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The bishop is a powerful mage equally skilled in offense, restorative and supportive magicks.


Bishop is a bangaa job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, and is their only magick-focused job.


The player will have to wait one turn to be able to cause some real damage as a Bishop, as their damage spells cost more than 10 MP. They can learn Halve MP, which allows for them to cast everything but Holy and Break in one turn. Due to changes in the law system, the Bishop's Judge skill has been replaced with Pilfer, which steals loot rather than Judge Points.

The Bishop is unlocked with two White Monk skills. Their decent HP and highest Resistance for their race makes them more durable than other magick-focused jobs. The Bishop's skillset is versatile, able to do moderate elemental damage, hinder foes, and offer support to allies in the brink of battle. With the arrival of the Trickster, it is common to give Tricksters the Intercession secondary A-Ability since their superb Magick growth is somewhat counterbalanced by moves that do not take full advantage of the stat.

Enemy Bishops are the least intimidating to be judged by their appearance, but can be tough to fight if they have Magick Counter and always cast Dispel, Barrier, and Holy in battle.

A notable Bishop is Tromel, who supervises the Food Stuffs quest chain as part of his apprenticeship for the Poison tasters guild, The Iron Stomach. As with possibly all members of the guild, he is none too picky about what he eats and seems to enjoy unconventional cuisine.



BISHOPS chant these sacred prayers to sway battle in their favor.

Skill Equipment Range AP MP
Cura Healing Staff 4 200 14
Magickally restore a large amount of HP. Deals damage to undead.
Dispel Staff of Blessings 3 300 12
Magickally return targets to their natural state. Removes buffs from units in a small area.
Holy Nirvana 3 400 32
Call upon the light of heavenly judgment to strike the target. Deals holy damage.
Barrier Pomegranate Staff 3 200 8
Bestows Protect and Shell in an area.
Water Spring Staff 3 200 14
Drench units in a small area with a burst of water. Deals water damage.
Aero Judicer's Staff 3 200 14
Envelop units in a small area in a fierce whirlwind. Deals wind damage.
Break Serpent Staff 3 450 24
Turn the target to STONE with a cloud of petrifying gas.
Pilfer Cheer Staff 3 150 6
Lightly bump the target, stealing a piece of loot in the process.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Magick Counter Samite Coat Cast magicks targeting the user back at the caster. Magicks cast in this way require MP.. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Halve MP Luminous Robe Reduces the MP cost of abilities by 50%. 300



A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.