A restless incorporeal spirit. A mere touch may suck the life from its target, causing debilitating status effects.


Ghosts in Final Fantasy Tactics are a genre of undead enemies. They float one space above the ground and can teleport within their enormous movement range. Being undead creatures, they absorb Dark-elemental attacks and are weak to Fire and Holy. They are among the most evasive monsters. They can be healed by Life's Anthem and Chakra.

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Rank I

Ghouls wear yellow robes, which are left behind upon their death.

Rank II
Ghast (Gust)

Ghasts are cloaked in red and have a bit more HP than Ghouls. The least dangerous type of ghost.

Rank III

Revenants are definitely the most dangerous of their breed. They have a wider movement range than both the Ghoul and Ghast and know Drain Touch. They have higher HP than other ghosts.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Monster Move Jump Phy. Evasion Rate Innate Abilities Common Poach Rare Poach
Ghoul 4 4 26% Cannot enter water, Levitate, Counter, Teleport Ether Kunai
Ghast 4 4 27% Cannot enter water, Levitate, Counter, Teleport Snowmelt Bomb Main Gauche
Revenant 5 4 28% Cannot enter water, Levitate, Counter, Teleport Hi-Ether Mythril Gun

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The damage formula for Ectoplasm is as follows:

The formula for success of status attacks are as follows:

Ability Ghoul Ghast Revenant Range Effect Vertical
Ectoplasm Yes Yes Yes 3 1 Infinite
Attack by striking with a mass of arcane power.
Sleep Touch Yes No No 1 1 2
Put the target in a deep sleep with a touch.
Effect: Sleep.
Oily Touch No* Yes No 1 1 2
Coat the target in oil with a greasy touch.
Effect: Oil.
Drain Touch No No* Yes 1 1 2
Drain HP from the target with a foul touch.
Zombie Touch No No No* 1 1 2
Corrupt the target's flesh, turning it undead.
Effect: Undead.

*Abilities can be learned by this race when a unit with the "Beastmaster" support ability is nearby.

Chocobo riding glitch[edit | edit source]

Ghosts are the only monsters that have the ability to ride chocobos. Though the enemies in the game will never do this, a player can mount an allied ghost onto an allied chocobo. However, the game does not have a chocobo-riding sprite for ghosts, so it simply uses a Stopped ghost sprite.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A ghost is the soul or spirit of a deceased person or animal that can appear, in visible form or other manifestation, to the living. Ghosts are generally described as solitary essences that haunt particular locations, objects, or people they were associated with in life, though stories of phantom armies, ghost trains, phantom ships, and even ghost animals have also been recounted.

Ghasts are a race of creatures in H. P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands.

Revenants are animated corpses or ghosts in Western folklore that are said to return from the dead to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is French (Fr. revenir, "to return") and means "one who returns".

A ghoul is a folkloric monster associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead.

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