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.
|Swords, Greatswords||Hats, Helmets||Heavy Armor, Light Armor||Yes|
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|
Soldier appears with a Fire-elemental card.