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Cecil FF4DS CG Art
The way of the knight is to defend others.
Dissidia Final Fantasy, Knight Lore

The Paladin (パラディン, Paradin?) is a special job that appears in several games in the series.

ProfileEdit

The Paladin is a sacred knight, counterbalancing the Dark Knight. Paladins equip heavy swords and armor and can use special holy swords that have been imbued with sacred power. They can use basic White Magic spells, and can cover allies whose HP are low.

Some games give Paladins the Holy Sword skillset, giving them the power to strengthen and protect allies and attack enemies with holy-themed attacks. As Dark Knights wield the Deathbringer, the holy sword Excalibur is sometimes associated with Paladins. Another common Paladin weapon is the Save the Queen.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I

As the upgrade to the Fighter class, the Knight was the prototype for the future Paladin class and has more in common with them than later knights; specializing in swords and shields, having access to the strongest armor, and the ability to cast low-level White Magic.

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III

In the NES version, the Dark Knight was called the Magic Knight and was obtained from the Water Crystal. The Magic Knight can use White Magic up to level three. The Knight job, obtained from the Fire Crystal, is a strong fighter who can also shield other party members from attacks and cast certain healing spells.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV Cecil Harvey transforms into a Paladin on Mount Ordeals. As the first named Paladin, Cecil came to define the specifics of the job as Final Fantasy's first true dedicated "tank" class; in-game, he has access to low-level White Magic and can use Cover to take hits in an ally's place; he will use Cover to protect weakened allies automatically. As a Paladin, Cecil gains access to many Holy-Elemental weapons, such as the Lustrous Sword and his ultimate weapon, the Ragnarok, allowing him to do massive damage against undead monsters.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Cecil returns as a Paladin in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV, and he retains all of his skills as a Paladin from the previous game.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY Cecil returns as a Paladin, retaining his skills from Final Fantasy IV. His son Ceodore Harvey similarly has White Magic and wields heavy equipment. Kain Highwind becomes a Holy Dragoon, the Dragoon equivalent of a Paladin, giving Kain the ability to use White Magic.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI Leo Cristophe is officially classified as a General. However, he equips heavy equipment, and bears the Shock ability, all attributes associated with Paladins.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX Beatrix is a Paladin and is temporarily playable, as well as being fought as a boss. She has her own skillset, Seiken, which consists of some Sword Arts attacks, and can cast White Magic.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI

Paladins are an advanced job, and are popular "tanks" due to having several defensive skills along with strong armor. They can also cast White Magic.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

FFXIIRW Basch is given the Paladin job. He uses heavy equipment and swords, and his skillset consists of abilities that protect and strengthen the party.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII While a Paladin job class does not appear; Snow Villiers is theoretically the best Sentinel, which acts a bit like "cover", as Sentinels provoke the enemy and defend using guard abilities. Snow also has trademark names for his heavy coats, such as Save the Queen, and even a coat that is named after the job class, Paladin.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

XIII-2 Lightning's downloadable scenario, "Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess", gives her a menagerie of new roles, mostly to relate to the 'mythic' theme of her current predicament. Of these, Paladin is her Commando analogue, and compared to many of the other roles at her disposal, performs exactly like the Commando.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR Paladin is a garb available for Lightning. Its locked ability is Heavy Guard and its auto abilities are Soul of the Holy Knight, which boosts Magic Resistance by 10% and status ailment resistance by 20%, and Ruinga Guard, which deals magic damage when Lightning guards for a certain length of time. It is obtained by completing the sidequest "The Saint's Stone" in Luxerion.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV FFXIV Paladin Icon Gladiators who meet certain requirements can obtain a Soul of the Paladin, allowing them to switch between Gladiator and Paladin when not engaged. Paladin has all of the same abilities as a Gladiator, but sacrifices abilities from other classes while gaining traditional skills like Cover.

The design of Paladin's Artifact Armor borrows heavily from the Final Fantasy XI version.

In the Japanese version, the class is called "Knight" rather than Paladin.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA

The Paladin job is exclusive to humans. The job is a strong attacker and can use abilities with the rare Holy element.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2

The hume-exclusive Paladin makes a return. Frimelda Lotice is a Paladin.

Final Fantasy Tactics SEdit

TS

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Crystal Defenders: Vanguard StormEdit

VSDefenders

While Paladins cannot attack monsters, they act like shields, preventing the advance of any enemy, large or small.
—Online description
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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL

FFT4HoL Paladin Icon

The Paladin job is usable and focuses on defending itself and its allies.

Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

Gawain is a Paladin, and this Warrior of Light job is unlocked with his chapter.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia Cecil appears as both a Dark Knight and a Paladin, able to shift forms when attacking. His Paladin form specializes in swift aerial sword combos and light-based magic attacks.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 Cecil's Paladin form returns, as well as his Dark Knight form, functioning exactly the same as in the original game.

Kain also makes an appearance in this game, with the Holy Dragoon class as his EX Mode.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Dissidia012 The Paladin appears as one of Cecil's forms. The Paladin's 2nd form is Cecil's outfit from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

Paladin is a job unlocked with a White Mage level 10, and Monk level 5.

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Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

Artniks

FFTA Paladin R I Artniks

The Paladin from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance appears as an obtainable card.

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Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

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Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

The Paladin from Final Fantasy XI appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via the Final Fantasy Portal App.

Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit

Knights of the CrystalsEdit

The Paladin class was obtainable by completing the 04:Crests collection. It offers a minor boost to attack and a major boost to defense. It appears on a bronze card.

Glorious Blaze: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 SoldiersEdit

GF Paladin Collaboration

Paladin collaboration.

To celebrate the initial release of Glorious Blaze: The Princess of Destiny and the 8 Soldiers, a collaboration was made with Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade wherein the Paladin armor was made available to players for a limited time.

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EtymologyEdit

The paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France.

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