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Technicks are skills that let you do things no Magicks can. Stealing treasures from your foes, staunching wounds... You should give 'em a try.

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Technicks (, Waza?, lit. Skills) are command abilities in Final Fantasy XII. These skills must be bought from a shop or found via treasure before becoming available to the party, but for a character to be able to use one, they must first buy the appropriate license using License Points. Unlike magicks, technicks require no MP.

The licenses in the Zodiac versions are limited to certain job classes; for example, 1000 Needles can be used by Bushi, Shikari and Archer. Sometimes the placement of the technicks licenses for each of the twelve job classes' License Boards requires the player to obtain Espers or Quickening licenses first. Since these licenses will disappear from other boards once selected, the player has to choose the licenses wisely, or risks not being able to use a technick. In the Zodiac versions, technicks are found almost entirely in treasure chests, with only the most basic being found in shops. As such, most shops offer the same set of technicks, and even those in towns not visited until towards the end of the game will not offer anything new.

Using technicks over 100 times unlocks Vayne's sprite to the Sky Pirate's Den and awards the "Premier Prestidigitator" trophy/achievement in The Zodiac Age. Acquiring every technick adds Vossler's sprite and the trophy "Jack-of-all-Trades".

Mechanics[]

While some offensive technicks always hit, most have a base hit chance, which is:

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If the user's level is greater than target's, the chance becomes:

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All damage dealt via technicks is physical in nature, except for Shades of Black, which is magickal. Technicks are unaffected by Reverse.

Because Shades of Black and Stamp cannot target allies, the player can no longer use them to reflect spells off of allies or inflict buffs. Shades of Black is also affected by the recategorization of Black Magicks; it no longer casts Ardor, and has a chance to cast Blind, Blindga, Silence, Silencega, Sleep, Sleepga, Poison, and Toxify. The odds between each spell appearing are also evened out more.

Ability list[]

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Name Target Flying CT Type Faith Modifier Accuracy MP Recovery Null Sleep Required License
Initial Switch(With L1 or R1) Range Area Base Safety(Nulled by Safety augment)
Steal
Original stats
Enemy No 3 Yes Partial 20 Physical None Always No No No Steal(20 LP)
Steal from one foe.

Effect: Steal item(s) from an enemy. Improved by Thief's Cuffs. See Steal mechanics here.
Cost:
Location: Vaan initially
Users: Machinist, Archer, Black Mage[note 1], Red Battlemage[note 2], Vaan, Balthier, Fran

Libra
Original stats
Self No Single No 10 Magick None Always No No No Libra(25 LP)
Reveal more detailed target information.

Effect: Reveals the HP, level, and elemental weaknesses of targeted enemies. Most bosses, Marks and Rare Game are immune. Also reveals hidden traps.
Cost: 400 gil
Location: Rabanastre, Giza Plains, Nalbina, Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand [note 3], Dyce, Mosphoran Highwaste [note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim [note 5], Trial Mode Stage 7 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Machinist, Monk, Archer, Shikari, White Mage[note 6], Bushi[note 7], Basch

Poach
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 30 Physical None 80% Yes No No Poach(30 LP)
Capture HP Critical foes to obtain loot.

Effect: Defeats a HP Critical foe to obtain unique loot, forfeiting EXP, LP, CP, Gil, and drops. Enemies have two slots for Poach items, a common item (95% chance) and an uncommon item (5%). Some enemies have the same item in both slots. Poach items are unaffected by battle chain. Enemies with the Safety augment cannot be poached.
Cost: 5,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 3], Nalbina[note 3], Bhujerba[note 3], Dalmasca Westersand[note 3], Dyce, Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 16 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Machinist, Time Battlemage, Archer, Black Mage[note 8]

First Aid
Original stats
Ally No 3 Single No 15 Physical None Always No No No First Aid(20 LP)
Restore HP to one HP Critical ally.

Effect: Heals an ally with critical health for a minor amount of health. Always misses if ally's HP is not critical.
Cost: 600 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 9], Giza Plains[note 9], Nalbina[note 9], Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand[note 3], Dyce, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 1 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Knight, Monk, Archer, Shikari, Balthier, Penelo, Larsa (Lamont)

Telekinesis
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 30 Physical None 80% No Inquisitor Yes Telekinesis(80 LP)
Deal ranged damage with melee weapons.

