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R & S Ability FAQ for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Provided by: The members of the FFTA GFAQs Board.
Writer: DDragoon
Main Contributors: ChronicPokeAbuser, MarioGolfMaster, Miraglyth, chocomog, 
stuyle31, TFergusson(creator of the Mechanics Guide) , BBEG, CjayC(for having 
the site)
Subsidiary Contributors: Anyone else I failed to mention but should have.

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Table of Contents: [TCON]

1. R and S ability FAQ Terms to know: [FAQT]

2. S-Abilities: [SABL]

S-Ability Format: [SFRM]

Concentrate [SCON]
Double Sword [SDSW]
Doublehand [SDHA]
Geomancy [SGEO]
Half MP [SHMP]
Immunity [SIMM]
Learning [SLRN]
Magic Pow+ [SMPW]
Maintenance [SMNT]
Monkeygrip [SMKG]
Shieldbearer [SSHB]
Turbo MP [STMP]
Weapon Atk+ [SWA+]
Weapon Def+ [SWD+]

3. S-Ability Rankings: [SRNK]

4. R-Abilities: [RABL]

R-Ability Format: [RFRM]

Absorb MP [RAMP]
Auto-Regen [RATR]
Block Arrows [RBAR]
Bonecrusher [RBCR]
Catch [RCTH]
Counter [RCTR]
Damage > MP [RDMP]
Dragonheart [RDGH]
Last Berserk [RLBK]
Last Haste [RLHT]
Last Quicken [RLQU]
Reflex [RRFX]
Return Fire [RRFI]
Return Magic [RRMA]
Strikeback [RSTB]
 
5. R-Ability Rankings [RRNK]

6. Legal Stuff: [LEGL]

7. Thanks: [THNK]

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1. R and S ability FAQ Terms to know: [TFAQ]
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S-ability:

1. What is an S-Ability and what does it do?

In FFTA, S-Abilities are abilities learned from equipment over the course of 
the game by gaining AP from winning battles. S-Abilities provide a specific 
and constant in-battle bonus that changes when your S-ability changes.

2. How do I equip an S-ability?

An S-Ability is equipped by going to your units "Pick Abilities page" 
scrolling down to "S", and then pressing A to pick from a list of S-Abilities.

3. I just had an S-ability equipped but I changed jobs and it disappeared WTF?

S-abilities often take 300 or more AP to "Master", once mastered, your unit 
can equip that S-ability regardless of equipment. To check how far along your 
unit is, go to the "Pick Abilities" screen and then press the "R" trigger on 
your GBA. It will come up with either a partially filled bar or the word 
"Master" on it. How far the bar is along indicates how far you have to go to 
master the ability.

R-Ability:

1. What is an R-Ability and what does it do?

In FFTA, R-Abilities are abilities learned from equipment over the course of 
the game by gaining AP from winning battles. R-Abilities provide your unit a 
way to defend themselves from various kinds of attack that changes when your 
R-Ability changes.

2. How do I equip an R-ability?

An R-Ability is equipped by going to your units "Pick Abilities page" 
scrolling down to "R", and then pressing A to pick from a list of R-Abilities.

3. I just had an R-ability equipped but I changed jobs and it disappeared WTF?

R-abilities often take 300 or more AP to "Master", once mastered, your unit 
can equip that R-ability regardless of equipment. To check how far along your 
unit is, go to the "Pick Abilities" screen and then press the "R" trigger on 
your GBA. It will come up with either a partially filled bar or the word 
"Master" on it. How far the bar is along indicates how far you have to go to 
master the ability.


Terms to know: 

1. Atype: Atype attacks are attacks like "Fight", or the A-ability "Fire". 
Atypes are defended against by your opponents "Evade" stat.

2. Stype: Stype attacks are A-Abilities like "Slow" or "Sheep Count". Stypes 
are defended against by your opponents hidden stat "SRES" which is 50 for all 
the standard races in the game (monsters may have more or less).

