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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age description

Shikari, also known as Hunter, is a License Board in the Zodiac versions of Final Fantasy XII, represented by the zodiac sign of Pisces.

Shikari can use the most weapons, having two main weapons: daggers and ninja swords. They can also use guns. Shikari equip light armor to be potentially the fastest class, and can equip many shields. They can learn two white magick spells.

Shikari cannot wield the most powerful shields, can only cast Protectga and Shellga, and have few augments for increasing attack power. It is the only job in which all of the 4 Quickening licenses on the board unlock a separate section of weapon licensesNinja Swords 1, Ninja Swords 2, Ninja Swords 3, Yagyu Darkblade and Mesa each, making it impossible to acquire all weapon licenses for the job.

Shikari has access to 137 licenses, which require 8,016 LP to unlock, as well as up to 10 additional licenses through summon licenses costing 690 LP, and 4 additional licenses costing 520 LP through Quickening licenses.

License BoardEdit

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Wp.2 Weapons 2
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License listEdit

EquipmentEdit

Name Description LP cost
Daggers (1) Allows character to equip Dagger. 15
Daggers (2) Allows character to equip Mage Masher and Assassin's Dagger. 20
Daggers (3) Allows character to equip Chopper and Main Gauche. 35
Daggers (4) Allows character to equip Gladius and Avenger. 45
Daggers (5) Allows character to equip Orichalcum Dirk and Platinum Dagger. 60
Daggers (6) Allows character to equip Zwill Crossblade. 80
Shikari Nagasa & Mina Allows character to equip Shikari Nagasa and Mina. 220
Guns (5) Allows character to equip Spica and Antares. 90
Guns (6) Allows character to equip Arcturus and Fomalhaut. 100
Ninja Swords (1) Allows character to equip Ashura, Sakura-saezuri, Kagenui, and Orochi. 100
Ninja Swords (2) Allows character to equip Iga Blade. 120
Ninja Swords (3) Allows character to equip Koga Blade. 120
Yagyu Darkblade & Mesa Allows character to equip Yagyu Darkblade and Mesa. 180
Light Armor (1) Allows character to equip Leather Cap and Leather Clothing. 10
Light Armor (2) Allows character to equip Headgear, Headguard, Chromed Leathers, and Leather Breastplate. 15
Light Armor (3) Allows character to equip Leather Headgear, Horned Hat, Bronze Chestplate, and Ringmail. 20
Light Armor (4) Allows character to equip Balaclava, Soldier's Cap, Windbreaker, and Heavy Coat. 25
Light Armor (5) Allows character to equip Green Beret, Red Cap, Survival Vest, and Brigandine. 30
Light Armor (6) Allows character to equip Headband, Pirate Hat, Jujitsu Gi, and Viking Coat. 40
Light Armor (7) Allows character to equip Goggle Mask, Adamant Hat, Metal Jerkin, and Adamant Vest. 50
Light Armor (8) Allows character to equip Officer's Hat, Chakra Band, Barrel Coat, and Power Vest. 60
Light Armor (9) Allows character to equip Thief's Cap, Gigas Hat, Hunter Gear, and Gigas Chestplate. 70
Light Armor (10) Allows character to equip the Chaperon and Minerva Bustier. 75
Light Armor (11) Allows character to equip Crown of Laurels, Rubber Suit. 80
Light Armor (12) Allows character to equip Renewing Morion and Mirage Vest. 90
Light Armor (13) Allows character to equip Dueling Mask and Brave Suit. 110
Shields (2) Allows character to equip Bronze Shield and Round Shield. 20
Shields (3) Allows character to equip Golden Shield, Ice Shield, and Flame Shield. 25
Shields (4) Allows character to equip Diamond Shield, Platinum Shield, and Dragon Shield. 30
Shields (5) Allows character to equip Crystal Shield and Kaiser Shield. 35
Shields (6) Allows character to equip Aegis Shield and Demon Shield. 40
Shields (7) Allows character to equip Venetian Shield. 65
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

MagickEdit

Name Description LP cost
White Magick 12 Allows character to cast Protectga and Shellga. 110

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
First Aid Restore HP to one HP Critical ally. 20
Gil Toss Throw gil, damaging all foes in range. 30
Libra Reveal more detailed target information. 25
Revive Full consume user's HP, reviving and full restoring HP of one KO'd ally. 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
Traveler Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range. 50
Telekinesis Deal ranged damage with melee weapons. 80

AugmentsEdit

Name Description Amount LP cost
+30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435 HP Increases max HP by 30/70/110/150/190/230/270/310/350/390/435. 11 20/30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/115/130
Battle Lore Increases physical attack damage. 6 30/30/30/30/50/50
Magick Lore Increases magick potency. 5 30/30/30/30/50
Shield Block Increases chance to block with a shield. 2 25/45
Focus Increases strength when HP is full. 2 30
Last Stand Increases defense when HP critical. 1 70
Adrenaline Increases strength when HP critical. 1 65
Spellbound Increases duration of status effects. 1 30
Brawler Increases attack power when fighting empty-handed. 1 90
Swiftness Reduces action time by 10%. 3 30/50/50
Phoenix Lore Phoenix Down restore more HP. 2 30/50
Martyr Gain MP after taking damage. 1 30
Inquisitor Gain MP after dealing damage. 1 30
Headsman Gain MP after defeating a foe. 1 30
Potion Lore Potions restore more HP. 3 20/35/70
Remedy Lore 1 Remedies remove Sleep, Sap, Immobilize, and Disable. 1 20
Remedy Lore 2 Remedies remove Petrify, Confuse, and Oil. 1 30
Remedy Lore 3 Remedies remove Stop, Doom, and Disease. 1 70

Espers and QuickeningsEdit

Name Licenses unlocked LP cost
Quickening Ninja Swords (1) 50
Quickening Ninja Swords (2) 75
Quickening Ninja Swords (3) 100
Quickening Yagyu Darkblade & Mesa 125
Belias None 20
Mateus Gil Toss 30
Zalera +435 HP 30
Adrammelech Shades of Black 35
Shemhazai Guns (5) and Guns (6) 50
Hashmal Bonecrusher 50
Cúchulainn White Magick 12 50
Zeromus None 65
Exodus Stamp 65
Famfrit None 100
Chaos None 100
Ultima Phoenix Lore (x2) 115
Zodiark None 200

EtymologyEdit

Shikari is an Hindi word meaning hunter. The shikaris are native hunters who also serve as guides.

A shikari is originally the leader of a kind of hunting group in Hokkaido called matagi. I saw a news feature about matagi on television; they didn't give a very good impression of the hunters, and it looked like that culture was on the verge of disappearing; I didn't want to see that. So I thought that if I could get a word related to the matagi into the game, people might look that up on the internet and learn something about what the matagi actually are. That's how I got that name.
—Hiroyuki Itō, the director of Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • Shikari is the only job that cannot unlock all licenses in a single playthrough.

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