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Job Trait Overview

  • Game Description: Reduces amount of TP gained by enemies when striking them.
  • Job Traits are always active.
  • Further Notes:
    • Subtle Blow was added in April 2004.
    • Although it is known that this trait receives upgrades as a character increases in level, at this point it is still uncertain exactly when the upgrades are obtained.
    • Subtle Blow I reduces TP given to enemies by 5%
    • Subtle Blow II reduces TP given to enemies by 10%
    • Monk at level 75 naturally has 20% Subtle Blow
    • Ninja at level 75 naturally has 25% Subtle Blow
      • That being said, there are five levels of Subtle Blow for Ninja and four for Monk, with Subtle Blow III reducing TP given by 15%, Subtle Blow IV by 20%, and Subtle Blow V by 25%.
    • Despite its name, Subtle Blow also reduces the TP given to enemies from damaging spells.
    • The maximum amount of Subtle Blow that will be calculated is 50%; any additional Subtle Blow added past this point will have no effect.
  • See Tactical Points for details on how to calculate the effects of this trait.

Equipment that Enhances this Trait

Subtle Blow I

Subtle Blow II

  • Obtained: Monk Level 25
  • Obtained: Ninja Level 30

Subtle Blow III

  • Obtained: Monk Level 45
  • Obtained: Ninja Level 45

Subtle Blow IV

  • Obtained: Monk Level 65
  • Obtained: Ninja Level 60

Subtle Blow V