Note: There are composite attacks with multiple effects with both an Atype and 
a hit dependent Stype effect, like "Swarmstrike"'s Poison effect or "Fire 
Whip"'s disable effect. 

Physical ability: Any "Fight" command or A-Ability which works off either A: a 
preset Wattack Based Power like "Air Render", or uses your weapon in the 
attack like "Rush".

Magical ability: Any A-Ability that works off a preset Mpow based Power like 
"Fira" or "Water Veil".

MP Recharge: All Units in FFTA gain back 5 MP each time they get a turn, 
making some R or S-abilities relatively useless

"Fight" Range: The range with which your fight command can hit, it is 
important mainly for bows since they cannot hit their last space when being 
fired uphill, guns as well as they cannot shoot through field objects.


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2.S-Abilities: [SABL]
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S-Ability Format: [SFRM]
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S-Ability Name: (Name of S-Ability)
Learned by: (Job learned from)
Races: (The races with access to this ability)
Learned From: (Equipment used to teach this ability)
Type of Equipment: (The type of equipment e.g. Saber)
AP to Learn: (Amount of AP required to learn this S-Ability)              
S-Ability Effect: (Effect of S-Ability)
Best Use: (The best general usage of this S-Ability)
Special Use: (Special uses for this S-Ability, SCC's and the like)

Other Information: (Anything not covered above)

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Concentrate [SCON]

S-Ability Name: Concentrate
Learned by: Archer(Human, Viera), Gunner
Races: Humans, Vieras, Moogles
Learned From: Target Bow (Humans, Viera), Longbarrel (Gunner)
Type of Equipment: Bow (Humans, Viera), Gun (Moogle)
AP to Learn: 300 
S-Ability Effect: Increases Accuracy by 50/20 (Atype/Stype)
Best Use: Increases accuracy of all attacks, A-Abilities, etc, best when used 
on attacking classes.
Special Use: None really, its straightforward.

Other Information: Considered the best overall S-Ability.

Double Sword [SDSW]

S-Ability Name: Double Sword
Learned by: Ninjas
Races: Human
Learned From: Nosada
Type of Equipment: Katana
AP to Learn: 999
S-Ability Effect: allows your unit to equip 2 one-handed weapons at once.
Best Use: Mid Game for big damage.
Special Use: Double boosting damage with Rods can work.

Other Information: Allows you to learn two abilities from weapons at once.

Doublehand [SDHA]

S-Ability Name: Doublehand
Learned by: Fighter, Gladiator
Races: Human, Bangaa
Learned From: Venus Blade
Type of Equipment: Blade
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Increases "Fight" damage by 20% with 1-handed weapons, 
disallows equipping shields.
Best Use: To increase fight and Counter damage before Watk+
Special Use: Fighter/Gladiator SCC's where it beats nothing.

Other Information: Patently inferior to Watk+

Geomancy [SGEO]

S-Ability Name: Geomancy
Learned by: Black Mage (Human, Moogle, Nu Mou)
Races: Humans, Moogles, Nu Mou
Learned From: Sage Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Reduces enemy resistance to elemental attacks. Absb > Null > 
Resist > Normal > Weak
Best Use: SCC's mainly since Black Robe mimic's its effects.
Special Use: Black Mage SCC's can sort of make use of it, but it eliminates 
their ability to heal... its not so great.

Other Information: It's a makeshift Black Robe that sucks up an S-Ability slot 
too; don't use it unless you're in an SCC situation.


Half MP [SHMP]

S-Ability Name: Half MP
Learned by: Illusionist (Human, Nu Mou), Summoner, Bishop
Races: Humans, Nu Mou, Viera, Bangaa
Learned From: Light Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Halves MP usage on MP using abilities
Best Use: a cheap 30 MP Ultima Sword on Bangaa, most likely. Turbo is usually 
better for mages.
Special Use: Makes a Bishop SCC that much easier, I suppose.

Other Information: None really, it literally does what it says.

