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Below is a list of command abilities usable in Final Fantasy V. Most (but not all) command abilities can be learned by leveling up a certain job. The chart gives the name of the ability, the job, the job level the ability is learned at, and what the ability does.

List of commands[]

Ability Job Level Description Image
FFV Attack Icon iOS.png
All jobs None Attack with equipped weapon. Attack from FFV Advance.png
FFV Items Icon iOS.png
All jobs None Selecting the item menu will list all available items currently in the player's inventory. Items from FFV Advance.png
FFV Defend Icon iOS.png
All jobs None Reduce damage from physical attacks. Defend from FFV Advance.png
FFV Row Icon iOS.png
All jobs None Change position to the front or back row. Row from FFV Advance.png
Equip All jobs None Change weapon or shield during battle. Equip from FFV Advance.png
FFV Guard Icon iOS.png
Knight 2 Negates damage from physical attacks. Guard from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Completely absorb a direct physical attack.
FFV Focus Icon iOS.png
Monk 1 Focus energy to deliver a physical attack with 2x strength. Focus from FFV Advance.png
Focus energies for a hit with twice the attack power.
FFV Kick Icon iOS.png
Monk - Attacks all enemies at once. Cannot be learned as a command ability, exclusive to the Monk class. Kick from FFV Advance.png
FFV Chakra Icon iOS.png
Monk 3 Heals the user's HP and cures darkness and poison. Chakra from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Healing energies recover HP and cleanse the body of poison and darkness.
FFV Flee Icon iOS.png
Thief 2 Run away to quickly escape from battle. FFV iOS Flee.png
Quickly escape from battle. You may be unable to escape from some enemies.
FFV Steal Icon iOS.png
Thief 4 Steals an item from an enemy. Steal from FFV Advance.png
Steal treasure from an enemy.
FFV Mug Icon iOS.png
Thief 6 Steals an item from an enemy and inflicts damage. Mug from FFV Advance.png
Attack and steal from an enemy.
Black Magic
FFV Black Magic Icon iOS.png
Black Mage 1-6 Lets the user cast Black Magic. The higher the job level, the more Black Magic the user can cast. Black Magic Cast from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform black magic.
White Magic
FFV White Magic Icon iOS.png
White Mage 1-6 Lets the user cast White Magic. The higher the job level, the more White Magic the user can cast. White Magic Casting from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform white magic.
FFV Check Icon iOS.png
Blue Mage 1 Lets the user check the enemy's HP. Check from FFV Advance.png
Check an enemy's HP.
Blue Magic
FFV Blue Icon iOS.png
Blue Mage 3 Lets the user cast Blue Magic. Blue Magic Cast from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform blue magic.
FFV Scan Icon iOS.png
Blue Mage 4 Lets the user check the enemy's HP, level, weaknesses, and status ailments. Scan from FFV Advance.png
See enemy's level, HP, weakness, and current condition.
Red Magic
FFV Red Magic Icon iOS.png
Red Mage 1-3 Lets the user cast a combination of Black and White Magic. The higher the job level, the more magic the user can cast. Dualcast Cura from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform white or black spells.
FFV Dualcast Icon iOS.png
Red Mage 4 Lets the user cast two spells at once. Compatible with any school of magic.
Cast two spells back-to-back.
Time Magic
FFV Time Magic Icon iOS.png
Time Mage 1-6 Lets the user cast Time Magic. The higher the job level, the more Time Magic the user can cast. Lenna using Haste from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform time magic.
FFV Summon Icon iOS.png
Summoner 1-5 Lets the user use Summon Magic. The higher the job level, the stronger monsters the user can summon. Summon and Call from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Summon magical beasts for aid.
FFV Call Icon iOS.png
Summoner 6 Lets the user summon a random Summon without MP cost. Call from FFV Advance.png
Perform a random summon for 0 MP. Who knows who - or what - will come...
FFV Spellblade Icon iOS.png
Mystic Knight 2-7 Lets the user use Spellblade. The higher the job level, the stronger Spellblades the user can use. Spellblade Casting from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Enchant weapons with different magics.
FFV Mimic Icon iOS.png
Mime 1 Lets the user use Mimic. Mimic from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Mimic an ally's previous action.
FFV Calm Icon iOS.png
Beastmaster 1 Paralyzes an enemy. Calm from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Calm magic beasts.
FFV Control Icon iOS.png
Beastmaster 2 Takes control of an enemy. Control from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Take control of a monster.
FFV Catch Icon iOS.png
Beastmaster 4 Catches an enemy. Catch from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Capture a weakened monster.
FFV Release Icon iOS.png
Beastmaster 4 Releases a captured monster to fight. Release Giga Flare from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
FFV Gaia Icon iOS.png
Geomancer 1 Executes a magic attack based on the type of terrain. Leaf Swirl from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Attack enemies by channeling the power of the surrounding area.
FFV Smoke Icon iOS.png
Ninja 1 Uses smokescreen to escape from battle. Smoke from FFV Advance.png
Use the confusion of a smoke bomb to escape from most enemies without them even noticing.
FFV Image Icon iOS.png
Ninja 2 Creates illusion of the user to absorb two physical attacks. Image from FFV Advance.png
Create illusions to absorb two direct physical attacks.
FFV Throw Icon iOS.png
Ninja 4 Throws a weapon at an enemy to inflict damage. Throw from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Toss weapons at enemies. Scrolls and shurikens can be thrown as well.
