Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII - Knight (Leo) Job Class Guide

Knight job class guide for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age [FF12:TZA], including licenses, augments, magick, technick, equipment, quickening, gambits, and summoning.

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age / FFXII: TZA - Game Guide and Walkthrough


The Knight class, representing the zodiac Leo, wield Swords and Greatswords as their primary weapons. Unlike Foebreakers, Knights can keep up a consistent amount of damage especially when given the right buffs. They are also one of the few classes that can wield the Excalibur which is effective against undead monsters.

Unlike most melee classes, the Knight learns a variety of White Magicks. This increases its sustainability in battle, especially in battles that require winning by attrition. Their shield blocks also increase their survivability, making them good “walls” to shield the stronger but squishier classes.

The Knights’ main disadvantage is their lack of speed. Because they have little means to deal with Flying creatures, they excel more in battling ground type monsters.

The best equipment to give a Knight class are the Germinas Boots, the Genji Gloves, or the Hermes Sandals.


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Knights have a variety of HP boosting augments that increase their survivability. In addition, they have all the levels for Battle Lore which bolsters their physical attack damage each time the augment is improved. They also have the valued Adrenaline ability which can turn the tides of a battle to your favour.

License Name LP Notes
HP+30 20
HP+70 30
HP+110 40
HP+150 50
HP+190 60
HP+230 70
HP+270 80
HP+310 90
HP+350 100
HP+390 115
Battle Lore 30
Battle Lore 30
Battle Lore 30
Battle Lore 50
Battle Lore 50
Battle Lore 50
Battle Lore 50
Battle Lore 50
Battle Lore 70
Battle Lore 70
Battle Lore 70
Potion Lore 20 Requires Belias
Potion Lore 35 Requires Shemhazai
Command 1
Focus 70  –
Adrenaline 65
Last Stand 70
Martyr 30
Inquisitor 30
Headsman 30
Swiftness 30
Spellbound 30
Shield Block (1) 25
Shield Block (2) 45
Shield Block (3) 75


License Name LP Notes
White Magick 6 50 Curaga Regen
Requires Mateus
White Magick  7 60 Cleanse Esuna
White Magick 8 70 Confuse Faith
Requires Hashmal 
White Magick 9 80 Bravery Curaja


The Knight class has a balanced set of Technicks that allow them to varytheir strategy. Not only can they serve as a reserve healer, but they can also deal heavy damage and tank for their team.

License Name LP Notes
First Aid 20
Telekinesis 80 Requires Ultima
Souleater 35
Sight Unseeing 40
MP-HP 30
Revive 40


Knights wield swords and great swords. Similar to the Foebreaker, they are capable of wielding shields. As a melee class, Knights also utilize heavy armor.

License Name LP Equipment
Sword 1 15 Broadsword
Sword 2 25 Longsword Iron Sword
Sword 3 35 Zwill Blade Ancient Sword
Sword 4 50 Lohengrin Flametongue
Sword 5 60 Demonsbane Icebrand
Sword 6 70 Platinum Sword Bastard Sword
Sword 7 70 Diamond Sword Rune Blade
Sword 8 80 Death Bringer Stone Blade
Sword 9 90 Durandal Durandal A
Great Sword 1 50 Claymore
Great Sword 2 70 Defender Save the Queen
Great Sword 3 80 Ultima Sword
Great Sword 4 100 Ragnarok
Excalipoor 135 Excalipoor
Excalibur 150 Excalibur
Blood Sword 50 Blood Sword
Blood Sword A 80 Blood Sword
Tournesol 235 Tournesol
Shields 1 15 Leather Shield Buckler
Shields 2 20 Bronze Shield Round Shield
Shields 3 25 Golden Shield
Ice Shield
Flame Shield
Shields 4 30 Diamond Shield
Platinum Shield
Dragon Shield
Shields 5 35 Crystal Shield Kaiser Shield
Shields 6 40 Aegis Shield Demon Shield
Shields 7 65 Venetian Shield
Shell Shield 90 Shell Shield
Ensanguined Shield 100 Ensanguined Shield
Zodiac Escrutcheon 235 Zodiac Escrutcheon
Heavy Armor 1 25 Leather Helm
Bronze Helm
Leather Armor
Bronze Armor
Heavy Armor 2 30 Sallet
Iron Helm
Scale Armor
Iron Armor
Heavy Armor 3 35 Barbut
Winged Helmet
Linen Cuirass
Heavy Armor 4 40 Golden Helm
Golden Armor
Shielded Armor
Heavy Armor 5 50 Close Helmet
Bone Helm
Demon Mail
Bone Mail
Heavy Armor 6 55 Diamond Helm Diamond Armor
Heavy Armor 7 60 Steel Mask Mirror Mail
Heavy Armor 8 65 Platinum Helm Platinum Armor
Heavy Armor 9 70 GiantHelmet Carabineer Mail
Heavy Armor 10 80 Dragon Helm Dragon Mail
Heavy Armor 11 90 Magepower Shishak Maximillian
Heavy Armor 12 110 Grand Helm Grand Armor
Genji Armor 190 Genji Armor
Genji Helm
Genji Gloves
Genji Shield
Accessory (1) 5 Orrachea Armlet  –
Accessory (2) 20 Firefly Bangle
Accessory (3) 25 Diamond Armlet Argyle Armlet
Accessory (4) 35 Battle Harness Steel Gorget
Accessory (5) 35 Embroidered Tippet Tourmaline Ring
Accessory (6) 35 Golden Amulet Leather Gorget
Accessory (7) 40 Turtleshell Choker Rose Corsage
Accessory (8) 45 Thief’s Cuffs Gauntlets
Accessory (9) 30 Amber Armlet Black Belt
Accessory (10) 40 Jade Collar Nishijin Belt
Accessory (11) 45 Pheasant Netsuke Blazer Gloves
Accessory (12) 60 Gillie Boots Steel Poleyns
Accessory (13) 60 Berserker Magick Gloves
Accessory (14) 70 Sage’s Ring Agate Ring
Accessory (15) 70 Ruby Ring Bowline Sash
Accessory (16) 70 Cameo Belt Cat-Ear Hood
Accessory (17) 80 Bubble Belt Fuzzy Miter (Fuzzy Mitre)
Accessory (18) 80 Sash Power Armlet
Accessory (19) 100 Winged Boots Indigo Pendant
Accessory (20) 115 Opal Ring Hermes Sandals
Accessory (21) 130 Quasimodo Boots Nihopalaoa
Accessory (22) 160 Germinas Boots Ring of Renewal
Ribbon Equip 215 Ribbon

Quickenings, Gambits, and Summoning

License Name LP Notes
Gambit Slot 15
Gambit Slot 20
Gambit Slot 25
Gambit Slot 30
Gambit Slot 35
Gambit Slot 40
Gambit Slot 45
Gambit Slot 50
Gambit Slot 70
Gambit Slot 100
Quickening 50
Quickening 75
Quickening 100
Quickening 125 Requires Revive, HP+390, and Excalibur.
Belias 20 Requires Potion Lore 1.
Mateus 30 Requires White Magick’s 6 & 7.
Zalera 30
Adrammelech 35
Hashmal 50 Requires White Magick’s 8 & 9.
Cúchulainn 50 Battle Lore
Shemhazai 50 Requires Potion Lore 2.
Exodus 65 HP +350
Zeromus 65
Chaos 100 Requires Revive, HP+390, and Excalibur.
Famfrit 100
Ultima 115 Requires Telekinesis and Battle Lore.
Zodiark 200 Requires Revive, HP+390, and Excalibur. As much as possible, choose someone with low MP.


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