Masters of the spear. Dragoons leap high into the air, striking foes with deadly force.
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.
To unlock the Dragoon, the player must complete the "Kyrra, Dragoon" mission. To use the job, a character must master two Warrior A-Abilities.
|Swords, Spears||Helmets||Heavy Armor||No|
The power of dragons stirs within the abilities of the DRAGOON.
|Leap into the air and impale the target. Requires: Spear|
|Fire Breath||Lava Spear||T area in front of user||300|
|Breathe flame in a cone in front of the user. Deals fire damage.|
|Ice Breath||Ice Lance||T area in front of user||300|
|Breathe frost in a cone in front of the user. Deals ice damage.|
|Thunder Breath||Gae Bolg||T area in front of user||300|
|Breathe electricity in a cone in front of the user. Deals lightning damage.|
|Bangaa Cry||Dragon Whisker||T area in front of user||300|
|Let out a distinctly bangaa shout. Damages and CONFUSES in a cone in front of the user.|
|Persuade target dragon to flee the battlefield.|
|Wyrmkiller||Blood Sword||Weapon range||200|
|The best guarded secret of the dragoons. Deals heavy damage to dragons.|
|Use the soul of the wyrm to steal HP from the target.|
|Dragonheart||Vitanova||Gain RERAISE after taking damage. Only works once per battle.||500|
"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.