Immunity [SIMM]

S-Ability Name: Immunity
Learned by: Blue Mage, Beastmaster
Races: Humans, Nu Mou
Learned From: Survival Vest
Type of Equipment: Clothing
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Provides status immunity to Blind, Confuse, Frog, Petrify, 
Poison, Sleep, and Slow. These status effects will fail if used on this unit.
Best Use: Free Status Immunity, very helpful before Angel Ring.
Special Use: Makes Blue Mage SCC's that much easier, gives Beastmasters some 
help.

Other Information: free purchasable status immunity, nothin better early game.


Learning [SLRN]

S-Ability Name: Learning
Learned by: Blue Mage
Races: Human
Learned From: Blue Saber 
Type of Equipment: Saber
AP to Learn: 400
S-Ability Effect: When hit by certain monster attacks, they are learned 
permanently as "Blue Magic".
Best Use: For getting a perfect Blue Mage set.
Special Use: See above.

Other Information: a full Blue magic set rocks, some of the best A-Abilities 
in the game all in one awesome set.

Magic Power+ [SMP+]

S-Ability Name: Magic Power+
Learned by: Red Mage, Alchemist
Races: Viera, Nu Mou
Learned From: Colchimarde (Red Mage), Morning Star (Nu Mou)
Type of Equipment: Rapier (Red Mage), Mace (Nu Mou)
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Increases Magical damage by 20%
Best Use: Early-Mid game Viera and Nu Mou units, later replaced with Turbo MP.
Special Use: Makes the Red Mage SCC that much easier.

Other Information: None, really.

Maintenance [SMNT]

S-Ability Name: Maintenance
Learned by: Thief (Human, Moogle), Alchemist
Races: Humans, Moogles, Nu Mou
Learned From: Adaman Vest
Type of Equipment: Clothing
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Equipment cannot be broken/stolen
Best Use: In battle against enemy Thieves/Snipers.
Special Use: Keeps other Thieves honest in Thief SCC.

Other Information: Not having weapons/armor broken by snipers is good.

Monkeygrip [SMKG]

S-Ability Name: Monkeygrip
Learned by: Soldier, Warrior
Races: Humans, Bangaa
Learned From: Vigilante (Soldier), Claymore (Warrior)
Type of Equipment: Greatsword (Soldier), Broadsword (Warrior)
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Can equip shields with 2-handed weapons.
Best Use: Aegis Shield + Master Sword makes KO and Petrify Statuses cry.
Special Use: Giving the Soldier and Warrior SCC's some VERY slight help

Other Information: There's better, WAAAY better.

Shieldbearer [SSHB]

S-Ability Name: Shieldbearer
Learned by: Soldier, Warrior, Mog Knight, Fencer, Sage
Races: Humans, Bangaa, Moogles, Viera, Nu Mou
Learned From: Bronze Shield (Soldier, Warrior, Fencer), Round Shield (Sage, 
Fencer, Mog Knight), Opal Shield (Soldier, Warrior, Mog Knight)
Type of Equipment: Shield
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Allows any job to equip a shield
Best Use: Probably Ice Shield + Thunder Robe combo, giving random units Aegis 
shields to fend off petrify.
Special Use: Its useless in the SCC's that learn it, since it takes a shield 
to learn it.

Other Information: There's way better out there.



Turbo MP [STMP]

S-Ability Name: Turbo MP 
Learned by: White Mages
Races: Human, Viera, Nu Mou
Learned From: White Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Doubles MP in exchange for an accuracy increase of 15/10 
(Atype/Stype) and a damage increase of 30% on any A-ability that uses MP. 
Best Use: Mages fare best with Turbo MP by their side, Mages have both the MP 
and the Mpow to make use of Turbo MP's great boosts.
Special Use: You could use it to 00berfy an Ultima attack (or Holy Blade) even 
more, but otherwise the 120/64 MP cost you would incur isn't worth it.

Other Information: Makes fragmentation via magic extremely easy, it's a Black 
Mages best friend.


