The Dragoon (Japanese name) is one of the ten currently known classes in Etrian Odyssey V. An Earthlain class, they wield both shield and heavy artillery to shell foes from afar and protect their allies. In addition, they can construct defensive structures called bunkers to draw enemy attacks. They draw parallels to the previous games' Protector, Hoplite, and Fortress.
The Shield Bearer specializes in guarding. They gain better defensive abilities and a monstrous bonus to HP, Vitality and Wisdom.
- Strengths: By far the tankiest class available in the game. Guard skills provide utility to the party.
- Weaknesses: Poor damage output. Costly Guard skills are confounded by their low TP bonus.
The Cannon Bearer specializes in cannon fire, with the ability to attack at different points in the turn or even inflict ailments through their shots, and receive a better Strength, Agility and Luck bonus.
- Strengths: Good offensive support to the party on turns when defense isn't needed.
- Weaknesses: Requires good timing of offensive and defensive skills to master - abandoning a guard skill for a delayed attack can result in an untimely wipeout.
|Shield Mastery||Raises physical DEF when a shield is equipped.||Mastery||None|
|Cannon Mastery||Raises physical ATK dealt with firearms.||Mastery||None|
|Line Guard||Reduces physical damage to an ally line for one turn.||Guard||None|
|Mana Guard||Reduces elemental damage to the party for one turn.||Guard||None|
|Healing Guard||For one turn, user takes less physical damage and recovers HP when hit.||Guard||None|
|Gunmount||Continues the last turn's Guard skill, plus a ranged bash attack to 1 enemy.||Cannon||Line Guard Lv2|
Mana Guard Lv2
Healing Guard Lv2
|Lv5 and 10 increase skill speed.|
|Barrage Wall||Ranged bash attack to all enemies. Reduces physical ATK for 3 turns.||Cannon||None||Lv5 and 10 increase debuff duration and increment.|
|Dragon Roar||Raises one ally's draw rate and DEF for 3 turns.||Buff||None||Lv5 and 10 increase duration and skill speed.|
|Decoy Bunker||Sets a bunker that can draw in attacks.||Support||None||Lv5 and 10 increase aggro draw and damage resistance.|
|Defense Form||Raises the party's physical DEF for 3 turns. Available only if a Bunker or Pillbox is deployed.||Buff||Decoy Bunker Lv2||Lv5 and 10 increase duration.|
|HP Up||Increases maximum HP.||Stat Up||None|
|Recovery Guard||Reduces cut/stab/bash damage done to a row this turn, and may remove binds from them when they take damage.||Guard||Gunmount Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase max number of binds removed.|
|Counter Guard||Reduces cut/stab/bash damage done to a row this turn, and retaliates with a ranged bash attack for each attack guarded against.||Lv5 and 10 decrease counter rate penalty.|
|Divide Guard||Take all damage in place of one party member this turn, with damage reduction.||Does not enable Gun Mount.|
|Full Guard||Reduces all damage done to the party this turn. 7-turn cooldown.||Guard||Recovery Guard Lv3|
Counter Guard Lv3
Divide Guard Lv3
|Lv5 and 10 shorten cooldown.|
|Soul Guard||Reduces cut/stab/bash damage done to a row this turn. These party members may survive lethal physical damage.|
|Shield Throw||Slow and inaccurate ranged cut attack to a row of enemies.||Shield||None||Also affected by Cannon Mastery.|
|Auto-Roar||May begin the battle by using Dragon Roar on themselves.||Passive||Dragon Roar Lv3||Max Lv5|
|Dragon Force||May negate attacks to party members on the other row.||Passive||Auto-Roar Lv3|
|Auto-Bunker||May begin the battle with a Decoy Bunker.||Passive||Decoy Bunker Lv3||Max Lv5|
|Gun Revenge||Whenever a Guard skill is activated, or a Bunker or Turret is attacked, the next Cannon skill will gain a boost in power.||Passive||None||Lv5 and 10 increase damage bonus increments.|
|Phys ATK Up||Increases physical ATK.||Stat Up||None|
|TP Boost||Increases maximum TP.||Stat Up||None|
|Prep Artillery||Next turn, increases damage/speed/accuracy of the next cannon skill.||Support||TP Boost Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase damage bonus.|
|Rapid Cannon||Ranged bash attack to 1 enemy. Activates instantly.||Cannon||Barrage Wall Lv3|
|Curse Cannon||Ranged bash attack to 1 enemy. May curse.||Lv5 and 10 increase ailment rate.|
|Hypno Cannon||Ranged bash attack to 1 enemy. May induce sleep.|
|Buster Cannon||Next turn, ranged bash/fire attack to 1 enemy. Closer targets take more damage.||Cannon||Rapid Cannon Lv3|
Curse Cannon Lv3
Hypno Cannon Lv3
|Decoy Turret||Sets a turret that can draw in attacks and shoot back.||Support||Defense Form Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase aggro draw and damage resistance.|
|Gun Support||May use Decoy Turret when guarding or blocking an attack.||Passive||Decoy Turret Lv3|
Origin The term "dragoon" has historically referred to mounted infantry, soldiers who travelled on horseback but fought on foot. The name "dragoon" came from a gun of the same name, a heavy pistol used by mounted troops that traditionally had a dragon ornament around the muzzle.
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