SOLDIER:3rd is an enemy from Final Fantasy VII encountered during the raid on the upper floors of Shinra Headquarters. They are notable for having the Hardedge, a weapon for Cloud that gives a considerable increase to his Attack power at this point in the game, as a stealable item. The next place to obtain Hardedge is Junon.
SOLDIER:3rds tend to show up in pairs. They will use Split for minor damage. They use Bolt2, Ice2, as well as the Flying Sickle attack, which each of them deals moderate damage to one character. Both his Split and Flying Sickle attacks may be used twice in one turn. He can use Sleepel to inflict sleep on a single character. They are weak against Fire.
SOLDIER:3rd is one of the few enemies that have weaknesses and resistances to particular Status Attributes. In this case, it is weak to Confusion status abilities, so if attacked when in this status ailment, it will take double damage.