Weapons: Knives, Swords, Bows, Axes
The warrior is meant to be bulky but without sacrificing attack power. Its signature ability is Advance , which cuts defense in exchange for a powerful attack. The attack boost grows with job level. The warrior also has a wide variety of equippable weapons, meaning you can adapt to almost every situation. If it weren’t for all the dungeons that force you to use magic to deal damage (as Mini causes your attack and defense to drop to basically one), the warrior would be a solid option. However, by the time physical classes become more viable, many other jobs outclass the Warrior, leaving the Warrior job in the dust as most pursue the shinier options.
This does not detract from the Warrior’s prowess at all though. In fact, having it so early means you are likely to hit near max job level by the end. At job level 99, Advance multiplies your attack by x2.4 !