Mystified about Marauder? Meander in, and find meaning in our FFXIV Marauder Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding MRD.
Likely, one of the main reasons you’re here is either unlocking Marauder, or wondering about the eventual advanced jobs you can evolve into, Warrior.
How to become a Marauder? Unlocking MRD:
Primarily, you can begin your journey into Eorzea and start the game as a Marauder – simply choose it as your starting option upon character creation.
If you didn’t start as a MRD, you can unlock the Marauder class by going to the Marauder Guild in Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks (around 11,6), look out for the quests either “Way of the Marauder”, or “So you want to be a Marauder”.
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 Marauder?
This question is semi irrelevant as, along with any of the other base classes, the only reason you’re a Marauder is simply a stepping stone into Warrior. But, I’ll give you a little description of what to expect anyway.
Warriors are your tank classes that secretly want to be a DPS. Their job identity lends itself to hitting with extremely hard weapon skills. I mean, they have a skill called “Berserk” that grants “Guaranteed direct critical hits”. If the bruiser archetype of Warrior rubs you the right way, go level your Marauder in a speed of light way!
You’ll do well to learn a little more about what you’ll eventually BECOME:
FFXIV Warrior Basics Guide.
Marauder Crafters and Gatherers?
I often get asked “What Disciple of Hand or Disciple of Land classes go well with MRD?” Another related question to this is “Should I level them with my Marauder 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 Marauder?
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 Marauder Guides – Read More!
Here are a few useful links for you:
- General Leveling Guide for ALL combat classes / jobs
- Warrior Basics Guide & FAQ
- Adding new links as we update them!
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 Marauder, and some links for Warrior.
Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!
Summary & In Closing
Well that’s it for our Marauder Basics Guide & FAQ. There’s not much to say but these are really basic little guides to help out the budding or confused Marauder, and hopefully future WAR! Hopefully we answered a few of your questions.
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