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Bangaa Trickster.


Tricksters spin a web of deception, twisting the flow of battle to their advantage.


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.

Pygmalion is a clan of Tricksters that not only bestows this unique job class after the player defeats them, but also appears in auctions and a Bonga Bugle quest, time and again proving a nuisance.


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.


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Cards Hats Light Armor No

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
Resilience HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 3 10 10 60 E H E E B E 88%


Sleight of Hand[]

The TRICKSTER deceives his foes with these crafty abilities.

Skill Equipment Range AP MP
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
Inflicts Frog.
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
Inflicts Charm.
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.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Absorb Damage Thief's Cap Gain HP equal to 10% of damage taken. 250


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Ribbon-bearer Orb of Minwu Enables the user to equip a ribbon, regardless of their current job. 300

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

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.

Pygmalion means a concept of psychology describing the behavior of individuals as people expect them to behave.



In mythology and the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who exhibits intellect or secret knowledge and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behavior.