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Technicks are skills that let you do things no Magicks can. Stealing treasures from your foes, staunching wounds... You should give 'em a try.
—Rabanastran
FFXII Technick Menu Icon

Technicks (, Waza?, lit. Skills) are command abilities in Final Fantasy XII. A Technicks skill must be bought from a shop/found in a treasure before becoming available to the party, but for a character to be able to use the Technicks skill, they must first buy the appropriate license using License Points. Unlike magicks skills, Technicks skills require no MP.

The licenses in the Zodiac versions are limited to certain job classes, for example, 1000 Needles can be used by Bushi, Shikari and Archer. Sometimes the placement of the Technicks licenses for each of the twelve job classes' License Board requires players to obtain Espers or Quickening licenses first—since these licenses will disappear from other boards once selected, players have to choose the licenses wisely, or risk not being able to use a Technicks skill. In the Zodiac versions Technicks are found almost entirely in treasure chests, with only the most basic being found in shops. As such, most shops offer the same set of Technicks and even those in towns not visited until towards the end of the game will not offer anything new.

Using Technicks for over 100 times unlocks Vayne's sprite to the Sky Pirate's Den and awards the "Premier Prestidigitator" trophy in The Zodiac Age. Acquiring every Technicks skill adds Vossler's sprite and the trophy "Jack-of-all-Trades".

MechanicsEdit

While some offensive Technicks skills always hit, most techs have a base hit chance, which is:

$ Success Chance = Base Chance + (User's Lv - Target's Lv) (%) $[1]

If user's Lv is greater than target's Lv, the chance becomes:

$ Success Chance = 3 x (User's Lv - Target's Lv) (%) $[1] $ + Base Chance $

All damage dealt via Technicks skills is physical in nature, except for Shades of Black, which is magickal. Technicks are unaffected by Reverse. In the Zodiac versions, Technicks were made to target only enemies (apart from the healing/reviving ones and the one's used on the self), and thus the player can no longer reflect spells off allies with Shades of Black or Stamp allies for buffs.

Ability listEdit

FFXII Technick Icon
Name Target Flying CT Type Faith Modifier Accuracy MP Recovery Null Sleep Required License
Initial Switch*(With L1 or R1) Range Area Base Safety (Nulled by Safety augment)
Steal
Original stats
Enemy No 3 Yes Partial 20 Physical None Always No No No Steal (20 LP)
Steal from one foe.

Effect: Steal item(s) from an enemy. Improved by Thief's Cuffs.
Cost:
Location: Vaan initially
Users: Machinist, Archer, Black Mage (Requires Zalera), Red Battlemage (Requires Hashmal), Vaan, Balthier, Fran

Libra
Original stats
Self No Single No 10 Magick None Always No No No Libra (25 LP)
Reveal more detailed target information.

Effect: Makes user able to view detailed information of a targeted enemy, as well as hidden traps.
Cost: 400 gil
Location: Rabanastre, Giza Plains, Nalbina, Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand (After Ondore's Estate), Dyce, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 7 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Machinist, Monk, Archer, Shikari, White Mage (Requires Cúchulainn), Bushi (Requires Belias), Basch

Poach
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 30 Physical None 80% Yes No No Poach (30 LP)
Capture HP Critical foes to obtain loot.

Effect: Captures a HP Critical foe to obtain loot, forfeiting EXP, LP, CP, Gil, and drops.
Cost: 5,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After Ondore's Estate), Nalbina (After Ondore's Estate), Bhujerba (After Ondore's Estate), Dalmasca Westersand (After Ondore's Estate), Dyce, Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 16 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Machinist, Time Battlemage, Archer, Black Mage (Requires Zalera (aside from Vaan, Balthier, Fran))

First Aid
Original stats
Ally No 3 Single No 15 Physical None Always No No No First Aid (20 LP)
Restore HP to one HP Critical ally.

