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The Technicks part of the License Board.

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

Rabanastran
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The Technicks (, Waza?, lit. Skills) skillset in Final Fantasy XII differs slightly in the original version compared to the Zodiac releases. All characters can learn the same skills due to its lack of unique classes. A Technicks skill must be bought from a shop before becoming available to the party, but for a character to be able to use the skill, they must first buy the appropriate license using License Points. Unlike magicks skills, Technicks skills require no MP.

Using Technicks for over 100 times unlocks Vayne's sprite to the Sky Pirate's Den and earns the player the title of Premier Prestidigitator. Buying every Technicks skill adds Vossler's sprite and the title Jack-of-all-Trades.

Mechanics[]

While some offensive Technicks skills always hit, most techs have a base hit chance, which is:

[1]

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

[1]

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

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 Enemy No 3 Yes Partial 30 Physical None Always No No No Steal(15 LP)
Steal from one foe.

Effect: Steal item(s) from an enemy. Improved by Thief's Cuffs. See here for mechanics.
Cost: 1,600 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 1], Vaan initially

Libra Self No Single No 10 Magick None Always No No No Libra(20 LP)
Reveal more detailed target information.

Effect: Makes user able to view detailed information of a targeted enemy, as well as hidden traps. Reveals the HP, elemental weaknesses, and status enhancements/ailments of most targeted enemies. Most bosses, Marks and Rare Game are immune.
Cost: 500 gil
Location: Rabanastre

Poach Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 50 Physical None 80% Yes No No Poach(30 LP)
Capture HP Critical foes to obtain loot.

Effect: Captures a HP Critical foe to obtain 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 can't be poached.
Cost: 7,000 gil
Location: Nalbina, Rabanastre[note 2], Bhujerba

First Aid 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. Always misses if ally's HP is not critical.
Cost: 700 gil
Location: Nalbina, Rabanastre[note 3], Balthier initially

Telekinesis Enemy No 10 Single Yes 50 Physical None 75% 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.
Cost: 7,100 gil
Location: Necrohol of Nabudis[note 4]
Default: Vossler, Larsa, Reddas

Numerology Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 25 Physical None Yes 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: 2,048 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 5], Nalbina[note 6]

Souleater Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 35 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 (1.4 times more powerful than a regular physical attack). Restores HP to undead targets.
Cost: 6,400 gil
Location: Bhujerba[note 7], Rabanastre[note 5], Nalbina[note 8]

Sight Unseeing Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 25 Physical None 10% 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: 6,800 gil
Location: Jahara[note 9], Rabanastre[note 6], Nalbina[note 6]

Charm Enemy No 3 Single Yes 35 Physical None 50% Yes No No Charm(30 LP)
Cause one foe to confuse friend with foe.

Effect: Inflicts Confuse on one enemy.
Cost: 5,000 gil
Location: Jahara, Rabanastre[note 6], Nalbina[note 6]

Achilles Enemy No 10 Single Yes 55 Physical None 40% Yes No No Achilles(40 LP)
Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element.

Effect: Adds one additional elemental weakness to one enemy.
Cost: 8,800 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 10], Jahara, Nalbina[note 6]

Charge 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. If the skill fails, MP is reduced to 0. The amount restored ranges from the value of the user's level to 1.33 times that. The probability of missing is the percentage of the user's remaining MP plus 1%.
Cost: 1,700 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 2], Bhujerba, Nalbina[note 6]

Infuse Ally No 10 Single Yes 40 Physical None Always Yes No No Infuse(35 LP)
Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount.

Effect: Fully consumes users MP to set ally's HP to 10 times the amount of sacrificed MP.
Cost: 2,000 gil
Location: Jahara[note 9], Rabanastre[note 6], Nalbina[note 6], Archades

Gil Toss Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 45 Physical None Always No Inquisitor Yes Gil Toss(35 LP)
Throw gil, damaging all foes in range.

Effect: Throw Gil equivalent to the total remaining HP all members to deal a maximum of 9,999 damage split between all enemies in range. Always misses if the player does not possess enough gil and no gil is expended.
Cost: 2,000 gil
Location: Jahara, Rabanastre[note 6], Nalbina[note 6]

1000 Needles Enemy No 10 Single Yes 30 Physical None 70% No Inquisitor Yes 1000 Needles(35 LP)
Deal 1,000 damage to one foe.

Effect: Deal 1,000 damage to one enemy, ignoring Safety.
Cost: 7,000 gil
Location: Mosphoran Highwaste[note 6]

Revive 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 an KO'd ally to life and full HP.
Cost: 10,000 gil
Location: Balfonheim

Stamp Enemy Partial 10 Single Yes 55 Physical None 60% No No No Stamp(40 LP)
Inflict one foe with any status effects on the user.

Effect: Copies an active status effect aside from HP Critical from the user to another target.
Cost: 4,500 gil
Location: Archades

Shades of Black Enemy No 10 Single Yes 45 Magick Potency No Warmage No Shades of Black(40 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.
Cost: 5,000 gil
Location: Archades

Traveler Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 40 Physical None Always No Inquisitor No Traveler(65 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: 6,700 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 5], Nalbina[note 6]

Horology Enemy No 10 Circle 6 Yes 40 Physical None 70% No Warmage No Horology(55 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: Bhujerba, Rabanastre[note 5], Nalbina[note 6]

Bonecrusher Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 45 Physical None 45% 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: 700 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 6], Archades

Wither Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 45 Physical No 66% Yes No Yes Wither(35 LP)
Lower one foe's strength.

Effect: Reduces an enemy's strength by 50%.
Cost: 3,500 gil
Location: Balfonheim[note 4]

Addle Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 45 Physical No 66% Yes No Yes Addle(35 LP)
Lower one foe's magick power.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick power by 50%.
Cost: 3,500 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 6], Archades

Expose Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 45 Physical No 33% No No Yes Expose(35 LP)
Lower one foe's defense.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's defense by 10%.
Cost: 3,800 gil
Location: Balfonheim

Shear Enemy No Weapon Single Partial 45 Physical No 33% No No Yes Shear(35 LP)
Lower one foe's magick resist.

Effect: Reduces one enemy's magick resistance by 10%.
Cost: 3,600 gil
Location: Rabanastre[note 10], Jahara, Nalbina[note 6]

  1. Steal is up for sale in Rabanastre, but the player cannot buy it because they start the game with it. Including it in the shop may be developer oversight, and it was removed from the shop in the Zodiac versions.
  2. 2.0 2.1 After Barheim Passage
  3. After obtaining Sunstone and Penelo leaves.
  4. 4.0 4.1 After obtaining Treaty-Blade.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 After the Leviathan.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 After defeating Judge Bergan.
  7. After Ba'Gamnan in Lhusu Mines.
  8. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Bergan.
  9. 9.0 9.1 After visiting Eruyt Village.
  10. 10.0 10.1 After defeating Belias.

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 maltzsan (January 30, 2007). Final Fantasy XII Game Mechanics FAQ. Neoseeker. Archived from the original on 22nd August 2020.
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