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[[File:FFT Caution.png|right|thumb|200px|Vigilance as seen in ''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''.]]
 
[[File:FFT Caution.png|right|thumb|200px|Vigilance as seen in ''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''.]]
{{Quote|Prevents sneak attacks and back attacks.|''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]'' description}}
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{{Q|Prevents sneak attacks and back attacks.|Description, ''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''.}}
'''Vigilance''' {{J|けいかい or 警戒|Keikai|Warning}}, also known as '''Caution''' and '''Alert''', is a recurring ability in the [[Final Fantasy series|''Final Fantasy'' series]], associated with the [[Thief (job)|Thief]] [[job system|job class]]. It generally prevents [[attack formations|back attacks]].
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'''Vigilance''' {{J|ガッツ|Gattsu|Guts}}, also known as '''Caution''', is a recurring ability in the ''[[Final Fantasy (Series)|Final Fantasy]]'' series, associated with the [[Thief (Job)|Thief]] [[Job System|job class]].
 
{{See|Vigilaga}}
 
   
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{{See Also|Vigilaga}}
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
{{Quote|Prevent back attacks.|Description}}
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Vigilance (also known as Caution) is a support ability for the [[Thief (Final Fantasy V)|Thief]] job class, costing 75 ABP. It reduces the chance of a back attack on the party from 1/16 to 0.
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Vigilance, also known as Caution, is a support ability for the [[Thief (Final Fantasy V)|Thief]] job class, costing 75 ABP. It reduces the chance of a [[Attack Formations|back attack]] on the party from 1/16 to 0.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VI]]''===
Vigilance is found on the [[relic (Final Fantasy VI)|relic]] [[Relic (Final Fantasy VI)#Alarm Earring|Alarm Earring]] which protects against Back Attacks and Pincer Attacks. Because some enemies only attack in certain formations, this eliminates some [[Random encounter]] groups.
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Vigilance is found on the [[relic (Final Fantasy VI)|relic]] [[Relic (Final Fantasy VI)#Alarm Earring|Alarm Earring]] which protects against Back Attacks and Pincer Attacks.
   
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===''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''===
Although not mentioned in the [[Materia (Final Fantasy VII)|Materia's]] description, the [[First Strike (ability)|Preemptive Materia]], when mastered and placed on the last character on the [[party]], gives an "Ambush Alert Bonus", which halves the chance of back and pincer attacks.
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{{Q|Boost target's odds of interrupting actions and avoiding interruption of own.|Description}}
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Vigilance is a [[Synergist (Final Fantasy XIII)|Synergist]] command ability expends 2 ATB gauge segments. [[Sazh Katzroy|Sazh]] learns it at Crystarium Stage 2, [[Snow Villiers|Snow]] at Crystarium Stage 7, [[Oerba Dia Vanille|Vanille]] at Crystarium Stage 1 and [[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)|Lightning]] at Crystarium Stage 10.
   
Each area has a set number of battle formations that are possible to occur during a random encounter. When a random encounter is about to start the game performs a check to see if any of the "special attack formations" apply. If the area has any special formation battles (Back Attack, Side Attack and Pincer Attack) the chance of getting them is calculated first. These battles have the player at a disadvantage, but a mastered Preemptive Materia helps protect against these battles by halving the chances of the disadvantageous ones.
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====''[[Final Fantasy XIII-2]]''====
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Vigilance returns in the sequel as a [[Synergist (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Synergist]] retaining it 2 ATB gauge segment cost. It has an area-of-effect spell variation known as [[Vigilaga]]. Vigilance can be infused into other Synergist monsters.
   
The game uses two types of check in order to detect whether of not a party member has a mastered Preemptive Materia equipped: a single character check and a global check. The single character check is made whenever the player changes Materia or Equipment. If the character does not have a mastered Preemptive Materia the game will remove the Ambush Alert Bonus, which halves the chance of Back and Pincer Attacks, and it doesn't matter if another character does actually have a mastered Preemptive equipped.
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[[Serah Farron|Serah]] learns it at Role Level 30, [[Noel Kreiss|Noel]] at Role Level 11, [[Clione (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Clione]] at level 4, [[Fachan (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Fachan]] at level 10, [[Gahongas]] at level 13, [[Leyak (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Leyak]] at level 5, [[Nanochu]] at level 17, [[Sahagin Prince (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Sahagin Prince]] at level 15, [[Sazh Katzroy#Final Fantasy XIII-2 2|Sazh]] at level 2, [[Thexteron (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Thexteron]] at level 3, and [[Yakshini (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Yakshini]] at level 45. It is known by default by [[Microchu (Final Fantasy XIII-2)|Microchu]] and [[Purple Chocobo]].
 