Effect: Heals an ally with critical health. Always misses if ally's HP is not critical.
Cost: 600 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After obtaining Shadestone), Giza Plains (After obtaining Shadestone), Nalbina (After obtaining Shadestone), Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand (After Ondore's Estate), Dyce, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode (Stage 1 treasure with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Knight, Monk, Archer, Shikari

Telekinesis
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 30 Physical None 80% No Inquisitor Yes Telekinesis (80 LP)
Deal ranged damage with melee weapons.

Effect: Deals ranged attacks with melee weapons. Always misses if used with a ranged weapon.
Cost:
Location: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Users: Shikari, Knight (Requires Ultima), Black Mage (Requires Ultima)

Numerology
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 20 Physical None No Inquisitor No Numerology (40 LP)
Deal damage that increases with successive hits.

Effect: Damage doubles and accuracy decreases with each successive hit. Both reset upon missing.
Cost:
Location: Lhusu Mines (Transitway 1)
Users: Machinist, Monk, Time Battlemage, White Mage (Requires Famfrit)

Souleater
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor No Souleater (35 LP)
Consume HP to deal damage to one foe.

Effect: Consume 20% of your maximum HP to damage one enemy. Restores HP to undead targets.
Cost: 6,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After visiting Mt Bur-Omisace), Nalbina (After visiting Mt Bur-Omisace), Bhujerba (After visiting Mt Bur-Omisace), Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 42 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Red Battlemage, Knight, White Mage (Requires Adrammelech), Monk (Requires Exodus), Bushi (Requires Adrammelech)

Sight Unseeing
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 25 Physical None 20% Yes No Yes Sight Unseeing (40 LP)
Unleash an attack only available when blind.

Effect: Causes the enemy's HP to drop to a random number between 0 and 8; only usable while Blinded.
Cost:
Location: Zertinan Caverns (Canopy of Clay)
Users: Knight, Foebreaker, Bushi, Monk (Requires Zeromus)

Charm
Original stats
Enemy No 3 Single Yes 60 Physical None 90% Yes No No Charm (30 LP)
Cause one foe to confuse friend with foe.

Effect: Inflicts Confuse on one enemy.
Cost:
Location: Salikawood (Quietened Trace)
Users: Uhlan, Machinist, Archer, Black Mage

Achilles
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None 50% Yes No No Achilles (40 LP)
Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element.

Effect: Adds one additional elemental weakness to one enemy.
Cost:
Location: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 4 Cloaca Spur (Drained))
Users: White Mage, Uhlan, Machinist, Monk, Archer

Charge
Original stats
Self No Single No 40 Physical None No No No Charge (30 LP)
Restore user's MP. If the technick fails, MP is reduced to 0.

Effect: Restores amount of user's MP. If the skill fails, MP is reduced to 0. The amount restored ranges from the value of the user's level to 1.5 times that minus 1. The probability of missing is the percentage of the user's remaining MP plus 1%.
Cost: 1,500 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After Ba'Gamnan in Lhusu Mines), Nalbina (After Ba'Gamnan in Lhusu Mines), Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand (After Ondore's Estate), Dyce, Jahara, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 12 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: White Mage, Red Battlemage, Time Battlemage, Black Mage

Infuse
Original stats
Ally No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None Always Yes No No Infuse (30 LP)
Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount.

Effect: Fully consumes users MP to set ally's HP to 10 times the amount of sacrificed MP.
Cost:
Location: Dreadnought Leviathan (Sub-control Room) or Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - East Tanks)
Users: Uhlan, Knight, Foebreaker, Bushi, Archer (Requires Ultima or Zodiark)

Gil Toss
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor Yes Gil Toss (30 LP)
Throw gil, damaging all foes in range.

Effect: Throw Gil equivalent to the total remaining HP all members to deal a maximum of 10,000 damage split between all enemies in range. Always misses if the player does not possess enough gil and no gil is expended.
Cost:
Location: Draklor Laboratory (70th Floor - Room 7002 East) or Pharos - Second Ascent (Station of Ascension)
Users: Machinist, Archer, Bushi, Shikari (Requires Mateus)

1000 Needles
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 25 Physical None 100% No Inquisitor Yes 1000 Needles (35 LP)
Deal 1,000 damage to one foe.

