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FFTA babus
Royal mages, trained in all forms of magic.
—In-game description

Runeseeker (ルーンシーカー, Rūnshīkā?) is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance that is available only to Babus Swain. Runeseekers follow the same stat growth as Sages, and wield Maces in combat. Babus can not learn any new abilities by wielding maces and, by default, can only have Item as his second A-Ability.


Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
4 3 50
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Maces Hats Clothing, Robes Yes



Like Sages, the Runeseeker job has the highest MP growth, but is tied with Paladins, Templars, and nu mou Illusionists for slowest speed growth. Compared to other nu mou, Babus has high HP, Attack and Magic Power, allowing him to be equally effective with magic spells and physical attacks, but his Defense and Resistance are mediocre.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
7.6 B 8.8 S 8.4 B+ 7.6 B+ 9.2 A- 7.6 D+ 0.8 E



Runeseeker command. Use all forms of magic.

Ability Effect MP Power Range
Explode Explosive magical power. Deals enormous damage. 24 40 3
Stillness Freezes time and space to stop units in an area. 24 3
Quarter Small gravity field. Saps 1/4 of target's HP. 10 3
Demi Gravity field. Saps 1/2 of target's HP. 24 3


Skill Effect
Counter Follow up an enemy attack against you with an attack of your own.


Skill Effect
Weapon Def+ Increases Weapon Defense.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Rune Seeker appears on a gold card.



Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter. Historic anthropology regarding the Germanic and Norse peoples that used runes also note that the language was also highly used in magical practices related to these cultures, whether it be in divination, enchantment, and incantation.

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