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Bangaa elites. Trained for defense.

Defender is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for bangaa. Defenders wield broadswords and knightswords and are tanks when it comes to Weapon Defense. While they are somewhat similar to Paladins, Defenders prefer to help themselves rather than others.


Defenders are well set in their ways of simply being a huge wall. They have high HP, Attack and Defense, but little else across the rest of their stats. The Templar has slightly higher defense growth than the Defender.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
8.4 A- 1.1 E 8.8 B+ 9.4 A- 6.5 D 7.2 C- 0.9 D-



Defender command. Protect yourself and your allies.
Skill Equipment AP Power Range
Tremor El Cid Sword 100 30 Self
Slam weapon on ground to knock back nearby units.
Meltdown Vajra 200 Self
Self-KO. Deals area damage equal to own HP.
Defense Lionheart 200 Self
Raises weapon def. and magic res. for one turn.
Drop Weapon Ragnarok 200 As Weapon
Quickly toss weapon out of hand and back into stock.
Hibernate Defender 100 Self
Hibernate to remedy status ailments. Vulnerable while asleep.
Mow Down Striborg 200 40 Self
Damages surrounding units, at the cost of speed and evasion for a turn.
Aura Lohengrin 300 Self
Enhances aura to bestow auto-life and auto-regen.
Expert Guard Save the Queen 300 Self
Prevents all MP and HP damage for one turn.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Last Berserk Predator Go berserk if severely wounded. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Weapon Def+ Diamond Armor Reduces damage from weapon attacks. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Defend Combo Mythril Brand Easily chained combo ability for defenders. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Defender TCG

Defender appears ion a card.


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  • Artwork for the Defender depicts him with a spear, a weapon type the class cannot naturally equip.
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