Master Monk
Bangaa Master Monk.jpg
Available for Races: Bangaa
Ability Name: Martial Arts
Weapons: Poles
Head Gear: Hats
Clothing: Light Armor
Can Equip Shields? No
"The martial arts of the master monk are without equal."

Master Monk is a Job in Final Fantasy Tactics A3, usable by the Bangaa only. It is an upgrade of the White Monk Job, and is able to perform various up-front actions, such as bypassing an enemy's counterattack with Cross-Counter, while dealing massive damage at the same time, and attacking twice in one turn with Pummel. Although Master Monks can wield poles, their attack is far superior when bare-handed (with the exception of the weapon Whale Whisker, which will raise Attack by 17), comparable to that of Gladiators, Snipers or Dragoons. Their healing abilities far surpass that of White Monks, and this makes them ideal fighters on the front lines, especially since they can equip two shields with the Shieldbearer Passive ability, which when coupled with their naturally high Evasion can mean they are able to have a 50% hit probability rate. This is saying nothing on the fact that their Attack power is far stronger when not equipped with any weapons. A downside should be mentioned that they do not have a good ranged game, as they have only two ranged attacks, one with 50% Accuracy or less, and the other stands two square in front of them. For this reason they are often paired with white monk as a secondary job.

Job Requirements[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Poles Hats Light Armor No

Stats and Growth Values[edit | edit source]

Race Move Jump HP MP Speed Attack Defense Magick Resistance
Bangaa 4 3 81/6 14/3 61/71% 95/11 78/8 76/8 76/7

Abilities[edit | edit source]

MASTER MONKS use these age old attacks to deal debilitating blows with their fists.

Martial Arts[edit | edit source]

Skill Weapon Learned From Effect Range AP To Master
Pummel Eight-Fluted Pole Hit opponent twice. 1 300
Dark Fist Battle Bamboo Consumes HP to perform a piercing attack. 2 sq. line in front of user 300
Withering Strike Gokuu Pole Does damage equal to max HP - current HP, accuracy is half of normal hit rate. 4 400
Lifebane Esztam Baton Damage and may inflict Doom. 1 400
Holy Strike Sanjiegun Holy-elemental damage. 1 350
Cross-counter Fanatic Attacks unit with great power. Ignores Counter ability. 1 350
Inner Focus Tonfa Recover HP and removes negative status. Self 300
Rend Armor Cypress Pole Destroys armor. 1 350

Reaction[edit | edit source]

Skill Equipment Learned From Effect AP To Master
Blink Counter Bone Armlets Counters and knocks back. 250

Support[edit | edit source]

Skill Equipment Learned From Effect AP To Master
Unscarred Judicer's Coat Boosts Attack, Defense, Magick, and Resistance by 50% if the unit has full HP. 150

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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