One of the features that make Final Fantasy XIV so special for fans and newcomers is the Job System. It offers various types of jobs that come from the traditional Final Fantasy games like the Black and White mage, Warrior, Monk, Samurai, Archer, and more.
Many monsters and evildoers roam the land of Eorzea with the sole purpose of wiping out the human race. Primitive godlike creatures like Primals and the dictatorial Garlean Empire’s powerful Magitek war machines are just two of the threats to the world. It is in your best interest to save Eorzea in the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion.
In order to wage war against the Garlean Empire and the Primals, you must first select a weapon and an appropriate job. FFXIV has a variety of jobs, each with a distinct function to play in a battle. Choosing a first adventure job can be a daunting task for those who have never taken on such an endeavor before.
This guide is a list of all jobs in FFXIV: Endwalker, and a brief explanation about what makes each one unique. But first, let us understand what jobs are.
What are Jobs in Final Fantasy XIV?
After selecting a race, you can choose a character’s starting class. Classes provide basic starting abilities. A class becomes a job when you equip a Soul Crystal and play the appropriate class.
Classes teach you how to employ a job’s skills and combination rotations. After reaching Level 30 in a class, you can access their associated jobs and advanced skills. And some jobs can be unlocked later by simply leveling up any class.
Final Fantasy XIV jobs are great since you can switch between them. As long as you have a class or job unlocked and the required weapon in your inventory, you can freely switch between them. A new job doesn’t necessitate the creation of new characters.
Final Fantasy XIV’s jobs are broken down into three categories:
Damage-dealing support (DPS)
There are many roles that each party member must take on so that Eorzea doesn’t face imminent destruction. For jobs that don’t quite fit into the Tank, Healer, or DPS categories due to their particular gameplay mechanics and characteristics, a fourth role called “Limited” is available.
Here is the complete list of Final Fantasy XIV Job Actions that players can use in the game.
What jobs are there in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker?
A tank is a powerful character with a lot of HP and defense training. He serves as the party’s protection. Capable of holding an opponent’s attention while also taking the brunt of hostile strikes.
Gunbreakers are warriors who were once employed by Queen Gunnhildr’s personal guard and once know as “Gunnhildr’s Blades.” They have learned the art of the gunblade from the Hrothgar of northern Ilsabard, using a weapon that combines a sword with a firing mechanism.
When fired, it will emit different kinds of magical effects by using the cartridges imbued by aether.
Gunbreaker Job Action
The Dark Knight is a job that can tank damage just like the other similar jobs like Warriors and Paladins. They also have similar abilities they use in combat with the big difference of using the powers of darkness to infuse their weapons.
A Dark Knight uses greatswords with the power of darkness combined. They also use abilities that can drain HP from their enemies.
Dark Knight Job Action
Warriors in FFXIV are the upgraded version of the Marauder with better tanking abilities with a large increase in dealing damage and its self-healing. They are comparable with other melee DPS jobs in dealing damage, but it trades their defensive power for better healing.
They need to use defense-increasing abilities to lessen the damage they get from enemies.
Warrior Job Action
Healers use restorative arts to mend their companions injuries. They can also assist in mitigating damage, removing negative effects, and even bringing fallen companions back to life if the situation calls for it.
The White Mage in FFXIV is the upgraded version of the Conjurer at level 30 with the use of the Soul Crystal. Just like their counterparts from many Final Fantasy games, they are usually seen in red and white clothes and focuses more on healing and support.
Even though White Mages focus on healing, their offensive spells have the highest damage potential like Glare, Assize, and Afflatus Misery.
White Mage Job Action
Scholars are accompanied by their farieis that would assist them in battle by healing them in FFXIV. They do not attack enemies though. The abilities their use to heal others can also prevent them from getting damaged. They are usually called Barrier Healers.
Scholar Job Action
The Astrologian is a mysterious class that can use healing and has the unique mechanic of Divination. They use Tarot cards in order to buff their allies in battle.
In the Endwalker expansion, this class got an overhaul and became Pure Healers instead of their previous hybrid versions that uses Pure and Barrier Healers with their Sects.
Astrologian Job Action
The Sage job is one of the newest jobs introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion. It focuses more on healing and using barriers that can assist their allies with their defensive stats.
The flying dagger-like weapons that are floating around the Sage are called Nouliths and can attack enemies with aether. They are classified as barrier Healers and can heal or grant barriers to targeted allies with the unique mechanic Eukrasia.
Sage Job Action
DPS – Physical Ranged DPS
Physical ranged DPS deal physical damage to their opponents from a distance. They are very good at inflicting sustained damage, and they may also provide assistance to companions.
