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Uses healing, aiding and offensive magic.


The Bishop is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to bangaa. Bishops are the only magic casters of the bangaa jobs, and as such, do not rely on them too much. Their action ability contains of a mix of offensive, defensive, and status ailment magic. They wield staves to learn their abilities and gain better Magic power than Attack power.


Bishops are the bangaa Magic-oriented job, and have the highest MP, Magic Power and Resistance of all the bangaa jobs. Their stats are still mediocre compared to the mages of other races.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
6.1 D+ 4.6 B 7.2 C- 6.8 D+ 8.8 B+ 7.6 C 0.9 D



Bishop command. Sway the battle with prayers.

Skill Equipment AP MP Range Power
Cura Cure Staff 200 10 4 60
Heals a lot of HP. Deals damage to zombies.
Element: Holy
Dispel Bless Staff 200 12 3
Weakens foe, neutralizing status enhancements.
Holy Nirvana Staff 300 32 3 50
Emits a holy light to deal damage.
Barrier Garnet Staff 300 1 3
Raises weapon defense and magic resistance.
Judge Cheer Staff 300 6 3
Calls forth judge sword to steal judgement points.
Water Spring Staff 200 12 3 34
Envelops target in a damaging sphere of water.
Aero Judge Staff 200 12 3 34
Creates damaging whorl of wind.
Break Snake Staff 200 20 3
Halts metabolization, petrifying target.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Return Magic Black Robe Counters magic attack with the same spell. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Half MP Light Robe Cuts the amount of MP used for abilities by half. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Pray Combo Mythril Staff Ranged combo ability for bishops. 100


Bishop is the only major bangaa magic user with the highest MP, magic power, and magic resistance for a bangaa class. Their HP, attack, and defense are all low for a bangaa, but they have a decent mix of offensive, support, and status magic. Half MP can make the expensive spells more manageable to use. Bishops can provide healing with Cura, and they have several offensive abilities, like Water and Holy. However, being something bangaa usually aren't, Bishops have downsides.

Most of their more powerful abilities, like Holy and Break, are not easily accessed until quite late into the game. Some of their support magic, such as Dispel and Judge, are situational. Bishops lack a reviving ability and other healing besides Cura. Bishop is also not a class that bangaa can just pick up. Being their only mage job, Bishops are not a good fit for bangaa who have already started down a physical path. Basically, the only bangaa who can be decent Bishops, are the ones who are recruited as Bishops, since all the other bangaa jobs have stats unfit for magic use. The only other remotely magical job is the Templar, whose abilities and stats fit quite well for Bishops and vice versa. Overall, the Bishop is a job that breaks bangaa stereotypes, but should not be the first choice of mage. The lack of other magical jobs means it is difficult stat-wise and ability-wise to find bangaa to become Bishops, and their stats are decidedly inferior to the mages of other races.

Enemy Bishops are more unorthodox than a typical spellcaster. Break can petrify units from a distance, while Dispel destroys the buffs the player sets on their troops. Despite having mediocre magic, Holy can still deal high damage just because of its high base power. Bishops have healing, but they are unable to help their downed allies down due to lacking reviving techniques. Silence affects them worse than nearly any other bangaa. Being physically frail, offensive units like Fighters and Assassins are threats to Bishops.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Bishop Bangaa TCG.png

Bishop appears with an Earth-elemental card.


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