Uses a rapier for accurate, elegant combat.

Description

Fencer is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance available to viera. The only non-viera Fencer is Ritz Malheur who remains on the job until the second act where she upgrades to the Elementalist job. Eventually joining Clan Nutsy, she reverts to her Fencer job.

The Fencers are the standard wielders of rapiers but they also have an array of tricks up their sleeve; from status ailments to MP damage, Fencers' attacks have the widest range of effects. One should be careful in combat against Fencers, especially ones with Reflex. Fencer becomes available the moment viera are recruited to the clan and serves as the default job for viera companions.

Growth[edit | edit source]

Fencers are the main Attack-oriented basic job of the viera. They have high HP, Attack, Defense, Magic Resistance and Speed, mediocre Magic Power and abysmal MP.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
7.6 B 1.1 D 8.4 B+ 8.1 B+ 7.6 D+ 7.2 B 1.5 B-

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Lunge Tech[edit | edit source]

Fencer command. Use quick, lunging sword attacks.

Description

Skill Equipment AP Power Range
Swarmstrike Stinger 100 As Weapon As Weapon
Deals damage and poisons like stinging bees..
Shadowstick Silver Rapier 200 As Weapon
Attack to hinder movement, reducing target's speed.
Checkmate Gupti Aga 300 As Weapon
Attack capable of ending all life. Dooms target.
Featherblow Estoc 200 As Weapon As Weapon
Flurry of attacks. Good hit rate, light damage.
Swallowtail Djinn Flyssa 300 As Weapon Self
Weave like a butterfly, damaging nearby enemies.
Manastrike Mage Masher 300 As Weapon As Weapon
Strikes target's will directly, damaging MP.
Piercethrough Flamberge 200 As Weapon Line
Armor-penetrating attack. Also hits unit behind.
Nighthawk Joyeuse 200 As Weapon 4
Attack as swift as the hunting hawk.

Reaction[edit | edit source]

Skill Equipment Effect AP
Reflex Mirage Vest Predict and avoid a regular attack. 300

Support[edit | edit source]

Skill Equipment Effect AP
Shieldbearer Bronze Shield
Round Shield
Enables shield-wielding, regardless of job. 300

Combo[edit | edit source]

Skill Equipment Effect AP
Lunge Combo Mythril Rapier Failproof combo ability for fencers. 100

Overview[edit | edit source]

The basic physical job of the viera, Fencer is comparable to Soldier and Warrior. It has high HP, attack, defense, and speed that is well-suited for front line combat. Unlike Soldiers and Warriors, Fencers have a generous ability set that includes status effects, area damage, and even a ranged attack. As a default job, Fencer and her equipment does not take any time to acquire. Fencer's high speed allows her to outpace most other units and close distances quickly. Since nearly all Fencer abilities have range identical to weapon range, they can fit well with ranged jobs like Snipers and Archers.

Rapiers are not strong weapons and thus other classes with better equipment selections can deal more damage. Fencers have awful MP growth, which will trouble them if they move on to the more advanced classes, like Elementalists or Assassins. They also lack significant support abilities and heavily damaging abilities.

Overall, Fencer is one of the most physical viera jobs along with the Sniper and Assassin. Despite being a basic class, Fencer can hold her own in melee combat and hunt down various enemies with her high speed. Their terrible MP growth hurts them in the long run and narrows their flexibility, but Fencers are still reliable melee fighters.

Enemy Fencers cannot be outpaced easily. Fencers can deal sizable damage to many units, except tanks like Templars and Defenders. Due to their high speed and accurate attacks, it is difficult to escape from Fencers once they are in melee range. Fencers are a threat to mages due to possessing ranged attacks and an MP-damaging ability. However, mages and ranged units also do well against Fencers who still have relatively weak ranged combat. Fencers have relatively high evasion that makes front and side attacks inconsistent, so inflicting ailments like Sleep and Stop can make them easy prey.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

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