Specializing in combat, the Warrior has high attack and defense and can wield any weapon.Dawn of Souls instructions
The Warrior and Knight classes specialize in heavy armor and offensive combat wielding a variety of weapons, and the Knight is able to cast some White Magic.
The Warrior wears bright red armor with shoulder pads, bracers, and boots. Its hair is red in the original NES version - due to palette limitations, the Warrior's hair is the same color as its armor - and is short and messy. The Knight has a more muscular build than the Warrior and its hair is slicked back.
The Playstation Origins port updates the designs for the Warrior and Knight, and these sprites are also used for the Game Boy Advance Dawn of Souls port. The Warrior has silver trim on its shoulder pads and boots, wears a yellow belt, and its hair is brown or dirty blond. The Knight has primarily silver armor with red accents, its hair is swept back, and it wears a silver headpiece. The Knight also wears a yellow cape, which the Playstation Portable 20th Anniversary port recolors red. In its artwork for the Dawn of Souls port, the Warrior has red armor with gold and yellow details, a brown belt, and brown boots.
FMVs in the Origins port give the Warrior/Knight an appearance closer to Yoshitaka Amano's concept art for the Warrior of Light. The Warrior/Knight wears pale blue plate armor with a yellow cape, a helmet with a long pair of horns pointing forward, and has pale blond hair.
The ten names for the Warrior class are:
- Argus - Location in Final Fantasy III.
- Alus - Character in Final Fantasy III.
- Banon - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Baron - Location in Final Fantasy IV.
- Desh - Character in Final Fantasy III.
- Doma - Location in Final Fantasy VI.
- Giott - Character in Final Fantasy IV.
- Leo - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Sasune - Location in Final Fantasy III.
- Zeza - Character in Final Fantasy V.
In the Memory of Heroes novelization, Setro is the leader of the Warriors of Light. He possesses a righteous and courageous disposition. Honest, straightforward, and prone to tunnel vision, he has no memories of his past, unlike the other three Warriors of Light.
The Warrior has access to the best weapons and armor in the game, and impressive Strength, Stamina, and HP stats. The Warrior's main drawback is its dependence on powerful equipment, making it an expensive job to maintain. At the start of the game it has no special abilities and can only attack, but its high offensive stats make it a powerful attacker.
After completing the Citadel of Trials, Bahamut grants the party their class change and any Warriors in the player's party become Knights. The Knight can cast White Magic up to level 3 and have a wider variety of equipment than the Warrior. It can be advantageous to upgrade the party's classes sooner rather than later, as this will allow the Knight to accrue spell charges (MP in later versions) from a lower level and have more spell charges/MP in the endgame.
The Warrior of Light's second alternate outfit, "Classic Red", is based on the NES depiction of the Warrior. He wears a suit of red armor that leaves his arms bare, and his hair changes to a spiky red style. In his EX Mode, Class Change, his appearance changes to that of the Knight, with his body becoming more muscular and his hair being slicked back.
The Warrior of Light's alternate outfit, "Warrior of Beginnings", is an updated version of Classic Red, with slightly-altered armor and an altered hairstyle. Its alternate colors are white or blue, both of which slightly lighten the Warrior of Light's red hair.
The Warrior of Light receives a "Classic Red" Wardrobe Record based on the NES Warrior in a special 30th Anniversary Dungeon. The Wardrobe Record also appears when using Warrior of Light's "Classic of Light" Ultra Soul Break.
The Warrior has a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.