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Monk job command. Turns bare fists into lethal weapons.
—Description

Martial Arts (拳術, Ken Jutsu?, lit. Fist Technique), also known as Punch Art and Punch Skill, is the action ability from Final Fantasy Tactics. It is used by the Monk. The abilities in Martial Arts involve dealing a lot of damage with bare fists. It features several ranged attacks (Aurablast, Shockwave), a reviving ability (Revive), and a healing ability which also restores MP (Chakra). Many of its skills calculate using the character's Physical Attack value, making it useful on nearly any warrior class.

Martial ArtsEdit

MechanicsEdit

The damage for Pummel is as follows:

$ 3.0 x Physical Attack x (random number from 1 to PWR) $

The damage for other attack skills are as follows:

$ 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack + PWR) $

The success rate of Doom Fist is as follows:

$ Magick Attack + PWR $

The success rate of all other abilities is as follows:

$ Physical Attack + PWR $

The amount of MP that Chakra heals is equal to half of the HP restored. The amount of HP that Chakra heals is as follows:

$ Physical Attack x PWR $

AbilitiesEdit

Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Cyclone
(Spin Fist (PS name))
1 2 Now 150
Turn in a circle, attacking with backhand blows.
Pummel
(Repeating Fist (PS name))
1 1 Now 300
Strike many times in quick succession.
Quote: "Fight for justice...fists of fury! Repeated Fist!"
Aurablast
(Wave Fist (PS name))
3 3 Now 300
Employ one's martial spirit to strike a distant foe.
Quote: "Burning anger rising... Burst! Wave Fist!"
Shockwave
(Earth Slash (PS name))
8 4 Now 600
Release spiritual energy mighty enough to rend the earth.
Element: Earth.
Quote: "Earth's anger running through my arms! Earth Slash!"
Doom Fist
(Secret Fist (PS name))
1 1 Now 300
Invite slow, certain death with blows to pressure points.
Effect: Doom.
Quote: "Cast down to hell with your fingers! Secret Fist!"
Purification
(Stigma Magic (PS name))
1 2 Now 200
Release positive energy to remove status ailments.
Removes: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Sleep, Immobilize, Disable.
Chakra 1 2 Now 350
Draw out the energy within the body's chakra points to restore HP and MP.
Revive 1 1 Now 500
Calls back dead units with a loud cry.
Removes: KO.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

TriviaEdit

  • In the PlayStation version, the quote for Pummel is "Fight for justice...fists of fury! Repeated Fist!" refers to Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury where Chen Zhen fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master's death.
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