FFXIV Rogue (ROG) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Resolved to go Rogue? I recommend you regale our reading on FFXIV Rogue Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding ROG.

Likely, one of the main reasons you’re here is either unlocking Rogue, or wondering about the eventual advanced jobs you can evolve into, Ninja.

How to become a Rogue? Unlocking ROG:

You can unlock the Rogue class by going to the Rogue Guild in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (around 8,16), look out for the quests either “Way of the Rogue”, or “So you want to be a Rogue”.

Rogue is the ONLY base class you CANNOT start the game as.

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 Rogue?

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

Ah, so you wanna be a Ninja? To each their own I suppose, heh. Seriously though, Ninja is a very technical melee DPS class which has the very cool Mudra system (the hand signs, if you’re wondering) and somehow after years of refinement finally feels pretty fluid and fun. So if you wanna omae wa no shinderu as Ninja, you better start omae wa no level uppu your Rogue.

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

Rogue Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Rogue Guides – Read More!

Here’s 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 Rogue, and some links for Ninja.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Pugilist (PGL) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Pondering on Pugilist? Pray you peruse our prose in our FFXIV Pugilist Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding PGL.

Likely, one of the main reasons you’re here is either unlocking Pugilist, or wondering about the eventual advanced jobs you can evolve into, Monk.

How to become a Pugilist? Unlocking PGL:

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

If you didn’t start as a PGL, you can unlock the Pugilist class by going to the Pugilist Guild in Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (around 9,10), look out for the quests either “Way of the Pugilist”, or “So you want to be a Pugilist”.

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 Pugilist?

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

Monks are your mobile, hectic, “martial artist” melee DPS job. They’re a fair bit demanding on positional requirements, and have an extremely fast GCD – which may or may not be to your liking. Beating people up with fist weapons is an MMO aesthetic many get knocked out for, so if you’re hyped about Monk, you gotta first get your Pugilist stronk.

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

Pugilist Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Pugilist 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 Pugilist, and some links for Monk.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Lancer (LNC) Basics Guide & FAQ | Shadowbringers Updated!

Looking into Lancer? Launch yourself into and lift your limits with our FFXIV Lancer Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding LNC.

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

How to become a Lancer? Unlocking LNC:

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

If you didn’t start as a LNC, you can unlock the Lancer class by going to the Lancer Guild in Gridania – Old Gridania (around 14,6), look out for the quests either “Way of the Lancer”, or “So you want to be a Lancer”.

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 Lancer?

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

Dragoons are, well, “Draconic Lancers”… I don’t know what else to say. Fans of the general Final Fantasy series would know them well, and the FFXIV Dragoon is the good ‘ol high flying DPS you imagine them to be. Heavy hitting, long combos, and lots of positionals! So if you want don that Dragoon – get on the Lancer leveling opportunet

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

Lancer Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Lancer Guides – Read More!

Here’s 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 Lancer, and some links for Dragoon.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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

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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FFXIV Thaumaturge (THM) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Trying out Thaumaturge? Thank the twelve you’ve tread into our FFXIV Thaumaturge Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding THM.

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

How to become a Thaumaturge? Unlocking THM:

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

If you didn’t start as a THM, you can unlock the Thaumaturge class by going to the Thaumaturge Guild in Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (around 7,12), look out for the quests either “Way of the Thaumaturge”, or “So you want to be a Thaumaturge”.

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 Thaumaturge?

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

If you ever wanted to stay still, tunnel, and blame your teams’ strategy for why you died then Black Mage is for you! Seriously though, they’re the least mobile DPS class, with the tightest cast bar and timing requirements. Some say refining your Black Mage is an artform, level up your Thaumaturge as a start for!

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

Thaumaturge Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Thaumaturge Guides – Read More!

Here’s 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 Thaumaturge, some links for Black Mage.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Gladiator (GLD) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Getting into Gladiator? Go and glimpse into our FFXIV Gladiator Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding GLD.

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

How to become a Gladiator? Unlocking GLD:

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

If you didn’t start as a GLD, you can unlock the Gladiator class by going to the Gladiator Guild in Ul’dah – Steps of Thal (around 9,12), look out for the quests either “Way of the Gladiator”, or “So you want to be a Gladiator”.

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 Gladiator?

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

Paladins are your hallmark tanks for FFXIV. Personally, I feel they have the most varied and powerful defensive raid utility skills, and a self-heal – while having a rather unique Physical and Magic rotation cycle. They’re your usual sword and shield tank with a very “Holy, Knightly, Heavily Armored” aesthetic and feel. So if you’ve standing firm on your path to Paladin, you gotta get that Gladiator leveling happenin!

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

Gladiator Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Gladiator 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 Gladiator, and some links for Paladin.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Arcanist (ACN) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Ascertaining to be an Arcanist? Arrive unto answers with our FFXIV Arcanist Basics Guide & FAQ. As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding ACN.

Likely, one of the main reasons you’re here is either unlocking Arcanist, or wondering about the eventual advanced jobs you can evolve into, Scholar or Summoner.

How to become an Arcanist? Unlocking ACN:

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

If you didn’t start as an ACN, you can unlock the Arcanist class by going to the Arcanist Guild in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks (around 5,11), look out for the quests either “Way of the Arcanist”, or “So you want to be an Arcanist”.

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 Arcanist?

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

Scholars are a technical shielding / mitigation healer job (which still retains the pet, don’t worry). They’re a type of healer which rewards encounter knowledge and healer duo cohesion more so than its peers. While not known for sheer power, they are hyper efficient and have tools to help any situation.

Summoners are a DoT / Pet based magical DPS job which has been known to have a multi-phase rotation. Their job identity has been the most “fluid” of all, as they’ve been soft reworked quite a bit over the years.

