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Necromancer FFV
Dark wizards who are masters of the undead, and have no fear of the Dark Arts.
—Description

The Necromancer (ネクロマンサー, Nekuromansā?) is a job in the Game Boy Advance, mobile and Steam versions of Final Fantasy V, found in the Sealed Temple after beating Enuo.

The Necromancer has the potential to be a powerful class due to its inherent equipment options and abilities. Necromancers have Magic Power equal to that of a Black Mage, and Stamina equal to that of a Knight.

Dark Arts is more powerful than the Black Magic and Summon skillsets, and can be further boosted due to the equipment choices the Necromancer has (rods for Fire, Ice, Lightning, and Poison, and Air Knife for Wind). The Necromancer is similar to the Blue Mage, in that to learn any Dark Arts the Necromancer has to learn it from opponents; the Necromancer must deal the finishing blow to a specific enemy to learn a Dark Art spell.

The downside to the Necromancer is their inherent undead status, making healing them a chore. Various methods can be used to bypass this, such as White Wind or the Necromancer's Drain Touch skill. Unlike the inherent undead status of the Bone Mail, Necromancers can be revived once they are KO'd.

Mastering Necromancer for all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Undead Freak".

AppearanceEdit

FFV Bartz Necromancer iOS FFV Lenna Necromancer iOS FFV Faris Necromancer iOS FFV Krile Necromancer iOS

Bartz, Faris and Krile dress in pinkish violet robes, whereas Lenna dons a black battlekini with a cape. All costumes incorporate a skull design; Bartz wears a skull mask, while Lenna and Krile's headdresses have it. Faris's headdress resembles The Emperor's hair from Final Fantasy II. In the mobile and Steam version, Bartz no longer wears a skull mask and has a skull placed the same way as Lenna and Krile have theirs.


AbilitiesEdit

  • Job command - Dark Arts
  • Innate abilities - Undead
  • Equipment - Knives, Rods, Hats, Robes, Armlets, Chaos Orb

The Undead innate ability means that a Necromancer will be hurt by healing spells and items in battle, but spells like Death will heal their HP fully. Outside of battle they can be healed normally. Like the Berserker's Berserk ability, the Freelancer and Mime class are not affected by it once this class has been mastered. Undead inverts all draining spells except Drain Touch, and most healing spells and items will deal damage instead. Any item or spell that would revive sets the Undead user's HP to single digits. Characters with the Undead ability set that are KO'd may be revived normally, as opposed to the Bone Mail's innate Undead ability.

Dark Arts Level 1 will give the character base Freelancer Magic +13. For each Dark Arts level gained, up to level 5, the Magic bonus is increased by 4 per level, for a maximum of +29 Magic at Dark Arts Level 5.

The stat modifiers for Necromancers are:

  • Strength: +4
  • Agility: +1
  • Stamina: +21
  • Magic: +29

Level-up abilitiesEdit

Level 1 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Oath
Advance Name Oath
AP Required 15
Type Command
Description Call forth a demon.
Information Acts like the Ranger's Animals command, but calls forth a demon instead.
Level 2 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dark Arts (1)
Advance Name Dark Arts (1)
AP Required 30
Type Command
Description Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Information Lets any Job cast Drain Touch and Dark Haze.
Level 3 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dark Arts (2)
Advance Name Dark Arts (2)
AP Required 45
Type Command
Description Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Information Lets any Job additionally cast Deep Freeze and Evil Mist.
Level 4 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dark Arts (3)
Advance Name Dark Arts (3)
AP Required 60
Type Command
Description Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Information Lets any Job additionally cast Meltdown and Hellwind.
Level 5 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dark Arts (4)
Advance Name Dark Arts (4)
AP Required 100
Type Command
Description Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Information Lets any Job cast additionally Chaos Drive and Curse.
Level 6 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Dark Arts (5)
Advance Name Dark Arts (5)
AP Required 200
Type Command
Description Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Information Lets any Job additionally cast Dark Flare and Doomsday.
Level 7 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Undead
Advance Name Undead
AP Required 300
Type Passive
Description Become Undead. Take damage from recovery items or magic.
Information Character becomes Undead like the Necromancer.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

KrileNecromancer TCG

Necromancer appears on a trading card, depicting Krile. It is earth-elemental.

Triple TriadEdit

104a Necromancer

Necromancer from Final Fantasy V has a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Necromancy is a form of magic involving communication with the deceased—either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily—for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. The term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

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