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The parivir are swift and skillful combatants who finish their foes with flair.

Parivir is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift available to humes. Parivirs wield katanas and can inflict elemental damage and/or status effects with their sword techniques, at virtually no MP cost. Their defenses leave much to be desired, but they are considered top-notch front-line fighters.

Exploiting the right weakness (or using Geomancy), their elemental attacks can become devastatingly powerful. Parivir are set apart from other melee units; with frail defense, they are best described as "glass cannons," focusing on Speed and Attack and able to deal massive damage quickly and efficiently, but "breaking" upon impact, with a lackluster endurance for heavy attacks.

For this reason, many give them the reaction ability Strike Back with Dual Wield as support to both defend them and thoroughly discipline offenders. Although Flair abilities will not work with two blades, they already do twice the damage with one. An alternative is the Geomancy support ability, making enemies weak to an element to which they would normally be neutral, therefore offering increased damage from elemental attacks. Being an antithesis to the traditional tank (slow, yet impenetrable), it is best to combine levels of the Paladin and Parivir, making a unit that is one part defensive, one part fast and two parts deadly.

Notable Parivirs are the tutors of the job, Zengen and Ghi Yelgi.


  • To Unlock: Complete The Eastwatch
  • To Use: Master three Fighter A-Abilities


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Katanas Hats Light Armor No

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 2 5 15 A H A E F G 62%



The arsenal of the Parivir beats down foes with blindingly fast swordstrikes of deadly precision.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master
Wind Slash Murasame Wind damage to a single target. 4 200
Iai Blow Osafune Half damage; may KO. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 300
Blade Bash Ashura Weak damage and Immobilize. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 200
Shimmering Blade Nosada Inflicts Fire damage and causes Confuse. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 400
Hoarfrost Blade Ama-no-murakumo Inflicts Ice damage and causes Slow. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 400
Skyfury Blade Kotetsu Inflicts Thunder damage and causes Berserk. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 400
Lifethread Blade Adazakura Inflicts Dark damage and causes Doom. Requires a bladed weapon. 1 400
Unburden Soul Sumihomura Restores HP and heals status of party; kills user. The Self-KO effect can be neutralized by equipping an Angel Ring (grants Auto-Life). All allies 400


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Strike Back Bone Plate Avoids any standard attacks then counters. 250


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Death Strike Bracers Increases Critical Hit percentage. 150



Parivir is Sanskrit for "bodyguard". The job is called "Yojimbo" in the Japanese and Spanish versions of the game. Yojimbo (用心棒) means "bodyguard" in Japanese.


  • In Final Fantasy XII, the seeq Aekom who works in Bhujerba's Lhusu Mines mentioned a guild of bodyguards called the Parivir. Several of them can be met around this city, and their job is to guard the miners at Lhusu from the monsters who also inhabit it.
  • The Flair command originally belonged to the powerful Llednar Twem in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, but the moves were completely different. The same is true for Amarant Coral in Final Fantasy IX.
  • Despite being the only Samurai class in the game, the Parivir cannot equip the samurai-styled Genji gear. Zengen, a Parivir member of The Eastwatch, who appears in various missions such as "A Lanista's Pride" and Ghi Yelgi both wear such armor, thanks to illegal possession of the passive ability "Tank".