Steiner makes a cameo as a tutor from the in-game manuals, explaining equipment with Vivi. Steiner is also the name of a Ghost Card, and is a Level 100 Zidane that has the Green Gem and Chocograph to be won through battlegen. The player can win the Excalibur II from the card, a reference to Steiner's ultimate weapon in Final Fantasy IX.
Steiner appears as a playable character.
Steiner is an ally and a summonable Legend. His EX ability is Climhazzard.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Steiner appears in Final Fantasy Artniks.
As leader of Alexandria's Knights of Pluto, this man of honor lives to protect.
Steiner is an exclusive character available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content. He uses the Thunder Slash ability.
Captain of the Knights of Pluto, an order that serves Alexandria's Queen Brahne, Steiner has sworn to serve House Alexandros. Stubborn to a fault and set in his ways, Steiner's every act is in service to the royal family.
Though he appears first as a boss aboard the M.S. Prima Vista, Steiner is playable in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and is automatically recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Alexandria Castle, Part 3 in the Realm of FF IX on the Classic difficulty track. He could also be recruited more easily via the Challenge Events To the Holy Land, A Place to Call Home, and Someone to Protect
Steiner is a Knight Captain, whose combat role is Physical Defense.
He may be big, clumsy, oafish, and a bit loud where he comes from, but in Record Keeper, Steiner is a top-notch tank. He has some of the best defensive stats in the cast and is no slouch with a sword, even going so far as to be a decent Spellblade. However, he can be slow and is more vulnerable to enemy magic than other units. The player would do well to ensure that any armor given to Steiner can offset the latter weakness,
- Record Spheres
|Job||S.Lv 1||S.Lv 2||S.Lv 3||S.Lv 4||S.Lv 5|
|Knight||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+100 HP||+1 DEF||+2 DEF|
|Warrior||+1 ATK||+70 HP||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+2 ATK|
|Red Mage||+1 ATK||+1 DEF||+1 RES||+60 HP||+2 ATK|
|Paladin*Requires mastery of Knight's Record Sphere.||+3 DEF||+4 DEF||+250 HP||+6 DEF||+6% Knight Ability Damage|
|Gladiator*Requires mastery of Warrior's Record Sphere.||+3 ATK||+3 DEF||+200 HP||+4 ATK||+5 ATK|
|Spellblade*Requires mastery of Warrior and Red Mage's Record Spheres.||+3 ATK||+3 DEF||+170 HP||+6 ATK||+6% Spellblade Ability Damage|
His initial Soul Break is Knight Shield, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment temporarily raises user's Defense. The sword Defender (IX) allows Steiner to use Thunder Slash, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment swings a blade of lightning at a single target reducing its Defense.
He can equip accessories.
Steiner appears as a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as Knight.
Steiner's Trust Master reward is the Excalibur II weapon.
- 4★ - No. 0751: "A large knight who appears in tales of Gaia, a world foreign to this one. Steiner is the leader of the all-male company known as the Knights of Pluto, a rare group in the currently female-dominated Kingdom of Alexandria. He considers General Beatrix to be his rival, and is extremely serious and stubborn in nature, leaving no room for flexibility. His loyalty to the royal family cannot be questioned, though the passion he pours into his work often tends to be his undoing."
- 5★ - No. 0753: "A large knight who appears in tales of Gaia, a world foreign to this one. Steiner is the leader of the slightly unreliable company belonging to the Alexandrian forces known as the Knights of Pluto. He is a stubborn man that has sworn his undying loyalty to the royal family, and whose obstinacy often inconveniences those around him. As fate would have it, he eventually sets off on a journey outside the kingdom where he experienced many encounters that gradually changed his way of life."
- 6★ - No. 0754: "A large knight who appears in tales of Gaia, a world foreign to this one. Steiner was saved by Alexandrian knights during the war that occurred during his childhood, and thus grew up dreaming of becoming a knight himself until he finally joined the Alexandrian army in his youth. Believing his mission to be that of blindly following the will of the royal family, he did as he was bid in the name of duty. However, later throughout his journey he came to realize that his own judgment had value, and began to reevaluate his way of life."
- —Entries for different versions of Steiner.
Steiner is represented in Fire-elemental cards. He is depicted in his Final Fantasy IX render and in his Yoshitaka Amano artwork, as well as alongside Beatrix in a card depicting a scene from the game's ending.
Steiner appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.