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Rangers are experts in ranged combat. With their bows, they can attack for full damage from even the back line! Their Barrage ability allows them to unleash a hail of projectiles at the enemy!
—In-game description
The bearer of this certificate is deadly accurate with bow and arrow and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Ranger.
—In-job mastery certificate description

The Ranger (狩人, Karyudo?, lit. Hunter), also known as Hunter or Archer, is a job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Fire Crystal. Rangers are highly skilled in the way of archery. However, they can be expensive considering the need to purchase arrows. With a bow in hand and arrows readied, rangers can deal the same amount of damage from either the front line or the rear line. They can also wield boomerangs.

AbilitiesEdit

Famicom VersionEdit

Level White Magic
1 Cure Poisona Sight
2 Aero Toad Mini
3 Cura Teleport Blindna

Remake VersionEdit

The Ranger will shoot four arrows at four random enemies, with each hit doing less than normal damage.

Arrow damage will increase as the job level increases using the following formula:

Damage~Per~Hit=Original~Damage\times Factor
Job Level Factor
Barrage
1-20 0.2
21-70 0.3
71-99 0.4

StatsEdit

Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind
Famicom Version Remake Version
1 5 20 5 5 5 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 12 27 12 7 7 10 10 11 10 9 9
20 19 35 19 9 9 20 17 20 16 14 14
30 26 43 26 11 11 30 24 28 22 18 18
40 33 51 33 13 13 40 31 36 28 22 22
50 40 59 40 15 15 50 38 45 34 26 26
60 47 67 47 17 17 60 44 53 40 29 29
70 54 75 54 19 19 70 51 61 46 33 33
80 62 83 62 21 21 80 58 69 52 37 37
90 69 91 69 23 23 90 65 78 58 41 41
99 75 98 75 25 25 99 71 85 63 45 45

MP GrowthEdit

Level Lv.1 Lv.2 Lv.3 Lv.4 Lv.5 Lv.6 Lv.7 Lv.8
Famicom Version
1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 10 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
30 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
40 13 8 7 0 0 0 0 0
50 14 10 9 0 0 0 0 0
60 16 11 10 0 0 0 0 0
70 17 12 11 0 0 0 0 0
80 18 13 12 0 0 0 0 0
90 19 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
99 20 15 14 0 0 0 0 0

EquipmentEdit

WeaponsEdit

Name Attack Element Other Bonuses Other Information
Bows
Bow 10 None None None
Great Bow 18 None None None
Killer Bow 26 None None None
Rune Bow 42 None +2 Intellect & Mind None
Selene Bow 63 None None None
Yoichi Bow 70 None +5 Agility None
Eurytos Bow 95 None +5 Strength None
Elven Bow 109 None +5 Agility None
Artemis Bow 122 None +10 Strength & Agility Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith.
Arrows
Wooden Arrow 6 None None None
Holy Arrow 8 Holy None None
Iron Arrow 12 None None None
Fire Arrow 17 Fire None None
Ice Arrow 17 Ice None None
Light Arrow 17 Lightning None None
Sleep Arrow 20 None None Inflicts Sleep.
Poison Arrow 20 None None Inflicts Poison.
Medusa Arrow 23 None None Inflicts Petrify.
Magic Arrow 27 None None None
Yoichi Arrow 40 None None None
Throwing Weapons
Boomerang 40 None None None
Chakram 50 None None None

ArmorEdit

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
Black Cowl 15 10 +2 Agility None
Ribbon 23 20 None Protects against all status ailments.
Body
Vest 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
Black Garb 30 18 +2 Agility & Vitality None
Arms
Bronze Bracers 1 1 None None
Mythril Gloves 3 1 None None
Power Bracers 13 9 +2 Strength & Vitality None
Diamond Gloves 15 7 +3 Strength & Vitality None
Protect Ring 18 18 +2 all stats None

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Ranger appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Fire-, Earth-, and Wind-elemental cards. All four playable characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

024a Ranger

Ranger from Final Fantasy III 3D remake appears on a Triple Triad card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

A ranger is an archetype found in many fantasy fiction and role-playing games. Rangers are usually associated with the wisdom of nature. Rangers tend to be wise, hardy, cunning, and perceptive in addition to being skilled woodsmen.

TriviaEdit

  • The Ranger from Final Fantasy III marks the series' first proper appearance of the Ranger and Archer class archetype, though bow and arrows had existed as weapons since the previous game.

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