Unspecialized fighters who can equip any armor or weapon.


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 class the party starts with.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

What makes the Freelancer and Mime classes special is that they gain nearly every innate ability from every job the character has mastered, as well as the stat bonuses, but not the penalties (such as the boosted Magic of a mage with none of the reduced Strength). 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. The Freelancer can equip everything without needing the "Equip X" abilities. Finally, the Freelancer class has two ability slots instead of one.

Stats[edit | edit source]

The party's base stats
Party member Strength Agility Stamina Magic
Bartz 28 25 27 25
Lenna 25 26 25 28
Galuf 27 24 28 24
Faris 27 27 26 26
Krile 25 28 24 27

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.

With the best stats of each job it ends up as:

Support abilities[edit | edit source]

Freelancer learns every innate support ability from every job the character has mastered, except the Berserker's Berserk, the Gladiator's Lure and the Necromancer's Undead. This does not include HP +, MP +, Two-Handed, ABP Up, EXP Up, Read Ahead, or Long Reach.

Crystal Job Max AP AP to Master Commands Innate ability Equip abilities Other passive abilities
Start Freelancer 0 12853 (SNES)
15328 (GBA)
15288 (Mobile)
(all) (all)
Water Mime 999 999 Mimic (all)
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 Berserker 400 500 Equip Axes Berserk
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
Earth Dragoon 400 600 (SNES/GBA)
560 (Mobile)
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

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Bartz wearing his Freelancer sprite design.

Bartz's second alternate costume, called the "Freelancer", is based upon his Freelancer appearance. The player unlocks this costume in the PP Catalog.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Bartz, Faris, and Krile wear Freelancer attire by default. Lenna and Galuf can change their appearance to Freelancer costumes through the Wardrobe Record system.

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Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Freelancers appear on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

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