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The following jobs are able to dispel in one form or another:

Job Level Type Name
Red Mage 32 Spell Dispel
Scholar 32 Spell Dispel
Bard 33 Song Magic Finale
Summoner 32 Fenrir Blood Pact Lunar Roar
Blue Mage 38 Spell Blank Gaze
Blue Mage 46 Spell Geist Wall
Corsair 40 Job Ability Dark Shot
Blue Mage 64 Spell Voracious Trunk
Thief 75 Job Trait Aura Steal

Monster Special Abilities

The following is a list, organized by mob family, of abilities and resulting effects that players capable of dispelling should be prepared to eliminate. Note: Some groups will allow monsters to keep a buff to save mp or time from dispelling, i.e. a short-lasting Stoneskin (like crabs) or Berserk (in blink-tank parties). Talk it over with your group.

Adamantoise

Aern

Ahriman

Antica

Antlion

Apkallu

Bat (Giant Bat)

Bats (Bat Trio)

Bee

Beetle

Behemoth

Greater Birds (Roc)

Bird

Bomb

Buffalo

Bugard

Bugbear

Cardian

  • (Cardian Coins are RDM, Swords are PLD, Batons are BLM, and Cups are WHM; see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs".)


Cerberus

Chigoe

Cluster

Cockatrice

Coeurl

Corse

Crab

Craver

Crawler

Demon

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")


Detector

Dhalmel

Diremite

Doll

Doomed

Dragon

Eft

Elemental

Air Elemental

Ice Elemental

Fire Elemental

Water Elemental

Thunder Elemental

Earth Elemental

Light Elemental

Dark Elemental

Euvhi

Fly

Flytrap

Fomor

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")


Funguar

Giant Bat] (Single Bat)

Ghost

  • Ice Spikes --> Ice Spikes

Ghrah

Gigas

Goblin

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")


Golem

  • Crystal Shield --> Protect

Goobbue

Gorger

  • Emptiness Barrier(?) --> Defense Boost

Hecteyes

  • Blaze Spikes --> Blaze Spikes

Hippogryph

  • Fantod --> Attack Boost

Hound

Hpemde

Imp

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Lamia

Leech

  • Regeneration --> HP Regen

Lizard

  • Secretion --> Evasion Boost

Magic Pot

  • Blaze Spikes --> Blaze Spikes
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Malboro

Mamool Ja

  • Warm-Up --> Evasion/Accuracy Boost
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Mandragora

  • Photosynthesis --> HP Regen

Manticore

Marid

  • Voracious Trunk --> Single Buff Steal
  • Barrier Tusk --> Defense Boost

Mimic

Moblin

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Opo-opo

Orc

  • Arm Block --> Defense Boost
  • Warcry --> Warcry
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Orcish Warmachine

Orobon

Phuabo

  • Plasma Charge --> Shock Spikes

Pudding

  • Amplification --> Magic Attack Bonus and Magic Defense Bonus

Pugil

  • Water Wall --> Defense Boost
  • Water Shield --> Evasion Boost

Puk

  • Zephyr Mantle --> Blink

Qiqirn

Quadav

  • Shell Guard --> Defense Boost
  • Howl --> Warcry
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Qutrub

  • Animating Wall(?) --> Haste
  • Fortifying Wall(?) --> Protect

Rabbit

Ram

  • Rage --> Berserk

Raptor

Roc (Greater Birds)

Sabotender

  • Photosynthesis --> HP Regen

Sahagin

  • Bubble Armor --> Shell

Sapling

Scorpion

  • Sharp Spike --> Attack Boost

Sea Monk

  • Hard Membrane --> Evasion Boost
  • Regeneration --> HP Regen

Seether

Shadow

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Sheep

  • Rage --> Berserk

Skeleton

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Slime

Snoll

  • Berserk --> Berserk

Spider

Taurus

  • Unblessed Armor --> Shell

Thinker

Tiger

Tonberry

  • Sigh --> Evasion Boost

Treant

Troll

  • Diamondhide --> Stoneskin Cannot Be Dispelled/Finaled
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Uragnite

