The Heavy Armored Soldier is a boss that appears in Chapter 3 of Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.
Vincent's battle against the Heavy Armored Soldier has two phases. In the first phase, the boss uses a rocket launcher to attack. In the second, it makes use of a sword and machine gun to attack Vincent when he is close by and far away, respectively.
|Large Caliber Shell||150||Hard||The Heavy Armored Soldier launches a rocket at Vincent. Can be easily dodged.|
|Machine Gun||30||Normal||The Heavy Armored Soldier attacks Vincent from a distance with a machine gun.|
|Sword Jab||300||Hard||The Heavy Armored Soldier jabs at Vincent with a sword.|
|Overhead Sword Slice||400||Hard||The Heavy Armored Soldier brings a sword down upon Vincent.|
Vincent should attack the Heavy Armored Soldier from a distance during the second phase of his fight against it, as the boss's sword strikes are more powerful than its machine gun attacks. Vincent can transform into the Galian Beast to quickly finish this opponent off.
The Heavy Armored Soldier appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, on a card that is of the Ice element.