The machinist came about after Ishgard turned to technology in order to have the advantage in the war with Dravania in FFXIV. Cannons and ballistas were used against the dragons and it now lines up on the city walls as protection.
Using ranged weapons like guns as their weapon, the machinist focuses more on dealing ranged damage and combines several firearms that are enhanced with various attachments. They can also deploy mechanical turrets to assist them in battles.
Machinist Job Action
Dancers in FFXIV are ranged DPS class that uses bladed chakrams in battle, which they throw at their enemies. They use various dances that could enhance their stats like speed, power, and more if it is done perfectly and in a certain order.
Dancers start at level 60 and they can use Closed Position in order to share the buffs with other party members that they choose to be their Dance Partner. Unfortunately, they have the lowest damage among the rest of the DPS jobs. Unlock by completing the quest Shall We Dance.
Dancer Job Action
The Bard is an upgraded version of the Archer job when it reaches level 30 and uses the Soul Crystal in FFXIV. It has the same roles as the Machinist and the Dancer since all three are Physical Ranged DPS jobs. Aside from ranged attacks, it can use songs that can enchant allies to increase stats.
They have songs that can reset other abilities recast time, making it essential for those who have long intervals. They can be deadly against enemies as well as they can extend the status effect duration they are afflicted with.
Bard Job Action
DPS – Magical Ranged DPS
Red Mages in FFXIV combine the power of ranged magic and melee DPS with high-speed movements and precise positioning. In a melee, Red Mages would use rapiers and uses Red Magic for ranged attacks.
Dualcast is one of their best abilities as it allows Red Mages to deal a lot of damage with multiple spells and then finish an enemy off with a melee attack. They can also use healing and reviving spells when needed.
Red Mage Job Action
Just like its counterparts in previous Final Fantasy games, the Black Mage wears black robes and a pointy magician’s hat. It is the upgraded version of the Thaumaturge at level 30 and with the use of the Soul Crystal.
The Black Mage focuses more on offensive magic and has the highest damage potential compared to all other DPS jobs with the exception of the Samurai. They have long casting times of their spells, which is the reason for memorizing enemy attack patterns.
Black Mage Job Action
Summoners are the upgraded versions of the Arcanist when it reaches level 30 and uses the Soul Crystal. They can summon the essence of Eorzean primals, which gives them access to more powerful abilities and summons.
When you see them in battle, they are usually have summoning phases involving the egis, Demi-Bahamut and Demi-Phoenix. In Endwalker, players can then upgrade their egis to summon more powerful summons like Ruby Ifrit, Topaz Titan, and Emerald Garuda.
Summoner Job Action
DPS – Melee DPS
The Dragoon is an upgrade of the Lancer when it reaches level 30 with the Soul Crystal. It focuses on using the Jump attacks and combining them with other weaponskills. This offers a lot of damage on enemies between each hit of their combos.
Higher level abilities like the Mirage Dive can be used by the Dragoon in order to temporarily upgrade their weapon and skills into more powerful versions. They also use other abilities to help their party members like the Dragon Sight and Battle Litany.
Dragoon Job Action
The Samurai is a close-range melee job that specialize solely in dealing damage in FFXIV, but has a few abilities that can help others. The Far Easter swordplay techniques from the land of Hingashi is what they use in battle like the Iaijutsu and the art of Sen.
Samurais can store energy in the form of Kenki and can be released with the special attack Hissatsu that deals overwhelming damage.
Samurai Job Action
The Monk is the upgraded version of the Pugilist when it reaches level 30 and uses the Soul Crystal. With the mechanics of the Pugilist, the Monk became a different version with their focus on chakra and the elements of meditation.
They do have close-quarters combat abilities, but they are more focused on charka abilities now. In Endwalker, they get overhauled to use Beast Chakras and now use the Masterful Blitz mechanic that can induce a lot of damage.
Monk Job Action
The Ninja is the upgraded version of the Rogue when it reaches level 30 and uses the Soul Crystal. It has a lot of different abilities that can be used for crowd control. They can stun, silence, slow, and root enemies with their special abilities.
Ninjas are the only job that has their own unique running and jumping animations, but they need to have their weapons drawn first to see this. They have the resource mudras, which can trigger Ninjutsu abilities.
Ninja Job Action
The Reaper is a melee DPS job that wields a scythe and can channel and host Voidsent Avatars in battle. They use weaponskills to absorb souls from their enemies and those can be used to fuse the Reapers with their Voidsent avatar.
They can then use their Lemure form that can deal immense damage with intense combos.
Reaper Job Action
Final Fantasy XIV is now available on PC, PS4, and PS5.