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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Black Belt (''Final Fantasy III'')}}
[[File:FF3-BlackBelt.png|right|250px]]
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{{infobox job
[[File:FF3-NES-BlackBelt.PNG|left|Karateka sprite (NES).]]
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|name=Black Belt
{{Q|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!|In-game description}}
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The '''Black Belt''' {{J|空手家|Karateka}}, also known as '''Karateka''', is a Job class in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]''. It is gained from the [[Water Crystal (Term)|Water Crystal]] in the Famicom version of the game, while it is gained from the [[Earth Crystal (Term)|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 in the game, dealing over 9999 damage even in the back row. Raising the Job Level of a Black Belt will raise his/her bare handed attack by 2, while Leveling up will boost the barehanded attack by 3.
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|japanese=空手家
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|romaji=Karateka
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|lit = Karate Practitioner
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|image=FF3-BlackBelt.png
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|sprite=[[File:FF3-NES-BlackBelt.PNG|left|Sprite (NES).]]
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|obtained='''NES version:''' [[Water Crystal (term)|Water Crystal]] ([[Cave of Tides]])<br/>'''3D version:''' [[Earth Crystal (term)|Earth Crystal]] ([[Ancients' Maze]])
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|stats=See [[#Stats|stats]]
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|weapons=[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Knuckles|Knuckles]]<br/>See [[#Weapons|weapons]]
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|armor=Light armor<br/>See [[#Armor|armor]]
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|command abilities=[[Boost (ability)|Boost]]
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|recurring appearance=Black Belt (job)
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}}
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{{Quote|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}}
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{{Quote|The bearer of this certificate possesses fists of unstoppable force and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Black Belt.|Mastery certificate description}}
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The '''Black Belt''', also known as '''Karateka''', is a job class in ''[[Final Fantasy III]]''. It is gained from the [[Water Crystal (term)|Water Crystal]] in the NES version, while it is gained from the [[Earth Crystal (term)|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.
   
Using this technique, it is possible for a Blackbelt to reach a maximum attack power of 491, dealing whooping damage of 30,000-40,000 per hit, after minus defense. Leave [[Luneth]] for dead at Lv2, and train the other characters, come back and train Luneth when the fourth crystal is received, when using boost 2 times, it is possible to reach the max damage cap of 99,999.
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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==
 
==Abilities==
===Famicom version===
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===NES version===
*'''Special Ability''' - [[Boost (Ability)|BuildUp]]
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*'''Special ability''' - [[Focus (ability)|BuildUp]]
 
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.
 
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===
 
===3D versions===
*'''Special Ability''' - [[Boost (Ability)|Boost]]
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*'''Special ability''' - [[Focus (ability)|Boost]]
Just like the NES version, 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 3 times in succession, it overloads, cancelling the charge and cutting the Black Belt's current HP in half.
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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.
 
Under the right circumstances, it is possible for a Black Belt to defeat [[Cloud of Darkness]] in a single hit.
   
 
==Stats==
 
==Stats==
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==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
 
===Weapons===
 
===Weapons===
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|+'''[[Final Fantasy III weapons|Weapons]]'''
!width="15%"|Name
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|- class="a"
!width="10%"|Attack Power
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! style="width:25%" |Knuckles
!width="15%"|Other Bonuses
 
!width="15%"|Element
 
!width="20%"|Other Information
 
 
|-
 
|-
!colspan="5" class="b"|Knuckles
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| valign="top" |
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Bronze Knuckles|Bronze Knuckles]]
!class="b"|Bronze Knuckles
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Sonic Knuckles|Sonic Knuckles]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Impact Claws|Impact Claws]]
|None
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Cat Claws|Cat Claws]]
|None
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kaiser Knuckles|Kaiser Knuckles]]
|None
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Wyvern Claws|Wyvern Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Tiger Claws|Tiger Claws]]
!class="b"|Sonic Knuckles
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Faerie Claws|Faerie Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Metal Knuckles|Metal Knuckles]]
| +2 Agility
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Claws|Dark Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Hellish Claws|Hellish Claws]]
|None
 
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!class="b"|Impact Claws
 
|34
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Cat Claws
 
|42
 
| +3 Agility
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Kaiser Knuckles
 
|50
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Wyvern Claws
 
|51
 
| +4 Agility
 
|Wind
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Tiger Claws
 
|82
 
| +5 Strength
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Faerie Claws
 
|89
 
| +2 Intellect and +2 Mind
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Metal Knuckles
 
|100
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Dark Claws
 
|115
 
|None
 
|None
 
|None
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Hellish Claws
 
|121
 
| +5 Vitality
 
|None
 
|Inflicts Poison.
 
