To attack is the best defense.Dissidia Final Fantasy, Warrior Lore
The Warrior (戦士, Senshi? or ウォリアー, Woriā?), also known as the Fighter and abbreviated as WAR (戦, Sen?), is a recurring job in the series. It serves the role of the RPG genre's traditional strength and physical combat character class, being one of the core basic jobs within the job system.
- 1 Profile
- 2 Appearances
- 2.1 Final Fantasy
- 2.2 Final Fantasy III
- 2.3 Final Fantasy X-2
- 2.4 Final Fantasy XI
- 2.5 Final Fantasy XIV
- 2.6 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 2.7 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 2.8 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 2.9 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 2.10 Pictlogica Final Fantasy ≒
- 2.11 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 2.12 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 2.13 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 2.14 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 2.15 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2.16 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2.17 Triple Triad
- 3 Allusions in series entries
- 4 Related jobs
- 5 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 6 Gallery
A warrior fears no danger, and excels in bringing combat to the enemy. Sturdy yet lithe, the warrior can wear a wide range of armor, serving as both sword and shield on the front lines of battle.Description.
The Warrior is usually one of the basic jobs in each game, focusing on strong melee damage and survivability. Earlier titles had the Warrior focus on simply using the swords or axes to deal normal physical attacks to enemies. With later installments having the Knight taking over the Warrior's combative tank role, the job went mostly absent in entries after Final Fantasy III.
Modern titles starting from Final Fantasy XI would include elements of the recurring Berserker and Viking job into the Warrior's fighting style, focusing on wielding large axes in combat and having access to the Provoke and Berserk abilities. Its ability pool would begin to include melee skills that would lower the defenses of enemies and unleashing group-wide attacks. The job would also focus on increasing the user's base physical attacks in some fashion, either by base damage potency, critical hit chance, and hit count, but at the cost of some temporary stat decreases. These elements would also be used in the 3D remake of Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy XIV, and Final Fantasy Dimensions.
As an invaluable asset to most parties, the Warrior is often a first choice when it comes to picking a team. The Warrior's upgrade, the Knight, is an even greater source of physical power, and can use White Magic. This is probably one of the most important character classes one can choose, as a Warrior can take a great amount of punishment, deals high damage, and can heal in an emergency after job-changing.
The Warrior is a job gained from the Wind Crystal. Warriors have a high aptitude for wielding swords in battle. Having focused all their training on physical combat, they are unable to use any magic.
The Warrior (WAR) is one of the base classes available from the start of the game, sporting well-balanced overall stats. In combat, Warriors utilize abilities that gain enemy enmity, while also having access to abilities that increase their physical attack power and multiplying the amount of melee attacks they perform on enemies.
The Warrior appeared as a job for players to use, mimicking the design and gameplay from its original appearance from Final Fantasy XI. It was one of the base jobs for players to use, serving as a strong tanking unit with melee capabilities.
The Warrior (WAR) is the Soul Crystal upgrade to the Marauder class. It is a tank job using two-handed axes, and is set apart from Dark Knight and Paladin by its ability to put out very high burst-damage for a tank job, rivaling several DPS classes' own burst-damage outputs.
A miniature Warrior in the style of the original Final Fantasy is one of three possible outcomes of summoning the "Minion of Light" (the others being a Black Mage and a White Mage), with its footprints given on the Minion Guide as each job's corresponding sprite.
The Warrior (WAR) is a bangaa job that has access to debilitating abilities, focused around melee skills and the ability to use broadswords.
Warrior is a job exclusive to bangaa. Warriors possesses offensive abilities and can wield two-handed broadswords.
The Warrior was a job for bangaa units. Notable Warriors that appeared as recruitable units included Cheating Rob, Demonic Meikes, Shield Commander Christoph, Cursed Swordsman Gunter, and Quick Attack Gouge. Their attacks included several "Break" skills and buffing abilities to aid the party.
Paine from Final Fantasy X-2 also appears as the Warrior job from her original title. Her only ability was Delay Counter.
