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A warrior, devoted to physical training, whose unarmed attacks are deadly. May use Martial Arts.

Monk is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics. They are front-line fighters who deal heavy physical damage. It costs 5200 JP to master in Final Fantasy Tactics and 5300 JP in Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions.

The Monk is one of the best jobs for high-Bravery characters. The Monk's Chakra ability can heal others, as well as replenish MP. A Monk can become very powerful without much effort. Via Ramza's brave-raising skills, the Monk to deal damage upwards of 999, with Bravery at 90.

To unlock this job, a unit must have Knight at level 3. Leveling Monk to level 3 unlocks Geomancer, and leveling it to level 4 along with Knight and Dragoon unlocks Samurai.


Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Lv. 3 Knight<
Lv. 2 Knight (PS version)
Nothing Nothing Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 4 9 20% High Average High Low


Innate abilitiesEdit

Martial ArtsEdit

Monk job command. Turns bare fists into lethal weapons.
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
(Spin Fist)
1 2 Now 150
Turn in a circle, attacking with backhand blows.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack)
(Repeating Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Strike many times in quick succession.
Damage: 3.0 x Physical Attack x (Random: 1 to 9)
Quote: "Fight for justice... fists of fury! Repeated Fist!"
(Wave Fist)
3 3 Now 300
Employ one's martial spirit to strike a distant foe.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack + 2)
Quote: "Burning anger rising... Burst! Wave Fist!"
(Earth Slash)
8 4 Now 600
Release spiritual energy mighty enough to rend the earth.
Element: Earth.
Damage: 0.5 x Physical Attack x (Physical Attack)
Quote: "Earth's anger running through my arms! Earth Slash!"
Doom Fist
(Secret Fist)
1 1 Now 300
Invite slow, certain death with blows to pressure points.
Effect: Doom.
Success Rate: 50 + Magic Attack
Quote: "Cast down to hell with your fingers! Secret Fist!"
(Stigma Magic)
1 2 Now 200
Release positive energy to remove status ailments.
Removes: Stone, Blind, Confuse, Silence, Berserk, Toad, Poison, Sleep, Immobilize, Disable.
Success Rate: 120 + Physical Attack
Chakra 1 2 Now 350
Draw out the energy within the body's chakra points to restore HP and MP.
Restore HP: 5 x Physical Attack
Restore MP: 5 x Physical Attack / 2
Revive 1 1 Now 500
Calls back dead units with a loud cry.
Removes: KO.
Restore HP: Restores 20% of Max HP
Success Rate: 70 + Physical Attack

Reaction abilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Critical: Recover HP
(HP Restore)
Recover HP when critically wounded. Critical 500
Counter Counterattack with a physical strike. Physical Attack 300
First Strike
Attack preemptively before being attacked. Physical Attack 1200/1300

Support abilitiesEdit

Brawler raises unarmed attack strength. It also increases effectiveness of Martial Arts abilities, success rate of Steal, and strength of Squire's Rush and Stone. It does not boost attack strength if a weapon is equipped, but still benefits Fundaments, Steal, and Martial Arts.

Name Description JP Needed
(Martial Arts)
Deliver more powerful unarmed attacks, even if not a monk. 200

Movement abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
(Move-HP Up)
Recover HP upon moving. 300

Other appearancesEdit

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

The Monk job appears a cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

KotC Monk

Monk appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.



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.


  • On 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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