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Swordmasters who devote themselves body and soul to their lords.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age description

Bushi, or Mononofu in the original Japanese release, is a License Board in the Zodiac versions of Final Fantasy XII, represented by the zodiac sign of Aquarius. They are primarily light physical attackers, using katana as their main weapon.

Despite not having any magickal ability, they use mainly mystic armor in order to enhance their katana attacks. Bushi are better suited for quick attacking than being the party's tank. They have access to many augments for raising HP, attack, and magickal power.

However, Bushi cannot learn any spells, and have a limited number of augments for improving basic attacks and consumables.

The Bushi has access to 133 licenses, which require 8,256 LP to unlock, as well as up to 13 additional licenses through summon licenses costing 1,005 LP, and 5 additional licenses costing 445 LP through quickening licenses.

License BoardEdit

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License listEdit

EquipmentEdit

Name Description LP cost
Katana (1) Allows character to equip Kotetsu and Osafune. 35
Katana (2) Allows character to equip Kogarasumaru and Magoroku. 50
Katana (3) Allows character to equip Murasame and Kiku-ichimonji. 70
Katana (4) Allows character to equip Yakei and Ame-no-Murakumo. 90
Katana (5) Allows character to equip Muramasa. 100
Masamune Allows character to equip Masamune. 130
Kumbha Allows character to equip Kumbha. 80
Bloodsword Allows character to equip Bloodsword. 50
Karkata Allows character equip Karkata. 80
Mystic Armor (1) Allows character to equip Cotton Cap, Magick Curch, Cotton Shirt, and Light Woven Shirt. 10
Mystic Armor (2) Allows character to equip Pointy Hat, Topkapi Hat, Silken Shirt, and Kilimweave Shirt. 15
Mystic Armor (3) Allows character to equip Calot Hat, Wizard's Hat, Shepherd's Bolero, and Wizard's Robes. 20
Mystic Armor (4) Allows character to equip Lambent Hat, Feathered Cap, Chanter's Djellaba, and Traveler's Vestment. 25
Mystic Armor (5) Allows character to equip Mage's Hat, Mage's Habit, Lamia's Tiara, and Enchanter's Habit. 30
Mystic Armor (6) Allows character to equip Sorcerer's Hat, Black Cowl, Sorcerer's Habit, and Black garb. 40
Mystic Armor (7) Allows character to equip Astrakhan Hat, Gaia Hat, Carmagnole, and Maduin Gear. 50
Mystic Armor (8) Allows character to equip Hypnocrown, Gold Hairpin, Jade Gown, and Gaia Gear. 60
Mystic Armor (9) Allows character to equip Celebrant's Miter and Cleric's Robes. 70
Mystic Armor (10) Allows character to equip Black Mask and Black Robes. 75
Mystic Armor (11) Allows character to equip White Mask and White Robes. 80
Mystic Armor (12) Allows character to equip Golden Skullcap and Glimmering Robes. 90
Mystic Armor (13) Allows character to equip Circlet and Lordly Robes. 110
Heavy Armor (9) Allows character to equip Giant's Helmet and Carabineer Mail. 70
Heavy Armor (10) Allows character to equip Dragon Helm and Dragon Mail. 80
Heavy Armor (11) Allows character to equip Magepower Shishak and Maximillian. 90
Genji Armor Allows character to equip Genji Shield, Genji Helm, Genji Armor, and Genji Gloves. 190
Accessories (1) Allows character to equip Orrachea Armlet. 5
Accessories (2) Allows character to equip Bangle and Firefly. 20
Accessories (3) Allows character to equip Diamond Armlet and Argyle Armlet. 25
Accessories (4) Allows character to equip Battle Harness and Steel Gorget. 35
Accessories (5) Allows character to equip Tourmaline Ring and Embroidered Tippet. 35
Accessories (6) Allows character to equip Golden Amulet and Leather Gorget. 35
Accessories (7) Allows character to equip Rose Corsage and Turtleshell Choker. 40
Accessories (8) Allows character to equip Thief's Cuffs and Gauntlets. 45
Accessories (9) Allows character to equip Amber Armlet and Black Belt. 30
Accessories (10) Allows character to equip Jade Collar and Nishijin Belt. 40
Accessories (11) Allows character to equip Pheasant Netsuke and Blazer Gloves. 45
Accessories (12) Allows character to equip Gillie Boots and Steel Poleyns. 60
Accessories (13) Allows character to equip Berserker Bracers and Magick Gloves. 60
Accessories (14) Allows character to equip Sage's Ring and Agate Ring. 70
Accessories (15) Allows character to equip Ruby Ring and Bowline Sash. 70
Accessories (16) Allows character to equip Cameo Belt and Cat-ear Hood. 70
Accessories (17) Allows character to equip Bubble Belt and Fuzzy Miter. 80
Accessories (18) Allows character to equip Sash and Power Armlet. 80
Accessories (19) Allows character to equip Indigo Pendant and Winged Boots. 100
Accessories (20) Allows character to equip Opal Ring and Hermes Sandals. 115
Accessories (21) Allows character to equip Quasimodo Boots and Nihopalaoa. 130
Accessories (22) Allows character to equip Germinas Boots and Ring of Renewal. 160
Ribbon Allows character to equip Ribbon. 215

