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 similar to the Chemist in that their ability Combine allows them to mix a shot with an item for various effects. Ammunition can only be bought from the traveling merchant. The downside to the Cannoneer is that on their own they do not have the damage output other physical-based jobs have, and struggle increasing their damage output at all.
Mastering Cannoneer for all four characters in the mobile and Steam versions earns the player the achievement "Blistering Bombardment".
AppearanceEditFaris is the only one without a hat. All of them have a small, white pouch of gunpowder by their waist. In the mobile and Steam versions, the sprites are redrawn to resemble pirates, and lose their gunpowder pouches.
- Job command - Open Fire
- Innate abilities - None
- Equipment - Knives, Swords, Shields, Hats, 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 Confuse. 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: Confuse (ignores Confuse immunity)
- 1/16: Instant Death (ignores Undead nature)
The stat modifiers for Cannoneers are:
- Strength: +5
- Agility: +5
- Stamina: -10
- Magic: -5
Cannoneer appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Fire-, Lightning-, and Ice-elemental cards.
Cannoneer appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Cannoneer is a term for an artillery gunner, first recorded in the 16th century. Current title is "cannon crewmember," shortened to "cannoneer." Modern cannoneers support infantry units in training and in battlefield are an integral part of combat operations ranging from urban to jungle terrains.