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How do I become a Scholar in ARR?
You need to be a Arcanist (30) and Conjurer (15) First! If you’ve met these requirements, you can return to the Arcanists Guild in Limsa Lominsa to get your quest to obtain the “Soul of the Scholar”. In FFXIV ARR, becoming a job is as simple as equipping the required Soul.

What’s the Scholar playstyle?
Similar to White Mages, Scholars play a AOE (Area of Effect) heavy support role. This means alot of group healing. White Mages are probably alot better at healing Tanks, while Scholars excel at group healing.

Succor and Adloquium is your main heals that even give a shield effect. Leeches is better than the WHM Esuna, with a much shorter cast time. Sacred Soil is great for mitigating unavoidable damage in raids. Lustrate is a decent single target heal, but not always available.

What are good Scholar stats?
Very similar to White Mages, Scholars would gain the most value from MND. PIE is still okay even if Scholars have access to Aetherflow. VIT is always useful to take an extra hit or two.

In regards to secondary stats Scholars would benefit from Critical Chance, this does well with Scholars. Why? Succor and Succor II have extreme benefits from critical heals. The shield mechanic makes “overheals’ useful. In group healing situations, it is more likely that critical heals will not go to waste.

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

What are the Scholar Skills?
Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as an Arcanist.

Patch 2.1 Changes:

  • Lustrate – HP recovered has been increased to 25% from 20%


NameLevelCastRecastCostRangeRadiusType / Affinity
Restore targets HP. Cure Potency: 300.
Additional Effect: Erects a magical barrier which nullifies damage equal to the amount of HP restored.
If critical HP is healed, the barrier is doubled.
Duration: 30s
Removes a single deterimental effect from target.
Sacred Soil45Instant30.00s30y0yAbility
Creates a designated area in which party members will only suffer 90% of all damage inflicted.
Duration: 15s.
Additional Effect: 20% chance that the next Succor will cost no MP.
Only Available when under the effect of Aetherflow
Restores 25% of the targets maximum HP.
Only available under the effect of Aetherflow

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 Scholar separately?
No, your EXP in Scholar rises as you level up your Arcanist class.

Any other Scholar 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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