Weapon Atk+ [SWA+]

S-Ability Name: Weapon Atk+
Learned by: Hunter, Templar
Races: Humans, Bangaa
Learned From: Nike Bow, Trident
Type of Equipment: Greatbow (Hunter), Spear (Templar)
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Increases the damage of all physical attacks and abilities 
by 20%
Best Use: Bangaas, having no access to Concentrate or Turbo MP, and having 
high Watk already make great use of Watk+
Special Use: Makes Hunter and Templar SCC's that much easier. Works well with 
Sonic Boom and Soul Sphere, and excellently with Templar's Bonecrusher.

Other Information: a solid S-Ability for any physical attacker.

Weapon Def+ [SWD+]

S-Ability Name: Weapon Def+
Learned by: Paladin, Defender, Sage
Races: Humans, Bangaa, Nu Mou
Learned From: Diamond Armor (Paladin, Defender), Dark Gear (Sage)
Type of Equipment: Armor (Paladin, Defender), Clothing (Sage)
AP to Learn: 300
S-Ability Effect: Increases Defense against physical attacks by 40%
Best Use: Makes tanks even more tankish.
Special Use: Makes Paladin, Defender, and Sage SCC's even more ridiculously 
easy.

Other Information: if you've got good status equips and are a support 
character, Wdef+ can't hurt.


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3. S-Ability Rankings [SRNK]
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There was a topic done on the main board that ended up with these results for 
the overall usefulness of S-Abilities. I stress that overall usefulness does 
not always supercede situational usefulness. E.G. if you're facing a team of 
Snipers, you'd switch to maintenance for that battle to avoid losing your good 
weapons/armor.

1. Concentrate
2. Turbo MP
3. Learning
4. WeaponAtk+
5. Double Sword
6. Weapon Def+
7. Immunity
8. Magic Pow+
9. Doublehand
10. Half MP
11. Maintenance
12. Shieldbearer
13. Geomancy
14. Monkeygrip

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4. R-Abilities: [RABL]
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R-Ability Format: [RFRM]
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R-Ability Name: (Name of R-Ability)
Learned by: (Job learned from)
Races: (The races with access to this ability)
Learned From: (Equipment used to teach this ability)
Type of Equipment: (The type of equipment e.g. Robe)
AP to Learn: (Amount of AP required to learn this R-Ability)              
R-Ability Effect: (Effect of R-Ability)
R-Ability Rules: (Rules this R-Ability follows)
Best Use: (The best general usage of this R-Ability)
Special Use: (Special uses for this R-Ability)

Other Information: (Anything not covered above)

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Absorb MP [RAMP]

R-Ability Name: Absorb MP
Learned by: Illusionist (Human, Nu Mou), Elementalist
Races: Humans, Nu Mou, Viera
Learned From: Lordly Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Gains the amount of MP used in an enemy's attack
R-Ability Rules: Absorb MP will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	The Ability being used is Atype
2.	The Ability being used hits and does not cause 
KO/Petrify/Disable/Sleep/Stop
3.	The Ability being used cost its user MP.

Best Use: I guess if you were really low on MP it would help but... MP recharge 
makes it rather useless for main use.
Special Use: Guess it makes Elementalist and Illusionist SCC's easier... though 
that's not much bragging.

Other Information: It isn't the worst... but that's only because Last Berserk 
exists.

Auto-Regen [RATR]

R-Ability Name: Auto-Regen
Learned by: Hunter, Sniper, Gadgeteer
Races: Humans, Viera, Moogles
Learned From: Gaia Gear
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: When damaged, inflicted with Regen status. Regen heals 
between 10-15% of Max HP each action a unit takes. 
R-Ability Rules: Auto-Regen will activate under the following conditions
1.	The ability being used is Atype
2.	The Ability being used hits and does not cause 
KO/Petrify/Disable/Sleep/Stop

Best Use: In battles where your enemy deals low-moderate damage (e.g. most)
Special Use: Makes Hunter, Sniper, and Gadgeteer SCC's easier.

