SOLDIER:3rd is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII encountered during the raid on the upper floors of the Shinra Building. They have the Hardedge as a stealable item, a weapon for Cloud that considerably boosts his Attack power at this point in the game. The next place to obtain Hardedge is Junon.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Formations[edit | edit source]
|437||Row 1: SOLDIER:3rd A|
Row 2: SOLDIER:3rd B
|440||Row 1: SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B|
Row 2: SOLDIER:3rd C
|442||Row 1: Moth Slasher|
Row 2: SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B
|443||SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B (Back Attack)|
|653||SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B|
|654||SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B, SOLDIER:3rd C|
|655||SOLDIER:3rd A, SOLDIER:3rd B (Back Attack)|
Locations[edit | edit source]
|Shinra Building (before Jenova escapes)|
|68f.||440, 442, 443 (Back Attack)|
Battle[edit | edit source]
SOLDIER:3rds tend to show up in pairs. They use Split for minor damage, Bolt2, Ice2, as well as the Flying Sickle attack, where each sickle deals moderate damage to one character. Both his Split and Flying Sickle attacks may be used twice in one turn. He can use Sleepel to inflict sleep on a single character. They are weak against Fire.
SOLDIER:3rd is one of the few enemies that have weaknesses and resistances to particular status attributes. He is weak to Confusion abilities, so if attacked when in this status ailment, he takes double damage. However, the party doesn't have the means to inflict Confuse during the time they first visit Shinra HQ.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
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Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Soldier:3rd appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.
Soldier:3rd appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
Rampage Land Rankers[edit | edit source]
Soldier:3rd appears as an enemy in the Midgar dungeon.