Effect: Deals ranged attacks with melee weapons. Always misses if used with a ranged weapon. Does not deal combo hits, and damage inflicted is randomized; the user's level and stats do not matter.
Cost:
Location: Cerobi Steppe (Old Elanise Road)
Users: Shikari, Knight [note 10], Black Mage[note 10], Vossler

Numerology
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 20 Physical None No Inquisitor No Numerology(40 LP)
Deal damage that increases with successive hits.

Effect: Damage doubles and accuracy decreases with each successive hit. Both reset upon missing. See here for details.
Cost:
Location: Lhusu Mines (Transitway 1)
Users: Machinist, Monk, Time Battlemage, White Mage[note 11]

Souleater
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor No Souleater(35 LP)
Consume HP to deal damage to one foe.

Effect: Consume 20% of your maximum HP to damage one ground-based enemy (1.7 times more powerful than a regular physical attack). Restores HP to undead targets.
Cost: 6,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 12], Nalbina[note 12], Bhujerba[note 12], Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 42 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Uhlan, Red Battlemage, Knight, White Mage[note 13], Monk[note 14], Bushi[note 13], Vossler

Sight Unseeing
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 25 Physical None 20% Yes No Yes Sight Unseeing(40 LP)
Unleash an attack only available when blind.

Effect: Causes the enemy's HP to drop to a random number between 0 and 8; only usable while Blinded.
Cost:
Location: Zertinan Caverns (Canopy of Clay)
Users: Knight, Foebreaker, Bushi, Monk[note 15], Reddas

Charm
Original stats
Enemy No 3 Single Yes 60 Physical None 90% Yes No No Charm(30 LP)
Cause one foe to confuse friend with foe.

Effect: Inflicts Confuse on one enemy.
Cost:
Location: Salikawood (Quietened Trace)
Users: Uhlan, Machinist, Archer, Black Mage

Achilles
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None 50% Yes No No Achilles(40 LP)
Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element.

Effect: Adds one additional elemental weakness to one enemy.
Cost:
Location: Garamsythe Waterway (No. 4 Cloaca Spur (Drained))
Users: White Mage, Uhlan, Machinist, Monk, Archer

Charge
Original stats
Self No Single No 40 Physical None No No No Charge(30 LP)
Restore user's MP. If the technick fails, MP is reduced to 0.

Effect: Restores amount of user's MP and charges the Mist bar. If the skill fails, MP is reduced to 0, but the Mist bar does not reset. The amount restored ranges from the value of the user's level to 1.5 times that minus 1. The probability of missing is the percentage of the user's remaining MP plus 1%.
Cost: 1,500 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 16], Nalbina[note 16], Bhujerba, Dreadnought Leviathan, Dalmasca Westersand[note 3], Dyce, Jahara, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 12 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: White Mage, Red Battlemage, Time Battlemage, Black Mage

Infuse
Original stats
Ally No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None Always Yes No No Infuse(30 LP)
Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount.

Effect: Fully consumes user's MP to set ally's HP to 10 times the amount of sacrificed MP.
Cost:
Location: Dreadnought Leviathan (Sub-control Room) or Ogir-Yensa Sandsea (Platform 1 - East Tanks)
Users: Uhlan, Knight, Foebreaker, Bushi, Archer[note 17]

Gil Toss
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor Yes Gil Toss(30 LP)
Throw gil, damaging all foes in range.

Effect: Throw gil equivalent to the total remaining HP all members to deal a maximum of 10,000 damage split between all enemies in range. Always misses if the player does not possess enough gil and no gil is expended.
Cost:
Location: Draklor Laboratory (70th Floor - Room 7002 East) or Pharos - Second Ascent (Station of Ascension)
Users: Machinist, Archer, Bushi, Shikari[note 18]

1000 Needles
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 25 Physical None 100% No Inquisitor Yes 1000 Needles(35 LP)
Deal 1,000 damage to one foe.

Effect: Deal 1,000 fixed damage to one enemy.
Cost:
Location: Sochen Cave Palace (Falls of Time)
Users: Bushi, Shikari, Archer[note 17], Reddas

Revive
Original stats
Ally No 3 Single No 25 Physical None Always No No No Revive(40 LP)
Fully consume user's HP, reviving and fully restoring HP of one KO'd ally.

Effect: Sacrifice self to restore a KO'd ally to life and full HP.
Cost:
Location: Paramina Rift (Spine of the Icewyrm)
Users: Uhlan, Monk, Archer, Shikari, Knight[note 19]

Stamp
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None 80% No No No Stamp(40 LP)
Inflict one foe with any status effects on the user.

