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Shadow is an Assassin from Final Fantasy VI.

Assassin (アサシン, Asashin?) is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series that focuses on taking out the target as quickly and efficiently as possible, sacrificing Defense for movement, strength, and powerful debilitating abilities. In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance they can also strike from afar with bows.

Notable assassins are Shadow from Final Fantasy VI, and Celia and Lettie from Final Fantasy Tactics.


Final Fantasy VI[]

Shadow's job was removed from the North American Super Nintendo version. Within the Final Fantasy III Nintendo Player's Guide, his job is given as Ninja. The English Game Boy Advance version retained the job titles and Shadow is an Assassin. Shadow's dog, Interceptor, can attack for him in battle, and he can throw weapons, shuriken and scrolls.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

Assassin is an enemy-exclusive job that specializes in permanently disabling opponents. It also possesses the Dual Wield skill.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

Assassin is a job available to viera. Assassins are the deadliest force, with dangerous instant death abilities and incomparable stat growth in all areas except HP. This possibly makes the Assassin job the absolute best class to level up viera, though their poor HP growth may be a handicap, making Assassins the enemies' first target.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

Assassin is a job to viera. They can attack from afar or inflict various statuses or instant death up close and focus on crippling or simply defeating foes.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Assassin is a job available after obtaining a level 15 Ninja and a level 10 Gambler. Its preferred weapons are katanas and bows. The job specializes in both strength and agility abilities.

Mobius Final Fantasy[]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

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

Non-Final Fantasy appearances[]

Bahamut Lagoon[]

Sajin and Zeroshin job is Assassin, and have Ninjutsu as their command and they are the only ones to be able to equip katanas.

Knights of the Crystals[]

The Assassin appears on a gold card.



The Assassins were 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.