An expert in the use of items to recover HP or remove vexing status ailments.
Chemist is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is the basic mage job where all mage classes start, as opposed to Squire that is the basic job of warrior classes. Chemist is the only job that can initially use items, and can even throw them over great distances. Chemist has two important passive abilities to learn, one for safeguarding equipment from being destroyed or stolen, and another for finding hidden underground treasure.
Once the player's party has arrived at Goug Machine City in Chapter 2, they can buy guns for Chemists to enhance their offensive capability. It costs 5,140 JP to master. The Chemist is the only job class that has an ability that costs 0 JP to learn, besides special jobs that have abilities already learned.
Leveling Chemist to level 2 unlocks White Mage and Black Mage, leveling it to level 6 with Squire unlocks Onion Knight, and leveling this job to level 8 along with Orator, Summoner, Geomancer, Squire, and Dragoon unlocks Mime.
Aerith is listed as being a Chemist in the game's data, despite never participating in battle. She even wears a similar headdress of the female Chemist. Both the male and female Chemist sprite models also appear as cameos in the backdrops of several cutscenes in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.
- 1 Stats
- 2 Abilities
- 3 Other appearances
- 4 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Etymology
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Move Rate||Jump Rate||Speed||Physical Evasion Rate||Base Attack||Base Magic||Base HP||Base MP|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Innate abilities[edit | edit source]
- Throw Items
Items[edit | edit source]
Chemist job command. Enables the use of items to assist allies in need.
|Use a potion to restore HP or inflict damage on the undead.|
Restores: 30 HP.
|Use a Hi-Potion to restore HP. A more potent draught than a Potion.|
Restores: 70 HP.
|Use an X-Potion to restore HP. A more potent draught than a Hi-Potion.|
Restores: 150 HP.
|Use an ether to restore MP.|
Restores: 20 MP.
|Use a Hi-Ether to restore MP. A more potent draught than an Ether.|
Restores: 50 MP.
|Use an elixir to fully restore HP and MP.|
|Use an antidote to nullify poison.|
|Use eye drops when vision has been magickally compromised.|
|Use echo herbs to restore a unit's power of speech, permitting them to cast magicks once again.|
|Use a maiden's kiss to change a unit that has been transformed into a toad back to its original form.|
|Use a gold needle to change a petrified unit back to normal. Breaks after one use.|
|Use holy water to lift the curse of undeath from a unit.|
Removes: Undead, Vampire.
|Use a remedy to cure various status effects.|
Removes: Poison, Blind, Silence, Toad, Stone, Confuse, Oil, Sleep.
|Use phoenix down to restore life to a fallen unit. Vanishes after one use.|
Reaction abilities[edit | edit source]
|Auto Potion||Use a Potion to restore HP.||HP Loss||400|
Support abilities[edit | edit source]
|Throw items within an increased radius, even if not a Chemist.||350|
|Prevent equipment from being destroyed or stolen.||250|
|Change equipment mid-battle. Adds the Reequip command.||0|
Movement abilities[edit | edit source]
|Discover items hidden on tiles upon moving to them.||100|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Chemist appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as multiple Ice-elemental backup cards.
A male Chemist appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Chemist appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry. Chemists study the composition of matter and its properties. The Japanese term kusuri-shi is literally "drug practitioner/technician," close to the common British English use of "chemist" to mean a compounding pharmacist.A