Ravager (ブラスター, Burasutā?, lit. Blaster) is a role associated with Command Synergy Battle system, which first appeared in Final Fantasy XIII. They specialize in elemental abilities, including physical attacks and magic spells, and quickly building the target's chain gauge.
Ravagers specialize in focusing their attacks to build the foe's chain gauge. Most of them primarily use elemental magic like a traditional Black Mage, although some Ravagers can also do elemental physical attacks or even non-elemental attacks.
Ravagers specialize in focusing their attacks to build the foe's chain gauge. The Water element was removed, and Aquastrike was replaced by a Wind-elemental physical attack: Galestrike. Noel and Serah start out with Ravager, the latter of whose Full ATB skill belongs to this role: Ultima Arrow. There are also numerous Paradigm Pack monsters that serve as Ravagers. Lightning in the Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess DLC scenario has two roles based on the Ravager called Shaman (Wind-elemental physical attacks) and Mage (Lightning-elemental magic attacks). Caius Ballad can also assume the Ravager role, gaining Auto-Haste and Graviton, and focusing on attacking quickly and relentlessly. As a Ravager, Caius takes half damage from Magic.
Although Lightning, the only playable character, does not have access to the Ravager job anymore, she is able to learn most of the abilities available to Ravager. In addition, in his boss fight, Caius Ballad is able to assume the Ravager Stance, where he gains access to many powerful magical attacks and can combine the spells to form devastating magical combos after having charged sufficient energy. Noel uses some of the Ravager abilities in his boss fight. As an ally, Fang uses the physical elemental-strikes of the role.
Lightning utilizes Ravager role in her battle style.
While not appearing as a job, many Ravager abilities are available to Final Fantasy XIII Legend characters.
A ravager is a person who causes severe and extensive damage to, or is the destructive effects of something. From French ravage ("ravage, havoc, spoil").