FFXIV Warrior (WAR) Cross-class Skills (3.0+ Updated)

HEAVENSWARD UPDATED: What are the best Warrior Cross Class Skills? Find out the best cross-class skills of WAR and the best way to get them!

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

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

From what other classes does Warrior get skills from? Gladiator and Pugilist.

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

Full list of Warrior (WAR) Cross-class skills

NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Savage Blade4Attack that generates enmityGladiator (GLA)
Featherfoot4Increases evasionPugilist (PGL)
Flash8Increases enmity in all nearby enemiesGladiator (GLA)
Second Wind8Instantly restores own HPPugilist (PGL)
Convalescence10Increases HP restored by spells or actionsGladiator (GLA)
Haymaker10Delivers an blow after evading an attackPugilist (PGL)
Internal Release12Increases critical hit ratePugilist (PGL)
Provoke22Increases enmity in targetGladiator (GLA)
Awareness34Nullifies chance of suffering critical damageGladiator (GLA)
Mantra42Increases HP recovery via curing magic by 5% for self and nearby party membersPugilist (PGL)

Warrior (WAR) Cross-class skills discussion

SET IN STONE: Provoke > Internal Release > Convalescence > Awareness > (Last slot: FLEX)

Savage Blade – Useles since you have your own version.

Featherfoot, Haymaker – This duo is technically most utilized by the Warrior. Is it worth 2 slots? No… it really isn’t.

Flash – Is pretty good in 4-mans. It’s a contender for FLEX slot in SOME ENCOUNTERS ONLY.

Second Wind – Not bad. Doubles as an aggro generator! Contender for FLEX.

Convalescence – Really good, but it requires some coordination with healers (or a good sense of tanking) to maximize.

Internal Release – +Damage on Warrior… legit always.

Provoke – is technically a must-have for any encounter with a tank swap mechanic.

Mantra – While good for others to take, you have more important skills like…

Awareness – is good when now a days! A lot of encounter crit, and also fixes problems if you mess up Raw Intuition.

Ideal Warrior (WAR) Cross-class progression

  1. Marauder to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Marauder to 30 for: WAR Requirement.
  3. Gladiator to 15 for: WAR Requirement.
  4. Monk to 8 for: Second Wind.
  5. WAR to 50 for: Maximum level.
  6. Monk to 12 for: Internal Release.
  7. Gladiator to 34 for: Awareness
  8.  Monk to 42 for: Mantra (All Cross Class Skills Obtained)

Summary

  • Warrior use skills from: Gladiator and Pugilist.
  • Best Warrior Cross-Class Skills:
    Provoke > Internal Release > Convalescence > Awareness > FLEX
  • Flex slots would likely be: Second Wind, Mantra or Flash. (Featherfoot is okay for 4’s)

More Info: Marauder | Warrior | MRD WAR Stats

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FFXIV ARR Cross Class Skill Guide

So we’ve been getting a lot of request for listing a cross class table that is up to date. Here it is, we have also listed separate cross class tables per Job/Class which we will update in this page in the next few days.

Let us know if you have any feedback in the comments.

Few things to note:

  1. Hover over a skill name to see their entry in XIVDB (note that not all skills are up to date in XIVDB)
  2. All skill tooltips from XIVDB seem to be TRAITED. The actual skills useable as cross-class are UNTRAITED.
  3. All descriptions are up to date as of 12-Oct-2014.
Skill NameBRDWHMPLDWARMNKDRGBLMSCHSMN
Straight Shotx
Raging Strikesxxx
Venomous Bitex
Hawk's Eyexxx
Quelling Strikesxxx
Stonex
Curexx
Aeroxx
Cleric Stancexx
Protectxxx
Raisexxx
Stoneskinxxx
Savage Bladexx
Flashxx
Convalescencexx
Provokexx
Awarenessxx
Foresightxxxx
Skull Sunderxxxx
Fracturexxxx
Bloodbathxxxx
Mercy Strokexxxx
Featherfootxxxx
Second Windxxxx
Haymakerxxxx
Internal Releasexxxx
Mantraxxxx
Feintxxx
Keen Flurryxxx
Impulse Drivexx
Invigoratexxx
Blood for Bloodxxx
Thunderxxxx
Surecastxxxx
Swiftcastxxxx
Ruinxxxx
Bioxxxx
Physickxxxx
Virusxxxx
Eye for an Eyexxxx