Other Information: Regen is a permanent status until your unit is 
dispelled/Petrified/KO'd, so it's good all around.

Block Arrows [RBAR]

R-Ability Name: Block Arrows
Learned by: Archer (Human, Viera), Animist
Races: Humans, Viera, Moogles
Learned From: Green Beret
Type of Equipment: Hat
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Blocks all attacks and A-abilities that use bows/greatbows 
R-Ability Rules: Block Arrows will only activate under the following 
conditions:
1.	When your opponent's attack/A-ability uses their weapon
2.	The weapon they are using is a bow/greatbow
3.	Unless that ability is Archer's "Faster", which ignores R-Ability.

Best Use: Nerfing Enemy Archer/Sniper/Hunter/Greatbow-wielding Assassin's 
ranged attacks.
Special Use: See Above.

Other Information: It is available at the very start of the game, and the 
first couple of clans have Archers (Dip has two), totally awesome.

Bonecrusher:

R-Ability Name: Bonecrusher
Learned by: Fighter, Templar
Races: Humans, Bangaa
Learned From: Ninja Gear (Fighter), Carabini Mail (Templar)
Type of Equipment: Clothes (Fighter), Armor (Templar)
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: When hit with a physical attack, this unit counters and 
deals 1.5x its normal fight damage, may Critical. 
R-Ability Rules: Bonecrusher will only active under the following conditions:
1.	The attack or ability used by the opponent is physical
2.	That attack hits and does not cause KO/Petrify/Disable/Sleep/Stop
3.	That opponent is within your unit's "Fight" command range.

Best Use: Making units in your "Fight" range cry.
Special Use: It can be used in a Templar SCC with Elemental Spears and 
corresponding Robes for both big damage and healing. (Spear Sandwich, yum)

Other Information: Be very careful with Guns/Spears, as they fire in a 
straight line/will attack two spaces, meaning if an Archer fires an arrow over 
a friendly unit between you and your Gunner, your friendly unit will get hit. 
Also be aware when equipped with a bow/greatbow that if an enemy Archer/Gunner 
is uphill and fires from your maximum range(e.g. 5 panels away if your bow has 
5 range), your Counterattack will always miss.

Catch [RCTH]

R-Ability Name: Catch
Learned by: Juggler, Red Mage
Races: Humans
Learned From: Chain Plate
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Catches Weapons used in "Throw" or "Hurl" attacks, and adds 
those weapons to your clan inventory. 
R-Ability Rules: Catch will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	The opponent uses "Throw"(Ninja Skill) or "Hurl"(Stunt) A-Abilities

Best Use: Trolling around high level Ninjas/Jugglers for awesome Level 7 or 8 
Weapons.
Special Use: See Above. 

Other Information: Catch is a very limited R-Ability, but it can net you some 
pretty sweet stuff endgame. Ironically, it can be learned by an equipment 
purchasable in the beginning of the game, heck, one of your characters already 
has said equipment on him.

Counter [RCTR]

R-Ability Name: Counter 
Learned by: Thief(Human, Moogle), White Monk(Bangaa)
Races: Humans, Moogles, Bangaa
Learned From: Brigandine
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Counters enemies attack, may critical. A hit is not required 
for Counter to activate.
R-Ability Rules: Counter will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	The attack or ability used by the opponent is physical
2.	The opponent is within your unit's "Fight" command range

Best Use: 99% of all melee battles
Special Use: See above, also makes Thief/White Monk SCC's even easier.

Other Information: Be very careful with Guns/Spears, as they fire in a 
straight line/will attack two spaces, meaning if an Archer fires an arrow over 
a friendly unit between you and your Gunner, your friendly unit will get hit. 
Also be aware when equipped with a bow/greatbow that if an enemy Archer/Gunner 
is uphill and fires from your maximum range(e.g. 5 panels away if your bow has 
5 range), your Counterattack will always miss.

