How do I become a Scholar?
You need to get your Arcanist to level 30. Complete the MSQ “Sylph-management” then return to the Arcanist’s Guild in Limsa Lominsa to get your quest and obtain the “Soul of the Scholar“. Immediately equip the soul crystal to change your ARC to SCH.
What’s the Scholar playstyle?
Similar to White Mages, Scholars play an AOE (Area of Effect) heavy support role. This means a lot of group healing. White Mages are probably a lot better at healing Tanks, while Scholars excel at group healing.
Succor and Adloquium are 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?
|Level Unlocks||Trait||Practical Description|
|6||Aetherdam||… + 1 Aetherflow|
|20||Enhanced Intelligence||… +8 Intelligence|
|20||Maim and Mend|
Increases damage and HP of self and pet
|20||Aetherdam II||… + 2 Aetherflows|
|20||Enhanced Mind||Increases mind by 8|
|26||Corruption Mastery||Upgrades Bio to Bio II|
|40||Enhanced Intelligence II||Inrease Intelligence|
|40||Maim and Mend II||Replaces Maim and Mend|
|40||Aetherdam III||…. + 3 Aetherflows|
|40||Enhanced Mind II||Increases mind|
|54||Broil Mastery||Changes Ruin to Broil|
|60||Enhanced Intelligence III||Increases intelligence|
|60||Enhanced Mind III||Increases Mind|
|64||Broil Mastery II||Upgrades Broil|
Reduces Aetherflow recast time upon execution of an action that requires Aetherflow
What are the Scholar Skills?
Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as an Arcanist
|Name||Level||Cast||Recast||Cost||Range||Radius||Type / 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.
|Removes a single deterimental effect from target.|
|Creates a designated area in which party members will only suffer 90% of all damage inflicted.|
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 role actions can I use?
When choosing advanced job, the amount of role actions you may equip decrease to a total of 5 (as compared to 10). For a more detailed discussion, read through our Healer Role Actions Guide.
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.