We also have a discussion and recommendation guide for each class:

Bard Cross Class Skills Guide

Paladin Cross Class Skills Guide

Dragoon Cross Class Skills Guide

Warrior Cross Class Skills Guide

Monk Cross Class Skills Guide

Summoner Cross Class Skills Guide

Scholar Cross Class Skills Guide

White Mage Cross Class Skills Guide

Black Mage Cross Class Skills Guide

FFXIV Monk (MNK) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does Monk get skills from? Marauder and Lancer.

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

Full list of Monk (MNK) Cross-class skills

Monk    
NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Feint2Damages and slows enemiesLancer (LNC)
Foresight2Increases defenseMarauder (MRD)
Skull Sunder4Attack that generates enmityMarauder (MRD)
Keen Flurry6Increases parry rateLancer (LNC)
Fracture6Damage over time (DOT)Marauder (MRD)
Impulse Drive8Attack. Damage is stronger if dealt at the back of targetLancer (LNC)
Bloodbath8Converts damage dealt to HPMarauder (MRD)
Invigorate22Instantly restores 300 TPLancer (LNC)
Mercy Stroke26Attack that can only be executed when enemy is below 20% HP. Up to 20% life steal.Marauder (MRD)
Blood for Blood34Damage dealt +20%, Damage taken +25%Lancer (LNC)

Monk (MNK) Cross-class skills discussion

Feint – If there are key adds that can be slowed, and you don’t have a LNC / DRG, take it.

Foresight, Keen Flurry – Take one or the other if surviving physical damage is a concern.

Fracture – A decent DoT as always.

Impulse Drive – My impulses tell me it’s not worth getting this as a monk.

Bloodbath – A pretty decent self-healing mechanism, for the lack of other things to take.

Invigorate, Blood for Blood – well, this is the main event in terms of monk cross class. Take these two and dont look back.

Mercy Stroke – This is kind of underrated. Pretty strong for when it’s needed.

Ideal Monk (MNK) Cross-class progression

  1. Pugilist to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Marauder to 6 for: Fracture.
  3. Pugilist to 30 for: MNK Requirement.
  4. Lancer to 15 for: MNK Requirement.
  5. MNK to 50 for: Maximum level.
  6. Lancer to 34 for: Blood for Blood.
  7.  Marauder to 26 for: Mercy Stroke(All Cross Class Skills Obtained)

Like always, getting an extra DoT from Marauder 6 is very helpful early on.

Summary

  • Monks use skills from: Gladiator and Pugilist.
  • Invigorate and Blood for Blood are your key offensives here.
  • For defensives, Foresight and Bloodbath.
  • Best Monk Cross-Class Skills:
    Blood for Blood, Mercy Stroke, Invigorate, Fracture, Bloodbath.

More Info: Pugilist | Monk | PGL MNK Stats

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FFXIV Black Mage (BLM) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does Black Mage get skills from? Arcanist and Archer.

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

Full list of Black Mage (BLM) Cross-class skills

NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Ruin1Unaspected damage nuke.Arcanist (ACN)
Physick4Restores target's HPArcanist (ACN)
Raging Strikes4Increases damage dealtArcher (ARC)
Virus12Reduces target's STR, DEXArcanist (ACN)
Hawk's Eye26Increases DEX and physical accuracyArcher (ARC)
Eye for an Eye34Erects a barrier on a party member that when struck the striker will deal less damageArcanist (ACN)
Quelling Strikes34Reduces enmity generated by each attackArcher (ARC)

Black Mage (BLM) Cross-class skills discussion

Well, you got some slim pickings here.

Ruin and Hawks Eye are useless to you. There’s no debating this.

