“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” – Mahiko ‘-bi Wan’ San.
Hello! Welcome to our FFXIV Machinist guide. Here, we discuss all basic Machinist information. The Machinist is a ranged physical DPS class which was introduced in Heavensward 3.0. To help with your leveling MCH, see our Machinist Leveling Guide.
How do I become a Machinist in FFXIV? What are the MCH Requirements?
- You must have an existing Level 50 combat class (DoW or DoM).
- You must have completed “Before the Dawn” (all story quests prior to 3.0).
- 3) Only then will the Machinist unlock quest open up –
Where do I unlock Machinist?
The quest name is “Savior of Skysteel”, which is found in Foundation (8,10). The quest giver is an NPC named Stephanivien. Once completed, equip the Soul of the Machinist which can be found in your armory.
Help! I’m a new player rushing to Machinist! Your best bet’s starting the game as Archer and hitting the requirements as a Bard. Switch to MCH once you’re good to go!
Machinist stats: What stats to allocate and gear up for?
The most important stat for MCH is undoubtedly DEX. DEX improves ranged physical damage and, of course, facilitates your main objective of DEALING DAMAGE. All characters will want some extra VIT (usually by materia and stat points) when tackling extremely difficult content. Note that excessive VIT is a huge minus to efficiency.
As for secondary stats, we can’t really say yet. MCH may have favorable secondary stats that synergize with their skillset, but we can only guess at this point. Determination is the ‘go-to’ stat for any DPS, and Machinists are no different.
What are the Machinist Skills & Traits?
MCH begin their ‘lifespan’ at level 30. So you may get shocked at the amount of new skills you have. Familiarize yourself with MCH skills and traits listed below.
|>icon<||16||Enhanced Dexterity II||Effect|
|>icon<||20||Increased Action Damage II||Effect|
|>icon<||24||Enhanced Dexterity II||Effect|
|>icon<||36||Enhanced Spread Shot||Effect|
|>icon<||40||Increased Action Damage||Effect|
|>icon<||44||Enhanced Rapid Fire||Effect|
Machinists share the same role actions with Bard. to know more about this. read through our Ranged DPS Role Actions Guide.
Crafting & Gathering classes suitable for Machinist?
Going by trends we can assume…
MCH Armor: Leatherworker (mainly)
MCH Gun: ??? (I assume metal-based crafters)
MCH Accessories: Goldsmith (mainly)
It’s hard to say clearly which gathering class is best. But I’m willing to bet guns need metal too, so I’ll go with primarily Miner. We all know how leatherworker rolls though…
Other Machinist resources
- Machinist Leveling Guide
- Machinist Best-in-slot & End-game gear: To find the droid components you’re looking for.
- Ranged DPS Role Actions
Bring the damn GUN to the knife fight! Enjoy your Machinist!