- This article is about a class of professions. For the item prefix of "Soldier's", see Item nomenclature#Triple attribute. For the NPC, "Soldier", see Soldier (NPC).
Soldier is a category for two of the most heavily armored professions available to player characters. They take the role of traditional frontline combatants in the game, possessing heavy armor and a wide variety of close range weapons. Currently there are two soldier professions, and while they are distinct in terms of weapons, skills, combat roles and gameplay in general, they are both characterized by their preference of close quarters combat and their mastery over the arts of war and leadership.
- Guardian — master of protection; guardians use virtues that enhance their attacks and defenses until sacrificed to aid allies.
- Warrior — master of weapons; warriors use adrenaline to fuel a powerful burst attack and can wield a wide variety of arms.
- Revenant — beholders of Mists power; revenants call upon legends to aid them in battle, unleashing powerful spells to assault enemies, or strengthen allies. This is the first profession to use staves as a melee weapon, and hammers as a ranged weapon.
Armor and equipment
The soldier professions use heavy armor which provides the most protection. Players can use runes to upgrade armor, and heavy armor is crafted by armorsmiths. Soldiers can use a variety of weapons, and they are the only ones who can use hammers and maces. They are not able to use daggers, pistols or short bows.