Physick is arguably your best cross class skill. Infinite cures with Umbral Ice is never bad in a bind.

Virus is a welcome debuff. Reducing damage, parry and block strength (and chance). Admittedly, this one isn’t used very often even by ACN’s SCH’s and SMN’s… I wonder why.

Eye for an Eye – Deceptively useful. The availability of this skill amongst many classes rewards an organized group by taking turns putting this buff on the tank.

Quelling Strikes – Ah, the best one you can get. If you like opening with Thunder -> Fire, you’re going to need this to offset the threat.

Raging Strikes – An obvious choice. Only use it when you’re in your Fire phase.

Well, since you can get seven, and 2 are garbage, I guess the choice is obvious…

Ideal Black Mage (BLM) Cross-class progression

  1. Thaumaturge to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Arcanist to for: Physick.
  3. Archer to 4 for: Raging Strikes.
  4. Thaumaturge to 30 for: BLM Requirement.
  5. Archer to 15 for: BLM Requirement (Raging Strikes).
  6. Black Mage to 50 for: Maximum level.
  7. Archer to to 34 for: Quelling Strikes.
  8. Arcanist to 34 for: Eye for an Eye (All Cross-class skills obtained)

Getting Physick (Arcanist 4) is really really really (really) worth it, and is probably your most important cross-class skill aside from Quelling Strikes.

Summary

  • Black Mages use skills from: Archer and Arcanist.
  • Physick. Get this. Use it. Profit. Combine it with Swiftcast if you like!?
  • Eye for an Eye is a decent raid helping skill. Also, get used to timing Quelling Strikes.
  • Best Black Mage Cross-Class skills:
    Physick, Raging Strikes, Quelling Strikes, Virus, Eye for an Eye.

More Info: Thaumaturge | Black Mage | THM BLM Stats

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FFXIV Bard (BRD) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does Bard get skills from? Pugilist and Lancer.

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

Full list of Bard (BRD) Cross-class skills

NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Feint2Damages and slows enemiesLancer (LNC)
Featherfoot4Increases evasionPugilist (PGL)
Keen Flurry6Increases parry rateLancer (LNC)
Second Wind8Instantly restores own HPPugilist (PGL)
Haymaker10Delivers an blow after evading an attackPugilist (PGL)
Internal Release12Increases critical hit ratePugilist (PGL)
Invigorate22Instantly restores 300 TPLancer (LNC)
Blood for Blood34Damage dealt +20%, Damage taken +25%Lancer (LNC)
Mantra42Increases HP recovery via curing magic by 5% for self and nearby party membersPugilist (PGL)

Bard (BRD) Cross-class skills discussion

Feint – Useful for more difficult pulls for reducing enemy DPS and cast times. depends on the encounter/s, and the presence of a lancer or dragoon.

Featherfoot / Haymaker – Ideally taken together, but these two are pretty sub-par. Featherfoot can help, but it’s very unlikely these are going to be of any use in any serious encounter.

Second Wind – Self-heal on demand. As always, a must have.

Internal Release – This is absolutely nuts on Bard. More crits means more Bloodletter.

Invigorate – An obvious take for any TP class.

Blood for Blood – the best DPS increasing skill, but comes at steep cost. The 25% damage could mean death in some difficult encounters.

Mantra – Another great skill for raiding. Every little bit helps!

Ideal Bard (BRD) Cross-class progression

  1. Archer to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Lancer to 2 for: Feint
  3. Archer to 30 for: BRD Requirement.
  4. Pugilist to 15 for: BRD Requirement, Internal Release.
  5. BRD to 50 for: Maximum level.
  6. Lancer to 34 for: Blood for Blood
  7. Pugilist to 42 for: Mantra (All Cross-class skills obtained)

Bards progression is pretty straight forward. The road to 50 is quite easy using just the Bards skillset. However, LNC to 2 for Feint can help make your PvE life easier.

