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Nature-loving archers who can call on local wildlife for aid.


The Ranger, also known as Hunter, is a job in Final Fantasy V and part of the Fire Crystal job set, although the actual shard is found in a chocobo gullet later on.

The Ranger is the only job outside of the Freelancer and Gladiator that can equip bows, which allows them to deal full damage from the back row. While bows have a low accuracy compared to most other weapons (roughly 70% accuracy, if not lower), the Ranger gets around this with their innate Aim command, giving them 100% accuracy with any weapon. The Ranger has decent Strength but low Stamina, making them prone to magic attacks, as the Ranger has no way to boost Magic Defense.

Rapid Fire is among the most powerful physical commands in the game, which can be exploited in the notorious "Spellblade - Dual Wield - Rapid Fire" combo.

Mastering Ranger in all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Marksman".


The Ranger class represents animals and nature, and so the color green is used in their outfit. A feather is also donned by all characters, whether on headgear or alone. Lenna's costume resembles the Bard from Final Fantasy III.


The Ranger lacks innate support abilities, meaning that mastering it will have no benefits to the Freelancer or Mime class, but it is still an interesting job. Aim usually never misses, making it preferable to Attack, and Rapid Fire is almost a must-have for physical attackers end-game.

Aim cannot be used if the character is under Darkness. Aim can still miss if the character is equipped with a rod.

Rapid Fire's third and fourth hit will not dispel Sleep, Control, or Confuse, will not provoke any counters, and is unblockable. Any special abilities or effects weapons may have will not be activated when using Rapid Fire.

Equip Bows gives characters the Ranger's base Strength and Agility unless otherwise at a higher value.

Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Ranger's base Strength, Agility and Stamina unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job.

Level-up abilities[]

Aim is the Ranger's innate command ability, and they can equip bows by default. Leveling up the job allows the player to use these abilities on other jobs of the same character as well.

Level 1 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Animals
Advance Name Animals
Anthology Name Critt
AP Required 15
Type Command
Innate N
Description Gain the aid of woodland friends.
Information Lets any job use the Animals command. Depending on the user's level, an animal will appear and cause an effect.
Level 2 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Aim
Advance Name Aim
Anthology Name Aim
AP Required 45
Type Command
Innate Y
Description Raise the accuracy of attacks.
Information Lets any job use the Aim command. Using Aim causes the user to attack the target with the currently equipped weapon without missing.
Level 3 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Equip Bows
Advance Name Equip Bows
Anthology Name EqBow
AP Required 135
Type Support
Innate Y
Description Gain the ability to equip bows.
Information Any job with this ability will be able to equip Bows, and will gain their character's base Freelancer Strength +16 and Agility +12 if their default stats are lower.
Level 4 Ability
Mobile/PC Name Rapid Fire
Advance Name Rapid Fire
Anthology Name Sshot
AP Required 405
Type Command
Innate N
Description Perform four weaker attacks at once.
Information Lets any job use the Rapid Fire command. Attacks randomly four times for halved damage while ignoring target's Defense and Evasion.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

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



A ranger is an archetype found in many fantasy fiction and role-playing games. Rangers are usually associated with the wisdom of nature. Rangers tend to be wise, hardy, cunning, and perceptive in addition to being skilled woodsmen.