Arithmetician, also known as Calculator, is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. A high-level magick class, the Arithmetician uses Arithmeticks ("Math Skill" in the PlayStation version) which can cast most magick for free and without a Charge Time, assuming they already know the spell and can do the right calculations for it. Calculations are done by choosing a condition, like level, then choosing a number, like 5. With those conditions, Arithmeticians will cast a selected spell targeting all units (allies and foes) whose level is a multiple of 5.
To counter their powerful abilities, Arithmeticians suffer from having fairly low Magick attack power among the mage jobs and the lowest Speed rating. Other units may take many turns before the Arithmetician's even comes up. One way to counter this is to send the unit on errands. Another viable tactic to raise JP for them is to have their secondary action ability set to Dance for females and Bardsong for males; this will increase the turns they gain JP since they'll perform their Bardsong or Dance action more often than their turn will come up. It costs 4,200 JP to master this job.
To make the Arithmetician's skillset more useful, it is a good idea to switch to a class with better base Magick Power (and, naturally, far higher Speed) after obtaining enough JP for the abilities the player wants. The Black Mage class has the highest base MA, meaning that using the Arithmeticks skillset with one is a force to be reckoned with.
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Stats[edit | edit source]
A learned warrior who uses Arithmeticks to analyze natural phenomena and pinpoint magickal attacks.
Description
Prerequisite | Weapons | Helmet | Armor | Equip Shields? |
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Lv. 5 White Mage, Lv. 5 Black Mage, Lv. 4 Mystic, Lv. 4 Time Mage Lv. 4 Priest, Lv. 4 Wizard, Lv. 3 Oracle, Lv. 3 Time Mage PS version |
Poles, Books | Hats | Clothes, Robes | No |
Move Rate | Jump Rate | Speed | Physical Evasion Rate | Base Attack | Base Magic | Base HP | Base MP |
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3 | 3 | 3 | 5 | Low | Low | Low | Average |
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Arithmeticks[edit | edit source]
Arithmetician job command. Employs arithmetick algorithms to pinpoint targets for magickal attacks.
Description
The damage/healing formula for Arithmeticks is as follows:
The success rate of inflicting statuses is as follows:
Name | Range | Effect | Speed | JP Needed |
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CT | — | — | — | 250 |
Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's CT. | ||||
Level | — | — | — | 350 |
Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's level. | ||||
EXP | — | — | — | 200 |
Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's EXP. | ||||
Height | — | — | — | 250 |
Base arithmetick algorithm on the height of the target's current tile. | ||||
Prime | — | — | — | 300 |
An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a prime number. A prime number is a number only divisible by 1 and itself. A list of the prime numbers under 100 follows. 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97. | ||||
Multiple of 5 (5) |
— | — | — | 200 |
An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 5. | ||||
Multiple of 4 (4) |
— | — | — | 400 |
An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 4. | ||||
Multiple of 3 (3) |
— | — | — | 600 |
An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 3. |
Reaction abilities[edit | edit source]
Name | Description | Trigger | JP Needed |
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Cup of Life (Distribute) |
When HP is restored, distribute any excess among one's allies. | HP Restored | 200 |
Soulbind (Damage Split) |
Split any damage taken with the opponent who inflicted it. | HP Loss | 300 |
Support abilities[edit | edit source]
Name | Description | JP Needed |
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EXP Boost (Gained Exp UP) |
Earn more EXP for the same actions. | 350 |
Movement abilities[edit | edit source]
Name | Description | JP Needed |
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Accrue EXP (Move-Get Exp) |
Obtain EXP upon moving. | 400 |
Accrue JP (Move-Get JP) |
Obtain JP upon moving. | 400 |
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]
Arithmetician appears as a job.
Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]
Arithmetician appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-elemental Backup and Forward cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Knights of the Crystals[edit | edit source]
Arithmetician appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors. Generic Arithmetician also appears on a gold card.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Arithmetic or arithmetics (from Greek arithmos) is the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics used for tasks ranging from simple day-to-day counting to advanced science and business calculations. It involves the study of quantity, especially as the result of operations that combine numbers.