The global check is used when entering the menu or exiting the [[Cellphone|PHS]] screen by running the single character check on each character in the party in turn, starting from the top. What this means is that only the bottommost character in the party counts for whether they have a mastered Preemptive Materia equipped.
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]''===
 
{{Quote|Prevents Back Attack.|Description}}
 
Alert is available from the [[Guardian Force]] [[Cerberus (creature)|Cerberus]] for 200 AP. It doesn't protect against fixed back attacks, such as the one in [[Deep Sea Research Center]] against a [[Ruby Dragon (Final Fantasy VIII)|Ruby Dragon]] whilst answering [[Bahamut (Final Fantasy VIII boss)|Bahamut's]] questions.
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''===
 
The Alert [[Final Fantasy IX support abilities|support ability]] costs four [[Magic Stone (Final Fantasy IX)|Magic Stones]] to equip and reduces the chance of being ambushed from 24/256 to 0%. It is learned from the [[Final Fantasy IX armor#Barbut|Barbut]], [[Final Fantasy IX armor#Ninja Gear|Ninja Gear]], and [[Add-on (Final Fantasy IX)#Germinas Boots|Germinas Boots]]. Alert can be learned by [[Zidane Tribal|Zidane]] (40 AP), [[Adelbert Steiner|Steiner]] (60 AP), and [[Amarant Coral|Amarant]] (30 AP).
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XI]]''===
 
Alertness is a job trait for the [[Ranger (Final Fantasy XI)|Ranger]] at level 5. Its description says that it "Lowers the chance of being detected by enemies." Nothing about how this works is known with any certainty.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''===
{{Quote|Assume a defensive stance.|Description}}
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Vigilance (also called Caution) is a [[Final Fantasy Tactics reaction abilities|reaction ability]]. The [[Thief (Tactics)|Thief]] class learns it for 200 JP. Receiving an enemy's attack causes the character to take up a [[Defend (status)|defensive]] position that doubles the unit's evasion rate (but not reduce damage received). It lasts until the character's next AT.
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Vigilance, also known as Caution, is a [[List of Final Fantasy Tactics Reaction Abilities|reaction ability]] in ''Final Fantasy Tactics''. The [[Thief (Tactics)|Thief]] class learns it for 200 JP. Receiving an enemy's attack causes the character to take up a [[Defend (Status)|defensive]] position that doubles the unit's evasion rate (but not reduce damage received). It lasts until the character's next AT.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]''===
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Vigilance is a support ability exclusive to the [[Sky Pirate (Tactics A2)|Sky Pirate]] class, belonging solely to [[Vaan]]. It allows the user to not take extra damage from side or back attacks.
 
Vigilance is a support ability exclusive to the [[Sky Pirate (Tactics A2)|Sky Pirate]] class, belonging solely to [[Vaan]]. It allows the user to not take extra damage from side or back attacks.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
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Vigilance is the level 12 ability of the [[Thief (Dimensions)|Thief]] class, requiring 230 AP to learn. It requires 1 slot in order to equip and use. The ability prevents sneak attacks and back attacks.
 
Vigilance is the level 12 ability of the [[Thief (Dimensions)|Thief]] class, requiring 230 AP to learn. It requires 1 slot in order to equip and use. The ability prevents sneak attacks and back attacks.
   
 
===''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy]]''===
[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy abilities#Vigilance|Vigilance]] is a special ability learned by [[Onion Knight (Dissidia)/Theatrhythm|Onion Knight]], [[Bartz Klauser|Bartz]], [[Faris Scherwiz|Faris]] and [[Locke Cole|Locke]]. Vigilance activates once per stage during [[Field Music Sequence]], and prevents the character from being replaced if they fall.
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[[List of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Abilities#Vigilance|Vigilance]] is a special ability learned by [[Onion Knight (Final Fantasy III)|Onion Knight]], [[Bartz Klauser|Bartz]], [[Faris Scherwiz|Faris]] and [[Locke Cole|Locke]]. Vigilance activates once per stage during FMS, and prevents the character from being replaced if they fall.
====''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call]]''====
 
Vigilance is a reactive ability that costs 4 CP to equip. It is activated just once in [[Field Music Sequence]]s (FMS) when a character is hurt. The character will not be switched out for the next party member like usual. It is learned by Onion Knight (level 5), Bartz (level 5), Galuf (level 10), Sephiroth (level 5), Vincent (initially), Tidus (initially), Vaan (initially), Balthier (level 5), Rikku (level 15), and Zack (level 5).
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Explorers]]''===
 
{{Quote|Backstep out of harm's way, becoming invisible and reducing malice.|Description}}
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Explorers}}
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
 
{{Ability section|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
 
 
===''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''===
 
Vigilance is a passive ability that prevents enemy ambushes. It can be used by Black Nakk, Magic Pot, Magna Roader (Red), and Security Eye.
 
   
===''[[Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon]]''===
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====''[[Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call]]''====
Alert is a level 3 [[Thief (Chocobo's Dungeon)|Thief]] ability that costs 3 SP to use and requires 260 JP to learn. It finds enemies, traps, and items on the floor.
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|File:XIII sazh vigilance.PNG|''[[Final Fantasy XIII]]''.
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