The greatest asset of dragoons is their Jump attack, leaping high in the air before plummeting down on enemies with incredible speed.
The Dragoon is a high-damage somewhat tank-like class.
The Dragoon is unlocked in the 4★ Quest, "Aptitude Exam: Dragoon & Sage."
To master the Dragoon complete any 10 quests, then the 5★ quest "Mastery Trials: Dragoon."
Dragoons can initially equip spears and clubs; after mastery dual axes, dual clubs and dual swords can be equipped.
They are proficient in all Spear Skills.
The Unique Ability Jump allows the Dragoon to avoid damage for a short time, then land near an enemy for damage. Jump does more damage near the center of impact.
The Standard Ability Lancet absorbs HP and additional AP with normal attacks. Dragoons absorb 10% of the damage given as HP and AP.
"Dragoon" is the traditional name for a special soldier type in classical European warfare. Unlike in Final Fantasy, the original dragoons did not fight with lances, that being the job of "lancers"—a different soldier class. Dragoons were infantry that rode on horseback, but fought on foot. Originally they fought with a musket called the "dragoon," giving them the name. The dragoons' arsenal expanded to include guns, sabres, and axes. During the Napoleonic Wars they became medium cavalry and reached the height of their popularity.
After the Napoleonic Wars, to make better use of the number of men the European military had, the dragoons were trained to use lances and lancers became obsolete. Thanks to the advances of modern warfare, dragoons lost their niche and modern dragoon units exist only for ceremonial purposes.