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Black belts are experts in unarmed combat. They can boost their attack power to deal massive damage, but be careful not to boost too much!

Description

The bearer of this certificate possesses fists of unstoppable force and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Black Belt.

Mastery certificate description

The Black Belt, also known as the Martial Artist or the Karateka, is a job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal in the Famicom and Pixel Remaster versions, while it is gained from the Earth Crystal in the 3D versions. Black Belts are masters of combat, able to use only their fists for massive damage. They are capable of linking their mind and body to store energy for an upcoming strike. Black Belt is considered to be a powered up version of the Monk job and one of the most powerful jobs, dealing over 9999 damage even in the back row.

Each additional job level increases the bare handed attack of a Black Belt by 2, while each additional character level also increases it by 2. As such, it is possible for a Black Belt to deal massive damage of 30,000-40,000 per hit, after defense. When using boost two times, it is possible to reach the max damage cap of 99,999.

Abilities[]

Famicom version[]

Storing up energy, the Black Belt will be able to do more damage, with the damage increasing even more if they are bare-handed. Using the command twice boosts the attack even more, but using it three times will hurt the Black Belt and release all the built-up energy.

3D versions[]

Boost will increase the Black Belt's power. The first use will double the next attack, a second use causes the damage to triple. However, if Boost is used three times in succession, it overloads, cancelling the charge and cutting the Black Belt's current HP in half.

Under the right circumstances, it is possible for a Black Belt to defeat Cloud of Darkness in a single hit.

Stats[]

Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd
Famicom version 3D versions Pixel Remaster version
1 23 10 20 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 1 5 5 5 5 5
2 2 25 10 10 5 5
10 30 18 27 1 1 10 11 10 11 9 9 10 32 16 16 9 9
20 37 27 35 1 1 20 20 17 20 12 12 20 39 24 24 12 12
30 45 36 43 1 1 30 30 24 30 15 15 30 47 31 32 15 15
40 53 45 51 1 1 40 40 31 40 19 19 40 54 39 48 19 19
50 60 54 59 1 1 50 50 38 50 22 22 50 62 46 57 22 22
60 68 63 67 1 1 60 60 44 60 25 25 60 69 54 65 25 25
70 76 72 75 1 1 70 70 51 70 29 29 70 77 62 74 29 29
80 83 81 83 1 1 80 80 58 80 32 32 80 84 69 82 32 32
90 91 90 91 1 1 90 90 65 90 35 35 90 92 78 92 35 35
99 98 98 98 1 1 99 99 71 99 38 38 99 99 85 99 38 38

Equipment[]

Weapons[]

Weapons
Knuckles

Armor[]

Armor
Head Body Arms

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Black Belt appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Earth-elemental Backup and Forward cards.

Triple Triad[]

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Black Belt from the 3D remake appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

In martial arts, the black belt is a way to describe a graduate of a field where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt. The black belt is commonly the highest belt color used and denotes a degree of competence. It is often associated with a teaching grade though frequently not the highest grade or the "expert" of public perception.

In Japanese and the Famicom fan-translation, the job is known as the Karateka, which is a practitioner of karate. Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of Chinese Kung Fu, particularly Fujian White Crane.

The job is also known as the Martial Artist on the job cards in the Japanese version and the Gallery content in the English version of the mobile and Steam releases.

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