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ffxiv pugilist guide faq stats race skills traitsA master of hand-to-hand combat, pugilists harbor the power of the elements within their fists. Making use of MP to imbue his already punishing strikes with the power of fire and earth, the pugilist is a reliable damage-dealer against most any kind of foe.

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Pugilist FAQ

How do I become a Pugilist!
You can choose it as a starting class, or by going to the Pugilist guild once once you complete the level 10 class quest.

Where is the Pugilist guild?
The Pugilist guild is located in Ul’dah. [more info: Guilds guide]

What race and class are best for Pugilist?
STR is the primary stat for Pugilists, to dish out more damage. Hyur Highlander, again, is probably the ‘best’ choice. [more info: Racial Stats guide]

What’s the best Pugilist god?
God choice is irrelevant for Pugilist right now. [more info: Gods guide]

What are the best crafting and gathering jobs for Pugilist?
Pugilist crafting is a bit weird… 3 jobs are capable of making fists while leveling up:
Goldsmith, Leatherworker and Blacksmith. each has their ups and downs..

Goldsmith = Weapons + Accessories
Leatherworker = Weapons + Armor
Blacksmith = Weapons + other crafting items…

While Blacksmith crafts the i70 fist, you’re not going to reliably make it unless you have other crafting classes to 50… Blacksmiths also do not support many combat class items.

What advanced jobs require Pugilist?
Monk requires (PGL)30, Bard requires (PGL)15.

What stats match Pugilist?
STR (Physical Damage), VIT (Survivability)
[Full info: Pugilist / Monk Stats & Materia Guide]

What are the Pugilist traits and abilities?
Right here icon smile FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Conjurer(CNJ) Guide

More advanced information on Pugilists can be found in the Monk Guide.

Patch 2.1 Changes:

  • Bootshine – Potency has been increased to 150 from 130
  • True Strike – Backstab increased critical hit chance has been removed instead will deliver an attack with 190 potency.
  • Internal Release – Critical hit rate has been reduced to 10% from 20%. This does not affect the benefits gained from the trait Enhanced Internal Release
  • Twin Snakes – Increased damage duration to 15 seconds from 12 seconds
  • Demolish – Now also delivers an attack with a potency of 30, 70 when backstabing.
  • Greased Lighting – Damage bonus has been increased to 9% per stack from 7%.

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Pugilist Skills / Abilities

Name
Level
Cast
Recast
Cost
Range
Radius
Type / Affinity
Bootshine1Instant2.50s6 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.PGL, MNK
True Strike2Instant2.50s40 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150. 190 when dealt from behind target. Can only be used when in raptor form.MNK, PGL
Featherfoot4Instant90.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Increases evasion by 15%.
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Wind damage over time.
Potency: 25 Duration: 18s
ARC, CNJ, GLA, LNC, MNK, MRD, PGL, THM, WAR
Snap Punch6Instant2.50s50 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. 180 when delivered from a target's flank. Can only be used when in coeurl form.
Additional Effect: Changes for to opo-opo
Duration: 10s
Additional Effect: Grants Greased Lightning (Increases damage dealt by 9% and attack speed by 5%.)
Duration: 12s
MNK, PGL
Second Wind8Instant120.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Instantly restores 15% of maximum HP.ARC, CNJ, GLA, LNC, MNK, MRD, PGL, THM, WAR
Haymaker10Instant2.50s40 TP3y0yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 170. Can only be used immediately after evading an attack.
Additional Effect: Slow (+20%)
Duration: 12s
ARC, GLA, LNC, MNK, MRD, PGL, WAR
Internal Release12Instant60sFREE0y0yAbility
Increases critical hit rate by 10%.
Duration: 15s
ARC, CNJ, GLA, LNC, MNK, MRD, PGL, THM, WAR
Touch of Death15Instant2.50sFREE0y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 20.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 25
Duration: 30s
MNK, PGL
Twin Snakes18Instant2.50sFREE0y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100. 140 when delivered from a target's flank. Can only be used when in raptor form.
Additional Effect: Increases damage by 5%
Duration: 15s
Additional Effect: Changes form to coeurl
Duration: 10s
MNK, PGL
Fists of Earth22Instant3.00s7 MP30y0yAbility
Reduces damage taken by 10%. Cannot be used with Fists of Fire or Fists of Wind, and shares recast timer with both. Effect ends upon reuse.MNK, PGL
Arm of the Destroyer26Instant2.50s130 TP0y5yWeaponskill
Delivers an attack with a potency of 50 to all nearby targets.
Additional Effect: Opo-opo form bonus: Silence
Duration: 1s
Additional Effect: Changes form to raptor
Duration: 10s
MNK, PGL
Fists of Wind34Instant3.00sFREE0y0yAbility
Increases movement speed. Cannot be used with Fists of Earth or Fists of Fire, and shares recast timer with both. Effect ends upon reuse.MNK, PGL
Steel Peak38Instant60.00sFREE3y0yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.MNK, PGL
Mantra42Instant120.00sFREE25y0yAbility
Increases target's HP recovery via curing magic by 5%.
Duration: 15s
Requires: ARC, CNJ, GLA, LNC, MNK, MRD, PGL, THM, WAR
Howling Fist46Instant300sFREE10y10yAbility
Delivers an attack with a potency of 190 to all enemies in a straight line before you.MNK, PGL
Perfect Balance50Instant240sFREE0y0yAbility
Allows execution of weaponskills which require a certain form, without being in that form.
Duration: 10s
MNK, PGL

FFXIV A Realm Reborn: Pugilist Traits

 
Level
Name
Description
8Enhanced Strength (Pugilist)Increases strength by 2.
14Enhanced FeatherfootImproves evasion increase granted by Featherfoot to 25%.
16Enhanced Strength II (Pugilist)Increases strength by 4.
20Enhanced Greased LightningAllows the stacking of a second Greased Lightning.
24Enhanced Strength III (Pugilist)Increases strength by 6.
28Enhanced Twin SnakesImproves the damage increase granted by Twin Snakes to 10%.
32Third WindIncreases HP restored by Second Wind to 25%.
36Enhanced Internal ReleaseImproves the critical hit rate increase granted by Internal Release to 30%.
40Enhanced Greased Lightning IIAllows the stacking of a third Greased Lightning.
44Mythril PeakShortens Steel Peak recast time to 40 seconds.
48Enhanced MantraImproves the HP recovery increase granted by Mantra to 10%.

For now, due to how new the game is, we will be putting the basics of each class on these pages. In a week or two, more advanced guides and information will be posted here. Watch out next week for cross-class skills, maximum output rotations and more! Don’t miss out – subscribe to us via Facebook or Twitter

Don't get lost in FFXIV Patch 2.3! Our changelog & patchnotes has all the starting quest locations! Less getting lost, more playing!