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Artwork of Wol as a Master Monk from Mobius Final Fantasy.

The Master (スーパー モンク, Sūpā Monku?, lit. Super Monk), also known as the Master Monk, is a recurring job from the series, serving as an upgraded form of the recurring Monk job. While it lacks a proper command set in battle, the Master makes up for that weakness with its powerful base physical attacks. The job is often associated with the original Final Fantasy.

While similar in concept, the recurring Black Belt job and Master Monk job from the Ivalice titles are not the same job as the Master.


Final Fantasy[]

The Master's sprite from Final Fantasy (Pixel Remaster}.

The Master is the upgraded form of the Monk job. Like the Monk, the Master deals twice as many hits when attacking enemies unarmed. Unlike its previous form, the Master gains more magic defense growth when leveling up.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

The Master's sprite in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Master is the job of the Master character based on the Final Fantasy version of the job. It is a physical attack job that utilizes Combat and Monk abilities in battle. It retains its appearance from the WonderSwan Color version of Final Fantasy.

Mobius Final Fantasy[]

When technique and body are trained to enlightenment, the true master awakens.

The pinnacle of monk training.
This job's skilled fists excel at both Breaks and Attacks.

May choose between Breaker and Attacker roles at higher levels.

In-game description

The Master Monk was a high leveled Monk job players could obtain from the game's card summon feature. The job could only be used by Wol. Due to its immense Attack and Break Power potential, it could serve the role of a powerful DPS or Breaker in combat. Its Ultimate was Final Heaven, a powerful area attack that dealt heavy damage to foes.

In addition, when Wol's job was set to the Master Monk, it would change his battle theme.

Behind the scenes[]

The original Famicom version of Final Fantasy III was planned to include upgraded jobs like the first entry, with the Master set to appear once again after the events of the Water Crystal. A stronger version of the Master; known as the Hyper Monk, was also set to appear. [1] However, due to some of the staff finding the job change sprites "scary" from their cute previous forms in the original NES release of Final Fantasy, the idea of the class change upgrades were abandoned in future games by Hiromichi Tanaka.[2] [3] The Master was ultimately dropped from the final product, and the Hyper Monk would be revamped into the Black Belt job.[4]



A monk is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be a person who decided to dedicate his life to serving all other living beings, or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his life in prayer and contemplation. The concept is ancient and can be seen in many religions and in philosophy.