Damage > MP [RDMP]

R-Ability Name: Damage > MP
Learned by: Blue Mage, Gadgeteer, Morpher
Races: Humans, Moogles, Nu Mou
Learned From: Judo Uniform
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Diverts HP damage from attacks to MP
R-Ability Rules: Damage > MP will only Activate under the following 
conditions:
1.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy is Atype
2.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy damages HP

Best Use: making yourself a Demi-God
Special Use: Makes True Morpher and Gadgeteer SCC possible(maybe), 00berfies 
Blue Mages in their SCC even more.

Other Information: Nerf's Llednar in the 1/1 battles, is a pain when enemies 
have it in a Solo Game (I'm looking at you, Tubola Story mission Blue Mage).

Dragonheart [RDGH]


R-Ability Name: Dragonheart
Learned by: Dragoon
Races: Bangaa
Learned From: Vitanova 
Type of Equipment: Sword
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Bestows Auto-Life when unit is hit. 
R-Ability Rules: Dragonheart will only activate under the following 
conditions:
1.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy is Atype
2.	The attack/ability being used damages HP

Best Use: Immortal Bangaa units
Special Use: Instant win for Dragoon SCC.

Other Information: Auto-Life restores your unit's HP to half the maximum once 
that unit is KO'd.

Last Berserk [RLBK]

Last Haste [LHST]

R-Ability Name: Last Berserk
Learned by: Defender
Races: Bangaa
Learned From: Predator 
Type of Equipment: Broadsword
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: When brought to/at critical HP, unit is Berserked. A Hit is 
not required to activate Last Berserk.
R-Ability Rules: Last Berserk only activates under the following conditions:

1.	This unit is in critical health (25% HP or less)
2.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy is Atype

Best Use: Mastering the Defender Set 
Special Use: Making a Defender SCC Harder.

Other Information: Berserk increases physical damage by 20% in exchange for an 
uncontrollable unit that can only use Fight. Nothing is better than Last 
Berserk and by that I mean having No R-Ability is better than having Last 
Berserk.

Last Haste [RLHT]

R-Ability Name: Last Haste
Learned by: Ninja, Beastmaster, Mog Knight
Races: Humans, Nu Mou, Moogles
Learned From: Ninja Gear(Ninja, Beastmaster), Gold Armor(Mog Knight)
Type of Equipment: Clothes(Ninja, Beastmaster), Armor(Mog Knight)
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: When brought to/at critical HP, unit is hasted, a Hit is not 
required to activate Last Haste.
R-Ability Rules: Last Haste will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	This unit is in critical health (25% HP or less)
2.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy is Atype

Best Use: Lucky Hasting
Special Use: Makes Ninja, Beastmaster, and Mog Knight SCC's easier, I suppose.

Other Information: Not the greatest R-Ability due to the sketchiness of being 
at 25% or less HP, but better than nothing.

Last Quicken [RLQU]

R-Ability Name: Last Quicken
Learned by: Time Mage(Moogle, Nu Mou)
Races: Moogles, Nu Mou
Learned From: Lordly Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: When brought to/at critical HP, unit is Quickened. A hit is 
not required to activate Last Quicken.
R-Ability Rules: Last Haste will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	This unit is in critical health (25% HP or less)
2.	The attack/ability being used by an enemy is Atype

Best Use: Extra turns at critical HP
Special Use: Makes Time Mage SCC MUCH easier.

Other Information: Quicken allows your unit to move immediately, circumventing 
any other units action that would have gone before it. Only problem is you 
have to be at 25% HP, a risky proposition.

Reflex [RRFX]

R-Ability Name: Reflex
Learned by: Paladin, White Monk, Sage, Fencer
Races: Humans, Bangaa, Nu Mou, Viera
Learned From: Genji Armor(Paladin), Mirage Vest(White Monk, Fencer, Sage)
Type of Equipment: Armor(Paladin), Clothes(White Monk, Sage)
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Evade all "Fight" commands.
R-Ability Rules: Reflex will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	The opponent is using the "Fight" command

Best Use: Nerfing enemies who don't have damaging A-Abilities
Special Use: Makes Paladin, White Monk, and Sage SCC's that much easier.

