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TA2

BangaaTrickster

Bangaa Trickster.

FFTA2-TricksterSprite
Tricksters spin a web of deception, twisting the flow of battle to their advantage.
—Description

The Trickster (トリックスター, Torikkusutā?) is a job for the bangaa in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They use cards as weapons, allowing them to attack from a long range, and their skills primarily revolve around inflicting statuses. Unusual for bangaa, the Trickster job features an excellent Speed and Magick growth, but with the downfall of very low MP. A popular secondary A-Ability is the Gladiator's Sparring moveset, which grants elemental damage and the bangaa's Ultima attack.

Since Ultima's damage is based on the Magick stat, Tricksters can do higher damage than most of the bangaa's other classes, and with a better range and Half MP as support, the Trickster can deal massive damage at long range every two turns. This class has a disadvantage against units immune to debuffs (via Cachusha, Barette, Ribbon, or the Impervious passive ability). The Trickster is also the only Job that is able to wield cards.

One of the four bosses of Duelhorn, the Night Dancer, is an androgynous bangaa Trickster.

Pygmalion is a clan of Tricksters that not only bestows this unique job class after the player defeats them but also appears in auctions and a Bonga Bugle quest, time and again proving a nuisance.

RequirementsEdit

  • To Unlock: Complete Sleight of Hand
  • To Use: Master 2 Master Monk A-Abilities

StatsEdit

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Cards Hats Light Armor No


Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 3 10 10 60 E H E E B E 88%

AbilitiesEdit

Sleight of HandEdit

The TRICKSTER deceives his foes with these crafty abilities.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master MP To Use
Snigger Eight of Hearts Inflicts Berserk. 4 150 8
Suggestion Six of Diamonds Inflicts Frog. 4 450 32
Hypochondria Four of Spades Inflicts Poison. 4 150 12
Shadow of Doubt Jack of Diamonds Inflicts Immobilize. 4 250 12
Charisma Two of Clubs Inflicts Charm. 4 400 24
Traumatize King of Hearts Damage based on number of statuses on target. 4 300 8
Agitate Queen of Clubs Max HP - Current HP damage in an area. 4 400 8
Mug Ace of Spades Damage and steals loot from target. 1 250

ReactionEdit

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Absorb Damage Thief's Cap Gain HP equal to 10% of the damage taken. 250

SupportEdit

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Ribbon-bearer Orb of Minwu Allows using Ribbon regardless of current Job. 300

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Trickster TCG

Trickster appears with an Ice-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

In mythology and the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who exhibits intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behavior.

TriviaEdit

  • This Job class is reminiscent of Gambler Nobodies from the Kingdom Hearts series. Both Tricksters and Gamblers use cards as weapons, and the emblem on the Tricksters' trousers somewhat resembles part of the Nobody emblem. They have a similar white-and-purple color scheme.
  • The Trickster's abilities make use of the nocebo effect, the opposite to the placebo effect.
  • Pygmalion means a concept of psychology describing the behavior of individuals as people expect them to behave.
  • Among all the history from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance that states the bangaa are a race with high valor and endurance, but slightly low in swiftness or wisdom. The Trickster is the first bangaa Job ever that the Speed growth is rated A+.

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