Warrior

From Ethene
A Warrior of the Ogre race

Overview

The Warrior (WAR) is one of the six starting vocations and focuses on sustaining damage and hindering enemies. They provide high HP, physical power, and defensive power, but don't have access to spells and have low agility.

Role Front-line, Waller
Armor Type Heavy armor
Usable Weapons Swords, Greatswords, Axes
Usable Shields Small shields, Large shields
Special Skill Critical Claim: Deals an unresistable critical hit that ignores defense to a target and any enemies nearby.
Boast of Battle: Boosts your attack and defense by 2 stages and grants you 100% critical rate for a duration.
Vocation Proof Sometimes executes an action twice in a row
HP MP Attack Defense Magical Might Magical Mending Agility
High Low High High Low Low Low

Strategy

The Warrior's specialty lies in being able to hinder enemies with their unique skills. Their exclusive Attack Attacker and True Attack Attacker skills are very important, as they can reduce the amount of damage enemies can deal by quite a significant amount by lowering their attack stat and their overall damage dealt. Their Body Slam and Charge Tackle skills can completely stun enemies, allowing for set-ups or a chance to recover in tougher battles. With Axes, you'll have access to the exclusive Scrap Mettle+ skill that can lower an enemy's attack, defense, and action interval. The unique Earthshatter+ skill can also increase all damage dealt to enemies it hits. Brave Charge is an important skill to keep in mind as well. While active, it reduces the charge time of your charge time skills by 20 seconds, allowing you to use your more powerful skills more often. Be sure to keep this buff active as much as possible.

Warriors have high HP and defense, making them obvious front liners. They can assist in walling, but won't be as good at it as the Paladin since they are not as heavy. When equipped with a Shield, they have access to an improved version of Whipping Boy that allows them to take damage in place of another party member while still being able to move and execute other actions.

Endgame

Usable Weapons
Weapon Type Explanation
Sword (Recommended) High critical rate. Reduces charge time by 15 seconds, and increases success rate of Attack Attacker skills.
Shield (Recommended) Improves defense and resistances.
Axes High attack power against single and multiple targets. Can lower enemy defense, attack, and action interval.
Greatsword High attack power against single targets.
Recommended Armor Sets
Armor Set Explanation
#1 Demon Guard Armor (Level 120) Set bonus increases special charge rate by 1%, making it easier to use your Special skills.
#2 Mirror Armor (Level 108) Decreases damage taken by 10, and has a chance to reflect spells back.
#3 Marquis Armor (Level 110) Useful for trying to reach 100% breath resistance. Also useful for increasing offense.

Warriors are in a bit of a tough spot when it comes to endgame content. Higher difficulty bosses are usually very resistant to ailments and stuns, which are core to the Warrior's repertoire. This means that many superbosses at higher strength levels will not have room to use a Warrior in a party composition. They also struggle in Banma Tower by not having access to quick and powerful area-of-effect skills. Most bosses in Origin Vault Panigalm do not require the mechanics of a Warrior either.

That being said, Warriors are still a formidable vocation and are useful for coin bosses, Astoltia Defense Force, and Dark Deity's Palace.


NOTE: The information gathered here is aggregated from several Japanese sites and personal player experience and should only be used as a reference and not as an end-all be-all to which vocations to use in endgame content.

Vocation Quests

Quest 52 - The Trials of an Old Pilgrim
Quest 53 - The Road to Carnage
Quest 54 - Boundaries with Darkness
Quest 55 - The End of Strength
Quest 56 - The True Enemy

Vocation Tree Skills

NOTE: Any skill with (EX) is an "exclusive" skill, meaning it is only usable as this vocation.

Courage
Japanese Name English Name Description Type MP Cost Charge Time SP Needed
かばう(専) Whipping Boy (EX) Assume a defensive stance and take damage in place of an ally. You cannot move while using Whipping Boy. Press the cancel button to stop defending. Skill 0 - 8
全職業でみのまもり+5 Natural Resilience +5 Increases resilience by 5 for all vocations. Passive - - 16
全職業でちから+5 Natural Strength +5 Increases strength by 5 for all vocations. Passive - - 28
ロストアタック Morale Masher Deals an attack to a single target for 1.1 times damage that removes anger status and 1 level of tension. Skill 4 - 40
全職業でみのまもり+5 Natural Resilience +5 Increases resilience by 5 for all vocations. Passive - - 48
全職業でちから+5 Natural Strength +5 Increases strength by 5 for all vocations. Passive - - 56
たいあたり(専) Body Slam (EX) Deals an attack to a single target for 1.25 times damage that has a chance to interrupt any actions and stun the target for 4 seconds. Skill 4 - 70
全職業で最大HP+30 Natural HP +30 Increases maximum HP by 30 for all vocations. Passive - - 80
全職業でみのまもり+10 Natural Resilience +10 Increases resilience by 10 for all vocations. Passive - - 90
やいばくだき(専) Attack Attacker (EX) Deals an attack to a single target for 1.3 times damage that has a chance to lower their attack power by 1 stage. Skill 4 - 100
かばうの心得 Improved Whipping Boy Reduces damage taken by 30 when using Whipping Boy. Passive - - 110
ちから+10 Strength +10 Increases strength by 10 when a Warrior. Passive - - 120
チャージタックル(専) Charge Tackle (EX) Deals an attack to a single target for 2 times damage that has a chance to interrupt any actions and stun the target for 7 seconds. Skill 4 25/75 130
みのまもり+10 Resilience +10 Increases resilience by 10 when a Warrior. Passive - - 140
真・やいばくだき(専) True Attack Attacker (EX) Deals an attack to a single target for 3.5 to 3.7 times damage that has a chance to lower their attack power by 2 stages and their damage dealt by 30%. Skill 4 0/60 150
ロストブレイク(専) Lost Break (EX) Deals an attack to a single target for 3 times damage that removes rage status and lowers their tension by 1 level. Skill 8 I(75/150), II(55/110), III(35/75) 180*
ブレイブチャージ(専) Brave Charge (EX) Empowers you with an effect that reduces the charge time of all charge time skills by 20 seconds. Effect lasts for 180 seconds. Skill 15 I(60/240), II(45/180) 200*

Classes
Warrior (WAR)Priest (PRI)Mage (MGE)Martial Artist (MRT)Thief (THF)Minstrel (MIN)Battle Master (BTL)
Paladin (PLD)Armamentalist (ARM)Ranger (RNG)Sage (SGE)Superstar (STA)Monster Master (MON)
Item Master (ITM)Dancer (DNC)Fortune Teller (FOR)Druid (DRU)Gadabout (GAD)Death Master (DTH)
Demon Swordsman (DMN)Pirate (PIR)Guardian (GRD)