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Specializing in combat, the Warrior has high attack and defense and can wield any weapon.
The Warrior (戦士, Senshi?), also known as the Fighter (ファイター, Faitā?), is the most versatile member of the Warriors of Light in the original Final Fantasy. He has access to the best weapons and armor available, and has impressive Strength and Stamina. The Warrior also has the most HP out of any character class. His main drawback is his dependence on powerful equipment, making him a rather expensive class to maintain.
The Warrior's sprite was originally depicted with red hair in the NES version, partially due to the palette limitations of the hardware. He was depicted with dishwater blond hair in the WonderSwan Color version and has remained as such in all subsequent releases. His artwork, as the Warrior of Light, depicts him of having dark blue armor and horns on his helmet.
In the Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes official novelization, the Warrior's name is given as Zest (ゼスト, Zesuto?). He leads the Warriors of Light and bears the Fire Crystal. He has short red hair and is righteous and courageous in nature. Honest, straightforward and prone to tunnel vision, unlike the other three, he has no memories of his past.
|Weapons||Battle Axe - Great Axe - Light Axe - Mythril Axe - Hammer - Mythril Hammer - Staff - Power Staff - Crosier - Knife - Dagger - Mythril Knife - Rapier - Scimitar - Saber - Falchion - Broadsword - Rune Blade - Werebane - Coral Sword - Wyrmkiller - Long Sword - Claymore - Mythril Sword - Flame Sword - Ice Brand - Sunblade - Masamune|
|Armor||Clothes - Leather Armor - Chain Mail - Iron Armor - Knight's Armor - Mythril Mail - Flame Mail - Ice Armor - Copper Armlet - Silver Armlet - Ruby Armlet - Diamond Armlet|
|Shields||Leather Shield - Iron Shield - Buckler - Mythril Shield - Flame Shield - Ice Shield - Aegis Shield - Protect Cloak|
|Helmets||Leather Cap - Helm - Great Helm - Mythril Helm - Ribbon|
|Gloves||Leather Gloves - Bronze Gloves - Steel Gloves - Mythril Gloves - Giant's Gloves - Protect Ring|
After completing the Citadel of Trials, Bahamut, the Dragon King, upgrades the Warrior to the rank of Knight (ナイト, Naito?). As a Knight, he is able to equip nearly every weapon and armor and is able to cast low-level White Magic spells. In all versions, it is recommended to promote the Warrior sooner than later, as being upgraded too late runs the risk of decreased spell charges (MP in later editions). The costume looks exactly the same except inverted colors and a head ornament and a cape.
|Available equipment and magic|
|Weapons||All Warrior weapons, Thor's Hammer, Cat Claws, Venom Blade, Vorpal Sword, Defender, Excalibur|
|Armor||All Warrior armor, Diamond Armor, Dragon Mail|
|Shields||All Warrior shields, Diamond Shield|
|Helmets||All Warrior helms, Healing Helm, Diamond Helm|
|Gloves||All Warrior gloves, Diamond Gloves - Gauntlets - Giant's Gloves|
|White Magic||Cure - Protect - Blink - NulShock - Invis - Blindna - Silence - NulBlaze - Cura|
In the Dawn of Souls and subsequent remakes, there are ten optional auto-names for the different character classes. Each name is a reference to another character or location name in the Final Fantasy series.
The ten names for the Warrior class are:
- Argus - Location in Final Fantasy III.
- Alus - Character in Final Fantasy III.
- Banon - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Baron - Location in Final Fantasy IV.
- Desh - Character in Final Fantasy III.
- Doma - Location in Final Fantasy VI.
- Giott - Character in Final Fantasy IV.
- Leo - Character in Final Fantasy VI.
- Sasune - Location in Final Fantasy III.
- Zeza - Character in Final Fantasy V.
The Warrior from Final Fantasy has a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
As part of a collaboration between Capcom and Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura was asked to design various new Armor types for the playable characters, and their feline companions.
For Palico Support Nomura created the Purrity Palico Armor set, which is based on the Warrior of Light.
- The sprites of the Knight form of this job from the PlayStation version onwards look similar to Cecil Harvey's sprites as a Paladin in Final Fantasy IV except with a different head ornament.
- In the original NES version, at the party selection screen, the Warrior appears along with the Thief, Monk, and Red Mage as the default party, making them the first characters to be seen in the Final Fantasy series.