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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Black Belt (''Final Fantasy III'')}}
 
{{infobox job
 
{{infobox job
 
|name=Black Belt
 
|name=Black Belt
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|japanese=空手家
 
|japanese=空手家
 
|romaji=Karateka
 
|romaji=Karateka
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|lit = Karate Practitioner
 
|image=FF3-BlackBelt.png
 
|image=FF3-BlackBelt.png
 
|sprite=[[File:FF3-NES-BlackBelt.PNG|left|Sprite (NES).]]
 
|sprite=[[File:FF3-NES-BlackBelt.PNG|left|Sprite (NES).]]
|obtained=[[Water Crystal (term)|Water Crystal]] ([[Cave of Tides]])
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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]])
 
|stats=See [[#Stats|stats]]
 
|stats=See [[#Stats|stats]]
|weapons=[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Knuckles|Knuckles]]<br/>See [[#Weapons|weapons]]
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|weapons=[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Knuckles|Knuckles]]<br/>See [[#Weapons|weapons]]
 
|armor=Light armor<br/>See [[#Armor|armor]]
 
|armor=Light armor<br/>See [[#Armor|armor]]
 
|command abilities=[[Boost (ability)|Boost]]
 
|command abilities=[[Boost (ability)|Boost]]
 
|recurring appearance=Black Belt (job)
 
|recurring appearance=Black Belt (job)
 
}}
 
}}
{{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!|Description}}
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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}}
{{Q|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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{{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}}
 
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.
 
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.
   
Each additional job level increases the bare handed attack of a Black Belt by 2, whilst each additional character level increases it by 3. As such, it is possible for a Black Belt to reach a maximum attack power of 491, dealing 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.
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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==
 
===NES version===
 
===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]]
 
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.
 
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.
   
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==Stats==
 
==Stats==
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==Equipment==
 
==Equipment==
 
===Weapons===
 
===Weapons===
{|class="half-width FFIII table"
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{| class="half-width FFIII article-table"
|+'''[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons|Weapons]]'''
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|+'''[[Final Fantasy III weapons|Weapons]]'''
|-class="a"
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|- class="a"
!style="width:25%"|Knuckles
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! style="width:25%" |Knuckles
 
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|-
|valign="top"|
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| valign="top" |
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Bronze Knuckles|Bronze Knuckles]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Bronze Knuckles|Bronze Knuckles]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Sonic Knuckles|Sonic Knuckles]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Sonic Knuckles|Sonic Knuckles]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Impact Claws|Impact Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Impact Claws|Impact Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Cat Claws|Cat Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Cat Claws|Cat Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Kaiser Knuckles|Kaiser Knuckles]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Kaiser Knuckles|Kaiser Knuckles]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Wyvern Claws|Wyvern Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Wyvern Claws|Wyvern Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Tiger Claws|Tiger Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Tiger Claws|Tiger Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Faerie Claws|Faerie Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Faerie Claws|Faerie Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Metal Knuckles|Metal Knuckles]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Metal Knuckles|Metal Knuckles]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Claws|Dark Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Dark Claws|Dark Claws]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III weapons#Hellish Claws|Hellish Claws]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III weapons#Hellish Claws|Hellish Claws]]
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
===Armor===
 
===Armor===
{|class="full-width FFIII table"
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{| class="full-width FFIII article-table"
|+'''[[List of Final Fantasy III armor|Armor]]'''
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|+'''[[Final Fantasy III armor|Armor]]'''
|-class="a"
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|- class="a"
!style="width:25%"|Head
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! style="width:25%" |Head
!style="width:25%"|Body
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! style="width:25%" |Body
!style="width:25%"|Arms
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! style="width:25%" |Arms
 
|-
 
|-
|valign="top"|
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| valign="top" |
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Cap|Leather Cap]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Cap|Leather Cap]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Headband|Headband]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Headband|Headband]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Feathered Hat|Feathered Hat]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Feathered Hat|Feathered Hat]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Black Cowl|Black Cowl]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Cowl|Black Cowl]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Chakra Band|Chakra Band]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Chakra Band|Chakra Band]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Ribbon|Ribbon]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Ribbon|Ribbon]]
|valign="top"|
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| valign="top" |
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Vest|Vest]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Vest|Vest]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Armor|Leather Armor]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Leather Armor|Leather Armor]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Kenpo Gi|Kenpo Gi]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Kenpo Gi|Kenpo Gi]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Black Garb|Black Garb]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Garb|Black Garb]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Black Belt Gi|Black Belt Gi]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Black Belt Gi|Black Belt Gi]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Fuma Garb|Fuma Garb]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Fuma Garb|Fuma Garb]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Master Dogi|Master Dogi]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Master Dogi|Master Dogi]]
|valign="top"|
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| valign="top" |
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Bronze Bracers|Bronze Bracers]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Bronze Bracers|Bronze Bracers]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Gloves|Mythril Gloves]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Mythril Gloves|Mythril Gloves]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Power Bracers|Power Bracers]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Power Bracers|Power Bracers]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Diamond Gloves|Diamond Gloves]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Diamond Gloves|Diamond Gloves]]
*[[List of Final Fantasy III armor#Protect Ring|Protect Ring]]
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*[[Final Fantasy III armor#Protect Ring|Protect Ring]]
 
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[[File:039a Black Belt.png|right|100px]]
 
[[File:039a Black Belt.png|right|100px]]
 
Black Belt from the 3D remake appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via ''[[Final Fantasy Portal App]]''.
 
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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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Karateka is a practitioner of karate. {{Etym|Karate}}
 
Karateka is a practitioner of karate. {{Etym|Karate}}
 
==Trivia==
 
*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)|Monk]] job class.
 
   
 
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Revision as of 23:46, February 22, 2020

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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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