The Devout (導師 or 導士, Dōshi?, lit. High Priest), also known as Seer, is a recurring job class in the Final Fantasy series. They are generally an upgrade to White Mages. The Devout has effectively replaced the White Wizard job that appeared in the original Final Fantasy.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Final Fantasy III
- 2.2 Final Fantasy XIV
- 2.3 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
- 2.4 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 2.5 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 2.6 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 2.7 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 2.8 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 2.9 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 2.10 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 2.11 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2.12 Triple Triad
- 3 Allusions to the job in the series
- 4 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Etymology
Profile[edit | edit source]
Devouts tend to dress in white robes with a red or pink coat underneath. They tend to lean towards lighter armor, generally robes. Male Seers generally do not wear hoods. The most characteristic thing that differs them from White Mages is their trademark Cat-Ear Hood.
Devouts have more access and proficiency with higher-rank White Magic than White Mages, and are more able spellcasters in general.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
The Devout is a job gained from the Earth Crystal. Devouts can cast all White Magic spells. They also possess higher MP for high-level White Magic. Devout is considered to be a powered-up version of the White Mage job.
Players have the chance to use the job when Lamitt is playable in a battle instance during the healer role questline in Shadowbringers.
The Seer job is unlocked through mastery of four White Mage abilities and finishing "The Cat's Meow" quest. Equipping Tomes, its abilities include mid-rank Black and White Magick. They also boast the highest scores in MP and resistance for the hume race.
The Seer job is obtained in the Tome of Twilight chapter, and is exclusive to Warriors of Light. Unique feature to them in the series, is that Seers can raise elemental defense of the party.
The Devout is a job available after obtaining a level fifteen White Mage and a level fifteen Scholar. The preferred weapons for the job are rods and staves. The job specializes in both intelligence and agility abilities.
Only those most learned in the ways of white magic dare don the cat-eared robe.
The Devout is a character available to the party, and uses the Holy ability during battle. Unlocks at level 50.
An expert mage who uses healing magic to aid her allies. The Devout wields powerful white magic with ease, and though she has little in the way of offensive might, her skills can easily shape the course of battle.
Devout is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Fifth Ark, Part 3 on the Classic difficulty in the FF XIII track of Core Dungeons.
Devouts appears with its Final Fantasy III version of the job. The cards are Ice-, Wind-, and Water-elemental.
Allusions to the job in the series[edit | edit source]
The White Mage eidolon's final artwork depicts her as a Devout, donning the traditional Cat-Ear Hood robe of the job, and White Magic emerging from her staff.
In the original free-to-play versions, Aemo received an alternate costume based on the Devout job from the "Phantom Beast Great Decisive Battle!" event. The Devout costume was based on Krile's white mage outfit from Final Fantasy V. The costume could only be seen when Aemo was equipped with the "Devout Equipment" accessory.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]
Square Enix Legend World[edit | edit source]
Devout makes an appearance.
The Spiritmaster excels in support, either boosting elemental resistance, rendering allies immune to status ailments or elements, and increasing Magic Defense. They have an S rank in MP and Mind as well as an A rank in Intelligence, allowing for more potent spellcasting. They can also enhance elemental attacks so they cause more damage for a short time. As with White Mages, they have an S rank in Staves. It is obtained after defeating Victor S. Court in Eternian Central Command.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
While having no direct translation into English, the job's Japanese name of (導師, Dōshi?) has various meanings, often including officiating priests or high priests commonly found in the Buddhist faith.
In the original fan-translations of the Famicom version of Final Fantasy III, the Devout was known as the "Shaman". Shamanism is a practice where a practitioner reaches altered states of consciousness to interact with the spirit world to channel transcendental energies. A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of spirits who typically enters a trance and practices divination and healing.