor (13) Allows character to equip Dueling Mask and Brave Suit. 110
Accessories (1) Allows character to equip Orrachea Armlet. 5
Accessories (2) Allows character to equip Bangle and Firefly. 20
Accessories (3) Allows character to equip Diamond Armlet and Argyle Armlet. 25
Accessories (4) Allows character to equip Battle Harness and Steel Gorget. 35
Accessories (5) Allows character to equip Tourmaline Ring and Embroidered Tippet. 35
Accessories (6) Allows character to equip Golden Amulet and Leather Gorget. 35
Accessories (7) Allows character to equip Rose Corsage and Turtleshell Choker. 40
Accessories (8) Allows character to equip Thief's Cuffs and Gauntlets. 45
Accessories (9) Allows character to equip Amber Armlet and Black Belt. 30
Accessories (10) Allows character to equip Jade Collar and Nishijin Belt. 40
Accessories (11) Allows character to equip Pheasant Netsuke and Blazer Gloves. 45
Accessories (12) Allows character to equip Gillie Boots and Steel Poleyns. 60
Accessories (13) Allows character to equip Berserker Bracers and Magick Gloves. 60
Accessories (14) Allows character to equip Sage Ring's and Agate Ring. 70
Accessories (15) Allows character to equip Ruby Ring and Bowline Sash. 70
Accessories (16) Allows character to equip Cameo Belt and Cat-ear Hood. 70
Accessories (17) Allows character to equip Bubble Belt and Fuzzy Miter. 80
Accessories (18) Allows character to equip Sash and Power Armlet. 80
Accessories (19) Allows character to equip Indigo Pendant and Winged Boots. 100
Accessories (20) Allows character to equip Opal Ring and Hermes Sandals. 115
Accessories (21) Allows character to equip Quasimodo Boots and Nihopalaoa. 130
Accessories (22) Allows character to equip Germinas Boots and Ring of Renewal. 160
Ribbon Allows character to equip Ribbon. 215

MagickEdit

Name Description LP cost
White Magick 4 Allows character to cast Cura and Raise. 30
White Magick 9 Allows character to cast Bravery and Curaja. 80
White Magick 10 Allows character to cast Dispelga and Arise. 90
White Magick 11 Allows character to cast Holy and Esunaga. 100
White Magick 12 Allows character to cast Protectga and Shellga. 110
White Magick 13 Allows character to cast Renew. 155

TechnicksEdit

Name Description LP cost
Achilles Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element. 40
Bonecrusher Consume HP to reduce the HP of one foe to 0. 30
Wither Lower one foe's strength. 50
Expose Lower one foe's defense. 50
Souleater Consume HP to deal damage to one foe. 35
First Aid Restore HP to one HP Critical ally. 20
Libra Reveal more detailed target information. 25
Numerology Deal damage that increases with successive hits. 40
Shades of Black Cast a random black magick on one foe. 70
Revive Fully consume user's HP, reviving and fully restoring HP of one KO'd ally. 40
Sight Unseeing Unleash an attack only available when blind. 40
Traveler Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range. 50

AugmentsEdit

Name Description Amount LP cost
Battle Lore Increases physical attack damage. 16 30/30/30/30/50/50/50/50/70/70/70/70/100/100/100/100
Brawler Increases attack power when fighting empty-handed. 1 90
Inquisitor Gain MP after dealing damage. 1 30
Martyr Gain MP after taking damage. 1 30
+30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435/500 HP Increases HP by 30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435/500. 12 20/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/115/130/220
Potion Lore 1-2-3 Potions restore more HP. 3 20/35/70
Headsman Gain MP after defeating a foe. 1 30
Phoenix Lore Phoenix Down restore more HP. 2 30/50
Last Stand Increases defense when HP critical. 1 70
Spellbound Increases duration of status effects. 1 30
Swiftness Reduces action time by 10%. 3 30/50/80
Adrenaline Increases strength when HP critical. 1 65
Focus Increases strength when HP is full. 1 70

Espers and QuickeningsEdit

Name Licenses unlocked LP cost
Quickening None 50
Quickening White Magick 9 75
Quickening None 100
Quickening Phoenix Lore 125
Belias None 20
Mateus None 30
Zalera Traveler 30
Adrammelech None 35
Shemhazai Potion Lore 3 50
Hashmal White Magick 4 50
Cúchulainn None 50
Zeromus Sight Unseeing 65
Exodus Souleater 65
Famfrit White Magick 10 100
Chaos White Magick 11 and White Magick 12 100
Ultima Swiftness (x2) 115
Zodiark White Magick 13 200