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A hunter who trails rare monsters, employing Huntcraft skills to overcome them.


Game Hunter is a job class in Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for Luso that focuses on hunting monsters. Though the Game Hunter specializes in poaching, Luso resented this activity in a series of subquests in his original appearance as the protagonist of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift.

Game Hunter costs 2,520 JP to master. It is essentially a copy of the Squire job of Ramza, but with an innate Poach ability.


Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Knives, Swords, Knight Swords, Flails Hats, Armor Clothes, Robes, Armor Yes
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
4 3 7 10% High High High High


Innate abilities[]


Game hunter job command. A selection of basic outdoor skills.


The damage formula for Stone and Rush are as follows:

The damage formula for Ultima is as follows:

Luso must be hit with Ultima while he is a Game Hunter to learn Ultima, either by Ramza, Celia, Lettie, or Ultima Demons. An easy way to do this is equipping items that prevent Assassins' disable/charm/death and keeping distance.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Focus 0 1 Now 300
Increase physical attack power.
Rush 1 1 Now 80
Attack by ramming into the enemy's body.
Stone 4 1 Now 90
Lob a stone at a far-off foe.
Salve 1 1 Now 150
Remove several status ailments.
Removes: Poison, Blind, Silence.
Tailwind 3 1 Now 200
Boost an ally's Speed.
Chant 1 1 Now 0
Sacrifice HP to restore twice as much to an ally.
Steel 3 1 Now 200
Encourage an ally, increasing their Bravery.
Shout 0 1 Now 500
Increase Bravery, Speed, and physical and magickal attack power with a hearty battle cry.
Ultima 4 2 20
Magick that inflicts damages with pure energy.
MP Cost: 10

Reaction abilities[]

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Counter Tackle Counterattack with a tackle. Physical Attack 180

Support abilities[]

Name Description JP Needed
Equip Axes Equip axes, regardless of job. 170
Beastmaster Adds an ability to all monsters in neighboring tiles with an elevation difference of 3h or less. 200
Defend Defend oneself against an attack. Adds the Defend command. 50
JP Boost Increase the amount of JP earned in battle. 200

Movement abilities[]

Name Description JP Needed
Move +1 Increase Move by 1. 200


The Game Hunter is essentially a copy of Ramza's Squire job, down the stats and equipment options, but with an innate ability to poach monsters. It has all the same abilities, including being able to learn Ultima when hit by it.

Luso's Huntcraft has powerful buffs that can be bestowed upon other units, such as Tailwind and Steel, which increase Speed and Bravery, respectively. This solidifies the Game Hunter as a potent offensive support unit that can slowly empower his team and himself over the course of the battle, since those attribute buffs last until the fight is over. Shout is useful to quickly rack-up attributes while approaching enemies in large maps, and can also be used for JP and EXP grinding.

Luso must be hit by Ultima while he is a Game Hunter to learn it, much like Ramza's Squire. The only characters who can cast Ultima are Celia, Lettie, Ultima Demons, and Ramza (after he learns from those enemies). To quickly learn Ultima, it is recommended to equip items that prevent Stop and Charm, and to keep distance from Celia and Lettie.


A game hunter is someone who partakes of big-game hunting, the hunting of large game. The term is historically associated with the hunting of Africa's big five game (lion, African elephant, Cape Buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), and with tigers and rhinos on the Indian subcontinent.