Technicks are skills that let you do things no Magicks can. Stealing treasures from your foes, staunching wounds... You should give 'em a try.
The Technicks (技, 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[edit | edit source]
While some offensive Technicks skills always hit, most techs have a base hit chance, which is:
If user's Lv is greater than target's Lv, the chance becomes:
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[edit | edit source]
|Name||Target||Flying||CT||Type||Faith Modifier||Accuracy||MP Recovery||Null Sleep||Required License|
|Initial||Switch With or||Range||Area||Base||Safety Nulled by Safety augment|
|Steal from one foe.|
|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.
|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.
|First Aid||Ally||No||3||Single||No||15||Physical||None||Always||No||No||No||First Aid20 LP|
|Restore HP to one HP Critical ally.|
|Deal ranged damage with melee weapons.|
|Numerology||Enemy||No||10||Circle 6||Yes||25||Physical||None||―||Yes||Inquisitor||No||Numerology40 LP|
|Deal damage that increases with successive hits.|
|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.
|Sight Unseeing||Enemy||No||Weapon||Single||Partial||25||Physical||None||10%||Yes||No||Yes||Sight Unseeing40 LP|
|Unleash an attack only available when blind.|
|Cause one foe to confuse friend with foe.|
|Render one foe vulnerable to an additional element.|
|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%.
|Fully consume user's MP, changing one ally's HP to 10 times that amount.|
|Gil Toss||Enemy||No||10||Circle 6||Yes||45||Physical||None||Always||No||Inquisitor||Yes||Gil Toss35 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.
|1000 Needles||Enemy||No||10||Single||Yes||30||Physical||None||70%||No||Inquisitor||Yes||1000 Needles35 LP|
|Deal 1,000 damage to one foe.|
|Fully consume user's HP, reviving and fully restoring HP of one KO'd ally.|
|Inflict one foe with any status effects on the user.|
|Shades of Black||Enemy||No||10||Single||Yes||45||Magick||Potency||―||No||Warmage||No||Shades of Black40 LP|
|Cast a random black magick on one foe.|
|Traveler||Enemy||No||10||Circle 6||Yes||40||Physical||None||Always||No||Inquisitor||No||Traveler65 LP|
|Deal damage based on total steps taken to all foes in range.|
|Horology||Enemy||No||10||Circle 6||Yes||40||Physical||None||70%||No||Warmage||No||Horology55 LP|
|Deal damage based on a factor of time to all foes in range.|
|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.
|Lower one foe's strength.|
|Lower one foe's magick power.|
|Lower one foe's defense.|
|Lower one foe's magick resist.|
- 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.
- After Barheim Passage
- After obtaining Sunstone and Penelo leaves.
- After obtaining Treaty-Blade.
- After the Leviathan.
- After defeating Judge Bergan.
- After Ba'Gamnan in Lhusu Mines.
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- After visiting Eruyt Village.
- After defeating Belias.