Tricksters spin a web of deception, twisting the flow of battle to their advantage.Description
The Trickster (トリックスター, Torikkusutā?) is a job for the bangaa in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. They use cards as weapons, allowing them to attack from a range, and their skills primarily revolve around inflicting statuses. Unusual for bangaa, the Trickster job features an excellent Speed and Magick growth, but with the downfall of very low MP. A popular secondary A-Ability is the Gladiator's Sparring moveset, which grants elemental damage and the bangaa's Ultima attack.
Since Ultima's damage is based on the user's Magick stat, Tricksters can do higher damage than most of the bangaa's other classes, and with a better range and Half MP as support, the Trickster can deal massive damage at long range every two turns. This class is at a disadvantage against units immune to debuffs (via Cachusha, Barette, Ribbon, or the Impervious passive ability). The Trickster is the only job that wields cards.
One of the four bosses of Duelhorn, the Night Dancer, is an androgynous bangaa Trickster.
To unlock the Trickster, the player must complete the "Sleight of Hand" mission. To use the job, a character must master two Master Monk A-Abilities.
Sleight of Hand
The TRICKSTER deceives his foes with these crafty abilities.
|Snigger||Eight of Hearts||4||150||8|
|Laugh snidely at the target, driving them into a BERSERK rage.|
|Suggestion||Six of Diamonds||4||450||32|
|Hypochondria||Four of Spades||4||150||12|
|Magickal chant that convinces the target they've come into contact with a deadly POISON.|
|Shadow of Doubt||Jack of Diamonds||4||250||12|
|Whisper rumors in the target's ear, undermining their confidence. IMMOBILIZES target.|
|Charisma||Two of Clubs||4||400||24|
|Traumatize||King of Hearts||4||300||8|
|Add injury to insult, damaging debuffed targets. Deals greater damage to targets with more debuffs.|
|Agitate||Queen of Clubs||4||400||8|
|Deal damage equal to the user's lost HP. Damages unit in a small area.|
|Mug||Ace of Spades||1||250||—|
|Attack the target an steal loot from it in the ensuing commotion.|
|Absorb Damage||Thief's Cap||Gain HP equal to 10% of damage taken.||250|
|Ribbon-bearer||Orb of Minwu||Enables the user to equip a ribbon, regardless of their current job.||300|
Trickster appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Ice-elemental Forward cards.
Behind the scenes
The class is reminiscent of Gambler Nobodies from the Kingdom Hearts series. Both use cards as weapons, and the emblem on the Tricksters' trousers somewhat resembles part of the Nobody emblem. They have a similar white-and-purple color scheme.
The Trickster's abilities make use of the nocebo effect, the opposite to the placebo effect.
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