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FF3-Viking
FF3-NES-Viking
Vikings have the ability to lure enemies into attacking them instead of other members of the party, but it's gonna hurt!
—In-game description
The bearer of this certificate has mastered combat with battle hammer and axe and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Viking.
—In-job mastery certificate description

The Viking (バイキング, Baikingu?) is a Job class in Final Fantasy III. It is gained from the Water Crystal. Vikings swing giant hammers and axes with ease. Their only drawback is that they develop slower than other melee Jobs. Vikings are mainly used as a "tank" for their Provoke ability and access to the strongest armor.

AbilitiesEdit

NES version:Edit

  • Special Ability - None

The Viking does not actually have a special ability, keeping the Defend command instead.

3D versionsEdit

The Provoke command increases the chance of a target enemy attacking the Viking. In addition, it also lowers the enemy's Defense, making them more vulnerable. It is best used when the Viking is in the back row, to minimize damage. The Viking could easily be turned into a meat shield by equipping two shields, placing it in the back row, and then using Provoke to divert all the damage to it while being healed by a White Mage. Other common strategies involve combining it with a Bard to help heal it, as at Job Level 99, the Provoke Ability always works and reduces the enemy's defense by about 50%. However, with the high attack power versus low agility, the Viking may turn many conventional players away from this option.

The enemy's defense reduction is calculated using the following formula:

Enemy Defense = Original Defense x (100 - (0.5 x JobLv))%

Additionally, the success rate of Provoke is directly related to Job Level:

Job Level Success Rate
Provoke
1-20 60%
21-40 70%
41-80 80%
81-98 90%
99 100%

StatsEdit

Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind Level Strength Agility Vitality Intellect Mind
NES Version 3D Versions
1 15 10 20 5 5 1 5 5 5 5 5
10 21 14 27 7 10 10 11 9 10 9 10
20 27 18 35 9 14 20 20 14 17 14 15
30 33 22 43 11 19 30 30 18 24 18 20
40 39 26 51 13 23 40 40 22 31 22 24
50 45 30 59 15 28 50 50 26 38 26 29
60 51 34 67 17 32 60 60 29 44 29 34
70 57 38 75 19 37 70 70 33 51 33 38
80 63 42 83 21 41 80 80 37 58 37 43
90 70 46 91 23 46 90 90 41 65 41 48
99 75 50 98 25 50 99 99 45 71 45 52

EquipmentEdit

WeaponsEdit

Name Attack Power Other Bonuses Element Other Information
Hammers
Hammer 55 +1 Vitality Lightning None
Dragon Hammer 70 +4 Vitality Lightning None
Triton Hammer 110 +5 Vitality Lightning None
Platinum Hammer 115 +2 Vitality Lightning None
Blessed Hammer 120 +3 Vitality Lightning None
Mighty Hammer 145 +20 Vitality Lightning Ultimate equipment from the Legendary Smith. 3D versions only.
Axes
Viking Axe 33 None None None
Battleaxe 65 None None None
Dual Tomahawk 73 None None None
Rune Axe 110 +2 Intellect and +2 Mind None None
Demon Axe 116 +2 Strength and +2 Vitality None None
Dual Haken 122 +3 Strength 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
Viking Helm 19 5 None None
Diamond Helm 21 10 None None
Ribbon 23 20 None Protects against all status ailments.
Crystal Helm 31 17 None None
Body
Vest 1 1 None None
Rusty Mail 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
Reflect Mail 30 30 +2 Intellect and +2 Mind Protects against some status ailments.
Viking Mail 36 5 None None
Demon Mail 38 17 None None
Diamond Mail 40 19 None None
Crystal Mail 55 24 None None
Arm
Bronze Bracers 1 1 None None
Mythril Gloves 3 1 None None
Gauntlets 8 4 +1 Strength and +1 Vitality None
Power Bracers 13 9 +2 Strength and +2 Vitality None
Diamond Gloves 15 7 +3 Strength and +3 Vitality None
Protect Ring 18 18 +2 to all stats None
Crystal Gloves 40 18 +3 Strength and +3 Vitality None
Shield
Leather Shield 2 1 None Protects against some status ailments.
Mythril Shield 3 3 None Protects against some status ailments.
Ice Shield 6 4 None Protects against some status ailments.
Demon Shield 12 8 None Protects against some status ailments.
Diamond Shield 14 10 None Protects against some status ailments.
Aegis Shield 16 17 +4 Mind Protects against all status ailments.
Crystal Shield 20 15 None Protects against some status ailments.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Viking appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with Water-elemental cards. All main characters from the 3D remakes are represented.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

029a Viking

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

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Vikings were Norse seafarers who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, European Russia, Mediterranean littoral, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, North Atlantic islands and as far as the north-eastern coast of North America during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. The term is commonly extended to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age.

Modern conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the historical sources painting a romanticized picture of noble savages. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés.

TriviaEdit

  • Final Fantasy III marks the series' first appearance of the Viking job class.
  • Every hammer used by Vikings in Final Fantasy III deals lightning-element damage. This is likely a reference to Mjölnir, a magic, lightning-imbued hammer used by the Norse god of thunder, Thor.

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