Wamoura

  • Heat Barrier --> Blaze Spikes
  • Amber Scutum --> Defense Boost

Wanderer

  • Aura of Persistence --> Defense Boost
  • Mirage --> Evasion Boost

Weapon

  • (see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs")

Weeper

  • Hexagon Belt --> Defense Boost

White Rabbit

Worm

  • Stoneskin --> Stoneskin

Wyrm

Wyvern

  • Wind Wall --> Evasion Boost

Xzomit

  • Saline Coat --> Magic Defense Boost
  • ?? --> Defense Boost

Yagudo

  • Parry --> Defense Boost
  • Warcry --> Warcry
  • (also see "Job Related Status Effects" & "Job Related Mobs" )

Yovra

  • Flourescence --> ?? Boost

Zdei (magic urn type thing)

  • Reactor Cool --> Ice Spikes (Reactor Cool cannot be dispel from 'Zdei)

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Job-Related Status Effects

Spells/abilities cast/used depend on mob's level. (Or other player's, if playing in Ballista ^^) Currently converting the below lists into table format that allow for sorting. I am doing one job at a time as time permits. Feel free to assist.

Job Spell or Ability To Status Effect
Bard Knight's Minne --> Defense Boost
Bard Valor Minuet --> Attack Boost
Bard Army's Paeon --> HP Regen
Bard Herb Pastoral --> Higher Resistance to Poison
Bard Sword Madrigal --> Accuracy Boost
Bard Sheepfoe Mambo --> Evasion Boost
Bard Scop's Operetta --> Higher Resistance to Silence
Bard Enchanting Etude --> CHR Boost
Bard Spirited Etude --> MND Boost
Bard Mage's Ballad --> MP Refresh
Bard Learned Etude --> INT Boost
Bard Quick Etude --> AGI Boost
Bard Advancing March --> Haste
Bard Vivacious Etude --> VIT Boost
Bard Hunter's Prelude --> Ranged Accuracy Boost
Bard Dextrous Etude --> DEX Boost
Bard Fowl Aubade --> Higher Resistance to Sleep
Bard Sinewy Etude --> STR Boost
Bard Light Carol --> Higher Resistance to Light
Bard Earth Carol --> Higher Resistance to Earth
Bard Water Carol --> Higher Resistance to Water
Bard Wind Carol --> Higher Resistance to Wind
Bard Fire Carol --> Higher Resistance to Fire
Bard Ice Carol --> Higher Resistance to Ice
Bard Lightning Carol --> Higher Resistance to Lighting
Bard Goblin Gavotte --> Higher Resistance to Bind
Bard Dark Carol --> Higher Resistance to Dark
Bard Blade Madrigal --> Accuracy Boost
Bard Dragonfoe Mambo --> Evasion Boost
Bard Gold Capriccio --> Higher Resistance to Petrification
Bard Mage's Ballad II --> MP Refresh
Bard Shining Fantasia --> Higher Resistance to Blind
Bard Victory March --> Haste
Bard Bewitching Etude --> CHR Boost
Bard Logical Etude --> MND Boost
Bard Sage Etude --> INT Boost
Bard Swift Etude --> AGI Boost
Bard Puppet's Operetta --> Higher Resistance to Silence
Bard Vital Etude --> VIT Boost
Bard Goddess's Hymnus --> Reraise
Bard Archer's Prelude --> Ranged Accuracy Boost
Bard Uncanny Etude --> DEX Boost
Bard Warding Round --> Higher Resistance to Curse
Bard Herculean Etude --> STR Boost
Black Mage Blaze Spikes --> Blaze Spikes
Black Mage Ice Spikes --> Ice Spikes
Black Mage Shock Spikes --> Shock Spikes
Blue Mage Amplification --> Magic Attack Bonus and Magic Defense Bonus
Blue Mage Cocoon --> Defense Boost
Blue Mage Diamondhide --> Stoneskin
Blue Mage Feather Barrier --> Evasion Boost
Blue Mage Memento Mori --> INT Boost
Blue Mage Metallic Body --> Stoneskin
Blue Mage Plasma Charge --> Shock Spikes
Blue Mage Reactor Cool --> Ice Spikes/Defense Boost
Blue Mage Refueling --> Haste
Blue Mage Saline Coat --> Magic Defense Boost
Blue Mage Spinal Cleave --> Accuracy Boost
Blue Mage Warm-Up --> Evasion/Accuracy Boost
Dark Knight Arcane Circle --> Possibility of all party members buffed to intimidate Arcana
Dark Knight Last Resort --> Attack Boost/Defense Down
Dark Knight Soul Eater --> Adds damage to attacks but drains HP of user
Dark Knight Absorb-STR --> STR Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-VIT --> VIT Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-AGI --> AGI Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-DEX --> DEX Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-INT --> INT Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-MND --> MND Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-CHR --> CHR Boost
Dark Knight Absorb-ACC --> ACC Boost
Dark Knight Dread Spikes --> Drain spikes
Dragoon Ancient Circle --> Possibility of all party members buffed to intimidate dragons
Monk Boost --> Attack Boost
Monk Dodge --> Evasion Boost
Monk Focus --> Accuracy Boost
Monk Counterstance --> Counterattack Boost/Defense Down
Ninja Tonko --> Invisible
Ninja Monomi --> Sneak
Paladin Holy Circle --> Possibility of all party members buffed to intimidate undead
Paladin Sentinel --> Defense Boost
Paladin Rampart --> Defense Boost/Magic Shield
Paladin Protect --> Protect
Paladin Shell --> Shell
Paladin Reprisal --> Shield spikes
Ranger Sharpshot --> Ranged Accuracy Boost
Ranger Camouflage --> Invisible

