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An engineer working to revive lost technologies, capable of firing guns highly accurately with the Aimed Shot ability.


Machinist, also known as Engineer, is a special job from Final Fantasy Tactics. Machinists use guns to disable foes from afar and can easily defeat undead enemies. It costs 3,080 JP to master.

This is Mustadio's default job, as well as the enemy character Barich's.


Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Guns Hats Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 4 10 18% Low Low High Low


Innate abilities[]


Machinist job command. Strike specific areas of the target's body to cause status effects.

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Leg Shot
(Leg Aim)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 200
Inflict damage to the legs, preventing movement.
Effect: Immobilize.
Success Rate: 50 + Speed
Arm Shot
(Arm Aim)
Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 300
Inflict damage to the arms, preventing weapon use and spell casting.
Effect: Disable.
Success Rate: 50 + Speed
Seal Evil Depends on equipped weapon 0 Now 200
Petrify the cursed beings known as the undead.
Effect: Stone.
Success Rate: 70 + Speed

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
(Monster Skill)
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
(Gained JP Up)
Increase the amount of JP earned in battle. 250

Movement abilities[]

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


Leg Shot.

The Machinist is a ranged support special job, focused on dealing physical damage with guns, and capable to crippling foes' movement and actions. Its superior range can be invaluable in many maps, allowing the Machinist to safely snipe enemies from afar. Its Leg Shot and Arm Shot can easily change the tide of battle, and can enable other jobs to deal more damage; Dragoons, in particular, can easily hit foes affected by Leg Shot. Mustadio is the only playable Machinist (should the player recruit him).

To get the most of the Machinist, improving speed is key, since its abilities' success rates depend on the user's Speed stat. The Archer's Adrenaline Rush is great in long fights, allowing the Machinist to gain +1 to his Speed whenever taking damage; it might be a bit counter-intuitive, however, since the Machinist will often be far away from other opponents and take minimal damage. Certain equipment can also raise Speed.

To offset its high range and powerful abilities, the Machinist suffers from low stats, except for its HP and physical evade. Its attack is significantly low, but can be augmented by various equipment pieces and abilities, such as the Geomancer's Attack Boost support ability. Furthermore, the Machinist can make great use of the Archer's Aim; by crippling the movement of its target with Leg Shot and following with Aim, the Machinist can deal respectable damage. The Machinist also benefits from the Dragoon's Ignore Elevation, allowing it to reposition in battle and find the most optimal spot to snipe its foes from safe distances.

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