FFXIV Scholar (SCH) Cross Class skills guide

What are the Arcanst -> Scholar Cross Class Skills? Here, we will be strictly discussing the cross-class skills Scholar can get.

How many cross-class skills can I get as a Scholar? Any job class may only equip five (5) cross-class skills.

From what other classes does Scholar get skills from? Thaumaturge and Conjurer.

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What are the best Scholar cross-class skills? This is discussed below.

Full list of Scholar (SCH) Cross-class skills

Scholar    
NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Cure2Restores target's HPConjurer (CNJ)
Aero4Wind damage over time (DOT)Conjurer (CNJ)
Cleric Stance6Switch MND and INT, turning you into a Magical DPS.Conjurer (CNJ)
Thunder6Lightning damage over time (DOT)Thaumaturge (THM)
Protect6Increases physical and magical defenseConjurer (CNJ)
Surecast8Next spell is cast without interruptionThaumaturge (THM)
Raise12Ressurect targetConjurer (CNJ)
Swfitcast26Next spell is cast immediatelyThaumaturge (THM)
Stoneskin34Shield that absorbs damageConjurer (CNJ)

Scholar (SCH) Cross-class skills discussion

Cure – Useless, since you have Physick. Protect is also useless if you have a WHM.

Aero, Thunder – Always good to have more DoT’s. I’d go with Aero on this one.

Cleric Stance – People underestimate this skill… A must have to squeeze out full use of your Scholar.

Surecast – Never a bad choice. Use it when damage is inevitable, and a heal right after would be good.

Swiftcast – Need I say more about this skill? +Raise, or +Anything, this skill is a must have.

Ideal Scholar (SCH) Cross-class progression

  1. Arcanist to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Conjurer to 4 for: Aero.
  3. Arcanist to 30 for: SCH Requirement.
  4. Conjurer to 15 for: SCH Requirement.
  5. SCH to 50 for: Maximum level.
  6. Thaumaturge to 26 for: Swiftcast.
  7.  Conjurer to 34 for: Stoneskin (All Cross Class Skills Obtained)

Nothing fancy here, you’ll get what you need as you level up.

Summary

  • Scholar use skills from: Conjurer and Thaumaturge.
  • Alot of great Utility. Stoneskin, Swift/Surecast
  • Cleric Stance, an underrated skill overall. Only the best healers use this: So get used to it.
  • Best Scholar Cross-Class Skills:
    Swiftcast, Stoneskin, Surecast, Aero, Cleric Stance

More Info: Arcanist | Scholar | ACN SCH Stats

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6 thoughts on “FFXIV Scholar (SCH) Cross Class skills guide”

  1. I also have to heavily disagree with not having Protect. If you are the sole healer of the group, Protect is a must. It does have uses even if you have two healers and one is a WHM. You can just quickly cast it while WHM is healing other people on the person you just Raised/Ressurected.

    Also, SCH does not get Thunder anymore.

    I use the following: Swiftcast, Stoneskin, Protect, Aero, Cleric Stance

  2. You should clarify that Cleric Stance is only any use for DPS. Using it to convert INT attributes into MND doesn’t work as you lose 20% of your healing ability while it’s active, which far outweighs even 30 attribute points on MND. And the best healers use WHM, so the point is moot anyways.

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