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Masters of the spear. Dragoons leap high into the air, striking foes with deadly force.
—Description

Dragoon is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, usable by the bangaa only.

Dragoons are best at attacking enemies from a distance, using their signature Jump attack. Their Dragonheart Reaction ability also ensures a long duration on the field (although unlike the first game, Dragonheart will only work once per battle). Dragoons have excellent stat growth and access to several elemental-based short-range area attacks through their breath weapons. They can have an amazing Jump stat if equipping a spear, as some spears raise it by two, giving a total of five without shoes equipped.

Kyrra the Dragoon bestows this class after the player assists him, and another famous dragoon is Hilo the Prophet (although he mentions that he borrowed this form) who is also one of the Gifted.

RequirementsEdit

  • To Unlock: Complete Kyrra, Dragoon
  • To Use: Master 2 Warrior A-Abilities

StatsEdit

Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Swords, Spears Helmets Heavy Armor No


Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
3 3 0 18 B H A C G G 62%

AbilitiesEdit

Dragon SoulEdit

The power of dragons stirs within the abilities of the DRAGOON.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master
Jump Javelin A powerful ranged attack with halved accuracy. 4 150
Fire Breath Lava Spear Fire damage. T area in front of user 300
Ice Breath Ice Lance Ice damage. T area in front of user 300
Thunder Breath Gae Bolg Thunder damage. T area in front of user 300
Bangaa Cry Dragon Whisker Non-elemental damage. May Confuse. T area in front of user 300
Wyrmtamer Burglar Sword Persuades Dragonkind to leave the battlefield. 1 150
Wyrmkiller Blood Sword Deals double damage to Dragonkind. Weapon range 200
Lancet Restorer Absorbs HP from the target, deals half the damage of a regular attack. 1 300

ReactionEdit

Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Dragonheart Vitanova Gains Reraise status when melee damaged. 500

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

"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.

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