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The LANISTA turn to these skills bought with blood and blade.


Astutia is the skillset of Lanista class in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. Lanista specializes in various skills, such as support, absorption, and dealing heavy damage at their own expense.

List of abilities[]

Skill Equipment Range AP MP
Souleater Xankbras Weapon Range 150
Sacrifice the user's HP to deal dark damage to the target.
Unless the target is weak to the Dark element, Darkside (Final Fantasy IX) usually deals the same amount of damage as a normal attack.
Sword of Darkness Ancient Sword Weapon Range 350 12
Steal the target's life force. Restores HP to the unit.
Deals Dark-elemental damage to one target while healing the user equal to the damage dealt.
Sword of Light Ogrenix Weapon Range 300 8
Steal the target's magickal energy. Restores MP to the unit.
Haunting Vision Dagriohm 4 300 8
Show the target a vision from their darkest dreams. Deals damage and BLINDS the target.
Block! Diamond Sword 4 250 8
Conjure a magickal shield around units in a small area. Raises DEFENSE.
Strike! Luabreaker 4 250 8
Temporarily grants extensive anatomical knowledge that can be used to carefully target attacks. Raises the CRITICAL HIT rate of units in a small area.
Charge! Hardedge 1 350 8
Magickally strengthen the unit for a single rush attack. Deals damage and knocks the target back. May also destroy the target's armor.
Razzle-Dazzle Vigilante All sides 450 24
Absorb the life force of surrounding units. Restores HP.


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Astutia, means "the quality of being astute".