The Black Robe.

Robes (ローブ, Roobu?) are a recurring type of body armor in the series. They are often used exclusively by magic-based jobs, like the White Mage, the Black Mage, and the Summoner. Examples of recurring robes in the series are the White Robe, the Black Robe, the Luminous Robe, and the Lordly Robes.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Robes appear as armor for the Black Mage and White Mage classes.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Only two robes appear:

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

Robes appear as a type of armor preferred by mage-type jobs.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Robes can be equipped by Tellah, Porom, Palom, Rosa, Rydia, and Fusoya, though they are sometimes exclusive to some of these characters.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Icon. Robes can be equipped by magic-based jobs, such as White Mages, Black Mages, Time Mages, Summoners, Blue Mages, Red Mages, Chemists, Geomancers, Bards, Dancers, Oracles, Cannoneers, Necromancers, and Mimes.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Robes can be equipped by Terra, Celes, Mog, Gogo, Strago, and Relm, although the best are exclusive to the latter three.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

FFIX Robe Icon.png Robes can be equipped by mage characters like Dagger, Vivi, Eiko, and Quina.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

A subclass of the "body" category of equipment, they usually include mage-oriented armor for all Mages, Puppetmasters, and Scholars. Jobs like Dark Knight and Monk can equip some robes, but there isn't much reason to.

Higher level non-job specific robes include:

  • Morrigan's Robe
  • Errant/Mahatma Houppeelande
  • Oracle's Robe
  • Dalmatica
  • Ixion Cloak
  • Goliard Saio
  • Shadow Coat

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Robes appear as mystic armor, and can be equipped by any character as long as they have purchased the necessary licenses. This is the weakest type of armor, defense-wise, but is good for mage characters, since it provides the greatest magick defense and magick power boosts.

List of mystic armor:

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Kytes and Ashe can equip robes. They have high Magick Defense and low Defense.

List of Kytes's robes: List of Ashe's coats/robes:
  • Samite Coat
  • Carmagnole
  • Cleric's Robes
  • Glimmering Robes

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Robes can be equipped by mage jobs, as well as Knights.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Robes can be equipped by any magic-related jobs.

List of robes:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Robes can only be equipped by magic-related jobs.

List of robes:

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

There are only two robes and are NPC armor and cannot be equipped by the player.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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