Harley, from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, is a Scholar.

Scholar (学者, Gakusha?) is a recurring job in the Final Fantasy series. Experts in the theory of warfare, Scholars provide battlefield support and wear academic robes with mortar boards.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Scholars have access to both White and Black Magic, but with a far greater range of spells from which to choose—and often automatic access to sensory magic. The trade-off is a lack of offensive ability, Scholars go into battle armed with books or grimoires. Notable Scholars include Harley from Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and Gunther Schultz II from Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess. Typically, a Scholar wears an olive green coat and an academic hat, however nu mou Scholars wear purple robes with gold edges.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Scholar is a job gained from the Fire Crystal. Using their analytical prowess, scholars are able to analyze an enemy's HP and any existing weakness. They also use the mystical know-how of ancient tomes to damage enemies. Their extensive knowledge allows them to double the effects of items they use.

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

Harley makes an appearance as a Scholar-like class known as a Secretary. She has the abilities Piercing Sight and Gil Toss. Piercing Sight can give an enemy a new weakness and remove magic effects. Gil Toss does damage by throwing gil at all enemies based on Harley's level.

Harley also knows the following Band abilities:

  • Feast of the Land: Harley (Gil Toss) + Edward (Bardsong)
  • Wild Whip: Rydia (Attack, Whip) + Harley (Attack, Whip) + Izayoi (Attack, Whip)
  • Call Me Queen: Rydia (Attack, Whip) + Leonora (Attack, Whip) + Harley (Attack, Whip) + Izayoi (Attack, Whip)

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Scholar is a job class which is introduced in the Wings of the Goddess expansion. The Scholar class can cast both white and black magic, similar to the Red Mage job. Scholars have the exclusive ability to change weather conditions around the player, giving them and their allies various advantages for fights. The Grimoire can also be used by those of the Scholar class when they enter battle, and it grants them access to some additional spells.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Scholar is a Soul Crystal job. They travel alongside a Fairy familiar which assists them in casting defensive and enhancement based spells. The Scholar has access to the Arcanist's offensive magic attacks, which does give them fairly significant damage capability, but their primary focus is to keep the party safe with various protective and restoring buffs.

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

Scholar is a job exclusive to nu mou. They use books as weapons and their skills use the knowledge contained in these books for various effects. They are more of a situational job due to the fact that their damage-dealing skills (which have the same power as Illusions) don't discriminate between friend or foe.

Final Fantasy Tactics S[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Type-0[edit | edit source]

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Class Tenth moogle of the Cranberry Knights represents the Scholar class.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

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Scholar concentrates on weakening the enemy's attack and defense powers. They specialize in wielding books in battle.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

The Scholar appears as a character card.

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon[edit | edit source]

The Scholar class is available for Chocobo to use. The first few levels of the class give Chocobo abilities that give him information: using Libra to scan an enemy, filling out the map, or identifying any items in Chocobo's inventory. He also gets White Wind, which heals his health and Food meters, and spells that improve the effects of potions or spellbooks. The final ability, Truth, duplicates a random spell for the cost of 1 MP. This spell ranges from weak spells like Libra, all the way to Holy or Meteor.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Scholar appears with Ice-, Water-, Fire-, and Lightning-elemental cards.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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Scholar from Final Fantasy III has a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.

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