Scholars can examine enemies and spot their weak points. They can also enhance the effects of items they use. They can dispel magic effects from enemies they've studied. Surprisingly enough, these bookworms can also use magic!

Description

The bearer of this certificate possesses encyclopedic knowledge of the world and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Scholar.

Mastery certificate description

The Scholar is a job class in Final Fantasy III. It is 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.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

NES version[edit | edit source]

  • Command ability - Scan

Scan checks the enemy's weaknesses.

  • Command ability - Peep

Peep checks the enemy's HP.

3D versions[edit | edit source]

  • Command Ability - White and Black Magic Levels 1 - 3
Level White Magic Level Black Magic
1 Cure Poisona Sight 1 Fire Blizzard Sleep
2 Aero Toad Mini 2 Thunder Poison Blind
3 Cura Teleport Blindna 3 Fira Blizzara Thundara

Study can check both an enemy's HP and weaknesses, but it can also remove any beneficial status effects, similar to the effect of both Libra and Erase.

All items used by the scholar have doubled potency, although this works only in battle, as items used in the menu screen are not used by a specific character.

Stat growth[edit | edit source]

Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind
NES version 3D versions
1 10 10 1 15 4 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 17 17 2 22 7 10 10 10 9 11 9
20 23 23 4 31 10 20 16 17 12 20 14
30 30 30 5 39 13 30 22 24 15 30 18
40 36 36 7 48 17 40 28 31 19 40 22
50 43 43 8 56 20 50 34 38 22 50 26
60 49 49 9 65 23 60 40 44 25 60 29
70 56 56 11 73 26 70 46 51 29 70 33
80 63 63 12 82 29 80 52 58 32 80 37
90 69 69 14 90 31 90 58 65 35 90 41
99 75 75 15 98 35 99 63 71 38 99 45

MP growth[edit | edit source]

Level Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8
3D versions
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 15 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 20 7 3 0 0 0 0 0
50 25 10 5 0 0 0 0 0
60 29 13 7 0 0 0 0 0
70 34 17 9 0 0 0 0 0
80 39 20 12 0 0 0 0 0
90 44 23 14 0 0 0 0 0
99 48 26 15 0 0 0 0 0

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Weapons
Books

Armor[edit | edit source]

Armor
Head Body Arms

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Artniks[edit | edit source]

The Scholars appearance as a character card.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Scholar appears with Fire-, Ice-, Lightning-, and Water-elemental cards. All four playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

Triple Triad (Portal App)[edit | edit source]

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Scholar has a Triple Triad card.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Final Fantasy III marks the first appearance of the Scholar job class, as well as the first use of books as a weapon type.
  • The Scholar makes a small cameo in Dissidia Final Fantasy as a tutor from the in-game manuals.
  • In the 3D versions, the researchers in Saronia and the Ancient Ruins resemble the Scholar from the NES version.
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