FFXIV Warrior Guide/FAQ

How do I become a Warrior?

You need to level a Marauder to 30 and as well as complete the Sylph-management MSQ.  If you’ve met these requirements, return to the Marauder’s Guild in Limsa Lominsa  and do the WAR quest to obtain the “Soul of the Warrior“. Equip the soul crystal and you will automatically upgrade your MRD to WAR.

Need help leveling your Warrior?

What’s the Warrior playstyle?

Warriors are a versatile job class, they do decent amount of damage and tank well. This makes them valuable in a party as they can tank or off-tank and do some direct damage when needed. Defiance is a utility skill that basically says ‘Beef up and attack me’. This is very nicely accompanied by the rest of the Warrior skills that deal damage without seeing the damage penalty of Defiance. Steel Cyclone will be a key skill in gathering adds while doing boss fights.

The whole “Wrath” and “Infuriated” Warrior system add a whole new layer of gameplay to the Marauder. Learning its ins and outs will separate a good Warrior from a bad one!

What are good Warrior stats?

Simply, get as much STR and VIT as you can. It would really depend on the playing style you want to use. Our preference would be to get a little higher STR vs VIT. On gear and materia you have a lot of choices. STR/VIT, HP or Enmity would be good choices.

What are the Warrior Traits?

Level Unlocks Trait
Practical Description
20 Enhanced Vitality Increases Vit
40 Enhanced Vitallity II Increases Vit
60 Enhanced Vitality III Increases Vit
66 Enhanced Infuriate
Reduces Infuriate recast time upon landing Inner Beast, Steel Cyclone, Fell Cleave, or Decimate on most targets

 

What are the Warrior Skills?

Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as an Marauder. 

NameLevelCastRecastMPTPRangeRadius
Defiance30010000y0y
Increases maximum HP by 25%, while lowering damage dealt by 25% and increasing enmity. Increases healing from curing magic by 20%
Effect ends upon reuse.

Using certain actions while under the effect of Defiance will grant Wrath. Each unit of Wrath increases critical hit rate by 2%.
When five units are stacked, you will become Infuriated. All Wrath is lost when Defiance ends.
Inner Beast3502.5003y0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 260.
Reduces incoming damage by 20%
Ignores the 35% damage penalty inflicted by Defiance.
Can only be executed when Infuriated.
All Wrath is lost when used. Additional Effect: Absorb HP
Duration: 6 Seconds
Unchained400120000y0y
Nullifies the damage penalty inflicted by Defiance.
Duration: 20s
Can only be executed when Infuriated.
All Wrath is lost when used.
Effect is canceled if Defiance ends.
Steel Cyclone4502.5000y5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
Additional Effect: Increased Emnity
Ignores the 35% damage penalty inflicted by Defiance.
Can only be executed when Infuriated.
All Wrath is lost when used.
Infuriate500180000y0y
Instantly grants five units of Wrath, changing status to Infuriated. Can only be used when Defiance is active.
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). To know more about this, read through our Tank Role Actions Guide.

Do I have to level up Warrior separately?

No, your EXP in Warrior rises as you level up your Marauder class.

Any other Warrior 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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4 thoughts on “FFXIV Warrior Guide/FAQ”

  1. Defiance: “Using certain actions while under the effect of Defiance will grant Wrath. Each unit of Wrath increases critical hit rate by 2%.
    When five units are stacked, you will become Infuriated. All Wrath is lost when Defiance ends.”

    What abilities give wrath?

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