Soothsayers who can predict natural disasters - and direct them at foes.
The Oracle is a job in the Game Boy Advance, mobile and Steam versions of Final Fantasy V, found in the secret sea chasm. The secret sea chasm can be entered with a submarine once all the four tablets in the Merged World have been collected; it is located underwater south of Phantom Village, and does not appear on the map.
The Oracle is the strongest mage job in the remakes, boasting the highest Magic Power, but it requires a secondary command to reliably damage enemies due to the unpredictable nature of its Condemn and Predict commands. The Oracle suffers from low Strength, and its inability to naturally equip any equipment to boost elemental attacks outside of the Holy element with staves.
Mastering Oracle for all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Prediction Machine".
Profile[edit | edit source]
Oracles dress in ornate robes and circlets with a crystal on the headgear. The job class's design concept seems to be based on the idea of how fortunetellers dress, in addition to artistic depictions of the Oracle of Delphi.
The Oracle, the Monk and the White Mage are the only jobs that cannot equip knives, as there is no "Equip Knives" ability. The only knife they can use is the Man-Eater if they first equip the "Equip Ribbons" ability gained from the Dancer.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Oracles have the highest Magic Power of any class. Condemn becomes faster as the job levels up. Both Condemn and Predict have a chance of benefiting the enemies rather than the party; as such they are risky commands.
Condemn has the following effects:
- Rejuvenation - HP restore
- Recuperation - Esuna
- Brimstone - Fire damage
- Black Frost - Ice damage
- Judgment - Thunder damage
- Salienta - Frog
- Still Wing - Stop
The level chosen with the Predict command affects which event occurs. Level 1 costs 1 MP and takes very long for the prediction to come true, while level 2 and level 3 cost more MP (3 and 7 respectively), but have a shorter charge time. The attack used in the prediction depends on the prediction that happened previously with that character, as well as the last digit of the caster's MP at the time the prediction comes true. The power depends on the last digit of the character's HP at the time the prediction comes true.
|Pestilence||Attack||Party||Poison (element), may inflict Poison (status)|
|Healing Wind||Support||Party||Cures HP and status effects|
|Blessing||Support||Party||Cures HP, may cause Regen (status)|
|Divine Judgement||Support & attack||Enemies & party||Holy (element): Cures party, damages enemies|
|Deluge||Attack & debuff||Enemies & party||Water (element), may inflict Toad (status)|
|Eruption||Attack & debuff||Enemies & party||Fire (element), may inflict Sap (status)|
|Hurricane||Attack & debuff||Enemies & party||Wind (element), may inflict Silence (status)|
|Rockslide||Attack||Enemies & party||Earth (element)|
|Starfall||Attack||Enemies & party||May inflict instant-death|
Level-up abilities[edit | edit source]
The job's innate command ability is Condemn, but leveling the job up allows the player to equip it on other jobs as well.
|Level 1 Ability|
|Description||Sentence a target to the effects of different spells.|
|Information||Lets any Job use the Condemn command.|
|Level 2 Ability|
|Information||Lets any Job use the Predict command.|
|Level 3 Ability|
|Mobile/PC Name||ABP Up|
|Advance Name||ABP Up|
|Description||Gain one and a half times the ABP per battle.|
|Information||Gain 1.5x ABP from battles.|
|Level 4 Ability|
|Mobile/PC Name||Read Ahead|
|Advance Name||Read Ahead|
|Description||Easily evade enemies.|
|Information||Enemies are very unlikely to appear with this equipped. Does not stack.|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
The Oracle job from Final Fantasy V appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.
Oracle appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
oracle is a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel, prophetic predictions, or precognition of the future inspired by the gods.An
The job is called "Prophet" in Japanese. prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people.In religion, a