- "Nature-loving archers who can call on local wildlife for aid."
The Ranger is the only job outside of the Freelancer and Gladiator that can equip bows, which allows them to deal full damage from the back row. While naturally bows have a low accuracy compared to most other weapons (roughly 70% accuracy, if not lower), the Ranger is capable of getting around this with their innate Aim command, giving them 100% accuracy with any weapon. The Ranger has decent Strength but low Stamina, making them prone to magic attacks as the Ranger has no way to boost Magic Defense.
Rapid Fire is amongst the most powerful of physical commands in the game, which also belongs to the notorious "Spellblade - Dual-Wield - Rapid Fire" combo present in the game.
The Ranger is a class representing animals and nature, and so the color green is used in their outfit. A feather is also donned by all characters, whether on headwear or alone. Lenna's costume seems to more closely resemble the Bard from Final Fantasy III.
- Job Command - Aim
- Innate Abilities - None
- Equipment - Knives, Bows, Light Helmets, Clothes, Armlets
The Ranger lacks innate abilities, meaning that mastering it will have no benefits to the Freelancer or Mime class, but it is still an interesting job. Aim is an attack that usually never misses, making it preferable to Fight, and Rapid Fire is almost a must-have for any physical characters end-game.
Of note, Aim cannot be used if the character is under Darkness. Aim can still miss the target if the character is equipped with a rod.
Rapid Fire's third and fourth hit will not dispel Sleep, Control, or Confuse, as well as will not provoke any counters and is unblockable. Any special abilities or effects weapons may have will not be activated when using Rapid Fire.
Equip Bows gives characters the Ranger's base Strength and Agility unless otherwise at a higher value.
The base stats for Rangers are:
- Strength: 40
- Agility: 36
- Stamina: 25
- Magic: 19
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|Wind Crystal (Wind Shrine)|
|Knight - Monk - Thief - Black Mage - White Mage - Blue Mage|
|Water Crystal (Walse Tower)|
|Red Mage - Time Mage - Summoner - Berserker - Mystic Knight - Mime|
|Fire Crystal (Fire-Powered Ship)|
|Beastmaster - Geomancer - Ninja|
|Fire Crystal (Chocobo Forest)|
|Ranger - Bard|
|Earth Crystal (Ronka Ruins)|
|Dragoon - Dancer - Samurai - Chemist|
|Game Boy Advance Jobs|
|Necromancer - Cannoneer - Gladiator - Oracle|