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FFT Monk

Male and female Monks.

Monk (モンク, Monku?) is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. They are front-line fighters who deal heavy physical damage. It costs 5300 JP to master this job.

The Monk is one of the best jobs for high-Bravery characters. The Monk's Chakra ability can heal others, as well as replenish MP. A Monk can become very powerful without much effort. Via Ramza's brave-raising skills, the Monk to deal damage upwards of 999, with Bravery at 90.

To unlock this job, a unit must have Knight at level 3. Leveling Monk to level 3 unlocks Geomancer, and leveling up to level 4 along with Knight and Dragoon unlocks Samurai.

StatsEdit

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A warrior, devoted to physical training, whose unarmed attacks are deadly. May use Martial Arts.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
PS1 WotL
Lv. 2 Knight Lv. 3 Knight Nothing Nothing Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 4 9 20% High Average High Low

AbilitiesEdit

Innate abilitiesEdit

Martial Arts/Punch ArtEdit

Monk job command. Turns bare fists into lethal weapons.

The damage for Pummel is as follows:

3.0 \times \text{Physical Attack} \times (\text{random number from 1 to PWR})

The damage for other attack abilities are as follows:

0.5 \times \text{Physical Attack} \times (\text{Physical Attack} + \text{PWR})

The success rate of Doom Fist is as follows:

\text{Magick Attack} + \text{PWR}

The success rate of all other abilities is as follows:

\text{Physical Attack} + \text{PWR}

The amount of MP that Chakra heals is equal to half of the HP restored. The amount of HP that Chakra heals is as follows:

\text{Physical Attack} \times \text{PWR}
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Cyclone
(Spin Fist)
1 2 Now 150
Turn in a circle, attacking with backhand blows.
Pummel
(Repeating Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Strike many times in quick succession.
Quote: "Fight for justice... fists of fury! Repeated Fist!"
Aurablast
(Wave Fist)
3 3 Now 300
Employ one's martial spirit to strike a distant foe.
Quote: "Burning anger rising... Burst! Wave Fist!"
Shockwave
(Earth Slash)
8 4 Now 600
Release spiritual energy mighty enough to rend the earth.
Element: Earth.
Quote: "Earth's anger running through my arms! Earth Slash!"
Doom Fist
(Secret Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Invite slow, certain death with blows to pressure points.
Effect: Doom.
Quote: "Cast down to hell with your fingers! Secret Fist!"
Purification
(Stigma Magic)
1 2 Now 200
Release positive energy to remove status ailments.
Removes: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Sleep, Immobilize, Disable.
Chakra 1 2 Now 350
Draw out the energy within the body's chakra points to restore HP and MP.
Revive 1 1 Now 500
Calls back dead units with a loud cry.
Removes: KO.

Reaction abilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Critical: Recover HP
(HP Restore)
Recover HP when critically wounded. Critical 500
Counter Counterattack with a physical strike. Physical Attack 300
First Strike
(Hamedo)
Attack preemptively before being attacked. Physical Attack 1200/1300

Support abilitiesEdit

Brawler raises unarmed attack strength. It also increases effectiveness of Martial Arts abilities, success rate of Steal, and strength of Squire's Rush and Stone. It does not boost attack strength if a weapon is equipped, but still benefits Fundaments, Steal, and Martial Arts.

Name Description JP Needed
Brawler
(Martial Arts)
Deliver more powerful unarmed attacks, even if not a monk. 200

Movement AbilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Lifefont
(Move-HP Up)
Recover HP upon moving. 300

Other appearancesEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

The Monk job from Final Fantasy Tactics appears a cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

KotC Monk

Monk appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.

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