- "Tinkerers with the know-how to combine items into weapons both beautiful and destructive."
The Cannoneer has a slight advantage over other physical-based jobs with its Open Fire command, as it allows them to deal damage while being in the back row, and allows the Cannoneer to equip weapons they don't necessarily need to attack with and instead will help them survive longer, such as the Main Gauche. The Cannoneer is also similar to the Chemist in that their ability Combine allows them to mix a shot with an item for various effects. The downside to the Cannoneer is that on their own, they do not have the damage output that other physical-based jobs have, and have trouble increasing their damage output at all.
While dressed as Cannoneers, the characters wear outfits reminiscent of privateers or the French army uniforms from the 19th century, giant hat and all. Faris is the only one without a hat. All of them have a small, white pouch of gunpowder by their waist. In the iOS version, the sprites are redrawn to resemble pirates, and lose their gunpowder pouches.
- Job Command - Open Fire
- Innate Abilities - None
- Equipment - Knives, Swords, Shields, Hats, Light Helmets, Clothes, Robes, Armlets
The Cannoneer is about random effects, similar to the Gambler job. The Open Fire command deals heavy non-elemental damage to one enemy, and may also inflict a random status ailment, including Instant Death, Blind, Poison, or Confusion. It also ignores row, making it generally preferable to use over normal attacks.
The chances of each status is as follows:
- 6/16: Poison
- 5/16: Darkness
- 4/16: Confusion (ignores Confuse immunity)
- 1/16: Instant Death (ignores Undead nature)
Cannoneer also teaches the valuable EXP Up ability, which allows characters to gain levels quickly by adding +50% EXP at the end of battles.
Upon mastery, Freelancers gain a bonus to Strength and Agility.
The stat modifiers for Cannoneers are:
- Strength: +5
- Agility: +5
- Stamina: -10
- Magic: -5
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