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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 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.


The party's base stats are as follows:
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. 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).

Support abilities[]

The Freelancer gains every innate support ability from every job the character has mastered, except the Berserker's Berserk and the Necromancer's Undead.

Crystal Job Max AP AP to Master Command abilities Innate support abilities (excluding Berserk, Undead, and Equip X) Equip X abilities Other support 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[]

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

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[]

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

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Triple Triad[]

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