Effect: Copies all active harmful status effects and their durations aside from HP Critical from the user to one foe.
Cost:
Location: Mosphoran Highwaste (Rays of Ashen Light)
Users: White Mage, Machinist, Time Battlemage, Bushi[note 20], Shikari[note 14], Reddas

Shades of Black
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Single Yes 35 Magick Potency No Warmage No Shades of Black(70 LP)
Cast a random black magick on one foe.

Effect: Casts a random Black Magick spell on one enemy, including ones the user has not yet learned. Each possible spell has equal probability of being cast.
Cost:
Location: Tomb of Raithwall (Cloister of Flame)
Users: Uhlan, Monk, Archer, Bushi, Foebreaker[note 6], Shikari[note 13], Larsa (Lamont)

Traveler
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None Always No Inquisitor No Traveler(50 LP)
Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range.

Effect: Deals damage to all enemies in range based on total steps taken. See here for calculation.
Cost: 4,800 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 21], Nalbina[note 21], Bhujerba[note 21], Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 31 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Machinist, Archer, Shikari, Monk[note 1], Foebreaker[note 1], Vossler

Horology
Original stats
Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 30 Physical None 90% No Warmage No Horology(50 LP)
Deal damage based on a factor of time to all foes in range.

Effect: Damages all enemies in range based on game time. See here for calculation.
Cost: 2,000 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 22], Nalbina[note 22], Bhujerba[note 22], Dalmasca Westersand[note 3], Dyce, Jahara, Eruyt Village, Mt Bur-Omisace, Mosphoran Highwaste[note 4], Phon Coast, Archades, Balfonheim[note 5], Trial Mode Stage 22 treasure (with Diamond Armlet)
Users: Machinist, Time Battlemage, Foebreaker[note 23]

Bonecrusher
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical None 60% Yes No Yes Bonecrusher(30 LP)
Consume HP to reduce the HP of one foe to 0

Effect: Consumes between 0 and all but 1 of the user's HP to reduce the HP of one enemy to 0. The user's HP is reduced to 0 if the attack misses, aside from when the attack has been nullified.
Cost:
Location: Henne Mines (Phase 1 Dig)
Users: Monk, Bushi, Uhlan[note 2], Shikari[note 2], Reddas

Wither
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical No 45% No No Yes Wither(50 LP)
Lower one foe's strength.

Effect: Reduces an enemy's strength by 30% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Pharos - Subterra (Abyssal - North)
Users: Monk, Foebreaker, Uhlan[note 6], Vossler

Addle
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 Physical No 45% No No Yes Addle(50 LP)
Lower one foe's magick power.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick power by 30% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Henne Mines (Special Charter Shaft)
Users: Foebreaker, Archer, Time Battlemage[note 24], Vossler

Expose
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 40 Physical No 70% No No Yes Expose(50 LP)
Lower one foe's defense.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's defense by 10% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Lhusu Mines (Site 9)
Users: Monk, Foebreaker, Uhlan[note 10], Vossler

Shear
Original stats
Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 40 Physical No 70% No No Yes Shear(35 LP)
Lower one foe's magick resist.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick resistance by 10% plus 1.
Cost:
Location: Barheim Passage (The Zeviah Span)
Users: Foebreaker, Archer, Time Battlemage[note 24], Vossler

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Requires Zalera.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Requires Hashmal.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 After Ondore's Estate.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 After defeating Judge Bergan.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 After visiting the Draklor Laboratory.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Requires Cúchulainn.
  7. Requires Belias.
  8. Requires Zalera (aside from Vaan, Balthier, Fran).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 After obtaining Shadestone.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Requires Ultima.
  11. Requires Famfrit.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 After visiting Mt Bur-Omisace.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Requires Adrammelech.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Requires Exodus.
  15. Requires Zeromus.
  16. 16.0 16.1 After Ba'Gamnan in Lhusu Mines.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Requires Ultima or Zodiark.
  18. Requires Mateus.
  19. Requires Quickening (125 LP), Chaos or Zodiark.
  20. Requires Cúchulainn or Ultima.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 After defeating Belias.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 After the Leviathan.
  23. Requires Belias.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Requires Zeromus.

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Behind the scenes[]

Steal.

Automating stealing via the gambit system is something players strive to do, but the stealer will keep stealing even when the target has nothing to steal. Thus, many players opt to use Foe HP 100% gambit to only steal from newly met enemies. The developers have commented that they did not want to make stealing too convenient, and wanted to keep that element of trial-and-error and the "healthy player frustration" that "makes the game fun." Thus, the imperfect stealing with gambits has been left in the International and HD versions.[2]

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