Here are the characters from Final Fantasy 16 who belong to each class.
The class system is one of the most important parts of the Final Fantasy games. Even though some games don’t use the system or say directly what each character’s class is, they still have enough similarities that you can put them in one of the classic jobs.One of these games is Final Fantasy 16.
Since this game is set in the Middle Ages, there aren’t many unique classes like Time Mages or Geomancers. However, there are a lot of characters in the game whose fighting styles are great for more traditional classes like Paladins and Red Mages. Final Fantasy 16 also has these classes, from Dragoons with lances to Monks who fight with their fists.
Clive Rosfield – Paladin
If you are the main character in the game, you get a class called “main character-like.” Clive’s style of fighting is based on traditional swordplay with some magic from the Phoenix’s blessing.
Since you can only control Clive, the game gives you a lot of ways to make him a long-lasting character. You have a lot of big hits that can stun your opponent and magic that can heal some of your HP, including your Limit Break.
Paladin also fits Clive’s story, since he is a knight who has sworn to protect his younger brother Joshua, who is the heir to the throne of Rosalia. But in reality, Clive is a Blue Mage all the way through because of how he “learns” the Eikons’ skills.
Joshua Rosfield – Mystic Knight
Since Final Fantasy 16 is set in the Middle Ages and not in a fantasy world, most of the characters who don’t have their own unique fighting style can be put into the Red Mage class. A simple class with a sword that can also use magic.
But there is more to learn about Joshua’s class. As the Dominant of Phoenix, he can stay alive for a long time, and his healing skills can help other people as well. This makes him a great choice for a Mystic Knight.
The Mystic Knight class is good for Joshua because of their high HP and the fact that they can learn the Cover move. This is because their weapons can combine elements.
Jill Warrick – Black Mage
Jill is one of the characters in the game who doesn’t do much in terms of actual fighting, since Shiva gives her most of her strength. When she isn’t in her Shiva form, Jill fights with a sword, which she learned to use when she was working for the Iron Kingdom.
Because of this, Jill’s class is similar to that of a Black Mage. At the start of the time jump, when you first fight her, you can see her using her rapier, but she mostly uses long-range Ice powers.
Once you get close to her, she will cut you a couple of times. Unlike Benedikta, who fights similarly to her, Jill is not as quick, which makes her even more of a Black Mage.
Cidolfus Telamon – Sword Saint
One of the best things about Final Fantasy 16 is Cid. As Clive starts his quest for payback, Cid acts as his guide and says some of the most memorable lines in the script.
The Dominant of Ramuh is seen holding two long swords and dressed almost like a Witcher, but there is no other class in Final Fantasy that fits that description.
In every Final Fantasy game, Cid’s name is always the same, but 16’s is a little different. His name and abilities come straight from Cidolfus Orlandeau, the Thunder God from Final Fantasy Tactics.
Even if Cid didn’t have any Holy power, this would make him a Sword Saint.
Benedikta Harman – Red Mage
It’s strange that the always-cold intelligencer from the Kingdom of Waloed is not the Dominant of Shiva, but of Garuda. When you are looking for the Hooded Man at Caer Norvent, you fight Benedikta.
During the fight and many of the scenes where she kills people. She uses a thin longsword that looks like a rapier but has a sharp edge.
Benedikta is in the military, so it makes sense that she is good with a sword. However, as the Dominant of Garuda, she also uses magic to attack from afar. She can shoot the spell Aeroga at you, and if you get stuck in a whirlwind, she can jump in and attack you with scary slashes.
This combination of strikes only spells out one thing: Red Mage.
Hugo Kupka – Monk
The Titan is a unit in and of himself. Outside of Goetz and Ash’s orcs, most people in the world of Valisthea have smaller bodies. So it’s nice to see a guy like Hugo Kupka.
Hugo Kupka is the Economic Advisor of the Dhalmekian Republic. And he is as charming as any other character in the series. He also has the strength to back up his words.
Hugo could be thought of as a Monk. He never fights without being ready, so when he does fight, it’s always with his hands.
At first, it might not seem like much, since everyone has a sword of some kind. But those Titan gauntlets can really pack a punch.
Dion Lesage – Dragoon
Do we have to answer this question? The Crown Prince of The Holy Empire of Sanbreque and leader of The Holy Knights Dragoon, an elite group of knights whose signature weapon is a spear and who are trained to jump very high and drop on their enemies with a single strike of their weapon? Who can say?
Because Dragoons are such a big part of the Final Fantasy series. It’s hard to put anything else with a spear into a class other than Dragoon. Drive Mad game does a great job of showing how these Dragoons are different from the ones from before.
Most of the time, Dragoons have a dark vibe and wear dark-colored armor. However, in 16’s case, the Holy Knights Dragoons look like Templar Knights.
Barnabas Tharmr – Dark Knight
Even though Barnabas’s class isn’t as clear as Dion Lesage’s, it’s easy to tell if you’ve watched the series. In any Final Fantasy game with a job system. The King of Waloed and Dominant of Odin would be a Dark Knight.
Unlike the Price of Sanbreque, you don’t see Barnabas fight until the last few hours of the game. Until then, most people who haven’t faced him in battle only know about his Eikonic form. And most people who have won won’t be around to tell the story.
Many people are afraid of Barnabas. Because of how powerful he is as Odin and how mysterious the land of Waloed is. A threatening Dark Knight has edgy, dark symbols, black armor with gold trim. And a sword that can split the seas with one stroke.