FFV Animals Icon iOS.png
Ranger 1 Calls an animal companion to execute some sort of effect. FFV iOS Animals - Nightingale.png
Gain the aid of woodland friends.
FFV Aim Icon iOS.png
Ranger 2 Guarantees a hit when attacking. FFV iOS Aim.png
Raise the accuracy of attacks.
Rapid Fire
FFV Rapid Fire Icon iOS.png
Ranger 4 Attacks four times for half damage. FFV iOS Rapid Fire.png
Perform four weaker attacks at once.
FFV Hide Icon iOS.png
Bard 1 Duck out of sight to avoid damage. Hide from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Duck out of sight to avoid attacks.
FFV Reveal Icon iOS.png
Bard 1 Return to the battlefield. Reveal from FFV Advance.png
FFV Sing Icon iOS.png
Bard 3 Sings songs to execute various effects. Sing from FFV Advance.png
Perform magical chants with different effects.
FFV Jump Icon iOS.png
Dragoon 1 Leap into the air and descend to execute a powerful attack. Jump from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Jump to deliver a powerful attack from above. Power is doubled when a spear is equipped.
FFV Lance Icon iOS.png
Dragoon 2 Absorb HP and MP from an enemy. Lance from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Strike with dragoon power to drain HP and MP.
FFV Flirt Icon iOS.png
Dancer 1 Charms an enemy, causing it to lose its next turn. Flirt from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Charm enemies to make them forget about attacking.
FFV Dance Icon iOS.png
Dancer 2 Executes one of four random effects. Sword Dance from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Perform dances that bewitch enemies.
FFV Mineuchi Icon iOS.png
Samurai 1 Does damage and paralyzes an enemy. Mineuchi from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Stun enemies by smacking them with a blade's dull side.
FFV Zeninage Icon iOS.png
Samurai 2 Damages enemies by throwing money. Zeningage from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Damage all enemies by tossing gil.
FFV Iainuki Icon iOS.png
Samurai 5 Charges and delivers a fatal attack to all enemies. Iainuki from FFV Advance.png
Unleash an attack that hits all enemies in an instant.
FFV Mix Icon iOS.png
Chemist 2 Mix items together to create new concoctions. Shadow Flare from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Combine items to create concoctions that can be consumed in battle to augment stats or harm enemies.
FFV Drink Icon iOS.png
Chemist 3 Drink items to increase stats. Speed Shake from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Drink special medicines to increase stats during battle.
FFV Recover Icon iOS.png
Chemist 4 Heal the party of all status ailments. Recover from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Recover from various conditions.
FFV Revive Icon iOS.png
Chemist 5 Revives KO'd party members. Revive from FFV Pixel Remaster.jpg
Restore a KO'd ally to fighting form.
FFV Oath Icon iOS.png
Necromancer 1 Summons the undead to execute various effects. FFV iOS Rajiformes.png
Call forth a demon.
Dark Arts
FFV Dark Arts Icon iOS.png
Necromancer 2-6 Lets the user use Dark Arts. The higher the job level, the stronger Dark Arts the user can use. FFV iOS - Dark Arts Casting.png
Call upon evil forces to perform Dark Arts.
Open Fire
FFV Open Fire Icon iOS.png
Cannoneer 1 Fire cannon blasts to do damage and inflict status ailments. Open Fire from FFV Advance.png
Shoot one enemy.
FFV Combine Icon iOS.png
Cannoneer 3 Mix together explosives to do damage. Power Shot from FFV Advance.png
Mix and fire off explosives that damage all enemies.
FFV Finisher Icon iOS.png
Gladiator 2 Executes a critical hit, a powerful elemental attack, or does nothing. FFV iOS Finisher - Elemental Attack.png
Powerful strike that whenever hits an enemy, attacks its weakpoint for massive damage.
FFV Bladeblitz Icon iOS.png
Gladiator 4 Attacks all enemies at once. FFV iOS Bladeblitz.png
Attack all enemies.
FFV Condemn Icon iOS.png
Oracle 1 Executes a random effect on an enemy. FFV iOS Condemn.png
Sentence a target to the effects of different spells.
FFV Predict Icon iOS.png
Oracle 2 Executes a random effect depending on user's HP, MP, level, and other factors. FFV iOS Predict.png
Foretell cataclysms.

Dummied commands[]

Several unused commands appear. Dummy01 and Dummy02 appear in the Super Nintendo version, and four more commands were added in the Game Boy Advance version.

Ability Job Level Description Image
Dummy 01
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None Attempting to use this command will allow the user to target him/herself, then does absolutely nothing.
Dummy 02
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None SNES: It has the same effect as enchanting a character's sword with the Fire spell via the Magic Sword command.
GBA: A non-functional duplicate of the Oracle's third rank ability of the Predict command. It shows the animation, but it does not actually produce an effect.
Dummy Command Ability 2 from FFV Advance.png
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None A duplicate of the Dragoon's Jump command. Jump from FFV Advance.png
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None Brings up the message "Entranced!", but seems to have no other effect. Judging from the text displayed after using this command, this is most likely the ability that enemies use after they have been affected by the Dancer's Flirt command which results in them wasting a turn. Excite from FFV Advance.png
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None Teleports the user to random areas across the battlefield where they remain there for the rest of the battle. It doesn't appear to hinder the character in any way. Patarillo from FFV Advance.png
FFV iOS Unused Command Icon.png
None None This command shows up on the menu, but is displayed as a blank slot during battle.