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Works in the medium of mixed aether, wielding a specialized brush to render their imagining's reality.
These creations include not only creatures and weapons, but landscapes as well.
As evoking such wonders takes time, the pictomancer also keeps instant-cast abilities and spells at the ready.

— 2024 Japanese Fanfest Keynote Speech Slides

Pictomancer frame icon.png Pictomancer (PCT) is a job introduced with the Dawntrail expansion and unlockable at level 80. It will be one of four non-limited magical ranged DPS jobs and does not have a base class.


General information





The Pictomancer is a disciple of magic and wears armor "of Casting", similar to other jobs in this role. They use brushes as weapons.

Weapon Armor Accessories
Pictomancer's Arms Head


Similar to other magical ranged DPS, Pictomancer uses Intelligence as its main stat.


Pictomancer Job Quests

List of pictomancer quests

Magical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Hollow Pursuits Role quest 70 Cerigg
A Voice from the Void Role quest 72 Cerigg
Echoes of the Past Role quest 74 Cerigg
Nyelbert's Lament Role quest 76 Cerigg
Taynor's Training Day Role quest 78 Cerigg 1 Espresso con panna icon1.png  Espresso con Panna
A Tearful Reunion Role quest 80 Cerigg Speaker for the wise icon1.png  Speaker for the Wise
Magical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
Magical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII
5 Nightworld silver piece icon1.png  Nightworld Silver Piece

Magical DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Our Aching Souls Role quest 85 Ishgardian Delegate
No Forgiveness, No Deliverance Role quest 86 Artoirel
Only Justice, Only Vengeance Role quest 87 Artoirel
Wills Unending, Faith Unbending Role quest 88 Artoirel
O Mighty Fury, Guide Us to Victory Role quest 89 Artoirel 1 Coconut cod chowder icon1.png  Coconut Cod Chowder
Ever March Heavensward Role quest 90 Artoirel More than fear icon1.png  More than Fear
Magical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)
Magical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)
2 Savage aim materia ix icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia IX
2 Savage might materia ix icon1.png  Savage Might Materia IX
2 Heavens eye materia ix icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia IX

Magical Ranged DPS Role Quests (Dawntrail)


List of pictomancer actions


List of pictomancer traits


Job mechanics

The pictomancer channels offensive elemental magic by creating a variety of artwork. In addition to hard-cast spells, they also have several instant cast actions, similar to other magical ranged DPS. They will also be able to buff nearby allies, similar to Red Mage or Summoner. They will not have access to a resurrection spell.

The pictomancer's basic spell combo (Aether Hue) consists of a sequence of three spells: fire, aero, and water, that are assigned to a single button. Upon completing a combo, they gain one usage of an instant-cast holy spell and 25 rainbow job gauge. The pictomancer can use 50 gauge on Subtractive Hue, which allows them to use a stronger combo of three different spells: ice, earth, and thunder, that deal more damage but have longer cast times. Each available usage of their holy spell is also replaced with a use of an instant-cast comet spell.

The pictomancer's job gauge also contains three empty canvases, which can be painted on to create a creature, weapon, and landscape canvas. The painting actions are instant-cast out of combat but have a cast time in combat. The creature canvas requires four uses of the paint action to fully materialize. Each time the paint action is used, a different body part is added, unlocking an instant cast "rendering" attack spell. A moogle is created after two uses, and a madeen after four, which can be summoned by using a finisher spell to deal high damage. The weapon canvas will summon a hammer which can be used on a three-part ranged attack combo. The landscape canvas has a long cast time and unlocks a finisher that buffs party members and creates an area on the ground that grants several effects to the user, including the ability to use Star Prism, a very strong attack.

The pictomancer also has access to a movement action allowing to quickly dash forward while temporarily boosting their movement speed.


This job is associated with the following achievements:


Notable Pictomancers



Pictomancy was invented in Sharlayan by the legendary Archon, Relm.


  • The only known example of a pictomancer in the Final Fantasy series prior to this job's introduction was Relm from Final Fantasy VI. The artifact armor in Dawntrail is styled after her outfit. The job was playable in Bravely Default II, another RPG made by Square Enix.
  • This job was initially teased by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt worn by Naoki Yoshida during the 2023 North American Fan Festival. The connection is that the turtles were named after famous Renaissance artists.
  • The job was revealed at the 2024 Japanese Fan Festival, featuring Krile in the full trailer.

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