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TA2

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Artwork for Tinker.

One of the many brands of the machinist, the tinker wages battle with his clockwork creations.
—Description

Tinker (カラクリ士, Karakurishi?, lit. Karakuri Master) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, accessible to moogles. The job uses gadgets that have a 50% chance of either hitting every enemy or every ally, making them an unreliable class. They are similar in function to Calculator from Final Fantasy Tactics, in that they cast normally single-target spells on multiple units, albeit with restrictions.

Although they are risky, the Tinker's stat growth is superb, having high HP, Attack, and Defense, average Speed and Magick, but with perfect Resistance, only severely lacking in MP. Tinkers are best used only when the situation calls for one, or at the start of a battle, when the game can be reset if the desired effect does not occur.

There are ways to make Tinkers more useful. One solution is to equip the entire party with items, which make them immune to a certain status effects, then use an ability which causes it freely so even if the ailment is cast on allies, none will be affected. If an enemy party is aided by a beneficial spell, as opposed to the player's team, Blue Screw is useful in removing the status from the enemies. One can use the Blue Mage's ability Roar to remove buffs given to the enemy, and can use the Summoner's ability Unicorn to remove debuffs.

Tinkers are considered to be the game's worst job especially due to the mission "Time to act", where the Tinker will almost always Haste the enemy with Red Spring, usually allowing the enemy an immediate kill on a moogle unit, failing the mission. However, in a mission like "Clean the Ship Deck" that has no Mimic or the Luck Trial, Red Spring and etc. will always be positive toward the player's party.

The head of the research team at Goug is a Tinker.

RequirementsEdit

  • To Use: Master 2 Thief A-Abilities

StatsEdit

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Knuckles Hats Light Armor No


Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
3 2 0 15 C G C C D A 45%

AbilitiesEdit

ClockworkEdit

The TINKER crafts elaborate devices that wreak havoc on the battlefield.

Before the attack is issued, a box is opened, and the moogle face inside the box determines whether the allies or enemies are affected. An angelic moogle means that the ability will benefit the Tinker's team (i.e. positive statuses will affect its allies, while negative statuses will affect its enemies) while a purple, "evil" moogle means that the ability will benefit the Tinker's enemies.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master MP Use
Red Spring Rising Sun Casts Haste on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Blue Screw White Fangs Casts Dispel on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Green Gear Poison Knuckles Inflicts Poison on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Silver Disc Metal Knuckles Inflicts Blind on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Gold Battery Cat Claws Heals HP of either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Black Ingot Death Claws Inflicts Doom on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Chroma Gem Dream Claws Inflicts Sleep on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8
Gold Moogletron Survivor Casts Protect and Shell on either allies or foes. All allies or foes 250 8

ReactionEdit

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Regenerate Gaia Gear Bestows Regen when attacked. 200
MP Shield Mirage Vest Converts HP damage to MP damage. Will not work if there is no MP to spare. Overflow is taken from HP. 450

SupportEdit

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Ribbon-Bearer Orb of Minwu Allows equipping of Ribbons regardless of gender. 300

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Tinkers are either spars with Green Mages or the total opposite of them. Both cast buffs and debuffs, yet the Green Mages' magicks are area effect, and the Tinkers' are determinable in their benefit to all allies or enemies since their abilities all have affiliation-based effect.

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