Plenty of career paths in Final Fantasy Explorers
If you've ever played any of the Final Fantasy games, then you're probably at least a little familiar with the job class system. Players choose a job, usually at the beginning of the game, and that job determines their character's abilities, stats, and weapons. Normally players have anywhere from five to nine jobs to choose from for their characters, and can switch between them while leveling up to create unique mix-ups. But in Final Fantasy Explorers, players get an overwhelming twenty-one jobs right from the start!
The original number of jobs for the game was nineteen when it was released in Japan, but an additional two jobs were added as DLC. The Western release will see those two jobs, the Blue Mage and the Samurai, included with the game.
The jobs are as follows:
- Knight – In addition to attacks, Knights boast numerous defensive abilities.
- Thief – Thieves possess the unique ability to steal from enemies, allowing players to pilfer a variety of materials.
- Dark Knight – Dark Knights use powerful scythes to cause tremendous damage, making for a perfect heavy hitting attacker.
- Ranger – Rangers specialize in long-distance physical attacks with a multitude of abilities that inflict status ailments on their foes.
- Bard – Bards enhance their comrades’ abilities from the rear ranks by playing special songs using their instruments as weapons.
- Samurai – As an all-range attacker, Samurai wield katana and have an exceptionally high damage output.
- Ninja – Ninjas use their vast number of combat-enhancing skills, high speed, and high evasion to confound the enemy.
- Paladin – Paladins may move slowly, but are ideal in creating an impenetrable barrier with their physical and magical attack, and high defense power.
- Monk – While Monks have low defense, they overwhelm their foes with ferocious physical blows.
- Dragoon – The greatest asset of Dragoons is their Jump attack, leaping high in the air before plummeting down on enemies with incredible speed.
- Sage – Sages have the highest magical attack and healing power, and can use their Concentrate ability to enhance their own skills.
- Machinist – Machinists use guns for long-range attacks, inflicting status effects on the enemy and enhancing their own combat power.
- Red Mage – Red Mages are skilled equally in magic and swordsmanship, using their Chainspell ability to create powerful spell combinations.
- Alchemist – Alchemists are experts when it comes to using items combining attacks with alchemy to react to a variety of different situations.
- Beast Master – Despite a slower attack speed, Beast Masters user their powerful axe to pack a real punch.
- Freelancer – Freelancers are not particularly gifted in one field, but have great freedom in abilities and gear they can equip.
- Geomancer – The Rune Strike, a special ability of Geomancers, takes time to charge. But raises their magic power with each hit.
- Time Mage – Time Mages aid their comrades with a plethora of time manipulation spells, such as Haste and Slow, and offensive magic, such as Gravity and Meteor.
- White Mage – White Mages specialize in healing and support to aid their comrades in a tight spot.
- Black Mage – Black Mages are experts of offensive magic, raining damage on their foes from afar.
- Blue Mage – Blue Mages have a unique ability to learn and master techniques used by the enemy, allowing them to fulfill many different roles.
Final Fantasy Explorers will be available for Nintendo 3DS in January of 2016.
But if you're already interested, you can check out the Collector's Edition here!