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ffxiv paladin guide faq stats race skills traitsHow do I become a Paladin in ARR?
You need to be a Gladiator (30) and Conjurer (15) First! If you’ve met these requirements, you can return to the Gladiators Guild in Ul’dah to get your quest to obtain the “Soul of the Paladin”. In FFXIV ARR, becoming a job is as simple as equipping the required Soul.

What’s the Paladin playstyle?
Paladins gain another layer of gameplay in choosing between two stances Sword Oath and Shield OathSword Oath increases your threat and damage, while Shield Oath increases defenses. Using the appropriate stance for the situation becomes pivotal in maximizing your Paladin. Hands down, the Paladin has the highest damage mitigation in the game.

At first glance, it seems that Paladins are probably better at tanking single targets, while Warriors excel at gaining AoE threat.

What are good Paladin stats?
The paladins weak-point is it’s low HP in comparison to Warriors. VIT is the most important stat for Paladins to increase your HP pool. If you need to allocate points elsewhere, STR is a good choice for added threat and damage.

What are the Paladin Traits?
As of now, there are no advanced job specific traits. You inherit all Gladiator traits you’ve already learned.

What are the Paladin Skills?
Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as an Gladiator. Paladins also have access to some Marauder and Conjurer skills.

Patch 2.1 Changes:

  • Cover – Rage increased to 10y from 6y
  • Shield Oath – Emnity generated has been increased
Sword Oath3002.526600y0y
Increases the potency of auto-attacks by 25.
Cannot be used with Shield Oath.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Take all physical damage intended for another party member. Can only be used when member is closer than 10 yalms.
Duration: 12s
Shield Oath4002.536600y0y
Reduces damage received by 25%, while lowering damage dealt by 30% and increasing enmity. Cannot be used with Sword Oath.
Effect ends upon reuse.
Spirits Within45030003y0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Potency decreases as HP decreases.
Additional Effect: Silence
Duration: 1s
Hallowed Ground500420000y0y
Renders you impervious to most attacks. Duration: 10s

How many cross-class skills can I use?
When choosing advanced job, the amount of cross-class skills you may equip decrease to a total of 5 (as compared to 10)

Do I have to level up Paladin separately?
No, your EXP in Paladin rises as you level up your Gladiator class.

Any other Paladin Guides and Resources?
As we learn more about each job, we will be linking useful guides in each Job page, as well as our community discussion on the Job.

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