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An assassin able to corrupt the laws of nature by speaking the words of forbidden Nether Mantra.

Description

Netherseer, also known as Hell Knight, is a special job from Final Fantasy Tactics. Marach's unique job, the Netherseer is based on a lack of Faith and uses disbelief in Gods to randomly strike enemies. It costs 2,850 JP to master this job.

Stats[]

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Staves, Poles Hats Clothes, Robes No
HP MP Attack Magic Speed Move Jump Front Evasion
100% 110% 105% 100% 110% 3 3 8%

Abilities[]

Nether Mantra[]

Netherseer job command. Attacks with a power that does not rely upon faith.

Description

Nether Mantra's damage depends on both the caster's and target's Faith; the lower, the more effective (the inverse of regular magicks). Faith and Atheist still work normally (Faith raises damage while Atheist nullifies).

On the original PlayStation version, each cast randomly strikes 1–6 times within the area of effect. A strike can hit an empty tile.

In War of the Lions versions, the spells are improved:

  • Damage was increased.
  • Each cast has 1–10 strikes.
  • The number of strikes is biased toward the average: 5% for 1, 2, 9, or 10 strikes; 10% for 3, 4, 7, or 8; 20% for 5 or 6.
  • Each strike has a >50% chance of striking the center tile.
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Hell's Wrath
(Heaven Bitback)
4 2 34 0
A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with lightning within the area of effect.
Element: Lightning.
Damage: (22 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "Deadly rumbles, strike from the sky! Heaven Bitback!"
Nether Ashura
(Asura Back)
4 2 25 200
A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with fire within the area of effect.
Element: Fire.
Damage: (37 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "Flames, gather and destroy! Asura Back!"
Nether Blade
(Dia Sword Back)
4 2 20 300
A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with wind within the area of effect.
Element: Wind.
Damage: (40 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "Clear with a mighty breeze! Dia Sword Back!"
Nether Maelstrom
(Dragon Pit Back)
4 2 17 400
A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with water within the area of effect.
Element: Water.
Damage: (46 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "Cut open the water filled sky and pour! Dragon Pit Back!"
Corporeal Void
Space Str Back)
4 2 20 500
A mantra that inflicts status effects with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with statuses within the area of effect.
Effect: Blind, Confuse, Silence, Toad, Poison, Slow, Sleep.
Damage: (27 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "All becomes illusion after the evening-bell! Space Str Back!"
Impiety
(Sky Demon Back)
4 2 15 600
A mantra that attacks with words of enlightenment. Randomly strikes with earth within the area of effect.
Element: Earth.
Damage: (75 + Magic Attack) x ( 0.5 x Magic Attack ) x ((100-Faith)/100) x ((100-TargetFaith)/100)
Quote: "Underground souls, rumble! Quake! Sky Demon Back!"

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
Beastmaster
(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

Overview[]

Nether Asura.

The Netherseer is a magick-based special job focused on dealing elemental damage in an area at no MP cost, which, unlike its counterpart, the Skyseer, its damage depends upon both the caster's and target's Faith: the lower, the more effective (the inverse of regular magicks). It has balanced stats, not excelling at any attribute. Its Nether Mantra is unique as its magickal abilities are the only ones in the game, other than the Skyseer's Sky Mantra and Dragonkin’s holy breath, capable of hitting multiple times, although at random. Due to the Faith interaction, the Netherseer can potentially outdamage the Skyseer. Marach is the only playable Netherseer (should the player recruit him).

To Netherseer is offset by its average stats, and, most importantly, inconsistent damage output from Nether Mantra's abilities, as it strikes randomly within the reticle's tiles; to get the most of these abilities, enemies must be clustered together to increase the chance of hitting them. The Netherseer can be equipped with various equipments and abilities to augment its magickal attack, to make sure every hit counts. Black Mage's Arcane Strength support ability is particularly effective. Alternatively, Marach can be made into a Black Mage with Nether Mantra as his secondary job command to further increase his magickal attack.

Other appearances[]

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Etymology[]

In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of torment and punishment in an afterlife.

Nether comes from Old English niþera or neoþera, meaning "down, downwards, below, beneath."

The spell names are based on Skyseer's spells. See here for more etymology details.

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