Summoners call powerful Espers from the world of illusion to fight at their side.
The Summoners call on Espers to aid them in battle, either by damaging foes or healing and casting spell effects on the party. To compensate for this unique casting ability, their Move stat is low and their summons cannot be cast far and their summons cannot tell enemies from allies (unlike in Final Fantasy Tactics). They have the lowest HP growth. With Sprint Shoes or Ninja Tabi and Halve MP equipped, she can be a deadly force. The change in KO mechanics makes the Summoner's Phoenix summon even more potent, as she no longer has to target her allies' bodies, and thus can revive her entire party with one spell.
A great combination is putting Red Magick on a Summoner and Doublecasting summons. By setting up equipment to absorb elements, a Summoner can use Blood Price and target spells so she hits herself, negating the cost (it is best to absorb holy as maduin is a slightly more powerful spell). Another deadly combo is having the Red Mage Summoner cast Kirin on herself to bestow Regen, allowing her to recover HP every turn.
The only notable Summoner is Alys, one of the four bosses of Duelhorn.
To use the Summoner, a character must master two Elementalist A-Abilities.
|Staves||Hats||Robes, Light Armor||No|
SUMMONERS use these abilities to call powerful Espers from the world of illusion.
|Summon the spirit beast Unicorn from the world of illusion. Restores HP and purges debuffs from units in a large area.|
|Ifrit||Staff of Protection||4||300||16|
|Summon the gigas Ifrit from the world of illusion. Deals fire damage to units in a large area.|
|Summon the gigas Ramuh from the world of illusion. Deals lightning damage to units in a large area.|
|Summon the gigas Shiva from the world of illusion. Deals ice damage to units in a large area.|
|Summon the spirit beast Kirin from the world of illusion. Grants REGEN to units in a large area.|
|Bestows Reflect to all units in a large area.|
|Summon the spirit beast Phoenix from the world of illusion. Revives and restores HP to units in a large area.|
|Summon the spirit beast Maduin from the world of illusion. Deals holy damage to units in a large area.|
|Halve MP||Luminous Robe||Reduce the MP cost of abilities by 50%.||400|
- All Summoner's summons can also be summoned by Animists using the Friend ability.
- The summons magickal effects are similar with the Illusionists' Illusions and Scholars' Lore.
Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition. Comparable practices exist in many religions and magical traditions and may employ the use of mind-altering substances with and without uttered word formulas.