FFXIV Conjurer (CNJ) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

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Curious about Conjurers? Come and correct your course with the help of our FFXIV Conjurer Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding CNJ.

Likely, one of the main reasons you’re here is either unlocking Conjurer, or wondering about the eventual advanced job you can evolve into, White Mage.

How to become a Conjurer? Unlocking CNJ:

Primarily, you can begin your journey into Eorzea and start the game as a Conjurer – simply choose it as your starting option upon character creation.

If you didn’t start as a CNJ, you can unlock the Conjurer class by going to the Conjurer’s Guild in Gridania – Old Gridania (around 7,11), look out for the quests either “Way of the Conjurer”, or “So you want to be a Conjurer”.

Other unlocking prerequisites? I’m 99% sure you need to complete the Level 10 class quest of your STARTING CLASS if you want to unlock any other new ones.

Why should I play or choose Conjurer?

This question is semi irrelevant as, along with any of the other base classes, the only reason you’re a Conjurer is simply a stepping stone into White Mage. But, I’ll give you a little description of what to expect anyway.

White Mages are your simple but relatable “Healer / Cleric” class. Known pound for pound as having the heaviest heals. They’ve a very “Holy / Good / Nature” kind of vibe. Fans of the general Final Fantasy franchise will recognize the red triangle robe! So if you can’t wait for White Mage healin’ you better get into the leveling Conjurer feelin’.

You’ll do well to learn a little more about what you’ll eventually BECOME:
FFXIV White Mage Basics Guide.

Conjurer Crafters and Gatherers?

I often get asked “What Disciple of Hand or Disciple of Land classes go well with CNJ?” Another related question to this is “Should I level them with my Conjurer simultaneously”? 

Leveling up your DoH and DoL classes should be thought of as a separate goal all on its own. I suggest leveling up DoH classes all together, and all DoL classes together (except the optional Fishing). Do not try to align your combat class levels to your non-combat levels. Trust me.

My only advice related to this is to never cap your levequests. If you’re at max leve allowances, feel free to spend them on Fieldcraft, Tradecraft, or Battlecraft leves just to uncap ‘em.

What’s the best race for Conjurer?

TLDR: I don’t know a single person who changes race for their main class for stats. The gain is not even .1% from worst to best. My advice? Choose for aesthetics.

If you REALLY wanna do it, check out our FFXIV Racial Stats Guide, which, FAIR WARNING – I am about to recheck and update next week. But honestly, it’s best you don’t even click on that – THE MICROSCOPIC INCREASE IN STATS IS NEAR IRRELEVANT.

Related Conjurer Guides – Read More!

Here are a few useful links for you:

Upcoming Odds and Ends

Here’s a few things we’ll be adding on here in the near future:

  • A small skill list for “human readability”, as the in-game one seems like the best source for EXACT information.
  • List of relevant links for this for Conjurer, and some links for White Mage.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

Well that’s it for our Conjurer Basics Guide & FAQ. There’s not much to say but these are really basic little guides to help out the budding or confused CNJ, and hopefully future WHM! Hopefully we answered a few of your questions.


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8 thoughts on “FFXIV Conjurer (CNJ) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!”

  1. I’ve noticed that my conjurer is attractive a lot of enemy attention, should I hang back more so they won’t attack me?

  2. What’s the best tactic for a conjurer during dungeons: only healing or also partaking in the fight? If you enter the fight, do you become a target more easily? Is it better not to fight, and to fight only when you see that the damage being done by the other member is low?

    1. Healing is your first priority. Dealing damage is safe ONLY IF you’re confident the tank or other party members wont die.

  3. Can someone tell me how to get back to my conjurer character. For some reason I though I could do two and changed to botanist but my conjurer still shows up and I can’t find a way get back to it. I was at level 16 conjurer all my gear is there and now I am a naked level 1 botanist. Help did I lose my character??

  4. I can use thunder and aero with my arcanist which gives a great boost to their dot damage but neither skills at listed for the class.

    1. That is because Arcanist does not learn those skills as part of its natural progression. Thunder is from Thaumaturge, and Aero is from Conjurer.

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