TechnicksEdit

Name Description LP cost
1000 Needles Deal 1,000 damage to one foe. 40
Bonecrusher Consume HP to reduce the HP of one foe to 0. 30
Souleater Consume HP to deal damage to one foe. 35
Gil Toss Throw gil, damaging all foes in range. 30
Libra Reveal more detailed target information. 25
Infuse Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount. 30
Sight Unseeing Unleash an attack only available when blind. 40
Shades of Black Cast a random black magick on one foe. 70
Stamp Inflict one foe with any harmful status effects on the user. 40

AugmentsEdit

Name Description Amount LP cost
Magick Lore Increases magick potency. 14 30/30/30/30/50/50/50/50/70/70/70/70/100/100
+70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435/500 HP Increase max HP by 70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435/500. 11 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/115/130/220
Inquisitor Gain MP after dealing damage. 1 30
Headsman Gain MP after defeating a foe. 1 30
Swiftness Reduces action time by 10%. 3 30/50/80
Shield Block Increases chance to block using shield. 1 25
Martyr Gain MP after taking damage. 1 30
Battle Lore Increases physical attack damage. 8 30/30/30/30/50/50/50/50
Serenity Increases magick power when HP is full. 1 70
Spellbreaker Increases magick power when HP critical. 1 65
Last Stand Increases defense when HP critical. 1 70
Remedy Lore 1 Remedies remove Sleep, Sap, Immobilize, and Disable. 1 20
Remedy Lore 2 Remedies remove Petrify, Confuse, and Oil. 1 30
Spellbound Increases duration of status effects. 1 30
Brawler Increases attack power when fighting empty-handed. 1 90

Espers and QuickeningsEdit

Name Licenses unlocked LP cost
Quickening None 50
Quickening +350 HP and Battle Lore 75
Quickening +390 HP and Battle Lore 100
Quickening +435 HP 125
Belias Libra 20
Mateus None 30
Zalera Bloodsword and Karkata 30
Adrammelech Souleater 35
Shamhazai Shield Block 50
Hashmal None 50
Cúchulainn Stamp 50
Zeromus Magick Lore and Magick Lore 65
Exodus +500 HP 65
Famfrit None 100
Chaos Brawler 100
Ultima Stamp 115
Zodiark Heavy Armor (9), Heavy Armor (10), and Heavy Armor (11) 200

EtymologyEdit

Samurai were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. They were not just great swordsmen, but also powerful horse archers and martial artists of other fields. Though their status was that above commoners, samurai were bound to forms of etiquette and a way of life known as Bushido, stressing honor to one's devoted and preparing oneself in the face of death.

The name in Japanese is "Mononofu", an ancient term related to the samurai, meaning bushi, a warrior. Samurai is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series, but Hiroyuki Itō, the director of Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System, decided on mononofu to give players something to "discover" if they were to look the word up in a dictionary.[1]

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