The Paladin is by far the toughest Vocation out there. They have the highest Resilience coupled with reasonable attack. Paladins are designed to be completely focused on one thing - their allies' protection.
Paladins gain abilities such as H-pathy and M-pathy, which donate HP and MP to their allies respectively. They also have a Coup de Grace called Knight Watch, which angers every monster in the battle and makes the user invulnerable to all attacks. Any party with a Paladin will fight until the bitter end.
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