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Royal mages, trained in all forms of magic.


Runeseeker is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance available to Babus Swain. Runeseekers follow the same stat growth as Sages, and wield maces in combat. Babus cannot learn any new abilities by wielding maces and, by default, can only have Item as his second A-Ability.


Like Sages, the Runeseeker job has the highest MP growth, but is tied with Paladins, Templars, and nu mou Illusionists for slowest speed growth. Compared to other nu mou, Babus has high HP, Attack and Magic Power, allowing him to be equally effective with magic spells and physical attacks, but his Defense and Resistance are mediocre.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
7.6 B 8.8 S 8.4 B+ 7.6 B+ 9.2 A- 7.6 D+ 0.8 E



Runeseeker command. Use all forms of magic.

Skill MP Power Range
Explode 24 40 3
Explosive magical power. Deals enormous damage.
Stillness 24 3
Freezes time and space to stop units in an area.
Quarter 10 3
Small gravity field. Saps 1/4 of target's HP.
Demi 24 3
Gravity field. Saps 1/2 of target's HP.


Skill Effect
Counter Follows up enemy attack with a counterattack.


Skill Effect
Weapon Def+ Reduces damage from weapon attacks.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Rune Seeker appears on a gold card.



Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter. Historic anthropology regarding the Germanic and Norse peoples that used runes also note that the language was also highly used in magical practices related to these cultures, whether it be in divination, enchantment, and incantation.

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