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This close-range fighting style passed down by Turali hunters uses two one-handed blades that can be combined into a single two-handed weapon.
As such, the viper alternates between pressuring enemies with swift strikes by their twin blades, and dealing mighty blows with their joined weapon.
By calling on the memories of ancient hunters contained within their soul crystal, the viper can imbue their body with additional power for a brief time.

— 2023 European Fanfest Keynote Speech Slides

Viper frame icon.png Viper (VPR) is a job introduced with the Dawntrail expansion and unlockable at level 80. It will be one of six melee DPS jobs and does not have a base class.


General information





The Viper is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Scouting" (shared with Ninja frame icon.png Ninja) and accessories "of Aiming" (shared with Ninja frame icon.png Ninja and the Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS role). They use twin blades for weapons.

Weapon Armor Accessories
Viper's Arms Head


Similar to Ninja, Viper uses Dexterity as its main stat instead of Strength.


Viper Job Quests

List of viper quests

Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
No Greater Sport Role quest 70 Lue-Reeq
Vengeance in Defeat Role quest 72 Lue-Reeq
Freedom from Privilege Role quest 74 Lue-Reeq
The Hunter's Legacy Role quest 76 Lue-Reeq
Fellowship Restored Role quest 78 Olvara 1 Risotto al nero icon1.png  Risotto al Nero
Courage Born of Fear Role quest 80 Lue-Reeq Speaker for the brave icon1.png  Speaker for the Brave
Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
Physical DPS Role Quests (Shadowbringers)
1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII

Melee DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Storm Clouds Brewing Role quest 85 Lominsan Delegate
The Crushing Tide Role quest 86 Maelstrom Secretariat
Old Heroes Never Die Role quest 87 Maelstrom Secretariat
A Mother's Suffering Role quest 88 Maelstrom Secretariat
Out of the Shadows Role quest 89 Maelstrom Secretariat 1 Coconut cod chowder icon1.png  Coconut Cod Chowder
To Calmer Seas Role quest 90 Maelstrom Secretariat More than loss icon1.png  More than Loss
Melee DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)
Melee DPS Role Quests (Endwalker)
2 Savage aim materia ix icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia IX
2 Savage might materia ix icon1.png  Savage Might Materia IX
2 Heavens eye materia ix icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia IX

Melee DPS Role Quests (Dawntrail)


List of viper actions


List of viper traits


Job mechanics

Viper uses twin blades to deal swift attacks against enemies. Their weapons can be joined to a single double-edged weapon for stronger attacks, which will also change their idle stance. Their rotation will include numerous off-global cooldown (oGCD) abilities. Viper's core rotation revolves around maintaining damage and haste-granting buffs on the user along with debuffs on the enemy, while using a sequence of weaponskills that define subsequent ones to use. Similar to samurai, viper does not appear to have any party damage buffs, making it a "selfish DPS".

Their job gauge contains a 0-100 meter (similar to many other jobs) that is increased by using their basic weaponskills, a dual blade gauge that is used to track their basic weaponskills, and a 0-3 red gem meter that is acquired from certain actions. At the cost of 50 job gauge, they can also temporarily empower themselves using Reawakening, visually indicated by a blue aura around them, gaining access to new actions to unleash a flurry of strikes for massive damage. The red gems are used on ranged attacks.

To limit button bloat, many of Viper's weaponskills are assigned to a single hotbar slot, and many of their oGCD attacks are condensed into a few buttons that change the available action depending on the context, similar to gunbreaker's Continuation.png  Continuation.


This job is associated with the following achievements:


Notable Vipers



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