Gadgeteer who carry tricks in Pandora boxes.
Gadgeteer is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance available to moogles. Gadgeteers rely on the tricks held within Pandora's Box, learned by knuckles, for their special abilities. There is a catch: the Pandora action ability may affect all members of the player's team or the enemy team.
What side is affected is determined by the coin that comes out of the Gadgeteer's box. If the coin's face is a sun, the ability will affect the player's team. If the coin face is a crescent moon, the ability will affect the opposition. To guard against hurting one's own allies, using equipment that blocks ailments is advisable, among them the very useful Angel Ring, which nulls Darkness, Poison, and Doom, three out of four offensive Pandora abilities.
The Gadgeteer is the most defensive moogle job. Its Defense stat ties with the Mog Knight, while its Resistance ties with the nu mou Black Mage for highest Resistance. It also ties with the Animist for highest HP in a moogle job, making it the ideal tanking job for moogles. However, its Attack, Magic Power and Speed, while not horrible, leave something to be desired.
|HP||MP||Atk||Def||Mag Pwr||Mag Res||Spd|
|7.2 B-||2.4 D||8.2 B-||9.6 A||8.3 B-||10.2 S||0.9 D-|
Gadgeteer command. Pull something from your box.
|Red Spring||Rising Sun||Works like "haste"... but who will it hit?||200|
|Blue Screw||White Fangs||Works like "dispel"... but who will it hit?||200|
|Green Gear||Sick Knuckles||Inflicts poison... but who will it hit?||200|
|Silver Disc||Hard Knuckles||Inflicts darkness... but who will it hit?||200|
|Gold Battery||Cat Claws||Heals HP... but whose?||200|
|Black Ingot||Death Claws||Inflicts doom... but who will it hit?||200|
|Chroma Gem||Dream Claws||Induces sleep... but who will it hit?||200|
|Yellow Spring||Survivor||Works like "barrier"... but who will it hit?||200|
Gold Battery has a Magic Power of 40.
|Auto-Regen||Gaia Gear||Automatically regenerates HP when you take damage.||300|
|Damage > MP||Judo Uniform||Converts HP damage to MP. (Doesn't work if MP is 0)||300|
|Gadget Combo||Mythril Claws||Long-ranged combo ability for gadgeteers.||100|
Gadgeteers are inconsistent, able to single-handedly determine the outcome of a battle. Their stats are decent with good defense and resistance. However, due to lacking offensive abilities as well as strength, Gadgeteers are not front-line fighters. This job requires the least skill, as all of its abilities depend on luck; however, leaving battles in the hands of luck is generally ill-advised in a tactical game.
Enemy Gadgeteers can be annoying and it is best to dispatch them before they start infecting the battlefield with their wacky status effects.
- The Gadgeteer's Pandora's box item alludes to the Greek myth of the same name, where the first woman, Pandora, opened a container (actually a large jar) that released all the evils of the world.