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Summoner (Tactics Advance)

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Calls forth wondrous creatures from the ether.
—In-game description

Summoner (召喚士, Shōkanshi?) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the viera race. Summoners wield staves and are the paragon of MP with outstanding Magic growth compared to even most nu mou jobs.

A crowd-control favorite, the Summoner has a versatile action ability that allows them to aid comrades and foil adversaries, rendering them a valuable asset despite the greater-than-usual MP costs of the summons call for. The Summoner's damage area (Area of Effect) is unique in that it consists of two tiles outward and one tile diagonally from the selected point on the battlefield, for a total of thirteen affected tiles.

The only notable summoner in-game is Leanan, a famous inn songstress from Muscadet.

See also: Summoner (Job)



Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
3 2 30
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Staves Hats, Ornaments Clothing, Robes No

Growth ChartEdit


The Summoner is the best Magic-oriented job available for the viera race, having the highest MP, Magic Power and Resistance out of all viera job classes. Like most magic jobs this power comes at the cost of HP, Attack, Defense and Speed, all of which are low.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
5.6 D 6.2 A 6.5 D 6.4 D- 10.1 S 8.4 B 0.9 D-


Summon MagicEdit

Summoner command. Summon creatures from the ether.

Ability Equipment Effect AP MP Power Range
Unicorn Pure Staff Summons Unicorn to heal HP and status ailments. Deals damage to zombies.
Element: Holy
200 12 40 4
Ifrit Guard Staff Summons Ifrit to deal fire damage. 200 18 40 4
Ramuh Judge Staff Summons Ramuh to deal lightning damage. 200 18 40 4
Shiva Snake Staff Summons Shiva to deal cold damage. 200 18 40 4
Kirin Cure Staff Summons Kirin to gradually heal HP. 200 24 4
Carbuncle Garnet Staff Summons fairy Carbuncle to cast "Reflect." 300 12 4
Phoenix Nirvana Staff Summon phoenix to revive KO's ally. Deals damage to zombies.
Element: Holy.
300 24 4
Madeen Cheer Staff Summons Madeen to deal holy damage. 300 36 52 4


  • None


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Half MP Light Robe Halves MP usage of all skills requiring it. 300


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Summon Combo Mythril Staff Allows the unit to start or join in a Combo during combat. 100


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