List of FFXIV Jobs
Currently there are eight known FFXIV Jobs. Jobs are different from Disciplines because they are more specialized and have many more advanced skills unavailable to Disciplines of War or Magic. As was the case in FFXI, many more jobs are expected to be developed after release of the game.
As in most MMOs, each job has a typical function it performs while in a group. The tanking jobs responsible for soaking up all the damage and protecting the other players are reserved for Warriors and Paladins. White Mages are the primary healers while the primary damage dealer roles are reserved for Black Mages, Dragoons and Monks. The Summoner and Bard are considered support roles though they can typically do a decent amount of damage and healing as well.
Jobs in FFXIV are earned through various quests and require certain levels in Disciplines of War or Magic. For example to unlock the Dragoon job, you would have to level the Lancer discipline to level 30 and the Pugilist discipline to level 15. Assuming these levels do not change here is the FFXIV Jobs list from the original game.
|Job||Base Class||Details and Requirements|
|Paladin||Gladiator||The paladin job sacrifices maximum HP, but this is compensated by way of greatly enhanced defense as well as the ability to cast healing magic. Valiant by nature, a paladin can shield his comrades from blows, making him the unyielding rock upon which a party’s defense is built.|
|Monk||Pugilist||The monk job adds the power of wind to the elemental repertoire of the pugilist, and in marrying offense and defense in attacks, improves upon the pugilist’s capacity to deal explosive damage.|
|Warrior||Marauder||Warriors have the honor of possessing the highest HP of any class or job. Thriving on the enmity of his foes, there is no fiercer fighter on the field of battle.|
|Dragoon||Lancer||If lancers are at their best when on the attack, then dragoons were born to do nothing but. In addition to enhanced attack power, dragoons are also able to take to the skies for short periods of time and rain down attacks on their enemies from above.|
|Bard||Archer||The bard is a versatile job that performs songs to bolster various attributes of his companions. Coupled with his ability in battle, this enables the bard to carry his own weight in either an offensive or defensive capacity.|
|White Mage||Conjurer||White mages are powerful casters whose talents enable them to fully restore the HP of all party members in a mere instant. Beyond healing, they can also apply their MP towards attack magic, granting them extremely powerful offensive abilities.|
|Black Mage||Thaumaturge||Specializing as a black mage serves to further strengthen class characteristics and also increases MP. Black mages are able to invoke devastating spells of ancient magic and subdue multiple enemies with a single cast.|
As more information becomes available, the individual FFXIV jobs sections will be filled out with much more detail.Until then be sure to check out the jobs section on the Square Enix site.
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