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III

FF3-Dragoon
FF3-NES-Dragoon
Dragoons are polearm experts. Their Jump ability allows them to deal massive damage while being impervious to enemy attacks.
—In-game description
The bearer of this certificate has tamed the very skies and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Dragoon.
—In-job mastery certificate description

The Dragoon (竜騎士, Ryuukishi?) is a Job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal. Dragoons wield spears in battle and are highly skilled against aerial foes. They are renowned for their ability to launch deadly attacks from above.

Abilities Edit

NES version Edit

  • Special Ability - Jump

This is the first time Jump appears in Final Fantasy, and it functions exactly the same as in subsequent games. By jumping into the air, the Dragoon avoids all attacks, and comes back down on the enemy a turn later, doing twice as much damage.

Additionally, when a Dragoon uses Jump against a dragon-type enemy, the damage is higher than usual.

3D versions Edit

  • Special Ability - Jump

In this version, Jump is the same. However, the damage multiplier is dependent on the Job level, with damage ranging from 1.5x damage to 2.4x damage using the following formula:

Damage~Bonus=Original~Damage\times\left(1.5+\frac{Job~Level}{110}\right)

Which give the following results:

Job Level Damage Multiplier
Jump
1-10 1.5
11-21 1.6
22-32 1.7
33-43 1.8
44-54 1.9
55-65 2.0
66-76 2.1
77-87 2.2
88-98 2.3
99 2.4

Additionally, if an enemy is weak against Wind, damage is further doubled.

Stats Edit

Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd Level Str Agi Vit Int Mnd
NES Version 3D Versions
1 20 10 10 5 10 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 26 18 14 7 14 10 10 10 10 10 10
20 31 27 18 9 18 20 17 17 15 15 15
30 37 36 22 11 22 30 24 24 20 20 20
40 42 45 26 13 26 40 31 31 24 24 24
50 48 54 30 15 30 50 38 38 29 29 29
60 53 63 34 17 34 60 44 44 34 34 34
70 59 72 38 19 38 70 51 51 38 38 38
80 64 81 42 21 42 80 58 58 43 43 43
90 70 90 46 23 46 90 65 65 48 48 48
99 75 98 50 25 50 99 71 71 52 52 52

Equipment Edit

Weapons Edit

In the 3D remake, all Spears have the Wind-element attached, in addition to whatever element is listed here (e.g. Holy Lance still double damages Bahamut).

Name Attack Power Other Bonuses Element Other Information
Spears
Thunder Spear 45 None Lightning Casts Thunder when used.
Wind Spear 53 None Wind Casts Aero when used.
Heavy Lance 84 None None None
Blood Lance 95 None None Absorbs damage dealt.
Trident 108 None None None
Dragon Lance 117 None None None
Holy Lance 125 None Holy Casts Holy when used.
Gungnir 140 +10 Strength and +10 Agility Can only be obtained by stealing it or as a drop from Odin.
Magic Lance 145 +20 Strength None Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith. 3D versions only.

Armor Edit

Name Defense Magic Defense Other Bonuses Other Information
Head
Leather Cap 1 1 None None
Mythril Helm 4 3 None None
Shell Helm 6 5 None None
Ice Helm 10 6 None None
Feathered Hat 10 16 +2 Agility None
Dragon Helm 18 9 +2 Vitality None
Diamond Helm 21 10 None None
Ribbon 23 20 None Protects against all status ailments.
Crystal Helm 31 17 None None
Body
Vest 1 1 None None
Rusty Mail 1 1 None None
Leather Armor 3 1 None None
Mythril Armor 10 3 None None
Shell Armor 18 9 None None
Ice Armor 20 9 None None
Flame Mail 21 11 None None
Reflect Mail 30 30 +2 Intellect and +2 Mind Protects against some status ailments.
Dragon Mail 35 13 None None
Demon Mail 38 17 None None
Diamond Mail 40 19 None None
Crystal Mail 55 24 None None
Arms
Bronze Bracers 1 1 None None
Mythril Gloves 3 1 None None
Gauntlets 8 4 +1 Strength and +1 Vitality None
Power Bracers 13 9 +2 Strength and +2 Vitality None
Diamond Gloves 15 7 +3 Strength and +3 Vitality None
Protect Ring 18 18 +2 to all stats Resists Fire, Thunder, Ice, Wind and Light
Crystal Gloves 40 18 +3 Strength and +3 Vitality None
Shield
Leather Shield 2 1 None Protects against some status ailments.
Mythril Shield 3 3 None Protects against some status ailments.
Ice Shield 6 4 None Protects against some status ailments.
Heroic Shield 9 6 +1 to all stats Protects against some status ailments.
Demon Shield 12 8 None Protects against some status ailments.
Diamond Shield 14 10 None Protects against some status ailments.
Aegis Shield 16 17 +4 Mind Protects against all status ailments.
Crystal Shield 20 15 None Protects against some status ailments.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Legends II Edit

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FFLTnS Onion Dragoon Artwork

The Dragoon job from Final Fantasy III appears in Final Fantasy Legends II in the form of the Onion Dragoon Phantom Stone.

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG Luneth, Arc, and Refia appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Dragoons. Their cards are Lightning-elemental.


Triple Triad Edit

473a Dragoon

Arc appears as a Dragoon in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Gallery Edit

Etymology Edit

"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.

Trivia Edit

  • Though Ricard Highwind from Final Fantasy II marks the first appearance of Dragoons in the series, Final Fantasy III is the first game to feature the Job's Jump command, which would become its trademark.
  • Final Fantasy III is also the first game to have spears as Dragoons' iconic weapons. The original releases of Final Fantasy II had Ricard skilled only with swords, with later remakes giving him an equal weapon level with spears and a spear equipped by default.

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