Other Information: Reflex only stops "Fight" commands, but since the AI is 
brain-dead, it can spare you a turn or two. Combine with Berserking your 
enemies and your unit is invulnerable.

Return Fire [RRFI]

R-Ability Name: Return Fire
Learned by: Juggler, Assassin
Races: Moogles, Viera
Learned From: Power Sash
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Return Fire sends back a Bow/Greatbow "Fight" command with 
100% accuracy and deals between 1.2-1.6x damage the original attack would have 
done, RF can also critical.
R-Ability Rules: Return Fire will activate under the following conditions:
1.	The Opponent uses the "Fight" command with a bow/greatbow as their 
weapon.

Best Use: Putting the hurt on Archer/Hunter/Sniper/Greatbow Assassins.
Special Use: Can help Juggler and Assassin SCC's.

Other Information: Works best with Berserk since it calculates using the 
damage that would have been dealt to you. The weapon you have equipped has no 
effect on Return Fire's damage.

Return Magic [RRMA]

R-Ability Name: Return Magic
Learned by: Black Mage(Humans, Moogles, Nu Mou), Bishop
Races: Humans, Moogles, Nu Mou, Bangaa
Learned From: Black Robe
Type of Equipment: Robe
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Returns hostile magic abilities back to their user. Return 
Magic does not require a hit. 
R-Ability Rules: Return Magic will activate under the following conditions:
1.	The ability the opponent is using is Magical
2.	That ability is either single or cross panel
3.	That ability belongs to a "___ Magic" set(barring Blue Magic), Prayer, 
Sagacity Skill, Alchemy Skill, or any ability that shares information 
with such skills. (e.g. Mateus' Thundaga, Templar's Rasp) 

Best Use: Setting up enemy time mages to eat their own status attacks.
Special Use: Makes Black Mage SCC's more fun.

Other Information: Return Magic is best used by baiting mages near your RM 
unit. The best candidate for baiting by any class is a time mage while your 
unit has Star Armlet equipped. High Mpow units can benefit when placed near 
any kind of mage.

Strikeback [RSTB]

R-Ability Name: Strikeback
Learned by: Fighter, Gladiator
Races: Humans, Bangaa
Learned From: Wygar
Type of Equipment: Clothes
AP to Learn: 300
R-Ability Effect: Blocks "Fight" commands used by attackers in your "Fight" 
range and attacks back, may critical. 
R-Ability Rules: Strikeback will only activate under the following conditions:
1.	The opponent uses the "Fight" command
2.	Your Unit is within range with its "Fight" Command

Best Use: Making Ranged units damned near invulnerable to Fight and able to 
attack back.
Special Use: helps Gladiator SCC's and somewhat Fighter.

Other Information: Strikeback with a Range 7 bow is basically reflex on 
steroids(your only worry is Gunners 8/9 panels away, Strikeback uses your own 
weapon power unlike Return Fire, so the stronger you are the stronger your 
Strikeback. Best used with Berserked enemies.

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5. R-Ability Rankings: [RRNK]
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1. Counter
2. Damage > MP 
3. Bonecrusher 
4. Block Arrows
5. Dragonheart  
6. Strikeback 
7. Reflex  
8. Return Magic 
9. Return Fire
10. Catch  
11. Auto-Regen 
12. Last Quicken 
13. Last Haste 
14. Absorb MP 
15. Last Berserk

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6. Legal Stuff: [LEGL]
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7. Thanks: [THNK]
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Another big round of thanks to everyone who helped on the FFTA Board, 
including MarioGolfMaster, Miraglyth, ChronicPokeAbuser, BBEG, chocomog, 
stuyle31, and myself, DDragoon.

Thanks to CjayC for allowing us the GameFAQs Site

Thanks to Square-Enix for creating this great game for us to enjoy.