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The finely honed skills of the assassin enable her to strike with deadly force.


Assassin is a job for viera in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.


Assassins can attack from afar or inflict various statuses or Instant Death up close. The job is based on crippling or simply defeating foes.

A Green Mage's Tranq Magick can make an Assassin's Last Breath ability very accurate against close range classes (less so against mages). Assassin can equip katanas and greatbows, enabling them to attack at either close or far range. A particularly powerful set combines a greatbow, Ultima Masher, and the Blood Price support ability to fling Ultima every turn while staying out of harm's way. Also noteworthy are her movement stats (including Speed), which are perfect to begin with.

A notable Assassin and the teacher of the arts is Veis, who is now a member of House Bowen.



The abilities of the Assassin mark their target for death.

Skill Equipment Range AP MP
Shadowbind Elfin Bow 1 350 12
STOPS the target.
Last Breath Adazakura 1 450 18
Strike the target's vitals. Suffocates and KOs target.
Aphonia Murasame 1 200 12
Aim for the target's throat. SILENCES the target.
Nightmare Kiku-ichimonji 1 300 8
Place the target in a magick-induced SLEEP. Occasionally DOOMS the target as well.
Ague Huntsman's Bow 1 250 12
Cause a terrible fear to grip the target. SLOWS the targets actions.
Rockseal Kotetsu 1 450 22
Recite an ancient chant, sealing the target in STONE.
Oblivion Masamune 1 400 12
ADDLE the target with a cloud of poison-laced dust.
Ultima Masher Zanmato Weapon range 990 32
Derived from the most powerful of magicks, the is the ultimate assassination ability.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Return Fire Power Sash Avoid bow-based enemy attacks and fire an arrow back at the attacker. 150

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Assassin appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Lightning-elemental Forward cards.



The word assassin is often believed to derive from the word hashshashin (Arabic: حشّاشين, ħashshāshīyīn), and shares its etymological roots with hashish (/hæˈʃiːʃ/ or /ˈhæʃiːʃ/; from Arabic: حشيش ḥashīsh).

The meaning of the word Assassins is a secret order of Nizari Ismailis, particularly those of Persia and Syria, that formed in the late 11th century. Mentions of Assassins were preserved within European sources where they are depicted as trained killers, responsible for the systematic elimination of opposing figures.