Red Mage

  • Barstone --> Higher Resistance to Earth
  • Protect --> Protect
  • Barsleep --> Higher Resistance to Sleep
  • Barwater --> Higher Resistance to Water
  • Barpoison --> Higher Resistance to Poison
  • Aquaveil --> Spell interrution rate down
  • Barparalyze --> Higher Resistance to Paralyze
  • Baraero --> Higher Resistance to Wind
  • Deodorize --> Deodorize
  • Enthunder --> Enthunder
  • Shell --> Shell
  • Barfire --> Higher Resistance to Fire
  • Barblind --> Higher Resistance to Blind
  • Enstone --> Enstone
  • Sneak --> Sneak
  • Blaze Spikes --> Blaze Spikes
  • Enaero --> Enaero
  • Barblizzard --> Higher Resistance to Ice
  • Regen --> HP Regen
  • Enblizzard --> Enblizzard
  • Barsilence --> Higher Resistance to Silence
  • Blink --> Blink
  • Enfire --> Enfire
  • Invisible --> Invisible
  • Barthunder --> Higher Resistance to Thunder
  • Enwater --> Enwater
  • Phalanx --> Defense Boost
  • Stoneskin --> Stoneskin
  • Barvirus --> Higher Resistance to Virus
  • Ice Spikes --> Ice Spikes
  • Refresh --> MP Refresh
  • Barpetrify --> Higher Resistance to Petrify
  • Haste --> Haste
  • Shock Spikes --> Shock Spikes

Samurai

  • Warding Circle --> Possibility of all party members buffed to intimidate demons
  • Third Eye --> Blink
  • Hasso --> STR/Attack Bonuses
  • Seigan --> Third Eye Bonuses

Summoner

Carbuncle

  • Shining Ruby --> Defense/Magic Defense Boost
  • Glittering Ruby --> Random Stat Boost

Garuda

  • Aerial Armor --> Blink
  • Hastega --> Haste

Shiva

  • Frost Armor --> Ice Spikes

Ramuh

  • Rolling Thunder --> Enthunder
  • Lightning Armor --> Shock Spikes

Ifrit

  • Crimson Howl --> Attack Boost

Fenrir

  • Ecliptic Growl --> STR/DEX/AGI/VIT/INT/MND/CHR Boost
  • Ecliptic Howl --> Evasion/Accuracy Boost

