Experts with the spear. Able to jump high.
The Dragoon job is available to bangaa after mastering two Warrior abilities. Along with Jump and Lancet, Dragoons can also use dragons' "breath" attacks. Dragoons wield a variety of weapons, such as swords and spears.
Growth[edit | edit source]
Dragoons are the most Attack-oriented bangaa job. They have the highest Attack, high HP and Defense, and average Speed. Their Magic Power and Resistance are the lowest.
|HP||MP||Atk||Def||Mag Pwr||Mag Res||Spd|
|8.2 A-||1.2 E||9.6 A||8.4 B||5.6 E||6.4 D||1.1 D+|
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Dragoon command. Use techs learned from the dragons.
|Jump high into the sky to deliver a spear attack.|
|Absorbs HP from target.|
|Persuades dragon to leave the field of battle.|
|Fire Breath||Lava Spear||300||40||Cone|
|Incendiary breath. Deals damage.|
|Bolt Breath||Gae Bolg||300||40||Cone|
|Electrically charged cloud. Deals damage.|
|Ice Breath||Ice Lance||300||40||Cone|
|Icy cold breath. Deals damage.|
|Wyrmkiller||Blood Sword||300||As Weapon||As Weapon|
|Ancient dragoon-killing technique.|
|Bangaa Cry||Dragon Whisker||200||45||Cone|
|Bangaa warrior battle cry. Deals damage.|
Wyrmtamer's chance of success depends on the number of KOs the caster has been responsible for, and the percentage of HP the target has left.
The formula of success is as follows:
Reaction[edit | edit source]
|Dragonheart||Vitanova||Auto-raises unit damaged by weapon.||300|
Combo[edit | edit source]
|Dragon Combo||Mythril Spear||Failproof combo ability for dragoons.||100|
Overview[edit | edit source]
Concerned with nothing but offense, Dragoons boast the highest attack by far. Spears and Jump give them some useful ranged capabilities. Having access to three breath abilities allows them to selectively target any elemental weaknesses the opponent might have. Jump is a stable ranged attack, and is even able to be used by Templars. Dragonheart is a potentially broken reaction ability, as the enemy AI usually uses normal attacks, giving Dragoons the potential to become nigh invincible. Lancet gives Dragoons some more survivability without having to concern other allies.
Dragoons do have a few problems. Their average speed hurts their offensive abilities, as they are easily outpaced by units like Snipers and Ninjas. The class lacks healing, being unable to assist allies. As with most bangaa, the Dragoon has horrible MP and Magic Attack, although this is hardly an issue. Overall, Dragoons are strong, and though not fast, can defeat various enemies with few hits.
Fast-acting mages are the best means of offense against enemy Dragoons, though they should remain wary as Dragoons can down them in one strike. Immobilizing or disabling Dragoons greatly limits their offensive potential.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Dragoon" is the traditional name for a special soldier type in classical European warfare. Unlike in Final Fantasy, the original dragoons did not fight with lances, that being the job of "lancers"—a different soldier class. Dragoons were infantry that rode on horseback, but fought on foot. Originally they fought with a musket called the "dragoon," giving them the name. The dragoons' arsenal expanded to include guns, sabres, and axes. During the Napoleonic Wars they became medium cavalry and reached the height of their popularity."
After the Napoleonic Wars, to make better use of the number of men the European military had, the dragoons were trained to use lances and lancers became obsolete. Thanks to the advances of modern warfare, dragoons lost their niche and modern dragoon units exist only for ceremonial purposes.