A warrior who uses Geomancy to control powers lying dormant in the natural terrain.
Geomancer (Elemental User in Japanese promotional materials) is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics. It is a balanced job in the physical classes but more defensive. The Geomancer has the action ability Geomancy to bend the earth itself to attack and inflict an ailment to the targets within a certain range. It costs 2,870 JP to master.
Leveling Geomancer to level 2 along with Archer and Thief will unlock Ninja; leveling to level 5 along with Squire, Chemist, Summoner, Dragoon, and Orator unlocks Mime; while leveling it to level 5 along with Dragoon will unlock Dancer for females. Leveling to level 8 along with Knight, Black Mage, Dragoon, Ninja, and Samurai, as well as getting 20 kills with the unit (defeated units must turn into chests or crystals to count), will unlock Dark Knight.
Stats[edit | edit source]
|Lv. 4 Monk
Lv. 3 Monk PS version
|Swords, Axes||Hats||Clothes, Robes||Yes|
|Move Rate||Jump Rate||Speed||Physical Evasion Rate||Base Attack||Base Magic||Base HP||Base MP|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Geomancer job command. Attacks with mystical powers drawn from the earth itself.
Geomancy is the Geomancer's command ability. Every tile in the battlefield is designated a specific type of terrain to determine which Geomancy ability will be used. If the user has not learned the Geomancy ability of the tile that they are standing on, the command Geomancy will be unavailable. The damage dealt by Geomancy is low, but they can inflict status effects.
The formula of the power of all Geomancy abilities are the same:
The chances of statuses with each attack is 25%.
Zodiac compatibility and elemental affinity affect the resultant damage, but Faith stat is irrelevant. This makes female units slightly better Geomancy users than males because females tend to have higher magickal AT scores. The advantages of Geomancy include 100% hit-rate, no charge time, no MP cost, 1 grid further casting range than most magick spells, and a chance of inflicting a status ailment. The Geomancy effect does not engulf its caster even if they are within the effect area. Despite the support ability Attack Boost that can be learned from Geomancer class, it does not boost the power of Geomancy abilities. Instead, Arcane Strength learned from Black Mage can slightly increase its power.
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage by opening rifts in space-time.|
Terrain: Soil, Wasteland, Road
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of water.|
Terrain: Canal, River, Lake, Ocean, Waterfall
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of plants.|
Terrain: Grassland, Underbrush, Vines
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of stone.|
Terrain: Gravel, Flagstone, Stone Wall, Earthen Wall, Gravestone
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of rock.|
Terrain: Stone Outcropping, Basalt
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of air.|
Terrain: Book, Tree, Brick, Bridge, Furnishings, Iron Plate, Moss, Coffin
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of the surrounding terrain.|
Terrain: Wooden Floor, Carpet, Coffer, Stairs, Wooden Deck
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of water.|
Terrain: Marsh, Swamp, Poisonous Fen.
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of dust.|
Terrain: Sand, Stalactite, Salt Flat
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of snow.|
Terrain: Snow, Ice
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of wind.|
Terrain: Roof, Chimney
|A geomancy skill that inflicts damage with the power of magma.|
Terrain: Lava, Machinery
Reaction abilities[edit | edit source]
|Counterattack with a geomancy skill.||Physical Attack, Geomancy||300|
Support abilities[edit | edit source]
Attack Boost raises physical attack damage by 33%.
|Inflict greater damage with physical attacks.||400|
Movement abilities[edit | edit source]
With Ignore Terrain, moving through clear water does not decrease movement range. It does not eliminate penalty when moving through swamps during a storm, or protect against the poison effect of Poisonous Fens.
|Move unimpeded through watery terrain.||220|
(Move on Lava)
|Walk across and even stop on the surface of lava.||150|
Terrain tiles[edit | edit source]
Terrain plays an important role in for Geomancer's abilities. The player can learn the type of terrain and its required Geomancy ability of the particular terrain when pressing after cancelling from the unit's command menu.
