FFXIV Job Requirements Guide

HEAVENSWARD UPDATED: Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist Requirements. Learn the job reqs for ALL jobs in FFXIV!

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Update: HEAVENSWARD Jobs: Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist included. In this guide we list down all known pre-requisites to unlock every known job in FFXIV. Not every job is quite equal, so read if you’re wondering about something.

For those wanting to ‘begin the game’ as Dark Knight, Astrologian or Machnist read on.

For Ninja: It’s important to note that you cannot start the game as a Rogue. If you wish to rush to Ninja, begin the game as Pugilist (as It’s the secondary class requisite).

Note on all jobs: Obtaining the “Soul Crystal” of the Job is what technically transforms you to it. Your CLASS guildmaster will direct you to your Jobs “Guildmaster” once the requirements are met – and you will get your new questline for your Job skills there (as well as the soul crystal for your job upon completing the first one). Many new Job skills are unlocked via job quests.

Heavensward Jobs

All the three new jobs need the following:

1) You must have an existing Level 50 combat class (DoW or DoM).
2) You must have completed “Before the Dawn” (all story quests prior to 3.0).
– Only then will the job unlock quest open up…

Where & what are the unlocks quests for Dark Knight, Machinist and Astrologian?

Job Quest Location NPC
Dark Knight Our End The Pillars 13,8 Ishgardian citizen
Astrologian Stairway to the Heavens The Pillars 15,10 Jannequinard
Machinist Savior of Skysteel Foundation 8,10 Stephanivien

Reference links: Dark Knight (DKN?), Astrologian (AST?), Machinist (MCN?)

If you’re a new player wanting to rush into either Dark Knight, Astrologian or Machinist:

Dark Knight: Start the game as Gladiator (to Paladin). Once you’ve done the requirements above – switch to Dark Knight.
Astrologian: Start the game as Conjurer (to White Mage). Once you’ve then once you’ve done the requirements above – switch to Astrolgian.
Machinist: Start the game as Archer (to Bard). Once you’ve done the requirements above – switch to Machinist.

2.0 Jobs Requirements

Advanced Job
Base Class (Level) -> Secondary Required Class (Level)

  • Bard: Archer (30) -> Pugilist (15)
  • Paladin: Gladiator (30) -> Conjurer (15)
  • Dragoon: Lancer (30) -> Marauder (15)
  • Warrior: Marauder (30) -> Gladiator (15)
  • Ninja: Rogue (30) -> Pugilist (15)
  • Monk: Pugilist (30) -> Lancer (15)
  • Scholar: Arcanist (30) -> Conjurer(15)
  • Summoner: Arcanist (30) -> Thaumaturge (15)
  • Black Mage: Thaumaturge (30) -> Archer (15)
  • White Mage: Conjurer (30) -> Arcanist (15)

Reference Links
Physical: Archer (Bard) | Gladiator (Paladin) | Lancer (Dragoon) | Marauder  (Warrior) | Pugilist (Monk) | Ninja (Rogue)
Magical: Arcanist (Scholars) (Summoners) | Conjurer (White Mage) | Thaumaturge (Black Mage)

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FFXIV ARR Open Beta 4 Findings & Early Access FAQ

So we thought of putting together a page where we can answer all the questions we’ve been getting and make sure everyone has access to this important information.

Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments below

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Timelines for the next few weeks up to launch date for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Open Beta, Early Access included). This holds true for both PC and PS3 gamers.

  • August 17: Headstart for those who participated in Beta 3
  • August 18-19: Open Beta for all, if you registered (https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/ffxivbetatop?rgn=na)
  • August 24: Early Access for those who Pre-Ordered
    ——Register your pre-order code [here]
  • August 27: Official Launch Date

Findings from Open Beta (August 17-19). We will continue to update this list so keep looking

  • Speculation for all Class Requirements for Jobs can be found here (http://www.ffxivguild.com/ff14-job-requirements-arr/)
  • Hunting Logs are only up to Rank 2 (19/20 hunts)
  • Main story quest ends with Ifrit Battle (must be level 20 to reach the end of the chain)
  • Grand Company quest is not yet available
  • Chocobo quest is not yet available. License though, costs 2,000 GC seals
  • News for a Stat point re-allocation item is being sold in the respective GC quartermasters The Keeper’s Hym and it costs 10,000 GC seals
  • ACN queue in duty finder as DPS
  • ACN gets a heal at level 4 called Physick. Can be used by multiple classes
  • There are markers in the inventory to show you which equipment you cannot wear.
  • DoT that you initiate shows up with a green timer to help distinguish
  • Rumor of decreasing Duty difficulty after you fail has been heard, but no solid evidence yet
  • Fishing is available
  • How to import character appearance data if you created one in the benchmark, if it doesn’t show immediately, simply cancel the current character you are creating and start again.
  • New interface with Map: If you press M twice, it will toggle the opacity of the map, simply hit ESC if you wish to close the map

Tips and Tricks for Open Beta:

  • When leveling your secondary/third class make sure you use the Duty Finder while farming Fates. This works better if you and your friends party up!
  • We found a place in Western La Noscea below Sastasha where you can level up your secondary or third class (there are two fates lvl 15 and lvl 10 that are nearby each other)
  • Rumors also of a place in Middle La Noscea, northern area where there are fates as well