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Harley, from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, is a Scholar.

Scholar (学者, Gakusha?) is a recurring Job in the Final Fantasy series. Experts in the theory of warfare, Scholars provide battlefield support and wear academic robes with mortar boards.

Like Red Mages, Scholars have access to both White and Black Magic, but with a far greater range of spells from which to choose -- and often automatic access to sensory magic. The trade-off is a lack of offensive ability; unlike Red Mages, Scholars may not wield swords or daggers, and instead go into battle armed with books or grimoires. Notable Scholars include Harley from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Gunther Schultz II from Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess.


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

Main article: Scholar (Final Fantasy III)

The Scholar Job is granted to the party by the Fire Crystal. The Scholar has the ability to scan the enemy for weaknesses and can double the effects of healing items. In this DS remake, the Scan ability, known as Study, also removes status enhancements on opponents.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Main article: Harley

Harley makes an appearance as a Scholar-like class known as a Secretary. She has the abilities Piercing Sight and Gil Toss. Piercing Sight can give an enemy a new weakness and remove magic effects. Gil Toss does damage by throwing gil at all enemies based on Harley's level.

Harley also knows the following Band abilities:

  • Feast of the Land: Harley (Gil Toss) + Edward (Bardsong)
  • Wild Whip: Rydia (Attack, Whip) + Harley (Attack, Whip) + Izayoi (Attack, Whip)
  • Call Me Queen: Rydia (Attack, Whip) + Leonora (Attack, Whip) + Harley (Attack, Whip) + Izayoi (Attack, Whip)

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Main article: Scholar (Final Fantasy XI)

Scholar is a job class which is introduced in the Wings of the Goddess game expansion. The Scholar class can cast both white and black magic, similar to the Red Mage job. Scholars have the exclusive ability to change weather conditions around the player, giving them and their allies various advantages for fights. The Grimoire can also be used by those of the Scholar class when they enter battle, and it grants them access to some additional spells.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Main article: Arcanist (Final Fantasy XIV)

Scholar is a Soul Crystal job in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is a job similar to the Summoner however instead of focusing on damage and debuffing abilities, the Scholar travels alongside a Fairy familiar which assists him or her in casting defensive and enhancement based spells. The Scholar still has access to the Arcanist's offensive magic attacks, which does give them fairly significant damage capability (compared to both White Mages and healing roles in the series as a whole), but their primary focus is to keep the party safe with various protective and restoring buffs.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Main article: Scholar (Tactics A2)

The Scholar class is a Job exclusive to nu mou. They retain their trademark ability to scan opponents status and loot. The Scholar's offensive attacks are spells that target both the enemy and player's own parties.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

Main article: Scholar (The 4 Heroes of Light)

Scholar concentrates on weakening the enemy's attack and defense powers. They specialize in wielding books in battle.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

The Scholar appears as a character card.

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

Main article: Scholar (Chocobo's Dungeon)

The Scholar class is available for Chocobo to use in Final Fantasy Fables. The first few levels of the class give Chocobo abilities that give him information: using Libra to scan an enemy, filling out the map, or identifying any items in Chocobo's inventory. He also gets White Wind, which heals his health and Food meters, and spells that improve the effects of potions or spellbooks. The final ability, Truth, duplicates a random spell for the cost of 1 MP. This spell ranges from weak spells like Libra, all the way to Holy or Meteor.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Main article: Scholar (Airborne Brigade)
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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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