Table: Prestige Classes
|Clan Hunter||Base Attack Bonus: +4.|
Skills: Diplomacy 2 ranks, Stealth 4 ranks, Survival 4 ranks.
Special: Must have joined one of the Clan Hunter guilds.
|A bandit king raids caravans on the road. An ogre pillages farms to the north. A mage has kidnapped the mayor’s son and hidden him somewhere in the marsh—and the soldiers of the king cannot seem to stem the tide. The terrified citizens have only one choice, and it isn’t cheap. They call in a clan hunter. A clan hunter tracks down creatures and either eliminates them or brings them to whatever justice awaits them.|
|Diamond Magister||Feats: Any 3 metamagic feats.|
Spells: Able to cast 7th-level white magic spells.
|Masters of the healing art, Diamond Magisters are highly sought after for their knowledge of white magic.|
|Elemental Fist Disciple||Base Attack Bonus: +7|
Skills: Knowledge (the planes) 5 ranks.
Special: Must have at least 3 ki powers.
|The elemental fist disciple is a monk that uses ki to fuel his elemental attacks to cripple his foes with status ailments. Elemental fist disciples often use martial arts to back up their variety of elemental-based ranged attacks.|
|General||Alignment: Any lawful alignment.|
Base Attack Bonus: +7
Skills: Diplomacy 2 ranks, Intimidate 4 ranks, Sense Motive 2 ranks, Use Magic Device 2 ranks.
Special: Must be appointed by one of the emperors of a country or equivalent, with magiteknology.
|Elite commanders on the battlefield hand pick by the emperor of a country to lead his soldiers into combat and to protect him and his family. A devastating warrior who seems slow at first glance only to surprise his enemies with his charging speed and magical powers granted to him by his armor.|
|Judge Magister||Alignment: Any lawful alignment.|
Base Attack Bonus: +7
Skills: Diplomacy 2 ranks, Intimidate 4 ranks, Sense Motive 4 ranks.
Special: Must be appointed by one of the ruling houses.
|The elite guard and the chief arbiters and enforcers of Imperial law in the Lands of Ivalice. They are feared for their ability to bring in lawbreakers easily. Their unique armor, a badge of office, makes them intimidating to everyone. They excel at knocking down foes while fearlessly standing their ground.|
|Kingsglaive||Alignment: Must be within one alignment step away from the King’s alignment.|
Base Attack Bonus: +7
Skills: Intimidate 5 Ranks, Sense Motive 5 Ranks, Acrobatics 5 Ranks, Perception 5 Ranks
Special: Must be appointed by a King as his kingsglaive.
|Trained from an early age in the art of war and sworn to the service of a king, the kingsglaive holds a position of power and respect in many lands, often serving as the voice and justice of the king. Never caught unarmed, the kingsglaive is the literal interpretation of using the power of the king as a weapon. Creating a glaive is the core of the kingsglaive, and with it, she is a deadly combatant. Versatile and varied, the kingsglaive can be found in all shapes and sizes, wielding blades unique to the wielder and customized to fit the needs of the kingsglaive. Fluid in function, the kingsglaive has mastered how to alter her glaive to fit the situation, bringing power and versatility into any combat.|
|Lucian Knight||Base Attack Bonus: +5|
Skills: Diplomacy 2 ranks, Knowledge Nobility 7 ranks.
Feats: Any teamwork feat.
|The elite warriors of lucis, these knights excel at teamwork with allies and leading them into the fray in the king’s name. Unlike a kingsglaive, these knights do not have powers from the king but still a hint of lucis magic resides within them. These knights often become crownsguard for the king and his family and make great leaders for any battlefield.|
|Magitek Pilot||Skills: Drive 5 ranks.|
Feats: Magitek Operation.
Special: The character must own a Magitek.
|A magitek pilot commands a massive, armored war machine equipped with materia-based weaponry. Magitek pilots are often freelancers, serving as shock troopers or scouts to earn money to pay for repairs and upgrades for their Magitek.|
|Mediator||Skills: Diplomacy 5 ranks, Intimidation 5 ranks, Perform 5 ranks.|
Spells: Able to perform 2nd-level bard songs.
|The world is a melting pot of political and social intrigues. Governments rise and fall, but one thing remains true, mediators will always be necessary at some level. Whether taking on roles as leaders of organizations, holding positions within a government, using words to fight enemies, or using their skills as negotiators and peace keepers, the mediator can fill multiple roles. They have the ability to manipulate people into doing their bidding.|
|Onyx Magister||Feats: Any 3 metamagic feats.|
Spells: Able to cast 7th-level black magic spells.
|Masters of wielding death, Onyx Magisters grasps higher learning for his magical prowess with his spells. Onyx Magisters are the highest practitioners of the black magic arts, wielding magic with the highest proficiency.|
|Paradigm Shifter||Spells: Able to cast 3rd-level red mage spells.||Sometimes it is not enough to be a conquering warrior, a champion of all that’s right, an experienced sellsword, or an elite foot soldier. Sometimes the circumstances require a solid commander of soldiers and situations. Sometimes the circumstances demand a paradigm shifter. They inspire trust in those they lead. They earn that trust by slogging through harsh landscapes, dangerous battlefields, and haunted catacombs along with those under their command. With a look, they can see where to best deploy their resources or come up with a sneaky ruse to fool their enemies. A paradigm shifter has a tactician’s mind, a cartographer’s overview of the disputed landscape (or dungeon warren), and a way with words that can inspire battle-hardened fighters to give it their all when melee breaks out.|
|Ruby Magister||Spells: Able to cast 3rd-level red magic spells.|
Special: Must have Weapon Bond (Red Mage) ability.
|There are those who spend their lives poring over ancient tomes and texts, unlocking the power of magic, and there are those who spend their time perfecting the use of individual weapons, becoming masters without equal. The ruby magister is at once a student of both philosophies, blending magical ability and martial prowess into something entirely unique, a discipline in which both spell and steel are used to devastating effect. As he grows in power, the ruby magister at the pinnacle of his art, the ruby magister becomes a blur of steel and magic, a force that few foes would dare to stand against.|
|SeeD Operative||Base Attack Bonus: +5|
Skills: Spellcraft 5 ranks, Knowledge (Religion) 3 ranks
Special: Must be a student or cadet of Balamb Garden.
|SeeD operatives are a mercenary force for hire, conducting missions around the world as battle support and undercover operatives. Their services are requested by governments and civilians; their tasks range from providing military support to protecting civilians to slaying monsters. Only Balamb Garden trains SeeD cadets, but members from the other Gardens can transfer to Balamb for the field exam. All SeeD operatives are stationed at Balamb. The SeeD operative specializes in high-level para-magic via the use of Guardian Forces.|
|Turk||Skills: Intimidate 5 Ranks, Bluff 5 Ranks, Sense Motive 5 Ranks, Stealth 5 Ranks, Perception 5 Ranks, Sleight of Hand 5 Ranks, Escape Artist 5 Ranks.|
Feats: Dodge, Mobility.
Special: Must have the Evasion class feature. Must join the Investigation Sector of the General Affairs Department and pass the field test overseen by a turk.
|An intelligence bureau for the Shinra Corporation, the turks specialize in a myriad of clandestine operations from reconnaissance, espionage, black ops to kidnapping, sabotage, and even assassinations. In many ways, they are a fraternal order with an eclectic membership from thieves and street performers to trained martial artists and gunslingers. However as myriad as they are in background, all Turks are well dressed professionals who get the job done. What matters to a turk first and foremost is the bottom line and any concerns such as friends and family are secondary. Becoming a turk means becoming one for life, the only way out is in a body-bag.|