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Machinist is an ability type in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and part of the Other category.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Machinist school centers on afflicting enemies with status ailments at lower levels, with abilities that increase in power if the target is afflicted with the corresponding status already. At higher levels Machinist skills strike enemies with elemental blows and lower their resistance to elemental damage. All Machinist abilities are treated as ranged attacks, regardless of the user's equipped weapon.

Notable abilities in the Machinist school include: Bio Grenade, which deals poison damage to all enemies and can inflict Poison; Rapid Fire, which deals ten attacks to random targets; the "Offering" series of attacks that lower a target's elemental resistance; the "Snipe" series of attacks that hit a target for six hits of elemental damage; and the Rarity 6 ability Penalty Snipe.

List of Machinist abilities[edit | edit source]

Rarity 4[edit | edit source]

Users: DeschNoctisCaterRenoTyroLagunaKingCid (XIV)MustadioEdgarPromptoCid (IV)ZidaneShelkeSazhCid (VII)BalthierRikkuSetzerVincentBarret

Record spheres: FarisIrvineCater

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Blind Shell
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.90 None Blind (60%) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Lightning Orbx3 Greater Dark Orbx3
Deal ranged physical damage to one target, with a high chance to Blind it. Deals more damage to Blinded targets.
Power is 2.40 if target is inflicted with Blind
Silence Shell
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.90 None Silence (60%) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Lightning Orbx3 Greater Ice Orbx3
Deal ranged physical damage to one target, with a high chance to Silence it. Deals more damage to Silenced targets.
Power is 2.40 if target is inflicted with Silence
Poison Shell
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.90 None Poison (60%) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Fire Orbx3 Greater Ice Orbx3
Deal ranged physical damage to one target, with a high chance to Poison it. Deals more damage to Poisoned targets.
Power is 2.40 if target is inflicted with Poison
Confuse Shell
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.90 None Confuse (60%) Greater Ice Orbx5 Greater Lightning Orbx3 Greater Dark Orbx3
Deal ranged physical damage to one target, with a high chance to Confuse it. Deals more damage to Confused targets.
Power is 2.40 if target is inflicted with Confuse. Does not remove Confuse upon attacking Confused targets

Rarity 5[edit | edit source]

Users: DeschCaterRenoTyroLagunaKingCid (XIV)MustadioEdgarPromptoCid (IV)SazhCid (VII)BalthierRikkuSetzerVincent

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Bio Grenade
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 2x 1.20 None Poison (20%) Major Power Orbx10 Major Fire Orbx6 Major Earth Orbx6
Deal two ranged physical poison attacks to all enemies, with a moderate chance to Poison them.
Rapid Fire
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 10x 0.35 None None Major Ice Orbx10 Major Fire Orbx6 Major Lightning Orbx6
Deal ten ranged physical attacks to random targets.
Spark Offering
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 2x 1.00 Lightning Imperil Lightning (35%, 15s) Major Ice Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Lightning Orbx6
Deal two ranged physical lightning attacks to one target, with a moderate chance to temporarily lower its lightning resistance a small amount.
Flame Offering
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 2x 1.00 Fire Imperil Fire (35%, 15s) Major Fire Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Lightning Orbx6
Deal two ranged physical fire attacks to one target, with a moderate chance to temporarily lower its fire resistance a small amount.
Frost Offering
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 2x 1.00 Ice Imperil Ice (35%, 15s) Major Ice Orbx10 Major Black Orbx6 Major Lightning Orbx6
Deal two ranged physical ice attacks to one target, with a moderate chance to temporarily lower its ice resistance a small amount.
Tempest Snipe
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 6x 0.57 Lightning None Major Lightning Orbx10 Major Black Orbx6 Major Wind Orbx6
Deal six ranged physical lightning attacks to one target.
Burning Snipe
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 6x 0.57 Fire None Major Fire Orbx10 Major Lightning Orbx6 Major Wind Orbx6
Deal six ranged physical fire attacks to one target.
Freezing Snipe
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 6x 0.57 Ice None Major Ice Orbx10 Major Lightning Orbx6 Major Wind Orbx6
Deal six ranged physical ice attacks to one target.

Rarity 6[edit | edit source]

Unlocking access to Rarity 6 Machinist abilities requires the individual character to be at Level 65 and have their second level cap broken, unlocking their Record Spheres. The player can then use Machinist Motes to unlock access to Rarity 6 Machinist. Note that only characters with innate access to Rarity 5 Machinist will have the Empowered Sphere that includes access to Rarity 6 Machinist; characters who must use their Record Spheres to access Rarity 5 have no Empowered Sphere for Machinist and cannot access Rarity 6.

Users: DeschCaterRenoTyroLagunaKingCid (XIV)MustadioEdgarPromptoCid (IV)SazhCid (VII)BalthierRikkuSetzerVincent

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Penalty Snipe
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2 (+2) Physica 1.65s 3x 1.00 None None Ice Crystalx10 Lightning Crystalx6 Dark Crystalx6 (Note that this ability cannot be crafted, and is received from Empowered Spheres. These are the base components as extrapolated from its honing materials.)
Deal three physical attacks to all targets. Deals more damage for each debuff on the targets, up to three.
Power increases to 1.15, 1.25, and 1.35 for each debuff. Debuffs that increase power are: Poison, Silence, Paralyze, Confuse, Blind, Sleep, Berserk, Sap, Slow, and Stop

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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