Orator, also known as Mediator in the original version or Talker in the Japanese version, is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. A magical-based job, the Orators use speech as their main form of attack, along with guns. It is through the Orator the player can recruit monsters into their party, but they can also be used to recruit human characters. It costs 3,900 JP to master this job. Despite the Orators' illustration, they cannot equip any rods, staves, nor poles in-game.

Leveling Orator up to level 4 with Squire, Chemist, Summoner, Geomancer, and Dragoon will unlock Mime, while leveling the job up to 4 with Summoner will unlock Bard for males.


A warrior who participates in battle using Speechcraft. Words, rather than swords, are the orator's weapons.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 2 Oracle Lv. 3 Mystic Guns, Knives Hats Clothes, Robes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 8 5% Low Average Low Low


Innate abilitiesEdit

  • Beast Tongue


Orator job command. Manipulates enemies through skilled rhetoric.
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
3 1 Now 100
A speechcraft skill that persuades a foe to become an ally.
Effect: Traitor.
Success Rate: 20 + Magick AT%
3 1 Now 100
A speechcraft skill that persuades a foe to wait before acting. Resets the target's CT count.
Amount: 30 + Magick AT%
Praise 3 1 Now 200
A speechcraft skill that praises the target's feats and strengths, increasing his or her Bravery.
Amount: 50 + Magick AT%
3 1 Now 200
A speechcraft skill that plays upon the doubts and fears of the target, decreasing his or her Bravery.
Amount: 90 + Magick AT%
Preach 3 1 Now 200
A speechcraft skill that explains the nature of divine miracles, deepening belief and increasing Faith.
Amount: 50 + Magick AT%
3 1 Now 200
A speechcraft skill that decreases Faith by using cold logic and secular doctrine.
Amount: 90 + Magick AT%
(Death Sentence)
3 1 Now 500
A speechcraft skill that convinces the target that his or her demise is soon at hand.
Effect: Doom.
Success Rate: 30 + Magick AT%
3 1 Now 100
A speechcraft skill that spins tales in return for gil.
Amount: Lv × Speed
Insult 3 1 Now 300
A speechcraft skill that infuriates with foul invective.
Effect: Berserk.
Success Rate: 40 + Magick AT%
Mimic Darlavon
(Mimic Daravon)
3 1 Now 300
A speechcraft skill that uses dull tales to induce slumber.
Effect: Sleep.
Success Rate: 40 + Magick AT%

Reaction abilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
(Finger Guard)
Avoid the effects of Speechcraft. Speechcraft 300

Support abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Equip Guns Equip guns, regardless of job. 750/800
Force a critically wounded enemy monster to become an ally. 450/500
Beast Tongue
(Monster Talk)
Gain the ability to use Speechcraft against monsters, even if not an orator. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Orators appear with water-elemental cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

KotC Orator

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



An orator, or oratist, is a public speaker.