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
===Armor===
 
===Armor===
{|class="full-width FFIII table" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="full-width FFIII article-table"
|-class="a"
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|+'''[[Final Fantasy III armor|Armor]]'''
!width="15%"|Name
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|- class="a"
!width="10%"|Defense
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! style="width:25%" |Head
!width="10%"|Magic Defense
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! style="width:25%" |Body
!width="20%"|Other Bonuses
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! style="width:25%" |Arms
!width="20%"|Other Information
 
 
|-
 
|-
!colspan="6" class="b"|Head
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| valign="top" |
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Cap|Leather Cap]]
!class="b"|Leather Cap
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Headband|Headband]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Feathered Hat|Feathered Hat]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Cowl|Black Cowl]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Chakra Band|Chakra Band]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ribbon|Ribbon]]
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| valign="top" |
!class="b"|Headband
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Vest|Vest]]
|8
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Armor|Leather Armor]]
|3
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Kenpo Gi|Kenpo Gi]]
|Strength +1, Vitality +1
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Garb|Black Garb]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Belt Gi|Black Belt Gi]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Fuma Garb|Fuma Garb]]
!class="b"|Feathered Hat
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Master Dogi|Master Dogi]]
|10
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| valign="top" |
|16
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Bronze Bracers|Bronze Bracers]]
|Agility +2
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Gloves|Mythril Gloves]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Power Bracers|Power Bracers]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Diamond Gloves|Diamond Gloves]]
!class="b"|Black Cowl
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Protect Ring|Protect Ring]]
|15
 
|10
 
|Agility +2
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Chakra Band
 
|17
 
|11
 
|Vitality +2
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Ribbon
 
|23
 
|20
 
|Prevents all status ailments.
 
|—
 
|-
 
!colspan="6" class="b"|Body
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Vest
 
|1
 
|1
 
|—
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Leather Armor
 
|3
 
|1
 
|—
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Kenpo Gi
 
|20
 
|8
 
|Agility +1, Vitality +1
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Black Garb
 
|30
 
|18
 
|Agility +2, Vitality +2
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Black Belt Gi
 
|33
 
|18
 
|Agility +3, Vitality +3
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Fuma Garb
 
|47
 
|30
 
|Agility +3, Vitality +3
 
|3D versions only.
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Master Dogi
 
|54
 
|23
 
|Agility +10, Mind +10
 
|Ultimate equipment from the [[Legendary Smith]]. 3D versions only.
 
|-
 
!colspan="6" class="b"|Arms
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Bronze Bracers
 
|1
 
|1
 
|—
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Mythril Gloves
 
|3
 
|1
 
|—
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Power Bracers
 
|13
 
|9
 
|Strength +2, Vitality +2
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Diamond Gloves
 
|15
 
|7
 
|Strength +3, Vitality +3
 
|—
 
|-
 
!class="b"|Protect Ring
 
|18
 
|8
 
|All stats +2
 
|—
 
 
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==Other appearances==
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===''[[Triple Triad (Portal App)|Triple Triad]]''===
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[[File:039a Black Belt.png|right|100px]]
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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]]''.
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{{clear}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{Gallery|class=FFIIIa
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<gallery>
|File:Luneth-BlackBelt.png|[[Luneth]] as a Black Belt.
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Luneth-BlackBelt.png|[[Luneth]] as a Black Belt.
|File:Arc-BlackBelt.png|[[Arc]] as a Black Belt.
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Arc-BlackBelt.png|[[Arc]] as a Black Belt.
|File:Refia-BlackBelt.png|[[Refia]] as a Black Belt.
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Refia-BlackBelt.png|[[Refia]] as a Black Belt.
|File:Ingus-BlackBelt.png|[[Ingus]] as a Black Belt.
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Ingus-BlackBelt.png|[[Ingus]] as a Black Belt.
|File:FFIIIDS Boost.png|Boost.
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FFIIIDS Boost.png|Boost.
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</gallery>
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==Etymology==
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{{Etym|Black belt}}
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Karateka is a practitioner of karate. {{Etym|Karate}}
   
==Trivia==
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{{navbox jobs FFIII}}
*Black Belts can be considered analogous to [[Monk (Final Fantasy)#Master|Masters]] from the original ''[[Final Fantasy]]'' as both are upgrades to the [[Monk]] job class.
 
   
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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 Karateka, is a job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal in the NES version, 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

NES 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
NES version 3D versions
1 23 10 20 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 30 18 27 1 1 10 11 10 11 9 9
20 37 27 35 1 1 20 20 17 20 12 12
30 45 36 43 1 1 30 30 24 30 15 15
40 53 45 51 1 1 40 40 31 40 19 19
50 60 54 59 1 1 50 50 38 50 22 22
60 68 63 67 1 1 60 60 44 60 25 25
70 76 72 75 1 1 70 70 51 70 29 29
80 83 81 83 1 1 80 80 58 80 32 32
90 91 90 91 1 1 90 90 65 90 35 35
99 98 98 98 1 1 99 99 71 99 38 38

Equipment

Weapons

Weapons
Knuckles

Armor

Armor
Head Body Arms

Other appearances

Triple Triad

039a Black Belt

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.

Karateka 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.

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