Final Fantasy Compendium

Dragoon

Appearances: FF2, FF3, FF4, FF7, FF9, FF10, FF11, FF12RW, FFT, FFTA, FFTA2
Aliases: Lancer

Dragoons have an affinity for dragon killing through their spears and polearms, and often wear dragon-related gear. Their main characteristic is the Jump ability. When activated, they jump out of the battlefield for about the length of a turn. They can't receive damage and can't be controlled during this time. When time expires, the Dragoon delivers an attack from above for much more damage than a normal attack. Very typically, they are the only other class besides Knight that can equip shields and/or heavy armor. And three out of the five character Dragoons have the last name Highwind.

Similar Job Classes: Fighter, Knight, Dragonkin

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FF2
NAME: Richard Highwind / Gareth
OVERVIEW: Although being a Dragoon, he has no special skills.
WEAPONS: Winged sword
ATTRIBUTES: High strength, low magic
MAGIC: Any

FF3
NAME: Dragoon
OVERVIEW: This Dragoon can equip many types of armor, but only spears as weapons.
WEAPONS: Thunder Spear, Wind Spear, Holy Spear
ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Fight - Attack with equipped weapon
  • Jump - Leap into the air, removing self from battle for a turn, then delivering a powerful attack
  • Defend - Increase defense for one turn
  • Item - Use an item from inventory
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, high agility, low magic

    FF4
    NAME: Kain Highwind
    OVERVIEW: Kain can also use some swords.
    WEAPONS: Uses spears best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Jump - Leap into the air, removing the self from battle for a short time, then delivering a powerful attack
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, low magic

    FF5

    NAME: Dragoon / Lancer
    OVERVIEW: The Dragoon can also equip knives (like everyone in FF5), and can also absorb small amount of HP/MP from enemies.
    WEAPONS: Knives, Spears
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • !Jump - Leap into the air, removing the self from battle for a short time, then delivering a powerful attack (damage doubled if using spear) (default)
  • !DrgnSwrd - Absorb HP and MP from enemy
  • Equip Spears/Lances - Equip any spear despite job class
  • ATTRIBUTES: High strength, high HP, low magic

    FF7
    NAME: Cid Highwind
    OVERVIEW: Cid has four Jump-like limit breaks and one involving a Japanese dragon.
    WEAPONS: Spears
    LIMITS:
  • Boost Jump - Leap into air and bring weapon down on enemy
  • Dynamite - Light a stick of dynamite and toss it at all enemies
  • Hyper Jump - Leap into air and bring weapon down, creating energy wave that damages all enemies
  • Dragon - Summon a dragon to attack the enemy for HP and MP damage
  • Dragon Dive - Repeatedly jump on all enemies for damage and chance of causing Death
  • Big Brawl - Jump into a group of enemies and cause damage to all
  • Highwind - Call the Highwind to unleash damage on all enemies
  • ATTRIBUTES: Low MP, low magic

    FF9
    NAME: Freya Crescent
    OVERVIEW: Freya's outfit resembles Reis, the Dragoner of Tactics, more closely than those of the series.
    WEAPONS: Spears
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Jump - Leap into the air, removing the self from battle for a short time, then delivering a powerful attack
    Dragon:
  • Lancer - Cause damage to HP and MP
  • Reis's Wind - Cast Regen on party
  • Cherry Blossom - Make attack 50% stronger than normal attack
  • Luna - Cast Berserk on all allies and enemies
  • Six Dragons - Six dragons appear to either fully restore HP and MP, reduce HP and MP to 1, or do nothing
  • White Draw - Restore MP for the whole party equal to a range of 0 and enemy's level
  • Dragon Breath - Cause damage to all enemies equal to amount of HP target has lost.
  • Dragon's Crest - Deliver damage proportional to number of dragons defeated by party.
    Trance:
  • Jump - Leap into the air, removing the self from battle until the trance meter runs out, and shower all enemies with spears every turn
  • ATTRIBUTES: High magic defense
    SUPPORT ABILITIES (character specific): Initiative, Dragon Killer, High Jump

    FF10
    NAME: Kimahri Ronso
    OVERVIEW: Kimahri is also a Blue Mage. To learn Blue Magic, Kimahri must perform Lancet on the enemy. Because he starts in the middle of the sphere grid, he has the same chance to learn the abilities of any other party members, depending on which direction the player goes.
    WEAPONS: Spears
    ABILTIIES/MAGIC:
  • Lancet - Absorb HP/MP from the enemy, and learn Blue Magic spell (if available)
    Overdrive: Ronso Rage
  • Jump - Leap into air and drive weapon into enemy (already learned)
  • Fire Breath - Fire damage on all enemies
  • Self-Destruct - Sacrifice self to cause heavy physical damage
  • Thrust Kick - Single kick for powerful damage
  • Stone Breath - Attempt to cause Stone to all enemies
  • Aqua Breath - Water damage to all enemies
  • Doom - Cast Doom on an enemy
  • White Wind - Recover HP for all party
  • Bad Breath - Inflict multiple status effects on all enemies
  • Mighty Guard - Cast Protect, Shell, and Nul spells on entire party
  • Nova - Inflict nuclear damage on all enemies
  • ATTRIBUTES: Average in all stats

