So there are plenty of great animations created by the community that don’t line up directly with any one class (see special magic users as a great example) and there are plenty of jobs a la Final Fantasy Tactics or traditional tabletop that aren’t represented that could potentially fill a niche or replace/supplement some of the iconic classes. So I thought this would be a good place to throw around ideas and use collective creativity to come up with ideas
As a starting example, consider an Alchemist or Apothecary. IS took a crack at similar idea on the Fates titles, but it only grasped at the idea before changing gears upon promoting into a merchant.
What I was theorycrafting is that there isn’t a true “buffing” class in the roster. dancers have had the rings and the ability to refresh and the potions briefly existed to function like magic water, but there’s not a dedicated class in the mainline series that focuses entirely on something akin to the rally skills as a class function and not just a skill, enter the Alchemist.
They have some weapon proficiency, probably a single magic or weapon, but their kit includes a variety of either potions or staves that could either recover damage to make them an alternative to cleric, or provide stat buffs or positive status effects. I’m not familiar enough with the FEbuilder tools to say for sure what the limitations are, but considering status conditions can be assigned to weapons, it seems entirely possible status buffs, akin to say, giving poison strikes to a weapon for a limited number of turns, or applying a life drain, aren’t outside the realm of possibilities
Ideally, the tools are there so the Alchemist/Apothecary could operate more effieciently, either with the equivalent of power stave so they can buff and add to the attack economy, or have their effects work as an aura so more members of the army can be effected at a time
Feel free to shoot down my idea or suggest your own, and theorycraft other class concepts you think could fit the framework or a fan-made FE game