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Soldiers employ the arts of war to weaken and slow opponents.

Soldier is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. It is the default job of the humes, and the main job of Luso. Soldiers use "breaks" to inflict statuses on enemies. A soldier is a basic tank with good Defense, power, and the best HP growth of any hume class, benefiting Paladins.

The Soldier's abilities include First Aid, which recovers HP (but does not remove debuffs like it did in the first game), and Mug Gil, which harms the enemy and steals its gil. One Soldier A-ability is required to access the Thief and Archer jobs while three A-abilities are required to access the Paladin and Fighter jobs.

A notable Soldier NPC is the Komodo Trader (actually named Calvin, though he never says so himself), elder brother to Celestine (although she is reportedly much taller) and employee of Komodo Potions. He is cowardly and quick to panic and the player is required to defend him three times. He is also an opponent once when he and his companions trespass in Prima Donna's storehouse.


Weapons Head Body Equip Shields?
Swords, Greatswords Hats, Helmets Heavy Armor, Light Armor Yes

Move Jump Evasion Unarmed
Attack Raise
HP MP Atk Def Mgk Res Spd
4 2 0 18 A F B B D D 50%


Arts of WarEdit

SOLDIERS and WARRIORS use these skills to weaken foes' defenses.

Soldier abilities can be learned by equipping swords or greatswords, which are purchased from the shop or obtained by completing quests, while warrior abilities can be learned by equipping swords or broadswords. These weapons are mainly obtained through the Bazaar.

Skill Source Equipment Effect Range AP To Master
First Aid Broadsword Recover some HP. Self 100
Rend Power Barong Lower the Weapon Attack power of target. Weapon Range 250
Rend Magick Buster Sword Lower the Magic Power of target. Weapon Range 250
Rend MP Ancient Sword MP damage. Weapon Range 250
Rend Speed Silver Sword Lower the Speed of target. Weapon Range 200
Mug Gil Diamond Sword Damage and steal a small amount of gil. Weapon Range 350
Provoke Blood Sword Inflicts Berserk. 1 300
Gauge Burglar Sword Detect Level 1 treasure/loot on enemy. 4 150


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP To Master
Shieldbearer Bronze Shield Can equip shields regardless of Job. 150
Monkey Grip Dagriohm Hold a two-handed weapon with one hand. 250

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Soldier Hume TCG

Soldier appears with a Fire-elemental card.


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