These vicious seeq charge into battle brandishing axes and sending lightning roaring through the enemy ranks. Vikings can also steal from their foes.
Viking is a job exclusive to the seeq race in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. Real world vikings were known for their mastery of sailing the seas, and one of the very most prominent of their gods, Thor, controlled thunder. The job's elemental affinities towards Water and Thunder. The official art shows a Viking holding a saber, but the class cannot wield any kind of sword.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Viking relies on using primarily axes and Lightning-elemental magick. It is the closest that the seeq have to a magickal job. Viking shines for having the highest magickal defense for a seeq job, and can damage and steal items, gil, and even equipment, which is exclusive to it.
Viking has the highest Resistance growth among seeq jobs, making it sturdy against spellcasters. As the most magick-oriented seeq job, it has the best MP growth, albeit still quite slow. Its Attack stat is slightly poor compared to Lanista and Berserker, yet on par with Ranger. Viking is the second fastest seeq job, second to Ranger.
Viking is the only job capable of stealing equipment while dealing damage via Pillage. Pillage deals minor damage to a target with normal attack accuracy, but the chance of actually stealing the gear is halved, and becomes halved with each succession. Stop or Sleep statuses can help against this weakness.
Viking's unique spell, Tsunami, deals heavy Water damage to all units within a large area also depleting MP. It is useful against enemies weak to Water, notably most Cockatrices, Chocobos, and Yellow Jellies. The downside is that is can only be used when the Viking is standing in a body of water.
A notable Viking is the Lord Grayrl, the teacher of this art and the Sword King.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
VIKINGS plunder the battlefield and call down lightning from the skies.
|Call down a bolt of lightning, deal lightning damage to the target.|
|An improved version of Thunder. Deals even greater lightning damage to its targets.|
|The greatest Thunder magick. Blasts its target with countless bolts, dealing massive lightning damage.|
|Deftly steal gil from the target without arousing suspicion.|
|Rough up the target. Deals damage and steals an item.|
|Brutalize the target. Deals damage and steal armor.|
|War Cry||Francisca||All sides and self||300||—|
|Let out a heartening battle cry, raising RESILIENCE of surrounding units to debuffs.|
|Send a giant wave crashing on units in a large area. Deals water damage and depletes MP. Only useable in water.|
Reaction[edit | edit source]
|Absorb Damage||Thief's Cap||Gain HP equal to 10% of damage taken.||250|
|Gil Snapper||Chocobo Shield||Obtain gil after receiving a critical hit.||300|
Support[edit | edit source]
|Safeguard||Iron Armor||Prevents the user's weapon from being stolen or destroyed.||150|
|Shieldbearer||Platinum Shield||Enables the user to equip shields, regardless of their current job.||150|
|Doublehand||Greataxe||Wield one-handed weapons with both hands. Deals additional damage.||250|
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Vikings were Norse seafarers who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, European Russia, Mediterranean littoral, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, North Atlantic islands and as far as the north-eastern coast of North America during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. The term is commonly extended to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age.
Modern conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the historical sources painting a romanticized picture of noble savages. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés.