Update: Stormblood Jobs: Samurai (SAM) and Red Mage (RDM) included. In this guide we list down all known pre-requisites to unlock every known job in FFXIV. Unlocking every job is not quite equal, so read on if you’re lost.
For those wanting to ‘begin the game’ as Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist, Samurai or Red Mage – you can’t. 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).
Here we detail how to unlock the 4.0 Stormblood Jobs, Samurai and Red Mage.
1- You must have an existing Level 60 combat class (DoW or DoM).
Where & what are the unlocks quests for Samurai and Red Mage?
|Samurai (SAM)||The Way of the Samurai||Ul’dah: Steps of Nald (X:9 Y:9)||Ul’dahn Citizen|
|Red Mage (RDM)||Taking the Red||Ul’dah: Steps of Thal (14 11)||Distraught Lass|
Strangely, the SB jobs have no MSQ requirement.
Here we detail how to unlock the Heavensward jobs Dark Knight, Astrologian and Machinist.
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?
|Dark Knight (DRK)||Our End||Ishgard: The Pillars (13,8)||Ishgardian citizen|
|Astrologian (AST)||Stairway to the Heavens||Ishgard: The Pillars (15,10)||Jannequinard|
|Machinist (MCH)||Savior of Skysteel||Ishgard: Foundation (8,10)||Stephanivien|
Reference links: (To be linked)
If you’re a new player wanting to rush into either Dark Knight, Astrologian or Machinist:
You gotta get to 50 first, ey? Since cross-class skills no longer exist, you can pretty much select any class to rush to 50. The suggestions below are for the sake of “familiarity” with the job you’re getting in to.
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 Astrologian.
Machinist: Start the game as Archer (to Bard). Once you’ve done the requirements above – switch to Machinist.
All of the “el classic” Jobs must be unlocked via having Level 30 in a base class! You MUST COMPLETE THE JOB QUESTS! They removed the L15 requirement some time ago, thankfully!
You may start the game as any base class except Rogue. If you wanna rush to Ninja, pick any base class and switch once you’ve gained the right to switch classes (Level 10 AFAIK, or locked behind L10 MSQ? It’s quite near).
The quest to receive the job crystal is from the respective base class guildmaster.
Advanced Job: Base Class (Level)
- Bard: Archer (30)
- Paladin: Gladiator (30)
- Dragoon: Lancer (30)
- Warrior: Marauder (30)
- Ninja: Rogue (30)
- Monk: Pugilist (30)
- Scholar: Arcanist (30)
- Summoner: Arcanist (30)
- Black Mage: Thaumaturge (30)
- White Mage: Conjurer (30)
For a quick rundown of where each base classes’ guildmaster is:
Limsa Lominsa – Class Guildmasters
Arcanist (ACN) | Marauder (MRD) | Rogue (ROG)
New Gridania – Class Guildmasters
Archer (ARC) | Conjurer (CNJ) | Lancer (LNC)
Ul’dah – Class Guildmasters
Gladiator (GLD) | Pugilist (PGL) | Thaumaturge (THM)
Base Class reference Links
Archer (Bard) | Gladiator (Paladin) | Lancer (Dragoon)
Marauder (Warrior) | Pugilist (Monk) | Ninja (Rogue)
Arcanist (Scholars) (Summoners) | Conjurer (White Mage) | Thaumaturge (Black Mage)