The only place to find the terrain "Road" is on the map called Main Street of Lesalia. Since the map cannot be accessed normally, the tile has been dummied out. Standing on the Road tile and selecting Geomancy will attack with the Sinkhole ability. The "Ice" tile is dummied out completely, and is not found on any maps.
|Fine sand, dry to the touch.||Sandstorm||Yes|
|Stalactite||Nature's work, wrought over millennia.||Sandstorm||Yes|
|Grassland||Short grasses rise from the soil.||Tanglevine||Yes|
|A dense growth of thick grasses.||Tanglevine||Yes|
|Snow||A world of silvered wonder.||Snowstorm||Yes|
|An exposed length of rough stone.||Tremor||Yes|
|Gravel||Countless stones cover the ground.||Contortion||Yes|
|Wasteland||Desolate, windswept earth.||Sinkhole||Yes|
|A sodden bog.||Quicksand||Yes|
|Still waters cover the ground.||Quicksand||Yes|
|A stagnant pool of noisome water.||Quicksand||Yes|
|Rock composed of cooled lava.||Tremor||Yes|
|A man-made channel of water.||Torrent||Yes|
|River||The water runs swift and clear.||Torrent||Yes|
|Lake||No waves mar the lake's still surface.||Torrent||Yes|
|An expanse of boundless blue.||Torrent||Yes|
|Lava||An inferno of unrelenting heat.||Magma Surge||Yes|
|Road||A man-made thoroughfare.||Sinkhole||Yes|
|Wooden Floor||A simple wooden floor.||Will-o'-the-Wisp||Yes|
|A floor of carefully shaped stones.||Contortion||Yes|
|Roof||At its steepest, a treacherous place.||Wind Blast||Yes|
|Stone Wall||A wall of square-cut stones.||Contortion||Yes|
|Darkness||No ray of light penetrates the blackness.||None||No|
|The bed of an ancient lake.||Sandstorm||Yes|
|Book||Knowledge untold rests within.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|A carpet woven of thick wool.||Will-o'-the-Wisp||Yes|
|Tree||A tree much like any other.||Wind Slash||No|
|A sturdy container formed of joined planks.||Will-o'-the-Wisp||Yes|
|Brick||A building material surpassing stone in its hardness.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|Chimney||No smoke rises from the lifeless structure.||Wind Blast||Yes|
|A wall of earth and mortar more fragile than it appears.||Contortion||Yes|
|Bridge||A narrow path where advance and retreat are difficult. Potentially dangerous in battle.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|The plants float gently on the water's face||None||No|
|Stairs||Provides access to other floors.||Will-o'-the-Wisp||Yes|
|Ordinary trappings of a room.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|A living weave of infinite complexity.||Tanglevine||Yes|
|The boat's outermost deck.||Will-o'-the-Wisp||Yes|
|Curious sounds rise from within.||Magma Surge||Yes|
|Iron Plate||This plate appears extremely thick.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|Moss||Glows with a fey light.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|Silent memorial to the dead.||Contortion||Yes|
|Waterfall||A tremendous curtain of water.||Torrent||Yes|
|Coffin||The dead are best left undisturbed.||Wind Slash||Yes|
|Cross Section||The cross section of a wall, pillar, or the like.||None||No|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Geomancer appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Backup and Forward cards.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Geomancer appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Geomancy (Greek: γεωμαντεία, "earth divination") is a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground or the patterns formed by tossed handfuls of soil, rocks, or sand. Geomancy is derived from the roots geo- (Earth) and -mancy (prophecy). Geomancy was one of the original ways to translate Feng Shui, since it predicts things by the elements similar to astrology with the stars.
Its Japanese name, Fūsui or Fūsuishi (風水士), refers to the Chinese feng shui. Feng shui is the Chinese studying of the direction, geography and/or weather to calculate the individual's fortune who resides or works in that place. Bells are used in the craft as instruments to dispel negative energy and stimulate positive energy.