FFXIV Dragoon Guide/FAQ

How do I become a Dragoon?

You need to level up a Lancer to 30, and complete all the Slyph-management MSQ.  If you’ve met these requirements, you can return to the Lancer’s Guild in Gridania to get your quest to obtain the “Soul of the Dragoon“. Equip this soul crystal and your Lancer will automatically “Jump” up to Dragoon!

What’s the Dragoon playstyle?

Dragoons are high-flying hurricanes of death. They have one purpose: to deal heavy melee physical damage. Dragoons don’t really change the playstyle of Lancers, they just add some much needed utility skills. Elusive Jump, a threat reducing escape mechanism, would serve well in both PvE and PvP. Spineshatter Dive is a great gap-closer, and good for general mobility around the battlefield.

What are good Dragoon stats?

Simply, get as much STR as you can. If you can’t allocate anymore points into STR, get VIT. On gear and materia, you’re probably going to value CRITICAL CHANCE over anything else.

What are the Dragoon Traits?

As of now, there are no advanced job specific traits. You inherit all Lancer traits you’ve already learned.

What are the Dragoon Skills?

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

Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 180. Returns you to your original position after the attack is made. Cannot be executed while bound.
Elusive Jump3501800015y0y
Executes a jump to a location 15 yalms behind you, while removing any Heavy or Bind effects.
Additional Effect: Reduces enmity.
Spineshatter Dive400900020y0y
Delivers a jumping attack with a potency of 170.
Additional Effect: Stun Duration: 2s
Cannot be executed while bound.
Power Surge45060000y0y
Increases the damage dealt by a single Jump or Spineshatter Dive by 50%. Duration: 10s
Dragonfire Dive5001800020y5y
Delivers a jumping fire-based attack with a potency of 250 to all nearby enemies. Cannot be executed while bound.


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). More on this in our Melee DPS Role Actions Guide.

Do I have to level up Dragoon separately?

No, your EXP in Dragoon rises as you level up your Lancer class.

Any other Dragoon 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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9 thoughts on “FFXIV Dragoon Guide/FAQ”

  1. I never became a level 15 marauder and I unlocked dragoon at level 30. Is this article accurate? I started off as a lancer. So I’m confused. All I did was equip the soul gem after the quest in the lancer guild. You only have to be level 15 in marauder if you started the game as a marauder I believe because you can’t change classes until level 15.

    1. I updated the job requirement guide, but have yet to rework these “basic class guides”, sorry! This change must have happened recently, and not something older players are likely to notice!!!

  2. So I have a lvl 30 Lancer and a lvl 15 marauder I have done all Lancer guild quests. Is there something I am missing here because I can’t get the quest to show up. Any ideas?

    1. Try progressing your story quest a bit? Or check in the lancer guild first as he initially directs you to the DRG ‘gm’.

    2. If you have done the quest line from the lancers guild, “Soul of the Dragoon” you have to equip the item “Dragoon Soul” in your inventory.

    3. I may be wrong – but, based on the wording of your comment, I am assuming that you have two separate characters. If that is the case, the reason you are not seeing the quest populate is due to the fact that you can level up multiple jobs on one character, and is necessary to do so, in order to use advanced jobs. You’ll want to take your level 30 Lancer, and change jobs to Marauder, level that to 15, at which time you will be able to pursue the quest for the Dragoon job. Hope this helps.

    1. The only cross-class skills you can use are those from the MRD (Marauder) and from PGL Pugilist.
      I suggest to use the Pugilist’s Second Wind if your looking for some personal healing.
      The Marauder’s Bloodbath skills is also a good survivability skill you can use.

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