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Soothsayers who can predict natural disasters - and direct them at foes.

Description

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[]

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[]

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
  • Doom
  • Still Wing - Stop

The rank chosen with the Predict command affects the MP cost and the time it takes for the ability to execute. Rank 1 costs 1 MP and takes very long for the prediction to come true, while rank 2 and rank 3 cost more MP (3 and 7 respectively), but have a shorter charge time. The attack used in the prediction depends on the last digit of the caster's current MP, whereas its power depends on the last digit of the target's current HP.

Predict Effect Targets Notes
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
Cleansing Attack Enemies Non-elemental

Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain a bonus to Magic Power.

Level-up abilities[]

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
Mobile/PC Name Condemn
Advance Name Condemn
AP Required 25
Type Command
Innate Y
Description Sentence a target to the effects of different spells.
Information Lets any Job use the Condemn command.
Level 2 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Predict
Advance Name Predict
AP Required 50
Type Command
Innate N
Description Foretell cataclysms.
Information Lets any Job use the Predict command.
Level 3 Ability
Mobile/PC Name ABP Up
Advance Name ABP Up
AP Required 150
Type Support
Innate N
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
AP Required 300
Type Support
Innate N
Description Easily evade enemies.
Information Enemies are very unlikely to appear with this equipped. Does not stack.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Oracle appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Wind-elemental Backup cards.

Triple Triad[]

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Oracle appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery[]

Etymology[]

An oracle is a person or agency considered to provide wise and insightful counsel, prophetic predictions, or precognition of the future inspired by the gods.

The job is called "Prophet" in Japanese. In religion, a 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.

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