    FF11
    NAME: Dragoon
    OVERVIEW: The dragoon has a pet wyvern with it, with whom it can merge and become more powerful or do an attack on its own. The attack will be either a an elemental breath attack or a healing breath spell, depending on the Dragoon's sub-job.
    WEAPONS: Uses polearms best
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
  • Spirit Surge - Add wyvern's strength to own
  • Call Wyvern - Summon a wyvern to fight by side
  • Ancient Circle - Increases party's resistance against dragons
  • Jump - Perform jumping attack on enemy
  • Spirit Link - Sacrifice HP to heal wyvern
  • High Jump - Perform high jumping attack on enemy
  • Super Jump - Perform jumping attack on enemy
  • SUPPORTED ABILITIES: Attack Bonus, Accuracy Bonus, Dragon Killer
    ATTRIBUTES:

    FF12RW
    NAME: Dragon Knight / Dragoon/ Llyud
    OVERVIEW: Only enemy aegyl can be dragoons, but Llyud holds his own as well.
    WEAPONS: Spears
    ABILITIES/MAGIC (Dragon Knight / Dragoon):
  • Jump, Fire Breath, Frost Breath, Storm Breath, Stone Breath, Dragonmend
    ABILITIES/MAGIC (Llyud):
  • Jump
  • Revive (Give up HP to revive ally)
  • Lancet (Drain HP from enemy)
  • Transfuse (Transfer HP from self to ally)
  • Vanishga (Turn nearby allies invisible)
  • Crimson Wings (Deal damage in a straight line)
  • Enfuse Spirit (Give up HP to raise group's attributes)

  • FF: Tactics
    NAME: Dragoon/Lancer (PSX)
    OVERVIEW: Dragoons only have the ability to Jump, and learn how to jump further and further.
    WEAPONS: Spear
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Jump: Various skills allowing jumps up to 8 horizontal and 8 vertical panels.
    Reaction Abilities: Dragonheart/Dragon Spirit (PSX) - Protection from death after physical attack
    Support Abilities: Equip Polearms/Equip Spear (PSX)
    Move Abilities: Ignore Elevation/Ignore Height (PSX) - Jump to any height
    ATTRIBUTES: High evasion, high HP, high attack power, low MP, low magic power

    FF: Tactics Advance
    NAME: Dragoon
    OVERVIEW: This is strictly a Bangaa job and includes some Dragon-related abilities.
    WEAPONS: Sword, Spear
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Dragon Tech:
  • Jump - High damage from four squares away (only when spear equipped)
  • Lancet - Drain HP from target
  • Wyrmtamer - Make dragon leave battle
  • Fire Breath - Fire area damage
  • Bolt Breath - Lightning area damage
  • Ice Breath - Ice area damage
  • Wyrmkiller - Heavy damage to dragons
  • Bangaa Cry - Heavy area damage
    Reaction Abilities: Dragonheart - Auto-Life if K.O.'d by physical attack
    Support Abilities: None
    Combo: Dragon Combo
  • ATTRIBUTES: High attack power, low MP

    FF: Tactics A2
    NAME: Dragoon
    OVERVIEW: Identical to the FFTA Dragoon.
    WEAPONS: Spears
    ABILITIES/MAGIC:
    Dragon Soul:
  • Jump - High damage from four squares away (only when spear equipped)
  • Lancet - Drain HP from target
  • Wyrmtamer - Make dragon leave battle
  • Fire Breath - Fire area damage
  • Bolt Breath - Lightning area damage
  • Ice Breath - Ice area damage
  • Wyrmkiller - Heavy damage to dragons
  • Bangaa Cry - Heavy area damage
    Reaction Abilities: Dragonheart - Auto-Life if K.O.'d by physical attack
    Support Abilities: None
  • Traits of Dragoon in Other Games

    FF6: The Dragoon Boots accessory allows the user to use the Jump command. If the Dragon Horn is also equipped, the user can execute four Jump commands in a row.
    FF8: Ward uses a harpoon, a spear-like weapon, and jumps into the air for his limit break.
    Tactics: Reis is a Dragonkin, which is not techinically a Dragoon, but heavily involves Dragon enemy types.

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