Soldier is a novelty job in Final Fantasy Tactics, as it is Cloud's default job. The job is named after SOLDIER, the elite unit of powerful warriors under the command of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a major antagonist in Final Fantasy VII, and the division which Cloud claimed affiliation with.

Its abilities involve dealing heavy damage to a single foe, based on Cloud's Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII, except Cherry Blossom. It costs 6,730 JP to master.


A mysterious otherworldly traveler capable of formidable Limit techniques when his rage reaches a breaking point.
Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
None Swords Hats, Ribbons Clothes No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 9 20% Medium Medium Medium Medium



Soldier job command. Unmatched martial skills made possible by fury pushed to its limit.

Cloud must be equipped with the Materia Blade to use these abilities.

The damage formula for Limit is as follows:

Magick Attack \times PWR
Name Range Effect Speed JP Needed
Brave Slash
2 1 34 150
A limit skill that slashes swiftly at the target.
Cross Slash
2 2 25 200
A limit skill that slices the target in a cross-cut pattern.
Blade Beam 2 1 20 250
A limit skill that inflicts damage commensurate with the damage the user has endured.
Climhazzard 2 1 15 450
A limit skill that inflicts damage commensurate with the damage the target has already suffered.
Meteorain 3 3 10 560
A limit skill that inflicts damage by summoning a meteor out of the sky.
Finishing Touch
(Finish Touch)
3 2 20 670
A limit skill that inflicts a variety of status effects.
Effect: KO, Stone, Stop.
Omnislash 3 3 7 900/1200
Another ultimate limit skill.
Cherry Blossom 3 3 5 1200/2500
The most powerful limit skill.

Reaction abilitiesEdit

Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Counter Tackle Counterattack with a tackle. Physical Attack 180

Support abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Equip Axes Equip axes, regardless of job. 170
(Monster Skill)
Adds an ability to all monsters in neighboring tiles with an elevation difference of 3h or less. 200
Defend Defend oneself against an attack. Adds the Defend command. 50
JP Boost
(Gained JP Up)
Increase the amount of JP earned in battle. 250

Movement abilitiesEdit

Name Description JP Needed
Move +1 Increase Move by 1. 200



A soldier is one who fights as part of an organised, land based, sea based and air based armed force. A soldier can be an enlisted person, a non-commissioned officer, or an officer in the Army.