The Warrior is a starting job class available to both groups. Its keeps its pure offensive focus by utilizing several melee damage dealing skills, while also having access to abilities that gain enemy aggro.
The Warrior job from Final Fantasy Dimensions makes a cameo appearance during the Alba side quests, with the character transforming into the job during one of the boss encounters against her. In her Warrior form, she is able to use several of the job's abilities from the original game.
In the original free-to-play versions, there was an additional Warrior Alba signet that could be obtained during Alba's collaboration event.
Male and female Warriors appear as unlockable Memoria for players. The job's special move are the Overpower and Warcry abilities. The Warrior is one of the requirements to unlocking the Knight, Dark Knight, Samurai, Parivir, and Gladiator jobs.
Warrior is a basic job available by default. Warriors gain a bonus to Attack and Defense for equipped greatswords and Strength-based abilities, and, like all basic jobs, have the lowest EXP required to gain levels.
Two Warrior cards depicting Refia and Arc from Final Fantasy III appeared as R ranked cards for players to use for combat.
This novice swordsman, for whom all roads lead to war, is a fighter, not a lover.Description
The Warrior is a character available to the party, he uses the Attack ability during battle. He is available by default.
The generic Warrior class appears as a Core character. It was initially available as a pre-registration bonus, but can be acquired via the Hall of Rites.
The Warrior was a job card available for Wol to summon at the game's launch. It was the base version of the Warrior jobs, serving the Defender role. The Warrior sported high HP and attack power, but had weak oriented magic stats. Its Ultimate was Arc Slash, a conal area attack that would deal damage to enemies in a wide arc.
The upgraded forms of the Warrior were the Gladiator and Swordmaster, which could be unlocked through the fourth and eighth job panel boards respectively.
When equipped with the Warrior jobs, Wol's battle theme would change to the "Warrior of Light" track.
The Warrior job appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as multiple Forward cards. Most of the cards are Fire-elemental, but it also appears as Earth-, Lightning-, and Wind-elemental cards. Other related jobs also appear as cards: the Marauder from Final Fantasy XIV and the Sky Warrior from Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.
Warrior appears on Triple Triad cards in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Allusions in series entries
Several titles have featured references to the Warrior job.
Dissidia Final Fantasy series
The Warrior of Light is a recurring character in the Dissidia Final Fantasy subseries of games. He represents the original Final Fantasy, being based on the Warrior job. His EX-Mode in the first two entries reference the class change system, allowing him to temporarily become the Knight job.
However, his skillset revolves around the use of light in offensive techniques due to the lack of a skillset for the job from the original game.
The Warrior of Light also has a recurring outfit in the series based on the original Final Fantasy incarnation of the warrior.
A garb imbued with the soul of the warrior. It increases the wearer's physical damage and maximum HP.
The Amazon Warrior (アマゾネス, Amazonesu?, lit. Amazoness) garb for Lightning from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is a female variant of the traditional Warrior job. The garb specializes in melee combat - having access to the multi-hitting Speed Slash command and utilizes stronger Guard techniques. Its auto-ability is the Soul of the Warrior (戦士の魂, Senshi no Tamashi?) passive, raising Lightning's HP by 5% and her strength by 10%.
The Marauder (斧術士, Fujutsushi?, lit. Axeman) is the base form of the Warrior from Final Fantasy XIV, being one of the initial tank classes available from the game's start. Marauders use their axes to perform melee attacks that have the additional effect of gaining enmity from enemies. It can be upgraded to the Warrior job at level 30.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
Defunct Square Enix titles
The Warrior from Final Fantasy Record Keeper appeared as a male avatar skin in the original version of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], as part of a collaboration with the former. The Warrior's legs are elongated to adjust for the avatar sizes in Union χ.
Non Square Enix games
The popular Japanese browser game, Granblue Fantasy, features a Warrior job for players to use as their main character's job in combat. Like the Final Fantasy version of the job, it focuses on utilizing swords and axes as its main weapons, with its combat abilities including the likes of Rage and Armor Break. Granblue Fantasy borrows a majority of its job influences from Final Fantasy, featuring several alumni from the series among its development staff.