So if either or both of these jobs got you thinking, go get your Arcanist levels dinging! You’ll do well to learn a little more about what you’ll eventually BECOME:
FFXIV Scholar Basics Guide, FFXIV Summoner Basics Guide.

Arcanist Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Arcanist 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 Arcanist, and some links for Scholar and/or Summoner.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Archer (ARC) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Ambitious to be an Archer? Allow yourself the advice found in our FFXIV Archer Basics Guide & FAQ! As implied, this is for players wanting to know the absolute basics, and answer some of the most common questions regarding ARC.

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

How to become an Archer? Unlocking ARC:

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

If you didn’t start as an ARC, you can unlock the Archer class by going to the Archer Guild in Gridania – New Gridania (around 15,12), look out for the quests either “Way of the Archer”, or “So you want to be an Archer”.

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 Archer?

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

Archers (and eventually Bard) are your resident ranged, well, Archer. While not typically known for heavy hits, they have more of a DoT / Supportive playstyle. They aren’t your typical “Hunter / Sniper”, and more of a “Ranger / Naturalist”. If Bards sound like a bullseye to you, then hurry and level your Archer!

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

Archer Crafters and Gatherers?

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

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 Archer 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 Archer, and some links for Bard.

Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & In Closing

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


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FFXIV Marauder (MRD) Basics Guide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

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:

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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FFXIV Warrior (WAR) BasicGuide & FAQ – Shadowbringers Updated!

Welcome, wild Warriors! If you’re wanting to try out the WAR job, you’ll find a wealth of basic information and FAQs in our Warrior Basics Guide. Read on if you’re expecting to learn about unlocking WAR, Warrior Job Identity, trait and skill list, crafters and gatherers related to WAR, and link to other important Warrior info!

Warrior is a Tank job, and one of the OG nine jobs introduced into the game in 2.0 A Realm Reborn. WARs came out with the only other co-tank at the time, Paladins.

How to become a Warrior? Unlocking WAR:

First and foremost you need to have a Level 30 Marauder, and have completed the L30 MRD class quest, “Bringing Down the Mountain”. After doing this you can unlock the actual quest to become a Warrior, “Pride and Duty (Will Bring you Down the Mountain)” which is issued by good ‘ol Wyrnzoen in Limsa Lominsa – Upper Decks.

You also have to complete a Level 20 MSQ, “Sylph Management”, which realistically should be completed by the time you’re looking to unlock Warrior. 

Note that, upon completing Pride and Duty (Will Bring you Down the Mountain) you MUST EQUIP the “Soul of the Warrior” to actually formally BECOME a WAR. Interestingly, in the old days, unlocking Warrior required L15 Gladiator – that’s no longer the case.

Rushing to or want to know how to unlock a certain class? Learn more:
FFXIV Job Unlock & Requirements Guide.

Warrior Playstyle & WAR Job Identity

If you’ve asked yourself, “Why play, try, or choose Warrior?” – here’s my attempt at selling you the WAR class.

Ah, the quintessential bruiser. Warriors in FFXIV are that good ‘ol “Tanky DPS”. Resource management, cooldown timings, burst windows… Warriors play like a DPS! The infamous Fell Cleave changed tank players forever. Their tanking capability is still great – don’t be fooled! Their special “niche” to separate them from other tanks is their short defensive windows as a skill test.

Historically, while they’re known and designed for their DPS – they don’t always come out on top of all the other tanks (It really depends patch to patch). Warriors have some extremely tight timings which lurk under the seeming simplicity of the job, and can be a little hectic when optimizing.

Aesthetically and thematically, Warrior looks and feels like the wild frontliner it’s meant to be. The feeling of playing a Warrior is spot on – the FFXIV WAR changes the meaning of “Tank and Spank”.

DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to be a blurb that aligns with the current meta. That changes from patch to patch. Our goal here is to provide you with an idea of what the job is trying to be, getting cues from both the Developers’ concrete decisions on job design, as well as our own feedback.

What Crafters & Gatherers should Warrior level?

While it’s common in MMORPG’s to think you want to craft your own gear as you level up your WAR… I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT.

Leveling up your DoH and DoL jobs should be thought of as a different activity completely. To be honest, if you’re a newer player, simply ensure that you DO NOT OVERCAP Levequests (always have less than 100).

The only relation a combat job has to a crafter or gatherer class is “which classes do you need to repair your gear”? My advice, ultimately, is pretty much all or nothing – level up all DoH classes in tandem. As a separate project, level up all DoL classes in tandem (with the optional Fisher).

What’s the best race for Warrior?

Racial stats are (was?) a thing. However, I highly recommend not caring about it. The difference in performance between the “best” and “worst” race for you is not even 0.1%.

My advice? Pick for aesthetics. Will you stay the same job forever? If you change mains, will you race change? Ultimately, the difference is so microscopic that I cannot in good faith tell you that racial stats are an integral part of your character.

I won’t even link the Racial Stats Guide, as I haven’t checked up on this in a while – and I don’t want to cement the idea that the “best race” really matters.

Related Warrior 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:

  • Adding a “links to further resources”, we’re doing a site restructure so once those links are set, they’ll go in here.
  • Human-readable, newbie-friendly skill and trait list.
    > I used to have the in-game skill list here, but I found it useless as the in-game one is better… I’d rather have a new player friendly rundown.
  • More descriptive job identity? Pics?
    > I dunno… pictures of the job gauges? A gif of some flashy skills?
  • Feel free to suggest anything else via comment or socials!

Summary & Outro

Well that’s about it for a really, really basic guide that hopefully points some lost souls in the right direction, or answers some of your questions regarding Warrior.


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