Unspecialized fighters who can equip any armor or weapon.Description
The Freelancer, also known as Bare in the Anthology release, and Normal in the RPGe SNES translation, is the default job from Final Fantasy V that has no defining characteristics. It is the default job the party starts with.
The Freelancer job is the characters in their regular clothing. Bartz wears a blue tunic with white sleeves and leggings and a pair of boots. Lenna wears an orange dress. Faris wears a blue tunic with a green mantle. Galuf wears a long green coat and tan pants. Krile wears a blue dress.
The Freelancer, just like the Mime job, gains every innate support ability from every job the character has mastered, except the Berserker's Berserk, the Necromancer's Undead, and the "Equip X" abilities (although the latter is irrelevant for the Freelancer, as it can equip everything from the start). It also gains the stat bonuses, but not the penalties (such as the boosted Magic Power of a mage with none of the reduced Strength), making it versatile. Finally, the Freelancer job has two ability slots instead of one, as it does not have an innate command ability like other jobs. So while it starts off weak, by the endgame the Freelancer can become the strongest job.
When a character has mastered every job, three stars appear above the Freelancer on the Job Selection screen.
StatsThe party's base stats are as follows:
Bartz's stats synergize well with jobs that have high Strength and Vitality, including heavy armor jobs. Lenna has the highest innate Magic Power. Galuf has the highest Vitality and a bit of Strength, thus leaning towards front row physical positions as well. Faris has the best all-round stats with a peak in Agility and is best with weapons that factor both Strength and Agility, such as knives, bows and whips, as well as the Throw command. Krile has both the highest Agility and additional Magic Power, so she is a good spellcaster. To attain the highest possible bonus in all stats, a character has to master Gladiator or Monk for Strength, Thief for Agility, Monk for Stamina, and Summoner for Magic (or Oracle, if available).
|Crystal||Job||Max AP||AP to Master||Command abilities||Innate support abilities (excluding Berserk, Undead, and Equip X)||Equip X abilities||Other support abilities|
|Wind||Knight||350||690||Guard||Cover||Equip Shield, Armor, Sword||Two-handed|
|Wind||Monk||300||700||Focus, Chakra||Barehanded, Counter||—||HP+10% +20% +30%|
|Wind||Thief||300||635||Flee, Steal, Mug||Find Passages, Sprint, Vigilance, Artful Dodger||—||—|
|Wind||White Mage||300||580||White Magic (1-6)||—||—||MP+10%|
|Wind||Blue Mage||250||350||Check, Blue Magic, Scan||Learning||—||—|
|Wind||Black Mage||450||730||Black Magic (1-6)||—||—||MP+30%|
|Water||Red Mage||999||1159||Red Magic (1-3), Dualcast||—||—||—|
|Water||Time Mage||250||530||Time Magic (1-6)||—||Equip Rods||—|
|Water||Summoner||500||750||Summon (1-5), Call||—||—||—|
|Water||Mystic Knight||400||680||Spellblade (1-6)||Magic Shell||—||—|
|Fire||Beastmaster||300||460||Calm, Control, Catch||—||Equip Whips||—|
|Fire||Geomancer||100||175||Gaia||Find Pits, Light Step||—||—|
|Fire||Ninja||450||690||Smoke, Image, Throw||First Strike, Dual-Wield||—||—|
|Fire||Ranger||405||600||Animals, Aim, Rapid Fire||—||Equip Bows||—|
|Fire||Bard||100||175||Hide, Sing||—||Equip harp||—|
|Jump, Lance||—||Equip Lances||—|
|Earth||Dancer||325||400||Flirt, Dance||—||Equip Ribbons||—|
|Earth||Samurai||540||820||Mineuchi, Zeninage, Iainuki||Shirahadori||Equip katanas||—|
|Earth||Chemist||405||630||Mix, Drink, Recover, Revive||Pharmacology||—||—|
|Advance||Cannoneer||300||500||Open Fire, Combine||—||—||EXP Up|
|Advance||Gladiator||450||700||Finisher, Bladeblitz||—||—||Lure, Long Range|
|Advance||Oracle||300||525||Condemn, Predict||—||—||ABP Up, Read Ahead|
|Advance||Necromancer||300||750||Oath, Dark Arts (1-5)||—||—||Undead|
Bartz, Faris, and Krile wear Freelancer attires by default. Lenna and Galuf can change their appearance to Freelancer costumes through the Wardrobe Record system.
Freelancers appear on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.