Summary

  • Bards use skills from: Pugilist and Lancer.
  • Almost all Bard cross-class skills are great. Offensively, Internal Release and Blood for Blood are solid.
  • Keen Flurry, Second Wind and  Mantra are all useful defensive skills.
  • Recommendations: Second Wind, Internal Release, Invigorate, Blood for Blood, Mantra.

More Info: Archer | Bard | ARC BRD Stats
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FFXIV Paladin (PLD) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does Paladin get skills from? Marauder and Conjurer.

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

Full list of Paladin (PLD) Cross-class skills

NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Cure2Restores target's HPConjurer (CNJ)
Foresight2Increases defenseMarauder (MRD)
Skull Sunder4Attack that generates enmityMarauder (MRD)
Fracture6Damage over time (DOT)Marauder (MRD)
Protect8Increases physical and magical defenseConjurer (CNJ)
Bloodbath8Converts damage dealt to HPMarauder (MRD)
Raise12Ressurect targetConjurer (CNJ)
Mercy Stroke26Attack that can only be executed when enemy is below 20% HP. Up to 20% life steal.Marauder (MRD)
Stoneskin34Shield that absorbs damageConjurer (CNJ)

Paladin (PLD) Cross-class skills discussion

Skull Sunder and Raise are useless in 8-man raids. Raise has it’s uses in 4 person dungeons, though.

Protect – can be used if you somehow do not have any WHM’s. Why? The Conjurer Protect gives magic resist (Proshell)

Cure – an enmity generator during fight “downtimes”. Stoneskin does this alot better, though.

Foresight – As basic as this is, +20% defense is nothing to scoff at. Take it.

Stoneskin – This is pretty good. During phases where nothing happens in fights, this is the best skill to use. Hands down.

Bloodbath, Mercy Stroke – While not stellar, these two are the only ones which marginally have a place in your skillbar. Bloodbaths heal gives enmity (effectively +10%), and Mercy Stroke isn’t so bad.

 

Ideal Paladin (PLD) Cross-class progression

  1. Gladiator to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Marauder to 6 for: Fracture, Foresight
  3. Gladiator to 30 for: PLD Requirement.
  4. Conjurer to 15 for: PLD Requirement.
  5. Paladin to 50 for: Maximum level.
  6. Marauder to 26 for: Mercy Stroke
  7. Conjurer to 34 for: Stoneskin (All Cross-class skills obtained)

Summary

  • Paladin use skills from: Conjurer and Marauder.
  • Stoneskin is useful for “downtime” during fights.
  • While not “super exciting”, you get lots of use from Fracture & Foresight.
  • Best Paladin Cross-class skills:
    Foresight, Stoneskin, Bloodbath, Fracture, Mercy Stroke.

More Info: Gladiator | Paladin | GLD PLD Stats

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FFXIV Dragoon (DRG) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does Dragoon get skills from? Pugilist and Marauder.

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

Full list of Dragoon (DRG) Cross-class skills

Dragoon    
NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Foresight2Increases defenseMarauder (MRD)
Skull Sunder4Attack that generates enmityMarauder (MRD)
Featherfoot4Increases evasionPugilist (PGL)
Fracture6Damage over time (DOT)Marauder (MRD)
Bloodbath8Converts damage dealt to HPMarauder (MRD)
Second Wind8Instantly restores own HPPugilist (PGL)
Haymaker10Delivers an blow after evading an attackPugilist (PGL)
Internal Release12Increases critical hit ratePugilist (PGL)
Mercy Stroke26Attack that can only be executed when enemy is below 20% HP. Up to 20% life steal.Marauder (MRD)
Mantra42Increases HP recovery via curing magic by 5% for self and nearby party membersPugilist (PGL)

Dragoon (DRG) Cross-class skills discussion

Foresight – Well, I guess this depends on the encounter. If staying alive is absolutely critical, you can take this.

Second Wind – Any class that can take second wind, do so. If you have to ask why, then somethings wrong with you.

Fracture – Not a bad skill for longer fights.

Bloodbath – The heal on this is quite noticeable if you’re a dragoon…

Haymaker, Featherfoot – Again, best in a pair… ultimately not worth the trouble.