Titan

  • Earthen Ward --> Stoneskin

Warrior

  • Berserk --> Attack Boost/Defense Down
  • Defender --> Defense Boost/Attack Down
  • Warcry --> Attack Boost
  • Aggressor --> Attack Boost/Evasion Down

White Mage

  • Barstonra --> Higher Resistance to Earth
  • Protect --> Protect
  • Protectra --> Protect
  • Barsleepra --> Higher Resistance to Sleep
  • Barwatera --> Higher Resistance to Water
  • Aquaveil --> Spell interruption rate down
  • Barpoisonra --> Higher Resistance to Poison
  • Barparalyzra --> Higher Resistance to Paralyze
  • Baraera --> Higher Resistance to Wind
  • Deodorize --> Deodorize
  • Barfira --> Higher Resistance to Fire
  • Shell --> Shell
  • Shellra --> Shell
  • Barblindra --> Higher Resistance to Blind
  • Blink --> Blink
  • Sneak --> Sneak
  • Barblizzara --> Higher Resistance to Ice
  • Regen --> HP Regen
  • Barsilencera --> Higher Resistance to Silence
  • Invisible --> Invisible
  • Barthundra --> Higher Resistance to Thunder
  • Stoneskin --> Stoneskin
  • Reraise --> Reraise
  • Barvira --> Higher Resistance to Virus
  • Haste --> Haste
  • Barpetra --> Higher Resistance to Petrify
  • Hastega --> Haste


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Job-Related Mobs

Antican

  • Black Mage - Faber, Speculator, Retiarius, Signifer, Lanista, Quaestor
  • Warrior - Auxiliarius, Veles, Hastatus, Secutor, Triarius
  • Ranger - Funditor, Essedarius, Sagittarius, Aedilis
  • Paladin - Decurio, Eques, Centurio, Princeps, Hoplomachus, Antesignanus

Cardian

  • White Mage - Cups
  • Black Mage - Batons
  • Red Mage - Coins
  • Warrior - Swords

Corse

  • Black Mage - Corse, Arch Corse

Demon

  • Black Mage - Wizard, Chancellor, Doom, Dread, Kindred
  • Dark Knight - Arch, General, Knight, Judicator, Kindred
  • Warrior - Pawn, Commander, Blood, Gore, Kindred
  • Summoner - Warlock, Magistrate, Abyssal, Stygian, Kindred

Fomor

  • Black Mage - Fomor Black Mage, Imperial Sorcerer
  • Red Mage - Fomor Red Mage
  • Bard - Fomor Bard
  • Ninja - Fomor Ninja
  • Dark Knight - Fomor Dark Knight
  • Dragoon - Fomor Dragoon
  • Summoner - Fomor Summoner
  • Warrior - Fomor Warrior
  • Ranger - Fomor Ranger
  • Paladin - Fomor Paladin
  • Samurai - Fomor Samurai
  • Monk - Fomor Monk

Goblin

  • White Mage - Leecher, Alchemist, Physician
  • Black Mage - Gambler, Shaman, Fascinator
  • Red Mage - Weaver, Enchanter, Toreador
  • Dark Knight - Tinkerer, Reaper, Oilman, Packman, Alastor
  • Thief - Thug, Mugger, Robber, Welldigger, Bandit, Blagger
  • Warrior - Fisher, Digger, Butcher, Smithy, Craftsman, Bouncer, Mercenary, Fireman, Martialist, Junkman, Swordsman, Angler
  • Ranger - Ambusher, Furrier, Gutterman, Poacher, Hunter, Lengthman, Venerer, Marksman

Imp

  • Black Mage

Lamia

  • Summoner - Lamia Dancer
  • Black Mage - Lamia Graverobber
  • Bard - Merrow Chantress

Magic Pot

  • Red Mage

Mamool Ja

  • White Mage - Savant
  • Black Mage - Sophist
  • Ninja - Zenist
  • Thief - Bounder
  • Blue Mage - Mimiker, Mimer

