FFXIV Job Requirements Guide
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.
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?
|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
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)
Physical: Archer (Bard) | Gladiator (Paladin) | Lancer (Dragoon) | Marauder (Warrior) | Pugilist (Monk) | Ninja (Rogue)
Magical: Arcanist (Scholars) (Summoners) | Conjurer (White Mage) | Thaumaturge (Black Mage)