Internal Release – a no brainer. Increase critical chance is just too good to pass.

Mercy Stroke – Surprisingly good for bursting down tougher adds.

Mantra – Always decent in a large raid.

Ideal Dragoon (DRG) Cross-class progression

  1. Lancer to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Marauder to 6 for: Fracture
  3. Lancer to 30 for: DRG Requirement.
  4. Marauder to 15 for: DRG Requirement.
  5. Pugilist to 12 for: Internal Release, Second Wind.
  6. Dragoon to 50 for: Maximum level.
  7. Marauder to 26 for: Mercy Stroke
  8. Pugilist to 42 for: Mantra (All Cross-class skills obtained)

MRD 6 for Fracture is a pretty useful DoT, and well worth the side-track to Lancer 30. Pugilist to 12 is also great anytime before 50, gaining important skills like Internal Release, and Second Wind.

Summary

  • Dragoon use skills from: Pugilist and Marauder.
  • Second Wind is really, really, really good. Get used to using it!
  • Internal Release is your key DPS cross-class skill.
  • Best Dragoon Cross-class skills:
    Internal Release, Second Wind, Mantra, Mercy Stroke, Fracture.

More Info: Lancer | Dragoon | LNC DRG Stats

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FFXIV White Mage (WHM) Cross Class skills guide

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

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

From what other classes does White Mage get skills from? Arcanist and Thaumaturge.

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

Full list of White Mage (WHM) Cross-class skills

NameIconLevelDescriptionFrom Class
Ruin1Generic non-elemental nuke.Arcanist (ACN)
Physick4Basic heal.Arcanist (ACN)
Surecast8Your next spell cannot be interrupted by damage.Thaumaturge (THM)
Ice II12Weak AoE bind.Thaumaturge (THM)
Virus12Reduces targets STR & DEXArcanist (ACN)
Swiftcast27Causes your next spell to have no cast time.Thaumaturge (THM)
Eye for an Eye34A defensive shield that gives a chance to reduce enemy damage dealt.Arcanist (ACN)

White Mage (WHM) Cross-class skills discussion

Ruin: Useless. Use Stone II over this anyday.
Physick: Still useless. Cure is still more synergistic with your overall kit.

Surecast: Useful in PvP! It’s use in PvE is extremely rare, but it still deserves one of the 5 slots.

Ice II: A weak potency AoE attack, with a bind effect. It’s your only choice for AoE until holy (But this is really weak…). This is really good in PvP though!

Virus: The second best WHM cross-class skill. Reduces boss physical damage, great for heavy damage phases.

Eye for an Eye: Admittedly this isn’t exactly game-breaking, but useful enough. A % chance to have the striker deal less damage is just way too inconsistent, but any increase is defense is always good.

Swiftcast: THE BEST CROSS-CLASS SKILL of all time. The sheer effectiveness of Swiftcast on White Mage is just insane. Along with Benediction, this becomes an “anti-wipe” on a 60 second cooldown. Pure insanity. Maximizing Swiftcast will cause the reversal of many otherwise failed raids. (Yes, Swiftcast + Raise works)

Ideal White Mage (WHM) Cross-class progression

  1. Conjurer to 15 for: Unlocking other classes.
  2. Conjurer to 30 for: WHM Requirement.
  3. Arcanist to 15 for: WHM Requirement.
  4. Conjurer to 50 for: Maximum level.
  5. Thaumaturge to 6 for: Thunder
  6. Thaumaturge to 27 for: Swiftcast
  7. Arcanist to 34 for: Eye for an Eye (All Cross-class skills obtained)

Getting THM 6 is a step you should not skip. It’s absolutely worth the trouble, as you will be using Thunder for the rest of your life as a White Mage, and makes levelling up much less painful.

Summary

  • White Mages use skills from: Arcanist and Thaumaturge.
  • Learn to use Virus early and often!
  • Swiftcast is amazing. Get it and practice using it. It will save many raids.

More Info: Conjurer | White Mage | CNJ WHM Stats

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