Moblin

  • White Mage - Witchman, Gasman, Tankman, Scalpelman, Aidman, Gourneyman
  • Black Mage - Chapman, Draftsman, Coalman, Engineman
  • Red Mage - Pickman, Pikeman, Workman, Topsman, Groundsman, Ashman
  • Thief - Roadman

Orc

  • Black Mage - Mesmerizer, Cursemaker
  • Dark Knight - Neckchopper, Beastrider, Zerker
  • Warrior - Fodder, Fighter, Footsoldier, Veteran, Dreadnought
  • Monk - Grappler, Brawler, Gladiator, Champion
  • Dragoon - Grunt, Impaler, Dragoon
  • Ranger - Stonechucker, Nightraider, Bowshooter, Predator, Farkiller
  • Paladin - Serjeant, Trooper, Warchief, Protector

Qiqirn

  • Ranger - Rock Hound, Enterpriser, Mercenary, Archaeologist, Poulterer, Trailer, Volcanist
  • Thief - Mireguide, Lieuter, Diamantaire, Mosstrooper, Goldsmith, Treasure Hunter, Ceramist, Eggler
  • Unknown - Pecheur, Miner

Quadav

  • White Mage - Amethyst, Garnet, Topaz
  • Black Mage - Amber, Zircon, Spinel, Sapphire
  • Red Mage - Onyx, Emerald
  • Dark Knight - Greater, Brass, Mythril, Adaman
  • Warrior - Young, Old, Elder, Ancient
  • Paladin - Veteran, Bronze, Iron, Steel, Darksteel
  • Thief - Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum

Sahagin

  • White Mage - River, Spring, Rivulet, Lagoon
  • Bard - Stream, Lake, Riparian, Swamp, Coastal
  • Monk - Creek, Pond, Shore
  • Dragoon - Brook, Bog, Delta
  • Warrior - Marsh

Skeleton

  • Black Mage - Crossbones, Ship Wights, Magicked Bones, Enchanted Bones, Skeleton Sorcerer, Nashzehrer, Zombie, Ghoul, Wendigo, Wight, Ghast, Lost Soul, Fallen Evacuee, Fallen Soldier, Lich, Fallen Officer, Fallen Mage, Tomb Mage, Mindcraver, Doom Mage, Doom Warlock, Spartoi Sorcerer
  • Warrior - Crossbones, Magicked Bones, Enchanted Bones, Skeleton Warrior, Nashzehrer, Zombie, Ghoul, Wendigo, Wight, Ghast, Lost Soul, Fallen Evacuee, Fallen Soldier, Rot Prowler, Mummy, Fallen Officer, Fallen Knight, Fallen Major, Tomb Warrior, Fleshcraver, Doom Soldier, Doom Guard, Spartoi Warrior

Tonberry

  • Black Mage - Hexer, Plaguer, Jinxer, Maledictor, Imprecator
  • Ninja - Cutter, Chopper, Stabber, Slasher
  • Thief - Creeper, Stalker, Shadower, Pursuer, Trailer
  • Summoner - Harasser, Harrier, Dismayer, Beleaguerer

Troll

  • Dark Knight - Dark Knight
  • Monk - Monk
  • Ranger - Ranger
  • Warrior - Warrior
  • Paladin - Shieldbearer, Paladin

Weapon

  • Red Mage - Poltergeist, Boggart, Dancing, Evil, Cursed, Demonic, Hellish, Vault, Ominous, Mystic, Infernal, Aura
  • Warrior - Poltergeist, Boggart, Dancing, Evil, Cursed, Demonic, Over, Killing, Ornamental, Apocalyptic, Decorative

Yagudo

  • White Mage - Acolyte, Priest, Abbot
  • Black Mage - Scribe, Theologist, Prior, Prelate
  • Bard - Piper, Drummer, Lutenist, Chanter, Conductor
  • Ninja - Herald, Conquistador, Assassin
  • Monk - Initiate, Votary, Zealot, Setinel, Flagellant
  • Summoner - Mendicant, Oracle
  • Samurai - Persecutor, Interrogator, Inquisitor

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