Effect: Deal 1,000 damage to one enemy, ignoring Safety.
Cost:
Location: Sochen Cave Palace (Falls of Time)
Users: Bushi, Shikari, Archer (Requires Ultima or Zodiark)

Revive
Original stats
Ally No 3 Single No 25 Physical None Always No No No Revive (40 LP)
Fully consume user's HP, reviving and fully restoring HP of one KO'd ally.

Effect: Sacrifice self to restore an KO'd ally to life and full HP.
Cost:
Location: Paramina Rift (Spine of the Icewyrm)
Users: Uhlan, Monk, Archer, Shikari, Knight (Requires Quickening (125 LP), Chaos or Zodiark)

Stamp
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None 80% No No No Stamp (40 LP)
Inflict one foe with any status effects on the user.

Effect: Copies an active harmful status effect aside from HP Critical from the user to one foe.
Cost:
Location: Mosphoran Highwaste (Rays of Ashen Light)
Users: White Mage, Machinist, Time Battlemage, Bushi (Requires Cúchulainn or Ultima), Shikari (Requires Exodus)

Shades of Black
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 35 Magick Potency No Warmage No Shades of Black (70 LP)
Cast a random black magick on one foe.

Effect: Casts a random Black Magick spell on one enemy, including ones the user has not yet learned. Each possible spell has equal probability of being cast.
Cost:
Location: Tomb of Raithwall (Cloister of Flame)
Users: Uhlan, Monk, Archer, Bushi, Foebreaker (Requires Cúchulainn), Shikari (Requires Adrammelech)

Traveler
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor No Traveler (50 LP)
Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range.

Effect: Deals damage to all enemies in range based on total steps taken.
Cost: 4,800 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After defeating Belias), Nalbina (After defeating Belias), Bhujerba (After defeating Belias), Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 31 treasure with Diamond Armlet
Users: Machinist, Archer, Shikari, Monk (Requires Zalera), Foebreaker (Requires Zalera)

Horology
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None 90% No Warmage No Horology (50 LP)
Deal damage based on a factor of time to all foes in range.

Effect: Damages all enemies in range based on game time.
Cost: 2,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre (After the Leviathan), Nalbina (After the Leviathan), Bhujerba (After the Leviathan), Dalmasca Westersand (After Ondore's Estate), Dyce, Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste (After defeating Judge Bergan), Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim (After visiting the Draklor Laboratory), Trial Mode Stage 22 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Machinist, Time Battlemage, Foebreaker (Requires Belias)

Bonecrusher
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical None 60% Yes No Yes Bonecrusher (30 LP)
Consume HP to reduce the HP of one foe to 0

Effect: Consumes between 0 and all but 1 of the user's HP to reduce the HP of one enemy to 0. The user's HP is reduced to 0 if the attack misses, aside from when the attack has been nullified.
Cost:
Location: Henne Mines (Phase 1 Dig)
Users: Monk, Bushi, Uhlan (Requires Hashmal), Shikari (Requires Hashmal)

Wither
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical No 45% No No Yes Wither (50 LP)
Lower one foe's strength.

Effect: Reduces an enemy's strength by 30% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Pharos - Subterra (Abyssal - North)
Users: Monk, Foebreaker, Uhlan (Requires Cúchulainn)

Addle
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical No 45% No No Yes Addle (50 LP)
Lower one foe's magick power.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick power by 30% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Henne Mines (Special Charter Shaft)
Users: Foebreaker, Archer, Time Battlemage (Requires Zeromus)

Expose
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 40 Physical No 70% No No Yes Expose (50 LP)
Lower one foe's defense.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's defense by 10% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Lhusu Mines (Site 9)
Users: Monk, Foebreaker, Uhlan (Requires Ultima)

Shear
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 40 Physical No 70% No No Yes Shear (35 LP)
Lower one foe's magick resist.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick resistance by 10% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Span)
Users: Foebreaker, Archer, Time Battlemage (Requires Zeromus)

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